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  ALBANIA  


Standings - A1

Superliga Standings
 1. SK Tirana 12-1 
 2. Teuta 9-4 
 3. Vllaznia 8-5 
 4. Kamza Basket 6-6 
 5. Ardhmeria 3-10 
 6. Flamurtari 0-12 

Regular Season: Round 13

Feb. 17: Vllaznia - Ardhmeria 67-57
Feb. 17: SK Tirana - Teuta 106-58
Feb. 18: Flamurtari - Kamza Basket



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  ANTIGUA  

Standings

ABBA Standings
 1. Cutie Ovals Ojays 6-1 
 2. Baldwin Braves 5-1 
 3. Stingerz 4-0 
 4. Flyers 3-2 
 5. HS Outlaws 3-2 
 6. Freetown T. 2-3 
 7. HL Rockersville 1-5 
 8. Ottos 0-5 
 9. Yorks Crushers 0-5 

Regular Season: Round 11

Feb. 16: Baldwin Braves - Flyers 75-68
Feb. 16: Stingerz - Cutie Ovals Ojays 61-58

Regular Season: Round 12

Feb. 18: Yorks Crushers - HL Rockersville
Feb. 18: Ottos - Freetown T.


ABBA Round 11: Cutie Ovals Ojays lose their first game against Stingerz - by Eurobasket News

Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Cutie Ovals Ojays (6-1) on the court of leader Stingerz on Thursday night. Visitors were edged by Stingerz 61-58. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Cutie Ovals Ojays. Cutie Ovals Ojays were trailing by 3 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 23-19 charge of Stingerz, which allowed them to win the game. Stingerz have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain third place with 4-0 record having five points less than leader Cutie Ovals Ojays. Defending champion Cutie Ovals Ojays still keep top position with one game lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
The game between Top Four teams took place in St.John's. Second ranked host Baldwin Braves (5-1) defeated 4th placed Flyers (3-2) 75-68. Baldwin Braves maintains second place with 5-1 record behind leader Cutie Ovals Ojays. Flyers at the other side keep the fourth position with two games lost. They share it with HS Outlaws. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

Baldwin Braves - Flyers 75-68

The game between Top Four teams took place in St.John's. Second ranked host Baldwin Braves (5-1) defeated 4th placed Flyers (3-2) 75-68. The hosts were already 11 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 18-14 Flyers' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 75-68 at the end of the game. Baldwin Braves dominated on the defensive end, holding Flyers to just 4 points in first quarter. Baldwin Braves maintains second place with 5-1 record behind leader Cutie Ovals Ojays. Flyers at the other side keep the fourth position with two games lost. They share it with HS Outlaws. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
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Stingerz - Cutie Ovals Ojays 61-58

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Cutie Ovals Ojays (6-1) on the court of leader Stingerz on Thursday night. Visitors were edged by Stingerz 61-58. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Cutie Ovals Ojays. Cutie Ovals Ojays were trailing by 3 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 23-19 charge of Stingerz, which allowed them to win the game. Stingerz have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain third place with 4-0 record having five points less than leader Cutie Ovals Ojays. Defending champion Cutie Ovals Ojays still keep top position with one game lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
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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. Quimsa 19-14 
 5. Regatas C. 18-12 
 6. Olimpico LB 17-15 
 7. Libertad S. 16-17 
 8. La Union 16-18 
 9. Atenas 11-20 
 10. Echague 5-28 
Sur
 1. San Lorenzo 25-8 
 2. Ferrocarril 21-11 
 3. Weber Bahia 20-13 
 4. GECR Indalo 16-18 
 5. Obras Basket 16-18 
 6. Argentino 15-18 
 7. Quilmes MP 15-19 
 8. Penarol 14-20 
 9. Hispano Am. 10-24 
 10. Boca Jrs 9-24 

Regular Season: Round 34

Feb. 17: Quimsa - La Union 99-87
Feb. 17: Argentino - GECR Indalo 78-67
Feb. 17: Quilmes MP - Weber Bahia 75-68
Feb. 17: Echague - San Lorenzo 74-85
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


Standings - TNA

TNA Standings
Center North
 1. Union SF 20-5 
 2. San Isidro 17-10 
 3. Barrio Parque 14-10 
 4. Independiente BBC 10-17 
 5. BHY Tiro Federal 9-15 
 6. SP Las Parejas 6-20 
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 15-9 
 4. Salta Basket 10-13 
 5. Villa San Martin 9-17 
 6. Obera TC 8-17 
 7. Mitre Tuc. 6-18 
South
 1. Estudiantes O. 18-8 
 2. Olimpo BB 15-10 
 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. 17: Villa Angela - SP Las Parejas 80-57
Feb. 17: Estudiantes O. - Olimpo BB 79-77
Feb. 15: Independiente BBC - Barrio Parque 75-74
Feb. 15: Ciclista - Olimpo BB 74-68
Feb. 17: Mitre Tuc. - Barrio Parque 66-77
Feb. 15: Hindu - Comunicaciones 64-80
Feb. 15: BHY Tiro Federal - San Isidro 57-63
Feb. 15: Petr.Argentino - Huracan 56-71
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


Standings - Liga B

TFB Standings
Bonaerense
 1. Chivilcoy Racing 12-4 
 2. Belgrano SN 11-4 
 3. Sarmiento 9-6 
 4. Villa Mitre BB 9-7 
 5. Sportivo E. 7-7 
 6. Argentino PRG 5-11 
 7. Atletico Pilar 4-11 
 8. U.Mar del Plata 4-12 
Centro
 1. Ameghino 13-4 
 2. Atletico Tostado 13-6 
 3. Union Sunch. 11-5 
 4. Deportivo Norte A. 11-5 
 5. Independ. Oliva 8-10 
 6. Central SJ 7-9 
 7. H.San Javier 6-9 
 8. San Justino 5-12 
 9. Olimpico Ceres 4-13 
Mesopotamia
 1. C.Entrerriano 10-5 
 2. Gualeguay 10-5 
 3. Union Goya 10-7 
 4. Regatas U. 8-8 
 5. Atletico Tala 7-8 
 6. Penarol 7-9 
 7. Capuchinos 6-9 
 8. Saladas 6-9 
 9. Ferrocarril C. 6-10 
Metropolitana
 1. River Plate 13-4 
 2. P.Echague 12-6 
 3. Ramos Mejia 12-6 
 4. H.San Justo 11-7 
 5. Union Vecinal 9-8 
 6. RC Avellaneda 9-9 
 7. Lanus 7-8 
 8. Villa Mitre CF 7-11 
 9. Estudiantil 4-14 
 10. Estudiantes LP 2-16 
Noa
 1. Talleres TV 16-0 
 2. San Martin LR 11-4 
 3. Amancay LR 9-5 
 4. N.Avellaneda Tuc. 8-8 
 5. Olimpia Catam. 7-9 
 6. Union Oran 6-10 
 7. Hindu BBC 4-11 
 8. Rio Grande 0-14 
Oeste
 1. C.Espanol P. 13-3 
 2. Perfora 13-3 
 3. Rivadavia M. 12-6 
 4. Independ.N. 5-10 
 5. M.Junin 5-12 
 6. Anzorena 1-16 

Regular Season: Round 16

Bonaerense

Feb. 17: Sportivo E. - Argentino PRG 94-68
Feb. 17: Sarmiento - Chivilcoy Racing 77-81
Feb. 17: Belgrano SN - Atletico Pilar 71-68
Feb. 19: Argentino PRG - Sarmiento
Feb. 19: Atletico Pilar - Sportivo E.
Feb. 19: Chivilcoy Racing - Belgrano SN

Centro

Feb. 17: Independ. Oliva - San Justino 86-72
Feb. 17: Union Sunch. - Deportivo Norte A. 85-74
Feb. 17: Olimpico Ceres - Atletico Tostado 81-83
Feb. 19: Union Sunch. - Olimpico Ceres

Mesopotamia

Feb. 17: Capuchinos - Penarol 80-79
Feb. 17: Regatas U. - Saladas 76-70
Feb. 17: Atletico Tala - Union Goya 66-84
Feb. 19: Regatas U. - Atletico Tala
Feb. 19: Ferrocarril C. - Gualeguay
Feb. 19: Penarol - Union Goya

Metropolitana

Feb. 17: RC Avellaneda - Estudiantil 95-83
Feb. 17: River Plate - Ramos Mejia 89-84
Feb. 17: Villa Mitre CF - Estudiantes LP 74-60
Feb. 17: Union Vecinal - H.San Justo 69-56
Feb. 17: P.Echague - Lanus 65-72

Noa

Feb. 17: Olimpia Catam. - San Martin LR 72-87
Feb. 17: Talleres TV - Union Oran 103-67
Feb. 17: Rio Grande - N.Avellaneda Tuc.
Feb. 19: Hindu BBC - Amancay LR

Oeste

Feb. 17: C.Espanol P. - Anzorena 96-64
Feb. 17: Independ.N. - Perfora 76-83
Feb. 17: Rivadavia M. - Ameghino 58-56
Feb. 19: Perfora - Anzorena
Feb. 19: M.Junin - Ameghino


Argentinian LigaA round 33 best performance: Torin Francis - by Eurobasket News

American-Jamaican Center Torin Francis (210-C-83) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for La Union, receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 33.
The 33-year old player had a double-double of 20 points and 13 rebounds, while his team edged out Regatas C. (#5, 18-12) 78-76. La Union maintains the 8th position in their group in Argentinian LigaA. La Union is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 16-18 record. It's Francis' second year at La Union and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Torin Francis averages this season 13.9ppg and 8.3rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 29-year old Panamanian Josimar Ayarza (205-F-87) of Echague. Ayarza had a very good evening with 27 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as Echague lost that game 90-95 to the higher-ranked Libertad S. (#7, 16-17). Echague managed to keep the same 10th spot in Norte. 28 lost games are too many comparing to just five victories Echague managed to get this year. Ayarza is a newcomer at Echague, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American Rashaun Freeman (206-C/F-84) of Hispano Am. (#9). Freeman scored 21 points and grabbed six rebounds. Despite Freeman's great performance Hispano Am. lost 81-101 to the higher-ranked San Martin C. (#1, 24-9). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Hispano Am. can only dream about fighting for top spots in Sur. They have rather bad season and 10-24 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Freeman he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Freeman has a very solid season. In 25 games in Argentina he scored 11.2ppg. He also has 5.2rpg and FGP: 62.2%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dar Tucker (193-SG-88) of Estudiantes C. - 24 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Donald Sims (185-G-87) of Regatas C. - 21 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Facundo Pinero (200-F-88) of La Union - 17 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Jezreel De Jesus (185-G-91) of Atenas - 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Justin Williams (206-F/C-84) of Olimpico LB - 7 points and 17 rebounds
9. Ramon Clemente (200-PF-85) of Ferrocarril - 20 points and 5 rebounds
10. Juan Brussino (185-PG-91) of Libertad S. - 24 points 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)



LigaA Round 33: #1 San Lorenzo are defeated by Boca Juniors - by Eurobasket News

There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked San Lorenzo (24-8) in Buenos Aires on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by tenth ranked Boca Juniors (9-24) 73-60. Power forward Cristian Amicucci (200-85) stepped up and scored 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and Greek Fotios Lampropoulos (206-83) chipped in 10 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. The best for the losing side was international forward Gabriel Deck (199-95) with 18 points and 8 rebounds. Boca Juniors maintains tenth place with 9-24 record. Defending champion San Lorenzo still keeps top position with eight games lost. Boca Juniors are looking forward to face higher ranked Olimpico de La Banda (#6) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. San Lorenzo will play against Libertad Sunchales (#7) and is hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Formosa. Eighth ranked La Union (16-17) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 4th placed Regatas Corrientes (18-12) 78-76 in the game for the fourth place. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Regatas Corrientes. American-Jamaican center Torin Francis (210-83, college: Notre Dame) nailed a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winning side and Facundo Pinero accounted for 12 points. American guard Donald Sims (185-87, college: Appalachian St., agency: Pensack Sports) came up with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for Regatas Corrientes in the defeat. La Union moved-up to fourth place, which they share with GECR Indalo and Libertad S. Regatas Corrientes at the other side keeps the fourth position with 12 games lost. La Union will play against Hispano Am. (#9) in Rio Gallegos in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Regatas Corrientes will play at home against Atenas (#9) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Instituto (21-13) against fifth ranked Quimsa (18-14) on Tuesday night. Host Instituto was defeated by Quimsa in Cordoba 93-78. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Instituto. The best player for the winners was Aaron Harper who scored 22 points. At the other side the best for losing team was Sam Clancy who recorded a double-double by scoring 10 points and 14 rebounds. Quimsa have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain fifth place with 18-14 record. Loser Instituto keeps the third position with 13 games lost. Quimsa will meet at home La Union (#8) in the next round. Instituto will play against the league's second-placed Ferrocarril (#2) in Buenos Aires and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Concordia. Second-best host Estudiantes C. (23-12) lost to first ranked San Lorenzo (24-8) 80-69. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Estudiantes C.. It was a good game for Gerald Fitch who led his team to a victory with 23 points and 5 rebounds. Defending champion maintains first place with 24-8 record. Estudiantes C. at the other side keeps the second position with 12 games lost. San Lorenzo's next round opponent will be Libertad Sunchales (#7) on the road which should be theoretically an easy game. Estudiantes C. will play against Penarol (#8) and hope to win that game.
LigaA top team - San Martin Corrientes (24-9) had no problems winning another game on Thursday. This time they crushed ninth ranked Hispano Am. (10-24) 101-81. Leonardo Mainoldi stepped up and scored 23 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. San Martin Corrientes maintains first place with 24-9 record. Newly promoted Hispano Am. keeps the ninth position with 24 games lost. San Martin Corrientes will face Atenas (#9) in Cordoba in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Hispano Am. will play on the road against La Union in Formosa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 33: La Union won against Olimpico LB on the opponent's court 83-70. Obras Basket unfortunately lost to GECR Indalo in a home game 75-79. Weber Bahia rolled over Penarol on the road 80-58. Echague was defeated by Libertad S. on its own court 90-95. GECR Indalo was beaten by Ferrocarril in Buenos Aires 99-81. Estudiantes C. won against Libertad S. at home 85-73. Quimsa managed to outperform Atenas on the opponent's court 89-86. Hispano Am. managed to beat Obras Basket in a home game 95-92.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 21 points and 6 rebounds by Rashaun Freeman of Hispano Am..

San Martin C. - Hispano Am. 101-81

LigaA top team - San Martin Corrientes (24-9) had no problems winning another game on Thursday. This time they crushed ninth ranked Hispano Am. (10-24) 101-81. The game was mostly controlled by San Martin Corrientes. Hispano Am. was better in second period 21-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. San Martin Corrientes looked well-organized offensively handing out 31 assists comparing to just 16 passes made by Hispano Am.'s players. International Leonardo Mainoldi (203-85) stepped up and scored 23 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners and the former international Federico Aguerre (203-88) chipped in 22 points. The best for the losing side was American power forward Rashaun Freeman (206-84, college: Massachusetts) with 21 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and power forward Gonzalo Torres (202-94) scored 15 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. San Martin Corrientes maintains first place with 24-9 record. Newly promoted Hispano Am. keeps the ninth position with 24 games lost. San Martin Corrientes will face Atenas (#9) in Cordoba in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Hispano Am. will play on the road against La Union in Formosa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
San Martin C.: L.Mainoldi 23+2reb+3ast, F.Aguerre 22+3reb+1ast, D.Tintorelli 18+3reb, J.Wood 10+7reb+6ast, M.Lescano 9+1reb+5ast, J.Pablo Cantero 8+4reb+10ast
Hispano Am.: R.Freeman 21+6reb, G.Torres 15+4reb, M.Bernardini 10+2reb+1ast, K.Austin 10+4reb+3ast, M.Byro 8+1reb+4ast, J.Treise 6+2reb+2ast
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Olimpico LB - La Union 70-83

There was a minor upset when 6th ranked Olimpico de La Banda (17-15) was defeated at home by eighth ranked La Union (16-17) 83-70 on Wednesday. The guests trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 54-37 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Strangely Olimpico de La Banda outrebounded La Union 42-25 including 28 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Forward Facundo Pinero (200-88) stepped up and scored 17 points and 8 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners and the former international swingman Alexis Elsener (196-88) chipped in 16 points and 4 assists. Elsener is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four La Union players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American power forward Justin Williams (206-84, college: Wyoming, agency: DTMones) with 7 points, 17 rebounds and 5 blocks and Mauro Cosolito (195-88) scored 14 points and 7 rebounds. La Union moved-up to fourth place, which they share with GECR Indalo and Libertad S. Loser Olimpico de La Banda keeps the sixth position with 15 games lost. La Union will face Hispano Am. (#9) in Rio Gallegos in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Olimpico de La Banda will play on the road against Obras Basket in Buenos Aires and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
La Union: F.Pinero 17+8reb+2ast, A.Elsener 16+1reb+4ast, T.Francis 14+5reb, J.Vargas 13+3reb+2ast, E.Gamboa 8+1reb+5ast, P.Orlietti 7+1reb+2ast
Olimpico LB: M.Cosolito 14+7reb+1ast, D.Guaita 13+2reb+1ast, A.Boccia 10+3reb+8ast, N.Ferreyra 9+1reb+1ast, J.Williams 7+17reb, M.Stanic 7+7reb+4ast
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Estudiantes C. - San Lorenzo 69-80

The game between Top Four teams took place in Concordia. Second-best host Estudiantes C. (23-12) lost to first ranked San Lorenzo (24-8) 80-69. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Estudiantes C.. The game was mostly controlled by San Lorenzo. Estudiantes C. was better in fourth quarter 21-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for American guard Gerald Fitch (191-82, college: Kentucky) who led his team to a victory with 23 points and 5 rebounds. His fellow American import center Jerome Meyinsse (207-88, college: Virginia, agency: Stealth Sport) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American-Jordanian Dar Tucker (193-88, college: De Paul) answered with 14 points and 6 rebounds and Italian swingman Anibal Marin (199-82) added 17 points in the effort for Estudiantes C.Defending champion maintains first place with 24-8 record. Estudiantes C. at the other side keeps the second position with 12 games lost. San Lorenzo's next round opponent will be Libertad Sunchales (#7) on the road which should be theoretically an easy game. Estudiantes C. will play against Penarol (#8) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
San Lorenzo: G.Fitch 23+5reb+3ast, J.Meyinsse 17+10reb+1ast, S.Scala 14+2reb+5ast, C.Matias Sandes 9+7reb+1ast, G.Deck 9+6reb+2ast, S.Safar 8+4reb
Estudiantes C.: A.Marin 17+3reb+1ast, D.Tucker 14+6reb+3ast, F.Giorgi 9+1reb+3ast, S.Orresta 8+5reb+5ast, L.Vildoza 8+5reb+2ast, J.Justiz 8+12reb
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Obras Basket - GECR Indalo 75-79

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in Buenos Aires where fifth ranked GECR Indalo (16-17) defeated 4th placed Obras Basket (16-18) 79-75 on Wednesday. The guests trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 23-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Dominican center Eloy Vargas (211-88, college: Kentucky, agency: Duran International) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds for the winners and American power forward Matthew Shaw (203-88, college: UNLV) chipped in 18 points and 4 steals. The best for the losing side was the former international forward Walter Herrmann (206-79) with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds and American forward Dennis Horner (205-88, college: N.Carolina St.) scored 15 points and 9 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. GECR Indalo moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Libertad S. and La Union. Loser Obras Basket dropped to the fifth position with 18 games lost. GECR Indalo will face Argentino (#6) in Junin in the next round. Obras Basket will play at home against Olimpico de La Banda and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
GECR Indalo: M.Shaw 18+4reb+2ast, E.Vargas 17+10reb, J.Manuel Rivero 14+5reb+1ast, C.Schattmann 13+5reb+5ast, N.De los Santos 7+4reb+10ast, D.Romero 7+3reb+1ast
Obras Basket: W.Herrmann 20+10reb+1ast, D.Horner 15+9reb+1ast, J.Richard 12+10reb, T.Zanzottera 12, P.Barral 9+6reb+7ast, F.Mariani 5+2reb+3ast
gschID: 523531


Penarol - Weber Bahia 58-80

Not a big story in a game in Mar del Plata where 7th ranked Penarol (14-20) was rolled over by third ranked Weber Bahia (20-12) 80-58 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Weber Bahia. Penarol was better in third quarter 24-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guard Maximo Fjellerup (195-97) stepped up and scored 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and international guard Lucio Redivo (183-94) chipped in 12 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. The best for the losing side was swingman Jeronimo Baron (196-95) with 17 points and 5 rebounds and Alejandro Diez (201-87) scored 9 points and 9 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. Weber Bahia maintains third place with 20-12 record having five points less than leader San Lorenzo. Penarol lost their fifth game in a row. They dropped to the eighth position with 20 games lost. Weber Bahia will face Quilmes MP (#7) in Mar del Plata in the next round. Penarol will play on the road against Echague in Parana and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Weber Bahia: M.Fjellerup 15+5reb+5ast, F.Thygesen 12+1ast, L.Redivo 12+3reb+5ast, J.Levy 10+5reb+3ast, J.Blocker 9+6reb, H.Jasen 6+1reb
Penarol: J.Baron 17+5reb, R.Acuna 10+6reb, A.Diez 9+9reb+2ast, J.Valinotti 6+4reb+1ast, F.Giorgetti 6+5reb+1ast, R.Reed 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 523530


Echague - Libertad S. 90-95

Everything went according to plan in Parana where seventh ranked Libertad Sunchales (16-17) beat 10th ranked Echague (5-27) 95-90 on Wednesday. Libertad Sunchales made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Echague was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. International point guard Juan Brussino (185-91) stepped up and scored 24 points and 5 assists for the winners and American-FYR Macedonian forward Jeremiah Massey (202-82, college: Kansas St., agency: Diamond Sports) chipped in 15 points and 11 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Panamanian forward Josimar Ayarza (205-87, college: S.Mississippi) with 27 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and Dominican guard Gelvis Solano (185-94, college: Merrimack, agency: Basket Management Solutions) scored 24 points and 5 assists. Five Libertad Sunchales and four Echague players scored in double figures. Libertad Sunchales moved-up to fourth place, which they share with GECR Indalo and La Union. Echague lost their fourth game in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the tenth position with 27 games lost. Libertad Sunchales will face league's leader San Lorenzo in Almagra in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Echague will play at home against Penarol (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Libertad S.: J.Brussino 24+5ast, A.Alloatti 15+3reb+1ast, J.Massey 15+11reb+1ast, M.Saglietti 13+5reb+1ast, J.Vildoza 12+4reb+2ast, M.Ruiz 8+4reb
Echague: J.Ayarza 27+4reb+2ast, G.Solano 24+5ast, M.Nocedal 14+3reb+2ast, D.Caracter 13+10reb+1ast, J.Baeza 6+1reb+2ast, E.Zustovich 5+1reb
gschID: 523532


Instituto - Quimsa 78-93

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Instituto (21-13) against fifth ranked Quimsa (18-14) on Tuesday night. Host Instituto was defeated by Quimsa in Cordoba 93-78. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Instituto. The guests trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 93-78. Quimsa shot 65.5 percent from the field. It was a great shooting night for Quimsa especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 62.5 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was American Aaron Harper (203-81, college: Mississippi) who scored 22 points. The former international forward Nicolas Romano (200-87) chipped in 17 points and 6 rebounds. Four Quimsa players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American center Sam Clancy (202-80, college: USC, agency: DTMones) who recorded a double-double by scoring 10 points and 14 rebounds and the other American import swingman Rodney Green (196-88, college: La Salle) added 23 points respectively. Quimsa have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain fifth place with 18-14 record. Loser Instituto keeps the third position with 13 games lost. Quimsa will meet at home La Union (#8) in the next round. Instituto will play against the league's second-placed Ferrocarril (#2) in Buenos Aires and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Quimsa: A.Harper 22+2reb+1ast, N.Romano 17+6reb, J.Cowan 16+3reb, L.Gonzalez 13+3reb+3ast, P.Hopson 9+4reb+4ast, C.Elliott 7+4reb+11ast
Instituto: R.Green 23+1reb+1ast, J.DeGroat 17+5reb, S.Clancy 10+14reb+1ast, G.Whelan 9+2reb+5ast, M.Gerlero 7+2reb+3ast, A.Zilli 6+2reb
gschID: 523529


Ferrocarril - GECR Indalo 99-81

There was no surprise in Buenos Aires where 5th ranked GECR Indalo (16-17) was defeated by second ranked Ferrocarril (21-11) 99-81 on Monday. Ferrocarril shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 59.1 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. American-Puerto Rican Ramon Clemente (200-85, college: Wichita St.) stepped up and scored 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and naturalized Spanish guard Jonathan Maldonado (188-90) chipped in 14 points and 11 assists. The best for the losing side was Juan-Manuel Rivero (191-85) with 15 points and the former international Carlos Schattmann (193-87) scored 14 points and 4 assists. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Ferrocarril maintains second place with 21-11 record having four points less than leader San Lorenzo. Loser GECR Indalo dropped to the fourth position with 17 games lost. Ferrocarril will face Instituto (#3) in Cordoba in the next round, which may be the game of the day. GECR Indalo will play on the road against Argentino in Junin and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ferrocarril: R.Clemente 20+5reb+1ast, A.Lucas 16+2reb, J.Maldonado 14+1reb+11ast, J.Ignacio Alessio 13+2reb+4ast, F.Balbi 12+4reb+7ast, L.Tantos 9+5reb+2ast
GECR Indalo: J.Manuel Rivero 15+4reb+3ast, C.Schattmann 14+4reb+4ast, M.Shaw 12+3reb, E.Simondi 11+4reb+1ast, D.Romero 10+9reb+3ast, J.Machuca 8+7ast
gschID: 523527


Estudiantes C. - Libertad S. 85-73

No shocking result in a game in Concordia where second ranked Estudiantes C. (23-12) won against 7th ranked Libertad Sunchales (16-17) 85-73 on Monday. They outrebounded Libertad Sunchales 37-25 including a 30-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. American-Jordanian Dar Tucker (193-88, college: De Paul) stepped up and scored 24 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners and Cuban center Javier Justiz (205-92, agency: Pro Sports) chipped in 19 points and 10 rebounds. The best for the losing side was international point guard Jose Vildoza (190-96) with 20 points and international point guard Juan Brussino (185-91) scored 20 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for Estudiantes C.. They maintain second place with 23-12 record behind leader San Lorenzo. Loser Libertad Sunchales dropped to the fourth position with 17 games lost. Estudiantes C. will face Penarol (#8) in Mar del Plata in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Libertad Sunchales will play at home against the league's leader San Lorenzo (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Estudiantes C.: D.Tucker 24+5reb+6ast, J.Justiz 19+10reb, S.Orresta 14+6reb+3ast, J.Slider 12+10reb+2ast, F.Giorgi 9+3reb+5ast, P.Calderon 5
Libertad S.: J.Brussino 20+2reb+1ast, J.Vildoza 20+2reb+2ast, M.Saglietti 11+1reb+1ast, J.Massey 10+8reb+1ast, P.Barrios 4+3reb+1ast, A.Alloatti 4+1reb
gschID: 523528


La Union - Regatas C. 78-76

Important game to mention about took place in Formosa. Eighth ranked La Union (16-17) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 4th placed Regatas Corrientes (18-12) 78-76 in the game for the fourth place. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Regatas Corrientes. American-Jamaican center Torin Francis (210-83, college: Notre Dame) nailed a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winning side and forward Facundo Pinero (200-88) accounted for 12 points. American guard Donald Sims (185-87, college: Appalachian St., agency: Pensack Sports) came up with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and the former international forward Pablo Espinoza (200-87) added 13 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Regatas Corrientes in the defeat. La Union moved-up to fourth place, which they share with GECR Indalo and Libertad S. Regatas Corrientes at the other side keeps the fourth position with 12 games lost. La Union will play against Hispano Am. (#9) in Rio Gallegos in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Regatas Corrientes will play at home against Atenas (#9) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
La Union: T.Francis 20+13reb, F.Pinero 12+4reb+1ast, A.Konsztadt 9+2reb+4ast, A.Elsener 8+1reb+1ast, D.Garcia 8, J.Sandrini 7+2ast
Regatas C.: D.Sims 21+7reb+5ast, P.Espinoza 13+9reb+3ast, F.Ramirez 12+3reb+2ast, F.Martina 7+6reb+1ast, J.Saiz 7+1reb, J.Arengo 7+1reb
gschID: 523526


Boca Jrs - San Lorenzo 73-60

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked San Lorenzo (24-8) in Buenos Aires on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by tenth ranked Boca Juniors (9-24) 73-60. Power forward Cristian Amicucci (200-85) stepped up and scored 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and Greek Fotios Lampropoulos (206-83) chipped in 10 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. The best for the losing side was international forward Gabriel Deck (199-95) with 18 points and 8 rebounds and American guard Gerald Fitch (191-82, college: Kentucky) scored 8 points and 12 rebounds. Boca Juniors maintains tenth place with 9-24 record. Defending champion San Lorenzo still keeps top position with eight games lost. Boca Juniors are looking forward to face higher ranked Olimpico de La Banda (#6) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. San Lorenzo will play against Libertad Sunchales (#7) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Boca Jrs: C.Amicucci 16+9reb+3ast, F.Funes 14+1reb+1ast, N.Gianella 13+1ast, F.Lampropoulos 10+12reb+5ast, L.Gargallo 9+4reb+3ast, L.Perez 7+3reb+5ast
San Lorenzo: G.Deck 18+8reb+1ast, S.Scala 14+1reb+5ast, G.Fitch 8+12reb+1ast, C.Matias Sandes 6+4reb+2ast, J.Meyinsse 6+5reb, S.Safar 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 523523


Atenas - Quimsa 86-89

Very expected game in Cordoba where 9th ranked Atenas (11-20) was edged by fifth ranked Quimsa (18-14) 89-86 on Sunday. Strangely Atenas outrebounded Quimsa 45-28 including a 17-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. American Aaron Harper (203-81, college: Mississippi) stepped up and scored 20 points and 4 assists for the winners and the former international forward Nicolas Romano (200-87) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American power forward Roquez Johnson (201-92, college: Mississippi St.) with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 17 rebounds and Puerto Rican guard Jezreel De-Jesus (185-91, agency: Interperformances) scored 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Five Quimsa and four Atenas players scored in double figures. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Quimsa. They maintain fifth place with 18-14 record. Atenas lost their third game in a row. They keep the ninth position with 20 games lost. Quimsa will face La Union (#8) in Formosa in the next round. Atenas will play on the road against Regatas Corrientes and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Quimsa: A.Harper 20+1reb+4ast, N.Romano 16+6reb+2ast, J.Cowan 12+6reb, L.Gonzalez 11+2reb+3ast, T.Gallizzi 11+6reb+2ast, C.Elliott 10+2reb+4ast
Atenas: L.Rasio 15+4reb, D.Lo Grippo 15+8reb+1ast, J.De Jesus 15+7reb+5ast, R.Johnson 10+17reb+1ast, B.Labaque 10+1reb+3ast, D.Gerbaudo 9+4reb+7ast
gschID: 523525


Hispano Am. - Obras Basket 95-92

There was a surprise result in Rio Gallegos where ninth ranked Hispano Am. (10-24) edged 4th placed Obras Basket (16-18) 95-92 on Sunday. They outrebounded Obras Basket 31-18. The former international swingman Mariano Byro (194-82) stepped up and scored 18 points and 5 assists for the winners and American Larry O'Bannon (192-83, college: Louisville, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 16 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. The best for the losing side was Tomas Zanzottera (192-93) with 21 points and 6 assists and the former international center Martin Leiva (211-80) scored 17 points (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!). Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Newly promoted Hispano Am. maintains ninth place with 10-24 record. Loser Obras Basket dropped to the fifth position with 18 games lost. Hispano Am. will face higher ranked La Union (#8) in Formosa in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Obras Basket will play at home against Olimpico de La Banda and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hispano Am.: M.Byro 18+2reb+5ast, R.Freeman 17+4reb+2ast, L.O'Bannon 16+4reb+5ast, J.Treise 14+2reb+5ast, K.Austin 10+5reb, M.Bernardini 9+1reb
Obras Basket: T.Zanzottera 21+2reb+6ast, M.Leiva 17+2reb+1ast, F.Mariani 15+2reb+2ast, M.Bortolin 14+1reb+3ast, S.Haanpaa 10+2reb+1ast, P.Barral 10+3reb+6ast
gschID: 523524





Obras Basket could sign Andre Barrett, ex Indios SFM - by Eurobasket News

Obras Basket Buenos Aires (LigaA) is about to agree terms with experienced 35-year old American point guard Andre Barrett (180-82, college: Seton Hall) who played last time at Indios de San Francisco in Dominican Republic. But in three LNB games he had just 1.7ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.7apg last season. The last season Barrett played at Toros in Venezuelan LPB where in 40 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 5.1apg (top 3) and 1.0spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Latinbasket.com Venezuelan LPB All-Imports Team, 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game.
In 2005 (a year after he left the college) Barrett was drafted by Florida Flame (D-League) as #1 pick overall.
He attended Seton Hall University until 2004 and it is his 13th (hopefully lucky) season in pro basketball.
Barrett won Spanish ACB championship title in 2009.
He was a member of USA international program for some years. Barrett was called to USA Senior National Team back in 2003 and previously for University National Team in 2001.
He is quite experienced player. Barrett has played in four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in France (Chorale de Roanne), NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers, LA Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies), D-League (Sioux Falls Skyforce, Salt Lake City Stars, Austin Spurs, Northern Arizona Suns and Maine Red Claws) and Spain (FC Barcelona).
Barrett is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Obras Basket.
Barrett could be described: Oustanding dribbler and a good passer with either hand, super quick on threes release. The first thing you see is that he is very small, but he is good. He plays beyond his years with his ability to see the floor and think the game, while his speed and quickness are second to none. He pushes the ball up the floor and he just makes everyone better and happy.
Outlook (by NBADraft.TK):
Positives: Great floor general. Excellent court vision and passing skills. Great ball handling skills as well. Pure point guard that knows what it takes to get his teammates involved. Barrett has also become a good scorer in college. Good leadership skills and basketball instincts. Good quickness and overall speed. Good 3 pt shooter. Has had a great solid career at Seton Hall.
Negatives: You hate to see great players like Barrett not get a chance to play in the NBA. Really skilled point but NBA players are still not sold on him because of his height. That is his biggest detriment. Otherwise everything else about Barrett is what everybody desires in a point guard
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By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 10

Feb. 17: Alab Pilipinas - KL Dragons 87-79
Feb. 18: Saigon H. - Hong Kong ELL
Feb. 19: KL Dragons - Alab Pilipinas
Feb. 19: Kaohsiung - Singapore S.



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Kymis add Cadee to their roster, ex Kings - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted GS Kymis (A1) added to their roster 26-year old Australian international guard Jason Cadee (186-73kg-91). He started the season at Kings in Australian NBL league. In 28 games he recorded 13.0ppg, 2.5rpg and 3.2apg this season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Cadee won Australian WARATAH championship title in 2016. He was also voted Australiabasket.com All-Australian WARATAH Domestic Player of the Year in 2016.
Cadee was also a member of Australian international program for some years. He played for Australian Senior National Team back in 2009 and previously for University National Team in 2013.
Cadee represented Australia at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
He has played previously professionally also in New Zealand (Rangers) and Australia (Adelaide 36ers, Bankstown Bruins, West Adelaide Bearcats and Gold Coast Blaze).
The scouts decsribe him following way: A very promising PG, with great quickness and good court vision. He's not so strong, neither a so good defender, but he has great offensive skills and playing passion, and is improvinbg month after month.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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NBL Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Victories for Wildcats and 36ers - by Eurobasket News

Taipans - Wildcats 69-91

Perth got to a strong start of their NBL playoff campaign. They stormed past Cairns on the road in the opener. The game without a history. Perth Wildcats led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 26-of-28 free shots (92.9 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Cairns Taipans helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Bryce Cotton (185-92, college: Providence, agency: Pensack Sports) fired 34 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. His fellow American import swingman Casey Prather (198-91, college: Florida) chipped in 22 points (made all of his seven free throws). Four Perth Wildcats players scored in double figures. American point guard Travis Trice (183-93, college: Michigan St.) produced 15 points and the former international forward Mark Worthington (203-83, college: Metro St.) added 11 points respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Wildcats: B.Cotton 34+5reb+5ast, C.Prather 22+4reb, M.Knight 14+6reb+3ast, J.Wagstaff 11+4reb+2ast, A.Brandt 4+1reb, J.McKay 2+5reb
Taipans: T.Trice 15+4reb+3ast, M.Worthington 11+4reb, N.Egwu 9, J.Weeks 7+2reb+1ast, C.Gliddon 6+2reb+5ast, A.Loughton 5+3reb
gschID: 536061


36ers - Hawks 93-78

The Adelaide 36ers cruised past the Ilawarra Hawks for 1-0 lead in the series. It looked good early as Illawarra Hawks took a 3-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Adelaide 36ers had a 28-15 second period charge getting the lead and Illawarra Hawks were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 78-93. Adelaide 36ers dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Illawarra Hawks' 28. They outrebounded Illawarra Hawks 51-34 including a 35-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. Illawarra Hawks were plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Ukrainian point guard Jerome Randle (175-87, college: California) who helped to win the game recording 26 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Nathan Sobey (190-90, college: Wyoming) contributed with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Adelaide 36ers players scored in double figures. Swingman Tim Coenraad (201-85, college: Nova SE) answered with 26 points and the former international center Andrew-James Ogilvy (211-88, college: Vanderbilt) added 7 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Illawarra Hawks. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
36ers: J.Randle 26+6reb+4ast, D.Johnson 16+7reb+1ast, N.Sobey 16+8reb+4ast, M.Creek 11+8reb+1ast, T.Ferguson 7+2reb, A.Drmic 6+2reb+1ast
Hawks: T.Coenraad 26+4reb, R.Clarke 10+5reb+1ast, M.Harris 10+2reb+1ast, K.White 9+2reb+1ast, A.James Ogilvy 7+9reb, N.Kay 5+2reb+4ast
gschID: 536060





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Ty Armstrong (ex Kapfenberg) joins Coopenae - by Francisco Vega

Coopenae ARBA San Ramon (LBS) added to their roster 26-year old American forward Ty Armstrong (206-104kg-91, college: Concordia Irvine). He played most recently at ECE Bulls Kapfenberg in Austrian A Bundesliga, but left the team in Dec.'15. In 9 games he had 5.3ppg and 3.2rpg last season. Armstrong also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 6.0ppg and 4.5rpg. He played in the final of GSAC Tournament. Armstrong was voted All-GSAC 1st Team in 2015 at his college time.
Armstrong graduated from Concordia University at Irvine in 2015 and it is his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BAHAMAS  

Standings

NPBA Standings
 1. Giants 12-2 
 2. Regulators 11-3 
 3. Cybots 10-5 
 4. Stingers 9-5 
 5. Shockers 9-5 
 6. Bahamas Univ. 8-3 
 7. Rockets 7-7 
 8. Pirates 6-8 
 9. Pros 2-11 
 10. Legends 1-7 
 11. Cleaners 1-8 
 12. Rebels 1-13 

Regular Season: Round 14

Feb. 15: Rockets - Pros 79-70
Feb. 13: Bahamas Univ. - Pros 78-64
Feb. 17: Bahamas Univ. - Rebels 73-65
Feb. 11: Stingers - Rebels 70-59
Feb. 13: Stingers - Giants 64-67
Feb. 17: Regulators - Cybots 101-108

Regular Season: Round 15

Feb. 18: Regulators - Cybots
Feb. 20: Cleaners - Rockets
Feb. 20: Pros - Legends
Feb. 22: Bahamas Univ. - Regulators
Feb. 24: Cleaners - Legends
Feb. 24: Pirates - Bahamas Univ.


NPBA Round 14: Giants edge Stingers by three points - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in NPBA is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 3 rounds.

The most exciting game of round 14 in the NPBA took place in Nassau. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 3rd ranked Stingers (9-5) to first ranked Giants (12-2) 67-64 on Monday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Stingers. Giants forced 20 Stingers turnovers and had a 32-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American forward Trent Cox (196, college: Our Lady Lake) who scored 8 points and 11 rebounds. The former international Michael Bain chipped in 11 points. Domnick Bridgewater produced 21 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Giants maintains first position with 12-2 record. Stingers at the other side dropped to the fourth place with five games lost. They share the position with Shockers. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked Regulators (11-3) against fifth ranked Cybots (10-5) on Friday night. Host Regulators were defeated by Cybots in a tough game at home 101-108. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Regulators. Center Livingston Munnings orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 21 rebounds. Ernest Saunders contributed with 29 points, 5 assists and 4 steals for the winners. International power forward Eugene Bain (195-88, college: Bellevue) replied with a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!) and 17 rebounds for Regulators. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Cybots have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place. Regulators at the other side keep the second position with three games lost. Cybots will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Regulators will play against the Bahamas and hope to get back on the winning track.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Nassau. Local the Bahamas (8-3) beat 9th ranked Pros (2-11) 78-64 on Monday night. Kemsy Sylvestre had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 16 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Duran Burrows responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 18 rebounds and 4 blocks. the Bahamas maintains sixth position with 8-3 record. Pros lost ninth consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with 11 games lost. the Bahamas will meet Pirates (#8) in the next round. Pros will play against Legends and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Rest of the games of round 14 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
bottom-ranked Rebels were defeated by Bahamas Univ. in a road game 73-65. Rockets beat Pros at home 79-70. Bottom-ranked Rebels lost to Stingers on the opponent's court 59-70.
The best stats of 14th round was 20 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals by Justin Smith of Bahamas Univ..

Regulators - Cybots 101-108

Very important is a home loss of second ranked Regulators (11-3) against fifth ranked Cybots (10-5) on Friday night. Host Regulators were defeated by Cybots in a tough game at home 101-108. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Regulators. Cybots forced 21 Regulators turnovers. Regulators were plagued by 36 personal fouls down the stretch. Center Livingston Munnings orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 21 rebounds. Guard Ernest Saunders (188, college: Cleveland St. CC) contributed with 29 points, 5 assists and 4 steals for the winners. International power forward Eugene Bain (195-88, college: Bellevue) replied with a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!) and 17 rebounds and Miguel Mackey added 15 points and 7 assists in the effort for Regulators. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Cybots have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place. Regulators at the other side keep the second position with three games lost. Cybots will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Regulators will play against the Bahamas and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Cybots: E.Saunders 29+4reb+5ast, L.Munnings 20+21reb, L.Arbrister 16+4reb+3ast, A.Miller 9+1reb+3ast, J.Hutchinson 8+6reb+1ast, C.Pinder 6+8reb
Regulators: E.Bain 36+17reb+2ast, M.Mackey 15+4reb+7ast, G.Rose 13+8reb+3ast, S.Cruz 8+2reb+1ast, B.Bain 7+6reb+6ast, D.McPhee 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 521189


Bahamas Univ. - Rebels 73-65

There was no surprise when 12th ranked Rebels (1-13) were defeated on the road by sixth ranked the Bahamas (8-3) 73-65 on Friday. the Bahamas shot 26 for 38 from the free-throw line, while Rebels only scored seven points from the stripe. the Bahamas forced 42 Rebels turnovers and had a 20-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when the Bahamas made 7 blocks. Justin Smith scored 20 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals to lead the charge for the winners and Kemsy Sylvestre chipped in 15 points and 13 rebounds during the contest. Mekel Rolle responded with 19 points and 6 rebounds and American guard Craig Buchanan (193, college: Florida Atlantic) scored 18 points and 7 rebounds. the Bahamas maintains sixth position with 8-3 record. Rebels lost sixth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 13 games lost. the Bahamas will meet Pirates (#8) in the next round. Rebels will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Bahamas Univ.: J.Smith 20+9reb+4ast, K.Sylvestre 15+13reb, U.Johnson 11+2reb, R.Sturrup 8+9reb+2ast, R.Goodman 7+6reb, R.Dames 4+4reb+2ast
Rebels: M.Rolle 19+6reb+2ast, C.Buchanan 18+7reb+1ast, R.Williams 12+7reb+5ast, T.Ferguson 6+7reb, A.Bullard 4+7reb+2ast, M.Cooper 4+11reb
gschID: 521190


Rockets - Pros 79-70

No shocking result in a game when seventh ranked Rockets (7-7) defeated at home 9th ranked Pros (2-11) 79-70 on Wednesday. Rockets forced 24 Pros turnovers. Strangely Pros outrebounded Rockets 53-36 including a 25-14 advantage in offensive rebounds. The former international forward Scott Farrington (202-88, college: La-Lafayette) scored 19 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Corey Williams chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Five Rockets players scored in double figures. Rockets' coach used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Chico Francis responded with 17 points and 9 rebounds and Judino Wilson scored 19 points and 5 rebounds. Rockets maintains seventh position with 7-7 record. Pros lost ninth consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with 11 games lost. Rockets will meet Cleaners (#11) in the next round. Pros will play against Legends and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rockets: S.Farrington 19+8reb+3ast, C.Williams 15+5reb+3ast, H.Curry 13+6reb+3ast, P.Thompson 12+3reb, T.Moxey 11+1reb+3ast, S.McKenzie 3+5reb+2ast
Pros: J.Wilson 19+5reb+2ast, C.Francis 17+9reb+1ast, K.Gray 13+4reb, L.Rolle 6+6reb, D.Burrows 6+10reb, S.Rolle 4+11reb+1ast
gschID: 521188


Stingers - Giants 64-67

The most exciting game of round 14 in the NPBA took place in Nassau. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 3rd ranked Stingers (9-5) to first ranked Giants (12-2) 67-64 on Monday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Stingers. Giants forced 20 Stingers turnovers and had a 32-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American forward Trent Cox (196, college: Our Lady Lake) who scored 8 points and 11 rebounds. The former international Michael Bain chipped in 11 points. Domnick Bridgewater produced 21 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and Anthony Whylly added 6 points and 10 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Giants maintains first position with 12-2 record. Stingers at the other side dropped to the fourth place with five games lost. They share the position with Shockers. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Giants: M.Bain 11+3reb+2ast, Q.Demeritte 9+2reb+1ast, G.Smith 8+3reb+1ast, T.Cox 8+11reb+1ast, D.Taylor 7+3reb+1ast, J.Henfield 6+2reb+1ast
Stingers: D.Bridgewater 21+1reb+3ast, D.Ferguson 12+4reb+1ast, I.Curtis 9+3reb, A.Whylly 6+10reb+3ast, V.Stubbs 4+2reb+4ast, R.Ingraham 4+1reb
gschID: 521186


Bahamas Univ. - Pros 78-64

The game with biggest result difference took place in Nassau. Local the Bahamas (8-3) beat 9th ranked Pros (2-11) 78-64 on Monday night. the Bahamas dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Pros' 36. the Bahamas forced 27 Pros turnovers. Kemsy Sylvestre had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 16 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Justin Smith chipped in 29 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Duran Burrows responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 18 rebounds and 4 blocks and Sandy Rolle produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds. Four Pros players scored in double figures. the Bahamas maintains sixth position with 8-3 record. Pros lost ninth consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with 11 games lost. the Bahamas will meet Pirates (#8) in the next round. Pros will play against Legends and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bahamas Univ.: J.Smith 29+6reb+3ast, K.Sylvestre 24+16reb+3ast, R.Goodman 14+5reb, D.Adderley 4+5reb, B.Jennings 4+6reb+3ast, R.Dames 2+2reb+7ast
Pros: D.Ferguson 21+1reb, S.Rolle 14+13reb+3ast, C.Francis 12+10reb+3ast, D.Burrows 11+18reb+3ast, J.Wilson 4+5reb+4ast, S.Miller 2+5reb+1ast
gschID: 521187


Stingers - Rebels 70-59

Very expected game when 12th ranked Rebels (1-13) were defeated on the road by third ranked Stingers (9-5) 70-59 on Saturday. Stingers forced 20 Rebels turnovers. Anthony Whylly had a double-double by scoring 11 points and 14 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Devon Ferguson chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Five Stingers players scored in double figures. Anthony Williams responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 21 rebounds and 5 blocks and point guard Rashard Williams (183, college: Fisk) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points, 6 rebounds, 11 assists and 7 steals. Stingers have a solid three-game winning streak. Despite that victory Stingers went down to fourth position due to points difference, which they share with Shockers. Rebels lost sixth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 13 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Stingers: D.Ferguson 17+5reb+3ast, R.Ingraham 11+6reb+1ast, A.Whylly 11+14reb+2ast, V.Stubbs 10+10reb+2ast, R.Williams 10+6reb+1ast, J.Rolle 6+6reb+3ast
Rebels: M.Rolle 16+4reb+4ast, A.Williams 13+21reb+1ast, R.Williams 13+6reb+11ast, M.Cooper 8+13reb, T.Stuart 4+6reb, T.Ferguson 3+3reb
gschID: 521185





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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  


Jaroslaw Mokros signs at Stelmet - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Stelmet Zielona Gora (PLK) landed 27-year old international forward Jaroslaw Mokros (200-90). He started the season at Energa Czarni (PLK). Mokros has played there for the last four years. In 7 games he averaged 4.0ppg and 3.7rpg this season. The last season he played also at Energa Czarni (TBL) where in 34 games he had 8.3ppg and 5.1rpg. Mokros helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Among other achievements he won Polish 1Liga championship title in 2009 and 2011.
Mokros has been also a member of Polish international program for some years. He has regularly played for Polish senior team since 2011 and previously for U18 National Team between 2007 and 2008.
Mokros represented Poland at the European Championships U20 Division B in Austria seven years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 9 games: 9.6ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 48.3%, 3PT: 32.0%, FT: 62.5%.
Mokros has played previously for three other teams: AZS Politechnika Warszawska, KK Warszawa and GTK Asseco II Gdynia.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BELARUS  

Standings - Premier League

Premier Standings
 1. Grodno-93 23-2 
 2. COR-Borisfen 21-2 
 3. Tsmoki II 16-7 
 4. Vitebsk 15-10 
 5. Impuls BGUIR 14-10 
 6. BSEU-GrandPrint 6-18 
 7. Prinemanye 5-19 
 8. Brest 4-19 
 9. GOCOR-Sozh 3-20 
Play in international cups:
 1. Tsmoki-Minsk

Regular Season: Round 27

Feb. 17: Vitebsk - Grodno-93 87-79
Feb. 17: GOCOR-Sozh - Tsmoki II 59-86
Feb. 17: Brest - COR-Borisfen 54-88

Regular Season: Round 28

Feb. 18: Vitebsk - Grodno-93
Feb. 18: GOCOR-Sozh - Tsmoki II
Feb. 18: Brest - COR-Borisfen



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  BELGIUM  

Standings - Division II

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

Regular Season: Round 22

Feb. 17: Ninane - Ieper 94-87
Feb. 17: Giants B - Soba 70-86
Feb. 18: Waregem - Gistel Oostende
Feb. 18: Oxaco - RPC Anderlecht
Feb. 18: Melsele - Ekeren
Feb. 19: Houthalen - Gent Hawks
Feb. 19: Royal Brussels - Gembo BBC



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  BELIZE  

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Feb. 17: Dangriga W. - San Pedro T. 57-52
Feb. 18: Belize City NL - Smart Belize H.



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  BOLIVIA  


Isidro Metapan adds Adams to their roster, ex Cochabamba - by Francisco Vega

AD Isidro Metapan (Liga MB) added to their roster American forward Marttavius Adams (203-116kg, college: Arkansas State). just played at La Salle-UPB Cochabamba in Bolivian Libobasquet. Adams missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Uruguay LUB Regular Season in 2013. Adams was also voted All-Sun Belt 2nd Team back in 2011 at his college time.
Adams has played previously professionally in Colombia (Cafeteros and Sabios) and Uruguay (Bigua and Guruyu Waston).
He graduated from Arkansas State in 2012 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BOSNIA  


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

19-year old power forward Ibrahim Durmo (201-F/C-97) had a very impressive game in the last round for Spars Sarajevo and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 15.
He had a double-double of 28 points and 13 rebounds, while his team outclassed Siroki Primorka (#7, 6-9) with 28-point margin 91-63. Spars Sarajevo is placed at 3rd position in Bosnia and Herzegovina league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Spars Sarajevo will need more victories to improve their 9-6 record. In the team's last game Durmo had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 6 attempts. It was one of impressive evenings for him as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Durmo has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 7.5rpg) and averages solid 72.7% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Bojan Stanojevic (203-C-88) of Mladost. He is Serbian center in his first season at Mladost. In the last game Stanojevic recorded impressive double-double of 21 points and 15 rebounds. Bad luck as Mladost was edged by the higher-ranked Zrinjski HT (#2, 10-4) 77-73. This loss caused Mladost to drop to 9th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 5-10 record. Stanojevic is a newcomer at Mladost and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.4ppg (#8). He also registered 8.1 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Bozo Djurasovic (200-F-87) of league's second-best Zrinjski HT. Djurasovic scored 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds. He was a key player of Zrinjski HT, leading his team to a 77-73 win against the lower-ranked Mladost (#9, 5-10). Zrinjski HT needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 10 victories and 4 lost games. Djurasovic has a great season in Bosnia. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 16.4ppg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Milos Markovic (201-G/F-84) of Gradjanski - 20 points and 8 rebounds
5. Edin Residovic (195-SG-94) of Bosna-Royal - 18 points and 4 rebounds
6. Devonte Brown (188-G-92) of Sloboda Tuzla - 18 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Drasko Knezevic (186-PG-93) of Zrinjski HT - 16 points and 10 assists
8. Marko Stevanovic) of Leotar - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Strahinja Dragicevic (203-PF-86) of Bosna-Royal - 18 points and 4 rebounds
10. Zeljko Palavra (194-F/G-82) of Kakanj - 20 points, 5 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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  CANADA  

CIS men standings

CIS Standings
Atlantic
 1. Dalhousie 14-4 
 2. UNB 13-6 
 3. Memorial 11-7 
 4. St.Mary's 11-7 
 5. Acadia 9-8 
 6. St.Francis X. 8-10 
 7. UPEI 5-12 
 8. Cape Breton 0-17 
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 6-12 
 4. Guelph 5-13 
OUA East
 1. Ryerson 16-2 
 2. Toronto 11-7 
 3. Queen's 7-12 
 4. York 4-14 
OUA North
 1. Carleton 17-0 
 2. Ottawa 16-2 
 3. Nipissing 9-9 
 4. Laurentian 9-10 
OUA West
 1. Windsor 10-9 
 2. Laurier 8-11 
 3. Waterloo 6-12 
 4. Western 6-13 
 5. Algoma 4-15 
Quebec League
 1. McGill 11-3 
 2. Concordia 9-5 
 3. UQAM 7-8 
 4. Laval 6-8 
 5. Bishop's 2-11 

Regular Season: Round 25

Feb. 17: UNB - Cape Breton 99-93
Feb. 15: Windsor - McMaster 91-87
Feb. 17: Dalhousie - St.Mary's 88-83
Feb. 17: Acadia - St.Francis X. 88-82
Feb. 17: Carleton - Ryerson 82-77
Feb. 17: Ottawa - Toronto 74-54
Feb. 17: Laval - UQAM 73-62
Feb. 17: Queen's - York 70-60
Feb. 17: Lakehead - Waterloo 66-62
Feb. 15: Western - Brock 65-80
Feb. 17: Algoma - Laurentian 64-87
Feb. 16: Concordia - McGill 45-72
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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  CHILE  

Standings - DIMAYOR

Liga Standings
Conferencia Centro
 1. Los Leones 24-8 
 2. CDU Concepcion 20-10 
 3. CDE Talca 17-13 
 4. Puente Alto 11-21 
 5. Tinguiririca S.F. 10-23 
 6. CDU Catolica 6-27 
Conferencia Sur
 1. Osorno 22-10 
 2. AB Ancud 19-13 
 3. CD Valdivia 18-12 
 4. Las Animas 15-18 
 5. Puerto Montt 14-16 
 6. CD Castro 14-19 

Elimination Round: Round 1

Feb. 17: CDU Catolica - Tinguiririca S.F. 84-91
Feb. 17: Las Animas - CD Castro 75-67

Elimination Round: Round 2

Feb. 18: CDU Catolica - Puente Alto
Feb. 18: CD Castro - Puerto Montt



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  CHINA  

Standings - CBA

CBA Standings
 1. Xinjiang FT 31-6 
 2. Shanghai S. 30-7 
 3. Guangdong ST 29-8 
 4. Guangsha L. 29-8 
 5. Liaoning H. 28-9 
 6. Shenzhen L. 25-13 
 7. Sichuan BW 22-15 
 8. Beijing D. 21-16 
 9. Shandong FB 21-16 
 10. Jiangsu D. 19-18 
 11. TianJin S. 19-19 
 12. Qingdao E. 16-21 
 13. Shanxi Zh. 15-22 
 14. Jilin NE T. 13-24 
 15. Fujian QB 11-26 
 16. Zhejiang CB 10-27 
 17. North Control B. 9-28 
 18. Jiangsu TX 8-29 
 19. Guangzhou 8-29 
 20. Bayi R. 7-30 

Regular Season: Round 37

Feb. 17: Fujian QB - Beijing D. 98-110
Feb. 17: Liaoning H. - Guangsha L. 95-98
Feb. 17: Shenzhen L. - Jiangsu TX 128-112
Feb. 17: Shanxi Zh. - Guangzhou 124-89
Feb. 17: Jilin NE T. - Zhejiang CB 122-98
Feb. 17: Xinjiang FT - Shandong FB 118-85
Feb. 17: Sichuan BW - TianJin S. 117-109
Feb. 17: Guangdong ST - Jiangsu D. 110-96
Feb. 17: Shanghai S. - North Control B. 104-87
Feb. 17: Bayi R. - Qingdao E. 104-100

Regular Season: Round 38

Feb. 19: Shanxi Zh. - Bayi R.
Feb. 19: Shandong FB - Qingdao E.
Feb. 19: Guangdong ST - Guangzhou
Feb. 19: Shenzhen L. - Jiangsu D.
Feb. 19: Xinjiang FT - TianJin S.
Feb. 19: Beijing D. - Sichuan BW
Feb. 19: Jiangsu TX - Jilin NE T.
Feb. 19: Liaoning H. - Zhejiang CB
Feb. 19: Fujian QB - North Control B.
Feb. 19: Guangsha L. - Shanghai S.


CBA Round 37 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

There will be only one (last) round of the Regular Season in CBA.

The most shocking disappointment of round 37 was only three-point a home defeat of 3rd placed Liaoning Hunters (28-9) to fifth ranked Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (29-8) 98-95. It ended the two-game winning streak of Liaoning Hunters. 24 personal fouls committed by Liaoning Hunters helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Courtney Fortson (180-88, college: Arkansas, agency: Three Eye Sports) stepped up with a triple-double by scoring 24 points, 13 rebounds, 14 assists and 4 steals for the winners and international center Jinqiu Hu (208-97) chipped in 19 points and 9 rebounds. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions' coach ChunJiang Li used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side American Lester Hudson (190-84, college: Tenn-Martin) responded with 34 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Guangdong ST. Liaoning Hunters at the other side dropped to the fifth position with nine games lost. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions is looking forward to face league's second-placed Shanghai Sharks at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Liaoning Hunters will play against Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank and are hoping to win this game.
Bottom-ranked Bayi Rockets managed to get a seventh victory, breaking the series of five consecutive losses. This time they won against twelfth-ranked Qingdao Eagles in Ningbo 104-100. International forward Yuchen Zou (203-96) nailed a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side and Lei Meng accounted for 24 points and 6 rebounds. American guard Dominique Jones (193-88, college: S.Florida) came up with a double-double by scoring 39 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds for Qingdao Eagles in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Bayi Rockets maintains twentieth place with 7-30 record. Qingdao Eagles at the other side keep the twelfth position with 21 games lost. Bayi Rockets will play against higher ranked Shanxi Zhongyu (#13) in Taiyuan in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Qingdao Eagles will play on the road against Shandong Bulls in Jinan and hope to get back on the winning track.
CBA top team - Xinjiang Flying Tige (31-6) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they crushed eighth ranked Shandong Bulls (21-16) in Urumqi 118-85. Andray Blatche fired a double-double by scoring 21 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. HanLin Tao produced 19 points and 8 rebounds for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Xinjiang Flying Tige have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 31-6 record. Loser Shandong Bulls keep the eighth position with 16 games lost. They share it with Beijing D.. Xinjiang Flying Tige will meet at home TianJin Steel (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Shandong Bulls will play against Qingdao Eagles and hope to secure a win.
Thirteenth ranked Shanxi Zhongyu (15-22) crushed at home 19th ranked Guangzhou (8-29) by 35 points 124-89, which is the biggest margin this round. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Guangzhou. Worth to mention a great performance of Jamaal Franklin who helped to win the game recording a triple-double by scoring 22 points, 12 rebounds and 16 assists. 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. Shanxi Zhongyu maintains thirteenth place with 15-22 record. Guangzhou at the other side dropped to the eighteenth position with 29 games lost. Shanxi Zhongyu's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Bayi Rockets (#20) in Ningbo and are hoping to win another game. Guangzhou will play on the road against Guandong Tigers having rather not much hope for a victory.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 37: Beijing D. won against Fujian QB on the opponent's court 110-98. Shanghai S. managed to outperform North Control B. in a home game 104-87. TianJin S. recorded a loss to Sichuan BW on the road 117-109. Jilin NE T. crushed Zhejiang CB on its own court 122-98. Jiangsu TX was beaten by Shenzhen L. in a road game 128-112. Guangdong ST won against Jiangsu D. at home 110-96.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 35 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 4 assists by Xiaochuan Zhai of Beijing D..

Bayi R. - Qingdao E. 104-100

Bottom-ranked Bayi Rockets managed to get a seventh victory, breaking the series of five consecutive losses. This time they won against twelfth-ranked Qingdao Eagles in Ningbo 104-100. Qingdao Eagles were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. International forward Yuchen Zou (203-96) nailed a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side and guard Lei Meng (193-95) accounted for 24 points and 6 rebounds. American guard Dominique Jones (193-88, college: S.Florida) came up with a double-double by scoring 39 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds and Greek center Loukas Mavrokefalidis (207-84) added 21 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Qingdao Eagles in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Bayi Rockets maintains twentieth place with 7-30 record. Qingdao Eagles at the other side keep the twelfth position with 21 games lost. Bayi Rockets will play against higher ranked Shanxi Zhongyu (#13) in Taiyuan in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Qingdao Eagles will play on the road against Shandong Bulls in Jinan and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Bayi R.: M.Lei 24+6reb+1ast, Z.Yuchen 23+11reb+1ast, S.Azat 18+1reb+2ast, H.Liu 12+3reb+5ast, F.Hao 7+3reb+1ast, N.Hongyu 6+6reb+1ast
Qingdao E.: J.Dominique 39+10reb+2ast, M.Loukas 21+5reb, Z.Chengyu 17+5reb+1ast, S.Wei 11+6reb, L.Shunan 4+2reb+1ast, S.Jie 2+3reb+1ast
gschID: 514065


Fujian QB - Beijing D. 98-110

Very expected game in Jinjiang where 15th ranked Fujian (11-26) was defeated by ninth ranked Beijing Ducks (21-16) 110-98. Beijing Ducks dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Fujian's 50. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international forward Xiaochuan Zhai (205-93) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 4 assists (on 14-of-18 shooting from the field). International guard Shuo Fang (188-90) contributed with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Beijing Ducks' coach LuLei Min allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American point guard Dwight Buycks (191-89, college: Marquette) answered with 30 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists and international Zhelin Wang (215-94) added 27 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Fujian. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Beijing Ducks moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Shandong FB. Fujian lost their third game in a row. They keep the fifteenth position with 26 games lost. Beijing Ducks' next round opponent will be higher ranked Sichuan BW (#7) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Fujian will play against North Control (#17) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Beijing D.: Z.Xiaochuan 35+11reb+4ast, F.Shuo 21+5reb+8ast, J.Grant 18+8reb, J.Zhe 13+5reb, M.Stephon 8+6reb+9ast, W.Xiaohui 5+1reb
Fujian QB: B.Dwight 30+7reb+9ast, W.Zhelin 27+11reb+1ast, C.Linjian 12+8reb+1ast, Y.Yichao 11+4reb, S.Zhe 7+2reb, J.Li 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 514072


Shanghai S. - North Control B. 104-87

Very predictable result when second ranked Shanghai Sharks (30-7) defeated at home 17th ranked North Control (9-28) 104-87. Shanghai Sharks forced 21 North Control turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by North Control helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Jimmer Fredette (188-89, college: BYU) who helped to win the game recording 35 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds. French Guerschon Yabusele (201-95) contributed with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Four Shanghai Sharks players scored in double figures. Shanghai Sharks' coach Yuenan Ma used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American point guard Errick McCollum (185-88, college: Goshen) answered with 36 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds and Uruguayan-Spanish power forward Esteban Batista (208-83, agency: Duran International) added 15 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for North Control. Shanghai Sharks maintains second place with 30-7 record behind leader Xinjiang FT. North Control at the other side keeps the seventeenth position with 28 games lost. Shanghai Sharks' next round opponent will be Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (#4) in Hangzhou. North Control will play on the road against Fujian (#15) in Jinjiang and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Shanghai S.: F.Jimmer 35+9reb+3ast, Y.Guerschon 19+10reb+7ast, Z.Yi 13+2reb, C.Liang 10+1reb+1ast, Z.ZhaoXu 8+1reb+1ast, L.XiaoYu 5+5reb+2ast
North Control B.: M.Errick 36+8reb+2ast, B.Esteban 15+12reb+4ast, W.Zhenyu 12+4reb, Y.Chin-Min 8+6reb+3ast, H.Zhongda 7+2reb, S.WeiBo 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 514071


Sichuan BW - TianJin S. 117-109

Not a big story in a game when 11th ranked TianJin Steel (19-19) was defeated on the road by seventh ranked Sichuan BW (22-15) 117-109. They made 40-of-53 charity shots (75.5 percent) during the game, while TianJin Steel only scored fourteen points from the stripe. They outrebounded TianJin Steel 52-37 including a 37-25 advantage in defensive rebounds. Sichuan BW players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. 40 personal fouls committed by TianJin Steel helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of Iranian center Hamed Haddadi (218-85) who helped to win the game recording a triple-double by scoring 37 points (!!!), 19 rebounds and 12 assists. American Mike Harris (198-83, college: Rice, agency: Stealth Sport) contributed with 27 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) for the winners. American-Ukrainian point guard Eugene Jeter (180-83, college: Portland) answered with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 12 assists and 5 steals (made all of his eight free throws) and Palestinian center Sani Sakakini (204-88) added 26 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for TianJin Steel. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. TianJin Steel's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Sichuan BW. Defending champion maintains seventh place with 22-15 record. TianJin Steel at the other side keeps the eleventh position with 19 games lost. Sichuan BW's next round opponent will be Beijing Ducks (#8) on the road. TianJin Steel will play against the league's leader Xinjiang Flying Tige having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Sichuan BW: H.Hamed 37+19reb+12ast, H.Mike 27+5reb+3ast, L.Wei 20+8reb, M.Da 10+5reb+3ast, C.XiaoDong 6, T.Chen 6+6reb
TianJin S.: J.Eugene 33+3reb+12ast, S.Sani 26+8reb+1ast, T.Jeremy 19+9reb+1ast, B.Han 13+5reb+2ast, Z.Zhihan 7+4reb+2ast, M.XiangLong 3+2ast
gschID: 514070


Liaoning H. - Guangsha L. 95-98

The most shocking disappointment of round 37 was only three-point a home defeat of 3rd placed Liaoning Hunters (28-9) to fifth ranked Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (29-8) 98-95. It ended the two-game winning streak of Liaoning Hunters. 24 personal fouls committed by Liaoning Hunters helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Courtney Fortson (180-88, college: Arkansas, agency: Three Eye Sports) stepped up with a triple-double by scoring 24 points, 13 rebounds, 14 assists and 4 steals for the winners and international center Jinqiu Hu (208-97) chipped in 19 points and 9 rebounds. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions' coach ChunJiang Li used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side American Lester Hudson (190-84, college: Tenn-Martin) responded with 34 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds and the former international center Dejun Han (215-89) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Guangdong ST. Liaoning Hunters at the other side dropped to the fifth position with nine games lost. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions is looking forward to face league's second-placed Shanghai Sharks at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Liaoning Hunters will play against Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Guangsha L.: F.Courtney 24+13reb+14ast, L.Cheng 22+3reb, H.Jinqiu 19+9reb+1ast, L.Chih-Chieh 16+8reb+4ast, H.Elijah 9+8reb+1ast, S.Ruoyu 4+5reb
Liaoning H.: H.Lester 34+6reb+2ast, H.Dejun 19+14reb+1ast, R.Shavlik 17+10reb+1ast, G.Ailun 15+7reb+7ast, Z.JiWei 5+4reb+6ast, Y.Ming 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 514069


Xinjiang FT - Shandong FB 118-85

CBA top team - Xinjiang Flying Tige (31-6) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they crushed eighth ranked Shandong Bulls (21-16) in Urumqi 118-85. Xinjiang Flying Tige dominated down low during the game scoring 80 of its points in the paint compared to Shandong Bulls' 58. They outrebounded Shandong Bulls 54-31 including a 38-24 advantage in defensive rebounds. Xinjiang Flying Tige looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Shandong Bulls' players. American-Filipino power forward Andray Blatche (211-86) fired a double-double by scoring 21 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. American-Bulgarian point guard Darius Adams (188-89, college: Indianapolis, agency: Stealth Sport) chipped in 25 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. The former international center HanLin Tao (208-91) produced 19 points and 8 rebounds and the former international center Ke Wu (209-90) added 20 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Five Xinjiang Flying Tige and four Shandong Bulls players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Xinjiang Flying Tige have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 31-6 record. Loser Shandong Bulls keep the eighth position with 16 games lost. They share it with Beijing D.. Xinjiang Flying Tige will meet at home TianJin Steel (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Shandong Bulls will play against Qingdao Eagles and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Xinjiang FT: A.Darius 25+7reb+7ast, B.Andray 21+16reb+3ast, M.Xirelijiang 15+1ast, L.Xudong 14+5reb+2ast, Z.Qi 13+4reb+2ast, Y.Changdong 10+6reb+3ast
Shandong FB: W.Ke 20+5reb+1ast, T.HanLin 19+8reb, D.Justin 15+3reb+2ast, G.Liu 13+5reb+2ast, H.Zhang 10+1reb, J.Cheng 6+6reb+1ast
gschID: 514068


Jilin NE T. - Zhejiang CB 122-98

Everything went according to plan in Changchun where fourteenth ranked Jilin Tigers (13-24) outscored 16th ranked Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank (10-27) 122-98. Jilin Tigers made 23-of-27 charity shots (85.2 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman Jabari Brown (193-92, college: Missouri) who helped to win the game recording 40 points (!!!) and 5 assists. His fellow American import forward Malcolm Thomas (206-88, college: San Diego St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 16 rebounds and 7 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four Jilin Tigers players scored in double figures. American point guard Willie Warren (193-89, college: Oklahoma) answered with 24 points and forward Yubo Xia (195-92) added 21 points in the effort for Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank. 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. Jilin Tigers maintains fourteenth place with 13-24 record. Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank lost their sixth game in a row. They keep the sixteenth position with 27 games lost. Jilin Tigers' next round opponent will be Jiangsu TX (#18) on the road. Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank will play against Liaoning Hunters in Yingkou and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Jilin NE T.: B.Jabari 40+3reb+5ast, C.Zhangyi 25+1ast, T.Malcolm 18+16reb+7ast, Z.Biao 15+1reb+1ast, C.Lilong 12+2reb, Z.Cheng 6+10reb+2ast
Zhejiang CB: W.Willie 24+3reb+3ast, X.Yubo 21+4reb+3ast, W.Qian 17+4reb+1ast, Z.Dayu 9+5reb, L.Fengbo 9+1reb, L.Junhao 8+4reb+1ast
gschID: 514067


Shenzhen L. - Jiangsu TX 128-112

There was no surprise in Shenzhen where 18th ranked Jiangsu TX (8-29) was defeated by sixth ranked Leopards (25-13) 128-112. Leopards dominated down low during the game scoring 78 of its points in the paint compared to Jiangsu TX's 56 and made 26-of-34 charity shots (76.5 percent) during the game. Leopards forced 24 Jiangsu TX turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. 27 personal fouls committed by Jiangsu TX helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Jeremy Pargo (188-86, college: Gonzaga) who helped to win the game recording 40 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Polish-Swedish power forward Maciej Lampe (211-85) contributed with 31 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Leopards' coach Qun Li used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Jared Cunningham (193-91, college: Oregon St.) answered with 38 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds and Nigerian-American power forward Ikechukwu Diogu (204-83, college: Arizona St.) added 21 points and 17 rebounds in the effort for Jiangsu TX. Five Jiangsu TX players scored in double figures. Leopards maintains sixth place with 25-13 record. Jiangsu TX lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the eighteenth position with 29 games lost. Leopards' next round opponent will be Jiangsu Dragons (#10) in Nanjing. Jiangsu TX will play at home against Jilin Tigers (#14) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Shenzhen L.: P.Jeremy 40+7reb+6ast, L.Maciej 31+8reb+3ast, M.Duo 14+4ast, Z.Jie 11+1ast, D.Huaibo 9+6reb, G.QuAn 7+1reb+1ast
Jiangsu TX: C.Jared 38+8reb+1ast, D.Ikechukwu 21+17reb+1ast, A.Zaid 20+8reb+3ast, Y.Guo 13+4reb+1ast, S.JianYe 10+4reb, W.Zhengxian 6+2reb
gschID: 514066


Guangdong ST - Jiangsu D. 110-96

No shocking result in a game in Dongguan where fourth ranked Guandong Tigers (29-8) won against 10th ranked Jiangsu Dragons (19-18) 110-96. Guandong Tigers made 28-of-36 charity shots (77.8 percent) during the game. 29 personal fouls committed by Jiangsu Dragons helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Donald Sloan (190-88, college: Texas A&M) who helped to win the game recording 30 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. The former international Jianlian Yi (212-87) contributed with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. American swingman MarShon Brooks (196-89, college: Providence) answered with a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international forward Lin Chang (206-88, college: Long Beach St.) added 13 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Jiangsu Dragons. Five Guandong Tigers and four Jiangsu Dragons players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for Guandong Tigers. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Guangsha L. Jiangsu Dragons at the other side keep the tenth position with 18 games lost. Guandong Tigers' next round opponent will be Guangzhou (#19) at home which should be an easy win for them. Jiangsu Dragons will play against Leopards (#6) in Shenzhen and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Guangdong ST: S.Donald 30+9reb+5ast, Y.Jianlian 27+11reb, B.Carlos 19+11reb+1ast, Z.Rui 14+4reb+3ast, Z.Peng 13+4reb+2ast, Z.FangYu 5+3reb+3ast
Jiangsu D.: B.MarShon 36+11reb+4ast, M.Will 15+8reb, C.Lin 13+9reb+1ast, H.XueFeng 11+3reb+4ast, Y.Li 8+7reb+2ast, L.Wei 3+1reb
gschID: 514064


Shanxi Zh. - Guangzhou 124-89

Thirteenth ranked Shanxi Zhongyu (15-22) crushed at home 19th ranked Guangzhou (8-29) by 35 points 124-89, which is the biggest margin this round. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Guangzhou. Shanxi Zhongyu players were unselfish on offense dishing 33 assists comparing to just 16 passes made by Guangzhou's players. They brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of American Jamaal Franklin (196-91, college: San Diego St.) who helped to win the game recording a triple-double by scoring 22 points, 12 rebounds and 16 assists. Haitian-Canadian center Samuel Dalembert (211-81, college: Seton Hall) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Iranian forward Mohammad-Samad Nikkhah-Bahrami (199-83) answered with 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and center Zhun Zheng (214-92) added 19 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Guangzhou. Five Shanxi Zhongyu and four Guangzhou players scored in double figures. 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. Shanxi Zhongyu maintains thirteenth place with 15-22 record. Guangzhou at the other side dropped to the eighteenth position with 29 games lost. Shanxi Zhongyu's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Bayi Rockets (#20) in Ningbo and are hoping to win another game. Guangzhou will play on the road against Guandong Tigers having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Shanxi Zh.: F.Jamaal 22+12reb+16ast, Y.Shuai 17+1reb, D.Samuel 15+12reb+2ast, Y.PengFei 14+7reb+1ast, Z.LingXu 13+1reb+4ast, R.Junwei 10+1reb+2ast
Guangzhou: N.Bahrami Mohammad Samad 21+6reb+5ast, J.Mingxin 21+5reb+2ast, Z.Zhun 19+9reb+2ast, F.Ziming 13+7reb, W.Yue 4+1reb, L.Zihao 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 514063





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  COSTA RICA  


Coopenae adds Wiggins to their roster, ex Chemnitz - by Francisco Vega

Coopenae ARBA San Ramon (LBS) added to their roster 26-year old American guard Dashaun Wiggins (188-86kg-91, college: Portland State). He played last season at NINERS Chemnitz in German ProA. In 18 games he had 9.4ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.7apg. Wiggins also played that season for Enosis in Cypriot Division A where in three games he recorded 10.0ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Big Sky Conference Tournament Semifinals in 2014. Wiggins was also voted All-Big Sky Conference Honorable Mention in 2014 and 2015 at his college time.
Wiggins graduated from Portland State in 2015 and it is his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Coopenae signs Jefferson Dixon - by Francisco Vega

Coopenae ARBA San Ramon (LBS) signed 33-year old ex-international center Jefferson Dixon (196-84) from Escazu. Dixon has played there for the last four years. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Dixon won Costa Rican Apertura League championship title in 2009 and 2012.
He was also a member of Costa Rican international program for some years. Dixon played for Costa Rican Senior National Team between 2007 and 2011 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2002.
He also represented Costa Rica at the COCABA Championships in Cancun (Mexico) eight years ago. Dixon's team got to the Semifinals.
He has spent his entire career in Costa Rica playing for six other teams: Liceo, Seminario, Barva, Saprissa, Santa Cecilia and Sanatura Basket-Desamparados.
Dixon could be described: A young inside player, who plays with great intensity in the paint.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ty Armstrong (ex Kapfenberg) joins Coopenae - by Francisco Vega

Coopenae ARBA San Ramon (LBS) added to their roster 26-year old American forward Ty Armstrong (206-104kg-91, college: Concordia Irvine). He played most recently at ECE Bulls Kapfenberg in Austrian A Bundesliga, but left the team in Dec.'15. In 9 games he had 5.3ppg and 3.2rpg last season. Armstrong also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 6.0ppg and 4.5rpg. He played in the final of GSAC Tournament. Armstrong was voted All-GSAC 1st Team in 2015 at his college time.
Armstrong graduated from Concordia University at Irvine in 2015 and it is his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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KK Jolly JBS and KK Cedevita enter Cup Final - by Eurobasket News

KK Jolly JBS and KK Cedevita enter the Cup Final in Croatia. KK Jolly JBS posted an 82-75 win over Cibona. Trailong 5 points after the first period, Jolly dominated the rest of the game with a decisive 28-17 surge in the third quarter. Ivan Novacic (201-F-85, agency: XL Basketball Agency) top-scored for the winners with 25 points and 12 rebounds, while Josip Bilinovac (191-SG-90) netted 19. Luka Zoric (211-C-84) produced 18 points in a loss, whilst Domagoj Bosnjak (201-F/G-95) poured in 12.
KK Cedevita crushed KK Zadar 92-75. Cedevita opened the game with a 21-14 run and then posted a 31-22 surge in the third frame. Miro Bilan (213-C-89, agency: BeoBasket) stepped up with 28 points for the winners, while Ra'shad James (188-G-90, college: Kaiser) added 19. Jakov Vladovic (187-PG-83) replied with 14 points in defeat, while Maj Kovacevic (196-G-90) scored 13.



Zadar and Cibona complete the Semifinal Cup picture - by Eurobasket News

Zadar and Cibona Zagreb complete the semifinal picture of the Croatian Cup. They joined Cedevita and Jolly that reached the semis yesterday.
Cibona Zagreb beat Sibenik 77-75 trailing 7 points at the end of the first period. They needed a strong second half with a final 22-16 rally to seal the victory. Zeljko Sakic (204-F-88, agency: BeoBasket) top-scored for the winners with 23 points and Luka Zoric (211-C-84) notched 18. Ive Ivanov (200-C-85) delivered 21 points in the losing effort.
Zadar meanwhile erupted with a 28-4 surge in the start of the game against Split in an 80-64 win. Ivan Marinkovic (209-F/C-93) stepped up with 15 points, while Jakov Vladovic (187-PG-83) posted 13. Boris Barac (205-F-92) scored 12 and Maj Kovacevic (196-G-90) ended up with 10 points. Mateo Kedzo (206-F/C-84) poured in 24 points in the losing effort.



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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 



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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 9-15 
 8. Stevnsgade 1-21 

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: Stevnsgade - Randers 106-92
Feb. 17: Naestved - Bakken



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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  


Obras Basket could sign Andre Barrett, ex Indios SFM - by Eurobasket News

Obras Basket Buenos Aires (LigaA) is about to agree terms with experienced 35-year old American point guard Andre Barrett (180-82, college: Seton Hall) who played last time at Indios de San Francisco in Dominican Republic. But in three LNB games he had just 1.7ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.7apg last season. The last season Barrett played at Toros in Venezuelan LPB where in 40 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 5.1apg (top 3) and 1.0spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Latinbasket.com Venezuelan LPB All-Imports Team, 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game.
In 2005 (a year after he left the college) Barrett was drafted by Florida Flame (D-League) as #1 pick overall.
He attended Seton Hall University until 2004 and it is his 13th (hopefully lucky) season in pro basketball.
Barrett won Spanish ACB championship title in 2009.
He was a member of USA international program for some years. Barrett was called to USA Senior National Team back in 2003 and previously for University National Team in 2001.
He is quite experienced player. Barrett has played in four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in France (Chorale de Roanne), NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers, LA Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies), D-League (Sioux Falls Skyforce, Salt Lake City Stars, Austin Spurs, Northern Arizona Suns and Maine Red Claws) and Spain (FC Barcelona).
Barrett is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Obras Basket.
Barrett could be described: Oustanding dribbler and a good passer with either hand, super quick on threes release. The first thing you see is that he is very small, but he is good. He plays beyond his years with his ability to see the floor and think the game, while his speed and quickness are second to none. He pushes the ball up the floor and he just makes everyone better and happy.
Outlook (by NBADraft.TK):
Positives: Great floor general. Excellent court vision and passing skills. Great ball handling skills as well. Pure point guard that knows what it takes to get his teammates involved. Barrett has also become a good scorer in college. Good leadership skills and basketball instincts. Good quickness and overall speed. Good 3 pt shooter. Has had a great solid career at Seton Hall.
Negatives: You hate to see great players like Barrett not get a chance to play in the NBA. Really skilled point but NBA players are still not sold on him because of his height. That is his biggest detriment. Otherwise everything else about Barrett is what everybody desires in a point guard
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By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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  EL SALVADOR  


Isidro Metapan adds Adams to their roster, ex Cochabamba - by Francisco Vega

AD Isidro Metapan (Liga MB) added to their roster American forward Marttavius Adams (203-116kg, college: Arkansas State). just played at La Salle-UPB Cochabamba in Bolivian Libobasquet. Adams missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Uruguay LUB Regular Season in 2013. Adams was also voted All-Sun Belt 2nd Team back in 2011 at his college time.
Adams has played previously professionally in Colombia (Cafeteros and Sabios) and Uruguay (Bigua and Guruyu Waston).
He graduated from Arkansas State in 2012 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Isidro Metapan adds Mijares to their roster, ex Araguenos - by Francisco Vega

AD Isidro Metapan (Liga MB) added to their roster 23-year old Venezuelan guard Edwin Mijares (186-94). He played last summer at Araguenos in Venezuelan LNB league. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LNB 1st Team and All-Domestic Players Team. The last season Mijares played at Toros (LPB) in Venezuelan league where in 40 games he had 3.1ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.3apg. Great season indeed as he was named to Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LNB 1st Team and All-Domestic Players Team.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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King is back at El Rapido, ex Caballos - by Francisco Vega

El Rapido de La Union (Liga MB) agreed terms with 30-year old Panamanian power forward Daniel King (203-87, college: Texas Southern). It is actually his comeback to La Union as he has played here before. King just played at Caballos in Panamanian LPB league. In three games he had 5.7ppg and 3.0rpg this season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others King won Liga Centroamericana championship title in 2016. He was also voted Latinbasket.com All-El Salvador Liga Mayor Honorable Mention in 2016.
King represented Panama at the Centrobasket in Panama City (Panama) last year. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 3 games: 6.0ppg, 4.7rpg, FGP-1 (87.5%), FT: 57.1%.
King is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Costa Rica, Uruguay (Maldonado), El Salvador (Denver-FAS San Salvador), Panama (Rio Abajo, Canguros de Parque Lefevre, Correcaminos and Panteras) and Nicaragua (Vikingos de Valentis Pizza).
King attended Texas Southern University until 2012 and it is his fifth season as a professional player.
On King: Athletic Power forward who has the potential to develop perimeter game. Not a three point threat but works adequately in the midrange. Needs to bulk up to be a true power forward but has the frame to do it.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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, Tarvas19.3 
 3. van-der-Mars, Rap.18.9 
 4. Strupovics, Valga18.3 
 5. Olmre, TTU18.1 
 6. Jarvelainen, TTU18.1 
 7. Volkus, Parnu18.1 
 8. Bubalo, Parnu16.6 
 9. Zvigurs, Valga14.3 
 10. Saage, TL.14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas VAN DER MARS
  Rap.
  (208-C-90)
  Avg: 13.9
 1. van-der-Mars, Rap.13.9 
 2. Jarvelainen, TTU9.2 
 3. Baker, Tarvas8.7 
 4. Jois, TU/Rock8.5 
 5. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.8.4 
 6. Milka, TU/Rock8.2 
 7. Bubalo, Parnu8.0 
 8. Soodla, Noorteliiga7.9 
 9. Dzeletovic, TL.6.5 
 10. Marshall, 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, Rapla4.1 
 5. Olmre, TTU4.0 
 6. Jones, TL.4.0 
 7. Post, Tarvas3.9 
 8. Okereafor, Parnu3.8 
 9. Saage, TL.3.8 
 10. Paiste, Tarvas3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Taavi JURKATAMM
  Noorteli.
  (201-SG-97)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.2.1 
 2. Lips, Tarvas2.0 
 3. Okereafor, Parnu2.0 
 4. Bratoz, Rapla1.9 
 5. Paiste, Tarvas1.8 
 6. Kabin, Parnu1.8 
 7. Tamm, TL.1.7 
 8. Dzeletovic, TL.1.7 
 9. Harper, Kalev/Cr.1.7 
 10. Sutt, Parnu1.6 
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.1.0 
 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. Lips, Tarvas0.7 
 10. Saks, TL.0.7 


Sten Olmre claims Estonian Alexela KML weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Talented Sten Olmre (192-SG-95) put on an amazing game in the last round for TTU and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 17.
The 21-year old shooting guard had the game-high 37 points adding five rebounds and three assists for TTU in his team's victory, helping them to beat Rapla (#4, 10-6) 85-78. Thanks to this victory TTU moved-up to the 5th position in Estonian Alexela KML. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. TTU will need more victories to improve their 10-7 record. In the team's last game Olmre had a remarkable 85.7% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 9 attempts. He turned to be TTU's top player in his first season with the team. Olmre has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (7th best: 18.1ppg) and assists (7th best: 4.0apg).

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old Croatian center Domagoj Bubalo (212-C-91) of Parnu. Bubalo impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 25 points and 12 rebounds. Of course Parnu cruised to a 99-89 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Valga (#8, 5-13). This victory allowed Parnu to move up to 3rd position in the standings. His team's 11-9 record is not bad at all. Bubalo is one of the most experienced players at Parnu and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.6ppg (#8). He also registered 8.0 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was Reinis Strupovics (190-G-87) of Valga (#8). Strupovics got into 30-points club by scoring exactly 30 points in the last round. He went also for five assists. Despite Strupovics' great performance Valga lost 89-99 to the higher-ranked Parnu (#3, 11-9). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Valga can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 5-13 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Strupovics he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Strupovics has individually a great season in Estonia. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.3ppg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Domen Bratoz (189-PG-93) of Rapla - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Thomas van der Mars (208-C-90) of Rapla - 19 points and 12 rebounds
6. Mihkel Kirves (190-F-96) of Parnu - 28 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Joonas Jarvelainen (202-F-90) of TTU - 29 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Martin Paasoja (191-SG-93) of Rapla - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Ivars Rihards Zvigurs (198-SF-95) of Valga - 20 points and 4 rebounds
10. Rain Veideman (192-G-91) of Kalev/Cramo - 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists

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



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  FINLAND  

Standings - Korisliiga

Korisliiga Standings
 1. Helsinki Seagulls 20-6 
 2. Salon Vilpas 19-7 
 3. Kauhajoki 18-10 
 4. Kataja Basket 17-8 
 5. Lapua 14-13 
 6. BC Nokia 11-16 
 7. Kouvot 11-16 
 8. KTP Basket 10-17 
 9. Pyrinto 10-18 
 10. Korihait 4-23 

Regular Season: Round 30

Feb. 15: Kouvot - Salon Vilpas 97-100
Feb. 15: Kauhajoki - Lapua 87-75
Feb. 15: Kataja Basket - BC Nokia 86-70
Feb. 17: Pyrinto - Kouvot 83-78
Feb. 15: Helsinki Seagulls - Korihait 80-73
Feb. 18: KTP Basket - Salon Vilpas


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Jamal JONES
  Lapua
  (203-G-93)
  Avg: 22.2
 1. Jones, Lapua22.2 
 2. Gay, KTP Basket20.3 
 3. Pledger, Kouvot19.4 
 4. Brown, Kataja B.17.9 
 5. Hollins, Kauhajoki17.4 
 6. Morris, Lapua17.4 
 7. Bullock, Pyrinto16.6 
 8. Holsey, Kauhajoki16.3 
 9. Buckles, Kouvot15.2 
 10. Mullings, Kataja B.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus VAN
  Korihait
  (201-F/C-87)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Van, Korihait10.7 
 2. Buckles, Kouvot10.0 
 3. Judge, Pyrinto9.3 
 4. Pratt, KTP Basket8.9 
 5. Kaunisto, Kouvot8.7 
 6. Coleman, Salon Vilpas8.4 
 7. Morris, Lapua8.1 
 8. Williams, Lapua8.0 
 9. Bullock, Pyrinto8.0 
 10. Bristol, Kataja B.7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Teemu RANNIKKO
  Kataja B.
  (189-PG-80)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Rannikko, Kataja B.7.3 
 2. Nikkarinen, Helsinki.7.0 
 3. Pratt, KTP Basket7.0 
 4. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki5.9 
 5. Edwards, Lapua4.7 
 6. Williams, Lapua4.6 
 7. Jalonen, Korihait4.5 
 8. Minard, Pyrinto4.2 
 9. Hirvonen, Kouvot4.0 
 10. Appleby, Kouvot4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Monyea PRATT
  KTP Basket
  (196-SF-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Pratt, KTP Basket2.3 
 2. Mullings, Kataja B.2.2 
 3. Horne, Kouvot1.9 
 4. Minard, Pyrinto1.8 
 5. Hollins, Kauhajoki1.8 
 6. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki1.7 
 7. Coleman, Salon Vilpas1.7 
 8. Sanders, BC Nokia1.6 
 9. Barrett, BC Nokia1.6 
 10. Rannikko, Kataja B.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  KTP Basket
  (201-F/C-82)
  Avg: 2
 1. Gay, KTP Basket2.0 
 2. Alexander, BC Nokia1.7 
 3. Bristol, Kataja B.1.6 
 4. Johnson, Kataja B.1.3 
 5. Judge, Pyrinto1.1 
 6. Coleman, Salon Vilpas1.0 
 7. Van, Korihait1.0 
 8. Upson, Helsinki.0.9 
 9. Bailey, KTP Basket0.8 
 10. Walker, KTP Basket0.8 


Standings - Division I

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

Regular Season: Round 19

Division A

Feb. 17: Jyvaskyla BA - FoKoPo 99-89
Feb. 17: ToPo - Jarvenpaa 82-59
Feb. 15: Pyrinto II - HBA-Marsky 75-101
Feb. 18: Espoo United - Porvoon Tarmo

Division B

Feb. 14: Munkkiniemen - HyPo 85-90
Feb. 19: Ura Basket - HyPo
Feb. 19: Raholan Pyrkiva - Namika Lr
Feb. 19: Karkkila - PuHu Juniorit
Feb. 19: HNMKY U23 - Korikouvot
Feb. 19: Espoo Basket - PeU-Basket
Feb. 19: TuNMKY - JyWe


Lewis is back at Pyrinto, ex Sopron KC - by Eurobasket News

Pyrinto Tampere (Korisliiga) signed 29-year old American guard Kelvin Lewis (195-92kg-88, college: Houston). It is actually his comeback to Tampereen Pyrinto as he has played here before. Lewis supposed to play at Sopron KC in Hungarian A Division, but left the team in Dec.'16. In 10 games he had 9.8ppg and 3.1rpg this season. Lewis also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 12.8ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.3apg. The last season Lewis played at Kolossos in Greek A1. In 27 games he averaged 9.6ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.2apg.
In 2010 Lewis was drafted by Texas Legends (D-League) in fourth round (13th overall).
He attended University of Houston and it is his seventh season in pro basketball.
Lewis is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Romania (BC Timisoara), Sweden (Solna Vikings), Greece (Kavala) and D-League (Rio Grande Valley Vipers).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FRANCE  

Standings - N1

NM1 Standings
 1. Caen 18-6 
 2. Quimper 17-6 
 3. Souffel 17-6 
 4. RAC Basket 15-8 
 5. GET Vosges 14-9 
 6. Orchies 14-9 
 7. Lourdes 13-11 
 8. ALS Basket 11-12 
 9. Vitre 11-12 
 10. Chartres 11-13 
 11. St Vallier 11-13 
 12. Gries/Oberhoffen 10-13 
 13. Challans 10-13 
 14. Rennes 10-14 
 15. SAP Vaucluse 10-14 
 16. Angers BC 10-14 
 17. Lorient 9-14 
 18. CFBB 0-24 

Regular Season: Round 24

Feb. 17: Lourdes - SAP Vaucluse 93-72
Feb. 17: Angers BC - CFBB 90-60
Feb. 17: Chartres - St Vallier 81-72
Feb. 17: Caen - Rennes 71-50
Feb. 18: Challans - Quimper
Feb. 18: Souffel - Orchies
Feb. 18: Vitre - Gries/Oberhoffen
Feb. 18: ALS Basket - Lorient
Feb. 18: RAC Basket - GET Vosges


Le Portel lands Sadio Doucoure - by Eurobasket News

ESSM Le Portel Cote d'Opale (ProA) tabbed 25-year old small forward Sadio Doucoure (200-92). He has played for the last two years at Chorale de Roanne Basket in the ProB. In 27 games he averaged 8.5ppg and 4.4rpg last season.
Doucoure's team made it to the NM1 Play-Offs Semifinals in 2013.
He was a member of French U20 National Team back in 2012.
Doucoure has played previously for two other teams: Cognac BB and Orchesien BC.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Marinos sign Isaiah Swann, ex Cholet - by Francisco Vega

Marinos de Anzoategui (LPB) signed 32-year old American point guard Isaiah Swann (188-87kg-85, college: Florida State). He started the season at Cholet Basket in French ProA. In 16 games he had 13.1ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.8apg this season. The last season Swann played at Maccabi Ashdod (Winner League) in Israel where in 33 games he recorded 14.9ppg, 3.9rpg, 3.8apg and 1.1spg. A very impressive season as he was named to Israeli League All-Star Game and to the All-Star Game 3-Point Shootout.
In 2010 (two years after he left the college) Swann was drafted by Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League) in sixth round (10th overall).
The former Florida State staris in his ninth season in pro basketball.
He played in the final of German Bundesliga in 2012.
Swann is quite experienced player. He has played in six different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Swann has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., Italy, Turkey (Gaziantep and Istanbul BBSK), Germany (Braunschweig and ratiopharm Ulm), Israel (Galil Gilboa and Maccabi Rishon) and Dominican Republic (Huracanes del Atlantico and Metros de Santiago).
He could be described: An athletic, left-handed point guard who is capable of putting up big numbers.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Semifinals set in Leaders Cup - by Eurobasket News

Pau-Lacq-Orthez, ASVEL, Nanterre and Monaco punched their semifinal tickets in LNB Leaders Cup. They celebrated victories in the opening day of Final Eight.
Pau-Lacq-Orthez toppled Paris-Levallois 76:65 in the opener. Pau-Lacq-Orthez opened a comfortable 43:28 halftime lead and rallied to the victory in the second half. Alain Koffi (207-C-83, agency: BeoBasket) delivered 14 points, while Ronald Lewis (193-SG-84, college: Ohio St., agency: Pensack Sports) added 13 points for the winners. Jason Rich (191-G-86) responded with game-high 25 points for Paris-Levallois.
ASVEL cruised past Chalon 80:62 in another quarterfinal clash. Four players scored in double digits for the winners. Walter Hodge (183-PG-86, college: Florida) stepped up with 14 points for ASVEL. Lance Harris (195-G-84, college: Kansas St.) netted 11 points for Chalon.
Nanterre held off Strasbourg 77:71 to claim semifinal appearance. Strasbourg enjoyed a 40:33 halftime lead. But Nanterre went on a strong second-half rally to ice the victory. Heiko Schaffartzik (183-PG-84) tossed in 14 points to pace Nanterre. Paul Lacombe (195-G-90, agency: BeoBasket) replied with 22 points for Strasbourg.
Monaco completed the semifinal picture. They wrapped up the opening day with a 90:85 victory over Gravelines. Sergii Gladyr (196-F/G-88, agency: BeoBasket) poured in 22 points, while Zack Wright (191-G-85, college: Central Mo.) provided 12 points for the winners. Justin Cobbs (191-G-91, college: California, agency: Pensack Sports) produced 20 points for Gravelines.



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  FYR MACEDONIA  


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

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

Marques Green
Marques Green
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced former international point guard Marques Green (165-82, college: St.Bonaventure, currently plays in Italy). Green contributed to an easy victory against the 14th-ranked VL Pesaro (6-13) 79-62 in the Italian Serie A last Sunday. He recorded 6 points, 7 assists and 3 steals. Scandone Avellino (13-6) is placed second in the Serie A. This season Green averages: 7.4ppg, 2.2rpg, 4.5apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 31.6%, 3FGP: 46.8%(36-77) and FT: 95.2%(20-21). He is a naturalized American. Green played for the FYR Macedonian senior national team seven years ago. Strangely he has never played in FYR Macedonia.

Jeremiah Massey
Jeremiah Massey
   #2. Second place goes to former international forward Jeremiah Massey (202-82, agency: Diamond Sports, college: Kansas St., currently plays in Argentina). Massey led Libertad Sunchales to a victory against the tenth-ranked Echague (5-27) 95-90 in the Argentinian LigaA on Wednesday night. He had a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 11 rebounds in 40 minutes. Libertad Sunchales (16-17) is placed seventh in Norte group. Massey has relatively good stats this year: 12.9ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.6apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 55.6%(79-142), 3FGP: 33.6% and FT: 79.7% in 27 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Massey played for the FYR Macedonian national team in 2009. He used to play for KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom in FYR Macedonian league.

Bo McCalebb
Bo McCalebb
   #3. The FYR Macedonian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international point guard Bo McCalebb (178-85, college: New Orleans, currently plays in Spain). McCalebb contributed to a Gran Canaria's victory against the second-ranked CB Canarias (15-5) 70-60 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Saturday night's game. He scored 6 points. Herbalife Gran Canaria (12-8) is placed seventh in the Liga Endesa. This season McCalebb has relatively solid stats: 10.4ppg, 2.0rpg, 3.6apg, 2FGP: 55.1%(75-136), 3FGP: 18.5% and FT: 77.8%. He is a naturalized American. McCalebb played for the FYR Macedonian national team two years ago. Apparently he has never played in FYR Macedonia.

Richard Hendrix
Richard Hendrix
   #4. Power forward Richard Hendrix (203-86, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov, college: Alabama, currently plays in Spain) is a teammate of previously mentioned Bo McCalebb and both played together in the last Spanish Liga Endesa game. Hendrix managed to help Herbalife Gran Canaria in a victory against the second-ranked CB Canarias (15-5) 70-60. He scored only 4 points in 9 minutes on the court. This year Hendrix's overall stats are: 7.3ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.3apg in 20 games. He is a naturalized American. Hendrix used to play for the FYR Macedonian national team back in 2015. Interesting that he has never played in FYR Macedonia.

Pero Antic
Pero Antic
   #5. Former international power forward Pero Antic (211-82, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Euroleague). Antic could not help Fenerbahce (14-8) to beat Darussafaka (11-11). He did not beat the league record on Friday evening. Antic recorded only 3 points. The fourth-placed Fenerbahce (14-8) was defeated 72-65 in a derby game by the lower-ranked Darussafaka (#9) in the group A of Euroleague. They ended the series of four consecutive victories. Antic's total stats this season are: 4.9ppg and 2.4rpg. He has a dual citizenship: FYR Macedonian and Bulgarian. Antic used to play for the FYR Macedonian national team two years ago.

Vojdan Stojanovski
Vojdan Stojanovski
   #6. Guard Vojdan Stojanovski (194-87, also represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help Sevilla (7-13) in their last game. Despite his good performance Sevilla lost 73-77 at home to the much higher-ranked (#4) Movil Estudiantes. Stojanovski scored 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 29 minutes. It was Sevilla's fifth consecutive loss in a row. Stojanovski has reliable stats this year: 12.3ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.4apg in 20 games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior FYR Macedonian National Team roster.

Romeo Travis
Romeo Travis
   #7. International power forward Romeo Travis (201-84, college: Akron, currently plays in France) was not able to secure a victory for Strasbourg IG (10-9) in their game against Limoges CSP Elite (9-10) in the French ProA. Travis cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 2 points and added 4 assists. Strasbourg IG was defeated 83-76 on the road by the lower-ranked Limoges CSP Elite (#9). Travis' total stats this season are: 8.3ppg, 5.5rpg and 2.7apg. He is a naturalized American. Travis is also FYR Macedonian national team player. However he has never played in FYR Macedonia.

Nenad Dimitrijevic
Nenad Dimitrijevic
   #8. Point guard Nenad Dimitrijevic (187-98, currently plays in Spain) helped Joventut edge the closely-ranked UCAM Murcia (6-14) 86-84 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Sunday night. Dimitrijevic scored 8 points in only 14 minutes. Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona (6-14) is placed 14th in the Liga Endesa. It's Dimitrijevic's fifth season with the team. This year his total stats are: 4.1ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.3apg in seven games. Dimitrijevic used to play for the FYR Macedonian national team back in 2015.

Aleksandar Kostoski
Aleksandar Kostoski
   #9. International point guard Aleksandar Kostoski (186-88, currently plays in Romania) couldn't help Pitesti (12-8) in their game against Steaua CSM (14-5) in the Romanian Liga Nationala. Kostoski cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 3 points and added 8 assists in 36 minutes. Pitesti lost 65-77 in Bucuresti to the second-ranked Steaua CSM. Kostoski's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Kostoski's stats this year are: 12.4ppg, 2.6rpg, 5.2apg and 1.1spg in nine games. He is also in the roster of the FYR Macedonian national team.

Marko Dujkovic
Marko Dujkovic
   #10. Center Marko Dujkovic (226-90, currently plays in Serbia) couldn't help Metalac (7-10) in their game against Spartak (11-6) in the Serbian KLS. Dujkovic scored 6 points. Metalac was defeated 74-68 in Subotica by the much higher-ranked Spartak (#4). Dujkovic has averaged so far 5.6ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.7bpg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior FYR Macedonian National Team roster.

   #11. Former international center Oliver Dvojakovski (204-97, currently plays in Spain) helped Betanzos win their game against the 14th-ranked Seis do Nadal crushing them 115-74 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) last Sunday. He recorded 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Dvojakovski has averaged so far 5.4ppg and 4.3rpg. He used to play for the FYR Macedonian national team three years ago.

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

   #1. Cedi Osman (204-F-95, currently plays in Turkey) was the major contributor in an Anadolu Efes' victory against one of league's weakest teams Balikesir (3-15) crushing them 95-67 in the Turkish BSL in Sunday night's game. He scored 17 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 26 minutes. Anadolu Efes Istanbul (16-2) is placed second in the BSL. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. It's Osman's fourth season with the team. Osman has relatively good stats this year: 14.8ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.4apg and 1.4spg in 17 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: FYR Macedonian and Turkish.

   #2. Vukota Pavic (203-C-93, currently plays in ABA League). He could not help Mornar Bar (7-15) to beat KK Zadar (7-15). Pavic recorded 5 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Mornar Bar was badly defeated 80-62 on the road by the league outsider KK_Zadar (#14). It was Mornar Bar's third consecutive loss in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the ABA League Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Pavic's first season with the team. He has averaged so far 8.8ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.3apg and 1.8spg.

   #3. Dino Radoncic (202-F-99, currently plays in Spain) led Real Madrid II to an easy victory against the 11th-ranked Alcobendas (8-10) 75-60 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) in Wednesday night's game. Radoncic recorded 13 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists in 36 minutes. Real Madrid II (14-5) is placed third in Group B. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. Radoncic has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.4ppg, 6.0rpg and 2.1apg in 17 games. Radoncic is another player who holds two passports: FYR Macedonian and Montenegrin.

   #4. Experienced Ivan Todorovic (214-C-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza, currently plays in Spain) contributed to L'Hospitalet's victory against the closely-ranked Albacete (5-15) 66-58 in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) on Sunday night. Todorovic scored 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 21 minutes. C.B. Torrons Vicens L'Hospitalet (8-12) is placed 12th in the LEB Silver. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Todorovic has averaged so far 7.3ppg and 7.0rpg in three games.

   #5. Armin Musovic (192-PG-96, currently plays in Germany) was not able to help Oldenburg in their game against SC Rist Wedel (8-11) in the German ProB (third division). He cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. Musovic recorded only 2 points. Oldenburg (#4) was defeated 69-63 in Wedel by the lower-ranked SC Rist (#8) in the North group. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Musovic has averaged so far 6.2ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.7apg. He has both FYR Macedonian and German nationalities.

   #6. Boris Vukicevic (190-F-98, currently plays in Denmark) was not able to secure a victory for Stevnsgade in their game against Bakken in the Danish Ligaen. Vukicevic cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 3 points in 13 minutes. His team lost 81-90. Vukicevic has averaged so far 2.7ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.6apg in 16 games.



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  GEORGIA  

Highest League Standing

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

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 17: Rustavi - Kutaisi 75-63
Feb. 18: Cactus Tbilisi - Batumi
Feb. 18: Sokhumi - Dinamo Tbilisi
Feb. 18: Mgzavrebi - Olimpi


Georgian A League round 4 best performance: Travante Williams - by Eurobasket News

American Forward Travante Williams (197-F-93, agency: Duran International) had a great game in the last round for Tskaltubo, receiving a Eurobasket.com A League Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 23-year old player had a double-double of 48 points and 12 rebounds, while his team beat SEU Tbilisi (#6, 0-4), the league's bottom-ranked team 99-94. Tskaltubo is placed at 5th position in Georgian A League. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 3 games and recorded just one victory. In the team's last game Williams had a remarkable 62.5% from 2-point range. He turned to be Tskaltubo's top player in his first season with the team. Former Alaska-Fairbanks star has very solid stats this year. Williams is league's best scorer averaging so far 32.5ppg. Williams is in league's top in rebounds (6th best: 8.8rpg) and averages impressive 1.3bpg,4.0spg,55.0% FGP and 42.3% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was 26-year old American Jamal Wilson (195-PG-90) of SEU Tbilisi. Wilson had a very good evening with 41 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as SEU Tbilisi lost that game 94-99 to slightly higher-ranked Tskaltubo (#5, 1-3). This loss caused SEU Tbilisi to slide to the very bottom (6) position in the standings. 4 lost games are too many considering they did not win any game. Wilson is a newcomer at SEU Tbilisi, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 24.3ppg (#2). He also registered 5.3 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Tskaltubo's star - Uzbekistani center Dmitry Sviridov (212-C-85). Sviridov showcased his all-around game by recording 18 points, nineteen rebounds (!!!) and five assists in the last round. He was another key player of Tskaltubo, helping his team with a 99-94 win against SEU Tbilisi (#6, 0-4). Tskaltubo can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 1-3 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Sviridov he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Sviridov has individually a great season in Georgia. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 12.5rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ryan Aaron (190-G-91) of BC Titebi - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists
5. Deondre Ray (196-SF) of DELTA - 18 points and 8 rebounds
6. Eric Gaines (193-F-92) of SEU Tbilisi - 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Richard Matiashvili (207-C-89) of SEU Tbilisi - 11 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists
8. Peter Alexis (213-F/C-92) of Arena-76 - 12 points and 14 rebounds
9. Nate Drayton (203-F-91) of BC Titebi - 16 points and 9 rebounds
10. Christopher Gabriel (210-C-88) of Hyundai-TSU - 14 points, 13 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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  GERMANY  

Standings - ProA

ProA Standings
 1. MBC 21-2 
 2. Crailsheim 18-5 
 3. Kirchheim 17-6 
 4. Chemnitz 15-7 
 5. Heidelberg 15-8 
 6. Hanau 12-11 
 7. Oettinger R. 12-11 
 8. Trier 12-11 
 9. Koeln Rh.Stars 11-12 
 10. Hamburg 10-13 
 11. Uni Baskets 10-13 
 12. Ehingen 9-15 
 13. Nuernberg 8-14 
 14. Baunach 7-16 
 15. ETB Wohnbau 5-18 
 16. Dresden 2-22 

Regular Season: Round 23

Feb. 17: Hamburg - Trier 82-85
Feb. 17: Kirchheim - Nuernberg 72-75
Feb. 17: Baunach - MBC 70-79
Feb. 17: Uni Baskets - Oettinger R. 68-82
Nov. 16: Dresden - Ehingen 65-78
Feb. 17: ETB Wohnbau - Heidelberg 65-70
Feb. 17: Hanau - Chemnitz 62-73

Regular Season: Round 24

Feb. 19: Chemnitz - Hamburg
Feb. 19: Dresden - Oettinger R.
Feb. 19: Trier - Hanau
Feb. 19: Crailsheim - Baunach
Feb. 19: Heidelberg - Nuernberg
Feb. 19: Kirchheim - ETB Wohnbau
Feb. 19: Ehingen - Uni Baskets
Feb. 20: Koeln Rh.Stars - MBC


Standings - Pro B

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

Regular Season: Round 20

North

Feb. 18: Wolfenbuettel - Stahnsdorf
Feb. 18: Oldenburg - Schalke
Feb. 18: Art.Dragons - Bernau
Feb. 18: Iserlohn - Itzehoe
Feb. 18: Recklinghausen - Rist Wedel
Feb. 18: Rostock - Bochum

South

Feb. 17: FC Bayern II - Wuerzburg 85-84
Feb. 18: Fraport SKY II - Elchingen
Feb. 18: Dragons - Licher Baeren
Feb. 18: Bayer Giants - Noerdlingen
Feb. 18: Karlsruhe PS - Karlsruhe BG
Feb. 19: Weissenhorn - Leipzig


BBL Round 22: Top-ranked ratiopharm Ulm win another game - by Eurobasket News

BBL top team - ratiopharm Ulm (21-0) had no problems winning another game on Tuesday. This time they crushed fourteenth ranked Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (6-14) 106-66. ratiopharm Ulm shot 66.7 percent from the field. ratiopharm Ulm outrebounded Eisbaeren Bremerhaven 38-19 including a 30-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 73.7 percentage. ratiopharm Ulm looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. 27 personal fouls committed by Eisbaeren Bremerhaven helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American players dominated the game. Worth to mention a great performance of power forward Raymar Morgan (203-88, college: Michigan St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Chris Babb (196-90, college: Iowa St.) contributed with 21 points and 4 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Guard Karvel Anderson (188-91, college: Robert Morris) replied with 22 points for Eisbaeren Bremerhaven. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. ratiopharm Ulm maintain first position with 21-0 record. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth place with 14 games lost. ratiopharm Ulm are looking forward to face EWE Baskets (#6) in Oldenburg in the next round where they are favorite. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven will play at home against BG Goettingen (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
BBL top team - ratiopharm Ulm (21-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed sixteenth ranked Braunschweig (4-17) 100-76. American players dominated also this game. Guard Chris Babb (196-90, college: Iowa St.) scored 29 points to lead the charge for the winners and Raymar Morgan chipped in 23 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side point guard Carlos Medlock (183-87, college: E.Michigan) responded with 22 points. Braunschweig's coach Frank Menz gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. ratiopharm Ulm have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 21-0 record. Braunschweig lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixteenth place with 17 games lost. ratiopharm Ulm will play against EWE Baskets (#6) in Oldenburg in the next round where they are favorite. Braunschweig will play on the road against the league's second-placed Brose Baskets (#2) in Bamberg and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Berlin supposed to be also quite interesting. Third ranked Bayern Muenchen (18-3) played at the court of 5th ranked ALBA Berlin (14-8). Bayern Muenchen smashed ALBA Berlin 80-56 on Sunday. Devin Booker notched 12 points and 5 rebounds to lead the effort. Even 18 points and 7 rebounds by Elmedin Kikanovic did not help to save the game for ALBA Berlin. 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. Bayern Muenchen have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 18-3 record having just three points less than leader Ratiopharm. ALBA Berlin lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with eight games lost. Bayern Muenchen will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. ALBA Berlin will play against Science City Jena (#10) and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Berlin. It ended with only one-point home defeat of higher ranked ALBA Berlin (14-8) to tenth ranked Science City Jena (9-12) 74-73 on Wednesday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the home team. Marcos Knight fired 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Newly promoted Science City Jena maintains tenth position with 9-12 record. ALBA Berlin lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with eight games lost. Science City Jena's next round opponent will be BG Goettingen (#13) at home. ALBA Berlin will play again against Science City Jena (#10) and hope to win that game.

Other games in round 22 were not that significant. Ludwigsburg was beaten by Brose Bask. on the road 84-75. B.Muenchen won against Goettingen on its own court 86-71. Walter Tigers managed to outperform Wuerzburg in Tuebingen 87-77. Fraport SKY lost to defending champion Brose Bask. at home 57-76. Telekom Bsk defeated Vechta on the opponent's court 77-70. Ludwigsburg beat Giessen 46ers in a home game 83-77. EWE Baskets destroyed Goettingen on the road 83-63. Bayreuth managed to outperform Bremerhaven on its own court 95-83.

Brose Bask. - Ludwigsburg 84-75

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Brose Baskets (20-1) beat 9th ranked EnBW Ludwigsburg (9-11) in Bamberg 84-75. 26 personal fouls committed by EnBW Ludwigsburg helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. French Fabien Causeur (195-87) fired 17 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Slovenian point guard Aleksej Nikolic (191-95) chipped in 17 points. Four Brose Baskets players scored in double figures. American guard Drew Crawford (196-90, college: Northwestern) produced 25 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and his fellow American import point guard Clifford Hammonds (191-85, college: Clemson) added 16 points respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Brose Baskets have an impressive eight-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains second position with 20-1 record behind leader Ratiopharm. EnBW Ludwigsburg at the other side keeps the ninth place with 11 games lost. Brose Baskets' next round opponent will be Braunschweig (#16) in Braunschweig which should be an easy win for them. EnBW Ludwigsburg will play on the road against SC Rasta Vechta (#17) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Brose Bask.: A.Nikolic 17+1reb+2ast, F.Causeur 17+5reb+6ast, J.Strelnieks 12+3reb+3ast, D.Miller 11+2reb+1ast, D.Theis 8+2reb, P.Heckmann 7+4reb+3ast
Ludwigsburg: D.Crawford 25+5reb+4ast, C.Hammonds 16+1reb+2ast, J.Cooley 10+7reb+1ast, J.Thiemann 6+10reb, C.Toppert 5+4reb+2ast, R.Trice 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 528727


ALBA - Jena 73-74

A very interesting game took place in Berlin. It ended with only one-point home defeat of higher ranked ALBA Berlin (14-8) to tenth ranked Science City Jena (9-12) 74-73 on Wednesday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the home team. American guard Marcos Knight (188-89, college: Middle Tenn.St., agency: BeoBasket) fired 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. The other American import guard Immanuel McElroy (194-80, college: Cincinnati) chipped in 9 points and 6 rebounds. Point guard Ismet Akpinar (190-95, agency: BeoBasket) produced 15 points and American forward Malcolm Miller (200-93, college: Holy Cross) added 14 points respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Newly promoted Science City Jena maintains tenth position with 9-12 record. ALBA Berlin lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with eight games lost. Science City Jena's next round opponent will be BG Goettingen (#13) at home. ALBA Berlin will play again against Science City Jena (#10) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Jena: M.Knight 16+7reb+3ast, J.Jenkins 11+1reb+4ast, O.Mackeldanz 9+2reb, S.Haukohl 9+6reb+1ast, I.McElroy 9+6reb+2ast, E.Reyes-Napoles 9+1reb
ALBA: I.Akpinar 15+4reb+2ast, M.Miller 14+3reb+2ast, C.English 11+3reb+1ast, E.Kikanovic 11+5reb+2ast, E.Atsur 9+2reb+4ast, T.Gaffney 7+7reb+5ast
gschID: 536608


B.Muenchen - Goettingen 86-71

Very expected game when 13th ranked BG Goettingen (7-14) lost on the road to third ranked Bayern Muenchen (18-3) 86-71. They made 16-of-18 charity shots (88.9 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Bayern Muenchen especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.6 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. Serbian Vladimir Lucic (201-89, agency: BeoBasket) fired 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American center Devin Booker (205-91, college: Clemson) chipped in 13 points and 6 rebounds. American Darius Carter (201-92, college: Wichita St.) produced 14 points and 9 rebounds and Lithuanian guard Benas Veikalas (192-83, college: Metro St.) added 16 points respectively for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Bayern Muenchen have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 18-3 record having just three points less than leader Ratiopharm. BG Goettingen lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth place with 14 games lost. Bayern Muenchen will have a break next round. BG Goettingen will play on the road against Science City Jena (#10) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
B.Muenchen: V.Lucic 16+7reb+1ast, N.Djedovic 15+4reb, D.Booker 13+6reb+2ast, D.Barthel 8+5reb+1ast, B.Taylor 7+1reb+2ast, M.Kleber 7+8reb+3ast
Goettingen: B.Veikalas 16+1reb+3ast, D.Carter 14+9reb+1ast, A.Waleskowski 10+3reb, S.Eatherton 9+8reb+1ast, J.Sanders 9+4reb+4ast, L.Williams 7+5reb+4ast
gschID: 536500


Bremerhaven - Ratiopharm 66-106

BBL top team - ratiopharm Ulm (21-0) had no problems winning another game on Tuesday. This time they crushed fourteenth ranked Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (6-14) 106-66. ratiopharm Ulm shot 66.7 percent from the field. ratiopharm Ulm outrebounded Eisbaeren Bremerhaven 38-19 including a 30-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 73.7 percentage. ratiopharm Ulm looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. 27 personal fouls committed by Eisbaeren Bremerhaven helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American players dominated the game. Worth to mention a great performance of power forward Raymar Morgan (203-88, college: Michigan St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Chris Babb (196-90, college: Iowa St.) contributed with 21 points and 4 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Five ratiopharm Ulm players scored in double figures. Guard Karvel Anderson (188-91, college: Robert Morris) replied with 22 points and power forward Harper Kamp (203-88, college: California) added 15 points in the effort for Eisbaeren Bremerhaven. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. ratiopharm Ulm have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 21-0 record. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth place with 14 games lost. ratiopharm Ulm are looking forward to face EWE Baskets (#6) in Oldenburg in the next round where they are favorite. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven will play at home against BG Goettingen (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ratiopharm: R.Morgan 22+10reb+3ast, C.Babb 21+4reb+4ast, A.Rubit 14+7reb+2ast, D.Kramer 12+2reb+2ast, B.Hobbs 12+1reb+6ast, P.Guenther 9+1reb+4ast
Bremerhaven: K.Anderson 22+2reb+1ast, H.Kamp 15+2ast, I.Elliott 8+3reb+1ast, Q.Diggs 7+4reb+3ast, N.Aleksandrov 5+3reb+1ast, L.Wendt 4+1reb+2ast
gschID: 536499


Wuerzburg - Walter Tigers 77-87

Rather predictable result when thirteenth ranked Walter Tigers (8-16) won against 15th ranked s Oliver Baskets (5-15) in Wuerzburg 87-77. 27 personal fouls committed by s Oliver Baskets helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Americans were the main players on the court. Barry Stewart (193-88, college: Mississippi St.) fired 24 points and 4 assists for the winners. Point guard Jared Jordan (187-84, college: Marist) chipped in 13 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Point guard Jake Odum (193-91, college: Indiana St.) produced 20 points and center Brendan Lane (206-90, college: Pepperdine) added 11 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks respectively for lost side. Five Walter Tigers and four s Oliver Baskets players scored in double figures. s Oliver Baskets' coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Walter Tigers moved-up to twelfth place. s Oliver Baskets lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the fifteenth position with 15 games lost. Walter Tigers' next round opponent will be higher ranked Giessen 46ers (#8) on the road and it may be quite challenging game. s Oliver Baskets will play against Telekom Baskets (#7) in Bonn and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Walter Tigers: B.Stewart 24+3reb+4ast, S.Kidd 14+6reb+3ast, J.Jordan 13+6reb+7ast, I.Philmore 12+11reb, G.McGhee 12+5reb+1ast, J.Washburn 7+4reb+1ast
Wuerzburg: J.Odum 20+2reb+3ast, L.Ulmer 14+4reb+1ast, B.Lane 11+9reb+3ast, M.Stuckey 11+2reb+2ast, V.Sanford 9+4reb+3ast, M.Powell 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 528726


Fraport SKY - Brose Bask. 57-76

Not a big story in a game when 10th ranked Deutsche Bank Skyliners (8-13) were outscored by second ranked Brose Baskets (20-1) in Frankfurt 76-57. Brose Baskets made 21-of-26 charity shots (80.8 percent) during the game. International Daniel Theis (204-92, agency: Octagon Europe) fired 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Latvian point guard Janis Strelnieks (191-89) chipped in 12 points and 4 assists. Four Brose Baskets players scored in double figures. Danish guard Shavon Shields (201-94, college: Nebraska) produced 18 points and 7 rebounds and American guard Quantez Robertson (188-84, college: Auburn, agency: Interperformances) added 9 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Brose Baskets have an impressive eight-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains second position with 20-1 record behind leader Ratiopharm. Deutsche Bank Skyliners at the other side dropped to the eleventh place with 13 games lost. Brose Baskets' next round opponent will be Braunschweig (#16) in Braunschweig which should be an easy win for them. Deutsche Bank Skyliners will play at home against s Oliver Baskets (#15) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Brose Bask.: D.Theis 16+7reb, J.Strelnieks 12+4reb+4ast, N.Zisis 12+1reb+2ast, M.Lo 10+3reb+2ast, L.Radosevic 7+1reb+1ast, P.Heckmann 6+3reb
Fraport SKY: S.Shields 18+7reb, Q.Robertson 9+6reb+4ast, K.Vaughn 8+2reb+1ast, M.Morrison 7+3reb, S.Huff 6+2reb, A.English 5+3reb+3ast
gschID: 528725


Vechta - Telekom Bsk 70-77

Everything went according to plan when seventh ranked Telekom Baskets (11-8) defeated on the road 17th ranked SC Rasta Vechta (1-20) 77-70. 26 personal fouls committed by SC Rasta Vechta helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Josh Mayo (181-87, college: Ill.-Chicago, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) fired 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Latvian Ojars Silins (203-93) chipped in 16 points. Four Telekom Baskets players scored in double figures. American power forward Devin Searcy (208-89, college: Dayton) produced 23 points and 9 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) and his fellow American import Frank Gaines (191-90, college: IPFW) added 12 points and 7 assists respectively for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Defending champion maintains seventh position with 11-8 record. SC Rasta Vechta lost fifteenth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the seventeenth place with 20 games lost. Telekom Baskets' next round opponent will be s Oliver Baskets (#15) in Wuerzburg and are hoping to win another game. SC Rasta Vechta will play at home against EnBW Ludwigsburg and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Telekom Bsk: O.Silins 16+3reb, J.Mayo 15+5reb+3ast, K.Horton 12+5reb+1ast, R.Thompson 12+2reb+2ast, Y.Polas Bartolo 7+4reb+4ast, F.Koch 6+1reb
Vechta: D.Searcy 23+9reb, F.Gaines 12+2reb+7ast, R.Broadus 8+1reb+5ast, N.Geske 8+3ast, C.Standhardinger 6+5reb+1ast, M.Ehambe 5+1reb
gschID: 528724


Braunschweig - Ratiopharm 76-100

BBL top team - ratiopharm Ulm (21-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed sixteenth ranked Braunschweig (4-17) 100-76. ratiopharm Ulm shot 62.1 percent from the field and made 16-of-17 charity shots (94.1 percent) during the game. ratiopharm Ulm outrebounded Braunschweig 34-18 including a 23-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. American players dominated also this game. Guard Chris Babb (196-90, college: Iowa St.) scored 29 points to lead the charge for the winners and power forward Raymar Morgan (203-88, college: Michigan St.) chipped in 23 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side point guard Carlos Medlock (183-87, college: E.Michigan) responded with 22 points and center Geoffrey Groselle (212-93, college: Creighton) scored 14 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Braunschweig's coach Frank Menz gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. ratiopharm Ulm maintain first position with 21-0 record. Braunschweig lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixteenth place with 17 games lost. ratiopharm Ulm will play against EWE Baskets (#6) in Oldenburg in the next round where they are favorite. Braunschweig will play on the road against the league's second-placed Brose Baskets (#2) in Bamberg and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Ratiopharm: C.Babb 29+2reb+3ast, R.Morgan 23+7reb+3ast, D.Butler 19+8reb+1ast, A.Rubit 9+7reb+1ast, B.Hobbs 6+4reb+5ast, K.Tadda 6+3reb+2ast
Braunschweig: C.Medlock 22+3ast, G.Groselle 14+7reb+2ast, C.Guyton 11+3reb+3ast, D.Pierre 9+2reb+3ast, S.Theis 9+2ast, J.Boykin 6+1reb
gschID: 528723


ALBA - B.Muenchen 56-80

The game in Berlin supposed to be also quite interesting. Third ranked Bayern Muenchen (18-3) played at the court of 5th ranked ALBA Berlin (14-8). Bayern Muenchen smashed ALBA Berlin 80-56 on Sunday. Bayern Muenchen looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. American center Devin Booker (205-91, college: Clemson) notched 12 points and 5 rebounds to lead the effort and naturalized Bosnian Nihad Djedovic (196-90, agency: BeoBasket) supported him with 15 points. Even 18 points and 7 rebounds by Bosnian center Elmedin Kikanovic (211-88, agency: BeoBasket) did not help to save the game for ALBA Berlin. American Tony Gaffney (206-84, college: Massachusetts, agency: Octagon Europe) added 4 points and 9 rebounds for lost side. 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. Bayern Muenchen have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 18-3 record having just three points less than leader Ratiopharm. ALBA Berlin lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with eight games lost. Bayern Muenchen will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. ALBA Berlin will play against Science City Jena (#10) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
B.Muenchen: N.Djedovic 15+1reb+2ast, D.Booker 12+5reb+1ast, A.King 10+3reb+3ast, A.Gavel 9+3reb+1ast, D.Barthel 8+4reb+1ast, V.Lucic 6+2reb+2ast
ALBA: E.Kikanovic 18+7reb+1ast, N.Giffey 10+2reb, C.English 7+2reb+3ast, B.Radosavljevic 5+2reb+1ast, T.Gaffney 4+9reb, M.Miller 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 528722


Ludwigsburg - Giessen 46ers 83-77

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 8th ranked Giessen 46ers (10-11) lost on the road to ninth ranked EnBW Ludwigsburg (9-11) 83-77. EnBW Ludwigsburg had a 21-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. They brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. 24 personal fouls committed by Giessen 46ers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American Roderick Trice (185-84, college: S.Carolina) fired 9 points for the winners. The former international swingman Chad Toppert (199-85, college: N.Mexico) chipped in 12 points. American point guard Cameron Wells (186-88, college: Citadel) produced 20 points and 7 assists and his fellow American import forward Dwayne Evans (201-92, college: St.Louis) added 11 points and 12 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Giessen 46ers players scored in double figures. Giessen 46ers' coach Denis Wucherer rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. EnBW Ludwigsburg maintains ninth position with 9-11 record. Giessen 46ers at the other side keep the eighth place with 11 games lost. EnBW Ludwigsburg's next round opponent will be SC Rasta Vechta (#17) on the road and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Ludwigsburg: C.Toppert 12+1reb, R.Trice 9+3reb+3ast, C.Hammonds 8+4ast, K.Martin 6+1reb+2ast, T.Cotton 6+2reb+4ast, J.Thiemann 3+6reb
Giessen 46ers: C.Wells 20+2reb+7ast, J.Saibou 13+4reb+1ast, D.Evans 11+12reb+1ast, J.Sears 10+4reb+1ast, A.Obst 8+2reb, M.Voeller 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 528721


Goettingen - EWE Baskets 63-83

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked EWE Baskets (13-8) crushed on the road 13th ranked BG Goettingen (7-14) 83-63. EWE Baskets made 17-of-18 charity shots (94.4 percent) during the game. They brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. American center Brian Qvale (210-88, college: Montana) fired 24 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. The other American import guard Chris Kramer (191-88, college: Purdue) chipped in 10 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. American power forward Scott Eatherton (203-91, college: Northeastern, agency: BeoBasket) produced 11 points and 9 rebounds and Dutch point guard Leon Williams (189-91, agency: Court Side) added 11 points and 5 assists respectively for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. EWE Baskets have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain sixth position with 13-8 record. BG Goettingen lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth place with 14 games lost. EWE Baskets' next round opponent will be league's leader ratiopharm Ulm at home and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. BG Goettingen will play against Science City Jena (#10) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
EWE Baskets: B.Qvale 24+6reb+2ast, F.Massenat 14+4reb+1ast, C.Kramer 10+6reb+6ast, M.De Zeeuw 9+2reb, R.Paulding 7+3reb+2ast, P.Schwethelm 5+2reb
Goettingen: D.Carter 13+5reb, S.Eatherton 11+9reb+2ast, L.Williams 11+4reb+5ast, M.Monninghoff 8+4reb+1ast, B.Veikalas 8+3reb, A.Waleskowski 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 528720


Bayreuth - Bremerhaven 95-83

Very expected game when 14th ranked Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (6-14) lost on the road to fourth ranked BBC Bayreuth (15-5) 95-83. 24 personal fouls committed by Eisbaeren Bremerhaven helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Americans were the main players on the court. Point guard Kyan Anderson (180-92, college: TCU, agency: Pensack Sports) fired 30 points and 4 assists (made all of his ten free throws !!!) for the winners. Guard Joseph Lewis (188-92, college: Louisville) chipped in 15 points and 5 assists. Point guard Jordan Hulls (180-90, college: Indiana) produced 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Karvel Anderson (188-91, college: Robert Morris) added 17 points respectively for lost side. Four Eisbaeren Bremerhaven players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. BBC Bayreuth maintains fourth position with 15-5 record. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth place with 14 games lost. BBC Bayreuth's next round opponent will be Telekom Baskets (#7) in Bonn. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven will play at home against BG Goettingen (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bayreuth: K.Anderson 30+1reb+4ast, J.Lewis 15+4reb+5ast, D.Brooks 12+6reb+1ast, A.Marei 9+4reb+2ast, A.Seiferth 8, S.Wachalski 7+5reb
Bremerhaven: J.Hulls 17+5reb+4ast, K.Anderson 17+3reb+1ast, I.Elliott 13+6reb+1ast, H.Kamp 12+2reb, N.Aleksandrov 9+1reb, F.Bleck 9+2reb+2ast
gschID: 528719





Daniel Mixich (BV Chemnitz) Is Working For That Once In A Lifetime Shot In The EasyCredit BBL - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

In the Second German Bundesliga also known as the Pro A, there is an influx of American point guards controlling the starting job positions as rapidly as men do the remote control on Sundays during the fall between the time of 1.00-7.00pm when the NFL season is in full gear and the only thing getting a man away from the couch is that unwanted bathroom stop or the quick five second sprint to the refrigerator for the next cold beer. When checking all the teams in the league, you will find all kinds of American point guards from the ones that have battled in the EasyCredit BBL like Richard Williams of the RheinStars Cologne or guys like Diante Watkins that had to first prove himself in the Pro B before making the step up and now belongs to the top 5 guards in the league or a guy like Chris Alexander who seems to have lived in the Pro A his whole career, but the least can believe how a guy like him went from being the Pro A top scorer with Essen in 2015 to signing the next season with a Regionalliga team FC Schalke. All in all, fans can witness the American talent at the point guard position each weekend as the names go on and one with guys like basketball globetrotter Marcus Hatten or a Carrington Love of Kirchheim or a Chase Adams from Paderborn or a Devin Moore from Ehingen. It is important to mention though that the top point guard this season in the Pro A isn't an American or German, but is a 21 year old Slovenian by the name of Aleksej Nikolic who is averaging 18,1ppg and 6,9apg who is only practicing his talent in the Pro A as he gets further groomed by Brose Bamberg with whom he has a double license. With so many top talented American point guards in the Pro A, isn't there any room for home grown German talent? Statistics won't lie as there are Germans around, but most likely filling a back up position or still developing and too young to be getting anything more than garbage time. However there are a few German starting point guards in the Pro A holding their own like 26 year old Anthony Canty of the Hamburg Towers who is considered the best German point guard in the league averaging 15,2ppg and 4,0apg, 25 year old Till Joscha Joenke of the Hebeisen White Wings who is averaging 10,6ppg, 4,7rpg and 4,6apg and 27 year old Simon Schmitz of the Romerstrom Gladiators Trier who is averaging 10,9ppg and 5,2apg. All three have played in the EasyCredit BBL, but never accounted too anything except a back up role. 'Till is a good young German point guard that one can learn from. He has a good drive and is physically strong. Till has already breathed BBL air and I think he will go his way into the BBL', warned Daniel Mixich (182-PG-97). They definitely have the talent to be on a BBL roster, but the question is if they want to have that back up roles again? Where is the new generation of German point guards in the Pro A. They are around, but are as abundant as finding a priest convention in Las Vegas. One of the biggest German raw talents in the Pro A is Daniel Mixich who is only 19 years old and started his first pro A season with 17 years with BV Chemnitz where he is now playing his third full season. Mixich is a very interesting player who was a member of the German U-20 team in 2016 and has a bright future ahead of him, but has one obstacle in his drive to get to the top in that he first needs to earn that secure starting point guard job in the Pro A.

Mixich may be a 182 cm point guard and only 19, but has already experienced a lot of basketball at a young age and at times when seeing his name in the Pro A box scores the last years, one may have thought he would be in his early twenties to mid twenties, but he is in fact still a teenager that has a lot of basketball in front of him and like any other young German player wants to get to the top. A big advantage for him who is a player that plays beyond his age is that he was introduced to the men's game when just about every other kid his age was playing Batman Arkham City or Portal 2 on Play Station or going to watch the big men play basketball in some huge 10,000 plus arena in Berlin or the small school gym's where German Pro A, Pro B or Regionaliga games take place. The only difference was that the young Mixich wasn't watching the men battle, but was involved in the duel on the floor. In the 2011-2012 season, Mixich made his debut in the German Regionalliga 2 with RSV Eintracht Stahnsdorf 2 at the tender age of 14. He remembers that first game as if it was yesterday. 'I was introduced in very young years to the Men level in basketball. I remember being very excited for my first Regionalliga game. I have nice memories of my Stahnsdorf days like when I gained a lot of experience where I got my first points in the Regionalliga and Pro B. I also remember being introduced when I was 14 years old in front of 500 people before a game', stressed Daniel Mixich. Having been introduced at a young age to the world of basketball played by men definitely helped him develop step by step and brought him to the Pro A where he has remained since. 'It has helped me a lot as a basketball player. I have always appreciated the fact that I was able to work with experienced and older players. This allowed me to learn many new things on and off the court. At that same time, I was also playing JBBL and NBBL where I had a physical advantage over the other players', added Daniel Mixich. In that first season at the age of 14 he got into 10 games and averaged 2,1ppg. The next season in 2012, he moved to a higher class the Pro B with Stahnsdorf while also playing for their second team in the Regionalliga while also playing for the youth team. The German was very busy on the court with three teams while also balancing his school work and would stay another year in Stahnsdorf doing it all over again on the court and off the court and then made the next jump to BV Chmenitz in 2014. He remembers that all the stress that he had on the court in Stahnsdorf with so many different teams couldn't have been handled properly without head coach Peter Guenschel in his last year there who is coaching Pro B team TG Wurzburg now. 'Peter Guenschel played an important role for me in that he gave me a lot of self-confidence as a 16 year old. I remember being in the gym for many hours with him working on my game. Unfortunately, I suffered a bad injury in November and didn't return to the court until February where I was unable to develop further. I came back in mid March and coach continued to give me minutes where I was very thankful for', commented Daniel Mixich.

Mixich came to Chemnitz in the summer of 2014 at age 17 and prompt had American Virgil Matthews the perfect experienced point guard to learn from on a daily basis in practice and take in his poise and expertise play during games. That first season was tough as BV Chemnitz struggled and finished only in 13th place while the German received 12,1 minutes per game averaging 2,9ppg and 1,4apg. He scored in double figures once netting 10 points against the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg. Last season the club got a new head coach with Rodrigo Pastore and their fortunes changed as the team reached the playoffs finishing in seventh place. Right away Pastore liked the German's game and gave him self-confidence as he averaged 20 minutes per game averaging 5,1ppg, 1,3rpg and 2,1apg. During the regular season he scored in double figures four times including a 22 point explosion against Paderborn and a 14 point game against Trier. In the playoffs, BV Chemnitz were swept by top team Science City Jena, but Mixich averaged 24 minutes in the three games including scoring 11 points twice. Pastore has a lot of expectations for the young German, but one that he accepted. 'I would say that we have a good relationship with each other. Coach often talks to me and gives me confidence on the court. It is not common for such young players to see so many minutes, so therefore I am very thankful that I am getting minutes. He played my position and gives me many tips. He wants me to improve my shot and take more responsibility. He wants me to be a leader', said Daniel Mixich.

The good season from last year has carried over to this season as BV Chemnitz are holding their own in the very competitive Pro A and currently have home court advantage if the playoffs started tomorrow as they are in fourth place with a record of 14-7. Recently the team had been playing great basketball having won nine out of ten games, but currently are riding a two game losing streak having lost to Trier and Crailsheim. The team is the second best ranked defensive team in the pro A giving up 70 points per game. The German revels what the secret of their defensive success is. 'I think it is our hard practice and the good team chemistry that we have. Everyone tries to be better than the other and that's why the intensity is so high in practice. A lot of our success also has to do with coach who put together a team that plays well on both ends of the court', added Daniel Mixich. The German continues to be an important piece to the success of the team as he is averaging a little less minutes this season at 16 and is averaging 4,3ppg, 1,1rpg and 1,6apg, but knows that simple math explains why he is playing less. 'I think it has to do with the fact that this year our bench is much lower than last year. We are not playing this year with a rotation of 7 but with a rotation of 10', expressed Daniel Mixich. So far he has scored in double figures in two games netting 18 points against Paderborn and 11 points against Trier. Sometimes one has to rub their eyes when reading the vita of Mixich who is a three year Pro A veteran and only 19 years of age. 'I have been dealing with older players on a daily basis, one tends to feel older than what you actually are. I also notice that when we are out together. But that feeling does subside like last season when I was still playing NBBL and studying for exams. Then one does realize that one is a bit younger than the other guys. After three seasons in the Pro A, I don't feel like one of the younger guys anymore', said Daniel Mixich.

Even if Virgil Matthews is the starting point guard for the third straight season,, Mixich is still thankful that he has such a valuable mentor in the American. ' Virgil is so important because he the head of the team. He is an allrounder. Through his long basketball experiences, he knows exactly what he has to do. Virgil has always the right answer on the court. That is why he is so important for us. It's really fun to see him playing or to play against him. I was able to take a lot from his game in the last three years. He often came on and off the court to me and always gave me good advice. I have drastically improved my court vision thanks to his game and advice', warned Daniel Mixich. Matthews took the German under his wing in 2014 and has seen what he has been capable of doing on the court and how he has developed further since and also can take some of the credit for how he has improved. 'Daniel has developed a lot coming in the first year he didn't do much and was just there learning played a bit more than probably everyone expected. His second year he was great. Towards the second half of the season he was starting, I am pretty sure a role that no one saw him in, and probably played better in the playoffs than any other player on the team. I appreciate his defensive pressure and intensity. he really helps out by picking up guards and pressuring them, which allows other players to not have to do that. I think I have just helped him a bit to see the game, know where the ball needs to go, and sometimes make the plays that aren't designed sometimes', added Virgil Matthews.

The logical next step continues to be the EasyCredit BBL. When one looks at the rest of the young German point guards in the Pro A like Justin Hedley, Leon Baeck, Dilhan Durant, Luca Kahl, and Zaire Thompson who are around the age of Mixich, none of them have the experience or are skill wise as developed as the BV Chemnitz point guard. The best bet for Mixich now is too shoot for that starting point job somewhere in the Pro A in the next few years. 'It will not be easy, that's true. But I have already gained 3 years Pro A experiences, which has helped me a lot to develop physically, so I'm ready to compete with the American point guards. This also motivates me to want to continue to keep working hard and to get better', stressed Daniel Mixich. Fighting for more minutes and getting that coveted Pro A starting point guard job is his immediate goal, but his long term goal is too play in Berlin, Munich and Bamberg and battle against the best players like a Peyton Siva, Nick Johnson or Maodo Lo. The German knows that the odds to reach the big basketball show in Germany isn't impossible as there have been guys to reach the EasyCredit BBL from the Regionalliga like a Steve Wachalski or a Devin Uskowski, but he won't have to put in just 100% on the floor, but rather 180%. Matt Reid of the Artland Dragons recently stated that confidence is always good, but too much can be deadly. Mixich has a good healthy confidence and is ripe enough at 19 too know that he still has time to develop further with his ever growing experience. 'My goal has always been to play one day in the BBL. I'm still a young player which has still to learn a lot, but I think I can make it. Because of the confidence that I get at the moment from my coach in the Pro A, I feel like I can develop further', warned Daniel Mixich. Even Matthews believes that a guy like Mixich can play at a higher level like the EasyCredit BBL. 'I think he has a chance. It is always hard for smaller players to play basketball in general, but I think if a coach looks past that and sees the good things he can bring to a team, such as defensive pressure and his shooting he has a chance.', warned Virgil Matthews. When the day does arrive that his name is introduced in an enormous EasyCredit BBL arena, he will remember back to that day when he played his first professional game at age 14 in the German Regionalliga 2 with Stahnsdorf and be glad that he was there starting to live his basketball dream with men and not at home on the couch being A kid playing NBA 2K 12.




ProA Round 23: Kirchheim Knights lose to Nuernberg - by Eurobasket News

What a coincidence that all visitors won their games. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The game between third ranked Kirchheim Knights (17-6) and twelfth ranked Nuernberg (8-14) was the most important one in the last round on Friday night. Kirchheim Knights were edged by Nuernberg in a tough game in Kirchheim 72-75. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Kirchheim Knights. Nuernberg made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. They also forced 22 Kirchheim Knights turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American players dominated the game. Forward Andre Calvin (201-85, college: Drake) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 9 rebounds. point guard Diante Watkins (174-90, college: Robert Morris) contributed with 14 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Seth Hinrichs (201-93, college: Lafayette, agency: Duran International) answered with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists for Kirchheim Knights. Despite that victory Nuernberg went down to thirteenth position due to points difference. Kirchheim Knights at the other side keep the third place with six games lost. Nuernberg are looking forward to face higher ranked MLP Academics Heidelberg (#5) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Kirchheim Knights will play against ETB Wohnbau and are hoping to win this game.
ProA top team - Mitteldeutscher BC (21-2) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat fourteenth ranked Baunach (7-16) 79-70. It was a great evening for naturalized American forward Sergio Kerusch (195-89, college: W.Kentucky, agency: Octagon Europe) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points and 9 rebounds. Djordje Pantelic helped adding 17 points and 4 steals. Slovenian point guard Aleksej Nikolic (191-95) responded with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Mitteldeutscher BC have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain first place with 21-2 record. Baunach at the other side keeps the fourteenth position with 16 games lost. Mitteldeutscher BC will play against Koeln Rh.Stars (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Baunach will play against the league's second-placed Crailsheim Merlins (#2) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Hanau was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Chemnitz (15-7) played at the court of 6th ranked White Wings (12-11). Chemnitz defeated White Wings 73-62 on Friday. American players dominated also this game. It was an exceptional evening for Joe Lawson who led the winners and scored 18 points and 6 rebounds. Kruize Pinkins came up with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds for White Wings in the defeat. White Wings' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Chemnitz maintains fourth place with 15-7 record. White Wings lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the sixth position with 11 games lost. They share it with Trier and Oettinger R.. Chemnitz will meet at home Hamburg (#10) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. White Wings will play against Gladiators (#8) in Trier and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very interesting game took place in Hamburg. It ended with only three-point home defeat of 10th ranked Hamburg (10-13) to eighth ranked Gladiators (12-11) 85-82 on Friday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Hamburg. The best player for the winners was Simon Schmitz who scored 30 points. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Gladiators moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Hanau and Oettinger R. Hamburg at the other side keeps the tenth position with 13 games lost. Gladiators' next round opponent will be White Wings (#6) in Hanau. Hamburg will play on the road against Chemnitz (#4) and hope to win that game.
The game between 11th ranked Uni Baskets (10-13) and seventh ranked Oettinger Rockets Gotha (12-11) in Paderborn on Friday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Gotha beat Uni Baskets 82-68. David Hicks orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 6 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Oettinger Rockets Gotha moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Trier and Hanau. Loser Uni Baskets dropped to the tenth position with 13 games lost. Oettinger Rockets Gotha will face bottom-ranked Titans (#16) in Dresden in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Uni Baskets will play on the road against Ehingen/Urspringschule (#12) in Allmendingen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 23 Ehingen beat Dresden on the road 78-65. ETB Wohnbau lost to Heidelberg on its own court 65-70.

Hamburg - Trier 82-85

A very interesting game took place in Hamburg. It ended with only three-point home defeat of 10th ranked Hamburg (10-13) to eighth ranked Gladiators (12-11) 85-82 on Friday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Hamburg. 25 personal fouls committed by Hamburg helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was point guard Simon Schmitz (188-90) who scored 30 points. American swingman Brandon Spearman (196-91, college: Hawaii) chipped in 18 points and 5 rebounds. Spearman is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Point guard Anthony Canty (183-91, agency: Octagon Europe) produced 26 points and 4 steals and American power forward Robert Ferguson (203-85, college: St.Joseph's) added 13 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Four Hamburg players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Gladiators moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Hanau and Oettinger R. Hamburg at the other side keeps the tenth position with 13 games lost. Gladiators' next round opponent will be White Wings (#6) in Hanau. Hamburg will play on the road against Chemnitz (#4) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hamburg: A.Canty 26+3reb+3ast, R.Camphor 13+4reb+1ast, R.Ferguson 13+6reb, D.Lansdowne 10+6reb+2ast, J.Raffington 9+3reb, M.Liyanage 9+4reb+2ast
Trier: S.Schmitz 30+3reb+2ast, B.Spearman 18+5reb+1ast, P.Coro 16+2reb+2ast, J.Bucknor 8+5reb+4ast, J.Joos 6+2reb, J.van Zegeren 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 474189


Dresden - Ehingen 65-78

No shocking result in a game when twelfth ranked Ehingen/Urspringschule (9-15) beat bottom-ranked Titans (2-22) in Dresden 78-65 on Wednesday. Ehingen/Urspringschule looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American forward Daniel Berger (203-90, college: BYU-Hawaii, agency: Three Eye Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 12 points and 5 rebounds. His fellow American import point guard Devon Moore (193-89, college: JMU) contributed with 10 points and 7 assists for the winners. Four Ehingen/Urspringschule players scored in double figures. American power forward Jervon Pressley (203-95, college: Hampton) answered with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 13 rebounds and 5 blocks and guard Jusuf El-Domiaty (187-90) added 21 points in the effort for Titans. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for Ehingen/Urspringschule. Newly promoted Ehingen/Urspringschule maintains twelfth place with 9-15 record. Titans lost their eighth game in a row. Titans at the other side, also newcomer in the league, stay dead last with 22 lost games. Ehingen/Urspringschule will face higher ranked Uni Baskets (#11) in Paderborn in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Titans will play at home against Oettinger Rockets Gotha (#7) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Dresden: J.El Domiaty 21, J.Pressley 19+13reb+3ast, D.Sturner 9+11reb+1ast, R.Holt 8+4reb+1ast, H.Baues 4+4reb, W.Simon 4+2reb
Ehingen: D.Berger 12+5reb+3ast, A.Fraser 10+6reb+4ast, D.Moore 10+3reb+7ast, C.Wolf 10+5reb, K.Taylor 8+3reb+3ast, T.Jahn 7+5reb
gschID: 474188


Uni Baskets - Oettinger R. 68-82

The game between 11th ranked Uni Baskets (10-13) and seventh ranked Oettinger Rockets Gotha (12-11) in Paderborn on Friday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Gotha beat Uni Baskets 82-68. Oettinger Rockets Gotha looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. American point guard David Hicks (184-88, college: LIU Brooklyn) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 6 assists. American-Ivorian forward Dane Watts (203-86) contributed with 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four Oettinger Rockets Gotha players scored in double figures. Swingman Phillip Daubner (204-94) answered with 17 points and 6 rebounds and American point guard Chase Adams (177-88, college: Pittsburgh) added 15 points and 4 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) in the effort for Uni Baskets. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Oettinger Rockets Gotha moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Trier and Hanau. Loser Uni Baskets dropped to the tenth position with 13 games lost. Oettinger Rockets Gotha will face bottom-ranked Titans (#16) in Dresden in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Uni Baskets will play on the road against Ehingen/Urspringschule (#12) in Allmendingen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Uni Baskets: P.Daubner 17+6reb+1ast, C.Adams 15+3reb+4ast, T.Gloger 9+3reb+1ast, M.Kuhle 8+1reb+5ast, M.Grim 7+1reb+4ast, M.Vest 7+7reb+3ast
Oettinger R.: D.Hicks 19+4reb+6ast, D.Watts 17+8reb+3ast, R.Oehle 14+8reb, G.Gibbs 13+6reb+7ast, J.Grof 7+3reb+1ast, E.Allen 5+1reb
gschID: 474187


Hanau - Chemnitz 62-73

The game in Hanau was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Chemnitz (15-7) played at the court of 6th ranked White Wings (12-11). Chemnitz defeated White Wings 73-62 on Friday. Chemnitz dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to White Wings' 22. American players dominated also this game. It was an exceptional evening for power forward Joe Lawson (201-92, college: Indianapolis, agency: Interperformances) who led the winners and scored 18 points and 6 rebounds. Point guard Virgil Matthews (190-83, college: Montana) accounted for 12 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. Lawson is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Forward Kruize Pinkins (203-93, college: USF) came up with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds and point guard Brian Sullivan (183-93, college: Davidson) added 12 points respectively for White Wings in the defeat. White Wings' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Chemnitz maintains fourth place with 15-7 record. White Wings lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the sixth position with 11 games lost. They share it with Trier and Oettinger R.. Chemnitz will meet at home Hamburg (#10) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. White Wings will play against Gladiators (#8) in Trier and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hanau: B.Sullivan 12+4reb+3ast, K.Pinkins 11+10reb, C.von Fintel 10+1reb+2ast, I.Sykes 8+6reb+3ast, E.Harris 8+1reb+2ast, T.Joenke 5+3reb
Chemnitz: J.Lawson 18+6reb+1ast, V.Matthews 12+6reb+3ast, C.Carter 10+5reb+5ast, M.Fleischmann 9+1reb, J.Richter 7+3reb+1ast, C.Bradshaw 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 474191


Kirchheim - Nuernberg 72-75

The game between third ranked Kirchheim Knights (17-6) and twelfth ranked Nuernberg (8-14) was the most important one in the last round on Friday night. Kirchheim Knights were edged by Nuernberg in a tough game in Kirchheim 72-75. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Kirchheim Knights. Nuernberg made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. They also forced 22 Kirchheim Knights turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American players dominated the game. Forward Andre Calvin (201-85, college: Drake) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 9 rebounds. Point guard Diante Watkins (174-90, college: Robert Morris) contributed with 14 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Four Nuernberg players scored in double figures. Seth Hinrichs (201-93, college: Lafayette, agency: Duran International) answered with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists and forward Jonathon Williams (198-90, college: Wagner) added 19 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Kirchheim Knights. Despite that victory Nuernberg went down to thirteenth position due to points difference. Kirchheim Knights at the other side keep the third place with six games lost. Nuernberg are looking forward to face higher ranked MLP Academics Heidelberg (#5) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Kirchheim Knights will play against ETB Wohnbau and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Kirchheim: J.Williams 19+9reb+1ast, S.Hinrichs 14+12reb+7ast, A.Kronhardt 13+7reb+5ast, P.Medlin 9+2reb+2ast, C.Love 7+8reb+4ast, B.Wenzel 6+3reb+2ast
Nuernberg: A.Calvin 16+9reb+3ast, J.Young 15+4reb+3ast, D.Watkins 14+6reb+5ast, S.Schroeder 12+4reb+4ast, M.Sanders 8+4reb+4ast, R.Zinn 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 474190


ETB Wohnbau - Heidelberg 65-70

Very expected game when 15th ranked ETB Wohnbau (5-18) lost to fifth ranked MLP Academics Heidelberg (15-8) in Essen 65-70 on Friday. MLP Academics Heidelberg dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to ETB Wohnbau's 28. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when MLP Academics Heidelberg made 7 blocks. American point guard Vance Hall (193-91, college: Bellarmine) orchestrated the victory by scoring 25 points. Guard Niklas Wuerzner (196-94) contributed with 14 points for the winners. American Maurice Creek (196-90, college: G.Washington) answered with 20 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and the other American import forward Eric Thompson (204-93, college: Pacific) added 11 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for ETB Wohnbau. ETB Wohnbau's coach Igor Krizanovic let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. The victory was the third consecutive win for MLP Academics Heidelberg. They maintain fifth place with 15-8 record. ETB Wohnbau lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the fifteenth position with 18 games lost. MLP Academics Heidelberg will face Nuernberg (#13) in Nurnberg in the next round and are hoping to win another game. ETB Wohnbau will play on the road against Kirchheim Knights and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
ETB Wohnbau: M.Creek 20+4reb+3ast, A.Moore 15+2ast, E.Thompson 11+11reb, C.Alexander 8+2reb+3ast, R.Lodders 5+1reb, J.Lodders 4+8reb
Heidelberg: V.Hall 25+1reb+2ast, N.Wuerzner 14+4reb+1ast, H.Kovacevic 8+1reb+4ast, D.White 8+4reb+1ast, B.Thompson 8+3reb+2ast, P.Heyden 6+6reb
gschID: 474186


Baunach - MBC 70-79

ProA top team - Mitteldeutscher BC (21-2) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat fourteenth ranked Baunach (7-16) 79-70. Mitteldeutscher BC dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Baunach's 34. Mitteldeutscher BC forced 23 Baunach turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. It was a great evening for naturalized American forward Sergio Kerusch (195-89, college: W.Kentucky, agency: Octagon Europe) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points and 9 rebounds. Serbian power forward Djordje Pantelic (204-84, agency: Octagon Europe) helped adding 17 points and 4 steals. Slovenian point guard Aleksej Nikolic (191-95) responded with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists and center Leon Kratzer (210-97) scored 9 points and 15 rebounds. Mitteldeutscher BC have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain first place with 21-2 record. Baunach at the other side keeps the fourteenth position with 16 games lost. Mitteldeutscher BC will play against Koeln Rh.Stars (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Baunach will play against the league's second-placed Crailsheim Merlins (#2) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Baunach: A.Nikolic 18+6reb+9ast, A.Kulboka 15+4reb+1ast, L.Kratzer 9+15reb+1ast, L.Olinde 9+6reb+2ast, F.Edwardsson 7, M.Mueller 5+1ast
MBC: S.Kerusch 22+9reb+1ast, D.Pantelic 17+3reb+2ast, A.Zazai 11+5ast, D.Johnson 9+2reb+4ast, T.Hinz 7+4reb+3ast, A.Warren 7+6reb+2ast
gschID: 474185





Coopenae adds Wiggins to their roster, ex Chemnitz - by Francisco Vega

Coopenae ARBA San Ramon (LBS) added to their roster 26-year old American guard Dashaun Wiggins (188-86kg-91, college: Portland State). He played last season at NINERS Chemnitz in German ProA. In 18 games he had 9.4ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.7apg. Wiggins also played that season for Enosis in Cypriot Division A where in three games he recorded 10.0ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Big Sky Conference Tournament Semifinals in 2014. Wiggins was also voted All-Big Sky Conference Honorable Mention in 2014 and 2015 at his college time.
Wiggins graduated from Portland State in 2015 and it is his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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The EWE Baskets Hold Head Coach Mladen Drijencic - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

2009 BBL champion EWE Baskets Oldenburg have announced that they will continue to work together with head coach Mladen Drijencic as well as manager Srdjan Klaric. Drijencic came near the end of the 2014-2015 season and led the club to only their second club title in their history winning the cup. Since then the team has reached the playoffs twice and currently are on course to do that again as they rest in sixth place with a 13-8 record and still have chances to win the Champions League title. "We can be thankful that Mladen will continue to be a building block in our success. I estimate his ability to analyze as well as seeing the strength and weakness of a player but also to react quickly to changes in a game. He observes well and takes time to bring forward the potential of individual players. Despite injuries, he was able to develop another high motivated team", stressed CEO Herman Schuller. "I am very honored to be able to work with this club and thank them for their trust. My family feels very comfortable here. There is no better place for us to live in. That is important for me to be able to do everything possible for success", stressed Mladen Drijencic .

Source: EWE Baskets Oldenburg



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2017 UPAC Championship start cancelled - by Yaw Mintah

The start date for this year's Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship will not start today. The competition was scheduled to tipoff later today at the University of Ghana with games in Zone A set to be played.

2015 fourth placed side Marshalls University College, Maritime University College, Ghana Technology University College and Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) have been drawn in the Zone.
However, reports from organizers Rite Sports Limited indicate a series of instances have halted the progress on meeting the set date chief among them the untimely death of Acting Chairman of Ghana 's Basketball Referee Association Matthias Ocloo.

Ocloo, who is a former Coach of the country's National Female Team and reigning UPAC Champions University of Ghana, is a leading supervisor of the competition.
He passed away at his residence in Accra after a protracted illness the past months.

UPAC is the most prestigious tertiary basketball tournament in Ghana and features teams from the country's three tertiary sectors.



Amida on board as UCONN rally to victory - by Yaw Mintah

Ghana Center Amida Brimah got in on the act as University of Connecticut (UCONN) rallied to beat University of Memphis 65-62 after falling behind in the first half.

The fourth year player scored 11 points, grabbed three rebounds, made two steals and recorded a block for UCONN's 13th win of the season. Guard Jalen Adams scored 19 points which was the highest mark in the game.

The Huskies fell behind early in the matchup to trail Memphis 26-40 in the first half but recovered remarkably to win the second half 39-22 and clinch the win. Up next for UCONN is Temple University on Sunday February 19 which sees Brimah face countryman and Power Forward Ernest Aflakpui.

This is a rematch of an earlier season game that had Connecticut beat Temple 73-59 with Brimah scoring 13 points and blocking shots.

Aflakpui on the other hand had six points and four rebounds both players got one assist. The second year Forward has struggled in recent weeks that has cost him a starting spot in recent games.



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  GREECE  

Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Dezmine WELLS
  Doxa L.
  (196-G-92)
  Avg: 16.8
 1. Wells, Doxa L.16.8 
 2. Brown, Koroivos16.3 
 3. Barlow, Trikalla13.9 
 4. Young, Lavrio13.8 
 5. Hall, Koroivos13.7 
 6. Milutinovic, Koroivos13.1 
 7. Dixon, AEK Athens13.0 
 8. Cummings, Aris13.0 
 9. Gotcher, Koroivos12.8 
 10. Punter, Lavrio12.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Keith CLANTON
  PAOK
  (205-C/F-90)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Clanton, PAOK10.2 
 2. Morgan, Kymis9.0 
 3. Basabe, Doxa L.8.9 
 4. Fitzpatrick, AGOR7.3 
 5. Hall, Koroivos6.9 
 6. Biruta, Trikalla6.7 
 7. Reddic, Kolossos HH6.7 
 8. Toutziarakis, Kymis6.4 
 9. Faye, Promitheas6.2 
 10. Singleton, Panathin.6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Ken BROWN
  Koroivos
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Brown, Koroivos7.3 
 2. Spanoulis, Olympiacos5.6 
 3. Calathes, Panathin.5.6 
 4. Starks, Koroivos5.4 
 5. Young, Lavrio4.8 
 6. Blassingame, Promi.4.5 
 7. Talton, AGOR4.4 
 8. Scott, Doxa L.4.2 
 9. El-Amin, Kymis3.9 
 10. Hall, Kolossos HH3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Shannon SCOTT
  Doxa L.
  (186-PG-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Scott, Doxa L.2.0 
 2. Xanthopoulos, Aris1.8 
 3. Brown, Koroivos1.8 
 4. Young, Lavrio1.7 
 5. Singleton, Panathin.1.7 
 6. Hickey, Apollon .1.7 
 7. Releford, Kolossos.1.6 
 8. Gotcher, Koroivos1.5 
 9. Ivanovic, AEK A.1.3 
 10. Johnson, Lavrio1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin JACKSON
  Aris
  (204-C/F-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. Jackson, Aris2.0 
 2. Kok, Lavrio1.5 
 3. Johnson, Promi.1.4 
 4. Clanton, PAOK1.4 
 5. Raines, Apollon .1.3 
 6. Buckner, Aris1.2 
 7. Milutinov, Olympiacos1.1 
 8. Kravic, AGOR1.0 
 9. Fitzpatrick, AGOR1.0 
 10. Reddic, Kolossos HH1.0 


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

26-year old Keith Clanton (205-C/F-90) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for PAOK and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 18.
He had a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds, while his team beat Lavrio (#8, 7-11) 85-80. PAOK maintains the 5th position in Greek league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. PAOK will need more victories to improve their 10-8 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Clanton as usually he does not deliver so high stats. University of Central Florida graduate has very impressive stats this year. Clanton leads league in rebounds with 10.2rpg. Clanton is in league's top in and averages solid 1.2bpg and 60.2% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Toarlyn Fitzpatrick (203-F-89) of AGOR. He is American forward in his first season at AGOR. In the last game Fitzpatrick recorded impressive 24 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course AGOR cruised to a 72-65 relatively comfortable win over the higher-ranked AEK Athens (#3, 14-4). This victory allowed AGOR to move up to 7th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 8-10 record. Fitzpatrick is a newcomer at AGOR and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Juvonte Reddic (206-F-92) of Kolossos HH (#6). Reddic scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds. He was a key player of Kolossos HH, leading his team to a 86-66 easy win against the lower-ranked Koroivos (#11, 6-12). Kolossos HH needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 10 victories and 8 lost games. Reddic has a great season in Greece. After 17 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 6.7rpg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Daniel Orton (208-F-90) of Kymis - 10 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Trevor Releford (183-PG-91) of Kolossos HH - 13 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Markel Starks (188-G-91) of Koroivos - 27 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Diamantis Slaftsakis (201-PF-94) of Apollon Patras - 8 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Mouhammad Faye (208-F-85) of Promitheas - 16 points and 11 rebounds
9. Mike Caffey (183-PG-93) of Trikalla - 11 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Kenny Gabriel (209-PF-89) of Panathinaikos - 17 points and 2 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)



Kymis add Cadee to their roster, ex Kings - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted GS Kymis (A1) added to their roster 26-year old Australian international guard Jason Cadee (186-73kg-91). He started the season at Kings in Australian NBL league. In 28 games he recorded 13.0ppg, 2.5rpg and 3.2apg this season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Cadee won Australian WARATAH championship title in 2016. He was also voted Australiabasket.com All-Australian WARATAH Domestic Player of the Year in 2016.
Cadee was also a member of Australian international program for some years. He played for Australian Senior National Team back in 2009 and previously for University National Team in 2013.
Cadee represented Australia at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
He has played previously professionally also in New Zealand (Rangers) and Australia (Adelaide 36ers, Bankstown Bruins, West Adelaide Bearcats and Gold Coast Blaze).
The scouts decsribe him following way: A very promising PG, with great quickness and good court vision. He's not so strong, neither a so good defender, but he has great offensive skills and playing passion, and is improvinbg month after month.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Coach Markopoulos left Doxa Lefkadas - by Eurobasket News

35-year old coach Haris Markopoulos left newly promoted AE Doxa Lefkadas (A1).
The last season Markopoulos coached at ASA Koroivos Amaliadas.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the League Semifinals in 2009, 2011 and 2014.
Markopoulos was coaching Greek U20 National Team back in 2006.
He has coached previously two other teams: PAOK Thessaloniki and Iraklis.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HOLLAND  

Standings - Eredivisie

Eredivisie Standings
 1. Groningen 19-1 
 2. Leiden 14-6 
 3. Zwolle 14-6 
 4. Dukes UDB 10-10 
 5. Rotterdam 8-12 
 6. Amsterdam 7-13 
 7. Leeuwarden 6-14 
 8. Weert 2-18 

Regular Season: Round 20

Feb. 16: Groningen - Weert 91-55
Feb. 16: Zwolle - Rotterdam 88-69
Feb. 16: Amsterdam - Leiden 66-79
Feb. 16: Dukes UDB - Leeuwarden 103-55

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 25: Weert - Dukes UDB
Feb. 25: Leeuwarden - Amsterdam
Feb. 25: Leiden - Zwolle
Feb. 25: Rotterdam - Groningen


Thomas van der Mars' double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Dutch players playing currently abroad: - by Eurobasket Center

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

Thomas van der Mars
Thomas van der Mars
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Thomas van der Mars (208-90, college: Portland, currently plays in Estonia). van der Mars was the major contributor in Rapla's victory against the closely-ranked BC Rakvere (5-13) crushing them 91-61 in the Estonian Alexela KML last Wednesday. He recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 12 rebounds; quite an impressive performance considering it's only van der Mars' second season in pro basketball. AVIS Rapla (10-6) is placed fourth in the Alexela KML. It was his team's first victory after four consecutive loses. van der Mars has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 18.9ppg, 14.1rpg, 1.1bpg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 63.2%(108-171) and FT: 71.3%. van der Mars is currently a member of the Dutch senior national team.

Yannick Franke
Yannick Franke
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Yannick Franke (194-96, currently plays in ABA League). Franke led his Croatian team KK Zadar to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Mornar Bar (7-15) 80-62 in the ABA League last Friday. He recorded 11 points in a mere 17 minutes. KK Zadar (7-15) is located at the very bottom in the ABA League. But the situation may improve as they ended a series of six consecutive loses. There are only four games left until the end of the ABA League Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This year Franke's overall stats are: 8.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 42.9%, 3FGP: 28.6% and FT: 87.5% in three games he played so far. He is in the roster of the Dutch senior national team.

Worthy de Jong
Worthy de Jong
   #3. The Dutch player who performed third best last week abroad was an international shooting guard Worthy de Jong (194-88, currently plays in France). de Jong could not help one of league's weakest teams SO Maritime Boulogne (6-12) in their last game on Friday. Despite his very good performance SO Maritime Boulogne was defeated 82-78 on the road by the higher-ranked SPO Rouen (#16). de Jong scored 16 points. It's de Jong's first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 10.3ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.1apg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 42.7%, 3FGP: 37.8% and FT: 61.0%. de Jong is also a member of the Dutch senior national team.

Leon Williams
Leon Williams
   #4. Point guard Leon Williams (189-91, currently plays in Germany) was not able to help BG Goettingen (14-3) in their last game. Despite his good performance BG Goettingen was badly defeated 83-63 in Oldenburg by the lower-ranked (#6) EWE Baskets. Williams recorded 11 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists in 30 minutes. This year Williams' total stats are: 6.0ppg, 1.6rpg and 2.5apg in 19 games. He used to play for the Dutch national team back in 2015.

Shane Hammink
Shane Hammink
   #5. Former international guard Shane Hammink (201-94, currently plays college basketball in the States) led Valparaiso to a victory against the Youngstown State University (4-10) 82-72 in the NCAA last Saturday. Hammink recorded 23 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. The Valparaiso University has a very solid 10-2 conference record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This season Hammink has very high stats. He averages: 15.7ppg, 4.0rpg and 2.8apg. Hammink used to play for the Dutch national team three years ago.

Nicolas de Jong
Nicolas de Jong
   #6. Center Nicolas de Jong (210-88, currently plays in France) was not able to secure a victory for Chalons-Reims (7-12) in their game against Paris-Levallois (11-8) in the French ProA, despite his good performance on Monday night. He recorded 11 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 27 minutes. But Chalons-Reims lost 88-94 at home to the much higher-ranked (#6) Paris-Levallois. It was Chalons-Reims' third consecutive loss in a row. This year de Jong has relatively solid stats: 12.1ppg and 2.8rpg in 19 games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Dutch National Team roster.

Charlon Kloof
Charlon Kloof
   #7. International guard Charlon Kloof (190-90, agency: Octagon Europe, college: St.Bonaventure, currently plays in ABA League) contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Krka (7-15) crushing them 89-65 in the ABA League in Sunday night's game. Kloof recorded 13 points and added 3 passes. KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom (8-14) is placed 11th in the ABA League. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the ABA League Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Kloof has reliable stats this season: 10.2ppg, 3.8rpg and 3.6apg. He is also Dutch national team player.

Kevin Bleeker
Kevin Bleeker
   #8. Center Kevin Bleeker (208-93, agency: Court Side, college: Canisius, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Navarra (10-10) in their game against CB Granada (15-6) in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division), despite his very good performance last Saturday. Bleeker had a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 13 rebounds in 24 minutes; not bad, considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. But Navarra lost 69-75 on their home court in Pamplona to the leading CB Granada. It was Navarra's third consecutive loss in a row. Bleeker has averaged so far 6.3ppg and 4.1rpg in 20 games. He used to play for the Dutch national team back in 2014.

Jeroen van der List
Jeroen van der List
   #9. Former international power forward Jeroen van der List (213-89, college: Indian Hills CC, currently plays in Japan) couldn't help Shinshu BW (10-27) in their game against Yamagata (19-17) in the Japanese B League D2. Despite his very good performance on Saturday night van der List recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 12 rebounds. He also added 7 assists. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. This season van der List has very high stats. He averages: 18.9ppg, 10.5rpg, 1.6apg and 1.6bpg. van der List used to play for the Dutch national team three years ago.

Roeland Schaftenaar
Roeland Schaftenaar
   #10. Power forward Roeland Schaftenaar (211-88, college: Oregon St., currently plays in Greece) couldn't help AGOR (8-10) in their game against Lavrio (7-11) in the Greek A1. He scored 7 points in 18 minutes. AGOR lost 62-73 on the opponent's court to the lower-ranked (#8) Lavrio. Schaftenaar has averaged so far 5.9ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.1apg in seven games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Dutch National Team roster.

   #11. Former U20 international center Menno Dijkstra (213-97, currently studies in the States) couldn't help the Cal-Riverside in their game against the California State University, Fullerton in the NCAA. Despite his very good performance last Thursday Dijkstra scored 17 points, had 5 rebounds and made 2 blocks. Dijkstra has averaged so far 4.9ppg and 2.3rpg. He used to play for the Dutch U20 national team two years ago.

   #12. Former U20 international center Jito Kok (206-94, also represented by Court Side, college: San Diego, currently plays in Estonia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Thomas van der Mars. But that was another game of his team in Estonian Alexela KML which we would like to mention. Kok couldn't help Rapla in their game against TTU. He scored 5 points in 8 minutes. His team lost 78-85. Kok has averaged so far 3.5ppg and 1.5rpg in two games. He used to play for the Dutch U20 national team back in 2014.

   #13. Former U18 international forward Luuk Van Bree (203-96, is currently at the American university) couldn't help the one of league's weakest teams Bradley in their game against the Illinois State University in the NCAA. He recorded 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 19 minutes. His team lost 50-64. Van Bree has averaged so far 6.1ppg and 3.1rpg in 27 games. He used to play for the Dutch U18 national team three years ago.

   #14. Former U20 international center Tom Koopman (203, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Citadel in their game against the East Tennessee State University in the NCAA, despite his good performance last Thursday. Koopman scored 10 points in 15 minutes. But his team was crushed by 21 points 90-69. Koopman has averaged so far 2.8ppg and 1.7rpg in 25 games. He used to play for the Dutch U20 national team back in 2015.

   #15. Former international forward Julius van Sauers (203-95, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the St.Francis College (NY) crushing them 82-45 in a derby game in the NCAA in Wednesday night's game. He scored 9 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 20 minutes. van Sauers has averaged so far 2.6ppg and 2.9rpg in 27 games. He used to play for the Dutch national team three years ago.

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

   #1. Aaron Doornekamp (201-F-85, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Spain) could not help CB Canarias (15-5) in their last game. Despite his good performance CB Canarias lost 60-70 on the road to the lower-ranked (#7) Gran Canaria. Doornekamp scored 12 points in 30 minutes. It was CB Canarias' first loss after six consecutive victories. Doornekamp has relatively good stats this year: 12.7ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.4apg in 20 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Dutch.

   #2. Kim Tillie (210-PF-88, college: Utah, currently plays in Euroleague) was not able to help Baskonia in their game against Maccabi T-A (8-14) in the Euroleague. He recorded 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 17 minutes. The seventh-placed Baskonia (12-10) was edged 85-84 in Tel-Aviv by the lower-ranked (#13) Maccabi T-A in the group A of Euroleague. This year Tillie's overall stats are: 5.4ppg and 3.7rpg in 21 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Dutch and French.

   #3. Ryan Broekhoff (200-F-90, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in VTB United League) contributed to Lokomotiv's victory against the eighth-ranked Astana (6-10) 67-59 in the VTB United League in Wednesday night's game. Broekhoff scored 6 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Lokomotiv Kuban (13-2) is placed second in the VTB United League. It was his team's 13th consecutive victory in a row. Broekhoff's overall stats this season are: 7.4ppg and 5.5rpg. He has both Australian and Dutch nationalities.

   #4. Devon Van Oostrum (190-G-93, agency: Octagon Europe, currently plays in ABA League) contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Krka (7-15) crushing them 89-65 in the ABA League in Sunday night's game. Van Oostrum recorded 7 points. KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom (8-14) is placed 11th in the ABA League. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the ABA League Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Van Oostrum has averaged so far 8.7ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.7apg. He also holds two passports: British and Dutch.

   #5. Derrik Smits (218-C-95, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the Cleveland State University (7-7) crushing them 78-57 in the NCAA last Thursday. Smits scored 10 points and added 5 assists in 22 minutes. The Valparaiso University has a very good 10-2 conference record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Smits has averaged so far 3.1ppg and 2.1rpg in 25 games.

   #6. Joey van Zegeren (208-F-90, college: Northwestern, currently plays in Germany) was not able to secure a victory for Gladiators in their game against Mitteldeutscher BC in the German ProA (second division). He recorded 5 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. His team was crushed by 25 points 95-70. van Zegeren has averaged so far 6.4ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.2bpg.

   #7. Emmanuel Nzekwesi (203-F, currently studies in the States) couldn't help the ORU in their game against the University of Nebraska at Omaha in the NCAA. Despite his good performance last Thursday Nzekwesi scored 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Nzekwesi has averaged so far 9.4ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.2apg.

   #8. Experienced Daniel Kickert (208-C/F-83, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in Australia) couldn't help Bullets in their game against Illawarra Hawks in the Australian NBL. He recorded only 4 points in 20 minutes. His team were crushed by 27 points 106-79. Kickert's stats this year are: 12.8ppg, 4.0rpg and 2.2apg in 28 games. He has Dutch and Australian nationalities.

   #9. Daniel Pieper (198-F-96, currently plays in Canada) led McGill University to an easy victory against the Citadines crushing them 99-70 in a derby game in the Canadian university league CIS in Thursday night's game. Pieper scored 11 points and added 3 passes. Pieper has averaged so far 2.9ppg and 2.1rpg. He is a naturalized American.

   #10. Kai Edwards (206-F-97, is currently at the American university) couldn't help the N.Colorado in their game against the Weber State University in the NCAA. Despite his good performance on Thursday night Edwards scored 10 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Edwards has averaged so far 3.5ppg and 5.0rpg.



Eredivisie Round 20: Leader Groningen gets another victory - by Eurobasket News

Leader Groningen delivered the nineteenth win on Thursday night. This time they crushed 8th ranked Weert (2-18) 91-55. The game was mostly controlled by Groningen. Weert managed to win fourth 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. Groningen had a 30-18 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Weert's players. The best player for the winners was American forward Chase Fieler (203-92, college: FGCU) who scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. The other American import forward Andrew Smith (206-92, college: Liberty) chipped in 13 points and 6 rebounds. Matthew Van-Tongeren (201-93) produced 11 points for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Groningen (19-1) have an impressive 14-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position. Weert at the other side stay dead last with 18 lost games. Groningen are looking forward to face Rotterdam (#5) on the road in the next round. Weert will play against Dukes UDB and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
The game in Amsterdam was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Leiden (14-6) played at the court of 6th ranked Amsterdam (7-13). Leiden defeated Amsterdam 79-66. American forward Daviyon Draper (201-94, college: FIU) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points. Mohamed Kherrazi contributed with 8 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Leiden's coach Paul Vervaeck used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Surinamese Sergio de-Randamie (201-84, college: Houston) replied with 24 points and 5 rebounds for Amsterdam. Leiden have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 14-6 record having five points less than leader Groningen, which they share with Zwolle. Amsterdam lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 13 games lost. Leiden will play against Zwolle (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Amsterdam will play against Leeuwarden and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Den Bosch. Local Dukes UDB (10-10) outscored 7th ranked Leeuwarden (6-14) 103-55 on Thursday night. Worth to mention a quality performance of Maarten Bouwknecht who helped to win the game recording 24 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Dukes UDB's coach Sander van der Holst felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Jordan Gregory responded with 16 points and 7 rebounds. Dukes UDB maintains fourth position with 10-10 record. Leeuwarden lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 14 games lost. Dukes UDB will meet bottom-ranked Weert (#8) on the road in the next round. Leeuwarden will play against Amsterdam and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 20 Rotterdam was crushed by Zwolle in a road game 88-69.

Amsterdam - Leiden 66-79

The game in Amsterdam was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Leiden (14-6) played at the court of 6th ranked Amsterdam (7-13). Leiden defeated Amsterdam 79-66. The game was mostly controlled by Leiden. Amsterdam was better in fourth quarter 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Leiden players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. American forward Daviyon Draper (201-94, college: FIU) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points. International forward Mohamed Kherrazi (200-90) contributed with 8 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Leiden's coach Paul Vervaeck used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Surinamese Sergio de-Randamie (201-84, college: Houston) replied with 24 points and 5 rebounds and the former international swingman Dimeo Van-Der-Horst (197-91) added 17 points and 5 assists in the effort for Amsterdam. Leiden have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 14-6 record having five points less than leader Groningen, which they share with Zwolle. Amsterdam lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 13 games lost. Leiden will play against Zwolle (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Amsterdam will play against Leeuwarden and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Leiden: D.Draper 19+2reb+2ast, J.Voorn 14+4ast, R.Jansen 11+1reb+3ast, J.Lee 9+3reb+4ast, M.Kherrazi 8+7reb+4ast, F.Versteegh 6+1ast
Amsterdam: S.de Randamie 24+5reb, D.Van Der Horst 17+3reb+5ast, M.Van Schaik 7+5reb, G.Slagter 5+4reb+1ast, J.Brandt 5+3reb+1ast, Y.Landbrug 3+1ast
gschID: 477731


Groningen - Weert 91-55

Leader Groningen delivered the nineteenth win on Thursday night. This time they crushed 8th ranked Weert (2-18) 91-55. The game was mostly controlled by Groningen. Weert managed to win fourth 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. Groningen had a 30-18 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Weert's players. The best player for the winners was American forward Chase Fieler (203-92, college: FGCU) who scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. The other American import forward Andrew Smith (206-92, college: Liberty) chipped in 13 points and 6 rebounds. Matthew Van-Tongeren (201-93) produced 11 points and power forward Joost Padberg (202-91) added 8 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Groningen (19-1) have an impressive 14-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position. Weert at the other side stay dead last with 18 lost games. Groningen are looking forward to face Rotterdam (#5) on the road in the next round. Weert will play against Dukes UDB and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Groningen: C.Fieler 16+5reb+3ast, A.Smith 13+6reb+3ast, J.Dourisseau 13+6reb+1ast, L.Jeter 11+2reb+3ast, S.Cunningham 9+4reb+3ast, D.Pasalic 8+4reb+5ast
Weert: M.Van Tongeren 11+3reb+1ast, K.Averink 9+1reb+1ast, J.Padberg 8+5reb+2ast, A.Eduardo 7+3reb+1ast, J.van Vugt 6+2reb+2ast, J.Schild 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 477730


Zwolle - Rotterdam 88-69

There was no surprise when 5th ranked Rotterdam (8-12) was crushed on the road by third ranked Zwolle (14-6) 88-69 on Thursday. The game was mostly controlled by Zwolle. Rotterdam managed to win fourth quarter 22-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Zwolle dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Rotterdam's 28 and made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. The game was dominated by American players. Worth to mention a great performance of forward JT Yoho (198-93, college: Wright St., agency: Three Eye Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds and center Clayton Vette (202-88, college: Winona St.) who added 16 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. Four Zwolle players scored in double figures. Zwolle's coach Herman van den Belt used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Guard La'Shard Anderson (185-89, college: Boise St.) responded with 24 points and 4 assists and guard Jermaine Marshall (193-90, college: Arizona St.) scored 19 points and 6 rebounds. Zwolle moved-up to second place, which they share with Leiden. Loser Rotterdam keeps the fifth position with 12 games lost. Zwolle will meet league's second-placed Leiden on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Rotterdam will play against the league's leader Groningen and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Zwolle: J.Yoho 23+10reb+1ast, O.Schaftenaar 19+7reb, C.Vette 16+10reb+1ast, J.Tiller 14+3reb+3ast, M.Schilder 8+3reb+5ast, F.Vos 6+3reb+1ast
Rotterdam: L.Anderson 24+3reb+4ast, J.Marshall 19+6reb, R.Krabbendam 8+6reb+1ast, C.Stolk 6+2reb, G.Mays 4+3reb, V.Tamasauskas 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 477729


Dukes UDB - Leeuwarden 103-55

The game with biggest result difference took place in Den Bosch. Local Dukes UDB (10-10) outscored 7th ranked Leeuwarden (6-14) 103-55 on Thursday night. The game without a history. Dukes UDB led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Leeuwarden's 34. They outrebounded Leeuwarden 55-29 including a 39-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Dukes UDB shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 52.0 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Dukes UDB made 7 blocks. Worth to mention a quality performance of point guard Maarten Bouwknecht (185-94) who helped to win the game recording 24 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and American forward Charles Mitchell (203, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports) who added 16 points and 14 rebounds during the contest. Four Dukes UDB players scored in double figures. Dukes UDB's coach Sander van der Holst felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. American guard Jordan Gregory (188-92, college: Montana) responded with 16 points and 7 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Denton Koon (203-92, college: Hofstra, agency: Court Side) scored 7 points and 8 rebounds. Dukes UDB maintains fourth position with 10-10 record. Leeuwarden lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 14 games lost. Dukes UDB will meet bottom-ranked Weert (#8) on the road in the next round. Leeuwarden will play against Amsterdam and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Dukes UDB: M.Bouwknecht 24+6reb+4ast, J.Watts 21+7reb+5ast, C.Mitchell 16+14reb+3ast, K.Akerboom 14+4reb, M.Aarts 11+8reb+2ast, V.Lietmeijer 8+2reb
Leeuwarden: J.Gregory 16+7reb+3ast, D.Hope 11+1reb+1ast, G.Marshall 9+1reb+3ast, M.Lufile 8+8reb+1ast, D.Koon 7+8reb+3ast, L.Peterson 4+1reb+2ast
gschID: 477728





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Lewis is back at Pyrinto, ex Sopron KC - by Eurobasket News

Pyrinto Tampere (Korisliiga) signed 29-year old American guard Kelvin Lewis (195-92kg-88, college: Houston). It is actually his comeback to Tampereen Pyrinto as he has played here before. Lewis supposed to play at Sopron KC in Hungarian A Division, but left the team in Dec.'16. In 10 games he had 9.8ppg and 3.1rpg this season. Lewis also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 12.8ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.3apg. The last season Lewis played at Kolossos in Greek A1. In 27 games he averaged 9.6ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.2apg.
In 2010 Lewis was drafted by Texas Legends (D-League) in fourth round (13th overall).
He attended University of Houston and it is his seventh season in pro basketball.
Lewis is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Romania (BC Timisoara), Sweden (Solna Vikings), Greece (Kavala) and D-League (Rio Grande Valley Vipers).

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Standings - Iceland Express League

Dominos League Standings
 1. Stjarnan 13-4 
 2. KR 13-4 
 3. Tindastoll 12-5 
 4. Grindavik 10-7 
 5. Thor AK 9-8 
 6. Thor Thorl 9-8 
 7. Keflavik 8-9 
 8. IR 8-9 
 9. Njardvik 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. 17: Thor AK - KR 83-65
Feb. 17: Njardvik - Grindavik 79-87
Feb. 16: Snaefell - Tindastoll 59-104

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 19: KR - IR
Feb. 19: Haukar - Njardvik
Feb. 19: Grindavik - Keflavik
Feb. 19: Skallagrimur - Snaefell
Feb. 19: Tindastoll - Stjarnan
Feb. 19: Thor Thorl - Thor AK


Standings - 1 Division

D1 Standings
 1. Hottur 18-2 
 2. Fjolnir 16-4 
 3. Valur 14-4 
 4. Breidablik 12-7 
 5. Hamar 8-11 
 6. Vestri 7-12 
 7. FSU 7-13 
 8. IA 5-14 
 9. Armann 0-20 

Regular Season: Round 22

Feb. 13: Hottur - Valur 68-76
Feb. 17: Vestri - Hamar 65-111
Feb. 17: Armann - FSU 59-86
Feb. 16: Hottur - IA 101-66
Feb. 17: Valur - Fjolnir 101-104 OT

Regular Season: Round 23

Feb. 23: FSU - Valur
Feb. 24: Hamar - Armann
Feb. 24: IA - Vestri
Feb. 24: Fjolnir - Breidablik


D1 Round 22: #1 Hottur are defeated by Valur - by Eurobasket News

The games are now more important than at the beginning of the Regular Season. We may still expect few shocking results in upcoming 5 rounds. There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with defeat of the leader, extra overtimes, derby games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Hottur (18-2) in Egilsstadir on Monday night. Hosts were defeated by third ranked Valur (14-4) 76-68. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. American forward Urald King (198-90, college: SE Oklahoma) had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Sigurdur Sturluson (186-94) chipped in 15 points and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side American guard Aaron Moss (185, college: Cabrini, agency: Duran International) responded with a double-double by scoring 32 points, 20 rebounds, 7 assists and 7 steals. Valur have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 14-4 record having six points less than leader Hottur. Hottur at the other side still keeps top place with two games lost. Valur are looking forward to face FSU (#7) in Selfoss in the next round. Hottur will have a break next round.

Armann - FSU 59-86

Rather expected game in Reykjavik where bottom-ranked Armann (0-20) was crushed by seventh ranked FSU (7-13) 86-59 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by FSU. Armann was better in third quarter 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Armann's 36. FSU forced 19 Armann turnovers. American forward Terrance Motley (201-91, college: Sam Houston St.) had a double-double by scoring 19 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and point guard Ari Gylfason (186-89) chipped in 21 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Four FSU players scored in double figures. At the losing side forward Brynjar Fridriksson (200-96) responded with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 13 rebounds and point guard Daniel Fridriksson (175-95) scored 16 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. FSU maintains seventh position with 7-13 record. Loser Armann still closes the standings. FSU will face higher ranked Valur (#3) in Reykjavik in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Armann will play on the road against Hamar (#5) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
FSU: A.Gylfason 21+6reb+2ast, H.Hreinsson 20+3reb+3ast, T.Motley 19+11reb+4ast, A.Tryggvason 10+6reb, J.Jokull Thrainsson 5+3reb, S.Stefansson 4
Armann: D.Fridriksson 16+3reb+3ast, B.Fridriksson 12+13reb, A.Fjalarsson 9+7reb, O.Thorteinsson 7+1reb+1ast, T.Baldvinsson 4+1reb+1ast, G.Gudnason 4+1reb
gschID: 492086


Valur - Fjolnir 101-104 OT

Marques Oliver (201-PF-91, college: Delaware St.) scored 40 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to pace Fjolnir to an overtime win over Valur. Collin Pryor (200-F-90, college: Northern St., agency: Mansfield and Associates) added 22 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Urald King (198-F-90, college: SE Oklahoma) responded with 25 points and 17 rebounds for Valur as suffered just the fourth defeat this season.
Top scorers:
Fjolnir: M.Oliver 40+9reb+2ast, C.Pryor 22+10reb+3ast, B.Rikhardsson 9+6reb+1ast, T.Gunnlaugsson 8+2reb+5ast, R.Sigurdsson 6+3reb+11ast, E.Egilsson 5+2reb
Valur: U.King 25+17reb+3ast, O.Petursson 21+4reb+4ast, A.Bracey 16+2reb+3ast, B.Petursson 12+7reb+1ast, B.Blondal 11+8reb+9ast, S.Sturluson 6+6reb+2ast
gschID: 492087


Vestri - Hamar 65-111

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fifth ranked Hamar and 6th ranked Vestri had identical 7-11 record. But Vestri was not able to use a home court advantage and was smashed by the opponent from Hamar 111-65 on Friday night. The game without a history. Hamar led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Vestri's 34. Hamar had a 32-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Vestri's players. Vestri was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Chris Woods (195-89, college: Pfeiffer) scored 28 points and 8 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and guard Erlendur Stefansson (190-95, college: Black Hills St.) chipped in 31 points during the contest. Four Hamar players scored in double figures. At the losing side guard Nokkvi Hardarson (183-96) responded with 12 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Hinrik Gudbjartsson (185-96) scored 14 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Hamar maintains fifth position with 8-11 record. Newly promoted Vestri keeps the sixth place with 12 games lost. Hamar will face bottom-ranked Armann (#9) in Reykjavik in the next round. Vestri will play on the road against IA in Akranes and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hamar: E.Stefansson 31+4reb+2ast, C.Woods 28+8reb+3ast, S.Thorvaldsson 16+6reb+1ast, O.Sigurdarson 16+3reb+1ast, H.Petursson 7+1reb+3ast, O.Olafsson 4+6reb+7ast
Vestri: H.Gudbjartsson 14+2reb+1ast, N.Hardarson 12+7reb, N.Knezevic 10+4reb+2ast, M.Thordason 9+3reb, Y.Chia-Kur 7+6reb+1ast, G.Gunnlaugsson 5+1reb
gschID: 492085


Hottur - IA 101-66

Not a big story in a game in Egilsstadir where 8th ranked IA (5-14) was rolled over by first ranked Hottur (18-2) 101-66 on Thursday. The game without a history. Hottur led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Hottur outrebounded IA 50-28 including a 35-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by IA's players. American guard Aaron Moss (185, college: Cabrini, agency: Duran International) had a triple-double by scoring 11 points, 10 rebounds, 13 assists and 5 steals to lead the charge for the winners and the former international forward Mirko Virijevic (201-81, college: Freed-Hardeman) chipped in 24 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Four Hottur players scored in double figures. Hottur's coach Vidar Hafsteinsson felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American guard Derek Shouse (188-93, college: Mo.-St.Louis) responded with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists and 5 steals and point guard Askell Jonsson (188-86) scored 15 points. Hottur maintains first position with 18-2 record. Loser IA keeps the eighth place with 14 games lost. Hottur will have a break next round. IA will play against Vestri (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hottur: M.Virijevic 24+8reb+1ast, H.Birgisson 19+2reb+1ast, R.Albertsson 18+5reb+2ast, A.Moss 11+10reb+13ast, V.Hafsteinsson 9+3reb, S.Hakonarson 8+8reb+3ast
IA: D.Shouse 28+10reb+9ast, A.Jonsson 15+4reb, S.Sigurdsson 13+1reb, G.Gislason 4+5reb+2ast, A.Jokulsson 4+7reb+2ast, E.Bjornsson 2+1reb
gschID: 492084


Hottur - Valur 68-76

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Hottur (18-2) in Egilsstadir on Monday night. Hosts were defeated by third ranked Valur (14-4) 76-68. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. American forward Urald King (198-90, college: SE Oklahoma) had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Sigurdur Sturluson (186-94) chipped in 15 points and 4 assists during the contest. Four Valur players scored in double figures. At the losing side American guard Aaron Moss (185, college: Cabrini, agency: Duran International) responded with a double-double by scoring 32 points, 20 rebounds, 7 assists and 7 steals and the former international forward Mirko Virijevic (201-81, college: Freed-Hardeman) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. Valur have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 14-4 record having six points less than leader Hottur. Hottur at the other side still keeps top place with two games lost. Valur are looking forward to face FSU (#7) in Selfoss in the next round. Hottur will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Valur: U.King 16+14reb+1ast, S.Sturluson 15+4reb+4ast, A.Bracey 15+1reb+3ast, O.Petursson 11+2reb+1ast, B.Blondal 9+5reb+1ast, I.Audunsson 5+6reb+1ast
Hottur: A.Moss 32+20reb+7ast, M.Virijevic 14+10reb+1ast, R.Albertsson 8+3reb+1ast, H.Birgisson 7+5reb+1ast, V.Hafsteinsson 6+1reb+2ast, S.Hakonarson 1+8reb+2ast
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  INDIA  

Standings - D1

UBA Standings
North
 1. Mumbai Ch. 1-0 
 2. Punjab S. 1-0 
 3. Delhi C. 0-1 
 4. Haryana G. 0-1 
South
 1. Chennai S. 1-0 
 2. Pune P. 1-0 
 3. Bengaluru 0-1 
 4. Hydrabad S. 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 2

Feb. 17: Haryana G. - Punjab S. 92-106
Feb. 17: Delhi C. - Mumbai Ch. 121-140

Regular Season: Round 3

Feb. 18: Bengaluru - Hydrabad S.
Feb. 18: Pune P. - Chennai S.



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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 Hilla 6-5 
 7. Al Karkh 6-5 
 8. Al-Tadamoun 4-7 
 9. Iraqi Airways 3-8 
 10. An Nasiriyah 2-10 
 11. Al Suleikh 1-10 
 12. Zakho 1-11 

Regular Season: Round 11

Feb. 15: Iraqi Airways - Al Nift 71-90
Feb. 10: Al Suleikh - Al Kahraba 63-96
Feb. 17: An Nasiriyah - Al Hilla 55-81
Feb. 11: Al Mina - Al Karkh 117-99
Feb. 13: Al Shurtah - Al-Tadamoun 106-67
Feb. 14: Zakho - Nift Al-Janoub 0-20

Regular Season: Round 12

Feb. 18: Al Mina - Al Suleikh
Feb. 19: Al-Tadamoun - Iraqi Airways
Feb. 20: Al Shurtah - Al Karkh
Feb. 20: An Nasiriyah - Al Nift
Feb. 21: Al Hilla - Nift Al-Janoub



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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 Marian15.4 
 3. Moreira, UCD M.14.3 
 4. Turner, Killester13.5 
 5. Pantovic, Tralee11.6 
 6. Killeen, Templeogue11.6 
 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: 9.4
 1. Kinevane, UCD M.9.4 
 2. Drumm, UCD Marian8.4 
 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.4.3 
 10. Donaghy, Tralee4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Mike GARROW
  UCD Marian
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Garrow, UCD Marian5.9 
 2. Drumm, UCD Marian5.2 
 3. Westbrooks, Swords T.3.3 
 4. Donaghy, Tralee2.8 
 5. Murphy, Templeogue2.6 
 6. O''Hanlon, DCU S.2.5 
 7. James, Templeogue2.4 
 8. Calvo, Swords T.2.3 
 9. Wilson, UL Eagles2.2 
 10. Howlin, 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 



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  ISRAEL  

Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Mark LYONS
  Hapoel T-A
  (185-PG-89)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Lyons, Hapoel T-A21.5 
 2. Wyatt, Hapoel H.18.8 
 3. Milbourne, Hapoel E.17.9 
 4. Tucker, Hapoel T-A17.1 
 5. Siggers, Galil Gilboa17.0 
 6. Holloway, Galil G.16.3 
 7. Dawson, Maccabi .15.9 
 8. Simhon, Maccabi Haifa15.6 
 9. Goudelock, Maccabi .15.5 
 10. Griffin, Galil Gilboa15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karam MASHOUR
  Bnei H.
  (198-F-91)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Mashour, Bnei H.10.1 
 2. Atkins, Hapoel Holon9.3 
 3. Adrien, Bnei H.8.9 
 4. Holloway, Galil G.8.6 
 5. Singleton, Maccabi .8.0 
 6. Cohen, Maccabi .7.9 
 7. Williams, Hapoel T.7.9 
 8. Carmichael, Maccabi .7.3 
 9. Iverson, Maccabi .7.2 
 10. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Gregory VARGAS
  Maccabi .
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Vargas, Maccabi .7.3 
 2. Blatt, Hapoel T-A6.4 
 3. Lyons, Hapoel T-A6.3 
 4. Kitchen, Ironi N.5.9 
 5. Henry, Hapoel Eilat5.9 
 6. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .4.9 
 7. Mekel, Maccabi T-A4.7 
 8. Ewing, Maccabi .4.7 
 9. Taylor, Hapoel Holon4.7 
 10. Perez Kaufma., Maccabi .4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Justin CARTER
  Maccabi .
  (193-G/F-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Carter, Maccabi .2.4 
 2. Shuchman, Galil G.2.2 
 3. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .2.1 
 4. Howell, Hapoel T-A2.0 
 5. Perez Kaufma., Maccabi .1.9 
 6. Henry, Hapoel Eilat1.8 
 7. Workman, Maccabi .1.7 
 8. Siggers, Galil Gilboa1.7 
 9. Kinsey, Hapoel J-M1.7 
 10. Ben-Zvi, Galil G.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Reginald BUCKNER
  Hapoel Eilat
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat1.9 
 2. Griffin, Galil Gilboa1.7 
 3. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.1.5 
 4. Adrien, Bnei H.1.4 
 5. Jones, Hapoel J-M1.2 
 6. Mitchell, Maccabi .1.1 
 7. Chubrevich, Hapoel H.1.1 
 8. Bowman, Maccabi .1.0 
 9. Dawson, Maccabi .1.0 
 10. Pinkney, Maccabi .1.0 


Stats Leaders - National League

Points Per Game
 Storm WARREN
  Maccabi .
  (201-PF-88)
  Avg: 24.5
 1. Warren, Maccabi .24.5 
 2. Burrows, Hap.Haifa23.2 
 3. Aska, Ironi R.22.5 
 4. Pointer, Ironi K-A22.4 
 5. Huertas, Hap.Haifa21.8 
 6. Livingston, Hapoel K.20.9 
 7. Relphorde, Hapoel M.20.7 
 8. Teel, Maccabi H/H20.7 
 9. Brown, Ironi R.20.2 
 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. Warren, Maccabi .10.9 
 4. Pointer, Ironi K-A10.7 
 5. Yates, Macc.Reh.10.5 
 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.8.7 
 3. Cohen, Hapoel K/S6.3 
 4. Lavie, Maccabi .6.2 
 5. Bet-Yosef, Ironi R.5.4 
 6. Hofman, Ironi N.4.7 
 7. Niv, Hap.Haifa4.7 
 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. Relphorde, Hapoel M.2.4 
 5. Warren, Maccabi .2.4 
 6. Pointer, Ironi K-A2.1 
 7. Asbury, Ramat H.2.0 
 8. Gil, Maccabi Raanana1.9 
 9. Burrows, Hap.Haifa1.9 
 10. Olasewere, Hap.R/G.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Sir''Dominic POINTER
  Ironi K-A
  (198-G/F-92)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Pointer, Ironi K-A2.6 
 2. Livingston, Hapoel K.2.2 
 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 


Best players of Israeli National League round 19 - by Eurobasket News

American Storm Warren (201-PF-88, agency: Octagon Europe) had a great game in the last round for Maccabi H/H and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com National League Player of the Week award for round 19.
The 28-year old power forward had a double-double of 35 points and twenty one rebounds, while his team beat Hap.R/G Givat. (#4, 12-7) 92-84. Maccabi H/H maintains the 8th position in Israeli National League. Maccabi H/H is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 10-9 record. Warren turned to be Maccabi H/H's top player in his first season with the team. Louisiana State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Warren is league's best scorer averaging so far 24.5ppg. Warren is in league's top in rebounds (3rd best: 10.9rpg) and averages solid 1.4bpg,2.4spg and 57.4% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 30-year old American Germain Jordan (198-C/F-86) of Galil Elion. Jordan impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 24 points and 18 rebounds. It was enough for Galil Elion to edge the higher-ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona (#5, 11-8) by 3 points 80-77. This victory allowed Galil Elion to move up to 11th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 8-11 record. Jordan is a newcomer at Galil Elion and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was American Rashad Madden (196-G-92) of Hap.R/G Givat. (#4). Madden showcased his all-around game by recording 21 points, six rebounds and four assists in the last round. Despite Madden's great performance Hap.R/G Givat. lost 84-92 to the lower-ranked Maccabi H/H (#8, 10-9). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Hap.R/G Givat. needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 12 victories and 7 lost games. Madden has a very solid season. In 19 games in Israel he scored 19.5ppg. He also has 6.3rpg, FGP: 58.8% and 3PT: 40.9%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Terrence Watson (200-F-87) of Hapoel K/S - 20 points and 10 rebounds
5. Denzel Livingston (193-G-93) of Hapoel K/S - 21 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Evan Yates (198-F-91) of Macc.Rehovot - 21 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Josh Hairston (203-C-92) of Maccabi Raanana - 22 points and 11 rebounds
8. Jaraun Burrows (203-F-85) of Hap.Haifa - 20 points and 10 rebounds
9. Vernon Teel (193-G-87) of Maccabi H/H - 18 points, 5 rebounds and 14 assists
10. Benny Gil) of Maccabi Raanana - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 11 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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  ITALY  


Olimpia Milano and Reggio Emilia through to Cup semifinals - by Eurobasket News

Olimpia Milano and Reggio Emilia advanced to the Italian Cup semifinals. Both teams escaped with two-point narrow wins for the ticket to the Final Four.
Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia overcame Betaland Capo d'Orlando 63-61 with a final 13-10 push in the last quarter. Pietro Aradori (194-SG-88) stepped up with 11 points and Riccardo Cervi (214-C-91) poured in 10. Dominique Archie (200-F-87, college: S.Carolina) answered with 14 points in the losing effort and Mario Delas (207-F/C-90) added 10.
EA7 Emporio Armani Milano won over Cantine Due Palme Brindisi 77-75. Jamel McLean (203-F-88, college: Xavier, agency: BeoBasket) top-scored for the winners with 14 points. Rakim Sanders (193-G/F-89, college: Fairfield) and Miroslav Raduljica (213-C-88) scored in double digits as well, with 12 and 10 points each, while Milan Macvan (206-PF-89) netted 11 and scored the decisive points at the end. Durand Scott (196-F/G-90, college: Miami, FL), Robert Carter (206-F-94, college: Maryland) and Amath M'Baye (206-F-89, college: Oklahoma) posted 15 each on a loss.



Barcellona signs Bogdan Milojevic - by Eurobasket News

Basket Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto (Serie B) signed 19-year old Serbian power forward Bogdan Milojevic (200-98). He started the season at Montegrano in the Serie B. But in 7 games he had just 1.4ppg and 1.1rpg this season. The last season Milojevic was tested by Poderosa Basket Montegranaro (Serie A2).
He has played previously for another Italian team Piacenza.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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JuveCaserta land Dardan Belisha - by Eurobasket News

Dardan Berisha (191-SG-88) is moving to Italy. The Polish guard has agreed on terms of contract with JuveCaserta. Dardan Berisha started the season with Polfarmex Kutno in Poland. He tallied 15.9 points, 2.9 boards and 2.8 assists per game in PLK. Last season Dardan Berisha played for Cibona and Sigal Prishtina. Dardan Berisha was named All-Kosovo League Player of the Year in 2013, 2014 and 2015. He was also trumped All-Balkan League Player of the Year in 2015.



Germani Brescia and Banco di Sardegna Sassari complete Semifinal Cup picture - by Eurobasket News

Leonessa Brescia and Sassari complete the Semifinal Cup picture in Italy. Banco di Sardegna Sassari grabbed a valuable 69-68 win against Sidigas Avellino. They trailed 9 points at the end of the first period, but managed to take a 39-38 halftime advantage after a 26-16 run in the second period. Rok Stipcevic (185-PG-86, agency: Alti Sport) made the decisive basket for Sassari in the final seconds to bring a narrow 1-point win. He ended up with 15 points, while Trevor Lacey (190-G-91, college: N.Carolina St.) poured in 14. Joe Ragland (182-PG-89, college: Wichita St.) and Adonis Thomas (198-F-93, college: Memphis) delivered 16 points each in a loss.
Germani Basket Brescia outscored Umana Reyer Venezia 76-68. Marcus Landry (201-F-85, college: Wisconsin) top-scored for the winners with 19 points, while Christian Burns (203-F-85, college: Philadelphia) netted 15. Jared Berggren (208-F/C-90, college: Wisconsin) scored 14 and Luca Vitali (201-PG-86) finished the game with 11. Michael Bramos (196-G/F-87, college: Miami, OH) was the only player with double digits for Venezia scoring 22 points.



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  JAPAN  

Standings - JBL

B Standings
Central
 1. Toshiba BT 31-5 
 2. Sanen 22-14 
 3. Niigata Albirex 18-18 
 4. Hitachi SR 16-18 
 5. Yokohama BC 14-22 
 6. Toyama Grouses 8-28 
East
 1. Tochigi Brex 27-7 
 2. Toyota Alvark 27-7 
 3. Chiba Jets 23-13 
 4. Hokkaido L. 11-26 
 5. Akita NH 9-27 
 6. Sendai 89ers 9-28 
West
 1. SeaHorses 27-8 
 2. Nagoya DD 21-15 
 3. Osaka Evessa 18-18 
 4. Kyoto Hannar. 18-18 
 5. Ryukyu GK 15-21 
 6. Shiga L-Stars 8-29 

Regular Season: Round 38

Feb. 17: SeaHorses - Hokkaido L. 89-72
Feb. 17: Sendai 89ers - Shiga L-Stars 75-102
Feb. 18: Sendai 89ers - Shiga L-Stars
Feb. 18: Akita NH - Yokohama BC
Feb. 18: Tochigi Brex - Sanen
Feb. 18: Toshiba BT - Osaka Evessa
Feb. 18: Niigata Albirex - Kyoto Hannar.
Feb. 18: Toyama Grouses - Toyota Alvark
Feb. 18: SeaHorses - Hokkaido L.
Feb. 18: Nagoya DD - Chiba Jets
Feb. 18: Ryukyu GK - Hitachi SR


Standings - BJ League

B Standings
Central
 1. Toyotsu FE 26-10 
 2. Nishinomiya S. 24-12 
 3. Tokyo Z 16-21 
 4. Tokyo Excel. 13-22 
 5. Bambitious Nara 13-23 
 6. Shinshu BW 10-27 
East
 1. Gunma 24-13 
 2. Fukushima 22-14 
 3. Yamagata 19-17 
 4. Aomori Watts 16-20 
 5. Cyberdyne IR 14-22 
 6. Iwate Big Bulls 9-27 
West
 1. Hiroshima D. 31-6 
 2. Shimane SM 29-6 
 3. Kumamoto V. 28-8 
 4. Ehime OV 16-20 
 5. Kagawa FA 10-26 
 6. Kagoshima 5-31 

Regular Season: Round 39

Feb. 17: Gunma - Hiroshima D. 75-86
Feb. 18: Cyberdyne IR - Toyotsu FE
Feb. 18: Gunma - Hiroshima D.
Feb. 18: Tokyo Z - Shimane SM
Feb. 18: Shinshu BW - Kumamoto V.
Feb. 18: Bambitious Nara - Kagoshima
Feb. 18: Kagawa FA - Fukushima
Feb. 18: Aomori Watts - Ehime OV
Feb. 18: Iwate Big Bulls - Nishinomiya S.
Feb. 18: Tokyo Excel. - Yamagata



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  KAZAKHSTAN  


Ivanov's 41-point game gives him Higher League (Second Stage) Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

22-year old center Vladimir Ivanov (203-C-94) had a great game in the last round for Okzetpes (they play in Places 5-10) and receives a Asia-basket.com Higher League Player of the Week award for round 4 (Second Stage).
He had the game-high 41 points adding nine rebounds and three assists for Okzetpes in his team's victory, helping them to outclass Irtysh (#9, 2-8) with 26-point margin 86-60. Okzetpes maintains the 7th position in Kazakhstan Higher League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier in Second Stage. Okzetpes will need more victories to improve their 6-4 record. In the team's last game Ivanov had a remarkable 76.5% from 2-point range. He turned to be Okzetpes' top player in his first season with the team. Ivanov has impressive league stats. He is league's best scorer averaging so far 26.7ppg and leads league in rebounds with 11.1rpg. Ivanov is in league's top in and averages solid 2.6spg and 59.5% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Ilyas Zhunussov (175-PG-98) of Barsy-2. He is a guard in his first season at Barsy-2. In the last game Zhunussov recorded impressive 29 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Bad luck as Barsy-2 was edged by slightly higher-ranked Bars (#5, 9-1) 89-86. Barsy-2 are still at the very bottom. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 7-3 record is not bad and everything may still change. Zhunussov is a newcomer at Barsy-2 and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Egor Biryulin (186-PG-86) of Tigers Ast. (#8). Biryulin got into 30-points club by scoring 39 points in the last round. Despite Biryulin's great performance Tigers Ast. lost 83-99 to Okzetpes (6-4). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Tigers Ast. needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 6 victories and 4 lost games. Biryulin has a great season in Kazakhstan. After 10 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 15.0ppg (9th best) and assists with 5.1apg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Vladimir Voeykov (184-G-89) of Bars - 33 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Askar Ahmetzhan (196-F-97) of Irtysh - 29 points and 2 rebounds
6. Samat Karbayev (194-F-89) of Okzetpes - 28 points and 11 rebounds
7. Roman Mineev (177-PG-98) of Okzetpes - 25 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Askar Maidekin (205-C-97) of Barsy-2 - 22 points and 10 rebounds
9. Vladislav Strikhan (196-F-99) of Okzetpes - 24 points and 10 rebounds
10. Ilya Koptelov (194-G/F-88) of Tigers Ast. - 27 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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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Tyler LARSON
  Barons Riga
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 15.9
 1. Larson, Barons Riga15.9 
 2. Jogela, Barons Riga15.3 
 3. Kaufmanis, Valmiera15.1 
 4. Griffin, Liepaja/.14.7 
 5. Blums, VEF Riga14.5 
 6. Gulbis, Ventspils14.5 
 7. Geks, Barons Riga14.5 
 8. Saage, Valka/Valga14.3 
 9. Laksa, Valmiera14.2 
 10. Pitts, Valmiera13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Davis ROZITIS
  Liepaja/.
  (215-C-90)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Rozitis, Liepaja/.8.4 
 2. Iljins, Jurmala8.0 
 3. Krestinin, Barons R.7.9 
 4. Montgomery, Liepaja/.7.3 
 5. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils7.2 
 6. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.7.1 
 7. Strelnieks, Jurmala7.0 
 8. Jonats, Valmiera7.0 
 9. Zakis, Ventspils6.9 
 10. Selakovs, Jekabpils6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.7.3 
 2. Jeromanovs, Jurma.6.6 
 3. Plavnieks, BK Ogre5.6 
 4. Sirsnins, Jekabpils5.6 
 5. Gaddy, VEF Riga5.5 
 6. Pitts, Valmiera5.2 
 7. Vitols, BK Ogre5.1 
 8. Larson, Barons Riga4.6 
 9. Saage, Valka/Valga4.6 
 10. Dargais, Barons R.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.2.4 
 2. Skele, VEF Riga2.2 
 3. Larson, Barons Riga1.9 
 4. Gaddy, VEF Riga1.8 
 5. Richard, VEF Riga1.8 
 6. Campbell, Ventspils1.7 
 7. Krestinin, Barons R.1.6 
 8. Saage, Valka/Valga1.6 
 9. Sirsnins, Jekabpils1.5 
 10. Grazulis, Ventspils1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Devonta POLLARD
  Liepaja/.
  (203-F-94)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Pollard, Liepaja/.1.4 
 2. Grazulis, Ventspils1.4 
 3. Rozitis, Barons Riga1.3 
 4. Mbodj, Ventspils1.1 
 5. Montgomery, Liepaja/.1.1 
 6. Mejeris, VEF Riga1.0 
 7. Zvigurs, Valka/Va.0.9 
 8. Iljins, Jurmala0.8 
 9. Niedra, BK Ogre0.8 


Standings - LBAL

LBL2 Standings
Places 1-12
 1. Turiba 17-0 
 2. Kekava 15-1 
 3. Jelgava 14-4 
 4. ViA 13-4 
 5. Marupe 9-8 
 6. RSU 9-8 
 7. Ogre/Kumho Tyre 8-8 
 8. Limbazi 5-12 
 9. RTU 4-13 
 10. Saldus 4-14 
 11. Gulbenes Buki 1-14 
 12. Livani 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. Madona 7-5 
 6. Valmiera/ORDO-2 6-5 
 7. Jekabpils II 3-10 
 8. Riga/Ridzene 1-10 
 9. BJBS Riga 0-10 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 13

Feb. 17: ViA - Livani 92-80
Feb. 17: RSU - Limbazi 85-83
Feb. 16: VEF skola - LU/BS Riga 76-92
Feb. 17: RTU - Jelgava 75-97
Feb. 17: Madona - Riga/Ridzene 114-73
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. Krumins, Jelgava22.8 
 3. Miezis, Kekava22.7 
 4. Kaufmanis, Valmier.22.7 
 5. Ginters, RSU22.0 
 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. Cavars, Kekava11.0 
 3. Dubults, ViA11.0 
 4. Mednis, Gulbenes Buki10.6 
 5. Vikentsyeu, VeA10.3 
 6. Gertners, DSN/.9.8 
 7. Metnieks, Marupe9.1 
 8. Krumins, Jelgava8.9 
 9. Ramanis, Valmier.8.7 
 10. Strelis, Livani8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Gatis JUSTOVICS
  Jelgava
  (184-G-87)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Justovics, Jelgava7.7 
 2. Buikis, Saldus7.6 
 3. Endzels, Turiba6.8 
 4. Kohanovs, ViA6.4 
 5. Bikovs, RTU5.8 
 6. Osins, Limbazi5.7 
 7. Zotovs, VEF skola5.5 
 8. Paze, Marupe5.4 
 9. Ikstens, RSU5.3 
 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, VeA2.8 
 4. Zotovs, VEF skola2.7 
 5. Bikovs, RTU2.7 
 6. Osins, Limbazi2.6 
 7. Kaufmanis, Valmier.2.5 
 8. Skripka, Madona2.4 
 9. Brants, Madona2.3 
 10. Klegeris, LU/BS R.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. Skute, Madona1.3 
 4. Engers, ViA1.2 
 5. Metnieks, Marupe1.2 
 6. Gertners, DSN/.1.1 
 7. Jurjans, RSU1.0 
 8. Indrikovs, Ogre/Kum.1.0 
 9. Viksna, Livani0.9 
 10. Railans, Valmier.0.9 


Latvian LBL2 round 12 (Second Stage) best performance: Elvis Endzels - by Eurobasket News

Point guard Elvis Endzels (188-PG-94) put on an amazing game in the last round for Turiba (they play in Places 1-1), receiving a Eurobasket.com LBL2 Player of the Week award for round 12 (Second Stage).
The 22-year old player got a double-double of 24 points and 17 assists, while his team crushed ViA (#4, 12-4) with 18-point margin 94-76. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Turiba to consolidate first place in the Latvian LBL2. They maintain a perfect record without any lost game in the league. It's already very far into the season and Turiba keeps a perfect 17-0 record. In the team's last game Endzels had a remarkable 53.8% from 2-point range and got three three-pointers out of 6 attempts. It's his second year at Turiba and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Elvis Endzels has solid league stats. He is in league's top in assists (4th best: 6.3apg) and averages impressive 63.6% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 24-year old Ronalds Elksnis (203-C-92) of Jelgava. Elksnis had a very good evening with a double-double of 24 points and 10 rebounds. Of course he led Jelgava to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Livani (#11, 1-13) 96-76. This victory allowed Jelgava to move up to 3rd position in the standings. His team's 13-4 record is not bad at all. Elksnis is a newcomer at Jelgava, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was guard Nikolajs Zotovs (182-PG-98) of VEF skola (#15). Zotovs scored 28 points and passed seven assists. He was a key player of VEF skola, leading his team to a 98-71 easy win against the lower-ranked Jekabpils II (#19, 3-10). VEF skola needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 8 victories and 5 lost games. Zotovs has a great season in Latvia. After 15 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.5ppg (8th best) and assists with 5.5apg (7th best). He also has 2.7spg and FGP: 53.2%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Oskars Hlebovickis (197-G) of VEF skola - 24 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Niks Saknitis (203-F-92) of Kekava - 23 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Davids Ozolins (201-C-98) of LU/BS Riga - 22 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Sandis Bets (194-G-92) of Ogre/Kumho Tyre - 24 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Davis Klegeris (184-G-97) of LU/BS Riga - 28 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Roberts Mednis (205-C-89) of Gulbenes Buki - 17 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Maris Baranovskis (198-C-79) of Gulbenes Buki - 30 points and 15 rebounds

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



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Standings - 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 5-7 
 7. Sagesse 4-8 
 8. Champville 4-8 
 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 116-106

Regular Season: Round 13

Feb. 19: Mayrouba - Hoops
Feb. 19: Sagesse - Homenetmen
Feb. 19: Byblos - Al Riyadi
Feb. 19: Tadamon - Louaize
Feb. 19: Moutahed - Champville


Steven Roundtree signs at Byblos - by Eurobasket News

Byblos Sporting Club (Pepsi LBL) landed American forward Steven Roundtree (206-93kg). He just graduated from William Penn (NAIA). In 35 games he averaged impressive 16.1ppg, 9.3rpg and 2.4apg last season. Roundtree helped them to win HAAC Tournament and they also made it to the NAIA D1 Elite Eight. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded All-HAAC Newcomer of the Year, selected to All-HAAC 1st Team and selected to All-NAIA D1 3rd Team.
So his pro career will start in Lebanon.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Pepsi LBL Round 12: Homenetmen defeat Al Moutahed in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

An interesting game for Homenetmen (11-1) which hosted in Beirut 4th ranked Al Moutahed (6-6). First ranked Homenetmen managed to get a 14-point victory 86-72. Al Moutahed was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Homenetmen looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a good game for American forward Dewayne Jackson (203-90, college: Morgan St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) who led his team to a victory with 27 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals. The former international swingman Fadi El-Khatib (198-79) contributed with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Homenetmen's coach Joe Nebhan used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Dewarick Spencer (192-82, college: Arkansas St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) replied with 24 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for Al Moutahed. Homenetmen have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 11-1 record. Al Moutahed at the other side keeps the fourth place with six games lost. They share the position with Louaize. Homenetmen's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Beirut to the arena Sagesse.
An interesting game for Al Riyadi (9-3) which hosted in Beirut one of their biggest challengers Louaize (6-6). Third ranked Al Riyadi had an easy win 118-69. Worth to mention a great performance of Nigerian power forward Alade Aminu (210-87, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 6 rebounds (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field) and Mohamad Haidar who added 19 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) during the contest. The best for the losing side was American Travis McKie (201-92, college: Wake Forest, agency: Diamond Sports) with 18 points and 6 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. Al Riyadi have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains third position with 9-3 record having just two points less than leader Homenetmen. Louaize at the other side keeps the fourth place with six games lost. They share the position with Moutahed. Al Riyadi will play against league's second-placed Byblos on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Louaize's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Zouk to the arena Tadamon.
Bottom-ranked Hoops Club managed to get a second victory, breaking the two-game losing streak on Sunday night. This time they won against seventh-ranked Sagesse in Beirut 93-88. The winners were led by Omar Thomas who had that evening a double-double by scoring 27 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists. Even 34 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 4 assists by Terrell Stoglin did not help to save the game for Sagesse. Sagesse's coach Fuad Abou Chakra rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Hoops Club maintains tenth position with 2-10 record. Loser Sagesse keeps the seventh place with eight games lost. They share the position with Champville. Hoops Club will meet higher ranked Mayrouba (#9) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Sagesse's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Beirut Homenetmen.
The game in Dik El Mehdi was also worth to mention about. 6th ranked Tadamon (5-7) played at the court of eighth ranked Champville (4-8). Champville defeated Tadamon 116-106. American players dominated the game. The best player for the winners was Darian Townes who had a double-double by scoring 27 points, 17 rebounds and 4 blocks. Champville moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Sagesse. Tadamon at the other side keeps the sixth position with seven games lost. Champville's next round opponent will be higher ranked Al Moutahed (#5) in Tripoli and it may be quite challenging game.

In the last game of round 12 Mayrouba was beaten by Byblos on the road 96-81.
The most impressive performance of 12th round was 20 points and 14 rebounds by Vladan Vukosavljevic of Hoops.

Byblos - Mayrouba 96-81

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Byblos (10-2) beat at home 9th ranked Mayrouba (3-9) 96-81. Byblos forced 21 Mayrouba turnovers and outrebounded them 49-35 including a 21-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. The best player for the winners was Nigerian forward Ndudi Ebi (206-84) who had a double-double by scoring 42 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds. The former international Jasmon Youngblood (195-84, college: Kent St.) chipped in 24 points and 6 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Emmanuel Jones (200-85, college: UTRGV) who recorded a double-double by scoring 30 points and 11 rebounds and Venezuelan point guard Calvin Cage (183-84, college: Buffalo) added 24 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists respectively. Byblos have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 10-2 record behind leader Homenetmen. Mayrouba lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with nine games lost. Byblos' next round opponent will be Al Riyadi (#3) in Beirut, which may be the game of the day. Mayrouba will play at home against Hoops Club (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Byblos: N.Ebi 42+16reb+2ast, J.Youngblood 24+6reb+2ast, S.Roundtree 15+6reb+2ast, A.Mahmoud 6+6reb+6ast, A.Kanaan 4+6reb+3ast, T.Ammoury 4+6reb+6ast
Mayrouba: E.Jones 30+11reb+3ast, C.Cage 24+6reb+7ast, R.Upshaw 17+10reb+1ast, F.Anaty 8+2reb+3ast, T.Ammar 2+3reb+1ast, M.Dib 0
gschID: 522135


Champville - Tadamon 116-106

The game in Dik El Mehdi was also worth to mention about. 6th ranked Tadamon (5-7) played at the court of eighth ranked Champville (4-8). Champville defeated Tadamon 116-106. The game was mostly controlled by Champville. Tadamon was better in second period 32-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 27-of-31 charity shots (87.1 percent) during the game. Champville players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by Tadamon helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American players dominated the game. The best player for the winners was power forward Darian Townes (208-84) who had a double-double by scoring 27 points, 17 rebounds and 4 blocks. Point guard Patrick Rembert (185-89, college: Cal-Irvine) chipped in 30 points and 9 assists (went 14 for 14 at the free throw line !!!). At the other side the best for losing team was forward Maurice Kemp (203-91, college: E.Carolina, agency: Duran International) who recorded 32 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Earvin Morris (196-94, college: UTEP) added 29 points and 7 assists respectively. Five Champville and four Tadamon players scored in double figures. Champville moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Sagesse. Tadamon at the other side keeps the sixth position with seven games lost. Champville's next round opponent will be higher ranked Al Moutahed (#5) in Tripoli and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Champville: P.Rembert 30+2reb+9ast, D.Townes 27+17reb+3ast, B.Thomas 22+8reb+4ast, B.Bawji 19+11reb+7ast, J.Assi 12+2reb, A.Farhat 4+1reb+1ast
Tadamon: M.Kemp 32+9reb+5ast, E.Morris 29+1reb+7ast, A.Fakhreddine 17+4reb, M.Rhett 16+8reb+6ast, J.Khalil 8+2reb+10ast, B.Tabbara 4+7reb+3ast
gschID: 522132


Homenetmen - Moutahed 86-72

An interesting game for Homenetmen (11-1) which hosted in Beirut 4th ranked Al Moutahed (6-6). First ranked Homenetmen managed to get a 14-point victory 86-72. Al Moutahed was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Homenetmen looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a good game for American forward Dewayne Jackson (203-90, college: Morgan St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) who led his team to a victory with 27 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals. The former international swingman Fadi El-Khatib (198-79) contributed with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Homenetmen players scored in double figures. Homenetmen's coach Joe Nebhan used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Dewarick Spencer (192-82, college: Arkansas St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) replied with 24 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and the former international swingman Elias Rustom (197-87) added 9 points and 9 assists in the effort for Al Moutahed. Homenetmen have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 11-1 record. Al Moutahed at the other side keeps the fourth place with six games lost. They share the position with Louaize. Homenetmen's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Beirut to the arena Sagesse.
Top scorers:
Homenetmen: D.Jackson 27+8reb+5ast, F.El Khatib 17+7reb+4ast, K.Galloway 14+5reb+8ast, E.Chamoun 10+2reb, K.Mechref 7+2reb+2ast, A.Majok 6+13reb+2ast
Moutahed: D.Spencer 24+6reb+5ast, O.El Ayoubi 14+1reb+2ast, R.Curry 12+4reb+3ast, E.Rustom 9+4reb+9ast, M.Ziadeh 9+4reb, C.Tabet 4+16reb+1ast
gschID: 522134


Hoops - Sagesse 93-88

Bottom-ranked Hoops Club managed to get a second victory, breaking the two-game losing streak on Sunday night. This time they won against seventh-ranked Sagesse in Beirut 93-88. Hoops Club had a 36-23 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The winners were led by American forward Omar Thomas (196-82, college: UTEP) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 27 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists and Serbian power forward Vladan Vukosavljevic (206-84, agency: BeoBasket) supported him with 20 points and 14 rebounds. Five Hoops Club players scored in double figures. Even 34 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 4 assists by American guard Terrell Stoglin (185-91, college: Maryland) did not help to save the game for Sagesse. Nigerian-American guard Michael Efevberha (193-84, college: CS Northridge) added 31 points and 5 rebounds. Sagesse's coach Fuad Abou Chakra rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Hoops Club maintains tenth position with 2-10 record. Loser Sagesse keeps the seventh place with eight games lost. They share the position with Champville. Hoops Club will meet higher ranked Mayrouba (#9) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Sagesse's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Beirut Homenetmen.
Top scorers:
Hoops: O.Thomas 27+13reb+6ast, V.Vukosavljevic 20+14reb+3ast, I.Kaissy 17+1reb, A.Haymon 15+11reb+1ast, A.Mezher 14+5reb+12ast, H.Abdallah 0+1reb+1ast
Sagesse: T.Stoglin 34+5reb+4ast, M.Efevberha 31+5reb+3ast, T.O'Brien 13+11reb+1ast, P.Bou Abboud 8+7reb+1ast, G.Yves-Daaboul 2+2reb, J.Ghattas 0+1reb
gschID: 522136


Al Riyadi - Louaize 118-69

An interesting game for Al Riyadi (9-3) which hosted in Beirut one of their biggest challengers Louaize (6-6). Third ranked Al Riyadi had an easy win 118-69. The game without a history. Al Riyadi led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Louaize's 38. Al Riyadi forced 20 Louaize turnovers and had a 32-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 41 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Louaize's players. Worth to mention a great performance of Nigerian power forward Alade Aminu (210-87, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 6 rebounds (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field) and the former international forward Mohamad Haidar (201-90, college: Michigan Tech) who added 19 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) during the contest. Five Al Riyadi players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American Travis McKie (201-92, college: Wake Forest, agency: Diamond Sports) with 18 points and 6 rebounds and his fellow American import center Wendell Lewis (208-89, college: Alabama St., agency: HMS) scored 18 points and 5 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Al Riyadi have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains third position with 9-3 record having just two points less than leader Homenetmen. Louaize at the other side keeps the fourth place with six games lost. They share the position with Moutahed. Al Riyadi will play against league's second-placed Byblos on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Louaize's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Zouk to the arena Tadamon.
Top scorers:
Al Riyadi: A.Aminu 23+6reb+2ast, M.Haidar 19+7reb+2ast, B.Cvetkovic 17+2reb+7ast, K.Brown 13+4reb+4ast, A.Ismail 12+6reb+6ast, W.Arakji 11+3reb+9ast
Louaize: W.Lewis 18+5reb+1ast, T.McKie 18+6reb+1ast, E.Stephan 17+3reb+3ast, M.Martinez 7+2reb+6ast, J.Salem 4+3reb, M.Kallas 3
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  LITHUANIA  

Standings - NKL

NKL Standings
Places 1-7
 1. Suduva-Mantinga 28-7 
 2. Nafta-Uni. 25-11 
 3. Telsiai 22-14 
 4. Rasai 21-14 
 5. Perlas-MRU 20-15 
 6. Silute 18-17 
 7. Vytis 18-18 
Places 8-14
 1. Zalgiris II 20-15 
 2. Palanga 17-19 
 3. Delikatesas 15-21 
 4. KTU 13-22 
 5. Mazeikiai 13-22 
 6. Ezerunas-Karys 10-25 
 7. Petrochema 8-28 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 11

Feb. 17: Vytis - Suduva-Mantinga 87-75
Feb. 16: Rasai - Telsiai 85-79
Feb. 17: KTU - Delikatesas 80-87
Feb. 17: Perlas-MRU - Nafta-Uni. 70-53
Feb. 17: Mazeikiai - Palanga 67-81
Feb. 17: Petrochema - Zalgiris II 67-77

Second Stage: Round 12

Feb. 18: Palanga - KTU
Feb. 18: Mazeikiai - Zalgiris II
Feb. 18: Ezerunas-Karys - Petrochema
Feb. 18: Nafta-Uni. - Rasai
Feb. 18: Suduva-Mantinga - Perlas-MRU
Feb. 18: Vytis - Silute


CAB Madeira signs Deividas Kumelis, ex Nevezis - by Eurobasket News

CAB Madeira (LPB) signed 22-year old Lithuanian shooting guard Deividas Kumelis (188-80kg-95). He started the season at Nevezis in Lithuanian LKL league. But in 22 games he had just 1.7ppg and 1.2apg this season. Kumelis also played 12 games in Baltic League where he recorded 3.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.2apg and 1.0spg. He ended the last season at Mazeikiai (NKL) in Lithuanian league. In 16 games he averaged 8.3ppg, 3.1rpg and 3.7apg. But the most of that year Kumelis spent at Silute (NKL) in Lithuanian league. In 26 games he got 11.0ppg, 3.6rpg, 5.1apg and 1.0spg.
He represented Lithuania at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 1.0ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.4apg.
Kumelis has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like Oro navigacija, Ezerunas-Karys and S.Marciulionio.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  LUXEMBOURG  

Standings - Nationale 2

N2 Standings
 1. T.Hesperange 10-9 
 2. Grengewald 8-11 
 3. Black Star 7-12 
 4. Soleuvre 6-13 
 5. BBC Nitia 5-14 
 6. Preizerdaul 0-19 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 1

Feb. 12: Soleuvre - Grengewald 96-81
Feb. 16: T.Hesperange - Black Star 89-76
Feb. 12: BBC Nitia - Preizerdaul 89-60

Second Stage: Round 2

Feb. 24: Preizerdaul - T.Hesperange
Feb. 25: Black Star - Soleuvre
Feb. 25: Grengewald - BBC Nitia


N2 Round 1 of Second Stage - by Eurobasket News

The Second Stage in N2 just started.

The game in Belvaux was quite interesting. Grengewald (8-11) played at the court of Soleuvre (6-13). Soleuvre defeated Grengewald 96-81 on Sunday. Soleuvre are looking forward to face Black Star (#7) in Mersch in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Grengewald will play at home against BBC Nitia and is hoping to win this game.
The game between T.Hesperange (10-9) and Black Star (7-12) in Hesperange ended with biggest points difference. T.Hesperange beat guests from Mersch 89-76. T.Hesperange will play against Preizerdaul (#10) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Black Star will play against Soleuvre and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 1 winless Preizerdaul was smashed by BBC Nitia on the road 89-60.

T.Hesperange - Black Star 89-76

The game between T.Hesperange (10-9) and Black Star (7-12) in Hesperange ended with biggest points difference. T.Hesperange beat guests from Mersch 89-76. T.Hesperange will play against Preizerdaul (#10) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Black Star will play against Soleuvre and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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Soleuvre - Grengewald 96-81

The game in Belvaux was quite interesting. Grengewald (8-11) played at the court of Soleuvre (6-13). Soleuvre defeated Grengewald 96-81 on Sunday. Soleuvre are looking forward to face Black Star (#7) in Mersch in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Grengewald will play at home against BBC Nitia and is hoping to win this game.
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BBC Nitia - Preizerdaul 89-60

The game between closely ranked teams ended with BBC Nitia's (5-14) home victory over Preizerdaul (0-19) in Bettembourg 89-60. BBC Nitia will play against Grengewald (#6) in Niederanven in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Preizerdaul will play at home against T.Hesperange (#5) to get more than just one victory in their record.
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  MALI  


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

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

Amara Sy
Amara Sy
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced former international forward Amara Sy (202-81, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in France). He contributed to Monaco's victory against the 16th-ranked Olympique Antibes (6-13) 91-84 in the French ProA in Friday night's game. Sy recorded 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 18 minutes on the court. AS Monaco Basket (17-2) is placed first in the ProA. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. This year Sy averages: 7.7ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.3apg, 3FGP: 16.7% and FT: 73.2% in 19 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Mali and French. Sy played for the Mali senior national team six years ago.

Sourata Cisse
Sourata Cisse
   #2. Second place goes to former international swingman Sourata Cisse (196-86, currently plays in France). Cisse led Orchesien BC to a 2-point victory against the closely-ranked ALS Basket (11-12) 86-84 in the French NM1 (third division) in Saturday night's game. He scored 15 points. BC Orchies (14-9) is placed sixth in the NM1. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Cisse has relatively good stats this season: 13.2ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.6apg, 2FGP: 51.5%, 3FGP: 43.2% and FT: 73.4%. He is another player who holds two passports: Mali and French. Despite Cisse played previously for the French U20 national team, he played also for the Mali national team in 2015.

Sagaba Konate
Sagaba Konate
   #3. The Mali player who performed third best last week abroad was former U18 international forward Sagaba Konate (203-97, currently plays college basketball in the States). Konate contributed to an easy victory against the Kansas State University (8-5) 85-66 in the NCAA last Saturday. He recorded 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in only 13 minutes. The West Virginia University has a solid 8-5 conference record this season. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. This year Konate's overall stats are: 4.6ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.5bpg, 2FGP: 55.2%(48-87) and FT: 62.2% in 26 games. He played for the Mali U18 national team three years ago.

Sambou Traore
Sambou Traore
   #4. Power forward Sambou Traore (198-79, currently plays in France) managed to help Chorale de Roanne Basket to win against the 15th-ranked ALM Evreux (8-10) crushing them 95-65 in the French ProB (second division) on Friday night. Traore scored only 2 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Chorale de Roanne Basket (9-9) is placed seventh in the ProB. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Traore's total stats this season are: 1.0ppg and 2.0rpg. He has both Mali and French nationalities. Traore used to play for the Mali national team back in 2015.

Mohamed Bah
Mohamed Bah
   #5. Former international forward Mohamed Bah (206, currently studies in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the College of William & Mary (8-10) 79-61 in the NCAA in Thursday night's game. He scored 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in only 10 minutes. The Drexel University has not so impressive 3-11 conference record this season. There are only three games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Bah's fourth year with the team. This season Bah's total stats are: 3.1ppg and 2.6rpg in 19 games. He used to play for the Mali national team two years ago.

Cheick Soumaoro
Cheick Soumaoro
   #6. Power forward Cheick Soumaoro (204-90, currently plays in France) was the major contributor in a SAP Vaucluse's victory against the closely-ranked UB Chartres (10-13) 90-72 in the French NM1 (third division) last Saturday. Soumaoro scored 11 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Sorgues-Avignon-Le Pontet Vaucluse (10-13) is placed 15th in the NM1. Soumaoro has averaged so far 9.8ppg and 6.6rpg. He is a former international player as he played for the Mali senior team six years ago.

Drissa Ballo
Drissa Ballo
   #7. Former international center Drissa Ballo (208-95, currently plays in France) contributed to Aix-Maurienne's surprising victory against the second-ranked JL Bourg (13-5) 91-82 in the French ProB (second division) on Friday night. He scored only 2 points. Aix-Maurienne Savoie Basket (8-10) is placed 13th in the ProB. It's Ballo's first season with the team. Ballo has averaged so far 5.7ppg and 4.1rpg. He used to play for the Mali national team two years ago.

Ludovic Chelle
Ludovic Chelle
   #8. Point guard Ludovic Chelle (183-83, currently plays in France) contributed to an easy victory against the ninth-ranked Saint Vallier (11-12) crushing them 96-75 in the French NM1 (third division) in Saturday night's game. Chelle scored 6 points and added 5 assists in 27 minutes. Caen Basket Calvados (17-6) is placed third in the NM1. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. Chelle has averaged so far 9.2ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.2apg in 22 games. Despite he played previously for the French U20 national team, Chelle is currently in the Mali national team roster.

Ibrahim Saounera
Ibrahim Saounera
   #9. Former international point guard Ibrahim Saounera (179-87, currently plays in France) contributed to a Vendee Challans' shocking victory against the fifth-ranked GET Vosges (14-9) 62-56 in the French NM1 (third division) on Saturday night. Saounera scored only 2 points in 23 minutes. Vendee Challans Basket (10-13) is placed 14th in the NM1. This year Saounera has relatively solid stats: 11.7ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.5apg and 1.4spg in 23 games. He used to play for the Mali national team two years ago.

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

   #1. Bandja Sy (204-F-90, agency: BeoBasket, college: N.Mexico St., currently plays in France). He could not help ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (10-9) to beat Gravelines-Dunkerque (11-8). Sy recorded 7 points (made all of his five free throws). ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket was edged 82-81 on the road by the higher-ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque (#5). Sy's overall stats this season are: 7.1ppg and 3.7rpg. He has a dual citizenship: Mali and French.

   #2. Nianta Diarra (205-F/C-93, currently plays in France) was not able to help Olympique Antibes in their game against Monaco (17-2) in the French ProA. Diarra recorded only 4 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 12 minutes. Olympique Antibes lost 84-91 on the opponent's court to the leading Monaco. This year Diarra's overall stats are: 2.4ppg and 3.1rpg in 19 games he played so far. He is another player who holds two passports: Mali and French.

   #3. Cheickna Dembele (211-F-96, currently plays college basketball in the States) was not able to secure a victory for the UNLV (3-10) in their game against the San Jose State University (5-7) in the NCAA. Dembele recorded only 4 points in 14 minutes. The UNLV were edged 76-74 in San Jose by the State University. Dembele has averaged so far 4.0ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.3bpg in 22 games.

   #4. Bakary Konate (211-C-93, currently studies in the States) managed to help University of Minnesota to win against the Rutgers, The State University (3-8) 72-63 in the NCAA in Saturday night's game. He recorded only 3 points. The University of Minnesota has 6-6 conference record this season. Konate has averaged so far 2.0ppg and 3.0rpg.

   #5. Ousmane Ba (211-F-92, currently plays in NCAA2) contributed to a 2-point Saint Mary's (TX) University's victory against the St.Edward's University 86-84 in the NCAA2 last Saturday. He scored only 3 points in 7 minutes on the court. The Saint Mary's (TX) University has 7-7 record this season. There are only four games left until the end of the NCAA2 Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Ba's first year with the team. Ba has averaged so far 1.4ppg and 1.5rpg in 21 games.

   #6. Ibrahima Sidibe (180-PG-95, currently plays in France) couldn't help GET Vosges in their game against Vendee Challans in the French NM1 (third division). He scored 5 points. His team was defeated 62-56. Sidibe has averaged so far 9.4ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg. He has both Mali and French nationalities.

   #7. Kassoum Yakwe (201-F, is currently at the American university) couldn't help the St.John's in their game against the Butler University in the NCAA. Yakwe scored 6 points. His team was crushed by 24 points 110-86. Yakwe has averaged so far 4.1ppg, 3.4rpg and 2.2bpg.



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  MBL  


Baker scores 53 but Lolar steals the spotlight in Rangers win - by Eurobasket News

During the preview leading up to this game it was stated that the battle would come down to Steve Baker (6'2''-G-90, college: Green Bay) and Lolar and thats exactly what happend on Saturday. The Rangers pretty much controlled the game starting off as it looked as if Wisconsin couldnt find the inside of the basket but once they got rolling it was a close contest throughout with Steven Steve Baker setting the tempo for the red hot Game Changers. At one point in the 4th period the Game Changers were leading 106-101 with 4:13 remaining but the Rangers was just not having it as they went on a small run. During the final seconds it looked as if we were headed into overtime but out of nowhere Damien Lolar (6'5''-F-84, college: W.Texas A&M) hit a desperation shot to give the Rangers the victory 121-118.
Box Score
Game Changers
#4 Steven Steve Baker 53pts 10reb 10assist 5steals
#32 Deitric Gray 6pts 6reb
#40 David Bergfeld 15pts 5reb
#0 Cornelius Steele 6pts 15reb 1stl
#3 Marcus Ruh 16pts 6reb 6assist
#30 Chandler Janse 0pts 8reb
#6 James Devault 16pts 8reb
#10 Deandre Quinn 0pts 1blk
#17 Arthur Clark Jr 6pts 8reb

Rangers
#14 Roc Rogers 11pts 13reb 2stl
#41 Dominique Dawson 12pts 8reb 1assist
#23 Quinton Jackson 3pts 4reb 3assist 1stl
#25 Demetrius Williams 16pts 6reb 6assist 3stl
#30 Tim Lott 7pts 6reb 2assist 2stl
#5 David Hicks 4pts 5reb 2assist 1stl
#8 A.J Wilson 12pts 4reb
#34 Latrell Love 17pts 4reb 1assist 2blks
#21 Shane Bosek 16pts 5reb 2assist
#11 B.J. Moore 0pts 1steal
#32 Damien Lolar 19pts 4reb 9assist 3stl
#3 Kenny Bass 4pts 4reb 1assist.
Courtesy of: officialmbl.org



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  MEXICO  


Gustavo Ayon selected the top Mexican playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Gustavo Ayon
Gustavo Ayon
   #1. This week's number one is an international power forward Gustavo Ayon (207-85, college: San Jose St., currently plays in Euroleague). He led his Spanish team Real Madrid to a victory against the 14th-ranked Unics Kazan (7-15) 81-77 in the Euroleague in Thursday night's game. Ayon recorded 12 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 23 minutes on the court. Real Madrid (17-5) is placed first in group A. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. This year Ayon averages: 9.9ppg, 5.1rpg, 2.4apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 69.5%(98-141) and FT: 46.7% in 22 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Mexican senior national team.

Francisco Cruz
Francisco Cruz
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Francisco Cruz (190-89, college: Wyoming, currently plays in Spain). Cruz could not help one of league's weakest teams Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (9-11) to beat RETAbet BB (9-10). He scored 7 points. Baloncesto Fuenlabrada was defeated 82-76 on the road by the higher-ranked RETAbet BB (#9). Cruz's overall stats this season are: 9.7ppg, 1.4rpg, 2.1apg, 2FGP: 58.3%(56-96), 3FGP: 31.6% and FT: 81.8%. Ex-Fuerza Guinda Nogales player is in the roster of the Mexican senior national team.

Mauricio Cheda
Mauricio Cheda
   #3. The Mexican player who performed third best last week abroad was former University international forward Mauricio Cheda (198-90, college: UTEP, currently plays in Spain). He contributed to Cambados' victory against the closely-ranked Sammic ISB (14-6) 79-70 in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) in Saturday night's game. Cheda scored 7 points. Xuven Cambados (13-7) is placed fifth in the LEB Silver. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. It's Cheda's first season with the team. His overall stats this year are: 3.4ppg, 1.1rpg and FT: 55.6%. Cheda played for the Mexican university national team four years ago.

Ivan Venegas
Ivan Venegas
   #4. Forward Ivan Venegas (203-97, currently plays college basketball in the States) managed to help The Univ.of Texas at El Paso to win against the University of Southern Mississippi (8-5) crushing them 80-50 in the NCAA on Saturday night. He recorded only 2 points. The The Univ.of Texas at El Paso has 7-5 conference record this season. This year Venegas averages just 0.6ppg. He used to play for the Mexican U18 national team back in 2014.

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

   #1. Kelvin Jones (211-C-97, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the University of Southern Mississippi (8-5) crushing them 80-50 in the NCAA on Saturday night. He recorded 6 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocks in 17 minutes. The The Univ.of Texas at El Paso has 7-5 conference record this season. This year Jones' overall stats are: 3.3ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.1bpg in 23 games he played so far.

   #2. Ray Barreno (208-C-94, currently studies in the States), who plays in the NCAA could not help the one of league's weakest teams one of league's weakest teams Portland (2-12) to beat the Loyola Marymount University (6-8). He recorded 6 points in only 9 minutes. The Portland lost 60-66 at home to the Loyola Marymount University. There are only three games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This year Barreno's overall stats are: 3.3ppg and 4.6rpg in 20 games.

   #3. James Anacreon (201-F-90, college: Valdosta St., currently plays in Spain) was not able to help Albacete in their game against L'Hospitalet (8-12) in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division). Anacreon scored 5 points in 11 minutes. Albacete lost 58-66 on their home court in Albacete to the higher-ranked (#12) L'Hospitalet. It was Albacete's fifth consecutive loss in a row. This year Anacreon's overall stats are: 7.6ppg and 3.9rpg in eight games. He is a naturalized American. Anacreon used to play for Gigantes Edomex Toluca in Mexican league.

   #4. Miguel Martinez (201-F, currently plays in NAIA) managed to help John Brown University to win against the Mid-America Christian University 74-70 in the NAIA last Saturday. He scored only 3 points. The John Brown University has 7-8 record this season. There are only three games left until the end of the NAIA Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Martinez's overall stats this season are: 3.2ppg and 3.4rpg.

Other top Mexican players, who play abroad:

Paul Stoll (180-PG-85) plays for Unics Kazan in Russian VTB
Jorge Gutierrez (190-G-88) plays for Trabzonspor in Turkish BSL
Orlando Mendez-Valdez (183-PG-86) plays for Maccabi Haifa in Israeli Winner League
Joseph Hutchingson Mejia (196-G/F-87) plays for Georgia Vipers in the UBA
Ivan Alvarez (189-F-82) plays for Independ. Oliva in Argentinian TFB
Diego Willis (192-PG-99) plays for Canarias Basketball Academy in Spanish 1 Div.
Johnatan Reyes (179-PG) plays for Clark in the
John Garcia (G) plays for Laredo Swarm in the ABA



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  MOLDOVA  


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

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

Alexander Skutyelnik
Alexander Skutyelnik
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced former international guard Alexander Skutyelnik (192-77, currently plays in Ukraine). He contributed to Azovmash's victory against the third-ranked Dnipro-2 (10-12) 73-60 in the Ukrainian Higher League (second division) in Saturday night's game. Skutyelnik scored 7 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 28 minutes on the court. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in Group 1. Azovmash Mariupol (14-2) is placed first. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Skutyelnik's 16th season with the team. This year he averages: 5.7ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.5apg, 2FGP: 48.3%, 3FGP: 19.2% and FT: 76.2% in 13 games he played so far. Skutyelnik has a dual citizenship: Moldovan and Ukrainian. He played for the Moldovan senior national team seven years ago.

Evgeni Scripcaru
Evgeni Scripcaru
   #2. Second place goes to former international forward Evgeni Scripcaru (195-83, currently plays in Czech Republic). Scripcaru was the major contributor in a 2-point Olomouc Bbal's victory against the fourth-ranked Novy Jicin (6-12) 71-69 in the Czech Republic 1Liga (second division) last Sunday. He scored 14 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 30 minutes. Basketbal Olomouc (2-2) is placed sixth in Places 7-12 group. Scripcaru has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.8ppg, 6.2rpg, 2.3apg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 53.4%, 3FGP: 35.7% and FT: 70.6% in 13 games. Scripcaru played for the Moldovan national team in 2010.

Vladislav Solopa
Vladislav Solopa
   #3. The Moldovan player who performed third best last week abroad was former U18 international power forward Vladislav Solopa (202-95, currently plays in Romania). He managed to help SCM CSU Craiova to win against the closely-ranked Targu Mures (9-10) 91-72 in the Romanian Liga Nationala on Saturday night. Solopa scored 5 points and added 3 assists. SCM CSU Craiova (5-14) is placed second from the bottom (#10) in the Liga Nationala. They ended the series of six consecutive loses. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial. Solopa's overall stats this season are: 3.1ppg, 2.4rpg, 2FGP: 65.0%(13-20), 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 62.5%. He is another player who holds two passports: Belarusian and Moldovan. Former BK Auto-Red Ribnita starter played for the Moldovan U18 national team four years ago.

Alexei Andrus
Alexei Andrus
   #4. Swingman Alexei Andrus (195-79, currently plays in Germany) led Zwickau to a victory over the sixth-ranked Oberhaching (9-10) 93-83 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) in Saturday night's game. Andrus was MVP of the game. He scored 20 points and grabbed 8 rebounds (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line) in 29 minutes. GGZ Baskets Zwickau (7-12) is placed 11th in South-East group. Andrus is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Zwickau's roster. Andrus has relatively good stats this season: 11.7ppg, 4.8rpg and 2.1apg in 19 games. He has both Romanian and Moldovan nationalities. Andrus used to play for the Moldovan national team back in 2012.

Emil Ostafiiciuc
Emil Ostafiiciuc
   #5. International center Emil Ostafiiciuc (208-94, currently plays in NCAA2). He could not help the William Jewell College (3-11) to beat the Truman State University. Ostafiiciuc scored 8 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and made 4 blocks. The William Jewell College was defeated 92-86 on the road by the Truman State University. There are only two games left until the end of the NCAA2 Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Ostafiiciuc's overall stats this season are: 9.4ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.1bpg. He plays currently for the Moldovan national team.

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

   #1. Andrii Kalnichenko (201-SF-86, currently plays in Ukraine) led Cherkasy to a victory against the closely-ranked Zaporizhya (9-13) 80-74 in the Ukrainian Superleague last Sunday. Kalnichenko recorded 12 points. SK Cherkasy Monkeys (11-11) is placed fifth in the Superleague. It's Kalnichenko's first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 11.6ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.7apg. Kalnichenko has a dual citizenship: Moldovan and Ukrainian. Despite his Moldovan passport, Kalnichenko previously played for the Ukrainian university national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Moldovan team.

   #2. Stanislav Zavadsky (213-C-87, currently plays in Ukraine) managed to help Budivelnyk Kyiv in a 2-point victoryagainst the seventh-ranked Zaporizhya (9-13) 77-75 in the Ukrainian Superleague on Friday night. He scored only 4 points in 8 minutes on the court. Budivelnyk Kyiv (21-2) is placed first in the Superleague. It was his team's 13th consecutive victory in a row. This year Zavadsky's overall stats are: 6.8ppg and 4.3rpg in 11 games he played so far. He is another player who holds two passports: Moldovan and Ukrainian.

   #3. Aleksandr Gudumak (203-PF-93, agency: Alti Sport, currently plays in VTB United League). Gudumak could not help BC Nizhny Novgorod (5-11) to beat Unics Kazan (11-5). He scored only 4 points. BC Nizhny Novgorod was defeated 112-98 on the road by the higher-ranked Unics Kazan (#5). It's Gudumak's first season with the team. Gudumak's overall stats this year are: 6.2ppg and 1.2rpg. He has both Moldovan and Russian nationalities.

Other top Moldovan players, who play abroad:

Oleg Adamov (176-PG-96) plays for Bad Muenstereifel in German 2.Regionalliga



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  MONTENEGRO  

Standings - 1A

Erste Standings
 1. Teodo Tivat 13-3 
 2. Sutjeska 12-5 
 3. Ibar Rozaje 11-5 
 4. Lovcen 10-7 
 5. Ulcinj 9-8 
 6. S.Centar 7-10 
 7. Jedinstvo 7-10 
 8. Primorje 1945 3-13 
 9. Danilovgrad 3-14 
Play in international cups:
 1. Buducnost
 2. Mornar Bar

Regular Season: Round 19

Feb. 14: Lovcen - Jedinstvo 98-64
Feb. 16: Ulcinj - S.Centar 92-83
Feb. 15: Sutjeska - Danilovgrad 114-53
Feb. 18: Ibar Rozaje - Primorje 1945


National Cup of Montenegro: The classic between Buducnost and Mornar in the finals - by Darko Pekic

The long awaited finals between Mornar and Buducnost will finally happen in Bar, in the finals of National Cup. After the defeat in the Adriatic league Buducnost realized Mornar would be a good rival this season and packed gym is expected today. Both teams had easy tasks in the seminfinals. Buducnost had no problems against Lovcen in the semifinals (79-49). Lovcen was ready to fight against Buducnost only in the first quarter but then the more experienced team solved the game and finished it easily. Suad Sehovic (197-G/F-87) with 23 points led the winners while Vasilije Knezevic (202-C-96) played a good game for the guests and scored 16 points.

Mornar won against Teodo in front of the home crowd (81-72). Teodo played a solid game but did not get a chance to take the lead so Mornar deserved to make it to the finals. Americans Lamont Jones (183-PG-90, college: Iona, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) (19 points) and Antabia Waller (191-G-88, college: Auburn) (17 points) led the home team last night. On the other side Serbian power forward Stefan Sajin (205-PF-93) played the best game this year for Teodo. He scored 23 points and grabbed 4 rebounds.



Bojan Dubljevic selected the top Montenegrin playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Bojan Dubljevic
Bojan Dubljevic
   #1. This week's number one is an international power forward Bojan Dubljevic (205-91, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Spain). He was the major contributor in a Valencia Basket's victory against the 13th-ranked Zaragoza (7-13) crushing them 100-67 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game. Dubljevic scored 12 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in a mere 18 minutes on the court. Valencia Basket (14-5) is placed fourth in the Liga Endesa. It's Dubljevic's fourth season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 11.9ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.7apg, 2FGP: 53.1%, 3FGP: 21.7% and FT: 87.8% in 15 games he played so far. Dubljevic is currently a member of the Montenegrin senior national team.

Nikola Vucevic
Nikola Vucevic
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Nikola Vucevic (213-90, college: USC, currently plays in NBA). He could not help the Orlando Magic (21-37) in their last game on Thursday. Despite Vucevic's very good performance the Orlando Magic (21-37) was edged 112-111 on the road by the Philadelphia 76ers. He recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points and getting 11 rebounds. Vucevic also added 3 assists and 2 blocks. Vucevic is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fifth year in Magic's roster. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Vucevic averages: 13.9ppg, 10.0rpg, 2.8apg, 2FGP: 49.0%, 3FGP: 28.0% and FT: 61.6%. He is in the roster of the Montenegrin senior national team.

Marko Todorovic
Marko Todorovic
   #3. The Montenegrin player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Marko Todorovic (209-92, currently plays in VTB United League). Todorovic led his Russian team Khimky to a victory against the tenth-ranked Avtodor (5-11) 118-109 in the VTB United League on Wednesday night. He scored 18 points and blocked 2 shots in 20 minutes. BC Khimky Moscow Region (12-3) is placed fourth in the VTB United League. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. It's Todorovic's first season with the team. This year Todorovic's overall stats are: 9.8ppg, 7.8rpg, 1.8apg, 2FGP: 69.0%(49-71) and FT: 55.6% in 13 games. He is also a member of the Montenegrin senior national team.

Tyrese Rice
Tyrese Rice
   #4. Point guard Tyrese Rice (185-87, college: Boston Coll., currently plays in Spain) contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider La ICL Manresa (3-17) crushing them 92-72 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game. Rice scored 12 points and added 6 assists. FC Barcelona Lassa (14-5) is placed third in the Liga Endesa. This season Rice has relatively solid stats: 13.1ppg, 1.4rpg and 3.8apg. He is a naturalized American. Rice used to play for the Montenegrin national team back in 2014. Strangely he has never played in Montenegro.

Mihailo Sekulovic
Mihailo Sekulovic
   #5. Former University international center Mihailo Sekulovic (206-91, currently plays in Bulgaria) was not able to help Balkan (9-7) in their last game. Despite Sekulovic's very good performance Balkan was crushed 87-61 in Stara Zagora by the higher-ranked (#3) Beroe. He was the top scorer with 23 points. Sekulovic also added 6 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 34 minutes. Sekulovic has very impressive stats this year: 17.9ppg, 8.8rpg and 1.8apg in 16 games. He used to play for the Montenegrin university national team two years ago.

Nikola Ivanovic
Nikola Ivanovic
   #6. Point guard Nikola Ivanovic (190-94, currently plays in Italy) was not able to secure a victory for one of league's weakest teams Betaland Cdo (10-9) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Ivanovic's very good performance Betaland Cdo was defeated 71-63 at home by the higher-ranked Dolomiti En. TR (#6). He was the top scorer with 15 points (made all of his five free throws). This season Ivanovic has very high stats. He averages: 15.8ppg, 2.0rpg, 4.3apg and 2.0spg. Ivanovic is an international player who is currently on the senior Montenegrin National Team roster.

Taylor Rochestie
Taylor Rochestie
   #7. Former international point guard Taylor Rochestie (185-85, college: Washington St., currently plays in VTB United League) contributed to Lokomotiv's victory against the eighth-ranked Astana (6-10) 67-59 in the VTB United League last Wednesday. Rochestie scored 9 points and added 6 passes. Lokomotiv Kuban (13-2) is placed second in the VTB United League. It was his team's 13th consecutive victory in a row. Rochestie's total stats this season are: 10.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 3.9apg and 1.1spg. He is a naturalized American. Rochestie used to play for the Montenegrin national team three years ago. Apparently he has never played in Montenegro.

Vladimir Dragicevic
Vladimir Dragicevic
   #8. Power forward Vladimir Dragicevic (206-86, currently plays in Poland) couldn't help Stelmet (15-5) in their last game. Despite Dragicevic's good performance the league leader Stelmet lost 77-84 in Szczecin to the much lower-ranked (#10) Wilki Morskie. He recorded 12 points in 23 minutes. Dragicevic has reliable stats this year: 12.3ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.4apg in nine games. He used to play for the Montenegrin national team back in 2014.

Derek Needham
Derek Needham
   #9. International point guard Derek Needham (180-90, college: Fairfield, currently plays in Italy) contributed to a 1-point Grissin Bon RE's victory against the closely-ranked Umana Venezia (12-7) 74-73 in the Italian Serie A in Sunday night's game. Needham recorded 10 points, 5 assists and 3 steals. Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia (11-8) is placed fifth in the Serie A. Needham's total stats this season are: 8.9ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.6apg and 1.3spg. He is a naturalized American. Needham is also in the roster of the Montenegrin national team. Interesting that he has never played in Montenegro.

Ivan Jelenic
Ivan Jelenic
   #10. Shooting guard Ivan Jelenic (192-85, currently plays in Serbia) contributed to Spartak's victory against the 11th-ranked Metalac (7-10) 74-68 in the Serbian KLS last Saturday. Jelenic scored 13 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 27 minutes. KK Spartak Subotica (11-6) is placed fourth in the KLS. This year Jelenic's total stats are: 8.0ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.3spg in three games. He is a former international player as five years ago he still played for the Montenegrin senior national team.

   #11. Former international power forward Milko Bjelica (207-84, also represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Euroleague) couldn't help Crvena Zvezda in their game against CSKA in the Euroleague. Bjelica recorded 6 points. His team was crushed by 22 points 102-80. Bjelica has averaged so far 8.0ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.4apg. He used to play for the Montenegrin national team three years ago.

   #12. Former international small forward Aleksa Popovic (201-87, currently plays in Hungary) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked MAFC 93-77 in the Hungarian A Division in Saturday night's game. Popovic scored 16 points and had 4 steals in a mere 17 minutes. Popovic has averaged so far 7.3ppg, 3.2rpg and 2.4apg in 10 games. He used to play for the Montenegrin national team back in 2015.

   #13. Former U21 international center Milovan Savic (205-87, currently plays in Bulgaria) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Cherno More 93-77 in the Bulgarian NBL last Saturday. Savic scored 15 points, had 9 rebounds and dished 3 assists. This season Savic has very high stats. He averages: 15.6ppg, 9.1rpg, 3.2apg and 1.2spg. Savic used to play for the Montenegrin U21 national team ten years ago.

   #14. Former U21 international center Maksim Sturanovic (209-88, agency: 011 Sports, currently plays in Bosnia) contributed to Bosna-Royal's victory against one of league's weakest teams Bosnjak 87-79 in the Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I on Saturday night. He scored 12 points, had 9 rebounds and made 4 blocks in 33 minutes. Sturanovic's stats this year are: 10.5ppg and 5.6rpg in 13 games. He used to play for the Montenegrin U21 national team back in 2007.

   #15. Former international power forward Radosav Spasojevic (204-92, another player represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in ABA League) contributed to an easy victory against the sixth-ranked Igokea 101-84 in the ABA League in Sunday night's game. Spasojevic recorded 9 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Spasojevic has averaged so far 9.7ppg and 3.4rpg. He used to play for the Montenegrin national team two years ago.

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

   #1. Stefan Ljubenkovic (197-F-95, agency: Mansfield and Associates, currently plays in Serbia) was the major contributor in Spartak's victory against the 11th-ranked Metalac (7-10) 74-68 in the Serbian KLS in Saturday night's game. He scored 13 points, grabbed 5 boards, passed 5 assists and added 3 steals in 29 minutes. KK Spartak Subotica (11-6) is placed fourth in the KLS. This year Ljubenkovic's total stats are: 8.4ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.2apg and 1.4spg in 17 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Montenegrin and Serbian. Despite Ljubenkovic's Montenegrin passport, he previously played for the Serbian U18 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Montenegrin team.

   #2. Nikola Dragovic (206-F-87, agency: BeoBasket, college: UCLA, currently plays in France). Dragovic could not help ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (10-9) to beat Gravelines-Dunkerque (11-8). He recorded 5 points. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket was edged 82-81 on the road by the higher-ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque (#5). Dragovic has averaged so far 8.3ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.2apg. He is another player who holds two passports: Serbian and Montenegrin.

   #3. Stevan Milosevic (211-C-85, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in ABA League) was not able to help Un.Olimpija in their game against FMP (9-13) in the ABA League. Milosevic recorded 8 points in 17 minutes. Un.Olimpija lost 79-89 in Beograd to the higher-ranked (#7) FMP. It was Un.Olimpija's third consecutive loss in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the ABA League Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Milosevic has averaged so far 4.9ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.3apg in 22 games.

   #4. Nikola Mirotic (207-F/C-91, currently plays in NBA) was not able to secure a victory for the Chicago Bulls (28-29) in their game against the Phoenix Suns (18-39) in the NBA. He scored 5 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 14 minutes. The Chicago Bulls (28-29) were badly defeated 115-97 in Phoenix by the Suns. Mirotic averaged so far 9.0ppg and 5.1rpg in 48 games. He has both Montenegrin and Spanish nationalities.

   #5. Experienced Brion Rush (186-PG-84, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: Grambling St., currently plays in France) couldn't help Sluc Nancy (4-15) in their last game on Friday. Despite Rush's good performance the bottom-ranked Sluc Nancy was crushed 98-64 in Le Portel by the higher-ranked Le Portel (#12). He was the second best scorer with 13 points. Rush also added 4 rebounds. Rush averaged so far 14.5ppg, 3.5rpg and 3.7apg. He is a naturalized American. Rush used to play for KK Sutjeska Niksic in Montenegrin league.

   #6. Nemanja Calasan (204-C-85, agency: HMS, college: Purdue, currently plays in Switzerland) led Boncourt to a victory against the closely-ranked Winterthur 98-87 in the Swiss LNA in Friday night's game. He recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and getting 22 rebounds. Calasan averaged so far 12.9ppg, 12.4rpg and 1.9apg. He also holds two passports: Serbian and Montenegrin.

   #7. Bojan Pelkic (204-F-83, currently plays in Bosnia) contributed to a 2-point Leotar's victory against the closely-ranked Kakanj 82-80 in the Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I last Saturday. Pelkic had a double-double by scoring 10 points and getting 12 rebounds. He also added 4 assists in 36 minutes. Pelkic averaged so far 14.4ppg, 7.6rpg, 2.3apg and 1.1spg in 14 games.

   #8. Gligorije Rakocevic (211-C-95, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA couldn't help the Oregon St. (0-12) in their last game on Thursday. Despite his good performance the Oregon St. was defeated 60-52 in Boulder by the University of Colorado. Rakocevic scored 10 points, had 5 rebounds and made 2 blocks. Rakocevic has averaged so far 3.7ppg and 3.4rpg.

   #9. Boris Lalovic (207-C-81, currently plays in Romania) contributed to a 1-point CSU Sibiu's victory against the closely-ranked BC Timisoara 73-72 in the Romanian Liga Nationala on Friday night. He scored 6 points in 20 minutes. Lalovic averaged so far 10.8ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.2apg in 19 games.

   #10. Nikola Vukovic (202-F/C-90, currently plays in Serbia) managed to help KK Dunav Stari Banovci in a victory against the closely-ranked Dynamic BG 78-69 in the Serbian KLS last Saturday. He scored only 4 points in 7 minutes on the court. Vukovic has averaged so far 8.5ppg and 5.2rpg in 17 games.



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D1 Top 25 ranking

NCCAA2 Standings
 1. Southeastern 4-10 (12-13) 
 2. Arlington Ba 0-0 (1-5) 
 3. Faith Baptis 0-0 (0-1) 

Regular Season: Round 119

Feb. 16: IlIinois Tech - Lincoln Christian 89-56
Feb. 16: Oregon Tech - NW Christian 88-77
Feb. 16: J.and Wales, FL - Florida Memorial 77-48
Feb. 16: Lindenwood-Bellev. - Cent.Baptist 67-85
Feb. 16: Columbia, MO - Freed-Hardeman 92-72
Feb. 16: William Woods - Williams Baptist 81-67
Feb. 16: Harris-Stowe St. - Park 69-80
Feb. 16: Hannibal-LG - Lyon 57-62
Feb. 16: Bened.-Mesa - La Sierra 90-74
Feb. 16: Embry-Riddle Aero - Antelope Valley 86-74
Feb. 16: Cal Merced - Pacific Union 68-80
Feb. 16: Cal Maritime - Simpson, CA 14-16
Feb. 16: Idaho Coll. - E.Oregon 91-79
Feb. 16: Montana-West - Lewis-Clark St. 95-66
Feb. 16: Rocky Mountain - Montana Tech 79-60
Feb. 16: Great Falls - MSU-Northern 53-59
Feb. 16: Warner - Thomas Univ. 96-88
Feb. 16: St.Thomas, FL - Kaiser 93-70
Feb. 16: Webber Intern. - Ave Maria 91-74
Feb. 16: Westmont - Menlo 88-75
Feb. 16: Master's - William Jessup 103-93
Feb. 16: Grand View - Benedictine, KS 83-65
Feb. 16: Culver Stockton - Evangel 62-68
Feb. 16: Crowleys Ridge - Fisk 82-70
Feb. 16: Cent.Christian - Haskell 77-72
Feb. 16: Bethany, KS - Friends 95-84
Feb. 16: Okla.Wesleyan - Sterling 87-81
Feb. 16: Southwestern, KS - St.Mary's, KS 77-74
Feb. 16: Ottawa - McPherson 75-68
Feb. 16: Bethel, KS - York, NB 74-84
Feb. 16: Ks Wesleyan - Tabor 68-88
Feb. 16: Midway - Brescia, KY 61-87
Feb. 16: Pikeville - Cumberland 83-78
Feb. 16: Shawnee St. - Campbellsville 69-87
Feb. 16: Cumberlands - Lindsey Wilson 65-55
Feb. 16: Langston - Jarvis Christian 84-59
Feb. 16: LSU-Alexandria - St.Thomas, TX 80-75
Feb. 16: Southwest - Wiley 67-77
Feb. 16: Bacone - John Brown 92-72
Feb. 16: Texas Wesleyan - St.Gregory 86-76
Feb. 16: Oklahoma S - Oklahoma City 82-75
Feb. 16: SAGU - Wayland Baptist 78-54
Feb. 16: MidAmerica Ch. - SW Christian 74-93
Feb. 16: Dalton St. - Middle Georgia 81-72
Feb. 16: Martin Methodist - Bethel, TN 80-63
Feb. 16: Loyola, LA - Mobile, AL 72-68
Feb. 16: Co.Georgia - Brewton-Parker 70-72
Feb. 16: Blue Mountain - William Carey 61-73

Regular Season: Round 121

AAC

Feb. 18: St.Andrews - Allen
Feb. 18: Bluefield - Reinhardt
Feb. 18: Bryan - Truett-McConnell
Feb. 18: Milligan - Warren Wilson
Feb. 18: Tenn Wesleyan - Montreat
Feb. 18: Union, KY - Point, GA

AMWC

Feb. 18: Lindenwood-Bellev. - Park
Feb. 18: Columbia, MO - Williams Baptist
Feb. 18: William Woods - Freed-Hardeman
Feb. 18: Hannibal-LG - Cent.Baptist
Feb. 18: Harris-Stowe St. - Missouri Baptist

CALPAC

Feb. 18: Bened.-Mesa - Antelope Valley
Feb. 18: Cal Merced - Simpson, CA
Feb. 18: Cal Maritime - Pacific Union
Feb. 18: Embry-Riddle Aero - La Sierra

CCAC

Feb. 18: St.Xavier - Cardinal Stritch
Feb. 18: Robert Morris - Trinity Intern.
Feb. 18: Trinity Christian - Calumet
Feb. 18: Governors St. - Purdue NW
Feb. 18: Judson - St.Ambrose
Feb. 18: Olivet Nazarene - Holy Cross Coll.

CCC

Feb. 18: Oregon Tech - Corban
Feb. 18: Multnomah - Evergreen St.
Feb. 18: S.Oregon - NW Christian
Feb. 18: Idaho Coll. - Walla Walla

CROSS

Feb. 18: Spring Arbor - Ind.Wesleyan
Feb. 18: Taylor - Grace Coll.
Feb. 18: St.Francis, IN - Bethel, IN
Feb. 18: Mt.Vernon Naz. - Huntington
Feb. 18: Marian, IN - Goshen

FC

Feb. 18: Montana-West - Montana Tech
Feb. 18: Rocky Mountain - Lewis
Feb. 18: Carroll, MT - MSU-Northern

FSC

Feb. 18: Southeastern - Kaiser
Feb. 18: Florida Memorial - Webber Intern.
Feb. 18: J.and Wales, CO - Thomas Univ.

GCAC

Feb. 18: Dillard - Xavier
Feb. 18: Voorhees - Edward Waters

GPAC

Feb. 18: Doane - Mount Marty
Feb. 18: Hastings - Briar Cliff
Feb. 18: Concordia, NE - Dordt
Feb. 18: Midland - Morningside

GSAC

Feb. 18: Master's - Menlo
Feb. 18: Westmont - William Jessup

HAAC

Feb. 18: Clarke - Evangel
Feb. 18: Baker - Peru St.
Feb. 18: MidAmerica Naz. - Cent.Methodist
Feb. 18: Graceland - William Penn
Feb. 18: Mt.Mercy - Benedictine, KS
Feb. 18: Avila - Culver Stockton
Feb. 18: Missouri Valley - Grand View

IND

Feb. 18: Crowleys Ridge - Baptist Bible, SC
Feb. 18: Columbia Internat. - Morris
Feb. 18: Crown - Ky Christian
Feb. 18: Rochester - Great Lakes Chr.
Feb. 18: Cent.Christian - Coll.of the Ozarks

KCAC

Feb. 18: Ottawa - York, NB
Feb. 18: McPherson - Southwest
Feb. 18: Tabor - Okla.Wesleyan
Feb. 18: St.Mary's, KS - Bethany, KS
Feb. 18: Sterling - Bethel, KS
Feb. 18: Friends - Ks Wesleyan

KIAC

Feb. 18: IU Southeast - Brescia, KY
Feb. 18: Ohio Christian - IU East
Feb. 18: W.Virginia Tech - Point Park
Feb. 18: Asbury - Cincin.Christian
Feb. 18: Rio Grande - Carlow

MSC

Feb. 18: Pikeville - Lindsey Wilson
Feb. 18: Cumberlands - Cumberland
Feb. 18: Georgetown, KY - Campbellsville
Feb. 18: Life - Carver Bible
Feb. 18: Life - Stillman

NSTR

Feb. 18: Dickinson - Presentation
Feb. 18: Dakota St. - Mayville St.
Feb. 18: Waldorf - Bellevue
Feb. 18: Valley City St. - Jamestown

RRAC

Feb. 18: LSU-Alexandria - Texas Coll.
Feb. 18: LSU-Shreveport - St.Thomas, TX
Feb. 18: Southwest - Jarvis Christian
Feb. 18: Paul Quinn - Our Lady Lake
Feb. 18: Langston - Wiley

SAC

Feb. 18: Texas Wesleyan - Wayland Baptist
Feb. 18: SW Christian - Bacone
Feb. 18: St.Gregory - Oklahoma City
Feb. 18: Chicago Knights - SAGU
Feb. 18: John Brown - Oklahoma S

SSAC

Feb. 18: Middle Georgia - Blue Mountain
Feb. 18: Loyola, LA - Bethel, TN
Feb. 18: Mobile, AL - Martin Methodist
Feb. 18: Faulkner - Brewton-Parker
Feb. 18: Dalton St. - William Carey

WHAC

Feb. 18: Indiana Tech - Davenport
Feb. 18: Lawrence Tech - Marygrove
Feb. 18: Madonna - Concordia, MI
Feb. 18: Mich.-Dearborn - Aquinas Coll.
Feb. 18: Siena Heights - Lourdes


NAIA1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Xavielle BROWN
  Park
  (190-F-)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Brown, Park19.7 
 2. Payne, Lindenwo.18.9 
 3. Rucker, Williams.17.5 
 4. Mitchell, William .15.2 
 5. Fletcher, Harris-S.14.8 
 6. Watson, Park14.7 
 7. Garland, Hannibal.14.5 
 8. McBride, Cent.Bap.14.4 
 9. Davila, Harris-S.13.8 
 10. Shepard, Lindenwo.13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 David SHEPARD
  Lindenwo.
  (201-PF-94)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Shepard, Lindenwo.9.4 
 2. Jones, Lindenwo.8.0 
 3. Brown, Park7.7 
 4. Mitchell, Park7.0 
 5. Ray, Columbia, MO6.8 
 6. Vice, William Woods6.7 
 7. Fletcher, Harris-S.6.4 
 8. Washington, William .6.3 
 9. Evans, Cent.Baptist6.2 
 10. Yekeh, Williams.6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Will HARRINGTON
  Missouri.
  (190-G-)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Harrington, Missouri.5.4 
 2. James, William Woods4.2 
 3. Hopkins, Freed-Ha.4.2 
 4. Watson, Park4.1 
 5. Davila, Harris-S.3.9 
 6. Deanes, Lindenwo.3.8 
 7. Rutland, Park3.7 
 8. Dubinski, Columbia.3.5 
 9. Brown, Williams.3.2 
 10. Edwards, Freed-Ha.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 BJ WATSON
  Park
  (170-PG-)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Watson, Park2.2 
 2. James, William Woods1.9 
 3. Terrell, Hannibal.1.9 
 4. Alston, Harris-S.1.7 
 5. Mitchell, Park1.7 
 6. Deanes, Lindenwo.1.7 
 7. Albright, Cent.Bap.1.6 
 8. Mitchell, William .1.6 
 9. Dubinski, Columbia.1.6 
 10. Davila, Harris-S.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Malik RAY
  Columbia, MO
  (201-F-)
  Avg: 2
 1. Ray, Columbia, MO2.0 
 2. Nuolivirta, Freed-Ha.1.8 
 3. Eriobuna, Park1.8 
 4. Williams, Freed-Ha.1.4 
 5. Williams, Harris-S.1.1 
 6. Wineglass, Harris-S.1.1 
 7. Pace, Hannibal-LG1.0 
 8. Manyawu, Park1.0 
 9. Brown, Park0.8 
 10. Allen, Freed-Ha.0.7 



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Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic Discussing Reggie Jackson Trade - by Eurobasket News

According to Marc Stein of ESPN.com, the Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic have discussed executing a trade centered around Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson (6'3''-PG-90, college: Boston Coll.). The deal, which would send Jackson away from the team that signed him to a five-year deal in 2015, would potentially net Detroit at least D.J. Augustin (6'0''-PG-87, college: Texas) and Jeff Green (6'9''-F-86, college: Georgetown) in return. In an ESPN.com article published earlier this week, Zach Lowe reported in detail that Jackson has been the subject of divided opinion among the Pistons, especially with head coach and president of basketball operations Stan Van Gundy. Detroit began the season 11-10 while Jackson sat out due to injury, but is just 16-20 since his return. "Reggie came back and we've struggled ever since," Van Gundy told Lowe. Jackson, whose numbers are down across the board compared to his career-year of 2015-16, could now be dealt to his coach's previous employer. Van Gundy coached the Magic for five seasons (2007-2012), which included a trip to the 2009 NBA Finals. Orlando now finds itself further invested in a youth movement after dealing veteran shot-blocker Serge Ibaka to Toronto on Feb. 14 in exchange for Terrence Ross and a first-round pick. Jackson, still just 26 years old, could serve as a young veteran option next to current Orlando point guard Elfrid Payton (6'3''-G-94, college: La-Lafayette).
Courtesy of: nba.com



Jamal Murray, Buddy Hield lead World past U.S. in Rising Stars - by Eurobasket News

Jamal Murray (6'6''-F/G-97, college: Kentucky) and Buddy Hield (6'4''-G-93, college: Oklahoma) each had moments when they caught the ball in the low post, only to dribble right out to the corner, turn and let fly a 3-point shot. Maybe not the most fundamental approach, but the way they were scoring in the Rising Stars Challenge, no one seemed to mind -- certainly not the fans. Murray had 36 points and 11 assists as the World squad beat the U.S. 150-141 on Friday night. Hield, a New Orleans Pelicans rookie, added 28 points to the delight of the locals who'll want to see more of that when the regular season resumes. "I was feeling it. I was just playing within the game, and I wasn't trying to force it,'' Murray said. "You never know when I'm goi