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  ARGENTINA  


Standings - LigaA

LigaA Standings
Norte
 1. San Martin C. 24-9 
 2. Estudiantes C. 24-12 
 3. Instituto 21-13 
 4. Regatas C. 19-12 
 5. Quimsa 19-14 
 6. Olimpico LB 17-16 
 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 14-21 
 9. Boca Jrs 10-24 
 10. Hispano Am. 10-25 

Regular Season: Round 34

Feb. 17: Quimsa - La Union 99-87
Feb. 18: Boca Jrs - Olimpico LB 89-86
Feb. 18: Estudiantes C. - Penarol 89-71
Feb. 17: Argentino - GECR Indalo 78-67
Feb. 17: Quilmes MP - Weber Bahia 75-68
Feb. 17: Echague - San Lorenzo 74-85
Feb. 18: Regatas C. - Hispano Am. 107-93
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


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Dar TUCKER
  Estudian.
  (193-SG-88)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Tucker, Estudian.21.1 
 2. Green, Instituto19.9 
 3. Sims, Regatas C.18.7 
 4. Quinteros, Regat.18.5 
 5. Solano, Echague18.4 
 6. Baxley, Atenas17.7 
 7. Horner, Obras B.16.7 
 8. Reed, Penarol16.5 
 9. Mickeal, Atenas16.2 
 10. Vildoza, Quilm.16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Williams, Olimpico.12.5 
 2. Crawford, Argen.10.6 
 3. Clancy, Instituto10.3 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.9.9 
 5. Wood, San M.9.2 
 6. Johnson, Atenas8.9 
 7. Justiz, Estudian.8.6 
 8. Horner, Obras B.8.4 
 9. Lampropoulos, Boca J.8.4 
 10. Francis, La Union8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Franco BALBI
  Ferrocarril
  (185-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Balbi, Ferrocarril6.3 
 2. Barral, Obras B.6.1 
 3. Stanic, Olimpico.5.9 
 4. Konsztadt, La Union5.4 
 5. Aguirre, San L.5.3 
 6. Cantero, San M.5.0 
 7. Perez, Boca Jrs4.7 
 8. Hopson, Quimsa4.6 
 9. De-l., GECR I.4.5 
 10. Ciorciari, Instituto4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Reynaldo GARCIA
  San M.
  (187-G-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. Garcia, San M.2.0 
 2. Solano, Echague2.0 
 3. Basualdo, Quilm.1.9 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.1.9 
 5. De-l., GECR I.1.8 
 6. Elsener, Quimsa1.7 
 7. Lescano, San M.1.5 
 8. Flor, Quilmes MP1.5 
 9. Massey, Libertad.1.5 
 10. Redivo, Weber B.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Williams, Olimpico.3.1 
 2. Justiz, Estudian.2.1 
 3. Crawford, Argen.1.7 
 4. Richard, Obras B.1.5 
 5. Battle, Quimsa1.3 
 6. Marriaga, Estudian.1.3 
 7. Calfani, San L.1.1 
 8. Clancy, Instituto1.1 
 9. Meyinsse, San L.1.1 
 10. Basualdo, Quilm.1.0 


Standings - TNA

TNA Standings
Center North
 1. Union SF 20-6 
 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. Parque Sur 16-11 
 2. Ciclista 16-11 
 3. Platense 13-10 
 4. Temperley 12-12 
 5. Rocamora 11-13 
 6. Gimnasia LP 7-19 
 7. La Union 6-20 
North
 1. Hindu 20-5 
 2. Comunicaciones 20-7 
 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. Alianza Viedma 16-11 
 3. Olimpo BB 15-10 
 4. Huracan 15-11 
 5. Atenas Carmen 13-13 
 6. Petr.Argentino 8-17 

Regular Season: Round 26

Feb. 18: Huracan - Rocamora 97-91
Feb. 18: Gimnasia LP - Alianza Viedma 97-102
Feb. 18: Comunicaciones - Union SF 93-70
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. 18: Parque Sur - Ciclista 72-61
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. 19: Independiente BBC - BHY Tiro Federal
Feb. 19: Salta Basket - Barrio Parque
Feb. 19: Villa San Martin - SP Las Parejas
Feb. 20: San Isidro - Mitre Tuc.
Feb. 21: Villa Angela - BHY Tiro Federal
Feb. 21: Hindu - SP Las Parejas
Feb. 22: Barrio Parque - Mitre Tuc.
Feb. 22: San Isidro - Comunicaciones


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bruno BAROVERO
  Union SF
  (194-G/F-90)
  Avg: 24.2
 1. Barovero, Union SF24.2 
 2. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista20.7 
 3. Matthews, Salta B.19.8 
 4. Brown, Mitre Tuc.19.8 
 5. Brown, La Union19.7 
 6. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.19.6 
 7. Martin Jr., Alianza .19.6 
 8. Montes-C., Obera T.19.0 
 9. Pais, Platense18.1 
 10. Villa, Gimnasia LP17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Santiago GONZALEZ
  San I.
  (203-C-83)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Gonzalez, San I.12.7 
 2. Matthews, Salta B.10.1 
 3. Graham, Temperley9.4 
 4. Cutley, Atenas C.9.0 
 5. Lockett, BHY T.8.6 
 6. Lauria, Comunica.8.6 
 7. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista8.5 
 8. Joseph, Obera TC8.0 
 9. Coleman, Alianza .7.7 
 10. Granado, Olimpo BB7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Victor Hugo CAJAL
  Independ.
  (179-PG-80)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Cajal, Independ.7.3 
 2. La Bella, Gimnasia.7.0 
 3. Merlo, Ciclista6.5 
 4. Gandoy, Obera TC5.6 
 5. Paletta, Hindu5.2 
 6. Cequeira, Villa A.4.9 
 7. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.4.6 
 8. Franco, Alianza .4.4 
 9. Correa, BHY T.4.3 
 10. Schoppler, Olimpo B.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Felipe PAIS
  Platense
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Pais, Platense2.5 
 2. Cequeira, Villa A.2.2 
 3. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.2.2 
 4. Brown, Mitre Tuc.2.1 
 5. Correa, BHY T.2.1 
 6. Lopez, Independ.2.0 
 7. Merlo, Ciclista1.9 
 8. Punet, Huracan1.8 
 9. Gago, Petr.Arg.1.8 
 10. Tabarez, Union SF1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane HEYWARD
  Huracan
  (200-C-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Heyward, Huracan2.5 
 2. Lockett, BHY T.1.5 
 3. Jeronimo, Gimnasia.1.4 
 4. Deck, Obera TC1.3 
 5. Nwogbo, Alianza .1.2 
 6. Stroud, Parque Sur1.1 
 7. Okoye, Salta Basket1.1 
 8. Tabarez, Union SF1.0 
 9. Granado, Olimpo BB0.9 
 10. Morales, Villa S.0.8 


Steffphon Pettigrew (ex Abejas) agreed terms with GECR Indalo - by Eurobasket News

Gimnasia-Indalo Esgr.Comodoro Rivadavia (LigaA) inked 28-year old American forward Steffphon Pettigrew (196-100kg-89, college: W.Kentucky, agency: HMS). He started the season at Abejas in Mexican LNBP. In 25 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.1ppg, 6.2rpg and 2.4apg this season. A very good year in his career as he was voted to Mexican LNBP All-Star Game. The last season Pettigrew played at Chorale de Roanne in French ProB where in 34 games he averaged 13.8ppg and 5.7rpg.
Among other achievements Pettigrew's team made it to the Uruguay LUB Semifinals in 2012. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Mexican LNBP 2nd Team award back in 2014.
Pettigrew is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to five different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Pettigrew has played previously professionally also in Philippines (TNT Ka Tropa), Puerto Rico (Santeros), Venezuela (Marinos) and Uruguay (Aguada).
He attended Western Kentucky University until 2011 and it is his sixth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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

Obras Basket Buenos Aires (LigaA) signed experienced 35-year old American point guard Andre Barrett (180-82, college: Seton Hall). He played last summer at Indios de San Francisco in LNB league in Dominican Republic, but left. But in three games he had just 1.7ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.7apg. 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. Great season 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.
The former Seton Hall University staris in his 13th (hopefully lucky) season in pro basketball.
He won Spanish ACB championship title in 2009.
Barrett was a member of USA international program for some years. He was called to USA Senior National Team back in 2003 and previously for University National Team in 2001.
Barrett is quite experienced player. He has played in four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Barrett 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).
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

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  ASEAN LEAGUE  

Standings

ASEAN League Standings
 1 Singapore S. 10-4 
 2 Hong Kong ELL 9-2 
 3 Alab Pilipinas 7-4 
 4 Kaohsiung 4-8 
 5 Saigon H. 3-7 
 6 KL Dragons 2-10 

Regular Season: Round 10

Feb. 17: Alab Pilipinas - KL Dragons 87-79
Feb. 18: Saigon H. - Hong Kong ELL 72-97
Feb. 19: KL Dragons - Alab Pilipinas
Feb. 19: Kaohsiung - Singapore S.


Saigon Heat lands Jordan Henriquez-Roberts - by Eurobasket News

Saigon Heat (VBA) tabbed 28-year old American (has also Panamanian passport) center Jordan Henriquez-Roberts (214-118kg-89, college: Kansas State). He just played at Atletico Aguada in Uruguayan LUB league. Henriquez-Roberts managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In two LUB games he had 10.0ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.5bpg this season. This summer he played at Correcaminos in Panamanian league where in three LUB games he recorded 6.7ppg, 9.3rpg, 1.0apg and 1.3bpg.
Henriquez-Roberts has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the D-League Semifinals in 2014. Henriquez-Roberts was also voted USBasket.com D-League All-Rookie 3rd Team back in 2014.
He is quite experienced player. Henriquez-Roberts has played in six different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Argentina (Estudiantes Concordia), Finland (Joensuun_Kataja), Germany (Science City Jena), Japan (Yokohama B-Corsairs), NBA (Houston Rockets) and D-League (Rio Grande Valley Vipers).
Henriquez-Roberts attended Kansas State until 2013 and it is his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  AUSTRIA  

Standings - A Bundesliga

A Bundesliga Standings
 1. Oberwart 16-3 
 2. Gmunden 15-6 
 3. Kapfenberg 13-9 
 4. Wels 10-9 
 5. Vienna 10-10 
 6. Furstenfeld 10-12 
 7. Arkadia 9-12 
 8. UBSC Graz 5-15 
 9. Klosterneuburg 4-16 

Regular Season: Round 23

Feb. 18: Kapfenberg - Furstenfeld 99-92
Feb. 19: Klosterneuburg - Wels
Feb. 19: Gmunden - Vienna
Feb. 19: UBSC Graz - Oberwart


Standings - 2.Bundesliga

2.Bundesliga Standings
 1. Mustangs 12-2 
 2. Rocks 12-3 
 3. Lions 10-5 
 4. Raiders 10-5 
 5. Dragons 10-5 
 6. Timberwolves 8-8 
 7. BBU S. 6-9 
 8. KOS 6-9 
 9. Flames 5-9 
 10. Warriors 3-11 
 11. Piraten 0-16 

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 18: KOS - Timberwolves 84-108
Feb. 18: BBU S. - Dragons 77-84
Feb. 18: Lions - Raiders 68-82
Feb. 18: Rocks - Piraten 112-55
Feb. 19: Warriors - Mustangs



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  BAHAMAS  

Standings

NPBA Standings
 1. Giants 12-2 
 2. Regulators 12-3 
 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 1-9 
 12. Rebels 1-13 

Regular Season: Round 15

Feb. 18: Cleaners - Regulators 70-113
Feb. 20: Cleaners - Rockets
Feb. 20: Pros - Legends
Feb. 22: Bahamas Univ. - Regulators
Feb. 24: Cleaners - Legends
Feb. 24: Pirates - Bahamas Univ.


NPBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Clayton MILLER
  Legends
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 27.5
 1. Miller, Legends27.5 
 2. Bain, Regulators24.3 
 3. Smith, Bahamas .23.5 
 4. Sylvestre, Bahamas .23.1 
 5. Farrington, Rockets21.2 
 6. Bain, Giants18.9 
 7. Dean, Shockers18.5 
 8. Woodside, Cleaners17.9 
 9. Ferguson, Pros16.9 
 10. Bridgewater, Sting.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eugene BAIN
  Regulators
  (195-C/F-88)
  Avg: 14.1
 1. Bain, Regulators14.1 
 2. Fernander, Pirates12.1 
 3. Munnings, Cybots11.8 
 4. Sylvestre, Bahamas .11.4 
 5. Farrington, Rockets11.4 
 6. Williams, Rebels11.3 
 7. Francis, Pros11.2 
 8. Leadon, Pros10.4 
 9. Dean, Shockers10.2 
 10. Woodside, Cleaners9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Ramon DAMES
  Bahamas .
  (-G-93)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Dames, Bahamas .6.8 
 2. Williams, Rebels6.5 
 3. Jones, Legends5.7 
 4. Wright, Pirates4.4 
 5. Mackey, Regulators4.3 
 6. Armaly, Shockers4.2 
 7. Bain, Regulators4.1 
 8. Lewis, Shockers4.0 
 9. Miller, Legends4.0 
 10. Bain, Giants3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Mekel ROLLE
  Rebels
  (--)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Rolle, Rebels3.5 
 2. Rolle, Pros2.8 
 3. Sylvestre, Bahamas .2.3 
 4. Williams, Rebels2.1 
 5. Cooper, Rebels2.0 
 6. Lafuler, Stingers2.0 
 7. Smith, Bahamas .1.8 
 8. Leadon, Pros1.8 
 9. Dames, Bahamas .1.8 
 10. Ferguson, Stingers1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Livingston MUNNINGS
  Cybots
  (-C-)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Munnings, Cybots3.1 
 2. Dean, Shockers2.1 
 3. Williams, Rebels1.9 
 4. Farrington, Rockets1.6 
 5. Sylvestre, Bahamas .1.6 
 6. Morley, Rockets1.4 
 7. Culmer, Cleaners1.3 
 8. Francis, Pros1.2 
 9. Burrows, Pros1.1 
 10. Munroe, Bahamas .1.1 



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  BELARUS  

Standings - Premier League

Premier Standings
 1. Grodno-93 24-2 
 2. COR-Borisfen 22-2 
 3. Tsmoki II 17-7 
 4. Vitebsk 15-11 
 5. Impuls BGUIR 14-10 
 6. BSEU-GrandPrint 6-18 
 7. Prinemanye 5-19 
 8. Brest 4-20 
 9. GOCOR-Sozh 3-21 
Play in international cups:
 1. Tsmoki-Minsk

Regular Season: Round 28

Feb. 18: Vitebsk - Grodno-93 69-90
Feb. 18: Brest - COR-Borisfen 64-110
Feb. 18: GOCOR-Sozh - Tsmoki II 55-83

Regular Season: Round 29

Feb. 24: BSEU-GrandPrint - GOCOR-Sozh
Feb. 25: BSEU-GrandPrint - GOCOR-Sozh



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  BELGIUM  

Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Jason CLARK
  Antwerp
  (188-G-90)
  Avg: 19
 1. Clark, Antwerp19.0 
 2. Bowman, Spirou16.7 
 3. Simpson, Liege16.3 
 4. Tofi, Aalstar16.3 
 5. Tuttle, Limburg .15.7 
 6. Miller-M., Leuven15.1 
 7. Samhan, Leuven14.5 
 8. Simmons, Brussels14.4 
 9. Ware, Antwerp14.2 
 10. Billbury, Leuven14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ANDERSON
  Antwerp
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Anderson, Antwerp7.1 
 2. Amis, Aalstar6.9 
 3. Ware, Antwerp6.7 
 4. Simmons, Brussels6.7 
 5. Samhan, Leuven6.6 
 6. Tuttle, Limburg .6.6 
 7. Fields, Liege6.5 
 8. Ubel, Brussels6.3 
 9. Badji, Kangoeroes5.9 
 10. Mann, Mons-Hainaut5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Dusan DJORDJEVIC
  Ooste.
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.4 
 2. Miller-M., Leuven5.3 
 3. Loubry, Brussels5.0 
 4. Channels, Kango.5.0 
 5. Marnegrave, Spirou4.2 
 6. Anderson, Limburg .4.1 
 7. Bosco, Mons-Hai.4.1 
 8. Tuttle, Limburg .4.0 
 9. Clark, Antwerp3.9 
 10. Simpson, Liege3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Bryan DAVIS
  Spirou
  (206-C-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Davis, Spirou1.8 
 2. Miller-M., Leuven1.8 
 3. Billbury, Leuven1.6 
 4. Bowman, Spirou1.5 
 5. Hertay, Liege1.5 
 6. Simpson, Liege1.4 
 7. Channels, Kango.1.4 
 8. Swing, Limburg United1.4 
 9. Tuttle, Limburg .1.3 
 10. Gugino, Liege1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Kevin TUMBA
  Spirou
  (205-C/F-91)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Tumba, Spirou2.5 
 2. Amis, Aalstar1.6 
 3. Boukichou, Oostende1.1 
 4. Gugino, Liege1.0 
 5. Fusek, Spirou0.9 
 6. Bako, Leuven0.9 
 7. Fields, Liege0.9 
 8. Blair, Aalstar0.7 
 9. Ubel, Brussels0.7 
 10. Ware, Antwerp0.7 


Standings - Division II

Top Division I Standings
 1. Gent Hawks 16-3 
 2. Waregem 15-6 
 3. Oxaco 15-6 
 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 6-14 
 13. Gistel Oostende 6-15 
 14. Ekeren 5-14 

Regular Season: Round 22

Feb. 17: Ninane - Ieper 94-87
Feb. 17: Giants B - Soba 70-86
Feb. 18: Oxaco - RPC Anderlecht 69-52
Feb. 18: Waregem - Gistel Oostende 64-86
Feb. 18: Melsele - Ekeren
Feb. 19: Houthalen - Gent Hawks
Feb. 19: Royal Brussels - Gembo BBC


Euromillions League Round 20: Basic-Fit Brussels defeat Spirou Charleroi in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 20 in the Euromillions League took place in Brussels. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of one of their biggest challengers Spirou Charleroi (11-9) to fourth ranked Basic-Fit Brussels (11-9) 65-64 in the game for the third place. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Spirou Charleroi. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Brandon Ubel (209-91, college: Nebraska, agency: Pensack Sports) who helped to win the game recording 12 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import forward Jeremy Simmons (204-89, college: Charleston) who added 13 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. The former international point guard Niels Marnegrave (191-87, agency: Promotex) responded with 5 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists. Spirou Charleroi's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Basic-Fit Brussels moved-up to third place, which they share with Spirou. Basic-Fit Brussels is looking forward to face league's leader Oostende on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Spirou Charleroi will play against Limburg United and is hoping to win this game.
Euromillions League top team - Oostende (16-4) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat ninth ranked Leuven Bears (6-14) 87-70. The winners were led by international forward Pierre-Antoine Gillet (201-91) who scored that evening 14 points and Rasko Katic supported him with 16 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Even 14 points and 4 assists by American guard Korey Billbury (193-93, college: VCU) did not help to save the game for Leuven Bears. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Oostende have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 16-4 record. Leuven Bears at the other side keep the ninth place with 14 games lost. Oostende will play against Basic-Fit Brussels (#4) at home in the next round. Leuven Bears will play against the league's second-placed Antwerp Giants (#2) and hope to get back on the winning track.
The game in Jemappes was also quite interesting. Second ranked Antwerp Giants (13-7) played at the court of 8th ranked Belfius Mons-Hainaut (8-12). Antwerp Giants defeated Belfius Mons-Hainaut 70-54 on Wednesday. The best player for the winners was Jason Clark who scored 21 points (perfect from downtown making all five shots). Idris Lasisi produced 8 points and 9 rebounds for the hosts. Antwerp Giants maintains second position with 13-7 record having just three points less than leader Oostende. Belfius Mons-Hainaut lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with 12 games lost. Antwerp Giants will meet at home Leuven Bears (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Belfius Mons-Hainaut will play against Kangoeroes in Willebroek and hope to secure a win.
The game in Willebroek was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Okapi Aalstar (10-11) played at the court of sixth ranked Kangoeroes (10-10). Kangoeroes defeated Okapi Aalstar 85-73. Wesley Channels orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points. Kangoeroes' coach Daniel Goethals allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Kangoeroes moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Limburg United. Okapi Aalstar lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with 11 games lost. Kangoeroes' next round opponent will be Belfius Mons-Hainaut (#8) in Jemappes. Okapi Aalstar will play at home against Liege Basket and hope to win that game.
10th ranked Liege Basket (6-15) was outscored at home by seventh ranked Limburg United (10-10) with the biggest margin this round 91-73 on Wednesday night. Worth to mention a quality performance of Benjamin Simons who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Limburg United have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Kangoeroes. Liege Basket lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 15 games lost. Limburg United will face higher ranked Spirou Charleroi (#3) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Liege Basket will play against Okapi Aalstar (#7) and hope to win that game.

The most impressive stats of the last round was 14 points and 4 assists by Corey Hawkins of Antwerp.

Liege - Limburg United 73-91

10th ranked Liege Basket (6-15) was outscored at home by seventh ranked Limburg United (10-10) with the biggest margin this round 91-73 on Wednesday night. Limburg United had a 33-21 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Worth to mention a quality performance of American forward Benjamin Simons (203-91, college: Drake) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import forward Seth Tuttle (203-92, college: N.Iowa) who added 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. Point guard Yoann Hertay (186-90) responded with 19 points, 6 assists and 5 steals and American point guard Vincent Simpson (185-88, college: Hampton, agency: Promotex) scored 17 points. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Limburg United have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Kangoeroes. Liege Basket lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 15 games lost. Limburg United will face higher ranked Spirou Charleroi (#3) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Liege Basket will play against Okapi Aalstar (#7) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Liege: Y.Hertay 19+2reb+6ast, V.Simpson 17+2reb+3ast, B.Penninck 10+3reb, L.Giancaterino 8+3reb+1ast, D.Sweetney 5+8reb, L.Hazard 4+4reb+3ast
Limburg United: B.Simons 24+5reb+2ast, D.Jansen 20+5reb+1ast, S.Tuttle 16+6reb+4ast, A.Lodwick 8+6reb+2ast, B.Lemaire 6+1reb+2ast, Y.Desiron 6+3reb
gschID: 478788


Mons-Hainaut - Antwerp 54-70

The game in Jemappes was also quite interesting. Second ranked Antwerp Giants (13-7) played at the court of 8th ranked Belfius Mons-Hainaut (8-12). Antwerp Giants defeated Belfius Mons-Hainaut 70-54 on Wednesday. It was a great shooting night for Antwerp Giants especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.6 percentage. The best player for the winners was American guard Jason Clark (188-90, college: Georgetown) who scored 21 points (perfect from downtown making all five shots). The other American import guard Corey Hawkins (190-91, college: Cal-Davis) chipped in 14 points and 4 assists. Swingman Idris Lasisi (188-88, college: Whitworth) produced 8 points and 9 rebounds and American guard Tre Demps (188-93, college: Northwestern) added 12 points respectively for the hosts. Antwerp Giants maintains second position with 13-7 record having just three points less than leader Oostende. Belfius Mons-Hainaut lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with 12 games lost. Antwerp Giants will meet at home Leuven Bears (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Belfius Mons-Hainaut will play against Kangoeroes in Willebroek and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Mons-Hainaut: T.Demps 12+2reb+1ast, A.Gorgemans 8+3reb+1ast, I.Lasisi 8+9reb+3ast, L.Bosco 7+5reb, J.Mann 7+4reb+1ast, G.Green 5+2reb+2ast
Antwerp: J.Clark 21+4reb+3ast, C.Hawkins 14+4reb+4ast, R.Anderson 13+7reb+1ast, D.Conger 9+4reb+3ast, G.Ware 7+3reb, M.Smith 4+8reb
gschID: 478790


Kangoeroes - Aalstar 85-73

The game in Willebroek was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Okapi Aalstar (10-11) played at the court of sixth ranked Kangoeroes (10-10). Kangoeroes defeated Okapi Aalstar 85-73. They outrebounded Okapi Aalstar 37-23 including 27 on the defensive glass. American point guard Wesley Channels (190-88, college: Austin Peay St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points. Naturalized French swingman Anthony Chada (196-89) contributed with 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Kangoeroes players scored in double figures. Kangoeroes' coach Daniel Goethals allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Samoan-American power forward John Tofi (203-84, college: UTEP, agency: Pensack Sports) replied with 17 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and the former international swingman Olivier Troisfontaines (192-89, agency: LBM Management) added 18 points in the effort for Okapi Aalstar. Kangoeroes moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Limburg United. Okapi Aalstar lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with 11 games lost. Kangoeroes' next round opponent will be Belfius Mons-Hainaut (#8) in Jemappes. Okapi Aalstar will play at home against Liege Basket and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Aalstar: O.Troisfontaines 18+1reb+2ast, J.Tofi 17+6reb+1ast, Q.Taylor 8+3reb+1ast, B.Amis 8+7reb+1ast, S.Geukens 7, N.El Khounchar 6+3reb
Kangoeroes: W.Channels 23+4reb+3ast, A.Chada 18+6reb+3ast, D.Donkor 13+3reb+1ast, T.Henry 10+6reb, X.Francois 6+1reb, R.Oveneke 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 478789


Brussels - Spirou 65-64

The most exciting game of round 20 in the Euromillions League took place in Brussels. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of one of their biggest challengers Spirou Charleroi (11-9) to fourth ranked Basic-Fit Brussels (11-9) 65-64 in the game for the third place. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Spirou Charleroi. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Brandon Ubel (209-91, college: Nebraska, agency: Pensack Sports) who helped to win the game recording 12 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import forward Jeremy Simmons (204-89, college: Charleston) who added 13 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. The former international point guard Niels Marnegrave (191-87, agency: Promotex) responded with 5 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists and American guard DJ Richardson (190-91, college: Illinois, agency: Inception Sports) scored 19 points. Spirou Charleroi's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Basic-Fit Brussels moved-up to third place, which they share with Spirou. Basic-Fit Brussels is looking forward to face league's leader Oostende on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Spirou Charleroi will play against Limburg United and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Spirou: D.Richardson 19+1ast, A.Kemp 8+6reb, D.Harris 6+3reb, L.Schwartz 5+1reb+1ast, I.Iarochevitch 5+4reb+1ast, N.Marnegrave 5+9reb+8ast
Brussels: A.Lichodzijewski 13+1reb+2ast, J.Simmons 13+5reb+2ast, B.Ubel 12+7reb+4ast, A.Peciukevicius 8+4reb, C.Dowe 6+5reb+2ast, D.Loubry 5+3reb+3ast
gschID: 478787


Leuven - Oostende 70-87

Euromillions League top team - Oostende (16-4) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat ninth ranked Leuven Bears (6-14) 87-70. Oostende shot 61.5 percent from the field and made 16-of-21 charity shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Oostende forced 19 Leuven Bears turnovers. Leuven Bears were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The winners were led by international forward Pierre-Antoine Gillet (201-91) who scored that evening 14 points and Serbian center Rasko Katic (208-80, agency: BeoBasket) supported him with 16 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Even 14 points and 4 assists by American guard Korey Billbury (193-93, college: VCU) did not help to save the game for Leuven Bears. Egyptian-American center Omar Samhan (211-88, college: St.Mary's, CA) added 13 points and 5 rebounds for the hosts. Four Leuven Bears players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Oostende have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 16-4 record. Leuven Bears at the other side keep the ninth place with 14 games lost. Oostende will play against Basic-Fit Brussels (#4) at home in the next round. Leuven Bears will play against the league's second-placed Antwerp Giants (#2) and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Leuven: K.Billbury 14+3reb+4ast, J.Delalieux 13+4reb+1ast, O.Samhan 13+5reb+1ast, I.Bako 12+1reb, T.Setty 8+1reb+1ast, C.Miller-McIntyre 7+4reb+7ast
Oostende: R.Katic 16+1reb+2ast, P.Gillet 14+4reb+2ast, C.Walden 11+2reb+3ast, M.Keselj 11+2reb, K.Boukichou 10+3reb, D.Djordjevic 9+1reb+4ast
gschID: 478786





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  BOSNIA  

Standings - BIH League

Division Standings
 1. Bosna-Royal 11-3 
 2. Zrinjski HT 10-4 
 3. Spars Sarajevo 9-6 
 4. Sloboda Tuzla 9-6 
 5. Kakanj 8-7 
 6. Leotar 6-8 
 7. Siroki Primorka 6-9 
 8. Gradjanski 5-9 
 9. Mladost 5-10 
 10. Bosnjak 4-11 
Play in international cups:
 1. Igokea

Regular Season: Round 16

Feb. 18: Kakanj - Sloboda Tuzla 75-76
Feb. 25: Kakanj - Mladost
Feb. 25: Zrinjski HT - Spars Sarajevo
Feb. 25: Bosnjak - Gradjanski
Feb. 25: Sloboda Tuzla - Leotar
Feb. 25: Siroki Primorka - Bosna-Royal
Feb. 22: Zrinjski HT - Spars Sarajevo


How does Ivica Dukan survive year after year for the Chicago Bulls? - by Chris Mathieu

How does Ivica Dukan survive year after year for the Chicago Bulls?

The bio of Ivica shows he has been with the Bulls organization for 25 years scouting international players and occasionally scouting in the US in colleges and the NBA. He's a man who was with the team through the Bulls dynasty years under Jerry Krause and a man who has survived the regimes since then. The Bulls organization are known for their loyalty sometimes over competence and no one represents this more than Dukan who has survived years, hard times and multiple regime changes.

His son Duje Dukcan was a non-descript role player for the Wisconsin Badgers coming off the bench mostly as a college player. After college he played in Croatia before that didn't pan out for him. The fact that he wasn't able to cut it in the low level Croatian League didn't prevent the Bulls from signing him to their D-League affiliate where he currently resides, working for an organization known to put friendships and relationships before competency.

He's often credited with discovering Toni Kukoc but this is very misleading, by the time Kukoc was selected in the second round of the 1990 draft by the Bulls he was already established as one of the best talents in Europe. Kukoc was known as the European Magic Johnson and was a bright light in European basketball. The only problem still existing at that point was how much European players wanted to come to the NBA and take on that challenge in their career. Moving to the NBA in 1990 still meant abandoning your home countries international representation, something few where willing or able to do at that point. The story goes that Dukan was instrumental in the Bulls signing Kukoc because of the relationship between him and his fellow countryman.

Dukan's record of scouting and the Bulls results of drafting European players have not been good over the years. The team has missed on almost all of their European picks and one of the few bright spots was the forgettable Kornel David who played a key role on some of the worst teams in Bulls history. Andres Nocioni who was a nice role player as the Bulls finally re-established themselves in the mid-2000s after years of poor play and lottery selections. Again in the case of Nocioni he was well established as one of the best players in Europe when he came to the NBA so he deserves little credit for signing a player of his caliber. The case for Dukan is made worse when you consider that he wasn't the director of international scouting when the Bulls selected Kukoc in 1990.

A review of the international players the Bulls have drafted in the last 25 years…

2 (31) 1995 Dragan Tarlac: The Bulls finally select an international player after years of passing on players like Predrag Danilovic and Zeljko Rebraca, players that should have been well known considering they played in his former homeland of Yugoslavia. Tarlac was an absolute failure for the Bulls. Too stiff, un-athletic and unskilled he was obviously not up to being an NBA player. He finally came to the NBA in 2001 and averaged 14mpg 2.4ppg 2.8rbpg while shooting 39.4% from the field. PGs Tyus Edney and Eric Snow as well as current Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg were picked in the draft after the Bulls selected Tarlac.

2 (57) 1997 Robert Duenes: The Bulls embrace of un-athletic players extends to its international drafting. Duenes was a 218cm center who was stiff and lacking physical skills that had a non-descript European career mostly coming off the bench for his teams in Spain. He never made it to the NBA.

1 (24) 2000 Dalibor Bagaric: We have a pattern immerging here. Bagaric couldn't play at all, not only was he an embarrassment in the NBA he was a minor role player in Europe. He played 3 years in the NBA, his best year he averaged 3.7ppg 40.4% from the field and played awful defense. Picked behind him where former Yugoslavians Marko Jaric and Primoz Brezec both who went on to have long NBA careers.

1 (13) 2006 Thabo Sefolasha : He turned into a solid pro who has had a long NBA career as a role player. Kyle Lowry and Rajon Rondo where both available that year but the Bulls didn't have a great need at PG at that time.

2 (36) 2008 Omer Asik: He was a key part of the Bulls bench mob for the Bulls. After the front office guaranteed they would match any offers, they didn't and let him walk to the Rockets for no compensation. The Rockets eventually flipped him for an unprotected first round pick from the Pelicans.

1 (17) 2010 Kevin Saraphin: a non-descript role player who bounced around the NBA who was moved along with Kirk Hinrich for cap space… Immediately picked after him was Eric Bledsoe and Avery Bradley.

1 (16) Jusuf Nurkic: Bulls drafted Nurkic and Gary Harris and immediately traded them for the rights to Doug McDermott who has not exactly panned out for the Bulls. Players available when the Bulls drafted where Dario Saric, Zach LaVine, Clint Capela, Bojan Bogdanovic to name a few, all better options for the team.

2 (48) Paul Zipser: A player the Bulls are high on but once again appears to be a low ceiling, low floor type of a player who is likely to never to develop into anything more than a role player in the NBA.

Some of the international players the Bulls missed on over those years included Manu Ginobili, Gordan Giricek, Mehmet Okur, ZaZa Pachulia, Goran Dragic, Rudy Gobert to name just a few…



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  BRAZIL  

Standings - BNL

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

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 16: Franca - Pinheiros 99-78
Feb. 18: B.Cearense - Vasco Da G. 89-80
Feb. 16: B.Cearense - Caxias do Sul 88-78
Feb. 16: Minas - Paulistano 85-96
Feb. 16: Brasilia - L.Sorocaba 79-77
Feb. 16: Flamengo - Campo Mourao 79-69
Feb. 18: Vitoria - Caxias do Sul 76-67
Feb. 16: Vitoria - Vasco Da G. 73-64
Feb. 16: Macae - Mogi 69-90

Regular Season: Round 22

Feb. 21: Vasco Da G. - Bauru
Feb. 21: Paulistano - Macae
Feb. 21: L.Sorocaba - Flamengo
Feb. 21: Caxias do Sul - Franca
Feb. 22: Pinheiros - Brasilia
Feb. 22: B.Cearense - Mogi
Feb. 22: Vitoria - Campo Mourao



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  CANADA  

CIS men standings

CIS Standings
Atlantic
 1. Dalhousie 15-4 
 2. UNB 13-6 
 3. Memorial 11-7 
 4. St.Mary's 11-7 
 5. Acadia 9-9 
 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 14-4 
 2. McMaster 8-11 
 3. Guelph 6-13 
 4. Lakehead 6-13 
OUA East
 1. Ryerson 17-2 
 2. Toronto 11-8 
 3. Queen's 7-12 
 4. York 4-14 
OUA North
 1. Carleton 18-0 
 2. Ottawa 16-3 
 3. Nipissing 9-10 
 4. Laurentian 9-10 
OUA West
 1. Windsor 10-10 
 2. Laurier 9-11 
 3. Western 7-13 
 4. Waterloo 6-13 
 5. Algoma 5-15 
Quebec League
 1. McGill 12-3 
 2. Concordia 9-5 
 3. UQAM 7-8 
 4. Laval 6-8 
 5. Bishop's 2-12 

Regular Season: Round 25

Feb. 17: UNB - Cape Breton 99-93
Feb. 18: Western - McMaster 95-89
Feb. 15: Windsor - McMaster 91-87
Feb. 18: McGill - Bishop's 89-71
Feb. 18: Ottawa - Ryerson 88-94
Feb. 18: Algoma - Nipissing 88-87
Feb. 17: Dalhousie - St.Mary's 88-83
Feb. 17: Acadia - St.Francis X. 88-82
Feb. 17: Carleton - Ryerson 82-77
Feb. 18: Guelph - Waterloo 76-74
Feb. 18: Lakehead - Laurier 75-78
Feb. 18: Dalhousie - Acadia 75-63
Feb. 17: Ottawa - Toronto 74-54
Feb. 17: Laval - UQAM 73-62
Feb. 17: Queen's - York 70-60
Feb. 18: Windsor - Brock 69-91
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: Carleton - Toronto 100-36
Feb. 19: Cape Breton - UPEI


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Conor MORGAN
  UBC
  (203-G/F-94)
  Avg: 23.1
 1. Morgan, UBC23.1 
 2. Gray, Laurentian22.8 
 3. Cooper, Calgary22.7 
 4. Johnson, Toronto21.9 
 5. Scott, UPEI21.0 
 6. Clayton, St.Mary''s20.5 
 7. Jean-Louis, Cape B.20.4 
 8. Bercy, St.Franc.20.2 
 9. Gilmore, McMaster20.1 
 10. Kokko, Laurier19.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dut DUT
  UPEI
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Dut, UPEI11.5 
 2. Bercy, St.Franc.11.0 
 3. Pereira, Waterloo10.8 
 4. Osayande, Saskatch.10.6 
 5. Nissen, Acadia9.9 
 6. Elgadi, Brock9.8 
 7. Ross, Mount Royal9.8 
 8. Graham, Queen''s9.5 
 9. Dinkins, Lakehead9.4 
 10. Gilmore, McMaster9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Javon MASTERS
  UNB
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Masters, UNB6.2 
 2. Mata, Dalhousie5.9 
 3. Keane, Carleton5.3 
 4. Miller, Acadia5.0 
 5. Bonhomme, Manitoba4.8 
 6. Dulay, UFV4.7 
 7. Burdeaux, Lethb.4.5 
 8. Clayton, St.Mary''s4.4 
 9. Farkic, Western4.4 
 10. Rocca, Windsor4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Dejon BURDEAUX
  Lethb.
  (183-PG-)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Burdeaux, Lethb.3.6 
 2. Agada, Ottawa3.1 
 3. Jenkins, Western2.9 
 4. Small, Ryerson2.6 
 5. Kapinga, Calgary2.5 
 6. Bermillo, Bishop''s2.4 
 7. Mata, Dalhousie2.3 
 8. Dulay, UFV2.2 
 9. Masters, UNB2.2 
 10. Ogundokun, McGill2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane OSAYANDE
  Saskatch.
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Osayande, Saskatch.2.5 
 2. Graham, Queen''s2.1 
 3. Oirbans, Winnipeg1.9 
 4. Paul, Brandon1.8 
 5. Layton, Mount R.1.7 
 6. Debache, UQAM1.6 
 7. Nissen, Acadia1.6 
 8. Yengue, Laurentian1.5 
 9. James, MacEwan1.5 
 10. Morgan, UBC1.5 



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  CBL  

CBL Standings

CBL Standings
 1. Scarborough 9-2 
 2. Durham 5-5 
 3. Hamilton 5-6 
 4. Wellington 2-8 

Regular Season: Round 8

Feb. 17: Hamilton - Durham 97-83
Feb. 18: Scarborough - Wellington
Feb. 20: Wellington - Durham



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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 11-22 
 5. Tinguiririca S.F. 10-23 
 6. CDU Catolica 7-27 
Conferencia Sur
 1. Osorno 22-10 
 2. AB Ancud 19-13 
 3. CD Valdivia 18-12 
 4. Puerto Montt 15-16 
 5. Las Animas 15-18 
 6. CD Castro 14-20 

Elimination Round: Round 2

Feb. 18: CDU Catolica - Puente Alto 76-74
Feb. 18: CD Castro - Puerto Montt 72-80

Elimination Round: Round 3

Feb. 19: Las Animas - Puerto Montt
Feb. 19: Tinguiririca S.F. - Puente Alto



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  CHINA  

Stats Leaders - CBA

Points Per Game
 Errick MCCOLLUM
  North C.
  (185-PG-88)
  Avg: 37.2
 1. McCollum, North C.37.2 
 2. Brooks, Jiangsu D.36.4 
 3. Fredette, Shanghai.36.3 
 4. Cunningham, Jiang.34.0 
 5. Franklin, Shanxi Zh.33.8 
 6. Brown, Jilin NE T.33.3 
 7. Hudson, Liaoning H.32.1 
 8. Adams, Xinjiang FT32.0 
 9. Jones, Qingdao E.30.3 
 10. Warren, Zhejiang.29.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Malcolm THOMAS
  Jilin N.
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 16.5
 1. Thomas, Jilin N.16.5 
 2. Haddadi, Sichu.16.0 
 3. Thompson, Shandong.14.3 
 4. Hickson, Fujian QB13.4 
 5. Sakakini, TianJ.13.3 
 6. Lampe, Shenzhen L.12.7 
 7. Batista, North C.12.7 
 8. Dalembert, Shanxi Z.12.3 
 9. Han, Liaoning H.12.2 
 10. Diogu, Jiangsu TX11.1 
Assists Per Game
 Jamaal FRANKLIN
  Shanxi Zh.
  (196-SG-91)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Franklin, Shanxi Zh.8.7 
 2. Fortson, Guangsha.8.4 
 3. Jeter, TianJin S.8.0 
 4. Pargo, Shenzhen L.6.9 
 5. Buycks, Fujian QB6.4 
 6. Sloan, Guangdong ST6.4 
 7. Jones, Qingdao E.6.0 
 8. Adams, Xinjiang FT6.0 
 9. Warren, Zhejiang.5.8 
 10. Brown, Zhejiang CB5.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jamaal FRANKLIN
  Shanxi Zh.
  (196-SG-91)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Franklin, Shanxi Zh.3.3 
 2. Sui, Shandong FB2.8 
 3. Brown, Zhejiang CB2.7 
 4. Fortson, Guangsha.2.6 
 5. Blatche, Xinjiang.2.5 
 6. Kamrani, Jilin N.2.4 
 7. Hudson, Liaoning H.2.4 
 8. Zhong, Jilin NE T.2.3 
 9. Kennedy, Guangzhou2.3 
 10. McCollum, North C.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Yuchen ZOU
  Bayi R.
  (203-F-96)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Zou, Bayi R.2.6 
 2. Zhou, Xinjiang FT2.2 
 3. Dalembert, Shanxi Z.2.0 
 4. Haddadi, Sichu.2.0 
 5. Smith, Sichuan BW2.0 
 6. Kirk, Guangzhou1.9 
 7. Blatche, Xinjiang.1.7 
 8. Sun, Beijing D.1.6 
 9. Lalanne, Zhejiang.1.5 
 10. Yi, Guangdong ST1.5 



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KK Cedevita demolish KK Jolly JBS to seal Cup title - by Eurobasket News

KK Cedevita - KK Jolly 102-66

KK Cedevita demolish KK Jolly JBS to seal Cup title in Croatia. Cedevita erupted for a 102-66 win at the Arena Sport. Both teams started well, however Cedevita managed to score 30 points in the first period to take a 13-point advantage after the first 10 minutes of the game. They posted an 18-14 rally in the second frame for a 48-31 lead. Both teams netted 25 points each in the third quarter, while KK Cedevita closed the game with a massive 29-10 surge.
Six players scored in double figures as Ryan Boatright (183-PG-92, college: Connecticut) led them all with 16 points. Marko Tomas (201-G-85) netted 15 and Ra'shad James (188-G-90, college: Kaiser) brought 13. Mike Scott (183-PG-93, college: Idaho, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) and Bruno Markulin (195-SF-92) ended up with 13 points in a loss.

KK Cedevita: Ryan Boatright 16, Marko Tomas 15, Ra'shad James 13
KK Jolly: Mike Scott 13, Bruno Markulin 13



Cedevita take fourth straight Cup Kresimir Cosic, Miro Bilan MVP - by Zeljko Zule

Cedevita extended their dominance in the Croatian Cup Kresimir Cosic by beating Jolly JBS Sibenik 102-66 in the 2017 Finals to win fourth straight title. Miro Bilan (213-C-89, agency: BeoBasket) (213-C-89) finished with 12 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists in just 22 minutes and was named the MVP of the Final-Eight tournament. Ryan Boatright (183-PG-92, college: Connecticut) led all scorers with 16 points, Marko Tomas (201-G-85) added 15 points, all on 3-pointers, Ra'shad James (188-G-90, college: Kaiser) 13, Filip Kruslin (198-SG-89) 12 and Marko Arapovic (207-C/F-96) 10.
After trailing 1-5, Cedevita scored seven consecutive points to go up 8-5 and never looked back from there. Jolly tied the score only once (8-8) and Cedevita took control of the game behind a 14-3 run for a 32-17 lead early in the second quarter. Cedevita shot 54-percent from the field (37-of-69) including 14-of-29 behind the 3-point line and outrebounded Jolly 44-26, picking up 14 offensive rebound.
It was the first Croatian Cup finals for Jolly. Mike Scott (183-PG-93, college: Idaho) and Bruno Markulin (195-SF-92) both scored 13 points, Brandon Penn (203-F-90, college: Rider), Josip Bilinovac (191-SG-90) and Jozo Brkic (211-F/C-86) all posted 10 points.

2017 Croatian Cup Kresimir Cosic Finals (Sibenik, February 18)
Cedevita-Jolly JBS 102-66 (20-17, 18-14, 25-25, 29-10)
CEDEVITA: *James 13, Kruslin 12 (0-2), *Boatright 16 (7-7), Katic 5, *Zganec 6 (4-6), Musa 9, *Bilan 12 (1-2), Begic 4 (2-2), Rogic, *Tomas 15, Arapovic 10. Coach: Mrsic.
JOLLY JBS: *Scott 13 (2-3), Penn 10, Klepo, Dosen 3 (1-2), *Markulin 13 (1-1), Maric, *Bilinovac 10 (3-4), Papac 4, Perkovic, *Novacic 3, Brkic 10 (2-2), *Spralja. Coach: Velic.
MVP: Miro Bilan.

Semifinals: Cedevita-Zadar 92-75, Jolly JBS-Cibona 82-75.
Quarterfinals: Kvarner 2010-Cedevita 76-98, Jolly JBS-Zagreb 83-76, Split-Zadar 64-80, GKK Sibenik-Cibona 75-77.



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CEZ Nymburk edge Opava to seal Hyundai Final 4 Cup trophy - by Eurobasket News

CEZ Nymburk beat Opava to seal Cup trophy in Prostejov. The defending Czech champions posted a comfortable 72-52 win in the Final. They won the first period 19-14 and added a 21-14 rally in the second frame for a 12-point halftime advantage. Moreover CEZ Nymburk closed the game with a 16-8 run to triumph in the Hyundai FINAL 4.
Howard Sant-Roos (200-F-91) top-scored for the winners with 16 points and Bryon Allen (193-G-92, college: George Mason) added 15. Martin Gniadek (203-C-90) replied with 11 points in the losing effort.
In the game for the third place Pardubice edged Orli Prostejov 90-51.



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Stats Leaders - Basketligaen

Points Per Game
 Devaughn AKOON-PURCELL
  Bakken
  (196-G-93)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Akoon-P., Bakken21.4 
 2. Bello, Randers19.0 
 3. Burgess, Randers18.6 
 4. Haas, SISU17.5 
 5. Mack, Horsens IC17.5 
 6. Nielsen, Randers16.9 
 7. McGrew, SI.16.9 
 8. Sandager, Stevn.16.5 
 9. Champagnie, Stevn.16.4 
 10. Dranginis, SISU16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tanner MCGREW
  SI.
  (203-F-93)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. McGrew, SI.10.7 
 2. Champagnie, Stevn.10.0 
 3. Sane, Naestved9.7 
 4. Smith, Horsholm8.6 
 5. NaNa, Svendborg7.6 
 6. Baru, SISU7.4 
 7. Moten, Svendborg7.2 
 8. Midtgaard, Horsh.7.0 
 9. Trist, Horsens IC6.7 
 10. Artino, Horsens IC6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Frederik NIELSEN
  Horsholm
  (178-PG-88)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Nielsen, Horsholm6.7 
 2. Burgess, Randers5.8 
 3. Dranginis, SISU4.5 
 4. Gesell, Bakken4.2 
 5. Lundberg, Horse.3.9 
 6. Lanegger, Naestved3.9 
 7. Nielsen, Randers3.7 
 8. Mack, Horsens IC3.7 
 9. McGrew, SI.3.6 
 10. Mitchell, Naestved3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Myles MACK
  Horsens IC
  (175-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Mack, Horsens IC2.5 
 2. Bello, Randers2.2 
 3. Burgess, Randers2.0 
 4. Borovcanin, Horse.1.9 
 5. Nielsen, Horsholm1.8 
 6. Akoon-P., Bakken1.8 
 7. Gesell, Bakken1.8 
 8. Adjehi, SISU1.7 
 9. Smith, Horsholm1.7 
 10. Mitchell, Naestved1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jyles SMITH
  Horsholm
  (209-PF-92)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Smith, Horsholm1.3 
 2. Sane, Naestved1.2 
 3. Diouf, Bakken1.1 
 4. Aboubakar Za., Svendbor.1.1 
 5. Baru, SISU1.0 
 6. Colas, Randers1.0 
 7. Adjehi, SISU1.0 
 8. Christoffers., Bak.0.9 
 9. Moten, Svendborg0.9 
 10. Dranginis, SISU0.9 


Standings - 1st Division

1st Division Standings
 1. Wolfpack/BMS 13-0 
 2. Koge BK 11-2 
 3. EBAA 7-5 
 4. Vaerlose 7-5 
 5. Amager BK 7-6 
 6. BMI Bloodhounds 6-6 
 7. Virum 4-7 
 8. SBBC 2015 3-9 
 9. Birkerod 2-10 
 10. Aalborg 1-11 

Regular Season: Round 16

Feb. 18: Amager BK - BMI Bloodhounds 97-84
Mar. 4: Amager BK - Virum
Mar. 4: Aalborg - BMI Bloodhounds
Mar. 4: Wolfpack/BMS - SBBC 2015
Feb. 25: Koge BK - EBAA
Mar. 5: Vaerlose - Birkerod
Feb. 19: Virum - BMI Bloodhounds
Feb. 26: Birkerod - SBBC 2015
Feb. 27: EBAA - Vaerlose


Ligaen Round 24: SISU defeat leader Horsens IC - by Eurobasket News

The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, favorites losing the games and even winless team recording their first victory.

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Horsens IC (19-3) in Copenhagen on Thursday night. Visitors were defeated by sixth ranked SISU (10-13) 91-86. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Horsens IC. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. They outrebounded Horsens IC 54-38 including 18 on the offensive glass. 30 personal fouls committed by Horsens IC helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American forward Tanner McGrew (203-93, college: W.Virg.Wesl., agency: Duran International) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 18 rebounds. Ivorian forward Adjehi Baru (206-91, college: Charleston) contributed with 17 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. International guard Gabriel Lundberg (193-94) replied with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists for Horsens IC. Horsens IC's coach Arnel Dedic rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. SISU have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain sixth position with 10-13 record. Defending champion Horsens IC still keeps top place with three games lost. SISU are looking forward to face league's second-placed Bakken in Aarhus in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Horsens IC will play at home against Svendborg and is hoping to win this game.
An interesting game for Bakken (17-3) which played road game in Naestved against one of their biggest challengers Naestved (11-11). Second ranked Bakken managed to get a 5-point victory 83-78. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Trinidad and Tobago guard Devaughn Akoon-Purcell (196-93, college: Illinois St.) who helped to win the game recording 29 points and 5 rebounds and Chris Christoffersen who added 11 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was Guamanian-American guard Earnest Ross (196-91, college: Missouri) with 22 points and 5 rebounds. Bakken have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 17-3 record having 2 victories less than leader Horsens IC. Naestved at the other side keeps the third place with 11 games lost. They share the position with Horsholm. Bakken will play against SISU (#6) in Copenhagen in the next round. Naestved will play on the road against Horsholm and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Bakken (17-3) which played road game in Svendborg against 4th ranked Svendborg (11-12). Second ranked Bakken managed to get a 12-point victory 97-85. The winners were led by Devaughn Akoon-Purcell who scored that evening 31 points and 5 assists. Bakken's coach Jakob Freil used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 16 points and 5 rebounds by Cameron Jones did not help to save the game for Svendborg. Bakken have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 17-3 record having 2 victories less than leader Horsens IC. Svendborg lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth place with 12 games lost. Bakken will meet at home SISU (#6) in the next round. Svendborg will play against the league's leader Horsens IC in Horsens and hope to secure a win.
Stevnsgade's fans can finally celebrate the first win of their team after 21 consecutive losses. They used home court advantage to defeat Randers (9-15) 106-92. The best player for the winners was Davie Champagnie who had a double-double by scoring 22 points, 19 rebounds and 6 assists. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Stevnsgade maintains eighth position with 1-21 record. It was Randers' third loss in a row. They keep the seventh place with 15 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
The game between fifth ranked Horsholm (11-11) and 8th ranked Stevnsgade (1-21) in Horsholm on Wednesday ended with biggest points difference. Horsholm beat guests from Stevnsgade 79-65. It was a good game for Frederik Nielsen who led his team to a victory with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Horsholm moved-up to third place, which they share with Naestved. Stevnsgade lost twenty first consecutive game. They stay dead last with 21 lost games. Horsholm will face Naestved (#4) at home in the next round.

Stevnsgade - Randers 106-92

Stevnsgade's fans can finally celebrate the first win of their team after 21 consecutive losses. They used home court advantage to defeat Randers (9-15) 106-92. It looked good early as Randers took a 11-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Stevnsgade took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 14 points. They outrebounded Randers 42-23 including a 19-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. 31 personal fouls committed by Randers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American power forward Davie Champagnie (206-90, college: Martin Methodist) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points, 19 rebounds and 6 assists. The other American import Alonzo Brooks (201-84, college: Central Mo.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 28 points and 12 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international swingman Chris Nielsen (193-85) who recorded 32 points and 5 assists and Nigerian-American guard Deuce Bello (193-92, college: E.Tenn.St.) added 19 points respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Stevnsgade maintains eighth position with 1-21 record. It was Randers' third loss in a row. They keep the seventh place with 15 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Stevnsgade: A.Brooks 28+12reb+1ast, J.Sandager 24+2reb+1ast, D.Champagnie 22+19reb+6ast, F.Rajovic 19+2reb+3ast, J.Tyrelle Young 6+1ast, H.Nielsen 3+1reb+3ast
Randers: C.Nielsen 32+1reb+5ast, D.Bello 19+1reb+1ast, E.Kibi 12+5reb, S.Carter 11+1reb+1ast, A.James 8+3reb, B.Colas 7+7reb
gschID: 489095


Naestved - Bakken 78-83

An interesting game for Bakken (17-3) which played road game in Naestved against one of their biggest challengers Naestved (11-11). Second ranked Bakken managed to get a 5-point victory 83-78. Naestved was ahead by 4 points at the halftime before a 46-37 second half run of Bakken. They made 20-of-26 charity shots (76.9 percent) during the game. Naestved was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Trinidad and Tobago guard Devaughn Akoon-Purcell (196-93, college: Illinois St.) who helped to win the game recording 29 points and 5 rebounds and the former international center Chris Christoffersen (218-79, college: Oregon) who added 11 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was Guamanian-American guard Earnest Ross (196-91, college: Missouri) with 22 points and 5 rebounds and American power forward Phillip Nolan (210-93, college: Connecticut, agency: Two Points) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Bakken have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 17-3 record having 2 victories less than leader Horsens IC. Naestved at the other side keeps the third place with 11 games lost. They share the position with Horsholm. Bakken will play against SISU (#6) in Copenhagen in the next round. Naestved will play on the road against Horsholm and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bakken: D.Akoon-Purcell 29+5reb+2ast, A.Darboe 14+3reb+4ast, C.Christoffersen 11+11reb+1ast, T.Laerke 10+3reb, M.Sahlertz 9+2reb+1ast, M.Gesell 8+3reb+1ast
Naestved: E.Ross 22+5reb+1ast, D.Mitchell 15+3reb+2ast, P.Onwenu 12+3reb+1ast, P.Nolan 11+11reb+1ast, M.Lanegger 6+4reb+3ast, M.Christensen 5+4reb
gschID: 536640


SISU - Horsens IC 91-86

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Horsens IC (19-3) in Copenhagen on Thursday night. Visitors were defeated by sixth ranked SISU (10-13) 91-86. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Horsens IC. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. They outrebounded Horsens IC 54-38 including 18 on the offensive glass. 30 personal fouls committed by Horsens IC helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American forward Tanner McGrew (203-93, college: W.Virg.Wesl., agency: Duran International) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 18 rebounds. Ivorian forward Adjehi Baru (206-91, college: Charleston) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. International guard Gabriel Lundberg (193-94) replied with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists and Bosnian swingman Vedran Borovcanin (200-85) added 17 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Horsens IC. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Horsens IC's coach Arnel Dedic rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. SISU have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain sixth position with 10-13 record. Defending champion Horsens IC still keeps top place with three games lost. SISU are looking forward to face league's second-placed Bakken in Aarhus in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Horsens IC will play at home against Svendborg and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
SISU: T.McGrew 20+18reb+1ast, A.Baru 17+12reb, A.Touray 15+3reb+1ast, D.Wilson 13+7reb+7ast, K.Dranginis 11+7reb+2ast, A.Haas 8+2reb+2ast
Horsens IC: D.Trist 23+4reb+1ast, V.Borovcanin 17+7reb+6ast, L.Alexander 16+6reb+2ast, M.Mornar 16+2reb, G.Lundberg 12+12reb+9ast, C.Lindberg 2+1reb
gschID: 536641


Horsholm - Stevnsgade 79-65

The game between fifth ranked Horsholm (11-11) and 8th ranked Stevnsgade (1-21) in Horsholm on Wednesday ended with biggest points difference. Horsholm beat guests from Stevnsgade 79-65. The game was mostly controlled by Horsholm. Stevnsgade was better in second period 18-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for the former international point guard Frederik Nielsen (178-88) who led his team to a victory with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. The former international point guard Mikael Nielsen (180-90) contributed with 14 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Five Horsholm players scored in double figures. American power forward Davie Champagnie (206-90, college: Martin Methodist) replied with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 16 rebounds and forward Filip Rajovic (190-97) added 11 points in the effort for Stevnsgade. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Horsholm moved-up to third place, which they share with Naestved. Stevnsgade lost twenty first consecutive game. They stay dead last with 21 lost games. Horsholm will face Naestved (#4) at home in the next round.
Top scorers:
Horsholm: J.Smith 16+7reb, M.Nielsen 14+8reb+3ast, A.Midtgaard 12+12reb, F.Nielsen 12+6reb+8ast, D.Harder 10, E.Hjorth 5+1reb+1ast
Stevnsgade: D.Champagnie 14+16reb+1ast, F.Rajovic 11+4reb, J.Sandager 10+4reb, J.Visaq 7+3reb+2ast, R.Espersen 6, M.Osman 6
gschID: 536607


Svendborg - Bakken 85-97

An interesting game for Bakken (17-3) which played road game in Svendborg against 4th ranked Svendborg (11-12). Second ranked Bakken managed to get a 12-point victory 97-85. The game was mostly controlled by Bakken. Svendborg managed to win second period 26-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Bakken dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Svendborg's 44. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The winners were led by American-Trinidad and Tobago guard Devaughn Akoon-Purcell (196-93, college: Illinois St.) who scored that evening 31 points and 5 assists and Estonian forward Kristjan Kitsing (205-90, agency: Octagon Europe) supported him with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Bakken's coach Jakob Freil used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 16 points and 5 rebounds by American guard Cameron Jones (193-93, college: Radford) did not help to save the game for Svendborg. His fellow American import point guard Stefan Bonneau (177-87, college: LIU Post) added 18 points. Four Svendborg players scored in double figures. Bakken have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 17-3 record having 2 victories less than leader Horsens IC. Svendborg lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth place with 12 games lost. Bakken will meet at home SISU (#6) in the next round. Svendborg will play against the league's leader Horsens IC in Horsens and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Bakken: D.Akoon-Purcell 31+2reb+5ast, K.Kitsing 17+6reb+2ast, T.Laerke 14+6reb+4ast, E.Palm 9+6reb+4ast, M.Sahlertz 6, M.Gesell 6+4ast
Svendborg: S.Bonneau 18+2reb+2ast, C.Jones 16+5reb+2ast, D.Moten 14+7reb, A.Bak 12+2reb+1ast, C.Magaard 7+3ast, M.Seilund 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 533688





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  D-LEAGUE  


Scott Wood Wins NBA D-League Three-Point Contest - by Eurobasket News

Santa Cruz Warriors guard Scott Wood (6'6''-F-90, college: N.Carolina St.) won the 2017 NBA D-League Three-Point Contest today with a score of 23 points in the final round of the contest at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Wood (6-5, 185-lb) scored 18 points in the Three Point Contest's preliminary round to move onto the final round, which was held during the halftime of the 2017 NBA D-League All-Star Game. Wood tied for first place in the preliminary round with Devondrick Walker (6'5''-G-92, college: Tex.A&M-Comm.) (18 points) of the Delaware 87ers. In the final round of the Three Point Contest, Scott Wood's 23 points edged Walker's final total of 21 points en route to being named the champion of the contest. "I'm really blessed for this opportunity," said Scott Wood after winning the Three Point Contest. "Without the staff and players in Santa Cruz, I wouldn't be here. I appreciate all of the fans that supported me throughout the way, and I appreciate everything that Santa Cruz has done for me." Wood averages 14.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game in 31.6 minutes. He averages 43.7% shooting from beyond-the-arc and recently broke Santa Cruz's all-time franchise record for made three-point shots in a game (10) in the Jan. 28 home game vs. Rio Grande Valley. Santa Cruz's Dennis Clifford (7'1''-C-92, college: Boston Coll.) participated in the 2017 NBA D-League All-Star game where the East defeated the West 105-100. Clifford had 2 points, 3 rebounds, and 1 assist in 9 minutes for Team West. Briante Weber (6'2''-PG-92, college: VCU), playing on assignment from Golden State, finished with 4 points, 2 assists, and 2 steals in 15 minutes.
Courtesy of: oursportscentral.com



Quinn Cook wins D-League All-Star Game MVP - by Eurobasket News

Quinn Cook (6'2''-PG-93, college: Duke) was named MVP of the 2017 NBA Development League All-Star Game presented by Kumho Tire after leading the East to a 105-100 victory Saturday afternoon in New Orleans. Cook's award is the first in Canton Charge history. The reigning NBA D-League Rookie of the Year tallied a game-high 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting (70%) from the field while dishing a game-high 12 assists and grabbing seven rebounds in a game-high 25 minutes for Jerry Stackhouse 's Eastern Conference team. A 10-0 run capped by a Vander Blue (6'5''-SG-92, college: Marquette) layup cut the East lead to 101-100 with 1:13 remaining. Maine's Marcus Georges-Hunt (6'5''-F-94, college: Georgia Tech) pushed the lead to three with a layup of his own. Following a missed three point attempt by the West's Vander Blue, Cook drilled an 18 foot jumper with 13.8 seconds remaining to seal the East win at 105-100. Canton Charge teammate Eric Moreland (6'10''-F-91, college: Oregon St.) impressed in his All-Star debut, narrowly missing out on his accustomed double-double by scoring nine points and grabbing nine rebounds off the bench. Cook currently ranks second in scoring, posting 26.2 points per game and fifth in assists, dropping 6.2 per contest. Moreland ranks second in the NBA D-League in rebounding, nabbing 11.6 boards per game.
Courtesy of: foxsports.com



Troy Williams Crowned 2017 D-League Slam Dunk Champion - by Eurobasket News

Troy Williams (6'7''-SF-94, college: Indiana) defeated defending champion Johnathan Jordan (5'10''-PG-92, college: Texas A&M-CC) of Raptors 905 in the final round to win the 2017 NBA D-League All-Star Slam Dunk contest, presented by Verizon, Saturday afternoon at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. With the victory, Williams becomes the first player in Iowa Energy history to capture the Slam Dunk title. The final round, which took place during halftime of the 2017 D-League All-Star game, consisted of two dunks per participant. Out of a possible 50 points per dunk, Williams scored 44 and 41 points respectively to defeat Jordan (39, 38).
Preliminaries were held earlier in the morning and began as a field of six including: Trashon Burrell (6'7''-F) (Long Island), Alfonso McKinnie (Windy City), Derek Cooke (6'9''-F-91, college: Wyoming) Jr. (Northern Arizona), Alex Poythress (6'8''-F-93, college: Kentucky) (Fort Wayne), Jordan (Raptors 905), and Williams (Iowa). Poythress was injured and did not participate in the event. The first round consisted of two dunks per contestant, with the highest two scores reaching the finals. Williams' first two dunks of 46 and a perfect score of 50 gave him the highest total of the round.
Courtesy of: oursportscentral.com



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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  


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

Obras Basket Buenos Aires (LigaA) signed experienced 35-year old American point guard Andre Barrett (180-82, college: Seton Hall). He played last summer at Indios de San Francisco in LNB league in Dominican Republic, but left. But in three games he had just 1.7ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.7apg. 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. Great season 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.
The former Seton Hall University staris in his 13th (hopefully lucky) season in pro basketball.
He won Spanish ACB championship title in 2009.
Barrett was a member of USA international program for some years. He was called to USA Senior National Team back in 2003 and previously for University National Team in 2001.
Barrett is quite experienced player. He has played in four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Barrett 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).
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

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  ESTONIA  

Standings - KML

Alexela KML Standings
 1. TU/Rock 16-2 
 2. Kalev/Cramo 13-2 
 3. Rapla 11-6 
 4. Parnu 11-9 
 5. TTU 10-7 
 6. TLU/Kalev 6-12 
 7. Tarvas 5-13 
 8. Valga 5-13 
 9. Noorteliiga 0-13 

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 18: Rapla - Noorteliiga 83-57
Feb. 18: TLU/Kalev - TU/Rock 63-110
Feb. 21: Valga - Noorteliiga



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The Bartzokas case in Barcelona: You've lost that lovin' feelin'.. - by Dimitris Katsionis

You've lost that lovin' feelin'..

By Dimitris Katsionis on 13 February 2017

The greatest triumphs of propaganda have been achieved not by acting, but by omitting. Truth is important, but, from a practical viewpoint, hiding the truth is even more so.The Catalans are experiencing more intensely the feeling of a 'bad season' at Palau Blaugrana, however, very few focus on the real sources of the problem. Hoopfellas sheds light to the Barcelona situation.

Once the Egyptians built pyramids. The Greeks built the Parthenon. Europeans built their amazing cathedrals during the Middle Ages. The Americans built their incredible skyscrapers. Coach Bartsokas built Euroleague basketball rosters..

Today, after a season at Krasnodar, where he got extremely close to a triumph , he feels doubt knocking on his door in a situation that is his dream job.
Barcelona's performance in the previous Euroleague game (before last night's 92-72 against Manresa) against Galata was not just a bad night, nor a bad gameplan from the coaching staff, or the players' failure to execute that plan. The problem is deeper. Barcelona is 'ill' and have been dragging their illness within a toxic (for them) situation for quite some time now. At this point the people's reactions have put more pressure on everyone, from the front office to the last person in the coaching staff. What is really happening though? Is this unnatural or realistic?

Great changes: In order to build, you have to dismantle...

George Bartsokas beat Barcelona last year and did not allow them to get to the Final 4. Barcelona had many problems in areas they used to be strong: defence and rebounding. At the same time, there was a strong feeling of wanting something fresh, a change that would regenerate the cells of the basketball section at Palau Blaugrana. The 52 year old coach was deemed the most appropriate person to improve the team in these areas aiming to change their character in the second half of the season and the title games.
We have pointed out the coach's effort to change the nature of Barcelona's defence under the guidance of coach Bartsokas, and it is obvious that there is an intention to give the team a more aggressive character and bring another culture to Palau Blaugrana. They would not be an artistic team, but a fighting team. However, in the 'city of artists' the culture the coach was bringing with him is not a radical change, but a painful shock on Barcelona's basketball section, which is used to other norms. This is a complex procedure that takes time. On one hand, the team's ability to add players and satisfy what the coach wants has been a matter of discussion, but, on the other hand it is not easy for a coach to do what he has in mind, when there is already a 9 player roster when he joins the team, especially if these players have entirely different ideals. Last year at Krasnodar, he chose 5 out of the 7 core players of the team in another situation altogether.

Good thinking, bad placement.

Tyrece Rice is an experienced player. He is one of the very few guards that can take over the game and bring their opponent to their knees when he starts his engines. The F4 in Milan gave him the contract -if not the label -of a proven winner. The American guard played excellent basketball at Moscow, where together with Petteri Coponen, they were the Khimki's driving force, as they are two guards that are excellent in creating for their teammates and execute through personal plays. The fun to watch offense of Khimki, looked like a train which goes in the rights track with these guards. Correct... Coach Bartsokas invested in this image, and the chemistry these two players had developed, and he believed that he would be able to count on them for the new Barcelona offense. The screenplay's adaptation to the cinema was not that simple and it was presented with certain difficulties.

Both David Blatt's Maccabi and Khimki were a completely different environment from the one coach Bartsokas is trying to establish in Barcelona since last summer. They have major differences to what this year's Barcelona is playing; this is not turning a page, but altering the book altogether. Rimas Kurtinaitis' Khimki was methodically one of the best-structured offences in Europe. They relied on the principle 'the ball travels faster than a pair of feet' and built an offence which was, without a hint of exaggeration, a mixture of Passing-Spacing & Movement, like the one Brose is playing today in half court and the fast pace of CSKA, playing in a high tempo and relying on Rice's ability to make the fast break in conjunction with the ability of his teammates to run the court 'together' (top in deploying). All the players that went to the Moscow region that year were chosen to serve a specific purpose in Kurtinaitis' plan. Big guys such as Augustine, Paul Davis, Monya, Loncar, floor spacers such as KC Rivers-Fridzon, playmakers with the ability to both create and execute (Sved, Koponen, Rice). Clearly a different environment both competitively and emotionally (in regards to pressure and expectations)

This year, Rice is asked to function in a different environment, which does not stress his main skills. He has less chances to run and create in the open court, whereas in set basketball, poor spacing (especially since Tomic's performance is in free fall) and the increased amount of turnovers (derived from the fact that the players have not yet learned to function together and play next to each other). The American does not have the final step of Mike James in order to get to the rim. He is, however, extremely agile in the open court, even when he does not score. After Renfroe was added, and following the nights where Rice's wreckage hit rock bottom, as Barcelona completely depended on him in the final minutes of the games, I was convinced that the coach would try the guard pair of Renfroe-Koponen in the starting unit, which can put more pressure on the ball and maybe circulate the ball faster in half court. We did not see that happen. Maybe (just maybe) the coach should process the idea of giving Rice a 6th player role, without decreasing his playing time.

Post Presence What..?

It's a fact that coach George Bartsokas' strengths were never associated with the creation of a very effective diverse offence. He had never showed anything complex in this part, and he was never an offensive minded guru who would build an offense that would open one door after the other, where movement would be harmonious and would have deep roots of fundamentals. He relies more on the release of offensive energy through defence, in the exemplary execution of situations in the weak side or the PnR and mainly on the individual ability of his players, who preferably should 'be able to shoot and pass properly'. Compared to the previous regime at Barcelona, his offensive philosophy represents a simpler, more direct approach, which is faster to learn. How easy is it, when the ground where you intend to sow is not fertile...?

In Barcelona, the fans and mainly the athletes themselves are used to a totally different competitive context. They are used to watch a good offense that is based on certain principles and teams that execute quickly both in the open court and half court. It is written in their DNA 'quality team offense and the player's individual talent becomes part of the team '. They like artists, not macho fighters. The change in what they are watching is a 'poor image' of this 'poor' period and this is what concerns them the most. Before the ... goodbye waving, especially at a time when Barcelona was having players come back from injuries and showed signs of a comeback, I had pointed out that their limited offense is what bothers more in Barcelona, not the bad results for a crowd that is used to (and demands) to see a good show. This is of course subjective. This is my two cents, for what they're worth. A good show may mean hustle plays, passion, simple albeit correct cooperations. The answer always varies depending on the mentality of the crowd and the identity the organisation has established.

Barcelona 2015-16 Barcelona 2016-17
70.3 PACE 68.9
111,0 OFF RATING 105,0
53.8 eFG% 52.2
105,3 DEF RATING 110.2

These numbers are not listed to compare the work of a coach that is on the bench for almost a decade to a coach that replaced him a few months ago, but to show the difference of how an average fan of the Catalan team sees it (in regards to what is offered). Coach Bartsokas has almost never effectively worked with Post-5s like Tomic. He got to a city and a situation where the team relied on a Heavy Post Offence in order to establish their offensive production and he knew that he would face certain difficulties in order to change things. The simpler, less complicated and with fewer offensive abilities roster of Krasnodar is not the same as the one he found in Barcelona, where there are many good scorers (without athleticism, not the most physical players and not the best defenders) and certain offensive characteristics, which he was expected to combine properly, mix all these ingredients and make a good dish. So, when your offensive philosophy is connected with certain situations and is not versatile, it is not easy to absorb all these characteristics and find an active role for all the players in your offense. It is much more difficult than in cases where you have two or three scorers and a few soldiers to support them and secure them by playing in a certain way with roles being clear.

Lack of athleticism and 'thirst'...

Last year,Barcelona showed signs of concern in areas that used to be the pillars of their game, such as defence and rebounding, and, as we pointed out earlier, the coach's resume would guarantee improvement in certain areas, which in title matches (especially in the Euroleague) are essential. However...

For coach Bartsokas this offseason there was the problem that he found players that were important for the organisation, who:

-most of them did not have the 'thirst' to go for the top, being over the hill in their carriers AND

-their presence required minutes that had their offensive, not their defensive performance as a point of reference.

The 'four Spanish players' rule 'tightened the rope' around the Catalan team's neck; they paid more than he was worth for Claver, they lost early the facilitator, Ribas, who provided balance for their backcourt and they were forced to rely (yet again and again and again) on the pair of Navaro-Oleson (36 and 33 years old). Under normal circumstances each of the former stars of the team (Navaro is the team itself, not just a star...) would play the role of the fifth guard in this year's backcourt, where La Bomba plays for 16 minutes and Oleason for 21.9 minutes, with everything that comes with that.

For Barcelona, in the competitive part (in the financial there was a profit) the fact that they lost two players like Satoranski and Abrines, who crossed over the Atlantic last year, from their backcourt was a great loss. Their absence left a great void in the physical/athletic package and the freshness they brought to the backcourt, and that void was never covered. Two guards that brought size, pace, defensive stops and both half court and transition execution, but mainly two players in a great age, away from lacking the 'thirst' of winning and constant recognition. The new day has already come at Palau Blaugrana and it finds Beracelona wearing the same worn-out clothes...

At the same time, the Catalans, much to everyone's surpsise, kept two light 4s with face up game and peripheral execution (Doelman, Vezeknov), while Claver moves to '3' in order to cover the absence of a defensive stopper in a position where the team has a void, which seems to be there on purpose (but wrongfully, as it turns out) and is not covered in order for everyone to fit in the rotation, by playing sometimes Big and sometimes Small, which results in the team not finding their rythm. Barcelona's frontcourt is Soft in the paint, and this is what restricts them from being more physical in their defence and put the pressure by putting their hand on the opponent. Ante Tomic is the tragic figure, like last year for a long while (you do remember our discussion, right?), and his stats in the last 5 Euroleague games are 3.2 points with 6/24 shots (and 7.9 rebounds)... I sincerely don't know if Faverani was the coach's decision, whereas Diagne's return was deemed necessary.

Under these circumstances and taking into account the constant injuries they have had to face so far, it has been difficult to gradually build piece-by-piece a good defence, which was the key for the coach's success last year at Krasnodar. Remember Bartsokas' view on how difficult it is to convince a Russian player to play concentrated defence for 40 minutes (which was his biggest problem when he got the job in western Russia.

To sum up, gentlemen, the coach is trying to radically change the psyche of this organisation. This is the reason why what we see Barcelona play at this time looks 'ugly'. Weird... If coach Bartsokas can make it and keep his position, he may be able to set the stage for something better, healthier and most of all different from what people are used to see in the next season and focus on ACB for this year. Just remember Fener's basketball in Obradovic's first season in Istanbul to understand the hardships the Greek coach has to face in order to establish his own competitive principles in an environment with a different culture. It won't be easy. However, every radical change, especially in an organisation with tradition, a certain basketball identity, is a difficult task. Nevertheless, seeing a Greek coach being at the head of the 'legend' of Catalonia is important. Coach, I hope (and secretly expect) that this time you will not 'be the change you want to see'.

Bring back that lovin' feelin'..

Read more on http://www.hoopfellas.gr/en/



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  FINLAND  

Standings - Korisliiga

Korisliiga Standings
 1. Helsinki Seagulls 20-6 
 2. Salon Vilpas 20-7 
 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 10-18 
 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. 18: KTP Basket - Salon Vilpas 83-92
Feb. 17: Pyrinto - Kouvot 83-78
Feb. 15: Helsinki Seagulls - Korihait 80-73

Regular Season: Round 31

Feb. 22: Helsinki Seagulls - KTP Basket
Feb. 22: Korihait - Kauhajoki
Feb. 22: Lapua - Pyrinto
Feb. 22: BC Nokia - Salon Vilpas


Standings - Division I

1st Standings
Division A
 1. Lahti 18-4 
 2. Espoo United 16-6 
 3. ToPo 14-8 
 4. Jyvaskyla BA 12-9 
 5. Oulun NMKY 11-10 
 6. Porvoon Tarmo 10-12 
 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 111-71

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


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 De''Andre UPCHURCH
  HyPo
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 36.1
 1. Upchurch, HyPo36.1 
 2. Bratton, Namika Lr30.1 
 3. Moultrie, PuHu J.28.3 
 4. Heinonen, Munkkini.24.4 
 5. Maxhuni, HBA-M.24.3 
 6. Rasi, Raholan Pyrkiva24.3 
 7. Vinson, Pyrinto II23.5 
 8. Cartharn, Espoo B.23.5 
 9. Daniels, PeU-Basket23.1 
 10. Jones, Oulun N.22.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  PuHu J.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 16.7
 1. Moultrie, PuHu J.16.7 
 2. Daniels, PeU-Basket13.7 
 3. Jallow, Jarvenpaa13.3 
 4. Harvey, Oulun N.12.7 
 5. Harris, Ura Basket12.2 
 6. Towa, Jarvenpaa11.5 
 7. Flemings, FoKoPo11.4 
 8. Stahl, Oulun N.11.2 
 9. Knihtinen, Korikouvot11.1 
 10. Blomqvist, HyPo10.3 
Assists Per Game
 Janne KINNUNEN
  Karkkila
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Kinnunen, Karkkila6.9 
 2. Kantonen, Korik.5.5 
 3. Salonen, Porvoon .5.4 
 4. Upchurch, HyPo5.1 
 5. Ivey, Espoo United4.9 
 6. Innamaa, TuNM.4.9 
 7. Ikavalko, Lahti4.4 
 8. Nikkarinen, HBA-M.4.2 
 9. Latvala, Ura Basket4.1 
 10. Kantonen, JyWe4.1 
Steals Per Game
 De''Andre UPCHURCH
  HyPo
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Upchurch, HyPo2.7 
 2. Bratton, Namika Lr2.7 
 3. Cartharn, Espoo B.2.7 
 4. Gouch, Espoo Basket2.6 
 5. Moultrie, PuHu J.2.3 
 6. Nikkarinen, HBA-M.2.2 
 7. Moore, ToPo2.2 
 8. Ceesay, Espoo B.2.2 
 9. Juvonen, Jyvaskyl.2.1 
 10. Kuusisto, ToPo2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Jerrah YOUNG
  Pyrinto II
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Young, Pyrinto II2.0 
 2. Moultrie, PuHu J.2.0 
 3. Reed, FoKoPo1.6 
 4. Ekimov, JyWe1.5 
 5. Fields, Lahti1.4 
 6. Rainamaa, PuHu J.1.4 
 7. Sandberg, TuNM.1.3 
 8. Polla, HBA-Marsky1.3 
 9. Harvey, Oulun N.1.3 
 10. Harris, Ura Basket1.1 



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  FRANCE  

Standings - N1

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

Regular Season: Round 24

Feb. 17: Lourdes - SAP Vaucluse 93-72
Feb. 18: RAC Basket - GET Vosges 90-84
Feb. 17: Angers BC - CFBB 90-60
Feb. 17: Chartres - St Vallier 81-72
Feb. 18: Challans - Quimper 75-72
Feb. 18: ALS Basket - Lorient 74-69
Feb. 17: Caen - Rennes 71-50
Feb. 18: Souffel - Orchies 69-74
Feb. 18: Vitre - Gries/Oberhoffen 63-77

Regular Season: Round 25

Feb. 25: Lorient - Souffel
Feb. 25: St Vallier - SAP Vaucluse
Feb. 25: Challans - Lourdes
Feb. 25: Gries/Oberhoffen - Angers BC
Feb. 25: GET Vosges - Vitre
Feb. 25: Quimper - RAC Basket
Feb. 25: CFBB - ALS Basket
Feb. 25: Orchies - Caen
Feb. 25: Rennes - Chartres


ASVEL and Monaco enter Leaders Cup Final - by Eurobasket News

ASVEL and Monaco will fight for the LNB Leaders Cup in Paris tomorrow.
ASVEL rolled past Pau-Lacq-Orthez 94:80 in the first semifinal battle of the day. Walter Hodge (183-PG-86, college: Florida) sank 18 points and issued 10 assists to pace the winners. ASVEL unloaded 51 points in the first half to gain a 13-point lead. They did not loosen the grasp in the second half and rallied to the win. Adrian Uter (200-F/C-84, college: Hofstra, agency: BeoBasket) accounted for 14 points in the victory. Ronald Lewis (193-SG-84, college: Ohio St., agency: Pensack Sports) responded with game-high 28 points for Pau-Lacq-Orthez.
Monaco held off Nanterre 81:76 to reach Final. Brandon Davies (208-C-91, college: BYU) was responsible for 19 points in the victory. Monaco and Nanterre went neck and neck throughout the first half. The scoreboard read 37:37 at the big break. Nanterre surged ahead for a three-point lead at the final intermission. But Monaco sank 25 points in the fourth term and marched to the win. Amara Sy (202-F-81, agency: BeoBasket) posted 16 points for the winning side. Spencer Butterfield (190-G/F-92, college: Utah St., agency: Three Eye Sports) answered with 19 points for Nanterre.



Boulazac lands Thomas Gipson, ex Correcaminos - by Eurobasket News

Boulazac Basket Dordogne (ProB) landed 24-year old American forward Thomas Gipson (201-125kg-93, college: Kansas State). He played recently at Correcaminos in Liga Americas. Gipson managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In three Liga Americas games he averaged 8.0ppg, 5.3rpg and 2.7apg this season. He ended last year at Khimik (Superleague) in Ukraine. But the most of that year Gipson spent at Chalon/Saor (ProA) where in 8 LPB games he had just 2.9ppg and 3.4rpg. He also played 4 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 3.5ppg and 5.8rpg.
Among other achievements Gipson received All-Big 12 Honorable Mention award in 2014 and 2015 at his college time.
Gipson has played previously professionally in Finland (Kouvot) and Mexico (Halcones de Ciudad Obregon).
He attended Kansas State until 2015 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FYR MACEDONIA  


Karpos Sokoli, Feni Industries, Rabotnicki and MZT Skopje continue to fight in the Macedonian Cup - by Mario Divanisov

The first day of the Macedonian Cup 2017 brought us excitement in the field in Kavadarci as nearly all teams fought hard to make it to the semifinals. However, the favorites justified their role in the quarterfinals and moved on to fight for the grand price.

Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje-Vardar Skopje 92-84

The first battle in the quarterfinals gave us a thrilling game as the youngsters Vardar Skopje managed to get back in the game from a huge deficit and arrange us a exciting finish to the game.
Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje started the game dominantly on both sides of the court and just after three minutes in the game they already had a double deficit lead snitching a 13-2 run in the opening minutes of the match. Dragan Nikolic 's men continued their exhibition till the end of the first quarter (30-13), which ended with the awakening of Vojce Levkoski (91) who scored the last four points for Vardar Skopje. The real excitement came in the second quarter as Vardar Skopje managed to keep Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje on only 7 points for almost 5 minutes of the game, in that time scoring perfectly in the attack to cut the lead to single digit (39-31) on the wings of Vojce Levkoski who had 18 points in the first half. However, Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje managed to get together and closed the first half with 9-2 streak to go up to double digit once again (53-37).
Despite the slow start of the second half coming from Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje, Vardar Skopje did not had much of an impact in the opening minutes as the youngsters mainly allowed Sokoli to use their turnovers and score from counterattacks that brought Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje to their biggest margin in the game of 20 points (67-47). The comfort lead once again was blown by Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje as they allowed Vardar Skopje to get back in the game in the second part of the third and the fourth quarter. In the last 10 minutes of the game Vardar Skopje played amazing defense and had a fair of scoring in the attack as minute by minute they managed to cut the deficit. The calm hand of Deji Ibitayo (193-G-93, college: Akron, agency: Mansfield and Associates) cut the lead to 4 points (86-82) with 27 seconds to go, but Sokoli managed to score 6/6 from the free throw line to seize the victory.
Macedonian national player Bojan Trajkovski (208-F/C-88, agency: Mansfield and Associates) had an amazing day leading Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje with 20 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds, while former national Darko Sokolov (189-G-86) backed his team mate with 18 points.
On the other side of the court, Deji Ibitayo played an all around game managing to grab a double-double of 17 points and 10 assists, while adding 5 rebound, but Vojce Levkoski was the first pointer in the team with 22 points.

KK Feni Industries - KK Ohrid AV 112-69


It was a blowout for the hosts of the tournament as KK Feni Industries stated their role again KK Ohrid AV managing to grab a 43 point win to seize a spot in the semifinals.
The game started as expected. KK Feni Industries played better in both sides of the court and just after 10 minutes of play they've had a decent lead of 24-12. However, on the wings of wonderful Devin Brooks (186-G-92, college: Creighton) the visitors from Ohrid managed to cup the deficit to 8 points (30-28) within the 5 minutes of the second quarter. The real power of KK Feni Industries was jet to be displayed as Ljupcho Malinkov 's men outblasted the visitors in the following minutes scoring 22 points and allowing only 9 in the last 5 minutes of the first half to go up to +21 (52-31) in the halftime break. Even here all the debuts of the game was done. In the second half (60-38) KK Feni Industries showed an exciting team play that followed up to six double digit played and not less than 31 assist (!!!).
KK Feni Industries sharp shooter Matija Ceskovic (192-G-81) led the team with 20 points, captain Kiril Nikolovski (210-F/C-88) added a double-double of 18 points and 13 rebounds, while he was joined by Branislav Djekic (209-F/C-91) with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Devin Brooks had an amazing debut for KK Ohrid AV leading the team with 37 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists.

KK Rabotnicki AD Skopje - KK Kumanovo 2009 87-81

The most exciting game was set to be one of the oldest Macedonian derby games. KK Rabotnicki AD Skopje and KK Kumanovo 2009 already played two exciting games this season and split the wins with home court advantage, but this time it was another question, a bigger stake and another thriller.
KK Rabotnicki AD Skopje started the game strongly. Marin Dokuzovski (agency: BeoBasket )'s men scored in their first three shoots outside the 3 point line and made two easy layups to go up by 13 (18-5) with 5 minutes played. KK Kumanovo 2009 was struggling to find their form in the first quarter as KK Rabotnicki AD Skopje took the opening 10 minutes with 24-13. The Macedonian vice champion played better in the second quarter, but did not manage to make a huge impact on the score, as for every KK Kumanovo 2009 brake, KK Rabotnicki AD Skopje had its own. However, KK Kumanovo 2009 managed to stay alive in the game with the points coming from the bench where Nikola Karakolev (197-SG-87) played an determined role.
KK Rabotnicki AD Skopje managed to control the game in start of the second half where in one moment they went ahead by 15 (45-30), but the most exciting part was jet to be reviled. KK Kumanovo 2009 straightened their defense in last minutes of the third quarter and grabbed a 4-0 to close the third quarter (63-51) cutting down to the deficit from the first half, but continuing their best performance in the last 10 minutes of the game. Marjan Janevski (203-F-88) started the last period with a 2+1 and then made a three point. Dimitar Karadzovski (190-G-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza) made a layup and scored a three point, Yonel Brown added a three aswell and in just three and a half minutes in the last period we had a 70-65 lead to KK Rabotnicki AD Skopje. After coach Dokuzovski's timeout KK Rabotnicki AD Skopje played better, went up ahead on a double digit lead, but jet again KK Kumanovo 2009 managed to split the deference to 4 points (79-75) with 1:45 to go. However, the key moment of the game came up in less then a minute as KK Rabotnicki AD Skopje managed to score 4 points in a row with less than a minute left to play and there was no time for KK Kumanovo 2009 to get back in the game.
Nenad Misanovic (217-C-84) is a fellow worth to have underneath the basket as the Serb led KK Rabotnicki AD Skopje with 23 points and 8 rebounds. Captain Dimitar Mirakovski (177-PG-81, agency: Interperformances) jet again showed that age is just a number as he sinked KK Kumanovo 2009 with 19 points, 7 assists and 5 rebound.
KK Kumanovo 2009 had its flows in the game, but another leader of the team was born as the experienced Dimitar Karadzovski led the team with 19 points and 6 assists, while Danilo Mijatovic stopped at 15 points this time.

KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom - KK Kozuv Gevgelija 83-72


Defending champion KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom started his journey to another trophy against inform and motivated KK Kozuv Gevgelija who fought hard against a brilliant performance from the ABA League team in the first quarter.
KK Kozuv Gevgelija was nowhere to found in the first 10 minutes of the game, as KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom dominated on both sides of the court. The defending champions started the game with a 15-0 run not allowing the side from Gevgelija to score in the opening 5 minutes of the game coming upfront after 10 minutes by 12 points (23-11). However, it was not all "bread and butter" from the Skopje side as KK Kozuv Gevgelija surprisingly manged to overcome the difficulties quickly and get back in the game in before the half time. The three point shot came in for KK Kozuv Gevgelija as well as a well organized game in the attack and there you had it. KK Kozuv Gevgelija got only down by 1 (36-35) with three minutes to go in the first half. KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom came out of the shock just before the half time buzzer as Djordje Drenovac (201-G/F-92) and Marko Simonovski (192-G/F-89, agency: Interperformances) scored three point shots added by Jure Lalic (211-C-86) freethrow and KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom jet again had a decent advantage in the first half (47-38).
In the second half KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom controlled the game, went on the their highest advantage of 16 points (64-48) and despite letting it slip to single digits managed to overcome the difficult KK Kozuv Gevgelija to find their self in another semifinal game.
Djordje Drenovac and Josh Scott (208-F-93, college: Colorado, agency: Pensack Sports) led KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom with 24 points, while the American added a double-double of 10 rebounds. On the other side, Kenyon McNeaill (185-PG-91, college: Louisiana Tech) scored 18 points and added 5 rebounds, while Milivoje Mijovic (200-PF-91) played another double-double game of 17 points and 11 rebounds.

The semifinals are on the program today as KK Rabotnicki AD Skopje take on Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje and KK Feni Industries host KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom in their own hall. The games are set to start at 18:00 and 20:30.



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  GEORGIA  

Highest League Standing

Superleague Standings
 1. Dinamo Tbilisi 17-0 
 2. Kutaisi 12-4 
 3. Rustavi 10-7 
 4. Cactus Tbilisi 7-10 
 5. Sokhumi 7-10 
 6. Batumi 6-11 
 7. Olimpi 5-11 
 8. Mgzavrebi 3-14 

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 18: Sokhumi - Dinamo Tbilisi 86-104
Feb. 18: Cactus Tbilisi - Batumi 85-68
Feb. 17: Rustavi - Kutaisi 75-63
Feb. 18: Mgzavrebi - Olimpi 73-79

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 22: Mgzavrebi - Dinamo Tbilisi
Feb. 22: Rustavi - Batumi
Feb. 22: Sokhumi - Cactus Tbilisi
Feb. 24: Kutaisi - Olimpi



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  GERMANY  

Standings - 1. Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 23

Feb. 18: B.Muenchen - ALBA 78-70
Feb. 24: Bremerhaven - Goettingen
Feb. 25: Fraport SKY - Wuerzburg
Feb. 25: EWE Baskets - Ratiopharm
Feb. 25: ALBA - Jena
Feb. 25: Telekom Bsk - Bayreuth
Feb. 25: Giessen 46ers - Walter Tigers
Feb. 25: Vechta - Ludwigsburg
Feb. 27: Brose Bask. - Braunschweig
Feb. 19: Telekom Bsk - Wuerzburg
Feb. 19: Jena - Goettingen


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Raymar MORGAN
  Ratiopharm
  (203-F/C-88)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Morgan, Ratiopharm19.3 
 2. Knight, Jena18.4 
 3. Bell, Phoenix Hagen18.3 
 4. Kikanovic, ALBA16.8 
 5. Jenkins, Jena16.2 
 6. Qvale, EWE Baskets15.9 
 7. Thompson, Telekom .15.7 
 8. Ruoff, Goettingen15.5 
 9. Babb, Ratiopharm15.4 
 10. Paulding, EWE B.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Owen KLASSEN
  Phoenix .
  (208-C/F-91)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Klassen, Phoenix .7.8 
 2. Pierre, Braunsch.7.4 
 3. Plaisted, Phoenix .7.3 
 4. Cooley, Ludwigsb.7.1 
 5. Eatherton, Goett.7.0 
 6. McGhee, Walter T.7.0 
 7. Morgan, Ratiopharm6.9 
 8. Knight, Jena6.7 
 9. Standharding., Vec.6.5 
 10. Searcy, Vechta6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Walter T.
  (187-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Jordan, Walter T.8.6 
 2. Machado, Vechta8.2 
 3. Kramer, EWE B.6.8 
 4. Bell, Phoenix Hagen6.1 
 5. Hobbs, Ratiopharm6.1 
 6. Hammonds, Ludwigsb.5.8 
 7. Odum, Wuerzburg5.8 
 8. Siva, ALBA5.4 
 9. Ruoff, Goettingen5.0 
 10. Mayo, Telekom Bsk4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Chris KRAMER
  EWE B.
  (191-G-88)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Kramer, EWE B.2.6 
 2. Robertson, Fraport .2.5 
 3. Machado, Vechta2.0 
 4. Anderson, Bayreuth1.8 
 5. Diggs, Bremerhaven1.8 
 6. Scrubb, Giessen .1.8 
 7. Siva, ALBA1.7 
 8. Redding, B.Mue.1.7 
 9. Bowlin, Giessen 46ers1.6 
 10. Stewart, Walter T.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Daniel THEIS
  Brose Bask.
  (204-PF-92)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Theis, Brose Bask.1.6 
 2. Groselle, Braunsch.1.3 
 3. Kleber, B.Muenchen1.2 
 4. Gamble, Telekom .1.1 
 5. Qvale, EWE Baskets1.1 
 6. Lane, Wuerzburg1.1 
 7. Horton, Telekom .1.0 
 8. Plaisted, Phoenix .1.0 
 9. Gaffney, ALBA0.9 
 10. Southerland, Wuerz.0.9 


Standings - Pro B

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

Regular Season: Round 20

North

Feb. 18: Wolfenbuettel - Stahnsdorf 97-77
Feb. 18: Rostock - Bochum 87-75
Feb. 18: Iserlohn - Itzehoe 79-78
Feb. 18: Oldenburg - Schalke 75-67
Feb. 18: Recklinghausen - Rist Wedel 75-61
Feb. 18: Art.Dragons - Bernau 66-86

South

Feb. 17: FC Bayern II - Wuerzburg 85-84
Feb. 18: Fraport SKY II - Elchingen 82-71
Feb. 18: Dragons - Licher Baeren 77-70
Feb. 18: Karlsruhe PS - Karlsruhe BG 75-79
Feb. 18: Bayer Giants - Noerdlingen
Feb. 19: Weissenhorn - Leipzig


Kelvin Martin (MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg) We Need No Cup Miracle Against Bamberg But We Just Need To Play Our Game And Trust Ourselves - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Kelvin Martin (195-G/F-89, college: Charleston So.) is a 27 year old 195cm swing man from Adel, Georgia playing his fifth professional season and second in Germany and first with the MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg (Germany-BBL). Last season he gained further experience with Moncada Solar Agrigento (Italy-Serie A2) playing 37 games averaging 16.9ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.3apg, Steals-1 (2.2spg), FGP: 55.4%, 3PT: 39.6%, FT: 61.7%. He played his first two professional seasons with Matrixx Magixx Wijchen (Holland-Eredivisie) and two seasons ago played with the : MLP Academics Heidelberg (Germany-ProA, starting five): 33 games: 15.1ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.8apg, Steals-1 (2.1spg), FGP: 48.6%, 3PT: 32.8%, FT: 70.2%. He started his basketball career at Charleston So. (NCAA) in 2008 and played 115 NCAA games over 4 seasons and as a senior played 31 games averaging 15.4ppg, 9.1rpg, 1.7apg, 2.1spg, 1.6bpg, FGP: 59.7%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 60.2%. He spoke to eurobasket about the EasyCredit BBL cup weekend in Berlin and his professional basketball career.

Kelvin thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. 2017 has come and we are well into the new year. Did you set any new year's resolutions or are you more the kind of guy that doesn't bother with that?

Thanks for the opportunity. Yeah, I don't really bother with that.

You have come a long way from playing first division in Holland, second and third divisions in Italy and Pro A in Germany and now you have reached the EasyCredit BBL. How good is basketball life for you at the moment?

Basketball is good for me. I'm very thankful and blessed to be in the position I am in now.


You were part of the slam dunk contest and now your at the easyCredit BBL top 4 weekend in Berlin. When you look back at your professional career are you surprised it took you 5 seasosn to get here?

I wouldn't say surprised because when I became a professional I had to prove to teams I could play the 3/2. But after having back to back meniscus tear surgeries my first year professional I knew I was going to be held back. I'm sure if I didn't have that surgery my career would of went different but everything happens for a reason. God has always had a plan.


The club has 2 chances to win a title with the Champions League and the EasyCredit BBL cup this weekend in Bamberg. How excited are you for having the chance to win your first professional title with Ludwigsburg?

Well very excited that's the reason we play the game to compete and win championships.


You have a tough cookie in the semi-final with Bamberg. In your first meeting this season, you lost 60-48. How annoying is it when you defend very well, but the opponent defends even better?

Yeah it is very frustrating to defend well and not be able to score. But it happens sometimes.


Will the MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg need a miracle to reach the 2017 EadyCredit BBL final? What kind of game can we await against Brose Bamberg??

I don't think will need a miracle just need to play our game and trust ourselves. I think we can expect a fight. No matter the opponent both sides always has a chance to win.


Brose Bamberg have an explosive offense with many options and a healthy inside out game while on defense, they get you out of your sets and then force to finish one on one where their excellent defenders hurt you. What will be key to getting the win?

We can defend very well but defense will be a key as always but being able to score against their defense will be key too.


As always under John Patrick, the MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg are stacked with talent, but are underachieving. What do you feel is still missing with this team from being way better than a 500 team?

I don't think we are missing anything just got to keep trusting one another and just play our game.


Your playing a very solid season in both the EasyCredit BBL and Champions League. What do you credit your excellent play to most when looking at your game?

My summers is where I give it most credit because of all the time spent in the gym, weight room, and conditioning in the summers. I trust myself once I'm on court competing because I know I put the work in. Off-season is when your season starts. Basically there is no off-season.


Rocky Trice is 5 years older than you, but still as athletic as always. How have you benefited from his play and person so far and how will he continue to help you this season?

Rocky is a good guy and I have learned a lot from watching him in games and in practice. I am glad he joined the team he is very helpful especially being much older than me I can learn a lot from him as the season continues to go forward.

You take a lot of pride on defense and led the German Pro A and Italian second division in steals the last two seasons. If you had to, to what NBA player would you compare your defensive game to?

Draymond Green, besides the kicking, I can compare mine to him because he guards all positions and he is an competitor and takes pride in defense.


Last season you played with Moncada Solar Agrigento (Italy-Serie A2) 37 games: 16.9ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.3apg, Steals-1 (2.2spg), FGP: 55.4%, 3PT: 39.6%, FT: 61.7. Your teammate was Scot Eatherton and like you has made the jump to the EasyCredit BBL and had a very strong season. How do you believe did he benefit from playing his rookie season in Italy to help him transform over to the EasyCredit BBL?

Scott is a good player I knew that last year playing with him. It is always good to be in a good situation your first year and I think Scott playing in Italy with Agrigento was a good situation not for just him but for me too. I am very happy for Scott and the season he is having right now. He has a bright future ahead of him.


Two seasosn ago you played with the MLP Academics Heidelberg (Germany-ProA) 33 games: 15.1ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.8apg, Steals-1 (2.1spg), FGP: 48.6%, 3PT: 32.8%, FT: 70.2%. Your teammate was Waverly Austin who is also in the BBL with Bremerhaven in his second season. Do you see him becoming a BBL starter down the line?

I think Waverly could become a starter on a BBL team if given the chance.


You played your first two professional seasons with Matrixx Magixx Wijchen (Holland-Eredivisie). What was your wake up call to being a professional in Europe where you knew that you were very far away from home?

I been away from my family or home my whole life. I am use to being away from home so it was not a big problem for me being away from home.


How tough was that second season for you in Holland? Your stats were down and the team withdrew at the end of the season. Did you have some doubts about how your career might continue?

It was only tough because I was coming off back to back meniscus tear surgeries and into a team that was pretty much established. I was just there to show that I was healthy to play. I really didn't get much of a chance but it happens.


You played at Charleston So. (NCAA) from 2008-2012 and was All-Big South Conf. Defensive Player of the Year twice. Were these your two most cherished awards there from basketball?

No, I think receiving the Michael Frost Christian Athlete Award in college.


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

I really don't remember


How did head coach Barclay Radbaugh groom and prepare you best for a professional basketball career?

Coach Radbaugh made me a leader early in my college career which made me have a different outlook on how I carry myself and leading by example to other players. This is what set me apart from other players.

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

Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant


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

With Lebron James there will always be a debate no matter what he does


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

Top 5 at least.

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

It's so many good performances in the NBA that it's hard to rank them but it definitely was impressive


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

If we are talking stats? Yes. I think Russell is the MVP this year how his season is going so far.

Draymond Greene recently had a triple double without scoring 10 points or more. Why do you believe has it taken long for someone to do this?

I am really not sure.

What was the last movie that you saw?

Split.

Thanks Kelvin for the chat.



Bayern Munchen and Brose Bamberg head to the Cup Final - by Eurobasket News

Bayern Munchen and Brose Bamberg head to the Cup Final in Germany. Bayern Munchen overcame ALBA 78-70. After being tied at 21, Bayern took a lead in the second period as they posted a 21-17 rally before the halftime. Moreover they added an 18-13 run in the third period to seal the victory. Nick Johnson (191-G-92, college: Arizona, agency: Diamond Sports) top-scored for the winners with 19 points, while Reggie Redding (195-F/G-88, college: Villanova) posted 17. Dragan Milosavljevic (198-G/F-89) answered with 17 points in the losing effort.
Brose Bamberg edged MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg 85-78. Fabien Causeur (195-SG-87) and Daniel Theis (204-PF-92, agency: Octagon Europe) notched 19 points each to pace all the winners. Drew Crawford (196-G-90, college: Northwestern) scored 17 in defeat and Tekele Cotton (189-G-93, college: Wichita St.) brought 13.



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  GREECE  

Standings - A2

A2 Standings
 1. Panionios 17-1 
 2. Doukas 15-2 
 3. Iraklis 15-3 
 4. Faros 12-5 
 5. Aiolos Astakou 11-7 
 6. Holargos 9-9 
 7. Ethnikos 9-9 
 8. Psyhiko 9-9 
 9. AE Larissas 9-9 
 10. Arkadikos 7-11 
 11. Amyntas Dafnis 7-11 
 12. Doxa Pefkon 7-11 
 13. Kavala 5-12 
 14. Irakleio 4-13 
 15. GS Larissas 4-14 
 16. Pagrati 2-16 

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 18: Doukas - Irakleio 90-63
Feb. 18: Arkadikos - AE Larissas 86-59
Feb. 18: Panionios - Psyhiko 77-75
Feb. 18: GS Larissas - Iraklis 74-82
Feb. 18: Amyntas Dafnis - Aiolos Astakou 64-70
Feb. 18: Faros - Kavala 105-61
Feb. 18: Holargos - Doxa Pefkon 101-96
Feb. 18: Ethnikos - Pagrati 100-82

Regular Season: Round 19

Feb. 25: Aiolos Astakou - Holargos
Feb. 25: Doxa Pefkon - Arkadikos
Feb. 25: AE Larissas - GS Larissas
Feb. 25: Iraklis - Doukas
Feb. 25: Irakleio - Ethnikos
Feb. 25: Pagrati - Panionios
Feb. 25: Kavala - Psyhiko
Feb. 25: Faros - Amyntas Dafnis


Panathinaikos capture Cup title - by Eurobasket News

Panathinaikos - Aris 68:59

Panathinaikos celebrated the Greek Cup title. They edged Aris Thessaloniki in the Final tonight. James Feldeine (193-G-88, college: Quinnipiac) scored 18 points to pace the winners.
Panathinaikos got to a strong start. They held Aris to just 10 points in the opening frame to gain an 8-point lead. Aris narrowed the deficit in the second term. The Thessaloniki side pulled within 2 points at halftime 29:27. But Panathinaikos went off the dressing room firing from all guns. They ignited a 21:10 rally to secure a massive 13-point lead at the final break. Aris could not recover in the fourth term as the Athens powerhouse marched to the trophy. Nick Calathes (198-PG-89, college: Florida) delivered 15 points, while Mike James (185-PG-90, college: Lamar) and Chris Singleton (206-F-89, college: Florida St.) added 9 points each for Panathinaikos. Will Cummings (188-G-92, college: Temple) responded with 20 points for Aris. Michael Jenkins (193-SG-86, college: Winthrop) tossed in 12 points in the defeat.

Panathinaikos: James Feldeine 18, Nick Calathes 15, Mike James 9, Chris Singleton 9
Aris: Will Cummings 20, Michael Jenkins 12



Brandon Taylor (ex PAOK) signs at Massagno - by Eurobasket News

5 STELLE SAM Basket Massagno (LNA) landed 23-year old American forward Brandon Taylor (201-107kg-94, college: The Pennsylvania State, agency: Three Eye Sports). He played recently at PAOK Thessaloniki in Greek A1 league, but left the team last month. In 8 games he averaged 3.5ppg and 2.8rpg this season. Taylor also played 11 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 4.2ppg and 2.5rpg.
The previous (12-13) season he played at another team Nittany Lions in U.S. In 31 games he recorded 5.3ppg and 3.3rpg.
Taylor received All-Big Ten Honorable Mention award in 2016 at his college time.
Taylor graduated from The Pennsylvania State in 2016 and it is his first season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: An effective scorer and rebounder with strong perimeter skills.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HUNGARY  


Alba Fehervar nip Szolnok for Cup trophy - by Eurobasket News

Alba Fehervar - Szolnok 59:58

Alba Fehervar claimed the Hungarian Cup title. They narrowly overcame Szolnok in the Final tonight. Peter Lorant (206-F/C-85, agency: Octagon Europe) came up for Alba with go-ahead basket with just 12 seconds left in regulation to ice the victory for Alba.
Szolnok claimed an 18:14 lead after the opening quarter. Alba Fehervar stormed in front in the second term. They jumped to a 35:32 halftime lead. Szolnok cut the deficit in the third term. They got within 2 points at the final intermission 48:46. Milos Borisov (201-G/F-85) gave Szolnok a 58:57 lead late in regulation. But Peter Lorant stepped up for Alba in the crunch time and led them to the triumph. Justin Edwards (190-G-92, college: Kansas St.) and Winston Shepard (203-F-93, college: San Diego St., agency: Diamond Sports) delivered 12 points each for the winners. Peter Lorant added 9 points for Alba. Nikola Pavlicevic (192-SG-88) answered with 15 points for Szolnok. Milos Borisov and Luksa Andric (208-C-85, agency: BeoBasket) accounted for 12 points apiece in the defeat.

Alba Fehervar: Justin Edwards 12, Winston Shepard 12, Peter Lorant 9
Szolnok: Nikola Pavlicevic 15, Milos Borisov 12, Luksa Andric 12



Lasan Kromah joins EGIS Kormend - by Tamas Deri

The management of Egis Kormend has been working hard during the last days to find a new import player for the rest of the season and agreed finally with american Lasan Kromah (198-G-91, college: Connecticut).
The 198 cm tall wingman started his NCAA carreer on the University of George Washington and averaged 10.1ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.9apg, 1.2spg as a junior. As a senior he played for UCONN Huskies and won the NCAA championship in 2014. He put up 6.1ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.2apg, 1.1spg in 40 games as a senior.
He started his professional carreer in our country as he signed with Alba Fehervar during the summer 2014 and had a great rookie season in Europe: 19.8ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.3apg, Steals-2 (2.3spg), FGP: 58.7%, 3PT: 44.5%, FT: 77.8%. He signed with Konyaspor Basketbol Kulubu for the coming season, but left the club before the season and moved to Greece. He played 13 games for Enosi Kalathosfairisis Kavalas and averaged 14.8ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.6apg, 1.8spg.
He started this season with Westchester Knicks in the D-League, in November he moved to ASP Promitheas Patras in Greece, in January he signed with Melbourne United in Australia.



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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. Pune P. 2-0 
 2. Chennai S. 1-1 
 3. Hydrabad S. 1-1 
 4. Bengaluru 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 3

Feb. 18: Pune P. - Chennai S. 83-71
Feb. 18: Bengaluru - Hydrabad S. 103-113

Regular Season: Round 4

Feb. 19: Haryana G. - Mumbai Ch.
Feb. 19: Delhi C. - Punjab S.



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  INDONESIA  

Standings - IBL

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

Regular Season: Round 9

Feb. 18: Pelita Jaya - NSH GMC 72-74
Feb. 18: Aspac - Hang Tuah 72-62
Feb. 18: Garuda - Bima Perkasa 67-61
Feb. 18: JNE BSC - Satya Wacana 65-62

Regular Season: Round 10

Feb. 19: NSH GMC - CLS Knights
Feb. 19: Satya Wacana - Pelita Jaya
Feb. 19: Satria Muda - Garuda
Feb. 19: JNE BSC - Aspac


IBL Round 9: NSH GMC beat Pelita Jaya by two after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 9 in the IBL took place in Jakarta. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 6th ranked Pelita Jaya (3-4) to eighth ranked NSH GMC (3-4) 74-72 in the game for the sixth place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Pelita Jaya. The guests trailed by 8 points after three quarters before their 20-10 charge, which allowed them to win the game. NSH GMC forced 24 Pelita Jaya turnovers. It was a good game for American power forward Nate Barfield (206-88, college: Langston) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 14 rebounds. His fellow American import point guard Gary Jacobs (188-92, college: Cent.Washington) contributed with 21 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. American-Jamaican forward Kore White (205-89, college: S.Florida) answered with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 18 rebounds for Pelita Jaya. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. NSH GMC moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Pelita Jaya and Hang Tuah. NSH GMC is looking forward to face league's second-placed CLS Knights in Surabaya in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Pelita Jaya will play on the road against Satya Wacana (#11) in Salatiga and is hoping to win this game.
Bottom-ranked Satya Wacana is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their seventh consecutive match to tenth ranked JNE BSC (2-4) 65-62. American forward Chris Brand (208-90, college: Lincoln, PA) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 23 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals for the winners and Teddy Apriyana chipped in 5 points and 6 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Andre Adriano (175-94) with 20 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. JNE BSC moved-up to ninth place. Satya Wacana at the other side still closes the standings with seven games lost. JNE BSC will play against higher ranked Aspac (#3) in Jakarta in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Satya Wacana will play at home against Pelita Jaya (#6) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game between third ranked Aspac (5-2) and 7th ranked Hang Tuah (3-4) in Jakarta on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Aspac beat guests from Pandang 72-62. Andakara-Prastawa Dhyaksa nailed 13 points and 8 assists for the winning side. JaJuan Smith came up with 21 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists for Hang Tuah in the defeat. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Aspac maintains third place with 5-2 record having just two point less than leader Satria Muda, which they share with Garuda. Hang Tuah lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. They share it with Pelita Jaya and NSH GMC. Aspac will meet JNE BSC (#9) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Hang Tuah will have a break next round.

In the last game of round 9 Bima Perkasa was beaten by Garuda on the road 67-61.

Garuda - Bima Perkasa 67-61

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Garuda (5-2) beat 9th ranked Bima Perkasa (1-5) in Bandung 67-61 on Saturday. However just six-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 67-61. Garuda dominated on the defensive end, holding Bima Perkasa to just 6 points in second quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Bima Perkasa's 20. They outrebounded Bima Perkasa 47-33 including 34 on the defensive glass. American center Chris Ware (203-89, college: Indiana Tech) nailed 19 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side and his fellow American import guard Sherrard Brantley (188-90, college: Georgia) accounted for 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Garuda's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American point guard Tyrell Corbin (184-92, college: CSU Bakersfield) came up with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds and the former international Yanuar Dwi-Priasmoro (178-89) added 25 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Bima Perkasa in the defeat. Garuda have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Aspac. Bima Perkasa lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with five games lost. Garuda will meet league's leader Satria Muda in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Bima Perkasa will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Garuda: C.Ware 19+7reb+2ast, S.Brantley 14+7reb+4ast, W.Wijaya 7+6reb+3ast, D.Pratama 7+7reb+1ast, S.Harun Nurman 6+7reb+4ast, S.Surliyadin 6+2reb+2ast
Bima Perkasa: T.Corbin 26+10reb+2ast, Y.Dwi Priasmoro 25+6reb+1ast, O.Halim 3+2reb, I.Satria 3+2reb, A.Mustofa 2+2reb, E.Rizki Fahminda 2+1reb
gschID: 533885


Aspac - Hang Tuah 72-62

The game between third ranked Aspac (5-2) and 7th ranked Hang Tuah (3-4) in Jakarta on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Aspac beat guests from Pandang 72-62. The game was mostly controlled by Aspac. Hang Tuah managed to win fourth quarter 23-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The former international point guard Andakara-Prastawa Dhyaksa (173-92) nailed 13 points and 8 assists for the winning side and American forward Pierre Henderson-Niles (203-87, college: Memphis) accounted for 6 points and 13 rebounds. American guard JaJuan Smith (188-85, college: Tennessee) came up with 21 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists and the other American import center Andre Smith (208, college: William Jessup) added 13 points and 12 rebounds respectively for Hang Tuah in the defeat. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Aspac maintains third place with 5-2 record having just two point less than leader Satria Muda, which they share with Garuda. Hang Tuah lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. They share it with Pelita Jaya and NSH GMC. Aspac will meet JNE BSC (#9) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Hang Tuah will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Aspac: A.Prastawa Dhyaksa 13+4reb+8ast, A.Damar Grahita 12+4reb+3ast, R.Effendi 12+6reb, A.Hangrove 9+3reb+2ast, F.Andika Ramadhani 8+4reb+2ast, P.Regowo 7+2reb+1ast
Hang Tuah: J.Smith 21+9reb+6ast, A.Smith 13+12reb, M.Joni 8+2reb, A.Ekayana 8+2reb+2ast, F.Minallah 5+3reb, T.Sugiharto 4+1reb
gschID: 533887


Pelita Jaya - NSH GMC 72-74

The most exciting game of round 9 in the IBL took place in Jakarta. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 6th ranked Pelita Jaya (3-4) to eighth ranked NSH GMC (3-4) 74-72 in the game for the sixth place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Pelita Jaya. The guests trailed by 8 points after three quarters before their 20-10 charge, which allowed them to win the game. NSH GMC forced 24 Pelita Jaya turnovers. It was a good game for American power forward Nate Barfield (206-88, college: Langston) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 14 rebounds. His fellow American import point guard Gary Jacobs (188-92, college: Cent.Washington) contributed with 21 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. American-Jamaican forward Kore White (205-89, college: S.Florida) answered with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 18 rebounds and the former international Respati Pamungkas (180-91) added 19 points and 4 assists in the effort for Pelita Jaya. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. NSH GMC moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Pelita Jaya and Hang Tuah. NSH GMC is looking forward to face league's second-placed CLS Knights in Surabaya in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Pelita Jaya will play on the road against Satya Wacana (#11) in Salatiga and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
NSH GMC: N.Barfield 30+14reb+1ast, G.Jacobs 21+6reb+6ast, A.Syarif 5+3reb, R.Ruslan 5+4reb, M.Mustohirin 4+1reb+2ast, R.Azzaryan Pradhitya 4+1reb+1ast
Pelita Jaya: K.White 26+18reb+3ast, R.Pamungkas 19+1reb+4ast, W.Grays 12+6reb+4ast, H.Ramli 5+3reb+1ast, D.Haryoko 5+5reb+3ast, P.Indrawan 3+8reb+4ast
gschID: 533884


JNE BSC - Satya Wacana 65-62

Bottom-ranked Satya Wacana is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their seventh consecutive match to tenth ranked JNE BSC (2-4) 65-62. The hosts were ahead by 2 points but lost the second period ending it with a 9-point deficit before their 21-9 run, which allowed them to win the game. JNE BSC outrebounded Satya Wacana 40-29 including 32 on the defensive glass. American forward Chris Brand (208-90, college: Lincoln, PA) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 23 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals for the winners and international Teddy Apriyana (187-90) chipped in 5 points and 6 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Andre Adriano (175-94) with 20 points and 8 rebounds and Musthofa Ramadhan (186-90) scored 9 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. JNE BSC moved-up to ninth place. Satya Wacana at the other side still closes the standings with seven games lost. JNE BSC will play against higher ranked Aspac (#3) in Jakarta in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Satya Wacana will play at home against Pelita Jaya (#6) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
JNE BSC: C.Brand 24+23reb+6ast, F.Damanik 10+2reb, V.Surawi 8+1reb, T.Wijoyo Wilopo 7+1ast, T.Apriyana 5+6reb+2ast, G.Gumilar 5+2reb+5ast
Satya Wacana: A.Adriano 20+8reb+3ast, N.Maxey 11+7reb, J.Crump 10+1reb+4ast, M.Ramadhan 9+7reb+3ast, R.Rahangmetan 8+3reb+3ast, Y.Hosen 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 533886





JNE BSC Bandung Utama lands Raheem Singleton - by Eurobasket News

JNE BSC Bandung Utama (IBL) landed 28-year old American point guard Raheem Singleton (182-84kg-89, college: Maine). He played most recently at Rochester RazorSharks (PBL) in the U.S. Singleton also played that season for The Storm in Canadian NBL Canada where in two games he averaged 7.0ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.5apg last season. He also spent pre-season at Windsor Express in NBL Canada that year. In two games he had 8.0ppg, 1.0rpg and 4.0apg.
In 2013 (a year after he left the college) Singleton was drafted by London Lightning (NBL Canada) in first round (10th overall).
The former University of Maine staris in his fifth season in pro basketball.
Singleton received NJCAA D2 All-American 3rd Team award back in 2010 at his college time.
Singleton has played also professionally in Canada (Riptide), D-League (Maine Red Claws) and EBA (Metrowest Ballas).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A very good guard, he's the ideal 6th man, who stands from the bench, playing extremely hard all teh time. He's a true pitbull defensively.
Strengths: 'tough defender, energy guy'
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By Eurobasket Data Center

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Danny Trapp left JNE BSC Bandung Utama - by Eurobasket News

Experienced 34-year old American (has also Filipino passport) guard Danny Trapp (186-83, college: W.Oklahoma St. JC) left JNE BSC Bandung Utama (IBL). In three games in Indonesia he had 7.7ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.7apg this season.
Trapp is quite experienced player. He has played on four different continents (Asia, Latin America, Africa and of course North America). Trapp has played previously professionally in China (Leopards and Changsha Bank), Mexico (Bufalos), Dominican Republic (Soles de Santo Domingo) and Egypt (Somouha).
He attended Western Oklahoma St. JC until 2006 and it is his eleventh (!!!) season as a professional player.
Trapp could be described: Physical and mental: Consistently runs the floor and never a lapse and transition, Mentally focused and stays within the game. Finds the open seams and pockets and is great at recognizing double teams. Danny is very affective slashing to the basket both with and without the ball, he is a great outside shooter and stretches the defense with his ability to shoot the ball and does well by getting his teammates involved. On the defensive of end, Danny is a tremendous on and off the ball defender as he is very quick on his feet and will cut the floor off very well and rotate. Reminds many coaches of a Gary Paton type of player. He embodies what a scoring yet defensive point guard really is. Danny is very Exciting to watch has a way with the fans not to mention Danny also tried out with the New Jersey Nets in 2009 and was let go the last cut but continues to work hard. Overall he's a solid player with natural athleticism and doesn't show signs of emotions, Adapts to changing game situations, and always find away to win.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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


Best players of Irish Super League round 18 - by Eurobasket News

American Mike Garrow (193-G-91) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for UCD Marian and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 18.
The 25-year old guard had a double-double of 18 points and nineteen rebounds, while his team crushed DCU Saints (#8, 6-11) with 21-point margin 88-67. UCD Marian maintains the 3rd position in Irish Super League. They are still close to the very top. UCD Marian would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 14-3 record. In the team's last game Garrow had a remarkable 60.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be UCD Marian's top player in his first season with the team. Eastern Connecticut State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Garrow is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 15.4rpg) and averages solid 1.9bpg,5.9spg,57.3% FGP and 54.5% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old international point guard Stephen James (182-PG-92) of league's best team Templeogue. James impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 14 points and 10 assists. Of course he led Templeogue to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Belfast Star (#9, 5-12) 106-78. This victory allowed Templeogue to move up to 1st position in the standings. His team belongs to top of the standings with 15-1 record and is considered one of the main candidates for the league title. James is one of the most experienced players at Templeogue and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was another Templeogue's star - Grenadian forward Michael Bonaparte (196-F-82). Bonaparte scored 23 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was another key player of Templeogue, helping his team with a 106-78 easy win against the lower-ranked Belfast Star (#9, 5-12). Many experts and fans count Templeogue as a contender for championship title. Another victory and another confirmation that they may be right. Just look at their record: 15 victories and only one lost game. They are currently at the very top of the standings. Bonaparte has a great season in Ireland. After 15 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.3ppg (7th best) and assists with 5.9apg (6th best). He also has FGP: 55.7% and 3PT: 44.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Trae Pemberton (193-G-92) of Tralee - 35 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Oleksandr Dolenko (191-PG-90) of Swords Thunder - 24 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists
6. Nathaniel Musters (208-C-93) of Eanna - 13 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Isaac Westbrooks (189-PG-85) of Swords Thunder - 15 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists
8. Dustan Moreira (202-F-89) of UCD Marian - 10 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Patrick Lyons (187-F-95) of Moycullen - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Barry Drumm (186-G-87) of UCD Marian - 19 points and 6 assists

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



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  ITALY  

Standings - B1

Serie Standings
Group A
 1. Omegna 15-6 
 2. Moncalieri 14-6 
 3. Montecatini 11-8 
 4. Valsesia 11-8 
 5. USE Basket 11-8 
 6. Piombino 11-9 
 7. Fiorentina 11-9 
 8. San Miniato 11-9 
 9. Varese Robur 11-9 
 10. Siena Virtus 9-12 
 11. Bottegone 9-12 
 12. Sangiorgese 9-12 
 13. Cecina 8-11 
 14. Firenze Enic 7-14 
 15. Oleggio 7-14 
 16. Domodossola 6-14 
Group B
 1. Orzinuovi GaGa 17-3 
 2. Bergamo 17-3 
 3. Piacenza 15-5 
 4. Cento 15-6 
 5. Faenza 12-8 
 6. Lecco 12-8 
 7. Crema 10-10 
 8. Padova 10-10 
 9. Desio 9-11 
 10. Milano Urania 8-12 
 11. Reggio Emilia 8-13 
 12. Vicenza 6-14 
 13. San Vendemiano 6-14 
 14. Volpino AltoSeb. 6-14 
 15. Sestu 6-15 
 16. Iseo 5-16 
Group C
 1. Napoli Cuore 19-2 
 2. Valmontone 17-3 
 3. Palestrina 17-4 
 4. Cassino 14-6 
 5. Barcellona 13-6 
 6. Roma Luiss 11-9 
 7. Catanzaro 11-9 
 8. Forli Tigers 10-12 
 9. Scauri 9-10 
 10. Cefalu 9-10 
 11. Teramo 8-10 
 12. Patti 6-14 
 13. Roma Vis Nova 5-13 
 14. Viterbo SA 4-16 
 15. Roma S.Azzurra 4-17 
 16. Maddaloni 2-18 
Group D
 1. Montegrano 17-1 
 2. Pescara 15-5 
 3. Bisceglie 15-5 
 4. San Severo 14-6 
 5. Porto S.Elpidio 13-7 
 6. Campli 12-5 
 7. Matera 11-7 
 8. Rimini 9-9 
 9. Senigallia 9-9 
 10. Giulianova 7-12 
 11. Ortona 7-12 
 12. Isernia 6-13 
 13. Taranto 5-13 
 14. Valdiceppo 4-15 
 15. Venafro 3-14 
 16. Monteroni 3-17 

Regular Season: Round 21

Group A

Feb. 18: Firenze Enic - Oleggio 79-68
Feb. 18: Fiorentina - Domodossola 78-65
Feb. 18: Siena Virtus - Sangiorgese 75-72
Feb. 18: Varese Robur - Bottegone 72-64
Feb. 18: Omegna - Moncalieri 66-59
Feb. 19: Cecina - Montecatini
Feb. 19: USE Basket - Piombino
Feb. 19: Valsesia - San Miniato

Group B

Feb. 18: Iseo - Cento 51-67
Feb. 19: Sestu - Milano Urania
Feb. 19: Orzinuovi GaGa - Bergamo
Feb. 19: Padova - Vicenza
Feb. 19: Faenza - Crema
Feb. 19: Reggio Emilia - Piacenza
Feb. 19: Desio - Volpino AltoSeb.
Feb. 19: Lecco - San Vendemiano

Group C

Feb. 18: Roma S.Azzurra - Catanzaro 50-52
Feb. 19: Barcellona - Forli Tigers
Feb. 19: Cefalu - Napoli Cuore
Feb. 19: Scauri - Roma Luiss
Feb. 19: Teramo - Viterbo SA
Feb. 19: Roma Vis Nova - Cassino
Feb. 19: Palestrina - Patti
Feb. 19: Maddaloni - Valmontone

Group D

Feb. 19: Montegrano - Taranto
Feb. 19: Campli - Monteroni
Feb. 19: Bisceglie - Porto S.Elpidio
Feb. 19: Ortona - Pescara
Feb. 19: San Severo - Giulianova
Feb. 19: Valdiceppo - Senigallia
Feb. 19: Isernia - Matera
Feb. 19: Venafro - Rimini



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  JAPAN  

Standings - JBL

B Standings
Central
 1. Toshiba BT 31-6 
 2. Sanen 22-15 
 3. Niigata Albirex 19-18 
 4. Hitachi SR 16-19 
 5. Yokohama BC 14-23 
 6. Toyama Grouses 8-29 
East
 1. Tochigi Brex 28-7 
 2. Toyota Alvark 28-7 
 3. Chiba Jets 24-13 
 4. Hokkaido L. 12-26 
 5. Akita NH 10-27 
 6. Sendai 89ers 10-28 
West
 1. SeaHorses 27-9 
 2. Nagoya DD 21-16 
 3. Osaka Evessa 19-18 
 4. Kyoto Hannar. 18-19 
 5. Ryukyu GK 16-21 
 6. Shiga L-Stars 8-30 

Regular Season: Round 38

Feb. 18: Sendai 89ers - Shiga L-Stars 95-72
Feb. 18: Tochigi Brex - Sanen 93-69
Feb. 17: SeaHorses - Hokkaido L. 89-72
Feb. 18: Akita NH - Yokohama BC 84-60
Feb. 18: Toshiba BT - Osaka Evessa 81-84
Feb. 18: Niigata Albirex - Kyoto Hannar. 79-75
Feb. 18: Ryukyu GK - Hitachi SR 78-63
Feb. 18: Nagoya DD - Chiba Jets 75-94
Feb. 17: Sendai 89ers - Shiga L-Stars 75-102
Feb. 18: SeaHorses - Hokkaido L. 70-78
Feb. 18: Toyama Grouses - Toyota Alvark 66-82

Regular Season: Round 39

Feb. 19: Akita NH - Yokohama BC
Feb. 19: Tochigi Brex - Sanen
Feb. 19: Toshiba BT - Osaka Evessa
Feb. 19: Niigata Albirex - Kyoto Hannar.
Feb. 19: Toyama Grouses - Toyota Alvark
Feb. 19: Nagoya DD - Chiba Jets
Feb. 19: Ryukyu GK - Hitachi SR


Standings - BJ League

B Standings
Central
 1. Toyotsu FE 27-10 
 2. Nishinomiya S. 25-12 
 3. Tokyo Z 16-22 
 4. Bambitious Nara 14-23 
 5. Tokyo Excel. 13-23 
 6. Shinshu BW 10-28 
East
 1. Gunma 25-13 
 2. Fukushima 22-15 
 3. Yamagata 20-17 
 4. Aomori Watts 16-21 
 5. Cyberdyne IR 14-23 
 6. Iwate Big Bulls 9-28 
West
 1. Hiroshima D. 31-7 
 2. Shimane SM 30-6 
 3. Kumamoto V. 29-8 
 4. Ehime OV 17-20 
 5. Kagawa FA 11-26 
 6. Kagoshima 5-32 

Regular Season: Round 39

Feb. 18: Cyberdyne IR - Toyotsu FE 93-95
Feb. 18: Bambitious Nara - Kagoshima 91-66
Feb. 18: Gunma - Hiroshima D. 86-82
Feb. 18: Kagawa FA - Fukushima 85-62
Feb. 18: Tokyo Excel. - Yamagata 77-78
Feb. 18: Tokyo Z - Shimane SM 76-89
Feb. 17: Gunma - Hiroshima D. 75-86
Feb. 18: Shinshu BW - Kumamoto V. 67-77
Feb. 18: Aomori Watts - Ehime OV 64-78
Feb. 18: Iwate Big Bulls - Nishinomiya S. 64-78

Regular Season: Round 40

Feb. 19: Kagawa FA - Fukushima
Feb. 19: Aomori Watts - Ehime OV
Feb. 19: Iwate Big Bulls - Nishinomiya S.
Feb. 19: Cyberdyne IR - Toyotsu FE
Feb. 19: Tokyo Excel. - Yamagata
Feb. 19: Tokyo Z - Shimane SM
Feb. 19: Shinshu BW - Kumamoto V.
Feb. 19: Bambitious Nara - Kagoshima


JBL2 Standings

B League D3 Standings
 1. Fukuoka Rizing 22-3 
 2. Kanazawa Sam. 21-2 
 3. Otsuka A. 15-8 
 4. Tokyo HT 14-10 
 5. Aisin AW 12-13 
 6. Tokyo Cinq R. 10-15 
 7. Saitama Bron. 8-17 
 8. Toyoda Gosei 4-19 
 9. Tokyo Big Blue 2-21 

Regular Season: Round 14

Feb. 18: Fukuoka Rizing - Tokyo Cinq R. 78-59
Feb. 18: Saitama Bron. - Toyoda Gosei 73-59
Feb. 18: Otsuka A. - Tokyo Big Blue 117-71
Feb. 18: Kanazawa Sam. - Aisin AW 103-57
Feb. 19: Otsuka A. - Tokyo Big Blue
Feb. 19: Fukuoka Rizing - Tokyo Cinq R.
Feb. 19: Kanazawa Sam. - Aisin AW
Feb. 19: Saitama Bron. - Toyoda Gosei



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  KOSOVO  


Peja and Prishtina in the Cup Final - by Dren Shporta

For the third time in a row, KB Peja and Sigal Prishtina, will meet each-other in the Cup Final of Kosovo after beating KB Bashkimi Prizren and KB Trepca Mitrovice respectively on the semifinals of Final Four.

PEJA 74-68 BASHKIMI

KB Peja had a advantage during the all game vs KB Bashkimi Prizren. But KB Bashkimi Prizren woke up lately after great performance shown in the last quarter, which was still not enough to beat KB Peja and to reach the finals.

KB Peja is in the third final in a row of Cup, while Alban Veseli (202-F-90) with 19 poins and 7 rebounds was the teams top scorer in a win. Noah Dahlman (201-F-89, college: Wofford) added 11 points while Arian Qallaku (195-G-92) and Jamie Skeen (205-F-88, college: VCU) scored 9 each.

At KB Bashkimi Prizren, Kayel Locke (196-F-94, college: NC-Greensboro) finished the game with 20 points, Justin Black (188-G-92, college: Morgan St., agency: Octagon Europe) 17 points + 9 rebounds while Marko Popovic (200-SG-85) added 10.

SIGAL PRISHTINA 56-50 TREPCA

Very interesting and close game was the second semifinal between KB Trepca Mitrovice (Final Four host) and Sigal Prishtina. However reigning champions and cup holders, Sigal Prishtina, managed to escape the big pression from the home fans and went to their fifht succesive cup final.

Jabarie Hinds (180-PG-92, college: Massachusetts) scored 16 points for Sigal Prishtina, while Drilon Hajrizi (203-F-91) finished the game with double-double of 10 points + 11 rebounds.

At KB Trepca Mitrovice Jeremy Wise (191-G-86, college: S.Mississippi) scored 18, while Montrael Scott (190-G-93, college: Prairie View A&M) added 11 points + 9 rebounds.

The final between KB Peja and Prishtina will be played tomorrow at 19:30 w local time @ Minatori court of Mitrovica.



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  LATVIA  

LBL Standing

LBL Standings
 1. Ventspils 19-2 
 2. Valmiera 14-8 
 3. Jekabpils 12-9 
 4. VEF Riga 11-2 
 5. Liepaja/Triobet 10-12 
 6. Jurmala 10-14 
 7. Barons Riga 9-10 
 8. BK Ogre 8-13 
 9. LU 5-19 
 10. Valka/Valga 3-12 

Regular Season: Round 22

Feb. 18: Ventspils - LU 96-60
Feb. 15: Jekabpils - Valka/Valga 94-62
Feb. 15: Valmiera - VEF Riga 90-95
Feb. 15: Liepaja/Triobet - Ventspils 86-96
Feb. 18: Jurmala - Liepaja/Triobet 81-95
Feb. 18: BK Ogre - Valmiera 79-97
Feb. 15: Jurmala - Barons Riga 71-76
Feb. 15: LU - BK Ogre 60-81
Feb. 19: Barons Riga - Jekabpils


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. Gulbis, Ventspils14.5 
 6. Geks, Barons Riga14.5 
 7. Blums, VEF Riga14.5 
 8. Laksa, Valmiera14.2 
 9. Pitts, Valmiera13.7 
 10. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.13.6 
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. Selakovs, Jekabpils6.9 
 10. Zakis, Ventspils6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.7.3 
 2. Jeromanovs, Jurma.6.6 
 3. Sirsnins, Jekabpils5.6 
 4. Gaddy, VEF Riga5.5 
 5. Plavnieks, BK Ogre5.5 
 6. Pitts, Valmiera5.2 
 7. Vitols, BK Ogre5.0 
 8. Larson, Barons Riga4.6 
 9. Saage, Valka/Valga4.6 
 10. Birkans, LU4.5 
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. Richard, VEF Riga1.8 
 5. Gaddy, VEF Riga1.8 
 6. Campbell, Ventspils1.7 
 7. Saage, Valka/Valga1.6 
 8. Krestinin, Barons R.1.6 
 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. Montgomery, Liepaja/.1.1 
 5. Mbodj, Ventspils1.1 
 6. Mejeris, VEF Riga1.0 
 7. Zvigurs, Valka/Va.0.9 
 8. Iljins, Jurmala0.8 
 9. Zelionis, Ventspils0.8 


Standings - LBAL

LBL2 Standings
Places 1-12
 1. Turiba 17-0 
 2. Kekava 15-1 
 3. Jelgava 14-4 
 4. ViA 13-4 
 5. RSU 9-8 
 6. Marupe 9-9 
 7. Ogre/Kumho Tyre 8-8 
 8. Limbazi 5-12 
 9. RTU 4-13 
 10. Saldus 4-14 
 11. Gulbenes Buki 2-14 
 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. 18: Gulbenes Buki - Marupe 79-52
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



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  LEBANON  

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. Hoops 3-10 
 10. Mayrouba 3-10 

Regular Season: Round 13

Feb. 18: Mayrouba - Hoops 72-86
Mar. 2: Sagesse - Homenetmen
Mar. 3: Byblos - Al Riyadi
Feb. 22: Tadamon - Louaize
Feb. 19: Moutahed - Champville


Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Terrell STOGLIN
  Sagesse
  (185-G-91)
  Avg: 33.8
 1. Stoglin, Sagesse33.8 
 2. Jackson, Homen.26.3 
 3. Efevberha, Sagesse25.7 
 4. Morris, Tadamon25.0 
 5. Jones, Mayrouba24.5 
 6. Rembert, Champville24.5 
 7. Johnson, Louaize23.6 
 8. Spencer, Moutahed23.3 
 9. Youngblood, Byblos23.0 
 10. Khatib, Homenetmen22.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BOHANNON
  Mayrouba
  (210-F-91)
  Avg: 14.8
 1. Bohannon, Mayrouba14.8 
 2. Vukosavljevi., Hoo.13.2 
 3. Townes, Champville13.0 
 4. Ebi, Byblos12.7 
 5. O''Brien, Sagesse12.3 
 6. Melvin, Moutahed12.0 
 7. Garrett, Hoops11.9 
 8. Holton, Tadamon11.9 
 9. Upshaw, Mayrouba11.2 
 10. Majok, Homenetmen11.1 
Assists Per Game
 Kevin GALLOWAY
  Homen.
  (200-PG-88)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Galloway, Homen.7.7 
 2. Khalil, Tadamon7.7 
 3. Mezher, Hoops6.9 
 4. Johnson, Louaize6.0 
 5. Spencer, Moutahed5.2 
 6. Rembert, Champville5.2 
 7. Arakji, Al Riyadi5.1 
 8. Bowles, Moutahed5.0 
 9. Cage, Mayrouba5.0 
 10. Umipig, Mayrouba4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Geron JOHNSON
  Louaize
  (190-G-92)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Johnson, Louaize2.4 
 2. Jackson, Homen.2.4 
 3. Jones, Mayrouba2.3 
 4. Galloway, Homen.2.3 
 5. Kemp, Tadamon2.2 
 6. Thomas, Hoops2.1 
 7. Efevberha, Sagesse2.0 
 8. Umipig, Mayrouba2.0 
 9. Rembert, Champville1.9 
 10. Tucker, Byblos1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert UPSHAW
  Mayrouba
  (213-C-94)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Upshaw, Mayrouba3.7 
 2. Townes, Champville2.8 
 3. Garrett, Hoops2.5 
 4. Bowles, Moutahed2.5 
 5. Bohannon, Mayrouba2.3 
 6. Majok, Homenetmen2.3 
 7. Ebi, Byblos2.2 
 8. Haidar, Al Riyadi1.6 
 9. Fakhreddine, Tadam.1.5 
 10. Rhett, Tadamon1.5 



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  LITHUANIA  

Standings - NKL

NKL Standings
Places 1-7
 1. Suduva-Mantinga 29-7 
 2. Nafta-Uni. 25-12 
 3. Telsiai 22-14 
 4. Rasai 22-14 
 5. Perlas-MRU 20-16 
 6. Vytis 19-18 
 7. Silute 18-18 
Places 8-14
 1. Zalgiris II 21-15 
 2. Palanga 18-19 
 3. Delikatesas 15-21 
 4. KTU 13-23 
 5. Mazeikiai 13-23 
 6. Ezerunas-Karys 11-25 
 7. Petrochema 8-29 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 12

Feb. 18: Vytis - Silute 97-94
Feb. 18: Suduva-Mantinga - Perlas-MRU 95-74
Feb. 18: Palanga - KTU 91-78
Feb. 18: Nafta-Uni. - Rasai 72-86
Feb. 18: Ezerunas-Karys - Petrochema 66-57
Feb. 18: Mazeikiai - Zalgiris II 65-72

Second Stage: Round 13

Feb. 24: Zalgiris II - Delikatesas
Feb. 24: Ezerunas-Karys - KTU
Feb. 24: Petrochema - Mazeikiai
Feb. 24: Perlas-MRU - Silute
Feb. 24: Rasai - Suduva-Mantinga
Feb. 24: Telsiai - Nafta-Uni.



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  MALTA  

Standings

Powerade League Standings
 1. Cynergi 5-1 
 2. Bupa 4-2 
 3. Floriana 3-2 
 4. Athleta 3-3 
 5. Starlites 2-4 
 6. Hibernians 0-5 

Regular Season: Round 7

Feb. 16: Starlites - Athleta 69-102
Feb. 19: Hibernians - Cynergi
Feb. 19: Starlites - Bupa
Feb. 19: Athleta - Floriana


Gzira Athleta clinch Louis Borg Cup title - by Eurobasket News

Gzira Athleta produced an outstanding performance in the first game to open up a size-able 21-point margin and then managed to wave off Floriana's efforts in game 2 to win the Louis Borg Cup for a record ninth time in history and also laying their hands on the fourth seasonal honour. Led by superior shooting from their captain Michael Naudi (193-G/F-80), who got a seasonal high of 36 points, and import player Josiah Whitehead (198-F-86, college: Robert Morris), Gzira Athleta gradually increased their lead in the first game with Floriana committing a number of turnovers which proved detrimental in their plans. With such a heavy deficit from the first game, Floriana faced a big uphill task in the second game. The greens did have a favourable moment when, late in the second quarter, they were winning a number of offensive rebounds and opened a 33-22 lead after hoops from Chad Patus (203-F-87, college: Belm.Abbey) and Sean Borg (177-PG-92) but Gzira Athleta steadily trimmed down the margin to a 43-43 game ten minutes later. Gzira Athleta seemed poised for a win when a basket from Miguel Gauci Montaldo put them 56-50 ahead but Floriana managed to overturn the score in the last three minutes with a 10-2 run, including a trey from Nikola Andrejevic (165-G-95). Michael Naudi, captain of Gzira Athleta, received the winning trophy from MBA President Emeritus Louis Borg after the final.
Courtesy of: mba.org.mt



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  MEXICO  


LNBP Round 3 of Quarter-Finals. Garzas, Soles and Fuerza Regia advance into semis - by Eurobasket News

Barreteros - Garzas 75-98

Garzas fired past Barreteros to seal their semifinal appearance. The game was mostly controlled by Garzas. Barreteros managed to win second period 28-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Barreteros 37-26 including a 29-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Garzas looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a great evening for Puerto Rican forward William Orozco (201-85, agency: Paris Global Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds. The former international forward Stephen Soriano (200-85, college: Colorado Mesa) helped adding 23 points. Garzas' coach felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was American guard Brandon Provost (190-90, college: UTRGV) with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import center Benjamin Puckett (205-83, college: Clayton St.) scored 19 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Barreteros: B.Puckett 19+6reb+1ast, P.Marigney 17+4reb+2ast, B.Provost 16+7reb+4ast, M.Gwynne 12+3reb+3ast, C.Jones 9+5reb+6ast, S.Escobar 2
Garzas: S.Soriano 23+4reb+3ast, M.Samarco 22+2reb+2ast, W.Orozco 19+11reb+1ast, T.White 17+2reb+8ast, B.Manjarres 8+5reb+6ast, A.Oriakhi 5+1reb
gschID: 536589


Indios - Soles 78-103

Soles cruised past Indios on the road to sweep the series. The game was mostly controlled by Soles. Ciudad was better in fourth quarter 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They shot 60.6 percent from the field. It was a great shooting night for Soles especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. It was an exceptional evening for American power forward Justin Keenan (202-88, college: Ferris St.) who led the winners and scored 34 points (!!!). The former international point guard Pedro Meza (186-85, college: Arizona W. CC, agency: Pro Sports) accounted for 12 points and 6 assists for the winning side. American swingman Marcus Morrison (198-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) came up with 32 points and forward Jorge Camacho (203-89, college: E.Kentucky) added 11 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Ciudad in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Indios: M.Morrison 32+3reb, A.Solares 11+3reb+3ast, J.Camacho 11+6reb+2ast, L.Gibson 8+3reb+1ast, T.Bennett 6+6reb+6ast, J.Avalos 6
Soles: J.Keenan 34+4reb+3ast, L.Martinez 14+6reb, P.Meza 12+4reb+6ast, J.Robinson 9+1reb+3ast, A.Perez 9+2reb+5ast, J.Carter 8+2reb
gschID: 536588


Panteras - Toros 79-70

Panteras toppled Toros to force the fourth game in the quarterfinal series. Toros trailed by 11 points at halftime and as many as 22 after three quarters before a 29-16 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 70-79 at the end of the game. Panteras made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. Panteras outrebounded Toros 41-29 including 30 on the defensive glass. 24 personal fouls committed by Toros helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was the former international center Isaac Gutierrez (204-84) who had a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds. The former international power forward Fernando Benitez (204-89) chipped in 18 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Roberto Nelson (190-91, college: Oregon St.) who recorded 16 points and 8 assists and the other American import forward Adrian Henning (203-82, college: Austin Peay St., agency: Pro Sports) added 16 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Toros' coach Jose Martinez Boglio rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Toros: R.Nelson 16+2reb+8ast, A.Henning 16+5reb+2ast, A.Franklin 10+5reb+1ast, Q.Gonzalez 5+4reb+2ast, L.Mata 5+4reb, J.Manuel Esteva 4+5reb+2ast
Panteras: I.Gutierrez 21+12reb+3ast, F.Benitez 18+8reb+1ast, K.Scott 10+4reb+4ast, J.Alfredo Casillas 9+5reb+2ast, J.Villalobos 6+1reb, R.Cotto 6+1reb+3ast
gschID: 536590


Santos - Fuerza Regia 80-90

Fuerza Regia claim the semifinal tickets as they beat Santos on the road. The game was mostly controlled by Fuerza Regia. Santos was better in third quarter 23-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for the former international Hector Hernandez (205-85, college: Fresno St., agency: BeoBasket) who led his team to a victory with 17 points. International forward Juan Anderson (198-93, college: Marquette) contributed with 14 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American forward BJ West (211-89, college: Jackson St.) answered with 21 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import forward Greg Smith (198-91, college: Colorado St.) added 23 points in the effort for Santos. Five Fuerza Regia and four Santos players scored in double figures. Santos' coach Andres Contreras tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game.
Top scorers:
Santos: G.Smith 23+4reb+1ast, B.West 21+8reb+2ast, X.Roberson 11+1reb+1ast, I.Avalos 10+1reb+1ast, F.Rosales 5+1reb, L.Ramirez 5+2reb+3ast
Fuerza Regia: H.Hernandez 17+4reb+2ast, A.Panko 14+3reb+3ast, J.Anderson 14+6reb+2ast, C.Cortes 14+2reb, C.Rivera 12+1reb+6ast, J.Akindele 10+7reb+2ast
gschID: 536591





Steffphon Pettigrew (ex Abejas) agreed terms with GECR Indalo - by Eurobasket News

Gimnasia-Indalo Esgr.Comodoro Rivadavia (LigaA) inked 28-year old American forward Steffphon Pettigrew (196-100kg-89, college: W.Kentucky, agency: HMS). He started the season at Abejas in Mexican LNBP. In 25 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.1ppg, 6.2rpg and 2.4apg this season. A very good year in his career as he was voted to Mexican LNBP All-Star Game. The last season Pettigrew played at Chorale de Roanne in French ProB where in 34 games he averaged 13.8ppg and 5.7rpg.
Among other achievements Pettigrew's team made it to the Uruguay LUB Semifinals in 2012. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Mexican LNBP 2nd Team award back in 2014.
Pettigrew is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to five different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Pettigrew has played previously professionally also in Philippines (TNT Ka Tropa), Puerto Rico (Santeros), Venezuela (Marinos) and Uruguay (Aguada).
He attended Western Kentucky University until 2011 and it is his sixth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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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


Latkovic's 25 points and 9 assists give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

23-year old guard Milos Latkovic (196-G-93, agency: Dynamics Global Management) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Lovcen and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 18.
He had the game-high 25 points adding seven rebounds and nine assists for Lovcen in his team's victory, helping them to beat Primorje 1945 (#8, 3-13) 81-66. Lovcen maintains the 4th position in Montenegrin league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Lovcen will need more victories to improve their 10-7 record. In the team's last game Latkovic had a remarkable 58.3% from 2-point range and got three three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He just recently signed at Lovcen, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Latkovic has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (5th best: 18.0ppg) and assists (3rd best: 5.3apg).

Second best performed player last round was Emir Hadzibegovic (204-PF-96) of Danilovgrad. He is a forward in his first season at Danilovgrad. In the last game Hadzibegovic recorded impressive double-double of 27 points and 16 rebounds. It was enough for Danilovgrad to edge the higher-ranked Ulcinj (#5, 9-8) by 3 points 70-67. Despite this victory Danilovgrad slide down in the standings to 9th position. 14 lost games are too many comparing to just three victories Danilovgrad managed to get this year. Hadzibegovic is one of the most experienced players at Danilovgrad and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to swingman Jayon James (198-F/G-92) of league's second-best Sutjeska. James showcased his all-around game by recording 19 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in the last round. Despite James' great performance Sutjeska lost 79-84 to #1 ranked Teodo Tivat. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Sutjeska 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 5 lost games. James has a very solid season. In 15 games in Montenegro he scored 9.1ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Milos Pajovic (205-C-94) of Lovcen - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Milos Popovic (197-PF-98) of Teodo Tivat - 22 points
6. Petar Ivanovic (197-F-97) of Danilovgrad - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Milan Stanojevic (183-G-86) of Teodo Tivat - 12 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists
8. Milos Djurisic (194-G-88) of Teodo Tivat - 17 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Elvis Cekic (201-F-97) of S.Centar - 11 points and 10 rebounds
10. Nikola Rondovic (207-PF-91) of Ibar Rozaje - 22 points and 8 rebounds

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



National Cup of Montenegro: Buducnost capture another Cup title - by Darko Pekic

Buducnost is the new-old winner of Montenegrin Cup. Even though nothing has really changed this time Buducnost could be considered lucky because one shot decided their destiny and this time this shot was in the hands of Antabia Waller (191-G-88, college: Auburn), Mornar's sharp shooter who missed a wide open shot from a central position to secure a big win for his team. But Buducnost won at the end (72-68). Buducnost started the game much better and opened it with a 20-11 lead in the first quarter which was defended by the halftime. However, in the third quarter Mornar played much better, Octavius Ellis (208-C-93, college: Cincinnati) protected the basket and Buducnost's big men got in foul trouble. The last quarter was a very exciting experience for everybody in the gym because Mornar got the lead back and Buducnost's rotation did not bring any results. But in the last few minutes thanks to outstanding performances by Nemanja Gordic (193-PG-88) and Suad Sehovic (197-G/F-87) Buducnost won the game and celebrated another Cup title. Sehovic and Gordic scored 15 points each for the winners and most of these points came in the crucial moments. On the other side former Buducnost's talent Boris Bakic (193-G-86, agency: BeoBasket) scored 17 points.


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.



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D1 Top 25 ranking

GCAC Standings
 1. Dillard (21) 8-0 (21-5) 
 2. Philander Sm 4-3 (10-8) 
 3. Talladega (13) 3-4 (10-6) 
 4. Edward Water 3-4 (10-12) 
 5. Tougaloo 3-5 (5-10) 
 6. SUNO 1-6 (5-15) 
 7. Xavier, LA 0-0 (3-13) 

Regular Season: Round 120

Feb. 17: St.Louis COP - Lyon 53-75
Feb. 17: Warner Pacific - Evergreen St. 89-73
Feb. 17: Multnomah - Northwest 51-103
Feb. 17: Warner Pacific - Northwest
Feb. 17: Carroll, MT - Great Falls 76-58
Feb. 17: IU Northwest - Silver Lake 88-75
Feb. 17: Johnson, TN - Ky Christian
Feb. 17: Rio Grande - Point Park 84-71
Feb. 17: W.Virginia Tech - Carlow 139-72
Feb. 17: Dakota St. - Bellevue 84-77
Feb. 17: Valley City St. - Presentation 82-75
Feb. 17: Dickinson St. - Jamestown 64-84
Feb. 17: Waldorf - Viterbo 51-68
Feb. 16: LSU-Shreveport - Texas Coll. 92-66
Feb. 17: Paul Quinn - Huston-Tillotson 90-82


NAIA1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Nic REED
  Olivet N.
  (196-F-)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Reed, Olivet N.22.6 
 2. Levy, Robert M.21.2 
 3. Paul, Robert M.20.6 
 4. Perry, Trinity .20.0 
 5. Kirschbaum, Trinity .19.4 
 6. Dust, St.Ambrose18.2 
 7. Johnson, Purdue NW17.6 
 8. Morison, St.Franc.17.5 
 9. Niego, St.Xavier17.3 
 10. Crater, Olivet N.16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Illya GALLOWAY
  Judson
  (201-F-)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Galloway, Judson11.3 
 2. Kirschbaum, Trinity .11.2 
 3. Washington, Holy C.10.4 
 4. Johnson, Purdue NW10.0 
 5. Reed, Olivet N.9.2 
 6. Paul, Robert M.9.1 
 7. Dillingham, Roosevelt8.8 
 8. Timmons, St.Franc.7.6 
 9. Dust, St.Ambrose7.6 
 10. Scott, Calumet7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Shereff KNIGHT
  Purdue NW
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Knight, Purdue NW5.2 
 2. Raspopovich, St.Franc.4.8 
 3. Ludwig, Roosevelt4.4 
 4. Schlafley, Olivet N.4.2 
 5. Byrd, St.Ambrose4.0 
 6. Balciunas, Trinity .3.9 
 7. Williams, Robert M.3.8 
 8. Johnson, St.Am.3.8 
 9. Swindle, Olivet N.3.6 
 10. Hobbs, Holy C.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 T.J. BENNER
  IU S.Bend
  (190-G-)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Benner, IU S.Bend2.6 
 2. Brody, St.Xavier2.2 
 3. Anderson, St.Franc.1.9 
 4. Carlyle, Trinity .1.7 
 5. Lewis, Purdue NW1.6 
 6. Niego, St.Xavier1.5 
 7. Brackett, Holy C.1.5 
 8. Corsi, Trinity .1.4 
 9. Byrd, St.Ambrose1.3 
 10. Benzon, Cardinal.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Zach KIRSCHBAUM
  Trinity .
  (208-F-)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Kirschbaum, Trinity .2.4 
 2. Stoneking, Cardinal.1.9 
 3. French, Trinity .1.4 
 4. Booth, Robert M.1.3 
 5. Paul, Robert M.1.2 
 6. Brooks, IU S.Bend1.2 
 7. Morison, St.Franc.1.1 
 8. Johnson, Trinity .1.0 
 9. Brody, St.Xavier1.0 
 10. Fuzak, Roosevelt0.9 



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Russell WESTBROOK
  Oklah.Ci.
  (190-PG-88)
  Avg: 31.1
 1. Westbrook, Oklah.Ci.31.1 
 2. Thomas, Boston C.29.9 
 3. Harden, Houston R.29.2 
 4. Davis, N.Orleans P.27.8 
 5. Cousins, Sacramen.27.8 
 6. DeRozan, Toronto R.27.3 
 7. James, Clevelan.25.9 
 8. Leonard, San A.25.9 
 9. Durant, Golden S.25.8 
 10. Lillard, Portland.25.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hassan WHITESIDE
  Miami Heat
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 14.1
 1. Whiteside, Miami Heat14.1 
 2. Drummond, Detro.13.8 
 3. Jordan, LA Clippers13.7 
 4. Howard, Atlanta H.12.9 
 5. Gobert, Utah Jazz12.6 
 6. Davis, N.Orleans P.12.1 
 7. Towns, Minnesot.11.8 
 8. Gortat, Washingt.11.4 
 9. Chandler, Phoenix .11.4 
 10. Love, Cleveland C.11.1 
Assists Per Game
 James HARDEN
  Houston R.
  (196-SG-89)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Harden, Houston R.11.3 
 2. Wall, Washington W.10.6 
 3. Westbrook, Oklah.Ci.10.1 
 4. Paul, LA Clippers9.7 
 5. James, Clevelan.8.8 
 6. Rubio, Minnesot.8.4 
 7. Teague, Indiana P.8.1 
 8. Holiday, N.Orlean.7.5 
 9. Green, Golden S.7.2 
 10. Lowry, Toronto R.6.9 
Steals Per Game
 Chris PAUL
  LA Clippers
  (183-PG-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Paul, LA Clippers2.3 
 2. Wall, Washington W.2.1 
 3. Green, Golden S.2.1 
 4. Butler, Chicago B.1.9 
 5. Covington, Phi.7.1.9 
 6. Ariza, Houston R.1.9 
 7. Rubio, Minnesot.1.8 
 8. Young, Indiana P.1.8 
 9. Leonard, San A.1.8 
 10. Smart, Boston C.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Rudy GOBERT
  Utah Jazz
  (216-C-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Gobert, Utah Jazz2.5 
 2. Davis, N.Orleans P.2.5 
 3. Embiid, Phi.76ers2.4 
 4. Whiteside, Miami Heat2.1 
 5. Turner, Indiana P.2.1 
 6. Porzingis, New Y.1.9 
 7. Antetokounmp., Milwauke.1.9 
 8. Lopez, Brooklyn N.1.8 
 9. Nogueira, Toron.1.8 
 10. Durant, Golden S.1.7 


Robinson III, Gordon, Porzingis win NBA All-Star events - by Eurobasket News

Glenn Robinson III (6'6''-F-94, college: Michigan) is the NBA's new dunk king, with an assist to Indiana teammate Paul George (6'9''-G/F-90, college: Fresno St.), the Pacers' mascot and a Pacers cheerleader. Robinson leaped over all three, snagging the ball from George along the way before finishing with an emphatic, two-hand, reverse jam, giving him a perfect score - and the title - on his final dunk. "I know I'm a jumper. Like I said, I'm a guy that stays out of the way, but when it's time to shine, that's my thing," Robinson said. "I knew all along I had some things planned and I just wanted to show the world." Robinson edged out Phoenix's Derrick Jones (6'7''-F-97, college: UNLV) Jr., who was done in by his failure to complete his difficult first dunk of two in the final round. Jones still managed a perfect score on his second dunk, when he received a bounce-pass in the paint, put it between his legs and threw down a left-handed jam. But Robinson made sure it wasn't enough.
In the 3-point contest, Houston's Eric Gordon (6'4''-G-88, college: Indiana) dethroned Golden State splash brother Klay Thompson (6'7''-G-90, college: Washington St.). Kristaps Porzingis (7'3''-C/F-95) of the New York Knicks won the Skills Challenge. Both dunk finalists delighted the crowd with soaring slams over teammates and others that showcased the explosive spring in their vertical leaps. "I thought I would go up against Derrick in the finals," Robinson said. "I've seen the things that he can do. That guy can jump." Robinson's first dunk was one of his best. He leap-frogged one man sitting on another's shoulders, grabbed the ball from the elevated man's hands and slammed it home. He said 2000 dunk champ Vince Carter (6'6''-G/F-77, college: N.Carolina) was one of his primary influences, along with Michael Jordan, of course. "Vince Carter did one of his best dunks first, and it kind of intimidated people. That's what I wanted to go out and do," Robinson said. "Who knows if it worked, but they missed some of their dunks and it gave me a little more room." Afterward, he couldn't take his hands off of the trophy - a gold basketball - and made it sound as if that would remain the case through the weekend. "I know I'm not letting go of her right there," he said. "She's following me everywhere I go. It's Mardi Gras. We're going to have a good time." Jones jumped over four teammates including Devin Booker and Marquese Chriss in the first round. He also drew roars from the crowd when he took a pass off the side of the backboard from Booker with his right hand, put the ball between his legs to his left for a round-house jam. The dunk that cost him was a bold one. He tried to leap a friend and the Suns' gorilla mascot, grab the ball on the way over, put it between his legs and then finish with a windmill. But he couldn't get the dunk to go down in his allotted three attempts. DeAndre Jordan (6'11''-C-88, college: Texas A&M) of the Los Angeles Clippers and Aaron Gordon of Orlando were unable to emerge from the first round. Jordan dunked over DJ turn tables and Gordon dunked after receiving a bounce pass from a drone that had flown over the court with the "Star Wars" theme music playing.
Eric Gordon got his win in New Orleans, where he played the previous five seasons before leaving last summer in free agency. Gordon's score of 21 in a final-round tiebreaker defeated Cleveland's Kyrie Irving, the 2013 winner who had 18. The pair had each finished with a score of 20 in the final round, meaning they each had to shoot 25 more balls to decide it. "I wasn't really concentrating on how many I made," Gordon said. "It's all about just knocking down the shot. I never counted in my head or anything. I just go out there and just shoot the ball." Thompson was stunningly eliminated in the first round, missing a final shot from the corner that could have put him through ahead of Kemba Walker (6'1''-PG-90, college: Connecticut). Big men reigned supreme for a second straight year in the skills competition, with the 7-foot-3 Porzingis beating Utah's Gordon Hayward (6'8''-G/F-90, college: Butler) in the final round. Those vanquished in earlier rounds included guards John Wall of Washington and Isaiah Thomas of Boston, both because they couldn't make their initial 3-pointers required to close out the course before Hayward did, even though Hayward had trailed each of them dribbling down the court by a considerable margin before hitting his clinching shots.
Porzingis emerged from the big-men's division that included the Pelicans' Anthony Davis (6'10''-C-93, college: Kentucky) and Denver's Nikola Jokic (6'10''-C-95, agency: BeoBasket). "It's a good feeling that I'm able to showcase my skill with my size and show to the kids that you're capable of doing that even if you're tall and lanky like me," Porzingis said. Porzingis and Hayward were neck-and-neck until the end of the course, but Porzingis hit his 3 first to end it. The three-round, head-to-head obstacle-course competition tests dribbling, passing, agility and shooting skills.
Courtesy of: abcnews.com



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  NBLCANADA  

NBLC Standings

NBL Standings
Atlantic Division
 1. Halifax H. 15-3 
 2. St.John R. 10-7 
 3. Island S. 8-9 
 4. Cape Breton H. 6-10 
 5. Moncton M. 4-11 
Central Division
 1. London L. 14-3 
 2. Windsor Exp. 9-11 
 3. Orangeville A's 7-9 
 4. KW Titans 7-11 
 5. Niagara RL 5-11 

Regular Season: Round 20

Feb. 18: Moncton M. - Island S. 131-110
Feb. 17: Windsor Exp. - Cape Breton H. 113-92
Feb. 17: Island S. - St.John R. 113-109
Feb. 18: London L. - Orangeville A's 109-97
Feb. 17: KW Titans - Halifax H. 100-102

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 19: Moncton M. - St.John R.
Feb. 19: Orangeville A's - Halifax H.
Feb. 19: KW Titans - Cape Breton H.
Feb. 19: Windsor Exp. - Niagara RL


Halifax Hurricanes outlast K-W Titans on Poole's buzzer beater - by Eurobasket News

Mike Poole (6'6''-G/F-92, college: Iona) dropped 18 points including the buzzer-beating dagger as the Halifax Hurricanes notched a thrilling 102-100 victory Friday night at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium in National Basketball League of Canada regular season action. Tyrone Watson (6'5''-F-90, college: N.Mexico St.) and Billy White (6'8''-F-89, college: San Diego St.) added 14 apiece for the Hurricanes (15-3) while Paul Cooper (6'8''-F, college: Arkansas Tech) paced the K-W Titans (7-11) with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Jason Calliste (6'2''-G-90, college: Oregon) helped the home team with 17 points on five-for-10 shooting from the floor in the see-saw affair. With one second remaining on a baseline out-of-bounds play, Poole received the inbound pass and spun to his left for a highly contested turnaround jumper giving the Hurricanes the final edge. It was, however, a collective fourth quarter effort in a feisty affair that saw multiple scuffles, 61 total foul calls and 71 free throws attempted in the first-ever meeting between the two franchises as the Titans are in their inaugural year in the league. The Hurricanes - ranked as the league's top defensive squad by allowing just 98.65 points per game - struggled to stop the Titans' penetration early on. The home team led by as many as 11 points in the opening frame and by halftime had already marched to the free line 26 times in comparison to the Hurricanes' 13. With the win, the Hurricanes now hold a .500 record in the month of February at 3-3. The club continues its Ontario tour against the Orangeville A's (7-8) on Sunday followed by an NBLC showdown against the Central-leading London Lightning (13-3) on Monday.
Courtesy of: thechronicleherald.ca



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  NCAA1  

Top 25 - Men

CUSA Standings
 1. Middle Tenn. 12-1 (22-4) 
 2. Louisiana Te 10-3 (18-8) 
 3. ODU 8-5 (15-10) 
 4. UAB 8-5 (15-11) 
 5. Marshall 7-4 (14-10) 
 6. Rice 7-5 (17-8) 
 7. UTEP 7-5 (9-14) 
 8. W.Kentucky 6-6 (12-13) 
 9. UTSA 6-6 (11-14) 
 10. Charlotte 5-8 (11-13) 
 11. Florida Atla 4-8 (8-15) 
 12. S.Mississipp 3-9 (6-17) 
 13. FIU 2-10 (6-20) 
 14. N.Texas 1-11 (7-17) 

Regular Season: Round 97

Feb. 17: Ill.-Chicago - Detroit Mercy 74-69
Feb. 17: Pennsylvania - Brown 96-72
Feb. 17: Iona - Marist 95-88
Feb. 17: Fairfield - Quinnipiac 89-86
Feb. 17: Canisius - Rider 85-77
Feb. 17: VCU - Richmond 84-73
Feb. 17: Columbia - Harvard 72-78
Feb. 17: Valparaiso - Oakland 71-82
Feb. 17: Princeton - Yale 71-52
Feb. 17: Cornell - Dartmouth 69-65
Feb. 17: California - Stanford 68-73
Feb. 17: Idaho - E.Washington 67-77
Feb. 17: Detroit Mercy - Florida A


Stats Leaders - NCAA1

Points Per Game
 Amy GRIFFIN
  La Salle
  (185-G/F-)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Griffin, La Salle20.6 
 2. Wilson, Rhode Island19.3 
 3. Davis, Fordham15.6 
 4. Lyon, Davidson15.5 
 5. Leidel, Massachu.15.4 
 6. Mulligan, Massachu.14.9 
 7. Ruff, St.Bonav.14.2 
 8. Stipanovich, St.Louis14.0 
 9. Kemph, St.Louis14.0 
 10. Omogrosso, Duque.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 G''Mrice DAVIS
  Fordham
  (188-F-)
  Avg: 13.2
 1. Davis, Fordham13.2 
 2. Mulligan, Massachu.11.5 
 3. Grant-Allen, Dayton8.7 
 4. Szamosi, Duquesne8.6 
 5. Stipanovich, St.Louis8.4 
 6. Alston, La Salle8.2 
 7. Franklyn, St.Josep.8.0 
 8. Washington, G.Washin.7.9 
 9. Harris, Dayton7.7 
 10. Richmond, St.Bonav.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jackie KEMPH
  St.Louis
  (170-G-)
  Avg: 7
 1. Kemph, St.Louis7.0 
 2. Alston, La Salle6.4 
 3. McDerment, Massachu.5.6 
 4. Wilson, Rhode Island4.6 
 5. Burdette, Dayton4.6 
 6. Murphree, Richmond4.3 
 7. Johnson, Davidson4.2 
 8. Ruff, St.Bonav.3.7 
 9. Wright, George M.3.4 
 10. Goodhope, VCU3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Keira ROBINSON
  VCU
  (173-G-)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Robinson, VCU2.6 
 2. Schaible, G.Washin.2.5 
 3. Alston, La Salle2.4 
 4. Wilson, Rhode Island2.1 
 5. Latt, Davidson2.0 
 6. Murphree, Richmond1.9 
 7. Leidel, Massachu.1.9 
 8. Austria, Dayton1.7 
 9. Woods, St.Joseph''s1.6 
 10. Lyon, Davidson1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Caira WASHINGTON
  G.Washin.
  (188-F-95)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Washington, G.Washin.2.6 
 2. Motrechuk, Rhode I.2.3 
 3. Griffin, La Salle1.9 
 4. Mintzer, La Salle1.6 
 5. Harris, Dayton1.6 
 6. Mulligan, Massachu.1.5 
 7. Lass, Duquesne1.4 
 8. Freeland, La Salle1.3 
 9. Franklyn, St.Josep.1.3 
 10. Grant-Allen, Dayton1.2 



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  NCAA2  

NCAA D2 Top 25 Ranking

SSC Standings
 1. Eckerd 12-4 (16-4) 
 2. Barry (18) 12-5 (-) 
 3. Rollins 11-7 (12-9) 
 4. Tampa 10-7 (16-7) 
 5. Florida Sout 9-7 (11-9) 
 6. Embry Riddle 9-8 (11-8) 
 7. St.Leo 8-9 (12-11) 
 8. Palm Beach A 8-9 (11-11) 
 9. Florida Tech 7-9 (12-9) 
 10. Lynn 4-11 (7-12) 
 11. Nova SE 2-16 (4-18) 

Regular Season: Round 84

Feb. 17: Colorado Mines - Fort Lewis 94-82
Feb. 17: Upper Iowa - Wayne St., NE
Feb. 17: Mary - Bemidji St.
Feb. 17: Sioux Falls - Concordia-St.Paul
Feb. 17: Winona St. - Augustana, SD
Feb. 17: Humboldt St. - CS San Bernar.
Feb. 17: Cal Poly Pomona - Cal-San Diego
Feb. 17: CS Los Angeles - Sonoma St.
Feb. 17: CS Dominguez H. - San Francisco St.
Feb. 17: SW Minnesota St. - Minn.St.-Mankato
Feb. 17: Northern St. - Minn.-Duluth
Feb. 17: Minot St. - Minn.-Crookston
Feb. 17: Colorado Christian - Adams St.
Feb. 17: MSU Moorhead - St.Cloud St.


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kevin BRACY-DAVIS
  Davis &.
  (198-G-)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Bracy-Davis, Davis &.21.3 
 2. Bosley, Ky Wesle.18.8 
 3. Williams, Ohio Valley16.4 
 4. Jacks, Ky Wesleyan15.5 
 5. Bocook, Alders.-.15.3 
 6. Whitefield, Trevecca.14.5 
 7. Bain, Cedarville14.4 
 8. Davis, Ohio Valley13.7 
 9. Williams, Trevecca.13.3 
 10. Faubion, Cedarville12.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rickenjee BELLEVUE
  Davis &.
  (203-C-)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Bellevue, Davis &.11.8 
 2. Bocook, Alders.-.10.7 
 3. Bracy-Davis, Davis &.8.7 
 4. Jacks, Ky Wesleyan8.5 
 5. Williams, Ohio Valley7.9 
 6. Harper, Alders.-.6.9 
 7. Harris, Ky Wesle.6.3 
 8. Blade, Trevecca.6.1 
 9. Whitefield, Trevecca.5.6 
 10. Djordjevic, Ohio V.5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Victor BLAKEY
  Salem I.
  (178-PG-)
  Avg: 5
 1. Blakey, Salem I.5.0 
 2. Foster, Ky Wesle.4.9 
 3. Faubion, Cedarville3.8 
 4. Blade, Trevecca.3.3 
 5. Djordjevic, Ohio V.3.2 
 6. Bocook, Alders.-.3.1 
 7. McElveen, Davis &.3.0 
 8. Montgomery, Cedar.2.9 
 9. Jacks, Ky Wesleyan2.8 
 10. Bosley, Ky Wesle.2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Kyle DAVIS
  Ohio Valley
  (188-G-)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Davis, Ohio Valley2.2 
 2. Djordjevic, Ohio V.1.9 
 3. Faubion, Cedarville1.7 
 4. Foster, Ky Wesle.1.6 
 5. Blakey, Salem I.1.6 
 6. Bosley, Ky Wesle.1.4 
 7. Jacks, Ky Wesleyan1.4 
 8. Williams, Trevecca.1.3 
 9. Stanford, Ky Wesle.1.3 
 10. Sanders, Alders.-.1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Rickenjee BELLEVUE
  Davis &.
  (203-C-)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Bellevue, Davis &.1.7 
 2. Bocook, Alders.-.1.6 
 3. Paulding, Trevecca.1.5 
 4. Williams, Ohio Valley1.4 
 5. Bracy-Davis, Davis &.0.9 
 6. Robinson, Salem I.0.8 
 7. Cooper, Alders.-.0.7 
 8. Williams, Ky Wesleyan0.6 
 9. Bennett, Cedarville0.6 
 10. Vigilance, Ky Wesle.0.5 



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  NIGERIA  


Abuja City Basketball League (ACBL) Season 4 to tip off in March - by Eurobasket News

The much anticipated season 4 of the Abuja City Basketball League (ACBL) is right around the corner; information coming from the management board of the ACBL indicates that the 2017 season will tip off in March. The ACBL began 3 years ago and the league have recorded tremendous success since its inception. The ACBL has grown along the years and has help improve the game of basketball in Nigeria and has bettered the basketball culture. Winners and participating teams of previous editions have gone on to win National championships in Nigeria. Winners of the maiden edition FCT Hard Rockers were champions of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) National Men's Division One championship 2014, in 2015 the third placed team (All-Stars Basketball Academy) emerged champions of the NBBF National Division Men's Division 2 League and in 2016 NSCDC Defenders who were champions of the 2016 ACBL season became champions of the Savannah Conference of the NBBF National Men's Division One League.
Players from on to play in higher leagues, and schools in Europe, the United States of America and other parts of the world.
Courtesy of: 9jahoops.com



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  NORWAY  

Standings - BLNO

BLNO Standings
 1. Kongsberg 21-3 
 2. Baerum Basket 18-5 
 3. Froya Basket 15-8 
 4. Centrum 14-10 
 5. Gimle BBK 14-10 
 6. Nidaros Jets 12-12 
 7. Asker Aliens 11-13 
 8. Tromso 8-15 
 9. Ammerud Bskt 5-21 
 10. Persbraten 2-23 

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 15: Persbraten - Kongsberg 78-85
Feb. 15: Asker Aliens - Centrum 77-98
Feb. 18: Nidaros Jets - Froya Basket 67-84
Feb. 17: Ammerud Bskt - Persbraten 66-73
Feb. 19: Tromso - Baerum Basket
Feb. 19: Kongsberg - Asker Aliens
Feb. 19: Centrum - Froya Basket



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  PANAMA  


Boulazac lands Thomas Gipson, ex Correcaminos - by Eurobasket News

Boulazac Basket Dordogne (ProB) landed 24-year old American forward Thomas Gipson (201-125kg-93, college: Kansas State). He played recently at Correcaminos in Liga Americas. Gipson managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In three Liga Americas games he averaged 8.0ppg, 5.3rpg and 2.7apg this season. He ended last year at Khimik (Superleague) in Ukraine. But the most of that year Gipson spent at Chalon/Saor (ProA) where in 8 LPB games he had just 2.9ppg and 3.4rpg. He also played 4 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 3.5ppg and 5.8rpg.
Among other achievements Gipson received All-Big 12 Honorable Mention award in 2014 and 2015 at his college time.
Gipson has played previously professionally in Finland (Kouvot) and Mexico (Halcones de Ciudad Obregon).
He attended Kansas State until 2015 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Saigon Heat lands Jordan Henriquez-Roberts - by Eurobasket News

Saigon Heat (VBA) tabbed 28-year old American (has also Panamanian passport) center Jordan Henriquez-Roberts (214-118kg-89, college: Kansas State). He just played at Atletico Aguada in Uruguayan LUB league. Henriquez-Roberts managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In two LUB games he had 10.0ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.5bpg this season. This summer he played at Correcaminos in Panamanian league where in three LUB games he recorded 6.7ppg, 9.3rpg, 1.0apg and 1.3bpg.
Henriquez-Roberts has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the D-League Semifinals in 2014. Henriquez-Roberts was also voted USBasket.com D-League All-Rookie 3rd Team back in 2014.
He is quite experienced player. Henriquez-Roberts has played in six different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Argentina (Estudiantes Concordia), Finland (Joensuun_Kataja), Germany (Science City Jena), Japan (Yokohama B-Corsairs), NBA (Houston Rockets) and D-League (Rio Grande Valley Vipers).
Henriquez-Roberts attended Kansas State until 2013 and it is his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  PHILIPPINES  


Danny Trapp left JNE BSC Bandung Utama - by Eurobasket News

Experienced 34-year old American (has also Filipino passport) guard Danny Trapp (186-83, college: W.Oklahoma St. JC) left JNE BSC Bandung Utama (IBL). In three games in Indonesia he had 7.7ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.7apg this season.
Trapp is quite experienced player. He has played on four different continents (Asia, Latin America, Africa and of course North America). Trapp has played previously professionally in China (Leopards and Changsha Bank), Mexico (Bufalos), Dominican Republic (Soles de Santo Domingo) and Egypt (Somouha).
He attended Western Oklahoma St. JC until 2006 and it is his eleventh (!!!) season as a professional player.
Trapp could be described: Physical and mental: Consistently runs the floor and never a lapse and transition, Mentally focused and stays within the game. Finds the open seams and pockets and is great at recognizing double teams. Danny is very affective slashing to the basket both with and without the ball, he is a great outside shooter and stretches the defense with his ability to shoot the ball and does well by getting his teammates involved. On the defensive of end, Danny is a tremendous on and off the ball defender as he is very quick on his feet and will cut the floor off very well and rotate. Reminds many coaches of a Gary Paton type of player. He embodies what a scoring yet defensive point guard really is. Danny is very Exciting to watch has a way with the fans not to mention Danny also tried out with the New Jersey Nets in 2009 and was let go the last cut but continues to work hard. Overall he's a solid player with natural athleticism and doesn't show signs of emotions, Adapts to changing game situations, and always find away to win.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  POLAND  

Standings - DBE

PLK Standings
 1. Stelmet ZG 16-5 
 2. Torun 15-5 
 3. Anwil 15-7 
 4. Stal Ostrow 13-8 
 5. Krosno 13-9 
 6. MKS DG 12-9 
 7. Rosa Radom 11-9 
 8. Energa Czarni 11-9 
 9. Szczecin 11-9 
 10. PGE Turow 11-10 
 11. Polpharma 10-10 
 12. Trefl Sopot 10-11 
 13. Asseco 9-11 
 14. AZS Koszalin 6-14 
 15. Polfarmex Kutno 4-15 
 16. Start Lublin 4-16 
 17. Siarka 3-17 

Regular Season: Round 19

Feb. 11: Trefl Sopot - Torun 94-62
Feb. 8: MKS DG - AZS Koszalin 90-60
Feb. 12: Energa Czarni - Start Lublin 89-58
Feb. 9: Polpharma - Start Lublin 85-70
Feb. 13: Szczecin - Stelmet ZG 84-77
Feb. 12: Polpharma - Stal Ostrow 78-79
Feb. 12: Krosno - Anwil 78-71
Feb. 17: Anwil - MKS DG 73-67
Feb. 12: MKS DG - PGE Turow 73-63
Feb. 17: Trefl Sopot - Krosno 72-78
Feb. 11: Polfarmex Kutno - Asseco 64-80
Feb. 11: Siarka - Rosa Radom 61-75

Regular Season: Round 20

Feb. 18: Stelmet ZG - PGE Turow
Feb. 18: Krosno - Anwil
Feb. 24: Torun - Siarka
Feb. 25: Rosa Radom - Polpharma
Feb. 25: Stal Ostrow - Szczecin
Feb. 25: PGE Turow - Krosno
Feb. 25: Anwil - Energa Czarni
Feb. 26: Start Lublin - Polfarmex Kutno
Feb. 26: Asseco - AZS Koszalin
Feb. 22: PGE Turow - Trefl Sopot


Standings - 1 Liga

1Liga Standings
 1. Sokol Lancut 19-4 
 2. Legia W-wa 18-5 
 3. Spojnia 16-7 
 4. GTK Gliwice 15-8 
 5. Pogon Prudnik 14-8 
 6. GKS Tychy 14-9 
 7. Polonia Leszno 14-9 
 8. Biofarm PZN 11-11 
 9. Znicz Basket 9-14 
 10. Notec Inowr. 9-14 
 11. Kotwica 9-14 
 12. SKK Siedlce 9-14 
 13. Rosa II Radom 7-15 
 14. AZS AGH Krk. 7-15 
 15. Astoria Bydg. 5-17 
 16. Nysa Klodzko 5-18 

Regular Season: Round 23

Feb. 18: Sokol Lancut - Legia W-wa 80-73
Feb. 18: GKS Tychy - Polonia Leszno 79-67
Feb. 18: Kotwica - Notec Inowr. 69-57
Feb. 18: GTK Gliwice - Nysa Klodzko 67-60
Feb. 18: AZS AGH Krk. - Znicz Basket 63-84
Feb. 18: Spojnia - SKK Siedlce 104-70
Feb. 18: Rosa II Radom - Biofarm PZN
Feb. 18: Pogon Prudnik - Astoria Bydg.


Stats Leaders - 1Liga

Points Per Game
 Filip ZEGZULA
  Rosa I.
  (188-SG-94)
  Avg: 18.4
 1. Zegzula, Rosa I.18.4 
 2. Grod, Notec Inowr.17.5 
 3. Kowalewski, Notec I.16.5 
 4. Mazur, GKS Tychy16.2 
 5. Sroka, Sokol Lancut15.9 
 6. Dymala, Spojnia15.8 
 7. Prostak, Pogon P.15.7 
 8. Wrobel, AZS A.14.0 
 9. Pabian, Spojnia13.8 
 10. Mordzak, Pogon P.13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lukasz BODYCH
  Kotwica
  (201-C/F-90)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Bodych, Kotwica8.7 
 2. Klima, Sokol Lancut8.6 
 3. Hajric, Rosa I.7.7 
 4. Struski, Biofarm .7.4 
 5. Kulikowski, Sokol L.6.8 
 6. Zmarlak, GTK G.6.6 
 7. Maj, AZS A.6.6 
 8. Metelski, Biofarm .6.6 
 9. Bluma, Nysa K.6.5 
 10. Rostalski, Polonia .6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Lukasz WILCZEK
  Legia W-wa
  (190-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Wilczek, Legia W-wa6.8 
 2. Plawucki, SKK S.6.2 
 3. Dymala, Spojnia5.5 
 4. Dzierzak, Kotwica5.3 
 5. Zegzula, Rosa I.5.3 
 6. Zywert, Sokol L.5.1 
 7. Filipiak, GTK G.5.0 
 8. Zych, AZS A.5.0 
 9. Gospodarek, Astoria .4.8 
 10. Prostak, Pogon P.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Lukasz WILCZEK
  Legia W-wa
  (190-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Wilczek, Legia W-wa2.7 
 2. Zegzula, Rosa I.2.6 
 3. Mazur, GKS Tychy2.1 
 4. Filipiak, GTK G.2.1 
 5. Prostak, Pogon P.2.0 
 6. Stepien, Polonia .1.8 
 7. Zywert, Sokol L.1.8 
 8. Tokarski, Znicz B.1.8 
 9. Zych, AZS A.1.8 
 10. Sulinski, Kotwica1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Maciej STRZELECKI
  Kotwica
  (204-C/F-87)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Strzelecki, Kotwica1.7 
 2. Cechniak, Znicz B.1.6 
 3. Lisewski, Notec I.1.4 
 4. Brek, Biofarm PZN1.1 
 5. Pytys, Spojnia1.0 
 6. Nowerski, Pogon P.1.0 
 7. Kiwilsza, Polonia .0.9 
 8. Klima, Sokol Lancut0.9 
 9. Nowakowski, Pogon P.0.8 
 10. Kukielka, Legia W-wa0.8 


Standings - 2 Liga

2Liga Standings
Group A
 1. Pelplin 20-1 
 2. SMS PZKosz 15-7 
 3. AZS PGd 14-7 
 4. Asseco II 14-8 
 5. Goleniow 13-9 
 6. Domino Inowr. 13-9 
 7. AZS UMK Torun 12-8 
 8. Trefl II Sopot 12-10 
 9. Gniezno 11-12 
 10. Tarnovia 8-13 
 11. Suchy Las 5-17 
 12. AZS PP 2-20 
 13. TKM Wloclawek 2-20 
Group B
 1. KK Warszawa 22-2 
 2. AZS UMCS Lbn 19-4 
 3. Syntex Ksiezak 18-5 
 4. LKS MG13 Lodz 18-5 
 5. Tur Bielsk Pdl. 15-9 
 6. Stal SW 14-10 
 7. Zubry 11-12 
 8. AZS UJK Kielce 11-12 
 9. Shmoolky W-wa 9-14 
 10. Ostrow Mazow. 9-14 
 11. Pro-Basket KT 7-16 
 12. Rosa III Radom 5-18 
 13. Start Lublin II 3-20 
 14. AZS PS Kielce 1-21 
Group C
 1. R8 Basket Krk. 22-1 
 2. AZS AWF Mick. 18-3 
 3. Polonia Bytom 18-4 
 4. MCKiS Jaworz. 15-9 
 5. AZS KU PO 12-9 
 6. Rybnik 12-10 
 7. Przemysl 10-11 
 8. Pogon RS 9-13 
 9. Zaglebie 6-15 
 10. AZS PS Gliwice 6-15 
 11. Wisla Krakow 6-16 
 12. AZS PCz 4-18 
 13. MKS DG 2 4-18 
Group D
 1. Slask Wroclaw 20-2 
 2. Gornik Walbrzych 20-3 
 3. Sudety 16-6 
 4. Stal II Ostrow 14-6 
 5. Rawia 14-7 
 6. Gimbasket WRC 12-11 
 7. WKK Wroclaw 9-12 
 8. Koscian 9-13 
 9. Katy Wroclawskie 9-14 
 10. Miedzychod 7-14 
 11. Otmuchow 5-16 
 12. Kalisz 4-17 
 13. Nowa Sol 2-20 

Regular Season: Round 24

Group A

Feb. 18: Gniezno - Domino Inowr. 81-74
Feb. 18: Trefl II Sopot - Suchy Las 68-56
Feb. 18: Goleniow - SMS PZKosz 64-70
Feb. 18: AZS PP - Pelplin 61-88
Feb. 18: Asseco II - TKM Wloclawek 115-61
Feb. 19: AZS PGd - AZS UMK Torun

Group B

Feb. 18: Rosa III Radom - Tur Bielsk Pdl. 92-82
Feb. 18: Syntex Ksiezak - KK Warszawa 67-71
Feb. 18: Stal SW - LKS MG13 Lodz 54-62
Feb. 18: AZS UMCS Lbn - AZS PS Kielce
Feb. 19: Start Lublin II - Pro-Basket KT
Feb. 18: AZS UJK Kielce - Zubry
Feb. 18: Ostrow Mazow. - Shmoolky W-wa

Group C

Feb. 18: AZS KU PO - MCKiS Jaworz. 91-92
Feb. 18: Rybnik - R8 Basket Krk. 57-93
Feb. 18: MKS DG 2 - Pogon RS 125-131
Feb. 18: Przemysl - Zaglebie
Feb. 18: AZS AWF Mick. - AZS PCz
Feb. 18: AZS PS Gliwice - Polonia Bytom

Group D

Feb. 18: Kalisz - Rawia 74-113
Feb. 18: Sudety - Miedzychod 73-65
Feb. 18: Koscian - Gornik Walbrzych 69-89
Feb. 8: Gimbasket WRC - Otmuchow 66-54
Feb. 18: Katy Wroclawskie - Slask Wroclaw 57-69
Feb. 18: Gimbasket WRC - Otmuchow
Feb. 18: Nowa Sol - WKK Wroclaw

Round 16

Feb. 15: AZS UMK Torun - Suchy Las 62-64

Round 19

Feb. 15: Otmuchow - Gornik Walbrzych 73-79


2Liga Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Radoslaw PLEBANEK
  AZS U.
  (190-SG-85)
  Avg: 22.9
 1. Plebanek, AZS U.22.9 
 2. Mrowczynski, Kalisz19.3 
 3. Debski, Pelplin19.0 
 4. Kuczynski, Tur B.19.0 
 5. Niedzwiedzki, Gornik W.18.7 
 6. Niesobski, Sudety18.5 
 7. Zurawski, Stal I.18.3 
 8. Gworek, Gimbaske.18.2 
 9. Zabielski, Zubry17.9 
 10. Jurczynski, Zaglebie17.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrzej MISIEWICZ
  Zubry
  (199-PF-84)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Misiewicz, Zubry11.2 
 2. Mikolajko, Przemysl10.8 
 3. Niedzwiedzki, Gornik W.10.0 
 4. Czajkowski, Rybnik9.8 
 5. Malitka, Gimbaske.9.8 
 6. Barycza, Otmuchow9.7 
 7. Wojdyr, Polonia .9.7 
 8. Pisarczyk, R8 Baske.9.7 
 9. Pruefer, Pro-Bask.9.4 
 10. Czyz, SMS P.9.2 
Assists Per Game
 Michal WARCHOWSKI
  Domino I.
  (187-PG-94)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Warchowski, Domino I.8.3 
 2. Kobel, WKK Wroclaw7.9 
 3. Konopatzki, Asseco I.7.8 
 4. Wojciechowsk., Kalisz7.2 
 5. Makuch, Syntex K.7.1 
 6. Balcerek, Goleniow7.0