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  ABA  



DMV Warriors hold #1 position in ABA Power Rankings - by Gianni Pascucci

The American Basketball Association (ABA) today released its Power Rankings through Sunday, February 19th and the DMV Warriors held the #1 position over the Austin Bats and Mobile Bay Tornados. "With only two weeks to go in the regular season, the battle for the #1 position and an automatic bye to the Final Eight is being hotly contested," stated ABA Co-founder Joe Newman . "The top 10 teams are all very competitive and it will go down to the last week."
12 games were need to qualify this week.

1. DMV Warriors 16-0
2. Austin Bats 13-1
3. Mobile Bay Tornados 12-0
4. Windy City Groove 12-1
5. Orlando Waves 16-2
6. Jacksonville Giants 13-2
7. Chicago Steam 11-2
8. South Florida Gold 18-4
9. Salina Saints 13-0
10. Richmond Elite 10-2
11. Chicago Fury 13-3
12. Grand Rapids Dangers 13-4
13. Atlantic Coast Cardinals 10-2
14. Universal City Seraphims 13-5
15. Orange County Novastars 10-3
16. Springfield Sting 10-3
17. Fredericksburg Grizzlies 10-5
18. T-Carolina Cougars 9-4, Pro Elite Flyers 9-4
19. West Michigan Lake Hawks 11-5
20. Kentucky Enforcers 12-7
21. Steel City Yellow Jackets 11-7
22. Jersey Express 10-8
23. Columbus Blackhawks 10-7
24. Baltimore Hawks 10-7
25. Laredo Swarm 7-5

Teams to watch: Elmira Eagles, PG Valor, Roc City Ravens, Michigan Giant Knights, New England Anchors, Indy Naptown All Stars.
For more information, visit www.abaliveaction.com.



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  ALBANIA  

Standings - A1

Superliga Standings
 1. SK Tirana 12-1 
 2. Teuta 9-4 
 3. Vllaznia 8-5 
 4. Kamza Basket 7-6 
 5. Ardhmeria 3-10 
 6. Flamurtari 0-13 

Regular Season: Round 13

Feb. 17: Vllaznia - Ardhmeria 67-57
Feb. 18: Flamurtari - Kamza Basket 48-77
Feb. 17: SK Tirana - Teuta 106-58


Superliga Round 13: SK Tirana defeat Teuta in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

An interesting game for SK Tirana (12-1) which hosted in Tirana their biggest opponent Teuta (9-4). First ranked SK Tirana had an easy win 106-58. The game without a history. SK Tirana led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Teuta to just 6 points in second quarter. SK Tirana have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 12-1 record. Teuta at the other side keeps the second position with four games lost.
Bottom-ranked Flamurtari is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 13th consecutive match to fourth ranked Kamza Basket (7-6) 77-48. Kamza Basket maintains fourth place with 7-6 record. Flamurtari lost their thirteenth game in a row. They still close the standings with 13 games lost.

In the last game of round 13 Ardhmeria was beaten by Vllaznia on the road 67-57.

Flamurtari - Kamza Basket 48-77

Bottom-ranked Flamurtari is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 13th consecutive match to fourth ranked Kamza Basket (7-6) 77-48. The game without a history. Kamza Basket led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Flamurtari to just 6 points in third quarter. Kamza Basket maintains fourth place with 7-6 record. Flamurtari lost their thirteenth game in a row. They still close the standings with 13 games lost.
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Vllaznia - Ardhmeria 67-57

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Vllaznia Shkodra (8-5) beat at home 5th ranked Ardhmeria (3-10) 67-57. The game was mostly controlled by Vllaznia Shkodra. Ardhmeria was better in fourth quarter 14-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Defending champion maintains third place with 8-5 record having four points less than leader SK Tirana. Newly promoted Ardhmeria keeps the fifth position with ten games lost.
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SK Tirana - Teuta 106-58

An interesting game for SK Tirana (12-1) which hosted in Tirana their biggest opponent Teuta (9-4). First ranked SK Tirana had an easy win 106-58. The game without a history. SK Tirana led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Teuta to just 6 points in second quarter. SK Tirana have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 12-1 record. Teuta at the other side keeps the second position with four games lost.
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  ANTIGUA  

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 13

Feb. 19: Flyers - Stingerz 88-79
Feb. 19: Cutie Ovals Ojays - Baldwin Braves 70-71

Regular Season: Round 14

Feb. 23: Freetown T. - HS Outlaws
Feb. 23: Ottos - Stingerz


ABBA Round 13: Baldwin Braves defeat leader Cutie Ovals Ojays - by Eurobasket News

The most crucial game of the last round was another loss of Cutie Ovals Ojays (6-2) at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were edged by Baldwin Braves (6-1) 71-70. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 20-16. But Cutie Ovals Ojays won second period 20-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Baldwin Braves keep a position of league leader. Defending champion Cutie Ovals Ojays dropped to the second place with two games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Stingerz (4-1) against fourth ranked Flyers (4-2) on Sunday night. Visiting Stingerz was defeated by Flyers in a tough game on the road 79-88. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Stingerz. Flyers maintains fourth place with 4-2 record. Stingerz at the other side keeps the third position with one game lost. Flyers' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in to the arena .

Cutie Ovals Ojays - Baldwin Braves 70-71

The most crucial game of the last round was another loss of Cutie Ovals Ojays (6-2) at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were edged by Baldwin Braves (6-1) 71-70. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 20-16. But Cutie Ovals Ojays won second period 20-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Baldwin Braves keep a position of league leader. Defending champion Cutie Ovals Ojays dropped to the second place with two games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
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Flyers - Stingerz 88-79

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Stingerz (4-1) against fourth ranked Flyers (4-2) on Sunday night. Visiting Stingerz was defeated by Flyers in a tough game on the road 79-88. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Stingerz. Flyers maintains fourth place with 4-2 record. Stingerz at the other side keeps the third position with one game lost. Flyers' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in to the arena .
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  ARGENTINA  

Standings - LigaA

LigaA Standings
Norte
 1. San Martin C. 25-9 
 2. Estudiantes C. 24-12 
 3. Instituto 21-13 
 4. Regatas C. 19-12 
 5. Quimsa 19-14 
 6. Libertad S. 17-17 
 7. Olimpico LB 17-17 
 8. La Union 16-19 
 9. Atenas 11-21 
 10. Echague 6-28 
Sur
 1. San Lorenzo 25-9 
 2. Ferrocarril 21-11 
 3. Weber Bahia 20-13 
 4. Obras Basket 17-18 
 5. GECR Indalo 16-18 
 6. Argentino 15-18 
 7. Quilmes MP 15-19 
 8. Penarol 14-22 
 9. Hispano Am. 11-25 
 10. Boca Jrs 10-24 

Regular Season: Round 34

Feb. 17: Quimsa - La Union 99-87
Feb. 20: Obras Basket - Olimpico LB 92-90
Feb. 18: Boca Jrs - Olimpico LB 89-86
Feb. 18: Estudiantes C. - Penarol 89-71
Feb. 19: Libertad S. - San Lorenzo 84-53
Feb. 19: San Martin C. - Atenas 83-80
Feb. 17: Argentino - GECR Indalo 78-67
Feb. 17: Quilmes MP - Weber Bahia 75-68
Feb. 17: Echague - San Lorenzo 74-85
Feb. 20: La Union - Hispano Am. 74-84
Feb. 20: Echague - Penarol 71-69
Feb. 18: Regatas C. - Hispano Am. 107-93
Feb. 21: Ferrocarril - Instituto
Feb. 21: Regatas C. - Atenas


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Dar TUCKER
  Estudian.
  (193-SG-88)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Tucker, Estudian.21.4 
 2. Green, Instituto19.9 
 3. Quinteros, Regat.18.7 
 4. Sims, Regatas C.18.7 
 5. Solano, Echague18.6 
 6. Baxley, Atenas17.7 
 7. Horner, Obras B.16.8 
 8. Reed, Penarol16.2 
 9. Mickeal, Atenas16.2 
 10. Vildoza, Quilm.16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Williams, Olimpico.12.3 
 2. Crawford, Argen.10.5 
 3. Clancy, Instituto10.3 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.9.9 
 5. Wood, San M.9.1 
 6. Johnson, Atenas8.9 
 7. Justiz, Estudian.8.5 
 8. Lampropoulos, Boca J.8.4 
 9. Horner, Obras B.8.4 
 10. Francis, La Union8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Franco BALBI
  Ferrocarril
  (185-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Balbi, Ferrocarril6.3 
 2. Stanic, Olimpico.6.1 
 3. Barral, Obras B.6.1 
 4. Konsztadt, La Union5.5 
 5. Aguirre, San L.5.3 
 6. Cantero, San M.5.2 
 7. Perez, Boca Jrs4.6 
 8. Ciorciari, Instituto4.5 
 9. Hopson, Quimsa4.5 
 10. De-l., GECR I.4.5 
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. Massey, Libertad.1.6 
 8. Vildoza, Quilm.1.5 
 9. Flor, Quilmes MP1.5 
 10. Lescano, San M.1.5 
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.1.6 
 5. Marriaga, Estudian.1.3 
 6. Battle, Quimsa1.2 
 7. Calfani, San L.1.1 
 8. Meyinsse, San L.1.1 
 9. Clancy, Instituto1.1 
 10. Acuna, Penarol1.0 


Standings - TNA

TNA Standings
Center North
 1. Union SF 20-6 
 2. San Isidro 17-11 
 3. Barrio Parque 14-11 
 4. Independiente BBC 11-17 
 5. BHY Tiro Federal 9-16 
 6. SP Las Parejas 6-21 
Center South
 1. Parque Sur 16-11 
 2. Ciclista 16-11 
 3. Platense 13-11 
 4. Temperley 13-12 
 5. Rocamora 11-14 
 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 11-13 
 5. Villa San Martin 10-17 
 6. Obera TC 8-17 
 7. Mitre Tuc. 7-18 
South
 1. Estudiantes O. 18-8 
 2. Alianza Viedma 16-11 
 3. Olimpo BB 15-10 
 4. Huracan 15-11 
 5. Atenas Carmen 14-13 
 6. Petr.Argentino 8-17 

Regular Season: Round 26

Feb. 18: Huracan - Rocamora 97-91
Feb. 18: Gimnasia LP - Alianza Viedma 97-102
Feb. 19: Atenas Carmen - Platense 93-83
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. 19: Independiente BBC - BHY Tiro Federal 79-75
Feb. 19: Salta Basket - Barrio Parque 78-75
Feb. 19: Villa San Martin - SP Las Parejas 76-67
Feb. 15: Independiente BBC - Barrio Parque 75-74
Feb. 15: Ciclista - Olimpo BB 74-68
Feb. 20: San Isidro - Mitre Tuc. 73-84
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. 20: Temperley - Rocamora 101-84
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: 23.5
 1. Barovero, Union SF23.5 
 2. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista20.7 
 3. Brown, Mitre Tuc.20.0 
 4. Matthews, Salta B.19.8 
 5. Brown, La Union19.7 
 6. Martin Jr., Alianza .19.6 
 7. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.18.9 
 8. Pais, Platense18.4 
 9. Montes-C., Obera T.18.3 
 10. Cutley, Atenas C.18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Santiago GONZALEZ
  San I.
  (203-C-83)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Gonzalez, San I.12.6 
 2. Matthews, Salta B.10.1 
 3. Graham, Temperley9.5 
 4. Cutley, Atenas C.9.3 
 5. Lauria, Comunica.8.6 
 6. Lockett, BHY T.8.5 
 7. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista8.5 
 8. Joseph, Obera TC8.2 
 9. Coleman, Alianza .7.7 
 10. Granado, Olimpo BB7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Victor Hugo CAJAL
  Independ.
  (179-PG-80)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Cajal, Independ.7.4 
 2. La Bella, Gimnasia.7.3 
 3. Merlo, Ciclista6.5 
 4. Gandoy, Obera TC5.2 
 5. Paletta, Hindu5.2 
 6. Cequeira, Villa A.4.9 
 7. Correa, BHY T.4.6 
 8. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.4.5 
 9. Franco, Alianza .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. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.2.2 
 3. Cequeira, Villa A.2.1 
 4. Correa, BHY T.2.1 
 5. Brown, Mitre Tuc.2.0 
 6. Merlo, Ciclista1.9 
 7. Lopez, Independ.1.9 
 8. Eseverri, Salta B.1.8 
 9. Punet, Huracan1.8 
 10. Tabarez, Union SF1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane HEYWARD
  Huracan
  (200-C-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Heyward, Huracan2.5 
 2. Jeronimo, Gimnasia.1.5 
 3. Lockett, BHY T.1.4 
 4. Deck, Obera TC1.3 
 5. Nwogbo, Alianza .1.3 
 6. Stroud, Parque Sur1.0 
 7. Okoye, Salta Basket1.0 
 8. Lauria, Comunica.0.9 
 9. Granado, Olimpo BB0.9 
 10. Tabarez, Union SF0.9 


Standings - Liga B

TFB Standings
Bonaerense
 1. Chivilcoy Racing 13-4 
 2. Belgrano SN 11-5 
 3. Sarmiento 9-7 
 4. Villa Mitre BB 9-7 
 5. Sportivo E. 7-7 
 6. Argentino PRG 6-11 
 7. Atletico Pilar 4-11 
 8. U.Mar del Plata 4-12 
Centro
 1. Ameghino 14-4 
 2. Atletico Tostado 13-6 
 3. Deportivo Norte A. 11-5 
 4. Union Sunch. 11-6 
 5. Independ. Oliva 8-10 
 6. Central SJ 7-9 
 7. H.San Javier 6-9 
 8. San Justino 5-12 
 9. Olimpico Ceres 5-13 
Mesopotamia
 1. C.Entrerriano 10-5 
 2. Gualeguay 10-6 
 3. Union Goya 10-7 
 4. Regatas U. 9-8 
 5. Atletico Tala 7-9 
 6. Penarol 7-9 
 7. Ferrocarril C. 7-10 
 8. Capuchinos 6-9 
 9. Saladas 6-9 
Metropolitana
 1. River Plate 13-4 
 2. P.Echague 12-6 
 3. Ramos Mejia 12-6 
 4. H.San Justo 11-7 
 5. Union Vecinal 9-8 
 6. RC Avellaneda 9-9 
 7. Lanus 7-8 
 8. Villa Mitre CF 7-11 
 9. Estudiantil 4-14 
 10. Estudiantes LP 2-16 
Noa
 1. Talleres TV 16-0 
 2. San Martin LR 11-4 
 3. Amancay LR 10-5 
 4. N.Avellaneda Tuc. 8-8 
 5. Olimpia Catam. 7-9 
 6. Union Oran 6-10 
 7. Hindu BBC 4-12 
 8. Rio Grande 0-14 
Oeste
 1. Perfora 14-3 
 2. C.Espanol P. 13-3 
 3. Rivadavia M. 12-6 
 4. Independ.N. 5-10 
 5. M.Junin 5-13 
 6. Anzorena 1-17 

Regular Season: Round 16

Bonaerense

Feb. 17: Sportivo E. - Argentino PRG 94-68
Feb. 19: Argentino PRG - Sarmiento 90-80
Feb. 19: Chivilcoy Racing - Belgrano SN 81-74
Feb. 17: Sarmiento - Chivilcoy Racing 77-81
Feb. 17: Belgrano SN - Atletico Pilar 71-68

Centro

Feb. 17: Independ. Oliva - San Justino 86-72
Feb. 17: Union Sunch. - Deportivo Norte A. 85-74
Feb. 17: Olimpico Ceres - Atletico Tostado 81-83
Feb. 19: Union Sunch. - Olimpico Ceres 77-86

Mesopotamia

Feb. 19: Regatas U. - Atletico Tala 88-83
Feb. 17: Capuchinos - Penarol 80-79
Feb. 17: Regatas U. - Saladas 76-70
Feb. 19: Ferrocarril C. - Gualeguay 71-67
Feb. 17: Atletico Tala - Union Goya 66-84

Metropolitana

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

Noa

Feb. 17: Olimpia Catam. - San Martin LR 72-87
Feb. 19: Hindu BBC - Amancay LR 65-79
Feb. 17: Talleres TV - Union Oran 103-67

Oeste

Feb. 17: C.Espanol P. - Anzorena 96-64
Feb. 19: Perfora - Anzorena 90-76
Feb. 19: M.Junin - Ameghino 78-94
Feb. 17: Independ.N. - Perfora 76-83
Feb. 17: Rivadavia M. - Ameghino 58-56


Nicolas Laprovittola selected the top Argentinian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Nicolas Laprovittola
Nicolas Laprovittola
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Nicolas Laprovittola (193-90, currently plays in Spain). He led Baskonia to a 1-point victory against one of league's weakest teams Blusens Monbus (5-14) 87-86 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game. Laprovittola scored 15 points and added 6 assists (went 5 for 5 at the free throw line) in 27 minutes on the court. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (14-6) is placed fifth in the Liga Endesa. This year Laprovittola averages: 8.0ppg, 1.7rpg, 5.0apg, 3FGP: 45.5% in three games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Argentinian senior national team.

Facundo Campazzo
Facundo Campazzo
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Facundo Campazzo (181-91, currently plays in Spain). He could not help one of league's weakest teams UCAM Murcia (6-14) in their last game. Despite Campazzo's very good performance UCAM Murcia was edged 86-84 on the road by the higher-ranked (#14) Joventut. He was the top scorer with 22 points. Campazzo also added 7 assists in 29 minutes. Campazzo has relatively good stats this year: 14.9ppg, 2.7rpg, 6.1apg, 2.1spg, 2FGP: 50.9%, 3FGP: 28.3% and FT: 81.4% in 19 games. He is in the roster of the Argentinian senior national team.

Andres Nocioni
Andres Nocioni
   #3. The Argentinian player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced international small forward Andres Nocioni (203-79, currently plays in Spain). Nocioni was not able to help Real Madrid in their game against Unicaja Malaga (13-7) in the Spanish Liga Endesa. He scored 8 points. The league leader Real Madrid was defeated 82-78 in Malaga by the lower-ranked Unicaja (#6). They ended the series of four consecutive victories. Nocioni's overall stats this season are: 5.6ppg, 1.9rpg, 2FGP: 41.4%, 3FGP: 52.4%(22-42). He has a dual citizenship: Argentinian and Italian. Ex-Penarol Mar del Plata player is also a member of the Argentinian senior national team.

Manu Ginobili
Manu Ginobili
   #4. Guard Manu Ginobili (198-77, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in NBA) was not able to secure a victory for the San Antonio Spurs (43-13) in their game against the New York Knicks (23-34) in the NBA. Ginobili recorded only 4 points and added 4 assists. The San Antonio Spurs (43-13) were defeated 94-90 in New York by the Knicks. It's Ginobili's 15th season with the team. This year he has relatively solid stats: 7.7ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.5apg and 1.1spg. Ginobili is another player who holds two passports: Argentinian and Italian. He is also Argentinian national team player.

Fabricio Vay
Fabricio Vay
   #5. Former international forward Fabricio Vay (207-86, also represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Austria) couldn't help Arkadia Lions (9-12) in their game against Vienna (10-10) in the Austrian A Bundesliga. Vay recorded 5 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists. Arkadia Lions were defeated 81-69 in Wien by the higher-ranked Vienna (#5). Vay is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Arkadia Lions' roster. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Vay averages: 19.1ppg, 8.4rpg, 3.3apg and 1.2spg. Similarly like Ginobili and Nocioni above he has both Argentinian and Italian nationalities. Vay used to play for the Argentinian national team eight years ago.

Marcos Delia
Marcos Delia
   #6. Center Marcos Delia (211-92, currently plays in Spain) is a teammate of previously mentioned Facundo Campazzo and both played together in the last Spanish Liga Endesa game. Delia couldn't help one of league's weakest teams UCAM Murcia (6-14) in their game against Joventut (6-14). He cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. Delia scored only 2 points in 14 minutes. UCAM Murcia was edged 86-84 in Badalona by the higher-ranked (#14) Joventut. This year Delia's overall stats are: 6.5ppg and 3.3rpg in 20 games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Argentinian National Team roster.

Juan Fernandez
Juan Fernandez
   #7. Former international guard Juan Fernandez (193-90, college: Temple, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a 3-point Leche Rio Breogan's victory against the 11th-ranked Oviedo CB (7-12) 107-104 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) in Saturday night's game. Fernandez scored 6 points (went 6 for 6 at the free throw line) in only 11 minutes. Cafes Candelas Breogan Lugo (15-8) is placed fifth in the LEB Gold. It's Fernandez's first season with the team. This year his total stats are: 8.7ppg, 1.7rpg and 3.0apg in 23 games. Fernandez used to play for the Argentinian national team three years ago.

Antonio Porta
Antonio Porta
   #8. Point guard Antonio Porta (187-83, agency: Players Group, currently plays in Denmark) couldn't help Svendborg (11-12) in their game against Bakken (18-3) in the Danish Ligaen. He scored 6 points and added 3 passes. Svendborg was defeated 97-85 at home by the second-ranked Bakken. It was Svendborg's fourth consecutive loss in a row. Porta has reliable stats this season: 10.4ppg, 1.7rpg, 3.4apg and 1.1spg. He used to play for the Argentinian national team back in 2008.

Juan Manuel Caceres
Juan Manuel Caceres
   #9. Former U16 international small forward Juan Manuel Caceres (199-84, another player represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Italy) contributed to an easy victory against the 16th-ranked Maddaloni (2-19) crushing them 89-62 in the Italian Serie B (third division) in Sunday night's game. Caceres scored 6 points in 25 minutes. Virtus Valmontone (18-3) is placed second in Group C. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Caceres' stats this year are: 10.8ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.2apg in 16 games. He used to play for the Argentinian U16 national team fifteen years ago.

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

   #1. Daniel Hure (200-PF-85, currently plays in Brazil) led Paulistano to a victory over the 12th-ranked Minas (8-12) 96-85 in the Brazilian NBB last Thursday. Hure was MVP of the game. He scored 23 points. Paulistano/Unimed Sao Paolo (11-7) is placed fourth in the NBB. Hure's overall stats this season are: 9.9ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.4apg.

   #2. Experienced Omar Canton (206-C-82, currently plays in Uruguay) was the main contributor in a 2-point Union Atletica's victory against the fifth-ranked Sayago (2-9) 83-81 in the Uruguayan LUB last Thursday. Canton was MVP of the game. He scored 22 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and made 3 blocks in 30 minutes. Union Atletica Montevideo (6-5) is placed fourth in Promocional 2 group. The Second Stage already ended. Canton has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 18.0ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.7apg in 24 games he played so far. Canton has a dual citizenship: Italian and Argentinian.

   #3. Enzo Cafferata (187-PG-88, currently plays in Brazil) could not help Liga Sorocaba (4-14) in their last game on Thursday. Despite his very good performance Liga Sorocaba was edged 79-77 on the road by the leading Brasilia. Cafferata was the second best scorer with 16 points. He also added 5 rebounds. This season Cafferata has relatively solid stats: 13.4ppg, 3.2rpg, 4.9apg and 1.6spg.

   #4. Juan Luis Abeiro (196-C/F-88, currently plays in Chile) contributed to a CD Tinguiririca San Fernando's victory against the sixth-ranked Universidad Catolica (7-27) 91-84 in the Chilean Liga Nacional in Friday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Abeiro had a double-double by scoring 44 points and getting 12 rebounds in 40 minutes. CD Tinguiririca San Fernando (20-2) is placed first in Conferencia Centro. His team will play only one more game in the Elimination Round. And that game will be critical. Abeiro has very impressive stats this year: 26.1ppg, 10.8rpg, 3.3apg and 1.7spg in 41 games.

   #5. Santiago Boffelli (197-G/F-83, currently plays in Italy) helped Scauri win their game against the seventh-ranked Roma Luiss (11-10) 71-64 in the Italian Serie B (third division) last Sunday. He was MVP of the game. Boffelli recorded a double-double by scoring 33 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added and 3 steals. Basket Scauri (10-10) is placed eighth in Group C. This season Boffelli has very high stats. He averages: 17.6ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.6apg and 1.3spg. Boffelli is another player who holds two passports: Argentinian and Italian.

   #6. Brian Savoy (189-SG-92, currently plays in Switzerland) was not able to help Neuchatel (10-6) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Neuchatel lost 74-89 at home to the leading Fribourg. Savoy was the second best scorer with 19 points. He also added 8 rebounds and dished 5 assists in 33 minutes. This year Savoy has relatively solid stats: 12.8ppg, 4.4rpg, 4.7apg and 1.2spg in 16 games. He has both Argentinian and Swiss nationalities.

   #7. Bernardo Musso (193-G-86, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Italy) helped FCM Ferentino win their game against the 14th-ranked Scafati 87-77 in the Italian Serie A2 (second division) in Sunday night's game. Musso was MVP of the game. He recorded 21 points and added 5 passes. This season Musso has relatively solid stats: 13.7ppg, 4.1rpg, 3.3apg and 1.5spg. He also holds two passports: Argentinian and Italian.

   #8. Andres Forray (187-PG-86, currently plays in Italy) helped Dolomiti En. TR win their game against the closely-ranked Betaland Cdo 71-63 in the Italian Serie A last Sunday. Forray recorded 7 points in 23 minutes. This year Forray's overall stats are: 5.5ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.7apg and 1.2spg in 19 games. He holds both Argentinian and Italian passports.

   #9. Erik Thomas (196-F-95, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped New Orleans win their game against the Central Arkansas crushing them 84-61 in the NCAA on Saturday night. Thomas recorded a double-double by scoring 23 points and getting 13 rebounds. He also added 5 assists. This season Thomas has very high stats. He averages: 19.7ppg, 7.8rpg, 1.8apg and 1.5spg. Thomas is a naturalized American. Strangely he has never played in Argentina.

   #10. Agustin Fabi (199-F/G-91, currently plays in Italy) was not able to secure a victory for Viola RC in their last game. Despite Fabi's very good performance the tenth-placed Viola RC lost 96-104 on the opponent's court to the lower-ranked (#12) Rieti in the West group. He was the second best scorer with 25 points. Fabi also added 4 rebounds and 3 assists in 36 minutes. This year Fabi has relatively solid stats: 12.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.0apg and 1.5spg in 21 games. He has dual citizenship: Argentinian and Italian.



TFB Round 16: Perfora keeps a leadership position in their group - by Eurobasket News

There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with defeat of the leader, derby games, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Perfora as it allowed them to take a leadership position in Oeste. Perfora defeated 6th ranked Anzorena in Plaza Huincul 90-76. Perfora have a solid four-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Anzorena lost tenth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 17 games lost. Anzorena will play next round against M.Junin trying to get back on the winning streak. Perfora will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Villa Mitre BB at home.
Leading Ameghino (14-4) recorded its fourth loss on the court of third ranked Rivadavia M.. Visitors were edged by Rivadavia M. 58-56. Rivadavia M. maintains third position in Oeste with 12-6 record having just five point less than leader C.Entrerriano. Ameghino at the other side still keeps top place with four games lost. Rivadavia M. will again play against league's leader Ameghino in Villa Maria in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Ameghino will have a break next round.
Seventh-ranked Atletico PL (4-11) gave a tough game to second ranked Belgrano SN (11-5) in San Nicolas on Friday. Belgrano SN managed to secure only three-point victory 71-68. However their fans expected much easier game. Belgrano SN have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position in Bonaerense with 11-5 record having just one victory less than leader C.Entrerriano. Loser Atletico PL keeps the seventh place with 11 games lost. Belgrano SN will meet at home Sarmiento (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Atletico PL will play against Argentino PRG (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Ninth-ranked Olimpico (5-13) gave a tough game to second ranked Atletico Tostado (13-6) in Ceres. The visitors from Tostado managed to secure only two-point victory 83-81. However their fans expected much easier game. Atletico Tostado maintains second position in Centro with 13-6 record having just seven point less than leader C.Entrerriano. Olimpico lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with 13 games lost. Atletico Tostado's next round opponent will be Union de Sunchales (#4) at home. Olimpico will play against H.San Justo (#4) and hope to win that game.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Buenos Aires: Lanus (#7) and P.Echague (#2). P.Echague was defeated at home 65-72 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. Lanus maintains seventh position in Metropolitana with 7-8 record. Loser P.Echague keeps the second place with six games lost. Lanus' supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Buenos Aires .

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 16:
In Bonaerense Belgrano SN lost to Chivilcoy Racing on the opponent's court 74-81. Argentino PRG managed to outperform Sarmiento in a home game 90-80. Argentino PRG was rolled over Sportivo E. on the road 94-68. Sarmiento was defeated by Chivilcoy Racing on its own court 77-81.
In Centro Olimpico Ceres beat Union Sunch. in a road game 86-77. Union Sunch. won against Deportivo Norte A. at home 85-74. San Justino unfortunately lost to Independ. Oliva on the opponent's court 72-86.
In Mesopotamia Ferrocarril C. managed to beat Gualeguay in a home game 71-67. Atletico Tala was defeated by Regatas U. on the road 88-83. Atletico Tala was beaten by Union Goya on its own court 66-84. Penarol lost to Capuchinos in Concordia 79-80. Regatas U. managed to outperform Saladas at home 76-70.
In Metropolitana Estudiantes LP recorded a loss to Villa Mitre CF on the opponent's court 74-60. RC Avellaneda defeated Estudiantil in a home game 95-83. Ramos Mejia was beaten by River Plate on the road 89-84. Union Vecinal won against H.San Justo on its own court 69-56.
In Noa Amancay LR managed to outperform Hindu BBC in La Rioja 79-65. Olimpia Catam. recorded a loss to San Martin LR at home 72-87. Union Oran lost to undefeated Talleres TV on the opponent's court 67-103.
In Oeste M.Junin was beaten by Ameghino in a home game 78-94. Perfora won against Independ.N. on the road 83-76. C.Espanol P. outscored Anzorena on its own court 96-64.

Bonaerense
Chivilcoy Racing - Belgrano SN 81-74

The game between closely ranked teams ended with their biggest opponent Belgrano SN's (11-5) road loss to first ranked Chivilcoy Racing (13-4) 74-81 on Sunday. Chivilcoy Racing have a solid four-game winning streak. Newly promoted Chivilcoy Racing maintains first position in Bonaerense with 13-4 record. Loser Belgrano SN keeps the second place with five games lost. Chivilcoy Racing will face Sportivo E. (#5) in the next round. Belgrano SN will play against Sarmiento and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 511703


Argentino PRG - Sarmiento 90-80

There was a small surprise when sixth ranked Argentino PRG (6-11) defeated at home 3rd ranked Sarmiento (9-7) 90-80 on Sunday. Argentino PRG maintains sixth position in Bonaerense with 6-11 record. Loser Sarmiento keeps the third place with seven games lost. Argentino PRG will face Atletico PL (#7) in Buenos Aires in the next round. Sarmiento will play on the road against the league's second-placed Belgrano SN (#2) in San Nicolas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 511701


Belgrano SN - Atletico Pilar 71-68

Seventh-ranked Atletico PL (4-11) gave a tough game to second ranked Belgrano SN (11-5) in San Nicolas on Friday. Belgrano SN managed to secure only three-point victory 71-68. However their fans expected much easier game. Belgrano SN have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position in Bonaerense with 11-5 record having just one victory less than leader C.Entrerriano. Loser Atletico PL keeps the seventh place with 11 games lost. Belgrano SN will meet at home Sarmiento (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Atletico PL will play against Argentino PRG (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 511700


Sportivo E. - Argentino PRG 94-68

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 6th ranked Argentino PRG's (6-11) road loss to fifth ranked Sportivo E. (7-7) 68-94 on Friday. Newly promoted Sportivo E. maintains fifth position in Bonaerense with 7-7 record. Argentino PRG lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 11 games lost. Sportivo E. will face league's leader Chivilcoy Racing on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Argentino PRG will play against Atletico PL (#7) in Buenos Aires and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 511699


Sarmiento - Chivilcoy Racing 77-81

Everything went according to plan in Junin where first ranked Chivilcoy Racing (13-4) beat 3rd ranked Sarmiento (9-7) 81-77 on Friday. Chivilcoy Racing have a solid four-game winning streak. Newly promoted Chivilcoy Racing maintains first position in Bonaerense with 13-4 record. Loser Sarmiento keeps the third place with seven games lost. Chivilcoy Racing will face Sportivo E. (#5) in the next round. Sarmiento will play against the league's second-placed Belgrano SN in San Nicolas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 511698


Centro
Union Sunch. - Olimpico Ceres 77-86

There was an upset when higher ranked Union de Sunchales (11-6) was defeated at home by ninth ranked Olimpico (5-13) 86-77 on Sunday. Olimpico maintains ninth position in Centro with 5-13 record. Loser Union de Sunchales dropped to the fourth place with six games lost. Olimpico will face higher ranked H.San Justo (#4) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Union de Sunchales will play against the league's second-placed Atletico Tostado having rather not much hope for a victory.
gschID: 511882


Olimpico Ceres - Atletico Tostado 81-83

Ninth-ranked Olimpico (5-13) gave a tough game to second ranked Atletico Tostado (13-6) in Ceres. The visitors from Tostado managed to secure only two-point victory 83-81. However their fans expected much easier game. Atletico Tostado maintains second position in Centro with 13-6 record having just seven point less than leader C.Entrerriano. Olimpico lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with 13 games lost. Atletico Tostado's next round opponent will be Union de Sunchales (#4) at home. Olimpico will play against H.San Justo (#4) and hope to win that game.
gschID: 511880


Union Sunch. - Deportivo Norte A. 85-74

There was a small surprise when third ranked Union de Sunchales (11-6) won against at home one of their biggest challengers Deportivo Norte A. (11-5) 85-74 on Friday. Despite that victory Union de Sunchales went down to fourth position (Centro) due to points difference. Newly promoted Deportivo Norte A. keeps the third place with five games lost. Union de Sunchales will face league's second-placed Atletico Tostado on the road in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Deportivo Norte A. will play against Central SJ and hope to win that game.
gschID: 511879


Independ. Oliva - San Justino 86-72

Rather expected game when 8th ranked San Justino (5-12) was defeated on the road by sixth ranked Independ. Oliva (8-10) 86-72 on Friday. Independ. Oliva moved-up to fifth place in Centro. Loser San Justino keeps the eighth position with 12 games lost. Independ. Oliva will face higher ranked Rivadavia M. (#3) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. San Justino's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in San Justo to the arena H.San Justo.
gschID: 511878


Mesopotamia
Ferrocarril C. - Gualeguay 71-67

There was a surprise result in Concordia where ninth ranked Ferrocarril (7-10) defeated much higher ranked Gualeguay (10-6) 71-67 on Sunday. Ferrocarril moved-up to seventh place in Mesopotamia. Gualeguay lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the second position with six games lost. Ferrocarril will face higher ranked Penarol (#6) in Rosario del Tala in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Gualeguay will play at home against Regatas CU (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 511482


Regatas U. - Atletico Tala 88-83

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 5th ranked Atletico TL's (7-9) road loss to fourth ranked Regatas CU (9-8) 83-88 on Sunday. Regatas CU have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position in Mesopotamia with 9-8 record. Atletico TL lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with nine games lost. Regatas CU will face league's second-placed Gualeguay in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Atletico TL will play against Saladas and hope to win that game.
gschID: 511481


Atletico Tala - Union Goya 66-84

Everything went according to plan in Rosario del Tala where third ranked Union Goya (10-7) beat 5th ranked Atletico TL (7-9) 84-66 on Friday. Union Goya have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position in Mesopotamia with 10-7 record having just two point less than leader C.Entrerriano. Atletico TL lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with nine games lost. Union Goya will face league's leader C.Entrerriano in Gualeguaychu in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Atletico TL will play on the road against Saladas (#9) and hope to win that game.
gschID: 511480


Capuchinos - Penarol 80-79

There was a minor upset in Concordia where 6th ranked Penarol (7-9) was edged by ninth ranked Capuchinos (6-9) 80-79 on Friday. Capuchinos moved-up to eighth place in Mesopotamia, which they share with Saladas. Loser Penarol dropped to the fifth position with nine games lost. Capuchinos will face higher ranked Regatas CU (#4) in Concepcion del Urug. in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Penarol will play at home against Ferrocarril and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 511479


Regatas U. - Saladas 76-70

No shocking result in a game in Concepcion del Urug. where fourth ranked Regatas CU (9-8) won against 7th ranked Saladas (6-9) 76-70 on Friday. Regatas CU have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position in Mesopotamia with 9-8 record. Loser Saladas dropped to the eighth place with nine games lost. Regatas CU will face league's second-placed Gualeguay in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Saladas will play against Atletico TL (#5) and hope to win that game.
gschID: 511478


Metropolitana
Villa Mitre CF - Estudiantes LP 74-60

Rather expected game in Buenos Aires where 10th ranked Estudiantes LP (2-16) was defeated by eighth ranked Villa Mitre CF (7-11) 74-60 on Friday. Villa Mitre CF maintains eighth position in Metropolitana with 7-11 record. Loser Estudiantes LP keeps the tenth place with 16 games lost. Villa Mitre CF's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Buenos Aires River Plate.
gschID: 511606


P.Echague - Lanus 65-72

Another interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Buenos Aires: Lanus (#7) and P.Echague (#2). P.Echague was defeated at home 65-72 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. Lanus maintains seventh position in Metropolitana with 7-8 record. Loser P.Echague keeps the second place with six games lost. Lanus' supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Buenos Aires .
gschID: 511605


RC Avellaneda - Estudiantil 95-83

Rather predictable result when sixth ranked RC Avellaneda (9-9) defeated at home 9th ranked Estudiantil (4-14) 95-83 on Friday. Newly promoted RC Avellaneda maintains sixth position in Metropolitana with 9-9 record. Estudiantil lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with 14 games lost. RC Avellaneda will face league's second-placed P.Echague in Buenos Aires in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Estudiantil will play against Ramos Mejia (#3) and hope to win that game.
gschID: 511604


River Plate - Ramos Mejia 89-84

Not a big story in a game in Buenos Aires where one of their biggest challengers Ramos Mejia (12-6) was defeated by first ranked River Plate (13-4) 89-84 on Friday. River Plate have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position in Metropolitana with 13-4 record. Newly promoted Ramos Mejia dropped to the second place with six games lost. River Plate's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Buenos Aires to the arena Villa Mitre CF.
gschID: 511603


Union Vecinal - H.San Justo 69-56

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in La Plata where fifth ranked Union Vecinal (9-8) beat one of their biggest challengers H.San Justo (11-7) 69-56 on Friday. Union Vecinal maintains fifth position in Metropolitana with 9-8 record. Loser H.San Justo keeps the fourth place with seven games lost. Union Vecinal's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in La Plata to the arena Estudiantes LP.
gschID: 511602


Group Noa
Hindu BBC - Amancay LR 65-79

There was no surprise in Catamarca where 7th ranked Hindu BBC (4-12) was defeated by third ranked Amancay LR (10-5) 79-65 on Sunday. Newly promoted Amancay LR maintains third position in Noa with 10-5 record despite having the same number of points like the leader C.Entrerriano. Hindu BBC lost fifth consecutive game. Hindu BBC at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the seventh place with 12 games lost. Amancay LR will face Rio Grande (#8) in La Mendieta in the next round where they are favorite. Hindu BBC will play at home against UD Nueva Oran and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 511377


Olimpia Catam. - San Martin LR 72-87

No shocking result in a game in Catamarca where second ranked San Martin LR (11-4) won against 5th ranked Olimpia Catam. (7-9) 87-72 on Friday. San Martin LR maintains second position in Noa with 11-4 record having just one point less than leader C.Entrerriano. Loser Olimpia Catam. keeps the fifth place with nine games lost. San Martin LR will face UD Nueva Oran (#6) at home in the next round. Olimpia Catam. will play against Rio Grande and hope to win that game.
gschID: 511375


Talleres TV - Union Oran 103-67

Very expected game in Tafi Viejo where 6th ranked UD Nueva Oran (6-10) was crushed by top-ranked Talleres TV (16-0) 103-67 on Friday. Talleres TV have an impressive 12-game winning streak. They maintain first position in Noa with 16-0 record. Loser UD Nueva Oran keeps the sixth place with ten games lost. Talleres TV will face Hindu BBC (#7) in Catamarca in the next round where they are favorite. UD Nueva Oran will play on the road against Hindu BBC in Catamarca and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 511374


Oeste
M.Junin - Ameghino 78-94

Rather predictable result when first ranked Ameghino (14-4) defeated on the road 5th ranked M.Junin (5-13) 94-78 on Sunday. Ameghino maintains first position in Oeste with 14-4 record. M.Junin lost sixth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the fifth place with 13 games lost. Ameghino will face Rivadavia M. (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. M.Junin will play against Anzorena and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 511793


Perfora - Anzorena 90-76

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Perfora as it allowed them to take a leadership position in Oeste. Perfora defeated 6th ranked Anzorena in Plaza Huincul 90-76. Perfora have a solid four-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Anzorena lost tenth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 17 games lost. Anzorena will play next round against M.Junin trying to get back on the winning streak. Perfora will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Villa Mitre BB at home.
gschID: 511792


Rivadavia M. - Ameghino 58-56

Leading Ameghino (14-4) recorded its fourth loss on the court of third ranked Rivadavia M.. Visitors were edged by Rivadavia M. 58-56. Rivadavia M. maintains third position in Oeste with 12-6 record having just five point less than leader C.Entrerriano. Ameghino at the other side still keeps top place with four games lost. Rivadavia M. will again play against league's leader Ameghino in Villa Maria in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Ameghino will have a break next round.
gschID: 511791


Independ.N. - Perfora 76-83

Not a big story in a game in Neuquen where 4th ranked Independ.N. (5-10) was defeated by second ranked Perfora (14-3) 83-76 on Friday. Perfora have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of Oeste leader. Loser Independ.N. keeps the fourth place with ten games lost. Perfora will face Villa Mitre BB (#4) in the next round. Independ.N. will play against U.Mar del Plata and hope to win that game.
gschID: 511790


C.Espanol P. - Anzorena 96-64

Everything went according to plan when first ranked C.Espanol P. (13-3) outscored at home 6th ranked Anzorena (1-17) 96-64 on Friday. C.Espanol P. have an impressive five-game winning streak. Despite that victory C.Espanol P. went down to second position (Oeste) due to points difference. Anzorena lost tenth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 17 games lost. C.Espanol P. will face Villa Mitre BB (#4) in the next round. Anzorena will play against M.Junin and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 511789





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Spencer's double-double lands him Court Side Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

22-year old power forward Skylar Spencer (208-F/C-94) had a very impressive game in the last round for KL Dragons and receives a Court Side Player of the Week award for round 10.
He had a double-double of 22 points and 22 rebounds, while his team edged out Alab Pilipinas (#3, 7-5) 79-77. KL Dragons maintains the 6th position in ASEAN League . Too late to improve their position as they are currently ranked at the very bottom. They already lost 10 games and recorded just three victories. Spencer turned to be KL Dragons' top player in his first season with the team. San Diego State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Spencer is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 15.5rpg) and averages solid 1.9bpg and 59.4% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Lenny Daniel (203-PF-87) of Saigon H.. He is American forward in his first season at Saigon H.. In the last game Daniel recorded impressive 32 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists. Bad luck as Saigon H. lost that game 72-97 to the higher-ranked Hong Kong ELL (#2, 9-2). Saigon H. managed to keep the same 5th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 3-7 record. Daniel is a newcomer at Saigon H. and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 22.1ppg (#3). He also registered 12.9 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Sampson Carter (203-F-90, agency: Haylett Sports) of Alab Pilipinas (#3). Carter scored 21 points and grabbed fifteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Carter's great performance Alab Pilipinas lost 77-79 to the lower-ranked KL Dragons (#6, 3-10). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Alab Pilipinas needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 7 victories and 5 lost games. Carter has a very solid season. In 8 games in ASEAN League he scored 13.3ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Kiwi Gardner (170-PG-93) of KL Dragons - 30 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Derek Hall (211-C/F-90) of Kaohsiung - 20 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Xavier Alexander (198-G-88) of Singapore S. - 19 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Jordan Henriquez-Roberts (214-C-89) of Saigon H. - 16 points and 14 rebounds
8. Luke Schenscher (216-C-82) of Singapore S. - 17 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Marcus Elliott (191-G-84) of Hong Kong ELL - 22 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
10. James Hughes (211-C-83) of Alab Pilipinas - 14 points and 18 rebounds

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

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Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Casper WARE
  United
  (178-PG-90)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Ware, United22.1 
 2. Cotton, Wildcats22.0 
 3. Randle, 36ers21.1 
 4. Prather, Wildcats19.6 
 5. Dillard, Breakers18.1 
 6. Newley, Kings17.6 
 7. Penney, Breakers17.3 
 8. Clarke, Hawks17.0 
 9. Goulding, United16.9 
 10. Lisch, Kings16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Josh BOONE
  United
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Boone, United9.3 
 2. Craig, Bullets8.0 
 3. Ogilvy, Hawks7.6 
 4. Johnson, 36ers7.2 
 5. Mitchell, Breakers7.2 
 6. Pledger, Breakers6.8 
 7. Bairstow, Bullets6.5 
 8. Whittington, Kings6.4 
 9. McKay, Wildcats6.2 
 10. Majok, United5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Ben WOODSIDE
  Breakers
  (180-PG-85)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Woodside, Breakers5.5 
 2. Jackson, United5.4 
 3. Randle, 36ers5.3 
 4. Dillard, Breakers4.8 
 5. Ware, United4.5 
 6. Stockton, Breakers4.2 
 7. Newley, Kings4.1 
 8. Sobey, 36ers4.1 
 9. Gibson, Bullets3.8 
 10. Lisch, Kings3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin LISCH
  Kings
  (188-C-86)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Lisch, Kings1.9 
 2. Prather, Wildcats1.7 
 3. Martin, Wildcats1.6 
 4. Dillard, Breakers1.6 
 5. Whittington, Kings1.5 
 6. Jackson, United1.4 
 7. Ware, United1.3 
 8. Harris, Hawks1.2 
 9. Gliddon, Taipans1.2 
 10. Trice, Taipans1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew James OGILVY
  Hawks
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Ogilvy, Hawks1.6 
 2. McKay, Wildcats1.4 
 3. Pledger, Breakers1.2 
 4. Boone, United1.1 
 5. Whittington, Kings0.9 
 6. Jervis, Bullets0.8 
 7. Powell, Kings0.8 
 8. Hodgson, 36ers0.7 
 9. Maric, Kings0.7 
 10. Carter, Breakers0.7 


NBL Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Perth Wildcats enter Grand Final - by Eurobasket News

Wildcats - Taipans 74-66

The Perth Wildcats rallied past the Cairns Taipans to advance into NBL Grand Final. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Cairns Taipans won third quarter 22-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Perth Wildcats made 17-of-19 charity shots (89.5 percent) during the game. American swingman Casey Prather (198-91, college: Florida) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international forward Jesse Wagstaff (203-86, college: Metro St.) contributed with 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American point guard Travis Trice (183-93, college: Michigan St.) replied with 22 points and 5 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) and his fellow American import Tony Mitchell (198-89, college: Alabama) added 17 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Cairns Taipans. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Wildcats: C.Prather 24+10reb+4ast, J.Wagstaff 20+5reb+1ast, M.Knight 12+2reb+1ast, B.Cotton 9+5reb+4ast, D.Martin 6+4reb+3ast, J.McKay 3+6reb+1ast
Taipans: T.Trice 22+2reb+5ast, T.Mitchell 17+5reb, N.Egwu 9+5reb+1ast, A.Loughton 5+3reb, M.McCarron 4+6reb+1ast, M.Worthington 3+3reb+2ast
gschID: 536063


Hawks - 36ers 100-94

The Hawks stayed in the title hunt as they beat the 36ers to force the third game in the series. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 28-22. But Adelaide 36ers won second period 27-26. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Illawarra Hawks won last quarter 21-16. They made 23-of-28 free shots (82.1 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by Adelaide 36ers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was swingman Tim Coenraad (201-85, college: Nova SE) who had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. The former international center Andrew-James Ogilvy (211-88, college: Vanderbilt) chipped in 9 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks. Illawarra Hawks' coach Rob Beveridge used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American-Ukrainian point guard Jerome Randle (175-87, college: California) produced 20 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists and the former international power forward Daniel Johnson (210-88, college: Pepperdine) added 17 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Hawks: M.Norton 17+3ast, T.Coenraad 17+10reb+2ast, R.Clarke 15+2reb+2ast, N.Kay 12+5reb+5ast, R.Martin 10+3reb+4ast, A.James Ogilvy 9+11reb+4ast
36ers: J.Randle 20+5reb+7ast, D.Johnson 17+5reb+3ast, E.Jacobsen 12+6reb, B.Teys 11+2reb+4ast, A.Drmic 10+3reb, M.Creek 9+5reb+3ast
gschID: 536062





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Standings - A Bundesliga

A Bundesliga Standings
 1. Oberwart 17-3 
 2. Gmunden 16-6 
 3. Kapfenberg 13-9 
 4. Wels 11-9 
 5. Vienna 10-11 
 6. Furstenfeld 10-12 
 7. Arkadia 9-12 
 8. UBSC Graz 5-16 
 9. Klosterneuburg 4-17 

Regular Season: Round 23

Feb. 18: Kapfenberg - Furstenfeld 99-92
Feb. 20: Gmunden - Vienna 83-71
Feb. 19: UBSC Graz - Oberwart 59-100
Feb. 19: Klosterneuburg - Wels 56-74

Regular Season: Round 24

Feb. 24: Wels - Furstenfeld
Feb. 24: Oberwart - Arkadia
Feb. 24: Klosterneuburg - UBSC Graz
Feb. 24: Vienna - Kapfenberg


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marko CAR
  Furstenfeld
  (188-SG-85)
  Avg: 20
 1. Car, Furstenfeld20.0 
 2. Miletic, Vienna19.3 
 3. Vay, Arkadia19.1 
 4. Clemmons, Vienna19.0 
 5. McNealy, Oberwart17.4 
 6. Lamesic, Wels16.7 
 7. Rados, Klostern.16.5 
 8. Murati, Gmunden16.5 
 9. Jackson, Oberwart16.4 
 10. Iliev, Furstenfeld15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jozo RADOS
  Klostern.
  (208-C-93)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Rados, Klostern.11.7 
 2. Naylor, UBSC G.10.5 
 3. Draskovic, Arkadia8.5 
 4. Vay, Arkadia8.4 
 5. Lamesic, Wels7.6 
 6. Baptiste, Kapfe.7.5 
 7. Ferguson, Vienna7.5 
 8. Traylor, Oberwart7.2 
 9. Sarlija, Furstenfeld7.2 
 10. Gaidys, Gmunden6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Benedikt DANEK
  Arkadia
  (176-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Danek, Arkadia6.8 
 2. Car, Furstenfeld5.8 
 3. Vujosevic, Kapfe.5.7 
 4. Stazic, Vienna5.3 
 5. Jackson, Oberwart5.2 
 6. Friedrich, Gmunden4.8 
 7. Maresch, UBSC G.4.8 
 8. Clemmons, Vienna4.3 
 9. O''Neal, Wels4.2 
 10. Payton, Wels3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Derek JACKSON
  Oberwart
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Jackson, Oberwart2.6 
 2. Jandl, Furstenfeld2.0 
 3. Clemmons, Vienna1.9 
 4. Cumberbatch, Oberw.1.7 
 5. Payton, Wels1.6 
 6. Miletic, Vienna1.6 
 7. Koch, Vienna1.5 
 8. Ferguson, Vienna1.5 
 9. Stazic, Vienna1.4 
 10. McNealy, Oberwart1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Jamari TRAYLOR
  Oberwart
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Traylor, Oberwart1.6 
 2. Ferguson, Vienna1.5 
 3. Rados, Klostern.1.5 
 4. Chan, Wels1.1 
 5. Draskovic, Arkadia1.1 
 6. Kuakumensah, Oberw.1.0 
 7. Baptiste, Kapfe.1.0 
 8. Steed, Gmunden0.9 
 9. Naylor, UBSC G.0.8 
 10. Cigoja, Wels0.7 


David Kramer selected the top Austrian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

David Kramer
David Kramer
   #1. This week's number one is former U16 international point guard David Kramer (191-97, currently plays in Germany). He led ratiopharm Ulm to an easy victory against the 14th-ranked Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (6-14) crushing them 106-66 in the German BBL in Tuesday night's game. Kramer recorded 12 points in a mere 16 minutes on the court. Ratiopharm Ulm (21-0) is placed first in the BBL. So far his team won all twenty one games in the Regular Season. This year Kramer averages: 3.3ppg, 3FGP: 75.0% and FT: 87.5% in eight games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Austrian and German. Despite Kramer played previously for the German U20 national team, he played also for the Austrian U16 national team in 2013.

Rasid Mahalbasic
Rasid Mahalbasic
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Rasid Mahalbasic (210-90, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Spain). Mahalbasic could not help Sevilla (7-13) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his good performance Sevilla was defeated 77-73 at home by the much higher-ranked Movil Estudiantes (#4). Mahalbasic was the top scorer with 13 points. He also added 9 rebounds. Mahalbasic has relatively good stats this season: 12.6ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 64.9%(50-77) and FT: 78.8%. He is another player who holds two passports: Austrian and Slovenian. Ex-kelag Worthersee Piraten player is in the roster of the Austrian senior national team.

Marvin Ogunsipe
Marvin Ogunsipe
   #3. The Austrian player who performed third best last week abroad was former U20 international forward Marvin Ogunsipe (204-96, currently plays in Germany). Ogunsipe managed to help FC Bayern Muenchen to win against the closely-ranked ALBA Berlin (15-8) crushing them 80-56 in the German BBL in Sunday night's game. He recorded only 2 points. FC Bayern Muenchen (18-3) is placed third in the BBL. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. Ogunsipe's overall stats this season are: 1.0ppg, 1.5rpg. He played for the Austrian U20 national team two years ago.

Jakob Poeltl
Jakob Poeltl
   #4. Forward Jakob Poeltl (213-95, college: Utah, currently plays in NBA) was not able to help the Toronto Raptors in their game against the Detroit Pistons (26-30) in the NBA. Poeltl recorded 5 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 20 minutes. The Toronto Raptors (33-24) were edged 102-101 on the road by the Pistons. It was Raptors' third consecutive loss in a row. This year Poeltl's overall stats are: 2.3ppg and 2.8rpg in 32 games. He used to play for the Austrian national team back in 2015.

Maximilian Hopfgartner
Maximilian Hopfgartner
   #5. International forward Maximilian Hopfgartner (206-92, agency: Dynamics Global Management, college: John Brown, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Navarra (10-11) in their game against Fontedoso Carrefour (14-7) in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division). Despite his good performance on Saturday night Hopfgartner scored 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. This season Hopfgartner has relatively solid stats: 13.0ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.5apg. He plays currently for the Austrian national team.

Moritz Lanegger
Moritz Lanegger
   #6. Point guard Moritz Lanegger (190-90, currently plays in Denmark) couldn't help Naestved (11-11) in their game against Bakken (18-3) in the Danish Ligaen. Lanegger scored 6 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 25 minutes. Naestved lost 78-83 on their home court in Naestved to the second-ranked Bakken. It's Lanegger's first season with the team. This year his total stats are: 6.5ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.9apg and 1.4spg in 14 games. Lanegger is an international player who is currently on the senior Austrian National Team roster.

Valentine Bauer
Valentine Bauer
   #7. Former U20 international point guard Valentine Bauer (183-94, currently plays in NCAA2) couldn't help the Mars Hill College (3-16) in their game against the Coker College in the NCAA2. Despite his good performance last Saturday He recorded 11 points. There are only two games left until the end of the NCAA2 Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Bauer has averaged so far 9.1ppg, 3.4rpg and 4.3apg. He used to play for the Austrian U20 national team three years ago.

Thomas Klepeisz
Thomas Klepeisz
   #8. Point guard Thomas Klepeisz (186-91, currently plays in Germany) couldn't help Braunschweig (3-15) in their game against ratiopharm Ulm (21-0) in the German BBL. Klepeisz cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 2 points. Braunschweig was crushed 100-76 on their home court in Braunschweig by the leading ratiopharm Ulm. Klepeisz has averaged so far 6.5ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.5apg. He plays currently for the Austrian national team.

Mladen Perak
Mladen Perak
   #9. Former U20 international forward Mladen Perak (203-94, currently plays in NAIA) couldn't help the St.Gregory's University (4-11) in their game against the Oklahoma City University in the NAIA. Perak cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 3 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 11 minutes. The St.Gregory's University was edged 67-65 in Oklahoma City by the University. It was St.Gregory's University's third consecutive loss in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the NAIA Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Perak has averaged so far 2.0ppg and 2.8rpg in 17 games. He used to play for the Austrian U20 national team three years ago.

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

   #1. Bryce Douvier (201-F-91, college: Texas A&M-CC, currently plays in Portugal) could not help Ovarense (10-11) in their last game. Despite Douvier's very good performance Ovarense lost 95-102 at home to the higher-ranked (#3) Vitoria SC. He had a double-double by scoring 23 points and getting 12 rebounds in 32 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Douvier's third season in pro basketball. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. It's Douvier's first year with the team. Douvier has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 16.0ppg, 10.2rpg and 1.2apg in 21 games he played so far. Douvier is a naturalized American. Strangely he has never played in Austria.

   #2. Experienced Michael Kaiser (195-G/F-82, currently plays in Germany) was not able to help Herzogenaurach (4-16) in their last game. Despite Kaiser's very good performance the 13th-placed Herzogenaurach (4-16) was badly defeated 86-70 on the road by the higher-ranked (#7) Jena II in the South-East group. He was the top scorer with 25 points. Kaiser also added 5 boards, passed 4 assists and added 5 steals in 33 minutes. Kaiser is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his ninth year in Herzogenaurach's roster. He has reliable stats this season: 14.4ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.8apg and 1.6spg in 20 games.



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D1 Standings

D1 Standings
 1. Dervish 10-2 
 2. NTD 8-1 
 3. 80-ies 6-3 
 4. Veterans 4-7 
 5. NTD U16 3-4 
 6. AzDNSU 3-8 
 7. Araz 1-10 

Regular Season: Round 13

Feb. 19: Dervish - NTD U16 86-55
Feb. 19: Araz - Veterans 0-20



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David Nesbitt selected the top Bahamian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

David Nesbitt
David Nesbitt
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward David Nesbitt (200-91, college: St.Thomas, FL, currently plays in Argentina). Nesbitt could not help Olimpico de La Banda (17-16) to beat Boca Juniors (10-24). He recorded 9 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. It was his first game for Olimpico de La Banda this season. But the sixth-placed Olimpico de La Banda (17-16) was edged 89-86 on the road by the lower-ranked Boca Juniors (#9) in the Norte group. Nesbitt is currently a member of the Bahamas senior national team.

Buddy Hield
Buddy Hield
   #2. Second place goes to former international guard Buddy Hield (193-93, college: Oklahoma, currently plays in NBA). He contributed to a 2-point New Orleans Pelicans' victory against the Phoenix Suns (18-39) 110-108 in the NBA on Monday night. Hield scored 8 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 23 minutes. The New Orleans Pelicans have 23-34 record this season. It's Hield's first year with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 8.6ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 41.7%, 3FGP: 36.9% and FT: 87.9% in 57 games he played so far. Hield played for the Bahamas national team in 2014.

Michael Carey Jr.
Michael Carey Jr.
   #3. The Bahamas player who performed third best last week abroad was an international guard Michael Carey Jr. (196-93, currently plays college basketball in the States). He led Wagner to a victory against the Mt.Saint Mary's University, MD (12-2) 69-65 in the NCAA in Thursday night's game. Carey Jr. recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and getting 13 rebounds. He also added 4 assists. The Wagner College has 8-6 conference record this season. There are only two games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This season Carey Jr. has relatively solid stats: 12.5ppg, 8.9rpg, 1.7apg, 2FGP: 48.5%, 3FGP: 22.6% and FT: 73.6%. He is also a member of the Bahamas senior national team.

J.R. Cadot
J.R. Cadot
   #4. Swingman J.R. Cadot (196-87, agency: Dynamics Global Management, college: TCU, currently plays in Spain) contributed to Zornotza's victory against the league outsider Zamorano (5-16) 81-70 in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) last Saturday. Cadot had a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 4 assists in 23 minutes. Ametx Zornotza (11-10) is placed ninth in the LEB Silver. This year Cadot averages: 10.0ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.9apg in nine games. He is also Bahamas national team player.

Travis Munnings
Travis Munnings
   #5. International forward Travis Munnings (198-94, currently studies in the States), who plays in the NCAA was not able to help the La-Monroe (1-12) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the La-Monroe was edged 73-72 in Troy by the University. Munnings scored 18 points in 39 minutes. There are only four games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Munnings has reliable stats this year: 12.6ppg, 8.1rpg and 2.1apg in 26 games. He plays currently for the Bahamas national team.

Bennet Davis
Bennet Davis
   #6. An experienced forward Bennet Davis (206-84, agency: Inception Sports, college: Northeastern, currently plays in France) was not able to secure a victory for SAP Vaucluse (10-14) in their last game. Despite Davis' good performance SAP Vaucluse was crushed 93-72 on the opponent's court by the much higher-ranked (#7) Lourdes-Tarbes. He was the second best scorer with 13 points. Davis also added 7 boards, dished 3 assists and stole 3 balls in 31 minutes. Davis' stats this year are: 11.1ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.4apg and 1.3spg in eight games. Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. He is a former international player as he played for the Bahamas senior team three years ago.

Lourawls Nairn
Lourawls Nairn
   #7. Former U17 international point guard Lourawls Nairn (179-94, is currently at the American university) couldn't help the Michigan St. (8-5) in their game against the Purdue University (10-3) in the NCAA. He cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. Nairn scored only 2 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 5 assists in 15 minutes. The Michigan St. was badly defeated 80-63 at home by the Purdue University. There are only four games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. This year Nairn's overall stats are: 3.8ppg, 2.5rpg and 3.7apg in 26 games. He has a dual citizenship: Bahamas and American. Nairn used to play for the Bahamas U17 national team six years ago.

Shamar Burrows
Shamar Burrows
   #8. Guard Shamar Burrows (190-97, currently plays in Canada) contributed to a 3-point Laurier University's victory against the Thunderwolves (8-11) 78-75 in the Canadian university league CIS last Saturday. He recorded 10 points. The Laurier University has 9-11 record this season. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. The Regular Season already ended. Burrows' total stats this season are: 6.2ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.2apg and 1.4spg. He used to play for the Bahamas U16 national team back in 2013.

Tavario Miller
Tavario Miller
   #9. Former international forward Tavario Miller (203-94, currently plays college basketball in the States) managed to help Texas A&M University in a victory against the Texas A&M University (8-11) 72-67 in a derby game in the NCAA on Thursday night. Miller scored only 2 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 6 minutes on the court. The Texas A&M University has 5-7 conference record this season. There are only four games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. Miller has been at the team for four years. This season his total stats are: 3.3ppg and 2.8rpg in 24 games. Miller used to play for the Bahamas national team two years ago.

Christopher Turnquest
Christopher Turnquest
   #10. Power forward Christopher Turnquest (203-83, college: Miles CC, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Arenys (9-8) in their game against Salt (10-6) in the Spanish EBA (fourth division). He scored 6 points. Arenys (#6) was defeated 60-53 on the opponent's court by the higher-ranked Salt (#5) in the Group C-A. It's Turnquest's first season with the team. Turnquest averaged so far 10.1ppg and 5.8rpg. He is a former international player as eleven years ago he still played for the Bahamas senior national team.

   #11. Former international forward Dwight Coleby (206-94, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to Kansas' victory against the West Virginia University 84-80 in the NCAA last Monday. Coleby scored only 2 points in 2 minutes on the court. He has averaged so far 1.1ppg and 1.9rpg in 15 games. Coleby used to play for the Bahamas national team three years ago.

   #12. Former U17 international guard Stephen Strachan (188-94, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the Western Kentucky University crushing them 78-52 in the NCAA on Thursday night. He scored only 2 points. This season Strachan averages just . He used to play for the Bahamas U17 national team back in 2011.

   #13. Former U17 international guard Mikhail Rolle (190-94, currently plays in NAIA) contributed to an easy victory against the Kaiser University crushing them 93-70 in the TSC on Thursday night. Rolle scored 13 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. He has averaged so far 6.0ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.4apg and 1.3spg. Rolle used to play for the Bahamas U17 national team six years ago.

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

   #1. Klay Thompson (201-G-90, college: Washington St., currently plays in NBA) led Golden State Warriors to a victory over the Sacramento Kings (24-33) crushing them 109-86 in the NBA in Wednesday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Thompson recorded 35 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 4 assists in 31 minutes. The Golden State Warriors have a very solid 47-9 record this season. It's Thompson's sixth year with the team. He has individually a very good year with high stats. Thompson averages: 22.1ppg, 3.9rpg and 2.0apg in 54 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Bahamas and American.

   #2. Prince Cooper (193-G-93, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA could not help the La-Monroe (1-12) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Cooper's very good performance the La-Monroe was edged 85-84 on the road by the University Louisiana at Lafayette. He scored 17 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists. There are only four games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Cooper's overall stats this season are: 2.8ppg and 1.6rpg.

   #3. Shaquille Cleare (203-C-93, currently studies in the States), who plays in the NCAA was not able to help the Texas (4-9) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite Cleare's good performance the Texas were defeated 70-66 at home by the The University of Oklahoma. He recorded 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. There are only four games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Cleare's overall stats this season are: 8.5ppg and 4.8rpg.

   #4. Trevon Grant (185-G, currently plays in Canada) contributed to an Acadia University's victory against the X-Men (1-17) 88-82 in the Canadian university league CIS in Friday night's game. Grant recorded 10 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. The Acadia University has 9-9 record this season. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. Grant's stats this season are: 11.3ppg, 6.8rpg, 2.0apg and 1.4spg.

   #5. Dynile Forbes (190-G-87, college: La-Monroe, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Gandia (7-14) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Gandia was edged 71-68 on their home court in Gandia by the lower-ranked (#14) Blancos de Rueda. Forbes was the top scorer with 17 points in 29 minutes. Forbes averaged so far 15.0ppg and 3.2rpg in five games.

   #6. Brad Nairn (198-F, currently plays in NCAA2) contributed to a Henderson State University's victory against the Ouachita Baptist University 86-82 in a derby game in the NCAA2 on Monday night. He scored 10 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Nairn's overall stats this season are: 5.6ppg and 4.4rpg.

   #7. Romone Adderley (190-G, currently plays in NCAA2) couldn't help the Northeastern State University in their game against the University of Nebraska-Kearney in the NCAA2. Adderley cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 2 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 16 minutes. His team lost 67-74 in the NCAA2. Adderley has averaged so far 3.7ppg and 1.8rpg in 12 games.

   #8. McDonald Jean-Louis (190-F, currently plays in NAIA) couldn't help the Webber International University in their game against the Florida Memorial University in the TSC. He recorded 8 points. It was his first game for Webber International University this season. His team was badly defeated by 17 points 94-77 in the TSC.

   #9. Shavanno Cooper (198-F-92, currently plays in NCAA2) helped Palm Beach Atlantic University edge the Eckerd College 73-71 in the NCAA2 on Saturday night. Cooper recorded 21 points and blocked 2 blocks in 30 minutes. He has averaged so far 6.0ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.4apg and 1.3spg in 15 games.

   #10. Willis Mackey (201-F/C, currently plays in NAIA) couldn't help the University of Northwestern Ohio in their game against the Cornerstone University in the WHAC. Mackey recorded 5 points, 4 rebounds and 2 blocks. His team was crushed by 32 points 94-62 in the WHAC. He has averaged so far 6.0ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.4apg and 1.3spg.



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Valmiera adds Valters to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Valmiera/ORDO (LBL) added to their roster experienced 36-year old Latvian ex-international guard Kristaps Valters (190-78kg-81). He has played for the last two seasons at Turk Telekom in Turkish BSL league. In 6 games he recorded 4.2ppg, 1.0rpg and 2.2apg last season. Valters also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 3.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.0apg.
The previous (14-15) season he played at Barons Riga. In 8 LBL games he had 12.0ppg, 2.5rpg and 4.5apg. Valters also played 4 games in Baltic League where he got impressive 16.5ppg, 1.8rpg and 5.5apg.
He represented Latvia at the European Championships in Poland eight years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 9.5ppg, 4.9rpg, 4.0apg, FGP: 36.7%, 3PT: 34.3%, FT: 62.1%.
Valters is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (Artland Dragons), Greece (Panathinaikos), Italy (UBC and Scafati), Russia (Zenit), Spain (Joventut, Unicaja Malaga and Baloncesto Fuenlabrada) and Latvia (Skonto).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Valmiera.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Very good point guard. Quick and goos ballhandler. Likes fast breaks. Can pass the ball and good court penetration. Still improving.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Latvia



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AEK Athens welcome back Mavrokefalidis - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

AEK Athens (A1) landed 33-year old former Greek international center Loukas Mavrokefalidis (207-118kg-84). It is actually his comeback to Athens as he has played here before. Mavrokefalidis started the season at Qingdao Double Star Eagles in Chinese CBA league. In 19 games he averaged impressive 20.2ppg, 8.8rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg this season. The last season Mavrokefalidis played at AEK Athens where in 32 A1 games he had 13.9ppg, 6.4rpg and 2.0apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Domestic Player of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Domestic Players Team. Mavrokefalidis also played 9 games in Eurocup where he was the best scorer with remarkable 24.2ppg and recorded 9.7rpg (#2 in the league), 2.8apg and 1.2spg.
In 2006 Mavrokefalidis was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) in second round (57th overall).
Among other achievements he won Greek League championship title in 2014. Mavrokefalidis received also Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Most Improved Player of the Year award back in 2011.
He was also a member of Greek international program for some years. Mavrokefalidis played for Greek Senior National Team between 2010 and 2013 and previously for U21 National Team in 2005.
He represented Greece at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 6.2ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 51.7%, FT: 50.0%.
Mavrokefalidis is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy (Roma Virtus), Russia (Spartak St.Petersburg), Spain (FC Barcelona and Valencia Basket) and Greece (Panathinaikos, Olympiacos, PAOK Thessaloniki and Marousi).
Mavrokefalidis' game is described as: (by Vagelis Kotsifis for NBADraft.net in 2006)
Excellent feel for the center position ... A good rebounder and great moves around the basket ... Can play back to the rim or facing the basket with the same efficiency ...
Lacks great athletic ability ... Not a huge leaper or tremendous foot speed ..
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By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Greece



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Vitali Liutych's 30 points make him top Belarusian player abroad of the week - by Eurobasket Center

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

Vitali Liutych
Vitali Liutych
   #1. This week's number one is an international shooting guard Vitali Liutych (198-92, currently plays in VTB United League). He could not help Kalev/Cramo (4-13) in their last game. Despite Liutych's very good performance Kalev/Cramo lost 82-91 at home to the higher-ranked (#6) Enisey. He was the top scorer with 30 points. Liutych also added 5 rebounds in 28 minutes on the court. Liutych has relatively good stats this year: 14.1ppg, 3.8rpg, 2FGP: 57.3%(47-82), 3FGP: 41.5% and FT: 79.1% in 14 games he played so far. Ex-Tsmoki-Minsk player is currently a member of the Belarusian senior national team.

Maalik Wayns
Maalik Wayns
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Maalik Wayns (185-91, college: Villanova, currently plays in Israel). He was the major contributor in a Maccabi Rishon's victory against one of league's weakest teams Maccabi Ashdod (5-14) crushing them 80-58 in the Israeli Winner League last Sunday. Wayns recorded 15 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals. Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion (10-9) is placed seventh in the Winner League. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This season Wayns has relatively solid stats: 14.6ppg, 2.9rpg, 3.7apg, 1.5spg, 3FGP: 42.6%. He is a naturalized American. Despite Wayns played previously for the USA U18 national team, he is currently a member of the Belarusian senior national team. Strangely Wayns has never played in Belarus.

Artsiom Parakhouski
Artsiom Parakhouski
   #3. The Belarusian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international center Artsiom Parakhouski (211-87, college: Radford, currently plays in VTB United League). He led his Russian team Unics Kazan to a victory against the tenth-ranked BC Nizhny Novgorod (5-12) 112-98 in the VTB United League on Thursday night. Parakhouski scored 16 points in a mere 16 minutes. Unics Kazan (11-5) is placed fifth in the VTB United League. They ended the series of four consecutive loses. Parakhouski has reliable stats this year: 11.8ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.6bpg, 2FGP: 68.9%(71-103) and FT: 63.6% in 15 games. He is also a member of the Belarusian senior national team.

Vladimir Veremeenko
Vladimir Veremeenko
   #4. An experienced forward Vladimir Veremeenko (208-84, currently plays in Germany) managed to help Brose Baskets Bamberg to win against the tenth-ranked EnBW Ludwigsburg (9-12) 84-75 in the German BBL in Wednesday night's game. Veremeenko recorded only 3 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Brose Baskets Bamberg (20-1) is placed second in the BBL. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. It's Veremeenko's first season with the team. This year he averages: 5.1ppg and 2.8rpg. Veremeenko has a dual citizenship: Belarusian and Russian. He used to play for the Belarusian national team back in 2007.

Valery Gandlin
Valery Gandlin
   #5. Former international guard Valery Gandlin (192-86, currently plays in Israel) was not able to help Ironi Ramat Gan in their game against Ironi Kiryat Ata (11-8) in the Israeli National League (second division). Gandlin recorded 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 23 minutes. The bottom-ranked Ironi Ramat Gan was crushed 108-85 on their home court in Ramat Gan by the much higher-ranked (#6) Ironi Kiryat Ata. It was Ironi Ramat Gan's ninth consecutive loss in a row. Gandlin's stats this year are: 10.3ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.5apg in four games. He used to play for the Belarusian national team three years ago.

Denis Vikentsyeu
Denis Vikentsyeu
   #6. Power forward Denis Vikentsyeu (203-98, currently plays in Latvia) contributed to an easy victory against the second-ranked DSN/SB (8-4) 82-65 in the Latvian LBL2 (second division) on Wednesday night. Vikentsyeu scored 16 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Places 13-21. BK Ventspils Augstskola (13-1) is placed first. There are only two games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game is very crucial. Vikentsyeu's stats this season are: 14.9ppg, 10.3rpg, 2.1apg and 1.6spg. He is U18 international player who is currently on the Belarusian National Team roster.

Yauhen Massalski
Yauhen Massalski
   #7. U18 international forward Yauhen Massalski (204-99, currently plays in Lithuania) was not able to secure a victory for Perlas-MRU (20-16) in their game against Suduva-Mantinga (29-7) in the Lithuanian NKL (second division). Massalski scored 9 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 21 minutes. But the fifth-placed Perlas-MRU (20-16) was crushed 95-74 on the road by the leading Suduva-Mantinga in the Places 1-7 group. It was Perlas-MRU's first loss after three consecutive victories. There are only two games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game will be important. This year Massalski's overall stats are: 4.0ppg and 4.3rpg in 29 games. He is also Belarusian U18 national team player.

Vlad Mikulskiy
Vlad Mikulskiy
   #8. Guard Vlad Mikulskiy (192-98, currently plays in Latvia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Denis Vikentsyeu and both played together in the last Latvian LBL2 game. Mikulskiy contributed to an easy victory against the second-ranked DSN/SB (8-4) 82-65. He scored 16 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 5 assists. Mikulskiy averaged so far 13.9ppg, 5.6rpg, 3.4apg and 2.8spg. He plays currently for the Belarusian U18 national team.

One more player who has never been selected to any of national teams, but has Belarusian passport:

   #1. Aleksandr Bogatyrev (178-PG-91, currently plays in Kazakhstan) managed to help MBK Irtysh Pavlodar in a victory against the sixth-ranked Kaspiy-2 (0-10) crushing them 86-42 in the Kazakhstan Higher League (second division) on Monday night. Bogatyrev recorded only 4 points in 13 minutes. MBK Irtysh Pavlodar (3-7) is placed second in Places 5-10 group. This year Bogatyrev averages just 1.2ppg in nine games he played so far.



Belarusian Premier League round 28 best performance: Vytautas Kamarunas (by Court Side) - by Eurobasket News

Lithuanian Point guard Vytautas Kamarunas (178-PG-89) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked COR-Borisfen, receiving a Court Side Player of the Week award for round 28.
The 27-year old player was the main contributor (22 points, five rebounds and eight assists) to his team's victory, helping them to outclass Brest (#8, 4-20) with 46-point margin 110-64. COR-Borisfen maintains the 2nd position in Belarusian Premier League. COR-Borisfen has a very good season and are considered to have a run for the championship title. They improved their record to 22-2. In the team's last game Kamarunas had a remarkable four three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He turned to be COR-Borisfen's top player in his first season with the team. Vytautas Kamarunas has solid league stats. He is in league's top in assists (2nd best: 5.6apg) and averages impressive 57.1% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was another COR-Borisfen's star - 25-year old Sergey Tatur (194-G-91). Tatur had a very good evening with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course together with Kamarunas he helped COR-Borisfen with another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Brest (#8, 4-20) 110-64. COR-Borisfen's second position in the standings has not changed. His team belongs to top of the standings with 22-2 record and is considered one of the main candidates for the league title. Tatur is one of the most experienced players at COR-Borisfen and similarly like Vytautas Kamarunas has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was Russian center Marsel Ovsepyan (200-C-90) of Vitebsk (#4). Ovsepyan scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Despite Ovsepyan's great performance Vitebsk lost 69-90 to #1 ranked Grodno-93. 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 Vitebsk needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 15 victories and 11 lost games. Ovsepyan has a very solid season. In 17 games in Belarus he scored 8.6ppg. He also has 6.6rpg and FGP: 57.5%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Andrei Aheyenka (193-SG-92) of COR-Borisfen - 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Andrei Navoichyk (200-F-91) of Grodno-93 - 25 points and 3 rebounds
6. Viachaslau Korzh (195-PG-86) of Grodno-93 - 15 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists
7. Anton Zaretski (188-G-98) of Tsmoki II - 17 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Timofey Porolev (202-F-97) of Tsmoki II - 17 points and 3 rebounds
9. Evgeni Ivanov (202-G/F-84) of COR-Borisfen - 15 points and 6 rebounds
10. Tsimafei Viaroukin (186-PG-93) of GOCOR-Sozh - 23 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists

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

The Player of the Week awards are presented by Court Side. Court Side is the global leader in basketball management, and is widely regarded as the most dynamic and innovative company of its kind. It was the first Basketball Agency to launch its own website, and the first to have its own database. Court Side has more agents and manpower within its organization, than any other competitor, and its international network of basketball contacts is still unparalleled.



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D2 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Nick CELIS
  Oxaco
  (196-G-88)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Celis, Oxaco19.3 
 2. Moris, Royal Brussels18.9 
 3. Lhoest, Ninane18.8 
 4. Lambrecht, Gistel O.17.6 
 5. Van-Hoey, Oxaco16.7 
 6. Baptista, Gistel O.16.6 
 7. Wachowiak, Gembo B.16.5 
 8. Hilliman, Melsele16.4 
 9. Guillemyn, Waregem16.1 
 10. Gorremans, Soba16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Francois LHOEST
  Ninane
  (196-F/C-85)
  Avg: 14.1
 1. Lhoest, Ninane14.1 
 2. Dierickx, Ieper11.6 
 3. Hilliman, Melsele9.7 
 4. Lambrecht, Gistel O.9.2 
 5. Moris, Royal Brussels8.3 
 6. Fall, Ieper7.8 
 7. Celis, Oxaco7.4 
 8. Gorremans, Soba7.4 
 9. Vermeersch, Gembo B.7.3 
 10. De-Pooter, Gent H.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Sam HEMELEERS
  Gistel O.
  (180-G-95)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Hemeleers, Gistel O.4.6 
 2. Lhote, Gent Hawks4.5 
 3. Celis, Oxaco4.3 
 4. Goethaert, Gembo B.4.1 
 5. Mwendanga, Giants B.3.9 
 6. Lhoest, Ninane3.3 
 7. Kanda-K., Giants B3.2 
 8. Snyers, Houthalen3.1 
 9. Maesen, Houthalen3.1 
 10. De-Lepeleire, Wareg.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Lars DE LEPELEIRE
  Wareg.
  (175-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. De-Lepeleire, Wareg.2.2 
 2. Goethaert, Gembo B.2.0 
 3. Benzouien, Royal B.1.9 
 4. Van-Hoey, Oxaco1.6 
 5. Celis, Oxaco1.6 
 6. Riahi, RPC A.1.5 
 7. Wachowiak, Gembo B.1.5 
 8. Van-d., Ekeren1.5 
 9. Rojas-Palma, Eke.1.3 
 10. Mwendanga, Giants B.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Malick FALL
  Ieper
  (211-C-92)
  Avg: 1
 1. Fall, Ieper1.0 
 2. Hilliman, Melsele1.0 
 3. Vermeersch, Gembo B.0.9 
 4. Dierickx, Ieper0.8 
 5. Van-d., Gent Hawks0.7 
 6. Samaey, Waregem0.7 
 7. De-Pooter, Gent H.0.7 
 8. Wachowiak, Gembo B.0.6 
 9. Rogiers, Giants B0.6 
 10. Iliaens, Gembo BBC0.5 


Matt Lojeski selected the top Belgian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Matt Lojeski
Matt Lojeski
   #1. This week's number one is an international guard Matt Lojeski (198-85, agency: Pensack Sports, college: Hawaii, currently plays in Greece). He contributed to Olympiacos' victory against the sixth-ranked Kolossos HH (10-8) 70-59 in the Greek A1 in Monday night's game. Lojeski scored 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 22 minutes on the court. Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus (15-0) is placed first in the A1. So far his team won all fifteen games in the Regular Season. It's Lojeski's fourth season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 12.7ppg, 5.1rpg, 2.7apg, 2FGP: 65.0%(39-60), 3FGP: 46.6%(34-73) and FT: 85.7% in 17 games he played so far. Lojeski is a naturalized American. He is currently a member of the Belgian senior national team. Lojeski used to play for Okapi Aalstar in Belgian league.

Retin Obasohan
Retin Obasohan
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Retin Obasohan (185-93, college: Alabama, currently plays in Italy). He contributed to an easy victory against the 14th-ranked VL Pesaro (6-13) 79-62 in the Italian Serie A last Sunday. Obasohan recorded 8 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Scandone Avellino (13-6) is placed second in the Serie A. This season Obasohan averages: 6.5ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.7apg, 2FGP: 45.6%, 3FGP: 26.5% and FT: 65.4%. He has a dual citizenship: Belgian and Nigerian. Obasohan is in the roster of the Belgian senior national team.

Sam Van Rossom
Sam Van Rossom
   #3. The Belgian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Sam Van Rossom (188-86, currently plays in Spain). He contributed to an easy victory against the 13th-ranked Zaragoza (7-13) crushing them 100-67 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Sunday night. Van Rossom scored 9 points and added 3 assists in only 12 minutes. Valencia Basket (14-5) is placed fourth in the Liga Endesa. Van Rossom has been at the team for four years. This season his overall stats are: 4.8ppg, 1.1rpg, 1.6apg, 2FGP: 52.0%, 3FGP: 38.5% in 16 games. Van Rossom is also a member of the Belgian senior national team.

Jonathan Tabu
Jonathan Tabu
   #4. Point guard Jonathan Tabu (189-85, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a RETAbet BB's victory against the closely-ranked Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (9-11) 82-76 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game. He scored 6 points and added 4 assists. RETAbet Bilbao Basket (9-10) is placed ninth in the Liga Endesa. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Tabu's total stats this season are: 7.9ppg, 1.8rpg and 3.2apg. He is another player who holds two passports: Belgian and Congolese. Tabu is also Belgian national team player.

Kevin Tumba
Kevin Tumba
   #5. International power forward Kevin Tumba (205-91, currently plays in Spain). He could not help one of league's weakest teams UCAM Murcia (6-14) to beat Joventut (6-14). Tumba scored 6 points, had 4 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 24 minutes. UCAM Murcia was edged 86-84 on the road by the higher-ranked (#14) Joventut. This year Tumba's total stats are: 3.5ppg and 4.0rpg in four games. He has both DR Congolese and Belgian nationalities. Tumba plays currently for the Belgian national team.

Axel Hervelle
Axel Hervelle
   #6. An experienced forward Axel Hervelle (205-83, currently plays in Spain) is a teammate of previously mentioned Jonathan Tabu and both played together in the last Spanish Liga Endesa game. Hervelle managed to help RETAbet Bilbao Basket to win against the closely-ranked Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (9-11) 82-76. He scored only 4 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Hervelle plays seventh season for the team. Hervelle has averaged so far 5.8ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Belgian National Team roster.

Manu Lecomte
Manu Lecomte
   #7. International point guard Manu Lecomte (180-95, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA was not able to help the one of league's weakest teams one of league's weakest teams Baylor (9-4) in their last game. Despite Lecomte's very good performance the Baylor was edged 67-65 in Lawrence by the University of Kansas. He scored 16 points in 39 minutes. There are only four games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This year Lecomte has relatively solid stats: 12.8ppg, 1.9rpg and 4.1apg in 26 games. He is also Belgian national team player.

Kamal Tall
Kamal Tall
   #8. Forward Kamal Tall (203-95, currently plays in NCAA2) helped Montana St. - Billings win their game against the St.Martin's University 92-83 in the NCAA2 last Saturday. He recorded 7 points in 21 minutes. The Montana St. - Billings have 7-9 record this season. There are only two games left until the end of the NCAA2 Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Tall has averaged so far 5.8ppg and 4.9rpg in 19 games. He used to play for the Belgian U20 national team back in 2013.

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

   #1. Ruphin Kayembe (200-F/C-92, currently plays in France). Kayembe could not help Souffelweyersheim (17-7) to beat Orchesien BC (15-9). He scored 8 points and blocked 2 shots. Souffelweyersheim was defeated 74-69 on the road by the lower-ranked Orchesien BC (#5). It's Kayembe's first season with the team. Kayembe has reliable stats this year: 12.1ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.7apg. He has a dual citizenship: DR Congolese and Belgian.

   #2. Jonathan Dubas (204-F/C-91, currently plays in Switzerland) contributed to Monthey's victory against the closely-ranked Geneve Lions (10-6) 90-79 in the Swiss LNA on Wednesday night. Dubas scored 7 points, had 7 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 36 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. BBC Monthey (13-3) is placed second in the LNA. It was his team's ninth consecutive victory in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Dubas has averaged so far 8.3ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.9apg and 1.3spg in 16 games he played so far. He is another player who holds two passports: Belgian and Swiss.

   #3. Leigh Enobakhare (206-C-86, agency: Court Side, currently plays in Holland) managed to help Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden to win against the sixth-ranked Amsterdam (7-13) 79-66 in the Dutch Eredivisie in Thursday night's game. Enobakhare scored only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden (14-6) is placed second in the Eredivisie. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. It's Enobakhare's first season with the team. He has averaged so far 4.7ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.3bpg. Enobakhare has both Nigerian and Belgian nationalities.

   #4. Christopher Jones (186-G-90, currently plays in Luxembourg) contributed to T71's victory against the fifth-ranked Etzella (6-9) 78-69 in the Luxembourg Total League on Sunday night. Jones recorded 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. T71 Dudelange (12-8) is placed third in Places 1-6 group. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. Jones has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 15.7ppg, 5.0rpg, 3.3apg and 2.3spg. Jones also holds two passports: Belgian and Luxembourg.

   #5. Alhassan Barrie (196-F-95, currently plays in NAIA) was not able to help the Goshen College (0-0) in their game against the Marian University, IN in the CrRdsL. He recorded only 4 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 21 minutes. The Goshen College lost 74-78 in Indianapolis to the Marian University, IN. Barrie has very impressive stats this year: 15.7ppg, 5.0rpg, 3.3apg and 2.3spg in three games.



Top Division I Round 22: #1 Gent Hawks are defeated by Houthalen - by Eurobasket News

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

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Gent Hawks (16-4) on the court of sixth ranked Houthalen on Sunday night. Visitors were edged by Houthalen 73-71. It ended at the same time the 11-game winning streak of Gent Hawks. Center Dario Clemente (204-86) scored 15 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Bart Maesen (198-89) chipped in 8 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists during the contest. At the losing side forward Gregory De-Pooter (197-84) responded with 18 points. Houthalen (12-9) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Soba. Gent Hawks at the other side still keep top position with four games lost. Houthalen is looking forward to face Melsele (#8) at home in the next round. Gent Hawks will play against RPC Anderlecht (#12) and are hoping to win this game.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked Waregem (15-6) against fourteenth ranked Gistel Oostende (6-15) on Saturday night. Host Waregem was crushed by Gistel Oostende in Waregem 86-64. Guard Sam Hemeleers (180-95) notched 24 points and 5 rebounds to lead the effort and Abel Baptista supported him with 18 points and 6 rebounds. Even 15 points and 8 rebounds by center Bart-Willy Samaey (199-87) did not help to save the game for Waregem. Waregem's coach Olivier Foucart gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Gistel Oostende moved-up to thirteenth place. Waregem lost third consecutive game. They keep the second position with six games lost. They share it with Gembo BBC and Oxaco. Gistel Oostende will play against higher ranked Ninane (#10) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Waregem will play against the league's leader Gent Hawks (#1) having rather not much hope for a victory.
The game in Brussels was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Gembo BBC (15-6) played at the court of 7th ranked Royal Brussels (9-12). Gembo BBC defeated Royal Brussels 94-78 on Sunday. Eli Van-Aken fired 16 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Estime Vangu produced 16 points and 9 rebounds for lost side. Gembo BBC moved-up to second place, which they share with Waregem and Oxaco. Newly promoted Royal Brussels keep the seventh position with 12 games lost. They share it with Melsele and Giants B. Gembo BBC will meet at home Ieper (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Royal Brussels will play against Giants B (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Antwerp was also worth to mention about. Sixth ranked Soba (12-9) played at the court of 7th ranked Giants B (9-12). Soba defeated Giants B 86-70. Worth to mention a great performance of Mitchel Gorremans who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds. Soba moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Houthalen. Giants B at the other side keeps the seventh position with 12 games lost. Soba's next round opponent will be higher ranked Oxaco (#3) in Boechout and it may be quite challenging game. Giants B will play on the road against Royal Brussels (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Fourteenth-ranked Ekeren (5-15) gave a tough game to ninth ranked Melsele (9-12) on Sunday. Melsele managed to secure only one-point victory 78-77. However their fans expected much easier game. Patrick Hilliman had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Melsele moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Giants B and Royal Brussels. Newly promoted Ekeren stay at the bottom position with 15 games lost. Melsele will face higher ranked Houthalen (#5) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Ekeren will play against Giants B (#7) and hope to win that game.

In the last two games of round 22 RPC Anderlecht was destroyed by Oxaco on the opponent's court 92-68. Ninane managed to outperform Ieper in a home game 94-87.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 19 points and 5 rebounds by Jens Bouckaert of Gembo BBC.

Houthalen - Gent Hawks 73-71

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Gent Hawks (16-4) on the court of sixth ranked Houthalen on Sunday night. Visitors were edged by Houthalen 73-71. It ended at the same time the 11-game winning streak of Gent Hawks. Center Dario Clemente (204-86) scored 15 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Bart Maesen (198-89) chipped in 8 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists during the contest. Four Houthalen players scored in double figures. At the losing side forward Gregory De-Pooter (197-84) responded with 18 points and guard Laurent Lhote (182-84) scored 15 points and 6 rebounds. Houthalen (12-9) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Soba. Gent Hawks at the other side still keep top position with four games lost. Houthalen is looking forward to face Melsele (#8) at home in the next round. Gent Hawks will play against RPC Anderlecht (#12) and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Houthalen: V.Jatulevicius 16+1reb, D.Clemente 15+5reb, C.Koonings 12+4reb, D.Snyers 11+3reb+3ast, B.Maesen 8+6reb+6ast, T.Ceyssens 0+1reb
Gent Hawks: G.De Pooter 18+3reb+1ast, L.Lhote 15+6reb+1ast, R.Spaens 12+2reb+1ast, R.Van den Berghe 9+2reb, S.Stevens 6+2reb+2ast, J.Vermoessen 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 488857


Oxaco - RPC Anderlecht 92-68

Very expected game in Boechout where 12th ranked RPC Anderlecht (6-14) was crushed by third ranked Oxaco (15-6) 92-68 on Sunday. Oxaco outrebounded RPC Anderlecht 52-28 including a 35-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Center Mark De-Meyer (194-88) had a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Nick Celis (196-88) chipped in 15 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. Five Oxaco players scored in double figures. At the losing side naturalized DR Congolese Constantin Tshimuanga (202-86) responded with 13 points and 6 rebounds and the former international point guard Geoffrey Hockins (188-88) scored 12 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Oxaco moved-up to second place, which they share with Gembo BBC and Waregem. Newly promoted RPC Anderlecht keeps the twelfth position with 14 games lost. Oxaco will face Soba (#6) in Antwerpen in the next round. RPC Anderlecht will play at home against the league's leader Gent Hawks (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Oxaco: M.De Meyer 21+11reb+1ast, N.Celis 15+12reb+4ast, G.Nau 13+8reb, C.Pegg 12+3reb, S.Van Hoey 12+6reb+4ast, E.Derby 6+3reb+4ast
RPC Anderlecht: C.Tshimuanga 13+6reb, G.Hockins 12+4reb, Y.Moray 9+4reb, N.Neskens 9+4reb+1ast, L.Nziye 9+1reb+2ast, J.Riahi 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 488855


Melsele - Ekeren 78-77

Fourteenth-ranked Ekeren (5-15) gave a tough game to ninth ranked Melsele (9-12) on Sunday. Melsele managed to secure only one-point victory 78-77. However their fans expected much easier game. Melsele made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Melsele outrebounded Ekeren 29-13 including a 20-9 advantage in defensive rebounds. Dutch power forward Patrick Hilliman (206-82, college: High Point) had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and naturalized DR Congolese forward Armand Kabeya (198-88, agency: Promotex) chipped in 13 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side guard Dave Van-den-Brande (189-82) responded with 20 points and forward Zed Peeters (-96) scored 18 points. Five Ekeren players scored in double figures. Melsele moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Giants B and Royal Brussels. Newly promoted Ekeren stay at the bottom position with 15 games lost. Melsele will face higher ranked Houthalen (#5) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Ekeren will play against Giants B (#7) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Melsele: P.Hilliman 20+12reb+1ast, A.Kabeya 13+7reb+1ast, I.Perez 11+1reb+2ast, W.Leten 3+8reb, S.Caron 2, Z.Schoovaerts 0
Ekeren: D.Van den Brande 20+2reb, Z.Peeters 18+2reb, F.Biot 14+1reb+1ast, P.De Cock 11+7reb, A.Rojas Palma 10+1reb, M.Rademakers 2+1ast
gschID: 488856


Royal Brussels - Gembo BBC 78-94

The game in Brussels was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Gembo BBC (15-6) played at the court of 7th ranked Royal Brussels (9-12). Gembo BBC defeated Royal Brussels 94-78 on Sunday. Gembo BBC dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Royal Brussels' 34. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Forward Eli Van-Aken (193-85) fired 16 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Jens Bouckaert (-91) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds. Center Estime Vangu (198-88) produced 16 points and 9 rebounds and power forward Stephane Moris (208-86, agency: Promotex) added 11 points and 12 rebounds respectively for lost side. Five Gembo BBC and four Royal Brussels players scored in double figures. Gembo BBC moved-up to second place, which they share with Waregem and Oxaco. Newly promoted Royal Brussels keep the seventh position with 12 games lost. They share it with Melsele and Giants B. Gembo BBC will meet at home Ieper (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Royal Brussels will play against Giants B (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Gembo BBC: J.Bouckaert 19+5reb+3ast, B.Iliaens 17+8reb+1ast, A.Vermeersch 16+10reb+1ast, E.Van Aken 16+6reb+7ast, P.Van Rillaer 14+4reb+2ast, T.Beaujean 6+4reb+3ast
Royal Brussels: E.Vangu 16+9reb+1ast, T.Creppy 12+2reb+3ast, S.Moris 11+12reb+2ast, C.De Medina 11+3reb+4ast, L.Loris 9+1ast, A.Hall 7+4reb+4ast
gschID: 488858


Waregem - Gistel Oostende 64-86

Very important is a home loss of second ranked Waregem (15-6) against fourteenth ranked Gistel Oostende (6-15) on Saturday night. Host Waregem was crushed by Gistel Oostende in Waregem 86-64. Gistel Oostende made 17-of-21 charity shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Guard Sam Hemeleers (180-95) notched 24 points and 5 rebounds to lead the effort and forward Abel Baptista (190-96) supported him with 18 points and 6 rebounds. Four Gistel Oostende players scored in double figures. Even 15 points and 8 rebounds by center Bart-Willy Samaey (199-87) did not help to save the game for Waregem. Swingman Brecht Guillemyn (192-87) added 15 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his ten free throws !!!) for lost side. Waregem's coach Olivier Foucart gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Gistel Oostende moved-up to thirteenth place. Waregem lost third consecutive game. They keep the second position with six games lost. They share it with Gembo BBC and Oxaco. Gistel Oostende will play against higher ranked Ninane (#10) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Waregem will play against the league's leader Gent Hawks (#1) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Gistel Oostende: S.Hemeleers 24+5reb+2ast, A.Baptista 18+6reb, J.Kohajda 17+7reb, T.Lambrecht 17+5reb, N.Fogang Tchenjou 8+4reb, M.Palinckx 2+4reb
Waregem: B.Willy Samaey 15+8reb+1ast, B.Guillemyn 15+5reb, S.Naudts 13+2reb, T.Foucart 9+6reb+1ast, L.De Lepeleire 4+6reb+8ast, R.Naudts 4+2reb
gschID: 488854


Ninane - Ieper 94-87

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when eleventh ranked Ninane (8-12) defeated at home 10th ranked Ieper (8-13) 94-87 on Friday. Ninane dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Ieper's 38. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The former international power forward Francois Lhoest (196-85) had a double-double by scoring 27 points, 19 rebounds and 8 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Romain Fassotte (190-91) chipped in 19 points and 5 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) during the contest. At the losing side center Gilles Dierickx (213-92, college: Seattle Pacific) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds and point guard Kjell Devacht (185-91) scored 21 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Ieper's coach Frederic Claessens rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Ninane moved-up to tenth place. Loser Ieper dropped to the eleventh position with 13 games lost. Ninane will face Gistel Oostende (#13) on the road in the next round. Ieper will play against Gembo BBC in Borgerhout and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Ninane: F.Lhoest 27+19reb+8ast, R.Fassotte 19+5ast, J.Dedave 15+2reb+4ast, G.Henrard 14+4reb, S.Maio 10+1ast, X.Colette 9+4reb+5ast
Ieper: G.Dierickx 21+10reb+3ast, K.Devacht 21+4reb+3ast, A.Schepens 12+7reb+1ast, R.Mestdagh 11+3reb+1ast, O.Maes 8+3reb+2ast, R.Luyten 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 488852


Giants B - Soba 70-86

The game in Antwerp was also worth to mention about. Sixth ranked Soba (12-9) played at the court of 7th ranked Giants B (9-12). Soba defeated Giants B 86-70. Soba forced 20 Giants B turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of swingman Mitchel Gorremans (191-85) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds. Amaury Marion (199-91) contributed with 19 points and 4 assists for the winners. Four Soba players scored in double figures. Point guard Marius Mwendanga (179-98) replied with 13 points and 8 assists and center Roby Rogiers (202-97, agency: Court Side) added 17 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Giants B. Soba moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Houthalen. Giants B at the other side keeps the seventh position with 12 games lost. Soba's next round opponent will be higher ranked Oxaco (#3) in Boechout and it may be quite challenging game. Giants B will play on the road against Royal Brussels (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Soba: A.Marion 19+4reb+4ast, M.Gorremans 19+12reb, J.Balanga 18+1reb+4ast, D.Bogaerts 10+8reb+2ast, K.van Kempen 3+4reb+3ast, R.Haerbos 3+1reb+5ast
Giants B: R.Rogiers 17+5reb, M.Mwendanga 13+3reb+8ast, P.Peeters 12+1reb, T.Vervoort 9+4reb+1ast, B.De Valck 7+9reb, O.Kanda-Kanyinda 6+4reb+3ast
gschID: 488853





Marcus Colbert leaves Liege - by Eurobasket News

23-year old American point guard Marcus Colbert (180-82kg-94, college: Montana State) left betFIRST Liege Basket (Euromillions League). In 19 games in Belgium he averaged 4.6ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.9apg this season.
The previous (12-13) season Colbert played at another team Bobcats in U.S. semi-pro league NCAA1 where in 29 games he had 5.6ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.1apg.
He received All-Big Sky Conference 2nd Team award in 2016 at his college time.
Colbert graduated from Montana State in 2016 and it is his first season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Huff left Liege - by Eurobasket News

25-year old American guard Troy Huff (196-79kg-92, college: N.Dakota) left betFIRST Liege Basket (Euromillions League). In 20 games in Belgium he had 11.0ppg and 3.5rpg this season.
The last season Huff played at another team Erie Bay Hawks in U.S. semi-pro league D-League where in 7 games he recorded 3.9ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.3spg.
Two years ago (a year after he left the college) Huff was drafted by Erie Bay Hawks (D-League) in second round (27th overall).
He attended University of North Dakota until 2014 and it is his third season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Huff played in the final of Big Sky Conference Tournament in 2014. He was also voted NABC Division I All-District 6 1st Team back in 2014 at his college time.
Huff has played previously for another team Bondi Ferrara.
On Huff: A dynamic perimetral player who can play in 2 and 3 positions. Runs the court very well and is very athletic and aggressive. Gives his best in open court situations. His first European experience will be important to improve his game in a slower tempo and more tactical situations.

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Liege signs Stephane Moris - by Eurobasket News

betFIRST Liege Basket (Euromillions League) signed 31-year old power forward Stephane Moris (208-86, agency: Promotex). He started the season at Royal Brussels, the newcomer in Top Division I. In 15 games he had very impressive stats: 18.9ppg, 8.3rpg and 1.4apg this season. The last season Moris played at VOO Verviers Pepinster (Scooore League) where in 30 games he recorded 6.3ppg and 3.0rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Belgian Cup Final Four in 2013. Moris was also voted Eurobasket.com Belgian D2 All-Domestic Players Team back in 2008 and 2009.
He was a member of Belgian U20 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
Moris has played also professionally in Germany (GiroLive Ballers), Switzerland (Monthey) and Belgium (Okapi Aalstar, Leuven Bears, Damme, CEP Fleurus and Boom).
He could be described: Really huge potential bigman, starter of U20 and Junior NT of Belgium, can play on 3 positions! tall like for SF, very quick like for PF but also can play inside back to the basket! great fighter on the boards. Very mobile bigman who can shot well from outside!.

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Nihad Djedovic selected the top Bosnian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Nihad Djedovic
Nihad Djedovic
   #1. This week's number one is an international small forward Nihad Djedovic (196-90, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Germany). He was the major contributor in a Bayern Muenchen's victory against the 13th-ranked BG Goettingen (7-15) 86-71 in the German BBL in Tuesday night's game. Djedovic recorded 15 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in a mere 17 minutes on the court. FC Bayern Muenchen (18-3) is placed third in the BBL. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. It's Djedovic's fourth season with the team. This year he averages: 8.9ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 57.9%(44-76), 3FGP: 42.1% and FT: 83.6% in 21 games he played so far. Djedovic has a dual citizenship: Bosnia and Herzegovina and German. He is currently a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team.

Ognjen Kuzmic
Ognjen Kuzmic
   #2. Second place goes to former international center Ognjen Kuzmic (213-90, currently plays in ABA League). Kuzmic led his Serbian team Crvena Zvezda to a victory against the fifth-ranked Cibona (11-11) 69-56 in the ABA League last Sunday. He recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting 10 rebounds. Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd (21-1) is placed first in the ABA League. There are only four games left until the end of the ABA League Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Kuzmic's first season with the team. Kuzmic's overall stats this year are: 9.7ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 65.0%(76-117) and FT: 70.7%. He is another player who holds two passports: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbian. Kuzmic played for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team in 2012.

Elmedin Kikanovic
Elmedin Kikanovic
   #3. The Bosnia and Herzegovina player who performed third best last week abroad was an international center Elmedin Kikanovic (211-88, also represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Germany). He could not help ALBA Berlin (15-8) in their last game. Despite Kikanovic's very good performance ALBA Berlin was crushed 80-56 on the road by the higher-ranked (#3) Bayern Muenchen. He was the top scorer with 18 points. Kikanovic also added 7 rebounds in 25 minutes. It was ALBA Berlin's fourth consecutive loss in a row. Kikanovic has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 16.5ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.4apg, 2FGP: 59.1%(139-235) and FT: 80.4% in 22 games. Kikanovic is also a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team.

Jusuf Nurkic
Jusuf Nurkic
   #4. Center Jusuf Nurkic (213-94, currently plays in NBA) was not able to help the Portland Trail Blazers (23-32) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Nurkic's good performance the Portland Trail Blazers (23-32) were crushed 111-88 in Salt Lake City by the Utah Jazz. He recorded 13 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. It was his first game for Portland Trail Blazers this season. Nurkic has both Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenian nationalities. Despite he played previously for the Slovenian U16 national team, Nurkic is currently in the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team roster.

Aleksej Nesovic
Aleksej Nesovic
   #5. Former international point guard Aleksej Nesovic (189-85, another player represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Serbia) contributed to an OKK Beograd's victory against the closely-ranked Beovuk 72 (8-9) 93-84 in a derby game in the Serbian KLS on Sunday night. He scored 19 points, made 8 passes and 3 steals in 26 minutes. OKK Beograd (7-10) is placed tenth in the KLS. Nesovic has very impressive stats this year: 17.0ppg, 3.6rpg, 4.5apg and 2.0spg in 10 games. He also holds two passports: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbian. Nesovic used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team five years ago.

Miroslav Todic
Miroslav Todic
   #6. Power forward Miroslav Todic (205-85, agency: Diamond Sports, currently plays in Greece) contributed to Promitheas' victory against the closely-ranked Apollon Patras (5-13) 65-58 in the Greek A1 last Wednesday. Todic scored 15 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. ASP Promitheas Patras (7-11) is placed ninth in the A1. Todic has relatively good stats this season: 10.2ppg and 5.1rpg. He is a former international player as he played for the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior team two years ago.

Dejan Todorovic
Dejan Todorovic
   #7. Former U16 international forward Dejan Todorovic (197-94, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a RETAbet BB's victory against the closely-ranked Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (9-11) 82-76 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Sunday night. Todorovic scored 10 points in 21 minutes. RETAbet Bilbao Basket (9-10) is placed ninth in the Liga Endesa. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year Todorovic's overall stats are: 3.6ppg and 1.7rpg in 19 games. He used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina U16 national team eight years ago.

Ivan Ramljak
Ivan Ramljak
   #8. Small forward Ivan Ramljak (203-90, currently plays in Croatia) helped KK Zadar win their game against the closely-ranked KK Split (14-3) 94-91 in the Croatian A1 last Sunday. He scored 8 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 25 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. KK Zadar (9-6) is placed fourth in the A1. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. This year Ramljak's total stats are: 9.7ppg and 7.0rpg in three games. He used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina U18 national team back in 2005.

Emir Sulejmanovic
Emir Sulejmanovic
   #9. International power forward Emir Sulejmanovic (204-95, currently plays in ABA League) faced previously mentioned Ognjen Kuzmic in the ABA League last game. Sulejmanovic was not able to secure a victory for Cibona (11-11) in their game against Crvena Zvezda (21-1). He recorded 6 points in only 13 minutes. Cibona lost 56-69 in Beograd to the leading Crvena Zvezda. It was Cibona's fifth consecutive loss in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the ABA League Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Sulejmanovic has averaged so far 6.2ppg and 3.8rpg in 19 games. He is also in the roster of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

Nemanja Mitrovic
Nemanja Mitrovic
   #10. Guard Nemanja Mitrovic (197-90, college: Portland, currently plays in Spain) led Ourense to a victory over the 16th-ranked Marin (6-18) 86-78 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Saturday. Mitrovic was MVP of the game. He scored 25 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Ourense Termal (14-10) is placed eighth in the LEB Gold. This season Mitrovic has relatively solid stats: 12.0ppg and 3.3rpg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Bosnia and Herzegovina National Team roster.

   #11. Former U20 international small forward Mirza Bulic (207-92, currently plays in Spain) was the main contributor in a Magia Huesca's surprising victory against the 11th-ranked Araberri 75-71 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) on Saturday night. Bulic was the best player in that game. He scored 22 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 34 minutes. Bulic has averaged so far 8.4ppg and 4.7rpg in 12 games. He used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina U20 national team six years ago.

   #12. International shooting guard Dzanan Musa (204-99, another player represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in ABA League) managed to help KK Cedevita Zagreb to win against the closely-ranked Partizan 79-67 in the ABA League on Sunday night. Musa recorded only 2 points and added 3 passes. Musa has averaged so far 6.5ppg and 1.5rpg. He is also in the roster of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

   #13. Former U18 international forward Ajdin Penava (206-97, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped Marshall win their game against the University of Alabama at Birmingham 74-59 in the NCAA in Thursday night's game. Penava had a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 3 assists, 2 blocks and 3 steals in 24 minutes. Penava has averaged so far 6.2ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.1bpg in 24 games. He used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina U18 national team two years ago.

   #14. Former U18 international forward Dejan Jeftic (197-89, agency: Octagon Europe, currently plays in Sweden) helped Norrkoping Dolphins win their game against the closely-ranked Sodertalje Kings 73-62 in the Swedish Basketligan last Friday. Jeftic recorded 6 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Jeftic has reliable stats this season: 12.3ppg and 4.5rpg. He used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina U18 national team back in 2007.

   #15. Former U18 international power forward Kenan Guzonjic (203-94, currently plays in NCAA2) couldn't help the Barry University (12-5) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Guzonjic's very good performance the Barry University was defeated 90-85 in Winter Park by the Rollins College. He recorded 15 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists. Guzonjic has averaged so far 8.4ppg, 6.0rpg and 2.2apg. He used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina U18 national team five years ago.

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

   #1. Nedim Muslic (197-F-99, currently plays in Qatar) was the major contributor in an Al Gharafa's victory against the eighth-ranked Qatar Sports Club (5-12) crushing them 107-83 in a derby game in the Qatari D1 in Wednesday night's game. He scored 17 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Al Gharafa Doha (15-1) is placed second in the D1. It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Muslic's overall stats this season are: 6.9ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.6apg and 1.2spg. He has a dual citizenship: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Qatari.

   #2. Bojan Sarcevic (190-G-88, currently plays in Finland) led Kauhajoen Karhu to a victory over the closely-ranked Lapuan Korikobrat (14-13) 87-75 in the Finnish Korisliiga last Wednesday. Sarcevic was MVP of the game. He scored 27 points (!!!), had 4 rebounds and dished 7 assists in 33 minutes. Karhu Kauhajoki (18-10) is placed third in the Korisliiga. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. Sarcevic is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Kauhajoen Karhu's roster. Sarcevic has relatively good stats this season: 11.3ppg, 3.2rpg, 5.9apg and 1.7spg in 28 games he played so far.

   #3. Boris Barac (205-F-92, currently plays in Croatia) was the main contributor in a 3-point KK Zadar's victory against the closely-ranked KK Split (14-3) 94-91 in the Croatian A1 on Sunday night. He was MVP of the game. Barac scored 16 points and added 5 assists. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. KK Zadar (9-6) is placed fourth in the A1. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. Barac has relatively good stats this season: 11.9ppg, 3.8rpg and 2.5apg.

   #4. Goran Suton (208-C-85, college: Michigan St., currently plays in Spain) contributed to a Movil Estudiantes' victory against the 12th-ranked Sevilla (7-13) 77-73 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game. He had a double-double by scoring 16 points and getting 10 rebounds in 26 minutes. Movistar Estudiantes (14-5) is placed fourth in the Liga Endesa. It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row. This year Suton's overall stats are: 7.3ppg and 5.4rpg in 20 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatian.

   #5. Dino Pita (195-G-88, currently plays in Poland) helped Krosno win their game against the closely-ranked Anwil (13-7) 78-71 in the Polish PLK in Sunday night's game. He recorded 14 points. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Miasto Szkla Krosno (12-8) is placed fourth in the PLK. Pita's overall stats this season are: 6.6ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.3apg. He has both Bosnia and Herzegovina and Swedish nationalities.

   #6. Marko Keselj (206-SF-88, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Belgium) helped Oostende win their game against one of league's weakest teams Leuven Bears 87-70 in the Belgian Euromillions League last Wednesday. Keselj scored 11 points in 22 minutes. This year Keselj's overall stats are: 3.7ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.1apg in 14 games. He also holds two passports: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbian.

   #7. Vedran Borovcanin (200-G/F-85, currently plays in Denmark) could not help Horsens IC (19-3) in their last game on Thursday. Despite Borovcanin's very good performance the league leader Horsens IC was defeated 91-86 on the road by the lower-ranked SISU (#6). He was the second best scorer with 17 points. Borovcanin also added 7 rebounds and dished 6 assists. Borovcanin has relatively good stats this season: 11.7ppg, 5.0rpg, 3.2apg and 1.9spg.

   #8. Fahro Alihodzic (208-C-89, college: UAB, currently plays in Greece) helped Panionios edge the eighth-ranked Psyhiko 77-75 in a derby game in the Greek A2 (second division) in Saturday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Alihodzic scored 19 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 26 minutes. Alihodzic has relatively good stats this year: 13.3ppg and 6.1rpg in 17 games. He has dual citizenship: Bosnia and Herzegovina and British.

   #9. Domagoj Bosnjak (201-F/G-95, currently plays in ABA League) was not able to help Cibona in their game against Crvena Zvezda in the ABA League. Bosnjak cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 2 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. His team was defeated 69-56. Bosnjak's total stats this season are: 5.3ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.1apg.

   #10. Emir Mujkic helped Al Wakrah win their game against the closely-ranked Qatar Sports Club crushing them 110-82 in the Qatari D1 on Sunday night. Mujkic recorded 18 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. This season Mujkic has relatively solid stats: 10.5ppg, 7.1rpg and 1.4apg. He has Bosnia and Herzegovina and Qatari nationalities.



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Fernando Henrique joins Brusque - by Paulo Freire

Brusque Basquete/ADB (Liga Ouro) agreed terms with 33-year old forward Fernando Henrique (201-84). He played last summer at Angra in the Carioca League.
Henrique's team made it to the Brazilian Supercup Final Four in 2012.
He has spent his entire career in Brazil playing for eight other teams: Sao Caetano, Osasco Basquete, Sao Caetano, APABA/S.Andre, Internacional, Jacarei, Campo Mourao and Lins.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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David Rossetto claims Brazilian NBB Court Side weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Point guard David Rossetto (180-PG-93) had an amazing evening in the last round for B.Cearense and that's him to receive a Court Side Player of the Week award for round 21.
The 23-year old playmaker had the game-high 19 points adding nine rebounds and seven assists for B.Cearense in his team's victory, helping them to beat Caxias do Sul (#14, 3-17) 88-78. The game was not the highest importance and did not have significant influence on top of the standings. B.Cearense is placed at 10th position in Brazilian NBB. B.Cearense is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 9-10 record. Rossetto has many years of experience at B.Cearense, through which he has constantly improved. Rossetto has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in assists (2nd best: 5.8apg).

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 22-year old former international guard Danilo Fuzaro (193-G-94) of Minas. Fuzaro impressed basketball fans with 33 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists. Bad luck as Minas lost that game 85-96 to slightly higher-ranked Paulistano (#11, 9-11). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Minas dropped in the standings to 12th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 8-12 record. Fuzaro is one of the most experienced players at Minas and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was former international forward Olivinha Rodriguez (203-F-83) of second-ranked Flamengo. Rodriguez scored 15 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Flamengo, leading his team to a 79-69 win against the lower-ranked Campo Mourao (#7, 11-9). Flamengo needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 14 victories and 5 lost games. Rodriguez has a great season in Brazil. After 19 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 11.6rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Greg Brown (188-G-94) of Campo Mourao - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Daniel Hure (200-PF-85) of Paulistano - 23 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Frederico Lima (183-PG-80) of Caxias do Sul - 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Drew Maynard (200-F-89) of Minas - 19 points and 7 rebounds
8. Eduardo Machado (193-G-82) of B.Cearense - 24 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Guilherme Hubner (208-C-87) of Paulistano - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Antonio Ferreira (178-F-94) of Franca - 15 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists

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

The Player of the Week awards are presented by Court Side. Court Side is the global leader in basketball management, and is widely regarded as the most dynamic and innovative company of its kind. It was the first Basketball Agency to launch its own website, and the first to have its own database. Court Side has more agents and manpower within its organization, than any other competitor, and its international network of basketball contacts is still unparalleled.



Hatila Passos selected the top Brazilian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Hatila Passos
Hatila Passos
   #1. This week's number one is former international center Hatila Passos (211-85, college: N.Mexico St., currently plays in Uruguay). He could not help Malvin (5-6) in their last game. Despite Passos' good performance the fifth-placed Malvin (5-6) lost 70-77 on the road to the second-ranked Aguada in the Promocional 1 group. He was the second best scorer with 14 points. Passos also added 8 rebounds in 35 minutes on the court. The Second Stage already ended. It's Passos' first season with the team. This year he averages: 9.7ppg, 10.7rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 64.2%(95-148) and FT: 53.1% in 25 games he played so far. Former Paulistano/Unimed Sao Paolo starter played for the Brazilian senior national team seven years ago.

Cristiano Felicio
Cristiano Felicio
   #2. Second place goes to an international power forward Cristiano Felicio (206-92, college: Oregon, currently plays in NBA). Felicio contributed to a Chicago Bulls' victory against the Toronto Raptors (33-24) 105-94 in the NBA last Tuesday. He scored 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls have 28-29 record this season. Felicio's overall stats this year are: 4.8ppg, 4.9rpg, 2FGP: 55.3%(89-161) and FT: 66.2%. Ex-Clube de Regatas do Flamengo player is in the roster of the Brazilian senior national team.

Nene Hilario
Nene Hilario
   #3. The Brazilian player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced international center Nene Hilario (211-82, currently plays in NBA). He was not able to help the Houston Rockets in their game against the Miami Heat (25-32) in the NBA. Hilario recorded 8 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 20 minutes. The Houston Rockets (40-18) lost 109-117 in Miami to the Heat. They ended the series of four consecutive victories. Hilario has relatively good stats this year: 8.1ppg, 3.9rpg, 2FGP: 61.6%(149-242), 3FGP: 42.9% and FT: 59.0% in 48 games. He is also a member of the Brazilian senior national team.

Tulio Da Silva
Tulio Da Silva
   #4. Forward Tulio Da Silva (201-96, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA was not able to secure a victory for the S.Florida (1-12) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Da Silva's very good performance the S.Florida was crushed 94-71 at home by the Tulane University. He scored 17 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. There are only three games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Da Silva's overall stats this season are: 9.8ppg and 7.0rpg. He used to play for the Brazilian U18 national team back in 2014.

Lucas Nogueira
Lucas Nogueira
   #5. Former international center Lucas Nogueira (213-92, currently plays in NBA) faced previously mentioned Cristiano Felicio in the NBA last game. Nogueira couldn't help the Toronto Raptors (33-24) in their game against the Chicago Bulls (28-29). He scored 7 points. The Toronto Raptors (33-24) were defeated 105-94 in Chicago by the Bulls. It was Raptors' third consecutive loss in a row. Nogueira's overall stats this season are: 5.3ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.8bpg. He used to play for the Brazilian national team six years ago.

Leandro Barbosa
Leandro Barbosa
   #6. Point guard Leandro Barbosa (190-82, currently plays in NBA) helped Phoenix Suns win their game against the Los Angeles Lakers (19-39) crushing them 137-101 in the NBA in Wednesday night's game. Barbosa recorded 7 points in only 10 minutes. The Phoenix Suns have rather weak 18-39 record this season. This year Barbosa's overall stats are: 5.6ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.2apg in 53 games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Brazilian National Team roster.

Jose Victor Jeronimo
Jose Victor Jeronimo
   #7. Former U19 international center Jose Victor Jeronimo (208-91, currently plays in Argentina) couldn't help Gimnasia LP (7-19) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Jeronimo's very good performance Gimnasia LP (#6) was defeated 102-97 on their home court in La Plata by the second-ranked Alianza Viedma in the Center South group. He was the top scorer with 23 points. Jeronimo also added 9 rebounds and made 4 blocks. The Regular Season already ended. Jeronimo's total stats this season are: 9.9ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.5bpg. He used to play for the Brazilian U19 national team eight years ago.

Leonardo Demetrio
Leonardo Demetrio
   #8. Forward Leonardo Demetrio (203-94, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Lleida Basquet (13-11) in their last game. Despite his good performance Lleida Basquet was edged 74-73 in Prat by the lower-ranked (#14) CB Prat. Demetrio scored 11 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 21 minutes. This year Demetrio has relatively solid stats: 11.0ppg and 5.7rpg in 24 games. He plays currently for the Brazilian national team.

Jonathan Tavernari
Jonathan Tavernari
   #9. Former international small forward Jonathan Tavernari (197-87, college: BYU, currently plays in Italy) couldn't help Mens Sana 1871 (12-10) in their game against Legnano (14-8) in the Italian Serie A2 (second division). Tavernari recorded 5 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Mens Sana 1871 (#8) was edged 57-55 in Castellanza by the higher-ranked Legnano (#3) in the West group. Tavernari has reliable stats this season: 10.3ppg and 4.4rpg. He used to play for the Brazilian national team seven years ago.

Raul Neto
Raul Neto
   #10. Point guard Raul Neto (185-92, currently plays in NBA) managed to help Utah Jazz in a victory against the Portland Trail Blazers (23-32) crushing them 111-88 in the NBA in Wednesday night's game. Neto recorded only 3 points in 3 minutes on the court. The Utah Jazz has a solid 35-22 record this season. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. This year Neto averages just 2.2ppg in 29 games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Brazilian National Team roster.

   #11. Former international center Lucas Tischer (208-83, currently plays in Chile) was the major contributor in a CD Tinguiririca San Fernando's victory against the fourth-ranked Puente Alto 82-78 in the Chilean Liga Nacional last Sunday. Tischer recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 10 rebounds. Tischer has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 15.6ppg, 9.6rpg and 2.8apg. Tischer used to play for the Brazilian national team eleven years ago.

   #12. International point guard Marcelinho Huertas (191-83, currently plays in NBA) faced previously mentioned Leandro Barbosa in the NBA last game. Huertas couldn't help the Los Angeles Lakers in their game against the Phoenix Suns. He cannot count Wednesday's game as one of the best ones. Huertas recorded only 2 points in 9 minutes on the court. His team were crushed by 36 points 137-101 in the NBA. This year Huertas' total stats are: 2.7ppg and 2.3apg in 23 games. He is also in the roster of the Brazilian national team.

   #13. Former U18 international center Lucas Siewert (202-97, currently studies in the States) couldn't help the Colorado in their game against the University of Oregon in the NCAA. Siewert cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 3 points. His team was crushed by 28 points 101-73. Siewert has averaged so far 2.4ppg and 2.2rpg. He used to play for the Brazilian U18 national team three years ago.

   #14. Former international guard Carlos Cobos (193-88, currently plays in Spain) helped CB Granada win their game against one of league's weakest teams Albacete crushing them 92-57 in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) last Saturday. Cobos scored 5 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Cobos has averaged so far 7.8ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.1apg and 1.3spg. He used to play for the Brazilian national team back in 2010.

   #15. Former U19 international forward Dimitris Sousa (198-94, currently plays in NCAA2) couldn't help the The University of Virginia Coll. Wise in their game against the Urbana University in the NCAA2. Despite his very good performance last Saturday He recorded 20 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks. This season Sousa has very high stats. He averages: 17.2ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.1apg. Sousa used to play for the Brazilian U19 national team eight years ago.

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

   #1. Diego Soarez (205-C-87, currently plays in Uruguay) led U Universitario to a victory against the eighth-ranked Trouville (2-9) 91-80 in a derby game in the Uruguayan LUB last Friday. Soarez scored 11 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 31 minutes. Urunday Universitario (9-2) is placed first in Promocional 1 group. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. The Second Stage already ended. This year Soarez's overall stats are: 4.0ppg and 3.6rpg in 24 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Brazilian and Uruguayan.

   #2. Gabriel Andrade (185-G-93, currently plays in NCAA2) could not help the BYU-Hawaii (4-14) in their last game. Despite Andrade's very good performance the BYU-Hawaii lost 88-94 on the road to the Fresno Pacific University. He scored 17 points, grabbed 4 boards, handed out 7 passes and blocked 2 shots in 26 minutes. The Regular Season already ended in the NCAA2. Andrade is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in BYU-Hawaii's roster. This season Andrade's total stats are: 7.6ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.8apg and 1.6spg in 17 games.

   #3. Felipe Dos Anjos (218-C-98, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help Oviedo CB (16-8) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his good performance Oviedo CB was edged 107-104 in Lugo by the lower-ranked Leche Rio Breogan (#5). Dos Anjos scored 10 points, had 8 rebounds and made 4 blocks. Dos Anjos' total stats this season are: 9.0ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.3bpg.

   #4. Experienced Kazuya Hatano (192-F-82, currently plays in Japan) managed to help Ryukyu Golden Kings Okinawa in a victory against the fourth-ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (17-19) 78-63 in the Japanese B League last Saturday. Hatano scored only 3 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 20 minutes. Ryukyu Golden Kings Okinawa (16-22) is placed fifth in West group. Hatano has averaged so far 3.1ppg and 2.9rpg in 36 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Brazilian and Japanese.

   #5. Jose Libiano (206-F, currently plays in NCAA2) was not able to secure a victory for the SE Oklahoma State University (3-14) in their game against the Southern Nazarene University in the NCAA2. Libiano scored 6 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. his team was defeated 78-74 in Bethany by the Southern Nazarene University. There are only two games left until the end of the NCAA2 Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Libiano has averaged so far 1.3ppg and 1.9rpg.

   #6. Rafael Barbosa (191-F-91, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Barbera in their game against Mollet in the Spanish EBA (fourth division). He scored only 4 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 23 minutes. His team lost 73-82. Barbosa has averaged so far 5.8ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.1apg in 17 games. He has both Brazilian and Spanish nationalities.

   #7. Lucas Doria (201-F-97, currently plays in NCAA2) couldn't help the St.Edward's University in their game against the Arkansas-Fort Smith in the NCAA2. Doria scored 5 points in 8 minutes. His team lost 90-96 in the NCAA2. Doria has averaged so far 3.0ppg and 2.0rpg in 16 games.

   #8. Felipe Souza (198-F-98, currently plays in NCAA2) couldn't help the Nova Southeastern University in their game against the Embry Riddle University in the NCAA2. He cannot count Wednesday's game as one of the best ones. Souza recorded only 3 points. His team was crushed by 21 points 80-59 in the NCAA2. Souza has averaged so far 1.3ppg and 1.6rpg. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Souza has never played in Brazil.

   #9. Renato Ribeiro (190-F-95, currently plays in Portugal) couldn't help Guifoes in their game against Sanjoanense in the Portuguese Proliga (second division). He scored 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 23 minutes. His team was edged 73-71. Ribeiro has averaged so far 5.6ppg and 3.9rpg in 17 games.

   #10. Rafael De Souza (193-G, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the N.Iowa in their game against the Wichita State University in the NCAA. He cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. De Souza scored only 2 points. His team was crushed by 29 points 73-44. This season De Souza averages just .



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Darius Adams selected the top Bulgarian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Darius Adams
Darius Adams
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Darius Adams (188-89, agency: Stealth Sport, college: Indianapolis, currently plays in China). He led Xinjiang Flying Tige to a victory over the eighth-ranked Shandong Bulls (22-16) crushing them 118-85 in the Chinese CBA in Friday night's game. Adams was MVP of the game. He recorded 25 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists in 36 minutes on the court. Xinjiang Flying Tigers (32-6) are placed first in the CBA. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Adams has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 31.3ppg, 5.6rpg, 5.9apg, 2.0spg, 2FGP: 55.6%(257-462), 3FGP: 35.9% and FT: 87.0% in 37 games he played so far. Adams is a naturalized American. He is currently a member of the Bulgarian senior national team. Strangely Adams has never played in Bulgaria.

Earl Rowland
Earl Rowland
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced former international point guard Earl Rowland (188-83, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in VTB United League). He was the main contributor in Khimky's victory against the ninth-ranked Avtodor (5-11) 118-109 in the VTB United League last Wednesday. Rowland was the best player in that game. He scored 27 points (!!!), grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 8 assists. BC Khimky Moscow Region (13-3) is placed third in the VTB United League. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. It's Rowland's first season with the team. Rowland has relatively good stats this year: 11.5ppg, 3.3rpg, 4.2apg, 2FGP: 49.1%, 3FGP: 36.8% and FT: 80.8%. He is a naturalized American. Rowland played for the Bulgarian national team in 2011. Apparently he has never played in Bulgaria.

Cedric Simmons
Cedric Simmons
   #3. The Bulgarian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international power forward Cedric Simmons (206-86, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in VTB United League). Simmons could not help Kalev/Cramo (4-13) in their last game. Despite his good performance Kalev/Cramo lost 87-91 at home to the higher-ranked (#10) BC Nizhny Novgorod. Simmons had a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting 11 rebounds in 27 minutes. This year Simmons' overall stats are: 8.2ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.6apg, 2FGP: 52.6% and FT: 53.8% in nine games. He is a naturalized American. Simmons played for the Bulgarian national team five years ago. Interesting that he has never played in Bulgaria.

Sim Iliev
Sim Iliev
   #4. Forward Sim Iliev (204-89, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Austria) was not able to help Furstenfeld Panthers in their game against Kapfenberg Bulls (13-9) in the Austrian A Bundesliga. Despite his very good performance in Saturday night's game Iliev was the top scorer with 26 points. He also added 5 rebounds and dished 5 assists. This season Iliev has very high stats. He averages: 15.9ppg, 5.8rpg and 2.1apg. Iliev used to play for the Bulgarian national team back in 2014.

Atanas Penev
Atanas Penev
   #5. Former international small forward Atanas Penev (195-85, currently plays in Germany) contributed to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked Frintrop (5-16) 100-82 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) last Saturday. He scored 14 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 25 minutes. Hertener Loewen Basketball (9-12) is placed 11th in West group. This year Penev's total stats are: 8.8ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.1apg and 1.3spg in 21 games. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team sixteen years ago.

Georgi Boyanov
Georgi Boyanov
   #6. Forward Georgi Boyanov (201-93, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to S.Alabama's surprising victory against the Appalachian State University (5-8) 87-74 in the NCAA on Saturday night. Boyanov recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting the same number of rebounds. The University of South Alabama has 5-7 conference record this season. There are only four games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Boyanov is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in S.Alabama's roster. He has averaged so far 9.0ppg and 4.7rpg. Boyanov is a former U20 international player as he played for the Bulgarian team five years ago.

Lyuben Paskov
Lyuben Paskov
   #7. Former U20 international small forward Lyuben Paskov (196-90, currently plays in Germany) was not able to secure a victory for Dorsten (12-9) in their game against Ibbenbueren (11-10) in the German Regionalliga (fourth division), despite his very good performance in Saturday night's game. He was the top scorer with 29 points. Paskov also added 8 rebounds and dished 5 assists in 35 minutes. But the fifth-placed Dorsten (12-9) was edged 98-96 on the road by the lower-ranked (#9) Ibbenbueren in the West group. Paskov has very impressive stats this year: 15.9ppg, 5.7rpg, 3.7apg and 1.2spg in 21 games. He used to play for the Bulgarian U20 national team seven years ago.

Martin Durchev
Martin Durchev
   #8. Small forward Martin Durchev (203-87, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Araberri (12-12) in their game against Magia Huesca (6-18) in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). Durchev scored 5 points. Araberri was defeated 75-71 on their home court in Vitoria-Gasteiz by the one of league's weakest teams Magia_Huesca (#17). It was Araberri's fifth consecutive loss in a row. Durchev has averaged so far 5.0ppg and 1.2rpg. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team back in 2013.

Milen Zahariev
Milen Zahariev
   #9. Former U20 international guard Milen Zahariev (190-92, currently plays in Germany) couldn't help Hagen BG (16-5) in their game against SG Schwelmer Baskets (17-4) in the German Regionalliga (fourth division), despite his very good performance on Friday night. Zahariev was the second best scorer with 14 points. He also added 4 rebounds in 30 minutes. But Hagen BG (#2) lost 76-85 on their home court in Hagen to the leading SG Schwelmer Baskets in the West group. They ended the series of three consecutive victories. This year Zahariev has relatively solid stats: 11.9ppg, 7.0rpg, 2.0apg and 1.6spg in 20 games. He used to play for the Bulgarian U20 national team six years ago.

Ivo Slavchev
Ivo Slavchev
   #10. Forward Ivo Slavchev (198-90, currently plays in Germany) contributed to Rostock's victory against the fifth-ranked AstroStars (11-9) 87-75 in the German ProB (third division) last Saturday. He scored 9 points in 20 minutes. Rostock Seawolves (6-9) is placed eighth in North group. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Slavchev has been at the team for four years. Slavchev has averaged so far 4.8ppg and 4.2rpg in 19 games. He is a former U20 international player as seven years ago he still played for the Bulgarian national team.

   #11. Former U20 international guard Todor Zahariev (190-92, currently plays in Germany) is a teammate of previously mentioned Milen Zahariev and both played together in the last German Regionalliga game. Zahariev couldn't help Hagen BG in their game against SG Schwelmer Baskets. He scored only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 23 minutes. His team lost 76-85. Zahariev has averaged so far 8.9ppg, 3.2rpg and 2.3apg in 17 games. He used to play for the Bulgarian U20 national team five years ago.

   #12. Former U20 international guard Boyko Pangarov (183-88, currently plays in Germany) contributed to a 1-point BV Villingen-Schwenningen's victory against the 11th-ranked Mainz 86-85 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) on Saturday night. He scored 7 points in 16 minutes. Pangarov has averaged so far 4.9ppg and 1.2apg in 19 games. He used to play for the Bulgarian U20 national team back in 2007.

   #13. Former University international swingman Sergey Tsvetkov (196-88, also represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Germany) is a teammate of previously mentioned Boyko Pangarov and both played together in the last German Regionalliga game. Tsvetkov managed to help wiha Panthers Villingen-Schwenningen in a 1-point victoryagainst the 11th-ranked Mainz 86-85. He scored 5 points in 13 minutes. Tsvetkov has averaged so far 9.1ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.7apg and 1.5spg in 21 games. He used to play for the Bulgarian university national team eight years ago.

   #14. Former U20 international forward Rayko Dundalov (203-93, currently plays in NCAA2) contributed to a Lindenwood University's shocking victory against the University of Central Missouri 59-51 in the NCAA2 on Saturday night. Dundalov recorded only 4 points. This season Dundalov averages just 2.5ppg. He used to play for the Bulgarian U20 national team back in 2012.

   #15. Former U20 international guard Georgi Sirakov (187-92, another player represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Italy) couldn't help Bottegone in their game against Varese Robur in the Italian Serie B (third division), despite his very good performance in Saturday night's game. Sirakov was the top scorer with 15 points in 33 minutes. But his team lost 64-72. Sirakov has very impressive stats this year: 18.7ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.1apg in 15 games. He used to play for the Bulgarian U20 national team six years ago.

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

   #1. Boyan Tenev (204-F-88, college: Lincoln Memorial, currently plays in Germany) led Aschersleben to an easy victory against the tenth-ranked Hannover Korbjaeger (3-11) crushing them 122-92 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) in Saturday night's game. Tenev scored 13 points and had 5 steals. BG Aschersleben Tigers (10-4) is placed fourth in North group. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. Tenev has averaged so far 9.2ppg and 1.1rpg.

   #2. Juliy Arabadzhiyski (204-F-93, currently plays in Germany). Arabadzhiyski could not help Bielefeld (6-9) to beat Bonn II (11-10). He scored 7 points. Bielefeld (#8) was crushed 87-59 on the road by the lower-ranked Bonn II (#8) in the West group. Arabadzhiyski has averaged so far 8.9ppg and 6.5rpg.

   #3. Georgi Krastev (195-SF-94, currently plays in Germany) managed to help KIT SC Karlsruhe to win against the 11th-ranked Tuebingen II (7-13) 87-70 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) last Sunday. Krastev scored only 4 points. KIT SC Karlsruhe (13-7) is placed sixth in South-West group. Krastev has averaged so far 5.8ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg.

   #4. Milen Kostov (185-G-89, currently plays in Germany) contributed to a 2-point Ibbenbueren's victory against the fifth-ranked Dorsten (12-9) 98-96 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) in Saturday night's game. Kostov scored 6 points. TVI Basketball SWAP Ballers Ibbenbueren (11-10) is placed ninth in West group. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. Kostov has averaged so far 7.2ppg, 3.0rpg and 3.7apg.



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  CANADA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kadre GRAY
  Laurentian
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 23.2
 1. Gray, Laurentian23.2 
 2. Morgan, UBC23.1 
 3. Cooper, Calgary22.7 
 4. Scott, UPEI21.8 
 5. Jean-Louis, Cape B.20.7 
 6. Johnson, Toronto20.5 
 7. Bercy, St.Franc.20.5 
 8. Gilmore, McMaster19.5 
 9. Clayton, St.Mary''s19.5 
 10. Kokko, Laurier19.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dut DUT
  UPEI
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Dut, UPEI11.9 
 2. Bercy, St.Franc.11.2 
 3. Pereira, Waterloo11.2 
 4. Osayande, Saskatch.10.6 
 5. Ross, Mount Royal9.8 
 6. Elgadi, Brock9.6 
 7. Nissen, Acadia9.6 
 8. Dinkins, Lakehead9.5 
 9. Graham, Queen''s9.5 
 10. Layton, Mount R.9.2 
Assists Per Game
 Javon MASTERS
  UNB
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Masters, UNB6.1 
 2. Mata, Dalhousie5.9 
 3. Keane, Carleton5.2 
 4. Miller, Acadia4.9 
 5. Bonhomme, Manitoba4.8 
 6. Dulay, UFV4.7 
 7. Burdeaux, Lethb.4.5 
 8. Rocca, Windsor4.5 
 9. Farkic, Western4.3 
 10. Agyeman, UNBC4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Dejon BURDEAUX
  Lethb.
  (183-PG-)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Burdeaux, Lethb.3.6 
 2. Jenkins, Western3.0 
 3. Agada, Ottawa2.9 
 4. Kapinga, Calgary2.5 
 5. Mata, Dalhousie2.3 
 6. Bermillo, Bishop''s2.3 
 7. Small, Ryerson2.3 
 8. Ogundokun, McGill2.2 
 9. Dulay, UFV2.2 
 10. Masters, UNB2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane OSAYANDE
  Saskatch.
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Osayande, Saskatch.2.5 
 2. Graham, Queen''s2.3 
 3. Nissen, Acadia1.9 
 4. Oirbans, Winnipeg1.9 
 5. Paul, Brandon1.8 
 6. Layton, Mount R.1.7 
 7. Debache, UQAM1.6 
 8. Morgan, UBC1.5 
 9. James, MacEwan1.5 
 10. Yengue, Laurentian1.5 


Brown is back at Gigantes, ex Windsor Exp. - by Francisco Vega

Gigantes de Guayana (LPB) signed experienced 34-year old American small forward Quinnel Brown (198-95kg-83, college: Auburn). It is actually his comeback to Puerto Ordaz as he has played here before. Brown just played at Windsor Express in Canadian NBL. In 18 NBL Canada games he had 14.9ppg, 6.8rpg and 2.5apg this season. Brown also played earlier that season for Gigantes.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted USBasket.com All-PBL Player of the Year back in 2011.
Brown is quite experienced player. He has played in eight different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Brown has played previously professionally also in Finland, Germany (Cuxhaven BasCats), Sweden (Sundsvall Dragons), Switzerland, Uruguay (Larre Borges), PBL (Detroit P. and Quad City R.) and IBL (Gary S.).
He attended Auburn University until 2005 and it is his twelfth (!!!) season as a professional player.
Brown could be described: Can run the floor very well, and he's an excellent scorer from anywhere on the floor. Also, he plays a very aggressive defense. He is the type of player that can spark a ten-point run on opposite ends of the floor, making an immediate impact on the game.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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 11-23 
 5. Tinguiririca S.F. 11-23 
 6. CDU Catolica 7-27 
Conferencia Sur
 1. Osorno 22-10 
 2. AB Ancud 19-13 
 3. CD Valdivia 18-12 
 4. Las Animas 16-18 
 5. Puerto Montt 15-17 
 6. CD Castro 14-20 

Elimination Round: Round 3

Feb. 19: Las Animas - Puerto Montt 99-97
Feb. 19: Tinguiririca S.F. - Puente Alto 82-78

Quarter-Finals: Round 1

Feb. 25: CDU Concepcion - CDE Talca
Feb. 25: CD Valdivia - AB Ancud
Feb. 25: Los Leones - Tinguiririca S.F.
Feb. 25: Osorno - Las Animas


Stats Leaders - DIMAYOR

Points Per Game
 Durrell SUMMERS
  CD Valdi.
  (193-SF-89)
  Avg: 30
 1. Summers, CD Valdi.30.0 
 2. Dickson, CDU C.26.6 
 3. Taylor, Las Animas26.3 
 4. Abeiro, Tinguiri.26.1 
 5. Robinson, Osorno22.6 
 6. Cheek, Las Animas21.5 
 7. McCombs, CDE T.21.4 
 8. Larry, AB Ancud20.9 
 9. Munks, Puerto M.20.3 
 10. Phillips, Puerto M.19.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Yamene COLEMAN
  Osorno
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 13.7
 1. Coleman, Osorno13.7 
 2. McCombs, CDE T.13.4 
 3. Okoye, CD Valdivia12.4 
 4. Taylor, Las Animas11.6 
 5. Crawford, CDU C.11.6 
 6. Thomas, CD Castro11.2 
 7. Harrison, CDU C.10.9 
 8. Bowdry, Los Leones10.8 
 9. Abeiro, Tinguiri.10.8 
 10. Austin, Puente Alto10.2 
Assists Per Game
 Erik CARRASCO
  CD Valdi.
  (181-G-83)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Carrasco, CD Valdi.9.6 
 2. Morales, Las A.6.1 
 3. Bravo, CDE Talca5.9 
 4. Munoz, Osorno5.2 
 5. Thomas, CD Castro4.9 
 6. Saez, Tinguiri.4.5 
 7. Figueroa, AB Ancud4.3 
 8. Scott, CDU C.4.0 
 9. Marechal, Los L.3.9 
 10. Cruces, CD Castro3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Akeem SCOTT
  CDU C.
  (185-G-83)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Scott, CDU C.2.9 
 2. Pavez, Tinguiri.2.0 
 3. Carrasco, CD Valdi.2.0 
 4. Munks, Puerto M.1.7 
 5. Abeiro, Tinguiri.1.7 
 6. Cheek, Las Animas1.7 
 7. Soto, CDU Catolica1.6 
 8. Lopez, Puente Alto1.6 
 9. Dickson, CDU C.1.6 
 10. Thomas, CD Castro1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Damian SAUNDERS
  CDU C.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Saunders, CDU C.2.1 
 2. Louis, CD Valdivia1.5 
 3. McCombs, CDE T.1.4 
 4. Phillips, Puerto M.1.3 
 5. Phillip, CDU C.1.3 
 6. Lee, CD Castro1.2 
 7. Lopez, Puente Alto1.1 
 8. Harrison, CDU C.0.9 
 9. Centeno, AB Ancud0.9 
 10. Coleman, Osorno0.8 



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  CHINA  

Stats Leaders - CBA

Points Per Game
 Errick MCCOLLUM
  North C.
  (185-PG-88)
  Avg: 37.5
 1. McCollum, North C.37.5 
 2. Fredette, Shanghai.37.3 
 3. Brooks, Jiangsu D.36.2 
 4. Cunningham, Jiang.34.0 
 5. Brown, Jilin NE T.33.9 
 6. Franklin, Shanxi Zh.33.6 
 7. Hudson, Liaoning H.32.5 
 8. Adams, Xinjiang FT31.3 
 9. Jones, Qingdao E.30.5 
 10. Warren, Zhejiang.29.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Malcolm THOMAS
  Jilin N.
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 16.4
 1. Thomas, Jilin N.16.4 
 2. Haddadi, Sichu.16.0 
 3. Thompson, Shandong.14.3 
 4. Hickson, Fujian QB13.4 
 5. Sakakini, TianJ.13.3 
 6. Lampe, Shenzhen L.12.9 
 7. Batista, North C.12.8 
 8. Han, Liaoning H.12.1 
 9. Dalembert, Shanxi Z.12.1 
 10. Diogu, Jiangsu TX11.1 
Assists Per Game
 Jamaal FRANKLIN
  Shanxi Zh.
  (196-SG-91)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Franklin, Shanxi Zh.8.8 
 2. Fortson, Guangsha.8.3 
 3. Jeter, TianJin S.7.9 
 4. Pargo, Shenzhen L.6.9 
 5. Sloan, Guangdong ST6.4 
 6. Buycks, Fujian QB6.4 
 7. Jones, Qingdao E.6.2 
 8. Adams, Xinjiang FT5.9 
 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. Hudson, Liaoning H.2.4 
 7. Kamrani, Jilin N.2.4 
 8. McCollum, North C.2.3 
 9. Kennedy, Guangzhou2.3 
 10. Zhong, Jilin NE T.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. Smith, Sichuan BW2.0 
 4. Haddadi, Sichu.2.0 
 5. Kirk, Guangzhou1.9 
 6. Dalembert, Shanxi Z.1.9 
 7. Blatche, Xinjiang.1.7 
 8. Sun, Beijing D.1.6 
 9. Thomas, Jilin N.1.6 
 10. Benimon, Qingd.1.5 


CBA Round 38: Zhejiang Guangsha Lions edge Shanghai Sharks by three points - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in CBA just ended.

The most exciting game of round 38 in the CBA took place in Hangzhou. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of second-ranked Shanghai Sharks (30-8) to fourth ranked Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (30-8) 135-132 in the game for the second place. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions made 34-of-39 free shots (87.2 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Zhejiang Guangsha Lions made 8 blocks. 31 personal fouls committed by Shanghai Sharks helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American point guard Courtney Fortson (180-88, college: Arkansas, agency: Three Eye Sports) who had a double-double by scoring 48 points (!!!), 12 rebounds and 6 assists. The other American import power forward Elijah Holman (208-89, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Pensack Sports) chipped in 17 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). American point guard Jimmer Fredette (188-89, college: BYU) produced 73 points (!!!) (was perfect 13-for-13 from the free throw line !!!) for the guests. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Guangdong ST and Shanghai S.
Important game to mention about took place in Beijing. Seventh ranked Sichuan BW (23-15) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging 8th ranked Beijing Ducks (21-17) 114-113 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Beijing Ducks. American Mike Harris (198-83, college: Rice, agency: Stealth Sport) saved the victory by scoring 32 points and 8 rebounds. Hamed Haddadi contributed with 14 points, 16 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. The former international forward Xiaochuan Zhai (205-93) replied with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 19 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) for Beijing Ducks. Beijing Ducks' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Sichuan BW have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains seventh position with 23-15 record. Beijing Ducks at the other side dropped to the ninth place with 17 games lost.
Leader Xinjiang Flying Tige delivered the 32th victory on Sunday night. This time they crushed 11th ranked TianJin Steel (18-20) 123-83 in Urumqi. TongLin Sun had a double-double by scoring 13 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners. Jeremy Tyler responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Xinjiang Flying Tige (32-6) have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Loser TianJin Steel keeps the eleventh place with 20 games lost.
Twelfth-ranked Qingdao Eagles (16-22) made lots of trouble for ninth ranked Shandong Bulls (22-16) in Jinan. Shandong Bulls managed to secure only one-point victory 112-111. However their fans expected easier game. Yanyuhang Ding notched 31 points to lead the effort. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Shandong Bulls moved-up to eighth place. Qingdao Eagles at the other side keep the twelfth position with 22 games lost.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Yingkou. Local Liaoning Hunters (29-9) outscored 16th ranked Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank (10-28) 155-95 on Sunday night. The best player for the winners was Lester Hudson who had a double-double by scoring 48 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds. Liaoning Hunters maintains fifth position with 29-9 record. Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the sixteenth place with 28 games lost.

Rest of the games of round 38 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
North Control B. were defeated by Fujian QB in Jinjiang 124-118. Jiangsu TX was beaten by Jilin NE T. at home 89-106. Guangzhou was destroyed by Guangdong ST on the opponent's court 117-96. Shenzhen L. managed to outperform Jiangsu D. in a home game 97-93. Bottom-ranked Bayi R. recorded a loss to Shanxi Zh. on the road 99-92.

Shandong FB - Qingdao E. 112-111

Twelfth-ranked Qingdao Eagles (16-22) made lots of trouble for ninth ranked Shandong Bulls (22-16) in Jinan. Shandong Bulls managed to secure only one-point victory 112-111. However their fans expected easier game. Shandong Bulls made 24-of-31 charity shots (77.4 percent) during the game, while Qingdao Eagles only scored eight points from the stripe. 29 personal fouls committed by Qingdao Eagles helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. International forward Yanyuhang Ding (200-93) notched 31 points to lead the effort and American point guard Justin Dentmon (183-85, college: Washington) supported him with 27 points and 6 assists. Even a double-double of 38 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 11 assists by American guard Dominique Jones (193-88, college: S.Florida) did not help to save the game for Qingdao Eagles. Greek center Loukas Mavrokefalidis (207-84) added 17 points and 13 rebounds for the guests. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Shandong Bulls moved-up to eighth place. Qingdao Eagles at the other side keep the twelfth position with 22 games lost.
Top scorers:
Shandong FB: D.Yanyuhang 31+4reb+2ast, D.Justin 27+4reb+6ast, W.Ke 15+3reb+3ast, T.HanLin 14+3reb, T.Jason 12+15reb+2ast, G.Liu 4
Qingdao E.: J.Dominique 38+7reb+11ast, M.Loukas 17+13reb+1ast, Z.Chengyu 13+1reb+6ast, Y.GengLin 13+3reb, S.Jie 11+2reb, D.Haoran 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 514074


Guangsha L. - Shanghai S. 135-132

The most exciting game of round 38 in the CBA took place in Hangzhou. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of second-ranked Shanghai Sharks (30-8) to fourth ranked Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (30-8) 135-132 in the game for the second place. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions made 34-of-39 free shots (87.2 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Zhejiang Guangsha Lions made 8 blocks. 31 personal fouls committed by Shanghai Sharks helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American point guard Courtney Fortson (180-88, college: Arkansas, agency: Three Eye Sports) who had a double-double by scoring 48 points (!!!), 12 rebounds and 6 assists. The other American import power forward Elijah Holman (208-89, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Pensack Sports) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). American point guard Jimmer Fredette (188-89, college: BYU) produced 73 points (!!!) (was perfect 13-for-13 from the free throw line !!!) and French Guerschon Yabusele (201-95) added 20 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Guangdong ST and Shanghai S.
Top scorers:
Guangsha L.: F.Courtney 48+12reb+6ast, L.Chih-Chieh 22+6reb+1ast, H.Elijah 17+12reb+4ast, L.Jinglong 14+3reb, H.Jinqiu 9+5reb, S.Ruoyu 9+5reb+1ast
Shanghai S.: F.Jimmer 73+4reb+3ast, Y.Guerschon 20+7reb+1ast, Z.ZhaoXu 10+15reb, Z.Yi 10+4reb, L.XiaoYu 8+8reb+1ast, T.Wen-Ting 6+6reb+1ast
gschID: 514082


Fujian QB - North Control B. 124-118

There was no surprise in Jinjiang where 17th ranked North Control (9-29) was defeated by fifteenth ranked Fujian (12-26) 124-118 on Sunday. Fujian looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American point guard Dwight Buycks (191-89, college: Marquette) who scored 41 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 7 assists. International Zhelin Wang (215-94) chipped in a double-double by scoring 25 points, 16 rebounds and 5 assists. American point guard Errick McCollum (185-88, college: Goshen) produced 47 points (!!!) and Uruguayan-Spanish power forward Esteban Batista (208-83, agency: Duran International) added 24 points and 15 rebounds respectively for the guests. Five Fujian and four North Control players scored in double figures. North Control's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Fujian maintains fifteenth position with 12-26 record. North Control lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventeenth place with 29 games lost.
Top scorers:
Fujian QB: B.Dwight 41+6reb+7ast, W.Zhelin 25+16reb+5ast, C.Linjian 20+2reb+2ast, Y.Yichao 18+3reb+3ast, J.Li 12+7reb+1ast, H.Lung-Mao 4+2ast
North Control B.: M.Errick 47+2reb+3ast, B.Esteban 24+15reb+1ast, Y.Chin-Min 22+7reb+10ast, Y.Liang 14+4reb+1ast, W.Zhenyu 5+8reb, H.Xining 2+2reb
gschID: 514081


Liaoning H. - Zhejiang CB 155-95

The game with biggest result difference took place in Yingkou. Local Liaoning Hunters (29-9) outscored 16th ranked Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank (10-28) 155-95 on Sunday night. Liaoning Hunters dominated down low during the game scoring 84 of its points in the paint compared to Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank's 46 and made 26-of-34 free shots (76.5 percent) during the game. Liaoning Hunters forced 26 Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank turnovers. They shot the lights out from three sinking 15 long-distance shots on high 51.7 percentage. Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank was plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American Lester Hudson (190-84, college: Tenn-Martin) who had a double-double by scoring 48 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds. The former international Ailun Guo (192-93) chipped in 28 points and 5 assists. International guard Qian Wu (190-94) produced 27 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and the former international center Dayu Zhang (212-91) added 15 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Liaoning Hunters maintains fifth position with 29-9 record. Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the sixteenth place with 28 games lost.
Top scorers:
Liaoning H.: H.Lester 48+11reb+3ast, G.Ailun 28+2reb+5ast, R.Shavlik 22+9reb, Z.JiWei 21+4reb+4ast, H.Dejun 16+7reb+1ast, L.Zhixuan 8+1ast
Zhejiang CB: W.Qian 27+5reb+5ast, L.Fengbo 16+1reb+3ast, Z.Dayu 15+7reb+1ast, W.Yujia 10+4reb+5ast, L.Junhao 10+4reb+1ast, X.Yubo 7+2reb+2ast
gschID: 514080


Jiangsu TX - Jilin NE T. 89-106

No shocking result in a game when fourteenth ranked Jilin Tigers (14-24) defeated on the road 18th ranked Jiangsu TX (8-30) 106-89 on Sunday. Jilin Tigers made 23-of-27 free shots (85.2 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American swingman Jabari Brown (193-92, college: Missouri) who scored 50 points (!!!), 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Forward Biao Zhang (201-90) chipped in 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Jilin Tigers players scored in double figures. Jordanian forward Zaid Abbas (203-83) produced a double-double by scoring 43 points (!!!), 19 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international center ZhengDong Zhengdong (213-82) added 9 points and 12 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Jilin Tigers maintains fourteenth position with 14-24 record. Jiangsu TX lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the eighteenth place with 30 games lost.
Top scorers:
Jilin NE T.: B.Jabari 50+7reb+5ast, Z.Biao 20+7reb+4ast, C.Zhangyi 12+1reb+2ast, C.Lilong 11+11reb+2ast, T.Malcolm 6+14reb+4ast, Z.Cheng 3+5reb+1ast
Jiangsu TX: A.Zaid 43+19reb+4ast, S.JianYe 16+5reb+2ast, Z.ZhengDong 9+12reb+3ast, M.Zhuang 7+2reb+3ast, Y.Guo 6+3reb, W.Zhengxian 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 514079


Beijing D. - Sichuan BW 113-114

Important game to mention about took place in Beijing. Seventh ranked Sichuan BW (23-15) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging 8th ranked Beijing Ducks (21-17) 114-113 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Beijing Ducks. Beijing Ducks were plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. American Mike Harris (198-83, college: Rice, agency: Stealth Sport) saved the victory by scoring 32 points and 8 rebounds. Iranian center Hamed Haddadi (218-85) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 16 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. The former international forward Xiaochuan Zhai (205-93) replied with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 19 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) and American guard Stephon Marbury (188-77, college: Georgia Tech) added 28 points and 8 assists in the effort for Beijing Ducks. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Beijing Ducks' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Sichuan BW have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains seventh position with 23-15 record. Beijing Ducks at the other side dropped to the ninth place with 17 games lost.
Top scorers:
Sichuan BW: H.Mike 32+8reb+1ast, M.Da 20+1reb+3ast, T.Chen 16+3reb, H.Hamed 14+16reb+7ast, L.Wei 13+7reb+3ast, W.Nan 10+3reb
Beijing D.: M.Stephon 28+3reb+8ast, Z.Xiaochuan 19+19reb+3ast, J.Grant 17+8reb+1ast, Z.YanXi 13+3reb, F.Shuo 12+3reb+10ast, J.Zhe 8+5reb
gschID: 514078


Xinjiang FT - TianJin S. 123-83

Leader Xinjiang Flying Tige delivered the 32th victory on Sunday night. This time they crushed 11th ranked TianJin Steel (18-20) 123-83 in Urumqi. Xinjiang Flying Tige dominated down low during the game scoring 86 of its points in the paint compared to TianJin Steel's 44. Xinjiang Flying Tige forced 20 TianJin Steel turnovers and outrebounded them 52-32 including a 35-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. Xinjiang Flying Tige looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by TianJin Steel's players. The former international power forward TongLin Sun (208-92) had a double-double by scoring 13 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and international center Qi Zhou (217-96) chipped in 19 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. American forward Jeremy Tyler (208-91, college: Louisville) responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds and American-Ukrainian point guard Eugene Jeter (180-83, college: Portland) scored 24 points and 4 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). Five Xinjiang Flying Tige and four TianJin Steel players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Xinjiang Flying Tige (32-6) have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Loser TianJin Steel keeps the eleventh place with 20 games lost.
Top scorers:
Xinjiang FT: B.Andray 22+4reb+2ast, Z.Qi 19+8reb+2ast, Y.Changdong 16+3reb+3ast, K.Makan 14+1reb+2ast, L.Gen 14+6reb+1ast, S.TongLin 13+13reb+4ast
TianJin S.: J.Eugene 24+2reb+4ast, T.Jeremy 20+13reb, S.YI 15+2reb+1ast, S.DeShuai 12+3reb+3ast, L.Tian 8+7reb, M.XiangLong 2
gschID: 514077


Guangdong ST - Guangzhou 117-96

Very expected game in Dongguan where 19th ranked Guangzhou (8-30) was rolled over by third ranked Guandong Tigers (30-8) 117-96 on Sunday. Guandong Tigers dominated down low during the game scoring 76 of its points in the paint compared to Guangzhou's 52 and made 20-of-24 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American power forward Carlos Boozer (206-80, college: Duke) who scored 18 points and 6 rebounds. The former international power forward Dong Hanlin (208-91) chipped in 16 points and 8 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots). Guandong Tigers' coach Feng Du felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Iranian forward Mohammad-Samad Nikkhah-Bahrami (199-83) produced 34 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 6 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) and international center Ziming Fan (211-98) added 16 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Guandong Tigers have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Shanghai S. and Guangsha L. Loser Guangzhou dropped to the eighteenth position with 30 games lost.
Top scorers:
Guangdong ST: G.Shang 19+5reb+1ast, B.Carlos 18+6reb+2ast, Z.Peng 18+2ast, H.Dong 16+8reb+1ast, S.Donald 13+5reb+4ast, Z.Rui 11+4reb+3ast
Guangzhou: N.Bahrami Mohammad Samad 34+5reb+6ast, F.Ziming 16+9reb, Z.Zhun 15+5reb+2ast, L.Zihao 12, J.Mingxin 12+2reb+1ast, W.Yue 4+2reb
gschID: 514075


Shenzhen L. - Jiangsu D. 97-93

Rather predictable result in Shenzhen where sixth ranked Leopards (26-12) beat 10th ranked Jiangsu Dragons (20-18) 97-93 on Sunday. However just four-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Jiangsu Dragons were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was Polish-Swedish power forward Maciej Lampe (211-85) who had a double-double by scoring 21 points, 21 rebounds and 5 assists. American point guard Jeremy Pargo (188-86, college: Gonzaga) chipped in 25 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Five Leopards players scored in double figures. American swingman MarShon Brooks (196-89, college: Providence) produced a double-double by scoring 26 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists and the former international Li Yi (203-85) added 20 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Leopards have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain sixth position with 26-12 record. Jiangsu Dragons lost third consecutive game. They keep the tenth place with 18 games lost.
Top scorers:
Shenzhen L.: P.Jeremy 25+5reb+6ast, L.Maciej 21+21reb+5ast, M.Duo 14+1reb+4ast, D.Huaibo 12+2reb, G.QuAn 11+4reb+2ast, H.ZhongMian 6+3reb
Jiangsu D.: B.MarShon 26+11reb+5ast, Y.Li 20+5reb+2ast, C.Fei 12+2reb, C.Lin 9+10reb+1ast, L.Yuanyu 9+6reb, M.Will 6+5reb+2ast
gschID: 514076


Shanxi Zh. - Bayi R. 99-92

Not a big story in a game in Taiyuan where 20th ranked Bayi Rockets (7-31) were defeated by thirteenth ranked Shanxi Zhongyu (16-22) 99-92 on Sunday. Shanxi Zhongyu looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Bayi Rockets were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American Jamaal Franklin (196-91, college: San Diego St.) who had a triple-double by scoring 25 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists. Center PengFei Yan (207-93) chipped in 20 points and 7 rebounds. The former international guard Shuo Han (196-86) produced 15 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists and center Hao Fu (206-97) added 19 points and 5 assists respectively for the guests. Four Shanxi Zhongyu and five Bayi Rockets players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Shanxi Zhongyu moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Qingdao E. Loser Bayi Rockets stay dead last with 31 lost games.
Top scorers:
Shanxi Zh.: F.Jamaal 25+11reb+12ast, Y.PengFei 20+7reb, Z.LingXu 16+1reb+1ast, W.Lei 13+3reb+3ast, X.Zhiqiang 6+7reb+1ast, Y.Shuai 6+2reb+1ast
Bayi R.: F.Hao 19+4reb+5ast, H.Shuo 15+8reb+7ast, C.Yan 15+3reb, Z.Yuchen 14+9reb+1ast, H.Liu 12+2reb+1ast, M.Lei 5+1ast
gschID: 514073





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Gaiteros add Chiquito to their roster - by Francisco Vega

Gaiteros de Zulia (LPB) added to their roster 31-year old guard Douglas Chiquito (193-86) from Gigantes.
The most of last season Chiquito spent at Guaiqueries where in 25 LPB games he recorded 5.7ppg and 1.8rpg. Chiquito also played earlier that season for Gigantes. In 15 LPB games he averaged 7.3ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.1apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Chiquito won Venezuelan LNB championship title in 2012, 2014 and 2015. He was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LNB 2014 1st Team back in 2014.
Chiquito has played previously for four other teams: Guaros de Lara 2, Marinos, Bucaneros and Furreros between LPB and LNB.
On Chiquito: Developing player at the 1-2 positions who's starting to show a mature approach to the game when given the ball to guide his teammates and seems to be improving his long distance shots as accuracy and confidence are there with him.

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Standings - A2 League

A2 Standings
Center
 1. Vern 18-2 
 2. Rudes 13-7 
 3. Mladost ZG 12-8 
 4. Bosco 12-8 
 5. Zaprude 11-9 
 6. Agrodalm 11-9 
 7. Zapad 10-10 
 8. Samobor 10-11 
 9. Dubrava 9-11 
 10. Sesvete 9-11 
 11. Maksimir 5-16 
 12. Fortuna 1-19 
East
 1. Belisce 13-3 
 2. Borovo 12-3 
 3. Osjecki Sokol 11-4 
 4. Vukovar 8-8 
 5. Rekord Tim 8-8 
 6. Djakovo 8-8 
 7. Zupanja 7-8 
 8. Pozega 7-9 
 9. Vinkovci 2-13 
 10. VROS Darda 2-14 
North
 1. Podravac Virje 14-2 
 2. Graficar 14-3 
 3. Medjimurje C. 13-3 
 4. Ivanic 9-7 
 5. Radnik 8-8 
 6. Petar Zrinski 8-8 
 7. Mladost D. 7-10 
 8. Ivancica 4-11 
 9. Bjelovar 2-14 
 10. Koprivnica 1-14 
South
 1. Jazine 15-1 
 2. Ribola Kastela 14-1 
 3. Omis-Cagalj T. 11-5 
 4. Puntamika 10-6 
 5. Diplomus 10-6 
 6. Adriatic S. 6-10 
 7. Dubrovnik 5-11 
 8. Sukosan 4-11 
 9. Solin 3-13 
 10. Cetina 1-15 
West
 1. Sanac 19-2 
 2. Istrauni 15-5 
 3. Crikvenica 14-6 
 4. Pula 1981 13-7 
 5. Kastav 12-8 
 6. Ghia Staff 12-8 
 7. Labin 11-7 
 8. Stoja Pula 8-13 
 9. Jadranka 7-13 
 10. Zamet 4-16 
 11. Rovinj 2-17 
 12. Kraljevica 2-18 

Regular Season: Round 20

Center

Feb. 18: Sesvete - Maksimir 82-79
Feb. 18: Bosco - Agrodalm 76-79
Feb. 18: Fortuna - Dubrava 69-88
Feb. 18: Mladost ZG - Vern 66-95
Feb. 18: Zaprude - Zapad 64-67
Feb. 18: Samobor - Rudes 63-70

East

Feb. 18: Djakovo - VROS Darda 98-74
Feb. 18: Vukovar - Borovo 75-93
Feb. 18: Vinkovci - Pozega 75-89
Feb. 18: Zupanja - Belisce 66-116
Feb. 18: Rekord Tim - Osjecki Sokol 110-113

North

Feb. 18: Petar Zrinski - Mladost D. 87-80
Feb. 18: Ivancica - Bjelovar 76-69
Feb. 18: Koprivnica - Podravac Virje 72-109
Feb. 18: Graficar - Ivanic 65-80
Feb. 18: Radnik - Medjimurje C. 45-72

South

Feb. 18: Diplomus - Ribola Kastela 81-87
Feb. 18: Adriatic S. - Puntamika 78-63
Feb. 18: Cetina - Solin 73-68
Feb. 18: Sukosan - Omis-Cagalj T. 57-73
Feb. 18: Jazine - Dubrovnik 113-78

West

Feb. 18: Stoja Pula - Zamet 90-75
Feb. 18: Pula 1981 - Rovinj 87-49
Feb. 18: Pula 1981 - Crikvenica 86-77
Feb. 18: Labin - Istrauni 80-89
Feb. 18: Kastav - Jadranka 77-63
Feb. 18: Ghia Staff - Sanac 75-101
Feb. 18: Kraljevica - Crikvenica 69-89
Feb. 18: Rudar - Jadranka 113-84
Feb. 18: Sanac - Stoja Pula 101-77

Regular Season: Round 21

Center

Feb. 25: Agrodalm - Sesvete
Feb. 25: Zapad - Samobor
Feb. 25: Zaprude - Mladost ZG
Feb. 25: Rudes - Bosco
Feb. 25: Maksimir - Fortuna
Feb. 25: Dubrava - Vern

East

Feb. 25: VROS Darda - Vinkovci
Feb. 25: Borovo - Djakovo
Feb. 25: Belisce - Osjecki Sokol
Feb. 25: Pozega - Zupanja
Feb. 25: Vukovar - Rekord Tim

North

Feb. 25: Graficar - Radnik
Feb. 25: Ivanic - Ivancica
Feb. 25: Bjelovar - Petar Zrinski
Feb. 25: Mladost D. - Koprivnica
Feb. 25: Podravac Virje - Medjimurje C.

South

Feb. 25: Cetina - Diplomus
Feb. 25: Solin - Sukosan
Feb. 25: Omis-Cagalj T. - Jazine
Feb. 25: Dubrovnik - Adriatic S.
Feb. 25: Puntamika - Ribola Kastela

West

Feb. 25: Stoja Pula - Kraljevica
Feb. 25: Zamet - Ghia Staff
Feb. 25: Sanac - Labin
Feb. 25: Istrauni - Pula 1981
Feb. 25: Rovinj - Kastav
Feb. 25: Jadranka - Crikvenica


Sanac clinch A2 Western Division, Karlo Molnar scores 49 - by Zeljko Zule

Sanac Karlovac have become the second team in the Croatian A2 League to clinch a divsion title, the second division title in club history. Sanac's first A2 League division title in club history came in 1999.
Jazine Arbanasi and Ribola Kastela both get a Playoff spot in Southern Division.
Karlo Molnar (190-G-96) of Rudar Labin scored 49 points in the postponed game of Western Division Round 18.
Cetina became the last A2 League team to win a game this season, defeating Solin 73-68 in Southern Division Round 16.

Central Division - Round 20: Mladost-Vern 66-95 (Morovic 21, Buljevic 16 - Gavranovic 16, Bakovic 15), Bosco-Agrodalm 76-79 (Baricevic 21, Kuga 16 - Ribaric 22, Miletic 17), Fortuna-Dubrava 68-99 (Vagner 17, Markusi 11 - Peric 19, Cubric 18), Sesvete-Maksimir 82-79 (Papak 39, Babic 11 - Mandic 24, Stojanovic 22), Samobor-Rudes 63-70 (Silobod 26, Miletic 11 - Uljarevic 21, Toric 14), Zaprudje-Zapad 64-67 (Herendic 14, Gasparac 12 - Car 16, Markocic 10, Mohac 10).
Standings: Vern 18-2, Rudes 13-7, Bosco 12-8, Mladost 12-8, Agrodalm 11-9, Zaprudje 11-9, Zapad 10-10, Dubrava 9-11, Samobor 9-11, Sesvete 9-11, Maksimir 5-15, Fortuna 1-19.

Eastern Division - Round 16:
Zupanja-Belisce 66-116 (Stjepanovic 17, Mitrovic 16 - Soldo 30, Preglej 28), Vukovar-Borovo 75-93 (Bjelanovic 21, Berisic 16 - Bekavac 27, Brocic 18), Rekord Tim-Osjecki sokol 110-113 (Zivkovic 31, Celebija 31 - Kovac 35, Boras 25), Vinkovci-Pozega 75-89 (Jukic 17, Pezer 16 - Abramovic 24, Herceg 22), Djakovo-Vrijednosnice Osijek II 98-74 (Hajdukovic 21, Rados 17 - Ilic 22, Bacic 16).
Standings: Belisce 13-3, Borovo 12-3, Osjecki sokol 11-4, Rekord Tim 8-8, Vukovar 8-8, Djakovo 8-8, Zupanja 7-8, Pozega 7-9, Vrijednosnice Osijek II 2-13, Vinkovci 2-14.

Western Division - Round 20:
Stoja-Zamet 90-75 (Bulesic 19, Ban 15 - Vukic 25,Gustovarac 17), Rovinj-Pula 1981 (Honovic 14, Jelaca 12 - Djugum 27, P.Graso 17, Bozic 17), Rudar-Istrauni 80-89 (Breulj 20, Troskot 20 - Sertic 27, Sljuka 25), Kastav-Jadranka 77-63 (Ferencic 16, Benokovic 14 - Kovacevic 20, Kremenovic 19), Kraljevica-Crikvenica 69-89 (Protega 21, Karabic 11 - Bilalovic 26, Maruna 17), Ghia Staff-Sanac 75-101 (Belina 23, Krstinic 17 - Josipovic 21,Panjevic 21).
Postponed games of Round 18: Pula 1981-Crikvenica 86-77 (Bozic 21, Djugum 18 - Bilalovic 23, Maruna 18, Samanic 18), Rudar-Jadranka 113-84 (Molnar 49, Lonzar 16 - Tariba 21, Kremenovic 16).
Postponed game of Round 19: Sanac-Stoja 101-77 (Kraljic 20, Josipovic 16, Novosel 16 - Ban 25, Dasko 15, Tumpic 15).
Standings: Sanac 18-2, Istrauni 15-5, Crikvenica 14-6, Pula 1981 13-7, Rudar 13-7, Kastav 12-8, Ghia Staff 12-8, Stoja 8-12, Jadranka 7-13, Zamet 4-16, Kraljevica 2-18, Rovinj 2-18.

Northern Division - Round 16:
Radnik-Medjimurje 45-72 (Jukic 23, Maksic 13 - Bisevac 19, Mar.Novak 15), Koprivnica-Podravac 72-109 (Zlatar 16, Vedris 16 - S.Zadravec 24, Siprak23), Petar Zrinski-Mladost 87-80 (Matoic 19, Cusek 19 - Beljan 24, Jancijev 22), Ivancica-Bjelovar 76-69 (Smontara 13, Rozman 13 - Vrinjanin 30, Malenica 15), Graficar-Ivanic 65-80 (Stefan 12, Hatlak 12 - Bozicevic 25, Havlicek 18).
Standings: Podravac 14-2, Graficar 13-3, Medjimurje 13-3, Ivanic 9-7, Petar Zrinski 8-8, Radnik 8-8, Mladost 7-9, Ivancica 4-11, Bjelovar 2-14, Koprivnica 1-14.

Southern Division - Round 16: Diplomus-Ribola Kastela 81-87 (Vrgoc 26, Omrcen 13 - Rezic 20, Glavinic 18), Adriatic-Sonik Puntamika 78-63 (Batistic 24, Rados 17 - Knezevic 10, Marcev 10), Jazine Arbanasi-Dubrovnik 113-78 (Mrva 25, Bucaj 22 - Katic 18, Raguz 13), Sukosan-Omis Cagalj Tour 57-73 (Hrabrov 16, Cirjak 14 - Mimica 36, Zonjic 14), Cetina-Solin 73-68 (Mulic 21, Zaper 13 - Popovic 20, Vukovic 18).
Standings: Jazine Arbanasi 15-1, Ribola Kastela 14-1, Omis Cagalj Tours 11-5, Diplomus 10-6, Sonik Puntamika 10-6, Adriatic 6-10, Dubrovnik 5-11, Sukosan 4-11, Solin 3-13 Cetina 1-15.




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Standings - LSB

LSB Standings
 1. Villa Clara 8-0 
 2. Pinar del Rio 6-1 
 3. Capitalinos 5-3 
 4. Camaguey 4-4 
 5. Matanzas 4-4 
 6. Santiago 3-5 
 7. Ciego de Avila 1-7 
 8. Guantanamo 0-7 

Regular Season: Round 8

Feb. 19: Capitalinos - Camaguey 71-61
Feb. 19: Ciego de Avila - Matanzas 62-79
Feb. 19: Villa Clara - Santiago 102-88
Feb. 19: Guantanamo - Pinar del Rio


LSB Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Esteban MARTINEZ
  Santiago
  (192-F-87)
  Avg: 31.3
 1. Martinez, Santiago31.3 
 2. Boffil, Villa Clara28.5 
 3. Oliva, Pinar del Rio23.0 
 4. Guzman, Capitalinos22.6 
 5. Abreu, Villa Clara18.5 
 6. Monterrey, Pinar d.18.4 
 7. Torrientes, Matan.17.1 
 8. Sanchez, Matanzas14.5 
 9. Molina, Matanzas14.1 
 10. Lopez, Camaguey13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Yoel CUBILLAS
  Villa Clara
  (204-C-94)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Cubillas, Villa Clara7.4 
 2. Ochoa, Santiago7.1 
 3. Siria, Santiago6.5 
 4. Reyes, Ciego de Avila6.1 
 5. Font, Capitalinos6.0 
 6. Perez, Villa Clara5.1 
 7. Tito, Guantanamo4.9 
 8. Martinez, Santiago4.8 
 9. Pons, Guantanamo4.6 
 10. Borlot, Capitalinos4.6 
Assists Per Game
 Yosiel MONTERREY
  Pinar d.
  (185-PG-88)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Monterrey, Pinar d.3.7 
 2. Heredia, Santiago3.0 
 3. Oliva, Pinar del Rio2.9 
 4. Abreu, Villa Clara2.5 
 5. Giron, Santiago2.1 
 6. Deschapelles, Matan.2.1 
 7. Troyano, Villa Clara1.9 
 8. Martinez, Ciego d.1.9 
 9. Boffil, Villa Clara1.9 
 10. Molina, Matanzas1.8 
Steals Per Game
 Yosiel MONTERREY
  Pinar d.
  (185-PG-88)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Monterrey, Pinar d.6.4 
 2. Deschapelles, Matan.5.6 
 3. Cubillas, Villa Clara5.6 
 4. Oliva, Pinar del Rio5.3 
 5. Perez, Villa Clara4.9 
 6. Giron, Santiago4.5 
 7. Boffil, Villa Clara4.4 
 8. Abreu, Villa Clara4.3 
 9. Ibanez, Camaguey4.1 
 10. Baldo, Camaguey4.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Yoel CUBILLAS
  Villa Clara
  (204-C-94)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Cubillas, Villa Clara2.3 
 2. Ochoa, Santiago2.1 
 3. Font, Capitalinos1.9 
 4. Garcia, Matanzas1.5 
 5. Castellanos, Ciego d.1.3 
 6. Perez, Villa Clara1.3 
 7. Quintana, Pinar d.1.1 
 8. Romero, Villa Clara1.0 
 9. Soria, Guantanamo0.6 
 10. Cala, Camaguey0.6 



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  CZECH REPUBLIC  

Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
Places 1-6
 1. CEZ Nymburk 23-1 
 2. BK Pardubice 19-4 
 3. BK Decin 16-9 
 4. USK Praha 13-11 
 5. BK Opava 13-11 
 6. BK Kolin 11-14 
Places 7-12
 1. Usti n/Labem 10-14 
 2. Svitavy 9-15 
 3. Prostejov 8-16 
 4. NH Ostrava 8-16 
 5. J.Hradec 7-17 
 6. MMCITE Brno 7-17 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 3

Places 1-6

Feb. 20: USK Praha - BK Kolin 72-55
Feb. 25: CEZ Nymburk - BK Opava
Feb. 25: BK Pardubice - BK Decin

Places 7-12

Feb. 25: MMCITE Brno - J.Hradec
Feb. 26: Usti n/Labem - NH Ostrava
Feb. 25: Svitavy - Prostejov


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Lukas PALYZA
  Prostejov
  (202-F-89)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Palyza, Prostejov19.2 
 2. Bohacik, USK Praha18.4 
 3. Burnett, BK Pardu.17.9 
 4. Lipkins, J.Hradec16.5 
 5. Brooks, J.Hradec16.3 
 6. Bakic, BK Kolin15.4 
 7. Ware, MMCITE B.15.3 
 8. Jacobs, Prostejov15.3 
 9. Pecka, Usti n.15.0 
 10. Allen, CEZ Nymburk14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Deshawn PAINTER
  MMCITE B.
  (205-C-90)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Painter, MMCITE B.11.2 
 2. Kerr, BK Kolin9.8 
 3. Pecka, Usti n.9.1 
 4. Norwa, Prostejov7.3 
 5. Mickelson, Svitavy7.2 
 6. Smith, NH Ostrava6.8 
 7. Simpson, MMCITE B.6.7 
 8. Bohacik, USK Praha6.5 
 9. Skinner, BK Kolin6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Roman MARKO
  Prostejov
  (194-SG-86)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Marko, Prostejov7.6 
 2. Bannister, Svitavy6.5 
 3. Sirina, BK Opava6.0 
 4. Lawrence, CEZ N.5.0 
 5. Kouril, BK Opava5.0 
 6. Glover, Usti n.4.8 
 7. Sotnar, Usti n.4.6 
 8. Simmons, Prostejov4.4 
 9. Ware, MMCITE B.4.4 
 10. Canada, NH Ostrava4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin WARE
  MMCITE B.
  (188-G-93)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Ware, MMCITE B.2.5 
 2. Sirina, BK Opava2.3 
 3. Glover, Usti n.2.1 
 4. Sant-Roos, CEZ N.2.1 
 5. Lipkins, J.Hradec1.9 
 6. Marko, Prostejov1.8 
 7. Burnett, BK Pardu.1.8 
 8. Pulpan, BK Pardu.1.7 
 9. Bannister, Svitavy1.6 
 10. Skinner, BK Kolin1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Ryan CANTY
  J.Hradec
  (206-C-)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Canty, J.Hradec1.5 
 2. Dyck, Prostejov1.5 
 3. Mickelson, Svitavy1.5 
 4. Simpson, MMCITE B.1.5 
 5. Ibekwe, CEZ N.1.4 
 6. Madsen, USK Praha1.4 
 7. Simpson, CEZ N.1.1 
 8. Ware, MMCITE B.1.0 
 9. Jelinek, Svitavy0.9 
 10. Jacobs, Prostejov0.8 



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  DENMARK  

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 6-7 
 7. Virum 5-7 
 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
Feb. 19: Virum - BMI Bloodhounds 75-58
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. 26: Birkerod - SBBC 2015
Feb. 27: EBAA - Vaerlose



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  EUROLEAGUE  


Adidas Next Generation tournament in Belgrade, February 24 - February 26 - by Zoran Popovic

Adidas Next Generation tournament will be played in Belgrade from February 24th until February 26th. Host of the tournament is KK Crvena Zvezda and all games will be played in Zeleznik. In group A are: KK Crvena Zvezda, KK Partizan, Ludwigsburg, Stellazurra and in group B Mega Bemax, Maccabi, Spars Sarajevo, Get better Academy Prague.

KK Crvena Zvezda roster: Arijan Lakic, Aleksa Uskokovic, Lazar Zivanovic, Sergej Malesevic, Dusan Bubanja, Stefan Momirov, Vuk Djordjevic, Ranko Simovic, Filip Karanovic, Zoran Paunovic, Milos Stajcic and Aleksa Ilic. Head coach Slobodan Klipa

KK Partizan roster: Davitkov Aleksanar, Stefan Adzic, Stevan Karapandzic, Ljubo Popovic, Mateja Jovanovic, Aleksa Popovic, Tadija Tadic, Bogdan Trifunovic, Boris Latinovic, Nemanja Bisevac, Dusan Tanaskovic, Bogdan Rutesic, Zarko Ecim, Filip Segota, Strahinja Grujanic and Aleksa Negovanovic. Head coach Aleksandar Bucan.

KK Mega Bemax: Nikola Miskovic, Igor Drobnjak, Altin Islamovic, Mihajlo Jovicic, Jovan Virjevic, Aleksa Matic, Aleksandar Langovic, Uros Trifunovic, Novak Miskovic, Petar Raickovic, Luka Cerovina, Bogdan Nedeljkovic, Danilo Matovic, Uros Draganic, Amar Mehic, Goga Bitadze

Games schedule, February 24th

Group A
10.00 - KK Crvena Zvezda Vs Ludwigsburg
12.00 - KK Partizan Vs Stellazzura
18.00 - Ludwigsburg Vs Stellazzura
20.00 - KK Crvena Zveza Vs KK Partizan

Group B
14.00 - KK Mega Bemax Vs Maccabi
16.00 - Spars Sarajevo Vs GBA Prague




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  FINLAND  

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 18-4 
 2. PuHu Juniorit 17-4 
 3. Ura Basket 16-5 
 4. Korikouvot 14-7 
 5. Espoo Basket 14-8 
 6. HyPo 12-9 
 7. Raholan Pyrkiva 12-9 
 8. HNMKY U23 8-14 
 9. PeU-Basket 7-14 
 10. Karkkila 6-15 
 11. Munkkiniemen 5-16 
 12. Namika Lr 5-16 
 13. JyWe 4-17 

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. 19: Raholan Pyrkiva - Namika Lr 92-97
Feb. 19: Espoo Basket - PeU-Basket 89-72
Feb. 14: Munkkiniemen - HyPo 85-90
Feb. 19: Karkkila - PuHu Juniorit 69-98
Feb. 19: HNMKY U23 - Korikouvot 67-69
Feb. 19: Ura Basket - HyPo 105-72
Feb. 19: TuNMKY - JyWe 103-72

Regular Season: Round 20

Division A

Feb. 24: Jarvenpaa - Jyvaskyla BA
Feb. 24: FoKoPo - Pyrinto II
Feb. 26: Jyvaskyla BA - Lahti
Feb. 26: Porvoon Tarmo - ToPo
Feb. 26: Oulun NMKY - FoKoPo

Division B

Feb. 26: HNMKY U23 - PeU-Basket
Feb. 26: HyPo - Munkkiniemen
Feb. 26: Namika Lr - Ura Basket
Feb. 26: Korikouvot - Karkkila
Feb. 26: PuHu Juniorit - JyWe
Feb. 26: TuNMKY - Raholan Pyrkiva


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 De''Andre UPCHURCH
  HyPo
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 35.7
 1. Upchurch, HyPo35.7 
 2. Bratton, Namika Lr29.4 
 3. Moultrie, PuHu J.28.3 
 4. Rasi, Raholan Pyrkiva24.7 
 5. Heinonen, Munkkini.24.4 
 6. Maxhuni, HBA-M.24.3 
 7. Cartharn, Espoo B.23.5 
 8. Vinson, Pyrinto II23.5 
 9. Daniels, PeU-Basket23.1 
 10. Jones, Oulun N.22.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  PuHu J.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 16.7
 1. Moultrie, PuHu J.16.7 
 2. Daniels, PeU-Basket13.7 
 3. Jallow, Jarvenpaa13.3 
 4. Harvey, Oulun N.12.7 
 5. Harris, Ura Basket12.1 
 6. Towa, Jarvenpaa11.5 
 7. Flemings, FoKoPo11.4 
 8. Stahl, Oulun N.11.2 
 9. Bratton, Namika Lr10.9 
 10. Knihtinen, Korikouvot10.9 
Assists Per Game
 Janne KINNUNEN
  Karkkila
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Kinnunen, Karkkila6.9 
 2. Salonen, Porvoon .5.4 
 3. Kantonen, Korik.5.3 
 4. Upchurch, HyPo5.2 
 5. Innamaa, TuNM.4.9 
 6. Ivey, Espoo United4.9 
 7. Ikavalko, Lahti4.4 
 8. Nikkarinen, HBA-M.4.2 
 9. Latvala, Ura Basket4.1 
 10. Kaaresvirta, Ura B.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Reginald BRATTON
  Namika Lr
  (193-G/F-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Bratton, Namika Lr2.8 
 2. Upchurch, HyPo2.8 
 3. Cartharn, Espoo B.2.7 
 4. Gouch, Espoo Basket2.6 
 5. Juvonen, Jyvaskyl.2.3 
 6. Moore, ToPo2.3 
 7. Moultrie, PuHu J.2.3 
 8. Ceesay, Espoo B.2.2 
 9. Nikkarinen, HBA-M.2.2 
 10. Heinonen, Munkkini.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  PuHu J.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Moultrie, PuHu J.2.0 
 2. Young, Pyrinto II2.0 
 3. Reed, FoKoPo1.6 
 4. Fields, Lahti1.4 
 5. Rainamaa, PuHu J.1.4 
 6. Ekimov, JyWe1.4 
 7. Sandberg, TuNM.1.4 
 8. Harvey, Oulun N.1.3 
 9. Polla, HBA-Marsky1.3 
 10. Harris, Ura Basket1.1 


1st Division Round 19: Korikouvot defeat HNMKY U23 in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

The teams have now bigger motivation at this stage of Regular Season. Every game can be crucial and decide about teams' position at the end of Regular Season.

Eighth-ranked HNMKY U23 (8-14) gave a tough game to fifth ranked Korikouvot (14-7) in Helsinki on Sunday. The visitors from Kouvola managed to secure only two-point victory 69-67. However their fans expected easier game. The guests trailed by 12 points after three quarters before their 20-6 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Korikouvot dominated on the defensive end, holding HNMKY U23 to just 6 points in fourth quarter. They also forced 20 HNMKY U23 turnovers. Strangely HNMKY U23 outrebounded Korikouvot 44-27 including 32 on the defensive glass. It was a great evening for guard Henri Kantonen (197-97) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Swingman Teemu Knihtinen (195-98) helped adding 13 points and 8 rebounds. At the losing side guard Jyri Eboreime (185-98) responded with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Korikouvot moved-up to fourth place in Division. HNMKY U23 at the other side keeps the eighth position with 14 games lost. Korikouvot are looking forward to face Karkkila (#10) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. HNMKY U23 will play against PeU-Basket and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
1st Division top team - TuNMKY (18-4) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed twelfth ranked JyWe (4-17) in Turun 103-72. It was a quality performance for center Mikael Sandberg (210-91) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists. Mikael Laihonen accounted for 16 points and 12 rebounds. Russian power forward Alexei Ekimov (210-81) came up with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds for JyWe 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. TuNMKY maintains first place in Division with 18-4 record. Newly promoted JyWe dropped to the thirteenth position with 17 games lost. TuNMKY will play against Raholan Pyrkiva (#7) in Tampere in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. JyWe will play on the road against the league's second-placed PuHu Juniorit (#2) in Vantaa and hopes to get back on the winning track.
An interesting game took place in Tampere where higher ranked Raholan Pyrkiva (12-9) was upset on its own court by twelfth ranked Namika Lr (5-16) 97-92 on Sunday. Reginald Bratton fired a double-double by scoring 24 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Namika Lr's coach Pasi Riihela used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Tommi Rasi produced 31 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. Namika Lr maintains twelfth place in Division with 5-16 record. Loser Raholan Pyrkiva keeps the seventh position with nine games lost. Namika Lr will meet at home higher ranked Ura Basket (#3) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Raholan Pyrkiva will play against the league's leader TuNMKY (#1) having rather not much hope for a victory.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 19:
In Division Porvoon Tarmo was destroyed by Espoo United on the opponent's court 111-71. ToPo outscored Jarvenpaa in a home game 82-59. FoKoPo recorded a loss to Jyvaskyla BA on the road 99-89. Pyrinto II was crushed by HBA-Marsky on its own court 75-101. PeU-Basket was beaten by Espoo Basket in a road game 89-72. Karkkila was destroyed by PuHu Juniorit at home 69-98. HyPo was outscored by Ura Basket on the opponent's court 105-72. Munkkiniemen recorded a loss to HyPo in a home game 85-90.

Division A
Espoo United - Porvoon Tarmo 111-71

Very expected game when 6th ranked Porvoon Tarmo (10-12) was crushed on the road by second ranked Espoo United (16-6) 111-71 on Saturday. The game without a history. Espoo United led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Porvoon Tarmo's 24. They outrebounded Porvoon Tarmo 48-34 including a 40-26 advantage in defensive rebounds. Espoo United looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Porvoon Tarmo's players. Forward Lasse Gummerus (200-97) fired a double-double by scoring 26 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. American guard Omar Calhoun (198-93, college: Connecticut) chipped in 25 points and 5 rebounds. Four Espoo United players scored in double figures. Espoo United's coach Ville Neva felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Levi Giese (206-90, college: Lafayette) produced a double-double by scoring 29 points and 12 rebounds and the other American import guard Cameron Clark (190-93, college: Southwestern, KS) added 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for lost side. Newly promoted Espoo United maintains second place in Division with 16-6 record having just two points less than leader TuNMKY. Loser Porvoon Tarmo keeps the sixth position with 12 games lost. Espoo United will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Porvoon Tarmo will play against ToPo (#3) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Porvoon Tarmo: L.Giese 29+12reb+3ast, C.Clark 18+6reb+5ast, B.Cardarelli 15+9reb+1ast, K.Straih 3+2reb+1ast, R.Halikko 3, D.Lindqvist 2+3reb
Espoo United: L.Gummerus 26+15reb, O.Calhoun 25+5reb+1ast, L.Toivonen 13+4reb+1ast, J.Ivey 10+1reb+5ast, I.Sirola 8+4reb+3ast, V.Makalainen 6+7reb+7ast
gschID: 487709


ToPo - Jarvenpaa 82-59

Very predictable result in Helsinki where third ranked ToPo (14-8) smashed 9th ranked Jarvenpaa (7-15) 82-59 on Friday. The game without a history. ToPo led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to Jarvenpaa's 24. American swingman Nigel Moore (195-81, college: Alabama A&M) fired 15 points and 5 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. Swingman Juuso Kauppinen (188-94) chipped in 13 points. Four ToPo players scored in double figures. ToPo's coach Pekka Konttinen felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward HL Coleman (202-74, college: Wyoming) produced 15 points and 7 rebounds and Cameroonian forward Arsene Towa (191-81) added 8 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. Newly promoted ToPo maintains third place in Division with 14-8 record having four points less than leader TuNMKY. Loser Jarvenpaa keeps the ninth position with 15 games lost. ToPo will meet Porvoon Tarmo (#6) on the road in the next round. Jarvenpaa will play against Jyvaskyla BA and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Jarvenpaa: H.Coleman 15+7reb+3ast, J.Jousisto 12+5reb+1ast, L.Tarjanne 11+3reb+4ast, A.Towa 8+10reb+1ast, L.Grepi 5+3reb+1ast, J.Pehkonen 5+5reb+1ast
ToPo: N.Moore 15+5reb+2ast, J.Kauppinen 13+4reb+3ast, E.Djeen 12+5reb+2ast, C.Latimer 11+6reb+3ast, M.Kuusisto 9+5reb+3ast, O.Taylor 7
gschID: 487708


Jyvaskyla BA - FoKoPo 99-89

Not a big story in a game when 7th ranked Forssan Koripojat (8-14) was defeated on the road by fourth ranked Jyvaskyla BA (12-9) 99-89 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 26-22 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Jyvaskyla BA forced 22 Forssan Koripojat turnovers and outrebounded Forssan Koripojat 43-31 including a 22-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. Jyvaskyla BA looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Point guard Robert Juvonen (185-91) fired 28 points, 5 assists and 6 steals for the winners. Power forward Jeretapio Luoma (202-93) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. American swingman Roderick Flemings (203-87, college: Hawaii) produced a double-double by scoring 27 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) and swingman Teemu Sulonen (188-94) added 25 points respectively for lost side. Five Jyvaskyla BA and four Forssan Koripojat players scored in double figures. Newly promoted Jyvaskyla BA maintains fourth place in Division with 12-9 record. Loser Forssan Koripojat keeps the seventh position with 14 games lost. Jyvaskyla BA will meet at home league's leader Lahti in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Forssan Koripojat will play against Oulun NMKY (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
FoKoPo: R.Flemings 27+13reb+5ast, T.Sulonen 25+3reb+3ast, B.Reed 17+6reb, J.Henttonen 11+2reb+1ast, S.Bowden 4+3reb+1ast, J.Kotavuo 3+1reb+5ast
Jyvaskyla BA: R.Juvonen 28+4reb+5ast, S.Oja 16+4reb+4ast, V.Leppanen 15+6reb+5ast, J.Luoma 14+11reb+4ast, C.Chukwuma 10+3reb+1ast, V.Lehtonen 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 487707


Pyrinto II - HBA-Marsky 75-101

The game between closely ranked teams ended with ninth ranked HBA-Marsky's (7-14) road victory over 10th ranked Pyrinto II (5-16) 101-75 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by HBA-Marsky. Pyrinto II managed to win third quarter 26-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. HBA-Marsky dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Pyrinto II's 28 and made 23-of-25 free shots (92.0 percent) during the game. HBA-Marsky forced 19 Pyrinto II turnovers. Point guard Edon Maxhuni (186-98) fired 28 points for the winners. Center Hannes Polla (212-98) chipped in 19 points and 6 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). HBA-Marsky's coach Antti Koskelainen felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Jerrah Young (203-85, college: Toledo) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds and guard Justus Kilpinen (193-93) added 19 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. HBA-Marsky moved-up to eighth place in Division. Loser Pyrinto II keeps the tenth position with 16 games lost. HBA-Marsky will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Pyrinto II will play against Forssan Koripojat (#7) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Pyrinto II: J.Kilpinen 19+9reb+4ast, J.Young 18+13reb+2ast, J.Pentti 10+3reb+2ast, T.Sukanen 8+3reb, K.Rasinaho 7+1reb+2ast, L.Kilpinen 7+5reb+3ast
HBA-Marsky: E.Maxhuni 28+2reb+3ast, H.Polla 19+6reb, E.Valtonen 17+5reb+2ast, M.Jantunen 10+3reb, A.Gustavson 9+5reb+3ast, M.Suvanto 8+2reb
gschID: 487706


Division B
Espoo Basket - PeU-Basket 89-72

There was no surprise when 9th ranked PeU-Basket (7-14) was defeated on the road by fifth ranked Espoo Basket (14-8) 89-72 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 9 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 17 points. Espoo Basket dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to PeU-Basket's 20. Espoo Basket forced 21 PeU-Basket turnovers. American guard Joshua Gouch (196-91, college: CS San Bernar.) fired a double-double by scoring 27 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Gambian center Baboucarr Ceesay (197-94) chipped in 30 points and 9 rebounds. Forward Riku Laine (197-97) produced 19 points and 9 rebounds and point guard Aatu Kivimaki (186-97) added 20 points and 6 assists respectively for lost side. Espoo Basket maintains fifth place in Division with 14-8 record. Loser PeU-Basket keeps the ninth position with 14 games lost. Espoo Basket will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. PeU-Basket will play against HNMKY U23 (#8) in Helsinki and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
PeU-Basket: A.Kivimaki 20+1reb+6ast, R.Laine 19+9reb, J.Savolainen 8+4reb+4ast, J.Virtanen 7+3reb, S.Himberg 5+5reb+1ast, J.Rasanen 5+6reb+4ast
Espoo Basket: B.Ceesay 30+9reb+2ast, J.Gouch 27+12reb+7ast, I.Kerminen 13+1reb+1ast, E.Safi 6+7reb+1ast, M.Jantunen 6+5reb+2ast, C.Carapinha 3+3reb+5ast
gschID: 487873


HNMKY U23 - Korikouvot 67-69

Eighth-ranked HNMKY U23 (8-14) gave a tough game to fifth ranked Korikouvot (14-7) in Helsinki on Sunday. The visitors from Kouvola managed to secure only two-point victory 69-67. However their fans expected easier game. The guests trailed by 12 points after three quarters before their 20-6 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Korikouvot dominated on the defensive end, holding HNMKY U23 to just 6 points in fourth quarter. They also forced 20 HNMKY U23 turnovers. Strangely HNMKY U23 outrebounded Korikouvot 44-27 including 32 on the defensive glass. It was a great evening for guard Henri Kantonen (197-97) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Swingman Teemu Knihtinen (195-98) helped adding 13 points and 8 rebounds. Four Korikouvot players scored in double figures. At the losing side guard Jyri Eboreime (185-98) responded with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Ville Tahvanainen (190-0) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Korikouvot moved-up to fourth place in Division. HNMKY U23 at the other side keeps the eighth position with 14 games lost. Korikouvot are looking forward to face Karkkila (#10) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. HNMKY U23 will play against PeU-Basket and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
HNMKY U23: J.Eboreime 18+5reb+4ast, V.Tahvanainen 12+6reb+1ast, P.Ruutiainen 9+9reb, E.Clement 8+5reb+1ast, T.Takala 5+5reb+2ast, M.Meldo 4+3reb
Korikouvot: H.Kantonen 21+7reb+4ast, V.Leino 13+1ast, T.Knihtinen 13+8reb+2ast, E.Mombilo 11+2reb, T.Lofstrom 6+1reb+1ast, S.Lehtonen 3+4reb
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Karkkila - PuHu Juniorit 69-98

No shocking result in a game when second ranked PuHu Juniorit (17-4) outleveled on the road 10th ranked Karkkila (6-15) 98-69 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by PuHu Juniorit. Karkkila managed to win third quarter 25-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. PuHu Juniorit dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Karkkila's 36. They outrebounded Karkkila 50-27 including a 37-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. PuHu Juniorit looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Guard Pyry Rainamaa (194-90) fired a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. Point guard Sakari Laakso (194-97) chipped in 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. PuHu Juniorit's coach Kristian Palotie felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Artturi Nieminen (189-97) produced 15 points and 8 rebounds and swingman Hannes Koskinen (198-98) added 17 points respectively for lost side. Four Karkkila players scored in double figures. PuHu Juniorit maintains second place in Division with 17-4 record behind leader TuNMKY. Loser Karkkila keeps the tenth position with 15 games lost. PuHu Juniorit will meet at home JyWe (#13) in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Karkkila will play against Korikouvot in Kouvola and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Karkkila: H.Koskinen 17+3reb+3ast, A.Nieminen 15+8reb+3ast, T.Heino 11+3reb+4ast, E.Kivimaki 10+4reb, S.Ryynanen 8+4reb+2ast, M.Salmela 4+4reb
PuHu Juniorit: P.Rainamaa 19+10reb+2ast, E.Sahlberg 16+2reb+4ast, S.Laakso 13+7reb+4ast, E.Lahdensuu 12, E.Lehtinen 9+7reb+3ast, J.Kyllonen 6+1reb+3ast
gschID: 487871


Ura Basket - HyPo 105-72

Rather expected game in Kaarina where 6th ranked HyPo (12-9) was crushed by third ranked Ura Basket (16-5) 105-72 on Sunday. The game without a history. Ura Basket led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. American guard Jermaine Watson (193-81, college: Boston Coll.) fired 20 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. His fellow American import forward Sean Harris (201, college: Utah St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Watson is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. Five Ura Basket players scored in double figures. American guard De'Andre Upchurch (188-91, college: Tarleton St.) produced 29 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists and forward Riku Lempio (197-90) added 4 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Ura Basket maintains third place in Division with 16-5 record having just three points less than leader TuNMKY. Loser HyPo keeps the sixth position with nine games lost. Ura Basket will meet Namika Lr (#12) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. HyPo will play against Munkkiniemen (#11) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
HyPo: D.Upchurch 29+8reb+6ast, P.Puustinen 8+2reb, S.Saari 8+2reb, I.Blomqvist 7+3reb+1ast, B.Grepi 6+2reb+1ast, A.Rikka 4+6reb+4ast
Ura Basket: S.Harris 20+11reb, J.Watson 20+8reb+5ast, J.Forsstrom 16+6reb+2ast, E.Aaltonen 14+3reb, V.Hanninen 14+3reb+6ast, J.Airenne 12+1reb
gschID: 487869


Raholan Pyrkiva - Namika Lr 92-97

An interesting game took place in Tampere where higher ranked Raholan Pyrkiva (12-9) was upset on its own court by twelfth ranked Namika Lr (5-16) 97-92 on Sunday. Raholan Pyrkiva was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 8-point lead after three quarters before a 34-21 charge of Namika Lr, which allowed them to win the game. American swingman Reginald Bratton (193-86, college: Lenoir-Rhyne, agency: Blacktop Management) fired a double-double by scoring 24 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Forward Karl Engelvuori (191-95) chipped in 24 points and 7 rebounds. Five Namika Lr players scored in double figures. Namika Lr's coach Pasi Riihela used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Guard Tommi Rasi (184-98) produced 31 points and 6 rebounds and guard Lauri Tiainen (193-90) added 18 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Namika Lr maintains twelfth place in Division with 5-16 record. Loser Raholan Pyrkiva keeps the seventh position with nine games lost. Namika Lr will meet at home higher ranked Ura Basket (#3) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Raholan Pyrkiva will play against the league's leader TuNMKY (#1) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Raholan Pyrkiva: T.Rasi 31+6reb+1ast, L.Tiainen 18+7reb+3ast, S.Sukanen 12+7reb+2ast, A.Shchepkin 11+4ast, A.Keski-Koukkari 8+5reb+3ast, I.Keski-Saari 6+6reb+3ast
Namika Lr: K.Engelvuori 24+7reb+2ast, R.Bratton 24+15reb+6ast, K.Puittinen 19+4reb+1ast, A.Tapio 11+1reb+2ast, A.Nieminen 10+2reb+3ast, S.Mantynen 9+4reb
gschID: 487870


TuNMKY - JyWe 103-72

1st Division top team - TuNMKY (18-4) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed twelfth ranked JyWe (4-17) in Turun 103-72. The game without a history. TuNMKY led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. TuNMKY outrebounded JyWe 49-38 including 19 on the offensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 33 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by JyWe's players. It was a quality performance for center Mikael Sandberg (210-91) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists. Forward Mikael Laihonen (198-94) accounted for 16 points and 12 rebounds for the winning side. Russian power forward Alexei Ekimov (210-81) came up with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds and forward Lauri Salovaara (190-94) added 15 points and 11 rebounds respectively for JyWe in the defeat. Five TuNMKY and four JyWe players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. TuNMKY maintains first place in Division with 18-4 record. Newly promoted JyWe dropped to the thirteenth position with 17 games lost. TuNMKY will play against Raholan Pyrkiva (#7) in Tampere in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. JyWe will play on the road against the league's second-placed PuHu Juniorit (#2) in Vantaa and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
JyWe: L.Salovaara 15+11reb, A.Ekimov 14+12reb+2ast, S.Chudinovskich 13+1reb+2ast, A.Kantonen 12+5reb+2ast, J.Lehto 7+1reb+3ast, T.Lemmetyinen 6+3reb
TuNMKY: M.Laihonen 16+12reb+1ast, E.Innamaa 15+7reb+6ast, T.Jaakkola 15+5reb+4ast, A.Talvitie 14+4reb+4ast, M.Sandberg 13+15reb+6ast, T.Lommi 12+2reb+4ast
gschID: 487874


Munkkiniemen - HyPo 85-90

Very predictable result in Helsinki where sixth ranked HyPo (12-9) defeated 11th ranked Munkkiniemen (5-16) 90-85 on Tuesday. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 24-15. But Munkkiniemen won third quarter 25-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. HyPo forced 19 Munkkiniemen turnovers. American guard De'Andre Upchurch (188-91, college: Tarleton St.) fired a double-double by scoring 29 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals for the winners. Swingman Akseli Rikka (197-98) chipped in 11 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Miika Heinonen (193-99) produced 31 points and 8 rebounds and guard Pyry Marttinen (184-99) added 19 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. HyPo maintains sixth place in Division with 12-9 record. Newly promoted Munkkiniemen keeps the eleventh position with 16 games lost. HyPo will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Munkkiniemen will play again against HyPo (#6) in Hyvinkaa and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Munkkiniemen: M.Heinonen 31+8reb+2ast, P.Marttinen 19+7reb+2ast, O.Ailio 9+5reb+2ast, T.Antikainen 8+7reb+6ast, A.Hammainen 7+4reb, M.Oksa 6+1reb
HyPo: D.Upchurch 29+10reb+7ast, A.Rikka 11+8reb+2ast, S.Saari 10+4reb, R.Lempio 9+5reb+3ast, B.Grepi 8+2reb+2ast, I.Blomqvist 8+4reb+2ast
gschID: 487868





Finnish Korisliiga round 30 best performance: Bojan Sarcevic (by Court Side) - by Eurobasket News

Bosnia and Herzegovina Guard Bojan Sarcevic (190-G-88) had a very impressive game in the last round for Kauhajoki, receiving a Court Side Player of the Week award for round 30.
The 28-year old player was the main contributor (27 points, four rebounds and seven assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Lapua (#5, 14-13) 87-75. Kauhajoki maintains the 3rd position in Finnish Korisliiga. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Kauhajoki will need more victories to improve their 18-10 record. In the team's last game Sarcevic had a remarkable six three-pointers out of 8 attempts. He has many years of experience at Kauhajoki, through which he has constantly improved. Bojan Sarcevic has solid league stats. He is in league's top in assists (4th best: 5.9apg).

The second best player in last round's games was 33-year old American Michael Cuffee (195-G-83) of Kouvot. Cuffee had a very good evening with a double-double of 23 points and 13 rebounds. Bad luck as Kouvot was edged by the higher-ranked Salon Vilpas (#2, 20-7) 100-97. This loss caused Kouvot to drop to 7th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 11-16 record. Cuffee is a newcomer at Kouvot, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was Jamaican forward Sherman Gay (201-F/C-82) of KTP Basket (#8). Gay scored 19 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Gay's great performance KTP Basket lost 83-92 to the higher-ranked Salon Vilpas (#2, 20-7). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of KTP Basket not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 18 games, recording just ten victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Gay could try to bring KTP Basket's a little bit higher in the standings. Gay has individually a great season in Finland. After 28 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 20.3ppg (2nd best). He also has 2.0bpg and FGP: 61.3%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Juwan Staten (185-PG-92) of Salon Vilpas - 24 points, 2 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Monyea Pratt (196-SF-85) of KTP Basket - 17 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists
6. Rakeem Buckles (203-F-90) of Kouvot - 23 points and 5 rebounds
7. Al'Lonzo Coleman (201-F-89) of Salon Vilpas - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Ricky Minard (196-F/G-82) of Pyrinto - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Raymond Cowels III (193-F/G-90) of Helsinki Seagulls - 26 points and 3 rebounds
10. Desmond Williams (199-G-91) of Salon Vilpas - 25 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists

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

The Player of the Week awards are presented by Court Side. Court Side is the global leader in basketball management, and is widely regarded as the most dynamic and innovative company of its kind. It was the first Basketball Agency to launch its own website, and the first to have its own database. Court Side has more agents and manpower within its organization, than any other competitor, and its international network of basketball contacts is still unparalleled.



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  FRANCE  


French NM1 round 24 best performance: Karim Gourari (by Court Side) - by Eurobasket News

Forward Karim Gourari (204-F-89) had a great game in the last round for RAC Basket, receiving a Court Side NM1 Player of the Week award for round 24.
The 27-year old player had a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds, while his team beat GET Vosges (#6, 14-10) 90-84. RAC Basket maintains the 4th position in French NM1. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. RAC Basket will need more victories to improve their 16-8 record. In the team's last game Gourari had a remarkable 70.0% from 2-point range. It's his second year at RAC Basket and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Karim Gourari has solid league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (4th best: 7.9rpg) and averages impressive 57.6% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 29-year old American Gregg Thondique (201-F-87, agency: Octagon Europe) of Gries/Oberhoffen. Thondique had a very good evening with a double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds. Of course he led Gries/Oberhoffen to another comfortable win 77-63 over Vitre (11-13) being unquestionably team leader. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Gries/Oberhoffen keeps 12th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 11-13 record. Thondique is a newcomer at Gries/Oberhoffen, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.1ppg (#8). He also registered 9.8 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was Senegalese guard Xane d'Almeida (181-PG-83) of Lourdes (#7). d'Almeida showcased his all-around game by recording 14 points, ten rebounds and eight assists in the last round. He was a key player of Lourdes, leading his team to a 93-72 easy win against the lower-ranked SAP Vaucluse (#15, 10-14). Lourdes needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 13 victories and 11 lost games. d'Almeida has a very solid season. In 22 games in France he scored 13.5ppg. He also has 4.5rpg and 7.3apg. Xane d'Almeida has also French passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Rolandas Jakstas (202-F-92) of Gries/Oberhoffen - 20 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Ludovic Vaty (206-C-88) of Lourdes - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Omar Strong (175-PG-90) of St Vallier - 33 points and 4 assists
7. Ron Anderson (205-F/C-89) of RAC Basket - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Demarco Cox (203-C-90) of Challans - 15 points and 8 rebounds
9. Jourdan Demuynck (198-G-90) of Lourdes - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Deremy Geiger (180-PG-90) of SAP Vaucluse - 22 points and 2 assists

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

The Player of the Week awards are presented by Court Side. Court Side is the global leader in basketball management, and is widely regarded as the most dynamic and innovative company of its kind. It was the first Basketball Agency to launch its own website, and the first to have its own database. Court Side has more agents and manpower within its organization, than any other competitor, and its international network of basketball contacts is still unparalleled.



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Karpos Sokoli and Feni Industries will fight for trophy in the Macedonian Cup - by Mario Divanisov

The domination of the eternal Skopje rivals KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom and KK Rabotnicki AD Skopje in the Macedonian Cup will finally be ended as Macedonia will name a new crown standing on top of Cup competition following the defeats of the two biggest clubs in the country in the semifinals.

KK Rabotnicki AD Skopje - Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje 78-92

The first game of the semifinals went fully by its expectations. Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje managed to control the game from start to finish to make it one step away from the first club trophy.
The strong start from Dragan Nikolic 's men followed by the wonderful performance by Dominik Mavra (195-G-94) gave Sokoli a double digit lead by the seventh minute of the game (18-8). KK Rabotnicki AD Skopje started playing better in the defense and managed to cut the difference by five points, but their bad percentage from the free throw line and the fair numbers of turnovers had a main role in the first quarter (25-18). KK Rabotnicki AD Skopje managed to cut the difference by only three points (33-30) in the second quarter with two three pointers by Petar Nikolic (G-93) and Viktor Efremovski (191-SF-98), but on the other side of the court Bojan Trajkovski (208-F/C-88, agency: Mansfield and Associates) and Dragan Labovic (207-F/C-87, agency: Alti Sport) answered with their series to give Sokoli even a bigger lead of 12 points (42-30). By the end of the first half both teams exchanged baskets, but did not make an impact on the scoreboard. At the half time buzzer the score was set at 48-37.
However, the most interesting period of the game was jet to follow. Both sides came out of the locker room with "snipers" in their hands and there we had it. The great shooting challenge was "called out" by Bojan Trajkovski with two triples in a row. Dime Tasovski answered even better, the experienced Forward scored 12 points from four triples for a 12-2 series, but then another guy stepped on the court. Dominik Mavra continued his excellent performance and sinked down two triples to neutralize the score. At the end of the exciting shooting performance Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje was the team that managed to grab an eleven point lead (73-61) at the end of the third quarter. The last 10 minutes were only a formality. Sokoli played much better and filled their margin for a new final, two years in a row.
Dominik Mavra was the first name in the game. The Croatian international led Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje with 27 points, 8 assists and 3 steals, while Bojan Trajkovski added 17 points and 7 rebounds. For the loosing side, Dime Tasovski scored 23 points and 4 rebounds and assists, and both Petar Nikolic and Nenad Misanovic (217-C-84) added 12 points. The Serbian center was one rebound away from a double-double performance.

KK Feni Industries - KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom 80-79


The thriller in Kavardarci noone expected, not as KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom had a 4 point lead with 26 seconds to follow.
The game started as many expected. KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom dominated in the rebound section (10-1) in the opening minutes and by managing to keep KK Feni Industries on 3 points for 6 and a half minutes the side from Skopje already had a double digit lead (13-3). The things turned around quickly as Devon Van Oostrum (190-G-93, agency: Octagon Europe) injured his leg in a bad landing after a scored basket. This here was a turning point in the game. With Charlon Kloof (190-G-90, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Octagon Europe) injured, KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom did not have a playmaker to organize their attack and the ball did not circle easily as it did. Feni Industries got back in the game on the wings of the shooting performance by Boban Stajic (185-PG-93), but KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom was the team that had the better score after 10 minutes of play (22-16). The second period started with a 10-2 series by the home team to give KK Feni Industries a 25-24 lead and after several minutes of hard play in both sides of the field on the scene stepped Kiril Nikolovski (210-F/C-88) who scored two three pointers to give Feni a 6 point lead (39-33). Ljupcho Malinkov 's men continued with their excellent performance and kept their lead till the end of the first half (42-38).
At the start of the second half it was all KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom on both sides of the field. On the wings of Djordje Drenovac (201-G/F-92) and Josh Scott (208-F-93, college: Colorado, agency: Pensack Sports) the side from Skopje managed to turn the result in their favor, but did not use the bad period of the game for the Kavadarci side. KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom won the third quarter with 25-17 and grabbed a 63-59 point lead before the final quarter. KK Feni Industries straightened their defense once again and kept KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom with only 2 scored points in four minutes, only to make 9-2 streak and grab the lead again (68-65). KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom managed to even the score at 71-71. Feni answered with a 4-0 series, but KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom did even better. A series of 8-0 put KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom on 4 points lead (79-75) with 26 seconds left on the clock. Matija Ceskovic (192-G-81) scored a three point shot from the inbound and in an interesting situation Jure Lalic (211-C-86) made a foul in the position battle so the ball was again for KK Feni Industries. Giorgi Sharabidze (210-C-90, agency: Mansfield and Associates) scored underneath the basket and gave Feni a 80-79 lead, Djordje Drenovac missed the last shoot of the game, Josh Scott touched the ball underneath the basket, but did not manage to put it trough and KK Feni Industries won the game.
The former players of KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom had their blessing moments in the opposition jersey as Kiril Nikolovski and Boban Stajic led KK Feni Industries with 22 points and 6 rebounds, and 16 points and 4 assists.
Jure Lalic was the first name on the team sheet for KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom with 19 points and 7 rebounds, while Djordje Drenovac added 16 points and 8 rebounds.

In the trophy game Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje will fight KK Feni Industries today at 19:00.



Karpos Sokoli roll past Feni Industris to win the Macedonian Cup, Dominik Mavra gets the MVP award - by Mario Divanisov

It was an exciting night in Kavadarci as Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje defeated tournament host KK Feni Industries with 80-69 to seize their first trophy ever.
Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje started the game in their favor. They played better in defense and kept KK Feni Industries on unreconstructed shots from distance. Feni started the game with 3 missed shots from the three point line, but soon after their luck changed. Making the next four shots from distance Feni made a 12-0 series to take over the result. From this moment till the halftime buzzer it was on and off for both teams. Feni kept their lead in most of the second period, but in the last minutes of the first half Dragan Labovic (207-F/C-87, agency: Alti Sport) scored two triples, Bojan Trajkovski (208-F/C-88, agency: Mansfield and Associates) added one and Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje took the lead once again (42-37).
The start of the second half went in Sokoli's way. The aggressive defense gave them a double digit lead (48-38), but KK Feni Industries managed to get back in the game on the wings of Andrej Magdevski (192-PG-96) who played brilliantly on both side of the court. But jet at the end of the third quarter the result was in favor of Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje (55-52). The key moments of the game came early in the last quarter as Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje made a 13-0 series to seize the game (71-54). Although, Feni played better in the end they did not have the time for a comeback.

Dominik Mavra (195-G-94) led his team once again. The Croat added 21 points and 6 rebounds and assists to Sokoli's victory and Dragan Labovic finished the game with 17 points and 8 rebounds. Kendrick Perry finished the game with 13 points, while Bojan Trajkovski added 12 points and 5 rebounds. On the other side, captain Kiril Nikolovski (210-F/C-88) scored 19 points and added 6 rebounds and 3 assists, while Andrej Magdevski finished the game with 10 points, 6 steals and 5 assists.

MVP of the final eight tournament was Dominik Mavra with his excellent performance over the three games, averaging 19.6ppg, 5.6apg and 3.0rpg, while Kiril Nikolovski was named the best scorer of the tournamet.



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  GEORGIA  


Nikola Maravic claims Georgian Superleague Court Side weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Serbian Nikola Maravic (212-C-89, agency: BeoBasket) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's leader Dinamo Tbilisi and that's him to receive a Court Side Player of the Week award for round 17.
The 27-year old center had a double-double of 18 points and eleven rebounds, while his team crushed Sokhumi (#5, 7-10) with 18-point margin 104-86. It allowed Dinamo Tbilisi to consolidate first place in the Georgian Superleague. They maintain a perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is already in a full swing and Dinamo Tbilisi still have not lost a single game, getting all 17 victories. It was one of impressive evenings for Maravic as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Nikola Maravic averages this season 10.1ppg and 6.6rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old American point guard Corey Allen (185-PG-92) of Mgzavrebi. Allen impressed basketball fans with 25 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as Mgzavrebi lost that game 73-79 to slightly higher-ranked Olimpi (#7, 5-11). Mgzavrebi are still at the very bottom. 14 lost games are too many comparing to just three victories Mgzavrebi managed to get this year. Allen is a newcomer at Mgzavrebi and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.0ppg (#1).

The third best performed player last round was Ukrainian Igor Krivtsov (201-F-86) of Batumi (#6). Krivtsov scored 24 points and grabbed six rebounds. Despite Krivtsov's great performance Batumi lost 68-85 to slightly higher-ranked Cactus Tbilisi (#4, 7-10). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Batumi not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 11 games, recording just six victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Krivtsov could try to bring Batumi's a little bit higher in the standings. Krivtsov has a very solid season. In 15 games in Georgia he scored 10.5ppg. He also has 6.1rpg and 1.1bpg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dwayne Lathan (190-G-89) of Sokhumi - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Mikheil Berishvili (204-SF-87) of Dinamo Tbilisi - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists
6. John Florveus (211-C-90) of Cactus Tbilisi - 13 points and 11 rebounds
7. Davit Barbakadze (203-F-82) of Sokhumi - 20 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Tre Burnette (196-G) of Olimpi - 13 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Sergo Atuashvili (223-C-85) of Rustavi - 15 points and 11 rebounds
10. Levan Patsatsia (198-SF-88) of Dinamo Tbilisi - 12 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists

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

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  GERMANY  

Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Raymar MORGAN
  Ratiopharm
  (203-F/C-88)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Morgan, Ratiopharm19.3 
 2. Knight, Jena18.7 
 3. Bell, Phoenix Hagen18.3 
 4. Kikanovic, ALBA16.5 
 5. Qvale, EWE Baskets15.9 
 6. Jenkins, Jena15.8 
 7. Thompson, Telekom .15.7 
 8. Odum, Wuerzburg15.5 
 9. Ruoff, Goettingen15.5 
 10. Babb, Ratiopharm15.4 
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.7.1 
 6. McGhee, Walter T.7.0 
 7. Morgan, Ratiopharm6.9 
 8. Knight, Jena6.6 
 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. Odum, Wuerzburg5.7 
 7. Siva, ALBA5.4 
 8. Hammonds, Ludwigsb.5.3 
 9. Ruoff, Goettingen5.0 
 10. Mayo, Telekom Bsk4.7 
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. Scrubb, Giessen .1.8 
 5. Diggs, Bremerhaven1.8 
 6. Anderson, Bayreuth1.8 
 7. Redding, B.Mue.1.7 
 8. Siva, ALBA1.7 
 9. Hobbs, Ratiopharm1.6 
 10. Bowlin, Giessen 46ers1.6 
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. Plaisted, Phoenix .1.0 
 7. Horton, Telekom .1.0 
 8. Gaffney, ALBA1.0 
 9. Lane, Wuerzburg1.0 
 10. Southerland, Wuerz.0.9 


Standings - ProA

ProA Standings
 1. MBC 21-3 
 2. Crailsheim 19-5 
 3. Kirchheim 17-7 
 4. Chemnitz 16-7 
 5. Heidelberg 16-8 
 6. Oettinger R. 13-11 
 7. Trier 13-11 
 8. Hanau 12-12 
 9. Koeln Rh.Stars 12-12 
 10. Uni Baskets 11-13 
 11. Hamburg 10-14 
 12. Ehingen 9-16 
 13. Nuernberg 8-15 
 14. Baunach 7-17 
 15. ETB Wohnbau 6-18 
 16. Dresden 2-23 

Regular Season: Round 24

Feb. 19: Kirchheim - ETB Wohnbau 92-93
Feb. 20: Koeln Rh.Stars - MBC 85-70
Feb. 19: Chemnitz - Hamburg 77-66
Feb. 19: Dresden - Oettinger R. 68-87
Feb. 19: Ehingen - Uni Baskets 67-72
Feb. 19: Trier - Hanau 66-58
Feb. 19: Crailsheim - Baunach 103-60
Feb. 19: Heidelberg - Nuernberg 101-71

Regular Season: Round 25

Feb. 24: Trier - Koeln Rh.Stars
Feb. 25: Chemnitz - Kirchheim
Feb. 25: Hanau - Dresden
Feb. 25: MBC - Hamburg
Feb. 25: Uni Baskets - Baunach
Feb. 26: Nuernberg - ETB Wohnbau
Feb. 26: Heidelberg - Crailsheim
Feb. 26: Oettinger R. - Ehingen


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Jonathon WILLIAMS
  Kirchheim
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 20
 1. Williams, Kirchheim20.0 
 2. Alexander, ETB W.18.9 
 3. Watkins, Nuernberg18.1 
 4. Nikolic, Baunach17.9 
 5. Pinkins, Hanau17.8 
 6. Kerusch, MBC17.0 
 7. Spearman, Trier16.2 
 8. Holt, Dresden16.0 
 9. Warren, MBC15.8 
 10. Canty, Hamburg15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Leon KRATZER
  Baunach
  (210-C-97)
  Avg: 12.9
 1. Kratzer, Baunach12.9 
 2. Pinkins, Hanau9.4 
 3. Jahn, Ehingen8.6 
 4. Oppland, Nuernberg8.5 
 5. Thompson, ETB W.8.5 
 6. Lawson, Chemnitz7.3 
 7. Sturner, Dresden7.2 
 8. Pressley, Dresden6.9 
 9. Wolf, Hamburg6.9 
 10. Williams, Kirchheim6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Aleksej NIKOLIC
  Baunach
  (191-PG-95)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Nikolic, Baunach6.9 
 2. Love, Kirchheim6.3 
 3. Moore, Ehingen5.8 
 4. Carter, Chemnitz5.4 
 5. Vest, Uni Baskets5.3 
 6. Zazai, MBC5.2 
 7. Watkins, Nuernberg5.2 
 8. Hatten, MBC5.2 
 9. Adams, Uni Baskets5.1 
 10. Williams, Koeln R.5.1 
Steals Per Game
 Marcus HATTEN
  MBC
  (185-PG-80)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Hatten, MBC2.6 
 2. Love, Kirchheim2.6 
 3. Adams, Uni Baskets2.5 
 4. White, Heidelberg2.3 
 5. Tiggs, Crailsheim2.3 
 6. Watkins, Nuernberg2.2 
 7. Carter, Chemnitz2.2 
 8. Robertson, Koeln R.1.8 
 9. Hewitt, Koeln R.1.7 
 10. Kovacevic, Heidelberg1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam MULDROW
  Oettinge.
  (206-PF-88)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Muldrow, Oettinge.2.8 
 2. Pressley, Dresden2.3 
 3. Bucknor, Trier1.7 
 4. Kratzer, Baunach1.6 
 5. White, Heidelberg1.4 
 6. Keppeler, Baunach1.3 
 7. Grim, Uni Baskets1.3 
 8. King, Koeln R.1.2 
 9. Pantelic, MBC1.1 
 10. Heinzmann, Koeln R.1.1 


ProB Round 20: USC Leipzig defeat group leader Weissenhorn Youngstars - by Eurobasket News

There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in ProB. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, derby games and favorites losing the games.

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Weissenhorn Youngstars (14-6) at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were edged by eleventh ranked USC Leipzig (7-13) 87-86. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Weissenhorn Youngstars. Darian Cardenas (198-95) saved the victory by scoring 26 points. Forward Sascha Leutloff (202-82) contributed with 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Power forward Nils Mittmann (201-79) replied with 20 points and 7 rebounds for Weissenhorn Youngstars. Weissenhorn Youngstars' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. USC Leipzig moved-up to tenth place in South, which they share with Licher Baeren. Weissenhorn Youngstars at the other side dropped to the second position with six games lost. They share it with Karlsruhe PS. USC Leipzig is looking forward to face higher ranked Fraport Skyliners II (#9) in Frankfurt in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Weissenhorn Youngstars will play on the road against the league's leader Karlsruhe PS (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Another interesting game for SSV Lok Bernau (15-5) which played in Quakenbrueck against Artland Dragons (14-6). First ranked SSV Lok Bernau crushed hosts 86-66. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Artland Dragons. It was a key game for the top position in North. Worth to mention a great performance of Tim Schneider (208-97) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and Pierre Bland who added 16 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) during the contest. American forward Gregory Graves (201-93, college: Mt.St.Mary's) responded with 20 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. SSV Lok Bernau have a solid four-game winning streak. Newly promoted SSV Lok Bernau maintains first position in North with 15-5 record. Artland Dragons at the other side keep the second place with six games lost. SSV Lok Bernau will play against RSV Eintracht (#11) in Stahnsdorf in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Artland Dragons will play on the road against Itzehoe (#7) and hope to get back on the winning track.
Seventh-ranked Itzehoe (9-11) was very close to win a game against third ranked Iserlohn (13-7) on Saturday. Iserlohn managed to secure only one-point victory 79-78. However their fans expected much easier game. The winners were led by Moussa Kone who had that evening a double-double by scoring 22 points and 14 rebounds. Iserlohn's coach Matthias Grothe used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Even a double-double of 24 points and 14 rebounds by Kaimyn Pruitt did not help to save the game for Itzehoe. Iserlohn maintains third position in North with 13-7 record having just two points less than leader Bernau, which they share with Oldenburg. Loser Itzehoe keeps the seventh place with 11 games lost. They share the position with Rostock. Iserlohn will meet SC Rist Wedel (#9) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Itzehoe will play against the league's second-placed Artland Dragons and hope to secure a win.
Eighth-ranked Wuerzburg (8-12) was very close to win a game against fifth ranked FC Bayern II (12-7) in Muenchen. FC Bayern II managed to secure only one-point victory 85-84. However their fans expected easier game. The best player for the winners was Georg Beyschlag who scored 20 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Wuerzburg's coach Peter Guenschel let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. FC Bayern II have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place in South, which they share with Elchingen. Wuerzburg at the other side keeps the eighth position with 12 games lost. FC Bayern II's next round opponent will be Giants (#12) in Noerdlingen and are hoping to win another game. Wuerzburg will play at home against Bayer Giants (#3) and hope to win that game.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Karlsruhe: BG Karlsruhe (#6) and Karlsruhe PS (#1). Karlsruhe PS was defeated at home 75-79 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. Anton Kazarnovski orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). BG Karlsruhe maintains sixth position in South with 11-8 record. Newly promoted Karlsruhe PS still keeps top place with six games lost. BG Karlsruhe will face Fraport Skyliners II (#9) in Frankfurt in the next round. Karlsruhe PS will play at home against the league's second-placed Weissenhorn Youngstars (#2) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 20:
In North Rist Wedel was beaten by Recklinghausen on the road 75-61. Oldenburg won against Schalke on its own court 75-67. Bochum unfortunately lost to Rostock in a road game 75-87. Wolfenbuettel rolled over Stahnsdorf at home 97-77.
In South Noerdlingen was defeated by Bayer Giants on the opponent's court 95-79. Fraport SKY II beat Elchingen in a home game 82-71. Licher Baeren lost to Dragons on the road 70-77.

North
Recklinghausen - Rist Wedel 75-61

There was a surprise result when twelfth ranked Recklinghausen (4-16) beat at home higher ranked SC Rist Wedel (8-12) 75-61 on Saturday. American point guard Chris Iles (180-89, college: Xavier, LA) orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists. Guard Christoph Bruns (180-87) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Center Leon Bahner (209-95, college: San Jose St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 12 rebounds and guard Rene Kindzeka (185-95, college: Hamburg BC) added 12 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for SC Rist Wedel. Four SC Rist Wedel players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Recklinghausen maintains twelfth position in North with 4-16 record. Loser SC Rist Wedel dropped to the ninth place with 12 games lost. Recklinghausen will face higher ranked Schalke (#6) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Rist Wedel: R.Kindzeka 12+7reb+1ast, L.Bahner 11+12reb, L.Kamp 11+1reb+1ast, S.Kiese 10+4ast, A.Adomaitis 6+13reb+1ast, F.Strauss 5+4reb+1ast
Recklinghausen: C.Bruns 20+1reb+1ast, C.Iles 15+8reb+9ast, T.Hale-Edmerson 11+9reb+2ast, J.Letailleur 9+5reb+1ast, T.von Guionneau 8+6reb+1ast, D.Martin 5+6reb
gschID: 528615


Oldenburg - Schalke 75-67

Rather expected game when 6th ranked Schalke (10-10) lost on the road to fourth ranked Oldenburg (13-7) 75-67 on Saturday. Power forward Marcel Kessen (207-97) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points and 8 rebounds. Swingman Lucien Schmikale (194-97) contributed with 10 points for the winners. American guard Courtney Belger (187-89, college: Quincy) replied with 19 points and 5 rebounds and Michael Agyapong (200-90) added 5 points and 13 rebounds in the effort for Schalke. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Oldenburg moved-up to third place in North, which they share with Iserlohn. Newly promoted Schalke keeps the sixth position with ten games lost. Oldenburg will face Rostock (#8) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Schalke will play against Recklinghausen and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Schalke: C.Belger 19+5reb+3ast, P.Carney 7+4ast, L.Weichsel 7+4reb+1ast, T.Szewczyk 7, T.Weaver 6+4reb+1ast, M.Buljevic 6+2reb+1ast
Oldenburg: M.Kessen 24+8reb, A.Perepeliukov 13+2reb, L.Schmikale 10+4reb+2ast, R.Drijencic 9+3reb+3ast, J.Albrecht 7+2reb, P.Zwiener 5+4reb+3ast
gschID: 528612


Iserlohn - Itzehoe 79-78

Seventh-ranked Itzehoe (9-11) was very close to win a game against third ranked Iserlohn (13-7) on Saturday. Iserlohn managed to secure only one-point victory 79-78. However their fans expected much easier game. Iserlohn outrebounded Itzehoe 44-31 including 30 on the defensive glass. The winners were led by American-Ivorian forward Moussa Kone (203-93, college: Hofstra, agency: Dynamics Global Management) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 22 points and 14 rebounds and American guard Terrell Harris (191-93, college: Georgia Coll.) supported him with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Four Iserlohn players scored in double figures. Iserlohn's coach Matthias Grothe used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Even a double-double of 24 points and 14 rebounds by American forward Kaimyn Pruitt (203-90, college: Adams St.) did not help to save the game for Itzehoe. Forward Frederik Henningsen (198-88) added 22 points and 4 assists (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!) for the guests. Iserlohn maintains third position in North with 13-7 record having just two points less than leader Bernau, which they share with Oldenburg. Loser Itzehoe keeps the seventh place with 11 games lost. They share the position with Rostock. Iserlohn will meet SC Rist Wedel (#9) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Itzehoe will play against the league's second-placed Artland Dragons and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Itzehoe: K.Pruitt 24+14reb+3ast, F.Henningsen 22+3reb+4ast, F.Stueckemann 10+1reb, M.Linecker-Lungongo 8+5reb, Q.Calhoun 7+4reb+3ast, K.Karamatskos 5+3reb+5ast
Iserlohn: M.Kone 22+14reb, Y.Opitz 21+2reb+2ast, K.Schwarz 16+2reb+6ast, T.Harris 15+10reb+2ast, T.Reuter 2+2reb+4ast, R.Dahmen 2+4reb+1ast
gschID: 528614


Art.Dragons - Bernau 66-86

Another interesting game for SSV Lok Bernau (15-5) which played in Quakenbrueck against Artland Dragons (14-6). First ranked SSV Lok Bernau crushed hosts 86-66. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Artland Dragons. It was a key game for the top position in North. They outrebounded Artland Dragons 41-25 including a 33-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. SSV Lok Bernau players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Artland Dragons were plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of Tim Schneider (208-97) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and American guard Pierre Bland (188-92, college: IPFW, agency: Dynamics Global Management) who added 16 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) during the contest. American forward Gregory Graves (201-93, college: Mt.St.Mary's) responded with 20 points and 5 rebounds and naturalized American Chris Frazier (182-90, college: Dubuque) scored 13 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. SSV Lok Bernau have a solid four-game winning streak. Newly promoted SSV Lok Bernau maintains first position in North with 15-5 record. Artland Dragons at the other side keep the second place with six games lost. SSV Lok Bernau will play against RSV Eintracht (#11) in Stahnsdorf in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Artland Dragons will play on the road against Itzehoe (#7) and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Art.Dragons: G.Graves 20+5reb, C.Frazier 13+3reb+2ast, M.Rockmann 12+4reb, S.Wilson 7+1reb+1ast, B.Fumey 6+4reb+2ast, M.Reid 6+3reb+5ast
Bernau: P.Bland 16+5reb+7ast, T.Schneider 16+10reb+4ast, R.Kulawick 14+3reb+2ast, R.Gloeckner 9+2reb+2ast, J.Boehm 8+5reb+2ast, F.Zylka 6+4reb
gschID: 528613


Rostock - Bochum 87-75

There was a surprise result when ninth ranked Rostock (9-11) won against at home higher ranked AstroStars (11-9) 87-75 on Saturday. Rostock made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. AstroStars were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American point guard Jarvis Davis (183-91, college: Gardner-Webb) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!). Naturalized Spanish center Daniel Lopez (206-86) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Rostock's coach Ralf Rehberger allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Center Michael Haucke (210-85) replied with 16 points and forward Alexander Angerer (203-96) added 16 points in the effort for AstroStars. Four AstroStars players scored in double figures. Rostock moved-up to seventh place in North, which they share with Itzehoe. AstroStars lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with nine games lost. Rostock will face higher ranked Oldenburg (#4) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. AstroStars will play against Herzoege Wolfenbuettel and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Bochum: A.Angerer 16+1reb+1ast, M.Haucke 16+4reb, G.Johnson 13+4reb+1ast, D.Feldmann 13, D.Roberts 6+5reb+1ast, C.Korbi 5+1reb+3ast
Rostock: J.Davis 21+2reb+2ast, D.Lopez 17+4reb+2ast, J.Shuler 11+3reb+4ast, I.Slavchev 9+2reb, L.Buntic 8+2reb, T.Vogt 8+1reb+1ast
gschID: 528616


Wolfenbuettel - Stahnsdorf 97-77

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 11th ranked RSV Eintracht's (6-14) road loss to tenth ranked Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (8-12) 77-97 on Saturday. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel made 35-of-44 free shots (79.5 percent) during the game, while RSV Eintracht only scored thirteen points from the stripe. RSV Eintracht was plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Demetrius Ward (188-90, college: W.Michigan) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Point guard Constantin Ebert (184-96) contributed with 17 points and 8 assists for the winners. Ward is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American forward Josh Smith (206-94, college: Clemson) replied with 20 points and 7 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Josh Adeyeye (196-93, college: Jacksonville) added 13 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for RSV Eintracht. Five RSV Eintracht players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel moved-up to ninth place in North, which they share with Rist Wedel. Loser RSV Eintracht keeps the eleventh position with 14 games lost. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel will face higher ranked AstroStars (#5) in Bochum in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. RSV Eintracht will play on the road against the league's leader SSV Lok Bernau (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Stahnsdorf: J.Smith 20+7reb+1ast, J.Adeyeye 13+6reb, C.Craven 11+4ast, A.Myers 11+6reb+1ast, D.Teucher 10+2reb, Y.Hildebrandt 7+2reb+2ast
Wolfenbuettel: D.Ward 22+6reb+6ast, C.Ebert 17+8ast, L.Figge 14+1reb+2ast, Y.Mahfouz 8+5reb+1ast, N.Westerhaus 7+1reb, K.Kelley 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 528611


South
Weissenhorn - Leipzig 86-87

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Weissenhorn Youngstars (14-6) at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were edged by eleventh ranked USC Leipzig (7-13) 87-86. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Weissenhorn Youngstars. Darian Cardenas (198-95) saved the victory by scoring 26 points. Forward Sascha Leutloff (202-82) contributed with 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four USC Leipzig players scored in double figures. Power forward Nils Mittmann (201-79) replied with 20 points and 7 rebounds and Hungarian point guard Marcell Pongo (194-97) added 17 points and 7 assists in the effort for Weissenhorn Youngstars. Weissenhorn Youngstars' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. USC Leipzig moved-up to tenth place in South, which they share with Licher Baeren. Weissenhorn Youngstars at the other side dropped to the second position with six games lost. They share it with Karlsruhe PS. USC Leipzig is looking forward to face higher ranked Fraport Skyliners II (#9) in Frankfurt in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Weissenhorn Youngstars will play on the road against the league's leader Karlsruhe PS (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Weissenhorn: N.Mittmann 20+7reb+3ast, M.Pongo 17+4reb+7ast, J.Ferner 12+1reb+1ast, M.Omuvwie 9+2reb, T.Pape 8+2reb, B.Rohwer 7+4reb+2ast
Leipzig: D.Cardenas 26+4reb+2ast, J.Faison 16+8reb+1ast, S.Leutloff 16+8reb+2ast, C.McFarland 10+4reb+7ast, J.Niedermanner 9+3reb+4ast, R.Rietschel 3+1reb+1ast
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Bayer Giants - Noerdlingen 95-79

Everything went according to plan when fourth ranked Bayer Giants (13-7) defeated 12th ranked Giants (4-16) in Leverkusen 95-79 on Sunday. Bayer Giants dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Giants' 34. American forward Brandon Nazione (202-94, college: E.Michigan) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds. Swingman Tim Schonborn (193-90) contributed with 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Bayer Giants' coach Achim Kuczmann used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. American guard Terence Smith (193-91, college: Mississippi) replied with 21 points and 7 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Adrien Coleman (198-91, college: Beth.-Cookman) added 12 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Giants. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Bayer Giants moved-up to third place in South. Loser Giants keep the twelfth position with 16 games lost. Bayer Giants will face Wuerzburg (#8) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Giants will play against FC Bayern II (#4) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Noerdlingen: T.Smith 21+7reb+2ast, L.Friederici 14+3reb+1ast, A.Coleman 12+6reb+2ast, E.Edigin 11+8reb, A.Lind 9+8reb+1ast, F.Brutting 8+2ast
Bayer Giants: T.Schonborn 20+7reb+3ast, B.Nazione 20+10reb+2ast, K.Carter 16+1reb+4ast, D.Smith 11+3reb+2ast, A.Blessig 9+9reb+3ast, D.Merkens 8+1reb
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Fraport SKY II - Elchingen 82-71

There was an upset when higher ranked Elchingen (12-7) lost to tenth ranked Fraport Skyliners II (7-12) in Frankfurt 71-82 on Saturday. Fraport Skyliners II forced 19 Elchingen turnovers and had a 27-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Elchingen's players. Niklas Kiel (207-97, agency: Octagon Europe) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks. American guard Travis Thompson (185-91, college: Alaska-Anch.) contributed with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Five Fraport Skyliners II players scored in double figures. Forward Adrian Didovic (205-94) replied with 14 points and Filmore Beck (192-91) added 13 points in the effort for Elchingen. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Fraport Skyliners II moved-up to ninth place in South. Loser Elchingen dropped to the fourth position with seven games lost. Fraport Skyliners II will face higher ranked BG Karlsruhe (#6) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Elchingen will play against Dragons Rhoendorf and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Elchingen: A.Didovic 14+4reb, F.Beck 13+2reb, B.Butler 10+3reb+1ast, K.Kuhn 8+6reb+1ast, M.Krstanovic 7+2reb+2ast, B.Lockhart 7+3reb+1ast
Fraport SKY II: N.Kiel 20+10reb+2ast, T.Thompson 19+7reb+6ast, T.Oldenburg 12+6reb+1ast, M.Merz 10+3reb+6ast, M.Agva 10+5reb+1ast, G.Zeeb 6+1ast
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Dragons - Licher Baeren 77-70

No shocking result in a game when seventh ranked Dragons Rhoendorf (9-11) beat at home 9th ranked Licher Basket (7-13) 77-70 on Saturday. Dragons Rhoendorf made 21-of-26 free shots (80.8 percent) during the game. Licher Basket was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Point guard Viktor Frankl-Maus (186-93) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 9 assists. Canadian forward Mike Lucier (201-92, college: Lambton) contributed with 20 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Lamar Mallory (198-90, college: Glenville St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds and forward Patrick Horstmann (201-87, college: Kaiser) added 9 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Licher Basket. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Dragons Rhoendorf maintains seventh position in South with 9-11 record. Licher Basket lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth place with 13 games lost. Dragons Rhoendorf will face higher ranked Elchingen (#5) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Licher Basket will play against BG Karlsruhe (#6) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Licher Baeren: L.Mallory 12+11reb+2ast, B.Justice 11+1reb+2ast, B.Kraushaar 10+1reb+4ast, P.Horstmann 9+6reb+2ast, K.Simmons 7+2reb, J.Martin 6+1reb+1ast
Dragons: M.Lucier 20+6reb, V.Frankl-Maus 18+4reb+9ast, W.Trawick 13+10reb, A.Geretzki 9+8reb+3ast, Y.Kneesch 5+1reb, B.Winterhalter 4+1reb
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Karlsruhe PS - Karlsruhe BG 75-79

Another interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Karlsruhe: BG Karlsruhe (#6) and Karlsruhe PS (#1). Karlsruhe PS was defeated at home 75-79 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. Russian-Israeli power forward Anton Kazarnovski (206-85) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). American center Jeremy Black (203-85, college: Tampa, agency: Court Side) contributed with 10 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Swingman Eric Curth (193-92) replied with 24 points and 5 assists and American forward Orlando Parker (203-91, college: Wagner) added 14 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Karlsruhe PS. Four Karlsruhe PS players scored in double figures. BG Karlsruhe maintains sixth position in South with 11-8 record. Newly promoted Karlsruhe PS still keeps top place with six games lost. BG Karlsruhe will face Fraport Skyliners II (#9) in Frankfurt in the next round. Karlsruhe PS will play at home against the league's second-placed Weissenhorn Youngstars (#2) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Karlsruhe PS: E.Curth 24+2reb+5ast, O.Parker 14+9reb+1ast, D.McDuffie 11+3reb+3ast, J.Talbert 10+4reb+1ast, J.Mampuya 6+2reb+2ast, B.Borekambi 4+8reb+2ast
Karlsruhe BG: A.Kazarnovski 19+7reb+7ast, S.Gulley 14+4reb, J.Black 10+9reb, K.Fluellen 9+4reb, R.Easterling 9+2reb+5ast, A.Schmitz 9+4reb+4ast
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FC Bayern II - Wuerzburg 85-84

Eighth-ranked Wuerzburg (8-12) was very close to win a game against fifth ranked FC Bayern II (12-7) in Muenchen. FC Bayern II managed to secure only one-point victory 85-84. However their fans expected easier game. The best player for the winners was guard Georg Beyschlag (182-97) who scored 20 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Bosnian Dejan Kovacevic (209-96, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 14 points and 8 rebounds. Four FC Bayern II players scored in double figures. Maximilian Ugrai (201-95) produced 25 points and swingman Lukas Wank (198-97) added 15 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Wuerzburg's coach Peter Guenschel let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. FC Bayern II have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place in South, which they share with Elchingen. Wuerzburg at the other side keeps the eighth position with 12 games lost. FC Bayern II's next round opponent will be Giants (#12) in Noerdlingen and are hoping to win another game. Wuerzburg will play at home against Bayer Giants (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Wuerzburg: M.Ugrai 25+4reb+2ast, L.Wank 15+6reb+2ast, G.Voigtmann 12+2reb+1ast, M.Heckel 9+2reb+5ast, M.Barksdale 9+5reb+4ast, C.Hackenesch 7+3reb+1ast
FC Bayern II: G.Beyschlag 20+5reb+7ast, D.Kovacevic 14+8reb, A.Gegic 13+1reb+3ast, N.Weidemann 10+3reb+1ast, L.Maximilian Burkardt 8+3reb+2ast, M.Ogunsipe 6+4reb
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German Regionalliga round 19 best performance: Fabian Franke (by Court Side) - by Eurobasket News

Forward Fabian Franke (198-F-88) had a great game in the last round for top-ranked Coburg, receiving a Court Side Player of the Week award for round 19.
The 28-year old player had a double-double of 36 points and 12 rebounds, while his team beat Vilsbiburg (#4, 13-7) 85-79. It allowed Coburg to consolidate first place in the German Regionalliga. Coburg has a very good season and are considered to have a run for the championship title. They improved their record to 18-1. In the team's last game Franke had a remarkable 78.9% from 2-point range. He turned to be Coburg's top player in his first season with the team. Fabian Franke averages this season 20.8ppg and 7.2rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 24-year old American Kazembe Abif (201-F-92) of Vechta II. Abif had a very good evening with a double-double of 37 points and 14 rebounds. Of course he led Vechta II to another comfortable win 98-80 over slightly higher-ranked BSW Sixers (#3, 11-4) being unquestionably team leader. Vechta II's 5th position in North has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 9-5 record is not bad and everything may still change. Abif is a newcomer at Vechta II, but is already one of team's top players. Former Drexel University star Abif is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Montigo Alford (175-PG) of Bayreuth II (#14). Alford got into 30-points club by scoring 50 points in the last round. He went also for five assists. Despite Alford's great performance Bayreuth II lost 111-116 to the higher-ranked Zwickau (#11, 7-13). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Bayreuth II can only dream about fighting for top spots in South-East. They have rather bad season and 2-18 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Alford he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Alford has a very solid season. In 7 games in Germany he scored 23.0ppg. He also has 5.1apg, 2.3spg and FGP: 53.3%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Salathiel Ligons (201-F-84) of Hagen-Haspe - 39 points and 6 rebounds
5. Rishi Kakad (188-G-87) of Ibbenbueren - 39 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Waldemar Nap (202-F-93) of Kaiserslautern - 27 points and 13 rebounds
7. Lyuben Paskov (196-SF-90) of Dorsten - 25 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Khobi Williamson (201-C-92) of Speyer - 26 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Stefan Schmoll (196-F-89) of Treuchtlingen - 27 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Chris Hortman (190-G-88) of Ibbenbueren - 26 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists

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

The Player of the Week awards are presented by Court Side. Court Side is the global leader in basketball management, and is widely regarded as the most dynamic and innovative company of its kind. It was the first Basketball Agency to launch its own website, and the first to have its own database. Court Side has more agents and manpower within its organization, than any other competitor, and its international network of basketball contacts is still unparalleled.



The Fraport Skyliners Junior's EasyCredit BBL Presence Overpower The ScanPlus Baskets 82-71 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

It seems like it was almost yesterday where a young German talent by the name of Filmore Beck was practicing in the BCM gym which is the practice gym od EasyCredit BBL team Fraport Sklyiners and the game gym of pro B team Fraport Skyliners Juniors, but his short stay in Frankfurt was from 2009-2011 where he was seen as a huge talent, but after a satisfying first season where he averaged 13.6ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 54.2%, 3PT: 35.7%, FT: 76.9 in the Pro B, he was unable to develop further as an injury cost him the second half of his second season and the next season which quietly ended his career there. In the last five seasons, he has had a solid but quiet Pro B career having played in Hanau and in Langen, but for TV Langen was fired in the 2014-2015 season after only eight games after he served up a nasty sucker punch to Australian Paul Brotherson that gave him unending headaches and hospital bills for a while. However the German was able to resurrect his basketball career last season with the ScanPlus Baskets Elchingen (ProB) playing 23 games averaging 10.0ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.9apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 42.7%, 3PT: 34.3%, FT: 59.3%. This season he is holding his own in a team stocked with unending explosive offensive power and averaging 9,2ppg and serving as the ultimate role player. He came back to Frankfurt with gigantic ambition as last season, he lit up his ex team with 28 points, but walked off the court on the short end of a 91-80 loss. The German who can shoot out the lights on any night wanted revenge for the loss last season, but didn't as he lost again 82-71 against his ex team despite scoring 13 points. After the loss, the German reflected on coming back and having to experience another loss. 'It isn't nice to come back here and lose again. I loved playing in Frankfurt the most. It gave me a lot of motivation to play against my old teammates Tim Oldenburg and Max Merz', stressed ex TV Langen guard Filmore Beck. Oldenburg contemplated about his ex teammate Flimore Beck and what he wished he had from him. 'It is always nice playing against an old teammate. He is really the only good shooter on his team and when he gets hot, he can hit from all over the place. I wish that I had his shooting ability', stressed Fraport Skyliner Junior Tim Oldenburg. With EasyCredit BBL team Fraport Skyliners off, the Pro B team almost had their complete roster except for Isaac Bonga who was in New Orleans at the NBA Allstar weekend taking part at the Basketball Without Boards Global Camp and after a tight battle in the first half, the Home team ran away with the win in the second half. 'We gave up too many offensive rebounds in the first half and only gave up three in the second half. It was a total team performance where everyone brought energy. Everyone plays for the team especially Travis Thompson which isn't always typical for an American. On defense our game plan was too let them shoot and not let them get easy baskets inside and rebounds', added Fraport Skyliners Junior Mahir Agva. The ScanPlus Baskets came into the game overwhelmed by the deep Frankfurt roster with unending BBL license players and fell apart in the second half. 'It was tough playing against this smart tough squad that had many BBL players we couldn't scout. We had many ups and downs in the game and Frankfurt closed out the third quarter well which was the turning point of the game. They had the momentum and kept it up in the fourth quarter', said St Louis, Missouri native Brandon Lockhart.

The BCM gym was filled well with some Fraport Skyliners taking in the contest like Quantez Robertson, Mike Morrison, Shawn Huff, AJ English and Shavon Shields. The first quarter was tight with five lead changes, but the Fraport Skyliners Juniors had the slight lead after one quarter 24-20. It didn't faze anyone that defense would take a back seat as the ScanPlus Baskets averaged 86 points per game and had an arsenal of offensive weapons while the Fraport Skyliners Juniors had extra offensive firepower and both teams didn't waste any time getting to work. Ex Nordlingen point guard Brandon Lockhart got the first points of the contest with a slick finger tip roll lay in showing no stress, but extreme coolness as if he was on a Sunday stroll in his old home Nordlingen. However Frankfurt struck on their first possession as 2014 NBBL rookie of the year Niklas Kiel (207-PF-97, agency: Octagon Europe) drilled home a trey for the 3-2 lead. 29 year old German Kristian Kuhn gave the ScanPlus Baskets the lead back with a dunk finishing the pick and roll off perfectly with ex Alba Berlin 2 German Marko Krstanovic for the 4-3 lead. Frankfurt then got the lead back 7-4 with Max Merz free throws and a Mahir Agva lay in who connected after missing his first three field goal attempts. Ex Giessen 46er Adrian Didovic tied the game7-7 with a deep three. Frankfurt continued to keep the lead with a Kiel trey and Tim Oldenburg lay in, but the ScanPlus Baskets continued to execute with a mid distance jumper from 2017 EasyCredit BBL slam dunk champion Brian Butler to tie the score at 12-12. Frankfurt continued to score and keep the lead with a Travis Thompson trey, Merz lay in and Kiel dunk 19-16. Thompson drilled home his second trey of the first quarter and Tim Oldenburg ended the first quarter with free throws. 'Frankfurt was at an advantage in that they had many of the BBL players who were fine tuning their game. Kiel was very active and we rebounded very well on the offensive glass', stressed Florida native Mike Morrison. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors were shooting 40% from the field and 67% from outside while the ScanPlus Baskets were shooting 50% from the field and 25% from outside. Frankfurt had the 15-5 rebound edge, but five turnovers while the ScanPlus Baskets had two turnovers.

In the second quarter, the Fraport Skyliners Juniors slowly took control of the game forcing the ScanPlus Baskets to elect come back mode as that would haunt them until the final buzzer. The guests got off to the better start as Beck drilled home a trey cutting the Frankfurt advantage to 24-23. However then came a 5-0 run by the Fraport Skyliners Juniors giving them the 31-23 lead as Kiel scored inside and ex Bremerhaven guard Garai Zeeb nailed a trey. However the ScanPlus Baskets were able to match Frankfurt with a run of their own as Beck made free throws and hit another three cutting the Frankfurt lead to 31-28. A big strength of Frankfurt is their deep roster and guys always stepping up as Merz hit a jumper, Agva scored inside and Oldenburg hauled down an offensive rebound and put back giving Frankfurt their biggest lead of the game at 39-30. Before Frankfurt could totally run away with the lead, Brandon Lockhart stepped up scoring 5 points in a row to somewhat slow down the Frankfurt offensive machine as he scored on a pretty lay up, and hit three free throws. It was a tough day at the office for the American as he wouldn't score again in the game finishing with seven points and only one assist. He had one assist also against Rhondorf, but at least had 16 points and the win. 'It was tough. Frankfurt forced us to take tough shots and there was more one on one play which limited our assists', said ex Drury (NCAA2) guard Brandon Lockhart. Merz finished the second quarter with a nifty lay in as Frankfurt went into the break with the 41.35 lead. 'After getting two quick fouls in the first quarter, Agva got better involved. The opponent rebounded better as they attacked very well and we had problems staying in front of them', added Mike Morrison. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors were shooting 48% from the field and 56% from the three point line while the ScanPlus Baskets were shooting 34% from the field and 30% from the three point line. Frankfurt had the 22-17 rebound edge, but had 13 turnovers while the guests had eight turnovers.

In the third quarter the ScanPlus Baskets continued to be in comeback mode fighting back, but a bitter 12-0 run in the last few minutes broke their back and something they couldn't recover from until the last minutes of the fourth quarter, but were ultimately ousted by the clock. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors did a good job getting easy buckets inside as Agva connected twice and ex Alaska-Anch. (NCAA2) guard Thompson also showed that he can do more than be a sniper penetrating hard and scoring as Frankfurt led 47-40. However the ScanPlus Baskets stayed in the game because Didovic stayed aggressive scoring five points in a 7-0 run and Canadian Taevauun Prince who had been kept under control well escaped for a two handed dunk to dead lock the game at 47-47. The ScanPlus Baskets did a good job executing on one on one plays, stepped up their defense forcing Frankfurt to tough shots and got Prince involved. After Thompson and Butler traded buckets, Frankfurt closed out the third quarter with a game deciding 12-0 run to lead 61-49 after 30 minutes. In the run, the Fraport Skyliners Juniors were fortified by Niklas Kiel who had five points and ex Ludwigsburg guard Stefan Ilzhoefer drilled home a trey. 'We did a good job getting easy baskets inside and just overran them and kept the momentum into the fourth quarter', added Mahor Agva. 'They defended very well forcing us to miss shots. They have very good rotations. When you beat one guy then comes the next and next guy', added Brandon Lockhart. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors were shooting 48% from the field and 38% from the parking lot while the ScanPlus Baskets were shooting 35% from the field and 29% from the parking lot. Frankfurt had the 31-24 rebound edge, but 15 turnovers while the guests had 13 turnovers.

The fourth quarter had two tales in that the Fraport Skyliners Juniors started off with a devastating 17-2 run to decide the game and the ScanPlus Baskets closed out the game with a 20-4 run. In the 17-2 run for Frankfurt, the home team poured it on hitting three consecutive trey's from Zeeb, Thompson and Kiel. Frankfurt continued to be aggressive inside as Thompson scored and Oldenburg hit a hook shot and Agva made free throws as Frankfurt led 78-51. The game was more than decided, but there were still four minutes to play and the ScanPlus Baskets felt they still had a chance and with a little more time on the clock might of made the game interesting going on a 20-4 run to lose 82-71. In the gigantic ScanPlus run, they got good production from the athletic 19 year old German Didiovic who showed his inside out basketball skills. Beck and 36 year old Marin Petric connected on three's and Kuhn closed out the game with a reverse lay up. 'We tried some things at the end letting Ilzhoefer play point guard. We lost some concentration and gave up easy baskets. We have to be focused to close out games better', added Mahir Agva. 'It is always hard to stop a run when you aren't making shots. We stopped their momentum at the end with our run getting easy shots and making them', stressed Brandon Lockhart. 'We weren't mentally ready and we need to do the little things to be able to win games', warned Taevaunn Prince. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors were led by Niklas Kiel with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Travis Thompson added 19 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Tim Oldenburg contributed 12 points and Max Merz and Mahir Agva had 10 points apiece. The ScanPlus Baskets were led by Adrian Didiovic with 14 points. Filmore Beck had 13 points and Brian Butler 10 points. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors shot 48% from the field and 43% from outside while the ScanPlus Baskets shotv40% from the field and 35% from outside. Frankfurt won the rebound duel 39-31, but had 22 turnovers while the guests had 19 turnovers.



The ScanPlus Baskets Hold Head Coach Dario Jerkic Until 2020 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Good work is mostly rewarded and that is what Pro B team ScanPlus Baskets have done giving head coach Dario Jerkic a contract extension until 2020. He is only in his fourth season with the organization, but has led the team from the second Regionalliga to the Pro B and the logical next step is the Pro A something the club is capable of.Last season he led the team to a seventh place regular season finish and after dismantling Bochum in the playoffs fell to Ehingen. This season the team is having another solid regular season and will reach the playoffs again with the hope of achieving an amazing run. Jerkovic who hails from Bosnia and Herzegovina coached many years with Weissenhorn before coming to Elchingen in 2013. It will be interesting to see what he and the team will be able to accomplish in the next three years.


Eric McClellan leaves Walter Tigers - by Eurobasket News

24-year old American guard Eric McClellan (193-82kg-93, college: Gonzaga) left Walter Tigers Tuebingen (BBL). In three games in Germany he recorded 3.3ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.7apg this season.
McClellan managed to play in three leagues in two countries this year (!!!). He also played earlier that season for Limburg United in Belgian Euromillions League where in 5 BBL games he averaged 14.2ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.4apg. McClellan also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 6.5ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.0apg.
Among other achievements his college team won WCC Tournament for two years in a row (2015 and 2016). McClellan received also All-WCC Defensive Player of the Year award in 2016.
He graduated from Gonzaga University in 2016 and it is his first season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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UPAC 2017 tipoff rescheduled to Feb.24 - by Yaw Mintah

The 2017 Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship start has been moved from February 17 to 24 after organizers Rite Sports Limited cancelled the original date for commencing the competition.

As a result of the move, teams in Zone B will tipoff the competition this year. The zone contains host Koforidua Technical University, All Nations University College, KAAF University College and Valley View University.

With exception of Valley View, none of the teams in the zone has competed in the tournament prior to this year's edition; Valley View made it to the quarter finals in last year's Championship.

Teams in Zone A were set to play before the demise of Championship supervisor Matthias Ocloo on Thursday February 16, forced organizers to call off the games to pay respect to the veteran referee and manager.

Ocloo's death has been described as an 'icon' by Ghana Basketball Association Chairman David Addo Ashong Ghana's Female National Team and others including St. Mary's Senior High School and University of Ghana (UG); UG are the reigning UPAC Champions.

He was Acting Chairman of Ghana's Basketball Referees Association before he passed away.



Ghanaians underperform in College rematch - by Yaw Mintah

Ghana Center Amida Brimah and Power Forward Ernest Aflakpui were in action as University of Connecticut and Temple University faced off for the second time this season but neither player from the West African nation put up a good performance.

UCONN won 64-63 thanks to a Jalen Adams layup with 2.3 seconds left to play to give UCONN its 14th win of the campaign. The win is the Huskies its second win of the season over Temple.

Both players underperformed with four points apiece. Brimah complemented his scoring effort with a rebound and a block in 18 minutes of action while Aflakpui rounded up his night with three rebounds, an assist and a block in just 15 minutes.

The first time both teams met, UCONN beat Temple 73-59 in front of its home crowd at Gampel Pavilion, Connecticut. In that game, both players performed slightly better particularly Brimah who scored 13 points and added three rebounds and six blocks.

Second year Forward Aflakpui scored six points and recorded four rebounds. Fourth year Center Brimah made a run at the NBA by declaring for the Draft last year before pulling out.



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Div.B Standing

B Standings
North
 1. Kastoria 18-1 
 2. Karditsas 14-5 
 3. Ermis Agias 13-6 
 4. Evropi 12-7 
 5. Anatolia 11-8 
 6. Stratoni 10-9 
 7. Ermis Lagkada 10-9 
 8. Agriniou 10-9 
 9. Gefyra 9-10 
 10. Charilaos TM 9-10 
 11. Xanthis 8-11 
 12. Polygirou 7-12 
 13. Filippos Veroias 6-13 
 14. HANTH 6-13 
 15. Periko/Arhelaos 5-14 
 16. Aias Evosmou 4-15 
South
 1. Peristeri GS 15-4 
 2. Koropi 14-5 
 3. Papagou 13-6 
 4. Panerythraikos 13-6 
 5. Marousi 13-6 
 6. Mandraikos 10-9 
 7. Ionikos Nikaias 10-9 
 8. Panelefsiniakos 10-9 
 9. Nea Kifisia 9-10 
 10. Tritonas S. 9-10 
 11. Proteas V. 8-11 
 12. Zografou 8-11 
 13. Kronos AD 7-12 
 14. Ergotelis 7-12 
 15. Apollon Sm. 4-15 
 16. KAP 2-17 

Regular Season: Round 19

North

Feb. 19: HANTH - Gefyra 84-60
Feb. 19: Anatolia - Aias Evosmou 77-78
Feb. 19: Kastoria - Agriniou 73-64
Feb. 19: Karditsas - Ermis Lagkada 73-55
Feb. 19: Charilaos TM - Evropi 71-56
Feb. 19: Filippos Veroias - Stratoni 55-67
Feb. 19: Periko/Arhelaos - Xanthis 50-75
Feb. 19: Ermis Agias - Polygirou 101-76

South

Feb. 19: Kronos AD - Ionikos Nikaias 86-74
Feb. 19: Proteas V. - Ergotelis 83-44
Feb. 19: Mandraikos - Nea Kifisia 77-63
Feb. 19: Zografou - Koropi 70-85
Feb. 19: Apollon Sm. - Marousi 69-74
Feb. 19: KAP - Panelefsiniakos 61-65
Feb. 19: Papagou - Tritonas S. 61-59
Feb. 19: Panerythraikos - Peristeri GS 49-72

Regular Season: Round 20

North

Feb. 26: Agriniou - Periko/Arhelaos
Feb. 26: Polygirou - Kastoria
Feb. 26: Evropi - Ermis Agias
Feb. 26: Gefyra - Charilaos TM
Feb. 26: Aias Evosmou - HANTH
Feb. 26: Ermis Lagkada - Anatolia
Feb. 26: Stratoni - Karditsas
Feb. 26: Xanthis - Filippos Veroias

South

Feb. 26: Ionikos Nikaias - Zografou
Feb. 26: Ergotelis - Kronos AD
Feb. 26: Marousi - Proteas V.
Feb. 26: Peristeri GS - Apollon Sm.
Feb. 26: Panelefsiniakos - Panerythraikos
Feb. 26: Nea Kifisia - KAP
Feb. 26: Tritonas S. - Mandraikos
Feb. 26: Koropi - Papagou


AEK Athens welcome back Mavrokefalidis - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

AEK Athens (A1) landed 33-year old former Greek international center Loukas Mavrokefalidis (207-118kg-84). It is actually his comeback to Athens as he has played here before. Mavrokefalidis started the season at Qingdao Double Star Eagles in Chinese CBA league. In 19 games he averaged impressive 20.2ppg, 8.8rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg this season. The last season Mavrokefalidis played at AEK Athens where in 32 A1 games he had 13.9ppg, 6.4rpg and 2.0apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Domestic Player of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Domestic Players Team. Mavrokefalidis also played 9 games in Eurocup where he was the best scorer with remarkable 24.2ppg and recorded 9.7rpg (#2 in the league), 2.8apg and 1.2spg.
In 2006 Mavrokefalidis was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) in second round (57th overall).
Among other achievements he won Greek League championship title in 2014. Mavrokefalidis received also Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Most Improved Player of the Year award back in 2011.
He was also a member of Greek international program for some years. Mavrokefalidis played for Greek Senior National Team between 2010 and 2013 and previously for U21 National Team in 2005.
He represented Greece at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 6.2ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 51.7%, FT: 50.0%.
Mavrokefalidis is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy (Roma Virtus), Russia (Spartak St.Petersburg), Spain (FC Barcelona and Valencia Basket) and Greece (Panathinaikos, Olympiacos, PAOK Thessaloniki and Marousi).
Mavrokefalidis' game is described as: (by Vagelis Kotsifis for NBADraft.net in 2006)
Excellent feel for the center position ... A good rebounder and great moves around the basket ... Can play back to the rim or facing the basket with the same efficiency ...
Lacks great athletic ability ... Not a huge leaper or tremendous foot speed ..
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By Eurobasket Data Center

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A.G.O Rethymno Aegean lands Walter Lemon Jr., ex Istanbulspor - by Eurobasket News

A.G.O Rethymno Aegean (A1) tabbed 25-year old American guard Walter Lemon Jr. (190-81kg-92, college: Bradley). He started the season at Istanbulspor in Turkish TBL league. In 22 games he averaged 13.9ppg, 4.5rpg, 4.0apg and 1.1spg this season. The last season Lemon played at another team Fort Wayne Mad Ants in U.S. semi-pro league D-League where in 47 games he had 13.5ppg, 2.6rpg, 3.4apg and 1.4spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was invited to participate in the D-League All-Star Game Slam Dunk Contest.
Two years ago (a year after he left the college) Lemon was drafted by Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League) in second round (38th overall).
He attended Bradley University until 2014 and it is his third season in pro basketball.
Lemon has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
He received All-MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award back in 2014 at his college time.
Lemon has played previously professionally in Germany (Crailsheim Merlins) and Hungary (Kormend).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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A2 Round 18: Panionios edge Psyhiko by two points - by Eurobasket News

Sixth-ranked Psyhiko (9-9) made lots of trouble for first ranked Panionios (17-1) in Athens on Saturday. Panionios managed to secure only two-point victory 77-75. However their fans expected much easier game. The best player for the winners was Bosnian-British center Fahro Alihodzic (208-89, college: UAB) who scored 19 points and 8 rebounds. The former international forward Nikos Barlos (203-79) chipped in 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Nikolaos Papanikolaou (209-85) who recorded 19 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Psyhiko's coach Nikos Remendelas rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Panionios have a solid four-game winning streak. Newly promoted Panionios maintains first position with 17-1 record. Psyhiko at the other side keeps the sixth place with nine games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Panionios' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Athens to the arena Pagrati.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Arkadia, where higher ranked AE Larissas (9-9) was outleveled in a road game by twelfth ranked Arkadikos (7-11) 86-59. It was a good game for center Savvas Tsougarakis (207-86) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds. Giannis Prodromou contributed with 11 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Guard Theodoros Tsiloulis (190-93) replied with 13 points and 4 assists for AE Larissas. Arkadikos moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Amyntas Dafnis and Doxa Pefkon. AE Larissas lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the sixth position with nine games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Arkadikos will play against Doxa Pefkon (#12) on the road in the next round. AE Larissas' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Larissas GS Larissas.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Keratsiniou. Local Faros (12-5) outscored 13th ranked Kavala (5-12) 105-61 on Saturday night. Vaggelis Karaboulas scored 26 points and 8 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners. The best for the losing side was Etinosa Erevbenagie with 14 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Faros have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 12-5 record. Kavala lost third consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth place with 12 games lost. Faros will meet at home Amyntas Dafnis (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Kavala will play against Psyhiko and hope to secure a win.

Rest of the games of round 18 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
bottom-ranked Pagrati was defeated by Ethnikos in Piraeus 100-82. Doukas smashed Irakleio at home 90-63. Iraklis won against GS Larissas on the opponent's court 82-74. Holargos managed to outperform Doxa Pefkon in a home game 101-96. Aiolos Astakou managed to beat Amyntas Dafnis on the road 70-64.

Panionios - Psyhiko 77-75

Sixth-ranked Psyhiko (9-9) made lots of trouble for first ranked Panionios (17-1) in Athens on Saturday. Panionios managed to secure only two-point victory 77-75. However their fans expected much easier game. The best player for the winners was Bosnian-British center Fahro Alihodzic (208-89, college: UAB) who scored 19 points and 8 rebounds. The former international forward Nikos Barlos (203-79) chipped in 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Nikolaos Papanikolaou (209-85) who recorded 19 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and Croatian guard Sven Smajlagic (195-90) added 14 points and 9 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Psyhiko's coach Nikos Remendelas rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Panionios have a solid four-game winning streak. Newly promoted Panionios maintains first position with 17-1 record. Psyhiko at the other side keeps the sixth place with nine games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Panionios' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Athens to the arena Pagrati.
Top scorers:
Psyhiko: N.Papanikolaou 19+6reb+2ast, S.Smajlagic 14+9reb, V.Mouratos 13+1ast, D.Achis 12+1reb+1ast, J.Sinis 7+5reb, T.Nikou 6+1reb+7ast
Panionios: F.Alihodzic 19+8reb, M.Pelekanos 15+6reb+3ast, N.Barlos 13+8reb+4ast, N.Michalos 10+1reb+3ast, S.Karydas 8+1reb+3ast, M.Matalon 7+5reb+2ast
gschID: 493907


Ethnikos - Pagrati 100-82

There was no surprise in Piraeus where 16th ranked Pagrati (2-16) was defeated by eighth ranked Ethnikos (9-9) 100-82 on Saturday. Ethnikos looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. Swingman Nikos Kokkalis (198-85) scored 34 points (!!!) and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and center Kostas Macheras (205-85) chipped in 21 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. Ethnikos' coach Vangelis Vlahos used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was naturalized American swingman Nicholas Paulos (201-91, college: NC-Greensboro) with 25 points and 8 rebounds and point guard Sokratis Psaropoulos (191-92) scored 9 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Ethnikos moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Pagrati lost fifth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 16 games lost. Ethnikos will meet Irakleio (#14) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Pagrati's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Athens Panionios.
Top scorers:
Pagrati: N.Paulos 25+8reb+2ast, G.Ralatos 17+6reb+1ast, S.Psaropoulos 9+10reb+6ast, K.Ezomo 8+1reb, A.Skoufis 7+4reb+3ast, C.Karavolas 6+7reb+8ast
Ethnikos: N.Kokkalis 34+4reb+4ast, K.Macheras 21+12reb+4ast, A.Antonakis 11+4reb+2ast, V.Drosos 9+1ast, S.Halaris 8+3reb+1ast, P.Martzos 8+4reb+4ast
gschID: 493906


Faros - Kavala 105-61

The game with biggest result difference took place in Keratsiniou. Local Faros (12-5) outscored 13th ranked Kavala (5-12) 105-61 on Saturday night. Faros shot 60.9 percent from the field and made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Kavala turnovers and had a 28-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Faros especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.0 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Kavala's players. Vaggelis Karaboulas (198-81) scored 26 points and 8 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and Kostas Kakaroudis (204-83) chipped in 20 points and 5 assists during the contest. Four Faros players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was naturalized Nigerian guard Etinosa Erevbenagie (186-95) with 14 points and Polish-American guard Andy Mazurczak (188, college: Wisc.-Parkside, agency: Duran International) scored 12 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Faros have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 12-5 record. Kavala lost third consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth place with 12 games lost. Faros will meet at home Amyntas Dafnis (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Kavala will play against Psyhiko and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Kavala: E.Erevbenagie 14+3reb+2ast, C.Kelaidis 12+2reb, A.Mazurczak 12+1reb+3ast, A.Dialo 8+4reb+1ast, Manakas 7+2reb+2ast, S.Gkelios 5+6reb+1ast
Faros: V.Karaboulas 26+8reb, K.Kakaroudis 20+4reb+5ast, F.Vasilopoulos 14+6ast, G.Skordilis 11+4reb+1ast, G.Kountouras 10+4reb+1ast, G.Dimakos 9+6reb+5ast
gschID: 493908


Doukas - Irakleio 90-63

No shocking result in a game in Athens where second ranked Doukas (15-2) smashed 14th ranked Irakleio (4-13) 90-63 on Saturday. Doukas made 20-of-25 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Guard Alexis Kiritsis (198-82) scored 21 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international guard Panagiotis Kafkis (197-80) chipped in 12 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was forward Dimitris Lolas (203-86) with 8 points and 6 rebounds and Serbian center Damir Latovic (204-80) scored 10 points and 6 rebounds. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Doukas have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 15-2 record having just three points less than leader Panionios. Newly promoted Irakleio keeps the fourteenth place with 13 games lost. Doukas will meet Iraklis (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Irakleio will play against Ethnikos (#7) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Irakleio: I.Lianos 12+3reb, D.Latovic 10+6reb, M.Papadakis 9+2reb+3ast, T.Koupidis 9+1reb+1ast, D.Lolas 8+6reb+3ast, K.Pallis 6+3reb+1ast
Doukas: A.Kiritsis 21+6reb+2ast, P.Kafkis 12+4reb+2ast, A.Kanonidis 11+3reb, I.Miledijevic 10+2reb+1ast, G.Molfetas 9+2reb, G.Rubio 8+5reb+3ast
gschID: 493905


GS Larissas - Iraklis 74-82

Very expected game when 15th ranked GS Larissas (4-14) was defeated at home by third ranked Iraklis (15-3) 82-74 on Saturday. Guard Yannis Gagaloudis (192-78) scored 31 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Lithuanian Ronaldas Rutkauskas (203-92) chipped in 12 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. Four Iraklis players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was forward Sotiris Gioulekas (203-79) with 22 points and 5 rebounds and Serbian guard Stefan Nikolic (193-87) scored 16 points. Iraklis maintains third position with 15-3 record having just two points less than leader Panionios. Newly promoted GS Larissas keeps the fifteenth place with 14 games lost. Iraklis will meet at home league's second-placed Doukas in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. GS Larissas' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Larissas to the arena AE Larissas.
Top scorers:
GS Larissas: S.Gioulekas 22+5reb+2ast, S.Nikolic 16+3reb+3ast, E.Bebis 12+2reb+3ast, C.Koutras 9+5reb+4ast, R.Tsourakis 6+8reb+1ast, A.Spyropoulos 6+4reb+1ast
Iraklis: Y.Gagaloudis 31+2reb+4ast, R.Rutkauskas 12+10reb+1ast, V.Angelakopoulos 11+10reb, D.Kalaitzidis 10+4reb+4ast, S.Chrysopoulos 7+2reb+1ast, M.Giannakidis 5+5reb
gschID: 493904


Arkadikos - AE Larissas 86-59

We should mention about the upset which took place in Arkadia, where higher ranked AE Larissas (9-9) was outleveled in a road game by twelfth ranked Arkadikos (7-11) 86-59. Arkadikos outrebounded AE Larissas 41-30 including 30 on the defensive glass. AE Larissas was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for center Savvas Tsougarakis (207-86) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds. Forward Giannis Prodromou (196-87) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Prodromou is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Guard Theodoros Tsiloulis (190-93) replied with 13 points and 4 assists and forward Nikos Tsoutsos (202-82) added 9 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for AE Larissas. Arkadikos moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Amyntas Dafnis and Doxa Pefkon. AE Larissas lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the sixth position with nine games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Arkadikos will play against Doxa Pefkon (#12) on the road in the next round. AE Larissas' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Larissas GS Larissas.
Top scorers:
AE Larissas: T.Tsiloulis 13+2reb+4ast, G.Staboulis 12+5reb, M.Politis 11+1reb+1ast, N.Tsoutsos 9+10reb, G.Papachristos 7+1reb+3ast, A.Deligiorgis 5+6reb+3ast
Arkadikos: S.Tsougarakis 26+13reb+3ast, D.Redikas 19+2reb+2ast, G.Prodromou 11+11reb+2ast, I.Karamalegkos 9+4reb+6ast, K.Garbis 7+1ast, D.Kourepis 6+3reb
gschID: 493903


Holargos - Doxa Pefkon 101-96

Rather predictable result when ninth ranked Holargos (9-9) beat at home 11th ranked Doxa Pefkon (7-11) 101-96 on Saturday. Holargos made 35-of-45 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Doxa Pefkon turnovers. Center Apostolos Koutroulias (206-76) had a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and naturalized Australian guard Triantafillos Tzakopoulos (185-85) chipped in 15 points during the contest. Holargos' coach used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was forward Dimitris Kalampakas (202-89) with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and Apostolos Naoumis (198-93) scored 17 points and 6 rebounds. Five Holargos and four Doxa Pefkon players scored in double figures. Holargos moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Doxa Pefkon dropped to the tenth position with 11 games lost. They share it with Amyntas Dafnis and Arkadikos. Holargos will meet higher ranked Aiolos Astakou (#5) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Doxa Pefkon will play against Arkadikos (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Doxa Pefkon: D.Kalampakas 18+11reb+4ast, A.Naoumis 17+6reb+3ast, N.Diplaros 14+2reb+2ast, K.Jawara 14+5reb+2ast, D.Chatzikyriakidis 9+3reb+2ast, D.Geromichalos 8+3reb+5ast
Holargos: A.Koutroulias 23+10reb+2ast, T.Tzakopoulos 15+4reb+3ast, I.Milosevic 15+2reb+2ast, M.Popadic 14+3reb+1ast, A.Kallinikidis 10+6reb, N.Bochoridis 8+2ast
gschID: 493902


Amyntas Dafnis - Aiolos Astakou 64-70

Not a big story in a game in Athens where 10th ranked Amyntas Dafnis (7-11) was defeated by fifth ranked Aiolos Astakou (11-7) 70-64 on Saturday. Aiolos Astakou made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Aiolos Astakou had a 35-22 advantage in offensive rebounds. The former international power forward Tasos Charismidis (203-81) had a double-double by scoring 11 points and 16 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Vassilis Kitsoulis (204-83) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Four Aiolos Astakou players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was guard Ioannis Angelopoulos (194-91) with 10 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists and point guard Leonidas Zoupas (182-82) scored 13 points and 7 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Newly promoted Aiolos Astakou maintains fifth position with 11-7 record. Amyntas Dafnis at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the tenth place with 11 games lost. They share the position with Arkadikos and Doxa Pefkon. Aiolos Astakou will meet at home Holargos (#6) in the next round. Amyntas Dafnis will play against Faros (#4) in Keratsiniou and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Amyntas Dafnis: L.Zoupas 13+2reb+7ast, I.Angelopoulos 10+7reb+6ast, C.Barbas 9+1reb+3ast, S.Diamantopoulos 8+2reb+2ast, T.Vardianos 7+2reb+2ast, C.Vogiatzis 6+4reb
Aiolos Astakou: N.Kaklamanos 16+1reb+4ast, V.Kitsoulis 15+6reb+2ast, T.Charismidis 11+16reb+1ast, F.Koumpouras 10+3reb+5ast, G.Brozos 5+6reb+1ast, S.Papadionysiou 4+4reb+3ast
gschID: 493901





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  HOLLAND  

Standings - Promotie Divisie

Prom.Divisie Standings
 1. Grasshoppers 13-1 
 2. Lions 13-4 
 3. Lokomotief 10-5 
 4. De Groene 9-5 
 5. Red Giants 9-7 
 6. Groningen 8-6 
 7. Leiden 2 8-8 
 8. CobraNova 7-9 
 9. Black Eagles 6-8 
 10. New Stars 5-11 
 11. Punch 3-12 
 12. De Hoppers 0-15 

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 18: Black Eagles - New Stars 78-53
Feb. 19: De Groene - New Stars 78-53
Feb. 19: Punch - Lions 64-84
Mar. 4: New Stars - Lions
Mar. 4: Groningen - Punch
Mar. 4: Leiden 2 - De Groene
Mar. 4: CobraNova - Lokomotief
Mar. 4: Grasshoppers - Black Eagles
Mar. 4: De Groene - Red Giants
Feb. 25: Punch - Black Eagles
Feb. 25: De Hoppers - De Groene



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  ICELAND  

Standings - Iceland Express League

Dominos League Standings
 1. KR 14-4 
 2. Tindastoll 13-5 
 3. Stjarnan 13-5 
 4. Thor Thorl 10-8 
 5. Grindavik 10-8 
 6. Keflavik 9-9 
 7. Thor AK 9-9 
 8. Njardvik 9-9 
 9. IR 8-10 
 10. Skallagrimur 7-11 
 11. Haukar 6-12 
 12. Snaefell 0-18 

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 19: KR - IR 95-73
Feb. 20: Tindastoll - Stjarnan 92-69
Feb. 19: Grindavik - Keflavik 85-92
Feb. 19: Haukar - Njardvik 73-78
Feb. 19: Thor Thorl - Thor AK 73-68
Feb. 19: Skallagrimur - Snaefell 122-119

Regular Season: Round 19

Feb. 23: Stjarnan - Skallagrimur
Feb. 23: Snaefell - Grindavik
Feb. 23: Keflavik - Haukar
Feb. 23: Njardvik - KR
Feb. 23: IR - Thor AK
Feb. 23: Tindastoll - Thor Thorl


Stats Leaders (Men)

Points Per Game
 Amin STEVENS
  Keflavik
  (203-F-90)
  Avg: 30.3
 1. Stevens, Keflavik30.3 
 2. Wright, Haukar29.4 
 3. Whitfield, Skallagr.28.8 
 4. Carberry, Thor T.27.2 
 5. Hester, Tindastoll24.0 
 6. Samb, Tindastoll22.0 
 7. Beamon, Thor AK21.5 
 8. Odunsi, Stjarnan21.2 
 9. Barrett, Snaefell21.0 
 10. Clinch, Grindavik20.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Amin STEVENS
  Keflavik
  (203-F-90)
  Avg: 15.6
 1. Stevens, Keflavik15.6 
 2. Whitfield, Skallagr.15.5 
 3. Baeringsson, Stjar.13.0 
 4. Carberry, Thor T.11.6 
 5. Barrett, Snaefell11.3 
 6. Hester, Tindastoll11.2 
 7. Samb, Tindastoll9.5 
 8. Wright, Haukar9.2 
 9. Hankins-Cole, IR8.7 
 10. Ermolinskij, KR8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Hordur VILHJALMSSON
  Kefla.
  (194-G-88)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Vilhjalmsson, Kefla.6.5 
 2. Ermolinskij, KR6.4 
 3. Birgisson, Tindastoll6.1 
 4. Barja, Haukar5.5 
 5. Clinch, Grindavik5.3 
 6. Bjornsson, Skallagr.5.2 
 7. Baeringsson, Stjar.4.9 
 8. Shouse, Stjarnan4.9 
 9. Sigurdarson, IR4.7 
 10. Carberry, Thor T.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Danero THOMAS
  IR
  (196-F-86)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Thomas, IR3.3 
 2. Hunter, IR3.1 
 3. Barrett, Snaefell3.1 
 4. Birgisson, Tindastoll2.8 
 5. Olafsson, Grindavik2.2 
 6. Stevens, Keflavik2.1 
 7. Rikhardsson, Tinda.2.0 
 8. Wright, Haukar1.8 
 9. Stefansson, KR1.7 
 10. Jonsson, Keflavik1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Tryggvi HLINASON
  Thor AK
  (215-C-97)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Hlinason, Thor AK2.6 
 2. Hankins-Cole, IR2.0 
 3. Dempsey, Njardvik1.7 
 4. Austin, Stjarnan1.5 
 5. Magnusson, Haukar1.5 
 6. Barrett, Snaefell1.4 
 7. Baeringsson, Stjar.1.4 
 8. Jackson, Njardvik1.3 
 9. Samb, Tindastoll1.3 
 10. Saevarsson, Grind.1.2 


Icelandic Dominos League round 17 best performance: Antonio Hester (by Court Side) - by Eurobasket News

American Forward Antonio Hester (198-F-90) put on an amazing game in the last round for Tindastoll, receiving a Court Side Player of the Week award for round 17.
The 26-year old player had a double-double of 43 points and 11 rebounds, while his team outclassed, the league's bottom-ranked team Snaefell (#12, 0-18) with 45-point margin 104-59. Tindastoll maintains the 3rd position in Icelandic Dominos League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Tindastoll will need more victories to improve their 12-5 record. In the team's last game Hester had a remarkable 72.7% from 2-point range. He turned to be Tindastoll's top player in his first season with the team. Former Mobile University star has very solid stats this year. Hester is in league's top in points (5th best: 24.2ppg), rebounds (5th best: 11.3rpg) and averages impressive 1.1bpg and 63.0% FGP. Worth to mention Hester played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

The second best player in last round's games was 26-year old American Amin Stevens (203-F-90) of Keflavik. Stevens had a very good evening with a double-double of 31 points and 20 rebounds. Of course he led Keflavik to another comfortable win 93-80 over the lower-ranked Skallagrimur (#10, 7-11) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed Keflavik to move up to 6th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 9-9 record is not bad and everything may still change. Stevens is a newcomer at Keflavik, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 30.0ppg (#2). He also registered 15.5 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was former international forward Hlynur Baeringsson (200-F/C-82) of league's second-best Stjarnan. Baeringsson showcased his all-around game by recording 20 points, twelve rebounds (!!!) and seven assists in the last round. He was a key player of Stjarnan, leading his team to a 86-78 win against #4 ranked Thor Thorl in a game of the week. Stjarnan needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 13 victories and 4 lost games. Baeringsson has a great season in Iceland. After 17 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 12.9rpg (3rd best) and assists with 5.1apg (6th best). He also has 1.5bpg and FGP: 56.6%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Tobin Carberry (193-G-91) of Thor Thorl - 30 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Matthias Sigurdarson (180-PG-94) of IR - 27 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Petur Birgisson (185-G-96) of Tindastoll - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists
7. Tryggvi Hlinason (215-C-97) of Thor AK - 16 points and 12 rebounds
8. Sigtryggur Bjornsson (180-PG-93) of Skallagrimur - 23 points and 7 rebounds
9. Danero Thomas (196-F-86) of IR - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
10. George Beamon (193-G-91) of Thor AK - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists

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

The Player of the Week awards are presented by Court Side. Court Side is the global leader in basketball management, and is widely regarded as the most dynamic and innovative company of its kind. It was the first Basketball Agency to launch its own website, and the first to have its own database. Court Side has more agents and manpower within its organization, than any other competitor, and its international network of basketball contacts is still unparalleled.



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  INDIA  

Standings - D1

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Feb. 20: Bengaluru - Pune P. 94-96
Feb. 20: Hydrabad S. - Chennai S. 93-84

Regular Season: Round 6

Feb. 21: Delhi C. - Haryana G.
Feb. 21: Punjab S. - Mumbai Ch.


UBA League Round 4: Delhi C. hand first defeat to Punjab S. - by Eurobasket News

Punjab S. (1-1) recorded its first loss on the court of third ranked Delhi C. on Sunday night. Visitors were edged by Delhi C. 99-96. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 30-21 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Delhi C. forced 20 Punjab S. turnovers and outrebounded them 45-32 including a 18-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. American guard Ronald March (196-93, college: Philander Smith) fired 30 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 blocks for the winners. Janbandhu Vinay chipped in 17 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists. Delhi C.'s coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American guard Dermaine Crockrell (185-89, college: Bemidji St.) produced 42 points (!!!), 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals for lost side. It was the only win of host team this round and in all other games visitors recorded victories. Delhi C. left bottom position moving up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Punjab S. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Faridabad. Top-ranked Mumbai Ch. faced 4th ranked Haryana G.. Guests from (2-0) defeated host Haryana G. (0-2) 123-110. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Alex Scales (192-78, college: Oregon) who helped to win the game recording 45 points (!!!) and 4 assists. Jimmy Scroggins contributed with 21 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American guard De'Sean Mattox (185, college: E.Oregon) replied with 39 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 7 assists (made all of his seven free throws) for Haryana G.Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Mumbai Ch. maintains first position with 2-0 record, which they share with Pune P. Haryana G. at the other side still closes the standings with two games lost. They share the position with Bengaluru. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

Delhi C. - Punjab S. 99-96

Punjab S. (1-1) recorded its first loss on the court of third ranked Delhi C. on Sunday night. Visitors were edged by Delhi C. 99-96. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 30-21 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Delhi C. forced 20 Punjab S. turnovers and outrebounded them 45-32 including a 18-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. American guard Ronald March (196-93, college: Philander Smith) fired 30 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 blocks for the winners. Janbandhu Vinay chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists. March is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Delhi C.'s coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American guard Dermaine Crockrell (185-89, college: Bemidji St.) produced 42 points (!!!), 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals and the former international power forward Gurvinder Singh Gill (200-96) added 19 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Five Delhi C. and four Punjab S. players scored in double figures. It was the only win of host team this round and in all other games visitors recorded victories. Delhi C. left bottom position moving up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Punjab S. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Punjab S.: D.Crockrell 42+6reb+7ast, G.Singh Gill 19+3reb+4ast, R.Singh 12+7reb+3ast, A.Pari 10+4reb+4ast, R.Kumar 7+3reb+1ast, R.Bharadwaj 6+7reb+3ast
Delhi C.: R.March 30+5reb+8ast, J.Vinay 17+5reb+10ast, A.Pratap 16+8reb+2ast, A.Singh 15+9reb+1ast, M.Bek 11+7reb+2ast, S.Smithin 8+9reb
gschID: 536709


Haryana G. - Mumbai Ch. 110-123

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Faridabad. Top-ranked Mumbai Ch. faced 4th ranked Haryana G.. Guests from (2-0) defeated host Haryana G. (0-2) 123-110. The game was mostly controlled by Mumbai Ch.. Haryana G. was better in third quarter 37-34. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Mumbai Ch. dominated down low during the game scoring 76 of its points in the paint compared to Haryana G.'s 42. Mumbai Ch. forced 22 Haryana G. turnovers and outrebounded them 41-30 including 17 on the offensive glass. Haryana G. was plagued by 33 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Alex Scales (192-78, college: Oregon) who helped to win the game recording 45 points (!!!) and 4 assists. Canadian Jimmy Scroggins (, college: Regina) contributed with 21 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American guard De'Sean Mattox (185, college: E.Oregon) replied with 39 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 7 assists (made all of his seven free throws) and naturalized Australian guard Eban Hyams (196-81, college: Georgia Perimeter) added 15 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Haryana G.Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Mumbai Ch. maintains first position with 2-0 record, which they share with Pune P. Haryana G. at the other side still closes the standings with two games lost. They share the position with Bengaluru. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Haryana G.: D.Mattox 39+9reb+7ast, P.Mishra 20+4reb+2ast, Y.Singh 17+4reb, E.Hyams 15+7reb+6ast, Jaskaran 7+3reb, S.Sridhar 5+1reb
Mumbai Ch.: A.Scales 45+3reb+4ast, J.Scroggins 21+9reb+2ast, J.Bains 12+3reb+1ast, N.Kumar 10+5reb+1ast, P.Venkatesh 10+2reb, Jeevenathan 7+6reb
gschID: 536708





Indian UBA League round 3 best performance: Tevin Kelly (by Court Side) - by Eurobasket News

American Tevin Kelly put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Hydrabad S., receiving a Court Side Player of the Week award for round 3.
The player was the main contributor (51 points, seven rebounds and six assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Bengaluru (#4, 0-2), the league's bottom-ranked team 113-103. Hydrabad S. is placed at 3rd position in their group in Indian UBA League. Hydrabad S. is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 1-1 record. In the team's last game Kelly had a remarkable 62.5% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Hydrabad S. and just after two games he already turned to be a very valuable addition to the team. Tevin Kelly has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (4th best: 38.0ppg), assists (9th best: 6.0apg) and averages impressive 68.4% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 26-year old American Chris Solomon (191-G-90) of Bengaluru. Solomon had a very good evening with 48 points and 4 rebounds. Bad luck as Bengaluru lost that game 103-113 to Hydrabad S. (1-1). The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Solomon is one of the most experienced players at Bengaluru and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 40.0ppg (#2).

Third on the list of top players last round was another Hydrabad S.'s star - American forward Mak Boskailo (206-F). Boskailo got into 30-points club by scoring 31 points in the last round. He went also for thirteen rebounds . He was another key player of Hydrabad S., helping his team with a 113-103 win against #4 ranked Bengaluru in a game of the week. Hydrabad S. needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams in South. Their record at this point is 1 victories and 1 lost games. Boskailo has a great season in India. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 9.0rpg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Vishesh Bhriguvanshi (192-G-91) of Bengaluru - 19 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Rikin Pethani (203-C-90) of Chennai S. - 21 points and 10 rebounds
6. Pierre Newton (196-G-93) of Pune P. - 17 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Amritpal Singh (212-C/F-91) of Pune P. - 15 points and 11 rebounds
8. Parveen Kumar) of Hydrabad S. - 11 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Agu Chukwunanu) of Chennai S. - 15 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists
10. Vicky) of Pune P. - 9 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists

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

The Player of the Week awards are presented by Court Side. Court Side is the global leader in basketball management, and is widely regarded as the most dynamic and innovative company of its kind. It was the first Basketball Agency to launch its own website, and the first to have its own database. Court Side has more agents and manpower within its organization, than any other competitor, and its international network of basketball contacts is still unparalleled.



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Indonesian IBL round 10 best performance: Kore White (by Court Side) - by Eurobasket News

American-Jamaican Forward Kore White (205-F-89) had a very impressive game in the last round for Pelita Jaya, receiving a Court Side Player of the Week award for round 10.
The 27-year old player had a double-double of 30 points and 16 rebounds, while his team outclassed, the league's bottom-ranked team Satya Wacana (#11, 0-8) with 28-point margin 84-56. Pelita Jaya maintains the 6th position in Indonesian IBL. Pelita Jaya is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 4-4 record. White just recently signed at Pelita Jaya, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Former University of South Florida star has very solid stats this year. White is in league's top in points (4th best: 24.3ppg), rebounds (5th best: 13.6rpg) and averages impressive 1.4bpg and 2.1spg.

The second best player in last round's games was another Pelita Jaya's star - young American Winston Grays (188-G-96, agency: SDJ Sports). Grays had a very good evening with 23 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course together with White he helped Pelita Jaya with another comfortable win outscoring Satya Wacana (#11, 0-8) 84-56. Pelita Jaya's 6th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 4-4 record is not bad and everything may still change. Grays is a newcomer at Pelita Jaya, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American center Nate Maxey (211-C-92) of Satya Wacana (#11). Maxey scored 11 points and grabbed sixteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Maxey's great performance Satya Wacana lost 56-84 to the higher-ranked Pelita Jaya (#6, 4-4). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Satya Wacana can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have awful season losing so far all 8 games. Too bad for Maxey he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Maxey has individually a great season in Indonesia. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 12.5rpg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Gary Jacobs (188-PG-92) of NSH GMC - 28 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Gian Gumilar (179-PG-86) of JNE BSC - 12 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Dechriston McKinney (203-F-92) of CLS Knights - 12 points and 15 rebounds
7. Abraham Damar Grahita (201-SF-95) of Aspac - 20 points and 5 rebounds
8. Jamarr Johnson (193-F-88) of CLS Knights - 6 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Vinton Surawi (185-PF-82) of JNE BSC - 22 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Jarron Crump (183-PG-92) of Satya Wacana - 16 points and 4 rebounds

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

The Player of the Week awards are presented by Court Side. Court Side is the global leader in basketball management, and is widely regarded as the most dynamic and innovative company of its kind. It was the first Basketball Agency to launch its own website, and the first to have its own database. Court Side has more agents and manpower within its organization, than any other competitor, and its international network of basketball contacts is still unparalleled.



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  IRAN  

Standings - Superleague

Superleague Standings
 1. Petrochimi 16-2 
 2. Naft Abadan 15-3 
 3. Azad 12-6 
 4. Arak 11-7 
 5. Chemidor 10-8 
 6. Tabriz 9-9 
 7. Kashan 7-11 
 8. Army 6-12 
 9. Gorgan 4-14 
 10. Shiraz a.s Pipe 0-18 

Regular Season: Round 13

Feb. 20: Naft Abadan - Chemidor 93-82
Feb. 20: Azad - Kashan 81-74
Feb. 20: Army - Gorgan 75-62
Feb. 20: Tabriz - Petrochimi 63-93


D1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Daequan COOK
  Chemidor
  (195-G-87)
  Avg: 25.3
 1. Cook, Chemidor25.3 
 2. Koljevic, Kashan22.6 
 3. Buljan, Kashan22.5 
 4. Robinson, Petrochimi20.2 
 5. Hosley, Arak19.2 
 6. Prince, Azad19.2 
 7. Toncinic, Gorgan18.6 
 8. Gacesa, Tabriz17.1 
 9. Marshall, Gorgan16.2 
 10. Jovanovic, Naft A.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arsalan KAZEMI
  Army
  (200-SF-90)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Kazemi, Army11.3 
 2. Buljan, Kashan10.1 
 3. Hassanzadeh, Naft A.9.9 
 4. Williams, Tabriz9.1 
 5. Toncinic, Gorgan8.8 
 6. Kardoust, Arak8.5 
 7. Cukinas, Chemidor7.5 
 8. Ranjbar, Shiraz a.7.3 
 9. Jones, Azad7.2 
 10. Taherpour, Shiraz a.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Ivan KOLJEVIC
  Kashan
  (187-PG-84)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Koljevic, Kashan5.3 
 2. Aslani, Army5.0 
 3. Robinson, Petrochimi4.8 
 4. Davarpanah, Naft A.4.2 
 5. Hosley, Arak3.6 
 6. Prince, Azad3.6 
 7. Marshall, Gorgan3.3 
 8. Perkins, Naft A.3.2 
 9. Nasajpour, Tabriz3.1 
 10. Jamshidi, Petrochimi3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Quinton HOSLEY
  Arak
  (201-F-84)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Hosley, Arak3.1 
 2. Kazemi, Army2.8 
 3. Nasajpour, Tabriz2.8 
 4. Perkins, Naft A.2.7 
 5. Prince, Azad2.5 
 6. Beigi, Army2.3 
 7. Davarpanah, Naft A.2.2 
 8. Mashayekhi, Naft A.1.9 
 9. Marshall, Gorgan1.7 
 10. Jones, Azad1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Sean WILLIAMS
  Tabriz
  (208-F-86)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Williams, Tabriz4.1 
 2. Kardoust, Arak1.1 
 3. Taherpour, Shiraz a.1.1 
 4. Ranjbar, Shiraz a.1.1 
 5. Mijovic, Kashan1.0 
 6. Toncinic, Gorgan0.9 
 7. Hassanzadeh, Naft A.0.7 
 8. Moradkhani, Azad0.7 
 9. Torabi, Army0.7 
 10. Nabipour, Petrochimi0.7 


Superleague Round 13: Naft Abadan beat Chemidor in the most crucial game of the week - by Eurobasket News

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Abadan. Second ranked Naft Abadan faced 4th placed Chemidor. Host Naft Abadan (15-3) defeated guests from Tehran (10-8) 93-82. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 93-82. Naft Abadan dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Chemidor's 38. American-Ivorian guard Doron Perkins (189-83, college: Santa Clara) fired a double-double by scoring 29 points, 15 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals for the winners. British power forward Ryan Richards (212-91, agency: Three Eye Sports) chipped in 18 points and 7 rebounds. American guard Daequan Cook (195-87, college: Ohio St.) produced 35 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds for lost side. Chemidor's coach Javad Rahmatipour rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Naft Abadan have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. They maintain second place with 15-3 record behind leader Petrochimi. Chemidor at the other side dropped to the fifth position with eight games lost. Naft Abadan are looking forward to face Shahrdari Gorgan (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Chemidor will play against Arak (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Leader Petrochimi delivered the sixteenth victory. This time they crushed 6th ranked Tabriz (9-9) 93-63. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman James White (201-82, college: Cincinnati, agency: Three Eye Sports) who helped to win the game recording 13 points. Oshin Sahakian contributed with 10 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. The former international point guard Erfan Nasajpour (177-84) answered with 8 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for Tabriz. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for Petrochimi. Defending champion maintains first place with 16-2 record. Tabriz lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the sixth position with nine games lost. Petrochimi will play against Azad (#3) in Tehran in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Tabriz will play on the road against Shiraz a.s Pipe and hopes to get back on the winning track.

In the last two games of round 13 Kashan was defeated by Azad in Tehran 81-74. Army beat Gorgan at home 75-62.

Azad - Kashan 81-74

There was no surprise in Tehran where 7th ranked Kashan (7-11) was defeated by third ranked Azad (12-6) 81-74. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Azad forced 20 Kashan turnovers. Kashan was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman JP Prince (203-87, college: Tennessee) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 8 rebounds. His fellow American import power forward Joseph Jones (206-86, college: Texas A&M) contributed with 16 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Azad's coach Farzad Kouhian allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Croatian center Zvonko Buljan (206-87, college: TCU) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds and international swingman Mohammad Shahrian (193) added 21 points in the effort for Kashan. Azad maintains third place with 12-6 record having four points less than leader Petrochimi. Kashan lost their third game in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the seventh position with 11 games lost. Azad will play against league's leader Petrochimi in Bandar Imam in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Kashan will play at home against Army (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Azad: J.Prince 24+8reb+2ast, A.Baheran 16+5reb+3ast, J.Jones 16+6reb+2ast, S.Hadizadeh 6+2reb, A.Doraghi 6+6reb, F.Sabouri 4+2reb+1ast
Kashan: M.Shahrian 21+2reb+1ast, Z.Buljan 18+11reb+2ast, M.Salehi-Bozorgi 10+6reb+2ast, M.Rezaei 8+8reb+3ast, M.Soleimani 7+2reb, M.Khaleghifar 5+9reb+3ast
gschID: 534380


Tabriz - Petrochimi 63-93

Leader Petrochimi delivered the sixteenth victory. This time they crushed 6th ranked Tabriz (9-9) 93-63. The game was mostly controlled by Petrochimi. Tabriz was better in fourth quarter 20-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman James White (201-82, college: Cincinnati, agency: Three Eye Sports) who helped to win the game recording 13 points. International Oshin Sahakian (200-86) contributed with 10 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Five Petrochimi players scored in double figures. The former international point guard Erfan Nasajpour (177-84) answered with 8 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and center Shahab Reyhani (210) added 12 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Tabriz. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for Petrochimi. Defending champion maintains first place with 16-2 record. Tabriz lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the sixth position with nine games lost. Petrochimi will play against Azad (#3) in Tehran in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Tabriz will play on the road against Shiraz a.s Pipe and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Petrochimi: M.Atashi 15+2reb, M.Jamshidi 14+2reb+1ast, J.White 13+4reb+3ast, B.Yakhchali 11+5reb+3ast, O.Sahakian 10+9reb+1ast, R.Lotfi 10+3reb+1ast
Tabriz: S.Reyhani 12+5reb, A. Taherkhani 12+2reb+2ast, N.Gacesa 11+3reb+1ast, E.Nasajpour 8+5reb+4ast, A.Bostanian 5+2reb, M.Falahat 5+3reb+1ast
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Naft Abadan - Chemidor 93-82

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Abadan. Second ranked Naft Abadan faced 4th placed Chemidor. Host Naft Abadan (15-3) defeated guests from Tehran (10-8) 93-82. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 93-82. Naft Abadan dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Chemidor's 38. American-Ivorian guard Doron Perkins (189-83, college: Santa Clara) fired a double-double by scoring 29 points, 15 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals for the winners. British power forward Ryan Richards (212-91, agency: Three Eye Sports) chipped in 18 points and 7 rebounds. American guard Daequan Cook (195-87, college: Ohio St.) produced 35 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds and the former international forward Amir Sedighi (203-93) added 13 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Chemidor's coach Javad Rahmatipour rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Naft Abadan have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. They maintain second place with 15-3 record behind leader Petrochimi. Chemidor at the other side dropped to the fifth position with eight games lost. Naft Abadan are looking forward to face Shahrdari Gorgan (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Chemidor will play against Arak (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Naft Abadan: D.Perkins 29+15reb+4ast, R.Richards 18+7reb+1ast, M.Mirzaei 15+8reb+2ast, M.Reza Akbari 11+3reb+1ast, S.Mashayekhi 9+3reb+2ast, S.Davarpanah 9+2reb+5ast
Chemidor: D.Cook 35+8reb+1ast, P.Kiani 14+5reb, A.Sedighi 13+7reb+2ast, J.Davari 11+5reb+5ast, P.Cukinas 4+3reb+1ast, I.Zandi 3+6reb+1ast
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Army - Gorgan 75-62

The game between closely ranked teams ended with eighth ranked Army's (6-12) home victory over 9th ranked Shahrdari Gorgan (4-14) 75-62. The game was mostly controlled by Army. Shahrdari Gorgan was better in third quarter 30-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Shahrdari Gorgan to just 3 points in second quarter. Army made 20-of-22 charity shots (90.9 percent) during the game. It was a very good performance for the former international center Mohammad Torabi (211-92) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws). The former international power forward Saleh Foroutannik (207-94) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Army's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international center Mohammad Shahsavand (210-77) answered with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds and center Mahdi Moradinasab (202-92) added 12 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Shahrdari Gorgan. Four Shahrdari Gorgan players scored in double figures. Army maintains eighth place with 6-12 record. Shahrdari Gorgan at the other side keeps the ninth position with 14 games lost. Army will play against higher ranked Kashan (#7) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Shahrdari Gorgan will play against the league's second-placed Naft Abadan having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Army: M.Torabi 17+13reb+1ast, A.Khalilnejad 10+5reb, S.Foroutannik 10+13reb+1ast, V.Dalirzahan 9+2reb, M.Tavana 8+4reb+4ast, F.Aslani 8+5reb+9ast
Gorgan: M.Hoseinpour 12+3reb+2ast, M.Moradinasab 12+7reb+1ast, M.Shirjang 12+2reb+1ast, M.Shahsavand 11+10reb, S.Salehiyaneh 8+4reb+2ast, S.Abramian 4+7reb
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Iranian Superleague round 18 best performance: Quinton Hosley (by Court Side) - by Eurobasket News

American-Georgian Forward Quinton Hosley (201-F-84) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Arak, receiving a Court Side Player of the Week award for round 18.
The 32-year old player was the main contributor (26 points, six rebounds and three assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Army (