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  ABA LEAGUE  


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ante ZIZIC
  Cibona
  (210-F/C-97)
  Avg: 20
 1. Zizic, Cibona20.0 
 2. Marinkovic, Zadar18.0 
 3. Boatright, Cedevita17.3 
 4. Lukovic, Krka16.4 
 5. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija16.4 
 6. Labovic, Karpos S.15.7 
 7. Jefferson, Un.Olimp.15.4 
 8. Hatcher, Partizan15.0 
 9. Waller, Mornar Bar14.8 
 10. Barac, Zadar14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ante ZIZIC
  Cibona
  (210-F/C-97)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Zizic, Cibona9.2 
 2. Kaba, Mega Leks7.8 
 3. Lukovic, Krka7.6 
 4. Oliver, Un.Olimpija7.4 
 5. Bilan, Cedevita7.3 
 6. Bolden, FMP7.3 
 7. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija7.1 
 8. Scott, MZT Skopje7.0 
 9. Klassen, Buducnost6.6 
 10. Zagorac, Mega Leks6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Scottie REYNOLDS
  Cibona
  (188-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Reynolds, Cibona6.7 
 2. Jackson, Cedevita6.6 
 3. Covic, FMP6.4 
 4. Williams, Buducnost6.2 
 5. Jovic, Crvena Z.6.2 
 6. Rebec, Krka5.9 
 7. Vladovic, Zadar4.8 
 8. Babic, Cedevita4.6 
 9. Diabate, MZT S.4.6 
 10. Bakic, Mornar Bar4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Vukota PAVIC
  Mornar Bar
  (203-C-93)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Pavic, Mornar Bar1.8 
 2. Vladovic, Zadar1.8 
 3. Hrovat, Un.Olimpija1.8 
 4. Labovic, Karpos S.1.7 
 5. Reynolds, Cibona1.7 
 6. Ramljak, Zadar1.6 
 7. Perry, Karpos S.1.6 
 8. Oliver, Un.Olimpija1.5 
 9. Kaba, Mega Leks1.5 
 10. Rozic, Cibona1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Partizan
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Lukovic, Partizan1.8 
 2. James, Buducnost1.6 
 3. Ellis, Mornar Bar1.5 
 4. Austin, FMP1.3 
 5. Scott, MZT Skopje1.3 
 6. Begic, Cedevita1.2 
 7. Zizic, Cibona1.2 
 8. Bolden, FMP1.0 
 9. Davidovac, FMP1.0 
 10. Nikolic, Buducnost1.0 


Round 23: Un.Olimpija edge Buducnost by two points - by Eurobasket News

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

The most exciting game of round 23 in the ABA League took place in Ljubljana. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 3rd placed Montenegrin Buducnost (16-7) to eighth ranked Slovenian Un.Olimpija (10-13) 81-79 on Wednesday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the guest team. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Buducnost. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Buducnost won third quarter 22-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Un.Olimpija looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was Serbian Nikola Jankovic (207-94, agency: BeoBasket) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds. American point guard Brandon Jefferson (175-91, college: Metro St.) chipped in 24 points. Canadian power forward Owen Klassen (208-91, college: Acadia) produced 15 points and 5 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the guests. Buducnost's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Un.Olimpija moved-up to seventh place, which they share with FMP. Defending Montenegrin champion Buducnost dropped to the fourth position with seven games lost. Un.Olimpija is looking forward to face league's leader Crvena Zvezda in Beograd in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Buducnost will play at home against FMP and is hoping to win this game.
One of the most interesting games of round 23 was a derby match between two teams from Croatia/KK-Cibona-VIP-Zagreb/184. The game took place in Zagreb where second ranked Cedevita won against host Cibona (11-12) 89-85. American point guard Ryan Boatright (183-92, college: Connecticut) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points and 4 assists. Miro Bilan contributed with 11 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Bosnian-Finnish power forward Emir Sulejmanovic (204-95) answered with 21 points and 6 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for Cibona. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Cedevita (18-6) have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Defending Croatian champion maintains second place having just nine point less than leader Crvena Zvezda. Cibona lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with 12 games lost. They share it with Igokea. Cedevita will play against Karpos Sokoli (#10) in Skopje in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Cibona will play on the road against KK Zadar (#14) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Serbian leader Crvena Zvezda delivered the twenty second victory on Tuesday night. This time they crushed 9th ranked FYR Macedonian Karpos Sokoli (9-15) 98-61 in Skopje. It was a great evening for Marko Guduric who led his team to a victory scoring 10 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Crvena Zvezda's coach felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Dragan Labovic responded with 20 points and 6 rebounds. Defending Serbian champion maintains first place with 22-1 record. Karpos Sokoli lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the tenth position with 15 games lost. Crvena Zvezda will meet at home Un.Olimpija (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Karpos Sokoli will play against the league's second-placed Cedevita in Zagreb and hope to secure a win.
Twelfth-ranked Croatian KK Zadar (7-16) made lots of trouble for third ranked Serbian Partizan (17-6) in Beograd. Partizan managed to secure only one-point victory 87-86. However their fans expected much easier game. It was an exceptional evening for Stefan Bircevic who led the winners and scored 26 points and 6 rebounds. KK Zadar's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Partizan maintains third place with 17-6 record having just seven point less than leader Crvena Zvezda. KK Zadar at the other side dropped to the bottom position with 16 games lost. Partizan's next round opponent will be Mega Leks (#9) in Sremska Mitrovica which should be theoretically an easy game. KK Zadar will play at home against Cibona (#5) and hope to win that game.

Other games of round 23 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Krka was defeated by Igokea in Aleksandrovac 85-72. Mornar Bar was beaten by Mega Leks at home 81-89. MZT Skopje was destroyed by FMP on the opponent's court 101-82.
The best stats of 23th round was 14 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists by Djordje Milosevic of Igokea.

Partizan - Zadar 87-86

Twelfth-ranked Croatian KK Zadar (7-16) made lots of trouble for third ranked Serbian Partizan (17-6) in Beograd. Partizan managed to secure only one-point victory 87-86. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But KK Zadar won fourth quarter 25-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Partizan players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by KK Zadar helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for power forward Stefan Bircevic (210-89) who led the winners and scored 26 points and 6 rebounds. Center Uros Lukovic (213-89, agency: BeoBasket) accounted for 21 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. Four Partizan players scored in double figures. Bosnian forward Boris Barac (205-92) came up with 27 points and 7 rebounds and Croatian-Slovenian guard Maj Kovacevic (196-90) added 16 points respectively for KK Zadar in the defeat. KK Zadar's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Partizan maintains third place with 17-6 record having just seven point less than leader Crvena Zvezda. KK Zadar at the other side dropped to the bottom position with 16 games lost. Partizan's next round opponent will be Mega Leks (#9) in Sremska Mitrovica which should be theoretically an easy game. KK Zadar will play at home against Cibona (#5) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Partizan: S.Bircevic 26+6reb+1ast, U.Lukovic 21+7reb, A.Vrabac 11+5reb+4ast, M.Andric 11+2reb+3ast, S.Pot 8+2reb+5ast, F.Robinson 6+6ast
Zadar: B.Barac 27+7reb+3ast, M.Kovacevic 16+3reb+1ast, J.Vladovic 9+2reb+5ast, I.Marinkovic 8+9reb+2ast, M.Brzoja 8+1reb+1ast, Y.Franke 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 476291


Igokea - Krka 85-72

There was no surprise in Aleksandrovac where 12th ranked Slovenian Krka (7-16) was defeated by sixth ranked Bosnian Igokea (11-12) 85-72. Krka was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Igokea dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Krka's 32. They outrebounded Krka 39-26 including a 28-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was an exceptional evening for Serbian Djordje Milosevic (199-93) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. American point guard James Robinson (190-94, college: Pittsburgh) accounted for 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winning side. Four Igokea players scored in double figures. Point guard Matic Rebec (181-95) came up with 14 points and 7 assists and Serbian Marko Lukovic (207-92, agency: BeoBasket) added 17 points respectively for Krka in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Defending Bosnian champion moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Cibona. Krka lost their third game in a row. They keep the twelfth position with 16 games lost. Igokea's next round opponent will be MZT Skopje (#11) on the road which should be theoretically an easy game. Krka will play against Mornar Bar and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Igokea: V.Radivojevic 17+2reb+2ast, J.Robinson 16+6reb+6ast, D.Milosevic 14+11reb+4ast, M.Pasajlic 14+2reb+1ast, R.Rikic 7+2reb+2ast, S.Micovic 6+3reb
Krka: M.Lukovic 17+2reb+1ast, M.Rebec 14+4reb+7ast, R.Curry 13+2reb+2ast, E.Kastrati 8+6reb+1ast, Z.Dimec 6+3reb, S.Cebular 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 476293


Un.Olimpija - Buducnost 81-79

The most exciting game of round 23 in the ABA League took place in Ljubljana. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 3rd placed Montenegrin Buducnost (16-7) to eighth ranked Slovenian Un.Olimpija (10-13) 81-79 on Wednesday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the guest team. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Buducnost. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Buducnost won third quarter 22-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Un.Olimpija looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was Serbian Nikola Jankovic (207-94, agency: BeoBasket) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds. American point guard Brandon Jefferson (175-91, college: Metro St.) chipped in 24 points. Canadian power forward Owen Klassen (208-91, college: Acadia) produced 15 points and 5 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and American guard JR Reynolds (188-84, college: Virginia, agency: Inception Sports) added 17 points respectively for the guests. Four Buducnost players scored in double figures. Buducnost's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Un.Olimpija moved-up to seventh place, which they share with FMP. Defending Montenegrin champion Buducnost dropped to the fourth position with seven games lost. Un.Olimpija is looking forward to face league's leader Crvena Zvezda in Beograd in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Buducnost will play at home against FMP and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Un.Olimpija: B.Jefferson 24+1reb+3ast, N.Jankovic 24+11reb, G.Hrovat 12+4reb+8ast, D.Oliver 8+3reb+4ast, J.Pelko 6+2reb+2ast, S.Milosevic 4+2reb
Buducnost: J.Reynolds 17+2ast, O.Klassen 15+5reb, S.Sehovic 10+5reb, B.Savovic 10+5reb+4ast, P.Popovic 8+2reb+3ast, A.Ilic 6+4reb
gschID: 476288


Mornar Bar - Mega Leks 81-89

No shocking result in a game when tenth ranked Serbian Mega Leks (9-14) defeated on the road 13th ranked Montenegrin Mornar Bar (7-16) 89-81. Mornar Bar was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Mega Leks players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. It was an exceptional evening for guard Ognjen Jaramaz (193-95, agency: BeoBasket) who led the winners and scored 21 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Point guard Jovan Novak (188-94) accounted for 12 points and 6 assists for the winning side. American point guard Lamont Jones (183-90, college: Iona, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) came up with 14 points and 4 assists and FYR Macedonian center Vukota Pavic (203-93) added 14 points respectively for Mornar Bar in the defeat. Four Mega Leks and five Mornar Bar players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. The victory was the third consecutive win for Mega Leks. They moved-up to ninth place. Mornar Bar lost their fourth game in a row. They dropped to the twelfth position with 16 games lost. Mega Leks' next round opponent will be higher ranked Partizan (#3) in Beograd and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Mornar Bar will play on the road against Krka (#12) in Novo Mesto and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Mega Leks: O.Jaramaz 21+4reb+2ast, A.Marelja 13+1reb+2ast, J.Novak 12+3reb+6ast, R.Zagorac 11+5reb+3ast, M.Tejic 9+3reb+2ast, N.Rebic 8+1reb+5ast
Mornar Bar: L.Jones 14+2reb+4ast, V.Pavic 14+4reb+1ast, B.Bakic 12+1reb+1ast, O.Ellis 10+5reb+1ast, A.Waller 10+5reb+3ast, M.Mugosa 6+3reb
gschID: 476292


FMP - MZT Skopje 101-82

Very expected game in Beograd where 11th ranked FYR Macedonian MZT Skopje (8-15) was rolled over by seventh ranked Serbian FMP (10-13) 101-82. The game without a history. FMP led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They also forced 21 MZT Skopje turnovers. FMP players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. It was an exceptional evening for power forward Dragan Apic (206-95) who led the winners and scored 17 points and 9 rebounds. American center Isaiah Austin (216-93, college: Baylor) accounted for 20 points for the winning side. American forward Josh Scott (208-93, college: Colorado, agency: Pensack Sports) came up with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!) and Serbian swingman Djordje Drenovac (201-92) added 14 points respectively for MZT Skopje in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. MZT Skopje's coach gave the chance to play for ten players seeing no chance for a win. FMP maintains seventh place with 10-13 record, which they share with Un.Olimpija. Defending FYR Macedonian champion MZT Skopje keeps the eleventh position with 15 games lost. FMP's next round opponent will be higher ranked Buducnost (#4) in Podgorica and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. MZT Skopje will play at home against Igokea (#6) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
FMP: I.Austin 20+2reb, D.Apic 17+9reb+3ast, M.Ljubicic 15+3ast, D.Davidovac 12+4reb+2ast, S.Lazarevic 11+1reb+1ast, N.Zizic 8+3reb+3ast
MZT Skopje: J.Scott 26+10reb+1ast, D.Drenovac 14+4reb+1ast, C.Kloof 12+1reb+6ast, J.Lalic 10+7reb, M.Simonovski 7+3reb, X.Thames 4+3reb+4ast
gschID: 476287


Cibona - Cedevita 85-89

One of the most interesting games of round 23 was a derby match between two teams from Croatia/KK-Cibona-VIP-Zagreb/184. The game took place in Zagreb where second ranked Cedevita won against host Cibona (11-12) 89-85. Cibona was ahead by 5 points at the halftime before a 48-39 second half run of Cedevita. They made 23-of-26 charity shots (88.5 percent) during the game. American point guard Ryan Boatright (183-92, college: Connecticut) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points and 4 assists. Center Miro Bilan (213-89, agency: BeoBasket) contributed with 11 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Bosnian-Finnish power forward Emir Sulejmanovic (204-95) answered with 21 points and 6 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and forward Nik Slavica (201-97) added 12 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Cibona. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Cedevita (18-6) have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Defending Croatian champion maintains second place having just nine point less than leader Crvena Zvezda. Cibona lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with 12 games lost. They share it with Igokea. Cedevita will play against Karpos Sokoli (#10) in Skopje in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Cibona will play on the road against KK Zadar (#14) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Cedevita: R.Boatright 24+4reb+4ast, M.Tomas 13+2reb+3ast, J.Shurna 13+4reb+1ast, R.James 11+2reb+1ast, M.Bilan 11+6reb+1ast, M.Begic 8+1reb+1ast
Cibona: E.Sulejmanovic 21+6reb, L.Zoric 15+3reb+2ast, N.Slavica 12+7reb+2ast, D.Bosnjak 12+1reb+6ast, Z.Sakic 11+4reb+3ast, M.Rozic 10+2reb+2ast
gschID: 476290


Karpos Sokoli - Crvena Zvezda 61-98

Serbian leader Crvena Zvezda delivered the twenty second victory on Tuesday night. This time they crushed 9th ranked FYR Macedonian Karpos Sokoli (9-15) 98-61 in Skopje. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 12-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 98-61. Crvena Zvezda dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Karpos Sokoli's 32. Crvena Zvezda forced 21 Karpos Sokoli turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Karpos Sokoli's players. It was a great evening for Marko Guduric (196-95, agency: BeoBasket) who led his team to a victory scoring 10 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Forward Marko Simonovic (201-86, agency: BeoBasket) helped adding 13 points. Four Crvena Zvezda players scored in double figures. Crvena Zvezda's coach felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Serbian power forward Dragan Labovic (207-87, agency: Alti Sport) responded with 20 points and 6 rebounds and power forward Bojan Trajkovski (208-88, agency: Mansfield and Associates) scored 18 points and 8 rebounds. Defending Serbian champion maintains first place with 22-1 record. Karpos Sokoli lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the tenth position with 15 games lost. Crvena Zvezda will meet at home Un.Olimpija (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Karpos Sokoli will play against the league's second-placed Cedevita in Zagreb and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Crvena Zvezda: L.Mitrovic 15+1reb+3ast, O.Kuzmic 14+4reb, M.Simonovic 13+4reb+2ast, D.Thompson 10+2reb+1ast, O.Dobric 10+1reb+1ast, M.Guduric 10+5reb+7ast
Karpos Sokoli: D.Labovic 20+6reb+2ast, B.Trajkovski 18+8reb+1ast, K.Perry 8+2ast, D.Mavra 5+1reb+3ast, D.Zekovic 4+1reb, F.Sepa 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 476289





Petrov to replace Mihevc at Krka bench - by Rado Markovic Hribernik

Krka and their head coach Dejan Mihevc (agency: Octagon Europe ) have mutually agreed on contract termination. The new head coach is Simon Petrov.

The new head coach is Simon Petrov , which will lead the team already next round in the ABA League against Partizan NIS. Dalibor Damjanovi and Ozbej Stane will remain assistant coaches.

As a Novo mesto born player, Petrov began his basketball career with Krka and won several trophies with the club. Besides the others there is the Slovenian national championship trophy from 2000, when he scored the game winning points in the dying seconds of the game of the semi-finals and help his team eliminated the strongest domestic squad at that time Union Olimpija. He returned to Krka after a successful international playing career in 2008 and played for his hometown team until the 2011/12 season, when he ended his active playing career. He won 3 more domestic championship trophies, played at the ABA League Final Four Tournament with Krka and won the EuroChallenge Cup with the Novo mesto squad.

Between 1999 and 2003 he also played for the Slovenia senior national team.

After the end of his playing career he decided to continue as a coach. He began with Krka as an assistant coach, later led Slovan and returned to Krka to lead the youth categories in 2015/16 season, when he won the Slovenian junior national championship trophy.



Stefan Bircevic claims ABA League weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Stefan Bircevic (210-F/C-89) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Partizan and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 23.
The 27-year old power forward had the game-high 26 points adding six rebounds for Partizan in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Zadar (#13, 7-16) 87-86. Partizan maintains the 3rd position in ABA League . They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Partizan will need more victories to improve their 17-6 record. In the team's last game Bircevic had a remarkable five three-pointers out of 8 attempts. He turned to be Partizan's top player in his first season with the team. Stefan Bircevic averages this season 12.1ppg and 5.9rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 23-year old American forward Josh Scott (208-F-93, agency: Pensack Sports) of MZT Skopje. Scott impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 26 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as MZT Skopje lost that game 82-101 to the higher-ranked FMP (#8, 10-14). MZT Skopje is still in a red zone at 11th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 8-15 record. Scott is a newcomer at MZT Skopje and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was Bosnia and Herzegovina Boris Barac (205-F-92) of Zadar (#13). Barac scored 27 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Despite Barac's great performance Zadar lost 86-87 to the higher-ranked Partizan (#3, 17-6). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Zadar not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 16 games, recording just seven victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Barac could try to bring Zadar's a little bit higher in the standings. Barac has a very solid season. In 22 games in ABA League he scored 14.7ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ryan Boatright (183-PG-92) of Cedevita - 24 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Emir Sulejmanovic (204-F/C-95) of Cibona - 21 points and 6 rebounds
6. Ognjen Jaramaz (193-G-95) of Mega Leks - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Uros Lukovic (213-C-89) of Partizan - 21 points and 7 rebounds
8. Nikola Jankovic (207-PF-94) of Un.Olimpija - 24 points and 11 rebounds
9. Djordje Milosevic (199-SG-93) of Igokea - 14 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
10. James Robinson (190-PG-94) of Igokea - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists

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



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ABBA Round 15 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in ABBA.

The game in was quite interesting. Seventh ranked Ottos (3-5) played at the court of 8th ranked Yorks Crushers (1-6). Ottos managed to secure a 6-point victory 70-64 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 20-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Ottos have a solid series of three victories in a row. Newly promoted Ottos maintains seventh place with 3-5 record. Yorks Crushers at the other side dropped to the bottom position with six games lost. They share it with HL Rockersville. Ottos will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Yorks Crushers will play against the league's leader Baldwin Braves (#1) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
The game between fourth ranked Stingerz (5-2) and 5th ranked HS Outlaws (3-4) in ended with biggest points difference. Stingerz beat guests from 73-56. Stingerz moved-up to third place. HS Outlaws at the other side keep the fifth position with four games lost. They share it with Freetown T.. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

Stingerz - HS Outlaws 73-56

The game between fourth ranked Stingerz (5-2) and 5th ranked HS Outlaws (3-4) in ended with biggest points difference. Stingerz beat guests from 73-56. The game without a history. Stingerz led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Stingerz moved-up to third place. HS Outlaws at the other side keep the fifth position with four games lost. They share it with Freetown T.. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
gschID: 535675


Yorks Crushers - Ottos 64-70

The game in was quite interesting. Seventh ranked Ottos (3-5) played at the court of 8th ranked Yorks Crushers (1-6). Ottos managed to secure a 6-point victory 70-64 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 20-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Ottos have a solid series of three victories in a row. Newly promoted Ottos maintains seventh place with 3-5 record. Yorks Crushers at the other side dropped to the bottom position with six games lost. They share it with HL Rockersville. Ottos will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Yorks Crushers will play against the league's leader Baldwin Braves (#1) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
gschID: 535674





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  ARGENTINA  

Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Dar TUCKER
  Estudian.
  (193-SG-88)
  Avg: 21.7
 1. Tucker, Estudian.21.7 
 2. Green, Instituto20.1 
 3. Quinteros, Regat.18.9 
 4. Solano, Echague18.5 
 5. Sims, Regatas C.18.5 
 6. Baxley, Atenas17.7 
 7. Horner, Obras B.17.0 
 8. Vildoza, Quilm.16.2 
 9. Mickeal, Atenas16.2 
 10. Reed, Penarol16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Williams, Olimpico.12.4 
 2. Crawford, Argen.10.6 
 3. Clancy, Instituto10.1 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.9.9 
 5. Wood, San M.9.1 
 6. Johnson, Atenas8.8 
 7. Lampropoulos, Boca J.8.5 
 8. Horner, Obras B.8.5 
 9. Justiz, Estudian.8.5 
 10. Francis, La Union8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Franco BALBI
  Ferrocarril
  (185-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Balbi, Ferrocarril6.3 
 2. Barral, Obras B.6.1 
 3. Stanic, Olimpico.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. Hopson, Quimsa4.5 
 9. Ciorciari, Instituto4.5 
 10. De-l., GECR I.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Gelvis SOLANO
  Echague
  (185-G-94)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Solano, Echague2.1 
 2. Garcia, San M.2.0 
 3. Basualdo, Quilm.1.9 
 4. De-l., GECR I.1.9 
 5. Johnson, Weber B.1.9 
 6. Elsener, Quimsa1.7 
 7. Massey, Libertad.1.6 
 8. Vildoza, Quilm.1.5 
 9. Lescano, San M.1.5 
 10. Flor, Quilmes MP1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Williams, Olimpico.3.1 
 2. Justiz, Estudian.2.1 
 3. Richard, Obras B.1.6 
 4. Crawford, Argen.1.6 
 5. Marriaga, Estudian.1.3 
 6. Battle, Quimsa1.3 
 7. Meyinsse, San L.1.1 
 8. Calfani, San L.1.1 
 9. Clancy, Instituto1.1 
 10. Spurlock, Quimsa1.0 


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bruno BAROVERO
  Union SF
  (194-G/F-90)
  Avg: 23.3
 1. Barovero, Union SF23.3 
 2. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista20.5 
 3. Matthews, Salta B.19.8 
 4. Martin Jr., Alianza .19.6 
 5. Brown, La Union19.6 
 6. Brown, Mitre Tuc.19.4 
 7. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.18.6 
 8. Pais, Platense18.5 
 9. Montes-C., Obera T.18.3 
 10. Cutley, Atenas C.18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Santiago GONZALEZ
  San I.
  (203-C-83)
  Avg: 13
 1. Gonzalez, San I.13.0 
 2. Matthews, Salta B.10.1 
 3. Graham, Temperley9.5 
 4. Cutley, Atenas C.9.3 
 5. Lauria, Comunica.8.8 
 6. Lockett, BHY T.8.7 
 7. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista8.4 
 8. Joseph, Obera TC8.4 
 9. Granado, Olimpo BB7.7 
 10. Coleman, Alianza .7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Leonardo LA BELLA
  Gimnasia.
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. La Bella, Gimnasia.7.6 
 2. Cajal, Independ.7.4 
 3. Merlo, Ciclista6.6 
 4. Gandoy, Obera TC5.9 
 5. Cequeira, Villa A.5.0 
 6. Paletta, Hindu5.0 
 7. Correa, BHY T.4.8 
 8. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.4.4 
 9. Franco, Alianza .4.4 
 10. Schoppler, Olimpo B.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Felipe PAIS
  Platense
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Pais, Platense2.4 
 2. Correa, BHY T.2.2 
 3. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.2.2 
 4. Cequeira, Villa A.2.2 
 5. Brown, Mitre Tuc.2.0 
 6. Lopez, Independ.1.9 
 7. Punet, Huracan1.8 
 8. Eseverri, Salta B.1.8 
 9. Tabarez, Union SF1.8 
 10. Merlo, Ciclista1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane HEYWARD
  Huracan
  (200-C-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Heyward, Huracan2.5 
 2. Lockett, BHY T.1.5 
 3. Jeronimo, Gimnasia.1.5 
 4. Deck, Obera TC1.4 
 5. Nwogbo, Alianza .1.2 
 6. Tabarez, Union SF1.0 
 7. Stroud, Parque Sur1.0 
 8. Okoye, Salta Basket1.0 
 9. Granado, Olimpo BB0.9 
 10. Lauria, Comunica.0.9 


SP Las Parejas add McKoy to their roster, ex La Salle Tarija - by Eurobasket News

TNA newcomer Sportivo Atletico Club Las Parejas added to their roster 24-year old American forward Dominique McKoy (203-98kg-93, college: Duquesne, agency: Interperformances).
McKoy graduated from University of Duquesne in 2015 and it is his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Regatas Corrientes add Johnson to their roster, ex Bashkimi - by Eurobasket News

Regatas Corrientes (LigaA) added to their roster 32-year old American guard Kejuan Johnson (193-85, college: Long Beach State, agency: Inception Sports). He played recently at Bashkimi in Kosovan SuperLeague, but left the team last month. In 6 games he had very impressive stats: 22.3ppg, 5.7rpg, 8.8apg and 2.7spg this season. Johnson also played 8 games in Balkan League where he recorded also remarkable stats: 20.3ppg, 6.9rpg, 4.1apg and 1.6spg.
The most of last season he spent at Sanen Neophoenix (B League) in Japan. In 39 games he averaged 14.3ppg, 6.3rpg, 4.3apg and 1.4spg. The other team Johnson played that season for was Shiga L-Stars (BJ League) in Japan. In 12 games he got 14.5ppg, 6.5rpg, 4.3apg and 1.2spg.
In 2008 (a year after he left the college) Johnson was drafted by Tulsa 66ers (D-League) in sixth round (96th overall).
He attended Long Beach State until 2007 and it is his tenth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Johnson was voted Eurobasket.com German All-Regionalliga North Player of the Year back in 2010.
He is quite experienced player. Johnson's career allowed him to visit five different continents, while he played in six different countries. Johnson tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Hungary (Jaszberenyi), Israel (Galil Gilboa), Germany (Uni Baskets, Weissenhorn Youngstars and Itzehoe), Argentina (Penarol), Japan (Sendai 89ers) and Mozambique (Fer.Beira).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @infoliga)

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  ASEAN LEAGUE  


Round 11: Hong Kong ELL defeat KL Dragons in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

Sixth-ranked Malaysian KL Dragons (3-12) gave a tough game to first ranked Hong Kong ELL (11-2) in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday. The visitors from Hong Kong managed to secure only three-point victory 88-85. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 26-20 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Hong Kong ELL dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to KL Dragons' 30. It was a great evening for American power forward Josh Boone (208-84, college: Connecticut) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 18 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Marcus Elliott (191-84, college: Louisiana Tech) helped adding 21 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists. Hong Kong ELL's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American point guard Kiwi Gardner (170-93, college: Providence) responded with 33 points (!!!), 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals (was perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line !!!). Hong Kong ELL have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 11-2 record. KL Dragons at the other side stay at the bottom position with 12 games lost. Hong Kong ELL are looking forward to face Kaohsiung (#5) in Kaohsiung City in the next round. KL Dragons will play on the road against Alab Pilipinas in Manila and are hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Filipino Alab Pilipinas (7-6) against fifth ranked Vietnamese Saigon Heat (5-7) on Sunday night. Visiting Alab Pilipinas were defeated by Saigon Heat in a tough game in Saigon 74-78. It was an exceptional evening for American Lenny Daniel (203-87, college: CS Northridge) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 15 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Jordan Henriquez-Roberts accounted for 13 points and 13 rebounds. American forward Sampson Carter (203-90, college: Massachusetts, agency: Haylett Sports) came up with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds for Alab Pilipinas in the defeat. Alab Pilipinas' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Saigon Heat moved-up to fourth place. Alab Pilipinas at the other side keep the third position with six games lost. Saigon Heat will play against league's second-placed Singapore Slingers on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Alab Pilipinas will play against KL Dragons and hope to get back on the winning track.
Very significant was Singapore Singapore Slingers' (#2, 11-5) victory against 4th placed Taiwanese Kaohsiung (5-10) 84-76. The best player for the winners was Xavier Alexander who had a triple-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists. Chris Oliver produced a double-double by scoring 19 points, 15 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks for the guests. Singapore Slingers maintains second place with 11-5 record having just three point less than leader Hong Kong ELL. Loser Kaohsiung dropped to the fifth position with ten games lost. Singapore Slingers will meet at home Saigon Heat (#4) in the next round. Kaohsiung will play against the league's leader Hong Kong ELL and hope to secure a win.
Very significant was Hong Kong Hong Kong ELL's (#1, 11-2) victory against 4th placed Taiwanese Kaohsiung (5-10) 103-83. Tyler Lamb orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for Hong Kong ELL. They maintain first place with 11-2 record. Kaohsiung at the other side dropped to the fifth position with ten games lost. Hong Kong ELL's next round opponent will be again Kaohsiung (#5) in Kaohsiung City.
The game in Kuala Lumpur was also quite interesting. Fifth ranked Vietnamese Saigon Heat (5-7) played at the court of 6th ranked Malaysian KL Dragons (3-12). Saigon Heat defeated KL Dragons 95-84 on Friday. It was a great evening for Jordan Henriquez-Roberts who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 18 rebounds. KL Dragons' coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Saigon Heat moved-up to fourth place. Loser KL Dragons stay at the bottom position with 12 games lost. Saigon Heat will face league's second-placed Singapore Slingers on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. KL Dragons will play against Alab Pilipinas (#3) in Manila and hope to win that game.

Saigon H. - Alab Pilipinas 78-74

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Filipino Alab Pilipinas (7-6) against fifth ranked Vietnamese Saigon Heat (5-7) on Sunday night. Visiting Alab Pilipinas were defeated by Saigon Heat in a tough game in Saigon 74-78. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. It was an exceptional evening for American Lenny Daniel (203-87, college: CS Northridge) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 15 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). American-Panamanian center Jordan Henriquez-Roberts (214-89, college: Kansas St.) accounted for 13 points and 13 rebounds for the winning side. American forward Sampson Carter (203-90, college: Massachusetts, agency: Haylett Sports) came up with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds and American-Filipino guard Bobby-Ray Parks (193-93, college: High School) added 14 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for Alab Pilipinas in the defeat. Four Alab Pilipinas players scored in double figures. Alab Pilipinas' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Saigon Heat moved-up to fourth place. Alab Pilipinas at the other side keep the third position with six games lost. Saigon Heat will play against league's second-placed Singapore Slingers on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Alab Pilipinas will play against KL Dragons and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Alab Pilipinas: S.Carter 20+11reb, B.Ray Parks 14+8reb+6ast, V.Acuna 11+2ast, J.Hughes 11+11reb+1ast, R.Celiz 5+2reb+1ast, J.Cawaling 5+1reb+1ast
Saigon H.: L.Daniel 24+15reb+2ast, M.Morgan 20+4reb+1ast, J.Henriquez-Roberts 13+13reb+1ast, D.Arnold 7+3reb+3ast, H.Nguyen Van 6, T.Nguyen 6+4reb+3ast
gschID: 520731


Singapore S. - Kaohsiung 84-76

Very significant was Singapore Singapore Slingers' (#2, 11-5) victory against 4th placed Taiwanese Kaohsiung (5-10) 84-76. Kaohsiung trailed by 14 points after 3 quarters before a 25-19 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 76-84 at the end of the game. Singapore Slingers looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American guard Xavier Alexander (198-88, college: S.Nazarene) who had a triple-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists. Singapore guard Wei-Long Wong (187-88) chipped in 23 points. Five Singapore Slingers players scored in double figures. American forward Chris Oliver (201-85, college: Radford) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points, 15 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks and American-Hungarian power forward Derek Hall (211-90, college: Albright) added 17 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the guests. Singapore Slingers maintains second place with 11-5 record having just three point less than leader Hong Kong ELL. Loser Kaohsiung dropped to the fifth position with ten games lost. Singapore Slingers will meet at home Saigon Heat (#4) in the next round. Kaohsiung will play against the league's leader Hong Kong ELL and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Kaohsiung: C.Oliver 19+15reb+5ast, D.Hall 17+8reb+2ast, A.Inigo 8+3reb+3ast, H.Chun Chang 7, Q.Jun 7+1reb, W.Hsu 6+3reb
Singapore S.: W.Long Wong 23+4reb+1ast, X.Alexander 15+11reb+13ast, L.Kwek Wei 13+2reb+2ast, H.Ng 12+6reb+2ast, L.Schenscher 12+11reb+1ast, K.Goh 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 520730


KL Dragons - Hong Kong ELL 85-88

Sixth-ranked Malaysian KL Dragons (3-12) gave a tough game to first ranked Hong Kong ELL (11-2) in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday. The visitors from Hong Kong managed to secure only three-point victory 88-85. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 26-20 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Hong Kong ELL dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to KL Dragons' 30. It was a great evening for American power forward Josh Boone (208-84, college: Connecticut) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 18 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Marcus Elliott (191-84, college: Louisiana Tech) helped adding 21 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists. Five Hong Kong ELL players scored in double figures. Hong Kong ELL's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American point guard Kiwi Gardner (170-93, college: Providence) responded with 33 points (!!!), 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals (was perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line !!!) and forward Ivan Yeo (195-93) scored 8 points and 17 rebounds. Hong Kong ELL have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 11-2 record. KL Dragons at the other side stay at the bottom position with 12 games lost. Hong Kong ELL are looking forward to face Kaohsiung (#5) in Kaohsiung City in the next round. KL Dragons will play on the road against Alab Pilipinas in Manila and are hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
KL Dragons: K.Gardner 33+5reb+7ast, Y.Hou Wong 14+1reb, S.Spencer 13+6reb+2ast, I.Yeo 8+17reb+3ast, J.Munzon 7+7reb+4ast, T.Yuan Kuek 7+4reb+1ast
Hong Kong ELL: J.Boone 22+18reb+2ast, M.Elliott 21+13reb+6ast, K.Lee 12+1reb+1ast, S.Guinchard 11+7reb+2ast, T.Lamb 11+4reb+2ast, S.Yee Fong 8+1reb+1ast
gschID: 520729


KL Dragons - Saigon H. 84-95

The game in Kuala Lumpur was also quite interesting. Fifth ranked Vietnamese Saigon Heat (5-7) played at the court of 6th ranked Malaysian KL Dragons (3-12). Saigon Heat defeated KL Dragons 95-84 on Friday. Saigon Heat made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for American-Panamanian center Jordan Henriquez-Roberts (214-89, college: Kansas St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 18 rebounds. American-Thailand Moses Morgan (198-92, college: CS Fullerton) helped adding 24 points and 7 rebounds. Five Saigon Heat players scored in double figures. American point guard Kiwi Gardner (170-93, college: Providence) responded with 25 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals and the other American import power forward Skylar Spencer (208-94, college: San Diego St.) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 14 rebounds. KL Dragons' coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Saigon Heat moved-up to fourth place. Loser KL Dragons stay at the bottom position with 12 games lost. Saigon Heat will face league's second-placed Singapore Slingers on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. KL Dragons will play against Alab Pilipinas (#3) in Manila and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
KL Dragons: K.Gardner 25+5reb+6ast, S.Spencer 20+14reb+2ast, J.Munzon 16+4reb, I.Yeo 8+6reb+1ast, T.Yuan Kuek 7+4reb, K.Hou Teo 3+1reb
Saigon H.: M.Morgan 24+7reb+1ast, D.Arnold 20+2reb+4ast, J.Henriquez-Roberts 17+18reb+1ast, T.Nguyen 13+3ast, L.Daniel 11+7reb+5ast, H.Nguyen Van 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 520728


Hong Kong ELL - Kaohsiung 103-83

Very significant was Hong Kong Hong Kong ELL's (#1, 11-2) victory against 4th placed Taiwanese Kaohsiung (5-10) 103-83. The game without a history. Hong Kong ELL led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Hong Kong ELL outrebounded Kaohsiung 41-30 including 30 on the defensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. American guard Tyler Lamb (196-91, college: Long Beach St.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import power forward Josh Boone (208-84, college: Connecticut) contributed with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Five Hong Kong ELL players scored in double figures. American-Hungarian power forward Derek Hall (211-90, college: Albright) answered with 24 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists and American forward Chris Oliver (201-85, college: Radford) added 19 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Kaohsiung. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for Hong Kong ELL. They maintain first place with 11-2 record. Kaohsiung at the other side dropped to the fifth position with ten games lost. Hong Kong ELL's next round opponent will be again Kaohsiung (#5) in Kaohsiung City.
Top scorers:
Kaohsiung: D.Hall 24+8reb+9ast, C.Oliver 19+13reb+5ast, H.Wang 13+2reb, M.Reyes 8+5reb+1ast, R.Jose 6, H.Chun Chang 5+1ast
Hong Kong ELL: T.Lamb 27+11reb+4ast, J.Boone 24+10reb+2ast, K.Lee 12+4reb+2ast, S.Guinchard 12+4reb, M.Elliott 11+3reb+9ast, S.Wing Chan 10+3reb+6ast
gschID: 520727





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  AUSTRALIA  

Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Casper WARE
  United
  (178-PG-90)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Ware, United22.1 
 2. Cotton, Wildcats21.7 
 3. Randle, 36ers21.3 
 4. Prather, Wildcats19.6 
 5. Dillard, Breakers18.1 
 6. Newley, Kings17.6 
 7. Penney, Breakers17.3 
 8. Clarke, Hawks16.9 
 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, Hawks7.5 
 4. Mitchell, Breakers7.2 
 5. Johnson, 36ers7.1 
 6. Pledger, Breakers6.8 
 7. Bairstow, Bullets6.5 
 8. Whittington, Kings6.4 
 9. McKay, Wildcats6.2 
 10. Knight, Wildcats6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Ben WOODSIDE
  Breakers
  (180-PG-85)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Woodside, Breakers5.5 
 2. Randle, 36ers5.4 
 3. Jackson, United5.4 
 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. Martin, Wildcats1.7 
 3. Prather, Wildcats1.7 
 4. Dillard, Breakers1.6 
 5. Whittington, Kings1.5 
 6. Jackson, United1.4 
 7. Ware, United1.3 
 8. Martin, Hawks1.2 
 9. Harris, Hawks1.2 
 10. Gliddon, Taipans1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew James OGILVY
  Hawks
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Ogilvy, Hawks1.5 
 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. Craig, Bullets0.7 
 9. Carter, Breakers0.7 
 10. Jacobsen, 36ers0.7 


NBL Round 1 of Finals. Wildcats take the lead - by Eurobasket News

Wildcats - Hawks 89-77

The Perth Wildcats outgunned the Illawara Hawks in Grand Final opener. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Perth Wildcats made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. Perth Wildcats had a 16-2 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American swingman Casey Prather (198-91, college: Florida) fired 22 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. The former international power forward Matthew Knight (204-85, college: Loyola Mary) chipped in a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds. Swingman Tim Coenraad (201-85, college: Nova SE) produced 11 points and American point guard Rotnei Clarke (183-89, college: Butler) added 11 points and 6 assists respectively for lost side. Four Illawarra Hawks players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Wildcats: C.Prather 22+6reb+5ast, B.Cotton 18+6reb+4ast, M.Knight 18+11reb+3ast, A.Brandt 9+2reb+1ast, J.McKay 7+6reb, J.Wagstaff 6+1ast
Hawks: C.Ellis 12+4reb+2ast, T.Coenraad 11+4reb+3ast, R.Clarke 11+1reb+6ast, R.Martin 11+2reb+2ast, K.White 9+4reb+2ast, N.Kay 9+2reb+1ast
gschID: 537346





Andrew Bogut Expected To Join Cavaliers - by Eurobasket News

Andrew Bogut (7'0''-C-84, college: Utah) is expected to join the Cavaliers once he reaches a buyout agreement with the Sixers, sources tell Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com. Cleveland is expected to add Deron Williams (6'3''-PG-84, college: Illinois) on Monday and it currently has only one open roster spot, so the team will need to make a corresponding move should it plan to add both players. Bogut was sent to Philadelphia as part of the Nerlens Noel trade, but he hasn't reported to the team. He must be waived before Wednesday's deadline in order to be eligible for postseason play, per league rules. He has spoken to Sixer coach Brett Brown, explaining his desire to play for a championship contender and a buyout agreement is considered likely. Cleveland is among the five teams which reportedly reached out to Bogut's representatives. The Spurs, Rockets, Celtics and Jazz were also interested in adding the Australian big man. Bogut has battled injuries this season, but when he's healthy, he remains one of the better interior defenders in the league. ESPN's Real Defensive Plus/Minus ranks him as the second-best center in the league on defensive this season.
Courtesy of: hoopsrumors.com



Hyeres-Toulon lands Paul Carter, ex Breakers - by Eurobasket News

Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket (ProA) tabbed 30-year old American forward Paul Carter (205-91kg-87, college: Ill.-Chicago, agency: Inception Sports). He played recently at Breakers in Australian NBL league. Carter managed to play in three leagues in two countries this year (!!!). In 11 NBL games he averaged 9.1ppg and 4.5rpg. He also played earlier that season for ALBA Berlin in German BBL where in 8 NBL games he had just 2.5ppg and 1.6rpg. Carter also played 4 games in Eurocup where he recorded 4.5ppg and 1.3rpg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
Carter's team made it to the Cyprus final in 2012.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Carter experienced life in seven different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Carter has played previously professionally in Finland (Lapuan_Korikobrat), Israel (Maccabi Rishon and Ironi Ashkelon), Mexico (Fuerza Guinda Nogales), France (Olympique Antibes), Cyprus (Proteas Danoi AEL Limassol), D-League (Salt Lake City Stars, Santa Cruz Warriors and Springfield A.) and Dominican Republic (San Carlos).
He attended University of Illinois-Chicago until 2011 and it is his sixth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  AUSTRIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marko CAR
  Furstenfeld
  (188-SG-85)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Car, Furstenfeld20.7 
 2. Miletic, Vienna18.9 
 3. Vay, Arkadia18.8 
 4. Clemmons, Vienna18.0 
 5. McNealy, Oberwart17.3 
 6. Lamesic, Wels17.2 
 7. Murati, Gmunden16.3 
 8. Rados, Klostern.16.1 
 9. Jackson, Oberwart15.8 
 10. Vujosevic, Kapfe.15.5 
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, Arkadia8.3 
 4. Vay, Arkadia8.2 
 5. Lamesic, Wels7.6 
 6. Baptiste, Kapfe.7.5 
 7. Ferguson, Vienna7.5 
 8. Sarlija, Furstenfeld7.1 
 9. Traylor, Oberwart7.1 
 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.5.5 
 4. Jackson, Oberwart5.2 
 5. Stazic, Vienna4.8 
 6. Friedrich, Gmunden4.8 
 7. Maresch, UBSC G.4.6 
 8. Clemmons, Vienna4.5 
 9. O''Neal, Wels4.0 
 10. Murati, Gmunden3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Derek JACKSON
  Oberwart
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Jackson, Oberwart2.7 
 2. Clemmons, Vienna1.8 
 3. Jandl, Furstenfeld1.7 
 4. Cumberbatch, Oberw.1.6 
 5. Miletic, Vienna1.6 
 6. Trmal, Arkadia1.5 
 7. Ferguson, Vienna1.5 
 8. Koch, Vienna1.5 
 9. Payton, Wels1.4 
 10. McNealy, Oberwart1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Jamari TRAYLOR
  Oberwart
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Traylor, Oberwart1.5 
 2. Ferguson, Vienna1.5 
 3. Rados, Klostern.1.3 
 4. Chan, Wels1.2 
 5. Draskovic, Arkadia1.1 
 6. Baptiste, Kapfe.1.0 
 7. Kuakumensah, Oberw.1.0 
 8. Naylor, UBSC G.0.8 
 9. Steed, Gmunden0.8 
 10. Iliev, Furstenfeld0.7 


2.Bundesliga Round 18: Raiders edge BBU S. by two points - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in 2.Bundesliga is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 4 rounds.

Eighth-ranked BBU S. (6-10) made lots of trouble for fifth ranked Raiders (11-5) in Villach on Sunday. Raiders managed to secure only two-point victory 77-75. However their fans expected easier game. The hosts trailed by 9 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 2 points. Raiders have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Dragons and Lions. BBU S. at the other side keeps the eighth position with ten games lost. Raiders is looking forward to face Flames (#9) in Wien in the next round where they are favorite. BBU S. will play against Warriors and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Mistelbach. First ranked Mustangs faced second-best Rocks. Host Mustangs (14-2) defeated guests from Mattersburg (12-4) 68-63. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Rocks. Mustangs have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 14-2 record. Rocks at the other side keep the second place with four games lost. Mustangs will play against KOS (#7) in Klagenfurt in the next round where they are favorite. Rocks will play at home against UBC St. Polten (#5) and hope to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Worthersee Piraten (0-17) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 82-59 loss to eighth ranked KOS (7-9) in Klagenfurt on Saturday evening. KOS moved-up to seventh place. Loser Worthersee Piraten still closes the standings. KOS will meet at home league's leader Mustangs in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Worthersee Piraten will have a break next round.

In the last two games of round 18 Warriors were defeated by Dragons in St.Polten 70-52. Lions beat Flames at home 69-56.

Dragons - Warriors 70-52

There was no surprise in St.Polten where 10th ranked Warriors (3-13) were defeated by fourth ranked UBC St. Polten (11-5) 70-52 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by UBC St. Polten. Warriors managed to win second period 18-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. UBC St. Polten moved-up to third place, which they share with Lions and Raiders. Newly promoted Warriors keep the tenth position with 13 games lost. UBC St. Polten will meet league's second-placed Rocks in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Warriors will play against BBU S. (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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Raiders - BBU S. 77-75

Eighth-ranked BBU S. (6-10) made lots of trouble for fifth ranked Raiders (11-5) in Villach on Sunday. Raiders managed to secure only two-point victory 77-75. However their fans expected easier game. The hosts trailed by 9 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 2 points. Raiders have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Dragons and Lions. BBU S. at the other side keeps the eighth position with ten games lost. Raiders is looking forward to face Flames (#9) in Wien in the next round where they are favorite. BBU S. will play against Warriors and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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Piraten - Kosovo 59-82

Bottom-ranked Worthersee Piraten (0-17) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 82-59 loss to eighth ranked KOS (7-9) in Klagenfurt on Saturday evening. The game was mostly controlled by KOS. Worthersee Piraten managed to win fourth quarter 14-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. KOS moved-up to seventh place. Loser Worthersee Piraten still closes the standings. KOS will meet at home league's leader Mustangs in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Worthersee Piraten will have a break next round.
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Lions - Flames 69-56

No shocking result in a game in Dornbirn where third ranked Lions (11-5) defeated 9th ranked Flames (5-10) 69-56 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 69-56. Lions dominated on the defensive end, holding Flames to just 6 points in second quarter. Lions maintains third position with 11-5 record having just three points less than leader Mustangs, which they share with Dragons and Raiders. Loser Flames keep the ninth place with ten games lost. Lions will meet Timberwolves (#6) in the next round. Flames will play against Raiders and hope to secure a win.
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Mustangs - Rocks 68-63

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Mistelbach. First ranked Mustangs faced second-best Rocks. Host Mustangs (14-2) defeated guests from Mattersburg (12-4) 68-63. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Rocks. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Mustangs have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 14-2 record. Rocks at the other side keep the second place with four games lost. Mustangs will play against KOS (#7) in Klagenfurt in the next round where they are favorite. Rocks will play at home against UBC St. Polten (#5) and hope to get back on the winning track.
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Lamesic's 22 points and 8 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

33-year old power forward Davor Lamesic (205-PF-83, agency: Interperformances) had a great game in the last round for Wels and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 24.
He had the game-high 22 points adding eight rebounds and four assists for Wels in his team's victory, helping them to beat Furstenfeld (#7, 10-13) 80-75. Wels maintains the 4th position in Austrian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Wels will need more victories to improve their 12-9 record. Lamesic has many years of experience at Wels, through which he has constantly improved. Lamesic has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (6th best: 17.0ppg), rebounds (5th best: 7.7rpg) and averages solid 50.9% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Predrag Miletic (193-SG-84) of Vienna. He is Serbian guard in his 4th season at Vienna. In the last game Miletic recorded impressive 21 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists. It was enough for Vienna to edge slightly higher-ranked Kapfenberg (#3, 13-10) by 5 points 69-64. Vienna's 5th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 11-11 record is not bad and everything may still change. Miletic is one of the most experienced players at Vienna and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.4ppg (#2). He also registered 5.4 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to another Wels' star - guard DeJuan Wright (190-G-88). Wright showcased his all-around game by recording 14 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in the last round. He was another key player of Wels, helping his team with a 80-75 win against the lower-ranked Furstenfeld (#7, 10-13). Wels needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 12 victories and 9 lost games. Wright has a very solid season. In 18 games in Austria he scored 14.5ppg. He also has 5.2rpg and FGP: 50.6%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Bogic Vujosevic (190-PG-92) of Kapfenberg - 20 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Ales Chan (215-C-80) of Wels - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Marko Car (188-SG-85) of Furstenfeld - 22 points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Shawn Ray (194-G/F-80) of Vienna - 14 points and 11 rebounds
8. Marino Sarlija (207-C-89) of Furstenfeld - 19 points and 6 rebounds
9. Chris McNealy (194-G-92) of Oberwart - 13 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Kevin Payton (196-G-86) of Wels - 14 points, 9 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)



A Bundesliga Round 24: Arkadia Lions defeat leader Redwell Gunners Oberwart - by Eurobasket News

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Redwell Gunners Oberwart (17-4) at the home court on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by seventh ranked Arkadia Lions (10-12) 80-69. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Redwell Gunners Oberwart. The guests trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 45-28 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Arkadia Lions made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. Arkadia Lions outrebounded Redwell Gunners Oberwart 36-25 including 22 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for the former international forward Florian Trmal (199-89, agency: Dynamics Global Management) who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 8 rebounds. Argentinian-Italian forward Fabricio Vay (207-86, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American guard Andell Cumberbatch (196-93, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Octagon Europe) replied with 18 points and 9 rebounds for Redwell Gunners Oberwart. Arkadia Lions moved-up to sixth place. Defending champion Redwell Gunners Oberwart still keeps top position with four games lost. Arkadia Lions are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Dukes (#9) in Klosterneuburg in the next round. Redwell Gunners Oberwart will play on the road against the league's second-placed Gmunden Swans (#2) in Gmunden and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Kapfenberg Bulls (13-10) against fifth ranked Vienna (11-11) on Friday night. Visiting Kapfenberg Bulls were defeated by Vienna in a tough game in Wien 64-69. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Kapfenberg Bulls. Worth to mention a great performance of Serbian Predrag Miletic (193-84) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 5 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) and Shawn Ray who added 14 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was Serbian point guard Bogic Vujosevic (190-92, agency: Octagon Europe) with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Vienna maintains fifth position with 11-11 record. Kapfenberg Bulls at the other side keep the third place with ten games lost. Vienna will play against Furstenfeld Panthers (#7) on the road in the next round. Kapfenberg Bulls will have a break next round.

In the last two games of round 24 Furstenfeld were beaten by Wels on the road 80-75. Bottom-ranked Klosterneuburg lost to UBSC Graz on its own court 48-57.

Wels - Furstenfeld 80-75

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Raiffeisen Wels (12-9) beat at home 7th ranked Furstenfeld Panthers (10-13) 80-75. Furstenfeld Panthers were ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 43-35 second half run of Raiffeisen Wels. They outrebounded Furstenfeld Panthers 42-19 including a 27-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international Davor Lamesic (205-83, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 22 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and American guard DeJuan Wright (190-88, college: FIU) who added 14 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists during the contest. Four Raiffeisen Wels players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Croatian Marko Car (188-85) with 22 points and 6 assists and Croatian center Marino Sarlija (207-89) scored 19 points and 6 rebounds. Raiffeisen Wels maintains fourth position with 12-9 record. Furstenfeld Panthers lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 13 games lost. Raiffeisen Wels will play against UBSC Graz (#8) on the road in the next round. Furstenfeld Panthers will play against Vienna and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Furstenfeld: M.Car 22+2reb+6ast, M.Sarlija 19+6reb+1ast, S.Iliev 11+1reb+4ast, H.Ochsenhofer 9+2reb+1ast, P.Radakovics 6+2reb, D.Jandl 3+3reb+1ast
Wels: D.Lamesic 22+8reb+4ast, A.Chan 16+7reb+2ast, D.Wright 14+9reb+7ast, K.Payton 14+9reb+3ast, D.Cigoja 6+5reb+2ast, T.Csebits 5+1reb+2ast
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Vienna - Kapfenberg 69-64

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Kapfenberg Bulls (13-10) against fifth ranked Vienna (11-11) on Friday night. Visiting Kapfenberg Bulls were defeated by Vienna in a tough game in Wien 64-69. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Kapfenberg Bulls. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Worth to mention a great performance of Serbian Predrag Miletic (193-84) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 5 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) and American swingman Shawn Ray (194-80, college: N.C.Central) who added 14 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was Serbian point guard Bogic Vujosevic (190-92, agency: Octagon Europe) with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) and American guard Kareem Jamar (194-92, college: Montana) scored 15 points. Vienna maintains fifth position with 11-11 record. Kapfenberg Bulls at the other side keep the third place with ten games lost. Vienna will play against Furstenfeld Panthers (#7) on the road in the next round. Kapfenberg Bulls will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Kapfenberg: B.Vujosevic 20+10reb+2ast, K.Jamar 15+4reb+2ast, N.Krstic 11+6reb, M.Stegnjaic 9+9reb+2ast, A.Woschank 7+1ast, F.Kramer 2+5reb
Vienna: P.Miletic 21+5reb+2ast, S.Stazic 21+4reb, S.Ray 14+11reb+1ast, A.Clemmons 6+3reb+6ast, S.Koch 4+5reb+1ast, A.Andjelkovic 3+5reb+1ast
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Oberwart - Arkadia 69-80

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Redwell Gunners Oberwart (17-4) at the home court on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by seventh ranked Arkadia Lions (10-12) 80-69. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Redwell Gunners Oberwart. The guests trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 45-28 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Arkadia Lions made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. Arkadia Lions outrebounded Redwell Gunners Oberwart 36-25 including 22 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for the former international forward Florian Trmal (199-89, agency: Dynamics Global Management) who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 8 rebounds. Argentinian-Italian forward Fabricio Vay (207-86, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Arkadia Lions players scored in double figures. American guard Andell Cumberbatch (196-93, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Octagon Europe) replied with 18 points and 9 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Jamari Traylor (203-92, college: Kansas) added 20 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Redwell Gunners Oberwart. Arkadia Lions moved-up to sixth place. Defending champion Redwell Gunners Oberwart still keeps top position with four games lost. Arkadia Lions are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Dukes (#9) in Klosterneuburg in the next round. Redwell Gunners Oberwart will play on the road against the league's second-placed Gmunden Swans (#2) in Gmunden and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Oberwart: J.Traylor 20+5reb, A.Cumberbatch 18+9reb+1ast, C.McNealy 13+5reb+2ast, B.Blazevic 9+1reb+1ast, S.Kaeferle 6+1reb+2ast, D.Jackson 3+4reb+6ast
Arkadia: F.Trmal 18+8reb+2ast, F.Vay 18+7reb+1ast, M.Draskovic 13+4reb+1ast, J.Detrick 11+6reb+2ast, F.Memcic 11+2reb+1ast, B.Danek 7+7reb+6ast
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Klosterneuburg - UBSC Graz 48-57

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 9th ranked Dukes' (4-18) home loss to eighth ranked UBSC Graz (6-16) in Klosterneuburg 48-57. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 21-13. But Dukes won second period 13-10. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of Slovenian power forward Drago Brcina (205-87) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds and international Anton Maresch (191-91) who added 12 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was international center Jozo Rados (208-93) with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 17 rebounds and the former international center Christoph Greimeister (208-90) scored 11 points and 9 rebounds. UBSC Graz maintains eighth position with 6-16 record. Dukes lost tenth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 18 games lost. UBSC Graz will play against higher ranked Raiffeisen Wels (#4) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Dukes will play against Arkadia Lions (#6) in Traiskirchen and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Klosterneuburg: J.Rados 17+17reb+3ast, C.Greimeister 11+9reb+1ast, L.Burgemeister 10+4reb+1ast, J.Blazevic 5+2reb+1ast, C.Leydolf 4+3reb+3ast, G.Bezhanishvili 1+5reb+3ast
UBSC Graz: D.Brcina 16+12reb, A.Maresch 12+7reb+1ast, M.Krivokapic 9+2reb+7ast, M.Sliskovic 8+4reb, F.Richter 4+4reb, D.Hasenburger 4+5reb
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  BAHAMAS  

NPBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Clayton MILLER
  Legends
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 27.5
 1. Miller, Legends27.5 
 2. Bain, Regulators25.1 
 3. Smith, Bahamas .22.7 
 4. Sylvestre, Bahamas .22.4 
 5. Farrington, Rockets21.3 
 6. Bain, Giants18.9 
 7. Dean, Shockers18.5 
 8. Woodside, Cleaners17.8 
 9. Ferguson, Pros16.9 
 10. Rolle, Rebels16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eugene BAIN
  Regulators
  (195-C/F-88)
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Bain, Regulators14.5 
 2. Munnings, Cybots12.5 
 3. Fernander, Pirates12.2 
 4. Williams, Rebels11.3 
 5. Francis, Pros11.2 
 6. Sylvestre, Bahamas .11.0 
 7. Farrington, Rockets11.0 
 8. Leadon, Pros10.4 
 9. Dean, Shockers10.2 
 10. Woodside, Cleaners9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Rashard WILLIAMS
  Rebels
  (183-PG-)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Williams, Rebels6.4 
 2. Dames, Bahamas .5.8 
 3. Jones, Legends5.7 
 4. Mackey, Regulators4.8 
 5. Wright, Pirates4.7 
 6. Armaly, Shockers4.2 
 7. Mackey, Rockets4.1 
 8. Miller, Legends4.0 
 9. Lewis, Shockers4.0 
 10. Bain, Regulators4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Mekel ROLLE
  Rebels
  (--)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Rolle, Rebels3.4 
 2. Sylvestre, Bahamas .3.3 
 3. Rolle, Pros2.8 
 4. Smith, Bahamas .2.5 
 5. Williams, Rebels2.2 
 6. Lafuler, Stingers2.0 
 7. Leadon, Pros1.8 
 8. Cooper, Rebels1.8 
 9. Dames, Bahamas .1.8 
 10. Ferguson, Stingers1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Livingston MUNNINGS
  Cybots
  (-C-)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Munnings, Cybots2.9 
 2. Farrington, Rockets2.2 
 3. Dean, Shockers2.1 
 4. Williams, Rebels1.9 
 5. Sylvestre, Bahamas .1.5 
 6. Morley, Rockets1.4 
 7. Culmer, Cleaners1.3 
 8. Francis, Pros1.2 
 9. Munroe, Bahamas .1.1 
 10. Burrows, Pros1.1 


NPBA Round 15 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in NPBA. What a coincidence that all visitors won their games.

The game in was quite interesting. Sixth ranked the Bahamas (9-4) played at the court of 8th ranked Pirates (6-9). the Bahamas defeated Pirates 90-77 on Friday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Pirates. the Bahamas shot 27 for 44 from the free-throw line, while Pirates only scored nine points from the stripe. the Bahamas forced 33 Pirates turnovers. 27 personal fouls committed by Pirates helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for Justin Smith who led his team to a victory with 25 points and 9 rebounds. Kemsy Sylvestre contributed with 24 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Tevin Hudson answered with 17 points and 9 rebounds for Pirates. the Bahamas moved-up to fourth place. Pirates at the other side keep the eighth position with nine games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
The game in was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Regulators (13-3) played at the court of 6th ranked the Bahamas (9-4). Regulators defeated the Bahamas 88-76. It was a great evening for international power forward Eugene Bain (195-88, college: Bellevue) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds. Renaldo Baillou helped adding 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. The best for the losing side was Justin Smith with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Regulators keep a position of league leader. the Bahamas at the other side dropped to the fourth place with four games lost. Regulators will play against Shockers (#6) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. the Bahamas will have a break next round.
The game between 10th ranked Cleaners (2-10) and second ranked Regulators (13-3) in on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from outscored Cleaners 113-70. It was a quality performance for Brian Bain who led the winners and scored 30 points and 7 rebounds. Herbert Knowles came up with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 12 rebounds for Cleaners in the defeat. Regulators keep a position of league leader. Loser Cleaners keep the tenth place with ten games lost. Regulators will meet at home Shockers (#6) in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Cleaners will play against Shockers (#6) and hope to secure a win.

In the last game of round 15 Rockets beat Cleaners on the road 78-74.

Pirates - Bahamas Univ. 77-90

The game in was quite interesting. Sixth ranked the Bahamas (9-4) played at the court of 8th ranked Pirates (6-9). the Bahamas defeated Pirates 90-77 on Friday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Pirates. the Bahamas shot 27 for 44 from the free-throw line, while Pirates only scored nine points from the stripe. the Bahamas forced 33 Pirates turnovers. 27 personal fouls committed by Pirates helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for Justin Smith who led his team to a victory with 25 points and 9 rebounds. Kemsy Sylvestre contributed with 24 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Tevin Hudson answered with 17 points and 9 rebounds and American Domonique Fernander (, college: Hobart) added 13 points and 13 rebounds in the effort for Pirates. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. the Bahamas moved-up to fourth place. Pirates at the other side keep the eighth position with nine games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Pirates: T.Hudson 17+9reb+1ast, K.Wright 16+9ast, D.Fernander 13+13reb, S.Jonathan 11+3reb+1ast, A.Hanna 6+7reb+1ast, D.Darville 5+3reb+2ast
Bahamas Univ.: J.Smith 25+9reb+2ast, K.Sylvestre 24+7reb+1ast, R.Goodman 17+5reb+3ast, J.Stubbs 11+3reb+1ast, J.Munroe 8+7reb, B.Jennings 4+6reb
gschID: 521196


Cleaners - Rockets 74-78

No shocking result in a game when seventh ranked Rockets (8-7) beat on the road 10th ranked Cleaners (2-10) 78-74 on Friday. It was an exceptional evening for the former international forward Scott Farrington (202-88, college: La-Lafayette) who led the winners and scored 22 points, 9 rebounds and 5 blocks. Demetri Mackey accounted for 7 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists for the winning side. Vadis Morrison came up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds and Rashad Woodside added 17 points and 10 rebounds respectively for Cleaners in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Rockets have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain seventh place with 8-7 record. Loser Cleaners keep the tenth position with ten games lost. Rockets will meet at home Pros (#9) in the next round. Cleaners will play against Shockers and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Cleaners: R.Woodside 17+10reb+1ast, V.Morrison 16+10reb+3ast, R.Johnson 13+2reb, H.Knowles 6+4reb, D.Evans 6+4reb, T.Strachan 5+10reb+1ast
Rockets: S.Farrington 22+9reb+2ast, S.McKenzie 12+3reb+1ast, T.Moxey 9+3reb+1ast, M.Clare 8+3reb+1ast, D.Mackey 7+6reb+9ast, T.Forbes 5+7reb+1ast
gschID: 521195


Bahamas Univ. - Regulators 76-88

The game in was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Regulators (13-3) played at the court of 6th ranked the Bahamas (9-4). Regulators defeated the Bahamas 88-76. Regulators dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to the Bahamas' 36. Regulators forced 27 the Bahamas turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Regulators brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. the Bahamas were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for international power forward Eugene Bain (195-88, college: Bellevue) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds. Renaldo Baillou helped adding 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. The best for the losing side was Justin Smith with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals and Kemsy Sylvestre scored 21 points and 9 rebounds. Four the Bahamas players scored in double figures. Regulators keep a position of league leader. the Bahamas at the other side dropped to the fourth place with four games lost. Regulators will play against Shockers (#6) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. the Bahamas will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Bahamas Univ.: K.Sylvestre 21+9reb+1ast, J.Smith 15+11reb+6ast, J.Stubbs 14+2reb+5ast, R.Goodman 12+2reb+3ast, J.Munroe 8+11reb+1ast, R.Sturrup 4+3reb+1ast
Regulators: E.Bain 36+16reb+3ast, R.Baillou 14+7reb+5ast, P.Brice 9+1reb+1ast, G.Rose 8+4reb+1ast, C.Thompson 6+1reb, M.Mackey 6+3reb+6ast
gschID: 521194


Cleaners - Regulators 70-113

The game between 10th ranked Cleaners (2-10) and second ranked Regulators (13-3) in on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from outscored Cleaners 113-70. Regulators forced 19 Cleaners turnovers and outrebounded them 66-48 including a 45-31 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Cleaners' players. It was a quality performance for the former international guard Brian Bain (190-81, college: Armstr.Atlantic) who led the winners and scored 30 points and 7 rebounds. Simon Cruz accounted for 27 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. Five Regulators players scored in double figures. Herbert Knowles came up with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 12 rebounds and Tamiko King added 16 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals respectively for Cleaners in the defeat. Regulators keep a position of league leader. Loser Cleaners keep the tenth place with ten games lost. Regulators will meet at home Shockers (#6) in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Cleaners will play against Shockers (#6) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Cleaners: H.Knowles 26+12reb, T.King 16+7reb+4ast, D.Evans 8+3reb, V.Morrison 7+4reb+1ast, T.Strachan 7+8reb+2ast, M.Campbell 6+14reb
Regulators: B.Bain 30+7reb+1ast, S.Cruz 27+5reb+3ast, R.Baillou 16+10reb, G.Rose 15+8reb+3ast, E.Bain 12+15reb+3ast, H.Walkes 8+5reb+2ast
gschID: 521191





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

28-year old Eugene Bain (195-C/F-88) had a very impressive game in the last round for second-ranked Regulators and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 15.
He had a double-double of 36 points and 16 rebounds, while his team beat Bahamas Univ. (#3, 10-4) 88-76. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Regulators maintains the 2nd position in Bahamas league. They are still close to the very top. Regulators would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 13-3 record. Bain turned to be Regulators' top player in his first season with the team. Bellevue University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Bain is in league's top in points (2nd best: 25.1ppg) and averages solid 50.8% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Justin Smith of Bahamas Univ.. He is a in his first season at Bahamas Univ.. In the last game Smith recorded impressive 25 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists. Of course he led Bahamas Univ. to another comfortable win 90-77 over the lower-ranked Pirates (#8, 6-9) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed Bahamas Univ. to move up to 3rd position in the standings. His team's 10-4 record is not bad at all. Smith is a newcomer at Bahamas Univ. and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 22.7ppg (#3). His other stats are also decent: 6.9rpg and 3.8apg.

Third place about best performers goes to another Regulators' star - guard Brian Bain (190-G-81). Bain got into 30-points club by scoring exactly 30 points in the last round. He went also for seven rebounds . He was another key player of Regulators, helping his team with a 113-70 easy win against the lower-ranked Cleaners (#10, 2-10). Regulators is closer and closer to top of the standings. They will still need more victories. But 13-3 record is not that bad... Bain has a great season in Bahamas. After 12 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 12.4ppg (2nd best) and rebounds with 5.6rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Kemsy Sylvestre) of Bahamas Univ. - 24 points and 7 rebounds
5. Scott Farrington (202-F-88) of Rockets - 22 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Reuben Goodman) of Bahamas Univ. - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Simon Cruz) of Regulators - 27 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Tamiko King) of Cleaners - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Herbert Knowles) of Cleaners - 26 points and 12 rebounds
10. Domonique Fernander) of Pirates - 13 points and 13 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)



Bima Perkasa lands Gjio Bain, ex Giants - by Eurobasket News

Bima Perkasa Yogyakarta (IBL) tabbed 32-year old Bahamas center Gjio Bain (211-102kg-85, college: S.Mississippi). He played recently at Giants in Bahamas NPBA. In 7 games he averaged 5.4ppg and 4.9rpg this season. The last season Bain played at Hiroshima Lightning (BJ League) in Japan where in 15 games he had 6.8ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.2bpg.
Among other achievements he played in the final of IBL for two years in a row (2013 and 2014). Bain received also USBasket.com All-IBL 2nd Team award back in 2012.
He was also a member of Bahamas international program for some years. Bain played for Bahamas Senior National Team between 2009 and 2011 and previously for U21 National Team in 2004.
He represented Bahamas at the CBC Championships in Nassau (Bahamas) six years ago. Bain's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 6 games: 1.8ppg, 2.0rpg.
Bain is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in four different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Bain has played previously professionally in Iran (M.H.Ahvaz), Mexico, Spain (A.D. Tarragona) and IBL (Vancouver Volcanoes, Olympia R. and Orlando V.).
He attended University of Southern Mississippi until 2008 and it is his ninth season in pro basketball.

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Mijatovic's double-double lands him (Second Stage) Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

33-year old power forward Danilo Mijatovic (206-F/C-83) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Kumanovo and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3 (Second Stage).
He had a double-double of 31 points and 11 rebounds, while his team edged out Peja (#11, 2-3) 80-76. Each game in Second Stage is important. but the teams lost the distance to top of the standings. Kumanovo maintains the 9th position in Balkan League . They are still close to the very top. Kumanovo would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 4-1 record. In the team's last game Mijatovic had a remarkable 57.1% from 2-point range and got three three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He turned to be Kumanovo's top player in his first season with the team. Mijatovic has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (4th best: 19.2ppg) and averages solid 58.9% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Kenyon McNeaill (185-PG-91) of Kozuv. He is American guard in his first season at Kozuv. In the last game McNeaill recorded impressive double-double of 24 points and 10 assists. Of course he led Kozuv to another comfortable win outscoring Sutjeska (2-3) 94-65. The Second Stage is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. McNeaill is a newcomer at Kozuv and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 21.4ppg (#2). He also recorded 5.5 assists per game.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Alban Veseli (202-F-90) of Peja (#11). Veseli scored 28 points and grabbed six rebounds. Despite Veseli's great performance Peja lost 76-80 to Kumanovo (#9, 4-1). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Peja ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 3 games, recording just two victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Veseli could help Peja to bring them higher in the standings. Veseli has a great season in Balkan League. After 12 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.6ppg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Milivoje Mijovic (200-PF-91) of Kozuv - 17 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Bojan Krstevski (206-F/C-89) of Kozuv - 13 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Shane Gibson (188-G-90) of Beroe - 21 points
7. Radoslav Pekovic (215-C-94) of Kumanovo - 10 points and 9 rebounds
8. Aaron Jones (206-F-93) of Beroe - 9 points and 8 rebounds
9. Stjepan Tesija (206-F/C-89) of Beroe - 10 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Larry Hall (190-G-83) of Kozuv - 15 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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Stats Leaders - Premier League

Points Per Game
 Sergej VABISCHEVICH
  BSEU-Gr.
  (191-G-88)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Vabischevich, BSEU-Gr.22.1 
 2. Viaroukin, GO.19.6 
 3. Sugonyako, COR-Bori.18.8 
 4. Aladko, Vitebsk18.3 
 5. Shustov, Impuls B.17.9 
 6. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.17.5 
 7. Suvorov, Prine.17.1 
 8. Navoichyk, Prine.15.8 
 9. Roslikau, BSEU-Gr.15.8 
 10. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dmitriy DMITRUK
  Brest
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Dmitruk, Brest12.1 
 2. Zahar, Impuls B.9.3 
 3. Liutych, Tsmoki II9.1 
 4. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.8.7 
 5. Vashkevich, Vitebsk8.6 
 6. Kopacev, GO.8.5 
 7. Chumakov, Prine.7.8 
 8. Ignatev, Impuls B.7.7 
 9. Chumakov, Grodn.7.2 
 10. Malysh, COR-Bori.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Maksim SHUSTOV
  Impuls B.
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 6
 1. Shustov, Impuls B.6.0 
 2. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.5.6 
 3. Kuzmin, Grodno-935.2 
 4. Nazarov, BSEU-Gr.4.8 
 5. Stavrovskiy, Tsmoki I.4.7 
 6. Korzh, Grodno-934.5 
 7. Volodkin, Impuls B.4.4 
 8. Aladko, Vitebsk4.4 
 9. Vabischevich, BSEU-Gr.4.2 
 10. Kharkevich, COR-Bori.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Maksim SHUSTOV
  Impuls B.
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Shustov, Impuls B.2.4 
 2. Viaroukin, GO.2.4 
 3. Lebedev, BSEU-Gr.2.4 
 4. Suvorov, Prine.2.2 
 5. Ovsepyan, Vitebsk2.1 
 6. Malkov, COR-Bori.2.0 
 7. Stankevich, GOCOR-S.1.9 
 8. Stavrovskiy, Tsmoki I.1.9 
 9. Chumakov, Grodn.1.9 
 10. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Evgeniy KOPYLOV
  COR-Bori.
  (199-F-91)
  Avg: 0
 1. Kopylov, COR-Bori.0.0 
 2. Adaskov, GO.0.0 
 3. Kopacev, GO.0.0 
 4. Navoichyk, Prine.0.0 
 5. Konovchuk, Brest0.0 
 6. Morozov, Brest0.0 
 7. Kisel, Brest0.0 
 8. Mishukov, Grodn.0.0 
 9. Kirilyuk, Brest0.0 
 10. Milashevskiy, BSEU-Gr.0.0 


Premier League Round 29 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

What a coincidence that all visitors won their games.

The game in Brest was quite interesting. Sixth ranked BSEU-GrandPrint (8-18) played at the court of 8th ranked Brest (4-22). BSEU-GrandPrint managed to secure a 9-point victory 72-63 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 38-27 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. BSEU-GrandPrint made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 21 Brest turnovers. The best player for the winners was guard Sergej Vabischevich (191-88) who scored 21 points and 6 rebounds. Power forward Vitaliy Lebedev (200-99) chipped in 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Dmitriy Dmitruk (198-81) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds for the hosts. Brest's coach Edward Vasiliuk rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. BSEU-GrandPrint maintains sixth place with 8-18 record. Brest lost sixth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the eighth position with 22 games lost. BSEU-GrandPrint will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Brest will play on the road against Prinemanye (#7) in Grodno and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Brest supposed to be also worth to mention about. Sixth ranked BSEU-GrandPrint (8-18) played at the court of 8th ranked Brest (4-22). BSEU-GrandPrint smashed Brest 105-68. Guard Sergej Vabischevich (191-88) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 31 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Vitaliy Lebedev contributed with 20 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Forward Dmitriy Dmitruk (198-81) answered with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds for Brest. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. BSEU-GrandPrint maintains sixth place with 8-18 record. Brest lost sixth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the eighth position with 22 games lost. BSEU-GrandPrint will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Brest will play on the road against Prinemanye (#7) in Grodno and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

The best stats of 29th round was 6 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists by Valentin Nazarov of BSEU-GrandPrint.

Brest - BSEU-GrandPrint 63-72

The game in Brest was quite interesting. Sixth ranked BSEU-GrandPrint (8-18) played at the court of 8th ranked Brest (4-22). BSEU-GrandPrint managed to secure a 9-point victory 72-63 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 38-27 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. BSEU-GrandPrint made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 21 Brest turnovers. The best player for the winners was guard Sergej Vabischevich (191-88) who scored 21 points and 6 rebounds. Power forward Vitaliy Lebedev (200-99) chipped in 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Dmitriy Dmitruk (198-81) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds and forward Konstantin Solyshko (196-96) added 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the hosts. Brest's coach Edward Vasiliuk rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. BSEU-GrandPrint maintains sixth place with 8-18 record. Brest lost sixth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the eighth position with 22 games lost. BSEU-GrandPrint will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Brest will play on the road against Prinemanye (#7) in Grodno and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Brest: D.Dmitruk 18+11reb+2ast, A.Shchurko 12+1reb+1ast, K.Solyshko 11+5reb+4ast, S.Moshko 8+4reb+2ast, A.Stepura 4+2reb+1ast, D.Solyshko 3+3reb+1ast
BSEU-GrandPrint: S.Vabischevich 21+6reb+3ast, V.Lebedev 15+5reb+4ast, I.Salsanov 12+3reb+1ast, M.Sazonau 8+6reb, V.Nazarov 6+12reb+5ast, S.Ulyanka 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 530030


Brest - BSEU-GrandPrint 68-105

The game in Brest supposed to be also worth to mention about. Sixth ranked BSEU-GrandPrint (8-18) played at the court of 8th ranked Brest (4-22). BSEU-GrandPrint smashed Brest 105-68. The game without a history. BSEU-GrandPrint 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 Brest's 44. BSEU-GrandPrint forced 25 Brest turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. Guard Sergej Vabischevich (191-88) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 31 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Power forward Vitaliy Lebedev (200-99) contributed with 20 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four BSEU-GrandPrint players scored in double figures. Forward Dmitriy Dmitruk (198-81) answered with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds and guard Sergey Moshko (185-90) added 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) in the effort for Brest. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. BSEU-GrandPrint maintains sixth place with 8-18 record. Brest lost sixth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the eighth position with 22 games lost. BSEU-GrandPrint will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Brest will play on the road against Prinemanye (#7) in Grodno and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Brest: D.Dmitruk 19+10reb+2ast, S.Moshko 13+6reb+5ast, A.Shchurko 12+2reb+1ast, K.Solyshko 8+2reb+1ast, M.Samusik 6+5reb+2ast, D.Markovskiy 5+4reb+3ast
BSEU-GrandPrint: S.Vabischevich 31+12reb+4ast, V.Lebedev 20+6reb+3ast, I.Salsanov 18+4reb+3ast, V.Nazarov 14+2reb+2ast, D.Roslikau 9+1reb+2ast, D.Rusakovich 7+6reb+2ast
gschID: 530029





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Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Jason CLARK
  Antwerp
  (188-G-90)
  Avg: 19
 1. Clark, Antwerp19.0 
 2. Bowman, Spirou16.7 
 3. Tofi, Aalstar16.1 
 4. Simpson, Liege15.7 
 5. Tuttle, Limburg .15.6 
 6. Miller-M., Leuven14.9 
 7. Ware, Antwerp14.5 
 8. Samhan, Leuven14.5 
 9. Simmons, Brussels14.3 
 10. Troisfontain., Aalst.14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ANDERSON
  Antwerp
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Anderson, Antwerp7.4 
 2. Amis, Aalstar7.1 
 3. Ware, Antwerp6.8 
 4. Tuttle, Limburg .6.8 
 5. Samhan, Leuven6.6 
 6. Simmons, Brussels6.6 
 7. Fields, Liege6.5 
 8. Ubel, Brussels6.2 
 9. Badji, Kangoeroes6.0 
 10. Tofi, Aalstar5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Dusan DJORDJEVIC
  Ooste.
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.5 
 2. Miller-M., Leuven5.3 
 3. Channels, Kango.5.1 
 4. Loubry, Brussels4.9 
 5. Clark, Antwerp4.2 
 6. Marnegrave, Spirou4.2 
 7. Tuttle, Limburg .4.1 
 8. Anderson, Limburg .4.0 
 9. Bosco, Mons-Hai.4.0 
 10. Simpson, Liege3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Bryan DAVIS
  Spirou
  (206-C-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Davis, Spirou1.8 
 2. Miller-M., Leuven1.8 
 3. Billbury, Leuven1.5 
 4. Bowman, Spirou1.5 
 5. Hertay, Liege1.5 
 6. Swing, Limburg United1.4 
 7. Gugino, Liege1.3 
 8. Simpson, Liege1.3 
 9. Channels, Kango.1.3 
 10. Tuttle, Limburg .1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Kevin TUMBA
  Spirou
  (205-C/F-91)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Tumba, Spirou2.5 
 2. Amis, Aalstar1.5 
 3. Boukichou, Oostende1.2 
 4. Gugino, Liege1.0 
 5. Fields, Liege0.9 
 6. Fusek, Spirou0.9 
 7. Bako, Leuven0.9 
 8. Radenovic, Spirou0.8 
 9. Ubel, Brussels0.7 
 10. Blair, Aalstar0.7 


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, Ieper10.8 
 3. Hilliman, Melsele9.7 
 4. Lambrecht, Gistel O.9.2 
 5. Moris, Royal Brussels8.3 
 6. Fall, Ieper7.5 
 7. Celis, Oxaco7.4 
 8. Gorremans, Soba7.4 
 9. Vermeersch, Gembo B.7.3 
 10. De-Pooter, Gent H.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Laurent LHOTE
  Gent Hawks
  (182-G-84)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Lhote, Gent Hawks4.6 
 2. Hemeleers, Gistel O.4.6 
 3. Celis, Oxaco4.3 
 4. Goethaert, Gembo B.4.1 
 5. Mwendanga, Giants B.3.9 
 6. Lhoest, Ninane3.3 
 7. Maesen, Houthalen3.3 
 8. Kanda-K., Giants B3.2 
 9. Snyers, Houthalen3.0 
 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. Van-d., Ekeren1.5 
 7. Wachowiak, Gembo B.1.5 
 8. Riahi, RPC A.1.4 
 9. Maio, Ninane1.3 
 10. Rojas-Palma, Eke.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. De-Pooter, Gent H.0.7 
 5. Samaey, Waregem0.7 
 6. Dierickx, Ieper0.7 
 7. Van-d., Gent Hawks0.6 
 8. Rogiers, Giants B0.6 
 9. Wachowiak, Gembo B.0.6 
 10. Iliaens, Gembo BBC0.5 


Elias Lasisi (ex Limburg United) joins Le Portel - by Eurobasket News

ESSM Le Portel Cote d'Opale (ProA) agreed terms with 25-year old Belgian international swingman Elias Lasisi (192-92). He played recently at Limburg United in Belgian Euromillions League, but left the team last month. In 13 games he had 7.8ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.9apg this season. Lasisi also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 10.2ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.3apg. The last season he played also at Limburg United (Scooore League) in Belgium. In 34 games he averaged 8.4ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.2apg. Lasisi helped them to make it to the semifinals.
He has been also a member of Belgian international program for some years. Lasisi has regularly played for Belgian senior team since 2014 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2010.
He represented Belgium at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) five years ago.
Lasisi has played also professionally for other Belgian teams like Leuven Bears, Kangoeroes and St-Niklase.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BELIZE  


NEBL Round 6: San Pedro T. defeat Orange Walk RR in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

NEBL is at the halfway of the Regular Season and there are still another 6 rounds left. Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

The most exciting game of round 6 in the NEBL took place in San Pedro. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of second-best Orange Walk RR (2-2) to first ranked San Pedro T. (5-1) 54-53 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Orange Walk RR. Orange Walk RR was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. San Pedro T. dominated on the defensive end, holding Orange Walk RR to just 6 points in second quarter. San Pedro T. maintains first position with 5-1 record. Orange Walk RR at the other side dropped to the third place with two games lost. They share the position with Dangriga W.. San Pedro T. are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Belize City NL (#7) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Orange Walk RR will play against Smart Belize H. (#6) in Belize City and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Very significant was Cayo Western B.'s (#3, 3-2) victory against one of their biggest challengers Belmopan B. (2-3) 81-74. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Cayo Western B. (3-2) moved-up to second place. Belmopan B. lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. They share it with Smart Belize H.. Cayo Western B. will play against bottom-ranked Belize City NL (#7) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Belmopan B. will play against Dangriga W. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Cayo Western B. - Belmopan B. 81-74

Very significant was Cayo Western B.'s (#3, 3-2) victory against one of their biggest challengers Belmopan B. (2-3) 81-74. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Belmopan B. was ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 22-10 third quarter run of Cayo Western B.. Cayo Western B. (3-2) moved-up to second place. Belmopan B. lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. They share it with Smart Belize H.. Cayo Western B. will play against bottom-ranked Belize City NL (#7) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Belmopan B. will play against Dangriga W. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 535899


San Pedro T. - Orange Walk RR 54-53

The most exciting game of round 6 in the NEBL took place in San Pedro. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of second-best Orange Walk RR (2-2) to first ranked San Pedro T. (5-1) 54-53 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Orange Walk RR. Orange Walk RR was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. San Pedro T. dominated on the defensive end, holding Orange Walk RR to just 6 points in second quarter. San Pedro T. maintains first position with 5-1 record. Orange Walk RR at the other side dropped to the third place with two games lost. They share the position with Dangriga W.. San Pedro T. are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Belize City NL (#7) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Orange Walk RR will play against Smart Belize H. (#6) in Belize City and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
gschID: 535901





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  BOLIVIA  


SP Las Parejas add McKoy to their roster, ex La Salle Tarija - by Eurobasket News

TNA newcomer Sportivo Atletico Club Las Parejas added to their roster 24-year old American forward Dominique McKoy (203-98kg-93, college: Duquesne, agency: Interperformances).
McKoy graduated from University of Duquesne in 2015 and it is his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BRAZIL  

Stats Leaders - BNL

Points Per Game
 Shamell STALLWORTH
  Mogi
  (195-SG-80)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Stallworth, Mogi20.3 
 2. Nardi-Duarte, Campo M.20.1 
 3. Hettsheimer, Bauru19.9 
 4. Anthony, Macae18.8 
 5. Holloway, Pinheiros18.7 
 6. Vieira, Flamengo18.6 
 7. Mariano, Brasilia18.1 
 8. Garcia, Bauru17.8 
 9. Machado, Flamengo17.2 
 10. Andrade, Bauru16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olivinha RODRIGUEZ
  Flame.
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 11
 1. Rodriguez, Flame.11.0 
 2. de-Souza, L.Sor.7.9 
 3. Giovannoni, Brasilia7.9 
 4. Hettsheimer, Bauru7.8 
 5. Maynard, Minas7.4 
 6. Ansaloni, Pinheiros7.3 
 7. Lopez, Flamengo6.9 
 8. Mariano, Brasilia6.8 
 9. Klassmann, B.Cea.6.6 
 10. Andrade, Bauru6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Fulvio DE ASSIS
  Brasilia
  (188-PG-81)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. de-Assis, Brasilia6.8 
 2. Garcia, Bauru5.8 
 3. Rossetto, B.Cea.5.7 
 4. Anthony, Macae5.5 
 5. Dawkins, Vitoria5.3 
 6. Pecos, Paulistano5.3 
 7. Rodgers, Minas5.3 
 8. Dos-Santos, Vasco D.5.1 
 9. Borges, Franca5.0 
 10. Cafferata, L.Sor.4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Alex GARCIA
  Bauru
  (191-G-80)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Garcia, Bauru1.9 
 2. Rodgers, Minas1.9 
 3. Dawkins, Vitoria1.8 
 4. Toledo, B.Cearense1.7 
 5. Taylor, Mogi1.7 
 6. Stallworth, Mogi1.7 
 7. Cafferata, L.Sor.1.6 
 8. Jackson, Vasco D.1.6 
 9. Curnell, Mogi1.6 
 10. Dos-Santos, Vasco D.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Renan LENZ
  Pinheiros
  (206-F-90)
  Avg: 1
 1. Lenz, Pinheiros1.0 
 2. Nunes, Campo M.0.9 
 3. Freitas, Campo M.0.7 
 4. Dias-Silva, Pauli.0.7 
 5. Castellar, Brasilia0.7 
 6. Mariano, Brasilia0.7 
 7. Klassmann, B.Cea.0.7 
 8. Rollins, Flamengo0.7 
 9. Vinicius, Caxias d.0.6 
 10. Camilo, Macae0.6 


Blumenau welcomes back Andre de Oliveira - by Paulo Freire

Basquete Blumenau/APAB (Liga Ouro) landed 33-year old power forward Andre Liuz de Oliveira (205-84). It is actually his comeback to Blumenau as he has played here before. de Oliveira played in the summer at Campo Mourao in the NBB. In 17 games he averaged 4.4ppg and 4.7rpg. Liga Ouro will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. de Oliveira helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final.
Among other achievements he won Brazilian Liga Ouro championship title in 2015. de Oliveira received also Latinbasket.com All-Paulista League Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2012.
He played at the South American Championships for Clubs ten years ago.
de Oliveira has spent his entire career in Brazil playing for eight other teams: Minas, Paschoalotto/Bauru, Metodista/Sao Bernardo do Campo, Lajeado, Macae, Guaruja, Caxias do Sul and Internacional.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BULGARIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 D.J. SHELTON
  Rilski
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 25.7
 1. Shelton, Rilski25.7 
 2. Semple, Akademik.21.3 
 3. Ivanov, Levski19.5 
 4. Yanev, Cherno More19.4 
 5. Petkov, Yambol18.5 
 6. Sekulovic, Balkan17.4 
 7. Marincheshki, Spartak .16.8 
 8. Bozov, Rilski16.4 
 9. Smith, Akademik PL16.3 
 10. Dimitrov, Akademik.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Semple, Akademik.12.2 
 2. Shelton, Rilski10.5 
 3. Marincheshki, Spartak .9.1 
 4. Zack, Lukoil Acad.8.9 
 5. Varbanov, Yambol8.8 
 6. Savic, Spartak .8.6 
 7. Sekulovic, Balkan8.6 
 8. Yanev, Cherno More8.3 
 9. Delic, Rilski7.6 
 10. Jones, Beroe7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Oscar BELLFIELD
  Akademik.
  (187-PG-90)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Bellfield, Akademik.6.6 
 2. Karamfilov, Cherno M.6.1 
 3. Hott, Balkan5.8 
 4. Gruev, Spartak .5.4 
 5. Parker, Rilski4.8 
 6. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.4.8 
 7. Raley-Ross, Beroe4.4 
 8. Aleksiev, Beroe4.4 
 9. Hadjirusev, Levski3.9 
 10. Ostrev, Yambol3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Deyan KARAMFILOV
  Cherno M.
  (180-PG-94)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Karamfilov, Cherno M.2.5 
 2. Semple, Akademik.2.1 
 3. Bellfield, Akademik.2.0 
 4. Parker, Rilski1.9 
 5. Zahariev, Lukoil A.1.9 
 6. Yanev, Cherno More1.9 
 7. Marinov, Balkan1.8 
 8. Hott, Balkan1.8 
 9. Gibson, Beroe1.7 
 10. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Semple, Akademik.1.7 
 2. Jones, Beroe1.4 
 3. Varbanov, Yambol1.1 
 4. Savic, Spartak .0.9 
 5. Doychinov, Levski0.9 
 6. Korniyenko, Lukoil A.0.9 
 7. Veselinov, Levski0.8 
 8. Zack, Lukoil Acad.0.8 
 9. Johnson, Akademik.0.8 
 10. Petkov, Yambol0.7 


Branko Mirkovic (ex Oradea) agreed terms with Kalev/Cramo - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn (Alexela KML) inked experienced 35-year old Bulgarian guard Branko Mirkovic (190-85kg-82, agency: 011 Sports). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Serbian passport. Mirkovic He started the season at CSM CSU Oradea in Romanian Liga Nationala. He managed to play in three leagues this year (!!!). In 18 Liga Nationala games he recorded 12.5ppg, 3.2rpg, 4.7apg and 1.3spg. Mirkovic helped them to make it to the Supercup final. He also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 10.0ppg, 3.5rpg and 6.5apg. And finally Mirkovic contributed to 18 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 10.1ppg, 3.2rpg and 5.4apg. The last season Mirkovic played at Tsmoki-Minsk (Premier League) in Belarus. Similarly like in the last season, the team also played in three different competitions that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In three Premier League games he got impressive 17.7ppg, 2.7rpg, 8.3apg and 2.3spg. Mirkovic contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Mirkovic also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 9.7ppg, 3.6rpg, 5.2apg and 1.4spg. And finally he contributed to 28 games in VTB United League where he got 9.7ppg, 2.4rpg, 4.6apg and 1.5spg (in top 5).
Mirkovic was selected to Belarusian All-Star Game in 2015.
He also represented Bulgaria at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 four years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 12.0ppg, 5.3rpg, Assists-4 (4.0apg), 1.6spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 48.4%, FT: 80.8%.
Mirkovic is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bosnia (Igokea), FYR Macedonia (Pelister Bitola), Serbia (Smederevo) and Bulgaria (Lukoil Academic Sofia and Rilski).
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Kalev/Cramo.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Division A Round 4 (Second Stage): Akademik Sofia beat Levski 2014-2 in a derby game - by Eurobasket News

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Sofia: Akademik Sofia (#1) and Levski 2014-2 (#3). Akademik Sofia (4-0) won against visiting Levski 2014-2 (2-2) 90-80. The game was mostly controlled by Akademik Sofia. Levski 2014-2 managed to win third quarter 29-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Akademik Sofia maintains first position in A with 4-0 record. Levski 2014-2 at the other side keeps the third place with two games lost. Akademik Sofia are looking forward to face Chavdar (#5) in Troyan in the next round. Levski 2014-2 will play at home against Vidabasket and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Bottom-ranked Vidabasket (0-4) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 92-70 loss to fourth ranked Rilski 2 (2-2) in Vidin. Rilski 2 maintains fourth position in A with 2-2 record. Vidabasket at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. Rilski 2 will play against league's second-placed UE Varna at home in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Vidabasket will play against Levski 2014-2 (#3) in Sofia and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Troyan supposed to be also quite interesting. Second ranked UE Varna (3-1) played at the court of 5th ranked Chavdar (1-3). UE Varna smashed Chavdar 92-68 on Sunday. UE Varna maintains second position in A with 3-1 record behind leader Cherno More 2. Loser Chavdar keeps the fifth place with three games lost. UE Varna will meet Rilski 2 (#4) in the next round. Chavdar will play against the league's leader Akademik Sofia and hope to win that game.

In the last two games of round 4 In A Dolphin was crushed by Shumen in a road game 97-72. Dunav 2016 lost to undefeated Cherno More 2 at home 76-100.

Places 1-6
Chavdar - UE Varna 68-92

The game in Troyan supposed to be also quite interesting. Second ranked UE Varna (3-1) played at the court of 5th ranked Chavdar (1-3). UE Varna smashed Chavdar 92-68 on Sunday. The game without a history. UE Varna led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. UE Varna maintains second position in A with 3-1 record behind leader Cherno More 2. Loser Chavdar keeps the fifth place with three games lost. UE Varna will meet Rilski 2 (#4) in the next round. Chavdar will play against the league's leader Akademik Sofia and hope to win that game.
gschID: 534061


Vidabasket - Rilski 2 70-92

Bottom-ranked Vidabasket (0-4) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 92-70 loss to fourth ranked Rilski 2 (2-2) in Vidin. The game was mostly controlled by Rilski 2. Vidabasket was better in third quarter 22-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Rilski 2 maintains fourth position in A with 2-2 record. Vidabasket at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. Rilski 2 will play against league's second-placed UE Varna at home in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Vidabasket will play against Levski 2014-2 (#3) in Sofia and hopes to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 534060


Akademik Sofia - Levski 2014-2 90-80

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Sofia: Akademik Sofia (#1) and Levski 2014-2 (#3). Akademik Sofia (4-0) won against visiting Levski 2014-2 (2-2) 90-80. The game was mostly controlled by Akademik Sofia. Levski 2014-2 managed to win third quarter 29-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Akademik Sofia maintains first position in A with 4-0 record. Levski 2014-2 at the other side keeps the third place with two games lost. Akademik Sofia are looking forward to face Chavdar (#5) in Troyan in the next round. Levski 2014-2 will play at home against Vidabasket and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
gschID: 534059


Places 7-12
Shumen - Dolphin 97-72

There was no surprise when 11th ranked Dolphin (1-3) was crushed on the road by eighth ranked Shumen (3-1) 97-72 on Sunday. The game without a history. Shumen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Shumen maintains eighth position in A with 3-1 record. Loser Dolphin keeps the eleventh place with three games lost. Shumen will meet higher ranked Cherno More 2 (#7) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Dolphin will play against CSKA (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 534064


Dunav 2016 - Cherno More 2 76-100

No shocking result in a game in Ruse where top-ranked Cherno More 2 (4-0) smashed 9th ranked Dunav 2016 (2-2) 100-76 on Sunday. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Cherno More 2's pressure prevailed and they won that period 31-12 extending their advantage to 24 points. Newly promoted Cherno More 2 maintains seventh position in A with 4-0 record. Loser Dunav 2016 keeps the ninth place with two games lost. Cherno More 2 will meet at home Shumen (#8) in the next round. Dunav 2016 will play against Akademik Varna and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 534063





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  CANADA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kadre GRAY
  Laurentian
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 24.2
 1. Gray, Laurentian24.2 
 2. Cooper, Calgary22.7 
 3. Morgan, UBC22.1 
 4. Scott, UPEI21.5 
 5. Johnson, Toronto20.1 
 6. Curcic, Memorial20.0 
 7. Jean-Louis, Cape B.19.9 
 8. Bercy, St.Franc.19.8 
 9. Masters, UNB19.6 
 10. Kokko, Laurier19.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dut DUT
  UPEI
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Dut, UPEI11.9 
 2. Bercy, St.Franc.11.3 
 3. Osayande, Saskatch.11.2 
 4. Pereira, Waterloo11.2 
 5. Elgadi, Brock9.9 
 6. Ross, Mount Royal9.8 
 7. Nissen, Acadia9.7 
 8. Dinkins, Lakehead9.6 
 9. Iegorov, TRU9.6 
 10. Graham, Queen''s9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Ritchie Kanza MATA
  Dalhousie
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Mata, Dalhousie5.9 
 2. Masters, UNB5.8 
 3. Keane, Carleton5.4 
 4. Bonhomme, Manitoba5.2 
 5. Miller, Acadia4.7 
 6. Dulay, UFV4.7 
 7. Rocca, Windsor4.5 
 8. Farkic, Western4.3 
 9. Burdeaux, Lethb.4.3 
 10. Agyeman, UNBC4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Dejon BURDEAUX
  Lethb.
  (183-PG-)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Burdeaux, Lethb.3.3 
 2. Jenkins, Western3.0 
 3. Agada, Ottawa2.8 
 4. Kapinga, Calgary2.5 
 5. Mata, Dalhousie2.4 
 6. Dulay, UFV2.3 
 7. Small, Ryerson2.3 
 8. Ogundokun, McGill2.2 
 9. Masters, UNB2.2 
 10. Peter-M., Ryerson2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane OSAYANDE
  Saskatch.
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Osayande, Saskatch.2.5 
 2. Graham, Queen''s2.3 
 3. Nissen, Acadia2.1 
 4. Oirbans, Winnipeg1.8 
 5. Paul, Brandon1.7 
 6. Layton, Mount R.1.7 
 7. Debache, UQAM1.6 
 8. Pierre-C., Ottawa1.6 
 9. Elgadi, Brock1.5 
 10. Morgan, UBC1.5 



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  CBL  


Wellington loses again, coach blasts team for lack of leadership - by Eurobasket News

Wellington BC interim head coach Butch Carter feels his team just isn't getting the on-floor leadership it needs and that's leading to its losses adding up in the inaugural Canadian Basketball League season. Monday afternoon in front of a crowd of about 1,000 people at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre, Wellington squandered a fast start to the game and lost 90-75 to Durham United. It was Wellington's 12th loss in 14 games this season and fourth setback in a row. 'I've got two guys that I counted on to be leadership and handle the basketball,' Carter said. 'They consistently come in the game and they don't provide leadership. I used to be a pretty good coach. I thought I could get a press-breaker, but it's like we threw the ball right to them. Unfortunately, it's been consistent, but I don't really mind that. The problem that I'm having is that they're not getting mad about it. Couldn't ask for a better crowd. Couldn't ask for a better environment on TV across the country and the right people who are supposed to help lead the team aren't upset.' While Carter didn't name anyone by name, guard Jeremiah Williams (5'11''-PG-93, college: Canisius) usually handles the majority of the ball-handling chores while the other guards are Isaiah Thomas, Aldor Kola (6'5''-G-90, college: Chadron St.), J.J. Smith (he's injured), Evan Pannell, Gilbert Gyamfi and Canadian Felix Frimpong (G). 'The problem is that the guys who aren't that good, Evan, Dominique (Walls) and even Devon (Scott), their play is dominated off of those guys doing a good job and knowing what's going on in the game,' Carter said. Wellington looked like it was going to steamroll Durham United in the first YES TV game broadcast from the new facility on the University of Guelph campus as the hosts grabbed a 24-4 lead in the first five and a half minutes of the game. Then Durham turned up its press break and the wheels fell off the Wellington attack while Durham put the brakes on their own four-game skid. 'I learned early in basketball as a coach, hey, I'm not going to make any baskets, I'm not going to defend anyone so you need to have people who can do it,' Carter said. 'I'm probably flunking the test for general manager. I made sure the other teams were pretty good not expecting I will be coaching this team" Carter does take blame for the on-floor performances as he's not at every Wellington practice due to commitments as the league's CEO. He stepped into the interim coaching position with Wellington after intended coach George Jackson went home in December. 'I got thrown a curveball having to be the coach and what's going on isn't fair on the guys,' Carter said. 'I need to be around more, but I have responsibilities with the league.' The search for Carter's coaching replacement is ongoing and candidates are being interviewed. 'We're just trying to find a guy that he'll be the coach next year - not just now - instead of just plugging in someone interim,' Carter said. 'What's going on is not fair to the guys. I can't spend the time I really need to spend with them and we have some pretty good coaches in the league. The other three guys are pretty good and they're spending time and helping their team move forward. I imagine I'll need to find someone who can give us leadership better than what we've had, just so we can compete.' Scott led Wellington with 18 points while Pannell had 15 and Manny Thomas, obtained from Durham a week earlier, netted 12. Scott had seven rebounds while Walls had three blocks and three steals and Gilbert Gyamfi also had three steals. Anthony Henderson hit for 21 points for Durham United and David Tucker had 15, Reed Buck (6'6''-F-91, college: Merchant Marine) and Jameel Williamson (6'2''-G-91) had 13 apiece and Joseph Wani had 11. Henderson and Buck each had 10 rebounds and Wani had four steals. The loss followed a setback by about 20 points to Scarborough Saturday night at Scarborough. Unofficially, Scarborough leads the league at 12-2 and is followed by Durham at 8-5, Hamilton at 5-8 and Wellington at 2-12. Next game for Wellington is a home game against Hamilton Saturday at 1 p.m.
Courtesy of: guelphsportsjournal.com



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  CHILE  

Stats Leaders - DIMAYOR

Points Per Game
 Durrell SUMMERS
  CD Valdi.
  (193-SF-89)
  Avg: 30
 1. Summers, CD Valdi.30.0 
 2. Dickson, CDU C.26.6 
 3. Taylor, Las Animas26.1 
 4. Abeiro, Tinguiri.25.8 
 5. Robinson, Osorno22.8 
 6. Cheek, Las Animas21.5 
 7. McCombs, CDE T.21.2 
 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.13.2 
 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. Abeiro, Tinguiri.10.8 
 9. Bowdry, Los Leones10.7 
 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.3.9 
 9. Marechal, Los L.3.8 
 10. Cruces, CD Castro3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Akeem SCOTT
  CDU C.
  (185-G-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Scott, CDU C.3.0 
 2. Carrasco, CD Valdi.2.0 
 3. Pavez, Tinguiri.2.0 
 4. Munks, Puerto M.1.7 
 5. Del-Solar, Las A.1.6 
 6. Lopez, Puente Alto1.6 
 7. Dickson, CDU C.1.6 
 8. Soto, CDU Catolica1.6 
 9. Cheek, Las Animas1.6 
 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. Phillips, Puerto M.1.3 
 4. McCombs, CDE T.1.3 
 5. Lee, CD Castro1.2 
 6. Lopez, Puente Alto1.1 
 7. Phillip, CDU C.1.0 
 8. Centeno, AB Ancud0.9 
 9. Harrison, CDU C.0.9 
 10. Tischer, Tinguiri.0.8 



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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.37.4 
 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.32.6 
 8. Adams, Xinjiang FT31.2 
 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.16.1 
 3. Thompson, Shandong.14.1 
 4. Hickson, Fujian QB13.4 
 5. Sakakini, TianJ.13.3 
 6. Batista, North C.12.8 
 7. Lampe, Shenzhen L.12.8 
 8. Dalembert, Shanxi Z.12.1 
 9. Han, Liaoning H.11.8 
 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.8.5 
 3. Jeter, TianJin S.7.9 
 4. Pargo, Shenzhen L.7.0 
 5. Buycks, Fujian QB6.4 
 6. Sloan, Guangdong ST6.3 
 7. Jones, Qingdao E.6.2 
 8. Warren, Zhejiang.5.8 
 9. Adams, Xinjiang FT5.8 
 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. Hudson, Liaoning H.2.5 
 6. Blatche, Xinjiang.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. Sun, Beijing D.1.6 
 8. Blatche, Xinjiang.1.6 
 9. Thomas, Jilin N.1.6 
 10. Benimon, Qingd.1.5 


Recap of CBA Round 2 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Guangsha L. - Liaoning H. 118-110

Guangsha outgunned Liaoning to even the series at 1-1. The hosts trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 37-16 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions forced 21 Liaoning Hunters turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Liaoning Hunters' players. 30 personal fouls committed by Liaoning Hunters helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Courtney Fortson (180-88, college: Arkansas, agency: Three Eye Sports) orchestrated the victory with a triple-double by scoring 25 points, 12 rebounds, 18 assists and 4 steals. Taiwanese forward Cheng Liu (192-90) contributed with 32 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American Lester Hudson (190-84, college: Tenn-Martin) replied with 44 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 5 assists (was perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line !!!) and his fellow American import forward Shavlik Randolph (208-83, college: Duke) added 20 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Liaoning Hunters. 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.
Top scorers:
Guangsha L.: L.Cheng 32+6reb, F.Courtney 25+12reb+18ast, H.Jinqiu 25+9reb, L.Chih-Chieh 23+8reb+5ast, H.Elijah 8+4reb+2ast, Z.Yanhao 3+1reb+1ast
Liaoning H.: H.Lester 44+7reb+5ast, G.Ailun 24+2reb+1ast, R.Shavlik 20+7reb+2ast, Z.JiWei 14+5reb+2ast, L.Zhixuan 3+3reb+1ast, W.Meng 2+3reb
gschID: 536900


Guangdong ST - Sichuan BW 123-99

Guangdong fired past Sichuan to gain 2-0 lead in the series. The game without a history. Guandong Tigers led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 80 of its points in the paint compared to Sichuan BW's 50. They outrebounded Sichuan BW 44-25 including a 33-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Guandong Tigers looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The former international forward Peng Zhou (210-89) orchestrated the victory by scoring 30 points. American guard Donald Sloan (190-88, college: Texas A&M) contributed with 25 points and 6 assists for the winners. American Mike Harris (198-83, college: Rice, agency: Stealth Sport) replied with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds and the former international point guard Wei Liu (190-80) added 20 points and 8 assists in the effort for Sichuan BW. Both teams had five players each who 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.
Top scorers:
Guangdong ST: Z.Peng 30+3reb+2ast, S.Donald 25+3reb+6ast, B.Carlos 20+11reb+1ast, Y.Jianlian 17+8reb+3ast, R.JunFei 11+5reb+2ast, Z.FangYu 9+6reb+1ast
Sichuan BW: L.Wei 20+2reb+8ast, H.Mike 18+13reb+2ast, T.Chen 17+1reb+1ast, W.Ruheng 14+2reb+2ast, M.Da 13+3ast, C.Chen 9+1reb
gschID: 536899


Shanghai S. - Shenzhen L. 107-99

Shanghai survived overtime to level the series versus Shenzhen. Shanghai Sharks made 22-of-27 free shots (81.5 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Shanghai Sharks made 8 blocks. 27 personal fouls committed by Leopards helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Jimmer Fredette (188-89, college: BYU) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 39 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds. French Guerschon Yabusele (201-95) contributed with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American point guard Jeremy Pargo (188-86, college: Gonzaga) replied with 22 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals and international center Muhao Li (218-92) added 22 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for Leopards. Four Leopards players scored in double figures. Leopards' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Shanghai S.: F.Jimmer 39+10reb+2ast, Y.Guerschon 27+10reb+3ast, L.XiaoYu 21+9reb+3ast, Z.ZhaoXu 7+11reb, Z.Yi 5+4reb+1ast, L.Wei 5+2reb
Shenzhen L.: G.QuAn 25+8reb+1ast, P.Jeremy 22+7reb+7ast, L.Muhao 22+12reb+1ast, L.Maciej 17+10reb+4ast, M.Duo 5+1reb+2ast, D.Huaibo 4+4reb
gschID: 536898


Xinjiang FT - Shandong FB 119-104

Xinjiang FT outgunned Shandong to secure the first victory in the quarterfinal series. The game was mostly controlled by Xinjiang Flying Tige. Shandong Bulls managed to win second period 34-29. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Xinjiang Flying Tige made 31-of-37 free shots (83.8 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. 32 personal fouls committed by Shandong Bulls helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American-Bulgarian point guard Darius Adams (188-89, college: Indianapolis, agency: Stealth Sport) orchestrated the victory by scoring 37 points (!!!). American-Filipino power forward Andray Blatche (211-86) contributed with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. Xinjiang Flying Tige's coach Qiuping Liu used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American point guard AJ Price (188-86, college: Connecticut) replied with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists and his fellow American import forward Jason Thompson (211-86, college: Rider) added 16 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Shandong Bulls. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Xinjiang FT: A.Darius 37+4reb+3ast, K.Makan 26+4reb, B.Andray 16+12reb+9ast, M.Xirelijiang 15+4reb+2ast, Y.Changdong 8+9reb+2ast, S.TongLin 6+7reb+1ast
Shandong FB: D.Yanyuhang 21+1reb+2ast, H.Zhang 19+2reb+2ast, P.A.J. 18+10reb+7ast, T.Jason 16+6reb+3ast, T.HanLin 10+7reb+2ast, L.JingYu 9
gschID: 536897





Recap of CBA Round 1 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Shandong FB - Xinjiang FT 95-78

Shandong cruised past Xinjiang FT in the opener. Worth to mention a great performance of international forward Yanyuhang Ding (200-93) who helped to win the game recording 43 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds. American forward Jason Thompson (211-86, college: Rider) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. Shandong Bulls' coach Aleksandar Kesar used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American-Filipino power forward Andray Blatche (211-86) answered with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds and American-Bulgarian point guard Darius Adams (188-89, college: Indianapolis, agency: Stealth Sport) added 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Xinjiang Flying Tige.
Top scorers:
Xinjiang FT: A.Darius 22+6reb+4ast, B.Andray 17+13reb+2ast, Z.Qi 13+10reb, A.Abudushalamu 8+3reb, Y.Changdong 6+4reb, K.Makan 4+5reb+1ast
Shandong FB: D.Yanyuhang 43+8reb+2ast, T.Jason 17+16reb+2ast, P.A.J. 15+4reb+1ast, T.HanLin 8+8reb, W.Ke 6+2reb+2ast, H.Zhang 3+3reb+4ast
gschID: 536893


Liaoning H. - Guangsha L. 124-114

Liaoning outgunned Guangsha to take the lead in the quarterfinal series. Liaoning Hunters made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 22 Zhejiang Guangsha Lions turnovers. Liaoning Hunters shot the lights out from three sinking 17 long-distance shots on high 51.5 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The former international Ailun Guo (192-93) nailed 29 points, 7 assists and 5 steals (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winning side and American forward Shavlik Randolph (208-83, college: Duke) accounted for 25 points and 11 rebounds. American point guard Courtney Fortson (180-88, college: Arkansas, agency: Three Eye Sports) came up with 24 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists (made all of his twelve free throws !!!) and Taiwanese guard Chih-Chieh Lin (192-82) added 23 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for Zhejiang Guangsha Lions in the defeat. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Guangsha L.: F.Courtney 24+8reb+8ast, L.Chih-Chieh 23+6reb+6ast, H.Elijah 21+6reb, L.Jinglong 15+2reb, H.Jinqiu 14+7reb+1ast, S.Ruoyu 4+4reb
Liaoning H.: G.Ailun 29+2reb+7ast, R.Shavlik 25+11reb+1ast, H.Lester 25+7reb+4ast, Z.JiWei 16+1reb+5ast, H.Dejun 13+7reb+2ast, L.Zhixuan 7+1reb+3ast
gschID: 536896


Sichuan BW - Guangdong ST 91-111

Guangdong upset Sichuan on the road in the opener. Guandong Tigers made 16-of-21 charity shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Guandong Tigers outrebounded Sichuan BW 58-40 including a 42-29 advantage in defensive rebounds. American power forward Carlos Boozer (206-80, college: Duke) fired a double-double by scoring 28 points and 21 rebounds for the winners. The former international forward Peng Zhou (210-89) chipped in 28 points and 5 rebounds. Guandong Tigers' coach Feng Du allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American Mike Harris (198-83, college: Rice, agency: Stealth Sport) produced a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds and Iranian center Hamed Haddadi (218-85) added 17 points and 19 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Sichuan BW: H.Mike 33+11reb+2ast, H.Hamed 17+19reb+2ast, L.Wei 12+1reb+2ast, C.XiaoDong 10+3reb, M.Da 8+1reb, T.Chen 6
Guangdong ST: B.Carlos 28+21reb+3ast, Z.Peng 28+5reb+1ast, Y.Jianlian 19+9reb, S.Donald 16+4reb+4ast, Z.FangYu 9+5reb+1ast, G.Shang 5+5reb
gschID: 536894


Shenzhen L. - Shanghai S. 115-75

Shenzhen crushed visiting Shanghai for the first victory in the series. Leopards dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Shanghai Sharks' 44. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists comparing to just 6 passes made by Shanghai Sharks' players. American point guard Jeremy Pargo (188-86, college: Gonzaga) stepped up and scored 29 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners and Polish-Swedish power forward Maciej Lampe (211-85) chipped in 28 points and 10 rebounds. Four Leopards players scored in double figures. At the losing side French Guerschon Yabusele (201-95) responded with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 13 rebounds and the former international center ZhaoXu Zhang (221-87, college: California) scored 15 points and 7 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.
Top scorers:
Shanghai S.: Y.Guerschon 31+13reb+3ast, Z.ZhaoXu 15+7reb, L.XiaoYu 10+8reb+3ast, L.Wei 8+4reb, Z.Yi 5+6reb, W.Quanxi 4+1reb
Shenzhen L.: P.Jeremy 29+6reb+9ast, L.Maciej 28+10reb+2ast, L.Muhao 18+7reb+2ast, H.ZhongMian 12+3reb, G.QuAn 10+7reb, M.Duo 9+7reb+4ast
gschID: 536895





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  CROATIA  

Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Luka BOZIC
  KK Zagreb
  (199-PG-96)
  Avg: 23.1
 1. Bozic, KK Zagreb23.1 
 2. Johnson, Alkar Sinj22.3 
 3. Smajlagic, Zabok21.2 
 4. Marcinkovic, KK Za.19.1 
 5. Novacic, Jolly JBS18.6 
 6. Hopson, Cedevita17.9 
 7. Veljacic, Kvarner .17.7 
 8. Konjevic, Skrljevo16.8 
 9. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek16.8 
 10. Ivanov, GKK Sibenik16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jalen ROBINSON
  Vrij.Osijek
  (206-F/C-93)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Robinson, Vrij.Osijek7.6 
 2. Novacic, Jolly JBS7.3 
 3. Bozic, KK Zagreb7.1 
 4. Halilovic, GKK S.6.8 
 5. Mazalin, Zadar6.6 
 6. Smajlagic, Zabok6.6 
 7. Arapovic, Cedevita6.4 
 8. Marcinkovic, KK Za.6.4 
 9. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek5.8 
 10. Rajic, H.Analitica5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Scottie REYNOLDS
  Cibona
  (188-PG-87)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Reynolds, Cibona8.5 
 2. Johnson, Alkar Sinj8.1 
 3. Bozic, KK Zagreb6.9 
 4. Scott, Jolly JBS6.8 
 5. Stockton, Cedevita6.0 
 6. Veljacic, Kvarner .5.7 
 7. Filipovic, KK Split5.7 
 8. Vrbica, Gorica5.1 
 9. Kapusta, Zabok5.0 
 10. Palcic, Skrljevo4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj2.9 
 2. Stockton, Cedevita2.8 
 3. Babic, Zabok2.6 
 4. Veljacic, Kvarner .2.2 
 5. Stemberger, Skrlj.2.2 
 6. Katic, Cedevita2.0 
 7. Sirko, KK Split2.0 
 8. Mazalin, Zadar1.8 
 9. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek1.7 
 10. Brzoja, Zadar1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Miralem HALILOVIC
  GKK S.
  (205-F-91)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Halilovic, GKK S.1.5 
 2. Bundovic, Cedevita1.1 
 3. Krolo, Zabok1.1 
 4. Turkyilmaz, GKK S.1.1 
 5. Vukovic, Vrij.Osijek0.9 
 6. Bilan, Cedevita0.8 
 7. Zrnic, Zabok0.8 
 8. Vitali, KK Zagreb0.7 
 9. Vlaic, KK Zagreb0.7 
 10. Spralja, Jolly JBS0.6 



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  CUBA  

LSB Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Esteban MARTINEZ
  Santiago
  (192-F-87)
  Avg: 31
 1. Martinez, Santiago31.0 
 2. Boffil, Villa Clara28.5 
 3. Oliva, Pinar del Rio21.9 
 4. Guzman, Capitalinos20.1 
 5. Monterrey, Pinar d.17.4 
 6. Abreu, Villa Clara17.0 
 7. Granda, Ciego d.15.9 
 8. Torrientes, Matan.15.6 
 9. Molina, Matanzas15.1 
 10. Guerra, Guantanamo14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Yoel CUBILLAS
  Villa Clara
  (204-C-94)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Cubillas, Villa Clara8.3 
 2. Alorda, Capitalinos7.8 
 3. Ochoa, Santiago6.8 
 4. Siria, Santiago6.5 
 5. Tito, Guantanamo5.5 
 6. Perez, Villa Clara5.5 
 7. Reyes, Ciego de Avila5.2 
 8. Font, Capitalinos5.0 
 9. Pons, Guantanamo4.9 
 10. Moralez, Matanzas4.7 
Assists Per Game
 Yosiel MONTERREY
  Pinar d.
  (185-PG-88)
  Avg: 4
 1. Monterrey, Pinar d.4.0 
 2. Abreu, Villa Clara3.5 
 3. Heredia, Santiago2.9 
 4. Oliva, Pinar del Rio2.8 
 5. Soltero, Capitalinos2.4 
 6. Deschapelles, Matan.2.4 
 7. Boffil, Villa Clara2.3 
 8. Guerra, Guantanamo2.2 
 9. Molina, Matanzas2.1 
 10. Giron, Santiago2.1 
Steals Per Game
 Yosiel MONTERREY
  Pinar d.
  (185-PG-88)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Monterrey, Pinar d.7.1 
 2. Oliva, Pinar del Rio6.0 
 3. Deschapelles, Matan.5.7 
 4. Guerra, Guantanamo5.4 
 5. Cubillas, Villa Clara5.1 
 6. Boffil, Villa Clara5.0 
 7. Perez, Villa Clara4.7 
 8. Abreu, Villa Clara4.5 
 9. Giron, Santiago4.5 
 10. Francis, Camaguey4.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Yoel CUBILLAS
  Villa Clara
  (204-C-94)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Cubillas, Villa Clara2.4 
 2. Ochoa, Santiago1.9 
 3. Font, Capitalinos1.9 
 4. Quintana, Pinar d.1.6 
 5. Garcia, Matanzas1.2 
 6. Castellanos, Ciego d.1.2 
 7. Perez, Villa Clara1.0 
 8. Suarez, Pinar del Rio0.7 
 9. Romero, Villa Clara0.7 
 10. Hernandez, Matan.0.7 


LSB Round 11: Villa Clara edge Capitalinos by one point - by Eurobasket News

Third-ranked Capitalinos (5-5) made lots of trouble for leader Villa Clara (11-0) in La Habana on Wednesday. The visitors from Santa Clara managed to secure only one-point victory 76-75. However their fans expected easier game. Capitalinos were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Villa Clara forced 20 Capitalinos turnovers. Strangely Capitalinos outrebounded Villa Clara 38-16 including a 21-2 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was the former international swingman Andy Boffil (190-82) who had a double-double by scoring 27 points and 14 steals. Guard Neslier Abreu (187-93) chipped in 14 points, 5 assists and 7 steals. Power forward Arlen Alorda (198-86) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds for the hosts. Undefeated Villa Clara have an impressive series of eleven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 11-0 record. Capitalinos at the other side dropped to the fourth position with five games lost. Villa Clara are looking forward to face league's second-placed Pinar in Rio in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Capitalinos will play on the road against Santiago and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Tigres (0-10) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 63-55 loss to second ranked Pinar (9-1) in Camaguey. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. The former international point guard Yosiel Monterrey (185-88) orchestrated the victory by scoring 12 points, 8 assists and 8 steals. Jaciel Martinez contributed with 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. point guard Vladimir Francis (185-83) answered with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 steals for Tigres. Tigres' coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Pinar. They maintain second place with 9-1 record having just three points less than leader Villa Clara. Tigres lost their third game in a row. They still close the standings with ten games lost. Pinar will play against league's leader Villa Clara in Santa Clara in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Tigres will play against Guerreros (#3) and hope to get finally their first victory.
Bottom-ranked Guantanamo (0-9) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 77-70 loss to fourth ranked Guerreros (6-4) in on Wednesday evening. It was a great evening for Yuniskel Molina who led his team to a victory scoring 16 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Guerreros' coach Jemmott Allen used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Elvis Pons responded with 19 points and 8 rebounds. The victory was the third consecutive win for Guerreros. They moved-up to third place. Guantanamo lost their ninth game in a row. They still close the standings with nine games lost. Guerreros will meet bottom-ranked Tigres (#8) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Guantanamo will play against Ciego in Avila and looks forward to get finally their first victory.

The best stats of 11th round was 22 points and 5 rebounds by Jasul Rivero of Capitalinos.

Capitalinos - Villa Clara 75-76

Third-ranked Capitalinos (5-5) made lots of trouble for leader Villa Clara (11-0) in La Habana on Wednesday. The visitors from Santa Clara managed to secure only one-point victory 76-75. However their fans expected easier game. Capitalinos were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Villa Clara forced 20 Capitalinos turnovers. Strangely Capitalinos outrebounded Villa Clara 38-16 including a 21-2 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was the former international swingman Andy Boffil (190-82) who had a double-double by scoring 27 points and 14 steals. Guard Neslier Abreu (187-93) chipped in 14 points, 5 assists and 7 steals. Power forward Arlen Alorda (198-86) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds and the former international power forward Jasul Rivero (203-93) added 22 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Villa Clara have an impressive series of eleven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 11-0 record. Capitalinos at the other side dropped to the fourth position with five games lost. Villa Clara are looking forward to face league's second-placed Pinar in Rio in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Capitalinos will play on the road against Santiago and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Villa Clara: A.Boffil 27+1reb+3ast, N.Abreu 14+4reb+5ast, O.Perez 13+3reb, Y.Cubillas 4+5reb+1ast, M.Troyano 3, M.Mons 0+3reb
Capitalinos: J.Rivero 22+5reb+2ast, A.Alorda 18+13reb, R.Castillo 11+2reb, N.Coutin 9+2reb+1ast, F.Maria 7+5reb+1ast, A.Font 6+2reb
gschID: 536658


Camaguey - Pinar del Rio 55-63

Bottom-ranked Tigres (0-10) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 63-55 loss to second ranked Pinar (9-1) in Camaguey. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. The former international point guard Yosiel Monterrey (185-88) orchestrated the victory by scoring 12 points, 8 assists and 8 steals. Jaciel Martinez (190-91) contributed with 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Pinar players scored in double figures. Point guard Vladimir Francis (185-83) answered with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 steals and guard Yoisel Jimenez (180-89) added 11 points in the effort for Tigres. Tigres' coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Pinar. They maintain second place with 9-1 record having just three points less than leader Villa Clara. Tigres lost their third game in a row. They still close the standings with ten games lost. Pinar will play against league's leader Villa Clara in Santa Clara in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Tigres will play against Guerreros (#3) and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Pinar del Rio: O.Oliva 16+1reb+1ast, J.Martinez 15+5reb, D.Vazquez 12+6reb, Y.Monterrey 12+3reb+8ast, A.Azcuy 4+3reb, A.L. Rojas 2+1reb
Camaguey: V.Francis 17+4reb+1ast, Y.Jimenez 11+2reb, L.Rodriguez-Gallo 8+3reb, Y.Baldo 7+3reb+1ast, A.Ibanez 5+1reb+1ast, K.Cala 4+1reb
gschID: 536656


Matanzas - Guantanamo 77-70

Bottom-ranked Guantanamo (0-9) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 77-70 loss to fourth ranked Guerreros (6-4) in on Wednesday evening. It was a great evening for the former international guard Yuniskel Molina (185-93) who led his team to a victory scoring 16 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Yosniel Moralez helped adding 14 points and 8 rebounds. Guerreros' coach Jemmott Allen used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Swingman Elvis Pons (194-83) responded with 19 points and 8 rebounds and guard Raudelis Guerra (191-93) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 steals. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The victory was the third consecutive win for Guerreros. They moved-up to third place. Guantanamo lost their ninth game in a row. They still close the standings with nine games lost. Guerreros will meet bottom-ranked Tigres (#8) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Guantanamo will play against Ciego in Avila and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Matanzas: D.Torrientes 18+1reb+1ast, Y.Molina 16+8reb+6ast, Y.Deschapelles 15+5ast, Y.Moralez 14+8reb+2ast, H.Garcia 5+5reb+1ast, L.Sanchez 5+1reb
Guantanamo: E.Pons 19+8reb+1ast, R.Guerra 18+3reb+1ast, Y.Soria 13+5reb+1ast, L.Odelin 11+3reb+2ast, Y.Tito 9+9reb+1ast, Y.Mena 0+1ast
gschID: 536655





Cuban LSB round 10 best performance: Osmel Oliva - by Eurobasket News

International Point guard Osmel Oliva (178-PG-87) had a very impressive game in the last round for second-ranked Pinar del Rio, receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 10.
The 29-year old player was the main contributor (26 points, two rebounds and six assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Matanzas (#4, 5-4) 67-56. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Pinar del Rio maintains the 2nd position in Cuban LSB. They are still close to the very top. Pinar del Rio would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 8-1 record. In the team's last game Oliva had a remarkable four three-pointers out of 8 attempts. He just recently signed at Pinar del Rio, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Osmel Oliva has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (3rd best: 22.6ppg), assists (3rd best: 3.0apg) and averages impressive 6.3spg.

The second best player in last round's games was 31-year old former international shooting guard William Granda (189-SG-85, agency: Pro Sports) of Ciego de Avila. Granda had a very good evening with 31 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as Ciego de Avila was edged by league's leader Villa Clara (#1, 10-0) 87-84. Despite lost game Ciego de Avila moved up to 6th position in the standings. 8 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Ciego de Avila managed to get this year. Granda is a newcomer at Ciego de Avila, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.9ppg (#7).

Third on the list of top players last round was guard Raudelis Guerra (191-G-93) of Guantanamo (#7). Guerra scored 26 points and passed five assists. Despite Guerra's great performance Guantanamo lost 60-89 to the higher-ranked Capitalinos (#3, 5-4). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Guantanamo can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have awful season losing so far all 8 games. Too bad for Guerra he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Guerra has individually a great season in Cuba. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 2.4apg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Andy Boffil (190-G/F-82) of Villa Clara - 30 points and 4 assists
5. Vladimir Francis (185-PG-83) of Camaguey - 19 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Yoel Cubillas (204-C-94) of Villa Clara - 13 points and 14 rebounds
7. Yoanis Soria (195-G/F-86) of Guantanamo - 14 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Roigelis Ochoa (190-G-93) of Santiago - 15 points and 10 rebounds
9. Esteban Martinez (192-F-87) of Santiago - 26 points
10. Arlen Alorda (198-F/C-86) of Capitalinos - 15 points and 8 rebounds

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



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Div.A stats leaders

Points Per Game
 Baden JAXEN
  Etha
  (190-G-90)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Jaxen, Etha19.1 
 2. Esho, Etha18.8 
 3. Franklin, Apollon18.4 
 4. Ray, Enosis15.9 
 5. Abukar, Keravnos15.7 
 6. Brezec, AEK15.5 
 7. Marshall, Apollon15.1 
 8. Bussey, Apoel14.9 
 9. Blakes, Enosis14.6 
 10. Burnatowski, Apoel13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maxie ESHO
  Etha
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Esho, Etha8.4 
 2. Raines, Apollon8.4 
 3. Thomas, Enosis8.1 
 4. Brezec, AEK7.3 
 5. Mobley, Apoel7.3 
 6. Parks, Keravnos6.8 
 7. Dasic, AEK6.4 
 8. Blakes, Enosis6.3 
 9. Wright, Apoel6.1 
 10. Burnatowski, Apoel5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Kenny BARKER
  Keravnos
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Barker, Keravnos5.8 
 2. Thomas, AEK5.4 
 3. Washington, Enosis4.9 
 4. Bussey, Apoel4.5 
 5. Ross, Keravnos4.4 
 6. Jaxen, Etha3.6 
 7. Koronides, Apollon3.6 
 8. Brown, Apoel3.4 
 9. Colimon, Etha3.2 
 10. Jones, Apollon3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Keravnos
  (188-PG-83)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Ross, Keravnos2.1 
 2. Dasic, AEK1.8 
 3. Pittakas, Apollon1.8 
 4. Franklin, Apollon1.7 
 5. Washington, Enosis1.7 
 6. Thomas, AEK1.6 
 7. Barker, Keravnos1.6 
 8. Burnatowski, Apoel1.5 
 9. Blakes, Enosis1.5 
 10. Ray, Enosis1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Kevin THOMAS
  Enosis
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Thomas, Enosis1.2 
 2. Mobley, Apoel1.1 
 3. Suleiman, Apollon1.1 
 4. N''Doye, Apollon1.0 
 5. Marshall, Apollon1.0 
 6. Raines, Apollon0.9 
 7. Parks, Keravnos0.7 
 8. Esho, Etha0.6 
 9. Panayiotou, Etha0.6 
 10. Burnatowski, Apoel0.6 


Division A Round 17: Keravnos defeat Apoel in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

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

An interesting game for Keravnos (15-2) which hosted in Strovolos 3rd placed Apoel (9-8). First ranked Keravnos managed to get a 9-point victory 78-69. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Apoel. The hosts trailed by 9 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 9 points. Keravnos looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. American point guard Ronald Ross (188-83, college: Texas Tech) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 assists. American-Somalian forward Mohamed Abukar (208-85, college: San Diego St., agency: Two Points) contributed with 22 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American forward Brandon Mobley (206-91, college: Seton Hall, agency: HMS) answered with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for Apoel. Keravnos maintains first place with 15-2 record. Apoel at the other side keeps the third position with eight games lost. Keravnos are looking forward to face Enosis (#4) in Paralimni in the next round. Apoel will play at home against the league's second-placed AEK and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Limassol supposed to be also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Enosis (8-9) played at the court of 5th ranked Apollon (3-14). Enosis smashed Apollon 78-47. American point guard Eric Washington (178-93, college: Miami, OH) stepped up and scored 18 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners and Jarvis Ray chipped in 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Center Papa Suleiman (207-98) responded with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks. Apollon's coach Lukas Antoniou gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Enosis maintains fourth place with 8-9 record. Apollon lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with 14 games lost. They share it with Etha. Enosis will play against league's leader Keravnos in Strovolos in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Apollon will play at home against Etha (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Nicosia was also quite interesting. Second ranked AEK (13-4) played at the court of 6th ranked Etha (3-14). AEK defeated Etha 89-75 on Saturday. Vladimir Dasic nailed a double-double by scoring 13 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side. AEK's coach Linos Gavriel used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Baden Jaxen came up with 35 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 5 assists for Etha in the defeat. AEK have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Defending champion maintains second place with 13-4 record having just two points less than leader Keravnos. Etha lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 14 games lost. They share it with Apollon. AEK will meet Apoel (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Etha will play against Apollon in Limassol and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Keravnos - Apoel 78-69

An interesting game for Keravnos (15-2) which hosted in Strovolos 3rd placed Apoel (9-8). First ranked Keravnos managed to get a 9-point victory 78-69. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Apoel. The hosts trailed by 9 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 9 points. Keravnos looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. American point guard Ronald Ross (188-83, college: Texas Tech) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 assists. American-Somalian forward Mohamed Abukar (208-85, college: San Diego St., agency: Two Points) contributed with 22 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Keravnos players scored in double figures. American forward Brandon Mobley (206-91, college: Seton Hall, agency: HMS) answered with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import guard Tre Bussey (190-91, college: Georgia South) added 21 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Apoel. Keravnos maintains first place with 15-2 record. Apoel at the other side keeps the third position with eight games lost. Keravnos are looking forward to face Enosis (#4) in Paralimni in the next round. Apoel will play at home against the league's second-placed AEK and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Apoel: B.Mobley 22+7reb+4ast, T.Bussey 21+5reb+3ast, M.Burnatowski 8+4reb+1ast, G.Pantouris 6+1reb+4ast, R.Brown 5+2reb+3ast, C.Kaskiris 4+4reb+3ast
Keravnos: M.Abukar 22+5reb+2ast, R.Ross 13+3reb+13ast, T.Parks 12+8reb+1ast, M.Simon 12+3reb+1ast, K.Barker 9+5reb+4ast, J.O'Brien 7+5reb+1ast
gschID: 533323


Apollon - Enosis 47-78

The game in Limassol supposed to be also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Enosis (8-9) played at the court of 5th ranked Apollon (3-14). Enosis smashed Apollon 78-47. It looked good early as Apollon took a 1-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Enosis had a 23-15 second period charge getting the lead and Apollon was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 47-78. Enosis dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Apollon's 22. Enosis forced 23 Apollon turnovers and outrebounded them 43-32 including 17 on the offensive glass. American point guard Eric Washington (178-93, college: Miami, OH) stepped up and scored 18 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners and his fellow American import guard Jarvis Ray (198-90, college: TCU) chipped in 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Enosis players scored in double figures. Center Papa Suleiman (207-98) responded with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks and the former international guard Iraklis Pittakas (192-84) scored 13 points and 4 steals. Apollon's coach Lukas Antoniou gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Enosis maintains fourth place with 8-9 record. Apollon lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with 14 games lost. They share it with Etha. Enosis will play against league's leader Keravnos in Strovolos in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Apollon will play at home against Etha (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Apollon: I.Pittakas 13+1reb+2ast, P.Suleiman 10+10reb+1ast, M.Georgiou 7+6reb+1ast, L.Kamenos 6+2reb, A.Panagidis 4+4reb+2ast, I.Makriyiannis 4+2reb+1ast
Enosis: E.Washington 18+7reb+6ast, G.Blakes 18+7reb+2ast, J.Ray 15+7reb+5ast, K.Thomas 10+6reb, Z.Hanoun 9+1reb+1ast, Z.Panagiotis 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 533321


Etha - AEK 75-89

The game in Nicosia was also quite interesting. Second ranked AEK (13-4) played at the court of 6th ranked Etha (3-14). AEK defeated Etha 89-75 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by AEK. Etha managed to win second period 21-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 32 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Etha's players. Montenegrin Vladimir Dasic (207-88) nailed a double-double by scoring 13 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side and Slovenian power forward Primoz Brezec (216-79) accounted for 18 points and 6 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Five AEK players scored in double figures. AEK's coach Linos Gavriel used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Baden Jaxen (190-90, college: N.Carolina) came up with 35 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import guard Leron Barnes (196-93, college: Houston) added 15 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Etha in the defeat. AEK have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Defending champion maintains second place with 13-4 record having just two points less than leader Keravnos. Etha lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 14 games lost. They share it with Apollon. AEK will meet Apoel (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Etha will play against Apollon in Limassol and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Etha: B.Jaxen 35+7reb+5ast, L.Barnes 15+8reb, C.Panayiotou 8+5reb+1ast, P.Papamichael 6+3reb+3ast, C.Karampatakis 5+1reb, C.Loizidis 2+4reb+1ast
AEK: P.Brezec 18+6reb, A.Sizopoulos 17+2reb, T.Thomas 13+4reb+4ast, V.Dasic 13+10reb+4ast, I.Panteli 10+1reb+8ast, T.Biggs 7+6reb+2ast
gschID: 533322





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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. Brooks, J.Hradec16.8 
 5. Ware, MMCITE B.16.7 
 6. Lipkins, J.Hradec15.7 
 7. Bakic, BK Kolin15.4 
 8. Allen, CEZ Nymburk15.2 
 9. Pecka, Usti n.15.0 
 10. Jacobs, Prostejov15.0 
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, Svitavy7.1 
 6. Smith, NH Ostrava6.8 
 7. Ware, MMCITE B.6.8 
 8. Simpson, MMCITE B.6.7 
 9. Bohacik, USK Praha6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Roman MARKO
  Prostejov
  (194-SG-86)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Marko, Prostejov7.6 
 2. Bannister, Svitavy6.5 
 3. Sirina, BK Opava5.9 
 4. Kouril, BK Opava5.1 
 5. Simmons, Prostejov5.1 
 6. Lawrence, CEZ N.5.0 
 7. Glover, Usti n.4.8 
 8. Sotnar, Usti n.4.6 
 9. Ware, MMCITE B.4.3 
 10. Canada, NH Ostrava4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin WARE
  MMCITE B.
  (188-G-93)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Ware, MMCITE B.2.6 
 2. Sirina, BK Opava2.3 
 3. Glover, Usti n.2.1 
 4. Sant-Roos, CEZ N.2.1 
 5. Lipkins, J.Hradec1.8 
 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
 Stan SIMPSON
  MMCITE B.
  (208-C-90)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Simpson, MMCITE B.1.5 
 2. Mickelson, Svitavy1.5 
 3. Madsen, USK Praha1.4 
 4. Ibekwe, CEZ N.1.4 
 5. Canty, J.Hradec1.4 
 6. Dyck, Prostejov1.2 
 7. Simpson, CEZ N.1.1 
 8. Ware, MMCITE B.0.9 
 9. Jelinek, Svitavy0.9 
 10. Svrdlik, BK Pardu.0.8 


1Liga Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Petr SLECHTA
  Sokol Pisek
  (192-G/F-95)
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Slechta, Sokol Pisek24.7 
 2. Svoboda, Nymburk B24.6 
 3. Novak, Olomouc SK22.9 
 4. Peterka, Nymburk B22.8 
 5. Potocek, Pardubice22.5 
 6. Fait, Sokol Pisek20.0 
 7. Sebela, Sokol S.19.1 
 8. Honomichl, Loko Plzen18.9 
 9. Streba, USK P.18.8 
 10. Nehoda, Zlin18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martin PETERKA
  Nymburk B
  (205-C-95)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Peterka, Nymburk B12.3 
 2. Novak, Olomouc SK11.0 
 3. Kolonicny, Havirov10.4 
 4. Klimes, Slavoj Litom.9.8 
 5. Pelikan, Novy Jicin9.3 
 6. Kvapil, Opava B9.3 
 7. Voslajer, Zlin9.2 
 8. Bujnoch, Opava B8.8 
 9. Bubak, Vysocina8.7 
 10. Streba, USK P.8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jan SOTNAR
  Slavoj L.
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Sotnar, Slavoj L.8.1 
 2. Petric, Pardubice5.1 
 3. Jakubu, Novy Jicin5.0 
 4. Pumprla, Zlin4.7 
 5. Kotasek, Nymburk B4.5 
 6. Honomichl, Loko Plzen4.3 
 7. Jancik, Havirov4.2 
 8. Straznicky, Vysoc.4.1 
 9. Dragoun, Opava B3.8 
 10. Goga, Prostejov B3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Jiri DEDEK
  Olomouc .
  (190-SG-95)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Dedek, Olomouc .3.7 
 2. Kozina, Zlin2.8 
 3. Potocek, Pardubice2.5 
 4. Nehoda, Zlin2.3 
 5. Rotrekl, Sokol S.2.3 
 6. Pumprla, Zlin2.1 
 7. Novak, Olomouc SK2.1 
 8. Choleva, Olomouc Bbal2.1 
 9. Dragoun, Opava B2.0 
 10. Zlamal, Olomouc SK2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Pavel ENGLICKY
  Sokol Pisek
  (210-F/C-83)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Englicky, Sokol Pisek1.9 
 2. Blumbergs, GBA S.1.8 
 3. Skranc, Pardubice1.7 
 4. Kolonicny, Havirov1.5 
 5. Szabo, Prostejov B1.1 
 6. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.1 
 7. Kozak, GBA Sparta1.1 
 8. Goga, Prostejov B1.0 
 9. Hlobil, Prostejov B0.9 
 10. Vasat, Prostejov B0.9 



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Stats Leaders - Basketligaen

Points Per Game
 Devaughn AKOON-PURCELL
  Bakken
  (196-G-93)
  Avg: 23
 1. Akoon-P., Bakken23.0 
 2. Burgess, Randers18.6 
 3. Bello, Randers18.6 
 4. Nielsen, Randers17.6 
 5. Mack, Horsens IC17.5 
 6. Haas, SISU17.0 
 7. McGrew, SI.16.7 
 8. Sandager, Stevn.16.4 
 9. Champagnie, Stevn.16.1 
 10. Dominique, Horsholm16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tanner MCGREW
  SI.
  (203-F-93)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. McGrew, SI.10.9 
 2. Champagnie, Stevn.10.0 
 3. Sane, Naestved9.7 
 4. Smith, Horsholm8.7 
 5. Baru, SISU7.9 
 6. NaNa, Svendborg7.5 
 7. Moten, Svendborg7.1 
 8. Midtgaard, Horsh.6.9 
 9. Artino, Horsens IC6.3 
 10. Trist, Horsens IC6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Frederik NIELSEN
  Horsholm
  (178-PG-88)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Nielsen, Horsholm6.6 
 2. Burgess, Randers5.8 
 3. Wilson, SISU4.7 
 4. Dranginis, SISU4.3 
 5. Gesell, Bakken4.3 
 6. Lundberg, Horse.4.1 
 7. Nielsen, Randers3.9 
 8. Lanegger, Naestved3.9 
 9. Mack, Horsens IC3.7 
 10. Porta, Svendborg3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Myles MACK
  Horsens IC
  (175-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Mack, Horsens IC2.5 
 2. Burgess, Randers2.0 
 3. Bello, Randers2.0 
 4. Borovcanin, Horse.1.8 
 5. Nielsen, Horsholm1.7 
 6. Lundberg, Horse.1.7 
 7. Gesell, Bakken1.7 
 8. Smith, Horsholm1.7 
 9. Akoon-P., Bakken1.6 
 10. Nielsen, Randers1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jyles SMITH
  Horsholm
  (209-PF-92)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Smith, Horsholm1.3 
 2. Sane, Naestved1.2 
 3. Diouf, Bakken1.1 
 4. Aboubakar Za., Svendbor.1.1 
 5. Adjehi, SISU1.0 
 6. Colas, Randers1.0 
 7. Christoffers., Bak.0.9 
 8. Baru, SISU0.9 
 9. Onwenu, Naestved0.8 
 10. Moten, Svendborg0.8 



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Pierre JACKSON
  Texas L.
  (180-PG-91)
  Avg: 27.2
 1. Jackson, Texas L.27.2 
 2. Cook, Canton C.26.1 
 3. Harris, Texas L.26.0 
 4. Blue, Los A.25.2 
 5. Patterson, Reno B.24.0 
 6. Murphy, Grand R.22.9 
 7. Crawford, Grand R.22.8 
 8. Nader, Maine RC22.3 
 9. Jones, Maine RC21.9 
 10. Holland, Canton C.21.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joel BOLOMBOY
  Salt L.
  (206-F-94)
  Avg: 13.2
 1. Bolomboy, Salt L.13.2 
 2. Moreland, Canton C.11.6 
 3. Long, Delaware.11.2 
 4. Benson, Sioux F.10.8 
 5. Onuaku, Rio G.10.6 
 6. Wood, Greensbo.10.0 
 7. McKinnie, Windy C.9.6 
 8. Webb-III, Delaware.9.2 
 9. Tobey, Greensbo.9.0 
 10. Jones, Maine RC9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Josh MAGETTE
  Los A.
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Magette, Los A.9.3 
 2. McGrath, Long I.8.9 
 3. Stone, Ft.Wayne MA8.9 
 4. VanVleet, Raptors .7.5 
 5. Pressey, Santa C.7.5 
 6. McCallum, Grand R.7.4 
 7. Weber, Sioux F.7.3 
 8. Jackson, Texas L.7.3 
 9. Cook, Canton C.6.7 
 10. Morris, Rio G.6.6 
Steals Per Game
 Briante WEBER
  Sioux F.
  (188-PG-92)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Weber, Sioux F.3.3 
 2. Tokoto, Rio G.2.6 
 3. Caruso, Oklahoma.2.3 
 4. McCallum, Grand R.2.3 
 5. Harris, Texas L.2.2 
 6. Millsap, N.Arizon.2.2 
 7. Payton-II, Rio G.2.1 
 8. Patterson, Reno B.2.0 
 9. Fells, Westches.2.0 
 10. Collinsworth, Texas L.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Christian WOOD
  Greensbo.
  (208-F-95)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Wood, Greensbo.2.6 
 2. Benson, Sioux F.2.5 
 3. Tavares, Raptors .2.5 
 4. Obekpa, Santa C.2.4 
 5. Papagiannis, Reno B.2.3 
 6. Moreland, Canton C.2.2 
 7. Diallo, Austin S.2.1 
 8. Hammons, Texas L.2.1 
 9. Acy, Texas L.2.0 
 10. Brown, Windy C.1.9 


Warriors blow lead, game to Reno - by Eurobasket News

The Santa Cruz Warriors set a pair of franchise marks against the Reno Bighorns on Friday. Only one of them was positive. After holding the host Bighorns to just 11 points in the first quarter - an all-time low for the Warriors - Santa Cruz blew its largest lead when it allowed Reno to erase a 25-point deficit en route to a 109-108 victory. The game was held at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, where the NBA's Kings - the Bighorns' affiliate - compete. Kings players Tyreke Evans, Buddy Hield, Kosta Koufos, Skal Labissiere and Garrett Temple were in attendance, as was general manager Vlade Divac. Georgios Papagiannis (7'2''-C-97), another Kings player who was on assignment with Reno (13-23), recorded 16 points and 10 rebounds in the Bighorns' come-from-behind victory. His pair of free throws with 2:31 remaining in regulation supplied Reno its first lead of the game. The Warriors never reclaimed the lead. No player was more key to the comeback than Gary Neal (6'4''-G-84, college: Towson), however. Neal dropped a game-high 41 points - making all 15 of his free-throw attempts - to go along with eight rebounds and five steals. He shot of 12 of 20 from the field in 40 minutes. The 25-point lead, which Santa Cruz grabbed early in the second quarter after a Cleanthony Early (6'8''-F-91, college: Wichita St.) layup made it a 36-11 game, topped the 22-point lead the Warriors had in their January 2014 loss to Fort Wayne. The 11 points allowed in the first quarter, meanwhile, bested the 12 points Santa Cruz surrendered to Canton in January 2015. Little of what transpired Friday made sense for the Warriors, who led 34-11 after the first quarter. Although it did have 17 turnovers to Reno's 12, Santa Cruz made 18 3-pointers. Then again, it also took 47 attempts from behind the arc. James Southerland led the Warriors with 27 points to go along with 11 rebounds. He was 5 of 11 from 3-point range, while LaDontae Henton was 7 of 13 for 23 points. Scott Wood (6'6''-F-90, college: N.Carolina St.) chimed in with 13 points and Phil Pressey (5'11''-PG-91, college: Missouri) had 12 points and 10 assists. Early had 11 points for the Warriors (19-17). Santa Cruz led 54-37 at halftime. However, it was outscored 72-54 in the second half. The Bighorns went on a 17-7 run to start the third quarter, bringing the deficit to seven. The Warriors' lead was later five points, but Santa Cruz managed to nevertheless hold an 87-78 lead on Reno entering the final stanza. The Bighorns scored 41 points in the fourth quarter, with Neal alone depositing 23 points on 7 of 8 shooting. Golden State center Damian Jones (7'0''-C-95, college: Vanderbilt), who was assigned to Santa Cruz earlier in the day, finished with eight points and seven rebounds.
Courtesy of: santacruzsentinel.com



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Lawson's 39-point game gives him Liga MB Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

27-year old point guard David Lawson (185-PG-89) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Canarios and receives a Latinbasket.com Liga MB Player of the Week award for round 3.
He had the game-high 39 points adding four rebounds and nine assists for Canarios in his team's victory, helping them to outclass, the league's bottom-ranked team Cojute (#11, 0-2) with 33-point margin 108-75. Canarios is placed at 4th position in Salvadorean Liga MB. They maintain a perfect record without any lost game in the league. But it's just the very beginning of the season and Canarios won both games without losing any. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. In the team's last game Lawson had a remarkable 78.6% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Canarios and just after two games he already turned to be a very valuable addition to the team. Reinhardt College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Lawson is league's best scorer averaging so far 38.0ppg. Lawson is in league's top in assists (5th best: 8.5apg) and averages solid 5.0spg and 69.2% FGP. Worth to mention Lawson played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

Second best performed player last round was Christopher Blake (197-G-88) of Brujos Izalco. He is American guard in his first season at Brujos Izalco. In the last game Blake recorded impressive double-double of 31 points and 10 rebounds. Of course Brujos Izalco cruised to a 98-87 relatively comfortable win over Denver-FAS (1-1). His team has extremely good start of the season. They won both games so far. However the season is at the beginning, so everything can happen. They still may lose their high position in the standings. Blake is a newcomer at Brujos Izalco and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 28.5ppg (#8). His other stats are also decent: 6.0rpg and 7.5apg.

Third place about best performers goes to another Canarios' star - guard Wali Hepburn (193-G-89). Hepburn showcased his all-around game by recording 29 points, sixteen rebounds (!!!) and four assists in the last round. He was another key player of Canarios, helping his team with a 108-75 easy win against Cojute (#11, 0-2). Canarios has a very good start of the season. But there were just 2 games played, so it's too early to judge them at this stage. Hepburn also has a very good start of the season with very strong stats. Hepburn has a very solid season. In 2 games in El Salvador he scored 25.5ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Marc Montavious (206-C-90) of 11 Lobos - 15 points, 19 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Anthony Brown (193-PG-89) of Denver-FAS - 29 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists
6. Kenny Demouchet (198-PF-89) of Cojute - 35 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Michael Hinestroza Javes (208-F-90) of Isidro Metapan - 22 points and 16 rebounds
8. Luis Damian Morales (191-F-88) of Denver-FAS - 39 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Duane James (196-F-83) of Isidro Metapan - 24 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Jeremee Davis (191-PG-90) of Halcones - 25 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists

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



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  ESTONIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Justin BAKER
  Tarvas
  (203-F/C-89)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Baker, Tarvas19.3 
 2. Dzeletovic, TL.18.6 
 3. Strupovics, Valga18.3 
 4. van-der-Mars, Rap.18.3 
 5. Volkus, Parnu18.1 
 6. Jarvelainen, TTU17.9 
 7. Olmre, TTU17.8 
 8. Bubalo, Parnu16.6 
 9. Post, Tarvas14.2 
 10. Zvigurs, Valga14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas VAN DER MARS
  Rap.
  (208-C-90)
  Avg: 13.4
 1. van-der-Mars, Rap.13.4 
 2. Jarvelainen, TTU8.8 
 3. Baker, Tarvas8.7 
 4. Jois, Tartu Ulikool8.4 
 5. Milka, Tartu Ulikool8.2 
 6. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.8.1 
 7. Bubalo, Parnu8.0 
 8. Soodla, Noorteliiga7.9 
 9. Dzeletovic, TL.6.5 
 10. Keedus, Kalev/Cr.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Norman KABIN
  Parnu
  (188-PG-97)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Kabin, Parnu4.6 
 2. Sokk, Tartu Ulikool4.5 
 3. Harper, Kalev/Cr.4.4 
 4. Olmre, TTU4.1 
 5. Bratoz, Rapla4.1 
 6. Jones, TL.4.0 
 7. Post, Tarvas3.9 
 8. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo3.9 
 9. Okereafor, Parnu3.8 
 10. Paiste, Tarvas3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Domen BRATOZ
  Rapla
  (189-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Bratoz, Rapla2.3 
 2. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.2.1 
 3. Okereafor, Parnu2.0 
 4. Paiste, Tarvas1.8 
 5. Kabin, Parnu1.8 
 6. Harper, Kalev/Cr.1.7 
 7. Thomas, Tartu Ulikool1.6 
 8. Tamm, TL.1.6 
 9. Sutt, Parnu1.6 
 10. Dzeletovic, TL.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Cedric SIMMONS
  Kalev/Cr.
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Simmons, Kalev/Cr.1.2 
 2. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.1.0 
 3. van-der-Mars, Rap.0.9 
 4. Tollefsen, Kalev/Cr.0.9 
 5. Gladness, Kalev/Cr.0.9 
 6. Raadik, TTU0.8 
 7. Bubalo, Parnu0.8 
 8. Marshall, TL.0.8 
 9. Lips, Tarvas0.7 
 10. Perine, Tarvas0.7 


Branko Mirkovic (ex Oradea) agreed terms with Kalev/Cramo - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn (Alexela KML) inked experienced 35-year old Bulgarian guard Branko Mirkovic (190-85kg-82, agency: 011 Sports). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Serbian passport. Mirkovic He started the season at CSM CSU Oradea in Romanian Liga Nationala. He managed to play in three leagues this year (!!!). In 18 Liga Nationala games he recorded 12.5ppg, 3.2rpg, 4.7apg and 1.3spg. Mirkovic helped them to make it to the Supercup final. He also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 10.0ppg, 3.5rpg and 6.5apg. And finally Mirkovic contributed to 18 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 10.1ppg, 3.2rpg and 5.4apg. The last season Mirkovic played at Tsmoki-Minsk (Premier League) in Belarus. Similarly like in the last season, the team also played in three different competitions that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In three Premier League games he got impressive 17.7ppg, 2.7rpg, 8.3apg and 2.3spg. Mirkovic contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Mirkovic also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 9.7ppg, 3.6rpg, 5.2apg and 1.4spg. And finally he contributed to 28 games in VTB United League where he got 9.7ppg, 2.4rpg, 4.6apg and 1.5spg (in top 5).
Mirkovic was selected to Belarusian All-Star Game in 2015.
He also represented Bulgaria at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 four years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 12.0ppg, 5.3rpg, Assists-4 (4.0apg), 1.6spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 48.4%, FT: 80.8%.
Mirkovic is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bosnia (Igokea), FYR Macedonia (Pelister Bitola), Serbia (Smederevo) and Bulgaria (Lukoil Academic Sofia and Rilski).
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Kalev/Cramo.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Alexela KML Round 19: TTU are defeated by Kalev/Cramo in a derby game - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tallinn: Kalev/Cramo (#2) and TTU (#5). TTU was crushed at home by 28 points 80-108 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. The game was mostly controlled by Kalev/Cramo. TTU managed to win fourth quarter 25-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kalev/Cramo dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to TTU's 38 and made 17-of-19 free shots (89.5 percent) during the game. They outrebounded TTU 46-24 including a 32-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great evening for Belarusian Vitali Liutych (198-92) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international point guard Sten-Timmu Sokk (184-89) helped adding 13 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. At the losing side Sten Olmre (192-95) responded with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Kalev/Cramo (14-2) have an impressive series of fourteen victories in a row. Defending champion maintains second place having 3 victories less than leader Tartu Ulikool. TTU at the other side keeps the fifth position with eight games lost. Kalev/Cramo are looking forward to face Rapla (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. TTU's supporters also look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tallinn to the arena TLU/Kalev.
Alexela KML top team - Tartu Ulikool (17-2) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat seventh ranked Valga (6-14) 85-69. It was a quality performance for the former international Janar Talts (206-83) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Janari Joesaar accounted for 19 points and 9 rebounds. Tartu Ulikool's coach Gert Kullamae allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international center Rain Raadik (208-89) came up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds for Valga in the defeat. The victory was the eighth consecutive win for Tartu Ulikool. They maintain first place with 17-2 record. Valga at the other side keeps the seventh position with 14 games lost. Tartu Ulikool will play against BC Rakvere (#8) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Valga will play against TTU in Tallinn and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Tallinn supposed to be also quite interesting. Third ranked Rapla (12-6) played at the court of 6th ranked TLU/Kalev (6-13). Rapla smashed TLU/Kalev 98-74 on Saturday. Domen Bratoz fired 21 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists and 8 steals for the winners. Djordje Dzeletovic produced 13 points and 9 rebounds for lost side. The victory was the third consecutive win for Rapla. They maintain third place with 12-6 record having six points less than leader Tartu Ulikool. Loser TLU/Kalev keeps the sixth position with 13 games lost. Rapla will meet at home league's second-placed Kalev/Cramo in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. TLU/Kalev's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tallinn TTU.

TTU - Kalev/Cramo 80-108

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tallinn: Kalev/Cramo (#2) and TTU (#5). TTU was crushed at home by 28 points 80-108 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. The game was mostly controlled by Kalev/Cramo. TTU managed to win fourth quarter 25-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kalev/Cramo dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to TTU's 38 and made 17-of-19 free shots (89.5 percent) during the game. They outrebounded TTU 46-24 including a 32-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great evening for Belarusian Vitali Liutych (198-92) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international point guard Sten-Timmu Sokk (184-89) helped adding 13 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. At the losing side Sten Olmre (192-95) responded with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and Kiur Akenparg (190-88) scored 15 points and 4 assists. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Kalev/Cramo (14-2) have an impressive series of fourteen victories in a row. Defending champion maintains second place having 3 victories less than leader Tartu Ulikool. TTU at the other side keeps the fifth position with eight games lost. Kalev/Cramo are looking forward to face Rapla (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. TTU's supporters also look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tallinn to the arena TLU/Kalev.
Top scorers:
TTU: J.Jarvelainen 16+3reb+1ast, K.Akenparg 15+2reb+4ast, N.Vujovic 15+3reb, T.Raadik 13+4reb, S.Olmre 13+5reb+6ast, R.Koort 4+1reb
Kalev/Cramo: V.Liutych 21+7reb+4ast, M.Tollefsen 17+7reb+1ast, R.Veideman 17+2reb+3ast, S.Sokk 13+6reb+7ast, C.Simmons 11+5reb+1ast, T.Eichfuss 10+5reb
gschID: 534977


TLU/Kalev - Rapla 74-98

The game in Tallinn supposed to be also quite interesting. Third ranked Rapla (12-6) played at the court of 6th ranked TLU/Kalev (6-13). Rapla smashed TLU/Kalev 98-74 on Saturday. The game without a history. Rapla led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They also forced 22 TLU/Kalev turnovers. Strangely TLU/Kalev outrebounded Rapla 39-27 including 25 on the defensive glass. It was a great shooting night for Rapla especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Slovenian point guard Domen Bratoz (189-93) fired 21 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists and 8 steals for the winners. The former international forward Indrek Kajupank (200-88) chipped in 25 points and 7 rebounds. Serbian center Djordje Dzeletovic (205-93, agency: AproK Sports Group) produced 13 points and 9 rebounds and forward Janis Vahter (196-86) added 14 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The victory was the third consecutive win for Rapla. They maintain third place with 12-6 record having six points less than leader Tartu Ulikool. Loser TLU/Kalev keeps the sixth position with 13 games lost. Rapla will meet at home league's second-placed Kalev/Cramo in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. TLU/Kalev's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tallinn TTU.
Top scorers:
TLU/Kalev: R.Tamm 15+5reb+2ast, J.Vahter 14+6reb+3ast, D.Dzeletovic 13+9reb+3ast, S.Knezevic 10+5reb+2ast, M.Kurg 7+3ast, S.Laur 6+2reb+1ast
Rapla: I.Kajupank 25+7reb+1ast, D.Bratoz 21+5reb+8ast, T.van der Mars 15+5reb+2ast, S.Kaldre 11+2reb+3ast, M.Paasoja 9+1ast, K.Voolaid 8+4reb+3ast
gschID: 534976


Tartu Ulikool - Valga 85-69

Alexela KML top team - Tartu Ulikool (17-2) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat seventh ranked Valga (6-14) 85-69. The game was mostly controlled by Tartu Ulikool. Valga was better in fourth quarter 21-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 20-of-23 charity shots (87.0 percent) during the game. Tartu Ulikool forced 20 Valga turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Valga was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a quality performance for the former international Janar Talts (206-83) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international Janari Joesaar (198-93, college: UTRGV, agency: Three Eye Sports) accounted for 19 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side. Tartu Ulikool's coach Gert Kullamae allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international center Rain Raadik (208-89) came up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds and naturalized American forward Renato Lindments (202-84, college: Westfield St.) added 12 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Valga in the defeat. Four Valga players scored in double figures. The victory was the eighth consecutive win for Tartu Ulikool. They maintain first place with 17-2 record. Valga at the other side keeps the seventh position with 14 games lost. Tartu Ulikool will play against BC Rakvere (#8) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Valga will play against TTU in Tallinn and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Valga: I.Rihards Zvigurs 14+6reb, R.Raadik 13+12reb+2ast, R.Lindments 12+6reb+2ast, S.Silavs 12+1reb+2ast, K.Kanbergs 8+1reb+2ast, V.Veski 6+1reb
Tartu Ulikool: J.Joesaar 19+9reb, J.Talts 17+11reb+4ast, D.Milka 14+5reb+1ast, G.Dorbek 11+1reb+1ast, T.Sokk 8+6ast, M.Thomas 7+1reb+3ast
gschID: 534975





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  EUROCUP  


Belgrade ANGT Breakdown - by Uros Bajovic


Source: www.doubledouble.rs/en/

Crvena Zvezda reached 7th consecutive title at Belgrade ANGT 2017 with easy win vs. Mega Bemax 74-61. Red shirted guys got their job done in 1st quarter with 28-8 scoring run.

Basketball presented at Belgrade ANGT 2017 was not at some impressive level, despite my expectations before the tournament. Many teams here have shown only bit above average qualities, while Mega Bemax and Crvena Zvezda were far ahead of all the opponents.

Top names breakdown

Aleksa Uskokovic (guard, 1999.) is prolific leader of this Crvena Zvezda generation. He is already way better than Belgrade ANGT level, but his road to successful senior player is quite a long one. Uskokovic contributes in every phase of the game (AVG: 16.8 points, 5.3 assists), but his game has not improved much in ball control, passing, anticipation of defense, as well as shot selection. Aleksa used this tournament in great manner, especially after some weaker shows in NT jersey. Crvena Zvezda will mostly look at his abilities at final tournament in Istanbul.

Another prospect from Crvena Zvezda who has shined at this tournament is Zoran Paunovic (born 2000.). He is very successful in 2pt shooting, very strong around the rim and he has great body for future 2/3 position. Paunovic is active on the rebound as well, but he needs to work hard at outside shooting stroke, aggressiveness in game-play and better penetration. Zoran ended the tournament with following averages 11.5 points and 6 rebounds.

Vuk Djordjevic (1999.) has impressed at this tournament as well. He used his minutes in right manner contributing with 14.3 pts and 4.5 rebounds. His body has changed a lot in comparison with some earlier tournaments and he has improved his chances of becoming respectful player in senior competition. Vuk was deadly at outside shooting (45%), while his conversion for 2 was more than solid one (50%).

Honorable mentions from Crvena Zvezda squad are Arijan Lakic (2000.) and Stefan Momirov (1999.)

Mega Bemax young studs at this tournament were Goga Bitadze and Nikola Miskovic, while honorable mentions should be given to Jovicic, Islamovic and Drobnjak.

Goga Bitadze (211 cm, 1999.) has shown a lot of abilities at this tournament, while he was completely dominant. His averages of 16.5 ppg and 12 rpg, with more than solid 54.5% for 2 speaks alone about his role at this ANGT. Despite the positives, Bitadze has shown some serious cons like running, movement and lacks of concentration in some situations. Goga already plays at senior level in Serbian first league, which is a fact to be taken in account as well. Bitadze has elite size, very soft touch and if he continues to develop this fast as for now, he would shine at better level soon.

Nikola Miskovic (1999.) has shown great versatility and fluidity. His movement was more than solid, shooting touch around the rim as well, while his outside shooting needs big improvements. Miskovic is definitely capable to shoot behind the arc, but he has not shown any range at this tournament. His size (207 cm) is great for small forward in the future, but I am pretty sure that Miskovic would be fluid type of player capable of playing at 3 and 4 without a problem.

Stella Azzura Roma was not brilliant at this tournament, but some of the names there emerged as serious potentials. Serbian guys Lazar Nikolic and Djordje Pazin were noticed as big potentials, while Stella got dunk contest winner in Paul Eboua.

Lazar Nikolic (1999.) has averaged 11.3 ppg, 6.3 rpg and 6.5 apg, while his problems were in outside shooting (12% for 3) and big number of turnovers (5.3 per game). Personally, I expected better tournament from Nikolic, but he has established himself as clear leader of this Stella team. Nikolic can be compared with Uskokovic, about the situation of their potential role in senior basketball. Both of them have long road of adjustments ahead of them, but both of them have a lot to offer in the future.

Djordje Pazin (2001.) had solid tournament, but I am sure that he was capable of even better. No matter he is younger than others, he has vast range of qualities to offer. In my opinion, of all 2001. born guys at this tournament Pazin, Biberovic and Karapandzic were far the best. Pazin has true basketball moves, he is very polished, but he needs to work hard on aggressiveness, anticipation and passing. Next tournaments will show all the great moves which Pazin holds in the trunk.

Amit Ebo (180 cm, 1999.) was named in top 5 of the tournament. He led his Maccabi during this tournament, but the Israelis were not ready to compete at highest level. Ebo is physically limited PG, but with great scoring instincts and capability to find open spots for his teammates and himself. In front of Ebo is serious work for right hand development, as well as some adjustments towards his role in senior basketball as way non athletic and short. Ebo has ended the tournament with 22.8 ppg, 4.3 apg and 4 turnovers per game.

Honorable mention from Maccabi goes to Tomer Porat (201 cm, 1999.) who had great tournament with 15.5 ppg and 7.8 rpg.

Mateo Seric (203 cm, 1999.) has led Ludwigsburg to 3rd place at Belgrade ANGT. Germans presented us great team play with Seric as leader with 17.3 ppg and 7 rpg. Mateo is showing constant development and he is player to watch at some others competitions. If he continues to groom his all round game and improve passing ability he can be solid option for German teams in the future.

From Prague team at this ANGT two names emerged as some potentials. Marek Welsch (180 cm, 1999.) with similar problems as his colleague at PG Amit Ebo and second is Maros Zeliznak (208 cm, 1999.) who can be next solid center from Czech republic. His main problem are stiff hands and if he resolves that he can be interesting prospect to watch in the future.

To end the story with Partizan guys Mateja Jovanovic, Tadija Tadic and Stevan Karapandzic, as well as Spars leader Tarik Biberovic.

Mateja Jovanovic (2000.) has shown some upgrades in comparison to last year, but his problems remained in shot selection, percentages and conversion around the rim. He uses board with great sensitiveness, he is capable of drawing big number of fouls and he finishes easily from FT line.

Tadija Tadic (1999.) looked stacked at solid level for more than a year, but his problems remained the same as before. His AST/TO ratio is not the perfect one, while Tadija remained between SG and PG position. At this tournament Tadic averaged 13.5 points per game, contributing in rebounds (5 per game) and assists (6.3). Tadija is capable of 1 on 1 play, has great dribbling skills, but his anticipation of opponent moves is not at highest level. Tadic will have long road to becoming senior player with significant role.

Finally, Stevan Karapandzic (184 cm, 2001.) presented some great abilities at game vs. Ludwigsburg. Stevan shoots well, moves perfectly in offense, while he is capable of great 1 on 1 defense. He should work hard on his passing and positional defense, both were 'black holes' for him at this tournament.

At last, Tarik Biberovic (2001.) bought all the scouts in Belgrade with his games for Spars Sarajevo. Tarik averaged 17.8 ppg and 6.3 rpg, while he was true joy to watch in some cases. His shooting touch has improved since the last year and his running remained at very high level. Tarik is capable to play top defense with his 201 cm body, and he would be top prospect to watch in the future



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  EUROLEAGUE  


Belgrade ANGT Breakdown - by Uros Bajovic


Source: www.doubledouble.rs/en/

Crvena Zvezda reached 7th consecutive title at Belgrade ANGT 2017 with easy win vs. Mega Bemax 74-61. Red shirted guys got their job done in 1st quarter with 28-8 scoring run.

Basketball presented at Belgrade ANGT 2017 was not at some impressive level, despite my expectations before the tournament. Many teams here have shown only bit above average qualities, while Mega Bemax and Crvena Zvezda were far ahead of all the opponents.

Top names breakdown

Aleksa Uskokovic (guard, 1999.) is prolific leader of this Crvena Zvezda generation. He is already way better than Belgrade ANGT level, but his road to successful senior player is quite a long one. Uskokovic contributes in every phase of the game (AVG: 16.8 points, 5.3 assists), but his game has not improved much in ball control, passing, anticipation of defense, as well as shot selection. Aleksa used this tournament in great manner, especially after some weaker shows in NT jersey. Crvena Zvezda will mostly look at his abilities at final tournament in Istanbul.

Another prospect from Crvena Zvezda who has shined at this tournament is Zoran Paunovic (born 2000.). He is very successful in 2pt shooting, very strong around the rim and he has great body for future 2/3 position. Paunovic is active on the rebound as well, but he needs to work hard at outside shooting stroke, aggressiveness in game-play and better penetration. Zoran ended the tournament with following averages 11.5 points and 6 rebounds.

Vuk Djordjevic (1999.) has impressed at this tournament as well. He used his minutes in right manner contributing with 14.3 pts and 4.5 rebounds. His body has changed a lot in comparison with some earlier tournaments and he has improved his chances of becoming respectful player in senior competition. Vuk was deadly at outside shooting (45%), while his conversion for 2 was more than solid one (50%).

Honorable mentions from Crvena Zvezda squad are Arijan Lakic (2000.) and Stefan Momirov (1999.)

Mega Bemax young studs at this tournament were Goga Bitadze and Nikola Miskovic, while honorable mentions should be given to Jovicic, Islamovic and Drobnjak.

Goga Bitadze (211 cm, 1999.) has shown a lot of abilities at this tournament, while he was completely dominant. His averages of 16.5 ppg and 12 rpg, with more than solid 54.5% for 2 speaks alone about his role at this ANGT. Despite the positives, Bitadze has shown some serious cons like running, movement and lacks of concentration in some situations. Goga already plays at senior level in Serbian first league, which is a fact to be taken in account as well. Bitadze has elite size, very soft touch and if he continues to develop this fast as for now, he would shine at better level soon.

Nikola Miskovic (1999.) has shown great versatility and fluidity. His movement was more than solid, shooting touch around the rim as well, while his outside shooting needs big improvements. Miskovic is definitely capable to shoot behind the arc, but he has not shown any range at this tournament. His size (207 cm) is great for small forward in the future, but I am pretty sure that Miskovic would be fluid type of player capable of playing at 3 and 4 without a problem.

Stella Azzura Roma was not brilliant at this tournament, but some of the names there emerged as serious potentials. Serbian guys Lazar Nikolic and Djordje Pazin were noticed as big potentials, while Stella got dunk contest winner in Paul Eboua.

Lazar Nikolic (1999.) has averaged 11.3 ppg, 6.3 rpg and 6.5 apg, while his problems were in outside shooting (12% for 3) and big number of turnovers (5.3 per game). Personally, I expected better tournament from Nikolic, but he has established himself as clear leader of this Stella team. Nikolic can be compared with Uskokovic, about the situation of their potential role in senior basketball. Both of them have long road of adjustments ahead of them, but both of them have a lot to offer in the future.

Djordje Pazin (2001.) had solid tournament, but I am sure that he was capable of even better. No matter he is younger than others, he has vast range of qualities to offer. In my opinion, of all 2001. born guys at this tournament Pazin, Biberovic and Karapandzic were far the best. Pazin has true basketball moves, he is very polished, but he needs to work hard on aggressiveness, anticipation and passing. Next tournaments will show all the great moves which Pazin holds in the trunk.

Amit Ebo (180 cm, 1999.) was named in top 5 of the tournament. He led his Maccabi during this tournament, but the Israelis were not ready to compete at highest level. Ebo is physically limited PG, but with great scoring instincts and capability to find open spots for his teammates and himself. In front of Ebo is serious work for right hand development, as well as some adjustments towards his role in senior basketball as way non athletic and short. Ebo has ended the tournament with 22.8 ppg, 4.3 apg and 4 turnovers per game.

Honorable mention from Maccabi goes to Tomer Porat (201 cm, 1999.) who had great tournament with 15.5 ppg and 7.8 rpg.

Mateo Seric (203 cm, 1999.) has led Ludwigsburg to 3rd place at Belgrade ANGT. Germans presented us great team play with Seric as leader with 17.3 ppg and 7 rpg. Mateo is showing constant development and he is player to watch at some others competitions. If he continues to groom his all round game and improve passing ability he can be solid option for German teams in the future.

From Prague team at this ANGT two names emerged as some potentials. Marek Welsch (180 cm, 1999.) with similar problems as his colleague at PG Amit Ebo and second is Maros Zeliznak (208 cm, 1999.) who can be next solid center from Czech republic. His main problem are stiff hands and if he resolves that he can be interesting prospect to watch in the future.

To end the story with Partizan guys Mateja Jovanovic, Tadija Tadic and Stevan Karapandzic, as well as Spars leader Tarik Biberovic.

Mateja Jovanovic (2000.) has shown some upgrades in comparison to last year, but his problems remained in shot selection, percentages and conversion around the rim. He uses board with great sensitiveness, he is capable of drawing big number of fouls and he finishes easily from FT line.

Tadija Tadic (1999.) looked stacked at solid level for more than a year, but his problems remained the same as before. His AST/TO ratio is not the perfect one, while Tadija remained between SG and PG position. At this tournament Tadic averaged 13.5 points per game, contributing in rebounds (5 per game) and assists (6.3). Tadija is capable of 1 on 1 play, has great dribbling skills, but his anticipation of opponent moves is not at highest level. Tadic will have long road to becoming senior player with significant role.

Finally, Stevan Karapandzic (184 cm, 2001.) presented some great abilities at game vs. Ludwigsburg. Stevan shoots well, moves perfectly in offense, while he is capable of great 1 on 1 defense. He should work hard on his passing and positional defense, both were 'black holes' for him at this tournament.

At last, Tarik Biberovic (2001.) bought all the scouts in Belgrade with his games for Spars Sarajevo. Tarik averaged 17.8 ppg and 6.3 rpg, while he was true joy to watch in some cases. His shooting touch has improved since the last year and his running remained at very high level. Tarik is capable to play top defense with his 201 cm body, and he would be top prospect to watch in the future



ANGT Belgrade: Crvena Zvezda top Mega Leks to celebrate title - by Eurobasket News

Crvena Zvezda U18 - Mega Leks U18 74:61

Crvena Zvezda earned the Adidas Next Generation Tournament Belgrade stage title. They overcame their Serbian rivals Mega Leks in the Final. Vuk Djordjevic (201-F-99) scored 21 points to pace the winners.
Crvena Zvezda grabbed a 28:8 lead after the opening quarter. They kept Mega Leks at bay throughout the second frame. Crvena Zvezda ensured a 45:25 halftime lead. Mega Leks narrowed the deficit in the third term. They pulled within 12 points at the final intermission. But Crvena Zvezda held their opponents to just 15 points in the fourth stanza and rallied to the win. Aleksa Uskokovic (191-G-99, agency: Octagon Europe) produced 20 points, while Zoran Paunovic (190-G-00) added 15 points in the victory. Goga Bitadze (210-C/F-99) replied with 21 points and 18 boards for Mega Leks. Nikola Miskovic (204-G/F-99) and Igor Drobnjak (189-G-00) tossed in 11 points each in the loss.

Crvena Zvezda U18: Vuk Djordjevic 21, Aleksa Uskokovic 20, Zoran Paunovic 15
Mega Leks U18: Goga Bitadze 21+18 boards, Nikola Miskovic 11, Igor Drobnjak 11



Euroleague round 23 best performance: Nando De Colo - by Eurobasket News

French Shooting guard Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked CSKA, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 23.
The 29-year old player was the main contributor (29 points and three assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Maccabi T-A (#13, 8-15) 93-81. CSKA maintains the 2nd position in Euroleague. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. CSKA will need more victories to improve their 17-6 record. In the team's last game De Colo had a remarkable 70.0% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at CSKA, through which he has constantly improved. Nando De Colo averages this season 20.1ppg.

The second best player in last round's games was 30-year old American Bryant Dunston (203-C-86) of Anadolu Efes. Dunston had a very good evening with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists. Of course Anadolu Efes cruised to a 96-85 relatively comfortable win over Baskonia (12-11). This victory allowed Anadolu Efes to move up to 7th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 12-11 record is not bad and everything may still change. Dunston is well-known at Anadolu Efes and is a proven leader in his second season with the team.

Third on the list of top players last round was guard Lukas Lekavicius (180-PG-94) of Zalgiris (#10). Lekavicius scored 29 points. He was a key player of Zalgiris, leading his team to a 91-86 win against slightly lower-ranked Brose Bask. (#12, 8-15). The chances of Zalgiris ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 13 games, recording just ten victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Lekavicius could help Zalgiris to bring them higher in the standings. Lekavicius has a very solid season. In 23 games in Euroleague he scored 8.9ppg. He also has 3.4apg and FGP: 52.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Keith Langford (193-SG-83) of Unics - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Paulius Jankunas (205-PF-84) of Zalgiris - 24 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-G/F-92) of Fenerbahce - 27 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Sergio Llull (190-SG-87) of Real Madrid - 26 points, 2 rebounds and 8 assists
8. Adam Hanga (199-SF-89) of Baskonia - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Thomas Heurtel (189-G-89) of Anadolu Efes - 21 points, 2 rebounds and 11 assists
10. Ante Tomic (217-C-87) of FC Barcelona - 19 points and 9 rebounds

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



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Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Jamal JONES
  Lapua
  (203-G-93)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Jones, Lapua22.5 
 2. Scott, KTP Basket21.0 
 3. Gay, KTP Basket20.2 
 4. Pledger, Kouvot19.2 
 5. Brown, Kataja B.17.9 
 6. Hollins, Kauhajoki17.8 
 7. Morris, Lapua17.6 
 8. Bullock, Pyrinto16.2 
 9. Holsey, Kauhajoki16.2 
 10. Buckles, Kouvot15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus VAN
  Korihait
  (201-F/C-87)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Van, Korihait10.8 
 2. Buckles, Kouvot10.0 
 3. Judge, Pyrinto9.3 
 4. Pratt, KTP Basket9.1 
 5. Kaunisto, Kouvot8.7 
 6. Coleman, Salon Vilpas8.4 
 7. Morris, Lapua8.1 
 8. Bristol, Kataja B.7.9 
 9. Williams, Lapua7.9 
 10. Williams, Salon V.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Teemu RANNIKKO
  Kataja B.
  (189-PG-80)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Rannikko, Kataja B.7.4 
 2. Nikkarinen, Helsinki.7.2 
 3. Pratt, KTP Basket7.0 
 4. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki5.9 
 5. Jalonen, Korihait4.6 
 6. Edwards, Lapua4.5 
 7. Williams, Lapua4.4 
 8. Appleby, Kouvot4.3 
 9. Minard, Pyrinto4.2 
 10. Hirvonen, Kouvot3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Monyea PRATT
  KTP Basket
  (196-SF-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Pratt, KTP Basket2.3 
 2. Mullings, Kataja B.2.3 
 3. Horne, Kouvot1.9 
 4. Hollins, Kauhajoki1.9 
 5. Coleman, Salon Vilpas1.7 
 6. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki1.7 
 7. Minard, Pyrinto1.7 
 8. Sanders, BC Nokia1.6 
 9. Rannikko, Kataja B.1.5 
 10. Barrett, BC Nokia1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  KTP Basket
  (201-F/C-82)
  Avg: 2
 1. Gay, KTP Basket2.0 
 2. Alexander, BC Nokia1.7 
 3. Bristol, Kataja B.1.6 
 4. Johnson, Kataja B.1.3 
 5. Van, Korihait1.1 
 6. Judge, Pyrinto1.1 
 7. Coleman, Salon Vilpas1.0 
 8. Bailey, KTP Basket0.9 
 9. Walker, KTP Basket0.8 
 10. Upson, Helsinki.0.8 


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 De''Andre UPCHURCH
  HyPo
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 34.5
 1. Upchurch, HyPo34.5 
 2. Bratton, Namika Lr29.7 
 3. Moultrie, PuHu J.28.3 
 4. Rasi, Raholan Pyrkiva24.5 
 5. Maxhuni, HBA-M.24.3 
 6. Heinonen, Munkkini.24.1 
 7. Vinson, Pyrinto II23.7 
 8. Cartharn, Espoo B.23.5 
 9. Daniels, PeU-Basket23.1 
 10. Jones, Oulun N.22.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  PuHu J.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 16.7
 1. Moultrie, PuHu J.16.7 
 2. Daniels, PeU-Basket13.7 
 3. Jallow, Jarvenpaa13.3 
 4. Harvey, Oulun N.12.6 
 5. Harris, Ura Basket12.2 
 6. Towa, Jarvenpaa12.0 
 7. Flemings, FoKoPo11.3 
 8. Stahl, Oulun N.11.2 
 9. Knihtinen, Korikouvot10.9 
 10. Bratton, Namika Lr10.7 
Assists Per Game
 Janne KINNUNEN
  Karkkila
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 7
 1. Kinnunen, Karkkila7.0 
 2. Salonen, Porvoon .5.4 
 3. Kantonen, Korik.5.3 
 4. Upchurch, HyPo5.1 
 5. Ivey, Espoo United4.9 
 6. Innamaa, TuNM.4.8 
 7. Ikavalko, Lahti4.4 
 8. Nikkarinen, HBA-M.4.2 
 9. Latvala, Ura Basket4.1 
 10. Kilpinen, Pyrin.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 De''Andre UPCHURCH
  HyPo
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Upchurch, HyPo2.7 
 2. Cartharn, Espoo B.2.7 
 3. Gouch, Espoo Basket2.6 
 4. Bratton, Namika Lr2.6 
 5. Juvonen, Jyvaskyl.2.3 
 6. Moultrie, PuHu J.2.3 
 7. Nikkarinen, HBA-M.2.2 
 8. Moore, ToPo2.2 
 9. Ceesay, Espoo B.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 II1.8 
 3. Reed, FoKoPo1.6 
 4. Rainamaa, PuHu J.1.6 
 5. Ekimov, JyWe1.5 
 6. Sandberg, TuNM.1.4 
 7. Harvey, Oulun N.1.4 
 8. Fields, Lahti1.3 
 9. Polla, HBA-Marsky1.3 
 10. Harris, Ura Basket1.1 


Korisliiga Round 32: Helsinki Seagulls beat Kauhajoen Karhu by one after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

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

The most exciting game of round 32 in the Korisliiga took place in Kauhajoki. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of 3rd ranked Kauhajoen Karhu (19-11) to first ranked Helsinki Seagulls (21-7) 89-88 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Kauhajoen Karhu. Strangely Kauhajoen Karhu outrebounded Helsinki Seagulls 39-20 including 24 on the defensive glass. They shot the lights out from three sinking 15 long-distance shots on high 51.7 percentage. American swingman Raymond Cowels-III (193-90, college: Santa Clara) saved the victory by scoring 21 points. The former international point guard Antto Nikkarinen (185-91, agency: Blacktop Management) contributed with 14 points and 8 assists for the winners. American swingman Austin Hollins (195-91, college: Minnesota) replied with 23 points and 6 rebounds for Kauhajoen Karhu. Helsinki Seagulls maintains first position with 21-7 record. Kauhajoen Karhu at the other side keeps the third place with 11 games lost. Helsinki Seagulls are looking forward to face BC Nokia (#6) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Kauhajoen Karhu will play against KTP-Basket in Kotka and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Important game to mention about took place in Nokia. Sixth ranked BC Nokia (13-16) saved a 1-point victory at home edging 8th ranked KTP-Basket (11-19) 85-84 on Saturday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Javier Duren (193-93, college: Yale) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 8 rebounds and Eldar Skamo who added 10 points and 14 rebounds during the contest. American guard Antwan Scott (188-92, college: Colorado St.) responded with 33 points (!!!). BC Nokia maintains sixth position with 13-16 record. KTP-Basket at the other side keeps the eighth place with 19 games lost. BC Nokia will play against league's leader Helsinki Seagulls on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. KTP-Basket will play against Kauhajoen Karhu (#3) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Kouvola was also quite interesting. 5th ranked Lapuan Korikobrat (15-14) played at the court of seventh ranked Kouvot (12-16). Kouvot defeated Lapuan Korikobrat 88-77 on Friday. The winners were led by Raheem Appleby who scored that evening 22 points and 6 assists. Kouvot's coach Pieti Poikola used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds by Dom Morris did not help to save the game for Lapuan Korikobrat. Defending champion maintains seventh position with 12-16 record. Loser Lapuan Korikobrat keeps the fifth place with 14 games lost. Kouvot will meet higher ranked Joensuun Kataja (#4) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Lapuan Korikobrat will play against the league's second-placed Salon Vilpas and will have a slim chance for a victory.
The game between fourth ranked Joensuun Kataja (18-8) and 10th ranked UU-Korihait (4-25) in Joensuu ended with biggest points difference. Joensuun Kataja outscored guests from Uusikaupunki 90-69. American players dominated the game. The best player for the winners was Jarekious Bradley who scored 19 points and 6 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Joensuun Kataja have a solid four-game winning streak. Joensuun Kataja maintains fourth position with 18-8 record. UU-Korihait lost seventeenth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay dead last with 25 lost games. Joensuun Kataja's next round opponent will be Kouvot (#7) in Kouvola. UU-Korihait will play on the road against Tampereen Pyrinto and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 32 Pyrinto was beaten by Salon Vilpas on the road 69-55.

Salon Vilpas - Pyrinto 69-55

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Salon Vilpas (21-8) beat at home 9th ranked Tampereen Pyrinto (10-20) 69-55. Tampereen Pyrinto was ahead by 7 points at the halftime before a 45-24 second half run of Salon Vilpas. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Tampereen Pyrinto to just 4 points in third quarter. They brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. The best player for the winners was American guard Desmond Williams (199-91, college: S.Connecticut) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds. Forward Okko Jarvi (193-96) chipped in 16 points. American swingman Ricky Minard (196-82, college: Morehead St., agency: SDJ Sports) produced 9 points and 11 rebounds and his fellow American import forward J'Nathan Bullock (196-87, college: Cleveland St.) added 11 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Salon Vilpas maintains second position with 21-8 record having just one point less than leader Helsinki Seagulls. Tampereen Pyrinto at the other side keeps the ninth place with 20 games lost. Salon Vilpas' next round opponent will be Lapuan Korikobrat (#5) at home. Tampereen Pyrinto will play against UU-Korihait (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Salon Vilpas: D.Williams 18+11reb+3ast, O.Jarvi 16+4reb+1ast, B.Edwards 9+8reb+1ast, J.Staten 7+3reb+5ast, M.Ojala 7+4reb, M.Pounds 5
Pyrinto: J.Bullock 11+6reb+4ast, R.Minard 9+11reb+3ast, K.Lewis 9+1reb, T.Palmi 8+6reb+3ast, T.Nelson 7+9reb, P.Heinonen 6+6reb
gschID: 488063


BC Nokia - KTP Basket 85-84

Important game to mention about took place in Nokia. Sixth ranked BC Nokia (13-16) saved a 1-point victory at home edging 8th ranked KTP-Basket (11-19) 85-84 on Saturday evening. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But KTP-Basket won fourth quarter 31-25. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Javier Duren (193-93, college: Yale) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 8 rebounds and forward Eldar Skamo (198-86) who added 10 points and 14 rebounds during the contest. Four BC Nokia players scored in double figures. American guard Antwan Scott (188-92, college: Colorado St.) responded with 33 points (!!!) and Jamaican-American power forward Sherman Gay (201-82, college: Loyola Mary) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. BC Nokia maintains sixth position with 13-16 record. KTP-Basket at the other side keeps the eighth place with 19 games lost. BC Nokia will play against league's leader Helsinki Seagulls on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. KTP-Basket will play against Kauhajoen Karhu (#3) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
BC Nokia: J.Duren 26+8reb+2ast, D.Dolenc 16+6reb+2ast, I.Wilkerson 15+3reb, E.Skamo 10+14reb+3ast, N.Mattila 8+1reb+1ast, S.Barrett 4+6reb+5ast
KTP Basket: A.Scott 33+3reb, S.Gay 16+10reb, D.Bailey 14+6reb+6ast, M.Pratt 8+9reb+5ast, M.Barnes 6+3reb+1ast, V.Kopio 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 488065


Kauhajoki - Helsinki Seagulls 88-89

The most exciting game of round 32 in the Korisliiga took place in Kauhajoki. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of 3rd ranked Kauhajoen Karhu (19-11) to first ranked Helsinki Seagulls (21-7) 89-88 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Kauhajoen Karhu. Strangely Kauhajoen Karhu outrebounded Helsinki Seagulls 39-20 including 24 on the defensive glass. They shot the lights out from three sinking 15 long-distance shots on high 51.7 percentage. American swingman Raymond Cowels-III (193-90, college: Santa Clara) saved the victory by scoring 21 points. The former international point guard Antto Nikkarinen (185-91, agency: Blacktop Management) contributed with 14 points and 8 assists for the winners. American swingman Austin Hollins (195-91, college: Minnesota) replied with 23 points and 6 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Tate Unruh (193-90, college: N.Colorado, agency: Inception Sports) added 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Kauhajoen Karhu. Five Helsinki Seagulls and four Kauhajoen Karhu players scored in double figures. Helsinki Seagulls maintains first position with 21-7 record. Kauhajoen Karhu at the other side keeps the third place with 11 games lost. Helsinki Seagulls are looking forward to face BC Nokia (#6) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Kauhajoen Karhu will play against KTP-Basket in Kotka and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Helsinki Seagulls: R.Cowels III 21+3reb+3ast, D.Upson 18+3reb+2ast, A.Nikkarinen 14+2reb+8ast, C.Lindbom 12+5reb+1ast, R.Abell 12+4reb+2ast, T.Heinonen 5+1reb+1ast
Kauhajoki: A.Hollins 23+6reb+2ast, T.Unruh 18+7reb+5ast, K.Holsey 14+8reb, J.Lehtoranta 12+2reb+1ast, J.Lehtoranta 8+5reb, S.Vanttaja 7+6reb+3ast
gschID: 488064


Kataja Basket - Korihait 90-69

The game between fourth ranked Joensuun Kataja (18-8) and 10th ranked UU-Korihait (4-25) in Joensuu ended with biggest points difference. Joensuun Kataja outscored guests from Uusikaupunki 90-69. The game without a history. Joensuun Kataja led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Joensuun Kataja dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to UU-Korihait's 28. Joensuun Kataja forced 23 UU-Korihait turnovers. Joensuun Kataja players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. American players dominated the game. The best player for the winners was swingman Jarekious Bradley (196-90, college: SE Missouri St., agency: Diamond Sports) who scored 19 points and 6 rebounds. Rion Brown (198-91, college: Miami, FL) chipped in 18 points. Four Joensuun Kataja players scored in double figures. Power forward Marcus Van (201-87, college: Cent.Michigan) produced 8 points and 14 rebounds and guard Emmanuel Holloway (185-86, college: Illinois St., agency: Blacktop Management) added 16 points respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Joensuun Kataja have a solid four-game winning streak. Joensuun Kataja maintains fourth position with 18-8 record. UU-Korihait lost seventeenth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay dead last with 25 lost games. Joensuun Kataja's next round opponent will be Kouvot (#7) in Kouvola. UU-Korihait will play on the road against Tampereen Pyrinto and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kataja Basket: J.Bradley 19+6reb+3ast, R.Brown 18+3reb+1ast, J.King 16+3reb, D.Mullings 12+5reb+5ast, V.Makalainen 10+6reb+3ast, T.Rannikko 9+1reb+9ast
Korihait: E.Holloway 16+3reb+1ast, A.Alanen 12+2reb+2ast, M.Van 8+14reb+2ast, E.McAlister 8+4reb+1ast, G.Johnson 8+6reb+2ast, M.Herbert 7+6reb
gschID: 537495


Kouvot - Lapua 88-77

The game in Kouvola was also quite interesting. 5th ranked Lapuan Korikobrat (15-14) played at the court of seventh ranked Kouvot (12-16). Kouvot defeated Lapuan Korikobrat 88-77 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 88-77. Kouvot made 20-of-20 free shots (100 percent !!!) during the game. The winners were led by American guard Raheem Appleby (190-93, college: Louisiana Tech) who scored that evening 22 points and 6 assists and the other American import forward Rakeem Buckles (203-90, college: FIU) supported him with 12 points and 16 rebounds. Four Kouvot players scored in double figures. Kouvot's coach Pieti Poikola used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds by American forward Dom Morris (201-90, college: Boston U.) did not help to save the game for Lapuan Korikobrat. Guard Marius Van-Andringa (189-94) added 18 points and 8 rebounds for the guests. Defending champion maintains seventh position with 12-16 record. Loser Lapuan Korikobrat keeps the fifth place with 14 games lost. Kouvot will meet higher ranked Joensuun Kataja (#4) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Lapuan Korikobrat will play against the league's second-placed Salon Vilpas and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Kouvot: R.Appleby 22+3reb+6ast, M.Cuffee 18+5reb+1ast, S.Pledger 13+1reb+1ast, R.Buckles 12+16reb, T.Hirvonen 11+4reb+2ast, A.Saarijarvi 6+9reb+1ast
Lapua: D.Morris 20+10reb+1ast, M.Van Andringa 18+8reb, D.Williams 15+6reb+3ast, L.Kinnard 8+7reb, A.Conerly 7+2reb+5ast, J.Turja 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 488062





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  FRANCE  

Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Kyle GIBSON
  Gravelines
  (196-G-87)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Gibson, Gravelines18.8 
 2. Clark, Chalon18.7 
 3. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.1 
 4. Prepelic, Limoges16.1 
 5. Smith, Chalons-Reims15.8 
 6. Cobbs, Gravelines15.8 
 7. Roberson, Chalon15.4 
 8. Sommerville, Orleans15.3 
 9. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.14.4 
 10. Blue, Antibes14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Fall, Chalon8.9 
 2. Poirier, Paris-Le.8.7 
 3. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.7.9 
 4. Hunt, Nancy7.8 
 5. Yeguete, Le Mans7.3 
 6. Donaldson, Le Po.7.2 
 7. Hassell, Le Portel7.1 
 8. Lessort, Nanterre7.0 
 9. Solomon, Gravelines6.9 
 10. Blue, Antibes6.9 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 11
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.11.0 
 2. Roberson, Chalon7.6 
 3. Hodge, AS.6.2 
 4. Holston, Dijon6.0 
 5. Cobbs, Gravelines5.7 
 6. Vargas, Nancy5.5 
 7. Bost, Monaco5.4 
 8. Campbell, Paris-Le.5.1 
 9. Curry, Antibes4.3 
 10. Mangin, Le Portel4.2 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.5 
 2. Wood, Limoges2.2 
 3. Eito, Orleans2.0 
 4. Holston, Dijon2.0 
 5. Payne, Chalons-.1.8 
 6. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.7 
 7. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 8. Bokolo, Pau-Lacq.1.5 
 9. Yeguete, Le Mans1.4 
 10. Cobbs, Gravelines1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Fall, Chalon2.6 
 2. Fofana, Monaco1.4 
 3. Uter, AS.1.2 
 4. Hassell, Le Portel1.0 
 5. Jaiteh, Strasbourg1.0 
 6. Cain, Chalons-Reims1.0 
 7. Fair, Limoges1.0 
 8. Trasolini, Nancy0.9 
 9. Jeanne, Nancy0.9 
 10. Joseph, Orleans0.9 


Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Jarvis WILLIAMS
  Boulazac
  (198-C/F-93)
  Avg: 18.2
 1. Williams, Boulazac18.2 
 2. Hermannsson, Charlevi.17.7 
 3. Peacock, Bourg17.5 
 4. Jones, Lille17.5 
 5. Burton, Roanne17.2 
 6. Ware, Vichy C.16.5 
 7. Rozenfeld, Roanne15.8 
 8. Denave, Vichy C.15.5 
 9. Walker, Evreux15.2 
 10. Sim, Bourg15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mohamed KONE
  Charleville
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Kone, Charleville10.2 
 2. Odiakosa, Le Havre9.6 
 3. Burton, Roanne9.4 
 4. Ndoye, Bourg8.7 
 5. Ekperigin, Nantes7.9 
 6. Traore, Lille7.6 
 7. Paumier, Boulogne7.6 
 8. Diame, Blois7.5 
 9. Williams, Boulazac7.4 
 10. Fairell, Rouen7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jay THREATT
  Poitiers
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Threatt, Poitiers6.8 
 2. Ware, Vichy C.6.4 
 3. Rigaux, Maurienne6.3 
 4. Turner, Blois6.2 
 5. King, Le Havre6.1 
 6. Hermannsson, Charlevi.5.9 
 7. Sim, Bourg5.6 
 8. Duren, Boulogne5.4 
 9. Rozenfeld, Roanne5.4 
 10. Mitchell, Nantes5.3 
Steals Per Game
 Joe BURTON
  Roanne
  (201-F-90)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Burton, Roanne2.3 
 2. Henry, Evreux2.2 
 3. Denave, Vichy C.2.1 
 4. Maille, Provence.2.1 
 5. Mitchell, Nantes2.1 
 6. Rigaux, Maurienne2.0 
 7. Williams, Boulazac1.8 
 8. Turner, Blois1.7 
 9. Zianveni, Boulazac1.7 
 10. Moendadze, Boulo.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Yannis MORIN
  Le Havre
  (208-C/F-93)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Morin, Le Havre1.7 
 2. Fall, Poitiers1.6 
 3. Paumier, Boulogne1.5 
 4. Loum, Boulogne1.3 
 5. Ndoye, Bourg1.3 
 6. Diame, Blois1.2 
 7. Rinna, St Chamond1.2 
 8. Jones, Lille1.2 
 9. Williams, Boulazac1.1 
 10. Traore, Lille1.1 


Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Steffon BRADFORD
  St Vallier
  (198-F/C-77)
  Avg: 18.2
 1. Bradford, St Vallier18.2 
 2. Brooks, ALS Basket17.8 
 3. Craion, Lorient16.9 
 4. Smith, Orchies16.8 
 5. Vaty, Lourdes16.8 
 6. Newson, Lorient16.4 
 7. Geiger, SAP V.16.4 
 8. Mitchell, Chartres16.0 
 9. Thondique, Gries/Ob.15.8 
 10. Doumbia, Gries/Ob.15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gregg THONDIQUE
  Gries/Ob.
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Thondique, Gries/Ob.10.1 
 2. Staniulis, Souffel9.0 
 3. Kovanusic, ALS B.8.8 
 4. Gourari, RAC Basket7.8 
 5. Blackwell, ALS B.7.8 
 6. Cox, Challans7.5 
 7. Anderson, RAC B.7.5 
 8. Alliman, SAP V.7.5 
 9. Craion, Lorient7.4 
 10. Vaty, Lourdes7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Xane D''ALMEIDA
  Lourdes
  (181-PG-83)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Dalmeida, Lourdes7.2 
 2. Romain, Chartres6.8 
 3. Rathieuville, Rennes5.5 
 4. Delhomme, St Vallier5.5 
 5. Varanauskas, Gries/Ob.5.1 
 6. Bichard, RAC Basket5.0 
 7. Suhard, Angers BC4.7 
 8. Siegwarth, Vitre4.6 
 9. Smith, Orchies4.5 
 10. Choplin, Quimper4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Michael CRAION
  Lorient
  (195-F-89)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Craion, Lorient3.1 
 2. Davis, Rennes2.4 
 3. Gibson, Challans2.2 
 4. Neri, ALS Basket2.1 
 5. Cornely, Caen2.1 
 6. Demuynck, Lourdes1.9 
 7. Newson, Lorient1.9 
 8. Dalmeida, Lourdes1.8 
 9. Pene, Rennes1.7 
 10. Uzas, Angers BC1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Rolandas JAKSTAS
  Gries/Ob.
  (202-F-92)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Jakstas, Gries/Ob.1.4 
 2. Watt, Angers BC1.3 
 3. Negrobar, Rennes1.1 
 4. Monteiro, Caen1.1 
 5. Rakocevic, Orchies1.0 
 6. Bobrov, Quimper1.0 
 7. Diarra, Caen0.9 
 8. Kayembe, Souffel0.9 
 9. Tresnak, GET Vosges0.8 
 10. Soumaoro, SAP V.0.8 


Bashkimi lands Garrius Adams, ex Le Havre - by Eurobasket News

KB Bashkimi Prizren (SuperLeague) tabbed 27-year old American shooting guard Garrius Adams (198-88kg-90, college: Miami, FL, agency: Interperformances). He played most recently at STB Le Havre in French ProB, but was released by the team in Nov.'15. In 6 games he averaged 5.0ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.3apg last season. Adams also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 8.5ppg, 1.0rpg and 1.0spg.
The previous (14-15) season he played at Liege Basket (Scooore League) in Belgium. In 30 games he recorded 11.3ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.2apg and 1.4spg. Adams helped them to make it to the cup final.
He graduated from University of Miami, Florida in 2014 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

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NM1 Round 25: Souffelweyersheim are upset by Lorient - by Eurobasket News

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

The game between third ranked Souffelweyersheim (17-8) and seventeenth ranked Lorient (10-15) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. Souffelweyersheim was defeated by Lorient in a tough game in Lorient 65-71. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 29-17 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. American forward Jared Newson (196-84, college: Tenn-Martin, agency: Inception Sports) fired 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Guard Mathieu Bigote (190-84) chipped in 19 points. Lithuanian power forward Giedrius Staniulis (205-91) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds for lost side. Lorient moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Souffelweyersheim at the other side keeps the third position with eight games lost. Lorient is looking forward to face league's leader Caen on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Souffelweyersheim will play against CFBB and is hoping to win this game.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Quimper. Second ranked Quimper UJAP faced 4th placed Rueil. Host Quimper UJAP (18-7) smashed guests from Rueil (16-9) 83-52. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Jahsha Bluntt (198-84, college: Delaware St.) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Vyacheslav Bobrov contributed with 20 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. point guard Jeremy Bichard (186-90) answered with 12 points for Rueil. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Quimper UJAP maintains second place with 18-7 record behind leader Caen. Rueil at the other side keeps the fourth position with nine games lost. Quimper UJAP will play against Vitre (#12) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Rueil will play against Vendee Challans (#13) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Leader Caen delivered the nineteenth victory on Saturday night. This time they beat 5th ranked Orchesien BC (15-10) 72-57 in Orchies. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Orchesien BC. Richie Gordon stepped up and scored 16 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Caen's coach Herve Coudray used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Sourata Cisse responded with 14 points (made all of his eight free throws). Caen (19-6) have an impressive series of ten victories in a row. They maintain first place. Loser Orchesien BC keeps the fifth position with ten games lost. They share it with GET Vosges. Caen will meet at home Lorient (#16) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Orchesien BC will play against UB Chartres (#9) and hope to secure a win and be promoted back to the ProB just one year after relegation.
Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-25) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 100-57 loss to eighth ranked ALS Basket (13-12) in Paris. Bastien Tardy nailed 23 points (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winning side. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Newly promoted ALS Basket maintains eighth place with 13-12 record. CFBB lost their twenty fifth game in a row. They still close the standings. ALS Basket's next round opponent will be Gries/Oberhoffen (#11) in Bischwiller. CFBB will play on the road against Souffelweyersheim (#3) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Important game to mention about took place in Rennes. Twelfth ranked UB Chartres (12-13) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 14th ranked Union Rennes (10-15) 72-70 on Saturday evening. Olivier Romain fired 15 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Union Rennes' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. UB Chartres moved-up to ninth place, which they share with St Vallier and Gries/Oberhoffen. Union Rennes lost their fourth game in a row. Newly promoted Union Rennes keeps the fourteenth position with 15 games lost. UB Chartres will face higher ranked Orchesien BC (#6) in Orchies in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Union Rennes will play on the road against SAP Vaucluse (#14) in Sorgues and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Other games of round 25 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Lourdes defeated Challans in Tarbes 87-80. St Vallier smashed SAP Vaucluse at home 88-61. Angers BC was destroyed by Gries/Oberhoffen on the opponent's court 79-59. GET Vosges managed to outperform Vitre in a home game 79-67.

Lorient - Souffel 71-65

The game between third ranked Souffelweyersheim (17-8) and seventeenth ranked Lorient (10-15) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. Souffelweyersheim was defeated by Lorient in a tough game in Lorient 65-71. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 29-17 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. American forward Jared Newson (196-84, college: Tenn-Martin, agency: Inception Sports) fired 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Guard Mathieu Bigote (190-84) chipped in 19 points. Four Lorient players scored in double figures. Lithuanian power forward Giedrius Staniulis (205-91) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds and American point guard Fabyon Harris (180-91, college: Texas A&M) added 10 points and 5 assists respectively for lost side. Lorient moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Souffelweyersheim at the other side keeps the third position with eight games lost. Lorient is looking forward to face league's leader Caen on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Souffelweyersheim will play against CFBB and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Lorient: M.Bigote 19+2reb+2ast, J.Newson 19+6reb+4ast, R.Giaimo 12+9reb, M.Craion 10+6reb+4ast, D.Damachoua 6+3reb+1ast, C.Faroux 3+3reb+6ast
Souffel: G.Staniulis 17+11reb, E.Mendy 10+7reb+1ast, F.Harris 10+3reb+5ast, V.Correia 9+1reb+2ast, R.Kayembe 8+2reb, F.Ateba 6+2reb
gschID: 484972


Challans - Lourdes 80-87

There was no surprise when 12th ranked Vendee Challans (11-14) was defeated at home by seventh ranked Lourdes-Tarbes (14-11) 87-80 on Saturday. Vendee Challans was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 3-point lead after three quarters before a 27-17 charge of Lourdes-Tarbes, which allowed them to win the game. They made 18-of-19 free shots (94.7 percent) during the game. The former international point guard Xane d'Almeida (181-83) fired 31 points and 4 assists for the winners (made all of his eleven free throws !!!). The former international center Ludovic Vaty (206-88, college: Moraine Valley CC) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds. American center Demarco Cox (203-90, college: Georgia Tech) produced 20 points and 8 rebounds (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!) and Emmanuel Monceau (195-95) added 13 points and 12 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Lourdes-Tarbes. They maintain seventh place with 14-11 record. Loser Vendee Challans keeps the twelfth position with 14 games lost. Lourdes-Tarbes will face Saint Vallier (#10) at home in the next round. Vendee Challans will play against Rueil and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Lourdes: X.d'Almeida 31+4reb+4ast, L.Vaty 14+13reb+2ast, M.Virbalas 13+6reb+2ast, J.Demuynck 12+5reb+1ast, M.Kazonas 10+2reb+3ast, F.Lesca 4+4reb+3ast
Challans: D.Cox 20+8reb+2ast, D.Petrovic 13+4reb+4ast, E.Monceau 13+12reb+3ast, M.Gibson 11+3reb+2ast, D.Gentil 11+3reb+1ast, J.Jones 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 484974


Rennes - Chartres 70-72

Important game to mention about took place in Rennes. Twelfth ranked UB Chartres (12-13) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 14th ranked Union Rennes (10-15) 72-70 on Saturday evening. The guests trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 19-12 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Point guard Olivier Romain (180-88) fired 15 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Power forward Harry Disy (200-84, college: Louisiana Tech) chipped in 9 points and 9 rebounds. Senegalese guard El-Kabir Pene (190-84) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points, 7 rebounds, 10 assists and 4 steals (made all of his eleven free throws !!!) and American swingman Daviin Davis (193-85, college: Weber St.) added 16 points, 7 assists and 4 steals respectively for lost side. Four Union Rennes players scored in double figures. Union Rennes' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. UB Chartres moved-up to ninth place, which they share with St Vallier and Gries/Oberhoffen. Union Rennes lost their fourth game in a row. Newly promoted Union Rennes keeps the fourteenth position with 15 games lost. UB Chartres will face higher ranked Orchesien BC (#6) in Orchies in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Union Rennes will play on the road against SAP Vaucluse (#14) in Sorgues and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Chartres: O.Romain 15+8reb+7ast, J.Mitchell 12+1reb+2ast, K.Bichard 10+3reb+3ast, P.Clerence 9+5reb, H.Disy 9+9reb+1ast, M.Ruikis 8+6reb+2ast
Rennes: D.Davis 16+1reb+7ast, S.Dia 12+1reb, E.Kabir Pene 11+7reb+10ast, S.Ben Driss 11+3reb+1ast, L.Negrobar 11+7reb, J.Rathieuville 7+1reb+6ast
gschID: 484980


Quimper - RAC Basket 83-52

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Quimper. Second ranked Quimper UJAP faced 4th placed Rueil. Host Quimper UJAP (18-7) smashed guests from Rueil (16-9) 83-52. The game without a history. Quimper UJAP led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Rueil's 34. Quimper UJAP forced 19 Rueil turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 29 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Rueil's players. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Jahsha Bluntt (198-84, college: Delaware St.) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Ukrainian forward Vyacheslav Bobrov (201-92) contributed with 20 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Point guard Jeremy Bichard (186-90) answered with 12 points and American power forward Ron Anderson (205-89, college: S.Florida) added 9 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Rueil. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Quimper UJAP maintains second place with 18-7 record behind leader Caen. Rueil at the other side keeps the fourth position with nine games lost. Quimper UJAP will play against Vitre (#12) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Rueil will play against Vendee Challans (#13) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Quimper: J.Bluntt 20+5reb+3ast, V.Bobrov 20+4reb+3ast, D.Burke 14+1reb+3ast, M.Tensorer 8+5reb+4ast, K.Mondesir 6+5reb+4ast, M.Choplin 5+2reb+3ast
RAC Basket: J.Bichard 12+4reb+3ast, K.Gourari 10+7reb+1ast, R.Anderson 9+8reb+2ast, W.Felder 9+6reb+3ast, D.Sencanski 3+2reb, L.Sambe 3+4reb+1ast
gschID: 484977


Orchies - Caen 57-72

Leader Caen delivered the nineteenth victory on Saturday night. This time they beat 5th ranked Orchesien BC (15-10) 72-57 in Orchies. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Orchesien BC. The game without a history. Caen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. American power forward Richie Gordon (203-89, college: W.Carolina) stepped up and scored 16 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and center Moustapha Diarra (204-87, college: USF) chipped in 14 points and 6 rebounds. Caen's coach Herve Coudray used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side naturalized Mali swingman Sourata Cisse (196-86) responded with 14 points (made all of his eight free throws) and American Marquise Simmons (203-89, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Interperformances) scored 10 points and 8 rebounds. Caen (19-6) have an impressive series of ten victories in a row. They maintain first place. Loser Orchesien BC keeps the fifth position with ten games lost. They share it with GET Vosges. Caen will meet at home Lorient (#16) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Orchesien BC will play against UB Chartres (#9) and hope to secure a win and be promoted back to the ProB just one year after relegation.
Top scorers:
Caen: R.Gordon 16+6reb+2ast, M.Diarra 14+6reb, L.Chelle 14+1reb+2ast, J.Sinica 6+2reb+1ast, B.Pope 6+2reb, E.Plateau 5+3reb+2ast
Orchies: S.Cisse 14+3reb+3ast, A.Racine 10+4reb+3ast, M.Simmons 10+8reb+1ast, Z.Rakocevic 8+6reb+2ast, J.Verbeke 6+9reb+1ast, M.Diop 5+5reb
gschID: 484979


St Vallier - SAP Vaucluse 88-61

No shocking result in a game when tenth ranked Saint Vallier (12-13) smashed at home 15th ranked SAP Vaucluse (10-15) 88-61 on Saturday. The game without a history. Saint Vallier led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Saint Vallier forced 23 SAP Vaucluse turnovers. American point guard Omar Strong (175-90, college: Texas Southern) fired 27 points and 4 assists for the winners. His fellow American import power forward Steffon Bradford (198-77, college: Nebraska) chipped in 20 points and 6 rebounds. Four Saint Vallier players scored in double figures. Lithuanian forward Darius Tarvydas (200-91) produced 15 points and 6 rebounds and Bahamas forward Bennet Davis (206-84, college: Northeastern, agency: Inception Sports) added 14 points respectively for lost side. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Saint Vallier moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Gries/Oberhoffen and Chartres. Loser SAP Vaucluse dropped to the fourteenth position with 15 games lost. Saint Vallier will face higher ranked Lourdes-Tarbes (#7) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. SAP Vaucluse will play against Union Rennes (#15) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
St Vallier: O.Strong 27+3reb+4ast, S.Bradford 20+6reb+2ast, W.Gradit 15+1reb+2ast, J.Delhomme 11+3reb+4ast, R.Gregoire 7+2reb+3ast, V.Ateba 6+1reb+1ast
SAP Vaucluse: D.Tarvydas 15+6reb, B.Davis 14+4reb, A.Liorel 9+2reb+3ast, R.Lopez 8+7reb, D.Geiger 7+2reb+4ast, C.Soumaoro 4+4reb
gschID: 484973


Gries/Oberhoffen - Angers BC 79-59

Very expected game in Bischwiller where 16th ranked Angers BC (10-15) was rolled over by twelfth ranked Gries/Oberhoffen (12-13) 79-59 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Gries/Oberhoffen. Angers BC was better in third quarter 22-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Angers BC 47-27 including 34 on the defensive glass. American forward Gregg Thondique (201-87, college: Virginia Union, agency: Octagon Europe) fired a double-double by scoring 11 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. Lithuanian forward Rolandas Jakstas (202-92) chipped in a double-double by scoring 12 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Gries/Oberhoffen players scored in double figures. Gries/Oberhoffen's coach Ludovic Pouillart allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Will Carter (200-88, college: San Jose St., agency: HMS) produced 21 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import forward Auston Calhoun (201-90, college: Bowling Green, agency: HMS) added 15 points respectively for lost side. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Gries/Oberhoffen. They moved-up to ninth place, which they share with St Vallier and Chartres. Loser Angers BC dropped to the fourteenth position with 15 games lost. Gries/Oberhoffen will face higher ranked ALS Basket (#8) in Andrezieux in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Angers BC will play at home against GET Vosges (#5) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Gries/Oberhoffen: A.Doumbia 19+4reb+1ast, O.Varanauskas 19+4reb+3ast, R.Jakstas 12+10reb+4ast, G.Thondique 11+16reb+1ast, G.Duro 6+7reb+3ast, L.Diemer 4
Angers BC: W.Carter 21+7reb+1ast, A.Calhoun 15+4reb+1ast, R.Uzas 10+2reb+3ast, A.Gabsi 6+8reb+1ast, H.Suhard 5+2reb+2ast, G.Plas 2
gschID: 484975


GET Vosges - Vitre 79-67

Very predictable result in Golbey where sixth ranked GET Vosges (15-10) beat 13th ranked Vitre (11-14) 79-67 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 44-30 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Canadian Guillaume Boucard (197-88) fired 23 points for the winners. Swingman Steven Ricard (200-90) chipped in 10 points and 8 rebounds. Four GET Vosges players scored in double figures. GET Vosges' coach Laurent Mathis allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Montenegrin center Aleksandar Radulovic (207-83) produced 16 points and 7 rebounds and forward Guillaume Merie (198-83) added 18 points respectively for lost side. GET Vosges moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Orchies. Loser Vitre dropped to the twelfth position with 14 games lost. GET Vosges will face Angers BC (#17) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Vitre will play against the league's second-placed Quimper UJAP (#2) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
GET Vosges: G.Boucard 23+3reb+2ast, M.Doumbe 10+3reb+1ast, S.Ricard 10+8reb+1ast, M.Gountas 10+1reb+3ast, U.Adjagba 8+2reb, S.Ocokoljic 7+5reb
Vitre: G.Merie 18+3reb+2ast, A.Radulovic 16+7reb+3ast, N.Korac 12+3reb+3ast, M.Perovic 9+4reb, M.Claveau 5+5reb+2ast, S.Cretaux 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 484976


CFBB - ALS Basket 57-100

Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-25) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 100-57 loss to eighth ranked ALS Basket (13-12) in Paris. The game without a history. ALS Basket led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding CFBB to just 5 points in fourth quarter. ALS Basket dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to CFBB's 28. ALS Basket forced 23 CFBB turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Guard Bastien Tardy (195-94) nailed 23 points (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winning side and forward Regis Aubry (200-82) accounted for 8 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Guard Sofiane Briki (190-99) came up with 15 points and center Thimotee Bazille (201-99) added 13 points respectively for CFBB in the defeat. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Newly promoted ALS Basket maintains eighth place with 13-12 record. CFBB lost their twenty fifth game in a row. They still close the standings. ALS Basket's next round opponent will be Gries/Oberhoffen (#11) in Bischwiller. CFBB will play on the road against Souffelweyersheim (#3) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
ALS Basket: B.Tardy 23+4reb+3ast, Y.Bassine 18+1reb+2ast, J.Christnel 12+2reb, S.Neri 9+3reb+1ast, J.Brooks 9+2reb+5ast, R.Aubry 8+10reb+6ast
CFBB: S.Briki 15+4reb+1ast, T.Bazille 13+4reb+1ast, J.Ayayi 8+2reb, I.Fevrier 6+5reb+2ast, M.Barbitch 5, M.Dossou Yovo 5+9reb+1ast
gschID: 484978





Will Carter (ex Shinshu BW) agreed terms with Angers BC - by Eurobasket News

Angers BC 49 (NM1) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old American forward Will Carter (200-88, college: San Jose State, agency: HMS). He started the season at Shinshu Brave Warriors Nagano in Japanese B League D2. In 28 games he recorded 11.4ppg and 7.5rpg this season. The last season Carter played at Raiffeisen Wels in Austrian A Bundesliga where in 43 games he averaged 13.1ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.9apg and 1.0spg. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Austrian League Honorable Mention.
Carter received CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-America All-District 8 1st Team award back in 2012 at his college time.
Carter has played also professionally in Cyprus (Keravnos), Holland (Den Bosch) and France (Berck).
He attended San Jose State until 2012 and it is his fifth season in pro basketball.

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Elias Lasisi (ex Limburg United) joins Le Portel - by Eurobasket News

ESSM Le Portel Cote d'Opale (ProA) agreed terms with 25-year old Belgian international swingman Elias Lasisi (192-92). He played recently at Limburg United in Belgian Euromillions League, but left the team last month. In 13 games he had 7.8ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.9apg this season. Lasisi also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 10.2ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.3apg. The last season he played also at Limburg United (Scooore League) in Belgium. In 34 games he averaged 8.4ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.2apg. Lasisi helped them to make it to the semifinals.
He has been also a member of Belgian international program for some years. Lasisi has regularly played for Belgian senior team since 2014 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2010.
He represented Belgium at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) five years ago.
Lasisi has played also professionally for other Belgian teams like Leuven Bears, Kangoeroes and St-Niklase.

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Coach Laurent Sciarra left Evreux - by Eurobasket News

44-year old coach Laurent Sciarra left ALM Evreux Basket (ProB).
Sciarra is quite experienced coach. He has coached also professionally in Greece, Italy and Spain and France (JA Vichy and SPO Rouen).

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ProB Round 19: Provence Basket lose to Boulogne - by Eurobasket News

The round was exceptionally exciting as three games ended with a tiny margin. The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with change at the leadership position, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

Round 19 in ProB means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Boulogne-sur-Mer where host SO Maritime Boulogne (7-12) crushed league's leader Provence Basket (14-5) 90-69 on Saturday evening. The game was mostly controlled by SO Maritime Boulogne. Provence Basket managed to win second period 22-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. SO Maritime Boulogne dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Provence Basket's 26. Cuban power forward Grismay Paumier (204-88) fired a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American guard Teddy Gipson (191-80, college: Arkansas, agency: Court Side) chipped in 19 points and 7 assists. American swingman Aaron Broussard (195-90, college: Seattle) produced 16 points for lost side. Provence Basket's coach Remi Giutta gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. SO Maritime Boulogne maintains seventeenth place with 7-12 record, which they share with St Chamond. Provence Basket at the other side still keeps top position with five games lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Bourg who have the same record. Provence Basket will play next round against JA Vichy trying to make it back to the top of the standings. SO Maritime Boulogne will try to continue on its current victory against twelfth ranked Denain Voltaire at home.
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked JL Bourg as it allowed them to take a leadership position after previous leader's (Provence Basket) loss. JL Bourg defeated 5th ranked Nantes at home 80-72. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Zachery Peacock (203-87, college: Georgia Tech) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds. Youssou Ndoye contributed with 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. JL Bourg's coach Savo Vucevic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Latvian Rihards Kuksiks (197-88, college: Arizona St., agency: HMS) answered with 18 points (perfect behind the arc making all five shots) for Nantes. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Provence Basket. Nantes at the other side keeps the fifth place with nine games lost. They share the position with Le Havre and Blois. Nantes will play next round against Saint Chamond trying to get back on the winning streak. JL Bourg will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked Chorale de Roanne on the road.
A very close game took place in Charleville between Lille Metropole and Charleville-Mezieres. Sixth ranked Lille Metropole (11-8) got a very close victory on the road over 3rd placed Charleville-Mezieres (11-8). Lille Metropole managed to escape with a 3-point win 74-71 in the fight for the third place. It was a great evening for Jean-Victor Traore who led his team to a victory scoring 17 points and 7 rebounds. At the losing side Wilbert Brown responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds. Charleville-Mezieres' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Lille Metropole moved-up to third place, which they share with Charleville. Charleville-Mezieres lost fourth consecutive game. Lille Metropole will meet at home Boulazac Basket (#9) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Charleville-Mezieres will play against SPO Rouen (#15) and hope to secure a win.
Bottom-ranked Saint Chamond managed to get the third consecutive victory. This time they outleveled fifth-ranked STB Le Havre 91-66. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 25-point difference suggests that Saint Chamond is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. It was an exceptional evening for Jean-Stephane Rinna who led the winners and scored 22 points and 7 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Saint Chamond have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to seventeenth place, which they share with Boulogne. STB Le Havre at the other side keeps the fifth position with nine games lost. Saint Chamond's next round opponent will be higher ranked Nantes (#5) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. STB Le Havre will play against Aix-Maurienne in Aix-les-Bains and hope to win that game.
Important game to mention about took place in Boulazac. Twelfth ranked Boulazac Basket (9-10) saved a 2-point victory at home edging higher ranked Chorale de Roanne (9-10) 68-66 in the fight for the eighth place. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Chorale de Roanne. Aurelien Salmon fired 13 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Boulazac Basket's coach Antoine Michon used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Boulazac Basket moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Chorale de Roanne. Boulazac Basket will face higher ranked Lille Metropole (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.

Other games of round 19 were very predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Poitiers defeated Vichy Clermont in a road game 77-75. St Quentin was beaten by Blois at home 53-62. Maurienne lost to Evreux on the opponent's court 64-82. Denain unfortunately lost to Rouen in a home game 57-75.
The best stats of 19th round was 20 points by Charles-Henri Bronchard of Vichy Clermont.

Boulazac - Roanne 68-66

Important game to mention about took place in Boulazac. Twelfth ranked Boulazac Basket (9-10) saved a 2-point victory at home edging higher ranked Chorale de Roanne (9-10) 68-66 in the fight for the eighth place. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Chorale de Roanne. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 23-9 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. They outrebounded Chorale de Roanne 36-22 including a 31-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Aurelien Salmon (202-87) fired 13 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Point guard Arnaud Kerckhof (193-84) chipped in 8 points and 7 assists. Boulazac Basket's coach Antoine Michon used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. American forward Joe Burton (201-90, college: Oregon St.) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds and point guard Arthur Rozenfeld (178-95) added 23 points respectively for lost side. Boulazac Basket moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Chorale de Roanne. Boulazac Basket will face higher ranked Lille Metropole (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Roanne: A.Rozenfeld 23+1reb+3ast, J.Burton 20+10reb+1ast, M.Nuutinen 9+1reb, A.Hollins 7+7reb+2ast, S.Traore 3, A.Kanervo 2+1ast
Boulazac: A.Salmon 13+5reb+1ast, C.Oguchi 12+4reb+2ast, T.Gipson 9+5reb, A.Kerckhof 8+3reb+7ast, J.Williams 8+7reb+2ast, G.Clerc 8+2reb+1ast
gschID: 484433


Le Havre - St Chamond 66-91

Bottom-ranked Saint Chamond managed to get the third consecutive victory. This time they outleveled fifth-ranked STB Le Havre 91-66. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 25-point difference suggests that Saint Chamond is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. The game without a history. Saint Chamond led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 19-of-22 charity shots (86.4 percent) during the game. Saint Chamond had a 27-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. It was an exceptional evening for power forward Jean-Stephane Rinna (205-83) who led the winners and scored 22 points and 7 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Guard Matthieu Guichard (188-88) accounted for 7 points and 8 assists for the winning side. Nigerian power forward Dinma Odiakosa (203-85, college: Illinois St., agency: Inception Sports) came up with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds and power forward Yannis Morin (208-93) added 7 points and 9 rebounds respectively for STB Le Havre 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. Saint Chamond have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to seventeenth place, which they share with Boulogne. STB Le Havre at the other side keeps the fifth position with nine games lost. Saint Chamond's next round opponent will be higher ranked Nantes (#5) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. STB Le Havre will play against Aix-Maurienne in Aix-les-Bains and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Le Havre: J.Greene 12+1reb+5ast, B.King 12+1reb+5ast, D.Odiakosa 11+10reb+2ast, M.Lebrun 8+5reb, Y.Morin 7+9reb+3ast, G.Denis 6
St Chamond: J.Rinna 22+7reb+2ast, P.Turpin 15+1reb+1ast, S.Gombauld 12+4reb, E.Zukauskas 8+1reb+1ast, G.Landry Edi 8+6reb+3ast, K.Larson 8+4reb
gschID: 484439


Boulogne - Provence Basket 90-69

Round 19 in ProB means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Boulogne-sur-Mer where host SO Maritime Boulogne (7-12) crushed league's leader Provence Basket (14-5) 90-69 on Saturday evening. The game was mostly controlled by SO Maritime Boulogne. Provence Basket managed to win second period 22-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. SO Maritime Boulogne dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Provence Basket's 26. Cuban power forward Grismay Paumier (204-88) fired a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American guard Teddy Gipson (191-80, college: Arkansas, agency: Court Side) chipped in 19 points and 7 assists. American swingman Aaron Broussard (195-90, college: Seattle) produced 16 points and swingman Raphael Desroses (199-80) added 13 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Five SO Maritime Boulogne and four Provence Basket players scored in double figures. Provence Basket's coach Remi Giutta gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. SO Maritime Boulogne maintains seventeenth place with 7-12 record, which they share with St Chamond. Provence Basket at the other side still keeps top position with five games lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Bourg who have the same record. Provence Basket will play next round against JA Vichy trying to make it back to the top of the standings. SO Maritime Boulogne will try to continue on its current victory against twelfth ranked Denain Voltaire at home.
Top scorers:
Provence Basket: A.Broussard 16+4reb+3ast, R.Desroses 13+5reb+3ast, M.Dia 11+1reb, D.Obasohan 10+3reb+3ast, L.Akono 8+6reb+5ast, B.Waldow 6+5reb
Boulogne: T.Gipson 19+4reb+7ast, G.Paumier 18+10reb+3ast, T.Duren 12+5reb+5ast, X.Corosine 12+1reb+2ast, K.Mendy 11+8reb+2ast, W.de Jong 9+2reb+1ast
gschID: 484434


Vichy Clermont - Poitiers 75-77

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both twelfth ranked Poitiers and 11th ranked JA Vichy had identical 8-10 record. But JA Vichy was not able to use a home court advantage and was edged by the opponent from Poitiers 77-75 on Friday night. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But JA Vichy won fourth quarter 24-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded JA Vichy 47-29 including a 22-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. Poitiers looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American swingman Drake Reed (194-87, college: Austin Peay St., agency: Inception Sports) fired 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Power forward Mickael Var (205-90) chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds. Five Poitiers players scored in double figures. Poitiers' coach Rudy Nelhomme used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American point guard Dustin Ware (183-90, college: Georgia) produced 22 points and David Denave (193-85) added 15 points and 6 assists respectively for lost side. Poitiers have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 4 other teams. JA Vichy lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the thirteenth position with 11 games lost. Poitiers will face higher ranked ADA Blois (#7) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. JA Vichy will play against the league's second-placed Provence Basket (#2) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Vichy Clermont: D.Ware 22+4reb+2ast, C.Bronchard 20+2reb, D.Denave 15+3reb+6ast, J.Cole 8+4reb+1ast, R.Morency 4+6reb+3ast, R.El Amrani 4+3reb+4ast
Poitiers: D.Reed 17+8reb+1ast, M.Var 15+8reb, C.Leonard 11+8reb+3ast, P.Guillard 11+5reb+2ast, M.Joseph 10+6reb+2ast, Y.Fall 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 484441


St Quentin - Blois 53-62

No shocking result in a game when eighth ranked ADA Blois (10-9) defeated on the road 14th ranked Saint-Quentin (8-11) 62-53 on Friday. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 33-22 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. ADA Blois dominated down low during the game scoring 40 of its points in the paint compared to Saint-Quentin's 20. American Lamayn Wilson (203-80, college: Troy) fired 28 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Florent Tortosa (198-89) chipped in 6 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Swingman Pierre-Etienne Drouault (196-90) produced 12 points and 6 assists and Haitian-American guard Eniel Polynice (196-88, college: Seton Hall) added 12 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. ADA Blois moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Nantes and Le Havre. Loser Saint-Quentin dropped to the thirteenth position with 11 games lost. ADA Blois will face Poitiers (#10) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Saint-Quentin will play against ALM Evreux and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
St Quentin: E.Polynice 12+6reb+2ast, P.Drouault 12+3reb+6ast, D.Williams 8+7reb, R.Nyakundi 5+4reb+1ast, H.Laroche 4+4reb+3ast, R.Rhoomes 4+8reb
Blois: L.Wilson 28+5reb+1ast, F.Turner 8+3reb+5ast, A.Ndoye 6+2reb, F.Tortosa 6+7reb+4ast, F.Thibedore 5+1reb, E.Boateng 4+4reb
gschID: 484440


Bourg - Nantes 80-72

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked JL Bourg as it allowed them to take a leadership position after previous leader's (Provence Basket) loss. JL Bourg defeated 5th ranked Nantes at home 80-72. The hosts were already 11 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 28-25 Nantes' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 80-72 at the end of the game. JL Bourg made 17-of-20 charity shots (85.0 percent) during the game. JL Bourg had a 27-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Zachery Peacock (203-87, college: Georgia Tech) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds. Senegalese center Youssou Ndoye (213-91, college: St.Bonaventure) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. JL Bourg's coach Savo Vucevic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Latvian Rihards Kuksiks (197-88, college: Arizona St., agency: HMS) answered with 18 points (perfect behind the arc making all five shots) and American-British power forward Laurence Ekperigin (200-88, college: Le Moyne) added 10 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Nantes. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Provence Basket. Nantes at the other side keeps the fifth place with nine games lost. They share the position with Le Havre and Blois. Nantes will play next round against Saint Chamond trying to get back on the winning streak. JL Bourg will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked Chorale de Roanne on the road.
Top scorers:
Nantes: R.Kuksiks 18+3reb, C.McKnight 12+2reb+1ast, A.Desespringalle 11+2reb+4ast, L.Ekperigin 10+9reb, K.Mitchell 9+1reb+5ast, V.Fofana 6+1reb+1ast
Bourg: Z.Peacock 23+11reb+1ast, Y.Ndoye 14+10reb+1ast, G.Sim 14+3reb+8ast, M.Courby 14+1reb+2ast, P.Pelos 8+3reb+2ast, P.Braud 7+1ast
gschID: 484438


Evreux - Maurienne 82-64

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fifteenth ranked ALM Evreux and 13th ranked Aix-Maurienne had identical 8-10 record. This time ALM Evreux used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Aix-les-Bains 82-64 on Friday night. The game without a history. ALM Evreux led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. ALM Evreux forced 21 Aix-Maurienne turnovers. Naturalized Ivorian forward Remi Dibo (201-91, college: W.Virginia, agency: Octagon Europe) fired 19 points and 5 steals for the winners. American guard Caleb Walker (194-89, college: Nebraska) chipped in 19 points and 4 steals. Four ALM Evreux players scored in double figures. Gambian forward Moses Sonko (196-83, college: Co.Carolina, agency: HMS) produced 12 points and 6 rebounds and American forward Andre Williamson (202-89, college: Appalachian St.) added 11 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. ALM Evreux (9-10) moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Aix-Maurienne keeps the thirteenth position with 11 games lost. ALM Evreux will face Saint-Quentin (#16) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Aix-Maurienne will play against STB Le Havre and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Maurienne: M.Sonko 12+6reb+1ast, A.Williamson 11+6reb+1ast, G.Noel 8+1reb+4ast, R.Rice 7+4reb+1ast, P.Dambrauskas 7+5reb, D.Ballo 6+7reb+1ast
Evreux: R.Dibo 19+4reb, C.Walker 19+2reb+1ast, C.Henry 12+3reb+1ast, A.Nunez 11+4reb+1ast, S.Mekdad 6+5reb+3ast, L.Kante 6+6reb
gschID: 484437


Denain - Rouen 57-75

There was a surprise result when sixteenth ranked SPO Rouen (8-11) beat on the road higher ranked Denain Voltaire (9-10) 75-57 on Friday. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 43-23 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. SPO Rouen forced 19 Denain Voltaire turnovers and outrebounded them 38-27 including 24 on the defensive glass. American point guard Derrick Colter (180-94, college: Duquesne, agency: Inception Sports) fired 14 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Icelandic Haukur Palsson (197-92, college: Maryland) chipped in 11 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Five SPO Rouen players scored in double figures. Power forward Jerome Cazenobe (203-89) produced 15 points and 6 rebounds and American forward Kyle Spain (196-87, college: San Diego St., agency: HMS) added 8 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for lost side. Denain Voltaire's coach tested eleven players seeing no chance for a win. SPO Rouen moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Denain Voltaire lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth position with ten games lost. SPO Rouen will face higher ranked Charleville-Mezieres (#3) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Denain: J.Cazenobe 15+6reb, K.Spain 8+5reb+5ast, B.Gillet 8+1reb+1ast, D.Harris 6+1reb+2ast, T.Tarpey 5+2reb+3ast, K.Harley 4+1reb
Rouen: J.Fairell 16+6reb+1ast, D.Colter 14+6reb+6ast, S.Bangura 13+4reb+2ast, J.Woodard 11+6reb, H.Palsson 11+8reb+6ast, C.Ponsar 7+5reb+1ast
gschID: 484436


Charleville - Lille 71-74

A very close game took place in Charleville between Lille Metropole and Charleville-Mezieres. Sixth ranked Lille Metropole (11-8) got a very close victory on the road over 3rd placed Charleville-Mezieres (11-8). Lille Metropole managed to escape with a 3-point win 74-71 in the fight for the third place. The guests trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 22-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Strangely Charleville-Mezieres outrebounded Lille Metropole 44-30 including 31 on the defensive glass. It was a great evening for naturalized Burkinabe Jean-Victor Traore (204-85) who led his team to a victory scoring 17 points and 7 rebounds. American forward DeQuan Jones (203-90, college: Miami, FL) helped adding 16 points. At the losing side American Wilbert Brown (200-84, college: Niagara) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds and Icelandic guard Martin Hermannsson (190-94, college: LIU Brooklyn) scored 13 points and 6 assists. Charleville-Mezieres' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Lille Metropole moved-up to third place, which they share with Charleville. Charleville-Mezieres lost fourth consecutive game. Lille Metropole will meet at home Boulazac Basket (#9) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Charleville-Mezieres will play against SPO Rouen (#15) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Charleville: W.Brown 18+12reb+1ast, M.Hermannsson 13+2reb+6ast, S.Buterlevicius 9+2reb, D.Bouquet 8+3reb+1ast, J.Fouse 8+11reb+1ast, A.Auburtin 6
Lille: J.Traore 17+7reb+1ast, D.Jones 16+3reb+2ast, J.MBida 13+5reb, T.Ceci-Diop 9+8reb+1ast, D.Burton 5+1ast, L.Asceric 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 484435





Hyeres-Toulon lands Paul Carter, ex Breakers - by Eurobasket News

Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket (ProA) tabbed 30-year old American forward Paul Carter (205-91kg-87, college: Ill.-Chicago, agency: Inception Sports). He played recently at Breakers in Australian NBL league. Carter managed to play in three leagues in two countries this year (!!!). In 11 NBL games he averaged 9.1ppg and 4.5rpg. He also played earlier that season for ALBA Berlin in German BBL where in 8 NBL games he had just 2.5ppg and 1.6rpg. Carter also played 4 games in Eurocup where he recorded 4.5ppg and 1.3rpg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
Carter's team made it to the Cyprus final in 2012.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Carter experienced life in seven different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Carter has played previously professionally in Finland (Lapuan_Korikobrat), Israel (Maccabi Rishon and Ironi Ashkelon), Mexico (Fuerza Guinda Nogales), France (Olympique Antibes), Cyprus (Proteas Danoi AEL Limassol), D-League (Salt Lake City Stars, Santa Cruz Warriors and Springfield A.) and Dominican Republic (San Carlos).
He attended University of Illinois-Chicago until 2011 and it is his sixth season in pro basketball.

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Xane d'Almeida claims French NM1 weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced Naturalized Senegalese Point guard Xane d'Almeida (181-PG-83) had a very impressive game in the last round for Lourdes and that's him to receive a Afrobasket.com NM1 Player of the Week award for round 25.
The 33-year old playmaker had the game-high 31 points adding four rebounds and four assists for Lourdes in his team's victory, helping them to beat Challans (#13, 11-14) 87-80. Lourdes maintains the 7th position in French NM1. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Lourdes will need more victories to improve their 14-11 record. In the team's last game d'Almeida had a remarkable four three-pointers out of 9 attempts. He has many years of experience at Lourdes, through which he has constantly improved. Xane d'Almeida averages this season 14.3ppg and 7.2apg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old Ukrainian forward Vyacheslav Bobrov (201-F-92) of second-ranked Quimper. Bobrov impressed basketball fans with 20 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course he led Quimper to another comfortable win outscoring slightly lower-ranked RAC Basket (#4, 16-9) 83-52. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Quimper consolidated its place in top 2 of the standings. His team's 18-7 record is not bad at all. Bobrov is a newcomer at Quimper and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was another Quimper's star - American Jahsha Bluntt (198-G-84). Bluntt scored 20 points and grabbed five rebounds. He was another key player of Quimper, helping his team with a 83-52 easy win against #4 ranked RAC Basket. Quimper needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 18 victories and 7 lost games. Bluntt has a very solid season. In 25 games in France he scored 11.5ppg. He also has FGP: 62.8% and 3PT: 45.5%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Omar Strong (175-PG-90) of St Vallier - 27 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Rolandas Jakstas (202-F-92) of Gries/Oberhoffen - 12 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Demarco Cox (203-C-90) of Challans - 20 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Bastien Tardy (195-G-94) of ALS Basket - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Moustapha Diarra (204-C-87) of Caen - 14 points and 6 rebounds
9. Steffon Bradford (198-F/C-77) of St Vallier - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Giedrius Staniulis (205-C/F-91) of Souffel - 17 points and 11 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 - Superleague

Points Per Game
 Kenyon MCNEAILL
  Kozuv
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. McNeaill, Kozuv18.8 
 2. Mijatovic, Kuman.18.3 
 3. Ibitayo, Vardar17.0 
 4. Yanev Georgi., Koz.16.3 
 5. Mijovic, Kozuv16.2 
 6. Hawkins, Pelister.15.6 
 7. Jokic, Strumica15.6 
 8. Zivcevic, Strumica15.0 
 9. Hall, Kozuv14.0 
 10. Besovic, Strumica14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Milivoje MIJOVIC
  Kozuv
  (200-PF-91)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Mijovic, Kozuv11.6 
 2. Vasilic, Ohrid AV9.5 
 3. Andrejevic, Pelister.7.4 
 4. Ibitayo, Vardar6.8 
 5. Golubovic, Pelister.6.6 
 6. Cekovski, Rabotnicki6.6 
 7. Nikolovski, Feni I.6.4 
 8. Misanovic, Rabotnicki6.3 
 9. Djekic, Feni I.6.3 
 10. Zekjiri, Vardar6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Devin BROOKS
  Ohrid AV
  (186-G-92)
  Avg: 7
 1. Brooks, Ohrid AV7.0 
 2. Ilievski, Rabotnicki6.9 
 3. Mirakovski, Rabot.4.6 
 4. Karadzovski, Kuman.4.4 
 5. Bogoev, Strumica4.3 
 6. Kostovski, Kuman.4.2 
 7. McNeaill, Kozuv4.1 
 8. Mladenovic, Ohrid A.4.0 
 9. Magdevski, Feni I.3.7 
 10. Cekovski, Rabotnicki3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Deji IBITAYO
  Vardar
  (193-G-93)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Ibitayo, Vardar3.8 
 2. Brown, Kumanovo1.6 
 3. Mladenovic, Ohrid A.1.6 
 4. Ilievski, Rabotnicki1.4 
 5. Jokic, Strumica1.4 
 6. Zivcevic, Strumica1.3 
 7. Karakolev, Kuman.1.3 
 8. Hall, Kozuv1.3 
 9. Dimcevski, Kozuv1.3 
 10. Magdevski, Feni I.1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Kaylen SHANE
  Ohrid AV
  (208-C-93)
  Avg: 2
 1. Shane, Ohrid AV2.0 
 2. Misanovic, Rabotnicki1.4 
 3. Ibitayo, Vardar1.2 
 4. Krstevski, Kozuv1.0 
 5. Maslinko, Rabotnicki0.9 
 6. Djekic, Feni I.0.8 
 7. Besovic, Strumica0.8 
 8. Mijatovic, Kuman.0.7 
 9. Janevski, Kumanovo0.6 
 10. Zekjiri, Vardar0.6 


Prva Liga Round 13: No surprise as #1 Rabotnicki defeat Pelister Bitola - by Eurobasket News

Prva Liga top team - Rabotnicki (11-2) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed sixth ranked Pelister Bitola (4-9) 95-60. The game was mostly controlled by Rabotnicki. Pelister Bitola managed to win fourth quarter 21-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Pelister Bitola 45-28 including a 36-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Rabotnicki looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Pelister Bitola's players. The former international Andrej Maslinko (206-97, agency: BeoBasket) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) for the winners and naturalized Bulgarian center Kiril Pavlovski (210-85, agency: Global Sports Plaza) chipped in 17 points and 11 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). At the losing side Serbian forward Milos Andrejevic (198-89) responded with 20 points and 9 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Rabotnicki maintains first place with 11-2 record, which they share with Feni Industries. Pelister Bitola lost fifth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the sixth position with nine games lost. Rabotnicki will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Pelister Bitola will play at home against the league's second-placed Feni Industries (#2) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that they can break losing series.
Bottom-ranked Vardar (0-13) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their 13th consecutive match to third ranked Kumanovo (9-3) 86-69. Serbian power forward Danilo Mijatovic (206-83) nailed 28 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and Stefan Zivanovic accounted for 11 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. American-Nigerian guard Deji Ibitayo (193-93, college: Akron, agency: Mansfield and Associates) came up with 17 points and 4 steals for Vardar in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kumanovo have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 9-3 record having just three points less than leader Rabotnicki. Newly promoted Vardar still closes the standings with 13 games lost. Kumanovo will play against Strumica (#5) in Strumica in the next round. Vardar will play at home against Ohrid AV and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Ohrid was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Kozuv (8-4) played at the court of 7th ranked Ohrid AV (2-10). Kozuv managed to secure a 6-point victory 86-80 on Saturday. Ivica Dimcevski fired 21 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Devin Brooks produced 21 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists for lost side. Ohrid AV's coach Petar Chochoroski rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Kozuv have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 8-4 record. Ohrid AV lost fifth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the seventh position with ten games lost. Kozuv will meet at home Pelister Bitola (#6) in the next round. Ohrid AV will play against Vardar in Skopje and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 13 Strumica was destroyed by Feni Industries on the opponent's court 97-69.

Pelister Bitola - Rabotnicki 60-95

Prva Liga top team - Rabotnicki (11-2) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed sixth ranked Pelister Bitola (4-9) 95-60. The game was mostly controlled by Rabotnicki. Pelister Bitola managed to win fourth quarter 21-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Pelister Bitola 45-28 including a 36-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Rabotnicki looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Pelister Bitola's players. The former international Andrej Maslinko (206-97, agency: BeoBasket) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) for the winners and naturalized Bulgarian center Kiril Pavlovski (210-85, agency: Global Sports Plaza) chipped in 17 points and 11 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Five Rabotnicki players scored in double figures. At the losing side Serbian forward Milos Andrejevic (198-89) responded with 20 points and 9 rebounds and American point guard Phil Hawkins (186-90, college: Texas St.) scored 11 points and 7 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. Rabotnicki maintains first place with 11-2 record, which they share with Feni Industries. Pelister Bitola lost fifth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the sixth position with nine games lost. Rabotnicki will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Pelister Bitola will play at home against the league's second-placed Feni Industries (#2) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
Pelister Bitola: M.Andrejevic 20+9reb+2ast, P.Hawkins 11+7reb+3ast, G.Anakievski 11+1reb+4ast, M.Golubovic 7+2reb+1ast, G.Trajkovski 4+2reb+1ast, N.Talevski 2+2reb+1ast
Rabotnicki: A.Maslinko 23+13reb+1ast, K.Pavlovski 17+11reb+2ast, D.Tasovski 16+4reb+6ast, D.Mirakovski 13+4reb+10ast, P.Nikolic 10+8reb+6ast, V.Efremovski 10+3reb+2ast
gschID: 512045


Feni Industries - Strumica 97-69

Rather expected game in Kavadarci where 5th ranked Strumica (5-7) was crushed by second ranked Feni Industries (11-2) 97-69 on Saturday. The game without a history. Feni Industries led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Feni Industries outrebounded Strumica 46-25 including a 35-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The former international power forward Kiril Nikolovski (210-88) fired 21 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Serbian power forward Branislav Djekic (209-91) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. Four Feni Industries players scored in double figures. Serbian forward Petar Jokic (201-91) produced 34 points (!!!) and 4 assists and the former international forward Vladimir Brckov (200-89, agency: BeoBasket) added 13 points and 5 assists respectively for lost side. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Feni Industries keep a position of league leader, which they share with Rabotnicki. Strumica at the other side keeps the fifth place with seven games lost. Feni Industries will meet Pelister Bitola (#6) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Strumica will play against Kumanovo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Strumica: P.Jokic 34+4reb+4ast, V.Brckov 13+4reb+5ast, L.Angelov 6+2reb, D.Makenadziev 4+7ast, D.Lazarevski 3+2reb+1ast, D.Delipetrov 3+3reb
Feni Industries: K.Nikolovski 21+8reb+4ast, J.Petrovski 17+2ast, B.Stajic 14+5reb+6ast, B.Djekic 14+10reb+2ast, A.Magdevski 10+7reb+3ast, G.Sharabidze 9+9reb+3ast
gschID: 512044


Ohrid AV - Kozuv 80-86

The game in Ohrid was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Kozuv (8-4) played at the court of 7th ranked Ohrid AV (2-10). Kozuv managed to secure a 6-point victory 86-80 on Saturday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Ohrid AV won third quarter 21-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Kozuv won last quarter 23-19. They made 22-of-29 free shots (75.9 percent) during the game. The former international swingman Ivica Dimcevski (195-89, agency: Interperformances) fired 21 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American point guard Kenyon McNeaill (185-91, college: Louisiana Tech) chipped in 20 points and 5 assists. American guard Devin Brooks (186-92, college: Creighton) produced 21 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists and power forward Slobodan Mihajlovski (202-82) added 13 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Five Ohrid AV players scored in double figures. Ohrid AV's coach Petar Chochoroski rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Kozuv have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 8-4 record. Ohrid AV lost fifth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the seventh position with ten games lost. Kozuv will meet at home Pelister Bitola (#6) in the next round. Ohrid AV will play against Vardar in Skopje and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ohrid AV: D.Brooks 21+8reb+7ast, B.Janevski 13+1reb+2ast, S.Mihajlovski 13+9reb+1ast, L.Milojevic 13+3reb+3ast, K.Shane 12+5reb, A.Doneski 6+1reb+1ast
Kozuv: N.Djurasovic 22+3reb+1ast, I.Dimcevski 21+5reb+3ast, K.McNeaill 20+4reb+5ast, K.Anikenko 8+5reb+1ast, A.Shterjov 6+4reb, B.Krstevski 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 512043


Kumanovo - Vardar 86-69

Bottom-ranked Vardar (0-13) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their 13th consecutive match to third ranked Kumanovo (9-3) 86-69. It looked good early as Vardar took a 1-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Kumanovo had a 26-17 second period charge getting the lead and Vardar was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 69-86. Kumanovo players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Serbian power forward Danilo Mijatovic (206-83) nailed 28 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and Serbian Stefan Zivanovic (196-89) accounted for 11 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. American-Nigerian guard Deji Ibitayo (193-93, college: Akron, agency: Mansfield and Associates) came up with 17 points and 4 steals and Jetmir Zekjiri (200-96) added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Vardar in the defeat. 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. Kumanovo have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 9-3 record having just three points less than leader Rabotnicki. Newly promoted Vardar still closes the standings with 13 games lost. Kumanovo will play against Strumica (#5) in Strumica in the next round. Vardar will play at home against Ohrid AV and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Vardar: D.Ibitayo 17+4reb+2ast, M.Shalev 12+6reb, J.Zekjiri 12+5reb+1ast, B.Mitkov 12+3reb+1ast, M.Mitev 5+1reb+4ast, D.Robev 5+2reb+1ast
Kumanovo: D.Mijatovic 28+9reb+3ast, S.Zivanovic 11+6reb+4ast, N.Karakolev 11+4reb+3ast, M.Pekovic 10+3reb+2ast, M.Janevski 8+1reb+2ast, G.Georgievski 7
gschID: 512042





Mijatovic number one in FYR Macedonia for round 13 - by Eurobasket News

Serbian Power forward Danilo Mijatovic (206-F/C-83) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Kumanovo, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 13.
The 33-year old player was the main contributor (28 points, nine rebounds and three assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush, the league's bottom-ranked team Vardar (#8, 0-13) with 17-point margin 86-69. Kumanovo maintains the 3rd position in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Kumanovo will need more victories to improve their 9-3 record. In the team's last game Mijatovic had a remarkable five three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He turned to be Kumanovo's top player in his first season with the team. Danilo Mijatovic has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (2nd best: 18.3ppg) and averages impressive 60.4% FGP and 44.7% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was 25-year old Serbian Petar Jokic (201-F-91) of Strumica. Jokic had a very good evening with 34 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Bad luck as Strumica lost that game 69-97 to the higher-ranked Feni Industries (#2, 11-2). Strumica 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 5-7 record. Jokic is a newcomer at Strumica, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.6ppg (#7). He also registered 4.7 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was former international Andrej Maslinko (206-SF-97, agency: BeoBasket) of league's top team Rabotnicki. Maslinko scored 23 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Rabotnicki, leading his team to a 95-60 easy win against the lower-ranked Pelister Bitola (#6, 4-9). Rabotnicki confirms their top position in the standings. Maslinko has a very solid season. In 11 games in FYR Macedonia he scored 8.7ppg. He also has 4.5rpg and FGP: 73.5%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Devin Brooks (186-G-92) of Ohrid AV - 21 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Kiril Nikolovski (210-F/C-88) of Feni Industries - 21 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Kiril Pavlovski (210-C-85) of Rabotnicki - 17 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Milos Andrejevic (198-F-89) of Pelister Bitola - 20 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Kenyon McNeaill (185-PG-91) of Kozuv - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Ivica Dimcevski (195-G/F-89) of Kozuv - 21 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Deji Ibitayo (193-G-93) of Vardar - 17 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists

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



Karpos Sokoli ink Zarko Comagic for the rest of the season - by Mario Divanisov

Zoran Vrkic (203-F-87)'s season ending injury forced Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje to find another Forward for the rest of the season. The choice landed on 31-year old Serbian international Zarko Comagic (199-F-85, college: N.Arizona, agency: 011 Sports) for whom the team from Skopje will be his ninth in his professional carrier.
Despite starting the season at Romania playing for CSM CSU Oradea, Comagic moves to Skopje from OKK Beograd where he managed to play 3 games from the Belgrade team averaging 11.7ppg, 5.7rpg 2.0apg for 33.7mpg on court.
The experienced Power Forward managed to play in several leagues since the beginning of his professional carrier starting at Stelmet Zielona Gora in 2011 followed by PBG Basket Poznan, KK Vojvodina Novi Sad, CSM CSU Oradea, Polski Cukier Torun and Falco KC Szombathely in Hungary.

As the transfer period in ABA League is over, the Serbian will have his debut for Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje at the start of the Superleague in Macedonia.



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

25-year old swingman Beqa Chikviladze (196-F/G-91) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Cactus Tbilisi and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 18.
He had a double-double of 25 points and 10 rebounds, while his team beat Sokhumi (#5, 7-11) 101-93. Cactus Tbilisi maintains the 4th position in Georgian league. Cactus Tbilisi is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 8-10 record. In the team's last game Chikviladze had a remarkable 53.8% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Cactus Tbilisi and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Beqa Chikviladze averages this season 14.6ppg.

Second best performed player last round was Kakhaber Jintcharadze (195-SG-93) of Batumi. He is international guard in his first season at Batumi. In the last game Jintcharadze recorded impressive 23 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists. Of course Batumi cruised to a 96-89 relatively comfortable win over the higher-ranked Rustavi (#3, 10-8). Batumi's 6th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 7-11 record. Jintcharadze is a newcomer at Batumi and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.1ppg (#6). He also registered 5.9 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Otari Buliava (202-PF-94) of Sokhumi (#5). Buliava scored 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Despite Buliava's great performance Sokhumi lost 93-101 to slightly higher-ranked Cactus Tbilisi (#4, 8-10). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Sokhumi 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 seven victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Buliava could try to bring Sokhumi's a little bit higher in the standings. Buliava has a very solid season. In 18 games in Georgia he scored 14.1ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. John Florveus (211-C-90) of Cactus Tbilisi - 10 points and 19 rebounds
5. Besik Lezhava (192-SG-86) of Batumi - 29 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Revaz Rogava (191-G-93) of Olimpi - 25 points and 5 rebounds
7. Irakli Chlaidze (198-G/F-89) of Cactus Tbilisi - 29 points and 2 assists
8. Corey Allen (185-PG-92) of Mgzavrebi - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Tre Burnette (196-G) of Olimpi - 12 points and 7 rebounds
10. Oleksandr Tishchenko (205-F/C-89) of Sokhumi - 14 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Raymar MORGAN
  Ratiopharm
  (203-F/C-88)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Morgan, Ratiopharm19.8 
 2. Knight, Jena18.7 
 3. Kikanovic, ALBA16.5 
 4. Qvale, EWE Baskets16.0 
 5. Thompson, Telekom .16.0 
 6. Odum, Wuerzburg16.0 
 7. Jenkins, Jena15.8 
 8. Ruoff, Goettingen15.7 
 9. Paulding, EWE B.15.4 
 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. Cooley, Ludwigsb.7.3 
 4. Plaisted, Phoenix .7.3 
 5. Eatherton, Goett.7.2 
 6. McGhee, Walter T.7.1 
 7. Morgan, Ratiopharm6.8 
 8. Marei, Bayreuth6.6 
 9. Knight, Jena6.6 
 10. Standharding., Vec.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Walter T.
  (187-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Jordan, Walter T.8.5 
 2. Machado, Vechta8.2 
 3. Kramer, EWE B.6.7 
 4. Hobbs, Ratiopharm6.1 
 5. Bell, Phoenix Hagen6.1 
 6. Odum, Wuerzburg5.7 
 7. Siva, ALBA5.4 
 8. Hammonds, Ludwigsb.5.0 
 9. Ruoff, Goettingen5.0 
 10. Mayo, Telekom Bsk4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Quantez ROBERTSON
  Fraport .
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Robertson, Fraport .2.6 
 2. Kramer, EWE B.2.6 
 3. Machado, Vechta2.0 
 4. Scrubb, Giessen .1.8 
 5. Diggs, Bremerhaven1.8 
 6. Redding, B.Mue.1.7 
 7. Siva, ALBA1.7 
 8. Hobbs, Ratiopharm1.7 
 9. Bowlin, Giessen 46ers1.7 
 10. Anderson, Bayreuth1.7 
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. Qvale, EWE Baskets1.1 
 5. Gamble, Telekom .1.1 
 6. Plaisted, Phoenix .1.0 
 7. Horton, Telekom .1.0 
 8. Lane, Wuerzburg1.0 
 9. Gaffney, ALBA1.0 
 10. Ibekwe, Fraport .0.9 


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Jonathon WILLIAMS
  Kirchheim
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Williams, Kirchheim19.8 
 2. Alexander, ETB W.18.9 
 3. Watkins, Nuernberg18.1 
 4. Pinkins, Hanau18.0 
 5. Nikolic, Baunach17.9 
 6. Kerusch, MBC16.8 
 7. Spearman, Trier16.1 
 8. Holt, Dresden16.0 
 9. Warren, MBC16.0 
 10. Canty, Hamburg15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Leon KRATZER
  Baunach
  (210-C-97)
  Avg: 12.9
 1. Kratzer, Baunach12.9 
 2. Pinkins, Hanau9.6 
 3. Jahn, Ehingen8.6 
 4. Oppland, Nuernberg8.5 
 5. Thompson, ETB W.8.5 
 6. Sturner, Dresden7.2 
 7. Lawson, Chemnitz7.1 
 8. Williams, Kirchheim6.9 
 9. Wolf, Hamburg6.9 
 10. Nicholas, Trier6.7 
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, Chemnitz5.6 
 5. Vest, Uni Baskets5.4 
 6. Adams, Uni Baskets5.3 
 7. Zazai, MBC5.2 
 8. Watkins, Nuernberg5.2 
 9. Hatten, MBC5.1 
 10. Dunn, Crailsheim5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Marcus HATTEN
  MBC
  (185-PG-80)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Hatten, MBC2.6 
 2. Love, Kirchheim2.5 
 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. Dunn, Crailsheim1.7 
 10. Vest, Uni Baskets1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam MULDROW
  Oettinge.
  (206-PF-88)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Muldrow, Oettinge.2.8 
 2. Pressley, Dresden2.3 
 3. Kratzer, Baunach1.5 
 4. White, Heidelberg1.4 
 5. Keppeler, Baunach1.3 
 6. Grim, Uni Baskets1.3 
 7. King, Koeln R.1.3 
 8. Bucknor, Trier1.3 
 9. Heinzmann, Koeln R.1.2 
 10. Pantelic, MBC1.1 


Terrell Harris (Iserlohn) Matthias Grothe Is A Warrior And I Am So Thankful To Have Him As Coach - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Terrell Harris (191-G-93, college: Georgia Coll.) is a 23 year old 190cm guard from Indiantown,Florida that is playing his rookie season in Germany with the : Iserlohn Kangaroos (Germany-ProB). He started his basketball career at Mars Hill (NCAA2) in 2011 and then moved to Georgia College in 2012. As a senior he played 29 games averaging 24.6ppg, 6.7rpg, 4.0apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 59.1%, 3PT: 36.3%, FT: 76.8%. He concluded his college basketball career winning the All-PeachBelt Player of the Year 2016. Harris spoke to eurobasket after the 79-78 victory against Stahnsdorf.

Terrell thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. 2017 has come and did you make any new years resolutions or are you more the guy that doesn't bother with that?

No I did not make any new year resolution. I have yearly goals to work on bettering myself on and off the basketball court. Just trying to be a better all around individual.


Congrats on the exciting 79-78 win against Itzehoe. Iserlohn won the first game 85-65. Was the opponent a much improved team or was Iserlohn not as strong as in that first game?

The first time we played them, Itzehoe was bothered by our pressure and early trapping which caused a lot of early turnovers. We were able to get an early comfortable lead. The second game it was like the roles reversed. They started out strong making some tough shots and capitalized on our turnovers. Which gave them an early 17 point lead.


What did Iserlohn learn from their one point loss last weekend against Wolfenbuettel that it didn't make against Itzehoe?

We learned that no lead is safe in this lead. You have to execute on both ends of the floor to win in this challenging league. You have to bring it every night and play. The moment you let up and give your opponent hope, anything can happen such as the last play in Wolfenbuettel.


The Itzehoe Eagles led 49-43 at the break. What did Iserlohn want to do better in the third quarter and what was key for the 27 point third quarter explosion, but still trail by six points?

We wanted to get stops and push the ball. Coach made some vital adjustments at the half. We were able to go small and push every chance we got. Which eventually tired them out. Yanick and Kris were able to give us that boost we needed to get back into the game along with Moussa and Joshua.


Did you feel a need to get your team going in the first few minutes as you scored two buckets inside?

Yes I tried to start out aggressive. It's my job to get the team going offensively being that I am the leading scorer. I missed a few easy shots that I usually make but sometimes that's part of the game.


Iserlohn continued to fight and never gave up. Was these fighting qualities an early indication to what fans will see from Iserlohn on every possession in the playoffs?

The entire season we been fighting hard. We just have moments where we don't play as smart as we are capable of. But I never questioned the heart of our guys. Once we cut down on our mental mistakes we are going to be a tough team to beat in the playoffs.

German Kristof Schwarz nailed two clutch three's at the end including the game winner. Was that last shot a designed play for him or was it whoever was open widest got the shot?

The last play was designed for me to get the ball. However, Itzehoe played the play good. Kris inbounded the ball to Tommy then once Tommy drove, Kris spotted up and was able to hit a huge shot to seal a much needed win for us.

How was the celebration mode that night in Iserlohn? Did Schwartz have to buy a round for everyone?

We were happy. We are always happy after a win. I was really happy for Kris. He's one of the reasons why I want to win every game. Great teammate to play with.


The next game is against SC Rist Wedel which you beat 86-72 five months ago. They are fighting for a playoff spot. What will be key to getting the win?

We have to have great practices this upcoming week. Rist Wedel has a great team which we can't take lightly. They are fighting for their playoff spot, so I'm pretty sure they are going to be ready. So will we though.

How confident are you that the Iserlohn will be ready for the playoffs and what do believe has the team done best in the last games?

I'm very confident in my teammates. We have a good group of guys who been in this position before. I believe experience is key in moments Ike the playoffs. We have to finish the last two games strong by taking one game at a time. Executing on offense and defense for 40 minutes has to be a goal for us these next two games. I personally will be locked in for these next two games to get my rhythm before the playoffs. The better I play the more unstoppable we will be.


Your teammate Mousa Kone continued to have a monster season averaging double double stats. How important is it for him having a game like against Bochum where he got into foul trouble early limiting him to 16 minutes and eight points? Do these learning experiences make him stronger?


Moussa Kone is a beast. The best big man I ever played with. He's stepping up huge this season. He plays hard every day and moment. Once he gets going it's hard to stop him as well. He opens up the lane for me to penetrate and do my thing because he draws a lot of attention. I am very lucky to have him as a teammate. We coexist perfectly with each other. He plays very hard and aggressive which sometime put him in foul trouble but he learned his lesson. I mean nobody likes sitting on the bench.


You have had a very solid and consistent rookie season. Despite being a rookie how do you feel have your leadership abilities grown this season?

In my eyes I am having an OK rookie season. I can do a lot more for my team moving forward. I always been a consistent scorer but I have to be more aggressive starting games off and finishing them. I also have to be a better free throw shooter then I have been the past two games. I will get in the gym and work on it after practice. I know I have another level in me that I need to activate before the playoffs and I will. I could be a better leader then I have been this year. I'm learning a lot as a rookie but I will get there.

Head coach Matthias Grothe will take over Phoenix Hagen in the Pro A next season. How have you grown to respect this man this season with all his duties coupled with his health problems?

Coach Matthias is a warrior. It shows his wheel and determination to continue coaching us while dealing with his health problem. Don't really want to talk about him leaving because he is showing me a lot on how to become a better basketball player. He has been pushing me more than any coach I had but that is what I need if I want to be great. I am so thankful to have him as a coach my first professional season. With all that being said, he is still a Kangaroo at the moment and we are on a mission to be accomplished in what we set out in August.


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

It has to be up there. Nobody is touching my favorite player Kobe 81 though. Klay performance was special though.


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

He is having a great season. All of these players are special in their own right. I hate ranking them because it takes away from their greatness.


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

Draymond is a special player as well. I have no idea why it took so long but if anyone is capable of doing this, it's definitely Draymond


Tom Brady won his 5th Super Bowl. Where does he rank with the best athletes of all-time?

Tom Brady is amazing what he did in the Superbowl basically told us why he is one of the greats. He's been doing this his entire career. I respect his longevity and passion for the game. He's definitely up there some where amongst the best athletes of all time.

What was the last movie that you saw?

The last movie I saw was Sherlock Holmes, which was a good movie.


Thanks Terrell for the chat.



Kerry Carter (Bayer Giants Leverkusen) I've Connected With My Teammates In A Variety Of Ways And I've Learned Where Guys Prefer The Ball And When - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Kerry Carter (188-G-91, college: St.Mary's, CA) is a 26 year old 188cm guard from West Covina, California that is playing his second professional season and first with the Bayer Giants Leverkusen (Germany-ProB). Last season as a rookie he played for Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (Spain-Liga Endesa) playing 5 games: 3.2ppg. He started his basketball career with Citrus College and then moved to St.Mary's, CA (NCAA) where he played 63 NCAA games and as senior played 31 games averaging 12.1ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.5apg, 1.5spg. He currently is tearing up the German Pro B league averaging 29,0ppg and spoke to eurobasket after the 95-79 win against the ScanPlus Baskets.

Kerry thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. 2017 is here and already in full swing. Did you make any new years resolutions this year or are you more a guy that doesn't get involved with that?

I didn't make any resolutions but shortly before the new year I gave up meat & poultry and adopted a pescatarian diet. It's took a lot of discipline not to cave in at first but I've gotten acquainted with it.

Congrats on the big 95-79 win against the Giants Nordlingen. The Bayer Giants Leverkusen were already down by 10 after one quarter, but stepped up the defense in the second quarter while scoring 28 points. What adjustments did the team make to get back into the game?

We made a few adjustments to our line up and defensive approach but mostly we just kept playing. It's a 40 minute game, so down 10 early never gave us any doubt. We never thought we weren't going to win.


The Bayer Giants Leverkusen did a good job averaging 27 points in the last three quarters and winning the game with their offensive arsenal. Was the consistent offense in the last three quarters key for the win?

Offense was key. We had more guys in double figures tonight than the average night. Anytime we score that way, with several guys contributing, we're a tough team to beat.


The German players scored 48 points combined out of the 95 points. Do you believe that the Germans on the team are a lot better as a whole than what they get credit for?

I try not to concern myself with who's getting credit and I don't think that's what fuels this group of guys either. They show up every game and play at a high level, regardless of the acknowledgment. Even when shots aren't falling our domestic players are always looking to help the team win. We've got a special group.


The Bayer Giants Leverkusen currently are in fourth place tied with FC Bayern Munich and want that home court advantage. How content are you that you will achieve this in the next weeks?

Nothing is set in stone. It's a dog fight right now between the top 4 in this division and it's easy to get wrapped up in the numbers game. I've been taking it one game at a time but I'm confident going into next week we'll be in a good position. After that, we'll prepare for the next challenge and go from there.


The Bayer Giants Leverkusen make the most points and assists in the Pro B, but still give up 80 points per game. Why is the team so inconsistent on defense? Can this team be a better defensive team and how can you achieve that?

There's a lot of potential for us to improve defensively. Lately we have shown glimpses of how we can play when we really lock in and focus on getting stops. It's just about clicking at the right time.


Interestingly you not only swept top team PS Karlsruhe but held them to 64 points average in the two games. What did the team do differently in these games for the defense to function properly?

Karlsruhe is a good match up for us. We size up well against them and we give them trouble where other teams wouldn't. I think we capitalized well on that dynamic and used it to our advantage.


How much of a motivation is for you to hit the floor every night knowing the opponent wants to shut you down and if you have an off night, it will be a lot harder for your team to win?

It's a tremendous compliment. That's the role I assumed when I got here but I've been prepared for that. It was similar in college and the way I was shown the game, that's what it takes to be a pro. You've got to show up every night.

Your having a great season and are very consistent on offense. What do you feel is the most difficult thing about being consistent on a regular basis?

I've noticed that I've become an integral part of teams' defensive schemes and so adjusting to that has been interesting. Some nights I've seen up to 5 or 6 different match ups to try and throw me out of rhythm but I welcome the challenge. My biggest obstacle is being as efficient as possible through all of that.


You stated in October concerning your turnover ratio that 'sometimes I find myself trying too hard to get certain guys involved instead of making the simple pass'. How do you feel has this issue progressed in your game as the season as gone along?

I've connected with my teammates in a variety of ways this season and I think I've learned where guys prefer the ball and when so that helps. I've also gotten more comfortable in the offense through the course of the season.

You recently had 8 steals in a game against FC Bayern Munich. Was that the most steals that you ever had in a game since being in college and how do you feel have you been able to develop further this season on the defensive end?

That was the most steals I've had since college definitely. I averaged about 2 a game in college but I think my highest was 6.


How vital will it be beating Wurzburg in the next game knowing that the last game against the ScanPlus Baskets could decide if you get home court or not?

Every game is a playoff game at this point. That's the mentality going in. We've got two more in the regular season and we need both.


You defeated Wurzbug by 20 in the first game and you steered 24 points to the win. What will be key to getting the win on the road?


As you mentioned earlier the key will be defense, especially on the road. It's pretty simple, we just have to be able to stop them from scoring more than we do.


A few weeks ago you saw Fraport Skyliner Isaac Bonga go for 26 points in Leverkusen. The kid turned 17 three months ago. Many project him as a 2018 NBA Draft Pick. He obviously will develop further, but from what you saw do you think he could be an impact NBA player like fellow German Dennis Schroeder?


NBA is tough. It takes a lot to be able to perform at that level. They've been drafting guys younger and younger lately so maybe he'll get a chance. Best of luck to him.


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

Big ticket is third in my book.


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

That's a big time night for Klay. Not many guys are that crafty before the catch. That's in the conversation with some Kobe and Lebron performances.


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

Russ is a legend, if not just stat wise then for the energy and passion he brings to the game. His numbers are crazy this year, but I think James Harden is a little more impressive having his team in third place in the west.

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


I think if guys could get double digits in three other categories they'd just try to get ten points to make it a quadruple double. Draymond is a rare breed. He could've gotten ten points but the unconventional triple double is fitting for what he brings to that team.


What was the last movie that you saw?

John Wick 2.


Thanks Kerry for the chat.




Quantez Robertson Pokes And Steals The Fraport Skyliners Past s.Oliver Wurzburg 79-76 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The one guy is a legend and as present in the German basketball world with his black attire as is legendary actor Jack Nicholson when he is in the front row in the Staples Center at Lakers games while the other guy is one of 1000's of Americans playing out his dream of being a professional basketball player and one of the fewer making the slow steps up the professional basketball ladder from league to league and from level to level. The legend is none other than Dirk Bauermann who has to be considered as the German Phil Jackson in terms of what he did in the 90's winning 9 titles with the Bayer Giants Leverkusen as well as being coach of the German national team and winning the 2005 Silver at the European championships with Dirk Nowitzki in Belgrad. . After leading FC Bayern Munich into the BBL in 2011, he had a short stay in the BBL with FC Bayern Munich an dthen disappeared from Germany for 4 years coaching teams like Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius, Krasny Oktyabr Volograd where he was even forced to play their CEO in games and then had a short stint with the Iranian national team. He returned back to the Fraport arena a place where he won many games, but lost the 2004 BBL title with Bamberg and now was leading the charge with another Bavarian team s.Oliver Wurzburg and came in as the savior, but so far has experienced something he has rarely seen as a coach in Germany losing as he is still looking for his first win as he was 0-5. The other guy coming with Bauermann was American Vincent Sanford that came to Germany late joining s.Oliver Wurzburg farm team in November and right away was a spark averaging 17,7ppg, 4,6rpg and 2,9apg while shooting 40% from downtown helping the team to a 5-4 record. The American is one of those guys that has had to prove himself his whole career as he played 54 games for the well known Georgetown (NCAA), but averaged only 1,8ppg,and transferred to Dayton (NCAA) where he had more of a role and solidified himself as a solid NCAA player averaging 12,3ppg and 9,6ppg in his last two seasons. However despite reaching the NCAA Elite 8 in 2014 and having good stats didn't grant him a free pass to a top league as he had to claw himself up the professional ladder playing with Thor Thorl (Iceland-Dominos League): 13 games: 22.1ppg, 7.9rpg, 2.1apg, 2.0spg, FGP: 50.8%, 3PT: 42.9%, FT: 73.0% and last season played with Barrancabermeja Ciudad Futuro (Colombia-Liga DirecTV, starting five): Liga DirecTV-1: 20 games: 14.8ppg, 5.5rpg, 3.0apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT-2 (42.9%), FT: 76.8%. Now in his third professional season and after 9 Pro B games, he suddenly saw himself suit up in an easyCredit BBL game against Tuebingen scoring 9 points in 14 minutes and a week later had 13 points in 17 minutes against the Telekom Baskets Bonn, There are basketball worlds between Bauermann and Sanford, but both had the same goal and wanting to win that first game with s.Oliver Wurzburg. However both didn't leave the Fraport arena with smiles, but moreover with sullen expressions as they lost a tough 79-76 battle to the hands of the Fraport Skyliners. Bauermann was not only disgusted with his 6th loss in a row, the most that he had lost in a row in Germany and also for being called for a technical foul late in the fourth which turned the game in favor of Frankfurt. Sanford was unable to match the personal success of his last games as he credits a lot to Bauermann as he had one point on 0/3 shooting in 9.12 minutes and was far form 100%. 'I have no excuses, but I couldn't really dribble as I have been playing with a broken hand. You have to take the good ones with the bad ones. Bauermann has helped me see the game differently in the BBL. He has helped me a lot mentally', stressed Kentucky native Vincent Sanford.

The Fraport Skyliners came into the contest against s.Oliver Wurzburg riding a three game losing streak having lost badly to Bamberg and Munich and then being embarrassed in Turkey against Pinar Karsiyaka ending their Champions League season. Frankfurt came into the game with a lot to prove, but were having problems with being able to play consistent for long spurts, but were able to overcome a nine point deficit in the fourth quarter as s.Oliver Wurzburg were putting up prayers left and right as if Larry Bird had haunted the Fraport arena and stayed calm and showed their big strength having those fighting mentality qualities, buckled down on defense and won with heart and pride. 'Key today for pulling out the win was staying together during the ups and downs in the game. They hit tough shot after tough shot and we had our backs to the wall, but we always stuck together. We played Skyliner basketball until the end and executed down the stretch', stressed Iona (NCAA) guard AJ English. s.Oliver Wurzburg hoped their basketball woes would come to an end with legendary German head coach Dirk Bauermann, but instead the team still has the big goose egg looking for that first win. After the loss a dejected Jake Odum (Indiana State) exited the locker room and one could feel his disappointment as his soft voice described the game loss. 'It went down to the wire. It was very disappointing that we couldn't come away with the win. It has been very tough not being able to win a game in two months. Most of us aren't used to losing like this. We have been getting better in practice, but haven't learned how to finish games. I put a lot of blame on myself for not doing my job. I credit the Skyliners for making plays when it counted', added Jake Odum.

On carnival weekend, the Fraport arena had 5.002 excited fans and would witness a very entertaining and exciting back and forth game for 40 minutes. Both teams came out with a lot of intensity, but the Fraport Skyliners had a bit more and had their touch early on from downtown as they got big production from Kwame Vaughn and Quantez Robertson (188-G-84, college: Auburn, agency: Interperformances) as they sunk trey's giving Frankfurt the 12-6 advantage. But the day basketball has no more runs is the day pigs can fly, because there are always runs and Wurzburg found some fortune on offense going on an annoying 10-3 run to gain their first lead of the ball game 16-15. In the run, the Bavarian team got a huge three pointer from ex Arkansas (NCAA) forward Marshawn Powell and steady bench help from ex UCLA center Brendan Lane who hit a pretty left handed hook shot and crashed the boards for a tip in while German Maurice Stuckey saved his three point aggressiveness for later and got two buckets inside dancing around Niklas Kiel once. However Frankfurt got two buckets from AJ English to lead 20-17 after one quarter. The last English shot was a trey from the right wing that he nailed at the buzzer. It would have looked like a Larry Bird repeat basket had he done it over two defenders the Boston celtic legend did on a regular basis back in the day, but the Skyliner was all alone, but nevertheless saw nothing but net. 'I know Larry can shoot, but I never got a chance to see him play. That English shot reminded me more of an Antonio Graves buzzer beater this season', smiled Quantez Robertson. 'That English buzzer beater remined me of one between Khimky Moscow and Bamberg. English is a good shooter, but Janis Strelnieks hits those kinds each day', stressed Dennis Schroeder agent Ademola Okulaja. The Fraport Skyliners were shooting 50% from the field and 43% from outside while s.Oliver Wurzburg were shooting 38% from the field and 14% from outside. Both teams had nine rebounds apiece and Wurzburg had one turnover and Frankfurt three turnovers.

The second quarter was a head to head battle as there were five lead changes and no team could break away from the other. The Fraport Skyliners were able to carry over that AJ English momentum builder from the last minutes of the first quarter as English threw up an alley-oop pass to Florida native Mike Morrison who made the nasty throw down and ex Nebraska (NCAA) forward Shavon Shields scored in the paint as Frankfurt led 24-20. However Wurzburg struck back going on a 7-2 run to regain the lead 27-26. In the run, the club got a 20 footer from ex Rhode Island (NCAA) forward Lamont Ulmer, a Powell lay in and trey from ex Alba Berlin forward Kresimir Loncar. Kiel made a runner and Odum a nasty trey as both teams traded leads and Vaughn made a step back deadlocking the contest at 30-30. Frankfurt continued their attack on offense getting Kiel free throws and a beautiful coast to coast sprint from Super Tez Robertson who finished in ridiculous off balance fashion with his left hand. However the Fraport Skyliners were unable to take the lead and momentum into the break as s.Oliver Wurzburg closed out the second quarter with a 7-0 run to lead 37-34. In the run, the club got valuable buckets from ex ratiopharm ulm forward Sebastian Betz, a Odum step back jumper and a deep three from Stuckey. 'Both teams were playing hard defense and both teams hit difficult three's. Wurzburg have been hit hard with injuries, but they continued to play hard. I was happy that Gordon Herbert played the German kids', stressed ex North Carolina Tar Hel Ademola Okulaja. s.Oliver Wurzburg were shooting 52% from the field and 42% from the three point line while the Fraport Skyliners were shooting 48% from the field and 27% from the three point line. Wurzburg had the 15-12 rebound edge and both teams had seven turnovers apiece.

The third quarter was an even affair again as Shavon Shields got busy, but once again the Fraport Skyliners were unable to hold the lead as s.Oliver Wurzburg closed out the third quarter with another back breaking run to regain the lead. The Fraport Skyliners defense did a great job stifling s.Oliver Wurzburg on their first five possessions, but couldn't gain much ground getting only a Robertson trey and Morrison lay in on transition to get the lead back at 40-37. Wurzburg finally got on the board with a Loncar tip in and Stuckey burnt Frankfurt again with a bomb from outside tying the game at 42-42. Then it seemed like there could be some movement form one team as the Fraport Skyliners went on a key 10-3 run to extend their lead to 52-45. In the run Shavon Shields was a one man wrecking crew as he scored three times inside showing that no matter how you scout him, he is almost unstoppable one on one. Vaughn also made free throws and German Max Merz made a jumper courtesy of an English pass. The ball game continued to be a game of runs as now came a good phase for Wurzburg as they closed out the third quarter with a 8-2 run to once again get back the lead 53-52. In the run, s.Oliver Wurzburg took advantage of Frankfurt's five team fouls and got free throws from Lane and Odum as well as a 20 footer from Loncar and Odum lay in on transition. 'It was a game of runs. We had some good looks during their run, but we stayed aggressive and never gave up despite that', stressed AJ English. S.Oliver Wurzburg was shooting 47% from the field and 35% from the parking lot while the Fraport Skyliners were shooting 45% from the field and 24% from the parking lot. Wurzburg had the 25-18 rebound edge, but 12 turnovers while Frankfurt had nine turnovers.

In the fourth quarter, s.Oliver Wurzburg suddenly began shooting out the lights and hitting from anywhere and over anybody as they quickly gained momentum and had a sturdy lead, but the Fraport Skyliners continued to stay composed and fought back never losing hope. S.Oliver Wurzburg shocked the Fraport Skyliners blasting out on a 9-2 run as they nailed three consecutive trey's as Loncar, Odum and Stuckey connected extending the Wurzburg lead to 62-54. Then Shields and Stuckey traded three pointers as Frankfurt trailed 65-57. Shields didn't allow Wurzburg to decide the game early as he scored on a rapid and consistent level scoring inside and making a trey keeping Frankfurt close at 70-64. Frankfurt continued their come back as Vaughn made a hard dunk on transition cutting the Wurzburg lead to 70-66. Everytime one thought Frankfurt would now have the momentum, it was halted by Wurzburg as they would make an even more ridiculous shot than the last. Odum was on fire and nailed a crazy trey over Robertson close to center court extending the Wurzburg lead to 73-66. 'When I am feeling it and have had the confidence of making previous shots, I just continue to let it ride', stressed Jake Odum. 'Odum hit a lot of crazy shots tonight. But that was nothing new to me. When I was a freshman at Iona, we played him and Indiana State and hit the same kind of shots', added AJ English. Frankfurt then made a couple of stops and were rewarded getting a Kiel offensive rebound and put back and Robertson three cutting the Wurzburg lead to 73-72. Then Bauermann was hit with a technical foul. Odum nailed another crazy three over Robertson, but Shields answered with an offensive rebound and put back as Frankfurt trailed 76-74. At 1.06 of the fourth quarter, Loncar was called for an offensive foul which led to a clutch English trey giving Frankfurt the 77-76 lead and they would never look back. With 16.58 to play, s:Oliver Wurzburg had the last possession, but with 8,9 seconds to play Robertson made a huge steal which led to his free throws that sealed the game for Frankfurt. 'That is what Tez does. I see it in everyday in practice. He is a great player and I learn a lot from him. He tripped on the screen, but never gave up and then made the steal. He is our heart and soul. I know if I need help with something, I go and talk to him', smiled AJ English. 'The technical and English three hurt us. We made some silly mistakes at the end, but the Robertson steal was key. He is a great defensive player and really stepped up for his team', added Brendan Lane. 'He had the ball near my face and I just poked it away. I get a majority of my steals poking the ball away', smiled Quantez Robertson. S.Oliver Wurzburg had one more chance, but Odum couldn't get the ball off and wanted the foul. 'He came at me after the game saying I fouled him. I guess the angle that the ref saw was where I got most ball. It could of gone both ways. Maybe It went my way, because earlier I had been called on my block attempt against their big man', joked Quantez Robertson. The Fraport Skyliners were led by Shavon Shields with 24 points. Quantez Robertson added 15 points, AJ English supplied 13 points and Kwame Vaughn contributed 11 points. S.Oliver Wurzburg were led by Jake Odum with 27 points. Maurice Stuckey added 15 points and Kresimir Loncar netted 14 points. The Fraport Skyliners shot47% from the field and 32% from outside while s.Oliver Wurzburg shot 51% from the field and 46% from outside. S.Oliver Wurzburg won the rebound duel 32-23, but had 17 turnovers while Frankfurt coughed up the ball only nine times.



Brendan Lane (s.Oliver Wurzburg) Dirk Bauremann Has Been Transitioning Me More At Position Four Which Will Help Me Develop More - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Brendan Lane (206-C-90, college: Pepperdine) is a 26 year old 206cm center from Rocklin, California playing his third professional season and second in Germany in the EasyCredit BBL with the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg. As a rookie he played with Mitsubishi Diamond Dolphins (Japan-NBL): 52 games: 12.8ppg, 7.9rpg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 53.0%, 3PT: 35.4%, FT: 73.4%. He started his basketball career in 2009 with UCLA (NCAA) where he played until 2012 playing a total of 79 NCAA games. He finished his college basketball career at : Pepperdine (NCAA, starting five) playing 29 games averaging 13.2ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.2apg, 2.4bpg, FGP: 56.6%, 3PT: 38.5%, FT: 62.4%. Last season with Wurzburg he played 37 games averaging 13.7ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 59.6%, 3PT: 14.8%, FT: 73.6%. He belonged to the top centers in the Beko BBL He spoke to eurobasket before the game against the Fraport Skyliners.

Brendan thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. 2017 is here and were almost into March, but did you make any new years resolutions this year or are you more a guy that concern himself with that?

No I'm not really one to make specific new years resolutions like that.


A tough 101-84 loss on the road to the Telekom Baskets Bonn. Bonn pretty much already had the game sealed at halftime leading 54-32. I wouldn't have wanted to be a fly in the locker room since head coach Dirk Bauermann prides defense. What went wrong on the defensive side in the first 20 minutes?

We started the game off letting them get some easy lay ups in the half court and in transition. That gave them their confidence early and that led to them knocking down open 3's and we dug ourselves into a deep hole.


Wurzburg found better consistency on offense in the second half, but couldn't get consistent stops. Was this just one of those nights where no matter what adjustments were made nothing really worked?

We just started to try being more aggressive too late and our defensive effort wasn't there the whole time. By the second half they already had so much confidence it was difficult to get stops.


The Telekom Baskets Bonn are having a solid season and are a favorite to win the Fiba Europe Cup title despite having a change at the coaching position due to sickness have kept the team chemistry. What do you believe is the team's biggest strength?

They have a lot of offensive firepower and play an up tempo pace that puts a lot of pressure on the opposing teams defense. They seem to play at another level at home too. They've had some really good games there this year.

The s.oliver Wurzburg made a coaching change at the start of 2017 bringing in legendary German coach Dirk Bauermann. The team is 0-6 with him something that is hard to believe. You played Bamberg and Munich tough and close, but lost too teams like BG Goettingen and Tuebingen that were beatable opponents. Is getting on the same page between team and coach a longer work in progress?

Yes it's always a work in progress when you have a new coach. We've spent the past 2 months really drilling and working on his strategies and we seem to show it in spurts during some of the games, but we haven't been able to put it together yet for a full game.


You defended well against Bamberg giving up 68 points, but have given up 94 points on average in the last three games. These results must really be difficult for Bauermann to swallow. How confident are you that the team will be able to show their defensive potential coupled with Bauermann's tactics soon?

I am very confident. I think everyone on this team is angry at themselves for the defensive effort we had in those games and I am confident we'll turn it around.


Jake Odum isn't playing for a winning team so people aren't talking as much about him. A bad and typical knock would be saying he isn't a good point guard because his team isn't winning, but what makes him a good point guard in your eyes?

He's a competitor. Our team has been struggling but he's never given up and he's always the one out there every game playing as hard as he can for the team.


Vincent Sanford has been refreshing. He has stepped up from the Pro B and scored 13 points in 17 minutes in the Bonn loss. Is this another example of how much talent there is in lower leagues?

Yes I believe so. The difference between a BBL player and Pro B player is so small and a lot of the times the only difference really is opportunity. Vincent is showing now what giving a player like that an opportunity can do for himself.

In our last interview you stated that your goal this season is too be consistent. Have you been content with your season so far?

No I am not content at all. I've felt that there have been many games this year where I have not made the impact on the game that I wanted or felt the team needed and I need to work on that for the remaining games this year.

Your averaging only 22 minutes per game averaging 12,0ppg, 4,6rpg and 1,4apg. Do you feel like you will be able to grow with Dirk Bauermann? How has he helped you so far with your game?

Yes I believe I will. He's been transitioning me to play more at the 4 position which will help me develop more as a player and could provide more opportunities for me in the future.


The next game is against the Fraport Skyliners on the road. You beat Frankfurt at home in the first game in a strange second half as you went on a 16-2 run to decide the game. Frankfurt has become a very strong team now. What will be key to getting the win?

Our biggest key right now is defense regardless of who we play. We've shown all season we can score but we've been unable to get stops. I think the key for us this game is to focus every possession on getting stops and create offense from our defense.

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

He will go down as one of the greatest I believe. More than just statistically, but in terms of competitiveness he was one of the greatest in my lifetime.


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

It's definitely one of the most impressive performances I've seen and will probably be very under appreciated just because of the team he plays on and the other star players on his team.


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

I don't know if I would say the best but he's got to be in the conversation with maybe one or 2 other guys. It's hard to compare stats now when you have teams with 2 or 3 guys who could average 30 plus ppg in a season on the same team.


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

Most players aren't going into the game worried about getting those stats. Usually a player focuses on scoring and the rest of his game falls into place. Draymond is the type of player who knows he doesn't have to score and he focuses strictly on the defensive end.


What was the last movie that you saw?

The last movie I saw was War Dogs.

Thanks Brendan for the chat.




RSV Stahnsdorf Dismiss Thomas Roijakkers - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

It hasn't been an easy season for German Pro B team RSV Stahnsdorf and the club has decided to part ways with head coach Thomas Roijakkers Under Roijakkers, the team had a 6-11 record and will play Pro B playdowns soon in the hopes of staying in the league. The organization announced that assistant coach Denis Toroman will take over the reigns for Roijakkers. "It wasn't an easy decision. We discussed the situation for a long time and looked at all sides, but didn't see another way. than to separate from Thomas. Now the team wants to show that it wants to fight to stay in the league. They showed a few times that they have the potential. I am convinced the team will show they can win games", waned Andreas Zahn.

Source: RSV Stahnsdorf



Predrag Lukic Shines In China - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

German/Serb head coach Predrag Lukic continues to make waves as a coach not only in Germany, but also in the far east in China. After making the rounds in Germany over the years coaching womans basketball zeams like TSV Quakenbrueck Dragons (Germany-2.Bundesliga), evo New Basket Oberhausen (Germany-DBBL) as well as leading men's teams like MTV Wolfenbuettel 2012 Herzoege (Germany-ProB) and Buergerfelder TB (Germany-Regionalliga), he decided to take a total new challenge this season and move to China and continue to preach his basketball philosophy there.

This season Lukic who was a player for KK Leotar Trebinje (BIH) and had his first dip into coaching with TSV Hagen (youth-teams) and the Baskets Luedenscheid (youth-teams) moved to China to BC Rise Sport Foshan (China, Guangdong province). There he is the head coach and director of the U-19 youth teams. There he accomplished winning two bronze medals with BC Rise Sport Foshan (China, Guangdong province). He took his team into the tournament as the underdog and came away twice with hardware. It was the first time that his team beat BC Nanhai and first time winning a medal again.



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Ben Bentil agreed terms with the Mavericks - by Eurobasket News

Dallas Mavericks (NBA) inked 22-year old naturalized Ghanian forward Ben Bentil (206-104kg-95, college: Providence). He played recently at Fort Wayne Mad Ants. In 12 D-League games he recorded 14.1ppg and 5.2rpg this season. Bentil also played earlier that season for Xinjiang Flying Tige (CBA) in Chinese league where in 11 D-League games he averaged 13.7ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.0spg. He was called during the season by the Indiana Pacers.
Last year Bentil was drafted by Boston Celtics in second round (51st overall). He attended Providence College until 2016 and it is his first season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Bentil's team made it to the Big East Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2015 and 2016). He received also All-Big East Most Improved Player of the Year award and NABC All-District 5 1st Team award in 2016 at his college time.

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  (196-G-92)
  Avg: 16.8
 1. Wells, Doxa L.16.8 
 2. Brown, Koroivos16.3 
 3. Barlow, Trikalla14.3 
 4. Young, Lavrio13.8 
 5. Hall, Koroivos13.4 
 6. Cummings, Aris13.3 
 7. Milutinovic, Koroivos12.8 
 8. Punter, Lavrio12.8 
 9. Lojeski, Olympiacos12.7 
 10. Dixon, AEK Athens12.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Keith CLANTON
  PAOK
  (205-C/F-90)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Clanton, PAOK10.1 
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