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  ABA LEAGUE  



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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  ALBANIA  


Elvisi Dusha selected the top Albanian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Elvisi Dusha
Elvisi Dusha
   #1. This week's number one is an international guard Elvisi Dusha (188-94, currently plays in United Kingdom). Dusha could not help Plymouth Raiders (12-10) to beat Glasgow Rocks (16-5). He scored 6 points. Plymouth Raiders was badly defeated 98-80 on the road by the higher-ranked Glasgow Rocks (#3). This season Dusha averages: 1.6ppg, 1.4rpg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 25.0%, 3FGP: 28.6%. He has a dual citizenship: Albanian and British. Despite Dusha played previously for the British U20 national team, he is currently a member of the Albanian senior national team.

Franko Bushati
Franko Bushati
   #2. Second place goes to former international shooting guard Franko Bushati (189-85, agency: Two Points, currently plays in Italy). Bushati managed to help Germani Basket Brescia in a victory against the second-ranked Scandone AV (13-7) 91-87 in the Italian Serie A on Sunday night. He scored only 3 points in 14 minutes. Germani Basket Brescia (10-10) is placed ninth in the Serie A. This year Bushati averages just 2.6ppg, 2FGP: 44.0%, 3FGP: 25.0% and FT: 53.3% in 20 games he played so far. He is another player who holds two passports: Albanian and Italian. Bushati played for the Albanian national team in 2012.

Rashaun Broadus
Rashaun Broadus
   #3. The Albanian player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced international point guard Rashaun Broadus (183-84, agency: Octagon Europe, college: BYU, currently plays in Germany). He was not able to help SC Rasta Vechta in their game against EnBW Ludwigsburg (10-12) in the German BBL. Broadus did not have that impressive stats last Saturday. He scored only 2 points and added 5 assists in 15 minutes. SC Rasta Vechta was badly defeated 92-74 in Ludwigsburg by the much higher-ranked (#8) EnBW. It was SC Rasta Vechta's 16th consecutive loss in a row. This year Broadus' overall stats are: 5.0ppg, 1.3rpg, 5.5apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 36.0%, 3FGP: 15.8% and FT: 75.0% in six games. He is a naturalized American. Broadus is also a member of the Albanian senior national team. Strangely he has never played in Albania.

Vildan Mitku
Vildan Mitku
   #4. Forward Vildan Mitku (200-83, currently plays in Germany) was not able to secure a victory for Tuebingen II (7-14) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Mitku's very good performance the tenth-placed Tuebingen II (7-14) was defeated 64-51 in Heidelberg by the lower-ranked Heidelberg USC (#14) in the South-West group. He was the top scorer with 17 points. It's Mitku's sixth season with the team. Mitku has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 16.4ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.6apg and 1.5spg. Mitku used to play for the Albanian national team back in 2011.

Frenki Lilaj
Frenki Lilaj
   #5. U18 international center Frenki Lilaj (201-98, currently plays in Czech Republic) couldn't help GBA Sparta (5-14) in their game against BK Prostejov B (9-10) in the Czech Republic 1Liga (second division). He recorded only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 14 minutes. GBA Sparta (#6) lost 83-89 at home to the leading BK Prostejov B in the Places 13-20 group. It was GBA Sparta's seventh consecutive loss in a row. This year Lilaj's total stats are: 2.0ppg and 1.7rpg in six games. He plays currently for the Albanian U18 national team.

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

   #1. Erjon Kastrati (198-SG-94, currently plays in Slovenia) contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider Portoroz (1-18) crushing them 98-65 in the Slovenian Liga Nova KBM in Sunday night's game. He recorded 9 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 19 minutes. Krka Novo Mesto (16-4) is placed second in the Liga Nova KBM. It was his team's tenth consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Kastrati's fifth season with the team. This year Kastrati averages: 9.4ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.4apg in 17 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Kosovan and Albanian.

   #2. Shkelzen Bekteshi (185-G-91, currently plays in Germany). He could not help Kirchheim Knights (17-8) to beat ETB Wohnbau (6-19). Bekteshi scored 9 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. But Kirchheim Knights was edged 93-92 on the road by the one of league's weakest teams ETB Wohnbau (#15). It was Kirchheim Knights' third consecutive loss in a row. It's Bekteshi's seventh season with the team. His overall stats this year are: 3.3ppg and 2.0rpg. Bekteshi is another player who holds two passports: Albanian and German.

   #3. Klaudio Patani (197-F/C-96, currently plays in Italy) was not able to help Isernia in their game against Giulianova (8-13) in the Italian Serie B (third division). Patani recorded 9 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. But Isernia (#12) was badly defeated 76-57 on the opponent's court by the higher-ranked Giulianova (#10) in the Group D. Patani has averaged so far 9.4ppg and 7.6rpg. He has both Albanian and Italian nationalities.

Other top Albanian players, who play abroad:

Klaudio Ndoja (201-F/G-85) plays for Virtus Bologna in Italian Serie A2
Besnik Bekteshi (191-G-93) plays for SC Rasta Vechta in German BBL
Celis Taflaj (201-SF-98) plays for Viola RC in Italian Serie A2
Ergys Rrapi (200-C-83) plays for Ermis Lagkada in Greek B
Bruno Zyka (184-SG-97) plays for Francavilla in Italian Serie C Silver
Nderim Pelaj (182-PG-88) plays for Halle USV in German 2.Regionalliga
Eljon Harlicaj (193-F-93) plays for Lug.Tigers U23 in Swiss LNB

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



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  ANTIGUA  


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.
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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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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



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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.
gschID: 495185


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.
gschID: 495184


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.
gschID: 495182


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.
gschID: 495183


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.
gschID: 495181





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)



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  BAHAMAS  


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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BELARUS  

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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  BELGIUM  

Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Jason CLARK
  Antwerp
  (188-G-90)
  Avg: 19
 1. Clark, Antwerp19.0 
 2. Bowman, Spirou16.7 
 3. 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 



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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 



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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.

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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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  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





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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





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  CYPRUS  

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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  CZECH REPUBLIC  

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. Jacobs, Prostejov15.0 
 10. Pecka, Usti n.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Deshawn PAINTER
  MMCITE B.
  (205-C-90)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Painter, MMCITE B.11.2 
 2. Kerr, BK Kolin9.8 
 3. Pecka, Usti n.9.1 
 4. Norwa, Prostejov7.3 
 5. Mickelson, Svitavy7.1 
 6. Ware, MMCITE B.6.8 
 7. Smith, NH Ostrava6.8 
 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. Simmons, Prostejov5.1 
 5. Kouril, BK Opava5.1 
 6. Lawrence, CEZ N.5.0 
 7. Glover, Usti n.4.8 
 8. Sotnar, Usti n.4.5 
 9. Ware, MMCITE B.4.3 
 10. Guercy, NH Ostrava4.1 
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. Sant-Roos, CEZ N.2.1 
 4. Glover, Usti n.2.1 
 5. Marko, Prostejov1.8 
 6. Burnett, BK Pardu.1.8 
 7. Lipkins, J.Hradec1.8 
 8. Pulpan, BK Pardu.1.7 
 9. Bannister, Svitavy1.6 
 10. Allen, CEZ Nymburk1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Hunter MICKELSON
  Svitavy
  (208-F-92)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Mickelson, Svitavy1.5 
 2. Simpson, MMCITE B.1.5 
 3. Ibekwe, CEZ N.1.4 
 4. Canty, J.Hradec1.4 
 5. Madsen, USK Praha1.4 
 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. Peterka, Nymburk B22.8 
 4. Novak, Olomouc SK22.8 
 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 SK11.1 
 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. Streba, USK P.8.7 
 10. Sebela, Sokol S.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. Rotrekl, Sokol S.2.3 
 5. Nehoda, Zlin2.3 
 6. Pumprla, Zlin2.1 
 7. Choleva, Olomouc Bbal2.1 
 8. Dragoun, Opava B2.0 
 9. Branda, Opava B2.0 
 10. Novak, Olomouc SK1.9 
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. Kozak, GBA Sparta1.1 
 6. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.1 
 7. Szabo, Prostejov B1.1 
 8. Goga, Prostejov B1.0 
 9. Kvapil, Opava 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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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 


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





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.

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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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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



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  FINLAND  

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 


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)



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





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  FYR MACEDONIA  


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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  GERMANY  

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 


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.



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.



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Stats Leaders - A2

Points Per Game
 Vaggelis KARABOULAS
  Faros
  (198-SF-81)
  Avg: 18.6
 1. Karaboulas, Faros18.6 
 2. Kiritsis, Doukas18.5 
 3. Kokkalis, Ethnikos18.2 
 4. Milosevic, Holargos16.8 
 5. Redikas, Arkadikos16.6 
 6. Gagaloudis, Iraklis16.0 
 7. Gioulekas, GS Laris.15.3 
 8. Rubio, Doukas14.6 
 9. Tsougarakis, Arkad.14.3 
 10. Macheras, Ethnikos14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kostas MACHERAS
  Ethnikos
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Macheras, Ethnikos9.1 
 2. Tsougarakis, Arkad.8.8 
 3. Rubio, Doukas8.7 
 4. Lolas, Irakleio8.2 
 5. Jawara, Doxa P.7.5 
 6. Papanikolaou, Psych.7.3 
 7. Charismidis, Aiolos A.6.9 
 8. Prodromou, Arkad.6.4 
 9. Rutkauskas, Iraklis6.4 
 10. Koutroulias, Holargos6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Thomas NIKOU
  Psychiko
  (185-PG-80)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Nikou, Psychiko7.7 
 2. Gagaloudis, Iraklis5.9 
 3. Milosevic, Holargos5.6 
 4. Koutras, GS Laris.5.3 
 5. Liakopoulos, Faros5.2 
 6. Koukas, Doukas4.9 
 7. Vasilopoulos, Faros4.8 
 8. Zoupas, Amyntas .4.6 
 9. Karydas, Panionios4.5 
 10. Koumpouras, Aiolos A.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Thomas NIKOU
  Psychiko
  (185-PG-80)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Nikou, Psychiko2.1 
 2. Erevbenagie, Kavala2.0 
 3. Karydas, Panionios2.0 
 4. Gagaloudis, Iraklis1.7 
 5. Prodromou, Arkad.1.6 
 6. Koutras, GS Laris.1.4 
 7. Lolas, Irakleio1.4 
 8. Diplaros, Doxa P.1.4 
 9. Milosevic, Holargos1.4 
 10. Laane, Ethnikos1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Sigurdur THORSTEINSSON
  AE Laris.
  (204-C-88)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Thorsteinsso., AE Laris.1.3 
 2. Sklivas, Kavala1.3 
 3. Karras, Doukas1.0 
 4. Gilchrist, Holargos1.0 
 5. Papadionysio., Aiolos A.0.8 
 6. Melissaratos, Panio.0.8 
 7. Papanikolaou, Psych.0.7 
 8. Jawara, Doxa P.0.7 
 9. Antonakis, Ethnikos0.7 
 10. Kasabalis, Aiolos A.0.7 



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Eredivisie Round 21 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

Round 21 most important game was a victory of Zwolle over second-best Leiden 66-55 on Saturday night. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Leiden. It was a key game for the second position in the league. It was a good game for American forward JT Yoho (198-93, college: Wright St., agency: Three Eye Sports) who led his team to a victory with 14 points and 7 rebounds. The former international center Nick Oudendag (210-87) contributed with 11 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. International forward Mohamed Kherrazi (200-90) answered with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds for Leiden. Zwolle (15-6) moved-up to second place. Leiden at the other side dropped to the third position with seven games lost. Zwolle are looking forward to face Amsterdam (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Leiden will play against the league's leader Groningen (#1) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Eighth-ranked Weert (2-19) used its home court advantage to challenge fourth ranked Den Bosch (11-10). The visitors from Den Bosch managed to secure only two-point victory 74-72. However their fans expected much easier game. The former international center Marcel Aarts (213-83) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds for the winners and Charles Mitchell chipped in 18 points and 11 rebounds. The best for the losing side was guard Jeroen van-Vugt (192-91) with 14 points. Weert's coach Radenko Varagic tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Den Bosch have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 11-10 record. Weert at the other side stay dead last with 19 lost games. Den Bosch will play against Rotterdam (#5) on the road in the next round. Weert will play against Leeuwarden and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Eredivisie top team - Groningen (20-1) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed fifth ranked Rotterdam (8-13) 82-56. American players dominated the game. Jason Dourisseau nailed 26 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side. Greg Mays came up with 17 points for Rotterdam 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. Groningen have an impressive series of fifteen victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 20-1 record. Rotterdam lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with 13 games lost. Groningen will meet Leiden (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Rotterdam will play against Den Bosch and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Leeuwarden was also worth to mention about. 6th ranked Amsterdam (7-14) played at the court of seventh ranked Leeuwarden (7-14). Leeuwarden defeated Amsterdam 102-88. The best player for the winners was Denton Koon who had a double-double by scoring 23 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists. Leeuwarden moved-up to sixth place, which they share with defeated Amsterdam. Amsterdam lost their fifth game in a row. Leeuwarden's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Weert (#8) on the road.

Rotterdam - Groningen 56-82

Eredivisie top team - Groningen (20-1) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed fifth ranked Rotterdam (8-13) 82-56. The game was mostly controlled by Groningen. Rotterdam managed to win fourth quarter 24-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Rotterdam to just 3 points in first quarter. Groningen dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Rotterdam's 26. Groningen forced 19 Rotterdam turnovers and outrebounded them 45-30 including 34 on the defensive glass. American players dominated the game. Swingman Jason Dourisseau (196-83, college: Nebraska) nailed 26 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and forward Andrew Smith (206-92, college: Liberty) accounted for 9 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Forward Greg Mays (203-93, college: Green Bay, agency: Court Side) came up with 17 points and guard Jermaine Marshall (193-90, college: Arizona St.) added 5 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for Rotterdam 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. Groningen have an impressive series of fifteen victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 20-1 record. Rotterdam lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with 13 games lost. Groningen will meet Leiden (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Rotterdam will play against Den Bosch and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Groningen: J.Dourisseau 26+9reb+3ast, C.Fieler 11+9reb+1ast, A.Smith 9+8reb+4ast, L.Jeter 9+3reb+3ast, A.Slagter 8+3ast, S.Mladenovic 8+2reb+1ast
Rotterdam: G.Mays 17+4reb, R.Krabbendam 9+7reb+2ast, C.Stolk 6+3reb, M.Kok 6+3reb, J.Marshall 5+9reb+4ast, L.Steijn 5+2reb
gschID: 477735


Leiden - Zwolle 55-66

Round 21 most important game was a victory of Zwolle over second-best Leiden 66-55 on Saturday night. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Leiden. It was a key game for the second position in the league. It was a good game for American forward JT Yoho (198-93, college: Wright St., agency: Three Eye Sports) who led his team to a victory with 14 points and 7 rebounds. The former international center Nick Oudendag (210-87) contributed with 11 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Oudendag is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Zwolle players scored in double figures. International forward Mohamed Kherrazi (200-90) answered with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds and American forward Daviyon Draper (201-94, college: FIU) added 16 points in the effort for Leiden. Zwolle (15-6) moved-up to second place. Leiden at the other side dropped to the third position with seven games lost. Zwolle are looking forward to face Amsterdam (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Leiden will play against the league's leader Groningen (#1) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Zwolle: C.Vette 14+7reb+1ast, J.Yoho 14+7reb+2ast, J.Tiller 14+4reb+3ast, N.Oudendag 11+9reb+2ast, M.Schilder 5+1reb+2ast, N.Van Oostrum 5+2ast
Leiden: D.Draper 16+3reb+3ast, R.Jansen 12+3reb+5ast, M.Kherrazi 12+11reb+1ast, F.Versteegh 6+1reb+1ast, T.Koenis 4+11reb+2ast, J.Lee 3+5reb+2ast
gschID: 477734


Weert - Den Bosch 72-74

Eighth-ranked Weert (2-19) used its home court advantage to challenge fourth ranked Den Bosch (11-10). The visitors from Den Bosch managed to secure only two-point victory 74-72. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 17-11. But Weert won second period 17-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Weert 44-31 including 32 on the defensive glass. Weert was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international center Marcel Aarts (213-83) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds for the winners and American forward Charles Mitchell (203, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports) chipped in 18 points and 11 rebounds. The best for the losing side was guard Jeroen van-Vugt (192-91) with 14 points and swingman Daan Rosenmuller (193-95) scored 13 points and 5 assists. Weert's coach Radenko Varagic tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Den Bosch have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 11-10 record. Weert at the other side stay dead last with 19 lost games. Den Bosch will play against Rotterdam (#5) on the road in the next round. Weert will play against Leeuwarden and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Den Bosch: C.Mitchell 18+11reb+1ast, M.Aarts 17+12reb+1ast, J.Watts 16+6reb, D.Balentine 8+3reb+1ast, M.Bouwknecht 8+3reb+3ast, S.McWhorter 4+6reb+3ast
Weert: J.van Vugt 14+4reb+2ast, D.Rosenmuller 13+2reb+5ast, A.Pauline 9+2reb+4ast, J.Schild 9+2reb, M.Van Tongeren 6+6reb+1ast, D.Halman 6+6reb+1ast
gschID: 477732


Leeuwarden - Amsterdam 102-88

The game in Leeuwarden was also worth to mention about. 6th ranked Amsterdam (7-14) played at the court of seventh ranked Leeuwarden (7-14). Leeuwarden defeated Amsterdam 102-88. Leeuwarden made 26-of-33 charity shots (78.8 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Amsterdam helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American forward Denton Koon (203-92, college: Hofstra, agency: Court Side) who had a double-double by scoring 23 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import guard Jordan Gregory (188-92, college: Montana) chipped in 29 points and 7 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Stefan Mulder (188-91) who recorded 21 points and the former international point guard Aaron Roye (184-88) added 13 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists respectively. Four Leeuwarden and five Amsterdam players scored in double figures. Leeuwarden moved-up to sixth place, which they share with defeated Amsterdam. Amsterdam lost their fifth game in a row. Leeuwarden's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Weert (#8) on the road.
Top scorers:
Leeuwarden: J.Gregory 29+3reb+7ast, D.Koon 23+15reb+4ast, M.Lufile 22+8reb+3ast, G.Marshall 14+6reb+4ast, D.Hope 7+6reb+1ast, P.Frimpong 5+2reb
Amsterdam: S.Mulder 21+3reb+2ast, A.Roye 13+6reb+6ast, D.Van Der Horst 13+8reb+3ast, S.de Randamie 12+2reb+2ast, M.Van Schaik 11+4reb+1ast, G.Slagter 8+2reb+4ast
gschID: 477733





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A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ivan LILOV
  Szedeak
  (194-SG-88)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Lilov, Szedeak21.5 
 2. Govens, Falco KC19.4 
 3. Bojic, Jaszberenyi19.1 
 4. Pacher, Vasas18.9 
 5. Vojvoda, Szolnok18.3 
 6. Tiby, Atomeromu17.5 
 7. Sejfic, PVSK P.17.4 
 8. Sihota, MAFC16.8 
 9. Ubilla, ZTE K.16.8 
 10. Djerasimovic, KTE-D.16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matt TIBY
  Atomeromu
  (203-F/C-92)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Tiby, Atomeromu9.7 
 2. Hendlein, Kaposvari9.4 
 3. Szabo, ZTE K.8.4 
 4. Gilbert, Atomeromu8.1 
 5. Wright, Vasas8.0 
 6. Sihota, MAFC7.9 
 7. Pacher, Vasas7.8 
 8. Sejfic, PVSK P.7.8 
 9. Ivosev, KTE-Duna7.5 
 10. Bojic, Jaszberenyi7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Emanuel UBILLA
  ZTE K.
  (188-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Ubilla, ZTE K.7.9 
 2. Boltic, Szedeak7.5 
 3. Taylor, Vasas7.2 
 4. Saddler, Jaszbere.6.5 
 5. Petty, Kormend6.3 
 6. Johnson, Sopron KC6.3 
 7. Nelson, PVSK P.6.2 
 8. Threatt, Sopron KC6.2 
 9. Smith, MAFC6.1 
 10. Govens, Falco KC6.1 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Sopron KC
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Johnson, Sopron KC3.0 
 2. Arrington, Jaszbere.2.7 
 3. Frazier, Kaposvari2.2 
 4. Petty, Kormend2.0 
 5. Smith, MAFC2.0 
 6. Stamenkovic, Jaszbere.1.9 
 7. Nelson, PVSK P.1.8 
 8. Pongo, KTE-Duna1.8 
 9. Smith-Jr, Kormend1.7 
 10. Kinney, Szolnok1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Ryan WRIGHT
  Vasas
  (206-C/F-87)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Wright, Vasas1.1 
 2. Zigeranovic, Falco K.1.0 
 3. Cooke, Kaposvari1.0 
 4. Andric, Szolnok0.9 
 5. Simms, Kaposvari0.9 
 6. Juhos, Szedeak0.9 
 7. Keller, Alba0.8 
 8. Turner, Falco KC0.7 
 9. Arrington, Jaszbere.0.7 
 10. Czinger, ZTE K.0.7 



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Standings - D1 League

Points Per Game
 Terrance MOTLEY
  FSU
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 31.3
 1. Motley, FSU31.3 
 2. Woods, Hamar27.7 
 3. Garland, Breidablik27.2 
 4. Shouse, IA25.7 
 5. Moss, Hottur23.8 
 6. King, Valur21.5 
 7. Pryor, Fjolnir21.2 
 8. Bracey, Valur20.0 
 9. Sigurdsson, Fjolnir19.3 
 10. Chia-Kur, Vestri18.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris WOODS
  Hamar
  (195-F-89)
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Woods, Hamar14.5 
 2. Moss, Hottur13.1 
 3. Motley, FSU13.0 
 4. Pryor, Fjolnir12.9 
 5. King, Valur11.5 
 6. Shouse, IA9.4 
 7. Kristjansson, IA9.2 
 8. Petursson, Valur9.2 
 9. Virijevic, Hottur9.0 
 10. Fridriksson, Arm.8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Aaron MOSS
  Hottur
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Moss, Hottur9.1 
 2. Sigurdsson, Fjolnir7.3 
 3. Garland, Breidablik5.8 
 4. Blondal, Valur5.4 
 5. Shouse, IA5.3 
 6. Olafsson, Hamar4.8 
 7. Bracey, Valur4.6 
 8. Erlingsson, Hamar4.1 
 9. Jonasson, Armann4.0 
 10. Hreinsson, FSU3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Tyrone GARLAND
  Breidablik
  (185-G-92)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Garland, Breidablik3.8 
 2. Moss, Hottur3.4 
 3. Shouse, IA3.0 
 4. Jonsson, FSU2.7 
 5. Oliver, Fjolnir2.5 
 6. Van Kasteren, FSU2.3 
 7. Motley, FSU2.2 
 8. Olafsson, Hamar2.1 
 9. King, Valur2.1 
 10. Pryor, Fjolnir1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Urald KING
  Valur
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. King, Valur2.4 
 2. Oliver, Fjolnir2.0 
 3. Woods, Hamar1.5 
 4. Audunsson, Valur1.2 
 5. Johannesson, Breid.1.2 
 6. Fridriksson, Arm.1.2 
 7. Motley, FSU1.1 
 8. Karason, Fjolnir1.0 
 9. Virijevic, Hottur1.0 
 10. Kristjansson, IA0.9 


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

22-year old point guard Matthias Sigurdarson (180-PG-94) had a great game in the last round for IR and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 19.
He got a double-double of 28 points and 12 assists, while his team crushed Thor AK (9-10) with 22-point margin 100-78. IR is placed at 7th position in Icelandic league. IR is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 9-10 record. In the team's last game Sigurdarson had a remarkable 58.3% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 9 attempts. He turned to be IR's top player in his first season with the team. Columbus State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Sigurdarson is in league's top in assists (8th best: 5.1apg).

Second best performed player last round was Darrel Lewis (192-G-76) of Thor AK. He is naturalized American guard in his first season at Thor AK. In the last game Lewis recorded impressive double-double of 25 points and 13 rebounds. Bad luck as Thor AK lost that game 78-100 to slightly higher-ranked IR (9-10). This loss caused Thor AK to drop to 8th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 9-10 record. Lewis is a newcomer at Thor AK and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward P.J. Alawoya (203-F-88, agency: Inception Sports) of league's leader KR. Alawoya scored 28 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He was a key player of KR, leading his team to a 81-80 win against the lower-ranked Njardvik (#9, 9-10). KR confirms their top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 15 victories and 4 lost games. Alawoya has a very solid season. In 4 games in Iceland he scored 19.0ppg. Alawoya attended one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Flenard Whitfield (200-F-90) of Skallagrimur - 27 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Tobin Carberry (193-G-91) of Thor Thorl - 24 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Quincy Hankins-Cole (203-F-90) of IR - 30 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Hordur Vilhjalmsson (194-G-88) of Keflavik - 24 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Lewis Clinch (191-G-87) of Grindavik - 34 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Pavel Ermolinskij (202-G-87) of KR - 14 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists
10. Olafur Olafsson (194-G-90) of Grindavik - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists

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



Best players of Icelandic D1 round 23 - by Eurobasket News

American Urald King (198-F-90) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Valur and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com D1 Player of the Week award for round 23.
The 26-year old forward had the game-high 24 points adding eight rebounds and two assists for Valur in his team's victory, helping them to beat FSU (#7, 7-14) 81-76. Valur maintains the 3rd position in Icelandic D1. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Valur will need more victories to improve their 15-4 record. King turned to be Valur's top player in his first season with the team. SE Oklahoma State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. King is in league's top in points (6th best: 21.6ppg), rebounds (5th best: 11.1rpg) and averages solid 2.3bpg,2.2spg and 57.6% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 22-year old guard Robert Sigurdsson (187-G-94) of second-ranked Fjolnir. Sigurdsson impressed basketball fans with 35 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists. Bad luck as Fjolnir was edged by slightly lower-ranked Breidablik (#4, 13-7) 88-85. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Fjolnir still maintains its place in the top 2 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 16-5 record is not bad at all. Sigurdsson is one of the most experienced players at Fjolnir and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was American Terrance Motley (201-F-91) of FSu (#7). Motley got into 30-points club by scoring 36 points in the last round. He went also for fifteen rebounds . Despite Motley's great performance FSU lost 76-81 to the higher-ranked Valur (#3, 15-4). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of FSU not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 14 games, recording just seven victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Motley could try to bring FSU's a little bit higher in the standings. Motley has individually a great season in Iceland. After 21 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 31.3ppg (best scorer) and rebounds with 13.0rpg (3rd best). He also has 2.2spg, 1.1bpg and FGP: 53.0%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Tyrone Garland (185-G-92) of Breidablik - 38 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Collin Pryor (200-F-90) of Fjolnir - 20 points and 13 rebounds
6. Gudjon Gudjonsson (198-F-95) of Hamar - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Birgir Petursson (205-C-86) of Valur - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Jon Kristjansson (197-C-83) of IA - 11 points and 12 rebounds
9. Hinrik Gudbjartsson (185-PG-96) of Vestri - 24 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Derek Shouse (188-G-93) of IA - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists

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



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UBA League Round 9: Mumbai Ch. beat Haryana G. by three after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 9 in the UBA League took place in Chandigarh. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 4th placed Haryana G. (1-4) to first ranked Mumbai Ch. (4-1) 106-103 on Saturday evening. Mumbai Ch. forced 19 Haryana G. turnovers. 27 personal fouls committed by Haryana G. helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American guard Alex Scales (192-78, college: Oregon) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 40 points (!!!), 14 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals. Canadian Jimmy Scroggins (, college: Regina) contributed with 19 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. American guard De'Sean Mattox (185, college: E.Oregon) answered with 32 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for Haryana G.Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Mumbai Ch. maintains first place with 4-1 record. Haryana G. at the other side keeps the fourth position with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
An interesting game for Delhi C. (3-2) which hosted in Delhi 3rd placed Punjab S. (2-3). Second ranked Delhi C. managed to get a 7-point victory 97-90. American guard Ronald March (196-93, college: Philander Smith) stepped up and scored 33 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners and Amjyot Singh chipped in 24 points. Delhi C.'s coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was American guard Dermaine Crockrell (185-89, college: Bemidji St.) with a double-double by scoring 44 points (!!!), 12 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Delhi C. maintains second place with 3-2 record having just one point less than leader Mumbai Ch. Punjab S. at the other side keeps the third position with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

Delhi C. - Punjab S. 97-90

An interesting game for Delhi C. (3-2) which hosted in Delhi 3rd placed Punjab S. (2-3). Second ranked Delhi C. managed to get a 7-point victory 97-90. Punjab S. was ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 30-16 third quarter run of Delhi C.. American guard Ronald March (196-93, college: Philander Smith) stepped up and scored 33 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners and international forward Amjyot Singh (203-92, agency: Octagon Europe) chipped in 24 points. March is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Delhi C. players scored in double figures. Delhi C.'s coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was American guard Dermaine Crockrell (185-89, college: Bemidji St.) with a double-double by scoring 44 points (!!!), 12 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals and the former international power forward Gurvinder-Singh Gill (200-96) scored 21 points and 9 rebounds. Delhi C. maintains second place with 3-2 record having just one point less than leader Mumbai Ch. Punjab S. at the other side keeps the third position with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Delhi C.: R.March 33+5reb+8ast, A.Singh 24+4reb+2ast, A.Anil 16+2reb+1ast, M.Bek 10+8reb+2ast, A.Pratap 7+1reb+2ast, S.Settu 3+5reb+1ast
Punjab S.: D.Crockrell 44+12reb+5ast, G.Singh Gill 21+9reb+3ast, I.Bryan 6+4reb+2ast, R.Kumar 6+4reb+1ast, A.Pari 5+5reb+8ast, R.Bharadwaj 4
gschID: 536719


Haryana G. - Mumbai Ch. 103-106

The most exciting game of round 9 in the UBA League took place in Chandigarh. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 4th placed Haryana G. (1-4) to first ranked Mumbai Ch. (4-1) 106-103 on Saturday evening. Mumbai Ch. forced 19 Haryana G. turnovers. 27 personal fouls committed by Haryana G. helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American guard Alex Scales (192-78, college: Oregon) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 40 points (!!!), 14 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals. Canadian Jimmy Scroggins (, college: Regina) contributed with 19 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. American guard De'Sean Mattox (185, college: E.Oregon) answered with 32 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and the former international center Akashdeep Hazra (213-96) added 18 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Haryana G.Five Mumbai Ch. and four Haryana G. players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Mumbai Ch. maintains first place with 4-1 record. Haryana G. at the other side keeps the fourth position with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Mumbai Ch.: A.Scales 40+14reb+6ast, J.Scroggins 19+8reb+2ast, I.Gill 18+3reb+6ast, J.Bains 12+5reb+1ast, P.Venkatesh 12+7reb+1ast, P.Reddy 3
Haryana G.: D.Mattox 32+6reb+6ast, A.Hazra 18+5reb+1ast, Jaskaran 13+2reb, H.Sharma 10+2reb+2ast, P.Mishra 9+3reb+1ast, R.Shrivastava 9+2reb
gschID: 536718





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  INDONESIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Nate BARFIELD
  NSH G.
  (206-F/C-88)
  Avg: 26.2
 1. Barfield, NSH G.26.2 
 2. Jacobs, NSH G.25.7 
 3. White, Pelita Jaya24.4 
 4. Crump, Satya W.24.4 
 5. Loiselle, Pacific .23.4 
 6. Smith, Hang Tuah22.5 
 7. Seagers, Pacific .22.0 
 8. Corbin, Bima P.21.6 
 9. Smith, Hang Tuah19.6 
 10. Brantley, Garuda18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andre SMITH
  Hang Tuah
  (208-C-)
  Avg: 16.1
 1. Smith, Hang Tuah16.1 
 2. Brand, JNE B.14.9 
 3. Barfield, NSH G.14.0 
 4. Loiselle, Pacific .13.9 
 5. White, Pelita Jaya13.6 
 6. Maxey, Satya W.12.7 
 7. Gunawan, Garuda11.6 
 8. Henderson-N., Aspac11.3 
 9. McKinney, CLS K.10.5 
 10. Seagers, Pacific .8.9 
Assists Per Game
 Mario WUYSANG
  CLS K.
  (176-PG-79)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Wuysang, CLS K.5.5 
 2. Smith, Hang Tuah5.3 
 3. Seagers, Pacific .5.1 
 4. Dhyaksa, Aspac4.8 
 5. Jacobs, NSH G.4.5 
 6. Hardianus, Satria M.4.2 
 7. Purwanto, Hang T.4.1 
 8. Loiselle, Pacific .4.0 
 9. Grays, Pelita Jaya4.0 
 10. Jewell, Satria Muda3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Tyrell CORBIN
  Bima P.
  (184-PG-92)
  Avg: 3
 1. Corbin, Bima P.3.0 
 2. Jewell, Satria Muda2.5 
 3. Smith, Hang Tuah2.3 
 4. Seagers, Pacific .2.1 
 5. Saputra, Pacific .2.1 
 6. Barfield, NSH G.2.1 
 7. Wisnu, Satria Muda2.0 
 8. White, Pelita Jaya2.0 
 9. Jacobs, NSH G.2.0 
 10. Grays, Pelita Jaya2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Nate MAXEY
  Satya W.
  (211-C-92)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Maxey, Satya W.4.1 
 2. Brand, JNE B.2.7 
 3. Ware, Garuda1.5 
 4. White, Pelita Jaya1.4 
 5. Loiselle, Pacific .1.4 
 6. Smith, Satria Muda1.0 
 7. Sitepu, Satria M.1.0 
 8. Nugroho, CLS K.0.9 
 9. Thoyib, CLS Knights0.8 
 10. Johnson, CLS K.0.8 


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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Pelita Jaya signs Martavious Irving, ex Nitra - by Eurobasket News

Pelita Jaya Energi-MP Jakarta (IBL) signed 27-year old American point guard Martavious Irving (185-95kg-90, college: Kansas State). He just played at MBK SPU Nitra in Slovakian SBL league.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Irving played in the final of Big 12 Tournament in 2010 and 2013.
He graduated from Kansas State in 2013 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Best players of Indonesian IBL round 11 - by Eurobasket News

Canadian Kevin Loiselle (198-F-88) had an amazing evening in the last round for Pacific Caesar and that's him to receive a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 11.
The 28-year old forward had a double-double of 25 points and ten rebounds, while his team beat Hang Tuah (#8, 3-5) 86-77. Pacific Caesar maintains the 5th position in Indonesian IBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Pacific Caesar will need more victories to improve their 5-3 record. In the team's last game Loiselle had a remarkable 75.0% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Pacific Caesar, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Loiselle has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (5th best: 23.4ppg), rebounds (4th best: 13.9rpg), assists (8th best: 4.0apg) and averages solid 1.4bpg and 50.5% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old American point guard Jarron Crump (183-PG-92) of Satya Wacana. Crump impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 38 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Satya Wacana lost that game 70-76 to the higher-ranked NSH GMC (#7, 4-5). Satya Wacana are still at the very bottom. 9 lost games are too many considering they did not win any game. Crump is a newcomer at Satya Wacana and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 24.4ppg (#3). His other stats are also decent: 4.6rpg and 3.4apg.

The third best performed player last round was American JaJuan Smith (188-G-85) of Hang Tuah (#8). Smith showcased his all-around game by recording 22 points, thirteen rebounds (!!!) and seven assists in the last round. Despite Smith's great performance Hang Tuah lost 77-86 to the higher-ranked Pacific Caesar (#5, 5-3). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Hang Tuah not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 5 games, recording just three victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Smith could try to bring Hang Tuah's a little bit higher in the standings. Smith has individually a great season in Indonesia. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 23.3ppg (7th best), rebounds with 7.6rpg (#1 in league) and assists with 5.4apg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Nate Maxey (211-C-92) of Satya Wacana - 17 points and 14 rebounds
5. Gary Jacobs (188-PG-92) of NSH GMC - 27 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Ferdinand Damanik (196-C-88) of JNE BSC - 14 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
7. David Seagers (188-G-88) of Pacific Caesar - 19 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists
8. Tri Wijoyo Wilopo (180-SF-86) of JNE BSC - 18 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Juan Kokodiputra (194-PF-95) of Satria Muda - 19 points and 8 rebounds
10. Tyreek Jewell (185-G-93) of Satria Muda - 15 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists

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



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  ISRAEL  

Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Mark LYONS
  Hapoel T-A
  (185-PG-89)
  Avg: 23
 1. Lyons, Hapoel T-A23.0 
 2. Wyatt, Hapoel H.18.8 
 3. Milbourne, Hapoel E.17.8 
 4. Tucker, Hapoel T-A17.3 
 5. Siggers, Galil Gilboa16.4 
 6. Holloway, Galil G.15.9 
 7. Simhon, Maccabi Haifa15.6 
 8. Goudelock, Maccabi .15.3 
 9. Atkins, Hapoel Holon15.1 
 10. Dawson, Maccabi .15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karam MASHOUR
  Bnei H.
  (198-F-91)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Mashour, Bnei H.9.9 
 2. Atkins, Hapoel Holon9.3 
 3. Adrien, Bnei H.9.1 
 4. Holloway, Galil G.8.7 
 5. Singleton, Maccabi .8.0 
 6. Howell, Hapoel T-A7.9 
 7. Cohen, Maccabi .7.7 
 8. Williams, Hapoel T.7.5 
 9. Carmichael, Maccabi .7.4 
 10. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Gregory VARGAS
  Maccabi .
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Vargas, Maccabi .7.1 
 2. Blatt, Hapoel T-A6.1 
 3. Henry, Hapoel Eilat6.0 
 4. Lyons, Hapoel T-A5.8 
 5. Kitchen, Ironi N.5.7 
 6. Mekel, Maccabi T-A5.1 
 7. Taylor, Hapoel Holon5.0 
 8. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .4.7 
 9. Perez Kaufma., Maccabi .4.7 
 10. Ewing, Maccabi .4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Justin CARTER
  Maccabi .
  (193-G/F-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Carter, Maccabi .2.4 
 2. Shuchman, Galil G.2.2 
 3. Kinsey, Hapoel J-M2.1 
 4. Perez Kaufma., Maccabi .1.9 
 5. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .1.9 
 6. Howell, Hapoel T-A1.9 
 7. Lyons, Hapoel T-A1.9 
 8. Ben-Zvi, Galil G.1.8 
 9. Henry, Hapoel Eilat1.8 
 10. Siggers, Galil Gilboa1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Reginald BUCKNER
  Hapoel Eilat
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 2
 1. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat2.0 
 2. Griffin, Galil Gilboa1.8 
 3. Segev, Maccabi T-A1.7 
 4. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.1.3 
 5. Adrien, Bnei H.1.3 
 6. Jones, Hapoel J-M1.3 
 7. Chubrevich, Hapoel H.1.2 
 8. Mitchell, Maccabi .1.1 
 9. Kelly, Maccabi K/G1.0 
 10. Holloway, Galil G.0.9 


Maccabi Rishon part ways with coach Arik Shivek - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion (Winner League) split ways experienced 61-year old coach Arik Shivek.
The last season Shivek coached at Hapoel Eilat. He helped them to win the league title and they also made it to the Cup final (twice). A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Coach of the Year.
Shivek was coaching Israeli Senior National Team between 2010 and 2013 and coached also U21 National Team back in 2005.
He has coached also professionally in Belgium (Belfius Mons Hainaut), Holland and Israel (Hapoel Tel Aviv and Ironi Ramat Gan).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ITALY  

Stats Leaders - SerieA

Points Per Game
 Marcus LANDRY
  Brescia
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Landry, Brescia20.5 
 2. Sosa, JuveCaserta19.6 
 3. M''Baye, Enel B.19.3 
 4. Jones, VL Pesaro19.1 
 5. Johnson, AV Cantu18.3 
 6. Ragland, Scandone.17.9 
 7. White, Auxilium TO17.1 
 8. Della-Valle, Grissin.16.0 
 9. Scott, Enel Brindisi15.9 
 10. Aradori, Grissin .15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 O.D. ANOSIKE
  Openjobm.
  (203-F/C-91)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Anosike, Openjobm.11.6 
 2. Jones, VL Pesaro10.0 
 3. Washington, Auxilium.8.7 
 4. White, Auxilium TO8.3 
 5. Johnson, AV Cantu8.1 
 6. Watt, JuveCaserta7.9 
 7. Thomas, Vanoli CR7.8 
 8. Nnoko, VL Pesaro7.3 
 9. Lawal, Banco d.7.3 
 10. Jefferson, Dolomiti.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Dominic WATERS
  AV Cantu
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Waters, AV Cantu7.6 
 2. Fitipaldo, Betaland.7.5 
 3. Vitali, Brescia7.4 
 4. Dowdell, AV Cantu6.7 
 5. Sosa, JuveCaserta6.2 
 6. Wright, Auxilium.5.5 
 7. Moore, The F.5.3 
 8. Ragland, Scandone.5.2 
 9. Maynor, Openjobm.4.9 
 10. Kalnietis, EA7 A.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Corey HAWKINS
  The F.
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Hawkins, The F.2.5 
 2. Goss, Enel Brindisi2.1 
 3. Craft, Dolomiti.1.9 
 4. Moss, Brescia1.8 
 5. Bostic, JuveCaserta1.6 
 6. Ragland, Scandone.1.6 
 7. Archie, Betaland.1.5 
 8. Lighty, Dolomiti.1.5 
 9. Green, Scandone AV1.5 
 10. Moore, Enel Brindisi1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Norvel PELLE
  Openjobm.
  (208-F-93)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Pelle, Openjobm.2.4 
 2. Cervi, Grissin .2.3 
 3. Watt, JuveCaserta1.8 
 4. Johnson, AV Cantu1.5 
 5. Putney, JuveCaserta1.4 
 6. Thomas, Vanoli CR1.3 
 7. Biligha, Vanoli CR1.3 
 8. Lawal, AV Cantu1.3 
 9. M''Baye, Enel B.1.2 


Stats Leaders - Lega2

Points Per Game
 Adam SMITH
  Roseto
  (185-PG-92)
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Smith, Roseto24.7 
 2. Davis, Jesi23.8 
 3. Golden, Chieti20.8 
 4. Legion, Viola RC20.0 
 5. Sims, Rieti20.0 
 6. Lawson, Virtus B.19.8 
 7. Ferguson, Angelico.19.6 
 8. Bowers, Bondi F.19.4 
 9. Brown, Roma Virtus19.0 
 10. Ray, Udine APU18.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mike HALL
  Angelico Biella
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Hall, Angelico Biella13.3 
 2. Reynolds, Recanati12.2 
 3. Radic, Viola RC11.4 
 4. Mortellaro, Chieti9.7 
 5. Smith, Ravenna9.7 
 6. Easley, Eurobask.9.6 
 7. Mosley, Legnano9.5 
 8. Myers, Mens S.9.5 
 9. Poletti, Latina B.9.4 
 10. Jones, Piacenza9.1 
Assists Per Game
 Yuval NAIMY
  Scafati
  (188-PG-85)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Naimy, Scafati7.6 
 2. Fantinelli, Treviso .6.0 
 3. Moreno, Bondi F.5.9 
 4. Bowers, Jesi5.4 
 5. Piazza, Agrigento5.0 
 6. Deloach, Eurobask.4.7 
 7. Ferguson, Angelico.4.5 
 8. Imbro, FCM F.4.5 
 9. Fultz, Roseto4.4 
 10. Zanelli, Rieti4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Javonte GREEN
  Alma T.
  (193-F-93)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Green, Alma T.2.8 
 2. Spissu, Virtus B.2.2 
 3. Hasbrouck, Piacenza2.2 
 4. Brown, Roma Virtus1.9 
 5. Okoye, Udine APU1.9 
 6. Bowers, Jesi1.7 
 7. Legion, Viola RC1.7 
 8. Smith, Ravenna1.7 
 9. Crockett, Unieuro .1.7 
 10. Fantinelli, Treviso .1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Taylor SMITH
  Ravenna
  (199-F/C-91)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Smith, Ravenna2.7 
 2. Mosley, Legnano2.0 
 3. Reynolds, Recanati1.7 
 4. Pellegrino, Bondi F.1.7 
 5. Parks, Alma T.1.4 
 6. Ancellotti, Treviso .1.4 
 7. Daniels, Mantova1.1 
 8. Bowers, Bondi F.1.1 
 9. Buford, Agrigento1.1 
 10. Easley, Eurobask.1.1 


stats leader

Points Per Game
 Simone PEPE
  Pescara
  (184-G-93)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Pepe, Pescara22.3 
 2. Maggiotto, Senigallia20.5 
 3. Bagnoli, Cassino20.0 
 4. Centanni, Volpino .19.0 
 5. Bolzonella, Varese R.19.0 
 6. Zampolli, Matera18.9 
 7. Sirakov, Bottegone18.3 
 8. Bisconti, Valmontone18.3 
 9. Ghersetti, Bergamo18.2 
 10. Boffelli, Scauri17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Roberto CHIACIG
  Taranto
  (210-C-74)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Chiacig, Taranto11.5 
 2. Bagnoli, Cassino11.4 
 3. Zanotti, Monteroni10.6 
 4. Di-Donato, Pescara10.1 
 5. Bozzetto, Crema10.1 
 6. Toscano, Bottegone10.0 
 7. Papa, Teramo9.3 
 8. Arrigoni, Omegna9.2 
 9. Ravazzini, Matera9.1 
 10. Di-Carmine, Ortona8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Matias DI MARCO
  San S.
  (180-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Di-Marco, San S.7.5 
 2. Losi, Cefalu6.0 
 3. Salari, Isernia5.5 
 4. Maggio, Napoli Cuore5.5 
 5. Sanguinetti, Piacenza5.5 
 6. Rivali, Montegrano5.4 
 7. Bruni, Cecina5.3 
 8. Centanni, Volpino .5.1 
 9. Magini, Firenze Enic5.0 
 10. Leone, Iseo4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Ferdinando NASELLO
  Siena Virtus
  (194-G-95)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Nasello, Siena Virtus2.8 
 2. Demartini, Vicenza2.6 
 3. Realini, Domodossola2.6 
 4. Chiappelli, Reggio E.2.4 
 5. Serroni, Campli2.1 
 6. Bonfiglio, Piombino2.0 
 7. Stefanelli, San M.2.0 
 8. Circosta, Montecatini2.0 
 9. Gasparin, Omegna2.0 
 10. Busco, Patti2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Diego CORRAL
  Omegna
  (205-C-86)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Corral, Omegna1.3 
 2. Laguzzi, Sestu1.3 
 3. Chiacig, Taranto1.2 
 4. Zanotti, Monteroni1.1 
 5. Capitanelli, Pescara1.0 
 6. Ferrara, Padova1.0 
 7. Galmarini, Firenze .1.0 
 8. Nasello, Siena Virtus1.0 
 9. Balanzoni, Lecco0.9 
 10. Toso, Sangiorgese0.9 


Stone may be back at Umana Venezia - by Eurobasket News

Umana Reyer Venezia (Serie A) is close to sign 29-year old American point guard Julyan Stone (198-91kg-88, college: UTEP) who currently played at Fort Wayne Mad Ants in D-League. It will be actually his comeback to Umana Venezia as he has played here before. In 32 D-League games he had 8.2ppg, 6.2rpg, 8.9apg and 1.4spg this season. Stone was called during the season by the Indiana Pacers.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Stone played in the final of C-USA Tournament for two years in a row (2010 and 2011).
He has played also professionally in Turkey (Gaziantep), NBA (San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder and Toronto Raptors) and D-League (Salt Lake City Stars).
Stone attended Univ.of Texas at El Paso until 2011 and it is his sixth season as a professional player.
He could be described: A very Big and quick point guard who enjoys distributing the ball more than scoring. A brilliant decision maker, he can hit a shot if left open. Very good defender and rebounder , the only question mark is will teams allow him to play his natural position at the NBA level which is PG because of his size. Most of the scouts believe that he' can be a great point guard at the NBA level because he poses such a high basketball I.Q. He showed winning mentality, ability to never force anything and to concentrate on running his team offense. He is a very good defender with quick hands and will do whatever it takes to win.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Matera signs Gabriele Pacifico - by Eurobasket News

Bawer Olimpia Matera (Serie B) signed 20-year old guard Gabriele Pacifico (185-97). He started the season at the junior team of Enel Brindisi (Serie A). Pacifico has played there for the last four years. Serie A was a little too high level for him, where in only one Serie A game he did not score anything. Serie B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. The last season Pacifico was tested by Enel Brindisi (also in Serie A).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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  JAPAN  

Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague

Points Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F-85)
  Avg: 28
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba BT28.0 
 2. Gardner, Niigata .21.6 
 3. Mavunga, Shiga L.19.7 
 4. White, Sendai19.6 
 5. Chapman, Niigata .19.1 
 6. Burrell, Nagoya DD18.1 
 7. Kanamaru, SeaHo.17.9 
 8. Childress, Sanen17.8 
 9. Garrett, Toyota A.17.7 
 10. Rossiter, Tochigi .17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ROSSITER
  Tochigi .
  (204-F/C-89)
  Avg: 13.4
 1. Rossiter, Tochigi .13.4 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT12.2 
 3. Harrellson, Osaka E.11.9 
 4. Butts, SeaHorses11.5 
 5. Willard, Toyama G.9.8 
 6. White, Sendai9.5 
 7. Takeuchi, Toyota A.9.4 
 8. Childress, Sanen9.2 
 9. Spangler, Toshi.9.1 
 10. Kotzur, Kyoto H.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 JR SAKURAGI
  SeaHorses
  (206-C-76)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Sakuragi, SeaHorses4.1 
 2. Namizato, Shiga L.4.0 
 3. Uto, Toyama G.4.0 
 4. Togashi, Chiba Jets4.0 
 5. Suzuki, Sanen4.0 
 6. Garrett, Toyota A.3.9 
 7. Tabuse, Tochigi .3.8 
 8. Igarashi, Niigata .3.7 
 9. Sakurai, Hokkaido.3.5 
 10. Mavunga, Shiga L.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Kenta HIROSE
  Hitachi SR
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Hirose, Hitachi SR2.1 
 2. Vendrame, Hitac.1.8 
 3. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.7 
 4. Hatakeyama, Niigata .1.7 
 5. Tanaka, Toyota A.1.7 
 6. Rossiter, Tochigi .1.6 
 7. Palmer, Akita NH1.6 
 8. Parker, Chiba Jets1.6 
 9. Brown, Hitachi SR1.5 
 10. Garrett, Toyota A.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jordan BACHYNSKI
  Hokkaido.
  (218-C-89)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Bachynski, Hokkaido.2.2 
 2. Chapman, Niigata .2.0 
 3. Harrellson, Osaka E.2.0 
 4. Parker, Chiba Jets1.8 
 5. Miller, Hokkaido L.1.7 
 6. Armstrong, Chiba J.1.4 
 7. Edwards, SeaHorses1.2 
 8. Pittman, Toyama G.1.1 
 9. Dozier, Sanen1.1 


BJ League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Xavier FORD
  Tokyo Z
  (201-F-93)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Ford, Tokyo Z19.3 
 2. Rickert, Cyberdyn.18.8 
 3. Tapscott, Kagawa F.18.3 
 4. Jones, Tokyo Z18.1 
 5. Barone, Aomori W.17.5 
 6. Alabi, Toyotsu FE17.3 
 7. Stephan, Tokyo E.16.8 
 8. Wiggins, Aomori Watts16.6 
 9. Carney, Toyotsu FE15.8 
 10. Evans, Tokyo Excel.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rick RICKERT
  Cyberdyn.
  (211-C/F-83)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Rickert, Cyberdyn.12.7 
 2. Alabi, Toyotsu FE12.6 
 3. Andrews, Tokyo Z11.8 
 4. Davis, Shimane SM11.8 
 5. Creekmore, Tokyo Z11.5 
 6. Stephan, Tokyo E.10.9 
 7. Barone, Aomori W.10.8 
 8. Posthumus, Kagos.10.7 
 9. Sanders-F., Yamag.10.7 
 10. Jones, Tokyo Z10.1 
Assists Per Game
 Takumi FURUNO
  Kumamoto.
  (179-PG-93)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Furuno, Kumamoto.4.8 
 2. Otsuka, Toyotsu FE4.7 
 3. Sameshima, Kagos.4.3 
 4. Nishiyama, Tokyo E.3.6 
 5. Ikaruga, Hiroshim.3.4 
 6. Tatsuhiko, Ehime O.3.3 
 7. Sawaguchi, Iwate B.3.1 
 8. Watanabe, Tokyo Z3.0 
 9. Tapscott, Kagawa F.3.0 
 10. Tokunaga, Kagawa F.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Takumi FURUNO
  Kumamoto.
  (179-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Furuno, Kumamoto.2.1 
 2. Otsuka, Toyotsu FE1.9 
 3. Andrews, Tokyo Z1.7 
 4. Tapscott, Kagawa F.1.7 
 5. Tokunaga, Kagawa F.1.7 
 6. Kanbara, Kumamoto.1.6 
 7. Obuchi, Gunma1.6 
 8. Tatsuhiko, Ehime O.1.6 
 9. Kasahara, Ehime OV1.5 
 10. Kondo, Gunma1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Chukwudiebere MADUABUM
  Kagos.
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Maduabum, Kagos.2.4 
 2. Blackledge, Ehime O.1.8 
 3. Creekmore, Tokyo Z1.7 
 4. Spikes, Fukushima1.7 
 5. Kuso, Gunma1.7 
 6. Vandenberg, Nishinom.1.5 
 7. Ridley, Hiroshima D.1.5 
 8. Marshall, Shima.1.5 
 9. van-der-List, Shinshu .1.5 
 10. Davis, Shimane SM1.4 


JBL2 stats leaders

Points Per Game
 Kyle RICHARDSON
  Otsuka A.
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Richardson, Otsuka A.18.9 
 2. Peppers, Fukuoka .17.9 
 3. Fitzgerald, Kanazawa.17.4 
 4. Bryan-A., Fukuoka .16.9 
 5. Jennings, Saitama .16.7 
 6. Osamuakira, Tokyo B.15.8 
 7. Harper, Tokyo HT14.6 
 8. Wade, Saitama .14.6 
 9. Pomare, Kanazawa.14.3 
 10. Sumihiro, Toyoda G.13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kyle RICHARDSON
  Otsuka A.
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Richardson, Otsuka A.10.8 
 2. Pomare, Kanazawa.10.1 
 3. McElroy, Tokyo C.10.0 
 4. Kendrick, Toyoda G.9.9 
 5. Anderson, Tokyo C.9.9 
 6. Slawson, Tokyo C.9.4 
 7. Butch, Fukuoka .9.3 
 8. Harper, Tokyo HT8.6 
 9. Kyle, Tokyo B.8.0 
 10. Tate, Saitama .7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Kyouhei KUMAZAWA
  Aisin AW
  (180-G-88)
  Avg: 4
 1. Kumazawa, Aisin AW4.0 
 2. Hasegawa, Otsuka A.3.9 
 3. Sumihiro, Toyoda G.3.7 
 4. Yonamine, Kanazawa.3.0 
 5. Narumi, Tokyo HT2.8 
 6. Osamuakira, Tokyo B.2.8 
 7. Yamashita, Fukuoka .2.7 
 8. Kato, Aisin AW2.7 
 9. Oogane, Tokyo HT2.6 
 10. Tsukino, Kanazawa.2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Brennan MCELROY
  Tokyo C.
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. McElroy, Tokyo C.3.1 
 2. Ikeda, Tokyo HT2.2 
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