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  ANGOLA  



Leader Recreativo do Libolo set to face Interclube - by Eurobasket News

Recreativo do Libolo, the leader of the National Senior Men's Basketball Championship (BIC Basket) with 20 points, will meet Friday Interclube at "28 de Fevereiro" pavilion, at week-end's double round highlight. The coastal Cuanza Sul-based Recreativo do Libolo, will fight to remain unbeaten in the competition expected to face a tough opponent. Recreativo do Libolo beat last weekend their opponent 101-84, which further raised the athletes' emotional levels. While, the 4th placed Interclube, with 17 points, lost to Petro on Saturday by 79-88. Still on Friday stress goes to the Petro de Luanda in the 2nd place with 18 pts against Marinha (5th/15pts). 1 de Agosto (3rd/18pts) will face ASA (8th/13pts) and Progresso do Sambizanga (6th/15) set to meet Vila Clotilde (7th/14pts).
Courtesy of: angop.ao



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  ARGENTINA  

Standings - LigaA

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

Regular Season: Round 31

Feb. 3: San Martin C. - Obras Basket 87-60
Feb. 3: Argentino - Instituto 83-91
Feb. 2: Estudiantes C. - Quilmes MP 79-78
Feb. 2: Atenas - GECR Indalo 75-81
Feb. 4: Echague - Quilmes MP
Feb. 4: Estudiantes C. - La Union
Feb. 4: Olimpico LB - Boca Jrs
Feb. 5: Weber Bahia - Instituto
Feb. 5: Regatas C. - Obras Basket
Feb. 6: Echague - La Union
Feb. 6: Atenas - San Martin C.
Feb. 6: Libertad S. - Quilmes MP
Feb. 6: Quimsa - Boca Jrs


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Dar TUCKER
  Estudian.
  (193-SG-88)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Tucker, Estudian.21.3 
 2. Green, Instituto19.9 
 3. Quinteros, Regat.18.9 
 4. Sims, Regatas C.18.7 
 5. Horner, Obras B.18.1 
 6. Baxley, Atenas17.7 
 7. Reed, Penarol17.0 
 8. Solano, Echague16.9 
 9. Mickeal, Atenas16.7 
 10. Johnson, Weber B.16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Williams, Olimpico.12.3 
 2. Crawford, Argen.10.2 
 3. Clancy, Instituto10.1 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.9.9 
 5. Wood, San M.9.5 
 6. Justiz, Estudian.8.7 
 7. Horner, Obras B.8.6 
 8. Johnson, Atenas8.6 
 9. Lampropoulos, Boca J.8.2 
 10. Jones, Atenas8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Franco BALBI
  Ferrocarril
  (185-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Balbi, Ferrocarril6.5 
 2. Stanic, Olimpico.5.9 
 3. Barral, Obras B.5.9 
 4. Konsztadt, La Union5.6 
 5. Aguirre, San L.5.3 
 6. Cantero, San M.5.1 
 7. Perez, Boca Jrs4.8 
 8. Ciorciari, Instituto4.6 
 9. Hopson, Quimsa4.5 
 10. De los Santo., GECR I.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Reynaldo GARCIA
  San M.
  (187-G-90)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Garcia, San M.2.1 
 2. Solano, Echague1.9 
 3. Basualdo, Quilm.1.9 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.1.8 
 5. De los Santo., GECR I.1.8 
 6. Elsener, Quimsa1.7 
 7. Tucker, Estudian.1.6 
 8. Balbi, Ferrocarril1.5 
 9. Massey, Libertad.1.5 
 10. Flor, Quilmes MP1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Williams, Olimpico.3.0 
 2. Justiz, Estudian.2.0 
 3. Crawford, Argen.1.7 
 4. Battle, Quimsa1.3 
 5. Caracter, Echague1.3 
 6. Marriaga, Estudian.1.3 
 7. Meyinsse, San L.1.2 
 8. Clancy, Instituto1.2 
 9. Calfani, San L.1.1 
 10. Acuna, Penarol1.1 


Standings - TNA

TNA Standings
Center North
 1. Union SF 17-5 
 2. San Isidro 13-10 
 3. Barrio Parque 12-7 
 4. BHY Tiro Federal 8-12 
 5. Independiente BBC 7-16 
 6. SP Las Parejas 6-17 
Center South
 1. Ciclista 15-8 
 2. Parque Sur 14-8 
 3. Platense 12-10 
 4. Temperley 11-9 
 5. Rocamora 10-10 
 6. La Union 5-16 
 7. Gimnasia LP 5-18 
North
 1. Hindu 19-3 
 2. Comunicaciones 18-5 
 3. Villa Angela 13-8 
 4. Salta Basket 8-12 
 5. Villa San Martin 8-14 
 6. Obera TC 6-16 
 7. Mitre Tuc. 6-16 
South
 1. Estudiantes O. 15-8 
 2. Olimpo BB 14-8 
 3. Alianza Viedma 12-10 
 4. Huracan 12-11 
 5. Atenas Carmen 11-13 
 6. Petr.Argentino 7-14 

Regular Season: Round 24

Feb. 1: SP Las Parejas - Obera TC 95-90
Jan. 31: Estudiantes O. - Atenas Carmen 91-81
Feb. 3: Union SF - Obera TC 89-86
Feb. 3: Ciclista - Platense 84-88
Jan. 31: La Union - Ciclista 83-91
Feb. 2: Parque Sur - Alianza Viedma 82-79
Feb. 3: SP Las Parejas - Independiente BBC 79-81
Feb. 1: Villa Angela - Villa San Martin 77-64
Feb. 2: Hindu - BHY Tiro Federal 75-58
Jan. 31: Rocamora - Alianza Viedma 74-79
Jan. 31: Platense - Gimnasia LP 73-77
Feb. 2: Salta Basket - Comunicaciones 72-77
Jan. 31: Mitre Tuc. - Comunicaciones 70-82
Jan. 31: Independiente BBC - San Isidro 62-64
Feb. 2: Olimpo BB - Atenas Carmen 61-80
Feb. 4: San Isidro - Barrio Parque
Feb. 4: Villa San Martin - BHY Tiro Federal
Feb. 5: Union SF - Independiente BBC


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bruno BAROVERO
  Union SF
  (194-G/F-90)
  Avg: 24.5
 1. Barovero, Union SF24.5 
 2. Brown, La Union20.4 
 3. Rodriguez Su., SP Las P.20.4 
 4. Brown, Mitre Tuc.20.1 
 5. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista19.9 
 6. Matthews, Salta B.19.8 
 7. Martin Jr., Alianza .19.6 
 8. Montes Cardo., Obera T.19.2 
 9. Pais, Platense18.5 
 10. Villa, Gimnasia LP18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Santiago GONZALEZ
  San I.
  (203-C-83)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Gonzalez, San I.12.3 
 2. Matthews, Salta B.10.1 
 3. Cutley, Atenas C.9.4 
 4. Lockett, BHY T.8.8 
 5. Graham, Temperley8.7 
 6. Lauria, Comunica.8.4 
 7. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista8.1 
 8. Joseph, Obera TC7.9 
 9. Granado, Olimpo BB7.9 
 10. Coleman, Alianza .7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Victor Hugo CAJAL
  Independ.
  (179-PG-80)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Cajal, Independ.6.8 
 2. La Bella, Gimnasia.6.7 
 3. Merlo, Ciclista6.1 
 4. Paletta, Hindu5.3 
 5. Cequeira, Villa A.4.9 
 6. Rodriguez Su., SP Las P.4.7 
 7. Correa, BHY T.4.6 
 8. Franco, Alianza .4.4 
 9. Schoppler, Olimpo B.4.1 
 10. Figueredo, Estudian.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Felipe PAIS
  Platense
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Pais, Platense2.6 
 2. Correa, BHY T.2.3 
 3. Brown, Mitre Tuc.2.2 
 4. Rodriguez Su., SP Las P.2.1 
 5. Cequeira, Villa A.2.1 
 6. Lopez, Independ.2.1 
 7. Merlo, Ciclista2.1 
 8. Eseverri, Salta B.1.9 
 9. Tabarez, Union SF1.9 
 10. Gago, Petr.Arg.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane HEYWARD
  Huracan
  (200-C-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Heyward, Huracan2.5 
 2. Lockett, BHY T.1.6 
 3. Nwogbo, Alianza .1.5 
 4. Jeronimo, Gimnasia.1.3 
 5. Stroud, Parque Sur1.2 
 6. Deck, Obera TC1.2 
 7. McCullough, Alianza .1.2 
 8. Granado, Olimpo BB1.0 
 9. Lauria, Comunica.0.9 
 10. Moya, Hindu0.9 


Emiliano Fucek signs at P.Echague - by Facundo Iatzky

I.C.D. Pedro Echague Capital Federal (TFB) landed 32-year old power forward Emiliano Fucek (202-85) from River Plate. In 24 TFB games he averaged 9.8ppg, 7.3rpg and 1.2apg in 2014-15 season.
The previous (13-14) season Fucek played at UNCAus (Torneo Federal) where in 13 games he had 6.2ppg and 6.0rpg.
He won Torneo Federal (Nor-Noreste) in 2014.
Fucek has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Fucek has played previously professionally in Italy (Roseto, Ceglie, Passeri, Oasi di Kufra Fondi and Trani).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Coach Osvaldo Arduh joins Atenas - by Eurobasket News

Atenas Cordoba (LigaA) hired experienced 51-year old coach Osvaldo Arduh from Instituto. He helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). Great season indeed as he was awarded Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA Coach of the Year. Arduh used to coach Argentinian LigaA All-Star Game Team back in 2007.
He has coached previously three other teams: Union De Sunchales, Union de Sunchales and Barrio Parque.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @infoliga)

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  ASEAN LEAGUE  

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Feb. 1: Kaohsiung - Saigon H. 85-71
Feb. 3: Kaohsiung - Singapore S. 66-84
Feb. 5: Kaohsiung - KL Dragons
Feb. 5: Singapore S. - Hong Kong ELL
Feb. 5: Alab Pilipinas - Saigon H.


Singapore Slingers land Rolando Gardner - by Eurobasket News

Jobstreet.com Singapore Slingers (ASEAN League) tabbed American point guard Rolando Gardner (175-86kg). He just graduated from Sterling (NAIA). In 29 games he averaged 8.0ppg, 3.0rpg and 3.9apg last season.
Among other achievements he played in the final of KCAC Tournament in 2015. Gardner received also All-KCAC Honorable Mention award in 2015 at his college time.
So his pro career will start in Singapore.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Singapore



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  AUSTRALIA  

Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. 36ers 17-8 
 2. Hawks 14-12 
 3. Wildcats 13-12 
 4. Kings 13-13 
 5. Taipans 12-13 
 6. Breakers 12-14 
 7. United 11-13 
 8. Bullets 10-17 

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 3: Wildcats - Bullets 94-63
Feb. 3: Hawks - Taipans 90-73
Feb. 4: Kings - United
Feb. 4: 36ers - Breakers
Feb. 5: Taipans - Wildcats
Feb. 6: United - Hawks


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Casper WARE
  United
  (178-PG-90)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Ware, United22.4 
 2. Cotton, Wildcats22.1 
 3. Randle, 36ers21.8 
 4. Prather, Wildcats19.0 
 5. Dillard, Breakers18.1 
 6. Newley, Kings17.4 
 7. Goulding, United17.3 
 8. Penney, Breakers17.2 
 9. Lisch, Kings17.0 
 10. Clarke, Hawks17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Torrey CRAIG
  Bullets
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Craig, Bullets7.7 
 2. Boone, United7.6 
 3. Johnson, 36ers7.5 
 4. Ogilvy, Hawks7.4 
 5. Mitchell, Breakers7.2 
 6. Whittington, Kings6.5 
 7. Pledger, Breakers6.5 
 8. Bairstow, Bullets6.5 
 9. Majok, United6.1 
 10. McKay, Wildcats6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Ben WOODSIDE
  Breakers
  (180-PG-85)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Woodside, Breakers5.5 
 2. Jackson, United5.4 
 3. Randle, 36ers5.3 
 4. Dillard, Breakers4.6 
 5. Ware, United4.4 
 6. Newley, Kings4.2 
 7. Stockton, Breakers4.2 
 8. Sobey, 36ers4.0 
 9. Gibson, Bullets3.8 
 10. Lisch, Kings3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin LISCH
  Kings
  (188-C-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Lisch, Kings2.0 
 2. Martin, Wildcats1.9 
 3. Prather, Wildcats1.6 
 4. Dillard, Breakers1.6 
 5. Harris, Hawks1.4 
 6. Whittington, Kings1.4 
 7. Jackson, United1.4 
 8. Newley, Kings1.3 
 9. Woodside, Breakers1.3 
 10. Ware, United1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew James OGILVY
  Hawks
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Ogilvy, Hawks1.6 
 2. McKay, Wildcats1.6 
 3. Pledger, Breakers1.2 
 4. Boone, United1.0 
 5. Whittington, Kings1.0 
 6. Jacobsen, 36ers0.8 
 7. Powell, Kings0.8 
 8. Jervis, Bullets0.7 
 9. Wesley, United0.7 
 10. Craig, Bullets0.7 



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  AUSTRIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marko CAR
  Furstenfeld
  (188-SG-85)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Car, Furstenfeld20.6 
 2. Miletic, Vienna19.7 
 3. Clemmons, Vienna19.3 
 4. Vay, Arkadia19.2 
 5. McNealy, Oberwart16.9 
 6. Lamesic, Wels16.9 
 7. Rados, Klostern.16.5 
 8. Murati, Gmunden16.4 
 9. Jackson, Oberwart15.7 
 10. Wright, Wels15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jozo RADOS
  Klostern.
  (208-C-93)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Rados, Klostern.11.3 
 2. Naylor, UBSC G.10.8 
 3. Vay, Arkadia8.3 
 4. Draskovic, Arkadia8.3 
 5. Lamesic, Wels8.2 
 6. Sarlija, Furstenfeld7.5 
 7. Baptiste, Kapfe.7.4 
 8. Traylor, Oberwart7.1 
 9. Gaidys, Gmunden6.8 
 10. Ferguson, Vienna6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Benedikt DANEK
  Arkadia
  (176-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Danek, Arkadia6.7 
 2. Stazic, Vienna5.5 
 3. Jackson, Oberwart5.4 
 4. Car, Furstenfeld5.3 
 5. Vujosevic, Kapfe.5.1 
 6. Maresch, UBSC G.4.9 
 7. Friedrich, Gmunden4.8 
 8. Payton, Wels4.2 
 9. Clemmons, Vienna4.2 
 10. O''Neal, Wels4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Dominique COLEMAN
  Vienna
  (189-G-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Coleman, Vienna3.0 
 2. Jandl, Furstenfeld2.8 
 3. Jackson, Oberwart2.5 
 4. Clemmons, Vienna1.9 
 5. Payton, Wels1.8 
 6. Cumberbatch, Oberw.1.7 
 7. Miletic, Vienna1.7 
 8. Stazic, Vienna1.6 
 9. Koch, Vienna1.5 
 10. Wright, Wels1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris FERGUSON
  Vienna
  (206-F-89)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Ferguson, Vienna1.7 
 2. Traylor, Oberwart1.6 
 3. Rados, Klostern.1.3 
 4. Chan, Wels1.2 
 5. Draskovic, Arkadia1.2 
 6. Baptiste, Kapfe.1.0 
 7. Kuakumensah, Oberw.1.0 
 8. Iliev, Furstenfeld0.8 
 9. Naylor, UBSC G.0.8 
 10. Steed, Gmunden0.8 



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  BAHRAIN  


Muharraq clinch basketball title - by Eurobasket News

Mohamed Alderazi (194-F/G-80) scored 27 points to help Muharraq clinch the Khalifa bin Salman Basketball Cup after defeating Nuwaidrat 73-58 in the final at the Khalifa Sports City Hall in Isa Town last night. The match was held under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and attended by Bahrain Basketball Association President Shaikh Isa bin Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa and other top officials from clubs and sports associations. The quarters scores of the match were 21-14 (Nuwaidrat), 19-11 (Muharraq), 15-11 (Muharraq) and 25-15 (Muharraq). Al Derazi's 27 points included four of the three pointers shots scored by Muharraq. American Kadeem Coleby (206-C/F-89, college: Wichita St.) scored 16 points and Ali Abbas claimed 11 for the winners. Nuwaidrat's top scorers were Serbian Mile Ilic (215-C-84) with 24 points and Hassan Madan with 11. This was Muharraq's first title in three seasons, ending Manama's domination in the past three years. Nuwaidrat have now failed in their second final of the competition, having lost the title clash against Manama in 2008-2009. Muharraq were down in the first quarter by seven points after three pointer shots by Nuwaidrat's Hassan Madan and some great performance by Serbian Mile Ilic who set some fine lay ups to lead Nuwaidrat 21-14. However, Muharraq's Serbian coach Ivan Jeremic (agency: BeoBasket ) made up some fine substitutions later, which helped the team to bounce back and win the match. Shaikh Isa honoured Nuwaidrat team members with silver medals and Muharraq team members with gold medals and the Khalifa bin Salman Cup. Meanwhile, Bader Abdulla of Muharraq won the best three pointers shooter award in the championship, while his teammate Ahmed Hassan Al Derazi was presented with the best scorer award in the final and the best player award of the championship. In Supreme Council for Youth and Sports First Deputy Chairman and Bahrain Athletics Association President Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa congratulated the president and members of Muharraq Sports and Cultural Club for the victory. Shaikh Khalid also praised the performance of Nuwaidrat team, wishing them success in upcoming competitions.
Courtesy of: gdnonline.com



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  BELARUS  

Standings - Premier League

Premier Standings
 1. Grodno-93 20-1 
 2. COR-Borisfen 18-1 
 3. Tsmoki II 13-6 
 4. Vitebsk 12-9 
 5. Impuls BGUIR 12-9 
 6. BSEU-GrandPrint 6-18 
 7. Prinemanye 5-16 
 8. Brest 3-16 
 9. GOCOR-Sozh 3-16 
Play in international cups:
 1. Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 

Regular Season: Round 23

Feb. 3: Impuls BGUIR - Tsmoki II 88-84
Feb. 3: Grodno-93 - Prinemanye 85-66
Feb. 3: COR-Borisfen - Vitebsk 80-60
Feb. 3: Brest - GOCOR-Sozh 76-74
Jan. 31: BSEU-GrandPrint - Grodno-93 66-77
Feb. 1: BSEU-GrandPrint - Grodno-93 52-86

Regular Season: Round 24

Feb. 4: Grodno-93 - Prinemanye
Feb. 4: Impuls BGUIR - Tsmoki II
Feb. 4: Brest - GOCOR-Sozh
Feb. 4: COR-Borisfen - Vitebsk


Stats Leaders - Premier League

Points Per Game
 Sergej VABISCHEVICH
  BSEU-Gr.
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Vabischevich, BSEU-Gr.21.4 
 2. Sugonyako, COR-Bori.18.8 
 3. Viaroukin, GO.18.3 
 4. Shustov, Impuls B.18.2 
 5. Suvorov, Prine.17.6 
 6. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.17.3 
 7. Aladko, Vitebsk17.2 
 8. Roslikau, BSEU-Gr.16.8 
 9. Navoichyk, Prine.15.9 
 10. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dmitriy DMITRUK
  Brest
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 13
 1. Dmitruk, Brest13.0 
 2. Vashkevich, Vitebsk9.4 
 3. Kopacev, GO.8.9 
 4. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.8.8 
 5. Liutych, Tsmoki II8.7 
 6. Zahar, Impuls B.8.4 
 7. Ignatev, Impuls B.7.8 
 8. Sugonyako, COR-Bori.7.7 
 9. Chumakov, Prine.7.5 
 10. Chumakov, Grodn.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Maksim SHUSTOV
  Impuls B.
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Shustov, Impuls B.5.9 
 2. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.5.5 
 3. Kuzmin, Grodno-935.1 
 4. Nazarov, BSEU-Gr.5.0 
 5. Stavrovskiy, Tsmoki I.4.5 
 6. Aladko, Vitebsk4.5 
 7. Volodkin, Impuls B.4.4 
 8. Sapegin, Vitebsk4.3 
 9. Korzh, Grodno-934.3 
 10. Vabischevich, BSEU-Gr.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Vitaliy LEBEDEV
  BSEU-Gr.
  (200-F/C-99)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Lebedev, BSEU-Gr.2.5 
 2. Shustov, Impuls B.2.4 
 3. Viaroukin, GO.2.3 
 4. Ovsepyan, Vitebsk2.3 
 5. Suvorov, Prine.2.3 
 6. Chumakov, Grodn.2.2 
 7. Stavrovskiy, Tsmoki I.2.1 
 8. Malkov, COR-Bori.2.0 
 9. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.1.9 
 10. Stankevich, GOCOR-S.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 



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  BELGIUM  

Standings - Division I

Euromillions League Standings
 1. Oostende 13-4 
 2. Antwerp 11-6 
 3. Aalstar 10-8 
 4. Spirou 10-8 
 5. Brussels 9-9 
 6. Kangoeroes 8-9 
 7. Mons-Hainaut 8-10 
 8. Limburg United 8-10 
 9. Leuven 6-12 
 10. Liege 6-13 

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 3: Limburg United - Brussels 84-78
Feb. 3: Spirou - Mons-Hainaut 80-61
Feb. 3: Liege - Leuven 68-71
Feb. 4: Aalstar - Antwerp
Feb. 4: Oostende - Kangoeroes


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, Aalstar15.9 
 4. Miller-M., Leuven15.9 
 5. Tuttle, Limburg .15.8 
 6. Simpson, Liege15.2 
 7. Samhan, Leuven15.0 
 8. Simmons, Brussels14.7 
 9. Ware, Antwerp14.5 
 10. Katic, Oostende13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gavin WARE
  Antwerp
  (206-C/F-93)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Ware, Antwerp6.9 
 2. Simmons, Brussels6.8 
 3. Amis, Aalstar6.8 
 4. Tuttle, Limburg .6.7 
 5. Samhan, Leuven6.7 
 6. Anderson, Antwerp6.7 
 7. Fields, Liege6.5 
 8. Ubel, Brussels6.1 
 9. Dowe, Brussels5.8 
 10. Mann, Mons-Hainaut5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Codi MILLER-MCINTYRE
  Leuven
  (190-G-94)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Miller-M., Leuven5.3 
 2. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.2 
 3. Channels, Kango.5.1 
 4. Loubry, Brussels5.1 
 5. Bosco, Mons-Hai.4.3 
 6. Anderson, Limburg .4.0 
 7. Marnegrave, Spirou4.0 
 8. Clark, Antwerp4.0 
 9. Tuttle, Limburg .3.8 
 10. Simpson, Liege3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Codi MILLER-MCINTYRE
  Leuven
  (190-G-94)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Miller-M., Leuven1.8 
 2. Davis, Spirou1.8 
 3. Bowman, Spirou1.5 
 4. Simpson, Liege1.5 
 5. Tuttle, Limburg .1.4 
 6. Swing, Limburg United1.4 
 7. Hertay, Liege1.3 
 8. Bosco, Mons-Hai.1.3 
 9. Gugino, Liege1.3 
 10. Channels, Kango.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Kevin TUMBA
  Spirou
  (205-C/F-91)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Tumba, Spirou2.5 
 2. Amis, Aalstar1.5 
 3. Fusek, Spirou1.0 
 4. Gugino, Liege1.0 
 5. Bako, Leuven0.9 
 6. Fields, Liege0.9 
 7. Boukichou, Oostende0.9 
 8. Ubel, Brussels0.7 
 9. Blair, Aalstar0.7 
 10. Radenovic, Spirou0.7 


Standings - Division II

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

Regular Season: Round 20

Feb. 3: Ninane - Gent Hawks 79-87
Feb. 3: Giants B - Ieper 75-65
Feb. 4: Oxaco - Gistel Oostende
Feb. 4: Melsele - Gembo BBC
Feb. 4: Ekeren - RPC Anderlecht
Feb. 5: Houthalen - Soba
Feb. 5: Royal Brussels - Waregem


D2 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Stephane MORIS
  Royal Brussels
  (208-F/C-86)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Moris, Royal Brussels19.7 
 2. Celis, Oxaco18.5 
 3. Lhoest, Ninane18.5 
 4. Baptista, Gistel O.17.1 
 5. Guillemyn, Waregem16.6 
 6. Van Hoey, Oxaco16.5 
 7. Wachowiak, Gembo B.16.5 
 8. Maesen, Houthalen15.8 
 9. Lambrecht, Gistel O.15.8 
 10. Hilliman, Melsele15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Francois LHOEST
  Ninane
  (196-F/C-85)
  Avg: 13
 1. Lhoest, Ninane13.0 
 2. Hilliman, Melsele9.8 
 3. Lambrecht, Gistel O.8.8 
 4. Fall, Ieper8.3 
 5. Moris, Royal Brussels7.9 
 6. Celis, Oxaco7.2 
 7. Gorremans, Soba7.2 
 8. Vermeersch, Gembo B.7.0 
 9. De Pooter, Gent H.6.9 
 10. Schepens, Ieper6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Laurent LHOTE
  Gent Hawks
  (182-PG-84)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Lhote, Gent Hawks4.7 
 2. Hemeleers, Gistel O.4.6 
 3. Celis, Oxaco4.4 
 4. Lait, Royal Brussels4.3 
 5. Goethaert, Gembo B.3.9 
 6. Mwendanga, Giants B.3.6 
 7. Snyers, Houthalen3.3 
 8. Kanda-K., Giants B3.2 
 9. Maesen, Houthalen2.9 
 10. Wachowiak, Gembo B.2.8 
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 den Bran., Eke.1.7 
 5. Riahi, RPC A.1.7 
 6. Celis, Oxaco1.5 
 7. Wachowiak, Gembo B.1.5 
 8. Van Hoey, Oxaco1.5 
 9. Hall, Royal Brussels1.4 
 10. Lamot, Melsele1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Malick FALL
  Ieper
  (211-C-92)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Fall, Ieper1.1 
 2. Hilliman, Melsele1.1 
 3. Vermeersch, Gembo B.1.0 
 4. Dierickx, Ieper1.0 
 5. Samaey, Waregem0.8 
 6. De Pooter, Gent H.0.7 
 7. Iliaens, Gembo BBC0.6 
 8. Wachowiak, Gembo B.0.6 
 9. Rogiers, Giants B0.6 
 10. Van den Berg., Gent H.0.6 


Belgian Euromillions League round 17 best performance: Jeremy Simmons - by Eurobasket News

American Forward Jeremy Simmons (204-F-89) put on an amazing game in the last round for Brussels, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 17.
The 27-year old player had a double-double of 25 points and 12 rebounds, while his team edged out Liege (#9, 6-12) 83-79. Brussels is placed at 5th position in Belgian Euromillions League. Brussels 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 9-8 record. In the team's last game Simmons had a remarkable 64.7% from 2-point range. He turned to be Brussels' top player in his first season with the team. Former College of Charleston star has very solid stats this year. Simmons is in league's top in points (9th best: 14.5ppg), rebounds (7th best: 6.5rpg) and averages impressive 65.2% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 32-year old Samoan John Tofi (203-C/F-84, agency: Pensack Sports) of Aalstar. Tofi had a very good evening with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Of course he led Aalstar to another comfortable win 99-83 over the lower-ranked Leuven (#10, 5-12) being unquestionably team leader. Aalstar's 3rd position in the standings has not changed. His team's 10-8 record is not bad at all. Tofi is one of the most experienced players at Aalstar and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.9ppg (#5). He also registered 5.6 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Codi Miller-McIntyre (190-G-94) of Leuven (#10). Miller-McIntyre scored 13 points and passed eight assists. Despite Miller-McIntyre's great performance Leuven lost 83-99 to the higher-ranked Aalstar (#3, 10-8). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Leuven can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have extremely bad season and 5-12 record places them at the very bottom of the standings. Too bad for Miller-McIntyre he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Miller-McIntyre has a very solid season. In 17 games in Belgium he scored 16.7ppg. He also has 5.5apg and FGP: 56.0%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Olivier Troisfontaines (192-G/F-89) of Aalstar - 21 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Thomas De Thaey (203-F-91) of Aalstar - 14 points and 7 rebounds
6. Alexandre Libert (194-G-90) of Spirou - 16 points and 6 rebounds
7. Demitrius Conger (196-F-90) of Antwerp - 17 points and 4 rebounds
8. Ryan Anderson (206-F-92) of Antwerp - 19 points and 5 rebounds
9. Bill Amis (206-PF-87) of Aalstar - 13 points and 11 rebounds
10. Brandon Ubel (209-F/C-91) of Brussels - 15 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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Standings - BNL

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

Regular Season: Round 19

Feb. 3: Brasilia - B.Cearense 88-52
Feb. 2: Bauru - L.Sorocaba 87-55
Feb. 3: Minas - Vitoria 78-82
Feb. 2: Franca - Paulistano 78-71
Feb. 2: Pinheiros - Flamengo 77-84
Feb. 2: Mogi - Caxias do Sul 73-64
Feb. 4: Mogi - Vasco Da G.
Feb. 4: Campo Mourao - Caxias do Sul


Stats Leaders - BNL

Points Per Game
 Betinho NARDI DUARTE
  Campo M.
  (195-SG-88)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Nardi Duarte, Campo M.20.6 
 2. Hettsheimer, Bauru19.9 
 3. Holloway, Pinheiros19.8 
 4. Vieira, Flamengo19.3 
 5. Stallworth, Mogi18.9 
 6. Garcia, Bauru18.4 
 7. Mariano, Brasilia18.3 
 8. Anthony, Macae18.3 
 9. Machado, Flamengo18.2 
 10. Dawkins, Vitoria16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olivinha RODRIGUEZ
  Flame.
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Rodriguez, Flame.11.7 
 2. de Souza, L.Sor.8.3 
 3. Giovannoni, Brasilia7.9 
 4. Hettsheimer, Bauru7.8 
 5. Ansaloni, Pinheiros7.6 
 6. Maynard, Minas7.3 
 7. Lopez, Flamengo7.2 
 8. Klassmann, B.Cea.6.9 
 9. Mariano, Brasilia6.8 
 10. Holloway, Pinheiros6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Fulvio DE ASSIS
  Brasilia
  (188-PG-81)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. de Assis, Brasilia6.6 
 2. Garcia, Bauru5.6 
 3. Rossetto, B.Cea.5.6 
 4. Dawkins, Vitoria5.5 
 5. Anthony, Macae5.3 
 6. Borges, Franca5.2 
 7. Rodgers, Minas5.1 
 8. Cafferata, L.Sor.5.1 
 9. Freitas, Campo M.5.0 
 10. Fischer, Flamengo4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Alex GARCIA
  Bauru
  (191-G-80)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Garcia, Bauru2.1 
 2. Rodgers, Minas2.1 
 3. Toledo, B.Cearense1.9 
 4. Curnell, Mogi1.8 
 5. Dawkins, Vitoria1.7 
 6. Cafferata, L.Sor.1.7 
 7. Stallworth, Mogi1.7 
 8. Holloway, Pinheiros1.7 
 9. Taylor, Mogi1.6 
 10. Lima, Vasco Da G.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Renan LENZ
  Pinheiros
  (206-F-90)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Lenz, Pinheiros1.1 
 2. Nunes, Campo M.1.1 
 3. Rollins, Flamengo1.0 
 4. Klassmann, B.Cea.0.8 
 5. Vinicius, Caxias d.0.8 
 6. Freitas, Campo M.0.7 
 7. Coimbra, Vitoria0.6 
 8. Camilo, Macae0.6 
 9. Dias Silva, Pauli.0.6 
 10. de Souza, L.Sor.0.6 


The Warriors to waive Varejao - by Eurobasket News

Golden State Warriors (NBA) will release experienced 35-year old Brazilian international center Anderson Varejao (211-118kg-82). But in 14 NBA games he had just 1.3ppg and 1.9rpg this season.
The last season Varejao played at the Cavaliers where in 31 NBA games he recorded only 2.6ppg and 2.9rpg.
In 2004 Varejao was drafted by Orlando Magic in second round (30th overall).
He was voted NBA All-Defensive 2nd Team back in 2010.
Varejao also represented Brazil at the Olympic Games in London (United Kingdon) five years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.3ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 56.3%, FT: 80.0%.
Varejao has played on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Spain (FC Barcelona) and Brazil (Vivo/Franca).
Varejao could be described: This guy flies, and has a great sense for the rebound and very quick feet, but he never showed improvements in his offensive skills during his first three pro seasons: he can't really shoot, dribble or pass. It is very probable he will never be anything more than a role player, able to spend time at the 4 and 5 positions.
Outlook (by NBADraft.TK):
Positives: Aggresive rebounder who constantly crashes the boards. Great athlete for his size and good mobility and lateral quickness. Runs the floor well. Good rebounding and shot blocking skills. Good touch around the basket. Intense player who plays the game with tremendous heart.
Negatives: Still very raw although he is gaining experience in the professional league. Terrible free throw shooter. Does not have many low post moves. Would benefit greatly from added bulk
.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CANADA  

CIS men standings

CIS Standings
Atlantic
 1. Dalhousie 11-4 
 2. St.Mary's 10-6 
 3. UNB 9-6 
 4. Memorial 9-6 
 5. St.Francis X. 8-6 
 6. Acadia 7-7 
 7. UPEI 5-9 
 8. Cape Breton 0-15 
CanWest Explorer Division
 1. TRU 8-9 
 2. Mount Royal 8-9 
 3. UFV 8-9 
 4. MacEwan 6-11 
 5. UNBC 4-13 
 6. UBC Okanagan 2-15 
CanWest Pioneer Division
 1. UBC 16-1 
 2. Calgary 13-4 
 3. Alberta 13-4 
 4. Lethbridge 12-6 
 5. Saskatchewan 11-6 
 6. Winnipeg 11-6 
 7. Manitoba 10-7 
 8. Brandon 8-11 
 9. Regina 7-10 
 10. Victoria 7-10 
 11. TWU 2-18 
OUA Central
 1. Brock 10-4 
 2. McMaster 7-8 
 3. Guelph 4-11 
 4. Lakehead 3-11 
OUA East
 1. Ryerson 15-1 
 2. Toronto 10-5 
 3. Queen's 6-9 
 4. York 4-11 
OUA North
 1. Carleton 14-0 
 2. Ottawa 13-2 
 3. Nipissing 8-8 
 4. Laurentian 7-9 
OUA West
 1. Laurier 8-8 
 2. Windsor 8-8 
 3. Algoma 4-10 
 4. Waterloo 3-11 
 5. Western 3-11 
Quebec League
 1. McGill 8-3 
 2. Concordia 7-4 
 3. UQAM 7-5 
 4. Laval 4-7 
 5. Bishop's 2-9 

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 3: Mount Royal - TWU 96-66
Feb. 3: UPEI - UNB 92-77
Feb. 3: Dalhousie - Memorial 88-63
Feb. 3: UFV - Victoria 87-83
Feb. 3: St.Mary's - St.Francis X. 83-85
Feb. 3: Nipissing - Guelph 79-69
Feb. 3: Brandon - Manitoba 79-68
Feb. 2: McGill - Bishop's 79-62
Feb. 3: Toronto - York 79-58
Feb. 1: Ryerson - York 79-53
Feb. 3: TRU - Calgary 76-84
Feb. 3: MacEwan - UBC Okanagan 74-62
Feb. 3: Carleton - Ottawa 74-61
Feb. 3: Laurentian - Lakehead 73-67
Feb. 3: Ryerson - Queen's 70-59
Feb. 2: Concordia - Laval 68-54
Feb. 3: Saskatchewan - Alberta 67-80
Feb. 1: Brock - Waterloo 66-63
Feb. 3: UBC - UNBC 123-75
Feb. 3: Winnipeg - Regina 102-93
Feb. 3: Acadia - Cape Breton 101-88
Feb. 3: Western - Algoma


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Conor MORGAN
  UBC
  (203-G/F-94)
  Avg: 24.6
 1. Morgan, UBC24.6 
 2. Gray, Laurentian22.7 
 3. Cooper, Calgary22.1 
 4. Johnson, Toronto21.5 
 5. Clayton, St.Mary''s20.9 
 6. Gilmore, McMaster20.5 
 7. Scott, UPEI20.2 
 8. Nissen, Acadia20.0 
 9. Jean-Louis, Cape B.19.7 
 10. Bercy, St.Franc.19.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dut DUT
  UPEI
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Dut, UPEI12.1 
 2. Bercy, St.Franc.10.8 
 3. Osayande, Saskatch.10.8 
 4. Pereira, Waterloo10.8 
 5. Nissen, Acadia10.4 
 6. Graham, Queen''s9.8 
 7. Elgadi, Brock9.6 
 8. Dinkins, Lakehead9.4 
 9. Ross, Mount Royal9.4 
 10. Gilmore, McMaster9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Javon MASTERS
  UNB
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Masters, UNB6.1 
 2. Mata, Dalhousie5.8 
 3. Keane, Carleton5.2 
 4. Dulay, UFV4.7 
 5. Burdeaux, Lethb.4.6 
 6. Bonhomme, Manitoba4.5 
 7. Miller, Acadia4.5 
 8. Farkic, Western4.3 
 9. Allen, TWU4.3 
 10. Rocca, Windsor4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Dejon BURDEAUX
  Lethb.
  (183-PG-)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Burdeaux, Lethb.3.6 
 2. Agada, Ottawa3.1 
 3. Small, Ryerson2.6 
 4. Bermillo, Bishop''s2.4 
 5. Jenkins, Western2.4 
 6. De Ciman, Saskatch.2.4 
 7. Beaulieu, Concordia2.3 
 8. Dulay, UFV2.3 
 9. Kapinga, Calgary2.3 
 10. Masters, UNB2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane OSAYANDE
  Saskatch.
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Osayande, Saskatch.2.5 
 2. Graham, Queen''s2.3 
 3. Oirbans, Winnipeg2.1 
 4. Layton, Mount R.1.9 
 5. Paul, Brandon1.7 
 6. Debache, UQAM1.7 
 7. Yengue, Laurentian1.7 
 8. Nissen, Acadia1.6 
 9. Elgadi, Brock1.6 
 10. Morgan, UBC1.5 


HALIFAX HURRICANES USE BIG FOURTH TO POWER BY PRINCE EDWARD STORM - by John Gary

COURTESY OURSPORTSCENTRAL Tyrone Watson scored 26 points and CJ Washington chipped in 19 for the Halifax Hurricanes as they defeated the Island Storm 103-99 at the EAST LINK ARENA IN Charlottetown in National Basketball League of Canada action Thursday night. Terry Thomas paced the Storm 5-8, once again with 32 points while AJ Stewart provided timely defensive efforts for his squad. The game was an evenly contested affair until Clifford Clinkscales and the top seeded Hurricanes hit a barrage of three pointers and dribble drives early in the fourth quarter. The season series is now 4-0 in Halifax favour.. The Hurricanes move on to play the Saint Johns Riptide on Saturday and sunday and face the forum on FEB.9.


Blues drop Lions in School Day action - by Eurobasket News

The University of Toronto Varsity Blues men's basketball team picked up an impressive 79-58 School Day victory over rival York Lions Friday afternoon (Feb. 3) at the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport. With the win U of T improves to 10-5 on the season further entrenching themselves into second place in the OUA East division. Scoring over 20 points for the 10th time this season, fifth-year forward Devin Johnson (196-F) led all players with 23 points going 8-for-14 from the floor in the convincing Varsity Blues victory. Johnson also added five rebounds, one steal, and one block. Three other U of T players scored in double-digits as guards Sage Usher (190-G) and Christopher Barrett (180-G) both recorded 11, with forward Manny Sahota (196-F, college: Cornell) picking up 10 points and seven rebounds. Following a back-and-forth first half, Toronto's second half defence also proved to be a difference-maker holding the Lions to just eight points and 18 per cent shooting from the field in the third quarter. The Varsity Blues utlizied the stifling period to create a large gap outscoring York 26-8 in the frame allowing them to close the door on the Lions in the fourth. York forward Brandon Ramirez (196-F) led all Lions scoring 22 points en route to a double-double with 10 rebounds. The Blue and White now challenge the Queen's Gaels tomorrow evening (Feb. 4) at the Goldring Centre in a very important matchup for playoff positioning.
Courtesy of: varsityblues.ca



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  CROATIA  

A1 Standings

A1 Standings
 1. KK Split 14-2 
 2. Jolly JBS 13-2 
 3. GKK Sibenik 12-4 
 4. Cedevita 11-4 
 5. Cibona 11-4 
 6. Vrij.Osijek 9-6 
 7. KK Zagreb 9-6 
 8. Zadar 8-7 
 9. Zabok 4-10 
 10. Skrljevo 4-11 
 11. Alkar Sinj 4-11 
 12. Gorica 2-12 
 13. H.Analitica 2-13 
 14. Kvarner 2010 2-13 

Regular Season: Round 16

Feb. 3: KK Split - GKK Sibenik 107-106 2OT
Feb. 2: Cibona - Zadar 102-88
Feb. 4: Zadar - KK Zagreb
Feb. 4: Kvarner 2010 - Jolly JBS
Feb. 4: Skrljevo - Zabok
Feb. 4: Gorica - Cibona
Feb. 4: Vrij.Osijek - Cedevita
Feb. 4: H.Analitica - Alkar Sinj


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Luka BOZIC
  KK Zagreb
  (199-PG-96)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Bozic, KK Zagreb22.3 
 2. Johnson, Alkar Sinj22.3 
 3. Smajlagic, Zabok21.2 
 4. Marcinkovic, KK Za.18.1 
 5. Hopson, Cedevita17.9 
 6. Konjevic, Skrljevo17.4 
 7. Novacic, Jolly JBS17.1 
 8. Veljacic, Kvarner .16.7 
 9. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek16.6 
 10. Prgomet, Gorica16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jalen ROBINSON
  Vrij.Osijek
  (206-F/C-93)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Robinson, Vrij.Osijek7.7 
 2. Bozic, KK Zagreb7.3 
 3. Novacic, Jolly JBS7.1 
 4. Mazalin, Zadar7.1 
 5. Smajlagic, Zabok6.6 
 6. Halilovic, GKK S.6.5 
 7. Arapovic, Cedevita6.5 
 8. Marcinkovic, KK Za.6.3 
 9. Rajic, H.Analitica5.9 
 10. Sakic, Cibona5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj8.1 
 2. Scott, Jolly JBS7.2 
 3. Bozic, KK Zagreb6.6 
 4. Veljacic, Kvarner .6.1 
 5. Stockton, Cedevita6.0 
 6. Filipovic, KK Split5.7 
 7. Vrbica, Gorica5.1 
 8. Kapusta, Zabok5.0 
 9. Palcic, Skrljevo4.8 
 10. Vladovic, Zadar4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj2.9 
 2. Stockton, Cedevita2.8 
 3. Jurlina, Zabok2.5 
 4. Veljacic, Kvarner .2.1 
 5. Katic, Cedevita2.0 
 6. Sirko, KK Split1.9 
 7. Brzoja, Zadar1.8 
 8. Mazalin, Zadar1.6 
 9. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek1.6 
 10. Marcinkovic, KK Za.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Miralem HALILOVIC
  GKK S.
  (205-F-91)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Halilovic, GKK S.1.6 
 2. Bundovic, Cedevita1.3 
 3. Krolo, Zabok1.1 
 4. Turkyilmaz, GKK S.1.1 
 5. Vukovic, Vrij.Osijek1.1 
 6. Yanev Georgi., Zad.1.0 
 7. Zrnic, Zabok0.9 
 8. Bilan, Cedevita0.8 
 9. Vlaic, KK Zagreb0.8 
 10. Robinson, Vrij.Osijek0.7 


Split win a double overtime thriller over GKK Sibenik - by Zeljko Zule

Split picked up a 107-106 double overtimes win over GKK Sibenik. Henrik Sirko scored game-high 28 points including six 3-pointers, Mateo Kedzo came off the bench for27 points on shooting 10-of-14 including 3-of-3 behind the 3-point range, Damir Rancic scored 11 points, Toni Dijan and Josip Jukic both added 10 points and Goran Filipovic handed out 10 assists.
Sibenik had their largest lead of the game at 78-67 with less than six minutes left in regulation. Henrik Sirko made a 3-pointer to cut the deficit to 80-83 with just 25 second left. Ive Ivanov hit both free throws for Sibenik and then Henrik Sirko sank anothor 3-pointer to make it 83-85. Split again fouled Ive Ivanov who made just first free throw. Henrik Sirko grabbed a defensive rebound and was fouled six second left. He missed the first free throw and then intentionally missed the second. Sirko got his own rebound and hit a 3-pointer to send the game into overtime.
The largest lead for either team the whole first overtime was just three points with an opening 3-pointer by Sirko. Luka Panduric made a lay-up to tie the game at 99-99 with 25 seconds remaining. Split called a time-out to set up a play for their final possession. Goran Filipovic missed a 3-pointer and the game would into the second overtime. Mateo Kedzo made a jumper that gave Split a 104-103 lead going into the final minute. On the next possession, Ivan Siriscevic missed a 3-pointer, Sibenik grabbed an offensive rebound and missed antoher shot attempt. Split had the ball and Sirko made a dunk for a 106-103 lead with 24 seconds left. Sibenik's Ivan Siriscevic drew a foul on a 3-point shot and then made all three throws to tie the game at 106-106. The visitors immediatelly fouled Domagoj Kanaet on. He made just one free throw and Sibenik had a potential game-winning shot, but Teo Petani missed a 3-pointer.
Sibenik was by Ive Ivanov with 26 points off the bench, Teo Petani scored 21, Roko Badzim 16, Domagoj Basic 15 and Ivan Siriscevic 13.



Agropoli tabs Ante Delas - by Eurobasket News

BCC Corvengenze Agropoli (Serie A2) inked 29-year old Croatian international guard Ante Delas (200-88). He played recently at Mons-Hainaut in Belgian Euromillions League, but left the team earlier this month. In 17 Euromillions League games he averaged 7.5ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.5apg this season. Delas also played 4 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 13.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.3spg. The last season he played at KK Zadar in Croatian A1. In 17 games he recorded 12.2ppg, 3.9rpg and 2.6apg. Delas helped them to make it to the final. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Croatian A1 League 1st Team. Delas also played 20 games in ABA League where he got 12.0ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.9apg. Delas also spent pre-season at Ribola Kastela (A1) in Croatian league earlier that year. In only one game he got impressive 31 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists.
Among other achievements Delas won Croatian A1 League championship title for two years in a row (2014 and 2015). He received also Eurobasket.com All-Croatian A1 League Most Improved Player of the Year award back in 2013.
Delas has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Croatian senior team since 2013 and previously for U18 National Team in 2006.
Delas represented Croatia at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 4 games: 1.3ppg.
Delas has played also professionally for other Croatian teams like KK Split, Alkar Sinj, Cedevita and Trogir.
His game is described as: Ante represents the Croat Basketball School; he has an incredible thin frame but big talent. His shot is very fluid and he has a very quick release. He plays a lot on the point guard position even though his height reaches nearly the 2.05!! He is a 21st century point guard who can play in all five positions! He has good penetration in the basket and his drives are so accurate.

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Standings - Division A

Division A Standings
 1. Keravnos 12-1 
 2. AEK 10-4 
 3. Apoel 7-7 
 4. Enosis 6-7 
 5. Apollon 3-10 
 6. Etha 2-11 

Regular Season: Round 14

Feb. 3: AEK - Apoel 78-67
Feb. 5: Etha - Apollon
Feb. 5: Keravnos - Enosis


Div.A stats leaders

Points Per Game
 Maxie ESHO
  Etha
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Esho, Etha18.8 
 2. Franklin, Apollon18.4 
 3. Ray, Enosis16.5 
 4. Brezec, AEK16.3 
 5. Abukar, Keravnos15.5 
 6. Marshall, Apollon15.1 
 7. Pigram, AEK14.2 
 8. Bussey, Apoel14.1 
 9. Wright, Apoel14.1 
 10. Jaxen, Etha13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cadarian RAINES
  Apollon
  (206-F-90)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Raines, Apollon8.4 
 2. Esho, Etha8.4 
 3. Thomas, Enosis7.8 
 4. Brezec, AEK7.6 
 5. Parks, Keravnos7.5 
 6. Mobley, Apoel7.3 
 7. Blakes, Enosis6.3 
 8. O''Brien, Keravnos6.1 
 9. Wright, Apoel5.9 
 10. Burnatowski, Apoel5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Kenny BARKER
  Keravnos
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Barker, Keravnos6.5 
 2. Thomas, AEK5.8 
 3. Washington, Enosis4.8 
 4. Bussey, Apoel4.6 
 5. Ross, Keravnos3.8 
 6. Jaxen, Etha3.5 
 7. Koronides, Apollon3.5 
 8. Jones, Apollon3.2 
 9. Colimon, Etha3.2 
 10. Brown, Apoel3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Keravnos
  (188-PG-83)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Ross, Keravnos2.5 
 2. Dasic, AEK2.0 
 3. Franklin, Apollon1.7 
 4. Thomas, AEK1.6 
 5. Burnatowski, Apoel1.6 
 6. Ray, Enosis1.5 
 7. Pittakas, Apollon1.5 
 8. Pigram, AEK1.4 
 9. Panteli, AEK1.4 
 10. Barker, Keravnos1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Kevin THOMAS
  Enosis
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Thomas, Enosis1.2 
 2. Marshall, Apollon1.0 
 3. N''Doye, Apollon1.0 
 4. Mobley, Apoel1.0 
 5. Raines, Apollon0.9 
 6. O''Brien, Keravnos0.8 
 7. Suleiman, Apollon0.8 
 8. Parks, Keravnos0.7 
 9. Burnatowski, Apoel0.7 
 10. Brezec, AEK0.6 



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Standings - D2

1Liga Standings
Group A
 1. Sokol H.K. 13-3 
 2. Slavoj Litom. 12-4 
 3. Nymburk B 11-4 
 4. Sokol Prazky 10-7 
 5. Loko Plzen 9-8 
 6. Basket Kosice 7-11 
 7. USK Praha B 6-9 
 8. Sokol Pisek 5-11 
 9. GBA Sparta 5-11 
 10. Vysocina 3-13 
Group B
 1. Zlin 15-1 
 2. Opava B 12-5 
 3. Olomouc SK 12-5 
 4. Sokol Slapanice 9-8 
 5. Olomouc Bbal 9-8 
 6. Pardubice 8-9 
 7. Prostejov B 7-10 
 8. Novy Jicin 5-11 
 9. Ostrava 5-12 
 10. Havirov 2-15 

Regular Season: Round 17

Group A

Feb. 3: Loko Plzen - Basket Kosice 82-76
Feb. 1: GBA Sparta - Loko Plzen 46-64
Feb. 3: Sokol Pisek - Nymburk B
Feb. 5: Sokol H.K. - Slavoj Litom.
Feb. 5: Vysocina - USK Praha B

Group B

Feb. 3: Prostejov B - Sokol Slapanice 88-77
Feb. 3: Pardubice - Ostrava 85-75
Feb. 2: Olomouc Bbal - Opava B 71-80
Feb. 3: Havirov - Olomouc SK 100-73
Feb. 3: Zlin - Novy Jicin

Round 14

Feb. 3: GBA Sparta - Sokol Prazky 67-74
Feb. 3: Nymburk B - USK Praha B


1Liga Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Petr SLECHTA
  Sokol Pisek
  (192-G/F-95)
  Avg: 24.9
 1. Slechta, Sokol Pisek24.9 
 2. Svoboda, Nymburk B24.3 
 3. Potocek, Pardubice22.9 
 4. Novak, Olomouc SK22.9 
 5. Peterka, Nymburk B22.6 
 6. Fait, Sokol Pisek20.4 
 7. Streba, USK P.19.2 
 8. Sebela, Sokol S.19.1 
 9. Bujnoch, Opava B18.0 
 10. Nehoda, Zlin17.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martin PETERKA
  Nymburk B
  (205-C-95)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Peterka, Nymburk B12.6 
 2. Novak, Olomouc SK10.7 
 3. Klimes, Slavoj Litom.10.4 
 4. Kolonicny, Havirov10.2 
 5. Voslajer, Zlin9.6 
 6. Pelikan, Novy Jicin9.3 
 7. Kvapil, Opava B9.2 
 8. Streba, USK P.8.9 
 9. Bujnoch, Opava B8.8 
 10. Novak, Vysocina8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Jan SOTNAR
  Slavoj L.
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Sotnar, Slavoj L.8.4 
 2. Pulpan, Pardubice6.0 
 3. Jakubu, Novy Jicin5.0 
 4. Klecka, Opava B5.0 
 5. Petric, Pardubice4.9 
 6. Pumprla, Zlin4.7 
 7. Jancik, Havirov4.6 
 8. Kotasek, Nymburk B4.5 
 9. Honomichl, Loko Plzen4.4 
 10. Dragoun, Opava B3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Jiri DEDEK
  Olomouc .
  (190-SG-95)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Dedek, Olomouc .3.6 
 2. Kozina, Zlin2.8 
 3. Rotrekl, Sokol S.2.7 
 4. Nehoda, Zlin2.4 
 5. Potocek, Pardubice2.3 
 6. Branda, Opava B2.2 
 7. Pumprla, Zlin2.1 
 8. Choleva, Olomouc Bbal2.0 
 9. Dragoun, Opava B2.0 
 10. Zlamal, Olomouc SK2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Roberts BLUMBERGS
  GBA S.
  (204-F/C-97)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Blumbergs, GBA S.1.8 
 2. Kolonicny, Havirov1.7 
 3. Skranc, Pardubice1.7 
 4. Englicky, Sokol Pisek1.6 
 5. Szabo, Prostejov B1.2 
 6. Kozak, GBA Sparta1.1 
 7. Goga, Prostejov B1.1 
 8. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.1 
 9. Soska, Novy Jicin1.0 
 10. Hlobil, Prostejov B0.9 



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Ligaen Round 21: Randers beat Svendborg by three after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 21 in the Ligaen took place in Svendborg. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 3rd placed Svendborg (11-9) to sixth ranked Randers (9-12) 80-77 on Wednesday evening. The guests trailed by 10 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 3 points. 25 personal fouls committed by Svendborg helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for Nigerian-American guard Deuce Bello (193-92, college: E.Tenn.St.) who led his team to a victory with 29 points and 6 rebounds. American-Belizean point guard Charles Burgess (186-84, college: Texas Tech) contributed with 17 points and 4 assists for the winners. American point guard Stefan Bonneau (177-87, college: LIU Post) answered with 27 points for Svendborg. Svendborg's coach Arnar Gudjonsson tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Randers maintains sixth place with 9-12 record. Svendborg at the other side keeps the third position with nine games lost. Randers are looking forward to face league's second-placed Bakken in Aarhus in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Svendborg will play on the road against Naestved and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Horsens IC (17-2) which hosted in Horsens second-best Bakken (13-3). First ranked Horsens IC managed to get a 5-point victory 74-69. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Bakken. International guard Gabriel Lundberg (193-94) stepped up and scored 12 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and Lawrence Alexander chipped in 19 points. The best for the losing side was American-Trinidad and Tobago guard Devaughn Akoon-Purcell (196-93, college: Illinois St.) with 12 points and 8 rebounds. Bakken's coach Jakob Freil let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Horsens IC have a solid series of four victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 17-2 record. Bakken at the other side keeps the second position with three games lost. Horsens IC will play against bottom-ranked Stevnsgade (#8) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Bakken will play against Randers (#6) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Stevnsgade is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 18th consecutive match to third ranked Svendborg (11-9) 106-84 on Friday evening. American players dominated the game. Darious Moten nailed 19 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side. Svendborg's coach Arnar Gudjonsson felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Davie Champagnie came up with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds for Stevnsgade in the defeat. Svendborg maintains third place with 11-9 record having five points less than leader Horsens IC. Loser Stevnsgade still closes the standings. Svendborg will meet Naestved (#4) on the road in the next round. Stevnsgade will play against the league's leader Horsens IC (#1) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Horsholm was also worth to mention about. 4th placed Naestved (10-9) played at the court of sixth ranked Horsholm (9-10). Horsholm managed to secure a 5-point victory 82-77. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Naestved. The best player for the winners was Jyles Smith who scored 20 points and 9 rebounds. Horsholm moved-up to fifth place. Naestved at the other side keeps the fourth position with nine games lost. Horsholm's next round opponent will be SISU (#7) in Copenhagen. Naestved will play at home against Svendborg and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Horsens IC - Bakken 74-69

An interesting game for Horsens IC (17-2) which hosted in Horsens second-best Bakken (13-3). First ranked Horsens IC managed to get a 5-point victory 74-69. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Bakken. Bakken was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Horsens IC made 16-of-20 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. International guard Gabriel Lundberg (193-94) stepped up and scored 12 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and American guard Lawrence Alexander (190-91, college: N.Dakota St.) chipped in 19 points. The best for the losing side was American-Trinidad and Tobago guard Devaughn Akoon-Purcell (196-93, college: Illinois St.) with 12 points and 8 rebounds and American guard Mike Gesell (188-93, college: Iowa) scored 15 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Bakken's coach Jakob Freil let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Horsens IC have a solid series of four victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 17-2 record. Bakken at the other side keeps the second position with three games lost. Horsens IC will play against bottom-ranked Stevnsgade (#8) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Bakken will play against Randers (#6) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Horsens IC: L.Alexander 19+3reb+1ast, M.Mack 14+5reb+3ast, G.Lundberg 12+8reb+3ast, W.Artino 10+12reb, V.Borovcanin 7+3reb+1ast, F.Rungby 5+6reb+3ast
Bakken: M.Gesell 15+3reb+1ast, D.Akoon-Purcell 12+8reb+3ast, A.Darboe 12+2reb+1ast, K.Kitsing 11+3reb, E.Palm 9+2reb+1ast, T.Laerke 5+6reb+5ast
gschID: 489083


Horsholm - Naestved 82-77

The game in Horsholm was also worth to mention about. 4th placed Naestved (10-9) played at the court of sixth ranked Horsholm (9-10). Horsholm managed to secure a 5-point victory 82-77. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Naestved. Naestved was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 23-9 third quarter run of Horsholm. They made 16-of-21 charity shots (76.2 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American Jyles Smith (209-92, college: Savannah St.) who scored 20 points and 9 rebounds. The former international point guard Frederik Nielsen (178-88) chipped in a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Deon Mitchell (186-93, college: N.Iowa) who recorded 24 points and 5 steals and Senegalese power forward Cheikh Sane (207-92, college: Marshall, agency: Octagon Europe) added 13 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Four Horsholm and five Naestved players scored in double figures. Horsholm moved-up to fifth place. Naestved at the other side keeps the fourth position with nine games lost. Horsholm's next round opponent will be SISU (#7) in Copenhagen. Naestved will play at home against Svendborg and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Horsholm: J.Smith 20+9reb+1ast, F.Nielsen 16+2reb+10ast, M.Dominique 15+11reb, M.Nielsen 12+2ast, A.Midtgaard 8+5reb+1ast, E.Hjorth 6
Naestved: D.Mitchell 24+2reb+2ast, C.Sane 13+7reb, P.Nolan 12+4reb, P.Onwenu 11+3reb+1ast, M.Lanegger 10+2reb+4ast, E.Ross 6+5reb
gschID: 489084


Svendborg - Randers 77-80

The most exciting game of round 21 in the Ligaen took place in Svendborg. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 3rd placed Svendborg (11-9) to sixth ranked Randers (9-12) 80-77 on Wednesday evening. The guests trailed by 10 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 3 points. 25 personal fouls committed by Svendborg helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for Nigerian-American guard Deuce Bello (193-92, college: E.Tenn.St.) who led his team to a victory with 29 points and 6 rebounds. American-Belizean point guard Charles Burgess (186-84, college: Texas Tech) contributed with 17 points and 4 assists for the winners. American point guard Stefan Bonneau (177-87, college: LIU Post) answered with 27 points and Cameroonian forward Harding NaNa (203-81, college: Delaware) added 9 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Svendborg. Svendborg's coach Arnar Gudjonsson tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Randers maintains sixth place with 9-12 record. Svendborg at the other side keeps the third position with nine games lost. Randers are looking forward to face league's second-placed Bakken in Aarhus in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Svendborg will play on the road against Naestved and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Randers: D.Bello 29+6reb+1ast, C.Burgess 17+2reb+4ast, E.Kibi 11+4reb+1ast, S.Carter 9+8reb+2ast, C.Nielsen 8+4reb+4ast, B.Colas 4+3reb
Svendborg: S.Bonneau 27+2reb+3ast, C.Jones 12+5reb, A.Porta 10+3reb+1ast, H.NaNa 9+8reb+4ast, A.Aboubakar Zaki 6+4reb, A.Bak 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 489085


Stevnsgade - Svendborg 84-106

Bottom-ranked Stevnsgade is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 18th consecutive match to third ranked Svendborg (11-9) 106-84 on Friday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Svendborg. Stevnsgade managed to win third quarter 30-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Svendborg shot 60.9 percent from the field. They shot the lights out from three sinking 15 long-distance shots on high 57.7 percentage. American players dominated the game. Forward Darious Moten (199-92, college: Mercer) nailed 19 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side and guard Cameron Jones (193-93, college: Radford) accounted for 24 points and 5 rebounds. Jones is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five Svendborg players scored in double figures. Svendborg's coach Arnar Gudjonsson felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Power forward Davie Champagnie (206-90, college: Martin Methodist) came up with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds and forward Nathan Gibbs (204-89, college: Westmont) added 20 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Stevnsgade in the defeat. Svendborg maintains third place with 11-9 record having five points less than leader Horsens IC. Loser Stevnsgade still closes the standings. Svendborg will meet Naestved (#4) on the road in the next round. Stevnsgade will play against the league's leader Horsens IC (#1) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Svendborg: C.Jones 24+5reb, D.Moten 19+8reb+3ast, S.Bonneau 17+2reb+4ast, H.NaNa 14+5reb+1ast, M.Kelly 11+3reb+1ast, C.Magaard 7+2reb+2ast
Stevnsgade: J.Sandager 24+2reb, N.Gibbs 20+5reb+2ast, D.Champagnie 18+12reb+2ast, F.Rajovic 8+1reb+4ast, N.Christensen 6+1reb+3ast, J.Visaq 6+6reb+1ast
gschID: 489081





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  D-LEAGUE  

Standings

D-League Standings
Atlantic Division
 1. Maine RC 19-12 
 2. Delaware 87ers 16-13 
 3. Westchester K. 13-16 
 4. Long Island N. 12-20 
 5. Greensboro S. 11-20 
 6. Erie Bay H. 7-22 
Central Division
 1. Raptors 905 22-7 
 2. Ft.Wayne MA 18-10 
 3. Canton C. 16-13 
 4. Grand Rapids D. 15-16 
 5. Windy City B. 11-16 
Pacific Division
 1. Los Angeles D. 24-6 
 2. Santa Cruz W. 17-12 
 3. N.Arizona S. 12-15 
 4. Reno B. 11-20 
 5. Salt Lake City S. 10-20 
Southwest Division
 1. Oklahoma City B 21-10 
 2. Sioux Falls S. 20-11 
 3. Rio Grande VV 18-14 
 4. Austin S. 14-17 
 5. Texas L. 13-15 
 6. Iowa E. 7-22 

Regular Season: Round 74

Feb. 3: Santa Cruz W. - Iowa E. 98-92
Feb. 3: Westchester K. - Windy City B. 98-102
Feb. 3: Texas L. - Oklahoma City B 128-101
Feb. 3: Greensboro S. - Long Island N. 126-108
Feb. 3: Canton C. - Grand Rapids D. 107-114
Feb. 3: Reno B. - Salt Lake City S. 104-121
Feb. 3: Rio Grande VV - Austin S. 103-108

Regular Season: Round 75

Feb. 4: Westchester K. - Windy City B.
Feb. 4: Maine RC - Delaware 87ers
Feb. 4: Erie Bay H. - Canton C.
Feb. 4: Greensboro S. - Long Island N.
Feb. 4: Grand Rapids D. - Raptors 905
Feb. 4: Oklahoma City B - Los Angeles D.
Feb. 4: Texas L. - Sioux Falls S.
Feb. 4: Salt Lake City S. - Iowa E.
Feb. 4: N.Arizona S. - Santa Cruz W.


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Pierre JACKSON
  Texas L.
  (180-PG-91)
  Avg: 29.6
 1. Jackson, Texas L.29.6 
 2. Harris, Texas L.26.7 
 3. Cook, Canton C.25.5 
 4. Blue, Los A.25.3 
 5. Patterson, Reno B.24.0 
 6. Crawford, Grand R.23.1 
 7. Nader, Maine RC22.4 
 8. Murphy, Grand R.21.7 
 9. Brown, Erie Bay H.21.6 
 10. Jones, Maine RC21.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joel BOLOMBOY
  Salt L.
  (206-F-94)
  Avg: 13.4
 1. Bolomboy, Salt L.13.4 
 2. Costello, Iowa E.11.6 
 3. Moreland, Canton C.11.6 
 4. Long, Delaware.11.1 
 5. Benson, Sioux F.10.7 
 6. Onuaku, Rio G.10.3 
 7. Wood, Greensbo.10.0 
 8. Webb III, Delaware.9.3 
 9. McKinnie, Windy C.9.1 
 10. Jones, Maine RC9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Josh MAGETTE
  Los A.
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Magette, Los A.9.8 
 2. McGrath, Long I.8.9 
 3. Stone, Ft.Wayne MA8.6 
 4. Dinwiddie, Windy C.8.1 
 5. McCallum, Grand R.7.4 
 6. Weber, Sioux F.7.3 
 7. VanVleet, Raptors .7.0 
 8. Jackson, Texas L.6.7 
 9. Pressey, Santa C.6.7 
 10. Murray, Austin S.6.4 
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. McCallum, Grand R.2.4 
 4. Harris, Texas L.2.4 
 5. Caruso, Oklahoma.2.4 
 6. Pressey, Santa C.2.1 
 7. Fells, Westches.2.1 
 8. Evans, Canton C.2.1 
 9. Murray, Austin S.2.0 
 10. Patterson, Reno B.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Keith BENSON
  Sioux F.
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Benson, Sioux F.2.6 
 2. Wood, Greensbo.2.6 
 3. Tavares, Raptors .2.5 
 4. Moreland, Canton C.2.4 
 5. Papagiannis, Reno B.2.3 
 6. Diallo, Austin S.2.1 
 7. Williams, Iowa E.2.0 
 8. Acy, Texas L.2.0 
 9. Hammons, Texas L.1.9 
 10. Brown, Windy C.1.9 


Knicks land John Jenkins - by Eurobasket News

Westchester Knicks landed 26-year old guard John Jenkins (193-98kg-91, college: Vanderbilt). He played recently at Phoenix Suns in the NBA, but was released by the team last month. But in four games he averaged just 1.8ppg this season. The last season Jenkins played at the Mavericks where in 21 NBA games he had 3.3ppg and 1.0rpg.
In 2012 he was drafted by Atlanta Hawks (NBA) in first round (23rd overall).
Among other achievements Jenkins received NABC Division I All-District 21 1st Team award back in 2011 and 2012.
He represented USA at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 13.3ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 52.0%, 3PT: 39.6%, FT: 90.9%.
Jenkins has played previously for three other D-League teams: Salt Lake City Stars, Northern Arizona Suns and Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: (by Jorrye Nixon for NBADraft.net in 2012)
Has a natural, fundamentally sound jumper that allows him to be nearly equally effective spotting up, coming off screens, and off the dribble … Always shoots the same shot, and keeps his shoulders and feet squared at all times … Quick release. He struggles off the dribble to create much offense for himself because he simply doesn't have the quickness to be more than a sporadic slasher to the rim … Doesn't have many moves when handling the ball, and only does handle the ball when a jumper is simply out of the question
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Jaleel Cousins signs at Bighorns - by Eurobasket News

Reno Bighorns landed 24-year old center Jaleel Cousins (211-117kg-93, college: S.Florida). He played recently at Texas Legends (D-League). In 15 games he averaged 3.4ppg and 1.9rpg this season. Cousins was called during the season by the Dallas Mavericks.
He graduated from University of South Florida in 2016 and it is his first season in pro basketball.

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Iowa Energy cut Deandre Mathieu - by Eurobasket News

Iowa Energy cut point guard Deandre Mathieu (175-73kg, college: Minnesota, agency: Two Points). In 6 D-League games he averaged 4.7ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.7apg and 1.3spg this season.
Last year (a year after his graduation) Mathieu was drafted by Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League) in third round (65th overall).
He graduated from University of Minnesota in 2015 and it is his second season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Mathieu won NIT championship title in 2014. He received also NJCAA D1 All-America 1st Team award back in 2013 at his college time.

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Williams comes back to Iowa Energy - by Eurobasket News

Iowa Energy landed 23-year old small forward Troy Williams (201-93kg-94, college: Indiana). It is actually his comeback to Iowa Energy as he has played here before. Williams started the season at Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA. In 24 games he recorded 5.3ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.0spg this season.
Williams' team won Big Ten Regular Season in 2016.
He graduated from Indiana University in 2016 and it is his first season in pro basketball.

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Drive Top Charge Behind 28 Points from Murphy, Crawford - by Eurobasket News

Losing Ray McCallum to the NBA earlier in the day did not stop the Grand Rapids Drive (15-16) from defeating the Canton Charge (16-13) on the road on Friday night. They prevailed 114-107 as Kevin Murphy (6'5''-G-90, college: Tenn Tech) and Jordan Crawford (6'4''-G-88, college: Xavier) each scored 28 points. It was the third win in a row for the Drive, who had won just one of seven before this three-game winning streak. The Charge had a great first quarter, jumping out to a 38-26 advantage, but they managed just 17 points in the second quarter and the Drive pulled within one by halftime, and then pulled away slightly over the third and fourth quarters. Grand Rapids outscored Canton by four points in both the third and fourth quarters. In addition to Murphy and Crawford, Henry Ellenson (6'10''-C-97, college: Marquette) scored 17 points with 12 rebounds on assignment from the Detroit Pistons. Michael Gbinije (6'7''-F-92, college: Syracuse), another Pistons player on assignment, was the only other Grand Rapids player in double digits with 14 points. Canton's starters put up a number of great statistical feats, although no bench player scored more than four points for the Charge. John Holland (6'5''-F/G-88, college: Boston U.) scored 28 points with seven rebounds, Quinn Cook (6'2''-PG-93, college: Duke) had 25 points and 11 assists, Chris Evans scored 20 points and Roosevelt Jones dominated the paint to the tune of 13 points, 20 rebounds and five assists. The game was played at a breakneck pace, as Canton hoisted 105 shot attempts, bolstered by 21 offensive rebounds to nine for the Drive. They also gathered 28 assists to 16 from Grand Rapids. Despite the second-chance opportunities and ball movement, the Charge couldn't quite keep their efficiency up thanks to hitting just 8 of 35 attempts from behind the three-point line. Both teams have now finished up the first game of a back-to-back. The Drive will host Raptors 905 at the DeltaPlex tomorrow night, while the Charge travel to Erie to square off with the BayHawks.
Courtesy of: oursportscentral.com



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  EL SALVADOR  


Al Arabi inks Chaz Franklin, ex Arcense !! - by Ahmad Madwar

Al Arabi (SBL) agreed terms with experienced 36-year old American point guard Chaz Franklin (180-81, college: Roberts Wesleyan). He played last summer at Arcense in Salvadorean Liga MB. In 27 games he had very impressive stats: 20.5ppg, 5.6rpg, 6.6apg (top 5) and 2.9spg (in top 5). A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Latinbasket.com All-El Salvador Liga Mayor Torneo Clausura Honorable Mention.
Franklin won Guatemalan Asociacion de Baloncesto Atletico championship title in 2011.
He is quite experienced player. Franklin has played in nine different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Bosnia, Colombia (Islanders), Finland (Ura Basket), Germany, Italy, Kuwait (Al Sahel), Venezuela and Guatemala (Amatitlan).
Franklin is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league on the market.
He attended Roberts Wesleyan College until 2005 and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season as a professional player.
Franklin could be described: Extremely athletic guard, with the ability to play both backcourt positions. Has ability to play above the rim. Solid ball-handler and exceptional onball defender...due to good lateral quickness and great upper body strength. Excellent penetrator, with ability to finish against taller defenders or create for others...by dishing or kicking to shooters. Great in catch and shoot situations. Rebounds extremely well for his size and plays game with grit and toughness.

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Aurel Vlaicu Bucuresti lands Eddie Ishman, ex Denver-FAS - by Igor Obradovic

Col. Aurel Vlaicu Bucuresti (Liga I) tabbed 32-year old American forward Eddie Ishman (196-85, college: Miles). He played in the summer at Denver-FAS San Salvador in Salvadorean Liga MB, but left. In 12 games he averaged impressive 26.3ppg, 9.8rpg, 2.0apg, 2.2spg and 1.3bpg.
Ishman has played also professionally in CBL (Birmingham S.) and ABA (Lions Basketball, Birmingham Blitz, Columbus/Montgomery Black Hawks and Georgia R.).
He attended Miles College until 2009 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

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  ESTONIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Djordje DZELETOVIC
  TL.
  (205-C-93)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Dzeletovic, TL.21.4 
 2. Baker, Tarvas20.1 
 3. van der Mars, Rap.19.6 
 4. Jarvelainen, TTU18.7 
 5. Volkus, Parnu18.1 
 6. Olmre, TTU17.9 
 7. Strupovics, Valga16.0 
 8. Bubalo, Parnu15.0 
 9. Bratoz, Rapla14.0 
 10. Post, Tarvas13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas VAN DER MARS
  Rap.
  (208-C-90)
  Avg: 14.2
 1. van der Mars, Rap.14.2 
 2. Baker, Tarvas9.2 
 3. Jarvelainen, TTU9.1 
 4. Jois, TU/Rock8.7 
 5. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.8.4 
 6. Milka, TU/Rock8.4 
 7. Soodla, Noorteliiga7.9 
 8. Bubalo, Parnu7.0 
 9. Dzeletovic, TL.6.8 
 10. Marshall, TL.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Norman KABIN
  Parnu
  (188-PG-97)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Kabin, Parnu4.7 
 2. Bratoz, Rapla4.5 
 3. Harper, Kalev/Cr.4.4 
 4. Sokk, TU/Rock4.3 
 5. Olmre, TTU4.2 
 6. Post, Tarvas4.2 
 7. Saage, TL.4.1 
 8. Paiste, Tarvas4.0 
 9. Jones, TL.4.0 
 10. Okereafor, Parnu3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Taavi JURKATAMM
  Noorteli.
  (201-SG-97)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.2.1 
 2. Okereafor, Parnu2.0 
 3. Paiste, Tarvas1.9 
 4. Kabin, Parnu1.9 
 5. Dzeletovic, TL.1.8 
 6. Harper, Kalev/Cr.1.7 
 7. Tamm, TL.1.7 
 8. Olmre, TTU1.7 
 9. Post, Tarvas1.7 
 10. Bratoz, Rapla1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Cedric SIMMONS
  Kalev/Cr.
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Simmons, Kalev/Cr.1.4 
 2. van der Mars, Rap.1.2 
 3. Bubalo, Parnu1.2 
 4. Upshaw, Kalev/Cr.1.0 
 5. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.1.0 
 6. Tollefsen, Kalev/Cr.0.9 
 7. Raadik, TTU0.8 
 8. Marshall, TL.0.8 
 9. Gladness, Kalev/Cr.0.7 
 10. Perine, Tarvas0.7 


Alexela KML Round 15: Kalev/Cramo beat Parnu by three after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 15 in the Alexela KML took place in Parnu. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 5th ranked Parnu (9-8) to second ranked Kalev/Cramo (12-2) 74-71 on Sunday evening. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. It was a good game for the former international guard Rain Veideman (192-91) who led his team to a victory with 16 points and 4 assists. American-Bulgarian power forward Cedric Simmons (206-86, college: N.Carolina St.) contributed with 11 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Croatian center Domagoj Bubalo (212-91) answered with 23 points and 5 rebounds for Parnu. Kalev/Cramo have an impressive series of twelve victories in a row. Defending champion maintains second place with 12-2 record having 2 victories less than leader TU/Rock. Parnu at the other side dropped to the fourth position with eight games lost. Kalev/Cramo will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Parnu will play at home against the league's leader TU/Rock (#1) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Tallinn: Kalev/Cramo (#2) and TLU/Kalev (#7). TLU/Kalev was crushed at home by 24 points 64-88 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of TLU/Kalev. It was a great evening for American Mark Tollefsen (206-92, college: Arizona) who led his team to a victory scoring 29 points and 8 rebounds. Erik Keedus helped adding 13 points and 9 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Serbian center Djordje Dzeletovic (205-93, agency: AproK Sports Group) with 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. The victory was the twelfth consecutive win for Kalev/Cramo. Defending champion maintains second place with 12-2 record having 2 victories less than leader TU/Rock. TLU/Kalev at the other side keeps the seventh position with 11 games lost. Kalev/Cramo will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. TLU/Kalev will play on the road against Rapla (#3) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
An interesting game for TU/Rock (14-2) which played road game in Tallinn against 4th placed TTU (8-6). First ranked TU/Rock had an easy win 85-54. It was an exceptional evening for Venky Jois who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds. TU/Rock's coach Gert Kullamae felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Joonas Jarvelainen came up with 11 points and 7 rebounds for TTU in the defeat. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for TU/Rock. They maintain first place with 14-2 record. Loser TTU dropped to the fifth position with six games lost. TU/Rock will meet Parnu (#4) on the road in the next round. TTU will play against BC Rakvere and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for TU/Rock (14-2) which played road game in Rapla against 3rd placed Rapla (9-4). First ranked TU/Rock managed to get a 6-point victory 79-73. The best player for the winners was Gert Dorbek who scored 26 points and 5 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). The victory was the fifth consecutive win for TU/Rock. They maintain first place with 14-2 record. Rapla at the other side keeps the third position with four games lost. TU/Rock's next round opponent will be Parnu (#4) on the road. Rapla will play against TLU/Kalev and hope to win that game.
Bottom-ranked Noorteliiga is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their 12th consecutive match to sixth ranked BC Rakvere (5-10) 83-65 on Friday evening. It was a good game for Oliver Metsalu who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds. BC Rakvere maintains sixth place with 5-10 record. Noorteliiga lost their twelfth game in a row. They still close the standings with 12 games lost. BC Rakvere will face higher ranked TTU (#5) in Tallinn in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.

In the last two games of round 15 Parnu smashed Tarvas on the road 93-70. TTU won against Valga on its own court 98-87.
The most impressive performance of 15th round was 20 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists by Mihkel Kirves of Parnu.

Tarvas - Parnu 70-93

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fifth ranked Parnu's (9-8) road victory over 6th ranked BC Rakvere (5-10) 93-70 on Wednesday. The game without a history. Parnu led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to BC Rakvere's 28. They outrebounded BC Rakvere 47-29 including a 35-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. BC Rakvere was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for forward Mihkel Kirves (190-96) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Center Karl-Martin Kask (209-95) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Point guard Siim-Markus Post (183-97) answered with 25 points and 5 rebounds and forward Tonis Peil (196-93) added 15 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for BC Rakvere. Five Parnu and four BC Rakvere players scored in double figures. BC Rakvere's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Parnu moved-up to fourth place. Loser BC Rakvere keeps the sixth position with ten games lost. Parnu will face league's leader TU/Rock in Tartu in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. BC Rakvere will play on the road against TTU (#5) in Tallinn and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Parnu: M.Kirves 20+12reb+4ast, S.Sutt 17+2reb+2ast, E.Seskus 13+6reb+2ast, R.Raap 12+8reb+4ast, N.Kabin 10+2reb+5ast, K.Kask 10+13reb+2ast
Tarvas: S.Post 25+5reb+1ast, T.Peil 15+8reb, O.Metsalu 13+3reb+2ast, S.Saaremael 11+1reb+3ast, M.Paiste 6+7reb+5ast, L.Mets 0+3reb+1ast
gschID: 534963


TTU - TU/Rock 54-85

An interesting game for TU/Rock (14-2) which played road game in Tallinn against 4th placed TTU (8-6). First ranked TU/Rock had an easy win 85-54. The game without a history. TU/Rock led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to TTU's 28. They outrebounded TTU 44-21 including a 18-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was an exceptional evening for Australian forward Venky Jois (202-93, college: E.Washington) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds. American guard Mandell Thomas (188-93, college: Fordham) accounted for 18 points and 4 steals for the winning side. Five TU/Rock players scored in double figures. TU/Rock's coach Gert Kullamae felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international forward Joonas Jarvelainen (202-90, agency: Octagon Europe) came up with 11 points and 7 rebounds and the former international Toomas Raadik (202-90, agency: Promotex) added 8 points and 6 rebounds respectively for TTU in the defeat. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for TU/Rock. They maintain first place with 14-2 record. Loser TTU dropped to the fifth position with six games lost. TU/Rock will meet Parnu (#4) on the road in the next round. TTU will play against BC Rakvere and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
TU/Rock: M.Thomas 18+3reb+1ast, V.Jois 16+13reb+3ast, D.Milka 13+8reb+1ast, J.Talts 11+6reb+1ast, T.Sokk 10+4ast, M.Rosenthal 6+4ast
TTU: J.Jarvelainen 11+7reb+1ast, I.Pajumets 10+2reb, T.Raadik 8+6reb+1ast, N.Vujovic 7+4reb, R.Kuimet 7+1reb, K.Akenparg 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 524430


TLU/Kalev - Kalev/Cramo 64-88

Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Tallinn: Kalev/Cramo (#2) and TLU/Kalev (#7). TLU/Kalev was crushed at home by 24 points 64-88 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of TLU/Kalev. The game was mostly controlled by Kalev/Cramo. TLU/Kalev was better in third quarter 21-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded TLU/Kalev 52-28 including a 20-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great evening for American Mark Tollefsen (206-92, college: Arizona) who led his team to a victory scoring 29 points and 8 rebounds. The former international forward Erik Keedus (198-90) helped adding 13 points and 9 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Serbian center Djordje Dzeletovic (205-93, agency: AproK Sports Group) with 19 points and 6 rebounds and forward Janis Vahter (196-86) scored 16 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the twelfth consecutive win for Kalev/Cramo. Defending champion maintains second place with 12-2 record having 2 victories less than leader TU/Rock. TLU/Kalev at the other side keeps the seventh position with 11 games lost. Kalev/Cramo will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. TLU/Kalev will play on the road against Rapla (#3) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Kalev/Cramo: M.Tollefsen 29+8reb, E.Keedus 13+9reb+3ast, R.Veideman 10+2reb+5ast, V.Liutych 9+2reb+1ast, M.Tass 7+4reb, S.Sokk 5+4reb+2ast
TLU/Kalev: D.Dzeletovic 19+6reb+1ast, J.Vahter 16+3reb, R.Tamm 9+6reb+4ast, M.Kurg 7+4reb+3ast, K.Saage 5+2reb+1ast, K.Saks 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 524431


Parnu - Kalev/Cramo 71-74

The most exciting game of round 15 in the Alexela KML took place in Parnu. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 5th ranked Parnu (9-8) to second ranked Kalev/Cramo (12-2) 74-71 on Sunday evening. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. It was a good game for the former international guard Rain Veideman (192-91) who led his team to a victory with 16 points and 4 assists. American-Bulgarian power forward Cedric Simmons (206-86, college: N.Carolina St.) contributed with 11 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four Kalev/Cramo players scored in double figures. Croatian center Domagoj Bubalo (212-91) answered with 23 points and 5 rebounds and forward Mihkel Kirves (190-96) added 9 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Parnu. Kalev/Cramo have an impressive series of twelve victories in a row. Defending champion maintains second place with 12-2 record having 2 victories less than leader TU/Rock. Parnu at the other side dropped to the fourth position with eight games lost. Kalev/Cramo will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Parnu will play at home against the league's leader TU/Rock (#1) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Kalev/Cramo: R.Veideman 16+1reb+4ast, V.Liutych 13+3reb+1ast, M.Tollefsen 13+2reb, C.Simmons 11+8reb+2ast, D.Harper 8+9reb+3ast, S.Sokk 6+3reb+2ast
Parnu: D.Bubalo 23+5reb, E.Seskus 12+3reb+1ast, S.Sutt 10+3reb+5ast, M.Kirves 9+9reb+3ast, K.Kask 6+4reb, R.Hallik 6+5reb+3ast
gschID: 524429


Rapla - TU/Rock 73-79

An interesting game for TU/Rock (14-2) which played road game in Rapla against 3rd placed Rapla (9-4). First ranked TU/Rock managed to get a 6-point victory 79-73. It looked good early as Rapla took a 6-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then TU/Rock had a 26-12 second period charge getting the lead and Rapla was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 73-79. TU/Rock players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. The best player for the winners was the former international Gert Dorbek (193-85) who scored 26 points and 5 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). American guard Mandell Thomas (188-93, college: Fordham) chipped in 17 points and 6 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Dutch center Thomas van der Mars (208-90, college: Portland) who recorded a double-double by scoring 22 points and 15 rebounds and international Martin Paasoja (191-93) added 18 points and 5 rebounds respectively. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for TU/Rock. They maintain first place with 14-2 record. Rapla at the other side keeps the third position with four games lost. TU/Rock's next round opponent will be Parnu (#4) on the road. Rapla will play against TLU/Kalev and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
TU/Rock: G.Dorbek 26+5reb, M.Thomas 17+6reb+2ast, J.Joesaar 12+5reb+2ast, T.Sokk 8+2reb+6ast, V.Jois 6+9reb+2ast, J.Talts 6+3reb+10ast
Rapla: T.van der Mars 22+15reb, M.Paasoja 18+5reb+3ast, D.Bratoz 14+3reb+3ast, K.Voolaid 8+11reb+2ast, R.Suarez 6+1reb+6ast, S.Kaldre 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 524428


Tarvas - Noorteliiga 83-65

Bottom-ranked Noorteliiga is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their 12th consecutive match to sixth ranked BC Rakvere (5-10) 83-65 on Friday evening. Noorteliiga trailed 42-41 at halftime, rallying from a 31-15 deficit at the end of first quarter to trim the gap. BC Rakvere forced 26 Noorteliiga turnovers. It was a good game for swingman Oliver Metsalu (196-93) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds. Point guard Siim-Markus Post (183-97) contributed with 18 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Four BC Rakvere players scored in double figures. Power forward Madis Soodla (205-97) answered with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds and point guard Ron-Arnar Pehka (185-98) added 18 points and 4 steals in the effort for Noorteliiga. BC Rakvere maintains sixth place with 5-10 record. Noorteliiga lost their twelfth game in a row. They still close the standings with 12 games lost. BC Rakvere will face higher ranked TTU (#5) in Tallinn in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Tarvas: O.Metsalu 19+10reb+3ast, S.Post 18+7reb+7ast, J.Baker 16+11reb+1ast, T.Peil 12+6reb, A.Talu 7+2reb, M.Paiste 6+2reb+4ast
Noorteliiga: R.Pehka 18+4reb+3ast, M.Soodla 17+11reb+1ast, K.Jurjens 10+2reb+1ast, O.Suurorg 7+2reb, T.Kaldre 6+3reb+5ast, T.Jurkatamm 4+15reb+3ast
gschID: 524427


TTU - Valga 98-87

Rather expected game when 7th ranked Valga (5-12) lost to fourth ranked TTU (8-6) in Tallinn 87-98 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by TTU. Valga was better in second period 20-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Valga was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for the former international forward Joonas Jarvelainen (202-90, agency: Octagon Europe) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 15 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Sten Olmre (192-95) contributed with 25 points and 4 assists for the winners. Five TTU players scored in double figures. Latvian Ivars Rihards Zvigurs (198-95) answered with a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds and Latvian guard Sandis Silavs (194-88) added 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Valga. Despite that victory TTU went down to fifth position due to points difference. Valga lost their fourth game in a row. They dropped to the eighth place with 12 games lost. TTU will face BC Rakvere (#6) at home in the next round.
Top scorers:
TTU: J.Jarvelainen 25+15reb, S.Olmre 25+3reb+4ast, K.Akenparg 14+7ast, T.Raadik 12+2reb+4ast, N.Vujovic 11+2reb, S.Viilup 9+3reb
Valga: I.Rihards Zvigurs 35+10reb+1ast, R.Lindments 17+3reb+2ast, S.Silavs 13+5reb+5ast, V.Veski 8+2reb+2ast, V.Kriisa 7+3reb+2ast, K.Kanbergs 5+7reb+5ast
gschID: 524426





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  EUROLEAGUE  

Standings

Euroleague Standings
 1 Real Madrid 16-5 
 2 CSKA 15-6 
 3 Olympiacos 15-6 
 4 Fenerbahce 14-7 
 5 Crvena Zvezda 12-9 
 6 Panathinaikos 12-9 
 7 Baskonia 12-9 
 8 Anadolu Efes 10-11 
 9 Darussafaka 10-11 
 10 Zalgiris 9-12 
 11 Brose Bask. 8-13 
 12 FC Barcelona 8-13 
 13 Unics 7-14 
 14 Maccabi T-A 7-14 
 15 EA7 Armani 7-14 
 16 Galatasaray 6-15 

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 2: Brose Bask. - Maccabi T-A 90-75
Feb. 2: EA7 Armani - Darussafaka 89-87
Feb. 2: Zalgiris - FC Barcelona 89-85
Feb. 3: Galatasaray - Panathinaikos 79-84
Feb. 2: Fenerbahce - CSKA 77-71
Feb. 2: Unics - Olympiacos 75-90
Feb. 3: Crvena Zvezda - Anadolu Efes 72-86
Feb. 3: Baskonia - Real Madrid 71-79

Regular Season: Round 22

Feb. 9: Anadolu Efes - EA7 Armani
Feb. 9: Maccabi T-A - Baskonia
Feb. 9: Panathinaikos - Brose Bask.
Feb. 9: Unics - Real Madrid
Feb. 10: CSKA - Crvena Zvezda
Feb. 10: Darussafaka - Fenerbahce
Feb. 10: FC Barcelona - Galatasaray
Feb. 10: Olympiacos - Zalgiris


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Keith LANGFORD
  Unics
  (193-SG-83)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Langford, Unics22.4 
 2. De Colo, CS.19.1 
 3. Llull, Real Madrid17.4 
 4. Goudelock, Maccabi .17.1 
 5. Teodosic, CSKA16.9 
 6. Wanamaker, Darussaf.15.2 
 7. Rice, FC Barcelona14.6 
 8. James, Panathin.14.2 
 9. Heurtel, Anadolu .13.7 
 10. Sanders, EA7 A.13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ognjen KUZMIC
  Crvena Z.
  (213-C-90)
  Avg: 8
 1. Kuzmic, Crvena Z.8.0 
 2. Melli, Brose Bask.7.9 
 3. Udoh, Fenerbahce7.7 
 4. Honeycutt, Anadolu .7.7 
 5. Voigtmann, Basko.7.3 
 6. Birch, Olympiacos6.8 
 7. Dorsey, FC Barce.6.3 
 8. Jankunas, Zalgiris6.1 
 9. Brown, Anadolu .6.1 
 10. Smith, Maccabi T-A6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Milos TEODOSIC
  CSKA
  (195-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Teodosic, CSKA7.6 
 2. Spanoulis, Olympiacos6.4 
 3. Llull, Real Madrid6.1 
 4. Larkin, Baskonia6.0 
 5. Calathes, Panathin.5.9 
 6. Jovic, Crvena Z.5.8 
 7. Guler, Galatasaray5.7 
 8. Heurtel, Anadolu .5.7 
 9. Colom, Unics5.4 
 10. Rice, FC Barcelona5.3 
Steals Per Game
 Charles JENKINS
  Crvena Z.
  (191-SG-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Jenkins, Crvena Z.2.0 
 2. Calathes, Panathin.1.8 
 3. Wilbekin, Darussafaka1.5 
 4. Larkin, Baskonia1.5 
 5. Wanamaker, Darussaf.1.4 
 6. Fernandez, Real M.1.3 
 7. Hanga, Baskonia1.3 
 8. Preldzic, Galatasaray1.2 
 9. Stoll, Unics1.2 
 10. Jovic, Crvena Z.1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekpe UDOH
  Fenerbahce
  (208-F/C-87)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Udoh, Fenerbahce2.1 
 2. Tyus, Galatasaray1.5 
 3. Parakhouski, Unics1.5 
 4. Pleiss, Galatasaray1.2 
 5. Randolph, Real Madrid1.1 
 6. Dunston, Anadolu .1.0 
 7. Zizic, Darussafaka1.0 
 8. Birch, Olympiacos1.0 
 9. Singleton, Panathin.1.0 
 10. Honeycutt, Anadolu .1.0 


Recap of Round 21 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

Crvena Zvezda - Anadolu Efes 72-86

We should mention about the upset which took place in Beograd, where higher ranked Serbian Crvena Zvezda (12-9) lost at home to ninth ranked Turkish Anadolu Efes (10-11) 72-86. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Crvena Zvezda. It looked good early as Crvena Zvezda took a 4-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Anadolu Efes had a 31-16 second period charge getting the lead and Crvena Zvezda was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 72-86. Anadolu Efes players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists. American forward Derrick Brown (203-87, college: Xavier) nailed a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side and French guard Thomas Heurtel (189-89, agency: BeoBasket) accounted for 12 points and 15 assists. Forward Marko Simonovic (201-86, agency: BeoBasket) came up with 17 points and 5 rebounds and American-Serbian Charles Jenkins (191-89, college: Hofstra) added 13 points and 7 assists respectively for Crvena Zvezda in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Anadolu Efes moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Darussafaka. Defending Serbian champion Crvena Zvezda keeps the fifth position with nine games lost. Anadolu Efes' next round opponent will be Armani Milano (#15) at home and are hoping to win another game. Crvena Zvezda will play against the league's second-placed CSKA (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Crvena Zvezda: M.Simonovic 17+5reb+2ast, C.Jenkins 13+3reb+7ast, M.Bjelica 12+1reb+1ast, N.Wolters 12+3reb+4ast, L.Mitrovic 6+4reb, M.Guduric 5+2reb+3ast
Anadolu Efes: D.Brown 20+11reb+2ast, D.Thomas 17+3reb, B.Dunston 16+4reb, T.Heurtel 12+1reb+15ast, J.Granger 6+4reb+4ast, C.Osman 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 473839


Baskonia - Real Madrid 71-79

Leader Real Madrid delivered the sixteenth victory on Friday night. This time they beat 6th ranked Baskonia (12-9) 79-71 in Vitoria. The game without a history. Real Madrid led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Slovenian point guard Luka Doncic (201-99) stepped up and scored 16 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners and Swedish-American Jeffery Taylor (201-89, college: Vanderbilt) chipped in 16 points. The best for the losing side was German center Johannes Voigtmann (211-92) with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists and French guard Rodrigue Beaubois (185-88) scored 20 points. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Real Madrid (16-5) have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. Defending Spanish champion maintains first place. Baskonia at the other side dropped to the fifth position with nine games lost. They share it with Panathinaikos and Crvena Zvezda. Real Madrid will meet Unics Kazan (#13) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Baskonia will play against Maccabi T-A (#14) in Tel-Aviv and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Baskonia: R.Beaubois 20+3reb+3ast, A.Hanga 12+6reb+2ast, J.Voigtmann 10+13reb+5ast, N.Laprovittola 8+3reb+4ast, A.Bargnani 5+1reb, S.Larkin 5+4reb+3ast
Real Madrid: L.Doncic 16+9reb+6ast, J.Taylor 16+4reb+1ast, G.Ayon 11+2reb+4ast, A.Randolph 9+3reb+2ast, S.Llull 7+4reb+8ast, O.Hunter 7+5reb
gschID: 473841


Galatasaray - Panathinaikos 79-84

There was no surprise in Istanbul where 16th ranked Turkish Galatasaray (6-15) was defeated by seventh ranked Greek Panathinaikos (12-9) 84-79 on Friday. The guests trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 84-79. Panathinaikos shot the lights out from three sinking 16 long-distance shots on high 51.6 percentage. The best player for the winners was American forward Chris Singleton (206-89, college: Florida St.) who scored 15 points and 5 rebounds. Dominican-American guard James Feldeine (193-88, college: Quinnipiac) chipped in 15 points and 4 assists. Panathinaikos' coach used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was American-Czech swingman Blake Schilb (201-83, college: Loyola, IL) who recorded 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and German center Tibor Pleiss (217-89) added 15 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Four Panathinaikos and five Galatasaray players scored in double figures. Panathinaikos moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Baskonia and Crvena Zvezda. Loser Galatasaray stay at the bottom position with 15 games lost. Panathinaikos will face Brose Baskets (#11) in Bamberg in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Galatasaray will play on the road against FC Barcelona (#12) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Galatasaray: T.Pleiss 15+5reb+3ast, V.Micov 14+4reb+4ast, B.Schilb 14+5reb+4ast, J.Diebler 11+2reb+1ast, S.Guler 11+4reb+2ast, A.Tyus 7+3reb
Panathinaikos: M.James 18+2ast, J.Feldeine 15+1reb+4ast, C.Singleton 15+5reb, N.Calathes 10+2reb+7ast, I.Bourousis 8+4reb+2ast, K.Rivers 8+4reb
gschID: 473840


EA7 Armani - Darussafaka 89-87

Bottom-ranked Italian Armani Milano managed to get a seventh victory. This time defending Italian champion edged eighth-ranked Turkish Darussafaka 89-87. Darussafaka was ahead by 12 points after three quarters before a 28-14 charge of Armani Milano, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great shooting night for Armani Milano especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 62.5 percentage. It was a good game for Croatian swingman Krunoslav Simon (197-85) who led his team to a victory with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Power forward Davide Pascolo (201-90) contributed with 15 points for the winners. American guard Brad Wanamaker (193-89, college: Pittsburgh) answered with 20 points and 6 assists and Croatian power forward Ante Zizic (210-97, agency: BeoBasket) added 17 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Darussafaka. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Defending Italian champion (7-14) moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Maccabi T-A and Unics. Darussafaka lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with 11 games lost. They share it with Anadolu Efes. Armani Milano will play against higher ranked Anadolu Efes (#8) in Istanbul in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Darussafaka will play at home against Fenerbahce where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Darussafaka: B.Wanamaker 20+4reb+6ast, D.Bertans 18+1reb+3ast, A.Zizic 17+8reb, A.Moerman 12+7reb+1ast, J.Anderson 8+1reb+4ast, W.Clyburn 7+5reb+1ast
EA7 Armani: D.Pascolo 15+4reb, K.Simon 15+6reb+4ast, R.Sanders 10+8reb+1ast, M.Macvan 10+2reb+2ast, M.Kalnietis 9+1reb+2ast, R.Hickman 9+2ast
gschID: 473835


Brose Bask. - Maccabi T-A 90-75

The game with biggest result difference took place in Bamberg. Local Brose Baskets (8-13) beat 13th ranked Israeli Maccabi T-A (7-14) 90-75 on Thursday night. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 49-32 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Brose Baskets shot 62.5 percent from the field. It was a great shooting night for Brose Baskets especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The best player for the winners was Latvian point guard Janis Strelnieks (191-89) who scored 25 points and 4 assists (perfect from the field making all ten shots !!!). American guard Darius Miller (202-90, college: Kentucky) chipped in 17 points. Four Brose Baskets players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Andrew Goudelock (190-88, college: Charleston) who recorded 22 points and the other American import DJ Seeley (193-89, college: CS Fullerton) added 19 points (went 12 for 12 at the free throw line !!!) respectively. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending German champion moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with FC Barcelona. Loser Maccabi T-A keeps the thirteenth position with 14 games lost. Brose Baskets will face higher ranked Panathinaikos (#6) in Athens in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Maccabi T-A will play at home against Baskonia (#7) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Maccabi T-A: A.Goudelock 22+1reb+2ast, D.Seeley 19+1reb, J.Alexander 9+5reb+1ast, D.Smith 8+4reb+2ast, G.Pnini 6+2reb+3ast, G.Mekel 4+1reb+1ast
Brose Bask.: J.Strelnieks 25+1reb+4ast, D.Miller 17+2reb+2ast, M.Lo 13+2reb+2ast, D.Theis 10+5reb, N.Melli 8+8reb+4ast, N.Zisis 7+6ast
gschID: 473834


Zalgiris - FC Barcelona 89-85

Everything could happen in Kaunas at the game between two tied teams. Both eleventh ranked Lithuanian Zalgiris and 10th ranked Spanish FC Barcelona had identical 8-12 record. This time Zalgiris used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Barcelona 89-85 on Thursday night. FC Barcelona was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Zalgiris made 19-of-23 free shots (82.6 percent) during the game. FC Barcelona was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was point guard Lukas Lekavicius (180-94) who scored 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Guard Edgaras Ulanovas (197-92) chipped in 17 points and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Juan Carlos Navarro (192-80) who recorded 17 points and 4 assists and American-Montenegrin point guard Tyrese Rice (185-87, college: Boston Coll.) added 12 points and 7 assists respectively. Four Zalgiris and five FC Barcelona players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. The victory was the third consecutive win for Zalgiris. Defending Lithuanian champion (9-12) moved-up to tenth place. FC Barcelona lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the eleventh position with 13 games lost. Zalgiris will face higher ranked Olympiacos (#3) in Athens in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. FC Barcelona will play at home against Galatasaray (#16) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
FC Barcelona: J.Carlos Navarro 17+1reb+4ast, P.Koponen 12+1ast, T.Rice 12+1reb+7ast, J.Doellman 11+5reb+1ast, V.Faverani 11+5reb+2ast, S.Perperoglou 7+2reb+4ast
Zalgiris: E.Ulanovas 17+4reb+4ast, L.Lekavicius 17+5reb+4ast, P.Jankunas 15+4reb, A.Milaknis 14+1reb, L.Westermann 8+3reb+6ast, B.Motum 8+3reb
gschID: 473838


Fenerbahce - CSKA 77-71

The game between second ranked Russian CSKA (15-6) and fourth ranked Turkish Fenerbahce (14-7) was the most important one in the last round on Thursday night. CSKA was defeated by Fenerbahce in a tough game in Istanbul 71-77. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 24-11 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Fenerbahce made 27-of-32 free shots (84.4 percent) during the game. 28 personal fouls committed by CSKA helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Nigerian power forward Ekpe Udoh (208-87, college: Baylor) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds. Serbian swingman Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-92) chipped in 12 points and 8 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was French Nando De Colo (196-87) who recorded 23 points and 4 assists and American guard Cory Higgins (195-89, college: Colorado) added 11 points respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Fenerbahce have a solid series of four victories in a row. Defending Turkish champion maintains fourth place with 14-7 record. Defending Russian champion CSKA keeps the second position with six games lost. They share it with Olympiacos. Fenerbahce's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Istanbul to the arena Darussafaka.
Top scorers:
CSKA: N.De Colo 23+3reb+4ast, C.Higgins 11+3reb+3ast, A.Vorontsevich 8+3reb, J.Augustine 6+5reb, N.Kurbanov 6+6reb, K.Hines 5+2reb
Fenerbahce: E.Udoh 15+11reb+2ast, B.Bogdanovic 12+2reb+8ast, L.Datome 10+6reb+1ast, P.Antic 9+5reb, K.Sloukas 9+1reb+2ast, J.Nunnally 7+1reb+2ast
gschID: 473836


Unics - Olympiacos 75-90

Very expected game when 14th ranked Russian Unics Kazan (7-14) was defeated at home by third ranked Greek Olympiacos (15-6) 90-75 on Thursday. The game was mostly controlled by Olympiacos. Unics Kazan was better in third quarter 18-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Olympiacos shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 56.0 percentage. The best player for the winners was American point guard Erick Green (190-91, college: Virginia Tech) who scored 25 points (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Georgios Printezis (204-85, agency: Octagon Europe) chipped in 20 points and 4 assists. Four Olympiacos players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American Keith Langford (193-83, college: Kansas) who recorded 25 points and 7 assists and forward Pavel Antipov (203-91) added 19 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) respectively. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending Greek champion moved-up to second place, which they share with CSKA. Unics Kazan lost their fourth game in a row. They dropped to the thirteenth position with 14 games lost. Olympiacos will face Zalgiris (#10) in Kaunas in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Unics Kazan will play at home against the league's leader Real Madrid and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Unics: K.Langford 25+2reb+7ast, P.Antipov 19+2reb+2ast, A.Parakhouski 14+6reb+3ast, K.Kaimakoglou 4+4reb, M.Banic 4+1reb, P.Stoll 3+1reb+2ast
Olympiacos: E.Green 25+3reb+2ast, G.Printezis 20+3reb+4ast, N.Milutinov 11+7reb+1ast, K.Papanikolaou 10+3reb+4ast, E.Mantzaris 9+3reb+6ast, D.Agravanis 6+1reb
gschID: 473837





Orlando Johnson leaves Unics - by Eurobasket News

28-year old American swingman Orlando Johnson (196-99kg-89, college: UCSB) left Unics Kazan (VTB). In 15 EuroLeague games he had 7.6ppg and 2.2rpg this season. He also played 8 games in VTB United League where he recorded very impressive stats: 15.9ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.9apg.
In 2012 Johnson was drafted by Sacramento Kings (NBA) in second round (36th overall). He attended Univ. of California-Santa Barbara and it is his fifth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Johnson's team made it to the D-League Semifinals in 2016. He was selected to D-League All-Star Game in 2016.
Johnson represented USA at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 7.1ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 86.7%.
Johnson is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in six different countries. Johnson tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Italy (Enel Brindisi), Philippines (B.Ginebra), Spain, NBA (New Orleans Pelicans, Milwaukee Bucks, Phoenix Suns and Indiana Pacers), D-League (Austin Spurs) and China (Guangxi).

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  FINLAND  

Standings - Korisliiga

Korisliiga Standings
 1. Helsinki Seagulls 18-6 
 2. Salon Vilpas 18-6 
 3. Kataja Basket 15-8 
 4. Kauhajoki 15-10 
 5. Lapua 13-12 
 6. BC Nokia 11-15 
 7. Kouvot 10-13 
 8. KTP Basket 10-16 
 9. Pyrinto 9-17 
 10. Korihait 4-20 

Regular Season: Round 28

Feb. 3: Pyrinto - BC Nokia 89-92 OT
Feb. 3: Lapua - KTP Basket 81-90
Feb. 3: Helsinki Seagulls - Kataja Basket 61-91
Feb. 5: Kouvot - Kauhajoki


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Jamal JONES
  Lapua
  (203-G-93)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Jones, Lapua22.5 
 2. Gay, KTP Basket20.3 
 3. Pledger, Kouvot20.0 
 4. Morris, Lapua17.7 
 5. Brown, Kataja B.17.5 
 6. Hollins, Kauhajoki17.5 
 7. Bullock, Pyrinto16.6 
 8. Holsey, Kauhajoki16.5 
 9. Dia, BC Nokia15.6 
 10. Buckles, Kouvot15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus VAN
  Korihait
  (201-F/C-87)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Van, Korihait10.8 
 2. Buckles, Kouvot10.2 
 3. Judge, Pyrinto9.3 
 4. Pratt, KTP Basket8.8 
 5. Kaunisto, Kouvot8.7 
 6. Coleman, Salon Vilpas8.6 
 7. Bristol, Kataja B.8.5 
 8. Morris, Lapua8.2 
 9. Williams, Lapua8.2 
 10. Bullock, Pyrinto8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Teemu RANNIKKO
  Kataja B.
  (189-PG-80)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Rannikko, Kataja B.7.3 
 2. Pratt, KTP Basket7.0 
 3. Nikkarinen, Helsinki.7.0 
 4. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki6.0 
 5. Edwards, Lapua4.8 
 6. Williams, Lapua4.7 
 7. Jalonen, Korihait4.4 
 8. Minard, Pyrinto4.3 
 9. Hirvonen, Kouvot4.0 
 10. Skamo, BC Nokia3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Monyea PRATT
  KTP Basket
  (196-SF-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Pratt, KTP Basket2.4 
 2. Mullings, Kataja B.2.1 
 3. Hollins, Kauhajoki1.9 
 4. Horne, Kouvot1.9 
 5. Barrett, BC Nokia1.8 
 6. Minard, Pyrinto1.8 
 7. Coleman, Salon Vilpas1.7 
 8. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki1.6 
 9. Sanders, BC Nokia1.6 
 10. Holloway, Korihait1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  KTP Basket
  (201-F/C-82)
  Avg: 2
 1. Gay, KTP Basket2.0 
 2. Alexander, BC Nokia1.7 
 3. Johnson, Kataja B.1.3 
 4. Bristol, Kataja B.1.2 
 5. Judge, Pyrinto1.1 
 6. Van, Korihait1.1 
 7. McAlister, Korihait0.9 
 8. Coleman, Salon Vilpas0.9 
 9. Upson, Helsinki.0.8 
 10. Walker, KTP Basket0.8 


Standings - Division I

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

Regular Season: Round 17

Division A

Feb. 2: ToPo - HBA-Marsky 98-76
Feb. 3: Jarvenpaa - Espoo United 79-82
Feb. 5: Jyvaskyla BA - ToPo
Feb. 5: Porvoon Tarmo - FoKoPo
Feb. 5: Espoo United - Pyrinto II
Feb. 5: Jarvenpaa - Lahti

Division B

Feb. 3: TuNMKY - Korikouvot 79-90
Feb. 5: HyPo - Karkkila
Feb. 5: PuHu Juniorit - PeU-Basket
Feb. 5: Espoo Basket - TuNMKY
Feb. 5: Ura Basket - Raholan Pyrkiva
Feb. 5: Munkkiniemen - JyWe
Feb. 5: HNMKY U23 - Namika Lr


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 De''Andre UPCHURCH
  HyPo
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 36.5
 1. Upchurch, HyPo36.5 
 2. Moultrie, PuHu J.28.3 
 3. Rasi, Raholan Pyrkiva24.6 
 4. Maxhuni, HBA-M.24.6 
 5. Heinonen, Munkkini.24.0 
 6. Daniels, PeU-Basket23.9 
 7. Vinson, Pyrinto II23.5 
 8. Cartharn, Espoo B.23.5 
 9. Jones, Oulun N.22.9 
 10. Clark, Porvoon .22.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  PuHu J.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 16.7
 1. Moultrie, PuHu J.16.7 
 2. Daniels, PeU-Basket13.9 
 3. Jallow, Jarvenpaa13.3 
 4. Harvey, Oulun N.12.8 
 5. Harris, Ura Basket11.9 
 6. Towa, Jarvenpaa11.4 
 7. Stahl, Oulun N.11.1 
 8. Knihtinen, Korikouvot10.8 
 9. Blomqvist, HyPo10.7 
 10. Flemings, FoKoPo10.5 
Assists Per Game
 Janne KINNUNEN
  Karkkila
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Kinnunen, Karkkila6.7 
 2. Salonen, Porvoon .5.7 
 3. Kantonen, Korik.5.4 
 4. Upchurch, HyPo5.3 
 5. Ivey, Espoo United5.1 
 6. Kilpinen, Pyrin.4.5 
 7. Innamaa, TuNM.4.5 
 8. Ikavalko, Lahti4.4 
 9. Kantonen, JyWe4.2 
 10. Latvala, Ura Basket4.1 
Steals Per Game
 De''Andre UPCHURCH
  HyPo
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Upchurch, HyPo2.9 
 2. Cartharn, Espoo B.2.7 
 3. Gouch, Espoo Basket2.6 
 4. Moore, ToPo2.4 
 5. Ceesay, Espoo B.2.4 
 6. Moultrie, PuHu J.2.3 
 7. Heinonen, Munkkini.2.3 
 8. Kuusisto, ToPo2.2 
 9. Juvonen, Jyvaskyl.2.2 
 10. Nikkarinen, HBA-M.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  PuHu J.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Moultrie, PuHu J.2.0 
 2. Harvey, Oulun N.1.5 
 3. Rainamaa, PuHu J.1.5 
 4. Ekimov, JyWe1.5 
 5. Reed, FoKoPo1.4 
 6. Sandberg, TuNM.1.3 
 7. Lehtinen, PuHu J.1.3 
 8. Fields, Lahti1.3 
 9. Bratton, Namika Lr1.3 
 10. Harris, Ura Basket1.2 



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  FRANCE  

Standings - ProA

ProA Standings
 1. Monaco 15-2 
 2. Chalon 13-4 
 3. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 12-5 
 4. Nanterre 12-6 
 5. Gravelines 10-7 
 6. Paris-Levallois 10-8 
 7. ASVEL 10-8 
 8. Le Mans 9-8 
 9. Strasbourg 9-8 
 10. Hyeres-Toulon 8-9 
 11. Limoges 7-10 
 12. Le Portel 7-10 
 13. Chalons-Reims 7-10 
 14. Cholet 6-11 
 15. Orleans 6-11 
 16. Antibes 6-12 
 17. Dijon 5-12 
 18. Nancy 3-14 

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 3: Paris-Levallois - Antibes 86-67
Feb. 3: ASVEL - Nanterre 74-88
Feb. 4: Hyeres-Toulon - Orleans
Feb. 4: Monaco - Le Portel
Feb. 6: Cholet - Limoges
Feb. 4: Gravelines - Dijon
Feb. 4: Nancy - Chalons-Reims
Feb. 5: Pau-Lacq-Orthez - Chalon
Feb. 4: Strasbourg - Le Mans


Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Kyle GIBSON
  Gravelines
  (196-G-87)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Gibson, Gravelines19.2 
 2. Clark, Chalon17.1 
 3. Rich, Paris-Levallois16.7 
 4. Prepelic, Limoges16.1 
 5. Roberson, Chalon15.8 
 6. Cobbs, Gravelines15.8 
 7. Sommerville, Orleans15.6 
 8. Smith, Chalons-Reims15.4 
 9. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.14.6 
 10. Otule, Antibes14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vincent POIRIER
  Paris-Le.
  (210-C-93)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Poirier, Paris-Le.8.8 
 2. Fall, Chalon8.6 
 3. Hunt, Nancy8.0 
 4. Yeguete, Le Mans7.9 
 5. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.7.8 
 6. Donaldson, Le Po.7.4 
 7. Blue, Antibes7.2 
 8. Hassell, Le Portel7.1 
 9. Lessort, Nanterre6.9 
 10. Koffi, Pau-Lacq.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.11.5 
 2. Roberson, Chalon7.4 
 3. Hodge, AS.6.3 
 4. Holston, Dijon5.9 
 5. Vargas, Nancy5.5 
 6. Cobbs, Gravelines5.5 
 7. Campbell, Paris-Le.5.2 
 8. Eito, Orleans5.0 
 9. Bost, Monaco4.9 
 10. Hammonds, Limoges4.5 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.5 
 2. Eito, Orleans2.3 
 3. Wood, Limoges2.3 
 4. Payne, Chalons-.1.9 
 5. Holston, Dijon1.7 
 6. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.7 
 7. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 8. Yeguete, Le Mans1.6 
 9. Gladyr, Monaco1.4 
 10. Cobbs, Gravelines1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Fall, Chalon2.7 
 2. Uter, AS.1.2 
 3. Fofana, Monaco1.2 
 4. Hassell, Le Portel1.1 
 5. Joseph, Orleans1.1 
 6. Poirier, Paris-Le.1.0 
 7. Hunt, Nancy1.0 
 8. Jeanne, Nancy1.0 
 9. Murphy, Strasbourg0.9 
 10. Lessort, Nanterre0.9 


Standings - ProB

ProB Standings
 1. Provence Basket 13-4 
 2. Bourg 12-4 
 3. Charleville 11-6 
 4. Lille 10-7 
 5. Nantes 10-7 
 6. Le Havre 9-7 
 7. Denain 9-8 
 8. Blois 8-8 
 9. Boulazac 8-8 
 10. Vichy Clermont 8-9 
 11. Evreux 8-9 
 12. Roanne 7-9 
 13. Maurienne 7-10 
 14. Poitiers 7-10 
 15. St Quentin 7-10 
 16. Rouen 6-11 
 17. Boulogne 5-11 
 18. St Chamond 5-12 

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 3: Evreux - Rouen 87-74
Feb. 3: Lille - Maurienne 83-61
Feb. 3: Charleville - St Chamond 80-82
Feb. 3: Vichy Clermont - Nantes 79-90
Feb. 3: Denain - Poitiers 68-72
Feb. 3: St Quentin - Provence Basket 67-62
Feb. 4: Boulazac - Boulogne
Feb. 4: Bourg - Blois
Feb. 4: Le Havre - Roanne


Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Jarvis WILLIAMS
  Boulazac
  (198-C/F-93)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Williams, Boulazac19.8 
 2. Hermannsson, Charlevi.18.0 
 3. Jones, Lille18.0 
 4. Peacock, Bourg17.0 
 5. Burton, Roanne16.8 
 6. Ware, Vichy C.16.7 
 7. Bigote, Nantes15.9 
 8. Rozenfeld, Roanne15.8 
 9. Walker, Evreux15.3 
 10. Denave, Vichy C.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mohamed KONE
  Charleville
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Kone, Charleville10.4 
 2. Burton, Roanne9.5 
 3. Odiakosa, Le Havre9.3 
 4. Ndoye, Bourg8.9 
 5. Ekperigin, Nantes8.0 
 6. Paumier, Boulogne7.7 
 7. Williams, Boulazac7.6 
 8. Diame, Blois7.5 
 9. Traore, Lille7.5 
 10. Fairell, Rouen7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Dustin WARE
  Vichy C.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Ware, Vichy C.6.7 
 2. Rigaux, Maurienne6.3 
 3. King, Le Havre6.2 
 4. Turner, Blois6.2 
 5. Duren, Boulogne6.0 
 6. Hermannsson, Charlevi.6.0 
 7. Henry, Evreux5.6 
 8. Sim, Bourg5.6 
 9. Rozenfeld, Roanne5.5 
 10. Mitchell, Nantes5.4 
Steals Per Game
 David DENAVE
  Vichy C.
  (193-SG-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Denave, Vichy C.2.2 
 2. Henry, Evreux2.2 
 3. Maille, Provence.2.1 
 4. Burton, Roanne2.1 
 5. Mitchell, Nantes2.0 
 6. Rigaux, Maurienne2.0 
 7. Turner, Blois1.9 
 8. Williams, Boulazac1.9 
 9. Fouse, Charleville1.8 
 10. Moendadze, Boulo.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Yannis MORIN
  Le Havre
  (208-C/F-93)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Morin, Le Havre1.8 
 2. Paumier, Boulogne1.4 
 3. Fall, Poitiers1.4 
 4. Loum, Boulogne1.3 
 5. Diame, Blois1.2 
 6. Jones, Lille1.2 
 7. Boateng, Blois1.2 
 8. Williams, Boulazac1.2 
 9. Traore, Lille1.1 
 10. Rinna, St Chamond1.1 


Standings - N1

NM1 Standings
 1. Quimper 15-5 
 2. Souffel 15-5 
 3. Caen 15-6 
 4. RAC Basket 14-6 
 5. GET Vosges 14-7 
 6. Orchies 11-9 
 7. St Vallier 11-10 
 8. Lourdes 10-11 
 9. Rennes 10-11 
 10. Chartres 10-11 
 11. ALS Basket 10-11 
 12. Vitre 9-11 
 13. Angers BC 9-12 
 14. Challans 8-12 
 15. Gries/Oberhoffen 8-12 
 16. SAP Vaucluse 8-12 
 17. Lorient 7-13 
 18. CFBB 0-20 

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 3: St Vallier - ALS Basket 92-108
Feb. 3: GET Vosges - Lourdes 78-63
Feb. 3: Chartres - Caen 74-77
Feb. 3: Rennes - Angers BC 102-74
Feb. 4: SAP Vaucluse - Souffel
Feb. 4: CFBB - Challans
Feb. 4: Orchies - Vitre
Feb. 4: Gries/Oberhoffen - Quimper
Feb. 4: Lorient - RAC Basket

Round 18

Jan. 31: Gries/Oberhoffen - CFBB 78-55


Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Steffon BRADFORD
  St Vallier
  (198-F/C-77)
  Avg: 18.4
 1. Bradford, St Vallier18.4 
 2. Brooks, ALS Basket17.4 
 3. Craion, Lorient17.1 
 4. Smith, Orchies16.8 
 5. Mitchell, Chartres16.5 
 6. Geiger, SAP V.16.3 
 7. Vaty, Lourdes16.2 
 8. Doumbia, Gries/Ob.15.8 
 9. Newson, Lorient15.8 
 10. Zivkovic, Rennes15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gregg THONDIQUE
  Gries/Ob.
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Thondique, Gries/Ob.9.5 
 2. Staniulis, Souffel9.1 
 3. Kovanusic, ALS B.9.0 
 4. Gourari, RAC Basket8.2 
 5. Blackwell, ALS B.7.6 
 6. Alliman, SAP V.7.5 
 7. Craion, Lorient7.5 
 8. Cox, Challans7.5 
 9. Anderson, RAC B.7.4 
 10. Vaty, Lourdes7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Xane D''ALMEIDA
  Lourdes
  (181-PG-83)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Dalmeida, Lourdes6.9 
 2. Romain, Chartres6.7 
 3. Rathieuville, Rennes5.6 
 4. Delhomme, St Vallier5.5 
 5. Bichard, RAC Basket5.1 
 6. Varanauskas, Gries/Ob.5.1 
 7. Suhard, Angers BC5.0 
 8. Siegwarth, Vitre4.9 
 9. Choplin, Quimper4.7 
 10. Smith, Orchies4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Michael CRAION
  Lorient
  (195-F-89)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Craion, Lorient2.9 
 2. Gibson, Challans2.3 
 3. Cornely, Caen2.3 
 4. Davis, Rennes2.3 
 5. Neri, ALS Basket2.1 
 6. Dalmeida, Lourdes1.9 
 7. Demuynck, Lourdes1.8 
 8. Newson, Lorient1.8 
 9. Correia, Souffel1.8 
 10. Damachoua, Lorient1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Rolandas JAKSTAS
  Gries/Ob.
  (202-F-92)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Jakstas, Gries/Ob.1.5 
 2. Watt, Angers BC1.3 
 3. Rakocevic, Orchies1.1 
 4. Negrobar, Rennes1.1 
 5. Monteiro, Caen1.0 
 6. Cox, Challans0.9 
 7. Diarra, Caen0.9 
 8. Kayembe, Souffel0.9 
 9. Bobrov, Quimper0.9 
 10. Davis, Rennes0.9 


Rennes land Samba Dia - by Eurobasket News

Union Rennes Basket 35 tabbed 33-year old forward Samba Dia (201-84, college: MSU-West Plains). He started the season at Boulazac Basket Dordogne in the ProB. ProB was a little too high level for him, where in four games he averaged just 1.5ppg this season. NM1 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Among other achievements Dia played in the final of French ProB in 2006 and 2011.
He has spent his entire career in France playing for seven other teams: JDA Dijon, Chalons-Reims, Chorale de Roanne, Cognac BB, Chalon/Saor, JSA Bordeaux and Cognac BB.
Dia attended MSU - West Plains JC until 2005 and it is his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FYR MACEDONIA  


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

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

Bo McCalebb
Bo McCalebb
   #1. This week's number one is former international point guard Bo McCalebb (178-85, college: New Orleans, currently plays in EuroCup). He led his Spanish team Gran Canaria to a 2-point victory over the league leader Lokomotiv (4-1) 68-66 in the Eurocup in Tuesday night's game. McCalebb was MVP of the game. He scored 13 points, made 5 passes and 3 steals in 22 minutes on the court. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Herbalife Gran Canaria (3-2) is placed second in the Eurocup. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Eurocup Second Stage. And that game will be critical. McCalebb has relatively good stats this year: 10.4ppg, 1.6rpg, 5.2apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 56.3%(54-96), 3FGP: 16.7% and FT: 72.0% in 13 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. McCalebb played for the FYR Macedonian senior national team two years ago. Strangely he has never played in FYR Macedonia.

Pero Antic
Pero Antic
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced former international power forward Pero Antic (211-82, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Euroleague). He contributed to Fenerbahce's victory against the second-ranked CSKA (15-6) 77-71 in the Euroleague on Thursday night. Antic scored 9 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 19 minutes. Fenerbahce Istanbul (14-7) is placed fourth in group A. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. This year Antic averages: 4.9ppg, 2.5rpg, 2FGP: 37.5%, 3FGP: 35.8% and FT: 79.2% in 19 games. He has a dual citizenship: FYR Macedonian and Bulgarian. Antic played for the FYR Macedonian national team in 2015.

Richard Hendrix
Richard Hendrix
   #3. The FYR Macedonian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international power forward Richard Hendrix (203-86, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov, college: Alabama, currently plays in Spain) is a teammate of previously mentioned Bo McCalebb. But that was another game of his team in Spanish Liga Endesa which we would like to mention. Hendrix. He could not help Gran Canaria (10-8) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Hendrix's good performance Gran Canaria was defeated 86-81 on the road by the lower-ranked Valencia Basket (#13). He was the second best scorer with 11 points. Hendrix also added 3 assists. Hendrix's overall stats this season are: 7.7ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 58.3%(56-96), 3FGP: 28.6%. He is a naturalized American. Despite Hendrix played previously for the USA U18 national team, he played also for the FYR Macedonian national team in 2015. Apparently Hendrix has never played in FYR Macedonia.

Marques Green
Marques Green
   #4. Point guard Marques Green (165-82, college: St.Bonaventure, currently plays in Italy) managed to help Scandone Avellino in a victory against the league leader Armani Milano (14-3) 80-68 in the Italian Serie A last Monday. He scored only 4 points and added 6 assists in 14 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Scandone Avellino (12-5) is placed third in the Serie A. This year Green's overall stats are: 7.5ppg, 2.1rpg, 4.4apg and 1.5spg in 17 games. He is a naturalized American. Green used to play for the FYR Macedonian national team back in 2010. Interesting that he has never played in FYR Macedonia.

Vojdan Stojanovski
Vojdan Stojanovski
   #5. International guard Vojdan Stojanovski (194-87, also represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help Sevilla (7-11) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Stojanovski's very good performance Sevilla was defeated 82-76 at home by the second-ranked CB Canarias. He was the top scorer with 18 points. This season Stojanovski has relatively solid stats: 12.3ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.3apg. He plays currently for the FYR Macedonian national team.

Nenad Dimitrijevic
Nenad Dimitrijevic
   #6. Point guard Nenad Dimitrijevic (187-98, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an Joventut's surprising victory against the seventh-ranked Andorra (10-8) 74-59 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game. Dimitrijevic recorded 9 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists in only 12 minutes. Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona (5-13) is placed 15th in the Liga Endesa. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. It's Dimitrijevic's fifth season with the team. This year his total stats are: 3.2ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.2apg in five games. Dimitrijevic is a former international player as he played for the FYR Macedonian senior team two years ago.

Aleksandar Kostoski
Aleksandar Kostoski
   #7. International point guard Aleksandar Kostoski (186-88, currently plays in Romania) was the major contributor in Pitesti's victory against the league outsider Olimpic (1-17) crushing them 83-56 in the Romanian Liga Nationala last Wednesday. He recorded 14 points and added 3 assists. BCM U Pitesti (11-7) is placed fourth in the Liga Nationala. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Kostoski has reliable stats this season: 13.7ppg, 2.1rpg, 4.4apg and 1.1spg. He is also FYR Macedonian national team player.

Jeremiah Massey
Jeremiah Massey
   #8. Forward Jeremiah Massey (202-82, agency: Diamond Sports, college: Kansas St., currently plays in Argentina) contributed to a Libertad Sunchales' victory against the ninth-ranked Boca Juniors (8-21) 84-73 in the Argentinian LigaA in Saturday night's game. He scored 6 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Libertad Sunchales (13-15) is placed seventh in Norte group. It's Massey's first season with the team. Massey's stats this year are: 12.6ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.6apg and 1.5spg. He is a naturalized American. Massey used to play for the FYR Macedonian national team back in 2009. He played also for KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom in FYR Macedonian league.

Marko Dujkovic
Marko Dujkovic
   #9. International center Marko Dujkovic (226-90, currently plays in Serbia) helped Metalac win their game against the closely-ranked Konstantin (1-14) 83-80 in the Serbian KLS last Saturday. Dujkovic scored only 4 points, had 7 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 22 minutes. Metalac Farmakom Valjevo (7-8) is placed tenth in the KLS. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Dujkovic has averaged so far 5.3ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.7bpg in 15 games. He is also in the roster of the FYR Macedonian national team.

Elvis Hot
Elvis Hot
   #10. Power forward Elvis Hot (197-98, currently plays in Slovenia) was not able to secure a victory for Crnomelj (5-8) in their game against Celje (7-6) in the Slovenian 2SKL (second division). Hot recorded 5 points in 12 minutes. Crnomelj lost 70-78 on the opponent's court to the higher-ranked (#6) Celje. Hot has averaged so far 5.4ppg and 4.3rpg in 11 games. He is U18 international player who is currently on the FYR Macedonian National Team roster.

   #11. Former international center Oliver Dvojakovski (204-97, currently plays in Spain) helped Betanzos win their game against the ninth-ranked La Fecha crushing them 90-66 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) in Sunday night's game. Dvojakovski scored only 3 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Dvojakovski has averaged so far 5.1ppg and 4.4rpg. He used to play for the FYR Macedonian national team three years ago.

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

   #1. Cedi Osman (204-F-95, currently plays in Turkey) led Anadolu Efes to an easy victory against the 13th-ranked Istanbul BBSK (6-10) crushing them 106-67 in a derby game in the Turkish BSL last Monday. Osman recorded 11 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Anadolu Efes Istanbul (14-2) is placed second in the BSL. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. It's Osman's fourth season with the team. This year he has relatively solid stats: 14.8ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg. Osman has a dual citizenship: FYR Macedonian and Turkish.

   #2. Vukota Pavic (203-C-93, currently plays in ABA League) could not help Mornar Bar (7-13) in their last game. Despite Pavic's good performance Mornar Bar lost 71-82 on the road to the leading Crvena Zvezda. He scored 10 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 28 minutes. It's Pavic's first season with the team. Pavic has averaged so far 9.0ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.4apg and 2.0spg in 10 games he played so far.

   #3. Dino Radoncic (202-F-99, currently plays in Spain) led Real Madrid II to a victory against the 13th-ranked Movistar Estudiantes Madrid B (4-12) 73-59 in a derby game in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) on Saturday night. Radoncic scored 14 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and dished 4 assists. Real Madrid II (12-5) is placed fourth in Group B. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Radoncic has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 15.5ppg, 5.7rpg and 2.1apg. Radoncic is another player who holds two passports: FYR Macedonian and Montenegrin.

   #4. Experienced Ivan Todorovic (214-C-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza, currently plays in Spain) contributed to L'Hospitalet's victory against one of league's weakest teams CB Tarragona 2017 (5-13) 77-73 in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) in Saturday night's game. He scored 10 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 20 minutes. It was his first game for L'Hospitalet this season. His team is placed 12th in the LEB Silver.

   #5. Armin Musovic (192-PG-96, currently plays in Germany) managed to help Baskets Akad.Weser-Ems/Oldenburger TB to win against the 11th-ranked RSV Eintracht (5-12) 83-75 in the German ProB (third division) last Sunday. Musovic scored 5 points and added 5 assists. Baskets Akad.Weser-Ems/Oldenburger TB (12-5) is placed third in North group. Musovic has averaged so far 6.4ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.8apg. He has both FYR Macedonian and German nationalities.



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A League Round 2: DELTA hand first defeat to Hyundai-TSU - by Eurobasket News

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in A League.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Hyundai-TSU (1-1) in Tbilisi on Thursday night. Hosts were edged by DELTA (2-0) 64-62. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Hyundai-TSU won third quarter 16-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was American Deondre Ray (196, college: Cameron) who scored 21 points and 6 rebounds. Levan Eliadze (198-92) chipped in 13 points and 11 rebounds. Power forward George Korsantia (203-98) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds for the hosts. Hyundai-TSU's coach Nikoloz Cherkezishvili rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. DELTA is looking forward to face Tskaltubo (#6) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Hyundai-TSU will play against BC Titebi and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Important game to mention about took place in Tbilisi. Arena-76 (1-1) saved a 2-point victory at home edging Tskaltubo (0-2) 88-86 on Thursday evening. American guard Rodnerius Lewis (193-93, college: Stillman) orchestrated the victory by scoring 37 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds. Tato Chachibaia contributed with 11 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American forward Travante Williams (197-93, college: Alaska-Fairb., agency: Duran International) replied with 27 points and 6 rebounds for Tskaltubo. Arena-76 will play against SEU Tbilisi (#5) on the road in the next round. Tskaltubo will play against DELTA to get more than just one victory in their record.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Tbilisi. Local BC Titebi (2-0) outscored SEU Tbilisi (0-2) 80-55 on Thursday night. Ryan Aaron scored 24 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Richard Matiashvili responded with 6 points and 12 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. BC Titebi will meet Hyundai-TSU (#4) in the next round. SEU Tbilisi will play against Arena-76 and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

BC Titebi - SEU Tbilisi 80-55

The game with biggest result difference took place in Tbilisi. Local BC Titebi (2-0) outscored SEU Tbilisi (0-2) 80-55 on Thursday night. The game without a history. BC Titebi led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. BC Titebi outrebounded SEU Tbilisi 51-33 including 39 on the defensive glass. American guard Ryan Aaron (190-91, college: S.Nazarene) scored 24 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import forward Armani Flannigan (203-92, college: N.Texas) chipped in 12 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists during the contest. The former international center Richard Matiashvili (207-89, agency: Aspire Sports) responded with 6 points and 12 rebounds and American forward Eric Gaines (193-92, college: Campbellsville) scored 14 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. BC Titebi will meet Hyundai-TSU (#4) in the next round. SEU Tbilisi will play against Arena-76 and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
BC Titebi: R.Aaron 24+6reb+3ast, A.Flannigan 12+13reb+6ast, N.Drayton 12+11reb+1ast, D.Dekanoidze 7+2reb, R.Didia 7+3reb+2ast, G.Vakhania 6+1reb+2ast
SEU Tbilisi: E.Gaines 14+4reb+2ast, L.Shengelia 12+5reb, J.Wilson 11+2reb+4ast, R.Matiashvili 6+12reb+3ast, D.Maisuradze 4+5reb+1ast, V.Koguashvili 2
gschID: 534740


Arena-76 - Tskaltubo 88-86

Important game to mention about took place in Tbilisi. Arena-76 (1-1) saved a 2-point victory at home edging Tskaltubo (0-2) 88-86 on Thursday evening. Tskaltubo was ahead by 6 points after three quarters before a 35-27 charge of Arena-76, which allowed them to win the game. American guard Rodnerius Lewis (193-93, college: Stillman) orchestrated the victory by scoring 37 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds. Forward Tato Chachibaia (201-90) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American forward Travante Williams (197-93, college: Alaska-Fairb., agency: Duran International) replied with 27 points and 6 rebounds and his fellow American import point guard Brian Blackmon (188-89, college: Martin Methodist) added 14 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Tskaltubo. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Arena-76 will play against SEU Tbilisi (#5) on the road in the next round. Tskaltubo will play against DELTA to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Arena-76: R.Lewis 37+6reb+1ast, P.Alexis 13+10reb+2ast, M.Abaishvili 12+3reb+6ast, T.Chachibaia 11+12reb+5ast, O.Rychlyuk 6+3reb, K.Bitsadze 5+6reb+3ast
Tskaltubo: T.Williams 27+6reb+2ast, B.Blackmon 14+7reb+6ast, D.Dvalishvili 12+4reb+3ast, G.Kutchava 12+3reb, D.Sviridov 9+7reb+4ast, G.Birkaia 8+4reb+1ast
gschID: 534739


Hyundai-TSU - DELTA 62-64

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Hyundai-TSU (1-1) in Tbilisi on Thursday night. Hosts were edged by DELTA (2-0) 64-62. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Hyundai-TSU won third quarter 16-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was American Deondre Ray (196, college: Cameron) who scored 21 points and 6 rebounds. Levan Eliadze (198-92) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. Power forward George Korsantia (203-98) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds and American point guard Christopher Anderson (170-92, college: San Diego) added 9 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists respectively for the hosts. Four Hyundai-TSU players scored in double figures. Hyundai-TSU's coach Nikoloz Cherkezishvili rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. DELTA is looking forward to face Tskaltubo (#6) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Hyundai-TSU will play against BC Titebi and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
DELTA: D.Ray 21+6reb+1ast, I.Alkhanaidze 13+8reb+2ast, L.Eliadze 13+11reb+3ast, L.Griffin 8+8reb, I.Lezhava 5+2reb+5ast, Z.Antadze 3+1reb+1ast
Hyundai-TSU: L.Giorgadze 13+6reb+2ast, G.Korsantia 12+12reb+2ast, S.Sanadze 12+2reb+1ast, C.Gabriel 10+9reb, C.Anderson 9+6reb+8ast, R.Nutsubidze 4+2reb+2ast
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Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 3: MBC - Hanau 77-61
Feb. 3: Trier - Chemnitz 71-58
Feb. 4: Dresden - Nuernberg
Feb. 4: Oettinger R. - Heidelberg
Feb. 4: ETB Wohnbau - Baunach
Feb. 4: Crailsheim - Ehingen
Feb. 4: Hamburg - Uni Baskets
Feb. 8: Koeln Rh.Stars - Kirchheim

Round 16

Feb. 8: Baunach - Hanau

Round 23

Feb. 2: Oettinger R. - Heidelberg 86-98
Feb. 1: Crailsheim - Koeln Rh.Stars 63-71


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Chris ALEXANDER
  ETB W.
  (186-PG-83)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Alexander, ETB W.20.1 
 2. Williams, Kirchheim19.2 
 3. Watkins, Nuernberg18.3 
 4. Nikolic, Baunach18.3 
 5. Pinkins, Hanau18.2 
 6. Kerusch, MBC17.4 
 7. Holt, Dresden16.4 
 8. Warren, MBC16.1 
 9. Spearman, Trier15.8 
 10. Moore, Ehingen15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Leon KRATZER
  Baunach
  (210-C-97)
  Avg: 13.1
 1. Kratzer, Baunach13.1 
 2. Pinkins, Hanau9.7 
 3. Jahn, Ehingen8.6 
 4. Oppland, Nuernberg8.5 
 5. Thompson, ETB W.8.0 
 6. Lawson, Chemnitz7.3 
 7. Wolf, Hamburg7.2 
 8. Sturner, Dresden7.2 
 9. Williams, Kirchheim6.7 
 10. Wild, Hanau6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Aleksej NIKOLIC
  Baunach
  (191-PG-95)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Nikolic, Baunach6.4 
 2. Love, Kirchheim6.2 
 3. Moore, Ehingen6.0 
 4. Carter, Chemnitz5.5 
 5. Watkins, Nuernberg5.4 
 6. Adams, Uni Baskets5.4 
 7. Hatten, MBC5.4 
 8. Williams, Koeln R.5.3 
 9. Vest, Uni Baskets5.3 
 10. Schmitz, Trier5.2 
Steals Per Game
 Carrington LOVE
  Kirchheim
  (186-G-94)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Love, Kirchheim2.9 
 2. Hatten, MBC2.6 
 3. White, Heidelberg2.5 
 4. Adams, Uni Baskets2.4 
 5. Carter, Chemnitz2.2 
 6. Tiggs, Crailsheim2.1 
 7. Watkins, Nuernberg2.0 
 8. Robertson, Koeln R.1.9 
 9. Vest, Uni Baskets1.9 
 10. Hewitt, Koeln R.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam MULDROW
  Oettinge.
  (206-PF-88)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Muldrow, Oettinge.2.8 
 2. Pressley, Dresden2.0 
 3. White, Heidelberg1.6 
 4. Kratzer, Baunach1.6 
 5. Grim, Uni Baskets1.4 
 6. Keppeler, Baunach1.3 
 7. King, Koeln R.1.3 
 8. van, Trier1.2 
 9. Heinzmann, Koeln R.1.2 
 10. Fraser, Ehingen1.2 


Seth Hinrichs (Kirchheim Knights) Playing A Full 24 Seconds Will Need To Be Our Focus Moving Forward - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Seth Hinrichs (201-SF-93, college: Lafayette, agency: Duran International) is a 23 year old 203cm guard from Clara City, Minnesota that is playing his second professional season in the German Pro A with the Kirchheim Knights. Last season as a rookie he played for FC Porto (Portugal-LPB): 20 games: 8.7ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 55.0%, 3PT: 20.7%, FT: 79.1%; FIBA Europe Cup: 6 games: 6.7ppg, 3.2rpg, FGP: 64.7%, 3PT: 14.3%, FT: 83.3%. He played at Lafayette (NCAA) from 2011-2015 graduating from Lafayette as the all-time leader in 3PG % in Patriot League history. As a senior he played 32 games averaging 12.9ppg, 5.8rpg, 2.6apg, FGP: 55.5%, 3PT: 38.3%, FT: 83.1%. He spoke to eurobasket after the incredible 93-90 OT win against Gotha.

Seth welcome back. You were out for a month and now are back. Was that the most basketball time that you had missed since your injury as a junior at Lafayette (NCAA)?

Thanks Miles I appreciate that it's good to be back. I actually broke my foot last year and missed the last three months of the season unfortunately.

How tough was it not playing and missing three games? One could be mean and say the team didn't need you in the three game winning streak, but seriously how proud are you of the team continuing to win despite your absence?

It was tough to miss those games but I was glad we were winning. It would've been a lot worse had we lost those games. We had a rough stretch in December losing all four games so it's nice to be back on a winning streak and be back out there playing.

2017 has come and for some people, they like to make new years resolutions. Are you the type of guy that does that or do you rather refrain from that?

My new years resolution basketball-wise was broad but it was to be a better teammate, whether that meant rebounding for one of my teammates after practice or something else like that.

You returned back to the lineup and watched the Kirchheim Knights celebrate a very memorable 93-90 OT win.
Were you concerned that American Carrington Love would come out of the pile alive after hitting the game winning buzzer beater?

Yeah that was a crazy finish! Definitely one that I'll remember for a long time. I was hoping so haha!

This was really a back and forth game. Could one say that Kirchheim was lucky they walked away a winner?

It was a tough battle and we knew it would be going into it. We had built a double digit lead in the fourth quarter and squandered it so I wouldn't necessarily say we were lucky that we won, but maybe lucky in the way we won. Carrington came up with a big shot for us.

Gotha had the three point advantage at the break. What adjustments was Kirchheim looking to make in the third quarter and what was key for getting the lead back?

Our strategy was to limit them to tough contested threes which is hard to do because they move the ball so well. They have some great shooters so it was easier said than done.

Kirchheim had a 10 point lead early in the third quarter, but Gotha continued to fight and got back into the game. When you look back at the two three pointers that Samuel Parker made including the last one to send it into OT, could Kirchheim have done a better job on him defensively to skip the OT?

Parker just kept hitting three pointers including two quick one's in OT.

Was he like a bad nightmare after a while?

Absolutely we could have done a better job. Most of that was my responsibility on defense for allowing him to get open looks. We know we can't give good shooters like Parker open looks and late in the game that really hurt us.

The unsung hero in OT was German Jonathon Williams as he had some assists and a bucket. Does his overall work on the court get overlooked or does very single teammate know of his worth to the team?

I think everyone on the team knows what Jon does for us. He is a great scorer which helps set up open looks for other guys because the defense has to help. Jon is a tough matchup in the Pro A and helps make our team go.

Kirchheim could have stopped Gotha on their last possession, but allowed ex BBL player Dane Watts get an easy lay up. Were you already thinking double OT as he scored?

That defensive possession is such a blur because of Love's shot. Double OT would've been pretty tough. I think we were all pretty spent at that point.

There were only 3,3 seconds to go. Was there even enough time to regroup and pick the guy that should take the last shot or was Carrington Love just the right guy at the right time that got the inbounds pass and let it fly?

We tried to inbound it as quickly and far up the court as we could and Love was there to come up clutch for us and win the game.

Did you know 100% that his shot was going in as he released it?

I was praying that it was going in but not 100%.

The Kirchheim Knights have a 4 game winning streak and want to add on to it next weekend against the RheinStars. Kirchheim won the first game 88-72. What will be key in getting the sweep?

We know they're a well rounded team and that they've added some new players since we last played them so we will get the game plan this week and go from there.

The Kirchheim defense continues to be shaky. What is the biggest improvement the team will need to make in the second half to get the points against down?

One of our problems is closing out possessions. We play good defense for 15-20 seconds and then break down and give up an easy shot so I think just playing a full 24 seconds will need to be our focus moving forward.

Your having very solid stats on a team filled with many scoring options. You continue to be a very valuable asset from downtown shooting 42% behind German Tim Koch who is at 50%. What area's in your game do you want to continue to develop as you wind down your second professional season?

I think continuing to work on my shot and be a consistent shooter, scorer and rebounder. My role on the team is to knock down shots and rebound so when I'm not doing that at a high rate its hurts the team. And defensively I'm always trying to work on my lateral quickness and anticipation.

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

Klay has stretches where he's the most dominant shooter in the league and this is just one example. I would love to see what he could've done over a full 48 minutes.

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 definitely puts up numbers but I think James Harden is maybe having just as good of a year, if not better, and the Rockets are doing better than the Thunder. They're both having MVP type
years. It's crazy to think that KD, Russ, and Harden never won a title with OKC.

What is your Super Bowl prediction between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons?

I think the Pats will win but I'm rooting for the Falcons.

What was the last movie that you saw?

Independence Day: Resurgence


Thanks Seth for the chat.



Marcellus Barksdale (TG s.Oliver Wurzburg) Defensively We Have A Chance To Really Lock Teams Down - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber



Marcellus Barksdale (196-G-93, college: IUPUI) is a 23 year old 196cm guard from Lexington, Kentucky that is playing his first professional season in Germany with TG s.Oliver Wuerzburg (Germany-ProB) and will start his professional career against the Fraport Skyliners Juniors. He played at IUPUI (NCAA) form 2011-2016 playing a total of 131 NCAA games. As a senior he played 31 games averaging 8.7ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.6apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 48.6%, 3PT: 28.1%, FT: 73.1%. He spoke to eurobasket afte rthe big 89-86 victory against PS Karlsruhe.

Marcellus thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. 2017 is here and did you set any new years resolutions or are you the type of guy that doesn't really put too much focus on setting those type of goals?

New Year resolutions are always a personal focus for me. I use them as a tool for personal growth. On the court, my formula never really changes. It has always been fueled by hard work individually and doing everything I can to add value to my team and teammates.


Congrats on the huge 89-86 win against PS Karlsruhe. How proud are you of the guys for getting the victory against the first place team in the Pro B south?

It was a huge win for us! Hopefully the momentum from this win will help carry us to a strong finish for the rest of the season.


In the first game this season PS Karlsruhe won by 18 points. What did the team want to do better this time than the first time around?

As a team we really just wanted to focus on us. We wanted to make sure we exceeded their intensity for the entire 40 minutes.


How much percent did this win go to scouting and how much to actual skill on the court?

Honestly, this win had nothing to do with scouting. We knew it was going to come down to fighting as a team the entire game and really just having each other's backs.


Wurzburg exploded for 31 points in the first quarter and had 53 points at halftime against the leagues best defense. What was key for giving their defense nightmares in the first half?

We know we are talented offensively. I feel we did a great job of sharing the ball and finishing plays with aggression and confidence. The change in the starting lineup was nice for us. We were able to come out and begin the game with some swag. It was fun.

PS Karlsruhe came back into the game in the second half. What adjustments did they seem to make and what did Wurzburg get away from to let them back into the game?

Karlsruhe played a lot of zone in the second half and I feel we attacked it well and got good looks but just missed some shots we should have made. They are a good team and we knew that they would make run in the second half. We just knew we had to protect the lead at all costs.

How difficult was that fourth quarter? PS Karlsruhe never got the lead back, but threatened until the final buzzer. What was key in preserving the lead and getting the win?

The fourth quarter was a grind. Max fouled out late in the third quarter and we knew they would make a run. Again, we just had to make plays in order to protect the lead and win the game.


Did you learn something about the character to the team in this game? Was this the biggest win of the season for the team?

This was a big win for us. I felt this game forced us to really come together as a unit and fight as a team. There was some talking back and forth between us and the other team and we really stood up for one another and it showed with our play throughout the game.

It is no secret that getting ample support from you and Sanford is vital each game, but in this game, four Germans scored in double figures. Is this team finally coming around and developing into a playoff type team?

I think we are one of the top teams in this league. We had some rough spots to begin the season but we seem to be heading in the right direction as a team. We have talent at many positions as well as depth.

The club has won three of it's last 4 games and a few in crunch-time. Has the team learned how to be a crunch-time team?

We've won 4 of the last 5. We actually feel we let the home loss against Elchingen slip away from us last week. But Pro B is a very competitive league and many games are going to come down to the wire. In order for us to win games, we have to make plays down the stretch. These last few games have given our younger guys a lot of experience.


The team is averaging 77 points, but giving up way too many points at 82. Does the club have the potential to keep teams between 70-75 points on a regular basis?

Defensively we have a chance to really lock teams down. Our goal is to keep teams around 75. If we can get stops and control the boards, I think we can keep teams to under 70 the last few games of the regular season.

The next game is against the Dragons Rhondorf. They beat you at home last time. Wurzburg shot a dismal 2/12 from downtown. What will be key to getting the win in Rhondorf?

The key will be getting out to a good start and winning the third quarter. If we can take care of this next week, I feel we will win.


Let's talk a little about 20 year old German Lukas Wank. He seems to really have come of age in the last two months. How vital has he been for the success of the team and what do you appreciate most about his game?

Lukas is a talented young player. He's got great size and athleticism on the wing and it allows his game to be very versatile. He is a key part of our team's success every game. He's always coming up with a big rebound or knocking down a big shot. And he's always good for a highlight play in transition. He brings a lot of energy to the team.


Fellow American Vincent Sanford is leading the team in scoring. What have you learned about his game recently that you you didn't know in the first week?

I've known Vee my entire life for the most part. He hasn't done anything that's surprised. I feel he is the most talented player in this league and can affect the game with his defensive quickness as much as his scoring. I feel he's going to elevate his game to another level as we finish the regular season and begin the playoffs.


Your second in scoring and leading the team in rebounding and assists. How happy have you been with your season so far?

I feel I've been able to play solid up to this point in the season. We struggled to win games early but going forward I like our team's chances to really make some noise in the league. Whether scoring, passing, rebounding, or defending, I'm just trying to do my part to help us win.

Do you feel as if your defense is getting unnoticed due to your versatile offensive game or do you feel like your teammates know the worth of your defensive presence?

I feel my teammates and even opposing teams and players know the effect of my defensive ability. I take a lot of pride in defending and I think I'm able to show it quite a bit.


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

I believe it was the best individual shooting performance of all-time. He put on a clinic. Most pros would struggle to score 60points in 90 seconds during an individual workout with no defense. I wish Kerr would have played him the fourth quarter. I think he would have passed Kobe's 81.


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?

Statistically, the best players in the world right now are Westbrook and James Harden. Both are putting up video game type numbers. It will be interesting to see who wins the MVP. I still can't believe Russ isn't an All-Star starter.


What is your Super Bowl prediction and will TOM Brady be the GOAT of all-time if the Patriots win?

I think the Patriots will win. Tom Brady will be the best winner to play the QB position. I'm not sure about greatest of all-time. Talent wise, I feel Aaron Rodgers has a chance to continue to build his legacy over the next 5 or 6 years. It will be interesting. Brady is definitely one of the best to ever do it.

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Tertiary Player of the Year misses Nigerian top award - by Yaw Mintah

2015 Tertiary Player of the Year winner Wilfred Romeo Enan missed out on winning the Best Player of the Year in the Male Category at the Nigeria Basketball Federation Awards.

Kano Pillars Dele Ademola won the Award ahead of teammate Abubakar Usman and Romaric Yamalin of Nigeria Customs and Enan who played for Kano Pillars during the Nigerian side's impressive performance in the FIBA Africa Champions Cup in Egypt last year.

The Kwara Falcons Center impressed in his debut season in the Nigerian league after an equally impressive stint in Ghana where he starred for Accra Basketball League Division I
side Braves of Customs and Accra Technical University (ATU).

After getting selected into the All-Star Game, Enan was named Most Outstanding Player before aiding the side to a final four position. He was included in Pillars team that won the FIBA Africa Zone Three Championship before placing fourth in Egypt.

The 6 foot 9 inch Ivorian Center guided ATU to win the 2015 Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship before being crowned the best player at the Tertiary Division at the 2015 Ghana Basketball Awards.

This year's competition begins on February 17 and ends on April 8.



2017 UPAC set for February 17 start - by Yaw Mintah

The 2017 edition of the Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship is slated for a February 17 tip off.

Regarded as Ghana's most prestigious tertiary basketball tournament, this year's competition has 28 teams represent institutions from all three sectors at the tertiary level with
four teams, Koforidua Technical University (KTU), Maritime University College, KAAF University College and All Nations University College, set to make their debut appearance.

All teams have been placed in seven zones and only zone winners qualify for the latter stages due to be held in the nation's capital Accra between April 6 and 8.
Reigning Champions University of Ghana (UG) and beaten finalist Accra Technical University (ATU) have been placed in Zone D and E respectively and play their preliminary games on March 10and March 16. Below is the schedule for the upcoming Championship:

Zone A February 17 (University of Ghana, Accra)

Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA)
Marshalls University College
Maritime University College
Ghana technology University College

Zone B February 24 (Koforidua Technical University-KTU, Koforidua)

KTU
All Nations University
KAAF University
Valley View University

Zone C March 3 (University of Cape-Coast, Cape-Coast)

University of Cape-Coast
Cape-Coast Technical University
University of Education-Winneba
Takoradi Technical University

Zone D March 10 (University of Ghana, Accra)

University of Ghana
University of Professional Studies
Ho Technical University
Blue Crest University College

Zone E March 16 (Accra Technical University, Accra)

Accra Technical University
Pentecost University College
Wisconsin University College
Central University

Zone F March 22 (University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani)

Sunyani Technical University
Sunyani Nursing Training College
Catholic University College Ghana
University of Energy & Natural Resources

Zone G March 25 KNUST, Kumasi

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
Kumasi Technical University
Ghana Technology University College (Kumasi)
Garden City University College



Alba lands Alhaji Mohammed - by Eurobasket News

TLI-Alba Fehervar (A Division) tabbed experienced 36-year old Ghanian guard Alhaji Mohammed (192-89kg-81, college: Louisville, agency: Three Eye Sports). He started the season at Targu Mures in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 10 games he averaged impressive 16.2ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.9apg and 1.3spg this season. Mohammed also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had very remarkable stats: 16.2ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.8apg and 1.3spg. The last season he played also at Targu Mures (also in Liga Nationala). In 31 games he recorded high stats: 19.3ppg, 5.4rpg, 4.1apg and 1.5spg. Mohammed helped them to make it to the final. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League Guard of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team.
Among other achievements he won Romanian League championship title for two years in a row (2013 and 2014).
Mohammed is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in nine different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Mohammed has played previously professionally also in France (Sluc Nancy), Germany (Uni Baskets), Holland (M.Magixx), Iran (Kashan), Kosovo (Sigal Prishtina), Kuwait (Al Kuwait), Spain (Blancos de Rueda and Lleida Basquet) and D-League (Salt Lake City Stars).
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Alba.
Mohammed attended University of Louisville until 2004 and it is his 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: Mohammed is often addressed by his team and the public address announcer as "Mr. Mohammed," despite his youth and greenness in the professional basketball milieu.
The moniker is a tip of the hat in respect to what Mohammed brings to each and every minute he logs in a game. hustle.
Though Mohammed is, by all respects, in his rookie season, one must make a mental note that he is at the end of his rookie season, with 45 games under his waistband. Having only spent three years under Rick Pitino at the University of Louisville recommended by his older brother, Detroit Pistons Nazr Mohammed, the young man from Chicago, Illinois has taken the doors set ajar for him and blown them wide open.
His athleticism exudes a combination of confidence, grace and raw power when on display, and he has been given free reign to explode in ball games, often bringing onlookers to their feet, and turning the heads of any who may have had doubts about his experience.
Mohammed's strengths are his athleticism, knowledge of the game and his willingness to listen to coaches and grow into the superstardom he is poised for. His defensive game has evolved into one of the grittiest around the league, when he isn't focused solely on offensive feats.
His opportunities are very much the traits that play into his strengths. He could better himself to practice patience when handling the ball, yet it is this unabashed initiative that often results in his poster-inspiring moves and finishes. He could, with work and focus, evolve into one of the better backcourt defenders in his class once he understands how easily his athleticism flows without being forced.
Any team that overlooks Mohammed is overlooking potential explosiveness and a player that will put people in the stands. Many overlooked the likes of Michael Jordan and LeBron James, instead criticizing them early on for their lack of defensive prowess and focusing on their scoring abilities.
Jordan went on to become an All-Defensive player in his storied career and James is already disproving doubters. Mohammed, in time, will as well.
Sometimes it pays to grow up in a city watching one of the NBA's greatest ever. the benefits are evident in Mohammed's God-given talents and rapidly-evolving abilities
.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Best International Basketball Players in the NBA 2017 - by Eurobasket

Here's an interesting statistic - a record 113 NBA players are classified as "international" this season (2016-17). Twenty years ago there were less than 40 international players in the NBA, but the number has grown rapidly since the 2011-12 season.

In this article we're going to rank the best international NBA players. Rankings like these are obviously open for debate.

Giannis Antetokounmpo (211-G/F-94) (Greece)

"The Greek Freak" is turning into one of the NBA's superstars in Milwaukee. His success on the court hasn't translated to wins for the Bucks (21-25 - 9th in East). Antetokounmpo is averaging 23.5 PPG, 8.9 RPG, 5.4 APG and 2.0 BPG in 35 MPG this season.

A triple-double threat every time he steps on the floor, Antetokounmpo is one of the NBA's young stars.

Kyrie Irving (Australia)

Surprised by seeing Irving on this list? I had no idea he was born in Melbourne, Australia and held dual-citizenship. Irving won his first NBA Championship last season. The PG is averaging 24.4 PPG, 3.3 RPG and 5.6 APG for the Cavaliers this season.

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Joel Embiid (Cameroon)

Embiid is high on my rankings, but it's hard to deny he has superstar potential. It's still too early to call him a superstar, but he has some of the best single-game performances this season and that's with him playing on a minutes restriction.

The 76ers towering center is averaging 19.8 PPG, 7.9 APG, 2.1 APG and 2.5 BPG in just 25.3 MPG. If Embiid can avoid injuries in the future and start playing 35+ MPG it won't take him long to become the best international player in the NBA.

Marc Gasol (Spain)


Gasol isn't flashy, but he gets the job down almost every night he steps on the court. Gasol is averaging 20.6 PPG, 6.1 RPG, 4.2 APG and 1.4 BPG this season. He has single-handedly kept the Grizzlies (27-21 - 7th in West) in the playoff hunt this season.

Marc's brother Pau Gasol would have made this list if we wrote it last year, but he has struggled in San Antonio this season.

Kristaps Porzingis (Latvia)

Porzingis has been having an up and down season with the Knicks (21-27 - 11th in East). Porzingis has been playing really poorly as of late, but we've all seen what he can do on the court and the 7'3'' PF is still young and adjusting to the NBA game.

The Latvian star is averaging 18.8 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 1.4 APG and 1.9 BPG this season.

Nikola Jokic (Serbia)

The Nuggets (20-25 - 8th in West) have been giving Jokic more minutes lately and he has been crushing his opponents. The big man isn't in the best situation in Denver, but he has averaged 15.5 PPG, 8.5 RPG and 4.0 APG in 26.1 MPG.

There are a lot of young international NBA players making their mark on the league and more are being drafted yearly.

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Before leaving you, here are some honourable mentions that just missed out on making my top six.

Honourable Mentions:
Al Horford (Dominican Republic), Steven Adams (New Zealand), Rudy Gobert (France), Dirk Nowitzki (Germany), Nicolas Batum (France), Andrew Wiggins (Canada), Goran Dragic (Slovenia) and Jonas Valanciunas (Lithuania)



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

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

Thomas van der Mars
Thomas van der Mars
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Thomas van der Mars (208-90, college: Portland, currently plays in Estonia). van der Mars could not help Rapla (9-4) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Rapla lost 73-79 at home to the leading TU/Rock. van der Mars had a double-double by scoring 22 points and getting 15 rebounds. He also added 2 blocks in 38 minutes on the court; quite an impressive performance considering it's only van der Mars' second season in pro basketball. van der Mars has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 19.6ppg, 14.2rpg, 1.2bpg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 63.9%(99-155) and FT: 68.7% in 13 games he played so far. van der Mars is currently a member of the Dutch senior national team.

Josh Duinker
Josh Duinker
   #2. Second place goes to former international power forward Josh Duinker (209-89, college: Richmond, currently plays in Uruguay). He was not able to help Defensor (2-5) in their last game on Friday. Despite Duinker's very good performance the eighth-placed Defensor (2-5) was edged 94-91 in a derby game by the higher-ranked Malvin (#5) in the Promocional 1 group. He recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 10 rebounds. Duinker also added 3 assists. It's Duinker's first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 13.7ppg, 8.5rpg, 1.5apg, 2FGP: 54.7%, 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 76.1%. Duinker has a dual citizenship: Dutch and Australian. Former Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden starter played for the Dutch national team in 2013.

Charlon Kloof
Charlon Kloof
   #3. The Dutch player who performed third best last week abroad was an international guard Charlon Kloof (190-90, agency: Octagon Europe, college: St.Bonaventure, currently plays in ABA League). Kloof was the major contributor in a 1-point MZT Skopje's victory against the closely-ranked Mega Leks (6-14) 75-74 in the ABA League on Saturday night. He scored 15 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists; not bad, considering it's only Kloof's third season in pro basketball. KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom (6-14) is placed second from the bottom (#13) in the ABA League. Kloof's overall stats this season are: 10.0ppg, 3.9rpg, 3.6apg, 2FGP: 47.4%, 3FGP: 37.1% and FT: 67.8%. He is another player who holds two passports: Surinamese and Dutch. Kloof is also a member of the Dutch senior national team.

Jeroen van der List
Jeroen van der List
   #4. Power forward Jeroen van der List (213-89, college: Indian Hills CC, currently plays in Japan) was not able to secure a victory for Shinshu BW (10-23) in their last game on Sunday. Despite van der List's very good performance Shinshu BW (#5) was crushed 80-54 on the road by the lower-ranked Iwate Big Bulls (#6) in the Central group. He recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 16 rebounds. van der List also added 3 blocks. This season van der List has very high stats. He averages: 15.8ppg, 8.8rpg and 2.0bpg. van der List used to play for the Dutch national team back in 2014.

Shane Hammink
Shane Hammink
   #5. Former international guard Shane Hammink (201-94, currently plays college basketball in the States) led Valparaiso to a victory against the Northern Kentucky University (0-3) 65-58 in the NCAA on Sunday night. He scored 21 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 34 minutes. The Valparaiso University has quite an impressive 6-1 conference record this season. It was Valparaiso's third consecutive victory in a row. Hammink has very impressive stats this year: 15.5ppg, 3.9rpg and 2.7apg in 22 games. He used to play for the Dutch national team three years ago.

Kevin Bleeker
Kevin Bleeker
   #6. Center Kevin Bleeker (208-93, agency: Court Side, college: Canisius, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Navarra (10-8) in their last game. Despite his good performance Navarra was crushed 93-57 on their home court in Pamplona by the leading Sammic ISB. Bleeker scored 11 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in only a mere 13 minutes. This year Bleeker's overall stats are: 5.6ppg and 3.7rpg in 18 games. He is a former international player as he played for the Dutch senior team three years ago.

Leon Williams
Leon Williams
   #7. Former international point guard Leon Williams (189-91, currently plays in Germany) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams BG Goettingen (13-2) in their game against ratiopharm Ulm (18-0) in the German BBL. Williams cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 3 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. BG Goettingen was crushed 94-63 in Ulm by the leading ratiopharm. Williams' total stats this season are: 5.7ppg, 1.3rpg and 2.3apg. He used to play for the Dutch national team two years ago.

Roeland Schaftenaar
Roeland Schaftenaar
   #8. Power forward Roeland Schaftenaar (211-88, college: Oregon St., currently plays in Greece) couldn't help AGOR (6-9) in their game against Aris (9-6) in the Greek A1. Schaftenaar scored only 4 points in 5 minutes on the court. AGOR was crushed 98-50 in Thessaloniki by the higher-ranked (#4) Aris. It was AGOR's fourth consecutive loss in a row. This year Schaftenaar's total stats are: 6.0ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.6apg in five games. He plays currently for the Dutch national team.

Yannick Franke
Yannick Franke
   #9. International guard Yannick Franke (194-96, currently plays in Croatia) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams KK Zadar (8-4) in their game against GKK Sibenik (12-3) in the Croatian A1. He cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones. Franke scored only one point. KK Zadar was defeated 64-53 in Sibenik by the higher-ranked GKK Sibenik (#3). Franke has averaged so far 3.5ppg and 2.5rpg. He is also in the roster of the Dutch national team.

Marinus Lucas N'Guessan
Marinus Lucas N'Guessan
   #10. Center Marinus Lucas N'Guessan (210-97, currently studies in the States) contributed to an Oklahoma St.'s surprising victory against the The University of Arkansas (2-6) crushing them 99-71 in the NCAA last Saturday. N'Guessan scored 6 points in only 13 minutes. The Oklahoma State University has 0-5 conference record this season. N'Guessan has averaged so far 3.0ppg and 2.2rpg in 21 games. He is a former U18 international player as two years ago he still played for the Dutch national team.

   #11. Former U20 international forward Niels Bunschoten (206, is currently at the American university) managed to help Indiana State University in a victory against the University of Evansville 85-84 in the NCAA in Wednesday night's game. He scored only 3 points and blocked 3 blocks in 12 minutes. Bunschoten has averaged so far 5.0ppg and 1.3rpg in 23 games. He used to play for the Dutch U20 national team three years ago.

   #12. Former U18 international forward Luuk Van Bree (203-96, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Bradley in their game against the Wichita State University in the NCAA. He cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. Van Bree scored only 2 points. His team was defeated 64-49. Van Bree has averaged so far 6.3ppg and 2.9rpg. He used to play for the Dutch U18 national team back in 2014.

   #13. Former U20 international center Menno Dijkstra (213-97, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Cal-Riverside in their game against the Cal State - Northridge in the NCAA. Dijkstra scored only 4 points in 6 minutes on the court. His team lost 59-63. Dijkstra has averaged so far 4.0ppg and 2.3rpg in 20 games. He used to play for the Dutch U20 national team two years ago.

   #14. Former U20 international center Tom Koopman (203, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Citadel in their game against the Wofford College in the NCAA. Koopman cannot count Thursday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 2 points in 10 minutes. His team lost 90-100. Koopman has averaged so far 2.7ppg and 1.8rpg in 22 games. He used to play for the Dutch U20 national team back in 2015.

   #15. Former U20 international guard Boy Van Vliet (193-94, currently plays in NCAA2) contributed to an easy victory against the Saint Mary's (TX) University crushing them 92-66 in the NCAA2 last Thursday. Van Vliet scored 13 points in a mere 19 minutes. Van Vliet has averaged so far 10.0ppg, 3.1rpg and 3.2apg in 14 games. He used to play for the Dutch U20 national team four years ago.

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

   #1. Aaron Doornekamp (201-F-85, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Spain) led CB Canarias to a victory over the 11th-ranked Sevilla (7-11) 82-76 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Doornekamp had a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 11 rebounds in 27 minutes. Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (14-4) is placed second in the Liga Endesa. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. Doornekamp has relatively good stats this year: 13.0ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.4apg in 18 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Dutch.

   #2. Kim Tillie (210-PF-88, college: Utah, currently plays in Euroleague) contributed to Baskonia's victory against the 12th-ranked FC Barcelona (8-13) 93-79 in the Euroleague last Friday. Tillie scored 13 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (12-9) is placed seventh in group A. This season Tillie averages: 5.4ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.1apg. He is another player who holds two passports: Dutch and French.

   #3. Ryan Broekhoff (200-F-90, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in EuroCup) could not help Lokomotiv (4-1) in their last game. Despite his good performance the league leader Lokomotiv was edged 68-66 at home by the second-ranked Gran Canaria. Broekhoff scored 10 points in 21 minutes. It was Lokomotiv's first loss after four consecutive victories. His team will play only one more game in the Eurocup Second Stage. And that game will be critical. This year Broekhoff's overall stats are: 6.9ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.4apg in 13 games. He has both Australian and Dutch nationalities.

   #4. Experienced Daniel Kickert (208-C/F-83, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in Australia) was not able to help Bullets in their game against Cairns Taipans (12-13) in the Australian NBL, despite his very good performance in Sunday night's game. He scored 14 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and made 3 blocks in 23 minutes. But the bottom-ranked Bullets lost 83-97 on the road to the higher-ranked (#5) Cairns Taipans. Kickert's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial. This year Kickert has relatively solid stats: 13.1ppg, 4.1rpg and 2.2apg in 27 games. He also holds two passports: Dutch and Australian.

   #5. Emmanuel Nzekwesi (203-F, currently plays college basketball in the States) was not able to secure a victory for the ORU (1-3) in their game against the Denver University (0-2) in the NCAA. Despite his very good performance in Tuesday night's game Nzekwesi scored 15 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Nzekwesi's overall stats this season are: 9.6ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.1apg.

   #6. Joey van Zegeren (208-F-90, college: Northwestern, currently plays in Germany) couldn't help Gladiators in their game against Crailsheim Merlins in the German ProA (second division). van Zegeren scored 6 points. His team was edged 88-85. van Zegeren has averaged so far 6.4ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.2bpg.

   #7. Devon Van Oostrum (190-G-93, agency: Octagon Europe, currently plays in ABA League) managed to help KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom in a 1-point victoryagainst the closely-ranked Mega Leks 75-74 in the ABA League on Saturday night. He scored only 4 points in 11 minutes. It was his first game for MZT Skopje this season. Van Oostrum has British and Dutch nationalities.

   #8. Kai Edwards (206-F-97, currently studies in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the Southern Utah University 89-71 in the NCAA on Saturday night. Edwards scored only 4 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Edwards has averaged so far 3.3ppg and 5.0rpg.

   #9. Shaquille Doorson (213-C-94, is currently at the American university) couldn't help the Rutgers in their game against the University of Iowa in the NCAA. Doorson cannot count Tuesday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points. His team was badly defeated by 20 points 83-63. Doorson has averaged so far 1.0ppg and 1.2rpg.

   #10. Chrid Burger (185-G-89, currently plays in Norway) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Nidaros Jets in their game against Asker Aliens in the Norwegian BLNO. He scored 8 points in 24 minutes. His team lost 71-81. Burger has averaged so far 5.9ppg and 2.9rpg in 16 games.



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A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ivan LILOV
  Szedeak
  (194-SG-88)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Lilov, Szedeak21.3 
 2. Govens, Falco KC21.3 
 3. Vojvoda, Szolnok19.1 
 4. Pacher, Vasas18.3 
 5. Bojic, Jaszberenyi17.6 
 6. Ubilla, ZTE K.17.6 
 7. Tiby, Atomeromu17.3 
 8. Sihota, MAFC17.3 
 9. Taylor, Vasas17.3 
 10. Williams, Jaszberenyi17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matt TIBY
  Atomeromu
  (203-F/C-92)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Tiby, Atomeromu9.9 
 2. Szabo, ZTE K.9.3 
 3. Hendlein, Kaposvari9.1 
 4. Gilbert, Atomeromu8.3 
 5. Sejfic, PVSK P.7.9 
 6. Bojic, Jaszberenyi7.9 
 7. Ivosev, KTE-Duna7.8 
 8. Drungilas, ZTE K.7.7 
 9. Pacher, Vasas7.7 
 10. Sihota, MAFC7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Emanuel UBILLA
  ZTE K.
  (188-PG-86)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Ubilla, ZTE K.8.1 
 2. Boltic, Szedeak7.1 
 3. Johnson, Sopron KC7.0 
 4. Taylor, Vasas6.9 
 5. Petty, Kormend6.2 
 6. Smith, MAFC6.2 
 7. Threatt, Sopron KC6.2 
 8. Nelson, PVSK P.6.1 
 9. Wisseh, Kaposvari5.9 
 10. Govens, Falco KC5.8 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Sopron KC
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Johnson, Sopron KC3.4 
 2. Arrington, Jaszbere.2.7 
 3. Stamenkovic, Jaszbere.1.9 
 4. Smith, MAFC1.9 
 5. Petty, Kormend1.9 
 6. Nelson, PVSK P.1.7 
 7. Kinney, Szolnok1.6 
 8. Boltic, Szedeak1.6 
 9. Edwards, Alba1.6 
 10. Lilov, Szedeak1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Ryan WRIGHT
  Vasas
  (206-C/F-87)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Wright, Vasas1.5 
 2. Andric, Szolnok1.2 
 3. Keller, Alba0.9 
 4. Cooke, Kaposvari0.9 
 5. Zigeranovic, Falco K.0.9 
 6. Simms, Kaposvari0.8 
 7. Czinger, ZTE K.0.7 
 8. Cseh, Jaszberenyi0.7 
 9. Turner, Falco KC0.7 
 10. Ivosev, KTE-Duna0.7 


A Division Round 16: ZTE KK lose to Szolnok - by Eurobasket News

The most important game in the last round took place in Zalaegerszeg between second ranked ZTE KK (10-6) and fifth ranked Szolnok (10-6) on Thursday night. ZTE KK was defeated by Szolnok in a tough game at home 78-86. ZTE KK was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Szolnok made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of Croatian center Luksa Andric (208-85, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 8 rebounds (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!). International swingman David Vojvoda (196-90) contributed with 20 points and 6 assists for the winners. American-Puerto Rican point guard Emanuel Ubilla (188-86, college: Fair Dickinson, agency: Court Side) replied with 12 points, 6 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals for ZTE KK. Szolnok have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated ZTE KK. Szolnok is looking forward to face league's second-placed Falco KC in Szombathely in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. ZTE KK will play on the road against Szedeak in Szeged and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Kormend (10-6) against eighth ranked PVSK Pannon (9-7) on Wednesday night. Visiting Kormend was crushed by PVSK Pannon in Pecs 94-75. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Akos Halasz (183-91, agency: HMS) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 14 points, 11 assists and 6 steals and Oliver Biro who added 20 points during the contest. PVSK Pannon's coach Ferenc Csirke used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. (193-91, college: Ohio St.) responded with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. PVSK Pannon moved-up to seventh place. Kormend at the other side keeps the second position with six games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. PVSK Pannon will play against higher ranked Kaposvari (#4) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Kormend will play against KTE-Duna and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A Division top team - Alba (13-3) had no problems winning another game on Wednesday. This time they crushed thirteenth ranked MAFC (3-13) in Szekesfehervar 101-75. The winners were led by Winston Shepard who scored that evening 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Even 20 points and 5 rebounds by Robbie Sihota did not help to save the game for MAFC. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Alba maintains first position with 13-3 record. MAFC lost third consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth place with 13 games lost. They share the position with Vasas. Alba will meet at home Sopron KC (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. MAFC's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Budapest Vasas.

Other games in round 16 were not that significant. Falco KC beat Vasas on the road 84-80. Jaszberenyi lost to Kaposvari on its own court 90-94. Szedeak was outscored by KTE-Duna in Kecskemet 61-82. Atomeromu recorded a loss to Sopron KC at home 72-78.

ZTE KK - Szolnok 78-86

The most important game in the last round took place in Zalaegerszeg between second ranked ZTE KK (10-6) and fifth ranked Szolnok (10-6) on Thursday night. ZTE KK was defeated by Szolnok in a tough game at home 78-86. ZTE KK was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Szolnok made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of Croatian center Luksa Andric (208-85, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 8 rebounds (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!). International swingman David Vojvoda (196-90) contributed with 20 points and 6 assists for the winners. American-Puerto Rican point guard Emanuel Ubilla (188-86, college: Fair Dickinson, agency: Court Side) replied with 12 points, 6 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals and forward Szilard Benke (196-95) added 15 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for ZTE KK. Four Szolnok and five ZTE KK players scored in double figures. Szolnok have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated ZTE KK. Szolnok is looking forward to face league's second-placed Falco KC in Szombathely in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. ZTE KK will play on the road against Szedeak in Szeged and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
ZTE KK: A.Drungilas 15+2reb, J.Norfleet 15+6reb+1ast, S.Benke 15+6reb+3ast, E.Ubilla 12+6reb+9ast, Z.Szabo 10+10reb+3ast, B.Kerpel-Fronius 8+3reb
Szolnok: L.Andric 20+8reb+3ast, D.Vojvoda 20+4reb+6ast, M.Borisov 14+4reb+1ast, T.Barnies 12+13reb+3ast, N.Pavlicevic 9+4reb+3ast, J.Eilingsfeld 9+8reb+3ast
gschID: 498050


Vasas - Falco KC 80-84

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked Falco KC (10-6) beat bottom-ranked Vasas (3-13) in Budapest 84-80 on Thursday. Vasas were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. American players dominated the game. The winners were led by point guard Darrin Govens (185-88, college: St.Joseph's) who scored that evening 24 points and 8 rebounds and point guard Lester Medford (178-93, college: Baylor, agency: Three Eye Sports) supported him with 16 points. Even 20 points and 7 rebounds by forward A.J. Pacher (208-92, college: Wright St.) did not help to save the game for Vasas. Point guard Ronnie Taylor (187-81, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Octagon Europe) added 18 points and 6 assists for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Vasas' coach Bulcsu Sarosi rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Falco KC moved-up to second place, which they share with 4 other teams. Vasas lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the bottom position with 13 games lost. They share it with MAFC. Falco KC will meet at home Szolnok (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Vasas' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Budapest to the arena MAFC.
Top scorers:
Vasas: A.Pacher 20+7reb+1ast, R.Taylor 18+4reb+6ast, S.Thompson 15+2reb+4ast, R.Wright 10+7reb+2ast, A.Horvath 8+1reb+4ast, R.Katona 5
Falco KC: D.Govens 24+8reb+3ast, L.Medford 16+3reb+2ast, A.Pustahvar 16+1reb+2ast, I.Zigeranovic 15+6reb, N.Toth 8+4reb+2ast, P.Kovacs 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 498049


Jaszberenyi - Kaposvari 90-94

Very expected game when 11th ranked Jaszberenyi (5-11) lost at home to sixth ranked Kaposvari (10-6) 94-90 on Wednesday. The guests trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 30-23 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Kaposvari made 18-of-20 free shots (90.0 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The winners were led by the former international power forward Roland Hendlein (206-86) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds and American swingman Winsome Frazier (193-82, college: Mississippi St., agency: Interperformances) supported him with 22 points (made all of his seven free throws). Four Kaposvari players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 42 points (!!!) and 15 rebounds (on 16-of-21 shooting from the field) by Serbian Andrija Bojic (207-93, agency: BeoBasket) did not help to save the game for Jaszberenyi. American guard Devon Saddler (183-91, college: Delaware) added 14 points and 8 assists for lost side. Kaposvari moved-up to second place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Jaszberenyi keeps the eleventh position with 11 games lost. They share it with Atomeromu. Kaposvari will meet at home PVSK Pannon (#7) in the next round where they are favorite. Jaszberenyi will play against Atomeromu (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Jaszberenyi: A.Bojic 42+15reb, B.Williams 17+5reb+3ast, D.Saddler 14+3reb+8ast, B.Arrington 9+1reb+9ast, G.Cseh 8+6reb, A.Brbaklic 0+1reb
Kaposvari: W.Frazier 22+3reb+2ast, R.Hendlein 19+13reb+2ast, J.Wisseh 15+1reb+9ast, K.Simms 15+3reb+2ast, M.Fodor 11+4ast, M.Cooke 8+6reb+2ast
gschID: 498048


Alba - MAFC 101-75

A Division top team - Alba (13-3) had no problems winning another game on Wednesday. This time they crushed thirteenth ranked MAFC (3-13) in Szekesfehervar 101-75. The game was mostly controlled by Alba. MAFC managed to win fourth quarter 16-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to MAFC's 36. Alba forced 20 MAFC turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The winners were led by American forward Winston Shepard (203-93, college: San Diego St., agency: Diamond Sports) who scored that evening 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and the former international power forward Peter Lorant (206-85, agency: Octagon Europe) supported him with 18 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Five Alba players scored in double figures. Even 20 points and 5 rebounds by Indian-Canadian forward Robbie Sihota (201-87) did not help to save the game for MAFC. Croatian center Matija Poscic (206-85, college: De Paul) added 11 points for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Alba maintains first position with 13-3 record. MAFC lost third consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth place with 13 games lost. They share the position with Vasas. Alba will meet at home Sopron KC (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. MAFC's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Budapest Vasas.
Top scorers:
MAFC: R.Sihota 20+5reb+1ast, M.Poscic 11+4reb+1ast, A.Kovacs 10+4reb+1ast, L.Misek 9+4reb, D.Smith 7+2reb+4ast, L.Polyak 5+1reb+5ast
Alba: J.Edwards 18+5reb+3ast, P.Lorant 18+5reb+3ast, W.Shepard 15+7reb+5ast, J.Farr 12+3reb+2ast, B.Taylor 12+1reb+4ast, A.Keller 10+4reb+2ast
gschID: 498047


PVSK Pannon - Kormend 94-75

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Kormend (10-6) against eighth ranked PVSK Pannon (9-7) on Wednesday night. Visiting Kormend was crushed by PVSK Pannon in Pecs 94-75. The game was mostly controlled by PVSK Pannon. Kormend was better in fourth quarter 25-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. PVSK Pannon players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Kormend's players. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Akos Halasz (183-91, agency: HMS) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 14 points, 11 assists and 6 steals and Oliver Biro (196-93) who added 20 points during the contest. PVSK Pannon's coach Ferenc Csirke used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. (193-91, college: Ohio St.) responded with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and his fellow American import forward Jordan Loveridge (198-93, college: Utah) scored 11 points and 5 rebounds. Five PVSK Pannon and four Kormend players scored in double figures. PVSK Pannon moved-up to seventh place. Kormend at the other side keeps the second position with six games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. PVSK Pannon will play against higher ranked Kaposvari (#4) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Kormend will play against KTE-Duna and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Kormend: L.Smith Jr. 19+8reb+4ast, S.Gibbs 12+2reb+2ast, J.Loveridge 11+5reb+2ast, M.Csorvasi 10+3reb, B.Horti 10+6reb+1ast, C.Ferencz 7+4reb+2ast
PVSK Pannon: O.Biro 20+4reb+1ast, C.Smith 15+4reb+4ast, A.Halasz 14+3reb+11ast, V.Budimir 14+7reb+4ast, I.Sejfic 14+9reb, C.Antoni 9+3reb
gschID: 498046


KTE-Duna - Szedeak 82-61

There was a small surprise when tenth ranked KTE-Duna (8-8) rolled over 7th ranked Szedeak (8-8) in Kecskemet 82-61 on Wednesday. The game without a history. KTE-Duna led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Szedeak's 30 and made 17-of-19 free shots (89.5 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Szedeak 39-27 including 27 on the defensive glass. KTE-Duna looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The winners were led by naturalized Serbian forward Tomislav Ivosev (204-90, agency: 011 Sports) who scored that evening 21 points and 7 rebounds and Serbian swingman Marko Djerasimovic (198-84, agency: BeoExcell) supported him with 23 points (made all of his ten free throws !!!). Four KTE-Duna players scored in double figures. KTE-Duna's coach Gabor Forray felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 22 points and 9 rebounds by Bulgarian Ivan Lilov (194-88, agency: Two Points) did not help to save the game for Szedeak. Serbian guard Andrija Ciric (198-80) added 10 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. KTE-Duna moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Sopron KC and Szedeak. KTE-Duna will meet higher ranked Kormend (#5) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Szedeak will play against ZTE KK and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Szedeak: I.Lilov 22+9reb+2ast, A.Revesz 10+1reb, A.Ciric 10+6reb+2ast, M.Boltic 9+4reb+3ast, A.Wirth 5+1reb+2ast, N.Sulovic 3+5reb+2ast
KTE-Duna: M.Djerasimovic 23+3reb, T.Ivosev 21+7reb+2ast, M.Pongo 10+6reb+5ast, M.Meszaros 10+6reb+2ast, K.Karahodzic 8+9reb+5ast, M.Djukanovic 6+3reb+4ast
gschID: 498045


Atomeromu - Sopron KC 72-78

Not a big story in a game when 12th ranked Atomeromu (5-11) lost to ninth ranked Sopron KC (8-8) in Paks 72-78 on Wednesday. Atomeromu was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Sopron KC shot the lights out from three sinking 17 long-distance shots on high 51.5 percentage. American players dominated the game. The winners were led by guard Brandon Johnson (183-86, college: San Diego, agency: BeoBasket) who scored that evening 18 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists and guard Anthony Myles (196-92, college: Rider) supported him with 16 points and 9 rebounds. Four Sopron KC players scored in double figures. Even 23 points and 6 rebounds by forward Lawrence Gilbert (200-86, college: La-Monroe, agency: Mansfield and Associates) did not help to save the game for Atomeromu. Power forward Matt Tiby (203-92, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) added 9 points and 17 rebounds for lost side. Sopron KC have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Szedeak and KTE-Duna. Loser Atomeromu dropped to the eleventh position with 11 games lost. They share it with Jaszberenyi. Sopron KC will meet league's leader Alba in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Atomeromu will play against Jaszberenyi (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Atomeromu: L.Gilbert 23+6reb+1ast, A.Kovacs 18+4reb+4ast, M.Tiby 9+17reb+2ast, L.Samenas 8, P.Hill Jr. 7+2reb+3ast, M.Illes 5+4reb+1ast
Sopron KC: B.Johnson 18+8reb+8ast, G.Toth 16+3reb, A.Myles 16+9reb+3ast, J.Mills 13+10reb+3ast, A.Dufault 6, A.Rujak 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 498044





Alba lands Alhaji Mohammed - by Eurobasket News

TLI-Alba Fehervar (A Division) tabbed experienced 36-year old Ghanian guard Alhaji Mohammed (192-89kg-81, college: Louisville, agency: Three Eye Sports). He started the season at Targu Mures in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 10 games he averaged impressive 16.2ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.9apg and 1.3spg this season. Mohammed also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had very remarkable stats: 16.2ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.8apg and 1.3spg. The last season he played also at Targu Mures (also in Liga Nationala). In 31 games he recorded high stats: 19.3ppg, 5.4rpg, 4.1apg and 1.5spg. Mohammed helped them to make it to the final. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League Guard of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team.
Among other achievements he won Romanian League championship title for two years in a row (2013 and 2014).
Mohammed is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in nine different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Mohammed has played previously professionally also in France (Sluc Nancy), Germany (Uni Baskets), Holland (M.Magixx), Iran (Kashan), Kosovo (Sigal Prishtina), Kuwait (Al Kuwait), Spain (Blancos de Rueda and Lleida Basquet) and D-League (Salt Lake City Stars).
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Alba.
Mohammed attended University of Louisville until 2004 and it is his 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: Mohammed is often addressed by his team and the public address announcer as "Mr. Mohammed," despite his youth and greenness in the professional basketball milieu.
The moniker is a tip of the hat in respect to what Mohammed brings to each and every minute he logs in a game. hustle.
Though Mohammed is, by all respects, in his rookie season, one must make a mental note that he is at the end of his rookie season, with 45 games under his waistband. Having only spent three years under Rick Pitino at the University of Louisville recommended by his older brother, Detroit Pistons Nazr Mohammed, the young man from Chicago, Illinois has taken the doors set ajar for him and blown them wide open.
His athleticism exudes a combination of confidence, grace and raw power when on display, and he has been given free reign to explode in ball games, often bringing onlookers to their feet, and turning the heads of any who may have had doubts about his experience.
Mohammed's strengths are his athleticism, knowledge of the game and his willingness to listen to coaches and grow into the superstardom he is poised for. His defensive game has evolved into one of the grittiest around the league, when he isn't focused solely on offensive feats.
His opportunities are very much the traits that play into his strengths. He could better himself to practice patience when handling the ball, yet it is this unabashed initiative that often results in his poster-inspiring moves and finishes. He could, with work and focus, evolve into one of the better backcourt defenders in his class once he understands how easily his athleticism flows without being forced.
Any team that overlooks Mohammed is overlooking potential explosiveness and a player that will put people in the stands. Many overlooked the likes of Michael Jordan and LeBron James, instead criticizing them early on for their lack of defensive prowess and focusing on their scoring abilities.
Jordan went on to become an All-Defensive player in his storied career and James is already disproving doubters. Mohammed, in time, will as well.
Sometimes it pays to grow up in a city watching one of the NBA's greatest ever. the benefits are evident in Mohammed's God-given talents and rapidly-evolving abilities
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By Eurobasket Data Center

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Standings - Iceland Express League

Dominos League Standings
 1. KR 13-3 
 2. Stjarnan 12-4 
 3. Tindastoll 11-5 
 4. Thor Thorl 9-7 
 5. Grindavik 9-7 
 6. Thor AK 8-8 
 7. Njardvik 8-8 
 8. Keflavik 7-9 
 9. IR 7-9 
 10. Haukar 6-10 
 11. Skallagrimur 6-10 
 12. Snaefell 0-16 

Regular Season: Round 16

Feb. 2: Grindavik - IR 94-79
Feb. 3: Thor Thorl - KR 91-95
Feb. 2: Skallagrimur - Njardvik 91-100
Feb. 2: Tindastoll - Keflavik 86-77
Feb. 3: Haukar - Thor AK 79-72
Feb. 2: Stjarnan - Snaefell 101-77

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 16: Snaefell - Tindastoll
Feb. 16: Keflavik - Skallagrimur
Feb. 16: Njardvik - Grindavik
Feb. 16: IR - Haukar
Feb. 16: Stjarnan - Thor Thorl
Feb. 17: Thor AK - KR


Stats Leaders (Men)

Points Per Game
 Amin STEVENS
  Keflavik
  (203-F-90)
  Avg: 29.9
 1. Stevens, Keflavik29.9 
 2. Wright, Haukar29.9 
 3. Whitfield, Skallagr.28.4 
 4. Carberry, Thor T.27.1 
 5. Hester, Tindastoll22.3 
 6. Beamon, Thor AK22.2 
 7. Samb, Tindastoll22.0 
 8. Barrett, Snaefell21.0 
 9. Clinch, Grindavik20.9 
 10. Lewis, Thor AK20.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Flenard WHITFIELD
  Skallagr.
  (200-F-90)
  Avg: 15.3
 1. Whitfield, Skallagr.15.3 
 2. Stevens, Keflavik15.3 
 3. Baeringsson, Stjar.13.0 
 4. Barrett, Snaefell11.3 
 5. Hester, Tindastoll11.3 
 6. Carberry, Thor T.11.2 
 7. Wright, Haukar9.7 
 8. Samb, Tindastoll9.5 
 9. Hankins-Cole, IR9.4 
 10. Ermolinskij, KR8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Pavel ERMOLINSKIJ
  KR
  (202-G-87)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Ermolinskij, KR6.7 
 2. Birgisson, Tindastoll6.1 
 3. Vilhjalmsson, Kefla.5.9 
 4. Clinch, Grindavik5.9 
 5. Barja, Haukar5.6 
 6. Bjornsson, Skallagr.5.1 
 7. Shouse, Stjarnan4.9 
 8. Baeringsson, Stjar.4.9 
 9. Carberry, Thor T.4.7 
 10. Sigurdarson, IR4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Matthew HUNTER
  IR
  (196-G-90)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Hunter, IR3.1 
 2. Barrett, Snaefell3.1 
 3. Birgisson, Tindastoll2.6 
 4. Olafsson, Grindavik2.4 
 5. Rikhardsson, Tinda.2.2 
 6. Stevens, Keflavik2.1 
 7. Barja, Haukar2.0 
 8. Wright, Haukar1.9 
 9. Beamon, Thor AK1.8 
 10. Jonsson, Keflavik1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Tryggvi HLINASON
  Thor AK
  (215-C-97)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Hlinason, Thor AK2.6 
 2. Dempsey, Njardvik2.0 
 3. Hankins-Cole, IR1.5 
 4. Austin, Stjarnan1.5 
 5. Barrett, Snaefell1.4 
 6. Baeringsson, Stjar.1.3 
 7. Samb, Tindastoll1.3 
 8. Jackson, Njardvik1.3 
 9. Magnusson, Haukar1.2 
 10. Hester, Tindastoll1.2 


Standings - 1 Division

D1 Standings
 1. Hottur 16-1 
 2. Fjolnir 14-4 
 3. Valur 12-3 
 4. Breidablik 12-6 
 5. Hamar 7-10 
 6. Vestri 6-11 
 7. FSU 6-12 
 8. IA 5-13 
 9. Armann 0-18 

Regular Season: Round 20

Feb. 2: Hottur - FSU 94-73
Feb. 3: Armann - Breidablik 73-92
Feb. 3: Vestri - Fjolnir 68-86
Feb. 2: IA - Hamar 59-97

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 5: Hamar - Hottur
Feb. 5: FSU - Vestri
Feb. 5: Fjolnir - Armann
Feb. 6: Breidablik - Valur


Standings - D1 League

Points Per Game
 Terrance MOTLEY
  FSU
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 32.2
 1. Motley, FSU32.2 
 2. Garland, Breidablik27.1 
 3. Woods, Hamar27.1 
 4. Shouse, IA26.2 
 5. Moss, Hottur23.9 
 6. King, Valur21.3 
 7. Bracey, Valur21.2 
 8. Pryor, Fjolnir21.2 
 9. Chia-Kur, Vestri20.7 
 10. Knezevic, Vestri20.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris WOODS
  Hamar
  (195-F-89)
  Avg: 14.1
 1. Woods, Hamar14.1 
 2. Pryor, Fjolnir13.1 
 3. Moss, Hottur13.0 
 4. Motley, FSU12.9 
 5. King, Valur10.3 
 6. Petursson, Valur9.4 
 7. Shouse, IA9.4 
 8. Kristjansson, IA9.0 
 9. Virijevic, Hottur8.9 
 10. Fridriksson, Arm.8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Aaron MOSS
  Hottur
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Moss, Hottur9.2 
 2. Sigurdsson, Fjolnir7.2 
 3. Garland, Breidablik5.8 
 4. Blondal, Valur5.2 
 5. Bracey, Valur5.1 
 6. Shouse, IA4.9 
 7. Olafsson, Hamar4.7 
 8. King, Valur4.2 
 9. Erlingsson, Hamar4.1 
 10. Hreinsson, FSU4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Tyrone GARLAND
  Breidablik
  (185-G-92)
  Avg: 4
 1. Garland, Breidablik4.0 
 2. Moss, Hottur3.2 
 3. Shouse, IA2.8 
 4. Jonsson, FSU2.7 
 5. Van Kasteren, FSU2.3 
 6. Motley, FSU2.1 
 7. King, Valur2.1 
 8. Stefansson, Hamar2.0 
 9. Hreinsson, FSU1.8 
 10. Olafsson, Hamar1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Urald KING
  Valur
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. King, Valur2.0 
 2. Woods, Hamar1.6 
 3. Sigurdarson, Breid.1.5 
 4. Fridriksson, Arm.1.5 
 5. Audunsson, Valur1.4 
 6. Motley, FSU1.2 
 7. Johannesson, Breid.1.1 
 8. Virijevic, Hottur1.0 
 9. Ilievski, Vestri1.0 
 10. Karason, Fjolnir0.9 


Haukar lands Cedrick Bowen - by Eurobasket News

Haukar Hafnarfjordur (Dominos League) landed 25-year old American forward Cedrick Bowen (198-105kg-92, college: Charleston Southern) from KR Reykjavik. In 13 Dominos League games in Iceland he averaged 13.2ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.7apg and 1.0spg this season. The last season Bowen played at Studentski Centar Podgorica in Montenegrin Erste Liga where in 17 games he had 13.4ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.2apg and 1.4spg.
He won Big South Conference South Division Regular Season championship title in 2013.
Bowen graduated from Charleston Southern in 2015 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Standings - EBS Superleague

Super League Standings
 1. Templeogue 14-1 
 2. Swords Thunder 12-2 
 3. UCD Marian 12-3 
 4. Tralee 12-4 
 5. Killester 9-4 
 6. UCC Demons 8-7 
 7. Moycullen 6-9 
 8. Belfast Star 5-10 
 9. DCU Saints 5-10 
 10. Eanna 3-12 
 11. KUBS 2-13 
 12. UL Eagles 1-14 

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 4: Swords Thunder - Eanna
Feb. 4: DCU Saints - Moycullen
Feb. 5: UCC Demons - UCD Marian
Feb. 4: Killester - UL Eagles


Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Dillon STITH
  Belfast Star
  (200-F-92)
  Avg: 27.8
 1. Stith, Belfast Star27.8 
 2. Wilson, UL Eagles24.3 
 3. Pemberton, Tralee22.5 
 4. Turner, Killester21.5 
 5. Lawrence, Moycu.21.2 
 6. Provizors, DCU S.20.6 
 7. Bonaparte, Templ.19.1 
 8. Murphy, Templeogue18.1 
 9. Killeen, Templeogue17.9 
 10. Moreira, UCD M.16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martins PROVIZORS
  DCU S.
  (202-C-87)
  Avg: 15.8
 1. Provizors, DCU S.15.8 
 2. Garrow, UCD Marian14.9 
 3. Moreira, UCD M.14.4 
 4. Turner, Killester13.5 
 5. Killeen, Templeogue12.0 
 6. Gil, Swords T.11.9 
 7. Pantovic, Tralee11.6 
 8. Freeman, Moycullen11.2 
 9. Donaghy, Tralee10.7 
 10. Lawson, UCC Demons10.5 
Assists Per Game
 Scott KINEVANE
  UCD M.
  (175-PG-87)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Kinevane, UCD M.9.3 
 2. Drumm, UCD Marian8.6 
 3. Westbrooks, Swords T.8.0 
 4. Meany, UCD Marian7.7 
 5. Downey, UCC Demons6.2 
 6. Hosford, UCC D.6.1 
 7. Bonaparte, Templ.6.1 
 8. Roe, Killester4.9 
 9. O''Hanlon, DCU S.4.5 
 10. Donaghy, Tralee4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Mike GARROW
  UCD Marian
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Garrow, UCD Marian6.1 
 2. Drumm, UCD Marian5.2 
 3. Westbrooks, Swords T.3.2 
 4. Donaghy, Tralee2.8 
 5. Murphy, Templeogue2.7 
 6. Calvo, Swords T.2.4 
 7. O''Hanlon, DCU S.2.4 
 8. Howlin, UL Eagles2.3 
 9. Darling, DCU Saints2.2 
 10. Makarenko, DCU S.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Jose Maria GIL
  Swords T.
  (207-C-91)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Gil, Swords T.2.9 
 2. Killeen, Templeogue2.6 
 3. Lawson, UCC Demons2.5 
 4. Goldsborough, Swords T.2.2 
 5. Freeman, Moycullen2.2 
 6. Turner, Killester2.0 
 7. Garrow, UCD Marian1.9 
 8. Pantovic, Tralee1.8 
 9. Stith, Belfast Star1.7 
 10. Moreira, UCD M.1.6 



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Livingston's double-double lands him National League Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

23-year old guard Denzel Livingston (193-G-93) put on an amazing game in the last round for Hapoel K/S and receives a Eurobasket.com National League Player of the Week award for round 17.
He had a double-double of 25 points and 14 rebounds, while his team edged out Hap.R/G Givat. (11-6) 74-72. Hapoel K/S is placed at 3rd position in Israeli National League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Hapoel K/S will need more victories to improve their 11-6 record. Livingston turned to be Hapoel K/S's top player in his first season with the team. The University of Incarnate Word graduate has very impressive stats this year. Livingston is in league's top in points (8th best: 20.8ppg), rebounds (6th best: 10.6rpg) and averages solid 2.1bpg.

Second best performed player last round was Evan Yates (198-F-91) of Macc.Rehovot. He is American forward in his first season at Macc.Rehovot. In the last game Yates recorded impressive double-double of 30 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as Macc.Rehovot was edged by Hapoel Migd.H. (9-8) 99-95. Macc.Rehovot managed to keep the same 6th spot in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 9-8 record is not bad and everything may still change. Yates is a newcomer at Macc.Rehovot and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. Former Ashland University star Yates is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market.

Third place about best performers goes to swingman Sir'Dominic Pointer (198-G/F-92) of Ironi K-A (#9). Pointer got into 30-points club by scoring 31 points in the last round. He went also for thirteen rebounds . He was a key player of Ironi K-A, leading his team to a 91-69 easy win against the lower-ranked Galil Elion (#12, 6-11). Ironi K-A needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 9 victories and 8 lost games. Pointer has a great season in Israel. After 13 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 22.2ppg (4th best) and rebounds with 11.1rpg (3rd best). He also has 2.3spg, 2.4bpg and FGP: 61.2%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Vernon Teel (193-G-87) of Maccabi H/H - 24 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Evan Yates (198-F-91) of Macc.Rehovot - 20 points and 10 rebounds
6. Samme Givens (198-F-89) of Maccabi Raanana - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Clarke Rosenberg (193-G-93) of Hapoel Migd.H. - 20 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Samme Givens (198-F-89) of Maccabi Raanana - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Gur Porat (197-F/G-79) of Macc.Rehovot - 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Jermaine Hall (196-SF-80) of Ironi Ramat Gan - 17 points and 12 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)



Winner League Round 17: Hapoel Holon top Maccabi Haifa by two points - by Eurobasket News

Ninth-ranked Maccabi Haifa (7-10) made lots of trouble for second ranked Hapoel Holon (12-5) on Wednesday. The visitors from Holon managed to secure only two-point victory 75-73. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 75-73. Hapoel Holon dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Maccabi Haifa's 30. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was point guard Jordan Taylor (187-89, college: Wisconsin, agency: Pensack Sports) who scored 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Darion Atkins (203-92, college: Virginia) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). point guard John DiBartolomeo (183-91, college: Rochester, agency: Duran International) produced 11 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the hosts. Maccabi Haifa's coach Ofer Rahimi rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Hapoel Holon have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 12-5 record behind leader Maccabi T-A. Maccabi Haifa at the other side keeps the ninth position with ten games lost. Hapoel Holon are looking forward to face Maccabi Rishon (#5) in Rishon Le-Zion in the next round. Maccabi Haifa will play on the road against Maccabi Ashdod (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Rishon Le-Zion was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Ironi Nahariya (8-9) played at the court of seventh ranked Maccabi Rishon (9-8). Maccabi Rishon defeated Ironi Nahariya 97-85. The former international swingman Shawn Dawson (198-93) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 4 assists. Javon McCrea contributed with 18 points for the winners. Naturalized Swedish power forward Jonathan Skjoldebrand (204-83) answered with 22 points and 5 steals for Ironi Nahariya. Ironi Nahariya's coach Eric Elfasi tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Defending champion moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Hapoel T-A and Hapoel Eilat. Ironi Nahariya at the other side dropped to the eighth position with nine games lost. Maccabi Rishon will play against league's second-placed Hapoel Holon on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ironi Nahariya will play against Hapoel Eilat (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Tel-Aviv. Local Hapoel Tel-Aviv (9-8) outscored 12th ranked Maccabi K/G (3-14) 99-67 on Thursday night. Mark Lyons stepped up and scored 26 points and 4 assists for the winners. Josh Selby responded with 21 points and 4 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. Hapoel Tel-Aviv moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Maccabi Rishon and Hapoel Eilat. Maccabi K/G lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 14 games lost. Hapoel Tel-Aviv will meet Galil Gilboa (#10) in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Maccabi K/G will play against Bnei Hasharon and hope to secure a win.

In the last game of round 17 Galil Gilboa was crushed by Hapoel Eilat in a road game 100-81.
The best stats of 17th round was 18 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals by Jason Siggers of Galil Gilboa.

Hapoel Eilat - Galil Gilboa 100-81

There was no surprise when 10th ranked Galil Gilboa (6-11) was crushed on the road by sixth ranked Hapoel Eilat (9-8) 100-81 on Thursday. The game was mostly controlled by Hapoel Eilat. Galil Gilboa managed to win third quarter 26-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hapoel Eilat made 24-of-28 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. Hapoel Eilat had a 25-14 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The game was also dominated by American players. Forward Landon Milbourne (201-87, college: Maryland) stepped up and scored 20 points and 4 assists for the winners and point guard Pierria Henry (193-93, college: Charlotte) chipped in 17 points and 6 assists. Jason Siggers (194-85, college: Albany) responded with 18 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals and forward Eric Griffin (203-90, college: Campbell) scored 19 points and 7 rebounds. Five Hapoel Eilat and four Galil Gilboa players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Hapoel Eilat have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Hapoel T-A and Maccabi Rishon. Newly promoted Galil Gilboa keeps the tenth position with 11 games lost. Hapoel Eilat will meet Ironi Nahariya (#8) on the road in the next round. Galil Gilboa will play against Hapoel Tel-Aviv and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Eilat: L.Milbourne 20+4reb+4ast, P.Henry 17+4reb+6ast, A.Nissim 15+4reb+3ast, N.Sharon 12+1ast, R.Buckner 11+9reb, W.Daniels 11+6reb+1ast
Galil Gilboa: E.Griffin 19+7reb+2ast, J.Siggers 18+6reb+8ast, M.Holloway 17+6reb+2ast, M.Qualls 13+2reb+1ast, Z.Ben-Zvi 6+2reb+4ast, J.Shuchman 6+1reb+3ast
gschID: 493059


Hapoel T-A - Maccabi K/G 99-67

The game with biggest result difference took place in Tel-Aviv. Local Hapoel Tel-Aviv (9-8) outscored 12th ranked Maccabi K/G (3-14) 99-67 on Thursday night. The game without a history. Hapoel Tel-Aviv led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Maccabi K/G's 26 and made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. Hapoel Tel-Aviv forced 22 Maccabi K/G turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 31 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Maccabi K/G's players. American point guard Mark Lyons (185-89, college: Arizona, agency: Higher Vision Sports) stepped up and scored 26 points and 4 assists for the winners and international Tomer Ginat (202-94) chipped in 13 points and 10 rebounds. Four Hapoel Tel-Aviv players scored in double figures. American point guard Josh Selby (188-91, college: Kansas, agency: Octagon Europe) responded with 21 points and 4 assists and point guard Eyal Shulman (192-87) scored 12 points and 5 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Hapoel Tel-Aviv moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Maccabi Rishon and Hapoel Eilat. Maccabi K/G lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 14 games lost. Hapoel Tel-Aviv will meet Galil Gilboa (#10) in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Maccabi K/G will play against Bnei Hasharon and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Hapoel T-A: M.Lyons 26+4reb+4ast, T.Ginat 13+10reb+3ast, R.Howell 13+7reb+2ast, A.Banks 11+1reb+3ast, T.Blatt 9+5reb+11ast, A.Tucker 8+3reb+2ast
Maccabi K/G: J.Selby 21+2reb+4ast, E.Shulman 12+5reb+2ast, B.Bowman 8+4reb, J.Carter 8+1reb+4ast, G.Dotan 7+2reb+2ast, N.Laish 4+3reb
gschID: 493055


Maccabi Haifa - Hapoel Holon 73-75

Ninth-ranked Maccabi Haifa (7-10) made lots of trouble for second ranked Hapoel Holon (12-5) on Wednesday. The visitors from Holon managed to secure only two-point victory 75-73. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 75-73. Hapoel Holon dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Maccabi Haifa's 30. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was point guard Jordan Taylor (187-89, college: Wisconsin, agency: Pensack Sports) who scored 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Darion Atkins (203-92, college: Virginia) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Point guard John DiBartolomeo (183-91, college: Rochester, agency: Duran International) produced 11 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists and swingman William Graves (198-88, college: N.Carolina) added 19 points respectively for the hosts. Maccabi Haifa's coach Ofer Rahimi rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Hapoel Holon have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 12-5 record behind leader Maccabi T-A. Maccabi Haifa at the other side keeps the ninth position with ten games lost. Hapoel Holon are looking forward to face Maccabi Rishon (#5) in Rishon Le-Zion in the next round. Maccabi Haifa will play on the road against Maccabi Ashdod (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Holon: D.Atkins 16+6reb, K.Wyatt 15+1reb+4ast, J.Taylor 14+5reb+5ast, A.Chubrevich 9+1reb, S.Harush 9+3reb+4ast, T.Younger 6+1reb
Maccabi Haifa: W.Graves 19+2reb, A.Simhon 13+5reb, J.DiBartolomeo 11+7reb+6ast, G.Vargas 9+2reb+5ast, O.Mendez-Valdez 8, K.Pinkney 5+7reb
gschID: 493056


Maccabi Rishon - Ironi Nahariya 97-85

The game in Rishon Le-Zion was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Ironi Nahariya (8-9) played at the court of seventh ranked Maccabi Rishon (9-8). Maccabi Rishon defeated Ironi Nahariya 97-85. Maccabi Rishon shot 66.0 percent from the field. Maccabi Rishon outrebounded Ironi Nahariya 29-17 including 22 on the defensive glass. They shot the lights out from three nailing 14 long-distance shots on high 63.6 percentage. Maccabi Rishon players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists. The former international swingman Shawn Dawson (198-93) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 4 assists. American forward Javon McCrea (201-92, college: Buffalo) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Naturalized Swedish power forward Jonathan Skjoldebrand (204-83) answered with 22 points and 5 steals and American point guard Derwin Kitchen (194-86, college: Florida St.) added 13 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists in the effort for Ironi Nahariya. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Ironi Nahariya's coach Eric Elfasi tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Defending champion moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Hapoel T-A and Hapoel Eilat. Ironi Nahariya at the other side dropped to the eighth position with nine games lost. Maccabi Rishon will play against league's second-placed Hapoel Holon on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ironi Nahariya will play against Hapoel Eilat (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Rishon: S.Dawson 21+4reb+4ast, J.McCrea 18+4reb+3ast, A.Ben-Chimol 14+2reb+5ast, P.Richard 14+4reb+2ast, C.Thomas 9+2reb+2ast, E.Kadir 8+10reb+5ast
Ironi Nahariya: J.Skjoldebrand 22+2reb+3ast, G.Brown 19+2reb+4ast, Y.Gates 15+4reb, D.Kitchen 13+5reb+8ast, N.Berkowitz 7+2reb+6ast, N.Faust 5+2reb
gschID: 493057





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Italian Serie A2 round 19 best performance: Dwayne Davis - by Eurobasket News

American Forward Dwayne Davis (196-F-89) had a great game in the last round for Jesi, receiving a Eurobasket.com Serie A2 Player of the Week award for round 19.
The 27-year old player was the main contributor (38 points, seven rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Chieti (#14, 6-12) 110-96. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on top of the standings in East. Jesi is placed at 9th position in their group in Italian Serie A2. Jesi 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 Davis had a remarkable 75.0% from 2-point range and got five three-pointers out of 9 attempts. He turned to be Jesi's top player in his first season with the team. Former University of Southern Mississippi star has very solid stats this year. Davis is in league's top in points (2nd best: 23.6ppg).

The second best player in last round's games was 27-year old American William Mosley (203-C-89) of league's second-best Legnano. Mosley had a very good evening with a double-double of 18 points and 16 rebounds. Bad luck as Legnano lost that game 68-76 to the lower-ranked Roma E-basket (#9, 10-9). Legnano managed to keep the same second spot in West. His team's 13-6 record is not bad at all. Mosley is a newcomer at Legnano, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was former international forward Andrea Renzi (207-F/C-89, agency: Players Group) of Lighthouse TR (#10). Renzi scored 24 points. Despite Renzi's great performance Lighthouse TR lost 83-96 to slightly lower-ranked Novipiu Casale (#11, 8-11). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Lighthouse TR ranking at the top of West, however are very questionable as they have already lost 10 games, recording just nine victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Renzi could help Lighthouse TR to bring them higher in the standings. Renzi has a very solid season. In 19 games in Italy he scored 17.7ppg. He also has 6.7rpg and FGP: 58.5%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Stan Okoye (198-G/F-91) of Udine APU - 23 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists
5. John Brown (203-F-92) of Roma Virtus - 21 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Benjamin Raymond (198-G/F-87) of FCM Ferentino - 22 points and 9 rebounds
7. Erik Rush (196-SF-88) of Recanati - 18 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists
8. Alessandro Zanelli (187-PG-92) of Rieti - 21 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
9. LaMarshall Corbett (189-SG-88) of Mantova - 34 points and 4 rebounds
10. Tony Easley (206-C-87) of Roma E-basket - 21 points and 12 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)



Ferdinando Matrone agreed terms with Napoli Cuore - by Eurobasket News

Serie B newcomer Cuore Napoli Basket strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old forward Ferdinando Matrone (202-90kg-95, agency: SPORTlab Agency). He started the season at Givova Scafati Basket (Serie A2). Serie A2 was a little too high level for him, where in 6 games he recorded just 1.3ppg and 1.0rpg this season. Serie B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. The last season Matrone played at Etomilu Giulianova (also in Serie A2). In 10 games he averaged 8.3ppg and 9.4rpg. His team made it to the Italian Serie A2 final.
Matrone was a member of Italian U18 National Team in 2013.
He has played previously for Maddaloni.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Agropoli tabs Ante Delas - by Eurobasket News

BCC Corvengenze Agropoli (Serie A2) inked 29-year old Croatian international guard Ante Delas (200-88). He played recently at Mons-Hainaut in Belgian Euromillions League, but left the team earlier this month. In 17 Euromillions League games he averaged 7.5ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.5apg this season. Delas also played 4 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 13.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.3spg. The last season he played at KK Zadar in Croatian A1. In 17 games he recorded 12.2ppg, 3.9rpg and 2.6apg. Delas helped them to make it to the final. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Croatian A1 League 1st Team. Delas also played 20 games in ABA League where he got 12.0ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.9apg. Delas also spent pre-season at Ribola Kastela (A1) in Croatian league earlier that year. In only one game he got impressive 31 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists.
Among other achievements Delas won Croatian A1 League championship title for two years in a row (2014 and 2015). He received also Eurobasket.com All-Croatian A1 League Most Improved Player of the Year award back in 2013.
Delas has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Croatian senior team since 2013 and previously for U18 National Team in 2006.
Delas represented Croatia at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 4 games: 1.3ppg.
Delas has played also professionally for other Croatian teams like KK Split, Alkar Sinj, Cedevita and Trogir.
His game is described as: Ante represents the Croat Basketball School; he has an incredible thin frame but big talent. His shot is very fluid and he has a very quick release. He plays a lot on the point guard position even though his height reaches nearly the 2.05!! He is a 21st century point guard who can play in all five positions! He has good penetration in the basket and his drives are so accurate.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cento hire coach Giovanni Benedetto - by Eurobasket News

Benedetto XIV Cento (Serie B) hired experienced 52-year old coach Giovanni Benedetto (agency: SPORTlab Agency). He coached most recently at Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria in the Serie A2.
The previous (13-14) season Benedetto coached at Bawer Olimpia Matera (Lega Due Silver). He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Benedetto coached in the final of Italian Nazionale A in 2013.
He was coaching Italian University National Team back in 2009 and coached also U20 National Team in 2005.

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Sagesse signs Zachary Andrews, ex Tokyo Z !! - by Ahmad Madwar

Sagesse - Al Hekmeh Beirut (Pepsi LBL) signed 32-year old American power forward Zachary Andrews (203-102kg-85, college: Bradley). He started the season at Earthfriends Tokyo Z in Japanese B League D2. In 18 games he had 11.4ppg, 11.8rpg, 1.6apg, 1.7spg and 1.3bpg this season. The last season Andrews played at another team Iowa Energy in U.S. semi-pro league D-League where in two games he recorded 6.0ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0bpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of D-League in 2012. Andrews was also voted Gatorade All-D-League Honorable Mention back in 2012.
He is quite experienced player. Andrews has played in eight different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Bosnia (Igokea), Italy (Sutor Montegranaro), Mexico (Fuerza Regia), Spain (Santa Pola), Turkey (Bandirma Kirmizi), D-League (Los Angeles D-Fenders) and ABA (Arizona Scorpions).
Andrews attended Bradley University until 2007 and it is his tenth season as a professional player.
He could be described: Great leaper which makes him a very effective rebounder. A true banger inside that plays with toughness and tenacity in the post, has a great hook shoot that is very hard to stop. He runs the floor like a deer which gives him great advantage on fast breaks. He must add a three point shoot to become nightmare for the opposing players.

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Mitchell's 26 points leads No. 1 Texans past Midland 112-87 on Thursday night at the Dome - by Eurobasket News

Raquan Mitchell (6'3''-G) scored a career-high 26 points while Jordan Brangers bucketed 21 as the No. 1 South Plains College Texans improved to 21-0 on the season and 9-0 in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference following an 112-87 dismantling of Midland College on Thursday night at the Texan Dome. "I didn't play very well last game and I was just trying to get my groove back," Mitchell said. "My teammates helped me a lot tonight. Josh and Jordan were really sharing the ball and getting everyone involved. We had a huge crowd tonight and we felt their support tonight. We didn't want to start out slow and have to fight our way back. We wanted to start fast tonight." The Texans did just that as they jumped out to a 60-30 lead at the midway point after shooting 59 percent from the field and 45 percent from the perimeter in the first half. Brangers scored 19 of his 21 in the first 20 minutes with Mitchell shooting 4-of-5 from the field totaling 13 points before the break. The Texans were just as effective on the defensive end, forcing the Chaparrals to shoot just 35 percent from the floor and 21 percent from the 3-point line in the contest. South Plains' Shawntrez Davis (6'9''-F) recorded a double-double as the 6-foot-9 forward from Atlanta went 7-of-8 from the field, finishing the contest with 16 points and 10 boards. Jahlil Tripp chipped in 12 points and pulled in four rebounds for the Texans, while Joshua Webster (6'4''-G) scored six points and dished out 13 assists. "I felt like I had a good week of practice and my teammates found me tonight," Davis said. "We just really wanted to come out tonight and play as a team, because we feel like when we do that nobody can stop us. Everybody seemed to be open because we have guys that can drive and get it to our shooters. We have a big one next week at Odessa, and if we come out and play as a team we can pull it out." South Plains shot 45 percent in the back half of the contest and continued their offensive dominance. The Texans forced 18 turnovers and facilitated the basketball on the opposite end with 23 total assists. The Texans passed the century mark in points for the 12th time this season on Thursday night and will look to continue their offensive brilliance when they travel to Frank Phillips and Odessa next week. "We got out ahead and made a couple of shots and really couldn't do anything wrong in the beginning," South Plains head coach Steve Green said. "I thought we were pretty aggressive defensively holding them to 30 points in the first half, and I think it's pretty good when we're scoring 60. Raquan brings a lot of energy, and he got out and started running and Josh got him the ball and some easy baskets. We told him if he can make all the other plays the 3s will become easier."
Courtesy of: spctexans.prestosports.com



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Lamarcus Reed (ex Peja) is a newcomer at Targu Mures - by Eurobasket News

BC Mures Targu-Mures (Liga Nationala) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old American swingman Lamarcus Reed (196-83kg-88, college: Texas Arlington). He started the season at Peja in Kosovan SuperLeague. Reed managed to play in three leagues this year. In 12 SuperLeague games he recorded 13.6ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.7apg and 1.3spg. Reed also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged impressive 17.7ppg, 6.3rpg and 3.2apg. And finally he contributed to 10 games in Balkan League where he had 12.8ppg, 5.7rpg, 2.3apg and 1.1spg.
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