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  ABA LEAGUE  


Standings

Adriatic League Standings
 1 Crvena Zvezda 20-1 
 2 Partizan 16-5 
 3 Cedevita 15-6 
 4 Buducnost 14-6 
 5 Cibona 11-9 
 6 Igokea 10-11 
 7 Karpos Sokoli 9-12 
 8 Un.Olimpija 9-12 
 9 FMP 8-13 
 10 Mega Leks 7-14 
 11 Mornar Bar 7-14 
 12 Krka 7-14 
 13 MZT Skopje 7-14 
 14 Zadar 6-15 

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 4: Karpos Sokoli - FMP 88-81
Feb. 5: Partizan - Crvena Zvezda 86-81
Feb. 5: Igokea - Zadar 78-77
Feb. 4: Mornar Bar - Cedevita 74-79
Feb. 4: Krka - Mega Leks 73-82
Feb. 5: Un.Olimpija - MZT Skopje 72-91
Feb. 6: Cibona - Buducnost


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ante ZIZIC
  Cibona
  (210-F/C-97)
  Avg: 20
 1. Zizic, Cibona20.0 
 2. Marinkovic, Zadar18.8 
 3. Boatright, Cedevita17.0 
 4. Lukovic, Krka16.9 
 5. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija16.1 
 6. Jefferson, Un.Olimp.15.5 
 7. Covic, FMP15.3 
 8. Hatcher, Partizan15.2 
 9. Labovic, Karpos S.14.9 
 10. Zagorac, Mega Leks14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ante ZIZIC
  Cibona
  (210-F/C-97)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Zizic, Cibona9.2 
 2. Lukovic, Krka8.2 
 3. Kaba, Mega Leks8.0 
 4. Oliver, Un.Olimpija7.8 
 5. Bilan, Cedevita7.2 
 6. Klassen, Buducnost7.1 
 7. Bolden, FMP6.9 
 8. Zagorac, Mega Leks6.8 
 9. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija6.8 
 10. Scott, MZT Skopje6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Scottie REYNOLDS
  Cibona
  (188-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Reynolds, Cibona7.3 
 2. Covic, FMP6.6 
 3. Jackson, Cedevita6.6 
 4. Jovic, Crvena Z.6.6 
 5. Williams, Buducnost6.3 
 6. Rebec, Krka6.2 
 7. Bakic, Mornar Bar4.9 
 8. Vladovic, Zadar4.9 
 9. Radivojevic, Igokea4.6 
 10. Diabate, MZT S.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Vukota PAVIC
  Mornar Bar
  (203-C-93)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Pavic, Mornar Bar1.9 
 2. Vladovic, Zadar1.8 
 3. Oliver, Un.Olimpija1.7 
 4. Kaba, Mega Leks1.7 
 5. Ramljak, Zadar1.7 
 6. Perry, Karpos S.1.7 
 7. Rozic, Cibona1.6 
 8. Labovic, Karpos S.1.6 
 9. Waller, Mornar Bar1.5 
 10. Reynolds, Cibona1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Partizan
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Lukovic, Partizan2.1 
 2. Austin, FMP1.8 
 3. James, Buducnost1.6 
 4. Ellis, Mornar Bar1.6 
 5. Scott, MZT Skopje1.3 
 6. Begic, Cedevita1.3 
 7. Zizic, Cibona1.2 
 8. Nikolic, Buducnost1.2 
 9. Zagorac, Mega Leks1.1 
 10. Davidovac, FMP1.1 



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  ALBANIA  


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

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

Kevin Dillard
Kevin Dillard
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Kevin Dillard (183-89, college: Dayton, currently plays in Australia). Dillard was the major contributor in a 1-point New Zealand Breakers' victory against the league leader Adelaide 36ers (17-9) 88-87 in the Australian NBL last Saturday. He scored 20 points and added 3 passes (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). New Zealand Breakers (13-14) are placed sixth in the NBL. Dillard's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Dillard has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 18.4ppg, 3.9rpg, 4.4apg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 49.3%, 3FGP: 39.6% and FT: 88.9%. Dillard is a naturalized American. He is currently a member of the Albanian senior national team. Strangely Dillard has never played in Albania.

Rashaun Broadus
Rashaun Broadus
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced international point guard Rashaun Broadus (183-84, agency: Octagon Europe, college: BYU, currently plays in Germany). He could not help SC Rasta Vechta (1-19) to beat Walter Tigers (7-16). Broadus scored 7 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 9 assists in 30 minutes. SC Rasta Vechta lost 77-86 on the road to the higher-ranked (#13) Walter Tigers. It was SC Rasta Vechta's 14th consecutive loss in a row. This year Broadus' overall stats are: 4.3ppg, 4.7apg, 1.7spg, 2FGP: 25.0% and FT: 75.0% in three games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Broadus is in the roster of the Albanian senior national team. Apparently he has never played in Albania.

Franko Bushati
Franko Bushati
   #3. The Albanian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international shooting guard Franko Bushati (189-85, agency: Two Points, currently plays in Italy). Bushati managed to help Germani Basket Brescia to win against the closely-ranked Banco di Srd (10-8) 56-48 in the Italian Serie A in Sunday night's game. He scored 5 points. Germani Basket Brescia (9-9) is placed eighth in the Serie A. This season Bushati averages only 2.3ppg, 2FGP: 43.5%, 3FGP: 25.0% and FT: 53.8%. He has a dual citizenship: Albanian and Italian. Bushati played for the Albanian national team five years ago.

Elvisi Dusha
Elvisi Dusha
   #4. Guard Elvisi Dusha (188-94, currently plays in United Kingdom) contributed to a Plymouth Raiders' victory against one of league's weakest teams Leeds Force (4-14) 83-73 in the British BBL last Sunday. He recorded only 2 points in 10 minutes. It was his first game for Plymouth Raiders this season. His team is placed sixth in the BBL. Dusha is another player who holds two passports: Albanian and British. He is also Albanian national team player.

Vildan Mitku
Vildan Mitku
   #5. Former international forward Vildan Mitku (200-83, currently plays in Germany) was not able to help Tuebingen II (7-11) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Mitku's good performance the tenth-placed Tuebingen II (7-11) was edged 101-98 at home by the lower-ranked Kaiserslautern (#12) in the South-West group. He recorded 14 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. It's Mitku's sixth season with the team. This year Mitku has very high stats. He averages: 17.0ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.6apg and 1.6spg. Mitku used to play for the Albanian national team six years ago.

Celis Taflaj
Celis Taflaj
   #6. Small forward Celis Taflaj (201-98, currently plays in Italy) was not able to secure a victory for Viola RC in their game against Agrigento (12-8) in the Italian Serie A2 (second division). He cannot count it as his best performance. Taflaj scored only 2 points in 11 minutes. Viola RC (#10) was crushed 90-58 on the opponent's court by the higher-ranked (#5) Agrigento in the West group. It's Taflaj's first season with the team. This year his total stats are: 1.2ppg and 1.4rpg in 16 games. Taflaj is an international player who is currently on the senior Albanian National Team roster.

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

   #1. Erjon Kastrati (198-SG-94, currently plays in Slovenia) was the major contributor in Krka's victory against the eighth-ranked Tajfun (8-9) crushing them 67-37 in the Slovenian Liga Nova KBM in Wednesday night's game. He scored 12 points in 25 minutes. Krka Novo Mesto (14-4) is placed second in the Liga Nova KBM. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. It's Kastrati's fifth season with the team. This year Kastrati averages: 9.6ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.4apg in 15 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Kosovan and Albanian.

   #2. Klaudio Patani (197-F/C-96, currently plays in Italy) led Isernia to a victory over the eighth-ranked Rimini (9-8) 67-62 in the Italian Serie B (third division) last Sunday. He was MVP of the game. Patani recorded 18 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Il Globo Basket Isernia (6-12) is placed 12th in Group D. It was his team's first victory after five consecutive loses. Patani has averaged so far 9.2ppg and 8.3rpg. He is another player who holds two passports: Albanian and Italian.

Other top Albanian players, who play abroad:

Klaudio Ndoja (201-F/G-85) plays for Virtus Bologna in Italian Serie A2
Besnik Bekteshi (191-G-93) plays for SC Rasta Vechta in German BBL
Shkelzen Bekteshi (185-G-91) plays for Kirchheim Knights in German ProA
Ergys Rrapi (200-C-83) plays for Ermis Lagkada in Greek B
Bruno Zyka (184-SG-97) plays for Francavilla in Italian Serie C Silver
Frenki Lilaj (201-C-98) plays for GBA Sparta in Czech Republic 1Liga
Nderim Pelaj (182-PG-88) plays for Halle USV in German 2.Regionalliga
Saha Milanovic (198-F-99) plays for Porto SG Virtus in Italian Serie C Silver

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



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  ARGENTINA  

Standings - LigaA

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

Regular Season: Round 31

Feb. 4: Estudiantes C. - La Union 94-65
Feb. 4: Olimpico LB - Boca Jrs 90-72
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. 5: Weber Bahia - Instituto 74-88
Feb. 4: Echague - Quilmes MP 62-90
Feb. 5: Regatas C. - Obras Basket 100-83
Feb. 6: Echague - La Union
Feb. 6: Atenas - San Martin C.
Feb. 6: Libertad S. - Quilmes MP
Feb. 6: Quimsa - Boca Jrs


Standings - TNA

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

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. 4: Petr.Argentino - Temperley 86-79
Feb. 3: Ciclista - Platense 84-88
Feb. 4: Parque Sur - Rocamora 84-67
Jan. 31: La Union - Ciclista 83-91
Feb. 2: Parque Sur - Alianza Viedma 82-79
Feb. 5: Alianza Viedma - Atenas Carmen 79-83
Feb. 3: SP Las Parejas - Independiente BBC 79-81
Feb. 4: Villa San Martin - BHY Tiro Federal 77-69
Feb. 1: Villa Angela - Villa San Martin 77-64
Feb. 2: Hindu - BHY Tiro Federal 75-58
Jan. 31: Rocamora - Alianza Viedma 74-79
Feb. 4: San Isidro - Barrio Parque 74-57
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. 5: Union SF - Independiente BBC 105-88


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. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista20.3 
 5. Brown, Mitre Tuc.20.1 
 6. Matthews, Salta B.19.8 
 7. Martin Jr., Alianza .19.6 
 8. Montes Cardo., Obera T.19.2 
 9. Villa, Gimnasia LP18.0 
 10. Pais, Platense17.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Santiago GONZALEZ
  San I.
  (203-C-83)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Gonzalez, San I.12.4 
 2. Matthews, Salta B.10.1 
 3. Cutley, Atenas C.9.4 
 4. Graham, Temperley8.8 
 5. Lockett, BHY T.8.7 
 6. Lauria, Comunica.8.4 
 7. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista8.2 
 8. Joseph, Obera TC7.9 
 9. Granado, Olimpo BB7.9 
 10. Hill, Huracan7.7 
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, Ciclista6.2 
 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: 2.5
 1. Pais, Platense2.5 
 2. Correa, BHY T.2.3 
 3. Brown, Mitre Tuc.2.2 
 4. Merlo, Ciclista2.1 
 5. Lopez, Independ.2.1 
 6. Cequeira, Villa A.2.1 
 7. Rodriguez Su., SP Las P.2.1 
 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. Nwogbo, Alianza .1.5 
 3. Lockett, BHY T.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 



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  ASEAN LEAGUE  

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Feb. 5: Kaohsiung - KL Dragons 94-86
Feb. 1: Kaohsiung - Saigon H. 85-71
Feb. 5: Singapore S. - Hong Kong ELL 71-73
Feb. 3: Kaohsiung - Singapore S. 66-84
Feb. 5: Alab Pilipinas - Saigon H. 65-72

Regular Season: Round 9

Feb. 10: KL Dragons - Singapore S.
Feb. 11: Saigon H. - Kaohsiung
Feb. 12: Singapore S. - Alab Pilipinas
Feb. 12: Hong Kong ELL - KL Dragons


Round 8: Singapore Slingers are defeated by Hong Kong ELL - by Eurobasket News

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Singapore Slingers (9-3) at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were edged by second ranked Hong Kong Hong Kong ELL (7-2) 73-71. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Singapore Slingers. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The guests trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 18-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Marcus Elliott (191-84, college: Louisiana Tech) who helped to win the game recording 27 points and 7 rebounds and guard Tyler Lamb (196-91, college: Long Beach St.) who added 12 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Center Justin Howard (209-81, college: Mercer) responded with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 22 rebounds. Hong Kong ELL have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 7-2 record having five points less than leader Singapore S. Singapore Slingers at the other side still keep top place with three games lost. Hong Kong ELL are looking forward to face bottom-ranked KL Dragons (#6) in Kuala Lumpur in the next round. Singapore Slingers will play at home against Alab Pilipinas (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Filipino Alab Pilipinas (5-4) against sixth ranked Vietnamese Saigon Heat (2-6) on Sunday night. Host Alab Pilipinas were defeated by Saigon Heat in a tough game in Manila 65-72. The winners were led by American Lenny Daniel (203-87, college: CS Northridge) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 18 points, 17 rebounds and 4 blocks and Christien Charles supported him with 9 points and 17 rebounds. Even 27 points and 6 rebounds by American-Filipino guard Bobby Ray Parks (193-93, college: High School) did not help to save the game for Alab Pilipinas. Alab Pilipinas' coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Saigon Heat moved-up to fifth place. Alab Pilipinas at the other side keep the third position with four games lost. Saigon Heat will play against higher ranked Kaohsiung (#4) in Kaohsiung City in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Alab Pilipinas will play on the road against the league's leader Singapore Slingers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very significant was Singapore Singapore Slingers' (#1, 9-3) victory against 4th ranked Taiwanese Kaohsiung (4-7) 84-66. The best player for the winners was Justin Howard who had a double-double by scoring 16 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Chris Oliver produced a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds for the hosts. Kaohsiung's coach tested ten players seeing no chance for a win. Singapore Slingers maintains first position with 9-3 record. Loser Kaohsiung keeps the fourth place with seven games lost. Singapore Slingers will meet at home Alab Pilipinas (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Kaohsiung will play against Saigon Heat and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 8 KL Dragons lost to Kaohsiung on the opponent's court 86-94. Kaohsiung managed to outperform Saigon H. in a home game 85-71.

Kaohsiung - KL Dragons 94-86

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 5th ranked Malaysian KL Dragons' (2-7) road loss to fourth ranked Taiwanese Kaohsiung (4-7) 86-94 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 9 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 8 points. Kaohsiung dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to KL Dragons' 36. The best player for the winners was American forward Chris Oliver (201-85, college: Radford) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists. American-Hungarian power forward Derek Hall (211-90, college: Albright) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points, 17 rebounds and 5 assists. American guard Joshua Munzon (191-95, college: CS Los Angeles) produced 27 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists and his fellow American import forward Marcus Melvin (206-82, college: N.Carolina St.) added 22 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. KL Dragons' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Kaohsiung maintains fourth position with 4-7 record. Loser KL Dragons dropped to the bottom place with seven games lost. Kaohsiung will meet Saigon Heat (#5) on the road in the next round. KL Dragons will play against the league's second-placed Hong Kong ELL and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Kaohsiung: C.Oliver 24+16reb+4ast, R.Jose 22+5reb+1ast, D.Hall 17+17reb+5ast, M.Reyes 10+2reb+4ast, H.Wang 8+3ast, W.Hsu 6+2reb
KL Dragons: J.Munzon 27+5reb+8ast, M.Melvin 22+9reb+4ast, S.Spencer 12+16reb+1ast, S.Fai Loh 10+1reb+2ast, K.Hou Teo 6+3reb+1ast, Y.Hou Wong 5+2reb
gschID: 520716


Singapore S. - Hong Kong ELL 71-73

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Singapore Slingers (9-3) at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were edged by second ranked Hong Kong Hong Kong ELL (7-2) 73-71. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Singapore Slingers. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The guests trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 18-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Marcus Elliott (191-84, college: Louisiana Tech) who helped to win the game recording 27 points and 7 rebounds and guard Tyler Lamb (196-91, college: Long Beach St.) who added 12 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Five Hong Kong ELL players scored in double figures. Center Justin Howard (209-81, college: Mercer) responded with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 22 rebounds and guard Xavier Alexander (198-88, college: S.Nazarene) scored 16 points and 8 assists. Hong Kong ELL have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 7-2 record having five points less than leader Singapore S. Singapore Slingers at the other side still keep top place with three games lost. Hong Kong ELL are looking forward to face bottom-ranked KL Dragons (#6) in Kuala Lumpur in the next round. Singapore Slingers will play at home against Alab Pilipinas (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hong Kong ELL: M.Elliott 27+7reb+2ast, T.Lamb 12+8reb+3ast, K.Lee 11+1reb+2ast, P.Sullivan 10+9reb+1ast, S.Yee Fong 10+9reb+2ast, C.Tang 3
Singapore S.: J.Howard 26+22reb+1ast, X.Alexander 16+3reb+8ast, L.Kwek Wei 13+3reb, W.Long Wong 8+2reb, O.Desmond 6+1reb+1ast, R.Gardner 2+1reb+2ast
gschID: 520717


Alab Pilipinas - Saigon H. 65-72

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Filipino Alab Pilipinas (5-4) against sixth ranked Vietnamese Saigon Heat (2-6) on Sunday night. Host Alab Pilipinas were defeated by Saigon Heat in a tough game in Manila 65-72. Alab Pilipinas were ahead by 13 points after three quarters before a 28-8 charge of Saigon Heat, which allowed them to win the game. They brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. The winners were led by American Lenny Daniel (203-87, college: CS Northridge) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 18 points, 17 rebounds and 4 blocks and the other American import power forward Christien Charles (216-81, college: Villanova) supported him with 9 points and 17 rebounds. Even 27 points and 6 rebounds by American-Filipino guard Bobby Ray Parks (193-93, college: High School) did not help to save the game for Alab Pilipinas. American forward Sampson Carter (203-90, college: Massachusetts, agency: Haylett Sports) added 13 points and 18 rebounds for the hosts. Alab Pilipinas' coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Saigon Heat moved-up to fifth place. Alab Pilipinas at the other side keep the third position with four games lost. Saigon Heat will play against higher ranked Kaohsiung (#4) in Kaohsiung City in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Alab Pilipinas will play on the road against the league's leader Singapore Slingers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Saigon H.: D.Arnold 19+3reb+3ast, L.Daniel 18+17reb+2ast, M.Morgan 15+6reb, C.Charles 9+17reb+1ast, T.Nguyen 8+6reb+1ast, H.Nguyen Van 3
Alab Pilipinas: B.Ray Parks 27+6reb+3ast, S.Carter 13+18reb+3ast, L.Domingo 7+7reb+1ast, J.Hughes 6+7reb+1ast, J.Fortuna 6+1ast, R.Celiz 2+1ast
gschID: 520718


Kaohsiung - Singapore S. 66-84

Very significant was Singapore Singapore Slingers' (#1, 9-3) victory against 4th ranked Taiwanese Kaohsiung (4-7) 84-66. The game was mostly controlled by Singapore Slingers. Kaohsiung managed to win third quarter 24-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Singapore Slingers looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American center Justin Howard (209-81, college: Mercer) who had a double-double by scoring 16 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. The other American import guard Xavier Alexander (198-88, college: S.Nazarene) chipped in 15 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals. Five Singapore Slingers players scored in double figures. American forward Chris Oliver (201-85, college: Radford) produced a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds and American-Hungarian power forward Derek Hall (211-90, college: Albright) added 21 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Kaohsiung's coach tested ten players seeing no chance for a win. Singapore Slingers maintains first position with 9-3 record. Loser Kaohsiung keeps the fourth place with seven games lost. Singapore Slingers will meet at home Alab Pilipinas (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Kaohsiung will play against Saigon Heat and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Singapore S.: H.Ng 22+2reb+1ast, J.Howard 16+13reb+4ast, W.Long Wong 15+1ast, X.Alexander 15+8reb+7ast, L.Kwek Wei 12+1reb+2ast, F.Mitchell 2+1reb+3ast
Kaohsiung: C.Oliver 23+10reb+2ast, D.Hall 21+8reb+1ast, R.Jose 7+5reb+1ast, Q.Jun 7+1reb, W.Hsu 4+1reb, M.Reyes 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 520715


Kaohsiung - Saigon H. 85-71

Rather predictable result in Kaohsiung City where fourth ranked Taiwanese Kaohsiung (4-7) defeated 6th ranked Vietnamese Saigon Heat (2-6) 85-71 on Wednesday. The game without a history. Kaohsiung led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Kaohsiung forced 20 Saigon Heat turnovers. The best player for the winners was American-Hungarian power forward Derek Hall (211-90, college: Albright) who scored 22 points and 9 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). American forward Chris Oliver (201-85, college: Radford) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Four Kaohsiung players scored in double figures. American Lenny Daniel (203-87, college: CS Northridge) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds and his fellow American import power forward Christien Charles (216-81, college: Villanova) added 20 points and 10 rebounds respectively for the guests. Kaohsiung maintains fourth position with 4-7 record. Loser Saigon Heat dropped to the fifth place with six games lost. Kaohsiung will again meet Saigon Heat (#5) on the road in the next round. Saigon Heat will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Kaohsiung: D.Hall 22+9reb+1ast, R.Jose 16+6reb+2ast, W.Hsu 15+1ast, C.Oliver 13+10reb+6ast, M.Reyes 7+3reb+1ast, H.Wang 6+2reb+3ast
Saigon H.: L.Daniel 21+11reb, C.Charles 20+10reb+1ast, H.Nguyen Van 9, M.Morgan 8+1reb+1ast, D.Arnold 7+1reb+3ast, T.Nguyen 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 520714





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Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. 36ers 17-9 
 2. Hawks 14-12 
 3. Wildcats 13-13 
 4. Taipans 13-13 
 5. Kings 13-14 
 6. Breakers 13-14 
 7. United 12-13 
 8. Bullets 10-17 

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 3: Wildcats - Bullets 94-63
Feb. 3: Hawks - Taipans 90-73
Feb. 4: 36ers - Breakers 87-88
Feb. 5: Taipans - Wildcats 85-77
Feb. 4: Kings - United 76-89
Feb. 6: United - Hawks


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Bryce COTTON
  Wildcats
  (185-G-92)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Cotton, Wildcats22.6 
 2. Ware, United22.1 
 3. Randle, 36ers21.5 
 4. Prather, Wildcats18.6 
 5. Dillard, Breakers18.4 
 6. Newley, Kings17.5 
 7. Penney, Breakers17.3 
 8. Goulding, United17.2 
 9. Clarke, Hawks17.0 
 10. Lisch, Kings16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Josh BOONE
  United
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Boone, United8.3 
 2. Craig, Bullets7.7 
 3. Johnson, 36ers7.4 
 4. Ogilvy, Hawks7.4 
 5. Mitchell, Breakers7.2 
 6. Pledger, Breakers6.8 
 7. Bairstow, Bullets6.5 
 8. Whittington, Kings6.4 
 9. McKay, Wildcats6.2 
 10. Majok, United6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ben WOODSIDE
  Breakers
  (180-PG-85)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Woodside, Breakers5.5 
 2. Randle, 36ers5.5 
 3. Jackson, United5.4 
 4. Ware, United4.5 
 5. Dillard, Breakers4.4 
 6. Newley, Kings4.2 
 7. Stockton, Breakers4.2 
 8. Sobey, 36ers3.9 
 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. Dillard, Breakers1.6 
 4. Prather, Wildcats1.6 
 5. Whittington, Kings1.5 
 6. Jackson, United1.4 
 7. Harris, Hawks1.4 
 8. Ware, United1.3 
 9. Woodside, Breakers1.3 
 10. Trice, Taipans1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew James OGILVY
  Hawks
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Ogilvy, Hawks1.6 
 2. McKay, Wildcats1.5 
 3. Boone, United1.2 
 4. Pledger, Breakers1.2 
 5. Whittington, Kings1.0 
 6. Powell, Kings0.8 
 7. Jacobsen, 36ers0.7 
 8. Craig, Bullets0.7 
 9. Wesley, United0.7 
 10. Jervis, Bullets0.7 



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Standings - A Bundesliga

A Bundesliga Standings
 1. Oberwart 15-3 
 2. Gmunden 14-6 
 3. Kapfenberg 11-9 
 4. Wels 10-8 
 5. Furstenfeld 10-10 
 6. Vienna 9-10 
 7. Arkadia 9-11 
 8. UBSC Graz 5-15 
 9. Klosterneuburg 4-15 

Regular Season: Round 21

Jan. 26: Kapfenberg - UBSC Graz 96-69
Feb. 5: Gmunden - Kapfenberg 92-81
Feb. 5: Arkadia - Furstenfeld 85-66
Feb. 2: Oberwart - Furstenfeld 84-87
Feb. 5: Oberwart - Wels 80-72
Jan. 27: Furstenfeld - Klosterneuburg 77-61
Jan. 27: Gmunden - Arkadia 69-81
Feb. 5: UBSC Graz - Vienna 60-88

Regular Season: Round 22

Feb. 12: Furstenfeld - Gmunden
Feb. 12: Oberwart - Klosterneuburg
Feb. 12: Wels - Kapfenberg
Feb. 12: Vienna - Arkadia


Standings - 2.Bundesliga

2.Bundesliga Standings
 1. Mustangs 12-2 
 2. Rocks 10-3 
 3. Lions 10-4 
 4. Dragons 9-4 
 5. Raiders 8-5 
 6. Timberwolves 7-7 
 7. KOS 6-7 
 8. BBU S. 6-8 
 9. Flames 4-9 
 10. Warriors 2-11 
 11. Piraten 0-14 

Regular Season: Round 15

Feb. 4: BBU S. - Piraten 86-66
Feb. 5: Warriors - Timberwolves 81-97
Feb. 4: Dragons - Mustangs 80-83
Feb. 4: Rocks - Flames 49-77
Feb. 4: KOS - Lions 49-75

Regular Season: Round 16

Feb. 11: Mustangs - BBU S.
Feb. 11: Piraten - Warriors
Feb. 11: Raiders - Dragons
Feb. 12: Timberwolves - Rocks
Feb. 12: Flames - KOS


2.Bundesliga Round 15: Mustangs beat UBC St. Polten by three after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 15 in the 2.Bundesliga took place in St.Polten. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 3rd placed UBC St. Polten (9-4) to first ranked Mustangs (12-2) 83-80 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of UBC St. Polten. UBC St. Polten was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Mustangs maintains first place with 12-2 record. UBC St. Polten at the other side dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. Mustangs are looking forward to face BBU S. (#8) in Salzburg in the next round and are hoping to win another game. UBC St. Polten will play on the road against Raiders (#5) in Villach and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked Rocks (10-3) against ninth ranked Flames (4-9) on Saturday night. Host Rocks were crushed by Flames in Mattersburg 77-49. Flames maintains ninth place with 4-9 record. Rocks at the other side keep the second position with three games lost. Flames will play against higher ranked KOS (#7) in Klagenfurt in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Rocks will play on the road against Timberwolves (#6) in Vienna and hope to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Worthersee Piraten is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their 14th consecutive match to eighth ranked BBU S. (6-8) 86-66 on Saturday evening. BBU S. maintains eighth place with 6-8 record. Loser Worthersee Piraten still closes the standings with 14 games lost. BBU S. will meet league's leader Mustangs in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Worthersee Piraten will play against Warriors (#10) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Klagenfurt supposed to be also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Lions (10-4) played at the court of 6th ranked KOS (6-7). Lions smashed KOS 75-49. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of KOS. Lions moved-up to third place. KOS at the other side dropped to the seventh position with seven games lost. Lions will have a break next round. KOS will play on the road against Flames (#9) in Wien and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 15 Timberwolves beat Warriors on the road 97-81.

Warriors - Timberwolves 81-97

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked Timberwolves (7-7) beat on the road 10th ranked Warriors (2-11) 97-81. Warriors were ahead by 7 points at the halftime before a 54-31 second half run of Timberwolves. Timberwolves maintains sixth place with 7-7 record. Warriors lost ninth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keep the tenth position with 11 games lost. Timberwolves' next round opponent will be league's second-placed Rocks in Mattersburg and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Warriors will play on the road against Worthersee Piraten (#11) in Klagenfurt and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 495170


BBU S. - Piraten 86-66

Bottom-ranked Worthersee Piraten is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their 14th consecutive match to eighth ranked BBU S. (6-8) 86-66 on Saturday evening. The game was mostly controlled by BBU S.. Worthersee Piraten managed to win fourth quarter 20-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BBU S. maintains eighth place with 6-8 record. Loser Worthersee Piraten still closes the standings with 14 games lost. BBU S. will meet league's leader Mustangs in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Worthersee Piraten will play against Warriors (#10) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 495169


Rocks - Flames 49-77

Very important is a home loss of second ranked Rocks (10-3) against ninth ranked Flames (4-9) on Saturday night. Host Rocks were crushed by Flames in Mattersburg 77-49. The game without a history. Flames led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Flames maintains ninth place with 4-9 record. Rocks at the other side keep the second position with three games lost. Flames will play against higher ranked KOS (#7) in Klagenfurt in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Rocks will play on the road against Timberwolves (#6) in Vienna and hope to get back on the winning track.
gschID: 495168


Kosovo - Lions 49-75

The game in Klagenfurt supposed to be also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Lions (10-4) played at the court of 6th ranked KOS (6-7). Lions smashed KOS 75-49. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of KOS. The game was mostly controlled by Lions. KOS was better in second period 20-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding KOS to just 7 points in first quarter. Lions moved-up to third place. KOS at the other side dropped to the seventh position with seven games lost. Lions will have a break next round. KOS will play on the road against Flames (#9) in Wien and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 495167


Dragons - Mustangs 80-83

The most exciting game of round 15 in the 2.Bundesliga took place in St.Polten. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 3rd placed UBC St. Polten (9-4) to first ranked Mustangs (12-2) 83-80 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of UBC St. Polten. UBC St. Polten was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Mustangs maintains first place with 12-2 record. UBC St. Polten at the other side dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. Mustangs are looking forward to face BBU S. (#8) in Salzburg in the next round and are hoping to win another game. UBC St. Polten will play on the road against Raiders (#5) in Villach and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 495166





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D1 Standings

D1 Standings
 1. Dervish 9-1 
 2. NTD 7-1 
 3. 80-ies 6-3 
 4. NTD U16 3-3 
 5. Veterans 3-6 
 6. AzDNSU 2-8 
 7. Araz 1-9 

Regular Season: Round 11

Feb. 5: Dervish - AzDNSU 98-77
Feb. 5: NTD U16 - Veterans 54-52
Feb. 5: 80-ies - Araz 107-59


D1 Round 11: NTD U16 beat Veterans by two after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 11 in the D1 took place in Baku. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 4th placed Veterans (3-6) to fifth ranked NTD U16 (3-3) 54-52 in the game for the fourth place. NTD U16 have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place. Veterans lost fourth consecutive game. Veterans at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the fifth position with six games lost.
D1 top team - Dervish (9-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed sixth ranked AzDNSU (2-8) 98-77. Dervish have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 9-1 record. AzDNSU lost seventh consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the sixth position with eight games lost.
The game between third ranked 80-ies (6-3) and 7th ranked Araz (1-9) in on Sunday ended with biggest points difference. 80-ies outscored guests from Nahchivan 107-59. Newly promoted 80-ies maintains third place with 6-3 record having four points less than leader Dervish. Loser Araz stay at the bottom position with nine games lost.

80-ies - Araz 107-59

The game between third ranked 80-ies (6-3) and 7th ranked Araz (1-9) in on Sunday ended with biggest points difference. 80-ies outscored guests from Nahchivan 107-59. Newly promoted 80-ies maintains third place with 6-3 record having four points less than leader Dervish. Loser Araz stay at the bottom position with nine games lost.
gschID: 534488


Dervish - AzDNSU 98-77

D1 top team - Dervish (9-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed sixth ranked AzDNSU (2-8) 98-77. Dervish have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 9-1 record. AzDNSU lost seventh consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the sixth position with eight games lost.
gschID: 534487


NTD U16 - Veterans 54-52

The most exciting game of round 11 in the D1 took place in Baku. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 4th placed Veterans (3-6) to fifth ranked NTD U16 (3-3) 54-52 in the game for the fourth place. NTD U16 have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place. Veterans lost fourth consecutive game. Veterans at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the fifth position with six games lost.
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Standings

NPBA Standings
 1. Regulators 11-2 
 2. Giants 10-2 
 3. Stingers 8-4 
 4. Shockers 8-5 
 5. Cybots 8-5 
 6. Bahamas Univ. 6-3 
 7. Rockets 5-7 
 8. Pirates 5-8 
 9. Pros 2-7 
 10. Legends 1-6 
 11. Cleaners 1-7 
 12. Rebels 1-10 

Regular Season: Round 13

Feb. 4: Pirates - Rebels 93-89
Feb. 4: Shockers - Cybots 78-83
Feb. 6: Stingers - Giants
Feb. 8: Cleaners - Regulators
Feb. 10: Giants - Rebels
Feb. 10: Cybots - Pros


NPBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Clayton MILLER
  Legends
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 27.5
 1. Miller, Legends27.5 
 2. Bain, Regulators24.3 
 3. Sylvestre, Bahamas .23.0 
 4. Smith, Bahamas .22.9 
 5. Farrington, Rockets21.8 
 6. Bain, Giants20.4 
 7. Dean, Shockers18.8 
 8. Woodside, Cleaners18.3 
 9. Leadon, Pros17.5 
 10. Ferguson, Pros17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eugene BAIN
  Regulators
  (195-C/F-88)
  Avg: 14.1
 1. Bain, Regulators14.1 
 2. Farrington, Rockets12.3 
 3. Munnings, Cybots12.2 
 4. Francis, Pros11.9 
 5. Fernander, Pirates11.7 
 6. Williams, Rebels11.2 
 7. Sylvestre, Bahamas .10.9 
 8. Dean, Shockers10.7 
 9. Woodside, Cleaners9.6 
 10. Leadon, Pros9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Ramon DAMES
  Bahamas .
  (-G-93)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Dames, Bahamas .6.8 
 2. Williams, Rebels5.8 
 3. Jones, Legends5.7 
 4. Wright, Pirates4.5 
 5. Mackey, Regulators4.3 
 6. Armaly, Shockers4.2 
 7. Bain, Regulators4.1 
 8. Miller, Legends4.0 
 9. Lewis, Shockers4.0 
 10. Smith, Bahamas .3.9 
Steals Per Game
 K HUMES
  Cleaners
  (--)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Humes, Cleaners2.5 
 2. Rolle, Rebels2.5 
 3. Lafuler, Stingers2.0 
 4. Cooper, Rebels2.0 
 5. Sylvestre, Bahamas .2.0 
 6. Rolle, Pros1.6 
 7. Williams, Rebels1.6 
 8. Dames, Bahamas .1.6 
 9. Leon, Pirates1.5 
 10. Ferguson, Stingers1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Livingston MUNNINGS
  Cybots
  (-C-)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Munnings, Cybots2.9 
 2. Dean, Shockers2.2 
 3. Farrington, Rockets1.8 
 4. Williams, Rebels1.8 
 5. Sylvestre, Bahamas .1.7 
 6. Culmer, Cleaners1.4 
 7. Morley, Rockets1.4 
 8. Munroe, Bahamas .1.1 
 9. Francis, Pros1.1 
 10. Atkins, Cybots1.0 


Ferguson's 19 points and 8 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

Devon Ferguson put on an amazing game in the last round for Stingers and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 12.
He had the game-high 19 points adding eight rebounds and five assists for Stingers in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Cleaners (#11, 1-7) 108-105. Stingers is placed at 3rd position in Bahamas league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Stingers will need more victories to improve their 8-4 record. Ferguson has many years of experience at Stingers, through which he has constantly improved. Devon Ferguson averages this season 14.5ppg and 7.3rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Herbert Knowles of Cleaners. He is a in his first season at Cleaners. In the last game Knowles recorded impressive triple-double of 33 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists. Bad luck as Cleaners was edged by the higher-ranked Stingers (#3, 8-4) 108-105. Cleaners is still in a red zone at 11th spot in the standings. 7 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Cleaners managed to get this year. Knowles is a newcomer at Cleaners and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to Domonique Fernander of Pirates (#8). Fernander showcased his all-around game by recording 15 points, sixteen rebounds (!!!) and five assists in the last round. Despite Fernander's great performance Pirates lost 82-89 to the higher-ranked Regulators (#1, 11-2). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Pirates not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 8 games, recording just five victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Fernander could try to bring Pirates' a little bit higher in the standings. Fernander has individually a great season in Bahamas. After 12 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 11.3rpg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Gameliel Rose) of Regulators - 26 points and 8 rebounds
5. Eugene Bain (195-C/F-88) of Regulators - 24 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Eugene Bain (195-C/F-88) of Regulators - 18 points, 18 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Kemsy Sylvestre) of Bahamas Univ. - 19 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Michael Bain (SG) of Giants - 22 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Rashad Woodside) of Cleaners - 31 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Justin Smith) of Bahamas Univ. - 24 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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Stats Leaders - Premier League

Points Per Game
 Sergej VABISCHEVICH
  BSEU-Gr.
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Vabischevich, BSEU-Gr.21.4 
 2. Viaroukin, GO.19.3 
 3. Sugonyako, COR-Bori.18.8 
 4. Shustov, Impuls B.18.3 
 5. Suvorov, Prine.17.7 
 6. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.17.3 
 7. Aladko, Vitebsk17.3 
 8. Roslikau, BSEU-Gr.16.8 
 9. Navoichyk, Prine.16.0 
 10. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dmitriy DMITRUK
  Brest
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Dmitruk, Brest13.8 
 2. Vashkevich, Vitebsk9.2 
 3. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.8.8 
 4. Liutych, Tsmoki II8.7 
 5. Zahar, Impuls B.8.7 
 6. Kopacev, GO.8.5 
 7. Ignatev, Impuls B.7.7 
 8. Sugonyako, COR-Bori.7.7 
 9. Chumakov, Prine.7.5 
 10. Chumakov, Grodn.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Maksim SHUSTOV
  Impuls B.
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Shustov, Impuls B.5.8 
 2. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.5.3 
 3. Nazarov, BSEU-Gr.5.0 
 4. Kuzmin, Grodno-935.0 
 5. Stavrovskiy, Tsmoki I.4.7 
 6. Aladko, Vitebsk4.5 
 7. Volodkin, Impuls B.4.4 
 8. Vabischevich, BSEU-Gr.4.3 
 9. Sapegin, Vitebsk4.3 
 10. Korzh, Grodno-934.2 
Steals Per Game
 Vitaliy LEBEDEV
  BSEU-Gr.
  (200-F/C-99)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Lebedev, BSEU-Gr.2.5 
 2. Viaroukin, GO.2.4 
 3. Shustov, Impuls B.2.3 
 4. Suvorov, Prine.2.3 
 5. Chumakov, Grodn.2.2 
 6. Stavrovskiy, Tsmoki I.2.1 
 7. Ovsepyan, Vitebsk2.1 
 8. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.1.9 
 9. Stankevich, GOCOR-S.1.9 
 10. Malkov, COR-Bori.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Evgeniy KOPYLOV
  COR-Bori.
  (199-F-91)
  Avg: 0
 1. Kopylov, COR-Bori.0.0 
 2. Adaskov, GO.0.0 
 3. Kopacev, GO.0.0 
 4. Navoichyk, Prine.0.0 
 5. Konovchuk, Brest0.0 
 6. Morozov, Brest0.0 
 7. Kisel, Brest0.0 
 8. Mishukov, Grodn.0.0 
 9. Kirilyuk, Brest0.0 
 10. Milashevskiy, BSEU-Gr.0.0 


Shustov's 33-point game gives him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

30-year old guard Maksim Shustov (188-G-86) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Impuls BGUIR and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 23.
He had the game-high 33 points adding three rebounds and six assists for Impuls BGUIR in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Tsmoki II (#3, 13-7) 88-84. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Impuls BGUIR is placed at 4th position in Belarusian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Impuls BGUIR will need more victories to improve their 13-9 record. In the team's last game Shustov had a remarkable five three-pointers out of 8 attempts. He turned to be Impuls BGUIR's top player in his first season with the team. Shustov has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (4th best: 18.2ppg) and averages solid 2.4spg.

Second best performed player last round was Aleksandr Kopacev (203-F/C-95) of GOCOR-Sozh. He is a forward in his second season at GOCOR-Sozh. In the last game Kopacev recorded impressive double-double of 21 points and 16 rebounds. Bad luck as GOCOR-Sozh was edged by slightly higher-ranked Brest (#8, 4-16) 76-74. GOCOR-Sozh managed to keep the same 9th spot in the standings. 17 lost games are too many comparing to just three victories GOCOR-Sozh managed to get this year. Kopacev is well-known at GOCOR-Sozh and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Dmitriy Dmitruk (198-F-81) of Brest (#8). Dmitruk scored 19 points and grabbed fourteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Brest, leading his team to a 76-74 win against slightly lower-ranked GOCOR-Sozh (#9, 3-17). Brest can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 4-16 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Dmitruk he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Dmitruk has individually a great season in Belarus. After 11 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 13.8rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Genadziy Zahar (200-SF-92) of Impuls BGUIR - 20 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Vitaliy Lebedev (200-F/C-99) of BSEU-GrandPrint - 17 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Andriy Malysh (203-F/C-83) of COR-Borisfen - 16 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Yuri Mishukov (205-C-85) of Grodno-93 - 14 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Andrey Stavrovskiy (185-PG-97) of Tsmoki II - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists
9. Pavel Suvorov (185-G-95) of Prinemanye - 29 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Ivan Kaliayev (200-F-87) of Grodno-93 - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 7 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)



Premier League Round 24: Tsmoki II defeated by Impuls BGUIR in a derby game - by Eurobasket News

Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Minsk: Impuls BGUIR (#5) and Tsmoki II (#3). Impuls BGUIR (13-9) won against visiting Tsmoki II (13-7) 75-71. The game without a history. Impuls BGUIR led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Worth to mention a great performance of Genadziy Zahar (200-92) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds and the former international guard Maksim Shustov (188-86) who added 20 points and 4 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was point guard Andrei Rogozenko (183-97) with 19 points. Tsmoki II's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Impuls BGUIR moved-up to fourth place. Tsmoki II lost third consecutive game. They keep the third position with seven games lost. Impuls BGUIR are looking forward to face league's second-placed COR-Borisfen in Mogilev in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Tsmoki II will play at home against Brest and is hoping to win this game.
Another interesting game was again a derby between two teams from Grodno: Grodno-93 (#1) and Prinemanye (#7). Grodno-93 (21-1) smashed visiting Prinemanye (5-17) by 38 points 104-66. The winners were led by forward Andrei Navoichyk (200-91) who scored that evening 25 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and Victor Ilyukevich supported him with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Even 19 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists by guard Pavel Suvorov (185-95) did not help to save the game for Prinemanye. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Grodno-93 have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 21-1 record. Prinemanye lost eighth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 17 games lost. Grodno-93 will play against bottom-ranked GOCOR-Sozh (#9) in Gomel in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Prinemanye will play at home against Tsmoki-Minsk and hopes to get back on the winning track.

In the last two games of round 24 Vitebsk lost to COR-Borisfen on the opponent's court 83-87. Brest managed to outperform GOCOR-Sozh in a home game 80-71.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 19 points and 5 rebounds by Evgeni Ivanov of COR-Borisfen.

Impuls BGUIR - Tsmoki II 75-71

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Minsk: Impuls BGUIR (#5) and Tsmoki II (#3). Impuls BGUIR (13-9) won against visiting Tsmoki II (13-7) 75-71. The game without a history. Impuls BGUIR led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Worth to mention a great performance of Genadziy Zahar (200-92) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds and the former international guard Maksim Shustov (188-86) who added 20 points and 4 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was point guard Andrei Rogozenko (183-97) with 19 points and point guard Andrey Stavrovskiy (185-97) scored 10 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Tsmoki II's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Impuls BGUIR moved-up to fourth place. Tsmoki II lost third consecutive game. They keep the third position with seven games lost. Impuls BGUIR are looking forward to face league's second-placed COR-Borisfen in Mogilev in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Tsmoki II will play at home against Brest and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Impuls BGUIR: M.Shustov 20+1reb+4ast, Y.Ignatev 16+5reb+1ast, G.Zahar 16+14reb+2ast, K.Volodkin 13+6reb+4ast, E.Pankratovic 7+3reb+2ast, Y.Kurapau 3+2reb+1ast
Tsmoki II: A.Rogozenko 19+3reb+2ast, T.Porolev 14+5reb+2ast, M.Liutych 11+8reb, A.Stavrovskiy 10+6reb+8ast, D.Kuratnik 5+2reb, M.Koratcov 4+3reb+2ast
gschID: 530010


COR-Borisfen - Vitebsk 87-83

Rather expected game in Mogilev where 5th ranked Vitebsk (12-10) was defeated by second ranked COR-Borisfen (19-1) 87-83. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Vitebsk won fourth quarter 24-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The winners were led by swingman Evgeni Ivanov (202-84) who scored that evening 19 points and 5 rebounds and Lithuanian point guard Vytautas Kamarunas (178-89) supported him with 17 points. Even 19 points and 5 assists by point guard Ivan Aladko (193-95) did not help to save the game for Vitebsk. Forward Victor Ovsepyan (204-91) added 8 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Vitebsk's coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. COR-Borisfen have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 19-1 record having 2 victories less than leader Grodno-93. Vitebsk at the other side keeps the fifth place with ten games lost. COR-Borisfen will play against Impuls BGUIR (#4) in Minsk in the next round. Vitebsk will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
COR-Borisfen: E.Ivanov 19+5reb+2ast, V.Kamarunas 17+3reb+2ast, A.Kharkevich 14+1reb+4ast, A.Malkov 9+4reb+1ast, A.Malysh 9+5reb+2ast, S.Tatur 8+5reb
Vitebsk: I.Aladko 19+3reb+5ast, A.Kachan 18, A.Vashkevich 14+6reb, V.Ovsepyan 8+12reb+4ast, A.Pishchulenok 8+3reb, S.Sapegin 6+3reb+3ast
gschID: 530012


Brest - GOCOR-Sozh 80-71

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both eighth ranked Brest and 9th ranked GOCOR-Sozh had identical 3-16 record. This time Brest used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Gomel 80-71. GOCOR-Sozh was ahead by 4 points at the halftime before a 49-36 second half run of Brest. They dominated on the defensive end, holding GOCOR-Sozh to just 6 points in third quarter. Brest shot 31 for 45 from the free-throw line, while GOCOR-Sozh only scored fourteen points from the stripe. They outrebounded GOCOR-Sozh 46-31 including a 36-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. GOCOR-Sozh was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. The winners were led by forward Dmitriy Dmitruk (198-81) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 15 points and 22 rebounds and forward Konstantin Solyshko (196-96) supported him with 18 points. Four Brest players scored in double figures. Brest's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 31 points and 7 rebounds by point guard Tsimafei Viaroukin (186-93) did not help to save the game for GOCOR-Sozh. Point guard Ilya Scherba (176-95) added 19 points. Newly promoted Brest maintains eighth position with 4-16 record. GOCOR-Sozh at the other side stay at the bottom place with 17 games lost. Brest will play against higher ranked Tsmoki II (#3) in Minsk in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. GOCOR-Sozh will play at home against the league's leader Grodno-93 (#1) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Brest: K.Solyshko 18+4reb, D.Dmitruk 15+22reb+3ast, D.Solyshko 14+4reb+2ast, R.Matusevich 13+4reb+1ast, D.Markovskiy 6+1reb+1ast, S.Moshko 5+3reb+4ast
GOCOR-Sozh: T.Viaroukin 31+7reb+2ast, I.Scherba 19+3reb+3ast, E.Dudov 6+6reb, E.Rybkin 5+8reb+4ast, A.Kharitonov 5+1reb+3ast, A.Kovalev 2+5reb
gschID: 530011


Grodno-93 - Prinemanye 104-66

Another interesting game was again a derby between two teams from Grodno: Grodno-93 (#1) and Prinemanye (#7). Grodno-93 (21-1) smashed visiting Prinemanye (5-17) by 38 points 104-66. The game without a history. Grodno-93 led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Prinemanye's 34. Grodno-93 forced 23 Prinemanye turnovers and outrebounded them 45-24 including a 18-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. The winners were led by forward Andrei Navoichyk (200-91) who scored that evening 25 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and power forward Victor Ilyukevich (203-94) supported him with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Five Grodno-93 players scored in double figures. Even 19 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists by guard Pavel Suvorov (185-95) did not help to save the game for Prinemanye. Point guard Aliaksei Navoichyk (190-1) added 17 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. Grodno-93 have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 21-1 record. Prinemanye lost eighth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 17 games lost. Grodno-93 will play against bottom-ranked GOCOR-Sozh (#9) in Gomel in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Prinemanye will play at home against Tsmoki-Minsk and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Grodno-93: A.Navoichyk 25+8reb+5ast, M.Legchilin 17+4reb+1ast, T.Evsievich 16+6reb+5ast, V.Ilyukevich 16+12reb+2ast, Y.Mishukov 11+4reb+2ast, K.Chumakov 8+1reb+1ast
Prinemanye: P.Suvorov 19+6reb+6ast, A.Navoichyk 17+1reb+1ast, A.Vodeyko 8+3reb, V.Stubeda 8+1reb+1ast, V.Svakel 7+1reb+2ast, D.Chumakov 5+6reb+1ast
gschID: 530009





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Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Jason CLARK
  Antwerp
  (188-G-90)
  Avg: 18.4
 1. Clark, Antwerp18.4 
 2. Bowman, Spirou16.7 
 3. Miller-M., Leuven15.9 
 4. Tuttle, Limburg .15.8 
 5. Tofi, Aalstar15.5 
 6. Simpson, Liege15.2 
 7. Samhan, Leuven15.0 
 8. Ware, Antwerp14.7 
 9. Simmons, Brussels14.7 
 10. Katic, Oostende13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ANDERSON
  Antwerp
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 7
 1. Anderson, Antwerp7.0 
 2. Amis, Aalstar6.9 
 3. Simmons, Brussels6.8 
 4. Ware, Antwerp6.8 
 5. Tuttle, Limburg .6.7 
 6. Samhan, Leuven6.7 
 7. Fields, Liege6.5 
 8. Ubel, Brussels6.1 
 9. Dowe, Brussels5.8 
 10. Mann, Mons-Hainaut5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Dusan DJORDJEVIC
  Ooste.
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.4 
 2. Miller-M., Leuven5.3 
 3. Channels, Kango.5.2 
 4. Loubry, Brussels5.1 
 5. Bosco, Mons-Hai.4.3 
 6. Clark, Antwerp4.1 
 7. Marnegrave, Spirou4.0 
 8. Anderson, Limburg .4.0 
 9. Tuttle, Limburg .3.8 
 10. Simpson, Liege3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Bryan DAVIS
  Spirou
  (206-C-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Davis, Spirou1.8 
 2. Miller-M., Leuven1.8 
 3. Bowman, Spirou1.5 
 4. Simpson, Liege1.5 
 5. Swing, Limburg United1.4 
 6. Tuttle, Limburg .1.4 
 7. Channels, Kango.1.3 
 8. Gugino, Liege1.3 
 9. Hertay, Liege1.3 
 10. Bosco, Mons-Hai.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. Boukichou, Oostende1.0 
 5. Gugino, Liege1.0 
 6. Bako, Leuven0.9 
 7. Fields, Liege0.9 
 8. Radenovic, Spirou0.7 
 9. Blair, Aalstar0.7 
 10. Ubel, Brussels0.7 


Standings - Division II

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

Regular Season: Round 20

Feb. 4: Melsele - Gembo BBC 90-93
Feb. 4: Ekeren - RPC Anderlecht 86-88
Feb. 5: Houthalen - Soba 83-53
Feb. 3: Ninane - Gent Hawks 79-87
Feb. 5: Royal Brussels - Waregem 76-66
Feb. 3: Giants B - Ieper 75-65
Feb. 4: Oxaco - Gistel Oostende 101-98

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 11: Gent Hawks - Oxaco
Feb. 11: RPC Anderlecht - Giants B
Feb. 11: Ekeren - Houthalen
Feb. 11: Ieper - Waregem
Feb. 12: Soba - Melsele
Feb. 12: Gistel Oostende - Royal Brussels
Feb. 12: Gembo BBC - Ninane


D2 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Stephane MORIS
  Royal Brussels
  (208-F/C-86)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Moris, Royal Brussels19.7 
 2. Celis, Oxaco19.3 
 3. Lhoest, Ninane18.5 
 4. Lambrecht, Gistel O.17.5 
 5. Van Hoey, Oxaco17.2 
 6. Baptista, Gistel O.16.7 
 7. Guillemyn, Waregem16.6 
 8. Wachowiak, Gembo B.16.5 
 9. Maesen, Houthalen15.8 
 10. De Pooter, Gent H.15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Francois LHOEST
  Ninane
  (196-F/C-85)
  Avg: 13
 1. Lhoest, Ninane13.0 
 2. Hilliman, Melsele9.7 
 3. Lambrecht, Gistel O.9.4 
 4. Fall, Ieper8.3 
 5. Moris, Royal Brussels7.9 
 6. Gorremans, Soba7.2 
 7. Celis, Oxaco7.2 
 8. De Pooter, Gent H.6.9 
 9. Vermeersch, Gembo B.6.9 
 10. Rogiers, Giants B6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Sam HEMELEERS
  Gistel O.
  (180-PG-95)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Hemeleers, Gistel O.4.8 
 2. Lhote, Gent Hawks4.7 
 3. Celis, Oxaco4.4 
 4. Goethaert, Gembo B.3.9 
 5. Mwendanga, Giants B.3.6 
 6. Snyers, Houthalen3.3 
 7. Kanda-K., Giants B3.2 
 8. Maesen, Houthalen2.9 
 9. Pegg, Oxaco2.8 
 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. Benzouien, Royal B.1.9 
 3. Goethaert, Gembo B.1.9 
 4. Van Hoey, Oxaco1.7 
 5. Riahi, RPC A.1.7 
 6. Van den Bran., Eke.1.6 
 7. Wachowiak, Gembo B.1.5 
 8. Celis, Oxaco1.5 
 9. Creppy, Royal B.1.4 
 10. Hilliman, Melsele1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Malick FALL
  Ieper
  (211-C-92)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Fall, Ieper1.1 
 2. Hilliman, Melsele1.1 
 3. Dierickx, Ieper1.0 
 4. Vermeersch, Gembo B.1.0 
 5. Samaey, Waregem0.8 
 6. De Pooter, Gent H.0.7 
 7. Iliaens, Gembo BBC0.6 
 8. Rogiers, Giants B0.6 
 9. Wachowiak, Gembo B.0.6 
 10. Van den Berg., Gent H.0.6 


Euromillions League Round 18: Antwerp Giants beat Okapi Aalstar in the most crucial game of the week - by Eurobasket News

Euromillions League is at the halfway of the Regular Season and there are still another 18 rounds left.

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Aalstar. Second ranked Antwerp Giants faced 3rd ranked Okapi Aalstar. Guests from Antwerp (12-6) smashed host Okapi Aalstar (10-9) 93-70. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Okapi Aalstar. Antwerp Giants dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Okapi Aalstar's 32. The best player for the winners was American forward Ryan Anderson (206-92, college: Arizona) who had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). The other American import power forward Gavin Ware (206-93, college: Mississippi St.) chipped in 18 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was American Bill Amis (206-87, college: Hawaii, agency: Pensack Sports) who recorded 12 points and 9 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Antwerp Giants maintains second position with 12-6 record having just two points less than leader Oostende. Okapi Aalstar at the other side dropped to the fourth place with nine games lost. Antwerp Giants are looking forward to face Kangoeroes (#8) in Willebroek in the next round where they are favorite. Okapi Aalstar will play at home against Basic-Fit Brussels (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Another exciting game was between eighth ranked Limburg United and 5th ranked Basic-Fit Brussels where host Limburg United (8-10) won against Basic-Fit Brussels (9-9) 84-78. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Basic-Fit Brussels. It was a good game for American forward Seth Tuttle (203-92, college: N.Iowa) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Jerime Anderson contributed with 18 points and 5 assists for the winners. American forward Jeremy Simmons (204-89, college: Charleston) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds for Basic-Fit Brussels. Limburg United have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Kangoeroes and Mons-Hainaut. Basic-Fit Brussels at the other side keep the fifth position with nine games lost. Limburg United will play against Leuven Bears (#9) at home in the next round. Basic-Fit Brussels will play against Okapi Aalstar (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Leuven Bears managed to get a sixth victory, breaking the two-game losing streak on Friday night. This time they edged ninth-ranked Liege Basket 71-68. Korey Billbury scored 22 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. The best for the losing side was Devin Sweetney with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Liege Basket's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Leuven Bears (6-12) moved-up to ninth place. Loser Liege Basket dropped to the bottom position with 13 games lost. Leuven Bears will meet higher ranked Limburg United (#7) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Liege Basket will play against Spirou Charleroi and hope to secure a win.
Leader Oostende delivered the fourteenth victory. This time they beat 6th ranked Kangoeroes (8-10) 86-75. Dusan Djordjevic notched 8 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists to lead the effort. Oostende's coach Dario Gjergja allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion maintains first position with 14-4 record. Kangoeroes lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with ten games lost. Oostende's next round opponent will be Belfius Mons-Hainaut (#6) in Jemappes where they are favorite. Kangoeroes will play on the road against the league's second-placed Antwerp Giants and hope to win that game.

In the last game of round 18 Mons-Hainaut was crushed by Spirou in Charleroi 80-61.
The best stats of 18th round was 17 points and 7 assists by Wesley Channels of Kangoeroes.

Oostende - Kangoeroes 86-75

Leader Oostende delivered the fourteenth victory. This time they beat 6th ranked Kangoeroes (8-10) 86-75. Serbian guard Dusan Djordjevic (193-83, agency: BeoBasket) notched 8 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists to lead the effort and the former international center Khalid Boukichou (208-92, agency: BeoBasket) supported him with 15 points and 6 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Oostende's coach Dario Gjergja allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 17 points and 7 assists by American point guard Wesley Channels (190-88, college: Austin Peay St.) did not help to save the game for Kangoeroes. The former international forward Randy Oveneke (200-86) added 18 points. Five Kangoeroes players scored in double figures. Defending champion maintains first position with 14-4 record. Kangoeroes lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with ten games lost. Oostende's next round opponent will be Belfius Mons-Hainaut (#6) in Jemappes where they are favorite. Kangoeroes will play on the road against the league's second-placed Antwerp Giants and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Oostende: K.Boukichou 15+6reb, C.Walden 11+3reb+3ast, R.Katic 11+3reb, V.Kesteloot 9+2reb, D.Djordjevic 8+6reb+9ast, D.Newbill 8+3ast
Kangoeroes: R.Oveneke 18+3reb, W.Channels 17+3reb+7ast, P.Badji 16+4reb, D.Donkor 14+1ast, A.Chada 10+4reb, T.Henry 0+2reb+1ast
gschID: 478780


Aalstar - Antwerp 70-93

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Aalstar. Second ranked Antwerp Giants faced 3rd ranked Okapi Aalstar. Guests from Antwerp (12-6) smashed host Okapi Aalstar (10-9) 93-70. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Okapi Aalstar. Antwerp Giants dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Okapi Aalstar's 32. The best player for the winners was American forward Ryan Anderson (206-92, college: Arizona) who had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). The other American import power forward Gavin Ware (206-93, college: Mississippi St.) chipped in 18 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Four Antwerp Giants players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American Bill Amis (206-87, college: Hawaii, agency: Pensack Sports) who recorded 12 points and 9 rebounds and the former international swingman Olivier Troisfontaines (192-89, agency: LBM Management) added 14 points respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Antwerp Giants maintains second position with 12-6 record having just two points less than leader Oostende. Okapi Aalstar at the other side dropped to the fourth place with nine games lost. Antwerp Giants are looking forward to face Kangoeroes (#8) in Willebroek in the next round where they are favorite. Okapi Aalstar will play at home against Basic-Fit Brussels (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Antwerp: C.Hawkins 22+1reb, R.Anderson 19+10reb, G.Ware 18+5reb+1ast, M.Smith 10+8reb+2ast, J.Clark 9+3reb+5ast, O.Kanda-Kanyinda 8+1reb+1ast
Aalstar: O.Troisfontaines 14+3reb+2ast, B.Amis 12+9reb, S.Geukens 10+3reb+4ast, M.Landis 8+4reb+1ast, J.Tofi 8+1ast, S.Blair 6+6reb
gschID: 478779


Limburg United - Brussels 84-78

Another exciting game was between eighth ranked Limburg United and 5th ranked Basic-Fit Brussels where host Limburg United (8-10) won against Basic-Fit Brussels (9-9) 84-78. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Basic-Fit Brussels. It was a good game for American forward Seth Tuttle (203-92, college: N.Iowa) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. The other American import point guard Jerime Anderson (187-89, college: UCLA) contributed with 18 points and 5 assists for the winners. American forward Jeremy Simmons (204-89, college: Charleston) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds and the former international point guard Domien Loubry (186-85) added 17 points and 7 assists in the effort for Basic-Fit Brussels. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Limburg United have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Kangoeroes and Mons-Hainaut. Basic-Fit Brussels at the other side keep the fifth position with nine games lost. Limburg United will play against Leuven Bears (#9) at home in the next round. Basic-Fit Brussels will play against Okapi Aalstar (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Limburg United: J.Anderson 18+2reb+5ast, W.Boss Mukubu 18+2reb, S.Tuttle 13+10reb+6ast, B.Simons 12+4reb, Y.Desiron 10+1reb, D.Jansen 5+7reb+2ast
Brussels: J.Simmons 17+12reb, D.Loubry 17+1reb+7ast, B.Ubel 12+9reb+3ast, C.Dowe 12+2reb+3ast, A.Peciukevicius 9+2reb+1ast, T.Bray 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 478776


Liege - Leuven 68-71

Bottom-ranked Leuven Bears managed to get a sixth victory, breaking the two-game losing streak on Friday night. This time they edged ninth-ranked Liege Basket 71-68. Leuven Bears forced 19 Liege Basket turnovers. American guard Korey Billbury (193-93, college: VCU, agency: Mansfield and Associates) scored 22 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Egyptian-American center Omar Samhan (211-88, college: St.Mary's, CA) chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was American swingman Devin Sweetney (198-87, college: St.Francis, PA) with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and his fellow American import point guard Vincent Simpson (185-88, college: Hampton, agency: Promotex) scored 17 points and 5 assists. Four Liege Basket players scored in double figures. Liege Basket's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Leuven Bears (6-12) moved-up to ninth place. Loser Liege Basket dropped to the bottom position with 13 games lost. Leuven Bears will meet higher ranked Limburg United (#7) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Liege Basket will play against Spirou Charleroi and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Leuven: K.Billbury 22+5reb+2ast, O.Samhan 16+7reb+1ast, J.Delalieux 15+7reb+1ast, I.Bako 6+5reb, T.Setty 5+4reb+2ast, A.Goetgeluck 3+1reb+3ast
Liege: V.Simpson 17+3reb+5ast, D.Sweetney 16+7reb+4ast, L.Hazard 13+4reb, B.Penninck 10+3reb+1ast, J.Fields 4+4reb, T.Huff 3+2reb
gschID: 478777


Spirou - Mons-Hainaut 80-61

There was no surprise when 6th ranked Belfius Mons-Hainaut (8-10) was crushed on the road by fourth ranked Spirou Charleroi (10-8) 80-61. American guard D.J. Richardson (190-91, college: Illinois, agency: Inception Sports) notched 20 points to lead the effort and Canadian-Jamaican swingman Jevohn Shepherd (196-86, college: Michigan) supported him with 15 points and 7 rebounds. Spirou Charleroi's coach Fulvio Bastianini used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 15 points by American swingman J.J. Mann (198-91, college: Belmont) did not help to save the game for Belfius Mons-Hainaut. Romanian center Alexandru Olah (213-93, college: Northwestern) added 7 points and 6 rebounds. Spirou Charleroi have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place. Belfius Mons-Hainaut lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with ten games lost. Spirou Charleroi's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Liege Basket (#10) in Liege and are hoping to win another game. Belfius Mons-Hainaut will play on the road against the league's leader Oostende (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Spirou: D.Richardson 20+3reb+1ast, J.Shepherd 15+7reb+2ast, L.Schwartz 8+2reb+3ast, N.Marnegrave 8+3reb+4ast, I.Radenovic 6+5reb+2ast, A.Libert 5+3reb+5ast
Mons-Hainaut: J.Mann 15+4reb, T.Demps 11+1reb+1ast, I.Lasisi 11+1reb+1ast, L.Bosco 7+3reb+5ast, A.Olah 7+6reb+2ast, J.Cage 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 478778





Dario Gjergja extends deal with Oostende - by Eurobasket News

Dario Gjergja (agency: BeoBasket ) and Oostende have agreed on terms of contract prolongation. The sides signed a four-year extension. The Croatian specialist has been working with the Belgian side since 2011. He led the team to the Belgian League for five consecutive seasons since 2012. He was named All-Belgian League Coach of the Year in 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Dario Gjergja (agency: BeoBasket ) worked as assistant coach with the Croatian National Team in 2015.


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Stats Leaders - BNL

Points Per Game
 Betinho NARDI DUARTE
  Campo M.
  (195-SG-88)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Nardi Duarte, Campo M.20.1 
 2. Hettsheimer, Bauru19.9 
 3. Holloway, Pinheiros19.8 
 4. Vieira, Flamengo19.3 
 5. Stallworth, Mogi19.3 
 6. Garcia, Bauru18.4 
 7. Anthony, Macae18.3 
 8. Mariano, Brasilia18.3 
 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. Holloway, Pinheiros6.8 
 10. Mariano, Brasilia6.8 
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.4.9 
 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. de Oliveira, Mogi1.7 
 8. Holloway, Pinheiros1.7 
 9. Stallworth, Mogi1.6 
 10. Taylor, Mogi1.6 
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. Freitas, Campo M.0.9 
 5. Klassmann, B.Cea.0.8 
 6. Vinicius, Caxias d.0.8 
 7. Camilo, Macae0.6 
 8. Dias Silva, Pauli.0.6 
 9. de Souza, L.Sor.0.6 
 10. Gruber, B.Cearense0.6 


Lucas Tischer (ex Univ. San Simon) joins CD Tinguiririca San Fernando - by Eurobasket News

CD Tinguiririca San Fernando (Liga Nacional) added to their roster experienced 34-year old Brazilian ex-international center Lucas Tischer (208-100kg-83). He played last summer at Univ. San Simon in Bolivian Libobasquet. In three Liga Sudamericana games he had 11.7ppg, 9.7rpg, 2.7apg, 1.7spg and 1.3bpg. Tischer also played that season for Pichincha de Potosi (Libobasquet) in Bolivian league. The other team he played that season for was Sport in Brazilian Liga Ouro where in 8 games he recorded 11.6ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.0apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Tischer won Paulista League championship title in 2004 and 2013. He was a member of Brazilian Senior National Team back in 2006.
Tischer is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Argentina (Penarol), Israel, Italy, Uruguay (Malvin) and Brazil (Minas, Paschoalotto/Bauru, Sao Jose, Liga Sorocaba and Internacional) and Bolivia (Amistad).
On Tischer: A very mobile and athletic center, very good leaper and shot blocker, whos future is maybe at power forward.

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NBB Round 19: Flamengo defeat Pinheiros in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

An interesting game for Flamengo (12-5) which played road game in Sao Paolo against 3rd placed Pinheiros (11-7). Second ranked Flamengo managed to get a 7-point victory 84-77. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Pinheiros. They outrebounded Pinheiros 45-34 including 33 on the defensive glass. Flamengo looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international forward Olivinha Rodriguez (203-83) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds. Dominican-American guard Ronald Ramon (183-86, college: Pittsburgh) contributed with 19 points and 4 assists for the winners. American guard Cordero Bennett (188-88) answered with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for Pinheiros. Pinheiros' coach Cesar Guidetti rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Defending champion maintains second place with 12-5 record behind leader Brasilia. Pinheiros at the other side dropped to the fifth position with seven games lost. They share it with Franca and Mogi. Flamengo are looking forward to face Mogi (#6) in Mogi das Cruzes in the next round. Pinheiros will play on the road against Paschoalotto/Bauru and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
NBB top team - Brasilia (13-5) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed eleventh ranked SKY/Basquete (7-10) 88-52. It was a great evening for international Guilherme Giovannoni (203-80) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Fulvio de Assis helped adding 11 points and 10 assists. At the losing side the former international point guard David Rossetto (180-93) responded with 11 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. Brasilia maintains first place with 13-5 record. SKY/Basquete at the other side keeps the eleventh position with ten games lost. Brasilia will play against Paulistano (#10) in Sao Paolo in the next round and are hoping to win another game. SKY/Basquete will have a break next round.

Other games in round 19 were not that significant. Vasco Da G. was beaten by Mogi on the road 80-73. Campo Mourao won against Caxias do Sul on its own court 83-74. Vitoria managed to outperform Minas in Salvador 82-78. Franca managed to beat Paulistano at home 78-71. Caxias do Sul was defeated by Mogi on the opponent's court 73-64. Bauru smashed L.Sorocaba in a home game 87-55.
The most impressive performance of 19th round was 11 points and 11 rebounds by Caue Freitas of Campo Mourao.

Mogi - Vasco Da G. 80-73

No shocking result in a game when seventh ranked Mogi (11-7) beat 9th ranked Vasco Da G. (9-8) in Mogi das Cruzes 80-73. Mogi players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. It was a great evening for naturalized American Shamell Stallworth (195-80, college: USF, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory scoring 26 points and 5 rebounds. International Jimmy de Oliveira (191-90) helped adding 15 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. At the losing side American guard David Jackson (195-82, college: Penn St.) responded with 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international point guard Welington Dos Santos (185-81) scored 14 points and 6 assists. Four Vasco Da G. players scored in double figures. Vasco Da G.'s coach Dede Barbosa tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Mogi have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Defending champion moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Franca and Pinheiros. Vasco Da G. at the other side keeps the ninth position with eight games lost. Mogi will play against league's second-placed Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Vasco Da G. will play on the road against Campo Mourao (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Mogi: S.Stallworth 26+5reb+3ast, J.de Oliveira 15+4reb+5ast, L.Taylor 15+4reb+4ast, F.Russo 8+5reb+3ast, C.Silveira 8+2reb+1ast, G.Filipin 5+2reb
Vasco Da G.: G.Zilmer 16+4reb, W.Dos Santos 14+6ast, D.Jackson 11+5reb+4ast, M.Becker 10+6reb, H.Vitor Lima 8+3reb+3ast, M.Dornelles 8+2reb
gschID: 495511


Campo Mourao - Caxias do Sul 83-74

Very expected game when 14th ranked Caxias do Sul (3-15) lost on the road to eighth ranked Campo Mourao (10-7) 83-74. They made 19-of-22 charity shots (86.4 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for guard Caue Freitas (192-88) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds. American guard Isaac Thornton (190-91, college: Fairmont St.) helped adding 14 points. At the losing side forward Arthur Bernardi (206-90, college: Houston Baptist) responded with 14 points and 8 rebounds and center Marcao Vinicius (205-84) scored 15 points and 7 rebounds. Five Campo Mourao and four Caxias do Sul players scored in double figures. Caxias do Sul's coach Rodrigo Barbosa tested eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Campo Mourao have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain eighth place with 10-7 record. Caxias do Sul at the other side dropped to the bottom position with 15 games lost. Campo Mourao will play against Vasco Da G. (#9) in Rio de Janeiro in the next round. Caxias do Sul will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Campo Mourao: I.Thornton 14+4reb+3ast, B.Nardi Duarte 13+2reb+5ast, W.Henrique 12+3reb+1ast, C.Freitas 11+11reb+3ast, G.Brown 11+4reb+4ast, D.Nunes 9+2reb+1ast
Caxias do Sul: D.Conceicao 16+3reb, M.Vinicius 15+7reb, A.Bernardi 14+8reb, P.Vieira 11+2reb, R.Stabile 7+2reb+2ast, D.Bellato 6+2reb
gschID: 495512


Brasilia - B.Cearense 88-52

NBB top team - Brasilia (13-5) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed eleventh ranked SKY/Basquete (7-10) 88-52. Brasilia made 28-of-37 charity shots (75.7 percent) during the game, while SKY/Basquete only scored five points from the stripe. They outrebounded SKY/Basquete 42-27 including a 34-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Brasilia players were unselfish on offense dishing 30 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by SKY/Basquete's players. It was a great evening for international Guilherme Giovannoni (203-80) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. The former international point guard Fulvio de Assis (188-81) helped adding 11 points and 10 assists. Four Brasilia players scored in double figures. At the losing side the former international point guard David Rossetto (180-93) responded with 11 points and the former international guard Eduardo Machado (193-82) scored 10 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. Brasilia maintains first place with 13-5 record. SKY/Basquete at the other side keeps the eleventh position with ten games lost. Brasilia will play against Paulistano (#10) in Sao Paolo in the next round and are hoping to win another game. SKY/Basquete will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Brasilia: L.Mariano 19+4reb+2ast, D.Ramos 11+6reb+5ast, F.de Assis 11+4reb+10ast, J.Campos 11+3reb+3ast, G.Giovannoni 10+10reb+5ast, P.Alves 9+5reb+2ast
B.Cearense: D.Rossetto 11+4reb+3ast, E.Machado 10+2reb+4ast, M.Vinicius Toledo 6+6reb+1ast, T.Lima 4+3reb, A.Parisotto 4, L.Klassmann 4+5reb+2ast
gschID: 495509


Minas - Vitoria 78-82

Very predictable result when sixth ranked Universo/Vitoria (11-6) won against 12th ranked Minas (7-11) in Belo Horizonte 82-78. Universo/Vitoria players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. It was a great evening for American point guard Kenny Dawkins (175-87, college: Lamar) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points, 7 assists and 4 steals. Andre Coimbra (206-86, college: Cent.Michigan) helped adding 10 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. At the losing side naturalized Italian point guard Paulinho Boracini (183-84) responded with 24 points and 6 assists and power forward Anderson Mosso (205-82, college: Chipola JC) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 12 rebounds. Four Universo/Vitoria and five Minas players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Universo/Vitoria moved-up to fourth place. Minas lost third consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with 11 games lost. Universo/Vitoria will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Minas will play at home against Liga Sorocaba (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Vitoria: K.Dawkins 19+2reb+7ast, A.Silva 13+5reb+2ast, A.Coimbra 10+7reb+4ast, C.Hayes 10+4reb+2ast, R.Scholz 10+2reb+1ast, K.Sheard 8+2reb+2ast
Minas: P.Boracini 24+1reb+6ast, D.Maynard 17+5reb+2ast, A.Mosso 11+12reb+3ast, S.Rodgers 11+2reb+5ast, D.Fuzaro 10+4reb+3ast, C.Mendonca Panunzio 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 495510


Franca - Paulistano 78-71

Not a big story in a game when 10th ranked Paulistano (8-10) lost to sixth ranked Vivo/Franca (11-7) in Sao Paulo 71-78. It was a great evening for international point guard Henrique Coelho (183-93) who led his team to a victory scoring 17 points and 5 assists. Pedro Lima (191-87) helped adding 18 points. At the losing side the former international center Guilherme Hubner (208-87) responded with 18 points and 8 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) and point guard Arthur Pecos (183-95) scored 9 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Paulistano's coach Gustavo Conti tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Vivo/Franca have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Pinheiros and Mogi. Paulistano lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with ten games lost. Vivo/Franca will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Paulistano will play on the road against the league's leader Brasilia (#1) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Franca: P.Lima 18+2reb+3ast, H.Coelho 17+3reb+5ast, E.Sommer 9+5reb+2ast, L.Cipolini 9+6reb, A.Borges 9+1reb+2ast, A.Stefanelli 8+1reb+1ast
Paulistano: G.Hubner 18+8reb, L.Dias Silva 13+4reb, R.Carbonari 9+5reb, J.Luz dos Santos 9+3reb+1ast, A.Pecos 9+5reb+4ast, G.Lucas 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 495507


Mogi - Caxias do Sul 73-64

Everything went according to plan when seventh ranked Mogi (11-7) defeated bottom-ranked Caxias do Sul (3-15) in Mogi das Cruzes 73-64. It was a great evening for the former international point guard Larry Taylor (185-80, college: Missouri Western) who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points. International Jimmy de Oliveira (191-90) helped adding 14 points and 7 rebounds. At the losing side point guard Gobor Vinicius (185-90) responded with 14 points and 5 assists and forward Diego Conceicao (200-87) scored 13 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Mogi have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Defending champion moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Franca and Pinheiros. Caxias do Sul at the other side dropped to the bottom position with 15 games lost. Mogi will play against league's second-placed Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Caxias do Sul will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Mogi: L.Taylor 20+2reb+3ast, J.de Oliveira 14+7reb+2ast, S.Stallworth 12+7reb+4ast, G.Santo 11+12reb, G.Filipin 7+4reb, F.Russo 6+3reb+1ast
Caxias do Sul: G.Vinicius 14+4reb+5ast, R.Stabile 14+3reb, D.Conceicao 13+6reb+1ast, A.Bernardi 13+4reb+1ast, G.Pereira 4+4reb+2ast, M.Vinicius 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 495506


Bauru - L.Sorocaba 87-55

There was no surprise when 13th ranked Liga Sorocaba (4-14) was outleveled on the road by fourth ranked Paschoalotto/Bauru (12-6) 87-55. Liga Sorocaba was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for the former international Jefferson Andrade (207-83) who led his team to a victory scoring 25 points. International Leonardo Meindl (201-93) helped adding 14 points. Four Paschoalotto/Bauru players scored in double figures. At the losing side Argentinian point guard Enzo Cafferata (187-88) responded with 18 points and 4 assists and Alexandre de Souza (202-92) scored 9 points and 12 rebounds. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Paschoalotto/Bauru have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to third place. Liga Sorocaba lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with 14 games lost. Paschoalotto/Bauru will play against Pinheiros (#5) in Sao Paolo in the next round. Liga Sorocaba will play on the road against Minas (#12) in Belo Horizonte and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bauru: J.Andrade 25+3reb, L.Meindl 14+4reb+2ast, A.Garcia 12+3reb+4ast, J.Carlos Junior 10+1reb+2ast, G.Pereira 8+5reb+3ast, M.Uchendu 5+6reb
L.Sorocaba: E.Cafferata 18+4reb+4ast, R.Castellon 10+9reb, A.de Souza 9+12reb+1ast, J.Sobral 9+1ast, L.Fernandes 3+1reb+1ast, L.da Silva 2
gschID: 495504


Pinheiros - Flamengo 77-84

An interesting game for Flamengo (12-5) which played road game in Sao Paolo against 3rd placed Pinheiros (11-7). Second ranked Flamengo managed to get a 7-point victory 84-77. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Pinheiros. They outrebounded Pinheiros 45-34 including 33 on the defensive glass. Flamengo looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international forward Olivinha Rodriguez (203-83) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds. Dominican-American guard Ronald Ramon (183-86, college: Pittsburgh) contributed with 19 points and 4 assists for the winners. American guard Cordero Bennett (188-88) answered with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and the other American import guard Desmond Holloway (191-90, college: Co.Carolina) added 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Pinheiros. Pinheiros' coach Cesar Guidetti rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Defending champion maintains second place with 12-5 record behind leader Brasilia. Pinheiros at the other side dropped to the fifth position with seven games lost. They share it with Franca and Mogi. Flamengo are looking forward to face Mogi (#6) in Mogi das Cruzes in the next round. Pinheiros will play on the road against Paschoalotto/Bauru and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Flamengo: O.Rodriguez 21+14reb+2ast, R.Ramon 19+4reb+4ast, J.Paulo Lopez 10+10reb+2ast, R.de Souza 9+1reb+2ast, M.Vieira 9+2reb+4ast, P.Wellausen 8+3reb+3ast
Pinheiros: C.Bennett 21+5reb+5ast, D.Holloway 16+5reb+5ast, R.Ansaloni 12+6reb, R.Lenz 9+3reb+1ast, A.Neto 9+2reb+3ast, G.Barbosa 5+6reb+1ast
gschID: 495503





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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 D.J. SHELTON
  Rilski
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 24.5
 1. Shelton, Rilski24.5 
 2. Semple, Akademik.21.6 
 3. Ivanov, Levski19.7 
 4. Yanev, Cherno More19.4 
 5. Petkov, Yambol18.4 
 6. Sekulovic, Balkan17.5 
 7. Marincheshki, Spartak .16.7 
 8. Smith, Akademik PL16.3 
 9. Bozov, Rilski15.8 
 10. Savic, Spartak .15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Semple, Akademik.12.3 
 2. Shelton, Rilski10.3 
 3. Marincheshki, Spartak .9.3 
 4. Savic, Spartak .9.1 
 5. Zack, Lukoil Acad.8.9 
 6. Varbanov, Yambol8.9 
 7. Sekulovic, Balkan8.9 
 8. Yanev, Cherno More8.3 
 9. Delic, Rilski7.6 
 10. Petkov, Yambol7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Oscar BELLFIELD
  Akademik.
  (187-PG-90)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Bellfield, Akademik.6.5 
 2. Karamfilov, Cherno M.6.0 
 3. Hott, Balkan5.7 
 4. Gruev, Spartak .5.4 
 5. Aleksiev, Beroe4.9 
 6. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.4.7 
 7. Parker, Rilski4.7 
 8. Raley-Ross, Beroe4.6 
 9. Marinov, Balkan4.2 
 10. Hadjirusev, Levski4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Deyan KARAMFILOV
  Cherno M.
  (180-PG-94)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Karamfilov, Cherno M.2.3 
 2. Bellfield, Akademik.2.1 
 3. Zahariev, Lukoil A.1.9 
 4. Semple, Akademik.1.9 
 5. Yanev, Cherno More1.9 
 6. Parker, Rilski1.9 
 7. Hott, Balkan1.9 
 8. Marinov, Balkan1.9 
 9. Shelton, Rilski1.8 
 10. Gibson, Beroe1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Semple, Akademik.1.7 
 2. Jones, Beroe1.4 
 3. Varbanov, Yambol1.2 
 4. Doychinov, Levski1.0 
 5. Shelton, Rilski1.0 
 6. Zack, Lukoil Acad.0.9 
 7. Korniyenko, Lukoil A.0.9 
 8. Savic, Spartak .0.9 
 9. Johnson, Akademik.0.8 
 10. Daniels, Balkan0.7 


Standings A2

Division Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Akademik Sofia 2-0 
 2. Levski 2014-2 1-1 
 3. UE Varna 1-1 
 4. Chavdar 1-1 
 5. Rilski 2 1-1 
 6. Vidabasket 0-2 
Places 7-13
 1. Cherno More 2 2-0 
 2. Dunav 2016 2-0 
 3. Shumen 1-1 
 4. Akademik Varna 1-1 
 5. CSKA 0-2 
 6. Dolphin 0-2 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 2

Places 1-6

Feb. 5: Levski 2014-2 - Rilski 2 91-60
Feb. 5: Chavdar - Vidabasket 90-62
Feb. 5: Akademik Sofia - UE Varna 83-80

Places 7-12

Feb. 5: Cherno More 2 - Dolphin 87-69
Feb. 5: Dunav 2016 - CSKA 65-58
Feb. 5: Akademik Varna - Shumen 59-78

Second Stage: Round 3

Places 1-6

Feb. 12: UE Varna - Vidabasket
Feb. 12: Levski 2014-2 - Chavdar
Feb. 12: Rilski 2 - Akademik Sofia

Places 7-12

Feb. 12: CSKA - Shumen
Feb. 12: Dolphin - Dunav 2016
Feb. 12: Cherno More 2 - Akademik Varna


Division A Round 2 (Second Stage): UE Varna lose to Akademik Sofia - by Eurobasket News

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Second Stage in Division A.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of UE Varna (1-1) on the court of Akademik Sofia on Sunday night. Visitors were edged by Akademik Sofia 83-80. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 30-18 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Akademik Sofia are looking forward to face Rilski 2 (#5) in Samokov in the next round. UE Varna will play at home against Vidabasket and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Very important is a road loss of Rilski 2 (1-1) against Levski 2014-2 (1-1) on Sunday night. Visiting Rilski 2 was crushed by Levski 2014-2 in Sofia 91-60. Levski 2014-2 will play against Chavdar (#4) in Troyan in the next round. Rilski 2 will play at home against Akademik Sofia to get more than just one victory in their record.

Rest of the games of round 2 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
In A winless Vidabasket was crushed by Chavdar in Troyan 90-62. Cherno More 2 beat Dolphin at home 87-69. Bottom-ranked Shumen destroyed Akademik Varna on the opponent's court 78-59. Dunav 2016 managed to outperform CSKA in a home game 65-58.

Places 1-6
Akademik Sofia - UE Varna 83-80

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of UE Varna (1-1) on the court of Akademik Sofia on Sunday night. Visitors were edged by Akademik Sofia 83-80. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 30-18 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Akademik Sofia are looking forward to face Rilski 2 (#5) in Samokov in the next round. UE Varna will play at home against Vidabasket and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
gschID: 534049


Group Places 1-6
Levski 2014-2 - Rilski 2 91-60

Very important is a road loss of Rilski 2 (1-1) against Levski 2014-2 (1-1) on Sunday night. Visiting Rilski 2 was crushed by Levski 2014-2 in Sofia 91-60. The game without a history. Levski 2014-2 led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Levski 2014-2 will play against Chavdar (#4) in Troyan in the next round. Rilski 2 will play at home against Akademik Sofia to get more than just one victory in their record.
gschID: 534048


Group Places 1-6
Chavdar - Vidabasket 90-62

Chavdar used a home court advantage and crushed the opponent from Vidin 90-62. The game was mostly controlled by Chavdar. Vidabasket was better in third quarter 24-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Chavdar will play against Levski 2014-2 in Sofia in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Vidabasket will play on the road against UE Varna (#3) to get more than just one victory in their record.
gschID: 534047


Places 7-12
Cherno More 2 - Dolphin 87-69

No shocking result in a game in Varna where Cherno More 2 (2-0) defeated Dolphin (0-2) 87-69. The hosts were ahead by 1 point but lost the second period ending it with a 1-point deficit before their 36-17 run, which allowed them to win the game. Cherno More 2's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Varna Akademik Varna.
gschID: 534052


Akademik Varna - Shumen 59-78

There was a minor upset when Akademik Varna (1-1) was rolled over at home by Shumen (1-1) 78-59. The game was mostly controlled by Shumen. Akademik Varna was better in third quarter 23-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Shumen will play against CSKA (#11) in the next round. Akademik Varna's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Varna to the arena Cherno More 2.
gschID: 534051


Dunav 2016 - CSKA 65-58

Rather predictable result in Ruse where Dunav 2016 (2-0) beat CSKA (0-2) 65-58. It looked good early as CSKA took a 9-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Dunav 2016 took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 7 points. Dunav 2016 will play against Dolphin (#12) on the road in the next round. CSKA will play against Shumen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 534050





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  CANADA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Conor MORGAN
  UBC
  (203-G/F-94)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Morgan, UBC24.3 
 2. Gray, Laurentian22.4 
 3. Johnson, Toronto22.0 
 4. Cooper, Calgary21.9 
 5. Jean-Louis, Cape B.20.4 
 6. Clayton, St.Mary''s20.3 
 7. Scott, UPEI20.1 
 8. Bercy, St.Franc.19.9 
 9. Gilmore, McMaster19.8 
 10. Nissen, Acadia19.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dut DUT
  UPEI
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Dut, UPEI11.9 
 2. Bercy, St.Franc.11.2 
 3. Osayande, Saskatch.10.8 
 4. Pereira, Waterloo10.3 
 5. Elgadi, Brock10.0 
 6. Nissen, Acadia10.0 
 7. Graham, Queen''s9.9 
 8. Ross, Mount Royal9.8 
 9. Dinkins, Lakehead9.3 
 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. Miller, Acadia4.9 
 5. Dulay, UFV4.8 
 6. Burdeaux, Lethb.4.6 
 7. Bonhomme, Manitoba4.6 
 8. Farkic, Western4.3 
 9. Allen, TWU4.3 
 10. Clayton, St.Mary''s4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Dejon BURDEAUX
  Lethb.
  (183-PG-)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Burdeaux, Lethb.3.6 
 2. Agada, Ottawa3.1 
 3. Jenkins, Western3.0 
 4. Small, Ryerson2.6 
 5. De Ciman, Saskatch.2.4 
 6. Bermillo, Bishop''s2.4 
 7. Kapinga, Calgary2.4 
 8. Mata, Dalhousie2.4 
 9. Masters, UNB2.3 
 10. Ogundokun, McGill2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane OSAYANDE
  Saskatch.
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Osayande, Saskatch.2.5 
 2. Graham, Queen''s2.2 
 3. Oirbans, Winnipeg2.0 
 4. Layton, Mount R.1.8 
 5. Paul, Brandon1.8 
 6. Debache, UQAM1.7 
 7. Yengue, Laurentian1.6 
 8. Elgadi, Brock1.6 
 9. Voll, Ryerson1.5 
 10. Morgan, UBC1.5 



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  CBL  

CBL Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Feb. 4: Wellington - Durham 89-88
Feb. 4: Scarborough - Hamilton 109-101

CBL Cup

Feb. 5: Durham - Hamilton


Wins for Wellington and Scarborough on Friday - by Eurobasket News

The Wellington Basketball Club win second game of season defeating Durham United 89-88 Friday evening. Jeremiah Williams (5'11''-PG-93, college: Canisius) led the way for Wellington scoring 25 points while Luke Moyer (6'1''-PG-93, college: John Brown) led the charge for during and tallied 22 points.
The Scarborough Basketball Club jump to first in the standings after defeating Hamilton 109-101 Friday evening. Malik Thomas (6'7''-G/F-92, college: Norfolk St.) led the way for Scarborough finishing with 28 points while Hamilton's Troy Taylor (6'1''-G-90, college: Evansville) tallied 30 points and 10 assists for another double-double.
Courtesy of: canadianbasketball.com



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  CHILE  

Stats Leaders - DIMAYOR

Points Per Game
 Durrell SUMMERS
  CD Valdi.
  (193-SF-89)
  Avg: 30
 1. Summers, CD Valdi.30.0 
 2. Dickson, CDU C.27.0 
 3. Taylor, Las Animas26.9 
 4. Abeiro, Tinguiri.25.6 
 5. Robinson, Osorno22.6 
 6. McCombs, CDE T.21.4 
 7. Cheek, Las Animas21.1 
 8. Larry, AB Ancud20.9 
 9. Munks, Puerto M.20.1 
 10. Arteaga, Los Leones19.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Yamene COLEMAN
  Osorno
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 13.7
 1. Coleman, Osorno13.7 
 2. McCombs, CDE T.13.4 
 3. Okoye, CD Valdivia12.4 
 4. Taylor, Las Animas11.8 
 5. Crawford, CDU C.11.8 
 6. Thomas, CD Castro11.2 
 7. Bowdry, Los Leones10.9 
 8. Abeiro, Tinguiri.10.9 
 9. Harrison, CDU C.10.9 
 10. Austin, Puente Alto10.2 
Assists Per Game
 Erik CARRASCO
  CD Valdi.
  (181-G-83)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Carrasco, CD Valdi.9.6 
 2. Morales, Las A.6.0 
 3. Bravo, CDE Talca5.9 
 4. Munoz, Osorno5.2 
 5. Thomas, CD Castro4.8 
 6. Saez, Tinguiri.4.8 
 7. Figueroa, AB Ancud4.3 
 8. Scott, CDU C.4.0 
 9. Marechal, Los L.3.9 
 10. Abeiro, Tinguiri.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Akeem SCOTT
  CDU C.
  (185-G-83)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Scott, CDU C.2.8 
 2. Carrasco, CD Valdi.2.0 
 3. Kirkland, Osorno1.9 
 4. Pavez, Tinguiri.1.9 
 5. Abeiro, Tinguiri.1.8 
 6. Cheek, Las Animas1.7 
 7. Dickson, CDU C.1.7 
 8. Munks, Puerto M.1.7 
 9. Diaz, Puente Alto1.7 
 10. Phillips, Puerto M.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Damian SAUNDERS
  CDU C.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Saunders, CDU C.2.1 
 2. Louis, CD Valdivia1.5 
 3. McCombs, CDE T.1.4 
 4. Phillips, Puerto M.1.3 
 5. Lee, CD Castro1.2 
 6. Lopez, Puente Alto1.1 
 7. Centeno, AB Ancud0.9 
 8. Harrison, CDU C.0.9 
 9. Coleman, Osorno0.8 
 10. Larry, AB Ancud0.8 


Recap of Liga Nacional Round 5 of Play-Offs - by Eurobasket News

Los Leones - CDU Catolica 86-71

Los Leones topped CDU Catolica to advance into the next round of playoffs. It looked good early as Universidad Catolica took a 1-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Los Leones had a 25-12 second period charge getting the lead and Universidad Catolica was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 71-86. American DeAndre Coleman (201-86, college: S.Alabama, agency: DTMones) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international Darrol Jones (193-94) contributed with 16 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Brandon Crawford (201-84, college: Albion) answered with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds and the former international swingman Jose-Ignacio Collao (194-87) added 13 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Universidad Catolica. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Universidad Catolica's coach rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Los Leones: D.Coleman 20+8reb+4ast, I.Carrion 18+3reb+2ast, D.Jones 16+6reb+3ast, E.Arteaga 15+4reb+2ast, B.Bowdry 8+8reb+2ast, T.Alvarez 7+2ast
CDU Catolica: B.Crawford 16+14reb+2ast, C.Soto 13+3reb+1ast, J.Ignacio Collao 13+6reb+1ast, J.Dickson 11+5reb+2ast, R.Cannobbio 7+2reb+1ast, M.Barrientos 6+2reb+3ast
gschID: 534460


CDU Concepcion - Tinguiririca S.F. 106-89

CDU Concepcion cruised past Tinguiririca to force the sixth game in the series. The game without a history. Universidad de Concepcion led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Tinguiririca S.F.'s 44. They outrebounded Tinguiririca S.F. 43-25 including a 32-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Universidad de Concepcion looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. British-American Darren Phillip (201-78, college: Fairfield, agency: DTMones) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 31 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and Jamaican-American guard Akeem Scott (185-83, college: High Point) chipped in 23 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Scott is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Universidad de Concepcion's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Argentinian power forward Juan Luis Abeiro (196-88) responded with 29 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international swingman Patrick Saez (193-79) scored 17 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
CDU Concepcion: D.Phillip 31+12reb+4ast, A.Scott 23+5reb+7ast, D.Silva 20+8reb+5ast, C.Lauler 13+3reb+4ast, M.Villagran 8+6reb+1ast, S.Saez 4+5reb+1ast
Tinguiririca S.F.: J.Luis Abeiro 29+5reb+4ast, P.Saez 17+6reb+3ast, M.Moraga 14+3ast, L.Tischer 10+7reb+5ast, M.Ernst 9+3reb+3ast, F.Pavez 5+3reb+3ast
gschID: 534459


AB Ancud - Puerto Montt 91-83

AB Ancud topped Puerto Montt to take 3-2 lead in the series. Puerto Montt trailed by 17 points after 3 quarters before a 29-20 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 83-91 at the end of the game. AB Ancud made 23-of-29 free shots (79.3 percent) during the game. AB Ancud outrebounded Puerto Montt 35-24 including a 28-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. American forward Reginald Larry (198-86, college: Boise St., agency: Pro Sports) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds for the winners and Diego Osses (185-88) chipped in 21 points and 4 assists. Four AB Ancud players scored in double figures. American guard Louis Munks (190-90, college: Prairie View A&M) responded with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds and the former international swingman Julius Holt (187-85) scored 27 points. Puerto Montt's coach tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
AB Ancud: R.Larry 26+10reb, D.Osses 21+1reb+4ast, R.Vera 14+4reb, P.Sandoval 10+4reb+3ast, R.Armijo 9+4reb+1ast, F.Centeno 7+7reb+1ast
Puerto Montt: J.Holt 27+1ast, L.Munks 24+10reb+2ast, M.Phillips 16+5reb+3ast, I.Navarrete 7+3ast, J.Valencia 5+4reb+2ast, H.Carrizo 4+2reb
gschID: 533935


Osorno - CD Castro 82-68

Osorno overcame CD Castro to win the playoff series 4-1. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Osorno Basquetbol's pressure prevailed and they won that period 16-9 extending their advantage to 14 points. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was center Yamene Coleman (208-86, college: Troy, agency: Interperformances) who had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds. Forward Brandon Robinson (198-89, college: Clayton St.) chipped in 18 points and 5 rebounds. Four Osorno Basquetbol players scored in double figures. Osorno Basquetbol's coach R Isbej used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Terrance Thomas (198-80, college: Baylor, agency: Interperformances) produced 23 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Tyrone Lee (204-90, college: Grand Valley St.) added 19 points and 13 rebounds respectively for the guests.
Top scorers:
Osorno: B.Robinson 18+5reb+3ast, Y.Coleman 16+12reb+1ast, F.Ibarra 11+2reb+4ast, M.Schenoni 10+2reb+1ast, R.Munoz 9+1reb+3ast, J.Fontena 6+6reb
CD Castro: T.Thomas 23+8reb+4ast, T.Lee 19+13reb, R.Madera 8+6reb+1ast, R.Cruces 6+1ast, G.Velasquez 5+2ast, J.Coronado 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 533934





Lucas Tischer (ex Univ. San Simon) joins CD Tinguiririca San Fernando - by Eurobasket News

CD Tinguiririca San Fernando (Liga Nacional) added to their roster experienced 34-year old Brazilian ex-international center Lucas Tischer (208-100kg-83). He played last summer at Univ. San Simon in Bolivian Libobasquet. In three Liga Sudamericana games he had 11.7ppg, 9.7rpg, 2.7apg, 1.7spg and 1.3bpg. Tischer also played that season for Pichincha de Potosi (Libobasquet) in Bolivian league. The other team he played that season for was Sport in Brazilian Liga Ouro where in 8 games he recorded 11.6ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.0apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Tischer won Paulista League championship title in 2004 and 2013. He was a member of Brazilian Senior National Team back in 2006.
Tischer is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Argentina (Penarol), Israel, Italy, Uruguay (Malvin) and Brazil (Minas, Paschoalotto/Bauru, Sao Jose, Liga Sorocaba and Internacional) and Bolivia (Amistad).
On Tischer: A very mobile and athletic center, very good leaper and shot blocker, whos future is maybe at power forward.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CHINA  

Standings - CBA

CBA Standings
 1. Shanghai S. 26-6 
 2. Xinjiang FT 26-6 
 3. Liaoning H. 25-7 
 4. Guangsha L. 25-7 
 5. Guangdong ST 24-8 
 6. Shenzhen L. 21-12 
 7. Shandong FB 20-12 
 8. Beijing D. 18-14 
 9. Sichuan BW 18-14 
 10. Jiangsu D. 16-16 
 11. TianJin S. 16-17 
 12. Qingdao E. 15-17 
 13. Shanxi Zh. 13-19 
 14. Jilin NE T. 12-20 
 15. Zhejiang CB 10-22 
 16. Fujian QB 9-23 
 17. North Control B. 8-24 
 18. Jiangsu TX 8-24 
 19. Bayi R. 6-26 
 20. Guangzhou 5-27 

Regular Season: Round 32

Feb. 2: Qingdao E. - North Control B. 96-94
Feb. 5: Jilin NE T. - Shandong FB 95-98
Feb. 5: Bayi R. - Liaoning H. 77-96
Feb. 5: Xinjiang FT - Fujian QB 138-115
Feb. 5: Shanghai S. - Qingdao E. 115-109
Feb. 5: Jiangsu TX - Zhejiang CB 114-112
Feb. 5: TianJin S. - Shenzhen L. 111-117
Feb. 5: North Control B. - Guangzhou 109-100
Feb. 5: Jiangsu D. - Guangsha L. 107-110
Feb. 5: Guangdong ST - Beijing D. 103-98
Feb. 5: Shanxi Zh. - Sichuan BW 101-111

Regular Season: Round 33

Feb. 8: Shanxi Zh. - Jiangsu TX
Feb. 8: Guangdong ST - North Control B.
Feb. 8: Shenzhen L. - Beijing D.
Feb. 8: Jiangsu D. - Zhejiang CB
Feb. 8: Jilin NE T. - TianJin S.
Feb. 8: Liaoning H. - Shandong FB
Feb. 8: Sichuan BW - Xinjiang FT
Feb. 8: Shanghai S. - Bayi R.
Feb. 8: Fujian QB - Qingdao E.
Feb. 8: Guangsha L. - Guangzhou



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  CROATIA  

Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj22.3 
 2. Bozic, KK Zagreb22.3 
 3. Smajlagic, Zabok21.2 
 4. Marcinkovic, KK Za.18.1 
 5. Hopson, Cedevita17.9 
 6. Novacic, Jolly JBS17.8 
 7. Konjevic, Skrljevo17.3 
 8. Veljacic, Kvarner .17.1 
 9. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek16.6 
 10. Sakic, Cibona16.3 
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. Arapovic, Cedevita6.5 
 7. Halilovic, GKK S.6.5 
 8. Marcinkovic, KK Za.6.3 
 9. Rajic, H.Analitica6.0 
 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 JBS6.9 
 3. Bozic, KK Zagreb6.6 
 4. Stockton, Cedevita6.0 
 5. Filipovic, KK Split5.9 
 6. Veljacic, Kvarner .5.9 
 7. Vrbica, Gorica5.1 
 8. Kapusta, Zabok4.9 
 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 .2.2 
 5. Katic, Cedevita2.0 
 6. Sirko, KK Split2.0 
 7. Brzoja, Zadar1.8 
 8. Mazalin, Zadar1.6 
 9. Novacic, Jolly JBS1.6 
 10. Marcinkovic, KK Za.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Miralem HALILOVIC
  GKK S.
  (205-F-91)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Halilovic, GKK S.1.5 
 2. Bundovic, Cedevita1.3 
 3. Turkyilmaz, GKK S.1.1 
 4. Krolo, Zabok1.1 
 5. Vukovic, Vrij.Osijek1.1 
 6. Zrnic, Zabok0.9 
 7. Bilan, Cedevita0.8 
 8. Vlaic, KK Zagreb0.8 
 9. Vitali, KK Zagreb0.7 
 10. Robinson, Vrij.Osijek0.7 



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  CYPRUS  

Standings - Division A

Division A Standings
 1. Keravnos 13-1 
 2. AEK 10-4 
 3. Apoel 7-7 
 4. Enosis 6-8 
 5. Apollon 3-11 
 6. Etha 3-11 

Regular Season: Round 14

Feb. 5: Etha - Apollon 90-71
Feb. 4: Keravnos - Enosis 85-67
Feb. 3: AEK - Apoel 78-67

Regular Season: Round 15

Feb. 12: Apoel - Etha
Feb. 12: Apollon - Keravnos
Feb. 12: Enosis - AEK



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  CZECH REPUBLIC  

Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Lukas PALYZA
  Prostejov
  (202-F-89)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Palyza, Prostejov19.2 
 2. Bohacik, USK Praha18.2 
 3. Burnett, BK Pardu.17.9 
 4. Lipkins, J.Hradec17.6 
 5. Bakic, BK Kolin16.1 
 6. Jacobs, Prostejov15.7 
 7. Brooks, J.Hradec15.7 
 8. Allen, CEZ Nymburk15.2 
 9. Ware, MMCITE B.15.0 
 10. Pecka, Usti n.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Deshawn PAINTER
  MMCITE B.
  (205-C-90)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Painter, MMCITE B.11.2 
 2. Kerr, BK Kolin9.8 
 3. Pecka, Usti n.8.9 
 4. Norwa, Prostejov7.3 
 5. Mickelson, Svitavy7.0 
 6. Simpson, MMCITE B.6.9 
 7. Smith, NH Ostrava6.6 
 8. Tawiah, J.Hradec6.6 
 9. Skinner, BK Kolin6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Roman MARKO
  Prostejov
  (194-SG-86)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Marko, Prostejov7.6 
 2. Bannister, Svitavy6.5 
 3. Sirina, BK Opava6.1 
 4. Kouril, BK Opava5.1 
 5. Lawrence, CEZ N.5.0 
 6. Sotnar, Usti n.5.0 
 7. Glover, Usti n.4.8 
 8. Simmons, Prostejov4.6 
 9. Ware, MMCITE B.4.4 
 10. Lipkins, J.Hradec4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin WARE
  MMCITE B.
  (188-G-93)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Ware, MMCITE B.2.7 
 2. Sirina, BK Opava2.4 
 3. Sant-Roos, CEZ N.2.2 
 4. Glover, Usti n.2.1 
 5. Lipkins, J.Hradec2.1 
 6. Marko, Prostejov1.8 
 7. Burnett, BK Pardu.1.8 
 8. Pulpan, BK Pardu.1.7 
 9. Allen, CEZ Nymburk1.6 
 10. Tomanec, MMCITE B.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Torrence DYCK
  Prostejov
  (196-G/F-94)
  Avg: 2
 1. Dyck, Prostejov2.0 
 2. Canty, J.Hradec1.7 
 3. Simpson, MMCITE B.1.5 
 4. Mickelson, Svitavy1.5 
 5. Ibekwe, CEZ N.1.4 
 6. Madsen, USK Praha1.4 
 7. Simpson, CEZ N.1.1 
 8. Ware, MMCITE B.1.0 
 9. Sevlie, NH Ostrava0.8 
 10. Jacobs, Prostejov0.8 


Standings - D2

1Liga Standings
Group A
 1. Sokol H.K. 14-3 
 2. Slavoj Litom. 12-5 
 3. Nymburk B 11-5 
 4. Sokol Prazky 10-7 
 5. Loko Plzen 9-8 
 6. Basket Kosice 7-11 
 7. USK Praha B 6-10 
 8. Sokol Pisek 6-11 
 9. GBA Sparta 5-11 
 10. Vysocina 4-13 
Group B
 1. Zlin 15-2 
 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 6-11 
 9. Ostrava 5-12 
 10. Havirov 2-15 

Regular Season: Round 17

Group A

Feb. 5: Sokol H.K. - Slavoj Litom. 97-76
Feb. 5: Vysocina - USK Praha B 84-77
Feb. 3: Loko Plzen - Basket Kosice 82-76
Feb. 5: Sokol Pisek - Nymburk B 79-68
Feb. 1: GBA Sparta - Loko Plzen 46-64

Group B

Feb. 5: Zlin - Novy Jicin 95-101
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

Round 14

Feb. 3: GBA Sparta - Sokol Prazky 67-74
Feb. 6: Nymburk B - USK Praha B



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  DENMARK  

Standings - 1st Division

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

Regular Season: Round 15

Feb. 4: Wolfpack/BMS - Aalborg 76-46
Feb. 4: Virum - Koge BK 70-73
Feb. 4: SBBC 2015 - Vaerlose 63-80
Feb. 5: EBAA - Amager BK 103-83

Regular Season: Round 16

Feb. 18: Amager BK - BMI Bloodhounds
Mar. 4: Amager BK - Virum
Mar. 4: Aalborg - BMI Bloodhounds
Mar. 4: Wolfpack/BMS - SBBC 2015
Mar. 4: Koge BK - EBAA
Mar. 5: Vaerlose - Birkerod


1st Division Round 15: Koge BK edge Virum Vipers by three points - by Eurobasket News

Seventh-ranked Virum Vipers (4-7) made lots of trouble for second ranked Koge BK (11-2) on Saturday. The visitors from Koge managed to secure only three-point victory 73-70. However their fans expected much easier game. Koge BK have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 11-2 record having just two points less than leader Wolfpack/BMS. Virum Vipers lost third consecutive game. Virum Vipers at the other side keep the seventh position with seven games lost. Koge BK are looking forward to face EBAA (#3) in Aarhus in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Virum Vipers will play on the road against Amager BK (#6) in Kastrup and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Undefeated leader BMS Skovlunde delivered the thirteenth consecutive win. This time they crushed 10th ranked Aalborg (1-11) 76-46. Undefeated BMS Skovlunde (13-0) have an impressive series of thirteen victories in a row. They maintain first place with a perfect record of 13 victories in a row. Aalborg lost eleventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 11 games lost. BMS Skovlunde will play against SBBC 2015 (#8) in Svendborg in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Aalborg will play at home against BMI Bloodhounds to get more than just one victory in their record.
The game in Svendborg was also quite interesting. Fifth ranked Vaerlose (7-5) played at the court of 8th ranked SBBC 2015 (3-9). Vaerlose did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 80-63 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of SBBC 2015. Vaerlose moved-up to third place, which they share with EBAA. Loser SBBC 2015 keeps the eighth position with nine games lost. Vaerlose will meet at home Birkerod (#9) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. SBBC 2015 will play against the league's leader BMS Skovlunde and hope to secure a win.

In the last game of round 15 Amager BK was crushed by EBAA in Aarhus 103-83.

EBAA - Amager BK 103-83

Everything could happen in Aarhus at the game between two tied teams. Both fourth ranked EBAA and 5th ranked Amager BK had identical 6-5 record. This time EBAA used a home court advantage and crushed the opponent from Kastrup 103-83 on Sunday night. EBAA (7-5) moved-up to third place, which they share with Vaerlose. Loser Amager BK dropped to the sixth position with six games lost. EBAA will meet league's second-placed Koge BK on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Amager BK will play against Virum Vipers (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 497447


Virum - Koge BK 70-73

Seventh-ranked Virum Vipers (4-7) made lots of trouble for second ranked Koge BK (11-2) on Saturday. The visitors from Koge managed to secure only three-point victory 73-70. However their fans expected much easier game. Koge BK have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 11-2 record having just two points less than leader Wolfpack/BMS. Virum Vipers lost third consecutive game. Virum Vipers at the other side keep the seventh position with seven games lost. Koge BK are looking forward to face EBAA (#3) in Aarhus in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Virum Vipers will play on the road against Amager BK (#6) in Kastrup and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 497445


SBBC 2015 - Vaerlose 63-80

The game in Svendborg was also quite interesting. Fifth ranked Vaerlose (7-5) played at the court of 8th ranked SBBC 2015 (3-9). Vaerlose did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 80-63 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of SBBC 2015. Vaerlose moved-up to third place, which they share with EBAA. Loser SBBC 2015 keeps the eighth position with nine games lost. Vaerlose will meet at home Birkerod (#9) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. SBBC 2015 will play against the league's leader BMS Skovlunde and hope to secure a win.
gschID: 497444


Wolfpack/BMS - Aalborg 76-46

Undefeated leader BMS Skovlunde delivered the thirteenth consecutive win. This time they crushed 10th ranked Aalborg (1-11) 76-46. BMS Skovlunde (13-0) have an impressive series of thirteen victories in a row. They maintain first place with a perfect record of 13 victories in a row. Aalborg lost eleventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 11 games lost. BMS Skovlunde will play against SBBC 2015 (#8) in Svendborg in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Aalborg will play at home against BMI Bloodhounds to get more than just one victory in their record.
gschID: 497443





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  D-LEAGUE  

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.25.8 
 4. Blue, Los A.24.8 
 5. Patterson, Reno B.24.0 
 6. Crawford, Grand R.22.9 
 7. Nader, Maine RC22.5 
 8. Murphy, Grand R.21.8 
 9. Brown, Erie Bay H.21.8 
 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. Moreland, Canton C.11.7 
 3. Costello, Iowa E.11.6 
 4. Long, Delaware.11.2 
 5. Benson, Sioux F.10.8 
 6. Onuaku, Rio G.10.3 
 7. Wood, Greensbo.10.0 
 8. Webb III, Delaware.9.2 
 9. McKinnie, Windy C.9.1 
 10. Tobey, Greensbo.8.9 
Assists Per Game
 Josh MAGETTE
  Los A.
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Magette, Los A.9.5 
 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. Pressey, Santa C.6.8 
 9. Jackson, Texas L.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.2.3 
 5. Caruso, Oklahoma.2.3 
 6. Evans, Canton C.2.1 
 7. Millsap, N.Arizon.2.0 
 8. Pressey, Santa C.2.0 
 9. Patterson, Reno B.2.0 
 10. Murray, Austin S.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Keith BENSON
  Sioux F.
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Benson, Sioux F.2.7 
 2. Wood, Greensbo.2.6 
 3. Tavares, Raptors .2.5 
 4. Papagiannis, Reno B.2.3 
 5. Moreland, Canton C.2.3 
 6. Diallo, Austin S.2.1 
 7. Hammons, Texas L.2.1 
 8. Acy, Texas L.2.0 
 9. Obekpa, Santa C.2.0 
 10. Jones, Santa C.1.9 



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  ESTONIA  


Estonian Alexela KML round 16 best performance: Tanel Sokk - by Eurobasket News

Point guard Tanel Sokk (187-PG-85) had an amazing evening in the last round for top-ranked TU/Rock, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 16.
The 31-year old player was the main contributor (19 points, three rebounds and four assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Parnu (#5, 9-9) 67-62. It allowed TU/Rock to consolidate first place in the Estonian Alexela KML. TU/Rock have a solid 15-2 record. In the team's last game Sokk had a remarkable 66.7% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at TU/Rock, through which he has constantly improved. Tanel Sokk has solid league stats. He is in league's top in assists (4th best: 4.3apg) and averages impressive 58.8% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 26-year old Dutch Thomas van der Mars (208-C-90) of Rapla. van der Mars had a very good evening with a double-double of 12 points and 15 rebounds. Bad luck as Rapla lost that game 63-70 to the lower-ranked TLU/Kalev (#6, 6-11). Rapla managed to keep the same 3rd spot in the standings. His team's 9-5 record is not bad at all. van der Mars is a newcomer at Rapla, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.1ppg (#3). He also registered 14.3 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was guard Mario Paiste (186-G-89) of Tarvas (#7). Paiste showcased his all-around game by recording 17 points, seven rebounds and four assists in the last round. Despite Paiste's great performance Tarvas lost 86-92 to the higher-ranked TTU (#4, 9-6). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Tarvas not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 11 games, recording just five victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Paiste could try to bring Tarvas' a little bit higher in the standings. Paiste has individually a great season in Estonia. After 11 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 4.0apg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Siim-Markus Post (183-PG-97) of Tarvas - 23 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Nikola Vujovic (210-C-93) of TTU - 19 points and 4 rebounds
6. Tonis Peil (196-F-93) of Tarvas - 15 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Kristo Saage (186-PG-85) of TLU/Kalev - 18 points and 7 rebounds
8. Joonas Jarvelainen (202-F-90) of TTU - 13 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Djordje Dzeletovic (205-C-93) of TLU/Kalev - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Kiur Akenparg (190-SG-88) of TTU - 20 points and 3 rebounds

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



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  EUROLEAGUE  


Erden leaves Darussafaka - by Eurobasket News

31-year old international power forward Semih Erden (211-109kg-86) left Darussafaka-Dogus-Istanbul (BSL). In 8 games he averaged 5.8ppg and 4.0rpg this season. He also played 10 games in Euroleague where he had 4.0ppg and 3.1rpg. Erden played there also last season. In 32 BSL games he recorded 9.2ppg and 4.0rpg. He helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Honorable Mention and All-Domestic Players Team. The other team Erden played that season for was Darussafaka. He played there also last season. He also played 24 games in Euroleague where he got 9.0ppg and 4.8rpg.
In 2008 Erden was drafted by Boston Celtics (NBA) in second round (60th overall).
Among other achievements his team won Turkish League Regular Season in 2007 and 2015.
Erden has been also a member of Turkish international program for some years. He has regularly played for Turkish senior team since 2004 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2006.
Erden represented Turkey at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 13.2ppg, 4.3rpg, FGP: 74.4%, FT: 62.5%.
Erden has played also professionally in Serbia (Partizan), NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers) and Turkey (Anadolu Efes, Fenerbahce and Besiktas).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A young center yet scouted by NBA teams, with interesting athletic skills. Has quick feet and coordination, needs to add offensive skills to become a solid starter.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Turkey



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  FBA  


Jacksonville's Southeast Royals to join FBA for 2017 - by Eurobasket News

The Florida Basketball Association (FBA) will add the Southeast Royals out of Jacksonville, Florida for the upcoming 2017 season. The Royals were a member of the upstart Elite International Basketball Association (EIBA) in 2016. Motivated by the lack of EIBA teams being in close proximity, the team began pursuing alternative options. After a friendly exhibition with the FBA's Florida Flight, their transition to joining the FBA began. 'Playing in a Florida-based league made the most business sense for us,' said Lena Richardson, Owner of the Royals. 'The vision and direction of the FBA, coupled by a 5 year track record of success made this decision very easy.' 'We're excited to have FBA representation in Jacksonville, one of the biggest cities in Florida,' said FBA Commissioner Greg Kite. 'Bringing in a team that you've already seen play is very helpful. We know the Royals will put forth a competitive product on the floor, and that's great for our league.' The Royals first official FBA game will be Saturday, February 11th on the road in Orlando against the Florida Flight. Their first home game will be on February 18th against another 2017 addition, the Bradenton Gym Ratz.
Courtesy of: floridabasketballassociation.wordpress.com



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  FINLAND  

Standings - Korisliiga

Korisliiga Standings
 1. Helsinki Seagulls 18-6 
 2. Salon Vilpas 18-6 
 3. Kauhajoki 16-10 
 4. Kataja Basket 15-8 
 5. Lapua 13-12 
 6. BC Nokia 11-15 
 7. Kouvot 10-14 
 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. 5: Kouvot - Kauhajoki 80-86
Feb. 3: Helsinki Seagulls - Kataja Basket 61-91

Regular Season: Round 29

Feb. 8: Salon Vilpas - Helsinki Seagulls
Feb. 8: Lapua - Korihait
Feb. 8: Pyrinto - Kataja Basket
Feb. 10: KTP Basket - Kataja Basket
Feb. 11: Korihait - Kouvot
Feb. 11: Kauhajoki - Pyrinto


Standings - Division I

1st Standings
Division A
 1. Lahti 17-4 
 2. Espoo United 15-5 
 3. ToPo 12-8 
 4. Oulun NMKY 11-8 
 5. Jyvaskyla BA 10-8 
 6. Porvoon Tarmo 8-11 
 7. FoKoPo 8-12 
 8. Jarvenpaa 7-13 
 9. HBA-Marsky 5-13 
 10. Pyrinto II 4-15 
Division B
 1. TuNMKY 15-4 
 2. PuHu Juniorit 14-4 
 3. Ura Basket 14-5 
 4. Espoo Basket 13-6 
 5. Korikouvot 12-6 
 6. Raholan Pyrkiva 11-7 
 7. HyPo 9-8 
 8. HNMKY U23 8-11 
 9. Karkkila 6-12 
 10. PeU-Basket 6-13 
 11. Munkkiniemen 5-13 
 12. JyWe 4-14 
 13. Namika Lr 2-16 

Regular Season: Round 17

Division A

Feb. 2: ToPo - HBA-Marsky 98-76
Feb. 3: Jarvenpaa - Espoo United 79-82
Feb. 5: Jarvenpaa - Lahti 78-88
Feb. 5: Espoo United - Pyrinto II 78-51
Feb. 5: Jyvaskyla BA - ToPo 68-66
Feb. 5: Porvoon Tarmo - FoKoPo 103-90

Division B

Feb. 5: Munkkiniemen - JyWe 95-68
Feb. 5: HyPo - Karkkila 93-79
Feb. 5: HNMKY U23 - Namika Lr 88-73
Feb. 3: TuNMKY - Korikouvot 79-90
Feb. 5: PuHu Juniorit - PeU-Basket 70-64
Feb. 5: Espoo Basket - TuNMKY 63-80
Feb. 5: Ura Basket - Raholan Pyrkiva 108-83

Regular Season: Round 18

Division A

Feb. 9: HBA-Marsky - Jyvaskyla BA
Feb. 11: Porvoon Tarmo - Oulun NMKY
Feb. 12: Jyvaskyla BA - Espoo United
Feb. 12: FoKoPo - ToPo
Feb. 12: Jarvenpaa - Porvoon Tarmo
Feb. 12: Lahti - Oulun NMKY

Division B

Feb. 10: Raholan Pyrkiva - Munkkiniemen
Feb. 10: JyWe - HyPo
Feb. 10: Karkkila - Namika Lr
Feb. 10: HNMKY U23 - TuNMKY
Feb. 10: PeU-Basket - Korikouvot
Feb. 10: Espoo Basket - PuHu Juniorit
Feb. 12: Ura Basket - Munkkiniemen
Feb. 12: Namika Lr - JyWe
Feb. 12: HyPo - Raholan Pyrkiva
Feb. 12: Korikouvot - Espoo Basket
Feb. 12: PuHu Juniorit - HNMKY U23
Feb. 12: TuNMKY - Karkkila



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  FRANCE  

Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 5: Pau-Lacq-Orthez - Chalon 95-88
Feb. 4: Strasbourg - Le Mans 92-63
Feb. 4: Nancy - Chalons-Reims 89-80
Feb. 4: Gravelines - Dijon 87-89
Feb. 3: Paris-Levallois - Antibes 86-67
Feb. 4: Monaco - Le Portel 81-57
Feb. 4: Hyeres-Toulon - Orleans 78-61
Feb. 3: ASVEL - Nanterre 74-88
Feb. 6: Cholet - Limoges


Peacock's 20 points and 7 rebounds give him ProB Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

29-year old center Zachery Peacock (203-C-87) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's best team Bourg and receives a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 17.
He had the game-high 20 points adding seven rebounds and four assists for Bourg in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Blois (#8, 8-9) 81-79. It allowed Bourg to take over top position in the French ProB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Bourg has a very solid 13-4 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. In the team's last game Peacock had a remarkable 85.7% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Bourg and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Georgia Tech graduate has very impressive stats this year. Peacock is in league's top in points (4th best: 17.2ppg) and averages solid 67.6% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Joe Burton (201-F-90) of Roanne. He is American forward in his first season at Roanne. In the last game Burton recorded impressive 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course Roanne cruised to a 83-76 relatively comfortable win over the higher-ranked Le Havre (#7, 9-8). This victory allowed Roanne to move up to 10th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 8-9 record. Burton is a newcomer at Roanne and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.9ppg (#5). He also registered 9.4 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Rayvonte Rice (193-G-92) of Maurienne (#13). Rice showcased his all-around game by recording 20 points, six rebounds and four assists in the last round. Despite Rice's great performance Maurienne lost 61-83 to the higher-ranked Lille (#4, 10-7). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Maurienne ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 10 games, recording just seven victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Rice could help Maurienne to bring them higher in the standings. Rice has a very solid season. In 4 games in France he scored 14.8ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. David Denave (193-SG-85) of Vichy Clermont - 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Maxime Courby (200-SF-90) of Bourg - 15 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Mohamed Kone (211-C-81) of Charleville - 14 points and 10 rebounds
7. Jonathan Fairell (201-F-93) of Rouen - 16 points and 11 rebounds
8. Jordan Fouse (201-G-94) of Charleville - 25 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Youssou Ndoye (213-C-91) of Bourg - 19 points and 5 rebounds
10. Moise Diame (206-C-86) of Blois - 20 points and 7 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)



Deremy Geiger claims French NM1 weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Deremy Geiger (180-PG-90, agency: Blacktop Management) had an amazing evening in the last round for SAP Vaucluse and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com NM1 Player of the Week award for round 21.
The 26-year old playmaker had the game-high 29 points adding eight assists for SAP Vaucluse in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Souffel (#2, 15-6) 105-102. SAP Vaucluse is placed at 12th position in French NM1. SAP Vaucluse 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 9-12 record. In the team's last game Geiger had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He turned to be SAP Vaucluse's top player in his first season with the team. University of Idaho graduate has very impressive stats this year. Geiger is in league's top in points (4th best: 16.9ppg) and averages solid 56.8% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 27-year old American power forward Ron Anderson (205-F/C-89) of RAC Basket. Anderson impressed basketball fans with 26 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as RAC Basket lost that game 75-91 to the lower-ranked Lorient (#17, 8-13). This loss caused RAC Basket to drop to 5th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 14-7 record is not bad and everything may still change. Anderson is a newcomer at RAC Basket and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was American Perris Blackwell (205-F-91) of ALS Basket (#11). Blackwell scored 24 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of ALS Basket, leading his team to a 108-92 easy win against the higher-ranked St Vallier (#7, 11-10). The chances of ALS Basket ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 11 games, recording just ten victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Blackwell could help ALS Basket to bring them higher in the standings. Blackwell has a great season in France. After 11 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.6rpg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jerrold Brooks (183-PG-91) of ALS Basket - 26 points and 9 assists
5. Demarco Cox (203-C-90) of Challans - 23 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Yanik Blanc (184-PG-99) of CFBB - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Jared Newson (196-F-84) of Lorient - 29 points and 5 rebounds
8. Ruphin Kayembe (200-F/C-92) of Souffel - 26 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Zarko Rakocevic (204-C/F-84) of Orchies - 13 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Rolandas Jakstas (202-F-92) of Gries/Oberhoffen - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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  FYR MACEDONIA  


Best players of FYR Macedonian Prva Liga round 11 - by Eurobasket News

Experienced Serbian Danilo Mijatovic (206-F/C-83) had an amazing evening in the last round for Kumanovo and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11.
The 33-year old power forward had a double-double of 20 points and ten rebounds, while his team crushed Pelister Bitola (#5, 4-7) with 17-point margin 81-64. Kumanovo maintains the 3rd position in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Kumanovo will need more victories to improve their 7-3 record. In the team's last game Mijatovic had a remarkable 60.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Kumanovo's top player in his first season with the team. Mijatovic has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (2nd best: 18.7ppg) and averages solid 64.7% FGP and 42.1% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old American point guard Kenyon McNeaill (185-PG-91) of Kozuv. McNeaill impressed basketball fans with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Of course he led Kozuv to another comfortable win outscoring the higher-ranked Rabotnicki (#1, 9-2) 77-56. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Kozuv consolidated its place in top 4 of the standings. His team's 6-4 record is not bad at all. McNeaill is a newcomer at Kozuv and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.7ppg (#1). He also recorded 4.3 assists per game.

The third best performed player last round was another Kozuv's star - Serbian Milivoje Mijovic (200-PF-91). Mijovic scored 14 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was another key player of Kozuv, helping his team with a 77-56 easy win against #1 ranked Rabotnicki. Kozuv needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 6 victories and 4 lost games. Mijovic has a great season in FYR Macedonia. After 10 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 16.0ppg (3rd best) and rebounds with 12.4rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dimitar Karadzovski (190-G-84) of Kumanovo - 20 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists
5. Deji Adekunle (209-F/C) of Vardar - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Milojko Vasilic (207-C-89) of Ohrid AV - 10 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Gjorgi Cekovski (203-PF-79) of Rabotnicki - 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Slobodan Mihajlovski (202-F/C-82) of Ohrid AV - 12 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Eftim Bogoev (185-PG-80) of Strumica - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Gorjan Markovski (196-G/F-92) of Feni Industries - 11 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists

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



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  GEORGIA  

Highest League Standing

Superleague Standings
 1. Dinamo Tbilisi 15-0 
 2. Kutaisi 11-3 
 3. Rustavi 8-7 
 4. Sokhumi 7-8 
 5. Batumi 6-9 
 6. Cactus Tbilisi 6-9 
 7. Olimpi 4-10 
 8. Mgzavrebi 2-13 

Regular Season: Round 15

Feb. 4: Mgzavrebi - Batumi 99-60
Feb. 4: Dinamo Tbilisi - Olimpi 82-64
Feb. 4: Sokhumi - Rustavi 80-76
Feb. 4: Cactus Tbilisi - Kutaisi 66-81

Regular Season: Round 16

Feb. 10: Batumi - Dinamo Tbilisi
Feb. 10: Kutaisi - Sokhumi
Feb. 11: Cactus Tbilisi - Mgzavrebi
Feb. 11: Rustavi - Olimpi


Geogian Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kaheem RANSOM
  Mgzavrebi
  (185-PG-)
  Avg: 23
 1. Ransom, Mgzavrebi23.0 
 2. Tsintsadze, Kutaisi18.9 
 3. Miller, Sokhumi18.2 
 4. Shemosiuk, Batumi17.9 
 5. Lathan, Sokhumi16.7 
 6. Jintcharadze, Bat.16.0 
 7. Florveus, Cactus T.15.1 
 8. Vaughn, Dinamo T.14.9 
 9. Berishvili, Dinamo T.14.9 
 10. Buliava, Sokhumi14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FLORVEUS
  Cactus T.
  (211-C-90)
  Avg: 13.1
 1. Florveus, Cactus T.13.1 
 2. Pelcher, Batumi11.2 
 3. Spagnolo, Rustavi9.9 
 4. Burnette, Olimpi9.6 
 5. Atuashvili, Rustavi9.5 
 6. Murphy, Mgzavrebi7.9 
 7. Tishchenko, Sokhu.7.9 
 8. Bekauri, Kutaisi7.9 
 9. Tubak, Kutaisi7.2 
 10. Bridgeman, Cactus T.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Giorgi TSINTSADZE
  Kutaisi
  (192-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Tsintsadze, Kutaisi6.2 
 2. Miller, Sokhumi5.8 
 3. Ransom, Mgzavrebi5.5 
 4. Lee, Rustavi5.4 
 5. Vaughn, Dinamo T.4.9 
 6. Mikeladze, Olimpi4.6 
 7. Rogava, Olimpi4.5 
 8. Berishvili, Dinamo T.4.5 
 9. Pashaev, Kutaisi4.4 
 10. Allen, Mgzavrebi4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Corey ALLEN
  Mgzavrebi
  (185-PG-92)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Allen, Mgzavrebi5.5 
 2. Miller, Sokhumi2.8 
 3. Burnette, Olimpi2.4 
 4. Peters, Mgzavrebi2.3 
 5. Rogava, Olimpi2.2 
 6. Baqradze, Olimpi2.1 
 7. Lee, Rustavi2.0 
 8. Lomidze, Cactus T.1.9 
 9. Pkhakadze, Mgzav.1.9 
 10. Lathan, Sokhumi1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Terik BRIDGEMAN
  Cactus T.
  (198-G-)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Bridgeman, Cactus T.2.1 
 2. Allen, Mgzavrebi2.0 
 3. Bekauri, Kutaisi1.8 
 4. Tubak, Kutaisi1.8 
 5. Jgerenaia, Sokhumi1.6 
 6. Atuashvili, Rustavi1.5 
 7. Pelcher, Batumi1.3 
 8. Florveus, Cactus T.1.3 
 9. Murphy, Mgzavrebi1.1 
 10. Rychlyuk, Sokhumi1.1 


Olimpi lands Nick Schlitzer, ex Surrey S. - by Eurobasket News

Olimpi Tbilisi (Superleague) tabbed 25-year old American guard Nick Schlitzer (198-95kg-92, college: Philadelphia). He played most recently at Surrey Scorchers in British BBL league. In 28 games he averaged 11.2ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.3apg last season.
Among other achievements Schlitzer's college team won CACC Tournament for two years in a row (2014 and 2015). He received also All-CACC 1st Team award in 2015.
Schlitzer graduated from Philadelphia University in 2015 and it is his second season in pro basketball.
He is described as: A pure, above average shooter and scorer with the ability to handle the ball. Also, he moves well on the court without the ball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Georgia



Sokhumi signs Rob Woodson, ex Kremen - by Eurobasket News

Sokhumi Tbilisi (Superleague) signed American point guard Rob Woodson (180-84kg, college: Grand Valley State, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He started the season at Kremen in Ukrainian Superleague. In 19 games he had 9.9ppg, 4.9rpg, 3.7apg and 1.8spg this season.
Woodson's team made it to the Superleague Semifinals in 2016.
He has played also professionally in Denmark (Vaerlose), ABA (Team NetWork) and IBA (Grand Rapids Fusion).
Woodson graduated from Grand Valley State in 2014 and it is his third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Georgia



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  GERMANY  

Standings - 1. Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 5: Telekom Bsk - ALBA 95-72
Feb. 4: B.Muenchen - Fraport SKY 95-70
Feb. 4: Ratiopharm - Bayreuth 90-70
Feb. 4: Jena - Braunschweig 89-82
Feb. 5: Brose Bask. - Wuerzburg 88-78
Feb. 5: Walter Tigers - Vechta 86-77
Feb. 4: EWE Baskets - Bremerhaven 85-70
Feb. 4: Giessen 46ers - Goettingen 79-72

Regular Season: Round 22

Feb. 10: Bayreuth - Bremerhaven
Feb. 11: Goettingen - EWE Baskets
Feb. 11: Ludwigsburg - Giessen 46ers
Feb. 12: ALBA - B.Muenchen
Feb. 12: Braunschweig - Ratiopharm
Feb. 12: Vechta - Telekom Bsk
Feb. 12: Fraport SKY - Brose Bask.
Feb. 12: Wuerzburg - Walter Tigers
Feb. 15: Brose Bask. - Ludwigsburg
Feb. 17: Jena - Goettingen


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Raymar MORGAN
  Ratiopharm
  (203-F/C-88)
  Avg: 19
 1. Morgan, Ratiopharm19.0 
 2. Knight, Jena18.5 
 3. Bell, Phoenix Hagen18.3 
 4. Kikanovic, ALBA17.3 
 5. Jenkins, Jena16.4 
 6. Thompson, Telekom .16.3 
 7. Paulding, EWE B.15.8 
 8. Ruoff, Goettingen15.5 
 9. Qvale, EWE Baskets15.5 
 10. Mayo, Telekom Bsk15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Owen KLASSEN
  Phoenix .
  (208-C/F-91)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Klassen, Phoenix .7.8 
 2. Pierre, Braunsch.7.7 
 3. Plaisted, Phoenix .7.3 
 4. McGhee, Walter T.7.2 
 5. Cooley, Ludwigsb.7.1 
 6. Eatherton, Goett.6.9 
 7. Morgan, Ratiopharm6.7 
 8. Knight, Jena6.7 
 9. Standharding., Vec.6.6 
 10. Marei, Bayreuth6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Walter T.
  (187-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Jordan, Walter T.8.6 
 2. Machado, Vechta8.2 
 3. Kramer, EWE B.6.8 
 4. Hammonds, Ludwigsb.6.5 
 5. Hobbs, Ratiopharm6.2 
 6. Odum, Wuerzburg6.2 
 7. Bell, Phoenix Hagen6.1 
 8. Siva, ALBA5.4 
 9. Ruoff, Goettingen5.0 
 10. Hulls, Bremerhaven4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Chris KRAMER
  EWE B.
  (191-G-88)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Kramer, EWE B.2.7 
 2. Robertson, Fraport .2.6 
 3. Machado, Vechta2.0 
 4. Diggs, Bremerhaven1.9 
 5. Scrubb, Giessen .1.8 
 6. Redding, B.Mue.1.8 
 7. Hobbs, Ratiopharm1.8 
 8. Anderson, Bayreuth1.7 
 9. Bowlin, Giessen 46ers1.7 
 10. Siva, ALBA1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Geoffrey GROSELLE
  Braunsch.
  (212-C-93)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Groselle, Braunsch.1.4 
 2. Kleber, B.Muenchen1.3 
 3. Theis, Brose Bask.1.2 
 4. Gamble, Telekom .1.1 
 5. Lane, Wuerzburg1.0 
 6. Plaisted, Phoenix .1.0 
 7. Qvale, EWE Baskets1.0 
 8. Gaffney, ALBA1.0 
 9. McGhee, Walter T.0.9 
 10. Ibekwe, Fraport .0.9 


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Chris ALEXANDER
  ETB W.
  (186-PG-83)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Alexander, ETB W.19.6 
 2. Williams, Kirchheim19.2 
 3. Nikolic, Baunach18.5 
 4. Watkins, Nuernberg18.3 
 5. Pinkins, Hanau18.2 
 6. Kerusch, MBC17.4 
 7. Holt, Dresden16.4 
 8. Warren, MBC16.1 
 9. Spearman, Trier15.8 
 10. Robertson, Koeln R.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Leon KRATZER
  Baunach
  (210-C-97)
  Avg: 13
 1. Kratzer, Baunach13.0 
 2. Pinkins, Hanau9.7 
 3. Oppland, Nuernberg8.5 
 4. Jahn, Ehingen8.4 
 5. Thompson, ETB W.8.0 
 6. Lawson, Chemnitz7.3 
 7. Wolf, Hamburg7.3 
 8. Sturner, Dresden7.2 
 9. Williams, Kirchheim6.7 
 10. Nicholas, Trier6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Aleksej NIKOLIC
  Baunach
  (191-PG-95)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Nikolic, Baunach6.6 
 2. Love, Kirchheim6.2 
 3. Moore, Ehingen5.8 
 4. Carter, Chemnitz5.5 
 5. Watkins, Nuernberg5.4 
 6. Hatten, MBC5.4 
 7. Williams, Koeln R.5.3 
 8. Adams, Uni Baskets5.2 
 9. Schmitz, Trier5.2 
 10. Vest, Uni Baskets5.2 
Steals Per Game
 Carrington LOVE
  Kirchheim
  (186-G-94)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Love, Kirchheim2.9 
 2. Hatten, MBC2.6 
 3. Adams, Uni Baskets2.5 
 4. White, Heidelberg2.5 
 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. Kratzer, Baunach1.6 
 4. White, Heidelberg1.6 
 5. Grim, Uni Baskets1.3 
 6. Keppeler, Baunach1.3 
 7. King, Koeln R.1.3 
 8. van, Trier1.3 
 9. Heinzmann, Koeln R.1.2 
 10. Fraser, Ehingen1.1 


Standings - Pro B

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

Regular Season: Round 18

North

Feb. 4: Art.Dragons - Stahnsdorf 91-82
Feb. 5: Schalke - Wolfenbuettel 88-81
Feb. 4: Iserlohn - Bochum 81-59
Feb. 4: Recklinghausen - Itzehoe 74-91
Feb. 5: Rostock - Rist Wedel 73-68
Feb. 5: Oldenburg - Bernau 66-69

South

Feb. 5: Bayer Giants - Fraport SKY II 98-81
Feb. 5: Weissenhorn - Karlsruhe BG 93-79
Feb. 4: Dragons - Wuerzburg 84-77
Feb. 4: Noerdlingen - Elchingen 81-87
Feb. 4: Karlsruhe PS - Licher Baeren 76-57
Feb. 5: Leipzig - FC Bayern II 57-65

Regular Season: Round 19

North

Feb. 11: Wolfenbuettel - Iserlohn
Feb. 11: Bochum - Art.Dragons
Feb. 11: Bernau - Recklinghausen
Feb. 11: Itzehoe - Schalke
Feb. 12: Rist Wedel - Oldenburg
Feb. 12: Stahnsdorf - Rostock

South

Feb. 8: Fraport SKY II - Karlsruhe BG
Feb. 11: Elchingen - Weissenhorn
Feb. 11: Karlsruhe BG - Bayer Giants
Feb. 11: Licher Baeren - FC Bayern II
Feb. 11: Noerdlingen - Dragons
Feb. 11: Wuerzburg - Fraport SKY II
Feb. 12: Leipzig - Karlsruhe PS


Blake Justice (Licher Basket Baeren) My Shooting Ability Has Led To A Lot Of My Success In Basketball - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Blake Justice (191-G-92, college: Valdosta St.) is a 24 year old 191cm guard playing his rookie season with the Licher Basket Baeren (Germany-ProB). He started his basketball career with Akron (NCAA) playing 6 games. In 2013-2014, he moved to Valdosta St. (NCAA2) playing 28 games averaging 13.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.5apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 38.5%, 3PT: 31.9%, FT: 83.3%. In his junior season he played 16 games averaging 12.8ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.7apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 53.3%, 3PT: 36.5%, FT: 83.3%. As a senior he played 28 games averaging 15.8ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.4apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 44.5%, 3PT: 39.3%, FT: 79.3%. He spoke to eurobasket recently when he arrived in Germany to start his professional career with Lich.

Blake thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. Welcome to Germany. What has been your first impression of the country?

At first it took a little to adjust, but it's been nice. Germany is a pretty country and each city I have been in has been really nice.


What did you know about the basketball in Germany besides that Dirk Nowitzki and Dennis Schroeder are both playing in the NBA right now?

I've had always been told that Germany as a whole had good basketball. I knew guys were known for their ability to shoot along with high IQ players. Of course Dirk is a legend that everyone knows and Schroeder is starting to make a big name for himself as well.


You signed your first professional contract with German Pro B team Licher Basket Baeren. How excited are you that you will finally start your professional career?

I am very excited. Having the opportunity to continue my basketball career at the professional level is something I've thought about since I first started playing.


Did you talk with any friends about making this move? Possibly Brian Sullivan who has seen it all as a rookie in Germany having been injured and having to find his rhythm again?

I spoke with Sully a little, he's enjoyed the country and hopefully we'll get the opportunity to connect at some point. Injuries are something that all athletes have had to overcome at some point and it's never easy. Unfortunately for him it happened his rookie year, but I've known Brian long enough to know a little adversity won't stop him.


How difficult were the last months not really knowing the certainty of your basketball future? What kind of experience did you have the last summer trying to find a team?

Anytime your future is uncertain it's extremely difficult, but I've always been a firm believer that every thing happens for a reason and it's all in God's hands. The past summer consisted of contracts and negotiations that just happen to not work out for one reason or another

You put up 22 points in your last college game against Union with Valdosta State (NCAA2). How sure were you after your last game in the NCAA 2 that you could go a professional route?

I've always been confident in my ability to play professional. However, I also knew it was all about finding the right situation with the right opportunity!


What has been your impression of the Licher Basket Baeren in the few days that you have been there?

I've enjoyed my time here so far. Our team is a group of high character guys to go along with their ability to play basketball. So it makes for an easier transition for me.


You are playing with two of the top players in the Pro B with KK Simmons and Lamar Mallory. How reassuring is it that you could make an impact in the Pro B seeing that a Simmons played in the NAIA and Mallory in the NCAA2?

It's always reassuring to see other American's on the team have success and make an impact. Especially knowing the colleges they come from and having the opportunity to relate to them from a basketball standpoint.


What do you feel will be your role with Lich? What has been your impression of head coach Rolf Scholtz? Do you guys see eye to eye?

Coach Scholtz has been very good to me so far. Any time a player is transitioning mid season its never easy from neither a coaching nor players prospective. He's been great with helping me adjust into his system. Based on past games and speaking with the players, I think I could be the glue guy that brings everyone together or even just that calmness on the floor.


What do you feel is your biggest strength as a player?

I've always relied heavily on my shooting ability; it's led to a lot of my success in basketball.


You are a guy that can fill up the stat sheet, but what do you feel is a hidden strength in your game that doesn't get noticed right away on the court?

As a player it's always hard to say, but if I had to choose I'd say my ability to read things offensively and defensively. Rather it is reading a screen the correct way on offense or anticipating in help side defensively.


What have you learned in your short time just watching KK Simmons? What do you appreciate most from his game? Possibly his explosiveness?

KK is a confident player, with confident comes success. I'd say what I appreciate most is how quickly he can get it going on the offensive end.


You played only 6 games for Akron (NCAA). Despite hardly playing there what do you feel did you get most out of this experience?

I faced a lot of adversity while in Akron, mainly due to some injuries. But adversity tells you a lot about yourself as a person and as a player. I think I grew as both there, I realized what it was going to take to be a pro and allowed that to motivate me to where I am today.


Your ex teammate Quincy Diggs is having a solid season in the German BBL. What do you remember being the most incredible thing that you saw him do on the court then?

Q was one of the hardest working players I've ever been around. We used to be in the gym getting workouts in prior to practice then turn around and come back later that night for more. He was always leader by example. On the court Q is the type of player who does it all, so I wouldn't say there's a specific moment I remember but more so just different games where he took over in so many ways outside of scoring.


You had a very good career at Valdosta State (NCAA2). How did head coach Mike Helfer groom and prepare you best for a professional career?

Coach Helfer has always been good to me. He's one of those coaches that will put you in the situation to succeed and then allow you the freedom to do so. He allowed for my game to continue to develop over the years but always held me accountable. His coaching style motivated me to get into the gym and work on what needed to be done to continue to grow as a player. He helped me to learn my weaknesses and turn them into strengths.


What was one of your most memorable games at Valdosta State? Possibly the wild 127-115 win against Northern Alabama where you played 43 minutes scoring 24 points?

I'd say that game is definitely up there. My senior season was full of entertaining games. I believe we played in 7 OT games. That North Alabama game was huge as it was the conference opener on our court. I hadn't shot it great throughout regulation but down 3 with under 10 to play coach set up a play for me to tie the game. After sending it into OT there was no doubt we would come away with it.


Who won a one on one in practice you or Chris Bilbo?

Bilbo would lie and say he did, but he knows it was always me! ha


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

Mike, Larry, Lebron, and Kobe (Biased against bigs)


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

He's making a very good argument for the #1 spot. But as of right now he's just a firm #2, although some of his accomplishments thus far is unheard of.


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

I'd say he's top 5 all-time but I don't know if I could put him any further than #5


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

It's an unreal performance, as a player who has made a career out of catch and shoot situations or reading screens, I have the utmost respect for it.


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?

Those are tough arguments, because they're all team based. I'd say in the game right now it has to be him and the number he's putting up are crazy. But switching him and Lebron spots I'd say Lebron is more than capable of doing the same if needed.


What was the last movie that you saw?

Get Hard - Kevin Hart/Will Ferrell.


Thanks Blake for the chat.




No Early Valentines Day On Viktor Frankl-Maus's Mind As He Slams Dagger Into TG s.Oliver Wurzburg's Hearts For 84-77 Dragons Rhondorf Win - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The expressions on the faces of the players of the Dragons Rhondorf and TG s.Oliver Wurzburg were like night and day last weekend as the two teams fighting for the right to play in the playoffs continued with the Dragons Rhondorf losing a bitter game in Frankfurt while the Bavarian team Wurzburg slapped the top ranked team PS Karlsruhe. After the 91-82 loss in Frankfurt, Rhondorf beast Aaron Nelson was lying on the floor in front of his own bench feeling as worn out as a antelope who has been chased around and beaten all day long by cheetah's in the jungle. Nelson had had another typical day at the office scoring 33 points and securing nine rebounds, but still lost on the road in Frankfurt. About 120 kilometers away TG s.Oliver Wurzburg were having a serious slugfest with the top ranked Pro B team PS Karlsruhe and somehow managed a 89-86 win where they took apart the leagues number one defense scoring 53 points in the first half. In the fourth quarter, they showed real heart and discipline withstanding all PS Karlsruhe comebacks never letting them get the lead back and also showed their German consistency as they had the majority of the load scoring most points as the American tandem of Barksdale and Sanford produced only one bucket. Both teams need wins as the season is winding down with a month left and both teams are fighting for a playoff place as both have 14 points and identical 7-10 records, but Rhondorf currently has the eighth and last playoff spot while Wurzburg was in ninth place. The Dragons Rhondorf won the first meeting of the season on the road 81-71 as they had their problems rebounding and taking care of the ball, but the fact that Wurzburg connected only on two tries from downtown sealed their fate. TG s.Oliver Wurzburg took the court in Rhondorf wanting revenge for their loss at home while the Dragons wanted to take advantage of their home court and fans saw an exciting basketball game that was filled with runs and a massive comeback by the Bavarian team, but the home team Dragons Rhondorf had nerves of steel in crunch-time overcoming TG s.Oliver Wurzburg 84-77. After the win, a thrilled Mike Lucier who hit the last four free throws of the game explained the secret to sweeping TG s.Oliver Wurzburg. 'We both needed the win and we knew that they would come out and play well. They fought well and made a nice run at the end, but we did a good job not losing control and closing out the game strong. Viktor Frankl-Maus (186-PG-93) was huge at the end, getting the steal, basket and making the no look pass to Wendeler for the basket. He has been doing it all season long and we can always count on him when he has the ball in his hands', stressed Dragons Rhondorf forward Mike Lucier. After the contest a disappointed Vincent Sanford was trying to analyze why they lost and also found some positives. 'We had problems executing and finishing around the basket. We didn't do a good job handling their runs and had bad phases on defense. I thought we played defense as hard as we could and did a pretty good job on Aaron Nelson', stressed ex Georgetown guard Vincent Sanford. 'This was a super win and I am very happy. We had some dumb mistakes, but tomorrow nobody will remember that. It was important that we won and stayed together without Aaron Nelson who left the game hurt', stressed Dragons Rhondorf CEO Boris Kaminski.

The Dragons Rhondorf had some special support at the game as ex players Johannes Lange, Nick Larsen, Fabian Thuelig and Florian Koch were in the stands as well as Will Trawick buddy Alex Foster from the RheinStars who had an off night and ex Bonn head coach Michael Koch.. The Dragons Rhondorf didn't disappoint the home crowd exploding out on a quick 7-0 lead as they halted the first six possessions of TG s.Oliver Wurzburg as the Bavarian team looked more like a nervous hobby team being unable to execute the easiest plays instead of a professional team. Rhondorf got big support from Ontario native Mike Lucier with a trey and Nelson made free throws and ex Bayer Giants Leverkusen center Florian Wendler made a lay in. Wurzburg finally got on the board getting a runner from 20 year old ex Science City Jena forward Lukas Wank. Rhondorf continued to do an excellent job executing as Wendeler continued to be aggressive in the paint scoring two buckets, Lucier made an off balance jumper and Viktor Frankl-Maus connected on a mid distance shot as the Dragons Rhondorf led 15-6. The home team closed out the first quarter in style as Aaron Nelson connected on a hook shot at close range, ex Emory (NCAA) forward Will Trawick snuck inside for an easy lay up and Aaron Nelson put icing on the cake with a three point buzzer beater as TG s.Oliver Wurzburg trailed 22-11 after ten minutes. 'This was an important game for Rhondorf and I was happy that I could support the team today. Rhondorf is strong at home and they had a very good start. Matthias Sonnenschein had his team well prepared for Wurzburg', stressed Telekom Baskets Bonn forward Florian Koch. The Dragons Rhondorf were shooting 56% from the field and 33% from outside while TG s.Oliver Wurzburg were shooting 36% from the field and 0% from outside. Rhondorf had the 11-7 rebound edge and four turnovers while TG s.Oliver Wurzburg had seven turnovers.

The first quarter belonged to the Dragons Rhondorf and the second quarter belonged to TG s.Oliver Wurzburg as they came back, but gave up a nasty 5-0 run in the last 30 seconds of the second quarter to trail 38-33 at the break. In the first few minutes, Rhondorf still had suitable resistance against the comeback of Wurzburg in terms of offense, but as the quarter wore on, Wurzburg would get more stops thus getting back into the game. Bedford, New York native Will Trawick started off the second quarter with a lay in, but Wurzburg executed a lot quicker than in the first quarter getting to the free throw line and getting a lay in from ex Gotha forward Sebastian Rausch cutting the Rhondorf lead to 24-16. TG s.Oliver Wurzburg then got some clutch play from Lukas Wank who drilled home a trey and made a one handed hook shot to cut the Rhondorf lead to 26-21. The Dragons Rhondorf then caught Wurzburg napping a few times on defense in the paint as Nelson connected on a hook shot, Lucier made a tip in and German Thomas Michel ended a 7-0 run with a three point bomb as TG s.Oliver Wurzburg trailed 33-21. However this didn't move TG s.Oliver Wurzburg in the least as they made a massive 12-0 run to shred a comfortable Rhondorf lead into a deadlocked 33-33 contest. The run was started by consecutive three pointers from 213cm center Georg Voigtmann who obviously must have learned something from his brother Johannes over the last summers in how to make outside shots. Young German prospect Marvin Heckel also dropped a trey while German Tobias Weigl made free throws. It looked like the momentum of the game was turning in favor of TG s.Oliver Wurzburg, but the Dragons Rhondorf closed out the second quarter with a timely 5-0 run to lead 38-33 at the break as Wendeler made a lay in and Lucier dropped a buzzer beater three pointer. 'The two Voigtmann three pointers were big. Wurzburg played zone in which Rhondorf struggled and didn't get open shots. However the 5-0 run of Rhondorf at the end really hurt Wurzburg as they took energy into the break and stopped their momentum', stressed Florian Koch. The Dragons Rhondorf were shooting 48% from the field and 38% from the three point line while TG s.Oliver Wurzburg were shooting 38% from the field and 57% from the three point line. TG s.Oliber Wurzburg had the 21-19 rebound advantage, but 14 turnovers while Rhondorf had 10 turnovers.

In the third quarter, TG s.Oliver Wurzburg was able to cut the lead to three, but the Dragons Rhondorf controlled the game and would lead by double digits going into the fourth quarter. Michel started off the third quarter nailing a trey for the 41-33 lead, but the guests had a better start than in the first quarter getting a lay in from German Daniel Urbano and free throws from Kentucky native Marcellus Barksdale to cut the Rhondorf lead to 41-37. Maus also demonstrated scoring in bunches qualities as he made a steal at center court and went coast to coast and then dropped a floater as Rhondorf led 45-37. Tg s.Oliver Wurzburg then went on a 5-0 run as Barksdale hit his first field goal of the game with a trey and Voigtmann made a put back to cut the Rhondorf lead to 45-42. That was as close as they would get until the end of the game as the game was going back and forth and was a game of runs as Wendeler made a tip in and Michel made a steal and dunk for the 49-42 Rhondorf advantage. Voigtman then hit another trey to cut the Rhondorf lead to 49-45, but Rhondorf then escaped out on a 10-3 run to extend their lead to 59-48. In the run, the Dragons Rhondorf got support from Lucier with a lay in, Maus scored on the fast break, Michel connected on a another three pointer and German energy player Patrick Reusch hit a pretty off balance finger-tip roll in. Reusch and Wank then traded three pointers as the Dragons Rhondorf led 64-53 after 30 minutes. 'The 5-0 run at the end of the second quarter helped us get into the third quarter. They pressured us a lot, but we did a good job playing through that and keeping the nice lead', stressed Mike Lucier. 'Their 5-0 run at the end of the second quarter knocked us back a little. That was the difference in the game. We missed too many easy lay ups and just couldn't execute on the simple things', added Vincent Sanford. The Dragons Rhondorf were shooting 54% from the field and 55% from the parking lot while TG s.Oliver Wurzburg were shooting 40% from the field and 54% from the parking lot. Rhondorf had the 27-26 rebound lead and 15 turnovers while TG s.Oliver Wurzburg had 19 turnovers.

In the fourth quarter, it looked like the Dragons Rhondorf would cruise to the victory, but instead allowed TG s.Oliver Wurzburg back into the game, but slammed the door in the last two minutes preserving the victory. TG s.Oliver Wurzburg started off the fourth quarter with a mini 4-0 run as Wank nailed free throws and Weigl made a lay in to cut the Rhondorf lead to 64-57. Then it looked like the Dragons Rhondorf would walk away with the win as they went on a 8-2 run to extend their lead 72-59 as they got big trey's from Trawick and Michel and an off balance shot from Lucier. However TG s.Oliver Wurzburg still had ample energy and gas in their tank as they silenced the Dragon Dome with a timely 12-2 run to cut the Rhondorf lead to 74-71. In the run, TG s.Oliver Wurzburg were fortified by big men Voigtmann with free throws and ex Paderborn center Christoph Hackenesch made a lay in and Barksdale made an off balance shot as the guests trailed only 72-65. Then the American duo of Sanford and Barksdale continued to rip into the Rhondorf lead and took control on both ends of the court making steals and Sanford scored twice on transition cutting the Rhondorf lead to 74-71 Then with two minutes remaining, it was time for Viktor Frankl-Maus to take control as he executed on the prettiest play of the night cutting inside and getting the perfect pass from Sasha Tratjnek finishing in traffic. After Wendeler free throws and time slowly running out, ex TBB Trier guard Christian Hoffmann made it interesting again draining a three pointer and cutting the Rhondorf lead to 78-74. Valentines day is approaching and Viktor Frankel-Maus didn't even think about that thrusting a dagger into the hearts of TG s.Oliver Wurzburg as he made the amazing no look pass back door to Wendler for the 80-74 lead. Mike Lucier then sunk four free throws sealing the win. 'They put a lot of pressure on us in their 12-2 run, but we didn't fall apart and stayed strong and got the win. I loved the moment at the end having free throws. I was confident that I would make them', added Mike Lucier. 'We picked up our energy and intensity on defense in that last run. However I have to give credit to them. They finished strong and their point guard made the plays', stressed Vincent Sanford. 'We can always count on Viktor Frankl-Maus. In the Pro B, it is difficult for teams to give responsibility to a German point guard, but he shows that it can be done', warned Boris Kaminski. The Dragons Rhondorf were led by Mike Lucier with 18 points. Florian Wendeler added 15 points and 12 rebounds. Thomas Michel had 14 points and Aaron Nelson and Viktor Frankl-Maus chipped in with 12 points a piece. TG s.Oliver Wurzburg were led by Lukas Wank with 17 points. Georg Voigtmann added 13 points and Marcellus Barksdale contributed 11 points and Vincent Sanford had 10 points. The Dragons Rhondorf shot 50% from the field and 47% from outside while TG s.Oliver Wurzburg shot 40% from the field and 43% from outside. Rhondorf won the rebound duel 41-36 and had 22 turnovers while TG s.Oliver Wurzburg had 21 turnovers.



Start Lublin inks Jason Boone - by Greg

TBV-Start-Lublin (PLK) signed 32-year old American power forward Jason Boone (203-116kg-85, college: New York, agency: Three Eye Sports). He started the season at MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg in German BBL league. But in 16 games he had just 1.4ppg and 1.1rpg this season. Boone also played 11 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded only 2.0ppg and 2.0rpg. The last season he played also at EnBW Ludwigsburg (also in BBL). In 33 games he averaged 6.0ppg and 3.8rpg. Boone also played 16 games in Eurocup where he got 5.7ppg and 2.6rpg.
He has played also professionally in France (SO Maritime Boulogne), Turkey (Konyaspor) and Germany (BG Goettingen, s Oliver Baskets and SSV Lok Bernau).
Boone attended New York until 2007 and it is his tenth season as a professional player.

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Standings - A1

A1 Standings
 1. Olympiacos 15-1 
 2. Panathinaikos 14-1 
 3. AEK Athens 13-3 
 4. Aris 9-7 
 5. PAOK 9-7 
 6. Kolossos HH 9-7 
 7. AGOR 7-9 
 8. Lavrio 6-10 
 9. Promitheas 6-10 
 10. Trikalla 6-10 
 11. Koroivos 5-10 
 12. Kymis 5-11 
 13. Apollon Patras 4-12 
 14. Doxa Lefkadas 3-13 

Regular Season: Round 16

Feb. 5: Olympiacos - Doxa Lefkadas 84-60
Feb. 4: Promitheas - Kolossos HH 78-68
Feb. 4: Trikalla - Lavrio 75-78
Feb. 4: AEK Athens - Kymis 71-65
Feb. 4: AGOR - Apollon Patras 71-56
Feb. 4: PAOK - Aris 62-58
Feb. 6: Koroivos - Panathinaikos


Standings - A2

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

Regular Season: Round 16

Feb. 4: GS Larissas - Pagrati 82-79
Feb. 4: Faros - Doxa Pefkon 82-73
Feb. 4: Arkadikos - Irakleio 80-69
Feb. 4: Doukas - Psyhiko 71-61
Feb. 4: Kavala - Aiolos Astakou 67-82
Feb. 4: Ethnikos - Panionios 67-78
Feb. 4: Amyntas Dafnis - AE Larissas 65-64
Feb. 4: Holargos - Iraklis 109-75


Stats Leaders - A2

Points Per Game
 Alexis KIRITSIS
  Doukas
  (198-G-82)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Kiritsis, Doukas19.6 
 2. Kokkalis, Ethnikos17.8 
 3. Milosevic, Holargos17.6 
 4. Karaboulas, Faros17.6 
 5. Redikas, Arkadikos15.7 
 6. Gagaloudis, Iraklis15.1 
 7. Rubio, Doukas15.0 
 8. Martzos, Ethnikos14.3 
 9. Liakopoulos, Faros14.3 
 10. Macheras, Ethnikos14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kostas MACHERAS
  Ethnikos
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 9
 1. Macheras, Ethnikos9.0 
 2. Rubio, Doukas9.0 
 3. Tsougarakis, Arkad.8.6 
 4. Lolas, Irakleio8.3 
 5. Jawara, Doxa P.7.9 
 6. Papanikolaou, Psyhiko6.9 
 7. Charismidis, Aiolos A.6.7 
 8. Skordilis, Faros6.6 
 9. Koutroulias, Holargos6.2 
 10. Kanonidis, Doukas6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Thomas NIKOU
  Psyhiko
  (185-PG-80)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Nikou, Psyhiko7.9 
 2. Milosevic, Holargos6.4 
 3. Gagaloudis, Iraklis6.1 
 4. Koutras, GS Laris.5.5 
 5. Liakopoulos, Faros5.1 
 6. Koukas, Doukas4.9 
 7. Mazurczak, Kavala4.7 
 8. Redikas, Arkadikos4.6 
 9. Koumpouras, Aiolos A.4.6 
 10. Vasilopoulos, Faros4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Etinosa EREVBENAGIE
  Kavala
  (186-G-95)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Erevbenagie, Kavala2.3 
 2. Nikou, Psyhiko2.0 
 3. Karydas, Panionios1.9 
 4. Gagaloudis, Iraklis1.7 
 5. Prodromou, Arkad.1.7 
 6. Koutras, GS Laris.1.5 
 7. Milosevic, Holargos1.5 
 8. Oikonomopoul., Ethni.1.4 
 9. Naoumis, Arkadikos1.4 
 10. Mazurczak, Kavala1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Sigurdur THORSTEINSSON
  AE Laris.
  (204-C-88)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Thorsteinsso., AE Laris.1.5 
 2. Sklivas, Kavala1.4 
 3. Gilchrist, Holargos1.0 
 4. Psaropoulos, Pagra.0.8 
 5. Antonakis, Ethnikos0.8 
 6. Koutroulias, Holargos0.8 
 7. Papadionysio., Aiolos A.0.8 
 8. Melissaratos, Panio.0.7 
 9. Papanikolaou, Psyhiko0.7 
 10. Jawara, Doxa P.0.7 


A2 Round 16: Derby game ends with Doukas' defeat of Psyhiko - by Eurobasket News

The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with derby games, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Athens: Doukas (#3) and Psyhiko (#8). Doukas (13-2) won against visiting Psyhiko (8-8) 71-61. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Psyhiko. They outrebounded Psyhiko 41-28 including a 33-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Doukas looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Alexis Kiritsis (198-82) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Andreas Kanonidis (198-91) contributed with 8 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Forward Nikolaos Papanikolaou (209-85) replied with 8 points and 11 rebounds for Psyhiko. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Doukas have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place. Psyhiko at the other side dropped to the seventh position with eight games lost. They share it with Ethnikos. Doukas' supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Athens to the arena Pagrati.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Iraklis (13-3) against ninth ranked Holargos (7-8) on Saturday night. Visiting Iraklis was crushed by Holargos in Holargos 109-75. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized Serbian guard Igor Milosevic (193-86, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording 33 points (!!!) (made all of his ten free throws !!!) and Marko Popadic who added 24 points and 6 assists (perfect from downtown making all five shots) during the contest. At the losing side guard Yannis Gagaloudis (192-78) responded with 18 points and 6 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Holargos have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain ninth position with 7-8 record. Iraklis at the other side dropped to the third place with three games lost. Holargos will play against higher ranked AE Larissas (#6) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Iraklis will play against Arkadikos and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A2 top team - Panionios (14-1) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat seventh ranked Ethnikos (8-8) in Piraeus 78-67. The winners were led by Sakis Karydas who scored that evening 18 points. Even 19 points and 7 rebounds by Nikos Kokkalis did not help to save the game for Ethnikos. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Newly promoted Panionios maintains first position with 14-1 record. Loser Ethnikos keeps the seventh place with eight games lost. They share the position with Psyhiko. Panionios will meet at home Kavala (#13) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Ethnikos will play against Psyhiko (#8) in Athens and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very interesting game took place in Athens. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of higher ranked AE Larissas (9-7) to tenth ranked Amyntas Dafnis (7-9) 65-64 on Saturday evening. Costas Vogiatzis fired 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Amyntas Dafnis' coach Alexis Zavos allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Newly promoted Amyntas Dafnis maintains tenth position with 7-9 record. AE Larissas at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the sixth place with seven games lost. Amyntas Dafnis' next round opponent will be Doxa Pefkon (#12) on the road.
Important game to mention about took place in Larissas. Fifteenth ranked GS Larissas (4-12) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 16th ranked Pagrati (2-14) 82-79 on Saturday evening. It was a very good performance for Stefan Nikolic who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 7 assists. GS Larissas moved-up to fourteenth place. Pagrati lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 14 games lost. GS Larissas will face Irakleio (#15) on the road in the next round. Pagrati's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Athens Doukas.

Other games in round 16 were not that significant. Doxa Pefkon was beaten by Faros on the road 82-73. Kavala lost to Aiolos Astakou on its own court 67-82. Irakleio unfortunately lost to Arkadikos in Arkadia 69-80.

Faros - Doxa Pefkon 82-73

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Faros (10-5) beat 11th ranked Doxa Pefkon (6-10) in Keratsiniou 82-73 on Saturday. It was a great shooting night for Faros especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 53.3 percentage. It was a very good performance for point guard Nikos Liakopoulos (188-83) who helped to win the game recording 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Giannis Dimakos (192-94) contributed with 19 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. Forward Dimitris Kalampakas (202-89) replied with 14 points and 7 rebounds and Apostolos Naoumis (198-93) added 16 points in the effort for Doxa Pefkon. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Faros have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 10-5 record. Doxa Pefkon lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh place with ten games lost. Faros will face Aiolos Astakou (#5) on the road in the next round. Doxa Pefkon will play against Amyntas Dafnis (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Faros: G.Dimakos 19+1reb+1ast, N.Liakopoulos 15+5reb+4ast, K.Kakaroudis 11+1reb, V.Karaboulas 11+2reb+2ast, G.Skordilis 6+10reb+3ast, M.Batis 5+5reb+1ast
Doxa Pefkon: A.Naoumis 16+2reb+1ast, D.Kalampakas 14+7reb+2ast, D.Geromichalos 12+2reb+3ast, P.Velissariou 11+1reb+2ast, D.Chatzikyriakidis 7+4reb+1ast, K.Jawara 5+5reb+3ast
gschID: 493886


Holargos - Iraklis 109-75

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Iraklis (13-3) against ninth ranked Holargos (7-8) on Saturday night. Visiting Iraklis was crushed by Holargos in Holargos 109-75. They shot 62.7 percent from the field and made 20-of-21 charity shots (95.2 percent) during the game. Holargos forced 19 Iraklis turnovers and outrebounded them 32-17 including a 26-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three nailing 15 long-distance shots on high 57.7 percentage. Holargos players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Iraklis was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized Serbian guard Igor Milosevic (193-86, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording 33 points (!!!) (made all of his ten free throws !!!) and Serbian-Hungarian guard Marko Popadic (189-89) who added 24 points and 6 assists (perfect from downtown making all five shots) during the contest. At the losing side guard Yannis Gagaloudis (192-78) responded with 18 points and 6 assists and Lithuanian Ronaldas Rutkauskas (203-92) scored 11 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Holargos have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain ninth position with 7-8 record. Iraklis at the other side dropped to the third place with three games lost. Holargos will play against higher ranked AE Larissas (#6) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Iraklis will play against Arkadikos and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Holargos: I.Milosevic 33+3reb+3ast, M.Popadic 24+2reb+6ast, N.Angelopoulos 14+5reb+3ast, N.Bochoridis 14+3reb+1ast, A.Koutroulias 7+3reb+1ast, T.Tzakopoulos 5+1reb+3ast
Iraklis: Y.Gagaloudis 18+1reb+6ast, R.Rutkauskas 11+5reb+2ast, D.Despos 11+2reb, T.Onasoglou 11+2reb, M.Giannakidis 8+1reb+4ast, K.Totsios 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 493888


Kavala - Aiolos Astakou 67-82

Very expected game when 12th ranked Kavala (5-10) lost at home to sixth ranked Aiolos Astakou (10-6) 82-67 on Saturday. Aiolos Astakou had a 28-12 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a very good performance for forward Vassilis Kitsoulis (204-83) who helped to win the game recording 14 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Nikos Kaklamanos (189-81) contributed with 12 points for the winners. Four Aiolos Astakou players scored in double figures. Naturalized Nigerian guard Etinosa Erevbenagie (186-95) replied with 13 points and 4 assists and Polish-American guard Andy Mazurczak (188, college: Wisc.-Parkside, agency: Duran International) added 11 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Kavala. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Aiolos Astakou have an impressive six-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place. Loser Kavala dropped to the thirteenth position with ten games lost. Aiolos Astakou will face higher ranked Faros (#4) in Keratsiniou in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Kavala will play on the road against the league's leader Panionios (#1) in Athens and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Aiolos Astakou: V.Kitsoulis 14+8reb, A.Gizogiannis 13+1reb, N.Kaklamanos 12+2reb+2ast, S.Papadionysiou 11+5reb, G.Brozos 7+2reb, T.Charismidis 6+7reb
Kavala: E.Erevbenagie 13+3reb+4ast, A.Mazurczak 11+5reb+3ast, S.Gkelios 10+3reb, S.Koumlelis 9+4reb, C.Kelaidis 6+1ast, A.Sklivas 6+6reb+1ast
gschID: 493885


Ethnikos - Panionios 67-78

A2 top team - Panionios (14-1) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat seventh ranked Ethnikos (8-8) in Piraeus 78-67. The winners were led by guard Sakis Karydas (182-79) who scored that evening 18 points and center Tasos Dimitriadis (204-82) supported him with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Five Panionios players scored in double figures. Even 19 points and 7 rebounds by swingman Nikos Kokkalis (198-85) did not help to save the game for Ethnikos. Center Kostas Macheras (205-85) added 12 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Newly promoted Panionios maintains first position with 14-1 record. Loser Ethnikos keeps the seventh place with eight games lost. They share the position with Psyhiko. Panionios will meet at home Kavala (#13) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Ethnikos will play against Psyhiko (#8) in Athens and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Panionios: S.Karydas 18+1reb+2ast, T.Dimitriadis 14+5reb, F.Alihodzic 11+6reb, M.Matalon 10+3reb+4ast, N.Barlos 10+2reb+2ast, M.Pelekanos 7+3reb+2ast
Ethnikos: N.Kokkalis 19+7reb+1ast, K.Macheras 12+6reb+2ast, K.Oikonomopoulos 9+2reb+4ast, A.Antonakis 9+4reb+2ast, P.Martzos 6+2reb, G.Papapetrou 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 493892


Doukas - Psyhiko 71-61

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Athens: Doukas (#3) and Psyhiko (#8). Doukas (13-2) won against visiting Psyhiko (8-8) 71-61. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Psyhiko. They outrebounded Psyhiko 41-28 including a 33-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Doukas looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Alexis Kiritsis (198-82) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Andreas Kanonidis (198-91) contributed with 8 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Forward Nikolaos Papanikolaou (209-85) replied with 8 points and 11 rebounds and guard Dinos Achis (183-86) added 18 points in the effort for Psyhiko. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Doukas have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place. Psyhiko at the other side dropped to the seventh position with eight games lost. They share it with Ethnikos. Doukas' supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Athens to the arena Pagrati.
Top scorers:
Doukas: A.Kiritsis 20+7reb+3ast, G.Rubio 11+10reb+2ast, D.Kompodietas 9+1reb+3ast, A.Kanonidis 8+12reb+3ast, A.Raptis 8+4reb+2ast, E.Papamakarios 7+1reb
Psyhiko: D.Achis 18+1ast, V.Mouratos 13+3reb+2ast, N.Papanikolaou 8+11reb+1ast, T.Nikou 7+3reb+9ast, M.Sakellariou 5+4reb, N.Tsiokos 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 493891


GS Larissas - Pagrati 82-79

Important game to mention about took place in Larissas. Fifteenth ranked GS Larissas (4-12) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 16th ranked Pagrati (2-14) 82-79 on Saturday evening. GS Larissas forced 25 Pagrati turnovers. Pagrati was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for Serbian guard Stefan Nikolic (193-87) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 7 assists (made all of his nine free throws !!!). Forward Sotiris Gioulekas (203-79) contributed with 20 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Forward Christodoulos Karavolas (197-83, agency: Court Side) replied with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Grigoris Ralatos (202-86) added 22 points and 9 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) in the effort for Pagrati. GS Larissas moved-up to fourteenth place. Pagrati lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 14 games lost. GS Larissas will face Irakleio (#15) on the road in the next round. Pagrati's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Athens Doukas.
Top scorers:
GS Larissas: S.Nikolic 23+1reb+7ast, S.Gioulekas 20+6reb+1ast, E.Bebis 10+4reb+1ast, R.Tsourakis 9+5reb, A.Spyropoulos 9+7reb, C.Koutras 5+2reb+5ast
Pagrati: G.Ralatos 22+9reb, C.Karavolas 15+13reb+4ast, S.Psaropoulos 14+3reb+2ast, N.Paulos 8+4reb, I.Lekakis 7+2reb+2ast, A.Skoufis 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 493890


Arkadikos - Irakleio 80-69

The game between closely ranked teams ended with thirteenth ranked Arkadikos' (6-10) home victory over 14th ranked Irakleio (3-12) in Arkadia 80-69 on Saturday. They outrebounded Irakleio 43-28 including 30 on the defensive glass. Quite impressive performance for Lithuanian guard Dovydas Redikas (192-92) who helped to win the game recording 22 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Center Savvas Tsougarakis (207-86) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Arkadikos' coach Ioannis Diamantakos used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Forward Ioannis Lianos (202-85) replied with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his nine free throws !!!) and forward Dimitris Lolas (203-86) added 15 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Irakleio. Four Irakleio players scored in double figures. Arkadikos moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Doxa Pefkon. Irakleio lost fifth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the fifteenth position with 12 games lost. Arkadikos will face higher ranked Iraklis (#3) in Thessaloniki in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Irakleio will play at home against GS Larissas (#14) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Arkadikos: D.Redikas 22+7reb+5ast, G.Prodromou 21+3reb+3ast, S.Tsougarakis 15+12reb+1ast, E.Tsakaleris 8+9reb+2ast, I.Karamalegkos 7+6reb+3ast, K.Garbis 5+2reb+3ast
Irakleio: A.Petrakis 16+1reb+3ast, D.Lolas 15+8reb+2ast, I.Lianos 14+8reb+4ast, D.Latovic 12+4reb, T.Koupidis 7+2reb+1ast, M.Papadakis 5+2reb+3ast
gschID: 493889


Amyntas Dafnis - AE Larissas 65-64

A very interesting game took place in Athens. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of higher ranked AE Larissas (9-7) to tenth ranked Amyntas Dafnis (7-9) 65-64 on Saturday evening. Amyntas Dafnis dominated down low during the game scoring 42 of its points in the paint compared to AE Larissas' 20. Amyntas Dafnis forced 19 AE Larissas turnovers. Forward Costas Vogiatzis (201-75) fired 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Point guard Leonidas Zoupas (182-82) chipped in 12 points and 5 assists. Amyntas Dafnis' coach Alexis Zavos allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Point guard Apollon Deligiorgis (192-93) produced 11 points and 5 rebounds and point guard Michalis Politis (190-88) added 11 points respectively for lost side. Newly promoted Amyntas Dafnis maintains tenth position with 7-9 record. AE Larissas at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the sixth place with seven games lost. Amyntas Dafnis' next round opponent will be Doxa Pefkon (#12) on the road.
Top scorers:
Amyntas Dafnis: C.Vogiatzis 20+7reb+1ast, S.Diamantopoulos 12+4reb, L.Zoupas 12+2reb+5ast, I.Angelopoulos 9+2reb+3ast, N.Kampouris 4, V.Mansarai 2+1reb+1ast
AE Larissas: T.Tsiloulis 11+3reb+2ast, A.Deligiorgis 11+5reb+2ast, M.Politis 11+4reb+3ast, G.Staboulis 8+5reb, G.Maltesios 6+4reb, K.Saribalidis 3+4reb
gschID: 493887





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Standings - Eredivisie

Eredivisie Standings
 1. Groningen 17-1 
 2. Zwolle 13-5 
 3. Leiden 12-6 
 4. Dukes UDB 8-10 
 5. Rotterdam 8-10 
 6. Amsterdam 7-11 
 7. Leeuwarden 6-12 
 8. Weert 1-17 

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 4: Leiden - Weert 78-62
Feb. 5: Groningen - Dukes UDB 77-69
Feb. 4: Amsterdam - Rotterdam 52-99
Feb. 4: Zwolle - Leeuwarden 120-67

Regular Season: Round 19

Feb. 11: Dukes UDB - Amsterdam
Feb. 11: Weert - Zwolle
Feb. 11: Rotterdam - Leiden
Feb. 11: Leeuwarden - Groningen


Standings - Promotie Divisie

Prom.Divisie Standings
 1. Grasshoppers 12-1 
 2. Lions 12-3 
 3. Lokomotief 10-4 
 4. Leiden 2 8-7 
 5. Red Giants 8-7 
 6. De Groene 7-5 
 7. Groningen 7-6 
 8. CobraNova 7-8 
 9. New Stars 5-8 
 10. Black Eagles 4-8 
 11. Punch 2-11 
 12. De Hoppers 0-14 

Regular Season: Round 15

Feb. 4: Red Giants - Black Eagles 80-76
Feb. 4: CobraNova - Punch 79-67
Feb. 5: Leiden 2 - New Stars 75-55
Feb. 4: Grasshoppers - De Groene 73-62
Feb. 5: De Hoppers - Lokomotief 56-78
Feb. 4: Groningen - Lions 53-71

Regular Season: Round 16

Feb. 11: Lions - Red Giants
Feb. 11: Black Eagles - De Hoppers
Feb. 11: Lokomotief - Grasshoppers
Feb. 11: De Groene - CobraNova
Feb. 11: Punch - Leiden 2
Feb. 11: New Stars - Groningen


Prom.Divisie Round 15: De Groene lose to Grasshoppers in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

The game between Top Four teams took place in Katwijk. First ranked host Grasshoppers (12-1) defeated 4th placed De Groene (7-5) 73-62. Grasshoppers have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 12-1 record. De Groene at the other side dropped to the sixth position with five games lost. Grasshoppers are looking forward to face Lokomotief (#3) in Rijswijk in the next round, which may be the game of the day. De Groene will play at home against CobraNova and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked De Hoppers (0-14) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 14th consecutive match to third ranked Lokomotief (10-4) 78-56. Lokomotief have a solid series of four victories in a row. Newly promoted Lokomotief maintains third place with 10-4 record having just one point less than leader Grasshoppers. De Hoppers at the other side still closes the standings with 14 games lost. Lokomotief will play against league's leader Grasshoppers in Katwijk in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. De Hoppers will play on the road against Black Eagles (#10) in Rosmalen and hope to get finally their first victory.
The game in Groningen was also quite interesting. Second ranked Lions (12-3) played at the court of 5th ranked Groningen (7-6). Lions did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 71-53 on Saturday. Lions have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 12-3 record having just two point less than leader Grasshoppers. Newly promoted Groningen dropped to the seventh position with six games lost. Lions will meet at home Red Giants (#5) in the next round. Groningen will play against New Stars in Nieuwegein and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 15: New Stars was destroyed by Leiden 2 on the opponent's court 75-55. Red Giants managed to outperform Black Eagles in a home game 80-76. Punch recorded a loss to CobraNova on the road 79-67.

De Hoppers - Lokomotief 56-78

Bottom-ranked De Hoppers (0-14) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 14th consecutive match to third ranked Lokomotief (10-4) 78-56. Lokomotief have a solid series of four victories in a row. Newly promoted Lokomotief maintains third place with 10-4 record having just one point less than leader Grasshoppers. De Hoppers at the other side still closes the standings with 14 games lost. Lokomotief will play against league's leader Grasshoppers in Katwijk in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. De Hoppers will play on the road against Black Eagles (#10) in Rosmalen and hope to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 477852


Leiden 2 - New Stars 75-55

Rather expected game when 9th ranked New Stars (5-8) were crushed on the road by seventh ranked Leiden 2 (8-7) 75-55 on Sunday. Leiden 2 moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Red Giants. New Stars lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keep the ninth position with eight games lost. Leiden 2 will meet Punch (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. New Stars will play against Groningen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 477849


Red Giants - Black Eagles 80-76

Rather predictable result in Meppel where seventh ranked Red Giants (8-7) defeated 10th ranked Black Eagles (4-8) 80-76 on Saturday. Red Giants moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Leiden 2. Black Eagles lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with eight games lost. Red Giants will meet league's second-placed Lions in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Black Eagles will play against De Hoppers (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 477853


CobraNova - Punch 79-67

Not a big story in a game in Leidschendam where 11th ranked Punch (2-11) was defeated by eighth ranked CobraNova (7-8) 79-67 on Saturday. CobraNova maintains eighth place with 7-8 record. Loser Punch keeps the eleventh position with 11 games lost. CobraNova will meet higher ranked De Groene (#6) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Punch will play against Leiden 2 (#4) and hope to secure a win.
gschID: 477850


Grasshoppers - De Groene 73-62

The game between Top Four teams took place in Katwijk. First ranked host Grasshoppers (12-1) defeated 4th placed De Groene (7-5) 73-62. Grasshoppers have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 12-1 record. De Groene at the other side dropped to the sixth position with five games lost. Grasshoppers are looking forward to face Lokomotief (#3) in Rijswijk in the next round, which may be the game of the day. De Groene will play at home against CobraNova and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 477851


Groningen - Lions 53-71

The game in Groningen was also quite interesting. Second ranked Lions (12-3) played at the court of 5th ranked Groningen (7-6). Lions did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 71-53 on Saturday. Lions have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 12-3 record having just two point less than leader Grasshoppers. Newly promoted Groningen dropped to the seventh position with six games lost. Lions will meet at home Red Giants (#5) in the next round. Groningen will play against New Stars in Nieuwegein and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 477848





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Standings - A Division

A Division Standings
 1. Alba 13-3 
 2. Kaposvari 11-6 
 3. Kormend 11-6 
 4. Szolnok 10-6 
 5. ZTE KK 10-6 
 6. Falco KC 10-6 
 7. PVSK Pannon 9-8 
 8. Szedeak 8-8 
 9. Sopron KC 8-8 
 10. KTE-Duna 8-9 
 11. Jaszberenyi 6-11 
 12. Atomeromu 5-12 
 13. Vasas 4-13 
 14. MAFC 3-14 

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 4: Kormend - KTE-Duna 90-65
Feb. 5: MAFC - Vasas 77-83
Feb. 4: Kaposvari - PVSK Pannon 63-55
Feb. 4: Jaszberenyi - Atomeromu 102-89
Feb. 5: Alba - Sopron KC
Feb. 5: Szedeak - ZTE KK
Feb. 5: Falco KC - Szolnok


Talor Battle replaces P.J. Hill - by Tamas Deri

The management of ASE agreed on the breach of his agreement with P.J. Hill Jr. (182-PG-87, college: Ohio St., agency: Octagon Europe) and signed Talor Battle (182-PG-88, college: Penn St., agency: Two Points) for the rest of the season.
Hill played 16 games in this season and averaged 9.7 points, 5.6 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game.
Battle graduated on the University of Penn State in 2011 and had a phantastic senior season averaging 20.2ppg, 4.4rpg, 2.9apg, FGP: 42.3%, 3PT: 36.9%, FT: 74.9%. Finished his career as first ever player in Big10 conference history to accumulate 2,000 career points, 500 career rebounds, and 500 career assists. Finished as Penn State's all-time leading scorer with 2,213 points and third in assists (517).
He started his professional carreer with Cholet Basket in France, but played also for Telekom Basket Bonn, Upea Capo d'Orlando and spent two seasons with Belfius Mons-Hainaut before moving to Hapoel Tel-Aviv during the summer 2015. He played 21 games during the season 2015-16 before his should injury and put up 1.9ppg, 4.5rpg, 5.6apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 57.3%, 3PT: 28.4%, FT: 77.5%.



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Standings - 1 Division

D1 Standings
 1. Hottur 17-1 
 2. Fjolnir 15-4 
 3. Valur 13-3 
 4. Breidablik 12-7 
 5. Hamar 7-11 
 6. Vestri 7-11 
 7. FSU 6-13 
 8. IA 5-13 
 9. Armann 0-19 

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 5: Hamar - Hottur 98-104
Feb. 5: Breidablik - Valur 75-85
Feb. 5: FSU - Vestri 70-80
Feb. 5: Fjolnir - Armann 123-73

Regular Season: Round 22

Feb. 16: Hottur - IA
Feb. 17: Vestri - Hamar
Feb. 17: Armann - FSU
Feb. 17: Valur - Fjolnir
Feb. 13: Hottur - Valur


Aaron Moss' triple-double lands him D1 Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

American Aaron Moss (185-G, agency: Duran International) had a very impressive game in the last round for league's leader Hottur and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com D1 Player of the Week award for round 20.
The guard recorded a triple-double of 30 points adding also seventeen rebounds and ten assists, while his team crushed FSU (#7, 6-12) with 21-point margin 94-73. It allowed Hottur to consolidate first place in the Icelandic D1. Hottur has a very good season and are considered to have a run for the championship title. They improved their record to 16-1. Moss turned to be Hottur's top player in his first season with the team. Cabrini College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Moss is in league's top in points (5th best: 23.9ppg), rebounds (3rd best: 13.0rpg) and averages solid 3.2spg and 55.6% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old American forward Collin Pryor (200-F-90, agency: Mansfield and Associates) of second-ranked Fjolnir. Pryor impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 24 points and 19 rebounds. Of course he led Fjolnir to another comfortable win 86-68 over the lower-ranked Vestri (#6, 6-11) being unquestionably team leader. Fjolnir's second position in the standings has not changed. His team's 14-4 record is not bad at all. Pryor is well-known by Fjolnir fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 21.2ppg (#8). His other stats are also decent: 13.1rpg and 3.5apg.

The third best performed player last round was American Terrance Motley (201-F-91) of FSu (#7). Motley scored 21 points and grabbed twenty one rebounds (!!!). Despite Motley's great performance FSU lost 73-94 to the higher-ranked Hottur (#1, 16-1). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of FSU not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 12 games, recording just six victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Motley could try to bring FSU's a little bit higher in the standings. Motley has individually a great season in Iceland. After 18 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 32.2ppg (best scorer) and rebounds with 12.9rpg (4th best). He also has 2.1spg, 1.2bpg and FGP: 52.9%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Chris Woods (195-F-89) of Hamar - 23 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Orn Sigurdarson (202-F-89) of Hamar - 26 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Yima Chia-Kur (196-F-86) of Vestri - 20 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Ragnar Albertsson (190-G-93) of Hottur - 31 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Derek Shouse (188-G-93) of IA - 25 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Snorri Vignisson (193-F/G-97) of Breidablik - 10 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Nebojsa Knezevic (196-F/G-87) of Vestri - 12 points and 4 rebounds

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



Atkinson's 34-point game gives him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

26-year old forward Jeremy Atkinson (193-F-90) had an amazing evening in the last round for Njardvik and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 16.
He had the game-high 34 points adding nine rebounds and four assists for Njardvik in his team's victory, helping them to beat Skallagrimur (#11, 6-10) 100-91. Njardvik is placed at 7th position in Icelandic league. Njardvik is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 8-8 record. In the team's last game Atkinson had a remarkable 75.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Njardvik's top player in his first season with the team. Jeremy Atkinson averages this season 18.1ppg and 7.4rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Sherrod Wright (193-G-91) of Haukar. He is American guard in his first season at Haukar. In the last game Wright recorded impressive double-double of 42 points and 12 rebounds. Of course Haukar cruised to a 79-72 relatively comfortable win over the higher-ranked Thor AK (#6, 8-8). This victory allowed Haukar to move up to 10th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 6-10 record. Wright is a newcomer at Haukar and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 30.9ppg (#1). His other stats are also decent: 9.9rpg and 4.1apg.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Flenard Whitfield (200-F-90) of Skallagrimur (#11). Whitfield got into 30-points club by scoring 32 points in the last round. He went also for twenty one rebounds and five assists. Despite Whitfield's great performance Skallagrimur lost 91-100 to the higher-ranked Njardvik (#7, 8-8). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Skallagrimur not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 10 games, recording just six victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Whitfield could try to bring Skallagrimur's a little bit higher in the standings. Whitfield has individually a great season in Iceland. After 16 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 28.4ppg (3rd best) and rebounds with 15.3rpg (#1 in league). He also has 1.1bpg and FGP: 56.5%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Hlynur Baeringsson (200-F/C-82) of Stjarnan - 16 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Tobin Carberry (193-G-91) of Thor Thorl - 23 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Antonio Hester (198-F-90) of Tindastoll - 20 points and 10 rebounds
7. Pavel Ermolinskij (202-G-87) of KR - 18 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Matthias Sigurdarson (180-PG-94) of IR - 22 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists
9. Amin Stevens (203-F-90) of Keflavik - 20 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Jon Stefansson (192-G-82) of KR - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists

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



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  INDONESIA  

Standings - IBL

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Feb. 5: NSH GMC - Hang Tuah 73-81
Feb. 5: CLS Knights - Garuda 72-69
Feb. 5: Aspac - Pelita Jaya 68-65
Feb. 5: Pacific Caesar - JNE BSC 68-62

Regular Season: Round 6

Feb. 10: CLS Knights - Bima Perkasa
Feb. 10: Pacific Caesar - Aspac
Feb. 10: NSH GMC - JNE BSC
Feb. 10: Hang Tuah - Satya Wacana


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Nate BARFIELD
  NSH G.
  (206-F/C-88)
  Avg: 31
 1. Barfield, NSH G.31.0 
 2. Jacobs, NSH G.26.0 
 3. Smith, Hang Tuah26.0 
 4. Peterson, Bima P.25.7 
 5. Brantley, Garuda23.7 
 6. Corbin, Bima P.23.3 
 7. Seagers, Pacific .20.5 
 8. Loiselle, Pacific .20.3 
 9. White, Pelita Jaya20.0 
 10. Crump, Satya W.19.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andre SMITH
  Hang Tuah
  (208-C-)
  Avg: 16.5
 1. Smith, Hang Tuah16.5 
 2. Barfield, NSH G.14.3 
 3. Loiselle, Pacific .13.8 
 4. McKinney, CLS K.13.0 
 5. Gunawan, Garuda12.3 
 6. Brand, JNE B.11.5 
 7. White, Pelita Jaya10.7 
 8. Peterson, Bima P.10.7 
 9. Maxey, Satya W.10.0 
 10. Jacobs, NSH G.9.7 
Assists Per Game
 Tyreek JEWELL
  Satria Muda
  (185-G-93)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Jewell, Satria Muda4.3 
 2. Corbin, Bima P.4.3 
 3. Teja, Aspac4.0 
 4. Jacobs, NSH G.4.0 
 5. Wuysang, CLS K.4.0 
 6. Wijaya, Garuda3.7 
 7. Seagers, Pacific .3.5 
 8. Dhyaksa, Aspac3.3 
 9. Crump, Satya W.2.7 
 10. Indrawan, Pelita J.2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Tyrell CORBIN
  Bima P.
  (184-PG-92)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Corbin, Bima P.4.3 
 2. Jacobs, NSH G.2.3 
 3. Dhyaksa, Aspac2.3 
 4. Sitepu, Satria M.2.3 
 5. Haryoko, Pelita J.2.0 
 6. Purwanto, Hang T.2.0 
 7. Surawi, JNE B.2.0 
 8. Rahangmetan, Satya W.2.0 
 9. Barfield, NSH G.2.0 
 10. Hutasoit, Pacific .1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Nate MAXEY
  Satya W.
  (211-C-92)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Maxey, Satya W.3.7 
 2. Peterson, Bima P.2.0 
 3. Sitepu, Satria M.1.7 
 4. Brand, JNE B.1.5 
 5. Smith, Satria Muda1.3 
 6. Regowo, Aspac1.3 
 7. Gunawan, Garuda1.0 
 8. Kosasih, Aspac1.0 
 9. Johnson, CLS K.1.0 
 10. Seagers, Pacific .0.8 


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

28-year old power forward Nate Barfield (206-F/C-88) had a great game in the last round for second-ranked NSH GMC and receives a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
He had a double-double of 41 points and 13 rebounds, while his team beat Bima Perkasa (#8, 1-2) 103-91. NSH GMC is placed at 2nd position in Indonesian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. NSH GMC will need more victories to improve their 2-1 record. In the team's last game Barfield had a remarkable 70.0% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at NSH GMC, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Langston University, OK graduate has very impressive stats this year. Barfield is league's best scorer averaging so far 31.0ppg. Barfield is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 14.3rpg) and averages solid 65.4% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Sherrard Brantley (188-G-90) of Garuda. He is American guard in his first season at Garuda. In the last game Brantley recorded impressive 31 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists. Of course he led Garuda to another comfortable win 91-75 over slightly lower-ranked Pacific Caesar (#6, 2-2) being unquestionably team leader. Garuda's 4th position in the standings has not changed. His team's 2-1 record is not bad at all. Brantley is one of the most experienced players at Garuda and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 23.7ppg (#5).

Third place about best performers goes to forward Pringgo Regowo (190-PF-87) of Aspac (#5). Regowo scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He was a key player of Aspac, leading his team to a 87-59 easy win against Satya Wacana (#11, 0-3). Aspac needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 2 victories and 1 lost games. Regowo has a very solid season. In 3 games in Indonesia he scored 14.7ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Kore White (205-F-89) of Pelita Jaya - 22 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Tyrell Corbin (184-PG-92) of Bima Perkasa - 22 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Gary Jacobs (188-PG-92) of NSH GMC - 32 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Nate Maxey (211-C-92) of Satya Wacana - 15 points and 13 rebounds
8. Chris Ware (203-C-89) of Garuda - 15 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Kevin Sitorus (196-PF-94) of Satria Muda - 11 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
10. David Seagers (188-G-88) of Pacific Caesar - 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists

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



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  IRAQ  

Standings - D1

Superleague Standings
 1. Al Shurtah 8-1 
 2. Nift Al-Janoub 7-2 
 3. Al Mina 7-2 
 4. Al Nift 7-2 
 5. Al Kahraba 6-3 
 6. Al Karkh 5-4 
 7. Al Hilla 4-5 
 8. Al-Tadamoun 4-5 
 9. Iraqi Airways 2-6 
 10. Zakho 2-6 
 11. Al Suleikh 1-8 
 12. An Nasiriyah 0-9 

Regular Season: Round 10

Feb. 6: Al Karkh - Al-Tadamoun
Feb. 7: Al Suleikh - Nift Al-Janoub
Feb. 7: Al Kahraba - Al Mina
Feb. 9: Al Nift - Al Shurtah
Feb. 10: Zakho - An Nasiriyah
Feb. 10: Al Hilla - Iraqi Airways



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  IRELAND  

Standings - EBS Superleague

Super League Standings
 1. Templeogue 14-1 
 2. Swords Thunder 13-2 
 3. UCD Marian 13-3 
 4. Tralee 12-4 
 5. Killester 10-4 
 6. UCC Demons 8-8 
 7. DCU Saints 6-10 
 8. Moycullen 6-10 
 9. Belfast Star 5-10 
 10. Eanna 3-13 
 11. KUBS 2-13 
 12. UL Eagles 1-15 

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 4: Killester - UL Eagles 81-66
Feb. 5: UCC Demons - UCD Marian 80-86
Feb. 4: Swords Thunder - Eanna 80-68
Feb. 4: DCU Saints - Moycullen 77-74

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 11: Swords Thunder - KUBS
Feb. 11: UCD Marian - DCU Saints
Feb. 11: Moycullen - UCC Demons
Feb. 11: UL Eagles - Eanna
Feb. 11: Tralee - Killester
Feb. 12: Templeogue - Belfast Star
Feb. 10: Belfast Star - Swords Thunder



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  ISRAEL  

Standings - BSL

Winner League Standings
 1. Maccabi T-A 13-3 
 2. Hapoel Holon 13-5 
 3. Bnei Hertzeliyya 10-6 
 4. Hapoel J-M 10-7 
 5. Hapoel Eilat 10-8 
 6. Hapoel T-A 9-8 
 7. Maccabi Rishon 9-9 
 8. Ironi Nahariya 8-10 
 9. Maccabi Haifa 7-10 
 10. Galil Gilboa 6-11 
 11. Maccabi Ashdod 5-12 
 12. Maccabi K/G 3-14 

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 5: Hapoel Holon - Maccabi Rishon 92-77
Feb. 5: Ironi Nahariya - Hapoel Eilat 79-86
Feb. 6: Maccabi K/G - Bnei Hertzeliyya
Feb. 6: Maccabi Ashdod - Maccabi Haifa
Feb. 6: Galil Gilboa - Hapoel T-A
Feb. 5: Hapoel J-M - Maccabi T-A



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  ITALY  

Standings - SerieA

Serie A Standings
 1. EA7 Armani 15-3 
 2. Umana VE 12-6 
 3. Scandone AV 12-6 
 4. Betaland Cdo 10-8 
 5. Banco di Srd 10-8 
 6. Grissin Bon RE 9-8 
 7. JuveCaserta 9-9 
 8. Brescia 9-9 
 9. The Flexx PT 9-9 
 10. Auxilium TO 9-9 
 11. Dolomiti En. TR 9-9 
 12. Enel Brindisi 8-9 
 13. AV Cantu 7-11 
 14. VL Pesaro 6-12 
 15. Openjobmetis V. 5-13 
 16. Vanoli CR 4-14 

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 5: Auxilium TO - Betaland Cdo 91-92
Feb. 5: Openjobmetis V. - EA7 Armani 82-98
Feb. 5: JuveCaserta - Vanoli CR 79-75
Feb. 5: VL Pesaro - AV Cantu 78-73
Feb. 5: The Flexx PT - Scandone AV 67-59
Feb. 5: Dolomiti En. TR - Umana VE 65-57
Feb. 5: Brescia - Banco di Srd 56-48
Feb. 6: Grissin Bon RE - Enel Brindisi


Standings - Lega 2

Serie Standings
East
 1. Virtus Bologna 14-4 
 2. Treviso Basket 14-6 
 3. Alma Trieste 14-6 
 4. Mantova 12-8 
 5. Ravenna 12-8 
 6. F.Kontatto BO 11-9 
 7. Roseto 11-9 
 8. Piacenza 10-9 
 9. Jesi 10-10 
 10. Udine APU 10-10 
 11. Verona 10-10 
 12. Bondi Ferrara 7-12 
 13. Imola 7-13 
 14. Chieti 6-13 
 15. Recanati 5-15 
 16. Unieuro Forli 4-15 
West
 1. Angelico Biella 15-5 
 2. Treviglio 13-7 
 3. Tortona 13-7 
 4. Legnano 13-7 
 5. Agrigento 12-8 
 6. Latina Basket 11-9 
 7. Roma Virtus 11-9 
 8. Mens Sana 1871 11-9 
 9. Roma E-basket 10-10 
 10. Lighthouse TR 10-10 
 11. Novipiu Casale 9-11 
 12. FCM Ferentino 8-12 
 13. Rieti 8-12 
 14. Viola RC 6-14 
 15. Agropoli 5-15 
 16. Scafati 5-15 

Regular Season: Round 20

East

Feb. 4: Verona - Imola 87-65
Feb. 5: Recanati - Ravenna 84-83
Feb. 5: Mantova - Chieti 79-70
Feb. 5: Udine APU - Roseto 79-67
Feb. 5: Treviso Basket - Jesi 71-76
Feb. 5: Alma Trieste - F.Kontatto BO 69-64
Feb. 5: Unieuro Forli - Piacenza
Feb. 5: Virtus Bologna - Bondi Ferrara

West

Feb. 5: Angelico Biella - Latina Basket 92-85
Feb. 5: Agrigento - Viola RC 90-58
Feb. 5: Roma Virtus - Tortona 89-98
Feb. 5: Novipiu Casale - Roma E-basket 87-66
Feb. 5: Treviglio - Mens Sana 1871 85-68
Feb. 5: Rieti - Legnano 79-64
Feb. 5: FCM Ferentino - Lighthouse TR 67-71
Feb. 5: Agropoli - Scafati 62-92


Standings - B1

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

Regular Season: Round 19

Group A

Feb. 5: Valsesia - Oleggio 94-83
Feb. 4: Siena Virtus - Piombino 89-77
Feb. 4: Fiorentina - Moncalieri 83-73
Feb. 5: San Miniato - Montecatini 81-51
Feb. 5: Cecina - Bottegone 63-86
Feb. 4: Varese Robur - Firenze Enic 61-52
Feb. 5: Domodossola - Sangiorgese 60-66
Feb. 4: USE Basket - Omegna 49-47

Group B

Feb. 5: Cento - San Vendemiano 89-61
Feb. 5: Sestu - Volpino AltoSeb. 84-79
Feb. 5: Orzinuovi GaGa - Desio 82-84
Feb. 4: Piacenza - Crema 82-73
Feb. 5: Reggio Emilia - Vicenza 74-66
Feb. 5: Faenza - Padova 71-60
Feb. 5: Lecco - Bergamo 57-61
Feb. 4: Iseo - Milano Urania 56-81

Group C

Feb. 5: Cefalu - Roma Vis Nova 81-67
Feb. 4: Forli Tigers - Napoli Cuore 75-92
Feb. 5: Barcellona - Cassino 71-65
Feb. 5: Teramo - Roma Luiss 70-57
Feb. 5: Valmontone - Scauri 69-65
Feb. 5: Maddaloni - Patti 68-57
Feb. 4: Roma S.Azzurra - Palestrina 63-88
Feb. 5: Viterbo SA - Catanzaro 57-68

Group D

Feb. 5: Valdiceppo - Taranto 89-70
Feb. 5: Campli - Matera 87-67
Feb. 5: Montegrano - Venafro 85-70
Feb. 5: Senigallia - Pescara 79-77
Feb. 5: San Severo - Porto S.Elpidio 78-49
Feb. 5: Bisceglie - Ortona 76-65
Feb. 5: Giulianova - Monteroni 71-59
Feb. 5: Isernia - Rimini 67-62


stats leader

Points Per Game
 Simone PEPE
  Pescara
  (184-G-93)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Pepe, Pescara21.9 
 2. Bagnoli, Cassino19.9 
 3. Bolzonella, Varese R.19.7 
 4. Sirakov, Bottegone19.2 
 5. Maggiotto, Senigallia18.9 
 6. Ghersetti, Bergamo18.9 
 7. Visnjic, Napoli Cuore18.5 
 8. Bisconti, Valmontone18.5 
 9. Centanni, Volpino .18.4 
 10. Zampolli, Matera18.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Simone BAGNOLI
  Cassino
  (205-F/C-81)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Bagnoli, Cassino11.8 
 2. Chiacig, Taranto11.5 
 3. Zanotti, Monteroni10.8 
 4. Di Donato, Pescara10.8 
 5. Bozzetto, Crema10.5 
 6. Toscano, Bottegone10.1 
 7. Papa, Teramo9.8 
 8. Arrigoni, Omegna9.6 
 9. Di Carmine, Ortona9.1 
 10. Ianes, Vicenza8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Matias DI MARCO
  San S.
  (180-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Di Marco, San S.8.1 
 2. Losi, Cefalu6.0 
 3. Bruni, Cecina5.8 
 4. Rivali, Montegrano5.8 
 5. Sanguinetti, Piacenza5.5 
 6. Salari, Isernia5.5 
 7. Maggio, Napoli Cuore5.4 
 8. Centanni, Volpino .5.3 
 9. Magini, Firenze Enic5.2 
 10. Balic, Monteroni5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ferdinando NASELLO
  Siena Virtus
  (194-G-95)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Nasello, Siena Virtus2.8 
 2. Demartini, Vicenza2.8 
 3. Realini, Domodossola2.6 
 4. Chiappelli, Reggio E.2.4 
 5. Circosta, Montecatini2.3 
 6. Gasparin, Omegna2.1 
 7. Serroni, Campli2.1 
 8. Toscano, Bottegone2.0 
 9. Balanzoni, Lecco2.0 
 10. Stefanelli, San M.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Guillermo LAGUZZI
  Sestu
  (200-F-82)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Laguzzi, Sestu1.3 
 2. Corral, Omegna1.3 
 3. Chiacig, Taranto1.2 
 4. Ferrara, Padova1.2 
 5. Galmarini, Firenze .1.1 
 6. Nasello, Siena Virtus1.1 
 7. Capitanelli, Pescara1.1 
 8. Toso, Sangiorgese1.1 
 9. Zanotti, Monteroni1.1 
 10. Nobile, Padova0.9 



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  JAPAN  

Standings - JBL

B Standings
Central
 1. Toshiba BT 31-5 
 2. Sanen 22-14 
 3. Niigata Albirex 18-18 
 4. Hitachi SR 16-18 
 5. Yokohama BC 14-22 
 6. Toyama Grouses