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  ABA LEAGUE  


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ante ZIZIC
  Cibona
  (210-F/C-97)
  Avg: 20
 1. Zizic, Cibona20.0 
 2. Marinkovic, Zadar17.7 
 3. Boatright, Cedevita17.1 
 4. Lukovic, Krka16.8 
 5. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija16.6 
 6. Jefferson, Un.Olimp.15.6 
 7. Labovic, Karpos S.15.6 
 8. Barac, Zadar15.6 
 9. Hatcher, Partizan15.0 
 10. Zagorac, Mega Leks15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ante ZIZIC
  Cibona
  (210-F/C-97)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Zizic, Cibona9.2 
 2. Kaba, Mega Leks7.5 
 3. Lukovic, Krka7.4 
 4. Bolden, FMP7.2 
 5. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija7.2 
 6. Oliver, Un.Olimpija7.2 
 7. Bilan, Cedevita7.1 
 8. Scott, MZT Skopje6.9 
 9. Zagorac, Mega Leks6.5 
 10. James, Buducnost6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Scottie REYNOLDS
  Cibona
  (188-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Reynolds, Cibona6.9 
 2. Covic, FMP6.4 
 3. Williams, Buducnost6.3 
 4. Jovic, Crvena Z.6.1 
 5. Rebec, Krka5.9 
 6. Rebic, Mega Leks5.8 
 7. Vladovic, Zadar4.8 
 8. Bakic, Mornar Bar4.6 
 9. Diabate, MZT S.4.6 
 10. Babic, Cedevita4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Scottie REYNOLDS
  Cibona
  (188-PG-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Reynolds, Cibona2.0 
 2. Hrovat, Un.Olimpija1.8 
 3. Vladovic, Zadar1.7 
 4. Labovic, Karpos S.1.7 
 5. Perry, Karpos S.1.6 
 6. Pavic, Mornar Bar1.6 
 7. Kaba, Mega Leks1.5 
 8. Oliver, Un.Olimpija1.5 
 9. Lazic, Crvena Z.1.5 
 10. Rozic, Cibona1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Partizan
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Lukovic, Partizan1.7 
 2. James, Buducnost1.6 
 3. Ellis, Mornar Bar1.6 
 4. Scott, MZT Skopje1.4 
 5. Begic, Cedevita1.2 
 6. Austin, FMP1.2 
 7. Zizic, Cibona1.2 
 8. Bolden, FMP1.0 
 9. Davidovac, FMP1.0 
 10. Trajkovski, Karpos S.1.0 



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  AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS  


Zone 1 qualifiers: Tunisia beat Algeria 87-77 - by Eurobasket News

Tunisia's basketball team defeated Algeria's 87-77 (first half: 42-32) at an AfroBasket 2017 Zone 1 day-3 qualifier played on Saturday in Algiers. Tunisia are topping ranking at the end of the first stage with 4 pts, ahead of Morocco (3 pts) and Algeria. Morocco had defeated Algeria 76-71 at day 1 while Tunisian secured wins over Morocco (79-67) and Algeria (87-77). Zone 1 qualifiers bring together three teams: Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia after the last-minute withdrawal of Libya. The second stage is scheduled for March 30 to April 1 in Tunis with the top two finishers qualifying for the final phase to be hosted by Congo from August 18 to 30, 2017.
Courtesy of: tap.info.tn



Uganda defeats Rwanda, qualify for 2017 Afrobasket - by Eurobasket News

Uganda national men's basketball team, the Silverbacks, will play at the 2017 Afrobasket, come August in Congo Brazzaville. The Silverbacks defeated Rwanda 77-64 on Friday night in the semifinal of the Zone V qualifiers in Cairo, Egypt to return to the continental showpiece for a second time running. After a slow start on both ends of the floor, the Ugandans recovered midway through the opening quarter and put on a 15-0 run to close the frame up 24-15. With the Silverbacks down 15-9 with 5:07 to play in the first quarter, A'Darius Pegues (208-F-89, college: Campbellsville) connected two from the line, Stephen Omony (198-G/F-79) followed from deep and then went for lay up to put his team in front. From that point, the Silverbacks did not trail. Rwanda played catch up the rest of the way. They tied the game thrice in the second quarter at 24, 26 and 28 but Uganda eventually pulled away. A'Darius Pegues led the way for Silverbacks with 20 points and 9 rebounds. Stanley Ocitti (203-F/C-80, college: Binghamton) contributed 16 points, Omonyi had 15 and 5 steals while Joseph Ikong (193-F/G) netted 16. Kami Kabangu (203-C-84) scored team high 18 points in a losing effort and so were Kenneth Gasana's 17 points. The Silverbacks await the winner between hosts Egypt and Burundi in final of the tournament that will be played on Saturday. kawowo.com


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  ALGERIA  


Zone 1 qualifiers: Tunisia beat Algeria 87-77 - by Eurobasket News

Tunisia's basketball team defeated Algeria's 87-77 (first half: 42-32) at an AfroBasket 2017 Zone 1 day-3 qualifier played on Saturday in Algiers. Tunisia are topping ranking at the end of the first stage with 4 pts, ahead of Morocco (3 pts) and Algeria. Morocco had defeated Algeria 76-71 at day 1 while Tunisian secured wins over Morocco (79-67) and Algeria (87-77). Zone 1 qualifiers bring together three teams: Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia after the last-minute withdrawal of Libya. The second stage is scheduled for March 30 to April 1 in Tunis with the top two finishers qualifying for the final phase to be hosted by Congo from August 18 to 30, 2017.
Courtesy of: tap.info.tn



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  ARGENTINA  

Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Dar TUCKER
  Estudian.
  (193-SG-88)
  Avg: 22
 1. Tucker, Estudian.22.0 
 2. Green, Instituto20.3 
 3. Solano, Echague19.4 
 4. Quinteros, Regat.19.3 
 5. Sims, Regatas C.18.2 
 6. Baxley, Atenas17.7 
 7. Vildoza, Quilm.16.6 
 8. Horner, Obras B.16.4 
 9. Gadson, Argentino16.3 
 10. Mickeal, Atenas16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Williams, Olimpico.11.9 
 2. Crawford, Argen.10.6 
 3. Johnson, Weber B.9.8 
 4. Clancy, Instituto9.8 
 5. Wood, San M.8.9 
 6. Lampropoulos, Boca J.8.7 
 7. Justiz, Estudian.8.4 
 8. Francis, La Union8.3 
 9. Horner, Obras B.8.1 
 10. Johnson, Atenas8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Pedro BARRAL
  Obras B.
  (186-PG-94)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Barral, Obras B.6.3 
 2. Balbi, Ferrocarril6.2 
 3. Stanic, Olimpico.6.0 
 4. Konsztadt, La Union5.4 
 5. Aguirre, San L.5.3 
 6. Cantero, San M.5.1 
 7. Hopson, Quimsa4.6 
 8. Figueroa, Penarol4.6 
 9. De-l., GECR I.4.5 
 10. Perez, Boca Jrs4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Reynaldo GARCIA
  San M.
  (187-G-90)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Garcia, San M.2.1 
 2. Solano, Echague2.0 
 3. Basualdo, Quilm.2.0 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.1.8 
 5. Elsener, Quimsa1.7 
 6. De-l., GECR I.1.7 
 7. Vildoza, Quilm.1.6 
 8. Massey, Libertad.1.6 
 9. Tucker, Estudian.1.5 
 10. Flor, Quilmes MP1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Williams, Olimpico.3.1 
 2. Justiz, Estudian.2.1 
 3. Richard, Obras B.1.7 
 4. Crawford, Argen.1.6 
 5. Battle, Quimsa1.4 
 6. Calfani, San L.1.2 
 7. Clancy, Instituto1.1 
 8. Meyinsse, San L.1.1 
 9. Spurlock, Quimsa1.0 
 10. Acuna, Penarol0.9 


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bruno BAROVERO
  Union SF
  (194-G/F-90)
  Avg: 22.9
 1. Barovero, Union SF22.9 
 2. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista20.9 
 3. Brown, La Union19.8 
 4. Brown, Mitre Tuc.19.7 
 5. Pais, Platense18.1 
 6. Cutley, Atenas C.18.1 
 7. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.18.0 
 8. Schoppler, Olimpo B.17.8 
 9. Villa, Gimnasia LP17.5 
 10. Montes-C., Obera T.17.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Santiago GONZALEZ
  San I.
  (203-C-83)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Gonzalez, San I.12.7 
 2. Matthews, Salta B.10.1 
 3. Graham, Temperley9.3 
 4. Cutley, Atenas C.8.9 
 5. Lockett, BHY T.8.5 
 6. Lauria, Comunica.8.5 
 7. Joseph, Obera TC8.4 
 8. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista8.3 
 9. Brown, Mitre Tuc.8.0 
 10. Granado, Olimpo BB8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Leonardo LA BELLA
  Gimnasia.
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. La-Bella, Gimnasia.8.1 
 2. Cajal, Independ.7.4 
 3. Merlo, Ciclista6.4 
 4. Cequeira, Villa A.5.1 
 5. Gandoy, Obera TC5.1 
 6. Paletta, Hindu5.0 
 7. Correa, BHY T.4.6 
 8. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.4.5 
 9. Franco, Alianza .4.4 
 10. Iglesias, Olimpo B.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Sebastian PUNET
  Salta Basket
  (188-G-89)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Punet, Salta Basket2.6 
 2. Pais, Platense2.5 
 3. Correa, BHY T.2.2 
 4. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.2.1 
 5. Cequeira, Villa A.2.0 
 6. Brown, Mitre Tuc.1.9 
 7. Eseverri, Salta B.1.8 
 8. Tabarez, Union SF1.8 
 9. Lopez, Independ.1.8 
 10. La-Bella, Gimnasia.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Joe EFESE
  Gimnasia LP
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Efese, Gimnasia LP2.8 
 2. Heyward, Huracan2.5 
 3. Jeronimo, Gimnasia.1.5 
 4. Okoye, Salta Basket1.3 
 5. Deck, Obera TC1.3 
 6. Lockett, BHY T.1.3 
 7. Granado, Olimpo BB0.9 
 8. Nwogbo, Alianza .0.9 
 9. Stroud, Parque Sur0.9 
 10. Moya, Hindu0.9 


Makal Stibbins agreed terms with Union de Santa Fe - by Eurobasket News

Union de Santa Fe (TNA) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old American power forward Makal Stibbins (201-86, college: Millersville, agency: DTMones). He started the season at Argentino (LigaA). In 16 games he recorded 4.6ppg and 2.9rpg this season. The last season Stibbins played at Salta Basket (TFB) where in 31 games he averaged impressive 17.6ppg, 7.9rpg and 1.4bpg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA Honorable Mention.
He is a very experienced player. Thanks to Stibbins' pro career he managed to play on four different continents (Europe, Latin America, Africa and of course North America) in six different countries. Stibbins has played previously professionally in Costa Rica (Barva), Germany (Giants), Luxembourg (Avanti), United Kingdom (London Lions), Egypt (Al Ahly) and EBA (Harrisburg Horizon).
He attended Millersville University until 2009 and it is his eighth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Makal is a strong, athletic forward who can score, rebound and block shots. He makes quick moves in the post and always finishes strong at the rim. He can knock down the open jumper and is improving his ball-handling to beat his man off the dribble.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  AUSTRIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marko CAR
  Furstenfeld
  (188-SG-85)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Car, Furstenfeld20.5 
 2. Vay, Arkadia18.5 
 3. Miletic, Vienna18.5 
 4. Clemmons, Vienna18.2 
 5. Lamesic, Wels17.3 
 6. McNealy, Oberwart17.1 
 7. Rados, Klostern.16.5 
 8. Stazic, Vienna16.3 
 9. Jackson, Oberwart15.8 
 10. Murati, Gmunden15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jozo RADOS
  Klostern.
  (208-C-93)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Rados, Klostern.11.7 
 2. Naylor, UBSC G.10.5 
 3. Draskovic, Arkadia8.7 
 4. Vay, Arkadia8.0 
 5. Lamesic, Wels7.7 
 6. Traylor, Oberwart7.5 
 7. Ferguson, Vienna7.5 
 8. Sarlija, Furstenfeld7.1 
 9. Baptiste, Kapfe.7.0 
 10. Cumberbatch, Oberw.6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Benedikt DANEK
  Arkadia
  (176-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Danek, Arkadia7.3 
 2. Car, Furstenfeld5.8 
 3. Jackson, Oberwart5.3 
 4. Vujosevic, Kapfe.5.2 
 5. Friedrich, Gmunden4.8 
 6. Maresch, UBSC G.4.6 
 7. Stazic, Vienna4.6 
 8. Clemmons, Vienna4.4 
 9. O''Neal, Wels4.1 
 10. Murati, Gmunden3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Derek JACKSON
  Oberwart
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Jackson, Oberwart2.7 
 2. Clemmons, Vienna1.8 
 3. Miletic, Vienna1.7 
 4. Cumberbatch, Oberw.1.7 
 5. Ferguson, Vienna1.5 
 6. Trmal, Arkadia1.5 
 7. Koch, Vienna1.4 
 8. McNealy, Oberwart1.4 
 9. Jandl, Furstenfeld1.4 
 10. Traylor, Oberwart1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris FERGUSON
  Vienna
  (206-F-89)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Ferguson, Vienna1.5 
 2. Traylor, Oberwart1.5 
 3. Rados, Klostern.1.3 
 4. Draskovic, Arkadia1.3 
 5. Chan, Wels1.1 
 6. Baptiste, Kapfe.1.0 
 7. Kuakumensah, Oberw.1.0 
 8. Steed, Gmunden0.9 
 9. Naylor, UBSC G.0.8 
 10. Koch, Vienna0.8 



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  BAHAMAS  

NPBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Clayton MILLER
  Legends
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 27.5
 1. Miller, Legends27.5 
 2. Bain, Regulators25.9 
 3. Sylvestre, Bahamas .22.9 
 4. Farrington, Rockets21.3 
 5. Smith, Bahamas .20.9 
 6. Bain, Giants19.4 
 7. Dean, Shockers19.1 
 8. Ferguson, Pros17.4 
 9. Woodside, Cleaners16.8 
 10. Rolle, Rebels16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eugene BAIN
  Regulators
  (195-C/F-88)
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Bain, Regulators14.5 
 2. Fernander, Pirates12.1 
 3. Munnings, Cybots12.1 
 4. Francis, Pros11.4 
 5. Williams, Rebels11.3 
 6. Farrington, Rockets11.0 
 7. Sylvestre, Bahamas .10.4 
 8. Leadon, Pros10.4 
 9. Dean, Shockers10.1 
 10. Woodside, Cleaners9.1 
Assists Per Game
 Rashard WILLIAMS
  Rebels
  (183-PG-)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Williams, Rebels6.4 
 2. Dames, Bahamas .6.2 
 3. Jones, Legends5.7 
 4. Mackey, Regulators5.5 
 5. Armaly, Shockers4.8 
 6. Wright, Pirates4.8 
 7. Bridgewater, Sting.4.1 
 8. Miller, Legends4.0 
 9. Lewis, Shockers4.0 
 10. Bain, Giants3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Kemsy SYLVESTRE
  Bahamas .
  (--)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Sylvestre, Bahamas .3.4 
 2. Rolle, Rebels2.9 
 3. Smith, Bahamas .2.9 
 4. Rolle, Pros2.8 
 5. Dames, Bahamas .2.5 
 6. Williams, Rebels2.2 
 7. Lafuler, Stingers2.0 
 8. Leadon, Pros1.8 
 9. Cooper, Rebels1.7 
 10. Saunders, Cybots1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Livingston MUNNINGS
  Cybots
  (-C-)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Munnings, Cybots3.1 
 2. Farrington, Rockets2.2 
 3. Dean, Shockers2.0 
 4. Williams, Rebels1.9 
 5. Sylvestre, Bahamas .1.5 
 6. Morley, Rockets1.4 
 7. Francis, Pros1.4 
 8. Culmer, Cleaners1.3 
 9. Munroe, Bahamas .1.1 
 10. Burrows, Pros1.0 


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

Rockets - Shockers 87-83

Rockets held off Shockers to force the decisive third game in the series. Rockets forced 25 Shockers turnovers. The best player for the winners was Henderson Curry who scored 22 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Corey Williams chipped in 13 points and 7 rebounds. Four Rockets players scored in double figures. Salathiel Dean produced 24 points and 9 rebounds and Lamont Armaly added 14 points, 8 assists and 4 steals respectively for the guests. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Rockets: H.Curry 22+7reb+6ast, T.Moxey 16+3reb+2ast, R.Morley 14+9reb, C.Williams 13+7reb+3ast, R.Saunders 8+5reb, P.Thompson 7+8reb+3ast
Shockers: S.Dean 24+9reb+1ast, F.Armbrister 16+4reb+3ast, L.Armaly 14+2reb+8ast, W.Rigby 7+15reb+1ast, V.Johnson 7+1reb, C.Wilmore 5+1reb
gschID: 539641


Bahamas Univ. - Cybots 92-84

Bahamas University overcame Cybots to even things up at 1-1. The Bahamas forced 36 Cybots turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. 31 personal fouls committed by Cybots helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Kemsy Sylvestre notched 30 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals to lead the effort and Justin Smith supported him with 19 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 7 steals. Four the Bahamas players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 24 points, 15 rebounds and 6 blocks by center Livingston Munnings did not help to save the game for Cybots. Lerecus Arbrister added 13 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists for the guests. Cybots' coach rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Bahamas Univ.: K.Sylvestre 30+8reb+5ast, J.Smith 19+7reb+5ast, J.Stubbs 14+2reb+1ast, R.Goodman 13+5reb, R.Dames 6+10reb+9ast, R.Sturrup 4+2reb
Cybots: L.Munnings 24+15reb, D.Duncombe 14+5reb+1ast, L.Arbrister 13+7reb+8ast, C.Pinder 8+7reb, D.Beadle 7+1reb+2ast, D.Seymour 6+1reb
gschID: 539640


Stingers - Regulators 97-102

Regulators rallied past Stingers on the road to complete the sweep of the series. Stingers were ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 61-55 second half run of Regulators. They also forced 26 Stingers turnovers. Stingers were plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. International power forward Eugene Bain (195-88, college: Bellevue) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 15 rebounds. Gameliel Rose contributed with 12 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Domnick Bridgewater replied with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 7 rebounds, 10 assists and 5 steals and Randy Williams added 21 points in the effort for Stingers. Four Regulators and five Stingers players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Regulators: E.Bain 34+15reb+2ast, D.McPhee 15+4reb+1ast, G.Rose 12+6reb+3ast, R.Baillou 12+6reb, S.Cruz 8+2reb, B.Bain 8+7reb+3ast
Stingers: R.Williams 21+4reb+3ast, D.Bridgewater 19+7reb+10ast, D.Ferguson 14+1reb+1ast, V.Stubbs 12+5reb+5ast, I.Curtis 11+10reb+1ast, R.Ingraham 9+2reb
gschID: 539638


Pirates - Giants 88-96

Giants advanced into the semifinal stage as they beat Pirates on the road. Pirates trailed by 17 points after 3 quarters before a 38-29 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 88-96 at the end of the game. Giants forced 20 Pirates turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The former international Michael Bain scored 20 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the former international point guard Jeffrey Henfield (193-85, college: Tarleton St.) chipped in 18 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. American Domonique Fernander (, college: Hobart) responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and point guard Kevin Wright (178, college: Bevill St.Sumiton JC) scored 16 points and 6 rebounds. Four Pirates players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Giants: M.Bain 20+7reb+6ast, J.Henfield 18+5reb, D.Taylor 10+7reb+6ast, K.Hinsey 9+3reb+1ast, K.Pratt 8+1reb+3ast, T.Cox 7+5reb+2ast
Pirates: D.Fernander 19+11reb+4ast, K.Wright 16+6reb+2ast, C.Cummings 14+3reb+3ast, K.Dean 13+2reb+4ast, T.Hudson 8+6reb+5ast, D.Johnson 7+7reb
gschID: 539639





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  BELARUS  

Stats Leaders - Premier League

Points Per Game
 Sergej VABISCHEVICH
  BSEU-Gr.
  (191-G-88)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Vabischevich, BSEU-Gr.21.1 
 2. Sugonyako, COR-Bori.18.8 
 3. Viaroukin, GO.18.6 
 4. Aladko, Vitebsk18.5 
 5. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.17.4 
 6. Shustov, Impuls B.17.4 
 7. Suvorov, Prine.17.0 
 8. Navoichyk, Prine.16.5 
 9. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.15.1 
 10. Stankevich, GOCOR-S.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dmitriy DMITRUK
  Brest
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Dmitruk, Brest12.1 
 2. Zahar, Impuls B.9.7 
 3. Liutych, Tsmoki II8.8 
 4. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.8.8 
 5. Vashkevich, Vitebsk8.5 
 6. Chumakov, Prine.8.4 
 7. Kopacev, GO.8.3 
 8. Ignatev, Impuls B.7.4 
 9. Malysh, COR-Bori.7.2 
 10. Ovsepyan, Vitebsk7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Maksim SHUSTOV
  Impuls B.
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Shustov, Impuls B.5.8 
 2. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.5.6 
 3. Kuzmin, Grodno-935.5 
 4. Stavrovskiy, Tsmoki I.5.0 
 5. Nazarov, BSEU-Gr.4.8 
 6. Vabischevich, BSEU-Gr.4.7 
 7. Korzh, Grodno-934.7 
 8. Aladko, Vitebsk4.5 
 9. Volodkin, Impuls B.4.4 
 10. Kharkevich, COR-Bori.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Tsimafei VIAROUKIN
  GO.
  (186-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Viaroukin, GO.2.4 
 2. Lebedev, BSEU-Gr.2.4 
 3. Shustov, Impuls B.2.3 
 4. Suvorov, Prine.2.3 
 5. Ovsepyan, Vitebsk2.2 
 6. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.2.0 
 7. Malkov, COR-Bori.2.0 
 8. Sazonau, BSEU-Gr.1.9 
 9. Stankevich, GOCOR-S.1.9 
 10. Svakel, Prinemanye1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Aleksandr KOPACEV
  GO.
  (203-F/C-95)
  Avg: 0
 1. Kopacev, GO.0.0 
 2. Adaskov, GO.0.0 
 3. Konovchuk, Brest0.0 
 4. Moroz, Brest0.0 
 5. Kisel, Brest0.0 
 6. Misevich, BSEU-Gr.0.0 
 7. Kirilyuk, Brest0.0 
 8. Miguro, Impuls B.0.0 
 9. Khoruziy, Prine.0.0 
 10. Matveev, Impuls B.0.0 


Premier League Round 33: COR-Borisfen defeat Tsmoki II in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

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

An interesting game for COR-Borisfen (25-2) which hosted in Mogilev 3rd placed Tsmoki II (18-11). Second ranked COR-Borisfen had an easy win 97-73. The game was mostly controlled by COR-Borisfen. Tsmoki II managed to win third quarter 19-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. COR-Borisfen shot 60.7 percent from the field. They also forced 20 Tsmoki II turnovers. It was a great shooting night for COR-Borisfen especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 61.1 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. It was a good game for Ukrainian center Maksym Kozlovets (205-90) who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 8 rebounds. Andrei Aheyenka (193-92) contributed with 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. point guard Andrey Stavrovskiy (185-97) answered with 14 points and 8 assists for Tsmoki II. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. COR-Borisfen have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain second place with 25-2 record behind leader Grodno-93. Tsmoki II lost third consecutive game. They keep the third position with 11 games lost. They share it with Vitebsk. COR-Borisfen are again looking forward to face Tsmoki II (#3) in Minsk in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Tsmoki II will have a break next round.
Bottom-ranked GOCOR-Sozh managed to get a fourth victory, breaking the series of ten consecutive losses. This time they won against seventh-ranked Prinemanye in Gomel 57-46. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Prinemanye. Point guard Tsimafei Viaroukin (186-93) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals for the winners and Aleksandr Kopacev chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds. GOCOR-Sozh's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was forward Dmitriy Chumakov (203-93) with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds. GOCOR-Sozh (4-25) moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Brest. Prinemanye at the other side keeps the seventh position with 20 games lost. GOCOR-Sozh will again play against higher ranked Prinemanye (#7) in Grodno in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Prinemanye will have a break next round.
Premier League top team - Grodno-93 (26-3) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they crushed fifth ranked Impuls BGUIR (14-13) 95-45. Pavel Karasevich nailed 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side. Evgeniy Pankratovic came up with 9 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for Impuls BGUIR in the defeat. 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. Grodno-93 maintains first place with 26-3 record. Impuls BGUIR lost their third game in a row. They keep the fifth position with 13 games lost. Grodno-93 will again meet at home Impuls BGUIR (#5) in the next round. Impuls BGUIR will have a break next round.
The game in Brest supposed to be also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Vitebsk (18-11) played at the court of 8th ranked Brest (4-25). Vitebsk smashed Brest 98-64. The best player for the winners was Marsel Ovsepyan who scored 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. The victory was the third consecutive win for Vitebsk. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Tsmoki II. Brest lost their ninth game in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the eighth position with 25 games lost. Vitebsk will have a break next round. Brest will play again at home against Vitebsk (#4) and hope to win that game.

Grodno-93 - Impuls BGUIR 95-45

Premier League top team - Grodno-93 (26-3) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they crushed fifth ranked Impuls BGUIR (14-13) 95-45. The game without a history. Grodno-93 led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Impuls BGUIR to just 7 points in third quarter. Grodno-93 held Impuls BGUIR to an opponent 23.0 percent shooting from the field compared to 53.6 percent accuracy of the winners. Grodno-93 forced 25 Impuls BGUIR turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Impuls BGUIR's players. Power forward Pavel Karasevich (201-89) nailed 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side and forward Andrei Navoichyk (200-91) accounted for 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Grodno-93 players scored in double figures. Guard Evgeniy Pankratovic (186-98) came up with 9 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and swingman Andrey Radishevskiy (191-98) added 11 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Impuls BGUIR in the defeat. 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. Grodno-93 maintains first place with 26-3 record. Impuls BGUIR lost their third game in a row. They keep the fifth position with 13 games lost. Grodno-93 will again meet at home Impuls BGUIR (#5) in the next round. Impuls BGUIR will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Impuls BGUIR: A.Radishevskiy 11+6reb, E.Pankratovic 9+6reb+4ast, M.Shustov 7+1reb+2ast, I.Kozhdan 6+7reb, N.Gerasimovich 6+2reb, D.Orobeyko 3+1reb+1ast
Grodno-93: Y.Mishukov 15+3reb+1ast, P.Karasevich 15+8reb+2ast, A.Navoichyk 14+6reb+4ast, D.Kuzmin 12+2reb+5ast, I.Kaliayev 12+4reb+2ast, G.Kruk 11+5reb+4ast
gschID: 530043


COR-Borisfen - Tsmoki II 97-73

An interesting game for COR-Borisfen (25-2) which hosted in Mogilev 3rd placed Tsmoki II (18-11). Second ranked COR-Borisfen had an easy win 97-73. The game was mostly controlled by COR-Borisfen. Tsmoki II managed to win third quarter 19-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. COR-Borisfen shot 60.7 percent from the field. They also forced 20 Tsmoki II turnovers. It was a great shooting night for COR-Borisfen especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 61.1 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. It was a good game for Ukrainian center Maksym Kozlovets (205-90) who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 8 rebounds. Andrei Aheyenka (193-92) contributed with 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Five COR-Borisfen players scored in double figures. Point guard Andrey Stavrovskiy (185-97) answered with 14 points and 8 assists and guard Anton Zaretski (188-98) added 17 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Tsmoki II. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. COR-Borisfen have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain second place with 25-2 record behind leader Grodno-93. Tsmoki II lost third consecutive game. They keep the third position with 11 games lost. They share it with Vitebsk. COR-Borisfen are again looking forward to face Tsmoki II (#3) in Minsk in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Tsmoki II will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Tsmoki II: A.Zaretski 17+6reb, A.Stavrovskiy 14+3reb+8ast, M.Liutych 11+4reb+1ast, V.Bliznyuk 8+4reb+2ast, M.Koratcov 6+7reb+4ast, T.Porolev 6+3reb
COR-Borisfen: M.Kozlovets 18+8reb+2ast, E.Ivanov 16+3reb+3ast, A.Aheyenka 15+5reb+3ast, V.Kamarunas 11+8ast, S.Tatur 10+3reb+6ast, A.Malkov 9+3reb+2ast
gschID: 530044


GOCOR-Sozh - Prinemanye 57-46

Bottom-ranked GOCOR-Sozh managed to get a fourth victory, breaking the series of ten consecutive losses. This time they won against seventh-ranked Prinemanye in Gomel 57-46. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Prinemanye. The hosts were ahead by 3 points but lost the second period ending it with a 3-point deficit before their 19-5 run, which allowed them to win the game. GOCOR-Sozh dominated on the defensive end, holding Prinemanye to just 5 points in fourth quarter. They also forced 20 Prinemanye turnovers and outrebounded them 45-33 including 31 on the defensive glass. Prinemanye was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Point guard Tsimafei Viaroukin (186-93) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals for the winners and power forward Aleksandr Kopacev (203-95) chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds. GOCOR-Sozh's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was forward Dmitriy Chumakov (203-93) with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds and power forward Aleksandr Vodeyko (203-97) scored 6 points and 8 rebounds. GOCOR-Sozh (4-25) moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Brest. Prinemanye at the other side keeps the seventh position with 20 games lost. GOCOR-Sozh will again play against higher ranked Prinemanye (#7) in Grodno in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Prinemanye will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Prinemanye: D.Chumakov 15+11reb, A.Navoichyk 8+3reb, P.Suvorov 7+5reb, A.Vodeyko 6+8reb+1ast, V.Svakel 6+4reb+2ast, M.Talkachou 4
GOCOR-Sozh: T.Viaroukin 15+12reb+4ast, A.Kopacev 15+8reb, E.Rybkin 10+5reb+3ast, A.Kovalev 9+11reb+2ast, A.Kharitonov 4+6reb+1ast, D.Adaskov 2+1reb
gschID: 530046


Brest - Vitebsk 64-98

The game in Brest supposed to be also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Vitebsk (18-11) played at the court of 8th ranked Brest (4-25). Vitebsk smashed Brest 98-64. The game was mostly controlled by Vitebsk. Brest was better in third quarter 22-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Vitebsk forced 24 Brest turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by Brest helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Russian center Marsel Ovsepyan (200-90) who scored 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Point guard Ivan Aladko (193-95) chipped in 20 points. Four Vitebsk players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Dmitriy Dmitruk (198-81) who recorded a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds and Kirill Vinokurov added 14 points and 6 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) respectively. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. The victory was the third consecutive win for Vitebsk. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Tsmoki II. Brest lost their ninth game in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the eighth position with 25 games lost. Vitebsk will have a break next round. Brest will play again at home against Vitebsk (#4) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Brest: K.Vinokurov 14+6reb+1ast, D.Dmitruk 13+13reb, K.Solyshko 12+1ast, S.Moshko 8+9reb+4ast, A.Shchurko 8+4reb+4ast, R.Matusevich 4+2reb
Vitebsk: I.Aladko 20+4reb+2ast, V.Ovsepyan 18+5reb+2ast, M.Ovsepyan 17+8reb+4ast, R.Pishcheyko 10+3reb, A.Kachan 9+1reb+1ast, S.Sapegin 9+2reb+2ast
gschID: 530045





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  BELGIUM  

D2 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Francois LHOEST
  Ninane
  (196-F/C-85)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Lhoest, Ninane20.8 
 2. Celis, Oxaco19.8 
 3. Moris, Royal Brussels18.9 
 4. Lambrecht, Gistel O.17.5 
 5. Van-Hoey, Oxaco17.0 
 6. Baptista, Gistel O.16.6 
 7. Wachowiak, Gembo B.16.5 
 8. Hilliman, Melsele16.4 
 9. Gorremans, Soba16.3 
 10. Guillemyn, Waregem15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Francois LHOEST
  Ninane
  (196-F/C-85)
  Avg: 13.9
 1. Lhoest, Ninane13.9 
 2. Dierickx, Ieper11.0 
 3. Hilliman, Melsele9.8 
 4. Lambrecht, Gistel O.9.3 
 5. Moris, Royal Brussels8.3 
 6. Celis, Oxaco7.3 
 7. Fall, Ieper7.3 
 8. Gorremans, Soba7.3 
 9. Vermeersch, Gembo B.7.3 
 10. De-Pooter, Gent H.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Sam HEMELEERS
  Gistel O.
  (180-G-95)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Hemeleers, Gistel O.4.7 
 2. Lhote, Gent Hawks4.5 
 3. Celis, Oxaco4.4 
 4. Goethaert, Gembo B.4.3 
 5. Mwendanga, Giants B.3.6 
 6. Kanda-K., Giants B3.3 
 7. Maesen, Houthalen3.3 
 8. Lhoest, Ninane3.3 
 9. De-Lepeleire, Wareg.2.9 
 10. Beaujean, Gembo B.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Rochdi BENZOUIEN
  Royal B.
  (184-PG-96)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Benzouien, Royal B.2.1 
 2. Goethaert, Gembo B.2.1 
 3. De-Lepeleire, Wareg.2.1 
 4. Celis, Oxaco1.5 
 5. Wachowiak, Gembo B.1.5 
 6. Van-Hoey, Oxaco1.5 
 7. Hall, Royal Brussels1.4 
 8. Lamot, Melsele1.4 
 9. Riahi, RPC A.1.4 
 10. Van-d., Ekeren1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Malick FALL
  Ieper
  (211-C-92)
  Avg: 1
 1. Fall, Ieper1.0 
 2. Hilliman, Melsele1.0 
 3. Vermeersch, Gembo B.0.9 
 4. De-Pooter, Gent H.0.7 
 5. Argeerts, Ekeren0.7 
 6. Samaey, Waregem0.7 
 7. Dierickx, Ieper0.6 
 8. Lambrecht, Gistel O.0.6 
 9. Rogiers, Giants B0.6 
 10. Van-d., Gent Hawks0.6 



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  BELIZE  


Belizean NEBL All-Star Game 2017 Rosters - by Igor Obradovic

Imports All-Star Team

George Williams
Williams

Tahj Wells
Wells

Leroy Louriano
Louriano

James Ewing
Ewing

Kenny Brown
Brown


George Williams (198-G-90) of San Pedro Tiger Sharks
Rassi Jenkins of San Pedro Tiger Sharks
Dillmore Conorquie of Dangriga Warriors
Tahj Wells (208-C-89) of Dangriga Warriors
Leroy Louriano (173-PG-91) of Smart Belize Hurricanes
James Ewing (198-F-90) of Orange Walk Running Rebels
Kenny Brown (203-F) of Belize City No Limit
Richard Smith (201-C/F-89) of Belmopan Bandits
Richard Troyer (196-SF-84) of Cayo Western Ballaz

Domestic All-Star Team

Raul Roches
Roches

Kurt Burgess
Burgess

Ashton Edwards
Edwards

Farron Louriano
Louriano

Edgar Mitchell
Mitchell


Raul Roches (F/C-91) of San Pedro Tigersharks
Kurt Burgess (196-F-82) of San Pedro Tigersharks
Ashton Edwards (SG-89) of San Pedro Tigersharks
Farron Louriano (198-C/F-89) of Belmopan Red Bandits
Edgar Mitchell (G/F) of Belmopan Red Bandits
Gregory Rudon (181-G) of Belmopan Bandits
Brandon Flowers (196-F-95) of Cayo Western Ballaz
Darwin Leslie (191-SF-81) of Cayo Western Ballaz
Daniel Nolberto (PG) of Cayo Western Ballaz
Winston Pratt (186-PG-90) of Smart Belize Hurricanes
Brian White (196-PF-95) of Smart Belize Hurricanes
Akeem Watters (186-F-95) of Smart Belize Hurricanes
Andrew Ortiz (PF) of Smart Belize Hurricanes
Roger Reneau (SF) of Orange Walk Running Rebels
Randy Usher (PG) of Orange Walk Running Rebels
Marcus Lewis of Belize City No Limit
Lincey Lopez (95) of Belize City No Limit
Akeem Trapp of Dangriga Dream Ballers
Quinton Bowen of Dangriga Dream Ballers



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  BRAZIL  


Liga Ouro Round 2: Contagem hands first defeat to Botafogo F.R. - by Eurobasket News

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in Liga Ouro. There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Botafogo F.R. (3-1) on the court of Contagem on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by Contagem 82-78. Contagem forced 24 Botafogo F.R. turnovers. Strangely Botafogo F.R. outrebounded Contagem 45-31 including 33 on the defensive glass. 24 personal fouls committed by Botafogo F.R. helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was forward Fernando Alvim (201-80) who had a double-double by scoring 30 points and 13 rebounds. Rodrigo Maistro (200-87) chipped in 23 points and 5 steals. American point guard Jamaal Smith (175-85, college: N.Mexico) produced 22 points and 9 assists (was perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line !!!) for the guests. Botafogo F.R.'s coach Marcio Andrade tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Contagem is looking forward to face Santos/Macapa (#4) in the next round. Botafogo F.R. will play against Blumenau and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Important game to mention about took place in Brusque. Santos/Macapa (2-3) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging Brusque (0-4) 69-67 on Thursday evening. Ulisses Lima (198-85) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points. Ricardo de-Azevedo contributed with 11 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Swingman Durval Prado (200-92) replied with 9 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists for Brusque. Brusque's coach Alexandre da Rocha let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Santos/Macapa will play against Contagem in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Brusque will play against Joinville (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a home loss of Joinville (1-1) against Santos/Macapa (2-3) on Tuesday night. Host Joinville was defeated by Santos/Macapa in a tough game in Joinville 71-75. Adriano Machado scored 21 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Lucas Vezaro responded with 35 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Joinville's coach George Salles tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Santos/Macapa will meet at home Contagem in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Joinville will play against Brusque and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game was played in Contagem. Botafogo F.R. faced Contagem. Guests from Rio de Janeiro (3-1) defeated host Contagem (3-1) 74-64. Jamaal Smith notched 13 points and 5 assists to lead the effort. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Botafogo F.R.'s next round opponent will be Blumenau (#3), which may be the game of the day. Contagem will play against Santos/Macapa and hope to win that game.
The game in was also quite interesting. Blumenau (2-1) played at the court of Brusque (0-4). Blumenau managed to secure a 7-point victory 73-66 on Tuesday. The best player for the winners was Bruno Lazzaris who had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. Brusque's coach Alexandre da Rocha gave the chance to play for ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Blumenau will face Botafogo F.R. in Rio de Janeiro in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Brusque will play on the road against Joinville (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 2 Santos/Macapa was defeated by Blumenau in a road game 72-65.

Contagem - Botafogo F.R. 82-78

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Botafogo F.R. (3-1) on the court of Contagem on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by Contagem 82-78. Contagem forced 24 Botafogo F.R. turnovers. Strangely Botafogo F.R. outrebounded Contagem 45-31 including 33 on the defensive glass. 24 personal fouls committed by Botafogo F.R. helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was forward Fernando Alvim (201-80) who had a double-double by scoring 30 points and 13 rebounds. Rodrigo Maistro (200-87) chipped in 23 points and 5 steals. American point guard Jamaal Smith (175-85, college: N.Mexico) produced 22 points and 9 assists (was perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line !!!) and power forward Abner Moreira (206-89, college: Idaho St.) added 11 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Botafogo F.R.'s coach Marcio Andrade tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Contagem is looking forward to face Santos/Macapa (#4) in the next round. Botafogo F.R. will play against Blumenau and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Contagem: F.Alvim 30+13reb+2ast, R.Maistro 23+4reb+2ast, V.De Gusmao 8+2reb+5ast, G.Thawan 8+3reb+1ast, T.Perez 7+3reb+6ast, J.Dos Santos 6+5reb+1ast
Botafogo F.R.: J.Smith 22+4reb+9ast, A.Filho 17+3reb+1ast, A.Moreira 11+15reb+4ast, R.da Silva 8+2reb, D.Correa 4+1reb, W.Russell 4+5reb+3ast
gschID: 538602


Brusque - Santos/Macapa 67-69

Important game to mention about took place in Brusque. Santos/Macapa (2-3) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging Brusque (0-4) 69-67 on Thursday evening. Ulisses Lima (198-85) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points. Forward Ricardo de-Azevedo (201-83) contributed with 11 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Swingman Durval Prado (200-92) replied with 9 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists and center Rodrigo Silva (207-87) added 16 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Brusque. Brusque's coach Alexandre da Rocha let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Santos/Macapa will play against Contagem in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Brusque will play against Joinville (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Santos/Macapa: U.Lima 23+2reb+3ast, R.de Azevedo 11+6reb+1ast, Z.Souza 10+5reb+1ast, L.Nepomuceno 8+6reb+3ast, A.Machado 8+7reb+1ast, L.Fernando Lima 6+6reb+5ast
Brusque: F.Henrique 18+4reb+2ast, R.Silva 16+7reb+1ast, G.Machado 11+1reb+1ast, D.Prado 9+14reb+6ast, K.Santos 7+6reb+6ast, D.Tavares 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 538601


Contagem - Botafogo F.R. 64-74

An exciting game was played in Contagem. Botafogo F.R. faced Contagem. Guests from Rio de Janeiro (3-1) defeated host Contagem (3-1) 74-64. Botafogo F.R. players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. American point guard Jamaal Smith (175-85, college: N.Mexico) notched 13 points and 5 assists to lead the effort and center Feliciano Perez (210-90) supported him with 9 points and 6 rebounds. Even 18 points by Rodrigo Maistro (200-87) did not help to save the game for Contagem. Point guard Eric Romualdo (185-83) added 13 points for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Botafogo F.R.'s next round opponent will be Blumenau (#3), which may be the game of the day. Contagem will play against Santos/Macapa and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Botafogo F.R.: A.Filho 13+2reb+2ast, J.Smith 13+1reb+5ast, R.da Silva 11+1reb+1ast, F.Perez 9+6reb+2ast, R.Bahia Bispo 8+3reb+4ast, A.Moreira 6+6reb+1ast
Contagem: R.Maistro 18+2reb+2ast, E.Romualdo 13+4reb+3ast, T.Perez 9+4reb+3ast, F.Alvim 7+3reb+1ast, V.De Gusmao 6+2reb+3ast, J.Dos Santos 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 538600


Brusque - Blumenau 66-73

The game in was also quite interesting. Blumenau (2-1) played at the court of Brusque (0-4). Blumenau managed to secure a 7-point victory 73-66 on Tuesday. Brusque was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was forward Bruno Lazzaris (202-90) who had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Gabriel De-Oliveira (202-93) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds. Four Blumenau players scored in double figures. Forward Fernando Henrique (201-84) produced 12 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and Willian da-Silva (200-81) added 17 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Brusque's coach Alexandre da Rocha gave the chance to play for ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Blumenau will face Botafogo F.R. in Rio de Janeiro in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Brusque will play on the road against Joinville (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Blumenau: L.Henrique Moreira 17+4reb+2ast, G.De Oliveira 16+6reb+1ast, B.Lazzaris 13+11reb+1ast, D.Silva 11+8reb+2ast, L.Semmke 9+2reb+3ast, A.Portilho 6+3reb+3ast
Brusque: W.da Silva 17+5reb, F.Henrique 12+7reb+4ast, D.Prado 9+6reb+2ast, G.Machado 7+2reb+3ast, A.Tiago 5+4reb, D.Tavares 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 538599


Joinville - Santos/Macapa 71-75

Very important is a home loss of Joinville (1-1) against Santos/Macapa (2-3) on Tuesday night. Host Joinville was defeated by Santos/Macapa in a tough game in Joinville 71-75. Center Adriano Machado (208-83) scored 21 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Luiz Nepomuceno (193-95) chipped in 20 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Guard Lucas Vezaro (188-96) responded with 35 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international Andre Pereira (206-79) scored 11 points and 5 rebounds. Joinville's coach George Salles tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Santos/Macapa will meet at home Contagem in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Joinville will play against Brusque and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Santos/Macapa: A.Machado 21+5reb, L.Nepomuceno 20+5reb+1ast, U.Lima 13+9reb+2ast, R.de Azevedo 8+6reb, Z.Souza 5+4reb, J.Barbosa 4+1reb+2ast
Joinville: L.Vezaro 35+6reb+4ast, A.Pereira 11+5reb, W.Weihermann 6+1reb+1ast, M.Dias 5+1reb+3ast, H.Medeiros 5+4reb, J.Burger 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 538598


Blumenau - Santos/Macapa 72-65

The game between closely ranked teams ended with Santos/Macapa's (2-3) road loss to Blumenau (2-1) 65-72 on Sunday. Blumenau dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Santos/Macapa's 22. Blumenau forced 25 Santos/Macapa turnovers. The best player for the winners was Luiz Semmke (197-92) who scored 16 points and 6 assists. Forward Bruno Lazzaris (202-90) chipped in 17 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Ricardo de-Azevedo (201-83) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds and center Adriano Machado (208-83) added 10 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Santos/Macapa's coach Abdala Neto gave the chance to play for ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Blumenau will face Botafogo F.R. in Rio de Janeiro in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Santos/Macapa will play against Contagem and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Blumenau: B.Lazzaris 17+7reb+1ast, L.Semmke 16+4reb+6ast, L.Henrique Moreira 11+1ast, R.Vieira 10+2reb, G.De Oliveira 9+6reb+2ast, D.Silva 5+10reb+1ast
Santos/Macapa: R.de Azevedo 20+13reb+2ast, U.Lima 11+2reb+2ast, A.Machado 10+6reb+2ast, J.Barbosa 8, L.Fernando Lima 6+6reb+4ast, L.Nepomuceno 6+5reb+3ast
gschID: 538597





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  CHINA  


Azad tabs Dominique Jones, ex Qingdao E. - by Eurobasket News

Azad University Tehran (Superleague) inked 29-year old American guard Dominique Jones (193-98kg-88, college: S.Florida). He started the season at Qingdao Eagles in Chinese CBA league. In 38 games he averaged impressive 30.5ppg, 8.3rpg, 6.2apg and 1.6spg this season. The last season Jones played at Brave Dragons (also in CBA) where in 18 games he had very remarkable stats: 32.8ppg, 8.6rpg, 7.4apg (top 3) and 3.0spg (in top 3).
In 2010 he was drafted by Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) in first round (25th overall). The former University of South Florida staris in his seventh season in pro basketball.
His team made it to the Puerto Rican Manuel Zeno Gandia Cup final in 2015.
Jones is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to four different countries on three different continents (Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Jones has played previously professionally in NBA (Dallas Mavericks), China (Flying Leopards and Jilin Tigers), Puerto Rico (Manati) and D-League (Texas Legends and Springfield A.).
His game is described as: (by Aran Smith for NBADraft.net in 2010)
Powerfully built combo guard with a polished offensive game ... An instant offense type of player who is capable of big scoring outbursts ... Has developed into a mature, polished guard with a good grasp of the game ... Strong leader who has gained a lot of confidence in his game and plays with a swagger. ot an overwhelmingly explosive athlete, but has the hops and strength to finish at the rim ... His lack of size lends to questions about his ability to create shots against longer and more athletic defenders
.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CROATIA  

Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Luka BOZIC
  KK Zagreb
  (199-PG-96)
  Avg: 22.7
 1. Bozic, KK Zagreb22.7 
 2. Johnson, Alkar Sinj22.3 
 3. Smajlagic, Zabok21.2 
 4. Marcinkovic, KK Za.19.0 
 5. Novacic, Jolly JBS18.3 
 6. Ivanov, GKK Sibenik17.1 
 7. Veljacic, Kvarner .17.0 
 8. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek16.8 
 9. Vucic, Alkar Sinj16.0 
 10. Konjevic, Skrljevo15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ivan NOVACIC
  Jolly JBS
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Novacic, Jolly JBS7.4 
 2. Robinson, Vrij.Osijek7.4 
 3. Halilovic, GKK S.7.1 
 4. Bozic, KK Zagreb7.0 
 5. Mazalin, Zadar6.6 
 6. Smajlagic, Zabok6.6 
 7. Marcinkovic, KK Za.6.5 
 8. Rajic, H.Analitica6.0 
 9. Vucic, Alkar Sinj5.8 
 10. Arapovic, Cedevita5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj8.1 
 2. Reynolds, Cibona8.0 
 3. Bozic, KK Zagreb6.4 
 4. Scott, Jolly JBS6.4 
 5. Veljacic, Kvarner .5.5 
 6. Filipovic, KK Split5.4 
 7. Kapusta, Zabok5.1 
 8. Palcic, Skrljevo4.8 
 9. Vrbica, Gorica4.8 
 10. Raic, H.Analitica4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj2.9 
 2. Babic, Zabok2.3 
 3. Veljacic, Kvarner .2.3 
 4. Stemberger, Skrlj.2.0 
 5. Sirko, KK Split2.0 
 6. Mazalin, Zadar1.9 
 7. Katic, Cedevita1.9 
 8. Marcinkovic, KK Za.1.8 
 9. Brzoja, Zadar1.7 
 10. James, Cedevita1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Miralem HALILOVIC
  GKK S.
  (205-F-91)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Halilovic, GKK S.1.4 
 2. Turkyilmaz, GKK S.1.4 
 3. Bundovic, Cedevita1.1 
 4. Krolo, Zabok1.1 
 5. Vukovic, Vrij.Osijek1.0 
 6. Vlaic, KK Zagreb0.7 
 7. Vitali, KK Zagreb0.7 
 8. Zrnic, Zabok0.7 
 9. Vucic, Kvarner 20100.7 
 10. McDonald, Gorica0.6 


Hoops tab Zvonko Buljan - by Eurobasket News

Hoops Club (Pepsi LBL) inked 30-year old Croatian center Zvonko Buljan (206-87, college: TCU). He played recently at Shahrdary Kashan in Iranian Superleague. In 12 games he recorded very impressive stats: 22.5ppg, 10.1rpg, 2.0apg and 1.3spg this season. Buljan also played earlier that season for Atletico Aguada in Uruguayan LUB where in two Superleague games he averaged 11.5ppg, 6.5rpg, 2.5apg and 1.0spg.
He won Slovenian League championship title in 2014.
Buljan was a member of Croatian U18 National Team back in 2005.
He is a very experienced player. Buljan has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to eleven different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Buljan has played previously professionally also in Cyprus (Keravnos), France (Le Portel), Germany (Telekom Baskets), Greece (PAOK Thessaloniki and Kolossos H Hotels), Hungary (Kormend), Italy, Turkey, Croatia (KK Split), Slovenia (Krka) and FYR Macedonia (Feni Industries).
He attended Texas Christian University until 2010 and it is his seventh season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Adriatic League: Cedevita take Game 1 against Partizan - by Eurobasket News

Cedevita - Partizan 83:76

Cedevita clinched victory in the first game of the semifinal series versus Partizan. John Shurna (204-F-90, college: Northwestern) accounted for 15 points to pace the Croatian side.
Cedevita dominated throughout the first half. The hosts jumped to a 25:17 lead ten minutes into the game. They extended the margin in the second period. Cedevita secured a 54:35 halftime advantage. Partizan woke up in the second half. The Serbian side pulled within 11 points at the final intermission. Wiliam Hatcher (188-PG-84, college: Miami, OH) put the visitors as close as 5 points late in regulation. But Cedevita hold their nerve and rallied to an important victory at the end. Miro Bilan (213-C-89, agency: BeoBasket) accounted for 13 points, while Ryan Boatright (183-PG-92, college: Connecticut) and Toni Katic (188-PG-92, agency: XL Basketball Agency) produced 11 points each for the winners. Wiliam Hatcher responded with 18 points and 7 assists for Partizan. Novica Velickovic (205-F-86, agency: BeoBasket) tossed in 14 points in the loss.

Cedevita: John Shurna 15, Miro Bilan 13, Ryan Boatright 11, Toni Katic 11
Partizan: Wiliam Hatcher 18, Novica Velickovic 14



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  CYPRUS  

Div.A stats leaders

Points Per Game
 Baden JAXEN
  Etha
  (190-G-90)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Jaxen, Etha21.2 
 2. Esho, Etha18.8 
 3. Franklin, Apollon18.4 
 4. Abukar, Keravnos15.7 
 5. Brezec, AEK15.2 
 6. Marshall, Apollon15.1 
 7. Ray, Enosis15.0 
 8. Bussey, Apoel15.0 
 9. Blakes, Enosis14.3 
 10. Burnatowski, Apoel14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maxie ESHO
  Etha
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Esho, Etha8.4 
 2. Raines, Apollon8.4 
 3. Thomas, Enosis8.3 
 4. Mobley, Apoel7.6 
 5. Parks, Keravnos7.4 
 6. Dasic, AEK6.9 
 7. Brezec, AEK6.7 
 8. Blakes, Enosis6.2 
 9. Barnes, Etha6.1 
 10. Wright, Apoel6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Kenny BARKER
  Keravnos
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Barker, Keravnos5.8 
 2. Thomas, AEK5.2 
 3. Washington, Enosis4.7 
 4. Bussey, Apoel4.3 
 5. Ross, Keravnos4.2 
 6. Jaxen, Etha4.1 
 7. Koronides, Apollon4.0 
 8. Brown, Apoel3.3 
 9. Jones, Apollon3.2 
 10. Colimon, Etha3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Vladimir DASIC
  AEK
  (207-PF-88)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Dasic, AEK2.2 
 2. Ross, Keravnos2.2 
 3. Washington, Enosis1.8 
 4. Barker, Keravnos1.7 
 5. Pittakas, Apollon1.7 
 6. Franklin, Apollon1.7 
 7. Thomas, AEK1.7 
 8. Blakes, Enosis1.5 
 9. Jaxen, Etha1.4 
 10. Marshall, Apollon1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Kevin THOMAS
  Enosis
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Thomas, Enosis1.1 
 2. Mobley, Apoel1.1 
 3. Marshall, Apollon1.0 
 4. Suleiman, Apollon1.0 
 5. N''Doye, Apollon1.0 
 6. Raines, Apollon0.9 
 7. Panayiotou, Etha0.7 
 8. Ortiz, Etha0.6 
 9. Esho, Etha0.6 
 10. Parks, Keravnos0.6 



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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. Burnett, BK Pardu.18.2 
 3. Bohacik, USK Praha18.1 
 4. Brooks, J.Hradec17.0 
 5. Ware, MMCITE B.16.9 
 6. Lipkins, J.Hradec16.2 
 7. Painter, NH Ostrava15.0 
 8. Bakic, BK Kolin14.9 
 9. Pecka, Usti n.14.8 
 10. Jacobs, Prostejov14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Deshawn PAINTER
  MMCITE B.
  (205-C-90)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Painter, MMCITE B.11.2 
 2. Kerr, BK Kolin9.7 
 3. Pecka, Usti n.9.1 
 4. Norwa, Prostejov7.3 
 5. Mickelson, Svitavy7.1 
 6. Ware, MMCITE B.7.0 
 7. Bohacik, USK Praha6.7 
 8. Simpson, MMCITE B.6.7 
 9. Fitzpatrick, Prost.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Roman MARKO
  Prostejov
  (194-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Marko, Prostejov7.6 
 2. Bannister, Svitavy6.5 
 3. Sirina, BK Opava6.0 
 4. Lawrence, CEZ N.5.3 
 5. Simmons, Prostejov5.2 
 6. Kouril, BK Opava5.0 
 7. Glover, Usti n.4.8 
 8. Ware, MMCITE B.4.4 
 9. Sotnar, Usti n.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin WARE
  MMCITE B.
  (188-G-93)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Ware, MMCITE B.2.6 
 2. Sirina, BK Opava2.3 
 3. Sant-Roos, CEZ N.2.2 
 4. Glover, Usti n.2.1 
 5. Canada, NH Ostrava2.1 
 6. Lipkins, J.Hradec2.0 
 7. Marko, Prostejov1.8 
 8. Slezak, Svitavy1.7 
 9. Pulpan, BK Pardu.1.7 
 10. Burnett, BK Pardu.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Ryan CANTY
  J.Hradec
  (206-C-)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Canty, J.Hradec1.6 
 2. Mickelson, Svitavy1.5 
 3. Simpson, MMCITE B.1.5 
 4. Ibekwe, CEZ N.1.4 
 5. Madsen, USK Praha1.4 
 6. Simpson, CEZ N.1.1 
 7. Jelinek, Svitavy1.0 
 8. Dyck, Prostejov0.9 
 9. Sevlie, NH Ostrava0.8 
 10. Ware, MMCITE B.0.8 


1Liga Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Petr SLECHTA
  Sokol Pisek
  (192-G/F-95)
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Slechta, Sokol Pisek24.7 
 2. Svoboda, Nymburk B24.1 
 3. Peterka, Nymburk B23.5 
 4. Potocek, Pardubice22.6 
 5. Novak, Olomouc SK21.8 
 6. Fait, Sokol Pisek20.3 
 7. Honomichl, Loko Plzen19.0 
 8. Skranc, Pardubice19.0 
 9. Sebela, Sokol S.18.9 
 10. Streba, USK P.18.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martin PETERKA
  Nymburk B
  (205-C-95)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Peterka, Nymburk B12.1 
 2. Novak, Olomouc SK10.6 
 3. Kolonicny, Havirov10.1 
 4. Klimes, Slavoj Litom.9.4 
 5. Kvapil, Opava B9.3 
 6. Bubak, Vysocina9.1 
 7. Voslajer, Zlin9.0 
 8. Pelikan, Novy Jicin8.9 
 9. Streba, USK P.8.7 
 10. Bujnoch, Opava B8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jan SOTNAR
  Slavoj L.
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Sotnar, Slavoj L.8.2 
 2. Pulpan, Pardubice5.8 
 3. Jakubu, Novy Jicin5.0 
 4. Straznicky, Vysoc.4.7 
 5. Sehnal, USK P.4.7 
 6. Pumprla, Zlin4.7 
 7. Petric, Pardubice4.7 
 8. Dragoun, Opava B4.3 
 9. Kotasek, Nymburk B4.3 
 10. Honomichl, Loko Plzen4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Jiri DEDEK
  Olomouc .
  (190-SG-95)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Dedek, Olomouc .3.8 
 2. Pulpan, Pardubice3.3 
 3. Potocek, Pardubice2.5 
 4. Kozina, Zlin2.4 
 5. Nehoda, Zlin2.2 
 6. Rotrekl, Sokol S.2.2 
 7. Pumprla, Zlin2.1 
 8. Svoboda, Nymburk B2.0 
 9. Choleva, Olomouc Bbal2.0 
 10. Branda, Opava B1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Pavel ENGLICKY
  Sokol Pisek
  (210-F/C-83)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Englicky, Sokol Pisek2.3 
 2. Blumbergs, GBA S.1.8 
 3. Skranc, Pardubice1.6 
 4. Kolonicny, Havirov1.6 
 5. Szabo, Prostejov B1.2 
 6. Kvapil, Opava B1.1 
 7. Kozak, GBA Sparta1.1 
 8. Goga, Prostejov B1.0 
 9. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.0 
 10. Soska, Novy Jicin0.9 



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  DENMARK  


Onwenu's 29 points and 7 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

23-year old forward Patrick Onwenu (198-F-93) had a very impressive game in the last round for Naestved and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 30.
He had the game-high 29 points adding seven rebounds for Naestved in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Randers (#7, 10-18) 90-86. Naestved is placed at 4th position in Danish league. Naestved 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 13-15 record. In the team's last game Onwenu had a remarkable 56.3% from 2-point range. He turned to be Naestved's top player in his first season with the team. Patrick Onwenu averages this season 14.4ppg.

Second best performed player last round was Vedran Borovcanin (200-G/F-85) of league's second-best Horsens IC. He is Bosnia and Herzegovina swingman in his 4th season at Horsens IC. In the last game Borovcanin recorded impressive 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course he led Horsens IC to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked SISU (#6, 12-16) 98-61. Horsens IC's second position in the standings has not changed. His team lost just five games this season, while they won 23 matches. Borovcanin is one of the most experienced players at Horsens IC and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Charles Burgess (186-PG-84) of Randers (#7). Burgess scored 24 points and grabbed ten rebounds. Despite Burgess' great performance Randers lost 86-90 to the higher-ranked Naestved (#4, 13-15). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Randers not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 18 games, recording just ten victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Burgess could try to bring Randers' a little bit higher in the standings. Burgess has individually a great season in Denmark. After 22 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.8ppg (3rd best) and assists with 5.6apg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Andreas Meilby (198-F-92) of Horsholm - 26 points and 5 rebounds
5. Derrick Wilson (185-PG-92) of SISU - 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Thomas Laerke (195-G/F-91) of Bakken - 20 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Bonell Colas (207-F/C-82) of Randers - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Will Artino (211-C/F-92) of Horsens IC - 17 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Moritz Lanegger (190-PG-90) of Naestved - 14 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Mike Gesell (188-G-93) of Bakken - 13 points, 3 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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  D-LEAGUE  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Manny HARRIS
  Texas L.
  (196-F/G-89)
  Avg: 26
 1. Harris, Texas L.26.0 
 2. Cook, Canton C.26.0 
 3. Blue, Los A.24.9 
 4. Jackson, Texas L.24.6 
 5. Patterson, Reno B.24.0 
 6. Crawford, Grand R.23.5 
 7. Murphy, Grand R.22.7 
 8. Holland, Canton C.22.1 
 9. Jones, Maine RC21.7 
 10. Nader, Maine RC21.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joel BOLOMBOY
  Salt L.
  (206-F-94)
  Avg: 13.2
 1. Bolomboy, Salt L.13.2 
 2. Moreland, Canton C.11.8 
 3. Long, Delaware.11.2 
 4. Benson, Sioux F.10.6 
 5. Onuaku, Rio G.10.4 
 6. Wood, Greensbo.10.0 
 7. McKinnie, Windy C.9.4 
 8. Webb-III, Delaware.9.3 
 9. Tobey, Greensbo.9.0 
 10. Zimmerman, Erie B.8.9 
Assists Per Game
 Josh MAGETTE
  Los A.
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Magette, Los A.9.2 
 2. Stone, Ft.Wayne MA8.9 
 3. McGrath, Long I.8.9 
 4. Pressey, Santa C.8.1 
 5. Marshall, Reno B.8.0 
 6. VanVleet, Raptors .7.5 
 7. Jackson, Texas L.7.5 
 8. Weber, Sioux F.7.3 
 9. McCallum, Grand R.7.2 
 10. Cook, Canton C.6.7 
Steals Per Game
 Briante WEBER
  Sioux F.
  (188-PG-92)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Weber, Sioux F.3.3 
 2. Tokoto, Rio G.2.5 
 3. McCallum, Grand R.2.3 
 4. Caruso, Oklahoma.2.2 
 5. Pressey, Santa C.2.1 
 6. Payton-II, Rio G.2.1 
 7. Harris, Texas L.2.0 
 8. Patterson, Reno B.2.0 
 9. Smith, Delaware.2.0 
 10. Fells, Westches.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Stephane LASME
  Texas L.
  (203-C-82)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Lasme, Texas L.4.1 
 2. Diallo, Greensboro S.2.9 
 3. Moreland, Canton C.2.6 
 4. Papagiannis, Reno B.2.6 
 5. Wood, Greensbo.2.6 
 6. Tavares, Raptors .2.5 
 7. Benson, Sioux F.2.4 
 8. Obekpa, Santa C.2.4 
 9. Davis, N.Arizona S.2.1 
 10. Hammons, Texas L.2.0 



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Liga MB Round 15: Top-ranked Santa Tecla wins another game - by Eurobasket News

Liga MB top team - Santa Tecla (9-0) had no problems winning another game on Wednesday. This time they crushed fifteenth ranked Giants (0-9) in San Salvador 89-69. They outrebounded Giants 52-36 including a 34-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Santa Tecla looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was a good game for center Carlos Arias (200-89) who led his team to a victory with 8 points and 15 rebounds. Naturalized American point guard Robert Martinez (185-91, college: Our Lady Lake) contributed with 13 points and 9 assists for the winners. American guard Macari Brooks (190-92, college: Pikeville) answered with 25 points and 6 rebounds for Giants. Undefeated Santa Tecla have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. They maintain first place with 9-0 record. Giants at the other side still closes the standings with nine games lost. Santa Tecla are looking forward to face Santa Ana (#13) on the road in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Giants will have a break next round.
Bottom-ranked Giants is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their ninth consecutive match to sixth ranked Sonsonate (6-4) 89-77. Newly promoted Sonsonate maintains sixth place with 6-4 record. Giants at the other side still closes the standings with nine games lost. Sonsonate will play against El Rapido (#10) in La Union in the next round. Giants will have a break next round.
Fourteenth-ranked Arcense (1-9) was very close to win a game against seventh ranked Canarios (5-4) in Ahuachapan on Thursday. Canarios managed to secure only two-point victory 83-81. However their fans expected much easier game. It was an exceptional evening for Wali Hepburn who led the winners with a triple-double by scoring 27 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists and 7 steals. Teodoro Romero came up with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 19 rebounds for Arcense in the defeat. Canarios maintains seventh place with 5-4 record. Arcense lost their third game in a row. They keep the fourteenth position with nine games lost. Canarios will meet Denver-FAS (#9) in the next round. Arcense will have a break next round.
The game between 13th ranked Santa Ana (2-7) and fourth ranked Halcones (7-3) in Santa Ana ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Sonzacate outscored Santa Ana 104-79. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Halcones. They maintain fourth place with 7-3 record. Santa Ana lost their third game in a row. They keep the thirteenth position with seven games lost. Halcones' next round opponent will be Cojute (#8) in Cojutepeque. Santa Ana will play at home against the league's leader Santa Tecla (#1) and hope to win that game.

In the last two games of round 15 San Miguel was beaten by El Rapido on the road 81-66. Arcense lost to Brujos Izalco on its own court 72-77.
The most impressive performance of 15th round was 22 points and 19 rebounds by Garland McArthur of Brujos Izalco.

Santa Ana - Halcones 79-104

The game between 13th ranked Santa Ana (2-7) and fourth ranked Halcones (7-3) in Santa Ana ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Sonzacate outscored Santa Ana 104-79. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Halcones. They maintain fourth place with 7-3 record. Santa Ana lost their third game in a row. They keep the thirteenth position with seven games lost. Halcones' next round opponent will be Cojute (#8) in Cojutepeque. Santa Ana will play at home against the league's leader Santa Tecla (#1) and hope to win that game.
gschID: 537005


Sonsonate - Giants 89-77

Bottom-ranked Giants is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their ninth consecutive match to sixth ranked Sonsonate (6-4) 89-77. Newly promoted Sonsonate maintains sixth place with 6-4 record. Giants at the other side still closes the standings with nine games lost. Sonsonate will play against El Rapido (#10) in La Union in the next round. Giants will have a break next round.
gschID: 537004


Canarios - Arcense 83-81

Fourteenth-ranked Arcense (1-9) was very close to win a game against seventh ranked Canarios (5-4) in Ahuachapan on Thursday. Canarios managed to secure only two-point victory 83-81. However their fans expected much easier game. Canarios forced 24 Arcense turnovers. Strangely Arcense outrebounded Canarios 66-42 including a 25-13 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was an exceptional evening for American guard Wali Hepburn (193-89, college: Lock Haven) who led the winners with a triple-double by scoring 27 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists and 7 steals. His fellow American import point guard David Lawson (185-89, college: Reinhardt) accounted for 31 points for the winning side. Lawson is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Teodoro Romero came up with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 19 rebounds and Cuban Yordany Jaca (195-83) added 20 points and 23 rebounds respectively for Arcense in the defeat. Canarios maintains seventh place with 5-4 record. Arcense lost their third game in a row. They keep the fourteenth position with nine games lost. Canarios will meet Denver-FAS (#9) in the next round. Arcense will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Arcense: T.Romero 28+19reb+2ast, D.Lawhorn 21+9reb+9ast, Y.Jaca 20+23reb+1ast, C.Torres 8+5reb+3ast, J.Yanme 2+5reb+2ast, R.Cardona 2+5reb
Canarios: D.Lawson 31+4reb+3ast, W.Hepburn 27+12reb+11ast, R.Brown 8+15reb+3ast, W.Quijano 7+3reb, I.Sandoval 6+4reb+2ast, C.Vanegas 2
gschID: 537001


El Rapido - San Miguel 81-66

There was a small surprise when twelfth ranked El Rapido (3-5) beat 10th ranked San Miguel (3-6) in La Union 81-66. El Rapido dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to San Miguel's 26. They brought some defensive toughness making 9 blocks. 28 personal fouls committed by San Miguel helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American forward Eddie Ishman (196-86, college: Miles) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 15 rebounds. Panamanian Daniel King (203-87, college: Texas Southern) chipped in a double-double by scoring 20 points and 15 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Jordan Johnson (183-92, college: Tenn Tech) who recorded a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds and Josue Cruz added 8 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. El Rapido moved-up to tenth place. San Miguel at the other side dropped to the eleventh position with six games lost. El Rapido's next round opponent will be higher ranked Sonsonate (#6) and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. San Miguel will play against Isidro Metapan (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
San Miguel: J.Johnson 36+10reb+2ast, J.Cruz 8+6reb, M.Aguilar 6+6reb+1ast, N.Ezeamii 6+6reb+1ast, H.Jaimes 4+3reb+1ast, C.Hernandez 4+5reb
El Rapido: E.Ishman 24+15reb+1ast, M.Guevara 23+5reb+2ast, D.King 20+15reb+2ast, S.Esperanza 5+1reb, O.Coreas 4+4reb, R.Granados 2+3reb
gschID: 536999


Giants - Santa Tecla 69-89

Liga MB top team - Santa Tecla (9-0) had no problems winning another game on Wednesday. This time they crushed fifteenth ranked Giants (0-9) in San Salvador 89-69. They outrebounded Giants 52-36 including a 34-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Santa Tecla looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was a good game for center Carlos Arias (200-89) who led his team to a victory with 8 points and 15 rebounds. Naturalized American point guard Robert Martinez (185-91, college: Our Lady Lake) contributed with 13 points and 9 assists for the winners. Martinez is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Santa Tecla players scored in double figures. American guard Macari Brooks (190-92, college: Pikeville) answered with 25 points and 6 rebounds and Maurice Williams added 16 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Giants. Santa Tecla have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. They maintain first place with 9-0 record. Giants at the other side still closes the standings with nine games lost. Santa Tecla are looking forward to face Santa Ana (#13) on the road in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Giants will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Giants: M.Brooks 25+6reb+1ast, M.Williams 16+10reb+1ast, L.Escoto 16+3reb+7ast, C.Flores 8+7reb+2ast, J.Lopez 2+3reb+1ast, G.Sosa 2+5reb+1ast
Santa Tecla: L.Valdez 21+2reb, O.Torres 14+7reb+1ast, J.Mancia 13+9reb+1ast, R.Martinez 13+2reb+9ast, C.Arias 8+15reb+2ast, A.Arias Serrano 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 537000


Arcense - Brujos Izalco 72-77

Very expected game when 14th ranked Arcense (1-9) lost to second ranked Brujos Izalco (8-1) in San Salvador 72-77. Brujos Izalco outrebounded Arcense 55-32 including a 34-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Garland McArthur (197-88, college: Voorhees) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 19 rebounds. His fellow American import center Travis Elliott (203-91, college: Beth.-Cookman) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points, 16 rebounds and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Danny Lawhorn (183, college: Midwestern St.) who recorded 27 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists and Cuban Yordany Jaca (195-83) added 18 points and 9 rebounds respectively. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Brujos Izalco. They maintain second place with 8-1 record behind leader Santa Tecla. Arcense lost their third game in a row. They keep the fourteenth position with nine games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Arcense: D.Lawhorn 27+8reb+7ast, Y.Jaca 18+9reb+2ast, C.Torres 16+1reb+5ast, T.Romero 9+10reb+2ast, R.Rodriguez 2+3ast, D.Hernandez 0
Brujos Izalco: G.McArthur 22+19reb+2ast, C.Blake 18+7reb+5ast, T.Elliott 15+16reb+5ast, A.Navarrete 9+1reb+1ast, E.Navarrete 6+6reb+5ast, M.Flores 3+1reb
gschID: 540513





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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Justin BAKER
  Tarvas
  (203-F/C-89)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Baker, Tarvas19.3 
 2. Dzeletovic, TL.18.8 
 3. Volkus, Parnu18.1 
 4. Olmre, TTU17.6 
 5. van-der-Mars, Rap.17.4 
 6. Jarvelainen, TTU17.1 
 7. Bubalo, Parnu16.6 
 8. Strupovics, Valga15.7 
 9. Post, Tarvas15.5 
 10. Seskus, Parnu15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas VAN DER MARS
  Rap.
  (208-C-90)
  Avg: 12.9
 1. van-der-Mars, Rap.12.9 
 2. Baker, Tarvas8.7 
 3. Jois, Tartu Ulikool8.3 
 4. Jarvelainen, TTU8.3 
 5. Bubalo, Parnu8.1 
 6. Soodla, Noorteliiga7.8 
 7. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.7.6 
 8. Milka, Tartu Ulikool7.4 
 9. Lips, Tarvas7.3 
 10. Dzeletovic, TL.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Norman KABIN
  Parnu
  (188-PG-97)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Kabin, Parnu4.6 
 2. Sokk, Tartu Ulikool4.5 
 3. Harper, Kalev/Cr.4.4 
 4. Olmre, TTU4.2 
 5. Jones, TL.4.0 
 6. Bratoz, Rapla3.9 
 7. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo3.9 
 8. Okereafor, Parnu3.8 
 9. Paiste, Tarvas3.7 
 10. Post, Tarvas3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Domen BRATOZ
  Rapla
  (189-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Bratoz, Rapla2.2 
 2. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.2.1 
 3. Okereafor, Parnu2.0 
 4. Sutt, Parnu1.8 
 5. Paiste, Tarvas1.8 
 6. Kabin, Parnu1.8 
 7. Harper, Kalev/Cr.1.7 
 8. Thomas, Tartu Ulikool1.6 
 9. Zvigurs, Valga1.6 
 10. Olmre, TTU1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Cedric SIMMONS
  Kalev/Cr.
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Simmons, Kalev/Cr.1.2 
 2. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.1.1 
 3. Gladness, Kalev/Cr.0.9 
 4. Kok, Rapla0.9 
 5. van-der-Mars, Rap.0.8 
 6. Raadik, TTU0.8 
 7. Lips, Tarvas0.8 
 8. Marshall, TL.0.8 
 9. Tollefsen, Kalev/Cr.0.8 
 10. Bubalo, Parnu0.7 


Alexela KML Round 22: BC Rakvere defeat TLU/Kalev in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

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

The most exciting game of round 22 in the Alexela KML took place in Tallinn. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of 6th ranked TLU/Kalev (8-15) to eighth ranked BC Rakvere (7-17) 87-86 on Friday evening. TLU/Kalev was trailing by 7 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 21-18 charge of BC Rakvere, which allowed them to win the game. They made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by TLU/Kalev helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Mario Paiste (186-89) scored 15 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists to lead the charge for the winners and forward Karl-Johan Lips (198-96) chipped in 11 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side the former international point guard Reimo Tamm (188-84) responded with 21 points. BC Rakvere maintains eighth position with 7-17 record. TLU/Kalev at the other side keeps the sixth place with 15 games lost. BC Rakvere are looking forward to face higher ranked Parnu (#4) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. TLU/Kalev will play against the league's leader Tartu Ulikool having rather not much hope for a victory.
Important game to mention about took place in Rapla. Third ranked Rapla (15-9) saved a 2-point victory at home edging one of their biggest challengers Parnu (13-11) 93-91 in the fight for the third place. International Martin Paasoja (191-93) notched 28 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his nine free throws !!!) to lead the effort and Thomas van-der-Mars supported him with 24 points and 11 rebounds (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field). Even 30 points and 8 rebounds by Lithuanian swingman Edvinas Seskus (196-95, agency: Players Group) did not help to save the game for Parnu. Rapla maintains third position with 15-9 record having three points less than leader Tartu Ulikool. Parnu at the other side keeps the fourth place with 11 games lost. Rapla will play against Valga (#7) at home in the next round. Parnu will play against BC Rakvere and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Alexela KML top team - Tartu Ulikool (20-2) had no problems winning another game on Thursday. This time they crushed fifth ranked TTU (12-10) 94-72. Maks-Adam Konate fired a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Joonas Jarvelainen produced 17 points for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Tartu Ulikool have an impressive 11-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 20-2 record. Loser TTU keeps the fifth place with ten games lost. Tartu Ulikool will meet TLU/Kalev (#6) in the next round where they are favorite. TTU's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tallinn to the arena Noorteliiga.
Third ranked Rapla (15-9) crushed at home 8th ranked BC Rakvere (7-17) by 35 points 92-57, which is the biggest margin this round. Worth to mention a great performance of Indrek Kajupank who helped to win the game recording 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. BC Rakvere's coach gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Rapla maintains third position with 15-9 record having three points less than leader Tartu Ulikool. BC Rakvere at the other side keeps the eighth place with 17 games lost. Rapla's next round opponent will be Valga (#7) at home. BC Rakvere will play against Parnu and hope to win that game.

Rapla - Parnu 93-91

Important game to mention about took place in Rapla. Third ranked Rapla (15-9) saved a 2-point victory at home edging one of their biggest challengers Parnu (13-11) 93-91 in the fight for the third place. Rapla made 16-of-17 charity shots (94.1 percent) during the game. International Martin Paasoja (191-93) notched 28 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his nine free throws !!!) to lead the effort and Dutch center Thomas van-der-Mars (208-90, college: Portland) supported him with 24 points and 11 rebounds (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field). Even 30 points and 8 rebounds by Lithuanian swingman Edvinas Seskus (196-95, agency: Players Group) did not help to save the game for Parnu. Croatian center Domagoj Bubalo (212-91) added 20 points for lost side. Five Rapla and four Parnu players scored in double figures. Rapla maintains third position with 15-9 record having three points less than leader Tartu Ulikool. Parnu at the other side keeps the fourth place with 11 games lost. Rapla will play against Valga (#7) at home in the next round. Parnu will play against BC Rakvere and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Rapla: M.Paasoja 28+7reb+4ast, T.van der Mars 24+11reb+1ast, R.Suarez 13+8reb+4ast, D.Bratoz 12+5reb+4ast, I.Kajupank 11+1reb+3ast, O.Metsalu 3
Parnu: E.Seskus 30+8reb+2ast, D.Bubalo 20+4reb+3ast, M.Kirves 14+5reb+5ast, S.Sutt 11+5reb+2ast, R.Hallik 8+6reb+5ast, T.Niits 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 534993


TLU/Kalev - Tarvas 86-87

The most exciting game of round 22 in the Alexela KML took place in Tallinn. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of 6th ranked TLU/Kalev (8-15) to eighth ranked BC Rakvere (7-17) 87-86 on Friday evening. TLU/Kalev was trailing by 7 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 21-18 charge of BC Rakvere, which allowed them to win the game. They made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by TLU/Kalev helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Mario Paiste (186-89) scored 15 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists to lead the charge for the winners and forward Karl-Johan Lips (198-96) chipped in 11 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side the former international point guard Reimo Tamm (188-84) responded with 21 points and the former international point guard Kristo Saage (186-85) scored 14 points. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. BC Rakvere maintains eighth position with 7-17 record. TLU/Kalev at the other side keeps the sixth place with 15 games lost. BC Rakvere are looking forward to face higher ranked Parnu (#4) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. TLU/Kalev will play against the league's leader Tartu Ulikool having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Tarvas: S.Saaremael 18+2reb+2ast, S.Post 15+4reb+2ast, M.Paiste 15+6reb+7ast, T.Peil 15+9reb+2ast, K.Lips 11+12reb+4ast, A.Ehte 11+4reb+2ast
TLU/Kalev: R.Tamm 21+4reb+2ast, K.Saage 14+4reb+2ast, M.Kurg 12+2reb+5ast, M.Jurtom 10+8reb+1ast, J.Vahter 10+7reb+1ast, K.Saks 7+5reb
gschID: 534996


Tartu Ulikool - TTU 94-72

Alexela KML top team - Tartu Ulikool (20-2) had no problems winning another game on Thursday. This time they crushed fifth ranked TTU (12-10) 94-72. The game was mostly controlled by Tartu Ulikool. TTU managed to win second period 25-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Tartu Ulikool dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to TTU's 28. They outrebounded TTU 38-20 including a 28-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Tartu Ulikool especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 56.3 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Ukrainian Maks-Adam Konate (202-91, agency: Alti Sport) fired a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. American guard Mandell Thomas (188-93, college: Fordham) chipped in 14 points and 5 assists. Four Tartu Ulikool players scored in double figures. The former international forward Joonas Jarvelainen (202-90, agency: Octagon Europe) produced 17 points and the former international Toomas Raadik (202-90, agency: Promotex) added 11 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Tartu Ulikool have an impressive 11-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 20-2 record. Loser TTU keeps the fifth place with ten games lost. Tartu Ulikool will meet TLU/Kalev (#6) in the next round where they are favorite. TTU's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tallinn to the arena Noorteliiga.
Top scorers:
Tartu Ulikool: M.Adam Konate 16+14reb+1ast, J.Joesaar 14+2reb+3ast, M.Thomas 14+4reb+5ast, J.Talts 13+2reb+1ast, K.Meister 10+2reb+1ast, D.Milka 6+1reb+2ast
TTU: J.Jarvelainen 17+4reb, T.Raadik 11+5reb+3ast, K.Akenparg 10+3reb+4ast, S.Olmre 9+1reb+6ast, N.Vujovic 9+5reb+2ast, R.Koort 8+2reb+2ast
gschID: 534995


Rapla - Tarvas 92-57

Third ranked Rapla (15-9) crushed at home 8th ranked BC Rakvere (7-17) by 35 points 92-57, which is the biggest margin this round. The game without a history. Rapla led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Rapla outrebounded BC Rakvere 41-30 including a 32-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by BC Rakvere's players. Rapla brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. 24 personal fouls committed by BC Rakvere helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international forward Indrek Kajupank (200-88) who helped to win the game recording 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Swingman Sven Kaldre (197-91) contributed with 22 points and 5 assists for the winners. Four Rapla players scored in double figures. Point guard Siim-Markus Post (183-97) replied with 16 points and 5 rebounds and forward Karl-Johan Lips (198-96) added 19 points and 6 steals in the effort for BC Rakvere. BC Rakvere's coach gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Rapla maintains third position with 15-9 record having three points less than leader Tartu Ulikool. BC Rakvere at the other side keeps the eighth place with 17 games lost. Rapla's next round opponent will be Valga (#7) at home. BC Rakvere will play against Parnu and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Rapla: S.Kaldre 22+3reb+5ast, I.Kajupank 19+7reb+5ast, T.van der Mars 13+11reb, D.Bratoz 11+4reb+5ast, M.Paasoja 10+1reb+5ast, J.Kok 8+8reb+1ast
Tarvas: K.Lips 19+4reb, S.Post 16+5reb+2ast, T.Peil 6+7reb+1ast, M.Paiste 5+5reb+2ast, S.Saaremael 5+2reb+1ast, M.Shumanov 4+2reb
gschID: 534990





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Euroleague round 26 best performance: Paulius Jankunas - by Eurobasket News

Power forward Paulius Jankunas (205-PF-84) had an amazing evening in the last round for Zalgiris, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 26.
The 32-year old player was the main contributor (21 points, seven rebounds and three assists) to his team's victory, helping them to edge out Unics (#16, 7-19) 82-80. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on top of the standings. Zalgiris maintains the 10th position in Euroleague . Zalgiris 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 12-14 record. In the team's last game Jankunas had a remarkable 55.6% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Zalgiris, through which he has constantly improved. Paulius Jankunas has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (9th best: 13.3ppg) and averages impressive 53.1% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 27-year old Uruguayan Jayson Granger (189-G-89) of Anadolu Efes. Granger had a very good evening with 22 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. It was enough for Anadolu Efes to edge the lower-ranked Maccabi T-A (#14, 9-17) 92-87. Anadolu Efes' 8th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 14-12 record is not bad and everything may still change. Granger is well-known at Anadolu Efes and is a proven leader in his second season with the team. Former star Granger is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market.

Third on the list of top players last round was Bosnia and Herzegovina center Ognjen Kuzmic (213-C-90) of Crvena Zvezda (#5). Kuzmic scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds. He was a key player of Crvena Zvezda, leading his team to a 78-71 win against the lower-ranked EA7 Armani (#15, 7-19). Crvena Zvezda needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 15 victories and 11 lost games. Kuzmic has a great season in Euroleague. After 26 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.4rpg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Joaquin Colom (188-PG-88) of Unics - 14 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists
5. Ekpe Udoh (208-F/C-87) of Fenerbahce - 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Bobby Dixon (178-PG-83) of Fenerbahce - 26 points and 6 rebounds
7. Chris Singleton (206-F-89) of Panathinaikos - 21 points and 9 rebounds
8. Alex Tyus (203-C-88) of Galatasaray - 14 points and 5 rebounds
9. Thomas Heurtel (189-G-89) of Anadolu Efes - 18 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists
10. Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) of CSKA - 22 points 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)



To Lojeski or ..Not? - by Dimitris Katsionis

Olympiakos is sticking to their favorite contract renewal tactic for another key-player of the team in the case of Matt Lojeski. Are the Reds playing with fire or are they simply not too interested?

So, the Lojeski file An asset for Olympiacos' game, a contract that expires An issue I've wanted to talk for a while now on a more formal basis in order to exchange opinions and approach the case realistically as much as possible by chucking the veil of subjectivity (which, in any case, is there) regarding what is defined as the 'right path' and 'rationalism'. I'm going to start by speaking my own thoughts out loud, simply as an opportunity for every reader to make their own argument on what is Olympiacos supposed to do with this very important player.

Just a reminder that in this year'sELthe 32-year-oldG/Fhas 10.4PTS (57.5% 2PT-42.4%-82,4% FT) 3.2 REB, 1.6 AST, 0.5 STL, 1.0 TO 21.3.

Thoughts...

-Lojeski is 32 years old. His aim is the 'good' contract of his career. He must get paid- and paid he will be- whether by Olympiakos or someone else. He has worked for that and now the time has come to reap the fruits of his work and patience. Any negotiation will start on a 2-year basis, which makes sense considering his age

-He wants to stay in Piraeus. He clearly stated that. Both he and his family like it there. Athens is their city now This is the same person who stayed for 6 years in Belgium, 4 of which in Ostend. He prefers stability over change or moving. This is important. Some professionals (Americans in particular, especially in this profession) do not hesitate to travel around the globe following the money ('when you play away from home, you want to earn as much as possible' is a line I have heard by many). Some others do.

-Deep in his heart he is expecting a phone call right now. Ideally he would have preferred if he had already renewed with an amount (lower but still) close to what he believes he deserves. He is not the type of professional to sit on his contract. A classic example of the Wisconsin sport society, he carries this Hard working-Soft speaking style, which many athletes of this region with a career in professional sports carry. He commits. He will not get complacent.

-A little after the beginning of season 2014-15, the Reds approached the American wingand renewed for two more years his contract that was to expire in the summer of 2015. Back then Olympiacos redeemed the 350,000 ticket with multiple benefits in the court. A great G/Ffor whom only Maccabi had expressed real interest during his last season in Ostend (the first 'big' team that really got interested in Matt).

Both his game and his character (inside and outside of the court) were a perfect match in the Olympiacos environment. Lojeski now knows precisely what to do in the court. I personally enjoy watching him He is one of the most effective players by playing on the weak side of the offense, not due to his shooting abilities, but because he has a broad range of options most of which stem from his ability to play with the ball and to create even late in a play, by going deep and exploring the defense with an effectiveness met in better creators. His attitude in Close outoffense is clearly the third pillar of the Reds' half-court offense with Spanoulis's PnR and Printezis's Post ups. What Lojeski brings to the table is a polished pull up jumper, good drive, ability to cut through the defense with a bounce pass or even make it chase, with a skip pass over everyone's head.

- Lojeski is one of the best shooters in Europe today and in recent years. Olympiacos's management have externalized their thought, going as far as calling him 'the best shooter in Europe', however, sometimes spontaneity is a bad advisor since it has now built up the expectation that he should be paid as such.. In 2013, Real Madrid (Olympiacos main competitor every year, different budget, but same goals) gave a four-year contract to the then30-year-old Jaycee Carroll and last year (the third year of the agreement) extended it until 2019. That means that they invest in a well-trained player of a certain making, that theywant to keep him in Madrid until he is 36. Carroll is there since 2011. Lojeski, like Carroll, made his big step in the highest Euroleague level when he was 28. These kind of shooters have their way of surviving for long in this level, especially with the current need for such players. Lojeski does not have Carroll's aggressiveness, who greatly trusts his hands and fights like a lion when the game has turned into a roulette, with the value of this characteristic being expressed persuasively and repeatedly in cases where Real is on the ropes. However, Olympiacos'sG/F, who this year will be four years in the team, can do other things better than Real's Mormon. His game is a 'constant' for the Greek champions. And in a year where Spanoulis will reach 35, the team will need more evenings such 'constants' to lean on

-Lojeski is not one of the three best SF in Euroleague today. Darius Miller, for example, is a much more complete player. Hanga's package is more influential within the four lines. He does not transform like 'Daniel Day Lewis' Bogdan Bogdanovic (G/F) does, from a Defensive Stopperwho will chase Spanoulis into Spanoulis himself the next minute in court. The the Belgian national team international is close to this elite but not quite there. Somewhere close to the statusofKC Rivers,who is younger, does not have Lojeski's talent in transition or close out offense, but plays better defense and holds a Euroleague trophy. He is an excellent third choice in the offense of a top-team, and the great adaptability of his game (he comfortably stands against a half-court offense a la Brose as well as against an up tempo base such as Real or Baskonia) may open more doors for him in the market.

If necessary, can Olympiacos replace Lojeski?

They certainly can. Of course, they will once again go back to looking for the 'bargain', which comes with a certain risk, but they have proven to have the know-how to do so to a certain degree. Realistically speaking, the chances to find an addition as good in every level as Lojeski are not great, but they exist. Olympiacos has lost (due to this tactic) players such as Hines and Sloukas (in this case the loss wasn't one of a mainly financial nature) in recent years. But they have managed to replace them to a considerable degree by staying faithful to their own plan that includes a specific financial policy. There are several players of 350-400 thousands out there who can bring elements from the Lojeski package to the team. This (together with the successful choices of recent years) is the biggest bargaining chip the Reds have in this case. The Olympiacos of the strong domestic core, of the inviolable hierarchy and the persistence of the principles of this particular philosophy will remain strong even without Lojeski. But at this level, the difference is in the details. From the locker room to the court... And Lojeski's package has several of these details that make Olympiacos solid and at the same time 'lethal' in order to remain up there in recent years. Based on the current picture of the roster (and given that logic under no circumstances dictates many changes of persons in the summer), I reject the idea that the Reds will move into the next season exclusively with the pair of Papanikolaou-Papapetrou in '3' without a wing who can shoot and play with the ball, giving Lojeski's foreign-player spot to a PF. In such an event, their offense will be more limited..On the other hand, with the American/Belgian in a more mature age and in a more specific role (shootingspecialist+minutes in '2' where Spanoulis will need more protection) the Red-Whites will be able to give Papapetrou more minutes more safely, upgrading the time and role of the Greek forward.

I have the feeling that if Olympiacos is willing to renew Lojeski, he will seek to close the deal by offering 1.5 (maybe a bit more) million in total for a two-year contract, and start negotiating from a number significantly lower, in order to reach an agreement. On the other hand, the player will start negotiating from 1.7-1.75 million euros for a minimum two-year deal. He knows well that he can get more money if he places himself in the market, and get offers from good clubs with high goals. However, if the financial issue was his only priority, we would not be having this conversation. It would be extremely difficult for the player to stay with Olympiacos. It's possible that within the month (before the EL playoffs) the Reds will approach the 32-year -old sharpshooter mainly to express their interest to stay with the team. I believe that the number they have in mind is very specific, whether they approach him now, or in the summer. Now, i.e. during the season, it's not the best of decision to play negotiation poker, and the 'moving the contact point' game, as an initial rejection in an offer he does not consider to reflect his value, may mess with his mind, reflect on his game, and affect his team. Lojeski is much better than many of the players that are paid over a million euros (or close to that) around Europe. However, he will not get close to that number with Olympiacos. If they really want to keep the player at Piraeus, the approach and the willingness to make a final offer close to the amount I mentioned above as a starting offer for the player will play a major role. From what we can gather so far, it seems that Olympiacos will wait until the end of the season to reassess the situation. However, it may be too late then...

It is a thin line, that much is understandable. Olympiacos must renew Lojeski. Most of all, though, they must renew him at the right price..



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  FINLAND  

Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Jamal JONES
  Lapua
  (203-G-93)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Jones, Lapua22.4 
 2. Scott, KTP Basket21.6 
 3. Gay, KTP Basket20.1 
 4. Pledger, Kouvot19.8 
 5. Brown, Kataja B.18.8 
 6. Hollins, Kauhajoki18.0 
 7. Morris, Lapua17.3 
 8. Holsey, Kauhajoki16.4 
 9. Bullock, Pyrinto16.1 
 10. Cowels-III, Helsink.15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus VAN
  Korihait
  (201-F/C-87)
  Avg: 11
 1. Van, Korihait11.0 
 2. Buckles, Kouvot9.7 
 3. Judge, Pyrinto9.3 
 4. Pratt, KTP Basket8.8 
 5. Kaunisto, Kouvot8.7 
 6. Coleman, Salon Vilpas8.6 
 7. Williams, Lapua8.1 
 8. Bullock, Pyrinto7.9 
 9. Williams, Salon V.7.8 
 10. Johnson, Kataja B.7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Antto NIKKARINEN
  Helsinki.
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Nikkarinen, Helsinki.7.4 
 2. Rannikko, Kataja B.7.2 
 3. Pratt, KTP Basket6.8 
 4. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki5.9 
 5. Edwards, Lapua4.5 
 6. Jalonen, Korihait4.5 
 7. Williams, Lapua4.4 
 8. Appleby, Kouvot4.3 
 9. Hirvonen, Kouvot4.3 
 10. Minard, Pyrinto4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Daniel MULLINGS
  Kataja B.
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Mullings, Kataja B.2.4 
 2. Pratt, KTP Basket2.1 
 3. Horne, Kouvot1.9 
 4. Hollins, Kauhajoki1.9 
 5. Minard, Pyrinto1.8 
 6. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki1.7 
 7. Sanders, BC Nokia1.6 
 8. Coleman, Salon Vilpas1.5 
 9. Duren, BC Nokia1.4 
 10. Ware, Kauhajoki1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Kervin BRISTOL
  Kataja B.
  (206-C-88)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Bristol, Kataja B.1.9 
 2. Gay, KTP Basket1.9 
 3. Alexander, BC Nokia1.7 
 4. Johnson, Kataja B.1.3 
 5. Judge, Pyrinto1.1 
 6. Van, Korihait1.1 
 7. Edwards, Salon Vilpas1.0 
 8. Coleman, Salon Vilpas1.0 
 9. Bailey, KTP Basket1.0 
 10. Barrett, BC Nokia0.9 



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  FRANCE  

Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Cameron CLARK
  Chalon
  (201-G/F-91)
  Avg: 18.5
 1. Clark, Chalon18.5 
 2. Gibson, Gravelines17.5 
 3. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.3 
 4. Cobbs, Gravelines16.8 
 5. Prepelic, Limoges16.0 
 6. Roberson, Chalon15.5 
 7. Sommerville, Orleans15.1 
 8. Smith, Chalons-Reims14.8 
 9. Young, Chalons-.14.4 
 10. Dorsey, Le Portel14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Fall, Chalon9.2 
 2. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.8.6 
 3. Poirier, Paris-Le.8.2 
 4. Solomon, Gravelines7.8 
 5. Lessort, Nanterre7.5 
 6. Donaldson, Le Po.7.2 
 7. Yeguete, Le Mans7.1 
 8. Hunt, Nancy7.1 
 9. Hassell, Le Portel7.0 
 10. Jaiteh, Strasbourg6.7 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.10.6 
 2. Roberson, Chalon7.1 
 3. Holston, Dijon6.1 
 4. Hodge, AS.5.9 
 5. Cobbs, Gravelines5.8 
 6. Vargas, Nancy5.5 
 7. Campbell, Paris-Le.5.1 
 8. Bost, Monaco5.0 
 9. Rich, Paris-Levallois4.4 
 10. Nelson, AS.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.4 
 2. Eito, Orleans2.2 
 3. Wood, Limoges2.0 
 4. Holston, Dijon1.9 
 5. Payne, Chalons-.1.8 
 6. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 7. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.6 
 8. Henry, Gravelines1.5 
 9. Roberson, Chalon1.4 
 10. Bokolo, Pau-Lacq.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Fall, Chalon2.4 
 2. Fofana, Monaco1.3 
 3. Uter, AS.1.1 
 4. Fair, Limoges1.0 
 5. Cain, Chalons-Reims1.0 
 6. Trasolini, Nancy1.0 
 7. Hunt, Nancy0.9 
 8. Sane, Paris-Levallois0.9 
 9. Otule, Antibes0.9 
 10. Hassell, Le Portel0.9 


Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Zachery PEACOCK
  Bourg
  (203-C-87)
  Avg: 17.7
 1. Peacock, Bourg17.7 
 2. Williams, Boulazac17.7 
 3. Burton, Roanne17.4 
 4. Hermannsson, Charlevi.17.3 
 5. Jones, Lille17.1 
 6. Henry, Evreux16.5 
 7. Ware, Vichy C.15.8 
 8. Obasohan, Provence.15.1 
 9. Broussard, Provence.14.8 
 10. Bigote, Nantes14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dinma ODIAKOSA
  Le Havre
  (203-C/F-85)
  Avg: 10
 1. Odiakosa, Le Havre10.0 
 2. Kone, Charleville9.8 
 3. Ndoye, Bourg9.3 
 4. Burton, Roanne9.0 
 5. Ekperigin, Nantes8.0 
 6. Traore, Lille7.9 
 7. Rhoomes, St Qu.7.5 
 8. Diame, Blois7.5 
 9. Morin, Le Havre7.3 
 10. Williams, Boulazac7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Frank TURNER
  Blois
  (178-PG-88)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Turner, Blois6.4 
 2. Threatt, Poitiers6.4 
 3. King, Le Havre6.1 
 4. Ware, Vichy C.6.1 
 5. Rigaux, Maurienne6.0 
 6. Sim, Bourg5.8 
 7. Hermannsson, Charlevi.5.8 
 8. Mitchell, Nantes5.4 
 9. Maille, Provence.5.3 
 10. Henry, Evreux5.3 
Steals Per Game
 Corin HENRY
  Evreux
  (178-PG-88)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Henry, Evreux2.5 
 2. Burton, Roanne2.5 
 3. Threatt, Poitiers2.2 
 4. Denave, Vichy C.2.1 
 5. Maille, Provence.2.0 
 6. Turner, Blois2.0 
 7. Mitchell, Nantes1.9 
 8. Rigaux, Maurienne1.8 
 9. Zianveni, Boulazac1.7 
 10. de-Jong, Boulogne1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Yannis MORIN
  Le Havre
  (208-C/F-93)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Morin, Le Havre1.9 
 2. Fall, Poitiers1.5 
 3. Paumier, Boulogne1.3 
 4. Loum, Boulogne1.3 
 5. Ndoye, Bourg1.3 
 6. Rinna, St Chamond1.2 
 7. Jones, Lille1.1 
 8. Diame, Blois1.1 
 9. Williams, Boulazac1.0 
 10. Ho You Fat, Rouen1.0 


Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Jerrold BROOKS
  ALS Basket
  (183-PG-91)
  Avg: 17.9
 1. Brooks, ALS Basket17.9 
 2. Bradford, St Vallier17.8 
 3. Craion, Lorient17.6 
 4. Vaty, Lourdes17.0 
 5. Newson, Lorient16.6 
 6. Geiger, SAP V.16.4 
 7. Smith, Orchies16.2 
 8. Mitchell, Chartres16.0 
 9. Doumbia, Gries/Ob.16.0 
 10. Strong, St Vallier15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gregg THONDIQUE
  Gries/Ob.
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 10
 1. Thondique, Gries/Ob.10.0 
 2. Kovanusic, ALS B.8.9 
 3. Staniulis, Souffel8.3 
 4. Blackwell, ALS B.8.1 
 5. Gourari, RAC Basket8.0 
 6. Craion, Lorient7.7 
 7. Alliman, SAP V.7.5 
 8. Cox, Challans7.5 
 9. Vaty, Lourdes7.3 
 10. Rakocevic, Orchies7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Nikola KORAC
  Vitre
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Korac, Vitre7.9 
 2. Dalmeida, Lourdes7.3 
 3. Romain, Chartres7.1 
 4. Varanauskas, Gries/Ob.5.4 
 5. Rathieuville, Rennes5.3 
 6. Delhomme, St Vallier5.2 
 7. Smith, Orchies5.0 
 8. Bichard, RAC Basket5.0 
 9. Suhard, Angers BC4.9 
 10. Choplin, Quimper4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Michael CRAION
  Lorient
  (195-F-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Craion, Lorient3.0 
 2. Davis, Rennes2.3 
 3. Neri, ALS Basket2.1 
 4. Newson, Lorient2.0 
 5. Cornely, Caen2.0 
 6. Demuynck, Lourdes1.9 
 7. Monceau, Challans1.8 
 8. Correia, Souffel1.6 
 9. Uzas, Angers BC1.6 
 10. Gourari, RAC Basket1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Demond WATT
  Angers BC
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Watt, Angers BC1.3 
 2. Negrobar, Rennes1.2 
 3. Rakocevic, Orchies1.0 
 4. Monteiro, Caen1.0 
 5. Jakstas, Gries/Ob.1.0 
 6. Kayembe, Souffel0.9 
 7. Diarra, Caen0.9 
 8. Bobrov, Quimper0.9 
 9. Soumaoro, SAP V.0.8 
 10. Davis, Rennes0.8 


Carl Ona-Embo agreed terms with Vichy Clermont - by Eurobasket News

Jean D'Arc Vichy Clermont Metropole (ProB) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old French point guard Carl Ona-Embo (185-80kg-89, agency: Octagon Europe). He started the season at Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League) in the U.S. In 5 games he recorded just 2.6ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.4apg this season. The last season Ona-Embo played at JL Bourg where in 35 ProB games he averaged 6.9ppg, 1.6rpg and 2.7apg. He helped them to win the cup.
Last year Ona-Embo was drafted by Salt Lake City Stars (D-League) in third round (49th overall).
He represented France at the European Championships U20 in Rhodos (Greece) eight years ago. Ona-Embo's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 9 games: 6.1ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 31.3%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 66.7%.
Ona-Embo has played also professionally in Italy (Angelico Biella), Spain (Rosalia) and France (Olympique Antibes, Cholet Basket, CFBB and Poitiers).
Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him to get the job in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Justin Robinson (ex Doxa Lefkadas) joins St Quentin - by Eurobasket News

Saint-Quentin Basket-Ball (ProB) agreed terms with 30-year old British international point guard Justin Robinson (185-81kg-87, college: Rider, agency: Promotex). He started the season at Doxa Lefkadas in Greek A1 league. In 19 games he had 11.9ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.5apg this season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Robinson's team was regular season runner-up in Swedish Basketligan in 2013. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Honorable Mention in 2016.
Robinson represented United Kingdom at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 2.3ppg, 1.0rpg.
Robinson is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Cyprus (Apollon), Hungary (Atomeromu and Falco KC Szombathely), Ukraine (BC Kyiv), Greece (Kolossos H Hotels and Aiolos Trikallon), Slovenia (Un.Olimpija), Sweden (Uppsala Basket) and Italy (Vanoli Cremona).
Robinson attended Rider University until 2011 and it is his sixth season as a professional player.
On Robinson: A very promising combo guard with three-point range and good passing skills.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Rennes tab Asenso Ampim - by Eurobasket News

NM1 newcomer Union Rennes Basket 35 inked 29-year old American (has also Ghanian passport) small forward Asenso Ampim (203-105kg-88, college: Columbia, agency: Octagon Europe). He started the season at BC Siauliai in Lithuanian LKL league. In 13 games he averaged 11.2ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1spg this season. Ampim also played 3 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 9.3ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.7apg and 2.7spg. The last season he played at Quimper UJAP. In 6 NM1 games he recorded 10.8ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.3apg. Ampim's team made it to the Baltic League Final Four.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com Estonian League All-Imports Team award back in 2014.
Ampim is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Ampim has played previously professionally in Finland (Tampereen Pyrinto), Lebanon (Beirut), South Korea (Samsung Thunders) and Estonia (TLU/Kalev).
He attended Columbia University until 2012 and it is his fifth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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NM1 Round 29: GET Vosges defeat leader Caen - by Eurobasket News

The games at this stage are more interesting as they can be crucial for the final standings in Regular Season. Despite we already know who is stronger and who is weaker, there may be still last minute surprises and upsets. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games.

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Caen (22-7) in Golbey on Saturday night. Visitors were edged by fifth ranked GET Vosges (17-12) 72-69. It ended at the same time the 13-game winning streak of Caen. Caen was trailing by 6 points at halftime but managed to get 4-point lead after three quarters before a 20-13 charge of GET Vosges, which allowed them to win the game. GET Vosges outrebounded Caen 40-23 including a 31-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when GET Vosges made 8 blocks. 25 personal fouls committed by Caen helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American center Kyle Tresnak (208-92, college: Weber St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points and 7 rebounds. Malcolm Gountas (189-94) contributed with 11 points for the winners. American-Cape Verdean swingman BJ Monteiro (196-90, college: Duquesne) answered with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists for Caen. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. GET Vosges maintains fifth place with 17-12 record, which they share with Lourdes. Caen at the other side still keeps top position with seven games lost. GET Vosges is looking forward to face UB Chartres (#10) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Caen will play against the league's second-placed Quimper UJAP (#2) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Quimper UJAP (21-8) which hosted in Quimper 3rd placed Souffelweyersheim (19-10). Second ranked Quimper UJAP had an easy win 80-52. Point guard Maxime Choplin (181-92) stepped up and scored 14 points and 9 assists for the winners and Vyacheslav Bobrov chipped in 15 points. Quimper UJAP's coach Laurent Foirest felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Lithuanian power forward Giedrius Staniulis (205-91) responded with 15 points. Quimper UJAP maintains second place with 21-8 record behind leader Caen. Souffelweyersheim at the other side keeps the third position with ten games lost. Quimper UJAP will play against league's leader Caen on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Souffelweyersheim will play against Vendee Challans and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked CFBB is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 29th consecutive match to thirteenth ranked SAP Vaucluse (13-16) 70-61 on Saturday evening. Deremy Geiger nailed 20 points and 4 assists for the winning side. Theo Maledon came up with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for CFBB in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. SAP Vaucluse have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Gries/Oberhoffen. Loser CFBB still closes the standings. SAP Vaucluse will meet at home Gries/Oberhoffen (#12) in the next round. CFBB will play against Saint Vallier (#11) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Seventeenth-ranked Angers BC (11-18) was very close to win a game against fourth ranked Rueil (18-11). Rueil managed to secure only two-point victory 84-82. However their fans expected much easier game. The best player for the winners was Ron Anderson who scored 27 points and 9 rebounds. Rueil maintains fourth place with 18-11 record. Angers BC lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the sixteenth position with 18 games lost. Rueil's next round opponent will be ALS Basket (#9) in Andrezieux which should be theoretically an easy game. Angers BC will play at home against Vitre (#15) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Saint Vallier (14-15) and Lorient (12-17), which took place in Lorient. Higher ranked Saint Vallier lost to fifteenth ranked Lorient in a road game 64-81 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Saint Vallier. Michael Craion orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 29 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Saint Vallier's coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Lorient moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with Vitre. Loser Saint Vallier keeps the eleventh position with 15 games lost. Lorient will face Union Rennes (#16) on the road in the next round.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 29: ALS Basket was beaten by Challans on the road 102-88. Vitre lost to Lourdes on its own court 74-78. Chartres managed to outperform Gries/Oberhoffen in a road game 97-87. Orchies managed to beat Rennes at home 81-67.

Challans - ALS Basket 102-88

There was a small surprise when tenth ranked Vendee Challans (15-14) beat at home 8th ranked ALS Basket (15-14) 102-88 on Saturday. ALS Basket was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Vendee Challans dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to ALS Basket's 40. Naturalized Mali point guard Ibrahim Saounera (179-87) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. American center Demarco Cox (203-90, college: Georgia Tech) contributed with 21 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American forward Perris Blackwell (205-91, college: Washington) answered with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds and the other American import point guard Jerrold Brooks (183-91, college: S.Mississippi, agency: Interperformances) added 15 points in the effort for ALS Basket. Four Vendee Challans and five ALS Basket players scored in double figures. Vendee Challans have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to eighth place, which they share with ALS Basket and Chartres. Vendee Challans will face higher ranked Souffelweyersheim (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Challans: D.Gentil 24+4reb+1ast, D.Cox 21+9reb+3ast, I.Saounera 20+6reb+8ast, M.Gibson 14+1reb+2ast, J.Jones 11+4reb+1ast, E.Monceau 8+6reb+2ast
ALS Basket: P.Blackwell 22+11reb+3ast, J.Brooks 15+2reb+3ast, Y.Bassine 12+2reb+1ast, N.Kovanusic 11+6reb+1ast, B.Tardy 10+1reb+1ast, R.Aubry 10+5reb+4ast
gschID: 485010


Vitre - Lourdes 74-78

Very expected game when 14th ranked Vitre (12-17) lost at home to sixth ranked Lourdes-Tarbes (17-12) 78-74 on Saturday. Vitre was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Lourdes-Tarbes looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The former international center Ludovic Vaty (206-88, college: Moraine Valley CC) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds. The former international point guard Xane d'Almeida (181-83) contributed with 12 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Lourdes-Tarbes' coach Alex Casimiri used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Guard Antoine Belkessa (186-88) answered with 11 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and Desmond Quincy-Jones (201-85, college: Pace) added 15 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Vitre. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Lourdes-Tarbes moved-up to fifth place, which they share with GET Vosges. Loser Vitre keeps the fourteenth position with 17 games lost. Lourdes-Tarbes will face Orchesien BC (#7) in Orchies in the next round. Vitre will play on the road against Angers BC (#17) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Lourdes: L.Vaty 24+11reb+2ast, M.Kazonas 17+1ast, X.d'Almeida 12+5reb+8ast, R.Sims 10+4reb+3ast, M.Virbalas 9+5reb+1ast, E.Bosc 2+1reb+4ast
Vitre: D.Quincy-Jones 15+6reb+1ast, S.Cretaux 13+3reb+1ast, M.Perovic 11+3reb+1ast, A.Belkessa 11+8reb+5ast, N.Korac 10+3reb+8ast, A.Radulovic 9+6reb+2ast
gschID: 485015


Gries/Oberhoffen - Chartres 87-97

Rather predictable result when tenth ranked UB Chartres (15-14) won against 12th ranked Gries/Oberhoffen (13-16) in Bischwiller 97-87 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 51-37 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. UB Chartres outrebounded Gries/Oberhoffen 38-27 including 27 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Swingman Kevin Bichard (195-86) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 7 rebounds. Power forward Harry Disy (200-84, college: Louisiana Tech) contributed with 15 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. UB Chartres' coach Sebastien Lambert used a ten-player rotation saving starting five for next games. Lithuanian point guard Ovidijus Varanauskas (187-91) answered with 20 points and 7 assists and Ahmed Doumbia (195-89) added 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Gries/Oberhoffen. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. UB Chartres moved-up to eighth place, which they share with ALS Basket and Challans. Newly promoted Gries/Oberhoffen keeps the twelfth position with 16 games lost. UB Chartres will face higher ranked GET Vosges (#5) in Golbey in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Gries/Oberhoffen will play on the road against SAP Vaucluse (#13) in Sorgues and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Chartres: M.Ruikis 19+5reb, K.Bichard 16+7reb+3ast, H.Disy 15+9reb+1ast, J.Mitchell 14+4reb, D.Pistre 11+3reb+3ast, P.Clerence 11+3reb+1ast
Gries/Oberhoffen: O.Varanauskas 20+3reb+7ast, A.Doumbia 16+5reb+5ast, R.Delar 15+7reb+2ast, G.Thondique 13+4reb+1ast, R.Jakstas 8+2reb+1ast, G.Duro 7+5reb+2ast
gschID: 485013


Orchies - Rennes 81-67

Not a big story in a game when 16th ranked Union Rennes (11-18) lost to eighth ranked Orchesien BC (16-13) in Orchies 67-81 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 14-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 81-67. Orchesien BC outrebounded Union Rennes 48-28 including a 31-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. American point guard Benjamin Smith (178-87, college: Jacksonville) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 assists. Hugo Dumortier (195-93) contributed with 26 points for the winners. American swingman Daviin Davis (193-85, college: Weber St.) answered with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and Ghanian-American Asenso Ampim (203-88, college: Columbia, agency: Octagon Europe) added 9 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Union Rennes. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Orchesien BC moved-up to seventh place. Union Rennes lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted Union Rennes keeps the sixteenth position with 18 games lost. Orchesien BC will face higher ranked Lourdes-Tarbes (#6) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Union Rennes will play against Lorient (#14) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Orchies: H.Dumortier 26+4reb+2ast, B.Smith 17+4reb+11ast, A.Racine 10+3reb+4ast, M.Diop 9+5reb, Z.Rakocevic 7+14reb+2ast, C.Cairo 6+4reb+1ast
Rennes: D.Davis 17+8reb+4ast, V.Zivkovic 12+3ast, J.Rathieuville 10+1reb+2ast, A.Ampim 9+6reb+1ast, E.Kabir Pene 8+1reb, L.Negrobar 6+4reb
gschID: 485012


RAC Basket - Angers BC 84-82

Seventeenth-ranked Angers BC (11-18) was very close to win a game against fourth ranked Rueil (18-11). Rueil managed to secure only two-point victory 84-82. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Angers BC won third quarter 22-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Rueil players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American power forward Ron Anderson (205-89, college: S.Florida) who scored 27 points and 9 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Will Felder (201-91, college: Miami, OH, agency: Inception Sports) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds. Point guard Hugo Suhard (184-92) produced 22 points and 6 assists and Lithuanian forward Rokas Uzas (202-88) added 13 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for the guests. Five Angers BC players scored in double figures. Rueil maintains fourth place with 18-11 record. Angers BC lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the sixteenth position with 18 games lost. Rueil's next round opponent will be ALS Basket (#9) in Andrezieux which should be theoretically an easy game. Angers BC will play at home against Vitre (#15) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
RAC Basket: R.Anderson 27+9reb+1ast, W.Felder 19+5reb+3ast, S.Rafai 13+3reb+5ast, K.Gourari 9+10reb+7ast, J.Bichard 7+3reb+1ast, G.Daurces 5+3reb
Angers BC: H.Suhard 22+6ast, A.Calhoun 14+7reb+2ast, T.Lonzieme 14, R.Uzas 13+5reb+6ast, W.Carter 10+8reb, A.Gabsi 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 485011


Quimper - Souffel 80-52

An interesting game for Quimper UJAP (21-8) which hosted in Quimper 3rd placed Souffelweyersheim (19-10). Second ranked Quimper UJAP had an easy win 80-52. The game was mostly controlled by Quimper UJAP. Souffelweyersheim was better in fourth quarter 22-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Souffelweyersheim to just 7 points in first quarter. Quimper UJAP made 16-of-21 charity shots (76.2 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Souffelweyersheim 32-20 including 24 on the defensive glass. Quimper UJAP players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Souffelweyersheim was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Point guard Maxime Choplin (181-92) stepped up and scored 14 points and 9 assists for the winners and Ukrainian forward Vyacheslav Bobrov (201-92) chipped in 15 points. Four Quimper UJAP players scored in double figures. Quimper UJAP's coach Laurent Foirest felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Lithuanian power forward Giedrius Staniulis (205-91) responded with 15 points and Senegalese forward Elson Mendy (200-85) scored 10 points and 6 rebounds. Quimper UJAP maintains second place with 21-8 record behind leader Caen. Souffelweyersheim at the other side keeps the third position with ten games lost. Quimper UJAP will play against league's leader Caen on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Souffelweyersheim will play against Vendee Challans and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Quimper: J.Bluntt 17, V.Bobrov 15+4reb+1ast, M.Choplin 14+4reb+9ast, K.Mondesir 11+3reb+2ast, R.Temgoua 7+7reb+4ast, F.Herard 5+3reb+3ast
Souffel: G.Staniulis 15+2reb+2ast, E.Mendy 10+6reb+2ast, V.Correia 8+3reb, F.Minet 7+1reb+3ast, A.El Gazhi 4+3reb, J.Delmas 4+1reb
gschID: 485009


GET Vosges - Caen 72-69

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Caen (22-7) in Golbey on Saturday night. Visitors were edged by fifth ranked GET Vosges (17-12) 72-69. It ended at the same time the 13-game winning streak of Caen. Caen was trailing by 6 points at halftime but managed to get 4-point lead after three quarters before a 20-13 charge of GET Vosges, which allowed them to win the game. GET Vosges outrebounded Caen 40-23 including a 31-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when GET Vosges made 8 blocks. 25 personal fouls committed by Caen helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American center Kyle Tresnak (208-92, college: Weber St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points and 7 rebounds. Malcolm Gountas (189-94) contributed with 11 points for the winners. American-Cape Verdean swingman BJ Monteiro (196-90, college: Duquesne) answered with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists and Lithuanian forward Justas Sinica (203-85) added 14 points in the effort for Caen. Four Caen players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. GET Vosges maintains fifth place with 17-12 record, which they share with Lourdes. Caen at the other side still keeps top position with seven games lost. GET Vosges is looking forward to face UB Chartres (#10) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Caen will play against the league's second-placed Quimper UJAP (#2) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
GET Vosges: K.Tresnak 23+7reb+2ast, M.Gountas 11+3reb+3ast, S.Ricard 7+4reb+1ast, G.Boucard 7+4reb+5ast, M.Doumbe 7+8reb+1ast, L.Gigant 6+6reb+1ast
Caen: B.Monteiro 18+8reb+7ast, J.Sinica 14+4reb+1ast, R.Gordon 12+4reb+2ast, T.Cornely 11+1reb+4ast, B.Pope 5+3reb+1ast, M.Diarra 4+1reb+4ast
gschID: 485008


Lorient - St Vallier 81-64

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Saint Vallier (14-15) and Lorient (12-17), which took place in Lorient. Higher ranked Saint Vallier lost to fifteenth ranked Lorient in a road game 64-81 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Saint Vallier. The game was mostly controlled by Lorient. Saint Vallier was better in second period 22-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lorient dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Saint Vallier's 12. Lorient forced 21 Saint Vallier turnovers and outrebounded them 37-24 including 24 on the defensive glass. Saint Vallier was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Michael Craion (195-89, college: ORU) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 29 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Naturalized Brazilian guard Clement Faroux (188-93) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Four Lorient players scored in double figures. American point guard Omar Strong (175-90, college: Texas Southern) answered with 21 points and guard Jesse Delhomme (189-85) added 12 points and 4 assists in the effort for Saint Vallier. Saint Vallier's coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Lorient moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with Vitre. Loser Saint Vallier keeps the eleventh position with 15 games lost. Lorient will face Union Rennes (#16) on the road in the next round.
Top scorers:
Lorient: M.Craion 29+11reb+4ast, M.Bigote 14+2reb+4ast, R.Giaimo 13+5reb, C.Faroux 13+10reb+1ast, J.Bach 9+5reb+1ast, M.Oluic 3+4reb+1ast
St Vallier: O.Strong 21+2reb+2ast, J.Delhomme 12+3reb+4ast, W.Gradit 8+2reb+1ast, S.Bradford 6+4reb+1ast, V.Ateba 6+5reb+3ast, T.Lefebvre 4+1ast
gschID: 485016


CFBB - SAP Vaucluse 61-70

Bottom-ranked CFBB is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 29th consecutive match to thirteenth ranked SAP Vaucluse (13-16) 70-61 on Saturday evening. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 27-14. But CFBB won second period 15-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. SAP Vaucluse made 27-of-33 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game, while CFBB only scored eleven points from the stripe. They outrebounded CFBB 40-24 including 32 on the defensive glass. American point guard Deremy Geiger (180-90, college: Idaho, agency: Blacktop Management) nailed 20 points and 4 assists for the winning side and Lithuanian forward Darius Tarvydas (200-91) accounted for 12 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Theo Maledon (191-1) came up with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Ivan Fevrier (203-99) added 19 points respectively for CFBB in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. SAP Vaucluse have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Gries/Oberhoffen. Loser CFBB still closes the standings. SAP Vaucluse will meet at home Gries/Oberhoffen (#12) in the next round. CFBB will play against Saint Vallier (#11) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
SAP Vaucluse: D.Geiger 20+3reb+4ast, D.Tarvydas 12+10reb+3ast, D.Gana 9+4reb+2ast, R.Lopez 8+7reb+3ast, B.Pierard 5+1ast, B.Davis 5+4reb+3ast
CFBB: I.Fevrier 19+3reb, T.Maledon 14+5reb+4ast, N.Dorez 7+3reb+2ast, Y.Blanc 6+2reb+4ast, S.Briki 6+3reb+3ast, T.Bazille 6+5reb
gschID: 485014





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  FYR MACEDONIA  

Stats Leaders - Superleague

Points Per Game
 Devin BROOKS
  Ohrid AV
  (186-G-92)
  Avg: 26.3
 1. Brooks, Ohrid AV26.3 
 2. McNeaill, Kozuv19.6 
 3. Mijatovic, Kuman.18.9 
 4. Yanev Georgi., Koz.16.3 
 5. Tasovski, Rabotnicki16.3 
 6. Hawkins, Pelister.16.1 
 7. Jokic, Strumica15.5 
 8. Mijovic, Kozuv15.0 
 9. Zivcevic, Strumica15.0 
 10. Besovic, Strumica14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Milivoje MIJOVIC
  Kozuv
  (200-PF-91)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Mijovic, Kozuv10.8 
 2. Brooks, Ohrid AV9.5 
 3. Vasilic, Ohrid AV9.5 
 4. Andrejevic, Pelister.7.6 
 5. Shane, Ohrid AV7.3 
 6. Cekovski, Rabotnicki6.7 
 7. Golubovic, Pelister.6.3 
 8. Nikolovski, Feni I.6.2 
 9. Djekic, Feni I.6.1 
 10. Ibitayo, Vardar6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Vlado ILIEVSKI
  Rabotnicki
  (188-PG-80)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Ilievski, Rabotnicki6.7 
 2. Brooks, Ohrid AV6.5 
 3. Mirakovski, Rabot.4.9 
 4. Bogoev, Strumica4.8 
 5. Katnic, MZT Skopje4.5 
 6. Karadzovski, Kuman.4.5 
 7. McNeaill, Kozuv4.4 
 8. Kostovski, Kuman.4.2 
 9. Mladenovic, Ohrid A.4.0 
 10. Hawkins, Pelister.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Deji IBITAYO
  Vardar
  (193-G-93)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Ibitayo, Vardar3.1 
 2. Drenovac, MZT S.2.0 
 3. Brooks, Ohrid AV1.8 
 4. Brown, Kumanovo1.7 
 5. Mladenovic, Ohrid A.1.6 
 6. Robev, Vardar1.5 
 7. Jokic, Strumica1.5 
 8. Makenadziev, Strum.1.4 
 9. Zivcevic, Strumica1.3 
 10. Hall, Kozuv1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Kaylen SHANE
  Ohrid AV
  (208-C-93)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Shane, Ohrid AV2.3 
 2. Misanovic, Rabotnicki1.3 
 3. Ibitayo, Vardar1.1 
 4. Lalic, MZT Skopje1.0 
 5. Mladenovski, MZT S.1.0 
 6. Krstevski, Kozuv0.9 
 7. Maslinko, Rabotnicki0.8 
 8. Besovic, Strumica0.8 
 9. Djekic, Feni I.0.7 
 10. Zekjiri, Vardar0.7 


Nenad Dimitrijevic inks contract extension with Joventut - by Eurobasket News

Joventut Badalona and Nenad Dimitrijevic (187-PG-98) have agreed to a multi-year contract extension. The FYR Macedonia point guard has been playing in Badalona since 2012. He averages 4.7 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game in Liga Endesa this season. Nenad Dimitrijevic also played for Arenys in EBA. His stats read 19.3 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game there.


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  GEORGIA  

Geogian Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Corey ALLEN
  Mgzavrebi
  (185-PG-92)
  Avg: 18.4
 1. Allen, Mgzavrebi18.4 
 2. Miller, Sokhumi18.2 
 3. Shemosiuk, Batumi17.4 
 4. Lathan, Sokhumi17.3 
 5. Tsintsadze, Kutaisi17.2 
 6. Ransom, Mgzavrebi16.9 
 7. Rogava, Olimpi15.9 
 8. Jintcharadze, Bat.15.7 
 9. Berishvili, Dinamo T.15.1 
 10. Lezhava, Batumi14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FLORVEUS
  Cactus T.
  (211-C-90)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Florveus, Cactus T.12.7 
 2. Pelcher, Batumi10.9 
 3. Atuashvili, Rustavi9.4 
 4. Spagnolo, Rustavi9.1 
 5. Burnette, Olimpi8.9 
 6. Murphy, Mgzavrebi7.9 
 7. Bridgeman, Cactus T.7.9 
 8. Bekauri, Kutaisi7.8 
 9. Tishchenko, Sokhu.7.8 
 10. Patsatsia, Dinamo T.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Charlie LEE
  Rustavi
  (175-PG-92)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Lee, Rustavi6.2 
 2. Tsintsadze, Kutaisi6.0 
 3. Miller, Sokhumi5.8 
 4. Vaughn, Dinamo T.5.4 
 5. Ransom, Mgzavrebi4.6 
 6. Mikeladze, Olimpi4.5 
 7. Berishvili, Dinamo T.4.0 
 8. Tsivtsivadze, Mgzav.4.0 
 9. Pashaev, Kutaisi3.9 
 10. Lezhava, Batumi3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Corey ALLEN
  Mgzavrebi
  (185-PG-92)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Allen, Mgzavrebi3.2 
 2. Miller, Sokhumi2.8 
 3. Burnette, Olimpi2.6 
 4. Peters, Mgzavrebi2.3 
 5. Pkhakadze, Mgzav.2.2 
 6. Rogava, Olimpi2.1 
 7. Ransom, Mgzavrebi2.0 
 8. Crayton, Mgzavrebi1.8 
 9. Tsintsadze, Kutaisi1.8 
 10. Lathan, Sokhumi1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 John FLORVEUS
  Cactus T.
  (211-C-90)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Florveus, Cactus T.1.7 
 2. Bekauri, Kutaisi1.7 
 3. Atuashvili, Rustavi1.6 
 4. Bridgeman, Cactus T.1.5 
 5. Jgerenaia, Sokhumi1.4 
 6. Tubak, Kutaisi1.4 
 7. Pelcher, Batumi1.2 
 8. Rychlyuk, Sokhumi1.1 
 9. Murphy, Mgzavrebi1.1 
 10. Maravic, Dinamo T.0.9 


Superleague Round 22: Dinamo Tbilisi defeat Olimpi in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

Seventh-ranked Olimpi (7-14) gave a tough game to first ranked Dinamo Tbilisi (21-1) on Saturday. The visitors managed to secure only two-point victory 84-82. However their fans expected much easier game. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Olimpi. Dinamo Tbilisi made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Center Ilia Londaridze (205-89) scored 22 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international Levan Patsatsia (198-88, college: Troy) chipped in 9 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. At the losing side the former international guard Revaz Rogava (191-93) responded with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Dinamo Tbilisi have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 21-1 record. Olimpi at the other side keeps the seventh place with 14 games lost. Dinamo Tbilisi are looking forward to face Batumi (#5) at home in the next round. Olimpi will play against Energy Invest and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Important game to mention about took place in Batumi. Seventh ranked Batumi (8-14) saved a 3-point derby victory at home edging 8th ranked Mgzavrebi (6-16) 81-78 on Friday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Mgzavrebi. Ukrainian point guard Illya Shemosiuk (188-85) notched 26 points to lead the effort and Kakhaber Jintcharadze supported him with 21 points and 7 rebounds. Even 29 points and 8 rebounds (made all of his nine free throws !!!) by American point guard Kaheem Ransom (185, college: Sam Houston St.) did not help to save the game for Mgzavrebi. Batumi moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Cactus Tbilisi. Mgzavrebi at the other side stay at the bottom position with 16 games lost. Batumi will play against league's leader Dinamo Tbilisi on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Mgzavrebi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Cactus Tbilisi.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Rustavi. Third ranked host Energy Invest (13-9) smashed one of their biggest challengers Sokhumi (9-13) 88-69. Sergo Atuashvili fired a double-double by scoring 17 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Oleksandr Tishchenko produced 17 points for lost side. Sokhumi's coach Nugzar Cheishvili rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Energy Invest maintains third position with 13-9 record having eight points less than leader Dinamo Tbilisi. Loser Sokhumi keeps the fourth place with 13 games lost. Energy Invest will meet Olimpi (#7) in the next round. Sokhumi will play against the league's second-placed Kutaisi and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 22 Cactus Tbilisi lost to Kutaisi on the opponent's court 78-82.

Rustavi - Sokhumi 88-69

The game between Top Four teams took place in Rustavi. Third ranked host Energy Invest (13-9) smashed one of their biggest challengers Sokhumi (9-13) 88-69. Sokhumi was trailing by 7 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 34-14 charge of Energy Invest, which allowed them to win the game. Energy Invest outrebounded Sokhumi 42-26 including a 33-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Sokhumi's players. Center Sergo Atuashvili (223-85) fired a double-double by scoring 17 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Point guard Revaz Chachanidze (183-90) chipped in 23 points. Four Energy Invest players scored in double figures. Power forward Oleksandr Tishchenko (205-89) produced 17 points and American guard Dwayne Lathan (190-89, college: Indiana St.) added 14 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Sokhumi's coach Nugzar Cheishvili rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Energy Invest maintains third position with 13-9 record having eight points less than leader Dinamo Tbilisi. Loser Sokhumi keeps the fourth place with 13 games lost. Energy Invest will meet Olimpi (#7) in the next round. Sokhumi will play against the league's second-placed Kutaisi and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rustavi: R.Chachanidze 23+2reb+2ast, C.Kasperbauer 18+1reb+3ast, S.Atuashvili 17+15reb+4ast, M.Lewis-Briggs 12+6reb+2ast, T.Spagnolo 12+11reb+4ast, C.Lee 6+6reb+12ast
Sokhumi: O.Tishchenko 17+4reb+1ast, D.Lathan 14+5reb+2ast, M.Bokolishvili 11+1reb+2ast, D.Barbakadze 9+4reb+1ast, D.Zabirchenko 5+4reb+4ast, G.Jgerenaia 5+1reb+3ast
gschID: 540341


Olimpi - Dinamo Tbilisi 82-84

Seventh-ranked Olimpi (7-14) gave a tough game to first ranked Dinamo Tbilisi (21-1) on Saturday. The visitors managed to secure only two-point victory 84-82. However their fans expected much easier game. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Olimpi. Dinamo Tbilisi made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Center Ilia Londaridze (205-89) scored 22 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international Levan Patsatsia (198-88, college: Troy) chipped in 9 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. At the losing side the former international guard Revaz Rogava (191-93) responded with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and point guard Irakli Mikeladze (185-94) scored 15 points. Four Olimpi players scored in double figures. Dinamo Tbilisi have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 21-1 record. Olimpi at the other side keeps the seventh place with 14 games lost. Dinamo Tbilisi are looking forward to face Batumi (#5) at home in the next round. Olimpi will play against Energy Invest and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Dinamo Tbilisi: I.Londaridze 22+6reb, M.Tchotchua 17+3reb+2ast, M.Berishvili 15+7reb+1ast, N.Gogodze 11+3reb, L.Patsatsia 9+12reb+5ast, D.Vaughn 8+5reb+9ast
Olimpi: R.Rogava 22+5reb+4ast, I.Mikeladze 15+2reb+3ast, T.Burnette 14+4reb, W.Pitchford 10+2reb+2ast, L.Maskhulia 8+5reb, K.Tomaradze 7+5reb
gschID: 540340


Kutaisi - Cactus Tbilisi 82-78

Rather expected game when 5th ranked Cactus Tbilisi (8-14) was defeated on the road by second ranked Kutaisi (15-6) 82-78 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 11 points after three quarters before their 27-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. International point guard Giorgi Tsintsadze (192-86) fired 17 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Guard Levan Tsekvava (190-89) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds. Kutaisi's coach Kote Tugushi used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The former international swingman Beqa Chikviladze (196-91) produced 19 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and American guard Terik Bridgeman (198, college: William Pater.) added 12 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Five Kutaisi and four Cactus Tbilisi players scored in double figures. Defending champion maintains second position with 15-6 record having seven points less than leader Dinamo Tbilisi. Cactus Tbilisi lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with 14 games lost. They share the position with Batumi. Kutaisi will meet Sokhumi (#4) in the next round. Cactus Tbilisi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Mgzavrebi.
Top scorers:
Kutaisi: G.Tsintsadze 17+8reb+7ast, L.Tsekvava 16+6reb+2ast, A.Lomouri 13+2reb+1ast, G.Barbakadze 12+3reb, Z.Pashaev 11+1reb+2ast, B.Bekauri 5+7reb
Cactus Tbilisi: B.Chikviladze 19+9reb+5ast, I.Chlaidze 15+6reb+2ast, J.Florveus 12+7reb, T.Bridgeman 12+9reb+3ast, T.White 7+5reb+2ast, V.Baakashvili 7+1reb+2ast
gschID: 540339


Batumi - Mgzavrebi 81-78

Important game to mention about took place in Batumi. Seventh ranked Batumi (8-14) saved a 3-point derby victory at home edging 8th ranked Mgzavrebi (6-16) 81-78 on Friday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Mgzavrebi. Mgzavrebi was ahead by 3 points after three quarters before a 23-17 charge of Batumi, which allowed them to win the game. Ukrainian point guard Illya Shemosiuk (188-85) notched 26 points to lead the effort and international Kakhaber Jintcharadze (195-93) supported him with 21 points and 7 rebounds. Even 29 points and 8 rebounds (made all of his nine free throws !!!) by American point guard Kaheem Ransom (185, college: Sam Houston St.) did not help to save the game for Mgzavrebi. His fellow American import point guard Corey Allen (185-92, college: S.Florida) added 15 points and 5 rebounds for lost side. Batumi moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Cactus Tbilisi. Mgzavrebi at the other side stay at the bottom position with 16 games lost. Batumi will play against league's leader Dinamo Tbilisi on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Mgzavrebi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Cactus Tbilisi.
Top scorers:
Batumi: I.Shemosiuk 26+3reb+3ast, K.Jintcharadze 21+7reb+1ast, B.Lezhava 10+5reb+8ast, L.Revazashvili 9+5reb+1ast, N.Tenieshvili 6+3reb, I.Krivtsov 4+1reb
Mgzavrebi: K.Ransom 29+8reb+2ast, C.Allen 15+5reb+3ast, O.Pkhakadze 13+4reb+1ast, R.Murphy 7+12reb+2ast, A.Lominashvili 6+3ast, G.Tsirekidze 6+9reb+1ast
gschID: 540338





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  GERMANY  

Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Raymar MORGAN
  Ratiopharm
  (203-F/C-88)
  Avg: 19
 1. Morgan, Ratiopharm19.0 
 2. Knight, Jena18.7 
 3. Kikanovic, ALBA16.5 
 4. Odum, Wuerzburg16.0 
 5. Thompson, Telekom .15.9 
 6. Qvale, EWE Baskets15.8 
 7. Babb, Ratiopharm15.7 
 8. Ruoff, Goettingen15.7 
 9. Paulding, EWE B.15.6 
 10. Lewis, Bayreuth15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Owen KLASSEN
  Phoenix .
  (208-C/F-91)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Klassen, Phoenix .7.8 
 2. Plaisted, Phoenix .7.3 
 3. Cooley, Ludwigsb.7.2 
 4. Eatherton, Goett.7.2 
 5. Pierre, Braunsch.7.1 
 6. McGhee, Walter T.6.9 
 7. Marei, Bayreuth6.7 
 8. Morgan, Ratiopharm6.7 
 9. Searcy, Vechta6.6 
 10. Knight, Jena6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Walter T.
  (187-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Jordan, Walter T.8.3 
 2. Machado, Vechta8.2 
 3. Kramer, EWE B.6.6 
 4. Bell, Phoenix Hagen6.1 
 5. Hobbs, Ratiopharm5.9 
 6. Odum, Wuerzburg5.8 
 7. Siva, ALBA5.4 
 8. Hammonds, Ludwigsb.5.0 
 9. Sanders, Goettingen4.8 
 10. Ruoff, Goettingen4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Quantez ROBERTSON
  Fraport .
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Robertson, Fraport .2.7 
 2. Kramer, EWE B.2.5 
 3. Machado, Vechta2.0 
 4. Ruoff, Goettingen1.8 
 5. Scrubb, Giessen .1.8 
 6. Diggs, Bremerhaven1.8 
 7. Hobbs, Ratiopharm1.7 
 8. Stewart, Walter T.1.7 
 9. Siva, ALBA1.7 
 10. Redding, B.Mue.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Daniel THEIS
  Brose Bask.
  (204-PF-92)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Theis, Brose Bask.1.5 
 2. Kleber, B.Muenchen1.2 
 3. Groselle, Braunsch.1.2 
 4. Gamble, Telekom .1.1 
 5. Lane, Wuerzburg1.0 
 6. Qvale, EWE Baskets1.0 
 7. Plaisted, Phoenix .1.0 
 8. Southerland, Wuerz.0.9 
 9. Horton, Telekom .0.9 
 10. Ibekwe, Fraport .0.9 


Chris Hill (ex Hamburg) is a newcomer at Aspac - by Eurobasket News

M88 Aspac Jakarta (IBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old American swingman Chris Hill (203-90, college: De Paul). He was tried out recently at Hamburg Towers in German ProA. Hill also played that season for GIE Maile Matrix in U.S. semi-pro league UBA.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won TRBL Eastern Conference Regular Season in 2014. Hill was selected to Bolivian Libobasquet All-Star Game back in 2014.
He is quite experienced player. Hill has played also professionally in Bolivia (Cochabamba), Dominican Republic (Indios de San Francisco, Reales de La Vega and JH Rodriguez), TRBL (Cary Invasion and Johnston County) and ABA (S.Carolina W.).
He attended De Paul University until 2011 and it is his sixth season as a professional player.

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The Fraport Skyliners Juniors Live Another Day Forcing Another Do Or Die Game Beating Lok Bernau 76-61 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Even if they don't want to admit it, guys like Travis Thompson (185-G-91, college: Alaska-Anch.), Garai Zeeb or Konstantin Schubert will never forget the massive one sided drubbing they got last season in the playoffs as the Fraport Skyliners Juniors got hammered by Weissenhorn in game one by 69 points, but for some reason, the club has had a knack of rebounding back from tough situations as they came back strong rebounding from that massacre and winning two do or die games in a row and advancing to the pro B finals where they were swept by Ehingen. This season, they had a do or die game on the last game day beating the Giants Nordlingen in fine fashion as they were led by Isaac Bonga who celebrated his first professional triple double. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors slid into the Pro B playoffs with a 4 game winning streak and a lot of momentum, but that came to a crushing halt as they were brought down to reality as they faced top Pro B north team Lok Bernau losing 75-64. German wunderkind Isaac Bonga was close to another triple double as he finished with 10 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, but the overall team carelessness with taking care of the ball in the second half set their doom as they coughed up the ball 22 times while Lok Bernau has only 10 turnovers thus giving them 12 extra possessions. It was time for the Fraport Skyliners Juniors to rebound back again as they had another do or die situation, but they were at home in their own Basketball City Mainhatten living room and still had the memory of their big do or die win against the Giants Nordlingen two weeks ago and wanted to force another do or die game in Bernau and did setting the tone of the game early and breaking away in the second quarter and never looked back as the Frankfurt depth was too much for the Lok Bernau depth as the Fraport Skyliners Juniors brushed aside Lok Bernau 76-61. After the match, a content top scorer Travis Thompson was all smiles reminiscing about the big do or die win. 'We came out good early and rebounded well. We moved ball better and Isaac Bonga hit some three's. We were able to stop their run and were able to make our own run. We also hit many timely shots that helped us get this win', stressed Alaska native Travis Thompson. After the loss, 31 year old BBL veteran Robert Kulawick who played 294 games in the BBL showed his role model style carrying the water bottles to the locker room something that usually is reserved for the kids was very disappointed with the performance of his team. 'We slept at the start and didn't have the needed intensity which punished us to the end. I have to compliment my team for the comeback, but it came down to not getting stops and then Frankfurt coming back and hitting a three. I have to compliment Frankfurt for holding us to 61 points. They did a very good job', stressed 2010 Eurochallenge winner Robert Kulawick.

Already in game one in Berlin saw the reunion of two ex Campbellville (NAIA) teammates Rilwan Bakare and Jonas Boehm who played together in the 2011-2012 season and the American got revenge after losing last week end in Berlin. 'It was weird playing him again. After we were teammates and I got cut and at that point, I wasn't sure I would ever play professional basketball. I did finish school and start a professional career, but never thought we would meet again. We battled then in practice and now as opponents. Jonas is a good guy', stressed Rilwan Bakare. The first quarter was a very even affair, but Lok Bernau only had two leads first at 4-3 courtesy of a Pierre Bland lay in, but the Fraport Skyliners Juniors had their offense cooking early as they got everyone involved as young German Armin Trtovac scored in bunches barreling his way to the hoop in traffic connecting twice, 20 year old perfect German role player Jamine Knothe nailed home a trey and Chicago native Rilwan Bakare made a hook shot as Frankfurt led 12-7. Lok Bernau then had their first real good offensive run going on a 7-0 run to get their second and last lead of the game at 14-12. In the run, they got good production from Parker-Rivera with free throws, a trey from Florida native Pierre Bland and a runner from the wing from ex Giessen 46er Konstantin Kovalev. However basketball is and will always be a game of runs as Frankfurt closed out the first frame with a 7-0 run as they got all their points from 17 year old 205cm point guard Isaac Bonga who nailed free throws, dropped a trey and made a pretty left handed lay in as Frankfurt led 19-16. 'We came out strong and knew that we had to be ready as they are a very good team that have good players at every position. We rebounded very well which helped us though out the game', stressed Travis Thompson. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors were shooting 58% from the field and 33% from outside while Lok Bernau was shooting 26% from the field and 13% from outside. Frankfurt had the 11-7 rebound edge, but six turnovers while Lok Bernau had two turnovers.

In the second quarter, the Fraport Skyliners Juniors started to break away as they started to move the ball better and suddenly found more open shots against the once very aggressive defense. German Tim Oldenburg got Frankfurt on the board first with a back door lay in as German Garai Zeeb once again presented his keen eye for the teammate with the perfect feed. Frankfurt continued to produce on offense as Bonga continued to have the hot hand from the parking lot as he connected for two trey's and Stefan Ilzhoefer made a floater for the Frankfurt 29-20 advantage. Frankfurt then went on a 10-3run totally breaking open the game as they extended their lead to 39-23. Everything was falling in for Frankfurt as they had that ST Patricks Day luck while for Lok Bernau, they were suffering easy misses and more in and out's than head coach Rene Schilling wanted. In the run, Frankfurt was led by Travis Thompson who nailed two three's and had a lay in on the fast break as Bonga fed him with the pretty no look pass. Ilzhoefer presented the spectators with an acrobatic submarine lay in high off the glass that was the shot of the night. Lok Bernau rode into the break with buckets from German Robert Glockner and Kovalev, but Frankfurt led 42-27. 'They weren't switching as well anymore and we were able to move the ball better. We also got some three's from Bonga. He has spent extra time in the gym and has become a real option for us from outside', stressed Travis Thompson. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors were shooting an overwhelming 62% from the field and 47% form the three point line while Lok Bernau was shooting 28% from the field and 15% from the three point line. Frankfurt led the rebound battle 19-14, but had 10 turnovers while Lok Bernau had six turnovers.

The Fraport Skyliners Juniors defense rattled Lok Bernau in the first minutes of the thid quarter, but they came back going on a run and getting back into the game. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors came into the third quarter upping their defensive to an aggressive form that didn't suit Lok Bernau as they were denied in their first 7 possessions, but the guests didn't play too bad defense either as they stopped Frankfurt 5 times, but allowed a trey to Thompson and a runner to Ilzhoefer that gave Lok Bernau their biggest deficit of the night at 47-27. However Lok Bernau recovered well and got back into the game going on a crushing 13-3 run to cut the Frankfurt lead to 51-40. The run was started and sparked by 18 year old German guard Bennet Hundt from the bench who drilled home back to back trey's which was followed by a Parker-Rivera lay in. German big man Tim Schneider also supplied a three point bomb and alley-op tap in which was given from ex Braunschweig guard Robert Kulawick. Kulawick then had German Nino Valentic jumping up from the bench as he dropped a three as Frankfurt led by only 11 points. Thompson made a runner in the last seconds as the Fraport Skyliners Juniors led 53-41 after three quarters. 'They have a good team and eventually they were going to make a run. We did a good job standing our ground and we made ours. We have many young guys, but they are mature enough and we were able to hold their run and make ours', added Travis Thompson. 'We tried to pressure at the start of the third, but they carried their momentum over from the second quarter. We just stuck with them and came back step by step', said Robert Kulawick. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors were shooting 51% from the field and 41% from the parking lot while Lok Bernau was shooting 29% from the field and 24% from the parking lot. Frankfurt had the 29-27 rebound edge, but 14 turnovers while Lok Bernau had eight turnovers.

In the fourth quarter, Lok Bernau cut the Frankfurt lead down to as much as five, but couldn't get consistent stops on defense to annoy Frankfurt any more. Lok Bernau got the ball rolling with a 7-2 run to cut the Frankfurt lead to 55-48. A big Kovalev step back trey from the corner at the shot clock buzzer got Lok Bernau the needed self confidence to continue to score on offense, but a Thompson trey didn't hamper them on offense as they went on a vicious 5-0 as Bennet Hundt connected again from downtown and then they used their big weapon their fast break game as Bland fed Schneider for the huge two handed stuff. However then as so often has been the case this season, Frankfurt relied on their potent team basketball as they just wore down their guests going on a 8-2 run to extend their lead to 66-55. In the run, they got two deadly three pointers from Zeeb and Ilzhoefer. It didn't help that Lok Bernau got their fifth team foul which put them at the penalty and Frankfurt closed out the game with free throws from Zeeb, Thompson and Bonga held their nerves and made their free throws. 'We hit timely shots and closed out the game at the free throw line. We did a good job closing the lane with our bodies', expressed Travis Thompson. 'Frankfurt played a great game. They didn't let us play our game. Even when we cut the lead down to five in the fourth, they hit big shot after big shot to help them excel', added Timajh Parker-Rivera. Now it comes down to a do or die game in Bernau Tuesday. The question is how complete will the Fraport Skyliners Juniors be in terms of how many BBL license players will make the trip up north. For Robert Kulawick, it won't matter who comes, they will be ready. 'We have to play with more energy. We will prepare for as if all will be on board. We have to use our home court advantage', warned Robert Kulawick. 'For Frankfurt, it will be a game to see if they can survive the Lok Bernau home court. 'We are the eighth seed and have no expectations. The pressure will be on them', stressed Travis Thompson. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors were led by Travis Thompson with 23 points. Stefan Ilzhoefer produced 15 points while Isaac Bonga added 14 points. Lok Bernau was led by Pierre Bland with 14 points while Tim Schneider added 11 points. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors shot 50% from the field and 415 from outside while Lok Bernau shot 32% from the field and 25% from outside. Frankfurt won the rebound duel 38-34, but coughed up the ball 19 times while Lok Bernau did 10 times.



Jordan Talbert (PS Karlsruhe) Making Those Little Plays That Don't Show Up In the Box Score Is What I've Been Proud Of Most This Season - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Jordan Talbert (198-F-91, college: Missouri So.) is a 26 year old 198cm forward from Little Rock, Arkansas that is playing his third professional season and first with the PS Karlsruhe Lions. He came to Germany as a rookie in 2014 and played with the Giants TSV 1861 Noerdlingen (Germany-Regionalliga) playing 26 games: 21.6ppg, 9.6rpg, 3.2apg, 2.0spg, Blocks-4 (1.5bpg), FGP: 51.7%, 3PT: 28.9%, FT: 78.4%. He played his college career at Missouri SO (NCAA2) from 2010-2014 and as a senior played 31 games averaging 11.7ppg, 7.4rpg, 2.9apg, 1.1spg, 1.7bpg, FGP: 44.8%, 3PT: 37.0%, FT: 70.1%. Last season with Nordlingen he tore up the Pro B averaging 17.5ppg, Reb-1 (11.0rpg), 2.4apg, 1.7spg, Blocks-5 (1.5bpg), FGP: 48.5%, 3PT: 27.5%, FT: 73.4%. He spoke to eurobasket before the start of the 2017 playoff series against

Jordan thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. 2017 is n ow in it's third month. Did you make any news year resolutions or are you more the guy that doesn't believe in that?

No I didn't make any resolutions. I'm not big on those things. I think if there's any change that I feel is necessary then it should be made at the moment of realization. No reason to wait until the start of the year.

How long did it take to digest the bitter 76-49 loss against the kids of FC Bayern Munich? How can a loss like that occur shortly before the playoffs?

Not long at all. We locked up the number 1 seed for the playoffs which really took the motivation out of the team going into the game. We got caught looking forward to playoffs, it came back and punched us in the mouth.


Teams want to roll into the playoffs or playdowns with some force. Do you feel like PS Karlsruhe will be ready when game one with the Rostock SeaWolves comes around?

We've all been looking forward to the playoffs for a long time. I think we're hungrier right now than any other point in the season. Our goal was not to finish the regular season number 1 but to end the post season in that position.


It was a tale of two seasons for PS Karlsruhe. After losing the first game to Frankfurt, you were unstoppable with a 10 game winning streak, but then up and down with a 6-6 record. What happened with this team from December until now?

Injuries and additions. We made some adjustments mid way through that we thought can help us in the long run. Now that we're settled in I think we're ready to make a playoff push.


How much of a factor was the injury to German Deon Mcduffie during the up and down play? Would the team have had a few more wins with him in the lineup?

It was huge losing him for the month that he was out. Everyone has their role on our team, each one just as important as the next. When we lose any player the team suffers as a whole.


The defense was pretty solid except for two loses against Leverkusen and Wurzburg. What tweaks will the team have to make to play successful defense consistently in the playoffs?

Our focus is what needs to increase. Our effort and toughness is always there, just our focus on the details during key moments is what we plan on fixing during the playoffs.


Do you feel as though teams figured you out a bit better and began to scout better the second time around especially how to contain you, Parker and Borekambi better during certain phases of the game?

No I don't think that. I don't think anyone has done more damage to us than we have done to ourselves. Our lack of effectiveness throughout the second part of the season is on us.


Which PS Karlsruhe player are you most proud of that has worked very hard and been the most improved this season ?

There's not one player I can single out. We've all put in a lot of work this season to get to this point. Now we're just focused on finishing the job.


Your playing a very solid and consistent season. You stated in our last interview that there is less focus on you and you don't need to score as much. What areas in your game have improved this season?

I've think my game without the ball has improved. Finding ways to have an effect on the game whether it's screening to get a teammate open, helping out on defense, or rebounds in traffic. Making those little plays that don't show up in the box score is what I've been proud of.


Except for a 3/5 shooting day from outside against Weissenhorn you have struggled from there as you are 2/21 in your previous six games. Will you focus more on your shooting during practices during the playoffs?

I'm just going to continue doing what I do and playing my game. I try not to overthink things. My confidence in my shot is still high despite the slump I always think the next game can be a breakout game.

You meet the Rostock SeaWolves in the first round of the playoffs. What kind of series can we await and what will be key to advancing?

I'm not sure what kind of series it will be. I don't know much about the team yet. Getting more familiar with them as game day approaches but I do expect that the Lions will come to the game ready to play.


A shocking news story in that top Pro B player Aaron Nelson has left the Dragons Rhondorf leaving a huge 23/12 void in their playdown journey. With teams like Lich, Leipzig and Nordlingen fighting to stay in the league, has Rhondorf secured their ticket down to the Regionalliga?

I'm not sure. Maybe they have players that's been waiting for their opportunity and now they have it. It'll sure be a challenge for them.


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

I think it's incredible. Another amazing stat about the performance is that he only made around 10 dribbles during the game. In our generation it's very rare to find players that are effective without dominating the ball each play.

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?

Yes stat wise him and Harden are on another level. But stats doesn't make them the best players in the league in my opinion. The team success also plays a huge role. Kwahi Leonard is just as much as an MVP candidate as the other two considering his teams success and what he does on both ends of the floor.


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

I think it's taken so long because it so easy to score 10 points in the NBA. Out of all the statistics there are to get double figures in, scoring is the easiest one to do.


What was the last movie that you saw?

The Wood.

Thanks Jordan for the chat,



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Tema Youth wins second straight as Adenta gets first win in ABL - by Yaw Mintah

Tema Youth has won back to back games to start life in the 2017 season of the Accra Basketball League (ABL) Men's Division I following a 72-65 win over Ghana Navy in a physical game played at the Lebanon House Court in Tudu.

The game's physicality called on officials to halt proceedings on several occasions as players from both sides took turns getting to the free throw line. Tema however, ended the third quarter with a 52-48 lead but Shooting Guard Jonathan Walker fouled out of the game to leave slightly shorthanded on the offensive side. Trips to free throw line became more frequent in the final quarter but it was Tema who profited more to clinch the win.

The win comes just days after beating defending champions Braves of Customs 84-78 in overtime in a clash between Ghana's biggest club sides.

DC Dynamics woes continue as the second game of the round had the Dansoman side lose 38-55 to Adenta Leopards who were making their debut in the competition. Last year's seventh placed side lost the opening minutes of the first quarter and ultimately the game.

DC trailed 12-2 in the early minutes and despite fighting hard in the third quarter to offset a 15-30 point deficit, Leopards held on to diffuse the spark and win its debut game in the elite division following promotion from Division II.

In the women's division, University of Ghana beat Tudu Galaxy 33-29 and Braves of Customs beat Fire Service 46-26.




Accra Technical University seals quarterfinal spot in UPAC Championship - by Yaw Mintah

Record winners of the Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship, Accra Technical University (ATU) have qualified to the quarterfinals of the tournament following an unbeaten campaign in Zone E of this year's edition.

ATU beat Wisconsin International University College 39-21 in the opening game before dismantling Central University 42-25 and Pentecost University College 51-25 in subsequent games to claim the zone's top spot that sends them to the next stage of the competition.

Central University's two wins translated into a second place finish while Wisconsin finished third and the winless Pentecost ranked bottom in the standings. ATU joins All Nations University College, Marshalls University College, University of Cape-Coast and University of Ghana in the quarter finals.

The remaining spots will be filled by teams from Zones F and G on March 22. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) headline the respective groups.

Two time winners ATU lost out on a third title in Ghana's most prestigious tertiary basketball Championship following a 44-45 loss to University of Ghana in an intense final game.




Rennes tab Asenso Ampim - by Eurobasket News

NM1 newcomer Union Rennes Basket 35 inked 29-year old American (has also Ghanian passport) small forward Asenso Ampim (203-105kg-88, college: Columbia, agency: Octagon Europe). He started the season at BC Siauliai in Lithuanian LKL league. In 13 games he averaged 11.2ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1spg this season. Ampim also played 3 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 9.3ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.7apg and 2.7spg. The last season he played at Quimper UJAP. In 6 NM1 games he recorded 10.8ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.3apg. Ampim's team made it to the Baltic League Final Four.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com Estonian League All-Imports Team award back in 2014.
Ampim is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Ampim has played previously professionally in Finland (Tampereen Pyrinto), Lebanon (Beirut), South Korea (Samsung Thunders) and Estonia (TLU/Kalev).
He attended Columbia University until 2012 and it is his fifth season in pro basketball.

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Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Dezmine WELLS
  Doxa L.
  (196-G-92)
  Avg: 16.8
 1. Wells, Doxa L.16.8 
 2. Brown, Koroivos16.3 
 3. Starks, Koroivos15.4 
 4. Barlow, Trikalla14.6 
 5. Cummings, Aris13.6 
 6. Hall, Koroivos13.4 
 7. Gotcher, Koroivos13.4 
 8. Fitzpatrick, AGOR13.0 
 9. Releford, Kolossos.12.8 
 10. Robert, AGOR12.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Keith CLANTON
  PAOK
  (205-C/F-90)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Clanton, PAOK9.7 
 2. Morgan, Kymis9.0 
 3. Basabe, Doxa L.8.9 
 4. Biruta, Trikalla7.0 
 5. Fitzpatrick, AGOR6.7 
 6. Hall, Koroivos6.7 
 7. Singleton, Panathin.6.4 
 8. Toutziarakis, Kymis6.4 
 9. Faye, Promitheas6.3 
 10. Evans, Lavrio6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Ken BROWN
  Koroivos
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Brown, Koroivos7.3 
 2. Spanoulis, Olympiacos5.5 
 3. Calathes, Panathin.5.4 
 4. Starks, Koroivos4.9 
 5. Young, Lavrio4.8 
 6. Scott, Doxa L.4.3 
 7. Talton, AGOR4.1 
 8. Blassingame, Promi.3.9 
 9. El-Amin, Kymis3.9 
 10. Ukic, AEK Athens3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Shannon SCOTT
  Doxa L.
  (186-PG-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Scott, Doxa L.2.0 
 2. Brown, Koroivos1.8 
 3. Young, Lavrio1.7 
 4. Xanthopoulos, Aris1.7 
 5. Hickey, Apollon .1.7 
 6. Releford, Kolossos.1.6 
 7. Singleton, Panathin.1.6 
 8. Gotcher, Koroivos1.5 
 9. Caffey, Trikalla1.3 
 10. Ivanovic, AEK A.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Jito KOK
  Lavrio
  (206-C-94)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Kok, Lavrio1.5 
 2. Johnson, Promi.1.4 
 3. Clanton, PAOK1.3 
 4. Buckner, Aris1.2 
 5. Kavvadas, Aris1.1 
 6. Orton, Kymis1.1 
 7. Jackson, Aris1.1 
 8. Raines, Apollon .1.1 
 9. Milutinov, Olympiacos1.1 
 10. Kravic, AGOR1.0 


To Lojeski or ..Not? - by Dimitris Katsionis

Olympiakos is sticking to their favorite contract renewal tactic for another key-player of the team in the case of Matt Lojeski. Are the Reds playing with fire or are they simply not too interested?

So, the Lojeski file An asset for Olympiacos' game, a contract that expires An issue I've wanted to talk for a while now on a more formal basis in order to exchange opinions and approach the case realistically as much as possible by chucking the veil of subjectivity (which, in any case, is there) regarding what is defined as the 'right path' and 'rationalism'. I'm going to start by speaking my own thoughts out loud, simply as an opportunity for every reader to make their own argument on what is Olympiacos supposed to do with this very important player.

Just a reminder that in this year'sELthe 32-year-oldG/Fhas 10.4PTS (57.5% 2PT-42.4%-82,4% FT) 3.2 REB, 1.6 AST, 0.5 STL, 1.0 TO 21.3.

Thoughts...

-Lojeski is 32 years old. His aim is the 'good' contract of his career. He must get paid- and paid he will be- whether by Olympiakos or someone else. He has worked for that and now the time has come to reap the fruits of his work and patience. Any negotiation will start on a 2-year basis, which makes sense considering his age

-He wants to stay in Piraeus. He clearly stated that. Both he and his family like it there. Athens is their city now This is the same person who stayed for 6 years in Belgium, 4 of which in Ostend. He prefers stability over change or moving. This is important. Some professionals (Americans in particular, especially in this profession) do not hesitate to travel around the globe following the money ('when you play away from home, you want to earn as much as possible' is a line I have heard by many). Some others do.

-Deep in his heart he is expecting a phone call right now. Ideally he would have preferred if he had already renewed with an amount (lower but still) close to what he believes he deserves. He is not the type of professional to sit on his contract. A classic example of the Wisconsin sport society, he carries this Hard working-Soft speaking style, which many athletes of this region with a career in professional sports carry. He commits. He will not get complacent.

-A little after the beginning of season 2014-15, the Reds approached the American wingand renewed for two more years his contract that was to expire in the summer of 2015. Back then Olympiacos redeemed the 350,000 ticket with multiple benefits in the court. A great G/Ffor whom only Maccabi had expressed real interest during his last season in Ostend (the first 'big' team that really got interested in Matt).

Both his game and his character (inside and outside of the court) were a perfect match in the Olympiacos environment. Lojeski now knows precisely what to do in the court. I personally enjoy watching him He is one of the most effective players by playing on the weak side of the offense, not due to his shooting abilities, but because he has a broad range of options most of which stem from his ability to play with the ball and to create even late in a play, by going deep and exploring the defense with an effectiveness met in better creators. His attitude in Close outoffense is clearly the third pillar of the Reds' half-court offense with Spanoulis's PnR and Printezis's Post ups. What Lojeski brings to the table is a polished pull up jumper, good drive, ability to cut through the defense with a bounce pass or even make it chase, with a skip pass over everyone's head.

- Lojeski is one of the best shooters in Europe today and in recent years. Olympiacos's management have externalized their thought, going as far as calling him 'the best shooter in Europe', however, sometimes spontaneity is a bad advisor since it has now built up the expectation that he should be paid as such.. In 2013, Real Madrid (Olympiacos main competitor every year, different budget, but same goals) gave a four-year contract to the then30-year-old Jaycee Carroll and last year (the third year of the agreement) extended it until 2019. That means that they invest in a well-trained player of a certain making, that theywant to keep him in Madrid until he is 36. Carroll is there since 2011. Lojeski, like Carroll, made his big step in the highest Euroleague level when he was 28. These kind of shooters have their way of surviving for long in this level, especially with the current need for such players. Lojeski does not have Carroll's aggressiveness, who greatly trusts his hands and fights like a lion when the game has turned into a roulette, with the value of this characteristic being expressed persuasively and repeatedly in cases where Real is on the ropes. However, Olympiacos'sG/F, who this year will be four years in the team, can do other things better than Real's Mormon. His game is a 'constant' for the Greek champions. And in a year where Spanoulis will reach 35, the team will need more evenings such 'constants' to lean on

-Lojeski is not one of the three best SF in Euroleague today. Darius Miller, for example, is a much more complete player. Hanga's package is more influential within the four lines. He does not transform like 'Daniel Day Lewis' Bogdan Bogdanovic (G/F) does, from a Defensive Stopperwho will chase Spanoulis into Spanoulis himself the next minute in court. The the Belgian national team international is close to this elite but not quite there. Somewhere close to the statusofKC Rivers,who is younger, does not have Lojeski's talent in transition or close out offense, but plays better defense and holds a Euroleague trophy. He is an excellent third choice in the offense of a top-team, and the great adaptability of his game (he comfortably stands against a half-court offense a la Brose as well as against an up tempo base such as Real or Baskonia) may open more doors for him in the market.

If necessary, can Olympiacos replace Lojeski?

They certainly can. Of course, they will once again go back to looking for the 'bargain', which comes with a certain risk, but they have proven to have the know-how to do so to a certain degree. Realistically speaking, the chances to find an addition as good in every level as Lojeski are not great, but they exist. Olympiacos has lost (due to this tactic) players such as Hines and Sloukas (in this case the loss wasn't one of a mainly financial nature) in recent years. But they have managed to replace them to a considerable degree by staying faithful to their own plan that includes a specific financial policy. There are several players of 350-400 thousands out there who can bring elements from the Lojeski package to the team. This (together with the successful choices of recent years) is the biggest bargaining chip the Reds have in this case. The Olympiacos of the strong domestic core, of the inviolable hierarchy and the persistence of the principles of this particular philosophy will remain strong even without Lojeski. But at this level, the difference is in the details. From the locker room to the court... And Lojeski's package has several of these details that make Olympiacos solid and at the same time 'lethal' in order to remain up there in recent years. Based on the current picture of the roster (and given that logic under no circumstances dictates many changes of persons in the summer), I reject the idea that the Reds will move into the next season exclusively with the pair of Papanikolaou-Papapetrou in '3' without a wing who can shoot and play with the ball, giving Lojeski's foreign-player spot to a PF. In such an event, their offense will be more limited..On the other hand, with the American/Belgian in a more mature age and in a more specific role (shootingspecialist+minutes in '2' where Spanoulis will need more protection) the Red-Whites will be able to give Papapetrou more minutes more safely, upgrading the time and role of the Greek forward.

I have the feeling that if Olympiacos is willing to renew Lojeski, he will seek to close the deal by offering 1.5 (maybe a bit more) million in total for a two-year contract, and start negotiating from a number significantly lower, in order to reach an agreement. On the other hand, the player will start negotiating from 1.7-1.75 million euros for a minimum two-year deal. He knows well that he can get more money if he places himself in the market, and get offers from good clubs with high goals. However, if the financial issue was his only priority, we would not be having this conversation. It would be extremely difficult for the player to stay with Olympiacos. It's possible that within the month (before the EL playoffs) the Reds will approach the 32-year -old sharpshooter mainly to express their interest to stay with the team. I believe that the number they have in mind is very specific, whether they approach him now, or in the summer. Now, i.e. during the season, it's not the best of decision to play negotiation poker, and the 'moving the contact point' game, as an initial rejection in an offer he does not consider to reflect his value, may mess with his mind, reflect on his game, and affect his team. Lojeski is much better than many of the players that are paid over a million euros (or close to that) around Europe. However, he will not get close to that number with Olympiacos. If they really want to keep the player at Piraeus, the approach and the willingness to make a final offer close to the amount I mentioned above as a starting offer for the player will play a major role. From what we can gather so far, it seems that Olympiacos will wait until the end of the season to reassess the situation. However, it may be too late then...

It is a thin line, that much is understandable. Olympiacos must renew Lojeski. Most of all, though, they must renew him at the right price..



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A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ivan LILOV
  Szedeak
  (194-SG-88)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Lilov, Szedeak20.3 
 2. Govens, Falco KC20.2 
 3. Bojic, Jaszberenyi19.7 
 4. Pacher, Vasas18.8 
 5. Vojvoda, Szolnok18.2 
 6. Djerasimovic, KTE-D.17.6 
 7. Sejfic, PVSK P.17.0 
 8. Tiby, Atomeromu16.8 
 9. Johnson, Sopron KC16.7 
 10. Frazier, Kaposvari16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matt TIBY
  Atomeromu
  (203-F/C-92)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Tiby, Atomeromu9.3 
 2. Hendlein, Kaposvari9.1 
 3. Pacher, Vasas8.2 
 4. Szabo, ZTE K.8.2 
 5. Sejfic, PVSK P.8.1 
 6. Sihota, MAFC7.8 
 7. Drungilas, ZTE K.7.5 
 8. Ivosev, KTE-Duna7.4 
 9. Bojic, Jaszberenyi7.3 
 10. Poscic, MAFC7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Emanuel UBILLA
  ZTE K.
  (188-PG-86)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Ubilla, ZTE K.8.2 
 2. Battle, Atomeromu7.9 
 3. Boltic, Szedeak7.6 
 4. Taylor, Vasas7.5 
 5. Petty, Kormend6.3 
 6. Nelson, PVSK P.6.3 
 7. Threatt, Sopron KC6.2 
 8. Wisseh, Kaposvari6.1 
 9. Johnson, Sopron KC6.1 
 10. Govens, Falco KC6.0 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Sopron KC
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Johnson, Sopron KC2.6 
 2. Arrington, Jaszbere.2.4 
 3. Stamenkovic, Jaszbere.2.2 
 4. Frazier, Kaposvari2.1 
 5. Smith, MAFC2.0 
 6. Petty, Kormend1.9 
 7. Smith-Jr, Kormend1.8 
 8. Boltic, Szedeak1.8 
 9. Pongo, KTE-Duna1.6 
 10. Lilov, Szedeak1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Malik COOKE
  Kaposvari
  (201-F-89)
  Avg: 1
 1. Cooke, Kaposvari1.0 
 2. Keller, Alba0.9 
 3. Zigeranovic, Falco K.0.8 
 4. Andric, Szolnok0.8 
 5. Benke, ZTE K.0.8 
 6. Juhos, Szedeak0.8 
 7. Hendlein, Kaposvari0.8 
 8. Wright, Vasas0.8 
 9. Turner, Falco KC0.7 
 10. Simms, Kaposvari0.7 


Hungarian A Division round 23 best performance: Adomas Drungilas - by Eurobasket News

Lithuanian Center Adomas Drungilas (203-C-90) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for ZTE KK, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 23.
The 26-year old player had a double-double of 23 points and 12 rebounds, while his team beat MAFC (#14, 3-20) 86-80. ZTE KK maintains the 6th position in Hungarian A Division. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. ZTE KK will need more victories to improve their 14-9 record. Drungilas turned to be ZTE KK's top player in his first season with the team. Adomas Drungilas has solid league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (7th best: 7.5rpg) and averages impressive 62.9% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 35-year old American Ronnie Taylor (187-PG-81, agency: Octagon Europe) of Vasas. Taylor had a very good evening with 27 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Bad luck as Vasas lost that game 88-96 to the higher-ranked Szolnok (#5, 15-8). Vasas is still in a red zone at 13th spot in the standings. 19 lost games are too many comparing to just four victories Vasas managed to get this year. Taylor is a newcomer at Vasas, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was Serbian forward Tomislav Ivosev (204-F-90, agency: 011 Sports) of KTE-Duna (#10). Ivosev scored 26 points and grabbed ten rebounds. He was a key player of KTE-Duna, leading his team to a 90-84 win against slightly higher-ranked Sopron KC (#9, 11-13). The chances of KTE-Duna ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 13 games, recording just ten victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Ivosev could help KTE-Duna to bring them higher in the standings. Ivosev has a great season in Hungary. After 21 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.4rpg (8th best). Tomislav Ivosev has also Hungarian passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Brian Williams (196-G/F-92) of Jaszberenyi - 32 points and 6 rebounds
5. Ismet Sejfic (208-C-93) of PVSK Pannon - 23 points and 14 rebounds
6. Ryan Watkins (206-C/F-91) of Atomeromu - 23 points and 12 rebounds
7. Roland Hendlein (206-F/C-86) of Kaposvari - 12 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Sam Thompson (201-F-92) of Vasas - 20 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Winsome Frazier (193-F/G-82) of Kaposvari - 28 points and 7 rebounds
10. Terry Allen (203-F-93) of Kormend - 26 points and 5 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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D1 Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Hamar and Valur record victories - by Eurobasket News

Hamar - Fjolnir 114-110

Hamar outlasted Fjolnir at home court to even the series at 1-1. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 30-20 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Hamar forced 24 Fjolnir turnovers. 33 personal fouls committed by Fjolnir helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Chris Woods (195-89, college: Pfeiffer) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 29 points, 17 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. Guard Erlendur Stefansson (190-95, college: Black Hills St.) contributed with 28 points for the winners. Guard Robert Sigurdsson (187-94) replied with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 8 rebounds and 12 assists and American Marques Oliver (201-91, college: Delaware St.) added 18 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Fjolnir. Four Hamar and five Fjolnir players scored in double figures. Fjolnir's coach Hjalti Vilhjalmsson tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Fjolnir: R.Sigurdsson 20+8reb+12ast, E.Egilsson 18+1reb+1ast, M.Oliver 18+14reb+6ast, C.Pryor 17+5reb+1ast, H.Vilhjalmsson 11+3reb+3ast, B.Rikhardsson 9+6reb+1ast
Hamar: C.Woods 29+17reb+7ast, E.Stefansson 28+4reb+1ast, H.Petursson 17+5reb, O.Sigurdarson 15+4reb+1ast, R.Erlingsson 9+4reb, S.Hrafnsson 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 539908


Breidablik - Valur 85-90

Valur upset Breidablik on the road to take 2-0 lead. The guests were already 21 points ahead at halftime and as many as 24 after three quarters before a 31-12 last quarter charge of Breidablik cut the lead to 90-85 at the end of the game. Valur players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. They brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. American forward Urald King (198-90, college: SE Oklahoma) had a double-double by scoring 26 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks to lead the charge for the winners and naturalized American guard Austin Bracey (190-90) chipped in 27 points and 5 assists during the contest. American guard Tyrone Garland (185-92, college: La Salle) responded with 17 points, 7 rebounds, 9 assists and 5 steals and forward Egill Vignisson (198-91) scored 18 points and 8 rebounds. Four Breidablik players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Breidablik: E.Vignisson 18+8reb+1ast, T.Garland 17+7reb+9ast, S.Vignisson 17+2reb+2ast, R.Ragnarsson 12+3reb, L.Arnason 9+4reb, K.Kjartansson 6+4reb+2ast
Valur: A.Bracey 27+3reb+5ast, U.King 26+13reb+5ast, S.Sturluson 21+4reb+2ast, O.Petursson 6+4reb+5ast, I.Audunsson 4+7reb+2ast, S.Stefansson 3
gschID: 539907





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  INDIA  


Indian UBA All-Star Game 2017 Rosters - by Igor Obradovic

South Division All-Star Team

Mak Boskailo
Boskailo

Vishesh Bhriguvanshi
Bhriguvanshi

Siddhant Shinde
Shinde

Rikin Pethani
Pethani

Pierre Newton
Newton


1 Agu Chukwunanu of Chennai Slam
12 Palpreet Brar of Bengaluru Beast
21 Mak Boskailo (206-F) of Hydrabad Sky
25 Narender Grewal of Pune Peshwas
53 Vishesh Bhriguvanshi (192-G-91) of Bengaluru Beast
2 Mahesh Padmanabhan of Hydrabad Sky
3 Chris Solomon (191-G-90) of Bengaluru Beast
4 Ramesh Kumar of Delhi Capitals
8 Tevin Kelly of Hydrabad Sky
15 Siddhant Shinde (180-PG-91) of Pune Peshwas
36 Rikin Pethani (203-C-90) of Chennai Slam
40 Jairam Jat of Chennai Slam
3 Pierre Newton (196-G-93) of Pune Peshwas

North Division All-Star Team

Ronald March
March

Alex Scales
Scales

DeSean Mattox
Mattox

Inderbir Gill
Gill

Eban Hyams
Hyams


5 Ronald March (196-G-93) of Delhi Capitals
6 Jagdeep Bains of Mumbai Challengers
8 Alex Scales (192-G-78) of Mumbai Challengers
12 DeSean Mattox (185-G) of Haryana Gold
33 Dermaine Crockrell (185-G-89) of Punjab Steelers
7 Muin Bek of Delhi Capitals
18 Inderbir Gill (193-F-87) of Mumbai Challengers
19 Eban Hyams (196-G-81) of Haryana Gold
22 Jimmy Scroggins of Mumbai Challengers
24 Nikhil Kumar of Mumbai Challengers
1 Anil Anil of Delhi Capitals
51 Janbandhu Vinay of Delhi Capitals



First UBA All-Star Game a flamboyant dunk-fest, delighting a sellout crowd as North Division All-Stars defeat South Division All-Stars - by Eurobasket News

The UBA Season 4 wound up to a close with a bang with the very first UBA All-Star Game as the North Division All-Stars took on the South Division All-Stars in an exhibition contest. The match was a barn burner from start to finish as the superstars put on an exhibition unlike any seen in India. Slam Dunks were aplenty on both ends as the players gave the crowd plenty to roar for. After a season which saw the teams battle each other with fierce competitiveness, the All-Star Game was the perfect way to cap off the season as players from different teams came together to elevate the game higher and entertain the crowd. In the end, North Division All-Stars came out on top by besting South Division All-Stars 163-155. The North Division All-Stars started with a lineup of Ronald March (196-G-93, college: Philander Smith), Jagdeep Bains, Alex Scales (192-G-78, college: Oregon), De'Sean Mattox (185-G, college: E.Oregon) and Dermaine Crockrell (185-G-89, college: Bemidji St.). The South Division All-Stars fielded a lineup of Agu, Palpreet Brar, Mak Boskailo (206-F, college: Harding), Narender Grewal and Vishesh Bhriguvanshi. An All-Star game is meant to be an exhibition of the players' skills and they didn't disappoint as they threw down thunderous dunks and high-flying alley-oops which raised the roof throughout the contest. The first few seconds set the tone for the game as Vishesh lobbed an alley-oop to Mak right after tip-off. It wasn't long before all the players were flying across the court with smiles on their faces as they put on a show. The high fliers lived above the rim and the ground bound players put on a dribbling exhibition. At the end of the first quarter, South Division All Stars held a 48-35 lead over North Division All-Stars. South Division All-Stars were led by 13 points from Tevin Kelly, 8 from Mak Boskailo, and 6 each from Narender Grewal and Siddhant Shinde. North Division All-Stars were led by 8 points from Ronald March and 6 points from De'Sean Mattox. The second quarter gave the crowd more of the same as the players speeded the game up even more. By the end of the first half North Division All-Stars led South Division All-Stars 80-79. At halftime, the talented rapper Raftaar entertained the sellout crowd. After which the world renowned artist Vilas Nayak painted a masterpiece of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the delight of the crowd. In the third quarter, Ronald March began to separate himself from the rest of the performers with his high-flying dunks as he soared into the air time and time again for powerful dunks. At the end of the third quarter, South Division All-Stars led North Division All-Stars 124-114. Dermaine Crockrell had a number of crowd pleasing dunks as well. The fourth quarter saw more of the same as the teams battled it out with the clock winding down. In the final minute, UBA CEO and Chairman Tommy Fisher subbed in for a couple of possessions, displaying his true passion for the sport. India's legendary sharpshooter Ram Kumar (now coach of Pune Peshwas) also got a pass on the sidelines as he put up a shot from distance. At the end of the contest, three players finished with over 40 points. The North Division All-Stars put on a strong run in the final minutes as they pulled away to defeat South Division All-Stars 163-155. North Division All-Stars were led by 47 points from Ronald March who put on a dunking clinic and took home the international player of the game honors. All the Indian players were awarded the Indian player of the game honors in this unique expression of the beauty of basketball.
Courtesy of: ubaindia.com




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  INDONESIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Dom WILLIAMS
  Aspac
  (180-PG-)
  Avg: 27.6
 1. Williams, Aspac27.6 
 2. Jones, Hang Tuah27.5 
 3. Barfield, NSH G.27.2 
 4. Peterson, Bima P.25.7 
 5. Jacobs, NSH G.25.6 
 6. Corbin, Bima P.24.9 
 7. Crump, Satya W.22.7 
 8. Loiselle, Pacific .22.6 
 9. White, Pelita Jaya22.6 
 10. Seagers, Pacific .21.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andre SMITH
  Hang Tuah
  (208-C-)
  Avg: 16.1
 1. Smith, Hang Tuah16.1 
 2. Barfield, NSH G.15.1 
 3. Maxey, Satya W.14.4 
 4. Loiselle, Pacific .13.4 
 5. Brand, JNE B.13.2 
 6. White, Pelita Jaya13.1 
 7. Henderson-N., Aspac11.1 
 8. Peterson, Bima P.10.7 
 9. Gunawan, Garuda10.7 
 10. McKinney, CLS K.10.6 
Assists Per Game
 David SEAGERS
  Pacific .
  (188-G-88)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Seagers, Pacific .6.3 
 2. Wuysang, CLS K.6.2 
 3. Jacobs, NSH G.5.8 
 4. Smith, Hang Tuah5.3 
 5. Loiselle, Pacific .4.9 
 6. Singleton, JNE B.4.8 
 7. Williams, Aspac4.4 
 8. Purwanto, Hang T.4.4 
 9. Dhyaksa, Aspac4.2 
 10. Hardianus, Satria M.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Tyrell CORBIN
  Bima P.
  (184-PG-92)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Corbin, Bima P.2.9 
 2. Seagers, Pacific .2.5 
 3. Smith, Hang Tuah2.4 
 4. Jewell, Satria Muda2.2 
 5. Wisnu, Satria Muda2.1 
 6. Grays, Pelita Jaya2.0 
 7. Hardianus, Satria M.2.0 
 8. Singleton, JNE B.1.8 
 9. Barfield, NSH G.1.8 
 10. White, Pelita Jaya1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Nate MAXEY
  Satya W.
  (211-C-92)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Maxey, Satya W.5.1 
 2. Brand, JNE B.3.5 
 3. Ware, Garuda2.2 
 4. Peterson, Bima P.2.0 
 5. Ruslan, NSH G.1.8 
 6. Loiselle, Pacific .1.6 
 7. Sitepu, Satria M.1.2 
 8. White, Pelita Jaya1.1 
 9. Kosasih, Aspac1.0 
 10. Jacobs, NSH G.0.9 


Chris Hill (ex Hamburg) is a newcomer at Aspac - by Eurobasket News

M88 Aspac Jakarta (IBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old American swingman Chris Hill (203-90, college: De Paul). He was tried out recently at Hamburg Towers in German ProA. Hill also played that season for GIE Maile Matrix in U.S. semi-pro league UBA.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won TRBL Eastern Conference Regular Season in 2014. Hill was selected to Bolivian Libobasquet All-Star Game back in 2014.
He is quite experienced player. Hill has played also professionally in Bolivia (Cochabamba), Dominican Republic (Indios de San Francisco, Reales de La Vega and JH Rodriguez), TRBL (Cary Invasion and Johnston County) and ABA (S.Carolina W.).
He attended De Paul University until 2011 and it is his sixth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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IBL Round 19 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

Bima Perkasa (2-12) outlasted CLS Knights (10-3) in overtime by three points 85-82 on Saturday night. It was a great evening for Tyrell Corbin who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 50 points (!!!), 11 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Bima Perkasa maintains tenth place with 2-12 record. Defending champion CLS Knights keep the second position with three games lost. Bima Perkasa will have a break next round. CLS Knights will play at home against Hang Tuah and hope to win that game.

The most impressive stats of the last round was 25 points and 6 rebounds by Respati Pamungkas of Pelita Jaya.

Satria Muda - JNE BSC 79-53

Very expected game in Jakarta where 9th ranked JNE BSC (4-10) was crushed by first ranked Satria Muda (12-1) 79-53 on Saturday. The game without a history. Satria Muda led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Satria Muda outrebounded JNE BSC 44-32 including a 35-24 advantage in defensive rebounds. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a great evening for guard Tyreek Jewell (185-93, college: St.Francis, NY) who led his team to a victory scoring 13 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Carlos Smith (206-90, college: Bowie St.) helped adding 14 points and 10 rebounds. At the losing side forward Chris Brand (208-90, college: Lincoln, PA) responded with 20 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 blocks and point guard Raheem Singleton (182-89, college: Maine) scored 15 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Satria Muda have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 12-1 record. JNE BSC lost third consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with ten games lost. Satria Muda will face Garuda (#6) in Bandung in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game.
Top scorers:
JNE BSC: C.Brand 20+9reb+5ast, R.Singleton 15+9reb+4ast, A.Tiara 7+1reb, F.Fredy 5+2reb, U.Gendro Maryono 4+6reb+1ast, V.Surawi 2
Satria Muda: C.Smith 14+10reb+2ast, T.Jewell 13+9reb+5ast, V.Michel 9+6reb+1ast, H.Hardianus 9+6ast, J.Kokodiputra 8+4reb+2ast, M.Rizal 8+3reb
gschID: 533926


Pelita Jaya - Hang Tuah 91-57

Rather predictable result in Jakarta where fourth ranked Pelita Jaya (10-4) smashed 7th ranked Hang Tuah (6-8) 91-57 on Saturday. The game without a history. Pelita Jaya led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Pelita Jaya outrebounded Hang Tuah 50-31 including a 37-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 18 long-distance shots on high 60.0 percentage. Pelita Jaya looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Hang Tuah's players. It was a great evening for the former international Respati Pamungkas (180-91) who led his team to a victory scoring 25 points and 6 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). The former international Ponsianus Indrawan (191-85) helped adding 7 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. At the losing side American guard JaJuan Smith (188-85, college: Tennessee) responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds and the other American import guard Falando Jones (193-90, college: Miss.Valley St.) scored 16 points and 6 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Pelita Jaya have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They moved-up to third place. Hang Tuah at the other side keeps the seventh position with eight games lost. Pelita Jaya will face Pacific Caesar (#5) in Surabaya in the next round. Hang Tuah will play on the road against the league's second-placed CLS Knights in Surabaya and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hang Tuah: J.Smith 19+14reb+3ast, F.Jones 16+6reb, K.Purwanto 9+2reb+6ast, T.Sugiharto 6+4reb, A.Sapto 2, F.Minallah 2+1reb
Pelita Jaya: R.Pamungkas 25+6reb+2ast, A.Prihantono 14+5reb+2ast, H.Ramli 12+2reb, M.Irving 11+2reb+2ast, K.White 9+8reb+4ast, P.Indrawan 7+8reb+8ast
gschID: 533927


Bima Perkasa - CLS Knights 85-82 OT

Bima Perkasa (2-12) outlasted CLS Knights (10-3) in overtime by three points 85-82 on Saturday night. CLS Knights were trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 8-point lead after three quarters before a 21-13 charge of Bima Perkasa, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 10-7. CLS Knights were plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for American point guard Tyrell Corbin (184-92, college: CSU Bakersfield) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 50 points (!!!), 11 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals. Bahamas center Gjio Bain (211-85, college: S.Mississippi) helped adding 12 points and 15 rebounds. At the losing side Canadian guard Ashton Smith (187-89, college: Indiana, PA) responded with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds and the former international Bima-Risky Ardiansyah (174-81) scored 20 points. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Bima Perkasa maintains tenth place with 2-12 record. Defending champion CLS Knights keep the second position with three games lost. Bima Perkasa will have a break next round. CLS Knights will play at home against Hang Tuah and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
CLS Knights: A.Smith 25+12reb+3ast, B.Risky Ardiansyah 20+3reb+1ast, M.Wuysang 8+5reb+9ast, F.Nugroho 6+4reb, S.Febiansyakh 6+3reb+1ast, R.Utomo 5+3reb+2ast
Bima Perkasa: T.Corbin 50+11reb+9ast, G.Bain 12+15reb+1ast, Y.Dwi Priasmoro 11+3reb+1ast, A.Mustofa 3+2reb, I.Satria 3, M.Utu 3+3reb
gschID: 533924


Aspac - Pacific Caesar 67-69

There was a minor upset in Jakarta where 3rd placed Aspac (10-5) was edged by fifth ranked Pacific Caesar (9-5) 69-67 on Saturday. Aspac was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Pacific Caesar dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to Aspac's 18. They outrebounded Aspac 50-37 including 37 on the defensive glass. It was a great evening for Canadian forward Kevin Loiselle (198-88) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists. American guard David Seagers (188-88, college: Dowling) helped adding 23 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists. Pacific Caesar's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side American point guard Dom Williams (180, college: Cent.Washington) responded with 24 points and 6 assists and center Valentino Wuwungan (193-89) scored 4 points and 10 rebounds. They have a solid series of four victories in a row. Pacific Caesar maintains fifth place with 9-5 record. Aspac at the other side dropped to the fourth position with five games lost. Pacific Caesar will face higher ranked Pelita Jaya (#3) in Jakarta in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Aspac: D.Williams 24+1reb+6ast, A.Damar Grahita 11+4reb+1ast, A.Prastawa Dhyaksa 8+1reb+1ast, F.Andika Ramadhani 6+6reb+1ast, O.Wira Sanjaya 6+3reb+3ast, C.Hill 4+6reb+1ast
Pacific Caesar: K.Loiselle 28+16reb+4ast, D.Seagers 23+11reb+7ast, D.Heryadi 6+8reb, N.Saputra 3+4reb+1ast, I.Muhammad 3+1reb+1ast, O.Arista 2+1reb
gschID: 533925





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

28-year old guard David Seagers (188-G-88) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Pacific Caesar and receives a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 18.
He got a double-double of 21 points and 10 assists, while his team beat Satya Wacana (#11, 1-13) 85-71. Pacific Caesar maintains the 5th position in Indonesian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Pacific Caesar will need more victories to improve their 8-5 record. In the team's last game Seagers had a remarkable 58.3% from 2-point range. He turned to be Pacific Caesar's top player in his first season with the team. Dowling College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Seagers is league's best passer with 6.3apg. Seagers is in league's top in and averages solid 2.6spg and 51.3% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Tyrell Corbin (184-PG-92) of Bima Perkasa. He is American guard in his first season at Bima Perkasa. In the last game Corbin recorded impressive double-double of 39 points and 11 rebounds. Bad luck as Bima Perkasa lost that game 60-78 to the higher-ranked Aspac (#3, 10-4). Bima Perkasa is still in a red zone at 10th spot in the standings. 12 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Bima Perkasa managed to get this year. Corbin is a newcomer at Bima Perkasa and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 22.9ppg (#7). His other stats are also decent: 6.5rpg and 3.5apg.

Third place about best performers goes to center Chris Ware (203-C-89) of Garuda (#6). Ware scored 27 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Garuda, leading his team to a 75-54 easy win against the lower-ranked JNE BSC (#9, 4-9). Garuda needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 7 victories and 6 lost games. Ware has a very solid season. In 12 games in Indonesia he scored 16.7ppg. He also has 9.2rpg, 2.2bpg and FGP: 51.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Nate Maxey (211-C-92) of Satya Wacana - 15 points and 18 rebounds
5. Dom Williams (180-PG) of Aspac - 31 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Kevin Loiselle (198-F-88) of Pacific Caesar - 13 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists
7. Nate Barfield (206-F/C-88) of NSH GMC - 21 points and 17 rebounds
8. Tyreek Jewell (185-G-93) of Satria Muda - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists
9. Jarron Crump (183-PG-92) of Satya Wacana - 27 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Raheem Singleton (182-PG-89) of JNE BSC - 18 points, 7 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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  IRAN  


Azad tabs Dominique Jones, ex Qingdao E. - by Eurobasket News

Azad University Tehran (Superleague) inked 29-year old American guard Dominique Jones (193-98kg-88, college: S.Florida). He started the season at Qingdao Eagles in Chinese CBA league. In 38 games he averaged impressive 30.5ppg, 8.3rpg, 6.2apg and 1.6spg this season. The last season Jones played at Brave Dragons (also in CBA) where in 18 games he had very remarkable stats: 32.8ppg, 8.6rpg, 7.4apg (top 3) and 3.0spg (in top 3).
In 2010 he was drafted by Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) in first round (25th overall). The former University of South Florida staris in his seventh season in pro basketball.
His team made it to the Puerto Rican Manuel Zeno Gandia Cup final in 2015.
Jones is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to four different countries on three different continents (Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Jones has played previously professionally in NBA (Dallas Mavericks), China (Flying Leopards and Jilin Tigers), Puerto Rico (Manati) and D-League (Texas Legends and Springfield A.).
His game is described as: (by Aran Smith for NBADraft.net in 2010)
Powerfully built combo guard with a polished offensive game ... An instant offense type of player who is capable of big scoring outbursts ... Has developed into a mature, polished guard with a good grasp of the game ... Strong leader who has gained a lot of confidence in his game and plays with a swagger. ot an overwhelmingly explosive athlete, but has the hops and strength to finish at the rim ... His lack of size lends to questions about his ability to create shots against longer and more athletic defenders
.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ISRAEL  

Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Mark LYONS
  Hapoel T-A
  (185-PG-89)
  Avg: 22
 1. Lyons, Hapoel T-A22.0 
 2. Wyatt, Hapoel H.18.8 
 3. Milbourne, Hapoel E.17.7 
 4. Tucker, Hapoel T-A16.7 
 5. Siggers, Galil Gilboa16.5 
 6. Holloway, Galil G.16.1 
 7. Bowman, Maccabi .15.7 
 8. Simon, Maccabi .15.5 
 9. Vargas, Maccabi .15.4 
 10. Goudelock, Maccabi .15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karam MASHOUR
  Bnei H.
  (198-F-91)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Mashour, Bnei H.10.1 
 2. Holloway, Galil G.9.4 
 3. Atkins, Hapoel Holon9.2 
 4. Adrien, Bnei H.8.4 
 5. Singleton, Maccabi .8.0 
 6. Cohen, Maccabi .8.0 
 7. Howell, Hapoel T-A7.9 
 8. Williams, Hapoel T.7.5 
 9. Iverson, Maccabi .7.4 
 10. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Gregory VARGAS
  Maccabi .
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Vargas, Maccabi .6.5 
 2. Blatt, Hapoel T-A6.0 
 3. Henry, Hapoel Eilat6.0 
 4. Lyons, Hapoel T-A5.6 
 5. Kitchen, Ironi N.5.5 
 6. Mekel, Maccabi T-A5.0 
 7. Taylor, Hapoel Holon4.9 
 8. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .4.7 
 9. Perez Kaufma., Maccabi .4.7 
 10. Ewing, Maccabi .4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Joaquin SHUCHMAN
  Galil G.
  (191-G-95)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Shuchman, Galil G.2.2 
 2. Carter, Maccabi .2.1 
 3. Kinsey, Hapoel J-M2.1 
 4. Perez Kaufma., Maccabi .1.9 
 5. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .1.9 
 6. Ben-Zvi, Galil G.1.8 
 7. Howell, Hapoel T-A1.8 
 8. Vargas, Maccabi .1.8 
 9. DiBartolomeo, Maccabi .1.8 
 10. Siggers, Galil Gilboa1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Reginald BUCKNER
  Hapoel Eilat
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat1.8 
 2. Griffin, Galil Gilboa1.7 
 3. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.1.3 
 4. Jones, Hapoel J-M1.3 
 5. Adrien, Bnei H.1.3 
 6. Mitchell, Maccabi .1.1 
 7. Kelly, Maccabi K/G1.0 
 8. N''Diaye, Bnei H.1.0 
 9. Chubrevich, Hapoel H.1.0 
 10. Pinkney, Maccabi .1.0 



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  ITALY  

stats leader

Points Per Game
 Simone PEPE
  Pescara
  (184-G-93)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Pepe, Pescara21.9 
 2. Bagnoli, Cassino20.9 
 3. Maggiotto, Senigallia20.3 
 4. Bolzonella, Varese R.18.9 
 5. Centanni, Volpino .18.7 
 6. Zampolli, Matera18.6 
 7. Sirakov, Bottegone18.3 
 8. Ghersetti, Bergamo18.2 
 9. Bonfiglio, Piombino18.0 
 10. Bisconti, Valmontone18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Simone BAGNOLI
  Cassino
  (205-F/C-81)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Bagnoli, Cassino11.5 
 2. Chiacig, Taranto11.1 
 3. Zanotti, Monteroni10.3 
 4. Bozzetto, Crema10.2 
 5. Toscano, Bottegone10.0 
 6. Ravazzini, Matera9.9 
 7. Di-Donato, Pescara9.8 
 8. Arrigoni, Omegna9.3 
 9. Papa, Teramo9.0 
 10. Di-Carmine, Ortona8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Matias DI MARCO
  San S.
  (180-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Di-Marco, San S.7.4 
 2. Losi, Cefalu6.0 
 3. Rivali, Montegrano5.5 
 4. Salari, Isernia5.5 
 5. Maggio, Napoli Cuore5.5 
 6. Sanguinetti, Piacenza5.4 
 7. Bruni, Cecina5.3 
 8. Centanni, Volpino .5.2 
 9. Magini, Firenze Enic5.0 
 10. Bottioni, Campli4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Ferdinando NASELLO
  Siena Virtus
  (194-G-95)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Nasello, Siena Virtus2.8 
 2. Realini, Domodossola2.6 
 3. Demartini, Vicenza2.5 
 4. Chiappelli, Reggio E.2.4 
 5. Stefanelli, San M.2.0 
 6. Balanzoni, Lecco2.0 
 7. Busco, Patti2.0 
 8. Gasparin, Omegna1.9 
 9. Ricci, Giulianova1.9 
 10. Circosta, Montecatini1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Guillermo LAGUZZI
  Sestu
  (200-F-82)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Laguzzi, Sestu1.3 
 2. Corral, Omegna1.3 
 3. Galmarini, Firenze .1.1 
 4. Chiacig, Taranto1.1 
 5. Zanotti, Monteroni1.1 
 6. Capitanelli, Pescara1.0 
 7. Ferrara, Padova1.0 
 8. Gatti, Campli0.9 
 9. Nasello, Siena Virtus0.9 
 10. Balanzoni, Lecco0.9 


Cuore Napoli conquer Serie B Turkish Airlines Cup - by Andrea Centenari

Cuore Napoli Basket - GaGa' Milano OrziBasket Orzinuovi 60 - 58

In a very close game Cuore Napoli Basket defeat Orzinuovi and conquer Serie B Turkish Airlines Cup. For Napoli it was crucial a basket by Roberto Maggio with 6 seconds left on the clock of the fourth quarter.
Stefan Nikolic was the best scorer of the game with 23 points (7-8 from 2p, 2-2 3p, 3-3 FT) and was elected MVV of the Final and Best Under 22 of the competition. Njegos Visnjic added 12 points and 9 boards for the winners.
Rodolfo Junior Valenti had 15 points and 4 rebounds, Toure 13 points, Bona 10 points, but it was enough for Orzinuovi.

Napoli: Nikolic 23, Visnjic 12, Mastroianni 6, Matrone 4, Barsanti 4, Maggio 3, Marzaioli 3, Murolo 2, Rappoccio 2, Ronconi 1. Coach: Ponticiello;

Orzinuovi: Valenti 15, Tour 13, Bona 10, Perego 8, Ruggiero 5, Piunti 4, Scanzi 3, Cantone, Zambon, Fossati n.e. Coach: Alessandro Crotti;



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  JAPAN  

JBL2 stats leaders

Points Per Game
 Kyle RICHARDSON
  Otsuka A.
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Richardson, Otsuka A.18.7 
 2. Fitzgerald, Kanazawa.17.4 
 3. Peppers, Fukuoka .17.3 
 4. Jennings, Saitama .16.8 
 5. Bryan-A., Fukuoka .16.4 
 6. Harper, Tokyo HT15.1 
 7. Osamuakira, Tokyo B.15.1 
 8. Wade, Saitama .15.0 
 9. Pomare, Kanazawa.13.8 
 10. Raymond, Otsuka A.13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kyle RICHARDSON
  Otsuka A.
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Richardson, Otsuka A.10.7 
 2. McElroy, Tokyo C.10.0 
 3. Kendrick, Toyoda G.9.9 
 4. Anderson, Tokyo C.9.9 
 5. Pomare, Kanazawa.9.8 
 6. Slawson, Tokyo C.9.3 
 7. Butch, Fukuoka .9.2 
 8. Harper, Tokyo HT8.8 
 9. Kyle, Tokyo B.8.0 
 10. Tate, Saitama .7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Kyouhei KUMAZAWA
  Aisin AW
  (180-G-88)
  Avg: 4
 1. Kumazawa, Aisin AW4.0 
 2. Hasegawa, Otsuka A.3.7 
 3. Sumihiro, Toyoda G.3.4 
 4. Yonamine, Kanazawa.3.1 
 5. Tsukino, Kanazawa.2.8 
 6. Narumi, Tokyo HT2.7 
 7. Kato, Aisin AW2.7 
 8. Yamashita, Fukuoka .2.6 
 9. Osamuakira, Tokyo B.2.6 
 10. Oogane, Tokyo HT2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Brennan MCELROY
  Tokyo C.
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. McElroy, Tokyo C.3.1 
 2. Ikeda, Tokyo HT2.0 
 3. Yamashita, Fukuoka .1.8 
 4. Ito, Tokyo Big Blue1.7 
 5. Kano, Fukuoka .1.6 
 6. Jennings, Saitama .1.6 
 7. Oogane, Tokyo HT1.5 
 8. Slawson, Tokyo C.1.4 
 9. Peppers, Fukuoka .1.4 
 10. Murray, Tokyo C.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Matthew KENDRICK
  Toyoda G.
  (215-C-90)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Kendrick, Toyoda G.1.7 
 2. Anderson, Tokyo C.1.5 
 3. Harper, Tokyo HT1.3 
 4. Bryan-A., Fukuoka .1.3 
 5. Pomare, Kanazawa.1.2 
 6. Kyle, Tokyo B.1.1 
 7. Tate, Saitama .1.1 
 8. Slawson, Tokyo C.0.9 
 9. Jones, Tokyo HT0.8 
 10. Morris, Tokyo HT0.8 



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  JUCO  


NJCAA D3 All-Tournament Awards 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

MVP: Ayo Dada (G) of North Lake (TX)
Coach of the Tournament: Tim McGraw of North Lake (TX)

All-Tournament Team
Dare Brazeal (6'5''-F) of North Lake (TX)
Edvonte Copeland (5'11''-PG) of Anoka-Ramsey (MN)
Homer Denson (C) of Elgin (IL)
Josh Harris (F) of North Lake (TX)
Kameron Jimenez-Fox (F) of MassBay (MA)
Brandon Rothrock (5'11''-PG) of Davidson County (NC)
Tyquan Scott (F) of Herkimer (NY)
Juwan Stewart (F) of Elgin (IL)



North Lake upsets its way to DIII championship - by Eurobasket News

The North Lake Community College men's basketball coach has the name befitting of a country western music legend. But Tim McGraw made a little history for himself on the hardwood in Rochester on Saturday night. McGraw guided fifth-seeded North Lake past N. 2 Elgin Community College 66-56 in title game of the Division III NJCAA National Championships at Rochester Community and Technical College. In doing so, McGraw became the first men's basketball community college coach to win three national titles at the non-scholarship level. "It's very humbling, it really is because I've had great kids," McGraw said. "We've had a lot of other teams that didn't even get here and I feel bad for some of those other kids. But these kids had to overcome adversity. They worked hard for this." Like Elgin, North Land had to navigate through the eight-team field with a somewhat limited roster. North Land freshman guard Deanthony Owens (F), part of team's all-Texas squad, was coming off an injury and was not at full strength. "He's still only about 80 percent," McGraw said. With Owens limited, 6-foot freshman guard Ayo Dada (G) stepped up. He scored 16 points and made 4 of 8 3-pointers in the title game to lead the Blazers. Dada was named the MVP of the tournament. "It feels great, we worked hard," Dada said. "This was our goal all season." North Lake entered the tournament not only as the No. 5 seed, but it had a modest 19-11 record. McGraw that was in part due to playing 11 scholarship teams during the season. The Blazers also play in the tough six-team Metro Athletic League, will all squads located in the Dallas area. "That's probably why we had so much confidence because of all the scholarship schools we played," McGraw said. McGraw has coached at North Land for 20 seasons. This is his fifth time taking the Blazers to the national tournament and he also won championships in 2006 and 2008. McGraw took advantage some of his former players for motivation heading into this year's three-day event. "We had guys from the previous championships come in and talk to the team last week," he said. "Those guys talked about what it took." The current players took the advise and rattled off three straight wins, topping No. 1 Anoka-Ramsey from Minnesota in the process, to win the title and finish 22-11. "I know he's happy," Dada said of McGraw winning another title. "He deserves it big-time; he's a great coach." As for the game, North Lake played a tough hybrid man-to-man/zone defense that gave Elgin (31-6) fits. Elgin shot just 29 percent from the floor and had a seven-minute scoring drought at one point in the second half. "We don't see a lot of zone where we're from," said Elgin coach Reed Nosbisch of his Illinois-based team. "That caused a lot of problems." North Land went on a 14-0 run in that span to open up a 52-29 lead. Elgin made a run and got within nine and then missed a 3-pointer with 3:00 left. It got within eight with 28 seconds left before the Blazers got the game's final bucket. "We just couldn't shoot the ball," Nosbisch said. ".... I thought we just couldn't get things going." Elgin was also without leading scorer Chris Benjamin (G), who was hurt in a game prior to the tournament and didn't play on the national stage. This was the first time the Division III NJCAA men's tournament was held in Rochester. The city has hosted the women's tournament in the past. Next year the men's event moves back to New York, and then it will return to Rochester in 2019 before going up for bid again.
Courtesy of: postbulletin.com



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  KOSOVO  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Justin BLACK
  Bashkimi
  (188-G-92)
  Avg: 26.3
 1. Black, Bashkimi26.3 
 2. Olivier, Ylli23.5 
 3. Canada, Ylli22.8 
 4. Johnson, Bashkimi22.3 
 5. Zenelaj, Ylli21.3 
 6. Kovaqi, Vellaznimi19.5 
 7. Qallaku, Vellaznimi18.8 
 8. Anderson, Ylli18.6 
 9. Brown, Ylli18.3 
 10. Hasani, Rahoveci16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Urim ZENELAJ
  Ylli
  (213-C-91)
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Zenelaj, Ylli14.5 
 2. Olivier, Ylli14.0 
 3. Farmer-B., Rahov.10.3 
 4. Rhett, Sigal P.9.6 
 5. Black, Bashkimi9.5 
 6. Skeen, Peja9.3 
 7. Anderson, Ylli8.3 
 8. Dahlman, Peja7.7 
 9. Turpin, Trepca7.4 
 10. Nuhanovic, Peja7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Kejuan JOHNSON
  Bashkimi
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Johnson, Bashkimi8.8 
 2. Juniku, Vellaznimi7.7 
 3. Anderson, Ylli6.4 
 4. Morina, Ylli6.0 
 5. Hasani, Rahoveci5.9 
 6. Brown, Ylli5.5 
 7. Rundles, Peja5.1 
 8. Lawrence, Sigal P.5.0 
 9. Wise, Trepca4.8 
 10. Canada, Ylli4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Malcolm CANADA
  Ylli
  (191-PG-)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Canada, Ylli2.8 
 2. Johnson, Bashkimi2.7 
 3. Morina, Ylli2.0 
 4. Deihl, Rahoveci1.9 
 5. Kovaqi, Vellaznimi1.8 
 6. Black, Bashkimi1.8 
 7. Hajrizi, Sigal P.1.8 
 8. Anderson, Ylli1.7 
 9. Matthews, Ylli1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Kiel TURPIN
  Trepca
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Turpin, Trepca1.7 
 2. Kapiti, Kerasan1.7 
 3. Zenelaj, Ylli1.6 
 4. Nuhanovic, Peja1.3 
 5. Olivier, Ylli1.3 
 6. Jakob, Ylli1.0 
 7. Shima, Sigal P.1.0 
 8. Dickerson, Bashkimi1.0 
 9. Rhett, Sigal P.0.9 
 10. Anderson, Ylli0.9 


Temi Soyebo (ex Uhud) is a newcomer at Bashkimi - by Eurobasket News

KB Bashkimi Prizren (SuperLeague) strengthened their roster with addition of 33-year old American point guard Temi Soyebo (183-84, college: NC-Wilmington). He played at Uhud in Saudi Arabian SBL league. The last season Soyebo played at Al Arabi in Qatari D1 where in 18 games he recorded very impressive stats: 20.1ppg, 7.1rpg, 7.8apg and 2.7spg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Qatar D1 Honorable Mention.
Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Asia, Africa and of course North America). Soyebo has played previously professionally in Japan (Osaka Evessa), Morocco (CRA Hoceima) and Qatar (Al Sadd, Al Ahli, Qatar Sports Club and Al Wakrah).
Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him to get the job in pro basketball.
He attended University of N.Carolina-Wilmington until 2007 and it is his tenth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  LATVIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Tyler LARSON
  Barons Riga
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 17.8
 1. Larson, Barons Riga17.8 
 2. Griffin, Liepaja/.16.0 
 3. Pitts, Valmiera15.4 
 4. Blums, VEF Riga14.7 
 5. Jogela, Barons Riga14.7 
 6. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.14.5 
 7. Laksa, Valmiera14.2 
 8. Jeromanovs, Jurma.13.7 
 9. Geks, Barons Riga13.6 
 10. Kaufmanis, Valmiera13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Davis ROZITIS
  Barons Riga
  (215-C-90)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Rozitis, Barons Riga9.1 
 2. Krestinin, Barons R.8.2 
 3. Iljins, Jurmala8.1 
 4. Montgomery, Liepaja/.8.0 
 5. Selakovs, Jekabpils7.9 
 6. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils7.4 
 7. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.7.2 
 8. Jonats, Valmiera7.0 
 9. Strelnieks, Jurmala6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.7.4 
 2. Jeromanovs, Jurma.6.4 
 3. Sirsnins, Jekabpils6.0 
 4. Gaddy, VEF Riga5.6 
 5. Plavnieks, BK Ogre5.6 
 6. Pitts, Valmiera5.4 
 7. Larson, Barons Riga4.8 
 8. Vitols, BK Ogre4.7 
 9. Saage, Valka/Valga4.6 
 10. Dargais, Barons R.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.2.4 
 2. Skele, VEF Riga1.8 
 3. Richard, VEF Riga1.8 
 4. Larson, Barons Riga1.7 
 5. Jakovics, Ventspils1.7 
 6. Gaddy, VEF Riga1.6 
 7. Pitts, Valmiera1.6 
 8. Krestinin, Barons R.1.6 
 9. Campbell, Ventspils1.6 
 10. Mitchell, Valmiera1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Devonta POLLARD
  Liepaja/.
  (203-F-94)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Pollard, Liepaja/.1.4 
 2. Grazulis, Ventspils1.3 
 3. Mbodj, Ventspils1.1 
 4. Rozitis, Liepaja/.1.1 
 5. Mejeris, VEF Riga1.0 
 6. Montgomery, Liepaja/.0.9 
 7. Krestinin, Barons R.0.9 
 8. Iljins, Jurmala0.9 
 9. Zvigurs, Valka/Va.0.8 



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  LEBANON  


Hoops tab Zvonko Buljan - by Eurobasket News

Hoops Club (Pepsi LBL) inked 30-year old Croatian center Zvonko Buljan (206-87, college: TCU). He played recently at Shahrdary Kashan in Iranian Superleague. In 12 games he recorded very impressive stats: 22.5ppg, 10.1rpg, 2.0apg and 1.3spg this season. Buljan also played earlier that season for Atletico Aguada in Uruguayan LUB where in two Superleague games he averaged 11.5ppg, 6.5rpg, 2.5apg and 1.0spg.
He won Slovenian League championship title in 2014.
Buljan was a member of Croatian U18 National Team back in 2005.
He is a very experienced player. Buljan has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to eleven different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Buljan has played previously professionally also in Cyprus (Keravnos), France (Le Portel), Germany (Telekom Baskets), Greece (PAOK Thessaloniki and Kolossos H Hotels), Hungary (Kormend), Italy, Turkey, Croatia (KK Split), Slovenia (Krka) and FYR Macedonia (Feni Industries).
He attended Texas Christian University until 2010 and it is his seventh season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  LIGA AMERICAS  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Lucio REDIVO
  Weber B.
  (183-G-94)
  Avg: 22.9
 1. Redivo, Weber B.22.9 
 2. Deck, San Lorenzo21.7 
 3. Smith, Aguada21.7 
 4. Keenan, Soles21.0 
 5. Alvarez, Aguada20.3 
 6. Warrick, Ponce20.0 
 7. Hicks, Hebraica19.3 
 8. Liz, Ponce19.0 
 9. Oguchi, Soles18.7 
 10. Garcia-M., Hebra.18.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jaime LLOREDA
  Hebraica
  (204-C-80)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Lloreda, Hebraica13.5 
 2. Francis, La Union11.2 
 3. Gransberry, Acade.9.3 
 4. Henriquez-R., Correcam.9.3 
 5. Fischer, Arecibo9.0 
 6. Hernandez, Acade.9.0 
 7. Warrick, Ponce8.4 
 8. Hayward, Guaros8.3 
 9. Johnson, Weber B.8.1 
 10. Rodriguez, Cocodrilos8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Carlos ARROYO
  Ponce
  (188-PG-79)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Arroyo, Ponce8.7 
 2. Aguirre, San L.8.2 
 3. Barrera, Aguada7.0 
 4. Guillent, Guaros6.4 
 5. Konsztadt, La Union6.0 
 6. Parodi, Hebraica5.8 
 7. Paul, Cocodrilos5.3 
 8. Palacios, Cocodrilos5.3 
 9. Smith, Aguada5.0 
 10. Rodriguez, Caballos5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Yochuar PALACIOS
  Cocodrilos
  (183-PG-88)
  Avg: 3
 1. Palacios, Cocodrilos3.0 
 2. Garcia-M., Hebra.2.2 
 3. Clemente, Arecibo2.0 
 4. Bacci, Academia1.7 
 5. Gaskins, Correcam.1.7 
 6. Hamilton, Bucan.1.7 
 7. Liz, Ponce1.7 
 8. King, Caballos1.7 
 9. Paul, Cocodrilos1.7 
 10. Deck, San Lorenzo1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 D''or FISCHER
  Arecibo
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Fischer, Arecibo2.3 
 2. McShepard, San L.1.3 
 3. Henriquez-R., Correcam.1.3 
 4. Meyinsse, San L.1.2 
 5. Dawson, Ponce1.0 
 6. Lang, Bucaneros1.0 
 7. Johnson, Weber B.1.0 
 8. Sutton, Cocodrilos1.0 
 9. Hamilton, Bucan.1.0 
 10. West, Soles1.0 


Guaros and Weber Bahia advance into title game - by Eurobasket News

Ponce - Guaros 87-100
Guaros overcame Ponce en route to the title game. Zach Graham (198-G-89, college: Mississippi, agency: Pro Sports) came up with 27 points to pace the Venezuelan side. Guaros dropped 27 points in the first period to gain a 9-point lead. They followed with a 28-point effort in the second term to secure a 14-point halftime lead. Guaros protected the advantage throughout the second half and marched to the win. Nestor Colmenares (203-PF-87, college: Campbellsville, agency: Pro Sports) delivered 14 points for the winners. Victor Liz (188-SG-86, agency: Basket Management Solutions) responded with 25 points for Ponce.

Fuerza Regia - Weber Bahia 65-74
Weber Bahia rallied past Fuerza Regia to advance into Liga Americas Final. Lucio Redivo (183-G-94) posted 23 points to lead the winners. Weber Bahia established a 34:28 halftime lead. Fuerza Regia narrowed the gap at 4-point mark heading into the fourth term. But Weber Bahia sank 23 points in the final quarter and sealed the victory. Anthony Laveal Johnson (203-C-88, college: Fairfield) delivered 14 points and 10 boards for the winners. Jordan Glynn (200-F-89, college: SF Austin) responded with 15 points for Fuerza Regia.




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  LITHUANIA  

Stats Leaders - LKL

Points Per Game
 David LOGAN
  Lietuvos.
  (185-G-82)
  Avg: 15.6
 1. Logan, Lietuvos.15.6 
 2. Korenyuk, Siauliai13.7 
 3. Baron, Neptunas13.6 
 4. Low, P.Zvaigzdes13.5 
 5. Sulskis, Juventus13.5 
 6. Delininkaiti., Vytau.13.0 
 7. Olisevicius, P.Zvaigz.12.9 
 8. Lavrinovic, Lietkabe.12.7 
 9. Diggs, Juventus12.5 
 10. Cepukaitis, Juven.12.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Drew GORDON
  Lietuvos.
  (205-F-90)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Gordon, Lietuvos.8.7 
 2. Guscikas, Dzukija7.5 
 3. Kazakauskas, Dzuki.7.4 
 4. Gudaitis, Lietuvos.6.5 
 5. Cepukaitis, Juven.6.4 
 6. Echodas, Siauliai6.1 
 7. Smiljanic, Nevezis6.0 
 8. Korenyuk, Siauliai5.8 
 9. Grant, Neptunas5.8 
 10. Kacinas, Neptunas5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Derrick LOW
  P.Zvaigzdes
  (191-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Low, P.Zvaigzdes7.2 
 2. Prostran, Nevezis7.2 
 3. Drew II, Neptunas5.6 
 4. Diggs, Juventus5.4 
 5. Sabeckis, Siauliai5.2 
 6. Williams, Lietkabelis4.8 
 7. Hernandez, Dzukija4.4 
 8. Janavicius, Lietkabe.3.9 
 9. Logan, Lietuvos.3.8 
 10. Lekavicius, Zalgiris3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Jermaine LOVE-ROBERTS
  Nevez.
  (188-G-89)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Love-Roberts, Nevez.1.7 
 2. Diggs, Juventus1.5 
 3. Low, P.Zvaigzdes1.5 
 4. Lukauskis, Lietkabe.1.5 
 5. Sulskis, Juventus1.4 
 6. Giedraitis, Lietuvos.1.4 
 7. Babrauskas, P.Zvaigz.1.4 
 8. Sabeckis, Siauliai1.4 
 9. Cizauskas, Vytautas1.3 
 10. Williams, Lietkabelis1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Arturas GUDAITIS
  Lietuvos.
  (211-C/F-93)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Gudaitis, Lietuvos.1.4 
 2. Engstrom, Nevezis1.3 
 3. Agafonov, P.Zvaigz.1.3 
 4. Galdikas, Juventus1.3 
 5. Cepukaitis, Juven.1.0 
 6. Balashov, P.Zvaigz.0.9 
 7. Jucikas, Siauliai0.9 
 8. Lapeta, Lietuvos.0.8 
 9. Lavrinovic, Lietkabe.0.8 
 10. Lima, Zalgiris0.8 


Stats Leaders - NKL

Points Per Game
 Sarunas VINGELIS
  Rasai
  (191-G-89)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Vingelis, Rasai19.2 
 2. Hudson, Palanga18.7 
 3. Birutis, Zalgiris.17.4 
 4. Griskenas, Delikate.17.2 
 5. Masiulis, Zalgiris.16.3 
 6. Beliavicius, Vytis16.0 
 7. Normantas, Perla.15.3 
 8. Saulys, Suduva-M.15.1 
 9. Galeckas, Rasai15.0 
 10. Biliartas, Mazeikiai14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Laurynas BIRUTIS
  Zalgiris.
  (213-C/F-97)
  Avg: 9
 1. Birutis, Zalgiris.9.0 
 2. Masiulis, Zalgiris.8.1 
 3. Ambrulaitis, Ezerunas.7.5 
 4. Pukelis, Silute7.5 
 5. Jankaitis, Vytis7.3 
 6. Pikalavicius, Petroche.7.0 
 7. Simonis, Palanga6.9 
 8. Chodosovskis, Nafta-Un.6.8 
 9. Raupys, Silute6.8 
 10. Kieza, Suduva-M.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Tomas GALECKAS
  Rasai
  (183-PG-94)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Galeckas, Rasai7.2 
 2. Sapiega, KTU6.0 
 3. Zemaitis, Zalgiris.6.0 
 4. Urbonas, Palanga5.4 
 5. Razutis, Telsiai5.3 
 6. Juknevicius, Suduva-M.5.2 
 7. Hudson, Palanga4.9 
 8. Kavaliauskas, KTU4.8 
 9. Giedraitis, Ezerunas.4.5 
 10. Wanamaker, Silute4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Arturs PELSS
  KTU
  (181-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Pelss, KTU2.5 
 2. Razutis, Telsiai2.5 
 3. Kavaliauskas, KTU2.3 
 4. Wanamaker, Silute2.3 
 5. Saulys, Suduva-M.2.3 
 6. Hudson, Palanga2.2 
 7. Normantas, Perla.2.1 
 8. Matulis, Suduva-M.1.9 
 9. Juknevicius, Suduva-M.1.9 
 10. Narusis, Ezerunas.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Laurynas BIRUTIS
  Zalgiris.
  (213-C/F-97)
  Avg: 2
 1. Birutis, Zalgiris.2.0 
 2. Davis, Palanga1.6 
 3. Labutis, KTU1.5 
 4. Pukelis, Silute1.1 
 5. Green, Palanga1.1 
 6. Udras, Suduva-M.0.9 
 7. Masiulis, Zalgiris.0.9 
 8. Massalski, Perla.0.9 
 9. Kubilius, Nafta-Uni.0.9 
 10. Pikalavicius, Petroche.0.8 



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Erste Basketball League Round 25: Danilovgrad defeated Primorje in Herceg Novi and deserved to stay to keep its place in first division - by Darko Pekic

The Round 25 was decisive for two teams and they play each other in a do or die game. Primorje hosted Danilovgrad and opened the game well then increased the lead to 7 by halftime but Danilovgrad started playing much better in the second half and at the end deserved a big win (72-65). Actually this win will guarantee them the survival in elite basketball division of Montenegro while Primorje will go back to second division. Emir Hadzibegovic (204-PF-96) was the key man tonight with 26 points and 14 rebounds. Petar Ivanovic (197-F-97) helped him with 15 points and Bojan Ratkovic (183-PG-92) added 14. Its interesting that only 5 players scored for Danilovgrad and only 7 players played tonight. Jovan Bacovic (197-F-86) and Nikola Vukcevic (187-PG-97) scored 14 points each for Primorje but it was not enough.

Jedinstvo hosted Teodo but had no chance against more experienced guests (61-79). Teodo slowly built the lead and kept increasing it by the end of the game. Petar Kusovac (195-F-93, college: S.Centar, agency: AproK Sports Group) was the leading scorer with 18 points while Milos Popovic (197-PF-98) added a double double (15 points and 10 rebounds). On the other side Arso Lekovic (200-SF-90) scored 19 points.

Ulcinj demolished Ibar at home and proved that the guys coached by Darko Vujacic would have something to prove in the Superleague. Five players scored in double figures for Ulcinj and Vaso Milovic (193-SG-95) led them with 23 points and 8 rebounds. Marko Ljujic (207-C-90) led the guests with 21 points.



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  NAIA  

NAIA1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Taran BUIE
  Oklahoma S&A
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 27
 1. Buie, Oklahoma S&A27.0 
 2. Rogers, Texas W.19.5 
 3. Watkins, SAGU19.4 
 4. Tucker, St.Gregory18.7 
 5. White, SW Chris.18.6 
 6. Smith, St.Gregory18.3 
 7. Edwards, Oklahoma.17.5 
 8. Rutherford, St.Gr.17.2 
 9. Simmons, SW Chris.17.2 
 10. Bonhomme, Oklahoma.16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joshua SIMMONS
  SW Chris.
  (201-F-)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Simmons, SW Chris.10.5 
 2. Smith, Oklahoma City9.4 
 3. Jeffery, Texas W.8.9 
 4. Seaton, MidAmeri.8.8 
 5. Young, Texas W.8.2 
 6. Timms, Wayland .8.1 
 7. Smith, Oklahoma.7.6 
 8. Williams, SAGU7.0 
 9. Rutherford, St.Gr.6.5 
 10. Chapman, Oklahoma.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Naiel SMITH
  Texas W.
  (193-G-)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Smith, Texas W.7.6 
 2. Mann, MidAmeri.4.6 
 3. Edwards, Oklahoma.4.3 
 4. Smith, St.Gregory4.1 
 5. Scott, SW Chris.4.1 
 6. Reed, Oklahoma.3.8 
 7. Rogers, Texas W.3.8 
 8. Perkins, MidAmeri.3.3 
 9. McDonald, Oklahoma.3.3 
 10. Buie, Oklahoma S&A3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Naiel SMITH
  Texas W.
  (193-G-)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Smith, Texas W.2.3 
 2. Scott, SW Chris.2.1 
 3. Williams, SAGU1.9 
 4. Buie, Oklahoma S&A1.8 
 5. Harris, Texas W.1.8 
 6. Reed, Oklahoma.1.8 
 7. Tucker, St.Gregory1.7 
 8. Culver, Wayland .1.7 
 9. Watkins, SAGU1.6 
 10. Simmons, SW Chris.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Louis TIMMS
  Wayland .
  (206-F/C-91)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Timms, Wayland .2.8 
 2. Smith, Oklahoma City2.7 
 3. Chapman, Oklahoma.1.1 
 4. Alderman, Oklahoma.1.1 
 5. Young, Texas W.0.8 
 6. Lemusu, St.Gregory0.8 
 7. Ray, SW Christian0.7 
 8. Martinez, John B.0.7 
 9. Sullivan, SW Chris.0.6 
 10. Rutherford, St.Gr.0.6 



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  NBA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Russell WESTBROOK
  Oklah.Ci.
  (190-PG-88)
  Avg: 31.7
 1. Westbrook, Oklah.Ci.31.7 
 2. Thomas, Boston C.29.2 
 3. Harden, Houston R.29.1 
 4. Davis, N.Orleans P.27.8 
 5. Cousins, Sacramen.27.8 
 6. DeRozan, Toronto R.26.9 
 7. Lillard, Portland.26.6 
 8. Leonard, San A.26.4 
 9. James, Clevelan.26.0 
 10. Durant, Golden S.25.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hassan WHITESIDE
  Miami Heat
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 14.3
 1. Whiteside, Miami Heat14.3 
 2. Drummond, Detro.13.9 
 3. Jordan, LA Clippers13.5 
 4. Howard, Atlanta H.12.8 
 5. Gobert, Utah Jazz12.8 
 6. Towns, Minnesot.12.3 
 7. Davis, N.Orleans P.12.0 
 8. Chandler, Phoenix .11.4 
 9. Love, Cleveland C.11.1 
 10. Gortat, Washingt.10.9 
Assists Per Game
 James HARDEN
  Houston R.
  (196-SG-89)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Harden, Houston R.11.2 
 2. Wall, Washington W.10.8 
 3. Westbrook, Oklah.Ci.10.4 
 4. Paul, LA Clippers9.3 
 5. Rubio, Minnesot.8.8 
 6. James, Clevelan.8.8 
 7. Teague, Indiana P.7.9 
 8. Holiday, N.Orlean.7.3 
 9. Green, Golden S.7.1 
 10. Lowry, Toronto R.6.9 
Steals Per Game
 Draymond GREEN
  Golden S.
  (201-F-90)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Green, Golden S.2.2 
 2. Wall, Washington W.2.0 
 3. Paul, LA Clippers2.0 
 4. Butler, Chicago B.1.9 
 5. Covington, Phi.7.1.9 
 6. Curry, Golden S.1.8 
 7. Rubio, Minnesot.1.8 
 8. Leonard, San A.1.8 
 9. Ariza, Houston R.1.8 
 10. Antetokounmp., Milwauke.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Rudy GOBERT
  Utah Jazz
  (216-C-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Gobert, Utah Jazz2.5 
 2. Embiid, Phi.76ers2.4 
 3. Davis, N.Orleans P.2.3 
 4. Whiteside, Miami Heat2.1 
 5. Turner, Indiana P.2.1 
 6. Porzingis, New Y.2.0 
 7. Antetokounmp., Milwauke.1.9 
 8. Lopez, Brooklyn N.1.7 
 9. Jordan, LA Clippers1.7 
 10. Nogueira, Toron.1.7 


Hornets, Weber Agree To Two-Year Deal - by Eurobasket News

The Hornets and Briante Weber (6'2''-PG-92, college: VCU) agreed on a two-year deal, Shams Charania of The Vertical tweeted Friday. Putting the undrafted 24-year-old in position to back up Kemba Walker for the remainder of the 2016/17 campaign. Though the exact terms of the deal haven't been announced, even if the second year of the contract isn't guaranteed Weber appears in line to get more than enough of an opportunity to prove his worth over course of the season's final month. Weber has done relatively little across stops with the Warriors and Hornets this season but has only played more than a handful of minutes twice all year. Now that the struggling Hornets have started to come to terms with the fact that their playoff hopes are fading, that could change. Per Jerry Stephens of Fan Sided's Swarm and Sting blog, head coach Steve Clifford is open to slotting Weber ahead of Brian Roberts and the injured Ramon Sessions on the depth chart providing a slightly larger sample size for the guard to prove that there is legitimate value behind his impressive D-League statistics. Weber averaged 16.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game in 31 contests for the Sioux Falls Skyforce this season.
Courtesy of: hoopsrumors.com



Phoenix Suns tab Jarell Eddie - by Eurobasket News

Phoenix Suns (NBA) inked 26-year old guard Jarell Eddie (201-100kg-91, college: Virginia Tech). He started the season at Windy City Bulls. In 20 D-League games he averaged impressive 17.8ppg, 4.5rpg and 2.0apg this season.
Eddie has never been drafted by the NBA.
He won NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas championship title in 2015.
Eddie has played previously professionally in NBA (Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors and Washington Wizards) and D-League (Austin Spurs).
He attended Virginia Tech until 2014 and it is his third season in pro basketball.
Eddie's game is described as: Though undersized, he played a lot at power forward and held his own against much bigger and stronger players. Long, athletic player who can score from the wing. Excellent jump shooter with outstanding range. Has good size and can play inside and outside.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cook comes back to the Pelicans - by Eurobasket News

New Orleans Pelicans (NBA) added to their roster 24-year old point guard Quinn Cook (188-82kg-93, college: Duke). It is actually his comeback to the Pelicans as he has played here before. Cook He just played at Dallas Mavericks. In 5 NBA games he recorded 5.4ppg and 2.4apg this season. Cook also played for another team Canton Charge where in 39 NBA games he averaged impressive 26.0ppg, 4.1rpg, 6.7apg and 1.1spg.
Cook has never been drafted by the NBA.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won NCAA championship title in 2015. Cook was also voted HS Washington Post All-Met Player of the Year (the first junior in 30 years to win the award) back in 2010 at his college time.
Cook represented USA at the World Championships U17 in Hamburg (Germany) seven years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 8 games: 7.5ppg, 3.0rpg, Assists-1 (7.4apg), 1.3spg, FGP: 37.0%, 3PT: 42.3%.
Cook has played previously for Cleveland Cavaliers.
He attended Duke University until 2015 and it is his second season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Has the quickness and athleticism to finish in the lane against bigger opponents ... can finish in the paint with either hand and also has an effective floater.
Solid floor general with the skill set to be one of the top point guards.
Pass-first guard with the ability to break down defenses off the dribble ... creates scoring opportunities for his teammates with excellent court vision and the ability to deliver passes from a variety of angles
A crafty scorer with the quickness and athleticism to finish in the lane against bigger opponents ... can finish in the paint with either hand and also has an effective floater
Has developed into a strong perimeter shooter from beyond the three-point line ... also possesses a nice pull-up jumper off the dribble
Greatly improved on the defensive end.
Has the ability to harass opposing point guards in the full court
A very good rebounder from the point guard position
Plays with great energy and emotion ... can ignite the team and the crowd with passing or scoring ability and defensive effort
.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bucks hold off Lakers 107-103 after 3 ejections for shoves - by Eurobasket News

Malcolm Brogdon (6'5''-G-92, college: Virginia) delivered a hard foul to Nick Young, who shoved back. Greg Monroe (6'11''-C-90, college: Georgetown) then staggered Young with another shove, which got D'Angelo Russell and Brandon Ingram (6'9''-SF-97, college: Duke) involved - along with a Milwaukee Bucks security guard. The third-quarter fracas ended with three ejections, and it left Los Angeles coach Luke Walton furious. The drama also motivated the Lakers to make a surge, but the Bucks held on for a bumpy victory in their increasingly smooth playoff push. Khris Middleton (6'8''-F-91, college: Texas A&M) scored 14 of his season-high 30 points in the fourth quarter and the Bucks beat the Lakers 107-103 on Friday night for their eighth victory in nine games. Monroe, Russell and Young were ejected after the scuffle with 36 seconds left in the third quarter. While Walton praised his players' response and saw problems with nearly every decision made by the officials in the aftermath, Milwaukee coach Jason Kidd also was pleased by his team's resilience. ''After things like that, there's always a momentum swing, and it swung their way,'' Kidd said. ''The guys stayed the course. They kept playing, and we found a way to keep the lead and finish the game.'' Jordan Clarkson (6'5''-G-92, college: Missouri) scored 21 points for the Lakers, who appeared to be inspired by the brouhaha. They trimmed Milwaukee's lead from 18 points to 103-100 with 7.9 seconds left before the Bucks hit four late free throws to seal it. ''I love the way the young guys stepped up for me,'' Young said. ''As a team, the whole coaching staff, players, we've got each other's backs. That's unity. That's a team.''
Courtesy of: yahoo.com



Hill's career-high 30 lead Pelicans past Rockets 128-112 - by Eurobasket News

Solomon Hill (6'7''-F-91, college: Arizona) hadn't been on the court for two minutes when he received a pass from Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (6'4''-PG-90, college: UCLA) on the perimeter and decisively drained a 3-pointer. There were five more long-range baskets to come from Hill, who scored a career-high 30 points to help the New Orleans Pelicans overcome the absence of All-Star DeMarcus Cousins in a 128-112 upset over the Houston Rockets on Friday night. Hill was averaging just 6.5 points per game coming in, spending most of this season focused on defense. Against Houston, he helped the Pelicans beat the Rockets at their own, up-tempo game. "When you get that shot, you've got to take it," Hill said. "That's what I'm just getting comfortable with, just my teammates finding me and making the most of the opportunity." Hill made six of his eight field goals from beyond the 3-point line and drew fouls by attacking the hoop, hitting 8 of 9 free throws. "He looked great," Pelicans All-Star forward Anthony Davis (6'10''-C-93, college: Kentucky) said. "He was talking and being aggressive -- a guy who's just been doing what the team asks of him, what the coach asks of him, and to go out there and have a night like this was huge for him, huge for us." Davis had 24 points and 15 rebounds and Jrue Holiday added 19 points for New Orleans, which has won three of four. James Harden (6'5''-SG-89, college: Arizona St.) had 41 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists, but that was not enough to prevent Houston's first loss in four games. He was the only Houston starter to reach 10 points. Lou Williams added 14 points and Montrezl Harrell 13 in reserve roles. "James had a phenomenal game, but we were lethargic starting and they got every ball, every rebound, and every fast break and we never broke out of that," Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said. "We have to write that one off and get to the next one."
Courtesy of: espn.co.uk



Beal scores 24, Wizards hold off Bulls for 112-107 win - by Eurobasket News

Playing their first game without Dwyane Wade, the Chicago Bulls almost pulled off an improbable comeback against the Washington Wizards. That's small consolation for a struggling team fighting for a playoff spot. Bradley Beal (6'5''-SG-93, college: Florida) scored nine of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, John Wall (6'4''-PG-90, college: Kentucky) dished out a career-high 20 assists to go with 14 points, and the Wizards held on to defeat the Bulls 112-107 on Friday night. Minus Wade, whose fractured elbow will keep him out for the rest of the regular season, the Bulls were down 19 points at halftime before getting as close as one. "I hate this word, 'soft.' I hate it, but that's exactly what we were," Butler said of his team's start. "They beat us to every 50-50 ball, worked our tail in transition, we turned the ball over. Those things that we've talked about all year long replayed in that first half." Chicago rallied and eventually had a chance to tie it, but a well-guarded Butler missed a 3-pointer from the wing with 3.9 seconds left. "I'll take that shot," Butler said. "Maybe I should've side-stepped a little bit. You can say all this stuff now, but I had a great look at it." Butler finished with 28 points and Robin Lopez (7'0''-C/F-88, college: Stanford) added a season-high 25 points and 12 rebounds for the Bulls, who began the night in 10th place in the Eastern Conference, and have lost seven of eight. Wall, playing despite spraining his left foot in Wednesday's loss to Dallas, sank four free throws in the final minute, including two with 1.8 seconds left. Washington's Jason Smith (7'0''-F-86, college: Colorado St.), starting in place of Markieff Morris (6'10''-F-89, college: Kansas) who was a late scratch due to illness, tied his season high with 17 points and Ian Mahinmi had a season-high 16. "It was solely attributed to John," Smith said of his output. "He was distributing the ball to everybody." Washington, 21-4 in its last 25 games, had lost two straight, allowing 119 and 112 points. "We got back to defending the right way, guarding our guy individually," Beal said. "They made some tough shots and some big 3's here and there, but for the most part I thought we did a solid job. The Wizards led 49-40 late in the first half when Smith's jumper started a 10-0 run that was capped by Wall's 3-pointer that circled the rim and dropped as the half ended. Those were Wall's only points of the half, but he had 12 assists. "There's only a few guys in the league that can dominate a game with passing, and he's one of them," Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. The Bulls rally began in the third quarter and Nikola Mirotic's 3-pointer with 1:24 left pulled the Bulls within two at 104-102. Wall's 20th assist then produced Marcin Gortat (7'0''-C-84)'s layup. Butler hit a 3 to pull Chicago to within one with 39.7 seconds left before Otto Porter's two free throws put Washington up 110-107 with 18.4 seconds to go.
Courtesy of: bostonherald.com



Selden comes back to the Grizzlies - by Eurobasket News

Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) are adding to their roster 23-year old small forward Wayne Selden (196-104kg-94, college: Kansas). It is actually his comeback to the Grizzlies as he has played here before. Selden He played recently at New Orleans Pelicans. In three NBA games he recorded 5.3ppg and 1.7rpg this season. Selden also played for another team Iowa Energy where in 35 NBA games he averaged impressive 18.5ppg, 4.9rpg and 2.9apg.
Selden has never been drafted by the NBA.
Among other achievements his college team won Big 12 Tournament in 2016. Selden received also NABC All-District 8 2nd Team award in 2016.
He represented USA at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. Selden's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 8 games: Score-2 (19.3ppg), 6.5rpg, 2.5apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 59.7%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 58.8%.
Selden graduated from University of Kansas in 2016 and it is his first season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A strong defender with size and athleticism that averaged a double-double.

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The Grizzlies waive Toney Douglas - by Eurobasket News

Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) to waive 31-year old point guard Toney Douglas (188-84kg-86, college: Florida State). In 24 NBA games he recorded 4.9ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.3apg this season.
In 2009 Douglas was drafted by Los Angeles Lakers in first round (29th overall). The former Florida State standoutis in his eighth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Douglas played in the final of NBA in 2014. He received also ACC Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2009 at his college time.
Douglas has played previously professionally in China (Jiangsu Dragons) and other NBA teams (New Orleans Pelicans, Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets).
The scouts decsribe him following way: (by Borko Popic for NBADraft.net in 2009)
Enjoys pushing the tempo, attacking early in the shotclock and not allowing the defense to get set Has the ability to play at a high pace without making many mistakes Takes contact well, using his body to keep his balance and finish Has the strength and willingness to outmuscle smaller defenders inside. Plays between positions, but does not posses the playmaking and vision or the size and explosiveness to ever assume full time duty at either guard spot
.

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  NCAA1  

Stats Leaders - NCAA1

Points Per Game
 Kelsey PLUM
  Washington
  (173-G-94)
  Avg: 31.7
 1. Plum, Washington31.7 
 2. Anigwe, California21.2 
 3. Canada, UCLA18.1 
 4. Billings, UCLA16.8 
 5. Leonard, Colorado16.8 
 6. Chantel, Washi.15.7 
 7. Jones, Arizona15.6 
 8. Wiese, Oregon St.15.5 
 9. Simon, USC14.6 
 10. McCall, Stanford14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Osahor CHANTEL
  Washi.
  (188-F-)
  Avg: 15.3
 1. Chantel, Washi.15.3 
 2. Billings, UCLA10.7 
 3. Anigwe, California9.4 
 4. McCall, Stanford8.7 
 5. Simon, USC8.7 
 6. Hebard, Oregon8.5 
 7. Gulich, Oregon St.8.1 
 8. Potter, Utah8.1 
 9. Brunner, Arizona .7.3 
 10. Jones, Arizona6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jordin CANADA
  UCLA
  (168-PG-95)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Canada, UCLA6.6 
 2. Leonard, Colorado5.7 
 3. Ionescu, Oregon5.5 
 4. Bean, Utah5.4 
 5. Cowling, California4.9 
 6. Plum, Washington4.7 
 7. Wiese, Oregon St.4.6 
 8. Sniezek, Stanford4.3 
 9. Chantel, Washi.4.2 
 10. Moore, USC4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jordin CANADA
  UCLA
  (168-PG-95)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Canada, UCLA2.6 
 2. Leonard, Colorado2.5 
 3. Hailey, Washingt.2.0 
 4. Smith, Colorado1.9 
 5. Moore, USC1.9 
 6. Burke, UCLA1.9 
 7. Robinson, Colorado1.9 
 8. Billings, UCLA1.8 
 9. Moos, Arizona St.1.8 
 10. Pavlopoulou, Washingt.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Emily POTTER
  Utah
  (196-F-95)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Potter, Utah2.8 
 2. Anigwe, California2.1 
 3. Jones, Arizona2.0 
 4. Billings, UCLA1.9 
 5. McClure, Washingt.1.9 
 6. Brown, Oregon St.1.8 
 7. Gulich, Oregon St.1.7 
 8. McCall, Stanford1.6 
 9. Smith, Stanford1.5 
 10. Adams, USC1.4 


Wichita State shakes off Dayton, 64-58 - by Eurobasket News

NCAA tournament flash: Wichita State can play a little defense, too. Just ask the stunned Flyers. The Shockers' powerful offense stalled out until the closing minutes, but their defense carried them through to a 64-58 victory over Dayton on Friday night in the South Regional. Make it 16 consecutive wins for the Shockers (31-4), who brought their reputation for piling up the points on the way to Indianapolis, along with the feeling that they'd been slighted by their No. 10 seed. They made the gritty plays in a game lacking style points. 'It was definitely something a little brand new to us from what we've seen in the Missouri Valley,' said Zach Brown (6'6''-F-95), who had 12 points, including a late three-pointer. 'But I don't know - we've just grinded it out. It was a tough game.' And they were the tougher team. Dayton (24-8) came in with a wealth of experience, playing in its school-record fourth consecutive NCAA tournament. The Flyers start three seniors and have five overall, with a lot of shared tournament moments. This one ranks at the bottom. The seventh-seeded Flyers were held to a season low in points and shot a season-low 31% from the field. They also got rebounded, 48-29, and had eight shots swatted away. 'Of course you've got to give them credit because they're the ones defending, but I think it's more about us,' said point guard Scoochie Smith (6'2''-G-94), who had 25 points. 'We just had to step up and make shots, and a lot of people on our team couldn't get their shots to fall, couldn't get a flow.' Brown's 3-pointer put Wichita State up 51-45 with 5:38 left, the biggest lead by either team up to that point, and Dayton never threatened again. Landry Shamet (6'4''-G-97) led the Shockers with 13 points. The Shockers haven't lost a game since Jan. 14, going two months with nothing but postgame high-fives. They have relied on their offense to carry them, averaging 82.1 points a game. Feeling slighted by their tournament seed, they showed they're more than a one-trick team. 'All in all, it was a big grind,' Brown said. 'And I'm proud, proud of everybody.'
Courtesy of: latimes.com



Thornwell leads Gamecocks to 93-73 NCAA win over Marquette - by Eurobasket News

South Carolina coach Frank Martin had a message for long-suffering fans: It won't take the Gamecocks 44 years to win another NCAA Tournament game. Sindarius Thornwell (6'5''-G-94) had 29 points and 11 rebounds to lead seventh-seeded South Carolina to a 93-73 victory over Marquette to close first-round play in the East Region on Friday night. When Martin took the job five years ago, you could hear about every instruction he called out, the cavernous, 18,000-seat home arena was so empty. This time, the host arena about 2 hours north of campus was filled with boisterous Gamecock fans. "We're not there yet," Martin said after the cheers died down. "But it's fun right now." It might get less fun come Sunday. If the Gamecocks (23-10) want an NCAA winning streak, they will have to beat No. 2 seed Duke, which blew past Troy 87-65 in an earlier game. South Carolina last won a game in the NCAAs when it topped Southwestern Louisiana 90-85 in a regional consolation game on March 17, 1973. Exactly 44 years later, the drought - the Gamecocks were one-and-done in their next five appearances - finally came to end in front of a boisterous, South Carolina crowd who traveled the 2 hours north from Columbia to witness the end of an ugly run they couldn't have imagined would last this long. "This is a great day for Gamecock basketball," said Alex English, the Denver Nuggets great who scored 22 points in that long-ago South Carolina win. Marquette (19-13) gave fans some serious worries in the opening half, going up by 10 points. But the Gamecocks used an 11-0 run midway through the second half to take control. When Thornwell, voted Southeastern Conference player of the year by league coaches, nailed his third 3-pointer with 6:37 to play, South Carolina was up 76-67 and pulling away. PJ Dozier (6'6''-F/G) had 21 points, 13 in the South Carolina's second-half rally. Jujuan Johnson had 16 points to lead Marquette. South Carolina's win spoiled a made-for-TV second-rounder between Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and his former Blue Devils point guard and longtime assistant, Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski . Wojciechowski said his team could not match the Gamecocks' physicality in the second half. "We couldn't sustain that as long as we needed to and they created separation," he said. The Golden Eagles could not keep up with the Gamecocks defensive pressure or high-tempo play in the second half. Marquette came out firing - Rowsey opened the game with a four-point play - and moved in front 26-16. South Carolina, though, cut things to 40-39 at the half on Maik-Kalev Kotsar (6'10''-F-96)'s layup with 42 seconds left.
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Illinois hiring Oklahoma State's Brad Underwood - by Eurobasket News

Illinois has found its next coach, hiring Oklahoma State's Brad Underwood . A source told ESPN that Underwood agreed to a six-year deal worth more than $3 million per season. He earned a little more than $1 million per season at Oklahoma State and had four years remaining on his contract. Fighting Illini athletic director Josh Whitman welcomed Underwood to the program in a tweet Saturday afternoon. "In searching for a new coach, we were looking for a proven winner who would build upon our proud tradition while developing an unmistakable identity for Illinois Basketball," Whitman said in a statement. "Brad's teams play a fast, aggressive style and show unyielding toughness." The Cowboys hired Underwood a year ago, and he took the program to the NCAA tournament this season, losing to Michigan in the first round Friday. Previously, he had spent three seasons at Stephen F. Austin, with trips to the NCAA tournament all three years and two first-round wins. "Coaching basketball at the University of Illinois is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," Underwood said in a statement. "The players, fans and administration at Oklahoma State have been absolutely incredible, and I want to thank them for the support they've given me and my family over the last year. However, during my time at Western Illinois, I always saw the Illinois coaching job as one of the truly best in the nation. I want to thank Josh Whitman for the opportunity to join the Fighting Illini family and look forward to working with him to build a championship program." Underwood was as an assistant coach at Western Illinois for 11 seasons and spent one season as the associate head coach at both Kansas State and South Carolina before landing at Stephen F. Austin. The 53-year-old has a 109-27 record as a head coach. He returned to Stillwater with the Cowboys on Friday night following the loss to the Wolverines, an Oklahoma State official told ESPN's Andy Katz. The official was stunned to learn via Twitter that Underwood was going to Illinois, saying there was no indication he was leaving Oklahoma State. "We are saddened and disappointed in Brad's decision to leave Oklahoma State after one year," Cowboys athletic director Mike Holder said in a statement. "We are trying to digest the news. "We wish Brad and his family well. In the meantime, we will consider the situation and move forward." Underwood will replace John Groce in Champaign. Groce was 95-75 in five seasons but made the NCAA tournament just once. Assistant coach Jamall Walker has served as interim head coach while the school searched for a successor. The Illini have reached the second round of the NIT and will face Boise State on Monday. Oklahoma State went through an up-and-down season in Stillwater. After starting 10-2, the Cowboys endured a six-game losing streak to open Big 12 play before turning things around with 10 wins in 11 games. But the season finished on a sour note, with two straight losses to finish the regular season plus losses in their first game of the Big 12 and NCAA tournaments. The Cowboys were a top-10 team in scoring during the regular season, averaging 85.5 points per game. Oklahoma State's offensive efficiency was ranked No. 1 by Ken Pomeroy. Underwood finished second to Kansas' Bill Self in Big 12 Coach of the Year voting. Self, whose first Power 5 head-coaching job was at Illinois, described the news of Underwood's departure as a shock. "You see a lot of coaching changes across America, but very rarely do you see one after just one year," Self said. "Granted, Brad is a really good guy and did a great job. But from the outside looking in, it looked to me like OSU and Brad fit very, very well."
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Ripon's Ty Sabin Scores 24 Points To Lead East Squad To Victory In D-III All-Star Game - by Eurobasket News

Senior guard Ty Sabin (6'2''-G) suited up in his Ripon uniform one final time Saturday afternoon as he was one of 20 players to participate in the 2017 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Reece's Division-III All-Star Game. Sabin led his East team to a 139-116 victory over the West squad, scoring a team-high 24 points. It didn't take Sabin long to get into the action, as Ripon's career leader in points and 3-pointers converted a long three just eight seconds into the contest to give the East an early lead. That was one of a game-high six made 3-pointers for Sabin, who finished 9-for-15 from the field and 6-for-12 from 3-point range. The Exercise Science major from New Berlin, Wis. also added four rebounds and three assists, which was tied for second on the team. An All-American First Team selection, Sabin was also named Central District and Midwest Conference Player of the Year this season. He started all 98 games during his Ripon career, scoring in double figures each time, while his career scoring average of 26.1 points per game is the highest among active players in the NCAA, across all divisions. Sabin led all Division-III players in scoring this season with a school record 30.7 points per game.
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Babson win 2017 championship - by Eurobasket News

Joey Flannery (6'5''-G) blocked a potential game-winning shot with three seconds left and Babson held off Augustana 79-78 to win the 2017 Division III men's basketball championship. As Augustana did in Friday's semifinal, the Vikings opened the game with hot shooting and built a 10-point lead on Dylan Sortillo's three-pointer midway through the first period. Nick Comenale (6'3''-F) sparked a 25-5 run for Babson with a pair of three pointers and a layup and the Beavers took a 41-31 lead into the half. Babson held Augustana at arm's length for much of the second half and led 71-61 with six minutes to play when the Vikings started their rally. Nolan Ebel (6'1''-G) hit a three-pointer with less than three minutes left to pull the Vikings within four at 79-75. After a couple of empty possessions for both teams, Augustana fouled Babson with 21 seconds left, sending the Beavers to the free throw line for one-and one. They missed the first shot and Augustana grabbed the rebound and found Jacob Johnston for three to cut the lead to 79-78 with 10 seconds left. Babson again missed the front end of a one-and-one and the Vikings gave the ball to Ebel who raced down the floor. Ebel tried to arc a shot over three Babson defenders with three seconds left but Flannery smacked the ball away. Babson grabbed the rebound and was fouled with one second left. Babson missed the one-and-one again but, after an Augustana time out, the Vikings only had time for a long heave down the floor that was deflected away. Flannery finished with 23 points, which gives him 2,620 in his career, good enough for eighth place all-time in Division III. Isaiah Nelsen scored 10 of his 18 points in the second half and Comenale finished with 16 points for Babson. Ebel notched 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists for Augustana (24-9). Augustana finishes as national runner-up for the second time in three seasons. Babson's championship is the first men's basketball title for the College and the fifth overall in team sports. Babson won three titles in men's soccer in 1975, 1979 and 1980 and a men's hockey championship in 1984. Flannery, who was named Player of the Year before the game, took home the Most Oustanding Player award. The other members of the All-Tournament team were Nelsen, Ebel, Chrishawn Orange (6'2''-G) for Augustana and Daniel Aronowitz (6'5''-G) for Williams. Before the title game, the East All-Stars defeated the West All-Stars 139-116 in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Reece's Division III All-Star Game.
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  NEW ZEALAND  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jeremy KENDLE
  Canterbury
  (186-G-88)
  Avg: 39
 1. Kendle, Canterbury39.0 
 2. Tait, SC Rangers29.0 
 3. Webster, Wellingt.29.0 
 4. McCarron, SC Ra.28.0 
 5. Ongwae, Taranaki.28.0 
 6. Delany, Nelson G.22.5 
 7. Jones, Canterbury22.0 
 8. Ruscoe, SC Rangers22.0 
 9. Raukawa, Southlan.19.0 
 10. Bartlett, Taylor H.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Daniel GOMIS
  Taranaki MA
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 16
 1. Gomis, Taranaki MA16.0 
 2. Duinker, Wellingt.11.0 
 3. Hunter, Southlan.11.0 
 4. Kendle, Canterbury10.0 
 5. Egwu, SC Rangers9.0 
 6. Pledger, Southlan.9.0 
 7. Norton, Southlan.9.0 
 8. Neighbour, Cante.9.0 
 9. Roberson, Taylor H.8.0 
 10. Bartlett, Taylor H.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Marcel JONES
  Canterbury
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 6
 1. Jones, Canterbury6.0 
 2. McCarron, SC Ra.6.0 
 3. Duinker, Wellingt.6.0 
 4. Aston, Southland S.6.0 
 5. Allen, Southland S.5.0 
 6. Kendle, Canterbury5.0 
 7. O''Riley, Ta.5.0 
 8. Ili, Wellington S.5.0 
 9. Whippy, Canterbury5.0 
 10. Webster, Wellingt.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Tylor ONGWAE
  Taranaki.
  (199-F-91)
  Avg: 4
 1. Ongwae, Taranaki.4.0 
 2. Hunter, Southlan.3.0 
 3. Burton, Taranaki.2.0 
 4. McCarron, SC Ra.2.0 
 5. Anderson, Taranaki.2.0 
 6. O''Riley, Ta.2.0 
 7. Bartlett, Taylor H.2.0 
 8. Whippy, Canterbury2.0 
 9. Ili, Wellington S.2.0 
 10. Bailey, Southland S.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Leon HENRY
  Wellington S.
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 4
 1. Henry, Wellington S.4.0 
 2. Neighbour, Cante.3.0 
 3. Egwu, SC Rangers2.0 
 4. Gomis, Taranaki MA2.0 
 5. Roberson, Taylor H.2.0 
 6. Washington, Nelson G.1.5 
 7. Boucher, SC Rangers1.0 
 8. Kay, Southland S.1.0 
 9. Kendle, Canterbury1.0 
 10. Bailey, Southland S.1.0 



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  NORWAY  

BLNO Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Evan ROQUEMORE
  Nidaros .
  (190-G-92)
  Avg: 25.6
 1. Roquemore, Nidaros .25.6 
 2. Mjos, Baerum B.25.5 
 3. Weatherspoon, Baerum B.25.3 
 4. McDonald, Nidaros .23.7 
 5. Ferrales, Kongsberg23.5 
 6. Yele, Asker Aliens22.0 
 7. Garth, Asker Aliens21.8 
 8. Sommerfeldt, Centr.19.6 
 9. Stien, Asker Aliens19.4 
 10. Harris, Froya B.18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Earl SIMBA
  Nidaros .
  (204-PF-92)
  Avg: 15.8
 1. Simba, Nidaros .15.8 
 2. Yele, Asker Aliens13.0 
 3. Fivelstad, Gimle B.11.7 
 4. Weatherspoon, Baerum B.11.1 
 5. Bolinz, Centrum10.7 
 6. Harris, Froya B.10.5 
 7. Issalhi, Tromso10.3 
 8. Eglitis, Asker Aliens10.2 
 9. Oldham, Kongsberg9.7 
 10. Victor, Gimle BBK9.7 
Assists Per Game
 Eric GILCHRESE
  Baerum B.
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Gilchrese, Baerum B.6.9 
 2. Garth, Asker Aliens6.3 
 3. Ferrales, Kongsberg5.3 
 4. Espe, Gimle BBK5.2 
 5. Roquemore, Nidaros .4.8 
 6. Mjos, Baerum B.4.4 
 7. Stien, Centrum4.2 
 8. Gabrans, Froya B.4.1 
 9. Issalhi, Tromso4.0 
 10. Victor, Gimle BBK4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Eric GILCHRESE
  Baerum B.
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Gilchrese, Baerum B.3.8 
 2. Issalhi, Tromso3.1 
 3. Roquemore, Nidaros .2.5 
 4. Lange, Tromso2.4 
 5. Mjos, Baerum B.2.4 
 6. Victor, Gimle BBK2.2 
 7. Espe, Gimle BBK2.1 
 8. Gabric, Kongsberg2.1 
 9. Bolinz, Centrum2.0 
 10. Simba, Nidaros .1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Earl SIMBA
  Nidaros .
  (204-PF-92)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Simba, Nidaros .2.6 
 2. Harris, Froya B.2.2 
 3. Yele, Asker Aliens1.8 
 4. Bolinz, Centrum1.2 
 5. Victor, Gimle BBK1.1 
 6. Oldham, Kongsberg1.1 
 7. Bryn, Ammerud Bskt0.9 
 8. Weatherspoon, Baerum B.0.9 
 9. Frantzvaag, Baerum B.0.7 
 10. Rolls-Tyson, Kongs.0.7 



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  PBL  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Tom GARRICK
  Providen.
  (196-G-)
  Avg: 31
 1. Garrick, Providen.31.0 
 2. Phillips, Washingt.27.2 
 3. Jackson, Dubois D.22.3 
 4. Ballard, Ohio B.21.3 
 5. McKnight, Ohio B.20.1 
 6. Edwards, Ohio B.19.2 
 7. Ubiles, Chautauq.18.6 
 8. Allmond, Rocheste.18.5 
 9. Bowling, Jamestow.18.3 
 10. Moore, Dubois D.18.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Julius FRANCIS
  Dubois D.
  (211-C-)
  Avg: 15.7
 1. Francis, Dubois D.15.7 
 2. Feagan, Chautauq.11.0 
 3. Bowling, Jamestow.9.3