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  ABA LEAGUE  


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ante ZIZIC
  Cibona
  (210-F/C-97)
  Avg: 20
 1. Zizic, Cibona20.0 
 2. Marinkovic, Zadar18.2 
 3. Boatright, Cedevita17.3 
 4. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija16.4 
 5. Lukovic, Krka16.4 
 6. Labovic, Karpos S.15.7 
 7. Jefferson, Un.Olimp.15.3 
 8. Barac, Zadar15.2 
 9. Hatcher, Partizan15.0 
 10. Waller, Mornar Bar14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ante ZIZIC
  Cibona
  (210-F/C-97)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Zizic, Cibona9.2 
 2. Kaba, Mega Leks7.7 
 3. Lukovic, Krka7.6 
 4. Oliver, Un.Olimpija7.4 
 5. Bolden, FMP7.3 
 6. Bilan, Cedevita7.3 
 7. Scott, MZT Skopje7.2 
 8. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija7.0 
 9. Klassen, Buducnost6.6 
 10. James, Buducnost6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Scottie REYNOLDS
  Cibona
  (188-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Reynolds, Cibona6.9 
 2. Jackson, Cedevita6.6 
 3. Covic, FMP6.4 
 4. Williams, Buducnost6.2 
 5. Jovic, Crvena Z.6.2 
 6. Rebec, Krka5.9 
 7. Rebic, Mega Leks5.5 
 8. Vladovic, Zadar4.9 
 9. Bakic, Mornar Bar4.8 
 10. Diabate, MZT S.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Scottie REYNOLDS
  Cibona
  (188-PG-87)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Reynolds, Cibona1.8 
 2. Labovic, Karpos S.1.7 
 3. Hrovat, Un.Olimpija1.7 
 4. Vladovic, Zadar1.7 
 5. Pavic, Mornar Bar1.7 
 6. Ramljak, Zadar1.6 
 7. Perry, Karpos S.1.6 
 8. Kaba, Mega Leks1.6 
 9. Oliver, Un.Olimpija1.5 
 10. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Partizan
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Lukovic, Partizan1.8 
 2. James, Buducnost1.6 
 3. Ellis, Mornar Bar1.6 
 4. Scott, MZT Skopje1.3 
 5. Austin, FMP1.3 
 6. Zizic, Cibona1.2 
 7. Begic, Cedevita1.2 
 8. Nikolic, Buducnost1.0 
 9. Pavic, Mornar Bar1.0 
 10. Davidovac, FMP1.0 



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  ANGOLA  


The second phase starts in Angola - by Eurobasket News

The second phase of the National Men's Basketball Championship started in Angola. Eight teams will be seeking better position in the play-off games to get the title. Recreativo do Libolo remains undefeated in the league as they posted two more victories. On March 3rd they beat Progresso 85-75 and then last night overcame Interclube 71-65.
Petroleos is second with a 15-3 record beating Marinha 91-85 and then 1 de Agosto 93-90 in the top game of the round. The latter dropped at 14-4 record on the third spot.



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  ARGENTINA  

Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Dar TUCKER
  Estudian.
  (193-SG-88)
  Avg: 21.6
 1. Tucker, Estudian.21.6 
 2. Green, Instituto20.4 
 3. Quinteros, Regat.18.8 
 4. Solano, Echague18.5 
 5. Sims, Regatas C.18.4 
 6. Baxley, Atenas17.7 
 7. Horner, Obras B.16.7 
 8. Vildoza, Quilm.16.3 
 9. Mickeal, Atenas16.2 
 10. Gadson, Argentino15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Williams, Olimpico.12.3 
 2. Crawford, Argen.10.7 
 3. Clancy, Instituto10.1 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.9.9 
 5. Wood, San M.9.0 
 6. Johnson, Atenas8.8 
 7. Lampropoulos, Boca J.8.6 
 8. Justiz, Estudian.8.4 
 9. Horner, Obras B.8.4 
 10. Francis, La Union8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Pedro BARRAL
  Obras B.
  (186-PG-94)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Barral, Obras B.6.2 
 2. Balbi, Ferrocarril6.1 
 3. Stanic, Olimpico.5.9 
 4. Konsztadt, La Union5.6 
 5. Aguirre, San L.5.3 
 6. Cantero, San M.5.1 
 7. Perez, Boca Jrs4.6 
 8. Hopson, Quimsa4.6 
 9. Ciorciari, Instituto4.5 
 10. De-l., GECR I.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Reynaldo GARCIA
  San M.
  (187-G-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. Garcia, San M.2.0 
 2. Solano, Echague2.0 
 3. Basualdo, Quilm.1.9 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.1.9 
 5. De-l., GECR I.1.8 
 6. Elsener, Quimsa1.7 
 7. Massey, Libertad.1.5 
 8. Flor, Quilmes MP1.5 
 9. Vildoza, Quilm.1.5 
 10. Lescano, San M.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Williams, Olimpico.3.0 
 2. Justiz, Estudian.2.0 
 3. Richard, Obras B.1.9 
 4. Crawford, Argen.1.6 
 5. Battle, Quimsa1.3 
 6. Marriaga, Estudian.1.3 
 7. Clancy, Instituto1.2 
 8. Meyinsse, San L.1.1 
 9. Calfani, San L.1.1 
 10. Spurlock, Quimsa1.0 


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bruno BAROVERO
  Union SF
  (194-G/F-90)
  Avg: 24
 1. Barovero, Union SF24.0 
 2. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista20.6 
 3. Brown, La Union19.9 
 4. Matthews, Salta B.19.8 
 5. Martin Jr., Alianza .19.6 
 6. Brown, Mitre Tuc.19.0 
 7. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.18.8 
 8. Pais, Platense18.7 
 9. Montes-C., Obera T.18.3 
 10. Villa, Gimnasia LP17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Santiago GONZALEZ
  San I.
  (203-C-83)
  Avg: 12.9
 1. Gonzalez, San I.12.9 
 2. Matthews, Salta B.10.1 
 3. Graham, Temperley9.3 
 4. Cutley, Atenas C.9.2 
 5. Lauria, Comunica.8.7 
 6. Lockett, BHY T.8.5 
 7. Joseph, Obera TC8.4 
 8. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista8.3 
 9. Granado, Olimpo BB7.8 
 10. Coleman, Alianza .7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Leonardo LA BELLA
  Gimnasia.
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. La Bella, Gimnasia.7.6 
 2. Cajal, Independ.7.5 
 3. Merlo, Ciclista6.5 
 4. Gandoy, Obera TC5.9 
 5. Cequeira, Villa A.5.0 
 6. Paletta, Hindu4.9 
 7. Correa, BHY T.4.7 
 8. Franco, Alianza .4.5 
 9. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.4.5 
 10. Schoppler, Olimpo B.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Sebastian PUNET
  Salta Basket
  (188-G-89)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Punet, Salta Basket2.8 
 2. Pais, Platense2.5 
 3. Correa, BHY T.2.2 
 4. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.2.2 
 5. Cequeira, Villa A.2.2 
 6. Brown, Mitre Tuc.1.9 
 7. Lopez, Independ.1.9 
 8. Eseverri, Salta B.1.9 
 9. Tabarez, Union SF1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane HEYWARD
  Huracan
  (200-C-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Heyward, Huracan2.5 
 2. Jeronimo, Gimnasia.1.5 
 3. Deck, Obera TC1.4 
 4. Lockett, BHY T.1.4 
 5. Okoye, Salta Basket1.3 
 6. Nwogbo, Alianza .1.1 
 7. Tabarez, Union SF1.0 
 8. Lauria, Comunica.0.9 
 9. Stroud, Parque Sur0.9 
 10. Granado, Olimpo BB0.9 


Argentinian LigaA round 36 best performance: Steffphon Pettigrew - by Eurobasket News

American Forward Steffphon Pettigrew (196-F-89, agency: HMS) had an amazing evening in the last round for Penarol, receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 36.
The 27-year old player was the main contributor (34 points, six rebounds and four assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Boca Jrs (#10, 11-27) with 18-point margin 89-71. Penarol maintains the 8th position in their group in Argentinian LigaA. Penarol is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 15-24 record. In the team's last game Pettigrew had a remarkable 70.6% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Penarol and just after two games he already turned to be a very valuable addition to the team. Steffphon Pettigrew averages just after two games 24.5ppg and 7.0rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 28-year old American Rodney Green (196-G/F-88) of Instituto. Green had a very good evening with 33 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Bad luck as Instituto was edged by slightly lower-ranked Obras Basket (#5, 18-20) 97-95. Instituto managed to keep the same 3rd spot in Sur. His team's 23-15 record is not bad at all. Green is a newcomer at Instituto, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 20.4ppg (#2). He also registered 4.6 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American Jeremiah Wood (200-C/F-85, agency: Inception Sports) of league's top team San Martin C.. Wood showcased his all-around game by recording 23 points, eight rebounds and five assists in the last round. Despite Wood's great performance San Martin C. lost 78-83 to #2 ranked Estudiantes C.. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing San Martin C. needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams in Norte. Their record is 26 victories and 10 lost games. Wood has a great season in Argentina. After 34 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 9.0rpg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Fotios Lampropoulos (206-PF-83) of Boca Jrs - 24 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Walter Herrmann (206-F-79) of Obras Basket - 30 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Justin Williams (206-F/C-84) of Olimpico LB - 12 points and 12 rebounds
7. Federico Van Lacke (191-SG-80) of Olimpico LB - 24 points and 3 rebounds
8. Bruno Labaque (178-PG-77) of Atenas - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists
9. Diego Gerbaudo (178-PG-89) of Atenas - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Anibal Marin (199-G/F-82) of Estudiantes C. - 26 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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  AUSTRALIA  


Petrochimi tabs Daniel Johnson, ex 36ers - by Mohammad Amin Maghsoodlou

Defending champion Petrochimi Bandar Imam Harbour (Superleague) inked 29-year old Australian ex-international power forward Daniel Johnson (210-108kg-88, college: Pepperdine). He started the season at 36ers in Australian NBL league. In 29 games he averaged impressive 15.1ppg, 7.1rpg and 2.1apg this season. The last summer Johnson played at Santeros in Puerto Rican BSN where in 21 games he had 10.9ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.9apg.
Among other achievements he played in the final of New Zealand NBL in 2015. Johnson received also Australiabasket.com All-Australian NBL Honorable Mention award in 2012, 2013 and 2016.
He was a member of Australian international program for some years. Johnson was called to Australian Senior National Team in 2013 and previously for U19 National Team back in 2007.
He is a very experienced player. Johnson has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to four different continents (Europe, Latin America, Australia and of course North America). Johnson has played previously professionally in Poland (Stelmet), Puerto Rico (Manati) and New Zealand (Saints).
He attended Pepperdine University until 2008 and it is his ninth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  AUSTRIA  


UBSC Graz parts ways with Cameron Naylor - by Stefan Prager

UBSC Raiffeisen Graz has parted ways with forward Cameron Naylor (201-F-94, college: Texas St.). His contract was terminated on a mutual agreement. Naylor has already left Austria and is expected to sign in Argentina or Venezuela. Graz has not played the second best rebounder of the ABL since the beginning of February. Naylor had his last game a month ago when Graz fell to BC Vienna at home. Until now the club has not released a statement on why Naylor had to sit on the sidelines since then. In 20 games for Graz this season Naylor averaged 15.1 ppg and 10.5 rpg. Besides Jozo Rados he was one of just two players to average a double-double per game.

Meanwhile Graz has signed ex player Armin Domitner (201-C-94) to a 2 month contract until the end of the season.



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  BAHAMAS  

NPBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Clayton MILLER
  Legends
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 27.5
 1. Miller, Legends27.5 
 2. Bain, Regulators25.1 
 3. Smith, Bahamas .22.7 
 4. Sylvestre, Bahamas .22.4 
 5. Farrington, Rockets21.3 
 6. Bain, Giants18.6 
 7. Dean, Shockers18.4 
 8. Ferguson, Pros16.9 
 9. Woodside, Cleaners16.8 
 10. Rolle, Rebels15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eugene BAIN
  Regulators
  (195-C/F-88)
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Bain, Regulators14.5 
 2. Munnings, Cybots12.5 
 3. Fernander, Pirates12.2 
 4. Williams, Rebels11.3 
 5. Francis, Pros11.2 
 6. Sylvestre, Bahamas .11.0 
 7. Farrington, Rockets11.0 
 8. Leadon, Pros10.4 
 9. Dean, Shockers9.9 
 10. Woodside, Cleaners9.1 
Assists Per Game
 Rashard WILLIAMS
  Rebels
  (183-PG-)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Williams, Rebels6.4 
 2. Dames, Bahamas .5.8 
 3. Jones, Legends5.7 
 4. Mackey, Regulators4.8 
 5. Wright, Pirates4.7 
 6. Armaly, Shockers4.2 
 7. Mackey, Rockets4.1 
 8. Bain, Regulators4.0 
 9. Miller, Legends4.0 
 10. Lewis, Shockers4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Kemsy SYLVESTRE
  Bahamas .
  (--)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Sylvestre, Bahamas .3.3 
 2. Rolle, Rebels3.0 
 3. Rolle, Pros2.8 
 4. Smith, Bahamas .2.5 
 5. Williams, Rebels2.2 
 6. Lafuler, Stingers2.0 
 7. Leadon, Pros1.8 
 8. Dames, Bahamas .1.8 
 9. Cooper, Rebels1.7 
 10. Ferguson, Stingers1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Livingston MUNNINGS
  Cybots
  (-C-)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Munnings, Cybots2.9 
 2. Farrington, Rockets2.2 
 3. Dean, Shockers2.0 
 4. Williams, Rebels1.9 
 5. Sylvestre, Bahamas .1.5 
 6. Morley, Rockets1.4 
 7. Culmer, Cleaners1.3 
 8. Francis, Pros1.2 
 9. Burrows, Pros1.1 
 10. Munroe, Bahamas .1.1 



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  BAHRAIN  


Premier League Round 4 of Second Stage - by Eurobasket News

Premier League is at the halfway of the Second Stage and there are still another 4 rounds left. Coincidentally all visitors won their games. There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, derby games and even winless team recording their first victory.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Issa Town (0-1) at the home court on Monday night. Hosts were defeated by top-ranked Sitra (2-0) 68-62. Sitra maintains seventh position in League with 2-0 record. Newly promoted Issa Town still closes the standings with one game lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Nuwaidrat. 4th ranked host Nuwaidrat (1-3) was smashed by third ranked Al Ahli (3-1) 79-59. Al Ahli moved-up to second place in League. Nuwaidrat at the other side keeps the fourth position with three games lost. Al Ahli will play against Al Muharraq (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Nuwaidrat will play against the league's leader Al Manama to get more than just one victory in their record.
Al Ittihad has registered their first victory this season after one consecutive losses. The win is especially important as it came on the road game in Manama, where they defeated Samaheej (0-2) 92-76 on Monday. Al Ittihad (1-1) left bottom position moving up to ninth place in League. Samaheej at the other side, also newcomer in the league, still closes the standings with two games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Premier League top team - Al Manama (4-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed fifth ranked Al Hala (1-3) in Muharraq 98-76. Defending champion maintains first position in League with 4-0 record. Al Hala at the other side keeps the fifth place with three games lost. Al Manama's next round opponent will be Nuwaidrat (#4) at home. Al Hala will play against Al Najma in Manama and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Al Najma (0-4) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fourth consecutive match to third ranked Al Muharraq (3-1) 106-59 on Tuesday evening. Al Muharraq maintains third position in League with 3-1 record behind leader Al Manama. Loser Al Najma still closes the standings with four games lost. Al Muharraq will face league's second-placed Al Ahli in Manama in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Al Najma will play at home against Al Hala (#5) and hopes to get finally their first victory.

Places 1-6
Nuwaidrat - Al Ahli 59-79

The game between Top Four teams took place in Nuwaidrat. 4th ranked host Nuwaidrat (1-3) was smashed by third ranked Al Ahli (3-1) 79-59. Al Ahli moved-up to second place in League. Nuwaidrat at the other side keeps the fourth position with three games lost. Al Ahli will play against Al Muharraq (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Nuwaidrat will play against the league's leader Al Manama to get more than just one victory in their record.
gschID: 535056


Al Najma - Al Muharraq 59-106

Bottom-ranked Al Najma (0-4) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fourth consecutive match to third ranked Al Muharraq (3-1) 106-59 on Tuesday evening. Al Muharraq maintains third position in League with 3-1 record behind leader Al Manama. Loser Al Najma still closes the standings with four games lost. Al Muharraq will face league's second-placed Al Ahli in Manama in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Al Najma will play at home against Al Hala (#5) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 535057


Al Hala - Al Manama 76-98

Premier League top team - Al Manama (4-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed fifth ranked Al Hala (1-3) in Muharraq 98-76. Defending champion maintains first position in League with 4-0 record. Al Hala at the other side keeps the fifth place with three games lost. Al Manama's next round opponent will be Nuwaidrat (#4) at home. Al Hala will play against Al Najma in Manama and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 535058


Places 7-11
Samaheej - Al Ittihad 76-92

Al Ittihad has registered their first victory this season after one consecutive losses. The win is especially important as it came on the road game in Manama, where they defeated Samaheej (0-2) 92-76 on Monday. Al Ittihad (1-1) left bottom position moving up to ninth place in League. Samaheej at the other side, also newcomer in the league, still closes the standings with two games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
gschID: 537900


Issa Town - Sitra 62-68

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Issa Town (0-1) at the home court on Monday night. Hosts were defeated by top-ranked Sitra (2-0) 68-62. Sitra maintains seventh position in League with 2-0 record. Newly promoted Issa Town still closes the standings with one game lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
gschID: 537899





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  BELARUS  

Stats Leaders - Premier League

Points Per Game
 Sergej VABISCHEVICH
  BSEU-Gr.
  (191-G-88)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Vabischevich, BSEU-Gr.22.1 
 2. Viaroukin, GO.20.3 
 3. Sugonyako, COR-Bori.18.8 
 4. Aladko, Vitebsk18.5 
 5. Shustov, Impuls B.17.4 
 6. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.17.3 
 7. Suvorov, Prine.17.3 
 8. Navoichyk, Prine.16.5 
 9. Roslikau, BSEU-Gr.15.8 
 10. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dmitriy DMITRUK
  Brest
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 12
 1. Dmitruk, Brest12.0 
 2. Zahar, Impuls B.9.4 
 3. Liutych, Tsmoki II9.3 
 4. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.8.9 
 5. Kopacev, GO.8.8 
 6. Vashkevich, Vitebsk8.5 
 7. Chumakov, Prine.8.3 
 8. Ignatev, Impuls B.7.5 
 9. Chumakov, Grodn.7.2 
 10. Malysh, COR-Bori.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Maksim SHUSTOV
  Impuls B.
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Shustov, Impuls B.6.1 
 2. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.5.5 
 3. Kuzmin, Grodno-935.3 
 4. Nazarov, BSEU-Gr.4.8 
 5. Stavrovskiy, Tsmoki I.4.7 
 6. Korzh, Grodno-934.5 
 7. Kharkevich, COR-Bori.4.5 
 8. Aladko, Vitebsk4.4 
 9. Volodkin, Impuls B.4.4 
 10. Suvorov, Prine.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Tsimafei VIAROUKIN
  GO.
  (186-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Viaroukin, GO.2.6 
 2. Lebedev, BSEU-Gr.2.4 
 3. Suvorov, Prine.2.3 
 4. Shustov, Impuls B.2.3 
 5. Ovsepyan, Vitebsk2.1 
 6. Malkov, COR-Bori.2.0 
 7. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.2.0 
 8. Stankevich, GOCOR-S.1.9 
 9. Chumakov, Grodn.1.9 
 10. Roslikau, BSEU-Gr.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Evgeniy KOPYLOV
  COR-Bori.
  (199-F-91)
  Avg: 0
 1. Kopylov, COR-Bori.0.0 
 2. Adaskov, GO.0.0 
 3. Kopacev, GO.0.0 
 4. Navoichyk, Prine.0.0 
 5. Konovchuk, Brest0.0 
 6. Morozov, Brest0.0 
 7. Kisel, Brest0.0 
 8. Mishukov, Grodn.0.0 
 9. Kirilyuk, Brest0.0 
 10. Milashevskiy, BSEU-Gr.0.0 


Premier League Round 30: Grodno-93 top 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 Grodno-93 (25-2) which played road game in Minsk against 3rd ranked Tsmoki II (17-8). First ranked Grodno-93 had an easy win 88-70. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Tsmoki II. The game was mostly controlled by Grodno-93. Tsmoki II managed to win fourth quarter 21-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Grodno-93 looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was a good game for the former international center Yuri Mishukov (205-85) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international point guard Viachaslau Korzh (195-86) contributed with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Forward Maksim Liutych (200-97) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds for Tsmoki II. Tsmoki II's coach Heorhi Kandrusevich rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Grodno-93 maintains first position with 25-2 record. Tsmoki II at the other side keeps the third place with eight games lost. Grodno-93 will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Tsmoki II will play again at home against the league's leader Grodno-93 and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between second ranked COR-Borisfen (23-2) and 9th ranked GOCOR-Sozh (3-22) in Mogilev ended with biggest points difference. COR-Borisfen outscored guests from Gomel 108-57. Andrei Aheyenka (193-92) had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 15 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Vytautas Kamarunas chipped in 26 points and 4 steals during the contest. The best for the losing side was point guard Tsimafei Viaroukin (186-93) with 16 points and 4 steals. GOCOR-Sozh's coach gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. COR-Borisfen have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 23-2 record having 2 victories less than leader Grodno-93. GOCOR-Sozh lost seventh consecutive game. They stay dead last with 22 lost games. COR-Borisfen will again play against bottom-ranked GOCOR-Sozh (#9) in Gomel in the next round and are hoping to win another game. GOCOR-Sozh will have a break next round.

In the last two games of round 30 Impuls BGUIR was beaten by Vitebsk on the road 95-88. Prinemanye destroyed Brest on its own court 89-60.
The most impressive performance of 30th round was 32 points by Yuriy Ignatev of Impuls BGUIR.

Tsmoki II - Grodno-93 70-88

An interesting game for Grodno-93 (25-2) which played road game in Minsk against 3rd ranked Tsmoki II (17-8). First ranked Grodno-93 had an easy win 88-70. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Tsmoki II. The game was mostly controlled by Grodno-93. Tsmoki II managed to win fourth quarter 21-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Grodno-93 looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was a good game for the former international center Yuri Mishukov (205-85) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international point guard Viachaslau Korzh (195-86) contributed with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Five Grodno-93 players scored in double figures. Forward Maksim Liutych (200-97) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds and forward Timofey Porolev (202-97) added 17 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Tsmoki II. Tsmoki II's coach Heorhi Kandrusevich rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Grodno-93 maintains first position with 25-2 record. Tsmoki II at the other side keeps the third place with eight games lost. Grodno-93 will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Tsmoki II will play again at home against the league's leader Grodno-93 and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Grodno-93: V.Korzh 20+6reb+4ast, Y.Mishukov 19+10reb+4ast, P.Karasevich 18+5reb+1ast, A.Navoichyk 12+5reb+4ast, D.Kuzmin 12+5reb+7ast, I.Kaliayev 7+3reb+3ast
Tsmoki II: A.Rogozenko 17+2reb+4ast, T.Porolev 17+6reb+1ast, M.Liutych 16+13reb+2ast, A.Zaretski 7+3reb, D.Sivatskiy 4+1reb, A.Stavrovskiy 4+4reb+4ast
gschID: 530033


Vitebsk - Impuls BGUIR 95-88

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fourth ranked Vitebsk's (16-11) home victory over 5th ranked Impuls BGUIR (14-11) 95-88. The game without a history. Vitebsk led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Vitebsk forced 20 Impuls BGUIR turnovers. Point guard Ivan Aladko (193-95) scored 24 points, 6 assists and 5 steals to lead the charge for the winners and naturalized Armenian forward Victor Ovsepyan (204-91) chipped in 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. Four Vitebsk players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was forward Yuriy Ignatev (202-91) with 32 points and Genadziy Zahar (200-92) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds. Vitebsk maintains fourth position with 16-11 record. Impuls BGUIR at the other side keeps the fifth place with 11 games lost. Vitebsk will again play against Impuls BGUIR (#5) in Minsk in the next round. Impuls BGUIR will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Vitebsk: I.Aladko 24+2reb+6ast, V.Ovsepyan 19+5reb+4ast, P.Kadol 15+6reb+2ast, A.Vashkevich 10+5reb, A.Kachan 10, M.Ovsepyan 6+11reb+7ast
Impuls BGUIR: Y.Ignatev 32+4reb, G.Zahar 19+11reb+2ast, K.Volodkin 14+3reb+5ast, Y.Kurapau 10+2reb+2ast, M.Shustov 8+4reb+9ast, A.Matveev 5+11reb+3ast
gschID: 530034


Prinemanye - Brest 89-60

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 8th ranked Brest's (4-23) road loss to seventh ranked Prinemanye (6-19) in Grodno 60-89. The game without a history. Prinemanye led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Brest's 34. Prinemanye forced 19 Brest turnovers. Guard Pavel Suvorov (185-95) scored 18 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals to lead the charge for the winners and forward Dmitriy Chumakov (203-93) chipped in 17 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Four Prinemanye players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was guard Anton Shchurko (188-97) with 11 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and Kirill Vinokurov scored 12 points and 6 rebounds. Prinemanye maintains seventh position with 6-19 record. Brest lost seventh consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the eighth place with 23 games lost. Prinemanye will again play against Brest (#8) at home in the next round. Brest will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Prinemanye: P.Suvorov 18+5reb+6ast, A.Navoichyk 18+5reb+2ast, D.Chumakov 17+9reb, A.Vasilenko 13+1reb, R.Kutskevich 12+10reb+1ast, V.Svakel 9+4reb+7ast
Brest: K.Vinokurov 12+6reb+2ast, A.Shchurko 11+6reb+4ast, M.Samusik 10+5reb+2ast, R.Matusevich 7+4reb+1ast, V.Konovchuk 6+1reb, A.Stepura 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 530031


COR-Borisfen - GOCOR-Sozh 108-57

The game between second ranked COR-Borisfen (23-2) and 9th ranked GOCOR-Sozh (3-22) in Mogilev ended with biggest points difference. COR-Borisfen outscored guests from Gomel 108-57. The game without a history. COR-Borisfen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. COR-Borisfen forced 24 GOCOR-Sozh turnovers and outrebounded them 52-34 including a 36-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. COR-Borisfen players were unselfish on offense dishing 32 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by GOCOR-Sozh's players. Andrei Aheyenka (193-92) had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 15 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Lithuanian point guard Vytautas Kamarunas (178-89) chipped in 26 points and 4 steals during the contest. Four COR-Borisfen players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was point guard Tsimafei Viaroukin (186-93) with 16 points and 4 steals and power forward Aleksandr Kopacev (203-95) scored 7 points and 11 rebounds. GOCOR-Sozh's coach gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. COR-Borisfen have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 23-2 record having 2 victories less than leader Grodno-93. GOCOR-Sozh lost seventh consecutive game. They stay dead last with 22 lost games. COR-Borisfen will again play against bottom-ranked GOCOR-Sozh (#9) in Gomel in the next round and are hoping to win another game. GOCOR-Sozh will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
COR-Borisfen: V.Kamarunas 26+1reb+3ast, M.Kozlovets 19+8reb+2ast, S.Tatur 14+1reb+3ast, A.Aheyenka 14+15reb+2ast, A.Kharkevich 11+3reb+15ast, P.Bliznets 9+14reb+1ast
GOCOR-Sozh: T.Viaroukin 16+4reb+3ast, A.Kovalev 8+4reb, A.Kopacev 7+11reb, E.Rybkin 7+2reb+1ast, E.Dudov 7+3reb+1ast, A.Kharitonov 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 530032





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  BELGIUM  

Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Jason CLARK
  Antwerp
  (188-G-90)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Clark, Antwerp18.7 
 2. Bowman, Spirou16.7 
 3. Tofi, Aalstar16.1 
 4. Simpson, Liege15.6 
 5. Tuttle, Limburg .15.3 
 6. Miller-M., Leuven14.9 
 7. Ware, Antwerp14.8 
 8. Samhan, Leuven14.5 
 9. Simmons, Brussels14.3 
 10. Troisfontain., Aalst.14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ANDERSON
  Antwerp
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Anderson, Antwerp7.4 
 2. Amis, Aalstar7.1 
 3. Samhan, Leuven6.6 
 4. Ware, Antwerp6.6 
 5. Simmons, Brussels6.6 
 6. Tuttle, Limburg .6.5 
 7. Fields, Liege6.3 
 8. Ubel, Brussels6.2 
 9. Badji, Kangoeroes6.0 
 10. Tofi, Aalstar5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Dusan DJORDJEVIC
  Ooste.
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.6 
 2. Miller-M., Leuven5.3 
 3. Channels, Kango.5.1 
 4. Loubry, Brussels4.9 
 5. Clark, Antwerp4.3 
 6. Marnegrave, Spirou4.2 
 7. Anderson, Limburg .4.1 
 8. Tuttle, Limburg .4.1 
 9. Bosco, Mons-Hai.4.0 
 10. Simpson, Liege3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Codi MILLER-MCINTYRE
  Leuven
  (190-G-94)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Miller-M., Leuven1.8 
 2. Davis, Spirou1.8 
 3. Billbury, Leuven1.5 
 4. Bowman, Spirou1.5 
 5. Hertay, Liege1.5 
 6. Tuttle, Limburg .1.4 
 7. Simpson, Liege1.4 
 8. Gugino, Liege1.3 
 9. Djordjevic, Ooste.1.3 
 10. Channels, Kango.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Kevin TUMBA
  Spirou
  (205-C/F-91)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Tumba, Spirou2.5 
 2. Amis, Aalstar1.5 
 3. Fields, Liege1.1 
 4. Boukichou, Oostende1.1 
 5. Gugino, Liege1.0 
 6. Bako, Leuven0.9 
 7. Fusek, Spirou0.9 
 8. Radenovic, Spirou0.7 
 9. Ware, Antwerp0.7 
 10. Ubel, Brussels0.7 



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  BELIZE  


National Elite Basketball League to hold All Star Night and All Star Game - by Eurobasket News

The National Elite Basketball League (NEBL) will be hosting its third annual All-Star Night on Saturday, March 11 at St. Catherine Auditorium in Belize City. The activities will commence at 8 p.m. with the Three Point Shootout, followed by the Slam Dunk Contest at 8:30 p.m. In the nightcap, the All Star game, with a new twist will be played.

All Star Game
The All Star Game will see the Imports team up with the Belizean Americans to form one team to challenge our local All Stars. Players on the Belizean American and Imports squad are listed below.

Guards
George Williams (198-G-90, college: Wayland Baptist) - San Pedro Tiger Sharks
Leroy Louriano (173-PG-91) - Smart Belize Hurricanes
Dillmore Conorquie - Dangriga Dream Ballers
Forwards/Centers
James Ewing (198-F-90, college: Mercyhurst) - Orange Walk Running Rebels
Rassi Jenkins - San Pedro Tiger Sharks
Kenny Brown - Belize City No Limit
Richard Smith III - Belmopan Bandits
Richard Troyer (196-SF-84, college: Utah Valley) - Cayo Western Ballaz
Tahj Wells (208-C-89, college: Edward Waters) - Dangriga Dream Ballers

The players for the local All Star team will be selected via fan votes and votes from team managers. The starting five will be selected by popular fan vote, via Facebook likes. Fans are to go to the NEBL Face Book page and vote for their favorite players that they would like to see represent the local squad for the All Star Game. Voting is done by positions. The remaining seven reserves will then be selected by team managers and the media. Below is the list of players who will be selected to make the 12 man roster. The top 2 guards and top 3 big men from FB votes, will decide the starters. Voting will take place from Sunday, February 26 - Saturday, March 4.

Guards
Edgar Mitchell (G/F) - Belmopan Bandits
Gregory Rudon (181-G) - Belmopan Bandits
Daniel Nolberto - Cayo Western Ballaz
Roger Reneau - Orange Walk Running Rebels
Randy Usher - Orange Walk Running Rebels
Ashton Edwards - San Pedro Tiger Sharks
Lincey Lopez - Belize City No Limit
Akeem Trapp - Dangriga Dream Ballers
Winston Pratt - Smart Belize Hurricanes
Forwards/Centers
Farron Louriano - Belmopan Bandits
Brandon Flowers - Cayo Western Ballaz
Darwin Leslie - Cayo Western Ballaz
Quinton Bowen - Dangriga Dream Ballers
Raul Roches - San Pedro Tiger Sharks
Kurt Burgess - San Pedro Tiger Sharks
Brian White - Smart Belize Hurricanes
Akeem Watters - Smart Belize Hurricanes
Andrew Ortiz - Smart Belize Hurricanes
Marcus Lewis - Belize City No Limit

The coach with the best record going into the All Star weekend will coach the local team, and the coach with the second best winning record will coach the Imports/Belizean American team.
Courtesy of: guardian.bz



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  BOSNIA  


Adriatic League: Mornar Bar roll past Igokea - by Eurobasket News

Mornar Bar - Igokea 83:76

Mornar Bar celebrated the 9th victory in Adriatic League season. They overcame visiting Igokea for 9-16 record. Antabia Waller (191-G-88, college: Auburn) provided 15 points to pace the hosts.
The intrigue was gone in the first half. Mornar Bar went on a huge 54:32 run in the first half to clear off. Igokea pulled within 14 points at the final intermission. Igokea got closer in the fourth quarter but could not avoid the loss. Lamont Jones (183-PG-90, college: Iona, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) provided 14 points, while Octavius Ellis (208-C-93, college: Cincinnati) added 13 points in the win. Danilo Sibalic (202-F-88, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 18 points for Igokea. Strahinja Micovic (205-F-92) tossed in 15 points in the loss.

Mornar Bar: Antabia Waller 15, Lamont Jones 14, Octavius Ellis 13
Igokea: Danilo Sibalic 18, Strahinja Micovic 15



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  BULGARIA  


Durchev is back at Balkan - by BGbasket

Balkan Botevgrad (NBL) signed 30-year old Bulgarian small forward Martin Durchev (203-90kg-87). This is his comeback to Botevgrad, where he also played last season. Durchev played most recently at Araberri in the Spanish LEB Gold, but parted ways with the team last month. In 18 games there he had 5.0ppg and 1.2rpg this season. In the 2015-16 season, for Balkan, in 35 NBL games Durchev recorded 11.1ppg, 2.9rpg and 2.7apg. He helped them make it to the final, after they ended the regular season as the second best team.

Durchev was a member of the Bulgarian international program for some years. He played for the Bulgarian men's National Team between 2012 and 2013, and previously for the U-20 National Team in 2007. He represented Bulgaria at the Qualifications for EuroBasket 2015 four years ago. His stats at that event were: 2 games, 0pts, 1.5rpg, 1.0spg.

Durchev is an experienced player, who has also played professionally in Lithuania, Serbia, Spain (Navarra), and for Yambol and Chernomorets in his native Bulgaria.

His scouting report is: Left handed small forward, who can score in a number of ways. Very good shooter, but also very efficient with putting the ball on the floor. Is a great passer as well, as he can easily find the open man and create.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CANADA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kadre GRAY
  Laurentian
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 24.2
 1. Gray, Laurentian24.2 
 2. Cooper, Calgary22.5 
 3. Morgan, UBC22.1 
 4. Scott, UPEI21.5 
 5. Johnson, Toronto20.1 
 6. Curcic, Memorial20.0 
 7. Jean-Louis, Cape B.19.9 
 8. Bercy, St.Franc.19.8 
 9. Kokko, Laurier19.6 
 10. Masters, UNB19.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dut DUT
  UPEI
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Dut, UPEI11.9 
 2. Bercy, St.Franc.11.3 
 3. Pereira, Waterloo11.2 
 4. Osayande, Saskatch.11.1 
 5. Ross, Mount Royal9.8 
 6. Elgadi, Brock9.8 
 7. Nissen, Acadia9.7 
 8. Dinkins, Lakehead9.6 
 9. Iegorov, TRU9.6 
 10. Omoerah, Manitoba9.4 
Assists Per Game
 Ritchie KANZA MATA
  Dalhousie
  (184-G-)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Mata, Dalhousie5.9 
 2. Masters, UNB5.8 
 3. Keane, Carleton5.4 
 4. Bonhomme, Manitoba5.0 
 5. Miller, Acadia4.7 
 6. Dulay, UFV4.7 
 7. Rocca, Windsor4.5 
 8. Farkic, Western4.3 
 9. Burdeaux, Lethb.4.3 
 10. Agyeman, UNBC4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Dejon BURDEAUX
  Lethb.
  (183-PG-)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Burdeaux, Lethb.3.3 
 2. Jenkins, Western3.0 
 3. Agada, Ottawa2.7 
 4. Kapinga, Calgary2.6 
 5. Small, Ryerson2.5 
 6. Mata, Dalhousie2.4 
 7. Dulay, UFV2.3 
 8. Masters, UNB2.2 
 9. Ogundokun, McGill2.2 
 10. Bermillo, Bishop''s2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane OSAYANDE
  Saskatch.
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Osayande, Saskatch.2.5 
 2. Graham, Queen''s2.3 
 3. Nissen, Acadia2.1 
 4. Oirbans, Winnipeg1.8 
 5. Paul, Brandon1.7 
 6. Layton, Mount R.1.7 
 7. Debache, UQAM1.6 
 8. Yengue, Laurentian1.5 
 9. Pierre-C., Ottawa1.5 
 10. Morgan, UBC1.5 



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  CHINA  

Stats Leaders - CBA

Points Per Game
 Errick MCCOLLUM
  Beiko.
  (185-PG-88)
  Avg: 37.5
 1. McCollum, Beiko.37.5 
 2. Fredette, Shanghai.37.3 
 3. Brooks, Jiangsu D.36.2 
 4. Cunningham, Jiangsu.34.0 
 5. Brown, Jilin NE T.33.9 
 6. Franklin, Shanxi BD33.6 
 7. Hudson, Liaoning FL32.5 
 8. Adams, Xinjiang FT30.7 
 9. Jones, Qingdao E.30.5 
 10. Warren, Zhejiang.29.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Malcolm THOMAS
  Jilin N.
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 16.4
 1. Thomas, Jilin N.16.4 
 2. Haddadi, Sichu.16.0 
 3. Thompson, Shandong.13.9 
 4. Hickson, Fujian S.13.4 
 5. Sakakini, Tianj.13.3 
 6. Batista, Beikong FD12.8 
 7. Lampe, Shenzhen L.12.7 
 8. Dalembert, Shanxi B.12.1 
 9. Han, Liaoning FL12.1 
 10. Diogu, Ji.11.1 
Assists Per Game
 Jamaal FRANKLIN
  Shanxi BD
  (196-SG-91)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Franklin, Shanxi BD8.8 
 2. Fortson, Guangsha.8.5 
 3. Jeter, Tianjin GL7.9 
 4. Pargo, Shenzhen L.6.8 
 5. Buycks, Fujian S.6.4 
 6. Sloan, Guangdong ST6.3 
 7. Jones, Qingdao E.6.2 
 8. Adams, Xinjiang FT5.9 
 9. Warren, Zhejiang.5.8 
 10. Marbury, Beiji.5.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jamaal FRANKLIN
  Shanxi BD
  (196-SG-91)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Franklin, Shanxi BD3.3 
 2. Sui, Shandong GS2.8 
 3. Brown, Zhejiang GB2.7 
 4. Fortson, Guangsha.2.6 
 5. Hudson, Liaoning FL2.5 
 6. Blatche, Xinjiang.2.4 
 7. Kamrani, Jilin N.2.4 
 8. McCollum, Beiko.2.3 
 9. Kennedy, Guangzho.2.3 
 10. Zhong, Jilin NE T.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Yuchen ZOU
  Bayi R.
  (203-F-96)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Zou, Bayi R.2.6 
 2. Zhou, Xinjiang FT2.2 
 3. Smith, Sichuan BW2.0 
 4. Haddadi, Sichu.2.0 
 5. Dalembert, Shanxi B.1.9 
 6. Kirk, Guangzhou LL1.9 
 7. Sun, Beijing D.1.6 
 8. Thomas, Jilin N.1.6 
 9. Blatche, Xinjiang.1.5 
 10. Lalanne, Zhejiang.1.5 


CBA Round 4 of Quarter-Finals. Guangsha and Xinjiang join semifinal stage - by Eurobasket News

Shenzhen L. - Shanghai S. 100-93

Shenzhen rallied past Shanghai to even the series at 2-2. Sharks trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 24-19 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 93-100 at the end of the game. 27 personal fouls committed by Sharks helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of Polish-Swedish power forward Maciej Lampe (211-85) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds. The former international forward QuAn Gu (202-92) contributed with 24 points for the winners. Four Leopards players scored in double figures. American point guard Jimmer Fredette (188-89, college: BYU) replied with a double-double by scoring 39 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Yi Zhai (200-94) added 10 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Sharks. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Shenzhen L.: G.QuAn 24+2reb+3ast, L.Maciej 20+10reb+2ast, D.Huaibo 19+3reb, P.Jeremy 18+5reb+4ast, Y.Dehao 7+1ast, L.Muhao 6+6reb+3ast
Shanghai S.: F.Jimmer 39+11reb+4ast, Z.ZhaoXu 14+4reb, Z.Yi 10+6reb+3ast, L.XiaoYu 9+3reb+2ast, C.Liang 7+3reb, T.Wen-Ting 6+4reb
gschID: 538102


Liaoning FL - Guangsha L. 112-106

Guangsha upset Liaoning on the road to seal their semifinal appearance. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions were trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 32-25 charge of Flying Leopards, which allowed them to win the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The winners were led by American Lester Hudson (190-84, college: Tenn-Martin) who scored that evening 26 points, 8 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals and the former international center Dejun Han (215-89) supported him with 15 points and 15 rebounds. Even 35 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 7 assists by American point guard Courtney Fortson (180-88, college: Arkansas, agency: Three Eye Sports) did not help to save the game for Zhejiang Guangsha Lions. International center Jinqiu Hu (208-97) added 24 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. Five Flying Leopards and four Zhejiang Guangsha Lions players scored in double figures. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Liaoning FL: H.Lester 26+8reb+9ast, G.Ailun 22+8reb+2ast, L.Zhixuan 18+3reb+5ast, H.Dejun 15+15reb+3ast, Z.JiWei 14+3reb+3ast, R.Shavlik 13+5reb+2ast
Guangsha L.: F.Courtney 35+8reb+7ast, H.Jinqiu 24+6reb+1ast, H.Elijah 13+4reb+3ast, L.Chih-Chieh 10+5reb+1ast, L.Cheng 9+4reb+4ast, S.MingHui 9+3reb
gschID: 538101


Shandong GS - Xinjiang FT 102-108

Xinjiang topped Shandong and advanced into the next round of playoffs. Golden Stars were ahead by 15 points at the halftime before a 63-42 second half run of Xinjiang Flying Tige. They made 29-of-37 charity shots (78.4 percent) during the game. Golden Stars were plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a quality performance of American-Filipino power forward Andray Blatche (211-86) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 32 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists and American-Bulgarian point guard Darius Adams (188-89, college: Indianapolis, agency: Stealth Sport) who added 21 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists during the contest. At the losing side American point guard A.J. Price (188-86, college: Connecticut) responded with 29 points, 7 assists and 4 steals and his fellow American import forward Jason Thompson (211-86, college: Rider) scored 8 points and 13 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Xinjiang FT: B.Andray 32+14reb+5ast, A.Darius 21+8reb+8ast, K.Makan 13+4reb, Z.Qi 11+3reb+1ast, L.Gen 8+3reb+1ast, Y.Changdong 7+1reb
Shandong GS: P.A.J. 29+4reb+7ast, T.HanLin 16+5reb+1ast, D.Yanyuhang 15+6reb, W.Ke 15+6reb+1ast, L.JingYu 14+2reb+2ast, T.Jason 8+13reb+3ast
gschID: 538100





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  CROATIA  

Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Luka BOZIC
  KK Zagreb
  (199-PG-96)
  Avg: 23.1
 1. Bozic, KK Zagreb23.1 
 2. Johnson, Alkar Sinj22.3 
 3. Smajlagic, Zabok21.2 
 4. Marcinkovic, KK Za.19.1 
 5. Novacic, Jolly JBS18.8 
 6. Hopson, Cedevita17.9 
 7. Veljacic, Kvarner .17.3 
 8. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek16.9 
 9. Konjevic, Skrljevo16.5 
 10. Ivanov, GKK Sibenik16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ivan NOVACIC
  Jolly JBS
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Novacic, Jolly JBS7.4 
 2. Robinson, Vrij.Osijek7.4 
 3. Bozic, KK Zagreb7.1 
 4. Halilovic, GKK S.6.9 
 5. Mazalin, Zadar6.6 
 6. Smajlagic, Zabok6.6 
 7. Marcinkovic, KK Za.6.4 
 8. Arapovic, Cedevita6.0 
 9. Rajic, H.Analitica5.7 
 10. Bundovic, Cedevita5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Scottie REYNOLDS
  Cibona
  (188-PG-87)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Reynolds, Cibona8.5 
 2. Johnson, Alkar Sinj8.1 
 3. Bozic, KK Zagreb6.9 
 4. Scott, Jolly JBS6.6 
 5. Filipovic, KK Split5.7 
 6. Veljacic, Kvarner .5.6 
 7. Kapusta, Zabok5.1 
 8. Vrbica, Gorica4.9 
 9. Palcic, Skrljevo4.8 
 10. Raic, H.Analitica4.6 
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 .2.2 
 4. Sirko, KK Split2.1 
 5. Katic, Cedevita1.9 
 6. Mazalin, Zadar1.8 
 7. Stemberger, Skrlj.1.8 
 8. Brzoja, Zadar1.7 
 9. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek1.6 
 10. Novacic, Jolly JBS1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Miralem HALILOVIC
  GKK S.
  (205-F-91)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Halilovic, GKK S.1.4 
 2. Turkyilmaz, GKK S.1.3 
 3. Krolo, Zabok1.1 
 4. Bundovic, Cedevita1.1 
 5. Vukovic, Vrij.Osijek0.9 
 6. McDonald, Gorica0.8 
 7. Vucic, Kvarner 20100.7 
 8. Vitali, KK Zagreb0.7 
 9. Vlaic, KK Zagreb0.7 
 10. Zrnic, Zabok0.7 



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  CUBA  


Osmel Oliva claims Cuban LSB weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Former international Point guard Osmel Oliva (178-PG-87) had a great game in the last round for league's second-best Pinar del Rio and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 14.
The 29-year old playmaker had the game-high 15 points adding three rebounds and three assists for Pinar del Rio in his team's victory, helping them to crush Santiago (#6, 4-9) with 18-point margin 83-65. Pinar del Rio maintains the 2nd position in Cuban LSB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Pinar del Rio will need more victories to improve their 11-3 record. Oliva just recently signed at Pinar del Rio, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Oliva has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (3rd best: 21.0ppg), assists (4th best: 3.1apg) and averages solid 6.5spg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 23-year old guard Raudelis Guerra (191-G-93) of Guantanamo. Guerra impressed basketball fans with 22 points and 2 assists. Bad luck as Guantanamo was edged by slightly higher-ranked Camaguey (#7, 1-12) 62-61. Guantanamo are still at the very bottom. 13 lost games are too many considering they did not win any game. Guerra is well-known by Guantanamo fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was former international guard William Granda (189-SG-85, agency: Pro Sports) of Ciego de Avila (#5). Granda scored 24 points. Despite Granda's great performance Ciego de Avila lost 64-72 to slightly higher-ranked Capitalinos (#3, 8-5). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Ciego de Avila not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 9 games, recording just four victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Granda could try to bring Ciego de Avila's a little bit higher in the standings. Granda has individually a great season in Cuba. After 12 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.3ppg (6th best). He also has 4.3spg and FGP: 51.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Yuniskel Molina (185-G-93) of Matanzas - 24 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Lazro Sanchez) of Matanzas - 21 points and 2 rebounds
6. Diagmani Vazquez (192-SG-87) of Pinar del Rio - 16 points and 2 assists
7. Yoel Cubillas (204-C-94) of Villa Clara - 15 points and 8 rebounds
8. Yuset Tito (197-F-92) of Guantanamo - 13 points and 8 rebounds
9. Esteban Martinez (192-F-87) of Santiago - 25 points and 2 rebounds
10. Luis Curtiz) of Matanzas - 18 points and 3 rebounds

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



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  CYPRUS  

Div.A stats leaders

Points Per Game
 Baden JAXEN
  Etha
  (190-G-90)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Jaxen, Etha20.4 
 2. Esho, Etha18.8 
 3. Franklin, Apollon18.4 
 4. Abukar, Keravnos15.7 
 5. Brezec, AEK15.5 
 6. Ray, Enosis15.3 
 7. Marshall, Apollon15.1 
 8. Bussey, Apoel14.9 
 9. Blakes, Enosis14.8 
 10. Pittakas, Apollon14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maxie ESHO
  Etha
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Esho, Etha8.4 
 2. Raines, Apollon8.4 
 3. Thomas, Enosis8.2 
 4. Brezec, AEK7.3 
 5. Mobley, Apoel7.3 
 6. Parks, Keravnos6.8 
 7. Dasic, AEK6.4 
 8. Blakes, Enosis6.2 
 9. Wright, Apoel6.1 
 10. Barnes, Etha5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Kenny BARKER
  Keravnos
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Barker, Keravnos5.9 
 2. Thomas, AEK5.4 
 3. Washington, Enosis4.9 
 4. Bussey, Apoel4.5 
 5. Ross, Keravnos4.2 
 6. Koronides, Apollon4.0 
 7. Jaxen, Etha4.0 
 8. Brown, Apoel3.4 
 9. Jones, Apollon3.2 
 10. Colimon, Etha3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Keravnos
  (188-PG-83)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Ross, Keravnos2.2 
 2. Dasic, AEK1.8 
 3. Pittakas, Apollon1.8 
 4. Franklin, Apollon1.7 
 5. Washington, Enosis1.7 
 6. Thomas, AEK1.6 
 7. Barker, Keravnos1.6 
 8. Burnatowski, Apoel1.5 
 9. Marshall, Apollon1.4 
 10. Blakes, Enosis1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Kevin THOMAS
  Enosis
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Thomas, Enosis1.2 
 2. Mobley, Apoel1.1 
 3. Marshall, Apollon1.0 
 4. Suleiman, Apollon1.0 
 5. N''Doye, Apollon1.0 
 6. Raines, Apollon0.9 
 7. Panayiotou, Etha0.8 
 8. Burnatowski, Apoel0.6 
 9. Esho, Etha0.6 
 10. Ortiz, Etha0.6 



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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. Bohacik, USK Praha18.4 
 3. Burnett, BK Pardu.18.2 
 4. Ware, MMCITE B.17.2 
 5. Brooks, J.Hradec16.7 
 6. Lipkins, J.Hradec16.2 
 7. Bakic, BK Kolin15.3 
 8. Painter, NH Ostrava14.9 
 9. Pecka, Usti n.14.9 
 10. Allen, CEZ Nymburk14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Deshawn PAINTER
  MMCITE B.
  (205-C-90)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Painter, MMCITE B.11.2 
 2. Kerr, BK Kolin9.6 
 3. Pecka, Usti n.9.2 
 4. Ware, MMCITE B.7.3 
 5. Norwa, Prostejov7.3 
 6. Mickelson, Svitavy7.1 
 7. Smith, NH Ostrava6.7 
 8. Simpson, MMCITE B.6.7 
 9. Bohacik, USK Praha6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Roman MARKO
  Svitavy
  (194-SG-86)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Marko, Svitavy7.8 
 2. Bannister, Svitavy6.5 
 3. Sirina, BK Opava6.0 
 4. Simmons, Prostejov5.4 
 5. Lawrence, CEZ N.5.2 
 6. Kouril, BK Opava5.0 
 7. Glover, Usti n.4.8 
 8. Sotnar, Usti n.4.5 
 9. Ware, MMCITE B.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin WARE
  MMCITE B.
  (188-G-93)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Ware, MMCITE B.2.5 
 2. Sirina, BK Opava2.3 
 3. Sant-Roos, CEZ N.2.2 
 4. Glover, Usti n.2.1 
 5. Canada, NH Ostrava2.0 
 6. Lipkins, J.Hradec1.9 
 7. Marko, Prostejov1.8 
 8. Burnett, BK Pardu.1.7 
 9. Bannister, Svitavy1.6 
 10. Pulpan, BK Pardu.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Ryan CANTY
  J.Hradec
  (206-C-)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Canty, J.Hradec1.6 
 2. Simpson, MMCITE B.1.5 
 3. Madsen, USK Praha1.4 
 4. Mickelson, Svitavy1.4 
 5. Ibekwe, CEZ N.1.4 
 6. Simpson, CEZ N.1.1 
 7. Dyck, Prostejov1.0 
 8. Jelinek, Svitavy0.9 
 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: 24.4
 1. Slechta, Sokol Pisek24.4 
 2. Svoboda, Nymburk B24.1 
 3. Peterka, Nymburk B22.8 
 4. Potocek, Pardubice22.5 
 5. Novak, Olomouc SK21.8 
 6. Fait, Sokol Pisek20.0 
 7. Sebela, Sokol S.19.1 
 8. Streba, USK P.18.8 
 9. Honomichl, Loko Plzen18.6 
 10. Nehoda, Zlin18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martin PETERKA
  Nymburk B
  (205-C-95)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Peterka, Nymburk B12.3 
 2. Novak, Olomouc SK10.6 
 3. Kolonicny, Havirov10.1 
 4. Klimes, Slavoj Litom.9.8 
 5. Pelikan, Novy Jicin9.3 
 6. Voslajer, Zlin9.3 
 7. Kvapil, Opava B9.3 
 8. Bujnoch, Opava B8.9 
 9. Sebela, Sokol S.8.7 
 10. Streba, USK P.8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jan SOTNAR
  Slavoj L.
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Sotnar, Slavoj L.8.1 
 2. Pulpan, Pardubice6.0 
 3. Petric, Pardubice5.1 
 4. Jakubu, Novy Jicin5.0 
 5. Pumprla, Zlin4.7 
 6. Kotasek, Nymburk B4.6 
 7. Honomichl, Loko Plzen4.4 
 8. Dragoun, Opava B4.3 
 9. Sehnal, USK P.4.1 
 10. Straznicky, Vysoc.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Jiri DEDEK
  Olomouc .
  (190-SG-95)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Dedek, Olomouc .3.7 
 2. Pulpan, Pardubice3.4 
 3. Kozina, Zlin2.8 
 4. Potocek, Pardubice2.5 
 5. Nehoda, Zlin2.3 
 6. Rotrekl, Sokol S.2.3 
 7. Pumprla, Zlin2.1 
 8. Choleva, Olomouc Bbal2.1 
 9. Dragoun, Opava B1.9 
 10. Nalevanko, Pardu.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Pavel ENGLICKY
  Sokol Pisek
  (210-F/C-83)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Englicky, Sokol Pisek2.2 
 2. Blumbergs, GBA S.1.8 
 3. Skranc, Pardubice1.6 
 4. Kolonicny, Havirov1.6 
 5. Szabo, Prostejov B1.1 
 6. Kvapil, Opava B1.1 
 7. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.1 
 8. Kozak, GBA Sparta1.1 
 9. Goga, Prostejov B1.0 
 10. Hlobil, Prostejov B0.9 



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  DENMARK  

Stats Leaders - Basketligaen

Points Per Game
 Devaughn AKOON-PURCELL
  Bakken
  (196-G-93)
  Avg: 22.9
 1. Akoon-P., Bakken22.9 
 2. Bello, Randers18.6 
 3. Burgess, Randers18.6 
 4. Nielsen, Randers17.6 
 5. Mack, Horsens IC17.5 
 6. Haas, SISU16.5 
 7. Champagnie, Stevn.16.5 
 8. McGrew, SI.16.4 
 9. Dominique, Horsholm16.3 
 10. Sandager, Stevn.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tanner MCGREW
  SI.
  (203-F-93)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. McGrew, SI.10.9 
 2. Champagnie, Stevn.10.2 
 3. Sane, Naestved9.7 
 4. Smith, Horsholm8.9 
 5. Baru, SISU8.4 
 6. NaNa, Svendborg7.7 
 7. Moten, Svendborg7.0 
 8. Midtgaard, Horsh.6.8 
 9. Diouf, Bakken6.3 
 10. Trist, Horsens IC6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Frederik NIELSEN
  Horsholm
  (178-PG-88)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Nielsen, Horsholm6.6 
 2. Burgess, Randers5.8 
 3. Wilson, SISU5.0 
 4. Dranginis, SISU4.4 
 5. Gesell, Bakken4.2 
 6. Lundberg, Horse.4.0 
 7. Lanegger, Naestved4.0 
 8. Nielsen, Randers3.9 
 9. Mack, Horsens IC3.7 
 10. McGrew, SI.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Myles MACK
  Horsens IC
  (175-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Mack, Horsens IC2.5 
 2. Bello, Randers2.0 
 3. Burgess, Randers2.0 
 4. Borovcanin, Horse.1.8 
 5. Gesell, Bakken1.8 
 6. Lundberg, Horse.1.7 
 7. Akoon-P., Bakken1.7 
 8. Smith, Horsholm1.7 
 9. Nielsen, Horsholm1.7 
 10. Nielsen, Randers1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Cheikh SANE
  Naestved
  (207-C/F-92)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Sane, Naestved1.2 
 2. Smith, Horsholm1.2 
 3. Diouf, Bakken1.1 
 4. Aboubakar Za., Svendbor.1.1 
 5. Adjehi, SISU1.0 
 6. Colas, Randers1.0 
 7. Christoffers., Bak.1.0 
 8. Moten, Svendborg0.8 
 9. Dranginis, SISU0.8 
 10. Baru, SISU0.8 



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  D-LEAGUE  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Pierre JACKSON
  Texas L.
  (180-PG-91)
  Avg: 26.5
 1. Jackson, Texas L.26.5 
 2. Harris, Texas L.26.3 
 3. Cook, Canton C.26.1 
 4. Blue, Los A.24.9 
 5. Patterson, Reno B.24.0 
 6. Crawford, Grand R.23.3 
 7. Murphy, Grand R.22.6 
 8. Holland, Canton C.22.1 
 9. Jones, Maine RC21.9 
 10. Nader, Maine RC21.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joel BOLOMBOY
  Salt L.
  (206-F-94)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Bolomboy, Salt L.13.3 
 2. Moreland, Canton C.11.7 
 3. Long, Delaware.11.3 
 4. Benson, Sioux F.10.8 
 5. Onuaku, Rio G.10.4 
 6. Wood, Greensbo.10.0 
 7. McKinnie, Windy C.9.8 
 8. Webb-III, Delaware.9.1 
 9. Tobey, Greensbo.8.9 
 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. McGrath, Long I.8.9 
 3. Stone, Ft.Wayne MA8.9 
 4. Pressey, Santa C.7.8 
 5. VanVleet, Raptors .7.5 
 6. McCallum, Grand R.7.3 
 7. Weber, Sioux F.7.3 
 8. Jackson, Texas L.7.2 
 9. Cook, Canton C.6.7 
 10. Bynum, Windy C.6.6 
Steals Per Game
 Briante WEBER
  Sioux F.
  (188-PG-92)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Weber, Sioux F.3.3 
 2. Tokoto, Rio G.2.5 
 3. McCallum, Grand R.2.2 
 4. Harris, Texas L.2.2 
 5. Caruso, Oklahoma.2.2 
 6. Millsap, N.Arizon.2.1 
 7. Payton-II, Rio G.2.1 
 8. Patterson, Reno B.2.0 
 9. Fells, Westches.1.9 
 10. Collinsworth, Texas L.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Christian WOOD
  Greensbo.
  (208-F-95)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Wood, Greensbo.2.6 
 2. Tavares, Raptors .2.6 
 3. Benson, Sioux F.2.5 
 4. Obekpa, Santa C.2.4 
 5. Papagiannis, Reno B.2.4 
 6. Moreland, Canton C.2.3 
 7. Hammons, Texas L.2.1 
 8. Acy, Texas L.2.0 
 9. Jones, Santa C.1.9 
 10. Foster, Los A.1.9 


Mad Ants make it 3 in row on Howard's night - by Eurobasket News

As expected, the presence of Tyler Hansbrough (6'9''-F-85, college: N.Carolina) made the Mad Ants' inside game grittier and more successful. There was even a fourth-quarter incident in which the Westchester Knicks' Courtney Fells shoved Hansbrough after they had gotten tangled up and fallen to the court, leading to technical fouls on both. But it was Jordan Loyd (6'4''-G-93, college: Indianapolis, agency: Three Eye Sports) and Jarrod Uthoff (6'8''-F-93, college: Iowa, agency: Pensack Sports) who most stood out - again - as the Mad Ants defeated the Knicks 106-94 at Memorial Coliseum. Loyd totaled 17 points and nine assists with only two turnovers, running the point effectively for the Mad Ants (22-15), who have won three in a row on the heels of their season-worst five-game losing streak. Uthoff had 23 points and 20 rebounds. Hansbrough had eight points and seven rebounds in 17:16 off the bench, as the Mad Ants out-rebounded the Knicks 60-43. The Mad Ants retired the No. 19 of Ron Howard, who starred for the team for seven seasons, at halftime. Howard, who led the Mad Ants to the 2014 D-League championship and was Co-MVP of the league, is the first player to be bestowed the honor. The Mad Ants play Saturday at Canton, Ohio. Peter Dinwidde, the Pacers' vice-president of basketball operations, was at the game, undoubtedly taking a good look at the Mad Ants' newest player - Hansbrough, the former Pacers player who was signed Wednesday. Hansbrough, who has seven years of NBA experience, hadn't played since last season with the Charlotte Hornets. The Mad Ants were coming off a season high for points in their 136-105 victory Wednesday at Grand Rapids, Michigan, in which rookie point guard Loyd had career highs in points (30) and assists (11) in his first game atop the depth chart after Julyan Stone left Monday to play in Europe. Loyd started off strong again, his steal and pass setting up Trey McKinney-Jones (6'6''-G-90, college: Miami, FL) for a lay-up and a 6-0 lead that would soon grow to 16-6 on a Stephan Hicks (6'6''-G-92, college: CS Northridge) 3-pointer. The Knicks went on a 24-14 run, culminating with a Jaylen Bond put-back to tie it at 30 with 1:20 remaining in the first quarter, though Hansbrough immediately answered by driving from the 3-point line to a lay-up on the way to his seven first-half points off the bench. The Mad Ants, who a week ago were reeling and in a season-worst five-game losing streak, recaptured the momentum and went up 60-42 on McKinney Jones' 3-pointer with 3:58 left in the second quarter. Uthoff led the game in points (16) and rebounds (12) as the Mad Ants held a 64-51 halftime lead. The Mad Ants scored 25 of the third quarter's 44 points, led by six apiece from Loyd and Stephan Hicks, to take an 89-70 lead. A baseline basket, plus the foul, by Uthoff with 9 minutes left put the Mad Ants up 96-80. The Knicks (16-22) made a run, though, and Keith Wright (6'8''-F-89, college: Harvard, agency: Aspire Sports)'s dunk with 6:11 left cut the Fort Wayne lead to 98-91. After Uthoff drew an offensive foul on Travis Trice II, McKinney Jones' 3 with 4:15 left made it 101-91 and then Uthoff made a jumper of his own for 12-point lead.
Courtesy of: journalgazette.net



Dashonte Riley joins Maine Red Claws - by Eurobasket News

Maine Red Claws agreed terms with 26-year old center Dashonte Riley (213-109kg-91, college: E.Michigan). He started the season at Salt Lake City Stars (D-League). In 29 games he had 3.3ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.5bpg this season.
Two years ago (a year after he left the college) Riley was drafted by Idaho Stampede (D-League) in fourth round (57th overall).
He attended Eastern Michigan University until 2014 and it is his third season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Riley's team made it to the MAC Tournament Semifinals in 2014. He was also voted All-MAC Defensive Player of the Year back in 2014 at his college time.
Riley has played also professionally in Montenegro (Mornar Bar).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Liga MB Round 7: Santa Tecla keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

There were just 7 rounds played in Regular Season of Liga MB and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places. Host teams show no mercy winning all games.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Santa Tecla as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Santa Tecla defeated 3rd placed Brujos Izalco at home 107-90. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Brujos Izalco. Santa Tecla forced 20 Brujos Izalco turnovers. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 51.9 percentage. Santa Tecla looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Santa Tecla made 7 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized American point guard Robert Martinez (185-91, college: Our Lady Lake) who helped to win the game recording 29 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Cuban Lisvan Valdez (200-88) contributed with 31 points and 5 steals for the winners. Santa Tecla's coach used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Garland McArthur (197-88, college: Voorhees) answered with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists for Brujos Izalco. Undefeated Santa Tecla (5-0) have an impressive series of five victories in a row. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Brujos Izalco at the other side dropped to the fifth place with one game lost. They share the position with Denver-FAS and Sonsonate. Brujos Izalco will play next round against strong Canarios trying to get back on the winning streak. Santa Tecla will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked El Rapido in La Union.
Undefeated Isidro Metapan (4-1) recorded its first loss on the court of third ranked Quezaltepeque. Visitors were defeated by Quezaltepeque 88-80. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Isidro Metapan. It was a great evening for American Quincy Scates (197-89, college: Tenn Wesleyan) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists. Douglas Bairez helped adding 24 points and 7 rebounds. At the losing side Venezuelan guard Edwin Mijares (186-94) responded with 32 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Quezaltepeque. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Canarios and Isidro Metapan. Quezaltepeque will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Isidro Metapan will play on the road against Denver-FAS in San Salvador and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Cojute's fans can finally celebrate the first win of their team after four consecutive losses. They used home court advantage to defeat Arcense (0-5) 72-68 on Thursday. It was an exceptional evening for Anthony Moe who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 16 rebounds and 4 blocks. Cojute's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Yordany Jaca came up with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 21 rebounds for Arcense in the defeat. Cojute (1-4) left bottom position moving up to eleventh place, which they share with Santa Ana and San Miguel. It was Arcense's fifth loss in a row. They still close the standings with five games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
The game between seventh ranked Canarios (4-1) and 11th ranked Santa Ana (1-4) in Ahuachapan ended with biggest points difference. Canarios outscored guests from Santa Ana 97-77. American players dominated the game. Reginald Brown fired a double-double by scoring 20 points and 26 rebounds for the winners. Santa Ana's coach rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Canarios moved-up to second place, which they share with Quezaltepeque and Isidro Metapan. Santa Ana at the other side keeps the eleventh position with four games lost. Canarios' next round opponent will be Brujos Izalco (#5) on the road.

Canarios - Santa Ana 97-77

The game between seventh ranked Canarios (4-1) and 11th ranked Santa Ana (1-4) in Ahuachapan ended with biggest points difference. Canarios outscored guests from Santa Ana 97-77. Canarios shot 24 for 34 from the free-throw line, while Santa Ana only scored seven points from the stripe. 25 personal fouls committed by Santa Ana helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American players dominated the game. Center Reginald Brown (202-91) fired a double-double by scoring 20 points and 26 rebounds for the winners. Guard Wali Hepburn (193-89, college: Lock Haven) chipped in a double-double by scoring 27 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 blocks. Four Canarios players scored in double figures. Maliek Daniels (193-88, college: Trevecca Naz.) produced 29 points and 7 rebounds and point guard SerDana Wright (191) added 17 points and 16 rebounds respectively for lost side. Santa Ana's coach rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Canarios moved-up to second place, which they share with Quezaltepeque and Isidro Metapan. Santa Ana at the other side keeps the eleventh position with four games lost. Canarios' next round opponent will be Brujos Izalco (#5) on the road.
Top scorers:
Canarios: D.Lawson 34+2reb+7ast, W.Hepburn 27+11reb+6ast, R.Brown 20+26reb+1ast, W.Quijano 10+1reb+1ast, I.Sandoval 4+3reb, C.Vanegas 2
Santa Ana: M.Daniels 29+7reb+3ast, S.Wright 17+16reb+3ast, T.Dowdell 16+13reb+1ast, E.Guevara 7, V.Sandoval 4+1reb, D.Pena 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 536961


Quezaltepeque - Isidro Metapan 88-80

Undefeated Isidro Metapan (4-1) recorded its first loss on the court of third ranked Quezaltepeque. Visitors were defeated by Quezaltepeque 88-80. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Isidro Metapan. Quezaltepeque forced 19 Isidro Metapan turnovers. It was a great evening for American Quincy Scates (197-89, college: Tenn Wesleyan) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists. Douglas Bairez (180-88) helped adding 24 points and 7 rebounds. Four Quezaltepeque players scored in double figures. At the losing side Venezuelan guard Edwin Mijares (186-94) responded with 32 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals and Venezuelan-Colombian forward Michael Hinestroza-Javes (208-90, college: UALR) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points, 21 rebounds and 5 blocks. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Quezaltepeque. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Canarios and Isidro Metapan. Quezaltepeque will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Isidro Metapan will play on the road against Denver-FAS in San Salvador and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Quezaltepeque: D.Bairez 24+7reb+3ast, Q.Scates 23+12reb+7ast, S.Brackett 12+2reb+3ast, R.Miranda 12+6reb+3ast, A.Martinez 7+1reb, L.Portal 6+6reb
Isidro Metapan: E.Mijares 32+7reb+8ast, D.James 18+5reb+3ast, M.Hinestroza Javes 13+21reb+1ast, A.Regalado 9+5reb, J.Valdez 4+3reb, H.Navas 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 536963


Cojute - Arcense 72-68

Cojute's fans can finally celebrate the first win of their team after four consecutive losses. They used home court advantage to defeat Arcense (0-5) 72-68 on Thursday. Cojute dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Arcense's 22. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Arcense's players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Cojute made 7 blocks. It was an exceptional evening for American power forward Anthony Moe (206, college: Millersville) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 16 rebounds and 4 blocks. Center Brayan Garcia (177-95) accounted for 14 points and 13 rebounds for the winning side. Cojute's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Cuban Yordany Jaca (195-83) came up with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 21 rebounds and Colombian forward Miguel Fernandez (194-92) added 24 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Arcense in the defeat. Cojute (1-4) left bottom position moving up to eleventh place, which they share with Santa Ana and San Miguel. It was Arcense's fifth loss in a row. They still close the standings with five games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Cojute: A.Moe 20+16reb, B.Garcia 14+13reb+3ast, R.Melendez 14+4reb+1ast, J.Quintanilla 8+2reb+4ast, B.Reyes 7+10reb+7ast, L.Quintanilla 7+5reb+4ast
Arcense: M.Fernandez 24+5reb+2ast, Y.Jaca 18+21reb+2ast, C.Torres 13+7reb, T.Romero 6+13reb+2ast, C.Quevedo 3+2reb, A.Vadillo 2+3reb+3ast
gschID: 536960


Santa Tecla - Brujos Izalco 107-90

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Santa Tecla as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Santa Tecla defeated 3rd placed Brujos Izalco at home 107-90. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Brujos Izalco. Santa Tecla forced 20 Brujos Izalco turnovers. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 51.9 percentage. Santa Tecla looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Santa Tecla made 7 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized American point guard Robert Martinez (185-91, college: Our Lady Lake) who helped to win the game recording 29 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Cuban Lisvan Valdez (200-88) contributed with 31 points and 5 steals 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. Santa Tecla's coach used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Garland McArthur (197-88, college: Voorhees) answered with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists and the other American import guard Christopher Blake (197-88, college: Detroit Mercy) added 28 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists in the effort for Brujos Izalco. Santa Tecla (5-0) have an impressive series of five victories in a row. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Brujos Izalco at the other side dropped to the fifth place with one game lost. They share the position with Denver-FAS and Sonsonate. Brujos Izalco will play next round against strong Canarios trying to get back on the winning streak. Santa Tecla will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked El Rapido in La Union.
Top scorers:
Santa Tecla: L.Valdez 31+4reb+1ast, R.Martinez 29+6reb+5ast, O.Torres 11+4reb+3ast, C.Arias 11+7reb+3ast, J.Mancia 8+4reb+1ast, A.Arias Serrano 7+3reb+8ast
Brujos Izalco: C.Blake 28+5reb+7ast, G.McArthur 22+13reb+7ast, D.Bryant 16+6reb, E.Navarrete 9+6reb+1ast, R.Mendez 6+6reb+4ast, E.Giron 5+2reb+5ast
gschID: 536962





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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. van-der-Mars, Rap.18.2 
 4. Olmre, TTU18.1 
 5. Volkus, Parnu18.1 
 6. Jarvelainen, TTU17.2 
 7. Strupovics, Valga16.7 
 8. Bubalo, Parnu16.6 
 9. Post, Tarvas14.5 
 10. Seskus, Parnu13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas VAN DER MARS
  Rap.
  (208-C-90)
  Avg: 13.4
 1. van-der-Mars, Rap.13.4 
 2. Baker, Tarvas8.7 
 3. Jarvelainen, TTU8.5 
 4. Jois, Tartu Ulikool8.4 
 5. Bubalo, Parnu8.3 
 6. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.8.1 
 7. Soodla, Noorteliiga7.9 
 8. Milka, Tartu Ulikool7.8 
 9. Lips, Tarvas7.0 
 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, TTU4.1 
 5. Bratoz, Rapla4.1 
 6. Jones, TL.4.0 
 7. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo3.9 
 8. Paiste, Tarvas3.8 
 9. Post, Tarvas3.8 
 10. Okereafor, Parnu3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Domen BRATOZ
  Rapla
  (189-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Bratoz, Rapla2.3 
 2. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.2.1 
 3. Okereafor, Parnu2.0 
 4. Paiste, Tarvas1.9 
 5. Kabin, Parnu1.8 
 6. Thomas, Tartu Ulikool1.8 
 7. Harper, Kalev/Cr.1.7 
 8. Sutt, Parnu1.7 
 9. Tamm, TL.1.6 
 10. Zvigurs, Valga1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Cedric SIMMONS
  Kalev/Cr.
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Simmons, Kalev/Cr.1.2 
 2. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.1.0 
 3. Tollefsen, Kalev/Cr.0.9 
 4. Gladness, Kalev/Cr.0.9 
 5. Marshall, TL.0.8 
 6. Raadik, TTU0.8 
 7. Bubalo, Parnu0.8 
 8. van-der-Mars, Rap.0.8 
 9. Perine, Tarvas0.7 
 10. Joesaar, Tartu U.0.7 


Alexela KML Round 20: Kalev/Cramo edge Rapla by three points - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in Alexela KML is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 4 rounds. There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with derby games and favorites losing the games.

The most exciting game of round 20 in the Alexela KML took place in Rapla. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of one of their biggest challengers Rapla (12-8) to second ranked Kalev/Cramo (15-2) 80-77 in the game for the second place. The guests trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-77. Kalev/Cramo have an impressive 15-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains second position with 15-2 record having 3 victories less than leader Tartu Ulikool. Rapla at the other side keeps the third place with eight games lost. They share the position with TTU. Kalev/Cramo will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Rapla will play at home against the league's leader Tartu Ulikool and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Tallinn: TTU (#5) and TLU/Kalev (#6). TLU/Kalev was defeated at home 85-92 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. Sten Olmre (192-95) orchestrated the victory by scoring 26 points and 5 assists. Kiur Akenparg contributed with 20 points for the winners. The former international point guard Kristo Saage (186-85) replied with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for TLU/Kalev. TLU/Kalev's coach Kalle Klandorf rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. TTU (12-8) moved-up to third place, which they share with Rapla. TLU/Kalev at the other side keeps the sixth position with 14 games lost. TTU will play against BC Rakvere (#8) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. TLU/Kalev will play against Parnu and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Rapla (12-8) against fourth ranked Parnu (12-9) on Tuesday night. Visiting Rapla was defeated by Parnu in Parnu 64-49. Worth to mention a great performance of Domagoj Bubalo who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Thomas van-der-Mars responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds. Parnu have a solid three-game winning streak. Despite that victory Parnu went down to fifth position due to points difference. Loser Rapla keeps the third place with eight games lost. They share the position with TTU. Parnu will meet at home TLU/Kalev (#6) in the next round. Rapla will play against the league's leader Tartu Ulikool and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Leader Tartu Ulikool delivered the eighteenth victory. This time they crushed 8th ranked BC Rakvere (5-15) 91-67. The winners were led by Mandell Thomas who scored that evening 23 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals. BC Rakvere's coach gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Tartu Ulikool (18-2) have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain first position. BC Rakvere lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with 15 games lost. Tartu Ulikool's next round opponent will be Rapla (#4) on the road. BC Rakvere will play against Valga (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Rakvere was also quite interesting. Sixth ranked TLU/Kalev (7-14) played at the court of 8th ranked BC Rakvere (5-15). TLU/Kalev did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 88-69 on Tuesday. The best player for the winners was Djordje Dzeletovic who had a double-double by scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!). Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. TLU/Kalev maintains sixth position with 7-14 record. BC Rakvere lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with 15 games lost. TLU/Kalev will face higher ranked Parnu (#5) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. BC Rakvere will play against Valga and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 20 Valga was crushed by TTU in Tallinn 102-77.

Rapla - Kalev/Cramo 77-80

The most exciting game of round 20 in the Alexela KML took place in Rapla. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of one of their biggest challengers Rapla (12-8) to second ranked Kalev/Cramo (15-2) 80-77 in the game for the second place. The guests trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-77. Kalev/Cramo have an impressive 15-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains second position with 15-2 record having 3 victories less than leader Tartu Ulikool. Rapla at the other side keeps the third place with eight games lost. They share the position with TTU. Kalev/Cramo will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Rapla will play at home against the league's leader Tartu Ulikool and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 534981


TLU/Kalev - TTU 85-92

Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Tallinn: TTU (#5) and TLU/Kalev (#6). TLU/Kalev was defeated at home 85-92 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But TLU/Kalev won third quarter 21-9. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when TTU won last quarter 27-21. They made 24-of-30 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. TLU/Kalev was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Sten Olmre (192-95) orchestrated the victory by scoring 26 points and 5 assists. Kiur Akenparg (190-88) contributed with 20 points for the winners. The former international point guard Kristo Saage (186-85) replied with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and the former international point guard Reimo Tamm (188-84) added 18 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for TLU/Kalev. Five TTU and four TLU/Kalev players scored in double figures. TLU/Kalev's coach Kalle Klandorf rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. TTU (12-8) moved-up to third place, which they share with Rapla. TLU/Kalev at the other side keeps the sixth position with 14 games lost. TTU will play against BC Rakvere (#8) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. TLU/Kalev will play against Parnu and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
TLU/Kalev: K.Saage 21+5reb+5ast, R.Tamm 18+5reb+1ast, M.Jurtom 14+4reb+1ast, D.Dzeletovic 12+4reb, K.Saks 8+1reb+2ast, M.Kurg 7+1reb+1ast
TTU: S.Olmre 26+3reb+5ast, K.Akenparg 20+3reb+2ast, N.Vujovic 13+7reb, T.Raadik 10+2reb+1ast, S.Viilup 10+5reb+4ast, R.Koort 5+2reb
gschID: 534983


Tarvas - Tartu Ulikool 67-91

Leader Tartu Ulikool delivered the eighteenth victory. This time they crushed 8th ranked BC Rakvere (5-15) 91-67. The game was mostly controlled by Tartu Ulikool. BC Rakvere was better in second period 17-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 24 personal fouls committed by BC Rakvere helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The winners were led by American guard Mandell Thomas (188-93, college: Fordham) who scored that evening 23 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals and Ukrainian Maks Adam Konate (202-91, agency: Alti Sport) supported him with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Four Tartu Ulikool players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds by forward Karl-Johan Lips (198-96) did not help to save the game for BC Rakvere. Point guard Siim-Markus Post (183-97) added 17 points and 5 rebounds for the hosts. BC Rakvere's coach gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Tartu Ulikool (18-2) have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain first position. BC Rakvere lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with 15 games lost. Tartu Ulikool's next round opponent will be Rapla (#4) on the road. BC Rakvere will play against Valga (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tarvas: K.Lips 18+11reb+2ast, S.Post 17+5reb+2ast, M.Paiste 9+5reb+4ast, T.Peil 9+7reb+1ast, M.Shumanov 5+1reb, S.Saaremael 5+1reb
Tartu Ulikool: M.Thomas 23+7reb+5ast, M.Adam Konate 20+10reb, V.Jois 15+9reb+3ast, J.Joesaar 12+1reb+4ast, K.Meister 8+2reb+2ast, K.Kriisa 7+3reb+4ast
gschID: 534982


TTU - Valga 102-77

There was no surprise in Tallinn where 7th ranked Valga (6-15) was crushed by fifth ranked TTU (12-8) 102-77 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by TTU. Valga was better in second period 21-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 23-of-29 free shots (79.3 percent) during the game. TTU forced 20 Valga turnovers. Valga was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was the former international Toomas Raadik (202-90, agency: Promotex) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!). The former international forward Joonas Jarvelainen (202-90, agency: Octagon Europe) chipped in 20 points and 7 rebounds. The former international point guard Valmo Kriisa (192-74) produced 13 points and 5 assists and naturalized American forward Renato Lindments (202-84, college: Westfield St.) added 13 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Five TTU and four Valga players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. TTU moved-up to third place, which they share with Rapla. Loser Valga keeps the seventh position with 15 games lost. TTU will face BC Rakvere (#8) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Valga will play against BC Rakvere and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Valga: D.Mathieu 13+6reb, V.Kriisa 13+2reb+5ast, R.Lindments 13+6reb+1ast, K.Kanbergs 11+4reb+1ast, R.Raadik 8+5reb+2ast, I.Rihards Zvigurs 7+5reb+1ast
TTU: K.Akenparg 22+1reb+4ast, J.Jarvelainen 20+7reb+2ast, T.Raadik 18+11reb+2ast, S.Olmre 15+2reb+3ast, S.Viilup 12+5reb+4ast, N.Vujovic 6+2reb
gschID: 534980


Tarvas - TLU/Kalev 69-88

The game in Rakvere was also quite interesting. Sixth ranked TLU/Kalev (7-14) played at the court of 8th ranked BC Rakvere (5-15). TLU/Kalev did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 88-69 on Tuesday. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 9-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 88-69. TLU/Kalev made 23-of-28 free shots (82.1 percent) during the game. TLU/Kalev had a 33-21 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. BC Rakvere was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was Serbian center Djordje Dzeletovic (205-93, agency: AproK Sports Group) who had a double-double by scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!). The former international point guard Kristo Saage (186-85) chipped in 9 points and 10 rebounds. Four TLU/Kalev players scored in double figures. Point guard Siim-Markus Post (183-97) produced 17 points and 4 assists and guard Mario Paiste (186-89) added 12 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. TLU/Kalev maintains sixth position with 7-14 record. BC Rakvere lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with 15 games lost. TLU/Kalev will face higher ranked Parnu (#5) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. BC Rakvere will play against Valga and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tarvas: S.Post 17+4reb+4ast, M.Paiste 12+5reb+5ast, S.Saaremael 10+9reb, K.Lips 8+7reb, A.Ehte 7+1reb+1ast, T.Peil 7+5reb+1ast
TLU/Kalev: D.Dzeletovic 27+10reb+2ast, J.Vahter 13+3reb+3ast, M.Jurtom 10+3reb+1ast, R.Tamm 10+3reb+6ast, K.Saage 9+10reb+3ast, K.Saks 7+2reb+3ast
gschID: 534979


Parnu - Rapla 64-49

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Rapla (12-8) against fourth ranked Parnu (12-9) on Tuesday night. Visiting Rapla was defeated by Parnu in Parnu 64-49. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Worth to mention a great performance of Croatian center Domagoj Bubalo (212-91) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and Lithuanian swingman Edvinas Seskus (196-95, agency: Players Group) who added 19 points during the contest. Four Parnu players scored in double figures. Dutch center Thomas van-der-Mars (208-90, college: Portland) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds and Slovenian point guard Domen Bratoz (189-93) scored 13 points. Parnu have a solid three-game winning streak. Despite that victory Parnu went down to fifth position due to points difference. Loser Rapla keeps the third place with eight games lost. They share the position with TTU. Parnu will meet at home TLU/Kalev (#6) in the next round. Rapla will play against the league's leader Tartu Ulikool and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rapla: T.van der Mars 16+14reb, D.Bratoz 13+3reb+3ast, I.Kajupank 9+1ast, R.Suarez 3+5ast, J.Kok 2+3reb, G.Ilves 2
Parnu: E.Seskus 19+4reb+3ast, D.Bubalo 17+11reb+5ast, R.Hallik 11+6reb+2ast, M.Kirves 10+6reb+2ast, S.Sutt 4+5reb+3ast, M.Kersalu 3
gschID: 534978





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  EUROLEAGUE  


Derrick Brown claims Euroleague weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Derrick Brown (203-F-87) had a great game in the last round for league's leader Anadolu Efes and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 24.
The 29-year old forward had the game-high 24 points adding five rebounds and two assists for Anadolu Efes in his team's victory, helping them to beat Unics (#16, 7-101) 99-92. It allowed Anadolu Efes to jump to the first place in the Euroleague. Anadolu Efes have a solid 97-11 record. In the team's last game Brown had a remarkable 66.7% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Anadolu Efes and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Derrick Brown averages this season 13.3ppg and 5.9rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 28-year old Dutch power forward Kim Tillie (210-PF-88) of Baskonia. Tillie impressed basketball fans with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course he led Baskonia to another comfortable win 87-74 over the lower-ranked EA7 Armani (#15, 7-17) being unquestionably team leader. Baskonia's 8th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 13-11 record is not bad and everything may still change. Tillie is one of the most experienced players at Baskonia and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was American Chris Singleton (206-F-89) of Panathinaikos (#6). Singleton scored 23 points and grabbed six rebounds. Despite Singleton's great performance Panathinaikos lost 72-77 to the lower-ranked Darussafaka (#9, 12-12). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Panathinaikos needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 14 victories and 10 lost games. Singleton has a very solid season. In 24 games in Euroleague he scored 12.0ppg. He also has 5.9rpg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 54.5% and 3PT: 48.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ekpe Udoh (208-F/C-87) of Fenerbahce - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Brad Wanamaker (193-G-89) of Darussafaka - 24 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-G/F-92) of Fenerbahce - 14 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Adam Hanga (199-SF-89) of Baskonia - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Georgios Printezis (204-PF-85) of Olympiacos - 15 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Luka Doncic (201-PG-99) of Real Madrid - 13 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists
10. Bryant Dunston (203-C-86) of Anadolu Efes - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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  FINLAND  

Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Jamal JONES
  Lapua
  (203-G-93)
  Avg: 22.7
 1. Jones, Lapua22.7 
 2. Scott, KTP Basket21.0 
 3. Gay, KTP Basket20.1 
 4. Pledger, Kouvot19.7 
 5. Brown, Kataja B.18.3 
 6. Hollins, Kauhajoki17.9 
 7. Morris, Lapua17.3 
 8. Holsey, Kauhajoki16.2 
 9. Bullock, Pyrinto16.0 
 10. Cowels-III, Helsink.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus VAN
  Korihait
  (201-F/C-87)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Van, Korihait10.9 
 2. Buckles, Kouvot9.9 
 3. Judge, Pyrinto9.3 
 4. Pratt, KTP Basket8.8 
 5. Kaunisto, Kouvot8.7 
 6. Coleman, Salon Vilpas8.4 
 7. Morris, Lapua8.0 
 8. Williams, Lapua7.9 
 9. Williams, Salon V.7.7 
 10. Bullock, Pyrinto7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Teemu RANNIKKO
  Kataja B.
  (189-PG-80)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Rannikko, Kataja B.7.3 
 2. Nikkarinen, Helsinki.7.0 
 3. Pratt, KTP Basket6.9 
 4. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki5.9 
 5. Jalonen, Korihait4.5 
 6. Edwards, Lapua4.4 
 7. Appleby, Kouvot4.4 
 8. Williams, Lapua4.4 
 9. Hirvonen, Kouvot4.3 
 10. Minard, Pyrinto4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Daniel MULLINGS
  Kataja B.
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Mullings, Kataja B.2.3 
 2. Pratt, KTP Basket2.2 
 3. Horne, Kouvot1.9 
 4. Hollins, Kauhajoki1.8 
 5. Minard, Pyrinto1.7 
 6. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki1.7 
 7. Sanders, BC Nokia1.6 
 8. Coleman, Salon Vilpas1.6 
 9. Ware, Kauhajoki1.4 
 10. Rannikko, Kataja B.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  KTP Basket
  (201-F/C-82)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Gay, KTP Basket1.9 
 2. Alexander, BC Nokia1.7 
 3. Bristol, Kataja B.1.6 
 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. Walker, KTP Basket0.8 


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 De''Andre UPCHURCH
  HyPo
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 34
 1. Upchurch, HyPo34.0 
 2. Moultrie, PuHu J.28.3 
 3. Bratton, Namika Lr27.9 
 4. Rasi, Raholan Pyrkiva24.5 
 5. Maxhuni, HBA-M.24.5 
 6. Heinonen, Munkkini.24.1 
 7. Vinson, Pyrinto II23.7 
 8. Cartharn, Espoo B.23.5 
 9. Daniels, PeU-Basket23.1 
 10. Jones, Oulun N.22.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  PuHu J.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 16.7
 1. Moultrie, PuHu J.16.7 
 2. Daniels, PeU-Basket13.7 
 3. Jallow, Jarvenpaa13.3 
 4. Harvey, Oulun N.12.6 
 5. Towa, Jarvenpaa12.0 
 6. Harris, Ura Basket11.9 
 7. Flemings, FoKoPo11.3 
 8. Stahl, Oulun N.11.1 
 9. Knihtinen, Korikouvot10.9 
 10. Bratton, Namika Lr10.2 
Assists Per Game
 Janne KINNUNEN
  Karkkila
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Kinnunen, Karkkila6.9 
 2. Salonen, Porvoon .5.3 
 3. Upchurch, HyPo5.3 
 4. Kantonen, Korik.5.3 
 5. Ivey, Espoo United4.9 
 6. Innamaa, TuNM.4.8 
 7. Ikavalko, Lahti4.4 
 8. Nikkarinen, HBA-M.4.3 
 9. Latvala, Ura Basket4.1 
 10. Kilpinen, Pyrin.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Joshua GOUCH
  Espoo Basket
  (196-G-91)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Gouch, Espoo Basket2.8 
 2. Cartharn, Espoo B.2.7 
 3. Upchurch, HyPo2.6 
 4. Juvonen, Jyvaskyl.2.5 
 5. Bratton, Namika Lr2.4 
 6. Moultrie, PuHu J.2.3 
 7. Nikkarinen, HBA-M.2.2 
 8. Moore, ToPo2.2 
 9. Kuusisto, ToPo2.1 
 10. Marttinen, Munkkini.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  PuHu J.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Moultrie, PuHu J.2.0 
 2. Young, Pyrinto II1.8 
 3. Reed, FoKoPo1.6 
 4. Rainamaa, PuHu J.1.6 
 5. Sandberg, TuNM.1.4 
 6. Harvey, Oulun N.1.4 
 7. Ekimov, JyWe1.4 
 8. Fields, Lahti1.3 
 9. Harris, Ura Basket1.3 
 10. Polla, HBA-Marsky1.2 



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  FRANCE  

Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Kyle GIBSON
  Gravelines
  (196-G-87)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Gibson, Gravelines18.8 
 2. Clark, Chalon18.7 
 3. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.0 
 4. Prepelic, Limoges16.1 
 5. Cobbs, Gravelines15.8 
 6. Roberson, Chalon15.4 
 7. Smith, Chalons-Reims15.3 
 8. Sommerville, Orleans15.0 
 9. Young, Chalons-.14.6 
 10. Buford, Limoges14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Fall, Chalon8.9 
 2. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.8.6 
 3. Poirier, Paris-Le.8.5 
 4. Lessort, Nanterre7.4 
 5. Hunt, Nancy7.4 
 6. Donaldson, Le Po.7.3 
 7. Hassell, Le Portel7.1 
 8. Yeguete, Le Mans7.1 
 9. Solomon, Gravelines6.9 
 10. Blue, Antibes6.8 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.10.7 
 2. Roberson, Chalon7.6 
 3. Hodge, AS.6.2 
 4. Holston, Dijon6.0 
 5. Cobbs, Gravelines5.7 
 6. Vargas, Nancy5.5 
 7. Bost, Monaco5.4 
 8. Campbell, Paris-Le.4.9 
 9. Nelson, AS.4.4 
 10. Rich, Paris-Levallois4.3 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.5 
 2. Wood, Limoges2.2 
 3. Eito, Orleans2.0 
 4. Holston, Dijon1.9 
 5. Payne, Chalons-.1.7 
 6. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 7. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.6 
 8. Bokolo, Pau-Lacq.1.5 
 9. Yeguete, Le Mans1.4 
 10. Jones, Hyeres-T.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Fall, Chalon2.6 
 2. Fofana, Monaco1.4 
 3. Uter, AS.1.1 
 4. Hassell, Le Portel1.0 
 5. Trasolini, Nancy1.0 
 6. Fair, Limoges1.0 
 7. Cain, Chalons-Reims1.0 
 8. Lessort, Nanterre0.9 
 9. Otule, Antibes0.9 
 10. Jaiteh, Strasbourg0.9 


Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Jarvis WILLIAMS
  Boulazac
  (198-C/F-93)
  Avg: 18.4
 1. Williams, Boulazac18.4 
 2. Peacock, Bourg17.8 
 3. Hermannsson, Charlevi.17.7 
 4. Jones, Lille17.4 
 5. Burton, Roanne17.2 
 6. Ware, Vichy C.16.2 
 7. Rozenfeld, Roanne15.9 
 8. Henry, Evreux15.5 
 9. Denave, Vichy C.15.5 
 10. Sim, Bourg15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mohamed KONE
  Charleville
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 10
 1. Kone, Charleville10.0 
 2. Odiakosa, Le Havre9.6 
 3. Burton, Roanne9.3 
 4. Ndoye, Bourg8.9 
 5. Ekperigin, Nantes8.1 
 6. Diame, Blois7.5 
 7. Williams, Boulazac7.5 
 8. Paumier, Boulogne7.5 
 9. Traore, Lille7.4 
 10. Fairell, Rouen7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jay THREATT
  Poitiers
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Threatt, Poitiers6.4 
 2. Ware, Vichy C.6.4 
 3. Turner, Blois6.4 
 4. Rigaux, Maurienne6.1 
 5. King, Le Havre6.0 
 6. Hermannsson, Charlevi.5.8 
 7. Sim, Bourg5.6 
 8. Henry, Evreux5.3 
 9. Mitchell, Nantes5.2 
 10. Maille, Provence.5.2 
Steals Per Game
 Joe BURTON
  Roanne
  (201-F-90)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Burton, Roanne2.4 
 2. Henry, Evreux2.3 
 3. Denave, Vichy C.2.1 
 4. Maille, Provence.2.1 
 5. Mitchell, Nantes2.0 
 6. Rigaux, Maurienne1.9 
 7. Turner, Blois1.9 
 8. Fouse, Charleville1.7 
 9. Zianveni, Boulazac1.7 
 10. Williams, Boulazac1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Yannis MORIN
  Le Havre
  (208-C/F-93)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Morin, Le Havre1.8 
 2. Fall, Poitiers1.6 
 3. Paumier, Boulogne1.4 
 4. Ndoye, Bourg1.3 
 5. Loum, Boulogne1.3 
 6. Jones, Lille1.2 
 7. Rinna, St Chamond1.2 
 8. Diame, Blois1.2 
 9. Williams, Boulazac1.1 
 10. Traore, Lille1.0 


Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Steffon BRADFORD
  St Vallier
  (198-F/C-77)
  Avg: 18.4
 1. Bradford, St Vallier18.4 
 2. Brooks, ALS Basket18.0 
 3. Craion, Lorient17.1 
 4. Smith, Orchies16.8 
 5. Newson, Lorient16.6 
 6. Vaty, Lourdes16.4 
 7. Geiger, SAP V.16.3 
 8. Doumbia, Gries/Ob.15.9 
 9. Mitchell, Chartres15.7 
 10. Thondique, Gries/Ob.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gregg THONDIQUE
  Gries/Ob.
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Thondique, Gries/Ob.10.1 
 2. Kovanusic, ALS B.8.8 
 3. Staniulis, Souffel8.8 
 4. Blackwell, ALS B.8.1 
 5. Gourari, RAC Basket8.0 
 6. Alliman, SAP V.7.5 
 7. Craion, Lorient7.5 
 8. Cox, Challans7.4 
 9. Anderson, RAC B.7.4 
 10. Vaty, Lourdes7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Xane D''ALMEIDA
  Lourdes
  (181-PG-83)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Dalmeida, Lourdes7.3 
 2. Romain, Chartres6.8 
 3. Rathieuville, Rennes5.5 
 4. Delhomme, St Vallier5.4 
 5. Varanauskas, Gries/Ob.5.4 
 6. Bichard, RAC Basket5.0 
 7. Suhard, Angers BC4.8 
 8. Smith, Orchies4.7 
 9. Siegwarth, Vitre4.6 
 10. Choplin, Quimper4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Michael CRAION
  Lorient
  (195-F-89)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Craion, Lorient3.1 
 2. Davis, Rennes2.3 
 3. Neri, ALS Basket2.2 
 4. Cornely, Caen2.1 
 5. Gibson, Challans2.0 
 6. Newson, Lorient2.0 
 7. Demuynck, Lourdes1.9 
 8. Dalmeida, Lourdes1.8 
 9. Monceau, Challans1.8 
 10. Damachoua, Lorient1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Demond WATT
  Angers BC
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Watt, Angers BC1.3 
 2. Jakstas, Gries/Ob.1.3 
 3. Negrobar, Rennes1.1 
 4. Monteiro, Caen1.0 
 5. Rakocevic, Orchies1.0 
 6. Bobrov, Quimper1.0 
 7. Diarra, Caen0.9 
 8. Davis, Rennes0.8 
 9. Kayembe, Souffel0.8 
 10. Pons, CFBB0.8 


NM1 Round 26: Top-ranked Caen win another game - by Eurobasket News

NM1 top team - Caen (20-6) added another victory to their record on Friday. This time they beat sixteenth ranked Lorient (10-16) 97-92. Caen forced 21 Lorient turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. American power forward Richie Gordon (203-89, college: W.Carolina) orchestrated the victory by scoring 27 points and 7 rebounds. American-Cape Verdean swingman BJ Monteiro (196-90, college: Duquesne) contributed with 19 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American forward Michael Craion (195-89, college: ORU) replied with 22 points and 9 rebounds for Lorient. Caen have an impressive 11-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 20-6 record. Newly promoted Lorient keeps the sixteenth place with 16 games lost. They share the position with SAP Vaucluse. Caen are looking forward to face bottom-ranked CFBB (#18) in Paris in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Lorient will play at home against UB Chartres and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Bottom-ranked CFBB is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their 26th consecutive match to third ranked Souffelweyersheim (18-8) 98-52. Lithuanian power forward Giedrius Staniulis (205-91) had a double-double by scoring 11 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Ruphin Kayembe chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) during the contest. Forward Ivan Fevrier (203-99) responded with 14 points and 5 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Souffelweyersheim maintains third position with 18-8 record having just two points less than leader Caen. CFBB at the other side still closes the standings. Souffelweyersheim will play against Gries/Oberhoffen (#12) in Bischwiller in the next round and are hoping to win another game. CFBB will play at home against the league's leader Caen (#1) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
A very close game took place in Andrezieux between ALS Basket and Gries/Oberhoffen. Eighth ranked ALS Basket (14-12) got a very close home victory over 10th ranked Gries/Oberhoffen (12-14). ALS Basket managed to escape with a 2-point win 85-83 on Friday evening. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Gries/Oberhoffen. Perris Blackwell notched a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead the effort. Even a double-double of 17 points and 10 assists by Ovidijus Varanauskas did not help to save the game for Gries/Oberhoffen. Gries/Oberhoffen's coach Ludovic Pouillart rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. ALS Basket have a solid three-game winning streak. Newly promoted ALS Basket maintains eighth position with 14-12 record. Gries/Oberhoffen at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the tenth place with 14 games lost. They share the position with St Vallier and Challans. ALS Basket will meet higher ranked GET Vosges (#5) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Gries/Oberhoffen will play against Souffelweyersheim (#3) and hope to secure a win.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Orchesien BC (15-11) and UB Chartres (13-13), which took place in Chartres. Higher ranked Orchesien BC lost to ninth ranked UB Chartres in a road game 82-90. The best player for the winners was Harry Disy who had a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds. UB Chartres have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain ninth position with 13-13 record. Orchesien BC at the other side keeps the fifth place with 11 games lost. UB Chartres' next round opponent will be Lorient (#16) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Orchesien BC will play against SAP Vaucluse (#17) and hope to win that game and get promotion back to the ProB just one year after relegation.
Another upset was a game between GET Vosges (15-11) and Angers BC (11-15), which took place in Angers. Higher ranked GET Vosges lost to seventeenth ranked Angers BC in a road game 76-84 on Friday. Auston Calhoun orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Angers BC moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Vitre and Rennes. Loser GET Vosges keeps the fifth position with 11 games lost. Angers BC will face league's second-placed Quimper UJAP on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. GET Vosges will play against ALS Basket and hope to win that game.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 26: Rennes beat SAP Vaucluse on the road 87-74. Vitre lost to Quimper on its own court 63-73. St Vallier unfortunately lost to Lourdes in Tarbes 81-89. RAC Basket recorded a loss to Challans at home 81-85.

SAP Vaucluse - Rennes 74-87

Everything could happen in Sorgues at the game between two tied teams. Both fifteenth ranked Union Rennes and 16th ranked SAP Vaucluse had identical 10-15 record. But SAP Vaucluse was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Rennes 87-74 on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by Union Rennes. SAP Vaucluse was better in second period 20-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Union Rennes won last quarter 30-18. Union Rennes dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to SAP Vaucluse's 30. Senegalese guard El-Kabir Pene (190-84) orchestrated the victory by scoring 13 points. American forward Anthony Hill (204-88, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) contributed with 14 points for the winners. Lithuanian forward Darius Tarvydas (200-91) replied with 18 points and Bahamas forward Bennet Davis (206-84, college: Northeastern, agency: Inception Sports) added 14 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for SAP Vaucluse. Four Union Rennes and five SAP Vaucluse players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Union Rennes (11-15) moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Angers BC and Vitre. SAP Vaucluse lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixteenth position with 16 games lost. Union Rennes will face higher ranked Saint Vallier (#10) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. SAP Vaucluse will play against Orchesien BC (#7) in Orchies and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
SAP Vaucluse: D.Tarvydas 18+4reb, D.Geiger 14+2reb+2ast, B.Davis 14+5reb+1ast, A.Liorel 10+3reb+2ast, C.Soumaoro 10+6reb, T.Foucault 2
Rennes: A.Hill 14+3reb+1ast, D.Davis 13+1reb+3ast, E.Kabir Pene 13+2reb+3ast, S.Ben Driss 11+3reb, O.Sall 8+3reb, L.Negrobar 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 484985


Vitre - Quimper 63-73

Very expected game when 13th ranked Vitre (11-15) lost at home to second ranked Quimper UJAP (19-7) 73-63 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Quimper UJAP. Vitre was better in third quarter 27-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Vitre to just 6 points in first quarter. Quimper UJAP made 20-of-23 free shots (87.0 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. American forward Dwight Burke (202-86, college: Marquette) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 5 rebounds. Ukrainian forward Vyacheslav Bobrov (201-92) contributed with 15 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Burke is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five Quimper UJAP players scored in double figures. Montenegrin guard Nikola Korac (185-86) replied with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 assists and Montenegrin center Aleksandar Radulovic (207-83) added 12 points and 13 rebounds in the effort for Vitre. Quimper UJAP maintains second position with 19-7 record behind leader Caen. Vitre lost third consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth place with 15 games lost. Quimper UJAP will face Angers BC (#15) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Vitre will play against Vendee Challans and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Vitre: N.Korac 13+4reb+11ast, G.Merie 13+3reb+1ast, A.Radulovic 12+13reb+1ast, D.Quincy-Jones 9+6reb+2ast, M.Claveau 4+3reb, A.Belkessa 4+2reb+1ast
Quimper: D.Burke 21+5reb+1ast, V.Bobrov 15+7reb+3ast, R.Temgoua 11+3reb+3ast, F.Herard 10+6reb+3ast, K.Mondesir 10+4reb, J.Bluntt 3+2reb
gschID: 484982


Souffel - CFBB 98-52

Bottom-ranked CFBB is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their 26th consecutive match to third ranked Souffelweyersheim (18-8) 98-52. The game was mostly controlled by Souffelweyersheim. CFBB was better in second period 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding CFBB to just 5 points in third quarter. Souffelweyersheim dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to CFBB's 24. Souffelweyersheim had a 26-13 advantage in offensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three nailing 13 long-distance shots on high 59.1 percentage. Souffelweyersheim players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by CFBB's players. Lithuanian power forward Giedrius Staniulis (205-91) had a double-double by scoring 11 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the charge for the winners and DR Congolese-Belgian power forward Ruphin Kayembe (200-92) chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) during the contest. Five Souffelweyersheim players scored in double figures. Forward Ivan Fevrier (203-99) responded with 14 points and 5 rebounds and guard Sofiane Briki (190-99) scored 11 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Souffelweyersheim maintains third position with 18-8 record having just two points less than leader Caen. CFBB at the other side still closes the standings. Souffelweyersheim will play against Gries/Oberhoffen (#12) in Bischwiller in the next round and are hoping to win another game. CFBB will play at home against the league's leader Caen (#1) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
CFBB: I.Fevrier 14+5reb+1ast, S.Briki 11+3ast, T.Maledon 9+2ast, T.Bazille 8+3reb+1ast, N.Dorez 4+5reb+3ast, J.Ayayi 2+3reb+1ast
Souffel: J.Delmas 17+4reb, F.Ateba 16+2reb, R.Kayembe 16+7reb+3ast, G.Staniulis 11+5reb+11ast, E.Mendy 10+4reb+4ast, V.Correia 8+3reb+3ast
gschID: 484983


Chartres - Orchies 90-82

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Orchesien BC (15-11) and UB Chartres (13-13), which took place in Chartres. Higher ranked Orchesien BC lost to ninth ranked UB Chartres in a road game 82-90. Orchesien BC was ahead by 11 points after three quarters before a 34-15 charge of UB Chartres, which allowed them to win the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. The best player for the winners was power forward Harry Disy (200-84, college: Louisiana Tech) who had a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds. Point guard Olivier Romain (180-88) chipped in 23 points and 7 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Montenegrin power forward Zarko Rakocevic (204-84, agency: Mansfield and Associates) produced 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and American point guard Benjamin Smith (178-87, college: Jacksonville) added 15 points and 8 assists respectively for the guests. Four UB Chartres and five Orchesien BC players scored in double figures. UB Chartres have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain ninth position with 13-13 record. Orchesien BC at the other side keeps the fifth place with 11 games lost. UB Chartres' next round opponent will be Lorient (#16) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Orchesien BC will play against SAP Vaucluse (#17) and hope to win that game and get promotion back to the ProB just one year after relegation.
Top scorers:
Orchies: Z.Rakocevic 15+8reb+4ast, B.Smith 15+1reb+8ast, M.Simmons 13+8reb+2ast, A.Racine 12+2reb+2ast, S.Cisse 10+3reb+2ast, C.Cairo 7+3reb+1ast
Chartres: H.Disy 23+12reb+1ast, O.Romain 23+1reb+7ast, M.Ruikis 14+5reb+5ast, J.Mitchell 10+5reb+5ast, P.Clerence 7+5reb, R.Malonga 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 484988


ALS Basket - Gries/Oberhoffen 85-83

A very close game took place in Andrezieux between ALS Basket and Gries/Oberhoffen. Eighth ranked ALS Basket (14-12) got a very close home victory over 10th ranked Gries/Oberhoffen (12-14). ALS Basket managed to escape with a 2-point win 85-83 on Friday evening. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Gries/Oberhoffen. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. It was a great shooting night for ALS Basket especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 53.3 percentage. American forward Perris Blackwell (205-91, college: Washington) notched a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead the effort and the other American import point guard Jerrold Brooks (183-91, college: S.Mississippi, agency: Interperformances) supported him with 21 points and 7 rebounds. Even a double-double of 17 points and 10 assists by Lithuanian point guard Ovidijus Varanauskas (187-91) did not help to save the game for Gries/Oberhoffen. Ahmed Doumbia (195-89) added 21 points and 5 rebounds for the guests. Five Gries/Oberhoffen players scored in double figures. Gries/Oberhoffen's coach Ludovic Pouillart rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. ALS Basket have a solid three-game winning streak. Newly promoted ALS Basket maintains eighth position with 14-12 record. Gries/Oberhoffen at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the tenth place with 14 games lost. They share the position with St Vallier and Challans. ALS Basket will meet higher ranked GET Vosges (#5) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Gries/Oberhoffen will play against Souffelweyersheim (#3) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Gries/Oberhoffen: A.Doumbia 21+5reb+1ast, O.Varanauskas 17+4reb+10ast, R.Jakstas 13+7reb+2ast, G.Duro 10+4reb+2ast, G.Thondique 10+9reb+1ast, T.Ghezala 6+2reb+2ast
ALS Basket: J.Brooks 21+7reb+3ast, P.Blackwell 20+13reb+1ast, N.Kovanusic 14+9reb+2ast, Y.Bassine 12+1reb+2ast, R.Aubry 9+8reb, S.Neri 7+4reb+5ast
gschID: 484984


Angers BC - GET Vosges 84-76

Another upset was a game between GET Vosges (15-11) and Angers BC (11-15), which took place in Angers. Higher ranked GET Vosges lost to seventeenth ranked Angers BC in a road game 76-84 on Friday. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. American forward Auston Calhoun (201-90, college: Bowling Green, agency: HMS) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds. Point guard Hugo Suhard (184-92) contributed with 19 points and 7 assists for the winners. Loic Gigant (196-90) replied with 13 points and 6 rebounds and Serbian Slobodan Ocokoljic (204-80, college: Weber St., agency: HMS) added 8 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for GET Vosges. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Angers BC moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Vitre and Rennes. Loser GET Vosges keeps the fifth position with 11 games lost. Angers BC will face league's second-placed Quimper UJAP on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. GET Vosges will play against ALS Basket and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
GET Vosges: L.Gigant 13+6reb+1ast, G.Lobela-Nkuna 12+4reb, G.Boucard 12+2reb, I.Sidibe 11+4ast, S.Ocokoljic 8+9reb+3ast, S.Ricard 6+2reb
Angers BC: A.Calhoun 19+12reb+1ast, H.Suhard 19+1reb+7ast, W.Carter 11+13reb+1ast, R.Uzas 11+6reb+3ast, J.Douillet 9+3reb+1ast, A.Gabsi 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 484989


Lourdes - St Vallier 89-81

Rather predictable result when seventh ranked Lourdes-Tarbes (15-11) won against at home 10th ranked Saint Vallier (12-14) 89-81 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 32-21 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Lourdes-Tarbes looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Saint Vallier was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international point guard Xane d'Almeida (181-83) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 assists. Lithuanian power forward Mantas Virbalas (202-88) contributed with 21 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Lourdes-Tarbes players scored in double figures. American power forward Steffon Bradford (198-77, college: Nebraska) replied with 23 points (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) and the former international William Gradit (197-82, college: Hill JC) added 16 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Saint Vallier. Lourdes-Tarbes have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with GET Vosges and Orchies. Loser Saint Vallier keeps the tenth position with 14 games lost. Lourdes-Tarbes will face higher ranked Rueil (#4) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Saint Vallier will play against Union Rennes (#13) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
St Vallier: S.Bradford 23+3reb+2ast, O.Strong 20+4reb+2ast, W.Gradit 16+8reb+3ast, R.Gregoire 8+4reb+3ast, T.Lefebvre 6+1reb+1ast, J.Delhomme 6+6reb+3ast
Lourdes: X.d'Almeida 23+4reb+11ast, M.Virbalas 21+5reb+2ast, F.Bondron 13+4reb+1ast, F.Lesca 13+2reb+3ast, L.Vaty 8+5reb+5ast, M.Kazonas 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 484981


RAC Basket - Challans 81-85

There was an upset when higher ranked Rueil (16-10) lost at home to thirteenth ranked Vendee Challans (12-14) 85-81 on Friday. Rueil was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Vendee Challans looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American center Demarco Cox (203-90, college: Georgia Tech) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Swingman Dominique Gentil (197-88, agency: Octagon Europe) contributed with 15 points and 4 assists for the winners. Four Vendee Challans players scored in double figures. American forward Will Felder (201-91, college: Miami, OH, agency: Inception Sports) replied with 18 points and 6 rebounds and point guard Jeremy Bichard (186-90) added 13 points and 6 assists in the effort for Rueil. Vendee Challans moved-up to tenth place, which they share with St Vallier and Gries/Oberhoffen. Loser Rueil keeps the fourth position with ten games lost. Vendee Challans will face Vitre (#14) at home in the next round. Rueil will play against Lourdes-Tarbes (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
RAC Basket: L.Sambe 20+1reb+1ast, W.Felder 18+6reb+2ast, J.Bichard 13+4reb+6ast, R.Anderson 10+4reb, D.Sencanski 8+3reb+2ast, S.Rafai 7+3reb+5ast
Challans: D.Cox 19+5reb+3ast, D.Gentil 15+4reb+4ast, I.Saounera 13+1reb+6ast, M.Gibson 12+1reb+2ast, D.Petrovic 9+2reb+1ast, J.Jones 7+3reb+3ast
gschID: 484986


Caen - Lorient 97-92

NM1 top team - Caen (20-6) added another victory to their record on Friday. This time they beat sixteenth ranked Lorient (10-16) 97-92. Caen forced 21 Lorient turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. American power forward Richie Gordon (203-89, college: W.Carolina) orchestrated the victory by scoring 27 points and 7 rebounds. American-Cape Verdean swingman BJ Monteiro (196-90, college: Duquesne) contributed with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American forward Michael Craion (195-89, college: ORU) replied with 22 points and 9 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Jared Newson (196-84, college: Tenn-Martin, agency: Inception Sports) added 22 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Lorient. Four Caen and five Lorient players scored in double figures. Caen have an impressive 11-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 20-6 record. Newly promoted Lorient keeps the sixteenth place with 16 games lost. They share the position with SAP Vaucluse. Caen are looking forward to face bottom-ranked CFBB (#18) in Paris in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Lorient will play at home against UB Chartres and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Lorient: M.Craion 22+9reb+1ast, J.Newson 22+7reb+3ast, M.Bigote 15+3reb+6ast, D.Damachoua 14+3reb, M.Oluic 11+7reb+2ast, C.Faroux 6+5reb+5ast
Caen: R.Gordon 27+7reb+2ast, B.Monteiro 19+11reb+5ast, S.Cape 15+1reb+2ast, B.Pope 12+3reb+4ast, T.Cornely 8+3reb+6ast, M.Diarra 8+6reb+3ast
gschID: 484987





The Bucks waived Toupane - by Eurobasket News

Milwaukee Bucks waived 25-year old French swingman Axel Toupane (197-92). But in two NBA games he did not score anything.
The last season Toupane played at the Nuggets where in 21 NBA games he recorded 3.6ppg and 1.5rpg.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
Toupane's team won French Cup in 2015.
He was also a member of French international program for some years. Toupane played for French Senior National Team in 2014 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2010.
He represented France at the European Championships U20 in Slovenia five years ago. Toupane's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 6 games: 10.7ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 44.8%, 3PT: 53.8%, FT: 85.0%.
Toupane is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy, France (Pau Lacq Orthez and Strasbourg IG), other NBA team (Toronto Raptors) and D-League (Raptors 905 Missisauga).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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J.P. Prince (ex Azad) joins Orleans - by Eurobasket News

Entente Orleans 45 (ProA) agreed terms with 30-year old American swingman J.P. Prince (203-87, college: Tennessee). He started the season at Azad in Iranian Superleague. In 17 games he had very impressive stats: 19.2ppg, 4.7rpg, 3.6apg and 2.5spg this season. Prince ended the last season at Trabzonspor in Turkish BSL where in 10 games he recorded 10.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 4.7apg and 1.0spg. But the most of that year he spent at Cholet Basket. In 15 ProA games he averaged 8.8ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.1apg and 1.1spg.
Prince is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in six different countries. Prince tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Belgium (Oostende), Poland (PGE Turow), Puerto Rico (Mets), Venezuela (Guaiqueries), NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers) and Turkey (Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye and Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi).
Prince attended University of Tennessee until 2010 and it is his seventh season as a professional player.

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Stats Leaders - Superleague

Points Per Game
 Devin BROOKS
  Ohrid AV
  (186-G-92)
  Avg: 26.5
 1. Brooks, Ohrid AV26.5 
 2. Mijatovic, Kuman.18.9 
 3. McNeaill, Kozuv18.8 
 4. Yanev Georgi., Koz.16.3 
 5. Hawkins, Pelister.16.3 
 6. Jokic, Strumica15.9 
 7. Mijovic, Kozuv15.4 
 8. Ibitayo, Vardar15.2 
 9. Zivcevic, Strumica15.0 
 10. Tasovski, Rabotnicki14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Milivoje MIJOVIC
  Kozuv
  (200-PF-91)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Mijovic, Kozuv10.9 
 2. Brooks, Ohrid AV10.5 
 3. Vasilic, Ohrid AV9.5 
 4. Andrejevic, Pelister.7.3 
 5. Cekovski, Rabotnicki6.7 
 6. Nikolovski, Feni I.6.3 
 7. Ibitayo, Vardar6.3 
 8. Golubovic, Pelister.6.2 
 9. Djekic, Feni I.6.2 
 10. Sharabidze, Feni I.6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Vlado ILIEVSKI
  Rabotnicki
  (188-PG-80)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Ilievski, Rabotnicki6.7 
 2. Brooks, Ohrid AV6.0 
 3. Bogoev, Strumica4.7 
 4. Mirakovski, Rabot.4.7 
 5. Karadzovski, Kuman.4.3 
 6. Kostovski, Kuman.4.2 
 7. McNeaill, Kozuv4.1 
 8. Hall, Kozuv4.1 
 9. Mladenovic, Ohrid A.4.0 
 10. Magdevski, Feni I.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Deji IBITAYO
  Vardar
  (193-G-93)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Ibitayo, Vardar3.5 
 2. Brooks, Ohrid AV2.0 
 3. Brown, Kumanovo1.7 
 4. Mladenovic, Ohrid A.1.6 
 5. Dimcevski, Kozuv1.5 
 6. Jokic, Strumica1.5 
 7. Robev, Vardar1.3 
 8. Hall, Kozuv1.3 
 9. Zivcevic, Strumica1.3 
 10. Ilievski, Rabotnicki1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Kaylen SHANE
  Ohrid AV
  (208-C-93)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Shane, Ohrid AV3.5 
 2. Ibitayo, Vardar1.3 
 3. Misanovic, Rabotnicki1.3 
 4. Krstevski, Kozuv1.0 
 5. Maslinko, Rabotnicki0.9 
 6. Besovic, Strumica0.8 
 7. Djekic, Feni I.0.8 
 8. Mijatovic, Kuman.0.6 
 9. Zekjiri, Vardar0.6 
 10. Janevski, Kumanovo0.5 


Prva Liga Round 14: Rabotnicki lose to Feni Industries - by Eurobasket News

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Rabotnicki (11-3) in Skopje on Saturday night. Hosts were edged by Feni Industries (12-2) 86-83. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Rabotnicki. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-83. The best player for the winners was point guard Boban Stajic (185-93) who scored 19 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists. Serbian power forward Branislav Djekic (209-91) chipped in 23 points and 6 rebounds. The former international forward Dime Tasovski (200-80) produced 30 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the hosts. Feni Industries keep a position of league leader. Rabotnicki at the other side dropped to the second place with three games lost.
Bottom-ranked Vardar (0-14) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 93-80 loss to seventh ranked Ohrid AV (3-10) in Skopje. American guard Devin Brooks (186-92, college: Creighton) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 32 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Slobodan Mihajlovski contributed with 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Power forward Daniel Kalov (204-89) replied with 25 points and 9 rebounds for Vardar. Vardar's coach Gjorgi Kocov rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Newly promoted Ohrid AV maintains seventh position with 3-10 record. Vardar at the other side, also newcomer in the league, still closes the standings with 14 games lost.
The game in Strumica was also quite interesting. Third ranked Kumanovo (10-3) played at the court of 5th ranked Strumica (5-8). Kumanovo did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 79-62 on Saturday. Danilo Mijatovic scored 26 points and 4 steals to lead the charge for the winners. Kumanovo's coach Marijan Srbinovski used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Petar Jokic responded with 20 points. Kumanovo have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 10-3 record having just three points less than leader Feni Industries. Loser Strumica keeps the fifth place with eight games lost.

In the last game of round 14 Pelister Bitola was defeated by Kozuv in Gevgelija 83-71.

Kozuv - Pelister Bitola 83-71

There was no surprise in Gevgelija where 6th ranked Pelister Bitola (4-10) was defeated by fourth ranked Kozuv (9-4) 83-71 on Saturday. Kozuv outrebounded Pelister Bitola 42-21 including a 29-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. American guard Larry Hall (190-83, college: W.Oregon) had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the former international swingman Ivica Dimcevski (195-89, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 23 points and 4 assists during the contest. American point guard Phil Hawkins (186-90, college: Texas St.) responded with 25 points and 4 assists and Serbian forward Milos Andrejevic (198-89) scored 13 points and 7 rebounds. Kozuv have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 9-4 record. Pelister Bitola lost sixth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the sixth place with ten games lost.
Top scorers:
Pelister Bitola: P.Hawkins 25+3reb+4ast, M.Andrejevic 13+7reb, G.Anakievski 11+1reb+3ast, M.Golubovic 9+2reb+1ast, D.Ilievski 7+1reb, B.Davkov 4+3reb+1ast
Kozuv: I.Dimcevski 23+3reb+4ast, L.Hall 16+4reb+10ast, N.Djurasovic 14+7reb+1ast, K.Anikenko 9+12reb, M.Mijovic 7+3reb, T.Bozinov 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 512048


Rabotnicki - Feni Industries 83-86

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Rabotnicki (11-3) in Skopje on Saturday night. Hosts were edged by Feni Industries (12-2) 86-83. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Rabotnicki. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-83. The best player for the winners was point guard Boban Stajic (185-93) who scored 19 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists. Serbian power forward Branislav Djekic (209-91) chipped in 23 points and 6 rebounds. The former international forward Dime Tasovski (200-80) produced 30 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international Gjorgi Cekovski (203-79) added 19 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Feni Industries keep a position of league leader. Rabotnicki at the other side dropped to the second place with three games lost.
Top scorers:
Rabotnicki: D.Tasovski 30+7reb+4ast, G.Cekovski 19+7reb+3ast, D.Mirakovski 17+1reb+5ast, P.Nikolic 14+3reb+5ast, V.Efremovski 3+3reb, L.Petrovski 0
Feni Industries: B.Djekic 23+6reb, B.Stajic 19+7reb+8ast, K.Nikolovski 12+5reb+2ast, M.Ceskovic 11+2reb, J.Petrovski 9+2reb+2ast, G.Markovski 8+2reb+1ast
gschID: 512049


Strumica - Kumanovo 62-79

The game in Strumica was also quite interesting. Third ranked Kumanovo (10-3) played at the court of 5th ranked Strumica (5-8). Kumanovo did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 79-62 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Kumanovo. Strumica managed to win third quarter 26-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Kumanovo won last quarter 24-8. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Strumica's 34. Kumanovo forced 21 Strumica turnovers. Serbian power forward Danilo Mijatovic (206-83) scored 26 points and 4 steals to lead the charge for the winners and Serbian swingman Miladin Pekovic (197-83, agency: BeoExcell) chipped in 17 points and 4 assists during the contest. Kumanovo's coach Marijan Srbinovski used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Serbian forward Petar Jokic (201-91) responded with 20 points and swingman Aleksandar Stefanovski (200-87) scored 15 points and 9 rebounds. Kumanovo have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 10-3 record having just three points less than leader Feni Industries. Loser Strumica keeps the fifth place with eight games lost.
Top scorers:
Strumica: P.Jokic 20+4reb, A.Stefanovski 15+9reb, D.Makenadziev 12+2reb+2ast, E.Bogoev 5+3reb+9ast, V.Brckov 5+5reb+2ast, D.Delipetrov 5+2reb
Kumanovo: D.Mijatovic 26+2reb+2ast, M.Pekovic 17+3reb+4ast, S.Zivanovic 15+3reb+5ast, D.Karadzovski 7+3reb+4ast, N.Karakolev 6+2reb+1ast, R.Pekovic 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 512047


Vardar - Ohrid AV 80-93

Bottom-ranked Vardar (0-14) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 93-80 loss to seventh ranked Ohrid AV (3-10) in Skopje. The game was mostly controlled by Ohrid AV. Vardar was better in second period 23-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American guard Devin Brooks (186-92, college: Creighton) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 32 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Power forward Slobodan Mihajlovski (202-82) contributed with 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Five Ohrid AV players scored in double figures. Power forward Daniel Kalov (204-89) replied with 25 points and 9 rebounds and guard Dejan Srbinovski (186-97) added 19 points and 5 assists in the effort for Vardar. Vardar's coach Gjorgi Kocov rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Newly promoted Ohrid AV maintains seventh position with 3-10 record. Vardar at the other side, also newcomer in the league, still closes the standings with 14 games lost.
Top scorers:
Vardar: D.Kalov 25+9reb+3ast, D.Srbinovski 19+2reb+5ast, M.Shalev 12+1reb+1ast, V.Levkoski 8+2reb+1ast, D.Ibitayo 6+4reb+1ast, D.Robev 5+4reb+3ast
Ohrid AV: D.Brooks 32+13reb+5ast, S.Mihajlovski 15+6reb+1ast, L.Milojevic 14+3reb+3ast, A.Doneski 14+1reb+2ast, K.Shane 11+7reb+1ast, B.Janevski 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 512046



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Georgian Superleague round 19 best performance: Dwayne Lathan - by Eurobasket News

American Guard Dwayne Lathan (190-G-89) had a great game in the last round for Sokhumi, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 19.
The 27-year old player had a double-double of 26 points and 10 rebounds, while his team beat Olimpi (#7, 5-13) 90-76. Sokhumi maintains the 5th position in Georgian Superleague. Sokhumi is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 8-11 record. In the team's last game Lathan had a remarkable 66.7% from 2-point range. He turned to be Sokhumi's top player in his first season with the team. Former Indiana State University star has very solid stats this year. Lathan is in league's top in points (3rd best: 17.6ppg) and averages impressive 56.3% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was -year old American Tre Burnette (196-G) of Olimpi. Burnette had a very good evening with a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Olimpi lost that game 76-90 to slightly higher-ranked Sokhumi (#5, 8-11). Olimpi managed to keep the same 7th spot in the standings. 13 lost games are too many comparing to just five victories Olimpi managed to get this year. Burnette is a newcomer at Olimpi, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was center Sergo Atuashvili (223-C-85) of Rustavi (#3). Atuashvili scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds. He was a key player of Rustavi, leading his team to a 86-69 easy win against the lower-ranked Mgzavrebi (#8, 4-15). Rustavi needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 11 victories and 8 lost games. Atuashvili has a great season in Georgia. After 19 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 9.3rpg (4th best). He also has 1.5bpg and FGP: 51.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Corey Allen (185-PG-92) of Mgzavrebi - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
5. John Florveus (211-C-90) of Cactus Tbilisi - 14 points and 12 rebounds
6. Nodar Gogodze (191-PG-94) of Dinamo Tbilisi - 21 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Beka Bekauri (207-PF-91) of Kutaisi - 14 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Giorgi Jgerenaia (206-F-90) of Sokhumi - 14 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Terik Bridgeman (198-G) of Cactus Tbilisi - 12 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Revaz Chachanidze (183-PG-90) of Rustavi - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Raymar MORGAN
  Ratiopharm
  (203-F/C-88)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Morgan, Ratiopharm19.8 
 2. Knight, Jena18.7 
 3. Kikanovic, ALBA16.5 
 4. Odum, Wuerzburg16.1 
 5. Thompson, Telekom .16.0 
 6. Jenkins, Jena15.8 
 7. Qvale, EWE Baskets15.8 
 8. Ruoff, Goettingen15.7 
 9. Babb, Ratiopharm15.4 
 10. Paulding, EWE B.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Owen KLASSEN
  Phoenix .
  (208-C/F-91)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Klassen, Phoenix .7.8 
 2. Pierre, Braunsch.7.4 
 3. Cooley, Ludwigsb.7.3 
 4. Plaisted, Phoenix .7.3 
 5. Eatherton, Goett.7.2 
 6. McGhee, Walter T.7.1 
 7. Morgan, Ratiopharm6.8 
 8. Knight, Jena6.6 
 9. Marei, Bayreuth6.6 
 10. Standharding., Vec.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Walter T.
  (187-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Jordan, Walter T.8.5 
 2. Machado, Vechta8.2 
 3. Kramer, EWE B.6.6 
 4. Hobbs, Ratiopharm6.1 
 5. Bell, Phoenix Hagen6.1 
 6. Odum, Wuerzburg5.8 
 7. Siva, ALBA5.4 
 8. Ruoff, Goettingen5.0 
 9. Hammonds, Ludwigsb.5.0 
 10. Mayo, Telekom Bsk4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Quantez ROBERTSON
  Fraport .
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Robertson, Fraport .2.6 
 2. Kramer, EWE B.2.5 
 3. Machado, Vechta2.0 
 4. Scrubb, Giessen .1.8 
 5. Diggs, Bremerhaven1.8 
 6. Redding, B.Mue.1.7 
 7. Siva, ALBA1.7 
 8. Anderson, Bayreuth1.7 
 9. Hobbs, Ratiopharm1.7 
 10. Bowlin, Giessen 46ers1.7 
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. Plaisted, Phoenix .1.0 
 6. Horton, Telekom .1.0 
 7. Lane, Wuerzburg1.0 
 8. Gaffney, ALBA1.0 
 9. Qvale, EWE Baskets1.0 
 10. Elliott, Bremerhaven0.9 


Brandon Spearman (Romerstrom Gladiators Trier) Russell Westbrook Is A Beast And Honestly I Try To Copy A Lot From Him - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Brandon Spearman (196-G/F-91, college: Hawaii) is a 24 year old 190cm guard that is playing his third professional season and second with the Romerstrom Gladiators Trier. He started his basketball career in 2010 for Dayton (NCAA) where he played 36 NCAA games. He then moved to Indian Hills CC (JUCO) and finished his last two seasons at Hawaii (NCAA) and as a senior played 26 games averaging 11.2ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 57.8%, 3PT: 33.0%, FT: 52.8%. Last season with the Gladiators Trier (Germany-ProA) he played 37 games: 12.4ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 41.6%, 3PT: 30.1%, FT: 61.7%. He spoke to eurobasket after the 59-54 win against the RheinStars.

Brandon thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. 2017 is here and in full swing. Are you the kind of guy that will have new years resolutions or are you more a guy that doesn't believe in that?

I believe in resolutions. Always good to set goals for yourself.


Congrats on the huge 59-54 victory against the RheinStars. Could one say this was a classic grind out game where two teams came to play defense?

The Koln game was very important for us. We better our selves for a better seeding in the playoffs if it came down to us or them. But overall we approached the game like it was a playoff game and everyone chiped in for a big victory.


Was this game already a good example of what kind of style can we awaited in the Pro A playoffs on a nightly basis?

We have our own unique style of going hard and I think people will see more and more of it as the season continue.


The RheinStars led by 6 at te break, but Trier buckled down in the second half giving up only 20 points. What wasn't head coach Marco Van Den Berg peased about on the defensive end in the first half?

Well we missed a lot of shots that first half and those shoots led to a lot of fast break points for Koln. So we had to lock down in transition and also on second chance points. Coming in to the second half we knew once we start hitting shots we were going to be fine.


What adjustments did Trier make on defense to help grind out the win?


Wasn't really a big adjustment. We just had to turn up the notch a bit and we did that.


How key was Thomas Grun in the win? On a night where little worked on offense, his 10 points had to have been valuable?

Thomas was really big for us in this game. he has been playing very well lately. On defense and the offense end Thomas been putting in a lot of work in practice and it's paying off.


Trier is playing very good basketball at the moment having won four of their last five games. What has been key in the last month that has allowed you to be a playoff team and not fall out?

Just staying Invictus and being consistent. Keep playing our style I'm sure we going to be fine.


Every game is huge now in the fight for the top 8 playoff places. How confident are you that the Romerstrom Gladiators will be one of the top 8 teams at the end of the regular season?

I'm pretty confident like I said if we keep our playing our style we going to be fine.


The next game is against Ehingen whom you beat 80-73 earlier in the season. Ehingen is a lot better and dangerous than their record shows. What will be key to getting the win?

Defense is key, we locked down defensively we going to be fine.


How valuable has been the pick up of Canadian Jermaine Bucknor. What have you learned to appreciate most about his play and character?

Man Buck is a great guy on and off the court. He has so much knowledge about the game and it feels good to have a veteran with so much experience like him on our team. It's been really big have him apart of the team.

Does Bucknor take some pressure of you on the court knowing that not all falls on your shoulder?

For sure Buck is a smart player and he makes the right decisions. We trust each other on the court and chemsitryy keeps growing ever yday.


In the last interview from October 2016, you said that ' I Love Leading And This Is A Long Season And Being Consistent Is Key'. You sure have been consistent and are having your best season in the Pro A. To what can you credit your success to?

Thank you, well just everyday putting in the work practice going hard trying make myself better. Our practices our very competitive and it helps me really make game days easy because of the training.

You have improved in scoring, rebounding, assists and three point percentage. Your shooting near 40% from outside. Has your better three point accuracy have to do more with shot selection or having put in extra hours in the gym to perfect your stroke?



Extra work, smarter with shot selection, reading what the defense gives me really. I feel that I'm such a smarter player. Just have to keep working and become even smarter. I still have work to do.


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

Top 10 for sure in my book. I love watching Klay 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?

Russell Westbrook is a beast, I love his game and honestly I try to copy a lot of things from him.


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?

It took so long because Draymond is a player special and he does everything that other players don't want to do and that is going and taken that extra step in competing. Special


What was the last movie that you saw?

Thats my boy.


Thanks Brandon fort he chat.



Matthias Grothe will take over Phoenix Hagen as Head Coach next season - by Daniel Poerschke

Phoenix Hagen has had a rough season so far, in December the club had to announce that they are financially not able to finish the 2016/17 season in the german BBL and therefore they had to withdraw from league play with immediate effect. At the moment the new general manager Patrick Seidel is preparing a re-start in the Pro A league for the 2017/18 season. He will get help from two former Hagen player legends: Bernd Kruel (210-C-76) will help in the sales & marketing department in order to convince local sponsors to invest in Hagen basketball again. Matthias Grothe will take over the head coaching duties in the Pro A. The last seven seasons Grothe was the head playcaller with the Iserlohn Kangaroos in the 1. Regionalliga and the Pro B, additionally to his job as the head youth coordinator and JBBL coach with Phoenix Hagen. With his current team Grothe currently looks ahead for the Pro B playoffs. Its not clear yet, who will follow Grothe as head coach at Iserlohn.


Julian Gamble (Telekom Baskets Bonn) Personal Numbers Don't Mean Near As Much As Winning With This Talented Group Of Guys - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Julian Gamble (208-F/C-89, college: Miami, FL) is a 26 year old 207cm power forward/center from Durham, North Carolina that will be starting his fourth professional season and first in Germany with the Telekom Baskets Bonn. He started his basketball career at Miami (NCAA) in 2008 and played there until 2013 playing a total of 127 games. In 2013 he started his professional career with Saint Vallier Basket Drome (France-ProB): 44 games: 16.3ppg, Reb-3 (9.0rpg), 1.1apg, 1.2spg, Blocks-1 (1.5bpg), FGP: 59.8%, 3PT: 10.0%, FT: 62.9%. In 2014 he moved to the Basic-Fit Brussels (Belgium-Scooore League) playing 25 games: 17.0ppg, Reb-3 (7.6rpg), 1.4apg, 1.1spg, Blocks-1 (1.6bpg), FGP: 57.0%, FT: 69.2%. Last season he remained with the Basic-Fit Brussels (Belgium-Scooore League) playing 36 games: Score-5 (16.6ppg), Reb-2 (8.3rpg), 1.3apg, 1.5spg, Blocks-1 (1.9bpg), FGP: 60.8%, FT: 68.1%. He spoke to eurobasket after the huge 101-94 win against medi Bayreuth

Julian thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. 2017 is here and coming into it's third month. Did you make some new years resolutions or are you more the type of guy that doesn't prefer that?

I did not make a New Year resolution. I focus on goals and improvements as they present themselves. Throughout the year this things change and are adjusted accordingly.


You have experienced carnival in Bonn this year. Was it a crazy time for a North Carolina boy or had you ever experienced something like this before?

It definitely not like something I had ever experienced before! The atmosphere was amazing and something I greatly enjoyed, the fan support that night propelled us to that big win.


What was the craziest experience that you had during the carnival season in Bonn and what costume will forever stick out in your mind when you look back at this time down the road?

Concerning the costumes, I saw a lot of great ones but I think us as a team was pretty special. We are a close knit group and had a lot of fun doing this together


Congrats on the big 101-94 victory against medi Bayreuth. It was the second shoot out game win in a row. Are the Telekom Baskets Bonn now showing their true offensive potential in the last weeks?

We have always had great offensive potential. We have many weapons and you never know who will have a huge night to help us win. The great thing is, with our depth, it could be a number of different guys.

The Telekom Baskets Bonn struggled in the first half on defense, but had a 30 point explosion in the third quarter and limited medi Bayreuth to 17 points. What adjustments did the team make on defense in order to have this turn around?

We definitely wanted to set a more physical tone and let our defense create our offense for us. We came out with a different energy and were able to make a number of big plays to swing to momentum of the game. We knew with us playing at home that we would get back into the game for sure


Ken Horton made a ridiculous shot near half court when the game was already decided. Do you feel he was a bit motivated from last weeks Jake Odum shot?

The shot Ken made was amazing. I was unaware at the time, but they were playing to keep the direct comparison over us even in the loss and Ken's shot ended that. So looking back on it, it was a big shot that could end up playing in our favor down the road.

The Telekom Baskets Bonn are perfect in February in the BBL with a 4-0 record. What do you feel have been the major improvements in the play of the team as of late and key for the success?

We knew coming into February that we had a favorable schedule to be able to start a streak. With 3 out of 4 games at home, feeding off of our fans, success was sure to come to us. We are playing with great confidence and a will to win right now and that is something that will continue for the remainder of the season.


How key had head coach Predrag Krunic been in his time here replacing Silvano Poropat on account of his health problems. How important was an already very sound team chemistry for him being able to come in and be able to preach his philosophy and have it be successful?

With our already strong team chemistry in place, it was a smooth transition for us. Everything we do is together as a unit, and we knew that as soon as we bought into his philosophy we would all be successful. Coach has also been great with making sure everyone is confident and knows what they need to do to help the team win.


How does Krunic function differently on the court than Poropat and how have you benefited from his coaching on the court?

I cant really speak much to how they are different on the court since we only spent the pre-season with Silvano. I know that the season does not compare to the pre-season, so actions will for sure be different. Coach now has just constantly told me how effort and intensity at all times will help me be successful. Along with that, using my speed and mobility to my advantage more on offense and defense.

The club obviously can still improve their defense not to have to be involved in tighter shoot out games. The team had good defensive efforts against Giessen, Vechta and Alba Berlin, but then again other games in the last weeks where they won because of their offense. Is inconsistency the biggest problem for the Telekom Baskets on the defensive end?

Inconsistency is definitely not a problem with our team. There has been times where we had a few let downs but we are a very capable and good defensive team. Even in the higher scoring games, we came up with the big stops when we needed them and made adjustments to slow down the opposing teams offense during the game.


The team continues to move on in the Fiba Europe Cup and next play Israeli team Ironi Nahariya. Obviously there is still a long way to go and many very talented teams left, but seriously is the team quietly dreaming of not only wanting to win the title, but also being capable of doing it?

We all know we are capable of winning the title, but we are a long way from that goal. For now we have to focus on each game and play our best to put ourselves in position to achieve that goal. It is very much a reality that we can win the title and we will continue to play hard to make that come true.


You stated this in our first interview last summer that 'my goal production wise will not change, but ultimately I want to win. Whatever it takes to win is what I will do, but my personal ambition as a player is to be the best I can be. You aren't producing as much as in Belgium, but Bonn is stocked with many more offensive weapons than with Basic-Fit Brussels (Belgium-Scooore League), but your winning with the Telekom Baskets Bonn. Your playing 6-7 minutes less this season. Have you been content with your season?

Winning is always my primary goal. I think even early in the season when I wasnt producing big offensive numbers, I was still able to help in the team in other important areas to help win some games. I love playing on such a talented team, it is truly a luxury, so personal numbers don't mean near as much as winning with this talented group of guys.


Did you notice that your 13/15 shooting against medi Bayreuth last game was your best percentage as a professional? You had some good shooting games as a rookie with Saint Vallier Basket Drome (France-ProB), but your performance against medi Bayreuth stood out. Your shot selection was obviously spot on. Has it become easier over the years knowing in a few seconds when to make the moves or to kick it the ball out, or is it a challenge every game and practice?

I actually did not know that. Over the years I have tried to improve on shot selection and being more efficient with my moves. Also working on having a more rounded offensive game not just based on one thing has helped me a lot. It is always a work in progress and something I will continue to work on to be as good as I possibly can.


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

Jordan, Lebron, Kobe, Bill Russell


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

I think Lebron bringing a title brings him closer to be the greatest of all time but he still has work to do. It will be a never ending debate like you said, but he has forever changed the game of basketball. That is one thing that I dont think anyone will debate.


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

I think KG is the second best PF to play the game behind Tim Duncan. He was great, but Tim won at a very high level for pretty much all of his career and that cant be overlooked.


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 that is the most efficient performance of all time! I dont think anything of that nature will ever be reproduced.


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

I think what Westbrook is doing is amazing but to me it doesn't compare to the longevity and how much Lebron has changed team and even the NBA with what he has been able to do year in and year out. Westbrook is great and is absolutely carrying his team and should win MVP this year if he averages a triple double


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?

That was amazing because its hard to imagine someone having so many blocks and steals in a game. These are the best players in the world and for somebody to pretty much single handedly shut down a team is amazing. If we wanted to, that night he for sure could have gotten a quadruple double.


What was the last movie that you saw?

Last movie I saw is Despicable Me 2. I watch this movie every day because my son and I know all of the words by heart by now. I'm looking forward to the new one that comes out this summer now!

Thanks Julian for the chat.



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  GREECE  

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, Koroivos16.0 
 4. Barlow, Trikalla14.9 
 5. Young, Lavrio13.8 
 6. Hall, Koroivos13.4 
 7. Cummings, Aris13.3 
 8. Gotcher, Koroivos13.2 
 9. Robert, AGOR12.8 
 10. Fitzpatrick, AGOR12.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Keith CLANTON
  PAOK
  (205-C/F-90)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Clanton, PAOK10.1 
 2. Morgan, Kymis9.0 
 3. Basabe, Doxa L.8.9 
 4. Biruta, Trikalla7.0 
 5. Fitzpatrick, AGOR6.9 
 6. Hall, Koroivos6.7 
 7. Faye, Promitheas6.4 
 8. Reddic, Kolossos HH6.4 
 9. Toutziarakis, Kymis6.3 
 10. Singleton, Panathin.5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Ken BROWN
  Koroivos
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Brown, Koroivos7.3 
 2. Spanoulis, Olympiacos5.6 
 3. Calathes, Panathin.5.5 
 4. Starks, Koroivos5.1 
 5. Young, Lavrio4.8 
 6. Blassingame, Promi.4.8 
 7. Talton, AGOR4.5 
 8. Scott, Doxa L.4.1 
 9. El-Amin, Kymis3.9 
 10. Ukic, AEK Athens3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Shannon SCOTT
  Doxa L.
  (186-PG-92)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Scott, Doxa L.2.2 
 2. Singleton, Panathin.1.8 
 3. Brown, Koroivos1.8 
 4. Releford, Kolossos.1.7 
 5. Young, Lavrio1.7 
 6. Hickey, Apollon .1.7 
 7. Xanthopoulos, Aris1.7 
 8. Jones, Promitheas1.5 
 9. Gotcher, Koroivos1.5 
 10. Ivanovic, AEK A.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin JACKSON
  Aris
  (204-C/F-90)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Jackson, Aris1.8 
 2. Kok, Lavrio1.5 
 3. Johnson, Promi.1.4 
 4. Raines, Apollon .1.3 
 5. Clanton, PAOK1.3 
 6. Buckner, Aris1.2 
 7. Milutinov, Olympiacos1.1 
 8. Reddic, Kolossos HH1.1 
 9. Kravic, AGOR1.0 
 10. Fitzpatrick, AGOR1.0 


Stats Leaders - A2

Points Per Game
 Vaggelis KARABOULAS
  Faros
  (198-SF-81)
  Avg: 18.6
 1. Karaboulas, Faros18.6 
 2. Kiritsis, Doukas18.5 
 3. Kokkalis, Ethnikos18.2 
 4. Milosevic, Holargos16.8 
 5. Redikas, Arkadikos16.4 
 6. Gagaloudis, Iraklis15.7 
 7. Gioulekas, GS Laris.15.3 
 8. Tsougarakis, Arkad.14.3 
 9. Macheras, Ethnikos14.3 
 10. Liakopoulos, Faros14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kostas MACHERAS
  Ethnikos
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 9
 1. Macheras, Ethnikos9.0 
 2. Tsougarakis, Arkad.8.9 
 3. Rubio, Doukas8.3 
 4. Lolas, Irakleio8.2 
 5. Jawara, Doxa P.7.5 
 6. Papanikolaou, Psych.7.3 
 7. Charismidis, Aiolos A.6.7 
 8. Rutkauskas, Iraklis6.6 
 9. Prodromou, Arkad.6.3 
 10. Koutroulias, Holargos6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Thomas NIKOU
  Psychiko
  (185-PG-80)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Nikou, Psychiko7.7 
 2. Gagaloudis, Iraklis5.9 
 3. Milosevic, Holargos5.6 
 4. Koutras, GS Laris.5.3 
 5. Liakopoulos, Faros5.2 
 6. Koukas, Doukas4.9 
 7. Vasilopoulos, Faros4.8 
 8. Koumpouras, Aiolos A.4.7 
 9. Zoupas, Amyntas .4.6 
 10. Karydas, Panionios4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Thomas NIKOU
  Psychiko
  (185-PG-80)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Nikou, Psychiko2.1 
 2. Erevbenagie, Kavala2.0 
 3. Karydas, Panionios2.0 
 4. Gagaloudis, Iraklis1.7 
 5. Diplaros, Doxa P.1.6 
 6. Prodromou, Arkad.1.6 
 7. Koutras, GS Laris.1.5 
 8. Laane, Ethnikos1.5 
 9. Milosevic, Holargos1.4 
 10. Redikas, Arkadikos1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Sigurdur THORSTEINSSON
  AE Laris.
  (204-C-88)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Thorsteinsso., AE Laris.1.3 
 2. Sklivas, Kavala1.3 
 3. Karras, Doukas1.0 
 4. Gilchrist, Holargos1.0 
 5. Melissaratos, Panio.0.8 
 6. Papadionysio., Aiolos A.0.8 
 7. Papanikolaou, Psych.0.7 
 8. Jawara, Doxa P.0.7 
 9. Koutroulias, Holargos0.7 
 10. Antonakis, Ethnikos0.7 



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  HONG KONG  


Make it Seven! Long Lions Continue Winning Streak at Dragons' Expense - by Eurobasket News

The Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions continue to roll. On Friday, the Long Lions defeated the Westports Malaysia Dragons, 115-90, inside the House of Champions, Gem-In Mall, Cyberjaya, in Malaysia. The win marked Hong Kong's 7th straight victory and 12th overall. The 115 points scored by the Long Lions tied the ABL all-time scoring total. Incidentally, the last time a team scored that much was made by the Dragons a season ago. Everything was clicking for the Long Lions against the Dragons on Friday. Marcus Elliott (191-G-84, college: Louisiana Tech) and Josh Boone (208-F/C-84, college: Connecticut) combined for 50 points as they earned Co-Players of the Game honors, while Tyler Lamb was equally stellar with 24 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists. 'We prepared for the game really well,' Long Lions head coach Eduard Torres said proudly. A week earlier, the Dragons and Long Lions also met in Malaysia. In that game, the home team pushed the number one team to the limit before eventually losing in the end. It was a narrow win for Hong Kong. In fact, it was a little too close for comfort. The Long Lions knew that in a week's time they would face the Dragons once again and so they prepared rigorously for their second straight meeting. 'The whole week we've been preparing the game, thinking it must be a playoff game because they play really tough,' coach Torres went on. 'We gave our best tonight.' Hong Kong's dedication and preparation led to the 25-point win against the defending champions. 'We started to play earlier this game. The first half last game we weren't really ourselves,' observed Boone. 'This game we got out to a nine point lead at halftime and in the third quarter, we kept the pressure on them.' True enough, it was in the second half that the Long Lions flipped the switch. They scored 26 points in the third quarter and amped up their scoring even more in the last quarter when they erupted for 35 points. For Malaysia, Tian Yuan Kuek (201-C-91) was the top-scorer with 22 points, including 5-for-8 from downtown. Kuek was a solid contributor off the bench for the Dragons, but unfortunately, starters Joshua Munzon (191-G-95, college: CS Los Angeles) and Kiwi Gardner (170-PG-93, college: Providence) both had a quiet night offensively. Munzon only tallied 9 points while Gardner, despite having 18 points, only shot 33 percent from the floor. The Dragons are now 3-13 and are dead last in the team standings. On the other hand, the Long Lions remain on top with a 12-2 record. 'I don't think we have to think too much,' coach Torres said about his team's current winning streak. 'There's no time to celebrate. We just have to keep going. Tomorrow the sun will rise again and after Sunday (versus the Kaohsiung Truth), winning or losing, the sun will rise again.'
Courtesy of: aseanbasketballleague.com



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  HUNGARY  

A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ivan LILOV
  Szedeak
  (194-SG-88)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Lilov, Szedeak21.1 
 2. Govens, Falco KC19.6 
 3. Bojic, Jaszberenyi19.1 
 4. Pacher, Vasas19.0 
 5. Johnson, Sopron KC18.8 
 6. Vojvoda, Szolnok18.3 
 7. Tiby, Atomeromu17.5 
 8. Sejfic, PVSK P.17.3 
 9. Djerasimovic, KTE-D.17.2 
 10. Ubilla, ZTE K.16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matt TIBY
  Atomeromu
  (203-F/C-92)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Tiby, Atomeromu9.7 
 2. Hendlein, Kaposvari9.0 
 3. Szabo, ZTE K.8.3 
 4. Pacher, Vasas7.9 
 5. Wright, Vasas7.9 
 6. Gilbert, Atomeromu7.9 
 7. Sihota, MAFC7.8 
 8. Sejfic, PVSK P.7.8 
 9. Ivosev, KTE-Duna7.4 
 10. Poscic, MAFC7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Emanuel UBILLA
  ZTE K.
  (188-PG-86)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Ubilla, ZTE K.8.3 
 2. Battle, Atomeromu8.0 
 3. Boltic, Szedeak7.6 
 4. Taylor, Vasas7.4 
 5. Petty, Kormend6.3 
 6. Smith, MAFC6.2 
 7. Saddler, Jaszbere.6.2 
 8. Govens, Falco KC6.2 
 9. Threatt, Sopron KC6.2 
 10. Nelson, PVSK P.6.1 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Sopron KC
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Johnson, Sopron KC3.1 
 2. Arrington, Jaszbere.2.8 
 3. Stamenkovic, Jaszbere.2.2 
 4. Frazier, Kaposvari2.1 
 5. Smith, MAFC2.1 
 6. Petty, Kormend2.0 
 7. Pongo, KTE-Duna1.8 
 8. Smith-Jr, Kormend1.8 
 9. Nelson, PVSK P.1.7 
 10. Govens, Falco KC1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Malik COOKE
  Kaposvari
  (201-F-89)
  Avg: 1
 1. Cooke, Kaposvari1.0 
 2. Wright, Vasas1.0 
 3. Zigeranovic, Falco K.0.9 
 4. Keller, Alba0.9 
 5. Andric, Szolnok0.9 
 6. Juhos, Szedeak0.9 
 7. Simms, Kaposvari0.8 
 8. Benke, ZTE K.0.8 
 9. Turner, Falco KC0.7 
 10. Farr, Alba0.7 



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  ICELAND  

Stats Leaders (Men)

Points Per Game
 Amin STEVENS
  Keflavik
  (203-F-90)
  Avg: 29.4
 1. Stevens, Keflavik29.4 
 2. Wright, Haukar28.9 
 3. Whitfield, Skallagr.28.6 
 4. Carberry, Thor T.27.1 
 5. Covile, Snaefell25.3 
 6. Hester, Tindastoll23.4 
 7. Samb, Tindastoll22.0 
 8. Beamon, Thor AK21.5 
 9. Clinch, Grindavik21.1 
 10. Barrett, Snaefell21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Amin STEVENS
  Keflavik
  (203-F-90)
  Avg: 15.5
 1. Stevens, Keflavik15.5 
 2. Whitfield, Skallagr.14.7 
 3. Baeringsson, Stjar.12.8 
 4. Carberry, Thor T.11.3 
 5. Barrett, Snaefell11.3 
 6. Hester, Tindastoll11.1 
 7. Covile, Snaefell9.8 
 8. Samb, Tindastoll9.5 
 9. Hankins-Cole, IR9.3 
 10. Ermolinskij, KR9.1 
Assists Per Game
 Hordur VILHJALMSSON
  Kefla.
  (194-G-88)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Vilhjalmsson, Kefla.6.7 
 2. Ermolinskij, KR6.7 
 3. Birgisson, Tindastoll6.2 
 4. Barja, Haukar5.6 
 5. Bjornsson, Skallagr.5.4 
 6. Baeringsson, Stjar.5.3 
 7. Clinch, Grindavik5.0 
 8. Shouse, Stjarnan4.9 
 9. Sigurdarson, IR4.9 
 10. Stefansson, KR4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Danero THOMAS
  IR
  (196-F-86)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Thomas, IR3.2 
 2. Barrett, Snaefell3.1 
 3. Hunter, IR3.1 
 4. Birgisson, Tindastoll2.9 
 5. Olafsson, Grindavik2.2 
 6. Stevens, Keflavik2.1 
 7. Rikhardsson, Tinda.2.0 
 8. Barja, Haukar1.9 
 9. Wright, Haukar1.7 
 10. Stefansson, KR1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Tryggvi HLINASON
  Thor AK
  (215-C-97)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Hlinason, Thor AK2.6 
 2. Hankins-Cole, IR1.9 
 3. Dempsey, Njardvik1.6 
 4. Magnusson, Haukar1.5 
 5. Austin, Stjarnan1.5 
 6. Barrett, Snaefell1.4 
 7. Baeringsson, Stjar.1.4 
 8. Jackson, Njardvik1.3 
 9. Samb, Tindastoll1.3 
 10. Hester, Tindastoll1.2 


Dominos League Round 20: KR defeat Keflavik in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

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

Sixth-ranked Keflavik (10-10) gave a tough game to first ranked KR (16-4) in Reykjavik on Thursday. KR managed to secure only two-point victory 82-80. However their fans expected much easier game. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Keflavik. Keflavik trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 22-13 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 80-82 at the end of the game. Worth to mention a great performance of Nigerian-American forward PJ Alawoya (203-88, college: McNeese St., agency: Inception Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds and the former international guard Brynjar Bjornsson (188-88, college: Francis Marion) who added 26 points during the contest. American forward Amin Stevens (203-90, college: Florida A&M) responded with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists. KR have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 16-4 record. Keflavik at the other side dropped to the fifth place with ten games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. KR are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Snaefell (#12) in Stykkisholmur in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Keflavik will play at home against Thor AK (#8) and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Important game to mention about took place in Thorlakshofn. Seventh ranked IR (10-10) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 5th ranked Thor Thorl (10-10) 74-71 in the fight for the fifth place. The winners were led by American forward Quincy Hankins-Cole (203-90) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 14 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists and Danero Thomas supported him with 21 points and 7 rebounds. Even a double-double of 27 points and 10 rebounds by American guard Tobin Carberry (193-91, college: LIU Post, agency: HMS) did not help to save the game for Thor Thorl. IR moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Thor Thorl. IR will play against Njardvik (#9) in Njardvik in the next round. Thor Thorl will play on the road against Skallagrimur (#11) in Borgarnes and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Grindavik. 4th ranked host Grindavik (11-9) was smashed by third ranked Stjarnan (15-5) 96-77. The best player for the winners was Hlynur Baeringsson who had a double-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. Olafur Olafsson produced 26 points and 6 rebounds for the hosts. Stjarnan moved-up to second place, which they share with Tindastoll. Loser Grindavik keeps the fourth position with nine games lost. Stjarnan will meet at home Haukar (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Grindavik will play against the league's second-placed Tindastoll (#2) in Sauoarkrokur and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Snaefell (0-20) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their 20th consecutive match to eleventh ranked Haukar (7-13) 102-83. Sherrod Wright orchestrated the victory by scoring 25 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Haukar moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Skallagrimur. Snaefell at the other side still closes the standings. Haukar's next round opponent will be higher ranked Stjarnan (#3) on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Snaefell will play against the league's leader KR (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.

In the last two games of round 20 Njardvik lost to Thor AK on the opponent's court 85-92. Skallagrimur unfortunately lost to Tindastoll in a home game 81-88.

Haukar - Snaefell 102-83

Bottom-ranked Snaefell (0-20) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their 20th consecutive match to eleventh ranked Haukar (7-13) 102-83. The game was mostly controlled by Haukar. Snaefell was better in third quarter 27-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Haukar dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Snaefell's 42. They outrebounded Snaefell 52-40 including 18 on the offensive glass. Haukar players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. American guard Sherrod Wright (193-91, college: George Mason) orchestrated the victory by scoring 25 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Haukur Oskarsson (194-91) contributed with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Five Haukar players scored in double figures. American guard Christian Covile (193-93, college: Adrian) replied with 29 points and 9 rebounds and guard Snjolfur Bjornsson (183-94) added 8 points and 6 assists in the effort for Snaefell. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Haukar moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Skallagrimur. Snaefell at the other side still closes the standings. Haukar's next round opponent will be higher ranked Stjarnan (#3) on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Snaefell will play against the league's leader KR (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Snaefell: C.Covile 29+9reb+3ast, S.Davidsson 10+3reb+3ast, M.Klimaszewski 10+7reb, V.Alexandersson 9+3reb, S.Bjornsson 8+4reb+6ast, G.Helgason 7+3reb
Haukar: S.Wright 25+7reb+3ast, H.Stefansson 20+2reb+2ast, H.Oskarsson 19+10reb+2ast, F.Magnusson 14+11reb+4ast, K.Sverrisson 14+10reb+1ast, E.Barja 6+5reb+10ast
gschID: 491986


Thor AK - Njardvik 92-85

Everything could happen in Akureyri at the game between two tied teams. Both eighth ranked Thor AK and 9th ranked Njardvik had identical 9-10 record. This time Thor AK used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Njardvik 92-85. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Njardvik won third quarter 30-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 25 personal fouls committed by Njardvik helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard George Beamon (193-91, college: Manhattan) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 13 rebounds. The former international guard Darrel Lewis (192-76, college: Lincoln, MO) contributed with 24 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. The former international Logi Gunnarsson (190-81) replied with 21 points and 5 assists and American guard Myron Dempsey (203-91, college: Paul Quinn, agency: Mansfield and Associates) added 18 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Njardvik. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Thor AK (10-10) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Njardvik at the other side keeps the ninth position with 11 games lost. Thor AK's next round opponent will be Keflavik (#5) on the road. Njardvik will play against IR (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Njardvik: L.Gunnarsson 21+4reb+5ast, M.Dempsey 18+8reb+4ast, B.Kristjansson 13+6reb+9ast, J.Olafsson 13+5reb+3ast, J.Atkinson 8+3reb+1ast, J.Sverrisson 8+2reb+1ast
Thor AK: G.Beamon 33+13reb+1ast, D.Lewis 24+7reb+2ast, T.Hlinason 14+8reb+1ast, I.Rafn Ingvarsson 13+4reb+5ast, T.Johannsson 6+4reb, R.Fridriksson 2+3reb+10ast
gschID: 491985


Skallagrimur - Tindastoll 81-88

Very predictable result in Borgarnes where second ranked Tindastoll (15-5) defeated 10th ranked Skallagrimur (7-13) 88-81. Skallagrimur was ahead by 3 points after three quarters before a 26-16 charge of Tindastoll, which allowed them to win the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. American forward Antonio Hester (198-90, college: Mobile, AL) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 12 rebounds. Guard Petur Birgisson (185-96) contributed with 26 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Hester is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American forward Flenard Whitfield (200-90, college: W.Michigan) replied with 25 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and point guard Sigtryggur Bjornsson (180-93) added 21 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Skallagrimur. Four Skallagrimur players scored in double figures. Skallagrimur's coach Finnur Jonsson rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Tindastoll have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 15-5 record behind leader KR, which they share with Stjarnan. Newly promoted Skallagrimur keeps the tenth place with 13 games lost. Tindastoll's next round opponent will be Grindavik (#4) at home. Skallagrimur will play against Thor Thorl (#6) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Skallagrimur: F.Whitfield 25+5reb+4ast, S.Bjornsson 21+5reb+5ast, D.Flake 15+8reb+2ast, E.Halldorsson 10+4reb+3ast, M.Gunnarsson 5+5reb+3ast, D.Gudmundsson 3
Tindastoll: A.Hester 28+12reb+1ast, P.Birgisson 26+6reb+7ast, B.Rikhardsson 9+3reb+7ast, H.Ingi Masson 7+2reb, V.Agustsson 5+3reb, H.Viggosson 5+5reb+5ast
gschID: 491984


Thor Thorl - IR 71-74

Important game to mention about took place in Thorlakshofn. Seventh ranked IR (10-10) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 5th ranked Thor Thorl (10-10) 74-71 in the fight for the fifth place. Thor Thorl was ahead by 5 points after three quarters before a 23-15 charge of IR, which allowed them to win the game. The winners were led by American forward Quincy Hankins-Cole (203-90) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 14 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import forward Danero Thomas (196-86, college: Murray St.) supported him with 21 points and 7 rebounds. Four IR players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 27 points and 10 rebounds by American guard Tobin Carberry (193-91, college: LIU Post, agency: HMS) did not help to save the game for Thor Thorl. Forward Olafur Jonsson (192-92) added 11 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists for the hosts. IR moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Thor Thorl. IR will play against Njardvik (#9) in Njardvik in the next round. Thor Thorl will play on the road against Skallagrimur (#11) in Borgarnes and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Thor Thorl: T.Carberry 27+10reb, M.Baginski 12+4reb+1ast, O.Jonsson 11+13reb+4ast, R.Bragason 8+4reb+5ast, E.Einarsson 7+7reb+3ast, H.Hermannsson 6+2ast
IR: D.Thomas 21+7reb+3ast, M.Sigurdarson 21+7reb+2ast, S.Claessen 14+4reb+3ast, Q.Hankins-Cole 14+16reb+4ast, H.Hjalmarsson 4+3ast, S.Johannesson 0
gschID: 491987


Grindavik - Stjarnan 77-96

The game between Top Four teams took place in Grindavik. 4th ranked host Grindavik (11-9) was smashed by third ranked Stjarnan (15-5) 96-77. The game without a history. Stjarnan led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was the former international power forward Hlynur Baeringsson (200-82) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. Nigerian-American guard Anthony Odunsi (193-92, college: Houston Baptist, agency: SDJ Sports) chipped in 21 points and 4 assists. Five Stjarnan players scored in double figures. The former international guard Olafur Olafsson (194-90) produced 26 points and 6 rebounds and American-Dominican guard Lewis Clinch (191-87, college: Georgia Tech) added 19 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Stjarnan moved-up to second place, which they share with Tindastoll. Loser Grindavik keeps the fourth position with nine games lost. Stjarnan will meet at home Haukar (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Grindavik will play against the league's second-placed Tindastoll (#2) in Sauoarkrokur and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Grindavik: O.Olafsson 26+6reb+1ast, L.Clinch 19+6reb+1ast, D.Jonsson 11+2reb+1ast, I.Thor Gudmundsson 8+6reb+2ast, T.Olafsson 5+1reb, O.Saevarsson 4+3reb
Stjarnan: A.Odunsi 21+3reb+4ast, T.Tomasson 19+6reb+3ast, E.Aevarsson 19+4reb+1ast, H.Baeringsson 18+11reb+6ast, M.Valdimarsson 12+8reb+2ast, A.Gudmundsson 5+6reb
gschID: 491983


KR - Keflavik 82-80

Sixth-ranked Keflavik (10-10) gave a tough game to first ranked KR (16-4) in Reykjavik on Thursday. KR managed to secure only two-point victory 82-80. However their fans expected much easier game. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Keflavik. Keflavik trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 22-13 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 80-82 at the end of the game. Worth to mention a great performance of Nigerian-American forward PJ Alawoya (203-88, college: McNeese St., agency: Inception Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds and the former international guard Brynjar Bjornsson (188-88, college: Francis Marion) who added 26 points during the contest. Alawoya is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American forward Amin Stevens (203-90, college: Florida A&M) responded with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international guard Hordur Vilhjalmsson (194-88) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points, 8 rebounds and 10 assists. Four Keflavik players scored in double figures. KR have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 16-4 record. Keflavik at the other side dropped to the fifth place with ten games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. KR are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Snaefell (#12) in Stykkisholmur in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Keflavik will play at home against Thor AK (#8) and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Keflavik: A.Stevens 25+16reb+4ast, H.Vilhjalmsson 18+8reb+10ast, M.Traustason 14+1ast, R.Dupree 12+4reb+3ast, G.Jonsson 6+1reb+2ast, D.Hermannsson 3+1reb
KR: B.Bjornsson 26+3reb, P.Alawoya 20+12reb+1ast, J.Stefansson 16+5reb+6ast, T.Thorbjarnarsson 8+2reb+2ast, D.Hilmarsson 8+7reb+1ast, P.Ermolinskij 4+14reb+7ast
gschID: 491982





D1 Round 25: No surprise as #1 Hottur defeat Armann - by Eurobasket News

There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in D1. Coincidentally all visitors won their games.

D1 top team - Hottur (20-2) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they crushed ninth ranked Armann (0-23) in Reykjavik 99-67. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 99-67. American guard Aaron Moss (185, college: Cabrini, agency: Duran International) stepped up and scored 15 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners and guard Ragnar Albertsson (190-93) chipped in 24 points. At the losing side forward Brynjar Fridriksson (200-96) responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 14 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. Hottur have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 20-2 record. Armann at the other side still closes the standings. Hottur are looking forward to face Valur (#3) in Reykjavik in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Armann will play against Vestri (#6) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Hamar supposed to be also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Breidablik (15-7) played at the court of 5th ranked Hamar (10-12). Breidablik smashed Hamar 100-78. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Hamar. American guard Tyrone Garland (185-92, college: La Salle) nailed 33 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side and Snorri Vignisson accounted for 14 points. American forward Chris Woods (195-89, college: Pfeiffer) came up with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds for Hamar 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. Breidablik have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 15-7 record. Hamar at the other side keeps the fifth position with 12 games lost. Breidablik will play against IA (#8) in Akranes in the next round. Hamar will play on the road against the league's second-placed Fjolnir in Reykjavik and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Akranes supposed to be also quite interesting. Third ranked Valur (16-5) played at the court of 8th ranked IA (6-16). Valur smashed IA 98-70 on Thursday. Urald King fired a double-double by scoring 27 points and 19 rebounds for the winners. Valur's coach Agust Bjorgvinsson felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Derek Shouse produced 22 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for lost side. Valur maintains third place with 16-5 record having five points less than leader Hottur. Loser IA keeps the eighth position with 16 games lost. Valur will meet at home league's leader Hottur in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. IA will play against Breidablik (#4) in Kopavogur and hope to secure a win.
The game in Selfoss was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Fjolnir (17-5) played at the court of 7th ranked FSU (7-16). Fjolnir defeated FSU 90-80. Fjolnir maintains second place with 17-5 record having just three points less than leader Hottur. FSU lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 16 games lost. Fjolnir's next round opponent will be Hamar (#5) at home.

Armann - Hottur 67-99

D1 top team - Hottur (20-2) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they crushed ninth ranked Armann (0-23) in Reykjavik 99-67. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 99-67. American guard Aaron Moss (185, college: Cabrini, agency: Duran International) stepped up and scored 15 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners and guard Ragnar Albertsson (190-93) chipped in 24 points. At the losing side forward Brynjar Fridriksson (200-96) responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 14 rebounds and Thorsteinn Hjorleifsson (-95) scored 7 points and 7 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Hottur have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 20-2 record. Armann at the other side still closes the standings. Hottur are looking forward to face Valur (#3) in Reykjavik in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Armann will play against Vestri (#6) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Armann: D.Fridriksson 13+1reb+1ast, J.Baldvinsson 11+1reb+1ast, B.Fridriksson 11+14reb, G.Sigurthorsson 8+1reb+2ast, T.Hjorleifsson 7+7reb+3ast, T.Baldvinsson 4+2reb+4ast
Hottur: R.Albertsson 24+3reb+1ast, A.Moss 15+8reb+6ast, M.Virijevic 13+5reb+1ast, V.Hafsteinsson 13, H.Birgisson 8+6reb+3ast, G.Hallsson 7+4reb+2ast
gschID: 492099


Hamar - Breidablik 78-100

The game in Hamar supposed to be also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Breidablik (15-7) played at the court of 5th ranked Hamar (10-12). Breidablik smashed Hamar 100-78. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Hamar. The game was mostly controlled by Breidablik. Hamar was better in fourth quarter 24-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American guard Tyrone Garland (185-92, college: La Salle) nailed 33 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side and swingman Snorri Vignisson (193-97) accounted for 14 points. American forward Chris Woods (195-89, college: Pfeiffer) came up with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds and guard Erlendur Stefansson (190-95, college: Black Hills St.) added 20 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Hamar in the defeat. Four Hamar players scored in double figures. 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. Breidablik have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 15-7 record. Hamar at the other side keeps the fifth position with 12 games lost. Breidablik will play against IA (#8) in Akranes in the next round. Hamar will play on the road against the league's second-placed Fjolnir in Reykjavik and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Hamar: E.Stefansson 20+6reb, O.Sigurdarson 14+2reb, C.Woods 14+13reb+3ast, H.Petursson 11+4reb+1ast, R.Erlingsson 9+3reb+3ast, G.Gudjonsson 4+2reb
Breidablik: T.Garland 33+6reb+4ast, S.Vignisson 14+4reb+1ast, R.Ragnarsson 11+6reb+1ast, K.Kjartansson 8+2reb+6ast, B.Vidisson 8+3reb+2ast, M.Karelsson 5+1reb
gschID: 492098


IA - Valur 70-98

The game in Akranes supposed to be also quite interesting. Third ranked Valur (16-5) played at the court of 8th ranked IA (6-16). Valur smashed IA 98-70 on Thursday. The guests trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 61-28 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Valur dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to IA's 38. They outrebounded IA 44-31 including 33 on the defensive glass. Valur looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. American forward Urald King (198-90, college: SE Oklahoma) fired a double-double by scoring 27 points and 19 rebounds for the winners. Illugi Steingrimsson chipped in 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Valur players scored in double figures. Valur's coach Agust Bjorgvinsson felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. American guard Derek Shouse (188-93, college: Mo.-St.Louis) produced 22 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists and swingman Bjorn Brynjolfsson (192-82) added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Valur maintains third place with 16-5 record having five points less than leader Hottur. Loser IA keeps the eighth position with 16 games lost. Valur will meet at home league's leader Hottur in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. IA will play against Breidablik (#4) in Kopavogur and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
IA: D.Shouse 22+7reb+7ast, B.Brynjolfsson 12+5reb+3ast, S.Sigurdsson 11+5reb+1ast, A.Vilbergsson 9+4reb+1ast, A.Jonsson 9+1reb+1ast, J.Kristjansson 4+6reb+3ast
Valur: U.King 27+19reb+3ast, I.Steingrimsson 17+7reb+4ast, S.Sturluson 12+1reb+1ast, O.Petursson 12+4reb+2ast, B.Petursson 10+4reb+1ast, B.Blondal 9+3reb+1ast
gschID: 492096


FSU - Fjolnir 80-90

The game in Selfoss was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Fjolnir (17-5) played at the court of 7th ranked FSU (7-16). Fjolnir defeated FSU 90-80. Fjolnir maintains second place with 17-5 record having just three points less than leader Hottur. FSU lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 16 games lost. Fjolnir's next round opponent will be Hamar (#5) at home.
gschID: 492097





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  INDONESIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Nate BARFIELD
  NSH G.
  (206-F/C-88)
  Avg: 26.9
 1. Barfield, NSH G.26.9 
 2. Jacobs, NSH G.25.7 
 3. White, Pelita Jaya23.5 
 4. Smith, Hang Tuah23.5 
 5. Crump, Satya W.23.4 
 6. Loiselle, Pacific .23.1 
 7. Corbin, Bima P.22.4 
 8. Seagers, Pacific .21.5 
 9. Smith, Hang Tuah19.6 
 10. Brantley, Garuda16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andre SMITH
  Hang Tuah
  (208-C-)
  Avg: 16.1
 1. Smith, Hang Tuah16.1 
 2. Barfield, NSH G.15.1 
 3. Brand, JNE B.14.8 
 4. White, Pelita Jaya13.9 
 5. Loiselle, Pacific .13.8 
 6. Maxey, Satya W.13.8 
 7. Gunawan, Garuda12.2 
 8. Henderson-N., Aspac10.7 
 9. McKinney, CLS K.10.1 
 10. Seagers, Pacific .9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Mario WUYSANG
  CLS K.
  (176-PG-79)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Wuysang, CLS K.5.9 
 2. Smith, Hang Tuah5.4 
 3. Jacobs, NSH G.5.3 
 4. Seagers, Pacific .4.8 
 5. Dhyaksa, Aspac4.5 
 6. Loiselle, Pacific .4.3 
 7. Hardianus, Satria M.4.2 
 8. Purwanto, Hang T.4.1 
 9. Grays, Pelita Jaya4.0 
 10. Crump, Satya W.3.5 
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 Muda2.2 
 6. Barfield, NSH G.2.1 
 7. Saputra, Pacific .2.0 
 8. Grays, Pelita Jaya2.0 
 9. White, Pelita Jaya1.8 
 10. Joni, Hang Tuah1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Nate MAXEY
  Satya W.
  (211-C-92)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Maxey, Satya W.4.6 
 2. Brand, JNE B.3.5 
 3. Ware, Garuda1.6 
 4. White, Pelita Jaya1.5 
 5. Loiselle, Pacific .1.4 
 6. Smith, Satria Muda1.1 
 7. Nugroho, CLS K.0.9 
 8. Seagers, Pacific .0.9 
 9. Sitepu, Satria M.0.9 
 10. Thoyib, CLS Knights0.8 


IBL Round 14: Aspac are upset by Pelita Jaya - by Eurobasket News

The most important game in the last round took place in Jakarta between third ranked Aspac (7-4) and fourth ranked Pelita Jaya (7-4) on Saturday night. Aspac was defeated by Pelita Jaya on the road 71-60. The game was mostly controlled by Pelita Jaya. Aspac managed to win third quarter 24-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Aspac to just 4 points in first quarter. They outrebounded Aspac 44-32 including 31 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American-Jamaican forward Kore White (205-89, college: S.Florida) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds. American point guard Martavious Irving (185-90, college: Kansas St.) chipped in 23 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international point guard Andakara-Prastawa Dhyaksa (173-92) produced 16 points and 6 rebounds for the guests. Pelita Jaya have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with defeated Aspac. Pelita Jaya will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Aspac's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Jakarta NSH GMC.
Undefeated leader Satria Muda delivered the ninth consecutive victory. This time they crushed 5th ranked Pacific Caesar (5-4) 95-69 in Jakarta. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Pacific Caesar. American forward Carlos Smith (206-90, college: Bowie St.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists. Arki Wisnu contributed with 17 points, 8 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Canadian forward Kevin Loiselle (198-88) replied with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists for Pacific Caesar. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Undefeated Satria Muda (9-0) have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain first position with a perfect record of 9 victories in a row. Pacific Caesar at the other side keeps the fifth place with four games lost. Satria Muda will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Pacific Caesar's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Surabaya CLS Knights.
Bottom-ranked Satya Wacana (0-11) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 75-59 loss to second ranked CLS Knights (9-1) in Surabaya on Saturday evening. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. Jamarr Johnson scored 17 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Nate Maxey responded with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 27 rebounds and 7 blocks. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. CLS Knights have an impressive seven-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains second position with 9-1 record having just one point less than leader Satria Muda. Loser Satya Wacana still closes the standings with 11 games lost. CLS Knights' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Surabaya to the arena Pacific Caesar.

In the last game of round 14 NSH GMC defeated Hang Tuah in Jakarta 97-87.

CLS Knights - Satya Wacana 75-59

Bottom-ranked Satya Wacana (0-11) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 75-59 loss to second ranked CLS Knights (9-1) in Surabaya on Saturday evening. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. American forward Jamarr Johnson (193-88, college: Widener) scored 17 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international point guard Mario Wuysang (176-79) chipped in 9 points and 6 assists during the contest. American center Nate Maxey (211-92, college: N.C.Central) responded with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 27 rebounds and 7 blocks and his fellow American import point guard Jarron Crump (183-92, college: Pacific Union) scored 23 points and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. CLS Knights have an impressive seven-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains second position with 9-1 record having just one point less than leader Satria Muda. Loser Satya Wacana still closes the standings with 11 games lost. CLS Knights' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Surabaya to the arena Pacific Caesar.
Top scorers:
Satya Wacana: N.Maxey 24+27reb+1ast, J.Crump 23+3reb+4ast, M.Ramadhan 8+7reb+3ast, V.Sanjaya 2+2reb, R.Rahangmetan 2+3reb+2ast, B.Adha Praditya 0
CLS Knights: J.Johnson 17+9reb+1ast, S.Febiansyakh 13+1ast, A.Hidayat 12+3reb+1ast, M.Wuysang 9+4reb+6ast, D.McKinney 6+10reb+2ast, R.Utomo 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 538445


Satria Muda - Pacific Caesar 95-69

Undefeated leader Satria Muda delivered the ninth consecutive victory. This time they crushed 5th ranked Pacific Caesar (5-4) 95-69 in Jakarta. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Pacific Caesar. Pacific Caesar was ahead by 19 points at the halftime before a 64-19 second half run of Satria Muda. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Pacific Caesar to just 7 points in fourth quarter. Satria Muda forced 19 Pacific Caesar turnovers and outrebounded them 61-39 including a 41-29 advantage in defensive rebounds. Satria Muda players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Pacific Caesar's players. Pacific Caesar was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Carlos Smith (206-90, college: Bowie St.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists. The former international Arki Wisnu (187-88) contributed with 17 points, 8 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Five Satria Muda players scored in double figures. Canadian forward Kevin Loiselle (198-88) replied with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists and American guard David Seagers (188-88, college: Dowling) added 18 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Pacific Caesar. 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 (9-0) have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain first position with a perfect record of 9 victories in a row. Pacific Caesar at the other side keeps the fifth place with four games lost. Satria Muda will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Pacific Caesar's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Surabaya CLS Knights.
Top scorers:
Pacific Caesar: K.Loiselle 21+13reb+6ast, D.Seagers 18+10reb+2ast, N.Saputra 8+2reb, D.Nugraha 8+2reb+1ast, R.Hadrian Hutasoit 8, M.Hardian Wicaksono 4+5reb+1ast
Satria Muda: A.Wisnu 17+4reb+8ast, J.Kokodiputra 16+5reb+1ast, C.Smith 15+12reb+7ast, H.Hardianus 11+2reb+4ast, V.Michel 10+6reb+2ast, A.Bagastyo Arizanugra 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 533905


Pelita Jaya - Aspac 71-60

The most important game in the last round took place in Jakarta between third ranked Aspac (7-4) and fourth ranked Pelita Jaya (7-4) on Saturday night. Aspac was defeated by Pelita Jaya on the road 71-60. The game was mostly controlled by Pelita Jaya. Aspac managed to win third quarter 24-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Aspac to just 4 points in first quarter. They outrebounded Aspac 44-32 including 31 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American-Jamaican forward Kore White (205-89, college: S.Florida) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds. American point guard Martavious Irving (185-90, college: Kansas St.) chipped in 23 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international point guard Andakara-Prastawa Dhyaksa (173-92) produced 16 points and 6 rebounds and the former international Fandi-Andika Ramadhani (185-85) added 8 points respectively for the guests. Pelita Jaya have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with defeated Aspac. Pelita Jaya will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Aspac's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Jakarta NSH GMC.
Top scorers:
Aspac: A.Prastawa Dhyaksa 16+6reb+3ast, F.Andika Ramadhani 8+3reb+3ast, V.Wuwungan 6+6reb, P.Regowo 4+2reb+3ast, O.Wira Sanjaya 4+3reb+2ast, P.Henderson-Niles 2+11reb+1ast
Pelita Jaya: M.Irving 23+6reb+4ast, K.White 22+11reb+3ast, R.Pamungkas 9+2reb+2ast, D.Wenas 5+5reb+1ast, P.Indrawan 4+10reb+2ast, D.Haryoko 4+2reb
gschID: 538444


Hang Tuah - NSH GMC 87-97

There was a minor upset in Pandang where 6th ranked Hang Tuah (5-6) was defeated by eighth ranked NSH GMC (5-6) 97-87 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by NSH GMC. Hang Tuah managed to win second period 24-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when NSH GMC won last quarter 33-25. NSH GMC outrebounded Hang Tuah 53-33 including a 39-28 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The game was dominated by American players. Power forward Nate Barfield (206-88, college: Langston) had a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 25 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and point guard Gary Jacobs (188-92, college: Cent.Washington) chipped in 26 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists during the contest. Guard JaJuan Smith (188-85, college: Tennessee) responded with a double-double by scoring 29 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and guard Falando Jones (193-90, college: Miss.Valley St.) scored 28 points and 6 rebounds. NSH GMC moved-up to seventh place, which they share with defeated Hang Tuah. NSH GMC will meet higher ranked Aspac (#4) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Hang Tuah will play again against NSH GMC and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hang Tuah: J.Smith 29+12reb+4ast, F.Jones 28+6reb+1ast, M.Joni 14+3reb+3ast, K.Purwanto 6+6reb+4ast, A.Ekayana 6+1reb+4ast, F.Minallah 4+3reb+2ast
NSH GMC: N.Barfield 33+25reb+4ast, G.Jacobs 26+10reb+13ast, R.Pratama Putra 23+10reb+2ast, R.Azzaryan Pradhitya 7+4reb+1ast, M.Mustohirin 2, A.Syarif 2+3reb+2ast
gschID: 533904





Indonesian IBL round 13 best performance: JaJuan Smith - by Eurobasket News

American Guard JaJuan Smith (188-G-85) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Hang Tuah, receiving a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 13.
The 31-year old player had a double-double of 26 points and 14 rebounds, while his team beat Satya Wacana (#11, 0-10), the league's bottom-ranked team 90-75. Hang Tuah is placed at 6th position in Indonesian IBL. Hang Tuah 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 5-5 record. In the team's last game Smith had a remarkable 52.9% from 2-point range. He turned to be Hang Tuah's top player in his first season with the team. Former University of Tennessee star has very solid stats this year. Smith is in league's top in points (6th best: 22.9ppg), assists (2nd best: 5.6apg) and averages impressive 2.2spg.

The second best player in last round's games was another Hang Tuah's star - 26-year old American Falando Jones (193-G-90). Jones had a very good evening with 36 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course together with Smith he helped Hang Tuah with another comfortable win 90-75 over Satya Wacana (#11, 0-10) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed Hang Tuah to move up to 6th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 5-5 record is not bad and everything may still change. Jones is one of the most experienced players at Hang Tuah and similarly like JaJuan Smith has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Chris Brand (208-F-90) of JNE BSC (#9). Brand scored 23 points and grabbed fourteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Brand's great performance JNE BSC lost 63-88 to the higher-ranked CLS Knights (#2, 8-1). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of JNE BSC not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 7 games, recording just three victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Brand could try to bring JNE BSC's a little bit higher in the standings. Brand has individually a great season in Indonesia. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 14.8rpg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Kore White (205-F-89) of Pelita Jaya - 16 points, 20 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Nate Maxey (211-C-92) of Satya Wacana - 12 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Tyrell Corbin (184-PG-92) of Bima Perkasa - 29 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Dechriston McKinney (203-F-92) of CLS Knights - 15 points and 7 rebounds
8. Raheem Singleton (182-PG-89) of JNE BSC - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists
9. Jarron Crump (183-PG-92) of Satya Wacana - 14 points and 4 assists
10. Martavious Irving (185-PG-90) of Pelita Jaya - 26 points and 6 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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Iranian Superleague round 3 (Second Stage) best performance: Gerald Robinson - by Eurobasket News

American Point guard Gerald Robinson (185-PG-89) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for top-ranked Petrochimi, receiving a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 3 (Second Stage).
The 27-year old player was the main contributor (33 points, four rebounds and three assists) to his team's victory, helping them to outclass, Second Stage bottom-ranked team Gorgan (#5, 0-2) with 30-point margin 98-68. It allowed Petrochimi to take over top position in the Iranian Superleague. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this stage. Petrochimi has a very solid 2-1 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. In the team's last game Robinson had a remarkable 70.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Petrochimi's top player in his first season with the team. Former University of Georgia star has very solid stats this year. Robinson is in league's top in points (4th best: 20.4ppg), assists (3rd best: 4.5apg) and averages impressive 59.2% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 25-year old British Ryan Richards (212-C/F-91, agency: Three Eye Sports) of Group 2 leader Naft Abadan. Richards had a very good evening with a double-double of 26 points and 14 rebounds. Of course he led Naft Abadan to another comfortable win outscoring Shiraz a.s Pipe (0-1) 100-80. The Second Stage is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Richards is a newcomer at Naft Abadan, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was former international Reza Ranjbar of Shiraz a.s Pipe (#5). Ranjbar scored 25 points and grabbed ten rebounds. Despite Ranjbar's great performance Shiraz a.s Pipe lost 80-100 to Naft Abadan (#1, 2-1). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Shiraz a.s Pipe can only dream about fighting for top spots in Group 2. They have awful Second Stage losing so far all 1 games. Too bad for Ranjbar he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Ranjbar has individually a great season in Iran. After 17 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.5rpg (7th best). He also has 1.1bpg and FGP: 50.3%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Asghar Kardoust (212-C-86) of Arak - 16 points and 15 rebounds
5. Doron Perkins (189-G-83) of Naft Abadan - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Mozafari Rasoul (188-SG-94) of Azad - 18 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Sasoon Abramian (208-F/C-87) of Gorgan - 16 points and 4 rebounds
8. Daniel Williams (195-G-87) of Arak - 19 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Rouzbeh Arghavan (214-C/F-88) of Petrochimi - 12 points and 5 rebounds
10. Meisam Mirzaei (210-C-92) of Naft Abadan - 10 points and 6 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)



J.P. Prince (ex Azad) joins Orleans - by Eurobasket News

Entente Orleans 45 (ProA) agreed terms with 30-year old American swingman J.P. Prince (203-87, college: Tennessee). He started the season at Azad in Iranian Superleague. In 17 games he had very impressive stats: 19.2ppg, 4.7rpg, 3.6apg and 2.5spg this season. Prince ended the last season at Trabzonspor in Turkish BSL where in 10 games he recorded 10.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 4.7apg and 1.0spg. But the most of that year he spent at Cholet Basket. In 15 ProA games he averaged 8.8ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.1apg and 1.1spg.
Prince is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in six different countries. Prince tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Belgium (Oostende), Poland (PGE Turow), Puerto Rico (Mets), Venezuela (Guaiqueries), NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers) and Turkey (Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye and Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi).
Prince attended University of Tennessee until 2010 and it is his seventh season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Iran players keen on FIBA's Competition System 2017+, says Towfigh - by Mohammad Amin Maghsoodlou

TEHRAN (FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019) - It's only been six months since they won the FIBA Asia Challenge but already Iran's players cannot wait to suit up for the national team again.

While the Iranians will take aim at a fourth continental crown in the space of a decade at this summer's FIBA Asia Cup in Lebanon from August 10-20, it is the launch of FIBA's Competition System 2017+ in November that keeps generating enthusiasm among players and officials.
Ali Towfigh, the Secretary General of the Basketball Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran, strongly endorses the new system and also believes it will change the landscape of Asian basketball.

As part of FIBA's Competition System 2017+, 16 national teams from across Asia and Oceania will participate in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Qualifiers, playing home and away games during six windows - in November 2017, February, June, September and November of 2018 and February of 2019.
The Qualifiers will determine the top seven teams joining host China as Asia/Oceania's representatives at the first-ever 32-team FIBA Basketball World Cup taking place from August 31-September 15 2019.

"The system's most important aspect for me is giving the national teams more opportunities to play in front of their home fans," said Towfigh.

"The players are very interested in what's coming in November. They are familiar with the basic aspects of the new competition system. I feel the current and future generation of basketball players are lucky because when I was a player we didn't get to have this opportunity and the chance for us to play in front of our home fans was only limited to organised events or exhibition games."
"Basketball fans will surely like it because they will get the chance to see their role models and heroes more often at home. Another important aspect for me that the new competition system provides is the economic aspect. It will help attract more sponsors and these corporations will not only gain visibility during the home games but also away from home. For example, if Iran is playing in Korea, the sponsor will have exposure in Seoul which is something that didn't happen much before."
FIBA's new calendar will also see Australia and New Zealand competing against Asia teams, a move Towfigh sees as being highly beneficial for all involved.

"Having Australia and New Zealand in the mix will not only make things interesting but also put extra pressure on the traditional Asian powerhouses to develop and improve to be able to challenge these two teams," he explained.



Petrochimi tabs Daniel Johnson, ex 36ers - by Mohammad Amin Maghsoodlou

Defending champion Petrochimi Bandar Imam Harbour (Superleague) inked 29-year old Australian ex-international power forward Daniel Johnson (210-108kg-88, college: Pepperdine). He started the season at 36ers in Australian NBL league. In 29 games he averaged impressive 15.1ppg, 7.1rpg and 2.1apg this season. The last summer Johnson played at Santeros in Puerto Rican BSN where in 21 games he had 10.9ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.9apg.
Among other achievements he played in the final of New Zealand NBL in 2015. Johnson received also Australiabasket.com All-Australian NBL Honorable Mention award in 2012, 2013 and 2016.
He was a member of Australian international program for some years. Johnson was called to Australian Senior National Team in 2013 and previously for U19 National Team back in 2007.
He is a very experienced player. Johnson has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to four different continents (Europe, Latin America, Australia and of course North America). Johnson has played previously professionally in Poland (Stelmet), Puerto Rico (Manati) and New Zealand (Saints).
He attended Pepperdine University until 2008 and it is his ninth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ITALY  

Stats Leaders - Lega2

Points Per Game
 Adam SMITH
  Roseto
  (185-PG-92)
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Smith, Roseto24.7 
 2. Davis, Jesi23.3 
 3. Golden, Chieti20.8 
 4. Legion, Viola RC20.0 
 5. Sims, Rieti20.0 
 6. Lawson, Virtus B.19.8 
 7. Ferguson, Angelico.19.6 
 8. Bowers, Bondi F.19.4 
 9. Brown, Roma Virtus19.0 
 10. Bowers, Jesi19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mike HALL
  Angelico Biella
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Hall, Angelico Biella13.3 
 2. Reynolds, Recanati12.2 
 3. Radic, Viola RC11.4 
 4. Smith, Ravenna9.7 
 5. Mortellaro, Chieti9.7 
 6. Easley, Eurobask.9.6 
 7. Mosley, Legnano9.5 
 8. Myers, Mens S.9.5 
 9. Poletti, Latina B.9.4 
 10. Perry, Treviso .9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Yuval NAIMY
  Scafati
  (188-PG-85)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Naimy, Scafati7.6 
 2. Fantinelli, Treviso .6.0 
 3. Moreno, Bondi F.5.9 
 4. Bowers, Jesi5.5 
 5. Piazza, Agrigento5.0 
 6. Deloach, Eurobask.4.7 
 7. Ferguson, Angelico.4.5 
 8. Imbro, FCM F.4.5 
 9. Rosselli, Virtus B.4.4 
 10. Fultz, Roseto4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Javonte GREEN
  Alma T.
  (193-F-93)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Green, Alma T.2.8 
 2. Spissu, Virtus B.2.3 
 3. Hasbrouck, Piacenza2.1 
 4. Okoye, Udine APU1.9 
 5. Brown, Roma Virtus1.9 
 6. Bowers, Jesi1.8 
 7. Smith, Ravenna1.7 
 8. Legion, Viola RC1.7 
 9. Crockett, Unieuro .1.7 
 10. Fantinelli, Treviso .1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Taylor SMITH
  Ravenna
  (199-F/C-91)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Smith, Ravenna2.7 
 2. Mosley, Legnano2.0 
 3. Reynolds, Recanati1.7 
 4. Pellegrino, Bondi F.1.7 
 5. Parks, Alma T.1.4 
 6. Ancellotti, Treviso .1.4 
 7. Daniels, Mantova1.1 
 8. Bowers, Bondi F.1.1 
 9. Easley, Eurobask.1.1 
 10. Buford, Agrigento1.1 


Fabio Caldarola is a newcomer at Barcellona - by Eurobasket News

Basket Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto (Serie B) strengthened their roster with addition of 21-year old swingman Fabio Caldarola (196-96) from Cus Jonico Basket Taranto. But in 20 Serie B games he recorded just 0.8ppg and 1.4rpg this season.
Caldarola has played previously for two other teams: Francavilla and Barese.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Turkish Airline Cup A2/ B: Results semi finals - by Alessandro Salvini

Turkish Airlines Cup A2 - Semi finals
Eurotrend Biella-De' Longhi Treviso 89-81 Ferguson 30, Perry 22)
Alma Trieste-Segafredo Virtus Bologna 74-86 (Green 37, Lawson 25)

Turkish Airlines Cup B - Semi finals
Cuore Napoli Basket-Air Fire Virtus Valmontone 66-64 (Maggio 24, De Fabritis 18)
Agribertocchi Orzinuovi-XL Extralight Montegranaro 66-65 (Ruggiero 16, Rizzitiello 18)

Unipol Arena, Bologna, Final:

Turkish Airlines Cup A2 - Final
05:45pm Eurotrend Biella-Segafredo Virtus Bologna (Italian Sky Sport channel 2 HD)

Turkish Airlines Cup B - Final
02:45 Cuore Napoli Basket-Agribertocchi Orzinuovi (LNP TV Pass)

Javonte Green (193-F-93, college: Radford, agency: Duran International)



Turkish Airline Cup A2/ B: Results quarter finals - by Alessandro Salvini

Results A2 Turkish Airline Cup quarter finals
Angelico Biella-Dinamica Generale Mantova 86 - 78 (Ferguson 29, Giacchetti 25)
De' Longhi Treviso-Unicusano V. Roma 73 - 72 (Moretti 25, Brown 26)
TWS Legnano-Alma Trieste 55 - 84 (Martini 16, Green 23)
Segafredo Virtus Bologna-Moncada Agrigento 95 - 63 (Spissu 25, Buford 22)

Results Turkish Airlines Cup B quarter finals (Ozzano)
Paffoni Omegna-Cuore Napoli Basket 73 - 76 (Bianchi, Gasparin, Simoncelli 14, Visnjic 17)
Air Fire Virtus Valmontone-Allmag PMS Moncalieri 73 - 64 (Carrizo 23, Merletto 14)
Agribertocchi Orzinuovi-Lions Basket Bisceglie 59 - 47 (Ruggiero 9, Cucchi 11)
XL Extralight Montegranaro-CO.MARK Bergamo 86 - 59 (Rizzietiello 9, Pullazi 19)

Today's semifinals Unipol Arena Casalecchio di Reno (Bo):

Turkish Airlines Cup A2
06:30 Angelico Biella-De' Longhi Treviso
08:45 Alma Trieste-Segafredo Virtus Bologna

Turkish Airlines Cup B - Semifinali
01:15 Cuore Napoli Basket-Air Fire Virtus Valmontone
03:30 Agribertocchi Orzinuovi-XL Extralight Montegranaro

Jazzmarr Ferguson (185-PG-89, college: IU Southeast)



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  JAPAN  

Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague

Points Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F-85)
  Avg: 27.9
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba BT27.9 
 2. Gardner, Niigata .21.6 
 3. White, Sendai20.0 
 4. Mavunga, Shiga L.19.7 
 5. Chapman, Niigata .19.1 
 6. Burrell, Nagoya DD18.1 
 7. Kanamaru, SeaHo.18.0 
 8. Childress, Sanen17.8 
 9. Garrett, Toyota A.17.7 
 10. Rossiter, Tochigi .17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ROSSITER
  Tochigi .
  (204-F/C-89)
  Avg: 13.4
 1. Rossiter, Tochigi .13.4 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT12.2 
 3. Harrellson, Osaka E.11.9 
 4. Butts, SeaHorses11.5 
 5. Sacre, Hitachi SR10.3 
 6. Willard, Toyama G.9.8 
 7. White, Sendai9.5 
 8. Takeuchi, Toyota A.9.4 
 9. Childress, Sanen9.2 
 10. Spangler, Toshi.9.1 
Assists Per Game
 JR SAKURAGI
  SeaHorses
  (206-C-76)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Sakuragi, SeaHorses4.1 
 2. Suzuki, Sanen4.0 
 3. Togashi, Chiba Jets4.0 
 4. Namizato, Shiga L.4.0 
 5. Uto, Toyama G.4.0 
 6. Garrett, Toyota A.3.9 
 7. Tabuse, Tochigi .3.8 
 8. Igarashi, Niigata .3.7 
 9. Sakurai, Hokkaido.3.5 
 10. Mavunga, Shiga L.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Kenta HIROSE
  Hitachi SR
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Hirose, Hitachi SR2.1 
 2. Vendrame, Hitac.1.7 
 3. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.7 
 4. Hatakeyama, Niigata .1.7 
 5. Tanaka, Toyota A.1.7 
 6. Palmer, Akita NH1.6 
 7. Parker, Chiba Jets1.6 
 8. Rossiter, Tochigi .1.6 
 9. Brown, Hitachi SR1.5 
 10. Garrett, Toyota A.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jordan BACHYNSKI
  Hokkaido.
  (218-C-89)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Bachynski, Hokkaido.2.2 
 2. Chapman, Niigata .2.0 
 3. Harrellson, Osaka E.2.0 
 4. Parker, Chiba Jets1.8 
 5. Miller, Hokkaido L.1.7 
 6. Armstrong, Chiba J.1.4 
 7. Edwards, SeaHorses1.2 
 8. Nephawe, Sendai1.1 
 9. McHenry, Ryukyu GK1.1 


BJ League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Rick RICKERT
  Cyberdyn.
  (211-C/F-83)
  Avg: 19
 1. Rickert, Cyberdyn.19.0 
 2. Tapscott, Kagawa F.18.3 
 3. Jones, Tokyo Z18.0 
 4. Barone, Aomori W.17.6 
 5. Alabi, Toyotsu FE17.6 
 6. Stephan, Tokyo E.16.8 
 7. Wiggins, Aomori Watts16.5 
 8. Carney, Toyotsu FE16.3 
 9. Evans, Tokyo Excel.14.3 
 10. Kennedy, Gunma14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Solomon ALABI
  Toyotsu FE
  (216-C-88)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Alabi, Toyotsu FE12.7 
 2. Rickert, Cyberdyn.12.7 
 3. Andrews, Tokyo Z11.8 
 4. Davis, Shimane SM11.7 
 5. Creekmore, Tokyo Z11.5 
 6. Barone, Aomori W.10.7 
 7. Posthumus, Kagos.10.7 
 8. Stephan, Tokyo E.10.7 
 9. Sanders-F., Yamag.10.6 
Assists Per Game
 Takumi FURUNO
  Kumamoto.
  (179-PG-93)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Furuno, Kumamoto.4.8 
 2. Otsuka, Toyotsu FE4.7 
 3. Sameshima, Kagos.4.3 
 4. Nishiyama, Tokyo E.3.6 
 5. Ikaruga, Hiroshim.3.3 
 6. Tatsuhiko, Ehime O.3.1 
 7. Sawaguchi, Iwate B.3.1 
 8. Tapscott, Kagawa F.3.0 
 9. Watanabe, Tokyo Z2.9 
 10. Tokunaga, Kagawa F.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Takumi FURUNO
  Kumamoto.
  (179-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Furuno, Kumamoto.2.1 
 2. Otsuka, Toyotsu FE1.9 
 3. Andrews, Tokyo Z1.7 
 4. Tapscott, Kagawa F.1.7 
 5. Tokunaga, Kagawa F.1.7 
 6. Kanbara, Kumamoto.1.6 
 7. Tatsuhiko, Ehime O.1.5 
 8. Obuchi, Gunma1.5 
 9. Kasahara, Ehime OV1.5 
 10. Kondo, Gunma1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Chukwudiebere MADUABUM
  Kagos.
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Maduabum, Kagos.2.4 
 2. Blackledge, Ehime O.1.8 
 3. Creekmore, Tokyo Z1.7 
 4. Spikes, Fukushima1.7 
 5. Kuso, Gunma1.7 
 6. Vandenberg, Nishinom.1.6 
 7. Marshall, Shima.1.5 
 8. van-der-List, Shinshu .1.5 
 9. Ridley, Hiroshima D.1.5 
 10. Alabi, Toyotsu FE1.4 


JBL2 stats leaders

Points Per Game
 Kyle RICHARDSON
  Otsuka A.
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Richardson, Otsuka A.19.1 
 2. Fitzgerald, Kanazawa.17.9 
 3. Peppers, Fukuoka .17.9 
 4. Bryan-A., Fukuoka .16.7 
 5. Jennings, Saitama .16.7 
 6. Osamuakira, Tokyo B.15.9 
 7. Harper, Tokyo HT15.0 
 8. Wade, Saitama .14.6 
 9. Pomare, Kanazawa.14.0 
 10. Sumihiro, Toyoda G.13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kyle RICHARDSON
  Otsuka A.
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Richardson, Otsuka A.10.8 
 2. Kendrick, Toyoda G.10.2 
 3. McElroy, Tokyo C.10.0 
 4. Pomare, Kanazawa.9.9 
 5. Anderson, Tokyo C.9.9 
 6. Slawson, Tokyo C.9.3 
 7. Butch, Fukuoka .8.9 
 8. Harper, Tokyo HT8.6 
 9. Kyle, Tokyo B.8.0 
 10. Heath, Tokyo C.7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Kyouhei KUMAZAWA
  Aisin AW
  (180-G-88)
  Avg: 4
 1. Kumazawa, Aisin AW4.0 
 2. Hasegawa, Otsuka A.3.8 
 3. Sumihiro, Toyoda G.3.6 
 4. Yonamine, Kanazawa.3.0 
 5. Osamuakira, Tokyo B.2.9 
 6. Kato, Aisin AW2.8 
 7. Narumi, Tokyo HT2.8 
 8. Yamashita, Fukuoka .2.6 
 9. Tsukino, Kanazawa.2.6 
 10. Oogane, Tokyo HT2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Brennan MCELROY
  Tokyo C.
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. McElroy, Tokyo C.3.1 
 2. Ikeda, Tokyo HT2.1 
 3. Yamashita, Fukuoka .1.8 
 4. Jennings, Saitama .1.7 
 5. Ito, Tokyo Big Blue1.7 
 6. Kano, Fukuoka .1.5 
 7. Oogane, Tokyo HT1.5 
 8. Murray, Tokyo C.1.4 
 9. Slawson, Tokyo C.1.4 
 10. Peppers, Fukuoka .1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Matthew KENDRICK
  Toyoda G.
  (215-C-90)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Kendrick, Toyoda G.1.9 
 2. Anderson, Tokyo C.1.5 
 3. Bryan-A., Fukuoka .1.3 
 4. Pomare, Kanazawa.1.2 
 5. Harper, Tokyo HT1.1 
 6. Kyle, Tokyo B.1.1 
 7. Tate, Saitama .1.0 
 8. Slawson, Tokyo C.0.9 
 9. Green, Tokyo C.0.8 
 10. Jones, Tokyo HT0.8 



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  KOSOVO  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Malcolm CANADA
  Ylli
  (191-PG-)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Canada, Ylli22.8 
 2. Olivier, Ylli22.5 
 3. Johnson, Bashkimi22.3 
 4. Zenelaj, Ylli21.3 
 5. Kovaqi, Vellaznimi19.1 
 6. Qallaku, Vellaznimi18.8 
 7. Brown, Ylli17.2 
 8. Hasani, Rahoveci16.7 
 9. Trajkovski, Sigal P.16.3 
 10. Anderson, Ylli16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Urim ZENELAJ
  Ylli
  (213-C-91)
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Zenelaj, Ylli14.5 
 2. Olivier, Ylli12.5 
 3. Farmer-B., Rahov.12.5 
 4. Rhett, Sigal P.9.6 
 5. Skeen, Peja9.5 
 6. Turpin, Trepca8.2 
 7. Anderson, Ylli8.0 
 8. Dahlman, Peja7.7 
 9. Nuhanovic, Peja7.2 
 10. Locke, Bashkimi6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Kejuan JOHNSON
  Bashkimi
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Johnson, Bashkimi8.8 
 2. Juniku, Vellaznimi7.7 
 3. Morina, Ylli6.0 
 4. Hasani, Rahoveci5.9 
 5. Kemp, Sigal Prishtina5.3 
 6. Anderson, Ylli5.3 
 7. Lawrence, Sigal P.5.0 
 8. Lewis, Bashkimi4.7 
 9. Canada, Ylli4.6 
 10. Rundles, Peja4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Malcolm CANADA
  Ylli
  (191-PG-)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Canada, Ylli2.8 
 2. Johnson, Bashkimi2.7 
 3. Deihl, Rahoveci2.4 
 4. Morina, Rahoveci2.3 
 5. Lewis, Bashkimi2.0 
 6. Anderson, Ylli2.0 
 7. Kovaqi, Vellaznimi1.8 
 8. Hinds, Sigal P.1.7 
 9. Matthews, Ylli1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Kiel TURPIN
  Trepca
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Turpin, Trepca2.2 
 2. Olivier, Ylli1.8 
 3. Zenelaj, Ylli1.6 
 4. Kapiti, Kerasan1.4 
 5. Nuhanovic, Peja1.3 
 6. Shima, Sigal P.1.0 
 7. Jakob, Ylli1.0 
 8. Dickerson, Bashkimi1.0 
 9. Rhett, Sigal P.0.9 
 10. Zeka, Vellaznimi0.9 



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  LATVIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Tyler LARSON
  Barons Riga
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 17.3
 1. Larson, Barons Riga17.3 
 2. Griffin, Liepaja/.16.3 
 3. Jogela, Barons Riga15.3 
 4. Pitts, Valmiera14.9 
 5. Blums, VEF Riga14.7 
 6. Geks, Barons Riga14.4 
 7. Laksa, Valmiera14.4 
 8. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.14.3 
 9. Kaufmanis, Valmiera14.1 
 10. Jeromanovs, Jurma.13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Davis ROZITIS
  Barons Riga
  (215-C-90)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Rozitis, Barons Riga10.2 
 2. Krestinin, Barons R.8.4 
 3. Iljins, Jurmala8.0 
 4. Montgomery, Liepaja/.7.8 
 5. Selakovs, Jekabpils7.7 
 6. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils7.4 
 7. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.7.1 
 8. Strelnieks, Jurmala7.0 
 9. Jonats, Valmiera7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.7.8 
 2. Jeromanovs, Jurma.6.6 
 3. Sirsnins, Jekabpils5.9 
 4. Plavnieks, BK Ogre5.7 
 5. Gaddy, VEF Riga5.5 
 6. Pitts, Valmiera5.3 
 7. Larson, Barons Riga4.9 
 8. Vitols, BK Ogre4.9 
 9. Saage, Valka/Valga4.6 
 10. Birkans, LU4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.2.6 
 2. Skele, VEF Riga2.0 
 3. Richard, VEF Riga1.8 
 4. Gaddy, VEF Riga1.7 
 5. Jakovics, Ventspils1.6 
 6. Campbell, Ventspils1.6 
 7. Saage, Valka/Valga1.6 
 8. Krestinin, Barons R.1.6 
 9. Larson, Barons Riga1.6 
 10. Jogela, Barons Riga1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Devonta POLLARD
  Liepaja/.
  (203-F-94)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Pollard, Liepaja/.1.4 
 2. Grazulis, Ventspils1.4 
 3. Montgomery, Liepaja/.1.1 
 4. Rozitis, Liepaja/.1.1 
 5. Mbodj, Ventspils1.1 
 6. Mejeris, VEF Riga1.1 
 7. Krestinin, Barons R.1.0 
 8. Zvigurs, Valka/Va.0.9 
 9. Niedra, BK Ogre0.8 


LBL D2 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Martin BARRETT
  Madona
  (196-F/G-)
  Avg: 28.9
 1. Barrett, Madona28.9 
 2. Miezis, Kekava23.3 
 3. Krumins, Jelgava22.7 
 4. Ginters, RSU21.9 
 5. Kaufmanis, Valmier.21.8 
 6. Saknitis, Kekava18.0 
 7. Stiebrins, Jekabpil.17.9 
 8. Skute, Madona17.7 
 9. Osins, Limbazi17.2 
 10. Bets, Ogre/Kum.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Daniels MINAJEVS
  LU/BS R.
  (205-C/F-95)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Minajevs, LU/BS R.12.4 
 2. Barrett, Madona12.2 
 3. Cavars, Kekava11.1 
 4. Dubults, ViA10.8 
 5. Vikentsyeu, VeA10.5 
 6. Gertners, DSN/.9.8 
 7. Mednis, Gulbenes Buki9.8 
 8. Metnieks, Marupe8.9 
 9. Sapovalovs, RSU8.7 
 10. Lasmanis, Ogre/Kum.8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Edgars BUIKIS
  Saldus
  (180-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Buikis, Saldus8.2 
 2. Justovics, Jelgava7.8 
 3. Endzels, Turiba6.8 
 4. Kohanovs, ViA5.8 
 5. Bikovs, RTU5.7 
 6. Osins, Limbazi5.6 
 7. Ikstens, RSU5.3 
 8. Dulevskis, Gulbenes.5.3 
 9. Kalnins, Valmier.5.2 
 10. Zotovs, VEF skola5.2 
Steals Per Game
 Aivars DAMBIS
  BJBS R.
  (183-G-0)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Dambis, BJBS R.3.3 
 2. Miezis, Kekava3.3 
 3. Mikulskiy, VeA2.7 
 4. Barrett, Madona2.7 
 5. Kaufmanis, Valmier.2.6 
 6. Zotovs, VEF skola2.6 
 7. Bikovs, RTU2.6 
 8. Osins, Limbazi2.5 
 9. Klegeris, LU/BS R.2.5 
 10. Brants, Madona2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Reinis AVOTINS
  Jekabpil.
  (202-F-98)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Avotins, Jekabpil.1.6 
 2. Dembskis, LU/BS R.1.4 
 3. Skute, Madona1.3 
 4. Metnieks, Marupe1.2 
 5. Engers, ViA1.2 
 6. Gertners, DSN/.1.1 
 7. Vikentsyeu, VeA1.0 
 8. Jurjans, RSU1.0 
 9. Indrikovs, Ogre/Kum.1.0 
 10. Viksna, Livani0.9 



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  LEBANON  

Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Terrell STOGLIN
  Sagesse
  (185-G-91)
  Avg: 33.5
 1. Stoglin, Sagesse33.5 
 2. Jackson, Homen.26.5 
 3. Efevberha, Sagesse25.0 
 4. Johnson, Louaize24.5 
 5. Rembert, Champville24.5 
 6. Morris, Tadamon24.5 
 7. Jones, Mayrouba24.0 
 8. Spencer, Moutahed23.5 
 9. Kemp, Tadamon23.3 
 10. Ebi, Byblos23.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BOHANNON
  Mayrouba
  (210-F-91)
  Avg: 14.8
 1. Bohannon, Mayrouba14.8 
 2. Townes, Champville13.2 
 3. Ebi, Byblos13.0 
 4. Vukosavljevi., Hoo.12.6 
 5. O''Brien, Sagesse12.3 
 6. Holton, Tadamon11.9 
 7. Garrett, Hoops11.9 
 8. Upshaw, Mayrouba11.2 
 9. Majok, Homenetmen11.2 
 10. Varda, Sagesse10.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jad KHALIL
  Tadamon
  (186-PG-96)
  Avg: 8
 1. Khalil, Tadamon8.0 
 2. Galloway, Homen.7.7 
 3. Mezher, Hoops7.2 
 4. Johnson, Louaize6.2 
 5. Rembert, Champville5.6 
 6. Spencer, Moutahed5.2 
 7. Arakji, Al Riyadi5.2 
 8. Cage, Mayrouba5.1 
 9. Bowles, Moutahed5.0 
 10. Umipig, Mayrouba4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin GALLOWAY
  Homen.
  (200-PG-88)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Galloway, Homen.2.4 
 2. Jackson, Homen.2.4 
 3. Johnson, Louaize2.4 
 4. Jones, Mayrouba2.3 
 5. Kemp, Tadamon2.1 
 6. Thomas, Hoops2.1 
 7. Efevberha, Sagesse2.0 
 8. Umipig, Mayrouba2.0 
 9. Curry, Moutahed1.9 
 10. Tucker, Byblos1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert UPSHAW
  Mayrouba
  (213-C-94)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Upshaw, Mayrouba3.8 
 2. Townes, Champville2.8 
 3. Bowles, Moutahed2.5 
 4. Garrett, Hoops2.5 
 5. Bohannon, Mayrouba2.3 
 6. Majok, Homenetmen2.2 
 7. Ebi, Byblos1.9 
 8. Haidar, Al Riyadi1.6 
 9. Fakhreddine, Tadam.1.5 
 10. Byrd, Hoops1.4 


Pepsi LBL Round 13: Al Moutahed defeat Champville in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

Eighth-ranked Champville (4-9) gave a tough game to fifth ranked Al Moutahed (8-6) in Tripoli on Sunday. Al Moutahed managed to secure only one-point victory 91-90. However their fans expected easier game. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Champville won third quarter 18-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Strangely Champville outrebounded Al Moutahed 40-27 including 27 on the defensive glass. American guard Dewarick Spencer (192-82, college: Arkansas St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) stepped up and scored 25 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners and his fellow American import forward Cleveland Melvin (203-91, college: De Paul) chipped in 28 points and 7 rebounds. At the losing side American power forward Darian Townes (208-84) responded with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists. Al Moutahed moved-up to fourth place. Champville at the other side dropped to the seventh position with nine games lost. They share it with Sagesse. Al Moutahed are looking forward to face Louaize (#5) in Zouk in the next round. Champville will play at home against Sagesse and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Beirut: Homenetmen (#1) and Sagesse (#7). Sagesse was defeated at home 96-108 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. American-Iraqi point guard Kevin Galloway (200-88, college: Texas Southern) nailed 24 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists for the winning side and Dewayne Jackson accounted for 29 points and 8 rebounds. Homenetmen's coach Joe Nebhan allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Terrell Stoglin (185-91, college: Maryland) came up with 30 points and 7 assists for Sagesse in the defeat. Homenetmen (12-1) have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place. Sagesse lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with nine games lost. They share it with Champville. Homenetmen will play against Mayrouba (#9) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Sagesse will play against Champville in Dik El Mehdi and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Another exciting game was again a derby between two local teams from Zouk: Louaize (#4) and Tadamon (#6). Tadamon was defeated at home 77-90 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. Geron Johnson fired a double-double by scoring 31 points, 14 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 blocks for the winners. MJ Rhett produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds for lost side. Tadamon's coach Paul Coughter rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Despite that victory Louaize went down to fifth position due to points difference. Tadamon lost their third game in a row. They keep the sixth place with eight games lost. Louaize will meet at home higher ranked Al Moutahed (#4) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Tadamon will play against Al Riyadi in Beirut and hope to secure a win.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Byblos. Their biggest opponent host Byblos (11-3) lost to third ranked Al Riyadi (10-3) 75-64. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Byblos. Worth to mention a great performance of Alade Aminu who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for Al Riyadi. Defending champion maintains third place with 10-3 record having just two points less than leader Homenetmen. Byblos at the other side keep the second position with three games lost. Al Riyadi's next round opponent will be Tadamon (#6) in Zouk. Byblos will play on the road against Hoops Club (#10) in Beirut and hope to win that game.
9th ranked Mayrouba (3-10) was defeated at home by ninth ranked Hoops Club (3-11) with the biggest margin this round 86-72 on Saturday night. Ali Mezher stepped up with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. Despite that victory Hoops Club went down to tenth position due to points difference. Mayrouba lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the ninth place with ten games lost. Hoops Club will face league's second-placed Byblos at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.

Byblos - Al Riyadi 64-75

The game between Top Four teams took place in Byblos. Their biggest opponent host Byblos (11-3) lost to third ranked Al Riyadi (10-3) 75-64. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Byblos. It looked good early as Byblos took a 10-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Al Riyadi took control getting tie in the second period and winning the second half and eventually winning the game that evening by 11 points. Al Riyadi dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Byblos' 26. They outrebounded Byblos 47-33 including a 36-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of Nigerian power forward Alade Aminu (210-87, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds. The former international point guard Wael Arakji (194-94) contributed with 13 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Four Al Riyadi players scored in double figures. Nigerian forward Ndudi Ebi (206-84) answered with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 19 rebounds and the former international Jasmon Youngblood (195-84, college: Kent St.) added 20 points in the effort for Byblos. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for Al Riyadi. Defending champion maintains third place with 10-3 record having just two points less than leader Homenetmen. Byblos at the other side keep the second position with three games lost. Al Riyadi's next round opponent will be Tadamon (#6) in Zouk. Byblos will play on the road against Hoops Club (#10) in Beirut and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Byblos: N.Ebi 28+19reb, J.Youngblood 20+4reb+3ast, A.Kanaan 6+2reb+2ast, C.Tucker 5+1reb+4ast, R.Akl 3+4reb+4ast, J.Aby Khers 2+1reb
Al Riyadi: A.Aminu 20+13reb+3ast, B.Cvetkovic 17+2reb+2ast, K.Brown 13+6reb+4ast, W.Arakji 13+9reb+6ast, M.Haidar 9+10reb+1ast, J.Abdel Nour 3+7reb
gschID: 522139


Sagesse - Homenetmen 96-108

Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Beirut: Homenetmen (#1) and Sagesse (#7). Sagesse was defeated at home 96-108 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. The game without a history. Homenetmen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Homenetmen outrebounded Sagesse 45-29 including 20 on the offensive glass. American-Iraqi point guard Kevin Galloway (200-88, college: Texas Southern) nailed 24 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists for the winning side and American forward Dewayne Jackson (203-90, college: Morgan St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) accounted for 29 points and 8 rebounds. Homenetmen's coach Joe Nebhan allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Terrell Stoglin (185-91, college: Maryland) came up with 30 points and 7 assists and Nigerian-American guard Michael Efevberha (193-84, college: CS Northridge) added 23 points and 4 assists respectively for Sagesse in the defeat. Five Homenetmen and four Sagesse players scored in double figures. Homenetmen (12-1) have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place. Sagesse lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with nine games lost. They share it with Champville. Homenetmen will play against Mayrouba (#9) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Sagesse will play against Champville in Dik El Mehdi and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sagesse: T.Stoglin 30+1reb+7ast, M.Efevberha 23+3reb+4ast, M.Ibrahim 18+5reb+5ast, C.Godfrey 16+11reb+1ast, P.Bou Abboud 9+5reb+1ast, G.Beyrouthy 0+2reb
Homenetmen: D.Jackson 29+8reb+1ast, F.El Khatib 26+6reb+4ast, K.Galloway 24+9reb+8ast, A.Majok 12+13reb+1ast, E.Chamoun 11+3reb, K.Mechref 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 522138


Tadamon - Louaize 77-90

Another exciting game was again a derby between two local teams from Zouk: Louaize (#4) and Tadamon (#6). Tadamon was defeated at home 77-90 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 53-39 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Louaize made 7 blocks. International guard Geron Johnson (190-92, college: Memphis) fired a double-double by scoring 31 points, 14 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 blocks for the winners. American center Wendell Lewis (208-89, college: Alabama St., agency: HMS) chipped in 20 points and 6 rebounds. Four Louaize players scored in double figures. American-Dominican MJ Rhett (206-92, college: Mississippi) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds and American forward Maurice Kemp (203-91, college: E.Carolina, agency: Duran International) added 23 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. Tadamon's coach Paul Coughter rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Despite that victory Louaize went down to fifth position due to points difference. Tadamon lost their third game in a row. They keep the sixth place with eight games lost. Louaize will meet at home higher ranked Al Moutahed (#4) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Tadamon will play against Al Riyadi in Beirut and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Tadamon: M.Kemp 23+10reb+1ast, M.Rhett 20+12reb+3ast, E.Morris 14+6reb+1ast, A.Fakhreddine 8+12reb+1ast, J.Khalil 6+3reb+9ast, G.Hadidian 4+1reb
Louaize: G.Johnson 31+14reb+9ast, E.Stephan 20+3reb+1ast, W.Lewis 20+6reb+1ast, T.McKie 13+10reb+1ast, M.Martinez 4+2reb+2ast, R.Bechara 2+3reb
gschID: 522140


Moutahed - Champville 91-90

Eighth-ranked Champville (4-9) gave a tough game to fifth ranked Al Moutahed (8-6) in Tripoli on Sunday. Al Moutahed managed to secure only one-point victory 91-90. However their fans expected easier game. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Champville won third quarter 18-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Strangely Champville outrebounded Al Moutahed 40-27 including 27 on the defensive glass. American guard Dewarick Spencer (192-82, college: Arkansas St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) stepped up and scored 25 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners and his fellow American import forward Cleveland Melvin (203-91, college: De Paul) chipped in 28 points and 7 rebounds. At the losing side American power forward Darian Townes (208-84) responded with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists and the former international forward Bassel Bawji (203-89, college: Tulsa) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 14 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Al Moutahed moved-up to fourth place. Champville at the other side dropped to the seventh position with nine games lost. They share it with Sagesse. Al Moutahed are looking forward to face Louaize (#5) in Zouk in the next round. Champville will play at home against Sagesse and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Champville: D.Townes 27+11reb+7ast, P.Rembert 19+3reb+7ast, B.Bawji 17+14reb+2ast, B.Thomas 13+4reb+3ast, M.Mneimneh 9+5reb, A.Farhat 5+1reb+3ast
Moutahed: C.Melvin 28+7reb+3ast, D.Spencer 25+8reb+7ast, R.Curry 17+4reb+3ast, E.Rustom 10+2reb+1ast, C.Tabet 7+3reb+2ast, M.Ziadeh 2+2reb
gschID: 522141


Mayrouba - Hoops 72-86

9th ranked Mayrouba (3-10) was defeated at home by ninth ranked Hoops Club (3-11) with the biggest margin this round 86-72 on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by Hoops Club. Mayrouba was better in fourth quarter 25-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Hoops Club had a 33-22 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. International point guard Ali Mezher (182-94) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners and American forward Omar Thomas (196-82, college: UTEP) chipped in 22 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his seven free throws). Four Hoops Club players scored in double figures. At the losing side American center Robert Upshaw (213-94, college: Washington) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds and Venezuelan point guard Calvin Cage (183-84, college: Buffalo) scored 24 points and 4 assists. Despite that victory Hoops Club went down to tenth position due to points difference. Mayrouba lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the ninth place with ten games lost. Hoops Club will face league's second-placed Byblos at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Mayrouba: C.Cage 24+3reb+4ast, R.Upshaw 18+12reb+2ast, E.Jones 16+4reb+1ast, F.Anaty 9+3reb+1ast, T.Ammar 3+7reb+5ast, A.Zeinoun 2+4reb+3ast
Hoops: A.Mezher 25+7reb+11ast, O.Thomas 22+8reb+4ast, V.Vukosavljevic 18+12reb+3ast, A.Haymon 11+9reb+4ast, O.Kaissi 5+3reb, I.Kaissy 3+3reb
gschID: 522137





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  LIGA AMERICAS  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Gabriel DECK
  San Lorenzo
  (199-F-95)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Deck, San Lorenzo25.5 
 2. Smith, Aguada21.7 
 3. Hicks, Hebraica21.3 
 4. Keenan, Soles21.0 
 5. Alvarez, Aguada20.3 
 6. Oguchi, Soles18.7 
 7. Redivo, Weber B.18.5 
 8. Vassallo, Ponce18.5 
 9. Warrick, Ponce18.5 
 10. Flowers, Cocodrilos18.0 
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. Warrick, Ponce9.3 
 6. Hayward, Guaros9.3 
 7. Hernandez, Acade.9.0 
 8. Fischer, Arecibo9.0 
 9. Dawson, Ponce9.0 
 10. Rodriguez, Cocodrilos8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Carlos ARROYO
  Ponce
  (188-PG-79)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Arroyo, Ponce8.3 
 2. Aguirre, San L.7.0 
 3. Barrera, Aguada7.0 
 4. Konsztadt, La Union6.0 
 5. Guillent, Guaros5.8 
 6. Parodi, Hebraica5.5 
 7. Palacios, Cocodrilos5.3 
 8. Paul, Cocodrilos5.3 
 9. Rivera, Fuerza R.5.2 
 10. Smith, Aguada5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Yochuar PALACIOS
  Cocodrilos
  (183-PG-88)
  Avg: 3
 1. Palacios, Cocodrilos3.0 
 2. Johnson, Weber B.2.3 
 3. Garcia-M., Hebra.2.3 
 4. Clemente, Arecibo2.0 
 5. Dawson, Ponce2.0 
 6. Deck, San Lorenzo1.8 
 7. Paul, Cocodrilos1.7 
 8. Gaskins, Correcam.1.7 
 9. Liz, Ponce1.7 
 10. Abreu, Guaros1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 D''or FISCHER
  Arecibo
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Fischer, Arecibo2.3 
 2. Meyinsse, San L.1.3 
 3. Ramos, Weber Bahia1.3 
 4. Henriquez-R., Correcam.1.3 
 5. Dawson, Ponce1.3 
 6. West, Soles1.0 
 7. Hamilton, Bucan.1.0 
 8. Lang, Bucaneros1.0 
 9. Sutton, Cocodrilos1.0 
 10. Liz, Ponce1.0 


Review of Day 1 in Ponce - by Eurobasket News

Group F
Ponce - Weber Bahia 95-82
Ponce topped Weber Bahia for the first win in Group F. Victor Liz (188-SG-86, agency: Basket Management Solutions) stepped up with 21 points to lead the effort. Ponce grabbed a 47:39 halftime advantage. They poured in 48 points in the second half to ease to the victory. Hakim Warrick (206-F/C-82, college: Syracuse) and Devon Collier (203-PF-91, college: Oregon St.) delivered 16 points each in the win. Lucio Redivo (183-G-94) responded with game-high 28 points for Weber Bahia.

San Lorenzo - Hebraica 100-84
San Lorenzo secured the winning start of their Group F campaign. They held off Hebraica for the opening victory. Gabriel Deck (199-F-95) led the effort with 26 points for the Argentinean team. San Lorenzo secured a 49:45 halftime lead. They followed with a 51:39 rally in the second half to ice the victory. Nicolas Aguirre (188-PG-88) produced 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Jaime Lloreda (204-C-80, college: LSU) responded with 24 points and 12 rebounds for Hebraica.




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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, Siauliai14.4 
 3. Sulskis, Juventus13.9 
 4. Baron, Neptunas13.6 
 5. Low, P.Zvaigzdes13.5 
 6. Delininkaiti., Vytau.13.4 
 7. Lavrinovic, Lietkabe.13.1 
 8. Olisevicius, P.Zvaigz.12.7 
 9. Diggs, Juventus12.2 
 10. Agafonov, P.Zvaigz.12.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Drew GORDON
  Lietuvos.
  (205-F-90)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Gordon, Lietuvos.8.7 
 2. Guscikas, Dzukija7.7 
 3. Kazakauskas, Dzuki.7.2 
 4. Cepukaitis, Juven.6.6 
 5. Gudaitis, Lietuvos.6.4 
 6. Echodas, Siauliai6.1 
 7. Kacinas, Neptunas6.0 
 8. Smiljanic, Nevezis6.0 
 9. Jomantas, Lietuvos.5.8 
 10. Korenyuk, Siauliai5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Toni PROSTRAN
  Nevezis
  (182-G-91)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Prostran, Nevezis7.2 
 2. Low, P.Zvaigzdes7.1 
 3. Drew II, Neptunas5.6 
 4. Diggs, Juventus5.4 
 5. Sabeckis, Siauliai5.2 
 6. Williams, Lietkabelis4.9 
 7. Hernandez, Dzukija4.5 
 8. Janavicius, Lietkabe.4.1 
 9. Logan, Lietuvos.3.8 
 10. Lekavicius, Zalgiris3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Jermaine LOVE-ROBERTS
  Nevez.
  (188-G-89)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Love-Roberts, Nevez.1.7 
 2. Lukauskis, Lietkabe.1.6 
 3. Diggs, Juventus1.5 
 4. Low, P.Zvaigzdes1.5 
 5. Giedraitis, Lietuvos.1.5 
 6. Delininkaiti., Vytau.1.4 
 7. Babrauskas, P.Zvaigz.1.4 
 8. Sulskis, Juventus1.4 
 9. Sabeckis, Siauliai1.4 
 10. Kazakauskas, Dzuki.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Arturas GUDAITIS
  Lietuvos.
  (211-C/F-93)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Gudaitis, Lietuvos.1.4 
 2. Engstrom, Nevezis1.3 
 3. Galdikas, Juventus1.2 
 4. Agafonov, P.Zvaigz.1.2 
 5. Cepukaitis, Juven.1.0 
 6. Jucikas, Siauliai0.9 
 7. Lapeta, Lietuvos.0.9 
 8. Lima, Zalgiris0.9 
 9. Balashov, P.Zvaigz.0.9 
 10. Lavrinovic, Lietkabe.0.9 


Stats Leaders - NKL

Points Per Game
 Sarunas VINGELIS
  Rasai
  (191-G-89)
  Avg: 19
 1. Vingelis, Rasai19.0 
 2. Hudson, Palanga18.7 
 3. Griskenas, Delikate.17.2 
 4. Birutis, Zalgiris.17.2 
 5. Masiulis, Zalgiris.16.6 
 6. Beliavicius, Vytis16.1 
 7. Saulys, Suduva-M.15.5 
 8. Normantas, Perla.15.3 
 9. Galeckas, Rasai15.0 
 10. Matulis, Suduva-M.14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Laurynas BIRUTIS
  Zalgiris.
  (213-C/F-97)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Birutis, Zalgiris.9.2 
 2. Masiulis, Zalgiris.8.4 
 3. Pukelis, Silute7.6 
 4. Ambrulaitis, Ezerunas.7.5 
 5. Jankaitis, Vytis7.3 
 6. Pikalavicius, Petroche.7.0 
 7. Chodosovskis, Nafta-Un.7.0 
 8. Kieza, Suduva-M.7.0 
 9. Raupys, Silute6.9 
 10. Simonis, Palanga6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Tomas GALECKAS
  Rasai
  (183-PG-94)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Galeckas, Rasai7.2 
 2. Sapiega, KTU6.0 
 3. Zemaitis, Zalgiris.5.8 
 4. Urbonas, Palanga5.3 
 5. Juknevicius, Suduva-M.5.2 
 6. Razutis, Telsiai5.2 
 7. Hudson, Palanga4.9 
 8. Kavaliauskas, KTU4.8 
 9. Paliukenas, Mazeikiai4.7 
 10. Giedraitis, Ezerunas.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Arturs PELSS
  KTU
  (181-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Pelss, KTU2.5 
 2. Razutis, Telsiai2.4 
 3. Wanamaker, Silute2.4 
 4. Saulys, Suduva-M.2.3 
 5. Kavaliauskas, KTU2.3 
 6. Hudson, Palanga2.2 
 7. Normantas, Perla.2.1 
 8. Matulis, Suduva-M.1.9 
 9. Juknevicius, Suduva-M.1.9 
 10. Mikalauskas, Mazei.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Laurynas BIRUTIS
  Zalgiris.
  (213-C/F-97)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Birutis, Zalgiris.2.1 
 2. Davis, Palanga1.6 
 3. Labutis, KTU1.5 
 4. Green, Palanga1.1 
 5. Pukelis, Silute1.1 
 6. Udras, Suduva-M.0.9 
 7. Kubilius, Nafta-Uni.0.9 
 8. Massalski, Perla.0.9 
 9. Pikalavicius, Petroche.0.8 
 10. Masiulis, Zalgiris.0.8 



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  MALAYSIA  


Make it Seven! Long Lions Continue Winning Streak at Dragons' Expense - by Eurobasket News

The Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions continue to roll. On Friday, the Long Lions defeated the Westports Malaysia Dragons, 115-90, inside the House of Champions, Gem-In Mall, Cyberjaya, in Malaysia. The win marked Hong Kong's 7th straight victory and 12th overall. The 115 points scored by the Long Lions tied the ABL all-time scoring total. Incidentally, the last time a team scored that much was made by the Dragons a season ago. Everything was clicking for the Long Lions against the Dragons on Friday. Marcus Elliott (191-G-84, college: Louisiana Tech) and Josh Boone (208-F/C-84, college: Connecticut) combined for 50 points as they earned Co-Players of the Game honors, while Tyler Lamb was equally stellar with 24 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists. 'We prepared for the game really well,' Long Lions head coach Eduard Torres said proudly. A week earlier, the Dragons and Long Lions also met in Malaysia. In that game, the home team pushed the number one team to the limit before eventually losing in the end. It was a narrow win for Hong Kong. In fact, it was a little too close for comfort. The Long Lions knew that in a week's time they would face the Dragons once again and so they prepared rigorously for their second straight meeting. 'The whole week we've been preparing the game, thinking it must be a playoff game because they play really tough,' coach Torres went on. 'We gave our best tonight.' Hong Kong's dedication and preparation led to the 25-point win against the defending champions. 'We started to play earlier this game. The first half last game we weren't really ourselves,' observed Boone. 'This game we got out to a nine point lead at halftime and in the third quarter, we kept the pressure on them.' True enough, it was in the second half that the Long Lions flipped the switch. They scored 26 points in the third quarter and amped up their scoring even more in the last quarter when they erupted for 35 points. For Malaysia, Tian Yuan Kuek (201-C-91) was the top-scorer with 22 points, including 5-for-8 from downtown. Kuek was a solid contributor off the bench for the Dragons, but unfortunately, starters Joshua Munzon (191-G-95, college: CS Los Angeles) and Kiwi Gardner (170-PG-93, college: Providence) both had a quiet night offensively. Munzon only tallied 9 points while Gardner, despite having 18 points, only shot 33 percent from the floor. The Dragons are now 3-13 and are dead last in the team standings. On the other hand, the Long Lions remain on top with a 12-2 recor