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  AFRICAN CHAMPIONS CUP  



Uganda to host 2017 FIBA-Zone V Club Championship - by Eurobasket News

FIBA Africa Zone V board has awarded the hosting rights for this year's Club Championship for Men and Women to Uganda. The annual regional basketball competition, staged by member countries on a rotational basis, will be staged in Kampala in October; however, the official dates will be announced at a later date. Zone V comprises 11 countries. Uganda hosts the event after Tanzania that staged last year's edition while Rwanda organized the 2015 edition. The regional club competition attracts the champion teams from Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, S.Sudan, Burundi and Egypt. For the second time in a row, Rwanda will be represented by league champions Patriots and IPRC-South, the reigning playoffs champions, who will be making their debut appearance. Patriots made their debut last year in Dar-es-Salaam and reached the semi-finals. Rwanda's second representative Espoir were knocked out in the quarterfinals.
In the women category, Rwanda will be represented by APR and Ubumwe. Last year, only Ubumwe competed in the women category and finished third on their debut. Uganda's City Oilers and Kenya's Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) are the defending champions in the men and women categories respectively. Meanwhile, Kenya will host the 2017 U-16 Afrobasket preliminaries for boys and girls in May and June respectively as well as U-18 and Senior Afrobasket men and women 3x3.
Courtesy of: newtimes.co.rw



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  ARGENTINA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bruno BAROVERO
  Union SF
  (194-G/F-90)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Barovero, Union SF22.4 
 2. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista20.0 
 3. Brown, La Union19.5 
 4. Brown, Mitre Tuc.19.2 
 5. Cutley, Atenas C.17.8 
 6. Pais, Platense17.7 
 7. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.17.7 
 8. Villa, Gimnasia LP17.5 
 9. Schoppler, Olimpo B.17.1 
 10. Geffrard, Villa S.16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Santiago GONZALEZ
  San I.
  (203-C-83)
  Avg: 13.1
 1. Gonzalez, San I.13.1 
 2. Matthews, Salta B.10.1 
 3. Dodson, Petr.Arg.9.9 
 4. Graham, Temperley8.9 
 5. Cutley, Atenas C.8.6 
 6. Lockett, BHY T.8.5 
 7. Lauria, Comunica.8.4 
 8. Joseph, Obera TC8.3 
 9. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista8.2 
 10. Granado, Olimpo BB8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Leonardo LA BELLA
  Gimnasia.
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. La-Bella, Gimnasia.8.2 
 2. Cajal, Independ.7.4 
 3. Merlo, Ciclista6.3 
 4. Cequeira, Villa A.5.4 
 5. Paletta, Hindu4.9 
 6. Correa, BHY T.4.5 
 7. Gandoy, Obera TC4.4 
 8. Franco, Alianza .4.3 
 9. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.4.3 
 10. Iglesias, Olimpo B.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Darnell DODSON
  Petr.Arg.
  (201-F-89)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Dodson, Petr.Arg.2.8 
 2. Pais, Platense2.3 
 3. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.2.2 
 4. Punet, Salta Basket2.2 
 5. Correa, BHY T.2.2 
 6. Cequeira, Villa A.2.0 
 7. Brown, Mitre Tuc.1.9 
 8. Tabarez, Union SF1.8 
 9. Paletta, Hindu1.8 
 10. Harrison, Ciclista1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane HEYWARD
  Huracan
  (200-C-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Heyward, Huracan2.5 
 2. Jeronimo, Gimnasia.1.5 
 3. Lockett, BHY T.1.4 
 4. Deck, Obera TC1.3 
 5. Stroud, Parque Sur1.0 
 6. Okoye, Salta Basket1.0 
 7. Moya, Hindu0.9 
 8. Granado, Olimpo BB0.9 
 9. Tabarez, Union SF0.9 
 10. Morales, Villa S.0.8 


Review of TNA Round 4 of 1/16 Finals - by Eurobasket News

Rocamora - Atenas Carmen 68-78

Atenas Carmen upset Rocamora on the road to force the decider. The game was mostly controlled by Atenas. Rocamora managed to win second period 17-13. 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. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Scott Cutley (196-85, college: CS Fullerton) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points, 16 rebounds and 6 assists. Point guard Hernan Etchepare (180-86) contributed with 21 points for the winners. Cutley is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Point guard Ignacio Davico (188-92) replied with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and power forward Juan-Luis Abeiro (196-88) added 13 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for Rocamora. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Atenas Carmen: H.Etchepare 21+2reb+1ast, S.Cutley 16+16reb+6ast, H.Wilkerson 15+5reb, G.Peralta 14+3reb, B.Oprandi 10+9reb, M.Percaz 2+3reb
Rocamora: I.Davico 18+6reb+4ast, M.Novello 15+4reb+2ast, J.Luis Abeiro 13+12reb+2ast, M.Cuello 11+7reb+1ast, F.Medina 11+2reb+1ast, T.Verbauwede 0
gschID: 544070


Petr.Argentino - Ciclista 82-72

Petr.Argentino rallied past Ciclista to seal their semifinal eighth-finals appearance. Petr.Argentino made 19-of-24 charity shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Darnell Dodson (201-89, college: S.Mississippi, agency: DTMones) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds and naturalized Italian point guard Mariano Castets (183-83) who added 19 points and 4 assists during the contest. Five Petr.Argentino players scored in double figures. At the losing side American swingman Aaron Harrison (198-93, college: Lynn) responded with 18 points and 9 rebounds and point guard Alvaro Merlo (182-95) scored 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Ciclista's coach Facundo Sucatzky rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Petr.Argentino: D.Dodson 23+13reb+1ast, M.Castets 19+2reb+4ast, L.Diaz 14+3reb+1ast, F.Gago 11+2reb+4ast, S.Gandolfo 11+4reb+2ast, D.Pineda 2
Ciclista: A.Harrison 18+9reb+1ast, A.Merlo 15+5reb+5ast, P.Martinez 14+4reb, X.Carreras 9+1reb, M.Araujo 8+3reb, G.Vismara 6+2reb
gschID: 544069


Platense - Temperley 90-71

Platense claimed the third straight win over Temperley and stayed in the title race. The game was mostly controlled by CA Platense. CA Temperley managed to win third quarter 27-25. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. CA Platense made 23-of-25 free shots (92.0 percent) during the game. The winners were led by guard Felipe Pais (185-90) who scored that evening 25 points and 6 rebounds and American forward Keith Gayden (202-83, college: Duquesne) supported him with 18 points and 8 rebounds. Even 17 points and 9 rebounds by American forward Delwan Graham (203-88, college: Jacksonville) did not help to save the game for CA Temperley. Center Sebastian Chaine (201-86) added 14 points for lost side. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Platense: F.Pais 25+6reb+2ast, K.Gayden 18+8reb+1ast, I.Romani 15+1reb+1ast, F.Lopez 10+1reb, V.Facundo 10+1reb+4ast, D.Mansilla 7+3reb
Temperley: D.Graham 17+9reb, S.Chaine 14+4reb+2ast, A.Eiguren 11+3reb, L.Ortiz 11+3reb+1ast, R.Pelorosso 11+2ast, S.Egas 4+1reb
gschID: 544067


Gimnasia LP - Olimpo BB 80-71

Gimnasia LP rallied past Olimpo BB to clinch their next round birth. Point guard Leonardo La-Bella (180-86) fired a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 assists for the winners. American forward Joe Efese (198, college: Cent.Conn.St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds. Five Gimnasia LP players scored in double figures. American Durrell Summers (193-89, college: Michigan St.) produced 29 points and center Franco Pennacchotti (202-90) added 12 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
Gimnasia LP: L.La Bella 19+3reb+10ast, M.Segon 17+7reb, J.Efese 15+11reb+1ast, R.Rosende 13+9reb+3ast, E.Rusconi 10+1reb+3ast, R.Salvatierra 4+5reb+1ast
Olimpo BB: D.Summers 29+4reb, F.Pennacchotti 12+10reb+3ast, C.Schoppler 11+4ast, T.Granado 8+13reb, L.Marin 7+3ast, A.Giarraffa 4+1reb+3ast
gschID: 544068


Obera TC - BHY Tiro Federal 71-75

BHY Tiro Federal upset Obera TC to even the series at 2-2. The guests trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 22-13 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. It was a very good performance for point guard Emiliano Correa (189-91) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds. Naturalized Spanish swingman Martin Maximiliano (189-90) contributed with 21 points for the winners. Guard Martin Gandoy (194-91) replied with 22 points and 8 rebounds and forward Joaquin Deck (198-92) added 12 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Obera TC. Four Obera TC players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
BHY Tiro Federal: M.Maximiliano 21+4reb, E.Correa 20+10reb+1ast, M.Ceruti 16+7reb+2ast, D.Brezzo 8+5reb+1ast, P.Lockett 7+10reb+1ast, L.Strack 3+2reb+1ast
Obera TC: M.Gandoy 22+8reb+3ast, S.Luduena 13+5reb+2ast, J.Deck 12+9reb+3ast, J.Montero 11+5reb, A.Montes Cardozo 8+5reb+1ast, A.Joseph 5+7reb+1ast
gschID: 544065


Villa San Martin - Barrio Parque 73-66

Villa San Martin held off Barrio Parque to win the series 3-1. The game without a history. Villa San Martin led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was a very good performance for Chilean swingman Alejo Toledo (194-80) who helped to win the game recording 26 points. Agustin Carnovale (195-86) contributed with 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Power forward Sebastian Cabello (202-82) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 17 rebounds and Andres Mariani (188-87) added 17 points in the effort for Barrio Parque.
Top scorers:
Villa San Martin: A.Toledo 26+3reb, A.Carnovale 14+5reb+3ast, G.Saavedra 9+10reb, G.Mascaro 9+1reb+2ast, M.Cabrera 8+5ast, E.Pellot 4+4reb
Barrio Parque: A.Mariani 17+4reb+3ast, L.Guerra 16+3reb+4ast, S.Cabello 16+17reb, L.Rivata 6+5reb+2ast, E.Martina 5+5reb, E.Cantarutti 4+2reb
gschID: 544064


Independiente BBC - Salta Basket 77-70

Independiente BBC claimed the third consecutive victory over Salta Basket to reach the next round of playoffs. Independiente BBC made 21-of-22 free shots (95.5 percent) during the game. Quite impressive performance for point guard Victor-Hugo Cajal (179-80, agency: DTMones) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 7 assists. Point guard Milton Vittar (185-91) contributed with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Five Independiente BBC players scored in double figures. Swingman Gregorio Eseverri (194-87) replied with 16 points and 8 rebounds and Nicolas Copello (194-92) added 19 points in the effort for Salta Basket.
Top scorers:
Independiente BBC: V.Hugo Cajal 25+3reb+7ast, M.Vittar 16+5reb+6ast, B.Ingrata 13+7reb+2ast, M.Martinez 10+2reb+1ast, J.Aprea 10+14reb, R.Fernandez 3+3reb
Salta Basket: N.Copello 19+1reb+2ast, R.Haag 17+1reb+1ast, G.Eseverri 16+8reb+1ast, I.Okoye 8+12reb+2ast, L.Prowell 8+5reb+1ast, S.Punet 2+3reb+3ast
gschID: 544066





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  ASEAN LEAGUE  


Round 1 of Finals. Slingers capture first victory - by Eurobasket News

Hong Kong ELL - Singapore S. 76-92

Singapore Slingers claimed the opening victory in ASEAN League Finals. They fired past Hong Kong ELL on the road in the opener. Singapore Slingers led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Singapore Slingers outrebounded Hong Kong ELL 56-35 including a 21-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. American players dominated the game. Worth to mention a great performance of center Justin Howard (209-81, college: Mercer) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 45 points (!!!) and 28 rebounds. Guard Xavier Alexander (198-88, college: S.Nazarene) contributed with 14 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Guard Marcus Elliott (191-84, college: Louisiana Tech) answered with 20 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists and power forward Josh Boone (208-84, college: Connecticut) added 11 points and 13 rebounds in the effort for Hong Kong ELL.
Top scorers:
Hong Kong ELL: M.Elliott 20+5reb+7ast, T.Lamb 19+4reb+1ast, J.Boone 11+13reb+2ast, S.Wing Chan 9+2reb+1ast, S.Yee Fong 6+6reb, K.Lee 6+2reb+1ast
Singapore S.: J.Howard 45+28reb+1ast, J.Urbiztondo 23+4reb+2ast, X.Alexander 14+9reb+8ast, F.Mitchell 4+6reb+2ast, W.Long Wong 4+2reb, K.Goh 2+5reb+3ast
gschID: 543907





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  AUSTRIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marko CAR
  Furstenfeld
  (188-SG-85)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Car, Furstenfeld20.5 
 2. Miletic, Vienna19.0 
 3. Vay, Arkadia18.9 
 4. Stazic, Vienna17.9 
 5. Clemmons, Vienna17.7 
 6. Lamesic, Wels17.5 
 7. Rados, Klostern.16.7 
 8. McNealy, Oberwart16.4 
 9. Jackson, Oberwart15.7 
 10. Murati, Gmunden15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jozo RADOS
  Klostern.
  (208-C-93)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Rados, Klostern.11.8 
 2. Naylor, UBSC G.10.5 
 3. Vay, Arkadia8.6 
 4. Draskovic, Arkadia8.4 
 5. Lamesic, Wels7.5 
 6. Sarlija, Furstenfeld7.5 
 7. Traylor, Oberwart7.3 
 8. Baptiste, Kapfe.6.9 
 9. Gaidys, Gmunden6.1 
 10. Cumberbatch, Oberw.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Benedikt DANEK
  Arkadia
  (176-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Danek, Arkadia7.2 
 2. Car, Furstenfeld5.8 
 3. Vujosevic, Kapfe.5.3 
 4. Jackson, Oberwart5.3 
 5. Stazic, Vienna4.9 
 6. Maresch, UBSC G.4.7 
 7. Clemmons, Vienna4.5 
 8. O''Neal, Wels4.4 
 9. Friedrich, Gmunden4.4 
 10. Murati, Gmunden3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Derek JACKSON
  Oberwart
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Jackson, Oberwart2.7 
 2. Cumberbatch, Oberw.1.8 
 3. Clemmons, Vienna1.8 
 4. Miletic, Vienna1.7 
 5. Trmal, Arkadia1.5 
 6. Payton, Wels1.5 
 7. Stazic, Vienna1.5 
 8. Jandl, Furstenfeld1.4 
 9. Krivokapic, UBSC G.1.4 
 10. Vujosevic, Kapfe.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Jamari TRAYLOR
  Oberwart
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Traylor, Oberwart1.4 
 2. Rados, Klostern.1.3 
 3. Draskovic, Arkadia1.3 
 4. Chan, Wels1.1 
 5. Koch, Vienna0.9 
 6. Baptiste, Kapfe.0.9 
 7. Steed, Gmunden0.9 
 8. Kuakumensah, Oberw.0.8 
 9. Naylor, UBSC G.0.8 
 10. Iliev, Furstenfeld0.8 


2.Bundesliga Round 2 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Kosovo - Dragons 62-76

Dragons fired past Kosovo on the road to complete the sweep of the series. It looked good early as KOS took a 7-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then UBC St. Polten had a 23-12 second period charge getting the lead and KOS was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 62-76.
gschID: 543640


Lions - Raiders 74-79

Raiders upset Lions away from home to advance into the semifinal stage. The guests trailed by 7 points at the halftime before their 44-32 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game.
gschID: 543642


BBU S. - Mustangs 80-98

Mustangs rallied past BBU S to sweep the quarterfinal series. The game without a history. Mustangs led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter.
gschID: 543639


Timberwolves - Rocks 70-82

Rocks outgunned Timberwolves and celebrated 2-0 victory in the series. The game without a history. Mustangs led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter.
gschID: 543641





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  BELGIUM  

Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Jason CLARK
  Antwerp
  (188-G-90)
  Avg: 17.4
 1. Clark, Antwerp17.4 
 2. Miller-M., Leuven16.8 
 3. Bowman, Spirou16.7 
 4. Tofi, Aalstar15.7 
 5. Tuttle, Limburg .15.3 
 6. Troisfontain., Aalst.14.2 
 7. Simpson, Liege13.9 
 8. Ware, Antwerp13.7 
 9. Ubel, Brussels13.7 
 10. Samhan, Leuven13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ANDERSON
  Antwerp
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Anderson, Antwerp8.5 
 2. Amis, Aalstar7.2 
 3. Badji, Kangoeroes6.9 
 4. Ubel, Brussels6.6 
 5. Samhan, Leuven6.6 
 6. Fields, Liege6.5 
 7. Simmons, Brussels6.4 
 8. Ware, Antwerp6.4 
 9. Dowe, Brussels6.0 
 10. Tuttle, Limburg .5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Codi MILLER-MCINTYRE
  Leuven
  (190-G-94)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Miller-M., Leuven5.6 
 2. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.3 
 3. Channels, Kango.5.0 
 4. Loubry, Brussels4.9 
 5. Anderson, Limburg .4.6 
 6. Marnegrave, Spirou4.3 
 7. Clark, Antwerp4.1 
 8. Bosco, Mons-Hai.4.1 
 9. Hertay, Liege3.7 
 10. Tuttle, Limburg .3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Codi MILLER-MCINTYRE
  Leuven
  (190-G-94)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Miller-M., Leuven1.9 
 2. Simpson, Liege1.6 
 3. Channels, Kango.1.5 
 4. Bowman, Spirou1.5 
 5. Hertay, Liege1.5 
 6. Billbury, Leuven1.4 
 7. Tuttle, Limburg .1.4 
 8. Muya, Brussels1.3 
 9. Troisfontain., Aalst.1.2 
 10. Clark, Antwerp1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Bill AMIS
  Aalstar
  (206-PF-87)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Amis, Aalstar1.5 
 2. Fields, Liege1.0 
 3. Boukichou, Oostende0.9 
 4. Fusek, Spirou0.9 
 5. Henry, Kangoeroes0.8 
 6. Bako, Leuven0.8 
 7. Blair, Aalstar0.7 
 8. Ubel, Brussels0.7 
 9. Ware, Antwerp0.7 
 10. Olah, Mons-Hainaut0.6 


Hans Vanwijn signs at Antwerp - by Eurobasket News

Port of Antwerp Giants (Euromillions League) landed 22-year old international power forward Hans Vanwijn (205-95). He started the season at Limburg United (Euromillions League). Vanwijn has played there for the last three years. In 18 Euromillions League games he averaged 7.8ppg, 4.3rpg and 2.6apg this season. Vanwijn helped them to make it to the cup final. The last season he played also at Hubo Limburg United (Scooore League) where in 35 games he had 7.2ppg, 5.6rpg and 2.0apg. Vanwijn contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League Most Improved Player of the Year.
Vanwijn's team was regular season runner-up in Belgian D2 in 2013.
He has been also a member of Belgian international program for some years. Vanwijn has regularly played for Belgian senior team since 2016 and previously for U20 National Team between 2012 and 2015.
He also represented Belgium at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 3.2ppg, 1.8rpg.
Vanwijn has played previously for two other teams: Leuven Bears and Houthalen.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BOSNIA  


Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I round 8 (Second Stage) best performance: Zlatko Jovanovic - by Eurobasket News

Former international Point guard Zlatko Jovanovic (181-PG-84, agency: BeoExcell) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Spars Sarajevo, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 8 (Second Stage).
The 32-year old player was the main contributor (27 points, two rebounds and five assists) to his team's victory, helping them to edge out Zrinjski HT (#2, 5-3) 91-90. Spars Sarajevo maintains the 5th position in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I. Spars Sarajevo is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. But it was their 5th lost game this season out of 8 games. Jovanovic just recently signed at Spars Sarajevo, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Zlatko Jovanovic has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (3rd best: 17.8ppg).

The second best player in last round's games was young Stefan Mijovic (196-G-95) of Leotar. Mijovic had a very good evening with a double-double of 27 points and 11 rebounds. Of course Leotar cruised to a 91-79 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked Gradjanski (#9, 3-4). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Leotar is still at the dead bottom 11th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 2-4 record. Mijovic is one of the most experienced players at Leotar and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Torrion Brummitt (201-F) of league's second-best Zrinjski HT. Brummitt scored 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Despite Brummitt's great performance Zrinjski HT lost 90-91 to the lower-ranked Spars Sarajevo (#5, 3-5). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Zrinjski HT needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 5 victories and 3 lost games. Brummitt has a very solid season. In 22 games in Bosnia he scored 12.5ppg. He also has 6.4rpg and FGP: 61.6%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Bozo Djurasovic (200-F-87) of Zrinjski HT - 23 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Bojan Pelkic (204-F-83) of Leotar - 16 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Srdjan Milanovic (204-F/C-95) of Leotar - 15 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Sasa Vasiljevic (183-PG-79) of Bosna-Royal - 15 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Strahinja Micovic (205-F-92) of Igokea - 13 points and 8 rebounds
9. Nikola Milesic) of Gradjanski - 27 points and 6 rebounds
10. Strahinja Dragicevic (203-PF-86) of Bosna-Royal - 19 points and 4 rebounds

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



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  BULGARIA  


NBL Round 26: Beroe defeats Academik Plovdiv in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

There will be only one (last) round of the Regular Season in NBL.

An interesting game for Beroe (15-8) which played road game in Plovdiv against second-ranked Academik Plovdiv (16-7). Third ranked Beroe had an easy win 85-64. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Academik Plovdiv. Beroe made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Academik Plovdiv 41-24 including a 28-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Beroe made 8 blocks. American guard Shane Gibson (188-90, college: Sacred Heart) orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Croatian power forward Stjepan Tesija (206-89) contributed with 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Beroe's coach Ljubomir Minchev felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. French-American forward Jordan Semple (201-92, college: Chico St., agency: Octagon Europe) replied with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks for Academik Plovdiv. Beroe maintains third position with 15-8 record having six points less than leader Lukoil Acad. Academik Plovdiv at the other side keeps the second place with seven games lost. Beroe are looking forward to face Balkan (#5) in Botevgrad in the next round. Academik Plovdiv will play at home against Rilski and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Lukoil Acad. (20-4) which hosted in Sofia 4th ranked Rilski (13-10). First ranked Lukoil Acad. had an easy win 108-76. American-Cameroonian point guard Danny Gibson (177-84, college: S.Indiana) scored 17 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Hristo Zahariev chipped in 12 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. American forward DJ Shelton (208-91, college: Washington St.) responded with 15 points and 9 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Lukoil Acad. have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 20-4 record. Rilski at the other side keeps the fourth place with ten games lost. They share the position with Balkan. Lukoil Acad. will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Rilski will play on the road against the league's second-placed Academik Plovdiv (#2) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 26 Spartak Pleven was smashed by Balkan on the road 95-71. Cherno More won against Yambol on its own court 85-80.

Akademik PL - Beroe 64-85

An interesting game for Beroe (15-8) which played road game in Plovdiv against second-ranked Academik Plovdiv (16-7). Third ranked Beroe had an easy win 85-64. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Academik Plovdiv. Beroe made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Academik Plovdiv 41-24 including a 28-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Beroe made 8 blocks. American guard Shane Gibson (188-90, college: Sacred Heart) orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Croatian power forward Stjepan Tesija (206-89) contributed with 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four Beroe players scored in double figures. Beroe's coach Ljubomir Minchev felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. French-American forward Jordan Semple (201-92, college: Chico St., agency: Octagon Europe) replied with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks and American point guard Oscar Bellfield (187-90, college: UNLV) added 20 points in the effort for Academik Plovdiv. Beroe maintains third position with 15-8 record having six points less than leader Lukoil Acad. Academik Plovdiv at the other side keeps the second place with seven games lost. Beroe are looking forward to face Balkan (#5) in Botevgrad in the next round. Academik Plovdiv will play at home against Rilski and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Beroe: S.Tesija 16+8reb, S.Gibson 15+6reb+4ast, A.Jones 13+6reb, N.Nikolov 12+3reb+1ast, P.Aleksiev 10+1ast, B.Raley-Ross 9+7reb+4ast
Akademik PL: O.Bellfield 20+3reb+2ast, J.Semple 20+11reb+2ast, S.Smith 12+3reb+2ast, V.Bachev 5+2reb+2ast, V.Mihaylov 3, V.Aleksandrov 2
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Balkan - Spartak Pleven 95-71

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fifth ranked Balkan's (13-10) home victory over 6th ranked Spartak Pleven (10-13) in Botevgrad 95-71. Balkan dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Spartak Pleven's 30. They outrebounded Spartak Pleven 45-29 including a 32-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Balkan players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. American forward Travis Daniels (202-92, college: Mississippi St.) had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 18 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Montenegrin center Mihailo Sekulovic (206-91) chipped in 21 points and 12 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) during the contest. Coach Nebojsa Vidic's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Forward Konstantin Koev (196-91) responded with 20 points and 6 rebounds and international center Velislav Galabov (207-94) scored 13 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Balkan have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Rilski. Spartak Pleven lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with 13 games lost. Balkan will play against higher ranked Beroe (#3) in Stara Zagora in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Spartak Pleven will play at home against Cherno More and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Balkan: M.Sekulovic 21+12reb+1ast, S.Marinov 19+2reb+5ast, T.Daniels 18+18reb, A.Hott 12+5reb+7ast, N.Marinov 12+1ast, M.Durchev 7+1reb+5ast
Spartak Pleven: K.Koev 20+6reb+3ast, D.Marincheshki 13+5reb+1ast, V.Galabov 13+7reb, M.Marinov 12+2reb, M.Dudev 9+4reb+5ast, G.Nikolov 4+4reb+3ast
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Lukoil Acad. - Rilski 108-76

An interesting game for Lukoil Acad. (20-4) which hosted in Sofia 4th ranked Rilski (13-10). First ranked Lukoil Acad. had an easy win 108-76. Lukoil Acad. dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Rilski's 44. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists. American-Cameroonian point guard Danny Gibson (177-84, college: S.Indiana) scored 17 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the former international swingman Hristo Zahariev (197-90) chipped in 12 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. American forward DJ Shelton (208-91, college: Washington St.) responded with 15 points and 9 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Evan Bruinsma (202-92, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Inception Sports) scored 16 points and 6 rebounds. Five Lukoil Acad. and four Rilski 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. Lukoil Acad. have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 20-4 record. Rilski at the other side keeps the fourth place with ten games lost. They share the position with Balkan. Lukoil Acad. will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Rilski will play on the road against the league's second-placed Academik Plovdiv (#2) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Lukoil Acad.: D.Gibson 17+1reb+4ast, D.Dimitrov 15+2reb+2ast, S.Zack 13+6reb+1ast, A.Beane 13+3reb+3ast, M.Korniyenko 12+3reb+4ast, H.Zahariev 12+5reb+5ast
Rilski: E.Bruinsma 16+6reb, D.Shelton 15+9reb+1ast, D.Ivanov 11+2reb+5ast, D.Vutev 11+2reb, Z.Georgiev 8+1reb+2ast, Y.Bozov 8+2reb+5ast
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Cherno More - Yambol 85-80

Everything could happen in Varna at the game between two tied teams. Both seventh ranked Cherno More and 8th ranked Yambol had identical 6-16 record. This time Cherno More used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Yambol 85-80. The hosts were ahead by 6 points but lost the second period ending it with a 8-point deficit before their 27-14 run, which allowed them to win the game. Cherno More dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Yambol's 28. Point guard Deyan Karamfilov (180-94) scored 18 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists to lead the charge for the winners and guard Stanislav Tsonkov (192-91) chipped in 23 points during the contest. Guard Ventsislav Petkov (188-91, agency: Interperformances) responded with 23 points and 9 assists and forward Stoyan Petkov (198-85) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Cherno More maintains seventh position with 7-16 record. Yambol lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with 17 games lost. Cherno More will play against higher ranked Spartak Pleven (#6) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Yambol will play against Levski and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Cherno More: S.Tsonkov 23+3reb+1ast, D.Karamfilov 18+7reb+9ast, N.Djuric 16+9reb, V.Hristov 16+6reb+4ast, V.Georgiev 5+2reb+2ast, F.Dedijer 3+1reb
Yambol: V.Petkov 23+3reb+9ast, S.Govedarov 19+5reb, E.Ivanov 13+3reb+1ast, S.Petkov 13+13reb+1ast, T.Ostrev 6+2reb+5ast, N.Varbanov 6+3reb+1ast
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  CBA  


Illinois stuns Indianapolis in rematch, Baltimore earns first win of the season in upset of Mississippi - by Eurobasket News

ILLINOIS 100, INDIANAPOLIS 88: (Danville, Ill.) - Two weeks ago, Indianapolis easily dismantled Illinois at home, and were looking to sweep the season series tonight across the state border in Danville. But tonight was not an evening for road teams in the CBA, as Illinois jumped out the gates with a 27-10 run and never looked back. They extended the lead to 19 points in the second quarter, and finished the third quarter with a 22-point lead at 76-53, ultimately cruising to their second consecutive home victory this season. Illinois (2-2) was led by Tyron Criswell (6'4''-G, college: Nevada) and Kashif Watson (6'4''-G-87, college: Idaho), with 18 points each, while Indianapolis (3-2) was led by Chrishawn Hopkins (6'2''-G-91, college: Wright St.) with 20 points, Anthony White, Jr. with 18 points, and Tyler Bibbs (6'6''-F-93, college: St.Francis, IN) with 17 points. Illinois travels to Fort Wayne tomorrow evening to face the defending champions, while Indianapolis embarks on a road trip to Mississippi and Bowling Green next weekend.
BALTIMORE 84, MISSISSIPPI 74: (Severn, Md.) - After completing a brutal four-game road trip to start the season, Baltimore enjoyed returning home to begin a four-game homestand, and looking for their first victory of the year this evening against a Mississippi club who had won three out of their last four contests. Baltimore, similar to their Illinois expansion team counterparts tonight, started the game strong, going on a 17-0 run midway through the first quarter to take a 28-10 lead after the first period. In the second quarter; however, Mississippi held the hosts to just nine points, to cut the deficit to two points with three minutes remaining in the first half. But that's as close as the visitors were able to get, as Baltimore pushed the lead to double-digits in the third quarter, and used a 9-3 run late in the fourth to hold off any potential Mississippi comeback. Baltimore (1-4) who earned their first win of the season was led by Torey Fassett (6'6''-F) (22 points), while Mississippi (3-3) was led by Marico Stinson (6'3''-G-88, college: Ky Wesleyan) and Jerry Hampton (6'9''-C, college: Le Moyne-Owen) with 18 points each. Baltimore hosts Middle Tennessee next Saturday evening, while Mississippi returns home for their final two games, hosting Indianapolis next Saturday night as well.
Courtesy of: playcba.com



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The semifinals are set in Baloncesto Superior de Santiago - by Eurobasket News

The semifinals are set in Baloncesto Superior de Santiago after the final matches of the season. Domingo Paulino will play against La Plaza Valerio, while Sameji will take on Pueblo Nuevo. In the latest games Sameji beat Cupes 92-87 as Kavon Lytch (199-PF-87, college: Oklahoma City, agency: DTMones) top-scored for the winners with 19 points. Nehemias Morillo (196-G-92, college: S.Florida) and Jerry Flores (PG) followed him with 15 points each, while Ramel Brown (180-PG) netted 14.
Earlier Club Domingo Paulino edged Sameji 106-101 as Adris De Leon (180-PG-84, college: E.Washington) scored 32 points.



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Golden's double-double lands him Liga MB Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

Guard Brandon Golden (193-G) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Cojute and receives a Latinbasket.com Liga MB Player of the Week award for round 28.
He got a double-double of 32 points and 12 assists, while his team outclassed Sonsonate (#8, 9-9) with 30-point margin 110-80. Cojute is placed at 6th position in Salvadorean Liga MB. Cojute is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 9-8 record. In the team's last game Golden had a remarkable 70.6% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Cojute, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Midwestern State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Golden is in league's top in points (8th best: 25.5ppg) and averages solid 3.6spg and 50.6% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Anthony Moe (206-F/C). He is American forward in his first season at Cojute. In the last game Moe recorded impressive double-double of 33 points and 12 rebounds. Of course together with Golden he helped Cojute with another comfortable win outscoring slightly lower-ranked Sonsonate (#8, 9-9) 110-80. This victory allowed Cojute to move up to 6th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 9-8 record is not bad and everything may still change. Moe is one of the most experienced players at Cojute and similarly like Brandon Golden has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 25.2ppg (#9). He also registered 13.2 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Joseph Antoine (203-PF-84) of 11 Lobos (#11). Antoine got into 30-points club by scoring 37 points in the last round. He went also for seventeen rebounds and four assists. Despite Antoine's great performance 11 Lobos lost 93-96 to the higher-ranked Canarios (#5, 11-6). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of 11 Lobos not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 11 games, recording just six victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Antoine could try to bring 11 Lobos' a little bit higher in the standings. Antoine has a very solid season. In 15 games in El Salvador he scored 18.3ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Abilio Vadillo (180-G-78) of Arcense - 47 points and 12 rebounds
5. Tobias Dowdell (201-F-90) of Santa Ana - 20 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Lisvan Valdez (200-PF-88) of Santa Tecla - 27 points and 9 rebounds
7. A Brewer) of Halcones - 37 points and 7 rebounds
8. James Milton (203-C/F) of Giants - 24 points, 15 rebounds and 3 assists
9. David Lawson (185-PG-89) of Canarios - 35 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Jeffery Moss (193-PF-93) of Halcones - 23 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists

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



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Justin BAKER
  Tarvas
  (203-F/C-89)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Baker, Tarvas19.3 
 2. Dzeletovic, TL.19.0 
 3. Jarvelainen, TTU17.5 
 4. Bubalo, Parnu16.9 
 5. van-der-Mars, Rap.16.1 
 6. Olmre, TTU16.1 
 7. Post, Tarvas15.7 
 8. Seskus, Parnu15.5 
 9. Strupovics, Valga14.5 
 10. Zvigurs, Valga14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas VAN DER MARS
  Rap.
  (208-C-90)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. van-der-Mars, Rap.12.5 
 2. Baker, Tarvas8.7 
 3. Bubalo, Parnu8.2 
 4. Jarvelainen, TTU8.0 
 5. Jois, Tartu Ulikool8.0 
 6. Lips, Tarvas7.6 
 7. Soodla, Noorteliiga7.5 
 8. Milka, Tartu Ulikool7.3 
 9. Kirves, Parnu6.5 
 10. Raadik, Valga6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Tanel SOKK
  Tartu Ulikool
  (187-PG-85)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Sokk, Tartu Ulikool4.9 
 2. Kabin, Parnu4.6 
 3. Harper, Kalev/Cr.4.4 
 4. Olmre, TTU4.0 
 5. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo4.0 
 6. Bratoz, Rapla3.8 
 7. Paiste, Tarvas3.7 
 8. Post, Tarvas3.4 
 9. Thomas, Tartu Ulikool3.3 
 10. Veideman, Kalev/Cr.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Domen BRATOZ
  Rapla
  (189-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Bratoz, Rapla2.1 
 2. Kabin, Parnu1.8 
 3. Sutt, Parnu1.8 
 4. Harper, Kalev/Cr.1.7 
 5. Paiste, Tarvas1.7 
 6. Thomas, Tartu Ulikool1.6 
 7. Tamm, TL.1.6 
 8. Olmre, TTU1.6 
 9. Kaldre, Noorteliiga1.5 
 10. Dorbek, Kalev/Cr.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Mickell GLADNESS
  Kalev/Cr.
  (211-C-86)
  Avg: 1
 1. Gladness, Kalev/Cr.1.0 
 2. Simmons, Kalev/Cr.0.9 
 3. Tollefsen, Kalev/Cr.0.8 
 4. Lips, Tarvas0.8 
 5. Bubalo, Parnu0.7 
 6. Raadik, TTU0.7 
 7. van-der-Mars, Rap.0.7 
 8. Joesaar, Tartu U.0.6 
 9. Saks, TL.0.6 
 10. Kok, Rapla0.6 



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Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Antwan SCOTT
  KTP Basket
  (188-G-92)
  Avg: 22
 1. Scott, KTP Basket22.0 
 2. Jones, Lapua21.5 
 3. Gay, KTP Basket19.2 
 4. Pledger, Kouvot19.1 
 5. Hollins, Kauhajoki17.9 
 6. Brown, Kataja B.17.9 
 7. Morris, Lapua16.8 
 8. Holsey, Kauhajoki16.1 
 9. Bullock, Pyrinto15.8 
 10. Cowels-III, Helsink.14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus VAN
  Korihait
  (201-F/C-87)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Van, Korihait10.5 
 2. Buckles, Kouvot9.5 
 3. Judge, Pyrinto9.3 
 4. Pratt, KTP Basket8.7 
 5. Coleman, Salon Vilpas8.4 
 6. Williams, Lapua7.9 
 7. Williams, Salon V.7.7 
 8. Bristol, Kataja B.7.7 
 9. Bullock, Pyrinto7.6 
 10. Nelson, Pyrinto7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Antto NIKKARINEN
  Helsinki.
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Nikkarinen, Helsinki.7.2 
 2. Pratt, KTP Basket6.7 
 3. Rannikko, Kataja B.6.3 
 4. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki5.7 
 5. Jalonen, Korihait4.4 
 6. Williams, Lapua4.2 
 7. Staten, Salon Vilpas4.1 
 8. Appleby, Kouvot4.1 
 9. Edwards, Lapua4.1 
 10. Minard, Pyrinto3.9 
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, Kauhajoki1.9 
 5. Minard, Pyrinto1.7 
 6. Scott, KTP Basket1.6 
 7. Sanders, BC Nokia1.6 
 8. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki1.5 
 9. Coleman, Salon Vilpas1.4 
 10. Nelson, Pyrinto1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  KTP Basket
  (201-F/C-82)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Gay, KTP Basket1.9 
 2. Bristol, Kataja B.1.9 
 3. Judge, Pyrinto1.1 
 4. Van, Korihait1.1 
 5. Bailey, KTP Basket0.9 
 6. Coleman, Salon Vilpas0.9 
 7. Barrett, BC Nokia0.9 
 8. Huolila, Kataja B.0.9 
 9. Nelson, Pyrinto0.8 
 10. Walker, KTP Basket0.8 



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Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Zachery PEACOCK
  Bourg
  (203-C-87)
  Avg: 17.9
 1. Peacock, Bourg17.9 
 2. Williams, Boulazac17.7 
 3. Burton, Roanne17.4 
 4. Jones, Lille17.1 
 5. Hermannsson, Charlevi.16.9 
 6. Henry, Evreux16.7 
 7. Ware, Vichy C.15.5 
 8. Obasohan, Provence.15.1 
 9. Bigote, Nantes15.0 
 10. Fairell, Rouen14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mohamed KONE
  Charleville
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Kone, Charleville9.6 
 2. Ndoye, Bourg9.4 
 3. Odiakosa, Le Havre9.4 
 4. Burton, Roanne9.0 
 5. Ekperigin, Nantes7.9 
 6. Traore, Lille7.6 
 7. Rhoomes, St Qu.7.5 
 8. Morin, Le Havre7.5 
 9. Diame, Blois7.2 
 10. Fall, Poitiers7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Jay THREATT
  Poitiers
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Threatt, Poitiers7.1 
 2. King, Le Havre6.2 
 3. Turner, Blois6.0 
 4. Ware, Vichy C.5.9 
 5. Rigaux, Maurienne5.9 
 6. Hermannsson, Charlevi.5.6 
 7. Henry, Evreux5.5 
 8. Sim, Bourg5.4 
 9. Duren, Boulogne5.2 
 10. Mitchell, Nantes5.1 
Steals Per Game
 Joe BURTON
  Roanne
  (201-F-90)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Burton, Roanne2.7 
 2. Henry, Evreux2.4 
 3. Threatt, Poitiers2.3 
 4. Denave, Vichy C.2.0 
 5. Turner, Blois2.0 
 6. Rigaux, Maurienne1.9 
 7. Mitchell, Nantes1.9 
 8. Moendadze, Boulo.1.8 
 9. Maille, Provence.1.8 
 10. Fouse, Charleville1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Yannis MORIN
  Le Havre
  (208-C/F-93)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Morin, Le Havre1.9 
 2. Fall, Poitiers1.5 
 3. Paumier, Boulogne1.3 
 4. Ndoye, Bourg1.3 
 5. Rinna, St Chamond1.1 
 6. MBida, Lille1.1 
 7. Jones, Lille1.1 
 8. Kone, Charleville1.0 
 9. Traore, Lille1.0 
 10. Diame, Blois1.0 


ProB Round 28: Lille Metropole is upset by ADA Blois - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in ProB is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 6 rounds.

The most important game in the last round took place in Blois between third ranked Lille Metropole (16-12) and eighth ranked ADA Blois (15-12) on Saturday night. Lille Metropole was defeated by ADA Blois on the road 75-65. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 75-65. American point guard Frank Turner (178-88, college: Canisius, agency: Inception Sports) fired 22 points for the winners. The other American import Lamayn Wilson (203-80, college: Troy) chipped in 12 points and 7 rebounds. American point guard Deonte Burton (183-91, college: Nevada) produced 22 points and 5 rebounds for lost side. ADA Blois moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Boulazac. Lille Metropole at the other side keeps the third position with 12 games lost. They share it with Charleville. ADA Blois is looking forward to face Boulazac Basket (#6) on the road in the next round. Lille Metropole will play against SO Maritime Boulogne and is hoping to win this game.
Leader JL Bourg delivered the twentieth victory. This time they crushed 17th ranked JA Vichy (10-18) 98-58. Worth to mention a great performance of Senegalese center Youssou Ndoye (213-91, college: St.Bonaventure) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds. Zachery Peacock contributed with 17 points for the winners. Romuald Morency (202-95) replied with 8 points and 8 rebounds for JA Vichy. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. JL Bourg maintains first position with 20-8 record. JA Vichy at the other side dropped to the bottom place with 18 games lost. They share the position with Boulogne and St Chamond. JL Bourg will play against Saint-Quentin (#14) on the road in the next round which should be another easy win for them. JA Vichy will play against STB Le Havre (#10) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Aix-les-Bains between Boulazac Basket and Aix-Maurienne. Seventh ranked Boulazac Basket (15-12) got a very close victory on the road over 15th ranked Aix-Maurienne (11-17). Boulazac Basket managed to escape with a 1-point win 83-82 on Friday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Worth to mention a great performance of Jarvis Williams who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 9 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws). Boulazac Basket's coach Antoine Michon used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side Moses Sonko responded with 19 points. Boulazac Basket moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Blois. Loser Aix-Maurienne keeps the fifteenth position with 17 games lost. Boulazac Basket will meet at home ADA Blois (#5) in the next round. Aix-Maurienne will play against Chorale de Roanne (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Rest of the games of round 28 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
St Quentin was crushed by Charleville in a road game 98-64. Boulogne was beaten by Roanne at home 73-86. St Chamond lost to Rouen on the opponent's court 77-85. Provence Basket outscored Evreux in a home game 108-73. Poitiers managed to beat Le Havre on the road 81-75. Denain defeated Nantes on its own court 65-55.
The best stats of 28th round was 16 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists by Guy-Landry Edi of St Chamond.

Bourg - Vichy Clermont 98-58

Leader JL Bourg delivered the twentieth victory. This time they crushed 17th ranked JA Vichy (10-18) 98-58. The game was mostly controlled by JL Bourg. JA Vichy was better in fourth quarter 18-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 18-of-23 charity shots (78.3 percent) during the game. JL Bourg had a 29-18 advantage in offensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three nailing 14 long-distance shots on high 56.0 percentage. JL Bourg players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of Senegalese center Youssou Ndoye (213-91, college: St.Bonaventure) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds. American center Zachery Peacock (203-87, college: Georgia Tech) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Five JL Bourg players scored in double figures. Romuald Morency (202-95) replied with 8 points and 8 rebounds and power forward Charles-Henri Bronchard (200-82, agency: Court Side) added 13 points in the effort for JA Vichy. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. JL Bourg maintains first position with 20-8 record. JA Vichy at the other side dropped to the bottom place with 18 games lost. They share the position with Boulogne and St Chamond. JL Bourg will play against Saint-Quentin (#14) on the road in the next round which should be another easy win for them. JA Vichy will play against STB Le Havre (#10) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Vichy Clermont: C.Bronchard 13+1reb+1ast, C.Ona-Embo 8+1reb+2ast, R.Morency 8+8reb+2ast, D.Ware 5+3reb+3ast, C.Bah 5, R.El Amrani 4+2reb+2ast
Bourg: Z.Peacock 17+4reb+2ast, Y.Ndoye 17+11reb, G.Sim 13+2reb+3ast, P.Braud 11+3reb+4ast, P.Pelos 10+5reb+1ast, T.Kyzlink 9+2reb+2ast
gschID: 484519


Charleville - St Quentin 98-64

There was no surprise when 13th ranked Saint-Quentin (12-16) was crushed on the road by fourth ranked Charleville-Mezieres (16-12) 98-64 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Charleville-Mezieres. Saint-Quentin managed to win fourth quarter 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Charleville-Mezieres dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Saint-Quentin's 30. They outrebounded Saint-Quentin 44-29 including a 33-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. Charleville-Mezieres looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Saint-Quentin's players. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized Ivorian center Mohamed Kone (211-81, college: Valparaiso) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and American Wilbert Brown (200-84, college: Niagara) who added 21 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) during the contest. Four Charleville-Mezieres players scored in double figures. At the losing side American Darnell Williams (200-78, college: San Jose St.) responded with 9 points and 8 rebounds and his fellow American import center Ryan Rhoomes (203-92, college: Fordham) scored 13 points. 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. Charleville-Mezieres moved-up to third place, which they share with Lille. Loser Saint-Quentin dropped to the fourteenth position with 16 games lost. Charleville-Mezieres will meet Boulazac Basket (#6) on the road in the next round. Saint-Quentin will play against the league's leader JL Bourg (#1) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
St Quentin: R.Rhoomes 13+4reb, J.Robinson 12+4reb, R.Nyakundi 12+3reb, D.Williams 9+8reb+1ast, E.Maraux 7+2reb+2ast, M.Mutuale 5+5reb+3ast
Charleville: W.Brown 21+5reb+2ast, M.Kone 16+11reb+4ast, M.Hermannsson 13+3reb+7ast, J.Fouse 12+4reb+4ast, W.Mensah 8+2reb+1ast, A.Auburtin 8+1ast
gschID: 484517


Boulogne - Roanne 73-86

No shocking result in a game in Boulogne-sur-Mer where fourteenth ranked Chorale de Roanne (12-15) defeated 16th ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (10-18) 86-73 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Chorale de Roanne. SO Maritime Boulogne managed to win third quarter 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Chorale de Roanne shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 54.5 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Joe Burton (201-90, college: Oregon St.) who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 9 rebounds and Finnish Antti Kanervo (192-89, agency: Blacktop Management) who added 16 points during the contest. Five Chorale de Roanne players scored in double figures. At the losing side American guard Teddy Gipson (191-80, college: Arkansas) responded with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and Dutch Worthy de-Jong (194-88) scored 21 points. Chorale de Roanne moved-up to thirteenth place. Loser SO Maritime Boulogne keeps the sixteenth position with 18 games lost. They share it with Vichy Clermont and St Chamond. Chorale de Roanne will meet higher ranked SPO Rouen (#11) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. SO Maritime Boulogne will play against Lille Metropole (#4) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Boulogne: W.de Jong 21+2reb+3ast, T.Gipson 19+5reb+4ast, G.Jordan 9+4reb+2ast, K.Moendadze 8+1reb+4ast, A.Michel Jean-Baptiste 6+4reb, A.Moisy 5+5reb+4ast
Roanne: A.Kanervo 16+2reb+3ast, J.Burton 15+9reb+3ast, C.Cavallo 13+4reb+3ast, A.Rozenfeld 13+3reb+2ast, M.Nuutinen 12+6reb+2ast, R.Nelson 11+1reb+2ast
gschID: 484516


Blois - Lille 75-65

The most important game in the last round took place in Blois between third ranked Lille Metropole (16-12) and eighth ranked ADA Blois (15-12) on Saturday night. Lille Metropole was defeated by ADA Blois on the road 75-65. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 75-65. American point guard Frank Turner (178-88, college: Canisius, agency: Inception Sports) fired 22 points for the winners. The other American import Lamayn Wilson (203-80, college: Troy) chipped in 12 points and 7 rebounds. American point guard Deonte Burton (183-91, college: Nevada) produced 22 points and 5 rebounds and Cameroonian center Junior MBida (204-90) added 10 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. ADA Blois moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Boulazac. Lille Metropole at the other side keeps the third position with 12 games lost. They share it with Charleville. ADA Blois is looking forward to face Boulazac Basket (#6) on the road in the next round. Lille Metropole will play against SO Maritime Boulogne and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Lille: D.Burton 22+5reb+2ast, J.MBida 10+6reb+1ast, J.Traore 9+5reb+3ast, B.Pamba-Juille 9+1reb+1ast, P.Duwiquet 9+5reb+3ast, L.Asceric 6+3reb+3ast
Blois: F.Turner 22+2reb+1ast, L.Wilson 12+7reb+1ast, B.Monclar 10+3reb+4ast, E.Boateng 8+5reb, M.Diame 6+6reb+1ast, F.Tortosa 6+3reb+3ast
gschID: 484514


Rouen - St Chamond 85-77

Very expected game when 17th ranked Saint Chamond (10-18) was defeated on the road by twelfth ranked SPO Rouen (13-14) 85-77 on Friday. Worth to mention a great performance of Icelandic Haukur Palsson (197-92, college: Maryland) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 4 assists and swingman Gaylor Curier (197-92) who added 18 points during the contest. At the losing side naturalized Ivorian swingman Guy-Landry Edi (202-88, college: Gonzaga, agency: Promotex) responded with 16 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and power forward Jean-Stephane Rinna (205-83) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds. Four SPO Rouen and five Saint Chamond players scored in double figures. SPO Rouen moved-up to eleventh place. Saint Chamond lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixteenth position with 18 games lost. They share it with Vichy Clermont and Boulogne. SPO Rouen will meet at home Chorale de Roanne (#13) in the next round. Saint Chamond will play against ADA Blois and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
St Chamond: G.Landry Edi 16+9reb+5ast, J.Rinna 12+12reb+3ast, E.Zukauskas 12+3reb+3ast, J.Hoyaux 11+3reb, B.Walker 10+1reb+6ast, M.Guichard 6+1ast
Rouen: H.Palsson 18+3reb+4ast, G.Curier 18+4reb+1ast, D.Colter 16+2reb+3ast, J.Fairell 11+7reb+1ast, J.Woodard 8+6reb+2ast, S.Bangura 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 484522


Provence Basket - Evreux 108-73

Rather predictable result in Fos-sur-Mer where second ranked Provence Basket (19-9) outscored 5th ranked ALM Evreux (15-13) 108-73 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Provence Basket. ALM Evreux managed to win fourth quarter 25-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Provence Basket dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to ALM Evreux's 40. They outrebounded ALM Evreux 36-22 including a 30-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Provence Basket especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 33 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by ALM Evreux's players. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Nigerian Derrick Obasohan (198-81, college: Texas Arlington, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording 29 points (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field) and American swingman Aaron Broussard (195-90, college: Seattle) who added 11 points and 7 assists during the contest. Four Provence Basket players scored in double figures. Provence Basket's coach Remi Giutta felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side naturalized Ivorian forward Remi Dibo (201-91, college: W.Virginia, agency: Octagon Europe) responded with 17 points and 5 rebounds and American point guard Corin Henry (178-88, college: Tarleton St., agency: Octagon Europe) scored 16 points and 4 assists. Provence Basket maintains second position with 19-9 record behind leader Bourg. Loser ALM Evreux dropped to the seventh place with 13 games lost. They share the position with Poitiers. Provence Basket will meet Poitiers (#7) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. ALM Evreux will play against Denain Voltaire and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Evreux: R.Dibo 17+5reb, C.Henry 16+1reb+4ast, B.Pinault 9+3ast, L.Kante 7+3reb, S.Mekdad 6+2reb+3ast, C.Walker 6+1reb+2ast
Provence Basket: D.Obasohan 29+4reb+3ast, J.Burrows 13+4reb+4ast, A.Broussard 11+4reb+7ast, M.Dia 10+5reb+2ast, R.Desroses 9+1reb+2ast, L.Akono 9+5reb+2ast
gschID: 484521


Le Havre - Poitiers 75-81

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both eighth ranked Poitiers and 9th ranked STB Le Havre had identical 14-13 record. But STB Le Havre was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Poitiers 81-75 on Friday night. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 81-75. Poitiers had a 29-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 54.5 percentage. Poitiers looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Jay Threatt (180-89, college: Delaware St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 assists and Senegalese center Youssoupha Fall (221-95) who added 12 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Poitiers' coach Rudy Nelhomme used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American guard Bernard King (196-81, college: Texas A&M) responded with 21 points and 8 assists and naturalized American Nicholas Pope (196-84, college: Oklah.Baptist) scored 12 points and 5 rebounds. Four STB Le Havre players scored in double figures. Poitiers (15-13) moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Evreux. STB Le Havre lost third consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with 14 games lost. They share it with Denain. Poitiers will meet at home league's second-placed Provence Basket in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. STB Le Havre will play against JA Vichy (#18) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Le Havre: B.King 21+4reb+8ast, N.Pope 12+5reb+2ast, J.Greene 11+2reb+5ast, R.Martin 11+2reb+1ast, F.Paschal 8+7reb+2ast, D.Odiakosa 5+1reb
Poitiers: J.Threatt 21+1reb+10ast, Y.Fall 12+7reb, S.Omar Doumbouya 10+4reb+2ast, J.Greer 9+7reb+2ast, D.Reed 8+4reb, M.Joseph 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 484520


Denain - Nantes 65-55

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both eleventh ranked Denain Voltaire and 10th ranked Nantes had identical 13-14 record. This time Denain Voltaire used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Nantes 65-55 on Friday night. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 65-55. Denain Voltaire outrebounded Nantes 45-26 including a 33-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of Ivorian-American swingman Charles Abouo (196-89, college: BYU) who helped to win the game recording 10 points and 9 rebounds and naturalized American guard Terry Tarpey (196-94, college: William & Mary) who added 4 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists during the contest. At the losing side swingman Valentin Bigote (196-92) responded with 18 points and American-British power forward Laurence Ekperigin (200-88, college: Le Moyne) scored 14 points and 6 rebounds. Denain Voltaire (14-14) moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Le Havre. Loser Nantes dropped to the twelfth position with 15 games lost. Denain Voltaire will meet higher ranked ALM Evreux (#8) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Nantes will play against SPO Rouen (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nantes: V.Bigote 18+3reb+2ast, L.Ekperigin 14+6reb+1ast, R.Kuksiks 7+3reb, A.Desespringalle 6+1reb+2ast, V.Fofana 6+5reb+1ast, K.Mitchell 4+1reb+2ast
Denain: P.Poupet 12+4reb, C.Abouo 10+9reb+3ast, D.Harris 10+3reb+1ast, W.Racine 8+2reb, J.Cazenobe 8+9reb+1ast, Y.Smock 8+3reb
gschID: 484518


Maurienne - Boulazac 82-83

A very close game took place in Aix-les-Bains between Boulazac Basket and Aix-Maurienne. Seventh ranked Boulazac Basket (15-12) got a very close victory on the road over 15th ranked Aix-Maurienne (11-17). Boulazac Basket managed to escape with a 1-point win 83-82 on Friday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The guests trailed by 7 points at the halftime before their 30-21 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great shooting night for Boulazac Basket especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.9 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Jarvis Williams (198-93, college: Murray St.) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 9 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) and Aurelien Salmon (202-87) who added 12 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Boulazac Basket's coach Antoine Michon used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side Gambian forward Moses Sonko (196-83, college: Co.Carolina, agency: HMS) responded with 19 points and American forward Andre Williamson (202-89, college: Appalachian St.) scored 17 points and 5 rebounds. Boulazac Basket moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Blois. Loser Aix-Maurienne keeps the fifteenth position with 17 games lost. Boulazac Basket will meet at home ADA Blois (#5) in the next round. Aix-Maurienne will play against Chorale de Roanne (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Maurienne: M.Sonko 19+3reb+2ast, A.Williamson 17+5reb+1ast, P.Dambrauskas 11+2reb+2ast, R.Dardaine 10+5reb+2ast, R.Rice 9+5reb+2ast, A.Rigaux 8+3reb+5ast
Boulazac: J.Williams 22+9reb+2ast, A.Salmon 12+7reb+1ast, T.Sapp 12, S.Gauthier 11, M.Zianveni 10+2reb, J.Sanchez 6+5reb+3ast
gschID: 484515





John Cox (ex Bucaneros) joins Pau-Lacq-Orthez - by Eurobasket News

Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez (ProA) added to their roster experienced 36-year old Venezuelan international guard John Cox (194-95kg-81, college: USF, agency: Pensack Sports). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Cox He started the season at Bucaneros in Venezuelan LPB league. In 14 games he had 10.8ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.9apg this season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Cox played in the final of Venezuelan LPB in 2016. He was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LPB Best Sixth Man of the Year in 2016.
Cox represented Venezuela at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 9.0ppg, 2.2rpg, 1.6apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 26.7%, 3PT: 21.4%, FT: 80.0%.
Cox has played previously professionally also in France (Cholet Basket, Paris Levallois, Sluc Nancy, STB Le Havre and Chalon/Saor) and Venezuela (Marinos).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Pau-Lacq-Orthez.
Cox attended University of San Francisco until 2005 and it is his twelfth (!!!) season as a professional player.
On Cox: Athletic guard can power his way to the hoop...combines power and speed...has the ability to penetrate the defense and draw shooting fouls...

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @ParlonsBasket)

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Stats Leaders - Superleague

Points Per Game
 Danilo MIJATOVIC
  Kuman.
  (206-F/C-83)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Mijatovic, Kuman.18.9 
 2. McNeaill, Kozuv18.8 
 3. Tasovski, Rabotnicki16.4 
 4. Hawkins, Pelister.16.3 
 5. Jokic, Strumica16.3 
 6. Mijovic, Kozuv15.6 
 7. Ibitayo, Vardar15.3 
 8. Nikolovski, Feni I.13.5 
 9. Misanovic, Rabotnicki13.4 
 10. Andrejevic, Pelister.13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Milivoje MIJOVIC
  Kozuv
  (200-PF-91)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Mijovic, Kozuv10.6 
 2. Vasilic, Ohrid AV9.1 
 3. Andrejevic, Pelister.8.0 
 4. Nikolovski, Feni I.6.5 
 5. Misanovic, Rabotnicki6.4 
 6. Golubovic, Pelister.6.3 
 7. Cekovski, Rabotnicki6.1 
 8. Ibitayo, Vardar6.1 
 9. Janevski, Kumanovo6.0 
 10. Mihajlovski, Ohrid A.5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Vlado ILIEVSKI
  Rabotnicki
  (188-PG-80)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Ilievski, Rabotnicki6.3 
 2. McNeaill, Kozuv5.3 
 3. Bogoev, Strumica5.1 
 4. Mirakovski, Rabot.4.8 
 5. Karadzovski, Kuman.4.5 
 6. Hawkins, Pelister.4.2 
 7. Mladenovic, Ohrid A.4.0 
 8. Hall, Kozuv3.9 
 9. Magdevski, Feni I.3.7 
 10. Stajic, Feni I.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Deji IBITAYO
  Vardar
  (193-G-93)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Ibitayo, Vardar2.5 
 2. Mladenovic, Ohrid A.1.6 
 3. Brown, Kumanovo1.4 
 4. Makenadziev, Strum.1.4 
 5. Jokic, Strumica1.4 
 6. Robev, Vardar1.3 
 7. Ilievski, Rabotnicki1.3 
 8. Mijatovic, Kuman.1.2 
 9. Milojevic, Ohrid A.1.1 
 10. Stajic, Feni I.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Nenad MISANOVIC
  Rabotnicki
  (217-C-84)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Misanovic, Rabotnicki1.3 
 2. Krstevski, Kozuv0.9 
 3. Ibitayo, Vardar0.8 
 4. Maslinko, Rabotnicki0.7 
 5. Pekovic, Kumanovo0.7 
 6. Zekjiri, Vardar0.6 
 7. Mijatovic, Kuman.0.6 
 8. Djekic, Feni I.0.5 
 9. Vasilic, Ohrid AV0.5 
 10. Janevski, Kumanovo0.4 


Prva Liga Round 7 (Second Stage): Kumanovo beats Rabotnicki by two after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

Host teams show no mercy winning all games.

The most exciting game of round 7 in the Prva Liga took place in Kumanovo. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 3rd placed Rabotnicki (4-3) to fifth ranked Kumanovo (2-5) 79-77 on Saturday evening. Kumanovo maintains fifth place in Liga with 2-5 record. Rabotnicki at the other side keeps the third position with three games lost. Kumanovo are looking forward to face league's second-placed Karpos Sokoli in Skopje in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Rabotnicki's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Skopje MZT Skopje.
An interesting game for MZT Skopje (7-0) which hosted in Skopje 4th placed Kozuv (2-5). Leader MZT Skopje managed to get a 4-point victory 79-75. It was a great evening for American guard Xavier Thames (191-91, college: San Diego St.) who led his team to a victory scoring 15 points and 4 assists. Marko Simonovski helped adding 15 points. At the losing side Serbian Milivoje Mijovic (200-91) responded with 17 points and 8 rebounds. Defending champion maintains first place in Liga with 7-0 record. Kozuv at the other side keeps the fourth position with five games lost. MZT Skopje's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Skopje to the arena Rabotnicki.

Other games in round 7 were not that significant.
In Liga Feni Industries was smashed by Karpos Sokoli on the road 83-61. Bottom-ranked Vardar won against Ohrid AV on its own court 86-78. Strumica unfortunately lost to Pelister Bitola in a road game 68-73.
The most impressive performance of 7th round was 22 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals by Igor Ivanovic of Vardar.

Places 1-6
Kumanovo - Rabotnicki 79-77

The most exciting game of round 7 in the Prva Liga took place in Kumanovo. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 3rd placed Rabotnicki (4-3) to fifth ranked Kumanovo (2-5) 79-77 on Saturday evening. Kumanovo maintains fifth place in Liga with 2-5 record. Rabotnicki at the other side keeps the third position with three games lost. Kumanovo are looking forward to face league's second-placed Karpos Sokoli in Skopje in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Rabotnicki's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Skopje MZT Skopje.
gschID: 539662


MZT Skopje - Kozuv 79-75

An interesting game for MZT Skopje (7-0) which hosted in Skopje 4th placed Kozuv (2-5). Leader MZT Skopje managed to get a 4-point victory 79-75. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Kozuv won third quarter 28-25. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great evening for American guard Xavier Thames (191-91, college: San Diego St.) who led his team to a victory scoring 15 points and 4 assists. The former international swingman Marko Simonovski (192-89, agency: Interperformances) helped adding 15 points. At the losing side Serbian Milivoje Mijovic (200-91) responded with 17 points and 8 rebounds and American guard Larry Hall (190-83, college: W.Oregon) scored 13 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Defending champion maintains first place in Liga with 7-0 record. Kozuv at the other side keeps the fourth position with five games lost. MZT Skopje's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Skopje to the arena Rabotnicki.
Top scorers:
MZT Skopje: X.Thames 15+4reb+4ast, M.Simonovski 15+3reb+2ast, D.Drenovac 14+3reb+2ast, C.Kloof 10+1reb+5ast, S.Gjuroski 9+1ast, J.Lalic 8+10reb+1ast
Kozuv: M.Mijovic 17+8reb+3ast, B.Krstevski 16+3reb+1ast, L.Hall 13+5reb+9ast, N.Djurasovic 12+7reb+1ast, I.Dimcevski 9+4reb+4ast, A.Shterjov 8+6reb
gschID: 539661


Karpos Sokoli - Feni Industries 83-61

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Karpos Sokoli (5-2) crushed 5th ranked Feni Industries (1-6) in Skopje 83-61. The game was mostly controlled by Karpos Sokoli. Feni Industries was better in fourth quarter 19-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Karpos Sokoli forced 20 Feni Industries turnovers. It was a great evening for American point guard Kendrick Perry (183-92, college: Youngstown St.) who led his team to a victory scoring 17 points and 4 steals (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). The former international power forward Bojan Trajkovski (208-88, agency: Mansfield and Associates) helped adding 13 points and 5 rebounds. Four Karpos Sokoli players scored in double figures. At the losing side the former international power forward Kiril Nikolovski (210-88) responded with 8 points and 10 rebounds and Georgian center Giorgi Sharabidze (210-90, agency: Mansfield and Associates) scored 10 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. Karpos Sokoli moved-up to second place in Liga. Feni Industries at the other side dropped to the sixth position with six games lost. Karpos Sokoli will play against Kumanovo (#5) at home in the next round. Feni Industries will play against Kozuv and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Karpos Sokoli: K.Perry 17+2reb+2ast, D.Labovic 15+3reb, B.Trajkovski 13+5reb+2ast, D.Mavra 12+1reb+2ast, D.Sokolov 11+1reb+3ast, I.Penov 5+7reb+3ast
Feni Industries: B.Djekic 11+3reb, B.Stajic 11+3reb+3ast, G.Sharabidze 10+5reb+2ast, K.Nikolovski 8+10reb, J.Petrovski 8+3reb+2ast, G.Markovski 5+7reb+3ast
gschID: 539660


Places 7-10
Vardar - Ohrid AV 86-78

There was a minor upset when 8th ranked Ohrid AV (3-3) lost to bottom-ranked Vardar (2-4) in Skopje 78-86. The hosts were already 15 points ahead at halftime and as many as 17 after three quarters before a 34-25 last quarter charge of Ohrid AV cut the lead to 86-78 at the end of the game. Vardar forced 24 Ohrid AV turnovers. Ohrid AV was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for American-Nigerian guard Deji Ibitayo (193-93, college: Akron, agency: Mansfield and Associates) who led his team to a victory scoring 26 points and 7 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws). Igor Ivanovic (-93) helped adding 22 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Four Vardar players scored in double figures. At the losing side Serbian guard Luka Milojevic (193-91) responded with 24 points and 7 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and American guard Devin Brooks (186-92, college: Creighton) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Newly promoted Vardar maintains tenth place in Liga with 2-4 record. Ohrid AV at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the eighth position with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Vardar: D.Ibitayo 26+7reb+2ast, I.Ivanovic 22+6reb+4ast, D.Kalov 14+3reb, D.Lazarevski 10+1reb+1ast, B.Mitkov 6+12reb+1ast, B.Serafimov 4+2reb+3ast
Ohrid AV: L.Milojevic 24+7reb+3ast, D.Brooks 21+10reb+3ast, B.Janevski 9+2reb+2ast, S.Gligorijevic 7+6reb+1ast, S.Mihajlovski 6+2reb, A.Doneski 6+1ast
gschID: 539683


Pelister Bitola - Strumica 73-68

There was a small surprise when ninth ranked Pelister Bitola (3-3) won against at home 7th ranked Strumica (4-2) 73-68. The hosts were ahead by 3 points but lost the second period ending it with a 7-point deficit before their 19-7 run, which allowed them to win the game. Pelister Bitola dominated on the defensive end, holding Strumica to just 7 points in fourth quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Strumica's 30. It was a great evening for Serbian forward Milos Andrejevic (198-89) who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points and 8 rebounds. American point guard Phil Hawkins (186-90, college: Texas St.) helped adding 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Pelister Bitola's coach Zoran Petkovski allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. At the losing side the former international forward Vladimir Brckov (200-89, agency: BeoBasket) responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) and point guard Eftim Bogoev (185-80) scored 14 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Newly promoted Pelister Bitola maintains ninth place in Liga with 3-3 record. Strumica at the other side keeps the seventh position with two games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Pelister Bitola: M.Andrejevic 20+8reb+2ast, P.Hawkins 18+6reb+5ast, M.Golubovic 13+8reb, G.Anakievski 8+4reb, N.Talevski 6+3reb+1ast, G.Trajkovski 4+3ast
Strumica: V.Brckov 19+14reb+2ast, P.Jokic 17+6reb, E.Bogoev 14+5reb+6ast, D.Delipetrov 9+4reb+1ast, B.Sutarov 6+1reb, D.Makenadziev 3+1reb+3ast
gschID: 539682





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  GERMANY  

Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Raymar MORGAN
  Ratiopharm
  (203-F/C-88)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Morgan, Ratiopharm18.8 
 2. Knight, Jena18.3 
 3. English, Fraport .17.3 
 4. Kikanovic, ALBA16.7 
 5. Paulding, EWE B.16.1 
 6. Mayo, Telekom Bsk15.7 
 7. Odum, Wuerzburg15.6 
 8. Babb, Ratiopharm15.5 
 9. Lewis, Bayreuth15.4 
 10. Gaines, Vechta15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dyshawn PIERRE
  Braunsch.
  (198-F-93)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Pierre, Braunsch.7.4 
 2. Eatherton, Goett.7.3 
 3. Evans, Giessen .7.0 
 4. Morgan, Ratiopharm6.9 
 5. Marei, Bayreuth6.7 
 6. Cooley, Ludwigsb.6.6 
 7. Knight, Jena6.5 
 8. Searcy, Vechta6.4 
 9. McGhee, Walter T.6.4 
 10. Qvale, EWE Baskets6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Scott MACHADO
  Vechta
  (186-PG-90)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Machado, Vechta8.2 
 2. Jordan, Walter T.8.0 
 3. Kramer, EWE B.6.5 
 4. Odum, Wuerzburg5.8 
 5. Hobbs, Ratiopharm5.8 
 6. Siva, ALBA5.4 
 7. Mayo, Telekom Bsk5.0 
 8. Sanders, Goettingen5.0 
 9. Hammonds, Ludwigsb.4.9 
 10. Ruoff, Goettingen4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Quantez ROBERTSON
  Fraport .
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Robertson, Fraport .2.6 
 2. Kramer, EWE B.2.4 
 3. Machado, Vechta2.0 
 4. Scrubb, Giessen .1.8 
 5. Anderson, Bayreuth1.7 
 6. Ruoff, Goettingen1.7 
 7. Redding, B.Mue.1.7 
 8. Diggs, Bremerhaven1.7 
 9. Siva, ALBA1.7 
 10. Stewart, Walter T.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Daniel THEIS
  Brose Bask.
  (204-PF-92)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Theis, Brose Bask.1.3 
 2. Groselle, Braunsch.1.2 
 3. Gamble, Telekom .1.2 
 4. Kleber, B.Muenchen1.1 
 5. Lane, Wuerzburg1.1 
 6. Qvale, EWE Baskets1.0 
 7. Marei, Bayreuth0.9 
 8. McGhee, Walter T.0.8 
 9. Miller, ALBA0.8 
 10. Ohlbrecht, Ratio.0.8 


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Jonathon WILLIAMS
  Kirchheim
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Williams, Kirchheim18.9 
 2. Pinkins, Hanau17.9 
 3. Alexander, ETB W.17.6 
 4. Nikolic, Baunach17.4 
 5. Watkins, Nuernberg17.1 
 6. Warren, MBC17.1 
 7. Kerusch, MBC16.2 
 8. Holt, Dresden16.0 
 9. Spearman, Trier15.8 
 10. Lawson, Chemnitz15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Leon KRATZER
  Baunach
  (210-C-97)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Kratzer, Baunach12.6 
 2. Pinkins, Hanau9.5 
 3. Jahn, Ehingen8.9 
 4. Oppland, Nuernberg8.4 
 5. Thompson, ETB W.8.0 
 6. King, Koeln R.7.2 
 7. Wolf, Hamburg6.9 
 8. Nicholas, Trier6.7 
 9. Watts, Oettinge.6.7 
 10. Lawson, Chemnitz6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Carrington LOVE
  Kirchheim
  (186-G-94)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Love, Kirchheim6.9 
 2. Nikolic, Baunach6.7 
 3. Carter, Chemnitz5.9 
 4. Moore, Ehingen5.7 
 5. Vest, Uni Baskets5.6 
 6. Adams, Uni Baskets5.6 
 7. Williams, Koeln R.5.3 
 8. Hatten, MBC5.2 
 9. Dunn, Crailsheim5.0 
 10. Zazai, MBC4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Chase ADAMS
  Uni Baskets
  (177-PG-88)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Adams, Uni Baskets2.4 
 2. Hatten, MBC2.4 
 3. Love, Kirchheim2.3 
 4. Carter, Chemnitz2.1 
 5. White, Heidelberg2.0 
 6. Watkins, Nuernberg1.9 
 7. Tiggs, Crailsheim1.8 
 8. Vest, Uni Baskets1.6 
 9. Zazai, MBC1.6 
 10. Robertson, Koeln R.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Anthony KING
  Koeln R.
  (206-C/F-85)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. King, Koeln R.1.6 
 2. Kratzer, Baunach1.5 
 3. Pantelic, MBC1.3 
 4. Keppeler, Baunach1.2 
 5. White, Heidelberg1.2 
 6. Heinzmann, Koeln R.1.2 
 7. Fraser, Ehingen1.1 
 8. van, Trier1.1 
 9. Grim, Uni Baskets1.1 
 10. Wolf, Hamburg1.0 


Kyan Anderson claims German BBL weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Kyan Anderson (180-PG-92, agency: Pensack Sports) had a very impressive game in the last round for Bayreuth and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 30.
The 24-year old playmaker had the game-high 24 points adding eight assists for Bayreuth in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Fraport SKY (#10, 12-17) 99-98. Bayreuth maintains the 4th position in German BBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Bayreuth will need more victories to improve their 20-8 record. Anderson turned to be Bayreuth's top player in his first season with the team. Kyan Anderson averages this season 12.7ppg and 4.1apg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 32-year old American guard Quantez Robertson (188-G-84, agency: Interperformances) of Fraport SKY. Robertson impressed basketball fans with 22 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Bad luck as Fraport SKY was edged by the higher-ranked Bayreuth (#4, 20-8) 99-98. Fraport SKY managed to keep the same 10th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 12-17 record. Robertson is one of the most experienced players at Fraport SKY and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. Auburn University alumni Robertson played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas.

The third best performed player last round was another Fraport SKY's star - American Mike Morrison (206-F-89, agency: Interperformances). Morrison scored 25 points and grabbed five rebounds. Despite Morrison's great performance Fraport SKY lost 98-99 to the higher-ranked Bayreuth (#4, 20-8). But his team cannot count on just these two top stars as they also need help of the other teammates. The chances of Fraport SKY ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 17 games, recording just twelve victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Morrison could help Fraport SKY to bring them higher in the standings. Morrison has a very solid season. In 29 games in Germany he scored 8.0ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Julian Gamble (208-F/C-89) of Telekom Bsk - 22 points and 5 rebounds
5. Augustine Rubit (201-F-89) of Ratiopharm - 16 points and 12 rebounds
6. Karvel Anderson (188-G-91) of Bremerhaven - 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Dyshawn Pierre (198-F-93) of Braunschweig - 19 points and 13 rebounds
8. Joseph Lewis (188-G-92) of Bayreuth - 30 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Vladimir Lucic (201-SF-89) of B.Muenchen - 17 points and 9 rebounds
10. Thomas Klepeisz (186-PG-91) of Braunschweig - 23 points and 7 assists

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



Ich Bin Ein Oldenburger Ricky Paulding Remains Their Kennedy Staying Until 2019 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The well known speech from John F Kennedy in Berlin where he uttered the famous and unforgetable words "ich bin ein Berliner" may be more than 53 years old, but that remains something that every kid learns about in the history books from Brooklyn, New York to Perth, Australia and yesterday Rickey Paulding (196-F/G-82, college: Missouri) let "Ich bin ein Oldenburger" slip his tongue and got standing ovations for minutes in the EWE arena in Oldenburg. Paulding's 4 words won't ever get the world wide press or rememberance as Kennedy's "Ich bin ein Berliner", but in Oldenburg Paulding will always be their Kennedy.The reason for the long standing ovations and fuss about Paulding was on account of the announcement that he will remain in Oldenburg until 2019 which would give him 12 years in the BBL with one team which is as seldom seen in the BBL as it is teammate Brian Qvale attempting more than one trey a game which he did against the Telekom Baskets Bonn this season and hit both and brings his total of three point attempts in 6 professional seasons to only 14. It is just not a given in todays age of where money rules and the game is a business that a player will remain with one team for that long a period. At the end of this contract extension he will have eclipsed the longevity of Fraport Skyliner legend Pascal Roller who was 11 years with Frankfurt. As a side note Paulding helped defeat medi Bayreuth scoring 16 points before the contract extension.

Paulding has had an amazing career with the EWE Baskets Oldenburg and came to the team in 2007 after having played at the well known Missouri (NCAA) with good friend and ex Skyliner Jimmy Mckinney and then tested Europe playing his three two professionals seasons in Israel and France. With theWE Baskets Oldenburg he has won two titles including the 2009 BBL league title and 2015 cup. He has been a 6 time BBL allstar and currentlly rests at position 5 in the league all-time scoring. His middle name could be prolonged to Rickey Mr Oldenburg and consistency Paulding as he gives that name a special new meaning as he has averaged double digit scoring every season in the BBL and is having his best scoring season averaging 16,1ppg showing that he isn't slowing down with age as he is 34 years old. The club is proud to have such a great player and charachter in their organization. "Rickey has achieved something that not every athlete does. He has conquered the hearts of the fans. He has became one of them. We are experiencing a symbiosis here that goes far beyond the sport. And the history is fa from being over. We are looking forward to seeing more great things from the best player taht ever played in Germany", stressed EWE Baskets Oldenburg CEO Herman Schuller.

Source:EWE Baskets Oldenburg




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  GREECE  


Steven Burtt claims Greek A1 weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced American-Ukrainian Steven Burtt (189-G-84) had an amazing evening in the last round for Apollon Patras and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 26.
The 32-year old guard had the game-high 27 points adding eight rebounds and six assists for Apollon Patras in his team's victory, helping them to beat Lavrio (#8, 11-15) 72-61. Apollon Patras maintains the 13th position in Greek A1. The season is in a full swing, so it's only a dream for the team to make it into top half of the standings. For contrary they may face relegation if the situation turns from bad to worse. Apollon Patras have already lost 19 games and recorded just seven victories. Burtt just recently signed at Apollon Patras, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Steven Burtt averages this season 19.1ppg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old American center Patric Young (208-C-92) of league's best team Olympiacos. Young impressed basketball fans with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists. Of course he led Olympiacos to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Kymis (#12, 8-18) 93-45. Of course Olympiacos still keep the league's top spot. His team belongs to top of the standings with 25-1 record and is considered one of the main candidates for the league title. Young is well-known by Olympiacos fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was Haralampos Giannopoulos (200-F-89) of AGOR (#6). Giannopoulos scored 17 points. He was a key player of AGOR, leading his team to a 80-67 easy win against the lower-ranked Doxa Lefkadas (#14, 4-22). AGOR needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 13 victories and 13 lost games. Giannopoulos has a very solid season. In 25 games in Greece he scored 10.3ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Will Cummings (188-G-92) of Aris - 24 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Chris Singleton (206-F-89) of Panathinaikos - 17 points and 4 rebounds
6. Mike James (185-PG-90) of Panathinaikos - 20 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Ivan Maras (207-PF-86) of Doxa Lefkadas - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Nikola Milutinov (212-C-94) of Olympiacos - 10 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Christos Saloustros (201-SF-90) of Kolossos HH - 15 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Juvonte Reddic (206-F-92) of Kolossos HH - 13 points and 5 rebounds

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



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  HUNGARY  

A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Andrija BOJIC
  Jaszberenyi
  (207-PF-93)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Bojic, Jaszberenyi21.3 
 2. Govens, Falco KC20.6 
 3. Lilov, Szedeak19.3 
 4. Vojvoda, Szolnok18.4 
 5. Frazier, Kaposvari18.4 
 6. Pacher, Vasas17.9 
 7. Ubilla, ZTE K.17.4 
 8. Saddler, Jaszbere.17.3 
 9. Johnson, Sopron KC16.9 
 10. Djerasimovic, KTE-D.16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matt TIBY
  Atomeromu
  (203-F/C-92)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Tiby, Atomeromu8.8 
 2. Hendlein, Kaposvari8.5 
 3. Szabo, ZTE K.8.3 
 4. Sihota, MAFC8.2 
 5. Pacher, Vasas8.0 
 6. Bojic, Jaszberenyi7.9 
 7. Sejfic, PVSK P.7.8 
 8. Watkins, Atomeromu7.8 
 9. Drungilas, ZTE K.7.4 
 10. Ivosev, KTE-Duna7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Emanuel UBILLA
  ZTE K.
  (188-PG-86)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Ubilla, ZTE K.8.3 
 2. Boltic, Szedeak8.0 
 3. Taylor, Vasas7.9 
 4. Battle, Atomeromu7.7 
 5. Petty, Kormend6.2 
 6. Nelson, PVSK P.6.2 
 7. Smith, MAFC6.1 
 8. Govens, Falco KC5.8 
 9. Wisseh, Kaposvari5.8 
 10. Johnson, Sopron KC5.8 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Sopron KC
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Johnson, Sopron KC2.6 
 2. Arrington, Jaszbere.2.2 
 3. Boltic, Szedeak2.1 
 4. Petty, Kormend2.0 
 5. Pongo, KTE-Duna2.0 
 6. Smith, MAFC2.0 
 7. Stamenkovic, Jaszbere.1.9 
 8. Frazier, Kaposvari1.8 
 9. Smith-Jr, Kormend1.7 
 10. Lilov, Szedeak1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Malik COOKE
  Kaposvari
  (201-F-89)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Cooke, Kaposvari1.1 
 2. Zigeranovic, Falco K.0.9 
 3. Juhos, Szedeak0.9 
 4. Keller, Alba0.9 
 5. Wright, Vasas0.8 
 6. Hendlein, Kaposvari0.8 
 7. Ivosev, KTE-Duna0.8 
 8. Benke, ZTE K.0.7 
 9. Simms, Kaposvari0.7 
 10. Cseh, Jaszberenyi0.6 


Best players of Hungarian A Division round 4 (Second Stage) - by Eurobasket News

American Chris Smith (193-G-94, agency: Three Eye Sports) had a great game in the last round for league's leader PVSK Pannon and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4 (Second Stage).
The 22-year old guard had the game-high 36 points for PVSK Pannon in his team's victory, helping them to beat Sopron KC (#5, 13-16) 103-94. It allowed PVSK Pannon to consolidate first place in the Hungarian A Division. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier in Second Stage. PVSK Pannon has a very solid 17-12 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. In the team's last game Smith had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range and got eight three-pointers out of 9 attempts. He turned to be PVSK Pannon's top player in his first season with the team. Utah State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Smith is in league's top in assists (7th best: 1.4apg) and averages solid 43.9% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 30-year old American guard Brandon Johnson (183-G-86, agency: BeoBasket) of Sopron KC. Johnson impressed basketball fans with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Bad luck as Sopron KC lost that game 94-103 to the higher-ranked PVSK Pannon (#1, 17-12). Sopron KC managed to keep the same 5th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 13-16 record. Johnson is one of the most experienced players at Sopron KC and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was American Brent Arrington (190-G-92) of second-ranked Jaszberenyi. Arrington scored 11 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Jaszberenyi, leading his team to a 75-64 win against the lower-ranked Atomeromu (#11, 11-18). The chances of Jaszberenyi not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 20 games, recording just nine victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Arrington could try to bring Jaszberenyi's a little bit higher in the standings. Arrington has a very solid season. In 29 games in Hungary he scored 12.0ppg. He also has 4.8rpg, 3.5apg, 2.2spg and FGP: 52.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ronnie Taylor (187-PG-81) of Vasas - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists
5. Deville Smith (183-PG-91) of MAFC - 23 points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Milos Borisov (201-G/F-85) of Szolnok - 20 points and 10 rebounds
7. Svetozar Stamenkovic (206-F/C-90) of Jaszberenyi - 18 points and 8 rebounds
8. Darrin Govens (185-PG-88) of Falco KC - 27 points and 4 rebounds
9. Matija Poscic (206-C-85) of MAFC - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Marko Boltic (193-G-87) of Szedeak - 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists

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



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  IRAN  


Iranian Superleague round 7 (Second Stage) best performance: Andrew James Ogilvy - by Eurobasket News

Irish-Australian Center Andrew James Ogilvy (211-C-88) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Azad, receiving a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 7 (Second Stage).
The 28-year old player had a double-double of 17 points and 14 rebounds, while his team Azad maintains the 2nd position in their group in Iranian Superleague. Azad is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. But it was their 3rd lost game this season out of 6 games. Ogilvy just recently signed at Azad and just after two games he already turned to be a very valuable addition to the team. Andrew James Ogilvy averages just after two games 15.5ppg and 12.5rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 34-year old American James White (201-F/G-82, agency: Three Eye Sports) of Group 2 leader Petrochimi. White had a very good evening with 24 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists. Of course he led Petrochimi to another comfortable win 80-64 over slightly lower-ranked Azad (#2, 3-3) being unquestionably team leader. Of course Petrochimi still keep Group 1's top spot. His team lost just one game this Second Stage, while they won 5 matches. White is a newcomer at Petrochimi, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was former international center Mohammad Shahsavand (210-C-77) of Gorgan (#5). Shahsavand scored 27 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). Despite Shahsavand's great performance Gorgan lost 71-81 to slightly higher-ranked Chemidor (#3, 3-3). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Gorgan can only dream about fighting for top spots in Group 1. They have extremely bad season and 1-4 record places them at the very bottom of the standings. Too bad for Shahsavand he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Shahsavand has a very solid season. In 18 games in Iran he scored 6.4ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dominique Jones (193-G-88) of Azad - 28 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Daniel Johnson (210-C/F-88) of Petrochimi - 24 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Saeed Davarpanah (190-G/F-87) of Naft Abadan - 21 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Mohammad Hassanzadeh (203-PF-90) of Naft Abadan - 14 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Doron Perkins (189-G-83) of Naft Abadan - 10 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists
9. Asghar Kardoust (212-C-86) of Arak - 9 points and 9 rebounds
10. Amir Sedighi (203-F-93) of Chemidor - 15 points, 8 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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  ISRAEL  

Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Mark LYONS
  Hapoel T-A
  (185-PG-89)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Lyons, Hapoel T-A20.4 
 2. Wyatt, Hapoel H.18.8 
 3. Selby, Maccabi K/G17.1 
 4. Milbourne, Hapoel E.16.9 
 5. Tucker, Hapoel T-A16.7 
 6. Simon, Maccabi .16.6 
 7. Bowman, Maccabi .16.4 
 8. Siggers, Galil Gilboa16.4 
 9. Holloway, Galil G.16.2 
 10. Bell, Hapoel Holon15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karam MASHOUR
  Bnei H.
  (198-F-91)
  Avg: 10
 1. Mashour, Bnei H.10.0 
 2. Holloway, Galil G.9.8 
 3. Atkins, Hapoel Holon8.7 
 4. Adrien, Bnei H.8.1 
 5. Howell, Hapoel T-A7.8 
 6. Cohen, Maccabi .7.6 
 7. Iverson, Maccabi .7.3 
 8. Carmichael, Maccabi .7.3 
 9. Williams, Hapoel T.6.9 
 10. Griffin, Galil Gilboa6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Gregory VARGAS
  Maccabi .
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Vargas, Maccabi .6.7 
 2. Henry, Hapoel Eilat5.9 
 3. Blatt, Hapoel T-A5.8 
 4. Kitchen, Ironi N.5.8 
 5. Mekel, Maccabi T-A5.1 
 6. Taylor, Hapoel Holon5.0 
 7. Lyons, Hapoel T-A4.7 
 8. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .4.7 
 9. Ewing, Maccabi .4.5 
 10. Selby, Maccabi K/G4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Justin CARTER
  Maccabi .
  (193-G/F-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Carter, Maccabi .2.0 
 2. Shuchman, Galil G.1.9 
 3. DiBartolomeo, Maccabi .1.8 
 4. Kinsey, Hapoel J-M1.8 
 5. Vargas, Maccabi .1.8 
 6. Taylor, Maccabi .1.7 
 7. Kitchen, Ironi N.1.7 
 8. Dennis, Bnei H.1.7 
 9. Henry, Hapoel Eilat1.7 
 10. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Eric GRIFFIN
  Galil Gilboa
  (203-F-90)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Griffin, Galil Gilboa1.7 
 2. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat1.6 
 3. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.1.3 
 4. Jones, Hapoel J-M1.2 
 5. Mitchell, Maccabi .1.1 
 6. Adrien, Bnei H.1.1 
 7. Chubrevich, Hapoel H.1.0 
 8. Holloway, Galil G.0.9 
 9. Kelly, Maccabi K/G0.9 
 10. McCrea, Maccabi .0.9 


Stats Leaders - National League

Points Per Game
 Storm WARREN
  Maccabi .
  (201-PF-88)
  Avg: 23.9
 1. Warren, Maccabi .23.9 
 2. Huertas, Hap.Haifa21.8 
 3. Burrows, Hap.Haifa21.7 
 4. Teel, Maccabi H/H20.5 
 5. Pointer, Ironi K-A20.4 
 6. Livingston, Hapoel K.20.4 
 7. Brown, Ironi R.20.2 
 8. Relphorde, Hapoel M.19.9 
 9. Jordan, Galil Elion19.7 
 10. Madden, Hap.R/G.19.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Germain JORDAN
  Galil Elion
  (198-C/F-86)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Jordan, Galil Elion11.6 
 2. Watson, Hapoel K/S11.1 
 3. Warren, Maccabi .11.1 
 4. Livingston, Hapoel K.11.0 
 5. Yates, Macc.Reh.10.4 
 6. Pointer, Ironi K-A10.2 
 7. McShepard, Ironi N.9.9 
 8. Burrows, Hap.Haifa9.8 
 9. Allen, Hapoel B/S9.8 
 10. Gaston, Hapoel M.9.4 
Assists Per Game
 Vernon TEEL
  Maccabi H/H
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Teel, Maccabi H/H7.8 
 2. Nanikashvili, Hap.H.7.0 
 3. Cohen, Hapoel K/S5.9 
 4. Lavie, Maccabi .5.5 
 5. Bet-Yosef, Ironi R.5.4 
 6. Dunne, Ironi N.5.1 
 7. Ainhorn, Ironi K-A4.6 
 8. Salz, Galil Elion4.6 
 9. Hofman, Ironi N.4.5 
 10. Fisher, Hapoel B/S4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Vernon TEEL
  Maccabi H/H
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Teel, Maccabi H/H2.8 
 2. Relphorde, Hapoel M.2.5 
 3. Addison, Macc.Reh.2.5 
 4. Lavie, Maccabi .2.3 
 5. Warren, Maccabi .2.2 
 6. Pointer, Ironi K-A1.9 
 7. Burrows, Hap.Haifa1.9 
 8. Cohen, Hapoel K/S1.8 
 9. Hofman, Ironi N.1.8 
 10. Zoosman, Maccabi .1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Sir''Dominic POINTER
  Ironi K-A
  (198-G/F-92)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Pointer, Ironi K-A2.2 
 2. Watson, Hapoel K/S1.9 
 3. Livingston, Hapoel K.1.8 
 4. Givens, Maccabi .1.5 
 5. Warren, Maccabi .1.4 
 6. Gaston, Hapoel M.1.3 
 7. Joyner, Ironi K-A1.2 
 8. Labanowski, Ironi R.1.2 
 9. Roberts, Ironi N.1.1 
 10. Treadwell, Hapoel A.1.1 


Williams left Hapoel Tel Aviv - by Eurobasket News

28-year old American power forward Darrell Williams (203-111kg-89, college: Texas A&M - Commerce, agency: BeoBasket) left Hapoel Tel-Aviv (Winner League). In 23 games in Israel he recorded 11.7ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.1apg this season.
The last season Williams played at Partizan in Serbian KLS where in 12 games he averaged 9.0ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.3spg. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League 2nd Team. Williams also played 6 games in ABA League where he had 5.5ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.0spg. The other team Williams played that season for was VOO Verviers Pepinster (Scooore League) in Belgium. In 10 games he got impressive 17.2ppg and 10.7rpg.
Williams has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his college team won LSC Tournament in 2015. Williams was also voted Daktronics NCAA D2 All-South Central Region Player of the Year in 2015.
He is a very experienced player.
Williams graduated from Texas A&M - Commerce in 2015 and it is his second season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Williams is a physical specimen, with NBA size and athleticism. He is a beast in the low post and is an above average shooter in the 15 foot range. Where Williams needs to improve is his 3 point shooting. At just above 20%. Williams has shown the ability to knock down some 3's, but just not the ability to do it with consistency. On defense, he has long arms and quick feet, allowing him to guard the 3,4 and 5. His motor and hustle resemble that of Kenneth Faried, but his lack of shot-blocking leave you wanting more. To succeed at the NBA level, Williams will need to show better ball handling and 3 point shooting. He can help a team immediately with rebounding and low post scoring.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ITALY  

Stats Leaders - SerieA

Points Per Game
 Marcus LANDRY
  Brescia
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Landry, Brescia20.1 
 2. Sosa, JuveCaserta19.3 
 3. Johnson, AV Cantu19.2 
 4. Jones, VL Pesaro19.1 
 5. MBaye, Enel B.18.3 
 6. Ragland, Scandone.17.8 
 7. Johnson, Openjobm.17.5 
 8. White, Auxilium TO16.2 
 9. Aradori, Grissin .16.0 
 10. Holloway, Vanoli C.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 O.D. ANOSIKE
  Openjobm.
  (203-F/C-91)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Anosike, Openjobm.11.2 
 2. Jones, VL Pesaro10.0 
 3. Watt, JuveCaserta8.7 
 4. Washington, Auxilium.8.6 
 5. White, Auxilium TO8.2 
 6. Johnson, AV Cantu7.4 
 7. Fesenko, Scandone.7.3 
 8. Nnoko, VL Pesaro7.2 
 9. Thomas, Vanoli CR7.2 
 10. Lawal, Banco d.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Luca VITALI
  Brescia
  (201-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Vitali, Brescia7.3 
 2. Sosa, JuveCaserta5.9 
 3. Wright, Auxilium.5.5 
 4. Dowdell, AV Cantu5.5 
 5. Maynor, Openjobm.5.4 
 6. Moore, The F.5.1 
 7. Ragland, Scandone.5.0 
 8. Craft, Dolomiti.4.7 
 9. Kalnietis, EA7 A.4.6 
 10. Green, Scandone AV4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Aaron CRAFT
  Dolomiti.
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 2
 1. Craft, Dolomiti.2.0 
 2. Sutton, Dolomiti.1.8 
 3. Moss, Brescia1.8 
 4. Bostic, JuveCaserta1.6 
 5. Green, Scandone AV1.6 
 6. Goss, Enel Brindisi1.5 
 7. Ragland, Scandone.1.5 
 8. Lighty, Dolomiti.1.5 
 9. Harrow, VL Pesaro1.4 
 10. Needham, Grissin .1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Riccardo CERVI
  Grissin .
  (214-C-91)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Cervi, Grissin .2.1 
 2. Pelle, Openjobm.2.1 
 3. Watt, JuveCaserta1.7 
 4. Johnson, AV Cantu1.4 
 5. Putney, JuveCaserta1.3 
 6. Biligha, Vanoli CR1.2 
 7. Thomas, Vanoli CR1.2 
 8. Lawal, Banco d.1.2 
 9. MBaye, Enel B.1.0 
 10. Fesenko, Scandone.1.0 


Stats Leaders - Lega2

Points Per Game
 Adam SMITH
  Roseto
  (185-PG-92)
  Avg: 25
 1. Smith, Roseto25.0 
 2. Davis, Jesi24.2 
 3. Golden, Chieti21.3 
 4. Sims, Rieti20.0 
 5. Legion, Viola RC20.0 
 6. Brown, Roma Virtus19.8 
 7. Ferguson, Angelico.19.7 
 8. Bowers, Bondi F.19.7 
 9. Ray, Udine APU18.9 
 10. Harrell, Mens S.18.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mike HALL
  Angelico Biella
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 13.1
 1. Hall, Angelico Biella13.1 
 2. Reynolds, Recanati12.2 
 3. Radic, Viola RC11.4 
 4. Smith, Ravenna9.8 
 5. Poletti, Latina B.9.4 
 6. Mortellaro, Chieti9.4 
 7. Mosley, Legnano9.3 
 8. Perry, Treviso .9.2 
 9. Easley, Eurobask.9.1 
 10. Jones, Piacenza9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Yuval NAIMY
  Scafati
  (188-PG-85)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Naimy, Scafati7.3 
 2. Bowers, Jesi6.2 
 3. Moreno, Bondi F.6.1 
 4. Fantinelli, Treviso .5.6 
 5. Piazza, Agrigento5.4 
 6. Deloach, Eurobask.5.1 
 7. Zanelli, Rieti4.6 
 8. Ferguson, Angelico.4.6 
 9. Roderick, Bondi F.4.5 
 10. Rosselli, Virtus B.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Javonte GREEN
  Alma T.
  (193-F-93)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Green, Alma T.2.8 
 2. Spissu, Virtus B.2.1 
 3. Hasbrouck, Piacenza2.0 
 4. Brown, Roma Virtus2.0 
 5. Fanti, Eurobask.1.9 
 6. Okoye, Udine APU1.9 
 7. Bowers, Jesi1.8 
 8. Smith, Ravenna1.7 
 9. Legion, Viola RC1.7 
 10. Crockett, Unieuro .1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Taylor SMITH
  Ravenna
  (199-F/C-91)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Smith, Ravenna2.8 
 2. Mosley, Legnano2.0 
 3. Pellegrino, Bondi F.1.8 
 4. Reynolds, Recanati1.7 
 5. Bowers, Bondi F.1.3 
 6. Parks, Alma T.1.3 
 7. Ancellotti, Treviso .1.3 
 8. Buford, Agrigento1.1 
 9. Daniels, Mantova1.1 
 10. Easley, Eurobask.1.0 


stats leader

Points Per Game
 Simone PEPE
  Pescara
  (184-G-93)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Pepe, Pescara21.1 
 2. Maggiotto, Senigallia20.0 
 3. Bagnoli, Cassino19.8 
 4. Centanni, Volpino .19.5 
 5. Boffelli, Scauri18.4 
 6. Grilli, Barcellona18.2 
 7. Bolzonella, Varese R.18.2 
 8. Ghersetti, Bergamo17.8 
 9. Zampolli, Matera17.7 
 10. Bisconti, Valmontone17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Simone BAGNOLI
  Cassino
  (205-F/C-81)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Bagnoli, Cassino10.8 
 2. Bozzetto, Crema10.5 
 3. Ravazzini, Matera10.3 
 4. Toscano, Bottegone10.3 
 5. Zanotti, Monteroni10.3 
 6. Chiacig, Taranto10.0 
 7. Di-Donato, Pescara9.2 
 8. Arrigoni, Omegna9.2 
 9. Papa, Teramo8.9 
 10. Di-Carmine, Ortona8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Matias DI MARCO
  San S.
  (180-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Di-Marco, San S.7.4 
 2. Svoboda, Desio6.6 
 3. Losi, Cefalu6.0 
 4. Salari, Isernia5.5 
 5. Maggio, Napoli Cuore5.5 
 6. Sanguinetti, Piacenza5.4 
 7. Bruni, Cecina5.3 
 8. Magini, Firenze Enic5.1 
 9. Rivali, Montegrano5.0 
 10. Bottioni, Campli5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ferdinando NASELLO
  Siena Virtus
  (194-G-95)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Nasello, Siena Virtus2.5 
 2. Realini, Domodossola2.3 
 3. Demartini, Vicenza2.3 
 4. Chiappelli, Reggio E.2.2 
 5. Stefanelli, San M.2.1 
 6. Busco, Patti1.9 
 7. Bonfiglio, Piombino1.9 
 8. Gasparin, Omegna1.9 
 9. Ricci, Giulianova1.9 
 10. Balanzoni, Lecco1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Diego CORRAL
  Omegna
  (205-C-86)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Corral, Omegna1.3 
 2. Zanotti, Monteroni1.1 
 3. Galmarini, Firenze .1.1 
 4. Laguzzi, Sestu1.0 
 5. Lucarelli, Fiorentina1.0 
 6. Capitanelli, Pescara1.0 
 7. Ferrara, Padova1.0 
 8. Mastroianni, Napoli C.0.9 
 9. Chiacig, Taranto0.8 
 10. Bozzetto, Crema0.8 


Best players of Italian Serie B round 28 - by Eurobasket News

Daniele Toscano (196-SF-93, agency: Players Group) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Bottegone and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Serie B Player of the Week award for round 28.
The 23-year old had a double-double of 21 points and thirteen rebounds, while his team beat Moncalieri (#1, 19-8) 73-67. Bottegone is placed at 7th position in their group in Italian Serie B. Bottegone 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 15-13 record. In the team's last game Toscano had a remarkable 70.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Bottegone's top player in his first season with the team. Toscano has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (4th best: 10.3rpg).

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 23-year old forward Marco Mollura (196-F-93) of Cefalu. Mollura impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 25 points and 18 rebounds. Bad luck as Cefalu lost that game 82-90 to the higher-ranked Palestrina (#2, 22-7). Cefalu managed to keep the same 9th spot in Group C. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 13-14 record. Mollura is one of the most experienced players at Cefalu and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was former international Luca Bisconti (206-C/F-82) of Valmontone (#3). Bisconti scored 27 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Despite Bisconti's great performance Valmontone lost 73-80 to #1 ranked Napoli Cuore. But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Valmontone needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams in Group C. Their record is 21 victories and 7 lost games. Bisconti has a great season in Italy. After 28 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.9ppg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Nicolas Morici (193-G-94) of Catanzaro - 22 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Alessandro Azzaro (197-F-93) of Taranto - 22 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Santiago Boffelli (197-G/F-83) of Scauri - 31 points
7. Simone Tomasini (196-G-93) of Sangiorgese - 21 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists
8. Federico Bolzonella (184-PG-84) of Varese Robur - 23 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Franco Migliori (199-F/G-82) of Venafro - 30 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Francesco Foiera (207-C-75) of Rimini - 17 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists

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



Serie A Round 27: #1 Armani Milano is defeated by Enel Brindisi - by Eurobasket News

The teams have now bigger motivation at this stage of Regular Season. Every game can be crucial and decide about teams' position at the end of Regular Season.

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Armani Milano (21-6) on the court of ninth ranked Enel Brindisi on Saturday night. Visitors were edged by Enel Brindisi 70-68. Armani Milano was trailing by 3 points at halftime but managed to get 3-point lead after three quarters before a 17-12 charge of Enel Brindisi, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 19 Armani Milano turnovers. It was a great evening for American point guard Phil Goss (188-83, college: Drexel) who led his team to a victory scoring 16 points and 5 rebounds. Senegalese-French forward Amath MBaye (206-89, college: Oklahoma) helped adding 9 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. The best for the losing side was American-Georgian guard Richard Hickman (189-85, college: NC-Greensboro) with 9 points and 8 rebounds. Armani Milano's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Enel Brindisi (13-14) moved-up to eighth place, which they share with The Flexx PT. Defending champion Armani Milano still keeps top position with six games lost. Enel Brindisi is looking forward to face Juvecaserta (#14) in Caserta in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Armani Milano will play at home against Grissin Bon RE (#5) and is hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Cantu. Thirteenth ranked AV Cantu (11-16) saved a 2-point victory at home edging higher ranked The Flexx PT (13-14) 73-71 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of The Flexx PT. It was an exceptional evening for American power forward JaJuan Johnson (208-89, college: Purdue) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). Zabian Dowdell accounted for 25 points and 6 rebounds. American point guard Ronald Moore (183-88, college: Siena) came up with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for The Flexx PT in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. AV Cantu maintains thirteenth place with 11-16 record. The Flexx PT at the other side keeps the eighth position with 14 games lost. They share it with Enel Brindisi. AV Cantu will play against bottom-ranked Vanoli Cremona (#16) on the road in the next round. The Flexx PT will play against VL Pesaro (#15) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Varese between Openjobmetis VA and Dolomiti En. TR. Twelfth ranked Openjobmetis VA (12-15) got a very close home victory over higher ranked Dolomiti En. TR (15-12). Openjobmetis VA managed to escape with a 3-point win 83-80 on Saturday evening. Americans were the main players on the court. The best player for the winners was Dominique Johnson who scored 19 points. Openjobmetis VA's coach Attilio Caja used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was Aaron Craft who recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists. Openjobmetis VA moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Brescia and Auxilium TO. Loser Dolomiti En. TR dropped to the sixth position with 12 games lost. Openjobmetis VA will meet league's second-placed Umana Venezia on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Dolomiti En. TR will play against Brescia (#11) and hope to secure a win.
Fifteenth ranked VL Pesaro (9-18) crushed at home 14th ranked Juvecaserta (10-17) by 16 points 83-67, which is the biggest margin this round. It was a good game for Rotnei Clarke who led his team to a victory with 19 points and 4 assists. VL Pesaro's coach Spiro Leka used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. VL Pesaro maintains fifteenth place with 9-18 record. Juvecaserta at the other side keeps the fourteenth position with 17 games lost. VL Pesaro's next round opponent will be higher ranked The Flexx PT (#8) in Pistoia and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 27: Auxilium TO lost to Grissin Bon RE on the opponent's court 80-91. Banco di Srd managed to outperform Betaland Cdo in a home game 74-64. Bottom-ranked Vanoli CR recorded a loss to Scandone AV on the road 85-78. Brescia was defeated by Umana VE on its own court 79-84.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists by Pietro Aradori of Grissin Bon RE.

Grissin Bon RE - Auxilium TO 91-80

Very expected game in Reggio Emilia where 11th ranked Auxilium TO (12-15) was defeated by sixth ranked Grissin Bon RE (16-11) 91-80. It looked good early as Auxilium TO took a 12-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Grissin Bon RE took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 11 points. They dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Auxilium TO's 26 and made 27-of-33 charity shots (81.8 percent) during the game. 27 personal fouls committed by Auxilium TO helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for the former international Pietro Aradori (194-88) who led his team to a victory with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. International forward Achille Polonara (203-91) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Grissin Bon RE's coach Massimiliano Menetti allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American DJ White (206-86, college: Indiana) answered with 16 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import forward Jamil Wilson (201-90, college: Marquette) added 15 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Auxilium TO. Five Grissin Bon RE and four Auxilium TO players scored in double figures. Grissin Bon RE have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Banco di Srd. Auxilium TO lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with 15 games lost. Grissin Bon RE's next round opponent will be league's leader Armani Milano on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Auxilium TO will play against Banco di Srd (#4) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Auxilium TO: T.Harvey 17+2reb+2ast, D.White 16+7reb+2ast, J.Wilson 15+5reb+3ast, D.Okeke 10+3reb, V.Mazzola 8+7reb, M.Alibegovic 6+1reb
Grissin Bon RE: P.Aradori 22+7reb+4ast, A.Polonara 15+13reb+3ast, A.Della Valle 12+2reb, R.Kaukenas 11+2reb+4ast, D.Needham 10+4reb+2ast, J.Reynolds 8+3reb
gschID: 482065


VL Pesaro - JuveCaserta 83-67

Fifteenth ranked VL Pesaro (9-18) crushed at home 14th ranked Juvecaserta (10-17) by 16 points 83-67, which is the biggest margin this round. The game was mostly controlled by VL Pesaro. Juvecaserta was better in third quarter 16-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 18-of-23 charity shots (78.3 percent) during the game. It was a good game for American point guard Rotnei Clarke (183-89, college: Butler) who led his team to a victory with 19 points and 4 assists. Cameroonian center Landry Nnoko (208-94, college: Clemson) contributed with 9 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Four VL Pesaro players scored in double figures. VL Pesaro's coach Spiro Leka used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Mitchell Watt (208-89, college: Buffalo) answered with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) and Swedish Viktor Gaddefors (201-92, agency: Interperformances) added 14 points in the effort for Juvecaserta. VL Pesaro maintains fifteenth place with 9-18 record. Juvecaserta at the other side keeps the fourteenth position with 17 games lost. VL Pesaro's next round opponent will be higher ranked The Flexx PT (#8) in Pistoia and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
JuveCaserta: M.Watt 19+12reb, V.Gaddefors 14+4reb+1ast, J.Bostic 8+1reb+2ast, Y.Diawara 7+5reb+1ast, M.Giuri 6+4reb+3ast, R.Putney 6+6reb
VL Pesaro: J.Hazell 20+1reb+1ast, R.Clarke 19+4reb+4ast, M.Thornton 14+3reb+2ast, J.Jones 13+11reb, L.Nnoko 9+14reb+2ast, S.Jasaitis 6+1reb
gschID: 482064


Banco di Srd - Betaland Cdo 74-64

Rather predictable result in Sassari where fourth ranked Banco di Srd (16-11) defeated 7th ranked Betaland Cdo (14-13) 74-64. Betaland Cdo was ahead by 5 points at the halftime before a 41-26 second half run of Banco di Srd. It was a good game for Croatian point guard Rok Stipcevic (185-86, agency: Alti Sport) who led his team to a victory with 20 points. Serbian Dusko Savanovic (204-83, agency: BeoBasket) contributed with 9 points for the winners. Banco di Srd's coach Federico Pasquini allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Serbian guard Milenko Tepic (202-87, agency: BeoBasket) answered with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds and Serbian guard Vojislav Stojanovic (199-97) added 12 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 blocks in the effort for Betaland Cdo. Four Betaland Cdo players scored in double figures. Banco di Srd have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 16-11 record, which they share with Grissin Bon RE. Betaland Cdo lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 13 games lost. Banco di Srd's next round opponent will be Auxilium TO (#10) in Torino which should be theoretically an easy game. Betaland Cdo will play at home against Scandone AV and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Betaland Cdo: N.Ivanovic 15+2reb+1ast, M.Tepic 13+11reb+3ast, V.Stojanovic 12+8reb+6ast, D.Diener 11+2reb+1ast, A.Iannuzzi 9+4reb+3ast, M.Delas 4+3reb+2ast
Banco di Srd: R.Stipcevic 20+2reb+3ast, J.Carter 10+3reb, D.Savanovic 9+4reb+2ast, D.Bell 8+1reb+2ast, T.Lydeka 7+8reb, G.Lawal 6+7reb
gschID: 482063


Openjobmetis V. - Dolomiti En. TR 83-80

A very close game took place in Varese between Openjobmetis VA and Dolomiti En. TR. Twelfth ranked Openjobmetis VA (12-15) got a very close home victory over higher ranked Dolomiti En. TR (15-12). Openjobmetis VA managed to escape with a 3-point win 83-80 on Saturday evening. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 29-23 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Americans were the main players on the court. The best player for the winners was Dominique Johnson (192-87, college: Azusa Pacific, agency: Higher Vision Sports) who scored 19 points. Point guard Eric Maynor (191-87, college: VCU) chipped in 17 points. Openjobmetis VA's coach Attilio Caja used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Aaron Craft (188-91, college: Ohio St.) who recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists and swingman Dominique Sutton (198-86, college: N.C.Central) added 18 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Openjobmetis VA moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Brescia and Auxilium TO. Loser Dolomiti En. TR dropped to the sixth position with 12 games lost. Openjobmetis VA will meet league's second-placed Umana Venezia on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Dolomiti En. TR will play against Brescia (#11) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Dolomiti En. TR: D.Sutton 18+8reb, A.Craft 16+6reb+10ast, D.Flaccadori 15, S.Shields 8+2reb+1ast, J.Gomes 8+7reb, A.Forray 6+4reb
Openjobmetis V.: D.Johnson 19+3reb+2ast, E.Maynor 17+4reb+3ast, N.Pelle 12+4reb, C.Eyenga 9+3reb+2ast, O.Anosike 9+13reb+1ast, D.Cavaliero 6+4reb+4ast
gschID: 482062


AV Cantu - The Flexx PT 73-71

Important game to mention about took place in Cantu. Thirteenth ranked AV Cantu (11-16) saved a 2-point victory at home edging higher ranked The Flexx PT (13-14) 73-71 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of The Flexx PT. The Flexx PT was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 40-36 second half run of AV Cantu. They outrebounded The Flexx PT 39-26 including a 17-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was an exceptional evening for American power forward JaJuan Johnson (208-89, college: Purdue) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). His fellow American import point guard Zabian Dowdell (191-84, college: Virginia Tech, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) accounted for 25 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. American point guard Ronald Moore (183-88, college: Siena) came up with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international center Andrea Crosariol (212-84, college: Fair Dickinson) added 13 points and 4 assists respectively for The Flexx PT in the defeat. Four The Flexx PT players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. AV Cantu maintains thirteenth place with 11-16 record. The Flexx PT at the other side keeps the eighth position with 14 games lost. They share it with Enel Brindisi. AV Cantu will play against bottom-ranked Vanoli Cremona (#16) on the road in the next round. The Flexx PT will play against VL Pesaro (#15) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
The Flexx PT: M.Jenkins 14+4reb+1ast, A.Crosariol 13+4reb+4ast, N.Boothe 13+2reb+2ast, R.Moore 13+5reb+4ast, T.Petteway 9+3reb+2ast, D.Magro 5+3reb
AV Cantu: J.Johnson 27+10reb, Z.Dowdell 25+6reb+3ast, U.Slokar 5+5reb, D.Cournooh 5+3reb+2ast, F.Pilepic 5+2reb+1ast, S.Parrillo 4+6reb+3ast
gschID: 482061


Scandone AV - Vanoli CR 85-78

Not a big story in a game in Avellino where 16th ranked Vanoli Cremona (7-20) was defeated by third ranked Scandone AV (17-10) 85-78. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Vanoli Cremona won third quarter 24-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Scandone AV players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. It was a good game for American-Polish guard David Logan (185-82, college: Indianapolis) who led his team to a victory with 25 points and 5 assists. American forward Adonis Thomas (198-93, college: Memphis) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Scandone AV's coach Stefano Sacripanti let to play all 12 players and allowed the starting five to rest. American swingman Paul Harris (193-86, college: Syracuse) answered with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds and the other American import point guard Darius Johnson-Odom (187-89, college: Marquette, agency: BeoBasket) added 21 points and 4 assists in the effort for Vanoli Cremona. Scandone AV maintains third place with 17-10 record having four points less than leader EA7 Armani. Vanoli Cremona at the other side stay at the bottom position with 20 games lost. Scandone AV's next round opponent will be Betaland Cdo (#7) in Capo d'Orlando. Vanoli Cremona will play at home against AV Cantu (#13) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Vanoli CR: D.Johnson-Odom 21+1reb+4ast, P.Harris 14+13reb+2ast, P.Biligha 9+6reb, M.Carlino 8+1reb+1ast, E.Turner 7+3reb+2ast, R.Gaspardo 7+4reb+1ast
Scandone AV: D.Logan 25+2reb+5ast, A.Thomas 19+2reb+2ast, L.Randolph 8+6reb+2ast, M.Cusin 8+9reb, J.Ragland 8+3reb+4ast, R.Obasohan 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 482060


Brescia - Umana VE 79-84

Everything went according to plan when second ranked Umana Venezia (18-9) beat on the road 10th ranked Brescia (12-15) 84-79. Brescia was ahead by 4 points at the halftime before a 32-15 third quarter run of Umana Venezia. They made 18-of-20 charity shots (90.0 percent) during the game. It was a good game for Canadian-Nigerian forward Melvin Ejim (200-91, college: Iowa St.) who led his team to a victory with 24 points and 9 rebounds. Greek-American swingman Michael Bramos (196-87, college: Miami, OH) contributed with 12 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Umana Venezia's coach Walter De Raffaele allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American forward Marcus Landry (201-85, college: Wisconsin) answered with 32 points and the other American import David Moss (196-83, college: Indiana St.) added 10 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Brescia. Umana Venezia maintains second place with 18-9 record having just three points less than leader EA7 Armani. Newly promoted Brescia keeps the tenth position with 15 games lost. Umana Venezia's next round opponent will be Openjobmetis VA (#12) in Varese and are hoping to win another game. Brescia will play on the road against Dolomiti En. TR in Trento and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Brescia: M.Landry 32+4reb, D.Moss 10+7reb+4ast, L.Moore 10+6reb+3ast, L.Vitali 9+2reb+5ast, J.Berggren 8+3reb, C.Burns 5+5reb
Umana VE: M.Ejim 24+9reb+1ast, M.Bramos 12+5reb+2ast, A.Filloy 12+1ast, S.Tonut 10+1ast, M.Haynes 8+2reb+5ast, B.Ortner 6+8reb+2ast
gschID: 482059


Enel Brindisi - EA7 Armani 70-68

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Armani Milano (21-6) on the court of ninth ranked Enel Brindisi on Saturday night. Visitors were edged by Enel Brindisi 70-68. Armani Milano was trailing by 3 points at halftime but managed to get 3-point lead after three quarters before a 17-12 charge of Enel Brindisi, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 19 Armani Milano turnovers. It was a great evening for American point guard Phil Goss (188-83, college: Drexel) who led his team to a victory scoring 16 points and 5 rebounds. Senegalese-French forward Amath MBaye (206-89, college: Oklahoma) helped adding 9 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. The best for the losing side was American-Georgian guard Richard Hickman (189-85, college: NC-Greensboro) with 9 points and 8 rebounds and Serbian Milan Macvan (206-89) scored 11 points. Armani Milano's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Enel Brindisi (13-14) moved-up to eighth place, which they share with The Flexx PT. Defending champion Armani Milano still keeps top position with six games lost. Enel Brindisi is looking forward to face Juvecaserta (#14) in Caserta in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Armani Milano will play at home against Grissin Bon RE (#5) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
EA7 Armani: M.Macvan 11+4reb+3ast, R.Sanders 9+5reb+2ast, R.Hickman 9+8reb+2ast, S.Fontecchio 8+2reb, A.Abass 8+1reb, A.Cinciarini 7+4reb+1ast
Enel Brindisi: P.Goss 16+5reb+1ast, R.Carter 14+4reb+1ast, S.Samuels 9+3reb, A.M'Baye 9+7reb+5ast, N.Moore 8+1reb, K.Joseph 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 482058





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Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague

Points Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F-85)
  Avg: 27.6
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba BT27.6 
 2. Gardner, Niigata .21.8 
 3. Chapman, Niigata .19.3 
 4. Mavunga, Shiga L.19.1 
 5. White, Sendai18.9 
 6. Childress, Sanen18.9 
 7. Stone, Chiba Jets17.8 
 8. Garrett, Toyota A.17.8 
 9. Rossiter, Tochigi .17.4 
 10. Gillenwater, Toyota A.17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ROSSITER
  Tochigi .
  (204-F/C-89)
  Avg: 13.6
 1. Rossiter, Tochigi .13.6 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT12.5 
 3. Butts, SeaHorses11.8 
 4. Harrellson, Osaka E.11.7 
 5. Childress, Sanen9.6 
 6. Willard, Toyama G.9.4 
 7. Spangler, Toshi.9.1 
 8. Sacre, Hitachi SR8.9 
 9. Takeuchi, Toyota A.8.8 
 10. Miller, Hokkaido L.8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Naoki UTO
  Toyama G.
  (188-F-91)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Uto, Toyama G.4.3 
 2. Sakuragi, SeaHorses4.2 
 3. Namizato, Shiga L.4.1 
 4. Togashi, Chiba Jets4.1 
 5. Garrett, Toyota A.3.9 
 6. Suzuki, Sanen3.8 
 7. Igarashi, Niigata .3.5 
 8. Tabuse, Tochigi .3.4 
 9. Sakurai, Hokkaido.3.4 
 10. Mavunga, Shiga L.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Kenta HIROSE
  Hitachi SR
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Hirose, Hitachi SR1.9 
 2. Vendrame, Hitac.1.8 
 3. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.8 
 4. Rossiter, Tochigi .1.7 
 5. Palmer, Akita NH1.6 
 6. Parker, Chiba Jets1.6 
 7. Tanaka, Toyota A.1.6 
 8. Hatakeyama, Niigata .1.6 
 9. Garrett, Toyota A.1.4 
 10. Brown, Hitachi SR1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Josh HARRELLSON
  Osaka E.
  (208-F-89)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Harrellson, Osaka E.1.9 
 2. Chapman, Niigata .1.8 
 3. Parker, Chiba Jets1.7 
 4. Miller, Hokkaido L.1.7 
 5. Armstrong, Chiba J.1.4 
 6. Edwards, SeaHorses1.2 
 7. Childress, Sanen1.2 
 8. Nephawe, Sendai1.1 
 9. Bachynski, Nagoya D.1.1 
 10. Pittman, Toyama G.1.1 


JBL2 stats leaders

Points Per Game
 Kyle RICHARDSON
  Otsuka A.
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 18.2
 1. Richardson, Otsuka A.18.2 
 2. Peppers, Fukuoka .17.4 
 3. Bryan-A., Fukuoka .16.9 
 4. Fitzgerald, Kanazawa.16.9 
 5. Jennings, Saitama .16.6 
 6. Harper, Tokyo HT14.9 
 7. Osamuakira, Tokyo B.14.8 
 8. Wade, Saitama .14.4 
 9. Raymond, Otsuka A.14.0 
 10. Kumazawa, Aisin AW13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kyle RICHARDSON
  Otsuka A.
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Richardson, Otsuka A.10.7 
 2. Kendrick, Toyoda G.10.2 
 3. McElroy, Tokyo C.10.0 
 4. Anderson, Tokyo C.9.9 
 5. Pomare, Kanazawa.9.8 
 6. Butch, Fukuoka .9.4 
 7. Slawson, Tokyo C.9.3 
 8. Harper, Tokyo HT8.8 
 9. Jones, Tokyo HT8.0 
 10. Morris, Tokyo HT8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Kyouhei KUMAZAWA
  Aisin AW
  (180-G-88)
  Avg: 4
 1. Kumazawa, Aisin AW4.0 
 2. Hasegawa, Otsuka A.3.5 
 3. Sumihiro, Toyoda G.3.4 
 4. Yonamine, Kanazawa.3.2 
 5. Tsukino, Kanazawa.2.9 
 6. Kato, Aisin AW2.8 
 7. Yamashita, Fukuoka .2.7 
 8. Narumi, Tokyo HT2.7 
 9. Oogane, Tokyo HT2.6 
 10. Osamuakira, Tokyo B.2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Brennan MCELROY
  Tokyo C.
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. McElroy, Tokyo C.3.1 
 2. Ikeda, Tokyo HT1.9 
 3. Yamashita, Fukuoka .1.8 
 4. Ito, Tokyo Big Blue1.7 
 5. Kano, Fukuoka .1.5 
 6. Jennings, Saitama .1.5 
 7. Oogane, Tokyo HT1.5 
 8. Slawson, Tokyo C.1.4 
 9. Murray, Tokyo C.1.4 
 10. Kato, Aisin AW1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Matthew KENDRICK
  Toyoda G.
  (215-C-90)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Kendrick, Toyoda G.1.7 
 2. Anderson, Tokyo C.1.5 
 3. Bryan-A., Fukuoka .1.3 
 4. Harper, Tokyo HT1.3 
 5. Pomare, Kanazawa.1.2 
 6. Tate, Saitama .0.9 
 7. Slawson, Tokyo C.0.8 
 8. Heath, Tokyo C.0.8 
 9. Jones, Tokyo HT0.8 
 10. Morris, Tokyo HT0.7 



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Urim ZENELAJ
  Ylli
  (213-C-91)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Zenelaj, Ylli21.3 
 2. Kovaqi, Vellaznimi20.3 
 3. Qallaku, Vellaznimi18.8 
 4. Veseli, Peja17.3 
 5. Hajrizi, Sigal P.17.1 
 6. Zekiqi, Trepca16.2 
 7. Matoshi, Vellaznimi15.5 
 8. Wise, Trepca15.0 
 9. Grosha, Ylli14.7 
 10. Locke, Bashkimi14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Urim ZENELAJ
  Ylli
  (213-C-91)
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Zenelaj, Ylli14.5 
 2. Dahlman, Peja8.1 
 3. Sinani, Bashkimi7.5 
 4. Locke, Bashkimi7.1 
 5. Matoshi, Vellaznimi6.8 
 6. Grosha, Ylli6.6 
 7. Kapiti, Kerasan6.2 
 8. Qallaku, Vellaznimi6.0 
 9. Veseli, Peja5.8 
 10. Scott, Trepca5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Fisnik JUNIKU
  Vellaznimi
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Juniku, Vellaznimi7.7 
 2. Morina, Ylli6.0 
 3. Wise, Trepca4.7 
 4. Ahmetbasic, Peja4.4 
 5. Mekaj, Peja4.4 
 6. Scott, Trepca4.0 
 7. Deihl, Rahoveci3.6 
 8. Hinds, Sigal P.3.3 
 9. Hajrizi, Sigal P.3.1 
 10. Bunjaku, Rahoveci2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Altin MORINA
  Ylli
  (194-PG-94)
  Avg: 2
 1. Morina, Ylli2.0 
 2. Hajrizi, Sigal P.1.8 
 3. Deihl, Rahoveci1.7 
 4. Kovaqi, Vellaznimi1.7 
 5. Juniku, Vellaznimi1.7 
 6. Hinds, Sigal P.1.4 
 7. Wise, Trepca1.4 
 8. Qallaku, Vellaznimi1.3 
 9. Reed, Peja1.3 
 10. Tmusic, Bashkimi1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Dardan KAPITI
  Kerasan
  (204-F/C-0)
  Avg: 2
 1. Kapiti, Kerasan2.0 
 2. Zenelaj, Ylli1.6 
 3. Zeka, Vellaznimi0.9 
 4. Reed, Peja0.8 
 5. Stutz, Trepca0.7 
 6. Veseli, Peja0.6 
 7. Sinani, Bashkimi0.5 
 8. Grosha, Ylli0.5 
 9. Matoshi, Vellaznimi0.5 
 10. Zekiqi, Trepca0.5 



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Guiness-29 hand Tulpar their first loss - by Eurobasket News

Guiness-29 hand Tulpar their first loss in the League. They used a 15-7 final push in the last period for a final 79-68 win. Guiness-29 improved to an 11-0 record on top, while Tulpar dropped at 9-1 record. Politekhnik meanwhile improved to the same undefeated record beating KRSU123-66.
In another games Manas beat Naryn 92-36 and Tulpar-SKIF 2 lost to Alga 34-61.



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Tyler LARSON
  Barons Riga
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 16.9
 1. Larson, Barons Riga16.9 
 2. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.15.0 
 3. Blums, VEF Riga14.9 
 4. Griffin, Liepaja/.14.6 
 5. Pitts, Valmiera14.6 
 6. Ausejs, Liepaja/.13.8 
 7. Jogela, Barons Riga13.7 
 8. Laksa, Valmiera13.6 
 9. Stumbris, Jekabpils13.6 
 10. Geks, Barons Riga13.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Davis ROZITIS
  Barons Riga
  (215-C-90)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Rozitis, Barons Riga8.8 
 2. Iljins, Jurmala8.5 
 3. Krestinin, Barons R.8.0 
 4. Montgomery, Liepaja/.7.6 
 5. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.7.2 
 6. Selakovs, Jekabpils7.1 
 7. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils7.1 
 8. Jonats, Valmiera6.9 
 9. Strelnieks, Jurmala6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.6.9 
 2. Jeromanovs, Jurma.6.2 
 3. Sirsnins, Jekabpils6.0 
 4. Pitts, Valmiera5.7 
 5. Plavnieks, BK Ogre5.7 
 6. Gaddy, VEF Riga5.4 
 7. Vitols, BK Ogre4.9 
 8. Birkans, LU4.4 
 9. Larson, Barons Riga4.3 
 10. Richard, VEF Riga4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.2.3 
 2. Skele, VEF Riga1.8 
 3. Pitts, Valmiera1.7 
 4. Richard, VEF Riga1.6 
 5. Krestinin, Barons R.1.6 
 6. Campbell, Ventspils1.6 
 7. Gaddy, VEF Riga1.5 
 8. Larson, Barons Riga1.4 
 9. Jeromanovs, Jurma.1.4 
 10. Sirsnins, Jekabpils1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Davis ROZITIS
  Liepaja/.
  (215-C-90)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Rozitis, Liepaja/.1.1 
 2. Krestinin, Barons R.1.0 
 3. Grazulis, Ventspils1.0 
 4. Iljins, Jurmala1.0 
 5. Selakovs, Jekabpils0.8 
 6. Montgomery, Liepaja/.0.8 
 7. Zvigurs, Valka/Va.0.8 
 8. Berzins, Valmiera0.7 
 9. Rozitis, Jurmala0.7 


LBL2 Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Victories for Turiba and ViA - by Eurobasket News

Turiba - Jelgava 85-77

Turiba outscored Jelgava to gain the lead in the series. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 27-11. But Jelgava won second period 28-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Turiba made 17-of-21 charity shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Power forward Rihards Adins (200-94) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 13 rebounds for the winners and point guard Arnis Ate (182-94) chipped in 11 points and 4 assists. Turiba's coach Ziedonis Jansons allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side guard Kalvis Krumins (185-90) responded with 22 points and 5 rebounds and center Ronalds Elksnis (203-92, college: John Brown) scored 14 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws). Five Turiba and four Jelgava players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Turiba: R.Adins 24+13reb+2ast, D.Muiznieks 14+1reb+3ast, A.Ate 11+3reb+4ast, A.Blumbergs 11+5reb+2ast, E.Endzels 11+3reb+2ast, E.Miculis 10+5reb+1ast
Jelgava: K.Krumins 22+5reb+2ast, G.Justovics 14+1reb+1ast, R.Elksnis 14+6reb+1ast, A.Justovics 14+3reb+3ast, J.Berzins 7+3reb+1ast, T.Bititis 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 543903


Kekava - ViA 72-84

ViA upset Kekava on the road in the opener. The guests trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 31-9 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. ViA looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by Kekava helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Toms Kohanovs (191-96) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points, 8 rebounds and 12 assists. Forward Klavs Dubults (198-96) contributed with 10 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four ViA players scored in double figures. ViA's coach Roberts Zeile used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Nauris Miezis (189-91) answered with 32 points and 6 rebounds and forward Niks Saknitis (203-92) added 17 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Kekava.
Top scorers:
ViA: T.Kohanovs 19+8reb+12ast, O.Grinbergs 11+3reb+3ast, K.Dubults 10+8reb+1ast, M.Riekstins 10+6reb+1ast, V.Veveris 9+3reb+1ast, E.Ivanovs 9+1reb+1ast
Kekava: N.Miezis 32+6reb+3ast, N.Saknitis 17+5reb+1ast, M.Steinbergs 8+5reb+6ast, A.Cavars 5+8reb+4ast, M.Gundegs 4+4reb+3ast, K.Steinbergs 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 543902





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  LEBANON  


Lebanese Pepsi LBL round 6 (Second Stage) best performance: Calvin Godfrey - by Eurobasket News

American Forward Calvin Godfrey (206-F-90) had an amazing evening in the last round for Sagesse, receiving a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 6 (Second Stage).
The 26-year old player had a double-double of 27 points and 17 rebounds, while his team beat Louaize (#3, 11-13) 88-81. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Sagesse maintains the 4th position in Lebanese Pepsi LBL. Sagesse is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. But it was their 16th lost game this season out of 24 games. Godfrey just recently signed at Sagesse, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Former University of Memphis star has very solid stats this year. Godfrey is in league's top in rebounds (6th best: 9.9rpg) and averages impressive 2.1bpg and 58.7% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 26-year old American Daniel Orton (208-F-90) of Champville. Orton had a very good evening with a double-double of 19 points and 13 rebounds. Bad luck as Champville lost that game 81-86 to slightly higher-ranked Tadamon (#3, 10-14). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Champville still maintains its place in the top 4 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 9-15 record. Orton is one of the most experienced players at Champville and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was Nigerian forward Alade Aminu (210-F/C-87, agency: Three Eye Sports) of league's top team Al Riyadi. Aminu scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He was a key player of Al Riyadi, leading his team to a 88-82 win against #2 ranked Moutahed. Al Riyadi confirms their top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 18 victories and 6 lost games. Aminu has a great season in Lebanon. After 24 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 9.3rpg (8th best). He also has 1.2bpg and FGP: 56.5%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Wendell Lewis (208-C-89) of Louaize - 24 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Mile Ilic (215-C-84) of Tadamon - 21 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Branko Cvetkovic (200-F/G-84) of Al Riyadi - 19 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Dewarick Spencer (192-G-82) of Moutahed - 24 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Kevin Galloway (200-PG-88) of Homenetmen - 15 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists
9. Ahmad Ismail (205-F/C-76) of Al Riyadi - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Michael Efevberha (193-G-84) of Sagesse - 29 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists

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



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Stats Leaders - LKL

Points Per Game
 David LOGAN
  Lietuvos.
  (185-G-82)
  Avg: 15.6
 1. Logan, Lietuvos.15.6 
 2. Lavrinovic, Lietkabe.13.7 
 3. Baron, Neptunas13.6 
 4. Sulskis, Juventus13.2 
 5. Low, P.Zvaigzdes13.1 
 6. Delininkaiti., Vytau.13.0 
 7. Diggs, Juventus13.0 
 8. Zabas, P.Zvaigzdes12.9 
 9. Olisevicius, P.Zvaigz.12.3 
 10. Korenyuk, Siauliai12.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Drew GORDON
  Lietuvos.
  (205-F-90)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Gordon, Lietuvos.8.1 
 2. Guscikas, Dzukija7.8 
 3. Kazakauskas, Dzuki.7.5 
 4. Cepukaitis, Juven.6.7 
 5. Gudaitis, Lietuvos.6.5 
 6. Echodas, Siauliai6.0 
 7. Smiljanic, Nevezis5.9 
 8. Grant, Neptunas5.6 
 9. Kacinas, Neptunas5.4 
 10. Korenyuk, Siauliai5.4 
Assists Per Game
 Toni PROSTRAN
  Nevezis
  (182-G-91)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Prostran, Nevezis6.9 
 2. Low, P.Zvaigzdes6.8 
 3. Drew II, Neptunas5.6 
 4. Sabeckis, Siauliai5.4 
 5. Diggs, Juventus5.3 
 6. Williams, Lietkabelis4.6 
 7. Hernandez, Dzukija4.1 
 8. Lekavicius, Zalgiris4.0 
 9. Logan, Lietuvos.3.8 
 10. Pangos, Zalgiris3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Mindaugas LUKAUSKIS
  Lietkabe.
  (198-G-79)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Lukauskis, Lietkabe.1.7 
 2. Sabeckis, Siauliai1.6 
 3. Diggs, Juventus1.6 
 4. Low, P.Zvaigzdes1.5 
 5. Love-Roberts, Nevez.1.5 
 6. Giedraitis, Lietuvos.1.4 
 7. Williams, Lietkabelis1.4 
 8. Zabas, P.Zvaigzdes1.4 
 9. Lipkevicius, Vytautas1.3 
 10. Sulskis, Juventus1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Andriy AGAFONOV
  P.Zvaigz.
  (208-PF-86)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Agafonov, P.Zvaigz.1.4 
 2. Gudaitis, Lietuvos.1.4 
 3. Galdikas, Juventus1.2 
 4. Cepukaitis, Juven.1.0 
 5. Balashov, P.Zvaigz.1.0 
 6. Lavrinovic, Lietkabe.0.9 
 7. Lima, Zalgiris0.9 
 8. Hartenstein, Zalgiris0.8 
 9. Skucas, Lietkabelis0.8 
 10. Lapeta, Lietuvos.0.8 


Stats Leaders - NKL

Points Per Game
 Jonathan HUDSON
  Palanga
  (180-PG-87)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Hudson, Palanga18.7 
 2. Vingelis, Rasai18.6 
 3. Birutis, Zalgiris.17.4 
 4. Griskenas, Delikate.17.2 
 5. Masiulis, Zalgiris.16.3 
 6. Galeckas, Rasai15.7 
 7. Normantas, Perla.15.3 
 8. Beliavicius, Vytis15.1 
 9. Saulys, Suduva-M.14.7 
 10. Pukelis, Silute14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Laurynas BIRUTIS
  Zalgiris.
  (213-C/F-97)
  Avg: 9
 1. Birutis, Zalgiris.9.0 
 2. Masiulis, Zalgiris.8.1 
 3. Pukelis, Silute7.5 
 4. Ambrulaitis, Ezerunas.7.5 
 5. Jankaitis, Vytis7.1 
 6. Pikalavicius, Petroche.7.0 
 7. Simonis, Palanga6.9 
 8. Raupys, Silute6.8 
 9. Chodosovskis, Nafta-Un.6.6 
 10. Kieza, Suduva-M.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Tomas GALECKAS
  Rasai
  (183-PG-94)
  Avg: 7
 1. Galeckas, Rasai7.0 
 2. Zemaitis, Zalgiris.6.0 
 3. Sapiega, KTU6.0 
 4. Urbonas, Palanga5.4 
 5. Razutis, Telsiai5.2 
 6. Hudson, Palanga4.9 
 7. Kavaliauskas, KTU4.8 
 8. Juknevicius, Suduva-M.4.6 
 9. Giedraitis, Ezerunas.4.5 
 10. Wanamaker, Silute4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Ignas RAZUTIS
  Telsiai
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Razutis, Telsiai2.5 
 2. Pelss, KTU2.5 
 3. Kavaliauskas, KTU2.3 
 4. Wanamaker, Silute2.3 
 5. Saulys, Suduva-M.2.2 
 6. Hudson, Palanga2.2 
 7. Normantas, Perla.2.1 
 8. Jonuska, Mazeikiai1.8 
 9. Narusis, Ezerunas.1.8 
 10. Mikalauskas, Mazei.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Laurynas BIRUTIS
  Zalgiris.
  (213-C/F-97)
  Avg: 2
 1. Birutis, Zalgiris.2.0 
 2. Labutis, KTU1.5 
 3. Pukelis, Silute1.1 
 4. Massalski, Perla.0.9 
 5. Masiulis, Zalgiris.0.9 
 6. Udras, Suduva-M.0.8 
 7. Kubilius, Nafta-Uni.0.8 
 8. Pikalavicius, Petroche.0.8 
 9. Kieza, Suduva-M.0.8 
 10. Ramasauskas, Nafta.0.8 



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  MOLDOVA  


Politeh-UTM clinch Division A title - by Eurobasket News

Politeh-UTM clinch Division A title in Moldova. In the Final series they beat Viva Basket 2-0. In game 1 Politeh-UTM posted a 97-80 win and then celebrated a 73-57 victory. In the series for the third place Basco won over Soroca 2-0 with the final 69-65 win.
Earlier Politeh-UTM edged Basco in the semifinals series 2-0. Viva Basket outscored Soroca also in two games.



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  NBA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Russell WESTBROOK
  Oklah.Ci.
  (190-PG-88)
  Avg: 31.6
 1. Westbrook, Oklah.Ci.31.6 
 2. Harden, Houston R.29.1 
 3. Thomas, Boston C.28.9 
 4. Davis, N.Orleans P.28.0 
 5. Cousins, Sacramen.27.8 
 6. DeRozan, Toronto R.27.3 
 7. Lillard, Portland.27.1 
 8. James, Clevelan.26.5 
 9. Leonard, San A.25.6 
 10. Curry, Golden S.25.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hassan WHITESIDE
  Miami Heat
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 14.2
 1. Whiteside, Miami Heat14.2 
 2. Jordan, LA Clippers13.8 
 3. Drummond, Detro.13.8 
 4. Gobert, Utah Jazz12.8 
 5. Howard, Atlanta H.12.7 
 6. Towns, Minnesot.12.2 
 7. Davis, N.Orleans P.12.0 
 8. Chandler, Phoenix .11.4 
 9. Love, Cleveland C.11.0 
 10. Westbrook, Oklah.Ci.10.7 
Assists Per Game
 James HARDEN
  Houston R.
  (196-SG-89)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Harden, Houston R.11.2 
 2. Wall, Washington W.10.6 
 3. Westbrook, Oklah.Ci.10.4 
 4. Paul, LA Clippers9.3 
 5. Rubio, Minnesot.9.1 
 6. James, Clevelan.8.8 
 7. Teague, Indiana P.7.7 
 8. Holiday, N.Orlean.7.3 
 9. Green, Golden S.7.0 
 10. Lowry, Toronto R.6.9 
Steals Per Game
 John WALL
  Washington W.
  (193-PG-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. Wall, Washington W.2.0 
 2. Green, Golden S.2.0 
 3. Paul, LA Clippers2.0 
 4. Covington, Phi.7.1.9 
 5. Butler, Chicago B.1.9 
 6. Curry, Golden S.1.8 
 7. Leonard, San A.1.8 
 8. Ariza, Houston R.1.8 
 9. Antetokounmp., Milwauke.1.7 
 10. Westbrook, Oklah.Ci.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Rudy GOBERT
  Utah Jazz
  (216-C-92)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Gobert, Utah Jazz2.6 
 2. Embiid, Phi.76ers2.4 
 3. Davis, N.Orleans P.2.2 
 4. Turner, Indiana P.2.1 
 5. Whiteside, Miami Heat2.1 
 6. Porzingis, New Y.2.0 
 7. Antetokounmp., Milwauke.1.9 
 8. Jordan, LA Clippers1.7 
 9. Lopez, Brooklyn N.1.7 
 10. Durant, Golden S.1.6 


Udonis Haslem Wants Another Season In Miami - by Eurobasket News

Veteran forward Udonis Haslem (6'8''-F-80, college: Florida) hopes to play at least one more season and he wants to stay with the Heat, according to Ira Winderman of The Sun Sentinel. The 37-year-old, who has spent his entire 14-year career in Miami, was motivated by the team's near miss in its run at a playoff spot. 'I would love to be here,' Haslem said. 'I would love to be a part of these guys' process and maturation. And when the time does come, I want to be in a situation where I was able to help those guys get to the playoffs. Not making the playoffs is not the way I want to end. I've still got a lot of gas in the tank. We will see what happens.' Haslem played sparingly this season, getting into just 17 games and averaging 7.6 minutes per night. But he understands his role as a mentor on a rebuilding team and is willing to continue it to remain in Miami. Haslem is the last link to the Heat teams that dominated the Eastern Conference in the early part of the decade. He says he was never tempted to look elsewhere, even after Dwyane Wade departed for the Bulls last summer. Haslem played this season on a one-year, $4MM contract, but will probably have to take a cut in pay if he returns. Between the Heat's cap concerns and the salary structure in the new CBA, Winderman states that Haslem can expect something close to the veteran minimum of $2.3MM next season. Keeping a roster spot open for Haslem could also be an issue, depending what happens with the Heat's large contingent of free agents. However, coach Erik Spoelstra loves having what amounts to a player/coach on hand and is expected to be an advocate for keeping Haslem. 'I love U.D. How else can I say it?' Spoelstra said. 'He's the last one, the last Samurai from the championship years. He has always embodied everything that we want from a Miami Heat player.' Haslem will spend the summer working with James Johnson and Dion Waiters (6'4''-G-91, college: Syracuse), even though they are headed toward free agency, as well as Tyler Johnson (6'4''-G-93, college: Fresno St.).
Courtesy of: hoopsrumors.com



Blazers F Mo Harkless made $500K by not shooting 3-pointers in the season's final week - by Eurobasket News

Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless (6'8''-G/F-93, college: St.John's) attempted 194 3-pointers this season - the most in his career. That number likely would have been much higher if not for a contract bonus that hung over his head for the last few games of the season. As Bobby Marks of The Vertical pointed out on Wednesday ahead of the Blazers' last game, Harkless would receive a $500,000 bonus if he finished the season shooting above 35 percent from 3-point range. He entered the season finale at 35.1 percent, so one miss would have sent him below the 35-percent mark. Not surprisingly, Harkless didn't attempt a single 3-pointer in the season finale and shot only one in his last four games of the season. He had just six games all year where he didn't attempt a 3-pointer, and three of them came in the final three games of the season. Harkless absolutely knew what he was doing, and no one would blame him for it. He even joked about it on Instagram after Wednesday night's game. Add that $500,000 to his $8.9 million base salary and Harkless was paid fairly well this past season. His bonus secured, look for him to start taking a few more shots from long distance when the Blazers begin their playoff series against the Warriors this weekend.
Courtesy of: foxsports.com




Antetokounmpo scores 28 points, Bucks beat Raptors 97-83 - by Eurobasket News

Giannis Antetokounmpo (6'11''-G/F-94, agency: Octagon Europe) scored 28 points, rookie Malcolm Brogdon (6'5''-G-92, college: Virginia) had 16 and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Toronto Raptors 97-83 on Saturday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Playing his second career playoff series, Antetekounmpo made 13 of 18 shots, and added eight rebounds and three assists. Greg Monroe added 14 points, Tony Snell had 11, and Khris Middleton (6'8''-F-91, college: Texas A&M) finished with 10 points and nine assists. DeMar DeRozan (6'7''-F/G-89, college: USC) led Toronto with 27 points, and Serge Ibaka had 19 points and 14 rebounds. The Raptors have lost the opening game in eight consecutive playoff series. Toronto's Kyle Lowry (6'0''-PG-86, college: Villanova) made only two of 11 field-goal attempts, missing all six 3-point efforts, and finished with four points. Jonas Valanciunas had nine points and nine rebounds. Game 2 is Tuesday night in Toronto. Antetekounmpo picked up his fourth foul with 4:33 left in the third and headed to the bench as Toronto's P.J. Tucker (6'6''-F-85, college: Texas) was making two free throws to break a 64-all tie. Without Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee closed the quarter on an 11-5 run to take a 75-70 lead into the fourth. Milwaukee kept it going after Antetokounmpo returned for the final quarter. The Bucks scored eight straight points, including four from Khris Middleton, to make it 85-71 with 8:47 left. Ibaka's jump shot at 7:49 was Toronto's first made field goal of the fourth. Toronto shot 7 for 35 in the second half, following up a 3 for 18 showing in the third by going 4 for 17 in the fourth. The Raptors went 27 for 75 overall. Many in the sellout crowd headed for the exits throughout the final quarter as the Bucks stretched their lead to a game-high 19 points. Ibaka was the only Raptors starter to make a 3-pointer. Toronto finished 5 for 23 from long range, with the starting five going 1 for 13. No Raptors player made more than one 3-pointer. Toronto trailed 30-22 after the first but outscored Milwaukee 29-16 in the second to take a 51-46 lead at halftime. Ibaka scored 10 points in the first and DeRozan had 10 in the second, going 6 for 6 from the free throw line.
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Johnson's drive at buzzer helps Jazz beat LA 97-95 in Game 1 - by Eurobasket News

Joe Johnson (6'7''-G-81, college: Arkansas) has seen a lot in his 16 years in the NBA. So the veteran didn't flinch with the clock ticking down and the game tied. All that experience is why the Utah Jazz brought him in this season. It paid off when Johnson drove the lane and hit a floater at the buzzer, giving the Jazz a 97-95 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers after Utah lost Rudy Gobert 17 seconds into their playoff opener on Saturday night. "I just wanted to get as close as I could to the basket, and it was a good thing it went down," Johnson said. Johnson, who scored 21 points, was left isolated against Jamal Crawford (6'5''-G-80, college: Michigan) on the final play. He powered his way inside and lofted a shot over Crawford and DeAndre Jordan (6'11''-C-88, college: Texas A&M) that bounced around the rim before falling in. A video review confirmed it was good. "I just try to be patient, get to a sweet spot, and make the right play," Johnson said. He's made an NBA-best eight game-winning buzzer-beaters in the past 10 years. "That's what he's been doing all his career," Utah's Boris Diaw (6'8''-PF-82) said. "So when he gets the ball at the end of the game, we are pretty confident." The Jazz were dealt a blow before either team had settled into the game. Gobert sprained his left knee on the game's first play when he banged knees with Clippers forward Luc Mbah a Moute (6'7''-G/F-86, college: UCLA), leaving the Jazz without their 7-foot-1 center who averaged 14.0 points and 12.8 rebounds during the regular season. "We felt and knew that a lot of people probably were counting us out when he went down, but man, we stuck together," Johnson said. Utah steadied itself behind Johnson and fellow veteran George Hill (6'3''-PG-86, college: IUPUI), both of whom were brought in to balance the inexperienced Jazz. Johnson finished with 21 points off the bench and Hill added 16 points. Gordon Hayward (6'8''-G/F-90, college: Butler) had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Utah. Blake Griffin (6'10''-F-89, college: Oklahoma) scored 26 points and Chris Paul (6'0''-PG-85, college: Wake Forest) added 25 points and 11 assists for the Clippers, whose seven-game winning streak ended with their first loss since March 26 against Sacramento. A driving Paul banked in a floater with 13 seconds to go, tying the game at 95. The Jazz didn't call a timeout. "We just wanted to have it where they couldn't set up on us," Hayward said, glancing at Johnson. "We just wanted to get it and go and let this man go to work." Making their first playoff appearance in five years, the Jazz outshot the Clippers and narrowly controlled the paint, owning a 42-40 edge. The teams tied with identical 51-31 records in the regular season. The Clippers earned the No. 4 seed and home court by virtue of winning the season series 3-1. "We fought until the end of the year to get it, and now we've given it right back," Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. Utah withstood Paul's offensive outburst in the fourth after the Jazz led by eight on Hill's 3-pointer. Paul rattled off 10 straight Los Angeles points, drawing the Clippers to 90-89 on a 3-pointer. Hayward and Johnson scored, keeping the Jazz ahead 94-91. But Johnson lost the ball and Hill fouled Griffin, who made both free throws to get the Clippers to 94-93 with 23 seconds left. After a timeout by the Jazz, Griffin fouled Derrick Favors (6'10''-F-91, college: Georgia Tech), who missed the first and made the second after it hit the rim and went in for a 95-93 lead with 18 seconds left. "We've got to be better," Paul said. "They played harder, they were more physical." Gobert was setting a screen when he and Mbah a Moute made contact and Gobert fell to the court clutching his left leg. He had to be helped off by Diaw and Hill. A team spokesman said X-rays were negative, and Gobert was taken from Staples Center to have a precautionary MRI. "We felt a little bit stunned out there," Diaw said, "but then we regrouped and got back on the horse." The matchup between Gobert and Jordan was expected to be a key in the best-of-7 series. Jordan finished with 10 points and 15 rebounds and got called for a technical in the fourth with the Clippers down six. "We have the rule, no fourth-quarter techs, and he got one," Rivers said. "It didn't make a huge difference, but it could have for sure." Utah outscored the Clippers 16-10 to open the third before Crawford's jumper put Los Angeles ahead 70-68. Hayward singlehandedly outscored the Clippers 6-0 to send the Jazz into the fourth leading 74-70. Neither team led by more than six points in the first half. The Clippers were ahead by six when the Jazz outscored them 14-2 in the second quarter to take their own six-point lead. Griffin got stripped under the basket by Hayward, but he hit a 3-pointer and made a layup on the Clippers' next two possessions to key a 14-8 spurt that ended with the half tied 52-all.
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Kawhi Leonard has 32 points, Spurs rout Grizzlies 111-82 in Game 1 - by Eurobasket News

The San Antonio Spurs have always prided themselves in their defense. Their defense turned things around and took the bite out of the Grizzlies to take game one of the best of seven first round matchup, 111-82. The Spurs allowed the Grizzlies to get off to a hot start. Memphis hit their first five shots and before the fans could get to their seats Memphis was on a 10-2 run and got the lead up to 22-9. The hot start was mostly due in part to Mike Conley hitting his first four shots and Marc Gasol (7'1''-C-85) going 5-6 for 11 points. "They started really hot, they made a lot of tough shots," said Pau Gasol (7'0''-F/C-80). The Grizzlies were up 28-15 when the Spurs started to turn it around thanks to that defense. "Once we settled down we got a few more stops, we were more the aggressor things started going our way," Gasol said. They got that lead down to five by the end of the first quarter 30-25 and then closed the bear trap in the second and third quarters, only allowing 19 points in the second and 15 in the third. Tony Parker had eight in the second quarter and finished with 18 points. "I just had some opportunities, just being aggressive, it was just one of those games, it happens sometimes," Parker said. LaMarcus Aldridge (6'11''-F/C-85, college: Texas) started to come alive with ten in the quarter and finished with 20 points while Kawhi Leonard (6'7''-F-91, college: San Diego St.) finished with 32 on 11-14 shooting. But it was Danny Green (6'6''-G/F-87, college: N.Carolina) and his defense that stood out. He took over guarding Conley who had three points in the second and that was it for the rest of the night. Conley finished with 13, but Green didn't want to take all the credit. "I think it was a group effort it wasn't just me, Patty (Mills) did a great job on him, Kawhi (Leonard), Tony (Parker) we had different spurts on him threw different looks on him tried to ware him down a little bit," Green said. Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale was not surprised at Green's performance. "You notice he did not hesitate to take that job when they moved him on to Mike so he really took the challenge," Fizdale said. "I have got to be better, I am going to be much better next game," Conley said, who scored he last points with just over 8 minutes left to play in the second quarter. Green finished with four blocks and five rebounds along with two points but not everything shows up in the boxscore. Green did get some help. After scoring 25 in the first half, Marc Gasol was held to just seven in the second half and finished with 32. "They chip at you, that's what they do. They chip at you and wait for you to break you know in little area's and they take full advantage of it," Fizdale said. "We went down early but we stayed in it, got physical, got some stops and we got rolling from there," said Kawhi Leonard. It's the ninth straight playoff win for the Spurs over the Grizzlies. Game Two of the series is Monday night in the AT&T Center.
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Escape act: LeBron, Cavs edge Pacers 109-108 in Game 1 - by Eurobasket News

Their regular-season issues followed the Cavaliers into the playoffs. They didn't win their postseason opener as much as survive it. The champions remain puzzling. LeBron James (6'8''-SF-84) scored 32 points and Cleveland, looking to flip a switch after a shaky-and-streaky regular season, began the postseason by escaping with a 109-108 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday. C.J. Miles (6'6''-G-87) could have won it for Indiana, but a player whom Cleveland's players and coaches call a ''Cavs killer,'' missed a 14-foot jumper just before the horn. Following the game, Miles sat silently at his locker in full uniform for 30 minutes before Larry Bird, the team's president of basketball operations, came in and patted him on the shoulder. James refused to acknowledge how different things would be if Miles' shot had dropped. ''He missed,'' James said. ''We won.'' Playing in his 200th playoff game, James added 13 assists and six rebounds while winning his 18th consecutive first-round game. However, it was anything but easy as the Cavs, who had a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter, had to withstand a strong comeback by the Pacers. After a foul, Indiana inbounded with 10 seconds left and tried to run a play for star Paul George (6'9''-G/F-90, college: Fresno St.). But James came over to help J.R. Smith and double-teamed George, who was forced to pass to Miles. His jumper was on line, but short and the Cavs avoided a disastrous loss. George was adamant that he should have gotten the ball back. ''I talked to C.J. about it,'' George said. ''In situations like that, I gotta get the last shot. C.J. took it upon himself. I'm confident with all of my guys taking shots. That's not the issue. In that situation, I need the ball.'' Miles didn't make any excuses. ''Obviously, we wanted to get the ball to Paul to be able to get the shot to win the game,'' he said. ''I got the ball at four (seconds), so I had to take it myself. I got a good shot. I just didn't make it.'' James said the Cavs' plan on the final play was not to let George beat them. ''We wanted to get the ball out of his hands, make somebody else try to beat us and live with the results,'' he said. Kyrie Irving (6'3''-G-92, college: Duke) added 23 points and Kevin Love (6'10''-PF-88, college: UCLA) had 17 for Cleveland, which has won 12 straight playoff games at home. George scored 29 points and Lance Stephenson (6'5''-G/F-90, college: Cincinnati) had 16 for the seventh-seeded Pacers, who will try to even the series on Monday night. Cleveland had several bad offensive possessions down the stretch and the Cavs went only 14 of 27 from the free-throw line. After dropping their last four and going 10-14 since March 1, the Cavs entered the postseason appearing very vulnerable. It's too soon to say whether they have their act together, but for three quarters they looked more like a team capable of reaching its third straight Finals. Irving dismissed the idea that Cavs feel vulnerable. ''Hell, no,'' he snapped. ''Not going into the game with the group that we have.'' Indiana played a solid all-around game, matching the Cavs at both ends and even out-rebounding them. But, as usual, the Pacers couldn't contain James, who improved to 45-7 in the opening round and got the Cavs their first win - warts and all. ''I'm happy we go the victory,'' he said. ''I'm happy how emotional we was. I'm happy with the energy and the effort. They made some big shots and some big plays, so I'm excited about that.''
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UConn Men Land Grad Transfer Antwoine Anderson From Fordham - by Eurobasket News

UConn took a first step toward putting its team back together for next season, landing grad transfer Antwoine Anderson (6'1''-G-95), who started every game for Fordham last season. Anderson's decision was first reported by ESPN, and he acknowledged it on his Twitter account Saturday afternoon. He essentially takes the place of Makai Ashton-Langford, the highly rated point guard who asked to be released from his National Letter of Intent and has since committed to Providence. With Alterique Gilbert, who will be a sophomore, coming back from his shoulder injury; Jalen Adams, coming back as a junior; and Christian Vital, who had a promising freshman season, the Huskies already had talent in the backcourt. What they needed was depth and experience - someone who could help immediately. Anderson, 6-foot-1, 190 pounds, who redshirted as a freshman at Fordham, has three seasons of college experience. Last season he averaged 11.1 points per game, along with 3.2 assists and 1.7 steals. Fordham was 13-19, but Anderson developed a knack for clutch shots, including game-winners against Virginia Commonwealth and St. Joseph's in Atlantic 10 play. UConn has had good experiences with fifth-year transfers, including R.J. Evans in 2012-13, Lasan Kromah in 2013-14, and both Sterling Gibbs and Shonn Miller in 2015-16. With Anderson eligible only one year, UConn can look ahead to recruiting guards from the Class of 2018.
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Cal loses its fourth starter after former four-star freshman says he is transferring - by Eurobasket News

Cal freshman guard Charlie Moore (5'11''-PG) is transferring from the university to seek an opportunity closer to his home in Chicago, the school announced on Thursday. The decision for Moore delivers a massive blow to new Bears coach Wyking Jones and his hopes for a seamless transition from the Cuonzo Martin era. Moore finished the 2016-17 season third on the team in scoring, averaging 12.2 points while also delivering a team-high 3.5 assists per game. He started in 34 games. "After many discussions with my family, I've made the decision to transfer to be closer to home," Moore said. "This was an extremely difficult decision for me, but the opportunity to be closer to my family is one that I feel is necessary for me at this time. I am grateful for my first year at California and for teammates who became my brothers. I look forward to supporting Coach Jones and the Bears in the future, and I also want to thank the fans for all their support this past season." In addition to Moore's transfer, Cal also lost Ivan Rabb (6'11''-F-97) to the NBA Draft, along with the team's leading scorer Jabari Bird (6'6''-G-94) who will graduate. Cal finished the season with a 21-13 record and missed the NCAA Tournament. Moore originally committed to Memphis in his recruiting process but landed with Cal after Josh Pastner was pushed out and took the coaching job at Georgia Tech. Cal returns just one starter from last season. On the bright side, however, Kentucky transfer Marcus Lee, a former five-star recruit, will be eligible after sitting out last season due to NCAA transfer rules.
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Miles Bridges' unexpected return makes Michigan State a Final Four contender - by Eurobasket News

Almost every spring, college basketball gets lucky by way of having a possible/probably lottery pick-type talent opt to bypass the NBA to return to college. In 2016, it was Ivan Rabb at Cal. In 2015, it was Kris Dunn at Providence. Years before that, Creighton's Doug McDermott, Ohio State's Jared Sullinger and Indiana's Cody Zeller and Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart chose similar paths. Often times, those decisions lead to the players coming back to earn All-American status. That should be the case for Miles Bridges (6'7''-F-98) next season. Michigan State is suddenly going from pretty good to very good, thanks to Bridges' unconventional choice. On Thursday night, in front of thousands on campus, Bridges officially announced he would return. "I want to win a national championship, my teammates are a big part of it. I love my teammates," Bridges said, adding shortly thereafter, "I knew I was going to get better, but I would rather stay here and get better with my teammates and become a better person with them." Bridges' return amounts to one of the biggest headlines of college basketball's offseason. With him coming back, MSU should be a unanimous top-five team heading into 2017-18. The Spartans will be a Final Four favorite. Tom Izzo will have reasonable expectations to win his second national title. Sparty will also have the strongest sophomore class in college basketball, thanks to Nick Ward, Cassius Winston and Josh Langford all returning. Bridges was a top-10 freshman in college hoops this past season. He averaged 16.9 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists while shooting 39 percent from 3 and 55 percent from 2. He was one of the most exciting players in the game. He'll certainly be one of the five most recognizable names in college hoops by the time we get to November. College basketball has a debatable group of teams vying for No. 1 status now: Kansas, Arizona, Michigan State, Louisville and North Carolina all have a case. It's been many years since we had five teams who could claim preseason status as the top team. Michigan State is undeniably in that class with Bridges back. He'll likely be a preseason First Team All-American choice and will enter next season with a chance to up his draft status even higher. Remember, the 2018 draft isn't perceived as strong at the top or as deep in the middle as 2017's. So Bridges takes a little gamble, but in the big picture, he's hoping to win a Big Ten title, get a top seed in the tournament, make a Final Four and go from a projected 10-15 pick to a top-seven choice. Hard to fault him there. This decision has huge upside for Bridges, Michigan State and college hoops.
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Nebraska graduate transfer Nick Fuller commits to South Dakota - by Eurobasket News

Former Nebraska basketball player Nick Fuller (6'7''-F-95) is reuniting with a familiar face. Fuller, a 6-foot-7 redshirt junior who left NU after the season as a graduate transfer, committed to South Dakota on Friday night, according to Jay Elsen of Midco Sports Network in Sioux Falls. Former Husker assistant Craig Smith , who was at NU from 2012 to 2014, coaches the Coyotes.
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UCSB hoops is getting Rice graduate transfer Marcus Jackson who is immediately eligible - by Eurobasket News

Joe Pasternack gets his first player as head coach of UCSB as Marcus Jackson (6'3''-G-94) will play for the Gauchos. He is a graduate transfer from Rice and is immediately eligible to play for UCSB. Jackson is a 6'3 guard who averaged over 12 points per game for the Owls last season and started all 35 contests. He is from Acton, California and played high school basketball at Pacific Hills. Recently hired assistant coach Louis Reynaud was an Associate Head Coach at Rice when Jackson first came to the Owls.
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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Corey WEBSTER
  Wellingt.
  (188-G-88)
  Avg: 28.6
 1. Webster, Wellingt.28.6 
 2. Jones, Canterbury23.9 
 3. McCarron, SC Ra.23.2 
 4. Ongwae, Taranaki.22.3 
 5. Kendle, Canterbury21.7 
 6. Wesley, Wellington S.17.9 
 7. Bartlett, Taylor H.17.7 
 8. Tait, SC Rangers17.2 
 9. Te-Rangi, Southlan.17.0 
 10. Fiorentinos, Taylor H.15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Daniel GOMIS
  Taranaki MA
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Gomis, Taranaki MA10.6 
 2. Pledger, Southlan.9.8 
 3. Jones, Canterbury9.6 
 4. Kay, Southland S.8.9 
 5. Bailey-N., Taranaki.8.3 
 6. Egwu, SC Rangers8.2 
 7. Duinker, Wellingt.8.1 
 8. Wesley, Wellington S.7.3 
 9. Dempster, Nelson G.7.3 
 10. McCarron, SC Ra.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jarrod KENNY
  Taylor H.
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Kenny, Taylor H.9.5 
 2. Ili, Wellington S.7.1 
 3. Kendle, Canterbury6.9 
 4. Tait, SC Rangers5.5 
 5. Norton, Southlan.5.4 
 6. Webster, Wellingt.5.4 
 7. McCarron, SC Ra.5.2 
 8. Bartlett, Taylor H.5.0 
 9. ORiley, Taranaki.5.0 
 10. Te-Rangi, Southlan.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Mitchell MCCARRON
  SC Ra.
  (191-G-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. McCarron, SC Ra.2.5 
 2. Ongwae, Taranaki.2.0 
 3. Kendle, Canterbury1.9 
 4. Tait, SC Rangers1.8 
 5. Webster, Wellingt.1.7 
 6. ORiley, Taranaki.1.7 
 7. Ili, Wellington S.1.6 
 8. Boucher, SC Rangers1.5 
 9. Kenny, Taylor H.1.5 
 10. Bartlett, Taylor H.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Nnanna EGWU
  SC Rangers
  (211-F/C-92)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Egwu, SC Rangers1.7 
 2. Pledger, Southlan.1.6 
 3. Gomis, Taranaki MA1.6 
 4. Washington, Nelson G.1.2 
 5. Neighbour, Cante.1.0 
 6. Wesley, Wellington S.1.0 
 7. Boucher, SC Rangers0.7 
 8. Delany, Nelson G.0.7 
 9. Henry, Wellington S.0.7 
 10. Smith-Milner, Canterbu.0.7 



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Michael Hicks selected the top Panamanian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Michael Hicks
Michael Hicks
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced international forward Michael Hicks (196-76, college: Texas A&M-CC, currently plays in Uruguay). He led Hebraica to a victory over the eighth-ranked Trouville (2-12) 85-66 in a derby game in the Uruguayan LUB in Wednesday night's game. Hicks was MVP of the game. He scored 24 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and dished 5 assists (was perfect 14-for-14 from the free throw line !!!) in 34 minutes on the court. Hebraica Macabi Montevideo (10-4) is placed first in Promocional 1 group. Hicks has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 17.4ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.5apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 48.2%, 3FGP: 41.4% and FT: 78.2% in 26 games he played so far. Ex-Toros del Chiriqui David player is currently a member of the Panamanian senior national team.

Jaime Lloreda
Jaime Lloreda
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Jaime Lloreda (204-80, college: LSU, currently plays in Uruguay) is a teammate of previously mentioned Michael Hicks and both played together in the last Uruguayan LUB game. Lloreda contributed to an easy victory against the eighth-ranked Trouville (2-12) 85-66 in a derby game. He recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting the same number of rebounds. Lloreda also added and 4 steals. Lloreda has relatively good stats this season: 11.7ppg, 10.8rpg, 2FGP: 62.6%(92-147) and FT: 61.0%. Ex-Magnates de Calidonia player is in the roster of the Panamanian senior national team.

Josimar Ayarza
Josimar Ayarza
   #3. The Panamanian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Josimar Ayarza (205-87, college: S.Mississippi, currently plays in Argentina). He could not help Echague (8-38) in their last game. Despite Ayarza's very good performance the tenth-placed Echague (8-38) was badly defeated 86-68 on the road by the higher-ranked (#8) Penarol in the Norte group. He was the top scorer with 18 points. Ayarza also added 8 rebounds in 35 minutes. It was Echague's fourth consecutive loss in a row. It's Ayarza's first season with the team. He has very impressive stats this year: 15.1ppg, 4.9rpg, 2FGP: 55.5%(71-128), 3FGP: 42.4% and FT: 73.3% in 18 games. Ex-Aguilas de Rio Abajo Panama City player is also a member of the Panamanian senior national team.

Ernesto Oglivie
Ernesto Oglivie
   #4. Forward Ernesto Oglivie (203-89, currently plays in Uruguay) faced previously mentioned Michael Hicks in the Uruguayan LUB last game. Oglivie was not able to help Trouville in their game against Hebraica (10-4). He scored 5 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Trouville (#8) was badly defeated 85-66 in a derby game by the leading Hebraica in the Promocional 1 group. It was Trouville's fifth consecutive loss in a row. This season Oglivie has very high stats. He averages: 15.2ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.3spg. Oglivie is also Panamanian national team player.

Gary Forbes
Gary Forbes
   #5. Former international swingman Gary Forbes (201-85, college: Virginia, currently plays in Argentina) was not able to secure a victory for Boca Juniors (14-33) in their game against Argentino (24-23) in the Argentinian LigaA. Forbes scored 6 points. Boca Juniors (#10) was defeated 78-74 in Junin by the higher-ranked Argentino (#5) in the Sur group. This season Forbes has relatively solid stats: 10.1ppg, 3.5rpg and 2.8apg. He is a naturalized American. Forbes used to play for the Panamanian national team six years ago. Strangely he has never played in Panama.

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

   #1. Nate Butler Lind (198-SG-89, college: TCU, currently plays in Puerto Rico) could not help Indios (1-3) in their last game. Despite his good performance Indios lost 83-92 on the road to the higher-ranked (#6) Atleticos. Butler Lind scored 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 22 minutes. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. This year Butler Lind's overall stats are: 6.3ppg, 4.3rpg and 2.5apg in four games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Panamanian and Puerto Rican. Despite Butler Lind's Panamanian passport, he previously played for the Puerto Rican U19 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Panamanian team.

   #2. Jordan Henriquez-Roberts (214-C-89, agency: Babcock Sports, college: Kansas St., currently plays in ASEAN League) was not able to help Saigon Heat in their game against Hong Kong ELL (16-4) in the ASEAN League, despite his very good performance in Saturday night's game. Henriquez-Roberts had a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 19 rebounds. He also added 4 blocks in 39 minutes. But Saigon Heat lost 79-86 in Hong Kong to the leading Hong Kong ELL. It was Saigon Heat's third consecutive loss in a row. Henriquez-Roberts has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 17.2ppg, 15.7rpg, 1.8apg and 2.8bpg in 12 games. Henriquez-Roberts is a naturalized American. He used to play for Correcaminos de Colon in Panamanian league.

Other top Panamanian players, who play abroad:

Jamaal Levy (206-F/C-83) plays for Weber Bahia in Argentinian LigaA
Gabriel Giron (190-G-88) plays for Fuerza Regia in Mexican LNBP
Levour Warren (196-SF-81) plays for Panteras in Mexican LNBP
Javier Carter (203-C-91) plays for Soles in Mexican LNBP
Gil Atencio (201-F-96) plays for St.Clair College in CCAA
Andres Bravo (203-F-96) plays for St.Clair College in CCAA
Tymell Murphy (196-F-90) plays for Kagoshima in Japanese B League D2
Antonio Bumpus (190-SG-89) plays for Pioneros in Mexican Regional
Amir Alvarado (198-SF-84) plays for Barva in Costa Rican LBS

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



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DBE Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Travis RELEFORD
  Siarka
  (198-SG-90)
  Avg: 18.1
 1. Releford, Siarka18.1 
 2. Czerapowicz, Kro.17.7 
 3. Szubarga, Asseco17.7 
 4. Ireland, Trefl S.17.4 
 5. Brown, Szczecin16.4 
 6. Miles, Polpharma15.8 
 7. Matczak, Asseco14.7 
 8. Michalak, PGE T.14.2 
 9. Lewis, Energa C.14.1 
 10. Balmazovic, Start L.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Shawn KING
  Stal Ostrow
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. King, Stal Ostrow11.6 
 2. Knowles, Siarka10.9 
 3. Fraser, Polfarme.8.8 
 4. Peterson, Start L.8.7 
 5. Markovic, Trefl S.8.6 
 6. Harris, AZS K.8.6 
 7. Bartosz, Polfarme.8.2 
 8. Kravish, Energa C.7.5 
 9. Archibeque, PGE T.7.0 
 10. Czerapowicz, Kro.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Jerel BLASSINGAME
  Energa C.
  (175-PG-81)
  Avg: 7
 1. Blassingame, Energa C.7.0 
 2. Johnson, Stal O.6.7 
 3. Laczynski, Anwil5.7 
 4. Brown, Siarka5.6 
 5. Robinson, Szczecin5.6 
 6. Koszarek, Stelm.5.4 
 7. Wiggins, Start Lublin5.2 
 8. Grzelinski, Siarka5.2 
 9. Szubarga, Asseco5.0 
 10. Lewis, Energa C.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Russell ROBINSON
  Szczecin
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Robinson, Szczecin2.3 
 2. Brown, Siarka1.9 
 3. Lewis, Energa C.1.9 
 4. Markovic, Trefl S.1.9 
 5. Johnson, Stal O.1.8 
 6. Laczynski, Anwil1.7 
 7. Wiggins, Start Lublin1.7 
 8. Johnson, MKS D.1.6 
 9. Millage, AZS K.1.6 
 10. Manigault, AZS K.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin JACKSON
  Energa C.
  (204-C/F-90)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Jackson, Energa C.1.8 
 2. Knowles, Siarka1.6 
 3. King, Stal Ostrow1.4 
 4. Robbins, Szczecin1.1 
 5. Wyka, Krosno1.1 
 6. Sajus, Polpharma1.1 
 7. Fraser, Polfarme.1.0 
 8. Mirkovic, Polpharma1.0 
 9. Kravish, Energa C.1.0 
 10. Gabinski, Polfarme.1.0 


David Logan selected the top Polish players playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

David Logan
David Logan
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced former international guard David Logan (185-82, college: Indianapolis, currently plays in Italy). He was the major contributor in a Scandone AV's victory against the 13th-ranked AV Cantu (10-16) 92-86 in the Italian Serie A in Sunday night's game. Logan scored 22 points and added 4 passes in 30 minutes on the court. Scandone Avellino (16-10) is placed third in the Serie A. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Logan has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 17.0ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.3apg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 65.7%(23-35), 3FGP: 38.8% in seven games he played so far. Logan is a naturalized American. He played for the Polish senior national team eight years ago. Logan used to play for WTK Anwil Wloclawek in Polish league.

A.J. Slaughter
A.J. Slaughter
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard A.J. Slaughter (191-87, agency: BeoBasket, college: W.Kentucky, currently plays in France). He led Strasbourg IG to a victory over the 12th-ranked JDA Dijon (10-17) 81-67 in the French ProA last Tuesday. Slaughter was MVP of the game. He scored 17 points. Strasbourg IG (18-9) is placed fourth in the ProA. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. Slaughter has relatively good stats this season: 12.6ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.2apg, 2FGP: 54.6%, 3FGP: 40.9% and FT: 75.9%. He is a naturalized American. Slaughter is in the roster of the Polish senior national team. Strangely he has never played in Poland.

Adam Waczynski
Adam Waczynski
   #3. The Polish player who performed third best last week abroad was an international swingman Adam Waczynski (199-89, currently plays in Spain). Waczynski contributed to an Unicaja Malaga's victory against the 14th-ranked Blusens Monbus (8-17) 78-70 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Sunday night. He recorded 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 22 minutes. Unicaja Malaga (16-9) is placed seventh in the Liga Endesa. It's Waczynski's first season with the team. This year Waczynski's overall stats are: 8.4ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 57.6%(34-59), 3FGP: 45.6%(41-90) and FT: 64.3% in 25 games. He is also a member of the Polish senior national team.

Marcin Gortat
Marcin Gortat
   #4. Center Marcin Gortat (214-84, currently plays in NBA) could not help the Washington Wizards (49-33) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Gortat's very good performance the Washington Wizards (49-33) were defeated 110-102 on the road by the Miami Heat. He scored 16 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. There are only four games left until the end of the NBA Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Gortat is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Wizards' roster. This season Gortat has relatively solid stats: 10.8ppg, 10.3rpg and 1.5apg. He used to play for the Polish national team back in 2015.

Damian Kulig
Damian Kulig
   #5. Former international power forward Damian Kulig (205-87, also represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Turkey) was not able to help Banvit in their game against Fenerbahce (20-5) in the Turkish BSL. Kulig did not have that impressive stats last Sunday. He recorded only 2 points in 16 minutes. Banvit lost 75-86 in Istanbul to the leading Fenerbahce. This year Kulig's total stats are: 8.2ppg and 5.1rpg in 25 games. He used to play for the Polish national team two years ago.

Dardan Berisha
Dardan Berisha
   #6. Shooting guard Dardan Berisha (191-88, currently plays in Italy) contributed to Juvecaserta's victory against the closely-ranked Auxilium TO (12-14) 83-76 in the Italian Serie A on Sunday night. Berisha scored 14 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Pasta Reggia JuveCaserta (10-16) is placed 14th in the Serie A. They ended the series of seven consecutive loses. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Berisha has reliable stats this season: 10.3ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.7apg and 1.3spg. He is a former international player as he played for the Polish senior team two years ago.

Mathieu Wojciechowski
Mathieu Wojciechowski
   #7. Former U20 international forward Mathieu Wojciechowski (203-92, currently plays in France) contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider Sluc Nancy (6-21) crushing them 95-74 in the French ProA on Saturday night. He scored 10 points in 18 minutes. Limoges CSP Elite (13-14) is placed tenth in the ProA. Wojciechowski has averaged so far 3.1ppg and 3.1rpg in 27 games. He used to play for the Polish U20 national team five years ago.

Tomasz Gielo
Tomasz Gielo
   #8. Forward Tomasz Gielo (205-93, college: Mississippi, currently plays in Spain) contributed to Joventut's surprising victory against the sixth-ranked Gran Canaria (18-10) 86-72 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Sunday night. He recorded 8 points. Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona (9-18) is placed 13th in the Liga Endesa. Gielo has averaged so far 4.3ppg and 1.8rpg. He plays currently for the Polish national team.

Aaron Cel
Aaron Cel
   #9. International power forward Aaron Cel (203-87, currently plays in France) managed to help BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral in a 3-point victory against the 11th-ranked Le Mans (11-16) 75-72 in the French ProA in Saturday night's game. Cel scored 5 points in 16 minutes. BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral (15-12) is placed seventh in the ProA. Cel has averaged so far 7.1ppg and 3.8rpg in 18 games. He is also in the roster of the Polish national team.

Adam Lapeta
Adam Lapeta
   #10. Center Adam Lapeta (217-87, agency: Alti Sport, currently plays in Lithuania) contributed to a Lietuvos rytas' victory against the eighth-ranked Dzukija (8-23) 78-73 in the Lithuanian LKL in Tuesday night's game. Lapeta recorded only one point. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (23-8) is placed second in the LKL. It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row. Lapeta has averaged so far 4.1ppg and 3.2rpg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Polish National Team roster.

   #11. Former international power forward Jakub Wojciechowski (210-90, currently plays in Italy) was not able to secure a victory for Vanoli Cremona in their game against Brescia in the Italian Serie A. Wojciechowski scored 5 points in 11 minutes. His team lost 80-86. Wojciechowski has averaged so far 5.3ppg and 2.5rpg in 21 games. He used to play for the Polish national team four years ago.

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

   #1. Oded Brandwein (179-PG-88, currently plays in Israel) contributed to a Maccabi Rishon's victory against the league outsider Maccabi K/G (4-23) 94-87 in the Israeli Winner League in Sunday night's game. Brandwein scored 9 points in 16 minutes. Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion (13-14) is placed eighth in the Winner League. Brandwein has averaged so far 6.0ppg and 1.7apg in six games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Polish and Israeli. Despite Brandwein's Polish passport, he previously played for the Israeli U20 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Polish team.

   #2. Andy Mazurczak (188-G, agency: Duran International, college: Wisc.-Parkside, currently plays in Greece) could not help Kavala (8-17) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Mazurczak's good performance Kavala was edged 67-65 at home by the second-ranked Iraklis. He recorded 11 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Mazurczak's stats this season are: 12.5ppg, 3.9rpg, 4.6apg and 1.4spg. He is a naturalized American. Apparently Mazurczak has never played in Poland.

   #3. Experienced Konrad Wysocki (202-F-82, college: Princeton, currently plays in Germany) was not able to help Crailsheim Merlins (25-5) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Wysocki's good performance Crailsheim Merlins was edged 80-78 on the road by the lower-ranked Oettinger Rockets Gotha (#7). He recorded a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 10 rebounds. Wysocki has averaged so far 10.0ppg, 5.2rpg and 2.0apg. He is another player who holds two passports: Polish and German.

   #4. Aleksander Lichodzijewski (204-PF-84, currently plays in Belgium) led Basic-Fit Brussels to a victory against the closely-ranked Okapi Aalstar (16-15) 104-90 in the Belgian Euromillions League last Sunday. Lichodzijewski scored 14 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in a mere 16 minutes. Basic-Fit Brussels (18-10) is placed second in the Euromillions League. It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row. Lichodzijewski has been at the team for four years. He has averaged so far 8.1ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.8apg in 27 games. Lichodzijewski has both Polish and Belgian nationalities.

   #5. David Brembly (197-G/F-93, currently plays in Germany) managed to help Eisbaeren Bremerhaven to win against the 16th-ranked Braunschweig (5-23) 89-80 in the German BBL last Saturday. Brembly scored 5 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (9-13) is placed eighth in the BBL. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. Brembly has averaged so far 2.6ppg and 1.4rpg. He also holds two passports: Polish and German.

   #6. Nimrod Tishman (197-PG-91, currently plays in Israel) helped Maccabi Ashdod win their game against the closely-ranked Maccabi Haifa 82-77 in the Israeli Winner League on Thursday night. Tishman scored only 4 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 20 minutes. Tishman has averaged so far 2.3ppg and 1.9apg in 11 games. He has Polish and Israeli nationalities.

   #7. Stefan Blaszczynski (196-G/F-84, college: Nicholls St., currently plays in Australia) was the major contributor in a Manly Warringah Sea Eagles' victory against the third-ranked Norths Soul Sports Bears 99-88 in the Australian State League (second division) on Saturday night. Blaszczynski scored 20 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Blaszczynski has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 16.7ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.3apg and 1.1spg. Blaszczynski has Polish and Australian nationalities. Despite his Polish passport, Blaszczynski previously played for the Australian university national team and probably cannot be called to the Polish team.

   #8. Liraz Ariely (185-PG-92, agency: Gross Zeev ISA, currently plays in Israel) helped Hapoel Migdal Haemek win their game against the sixth-ranked Ironi Ramat Gan 110-106 in the Israeli National League (second division) in Wednesday night's game. He recorded 18 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals in 32 minutes. Ariely's stats this year are: 10.6ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.9apg and 1.4spg in 26 games. He has dual citizenship: Polish and Israeli. Despite Ariely's Polish passport, he previously played for the Israeli U20 national team.

   #9. Francis Jonathan Han (185-PG-87, agency: Promotex, college: Fairfield, currently plays in Puerto Rico) was not able to secure a victory for Santeros in their game against Brujos in the Puerto Rican BSN. Han cannot count Wednesday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 2 points and added 4 passes. His team was badly defeated by 17 points 75-58. Han has averaged so far 0.5ppg, 1.8rpg and 2.5apg. He holds both Polish and Puerto Rican passports.

   #10. Daniel Motyka (180-PG-92, college: Wisc.-Superior, currently plays in Sweden) helped IK Eos win their game against the sixth-ranked RIG Mark crushing them 86-66 in the Swedish Basketettan (second division) on Saturday night. Motyka scored 11 points and had 3 steals in 21 minutes. Motyka has averaged so far 8.7ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.1apg in 20 games.



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  PORTUGAL  

Stats Leaders - UZO Liga

Points Per Game
 Nuno MARCAL
  Maia B.
  (205-F-75)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Marcal, Maia B.22.1 
 2. Novak, Ovarense20.7 
 3. Pavlovic, Sampa.18.1 
 4. Martin, Sampaense17.9 
 5. Matagrano, Lusit.17.8 
 6. Ogungbemi-J., Galitos-.17.6 
 7. Lima, CAB Madeira17.4 
 8. Marzette, CAB M.16.5 
 9. Catarino, Maia B.16.4 
 10. Guillory, Sampaense16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Antonio MONTEIRO
  Lusitania
  (204-F-89)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Monteiro, Lusitania10.1 
 2. Douvier, Ovarense9.7 
 3. Torrie, Electric.8.6 
 4. Marcal, Maia B.8.3 
 5. Washburn, FC Porto8.2 
 6. Grosey, Galitos-.8.0 
 7. Lima, CAB Madeira7.4 
 8. Mendes, Sampaense7.3 
 9. Fernandes, Ovarense7.2 
 10. Tadic, Illiabum7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Nick NOVAK
  Ovarense
  (182-PG-90)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Novak, Ovarense5.9 
 2. Guillory, Sampaense5.1 
 3. Gameiro, CAB M.4.8 
 4. Ogungbemi-J., Galitos-.4.5 
 5. Simic, Lusitania4.3 
 6. Figueiredo, Illiabum4.3 
 7. Tinsley, FC Porto4.3 
 8. Robinson, Maia B.4.2 
 9. Pinto, Vitoria SC4.2 
 10. Ventura, Electric.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Frederick GENTRY
  CAB M.
  (201-F-77)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Gentry, CAB M.2.1 
 2. Carvalho, Sampa.1.9 
 3. Marcal, Maia B.1.9 
 4. Guillory, Sampaense1.9 
 5. Robinson, Maia B.1.7 
 6. Hallman, Oliveirense1.7 
 7. Lanzinha, Electric.1.6 
 8. Novak, Ovarense1.6 
 9. Ellisor, Oliveirense1.6 
 10. Xavier, FC Porto1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Angelo CHOL
  Illiabum
  (206-F-93)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Chol, Illiabum1.5 
 2. Moses, Vitoria SC1.4 
 3. Gomes, Maia Basket1.2 
 4. Mendes, Sampaense1.0 
 5. Gentry, CAB M.0.9 
 6. Washburn, FC Porto0.8 
 7. Coronel, Electric.0.7 
 8. Hollis, Benfica0.6 
 9. Matagrano, Lusit.0.6 
 10. Bishop, Illiabum0.6 



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  PUERTO RICO  


Shabazz Napier's 32 points make him top Puerto Rican player abroad of the week - by Eurobasket Center

Here is the weekly review of the top performing Puerto Rican players, who play currently abroad.

Shabazz Napier
Shabazz Napier
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Shabazz Napier (185-91, college: Connecticut, currently plays in NBA). He led Portland Trail Blazers to a 1-point victory over the San Antonio Spurs (61-21) 99-98 in the NBA in Monday night's game. Napier was MVP of the game. He scored 32 points (!!!), had 6 rebounds and dished 5 assists in 37 minutes on the court; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Napier's third season in pro basketball. The Portland Trail Blazers have 41-40 record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the NBA Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This year Napier averages: 4.4ppg, 1.2rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 42.9%, 3FGP: 36.2% and FT: 77.6% in 50 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Puerto Rican and American. Napier is currently a member of the Puerto Rican senior national team. Strangely he has never played in Puerto Rico.

Ramon Clemente
Ramon Clemente
   #2. Second place goes to an international power forward Ramon Clemente (200-85, college: Wichita St., currently plays in Argentina). Clemente was the major contributor in Ferrocarril's victory against the fourth-ranked Instituto (27-21) 97-91 in the Argentinian LigaA last Sunday. He recorded 17 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Ferrocarril Oeste Capital Federal (31-16) is placed second in Sur group. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Clemente has relatively good stats this season: 13.2ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.4apg, 2FGP: 62.4%(174-279), 3FGP: 38.9% and FT: 77.4%. He is another player who holds two passports: Puerto Rican and American. Clemente is in the roster of the Puerto Rican senior national team. He used to play for Indios de Mayaguez in Puerto Rican league.

Rasham Suarez
Rasham Suarez
   #3. The Puerto Rican player who performed third best last week abroad was former U18 international guard Rasham Suarez (190-92, college: S.Mississippi, currently plays in Estonia). Suarez led Rapla to a victory over the sixth-ranked Valga (12-20) crushing them 99-70 in the Estonian Alexela KML on Thursday night. He was the best player in that game. Suarez scored 23 points and added 5 passes in 21 minutes; not bad, considering it's only his second season in pro basketball. AVIS Rapla (20-12) is placed second in the Alexela KML. This year Suarez has relatively solid stats: 11.8ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.8apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 44.2%, 3FGP: 31.0% and FT: 79.6% in 25 games. Former Guaynabo starter played for the Puerto Rican U18 national team seven years ago.

Jose Juan Barea
Jose Juan Barea
   #4. An experienced point guard Jose Juan Barea (183-84, college: Northeastern, currently plays in NBA) could not help the Dallas Mavericks (33-49) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite his good performance the Dallas Mavericks (33-49) were badly defeated 109-91 on the road by the Denver Nuggets. Barea was the second best scorer with 13 points. He also added 4 rebounds and 9 assists. The Regular Season already ended in the NBA. Barea has reliable stats this season: 10.9ppg, 2.4rpg and 5.5apg. He is also Puerto Rican national team player.

Maurice Harkless
Maurice Harkless
   #5. International swingman Maurice Harkless (203-93, college: St.John's, currently plays in NBA) is a teammate of previously mentioned Shabazz Napier. But that was another game of his team in NBA which we would like to mention. Harkless contributed to an easy victory against the Utah Jazz (51-31) 101-86. He recorded 12 points and had 3 steals. The Portland Trail Blazers have 41-40 record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Harkless' stats this season are: 10.1ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1spg. He has both American and Puerto Rican nationalities. Harkless plays currently for the Puerto Rican national team. Apparently he has never played in Puerto Rico.

Kevin Young
Kevin Young
   #6. Forward Kevin Young (203-90, college: Kansas, currently plays in Argentina) was not able to help CA Platense in their game against CA Temperley (19-17) in the Argentinian TNA (second division), despite his very good performance last Friday. Young was the second best scorer with 14 points. He also added 9 rebounds in 35 minutes. But the fifth-placed CA Platense (17-19) lost 78-82 in Temperley to the higher-ranked (#3) CA Temperley in the Center South group. Young's stats this year are: 13.0ppg, 8.3rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg in 13 games. He is a former international player as he played for the Puerto Rican senior team two years ago.

Emanuel Pellot
Emanuel Pellot
   #7. Former U16 international power forward Emanuel Pellot (206-93, college: Florida A&M, currently plays in Argentina) contributed to a 3-point Villa San Martin's victory against the third-ranked Barrio Parque (19-17) 81-78 in the Argentinian TNA (second division) on Tuesday night. Pellot scored 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Club Atletico Villa San Martin (13-23) is placed fifth in North group. Pellot's overall stats this season are: 3.0ppg and 3.2rpg. He used to play for the Puerto Rican U16 national team eight years ago.

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

   #1. Experienced Rafael Perez (193-G/F-82, agency: Paris Global Sports, currently plays in Venezuela) was the major contributor in Marinos' victory against the fifth-ranked Toros (5-13) 113-108 in the Venezuelan LPB last Wednesday. Perez scored 22 points in 29 minutes. Marinos de Anzoategui (6-10) is placed fourth in Eastern Conference. It was his team's first victory after four consecutive loses. Perez's stats this year are: 10.4ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.3apg in 16 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Puerto Rican and Venezuelan.

   #2. Emanuel Ubilla (188-PG-86, agency: Court Side, college: Fair Dickinson, currently plays in Hungary) led ZTE KK to a 1-point victory over the leader Alba (22-7) 90-89 in the Hungarian A Division on Sunday night. Ubilla was the top player that evening. He recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points and making 12 passes. Ubilla also added 5 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Places 1-5. Zalakeramia-ZTE KK (19-10) is placed third. Ubilla has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 17.4ppg, 5.4rpg, 8.3apg and 1.3spg. Ubilla is another player who holds two passports: Puerto Rican and American. He used to play for Atleticos de San German in Puerto Rican league.

   #3. Ivan Aska (201-F-90, college: Murray St., currently plays in Greece) contributed to PAOK's victory against the 11th-ranked Koroivos (8-18) 75-66 in the Greek A1 in Saturday night's game. Aska recorded 10 points in only 11 minutes. PAOK Thessaloniki (14-12) is placed fifth in the A1. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This year Aska's overall stats are: 9.8ppg and 4.0rpg in four games. He has both U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rican nationalities.

   #4. Nick Leon (181-PG-88, college: St.Peter's, currently plays in Mexico) led Halcones de Ciudad Obregon to a victory against the eighth-ranked Caballeros de Culiacan (4-8) 74-70 in the Mexican CIBACOPA on Wednesday night. Leon recorded 18 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists in only a mere 1 minutes. Halcones de Ciudad Obregon (8-4) is placed third in the CIBACOPA. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Leon's stats this year are: 12.6ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.9apg in 12 games.

   #5. Walter Hodge (183-PG-86, college: Florida, currently plays in France). He could not help one of league's weakest teams ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (13-14) to beat Le Portel (14-13). Hodge scored 5 points and added 3 assists. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket was crushed 82-58 on the road by the higher-ranked Le Portel (#8). Hodge averaged so far 12.8ppg, 1.9rpg and 5.7apg. He also holds two passports: U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rican.

   #6. TreVon Hughes (183-PG-87, college: Wisconsin, currently plays in Turkey) was not able to help Duzce Belediye (10-22) in their last game. Despite Hughes' very good performance Duzce Belediye lost 60-70 in Afyonkarahisar to the much higher-ranked (#5) Afyon Bld. He was the top scorer with 17 points. Hughes also added 7 rebounds in 32 minutes. Hughes has very impressive stats this year: 15.1ppg, 5.0rpg, 4.3apg and 2.1spg in 28 games. He holds both American and Puerto Rican passports. Interesting that Hughes has never played in Puerto Rico.



Wilkins number one in Puerto Rico for week 4 - by Eurobasket News

American Guard Damien Wilkins (198-G-80) had a great game in the last week for Guayama, receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for week 4.
The 36-year old player was the main contributor (25 points, four rebounds and four assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Aguada (#2, 3-1) with 17-point margin 75-58. Guayama is placed at 10th position in Puerto Rican BSN. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 3 games and recorded just one victory. In the team's last game Wilkins had a remarkable 53.8% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Guayama and it was his first game, where he immediately became new team's leader.

The second best player in last week's games was 26-year old American David Laury (206-F-90) of Mayaguez. Laury had a very good evening with 25 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Bad luck as Mayaguez lost that game 90-98 to the higher-ranked Humacao (#5, 2-2). Despite lost game Mayaguez moved up to 8th position in the standings. 3 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Mayaguez managed to get this year. Laury is one of the most experienced players at Mayaguez and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.8ppg (#6). He also registered 9.0 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last week was another Mayaguez's star - former international guard Jezreel De Jesus (185-G-91, agency: Interperformances). De Jesus showcased his all-around game by recording 26 points, five rebounds and five assists in the last week. Despite De Jesus' great performance Mayaguez lost 90-98 to the higher-ranked Humacao (#5, 2-2). But his team cannot count on just these two top stars as they also need help of the other teammates. Mayaguez can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 1-3 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for De Jesus he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. De Jesus has a very solid season. In 4 games in Puerto Rico he scored 20.8ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jarrid Famous (209-C/F-88) of Humacao - 16 points and 14 rebounds
5. Jeleel Akindele (216-C-83) of Bayamon - 10 points, 14 rebounds and 8 assists
6. Hakim Warrick (206-F/C-82) of Ponce - 22 points and 7 rebounds
7. Alexander Galindo (200-PF-85) of Humacao - 24 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Benito Santiago (198-F-89) of San German - 14 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Eugene Phelps (198-F-90) of Guayama - 15 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Elias Ayuso (190-SG-77) of Guayama - 22 points, 3 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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Recap of Liga Nationala Round 2 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

CSU Sibiu - Targu Mures 54-75

Targu Mures outgunned CSU Sibiu on the road to even the series. Targu Mures outrebounded CSU Sibiu 41-27 including a 30-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was Montenegrin point guard Goran Martinic (187-87) who scored 20 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. American swingman Lamarcus Reed (196-88, college: Texas Arlington) chipped in 11 points and 7 rebounds. Five Targu Mures players scored in double figures. The former international forward Bogdan Popescu (200-78, college: Alaska-Fairb.) produced 15 points and 7 rebounds and American guard Kevin Hardy (188-93, college: McNeese St.) added 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the hosts. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Targu Mures: G.Martinic 20+6reb+7ast, R.Markovic 12+4reb+1ast, L.Reed 11+7reb+3ast, E.Kalve 11+4reb+1ast, D.Djapa 10+5reb, L.Lazar 4+3reb
CSU Sibiu: B.Popescu 15+7reb+1ast, K.Hardy 12+5reb+4ast, C.Cooper 9+5reb+1ast, I.Mijajlovic 8+1reb+2ast, M.Davis 4+4reb+1ast, D.Gheorghe 3
gschID: 543811


Oradea - BC Timisoara 85-81

Oradea held off BC Timisoara to gain the second straight victory. BC Timisoara was ahead by 8 points after three quarters before a 28-16 charge of Oradea, which allowed them to win the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. BC Timisoara was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Sean Barnette (197-86, college: Wingate) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Canadian center Sean Denison (210-85, college: Santa Clara, agency: 011 Sports) contributed with 9 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Montenegrin power forward Milos Komatina (206-84) replied with 16 points and 8 rebounds and American swingman Jonte Flowers (196-85, college: Winona St.) added 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for BC Timisoara. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Oradea: S.Barnette 21+11reb+4ast, A.Mandache 14+1reb+1ast, T.Nicoara 12+3reb+1ast, W.Franklin 11+7ast, M.Pasalic 10+3reb+2ast, S.Denison 9+7reb+4ast
BC Timisoara: M.Jeremic 19+1reb+2ast, M.Komatina 16+8reb+2ast, A.Diaz 16+3reb+2ast, J.Flowers 15+5reb+4ast, O.Calota 6+1reb+3ast, N.Otasevic 5+3reb+5ast
gschID: 543810


Steaua CSM - Pitesti 105-90

Steaua prevailed against Pitesti to take 2-0 lead in the series. The game was mostly controlled by Steaua CSM. Pitesti was better in third quarter 29-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Steaua CSM shot 64.9 percent from the field and made 16-of-20 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three nailing 15 long-distance shots on high 60.0 percentage. Steaua CSM players were unselfish on offense dishing 31 assists comparing to just 17 passes made by Pitesti's players. American power forward Randal Falker (201-85, college: S.Illinois) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists. Lithuanian guard Marius Runkauskas (189-86, agency: Octagon Europe) contributed with 27 points and 5 assists for the winners. FYR Macedonian point guard Aleksandar Kostoski (186-88) replied with 33 points (!!!) and 4 assists (perfect from downtown making all five shots) and Bulgarian Pavel Marinov (199-88, agency: Interperformances) added 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Pitesti. Five Steaua CSM and four Pitesti players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Steaua CSM: M.Runkauskas 27+5ast, D.Dudzinski 18+4reb+4ast, N.Malesevic 16+4reb+3ast, M.Curry 15+4reb+8ast, R.Falker 14+11reb+8ast, V.Negoitescu 5+2reb+2ast
Pitesti: A.Kostoski 33+2reb+4ast, P.Marinov 16+5reb+5ast, T.Gabric 14+4reb+4ast, A.Mladenovic 13+2reb+2ast, V.Hunter 6+5reb+1ast, G.Balmus 5+1ast
gschID: 543809


UBT Cluj Napoca - Craiova 104-78

UBT Cluj Napoca cruised past Craiova to open 2-0 lead. The game without a history. UBT Cluj Napoca led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot the lights out from three nailing 22 long-distance shots on high 59.5 percentage. UBT Cluj Napoca players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Serbian-Bosnian point guard Filip Adamovic (183-88, agency: 011 Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Serbian point guard Aleksandar Rasic (195-84, agency: BeoBasket) contributed with 25 points and 4 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners. UBT Cluj Napoca's coach Mihai Silvasan felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American power forward Christopher Lee (206-85, college: S.Carolina St., agency: Aspire Sports) replied with 12 points and 8 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Travis Bureau (202-88, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Inception Sports) added 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Craiova. Four UBT Cluj Napoca and five Craiova players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
UBT Cluj Napoca: A.Rasic 25+4ast, K.Dykes 19+2reb+7ast, F.Adamovic 17+8reb+6ast, V.Moldoveanu 16+2reb+2ast, R.Torok 9+3reb, O.Barro 4+8reb
Craiova: C.Burlacu 18+3reb+1ast, C.Lee 12+8reb+3ast, T.Bureau 12+6reb+4ast, F.Popa 11+4reb+1ast, J.Abrams 10+6reb, V.Solopa 8+3reb
gschID: 543808





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Stats Leaders - Superleague B

Points Per Game
 Nikola LEPOJEVIC
  Univ.Sur.
  (195-S/F-82)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Lepojevic, Univ.Sur.22.5 
 2. Klyuchnikov, Spartak-.20.6 
 3. Krivosheev, Spartak-.15.6 
 4. Sheleketo, Sakhalin15.0 
 5. Zakharov, Irkut14.7 
 6. Kuznetsov, MBA M.14.2 
 7. Tokarev, Novosybi.13.9 
 8. Mateyunas, Spartak-.13.8 
 9. Varnakov, Irkut13.7 
 10. Lekavicius, Univ.Sur.12.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maxim KRIVOSHEEV
  Spartak-.
  (207-F/C-88)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Krivosheev, Spartak-.9.3 
 2. Savenkov, Univ.Sur.8.6 
 3. Karaulov, TE.7.8 
 4. Kurtsevich, Novosybi.7.6 
 5. Karpeko, Kupol-Ro.7.1 
 6. Pateev, Khimky-P.7.0 
 7. Sheleketo, Sakhalin6.9 
 8. Martin, Spartak-.6.7 
 9. Gankevich, Spartak-.6.7 
 10. Lekavicius, Univ.Sur.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Andrey MATEYUNAS
  Spartak-.
  (180-PG-88)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Mateyunas, Spartak-.7.3 
 2. Glazunov, TE.6.9 
 3. Tokarev, Novosybi.5.8 
 4. Tkachenko, Ural E.4.0 
 5. Lekavicius, Univ.Sur.3.9 
 6. Klyuchnikov, Spartak-.3.8 
 7. Varnakov, Irkut3.8 
 8. Golyahov, Sakhalin3.7 
 9. Sopin, MBA Moscow3.5 
 10. Zibirov, Sakhalin3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Anton GLAZUNOV
  TE.
  (182-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Glazunov, TE.2.6 
 2. Sopin, MBA Moscow2.1 
 3. Zibirov, Sakhalin2.1 
 4. Zlobin, Irkut1.8 
 5. Mateyunas, Spartak-.1.8 
 6. Kiryanov, Kupol-Ro.1.7 
 7. Savenkov, Univ.Sur.1.6 
 8. Lekavicius, Univ.Sur.1.6 
 9. Zaryazhko, TE.1.5 
 10. Toporov, MBA M.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Alexey KURTSEVICH
  Novosybi.
  (210-C-89)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Kurtsevich, Novosybi.1.7 
 2. Savenkov, Univ.Sur.1.1 
 3. Fomin, Ryazan0.9 
 4. Pateev, Khimky-P.0.9 
 5. Yakovenko, Sakhalin0.9 
 6. Polyakov, TE.0.8 
 7. Karaulov, TE.0.8 
 8. Zozulin, Sa.0.7 
 9. Toporov, MBA M.0.7 
 10. Gornaev, Ural E.0.6 


Nikita Balashov selected the top Russian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Nikita Balashov
Nikita Balashov
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Nikita Balashov (207-91, agency: Alti Sport, currently plays in Lithuania). He led P.Zvaigzdes to a victory over the closely-ranked Dzukija (8-24) crushing them 82-53 in the Lithuanian LKL on Saturday night. Balashov was MVP of the game. He scored 15 points, had 4 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 20 minutes on the court. Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys (14-18) is placed seventh in the LKL. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Balashov's first season with the team. This year Balashov averages: 7.4ppg, 3.0rpg, 2FGP: 61.6%(61-99), 3FGP: 41.7% and FT: 62.1% in 21 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Russian senior national team.

Fedor Dmitriev
Fedor Dmitriev
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced former international power forward Fedor Dmitriev (204-84, also represented by Alti Sport, currently plays in Poland). Dmitriev contributed to Anwil's victory against the closely-ranked BM Slam Stal (20-9) 75-71 in the Polish PLK last Sunday. He scored 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 22 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Anwil Wloclawek (22-7) is placed first in the PLK. It was his team's 12th consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. This year Dmitriev's overall stats are: 6.8ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.4apg, 2FGP: 39.7%, 3FGP: 35.9% and FT: 75.0% in 27 games. He played for the Russian national team in 2006.

Anatoly Kashirov
Anatoly Kashirov
   #3. The Russian player who performed third best last week abroad was former University international center Anatoly Kashirov (215-87, currently plays in Lithuania) faced previously mentioned Nikita Balashov in the Lithuanian LKL last game. Kashirov. He could not help one of league's weakest teams Dzukija (8-24) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Kashirov's very good performance Dzukija was crushed 82-53 on the road by the higher-ranked P.Zvaigzdes (#7). He was the top scorer with 16 points. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Kashirov has relatively good stats this season: 10.3ppg, 4.7rpg, 2FGP: 45.6% and FT: 66.7%. Former Spartak St.Petersburg starter played for the Russian university national team six years ago.

Teymuraz Babunashvili
Teymuraz Babunashvili
   #4. Guard Teymuraz Babunashvili (185-90, currently plays in Georgia) managed to help Kutaisi Kutaisi in a 2-point victory against one of league's weakest teams Batumi (9-17) 81-79 in the Georgian Superleague last Tuesday. Babunashvili scored only 4 points in 17 minutes. Kutaisi Kutaisiis placed in the Superleague. This year Babunashvili's total stats are: 3.3ppg and 1.8rpg in 20 games. He has a dual citizenship: Russian and Georgian. Babunashvili used to play for the Russian U18 national team back in 2008.

Nikolay Rogozhkin
Nikolay Rogozhkin
   #5. Former U20 international center Nikolay Rogozhkin (221-93, another player represented by Alti Sport, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an UCAM Murcia II's victory against the second-ranked Valencia-2 (7-6) 83-77 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) in Saturday night's game. Rogozhkin scored 11 points, had 9 rebounds and dished 3 assists in a mere 17 minutes. UCAM Murcia II (6-8) is placed fourth in Group E Clasif. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. Rogozhkin has averaged so far 5.0ppg and 3.8rpg in 23 games. He used to play for the Russian U20 national team four years ago.

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

   #1. Alexey Chubrevich (212-C-86, currently plays in Israel) led Hapoel Holon to a victory against the closely-ranked Bnei Hasharon (16-11) 79-75 in the Israeli Winner League in Sunday night's game. He scored 12 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 21 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Hapoel Unet Holon (18-9) is placed first in the Winner League. It's Chubrevich's first season with the team. This year Chubrevich averages: 5.9ppg and 4.0rpg in 26 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Russian and Israeli.

   #2. Experienced Vladimir Veremeenko (208-F-84, currently plays in Germany) contributed to a Brose Baskets' victory against the 14th-ranked Walter Tigers (9-23) 87-75 in the German BBL last Thursday. Veremeenko scored 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Brose Baskets Bamberg (26-3) is placed second in the BBL. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Veremeenko's first season with the team. This year he averages: 5.5ppg and 2.8rpg. Veremeenko is another player who holds two passports: Belarusian and Russian.

   #3. Aliaksandr Pustahvar (202-SF-85, currently plays in Hungary) could not help Falco KC (18-11) in their last game on Thursday. Despite Pustahvar's very good performance the fifth-placed Falco KC (18-11) was badly defeated 102-86 on the road by the second-ranked Kormend in the Places 1-5 group. He was the second best scorer with 17 points. Pustahvar also added 5 passes. Pustahvar has relatively good stats this season: 12.4ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.6apg. He has both Belarusian and Russian nationalities.

   #4. Dmitriy Glebov (196-F-84, currently plays in Ukraine) was not able to help one of league's weakest teams one of league's weakest teams Dnipro in their game against Khimik (22-5) in the Ukrainian Superleague. He scored only 4 points and added 4 assists in 26 minutes. Dnipro lost 71-75 in Yuzhny to the second-ranked Khimik. This year Glebov's total stats are: 5.6ppg, 3.3rpg and 2.3apg in 13 games.

   #5. Marsel Ovsepyan (200-C-90, currently plays in Belarus) helped Vitebsk win their game against the closely-ranked Tsmoki II (20-12) 75-70 in the Belarusian Premier League last Friday. He recorded 8 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Vitebsk OBK-Voktsor (21-11) is placed third in the Premier League. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. Ovsepyan's total stats this season are: 9.0ppg, 7.1rpg, 2.7apg and 1.5spg.

   #6. Alexander Matveev (194-G-91, currently plays in Belarus) was not able to secure a victory for Impuls BGUIR in their game against Grodno-93 in the Belarusian Premier League. He recorded 5 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in 33 minutes. His team was badly defeated by 18 points 87-69. This year Matveev's total stats are: 6.0ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.7apg and 1.6spg in 23 games.

   #7. Albert Kuppe (200-F-88, currently plays in Germany) couldn't help MLP Academics Heidelberg (19-1) in their last game on Friday. Despite his good performance the league leader MLP Academics Heidelberg was defeated 71-64 in Kirchheim by the lower-ranked Knights (#4). Kuppe was the second best scorer with 14 points. He also added 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Kuppe's total stats this season are: 9.1ppg and 2.7rpg. He also holds two passports: Russian and German. Despite Kuppe's Russian nationality, he previously played for the German U18 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Russian team.

   #8. Dmitriy Flis (204-F/C-84, currently plays in Spain) helped Ourense win their game against the 12th-ranked Caceres Basket 71-65 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) on Friday night. He recorded 6 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks. This season Flis has relatively solid stats: 12.0ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.1spg. He has Russian and Spanish nationalities.

   #9. Igor Simin (199-SF-84, currently plays in Israel) managed to help Maccabi Hod Hasharon to win against the leader Maccabi Raanana 73-69 in the Israeli National League (second division) last Wednesday. Simin recorded only 3 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Simin has averaged so far 9.0ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.5apg. He holds both Russian and Israeli passports.

   #10. Anton Kazarnovski (206-F/C-85, currently plays in Germany) couldn't help BG Karlsruhe in their game against Weissenhorn Youngstars in the German ProB (third division). Kazarnovski scored only 4 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 21 minutes. His team was badly defeated by 17 points 76-59. This year Kazarnovski has relatively solid stats: 13.7ppg, 6.9rpg and 2.3apg in 26 games. He has Russian and Israeli nationalities.



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Gorgui Dieng selected the top Senegalese players playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Gorgui Dieng
Gorgui Dieng
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Gorgui Dieng (211-90, college: Louisville, currently plays in NBA). Dieng could not help the Minnesota Timberwolves (31-51) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite his very good performance the Minnesota Timberwolves (31-51) were edged 100-98 on the road by the Oklahoma City Thunder. Dieng was the second best scorer with 19 points. He also added 8 rebounds and 3 assists. The Regular Season already ended in the NBA. It's Dieng's fourth season with the team. Dieng has relatively good stats this year: 10.0ppg, 7.9rpg, 1.9apg, 1.2bpg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 51.1%, 3FGP: 38.1% and FT: 81.4%. He is currently a member of the Senegalese senior national team.

Pape Badji
Pape Badji
   #2. Second place goes to an international power forward Pape Badji (208-92, currently plays in Belgium). Badji led Kangoeroes to a victory over the closely-ranked Antwerp Giants (18-11) 83-78 in the Belgian Euromillions League on Saturday night. He was MVP of the game. Badji had a double-double by scoring 24 points and getting 11 rebounds in 34 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Kangoeroes Basket Willebroek (16-13) is placed fourth in the Euromillions League. This year Badji has relatively solid stats: 13.5ppg, 6.7rpg, 2FGP: 61.0%(152-249) and FT: 61.3% in 28 games he played so far. He is in the roster of the Senegalese senior national team.

Maurice Ndour
Maurice Ndour
   #3. The Senegalese player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Maurice Ndour (206-92, college: Ohio, currently plays in NBA). He was not able to help the New York Knicks (31-51) in their last game. Despite Ndour's very good performance the New York Knicks (31-51) lost 88-101 in Memphis to the Grizzlies. He was the second best scorer with 15 points. Ndour also added 7 rebounds and made 3 blocks in 29 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his second season in pro basketball. It was Knicks' third consecutive loss in a row. The Regular Season already ended in the NBA. It's Ndour's first year with the team. This season Ndour averages: 3.1ppg, 2.0rpg, 2FGP: 49.4%, 3FGP: 14.3% and FT: 73.1% in 32 games. He is also a member of the Senegalese senior national team.

Clevin Hannah
Clevin Hannah
   #4. Point guard Clevin Hannah (179-87, college: Wichita St., currently plays in Lithuania) was not able to secure a victory for Lietuvos rytas (23-9) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Hannah's good performance Lietuvos rytas was edged 76-75 at home by the lower-ranked Juventus (#5). He scored 11 points and added 4 passes. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Hannah's first season with the team. Hannah's overall stats this year are: 6.6ppg, 1.3rpg and 2.6apg. He has a dual citizenship: Senegalese and American. Hannah is also Senegalese national team player.

Aziz N'Diaye
Aziz N'Diaye
   #5. Former international center Aziz N'Diaye (213-88, agency: Babcock Sports, college: Washington, currently plays in Japan) was the main contributor in Dragonflies' victory against the sixth-ranked Kagoshima (7-45) 93-74 in the Japanese B League D2 in Sunday night's game. He was the best player in that game. N'Diaye scored 22 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in a mere 17 minutes. Hiroshima Dragonflies (41-12) are placed second in West group. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year N'Diaye's overall stats are: 9.7ppg, 7.4rpg and 1.2bpg in 36 games. He used to play for the Senegalese national team ten years ago.

Youssou Ndoye
Youssou Ndoye
   #6. Center Youssou Ndoye (213-91, college: St.Bonaventure, currently plays in France) contributed to a JL Bourg's victory against one of league's weakest teams Saint Chamond (10-18) 77-66 in the French ProB (second division) last Friday. Ndoye was the top player that evening. He recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and getting 14 rebounds. Ndoye also added 3 assists and 2 blocks; not bad, considering it's only his second season in pro basketball. JL Bourg Basket (20-8) is placed first in the ProB. Ndoye has reliable stats this season: 13.9ppg, 9.4rpg, 1.3bpg and 1.1spg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Senegalese National Team roster.

Cheikh Mbodj
Cheikh Mbodj
   #7. International center Cheikh Mbodj (208-87, agency: Octagon Europe, college: Cincinnati, currently plays in Poland) couldn't help Twarde Pierniki (19-10) in their last game. Despite Mbodj's good performance Twarde Pierniki lost 81-89 in Dabrowa Gornicza to the lower-ranked (#6) MKS Dabrowa Gornicza. He recorded 10 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocks in 23 minutes. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. This year Mbodj's total stats are: 6.7ppg and 4.0rpg in three games. He is also Senegalese national team player.

Mouhammad Faye
Mouhammad Faye
   #8. Forward Mouhammad Faye (208-85, college: SMU, currently plays in Greece) couldn't help Promitheas (10-16) in their game against Olympiacos (22-0) in the Greek A1. He recorded 9 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 30 minutes. But Promitheas was badly defeated 72-53 on their home court in Patras by the leading Olympiacos. The Regular Season already ended. Faye averaged so far 11.5ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.1apg in 23 games. He used to play for the Senegalese national team back in 2015.

Youssoupha Fall
Youssoupha Fall
   #9. Former U18 international center Youssoupha Fall (221-95, currently plays in France) couldn't help Poitiers (15-13) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Poitiers lost 81-90 on their home court in Poitiers to the lower-ranked (#11) SPO Rouen. Fall had a double-double by scoring 23 points and getting 12 rebounds in 28 minutes. Fall averaged so far 10.3ppg, 7.1rpg and 1.5bpg in 27 games. He used to play for the Senegalese U18 national team five years ago.

Mamadou Diouf
Mamadou Diouf
   #10. An experienced swingman Mamadou Diouf (197-77, college: Delaware, currently plays in Japan) helped Toshiba Thunders win their game against the second-ranked Sanen Neophoenix (28-24) 89-76 in the Japanese B League last Friday. Diouf recorded 7 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Central. Toshiba Brave Thunders Kanagawa (44-9) is placed first. Diouf has been at the team for five years. He has averaged so far 6.6ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.5apg. Diouf is a former international player as ten years ago he still played for the Senegalese senior national team.

   #11. Former U18 international power forward Ousmane Barro (207-84, college: Marquette, currently plays in Romania) helped UBT Cluj Napoca win their game against the second-ranked Craiova crushing them 100-74 in the Romanian Liga Nationala on Monday night. He recorded 8 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 24 minutes. Barro averaged so far 11.1ppg, 7.4rpg and 1.5apg in 30 games. He used to play for the Senegalese U18 national team fifteen years ago.

   #12. International center Hamady N'Diaye (213-87, college: Rutgers, currently plays in Israel) helped Bnei Hasharon win their game against the closely-ranked Hapoel Tel-Aviv 75-60 in the Israeli Winner League last Wednesday. He scored 6 points and blocked 2 blocks in only 11 minutes. N'Diaye has averaged so far 5.2ppg and 3.3rpg in 11 games. He is also in the roster of the Senegalese national team.

   #13. International center Moussa Diagne (211-94, currently plays in Spain) managed to help FC Barcelona Lassa to win against one of league's weakest teams Zaragoza 91-88 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Sunday night. He recorded only 2 points. Diagne has averaged so far 3.1ppg and 3.6rpg. Worth to mention Diagne played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. He is also Senegalese national team player.

   #14. International small forward Maleye N'Doye (202-80, college: Furman, currently plays in France) couldn't help Paris-Levallois in their game against Strasbourg IG in the French ProA. N'Doye scored 5 points in 21 minutes. His team lost 67-82. He has averaged so far 4.3ppg and 2.1rpg in 26 games. N'Doye plays currently for the Senegalese national team.

   #15. Former international center Pape Faye (200-87, currently plays in Japan) couldn't help Yokohama BC (15-37) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his good performance the fifth-placed Yokohama BC were edged 69-66 in Tokyo by the higher-ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (#3) in the Central group. Faye recorded a double-double by scoring 11 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 2 blocks. Faye has averaged so far 7.7ppg, 7.4rpg and 1.3apg. He used to play for the Senegalese national team two years ago.

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

   #1. Amath M'Baye (206-F-89, college: Oklahoma, currently plays in Italy) could not help Enel Brindisi (13-14) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Enel Brindisi was edged 94-93 at home by the one of league's weakest teams (#15) VL Pesaro. M'Baye was the top scorer with 29 points in 36 minutes. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's M'Baye's first season with the team. He has individually a very good year with high stats. M'Baye averages: 18.3ppg, 5.1rpg and 2.4apg in 27 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Senegalese and French. Despite M'Baye's Senegalese passport, he previously played for the French U20 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Senegalese team.

   #2. Ilimane Diop (210-C-95, currently plays in Spain) contributed to Baskonia's victory against the closely-ranked Gran Canaria (18-10) 95-90 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Friday night's game. Diop scored 6 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (19-8) is placed fourth in the Liga Endesa. Diop has been at the team for four years. This season he averages: 4.3ppg and 3.0rpg. Diop is another player who holds two passports: Senegalese and Spanish.

   #3. Michel Diouf (208-C-89, currently plays in Denmark) led Bakken to a victory against the fifth-ranked Svendborg (13-15) 93-85 in the Danish Ligaen in Thursday night's game. Diouf recorded a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 15 rebounds. Bakken Bears (24-4) is placed first in the Ligaen. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. Diouf's stats this season are: 11.0ppg, 7.5rpg, 2.2apg and 1.3spg.

   #4. Elson Mendy (200-F-85, currently plays in France) contributed to a 2-point Souffelweyersheim's victory against the 16th-ranked Vitre (13-19) 80-78 in the French NM1 (third division) on Saturday night. Mendy scored 9 points and grabbed 15 rebounds. BC Souffelweyersheim (21-11) is placed third in the NM1. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Mendy has averaged so far 9.1ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.5apg.

   #5. Experienced Mamadou Dia (201-C/F-78, currently plays in France) contributed to an easy victory against the eighth-ranked ALM Evreux (15-13) crushing them 108-73 in the French ProB (second division) in Friday night's game. Dia recorded 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. FOS Provence Basket (19-9) is placed second in the ProB. Dia is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his 11th year in Provence Basket's roster. He has averaged so far 8.9ppg and 2.6rpg. Dia has both Senegalese and French nationalities.

   #6. Mouhamed Barro (205-F-95, currently plays in Spain) led Oviedo CB to a victory over the league outsider Marin crushing them 89-55 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Sunday. He was the top player that evening. Barro recorded 16 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. He has averaged so far 5.0ppg and 3.9rpg.

   #7. Pape Sow (205-F/C-93, currently plays in Spain) was the main contributor in a CB Guadalajara's victory against the eighth-ranked CBA Gran Canaria B 104-90 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) on Saturday night. Sow was the top player that evening. He had a double-double by scoring 21 points and getting 10 rebounds in 20 minutes. Sow averaged so far 10.3ppg and 5.1rpg in 14 games.

   #8. Papa Beye (202-F/C-89, currently plays in France) contributed to an ALM Evreux's victory against the 16th-ranked SO Maritime Boulogne 86-76 in the French ProB (second division) last Friday. Beye scored 8 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 19 minutes. He has averaged so far 6.4ppg and 4.3rpg in 27 games.

   #9. Mamadou Samb (210-C/F-89, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help Palencia Baloncesto in their game against Barca II in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). Samb recorded 8 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks in 28 minutes. His team was edged 69-67. He averaged so far 10.8ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.2bpg in 22 games. Samb also holds two passports: Senegalese and Spanish. Despite his Senegalese nationality, Samb previously played for the Spanish U20 national team and probably cannot be called to the Senegalese team.

   #10. Abdou Thiam (204-F/C-98, currently plays in Spain) was the major contributor in Betanzos' victory against the fifth-ranked BVM 2012 86-81 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) in Saturday night's game. He had a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 15 rebounds in 26 minutes. Thiam averaged so far 11.0ppg and 10.0rpg in 24 games.



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Milos Teodosic selected the top Serbian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Milos Teodosic
Milos Teodosic
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Milos Teodosic (195-87, currently plays in Euroleague). He led his Russian team CSKA to a victory over the closely-ranked Olympiacos (19-11) 90-86 in the Euroleague in Friday night's game. Teodosic was MVP of the game. He scored 23 points and added 4 passes in 32 minutes on the court. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. CSKA Moscow (22-8) is placed second in the Euroleague. There are only three games left until the end of the Euroleague Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Teodosic's sixth season with the team. Teodosic has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 16.1ppg, 2.3rpg, 7.2apg, 2FGP: 57.7%(56-97), 3FGP: 37.8% and FT: 90.8%(79-87) in 24 games he played so far. Teodosic is currently a member of the Serbian senior national team.

Bogdan Bogdanovic
Bogdan Bogdanovic
   #2. Second place goes to an international swingman Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-92, currently plays in Turkey). He was the main contributor in Fenerbahce's victory against the fifth-ranked Banvit (17-8) 86-75 in the Turkish BSL last Sunday. Bogdanovic was the best player in that game. He recorded 18 points and added 9 assists. Fenerbahce Istanbul (20-5) is placed first in the BSL. Bogdanovic has relatively good stats this season: 13.0ppg, 3.4rpg, 3.7apg, 2FGP: 59.4%(38-64), 3FGP: 29.1% and FT: 90.5%(19-21). He is in the roster of the Serbian senior national team.

Vladimir Stimac
Vladimir Stimac
   #3. The Serbian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international center Vladimir Stimac (210-87, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Turkey). Stimac contributed to a 1-point Besiktas' victory against the ninth-ranked Tofas (10-15) 95-94 in the Turkish BSL on Saturday night. He had a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting 17 rebounds. Stimac also added 4 assists in 34 minutes. Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul (20-5) is placed third in the BSL. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. This year Stimac has relatively solid stats: 14.6ppg, 10.0rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 69.3%(147-212) and FT: 60.3% in 25 games. He is also a member of the Serbian senior national team.

Nikola Jokic
Nikola Jokic
   #4. Center Nikola Jokic (209-95, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in NBA) contributed to a Denver Nuggets' victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder (47-35) 111-105 in the NBA in Wednesday night's game. Jokic was the top player that evening. He recorded a double-double by scoring 29 points and getting 16 rebounds. Jokic also added 8 assists and 5 blocks. The Denver Nuggets have 40-42 record this season. The Regular Season already ended in the NBA. This year Jokic has very high stats. He averages: 16.7ppg, 9.8rpg and 4.9apg. Jokic is also Serbian national team player.

Milan Macvan
Milan Macvan
   #5. International power forward Milan Macvan (206-89, currently plays in Italy) helped Armani Milano win their game against the closely-ranked Umana Venezia (18-9) 88-80 in the Italian Serie A on Sunday night. Macvan was the top player that evening. He scored 20 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (21-6) is placed first in the Serie A. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Macvan has reliable stats this season: 11.7ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.7apg. He plays currently for the Serbian national team.

Branko Cvetkovic
Branko Cvetkovic
   #6. An experienced swingman Branko Cvetkovic (200-84, agency: AproK Sports Group, currently plays in Lebanon) helped Al Riyadi win their game against the second-ranked Al Moutahed (13-11) 88-82 in the Lebanese Pepsi LBL in Thursday night's game. Cvetkovic scored 19 points, had 9 boards, dished 4 assists and stole 3 balls in 40 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in Group B. Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (6-0) is placed first. So far his team won all six games in the Second Stage. They will play only one more game in the Second Stage. And now that game is quite important. It's Cvetkovic's first season with the team. He has very impressive stats this year: 16.0ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.7apg and 1.3spg in 22 games. Cvetkovic is a former international player as he played for the Serbian senior team nine years ago.

Nikola Milutinov
Nikola Milutinov
   #7. International center Nikola Milutinov (212-94, currently plays in Greece) helped Olympiacos win their game against the 12th-ranked Kymis (8-18) crushing them 93-45 in the Greek A1 last Thursday. He scored 10 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and made 3 blocks. Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus (22-0) is placed first in the A1. So far his team won all twenty two games in the Regular Season. The Regular Season already ended. Milutinov's overall stats this season are: 6.0ppg and 4.0rpg. He is also Serbian national team player.

Vladimir Lucic
Vladimir Lucic
   #8. Small forward Vladimir Lucic (201-89, currently plays in Germany) was the major contributor in a Bayern Muenchen's victory against the closely-ranked Telekom Baskets (17-11) 84-72 in the German BBL on Thursday night. Lucic scored 17 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 27 minutes. FC Bayern Muenchen (25-3) is placed third in the BBL. It was his team's 15th consecutive victory in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. This year Lucic's overall stats are: 9.4ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.7apg in 28 games. He plays currently for the Serbian national team.

Stefan Markovic
Stefan Markovic
   #9. International guard Stefan Markovic (199-88, currently plays in VTB United League) helped his Russian team Zenit win their game against the closely-ranked Khimki (17-5) 74-66 in the VTB United League in Sunday night's game. Markovic recorded 18 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals. Zenit Saint Petersburg (19-3) is placed second in group A. It was his team's 13th consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the VTB United League Regular Season. Markovic averaged so far 10.3ppg, 4.1rpg, 7.8apg and 1.7spg. He is also in the roster of the Serbian national team.

Nikola Markovic
Nikola Markovic
   #10. Power forward Nikola Markovic (208-89, currently plays in Poland) helped Trefl win their game against the 15th-ranked AZS Koszalin (8-21) crushing them 107-80 in the Polish PLK last Saturday. Markovic was the top player that evening. He had a double-double by scoring 27 points and getting 12 rebounds. Markovic also added 5 assists and 4 steals in 31 minutes. Trefl Sopot (15-13) is placed tenth in the PLK. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. Markovic's stats this year are: 13.4ppg, 8.7rpg, 1.8apg and 2.0spg in 28 games. He is a former university international player as four years ago he still played for the Serbian national team.

   #11. International center Boban Marjanovic (222-88, also represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in NBA) helped Detroit Pistons win their game against the Houston Rockets 114-109 in the NBA on Friday night. Marjanovic was the top player that evening. He recorded a double-double by scoring 27 points and getting 12 rebounds. Marjanovic's total stats this season are: 5.6ppg and 3.8rpg. He plays currently for the Serbian national team.

   #12. Former international center Rasko Katic (208-80, another player represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Belgium) helped Oostende win their game against the eighth-ranked Belfius Mons-Hainaut crushing them 86-56 in the Belgian Euromillions League in Saturday night's game. Katic was the top player that evening. He scored 20 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 23 minutes. Katic averaged so far 12.8ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.2apg in 28 games. He used to play for the Serbian national team back in 2014.

   #13. Former University international power forward Tadija Dragicevic (206-86, another player represented by AproK Sports Group, currently plays in Greece) could not help Aris (15-11) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Dragicevic's good performance Aris was defeated 75-70 on the road by the lower-ranked Lavrio (#8). He was the second best scorer with 11 points. Dragicevic also added 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Dragicevic averaged so far 10.2ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.7apg. He used to play for the Serbian university national team eight years ago.

   #14. U20 international guard Vojislav Stojanovic (199-97, currently plays in Italy) was not able to help Betaland Cdo (14-13) in their last game. Despite Stojanovic's good performance Betaland Cdo lost 64-74 in Sassari to the higher-ranked (#4) Banco di Srd. He scored 12 points, had 8 rebounds, passed 6 assists and added 5 blocks in 39 minutes. This year Stojanovic's total stats are: 8.8ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.6apg in 27 games. He plays currently for the Serbian U20 national team.

   #15. International swingman Dragan Milosavljevic (198-89, currently plays in Germany) helped ALBA Berlin win their game against the 14th-ranked Walter Tigers 89-72 in the German BBL last Saturday. He scored 16 points and added 3 assists in 28 minutes. Milosavljevic averaged so far 12.8ppg, 3.2rpg and 3.9apg in 30 games. He is also in the roster of the Serbian national team.

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

   #1. Dusan Sakota (210-SF-86, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Greece) led AEK Athens to a 1-point victory over the seventh-ranked Kolossos HH (13-13) 82-81 in the Greek A1 last Saturday. He was the top player that evening. Sakota recorded 21 points in 28 minutes. AEK Athens (19-7) is placed third in the A1. The Regular Season already ended. Sakota has reliable stats this year: 12.3ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.2apg in 24 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Serbian and Greek. Despite Sakota's Serbian passport, he previously played for the Greek U20 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Serbian team.

   #2. Experienced Uros Mirkovic (205-F/C-82, agency: BeoExcell, currently plays in Poland) was the major contributor in Polpharma's victory against one of league's weakest teams Polfarmex (5-24) 86-72 in the Polish PLK in Wednesday night's game. Mirkovic recorded 22 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Polpharma Starogard Gdanski (17-13) is placed seventh in the PLK. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. Mirkovic averaged so far 10.9ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.4apg.

   #3. Vladimir Jankovic (202-F-90, currently plays in Greece) contributed to Aris' victory against the closely-ranked AEK Athens (19-7) 81-77 in the Greek A1 last Thursday. Jankovic scored 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Aris Thessaloniki (15-11) is placed fourth in the A1. The Regular Season already ended. Jankovic has averaged so far 8.5ppg, 4.0rpg and 2.5apg. He is another player who holds two passports: Serbian and Greek.

   #4. Branko Mirkovic (190-G-82, agency: 011 Sports, currently plays in Estonia) led Kalev/Cramo to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams BC Rakvere (9-23) crushing them 102-74 in the Estonian Alexela KML on Monday night. Mirkovic recorded 16 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists in 21 minutes. BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn (29-3) is placed third in the Alexela KML. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. Mirkovic averaged so far 13.3ppg, 3.5rpg and 4.8apg in four games. He has both Serbian and Bulgarian nationalities.

   #5. Tomislav Ivosev (204-F-90, also represented by 011 Sports, currently plays in Hungary) led KTE-Duna to a 2-point victory over the fifth-ranked Sopron KC (13-17) 88-86 in the Hungarian A Division in Saturday night's game. Ivosev was the top player that evening. He recorded a double-double by scoring 30 points and getting 11 rebounds. Ivosev also added 3 assists. KTE-Duna Aszfalt (15-15) is placed third in Places 6-10 group. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Second Stage. Ivosev has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 16.1ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.5apg and 1.3spg. Ivosev also holds two passports: Serbian and Hungarian.

   #6. DeMarcus Nelson (193-G-85, college: Duke, currently plays in France). He could not help ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket to beat Monaco. Nelson scored 9 points and added 6 passes. His team was defeated 92-88. Nelson has averaged so far 8.3ppg, 4.5rpg, 4.3apg and 1.2spg. He is a naturalized American. Nelson used to play for Crvena Zvezda Telekom Beograd in Serbian league.

   #7. Zarko Djuric (202-F-89, currently plays in Slovakia) led Levice to a victory over the closely-ranked Rieker KN 95-91 in the Slovakian SBL last Saturday. He was the top player that evening. Djuric scored 24 points, had 8 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 39 minutes. Djuric averaged so far 13.2ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1spg in 38 games.

   #8. Oliver Stevic (204-F/C-84, another player represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a 3-point Andorra's victory against the third-ranked CB Canarias 85-82 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Saturday night. He recorded 12 points. Stevic has averaged so far 9.0ppg and 3.7rpg.

   #9. Milivoje Mijovic (200-PF-91, currently plays in FYR Macedonia) was the main contributor in Kozuv's victory against the fifth-ranked Kumanovo 86-78 in the FYR Macedonian Prva Liga in Saturday night's game. He was the top player that evening. Mijovic recorded a double-double by scoring 23 points and getting 15 rebounds. He also added 4 assists. This season Mijovic has very high stats. He averages: 15.6ppg, 10.6rpg and 1.9apg.

   #10. Milovan Savic (205-C-87, currently plays in Bulgaria) was not able to help Spartak Pleven (10-13) in their last game. Despite Savic's very good performance Spartak Pleven was edged 97-96 on the road by the second-ranked Academik Plovdiv. He had a double-double by scoring 18 points and getting 14 rebounds. Savic also added 6 assists in 40 minutes. Savic has very impressive stats this year: 16.3ppg, 8.6rpg, 2.9apg and 1.3spg in 19 games. He has Montenegrin and Serbian nationalities. Despite Savic's Serbian passport, he previously played for the Montenegrin U21 national team and probably cannot be called to the Serbian team.



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Anton Gavel selected the top Slovakian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Anton Gavel
Anton Gavel
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced former international point guard Anton Gavel (189-84, currently plays in Germany). He managed to help FC Bayern Muenchen to win against the league leader ratiopharm Ulm (27-1) 83-68 in the German BBL last Saturday. Gavel scored 5 points. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. FC Bayern Muenchen (25-3) is placed third in the BBL. It was his team's 15th consecutive victory in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This season Gavel averages: 5.1ppg, 1.8rpg, 3.4apg, 2FGP: 43.8%, 3FGP: 31.7% and FT: 81.3%. He has a dual citizenship: Slovakian and German. Gavel played for the Slovakian senior national team five years ago.

Michael Fusek
Michael Fusek
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Michael Fusek (221-95, agency: Octagon Europe, currently plays in Belgium). He could not help one of league's weakest teams Spirou Charleroi (13-16) in their last game. Despite Fusek's good performance Spirou Charleroi was badly defeated 82-66 on the road by the higher-ranked (#6) Limburg United. He scored 13 points, had 8 rebounds and made 3 blocks in 23 minutes. It's Fusek's first season with the team. This year Fusek's overall stats are: 3.4ppg, 2.7rpg, 2FGP: 71.9%(23-32) and FT: 62.5% in 15 games he played so far. He is in the roster of the Slovakian senior national team.

Dusan Pandula
Dusan Pandula
   #3. The Slovakian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international small forward Dusan Pandula (196-84, currently plays in Czech Republic). Pandula led BK Pardubice to a victory over the leader Basketbal Svitavy (16-16) 82-68 in the Czech Republic NBL in Wednesday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Pandula scored 16 points. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Places 1-6. BK JIP Pardubice (23-8) is placed second. Pandula has relatively good stats this season: 10.1ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.5apg, 2FGP: 48.8%, 3FGP: 36.2% and FT: 69.6%. He played for the Slovakian national team five years ago.

Roman Marko
Roman Marko
   #4. Point guard Roman Marko (194-86, currently plays in Czech Republic) was not able to help Basketbal Svitavy in their game against BK Pardubice (23-8) in the Czech Republic NBL. Marko recorded 9 points and added 8 assists in 32 minutes. But the first-placed Basketbal Svitavy (16-16) was badly defeated 92-74 in Pardubice by the second-ranked BK Pardubice in the Places 7-12 group. This year Marko has relatively solid stats: 10.3ppg, 4.3rpg, 7.1apg and 1.4spg in 12 games. He used to play for the Slovakian national team back in 2013.

Ondrej Soska
Ondrej Soska
   #5. Former international center Ondrej Soska (208-78, currently plays in Czech Republic) was not able to secure a victory for Novy Jicin (9-16) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Soska's good performance Novy Jicin (#4) was badly defeated 91-71 at home by the lower-ranked GBA Sparta (#6) in the Places 13-20 group. He recorded 10 points. Soska's team will play only one more game in the Second Stage. And now that game is very crucial. Soska has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 16.3ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.8apg and 1.1spg. Soska used to play for the Slovakian national team twelve years ago.

   #6. Power forward Matej Drgon (207-98, currently plays in Czech Republic) faced previously mentioned Ondrej Soska in the Czech Republic 1Liga last game. Drgon was the major contributor in a GBA Sparta's victory against the fourth-ranked Novy Jicin (9-16) crushing them 91-71. He recorded 17 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 21 minutes. Drgon's team will play only one more game in the Second Stage. And now that game is quite important. Drgon has reliable stats this year: 12.1ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.2apg in 12 games. He is U18 international player who is currently on the Slovakian National Team roster.

David Javorsky
David Javorsky
   #7. U18 international small forward David Javorsky (197-99, currently plays in Czech Republic) is a teammate of previously mentioned Matej Drgon and both played together in the last Czech Republic 1Liga game. Javorsky contributed to an easy victory against the fourth-ranked Novy Jicin (9-16) crushing them 91-71. He recorded only 2 points. Javorsky's total stats this season are: 5.2ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.3apg. He is also Slovakian U18 national team player.

Maros Zeliznak
Maros Zeliznak
   #8. Center Maros Zeliznak (205-99, currently plays in Czech Republic) is a teammate of previously mentioned Matej Drgon. He played also in the last Czech Republic 1Liga game facing David Javorsky (above) in the other team. Zeliznak contributed to an easy victory against the fourth-ranked Novy Jicin (9-16) crushing them 91-71. He recorded only one point in 6 minutes on the court. This year Zeliznak's total stats are: 4.1ppg and 3.4rpg in 21 games. He plays currently for the Slovakian U18 national team.

One more player who has never been selected to any of national teams, but has Slovakian passport:

   #1. Kyle Kuric (193-G/F-89, college: Louisville, currently plays in Spain) could not help Gran Canaria (18-10) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Gran Canaria lost 72-86 on the road to the much lower-ranked (#13) Joventut. Kuric was the top scorer with 23 points. He also added 5 rebounds in 24 minutes. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Kuric has relatively good stats this year: 12.4ppg and 2.6rpg in 28 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Kuric has never played in Slovakia.



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Stats Leaders - 1A

Points Per Game
 Duda SANADZE
  KK Primo.
  (196-G-92)
  Avg: 17.2
 1. Sanadze, KK Primo.17.2 
 2. Tratnik, Zlatorog16.6 
 3. Span, Zlatorog15.8 
 4. Ferme, Rogaska15.7 
 5. Davis, Rogaska15.3 
 6. Jefferson, Un.Olimp.15.0 
 7. Robbins, LTH C.14.5 
 8. Cup, Hopsi Polzela14.5 
 9. Cebasek, Hopsi P.14.1 
 10. Oliver, Un.Olimpija13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jakob CEBASEK
  Hopsi P.
  (200-G/F-91)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Cebasek, Hopsi P.8.8 
 2. Spicer, Tajfun8.0 
 3. Johns, Rogaska8.0 
 4. Tratnik, Zlatorog7.6 
 5. Oliver, Un.Olimpija7.3 
 6. Cerkovnik, Terme O.7.0 
 7. Pavic, Sencur Gor.6.7 
 8. Atanackovic, Helios6.3 
 9. Miljkovic, Zlatorog5.9 
 10. Hadzifejzovi., Sencur G.5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Danijel VUJASINOVIC
  Tajfun
  (184-PG-89)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Vujasinovic, Tajfun8.3 
 2. Mocnik, Helios6.0 
 3. Curry, Helios5.6 
 4. Collins, Sencur Gor.5.0 
 5. Ferme, Rogaska4.9 
 6. Rebec, Krka4.9 
 7. Sajevic, LTH C.4.8 
 8. Baric, Zlatorog4.8 
 9. Kosic, Hopsi Polzela4.7 
 10. Davis, Rogaska4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Gregor HROVAT
  Un.Olimpija
  (196-G/F-94)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Hrovat, Un.Olimpija2.4 
 2. Franklin, KK Primo.1.9 
 3. Oliver, Un.Olimpija1.9 
 4. Curry, Helios1.7 
 5. Vujasinovic, Tajfun1.7 
 6. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija1.6 
 7. Cebasek, Hopsi P.1.6 
 8. Jefferson, Un.Olimp.1.5 
 9. Baric, Zlatorog1.5 
 10. Davis, Rogaska1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Khaliq SPICER
  Tajfun
  (206-C-94)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Spicer, Tajfun1.8 
 2. Tratnik, Zlatorog1.3 
 3. Djuranovic, Rogaska1.1 
 4. Radulovic, KK Primo.1.1 
 5. Pavic, Sencur Gor.0.9 
 6. Fifolt, Tajfun0.9 
 7. Johns, Rogaska0.8 
 8. Sebic, Tajfun0.7 
 9. Besedic, Portoroz0.7 
 10. Krusic, Zlatorog0.6 


Stats Leaders - 1B

Points Per Game
 Zeljko ZAGORAC
  Parklji
  (204-F-81)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Zagorac, Parklji19.1 
 2. Jereb, Konjice18.5 
 3. Cej, Branik17.9 
 4. Butala, Crnomelj17.7 
 5. Srebovt, Plama Pur17.3 
 6. Jagodnik, Ilirija17.2 
 7. Sisko, Ilirija16.2 
 8. Habat, Pingvini15.6 
 9. Spesic, Branik15.6 
 10. Doljak, Parklji15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Milan KOVACEVIC
  Sezana
  (200-SF-96)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Kovacevic, Sezana11.5 
 2. Jagodnik, Ilirija9.3 
 3. Lozar, Crnomelj8.9 
 4. Doljak, Parklji8.5 
 5. Cvetinovic, Elektra8.1 
 6. Zagorac, Parklji8.0 
 7. Spesic, Branik8.0 
 8. Zolotic, Celje7.6 
 9. Vravnik, Triglav7.2 
 10. Modric, Ilirija7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Zan Mark SISKO
  Ilirija
  (189-PG-97)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Sisko, Ilirija7.1 
 2. Kostomaj, Celje7.0 
 3. Jereb, Konjice6.5 
 4. Zalar, Plama Pur5.6 
 5. Kobal, Parklji5.5 
 6. Mlakar, Parklji5.4 
 7. Lozar, Crnomelj4.7 
 8. Zagorc, Elektra4.3 
 9. Modric, Ilirija4.2 
 10. Milasinovic, Grosu.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Tomaz JEREB
  Konjice
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Jereb, Konjice2.9 
 2. Habat, Pingvini2.3 
 3. Udrih, Celje2.2 
 4. Zalar, Plama Pur2.1 
 5. Kostomaj, Celje1.9 
 6. Pungartnik, Konjice1.9 
 7. Verbic, Pingvini1.8 
 8. Kobilica, Pingvini1.7 
 9. Germ, Ilirija1.7 
 10. Jerman, Grosuplje1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Pavle CVETINOVIC
  Elektra
  (215-C-97)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Cvetinovic, Elektra1.9 
 2. Zolotic, Celje1.1 
 3. Jakobcic, Triglav1.1 
 4. Skrbinsek, Konjice0.9 
 5. Rojko, Sezana0.8 
 6. Furlan, Sezana0.7 
 7. Nemanic, Triglav0.6 
 8. Vojicic, Triglav0.6 
 9. Doljak, Parklji0.6 
 10. Modric, Ilirija0.6 


Hopsi almost blew an 18-point lead in the fourth - by Zeljko Zule

Hopsi almost blew an 18-point fourth quarter lead but hung on to beat Union Olimpija 89-85 in Championship Stage Round 6. Krka never trailed againts Helios Suns in an 89-65 win.

Hopsi-Union Olimpija 89-85: Olimpija opened the game with a 7-0 run. Hopsi tied the score at 13-13 and the visitors once again went on a 7-0 run for a 20-13 advantage. Hopsi responded with a 13-2 run for their lead of the night, 26-22 early in the second quarter and never looked back for the remainder. After leading 58-51 late in the third quarter, Hopsi made a 15-4 run to extend their advantage to 18-points with less than six minutes into the game. Olimpija cut the deficit to 83-85 and had possession going into the final minute. Alen Hodzic (192-SF-92) stole the ball from Brandon Jefferson (175-PG-91, college: Metro St.) and then Andraz Rogelja (188-PG-95) drew the foul. He made both free throws to give Hopsi a four point advantage. Olimpija's Devin Oliver (204-SF-92, college: Dayton) then missed a 3-point try and Hopsi grabbed a decisive defensive rebound.
Jakob Cebasek scored 19 points, Andraz Rogelja came off the bench for 16 points, Alen Hodzic and Milojko Vasilic (207-C-89) both scored 14 points, Ivan Drzic (204-C-83) 11 and Dejan Cup (202-PF-83) 10. Hopsi's bench players outscored Olimpija's reserves 30-7. Brandon Jefferson posted 27 points for the visitors, Devin Oliver added 21 points hitting 9-of-11 in 2-pointers, but he missed all of his seven 3-point attempts and Gregor Hrovat (196-G/F-94) finished with 21 points.

Krka-Helios Suns 89-65: Krka used an early 11-1 run to go up 15-5. Aljaz Bratec (192-PG-98) hit three straight 3-pointers to cut the deficit to 14-16 and Helios was still down by two when Krka scored nine straight points to ignite a 12-2 run for a 34-22 lead. The home team finally took control of the game behind a 15-3 run spanning halftime to go up 53-35.
Krka outrebounded the visitors 56-38. Ziga Dimec (211-C-93) scored 18 points, Ron Curry (191-G-93, college: JMU) 16 and Klemen Kuznik (188-PG-97) 10. Helios shot just 30-percent (22-of-73) from the field to Krka's 50-percent and made more 3-pointers than 2-point field goals, 12-10. Aljaz Bratec finished with 18 points and Tomaz Bolcina (208-C-94) added 13.

Relegation Stage - Round 6: Terme Olimia-Tajfun Sentjur 65-81, Portoroz-Sencur GGD 67-101, Primorska-LTH Castings 87-47.



Luka Doncic's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Slovenians playing currently abroad: - by Eurobasket Center

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

Luka Doncic
Luka Doncic
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Luka Doncic (201-99, currently plays in Spain). He led Real Madrid to a victory over the closely-ranked Baskonia (19-8) 86-82 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game. Doncic was MVP of the game. He had a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 13 rebounds. Doncic also added 4 assists and 4 steals in 30 minutes on the court. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Real Madrid (20-7) is placed first in the Liga Endesa. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. This year Doncic averages: 7.7ppg, 4.2rpg, 3.1apg, 2FGP: 57.6%(49-85), 3FGP: 31.9% and FT: 77.8% in 27 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Slovenian senior national team.

Gasper Vidmar
Gasper Vidmar
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Gasper Vidmar (211-87, currently plays in Turkey). Vidmar could not help Banvit (17-8) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his good performance Banvit was defeated 86-75 on the road by the leading Fenerbahce. Vidmar was the second best scorer with 14 points. He also added 7 rebounds. Vidmar's overall stats this season are: 9.8ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 66.4%(97-146) and FT: 39.1%. He is in the roster of the Slovenian senior national team.

Goran Dragic
Goran Dragic
   #3. The Slovenian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Goran Dragic (190-86, currently plays in NBA). Dragic was the main contributor in a Miami Heat's victory against the Washington Wizards (49-33) 110-102 in the NBA on Wednesday night. He was the best player in that game. Dragic scored 28 points (!!!), grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 5 assists in 37 minutes. The Miami Heat has 41-41 record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. The Regular Season already ended in the NBA. Dragic has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 20.3ppg, 3.8rpg, 5.8apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 49.8%, 3FGP: 40.5% and FT: 79.0% in 73 games. Dragic is also a member of the Slovenian senior national team.

Edo Muric
Edo Muric
   #4. Forward Edo Muric (202-91, currently plays in Turkey) is a teammate of previously mentioned Gasper Vidmar and both played together in the last Turkish BSL game. Muric was not able to help Banvit in their game against Fenerbahce (20-5). Despite his good performance in Sunday night's game He recorded 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Muric's overall stats this season are: 7.6ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.8apg. He is also Slovenian national team player.

Aleksej Nikolic
Aleksej Nikolic
   #5. International point guard Aleksej Nikolic (191-95, currently plays in Germany) contributed to a Brose Baskets' victory against the 14th-ranked Walter Tigers (9-23) 87-75 in the German BBL on Thursday night. He scored 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Brose Baskets Bamberg (26-3) is placed second in the BBL. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Nikolic's overall stats this season are: 7.6ppg, 1.6rpg and 3.0apg. He plays currently for the Slovenian national team.

Domen Bratoz
Domen Bratoz
   #6. Point guard Domen Bratoz (189-93, currently plays in Estonia) helped Rapla win their game against the sixth-ranked Valga (12-20) crushing them 92-71 in the Estonian Alexela KML in Tuesday night's game. Bratoz recorded 14 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists in 25 minutes. AVIS Rapla (20-12) is placed second in the Alexela KML. Bratoz has relatively good stats this year: 13.6ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.8apg and 2.1spg in 29 games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Slovenian National Team roster.

Klemen Prepelic
Klemen Prepelic
   #7. International guard Klemen Prepelic (191-92, currently plays in France) helped Limoges CSP Elite edge the 16th-ranked Chalons-Reims (9-19) 84-82 in the French ProA last Tuesday. Prepelic was the top player that evening. He scored 18 points and added 4 assists. Limoges CSP Elite (14-14) is placed tenth in the ProA. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This season Prepelic has very high stats. He averages: 15.7ppg, 3.0rpg and 3.7apg. Prepelic is also Slovenian national team player.

Alen Omic
Alen Omic
   #8. Center Alen Omic (216-92, currently plays in Spain) helped Unicaja Malaga win their game against the 14th-ranked Blusens Monbus (8-17) 78-70 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Sunday night. He recorded 6 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 28 minutes. Unicaja Malaga (16-9) is placed seventh in the Liga Endesa. This year Omic's overall stats are: 6.2ppg and 4.9rpg in nine games. He plays currently for the Slovenian national team.

Jure Balazic
Jure Balazic
   #9. An experienced former international forward Jure Balazic (204-80, currently plays in Turkey) helped Gaziantep win their game against the 13th-ranked Trabzonspor (8-17) crushing them 96-75 in the Turkish BSL in Saturday night's game. Balazic recorded 9 points. Gaziantep Basketbol (13-12) is placed eighth in the BSL. Balazic's total stats this season are: 7.7ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.4apg. He used to play for the Slovenian national team two years ago.

Beno Udrih
Beno Udrih
   #10. Point guard Beno Udrih (190-82, currently plays in NBA) helped Detroit Pistons win their game against the Memphis Grizzlies (43-39) 103-90 in the NBA last Sunday. Udrih scored 11 points and added 5 passes in 21 minutes. The Detroit Pistons have 36-45 record this season. The Regular Season already ended in the NBA. It's Udrih's first year with the team. This season his total stats are: 6.3ppg, 1.6rpg and 3.7apg in 36 games. Udrih is a former international player as seven years ago he still played for the Slovenian senior national team.

   #11. Former U20 international point guard Jan Mocnik (178-87, currently plays in Bosnia) was not able to secure a victory for Siroki Primorka in their game against Gradjanski in the Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I. Despite his very good performance on Saturday night He was the top scorer with 20 points. Mocnik also added 9 assists. This season he has relatively solid stats: 13.9ppg, 2.8rpg, 8.3apg and 1.7spg. Mocnik used to play for the Slovenian U20 national team ten years ago.

   #12. Former international center Mirza Begic (216-85, currently plays in ABA League) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Cedevita in their game against Crvena Zvezda in the ABA League. He scored 6 points in only 12 minutes. His team lost 73-84. Begic has averaged so far 5.2ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.1bpg in 30 games. He used to play for the Slovenian national team back in 2013.

   #13. Former international shooting guard Sasha Vujacic (201-84, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in NBA) couldn't help the New York Knicks in their game against the Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA. Vujacic scored 7 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists. His team were defeated 101-88 in the NBA. He has averaged so far 3.0ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.3apg. Vujacic used to play for the Slovenian national team eight years ago.

   #14. International guard Jaka Blazic (196-90, currently plays in Spain) managed to help Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz in a victory against the closely-ranked Gran Canaria 95-90 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Friday night. He scored only 3 points in 8 minutes on the court. Blazic has averaged so far 6.6ppg and 2.5rpg in 24 games. He plays currently for the Slovenian national team.

   #15. Former international center Hasan Rizvic (212-84, currently plays in Turkey) couldn't help Gelisim in their game against Pertevniyal in the Turkish TBL (second division). Despite his very good performance in Saturday night's game Rizvic was the top scorer with 18 points. He also added 8 rebounds and made 3 blocks. This season Rizvic has very high stats. He averages: 15.6ppg, 7.6rpg, 2.4apg, 1.6bpg and 1.5spg. Rizvic used to play for the Slovenian national team seven years ago.

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

   #1. Kevin Pangos (188-PG-93, college: Gonzaga, currently plays in Lithuania) was the major contributor in Zalgiris' victory against one of league's weakest teams Nevezis (6-26) crushing them 82-54 in the Lithuanian LKL last Sunday. Pangos scored 11 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists in a mere 18 minutes. B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (29-3) is placed first in the LKL. It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Pangos' first season with the team. This year his overall stats are: 8.8ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.7apg in 31 games he played so far. Pangos has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Slovenian.

   #2. Experienced Vlado Ilievski (188-PG-80, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in FYR Macedonia) led Rabotnicki to a victory against the second-ranked Karpos Sokoli (5-2) 79-74 in a derby game in the FYR Macedonian Prva Liga in Sunday night's game. He scored 16 points and added 8 passes in 40 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Places 1-6. KK Rabotnicki AD Skopje (4-3) is placed third. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game is very crucial. It's Ilievski's first season with the team. Ilievski has reliable stats this year: 10.7ppg, 2.3rpg, 6.3apg and 1.3spg in 18 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Slovenian and FYR Macedonian.

   #3. Radoslav Pekovic (215-C-94, currently plays in FYR Macedonia) could not help Kumanovo (2-5) in their last game. Despite Pekovic's very good performance the fifth-placed Kumanovo (2-5) lost 78-86 on the road to the higher-ranked (#4) Kozuv in the Places 1-6 group. He was the top scorer with 16 points in a mere 19 minutes. It was Kumanovo's fifth consecutive loss in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game will be important. It's Pekovic's first season with the team. Pekovic has averaged so far 6.8ppg and 3.4rpg in 19 games.

   #4. Rasid Mahalbasic (210-C-90, also represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help Sevilla in their game against RETAbet BB (12-13) in the Spanish Liga Endesa. He recorded 5 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Sevilla was defeated 85-73 at home by the higher-ranked RETAbet BB (#9). It was Sevilla's fourth consecutive loss in a row. It's Mahalbasic's first season with the team. Mahalbasic has reliable stats this year: 10.9ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.6apg. He has both Austrian and Slovenian nationalities.

   #5. Emanuel Richter (192-G-86, currently plays in Germany) was not able to secure a victory for Topstar (10-16) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Richter's very good performance the 11th-placed Topstar (10-16) was crushed 86-64 on the opponent's court by the second-ranked Vilsbiburg in the South-East group. He was the top scorer with 18 points. Richter also added 7 rebounds and 3 assists. The Regular Season already ended. Richter has reliable stats this season: 12.9ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.6apg and 1.4spg.

   #6. Robert Abramovic (185-PG-88, currently plays in Kosovo) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Rahoveci crushing them 118-80 in the Kosovan SuperLeague on Saturday night. He scored 15 points and added 3 passes in a mere 18 minutes. Abramovic has reliable stats this year: 14.3ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.8apg in six games.

   #7. Fuad Memcic (210-C/F-82, agency: Promotex, currently plays in Austria) couldn't help Arkadia Lions in their game against Redwell Gunners Oberwart in the Austrian A Bundesliga. He scored 6 points. His team were defeated 79-70. Memcic has averaged so far 3.4ppg and 1.5rpg. He also holds two passports: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenian.

   #8. Andraz Kavas (208-F-92, agency: Two Points, college: Harding, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Caceres Basket in their game against Ourense in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). Kavas recorded 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 23 minutes. His team lost 65-71. Kavas has averaged so far 5.1ppg and 2.2rpg in 11 games.

   #9. Bojan Jovanovic (182-G-82, currently plays in Serbia) managed to help KK Pirot in a victory against the closely-ranked The Ere 99-91 in the Serbian 2MLS (second division) in Saturday night's game. He recorded only 2 points in 8 minutes on the court. Jovanovic has averaged so far 3.6ppg and 1.5rpg in 21 games.



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KBL Round 3 of Semi-Finals. Anyang KGC is the first finalist - by Eurobasket News

Samsung Th. - Goyang Orions 72-73

Goyang Orions nipped Samsung Thunders to stay alive in the semifinal series. Samsung Thunders were trailing by 3 points at halftime but managed to get 5-point lead after three quarters before a 19-13 charge of Goyang Orions, which allowed them to win the game. They made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. It was a good game for American forward Aaron Haynes (201-81, college: Boise St.) who saved his team from a defeat with 26 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. The former international forward Il-Young Heo (197-85) contributed with 15 points for the winners. The former international forward Ricardo Ratliffe (203-89, college: Missouri) answered with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds and the former international forward Gregory Stevenson (197-78, college: Richmond) added 13 points in the effort for Samsung Thunders.
Top scorers:
Samsung Th.: R.Ratliffe 22+12reb+1ast, G.Stevenson 13+3reb+3ast, J.Kim 11+3reb, M.Craig 8+4reb+6ast, T.Kim 7+1reb+2ast, H.Joo 5+5reb+2ast
Goyang Orions: A.Haynes 26+7reb+6ast, I.Heo 15+1reb+1ast, O.Bassett 8+1reb+2ast, S.Lee 7+5reb+3ast, T.Moon 6+3reb+2ast, J.Jang 6+8reb
gschID: 543913


Mobis Phoebus - Anyang KGC 61-70

Anyang KGC knocked down Mobis Phoebus to sweep the semifinal series. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 12-6. But Mobis Phoebus won second period 18-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Anyang KGC dominated on the defensive end, holding Mobis Phoebus to just 6 points in first quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Mobis Phoebus' 36. It was a great evening for American center David Simon (208-82, college: IPFW) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds. His fellow American import point guard Keifer Sykes (183-93, college: Green Bay) helped adding 14 points and 5 assists. Anyang KGC's coach Yu-Wan Song allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was American guard Nate Miller (193-87, college: Bowling Green) with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists and international center Jong-Hyun Lee (206-94) scored 6 points and 7 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Mobis Phoebus: N.Miller 16+12reb+4ast, H.Hill 8+6reb, D.Yang 8+4ast, D.Lee 7+1reb+3ast, J.Lee 6+7reb+1ast, J.Ham 6+3reb
Anyang KGC: D.Simon 33+16reb+2ast, K.Sykes 14+2reb+5ast, J.Lee 9+4reb+4ast, H.Yang 8+8reb+3ast, S.Oh 6+6reb+1ast, S.Hyen Jeon 0
gschID: 543912





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Stats Leaders - ACB

Points Per Game
 Edwin JACKSON
  Estudian.
  (190-SG-89)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Jackson, Estudian.22.4 
 2. Llull, Real Madrid16.1 
 3. Shermadini, Andor.15.3 
 4. Jelovac, Zaragoza14.7 
 5. Bamforth, RE.14.5 
 6. Larkin, Baskonia14.2 
 7. Campazzo, UCAM M.14.0 
 8. Benzing, Zaragoza13.8 
 9. Mumbru, RE.13.7 
 10. Nedovic, Unicaja13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ante TOMIC
  FC Barce.
  (217-C-87)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Tomic, FC Barce.7.8 
 2. Shermadini, Andor.7.4 
 3. Diagne, Fuenlabrada6.7 
 4. Mahalbasic, Sevilla6.5 
 5. Norel, Zaragoza6.2 
 6. Ayon, Real Madrid6.2 
 7. Fotu, Zaragoza5.9 
 8. Musli, Unicaja5.8 
 9. Sikma, Valencia5.7 
 10. Suton, Estudiantes5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Andrew ALBICY
  Andorra
  (177-PG-90)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Albicy, Andorra6.7 
 2. McConnell, Obradoiro6.1 
 3. Campazzo, UCAM M.5.8 
 4. Llull, Real Madrid5.4 
 5. Bellas, Zaragoza5.2 
 6. Larkin, Baskonia5.1 
 7. Oliver, Gran Canaria4.7 
 8. Cook, Estudiantes4.6 
 9. White, Iberosta.4.5 
 10. Diot, Valencia4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  UCAM M.
  (181-PG-91)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Campazzo, UCAM M.1.8 
 2. Albicy, Andorra1.7 
 3. Cook, Estudiantes1.7 
 4. Larkin, Baskonia1.5 
 5. Machado, Manresa1.3 
 6. Diot, Valencia1.3 
 7. Mumbru, RE.1.2 
 8. Lockett, Sevilla1.2 
 9. Fernandez, Real M.1.2 
 10. Rabaseda, Gran C.1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Anthony RANDOLPH
  Real Madrid
  (211-F/C-89)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Randolph, Real Madrid1.2 
 2. N''diaye, Unicaja1.2 
 3. Rey, Manresa1.0 
 4. Pustovyi, Obradoiro1.0 
 5. Jordan, Joventut0.9 
 6. Antetokounmp., Andor.0.8 
 7. Traore, Estudiantes0.8 
 8. Diagne, Fuenlabrada0.8 
 9. Ayon, Real Madrid0.8 
 10. Norel, Zaragoza0.7 



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  SWITZERLAND  


Clint Capela's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Swiss players playing currently abroad: - by Eurobasket Center

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

Clint Capela
Clint Capela
   #1. This week's number one is former international power forward Clint Capela (208-94, currently plays in NBA). He was the major contributor in a Houston Rockets' victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves (31-51) 123-118 in the NBA in Wednesday night's game. Capela had a double-double by scoring 22 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 3 blocks in 30 minutes on the court. The Houston Rockets have a solid 55-27 record this season. There are only four games left until the end of the NBA Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Capela has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 12.6ppg, 8.1rpg, 1.2bpg, 2FGP: 64.4%(362-562) and FT: 53.1% in 65 games he played so far. Capela played for the Swiss senior national team three years ago.

Thabo Sefolosha
Thabo Sefolosha
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced former international guard Thabo Sefolosha (201-84, currently plays in NBA). Sefolosha managed to help Atlanta Hawks in a victory against the Charlotte Hornets (37-45) crushing them 103-76 in the NBA on Tuesday night. He recorded only 4 points in 16 minutes. The Atlanta Hawks have 43-39 record this season. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the NBA Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Sefolosha has relatively good stats this year: 7.2ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.7apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 48.5%, 3FGP: 34.2% and FT: 73.3% in 62 games. He played for the Swiss national team in 2014.

Nicolas Dos Santos
Nicolas Dos Santos
   #3. The Swiss player who performed third best last week abroad was an international power forward Nicolas Dos Santos (200-87, currently plays in Portugal). Dos Santos contributed to an easy victory against the leader FC Porto Ferpinta (23-6) 87-70 in the Portuguese LPB last Friday. He recorded 6 points in only 12 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Places 1-6. Sport Lisboa Benfica (22-7) is placed second. There are only three games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game will be important. This year Dos Santos' overall stats are: 2.8ppg, 2.4rpg, 2FGP: 57.9%(33-57), 3FGP: 6.7% in 25 games. He is also a member of the Swiss senior national team.

Jonathan Shtarkman
Jonathan Shtarkman
   #4. Point guard Jonathan Shtarkman (188-91, currently plays in Israel) led Hasharon to a victory against the second-ranked Hap.Haifa (10-16) 74-68 in the Israeli National League (second division) on Wednesday night. Shtarkman recorded 11 points. Ramat Hasharon (5-21) is placed fifth in Play-Downs group. Shtarkman's total stats this season are: 9.9ppg, 2.1rpg, 2.7apg and 1.1spg. He has a dual citizenship: Swiss and Israeli. Despite Shtarkman played previously for the Israeli U20 national team, he is currently in the Swiss university national team roster.

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

   #1. Alex Vaenerberg (183-G-92, currently plays in Finland). He could not help one of league's weakest teams Helsinki Seagulls (25-11) to beat Joensuun Kataja (25-11). Vaenerberg recorded 9 points and added 5 assists. But Helsinki Seagulls was defeated 89-84 on the road by the second-ranked Joensuun_Kataja. It was Helsinki Seagulls' third consecutive loss in a row. Vaenerberg's overall stats this season are: 5.3ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.0apg. He has a dual citizenship: Swiss and Finnish.

   #2. Marco Portannese (192-G-89, currently plays in Italy) contributed to Verona's victory against the 13th-ranked Bondi Ferrara (11-18) 72-58 in the Italian Serie A2 (second division) in Saturday night's game. Portannese scored 7 points. Tezenis Verona (16-13) is placed seventh in East group. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. This season Portannese has relatively solid stats: 11.7ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.8apg and 1.4spg. He is another player who holds two passports: Italian and Swiss. Despite Portannese's Swiss nationality, he previously played for the Italian U18 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Swiss team.

Other top Swiss players, who play abroad:

Ivan Castro (191-G-88) plays for Aguada in Uruguayan LUB
Rolandas Alijevas (192-G-85) plays for Azad in Iranian Superleague
Noah Burrell (180-PG-97) plays for JDA Dijon in French ProA
Jonathan Kazadi (193-G-91) plays for Entente Orleans 45 in French ProA
Robert Zinn (197-SG-95) plays for Nuernberg in German ProA
Marko Mikulic (190-G/F-97) plays for KK Belisce in Croatian A2
Jason Hatch (190-G-95) plays for St.Francis Xavier in Canadian university league CIS
Christian Affolter (196-G/F-93) plays for Cape Breton University in Canadian university league CIS
Marko Kraljevic (196-G/F-91) plays for Siroki II in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division II

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



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  TURKEY  

Stats Leaders - D1

Points Per Game
 Shannon SHORTER
  TED K.
  (193-G-89)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Shorter, TED K.20.1 
 2. Ledo, Yesilgiresun19.2 
 3. Jefferson, Gazia.19.0 
 4. Theodore, Banvit BK19.0 
 5. Summers, Pinar K.17.0 
 6. Denmon, Gaziantep16.8 
 7. Hayes, Demir IBB16.5 
 8. McKissic, Usak15.9 
 9. Morrison, TED K.15.8 
 10. Armand, Is.15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vladimir STIMAC
  Besiktas
  (210-C-87)
  Avg: 10
 1. Stimac, Besiktas10.0 
 2. Jefferson, Gazia.9.0 
 3. Thomas, TED K.8.3 
 4. Wright, Trabzons.7.8 
 5. Auguste, Usak7.6 
 6. Hummer, TED K.7.0 
 7. Pleiss, Galatasaray6.9 
 8. Gill, Yesilgiresun6.9 
 9. Caloiaro, Demir I.6.8 
 10. Summers, Pinar K.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Thomas HEURTEL
  Anadolu .
  (189-G-89)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Heurtel, Anadolu .7.8 
 2. Theodore, Banvit BK7.0 
 3. Green, Pinar K.5.8 
 4. Armstead, Yesilgir.5.5 
 5. Granger, Anadolu .5.2 
 6. Ermis, Tofas5.0 
 7. Guler, Galatasaray4.8 
 8. Sloukas, Fenerbahce4.7 
 9. Brown, Pinar K.4.7 
 10. Moody, Trabzonspor4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Shannon SHORTER
  TED K.
  (193-G-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Shorter, TED K.2.0 
 2. Eldridge, Demir I.1.8 
 3. Chappell, Banvit BK1.8 
 4. Osman, Anadolu .1.7 
 5. Ponitka, Pinar K.1.7 
 6. Hummer, TED K.1.7 
 7. Guler, Galatasaray1.6 
 8. Cherry, Gaziantep1.6 
 9. Denmon, Gaziantep1.6 
 10. Calloway, Istanbu.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Bryant DUNSTON
  Anadolu .
  (203-C-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Dunston, Anadolu .1.8 
 2. Udoh, Fenerbahce1.7 
 3. Ibekwe, Usak1.3 
 4. Pleiss, Galatasaray1.3 
 5. Kadji, Trabzonspor1.3 
 6. James, Best Balikesir1.1 
 7. Kulig, Banvit BK1.0 
 8. Jefferson, Gazia.0.9 
 9. Kosut, Yesilgiresun0.8 
 10. Thomas, TED K.0.8 


TB2L Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Aubrey COLEMAN
  Yalova Bld
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Coleman, Yalova Bld21.9 
 2. Holmes, Mamak DSI20.9 
 3. Taylor, Mamak DSI20.8 
 4. Smith, Samsun20.4 
 5. Moultrie, Mamak D.20.1 
 6. Monroe, Turk T.19.8 
 7. Tucker, Final Genclik19.6 
 8. Wright, Acibadem19.5 
 9. Brown, Istanbul.19.2 
 10. Campbell, Socar P.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kenny ADELEKE
  Final G.
  (205-C-83)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Adeleke, Final G.13.8 
 2. Monroe, Turk T.11.9 
 3. Drame, Samsun11.5 
 4. Hopkins, Samsun11.0 
 5. Arar, Pertevniyal10.6 
 6. Moultrie, Mamak D.9.8 
 7. Yucel, Pertevniyal9.8 
 8. Brown, Istanbul.9.7 
 9. Smith, Akhisar Bld9.3 
 10. Jefferson, Mugla O.8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Tyshawn TAYLOR
  Mamak DSI
  (191-G-90)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Taylor, Mamak DSI7.2 
 2. McKee, Turk T.6.2 
 3. Rizvanoglu, Final G.5.8 
 4. Campbell, Socar P.5.4 
 5. Gen, Mamak DSI5.3 
 6. Smith, Samsun5.1 
 7. Erdogan, Pertevni.5.0 
 8. Gedikli, Afyon4.9 
 9. Wright, Acibadem4.9 
 10. Tuncer, Eskisehi.4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Tywain MCKEE
  Turk T.
  (188-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. McKee, Turk T.2.7 
 2. Hughes, Duzce Bld.2.2 
 3. Coleman, Yalova Bld1.9 
 4. Cantitiz, Turk T.1.9 
 5. Holmes, Mamak DSI1.8 
 6. Brown, Istanbul.1.8 
 7. Ulusoy, Bandirma Kir.1.6 
 8. Celebioglu, Gelisim1.6 
 9. Monroe, Turk T.1.6 
 10. Wright, Acibadem1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Marvin JEFFERSON
  Mugla O.
  (206-C-86)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Jefferson, Mugla O.1.9 
 2. Rizvic, Gelisim1.6 
 3. Ford, Acibadem1.5 
 4. Arar, Pertevniyal1.4 
 5. Brown, Istanbul.1.4 
 6. Dendy, Duzce Bld.1.3 
 7. Harris, Final Genclik1.0 
 8. Drame, Samsun0.9 
 9. Hopkins, Samsun0.9 
 10. Bajramovic, Socar P.0.8 


TBL Round 33: Eskisehir Basket edges Afyon Bld by one point - by Eurobasket News

There will be only one (last) round of the Regular Season in TBL.

Fifth-ranked Afyon Bld (21-13) made lots of trouble for second ranked Eskisehir Basket (27-6) in Afyonkarahisar on Saturday. The visitors from Edirne managed to secure only one-point victory 69-68. However their fans expected easier game. The best player for the winners was Bugrahan Tuncer who scored 26 points and 5 rebounds. American power forward Josh Duncan (203-86) chipped in 10 points and 18 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Slovenian power forward Miha Zupan (205-82) who recorded 16 points and 8 rebounds. Eskisehir Basket keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Socar Petkim. Afyon Bld at the other side dropped to the sixth place with 13 games lost. Eskisehir Basket is looking forward to face Istanbulspor (#7) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Afyon Bld will play against Yalova Bld and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Eleventh-ranked Akhisar Bld (13-20) made lots of trouble for ninth ranked Turk Telekom (19-14) in Ankara. Turk Telekom managed to secure only one-point victory 100-99. However their fans expected easier game. It was a good game for American point guard Tywain McKee (188-86, college: Coppin St.) who saved his team from a defeat with 28 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Darryl Monroe contributed with 21 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. American forward Tyler Smith (200-86, college: Tennessee) answered with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds for Akhisar Bld. Turk Telekom have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain ninth place with 19-14 record. Akhisar Bld at the other side keeps the eleventh position with 20 games lost. Turk Telekom will play against higher ranked Samsun (#8) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Akhisar Bld will play against Mamak DSI in Ankara and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Sakaraya. Local Sakarya BSB (27-7) outscored 16th ranked Mamak DSI (9-24) 104-63 on Saturday night. Hakan Yapar stepped up and scored 16 points and 4 assists (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Sakarya BSB's coach Burak Selcuk Ernak felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was Nezih Ozbakir with 18 points. Sakarya BSB maintains third place with 27-7 record having just one point less than leader Eskisehir Basket. Loser Mamak DSI keeps the sixteenth position with 24 games lost. Sakarya BSB will meet league's second-placed Socar Petkim on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Mamak DSI will play against Akhisar Bld (#11) and hope to secure a win.

Other games of round 33 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Pertevniyal was defeated by Samsun in a road game 85-67. Bottom-ranked Mugla Orman was smashed by Acibadem at home 69-97. Duzce Bld. was destroyed by Istanbulspor on the opponent's court 90-63. Bandirma Kir. managed to outperform Yalova Bld in a home game 89-76. Socar Petkim managed to beat Final Genclik on the road 96-84. Gelisim was defeated by Bursaspor on its own court 80-88.
The best stats of 33th round was 12 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists by Talat-Alp Altunbey of Bandirma Kir..

Samsun - Pertevniyal 85-67

There was no surprise when 14th ranked Pertevniyal (11-22) was defeated on the road by ninth ranked Samsun (19-13) 85-67 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Samsun. Pertevniyal managed to win fourth quarter 22-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Pertevniyal to just 7 points in second quarter. Samsun have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to eighth place. Loser Pertevniyal keeps the fourteenth position with 22 games lost. Samsun will meet higher ranked Bursaspor (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Pertevniyal will play against Bandirma Kir. (#10) and hope to secure a win.
gschID: 490134


Sakarya BSB - Mamak DSI 104-63

The game with biggest result difference took place in Sakaraya. Local Sakarya BSB (27-7) outscored 16th ranked Mamak DSI (9-24) 104-63 on Saturday night. Sakarya BSB dominated down low during the game scoring 82 of its points in the paint compared to Mamak DSI's 30. Sakarya BSB forced 20 Mamak DSI turnovers and outrebounded them 35-17 including a 26-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. Sakarya BSB looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Center Hakan Yapar (202-84) stepped up and scored 16 points and 4 assists (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners and forward Tufan Onen (202-89) chipped in 13 points and 5 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Sakarya BSB's coach Burak Selcuk Ernak felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was power forward Nezih Ozbakir (206-80) with 18 points and the former international swingman Ulug Kacaniku (202-85) scored 12 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Sakarya BSB maintains third place with 27-7 record having just one point less than leader Eskisehir Basket. Loser Mamak DSI keeps the sixteenth position with 24 games lost. Sakarya BSB will meet league's second-placed Socar Petkim on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Mamak DSI will play against Akhisar Bld (#11) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Mamak DSI: N.Ozbakir 18+3reb+1ast, U.Kacaniku 12+7reb+2ast, R.Holmes 11+3reb+1ast, K.Sariaslan 10+1reb, B.Yananer 7+1reb+1ast, T.Ilhan 3+2reb
Sakarya BSB: C.Jackson 16+5reb, H.Yapar 16+1reb+4ast, F.Can Akin 14+2ast, K.Ozkan 13+2reb+3ast, T.Onen 13+5reb+3ast, T.Dikmen 10+3reb
gschID: 490137


Mugla Orman - Acibadem 69-97

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked Acibadem (21-12) smashed on the road bottom-ranked Muglaorman (4-29) 97-69 on Saturday. Acibadem dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Muglaorman's 22. Acibadem forced 22 Muglaorman turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The former international power forward Cevher Ozer (206-83, agency: 1x1 Sports) stepped up and scored 13 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and American guard Bracey Wright (191-84, college: Indiana) chipped in 12 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. Five Acibadem players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American guard Ricky Harris (187-87, college: Massachusetts) with 31 points and 4 assists and Yunus Erenoglu scored 16 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Acibadem moved-up to fifth place. Muglaorman lost eighth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay dead last with 29 lost games. Acibadem will meet at home Gelisim (#13) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Muglaorman will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Mugla Orman: R.Harris 31+1reb+4ast, Y.Erenoglu 16+1reb+2ast, M.Jefferson 9+8reb+1ast, E.Pehlivan 5+3reb+1ast, O.Gogus 4+8reb, E.Ozkan 2+1reb
Acibadem: M.Demir 14+4reb+1ast, C.Ozer 13+8reb+1ast, C.Erdeniz 13+3reb, C.Altintig 12+3reb+3ast, B.Wright 12+3reb+5ast, T.Acik 10+1reb+5ast
gschID: 490133


Afyon - Eskisehir Basket 68-69

Fifth-ranked Afyon Bld (21-13) made lots of trouble for second ranked Eskisehir Basket (27-6) in Afyonkarahisar on Saturday. The visitors from Edirne managed to secure only one-point victory 69-68. However their fans expected easier game. The best player for the winners was Bugrahan Tuncer who scored 26 points and 5 rebounds. American power forward Josh Duncan (203-86) chipped in a double-double by scoring 10 points and 18 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Slovenian power forward Miha Zupan (205-82) who recorded 16 points and 8 rebounds and point guard Serkan Mentese (175-91, agency: 1x1 Sports) added 13 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals respectively. Four Afyon Bld players scored in double figures. Eskisehir Basket keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Socar Petkim. Afyon Bld at the other side dropped to the sixth place with 13 games lost. Eskisehir Basket is looking forward to face Istanbulspor (#7) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Afyon Bld will play against Yalova Bld and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Afyon: M.Zupan 16+8reb+1ast, T.Gedikli 13+1reb+4ast, S.Mentese 13+5reb+6ast, A.Isik 10+8reb+2ast, J.Jefferson 8+4reb, H.Ozdemir 5+6reb+1ast
Eskisehir Basket: B.Tuncer 26+5reb+3ast, S.Marshall 18+1reb+5ast, J.Duncan 10+18reb, Y.Sonsirma 5+4reb+1ast, G.Yazicioglu 4+1reb, E.Buker 3
gschID: 490136


Istanbulspor - Duzce Bld. 90-63

Very expected game when 15th ranked Duzce Belediye (10-23) was rolled over on the road by seventh ranked Istanbulspor (20-13) 90-63 on Saturday. Istanbulspor dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Duzce Belediye's 28. Istanbulspor had a 37-21 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. American guard Elijah Johnson (192-90, college: Kansas) stepped up and scored 40 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and his fellow American import Brandon Brown (201-85, college: CS San Bernar.) chipped in 21 points and 11 rebounds. Brown is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. The best for the losing side was American center LaRon Dendy (205-88, college: Middle Tenn.St.) with 12 points and 8 rebounds and American-Puerto Rican point guard TreVon Hughes (183-87, college: Wisconsin) scored 10 points and 7 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Newly promoted Istanbulspor maintains seventh place with 20-13 record. Duzce Belediye lost fourth consecutive game. Duzce Belediye at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the fifteenth position with 23 games lost. Istanbulspor will meet league's leader Eskisehir Basket in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Duzce Belediye will play against Final Genclik (#17) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Duzce Bld.: M.Gorkem 13+4reb+2ast, L.Dendy 12+8reb+3ast, T.Hughes 10+7reb+2ast, B.Erdogan 8+4reb+2ast, E.Yetim 7+3reb, E.Balto 7+2reb+2ast
Istanbulspor: E.Johnson 40+9reb+4ast, B.Brown 21+11reb+3ast, U.Ozyildirim 10+2reb+1ast, M.Bakir Gorur 5+1reb+1ast,