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  3X3  



Teams earn ticket to Malaysia with 1 month to FIBA 3x3 U18 Asia Cup 2017 - by Eurobasket News

3x3 events were held last weekend in Lebanon and Indonesia to determine the national teams featuring at the FIBA 3x3 U18 Asia Cup 2017, presented by Under Armour, which will be staged in Cyberjaya, Malaysia on 26-28 May 2017. Rising star Karim Zeinoun (188-G-99) and team-mates Salim Alaaeddine (188-SG-99) and Nady Hachem (195-PF-99) shined for Lebanon in basketball at the 2016 FIBA Asia U18 Championship (4th). After winning the FLB 3x3 U18 Championships in Beirut on 22 April, they will have a chance to bring Lebanon their first-ever medal at the 3x3 U18 Asia Cup.
In the women's category, Dima and Karma Chahine, Ornella Zaatar and Tala Zein will get their first chance to represent the country after recording a perfect 5-0 record in Beirut.
In Indonesia, some familiar faces will make their return to Malaysia following the Under Armour 3x3 SEA U18 Basketball Tournament. After reaching the 3x3 U18 Asia Cup quarter-finals last year, Leonita Suwanto and Yoveta Paguno will come back with bigger ambitions, thanks to Michelle Kurniawan and Lea Elvancia, who are household names for the Indonesian women's basketball youth national teams.
In the men's category, Team Goosebumps won a thrilling 8-7 final. Yesaya Saudale and Ronald Firdaus Puadawe are certainly not new to 3x3 after winning the Loop 3x3 Competition National Championship last year. They will be joined by Patrick Agung and Fajar Kartiko. Under Amour organised U18 events in 3 others participating countries: Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore.
Courtesy of: fiba.com




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  ALBANIA  


SK Tirana grab second straight win in Finals - by Eurobasket News

SK Tirana stepped closer to League title. They edged Vllaznia 90-87 on the road to take 2-0 lead in the championship series. Griffin Ramme (190-PG-89, college: Chapman) scored 26 points to lead the winners.
SK Tirana unloaded 33 points in the opening quarter to take an 11-point lead. Vllaznia narrowed the deficit in the second term. They trailed by 10 points at halftime. Vllaznia got as close as 6 points heading into the fourth frame 66:72. The hosts tried hard in the final period but could not erase the deficit at the end. Endrit Hysenagolli (206-C-88) delivered 24 points and 11 rebounds, while Gerti Shima (204-PF-86) added 13 points for SK Tirana. Joshua Freelove (188-G-90, college: Buffalo, agency: Interperformances) responded with 20 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds for Vllaznia. Darryl Parker (197-F-73, college: Oregon) had 17 points in the loss.



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  ARGENTINA  

Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Dar TUCKER
  Estudian.
  (193-SG-88)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Tucker, Estudian.21.9 
 2. Green, Instituto20.2 
 3. Solano, Echague19.7 
 4. Quinteros, Regat.18.2 
 5. Sims, Regatas C.17.8 
 6. Baxley, Atenas17.7 
 7. Mickeal, Atenas17.3 
 8. Vildoza, Quilm.16.8 
 9. Deck, San Lorenzo16.7 
 10. Lampropoulos, Boca J.16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Williams, Olimpico.12.1 
 2. Crawford, Argen.10.3 
 3. Clancy, Instituto9.9 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.9.6 
 5. Justiz, Estudian.9.0 
 6. Lampropoulos, Boca J.8.8 
 7. Francis, La Union8.8 
 8. Wood, San M.8.7 
 9. Johnson, Atenas8.7 
 10. Vargas, GECR I.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Maximiliano STANIC
  Olimpico.
  (178-PG-78)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Stanic, Olimpico.6.4 
 2. Balbi, Ferrocarril6.3 
 3. Barral, Obras B.6.0 
 4. Aguirre, San L.5.6 
 5. Konsztadt, La Union5.4 
 6. Cantero, San M.5.1 
 7. Ciorciari, Instituto4.5 
 8. Figueroa, Penarol4.5 
 9. De-l., GECR I.4.5 
 10. Hopson, Quimsa4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Gelvis SOLANO
  Echague
  (185-G-94)
  Avg: 2
 1. Solano, Echague2.0 
 2. Garcia, San M.2.0 
 3. Basualdo, Quilm.1.9 
 4. Vildoza, Quilm.1.7 
 5. Johnson, Weber B.1.7 
 6. De-l., GECR I.1.7 
 7. Flor, Quilmes MP1.5 
 8. Massey, Libertad.1.5 
 9. Redivo, Weber B.1.5 
 10. Tucker, Estudian.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Williams, Olimpico.3.1 
 2. Justiz, Estudian.2.1 
 3. Crawford, Argen.1.5 
 4. Battle, Quimsa1.4 
 5. Richard, Obras B.1.4 
 6. Calfani, San L.1.2 
 7. Meyinsse, San L.1.2 
 8. Clancy, Instituto1.2 
 9. Acuna, Penarol1.0 
 10. Spurlock, Quimsa1.0 


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bruno BAROVERO
  Union SF
  (194-G/F-90)
  Avg: 22.2
 1. Barovero, Union SF22.2 
 2. Dodson, Petr.Arg.20.7 
 3. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista20.0 
 4. McCullough, Alianza .19.8 
 5. Brown, La Union19.5 
 6. Brown, Mitre Tuc.19.2 
 7. Cutley, Atenas C.17.9 
 8. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.17.7 
 9. Villa, Gimnasia LP17.5 
 10. Pais, Platense17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Santiago GONZALEZ
  San I.
  (203-C-83)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Gonzalez, San I.12.8 
 2. Matthews, Salta B.10.1 
 3. Dodson, Petr.Arg.10.1 
 4. Graham, Temperley8.9 
 5. Cutley, Atenas C.8.7 
 6. Lockett, BHY T.8.3 
 7. Lauria, Comunica.8.3 
 8. Joseph, Obera TC8.2 
 9. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista8.2 
 10. Granado, Olimpo BB8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Leonardo LA BELLA
  Gimnasia.
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. La-Bella, Gimnasia.7.9 
 2. Cajal, Independ.7.3 
 3. Merlo, Ciclista6.3 
 4. Cequeira, Villa A.5.3 
 5. Paletta, Hindu4.9 
 6. Correa, BHY T.4.4 
 7. Gandoy, Obera TC4.4 
 8. Franco, Alianza .4.3 
 9. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.4.3 
 10. Arese, Estudian.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Darnell DODSON
  Petr.Arg.
  (201-F-89)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Dodson, Petr.Arg.2.8 
 2. Correa, BHY T.2.2 
 3. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.2.2 
 4. Pais, Platense2.2 
 5. Punet, Salta Basket2.2 
 6. Cequeira, Villa A.1.9 
 7. Brown, Mitre Tuc.1.9 
 8. Harrison, Ciclista1.7 
 9. Gago, Petr.Arg.1.7 
 10. Paletta, Hindu1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane HEYWARD
  Huracan
  (200-C-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Heyward, Huracan2.5 
 2. Efese, Gimnasia LP1.6 
 3. Jeronimo, Gimnasia.1.5 
 4. Lockett, BHY T.1.4 
 5. Deck, Obera TC1.2 
 6. Stroud, Parque Sur1.1 
 7. Okoye, Salta Basket1.0 
 8. Granado, Olimpo BB0.9 
 9. Moya, Hindu0.9 
 10. Tabarez, Union SF0.9 


Recap of TNA Round 3 of 1/8 Finals - by Eurobasket News

Petr.Argentino - Estudiantes O. 81-69

Petr.Argentino overcame Estudiantes to celebrate the first win in the series. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Petr.Argentino made 18-of-19 free shots (94.7 percent) during the game. It was a good game for American forward Darnell Dodson (201-89, college: S.Mississippi, agency: DTMones) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 15 rebounds. Naturalized Italian point guard Mariano Castets (183-83) contributed with 26 points for the winners. Four Petr.Argentino players scored in double figures. Swingman Santiago Arese (196-87) answered with 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and Rodrigo Sanchez (200-89) added 15 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Estudiantes O.
Top scorers:
Estudiantes O.: S.Arese 18+9reb+4ast, R.Sanchez 15+8reb+3ast, L.Portillo 11+6reb, A.Brocal 8, E.Dominguez 7+3reb+1ast, D.Figueredo 6+3reb+3ast
Petr.Argentino: M.Castets 26+3reb+1ast, F.Gago 18+5reb+3ast, D.Dodson 15+15reb+2ast, L.Diaz 11+4reb+1ast, S.Gandolfo 6+2reb, M.Lambrisca 5+2reb+5ast
gschID: 544524


BHY Tiro Federal - Union SF 88-81

BHY Tiro Federal held off Union SF to cut the deficit in the series. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 27-17. But Union SF won third quarter 32-25. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great evening for point guard Emiliano Correa (189-91) who led his team to a victory scoring 31 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international swingman Mariano Ceruti (194-79) helped adding 26 points and 8 rebounds. The best for the losing side was center Fernando Podesta (205-92) with 27 points (on 12-of-13 shooting from the field) and swingman Bruno Barovero (194-90) scored 17 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Union SF: F.Podesta 27+4reb+3ast, B.Barovero 17+6reb+2ast, M.Stibbins 11+3reb, J.Godoy 11+2reb+1ast, M.Isola 7+1reb+2ast, P.Tabarez 5+2reb+3ast
BHY Tiro Federal: E.Correa 31+5reb+4ast, M.Ceruti 26+8reb+3ast, L.Strack 15+7reb+2ast, P.Lockett 14+5reb+1ast, D.Brezzo 2+1reb+1ast, J.Xynos 0
gschID: 544519


Independiente BBC - Hindu 70-69

Independiente BBC nipped Hindu to open win count in the series. Independiente BBC outrebounded Hindu 42-30 including 30 on the defensive glass. It was an exceptional evening for power forward Bruno Ingrata (201-85) who led the winners and scored 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Center Julian Aprea (209-87) accounted for 14 points and 13 rebounds for the winning side. Four Independiente BBC players scored in double figures. Forward Pablo Fernandez (198-82) came up with 22 points and 7 assists and American Kenny Jones (198-84, college: Kentucky St., agency: DTMones) added 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for Hindu in the defeat.
Top scorers:
Hindu: P.Fernandez 22+4reb+7ast, N.Paletta 16+3reb+7ast, K.Jones 16+7reb+4ast, S.Mora 7+1reb, S.Picton 4+2reb, M.Coronel 2+4reb+2ast
Independiente BBC: B.Ingrata 19+8reb+4ast, J.Aprea 14+13reb+2ast, J.Angel Lopez 13+9reb+2ast, V.Hugo Cajal 11+3reb+4ast, R.Fernandez 6+3ast, M.Vittar 5+5reb
gschID: 544525


Platense - Parque Sur 85-70

Platense held off Parque Sur to avoid elimination. CA Platense outrebounded Parque Sur 32-15 including a 24-10 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for Puerto Rican forward Kevin Young (203-90, college: Kansas, agency: SDJ Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds. American forward Keith Gayden (202-83, college: Duquesne) contributed with 13 points for the winners. Five CA Platense players scored in double figures. Guard Elnes Bolling (189-91) answered with 16 points and Pablo Alderete (196-93) added 13 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Parque Sur. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
PARQUE SUR: S.Bernasconi 16+1reb, E.Bolling 16+4reb+2ast, P.Alderete 13+5reb, G.Mariani 8+3reb+1ast, A.Jure 4+1ast, J.Stroud 4+1reb
Platense: I.Romani 15+1reb+1ast, K.Young 14+11reb+3ast, K.Gayden 13+4reb+1ast, A.Pappalardi 11+5reb, F.Pais 10+3reb+1ast, J.Lugrin 9+3reb
gschID: 544518


Atenas Carmen - Huracan 86-71

Atenas Carmen fired past Huracan to complete the sweep of the series. Atenas made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. It was a good game for American forward Scott Cutley (196-85, college: CS Fullerton) who led his team to a victory with 25 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Swingman Bruno Oprandi (192-85) contributed with 8 points, 8 rebounds and 10 assists for the winners. Cutley is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Guard Lisandro Ruiz-Moreno (183-89) answered with 22 points and 6 rebounds and forward Martin Melo (197-82) added 18 points in the effort for Huracan. Four Huracan players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Huracan: L.Ruiz Moreno 22+6reb+3ast, M.Melo 18+4reb+1ast, J.Coronado 11+7reb+2ast, G.Acosta 11+1reb+1ast, G.Maranguello 5+3reb+1ast, M.Gomez 2
Atenas Carmen: S.Cutley 25+8reb+4ast, H.Wilkerson 20+2reb+1ast, H.Etchepare 14+4reb+3ast, B.Oprandi 8+8reb+10ast, G.Peralta 7+2reb, E.Agostino 6+4reb
gschID: 544523


Gimnasia LP - Alianza Viedma 84-79

Gimnasia LP topped Alianza Viedma for 2-1 lead. It was a good game for point guard Leonardo La-Bella (180-86) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 assists. Bolivian forward Raul Salvatierra (200-91) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Five Gimnasia LP players scored in double figures. American swingman OLouis McCullough (198-82, college: Francis Marion, agency: DTMones) answered with 23 points and 6 rebounds and swingman Mateo Gaynor (199-90) added 21 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Alianza Viedma.
Top scorers:
Alianza Viedma: O.McCullough 23+6reb+2ast, M.Gaynor 21+7reb, M.Tabieres 13+8reb+1ast, A.Knecht 6+3reb+3ast, L.Nwogbo 6+3reb, P.Franco 5+2reb+4ast
Gimnasia LP: L.La Bella 24+3reb+12ast, J.Lancieri 14+1reb+4ast, R.Rosende 14+5reb+1ast, R.Salvatierra 13+12reb, M.Segon 10+1reb+1ast, J.Efese 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 544522


Villa San Martin - Comunicaciones 71-82

Comunicaciones overcame Villa San Martin to take 2-1 advantage. Comunicaciones made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. It was a good game for forward Nicolas Lauria (202-88) who led his team to a victory with 20 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Point guard Gaston Torres (184-85) contributed with 14 points and 7 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) for the winners. Center Guillermo Saavedra (200-86) answered with 20 points and 6 rebounds and point guard Martin Cabrera (181-96) added 18 points and 6 assists in the effort for Villa San Martin. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
VILLA SAN MARTIN: G.Saavedra 20+6reb+1ast, M.Cabrera 18+2reb+6ast, G.Mascaro 13+3reb+1ast, A.Toledo 11+5reb, J.Morales 5+5reb+1ast, A.Carnovale 2+4reb+8ast
COMUNICACIONES: N.Lauria 20+9reb+4ast, F.Vietta Stechina 15+6reb+2ast, G.Torres 14+7reb+3ast, A.Pau 12+2reb+6ast, G.Essengue 8+4reb+1ast, C.Romero 8+4reb+1ast
gschID: 544521


San Isidro - Villa Angela 80-81

Villa Angela upset San Isidro on the road for the second straight win. The best player for the winners was point guard Martin Cequeira (180-88) who had a double-double by scoring 11 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Cesar Avalle (189-85) chipped in 14 points and 6 assists. Five Villa Angela players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was center Santiago Gonzalez (203-83) who recorded a double-double by scoring 25 points and 14 rebounds and power forward Sebastian Acevedo (198-90, agency: DTMones) added 27 points and 6 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) respectively.
Top scorers:
SAN ISIDRO: S.Acevedo 27+6reb, S.Gonzalez 25+14reb, J.Kelly 14+3reb+3ast, J.Durley 7+2reb+1ast, A.Lozano 3+2reb+1ast, G.Sciutto 2+1reb+3ast
Villa Angela: A.Spalla 15+2reb+2ast, C.Avalle 14+3reb+6ast, M.Garcia 12+4reb+2ast, J.Federico Giarrafa 12, T.Rossi 11+5reb, M.Cequeira 11+11reb+5ast
gschID: 544520





Rodney Green claims Argentinian LigaA weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Rodney Green (196-G/F-88) had an amazing evening in the last round for Instituto and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 46.
The 28-year old swingman had the game-high 40 points adding eight rebounds for Instituto in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Regatas C. (#3, 30-20) 99-96. Instituto maintains the 5th position in their group in Argentinian LigaA. Instituto 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 28-23 record. In the team's last game Green had a remarkable 84.6% from 2-point range. He turned to be Instituto's top player in his first season with the team. La Salle University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Green is in league's top in points (2nd best: 20.2ppg) and averages solid 57.1% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 28-year old American center Anthony Laveal Johnson (203-C-88) of Weber Bahia. Johnson impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 27 points and 11 rebounds. Of course Weber Bahia cruised to a 82-70 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked San Martin C. (#1, 36-14). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the top position in Norte. Weber Bahia consolidated its place in top 3 of the standings. His team's 28-19 record is not bad at all. Johnson is well-known by Weber Bahia fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was international forward Gabriel Deck (199-F-95) of top-ranked San Lorenzo. Deck got into 30-points club by scoring 32 points in the last round. He went also for eight rebounds . He was a key player of San Lorenzo, leading his team to a 88-80 win against the lower-ranked Quilmes MP (#7, 21-27). San Lorenzo confirms their top position in Sur. Their record at this point is 34 victories and 15 lost games. Deck has a great season in Argentina. After 31 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 16.7ppg (9th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Justin Williams (206-F/C-84) of Olimpico LB - 17 points and 18 rebounds
5. Novar Gadson (201-G-89) of Argentino - 22 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists
6. Dennis Horner (205-F-88) of Obras Basket - 17 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Lucio Redivo (183-G-94) of Weber Bahia - 26 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Fernando Funes (193-G/F-83) of Boca Jrs - 32 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Jeremiah Massey (202-F-82) of Libertad S. - 28 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Torin Francis (210-C-83) of La Union - 19 points and 12 rebounds

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



LigaA Round 46: Leader San Martin Corrientes lose to Weber Bahia - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in LigaA is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 4 rounds. The round was exceptionally exciting as three games ended with a tiny margin. There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

Top ranked San Martin Corrientes (35-14) recorded its fourteenth loss in Bahia Blanca on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by third ranked Weber Bahia (28-19) 82-70. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of San Martin Corrientes. The game was mostly controlled by Weber Bahia. San Martin Corrientes managed to win fourth quarter 22-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Weber Bahia looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. American center Anthony-Laveal Johnson (203-88, college: Fairfield) fired a double-double by scoring 27 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. The other American import Durrell Summers (193-89, college: Michigan St.) chipped in 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international point guard Juan-Pablo Cantero (184-82) produced 15 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for lost side. Weber Bahia have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 28-19 record having nine points less than leader San Lorenzo. San Martin Corrientes at the other side still keeps top place with 14 games lost. Weber Bahia are looking forward to face Atenas (#9) in Cordoba in the next round where they are favorite. San Martin Corrientes will play at home against Boca Juniors (#10) and is hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in La Banda. Fourth ranked Olimpico de La Banda (30-22) saved a 2-point victory at home edging one of their biggest challengers Regatas Corrientes (30-20) 90-88 on Friday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international Federico Van-Lacke (191-80) who helped to win the game recording 21 points. Maximiliano Stanic contributed with 13 points and 10 assists for the winners. The former international forward Fabian Ramirez (193-90) replied with 22 points and 4 assists (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for Regatas Corrientes. Olimpico de La Banda have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 30-22 record. Regatas Corrientes at the other side keeps the third place with 20 games lost. Olimpico de La Banda will play against league's second-placed Ferrocarril in Buenos Aires in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Regatas Corrientes will play at home against Instituto and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very close game took place in Corrientes between Instituto and Regatas Corrientes. Fifth ranked Instituto (28-22) got a very close victory on the road over 3rd ranked Regatas Corrientes (30-20). Instituto managed to escape with a 3-point win 99-96 on Monday evening. Rodney Green scored 40 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds (on 13-of-17 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners. At the losing side Donald Sims responded with 24 points. Regatas Corrientes' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Instituto maintains fifth position with 28-22 record. Loser Regatas Corrientes keeps the third place with 20 games lost. Instituto will meet La Union (#8) in the next round. Regatas Corrientes will play again against Instituto (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Weber Bahia (28-19) against sixth ranked Obras Basket (25-24) on Tuesday night. Host Weber Bahia was defeated by Obras Basket in a tough game in Bahia Blanca 89-98. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Weber Bahia. Walter Herrmann notched 24 points and 9 rebounds to lead the effort. Obras Basket's coach Nicolas Casalanguida allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Obras Basket moved-up to fourth place. Weber Bahia at the other side keeps the third position with 19 games lost. Obras Basket's next round opponent will be Penarol (#8) in Mar del Plata. Weber Bahia will play on the road against Atenas (#9) in Cordoba and hope to win that game.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Concordia. Second ranked Estudiantes C. faced 4th ranked Argentino. Host Estudiantes C. (34-16) defeated guests from Junin (25-25) 72-58. Dar Tucker fired 13 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Estudiantes C. have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 34-16 record behind leader San Lorenzo. Loser Argentino dropped to the fifth place with 25 games lost. Estudiantes C. will face again Argentino (#5) in Junin in the next round. Argentino will play on the road against Echague in Parana and hope to win that game.

Rest of the games of round 46 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Ferrocarril defeated Echague in Buenos Aires 76-72. Olimpico LB beat GECR Indalo at home 70-66. Atenas lost to Boca Jrs on the opponent's court 103-114. Quilmes MP lost to defending champion San Lorenzo in a home game 80-88. Libertad S. recorded a loss to Weber Bahia on the road 73-79. Estudiantes C. defeated Ferrocarril on its own court 78-66. Atenas was beaten by Hispano Am. in Rio Gallegos 100-88. Boca Jrs won against Echague at home 91-89. Penarol managed to outperform GECR Indalo on the opponent's court 84-73. Hispano Am. managed to beat La Union in a home game 71-69. Libertad S. was defeated by Argentino on the road 90-80.
The best stats of 46th round was 22 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists by Novar Gadson of Argentino.

Echague - Ferrocarril 72-76

There was no surprise in Parana where 10th ranked Echague (8-42) was defeated by second ranked Ferrocarril (33-18) 76-72 on Tuesday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 22-14. But Echague won second period 20-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Center Jose-Ignacio Alessio (203-87) fired 18 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. International point guard Franco Balbi (185-89) chipped in 12 points and 6 assists. American swingman Devin Green (201-82, college: Hampton) produced 20 points and 6 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) and the former international guard Matias Nocedal (192-90) added 20 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Ferrocarril maintains second position with 33-18 record despite having the same number of points like the leader San Lorenzo. Echague lost eighth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the tenth place with 42 games lost. Ferrocarril will face Olimpico de La Banda (#4) at home in the next round. Echague will play against Hispano Am. (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ferrocarril: J.Ignacio Alessio 18+9reb+3ast, M.Cuello 13+1reb, F.Balbi 12+2reb+6ast, R.Clemente 10+6reb, K.Hernandez 9+4reb+2ast, A.Feeley 7+4reb+1ast
Echague: M.Nocedal 20+5reb+1ast, D.Green 20+6reb+1ast, F.Barroso 10+6reb, J.Ayarza 9+6reb+3ast, S.Uranga 8+5reb, C.Buemo 5+2reb
gschID: 523716


Olimpico LB - GECR Indalo 70-66

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fourth ranked Olimpico de La Banda's (30-22) home victory over 5th ranked GECR Indalo (24-25) 70-66 on Tuesday. GECR Indalo trailed by 14 points after 3 quarters before a 23-13 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 66-70 at the end of the game. Olimpico de La Banda dominated on the defensive end, holding GECR Indalo to just 7 points in second quarter. American power forward Justin Williams (206-84, college: Wyoming, agency: DTMones) fired a double-double by scoring 17 points, 18 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners. The former international Diego Guaita (203-83) chipped in 11 points and 6 rebounds. Dominican center Eloy Vargas (211-88, college: Kentucky, agency: Duran International) produced 14 points and 7 rebounds and American power forward Matthew Shaw (203-88, college: UNLV) added 15 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. GECR Indalo's coach Gonzalo Garcia tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Olimpico de La Banda have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 30-22 record. GECR Indalo lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth place with 25 games lost. Olimpico de La Banda will face league's second-placed Ferrocarril in Buenos Aires in the next round and it may be the game of the week. GECR Indalo will play on the road against Quimsa (#6) in Santiado Estero and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Olimpico LB: J.Williams 17+18reb+1ast, M.Cosolito 11+3reb+2ast, D.Guaita 11+6reb+2ast, M.Stanic 10+9ast, K.Lamonte 8+1reb, A.Boccia 7+3reb+2ast
GECR Indalo: M.Shaw 15+6reb+1ast, E.Vargas 14+7reb+2ast, C.Schattmann 14+3reb+5ast, N.De los Santos 12+1reb+3ast, J.Manuel Rivero 5+4reb, C.Evans 4+5reb
gschID: 523713


Estudiantes C. - Argentino 72-58

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Concordia. Second ranked Estudiantes C. faced 4th ranked Argentino. Host Estudiantes C. (34-16) defeated guests from Junin (25-25) 72-58. Estudiantes C. looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Argentino's players. American-Jordanian Dar Tucker (193-88, college: De Paul) fired 13 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Cuban center Javier Justiz (205-92, agency: Pro Sports) chipped in a double-double by scoring 12 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks. Four Estudiantes C. players scored in double figures. American guard Novar Gadson (201-89, college: Rider, agency: DTMones) produced 9 points and 9 rebounds and his fellow American import power forward Chaz Crawford (207-84, college: Drexel, agency: DTMones) added 4 points and 12 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Estudiantes C. have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 34-16 record behind leader San Lorenzo. Loser Argentino dropped to the fifth place with 25 games lost. Estudiantes C. will face again Argentino (#5) in Junin in the next round. Argentino will play on the road against Echague in Parana and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Estudiantes C.: D.Tucker 13+7reb+3ast, J.Justiz 12+10reb+1ast, A.Marin 11+3reb+2ast, J.Glynn 10+4reb+2ast, Y.Coleman 9+6reb, L.Vildoza 5+1reb+6ast
Argentino: I.Gutierrez 11+6reb, L.Cequeira 9+1reb+1ast, N.Gadson 9+9reb+3ast, E.Basabe 7+4reb, F.Zarate 6+1reb+1ast, M.Bolivar 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 523717


Weber Bahia - Obras Basket 89-98

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Weber Bahia (28-19) against sixth ranked Obras Basket (25-24) on Tuesday night. Host Weber Bahia was defeated by Obras Basket in a tough game in Bahia Blanca 89-98. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Weber Bahia. Obras Basket made 22-of-28 charity shots (78.6 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Weber Bahia helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international forward Walter Herrmann (206-79) notched 24 points and 9 rebounds to lead the effort and American forward Dennis Horner (205-88, college: N.Carolina St.) supported him with 17 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Obras Basket's coach Nicolas Casalanguida allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 27 points and 4 steals by international guard Lucio Redivo (183-94) did not help to save the game for Weber Bahia. American center Anthony-Laveal Johnson (203-88, college: Fairfield) added 18 points and 9 rebounds for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Obras Basket moved-up to fourth place. Weber Bahia at the other side keeps the third position with 19 games lost. Obras Basket's next round opponent will be Penarol (#8) in Mar del Plata. Weber Bahia will play on the road against Atenas (#9) in Cordoba and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Obras Basket: W.Herrmann 24+9reb+1ast, D.Horner 17+11reb+5ast, T.Zanzottera 17+2ast, P.Barral 12+7reb+7ast, M.Leiva 9+6reb, M.Bortolin 8+2reb
Weber Bahia: L.Redivo 27+1reb+1ast, A.Laveal Johnson 18+9reb+1ast, F.Corvalan 15+3reb+4ast, H.Jasen 10+6reb, D.Summers 8+3reb+1ast, F.Thygesen 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 523715


Boca Jrs - Atenas 114-103

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Buenos Aires where 9th ranked Atenas (18-30) was defeated by tenth ranked Boca Juniors (17-33) 114-103 on Tuesday. Boca Juniors made 26-of-34 free shots (76.5 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Atenas was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Swingman Fernando Funes (193-83) fired 32 points for the winners. Greek Fotios Lampropoulos (206-83) chipped in 27 points and 7 rebounds. Boca Juniors' coach Ronaldo Cordoba used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American Pete Mickeal (199-78, college: Cincinnati) produced 22 points and 4 assists and the former international point guard Bruno Labaque (178-77, agency: Interperformances) added 21 points (made all of his seven free throws) respectively for lost side. Four Boca Juniors and five Atenas players scored in double figures. Boca Juniors have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain tenth position with 17-33 record. Atenas lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with 30 games lost. Boca Juniors will face league's leader San Martin Corrientes on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Boca Jrs: F.Funes 32+3reb+2ast, F.Lampropoulos 27+7reb+1ast, L.Gargallo 16+3reb+5ast, N.Gianella 15+1reb+8ast, W.McDonald 9+7reb+3ast, C.Amicucci 6+4reb+1ast
Atenas: P.Mickeal 22+4reb+4ast, B.Labaque 21+3reb+3ast, M.Chiarini 16+2reb+3ast, R.Johnson 11+4reb, G.Mikulas 10+5reb, F.Baralle 9+3ast
gschID: 523714


Quilmes MP - San Lorenzo 80-88

Very predictable result in Mar del Plata where first ranked San Lorenzo (33-15) beat 7th ranked Quilmes MP (21-27) 88-80 on Monday. The guests trailed by 8 points at the halftime before their 56-40 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. San Lorenzo made 23-of-27 free shots (85.2 percent) during the game. San Lorenzo outrebounded Quilmes MP 41-24 including 26 on the defensive glass. International forward Gabriel Deck (199-95) fired 32 points and 8 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) for the winners. The former international forward Carlos-Matias Sandes (201-84) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Eric Flor (186-93) produced 27 points and international guard Luca Vildoza (190-95) added 19 points and 7 rebounds (made all of his eleven free throws !!!) respectively for lost side. Four Quilmes MP players scored in double figures. San Lorenzo have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 33-15 record. Loser Quilmes MP keeps the seventh place with 27 games lost. San Lorenzo will face Penarol (#8) in Mar del Plata in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Quilmes MP will play at home against Obras Basket and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
San Lorenzo: G.Deck 32+8reb+1ast, C.Matias Sandes 11+10reb+1ast, J.Meyinsse 10+7reb, S.Scala 9+2reb+1ast, A.Perez Kaufmann 9+3reb+3ast, M.Mata 7+7reb+5ast
Quilmes MP: E.Flor 27+1reb+1ast, L.Vildoza 19+7reb+2ast, E.Ruiz 12+1ast, T.Robinson 11+1reb+1ast, I.Basualdo 9+10reb, A.Eslava 2+1reb
gschID: 523711


Regatas C. - Instituto 96-99

A very close game took place in Corrientes between Instituto and Regatas Corrientes. Fifth ranked Instituto (28-22) got a very close victory on the road over 3rd ranked Regatas Corrientes (30-20). Instituto managed to escape with a 3-point win 99-96 on Monday evening. Instituto looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. American swingman Rodney Green (196-88, college: La Salle) scored 40 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds (on 13-of-17 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import John DeGroat (201-85, college: Pittsburgh) chipped in 21 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side American guard Donald Sims (185-87, college: Appalachian St., agency: Pensack Sports) responded with 24 points and the former international forward Pablo Espinoza (200-87) scored 10 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Five Regatas Corrientes players scored in double figures. Regatas Corrientes' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Instituto maintains fifth position with 28-22 record. Loser Regatas Corrientes keeps the third place with 20 games lost. Instituto will meet La Union (#8) in the next round. Regatas Corrientes will play again against Instituto (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Instituto: R.Green 40+8reb+1ast, J.DeGroat 21+5reb+2ast, P.Bertone 12+1reb, S.Clancy 9+11reb+4ast, M.Gerlero 8+2reb+1ast, D.Ciorciari 6+2reb+11ast
Regatas C.: D.Sims 24+4reb+3ast, F.Ramirez 17+1reb+2ast, P.Quinteros 14+1reb+3ast, F.Martina 13+3reb+1ast, C.Troutman 12+7reb+2ast, P.Espinoza 10+8reb+7ast
gschID: 523712


Weber Bahia - Libertad S. 79-73

Not a big story in a game in Bahia Blanca where 7th ranked Libertad Sunchales (23-25) was defeated by third ranked Weber Bahia (28-19) 79-73 on Sunday. However just six-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Libertad Sunchales won fourth quarter 21-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Weber Bahia made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. International guard Lucio Redivo (183-94) fired 26 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his eight free throws) for the winners. American center Anthony-Laveal Johnson (203-88, college: Fairfield) chipped in 14 points and 8 rebounds. American-FYR Macedonian forward Jeremiah Massey (202-82, college: Kansas St., agency: Diamond Sports) produced 28 points and 9 rebounds and international point guard Jose Vildoza (190-96) added 18 points respectively for lost side. Weber Bahia have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 28-19 record having nine points less than leader San Lorenzo. Loser Libertad Sunchales keeps the seventh place with 25 games lost. Weber Bahia will face Atenas (#9) in Cordoba in the next round where they are favorite. Libertad Sunchales will play at home against the league's second-placed Ferrocarril and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Weber Bahia: L.Redivo 26+5reb+4ast, A.Laveal Johnson 14+8reb, D.Summers 10+2reb, F.Corvalan 9+4reb+5ast, A.Ramos 8+3reb+2ast, J.Materan 7+3reb+1ast
Libertad S.: J.Massey 28+9reb+3ast, J.Vildoza 18+1reb+2ast, M.Saglietti 8+2reb, S.Vega 7+11reb+1ast, A.Alloatti 6+5reb, M.Ruiz 6+9reb
gschID: 523707


Estudiantes C. - Ferrocarril 78-66

There was a small surprise in Concordia where second ranked Estudiantes C. (34-16) won against much higher ranked Ferrocarril (33-18) 78-66 on Sunday. Estudiantes C. forced 19 Ferrocarril turnovers. American-Jordanian Dar Tucker (193-88, college: De Paul) fired 24 points for the winners. Italian swingman Anibal Marin (199-82) chipped in 8 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. American-Puerto Rican Ramon Clemente (200-85, college: Wichita St.) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds and international point guard Franco Balbi (185-89) added 8 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for lost side. Ferrocarril's coach Alvaro Castineira tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Estudiantes C. have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 34-16 record behind leader San Lorenzo which they share with defeated Ferrocarril. Loser Ferrocarril keeps the second place with 18 games lost. Estudiantes C. will face Argentino (#5) in Junin in the next round. Ferrocarril will play at home against Olimpico de La Banda and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Estudiantes C.: D.Tucker 24+3reb+2ast, L.Vildoza 11+1reb+2ast, J.Glynn 11+7reb, J.Justiz 9+9reb+1ast, S.Orresta 8+1reb+3ast, A.Marin 8+8reb+6ast
Ferrocarril: R.Clemente 14+12reb+1ast, J.Ignacio Alessio 10+3reb, F.Balbi 8+7reb+6ast, M.Cuello 8+2reb+3ast, P.Ivan Gramajo 8+1reb+1ast, J.Maldonado 6+2ast
gschID: 523710


Hispano Am. - Atenas 100-88

There was a minor upset in Rio Gallegos where 9th ranked Atenas (18-30) was defeated by ninth ranked Hispano Am. (19-31) 100-88 on Sunday. Hispano Am. dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Atenas' 38. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American Larry OBannon (192-83, college: Louisville, agency: Interperformances) fired 15 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. The former international swingman Mariano Byro (194-82) chipped in 18 points and 4 assists. Hispano Am.'s coach Bernardo Murphy used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Guard Mateo Chiarini (186-98) produced 23 points and American Pete Mickeal (199-78, college: Cincinnati) added 19 points respectively for lost side. Five Hispano Am. and four Atenas players scored in double figures. Newly promoted Hispano Am. maintains ninth position with 19-31 record which they share with defeated Atenas. Atenas lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with 30 games lost. Hispano Am. will face Echague (#10) in Parana in the next round.
Top scorers:
Hispano Am.: J.Treise 21+1reb+2ast, M.Byro 18+3reb+4ast, K.Austin 15+4reb+3ast, L.O'Bannon 15+6reb+6ast, G.Torres 13+7reb+3ast, M.Fierro 8+4reb+1ast
Atenas: M.Chiarini 23+1reb+2ast, P.Mickeal 19+1reb+2ast, R.Johnson 12+6reb+1ast, F.Baralle 11+1ast, B.Labaque 10+3reb+3ast, L.Rasio 6+8reb+3ast
gschID: 523708


Boca Jrs - Echague 91-89

There was a small surprise in Buenos Aires where tenth ranked Boca Juniors (17-33) edged 10th ranked Echague (8-42) 91-89 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 91-89. Boca Juniors made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Greek Fotios Lampropoulos (206-83) fired a double-double by scoring 12 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. The former international point guard Nicolas Gianella (186-78) chipped in 19 points and 4 assists (made all of his eight free throws). American swingman Devin Green (201-82, college: Hampton) produced 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and Panamanian forward Josimar Ayarza (205-87, college: S.Mississippi) added 15 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Echague's coach Ivan Najnudel tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Boca Juniors have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain tenth position with 17-33 record which they share with defeated Echague. Echague lost eighth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the tenth place with 42 games lost. Boca Juniors will face league's leader San Martin Corrientes on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Boca Jrs: N.Gianella 19+3reb+4ast, W.McDonald 17+3reb+1ast, C.Delfino 14+5reb+3ast, F.Lampropoulos 12+14reb+2ast, C.Amicucci 12+7reb, L.Gargallo 7+5ast
Echague: D.Green 19+5reb+4ast, J.Ayarza 15+6reb+1ast, E.Zustovich 14+2reb+2ast, C.Buemo 12+2reb, M.Nocedal 11+3reb, D.Caracter 8+2reb
gschID: 523706


Weber Bahia - San Martin C. 82-70

Top ranked San Martin Corrientes (35-14) recorded its fourteenth loss in Bahia Blanca on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by third ranked Weber Bahia (28-19) 82-70. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of San Martin Corrientes. The game was mostly controlled by Weber Bahia. San Martin Corrientes managed to win fourth quarter 22-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Weber Bahia looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. American center Anthony-Laveal Johnson (203-88, college: Fairfield) fired a double-double by scoring 27 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. The other American import Durrell Summers (193-89, college: Michigan St.) chipped in 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international point guard Juan-Pablo Cantero (184-82) produced 15 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists and point guard Lucas Faggiano (189-89, college: LIU Brooklyn) added 19 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Weber Bahia have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 28-19 record having nine points less than leader San Lorenzo. San Martin Corrientes at the other side still keeps top place with 14 games lost. Weber Bahia are looking forward to face Atenas (#9) in Cordoba in the next round where they are favorite. San Martin Corrientes will play at home against Boca Juniors (#10) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Weber Bahia: A.Laveal Johnson 27+11reb+1ast, D.Summers 22+7reb+4ast, L.Redivo 20+2reb+6ast, F.Corvalan 6+3reb+1ast, J.Levy 4+13reb+9ast, A.Ramos 2+3reb+1ast
San Martin C.: L.Faggiano 19+4reb+4ast, L.Mainoldi 16+7reb, J.Pablo Cantero 15+7reb+7ast, L.Gonzalez 9+4reb+2ast, D.Tintorelli 6+5reb, F.Aguerre 5+3reb
gschID: 523702


GECR Indalo - Penarol 73-84

There was a minor upset in Comodoro R. where 5th ranked GECR Indalo (24-25) was defeated by eighth ranked Penarol (21-31) 84-73 on Friday. American guard Louis Dabney (190-93, college: Tulane) fired 20 points for the winners. The former international forward Leonardo Gutierrez (200-78) chipped in 14 points and 5 rebounds. Five Penarol players scored in double figures. Dominican center Eloy Vargas (211-88, college: Kentucky, agency: Duran International) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 14 rebounds and the former international point guard Nicolas De-los-Santos (180-88) added 16 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Penarol maintains eighth position with 21-31 record, which they share with La Union. GECR Indalo lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth place with 25 games lost. Penarol will face higher ranked Obras Basket (#4) in Buenos Aires in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Penarol: L.Dabney 20+3reb, L.Gutierrez 14+5reb+3ast, S.Pettigrew 12+4reb+3ast, F.Giorgetti 11+8reb+1ast, J.Manuel Torres 11+7reb+2ast, J.Figueroa 10+1reb+6ast
GECR Indalo: N.De los Santos 16+2reb+4ast, E.Vargas 14+14reb, C.Schattmann 13+1reb+3ast, M.Shaw 9+3reb, J.Manuel Rivero 7+5reb, C.Evans 6+4reb
gschID: 523704


Olimpico LB - Regatas C. 90-88

Important game to mention about took place in La Banda. Fourth ranked Olimpico de La Banda (30-22) saved a 2-point victory at home edging one of their biggest challengers Regatas Corrientes (30-20) 90-88 on Friday evening. Regatas Corrientes was ahead by 10 points after three quarters before a 23-11 charge of Olimpico de La Banda, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 22 Regatas Corrientes turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international Federico Van-Lacke (191-80) who helped to win the game recording 21 points. The former international point guard Maximiliano Stanic (178-78, agency: Players Group) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 assists for the winners. The former international forward Fabian Ramirez (193-90) replied with 22 points and 4 assists (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) and the former international forward Pablo Espinoza (200-87) added 19 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) in the effort for Regatas Corrientes. Five Olimpico de La Banda and four Regatas Corrientes players scored in double figures. Olimpico de La Banda have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 30-22 record. Regatas Corrientes at the other side keeps the third place with 20 games lost. Olimpico de La Banda will play against league's second-placed Ferrocarril in Buenos Aires in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Regatas Corrientes will play at home against Instituto and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Olimpico LB: F.Van Lacke 21+2reb+2ast, K.Lamonte 17+1reb+1ast, M.Stanic 13+1reb+10ast, J.Williams 10+10reb, A.Boccia 10+4reb+5ast, D.Nesbitt 8+3reb
Regatas C.: F.Ramirez 22+3reb+4ast, P.Espinoza 19+5reb+2ast, D.Sims 15+2reb+3ast, C.Troutman 13+5reb+3ast, F.Martina 11+3reb+1ast, P.Quinteros 4+5reb+8ast
gschID: 523705


Hispano Am. - La Union 71-69

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in Rio Gallegos where ninth ranked Hispano Am. (19-31) edged 8th ranked La Union (21-31) 71-69 on Friday. American Larry OBannon (192-83, college: Louisville, agency: Interperformances) fired 20 points for the winners. American forward Kyle Austin (203-88, college: Cal-Riverside) chipped in 13 points and 7 rebounds. American-Jamaican center Torin Francis (210-83, college: Notre Dame) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds and the former international swingman Alexis Elsener (196-88) added 13 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Newly promoted Hispano Am. maintains ninth position with 19-31 record. La Union lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with 31 games lost. Hispano Am. will face Echague (#10) in Parana in the next round.
Top scorers:
Hispano Am.: L.O'Bannon 20+3reb+2ast, K.Austin 13+7reb+1ast, N.Ferreyra 10+1reb, G.Torres 8+5reb, M.Byro 8+5reb, M.Fierro 5+4reb
La Union: T.Francis 19+12reb, A.Elsener 13+8reb+1ast, D.Garcia 9+3reb+2ast, A.Konsztadt 8+4reb+7ast, F.Pinero 7+4reb+2ast, E.Gamboa 6+3reb
gschID: 523703


Argentino - Libertad S. 90-80

Not a big story in a game in Junin where 7th ranked Libertad Sunchales (23-25) was defeated by fourth ranked Argentino (25-25) 90-80 on Friday. Argentino outrebounded Libertad Sunchales 45-30 including 32 on the defensive glass. American guard Novar Gadson (201-89, college: Rider, agency: DTMones) fired 22 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. The other American import power forward Chaz Crawford (207-84, college: Drexel, agency: DTMones) chipped in a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds. Five Argentino players scored in double figures. American-FYR Macedonian forward Jeremiah Massey (202-82, college: Kansas St., agency: Diamond Sports) produced 26 points and 5 rebounds and international point guard Jose Vildoza (190-96) added 15 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Despite that victory Argentino went down to fifth position due to points difference. Loser Libertad Sunchales keeps the seventh place with 25 games lost. Argentino will face league's second-placed Estudiantes C. in Concordia in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Libertad Sunchales will play at home against the league's second-placed Ferrocarril (#2) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Argentino: N.Gadson 22+9reb+8ast, J.Cangelosi 19+2reb+1ast, C.Crawford 16+14reb+1ast, L.Cequeira 14+4reb+5ast, E.Basabe 10+9reb+2ast, M.Bolivar 5+3reb+1ast
Libertad S.: J.Massey 26+5reb, J.Vildoza 15+4reb+4ast, M.Saglietti 10+1reb+1ast, P.Barrios 9+1reb, S.Vega 8+4reb+3ast, L.Goldenberg 6+6reb+1ast
gschID: 544483





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Asia-Basket.com All-ASEAN League Awards 2017 - by Eurobasket Center

Asia-Basket.com All-ASEAN League 1st Team 2017
Bobby Ray Parks
Parks
Xavier Alexander
Alexander
Marcus Elliott
Elliott
Lenny Daniel
Daniel
Justin Howard
Howard

Finals MVP: Marcus Elliott (191-G-84) of Hong Kong ELL
Player of the Year: Marcus Elliott (191-G-84) of Hong Kong ELL
Guard of the Year: Marcus Elliott (191-G-84) of Hong Kong ELL
Forward of the Year: Lenny Daniel (203-PF-87) of Saigon H.
Center of the Year: Justin Howard (209-C-81) of Singapore S.
Local Player of the Year: Bobby Ray Parks (193-G-93) of Alab Pilipinas
Import Player of the Year: Marcus Elliott (191-G-84) of Hong Kong ELL
Heritage Award: Tyler Lamb (196-G-91) of Hong Kong ELL
Defensive Player of the Year: Justin Howard (209-C-81) of Singapore S.
Coach of the Year: Eduard Torres of Hong Kong ELL

1st Team
G: Bobby Ray Parks (193-G-93) of Alab Pilipinas
G: Xavier Alexander (198-G-88) of Singapore S.
G: Marcus Elliott (191-G-84) of Hong Kong ELL
PF: Lenny Daniel (203-PF-87) of Saigon H.
C: Justin Howard (209-C-81) of Singapore S.

Honorable Mention
Josh Boone (208-F/C-84) of Hong Kong ELL
Tyler Lamb (196-G-91) of Hong Kong ELL
Kiwi Gardner (170-PG-93) of KL Dragons
Chris Oliver (201-F-85) of Kaohsiung
Derek Hall (211-C/F-90) of Kaohsiung
Skylar Spencer (208-F/C-94) of KL Dragons



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  AUSTRALIA  


State Leagues Round-Up - by Eurobasket News

Big V
Werribee D. - Knox R. 72-98

No shocking result in a game when first ranked Knox Raiders (6-1) crushed 5th ranked Devils (4-2) in Werribee 98-72 on Sunday. Naturalized British guard Adam Thoseby (196-91, college: Georgia SW, agency: Three Eye Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 30 points. Forward Dylan Hare (193-93) contributed with 15 points and 4 assists for the winners. Five Knox Raiders players scored in double figures. Knox Raiders' coach felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. American guard Jeremy Smith (190, college: Nicholls St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 15 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Fred Hunter (196-89, college: Nicholls St.) added 22 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Devils. Knox Raiders maintains first position in League with 6-1 record. Loser Devils dropped to the sixth place with two games lost. Knox Raiders will face Waverley Falcons (#4) in Mount Waverley in the next round. Devils will play at home against the league's second-placed Eltham Wildcats and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Werribee D.: J.Smith 29+15reb+2ast, F.Hunter 22+10reb+3ast, N.Wilson 7+4reb, N.Morda 5+3reb+2ast, M.Deng 4+3reb, B.Allison 3+5reb+1ast
Knox R.: A.Thoseby 30+2reb+1ast, D.Hare 15+4reb+4ast, A.Tomada 14+4reb, M.Unwin 12+2reb+1ast, C.Kaba 10+8reb+4ast, M.Hodgson 8+7reb
gschID: 541312


Eltham W. - Waverley F. 79-78

Important game to mention about took place in Eltham. Third ranked Eltham Wildcats (5-1) saved a 1-point victory at home edging one of their biggest challengers Waverley Falcons (4-2) 79-78 on Saturday evening. Guard Justin Aver (190-89) saved the victory by scoring 25 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Benjamin Waldren contributed with 21 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Eltham Wildcats players scored in double figures. Eltham Wildcats' coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American forward Desmond Simmons (198-92, college: St.Mary's, CA) replied with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 22 rebounds and forward Chris Arkell (198-90) added 12 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Waverley Falcons. Eltham Wildcats moved-up to second place in League. Loser Waverley Falcons keep the fourth position with two games lost. Eltham Wildcats will face Devils (#6) in Werribee in the next round. Waverley Falcons will play on the road against the league's leader Knox Raiders in Wantirna South and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Waverley F.: D.Simmons 27+22reb+1ast, B.Kelleher 13+1reb+1ast, C.Arkell 12+8reb+2ast, B.Beasley 9+1reb+3ast, M.Harper 9+3reb+6ast, J.Reardon 6+7reb+7ast
Eltham W.: J.Aver 25+5reb+4ast, B.Waldren 21+5reb+2ast, J.Canovan 11+4reb+2ast, S.Bradbury 10+8reb, S.Grant 5+14reb+3ast, C.Cameron 4+1reb
gschID: 541305


McKinnon C. - Hume City 85-82

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 8th ranked Hume City Broncos' (2-3) road loss to seventh ranked McKinnon C. (4-2) 82-85 on Saturday. McKinnon C. outrebounded Hume City Broncos 50-33 including a 39-27 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Hume City Broncos' players. American forward Dillon Stith (200-92, college: St.Vincent) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 15 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). Naturalized Croatian forward Ivan Platenik (201-83, college: Alaska-Anch.) contributed with 20 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. American guard Mike Rose (193-87, college: E.Kentucky) replied with 26 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals and naturalized British guard Lee Jeka (193-83) added 24 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Hume City Broncos. Four Hume City Broncos players scored in double figures. McKinnon C. moved-up to fifth place in League. Loser Hume City Broncos keep the eighth position with three games lost. McKinnon C. will face higher ranked Waverley Falcons (#4) in Mount Waverley in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Hume City Broncos will play on the road against Stingrays (#12) in Geelong and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hume City: M.Rose 26+8reb+4ast, L.Jeka 24+5reb+3ast, L.Egan 15+6reb+1ast, T.Clayton 12+9reb, S.Prendergast 3+4reb+1ast, P.Renteria 2+1reb
McKinnon C.: D.Stith 33+15reb+2ast, I.Platenik 20+8reb+1ast, D.Walker 13+5reb+7ast, B.Tamir 9+4reb+1ast, J.Maybank 4+7reb+2ast, N.Mueller 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 541307


Corio Bay S. - Werribee D. 81-106

Very predictable result when fifth ranked Devils (4-2) rolled over bottom-ranked Stingrays (0-5) in Geelong 106-81 on Saturday. Devils looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists comparing to just 16 passes made by Stingrays' players. American players dominated the game. Guard Jordan Hughes (192-92, college: Dakota St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 28 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Jeremy Smith (190, college: Nicholls St.) contributed with 21 points and 7 assists for the winners. Power forward Jordan Latham (206-91, college: Loyola, MD) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 12 rebounds and 5 blocks and point guard Cam Baker (185, college: Columbus St.) added 21 points and 4 assists in the effort for Stingrays. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Stingrays' coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Despite that victory Devils went down to sixth position (League) due to points difference. Loser Stingrays still closes the standings with five games lost. Devils will face league's second-placed Eltham Wildcats at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Stingrays will play against Hume City Broncos (#8) and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Corio Bay S.: C.Baker 21+4reb+4ast, J.Latham 17+12reb+2ast, J.Mcfall 13+6reb, M.Rebula 11+8reb+6ast, C.Eichler 8+5reb+2ast, J.O'Leary 5+1ast
Werribee D.: J.Hughes 28+5reb+3ast, N.Wilson 24+6reb+1ast, J.Smith 21+4reb+7ast, F.Hunter 12+7reb+10ast, J.Ward 6+1reb+2ast, N.Morda 4+5reb+4ast
gschID: 541306


Waverley F. - Diamond V.E. 62-56

Not a big story in a game when 10th ranked Diamond Valley Eagles (1-6) lost to fourth ranked Waverley Falcons (4-2) in Mount Waverley 56-62 on Sunday. However just six-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Waverley Falcons forced 19 Diamond Valley Eagles turnovers. American forward Brandon Beasley (196-88, college: William Penn) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds. The other American import forward Desmond Simmons (198-92, college: St.Mary's, CA) contributed with 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Beasley is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American forward Brandon Conley (198, college: ORU) replied with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 14 rebounds and guard Matt Reynolds (183) added 11 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Diamond Valley Eagles. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Waverley Falcons maintains fourth position in League with 4-2 record. Loser Diamond Valley Eagles keep the tenth place with six games lost. Waverley Falcons will face league's leader Knox Raiders in Wantirna South in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Diamond Valley Eagles will play at home against Ringwood Hawks (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Diamond V.E.: R.Sanders 15+5reb+1ast, M.Reynolds 11+11reb+2ast, B.Conley 11+14reb+1ast, S.Reynolds 7+6reb+2ast, G.Page 5+3reb+2ast, J.Dirkx 4+3reb
Waverley F.: B.Beasley 21+10reb+2ast, D.Simmons 14+5reb+1ast, B.Kelleher 11+1reb+4ast, C.Arkell 8+7reb+1ast, T.Boyle 3+2reb+1ast, J.Reardon 3+8reb+1ast
gschID: 541310


Hawthorn M. - Eltham W. 82-92

Everything went according to plan when third ranked Eltham Wildcats (5-1) defeated bottom-ranked Magic (0-4) in Hawthorn 92-82 on Sunday. Forward Simon Grant (195-91) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. Jordan Canovan contributed with 21 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American swingman Joshua Morrison (198-91, college: NC-Wesleyan) replied with 24 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals and Jack Barry (-94) added 17 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Magic. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Eltham Wildcats moved-up to second place in League. Loser Magic still closes the standings with four games lost. Eltham Wildcats will face Devils (#6) in Werribee in the next round. Magic will play at home against Whittlesea City (#9) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Hawthorn M.: J.Morrison 24+9reb+5ast, J.Barry 17+8reb+2ast, P.Chelvan 15+6reb, L.Sist 13+6reb, D.Mareels 5+3reb+2ast, R. Johnson 4+7reb
Eltham W.: J.Aver 22+2reb+2ast, J.Canovan 21+7reb, B.Waldren 15+3reb, S.Grant 12+14reb+4ast, S.Whelan 6+1ast, S.Bradbury 6+13reb+2ast
gschID: 541311


Whittlesea City - Casey C. 81-91

There was no surprise when 9th ranked Whittlesea City (1-4) lost to seventh ranked Casey C. (3-2) in Mill Park 81-91 on Saturday. Casey C. dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Whittlesea City's 38. They outrebounded Whittlesea City 49-35 including a 36-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. American power forward Charles Polk (200-84, college: Butler) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 12 rebounds. Guard Benjamin Louis (192-88, college: JMU) contributed with 20 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals for the winners. Aidan Zeverona replied with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and Dominic Bruno added 17 points in the effort for Whittlesea City. Five Casey C. and four Whittlesea City players scored in double figures. Newly promoted Casey C. maintains seventh position in League with 3-2 record. Loser Whittlesea City keeps the ninth place with four games lost. Casey C. will face Hume City Broncos (#8) in Tullamarine in the next round. Whittlesea City will play on the road against Magic in Hawthorn and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Whittlesea City: A.Zeverona 17+5reb+4ast, D.Bruno 17+4reb+3ast, J.Maybank 15+2reb+3ast, T.Dalton 13+4reb+3ast, A.Kearing 8+9reb, E.Potts-Broughton 7+6reb+1ast
Casey C.: C.Polk 26+12reb+1ast, B.Louis 20+8reb+4ast, R.Lemons 12+9reb, M.Chapman 10+2reb+4ast, B.Hobba 10+9reb+3ast, M.McInnes 9+2reb+3ast
gschID: 541309


Knox R. - Ringwood H. 85-79

The game between closely ranked teams ended with first ranked Knox Raiders' (6-1) home victory over second-ranked Ringwood Hawks (4-2) in Wantirna South 85-79 on Saturday. Knox Raiders forced 22 Ringwood Hawks turnovers. Strangely Ringwood Hawks outrebounded Knox Raiders 57-38 including a 42-26 advantage in defensive rebounds. Naturalized British guard Adam Thoseby (196-91, college: Georgia SW, agency: Three Eye Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 6 rebounds. Center Matt Hodgson (211-91, college: St.Mary's, CA) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. American forward Mike McCahey (196, college: St.Anselm) replied with 22 points and 9 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Jacob Gibson (198-93, college: Harding) added 19 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Ringwood Hawks. Five Knox Raiders and four Ringwood Hawks players scored in double figures. Ringwood Hawks' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Knox Raiders maintains first position in League with 6-1 record. Loser Ringwood Hawks dropped to the third place with two games lost. Knox Raiders will face Waverley Falcons (#4) in Mount Waverley in the next round. Ringwood Hawks will play on the road against Diamond Valley Eagles in Greensborough and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Ringwood H.: M.McCahey 22+9reb, J.Gibson 19+9reb+1ast, M.Fennell 15+13reb, T.Latham 10+7reb+1ast, M.Snowball 6+3reb+7ast, S.Clarke 5+12reb
Knox R.: A.Thoseby 22+6reb+1ast, D.Hare 15+3reb+5ast, C.Kaba 14+7reb+3ast, A.Tomada 12+2reb+1ast, M.Hodgson 10+14reb+1ast, M.Unwin 5+4ast
gschID: 541308


Premier League
Southern T. - Woodville W. 100-81

Rather expected game when 6th ranked Woodville Warriors (1-3) were smashed by third ranked Noarlunga City Southern Tigers (3-1) in Morphett Vale 100-81 on Tuesday. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers outrebounded Woodville Warriors 43-32 including a 32-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. The former international swingman Anthony Drmic (198-92, college: Boise St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 25 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). American forward Mike Nwelue (196, college: Drury) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Four Noarlunga City Southern Tigers players scored in double figures. Swingman Christopher Clausen (198-87, college: N.Dakota) replied with 27 points and 4 assists and guard Darren Ng (189-83) added 10 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Woodville Warriors. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers maintains third position in League with 3-1 record having 3 victories less than leader Geraldton B. Loser Woodville Warriors dropped to the ninth place with three games lost. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers will face West Adelaide Bearcats (#6) in Woodville in the next round. Woodville Warriors will play at home against Norwood Flames and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Woodville W.: C.Clausen 27+4reb+4ast, J. Peters 10+4reb+2ast, D.Ng 10+7reb, D.Carlin 9+2reb+1ast, A.Miller 7+1reb+2ast, L.Stanbridge 5+3reb
Southern T.: A.Drmic 25+9reb+6ast, M.Nwelue 17+14reb+2ast, A.Barton 15+1reb+1ast, J.Dodman 11+3reb, R.Linton 9+1reb+3ast, L.Schenscher 8+4reb
gschID: 541426


Forestville E. - C.District L. 121-70

Very predictable result when top-ranked Forestville Eagles (4-0) rolled over 8th ranked Central District Lions (1-3) in Goodwood 121-70 on Tuesday. Forestville Eagles dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Central District Lions' 36. Forestville Eagles forced 22 Central District Lions turnovers and outrebounded them 49-31 including a 33-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Forestville Eagles looked well-organized offensively handing out 31 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Central District Lions' players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Forestville Eagles made 8 blocks. Central District Lions were plagued by 32 personal fouls down the stretch. Sudanese forward Majok Deng (208-93, college: La-Monroe) orchestrated the victory by scoring 30 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. American forward Antonio Garrett (198, college: Idaho Coll.) contributed with 31 points and 6 rebounds (on 14-of-15 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four Forestville Eagles players scored in double figures. Forward Monyjath Makoi (202-96) replied with 14 points and 7 rebounds and American forward Ricardo Martin (203, college: Lander) added 12 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Central District Lions. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Forestville Eagles maintains first position in League with 4-0 record. Loser Central District Lions keep the eighth place with three games lost. Forestville Eagles will face South Adelaide Panthers (#7) in Park Holme in the next round where they are favorite. Central District Lions will play at home against the league's second-placed North Adelaide Rockets and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
C.District L.: M.Makoi 14+7reb, N.Larkins 13+3reb+3ast, R.Martin 12+5reb+2ast, D.Earl 9+2reb+1ast, A.Mayen 8+1reb+1ast, K.Sapwell 5+5reb
Forestville E.: A.Garrett 31+6reb+1ast, M.Deng 30+9reb+5ast, J.Rios 15+6reb+5ast, T.Fildes 11+4reb+2ast, M.Harris 8+4reb+4ast, S. Wright 8+12reb+6ast
gschID: 541429


Norwood F. - S.Adelaide P. 93-83

There was a minor upset when 5th ranked South Adelaide Panthers (2-2) lost to seventh ranked Norwood Flames (2-2) in Marden 83-93 on Tuesday. Norwood Flames outrebounded South Adelaide Panthers 46-34 including 33 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by South Adelaide Panthers' players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Norwood Flames made 7 blocks. South Adelaide Panthers were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Jerrell Sanders (198, college: Ferris St.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Daniel Webber (191-87) contributed with 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Four Norwood Flames players scored in double figures. American guard Eian Davis (185-90, college: Albertus Magnus) replied with 37 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 7 assists and point guard Shane Boal (183-86) added 17 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for South Adelaide Panthers. South Adelaide Panthers' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Norwood Flames moved-up to fourth place in League. Norwood Flames will face Woodville Warriors (#9) in Flinders Park in the next round where they are favorite. South Adelaide Panthers will play on the road against the league's leader Forestville Eagles in Goodwood and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
S.Adelaide P.: E.Davis 37+9reb+7ast, S.Boal 17+6reb+1ast, T.McKenzie 8+6reb, R.Gardner 5+1reb+2ast, J.Read 5+1reb, A.Blight 4+6reb+1ast
Norwood F.: J.Sanders 24+10reb+4ast, D.Webber 21+6reb+5ast, A.Webber 15+9reb+5ast, M.Lycett 10+6reb+6ast, M.Long 9+9reb+2ast, S.Pontifex 9+1reb+2ast
gschID: 541428


W.Adelaide B. - Sturt S. 86-83

A very close game took place in Woodville between West Adelaide Bearcats and Sturt Sabres. Ninth ranked West Adelaide Bearcats (2-2) got a very close home victory over second-ranked Sturt Sabres (2-2). West Adelaide Bearcats managed to escape with a 3-point win 86-83 on Tuesday evening. West Adelaide Bearcats outrebounded Sturt Sabres 45-31 including 31 on the defensive glass. The winners were led by American guard Dee Oldham (193-94, college: Chattanooga) who scored that evening 24 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import forward Harold Ridgeway (203, college: Midland) supported him with 23 points and 9 rebounds. Even 29 points and 7 rebounds by guard Isaac White (187-98) did not help to save the game for Sturt Sabres. Guard Hamish Burns (190, college: Newberry) added 17 points for the guests. Four Sturt Sabres players scored in double figures. Sturt Sabres' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. West Adelaide Bearcats moved-up to sixth place in League. West Adelaide Bearcats will meet higher ranked Noarlunga City Southern Tigers (#3) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Sturt Sabres will play against Eastern Mavericks in Mt. Barker and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Sturt S.: I.White 29+7reb+1ast, H.Burns 17+2reb+3ast, J.Warbout 13+5reb+2ast, J.Rigoni 10+4reb, M.Calligeros 6+1reb+1ast, B.Carter 2+3reb
W.Adelaide B.: D.Oldham 24+9reb+3ast, H.Ridgeway 23+9reb, T.Braithwaite 17+1reb, L.Valk 8+1reb, P.Rankin 6+5reb, T.Winter 4+1reb
gschID: 541427


N.Adelaide R. - Eastern M. 80-52

Everything went according to plan when fourth ranked North Adelaide Rockets (3-1) outplayed bottom-ranked Eastern Mavericks (0-4) in Greenacres 80-52 on Tuesday. North Adelaide Rockets outrebounded Eastern Mavericks 48-35 including a 36-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. American guard Aric Miller (190-90, college: Armstr.Atlantic) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 4 steals. Swingman Luke Mapunda (194-85) contributed with 16 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Devon Mcgee replied with 13 points and 7 rebounds and guard Lachlan Barker (179-96) added 15 points in the effort for Eastern Mavericks. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. North Adelaide Rockets moved-up to second place in League. Loser Eastern Mavericks still closes the standings with four games lost. North Adelaide Rockets will face Central District Lions (#8) in Gawler in the next round where they are favorite. Eastern Mavericks will play at home against Sturt Sabres and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Eastern M.: L.Barker 15+3reb, D.Mcgee 13+7reb, T.Cioffi 8+10reb, M.Hundley 5+5reb+1ast, R.Aktanarowicz 4+1reb+4ast, M.Stock 3+3reb
N.Adelaide R.: A.Miller 20+3reb+3ast, B.Jonnek 17+5reb+1ast, L.Mapunda 16+6reb+2ast, A.Starling 9+11reb+2ast, N. Marshall 8+5reb+3ast, J.Graetz 4+7reb+1ast
gschID: 541425


Woodville W. - S.Adelaide P. 58-72

Another interesting game for South Adelaide Panthers (2-2) which played in Flinders Park against Woodville Warriors (1-3). Fifth ranked South Adelaide Panthers had an easy win 72-58. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Eian Davis (185-90, college: Albertus Magnus) who helped to win the game recording 22 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and swingman Ryan Gardner (195-93) who added 14 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Forward Luke Stanbridge (192-90) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds and guard Darren Ng (189-83) scored 5 points, 8 rebounds and 10 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Despite that victory South Adelaide Panthers went down to seventh position (League) due to points difference. Woodville Warriors at the other side dropped to the ninth place with three games lost. South Adelaide Panthers will play against league's leader Forestville Eagles in Goodwood in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Woodville Warriors will play at home against Norwood Flames (#4) to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Woodville W.: L.Stanbridge 18+10reb+2ast, C.Clausen 11+8reb+2ast, J.Maiorana 6+4reb+1ast, A.Miller 6+4reb+3ast, D.Carlin 6+5reb+2ast, D.Ng 5+8reb+10ast
S.Adelaide P.: E.Davis 22+5reb+5ast, R.Gardner 14+6reb+1ast, S.Boal 14+4reb, J.O'Brien 9+4reb, J.Read 6+3reb, T.McKenzie 3+8reb+3ast
gschID: 541422


Norwood F. - W.Adelaide B. 95-88

There was no surprise when 9th ranked West Adelaide Bearcats (2-2) lost to seventh ranked Norwood Flames (2-2) in Marden 88-95 on Saturday. Norwood Flames looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by West Adelaide Bearcats' players. American forward Jerrell Sanders (198, college: Ferris St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 40 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Guard Andrew Webber (180-85, college: Armstr.Atlantic) contributed with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. American guard Dee Oldham (193-94, college: Chattanooga) replied with 30 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals (was perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line !!!) and his fellow American import forward Harold Ridgeway (203, college: Midland) added 18 points and 10 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) in the effort for West Adelaide Bearcats. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Norwood Flames moved-up to fourth place in League. Norwood Flames will face Woodville Warriors (#9) in Flinders Park in the next round where they are favorite. West Adelaide Bearcats will play on the road against Noarlunga City Southern Tigers in Morphett Vale and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
W.Adelaide B.: D.Oldham 30+8reb+5ast, H.Ridgeway 18+10reb, J.West 13+9reb, L.Haufe 11+4reb+1ast, B.Truslove 7+3reb+1ast, T.Braithwaite 5+1reb+3ast
Norwood F.: J.Sanders 40+5reb+6ast, D.Webber 21+2reb+4ast, B. Janssan 15+1reb+2ast, A.Webber 14+6reb+9ast, S.Pontifex 3+2reb, M.Long 2+9reb+4ast
gschID: 541424


Sturt S. - N.Adelaide R. 77-64

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated North Adelaide Rockets (3-1) in Pasadena on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by second ranked Sturt Sabres (2-2) 77-64. Sturt Sabres had a 36-22 advantage in offensive rebounds. 25 personal fouls committed by North Adelaide Rockets helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Hamish Burns (190, college: Newberry) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Isaac White (187-98) contributed with 18 points and 5 assists for the winners. American guard Aric Miller (190-90, college: Armstr.Atlantic) replied with 36 points (!!!) and swingman Luke Mapunda (194-85) added 9 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for North Adelaide Rockets. Despite that victory Sturt Sabres went down to fifth position (League) due to points difference. North Adelaide Rockets at the other side dropped to the second place with one game lost. Sturt Sabres are looking forward to face Eastern Mavericks (#10) in Mt. Barker in the next round where they are favorite. North Adelaide Rockets will play on the road against Central District Lions (#8) in Gawler and are hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
N.Adelaide R.: A.Miller 36+4reb+1ast, L.Mapunda 9+8reb+5ast, R.Harding 5+4reb+1ast, B.Jonnek 5+3reb, J.Graetz 5+5reb, N. Marshall 4+4reb
Sturt S.: I.White 18+4reb+5ast, H.Burns 16+10reb+3ast, J.Warbout 10+2reb+1ast, B.Carter 9+10reb+2ast, J.Rigoni 8+8reb+1ast, M.Calligeros 8+2reb+2ast
gschID: 541421


Eastern M. - Forestville E. 70-114

No shocking result in a game when top-ranked Forestville Eagles (4-0) crushed bottom-ranked Eastern Mavericks (0-4) in Mt. Barker 114-70 on Saturday. Forestville Eagles dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Eastern Mavericks' 30 and made 27-of-32 free shots (84.4 percent) during the game. Forestville Eagles forced 24 Eastern Mavericks turnovers and outrebounded them 49-26 including a 17-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. Eastern Mavericks were plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Antonio Garrett (198, college: Idaho Coll.) orchestrated the victory with a triple-double by scoring 27 points and 11 rebounds. Sudanese forward Majok Deng (208-93, college: La-Monroe) contributed with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Four Forestville Eagles players scored in double figures. Guard Lachlan Barker (179-96) replied with 20 points and 6 rebounds and Rigby Aktanarowicz added 10 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Eastern Mavericks. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Forestville Eagles maintains first position in League with 4-0 record. Loser Eastern Mavericks still closes the standings with four games lost. Forestville Eagles will face South Adelaide Panthers (#7) in Park Holme in the next round where they are favorite. Eastern Mavericks will play at home against Sturt Sabres and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Eastern M.: L.Barker 20+6reb, R.Aktanarowicz 10+5reb+1ast, S.Vozzo 7+3reb+1ast, Z.Lovell 6+1reb+1ast, T.Cioffi 6+1reb+2ast, N.Sbroiavacca 6+1reb
Forestville E.: A.Garrett 27+11reb, D.Majok 23+10reb+2ast, S. Wright 16+5reb+4ast, J.Rios 13+6reb+4ast, M.Deng 9+5reb+2ast, L. Phillips 9+4reb
gschID: 541420


C.District L. - Southern T. 87-114

Very expected game when 8th ranked Central District Lions (1-3) were smashed by third ranked Noarlunga City Southern Tigers (3-1) in Gawler 114-87 on Saturday. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers made 22-of-29 free shots (75.9 percent) during the game. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers outrebounded Central District Lions 58-29 including a 41-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Central District Lions were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international swingman Anthony Drmic (198-92, college: Boise St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 30 points and 9 rebounds. American forward Mike Nwelue (196, college: Drury) contributed with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 17 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Koen Sapwell replied with 23 points and American forward Ricardo Martin (203, college: Lander) added 15 points in the effort for Central District Lions. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers maintains third position in League with 3-1 record having 3 victories less than leader Geraldton B. Loser Central District Lions keep the eighth place with three games lost. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers will face West Adelaide Bearcats (#6) in Woodville in the next round. Central District Lions will play at home against the league's second-placed North Adelaide Rockets and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
C.District L.: K.Sapwell 23, R.Martin 15+4reb, N.Larkins 15+2reb+1ast, T.Hoffmann 12+3reb, B.Nathan 9+6reb+4ast, J. Centenera 5+2reb+8ast
Southern T.: A.Drmic 30+9reb, R.Linton 24+8reb+2ast, M.Nwelue 16+17reb+5ast, C.Catford 14+4reb+3ast, A.Barton 10+1reb+3ast, L.Schenscher 9+8reb+2ast
gschID: 541423


SBL
Kalamunda E.S. - Willetton T. 79-103

Very predictable result when fifth ranked Tigers (5-2) rolled over 10th ranked Suns (3-7) in Kalamunda 103-79 on Tuesday. Tigers forced 20 Suns turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Suns were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American swingman Jay Bowie (196-92, college: Marist) orchestrated the victory by scoring 31 points and 8 rebounds. The other American import forward Ray Turner (206-90, college: Texas A&M) contributed with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 16 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) for the winners. American guard Courtney Belger (187-89, college: Quincy) replied with 20 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and swingman Kerrod Horn (186-93) added 15 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Suns. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Tigers moved-up to fourth place in League. Loser Suns keep the tenth position with seven games lost. Tigers will face Slammers (#11) in Bunbury in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Suns will play on the road against the league's leader Buccaneers in Wonthella and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Kalamunda E.S.: C.Belger 20+8reb+5ast, N.Drown 18+5reb, K.Horn 15+8reb+1ast, B.Pass 10+1reb, C.Lowe 3+7reb+1ast, B.Gray 3+1ast
Willetton T.: J.Bowie 31+8reb+2ast, R.Turner 23+16reb+2ast, H.Noordhoek 16+6reb+2ast, D.Scott 14+7reb+5ast, K.Armour 7+4reb+3ast, L.Evans 5+2reb+3ast
gschID: 541668


Cockburn C. - Rockingham F. 85-78

Not a big story in a game when 12th ranked Flames (2-5) lost to sixth ranked Cougars (5-3) in Hamilton Hill 78-85 on Tuesday. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 85-78. American forward Jalen Billups (198-92, college: N.Kentucky, agency: Haylett Sports) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 12 rebounds. Swingman Gavin Field (202-89, college: W.Georgia) contributed with 11 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Five Cougars players scored in double figures. Cougars' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Guard Ryan Godfrey (187-90, college: W.Georgia) replied with 33 points (!!!) and 6 assists and American forward Donovon Jack (206-93, college: Penn St.) added 17 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for Flames. Cougars moved-up to fifth place in League. Loser Flames keep the twelfth position with five games lost. Cougars will face league's second-placed Redbacks in Northbridge in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Flames will play at home against Tigers (#4) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Rockingham F.: R.Godfrey 33+2reb+6ast, D.Jack 17+12reb+1ast, V.Zollo 8+15reb, J.Griffin 7+8reb+2ast, B.Samuelson 6+1reb+1ast, J.Beard 5+2reb+2ast
Cockburn C.: J.Billups 27+12reb+1ast, D.Thomas 12+4reb+4ast, G.Field 11+9reb+5ast, L.Cummings 11+6reb+1ast, S.Chan 10+3reb+3ast, R.Della Maddalena 8+4reb
gschID: 541669


Goldfields G. - Perth Redbacks 83-91

Everything went according to plan when second ranked Redbacks (6-1) defeated 13th ranked Giants (1-5) in Kalgoorlie 91-83 on Saturday. Redbacks made 22-of-27 free shots (81.5 percent) during the game. The former international forward Shawn Redhage (203-81, college: Arizona St.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 30 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists. Guard Benjamin Smith (192-89) contributed with 22 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Jacob Holmen (202-91, college: N.Texas) replied with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists and his fellow American import forward JB Pillard (201, college: Cent.Washington) added 11 points and 14 rebounds in the effort for Giants. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Giants' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Redbacks maintains second position in League with 6-1 record despite having the same number of points like the leader Geraldton B. Loser Giants keep the thirteenth place with five games lost. Redbacks will face Cougars (#5) in Hamilton Hill in the next round. Giants will play at home against Stirling S. (#7) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Goldfields G.: J.Holmen 27+15reb+5ast, M.Tierney 14+2reb, J.Pillard 11+14reb+3ast, L.Pike 10+5reb+1ast, R.Hurst 6+5reb+2ast, J.Reid 6+5reb+1ast
Perth Redbacks: S.Redhage 30+14reb+6ast, B.Smith 22+5reb+3ast, G.Murray 13+3reb+1ast, J.Wagner 10+8reb+7ast, J.Wagner 6+5reb+1ast, R.Chappell 5+3reb
gschID: 541664


SW Slammers - Mandurah M. 87-71

There was no surprise when bottom-ranked Magic (0-6) lost to twelfth ranked Slammers (2-3) in Bunbury 71-87 on Saturday. Magic was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American-Irish forward Brian Voelkel (198-92, college: Vermont, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 14 rebounds and 9 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). American guard Tre Nichols (180-89, college: Boise St., agency: SDJ Sports) contributed with 30 points for the winners. Four Slammers players scored in double figures. American guard Will McNeill (185-90, college: Washburn) replied with 17 points and 7 rebounds and his fellow American import swingman Ricky Kreklow (201-92, college: Creighton) added 19 points in the effort for Magic. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Slammers moved-up to eleventh place in League. Loser Magic still closes the standings with six games lost. Slammers will face higher ranked Tigers (#4) in Willetton in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Magic will play on the road against Wanneroo (#3) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Mandurah M.: R.Kreklow 19+3reb+2ast, W.McNeill 17+7reb+1ast, T.Mullenax 11+5reb, C.Simpson 9+4reb+1ast, T.Remmerswaal 7+2reb+3ast, D.Ballantyne 4
SW Slammers: T.Nichols 30+3reb+2ast, B.Voelkel 15+14reb+9ast, C.Weeden 13+7reb+1ast, T.Puot 11+1reb+3ast, C.Douglas 9+2reb+1ast, M.Lay 6+1reb
gschID: 541662


Lakeside L. - Cockburn C. 78-91

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked Cougars (5-3) beat 8th ranked Lightning (3-5) in North Lake 91-78 on Saturday. It was a great shooting night for Cougars especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Cougars made 8 blocks. Swingman Gavin Field (202-89, college: W.Georgia) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. American forward Jalen Billups (198-92, college: N.Kentucky, agency: Haylett Sports) contributed with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners. American forward James Padgett (203-91, college: Maryland) replied with 25 points and 8 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Devon Atkinson (185, college: Morehead St.) added 12 points and 8 assists in the effort for Lightning. Four Lightning players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Cougars moved-up to fifth place in League. Loser Lightning dropped to the ninth position with five games lost. Cougars will face league's second-placed Redbacks in Northbridge in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Lightning will play on the road against Eagles (#6) in Morley and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Lakeside L.: J.Padgett 25+8reb+1ast, A.Ferguson 13+8reb, D.Atkinson 12+4reb+8ast, M.Vinci 10+2reb+2ast, C.Shervill 8+2reb, M.Garbellini 4+4reb+1ast
Cockburn C.: J.Billups 20+7reb+1ast, G.Field 16+10reb+6ast, L.Cummings 10+3reb+3ast, J.Holmes 10+2reb, S.Van Lit 8+1reb+1ast, J.Harris 8+2reb+2ast
gschID: 541663


Kalamunda E.S. - East Perth E. 90-107

Very expected game when 10th ranked Suns (3-7) lost to fifth ranked Eagles (5-3) in Kalamunda 90-107 on Saturday. Eagles dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Suns' 36. Eagles had a 39-25 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. American center Kevin Davis (206-91, college: Cent.Washington) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 16 rebounds and 4 blocks. Swingman Drew Williamson (196-83, college: Metro St.) contributed with 29 points, 5 assists and 4 steals for the winners. American guard Courtney Belger (187-89, college: Quincy) replied with a double-double by scoring 32 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals and swingman Kerrod Horn (186-93) added 12 points in the effort for Suns. Four Suns players scored in double figures. Suns' coach tested twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Despite that victory Eagles went down to sixth position (League) due to points difference. Loser Suns keep the tenth place with seven games lost. Eagles will face Lightning (#9) in North Lake in the next round. Suns will play on the road against the league's leader Buccaneers in Wonthella and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Kalamunda E.S.: C.Belger 32+10reb+7ast, K.Horn 12+3reb+3ast, R.Blanchett 10+4reb, B.Pass 10+4reb+1ast, B.Gray 8+5reb+2ast, N.Drown 6
East Perth E.: D.Williamson 29+4reb+5ast, K.Davis 24+16reb+2ast, M.Bragg 16+4reb+7ast, N.Manyang 9+2reb+2ast, J.Tupaea 9+6reb+3ast, D.Tawhiti 9+3reb+3ast
gschID: 541665


Perry Lakes H. - Geraldton B. 70-88

Rather predictable result when third ranked Buccaneers (6-1) won against 7th ranked Hawks (3-4) in Floreat 88-70 on Saturday. Buccaneers forced 20 Hawks turnovers. Guard Jackson Hussey (190-92, college: Pikeville) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. American forward Maurice Barrow (196-92, college: Fairfield) contributed with 23 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four Buccaneers players scored in double figures. Guard Ryan Smith (192-92) replied with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists and American point guard Robert Waters (185-93, college: Wayland Baptist) added 13 points and 6 assists in the effort for Hawks. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Buccaneers keep a position of League leader. Loser Hawks dropped to the eighth place with four games lost. Buccaneers will face Suns (#10) in Kalamunda in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Hawks will play on the road against the league's second-placed Redbacks in Northbridge and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Perry Lakes H.: R.Smith 17+8reb+6ast, R.Waters 13+4reb+6ast, M.Adekponya 12+5reb+3ast, B.Purser 8+6reb+4ast, B.Carlwell 7+3reb+1ast, M.Clarke 4+2reb+1ast
Geraldton B.: J.Hussey 23+7reb+4ast, M.Barrow 23+6reb+2ast, M.Hancock 14+2ast, A.Ralph 11+5reb+2ast, D.Benjamin 7+5reb+3ast, J.Paringatai 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 541661


Stirling S. - Perry Lakes H. 80-69

There was a minor upset when 7th ranked Hawks (3-4) lost to tenth ranked Stirling S. (3-3) in Perth 69-80 on Monday. The game was mostly controlled by Stirling S.. Hawks was better in third quarter 21-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Hawks 53-36 including 16 on the offensive glass. Stirling S. looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Power forward Ashley Litterick (202) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field). Guard Jayden Coburn (191) contributed with 7 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Guard Matthew Adekponya (194-90) replied with 21 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Ryan Smith (192-92) added 12 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Hawks. Four Hawks players scored in double figures. Stirling S. moved-up to seventh place in League. Loser Hawks dropped to the eighth position with four games lost. Stirling S. will face Giants (#13) in Kalgoorlie in the next round where they are favorite. Hawks will play on the road against the league's second-placed Redbacks (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Perry Lakes H.: M.Adekponya 21+6reb+4ast, R.Smith 12+8reb+3ast, B.Purser 12+5reb+2ast, R.Waters 11+5reb+3ast, B.Carlwell 5+4reb, M.Clarke 4+3reb+3ast
Stirling S.: A.Litterick 24+12reb, C.Ellis 17+6reb+3ast, R.Vague 14+12reb+2ast, J.Coburn 7+13reb+8ast, C.Wroe 6+6reb+3ast, A.Bruton 5+3reb+5ast
gschID: 541667


Rockingham F. - Geraldton B. 79-85

Everything went according to plan when third ranked Buccaneers (6-1) defeated 12th ranked Flames (2-5) in Rockingham 85-79 on Sunday. Guard Jackson Hussey (190-92, college: Pikeville) orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points, 9 assists and 6 steals. American forward Maurice Barrow (196-92, college: Fairfield) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Swingman Jarryd Griffin (186-87) replied with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds and guard Ryan Godfrey (187-90, college: W.Georgia) added 12 points and 7 assists in the effort for Flames. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Buccaneers keep a position of League leader. Loser Flames keep the twelfth place with five games lost. Buccaneers will face Suns (#10) in Kalamunda in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Flames will play at home against Tigers and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Rockingham F.: V.Zollo 17+3reb+1ast, D.Jack 13+9reb, J.Griffin 12+10reb+3ast, R.Godfrey 12+4reb+7ast, B.Samuelson 10+4reb+4ast, J.Beard 8+7reb+2ast
Geraldton B.: A.Ralph 20+4reb, D.Benjamin 15+9reb, J.Hussey 15+3reb+9ast, M.Hancock 12+3reb+1ast, M.Barrow 11+12reb+2ast, J.Paringatai 8+3reb
gschID: 541666


Joondalup Wolves - Lakeside L. 98-78

There was no surprise when 8th ranked Lightning (3-5) was outleveled by third ranked Wanneroo (5-1) in Joondalup 98-78 on Friday. Wanneroo forced 20 Lightning turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Lightning was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Naturalized Greek guard Trian Iliadis (190-89, college: ODU) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points. Filipino guard Sebestian Salinas (190-85) contributed with 13 points and 5 assists for the winners. American guard Devon Atkinson (185, college: Morehead St.) replied with 19 points and 6 assists and his fellow American import forward James Padgett (203-91, college: Maryland) added 11 points and 17 rebounds in the effort for Lightning. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Wanneroo maintains third position in League with 5-1 record behind leader Geraldton B. Loser Lightning dropped to the ninth place with five games lost. Wanneroo will face Magic (#14) in Mandurah in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Lightning will play on the road against Eagles (#6) in Morley and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Lakeside L.: D.Atkinson 19+3reb+6ast, J.Padgett 11+17reb, M.Garbellini 10+4reb+1ast, H.Bell 7+1reb, R.Mackenzie 6+2reb, T.Parkinson 6+3reb
Joondalup Wolves: T.Iliadis 19+3reb+2ast, R.Ross 14+5reb+1ast, S.Salinas 13+4reb+5ast, R.Smyth 10+4reb+1ast, D.Matacz 9+2reb+5ast, R.Maxwell 7+1reb
gschID: 541659


Willetton T. - Stirling S. 85-89

There was a surprise result when tenth ranked Stirling S. (3-3) beat higher ranked Tigers (5-2) in Willetton 89-85 on Friday. Stirling S. had a 18-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The former international forward Cody Ellis (203-90, college: St.Louis) orchestrated the victory by scoring 28 points and 7 rebounds. The former international forward Rhys Vague (204-96) contributed with 16 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) for the winners. American swingman Jay Bowie (196-92, college: Marist) replied with 30 points and 7 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Ray Turner (206-90, college: Texas A&M) added 25 points and 6 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) in the effort for Tigers. Tigers' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Stirling S. moved-up to seventh place in League. Loser Tigers dropped to the fourth position with two games lost. Stirling S. will face Giants (#13) in Kalgoorlie in the next round where they are favorite. Tigers will play at home against Slammers (#11) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Willetton T.: J.Bowie 30+7reb+1ast, R.Turner 25+6reb+2ast, M.Collins 11+2reb, A.Black 8+2reb+6ast, K.Armour 4+1reb+8ast, D.Scott 3+4ast
Stirling S.: C.Ellis 28+7reb+2ast, R.Vague 16+9reb+6ast, A.Bruton 13+2reb+3ast, T.Witts 9+1reb+2ast, A.Litterick 8+8reb+3ast, J.Coburn 7+1reb+3ast
gschID: 541660


SEABL
Kilsyth C. - Nunawading S. 62-77

Very expected game when 5th ranked Kilsyth Cobras (1-4) lost at home to top-ranked Spectres (5-0) 77-62 on Saturday. Power forward Simon Conn (206-83, college: Gardner-Webb) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds. American center Dain Swetalla (206-86, college: Augustana, IL) contributed with 23 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Forward Chris Patton (208-91, college: Cal-Riverside) replied with 18 points and 5 rebounds and American guard Nelson Kirksey (190-89, college: UMKC) added 16 points in the effort for Kilsyth Cobras. Kilsyth Cobras' coach tested eleven players and allowed the starting five to rest. Spectres maintains first position in League with 5-0 record. Loser Kilsyth Cobras keep the fifth place with four games lost. Spectres will face Dandenong Rangers (#5) at home in the next round. Kilsyth Cobras will play against Chargers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kilsyth C.: C.Patton 18+5reb+2ast, N.Kirksey 16+2reb, D.Schaffert 8+2reb, T.Naqqash 6+3reb+3ast, O.Odigie 3+7reb+2ast, A.MacMillan 3+7reb+1ast
Nunawading S.: S.Conn 26+13reb+1ast, D.Swetalla 23+6reb+2ast, D.King-Hawea 8+6reb+1ast, A.Steel 6+9reb+1ast, C. Hronopoulos 5+2reb+3ast, S.McDonald 5+2reb+6ast
gschID: 541817


Nunawading S. - Bendigo B. 90-79

The game between closely ranked teams ended with top-ranked Spectres' (5-0) home victory over second-ranked Bendigo Braves (1-2) in East Burwood 90-79 on Sunday. Power forward Simon Conn (206-83, college: Gardner-Webb) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 12 rebounds. American center Dain Swetalla (206-86, college: Augustana, IL) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. Five Spectres players scored in double figures. American power forward CJ Aiken (206-90, college: St.Joseph's) replied with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocks and point guard Adam Doyle (176-91) added 22 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Bendigo Braves. Bendigo Braves' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Spectres maintains first position in League with 5-0 record. Loser Bendigo Braves keep the second place with two games lost. Spectres will face Dandenong Rangers (#5) at home in the next round.
Top scorers:
Bendigo B.: C.Aiken 25+14reb, A.Doyle 22+7reb+6ast, D.Starks 19+7reb+2ast, D.Hansen 6+2reb, M.Andronicos 4+2reb+2ast, C.Hogan 3+1reb+2ast
Nunawading S.: S.Conn 28+12reb, T.Wright 21+1reb+1ast, D.Swetalla 13+16reb+3ast, S.McDonald 13+3reb+10ast, D.King-Hawea 10+3reb, C. Hronopoulos 5+4reb+3ast
gschID: 541818


Mt Gambier - Dandenong R. 86-79

Not a big story in a game when 3rd ranked Dandenong Rangers (1-1) lost to top-ranked Mount Gambier Pioneers (4-0) in Mt Gambier 79-86 on Friday. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Mount Gambier Pioneers made 14 blocks. American forward Daniel Alexander (206-91, college: Grand Canyon, agency: Haylett Sports) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks. The former international guard Tom Daly (182-91) contributed with 20 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. Center Timothy Lang (206-85, college: Stetson) replied with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds and American swingman Chauncey Orr (193-93, college: Hawaii Pacific) added 13 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Dandenong Rangers. Five Dandenong Rangers players scored in double figures. Mount Gambier Pioneers maintains first position in League with 4-0 record. Loser Dandenong Rangers dropped to the fifth place with one game lost. Mount Gambier Pioneers will face NW Tasmania Thunder (#8) in Ulverstone in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Dandenong Rangers will play on the road against the league's leader Spectres in East Burwood and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Dandenong R.: T.Lang 18+14reb, J.Oswald 17+4reb+2ast, L.Barker 14+5reb+3ast, C.Orr 13+10reb+2ast, B.McElroy 10+3reb+1ast, N.Odigie 3
Mt Gambier: D.Alexander 25+12reb+1ast, T.Daly 20+3reb+3ast, J.Madgen 15+5reb+3ast, B.Hill 6+5reb+3ast, L.Jamieson 5+5reb+1ast, J.Jones 5+8reb+1ast
gschID: 541815


Albury W.B. - Geelong S. 98-97

A very interesting game took place in Albury. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of second-ranked Geelong Supercats (2-2) to fifth ranked Bandits (2-2) 98-97 in the fight for the second place. It was a key game for the second position in League. Bandits outrebounded Geelong Supercats 46-34 including 16 on the offensive glass. The best player for the winners was American forward T.J. Robinson (203-89, college: Long Beach St.) who had a double-double by scoring 23 points and 15 rebounds. Point guard Deba George (183-85) chipped in 17 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. American guard Demarcus Gatlin (193, college: Sam Houston St.) produced 36 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds and the former international swingman Nathan Herbert (192-84) added 21 points respectively for the guests. Four Bandits and five Geelong Supercats players scored in double figures. Bandits moved-up to second place in League. Bandits' next round opponent will be Chargers (#7) in Hobart where they are favorite. Geelong Supercats will play on the road against Sabres (#4) in Cheltenham and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Geelong S.: D.Gatlin 36+9reb+2ast, N.Herbert 21+4reb+2ast, K.Rocci 12+2reb+2ast, J.Medved 11+3reb, E.Gaff 10+10reb+5ast, L.McInerney 7+3reb
Albury W.B.: T.Robinson 23+15reb+1ast, D.George 17+7reb+5ast, D.Harding 16+5reb, S.Dearborn 14+3reb, M.Newton 11+5reb, J.Spear 9+5reb+4ast
gschID: 541816


Waratah
Sutherland S. - Illawarra H. 54-64

The game between closely ranked teams ended with tenth ranked Hawks' (2-4) road victory over 11th ranked Sutherland Sharks (1-6) 64-54 on Sunday. They outrebounded Sutherland Sharks 52-38 including a 37-26 advantage in defensive rebounds. Scott Hunter orchestrated the victory by scoring 9 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Tyson Demos (191-88) contributed with 13 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Guard Dejan Marjanovic (183) replied with 18 points and Robert Simonovski added 5 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Sutherland Sharks. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Hawks moved-up to eighth place in League. Loser Sutherland Sharks keep the eleventh position with six games lost. Hawks will face league's leader Spiders in Hornsby in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Sutherland Sharks will play at home against the league's second-placed Maitland Mustangs (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Sutherland S.: D.Marjanovic 18+3reb+1ast, B.Musulin 11+3reb+3ast, P.Williamson 10+2reb+2ast, J.Biber 8+3reb+1ast, R.Simonovski 5+11reb+1ast, M.Duffy 2
Illawarra H.: T.Demos 13+6reb+2ast, B.O'Brien 9+3reb+4ast, S.Hunter 9+11reb+5ast, L.Dent 8+2reb+3ast, S.Mullan 8+10reb+1ast, A.Beagley 6+5reb
gschID: 539465


Norths Bears - Sydney Comets 71-95

There was no surprise when 8th ranked Norths Soul Sports Bears (2-5) were outleveled by third ranked Sydney City Comets (5-1) in Crows Nest 95-71 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 10 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 24 points. Sydney City Comets dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Norths Soul Sports Bears' 42. Sydney City Comets looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Norths Soul Sports Bears were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Naturalized American guard Indiana Faithfull (193-91, college: W.Liberty St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 32 points and 5 assists. Guard Sam Hyman (190, college: Mayville St.) contributed with 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Sydney City Comets players scored in double figures. Guard Nick Blair (185-87) replied with 18 points and 8 rebounds and the former international forward Ben Knight (203-76, agency: Interperformances) added 10 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Norths Soul Sports Bears. Norths Soul Sports Bears' coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Sydney City Comets maintains third position in League with 5-1 record behind leader Geraldton B. Loser Norths Soul Sports Bears dropped to the ninth place with five games lost. Sydney City Comets will face Crusaders (#7) in Terrigal in the next round.
Top scorers:
Norths Bears: N.Blair 18+8reb+2ast, J.Garlepp 12+4reb, B.Knight 10+11reb+3ast, F.Andric 9+2reb, T.Giles 6+2reb+1ast, L.Smith-Hyde 4+1reb+2ast
Sydney Comets: I.Faithfull 32+1reb+5ast, S.Hyman 20+7reb+2ast, R.Craigie 16+3reb+2ast, L.Brandt 10+6reb+5ast, L.Overs 6+8reb+2ast, W.McPhee 6+6reb
gschID: 539460


Newcastle H. - Maitland M. 64-73

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Maitland Mustangs (6-1) beat 8th ranked Newcastle Hunters (2-6) in Broadmeadow 73-64 on Saturday. Maitland Mustangs outrebounded Newcastle Hunters 53-31 including a 33-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. American forward Tyler Monroe (201, college: Azusa Pacific) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 17 rebounds. Guard Joshua Clifford (196-88) contributed with 14 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Jacob Foy replied with 15 points and 5 rebounds and Jakob Dorricott added 17 points in the effort for Newcastle Hunters. Newcastle Hunters' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Maitland Mustangs moved-up to second place in League. Loser Newcastle Hunters dropped to the tenth position with six games lost. Maitland Mustangs will face Sutherland Sharks (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Newcastle Hunters will play against Crusaders and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Newcastle H.: J.Dorricott 17+3reb+1ast, J.Foy 15+5reb+2ast, D.Suttle 12+6reb+2ast, B.Hawkesley 6+6reb, M.Wilson 4+2reb+2ast, L.Jackson 4+4reb+1ast
Maitland M.: T.Monroe 33+17reb, J.Clifford 14+6reb+1ast, T.Turner 9+4reb+4ast, J.Edwards 6+7reb+4ast, N.Scott 4+1reb, D.Millburn 4+11reb+1ast
gschID: 539463


Hills H. - Manly Warr. 74-71

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 5th ranked Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (4-4) were edged by sixth ranked Hills Hornets (4-4) in Baulkham Hills 74-71 on Saturday. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles were trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 6-point lead after three quarters before a 26-17 charge of Hills Hornets, which allowed them to win the game. Naturalized British forward Paul Brotherson (198-89, college: Metro St.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 15 rebounds and 4 blocks. David Hayman contributed with 15 points and 4 assists for the winners. Point guard Luke Cooper (183-84, college: Alaska-Anch.) replied with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and Cale Bulgin added 16 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Manly Warringah Sea Eagles. Four Manly Warringah Sea Eagles players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Hills Hornets moved-up to fifth place in League. Hills Hornets will face higher ranked Sydney City Comets (#3) in Alexandria in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Manly Warr.: L.Cooper 19+7reb+4ast, C.Bulgin 16+5reb+1ast, K.Painter 12+8reb+1ast, C.Wilks 11+6reb+1ast, S.Bresnik 6+2reb+2ast, S.Blaszczynski 6+5reb
Hills H.: P.Brotherson 21+15reb+2ast, D.Hayman 15+2reb+4ast, E.Duselis 11+7reb+1ast, G.Veg 7+5reb+2ast, S.McCorkindale 7+2reb, M.Hodgins 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 539462


Illawarra H. - Cent.Coast C. 66-78

There was a small surprise when tenth ranked Crusaders (2-4) won against on the road 10th ranked Hawks (2-4) 78-66 on Saturday. Crusaders forced 19 Hawks turnovers. Forward James Trustum (192) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 5 rebounds. Naturalized Saudi Arabian guard Noman Shoaib (188) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Keelan Ward replied with 11 points and 4 steals and guard Alexander Beagley added 10 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Hawks. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Hawks' coach tested eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Crusaders moved-up to seventh place in League. Crusaders will face higher ranked Sydney City Comets (#3) in Alexandria in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Hawks will play at home against the league's leader Spiders (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Illawarra H.: K.Ward 11+4reb+2ast, S.Mullan 11+5reb, A.Beagley 10+7reb, L.Dent 10+4reb, S.Hunter 9+4reb, B.O'Brien 5+1reb+2ast
Cent.Coast C.: J.Trustum 21+5reb+3ast, N.Shoaib 18+4reb+2ast, C.Jenkins 13+10reb, T.Akamarmoi 12+3reb+1ast, M.Rueter 9+8reb+2ast, M.Bateup 2+10reb+1ast
gschID: 539461


Newcastle H. - Bankstown B. 81-100

Not a big story in a game when 8th ranked Newcastle Hunters (2-6) were outscored by fourth ranked Bankstown Bruins (5-3) in Broadmeadow 100-81 on Sunday. Bankstown Bruins outrebounded Newcastle Hunters 46-30 including 32 on the defensive glass. Forward Nic Pozoglou (196, agency: MKP Management) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists. Svetomir Gavrilovic contributed with 31 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four Bankstown Bruins players scored in double figures. Bankstown Bruins' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Jacob Foy replied with 27 points and 5 rebounds and Joel Rauch added 23 points in the effort for Newcastle Hunters. Bankstown Bruins maintains fourth position in League with 5-3 record. Loser Newcastle Hunters dropped to the tenth place with six games lost. Bankstown Bruins will have a break next round. Newcastle Hunters will play at home against Crusaders (#7) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Newcastle H.: J.Foy 27+5reb+1ast, J.Rauch 23+3reb+3ast, D.Suttle 20+3reb+4ast, M.Wilson 5+2reb+4ast, J.Dorricott 4+3reb+2ast, C.Springall 2+2reb
Bankstown B.: S.Gavrilovic 31+8reb+1ast, N.Pozoglou 26+15reb+5ast, G.Anticevich 12+9reb+3ast, M.Franco 12+5reb+2ast, R.Morgan 6+3reb+4ast, P.Cvjeticanin 6+1reb
gschID: 539464





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  AUSTRIA  


Austrian A Bundesliga round 34 best performance: Fabricio Vay - by Eurobasket News

Argentinian-Italian Forward Fabricio Vay (207-F-86, agency: Interperformances) had a great game in the last round for Arkadia, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 34.
The 30-year old player had a double-double of 29 points and 21 rebounds, while his team crushed UBSC Graz (#8, 7-24) with 25-point margin 98-73. Arkadia is placed at 5th position in Austrian A Bundesliga. Arkadia 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 16-15 record. In the team's last game Vay had a remarkable three three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He has many years of experience at Arkadia, through which he has constantly improved. Fabricio Vay has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (2nd best: 19.2ppg) and rebounds (3rd best: 9.1rpg).

The second best player in last round's games was 22-year old American Anthony Clemmons (186-PG-94) of Vienna. Clemmons had a very good evening with 26 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course he led Vienna to another comfortable win 99-80 over slightly lower-ranked Wels (#6, 15-16) being unquestionably team leader. Vienna's 4th position in the standings has not changed. His team's 18-14 record is not bad at all. Clemmons is a newcomer at Vienna, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.3ppg (#4). His other stats are also decent: 4.7rpg and 4.5apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Vienna's star - international forward Sebastian Koch (202-F-88). Koch scored 18 points and grabbed six rebounds. He was another key player of Vienna, helping his team with a 99-80 easy win against slightly lower-ranked Wels (#6, 15-16). Vienna needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 18 victories and 14 lost games. Koch has a very solid season. In 32 games in Austria he scored 12.1ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jurica Blazevic (199-F-94) of Klosterneuburg - 27 points and 5 rebounds
5. Bogic Vujosevic (190-PG-92) of Kapfenberg - 12 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Povilas Gaidys (208-C-91) of Gmunden - 10 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Predrag Miletic (193-SG-84) of Vienna - 22 points and 3 rebounds
8. David Hasenburger (207-F-90) of UBSC Graz - 21 points and 4 rebounds
9. Stjepan Stazic (199-G-78) of Vienna - 14 points, 2 rebounds and 8 assists
10. Anton Maresch (191-SG-91) of UBSC Graz - 13 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists

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



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Al Manama signs with Coleby for GCC !!! - by Ahmad Madwar

Defending champion Al Manama (Premier League) inked 28-year old Bahamas ex-international power forward Kadeem Coleby (206-114kg-89, college: Wichita State). It is actually his comeback to Manama as he has played here before. Coleby He started the season at Al Muharraq (Premier League). Coleby helped them to win the cup and make to league final. The last season he played at Al Manama.
Coleby also represented Bahamas at the CBC Championships in Tortola (British Virgin Islands) two years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 5 games: 8.6ppg, 5.2rpg, Blocks-1 (3.4bpg), FGP: 44.1%, FT: 65.0%.
Coleby has played also professionally in Saudi Arabia (Al Fateh).
Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him to get the job in pro basketball.
He attended Wichita State until 2014 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Al Manama signs with Coleby for GCC !!! - by Ahmad Madwar

Defending champion Al Manama (Premier League) inked 28-year old Bahamas ex-international power forward Kadeem Coleby (206-114kg-89, college: Wichita State). It is actually his comeback to Manama as he has played here before. Coleby He started the season at Al Muharraq (Premier League). Coleby helped them to win the cup and make to league final. The last season he played at Al Manama.
Coleby also represented Bahamas at the CBC Championships in Tortola (British Virgin Islands) two years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 5 games: 8.6ppg, 5.2rpg, Blocks-1 (3.4bpg), FGP: 44.1%, FT: 65.0%.
Coleby has played also professionally in Saudi Arabia (Al Fateh).
Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him to get the job in pro basketball.
He attended Wichita State until 2014 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BELGIUM  

Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Jason CLARK
  Antwerp
  (188-G-90)
  Avg: 17
 1. Clark, Antwerp17.0 
 2. Miller-M., Leuven16.8 
 3. Bowman, Spirou16.7 
 4. Tofi, Aalstar15.6 
 5. Tuttle, Limburg .15.3 
 6. Troisfontain., Aalst.14.4 
 7. Badji, Kangoeroes13.8 
 8. Samhan, Leuven13.6 
 9. Ware, Antwerp13.6 
 10. Channels, Kango.13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ANDERSON
  Antwerp
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Anderson, Antwerp8.5 
 2. Amis, Aalstar7.0 
 3. Badji, Kangoeroes6.9 
 4. Samhan, Leuven6.6 
 5. Ubel, Brussels6.6 
 6. Ware, Antwerp6.5 
 7. Fields, Liege6.4 
 8. Simmons, Brussels6.2 
 9. Tuttle, Limburg .5.9 
 10. Tofi, Aalstar5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Codi MILLER-MCINTYRE
  Leuven
  (190-G-94)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Miller-M., Leuven5.6 
 2. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.4 
 3. Anderson, Limburg .5.1 
 4. Channels, Kango.5.0 
 5. Loubry, Brussels4.6 
 6. Marnegrave, Spirou4.3 
 7. Clark, Antwerp4.2 
 8. Bosco, Mons-Hai.4.1 
 9. Hertay, Liege3.8 
 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. Bowman, Spirou1.5 
 4. Channels, Kango.1.5 
 5. Tuttle, Limburg .1.4 
 6. Hertay, Liege1.4 
 7. Muya, Brussels1.3 
 8. Billbury, Leuven1.3 
 9. Clark, Antwerp1.3 
 10. Dowe, Brussels1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Bill AMIS
  Aalstar
  (206-PF-87)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Amis, Aalstar1.5 
 2. Fields, Liege1.0 
 3. Boukichou, Oostende0.8 
 4. Henry, Kangoeroes0.8 
 5. Fusek, Spirou0.8 
 6. Bako, Leuven0.8 
 7. Ubel, Brussels0.7 
 8. Ware, Antwerp0.7 
 9. Blair, Aalstar0.6 
 10. Samhan, Leuven0.6 


Euromillions League Round 32: Antwerp Giants are defeated by Spirou Charleroi - by Eurobasket News

The games are now more important than at the beginning of the Regular Season. We may still expect few shocking results in upcoming 4 rounds.

The most important game in the last round took place in Charleroi between second ranked Antwerp Giants (20-12) and seventh ranked Spirou Charleroi (15-17) on Wednesday night. Antwerp Giants were defeated by Spirou Charleroi in a tough game on the road 78-83. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Antwerp Giants. Spirou Charleroi made 21-of-25 free shots (84.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Antwerp Giants turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of guard DJ Richardson (190-91, college: Illinois, agency: Inception Sports) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and Keaton Grant (193-86, college: Purdue) who added 16 points and 5 assists during the contest. Spirou Charleroi's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Power forward Gavin Ware (206-93, college: Mississippi St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). Spirou Charleroi maintains seventh position with 15-17 record, which they share with Mons-Hainaut. Antwerp Giants at the other side keep the second place with 12 games lost. Spirou Charleroi is looking forward to face Leuven Bears (#9) at home in the next round. Antwerp Giants will play against Basic-Fit Brussels (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Brussels. Third ranked host Basic-Fit Brussels (19-13) smashed one of their biggest challengers Kangoeroes (17-15) 114-74. The winners were led by American power forward Brandon Ubel (209-91, college: Nebraska, agency: Pensack Sports) who scored that evening 25 points and 9 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and Aleksander Lichodzijewski supported him with 25 points (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field). Even 22 points and 9 rebounds by Senegalese power forward Pape Badji (208-92) did not help to save the game for Kangoeroes. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Basic-Fit Brussels maintains third position with 19-13 record having eight points less than leader Oostende. Kangoeroes at the other side keep the fourth place with 15 games lost. Basic-Fit Brussels will play against league's second-placed Antwerp Giants at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Kangoeroes will play against Limburg United and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Euromillions League top team - Oostende (27-5) managed to deliver another win on Wednesday. This time they beat tenth ranked Liege Basket (6-27) 89-76. The best player for the winners was Rasko Katic who scored 18 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Oostende's coach Dario Gjergja allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Devin Sweetney produced 23 points for the hosts. Oostende have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 27-5 record. Liege Basket lost sixteenth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 27 lost games. Oostende will meet Okapi Aalstar (#5) on the road in the next round. Liege Basket will play against Belfius Mons-Hainaut (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Limburg supposed to be also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Okapi Aalstar (17-16) played at the court of sixth ranked Limburg United (16-16). Limburg United smashed Okapi Aalstar 100-73. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Okapi Aalstar. Seth Tuttle orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. 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. Limburg United maintains sixth position with 16-16 record. Okapi Aalstar at the other side keeps the fifth place with 16 games lost. Limburg United's next round opponent will be higher ranked Kangoeroes (#4) in Willebroek and it may be quite challenging game. Okapi Aalstar will play at home against the league's leader Oostende and hope to win that game.

In the last game of round 32 Mons-Hainaut won against Leuven on the opponent's court 80-72.

Leuven - Mons-Hainaut 72-80

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 9th ranked Leuven Bears' (9-23) home loss to eighth ranked Belfius Mons-Hainaut (15-17) 72-80. 25 personal fouls committed by Leuven Bears helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American swingman JJ Mann (198-91, college: Belmont) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). The other American import guard Tre Demps (188-93, college: Northwestern) contributed with 14 points for the winners. American guard Codi Miller-McIntyre (190-94, college: Wake Forest) replied with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 assists and power forward Jonas Delalieux (202-92) added 19 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Leuven Bears. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Belfius Mons-Hainaut have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Spirou. Leuven Bears lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with 23 games lost. Belfius Mons-Hainaut's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Liege Basket (#10) in Liege. Leuven Bears will play on the road against Spirou Charleroi and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Mons-Hainaut: J.Mann 19+12reb+1ast, T.Demps 14+4reb+1ast, I.Lasisi 12+2reb+5ast, M.Kapinga 9+1reb, A.Gorgemans 6+2reb, J.Cage 6+5reb+1ast
Leuven: J.Delalieux 19+6reb, T.Setty 14+5reb, C.Miller-McIntyre 13+4reb+11ast, A.Goetgeluck 9+1reb+1ast, I.Bako 9+5reb, R.Bogaerts 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 478847


Spirou - Antwerp 83-78

The most important game in the last round took place in Charleroi between second ranked Antwerp Giants (20-12) and seventh ranked Spirou Charleroi (15-17) on Wednesday night. Antwerp Giants were defeated by Spirou Charleroi in a tough game on the road 78-83. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Antwerp Giants. Spirou Charleroi made 21-of-25 free shots (84.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Antwerp Giants turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of guard DJ Richardson (190-91, college: Illinois, agency: Inception Sports) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and Keaton Grant (193-86, college: Purdue) who added 16 points and 5 assists during the contest. Spirou Charleroi's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Power forward Gavin Ware (206-93, college: Mississippi St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) and forward Demitrius Conger (196-90, college: St.Bonaventure) scored 16 points and 4 assists (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!). Spirou Charleroi maintains seventh position with 15-17 record, which they share with Mons-Hainaut. Antwerp Giants at the other side keep the second place with 12 games lost. Spirou Charleroi is looking forward to face Leuven Bears (#9) at home in the next round. Antwerp Giants will play against Basic-Fit Brussels (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Spirou: D.Richardson 21+3reb+2ast, I.Iarochevitch 17+6reb+1ast, K.Grant 16+3reb+5ast, A.Libert 8+1reb, I.Radenovic 6+7reb+3ast, M.Fusek 4+2reb
Antwerp: G.Ware 19+13reb, D.Conger 16+4reb+4ast, R.Anderson 13+5reb, J.Clark 8+4reb+7ast, D.Marchant 8+2reb+1ast, M.Smith 7+3reb+4ast
gschID: 478850


Liege - Oostende 76-89

Euromillions League top team - Oostende (27-5) managed to deliver another win on Wednesday. This time they beat tenth ranked Liege Basket (6-27) 89-76. Oostende dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Liege Basket's 32. Oostende forced 21 Liege Basket turnovers. The best player for the winners was Serbian center Rasko Katic (208-80, agency: BeoBasket) who scored 18 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). American guard Corey Walden (188-92, college: E.Kentucky) chipped in 14 points and 6 assists. Five Oostende players scored in double figures. Oostende's coach Dario Gjergja allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American swingman Devin Sweetney (198-87, college: St.Francis, PA) produced 23 points and point guard Yoann Hertay (186-90) added 9 points and 7 assists respectively for the hosts. Oostende have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 27-5 record. Liege Basket lost sixteenth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 27 lost games. Oostende will meet Okapi Aalstar (#5) on the road in the next round. Liege Basket will play against Belfius Mons-Hainaut (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Oostende: R.Katic 18+3reb, C.Walden 14+1reb+6ast, J.Salumu 12+1ast, P.Gillet 11+4reb+1ast, D.Newbill 10+1reb+4ast, K.Boukichou 6+5reb+2ast
Liege: D.Sweetney 23+2reb+1ast, B.Penninck 12+4reb+1ast, V.Simpson 10+3reb+2ast, L.Hazard 9+2reb+1ast, Y.Hertay 9+2reb+7ast, J.Fields 6+2reb
gschID: 478849


Brussels - Kangoeroes 114-74

The game between Top Four teams took place in Brussels. Third ranked host Basic-Fit Brussels (19-13) smashed one of their biggest challengers Kangoeroes (17-15) 114-74. Basic-Fit Brussels shot 67.7 percent from the field. They shot the lights out from three nailing 15 long-distance shots on high 71.4 percentage. Basic-Fit Brussels players were unselfish on offense dishing 30 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Kangoeroes' players. The winners were led by American power forward Brandon Ubel (209-91, college: Nebraska, agency: Pensack Sports) who scored that evening 25 points and 9 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and the former international Aleksander Lichodzijewski (204-84) supported him with 25 points (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field). Four Basic-Fit Brussels players scored in double figures. Even 22 points and 9 rebounds by Senegalese power forward Pape Badji (208-92) did not help to save the game for Kangoeroes. American point guard Wesley Channels (190-88, college: Austin Peay St.) added 15 points and 4 assists for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Basic-Fit Brussels maintains third position with 19-13 record having eight points less than leader Oostende. Kangoeroes at the other side keep the fourth place with 15 games lost. Basic-Fit Brussels will play against league's second-placed Antwerp Giants at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Kangoeroes will play against Limburg United and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Brussels: A.Lichodzijewski 25+2reb+3ast, B.Ubel 25+9reb+3ast, D.Loubry 17+1reb+2ast, C.Dowe 14+3reb+7ast, M.Depuydt 7+5reb, A.Peciukevicius 7+6reb+3ast
Kangoeroes: P.Badji 22+9reb, W.Channels 15+3reb+4ast, T.Henry 11+4reb+2ast, T.Deroover 9+1reb+2ast, I.Williams 6+6reb, D.Donkor 5+1reb
gschID: 478848


Limburg United - Aalstar 100-73

The game in Limburg supposed to be also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Okapi Aalstar (17-16) played at the court of sixth ranked Limburg United (16-16). Limburg United smashed Okapi Aalstar 100-73. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Okapi Aalstar. Limburg United dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Okapi Aalstar's 28. They outrebounded Okapi Aalstar 42-26 including a 37-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Limburg United players were unselfish on offense dishing 31 assists comparing to just 18 passes made by Okapi Aalstar's players. American forward Seth Tuttle (203-92, college: N.Iowa) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. The other American import forward Jordan Swing (198-90, college: UAB, agency: Two Points) contributed with 13 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. American swingman Quincy Taylor (194-82, college: UAB, agency: Diamond Sports) replied with 13 points and 4 assists and Nigerian-American point guard Ben Uzoh (191-88, college: Tulsa) added 10 points and 5 assists in the effort for Okapi Aalstar. Four Okapi Aalstar players scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Limburg United maintains sixth position with 16-16 record. Okapi Aalstar at the other side keeps the fifth place with 16 games lost. Limburg United's next round opponent will be higher ranked Kangoeroes (#4) in Willebroek and it may be quite challenging game. Okapi Aalstar will play at home against the league's leader Oostende and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Limburg United: S.Tuttle 22+6reb+6ast, J.Swing 13+9reb+4ast, J.Anderson 11+2reb+13ast, D.Jansen 9+3reb+2ast, Y.Desiron 8+2reb, B.Simons 8+1reb+2ast
Aalstar: Q.Taylor 13+4reb+4ast, J.Tofi 13+5reb, B.Uzoh 10+4reb+5ast, V.Taylor 10+2reb+5ast, N.El Khounchar 8+2reb+2ast, Y.Barrueta 8+1reb
gschID: 478846





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  BELIZE  


Pepsi NEBL playoffs tip off this weekend as 4 teams battle for the championship!!! - by David Magana

As the regular season comes to a close, the Pepsi NEBL playoffs will tip off this coming weekend, with two games. The format of the playoffs will be a best of three series, with San Pedro Tiger Sharks (#1) going up against Cayo Western Ballaz (#4) and Dangriga Dream Ballers (#2) facing Belmopan Bandits (#3) in the semi-finals. This will be the third time in four years that Cayo Western Ballaz and San Pedro Tiger Sharks face off in the playoffs, with the previous 2 times being in the finals in 2014 and 2015, where San Pedro Tiger Sharks came out victorious. This is the first season that Belmopan Bandits will not face San Pedro Tiger Sharks in the semi-finals, which is surely a sigh of relief, as they make a push to reach the finals for the first time in franchise history. In the regular season, San Pedro Tiger Sharks defeated Cayo Western Ballaz in both games, while Dangriga Dream Ballers and Belmopan Bandits split their regular season games, with both wins coming on the road. Richard Troyer (196-SF-84, college: Utah Valley) has returned to the US, so his home team will have a huge void to fill going up against the two time champions, while Devin Daly (195-F-94, college: L.Superior, agency: Duran International), from Belmopan Bandits had his debut in Belize City, registering a solid game for the Bandits.

Karim Juan, NEBL Commissioner



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  BOSNIA  

D1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Drasko KNEZEVIC
  Zrinjski.
  (186-PG-93)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Knezevic, Zrinjski.18.8 
 2. Tuljkovic, Bosnjak18.3 
 3. Kovacevic, Spars S.17.2 
 4. Jovanovic, Spars S.16.7 
 5. Djurasovic, Zrinjski.15.8 
 6. Negovanovic, Gradj.15.7 
 7. Pelkic, Leotar15.4 
 8. Hasandic, Sloboda .14.6 
 9. Stanojevic, Mlado.14.3 
 10. Markovic, Gradj.14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Obrad TOMIC
  Kakanj
  (206-C-93)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Tomic, Kakanj9.8 
 2. Kastropil, Siroki P.8.7 
 3. Markovic, Gradj.8.3 
 4. Pelkic, Leotar7.8 
 5. Stanojevic, Mlado.7.6 
 6. Djurasovic, Zrinjski.7.4 
 7. Marojevic, Gradj.7.1 
 8. Kadic, Bosnjak6.8 
 9. Karacic, Siroki P.6.7 
 10. Josilo, Bosna-Royal6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jan MOCNIK
  Siroki P.
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Mocnik, Siroki P.8.3 
 2. Knezevic, Zrinjski.5.4 
 3. Princ, Zrinjski HT4.9 
 4. Fekete, Leotar4.6 
 5. Luzajic, Leotar4.0 
 6. Dovadzija, Bosnjak3.9 
 7. Aleksic, Mladost3.9 
 8. Vasiljevic, Bosna-Ro.3.8 
 9. Zahiragic, Spars S.3.7 
 10. Svilar, Kakanj3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Drasko KNEZEVIC
  Zrinjski.
  (186-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Knezevic, Zrinjski.2.4 
 2. Brown, Sloboda .1.9 
 3. Tuljkovic, Bosnjak1.9 
 4. Mocnik, Siroki P.1.7 
 5. Princ, Zrinjski HT1.6 
 6. Pasajlic, Igokea1.4 
 7. Dreznjak, Siroki P.1.4 
 8. Samadan, Zrinjski.1.4 
 9. Negovanovic, Gradj.1.3 
 10. Sarajlic, Bosnjak1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Franko KASTROPIL
  Siroki P.
  (212-C-84)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Kastropil, Siroki P.1.1 
 2. Sturanovic, Bosna-Ro.1.0 
 3. Karacic, Siroki P.1.0 
 4. Brummitt, Zrinjski.0.9 
 5. Pelkic, Leotar0.8 
 6. Radmilovic, Leotar0.7 
 7. Tomic, Kakanj0.6 
 8. Milosevic, Gradjanski0.6 
 9. Marojevic, Gradj.0.6 
 10. Djurasovic, Zrinjski.0.5 


Division I Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Bosna-Royal and Igokea advance into Finals - by Eurobasket News

Zrinjski HT - Bosna-Royal 67-76

Bosna-Royal outgunned Zrinjski HT on the road to complete the sweep of the semifinal series. The guests trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 9 points. Bosna-Royal outrebounded Zrinjski HT 39-28 including 28 on the defensive glass. The former international guard Marko Josilo (200-92) scored 13 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and international Haris Delalic (202-94, agency: AproK Sports Group) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Four Bosna-Royal players scored in double figures. Bosna-Royal's coach Dusan Gvozdic used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international forward Bozo Djurasovic (200-87) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds and the former international point guard Vedran Princ (191-82) scored 18 points and 5 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line).
Top scorers:
Zrinjski HT: V.Princ 18+3reb+5ast, B.Djurasovic 14+10reb+3ast, T.Brummitt 13+4reb+1ast, L.Samadan 8+2reb+1ast, D.Knezevic 7+1reb+3ast, M.Petric 7+4reb+1ast
Bosna-Royal: H.Delalic 16+6reb+1ast, A.Sokolovic 13+3reb+4ast, M.Josilo 13+9reb+1ast, V.Djordjevic 12+5reb+2ast, M.Sturanovic 9+6reb+1ast, S.Dragicevic 6+2reb
gschID: 545105


Sloboda Tuzla - Igokea 65-103

Igokea crushed Sloboda Tuzla away from home to seal Finals birth. The game without a history. Igokea led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Sloboda Tuzla's 30. Igokea players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Sloboda Tuzla's players. Serbian Djordje Milosevic (199-93) notched a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort and American point guard James Robinson (190-94, college: Pittsburgh) supported him with 15 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals. Five Igokea players scored in double figures. Even 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists by point guard Marko Rikalo (187-94) did not help to save the game for Sloboda Tuzla. Serbian power forward Bozo Djumic (208-92) added 15 points 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:
Sloboda Tuzla: B.Djumic 15+3reb+1ast, M.Rikalo 15+6reb+5ast, D.Petrov 13+4reb+1ast, N.Muratovic 6+2reb, M.Hrncic 6+1reb, D.Brown 3+1reb+1ast
Igokea: D.Milosevic 21+10reb+5ast, S.Micovic 15+1reb+3ast, J.Robinson 15+6reb+8ast, B.Mahkovic 12+5reb+2ast, S.Glogovac 11+4reb, M.Pasajlic 8+2reb+4ast
gschID: 545104





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  BRAZIL  

Stats Leaders - BNL

Points Per Game
 Kendall ANTHONY
  Macae
  (173-PG-93)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Anthony, Macae20.7 
 2. Stallworth, Mogi20.3 
 3. Hettsheimer, Bauru19.9 
 4. Nardi-Duarte, Campo M.19.3 
 5. Vieira, Flamengo18.6 
 6. Garcia, Bauru18.4 
 7. Holloway, Pinheiros18.3 
 8. Mariano, Brasilia18.2 
 9. Andrade, Bauru18.0 
 10. Dawkins, Vitoria17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olivinha RODRIGUEZ
  Flame.
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Rodriguez, Flame.9.7 
 2. Hettsheimer, Bauru7.8 
 3. de-Souza, L.Sor.7.7 
 4. Maynard, Minas7.7 
 5. Giovannoni, Brasilia7.6 
 6. Ansaloni, Pinheiros6.7 
 7. Mariano, Brasilia6.6 
 8. Andrade, Bauru6.6 
 9. Curnell, Mogi6.5 
 10. Silveira, Mogi6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Fulvio DE ASSIS
  Brasilia
  (188-PG-81)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. de-Assis, Brasilia7.6 
 2. Borges, Franca5.7 
 3. Anthony, Macae5.7 
 4. Garcia, Bauru5.3 
 5. Pecos, Paulistano5.3 
 6. Rossetto, B.Cea.5.1 
 7. Dos-Santos, Vasco D.4.8 
 8. Rodgers, Minas4.7 
 9. Dawkins, Vitoria4.6 
 10. Freitas, Campo M.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Kenny DAWKINS
  Vitoria
  (175-PG-87)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Dawkins, Vitoria1.9 
 2. Garcia, Bauru1.8 
 3. Taylor, Mogi1.8 
 4. Jackson, Vasco D.1.8 
 5. Curnell, Mogi1.7 
 6. Rodgers, Minas1.6 
 7. Schneider, Macae1.6 
 8. Stallworth, Mogi1.6 
 9. Machado, B.Cea.1.6 
 10. Bresolin, Vitoria1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Leonardo KLASSMANN
  B.Cea.
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Klassmann, B.Cea.1.1 
 2. Nunes, Campo M.1.0 
 3. Mariano, Brasilia0.7 
 4. Lenz, Pinheiros0.7 
 5. Castellar, Brasilia0.7 
 6. Dias-Silva, Pauli.0.7 
 7. Vinicius, Caxias d.0.6 
 8. Teichmann, Pinheiros0.6 
 9. Camilo, Macae0.6 
 10. Tavares, L.Sorocaba0.6 


Paulista Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Lucas VEZARO
  Joinville
  (188-G-96)
  Avg: 16.3
 1. Vezaro, Joinville16.3 
 2. Smith, Botafogo.16.2 
 3. Gaines, Blumenau15.9 
 4. Filho, Botafogo.13.8 
 5. Stocks, Blumenau13.3 
 6. Lima, Santos/M.12.9 
 7. Maistro, Contagem12.7 
 8. Alvim, Contagem12.0 
 9. de-Azevedo, Santos/M.11.8 
 10. Nepomuceno, Santos/M.11.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Durval PRADO
  Brusque
  (200-G/F-92)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Prado, Brusque10.5 
 2. Moreira, Botafogo.8.7 
 3. Silva, Blumenau8.5 
 4. Lazzaris, Blumenau7.0 
 5. Perez, Botafogo.6.8 
 6. Alvim, Contagem6.8 
 7. Russell, Botafogo.6.8 
 8. Jeronimo, Joinville6.2 
 9. Gaines, Blumenau6.1 
 10. Silva, Brusque6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jamaal SMITH
  Botafogo.
  (175-PG-85)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Smith, Botafogo.4.6 
 2. Romualdo, Contagem4.3 
 3. Froehlich, Joinville4.1 
 4. Perez, Contagem3.7 
 5. Semmke, Blumenau3.5 
 6. Stocks, Blumenau3.0 
 7. Prado, Brusque2.9 
 8. da-Silva, Botafogo.2.8 
 9. Lima, Santos/M.2.7 
 10. Russell, Botafogo.2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Deonta STOCKS
  Blumenau
  (185-G-88)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Stocks, Blumenau3.6 
 2. Maistro, Contagem2.3 
 3. Lazzaris, Blumenau2.1 
 4. Vezaro, Joinville1.7 
 5. da-Silva, Botafogo.1.7 
 6. Perez, Contagem1.5 
 7. Froehlich, Joinville1.3 
 8. Romualdo, Contagem1.3 
 9. Lima, Santos/M.1.3 
 10. Moreira, Blumenau1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Rodrigo SILVA
  Brusque
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Silva, Brusque1.1 
 2. Perez, Botafogo.0.9 
 3. Maistro, Contagem0.8 
 4. Lima, Santos/M.0.8 
 5. Tiago, Brusque0.7 
 6. Silva, Blumenau0.6 
 7. Jeronimo, Joinville0.6 
 8. Ferreira, Botafogo.0.5 
 9. Machado, Santos/M.0.5 
 10. Souza, Santos/M.0.4 



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  CANADA  


Sim Bhullar (ex Dacin Tigers) is a newcomer at Guangxi - by Eurobasket News

Guangxi Rhinos (NBL) added to their roster 25-year old Canadian center Sim Bhullar (226-129kg-92, college: New Mexico State). He is a dual citizen owning also Indian passport. Bhullar He just played at Dacin Tigers in Taiwanese SBL league. In 39 games he was fourth best scorer with impressive 19.7ppg and had 15.4rpg (#2 in the league), 1.2apg and 2.6bpg this season. Bhullar helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Asia-basket.com All-Taiwanese SBL Center of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports Team. The last season he played at another team Raptors 905 in U.S. semi-pro league D-League where in 39 games he recorded 9.6ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.1apg and 1.3bpg.
Bhullar has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
He was also a member of Canadian international program for some years. Bhullar played for Canadian Senior National Team two years ago and previously for U19 National Team back in 2011.
He represented Canada at the Panamerican Games in Toronto (Canada) two years ago.
Bhullar has played previously professionally in NBA (Sacramento Kings) and D-League (Reno Bighorns).
He attended New Mexico State until 2014 and it is his third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CHILE  


Tijuana lands Dominic Cheek, ex Las Animas - by Eurobasket News

Zonkeys de Tijuana (CIBACOPA) landed 26-year old American guard Dominic Cheek (198-91, college: Villanova). He played recently at Las Animas in Chilean Liga Nacional. In 44 games he averaged impressive 21.2ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.8apg and 1.6spg this season. The last season Cheek played at Orangeville A's in Canadian NBL where in 21 games he had very remarkable stats: 16.9ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.9apg and 1.5spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to USBasket.com All-NBL Canada Honorable Mention.
In 2012 Cheek was drafted by Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League) in second round (20th overall).
He attended Villanova University and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
Cheek's team was regular season runner-up in Big East in 2010.
And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Australian and of course North American leagues. Cheek has played previously professionally in Australia (Rockhampton Rockets), France and Italy (Imola).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CHINA  


Sim Bhullar (ex Dacin Tigers) is a newcomer at Guangxi - by Eurobasket News

Guangxi Rhinos (NBL) added to their roster 25-year old Canadian center Sim Bhullar (226-129kg-92, college: New Mexico State). He is a dual citizen owning also Indian passport. Bhullar He just played at Dacin Tigers in Taiwanese SBL league. In 39 games he was fourth best scorer with impressive 19.7ppg and had 15.4rpg (#2 in the league), 1.2apg and 2.6bpg this season. Bhullar helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Asia-basket.com All-Taiwanese SBL Center of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports Team. The last season he played at another team Raptors 905 in U.S. semi-pro league D-League where in 39 games he recorded 9.6ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.1apg and 1.3bpg.
Bhullar has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
He was also a member of Canadian international program for some years. Bhullar played for Canadian Senior National Team two years ago and previously for U19 National Team back in 2011.
He represented Canada at the Panamerican Games in Toronto (Canada) two years ago.
Bhullar has played previously professionally in NBA (Sacramento Kings) and D-League (Reno Bighorns).
He attended New Mexico State until 2014 and it is his third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CROATIA  

Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj22.3 
 2. Bozic, KK Zagreb22.0 
 3. Novacic, Jolly JBS19.2 
 4. Marcinkovic, KK Za.19.0 
 5. Veljacic, Kvarner .17.2 
 6. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek17.0 
 7. Konjevic, Skrljevo16.7 
 8. Vucic, Alkar Sinj16.1 
 9. Sakic, Cibona15.8 
 10. Ivanov, GKK Sibenik15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Miralem HALILOVIC
  GKK S.
  (205-F-91)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Halilovic, GKK S.7.5 
 2. Bilan, Cedevita7.5 
 3. Robinson, Vrij.Osijek7.2 
 4. Bozic, KK Zagreb6.9 
 5. Novacic, Jolly JBS6.8 
 6. Marcinkovic, KK Za.6.6 
 7. Sakic, Cibona6.5 
 8. Rajic, H.Analitica5.9 
 9. Perkovic, Skrljevo5.8 
 10. Mazalin, Zadar5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj8.1 
 2. Bozic, KK Zagreb6.3 
 3. Scott, Jolly JBS5.8 
 4. Filipovic, KK Split5.6 
 5. Veljacic, Kvarner .5.5 
 6. Vrbica, Gorica5.3 
 7. Kapusta, Zabok4.9 
 8. Raic, H.Analitica4.8 
 9. Palcic, Skrljevo4.8 
 10. Sarac, Vrij.Osijek4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj2.9 
 2. Veljacic, Kvarner .2.3 
 3. Sirko, KK Split1.9 
 4. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek1.9 
 5. Babic, Zabok1.8 
 6. Marcinkovic, KK Za.1.8 
 7. Stemberger, Skrlj.1.7 
 8. Mazalin, Zadar1.6 
 9. Vladovic, Zadar1.5 
 10. Novacic, Jolly JBS1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Izzet TURKYILMAZ
  GKK S.
  (212-F/C-90)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Turkyilmaz, GKK S.1.5 
 2. Halilovic, GKK S.1.4 
 3. Bundovic, Cedevita1.1 
 4. Zoric, Cibona0.9 
 5. Vukovic, Vrij.Osijek0.9 
 6. Vlaic, KK Zagreb0.8 
 7. Vitali, KK Zagreb0.8 
 8. Papac, Jolly JBS0.7 
 9. Usic, H.Analitica0.7 
 10. Vucic, Kvarner 20100.6 


Treviso Basket lands Tomislav Gabric - by Eurobasket News

De Longhi Treviso Basket 2012 (Serie A2) tabbed 22-year old Croatian power forward Tomislav Gabric (204-95, agency: PEPI SPORT). He started the season at BCM U Pitesti in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 34 games he averaged 12.4ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.5apg this season. The last season Gabric played at Metalac in Serbian KLS where in 5 games he had 9.2ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.6spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Gabric also played 25 games in ABA League where he recorded 7.8ppg and 2.6rpg.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Honorable Mention award in 2015.
Gabric represented Croatia at the European Championships U18 in Latvia four years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 9 games: 12.0ppg, 4.2rpg, FGP: 47.5%, 3PT: 35.1%, FT: 76.9%.
Gabric has played also professionally for other Croatian teams like Cibona, Jolly and Jolly-JBS-Jad. Banka.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cedevita steal home court advantage, Split capitalize on 17-2 4th quarter run - by Zeljko Zule

Cedevita trailed just once and outebounded Jolly JBS 46-22 in a dominant 85-66 road victory in the Quarterfinals Game 1. Split used a 17-2 run that turn a two-point deficit into a 67-54 lead with two and a half minute remaining to beat Vrijednosnice Osijek 67-59.

Split (2) - Vrijednosnice Osijek (7) 67-59 (Split lead series 1-0): After trailing by two , Split went on a 9-0 run to go up 35-28 late in the second quarter. Osijek re-take the lead at 52-50 early in the fourt quarter, but that was the last advantage for the visitors. Toni Dijan (205-F-83) sank a 3-pointer to ignite a 17-2 run for Split's 67-54 lead with two and a half minute to go. Mateo Kedzo (206-F/C-84) came off the bench for 24 points on shooting 10-of-12 from the field including 4-of-5 behind the 3-point line, Goran Filipovic (180-PG-96) had 18 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists and Toni Dijan scored 11 points. Osijek was led by Filip Krajina (209-C-92) with 14 points, Domagoj Vukovic (208-F/C-93) and Jakov Mustapic (193-G-94) both scored 13 points, Aljosa Sarac (190-G-89) netted 11 points and Jalen Robinson (206-F/C-93, college: Dalton St.) grabbed 11 rebounds.

Jolly JBS (3) - Cedevita (6) 66-85 (Cedevita lead series 1-0): Jolly led only once in the game that came on an opening basket by Brandon Penn (203-F-90, college: Rider). Cedevita then outscored the home team 16-3 and led by as many as 11 points at the halftime break. Jolly cut the deficit to 45-47 and was down by six early in the fourth quarter before Cedevita went on a decisive 13-2 run to extend their advantage to 80-63 with two minutes left. Cedevita shot 53-percent from the field including 10-of-20 behind the 3-point arc and outrebounded Jolly 46-22, picking up 12 offensive boards. Mirza Begic (216-C-85) came off the bench for 13 points and 10 rebounds, Toni Katic (188-PG-92) and Marko Tomas (201-G-85) both scored 13 points, Filip Kruslin (198-SG-89) added 12 points, all from beyond the arc, and Miro Bilan (213-C-89) finished with 10 points. Jolly was led by Ivan Novacic (201-F-85), who scored 24 points including five 3-pointers, and Josip Bilinovac (191-SG-90) added 14 points.



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Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Lukas PALYZA
  Prostejov
  (202-F-89)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Palyza, Prostejov19.2 
 2. Burnett, BK Pardu.17.8 
 3. Ware, MMCITE B.17.0 
 4. Bohacik, USK Praha16.9 
 5. Brooks, J.Hradec16.8 
 6. Lipkins, J.Hradec15.8 
 7. Skinner, BK Kolin14.7 
 8. Thompson, Usti n.14.6 
 9. Allen, CEZ Nymburk14.4 
 10. Pecka, Usti n.14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Garret KERR
  BK Kolin
  (194-F-92)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Kerr, BK Kolin9.1 
 2. Pecka, Usti n.8.9 
 3. Mickelson, Svitavy7.5 
 4. Ware, MMCITE B.7.3 
 5. Painter, NH Ostrava7.1 
 6. Simpson, MMCITE B.6.7 
 7. Bohacik, USK Praha6.6 
 8. Fitzpatrick, Prost.6.6 
 9. Smith, NH Ostrava6.6 
 10. Kremen, MMCITE B.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Roman MARKO
  Prostejov
  (194-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Marko, Prostejov7.6 
 2. Bannister, Svitavy6.5 
 3. Sirina, BK Opava5.4 
 4. Lawrence, CEZ N.5.3 
 5. Simmons, Prostejov5.3 
 6. Glover, Usti n.4.8 
 7. Kouril, BK Opava4.6 
 8. Ware, MMCITE B.4.3 
 9. Guercy, NH Ostrava4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin WARE
  MMCITE B.
  (188-G-93)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Ware, MMCITE B.2.4 
 2. Sant-Roos, CEZ N.2.2 
 3. Glover, Usti n.2.1 
 4. Sirina, BK Opava2.1 
 5. Lipkins, J.Hradec2.0 
 6. Smithson, Svitavy1.9 
 7. Canada, NH Ostrava1.9 
 8. Marko, Prostejov1.8 
 9. Kerr, BK Kolin1.8 
 10. Slezak, Svitavy1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Ryan CANTY
  J.Hradec
  (206-C-)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Canty, J.Hradec1.7 
 2. Simpson, MMCITE B.1.5 
 3. Mickelson, Svitavy1.4 
 4. Madsen, USK Praha1.3 
 5. Simpson, CEZ N.1.1 
 6. Jelinek, Svitavy0.9 
 7. Pecka, Usti n.0.8 
 8. Ware, MMCITE B.0.7 
 9. Roseboro, Svitavy0.6 
 10. Svrdlik, BK Pardu.0.6 


NBL Round 6 of Quarter-Finals. BK Opava complete semifinal picture - by Eurobasket News

BK Opava - USK Praha 73-68

BK Opava rallied past USK Praha to win the quarterfinal series. BK Opava made 22-of-24 free shots (91.7 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 USK Praha turnovers. Point guard Radovan Kouril (185-95) scored 18 points and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the former international point guard Jakub Sirina (186-87, agency: Octagon Europe) chipped in 19 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was Croatian center Mladen Primorac (210-90, agency: PEPI SPORT) with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 13 rebounds and international swingman Jaromir Bohacik (197-92, agency: Octagon Europe) scored 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
BK Opava: J.Sirina 19+2reb+3ast, R.Kouril 18+6ast, V.Bujnoch 13+6reb, J.Blazek 10+4reb, V.Cvek 7+10reb+2ast, R.Klecka 4+1reb+2ast
USK Praha: A.Madsen 15+4reb+1ast, P.Safarcik 13+3reb+3ast, J.Bohacik 13+5reb+4ast, M.Primorac 11+13reb+3ast, L.Festr 7+1reb+1ast, M.Mares 4+4reb+1ast
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Shavon Shields selected the top Danish playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Shavon Shields
Shavon Shields
   #1. This week's number one is former international guard Shavon Shields (201-94, college: Nebraska, currently plays in Italy). He led Dolomiti En. TR to an easy victory against the 11th-ranked Brescia (12-16) crushing them 99-59 in the Italian Serie A in Sunday night's game. Shields recorded 12 points and added 4 passes in 23 minutes on the court. Dolomiti Energia Trento (16-12) is placed fifth in the Serie A. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This year Shields averages: 10.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.5apg, 2FGP: 57.1% in two games he played so far. He played for the Danish senior national team two years ago.

Mikkel Plannthin
Mikkel Plannthin
   #2. Second place goes to former international guard Mikkel Plannthin (195-88, agency: Octagon Europe, currently plays in Sweden). Plannthin could not help Norrkoping Dolphins (23-9) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite his very good performance Norrkoping Dolphins was edged 74-72 on the road by the lower-ranked Sodertalje Kings (#3). Plannthin scored 15 points. It's Plannthin's first season with the team. His overall stats this year are: 6.9ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.5apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 41.4%, 3FGP: 41.3% and FT: 78.3%. Plannthin played for the Danish national team in 2015.

Kevin Larsen
Kevin Larsen
   #3. The Danish player who performed third best last week abroad was former international power forward Kevin Larsen (207-93, college: G.Washington, currently plays in Germany). He led Mitteldeutscher BC to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Kirchheim Knights (20-10) crushing them 94-69 in the German ProA (second division) on Sunday night. Larsen scored 12 points in a mere 15 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Mitteldeutscher BC Weissenfels (27-3) is placed first in the ProA. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. This year Larsen's overall stats are: 3.8ppg, 3.5rpg and FT: 73.7% in 16 games. He played for the Danish national team two years ago.

Chanan Colman
Chanan Colman
   #4. An experienced guard Chanan Colman (191-84, college: Chipola JC, currently plays in Israel) managed to help Hapoel Eilat to win against the closely-ranked Bnei Hasharon (16-12) 79-71 in the Israeli Winner League in Thursday night's game. Colman recorded only 3 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Hapoel Eilat (18-10) is placed first in the Winner League. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. Colman's total stats this season are: 7.6ppg, 2.8rpg and 3.2apg. He has a dual citizenship: Danish and Israeli. Colman used to play for the Danish national team back in 2008.

Darko Jukic
Darko Jukic
   #5. International guard Darko Jukic (199-90, agency: PEPI SPORT, currently plays in Slovenia) contributed to Krka's victory against the third-ranked Zlatorog (4-4) 90-76 in the Slovenian Liga Nova KBM last Saturday. He scored 5 points and added 3 passes in 15 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Places 1-6. Krka Novo Mesto (7-1) is placed first. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Second Stage. And now that game is very crucial. This year Jukic's total stats are: 7.7ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.3apg in 15 games. He plays currently for the Danish national team.

Jonathan Gilling
Jonathan Gilling
   #6. Forward Jonathan Gilling (203-91, college: Arizona St., currently plays in Spain) contributed to a Leche Rio Breogan's victory against the 15th-ranked Barca II (12-21) 93-82 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) on Friday night. Gilling scored only 4 points. Cafes Candelas Breogan Lugo (23-10) is placed second in the LEB Gold. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is quite important. Gilling has averaged so far 9.4ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.3apg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Danish National Team roster.

Alan Voskuil
Alan Voskuil
   #7. International guard Alan Voskuil (191-86, college: Texas Tech, currently plays in Italy) was not able to help Viola RC (0-0) in their game against Legnano (19-11) in the Italian Serie A2 (second division). Voskuil scored 6 points in 33 minutes. The tenth-placed Viola RC lost 65-77 in Castellanza to the much higher-ranked (#3) Legnano in the West group. Voskuil has relatively good stats this year: 13.8ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.6apg in 12 games. He is a naturalized American. Voskuil is also Danish national team player. He used to play for Horsens IC in Danish league.

Jonas Bergstedt
Jonas Bergstedt
   #8. Center Jonas Bergstedt (210-91, currently plays in Switzerland) was not able to secure a victory for Massagno (8-16) in their game against Boncourt (9-15) in the Swiss LNA. Bergstedt scored only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Massagno (#4) was defeated 90-75 on the opponent's court by the higher-ranked Boncourt (#3) in the Places 7-11 group. The Second Stage already ended. This season Bergstedt has relatively solid stats: 14.7ppg, 9.1rpg and 1.6apg. He plays currently for the Danish national team.

Mads Sturup
Mads Sturup
   #9. Former U18 international swingman Mads Sturup (195-97, agency: Dynamics Global Management, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Fontedoso Carrefour (17-13) in their game against L'Hospitalet (10-20) in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division). Sturup cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points in 24 minutes. Fontedoso Carrefour lost 58-62 on the opponent's court to the much lower-ranked (#13) L'Hospitalet. It was Fontedoso Carrefour's third consecutive loss in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. This year Sturup averages just 2.8ppg in 30 games. He used to play for the Danish U18 national team two years ago.



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  D-LEAGUE  


Siakam, Raptors 905 down Vipers in Game 2 of D-League Finals - by Eurobasket News

Raptors 905 forced a deciding Game 3 in the NBA D-League Finals with a 95-85 win over the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Tuesday. Pascal Siakam (6'9''-F-94, college: N.Mexico St.) led the way with a game-high 32 points and 10 rebounds as Toronto's D-League affiliate tied the best-of-three championship series at a game apiece. Fred VanVleet (6'0''-PG-94, college: Wichita St.) added 16 points, E.J. Singler (6'6''-F-90, college: Oregon) had 15 and Burlington, Ont., native Brady Heslip (6'3''-SG-90, college: Baylor) scored 11 for Raptors 905, which will host Game 3 on Thursday. Kyle Wiltjer (6'10''-F-92, college: Gonzaga) had 25 points for the Vipers and Darius Morris (6'4''-G-91, college: Michigan) added 19 points. Raptors 905 shot 44 per cent from the field and 31 per cent from three-point range.
Courtesy of: tsn.ca



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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  


Jerry Flores is a newcomer at Leones de Santo Domingo - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Leones de Santo Domingo (LNB) strengthened their roster with addition of point guard Jerry Flores. He just played at Dosa in La Vega League in Dominican Republic.

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Sammy Mejia selected the top Dominican playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Sammy Mejia
Sammy Mejia
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced former international swingman Sammy Mejia (198-83, college: De Paul, currently plays in Turkey). He led Tofas to a victory against the 14th-ranked Usak Sportlif (8-19) 82-69 in the Turkish BSL last Saturday. Mejia scored 17 points, had 5 boards, passed 8 assists and added 3 steals. Tofas Bursa (12-15) is placed ninth in the BSL. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Mejia has relatively good stats this season: 14.9ppg, 5.1rpg, 3.9apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 62.3%(94-151), 3FGP: 41.6% and FT: 75.0%. He has a dual citizenship: Dominican Republic and American. Mejia played for the Dominican Republic senior national team twelve years ago. Strangely he has never played in Dominican Republic.

Trevor Ariza
Trevor Ariza
   #2. Second place goes to former international forward Trevor Ariza (203-85, college: UCLA, currently plays in NBA). He contributed to a Houston Rockets' victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder (47-35) 113-109 in the NBA in Sunday night's game. Ariza recorded 14 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. The Houston Rockets have a solid 55-27 record this season. Ariza has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 11.4ppg, 5.6rpg, 2.2apg, 1.8spg, 2FGP: 55.6%(144-259), 3FGP: 33.9% and FT: 75.0%. Ariza is another player who holds two passports: Dominican Republic and American. He played for the Dominican Republic national team in 2005. Apparently Ariza has never played in Dominican Republic.

Jose Cabrera
Jose Cabrera
   #3. The Dominican Republic player who performed third best last week abroad was former international power forward Jose Cabrera (206-84, currently plays in Spain). He led Mataro to a surprising victory over the sixth-ranked Arenys (13-12) 68-67 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) last Saturday. Cabrera was MVP of the game. He recorded 19 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists in 29 minutes. Feimat Mataro (10-15) is placed 13th in Group C-A. Cabrera's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial. This year Cabrera has relatively solid stats: 10.4ppg, 8.5rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 57.1%(60-105) and FT: 57.8% in 14 games he played so far. He played for the Dominican Republic national team eleven years ago.

Jeff Greer
Jeff Greer
   #4. Shooting guard Jeff Greer (196-79, college: Rutgers, currently plays in France) managed to help Union Poitiers Basket 86 to win against the second-ranked Provence Basket (19-10) 64-52 in the French ProB (second division) last Tuesday. Greer scored only 3 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Union Poitiers Basket 86 (16-13) is placed seventh in the ProB. It's Greer's fourth season with the team. His overall stats this year are: 3.5ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.6apg. Greer has both American and Dominican Republic nationalities. He used to play for the Dominican Republic national team back in 2009. Greer played also for Cocolos de San Pedro de Macoris in Dominican Republic league.

Gregorio Adon
Gregorio Adon
   #5. Former U17 international forward Gregorio Adon (198-91, currently plays in Spain) helped Marin win their game against the 12th-ranked Castello (13-20) 93-86 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) on Friday night. He scored 7 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 18 minutes. Marin Ence PeixeGalego (8-25) is located at the very bottom in the LEB Gold. But the situation may improve as they ended a series of three consecutive loses. Adon's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is quite important. This year Adon's overall stats are: 3.9ppg and 2.8rpg in 29 games. He used to play for the Dominican Republic U17 national team ten years ago.

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

   #1. Edgar Sosa (190-PG-88, college: Louisville, currently plays in Lebanon) led Al Riyadi to a victory over the fourth-ranked Sagesse (8-16) 77-65 in a derby game in the Lebanese Pepsi LBL in Tuesday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Sosa recorded 15 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists in 40 minutes. Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (6-0) is placed first in Group B. So far his team won all six games in the Quarter-Finals. Sosa has relatively good stats this year: 13.6ppg, 3.8rpg and 6.1apg in eight games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Dominican Republic and American. Sosa used to play for Leones de Santo Domingo in Dominican Republic league.

   #2. Eloy Vargas (211-C-88, agency: Duran International, college: Kentucky, currently plays in Argentina) could not help GECR Indalo (24-25) in their last game on Friday. Despite his good performance the sixth-placed GECR Indalo (24-25) was defeated 84-73 at home by the lower-ranked Penarol (#8) in the Sur group. Vargas recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting the same number of rebounds. It's Vargas' first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 14.0ppg and 8.0rpg.

   #3. Ronald Ramon (183-G-86, college: Pittsburgh, currently plays in Brazil) was the major contributor in Flamengo's victory against the sixth-ranked Pinheiros (16-12) 83-73 in the Brazilian NBB on Monday night. Ramon scored 19 points in 35 minutes. Clube de Regatas do Flamengo (21-7) is placed first in the NBB. It's Ramon's first season with the team. This year he averages: 10.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 4.1apg and 1.1spg in 28 games. Ramon is another player who holds two passports: Dominican Republic and American. Strangely he has never played in Dominican Republic.

   #4. Alfred Horford (208-F/C-86, college: Florida, currently plays in NBA) was the main contributor in a Boston Celtics' victory against the Chicago Bulls (41-41) 104-87 in the NBA in Friday night's game. Horford was MVP of the game. He scored 18 points, had 8 boards, passed 6 assists and added 4 steals. The Boston Celtics have a solid 53-29 record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Horford has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 14.0ppg, 6.9rpg, 5.0apg and 1.3bpg.

   #5. Experienced Eulis Baez (201-F-82, college: W.Illinois, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an easy victory against the league leader Movil Estudiantes (3-0) 104-86 in the Spanish Liga Endesa last Sunday. Baez scored 13 points in a mere 16 minutes. Herbalife Gran Canaria (19-10) is placed sixth in the Liga Endesa. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Baez's fifth season with the team. This year he averages: 8.4ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.1apg in 28 games.

   #6. Victor Liz (188-SG-86, agency: Basket Management Solutions, currently plays in Puerto Rico) contributed to a 3-point Leones' victory against the ninth-ranked Vaqueros 91-88 in the Puerto Rican BSN on Sunday night. Liz was MVP of the game. He scored 32 points (!!!), had 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists. This season Liz has very high stats. He averages: 19.6ppg, 5.6rpg, 3.1apg and 1.7spg.

   #7. Rigoberto Mendoza (190-G-92, currently plays in Puerto Rico) contributed to an easy victory against the sixth-ranked Capitanes 82-67 in the Puerto Rican BSN in Saturday night's game. Mendoza was MVP of the game. He scored 25 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 28 minutes. Mendoza has very impressive stats this year: 16.6ppg, 7.1rpg and 2.4apg in 10 games.

   #8. James Feldeine (193-G-88, college: Quinnipiac, currently plays in Euroleague) was not able to help Panathinaikos in their game against Fenerbahce in the Euroleague. Feldeine scored 6 points in 18 minutes. His team was badly defeated by 18 points 79-61. This year Feldeine averages: 6.7ppg, 1.1rpg and 2.0apg in 33 games. He has both American and Dominican Republic nationalities. Apparently Feldeine has never played in Dominican Republic.

   #9. Lewis Clinch (191-G-87, college: Georgia Tech, currently plays in Iceland) was not able to secure a victory for one of league's weakest teams Grindavik in their game against KR in the Icelandic Dominos League, despite his very good performance last Friday. He was the top scorer with 33 points. Clinch also added 4 boards, handed out 7 passes and blocked 2 shots in 39 minutes. But his team was edged 89-88. Clinch has very impressive stats this year: 21.8ppg, 6.2rpg, 5.3apg and 1.1spg in 33 games. He also holds two passports: Dominican Republic and American. Interesting that Clinch has never played in Dominican Republic.

   #10. Sadiel Rojas (197-G/F-89, college: Okla.Wesleyan, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an UCAM Murcia's victory against the 14th-ranked Blusens Monbus 86-78 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Sunday night. He scored 14 points. Rojas' overall stats this season are: 5.4ppg and 5.3rpg. He holds both American and Dominican Republic passports. Rojas used to play for Leones de Santo Domingo in Dominican Republic league.



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PrimeTime Players move to 7-0 with Blowout of Redhawks - by Scott Ludwig

The PrimeTime Players traveled to Greenville, South Carolina to take on the SC Upstate Redhawks in their second conference game of the season against each other. Sean Morgan (6'6''-F-94, college: Queens, NC), making his regular season debut with PrimeTime, set the tone early dominating inside with 21 first half points and Chris Moore (6'2''-PG-86, college: Charleston So.) added 19 in the half as PrimeTime was able to open up a 41-16 lead at the end of the first quarter and a 87-45 halftime lead.

The second half saw PrimeTime and the Redhawks traded baskets for most of the half as the Redhawks were never able to get the game closer than 40, and PrimeTime was able to come away with a 156-106 road victory.

The PrimeTime Players finished with seven players in double figures led by Sean Morgan with 31 pts, Danny Sanders (6'7''-SF-89, college: Jarvis Christian) 29 pts and Chris Moore with 28, while Octreyvius Roebuck (6'7''-F/G-86, college: S.Wesleyan) had a strong game for the RedHawks finishing with 31 points and 18 rebounds.

The PrimeTime Players will travel to Augusta this Saturday before returning home for a four game home stand starting May 6 against the High Point Hawks.

PrimeTime Players - Chris Moore 28 pts 8 assists 7 rbs, Dijuan Harris (5'9''-PG-86, college: Charlotte) 21 pts 14 assists, Victor Street (5'11''-PG-88, college: Erskine) 2 pts 5 rbs, Brian Mobley (6'6''-SF-87, college: Johnson C. Smith) 13 pts 11 rbs, Sean Morgan 31 pts 6 rbs, Terell Smith (6'3''-G-85, college: Limestone) 22 pts 9 rbs, Danny Sanders 29 pts 15 rbs, Pierre Stines (6'9''-PF) 10 pts 6 rbs

SC Upstate - O.Roebuck 31 pts 18 rbs, DeVante Lark 16 pts 3 rbs, Dante Burgess 17 pts 7 rbs, Demetrius Blakely 11 pts 8 rbs, Melvin Garrett 11 pts 12 rbs, Teandre Hood 11 pts 7 assists 6 rbs



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Tanel Kurbas selected the top Estonian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Tanel Kurbas
Tanel Kurbas
   #1. This week's number one is an international guard Tanel Kurbas (197-88, currently plays in Sweden). He led Sodertalje Kings to a victory over the closely-ranked Norrkoping Dolphins (23-9) crushing them 88-68 in the Swedish Basketligan in Sunday night's game. Kurbas was MVP of the game. He recorded 24 points in 22 minutes on the court. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Sodertalje Kings (23-9) is placed third in the Basketligan. It's Kurbas' first season with the team. This year Kurbas averages: 9.7ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.4apg, 2FGP: 55.2%(107-194), 3FGP: 33.1% and FT: 79.0% in 41 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Estonian senior national team.

Kristjan Kangur
Kristjan Kangur
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced former international small forward Kristjan Kangur (201-82, currently plays in Italy). Kangur could not help Openjobmetis VA (12-16) to beat Umana Venezia (19-9). He recorded 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Openjobmetis VA was defeated 87-81 on the road by the second-ranked Umana Venezia. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Kangur's overall stats this season are: 5.1ppg, 3.8rpg, 2FGP: 47.6%, 3FGP: 25.0% and FT: 86.2%. He played for the Estonian national team in 2015.

Rain Veideman
Rain Veideman
   #3. The Estonian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international guard Rain Veideman (192-91, currently plays in Italy). Veideman was the major contributor in a Udine APU's victory against the fifth-ranked F.Kontatto BO (18-12) 82-68 in the Italian Serie A2 (second division) on Saturday night. He scored 15 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 6 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) in 30 minutes. GSA Amici Pallacanestro Udine (16-14) is placed ninth in East group. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. The Regular Season already ended. Veideman has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 17.0ppg, 4.7rpg, 3.7apg, 2FGP: 39.7%, 3FGP: 29.4% and FT: 95.1%(39-41) in seven games. Ex-Tartu Ulikool/Rock player is also a member of the Estonian senior national team.

Rait-Riivo Laane
Rait-Riivo Laane
   #4. Point guard Rait-Riivo Laane (179-93, currently plays in Greece) contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams GS Larissas (5-23) 88-71 in the Greek A2 (second division) in Saturday night's game. Laane recorded 14 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Ethnikos Piraeus (15-13) is placed sixth in the A2. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Laane has relatively good stats this season: 10.1ppg, 2.9rpg, 4.1apg and 1.5spg. He is also Estonian national team player.

Other top Estonian players, who play abroad:

Sander Raieste (200-F/G-99) plays for Baskonia in Spanish Liga Endesa
Kristian Kullamaee (190-G-99) plays for Bayern Muenchen in German BBL
Siim-Sander Vene (201-SF-90) plays for BC Nizhny Novgorod in Russian VTB
Karl Karpin (205-C-0) plays for Joventut in Spanish Liga Endesa
Kristjan Kitsing (205-F-90) plays for Bakken in Danish Ligaen
Jaan Puidet (191-G/F-92) plays for KFUM Jamtland in Swedish Basketligan
Kregor Hermet (204-PF-97) plays for Lleida Basquet in Spanish LEB Gold
Robert Valge (192-SF-97) plays for Palencia Baloncesto in Spanish LEB Gold
Erik Dorbek (196-F/G-82) plays for Norths Soul Sports Bears in Australian State League
Kristian Kullamae (190-G-99) plays for Oettinger Rockets Gotha in German ProA
Henri Drell (198-SF-0) plays for Baunach in German ProA

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



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  EUROLEAGUE  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Keith LANGFORD
  Unics
  (193-SG-83)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Langford, Unics21.8 
 2. De-Colo, CS.19.4 
 3. Goudelock, Maccabi .17.3 
 4. Wanamaker, Darussaf.16.5 
 5. Llull, Real Madrid16.4 
 6. Teodosic, CSKA16.2 
 7. Bogdanovic, Fener.14.5 
 8. Larkin, Baskonia13.1 
 9. James, Panathin.13.1 
 10. Clyburn, Darussaf.13.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ekpe UDOH
  Fenerbahce
  (208-F/C-87)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Udoh, Fenerbahce7.6 
 2. Melli, Brose Bask.7.4 
 3. Honeycutt, Anadolu .7.2 
 4. Kuzmic, Crvena Z.7.0 
 5. Voigtmann, Basko.7.0 
 6. Zizic, Darussafaka6.7 
 7. Dorsey, FC Barce.6.3 
 8. Dunston, Anadolu .6.2 
 9. Jankunas, Zalgiris6.1 
 10. Tomic, FC Barce.5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Milos TEODOSIC
  CSKA
  (195-PG-87)
  Avg: 7
 1. Teodosic, CSKA7.0 
 2. Spanoulis, Olympiacos6.1 
 3. Llull, Real Madrid5.9 
 4. Larkin, Baskonia5.7 
 5. Colom, Unics5.7 
 6. Jovic, Crvena Z.5.7 
 7. Guler, Galatasaray5.6 
 8. Heurtel, Anadolu .5.6 
 9. Westermann, Zalgiris5.5 
 10. Calathes, Panathin.5.5 
Steals Per Game
 Charles JENKINS
  Crvena Z.
  (191-SG-89)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Jenkins, Crvena Z.2.1 
 2. Calathes, Panathin.1.5 
 3. Wanamaker, Darussaf.1.5 
 4. Wilbekin, Darussafaka1.4 
 5. Lazic, Crvena Z.1.4 
 6. Larkin, Baskonia1.3 
 7. Guler, Galatasaray1.3 
 8. Hanga, Baskonia1.3 
 9. Jovic, Crvena Z.1.3 
 10. Fernandez, Real M.1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekpe UDOH
  Fenerbahce
  (208-F/C-87)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Udoh, Fenerbahce2.1 
 2. Tyus, Galatasaray1.5 
 3. Pleiss, Galatasaray1.2 
 4. Parakhouski, Unics1.2 
 5. Randolph, Real Madrid1.1 
 6. Dunston, Anadolu .1.1 
 7. Singleton, Panathin.1.0 
 8. Kirk, Anadolu Efes0.9 
 9. Theis, Brose Bask.0.9 
 10. Birch, Olympiacos0.9 


Real Madrid regain lead over Darussafaka - by Eurobasket News

Darussafaka - Real Madrid 81:88

Real Madrid clinched the second victory in the quarterfinal series against Darussafaka. They snatched a tough road win in Turkey tonight. Jaycee Carroll (188-G-83) stepped up with 21 points to pace the visitors.
Real got to a quick start. They went on a 26:17 run in the starting period. The Madrid side stayed in charge throughout the second term. Real Madrid established a 46:33 halftime advantage. Darussafaka shifted the gear in the third term. They sank 25 points but Real managed to keep up as they entered the fourth period up by 12 points 70:58. Darussafaka tried hard to erase the deficit in the final term but could not succeed as Real rallied to an important road win. Gustavo Ayon (207-C/F-85, college: San Jose St.) provided 18 points and 9 boards, while Luka Doncic (201-PG-99) added 13 points for the winners. Ante Zizic (210-F/C-97, agency: BeoBasket) replied with 20 points for Darussafaka. Brad Wanamaker (193-G-89, college: Pittsburgh) tossed in 17 points and issued 9 assists in the loss.

Darussafaka: Ante Zizic 20, Brad Wanamaker 17
Real Madrid: Jaycee Carroll 21, Gustavo Ayon 18, Luka Doncic 13



Anadolu Efes topple Olympiacos in Istanbul - by Eurobasket News

Anadolu Efes - Olympiacos 64:60

Anadolu Efes gained 2-1 lead in the quarterfinal series versus Olympiacos. The Turkish side outgunned their opponents in Istanbul tonight to inch closer to Final Four. Bryant Dunston (203-C-86) provided 16 points and 9 rebounds to lead the hosts.
Olympiacos snatched a narrow 17:14 lead after the opening frame. Anadolu Efes picked up defensive intensity in the second period. They held Olympiacos to just 10 points to take a 33:27 halftime lead. Anadolu Efes maintained the lead throughout the third term. The home team entered the final quarter up by 14 points 51:37. But Olympiacos refused to give in. Vassilis Spanoulis (193-SG-82, agency: BeoBasket) helped the Greek team pull within one late in regulation. Thomas Heurtel (189-G-89, agency: BeoBasket) and Tyler Honeycutt followed with three free throws for the Istanbul team to ice the victory. Thomas Heurtel delivered 13 points, while Derrick Brown (203-F-87, college: Xavier) added 12 points for the hosts. Vassilis Spanoulis responded with 15 points and 7 assists for Olympiacos. Georgios Printezis (204-PF-85, agency: Octagon Europe), Evangelos Mantzaris (196-G-90) and Erick Green (190-PG-91, college: Virginia Tech) had 8 points each in the loss.

Anadolu Efes: Bryant Dunston 16, Thomas Heurtel 13, Derrick Brown 12
Olympiacos: Vassilis Spanoulis 15, Georgios Printezis 8, Evangelos Mantzaris 8, Erick Green 8



David Blatt, the gladiator.. - by Dimitris Katsionis

From know on, no accomplishment of this true mastermind of the benches, named David Blatt , will ever qualify as a surprise. Before the Playoffs I had even highlighted that he brings out his best self when he's in an 'outsider' position. Therefore, after the first week of Playoffs, the man to be getting the 'most exciting hero' title for the first two games in my own ceremony wouldn't be my all-time favorite soloist Bogdan Bogdanovic but Princeton's genius, this deeply spiritual sportsman.

Many times during this week I have exclaimed my admiration for the computerized basketball of the Serbian wing and the perfect accuracy of execution on a defense which (unfortunately) we witnessed a lot; On Friday night, however, I understood that for the way I personally view the sport (and so expressing a clearly personal opinion) nothing is more thrilling than the speed with which Blatt plays the match in his mind, alternates his thoughts and adapts to what's happening, being constantly ahead, preparing with precision the next offense, the next defense.. Watching a complex defense, strictly structured for a particular situation in Real's offense, with specific, short-terms goals, to be lining up by switching from zone to man to man defense in the last seconds is something that encloses all the charm of this (not simple in the least but) complex sport. ld School coaching translated in the basis of contemporary basketball. A Chesterfield sofa and a Francis Scott Fitzgerald book inside a spaceship..

Blatt pulled out from the edge of the bench a dusty Luke Harangody (202-PF-88, college: Notre Dame) (leaving aside Moerman, just 13 in total in two matches) who brings in mind the player Doc Rivers used to have in the starting unit in training, next to the Big-3 to avoid getting one of them injured. The Notre Dame graduate has 9.5 points with 100% in three pointers (5/5) in the first two matches, but his altruism and 'play to the max' character has inspired his teammates. Darussafaka has built its entire tactics within the Small ball context (Clyburn/Anderson often at '4', important in rotation even though Slaughter is not ready, Two-guard units); they also use 1-3-1 (sometimes offensively with traping and sometimes not) as their combat vehicle on defense while synchronizing the trap they are setting against Llull's man to man in the main lane (after the first dribble, precisely at the time of the decision in order to have help in the first step and a hand in the face if his goes up for a three pointer without fearing penetration). Against Blatt's 1-3-1 (Clyburn at the 'head' against Llull, Wanamaker -the player combining running and IQ better than anyone else- as the last player in the baseline for the sprints along the base line) Madrid hasn't reacted properly. They haven't found Short Threes from the corners with Carroll, they are unable to combine passing the ball from side to side and Skip passes to force the zone into constant shifting, they don't use back screens to hit on the back of the defense. At the same time, Blatt is laughing, exchanging High Fives with his assistants in the bench.. Darussafaka withstood the offense from the Madrilenos' heavy artillery when Llull scored 5 three pointers during the third period and remained standing with Wilbekin scoring a huge basket at the end, which is telling of how much he has matured and improved this year.

It goes without saying that the Madrilenos are still the front runners of the competition, but they are now aware that things have changed. Objectively speaking, it is difficult for Darussafaka to beat Madrid three times in a row, but the next match is the key. Coach Laso's team shot 8/15 three pointers on Wednesday but only 9/30 on Friday, which (together with the rebounds) determined the context within the four lines. The third game is a great test for Madrid (they have proved that they can win such matches away from home and this is the reason they are still the front runners) against an opponent with more limited quality depth but very well prepared for war on a tactical and psychological level..




Baskonia could land Janis Timma - by Eurobasket News

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa) is close to sign 25-year old Latvian international small forward Janis Timma (201-102kg-92) who currently plays for Zenit Saint Petersburg in Russia. In 20 VTB games he recorded 13.6ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.6apg and 1.3spg this season. Great year indeed as he was voted to VTB United League All-Star Game. The last season Timma played also at Zenit in Russian league where in 16 Eurocup games he averaged 12.6ppg, 5.4rpg, 3.4apg and 1.3spg. He also played 36 games in VTB United League where he had 14.4ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.6apg and 1.5spg (in top 4). Timma helped them to make it to the semifinals.
In 2013 he was drafted by Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) in second round (60th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Timma won Latvian League championship title for two years in a row (2014 and 2015). He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Forward of the Year in 2016.
Timma has been also a member of Latvian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Latvian senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Timma also represented Latvia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 7.2ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.2apg, FGP: 63.6%, 3PT: 34.4%, FT: 66.7%.
Timma has played also professionally for other Latvian teams like Barons Riga, Ventspils, Liepaja/Triobet, Keizarmezs and DU/Swedbank.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A very athletic forward with a strong body and quick legs. He's a great shooter, with a very quick release. He can create his own shot from off the dribble as well as shoot coming off screens. Defends very well even on bigger opponents thanks to his powerful body, needs to improve in continuity during each game.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bargnani left Baskonia - by Eurobasket News

32-year old Italian international power forward Andrea Bargnani (213-113kg-85) left Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa). In 14 games he had 11.5ppg and 2.5rpg this season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Bargnani also played 15 games in Euroleague where he recorded 8.8ppg and 1.8rpg.
The last season he played at the Nets in NBA. In 46 games he averaged 6.6ppg and 2.1rpg.
In 2006 Bargnani was drafted by Toronto Raptors (NBA) as #1 pick overall.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Europeans Honorable Mention back in 2009, 2012 and 2013.
Bargnani has been also a member of Italian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Italian senior team since 2004 and previously for U18 National Team in 2002.
Bargnani represented Italy at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 14.8ppg, 3.6rpg, FGP: 51.4%, 3PT: 47.6%, FT: 92.3%.
Bargnani has played previously professionally in NBA (New York Knicks) and Italy (Benetton Treviso, Mens Sana 1871 Siena and Roma S.Azzurra).
On Bargnani: Reminds a lot Gregor Fucka, has long legs and arms, loves to play front to the basket; if he will add a reliable outside shot, his future is at 3 position;
Outlook (by NBADraft.TK):
Strengths: Great body and very good athleticism for a player of his size. Very skilled offensive player with a lot of solutions to score: shoots well from any distance, hit the three with good accuracy, can beat his defender off the dribble and finish a fast-break after running the court well. Fluid shooting mechanics. Has a quick release. Can play NBA SF position due to his great ball-handling qualities and very good speed. Smart moves in front of the basket: he likes to start out at the 3pt line, beat his defender with his first step and finish with a one-hand slam. Patient offensively, knows when to make the pass and when to take the shot. On defence he's a good shot-blocker under the basket. Hard worker and determined player.
Weaknesses: Needs to gain some more weight to play PF. Not a very good rebounder despite his height so he has to improve his skills. Does not get good position while rebounding. Is too weak to get good position under the basket. Needs to improve his low post moves. Has to improve his defence on small forwards. He gets beat off the dribble easily by quicker players. Needs to play focused all the time
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By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FINLAND  

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. Brown, Kataja B.17.6 
 6. Hollins, Kauhajoki17.4 
 7. Morris, Lapua16.8 
 8. Bullock, Pyrinto15.8 
 9. Bryant, Kataja B.15.7 
 10. Holsey, Kauhajoki15.7 
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 Vilpas8.5 
 6. Williams, Lapua7.9 
 7. Bullock, Pyrinto7.6 
 8. Nelson, Pyrinto7.6 
 9. Williams, Salon V.7.4 
 10. Edwards, Salon Vilpas7.4 
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.6.2 
 4. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki5.6 
 5. Jalonen, Korihait4.4 
 6. Williams, Lapua4.2 
 7. Appleby, Kouvot4.1 
 8. Staten, Salon Vilpas4.1 
 9. Edwards, Lapua4.1 
 10. Minard, Pyrinto3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Daniel MULLINGS
  Kataja B.
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Mullings, Kataja B.2.2 
 2. Pratt, KTP Basket2.2 
 3. Hollins, Kauhajoki1.9 
 4. Horne, Kouvot1.9 
 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.1.8 
 3. Van, Korihait1.1 
 4. Judge, Pyrinto1.1 
 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 


Petteri Koponen selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Petteri Koponen
Petteri Koponen
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Petteri Koponen (194-88, currently plays in Spain). He led FC Barcelona to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Unicaja Malaga (17-10) 89-70 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game. Koponen scored 11 points in 24 minutes on the court. FC Barcelona Lassa (19-9) is placed fifth in the Liga Endesa. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Koponen's first season with the team. This year he averages: 9.0ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.3apg, 2FGP: 51.1%, 3FGP: 35.9% and FT: 90.9%(40-44) in 24 games he played so far. Ex-Honka Espoo Playboys player is currently a member of the Finnish senior national team.

Sasu Salin
Sasu Salin
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Sasu Salin (191-91, currently plays in Spain). Salin contributed to an easy victory against the league leader Movil Estudiantes (3-0) 104-86 in the Spanish Liga Endesa last Sunday. He scored 7 points. Herbalife Gran Canaria (19-10) is placed sixth in the Liga Endesa. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Salin's overall stats this season are: 6.8ppg, 2.1rpg, 3FGP: 34.7% and FT: 78.4%. He is in the roster of the Finnish senior national team.

Shawn Huff
Shawn Huff
   #3. The Finnish player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced international small forward Shawn Huff (198-84, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in Germany). Huff could not help Deutsche Bank Skyliners (13-18) in their last game. Despite his good performance Deutsche Bank Skyliners lost 84-91 on the road to the leading ratiopharm Ulm. Huff scored 11 points in 27 minutes. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is quite important. Huff has relatively good stats this year: 11.2ppg, 3.0rpg, 2FGP: 57.1%(24-42), 3FGP: 41.1% and FT: 73.9% in 12 games. He is also a member of the Finnish senior national team.

Alexander Madsen
Alexander Madsen
   #4. Power forward Alexander Madsen (207-95, currently plays in Czech Republic) was not able to help USK Praha in their game against BK Opava (16-16) in the Czech Republic NBL. Despite his very good performance in Tuesday night's game Madsen was the top scorer with 15 points. He also added 6 rebounds. This season Madsen has relatively solid stats: 10.2ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.8apg and 1.3bpg. He is also Finnish national team player.

Roope Ahonen
Roope Ahonen
   #5. International guard Roope Ahonen (186-90, agency: Octagon Europe, currently plays in Greece) was not able to secure a victory for one of league's weakest teams Kolossos HH (13-13) in their game against AGOR (13-13) in the Greek A1, despite his good performance last Wednesday. Ahonen scored 10 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 26 minutes. But Kolossos HH lost 55-69 in Rethymno to the higher-ranked (#6) AGOR. It was Kolossos HH's third consecutive loss in a row. This year Ahonen's overall stats are: 7.3ppg, 1.9rpg and 2.1apg in 29 games. He plays currently for the Finnish national team.

Erik Murphy
Erik Murphy
   #6. Power forward Erik Murphy (208-90, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Florida, currently plays in France) managed to help Strasbourg IG to win against the 14th-ranked Hyeres-Toulon (10-19) 78-68 in the French ProA on Tuesday night. Murphy scored only 4 points. Strasbourg IG (20-9) is placed third in the ProA. It was his team's tenth consecutive victory in a row. Murphy's total stats this season are: 8.5ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.2apg. He is a naturalized American. Murphy is an international player who is currently on the senior Finnish National Team roster. Strangely he has never played in Finland.

Matti Nuutinen
Matti Nuutinen
   #7. International forward Matti Nuutinen (202-90, agency: Blacktop Management, currently plays in France) led Chorale de Roanne to a 3-point victory against the closely-ranked Aix-Maurienne (11-18) 79-76 in the French ProB (second division) in Tuesday night's game. Nuutinen scored 11 points in 26 minutes. Chorale de Roanne Basket (13-16) is placed 13th in the ProB. This year Nuutinen's total stats are: 6.9ppg and 2.7rpg in 27 games. He is also Finnish national team player.

Antti Kanervo
Antti Kanervo
   #8. Shooting guard Antti Kanervo (192-89, also represented by Blacktop Management, currently plays in France) is a teammate of previously mentioned Matti Nuutinen. But that was another game of his team in French ProB which we would like to mention. Kanervo couldn't help one of league's weakest teams one of league's weakest teams Chorale de Roanne (13-16) in their game against SPO Rouen (14-15). Despite his good performance last Friday He scored 11 points. Kanervo has averaged so far 9.2ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.4apg. He plays currently for the Finnish national team.

Jamar Wilson
Jamar Wilson
   #9. International point guard Jamar Wilson (185-84, college: Albany, currently plays in Spain) faced previously mentioned Sasu Salin in the Spanish Liga Endesa last game. Wilson couldn't help Movil Estudiantes (3-0) in their game against Gran Canaria (19-10). He cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. Wilson scored only 2 points in 15 minutes. The league leader Movil Estudiantes was badly defeated 104-86 in Las Palmas by the lower-ranked (#6) Gran Canaria. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Wilson has averaged so far 7.9ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.5apg in 27 games. He is a naturalized American. Wilson is also in the roster of the Finnish national team. He used to play for Honka Espoo Playboys in Finnish league.



Korisliiga Round 5 of Semi-Finals. Kataja reach Finals - by Eurobasket News

Kataja Basket - Helsinki Seagulls 91-71

Kataja Basket fired past Helsinki Seagulls to secure Korisliiga Finals birth. The game was mostly controlled by Joensuun Kataja. Helsinki Seagulls managed to win fourth quarter 19-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Joensuun Kataja looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was American swingman Jarekious Bradley (196-90, college: SE Missouri St., agency: Diamond Sports) who scored 26 points and 8 rebounds. The former international point guard Teemu Rannikko (189-80) chipped in a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 assists. The former international point guard Antto Nikkarinen (185-91, agency: Blacktop Management) produced 10 points and 7 assists and American swingman Raymond Cowels-III (193-90, college: Santa Clara) added 16 points respectively for the guests. Five Joensuun Kataja and four Helsinki Seagulls players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Kataja Basket: J.Bradley 26+8reb+1ast, T.Rannikko 18+3reb+10ast, R.Brown 13+8reb+3ast, D.Mullings 10+4reb+3ast, I.Seppala 10+1reb+1ast, T.Huolila 6+3reb+1ast
Helsinki Seagulls: R.Cowels III 16+3reb+2ast, G.Lee 13+7reb, J.Conley 11+5reb+3ast, A.Nikkarinen 10+4reb+7ast, C.Lindbom 8+4reb+1ast, D.Upson 4+4reb
gschID: 545129


Salon Vilpas - Kauhajoki 98-60

Salon Vilpas outgunned Kauhajoki to take 3-2 lead in the series. The game without a history. Salon Vilpas led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Kauhajoen Karhu's 32. They outrebounded Kauhajoen Karhu 52-32 including a 38-27 advantage in defensive rebounds. Kauhajoen Karhu was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Al'Lonzo Coleman (201-89, college: Presbyterian) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 15 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Desmond Williams (199-91, college: S.Connecticut) contributed with 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Five Salon Vilpas players scored in double figures. The former international power forward Samuli Vanttaja (210-91) answered with 12 points and 5 rebounds and American swingman Austin Hollins (195-91, college: Minnesota) added 10 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Kauhajoen Karhu. 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:
Salon Vilpas: A.Coleman 18+15reb, D.Williams 17+8reb+2ast, B.Edwards 12+10reb+2ast, J.Staten 12+3reb+6ast, M.Pounds 11+4reb+3ast, M.Ojala 8+4reb
Kauhajoki: S.Vanttaja 12+5reb, A.Hollins 10+5reb+1ast, T.Unruh 8+5reb+2ast, D.Washington 8+3reb, B.Sarcevic 8+1reb+4ast, J.Lehtoranta 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 545128





Korisliiga Round 6 of Semi-Finals. Kauhajoki force decider versus Salon Vilpas - by Eurobasket News

Kauhajoki - Salon Vilpas 88-77

Kauhajoki held off Salon Vilpas to force the decisive seventh game in the semifinal series. The game was mostly controlled by Kauhajoen Karhu. Salon Vilpas managed to win third quarter 16-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Kauhajoen Karhu won last quarter 30-20. They made 28-of-35 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game, while Salon Vilpas only scored six points from the stripe. Kauhajoen Karhu looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Salon Vilpas' players. 26 personal fouls committed by Salon Vilpas helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American forward DeVaughn Washington (202-89, college: Ohio, agency: Mansfield and Associates) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists. The other American import forward Devonne Giles (203-83, college: Texas Tech) chipped in 23 points and 9 rebounds. Four Kauhajoen Karhu players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Juwan Staten (185-92, college: W.Virginia) who recorded 18 points and 4 assists and international Juho Nenonen (202-87, agency: Blacktop Management) added 15 points respectively.
Top scorers:
Kauhajoki: D.Giles 23+9reb, D.Washington 15+10reb+7ast, B.Sarcevic 13+6reb+3ast, S.Vanttaja 12+2reb+1ast, T.Unruh 11+9reb+3ast, A.Hollins 8+6reb+3ast
Salon Vilpas: J.Staten 18+2reb+4ast, J.Nenonen 15+4reb, O.Jarvi 11+1reb, A.Coleman 8+8reb, M.Koivisto 8+4reb+1ast, M.Ojala 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 545130





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  FRANCE  

Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Cameron CLARK
  Chalon
  (201-G/F-91)
  Avg: 18.6
 1. Clark, Chalon18.6 
 2. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.8 
 3. Gibson, Gravelines16.8 
 4. Cobbs, Gravelines16.8 
 5. Roberson, Chalon16.1 
 6. Prepelic, Limoges15.7 
 7. Rush, Nancy15.3 
 8. Dorsey, Le Portel14.8 
 9. Young, Chalons-.14.7 
 10. Warren, Nanterre14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 9
 1. Fall, Chalon9.0 
 2. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.8.8 
 3. Solomon, Gravelines8.5 
 4. Poirier, Paris-Le.7.8 
 5. Lessort, Nanterre7.4 
 6. Hunt, Nancy7.3 
 7. Donaldson, Le Po.7.3 
 8. Hassell, Le Portel7.1 
 9. Yeguete, Le Mans6.9 
 10. Watkins, AS.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.10.7 
 2. Roberson, Chalon7.3 
 3. Holston, Dijon6.1 
 4. Hodge, AS.5.7 
 5. Cobbs, Gravelines5.7 
 6. Campbell, Paris-Le.5.2 
 7. Bost, Monaco5.2 
 8. Eito, Orleans4.4 
 9. Payne, Chalons-.4.4 
 10. Dorsey, Le Portel4.3 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.3 
 2. Holston, Dijon2.0 
 3. Payne, Chalons-.1.8 
 4. Wood, Limoges1.8 
 5. Eito, Orleans1.7 
 6. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 7. Lacombe, Stras.1.5 
 8. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.5 
 9. Henry, Gravelines1.4 
 10. Dorsey, Le Portel1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Fall, Chalon2.5 
 2. Fofana, Monaco1.4 
 3. Uter, AS.1.1 
 4. Trasolini, Nancy1.0 
 5. Otule, Antibes1.0 
 6. Cain, Chalons-Reims1.0 
 7. Lessort, Nanterre0.9 
 8. Hassell, Le Portel0.9 
 9. Sane, Paris-Levallois0.9 
 10. Poirier, Paris-Le.0.8 


Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Zachery PEACOCK
  Bourg
  (203-C-87)
  Avg: 17.8
 1. Peacock, Bourg17.8 
 2. Williams, Boulazac17.3 
 3. Hermannsson, Charlevi.17.1 
 4. Jones, Lille17.1 
 5. Burton, Roanne17.0 
 6. Henry, Evreux16.8 
 7. Ware, Vichy C.15.6 
 8. Fairell, Rouen14.9 
 9. Rozenfeld, Roanne14.8 
 10. Bigote, Nantes14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mohamed KONE
  Charleville
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Kone, Charleville9.5 
 2. Odiakosa, Le Havre9.5 
 3. Ndoye, Bourg9.4 
 4. Burton, Roanne8.8 
 5. Ekperigin, Nantes8.0 
 6. Traore, Lille7.6 
 7. Rhoomes, St Qu.7.4 
 8. Morin, Le Havre7.3 
 9. Diame, Blois7.3 
 10. Fairell, Rouen7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jay THREATT
  Poitiers
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Threatt, Poitiers7.3 
 2. King, Le Havre6.3 
 3. Ware, Vichy C.6.0 
 4. Turner, Blois5.9 
 5. Rigaux, Maurienne5.9 
 6. Hermannsson, Charlevi.5.6 
 7. Henry, Evreux5.4 
 8. Sim, Bourg5.3 
 9. Duren, Boulogne5.2 
 10. Mitchell, Nantes5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Joe BURTON
  Roanne
  (201-F-90)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Burton, Roanne2.6 
 2. Henry, Evreux2.5 
 3. Threatt, Poitiers2.4 
 4. Denave, Vichy C.2.0 
 5. Turner, Blois1.9 
 6. Rigaux, Maurienne1.9 
 7. Fouse, Charleville1.8 
 8. Mitchell, Nantes1.8 
 9. Maille, Provence.1.8 
 10. Moendadze, Boulo.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Yannis MORIN
  Le Havre
  (208-C/F-93)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Morin, Le Havre1.8 
 2. Fall, Poitiers1.5 
 3. Ndoye, Bourg1.3 
 4. Paumier, Boulogne1.2 
 5. Rinna, St Chamond1.1 
 6. Jones, Lille1.1 
 7. Traore, Lille1.0 
 8. MBida, Lille1.0 
 9. Kone, Charleville0.9 
 10. Boateng, Blois0.9 


St Chamond tabs J.K. Edwards - by Eurobasket News

Saint Chamond Basket Valle du Gier (ProB) inked experienced 35-year old American ex-international power forward J.K. Edwards (202-113kg-82, college: UNLV). He played recently at Pau-Lacq-Orthez (ProA), but left the team last month. In 18 games he averaged 5.6ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.4apg this season. ProB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Edwards also played 9 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 4.7ppg, 3.2rpg and 2.0apg. The last season he played also at Pau Lacq Orthez (also in ProA). In 36 games he recorded 6.1ppg, 5.3rpg and 2.2apg.
Among other achievements Edwards' team made it to the French La Semaine des AS Cup final in 2012 and 2015. He was selected to French ProA All-Star Game back in 2014. Edwards was a member of USA Senior National Team back in 2001.
He has played previously professionally also in Ukraine (BC Donetsk) and France (Limoges CSP Elite, Cholet Basket, Gravelines Dunkerque, STB Le Havre and Quimper UJAP).
Edwards is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at St Chamond.
Edwards attended University of Nevada - Las Vegas until 2004 and it is his 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season in pro basketball.

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ProB Round 29: Charleville-Mezieres lose to Boulazac Basket - by Eurobasket News

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

The game between third ranked Charleville-Mezieres (16-13) and sixth ranked Boulazac Basket (16-13) was the most important one in the last round on Tuesday night. Charleville-Mezieres was defeated by Boulazac Basket in a tough game in Boulazac 76-85. Charleville-Mezieres trailed by 15 points after 3 quarters before a 21-15 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 76-85 at the end of the game. Boulazac Basket forced 23 Charleville-Mezieres turnovers. Nigerian Chamberlain Oguchi (196-86, college: Illinois St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 29 points and 4 steals. American power forward Jarvis Williams (198-93, college: Murray St.) contributed with 18 points and 6 steals (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!) for the winners. Icelandic guard Martin Hermannsson (190-94, college: LIU Brooklyn) answered with 22 points, 5 assists and 6 steals for Charleville-Mezieres. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Boulazac Basket moved-up to third place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Charleville-Mezieres. Boulazac Basket is looking forward to face SO Maritime Boulogne (#15) in Boulogne-sur-Mer in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Charleville-Mezieres will play at home against ALM Evreux (#8) and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Provence Basket (19-10) against eighth ranked Poitiers (16-13) on Tuesday night. Visiting Provence Basket was defeated by Poitiers in Poitiers 64-52. American point guard Jay Threatt (180-89, college: Delaware St.) stepped up and scored 9 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists for the winners and Mickael Var chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds. Bahamas forward Jaraun Burrows (203-85, college: IPFW) responded with 16 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Poitiers moved-up to third place, which they share with 5 other teams. Provence Basket at the other side keeps the second position with ten games lost. Poitiers will play against league's leader JL Bourg on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Provence Basket will play against Saint Chamond and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked JA Vichy managed to get a eleventh victory on Tuesday night. This time they won against ninth-ranked STB Le Havre 89-80. Dustin Ware nailed 19 points, 8 assists and 5 steals for the winning side. Dinma Odiakosa came up with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds for STB Le Havre in the defeat. JA Vichy (11-18) moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. STB Le Havre lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with 15 games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. JA Vichy will meet Aix-Maurienne (#16) in the next round. STB Le Havre will play against Denain Voltaire (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
ProB top team - JL Bourg (21-8) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat fourteenth ranked Saint-Quentin (12-17) 83-67. The best player for the winners was Youssou Ndoye who had a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. JL Bourg have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 21-8 record. Saint-Quentin at the other side keeps the fourteenth position with 17 games lost. JL Bourg's next round opponent will be Poitiers (#7) at home which should be theoretically an easy game. Saint-Quentin will play against SPO Rouen (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Boulazac was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked ADA Blois (16-13) played at the court of 6th ranked Boulazac Basket (16-13). ADA Blois did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 75-56 on Friday. Florent Tortosa orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. ADA Blois moved-up to third place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Boulazac Basket. ADA Blois will face Nantes (#9) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Boulazac Basket will play against SO Maritime Boulogne (#15) in Boulogne-sur-Mer and hope to win that game.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 29: Blois was smashed by St Chamond on the road 79-55. Roanne won against Maurienne on its own court 79-76. Rouen unfortunately lost to Nantes in a road game 66-78. Lille recorded a loss to Boulogne at home 64-76. Denain was defeated by Evreux on the opponent's court 72-86. Rouen beat Roanne in a home game 94-82.

Boulazac - Charleville 85-76

The game between third ranked Charleville-Mezieres (16-13) and sixth ranked Boulazac Basket (16-13) was the most important one in the last round on Tuesday night. Charleville-Mezieres was defeated by Boulazac Basket in a tough game in Boulazac 76-85. Charleville-Mezieres trailed by 15 points after 3 quarters before a 21-15 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 76-85 at the end of the game. Boulazac Basket forced 23 Charleville-Mezieres turnovers. Nigerian Chamberlain Oguchi (196-86, college: Illinois St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 29 points and 4 steals. American power forward Jarvis Williams (198-93, college: Murray St.) contributed with 18 points and 6 steals (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!) for the winners. Four Boulazac Basket players scored in double figures. Icelandic guard Martin Hermannsson (190-94, college: LIU Brooklyn) answered with 22 points, 5 assists and 6 steals and American Wilbert Brown (200-84, college: Niagara) added 16 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Charleville-Mezieres. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Boulazac Basket moved-up to third place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Charleville-Mezieres. Boulazac Basket is looking forward to face SO Maritime Boulogne (#15) in Boulogne-sur-Mer in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Charleville-Mezieres will play at home against ALM Evreux (#8) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Charleville: M.Hermannsson 22+1reb+5ast, W.Brown 16+5reb+2ast, J.Fouse 9+4reb+2ast, S.Buterlevicius 8+3reb, M.Kone 6+6reb+1ast, D.Bouquet 5+1reb
Boulazac: C.Oguchi 29+1reb+3ast, J.Williams 18+2reb+1ast, T.Gipson 12+5reb+1ast, M.Zianveni 11+6reb+2ast, A.Tanghe 6+3reb+2ast, T.Sapp 5+1ast
gschID: 484523


Vichy Clermont - Le Havre 89-80

Bottom-ranked JA Vichy managed to get a eleventh victory on Tuesday night. This time they won against ninth-ranked STB Le Havre 89-80. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But STB Le Havre won third quarter 23-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. JA Vichy forced 20 STB Le Havre turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American point guard Dustin Ware (183-90, college: Georgia) nailed 19 points, 8 assists and 5 steals for the winning side and power forward Charles-Henri Bronchard (200-82, agency: Court Side) accounted for 17 points. Four JA Vichy players scored in double figures. Nigerian power forward Dinma Odiakosa (203-85, college: Illinois St., agency: Inception Sports) came up with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds and Jamaican-British forward Ryan Martin (206-91, college: Tenn Tech) added 25 points respectively for STB Le Havre in the defeat. JA Vichy (11-18) moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. STB Le Havre lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with 15 games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. JA Vichy will meet Aix-Maurienne (#16) in the next round. STB Le Havre will play against Denain Voltaire (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Le Havre: R.Martin 25+3reb, D.Odiakosa 22+12reb+1ast, B.King 12+4reb+9ast, G.Denis 7+1reb+1ast, J.Greene 5+1reb+2ast, S.Njoya 4+3reb+2ast
Vichy Clermont: D.Ware 19+4reb+8ast, C.Bronchard 17+4reb+2ast, J.Cole 16+5reb, C.Ona-Embo 11+3ast, G.Lessort 8+4reb, D.Denave 7+5reb+5ast
gschID: 484531


St Chamond - Blois 79-55

There was a surprise result when seventeenth ranked Saint Chamond (11-18) crushed at home 4th placed ADA Blois (16-13) 79-55 on Tuesday. The game without a history. Saint Chamond led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. American guard BA Walker (184-84, college: VCU, agency: Inception Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 7 assists. Naturalized Ivorian swingman Guy-Landry Edi (202-88, college: Gonzaga, agency: Promotex) contributed with 14 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Saint Chamond players scored in double figures. American Lamayn Wilson (203-80, college: Troy) answered with 13 points and 7 rebounds and British-Ghanian center Eric Boateng (208-85, college: Arizona St.) added 11 points in the effort for ADA Blois. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Saint Chamond moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser ADA Blois dropped to the third position with 13 games lost. Saint Chamond will face league's second-placed Provence Basket in Fos-sur-Mer in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. ADA Blois will play at home against Nantes and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Blois: L.Wilson 13+7reb+2ast, E.Boateng 11+4reb+1ast, M.Diame 7+8reb, F.Thibedore 7+6reb+1ast, B.Monclar 7+4reb+1ast, F.Tortosa 6+3reb+2ast
St Chamond: B.Walker 19+2reb+7ast, G.Landry Edi 14+6reb+1ast, J.Rinna 10+6reb+1ast, J.Hoyaux 10+4reb+3ast, J.Edwards 6+6reb+2ast, S.Gombauld 6+8reb+1ast
gschID: 484530


St Quentin - Bourg 67-83

ProB top team - JL Bourg (21-8) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat fourteenth ranked Saint-Quentin (12-17) 83-67. The game was mostly controlled by JL Bourg. Saint-Quentin was better in fourth quarter 28-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. JL Bourg dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Saint-Quentin's 30. The best player for the winners was Senegalese center Youssou Ndoye (213-91, college: St.Bonaventure) who had a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). American center Zachery Peacock (203-87, college: Georgia Tech) chipped in 16 points and 5 rebounds. American-Kenyan forward Robert Nyakundi (203-89, college: SMU) produced 18 points and swingman Pierre-Etienne Drouault (196-90) added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Four Saint-Quentin players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. JL Bourg have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 21-8 record. Saint-Quentin at the other side keeps the fourteenth position with 17 games lost. JL Bourg's next round opponent will be Poitiers (#7) at home which should be theoretically an easy game. Saint-Quentin will play against SPO Rouen (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
St Quentin: R.Nyakundi 18+4reb+2ast, J.Robinson 14+1reb+2ast, P.Drouault 12+5reb+1ast, M.Buval 11+4reb+2ast, E.Maraux 3+3ast, D.Williams 3+2reb+1ast
Bourg: Y.Ndoye 21+11reb+2ast, Z.Peacock 16+5reb+2ast, M.Houmounou 14+2reb+3ast, G.Sim 9+4reb+3ast, P.Pelos 9+4reb+1ast, T.Kyzlink 7+2reb+3ast
gschID: 484529


Roanne - Maurienne 79-76

Rather expected game when 15th ranked Aix-Maurienne (11-18) was edged on the road by thirteenth ranked Chorale de Roanne (13-16) 79-76 on Tuesday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 25-15. But Aix-Maurienne won third quarter 23-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Chorale de Roanne won last quarter 22-20. American guard Roberto Nelson (190-91, college: Oregon St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 13 points and 5 assists. Point guard Arthur Rozenfeld (178-95) contributed with 14 points for the winners. Chorale de Roanne's coach Laurent Pluvy used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Gambian forward Moses Sonko (196-83, college: Co.Carolina, agency: HMS) answered with 23 points and 7 rebounds and naturalized Algerian Karim Atamna (196-80) added 12 points in the effort for Aix-Maurienne. Five Chorale de Roanne and four Aix-Maurienne players scored in double figures. Chorale de Roanne maintains thirteenth place with 13-16 record. Loser Aix-Maurienne keeps the fifteenth position with 18 games lost. Chorale de Roanne will face higher ranked Lille Metropole (#6) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Aix-Maurienne will play against JA Vichy (#18) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Maurienne: M.Sonko 23+7reb, K.Atamna 12+3reb+3ast, P.Dambrauskas 10+1reb+2ast, A.Williamson 10+5reb+1ast, G.Noel 7+2reb+3ast, R.Rice 7+5reb+1ast
Roanne: A.Gavrilovic 15+4reb, A.Rozenfeld 14+3reb+2ast, R.Nelson 13+2reb+5ast, M.Nuutinen 11+2reb+2ast, J.Burton 10+6reb, T.Ville 7+3reb+3ast
gschID: 484528


Poitiers - Provence Basket 64-52

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Provence Basket (19-10) against eighth ranked Poitiers (16-13) on Tuesday night. Visiting Provence Basket was defeated by Poitiers in Poitiers 64-52. The game was mostly controlled by Poitiers. Provence Basket was better in third quarter 16-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Poitiers players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. American point guard Jay Threatt (180-89, college: Delaware St.) stepped up and scored 9 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists for the winners and power forward Mickael Var (205-90) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds. Bahamas forward Jaraun Burrows (203-85, college: IPFW) responded with 16 points and 8 rebounds and American swingman Aaron Broussard (195-90, college: Seattle) scored 10 points. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Poitiers moved-up to third place, which they share with 5 other teams. Provence Basket at the other side keeps the second position with ten games lost. Poitiers will play against league's leader JL Bourg on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Provence Basket will play against Saint Chamond and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Provence Basket: J.Burrows 16+8reb+3ast, B.Waldow 11+4reb, A.Broussard 10+2reb+3ast, M.Dia 8+4reb, D.Obasohan 4+3reb+2ast, X.Gaillou 3+1reb+4ast
Poitiers: M.Var 19+5reb+1ast, Y.Fall 10+6reb+1ast, J.Threatt 9+6reb+10ast, P.Guillard 8+8reb+2ast, D.Reed 8+1reb, S.Omar Doumbouya 6+4reb
gschID: 484527


Nantes - Rouen 78-66

There was a small surprise when twelfth ranked Nantes (14-15) won against at home 10th ranked SPO Rouen (14-15) 78-66 on Tuesday. Nantes shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 52.0 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American Christopher McKnight (201-87, college: Akron, agency: Octagon Europe) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 6 rebounds. Latvian Rihards Kuksiks (197-88, college: Arizona St., agency: HMS) contributed with 19 points for the winners. American-Bahamas forward Jonathan Fairell (201-93, college: Murray St., agency: Duran International) answered with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds and Icelandic Haukur Palsson (197-92, college: Maryland) added 11 points in the effort for SPO Rouen. Nantes moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated SPO Rouen. Nantes will face higher ranked ADA Blois (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Rouen: J.Fairell 25+12reb+1ast, H.Palsson 11+2reb+3ast, J.Woodard 8+1reb, G.Curier 8+3reb, S.Ho You Fat 6+1reb, C.Ponsar 4+3reb+1ast
Nantes: C.McKnight 22+6reb+3ast, R.Kuksiks 19+3reb+1ast, V.Fofana 9+1reb+4ast, L.Ekperigin 9+10reb+1ast, A.Desespringalle 8+2reb+2ast, K.Mitchell 5+1reb+3ast
gschID: 484526


Lille - Boulogne 64-76

There was an upset when higher ranked Lille Metropole (16-13) lost at home to sixteenth ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (11-18) 76-64 on Tuesday. The game was mostly controlled by SO Maritime Boulogne. Lille Metropole was better in second period 20-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Lille Metropole 43-31 including 31 on the defensive glass. American guard Teddy Gipson (191-80, college: Arkansas) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. Point guard Alexandre Moisy (175-95) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Naturalized Burkinabe Jean-Victor Traore (204-85) answered with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists and Bulgarian Pavel Marinov (199-88, agency: Interperformances) added 15 points and 6 assists in the effort for Lille Metropole. SO Maritime Boulogne moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Lille Metropole lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the third position with 13 games lost. SO Maritime Boulogne will face higher ranked Boulazac Basket (#5) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Lille Metropole will play against Chorale de Roanne and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Lille: J.Traore 17+7reb+11ast, P.Marinov 15+3reb+6ast, D.Burton 9+2reb, N.Taccoen 7+2reb, L.Asceric 7+2reb+4ast, B.Pamba-Juille 5+1reb+1ast
Boulogne: T.Gipson 17+10reb+2ast, A.Moisy 16+3reb+1ast, A.Michel Jean-Baptiste 11+5reb+1ast, W.de Jong 9+4reb+1ast, G.Jordan 7+9reb+4ast, K.Moendadze 7+5reb+1ast
gschID: 484525


Evreux - Denain 86-72

Everything went according to plan when seventh ranked ALM Evreux (16-13) defeated at home 11th ranked Denain Voltaire (14-15) 86-72 on Tuesday. ALM Evreux made 20-of-25 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. American point guard Corin Henry (178-88, college: Tarleton St., agency: Octagon Europe) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals. Naturalized Ivorian forward Remi Dibo (201-91, college: W.Virginia, agency: Octagon Europe) contributed with 12 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four ALM Evreux players scored in double figures. Naturalized American guard Terry Tarpey (196-94, college: William & Mary) answered with 16 points and power forward Jerome Cazenobe (203-89) added 16 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) in the effort for Denain Voltaire. Denain Voltaire's coach rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. ALM Evreux moved-up to third place, which they share with 5 other teams. Loser Denain Voltaire dropped to the ninth position with 15 games lost. ALM Evreux will face Charleville-Mezieres (#4) on the road in the next round. Denain Voltaire will play against STB Le Havre (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Denain: J.Cazenobe 16+1reb+2ast, T.Tarpey 16+1reb+3ast, K.Harley 9+3reb, P.Poupet 8+3reb+4ast, Y.Smock 7+1reb+1ast, C.Abouo 7+4reb+3ast
Evreux: C.Henry 20+7reb+5ast, C.Walker 13+6reb+1ast, L.Kante 13+2reb+4ast, R.Dibo 12+5reb+3ast, B.Pinault 9+1reb+1ast, P.Beye 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 484524


Rouen - Roanne 94-82

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both tenth ranked SPO Rouen and 13th ranked Chorale de Roanne had identical 13-15 record. This time SPO Rouen used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Roanne 94-82 on Friday night. The game was mostly controlled by SPO Rouen. Chorale de Roanne was better in third quarter 23-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. SPO Rouen looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. American point guard Derrick Colter (180-94, college: Duquesne, agency: Inception Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 7 assists. Swingman Gaylor Curier (197-92) contributed with 16 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Point guard Arthur Rozenfeld (178-95) answered with 18 points and 5 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) and American forward Joe Burton (201-90, college: Oregon St.) added 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Chorale de Roanne. Five SPO Rouen and four Chorale de Roanne players scored in double figures. SPO Rouen have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Chorale de Roanne keeps the thirteenth position with 16 games lost. SPO Rouen will face Saint-Quentin (#14) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Chorale de Roanne will play against Lille Metropole and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Roanne: A.Rozenfeld 18+2reb+5ast, A.Gavrilovic 13+4reb+1ast, J.Burton 13+8reb+4ast, R.Nelson 13+3reb+2ast, A.Kanervo 11, T.Ville 6+2ast
Rouen: C.Ponsar 18+5reb+1ast, G.Curier 16+6reb+2ast, D.Colter 16+2reb+7ast, J.Woodard 15+5reb+1ast, H.Palsson 13+2reb+6ast, S.Ho You Fat 8+1reb+2ast
gschID: 543697


Round 27
Boulazac - Blois 56-75

The game in Boulazac was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked ADA Blois (16-13) played at the court of 6th ranked Boulazac Basket (16-13). ADA Blois did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 75-56 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by ADA Blois. Boulazac Basket was better in fourth quarter 18-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Boulazac Basket 39-25 including 27 on the defensive glass. Florent Tortosa (198-89) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 5 rebounds. Benjamin Monclar (191-88) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Four ADA Blois players scored in double figures. Power forward Alexis Tanghe (207-90) answered with 15 points and 5 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots) and swingman Stephan Gauthier (192-95) added 11 points in the effort for Boulazac Basket. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. ADA Blois moved-up to third place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Boulazac Basket. ADA Blois will face Nantes (#9) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Boulazac Basket will play against SO Maritime Boulogne (#15) in Boulogne-sur-Mer and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Boulazac: A.Tanghe 15+5reb+1ast, S.Gauthier 11+3reb+2ast, C.Oguchi 8+3reb, J.Williams 6+2reb, A.Salmon 5+2reb, M.Zianveni 4+4reb
Blois: B.Monclar 18+2reb+3ast, F.Tortosa 17+5reb+2ast, L.Wilson 12+6reb+1ast, F.Turner 10+7reb+6ast, M.Diame 9+10reb, E.Boateng 3+3reb
gschID: 543887





Talib Zanna left Nanterre - by Eurobasket News

27-year old Nigerian forward Talib Zanna (206-104kg-90, college: Pittsburgh, agency: Three Eye Sports) left JSF Nanterre (ProA). In 25 games he had 7.8ppg and 3.6rpg this season. He helped them to win the cup. Zanna also played 19 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 6.2ppg and 3.4rpg.
The last season he was tested by the Thunder in NBA.
Zanna was voted ACC All-Tournament 1st Team back in 2014 at his college time.
Zanna has played also professionally in D-League (Oklahoma City Blue).
He attended University of Pittsburgh until 2014 and it is his third season as a professional player.
Zanna could be described: An young man who plays a physical game. He likes to put the ball on the floor when on the perimeter and explode to the basket. He can play the five position too, and this allows him to easily beat a slower opponent. He' s and hard worker, a tough and relentless player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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

28-year old point guard Corin Henry (178-PG-88, agency: Octagon Europe) had a great game in the last round for Evreux and receives a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 29.
He had the game-high 20 points adding seven rebounds and five assists for Evreux in his team's victory, helping them to beat Denain (#11, 14-15) 86-72. Thanks to this victory Evreux moved-up to the 8th position in French ProB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Evreux will need more victories to improve their 16-13 record. In the team's last game Henry had a remarkable 57.1% from 2-point range. He turned to be Evreux's top player in his first season with the team. Tarleton State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Henry is in league's top in points (6th best: 16.8ppg), assists (7th best: 5.4apg) and averages solid 2.5spg and 51.4% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Jonathan Fairell (201-F-93, agency: Duran International) of Rouen. He is American-Bahamas forward in his first season at Rouen. In the last game Fairell recorded impressive double-double of 25 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as Rouen lost that game 66-78 to the higher-ranked Nantes (14-15). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Rouen dropped in the standings to 12th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 14-15 record. Fairell is a newcomer at Rouen and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 14.9ppg (#8). He also registered 7.0 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Jean-Victor Traore (204-PF-85) of Lille (#6). Traore showcased his all-around game by recording 17 points, seven rebounds and eleven assists (!!!) in the last round. Despite Traore's great performance Lille lost 64-76 to the lower-ranked Boulogne (#15, 11-18). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Lille needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 16 victories and 13 lost games. Traore has a great season in France. After 29 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.6rpg (6th best). Jean-Victor Traore has also French passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dinma Odiakosa (203-C/F-85) of Le Havre - 22 points and 12 rebounds
5. Dustin Ware (183-PG-90) of Vichy Clermont - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists
6. Youssou Ndoye (213-C-91) of Bourg - 21 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Jaraun Burrows (203-F-85) of Provence Basket - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Derrick Colter (180-PG-94) of Rouen - 16 points, 2 rebounds and 7 assists
9. Martin Hermannsson (190-G-94) of Charleville - 22 points and 5 assists
10. Chamberlain Oguchi (196-SG-86) of Boulazac - 29 points and 3 assists

The Player of the week is choosen 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)



Rodrigue Beaubois selected the top French playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Rodrigue Beaubois
Rodrigue Beaubois
   #1. This week's number one is an international guard Rodrigue Beaubois (185-88, currently plays in Euroleague). He could not help Baskonia (17-13) in their last game. Despite Beaubois' very good performance Baskonia was edged 84-82 on the road by the second-ranked CSKA. He was the top scorer with 21 points. Beaubois also added 5 passes in 22 minutes on the court. It's Beaubois' first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 11.7ppg, 1.4rpg, 1.7apg, 2FGP: 53.6%, 3FGP: 38.0% and FT: 87.0% in 30 games he played so far. Beaubois is currently a member of the French senior national team.

Nando De Colo
Nando De Colo
   #2. Second place goes to an international shooting guard Nando De Colo (196-87, currently plays in Euroleague). He was the major contributor in CSKA's victory against the seventh-ranked Baskonia (17-13) 90-88 in the Euroleague last Tuesday. De Colo scored 15 points and added 5 assists. CSKA Moscow (22-8) is placed second in the Euroleague. De Colo has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 19.4ppg, 2.9rpg, 3.9apg, 2FGP: 56.6%(125-221), 3FGP: 44.7% and FT: 95.6%(129-135). De Colo is in the roster of the French senior national team.

Thomas Heurtel
Thomas Heurtel
   #3. The French player who performed third best last week abroad was an international guard Thomas Heurtel (189-89, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Euroleague). He led his Turkish team Anadolu Efes to a victory against the closely-ranked Olympiacos (19-11) 64-60 in the Euroleague on Wednesday night. Heurtel scored 13 points and added 6 assists in 28 minutes. Anadolu Efes Istanbul (17-13) is placed sixth in the Euroleague. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. This year Heurtel has relatively solid stats: 12.9ppg, 1.8rpg, 5.6apg, 2FGP: 50.6%, 3FGP: 35.7% and FT: 86.4% in 33 games. He is also a member of the French senior national team.

Antoine Diot
Antoine Diot
   #4. Point guard Antoine Diot (193-89, currently plays in Spain) led Valencia Basket to a victory over one of league's weakest teams Sevilla (8-20) 90-85 in the Spanish Liga Endesa last Saturday. Diot was MVP of the game. He scored 15 points (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) in 20 minutes. Valencia Basket (21-7) is placed first in the Liga Endesa. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This year Diot's overall stats are: 8.3ppg, 2.1rpg, 4.0apg and 1.3spg in 23 games. He is also French national team player.

Ali Traore
Ali Traore
   #5. Former international power forward Ali Traore (207-85, also represented by BeoBasket, college: S.Idaho JC, currently plays in Lebanon) contributed to a 2-point Byblos' victory against the third-ranked Tadamon (10-14) 90-88 in the Lebanese Pepsi LBL on Tuesday night. Traore recorded 28 points (!!!) and grabbed 6 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in Group A. Byblos Sporting Club (16-8) is placed second. This season Traore has very high stats. He averages: 19.2ppg, 9.0rpg, 2.3apg and 1.5spg. Traore used to play for the French national team two years ago.

Adrien Moerman
Adrien Moerman
   #6. Power forward Adrien Moerman (202-88, currently plays in Euroleague) was not able to help Darussafaka (16-14) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Moerman's good performance Darussafaka was defeated 88-81 at home by the leading Real Madrid. He scored 11 points. Moerman's total stats this season are: 8.3ppg and 5.1rpg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior French National Team roster.

Tony Parker
Tony Parker
   #7. An experienced international point guard Tony Parker (188-82, currently plays in NBA) was not able to secure a victory for the San Antonio Spurs (61-21) in their last game. Despite Parker's very good performance the San Antonio Spurs (61-21) were edged 110-108 in Memphis by the Grizzlies. He was the second best scorer with 22 points. Parker also added 4 rebounds and 5 assists in 37 minutes. It was Spurs' third consecutive loss in a row. Parker is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his 16th year in Spurs' roster. He has reliable stats this season: 10.4ppg, 1.8rpg and 4.4apg in 68 games. Parker is also French national team player.

Edwin Jackson
Edwin Jackson
   #8. Shooting guard Edwin Jackson (190-89, another player represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Movil Estudiantes (3-0) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his very good performance the league leader Movil Estudiantes was badly defeated 104-86 in Las Palmas by the lower-ranked Gran Canaria (#6). Jackson was the top scorer with 26 points. He also added 5 passes. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. This season Jackson has very high stats. He averages: 22.3ppg, 3.4rpg and 3.2apg. Jackson used to play for the French national team back in 2015.

Rudy Gobert
Rudy Gobert
   #9. International center Rudy Gobert (216-92, currently plays in NBA) contributed to an Utah Jazz's victory against the Los Angeles Clippers (51-31) 105-98 in the NBA last Sunday. He had a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 13 rebounds. Gobert also added 2 blocks in 24 minutes. The Utah Jazz has a solid 51-31 record this season. Gobert has very impressive stats this year: 14.0ppg, 12.8rpg, 1.2apg and 2.6bpg in 83 games. He is also in the roster of the French national team.

Leo Westermann
Leo Westermann
   #10. Guard Leo Westermann (197-92, another player represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Lithuania) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Lietuvos rytas (26-10) crushing them 90-60 in the Lithuanian LKL in Saturday night's game. Westermann scored 7 points and had 3 steals in 23 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (33-3) is placed first in the LKL. It was his team's 11th consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. This year Westermann's total stats are: 7.1ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.5apg in 30 games. He is a former international player as two years ago he still played for the French senior national team.

   #11. Former international center Kevin Seraphin (208-89, currently plays in NBA) couldn't help the Indiana Pacers (42-40) in their last game on Thursday. Despite Seraphin's good performance the Indiana Pacers were defeated 119-114 in Cleveland by the Cavaliers. He scored 11 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Seraphin has averaged so far 4.9ppg and 3.0rpg. He used to play for the French national team two years ago.

   #12. Former U20 international forward Amath M'Baye (206-89, college: Oklahoma, currently plays in Italy) couldn't help Enel Brindisi (13-15) in their last game on Sunday. Despite M'Baye's good performance Enel Brindisi was defeated 86-82 in Caserta by the lower-ranked Juvecaserta (#14). He recorded 13 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. This season M'Baye has very high stats. He averages: 18.1ppg, 5.2rpg and 2.4apg. M'Baye used to play for the French U20 national team back in 2009.

   #13. Former international forward Nobel Boungou-Colo (202-88, agency: Alti Sport, currently plays in VTB United League) contributed to an easy victory against the sixth-ranked Enisey crushing them 104-64 in the VTB United League last Sunday. He scored 8 points in 20 minutes. Boungou-Colo has averaged so far 9.8ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.1spg in 17 games. He used to play for the French national team two years ago.

   #14. Former international point guard Andrew Albicy (177-90, currently plays in Spain) managed to help MoraBanc Andorra in a victory against the 12th-ranked Baloncesto Fuenlabrada 96-78 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game. Albicy scored 5 points and added 6 passes in 23 minutes. Albicy has averaged so far 7.5ppg, 1.8rpg, 6.5apg and 1.6spg in 28 games. He used to play for the French national team back in 2011.

   #15. International power forward Boris Diaw (203-82, currently plays in NBA) is a teammate of previously mentioned Rudy Gobert. But that was another game of his team in NBA which we would like to mention. Diaw contributed to an Utah Jazz's victory against the Los Angeles Clippers 96-92. He scored 10 points and added 3 assists in only 14 minutes. Diaw has averaged so far 4.7ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.4apg in 78 games. He is also in the roster of the French national team.

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

   #1. Jordan Semple (201-F-92, agency: Octagon Europe, college: Chico St., currently plays in Bulgaria) could not help Academik Plovdiv (16-8) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Semple's very good performance Academik Plovdiv was edged 83-80 on the road by the lower-ranked Rilski (#4). He recorded a double-double by scoring 31 points and getting 17 rebounds. Semple also added 3 assists, 4 blocks and 3 steals. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Semple has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 20.8ppg, 12.3rpg, 3.4apg, 2.0bpg and 2.0spg. Semple is a naturalized American. Strangely he has never played in France.

   #2. Kim Tillie (210-PF-88, college: Utah, currently plays in Euroleague) was not able to help Baskonia (17-13) in their last game. Despite his good performance Baskonia was edged 84-82 in Moscow by the second-ranked CSKA. Tillie scored 10 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 22 minutes. This year Tillie's total stats are: 6.9ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.1apg in 32 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Dutch and French.

   #3. Mattia Udom (200-F-93, currently plays in Italy) led Angelico Biella to a victory against the tenth-ranked Eurobasket Roma (14-16) 91-87 in the Italian Serie A2 (second division) on Saturday night. Udom recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting 12 rebounds. Angelico Biella (24-6) is placed first in West group. It was his team's sixth 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. Udom averaged so far 10.8ppg and 5.3rpg. He is another player who holds two passports: French and Italian.

   #4. Navid Niktash (203-G/F-91, currently plays in United Kingdom) was the major contributor in a London Lions' victory against the tenth-ranked Cheshire Phoenix (11-22) 101-89 in the British BBL on Friday night. Niktash recorded 23 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 24 minutes. London Lions (18-15) is placed sixth in the BBL. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. Niktash has very impressive stats this year: 15.5ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.3apg in 23 games. He has both French and Iranian nationalities.

   #5. Elishay Kadir (202-PF-87, currently plays in Israel) contributed to a Maccabi Rishon's victory against the closely-ranked Hapoel Tel-Aviv (13-15) 98-89 in the Israeli Winner League on Saturday night. Kadir recorded 6 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion (14-14) is placed seventh in the Winner League. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Kadir has averaged so far 7.6ppg, 6.0rpg and 2.2apg. He also holds two passports: French and Israeli.

   #6. Mikael Maruotto (201-SF-91, currently plays in Switzerland) helped Monthey win their game against the fifth-ranked Neuchatel 81-76 in the Swiss LNA last Saturday. Maruotto scored 21 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Maruotto averaged so far 13.0ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.3apg. He holds both French and Swiss passports.

   #7. Anthony Chada (196-G/F-89, currently plays in Belgium) helped Kangoeroes win their game against one of league's weakest teams Leuven Bears 78-67 in the Belgian Euromillions League on Saturday night. Chada recorded 7 points and added 3 assists. Chada averaged so far 10.5ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.7apg. He has French and Belgian nationalities. Despite Chada's French passport, he previously played for the Belgian U18 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the French team.

   #8. Experienced Harold Trobo (187-G/F-83, agency: Court Side, currently plays in United Kingdom) was not able to secure a victory for Manchester Giants in their game against Bristol Acadamy Flyers in the British BBL, despite his very good performance in Saturday night's game. Trobo was the top scorer with 20 points. He also added 7 rebounds in 30 minutes. But his team lost 81-89. Trobo has averaged so far 6.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.3apg in 24 games.

   #9. Natan Jurkovitz (199-F-95, currently plays in Switzerland) helped Fribourg win their game against the third-ranked Lugano Tigers 74-69 in the Swiss LNA on Saturday night. He scored 10 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 29 minutes. Jurkovitz has averaged so far 8.3ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.9apg and 1.7spg in 23 games. He has French and Swiss nationalities.

   #10. Alfredo Ott (190-G-83, college: Dillard, currently plays in Spain) helped Melilla Baloncesto win their game against the 16th-ranked Magia Huesca 79-67 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) in Friday night's game. Ott scored 15 points, made 3 passes and 3 steals. Ott has averaged so far 7.9ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.1apg and 1.6spg. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Ott has never played in France.



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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. Hawkins, Pelister.16.3 
 4. Jokic, Strumica16.3 
 5. Tasovski, Rabotnicki16.2 
 6. Ibitayo, Vardar15.3 
 7. Mijovic, Kozuv15.3 
 8. Misanovic, Rabotnicki13.4 
 9. Andrejevic, Pelister.13.3 
 10. Nikolovski, Feni I.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.6.6 
 5. Misanovic, Rabotnicki6.6 
 6. Golubovic, Pelister.6.3 
 7. Ibitayo, Vardar6.1 
 8. Janevski, Kumanovo6.0 
 9. Mihajlovski, Ohrid A.5.8 
 10. Mijatovic, Kuman.5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Vlado ILIEVSKI
  Rabotnicki
  (188-PG-80)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Ilievski, Rabotnicki6.6 
 2. McNeaill, Kozuv5.3 
 3. Mirakovski, Rabot.5.2 
 4. Bogoev, Strumica5.1 
 5. Karadzovski, Kuman.4.4 
 6. Hawkins, Pelister.4.2 
 7. Hall, Kozuv4.2 
 8. Magdevski, Feni I.3.7 
 9. Stajic, Feni I.3.6 
 10. Petrovski, Feni I.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Deji IBITAYO
  Vardar
  (193-G-93)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Ibitayo, Vardar2.5 
 2. Makenadziev, Strum.1.4 
 3. Jokic, Strumica1.4 
 4. Stajic, Feni I.1.3 
 5. Robev, Vardar1.3 
 6. Ilievski, Rabotnicki1.3 
 7. Brown, Kumanovo1.3 
 8. Mijatovic, Kuman.1.2 
 9. Milojevic, Ohrid A.1.1 
 10. Magdevski, 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. Pekovic, Kumanovo0.7 
 5. Mijatovic, Kuman.0.6 
 6. Zekjiri, Vardar0.6 
 7. Maslinko, Rabotnicki0.6 
 8. Vasilic, Ohrid AV0.5 
 9. Sharabidze, Feni I.0.5 
 10. Djekic, Feni I.0.5 


Prva Liga Round 9 (Second Stage): MZT Skopje beats Karpos Sokoli in a derby game - by Eurobasket News

There will be only one (last) round of the Second Stage in Prva Liga.

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Skopje: MZT Skopje (#1) and Karpos Sokoli (#2). MZT Skopje (8-1) crushed visiting Karpos Sokoli (6-3) by 22 points 83-61. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Karpos Sokoli. The game was mostly controlled by MZT Skopje. Karpos Sokoli managed to win second period 16-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Karpos Sokoli 43-24 including a 31-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was Surinamese-Dutch guard Charlon Kloof (190-90, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Octagon Europe) who scored 13 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Croatian center Jure Lalic (211-86) chipped in 17 points and 8 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). MZT Skopje's coach Ante Nazor felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Kendrick Perry (183-92, college: Youngstown St.) who recorded 16 points. Defending champion maintains first place with 8-1 record. Karpos Sokoli at the other side keeps the second position with three games lost. They share it with Rabotnicki. MZT Skopje are looking forward to face Kumanovo (#4) on the road in the next round. Karpos Sokoli will play against Kozuv and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
The game in Gevgelija was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Rabotnicki (6-3) played at the court of 5th ranked Kozuv (2-7). Rabotnicki managed to secure a 7-point victory 82-75. It was a good game for Serbian center Nenad Misanovic (217-84) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). Vlado Ilievski contributed with 12 points and 11 assists for the winners. International power forward Bojan Krstevski (206-89, agency: Interperformances) answered with 18 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for Kozuv. Kozuv's coach Igor Mihajlovski rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Rabotnicki moved-up to second place, which they share with Karpos Sokoli. Kozuv lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with seven games lost. They share it with Feni Industries. Rabotnicki will play against Feni Industries (#5) in Kavadarci in the next round. Kozuv will play on the road against Karpos Sokoli in Skopje and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Kumanovo was also quite interesting. 4th placed Feni Industries (2-7) played at the court of sixth ranked Kumanovo (3-6). Kumanovo managed to secure a 6-point victory 71-65 on Wednesday. Kumanovo moved-up to fourth place. Loser Feni Industries dropped to the fifth position with seven games lost. They share it with Kozuv. Kumanovo will meet at home league's leader MZT Skopje in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Feni Industries will play against the league's second-placed Rabotnicki (#2) and hope to secure a win.

Places 1-6
MZT Skopje - Karpos Sokoli 83-61

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Skopje: MZT Skopje (#1) and Karpos Sokoli (#2). MZT Skopje (8-1) crushed visiting Karpos Sokoli (6-3) by 22 points 83-61. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Karpos Sokoli. The game was mostly controlled by MZT Skopje. Karpos Sokoli managed to win second period 16-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Karpos Sokoli 43-24 including a 31-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was Surinamese-Dutch guard Charlon Kloof (190-90, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Octagon Europe) who scored 13 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Croatian center Jure Lalic (211-86) chipped in 17 points and 8 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Four MZT Skopje players scored in double figures. MZT Skopje's coach Ante Nazor felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Kendrick Perry (183-92, college: Youngstown St.) who recorded 16 points and Serbian power forward Dragan Labovic (207-87, agency: Alti Sport) added 13 points respectively. Defending champion maintains first place with 8-1 record. Karpos Sokoli at the other side keeps the second position with three games lost. They share it with Rabotnicki. MZT Skopje are looking forward to face Kumanovo (#4) on the road in the next round. Karpos Sokoli will play against Kozuv and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
MZT Skopje: X.Thames 20+2reb+1ast, J.Lalic 17+8reb+1ast, D.Drenovac 17+8reb+1ast, C.Kloof 13+7reb+7ast, D.Mijatovic 6+13reb+2ast, S.Gjuroski 5+2reb+1ast
Karpos Sokoli: K.Perry 16+3reb+2ast, D.Labovic 13+1reb, D.Mavra 8+3reb+3ast, D.Zekovic 8+4reb, B.Trajkovski 6+4reb+1ast, Z.Comagic 5+2reb
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Kozuv - Rabotnicki 75-82

The game in Gevgelija was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Rabotnicki (6-3) played at the court of 5th ranked Kozuv (2-7). Rabotnicki managed to secure a 7-point victory 82-75. The guests were already 20 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 23-10 Kozuv's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 82-75 at the end of the game. Rabotnicki players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. It was a good game for Serbian center Nenad Misanovic (217-84) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). The former international point guard Vlado Ilievski (188-80, agency: BeoBasket) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 assists for the winners. Four Rabotnicki players scored in double figures. International power forward Bojan Krstevski (206-89, agency: Interperformances) answered with 18 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) and Serbian Milivoje Mijovic (200-91) added 13 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Kozuv. Kozuv's coach Igor Mihajlovski rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Rabotnicki moved-up to second place, which they share with Karpos Sokoli. Kozuv lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with seven games lost. They share it with Feni Industries. Rabotnicki will play against Feni Industries (#5) in Kavadarci in the next round. Kozuv will play on the road against Karpos Sokoli in Skopje and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rabotnicki: N.Misanovic 23+13reb, D.Mirakovski 13+1reb+4ast, D.Tasovski 13+5reb+3ast, V.Ilievski 12+2reb+11ast, V.Efremovski 8, P.Nikolic 8+1ast
Kozuv: I.Dimcevski 18+1reb+4ast, B.Krstevski 18+4reb+2ast, M.Mijovic 13+10reb+1ast, N.Djurasovic 8+9reb+1ast, K.Anikenko 6+1reb, L.Hall 5+2reb+3ast
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Kumanovo - Feni Industries 71-65

The game in Kumanovo was also quite interesting. 4th placed Feni Industries (2-7) played at the court of sixth ranked Kumanovo (3-6). Kumanovo managed to secure a 6-point victory 71-65 on Wednesday. Kumanovo moved-up to fourth place. Loser Feni Industries dropped to the fifth position with seven games lost. They share it with Kozuv. Kumanovo will meet at home league's leader MZT Skopje in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Feni Industries will play against the league's second-placed Rabotnicki (#2) and hope to secure a win.
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Tornike Shengelia selected the top Georgian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Tornike Shengelia
Tornike Shengelia
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Tornike Shengelia (206-91, currently plays in Euroleague). He could not help Baskonia (17-13) in their last game. Despite Shengelia's very good performance Baskonia was edged 90-88 at home by the second-ranked CSKA. He was the top scorer with 19 points. Shengelia also added 7 rebounds in 25 minutes on the court. Shengelia has relatively good stats this year: 10.8ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.4apg, 2FGP: 50.6%, 3FGP: 54.2%(13-24) and FT: 77.8% in 24 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Georgian senior national team.

Marquez Haynes
Marquez Haynes
   #2. Second place goes to former international point guard Marquez Haynes (191-86, college: Texas Arlington, currently plays in Italy). Haynes led Umana Venezia to a victory against the 12th-ranked Openjobmetis VA (12-16) 87-81 in the Italian Serie A last Sunday. He recorded 11 points and added 6 passes. Umana Reyer Venezia (19-9) is placed second in the Serie A. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Haynes' first season with the team. This year Haynes has relatively solid stats: 12.0ppg, 2.4rpg, 3.4apg, 2FGP: 40.8%, 3FGP: 39.1% and FT: 83.9%. He is a naturalized American. Haynes played for the Georgian national team in 2011. Strangely he has never played in Georgia.

Giorgi Shermadini
Giorgi Shermadini
   #3. The Georgian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international center Giorgi Shermadini (217-89, currently plays in Spain). Shermadini contributed to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (11-17) 96-78 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Sunday night. He scored 16 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 21 minutes. MoraBanc Andorra (15-13) is placed eighth in the Liga Endesa. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Shermadini has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.3ppg, 7.3rpg, 2FGP: 64.0%(146-228) and FT: 79.7% in 28 games. Shermadini is also a member of the Georgian senior national team.

Corey Fisher
Corey Fisher
   #4. Point guard Corey Fisher (186-88, college: Villanova, currently plays in Lithuania) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Lietkabelis (25-11) crushing them 92-60 in the Lithuanian LKL last Thursday. He recorded 11 points and added 5 passes in 24 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (26-10) is placed second in the LKL. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. This year Fisher's overall stats are: 9.3ppg, 2.3rpg and 3.7apg in 35 games. He is a naturalized American. Despite Fisher played previously for the USA university national team, he is currently in the Georgian national team roster. Apparently Fisher has never played in Georgia.

Richard Hickman
Richard Hickman
   #5. Former international guard Richard Hickman (189-85, college: NC-Greensboro, currently plays in Italy) contributed to an easy victory against the sixth-ranked Grissin Bon RE (16-12) crushing them 99-79 in the Italian Serie A on Sunday night. He recorded 9 points. EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (22-6) is placed first in the Serie A. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. Hickman has reliable stats this season: 10.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg. He is a naturalized American. Hickman used to play for the Georgian national team three years ago. Interesting that he has never played in Georgia.

Zaza Pachulia
Zaza Pachulia
   #6. An experienced center Zaza Pachulia (211-84, currently plays in NBA) contributed to an easy victory against the Portland Trail Blazers (41-40) crushing them 128-103 in the NBA in Monday night's game. Pachulia recorded 11 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in a mere 19 minutes. The Golden State Warriors have a very solid 67-15 record this season. This year Pachulia's total stats are: 6.1ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.8apg in 74 games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Georgian National Team roster.

Taurean Green
Taurean Green
   #7. Former international point guard Taurean Green (183-85, college: Florida, currently plays in Israel) was not able to help Bnei Hasharon (16-12) in their last game on Thursday. Despite Green's good performance Bnei Hasharon was defeated 79-71 on the road by the leading Hapoel Eilat. He recorded 11 points and added 6 passes (made all of his six free throws). Green's stats this season are: 13.1ppg, 2.5rpg, 4.2apg and 1.3spg. He is a naturalized American. Green used to play for the Georgian national team seven years ago. However he has never played in Georgia.

Beka Burjanadze
Beka Burjanadze
   #8. Power forward Beka Burjanadze (201-94, currently plays in Spain) is a teammate of previously mentioned Giorgi Shermadini and both played together in the last Spanish Liga Endesa game. Burjanadze contributed to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (11-17) 96-78. He scored 9 points in only 12 minutes. Burjanadze's stats this year are: 10.5ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.2apg in 28 games. He plays currently for the Georgian national team.

Jacob Pullen
Jacob Pullen
   #9. Former international point guard Jacob Pullen (184-89, college: Kansas St., currently plays in VTB United League) managed to help BC Khimki Moscow Region to win against the sixth-ranked Enisey (13-11) crushing them 104-64 in the VTB United League in Sunday night's game. Pullen scored 5 points and added 3 passes. BC Khimki Moscow Region (19-5) is placed third in group A. There are only three games left until the end of the VTB United League Regular Season. Pullen has averaged so far 9.5ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.8apg. He is a naturalized American. Pullen used to play for the Georgian national team two years ago.

Giorgi Sharabidze
Giorgi Sharabidze
   #10. Center Giorgi Sharabidze (210-90, agency: Mansfield and Associates, currently plays in FYR Macedonia) contributed to a Feni Industries' victory against the sixth-ranked Kozuv (2-7) 79-69 in the FYR Macedonian Prva Liga last Saturday. Sharabidze scored 11 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 30 minutes. KK Feni Industries (2-7) is placed fifth in Places 1-6 group. His team will play only one more game in the Second Stage. Sharabidze has averaged so far 7.8ppg and 5.2rpg in 17 games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Georgian National Team roster.

   #11. Former international forward Giga Janelidze (199-95, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Italy) was not able to secure a victory for Jesi in their game against Verona in the Italian Serie A2 (second division). Janelidze scored 6 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. His team was badly defeated by 19 points 80-61. Janelidze has averaged so far 4.0ppg and 3.3rpg. He used to play for the Georgian national team two years ago.

   #12. Former international power forward Akaki Dvalishvili (207-91, currently plays in Russia) couldn't help Novosybirsk in their game against Spartak Primorie Vladivostok in the Russian Superleague 1 (second division). Dvalishvili recorded 6 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in only 13 minutes. His team was badly defeated by 16 points 71-55. Dvalishvili has averaged so far 5.3ppg and 2.9rpg in 33 games. He used to play for the Georgian national team back in 2014.

   #13. Former U20 international center Shota Gelazonia (205-94, currently plays in Spain) helped Cambados win their game against the 11th-ranked Agustinos-Leclerc 85-76 in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) last Saturday. Gelazonia scored 8 points and blocked 2 shots. Gelazonia has averaged so far 9.4ppg and 4.6rpg. He used to play for the Georgian U20 national team four years ago.

   #14. Former U20 international center Merabi Mirziashvili (207-94, currently plays in Spain) helped Innova Chef win their game against the 14th-ranked Seis do Nadal 87-74 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) in Saturday night's game. He recorded only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Mirziashvili has averaged so far 2.4ppg and 2.7rpg. He used to play for the Georgian U20 national team back in 2014.

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

   #1. Will Thomas (203-PF-86, agency: Two Points, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a Valencia Basket's victory against one of league's weakest teams Sevilla (8-20) 90-85 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Saturday night's game. He scored 7 points. Valencia Basket (21-7) is placed first in the Liga Endesa. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Thomas' overall stats this season are: 5.6ppg and 4.9rpg. He is a naturalized American. Thomas used to play for Army Sport Klub Tbilisi in Georgian league.

   #2. Grigol Shvangiradze (196-F-91, currently plays in Spain). Shvangiradze could not help Quintanar (12-15) to beat Viten Getafe Fuenlabrada (3-24). He recorded 5 points and added 3 passes in 25 minutes. The tenth-placed Quintanar (12-15) lost 71-80 at home to the lower-ranked (#16) Viten Getafe Fuenlabrada in the Group B. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. Shvangiradze has averaged so far 5.2ppg and 2.8rpg in 27 games he played so far.



Eurobasket.com All-Georgian A League Awards 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Eurobasket.com All-Georgian A League 1st Team 2017
Ryan Aaron
Aaron
Deondre Ray
Ray
Armani Flannigan
Flannigan
Travante Williams
Williams
Peter Alexis
Alexis

Player of the Year: Ryan Aaron (190-G-91) of BC Titebi
Guard of the Year: Ryan Aaron (190-G-91) of BC Titebi
Forward of the Year: Travante Williams (197-F-93) of Tskaltubo
Center of the Year: Peter Alexis (213-F/C-92) of Arena-76
Defensive Player of the Year: Christopher Anderson (170-PG-92) of Hyundai-TSU
Import Player of the Year: Travante Williams (197-F-93) of Tskaltubo
Domestic Player of the Year: Davit Maisuradze (205-C/F-90) of SEU Tbilisi
Coach of the Year: Legso Lapanashvili of DELTA

1st Team
G: Ryan Aaron (190-G-91) of BC Titebi
SF: Deondre Ray (196-SF) of DELTA
F: Armani Flannigan (203-F-92) of BC Titebi
F: Travante Williams (197-F-93) of Tskaltubo
F/C: Peter Alexis (213-F/C-92) of Arena-76

2nd Team
PG: Christopher Anderson (170-PG-92) of Hyundai-TSU
G: Rodnerius Lewis (193-G-93) of Arena-76
F/C: Oleksandr Rychlyuk (208-F/C-84) of Arena-76
C: Laron Griffin (205-C-89) of DELTA
C: Dmitry Sviridov (212-C-85) of Tskaltubo

3rd Team
PG: Sandro Sanadze (188-PG-95) of Hyundai-TSU
PG: Giorgi Gamqrelidze (183-PG-86) of BC Titebi
F: Konstantine Bitsadze (195-F-97) of Arena-76
C/F: Davit Maisuradze (205-C/F-90) of SEU Tbilisi
C: Christopher Gabriel (210-C-88) of Hyundai-TSU

Honorable Mention
Irakli Alkhanaidze (202-F-92) of DELTA
Zviad Antadze (198-F-88) of DELTA
Levan Eliadze (198-SF-92) of DELTA
Giorgi Feriashvili (211-C-91) of Hyundai-TSU
Luka Giorgadze (197-F-97) of Hyundai-TSU
George Korsantia (203-F/C-98) of Hyundai-TSU
Tato Chachibaia (201-F-90) of Arena-76
Giorgi Tskhovrebovi (195-SF-98) of SEU Tbilisi

All-Domestic Players Team
PG: Sandro Sanadze (188-PG-95) of Hyundai-TSU
PG: Giorgi Gamqrelidze (183-PG-86) of BC Titebi
F: Konstantine Bitsadze (195-F-97) of Arena-76
F/C: Oleksandr Rychlyuk (208-F/C-84) of Arena-76
C/F: Davit Maisuradze (205-C/F-90) of SEU Tbilisi

All-Imports Team
G: Ryan Aaron (190-G-91) of BC Titebi
SF: Deondre Ray (196-SF) of DELTA
F: Armani Flannigan (203-F-92) of BC Titebi
F: Travante Williams (197-F-93) of Tskaltubo
F/C: Peter Alexis (213-F/C-92) of Arena-76



Delta clinch A League title, gain promotion - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in A League just ended.

The game between third ranked Arena-76 (8-7) and fourth ranked BC Titebi (8-7) was the most important one in the last round on Tuesday night. Arena-76 was defeated by BC Titebi in a tough game at home 91-97. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 27-14. But Arena-76 won third quarter 31-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BC Titebi made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. They also forced 28 Arena-76 turnovers. Strangely Arena-76 outrebounded BC Titebi 52-30 including a 26-14 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a good game for American forward Armani Flannigan (203-92, college: N.Texas) who led his team to a victory with 32 points and 7 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Ryan Aaron (190-91, college: S.Nazarene) contributed with 22 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals for the winners. American power forward Peter Alexis (213-92, college: Philadelphia) answered with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 15 rebounds for Arena-76. BC Titebi moved-up to third place, which they share with defeated Arena-76.
A League top team - DELTA (12-3) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed sixth ranked SEU Tbilisi (1-14) 135-83. It was a great evening for American Deondre Ray (196, college: Cameron) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 39 points (!!!), 14 rebounds and 5 assists. Saba Lobjanidze helped adding 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. DELTA's coach Legso Lapanashvili 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 forward Kakha Giorgadze (197-94) with 38 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 5 assists. DELTA have a solid series of three victories in a row. Newly promoted DELTA maintains first place with 12-3 record. SEU Tbilisi at the other side stay at the bottom position with 14 games lost.
The game in Tskaltubo supposed to be also quite interesting. Second ranked Hyundai-TSU (11-4) played at the court of 5th ranked Tskaltubo (5-10). Hyundai-TSU smashed Tskaltubo 92-63 on Monday. It was an exceptional evening for Giorgi Feriashvili who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds. Coach Nikoloz Cherkezishvili's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Giorgi Kiladze came up with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for Tskaltubo in the defeat. Hyundai-TSU maintains second place with 11-4 record behind leader DELTA. Tskaltubo lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with ten games lost.

DELTA - SEU Tbilisi 135-83

A League top team - DELTA (12-3) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed sixth ranked SEU Tbilisi (1-14) 135-83. The game without a history. DELTA led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 84 of its points in the paint compared to SEU Tbilisi's 38. They outrebounded SEU Tbilisi 63-38 including a 42-25 advantage in defensive rebounds. DELTA players were unselfish on offense dishing 41 assists comparing to just 24 passes made by SEU Tbilisi's players. It was a great evening for American Deondre Ray (196, college: Cameron) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 39 points (!!!), 14 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Saba Lobjanidze (192-93) helped adding 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Five DELTA players scored in double figures. DELTA's coach Legso Lapanashvili 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 forward Kakha Giorgadze (197-94) with 38 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 5 assists and power forward Davit Maisuradze (205-90) scored 20 points and 9 rebounds. DELTA have a solid series of three victories in a row. Newly promoted DELTA maintains first place with 12-3 record. SEU Tbilisi at the other side stay at the bottom position with 14 games lost.
Top scorers:
SEU Tbilisi: K.Giorgadze 38+8reb+5ast, D.Maisuradze 20+9reb+3ast, G.Tskhovrebovi 14+6reb+8ast, V.Koguashvili 8+6reb+4ast, B.Aliev 3+9reb+4ast, I.Jankhoteli 0
DELTA: D.Ray 39+14reb+5ast, S.Lobjanidze 18+8reb+6ast, L.Eliadze 16+1reb+1ast, B.Kartsivadze 13+6reb+3ast, Z.Antadze 12+5reb+4ast, L.Shermazanashvili 11+4reb+2ast
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Arena-76 - BC Titebi 91-97

The game between third ranked Arena-76 (8-7) and fourth ranked BC Titebi (8-7) was the most important one in the last round on Tuesday night. Arena-76 was defeated by BC Titebi in a tough game at home 91-97. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 27-14. But Arena-76 won third quarter 31-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BC Titebi made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. They also forced 28 Arena-76 turnovers. Strangely Arena-76 outrebounded BC Titebi 52-30 including a 26-14 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a good game for American forward Armani Flannigan (203-92, college: N.Texas) who led his team to a victory with 32 points and 7 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Ryan Aaron (190-91, college: S.Nazarene) contributed with 22 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals for the winners. American power forward Peter Alexis (213-92, college: Philadelphia) answered with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 15 rebounds and forward Tato Chachibaia (201-90) added 19 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Arena-76. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. BC Titebi moved-up to third place, which they share with defeated Arena-76.
Top scorers:
Arena-76: P.Alexis 23+15reb+2ast, R.Lewis 20+2reb+2ast, T.Chachibaia 19+10reb+3ast, O.Rychlyuk 15+13reb, K.Bitsadze 7+5reb+2ast, M.Abaishvili 4+3reb+3ast
BC Titebi: A.Flannigan 32+7reb+1ast, R.Aaron 22+6reb+5ast, G.Gamqrelidze 11+3reb+7ast, G.Dvali 11+3reb+3ast, A.Puluzashvili 9+6reb+1ast, G.Vakhania 6+1ast
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Tskaltubo - Hyundai-TSU 63-92

The game in Tskaltubo supposed to be also quite interesting. Second ranked Hyundai-TSU (11-4) played at the court of 5th ranked Tskaltubo (5-10). Hyundai-TSU smashed Tskaltubo 92-63 on Monday. The game without a history. Hyundai-TSU led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Tskaltubo's 28. They outrebounded Tskaltubo 56-34 including a 37-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. Hyundai-TSU looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. It was an exceptional evening for center Giorgi Feriashvili (211-91) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds. Point guard Sandro Sanadze (188-95) accounted for 26 points for the winning side. Coach Nikoloz Cherkezishvili's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Guard Giorgi Kiladze (185-90) came up with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Giorgi Kandelaki (196-91) added 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for Tskaltubo in the defeat. Four Tskaltubo players scored in double figures. Hyundai-TSU maintains second place with 11-4 record behind leader DELTA. Tskaltubo lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with ten games lost.
Top scorers:
Tskaltubo: G.Kiladze 17+5reb+4ast, G.Kandelaki 16+5reb+5ast, G.Kutchava 14+2reb+2ast, G.Birkaia 10+8reb+2ast, G.Arutinov 4+7reb+1ast, G.Khobua 2+2reb+3ast
Hyundai-TSU: S.Sanadze 26+4reb+1ast, G.Feriashvili 19+13reb+2ast, R.Nutsubidze 9+3reb+2ast, D.Aphkhazava 8+1reb+13ast, A.Pevadze 8+9reb, C.Gabriel 8+7reb+1ast
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  GERMANY  

Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Jonathon WILLIAMS
  Kirchheim
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 18.4
 1. Williams, Kirchheim18.4 
 2. Pinkins, Hanau17.9 
 3. Alexander, ETB W.17.6 
 4. Nikolic, Baunach17.4 
 5. Warren, MBC17.1 
 6. Watkins, Nuernberg17.1 
 7. Kerusch, MBC16.2 
 8. Holt, Dresden16.0 
 9. Spearman, Trier15.8 
 10. Lawson, Chemnitz15.4 
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. Watts, Oettinge.6.9 
 9. Nicholas, Trier6.7 
 10. Kronhardt, Kirch.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Carrington LOVE
  Kirchheim
  (186-G-94)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Love, Kirchheim6.9 
 2. Nikolic, Baunach6.7 
 3. Carter, Chemnitz5.8 
 4. Moore, Ehingen5.7 
 5. Adams, Uni Baskets5.6 
 6. Vest, Uni Baskets5.6 
 7. Hatten, MBC5.6 
 8. Williams, Koeln R.5.3 
 9. Dunn, Crailsheim5.0 
 10. Zazai, MBC4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Marcus HATTEN
  MBC
  (185-PG-80)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Hatten, MBC2.4 
 2. Adams, Uni Baskets2.4 
 3. Love, Kirchheim2.2 
 4. Carter, Chemnitz2.1 
 5. White, Heidelberg2.0 
 6. Watkins, Nuernberg1.9 
 7. Tiggs, Crailsheim1.8 
 8. Vest, Uni Baskets1.6 
 9. Dunn, Crailsheim1.6 
 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. Keppeler, Baunach1.2 
 4. Heinzmann, Koeln R.1.2 
 5. Pantelic, MBC1.2 
 6. White, Heidelberg1.2 
 7. van, Trier1.1 
 8. Fraser, Ehingen1.1 
 9. Grim, Uni Baskets1.1 
 10. Flomo, Crailsheim1.0 


Carlton Guyton (Basketball Lowen Braunschweig) Proving His BBL Season Was No Fluke - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


The German Pro A is filled with talented and skilled guards with a dime a dozen being an understatement, but moreover about as many players as there are Bulls fans in his home town of Chicago still unaware who new German shooting star Paul Zipser is and who still don't know how to pronounce his name correctly as it isn't like the zipcode, but moreover like Cipser if your saying the name from a German standpoint. Every club in the German Pro A have adept guards who are still looking for that big chance to make the next step up to the BBL or another top level in Europe as the list is as unending as the debate between Michael Jordan and Lebron James as who is really the best ever. There are guys like Cologne's Richard Williams or MBC Marcus Hatten that have reached the big dance in Germany, but the again other players like Virgil Matthews of Chemnitz, Carrington Love of Kirchheim, Chase Adams of Paderborn, Eugene Harris of Hanau or Diante Watkins of Nurnberg who could surely get a shot at the BBL, but so far are still waiting for that golden opportunity. One guy who has been toiling in the Pro A for years is Virgil Matthews who continues to put up very solid stats filling up the stat sheet like a Nicolas Batum can and has scratched the triple double surface , but at the end of every summer, it was the same story as he ended up again in the Pro A getting passed up by BBL teams. However two guys that have made the jump to the BBL this season after years of being overlooked in the Pro A have been Carlos Medlock who played three seasons in the Pro A with Crailsheim, Wurzburg and Vechta and Carlton Guyton who also had to wait three seasons before making the BBL promised land playing in Ehingen and Gotha. For Medlock reaching the BBL this season was more than bitter sweet as he had been the point guard in charge the last three seasons helping his teams move up to the BBL, but wasn't kept for the next season, while for Guyton it wasn't as dramatic as he was rewarded for his good play in Gotha helping build a playoff team. Curiously both guys ended up with the same club this season with the Basket Lowen Braunschweig as German head coach Frank Menz believed in their abilities and both have shown that their BBL season has been no fluke. Playing with the older Medlock has been a blessing in disguise for Guyton. 'It's been a pleasure to play with Los! After competing against him for so many years I was very familiar with his game. We had our share of battles. Now us being on the same team, every night I know I can count on him to bring it! Also with him having more experience than me I try to learn his little vet tricks', smiled Carlton Guyton (193-G-90, college: Kent St., agency: HMS)

The road to the German BBL has been a long one for Carlton Guyton and it had to start somewhere as even in teenager years, the current 26 year old 193cm guard had to prove himself which has been a standard procedure in the last 8 years. Players usually have some kind of nickname and before Guyton could first make a name for himself for the little known community college Mineral Area College in the heart of the pretty Ozark mountains in eastern, Missouri, he was crowned a special nickname by his parents way before he was dazzling on the court, but moreover when he still had diapers on. 'My mom and dad gave me the nickname as a baby. To make a long story short as a baby I was scooting around the basement and lord behold "Scootie" was born', laughed Carlton Guyton After first turning heads at Mineral area college and having to prove his basketball worth there first for two years before getting a chance at the NCAA Level, he then finally made the jump to the NCAA to the better known Kent State where he played from 2010-2012 amassing a total of 63 games and was able to average double figures in scoring each season. As a junior he played 32 games averaging 12.4ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.4apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 45.0%, 3PT: 40.1%, FT: 72.4%. As a senior he played 31 games averaging 10.2ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.5apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 46.7%, 3PT: 32.3%, FT: 78.3%. As a senior he scored in double figures 17 times including a 18 point game against Texas Arlington and 17 point games against Bowling Green and West Virginia. However his junior year was his most successful as he helped lead the team to the MAC tournament final and NIT Elite 8. It might not have been the NCAA tournament, but it is something he will never forget. 'After losing in the MAC Championship to our rivals Akron by 1 point in OT and not getting the chance to go dancing, the NIT was a great consultation prize. My fondest memory was just getting a chance to compete with my brothers', stressed Carlton Guyton In his two seasons at Kent State he played for two coaches Glen Ford and Rob Senderhof and had fond memories of them. 'S/O to the Flashes! My boys are going dancing. Coach Ford is really a "players coach" him being a former player he understands what guys go through. Coach Sendy he was a first time head coach when I was senior. We respected him as a coach that's why we fought so hard for him to get the job after Coach Ford left', stressed Carlton Guyton His teammate there Randall Holt is currently going through the same process as Guyton had been going in that he is fighting to be recognized and accepted at being able to play at the highest level, but so far his abilities have only been good enough in the German Pro B with Weissenhorn and Pro A with the Dresden Titans. 'Randal is a small guard with a big heart. He was the emotional leader of our team', added Carlton Guyton

After finishing school in 2012, there was nothing that stood in his way of a professional basketball career as people took notice of his solid two year career at Kent State and promptly was drafted by Erie BayHawks (D-League) in the seventh round at #108.He never played in the D-league and rather decided on going overseas and signed with the White Eagles Stockholm (Sweden-Basketligan). Often Americans will get that ultimate culture shock going from a big city to some back woods in the Ukraine, Poland or Austria where they may not find a Mcdonalds for hours. However coming from Chicago, Guyton felt at home in the capital city Stockholm, but the basketball style was something he had never witnessed before and something he had to get used to. He came to the White Eages in December and played 17 games averaging10.1ppg, 2.9rpg, 4.0apg, FGP: 49.4%, 3PT: 37.8%, FT: 82.1%. He was up and down in scoring and scored in double figures in eight games and saved his best for last as in the second to last game of the season against Jamtland, he poured in 34 points while netting eight trey's. After playing in a lower league in Sweden, the American was ready to make the next jump and he moved to Ehingen and has called Germany his basketball home ever since. With Ehingen, he balled in the Pro A playing 35 games averaging 13.7ppg, 3.8rpg, 4.7apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 49.0%, 3PT: 32.3%, FT: 67.9%. He scored in double figures in 28 games and showed that he could be a consistent scorer and helped the team reach the playoffs. He scored 21 points against BG Goettingen and netted 20 points against Magdeburg, Kirchheim, Heidelberg and Karlsruhe. The club lost a hard fought 5 game series against NBC, but he showed his playoff strength scoring in double figures in four games. With Ehingen, he got his freedom as a player from head coach Ralph Junge which enabled him to show how good he really was and led him to being a top Pro A guard in the years to follow. 'Ralph is great guy & coach. He really allowed me to play my game. Under him I was able to develop on the court and play through mistakes and kind of learned on the fly', added Carlton Guyton Not only was head coach Ralph Junge instrumental in the success of his game, but also teammate Virgil Matthews who seems to still be off the BBL radar. 'Virg was great for me. I was able to learn a lot from him. I love the pace he plays at. He's a guy that does it all (pts,ast,&rebs). Off the court he taught me a little German', joked Carlton Guyton After a strong first Pro A season in Ehingen, the American who compares his game to Jamal Crawford and lists Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks as his toughest adversary in the NCAA who was a one man fast break made the next step to Gotha. He played two seasons with Gotha where he helped the club reach the playoffs each season. In his first year there he played 38 games averaging 12.0ppg, 3.9rpg, 3.5apg, FGP: 49.6%, 3PT: 27.2%, FT: 73.7%. He scored in double figures in 26 games and some of his best scoring games were 26 points against current BBL teams Wurzburg and Jena and he also contributed 23 points against Kirchheim and 21 points against Hamburg and Baunach. In the playoffs they got by Science City Jena in four games, but lost to Wurzburg. In his second season with Gotha he played 35 games averaging 13.6ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.5apg, FGP: 48.7%, 3PT: 39.4%, FT: 73.9%. He scored in double figures 27 times including his first 19 games. Some of his bests coring games were 27 points against Hamburg and 24 points against Nurnberg. Gotha made a small run in the playoffs winning an exciting hard fought 5 game series against the Hamburg Towers, but not getting by SC Rasta Vechta who moved back up to the BBL. Guyton was disappointed recently about the removal of his Gotha coaches Chris Ensminger and Steven Esterkamp, but he credits much of his development to their guidance. 'Much love to Chris and Steve! They taught me some much over those two years. Not only on the court but off the court as well. To this day we still have a great relationship', stressed Carlton Guyton

After three years in the German Pro A, the American had paid his dues and was ready for the BBL and just needed a chance. Not only his decision making was one that had developed well in the Pro A 'My understanding of the game has developed tremendously. Credit my coaches! Being able to know when to go one on one & as well as how to put guys in the best position to score.', added Carlton Guyton The American found that new chance and first in the BBL with the Basket Lowen Braunschweig where he came into a situation where German head coach Frank Menz announced early on that he would give Germans minutes and with the slim budget couldn't haul in the big name players, but decided to give proven Pro A players like Carlton Guyton and Carlos Medlock a chance. This new plan of Menz didn't translate into wins as the club started off poorly losing seven of it's first eight games. 'New team, new coaching, new philosophies, & basically new everything. I think everyone was just trying to find their niche. As a competitor no one likes to lose! But it's also been a great learning experience. Adversity helps build character! I'm not use to losing so this has definitely been a new experience for me', stressed Carlton Guyton He injured his spine a few months ago and it seemed like it wouldn't heal this season, but he made his come back after all last weekend in the 67-66 loss to Wurzburg where he scored 3 points in 11 minutes. Up to the injury, the American had found his role and been a solid contributer as in 22 games he has averaged 10,9ppg, 3,1rpg and 2,0apg. He scored in double figures in 12 games including massive games against Wurzburg with 25 points and 20 points against Alba Berlin. He had no problems adjusting to the competitive BBL level, but just had to find his role. He also has been strong from outside as he shot 41% from the parking lot as it was the first time he had eclipsed the 40% mark since his junior season at Kent State. It hasn't been only putting up more reps in practice or having more precise shot selection. 'It's been a combination of both. Shooting as always been natural for me, but it didn't always show up in the percentages', added Carlton Guyton With so many young Germans on the club, the American has seen their development, and helped them more with his play than words. 'I'm more of a lead by example kind of guy. The young guys are very hard working and ambitious. Every day they come in eager to work and learn', said Carlton Guyton Even if the American is sidelined and can't help his team as they have a 2 game advantage over SC Rasta Vechta for the last spot in the league, he was confident in early March that his team would stay in the BBL. The American has proved he has game to stay in the BBL and believes it is his versatility that should keep him in the BBL. 'My ability to play both the 1 and 2 at this level', warned Carlton Guyton He lists being able to reach the highest level in Europe the Euroleague so he can continue to support his family as a goal that he still has a professional player, but having reached the German BBL hasn't been like a fairytale for the Chicago native since that fairytale is one that probably won't be reached, but one that every kid up to men involved with basketball dream about. 'My dream/fairytale is to play in the NBA. But its definitely an honor to play in the BBL. I was confident the entire time, I always believed I could play at the highest level', warned Carlton Guyton Dreaming of the NBA and playing at the highest level is something that is as normal coming out of any professional player as it is for basketball broadcaster Marv Albert yelling his famous Yesssssss whenever a bucket is made




Johannes Voigtmann selected the top German playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Johannes Voigtmann
Johannes Voigtmann
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Johannes Voigtmann (211-92, currently plays in Euroleague). He could not help Baskonia (17-13) in their last game. Despite Voigtmann's good performance Baskonia lost 90-98 on the road to the second-ranked CSKA. He recorded 12 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 26 minutes on the court. Voigtmann has relatively good stats this year: 10.1ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.7apg, 2FGP: 64.4%(103-160), 3FGP: 31.5% and FT: 73.1% in 33 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the German senior national team.

Dennis Schroeder
Dennis Schroeder
   #2. Second place goes to former international point guard Dennis Schroeder (181-93, agency: Octagon Europe, currently plays in NBA). Schroeder was the major contributor in an Atlanta Hawks' victory against the Washington Wizards (49-33) 116-98 in the NBA last Saturday. He scored 27 points (!!!) and added 9 assists. The Atlanta Hawks have 43-39 record this season. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. It's Schroeder's fourth year with the team. Schroeder has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 18.2ppg, 3.2rpg, 6.3apg, 2FGP: 48.6%, 3FGP: 34.0% and FT: 85.3%. Schroeder played for the German national team in 2015.

Isaiah Hartenstein
Isaiah Hartenstein
   #3. The German player who performed third best last week abroad was U18 international power forward Isaiah Hartenstein (211-98, currently plays in Lithuania). He led Zalgiris to a victory against the fifth-ranked Juventus (19-17) 90-76 in the Lithuanian LKL on Wednesday night. Hartenstein scored 12 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 22 minutes. B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (33-3) is placed first in the LKL. It was his team's 11th 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 Hartenstein's first season with the team. This year his overall stats are: 5.2ppg, 4.1rpg, 2FGP: 55.4%(36-65), 3FGP: 29.2% and FT: 67.5% in 23 games. Hartenstein is also a member of the German U18 national team.

Heiko Schaffartzik
Heiko Schaffartzik
   #4. An experienced point guard Heiko Schaffartzik (183-84, currently plays in FIBA Europe Cup) contributed to a 3-point JSF Nanterre's victory against the leader Chalon/Saor (5-1) 82-79 in the FIBA Europe Cup on Tuesday night. Schaffartzik scored 13 points, made 4 passes and 3 steals. It was the game of the round between two top 2 ranked teams in group N. JSF Nanterre (4-2) is placed second. This season Schaffartzik has relatively solid stats: 11.9ppg, 2.1rpg and 5.0apg. He used to play for the German national team back in 2015.

Paul Zipser
Paul Zipser
   #5. International swingman Paul Zipser (203-94, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in NBA) contributed to a Chicago Bulls' victory against the Boston Celtics (53-29) 111-97 in the NBA in Tuesday night's game. Zipser scored 16 points in 29 minutes. The Chicago Bulls have 41-41 record this season. This year Zipser's total stats are: 5.7ppg and 2.9rpg in 48 games. He plays currently for the German national team.

Tilo Klette
Tilo Klette
   #6. Power forward Tilo Klette (206-77, currently plays in Austria) helped Gmunden Swans win their game against the league outsider Dukes (4-27) 89-72 in the Austrian A Bundesliga on Sunday night. Klette recorded 8 points and added 3 passes in only 14 minutes. Basket Swans Gmunden (21-10) is placed second in the A Bundesliga. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Klette has reliable stats this year: 13.0ppg, 4.6rpg and 2.5apg in 31 games. He is a former U22 international player as he played for the German team eighteen years ago.

Bjoern Schoo
Bjoern Schoo
   #7. Former international center Bjoern Schoo (213-81, college: Northern St., currently plays in Switzerland) was not able to help Starwings in their game against Geneve Lions (15-10) in the Swiss LNA. He scored 9 points in 19 minutes. But the sixth-placed Starwings (12-13) was crushed in an overtime 110-88 in Geneve by the higher-ranked (#4) Lions in the Places 1-6 group. There are only two games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game will be important. Schoo has averaged so far 6.7ppg and 4.4rpg in 24 games. He used to play for the German national team eleven years ago.

Thomas Kaspereit
Thomas Kaspereit
   #8. Power forward Thomas Kaspereit (199-83, currently plays in Luxembourg) helped Kordall Steelers edge the fourth-ranked Bascharage (4-25) 78-76 in the Luxembourg Total League on Sunday night. Kaspereit recorded 8 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Kordall Steelers (17-13) is placed third in Playdowns 2 group. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. There are only two games left until the end of the Second Stage. Kaspereit has averaged so far 7.2ppg and 3.8rpg. He used to play for the German U16 national team back in 1999.

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

   #1. Experienced Kiril Wachsmann (203-C-84, college: Iona, currently plays in Uruguay) led Defensor to an easy victory against the third-ranked Aguada (8-6) 95-79 in the Uruguayan LUB in Monday night's game. He recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting 14 rebounds. Wachsmann also added 5 assists. Defensor Sporting Club Montevideo (6-8) is placed seventh in Promocional 1 group. Wachsmann's total stats this season are: 7.9ppg, 8.6rpg and 1.5apg.

   #2. Bar Timor (190-PG-92, currently plays in Israel) led Hapoel Jerusalem to a 2-point victory against the closely-ranked Hapoel Holon (18-10) 73-71 in the Israeli Winner League last Thursday. He recorded 12 points and added 4 passes in 26 minutes. Hapoel Jerusalem (15-13) is placed fifth in the Winner League. This year Timor's total stats are: 10.0ppg, 2.3rpg and 3.6apg in 26 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: German and Israeli.

   #3. Christopher Razis (194-PG-89, currently plays in Greece). Razis could not help AGOR (13-13) to beat Kolossos HH (13-13). He cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. Razis scored only 3 points and added 3 passes. AGOR was defeated 78-73 on the road by the lower-ranked Kolossos HH (#7). This season Razis averages just 1.5ppg. He is another player who holds two passports: Cypriot and German.

   #4. Joachim Thoss (201-C-81, currently plays in Philippines) was not able to help Alaska Aces in their game against Phoenix (4-3) in the Filipino PBA. Thoss scored 8 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Alaska Aces were defeated 94-86 at home by the lower-ranked Phoenix (#8). There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Thoss is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fifth year in Alaska Aces' roster. His stats this season are: 10.2ppg and 5.0rpg. Thoss has both German and Filipino nationalities.

   #5. Dimitris Cheilaris (206-F-90, currently plays in Greece) contributed to Iraklis' victory against the 12th-ranked Doxa Pefkon (10-18) 79-72 in the Greek A2 (second division) in Wednesday night's game. Cheilaris scored 9 points in 15 minutes. GS Iraklis Thessaloniki (25-3) is placed first in the A2. It was his team's 12th consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. Cheilaris has averaged so far 6.7ppg and 2.7rpg in 28 games. He also holds two passports: German and Greek. Despite Cheilaris' German nationality, he previously played for the Greek U16 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the German team.

   #6. Linus Jakszt (99, currently plays in New Zealand) was not able to secure a victory for Rangers in their game against Saints in the New Zealand NBL. Jakszt cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points. His team were crushed by 36 points 103-67. This season Jakszt averages just 1.0ppg. He holds both New Zealand and German passports.



Austin Waverly is getting better everyday - by Edward Gonzales

Still better center Waverly Austin (211-C-91, college: Oregon, agency: Octagon Europe) has gone a long way from his native country to the Europe, where he discovers the country of his mother's ancestors - Germany. Fredericksburg (Virginia) native started his basketball career in the USA. He gain the award 'Player of the Year' in the NJCAA, which opened him doors to Oregon to play in NCAA.

Waverly decided to adopt the German nationality and continue in his basketball career in Europe as American-German player. The first European basketball steps he made in University City Heidelberg, where helped local team to end on the 6th place and to play play-off. His performance during season in ProA excited interest from BBL.

It's his 2nd season with Eisbaeren Bremerhaven this year and he shows, how improved his orientation in the air around the rim. His athletic skills are very well and can effective dunk. It's one thing, but he is valid for the team on both court sides.

He averaged 4.81 points and 3 rebounds in his first season while this season he is averaging 7.65 points and 4.03 rebounds. It means 19.74 points per 40 minutes.

He is on the beginning of the second tens in rebounding. Waverly grab more then 10 rebounds per 40 minutes. Even better position has in blocking the shots. More than 5 percent of all offenses against Waverly end with blocked shot. He's the 3rd best center in this skill in whole league and on the 4th spot totally.

Waverly has the best years of career ahead, now in 26 and when he found the country which connects him with past of his family.



Chris Miller (Giessen Pointers) I Had To Mature Faster Than The Average Rookie - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Christopher Miller (192-F/G-93, college: Salem Intern.) is a 23 year old 193cm guard from Brooklyn, New York that completed his rookie season in Germany with VfL Bensheim (2.Regionalliga). Before coming to Europe, he got semi-pro league experience in the states with the jamestown jackals. He played college ball at Salem international University and graduated in 2015. He spoke to eurobasket about his rookie season in Germany and before he signed with the Giessen Pointers.

Chris thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. Where are you at the moment and how is professional basketball life treating you as a rookie

Hello, and thank you for having me. I am Currently in New York City In the gym crafting my game for next season. I am blessed, I get to do what I love and earn money from it, not many people can say that.

You have had a long rookie season as you went through the Ron Howard Hoops program last season and prompt got signed by German rRgionaliga two team Bensheim. Did your rookie season full fill your expectations of what it would be like in your first professional season?

It was a long journey to get to VFL Bensheim but overall I am happy with the way I have handled this year. I came in with the mindset to prove that I belong in this profession and I believe I achieved that goal.


Bensheim finished in ninth place out of 12 team and had a 10-12 record. You had a great rookie season being the MVP. Did your great stat season help lessen the tension of having a losing season?

Our season was very rough. In the beginning we had a full team and were seen as a contender. As the year went on we lost 7 players and a coach. I had to increase my level of play tremendously for my team to have a chance to win. I was looked at to score a bulk of the points, defend, assist .. Basically be the "MR. Everything " of the team kind of like Russel Westbrook this year. The outcome doesn't look pretty on paper, but given the situation I was put in I feel I did a pretty good job.

What do you feel was missing from the Bensheim team that could have ended the season higher up in the standings?


Even being under manned we still found a way to compete. One of our biggest problems was scoring. Almost the whole season the opposing team would play box and 1 denying me the ball. We had trouble punishing teams with when they did that. I feel if we had one more guy who could go get a basket and another big man we would of won the league no question.


Your stats were simply amazing with 24.1 Points 7 Rebounds 4 Assists 2.2 Steals Per Game
30.2 points the last 11 Games and single game high 49 Points 5 Assists. Did it sometimes feel like you were a man playing among kids?

I would not say that. I respect all of my competition. I would say that I work very hard on my craft and I finally got a chance to show it at a professional level. I let my game speak for itself.


You had an amazing 49 point game. Was that the highest scoring game that you have had at any level in your career?


Actually no, I scored 50 points in College. It was Senior night and the last game in front of my home crowd. I scored 50 points in dedication to my mother who had passed away in the beginning of that season in 2012. Whats crazy about it is the fact that I didn't hit one single 3. There was also 9 minutes left when I was taken out of the game so who knows what could of happened.


Take us through that game again. Did you know quickly that this would be a very good day for you?

During the warmups I remember being tired. I stayed up the night before mentally prepping for a good game. In the previous match up with this team I rolled my ankle on an opponents foot and had to sit out 3 weeks. This was a revenge game for me. During the game I came out with high intensity on defense, got steals and easy baskets early. I was locked in the whole game. We also won by 24 points so that was overall a good day for me.

Do you ever ponder about the idea what your game would look like against higher competition and if you could still be so dominant?


I work hard on my craft day in and day out . I dedicate everything I have to this. I do not worry about competition, I worry about being the best player I can be. I know I can be successful at higher levels and I believe I will get the chance to prove it.


How do you believe this season helped you develop and mature as a player? It wasn't the best competition, but you ruled on the court.


This year I had to mature faster than the average rookie. Given the situation with players leaving the club I was looked at as the leader. I had to dedicate myself to be that leader for my team. Personally my goal was to come in and dominate to show even though I came from a small school I shouldn't be overlooked. The outcome of the season should be credited to the hard work I put in. To me It doesn't matter which league you play in. What matters is what you do with your opportunity.


How thankful are you of having had the opportunity to get your first European experience with Howard Hoops and getting looked at last summer?


I am thankful for Ronald Howard's Tour. I think what he is doing is great. He is helping guys like me get in front of these coaches and actually show them that it doesn't matter what school that person went to. A lot of players get denied because they didn't go to top D1 schools which to me is not fair. Ronald's tours are defiantly changing the mindsets of these International coaches and agents while giving guys a legit chance to show their talents.


Do you feel you would have had this opportunity without the Howard Hoops opportunity last summer?

I feel I am a go getter and I work to get what I want. So without Ron I would of gotten a contract somehow some way. However I am grateful That he saw my ambition and led me in the right direction. He actually Invited me to his tour 2 years ago. I came this year and the rest was history.


What do you believe was the most important thing that you learned in your rookie season playing for a German Regionalliga team two that will help you make the next step next season?

I learned how to play a good mix between American style and European style. Being here opened my eyes to different ways to play. My basketball IQ has greatly increased from playing this year. I see now that the players who have long successful careers are players that have high IQ.


What do you believe you must improve in your game and what things will you be working most on on refining your game this summer?

My IQ has increased. I learned situations, when to pass, when to take over and score , when to step back and let my teammates take lead, how to deal with tough situations. In this off season I am going to work on my whole game. My goal is to be complete player who can impact the game in every way.


What is the next step for Christopher Miller? Do you feel like your game is ready for the next step of German Regionaliga or Pro B?

Right now I do not know. I can say whatever club I will play for I will give it my all. I am confident I will get my chance at the big leagues. I will be here crafting until its my time to move up.

Could you imagine exploring basketball in another country next season?

I love new experiences so I wouldnt mind playing in another country. However Germany will always be my second home.


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

In his Interview with NBA tv Green stated that he was locked in defensively. He felt he was in the right spots to get rebounds, steals, deflections and blocks. He knows he is not a top option offensively on his team, but he found a way to impact the game. I think he accepts his role and plays it very well. Most players just care about scoring, but I feel things like this are just as important to having a successful team.

Devin Booker lit up the Boston Celtics and was only the sixth player to ever have done that in the NBA. Did it surprise you that it was him and not someone else as there are other guys that come to mind that could probably have done it before the talented 20 year old?

I am a big fan of Devin Booker. He is a very skilled player and you can see he puts in hours of hard work on his craft. I honestly did not have him as a first choice to reach 70 points but I knew he would become a star in the NBA.

What is your opinion about Boston Celtic point guard Isaiah Thomas. Is he a top 5 NBA point guard at the moment or does he need a big playoff run to get there?

I think he has solidified his spot as a top 5 point guard at the moment. His numbers are insane and they are leading to wins which is big. They are currently number 1 in the East as well and that is all credited to his play.


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

I think this should be shown to kids who have aspirations to be a professional. That game was so amazing for the fact that he just took advantage of his spots. He didn't dribble 100 times or try to break his defender each time down the floor. To me this should be ranked in the top 10 of NBA performances all time.


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

I believe he is the mvp of the league. His stats are remarkable. Whats even better is the fact that his teammates are not very strong talent wise but he continues to will them to victories


How special was the run of South Carolina at the 2017 NCAA tournament? Do you feel like this was the story of March Madness 2017'?

I feel South Carolina was great for this years march madness. They beat some good teams and shook up the brackets. I am happy they made it as far as they did. It gives the spotlight to some other teams for once.

Is Lonzo Ball the real thing? Do you feel like he will be able to develop further despite the antics of his father on social media?

Right now it is hard to tell. I will be watching and I wish the best for him in his career.


There has been criticism of Russell Westbrook to be focusing more on rebounding to help inflate his stats and possibilities of getting triple doubles instead of focusing on his defensive assignments. Do you feel that this is a fair assessment to the player Russell Westbrook?

I do not feel he focuses on padding his stats. I believe it is great that he does rebound because that way he can start the fast break himself. He will forever have a spot in history for his performance this year.


What was the last movie that you saw?

The last movie I saw was Get OUT . It was very controversial but I enjoyed watching it.


Thanks Chris for the chat.



Sebastian Gleim Takes Over The Fraport Skyliners Juniors - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

After 5 years coaching the Fraport Skyliners Juniors and being an assistant coach for the Fraport Skyliners, Eric Detlev will leave the organization and take on a new challenge. The club announced that Sebastian Gleim who has been with the club since 2014 will take over as the head coach of the pro B team. During his 5 seasons with the Fraport Skyliners, Detlev was able to lead the team to the playoffs as well as reaching the Pro B final. He also had an important part in helping future national players Johannes Voigtmann, Danilo Barthel and Konstantin Klein develop further as well as bringing along current German hopeful Niklas Kiel as well as other young German players Isaacc Bonga, and Cosmo Gruehn as well as helping guys like Stefan Ilzhoefer and Max Merz become better players. "I am happy to have been part of this great program the last 5 years. We have shown here how to integrate youth players into the Bundesliga. Now it's time to make a new start. I am thankful for all here for the opportunities that I was given and will keep Frankfurt in my heart", stressed Eric Detlev. "I want to thank Eric for his engagement the last years. He did a very good job with our pro B team. He did a good job implimenting our philsophies. He also did a good job with our BBL team with the individual work with the players, scouting and practices", stated Fraport Skyliners head coach Gordon Herbert.

Sebastian Gleim is no unknown coach in the Frankfurt organization as he is currently in his third season and has had many duties. He came from SC Rist Wedel where he was coach for some years and came to Frankfurt in 2014 and was the NBBL coach the last two seasons and also was the acting manager for the youth program and school, was an assistant with the BBL team and coached the U-18 Oberliga team. He also has belonged to various coaching staff for German youth national teams. "Eric was a great colleaugue as well as person. I have the feeling that I belong to Frankfurt. I have great working conditions here and a great situation. We have developed further with our structures, but havent reached our limit yet. I am very happy to have been able to extend my contract until 2019. It is also important not to give up my position of acting manager for the youth program despite being Pro B coach now. I feel that I am resposible for doing this. I just love to stand in the gym with my players no matter what league", stressed Sebastian Gleim . "It is good that Sebastian takes over the Pro B team. His main duty will be to take over the individual work with the young players. The main goal for thePro B team isn't wining, but developing the young players. We want to bring them into competitive situations and give them responsibility. It is good for our system that he coach the Pro B team. He has done a great job in our youth system. He already knew young players like Isaac Bonga and Richard Freudenberg very well due to his work with youth national teams and had a large influence on them coming here", stressed Gordon Herbert.

Source:Fraport Skyliners



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Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Ken BROWN
  Koroivos
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 16.3
 1. Brown, Koroivos16.3 
 2. Cummings, Aris14.7 
 3. Barlow, Trikalla14.0 
 4. Starks, Koroivos13.6 
 5. Hall, Koroivos13.4 
 6. Gotcher, Koroivos12.9 
 7. Lojeski, Olympiacos12.6 
 8. Punter, Lavrio12.5 
 9. James, Panathin.12.5 
 10. Clark, Promitheas12.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Keith CLANTON
  PAOK
  (205-C/F-90)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Clanton, PAOK9.3 
 2. Biruta, Trikalla7.0 
 3. Evans, Lavrio6.9 
 4. Fitzpatrick, AGOR6.9 
 5. Hall, Koroivos6.7 
 6. Singleton, Panathin.6.3 
 7. Toutziarakis, Kymis6.2 
 8. Faye, Promitheas6.1 
 9. Vasilopoulos, Kolossos.5.8 
 10. Reddic, Kolossos HH5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Ken BROWN
  Koroivos
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Brown, Koroivos7.3 
 2. Calathes, Panathin.5.6 
 3. Spanoulis, Olympiacos5.4 
 4. Starks, Koroivos4.9 
 5. Talton, AGOR4.2 
 6. Scott, Doxa L.4.1 
 7. Hall, Kolossos HH4.1 
 8. Nixon, Lavrio4.0 
 9. El-Amin, Kymis3.9 
 10. Ukic, AEK Athens3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Shannon SCOTT
  Doxa L.
  (186-PG-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Scott, Doxa L.2.0 
 2. Hickey, Apollon .1.9 
 3. Brown, Koroivos1.8 
 4. Xanthopoulos, Aris1.7 
 5. Singleton, Panathin.1.6 
 6. Gotcher, Koroivos1.6 
 7. Releford, Kolossos.1.6 
 8. Jones, Promitheas1.4 
 9. Moore, Promitheas1.4 
 10. Cummings, Aris1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Jito KOK
  Lavrio
  (206-C-94)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Kok, Lavrio1.5 
 2. Clanton, PAOK1.1 
 3. Raines, Apollon .1.1 
 4. Orton, Kymis1.0 
 5. Kravic, AGOR1.0 
 6. Milutinov, Olympiacos1.0 
 7. Birch, Olympiacos1.0 
 8. Fitzpatrick, AGOR1.0 
 9. Kavvadas, Aris0.9 
 10. Reddic, Kolossos HH0.9 


A1 Round 3 of Play-Offs. AGOR overcome Kolossos to advance - by Eurobasket News

AGOR - Kolossos HH 69-55

AGOR advanced into quarterfinal stage. They overcame Kolossos in the decider. The game was mostly controlled by AGOR. Kolossos HH managed to win second period 23-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for forward Haralampos Giannopoulos (200-89) who led his team to a victory with 20 points. American guard Walter Lemon-Jr (190-92, college: Bradley) contributed with 20 points (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) for the winners. Four AGOR players scored in double figures. The former international forward Panagiotis Vasilopoulos (202-84) answered with 15 points and American forward Juvonte Reddic (206-92, college: VCU) added 10 points in the effort for Kolossos HH. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
AGOR: W.Lemon Jr. 20+1reb+2ast, H.Giannopoulos 20+4reb+1ast, R.Arnold 14+6reb+1ast, G.Talton 10+2reb+4ast, T.Fitzpatrick 3+14reb+1ast, G.Panaretakis 2
Kolossos HH: P.Vasilopoulos 15+4reb+3ast, J.Reddic 10+4reb, R.Ahonen 10+4reb, E.Watson 9+5reb, C.Saloustros 5+6reb+1ast, T.Releford 4+4reb+3ast
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Giannis Antetokounmpo's 30 points make him top Greek player abroad of the week - by Eurobasket Center

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

Giannis Antetokounmpo
Giannis Antetokounmpo
   #1. This week's number one is an international swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo (211-94, agency: Octagon Europe, currently plays in NBA). He could not help the Milwaukee Bucks (42-40) in their last game. Despite Antetokounmpo's very good performance the Milwaukee Bucks (42-40) were crushed 118-93 on the road by the Toronto Raptors. He was the top scorer with 30 points. Antetokounmpo also added 9 rebounds, passed 3 assists and added 3 blocks in 41 minutes on the court. It's Antetokounmpo's fourth season with the team. He has individually a very good year with high stats. Antetokounmpo averages: 22.9ppg, 8.8rpg, 5.4apg, 1.8bpg, 1.7spg, 2FGP: 56.2%(651-1159), 3FGP: 27.7% and FT: 75.8% in 85 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Greek and Nigerian. Antetokounmpo is currently a member of the Greek senior national team.

Konstantinos Sloukas
Konstantinos Sloukas
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Konstantinos Sloukas (197-90, currently plays in Euroleague). He contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Panathinaikos (19-11) 79-61 in the Euroleague last Tuesday. Sloukas scored 6 points and added 4 assists. Fenerbahce Istanbul (18-12) is placed fifth in the Euroleague. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. Sloukas' overall stats this season are: 9.5ppg, 2.1rpg, 4.6apg, 2FGP: 45.5%, 3FGP: 43.3% and FT: 88.1%. He is in the roster of the Greek senior national team.

Ian Vougioukas
Ian Vougioukas
   #3. The Greek player who performed third best last week abroad was former international power forward Ian Vougioukas (212-85, college: St.Louis, currently plays in VTB United League). Vougioukas led his Russian team Lokomotiv to a victory against the bottom-ranked Parma (1-23) 84-71 in the VTB United League on Wednesday night. He scored 12 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists in a mere 19 minutes. Lokomotiv Kuban (19-5) is placed fourth in group A. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the VTB United League Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Vougioukas' first season with the team. Vougioukas has relatively good stats this year: 10.1ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.6apg, 2FGP: 59.0%(85-144) and FT: 78.3% in 24 games. Former Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus starter played for the Greek national team three years ago.

Fotios Lampropoulos
Fotios Lampropoulos
   #4. An experienced power forward Fotios Lampropoulos (206-83, currently plays in Argentina) was the major contributor in an Boca Juniors' victory against the ninth-ranked Atenas (18-30) 114-103 in the Argentinian LigaA in Tuesday night's game. He recorded 27 points (!!!) and grabbed 7 rebounds. Aerochaco Boca Juniors Capital Feder (17-33) is placed tenth in Sur group. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. This season Lampropoulos has very high stats. He averages: 16.5ppg, 8.8rpg and 1.8apg. Lampropoulos used to play for the Greek U18 national team back in 2003.

Dimitrios Katsivelis
Dimitrios Katsivelis
   #5. Former international guard Dimitrios Katsivelis (196-91, currently plays in Kazakhstan) contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider Tobol crushing them 99-70 in the Kazakhstan National League last Friday. He recorded 10 points and added 4 assists. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. BK Astana (16-0) is placed first in the National League. So far his team won all sixteen games in the Semi-Finals. Katsivelis' overall stats this season are: 9.9ppg, 4.6rpg, 6.4apg and 2.6spg. He used to play for the Greek national team four years ago.

Stratos Perperoglou
Stratos Perperoglou
   #6. Small forward Stratos Perperoglou (203-84, currently plays in Spain) managed to help FC Barcelona Lassa in a victory against the closely-ranked Unicaja Malaga (18-10) 89-70 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Sunday night. Perperoglou scored only 2 points in 10 minutes. FC Barcelona Lassa (19-9) is placed fifth in the Liga Endesa. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. This year Perperoglou's overall stats are: 8.0ppg and 2.5rpg in 22 games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Greek National Team roster.

Anastasios Traianos
Anastasios Traianos
   #7. Former U20 international swingman Anastasios Traianos (197-87, currently plays in United Kingdom) was not able to help Manchester Giants in their game against Bristol Acadamy Flyers (16-17) in the British BBL. Traianos recorded only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. The bottom-ranked Manchester Giants was defeated 89-81 in Bristol by the higher-ranked Acadamy Flyers (#7). The Regular Season already ended. Traianos' total stats this season are: 5.4ppg and 2.8rpg. He used to play for the Greek U20 national team eleven years ago.

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

   #1. Zach Auguste (208-C-93, agency: Pensack Sports, college: Notre Dame, currently plays in Turkey). He could not help Usak Sportlif (8-19) to beat Tofas (12-15). Auguste scored 9 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 20 minutes. But Usak Sportlif lost 69-82 on the road to the higher-ranked (#9) Tofas. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This year Auguste has relatively solid stats: 11.7ppg and 7.5rpg in 23 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Auguste has never played in Greece.

   #2. Nikolaos Stylianou (198-F-88, college: W.Texas A&M, currently plays in Cyprus) led Keravnos to a 1-point victory against the closely-ranked AEK (16-4) 80-79 in the Cypriot Division A on Tuesday night. He recorded 11 points. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Keravnos Strovolou (14-1) is placed first in the Division A. It was his team's tenth consecutive victory in a row. This season Stylianou has relatively solid stats: 10.9ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.8apg. He has a dual citizenship: Greek and Cypriot.

   #3. Trian Iliadis (190-G-89, college: ODU, currently plays in Australia) led Wanneroo to a victory over the ninth-ranked Lightning (3-5) crushing them 98-78 in the Australian State League (second division) in Friday night's game. Iliadis was MVP of the game. He scored 19 points in 24 minutes. Joondalup City Wanneroo Wolves (5-1) are placed third in SBL group. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Iliadis is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Wanneroo's roster. Iliadis has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 19.6ppg, 3.8rpg, 4.2apg and 2.6spg in five games. Iliadis is another player who holds two passports: Greek and Australian. Despite his Greek nationality, Iliadis previously played for the Australian university national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Greek team.

   #4. Experienced Vassilis Kounas (194-G-84, currently plays in Cyprus) was not able to help one of league's weakest teams Apoel (11-9) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite Kounas' good performance Apoel was defeated 73-64 at home by the second-ranked AEK. He was the second best scorer with 13 points. Kounas also added 5 rebounds. Kounas is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Apoel's roster. His total stats this season are: 7.6ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.6apg. Kounas has both Greek and Cypriot nationalities.

   #5. Maximiliano Sole (198-F-88, agency: Duran International, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a Real Madrid II's victory against the seventh-ranked Villarrobledo (15-13) 79-71 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) last Saturday. He recorded 16 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 38 minutes. Real Madrid II (22-6) is placed first in Group B. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. This year Sole has relatively solid stats: 11.9ppg, 8.4rpg, 2.4apg and 1.6spg in 28 games. He also holds two passports: Uruguayan and Greek.

   #6. Patrick Calathes (207-F-85, college: St.Joseph's, currently plays in Italy) was not able to secure a victory for AV Cantu in their game against Vanoli Cremona in the Italian Serie A. Calathes cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 2 points. His team was defeated 93-82. Calathes' total stats this season are: 7.0ppg and 4.7rpg. He is a naturalized American. Calathes used to play for Costa Cafe Marousi in Greek league.

   #7. Max Calligeros (197-F/C-92, currently plays in Australia) helped Sturt Sabres win their game against the leader North Adelaide Rockets 77-64 in the Australian State League (second division) in Saturday night's game. He scored 8 points in 15 minutes. This year Calligeros' total stats are: 4.8ppg and 2.3rpg in four games. He has dual citizenship: Greek and Australian.

   #8. Grant Fiorentinos (208-F/C-92, college: SIU Edwardsville, currently plays in New Zealand) couldn't help Hawks (1-6) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite Fiorentinos' good performance the bottom-ranked Hawks were badly defeated 106-89 in Christchurch by the higher-ranked Rams (#3). He recorded 12 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. This season Fiorentinos has very high stats. He averages: 15.3ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.3apg. Fiorentinos holds both British and Greek passports. Despite his Greek nationality, Fiorentinos previously played for the British U20 national team and probably cannot be called to the Greek team.

   #9. Emils Duselis (192-G/F, currently plays in Australia) helped Hills Hornets win their game against the sixth-ranked Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 74-71 in the Australian State League (second division) on Saturday night. He scored 11 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 27 minutes. This year Duselis has relatively solid stats: 12.6ppg, 5.3rpg and 4.9apg in eight games. He has Greek and Australian nationalities.



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USAC keep the perfect record - by Eurobasket News

USAC keep the perfect record in Liga Mayor Metropolitano. They improved to a 7-0 record after the latest victories to keep the top place. GSM is second with a 6-3 record, while Bantrab has a 5-3 record. GMS lost to Amatitlan 52-60, while Club Force beat Villa Nueva 69-67 in the last games. Earlier TecnoRed lost to Millonarios 77-87.


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2016-17 ALL-USA North Carolina Boys Basketball Team - by Eurobasket News

USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the American Family Insurance ALL-USA North Carolina Boys Basketball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2016-17 season.

COACH OF THE YEAR
Tony Marshburn, Northside (Jacksonville)
Marshburn guided the Monarchs to a perfect 30-0 record and the first state championship for the school in any sport. Northside won every game but one by 17 or more points, including the Class 2A title-winning 86-67 decision over North Surry.

FIRST TEAM
Player of the Year

Sage Surratt, G, Lincolnton, 6-4/210, Sr.
The Wake Forest football recruit fired in 35.7 points per game and finished second on the state's all-time scoring list with 2,951 career points. The first athlete ever chosen as North Carolina's Associated Press Player of the Year in both basketball and football, Surratt also pulled down 11.8 rebounds and dished out 5.5 assists per contest.

Coby White (6'3''-G/F), G, Greenfield (Wilson), 6-5/190, Jr.
The state's Gatorade Player of the Year fired in 31.4 points per game while also contributing 7.2 rebounds and 6.1 assists.

Lavar Batts Jr. (6'3''-PG-98), G, Robinson (Concord), 6-3/170, Sr.
A North Carolina State signee, Batts averaged 24 points, seven rebounds and five assists per game as a senior.

Wendell Moore (6'5''-F/G), F, Cox Mill (Concord), 6-6/205, So.
The North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association Player of the Year, Moore carried his team to the Class 3A state championship, averaging 25.0 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 2.3 steals per game.

Jairus Hamilton, F, Cannon (Concord), 6-8/220, Jr.
The Charlotte Observer Player of the Year and a top 40 national recruit, Hamilton averaged 23 points and 7.5 rebounds per contest.

SECOND TEAM
J.P. Moorman, F, Greensboro Day, 6-7/205, Sr.
Jayden Gardner (6'7''-F), F, Heritage (Wake Forest), 6-7/230, Jr.
Blake Harris (6'4''-PG), G, Word of God (Raleigh), 6-3/170, Sr.
Devon Dotson (6'2''-G), G, Providence Day (Charlotte), 6-2/180, Jr.
Tyler Maye, G, Farmville Central, 6-1/170, Sr.
Courtesy of: usatodayhss.com



2016-17 ALL-USA Utah Boys Basketball Team - by Eurobasket News

USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Utah Boys Basketball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2016-17 season.

COACH OF THE YEAR
Graydon Buchmiller, Ridgeline (Millville)
A year ago, Ridgeline High didn't even exist, but behind Buchmiller the first-year Riverhawks were able to make a startling run to the Class 3A state championship. Ridgeline (21-4) finished off the magical season by beating Juan Diego in the state final, 89-63, avenging an earlier defeat.

FIRST TEAM
Player of the Year

Emmanuel Akot (6'7''-G-99), G, Wasatch Academy (Mount Pleasant), 6-7/205, Jr.
A top 20 national recruit, Akot led the Tigers to a 24-5 record, the quarterfinals of the DICK'S High School Nationals and a No. 17 ranking in the USA TODAY's Super 25. Akot averaged 16.8 points, 6.7 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 2.3 steals per game.

Trevin Knell (6'5''-G), G, Woods Cross, 6-5/195, Sr.
A University of California commit, the senior sharpshooter averaged 25.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.

Jaxon Brenchley (6'6''-PG), G, Ridgeline (Millville), 6-5/190, Sr.
The state's Gatorade Player of the Year led the Riverhawks to a Class 3A title in their first year of existence, averaging 19.7 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.7 assists along the way.

Branden Carlson (6'11''-C/F), C, Bingham (South Jordan), 6-11/210, Sr.
The Utah commit was a steady presence in the middle for the 5A state champs, posting averages of 13.7 pts, and 8.1 rebounds.

Stockton Shorts, F, Copper Hills (West Jordan), 6-4/205, Sr.
The Salt Lake Tribune Player of the Year contributed 23.6 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.7 steals on a nightly basis.

SECOND TEAM
Hunter Erickson, G, Timpview (Provo), 6-3/180, Jr.
Dason Youngblood (6'2''-PG), G, Bingham (South Jordan), 6-2/180, Sr.
Matt Lindsey (6'1''-G), G/F, Olympus (Salt Lake City), 6-4/190, Sr.
Josip Vrankic (6'10''-F/C-98), F/C, Wasatch Academy (Mount Pleasant), 6-8/215, Jr.
Andrew Slack, C, Springville, 6-5/250, Sr.
Courtesy of: usatodayhss.com



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Eredivisie Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Zwolle and Groningen post victories - by Eurobasket News

Leiden - Zwolle 81-92

Zwolle outgunned Leiden to even the series at 1-1. The game was mostly controlled by Zwolle. Leiden managed to win second period 23-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They shot the lights out from three sinking 15 long-distance shots on high 55.6 percentage. Zwolle looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was American center Clayton Vette (202-88, college: Winona St., agency: Court Side) who scored 24 points. The other American import guard JT Tiller (188-88, college: Missouri) chipped in 15 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. The former international Jessey Voorn (197-90, agency: Court Side) produced 19 points and 5 assists and international forward Mohamed Kherrazi (200-90) added 12 points and 10 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Leiden: J.Voorn 19+1reb+5ast, R.Jansen 18+3reb+3ast, D.Draper 16+7reb+1ast, M.Kherrazi 12+10reb+2ast, J.Lee 10+2reb+3ast, L.Enobakhare 3+3reb
Zwolle: C.Vette 24+4reb+1ast, J.Yoho 18+3reb+2ast, O.Schaftenaar 18+4reb, J.Tiller 15+6reb+7ast, N.Oudendag 10+10reb+2ast, M.Schilder 4+1reb+4ast
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Den Bosch - Groningen 60-96

Groningen fired past Den Bosch on the road to secure 2-0 lead in the series. The game without a history. Groningen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 64.2 percent from the field and made 19-of-23 charity shots (82.6 percent) during the game. Groningen had a 28-15 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 31 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Den Bosch's players. The game was dominated by American players. Point guard Lance Jeter (191-88, college: Nebraska) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 6 assists. Forward Chase Fieler (203-92, college: FGCU) contributed with 11 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Five Groningen players scored in double figures. Groningen's coach Erik Braal felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Charles Mitchell (203, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports) replied with 13 points and 7 rebounds and swingman Justin Watts (196-90, college: N.Carolina) added 18 points in the effort for Den Bosch.
Top scorers:
Den Bosch: J.Watts 18+2reb+1ast, C.Mitchell 13+7reb+1ast, M.Aarts 8+3reb, D.Balentine 8+3reb, R.Pagter Ralf 7+4reb, S.Wessels 4+3reb+1ast
Groningen: L.Jeter 19+3reb+6ast, S.Cunningham 14+2reb+4ast, B.Veenstra 11+4reb+1ast, C.Fieler 11+9reb+6ast, A.Smith 10+1reb, J.Dourisseau 10+5reb+2ast
gschID: 544916





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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 KC20.4 
 3. Kromah, Kormend20.2 
 4. Lilov, Szedeak19.0 
 5. Vojvoda, Szolnok18.4 
 6. Frazier, Kaposvari17.8 
 7. Pacher, Vasas17.7 
 8. Ubilla, ZTE K.17.5 
 9. Djerasimovic, KTE-D.17.2 
 10. Sejfic, PVSK P.16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matt TIBY
  Atomeromu
  (203-F/C-92)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Tiby, Atomeromu8.6 
 2. Hendlein, Kaposvari8.3 
 3. Szabo, ZTE K.8.3 
 4. Sihota, MAFC8.2 
 5. Watkins, Atomeromu7.9 
 6. Bojic, Jaszberenyi7.9 
 7. Pacher, Vasas7.9 
 8. Sejfic, PVSK P.7.9 
 9. Drungilas, ZTE K.7.4 
 10. Sulovic, Szedeak7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Emanuel UBILLA
  ZTE K.
  (188-PG-86)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Ubilla, ZTE K.8.4 
 2. Boltic, Szedeak8.0 
 3. Battle, Atomeromu7.7 
 4. Taylor, Vasas7.6 
 5. Petty, Kormend6.2 
 6. Govens, Falco KC6.2 
 7. Nelson, PVSK P.6.1 
 8. Smith, MAFC6.0 
 9. Johnson, Sopron KC5.9 
 10. Wisseh, Kaposvari5.9 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Sopron KC
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Johnson, Sopron KC2.6 
 2. Arrington, Jaszbere.2.2 
 3. Kromah, Kormend2.0 
 4. Stamenkovic, Jaszbere.2.0 
 5. Petty, Kormend2.0 
 6. Boltic, Szedeak2.0 
 7. Frazier, Kaposvari1.9 
 8. Smith, MAFC1.9 
 9. Pongo, KTE-Duna1.9 
 10. Smith-Jr, Kormend1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Malik COOKE
  Kaposvari
  (201-F-89)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Cooke, Kaposvari1.1 
 2. Juhos, Szedeak0.9 
 3. Ivosev, KTE-Duna0.8 
 4. Keller, Alba0.8 
 5. Hendlein, Kaposvari0.8 
 6. Wright, Vasas0.8 
 7. Zigeranovic, Falco K.0.8 
 8. Benke, ZTE K.0.7 
 9. Simms, Kaposvari0.6 
 10. Andric, Szolnok0.6 


Alba extend deal with Peter Lorant - by Eurobasket News

Alba Fehervar have agreed on terms of contract extension with Peter Lorant (206-F/C-85, agency: Octagon Europe). The international centre has signed a new two-year deal. Peter Lorant tallies 14.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game in Hungarian League this season. He also notched 14.4 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists per appearance in FIBA Europe Cup. Peter Lorant previously played in Italy, Spain, Belgium and Hungary. He has been the member of the Hungarian National Team since 2006.


Adam Hanga selected the top Hungarian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Adam Hanga
Adam Hanga
   #1. This week's number one is an international small forward Adam Hanga (199-89, agency: Octagon Europe, currently plays in Euroleague). He could not help Baskonia (17-13) in their last game. Despite Hanga's good performance Baskonia was edged 90-88 at home by the second-ranked CSKA. He scored 13 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 31 minutes on the court. Hanga has relatively good stats this year: 10.5ppg, 4.4rpg, 2.4apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 53.0%, 3FGP: 33.6% and FT: 66.7% in 33 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Hungarian senior national team.

Obadiah Trotter
Obadiah Trotter
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced former international point guard Obadiah Trotter (188-84, college: Alabama A&M, currently plays in Poland). Trotter was not able to help Twarde Pierniki (20-11) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his very good performance Twarde Pierniki was defeated 73-69 on the road by the leading Anwil. Trotter was the top scorer with 16 points. He also added 7 assists. Trotter's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. This season Trotter has relatively solid stats: 12.5ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.7apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 53.3%, 3FGP: 31.5% and FT: 84.4%. He is a naturalized American. Trotter played for the Hungarian national team in 2013. He used to play for Szolnoki Olajbanyasz in Hungarian league.

Jarrod Jones
Jarrod Jones
   #3. The Hungarian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international power forward Jarrod Jones (207-90, college: Ball St., currently plays in Italy). Jones was not able to secure a victory for VL Pesaro (9-19) in their last game. Despite his good performance VL Pesaro lost 83-87 in Pistoia to the much higher-ranked (#7) The Flexx PT. Jones had a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 3 assists in 39 minutes. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. It's Jones' first season with the team. Jones has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 18.9ppg, 10.0rpg, 1.8apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 51.4%, 3FGP: 31.9% and FT: 78.6% in 28 games. Jones is a naturalized American. He is also a member of the Hungarian senior national team. Jones used to play for Albacomp-UPC Szekesfehervar in Hungarian league.

Zoltan Perl
Zoltan Perl
   #4. Swingman Zoltan Perl (195-95, currently plays in Italy) led Treviso Basket to a victory over the 11th-ranked Piacenza (12-18) 86-78 in the Italian Serie A2 (second division) on Saturday night. Perl was MVP of the game. He scored 25 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 31 minutes. De Longhi Treviso Basket 2012 (21-9) is placed second in East group. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. Perl has reliable stats this year: 11.1ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.6apg in seven games. He is also Hungarian national team player.

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

   #1. Nemanja Miscevic (200-F-94, currently plays in Serbia). He could not help Spartak (0-2) to beat Dynamic BG (1-1). Miscevic scored 7 points. Spartak was badly defeated 92-75 on the road by the second-ranked Dynamic BG. Miscevic's overall stats this season are: 5.1ppg and 2.3rpg.

   #2. Nebojsa Dukic (206-C/F-88, agency: 011 Sports, currently plays in Portugal) was not able to help Vitoria SC (21-10) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the third-placed Vitoria SC (21-10) lost 96-101 in Porto to the leading FC _Ferpinta in the Places 1-6 group. Dukic was the second best scorer with 15 points in 40 minutes. It was Vitoria SC's third consecutive loss in a row. His team will play only one more game in the Second Stage. And that game will be critical. Dukic has reliable stats this year: 10.6ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.4apg in 29 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Serbian and Hungarian.

   #3. Stefan Fekete (190-PG-86, agency: Mansfield and Associates, currently plays in Serbia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Nemanja Miscevic and both played together in the last Serbian KLS game. Fekete was not able to secure a victory for Spartak (0-2) in their game against Dynamic BG (1-1). He scored only 4 points, made 4 passes and 3 steals. Spartak was badly defeated 92-75 in Beograd by the second-ranked Dynamic BG. Fekete's overall stats this season are: 2.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg. He is another player who holds two passports: Hungarian and Serbian.

   #4. Damian Hollis (203-F-88, agency: Inception Sports, college: G.Washington, currently plays in Portugal) led Benfica to a victory against the third-ranked Vitoria SC (21-10) 80-76 in the Portuguese LPB in Friday night's game. Hollis scored 13 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and made 2 blocks in a mere 16 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Places 1-6. Sport Lisboa Benfica (23-8) is placed second. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Second Stage. And now that game is very crucial. Hollis has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.5ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.5apg in 28 games. Hollis is a naturalized American. Despite his Hungarian passport, Hollis previously played for the USA U19 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Hungarian team. He used to play for Albacomp-UPC Szekesfehervar in Hungarian league.

   #5. Laszlo Lazar (210-C-87, also represented by 011 Sports, currently plays in Romania) couldn't help Targu Mures (12-12) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite Lazar's good performance the first-placed Targu Mures (12-12) was defeated 82-68 in Sibiu by the second-ranked CSU Sibiu in the Places 7-10 group. He was the second best scorer with 11 points. Lazar also added 4 rebounds. Lazar's overall stats this season are: 6.6ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.8bpg. He has both Hungarian and Romanian nationalities.



Milan Csorvasi agreed for 2 more season with EGIS Kormend - by Tamas Deri

Hungarian center, Milan Csorvasi (209-F/C-88, agency: HMS) signed for 2 more seasons with Egis Kormend. The 209 cm tall, 29 years old big man has been playing his first season for the red-black team after spending two seasons with Alba Fehervar, two seasons with Naturtex-Szedeak and some more seasons with Kecskemet, Szolnok and Sopron.
Csorvasi played in 12 games of FIBA Europe Cup and averaged 7.0 points and 2.6 rebounds in only 14.2 minutes on the court. In 28 games of the Hungarian League he put up 9.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 20.6 minutes of playing time.



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Samuel Vasanth Memorial Basketball begins today at Hyderabad - by Anil Kumar

Some of the finest hoopsters from the city will be seen in action in the inaugural Samuel Vasanth Kumar Memorial Basketball Tournament, under the joint aegis of Sports Writers Association of Telangana (SWAT) and Sports Village, when it gets underway at Victory Play Ground (VPG)at Hyderabad on Thursday, 27th April 2017

Players from leading institutions, clubs, municipal playgrounds and colleges will vie for honours in the eight-day round-robin invitation tournament that is being conducted in the memory of an accomplished individual, who has served the sport with distinction in various capacities, including as a player, coach, official, international referee and administrator in a fruitful career spanning four decades.

According to SWAT President, N Jagannath Das, this was the Association's humble tribute to perpetuate the legacy of Sam (as he was affectionately called), who endeared himself to all sections with his ever-smiling face and livewire enthusiasm with which he undertook any job assigned to him.

Sam, who was 59 when he passed away, retired as the Assistant Director of Sports, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and was closely associated with the media during his prolific stints with Press Trust of India (PTI), the now defunct Newstime and Times of India as a sports correspondent.

He earned the respect of one and all while serving the Andhra Pradesh and Hyderabad basketball associations in various capacities besides being integral to the YMCA in Narayanguda and Secunderabad.

Samuel Vasanth Kumar memorial tournament will be an exciting fare given that seasoned campaigners and battle-scarred veterans like former India captains Mohd Rizwan and Harikrishna Prasad will be battling it out against energetic young cagers, who are waiting in the wings to have a shot at fame.

The tournament will formally be inaugurated by GHMC Commissioner Dr B Janardhan Reddy in the presence of senior officials of the Corporation, family members and friends of Samuel Vasanth Kumar.



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  IRELAND  


Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame Belfast Classic - by Patrick Maher

Aer Lingus provides special airfares for guests attending the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic
Mar 3, 2017, 12:00 PM | VICTORY SCHOLARS

Jericho, New York, March 3, 2017 -- Aer Lingus, Irelands only 4 Star airline, has today announced special airfares for those traveling to the Emerald Isle for The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic, a college basketball tournament held in conjunction with the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Sport Changes Life, Rory McIllroys Foundation, the Rory Foundation, and The SSE Arena, Belfast. The tournament, which will take place on December 1st and 2nd, will feature Holy Cross vs. Manhattan College and La Salle University vs. Towson University.
As the official airline of the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic, it's our privilege to not only fly the teams to the tournament, but also the loyal fans, who will travel across the Atlantic to show their support, said Jack Foley, Aer Lingus Executive Vice President, North America. We look forward to offering guests a warm welcome on board our flights.
Special fares are available from across Aer Lingus East Coast transatlantic network of Boston (BOS); Hartford (BDL); New York (JFK and EWR), and Washington D.C. (IAD) for outbound travel to Ireland between November 17 and November 30, and return flights between December 3 and December 10, 2017.
Roundtrip fares, inclusive of taxes and fees are as follows:
From JFK, EWR, BDL $469*
From BOS $479*
From IAD $559*
These fares are available exclusively through Aer Lingus Emerald Exclusives Desk, which operates Monday through Friday 9:30am 4:30 pm EST. They can be reached via telephone at 1-877-351-6665.

Killorglinhas won Cork Mens Basketball Board Boys U17 Billy Kelly Tournament after defeating Moycullen 53-52 in the final on 15-Apr-2017 in the Parochial Hall, Gurranabraher. Killorglinwere Pool 1 winners after the first day of the tournament. On the second day they defeated Templeogue and Blue Demons on the way to the final. Neptune was stopped byMoycullen at semi-final stage. It was a dramatic end of the final game of an excellent tournament having been down by two points with 10 secondsto play Killorglin tookthe win.
From : www.corkbasketball.com

Congratulations toMoycullen BC on winning Boys U16A All Ireland Club Championship in Cork. Moycullen defeated Belfast Star 31-18 in the final game of the Championship on 23d of April 2017 in the Parochial Hall. Pool 3 winners Moycullen defeated Gneeveguilla in the first semi-final while Belfast were victorious over Corks Blue Demons. Blue Demons took the 3rd position in the overall ranking with Ballincollig taking the 5th. Well done to both Corks club.
From : www.corkbasketball.com

Cork Celts last evening won The Cork County Basketball Board's Div 1 League Title for the second consecutive season Defeating Ballincollig. Anthony Thompson (178-PG)



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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/G17.0 
 4. Milbourne, Hapoel E.16.9 
 5. Tucker, Hapoel T-A16.7 
 6. Simon, Maccabi .16.5 
 7. Siggers, Galil Gilboa16.5 
 8. Holloway, Galil G.16.3 
 9. Bowman, Maccabi .16.0 
 10. Bell, Hapoel Holon15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karam MASHOUR
  Bnei H.
  (198-F-91)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Mashour, Bnei H.10.3 
 2. Holloway, Galil G.9.9 
 3. Atkins, Hapoel Holon8.6 
 4. Adrien, Bnei H.8.1 
 5. Howell, Hapoel T-A7.8 
 6. Cohen, Maccabi .7.6 
 7. Iverson, Maccabi .7.2 
 8. Carmichael, Maccabi .7.2 
 9. Williams, Hapoel T.6.9 
 10. Blayzer, Maccabi .6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Gregory VARGAS
  Maccabi .
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Vargas, Maccabi .6.8 
 2. Henry, Hapoel Eilat6.1 
 3. Kitchen, Ironi N.5.9 
 4. Blatt, Hapoel T-A5.6 
 5. Mekel, Maccabi T-A5.1 
 6. Taylor, Hapoel Holon4.9 
 7. Lyons, Hapoel T-A4.7 
 8. Ewing, Maccabi .4.5 
 9. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .4.5 
 10. Limonad, Hapoel T.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Joaquin SHUCHMAN
  Galil G.
  (191-G-95)
  Avg: 2
 1. Shuchman, Galil G.2.0 
 2. Carter, Maccabi .1.9 
 3. DiBartolomeo, Maccabi .1.8 
 4. Kinsey, Hapoel J-M1.8 
 5. Vargas, Maccabi .1.8 
 6. Taylor, Maccabi .1.7 
 7. Henry, Hapoel Eilat1.7 
 8. Dennis, Bnei H.1.7 
 9. Kitchen, Ironi N.1.7 
 10. Howell, Hapoel T-A1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Eric GRIFFIN
  Galil Gilboa
  (203-F-90)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Griffin, Galil Gilboa1.7 
 2. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat1.5 
 3. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.1.3 
 4. Jones, Hapoel J-M1.2 
 5. Adrien, Bnei H.1.1 
 6. Mitchell, Maccabi .1.1 
 7. Chubrevich, Hapoel H.1.0 
 8. Daniels, Hapoel Eilat1.0 
 9. McCrea, Maccabi .0.9 
 10. Carter, Maccabi .0.9 


Stats Leaders - National League

Points Per Game
 Storm WARREN
  Maccabi .
  (201-PF-88)
  Avg: 23.7
 1. Warren, Maccabi .23.7 
 2. Livingston, Hapoel K.21.9 
 3. Huertas, Hap.Haifa21.8 
 4. Burrows, Hap.Haifa21.7 
 5. Esho, Ramat H.20.6 
 6. Teel, Maccabi H/H20.6 
 7. Pointer, Ironi K-A20.4 
 8. Relphorde, Hapoel M.19.9 
 9. Jordan, Galil Elion19.7 
 10. Madden, Hap.R/G.19.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anthony LEE
  Ironi R.
  (206-F/C-91)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Lee, Ironi R.12.5 
 2. Jordan, Galil Elion11.6 
 3. Warren, Maccabi .11.3 
 4. Watson, Hapoel K/S11.0 
 5. Livingston, Hapoel K.10.8 
 6. Yates, Macc.Reh.10.4 
 7. Pointer, Ironi K-A10.2 
 8. Allen, Hapoel B/S10.1 
 9. McShepard, Ironi N.9.9 
 10. Burrows, Hap.Haifa9.8 
Assists Per Game
 Vernon TEEL
  Maccabi H/H
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Teel, Maccabi H/H7.9 
 2. Nanikashvili, Hap.H.6.8 
 3. Cohen, Hapoel K/S5.8 
 4. Lavie, Maccabi .5.5 
 5. Bet-Yosef, Ironi R.5.4 
 6. Dunne, Ironi N.5.0 
 7. Ainhorn, Ironi K-A4.6 
 8. Niv, Hap.Haifa4.5 
 9. Shaashoua, Maccabi .4.4 
 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. Addison, Macc.Reh.2.5 
 3. Relphorde, Hapoel M.2.4 
 4. Lavie, Maccabi .2.3 
 5. Livingston, Hapoel K.2.1 
 6. Warren, Maccabi .2.1 
 7. Rosenberg, Hapoel M.1.9 
 8. Burrows, Hap.Haifa1.9 
 9. Pointer, Ironi K-A1.9 
 10. Hofman, Ironi N.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. Livingston, Hapoel K.2.1 
 3. Lee, Ironi R.1.9 
 4. Givens, Maccabi .1.5 
 5. Watson, Hapoel K/S1.5 
 6. Warren, Maccabi .1.4 
 7. Gaston, Hapoel M.1.3 
 8. Joyner, Ironi K-A1.2 
 9. Treadwell, Hapoel A.1.2 
 10. Roberts, Ironi N.1.1 


Recap of National League Round 2 of Semi-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi H/H - Ironi Nes-Ziona 105-99

Maccabi Hod Hasharon rallied past Ironi Nes-Ziona to even the series at 1-1. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Hasharon made 7 blocks. 29 personal fouls committed by Ironi Nes-Ziona helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Power forward Carmel Bouchman (205-91, college: Temple) had a double-double by scoring 25 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks to lead the charge for the winners and point guard Oded Shaashoua (186-82) chipped in 33 points (!!!) and 5 assists during the contest. Four Hasharon players scored in double figures. Gil Amitay (197-89) responded with 33 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds and naturalized Welsh Tal-Michael Dunne (196-87) scored 21 points and 5 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Maccabi H/H: O.Shaashoua 33+1reb+5ast, C.Bouchman 25+13reb+1ast, S.Warren 22+13reb+1ast, V.Teel 18+4reb+8ast, I.Simin 5+6reb+5ast, S.Basis 2
Ironi Nes-Ziona: G.Amitay 33+9reb+3ast, T.Michael Dunne 21+5reb+2ast, L.Roberts 21+5reb+2ast, G.Gutt 8+1reb+3ast, E.Hofman 7+3reb+5ast, J.Beal 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 544444


Hapoel B/S - Hapoel K/S 69-66

Hapoel B/S topped Hapoel K/S to level things up at 1-1 in the series. Americans were the main players on the court. Power forward Jeff Allen (201-87, college: Virginia Tech) notched a double-double by scoring 21 points and 15 rebounds to lead the effort and swingman Jason Williams (198-83, college: UTEP) supported him with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Even 18 points and 7 rebounds by forward Terrence Watson (200-87, college: Ball St.) did not help to save the game for Hapoel Kfar Saba. Guard Denzel Livingston (193-93, college: Incarnate Word) added 10 points and 14 rebounds for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Hapoel B/S: J.Allen 21+15reb+3ast, Y.Bet-Yosef 14+5reb+4ast, J.Williams 11+12reb+3ast, D.Shamriz 10+6reb, T.Ariely 5+3reb+3ast, J.Lewis 4+1reb+1ast
Hapoel K/S: T.Watson 18+7reb+2ast, M.Ruina 15+2reb+3ast, D.Livingston 10+14reb+1ast, A.Cohen 10+10reb+4ast, G.Gilinski 7+3reb+1ast, I.Davidi 3+1reb
gschID: 544445





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  ITALY  


Treviso Basket lands Tomislav Gabric - by Eurobasket News

De Longhi Treviso Basket 2012 (Serie A2) tabbed 22-year old Croatian power forward Tomislav Gabric (204-95, agency: PEPI SPORT). He started the season at BCM U Pitesti in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 34 games he averaged 12.4ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.5apg this season. The last season Gabric played at Metalac in Serbian KLS where in 5 games he had 9.2ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.6spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Gabric also played 25 games in ABA League where he recorded 7.8ppg and 2.6rpg.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Honorable Mention award in 2015.
Gabric represented Croatia at the European Championships U18 in Latvia four years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 9 games: 12.0ppg, 4.2rpg, FGP: 47.5%, 3PT: 35.1%, FT: 76.9%.
Gabric has played also professionally for other Croatian teams like Cibona, Jolly and Jolly-JBS-Jad. Banka.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bargnani left Baskonia - by Eurobasket News

32-year old Italian international power forward Andrea Bargnani (213-113kg-85) left Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa). In 14 games he had 11.5ppg and 2.5rpg this season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Bargnani also played 15 games in Euroleague where he recorded 8.8ppg and 1.8rpg.
The last season he played at the Nets in NBA. In 46 games he averaged 6.6ppg and 2.1rpg.
In 2006 Bargnani was drafted by Toronto Raptors (NBA) as #1 pick overall.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Europeans Honorable Mention back in 2009, 2012 and 2013.
Bargnani has been also a member of Italian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Italian senior team since 2004 and previously for U18 National Team in 2002.
Bargnani represented Italy at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 14.8ppg, 3.6rpg, FGP: 51.4%, 3PT: 47.6%, FT: 92.3%.
Bargnani has played previously professionally in NBA (New York Knicks) and Italy (Benetton Treviso, Mens Sana 1871 Siena and Roma S.Azzurra).
On Bargnani: Reminds a lot Gregor Fucka, has long legs and arms, loves to play front to the basket; if he will add a reliable outside shot, his future is at 3 position;
Outlook (by NBADraft.TK):
Strengths: Great body and very good athleticism for a player of his size. Very skilled offensive player with a lot of solutions to score: shoots well from any distance, hit the three with good accuracy, can beat his defender off the dribble and finish a fast-break after running the court well. Fluid shooting mechanics. Has a quick release. Can play NBA SF position due to his great ball-handling qualities and very good speed. Smart moves in front of the basket: he likes to start out at the 3pt line, beat his defender with his first step and finish with a one-hand slam. Patient offensively, knows when to make the pass and when to take the shot. On defence he's a good shot-blocker under the basket. Hard worker and determined player.
Weaknesses: Needs to gain some more weight to play PF. Not a very good rebounder despite his height so he has to improve his skills. Does not get good position while rebounding. Is too weak to get good position under the basket. Needs to improve his low post moves. Has to improve his defence on small forwards. He gets beat off the dribble easily by quicker players. Needs to play focused all the time
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By Eurobasket Data Center

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  KOSOVO  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Trae ANDERSON
  Ylli
  (196-SF-)
  Avg: 21.6
 1. Anderson, Ylli21.6 
 2. Zenelaj, Ylli21.3 
 3. Brown, Ylli20.8 
 4. Kovaqi, Vellaznimi20.5 
 5. Qallaku, Vellaznimi18.8 
 6. Veseli, Peja17.3 
 7. Hajrizi, Sigal P.17.3 
 8. Zekiqi, Trepca16.1 
 9. Matoshi, Vellaznimi15.5 
 10. Wise, Trepca15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Urim ZENELAJ
  Ylli
  (213-C-91)
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Zenelaj, Ylli14.5 
 2. Anderson, Ylli8.9 
 3. Sinani, Bashkimi8.4 
 4. Dahlman, Peja8.1 
 5. Locke, Bashkimi6.9 
 6. Matoshi, Vellaznimi6.8 
 7. Grosha, Ylli6.8 
 8. Kapiti, Kerasan6.2 
 9. Qallaku, Vellaznimi6.0 
 10. Kovaqi, Vellaznimi6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Fisnik JUNIKU
  Vellaznimi
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Juniku, Vellaznimi7.7 
 2. Anderson, Ylli6.7 
 3. Morina, Ylli6.0 
 4. Kemp, Sigal Prishtina5.9 
 5. Brown, Ylli5.6 
 6. Mekaj, Peja4.8 
 7. Wise, Trepca4.7 
 8. Ahmetbasic, Peja4.4 
 9. Scott, Trepca4.1 
 10. Latifaj, Kerasan3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Arian QALLAKU
  Peja
  (195-G-92)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Qallaku, Peja2.2 
 2. Morina, Ylli2.0 
 3. Kovaqi, Vellaznimi1.9 
 4. Deihl, Rahoveci1.7 
 5. Brown, Ylli1.7 
 6. Juniku, Vellaznimi1.7 
 7. Hajrizi, Sigal P.1.7 
 8. Latifaj, Kerasan1.5 
 9. Anderson, Ylli1.4 
 10. Wise, Trepca1.4 
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. Anderson, Ylli0.7 
 7. Veseli, Peja0.6 
 8. Muric, Peja0.6 
 9. Sinani, Bashkimi0.5 
 10. Matoshi, Vellaznimi0.5 



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  LATVIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Tyler LARSON
  Barons Riga
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 17.4
 1. Larson, Barons Riga17.4 
 2. Blums, VEF Riga14.8 
 3. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.14.7 
 4. Pitts, Valmiera14.7 
 5. Griffin, Liepaja/.14.6 
 6. Stumbris, Jekabpils14.0 
 7. Ausejs, Liepaja/.14.0 
 8. Jogela, Barons Riga13.8 
 9. Laksa, Valmiera13.5 
 10. Jeromanovs, Jurma.13.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Davis ROZITIS
  Liepaja/.
  (215-C-90)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Rozitis, Liepaja/.8.4 
 2. Iljins, Jurmala8.4 
 3. Krestinin, Barons R.7.9 
 4. Selakovs, Jekabpils7.7 
 5. Montgomery, Liepaja/.7.5 
 6. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.6.9 
 7. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils6.8 
 8. Jonats, Valmiera6.6 
 9. Strelnieks, Jurmala6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.6.8 
 2. Jeromanovs, Jurma.6.1 
 3. Sirsnins, Jekabpils5.9 
 4. Pitts, Valmiera5.8 
 5. Plavnieks, BK Ogre5.7 
 6. Gaddy, VEF Riga5.4 
 7. Vitols, BK Ogre4.9 
 8. Larson, Barons Riga4.5 
 9. Birkans, LU4.3 
 10. McMullan, Liepaja/.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.2.2 
 2. Skele, VEF Riga1.9 
 3. Richard, VEF Riga1.8 
 4. Pitts, Valmiera1.7 
 5. Gaddy, VEF Riga1.6 
 6. Campbell, Ventspils1.6 
 7. Mitchell, Valmiera1.5 
 8. Krestinin, Barons R.1.5 
 9. Larson, Barons Riga1.5 
 10. Jeromanovs, Jurma.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Davis ROZITIS
  Barons Riga
  (215-C-90)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Rozitis, Barons Riga1.1 
 2. Grazulis, Ventspils1.0 
 3. Iljins, Jurmala1.0 
 4. Krestinin, Barons R.0.9 
 5. Zvigurs, Valka/Va.0.8 
 6. Stumbris, Jekabpils0.8 
 7. Selakovs, Jekabpils0.8 
 8. Montgomery, Liepaja/.0.8 
 9. Niedra, BK Ogre0.7 


Baskonia could land Janis Timma - by Eurobasket News

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa) is close to sign 25-year old Latvian international small forward Janis Timma (201-102kg-92) who currently plays for Zenit Saint Petersburg in Russia. In 20 VTB games he recorded 13.6ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.6apg and 1.3spg this season. Great year indeed as he was voted to VTB United League All-Star Game. The last season Timma played also at Zenit in Russian league where in 16 Eurocup games he averaged 12.6ppg, 5.4rpg, 3.4apg and 1.3spg. He also played 36 games in VTB United League where he had 14.4ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.6apg and 1.5spg (in top 4). Timma helped them to make it to the semifinals.
In 2013 he was drafted by Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) in second round (60th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Timma won Latvian League championship title for two years in a row (2014 and 2015). He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Forward of the Year in 2016.
Timma has been also a member of Latvian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Latvian senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Timma also represented Latvia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 7.2ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.2apg, FGP: 63.6%, 3PT: 34.4%, FT: 66.7%.
Timma has played also professionally for other Latvian teams like Barons Riga, Ventspils, Liepaja/Triobet, Keizarmezs and DU/Swedbank.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A very athletic forward with a strong body and quick legs. He's a great shooter, with a very quick release. He can create his own shot from off the dribble as well as shoot coming off screens. Defends very well even on bigger opponents thanks to his powerful body, needs to improve in continuity during each game.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  LEBANON  

Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Terrell STOGLIN
  Sagesse
  (185-G-91)
  Avg: 33.7
 1. Stoglin, Sagesse33.7 
 2. Khatib, Homenetmen24.6 
 3. Johnson, Louaize24.0 
 4. Efevberha, Sagesse23.5 
 5. Rembert, Champville23.3 
 6. Morris, Tadamon23.2 
 7. Kemp, Tadamon23.2 
 8. Spencer, Moutahed22.7 
 9. Ebi, Byblos22.2 
 10. Jackson, Homen.21.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darian TOWNES
  Champville
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 13.2
 1. Townes, Champville13.2 
 2. Ebi, Byblos12.4 
 3. Upshaw, Mayrouba12.3 
 4. Majok, Homenetmen11.8 
 5. Godfrey, Sagesse10.6 
 6. Melvin, Moutahed10.5 
 7. Bawji, Champville9.6 
 8. Aminu, Al Riyadi9.4 
 9. Thomas, Hoops8.5 
 10. Johnson, Louaize8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Kevin GALLOWAY
  Homen.
  (200-PG-88)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Galloway, Homen.8.5 
 2. Mezher, Hoops8.1 
 3. Khalil, Tadamon6.6 
 4. Johnson, Louaize6.3 
 5. Rembert, Champville6.1 
 6. Brown, Al Riyadi5.4 
 7. Arakji, Al Riyadi5.4 
 8. Efevberha, Sagesse4.9 
 9. Spencer, Moutahed4.6 
 10. Curry, Moutahed4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Geron JOHNSON
  Louaize
  (190-G-92)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Johnson, Louaize2.8 
 2. Jackson, Homen.2.6 
 3. Kemp, Tadamon2.0 
 4. Galloway, Homen.2.0 
 5. Curry, Moutahed1.8 
 6. Thomas, Hoops1.8 
 7. Ebi, Byblos1.7 
 8. Youngblood, Byblos1.7 
 9. Brown, Al Riyadi1.7 
 10. Tucker, Byblos1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert UPSHAW
  Mayrouba
  (213-C-94)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Upshaw, Mayrouba3.6 
 2. Majok, Homenetmen2.6 
 3. Townes, Champville2.2 
 4. Godfrey, Sagesse1.9 
 5. Ebi, Byblos1.8 
 6. Melvin, Moutahed1.6 
 7. Haidar, Al Riyadi1.5 
 8. Aminu, Al Riyadi1.2 
 9. Tabet, Moutahed1.1 
 10. Lewis, Louaize1.0 



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  LITHUANIA  

Stats Leaders - LKL

Points Per Game
 David LOGAN
  Lietuvos.
  (185-G-82)
  Avg: 15.6
 1. Logan, Lietuvos.15.6 
 2. Baron, Lietuvos.14.1 
 3. Delininkaiti., Vytau.13.8 
 4. Lavrinovic, Lietkabe.13.4 
 5. Diggs, Juventus13.3 
 6. Zabas, P.Zvaigzdes13.2 
 7. Sulskis, Juventus12.9 
 8. Low, P.Zvaigzdes12.7 
 9. Olisevicius, P.Zvaigz.12.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Julius KAZAKAUSKAS
  Dzuki.
  (197-F-90)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Kazakauskas, Dzuki.8.1 
 2. Guscikas, Dzukija7.8 
 3. Gordon, Lietuvos.7.7 
 4. Cepukaitis, Juven.6.6 
 5. Gudaitis, Lietuvos.6.4 
 6. Smiljanic, Nevezis5.9 
 7. Echodas, Siauliai5.9 
 8. Grant, Neptunas5.7 
 9. Kacinas, Neptunas5.4 
 10. Lekunas, Siauliai5.4 
Assists Per Game
 Toni PROSTRAN
  Nevezis
  (182-G-91)
  Avg: 7
 1. Prostran, Nevezis7.0 
 2. Low, P.Zvaigzdes6.4 
 3. Sabeckis, Siauliai5.9 
 4. Drew II, Neptunas5.6 
 5. Diggs, Juventus5.2 
 6. Williams, Lietkabelis4.4 
 7. Pangos, Zalgiris4.1 
 8. Hernandez, Dzukija4.1 
 9. Ewing, Neptunas3.9 
 10. Lekavicius, Zalgiris3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Donatas SABECKIS
  Siauliai
  (197-F-92)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Sabeckis, Siauliai1.7 
 2. Lukauskis, Lietkabe.1.6 
 3. Lipkevicius, Vytautas1.5 
 4. Diggs, Juventus1.5 
 5. Love-Roberts, Nevez.1.5 
 6. Low, P.Zvaigzdes1.4 
 7. Giedraitis, Lietuvos.1.4 
 8. Zabas, P.Zvaigzdes1.4 
 9. Williams, Lietkabelis1.4 
 10. Kazakauskas, Dzuki.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Andriy AGAFONOV
  P.Zvaigz.
  (208-PF-86)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Agafonov, P.Zvaigz.1.3 
 2. Galdikas, Juventus1.3 
 3. Gudaitis, Lietuvos.1.2 
 4. Balashov, P.Zvaigz.1.0 
 5. Lima, Zalgiris0.9 
 6. Cepukaitis, Juven.0.9 
 7. Guscikas, Dzukija0.8 
 8. Kulvietis, Vytautas0.8 
 9. Lavrinovic, Lietkabe.0.8 
 10. Skucas, Lietkabelis0.7 


Taurages are RKL Champions - by Eurobasket News

Taurages are RKL Champions in Lithuania. They won the Final series against Omega 3-2. In the decisive 5th game Taurages posted a 75-55 victory as they exploded with a 31-9 surge in the third period.
Tautvydas Zioba (200-PF-92) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Aivaras Kvedaravicius (185-PG-88) posted 16. Robertas Bitinas (184-PG-84) ended up with 13 points in a loss, whilst Vaidas Bendikas (191-SG-88) notched 11.



LKL Round 36: Leader Zalgiris get another victory - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in LKL just ended.

Leader Zalgiris delivered the 33th win on Wednesday night. This time they beat 5th ranked Juventus (19-17) 90-76 in Kaunas. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Juventus. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 57-41 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Zalgiris dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Juventus' 30. Zalgiris forced 19 Juventus turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. The best player for the winners was German power forward Isaiah Hartenstein (211-98) who scored 12 points and 6 rebounds. Canadian-Slovenian point guard Kevin Pangos (188-93, college: Gonzaga) chipped in 9 points and 8 assists. Zalgiris' coach Sarunas Jasikevicius used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Jamar Diggs (188-88, college: Wofford, agency: Octagon Europe) who recorded 20 points and 5 assists. Zalgiris (33-3) have an impressive 11-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position. Juventus at the other side keeps the fifth place with 17 games lost.
The game in Alytus was also worth to mention about. 6th ranked Vytautas (18-18) played at the court of eighth ranked Dzukija (10-26). Dzukija defeated Vytautas 79-65. It was a good game for Russian center Anatoly Kashirov (215-87) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds. Alejandro Hernandez contributed with 15 points and 5 assists for the winners. The former international guard Tomas Delininkaitis (190-82) replied with 12 points and 4 assists for Vytautas. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Dzukija maintains eighth position with 10-26 record. Defending champion Vytautas keeps the sixth place with 18 games lost.
The game in Pasvalys was also quite interesting. Second ranked Lietuvos rytas (26-10) played at the court of 7th ranked P.Zvaigzdes (15-21). Lietuvos rytas managed to secure a 9-point victory 88-79 on Wednesday. Worth to mention a great performance of Jimmy Baron who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 6 assists. Lietuvos rytas' coach Rimas Kurtinaitis used entire bench saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was Evaldas Zabas with 18 points. Lietuvos rytas maintains second position with 26-10 record having seven points less than leader Zalgiris. P.Zvaigzdes lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 21 games lost.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Kedainiai. Local Nevezis (7-29) was outscored by third ranked Lietkabelis (25-11) 95-71. The winners were led by Lorenzo Williams who scored that evening 16 points and 6 assists. Lietkabelis' coach Kazys Maksvytis felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Lietkabelis maintains third position with 25-11 record having eight points less than leader Zalgiris. Nevezis at the other side keeps the ninth place with 29 games lost.

In the last game of round 36 bottom-ranked Siauliai was defeated by Neptunas in Klaipeda 85-78.

Dzukija - Vytautas 79-65

The game in Alytus was also worth to mention about. 6th ranked Vytautas (18-18) played at the court of eighth ranked Dzukija (10-26). Dzukija defeated Vytautas 79-65. The game was mostly controlled by Dzukija. Vytautas was better in third quarter 20-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Vytautas 51-23 including a 38-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for Russian center Anatoly Kashirov (215-87) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds. Spanish guard Alejandro Hernandez (189-90) contributed with 15 points and 5 assists for the winners. Four Dzukija players scored in double figures. The former international guard Tomas Delininkaitis (190-82) replied with 12 points and 4 assists and power forward Regimantas Miniotas (206-96) added 7 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Vytautas. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Dzukija maintains eighth position with 10-26 record. Defending champion Vytautas keeps the sixth place with 18 games lost.
Top scorers:
Dzukija: G.Navickas 17+2ast, A.Hernandez 15+4reb+5ast, A.Kashirov 13+12reb, J.Gavin 12+1reb+2ast, P.Morkeliunas 10+4reb+2ast, O.Macernis 6+5reb
Vytautas: T.Delininkaitis 12+1reb+4ast, A.Valeika 10+3reb, V.Lipkevicius 9+2reb, D.Gvezdauskas 9+2ast, V.Cizauskas 9+2reb+2ast, R.Miniotas 7+7reb+1ast
gschID: 491622


P.Zvaigzdes - Lietuvos rytas 79-88

The game in Pasvalys was also quite interesting. Second ranked Lietuvos rytas (26-10) played at the court of 7th ranked P.Zvaigzdes (15-21). Lietuvos rytas managed to secure a 9-point victory 88-79 on Wednesday. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 47-37 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Lietuvos rytas made 19-of-21 free shots (90.5 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Lietuvos rytas made 7 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Jimmy Baron (191-86, college: Rhode Island) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 6 assists and American-Senegalese point guard Clevin Hannah (179-87, college: Wichita St.) who added 17 points and 7 assists during the contest. Lietuvos rytas' coach Rimas Kurtinaitis used entire bench saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was naturalized Canadian point guard Evaldas Zabas (188-88) with 18 points and American point guard Derrick Low (191-86, college: Washington St., agency: Octagon Europe) scored 19 points. Five Lietuvos rytas and four P.Zvaigzdes players scored in double figures. Lietuvos rytas maintains second position with 26-10 record having seven points less than leader Zalgiris. P.Zvaigzdes lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 21 games lost.
Top scorers:
Lietuvos rytas: J.Baron 21+3reb+6ast, C.Hannah 17+3reb+7ast, R.Giedraitis 13+8reb+3ast, A.Gudaitis 11+5reb, D.Gordon 10+3reb+1ast, J.Jucikas 6+2reb
P.Zvaigzdes: D.Low 19+2ast, E.Zabas 18+4reb+3ast, K.Babkauskas 11+3reb+5ast, N.Balashov 10+5reb+1ast, A.Agafonov 8+4reb, J.Tamulis 7+3reb+2ast
gschID: 491620


Nevezis - Lietkabelis 71-95

The game with biggest result difference took place in Kedainiai. Local Nevezis (7-29) was outscored by third ranked Lietkabelis (25-11) 95-71. The game without a history. Lietkabelis led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Nevezis' 36. Lietkabelis players were unselfish on offense dishing 31 assists. The winners were led by American point guard Lorenzo Williams (190-84, college: Rice) who scored that evening 16 points and 6 assists and Australian swingman Ben Madgen (193-85, college: Augusta) supported him with 14 points. Five Lietkabelis players scored in double figures. Lietkabelis' coach Kazys Maksvytis felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Even 17 points and 5 rebounds by Serbian forward Ivan Smiljanic (199-89, agency: Octagon Europe) did not help to save the game for Nevezis. American guard Jermaine Love-Roberts (188-89, college: Ill.-Springfield) added 12 points and 7 assists. Lietkabelis maintains third position with 25-11 record having eight points less than leader Zalgiris. Nevezis at the other side keeps the ninth place with 29 games lost.
Top scorers:
Lietkabelis: L.Williams 16+3reb+6ast, K.Lavrinovic 15+2reb, B.Madgen 14+4reb+3ast, D.Lavrinovic 13+3reb+3ast, D.Tarolis 11+3reb+3ast, Z.Janavicius 7+2reb+6ast
Nevezis: I.Smiljanic 17+5reb+2ast, I.Vaitkus 14+2reb+1ast, J.Love-Roberts 12+4reb+7ast, A.Bertasius 9+7reb+1ast, K.Petrukonis 7+5reb+3ast, V.Volkus 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 491621


Neptunas - Siauliai 85-78

There was no surprise in Klaipeda where 10th ranked Siauliai (6-30) was defeated by fourth ranked Neptunas (21-15) 85-78. It looked good early as Siauliai took a 2-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Neptunas had a 28-24 second period charge getting the lead and Siauliai was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 78-85. Neptunas players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists. The winners were led by American guard Chris Lofton (188-86, college: Tennessee) who scored that evening 15 points and 4 assists (perfect from downtown making all five shots) and Aidas Einikis (195-96) supported him with 17 points. Neptunas' coach Dainius Adomaitis let to play all 12 players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Even 38 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds by power forward Martynas Echodas (204-97) did not help to save the game for Siauliai. Forward Donatas Sabeckis (197-92) added 13 points and 14 assists. Neptunas have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 21-15 record. Siauliai lost fourth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 30 lost games.
Top scorers:
Neptunas: A.Einikis 17+2reb+1ast, C.Lofton 15+3reb+4ast, L.Beliauskas 8+3reb+1ast, D.Ewing 7+2reb+4ast, A.Butkevicius 6+3reb+1ast, J.Grant 6+3reb+2ast
Siauliai: M.Echodas 38+7reb+2ast, L.Aukstikalnis 14+1reb, D.Sabeckis 13+3reb+14ast, R.Pipiras 7+8reb+4ast, P.Hill Jr. 2+3reb+1ast, G.Neimantas 2+2reb
gschID: 491623


Zalgiris - Juventus 90-76

Leader Zalgiris delivered the 33th win on Wednesday night. This time they beat 5th ranked Juventus (19-17) 90-76 in Kaunas. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Juventus. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 57-41 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Zalgiris dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Juventus' 30. Zalgiris forced 19 Juventus turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. The best player for the winners was German power forward Isaiah Hartenstein (211-98) who scored 12 points and 6 rebounds. Canadian-Slovenian point guard Kevin Pangos (188-93, college: Gonzaga) chipped in 9 points and 8 assists. Four Zalgiris players scored in double figures. Zalgiris' coach Sarunas Jasikevicius used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Jamar Diggs (188-88, college: Wofford, agency: Octagon Europe) who recorded 20 points and 5 assists and the former international forward Valdas Vasylius (203-83, college: ODU) added 13 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Zalgiris (33-3) have an impressive 11-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position. Juventus at the other side keeps the fifth place with 17 games lost.
Top scorers:
Zalgiris: G.Masiulis 14+1reb, I.Hartenstein 12+6reb+2ast, B.Motum 12+3reb+2ast, R.Seibutis 12+2reb+3ast, L.Lekavicius 10+4reb+4ast, K.Pangos 9+2reb+8ast
Juventus: J.Diggs 20+3reb+5ast, V.Sulskis 14+3reb+3ast, V.Vasylius 13+6reb+1ast, G.Sirutavicius 9+4reb+3ast, O.Galdikas 8+4reb+2ast, D.Bickauskis 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 491624





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Total League Round 3 of Semi-Finals. Amicale join Musel Pikes in Finals - by Eurobasket News

Amicale - T71 95-89

Amicale topped T71 Dudelange in the decider to enter Total League Finals. T71 was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Amicale made 25-of-30 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Amicale made 7 blocks. It was a great evening for American forward Shavon Coleman (196-92, college: LSU, agency: Court Side) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 16 rebounds and 5 assists. International guard Bob Melcher (189-94) helped adding 20 points and 8 assists. The best for the losing side was American power forward Cory Johnson (202-88, college: Valparaiso) with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) and the other American import power forward Eric Anderson (204-93, college: New Haven, agency: Duran International) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Amicale: S.Picard 23+2reb, B.McDaniel 20+5reb+1ast, B.Melcher 20+3reb+8ast, S.Coleman 16+16reb+5ast, A.Laurent 8+8reb, E.Jeitz 4+1reb+1ast
T71: C.Johnson 26+11reb+3ast, G.Ruffato 18+2reb+3ast, T.Schumacher 15+6reb+6ast, E.Anderson 14+11reb+2ast, T.Schmit 8+3reb+2ast, C.Jones 8+4reb+2ast
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Air Strikers stop Flash and Fury; Court Kings roll; Rangers win battle of Minnesota; Ft Wayne shines - by Charles Hickman

Court Kings stay undefeated

Cedar Valley continued to handle business as they ran past the Lincoln Lions 140-96. It was a dominating effort, and with the win the Court Kings move to 4-0 on the season. The Court Kings are the defending champs and hold the #1 spot in the Weekly MBL Poll.

Air Strikers get big wins, stops Kentucky winning streak;

The Dayton Air Strikers pulled out 2 big wins, as they won @ Kentucky Saturday and then at home vs Indiana Fury on Sunday.
In Saturdays game vs the Flash, the game was close early, as the Air Strikers held momentum, but the Flash rebounded and had the game in striking distance. After the Flash pulled the game to 5 midway in the 3rd quarter, the Air Strikers, led by F Gary Akbar and Joe Thomasson, used a decisive run late in the 3rd and early in the 4th to secure the game and cruise to a 126-98 victory. Leading scorer and Flash Star G Melvyn Little (28ppg) was held to 5 points, which was a credit to the Air Strikers defense. Kentucky falls to 3-2.

In the Sunday game vs Indiana Fury the Air Strikers used a slow start by the Fury to jump out and grab a 27-5 lead en route to a 137-101 win.

PG Tracy McGuire (31 pts, 12 reb, 6 dimes, 2 blks), Joe Thomasson (34 pts, 10 dimes, 4 reb) and DeWayne Martin (27pts, 14 boards, 3 blks) led the Air Strikers as all 6 players scored double figures. The Fury were led by G Fred Ford (40) and F Kameron Bright (21).

The Air Strikers move to 5-0 on the season, & are #2 in the weekly MBL poll.

Tracy McGuire and the Air Strikers stuffs D for 1 of his 2 blocks;

Rangers still undefeated

The Minnesota Rangers also stayed undefeated with a big win and have showed they are ready at another shot at a MBL Title - albeit early in the season.
The Rangers defeated the North Minneapolis Eagles (Branding Team) 141-120 and then defeated the Minnesota Broncos on the road 116-108. In the 2nd game the Broncos pulled the game close, but the Rangers used a great clutch play, and consistent offense to defeat the Broncos. The Rangers now move to 4-0 and stay tied for 1st in the West on the season, while the Broncos fall to 2-2.

By Deon Cash

Ft Wayne gets 2 big wins
The Ft Wayne Vision was able to get 2 big wins this weekend, pushing their record to 5-1 and showing they will be a contender in the early part of the season. On Saturday the Vision went on the road and defeated Springfield (Ohio) 137-127 in a high scoring game, which featured a little bit of everything. Then on Sunday the Vision came home and handed the Central Indiana Crusaders a 109-85 win in front of their home supporters.
The Vision was able to stifle Central Indiana, and with the 2 wins, this puts the Vision a half a game out of 1st place in the East.

Lincoln falls in tough weekend
The Lincoln Lions had a tough weekend, losing to the Chicago Fury on Saturday and the Champion Cedar Valley Court Kings on Sunday.
In Saturdays game, the Lions had opportunities to possibly win, but the Fury showed moxie, on the road nevertheless, and was able to win late.
In Sundays game the Lions looked a little tired, and couldn't keep up with the fast paced champions in Cedar Valley.
The loss drops the Lions to 0-4 in the early season.

Broncos split games this weekend
The Minnesota Broncos was able to get 1 of 2 games played this weekend in the W column
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On Saturday the Broncos was able to hold off a pesky Minnesota Pitbulls team. Both teams played well, but late in the game the Broncos hit key shots and played timely D, solidifying the win.
On Sunday, the Broncos had home court and it seemed that they would be able to grab another win vs , but great execution from the Minnesota Rangers was the difference in the game, and with that the Broncos record now sits at 2-2.




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CIBACOPA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Travis FRANKLIN
  Guasave
  (200-F-88)
  Avg: 27.7
 1. Franklin, Guasave27.7 
 2. Gray, Mazatlan25.2 
 3. Samarco, Durango24.2 
 4. Yeager, Guasave23.8 
 5. Ammons, Navolato23.0 
 6. Glover, Obregon22.7 
 7. Mitchell, Navolato22.0 
 8. Forte, Los Mochis21.7 
 9. Rice-Jr, Obregon20.5 
 10. Puckett, Culiacan20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael GLOVER
  Obregon
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Glover, Obregon11.3 
 2. Ammons, Navolato10.9 
 3. Forte, Los Mochis9.9 
 4. Little, Hermosillo8.6 
 5. Gibson, Tijuana8.6 
 6. Lathan, Tijuana8.5 
 7. Glaze, Culiacan7.6 
 8. Morrison, Tijuana7.5 
 9. Puckett, Culiacan7.1 
 10. Spurlock, Hermosillo6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Dwayne MITCHELL
  Navolato
  (196-G/F-82)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Mitchell, Navolato8.1 
 2. Yeager, Guasave5.1 
 3. Morrison, Tijuana5.0 
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