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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. Solano, Echague19.8 
 3. Green, Instituto19.8 
 4. Sims, Regatas C.18.3 
 5. Deck, San Lorenzo17.8 
 6. Quinteros, Regat.17.8 
 7. Mickeal, Atenas17.1 
 8. Vildoza, Quilm.16.9 
 9. Redivo, Weber B.16.8 
 10. Harper, Quimsa16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 12
 1. Williams, Olimpico.12.0 
 2. Crawford, Argen.10.4 
 3. Clancy, Instituto10.0 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.9.2 
 5. Lampropoulos, Boca J.8.9 
 6. Justiz, Estudian.8.8 
 7. Francis, La Union8.7 
 8. Vargas, GECR I.8.6 
 9. Johnson, Atenas8.3 
 10. Wood, San M.8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Maximiliano STANIC
  Olimpico.
  (178-PG-78)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Stanic, Olimpico.6.3 
 2. Balbi, Ferrocarril6.1 
 3. Aguirre, San L.5.6 
 4. Barral, Obras B.5.6 
 5. Konsztadt, La Union5.4 
 6. Cantero, San M.5.1 
 7. De-l., GECR I.4.5 
 8. Figueroa, Penarol4.5 
 9. Hopson, Quimsa4.5 
 10. Ciorciari, Instituto4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Gelvis SOLANO
  Echague
  (185-G-94)
  Avg: 2
 1. Solano, Echague2.0 
 2. Garcia, San M.2.0 
 3. Basualdo, Quilm.1.8 
 4. Vildoza, Quilm.1.7 
 5. De-l., GECR I.1.7 
 6. Johnson, Weber B.1.7 
 7. Zurbriggen, Obras B.1.6 
 8. Calfani, San L.1.5 
 9. Massey, Libertad.1.5 
 10. Flor, Quilmes MP1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Williams, Olimpico.3.2 
 2. Justiz, Estudian.2.1 
 3. Daniels, Quimsa1.6 
 4. Richard, Obras B.1.5 
 5. Crawford, Argen.1.5 
 6. Battle, Quimsa1.4 
 7. Meyinsse, San L.1.3 
 8. Calfani, San L.1.2 
 9. Clancy, Instituto1.1 
 10. Spurlock, Quimsa1.0 


Andres Nocioni selected the top Argentinian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Andres Nocioni
Andres Nocioni
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced international small forward Andres Nocioni (203-79, currently plays in Spain). He led Real Madrid to an overtime victory over the eighth-ranked Andorra (16-16) 88-86 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game. Nocioni was MVP of the game. He recorded 19 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 28 minutes on the court. Real Madrid (25-7) is placed first in the Liga Endesa. It was his team's consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This year Nocioni averages: 6.2ppg, 2.4rpg, 2FGP: 42.0%, 3FGP: 42.0% in 26 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Argentinian and Italian. Ex-Penarol Mar del Plata player is currently a member of the Argentinian senior national team.

Nicolas Laprovittola
Nicolas Laprovittola
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Nicolas Laprovittola (193-90, currently plays in Spain). Laprovittola led Baskonia to a victory over the 12th-ranked Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (12-20) crushing them 103-66 in the Spanish Liga Endesa last Sunday. He was the best player in that game. Laprovittola recorded 20 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (23-9) is placed second in the Liga Endesa. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial. Laprovittola's overall stats this season are: 5.4ppg, 1.6rpg, 3.4apg, 2FGP: 31.6%, 3FGP: 35.2% and FT: 81.8%. He is in the roster of the Argentinian senior national team.

Nicolas Richotti
Nicolas Richotti
   #3. The Argentinian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Nicolas Richotti (183-86, currently plays in Spain). Richotti contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider La ICL Manresa (5-27) crushing them 84-51 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Sunday night. He recorded 9 points and added 6 passes in 22 minutes. Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (22-10) is placed fifth in the Liga Endesa. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is quite important. It's Richotti's seventh season with the team. This year Richotti's overall stats are: 5.7ppg, 1.6rpg, 2.6apg, 2FGP: 40.4%, 3FGP: 24.0% and FT: 73.9% in 16 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Argentinian and Italian. Richotti is also a member of the Argentinian senior national team.

Facundo Campazzo
Facundo Campazzo
   #4. Point guard Facundo Campazzo (181-91, currently plays in Spain) was the main contributor in an UCAM Murcia's surprising victory against the third-ranked Valencia Basket (23-9) 70-67 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game. He was the top player that evening. Campazzo recorded 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB (14-18) is placed ninth in the Liga Endesa. The Regular Season already ended. Campazzo has relatively good stats this season: 14.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 5.9apg and 1.6spg. He is also Argentinian national team player.

Manu Ginobili
Manu Ginobili
   #5. International guard Manu Ginobili (198-77, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in NBA) could not help the San Antonio Spurs (61-21) in their last game. Despite Ginobili's very good performance the San Antonio Spurs (61-21) lost 108-120 on the road to the Golden State Warriors. He was the top scorer with 21 points in a mere 18 minutes. It was Spurs' third consecutive loss in a row. Ginobili is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his 15th year in Spurs' roster. This season Ginobili has relatively solid stats: 7.2ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.6apg and 1.1spg in 84 games. He has both Argentinian and Italian nationalities. Ginobili plays currently for the Argentinian national team.

Marcos Delia
Marcos Delia
   #6. Center Marcos Delia (211-92, currently plays in Spain) is a teammate of previously mentioned Facundo Campazzo and both played together in the last Spanish Liga Endesa game. Delia managed to help Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB to win against the third-ranked Valencia Basket (23-9) 70-67. He recorded only 4 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. It's Delia's first season with the team. Delia's total stats this year are: 5.7ppg and 3.3rpg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Argentinian National Team roster.

Juan Fernandez
Juan Fernandez
   #7. Former international guard Juan Fernandez (193-90, college: Temple, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help Leche Rio Breogan (24-10) in their last game on Friday. Despite Fernandez's good performance Leche Rio Breogan was defeated 93-80 on the opponent's court by the lower-ranked Burgos (#3). He recorded 10 points. Fernandez's total stats this season are: 9.0ppg, 1.6rpg and 2.7apg. He used to play for the Argentinian national team three years ago.

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

   #1. Andres Forray (187-PG-86, currently plays in Italy) was the major contributor in a Dolomiti En. TR's victory against the closely-ranked Banco di Srd (17-13) 75-69 in the Italian Serie A on Tuesday night. He scored 13 points. Dolomiti Energia Trento (18-12) is placed fourth in the Serie A. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Forray has been at the team for six years. Forray's total stats this season are: 6.5ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.0apg and 1.4spg. He has a dual citizenship: Argentinian and Italian.

   #2. Ariel Filloy (189-PG-87, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Italy) contributed to an Umana Venezia's victory against the seventh-ranked The Flexx PT (15-15) 92-79 in the Italian Serie A in Friday night's game. Filloy recorded 7 points in only 12 minutes. Umana Reyer Venezia (21-9) is placed second in the Serie A. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. It's Filloy's first season with the team. This year his total stats are: 7.4ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.3apg in 31 games he played so far. Filloy is another player who holds two passports: Argentinian and Italian. Despite his Argentinian nationality, Filloy previously played for the Italian U20 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Argentinian team.

   #3. Diego Corral (205-C-86, also represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Italy) could not help Omegna (19-11) in their last game. Despite Corral's good performance the second-placed Omegna (19-11) lost 70-75 on the road to the much lower-ranked (#11) Piacenza in the Group A. He scored 13 points, had 9 rebounds, passed 3 assists and added 3 blocks in 35 minutes. Corral has reliable stats this year: 13.5ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.2apg and 1.2bpg in 26 games. Similarly like Filloy and Forray above he has both Argentinian and Italian nationalities.

   #4. Adrian Chiera (190-G-94, another player represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Italy) led Cento to a victory over the leader Moncalieri (22-8) crushing them 82-52 in the Italian Serie B (third division) last Tuesday. Chiera was the top player that evening. He scored 17 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 26 minutes. Benedetto XIV Cento (21-9) is placed fourth in Group B. Chiera has reliable stats this year: 10.9ppg, 3.2rpg and 2.4apg in 32 games. Similarly like three previous players above, he also holds two passports: Argentinian and Italian.

   #5. Ernesto Rodriguez (178-G-90, currently plays in Puerto Rico) was not able to help Piratas in their game against Atleticos (8-14) in the Puerto Rican BSN. Rodriguez cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 2 points. Piratas was defeated 99-91 in San German by the lower-ranked Atleticos (#9). Rodriguez's total stats this season are: 1.6ppg and 1.3apg.

   #6. Experienced Marcelo Dip (205-C-84, agency: Players Group, currently plays in Italy) contributed to a 1-point Montegrano's victory against the leader Pescara 78-77 in the Italian Serie B (third division) in Sunday night's game. He recorded 13 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 31 minutes. Dip has reliable stats this year: 11.7ppg and 6.8rpg in 27 games. He has dual citizenship: Argentinian and Italian.

   #7. Enzo Damian Cena (200-F/C-92, currently plays in Italy) contributed to Bisceglie's victory against the second-ranked Palestrina 72-61 in the Italian Serie B (third division) last Tuesday. Cena scored 13 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Cena's total stats this season are: 7.0ppg and 4.2rpg. He holds both Argentinian and Italian passports.

   #8. Andreas Bergamin (195-F-93, another player represented by Players Group, currently plays in Italy) contributed to an easy victory against the 15th-ranked San Vendemiano crushing them 80-60 in the Italian Serie B (third division) on Sunday night. Bergamin recorded 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in 25 minutes. Bergamin has reliable stats this year: 11.4ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.5apg in 31 games. Similarly like Cena and Dip above he has Argentinian and Italian nationalities.

   #9. Juan Martin Orellano (190-G-89, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Zornotza in their game against CB Granada in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division). Orellano recorded only 4 points, 4 assists and 3 steals. His team was defeated 65-54. Orellano's total stats this season are: 3.9ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.6apg.

   #10. Alejandro Bortolussi (202-F-89, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help CB Granada in their game against Zornotza in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division). He scored 7 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 18 minutes. His team was edged 84-81. This year Bortolussi's total stats are: 9.2ppg and 4.6rpg in 38 games. He holds both Argentinian and Spanish passports.



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Brock Motum selected the top Australian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Brock Motum
Brock Motum
   #1. This week's number one is an international power forward Brock Motum (208-90, college: Washington St., currently plays in Lithuania). Motum led Zalgiris to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Neptunas (21-15) crushing them 83-60 in the Lithuanian LKL last Friday. He scored 12 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. 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. This season Motum averages: 9.7ppg, 2.5rpg, 2FGP: 59.7%(95-159), 3FGP: 50.5%(51-101) and FT: 83.1%. He is currently a member of the Australian senior national team.

Ben Madgen
Ben Madgen
   #2. Second place goes to former international swingman Ben Madgen (193-85, college: Augusta, currently plays in Lithuania). Madgen could not help one of league's weakest teams Lietkabelis (25-11) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Lietkabelis lost 85-96 on the road to the second-ranked Lietuvos rytas. Madgen was the top scorer with 17 points in 28 minutes. Madgen has relatively good stats this year: 11.9ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.4apg, 2FGP: 52.8%, 3FGP: 42.4% and FT: 85.9% in 42 games he played so far. He played for the Australian national team in 2014.

David Andersen
David Andersen
   #3. The Australian player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced international center David Andersen (213-80, currently plays in France). Andersen led ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket to a 2-point victory against the 16th-ranked Chalons-Reims (10-24) 77-75 in the French ProA in Tuesday night's game. He recorded 11 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (19-15) is placed eighth in the ProA. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Andersen's overall stats this season are: 6.8ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.4apg, 2FGP: 43.5%, 3FGP: 31.6% and FT: 71.4%. He is also a member of the Australian senior national team.

Jonah Bolden
Jonah Bolden
   #4. Forward Jonah Bolden (208-96, college: UCLA, currently plays in Serbia) led FMP to an easy victory against the league outsider Vrsac (1-8) crushing them 83-63 in the Serbian KLS last Thursday. Bolden scored 14 points, had 7 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 28 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his first season in pro basketball. FMP Beograd (6-3) is placed third in the KLS. This year Bolden has relatively solid stats: 11.0ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.2apg, 1.1bpg and 2.1spg in nine games. He used to play for the Australian U19 national team back in 2013.

Mirko Djeric
Mirko Djeric
   #5. Former U22 international guard Mirko Djeric (191-95, currently plays in Serbia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Jonah Bolden and both played together in the last Serbian KLS game. Djeric led FMP to an easy victory against the league outsider Vrsac (1-8) crushing them 83-63. He scored 15 points and added 6 assists. Djeric has reliable stats this season: 11.0ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.2apg, 1.1bpg and 2.1spg. He used to play for the Australian U22 national team two years ago.

Andrew James Ogilvy
Andrew James Ogilvy
   #6. Center Andrew James Ogilvy (211-88, college: Vanderbilt, currently plays in Iran) was not able to help Azad (5-3) in their last game. Despite Ogilvy's good performance the second-placed Azad (5-3) was badly defeated 85-66 in Abadan by the leading Naft in the Group 2. He had a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting 11 rebounds. Ogilvy also added 2 blocks in 28 minutes. Ogilvy has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 16.1ppg, 10.6rpg and 1.2apg in 13 games. Ogilvy is a former international player as he played for the Australian senior team four years ago.

Brad Newley
Brad Newley
   #7. International swingman Brad Newley (199-85, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Greece) contributed to a 1-point AEK Athens' victory against the closely-ranked Panathinaikos (14-8) 71-70 in a derby game in the Greek A1 last Sunday. He scored 6 points. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. AEK Athens (19-7) is placed third in the A1. Newley's overall stats this season are: 4.6ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.3apg. He is also Australian national team player.

Daniel Dillon
Daniel Dillon
   #8. Guard Daniel Dillon (193-86, agency: Babcock Sports, college: Arizona, currently plays in Japan) led Dragonflies to a victory over the leader Gunma (40-20) 78-65 in the Japanese B League D2 on Saturday night. Dillon was MVP of the game. He recorded 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in 24 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group West. Hiroshima Dragonflies (46-14) are placed second. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Dillon's stats this year are: 11.9ppg, 4.0rpg and 2.6apg in 63 games. He used to play for the Australian national team back in 2009.

Nick Kay
Nick Kay
   #9. Former U19 international power forward Nick Kay (206-92, college: Metro St., currently plays in New Zealand) was not able to secure a victory for one of league's weakest teams Sharks (9-5) in their last game on Friday. Despite Kay's very good performance Sharks were defeated 109-94 in Wellington by the leading Saints. He was the top scorer with 24 points. Kay also added 8 rebounds and 4 assists. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Kay averaged so far 14.9ppg, 8.6rpg and 3.2apg. He used to play for the Australian U19 national team seven years ago.

Patrick Mills
Patrick Mills
   #10. Point guard Patrick Mills (183-88, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in NBA) couldn't help the San Antonio Spurs (61-21) in their game against the Golden State Warriors (67-15) in the NBA. Mills scored 7 points and added 6 assists in 33 minutes. The San Antonio Spurs (61-21) lost 108-120 in Oakland to the Golden State Warriors. It was Spurs' third consecutive loss in a row. It's Mills' fifth season with the team. He averaged so far 9.6ppg, 1.8rpg and 3.4apg in 95 games. Mills is an international player who is currently on the senior Australian National Team roster.

   #11. Former U22 international guard Mitchell McCarron (191-92, college: Metro St., currently plays in New Zealand) was the major contributor in Rangers' victory against the closely-ranked Sharks crushing them 112-82 in the New Zealand NBL on Saturday night. He recorded 23 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists. This season McCarron has very high stats. He averages: 23.2ppg, 7.1rpg, 4.8apg and 2.0spg. McCarron used to play for the Australian U22 national team two years ago.

   #12. Former international guard Mitch Norton (184-93, currently plays in New Zealand) is a teammate of previously mentioned Nick Kay. But that was another game of his team in New Zealand NBL which we would like to mention. Norton contributed to Sharks' victory against the closely-ranked Rams 93-79. He scored 15 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 8 assists in 30 minutes. Norton averaged so far 11.1ppg, 3.3rpg, 5.7apg and 1.2spg in 14 games. He used to play for the Australian national team back in 2012.

   #13. Former U18 international center Jordan Vandenberg (216-90, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in Japan) managed to help Nishinomiya Storks in a victory against the leader Shimane Magic crushing them 78-53 in the Japanese B League D2 on Saturday night. Vandenberg recorded 5 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 21 minutes. This year Vandenberg's overall stats are: 9.7ppg, 9.1rpg, 1.2apg and 1.6bpg in 53 games. He used to play for the Australian U18 national team nine years ago.

   #14. International center Aleksandar Maric (211-84, college: Nebraska, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Blusens Monbus in their game against FC Barcelona in the Spanish Liga Endesa. Maric cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 3 points. His team was defeated 76-71. Maric's total stats this season are: 1.6ppg and 2.0rpg. He plays currently for the Australian national team.

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

   #1. Kyrie Irving (190-G-92, college: Duke, currently plays in NBA) could not help the Cleveland Cavaliers (51-31) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the Cleveland Cavaliers (51-31) were edged 111-108 on the road by the Boston Celtics. Irving was the top scorer with 29 points. He also added 7 assists in 40 minutes. It was Cavaliers' fourth consecutive loss in a row. It's Irving's sixth season with the team. Irving has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 24.9ppg, 3.0rpg, 5.8apg and 1.2spg in 83 games he played so far. Irving is a naturalized American. Strangely he has never played in Australia.

   #2. Josh Duinker (209-F/C-89, college: Richmond, currently plays in New Zealand) led Saints to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Sharks (9-5) 109-94 in the New Zealand NBL last Friday. Duinker recorded 13 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Wellington Saints (14-0) are placed first in the NBL. So far his team won all fourteen games in the Regular Season. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Duinker averaged so far 15.0ppg, 7.9rpg and 1.9apg. He has a dual citizenship: Dutch and Australian.

   #3. James Hunter (208-C-92, college: S.Dakota, currently plays in New Zealand) faced previously mentioned Josh Duinker in the New Zealand NBL last game. Hunter was not able to help one of league's weakest teams Sharks in their game against Saints (14-0). He recorded 9 points and grabbed 4 rebounds (made all of his five free throws). But Sharks were defeated 109-94 in Wellington by the leading Saints. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Hunter's total stats this season are: 6.3ppg and 4.6rpg.

   #4. Tony Tolovae (196-G-92, currently plays in New Zealand) was not able to secure a victory for one of league's weakest teams one of league's weakest teams Hawks (3-10) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Hawks lost 74-86 in Stoke to the higher-ranked (#5) Giants. Tolovae was the top scorer with 17 points. He also added 7 rebounds in 33 minutes. It was Hawks' fourth consecutive loss in a row. Tolovae averaged so far 12.8ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.9apg and 1.2spg in 13 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Australian and New Zealand.

   #5. Brandon Brine (198-F-91, college: Lethbridge, currently plays in Spain) managed to help San Pablo Inmobiliaria Miraflores Burgos in a victory against the closely-ranked Leche Rio Breogan (24-10) 88-79 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) in Sunday night's game. Brine scored 5 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 17 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. San Pablo Inmobiliaria Miraflores Burgos (24-10) is placed third in the LEB Gold. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. It's Brine's first season with the team. This year his total stats are: 5.3ppg and 3.5rpg in 36 games.

   #6. Venky Jois (202-F-93, college: E.Washington, currently plays in Estonia) contributed to a Tartu Ulikool's victory against the closely-ranked Parnu 66-57 in the Estonian Alexela KML last Monday. Jois scored 6 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. His total stats this season are: 8.5ppg, 7.4rpg and 1.1apg.



Joondalup Wolves tab Ryan Wright - by Hugh McAuliffe

Joondalup City Wanneroo Wolves (SBL) inked 30-year old Canadian power forward Ryan Wright (206-111kg-87, college: Oklahoma). He moved there from Vasas in Hungarian NB I. B where he started the season. In 21 games he recorded 13.0ppg and 7.3rpg this season. Wright also played that season for Szolnoki Olajbanyasz (A Division) in Hungarian league. In 9 NB I. B games he averaged 6.1ppg and 5.7rpg.
Among other achievements his team was regular season runner-up in Big 12 in 2009. Wright received also Asia-basket.com All-Taiwanese SBL 1st Team award back in 2012.
He is a very experienced player. Wright has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to eleven different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Wright has played previously professionally in China (Blue Whales), Finland (Namika Lahti), Mexico (Soles), Poland (Anwil), Turkey (Gelisim), Ukraine (Cherkasy), Venezuela (Trotamundos), Taiwan (Taiwan Mobile), South Korea (Sonic Boom KT) and Dominican Republic (Indios de San Francisco).
He attended University of Oklahoma until 2010 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
Wright's game is described as: Explosive dunker that does some things above the rim that really electrifies the crowd.. A phenomenal athlete who can score with his back to the basket or faced up. Advanced to the NCAA Final 4 (2) Consecutive years in a row while at UCLA before transferring to Oklahoma. Exceptional timing for shot blocking and hits the glass for rebounds hard. Shows leadership quality while setting the example in the classroom with Pac-10 & Big 12 All-Academic Team Honors.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Australia



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A Bundesliga Round 4 of Semi-Finals. Kapfenberg is waiting for opponent in final. - by Eurobasket News

Kapfenberg make it to the final by winning fourth match by close margin, while Wels and Oberwart will still gonna play in semifinals, as they will have decision-maker game on 24th May.

Wels - Oberwart 62-79


The game was mostly controlled by Redwell Gunners Oberwart. Raiffeisen Wels was better in second period 21-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Redwell Gunners Oberwart players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. Worth to mention a quality performance of power forward Benjamin Blazevic (204-95) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 7 rebounds and American guard Chris McNealy (194-92, college: Cal-Irvine) who added 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Four Redwell Gunners Oberwart players scored in double figures. At the losing side the former international Davor Lamesic (205-83, agency: Interperformances) responded with 11 points and 6 rebounds and American guard DeJuan Wright (190-88, college: FIU) scored 11 points and 5 rebounds. Raiffeisen Wels' coach rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Wels: K.Payton 13+3reb+1ast, D.Wright 11+5reb+2ast, D.Lamesic 11+6reb+3ast, T.Csebits 7+3reb, E.Zulic 5+1reb+1ast, A.Chan 5+2reb
Oberwart: B.Blazevic 20+7reb+2ast, C.McNealy 14+6reb+5ast, A.Cumberbatch 12+6reb+4ast, J.Traylor 10+4reb+2ast, D.Jackson 7+3reb+9ast, S.Kaeferle 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 547132


Kapfenberg - Gmunden 61-59

Gmunden Swans were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Worth to mention a great performance of Serbian point guard Bogic Vujosevic (190-92, agency: Octagon Europe) who helped to win the game recording 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his nine free throws !!!). Naturalized Croatian power forward Milan Stegnjaic (204-81) contributed with 12 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. International forward Enis Murati (194-88, agency: Octagon Europe) replied with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and American-British guard Michael Ojo (195-89, college: Lehigh) added 16 points and 4 steals in the effort for Gmunden Swans.
Top scorers:
Gmunden: E.Murati 18+6reb+4ast, M.Ojo 16+3reb+2ast, T.Klette 9+1reb, D.Friedrich 8+4reb+1ast, P.Gaidys 5+8reb+1ast, T.Blazan 3+2reb+1ast
Kapfenberg: B.Vujosevic 22+7reb+4ast, M.Stegnjaic 12+5reb+1ast, C.Baptiste 9+8reb, K.Jamar 7+1ast, M.Coffin 6+4reb+1ast, A.Woschank 3+3reb+3ast
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Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Codi MILLER-MCINTYRE
  Leuven
  (190-G-94)
  Avg: 17.2
 1. Miller-M., Leuven17.2 
 2. Clark, Antwerp16.8 
 3. Tofi, Aalstar14.7 
 4. Demps, Mons-Hai.14.2 
 5. Tuttle, Limburg .14.1 
 6. Troisfontain., Aalst.14.1 
 7. Channels, Kango.13.9 
 8. Ware, Antwerp13.6 
 9. Samhan, Leuven13.6 
 10. Ubel, Brussels13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ANDERSON
  Antwerp
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Anderson, Antwerp8.3 
 2. Badji, Kangoeroes7.0 
 3. Amis, Aalstar6.9 
 4. Ubel, Brussels6.8 
 5. Ware, Antwerp6.6 
 6. Samhan, Leuven6.6 
 7. Simmons, Brussels6.2 
 8. Tuttle, Limburg .6.1 
 9. Fields, Liege6.1 
 10. Tofi, Aalstar5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Codi MILLER-MCINTYRE
  Leuven
  (190-G-94)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Miller-M., Leuven5.8 
 2. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.5 
 3. Anderson, Limburg .4.9 
 4. Channels, Kango.4.8 
 5. Clark, Antwerp4.4 
 6. Loubry, Brussels4.4 
 7. Marnegrave, Spirou4.1 
 8. Bosco, Mons-Hai.3.9 
 9. Tuttle, Limburg .3.8 
 10. Hertay, Liege3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Codi MILLER-MCINTYRE
  Leuven
  (190-G-94)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Miller-M., Leuven1.9 
 2. Punter, Antwerp1.7 
 3. Simpson, Liege1.5 
 4. Bowman, Spirou1.5 
 5. Tuttle, Limburg .1.4 
 6. Channels, Kango.1.4 
 7. Clark, Antwerp1.4 
 8. Billbury, Leuven1.3 
 9. Muya, Brussels1.3 
 10. Hertay, Liege1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Bill AMIS
  Aalstar
  (206-PF-87)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Amis, Aalstar1.4 
 2. Fusek, Spirou0.9 
 3. Fields, Liege0.9 
 4. Boukichou, Oostende0.8 
 5. Bako, Leuven0.7 
 6. Henry, Kangoeroes0.7 
 7. Ubel, Brussels0.7 
 8. Ware, Antwerp0.6 
 9. Olah, Mons-Hainaut0.6 
 10. Samhan, Leuven0.6 


Maxime De Zeeuw selected the top Belgian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Maxime De Zeeuw
Maxime De Zeeuw
   #1. This week's number one is an international power forward Maxime De Zeeuw (206-87, currently plays in Germany). He was the major contributor in a EWE Baskets' victory against the closely-ranked BBC Bayreuth (22-10) 94-86 in the German BBL in Tuesday night's game. De Zeeuw recorded 18 points in a mere 17 minutes on the court. EWE Baskets Oldenburg (18-14) is placed seventh in the BBL. It's De Zeeuw's first season with the team. This year he averages: 9.8ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.5apg, 2FGP: 58.3%(67-115), 3FGP: 43.5% and FT: 83.1% in 33 games he played so far. Ex-Verviers-Pepinster player is currently a member of the Belgian senior national team.

Jonathan Tabu
Jonathan Tabu
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Jonathan Tabu (189-85, currently plays in Spain). Tabu could not help RETAbet BB (14-18) in their last game. Despite his good performance RETAbet BB lost 80-86 on the road to the higher-ranked (#7) Gran Canaria. Tabu recorded 10 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists in 27 minutes. It was RETAbet BB's third consecutive loss in a row. The Regular Season already ended. This year Tabu's overall stats are: 9.9ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.6apg, 2FGP: 45.4%, 3FGP: 37.9% and FT: 79.7% in 28 games. He has a dual citizenship: Belgian and Congolese. Tabu is in the roster of the Belgian senior national team.

Elias Lasisi
Elias Lasisi
   #3. The Belgian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international swingman Elias Lasisi (192-92, currently plays in France). He contributed to an easy victory against the 11th-ranked Cholet Basket (14-20) crushing them 84-43 in the French ProA in Tuesday night's game. Lasisi recorded 10 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. ESSM Le Portel Cote d'Opale (19-15) is placed seventh in the ProA. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Lasisi's total stats this season are: 7.3ppg, 2.3rpg, 2FGP: 58.8%(30-51), 3FGP: 39.4% and FT: 71.4%. He is also a member of the Belgian senior national team.

Axel Hervelle
Axel Hervelle
   #4. An experienced forward Axel Hervelle (205-83, currently plays in Spain) is a teammate of previously mentioned Jonathan Tabu and both played together in the last Spanish Liga Endesa game. Hervelle was not able to help RETAbet BB in their game against Gran Canaria (21-11). He recorded 8 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists in 28 minutes. RETAbet BB lost 80-86 in Las Palmas to the higher-ranked (#7) Gran Canaria. Hervelle has been at the team for seven years. This season Hervelle's total stats are: 6.5ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.9apg in 32 games. He is also Belgian national team player.

Sam Van Rossom
Sam Van Rossom
   #5. International point guard Sam Van Rossom (188-86, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Valencia Basket (23-9) in their game against UCAM Murcia (14-18) in the Spanish Liga Endesa. Van Rossom recorded 5 points. Valencia Basket was edged 70-67 in Murcia by the lower-ranked UCAM (#9). His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial. Van Rossom plays fourth season for the team. Van Rossom has averaged so far 5.4ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.1apg. He plays currently for the Belgian national team.

Quentin Serron
Quentin Serron
   #6. Guard Quentin Serron (190-90, currently plays in France) couldn't help Gravelines-Dunkerque (16-18) in their game against Olympique Antibes (12-22) in the French ProA, despite his good performance in Tuesday night's game. Serron recorded 10 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals in 34 minutes. But Gravelines-Dunkerque lost 71-79 in Antibes to the lower-ranked (#14) Olympique. It was Gravelines-Dunkerque's third consecutive loss in a row. The Regular Season already ended. Serron has averaged so far 5.7ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.6apg in 15 games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Belgian National Team roster.

Dimitri Lauwers
Dimitri Lauwers
   #7. Former international point guard Dimitri Lauwers (187-79, currently plays in Italy) managed to help Bergamo Basket 2014 to win against the sixth-ranked Lecco (19-11) 73-65 in the Italian Serie B (third division) on Sunday night. Lauwers recorded 5 points and added 3 passes. Bergamo Basket 2014 (24-6) is placed second in Group B. Lauwers has averaged so far 5.1ppg, 2.6rpg and 2.0apg. He used to play for the Belgian national team five years ago.

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

   #1. Ruphin Kayembe (200-F/C-92, currently plays in France) led Souffelweyersheim to a victory over the eighth-ranked Lourdes-Tarbes (19-15) 87-77 in the French NM1 (third division) last Saturday. Kayembe was MVP of the game. He recorded a double-double by scoring 23 points and getting 16 rebounds. Kayembe also added 4 blocks and 3 steals. BC Souffelweyersheim (23-11) is placed third in the NM1. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Kayembe has relatively good stats this season: 12.2ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.7apg. He has a dual citizenship: DR Congolese and Belgian.

   #2. Jonathan Dubas (204-F/C-91, currently plays in Switzerland) could not help Monthey (18-7) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite Dubas' good performance the second-placed Monthey (18-7) was defeated 81-69 at home by the lower-ranked Lugano Tigers (#3) in the Places 1-6 group. He recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting the same number of rebounds. Dubas also added 7 assists. Dubas has averaged so far 9.7ppg, 7.4rpg, 2.1apg and 1.1spg. He is another player who holds two passports: Belgian and Swiss.

   #3. Tyler Haws (193-G-91, college: BYU, currently plays in Poland) was not able to help Anwil in their game against Energa Czarni (19-13) in the Polish PLK. Haws cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points in 13 minutes. The league leader Anwil lost 62-67 on their home court in Wloclawek to the much lower-ranked (#8) Energa Czarni. Haws has averaged so far 8.7ppg and 1.9rpg in 29 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Haws has never played in Belgium.

   #4. Andrija Coric (199-F/G-95, currently plays in Croatia) managed to help KK Cibona VIP Zagreb to win against the closely-ranked Cedevita (18-8) 91-85 in a derby game in the Croatian A1 in Saturday night's game. He scored only one point. KK Cibona VIP Zagreb (20-6) is placed fourth in the A1. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. Coric has averaged so far 5.0ppg and 2.3rpg. He has both Belgian and Croatian nationalities.

   #5. Charly Pontens (190-PG-95, currently plays in France) was not able to secure a victory for ADA Blois (17-17) in their game against JA Vichy (14-20) in the French ProB (second division). Pontens recorded 6 points in 18 minutes. ADA Blois was edged 83-81 on the road by the lower-ranked (#14) JA Vichy. The Regular Season already ended. Pontens has averaged so far 3.5ppg and 1.5apg in 31 games. He also holds two passports: Belgian and French. Despite Pontens' Belgian nationality, he previously played for the French U20 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Belgian team.



Euromillions League Round 3 of Quarter-Finals. Semifinal picture completed - by Eurobasket News

Semifinal picture is set as Spirou and Brussels make their decisive victories to advance into semifinals after they was tied in series with 1-1. Oostende will be playing against Spirou, while Antwerp will face semifinal series against Brussels.

Brussels - Limburg United 95-83


Basic-Fit Brussels looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was a good game for the former international point guard Domien Loubry (186-85) who led his team to a victory with 28 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. American swingman Chris Dowe (193-91, college: Bellarmine) contributed with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. The former international forward Wen-Boss Mukubu (198-83, college: UAB) answered with 13 points and 6 rebounds and American forward Daniel Jansen (206-94, college: Augustana, SD) added 18 points in the effort for Limburg United. Four Limburg United players scored in double figures. Limburg United's coach Thomas Roijakkers rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Limburg United: D.Jansen 18+2reb+1ast, W.Boss Mukubu 13+6reb+2ast, H.Vanwijn 11+6reb, S.Tuttle 10+3reb+4ast, B.Simons 9+1reb+2ast, J.Anderson 7+2reb+4ast
Brussels: D.Loubry 28+5reb+6ast, C.Dowe 18+7reb+8ast, J.Simmons 11+7reb+5ast, G.Muya 10+2reb, A.Lichodzijewski 9+4reb+2ast, A.Peciukevicius 8+2ast
gschID: 547163


Aalstar - Spirou 63-79

It was a good game for the former international swingman Loic Schwartz (197-92) who led his team to a victory with 19 points and 8 rebounds. The former international guard Alexandre Libert (194-90, agency: Promotex) contributed with 15 points for the winners. American swingman Yunio Barrueta (198-93, college: Barry) answered with 14 points and the former international swingman Olivier Troisfontaines (196-89, agency: LBM Management) added 8 points in the effort for Okapi Aalstar. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Aalstar: Y.Barrueta 14+1reb, S.Blair 10+3reb, B.Amis 9+1ast, O.Troisfontaines 8+3reb+3ast, N.El Khounchar 6+3reb+2ast, J.Tofi 6+6reb+1ast
Spirou: L.Schwartz 19+8reb+1ast, A.Libert 15+1reb+2ast, D.Richardson 10+4reb+3ast, M.Fusek 9+3reb+1ast, A.Kemp 9+6reb, N.Marnegrave 6+3reb+4ast
gschID: 547162





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  BOSNIA  


Nihad Djedovic selected the top Bosnian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Nihad Djedovic
Nihad Djedovic
   #1. This week's number one is an international small forward Nihad Djedovic (196-90, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Germany). He led Bayern Muenchen to a victory over the closely-ranked ALBA Berlin (18-14) 87-82 in the German BBL in Tuesday night's game. Djedovic was MVP of the game. He recorded 19 points and added 3 passes in 20 minutes on the court. FC Bayern Muenchen (28-4) is placed third in the BBL. It's Djedovic's fourth season with the team. Djedovic has relatively good stats this year: 10.1ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.5apg, 2FGP: 58.9%(73-124), 3FGP: 45.7%(43-94) and FT: 81.7% in 37 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Bosnia and Herzegovina and German. Djedovic is currently a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team.

Milan Milosevic
Milan Milosevic
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Milan Milosevic (203-85, agency: BeoExcell, currently plays in Greece). He was the main contributor in a 1-point AEK Athens' victory against the closely-ranked Panathinaikos (14-8) 71-70 in a derby game in the Greek A1 last Sunday. Milosevic was the best player in that game. He scored 14 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and dished 4 assists. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. AEK Athens (19-7) is placed third in the A1. This season Milosevic averages: 8.7ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 59.3%(48-81), 3FGP: 22.9% and FT: 62.7%. He is in the roster of the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team.

Zack Wright
Zack Wright
   #3. The Bosnia and Herzegovina player who performed third best last week abroad was an international guard Zack Wright (191-85, college: Central Mo., currently plays in France). Wright contributed to Monaco's victory against the closely-ranked Strasbourg IG (23-11) 92-85 in the French ProA on Tuesday night. He recorded 10 points, 5 assists and 3 steals in 23 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. AS Monaco Basket (30-4) is placed first in the ProA. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Wright's first season with the team. This year Wright's overall stats are: 8.5ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.9apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 51.0%, 3FGP: 36.6% and FT: 73.6% in 31 games. He is a naturalized American. Wright is also a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team. Strangely he has never played in Bosnia.

Ognjen Kuzmic
Ognjen Kuzmic
   #4. Center Ognjen Kuzmic (213-90, currently plays in Serbia). Kuzmic could not help Crvena Zvezda (8-1) to beat Partizan (8-1). He scored 9 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. But the league leader Crvena Zvezda was edged 78-77 in a derby game by the second-ranked Partizan. They ended the series of eight consecutive victories. Kuzmic's total stats this season are: 8.1ppg and 4.4rpg. He is another player who holds two passports: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbian. Kuzmic used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team back in 2012.

Aleksandar Lazic
Aleksandar Lazic
   #5. U20 international swingman Aleksandar Lazic (201-96, currently plays in Serbia) was the major contributor in a Dynamic BG's victory against one of league's weakest teams Spartak (1-8) 83-73 in the Serbian KLS on Thursday night. He recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and getting 10 rebounds. Dynamic BG Beograd (4-5) is placed fifth in the KLS. Lazic's total stats this season are: 8.8ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.2apg and 1.2spg. He plays currently for the Bosnia and Herzegovina U20 national team.

Elmedin Kikanovic
Elmedin Kikanovic
   #6. Center Elmedin Kikanovic (211-88, also represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Germany) faced previously mentioned Nihad Djedovic in the German BBL last game. Kikanovic was not able to help ALBA Berlin (18-14) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite his good performance ALBA Berlin was defeated 87-82 on the road by the higher-ranked Bayern Muenchen (#3). Kikanovic recorded 13 points. Kikanovic has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 15.5ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.5apg. Kikanovic is an international player who is currently on the senior Bosnia and Herzegovina National Team roster.

Alex Renfroe
Alex Renfroe
   #7. International point guard Alex Renfroe (191-86, another player represented by BeoBasket, college: Belmont, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for FC Barcelona (22-10) in their game against Valencia Basket (23-9) in the Spanish Liga Endesa. He recorded 5 points and added 3 assists. FC Barcelona was crushed 83-61 in Valencia by the higher-ranked Basket (#3). Renfroe's total stats this season are: 5.4ppg, 1.9rpg and 2.1apg. He is a naturalized American. Renfroe is also Bosnia and Herzegovina national team player. Apparently he has never played in Bosnia.

Dejan Todorovic
Dejan Todorovic
   #8. Forward Dejan Todorovic (197-94, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help RETAbet BB (14-18) in their game against Gran Canaria (21-11) in the Spanish Liga Endesa, despite his good performance in Sunday night's game. Todorovic recorded 10 points and added 3 passes in 17 minutes. But RETAbet BB lost 80-86 in Las Palmas to the higher-ranked (#7) Gran Canaria. It was RETAbet BB's third consecutive loss in a row. The Regular Season already ended. This year Todorovic's total stats are: 5.4ppg and 2.1rpg in 31 games. He used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina U16 national team back in 2009.

Adin Vrabac
Adin Vrabac
   #9. International shooting guard Adin Vrabac (204-94, currently plays in Serbia) managed to help BC Partizan NiS Beograd in a victory against the league outsider Vrsac (1-8) 81-74 in the Serbian KLS on Monday night. Vrabac scored only 2 points in 12 minutes. BC Partizan NiS Beograd (8-1) is placed second in the KLS. It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row. Vrabac has averaged so far 5.8ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.1spg in nine games. He is also in the roster of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

Filip Adamovic
Filip Adamovic
   #10. Point guard Filip Adamovic (183-88, agency: 011 Sports, currently plays in Romania) contributed to a 2-point UBT Cluj Napoca's victory against the third-ranked Steaua CSM (17-11) 87-85 in the Romanian Liga Nationala last Friday. He recorded 11 points and added 3 assists in 33 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Places 1-6. U-Banca Transilvania Cluj Napoca (24-4) is placed first in Places 1-6 group. This year Adamovic has relatively solid stats: 12.8ppg, 2.3rpg, 6.0apg and 1.9spg in 34 games. He is a former international player as three years ago he still played for the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team.

   #11. Former international guard Diego Kapelan (190-87, college: McNeese St., currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Ourense in their game against Oviedo CB in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division), despite his very good performance in Sunday night's game. He was the top scorer with 18 points. Kapelan also added 4 rebounds in 29 minutes. But his team lost 66-74. Kapelan has reliable stats this year: 12.0ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.3apg in 38 games. He used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team six years ago.

   #12. International guard Muhamed Pasalic (192-87, agency: PEPI SPORT, currently plays in Romania) couldn't help Oradea in their game against CSU Sibiu in the Romanian Liga Nationala. Pasalic recorded 5 points. His team was defeated 69-63. Pasalic has averaged so far 9.2ppg, 1.8rpg and 2.4apg. He is also in the roster of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

   #13. International guard Nemanja Mitrovic (197-90, college: Portland, currently plays in Spain) is a teammate of previously mentioned Diego Kapelan and both played together in the last Spanish LEB Gold game. Mitrovic couldn't help Ourense in their game against Oviedo CB. He cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. Mitrovic recorded only 3 points in 26 minutes. His team lost 66-74. Mitrovic's stats this year are: 11.8ppg and 3.0rpg in 37 games. He is also Bosnia and Herzegovina national team player.

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

   #1. Domagoj Bosnjak (201-F/G-95, currently plays in Croatia) led Cibona to a victory against the closely-ranked Cedevita (18-8) 91-85 in a derby game in the Croatian A1 last Saturday. He scored 11 points and added 7 passes in 26 minutes. KK Cibona VIP Zagreb (20-6) is placed fourth in the A1. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. This year Bosnjak's total stats are: 6.5ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.6apg in 33 games he played so far.

   #2. Goran Suton (208-C-85, college: Michigan St., currently plays in Spain) led Movil Estudiantes to a victory over one of league's weakest teams Zaragoza (9-23) 90-85 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game. Suton was the top player that evening. He had a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 10 rebounds in 31 minutes. Movistar Estudiantes (3-0) is placed first in the Liga Endesa. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. The Regular Season already ended. This year Suton's total stats are: 8.6ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.3apg in 32 games. He has a dual citizenship: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatian.

   #3. Mirza Begic (216-C-85, currently plays in Croatia) contributed to Cedevita's victory against the closely-ranked Cibona (20-6) 79-73 in a derby game in the Croatian A1 last Wednesday. Begic recorded 10 points. KK Cedevita Zagreb (18-8) is placed sixth in the A1. Begic's total stats this season are: 5.4ppg and 3.4rpg. He is another player who holds two passports: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenian.

   #4. Dragan Djuranovic (203-C/F-88, agency: PEPI SPORT, currently plays in Slovenia) could not help Rogaska (7-3) in their last game. Despite Djuranovic's good performance the second-placed Rogaska (7-3) was edged 75-73 on the road by the lower-ranked (#4) Un.Olimpija in the Places 1-6 group. He scored 14 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 27 minutes. This year Djuranovic's total stats are: 9.8ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.4apg and 1.2bpg in 36 games.

   #5. Aleksandar Todorovic (206-C/F-87, currently plays in Serbia) was the major contributor in Borac's victory against the closely-ranked Dynamic BG (4-5) 91-87 in the Serbian KLS last Monday. He scored 14 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 33 minutes. KK Borac Mozzart Cacak (3-6) is placed sixth in the KLS. This year Todorovic has relatively solid stats: 12.5ppg and 6.4rpg in 35 games.

   #6. Ismet Sejfic (208-C-93, agency: XL Basketball Agency, currently plays in Hungary) was not able to help PVSK Pannon (20-14) in their last game on Friday. Despite Sejfic's good performance the first-placed PVSK Pannon was defeated 103-89 at home by the lower-ranked Kormend (#3) in the Places 6-10 group. He recorded a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 12 rebounds. Sejfic also added 3 assists. Sejfic has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 15.8ppg and 8.4rpg.

   #7. Stefan Matic (196-SG-91, currently plays in Serbia) was not able to secure a victory for Spartak (1-8) in their last game on Monday. Despite Matic's good performance Spartak was crushed 89-60 in Beograd by the leading Crvena Zvezda. He was the second best scorer with 11 points. Matic has averaged so far 5.5ppg and 1.7rpg.

   #8. Experienced Davor Lamesic (205-PF-83, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Austria) couldn't help Raiffeisen Wels (16-16) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Lamesic's very good performance Raiffeisen Wels were defeated 89-83 in Oberwart by the leading Redwell Gunners. He was the top scorer with 20 points. Lamesic also added 7 rebounds. This season Lamesic has very high stats. He averages: 17.4ppg, 7.6rpg and 2.8apg. Lamesic has both Bosnia and Herzegovina and Austrian nationalities.



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  BRAZIL  


Brazilian Liga Ouro round 11 best performance: Wesley Russell - by Eurobasket News

American Guard Wesley Russell (193-G-93) had an amazing evening in the last round for top-ranked Botafogo F.R., receiving a Latinbasket.com Liga Ouro Player of the Week award for round 11.
The 23-year old player was the main contributor (31 points, six rebounds and four assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Joinville (#4, 10-8) 88-82. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Botafogo F.R. to consolidate first place in the Brazilian Liga Ouro. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Botafogo F.R. has a very solid 15-5 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. In the team's last game Russell had a remarkable 61.1% from 2-point range. It was one of impressive evenings for him as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Former Ohio Christian University star has very solid stats this year. Russell is in league's top in rebounds (9th best: 5.9rpg) and assists (8th best: 2.5apg). Worth to mention Russell played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

The second best player in last round's games was another Botafogo F.R.'s star - 27-year old Abner Moreira (206-F/C-89). Moreira had a very good evening with a double-double of 23 points and 10 rebounds. Of course together with Russell he helped Botafogo F.R. with another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Brusque (#6, 1-17) 87-66. Of course Botafogo F.R. still keep the league's top spot. His team has currently 15-5 record. Moreira is a newcomer at Botafogo F.R. and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.

Third on the list of top players last round was guard Lucas Vezaro (188-G-96) of Joinville (#4). Vezaro scored 24 points. Despite Vezaro's great performance Joinville lost 82-88 to #1 ranked Botafogo F.R.. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Joinville needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 10 victories and 8 lost games. Vezaro has a great season in Brazil. After 17 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 15.4ppg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jamaal Smith (175-PG-85) of Botafogo F.R. - 12 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Willian da Silva (200-SF-81) of Brusque - 20 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Tarvin Gaines (198-SF-91) of Blumenau - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Maxwell Dias (198-SF-91) of Joinville - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Deonta Stocks (185-G-88) of Blumenau - 16 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Luiz Semmke (197-SF-92) of Blumenau - 14 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Jose Victor Jeronimo (208-C-91) of Joinville - 12 points and 7 rebounds

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)



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 20
 1. Semple, Akademik.20.0 
 2. Ivanov, Levski19.6 
 3. Shelton, Rilski19.5 
 4. Smith, Akademik PL18.2 
 5. Petkov, Yambol17.5 
 6. Marincheshki, Spartak .17.2 
 7. Sekulovic, Balkan16.8 
 8. Savic, Spartak .16.3 
 9. Bozov, Rilski16.2 
 10. Marinov, Spartak .15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 12
 1. Semple, Akademik.12.0 
 2. Shelton, Rilski10.6 
 3. Marincheshki, Spartak .9.4 
 4. Sekulovic, Balkan9.0 
 5. Zack, Lukoil Acad.8.7 
 6. Savic, Spartak .8.5 
 7. Varbanov, Yambol8.1 
 8. Bruinsma, Rilski8.1 
 9. Jones, Beroe7.9 
 10. Daniels, Balkan7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Oscar BELLFIELD
  Akademik.
  (187-PG-90)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Bellfield, Akademik.6.8 
 2. Karamfilov, Cherno M.6.5 
 3. Gruev, Spartak .5.5 
 4. Hott, Balkan5.4 
 5. Dudev, Spartak .5.3 
 6. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.5.3 
 7. Parker, Rilski4.8 
 8. Marinov, Balkan4.5 
 9. Bozov, Rilski4.4 
 10. Hadjirusev, Levski4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Semple, Akademik.2.2 
 2. Bellfield, Akademik.2.1 
 3. Karamfilov, Cherno M.2.0 
 4. Parker, Rilski1.9 
 5. Zahariev, Lukoil A.1.8 
 6. Jones, Beroe1.8 
 7. Marinov, Balkan1.8 
 8. Gibson, Beroe1.7 
 9. Avramov, Lukoil A.1.5 
 10. Hott, Balkan1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Semple, Akademik.2.0 
 2. Jones, Beroe1.5 
 3. Varbanov, Yambol1.0 
 4. Korniyenko, Lukoil A.1.0 
 5. Doychinov, Levski0.8 
 6. Zack, Lukoil Acad.0.8 
 7. Petkov, Yambol0.7 
 8. Savic, Spartak .0.7 
 9. Gudul, Beroe0.6 
 10. Daniels, Balkan0.6 


Dee Bost selected the top Bulgarian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Dee Bost
Dee Bost
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Dee Bost (188-89, agency: BeoBasket, college: Mississippi St., currently plays in France). He could not help Monaco (30-4) in their last game. Despite Bost's good performance the league leader Monaco was edged 72-69 at home by the much lower-ranked (#8) ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket. He was the second best scorer with 12 points. Bost also added 4 rebounds in 21 minutes on the court. Bost has relatively good stats this year: 13.0ppg, 3.1rpg, 5.5apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 39.8%, 3FGP: 35.4% and FT: 79.8% in 35 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Bost is currently a member of the Bulgarian senior national team. Strangely he has never played in Bulgaria.

Branko Mirkovic
Branko Mirkovic
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced former international guard Branko Mirkovic (190-82, agency: 011 Sports, currently plays in Estonia). Mirkovic led Kalev/Cramo to a 3-point victory over the closely-ranked Rapla (20-12) 77-74 in the Estonian Alexela KML last Thursday. He was MVP of the game. Mirkovic scored 27 points (!!!) and had 3 steals. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn (29-3) is placed third in the Alexela KML. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. This season Mirkovic has relatively solid stats: 14.7ppg, 3.6rpg, 4.1apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 47.6%, 3FGP: 44.4% and FT: 87.0%. He has a dual citizenship: Serbian and Bulgarian. Former Rilski Sportlist Samokov starter played for the Bulgarian national team in 2013.

Filip Videnov
Filip Videnov
   #3. The Bulgarian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international small forward Filip Videnov (196-80, agency: Alti Sport, college: W.Kentucky, currently plays in Iran). Videnov was not able to help Arak (3-3) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his very good performance the second-placed Arak (3-3) was edged 95-94 on the road by the second-ranked Azad in the Group 1. Videnov was the second best scorer with 25 points. He also added 9 rebounds. Videnov has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 19.1ppg, 7.2rpg, 2.9apg, 1.8spg, 2FGP: 46.0%, 3FGP: 35.2% and FT: 63.9%. Videnov played for the Bulgarian national team five years ago.

Cedric Simmons
Cedric Simmons
   #4. Power forward Cedric Simmons (206-86, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in Estonia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Branko Mirkovic and both played together in the last Estonian Alexela KML game. Simmons contributed to a 3-point Kalev/Cramo's victory against the closely-ranked Rapla (20-12) 77-74. He scored 8 points, had 9 rebounds, passed 5 assists and added 4 blocks in 30 minutes. Simmons has reliable stats this year: 10.1ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.7apg and 1.1bpg in 23 games. He is a naturalized American. Simmons used to play for the Bulgarian national team back in 2012. Apparently he has never played in Bulgaria.

Hristo Nikolov
Hristo Nikolov
   #5. Former international power forward Hristo Nikolov (200-85, also represented by 011 Sports, currently plays in Poland) was not able to secure a victory for one of league's weakest teams BM Slam Stal (21-11) in their last game on Monday. Despite Nikolov's good performance BM Slam Stal was defeated 89-74 in Zielona Gora by the second-ranked Stelmet. He scored 12 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Nikolov's overall stats this season are: 9.2ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.1apg. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team three years ago.

Yordan Minchev
Yordan Minchev
   #6. Forward Yordan Minchev (202-98, currently plays in Serbia) couldn't help Vrsac (14-8) in their last game on Monday. Despite Minchev's good performance Vrsac was defeated 81-74 on their home court in Vrsac by the second-ranked Partizan. He was the second best scorer with 13 points. Minchev also added 4 rebounds. There are only four games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game will be critical. Minchev's overall stats this season are: 4.3ppg and 2.5rpg. He is U18 international player who is currently on the Bulgarian National Team roster.

Pavel Marinov
Pavel Marinov
   #7. Former international small forward Pavel Marinov (199-88, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in France) led Lille Metropole to a victory over the league outsider Saint-Quentin (13-21) 80-73 in the French ProB (second division) on Friday night. Marinov was the best player in that game. He recorded 24 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals in 32 minutes. Lille Metropole Basket (21-13) is placed third in the ProB. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Marinov has very impressive stats this year: 17.3ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.3apg and 1.2spg in six games. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team three years ago.

Alexander Vezenkov
Alexander Vezenkov
   #8. Power forward Alexander Vezenkov (206-95, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help FC Barcelona (22-10) in their game against Valencia Basket (23-9) in the Spanish Liga Endesa. Vezenkov cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 2 points. FC Barcelona was crushed 83-61 in Valencia by the higher-ranked Basket (#3). Vezenkov's overall stats this season are: 8.8ppg and 3.1rpg. He plays currently for the Bulgarian national team.

Jason Washburn
Jason Washburn
   #9. International center Jason Washburn (210-90, agency: Pensack Sports, college: Utah, currently plays in Japan) couldn't help Yokohama BC (16-44) in their game against Toyama Grouses (18-42) in the Japanese B League. Washburn recorded 9 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists in 23 minutes. But Yokohama BC (#6) lost 71-79 in Toyama to the higher-ranked (#5) Grouses in the Central group. It was Yokohama BC's fourth consecutive loss in a row. Washburn's stats this year are: 14.6ppg, 7.2rpg and 1.2apg in 54 games. He is a naturalized American. Washburn is also in the roster of the Bulgarian national team. Interesting that he has never played in Bulgaria.

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

   #1. Experienced Willie Deane (188-PG-80, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Purdue, currently plays in Latvia) could not help Ventspils (27-5) in their last game. Despite Deane's very good performance the league leader Ventspils lost 76-84 at home to the lower-ranked (#6) VEF Riga. He was the second best scorer with 16 points. Deane also added 5 rebounds and dished 8 assists in 33 minutes. It's Deane's first season with the team. This year he averages: 9.4ppg, 1.9rpg, 4.0apg and 1.1spg in 36 games he played so far. Deane is a naturalized American. He used to play for PBC Lukoil Akademik Sophia in Bulgarian league.

   #2. Pero Antic (211-F/C-82, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Euroleague) managed to help Fenerbahce Istanbul in a victory against the closely-ranked Olympiacos (19-11) 80-64 in the Euroleague in Sunday night's game. Antic recorded only 4 points in 8 minutes on the court. Fenerbahce Istanbul (18-12) is placed fifth in the Euroleague. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. This year Antic's overall stats are: 4.3ppg and 2.5rpg in 30 games. He has a dual citizenship: FYR Macedonian and Bulgarian.

   #3. Ilian Evtimov (201-F-83, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in France) was not able to help Cholet Basket in their game against Le Portel (19-15) in the French ProA. Evtimov recorded 6 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Cholet Basket was crushed 84-43 on the road by the higher-ranked Le Portel (#7). It was Cholet Basket's first loss after three consecutive victories. The Regular Season already ended. It's Evtimov's first season with the team. He averaged so far 10.1ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.5apg. Evtimov is another player who holds two passports: Bulgarian and French.



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Joondalup Wolves tab Ryan Wright - by Hugh McAuliffe

Joondalup City Wanneroo Wolves (SBL) inked 30-year old Canadian power forward Ryan Wright (206-111kg-87, college: Oklahoma). He moved there from Vasas in Hungarian NB I. B where he started the season. In 21 games he recorded 13.0ppg and 7.3rpg this season. Wright also played that season for Szolnoki Olajbanyasz (A Division) in Hungarian league. In 9 NB I. B games he averaged 6.1ppg and 5.7rpg.
Among other achievements his team was regular season runner-up in Big 12 in 2009. Wright received also Asia-basket.com All-Taiwanese SBL 1st Team award back in 2012.
He is a very experienced player. Wright has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to eleven different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Wright has played previously professionally in China (Blue Whales), Finland (Namika Lahti), Mexico (Soles), Poland (Anwil), Turkey (Gelisim), Ukraine (Cherkasy), Venezuela (Trotamundos), Taiwan (Taiwan Mobile), South Korea (Sonic Boom KT) and Dominican Republic (Indios de San Francisco).
He attended University of Oklahoma until 2010 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
Wright's game is described as: Explosive dunker that does some things above the rim that really electrifies the crowd.. A phenomenal athlete who can score with his back to the basket or faced up. Advanced to the NCAA Final 4 (2) Consecutive years in a row while at UCLA before transferring to Oklahoma. Exceptional timing for shot blocking and hits the glass for rebounds hard. Shows leadership quality while setting the example in the classroom with Pac-10 & Big 12 All-Academic Team Honors.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Libcentro Pro Round 4: Undefeated Sportiva Italiana loses their first game against Puente Alto - by Eurobasket News

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Sportiva Italiana (3-1) on the court of top-ranked Puente Alto on Saturday night. Visitors were rolled over by Puente Alto 72-51. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Sportiva Italiana. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Puente Alto. Sportiva Italiana managed to win third quarter 17-7. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Sportiva Italiana to just 5 points in first quarter and to 13 points in first half. Puente Alto dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Sportiva Italiana's 18. Puente Alto forced 20 Sportiva Italiana turnovers and outrebounded them 43-28 including 35 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of Lorenzo Cifuentes who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 8 rebounds and the former international forward Antonio Pinedo (195-94) who added 15 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side Francoise Diaz (-87) responded with 12 points and 7 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Puente Alto have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record. Sportiva Italiana at the other side keeps the second place with one game lost. They share the position with Liceo Curico and Brisas. Puente Alto are looking forward to face Arturo Prat (#5) in San Felipe in the next round. Sportiva Italiana will play against Brisas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Aleman has registered their first victory this season after three consecutive losses. They used home court advantage to defeat Arturo Prat (1-3) 79-74. The winners were led by Francisco Garrido (-88) who scored that evening 20 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and Marko Castro supported him with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Aleman's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Even 26 points and 5 rebounds by the former international Ramiro Galvez (-96) did not help to save the game for Arturo Prat. Aleman left bottom position moving up to fifth place, which they share with Arturo Prat and Stadio Italiano. Aleman will play against Stadio Italiano (#7) in Santiago in the next round. Arturo Prat will play at home against the league's leader Puente Alto to get more than just one victory in their record.
Bottom-ranked Sergio Ceppi (0-4) is still winless. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they lost on the road their fourth consecutive match to fourth ranked Brisas (3-1) 63-40 on Saturday evening. Sascha Frings fired a double-double by scoring 18 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. Elias Donoso produced 19 points and 9 rebounds for lost side. 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. Brisas moved-up to second place, which they share with Sportiva Italiana and Liceo Curico. Loser Sergio Ceppi still closes the standings with four games lost. Brisas will meet at home Sportiva Italiana (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Sergio Ceppi will play against the league's second-placed Liceo Curico (#2) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Santiago was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Liceo Curico (3-1) played at the court of 6th ranked Stadio Italiano (1-3). Liceo Curico managed to secure a 5-point victory 65-60. It was a very good performance for Mohunir Zerene who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 6 rebounds. Stadio Italiano's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Liceo Curico moved-up to second place, which they share with Sportiva Italiana and Brisas. Stadio Italiano at the other side dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. Liceo Curico's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Sergio Ceppi (#8) where they are favorite. Stadio Italiano will play against Aleman in Puerto Varas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Brisas - Sergio Ceppi 63-40

Bottom-ranked Sergio Ceppi (0-4) is still winless. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they lost on the road their fourth consecutive match to fourth ranked Brisas (3-1) 63-40 on Saturday evening. Brisas dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Sergio Ceppi's 22. Power forward Sascha Frings (202-86) fired a double-double by scoring 18 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. Camilo Ramirez (-90) chipped in 8 points. Elias Donoso (-86) produced 19 points and 9 rebounds and Jose Parra (-91) added 8 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. 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. Brisas moved-up to second place, which they share with Sportiva Italiana and Liceo Curico. Loser Sergio Ceppi still closes the standings with four games lost. Brisas will meet at home Sportiva Italiana (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Sergio Ceppi will play against the league's second-placed Liceo Curico (#2) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Sergio Ceppi: E.Donoso 19+9reb+1ast, J.Parra 8+5reb+2ast, D.Andrade 4+1reb, F.Latorre 2, N.Rodriguez 2+3reb, E.Ruiz 2+1reb
Brisas: S.Frings 18+16reb+3ast, C.Ramirez 8+3reb+1ast, F.Oyarzun 7+1reb+1ast, A.Jara 7+2reb+1ast, S.Roa 6+2reb, I.Riquelme 5+1reb
gschID: 544553


Puente Alto - Sportiva Italiana 72-51

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Sportiva Italiana (3-1) on the court of top-ranked Puente Alto on Saturday night. Visitors were rolled over by Puente Alto 72-51. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Sportiva Italiana. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Puente Alto. Sportiva Italiana managed to win third quarter 17-7. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Sportiva Italiana to just 5 points in first quarter and to 13 points in first half. Puente Alto dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Sportiva Italiana's 18. Puente Alto forced 20 Sportiva Italiana turnovers and outrebounded them 43-28 including 35 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of Lorenzo Cifuentes who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 8 rebounds and the former international forward Antonio Pinedo (195-94) who added 15 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side Francoise Diaz (-87) responded with 12 points and 7 rebounds and Gaspar Hernandez (-99) scored 12 points and 4 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Puente Alto have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record. Sportiva Italiana at the other side keeps the second place with one game lost. They share the position with Liceo Curico and Brisas. Puente Alto are looking forward to face Arturo Prat (#5) in San Felipe in the next round. Sportiva Italiana will play against Brisas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sportiva Italiana: G.Hernandez 12+2reb+4ast, F.Diaz 12+7reb+1ast, B.Toledo 12+1reb, C.Rios 4+3reb+1ast, C.Culun 4+6reb+2ast, M.Lubiano 3+1reb+2ast
Puente Alto: L.Cifuentes 15+8reb+1ast, A.Pinedo 15+5reb+2ast, A.Guzman 14+4reb+1ast, M.Sepulveda 9+2reb, E.Munoz 7+6reb+2ast, J.Ignacio Collao 6+8reb
gschID: 544554


Stadio Italiano - Liceo Curico 60-65

The game in Santiago was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Liceo Curico (3-1) played at the court of 6th ranked Stadio Italiano (1-3). Liceo Curico managed to secure a 5-point victory 65-60. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Stadio Italiano won third quarter 16-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Liceo Curico forced 23 Stadio Italiano turnovers and outrebounded them 41-30 including 29 on the defensive glass. It was a very good performance for the former international forward Mohunir Zerene (187-94) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Marcelo Perez (193-99) contributed with 9 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Sebastian Alvarez (-91) replied with 15 points and 8 rebounds and N Alba added 17 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Stadio Italiano. Stadio Italiano's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Liceo Curico moved-up to second place, which they share with Sportiva Italiana and Brisas. Stadio Italiano at the other side dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. Liceo Curico's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Sergio Ceppi (#8) where they are favorite. Stadio Italiano will play against Aleman in Puerto Varas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Stadio Italiano: N.Alba 17+6reb, S.Alvarez 15+8reb+1ast, J.Ulloa 10+3reb+3ast, J.Martin Cardenas 7+1reb+2ast, M.Avello 4+3reb, P.Simonetti 3+5reb+1ast
Liceo Curico: M.Zerene 19+6reb, G.Contreras 16+5reb, M.Perez 9+9reb+3ast, S.Chialva 8+10reb+2ast, B.Acuna 7+4reb+4ast, V.Cerda 4+2reb
gschID: 544551


Aleman - Arturo Prat 79-74

Aleman has registered their first victory this season after three consecutive losses. They used home court advantage to defeat Arturo Prat (1-3) 79-74. They outrebounded Arturo Prat 35-22 including 24 on the defensive glass. It was a great shooting night for Aleman especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.9 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. The winners were led by Francisco Garrido (-88) who scored that evening 20 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Marko Castro (192-88) supported him with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Aleman's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Even 26 points and 5 rebounds by the former international Ramiro Galvez (-96) did not help to save the game for Arturo Prat. Guard Paulo Andrade (174-93) added 19 points and 7 assists for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Aleman left bottom position moving up to fifth place, which they share with Arturo Prat and Stadio Italiano. Aleman will play against Stadio Italiano (#7) in Santiago in the next round. Arturo Prat will play at home against the league's leader Puente Alto to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Arturo Prat: R.Galvez 26+5reb+1ast, P.Andrade 19+2reb+7ast, B.Guerra 15+4reb+3ast, F.Ortega 12+2reb+1ast, C.Jorquera 2+1reb, J.Pizarro 0
Aleman: F.Garrido 20+8reb+4ast, M.Villagran 16+3reb+6ast, M.Castro 16+8reb+5ast, H.Arriagada 12+4reb+1ast, R.Caceres 8+2reb+7ast, M.Grandon 5+1ast
gschID: 544552





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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Quinton WATKINS
  Bucaros
  (193-G-)
  Avg: 19
 1. Watkins, Bucaros19.0 
 2. Hardy, Cimarrones18.0 
 3. Smith, Sabios17.0 
 4. Coombs, Sabios15.5 
 5. Carraway, Cimar.13.5 
 6. Hernandez, Cimar.12.0 
 7. Alford, Bucaros11.5 
 8. Renteria, Cimar.11.0 
 9. Perez Ayala, Bucar.11.0 
 10. Blandon, Sabios8.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 John HERNANDEZ
  Cimar.
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 13
 1. Hernandez, Cimar.13.0 
 2. Romero, Piratas8.0 
 3. Egwuonwu, Bucaros8.0 
 4. Carraway, Cimar.8.0 
 5. Dobbs, Piratas7.0 
 6. Bermudez, Bucaros6.5 
 7. Smith, Sabios6.5 
 8. Williams, Cimarrones6.0 
 9. Blandon, Sabios6.0 
 10. Jaimes, Bucaros6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Shamar COOMBS
  Sabios
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 4
 1. Coombs, Sabios4.0 
 2. Alford, Bucaros3.5 
 3. Thomas, Piratas3.0 
 4. Hardy, Cimarrones3.0 
 5. Blandon, Sabios3.0 
 6. Forbes, Bucaros2.5 
 7. Mims, Piratas2.0 
 8. Caicedo, Cimar.2.0 
 9. Carraway, Cimar.2.0 
 10. Watkins, Bucaros2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Eleutherio RENTERIA
  Cimar.
  (194-G/F-81)
  Avg: 3
 1. Renteria, Cimar.3.0 
 2. Smith, Sabios2.5 
 3. Moreno, Cimarrones2.0 
 4. Pena, Piratas1.5 
 5. Romero, Piratas1.5 
 6. Coombs, Sabios1.5 
 7. Rivera, Sabios1.5 
 8. Carraway, Cimar.1.5 
 9. Garces, Sabios1.0 
 10. Williams, Cimarrones1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 John HERNANDEZ
  Cimar.
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Hernandez, Cimar.1.5 
 2. Mims, Piratas1.5 
 3. Thomas, Piratas1.0 
 4. Alford, Bucaros1.0 
 5. Castro, Sabios1.0 
 6. Renteria, Cimar.1.0 
 7. Dobbs, Piratas1.0 
 8. Egwuonwu, Bucaros0.5 
 9. Jones, Sabios0.5 
 10. Mendoza, Piratas0.5 


COLOMBIAN PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE DAY 1 AND 2 RESULTS. - by Victor Garcia

The visitors began ruling the Colombian Professional Basketball League.

Cimarrones defeated Piratas in back to back games as visitor, with good performances from Amir Carraway (198-G/F-91, college: Chico St.) and Jay Hardy (196-G/F, college: Shippensburg), Carraway averaged 13,5 PPG during the weekend and 60% beyond the arc, Hardy averaged 18 PPG , John Hernandez (207-C-84) averaged 12 PPG and 13 RPG in the weekend games.
Piratas struggled in the offensive side, just one of its players, David Hernandez (172-PG-96), posted a double figure in scoring, while the imports are still in debt, Charleston Dobbs averaged 8,5 PPG and 7 RPG.

Game 1 Result.
PIRATAS 43 - C. Dobbs 9pts, Mimms 8 pts, Hernandez 6 pts, Mendoza 6 pts, Thomas 5 pts, Pena 4 pts, Romero 3 pts, Lozano 2 pts
CIMARRONES 51 - Carraway 12 pts, Renteria 10 pts, Hardy 9 pts, J. Hernandez 8 pts + 13 rebs, Moreno 5 pts, Williams 4 pts, Caicedo 3 pts.

Game 2 Result.
PIRATAS 56 - Hernandez 11 pts, Romero 8 pts, Pena 8 pts, Dobbs 8 pts, Thomas 7 pts, Mendoza 5 pts, Lozano 5 pts, Mimms 4 pts
CIMARRONES 89 - Hardy 27 pts, Hernandez 16 pts, Carraway 15 pts, Renteria 12 pts, Caicedo 9 pts, Cardona 4 pts, Mosquera 4 pts, Arboleda 2 pts.

Sabios had some troubles to land in Valledupar but once in the court took control of the game to defeat the Bucaros in the back to back games.
Ashton Smith (187-G-89, college: Indiana, PA) and Shamar Coombs (185-G-86, college: Texas A&M-CC) leaded the Sabios averaging 17 PPG and 15,5 PPG respectively.
Bucaros missed Watkins for the second game giving a great handicap, Alford averaged 11,5 PPG in the weekend, Watkins posted 19 pts in the Saturdays game, for Bucaros the good news was the performances of the newcomers Jair Jaimes and Keiff Walters

Game 1 result
BUCAROS 65 - Alford 20 pts, Watkins 19 pts, Walters 6 pts, Egwuonwu 6 pts, Parra 4pts, Bermudez 4pts, Asprilla 2 pts, Garcia 2 pts, Jaimes 2 pts.
SABIOS 69 - Smith 17 pts, Coombs 16 pts, Blandon 12 pts, Rivera 8 pts, Velez 6 pts, Castro 5 pts, Jones 3 pts.

Game 2 result
BUCAROS 59 - Jaimes 13 pts + 10 rebs, Perez 11 pts, Bermudez 10 pts, Walters 9 pts, Parra 6 pts, Egwuonwu 4 pts, Alford 3 pts, Muller 3 pts.
SABIOS 73 - Smith 17pts , Coombs 15pts , Castro 11pts, Jones 8 pts, Velez 7 pts, Rivera 6 pts, Blandon 5 pts, Betancur 4 pts,



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LBS Round 9: Escazu beats U Latina in a derby game - by Eurobasket News

LBS is at the halfway of the Regular Season and there are still another 9 rounds left.

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from San Jose: Escazu (#3) and U Latina (#6). U Latina was crushed at home by 25 points 56-81 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. Escazu forced 23 U Latina turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by U Latina's players. The best player for the winners was international power forward Rohel Wilson (197-89) who scored 10 points and 7 rebounds. The former international Victor Arias chipped in 15 points. At the other side the best for losing team was Kevin Letford who recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Escazu maintains third place with 6-2 record having just two points less than leader ARBA. U Latina lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with four games lost. Escazu are looking forward to face U Costa Rica (#6) in the next round. U Latina will play against Abogados and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in . Leader ARBA faced 4th placed Perez Zeledon. Guests from San Jose (8-0) smashed host Perez Zeledon (4-4) 116-67. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Perez Zeledon. It was a good game for American guard Dashaun Wiggins (188-91, college: Portland St.) who led his team to a victory with 28 points and 5 assists. Amaurys Ripool contributed with 16 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. American guard Rafael Farley (193-93, college: Texas Dallas) answered with 26 points and 8 rebounds for Perez Zeledon. 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. Undefeated ARBA have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They maintain first place with 8-0 record. Perez Zeledon at the other side keeps the fourth position with four games lost. ARBA will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Perez Zeledon will play against Liberia (#8) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Abogados (0-8) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 76-68 loss to seventh ranked Grecia (3-4) in on Friday evening. Marquis Aaron stepped up with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 17 rebounds for the winners. The best for the losing side was Javier Bustamante with 20 points. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Grecia moved-up to fifth place. Abogados lost their eighth game in a row. They still close the standings with eight games lost. Grecia will meet at home league's second-placed Barva in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Abogados will play against U Latina (#7) in San Jose and hope to get finally their first victory.

In the last game of round 9 Liberia were defeated by Barva in a road game 86-76.

Perez Zeledon - ARBA 67-116

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in . Leader ARBA faced 4th placed Perez Zeledon. Guests from San Jose (8-0) smashed host Perez Zeledon (4-4) 116-67. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Perez Zeledon. ARBA dominated down low during the game scoring 82 of its points in the paint compared to Perez Zeledon's 24. ARBA forced 22 Perez Zeledon turnovers and outrebounded them 55-28 including a 42-24 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 29 assists comparing to just 6 passes made by Perez Zeledon's players. It was a good game for American guard Dashaun Wiggins (188-91, college: Portland St.) who led his team to a victory with 28 points and 5 assists. International forward Amaurys Ripool (196-86) contributed with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Four ARBA players scored in double figures. American guard Rafael Farley (193-93, college: Texas Dallas) answered with 26 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import guard Teven Jones (185, college: Union, KY) added 26 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Perez Zeledon. 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. ARBA have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They maintain first place with 8-0 record. Perez Zeledon at the other side keeps the fourth position with four games lost. ARBA will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Perez Zeledon will play against Liberia (#8) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Perez Zeledon: R.Farley 26+8reb+2ast, T.Jones 26+5reb+2ast, S.Mitchell 7+8reb, V.Carranza 3, A.Bonilla 3, C.Mora 2+1reb
ARBA: D.Wiggins 28+2reb+5ast, T.Armstrong 18+8reb+3ast, A.Ripool 16+12reb+2ast, J.Harris 15+7reb, J.Dixon 12+1ast, D.Lynch 9+4reb
gschID: 545907


U Latina - Escazu 56-81

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from San Jose: Escazu (#3) and U Latina (#6). U Latina was crushed at home by 25 points 56-81 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. Escazu forced 23 U Latina turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by U Latina's players. The best player for the winners was international power forward Rohel Wilson (197-89) who scored 10 points and 7 rebounds. The former international Victor Arias chipped in 15 points. At the other side the best for losing team was Kevin Letford who recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds and swingman Andrew Mason (185-87) added 12 points respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Escazu maintains third place with 6-2 record having just two points less than leader ARBA. U Latina lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with four games lost. Escazu are looking forward to face U Costa Rica (#6) in the next round. U Latina will play against Abogados and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
U Latina: K.Letford 18+10reb+3ast, A.Mason 12+3reb+1ast, P.Miranda 6+5reb, G.Campos 6+1reb+1ast, J.De Dios Lopez 6+5reb, A.Lennon 2+3reb
Escazu: V.Arias 15+4reb, J.Brooks 12+3reb+1ast, R.Wilson 10+7reb+3ast, D.Milliner 8+3reb+2ast, K.Martinez 8+2reb+4ast, A.Sanchez 8+2reb+5ast
gschID: 545906


Barva - Liberia 86-76

There was no surprise when 8th ranked Liberia (1-6) was defeated on the road by second ranked Barva (7-1) 86-76 on Saturday. Barva outrebounded Liberia 71-48 including a 52-35 advantage in defensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Barva made 8 blocks. Panamanian Amir Alvarado (198-84, college: Marshalltown CC) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds for the winners and international center Carlos Quesada (198-85) chipped in 11 points and 21 rebounds. Four Barva players scored in double figures. Barva's coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. The best for the losing side was American guard Cory Bradford (191-78, college: Illinois) with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and Marcos Decarlo produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Barva. Defending champion maintains second place with 7-1 record behind leader ARBA. Loser Liberia keeps the eighth position with six games lost. Barva will meet Grecia (#5) on the road in the next round. Liberia will play against Perez Zeledon and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Liberia: C.Bradford 26+10reb+4ast, M.Decarlo 20+12reb, D.Shedden 14+10reb+1ast, D.Rodriguez 8+12reb+1ast, F.Lixmark 7+3reb, H.Wood 1
Barva: A.Alvarado 23+13reb+1ast, I.Mack 20+4reb+3ast, J.Dobbins 14+13reb+1ast, C.Quesada 11+21reb+2ast, D.Shedden 6+4reb, A.Umana 4+10reb
gschID: 545904


Abogados - Grecia 68-76

Bottom-ranked Abogados (0-8) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 76-68 loss to seventh ranked Grecia (3-4) in on Friday evening. Grecia outrebounded Abogados 57-30 including a 44-27 advantage in defensive rebounds. American forward Marquis Aaron (196, college: Bellevue) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 17 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import swingman Duelle Gore (196, college: Haskell) chipped in 24 points and 17 rebounds. The best for the losing side was swingman Javier Bustamante (187-79) with 20 points and guard Ronny Espinoza scored 10 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Grecia moved-up to fifth place. Abogados lost their eighth game in a row. They still close the standings with eight games lost. Grecia will meet at home league's second-placed Barva in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Abogados will play against U Latina (#7) in San Jose and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Abogados: J.Bustamante 20+4reb, R.Little 11+2reb, R.Espinoza 10+6reb+1ast, J.Esquivel 7+4reb+2ast, J.Chacon 6, S.Hall 4+1reb
Grecia: M.Aaron 27+17reb+3ast, D.Gore 24+17reb+2ast, G.Letford 11+7reb+1ast, C.Rodriguez 9+3reb, M.Castillo 3+3reb+2ast, M.Bogantes 2+6reb+1ast
gschID: 545905





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Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Lukas PALYZA
  Prostejov
  (202-F-89)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Palyza, Prostejov19.2 
 2. Ware, MMCITE B.17.0 
 3. Bohacik, USK Praha16.9 
 4. Burnett, BK Pardu.16.8 
 5. Brooks, J.Hradec16.8 
 6. Lipkins, J.Hradec15.8 
 7. Skinner, BK Kolin14.7 
 8. Thompson, Usti n.14.6 
 9. Pecka, Usti n.14.2 
 10. Allen, CEZ Nymburk14.2 
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. Fitzpatrick, Prost.6.6 
 8. Bohacik, USK Praha6.6 
 9. Smith, NH Ostrava6.6 
 10. Skinner, BK Kolin6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Roman MARKO
  Prostejov
  (193-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Marko, Prostejov7.6 
 2. Bannister, Svitavy6.5 
 3. Simmons, Prostejov5.3 
 4. Sirina, BK Opava5.3 
 5. Lawrence, CEZ N.5.2 
 6. Glover, Usti n.4.8 
 7. Kouril, BK Opava4.3 
 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. Glover, Usti n.2.1 
 3. Sant-Roos, CEZ N.2.1 
 4. Sirina, BK Opava2.0 
 5. Lipkins, J.Hradec2.0 
 6. Smithson, Svitavy1.9 
 7. Canada, NH Ostrava1.9 
 8. Kerr, BK Kolin1.8 
 9. Marko, Prostejov1.8 
 10. Bannister, 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. Jacobs, Prostejov0.6 



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Liga Superior Round 19: San Marcos beat Thunder by three after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

There will be only one (last) round of the Regular Season in Liga Superior. Host teams show no mercy winning all games.

Fourth-ranked Thunder (10-7) was very close to win a game against second ranked San Marcos (14-3) on Sunday. San Marcos managed to secure only three-point victory 85-82. However their fans expected easier game. It was a great shooting night for San Marcos especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of Leonardo Gomez who helped to win the game recording 26 points (made all of his seven free throws). Forward Eduardo Recinos (192-88) contributed with 10 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Diego Ferrin answered with 26 points and 4 assists for Thunder. San Marcos have an impressive series of thirteen victories in a row. Defending champion maintains second place with 14-3 record having just one point less than leader Marquense. Thunder at the other side keeps the fourth position with seven games lost. San Marcos are looking forward to face ADB (#7) in San Salvador in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Thunder will play at home against ExSAL ST and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Liga Superior top team - Marquense (14-2) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed tenth ranked Ausoles (2-13) in San Marcos 120-56. It was a great evening for Mario Ramirez who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 12 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals. Ronald Flores helped adding 19 points and 4 assists. At the losing side forward Marcos Baltrons (189-81) responded with 19 points and 7 rebounds. Marquense maintains first place with 14-2 record. Ausoles lost their ninth game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with 13 games lost. Marquense will play against Biomedical (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Ausoles will play against Izalco and hope to get back on the winning track.

In the last game of round 19 Chalchuapa were smashed by ABA on the road 60-41.
The most impressive performance of 19th round was 10 points and 5 assists by Shahmel Brackett of ABA.

San Marcos - Thunder 85-82

Fourth-ranked Thunder (10-7) was very close to win a game against second ranked San Marcos (14-3) on Sunday. San Marcos managed to secure only three-point victory 85-82. However their fans expected easier game. It was a great shooting night for San Marcos especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of Leonardo Gomez who helped to win the game recording 26 points (made all of his seven free throws). Forward Eduardo Recinos (192-88) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Diego Ferrin answered with 26 points and 4 assists and F Mojica added 16 points and 14 rebounds in the effort for Thunder. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. San Marcos have an impressive series of thirteen victories in a row. Defending champion maintains second place with 14-3 record having just one point less than leader Marquense. Thunder at the other side keeps the fourth position with seven games lost. San Marcos are looking forward to face ADB (#7) in San Salvador in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Thunder will play at home against ExSAL ST and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
San Marcos: L.Gomez 26+4reb+3ast, F.Escobar 18+2reb+2ast, M.Martinez 12+10reb+2ast, E.Recinos 10+13reb+1ast, E.Abullarade 9+5reb+4ast, R.Diaz 6+4reb+8ast
Thunder: D.Ferrin 26+4reb+4ast, F. Mojica 16+14reb+1ast, O.de Leon 15+9reb+7ast, M.Aguilera 13+6reb+3ast, S.Diaz 8+3ast, J.Leon 4+8reb+2ast
gschID: 544863


ABA - Chalchuapa 60-41

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked ABA (8-9) crushed 8th ranked Chalchuapa (4-13) in Apopa 60-41. ABA held Chalchuapa to an opponent 22.1 percent shooting from the field compared to 44.6 percent accuracy of the winners. It was a great evening for forward Edson Sosa (188-78) who led his team to a victory scoring 10 points and 8 rebounds. American point guard Shahmel Brackett (183-91, college: UNC Pembroke) helped adding 10 points and 5 assists. Four ABA players scored in double figures. ABA's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side F Renderos responded with 2 points and 13 rebounds and Jonathan Villalobos scored 4 points. ABA maintains sixth place with 8-9 record. Chalchuapa lost their sixth game in a row. They keep the eighth position with 13 games lost. They share it with Biomedical. ABA will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Chalchuapa will play at home against ADB (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
ABA: J.Roque 12+3reb+2ast, J.Zometa 11+5reb+1ast, S.Brackett 10+3reb+5ast, E.Sosa 10+8reb, C.Tobar 6, I.Vasquez 5
Chalchuapa: F.Ramos 8+2reb, F.Garcia 7+1reb, W.Olmos 7+2reb+1ast, M.Rodriguez 6+5reb, M.Barrera 4+6reb, J.Villalobos 4+4reb+3ast
gschID: 544870


Marquense - Ausoles 120-56

Liga Superior top team - Marquense (14-2) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed tenth ranked Ausoles (2-13) in San Marcos 120-56. Marquense dominated down low during the game scoring 78 of its points in the paint compared to Ausoles' 44. Marquense forced 35 Ausoles turnovers and outrebounded them 44-33 including 29 on the defensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 31 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Ausoles' players. It was a great evening for Mario Ramirez who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 12 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals. Ronald Flores helped adding 19 points and 4 assists. Five Marquense players scored in double figures. At the losing side forward Marcos Baltrons (189-81) responded with 19 points and 7 rebounds and guard Jose Rivas (178-95) scored 14 points and 5 rebounds. Marquense maintains first place with 14-2 record. Ausoles lost their ninth game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with 13 games lost. Marquense will play against Biomedical (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Ausoles will play against Izalco and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Marquense: M.Ramirez 21+12reb+9ast, R.Flores 19+3reb+4ast, M.Mendoza 15+5reb+3ast, M.Artiga 15+7reb+1ast, J.Barrera 15+3reb+2ast, C.Sorto 15+7reb
Ausoles: M.Baltrons 19+7reb+2ast, J.Rivas 14+5reb+2ast, J.Orellana 12+4reb+1ast, C.Aguilar 6+8reb+3ast, K.Ramirez 2+4reb, B.Cabrera 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 544859





Liga Superior Round 18: ExSAL ST rolls over Ausoles by 59 points - by Eurobasket News

There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in Liga Superior. Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

The game between fifth ranked ExSAL ST (8-8) and 10th ranked Ausoles (2-13) in Santa Tecla on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. ExSAL ST outscored guests from Ahuachapan 105-46. ExSAL ST dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Ausoles' 42. They outrebounded Ausoles 54-29 including a 37-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. ExSAL ST looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Ausoles' players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when ExSAL ST made 16 blocks. It was a good game for American center Donald Lawes (201-89, college: Farmingdale St.) who led his team to a victory with a triple-double by scoring 30 points, 22 rebounds and 13 blocks (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field). Mexican forward Jimmy Villalobos (190-93, college: Westminster, MO) contributed with 25 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Forward Marcos Baltrons (189-81) replied with 20 points and 7 rebounds for Ausoles. ExSAL ST maintains fifth position with 8-8 record. Ausoles lost ninth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 13 games lost. ExSAL ST will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Ausoles will play on the road against the league's leader Marquense (#1) in San Marcos and are hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.

In the last game of round 18 Chalchuapa were smashed by Thunder on the road 83-61.

Thunder - Chalchuapa 83-61

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Thunder (10-7) crushed 8th ranked Chalchuapa (4-13) in San Salvador 83-61 on Saturday. Thunder had a 38-21 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a good game for Diego Ferrin who led his team to a victory with 34 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds. Jorge Leon contributed with 7 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. David Paiz replied with 19 points and point guard Francis Carcamo (167-98) added 18 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Chalchuapa. Chalchuapa's coach gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Thunder maintains fourth position with 10-7 record. Chalchuapa lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with 13 games lost. They share the position with Biomedical. Thunder are looking forward to face league's second-placed San Marcos on the road in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Chalchuapa will play against ABA (#6) in Apopa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Thunder: D.Ferrin 34+5reb+3ast, F.Mojica Gomez 20+18reb+3ast, M.Aguilera 8+8reb+1ast, M.Cabrera 8+7reb+1ast, J.Leon 7+9reb+3ast, S.Diaz 4+3reb+1ast
Chalchuapa: D.Paiz 19+4reb+2ast, F.Carcamo 18+5reb+1ast, F.Garcia 12+2reb, F.Renderos Mendez 6+11reb+2ast, J.Villalobos 4+2reb, A.Garcia 2
gschID: 544860


ExSAL ST - Ausoles 105-46

The game between fifth ranked ExSAL ST (8-8) and 10th ranked Ausoles (2-13) in Santa Tecla on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. ExSAL ST outscored guests from Ahuachapan 105-46. ExSAL ST dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Ausoles' 42. They outrebounded Ausoles 54-29 including a 37-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. ExSAL ST looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Ausoles' players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when ExSAL ST made 16 blocks. It was a good game for American center Donald Lawes (201-89, college: Farmingdale St.) who led his team to a victory with a triple-double by scoring 30 points, 22 rebounds and 13 blocks (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field). Mexican forward Jimmy Villalobos (190-93, college: Westminster, MO) contributed with 25 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four ExSAL ST players scored in double figures. Forward Marcos Baltrons (189-81) replied with 20 points and 7 rebounds and guard Rene Miranda (182-87) added 12 points in the effort for Ausoles. ExSAL ST maintains fifth position with 8-8 record. Ausoles lost ninth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 13 games lost. ExSAL ST will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Ausoles will play on the road against the league's leader Marquense (#1) in San Marcos and are hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
ExSAL ST: D.Lawes 30+22reb+2ast, J.Villalobos 25+5reb+3ast, B.Marroquin 15+6reb+2ast, W.Melendez 14+1reb+7ast, P.Rubio 8+5reb+4ast, F.Consuegra 7+1reb+4ast
Ausoles: M.Baltrons 20+7reb+3ast, R.Miranda 12+4reb+1ast, K.Ramirez 4+3reb, J.Rivas 4+2reb+1ast, J.Orellana 4+1ast, G.Arauz 2+10reb+3ast
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Marcus Thomas claims Salvadorean Liga Superior weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Talented American Marcus Thomas (191-G/F-95) put on an amazing game in the last round for Izalco and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 17.
The 21-year old swingman had the game-high 40 points adding eight rebounds and seven assists for Izalco in his team's victory, helping them to beat Marquense (#1, 14-2) 92-83. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Izalco maintains the 3rd position in Salvadorean Liga Superior. They are still close to the very top. Izalco would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 12-2 record. In the team's last game Thomas had a remarkable 57.1% from 2-point range and got six three-pointers out of 12 attempts. He just recently signed at Izalco, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Rosemont College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Thomas is league's best scorer averaging so far 46.4ppg and is league's best passer with 9.4apg. Thomas is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 18.0rpg) and averages solid 3.0spg and 59.9% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 33-year old power forward Manuel Artiga (196-F/C-83) of league's best team Marquense. Artiga impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 30 points and 16 rebounds. Bad luck as Marquense lost that game 83-92 to slightly lower-ranked Izalco (#3, 12-2). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Marquense still maintains its place as the top team in the standings, even despite this loss. It was just his team's 2nd loss this season, while they won 14 other games. Artiga is well-known by Marquense fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was another Izalco's star - Julio Crespin (184-F-97). Crespin got into 30-points club by scoring exactly 30 points in the last round. He went also for eleven rebounds . He was another key player of Izalco, helping his team with a 92-83 win against #1 ranked Marquense. Izalco is closer and closer to top of the standings. They will still need more victories. But 12-2 record is not that bad... Crespin has a great season in El Salvador. After 14 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 21.4ppg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Hector Landaverde (92) of ADB - 32 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Donald Lawes (201-C-89) of ExSAL ST - 15 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Shahmel Brackett (183-PG-91) of ABA - 25 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists
7. Nestor Cordero (82) of Biomedical - 10 points and 23 rebounds
8. Milton Martinez (88) of San Marcos - 11 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Salvador Bonilla) of Biomedical - 14 points and 12 rebounds
10. Cesar Canizales (81) of ADB - 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists

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



Liga MB Round 3 of Quarter-Finals. Isidro Metapan advance into semifinal stage - by Eurobasket News

Isidro Metapan - Canarios 111-83

Isidro Metapan defeated Canarios to advance into the semifinal stage. Isidro Metapan dominated down low during the game scoring 78 of its points in the paint compared to Canarios' 50. They outrebounded Canarios 47-30 including a 34-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Isidro Metapan looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a good game for Spanish-American forward Duane James (196-83, college: Binghamton) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 12 rebounds (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field). Naturalized American forward Jose Colorado (201-90) contributed with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. James is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five Isidro Metapan players scored in double figures. American guard Wali Hepburn (193-89, college: Lock Haven) answered with 28 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and the other American import center Reginald Brown (202-91) added 21 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Canarios.
Top scorers:
Isidro Metapan: D.James 26+12reb+2ast, J.Colorado 25+7reb+4ast, E.Mijares 22+6reb+4ast, K.Palmer 15+9reb+1ast, R.Sandoval 13+4reb+8ast, H.Navas 6+5reb+2ast
Canarios: W.Hepburn 28+5reb+6ast, R.Brown 21+10reb+2ast, D.Lawson 17+7reb+5ast, I.Sandoval 9+4reb+1ast, W.Quijano 6+3reb, A. Gross Ruano 2+1reb
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  ESTONIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Justin BAKER
  Tarvas
  (203-F/C-89)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Baker, Tarvas19.3 
 2. Dzeletovic, TL.18.3 
 3. Jarvelainen, TTU17.1 
 4. Bubalo, Parnu16.5 
 5. Olmre, TTU15.7 
 6. Post, Tarvas15.5 
 7. van-der-Mars, Rap.15.4 
 8. Seskus, Parnu15.3 
 9. Zvigurs, Valga14.8 
 10. Mirkovic, Kalev/Cr.14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas VAN DER MARS
  Rap.
  (208-C-90)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. van-der-Mars, Rap.12.3 
 2. Baker, Tarvas8.7 
 3. Bubalo, Parnu8.0 
 4. Jarvelainen, TTU7.8 
 5. Lips, Tarvas7.7 
 6. Soodla, Noorteliiga7.5 
 7. Jois, Tartu Ulikool7.4 
 8. Milka, Tartu Ulikool7.3 
 9. Kirves, Parnu6.5 
 10. Raadik, Valga6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Tanel SOKK
  Tartu Ulikool
  (187-PG-85)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Sokk, Tartu Ulikool5.3 
 2. Harper, Kalev/Cr.4.4 
 3. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo4.3 
 4. Mirkovic, Kalev/Cr.4.1 
 5. Kabin, Parnu4.1 
 6. Olmre, TTU4.0 
 7. Paiste, Tarvas3.7 
 8. Bratoz, Rapla3.6 
 9. Post, Tarvas3.4 
 10. Veideman, Kalev/Cr.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Domen BRATOZ
  Rapla
  (189-PG-93)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Bratoz, Rapla1.9 
 2. Paiste, Tarvas1.8 
 3. Harper, Kalev/Cr.1.7 
 4. Sutt, Parnu1.7 
 5. Kabin, Parnu1.6 
 6. Tamm, TL.1.6 
 7. Olmre, TTU1.6 
 8. Thomas, Tartu Ulikool1.6 
 9. Post, Tarvas1.5 
 10. Zvigurs, Valga1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Cedric SIMMONS
  Kalev/Cr.
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Simmons, Kalev/Cr.1.1 
 2. Kok, Rapla0.9 
 3. Gladness, Kalev/Cr.0.9 
 4. Tollefsen, Kalev/Cr.0.8 
 5. Lips, Tarvas0.7 
 6. van-der-Mars, Rap.0.7 
 7. Raadik, TTU0.7 
 8. Jois, Tartu Ulikool0.6 
 9. Joesaar, Tartu U.0.6 
 10. Bubalo, Parnu0.6 


Eurobasket.com All-Estonian League Awards 2017 - by Janar

Eurobasket.com All-Estonian League 1st Team 2017
Sten Olmre
Olmre
Branko Mirkovic
Mirkovic
Janari Joesaar
Joesaar
Mark Tollefsen
Tollefsen
Thomas van der Mars
van der Mars

Finals MVP: Branko Mirkovic (190-G-82) of Kalev/Cramo
Player of the Year: Thomas van der Mars (208-C-90) of Rapla
Guard of the Year: Branko Mirkovic (190-G-82) of Kalev/Cramo
Forward of the Year: Janari Joesaar (198-SF-93) of Tartu Ulikool
Center of the Year: Thomas van der Mars (208-C-90) of Rapla
Import Player of the Year: Thomas van der Mars (208-C-90) of Rapla
Domestic Player of the Year: Sten Olmre (192-SG-95) of TTU
Defensive Player of the Year: Martin Dorbek (194-G-91) of Kalev/Cramo
U20 Player of the Year: Norman Kabin (188-PG-97) of Parnu
Coach of the Year: Aivar Kuusmaa of Rapla

1st Team
G: Sten Olmre (192-SG-95) of TTU
G: Branko Mirkovic (190-G-82) of Kalev/Cramo
F: Janari Joesaar (198-SF-93) of Tartu Ulikool
F: Mark Tollefsen (206-PF-92) of Kalev/Cramo
C: Thomas van der Mars (208-C-90) of Rapla

2nd Team
PG: Tanel Sokk (187-PG-85) of Tartu Ulikool
PG: Sten-Timmu Sokk (184-PG-89) of Kalev/Cramo
SG: Vitali Liutych (198-SG-92) of Kalev/Cramo
F: Joonas Jarvelainen (202-F-90) of TTU
F/C: Cedric Simmons (206-F/C-86) of Kalev/Cramo

3rd Team
PG: Domen Bratoz (189-PG-93) of Rapla
SG: Martin Paasoja (191-SG-93) of Rapla
G/F: Edvinas Seskus (196-G/F-95) of Parnu
F: Indrek Kajupank (200-F-88) of Rapla
PF: Janar Talts (206-PF-83) of Tartu Ulikool

All-Domestic Players Team
SG: Sten Olmre (192-SG-95) of TTU
PG: Tanel Sokk (187-PG-85) of Tartu Ulikool
F: Joonas Jarvelainen (202-F-90) of TTU
SF: Janari Joesaar (198-SF-93) of Tartu Ulikool
PF: Janar Talts (206-PF-83) of Tartu Ulikool

All-Imports Team
G: Branko Mirkovic (190-G-82) of Kalev/Cramo
G: Domen Bratoz (189-PG-93) of Rapla
F: Vitali Liutych (198-SG-92) of Kalev/Cramo
F: Mark Tollefsen (206-PF-92) of Kalev/Cramo
C: Thomas van der Mars (208-C-90) of Rapla

All-U20 Players Team
PG: Norman Kabin (188-PG-97) of Parnu
PG: Siim-Markus Post (183-PG-97) of Tarvas
SG: Sander Viilup (190-SG-97) of TTU
PG: Carlos Jurgens (190-PG-98) of Noorteliiga
SG: Taavi Jurkatamm (201-SG-97) of Noorteliiga



KML: BC Kalev/Cramo wins another title - by Janar

BC Kalev/Cramo defeated Avis Utilitas Rapla 91:62 on the road and was crowned a champion for the 9th time with a 4:0 sweep. Kalev/Cramo started the game with a huge 15:2 run but the hosts managed to come back as they trailed 29:32 only in the middle of the second. However, Kalev made a 7:0 run and won the first half 41:32.
In 3rd, Avis fought well and trailed 47:52 with 4 minutes to play. That was it as Kalev made a decisive 14:0 run, increased the gap to 19 with a quarter to go and didn't look back any more.
The MVP of the final series, Branko Mirkovic (190-G-82, agency: 011 Sports), as well as Mark Tollefsen (206-PF-92, college: Arizona) scored 18 points. Cedric Simmons (206-F/C-86, college: N.Carolina St.) added 12 and Sten-Timmu Sokk (184-PG-89) 11 points + 6 assists. Domen Bratoz (189-PG-93) had 22 for the hosts who were awarded silver medals for the first time in their history. Alar Varrak won the 4th title as the head coach, tying the Estonian record. Gregor Arbet (196-F/G-83) won his 7th title, also tying the record.



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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-Levallois17.4 
 3. Cobbs, Gravelines16.9 
 4. Gibson, Gravelines16.8 
 5. Roberson, Chalon16.1 
 6. Rush, Nancy15.9 
 7. Prepelic, Limoges15.8 
 8. Young, Chalons-.14.8 
 9. Warren, Nanterre14.6 
 10. Dorsey, Le Portel14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Fall, Chalon9.1 
 2. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.8.6 
 3. Poirier, Paris-Le.8.1 
 4. Solomon, Gravelines8.0 
 5. Olaseni, Orleans8.0 
 6. Hassell, Le Portel7.7 
 7. Donaldson, Le Po.7.3 
 8. Lessort, Nanterre7.2 
 9. Hunt, Nancy7.2 
 10. Cain, Chalons-Reims7.0 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 11
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.11.0 
 2. Roberson, Chalon7.2 
 3. Holston, Dijon6.3 
 4. Prince, Orleans5.8 
 5. Hodge, AS.5.6 
 6. Cobbs, Gravelines5.5 
 7. Bost, Monaco5.5 
 8. Campbell, Paris-Le.5.1 
 9. Warren, Nanterre4.5 
 10. Payne, Chalons-.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 J.P. PRINCE
  Orleans
  (203-G/F-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Prince, Orleans2.4 
 2. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.4 
 3. Holston, Dijon2.0 
 4. Payne, Chalons-.1.8 
 5. Wood, Limoges1.7 
 6. Eito, Orleans1.7 
 7. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 8. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.5 
 9. Dorsey, Le Portel1.5 
 10. Lacombe, Stras.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Fall, Chalon2.3 
 2. Fofana, Monaco1.4 
 3. Uter, AS.1.1 
 4. Otule, Antibes1.0 
 5. Cain, Chalons-Reims1.0 
 6. Lessort, Nanterre1.0 
 7. Trasolini, Nancy0.9 
 8. Watkins, AS.0.8 
 9. Jeanne, Nancy0.8 
 10. Hunt, Nancy0.8 


Downs is back at Avtodor, ex Orleans - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Avtodor Saratov (VTB) agreed terms with 31-year old American swingman Micah Downs (195-91kg-86, college: Gonzaga). It is actually his comeback to Saratov as he has played here before. Downs He moved there from Entente Orleans 45 in French ProA where he played this season. In 26 games he had 14.0ppg, 4.5rpg and 3.0apg. The last season Downs played at Juvecaserta in Italian Serie A. In 30 games he recorded 12.4ppg, 6.1rpg and 2.5apg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Italian SerieA All-Star Game.
Downs has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of Spanish LEB Gold Play-Off in 2011. Downs was also voted Eurobasket.com VTB League All-Imports Team in 2015.
He is quite experienced player. Downs' career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in seven different countries. Downs tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Belgium (Leuven Bears), Croatia (KK_Zadar), Ukraine (Budivelnyk), Venezuela (Bucaneros), NBA (Boston Celtics), Spain (La ICL Manresa and Burgos) and D-League (Erie Bay Hawks and Maine Red Claws).
Downs attended Gonzaga University until 2009 and it is his eighth season as a professional player.
On Downs: A very athletic forward who showed that he's not only a fantastic leaper some years after graduation. Can score at will, grabs lots of rebounds, runs up and down on the court with great quickness.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FYR MACEDONIA  

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. Jokic, Strumica16.3 
 4. Hawkins, Pelister.16.3 
 5. Tasovski, Rabotnicki16.1 
 6. Drenovac, MZT S.15.4 
 7. Labovic, Karpos S.15.3 
 8. Mijovic, Kozuv15.1 
 9. Perry, Karpos S.14.8 
 10. Cekovski, Rabotnicki13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Milivoje MIJOVIC
  Kozuv
  (200-PF-91)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Mijovic, Kozuv10.6 
 2. Andrejevic, Pelister.8.0 
 3. Mijatovic, MZT S.7.0 
 4. Misanovic, Rabotnicki6.9 
 5. Lalic, MZT Skopje6.8 
 6. Nikolovski, Feni I.6.4 
 7. Golubovic, Pelister.6.3 
 8. Janevski, Kumanovo6.1 
 9. Labovic, Karpos S.6.1 
 10. Mihajlovski, Ohrid A.5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Vlado ILIEVSKI
  Rabotnicki
  (188-PG-80)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Ilievski, Rabotnicki6.6 
 2. McNeaill, Kozuv5.3 
 3. Bogoev, Strumica5.1 
 4. Mirakovski, Rabot.4.8 
 5. Perry, Karpos S.4.5 
 6. Karadzovski, Kuman.4.3 
 7. Hall, Kozuv4.2 
 8. Hawkins, Pelister.4.2 
 9. Kloof, MZT Skopje4.1 
 10. Mavra, Karpos S.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Kendrick PERRY
  Karpos S.
  (183-PG-92)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Perry, Karpos S.1.8 
 2. Kloof, MZT Skopje1.7 
 3. Ilievski, Rabotnicki1.5 
 4. Makenadziev, Strum.1.4 
 5. Jokic, Strumica1.4 
 6. Sokolov, Karpos S.1.3 
 7. Robev, Vardar1.3 
 8. Nikolic, Rabotnicki1.3 
 9. Mijatovic, Kuman.1.2 
 10. Brown, Kumanovo1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Nenad MISANOVIC
  Rabotnicki
  (217-C-84)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Misanovic, Rabotnicki1.2 
 2. Krstevski, Kozuv1.0 
 3. Pekovic, Kumanovo0.8 
 4. Trajkovski, Karpos S.0.7 
 5. Maslinko, Rabotnicki0.6 
 6. Mijatovic, Kuman.0.6 
 7. Zekjiri, Vardar0.6 
 8. Lalic, MZT Skopje0.5 
 9. Djekic, Feni I.0.5 
 10. Sharabidze, Feni I.0.5 


Prva Liga Round 4 of Finals. Karpos level title series - by Greg

Karpos Sokoli - MZT Skopje 86-78

Kapros Sokoli defeated MZT Skopje to even the championship series at 2-all. Karops Sokoli made their run in second quarter when they outgunned MZT 30-14 and controll the game until the final whistle. Kendrick Perry (183-PG-92, college: Youngstown St.) scored 24 points and was the best scorer that night. Darko Sokolov (189-G-86) had 10 and Dominik Mavra (195-G-94) added 11 points for the winners. Danilo Mijatovic (206-F/C-83) and Stefan Sinovec (195-G-88, agency: BeoBasket) scored 17 each for MZT. Decisive game is scheduled on May 24.



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  GEORGIA  

Geogian Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Corey ALLEN
  Mgzavrebi
  (185-PG-92)
  Avg: 17.8
 1. Allen, Mgzavrebi17.8 
 2. Tsintsadze, Kutaisi17.3 
 3. Lathan, Sokhumi17.1 
 4. Ransom, Mgzavrebi16.5 
 5. Jintcharadze, Bat.16.2 
 6. Shemosiuk, Batumi16.1 
 7. Rogava, Olimpi16.0 
 8. Berishvili, Dinamo T.15.5 
 9. Florveus, Cactus T.14.8 
 10. Burnette, Olimpi14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FLORVEUS
  Cactus T.
  (211-C-90)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Florveus, Cactus T.12.8 
 2. Pelcher, Batumi10.9 
 3. Atuashvili, Rustavi9.3 
 4. Burnette, Olimpi9.2 
 5. Spagnolo, Rustavi8.9 
 6. Bridgeman, Cactus T.8.4 
 7. Bekauri, Kutaisi7.7 
 8. Murphy, Mgzavrebi7.7 
 9. Tishchenko, Sokhu.7.5 
 10. Krivtsov, Batumi7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Giorgi TSINTSADZE
  Kutaisi
  (192-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Tsintsadze, Kutaisi6.8 
 2. Lee, Rustavi5.7 
 3. Vaughn, Dinamo T.5.0 
 4. Mikeladze, Olimpi4.7 
 5. Lezhava, Batumi4.6 
 6. Rogava, Olimpi4.3 
 7. Chikviladze, Cactus T.4.2 
 8. Berishvili, Dinamo T.3.8 
 9. Pkhakadze, Mgzav.3.8 
 10. Woodson, Sokhumi3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Corey ALLEN
  Mgzavrebi
  (185-PG-92)
  Avg: 3
 1. Allen, Mgzavrebi3.0 
 2. Burnette, Olimpi2.4 
 3. Tsintsadze, Kutaisi2.2 
 4. Pkhakadze, Mgzav.2.1 
 5. Rogava, Olimpi2.0 
 6. Baqradze, Olimpi1.7 
 7. Ransom, Mgzavrebi1.7 
 8. Lathan, Sokhumi1.6 
 9. Shemosiuk, Batumi1.6 
 10. Chikviladze, Cactus T.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 John FLORVEUS
  Cactus T.
  (211-C-90)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Florveus, Cactus T.1.8 
 2. Bekauri, Kutaisi1.7 
 3. Bridgeman, Cactus T.1.4 
 4. Atuashvili, Rustavi1.4 
 5. Jgerenaia, Sokhumi1.2 
 6. Tubak, Kutaisi1.2 
 7. Pelcher, Batumi1.2 
 8. Rychlyuk, Sokhumi1.1 
 9. Krivtsov, Batumi1.1 
 10. Murphy, Mgzavrebi1.0 



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Quinton Mcduffie ( Club Trujillo (Peru) I Grew So Much Mentally And Physically During My Time In Europe - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Quinton McDuffie (197-G/F-90, college: Chowan) is a 26 year old 197cm swing man originally from San Diego, California and on account of a military back round went to high school in Virginia and currently is playing for Club Trujillo (Peru-LNB). In the 2015-2016 season he played for La Gallofa Cantbasket 04 (Spain-EBA). He played his rookie season for Portsmouth Cavaliers (APBL): 6 games: 24.6ppg, 6.0rpg, then moved to TLG-13 NGO S.Tulga (Mongolia-MBA) averaging 21.9ppg, 9.2rpg, then signed for Planeta-Universitet Ukhta (Russia-Superleague). Before turning professional he played for Va.Wesleyan (NCAA3), Alabama St. (NCAA) and Chowan (NCAA2) and as a rookie played 27 games averaging 14.6ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 54.5%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 74.2%. Eurobasket has spoken to Eurobasket in the past and it was time to check in on him again in Peru.

Quinton thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. Where are you at the moment and how content are you with your basketball life at the moment?

Thank you guys over at Eurobasket for your continuous support over the years. I am Currently playing in the LNB, which is the top league in Peru. I am very satistified with my living arrangements and basketball life here in Peru. The people here are very generous and helpful.

You started the season with KK Radnicki Gorazde (Bosnia-D2), but left in pre season. Why was your stay so short?

I spent the pre-season in Bosnia, which was a great experience, however the team was very young and at this point in my career I am trying to grow as a player on the court and I am looking to play alongside more experienced guys. I feel as though it will allow my game to develop

You have witnessed the last few years how difficult it is in general to find a team. Did experience with the process make the time finding a new team easier for you?

Yes, I feel as though the market is very hard to breakthrough, you must have patience and faith while you are going through the process of finding a job in this business. Without these two things, it's very hard to continue to move forward.

You last played in Europe two seasons ago in Spain in the fifth division with La Gallofa Cantbasket 04 (Spain-EBA) 18 games: 10.9ppg, 5.4rpg, FGP: 49.7%, FT: 70.8%. Why do you feel is it so difficult to find your path back to Europe even if you were only gone for one season?

Europe is possibly the most difficult continent to break into for basketball, even harder than the U.S at times because Europe has such a rich history when it comes to basketball. I also feel like my game translates better in Asian, and Latin American Countries. But I would love to play in Europe again.

You found your way back to South America playing for Club Trujillo (Peru-LNB). What kind of experience has this been for you?

I signed back in South America in April. I have been here for almost two months. I am averaging 24.5ppg , 14.1rpg, and 2.0apg in 7 games so far. I enjoy playing here this summer, I am able to work on my game and develop my skills while building my confidence. I have enjoyed it thus far.

How would you compare the play in Peru to what you saw in Argentina?

The play in Argentina was very physical and slow. The game was more inside-out and the players played with a lot of confidence. The play here in Peru is very different because it is majority guard centric basketball. The guards here play high screen and roll and are able to score a lot of points.

Do you feel as though your game was able to develop further this season. Where do you feel has your game improved?

I feel like I grew so much mentally and physically. During my time in Europe I learned so much about health and dieting, which helped me take my game to the next level.

You will be turning 27 this year. Do you believe as if your best basketball is still ahead of you?

So grateful to be able to say that. But yes, I feel as though my best days of basketball have yet to come. I lost a lot of weight In the past year and I am feeling better than i've ever felt in years!

You said in our last interview that your versatility could translate into any league in Europe. How hungry are you to get another chance in Europe?

I am very eager and hungry to play in Europe. I feel like playing in Europe can help build my resume even more.

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

Good question, My four NBA players would be: Allen Iverson, Michael Jordan, Lebron James, and Wilt Chaimberlin

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

Huge shout out to Lebron and the Cavs organization for bringing a chip to Cleveland. As of right now I feel like if Lebron were to retire he would be the top 4 player of all time, with Magic, Kareem, and the GOAT ahead of him.

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

Wow, just reading the question doesn't really seem real. But it happened. And that performance is definitely up there with the likes of (Kobe's 81 point game), (Wilt's 100 point game), (Michael Jordan's 55 points in MSG), and (Devin Booker's 70 point game)

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?

Draymond is a very special player, and is changing the game as he goes along. A lot of players do not have his mentality and approach towards the game. He is selfless and a work horse which is a talent in itself.

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'?

Congrats to The University of South Carolina and their success with the Mens and Womens Basketball Teams. The women were able to re-write history.

There is nothing more special than that. 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?

I like Lavar and Lonzo ball, I love what they are doing as a family and I love how they are venturing into the sneaker culture. They are putting the entire basketball world on notice.

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?

Yes, I feel that this is a fair judgement about his game this season. And I also feel like that kind of mentality hurts his team and makes players not want to play with him.

What was the last movie that you saw?

The last movie that I saw was "Patriots Day" last week with my teammates, and the movie was in all Spanish

Thanks Quinton for the chat.



Jeremy Dunbar Returns Back To Vechta - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

After a rollercoaster season last year that saw Jeremy Dunbar (195-G/F-88, college: Arkansas Tech) play a few months in the BBL with Phoenix Hagen only to witness the team go bankrupt then moved to the worst team in the Pro A Dresden that moved down, the German/American returns back to Vechta where he played two seasons ago. Dunbar is a 29 year old 195cm forward from DeFuniak Springs, Florida that will go into his sixth professional season. Two seasons ago with SC Rasta Vechta, he played 35 games averaging 7.7ppg, 2.8rpg, FGP: 39.3%, 3PT: 42.9%, FT: 86.8%. Last season with Phoenix Hagen (Germany-BBL) playing 6 games averaging 3.0ppg, in Dec.'16 team lost its license and left BBL, then moved to Dresden Titans (Germany-ProA) playing 13 games: 9.8ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 53.8%, 3PT: 35.2%, FT: 82.4%.

Dunbar will play under head coach Doug Spradley who he played for a few seasons ago with Wurzburg. "He fits perfectly into our profile with his qualities, work ethic, charachter and experience. We were successful in Wurzburg and he knows Vechta. I hope everything will fit together so well again", stressed head coach Doug Spradley. Dunbar started his basketball career in 2007 with SE Louisiana (NCAA) where he played 15 NCAA games over two seasons. He fin ished his college career at Arkansas Tech (NCAA2) in 2011 playing a total of 61 NCAA games and as a senior he played 30 games averaging 14.4ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.3apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 41.7%, 3Pts: 35.5%, FT: 85.2%. He started his profesional career in 2011 with Crailsheim Merlins (Germany-ProA) playing 30 games averaging 6.5ppg, 1.4rpg, FGP: 39.0%, 3PT: 41.8%, FT: 80.8%. In the 2012-2013 season he played for the Cuxhaven BasCats (Germany-ProA) playing 33 games averaging 12.6ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 43.1%, 3PT: 37.4%, FT-2 (90.8%). In the 2013-2014 season he played for BG Goettingen (Germany-ProA) playing 32 games averaging 9.1ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 57.4%, 3PT-2 (48.5%), FT: 78.1%. In the 2014-2015 season he played for the s.Oliver Baskets Wuerzburg (Germany-ProA) playing 31 games:averaging 7.0ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 47.6%, 3PT-1 (51.0%), FT: 69.0%.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been Southland East Conf. Regular Season Runner-Up -08, GSC West Division Regular Season Champion -10, 11, GSC Tournament Winner -10, GSC All-Tournament Team -10, 11, GSC Tournament Finalist -11, GSC All-GSC West Division 2nd Team -11, German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Semifinals -12, German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Regular Season Champion -14, 15, 16, German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Champion -14, and German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Finalist -15.

Source:SC Rasta Vechta





Dominique Johnson Returns Back To The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Rumours had been swirling around the German basketball community the last weeks that Dominique Johnson (194-SF-92, agency: Octagon Europe) may be returning home back to the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven and according to nord24.de the German is on his way. Johnson is a 194cm forward that will be turning 25 on Friday and after getting his feet wet in the BBL with Bremerhaven and Braunschweig played 33 BBL games two seasons ago with MBC and last season helped the team move right back to the BBL averaging 38 games: 8.1ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 44.8%, 3PT: 31.6%, FT: 71.1%. The season before, he made his breakthrough with MBC in the BBL playing 33 games averaging 7.5ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 43.2%, 3PT: 36.9%, FT: 74.5%. The German seems ready to make the next step in the BBL.

He started his basketball career in 2011 with the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven, junior team. The next season he got into 3 BBL games. He then moved to Braunschweig and played there from 2012-2015 and wasn't able to make his BBL break through there playing only 14 games while also playing for their Pro B farm team. Last season with MBC he scored in double figures in 12 games including two 15 point games against the RheinStars and Trier and some 14 point games against Paderborn, Trier and Crailsheim.

Source:nord24.de



BBL Round 1 of Semi-Finals: Domination of Brose Baskets and close win for Ratiopharm - by Eurobasket News

Brose Bask. - B.Muenchen 82-59

Brose Baskets made 22-of-29 free shots (75.9 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Bayern Muenchen helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. French Fabien Causeur (195-87) stepped up and scored 16 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) for the winners and Greek guard Nikolaos Zisis (197-83, agency: Octagon Europe) chipped in 12 points and 4 assists. At the losing side American center Devin Booker (205-91, college: Clemson) responded with 15 points and 5 rebounds and international Maximilian Kleber (207-92) scored 8 points and 11 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Brose Bask.: F.Causeur 16+5reb+2ast, M.Lo 13+2reb+1ast, N.Zisis 12+1reb+4ast, D.Miller 11+1reb, J.Strelnieks 8+2reb+3ast, D.Theis 7+3reb
B.Muenchen: D.Booker 15+5reb+2ast, B.Taylor 8+1reb+1ast, M.Kleber 8+11reb, D.Barthel 8+3reb, N.Djedovic 7+2reb+1ast, V.Lucic 6+8reb
gschID: 547134


Ratiopharm - EWE Baskets 86-79

ratiopharm Ulm shot the lights out from three sinking 16 long-distance shots on high 59.3 percentage. Americans were the main players on the court. Guard Chris Babb (196-90, college: Iowa St.) stepped up and scored 26 points for the winners and Taylor Braun (201-91, college: N.Dakota St.) chipped in 12 points and 9 rebounds. Four ratiopharm Ulm players scored in double figures. At the losing side swingman Rickey Paulding (196-82, college: Missouri) responded with 24 points and 5 assists and center Brian Qvale (210-88, college: Montana) scored 21 points and 9 rebounds. EWE Baskets' coach Mladen Drijencic rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Ratiopharm: C.Babb 26+3reb+3ast, R.Morgan 15+2reb+2ast, T.Braun 12+9reb+2ast, B.Hobbs 12+4reb+6ast, K.Tadda 9+5reb, P.Guenther 8+1reb+3ast
EWE Baskets: R.Paulding 24+2reb+5ast, B.Qvale 21+9reb, F.Massenat 9+5reb+6ast, C.Kramer 9+5reb+7ast, V.Mihailovic 6+2reb, M.De Zeeuw 4+1ast
gschID: 547133





The Kirchheim Knight Retain Andreas Kronhardt - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro A outfit Kirchheim Knights have announced the contract extension of Andreas Kronhardt (205-C-89) Andreas Kronhardt is a 27 year old 205cm center that will be going into his third season with Kirchheim. Last season the ex BBL player who has 29 BBL games on his resume played 38 games averaging 13.2ppg, 6.6rpg, 2.6apg, FGP: 52.0%, 3PT: 29.2%, FT: 59.9%. "The last two years here were very important for me. I have found a home here and I am happy to continue to be playing here", stressed Andreas Kronhardt Last seasin the German who picked up Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A 2nd Team scored in double figures in 30 times and had three double doubles. He had an amazing span between December 23rd and March 26 where he scored in double figures in 12 games. his best scoring games were against Heidelberg with 26 points and 21 points against Ehingen.

Source:Kirchheim Knights



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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, Aris14.5 
 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. Milutinovic, Koroivos12.4 
 10. Robert, AGOR12.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Keith CLANTON
  PAOK
  (205-C/F-90)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Clanton, PAOK9.5 
 2. Biruta, Trikalla7.0 
 3. Evans, Lavrio6.9 
 4. Fitzpatrick, AGOR6.7 
 5. Hall, Koroivos6.7 
 6. Singleton, Panathin.6.4 
 7. Toutziarakis, Kymis6.2 
 8. Faye, Promitheas6.1 
 9. Gotcher, Koroivos5.8 
 10. Reddic, Kolossos HH5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Ken BROWN
  Koroivos
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Brown, Koroivos7.3 
 2. Spanoulis, Olympiacos5.6 
 3. Calathes, Panathin.5.6 
 4. Starks, Koroivos4.9 
 5. Talton, AGOR4.4 
 6. Scott, Doxa L.4.1 
 7. Hall, Kolossos HH4.1 
 8. Nixon, Lavrio4.0 
 9. El-Amin, Kymis3.9 
 10. Ukic, AEK Athens3.8 
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. Releford, Kolossos.1.6 
 6. Gotcher, Koroivos1.6 
 7. Jones, Promitheas1.4 
 8. Singleton, Panathin.1.4 
 9. Moore, Promitheas1.4 
 10. Barlow, Trikalla1.3 
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. Birch, Olympiacos1.0 
 5. Kravic, AGOR1.0 
 6. Milutinov, Olympiacos1.0 
 7. Orton, Kymis1.0 
 8. Jackson, Aris1.0 
 9. Kavvadas, Aris0.9 
 10. Fitzpatrick, AGOR0.9 


A1 Round 4 of Semi-Finals: PAO enters the finals! - by Eurobasket News

AEK Athens - Panathinaikos 67-105

The game without a history. Panathinaikos led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Panathinaikos outrebounded AEK Athens 39-22 including a 25-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 56.5 percentage. Panathinaikos looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by AEK Athens' players. Worth to mention a great performance of international point guard Nick Calathes (198-89, college: Florida) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 9 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). International center Ioannis Bourousis (214-83) contributed with 15 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four Panathinaikos players scored in double figures. Croatian point guard Roko-Leni Ukic (196-84, agency: XL Basketball Agency) replied with 16 points and the former international center Loukas Mavrokefalidis (207-84) added 14 points in the effort for AEK Athens. 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:
AEK Athens: R.Ukic 16+2ast, L.Mavrokefalidis 14+2reb, D.Mavroeidis 10+4reb, C.Elonu 8+5reb, M.Dixon 8+1reb+4ast, M.Milosevic 5+4reb
Panathinaikos: N.Calathes 17+3reb+9ast, C.Singleton 16+6reb+2ast, I.Bourousis 15+9reb+2ast, M.James 14+1reb+2ast, K.Rivers 8+2reb+2ast, K.Gabriel 8+4reb+1ast
gschID: 547094





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Eredivisie Round 4 of Finals. Groningen takes 3-1 lead - by Greg

Zwolle - Groningen 48-76

Groningen overwhelmed Zwolle on the road to take 3-1 lead in the championship series. They are now only one game away from the title. It was a close game only in the first half which the hosts won 33-30. Then Groningen stormed the opponents in the second frame by scoring 46 points and allowing Zwolle to respond only with 15 and eventually won the game 76-48. Jason Dourisseau and Lance Jeter led the winners with 18 points each. Drago Pasalic added 16 and Chase Fieler 10. No Zwolle players scored double digits. Clayton Vette and Nick Oudendag had 9 points each.



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A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Andrija BOJIC
  Jaszberenyi
  (207-PF-93)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Bojic, Jaszberenyi21.3 
 2. Govens, Falco KC21.0 
 3. Kromah, Kormend19.9 
 4. Lilov, Szedeak19.1 
 5. Vojvoda, Szolnok19.0 
 6. Ubilla, ZTE K.17.8 
 7. Pacher, Vasas17.4 
 8. Frazier, Kaposvari17.4 
 9. Johnson, Sopron KC17.0 
 10. Allen, Kormend16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matt TIBY
  Atomeromu
  (203-F/C-92)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Tiby, Atomeromu8.8 
 2. Sejfic, PVSK P.8.4 
 3. Hendlein, Kaposvari8.2 
 4. Pacher, Vasas8.1 
 5. Szabo, ZTE K.7.9 
 6. Bojic, Jaszberenyi7.9 
 7. Sihota, MAFC7.9 
 8. Watkins, Atomeromu7.8 
 9. Wright, Vasas7.3 
 10. Lorant, Alba7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Emanuel UBILLA
  ZTE K.
  (188-PG-86)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Ubilla, ZTE K.8.2 
 2. Boltic, Szedeak8.1 
 3. Battle, Atomeromu7.7 
 4. Taylor, Vasas7.5 
 5. Wisseh, Kaposvari6.2 
 6. Govens, Falco KC6.1 
 7. Smith, MAFC6.1 
 8. Petty, Kormend6.0 
 9. Nelson, PVSK P.6.0 
 10. Johnson, Sopron KC5.8 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Sopron KC
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Johnson, Sopron KC2.6 
 2. Arrington, Jaszbere.2.3 
 3. Stamenkovic, Jaszbere.2.1 
 4. Kromah, Kormend2.1 
 5. Boltic, Szedeak2.1 
 6. Petty, Kormend2.0 
 7. Smith, MAFC1.9 
 8. Pongo, KTE-Duna1.8 
 9. Lilov, Szedeak1.6 
 10. Smith-Jr, Kormend1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Malik COOKE
  Kaposvari
  (201-F-89)
  Avg: 1
 1. Cooke, Kaposvari1.0 
 2. Hendlein, Kaposvari0.9 
 3. Zigeranovic, Falco K.0.8 
 4. Keller, Alba0.8 
 5. Juhos, Szedeak0.8 
 6. Wright, Vasas0.8 
 7. Benke, ZTE K.0.7 
 8. Ivosev, KTE-Duna0.7 
 9. Andric, Szolnok0.7 
 10. Simms, Kaposvari0.6 


ZTE KK completes semifinal picture - by Eurobasket News

ZTE KK - Szolnok 85-69

ZTE KK completed the semifinal picture by downing Szolnok 85-69 in decisive game. The hosts trailed by 8 points at the halftime before their 53-29 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. ZTE KK shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 57.1 percentage. American-Puerto Rican point guard Emanuel Ubilla (188-86, college: Fair Dickinson, agency: Court Side) orchestrated the victory by scoring 30 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Forward Szilard Benke (196-95) contributed with 17 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four ZTE KK players scored in double figures. American forward Troy Barnies (200-89, college: Maine) answered with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and Montenegrin Nikola Pavlicevic (192-88) added 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Szolnok. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
ZTE KK: E.Ubilla 30+6reb+7ast, S.Benke 17+9reb+1ast, J.Norfleet 13+3reb+4ast, M.Mohacsi 13+5reb, J.Wright 8+2reb, Z.Szabo 4+6reb+2ast
Szolnok: D.Vojvoda 19+2reb, T.Barnies 18+6reb+4ast, N.Pavlicevic 14+6reb+5ast, A.Toth 9+8reb+1ast, J.Eilingsfeld 4+8reb, A.Popovic 3+1reb+3ast
gschID: 547148





Szeged keeps Juhos - by Levente Szabo

Naturtex-SZTE-Szedeak Szeged announced today in a press conference the extension with their Hungarian forward, Levente Juhos (208-C/F-91, college: Moberly Area CC). The 25 year old player will begin his 3rd year with the club. Levente just finished a very strong season. He was as starter, playing 30 minutes a game. He recorded career highs in every category as he finished the year averaging 10.8ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.3apg, 0.8spg and 0.8bpg.
The 208 cm (6'10") forward has drawn attention from many other teams but decided to extend his contract with his current club for 1 more season.



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India rout Bangladesh 142-71 in its 3rd match at SABA Championships - by Anil Kumar

Playing its third round robin encounter, defending champs India routed Bangladesh 142-71 in a lopsided affair. India came out the gates strong and outscored Bangladesh 36-9 in the very first quarter and posted a rather insurmountable lead.

India centre Amritpal Singh had his third straight game scoring over 20 points, with 22 in this contest. Veteran shooting guard Vishesh Bhriguvanshi also joined the party by chipping in with 14 points of his own while controlling the flow of the game.

For Bangladesh, captain Kumar Biswas Mithun led the charge with 25 points and was ably supported by Khan Md. Shamsuzzamam with 22 points but the duo lacked support from the rest of the team.

Vishesh Bhriguvanshi was declared player of the match.

India now take on Nepal on the final day of the championship, i.e. 23rd May, to retain the trophy and complete a historic five-peat.

India (Amritpal Singh 22, Vishesh Bhriguvanshi 14) bt Bangladesh (Kumar Biswas Mithun 25, Khan Md. Shamsuzzaman 22) 142-71 [36-9, 32-20, 45-13, 29-29]
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India beat Sri Lanka 88-61 - by Anil Kumar

In the 5th South Asian Basketball Association (SABA) Championship underway in Maldives, India posted its second straight win, this time over Sri Lanka.

Playing its second round robin encounter, defending champs India tamed Sri Lanka 88-61 in a fairly competitive game. The first and third quarters were particularly neck and neck, but India built double digit leads in the other two periods to stay undefeated in the competition.

India centre Amritpal Singh had a second straight game scoring in double digits, with 28 points to go along with 16 rebounds. Veteran shooting guard Vishesh Bhriguvanshi also enjoyed a double-double night with 26 points and 10 assists.

For Sri Lanka, Thammitage Perera came off the bench to top score with 18 points, with Joseph Croos chipping in with 13. The Island nation connected 11 times from beyond the arc but also turned the ball over 26 times.

To counter the size mismatch, Sri Lanka sent India to the foul line a whopping 38 times, but that strategy provided little benefit as India scored 25 points from the charity stripe.

Amritpal Singh was declared player of the match for the second straight time.

India will now face another challenger Bangladesh next on 22nd May, while Sri Lanka takes on Nepal.

India (Amritpal Singh 28 pts & 16 reb, Vishesh Bhriguvanshi 26 pts & 10 ast) bt Sri Lanka (Thammitage Perera 18 pts, Joseph Croos 13 pts) 88-61 [23-17, 27-17, 16-15, 22-12]

About the SABA Championship 2017

Championship Format

The Championship is played in a round robin format and the team with the best record at the end of this championship will progress from the South Asian region to the FIBA Asia Cup scheduled for 17th to 27th August in Beirut, Lebanon. A round robin format is when each team will face every other team in the tournament once, and the final standings will be based on win/loss statistics.




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  ISRAEL  

Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Mark LYONS
  Hapoel T-A
  (185-PG-89)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Lyons, Hapoel T-A20.1 
 2. Wyatt, Hapoel H.18.8 
 3. Selby, Maccabi K/G17.5 
 4. Hopson, Ironi N.17.3 
 5. Simon, Maccabi .17.2 
 6. Siggers, Galil Gilboa17.1 
 7. Milbourne, Hapoel E.16.3 
 8. Bowman, Maccabi .16.1 
 9. Holloway, Galil G.15.9 
 10. Bell, Hapoel Holon15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karam MASHOUR
  Bnei H.
  (198-F-91)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Mashour, Bnei H.10.3 
 2. Holloway, Galil G.10.0 
 3. Atkins, Hapoel Holon8.5 
 4. Adrien, Bnei H.8.2 
 5. Howell, Hapoel T-A7.8 
 6. Cohen, Maccabi .7.7 
 7. Griffin, Galil Gilboa7.1 
 8. Carmichael, Maccabi .7.1 
 9. Iverson, Maccabi .7.0 
 10. Kitchen, Ironi N.7.0 
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.5.8 
 4. Blatt, Hapoel T-A5.4 
 5. Mekel, Maccabi T-A5.1 
 6. Lyons, Hapoel T-A4.8 
 7. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .4.6 
 8. Ewing, Maccabi .4.5 
 9. Green, Bnei H.4.5 
 10. Limonad, Hapoel T.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Joaquin SHUCHMAN
  Galil G.
  (191-G-95)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Shuchman, Galil G.2.1 
 2. Vargas, Maccabi .2.0 
 3. Long, Maccabi .2.0 
 4. Henry, Hapoel Eilat1.8 
 5. Carter, Maccabi .1.8 
 6. Dennis, Bnei H.1.7 
 7. Taylor, Maccabi .1.7 
 8. DiBartolomeo, Maccabi .1.7 
 9. Howell, Hapoel T-A1.7 
 10. Workman, Maccabi .1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Eric GRIFFIN
  Galil Gilboa
  (203-F-90)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Griffin, Galil Gilboa1.8 
 2. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.1.3 
 3. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat1.3 
 4. Jones, Hapoel J-M1.2 
 5. Mitchell, Maccabi .1.1 
 6. Adrien, Bnei H.1.1 
 7. Daniels, Hapoel Eilat0.9 
 8. Carter, Maccabi .0.9 
 9. McCrea, Maccabi .0.9 
 10. Kelly, Maccabi K/G0.9 


Eurobasket.com All-Israeli National League Awards 2017 - by Eurobasket Center

Eurobasket.com All-Israeli National League 1st Team 2017
Vernon Teel
Teel
Denzel Livingston
Livingston
Sir'Dominic Pointer
Pointer
Storm Warren
Warren
Germain Jordan
Jordan

Finals MVP: Golan Gutt (192-SG-94) of Ironi Nes-Ziona
Player of the Year: Storm Warren (201-PF-88) of Maccabi H/H
Guard of the Year: Vernon Teel (193-G-87) of Maccabi H/H
Forward of the Year: Storm Warren (201-PF-88) of Maccabi H/H
Center of the Year: Germain Jordan (198-C/F-86) of Boulogne
Import Player of the Year: Storm Warren (201-PF-88) of Maccabi H/H
Domestic Player of the Year: Noam Matalon (197-G-87) of Ironi K-A
Defensive Player of the Year: Sir'Dominic Pointer (198-G/F-92) of Ironi K-A
Coach of the Year: Barak Peleg of Maccabi Raanana

1st Team
G: Vernon Teel (193-G-87) of Maccabi H/H
G: Denzel Livingston (193-G-93) of Hapoel K/S
G/F: Sir'Dominic Pointer (198-G/F-92) of Ironi K-A
PF: Storm Warren (201-PF-88) of Maccabi H/H
C/F: Germain Jordan (198-C/F-86) of Boulogne

2nd Team
G: Noam Matalon (197-G-87) of Ironi K-A
G: Rashad Madden (196-G-92) of Hap.R/G Givat.
F: Samme Givens (198-F-89) of Maccabi Raanana
SF: Yaniv Solomon (201-SF-94) of Hap.R/G Givat.
C/F: Jeff Allen (201-C/F-87) of Hapoel B/S

Honorable Mention
Marcus Relphorde (198-F/G-88) of GECR Indalo
Adi Cohen (178-PG-93) of Hapoel K/S
Liraz Ariely (185-PG-92) of Hapoel Migd.H.
Anthony Fisher (191-G-86) of Hapoel B/S
Tal Michael Dunne (196-SF-87) of Ironi Nes-Ziona
Jamal Olasewere (201-SF-91) of Hap.R/G Givat.
Lee Roberts (201-F/C-87) of Ironi Nes-Ziona
Marquis Addison (195-G-91) of Macc.Rehovot
Clarke Rosenberg (193-G-93) of Hapoel Migd.H.
Cinmeon Bowers (201-F-93) of Galil Elion
Gur Porat (197-F/G-79) of Macc.Rehovot
Yovel Zoosman (199-G/F-98) of Maccabi Raanana

All-Domestic Players Team
G: Noam Matalon (197-G-87) of Ironi K-A
SF: Yaniv Solomon (201-SF-94) of Hap.R/G Givat.
G: Anthony Fisher (191-G-86) of Hapoel B/S
PG: Adi Cohen (178-PG-93) of Hapoel K/S
SF: Tal Michael Dunne (196-SF-87) of Ironi Nes-Ziona

All-Imports Team
G: Vernon Teel (193-G-87) of Maccabi H/H
G: Denzel Livingston (193-G-93) of Hapoel K/S
G/F: Sir'Dominic Pointer (198-G/F-92) of Ironi K-A
PF: Storm Warren (201-PF-88) of Maccabi H/H
C/F: Germain Jordan (198-C/F-86) of Boulogne

All-Defensive Team
PG: Guy Lavie (188-PG-92) of Maccabi Raanana
G: Vernon Teel (193-G-87) of Maccabi H/H
G/F: Sir'Dominic Pointer (198-G/F-92) of Ironi K-A
G: Denzel Livingston (193-G-93) of Hapoel K/S
SF: Jamal Olasewere (201-SF-91) of Hap.R/G Givat.



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  ITALY  

Stats Leaders - Lega2

Points Per Game
 Dwayne DAVIS
  Jesi
  (196-F-89)
  Avg: 24.1
 1. Davis, Jesi24.1 
 2. Smith, Roseto23.6 
 3. Golden, Chieti22.7 
 4. Sims, Rieti20.2 
 5. Ferguson, Angelico.20.1 
 6. Bowers, Bondi F.20.0 
 7. Brown, Roma Virtus19.9 
 8. Harrell, Mens S.19.3 
 9. Cosey, Tortona18.8 
 10. Raffa, Roma Virtus18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mike HALL
  Angelico Biella
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Hall, Angelico Biella12.8 
 2. Reynolds, Recanati12.2 
 3. Radic, Viola RC11.4 
 4. Mosley, Legnano9.5 
 5. Mortellaro, Chieti9.5 
 6. Smith, Ravenna9.3 
 7. Easley, Eurobask.9.2 
 8. Poletti, Latina B.9.1 
 9. Perry, Treviso .9.1 
 10. Jones, Piacenza9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Yuval NAIMY
  Scafati
  (188-PG-85)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Naimy, Scafati7.5 
 2. Moreno, Bondi F.6.2 
 3. Bowers, Jesi6.1 
 4. Fantinelli, Treviso .5.9 
 5. Piazza, Agrigento5.1 
 6. Deloach, Eurobask.5.0 
 7. Zanelli, Rieti4.6 
 8. Golden, Chieti4.5 
 9. Roderick, Bondi F.4.5 
 10. Sollazzo, Treviglio4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Javonte GREEN
  Alma T.
  (193-G-93)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Green, Alma T.2.5 
 2. Hasbrouck, Piacenza2.0 
 3. Bowers, Jesi1.9 
 4. Brown, Roma Virtus1.9 
 5. Spissu, Virtus B.1.9 
 6. Okoye, Udine APU1.8 
 7. Smith, Ravenna1.8 
 8. Fanti, Eurobask.1.8 
 9. Legion, Viola RC1.7 
 10. Crockett, Unieuro .1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Taylor SMITH
  Ravenna
  (199-F/C-91)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Smith, Ravenna2.5 
 2. Mosley, Legnano2.1 
 3. Pellegrino, Bondi F.1.8 
 4. Reynolds, Recanati1.7 
 5. Bowers, Bondi F.1.4 
 6. Ancellotti, Treviso .1.3 
 7. Parks, Alma T.1.3 
 8. Daniels, Mantova1.1 
 9. Easley, Eurobask.1.0 
 10. Arledge, Latina B.1.0 


Coach Francesco Vitucci leaves Auxilium Torino - by Eurobasket News

Experienced 54-year old coach Francesco Vitucci left Auxilium Torino (Serie A).
Among other achievements Vitucci's team won Italian SerieA Regular Season in 2005 and 2013. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Coach of the Year award back in 2013.
Vitucci was coaching Italian Senior National Team back in 2009.
He has coached previously four other teams: Openjobmetis VA, Imola, Scandone Avellino and Scafati.

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Serie B Round 4 of Semi-Finals: Gr. A and D finals set, drama in Gr. C - by Eurobasket News

Campli - Barcellona 71-58

David Petrucci (188-85) fired 21 points for the winners. Guard Onorio Petrazzuoli (193-88) chipped in 16 points and 4 steals. Guard Daniele Grilli (191-87) produced 22 points and naturalized Dominican guard Yancarlos-Jefferson Rodriguez (195-94) added 11 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
Barcellona: D.Grilli 22+4reb+2ast, Y.Jefferson Rodriguez 11+6reb+4ast, B.Milojevic 8+6reb, L.Brunetti 6+4reb+2ast, M.Teghini 6+5reb+1ast, G.Ippedico 5+1reb
Campli: D.Petrucci 21+4reb+2ast, O.Petrazzuoli 16+4reb+2ast, R.Ponziani 12+8reb, B.Duranti 9+4reb, N.D'Arrigo 8+1reb+2ast, R.Bottioni 4+5reb+4ast
gschID: 547175


Pescara - Montegrano 77-78

32 personal fouls committed by Pescara helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Swingman Nelson Rizzitiello (198-84) fired 15 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized Argentinian center Marcelo Dip (205-84, agency: Players Group) chipped in 13 points and 8 rebounds. Four Montegrano players scored in double figures. Guard Simone Pepe (184-93, agency: SPORTlab Agency) produced 29 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 7 steals and center Andrea Capitanelli (208-86) added 14 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Pescara's coach Giorgio Salvemini rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Pescara: S.Pepe 29+9reb+4ast, A.Capitanelli 14+8reb, S.Rajola 10+3reb+2ast, A.Grosso 9+5reb, G.Ucci 5+1reb, P.Pelliccione 4+4reb+1ast
Montegrano: N.Rizzitiello 15+9reb, E.Rivali 13+2reb+1ast, M.Dip 13+8reb+1ast, M.Diomede 12+2reb+7ast, G.Broglia 9+7reb+2ast, O.Gueye 6+1ast
gschID: 547174


Palestrina - Bisceglie 81-72

The winners were led by forward Riccardo Pederzini (198-89, agency: Players Group) who scored that evening 20 points and 6 assists and forward Mathias Drigo (202-89, agency: Interperformances) supported him with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Five Palestrina players scored in double figures. Even 21 points and 9 rebounds by forward Gianmarco Leggio (202-94) did not help to save the game for Bisceglie. Forward Matteo Samoggia (196-90) added 19 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. Bisceglie's coach Domenico Sorgentone tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game.
Top scorers:
Bisceglie: G.Leggio 21+9reb+3ast, A.Riccardo 19+6reb+1ast, M.Cucco 10+3reb+2ast, E.Di Emidio 7+3reb+2ast, S.Bruno 6+6reb+5ast, E.Damian Cena 5+2reb+2ast
Palestrina: R.Pederzini 20+3reb+6ast, M.Drigo 14+11reb+2ast, D.Serino 13+4reb, S.Rischia 12+2reb+7ast, F.Gagliardo 10+4reb+1ast, L.Montanari 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 547173


Cassino - Napoli Cuore 74-78

Point guard Roberto Maggio (183-90) fired 29 points and 8 assists for the winners. Bosnian-Serbian power forward Njegos Visnjic (200-79) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds. Napoli Cuore's coach Ciccio Ponticiello used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The former international power forward Simone Bagnoli (205-81) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds and guard Niccolo Petrucci (193-89) added 17 points respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
Cassino: S.Bagnoli 18+10reb+3ast, N.Petrucci 17+4reb+2ast, L.Panzini 13+5reb+5ast, M.Del Testa 9+3ast, B.Sergio 7+4reb+2ast, G.Valesin 6+3reb
Napoli Cuore: R.Maggio 29+3reb+8ast, N.Visnjic 15+12reb+1ast, S.Nikolic 12+2reb, M.Mastroianni 8+5reb+1ast, D.Marzaioli 4+1reb, A.Murolo 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 547172


Piacenza - Omegna 66-65

Worth to mention a great performance of the former international swingman Matteo Soragna (198-75) who helped to win the game recording 7 points and 6 rebounds and forward Matteo Samoggia (196-90) who added 13 points during the contest. At the losing side forward Marco Arrigoni (199-91) responded with 18 points and 9 rebounds and guard Giovanni Gasparin (187-91, agency: Interperformances) scored 12 points, 7 assists and 6 steals.
Top scorers:
Omegna: M.Arrigoni 18+9reb+2ast, A.Simoncelli 18+2reb+1ast, G.Gasparin 12+4reb+7ast, F.Fratto 5+6reb+1ast, A.Bianchi 4+3reb, D.Perez 3+3reb+2ast
Piacenza: M.Samoggia 13+2reb+1ast, G.Sanguinetti 11+3reb+1ast, E.Leonzio 9+2reb, D.Banti 8+3reb+1ast, M.Soragna 7+6reb+3ast, G.Bruni 6+1ast
gschID: 547171


Lecco - Bergamo 65-73

Bergamo made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. Power forward Rei Pullazi (203-93) fired 20 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized Argentinian Mario-Jose Ghersetti (201-81) chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds. Bergamo's coach Cesare Ciocca allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Power forward Jacopo Balanzoni (203-93, agency: Interperformances) produced 17 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and point guard Carlo Fumagalli (187-96) added 15 points respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
Lecco: J.Balanzoni 17+5reb+1ast, C.Fumagalli 15+3reb+2ast, G.Spera 10+7reb+1ast, D.Quartieri 9+5reb+3ast, G.Siberna 6+4reb+4ast, M.Peroni 4+2reb+1ast
Bergamo: R.Pullazi 20+8reb+1ast, M.Jose Ghersetti 17+5reb+2ast, M.Planezio 9+9reb+5ast, S.Berti 8+6reb+3ast, A.Panni 5+2reb+2ast, D.Lauwers 5+3reb+3ast
gschID: 547170


Cento - Moncalieri 69-42

Worth to mention a great performance of the former international point guard Mattia Caroldi (186-82) who helped to win the game recording 13 points and 7 assists. Power forward Michele Benfatto (205-85) contributed with 4 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Cento players scored in double figures. The former international power forward Francesco Conti (205-83) replied with 10 points and 5 rebounds and point guard Daniele Merletto (175-93) added 5 points and 4 assists in the effort for Moncalieri. Moncalieri's coach Lorenzo Pansa gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Moncalieri: F.Conti 10+5reb+1ast, R.Coviello 6+5reb, M.Tassone 5+1ast, D.Merletto 5+2reb+4ast, A.Agbogan 4+4reb+2ast, A.Fabrizio Smorto 4
Cento: L.Pignatti 14+4reb+1ast, M.Caroldi 13+1reb+7ast, A.Chiera 13+2reb+3ast, L.D'Alessandro 11+4reb+1ast, L.Bedetti 6+5reb, M.Benfatto 4+12reb+4ast
gschID: 547169





Serie A2 Playout - Forli close the series 3-1, Chieti is relegated in B - by Nico Silvestri

After a fought playout final, Unieuro 2.015 Forli won the fourth match and will stay in Serie A2 also in next year, while Proger BLS Chieti is relegated in Serie B.

Unieuro 2.015 Forli was already ahead at half time 47-46 before a 27-11 third quarter run who gave a strong lead. In last quarter Proger BLS Chieti tried to come back but the match ended 91-83.
Home team had 5 players who scored in double digit: Melvin Johnson (193-G-93, college: VCU) (20), Ogooluwa Adegboye (182-PG-87, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Octagon Europe) (19), Ryan Amoroso (205-F-85, college: San Diego St.) (14), Michele Ferri (191-G-85) (10) and Paolo Rotondo (204-C/F-89, agency: Players Group) (10). At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Trae Golden (189-G-91, college: Georgia Tech), who scored 32 points with 8 rebounds and 5 assist. His strong performance wasn't enough to save Proger BLS Chieti because his teammates didn't help him. Only Cristopher Mortellaro (207-F/C-82, college: Drury) scored in double digit with 16 points.

Top Scorers:
Unieuro 2.015 Forli: Johnson 20+3reb, Adegboye 19+3reb, Amoroso 14+4reb+2ass, Ferri 10+2reb, Rotondo 10+5reb
Proger BLS Chieti: Golden 32+8reb+5ass, Mortellaro 16+5reb, Sergio 9, Falluca 8+2reb, Davis 7+3reb+3ass




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  LATVIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Tyler LARSON
  Barons Riga
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 16.4
 1. Larson, Barons Riga16.4 
 2. Pitts, Valmiera14.9 
 3. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.14.8 
 4. Ausejs, Liepaja/.14.5 
 5. Griffin, Liepaja/.14.4 
 6. Stumbris, Jekabpils14.1 
 7. Blums, VEF Riga13.8 
 8. Jogela, Barons Riga13.4 
 9. Fischer, Valmiera13.3 
 10. Jeromanovs, Jurma.13.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 D''Or FISCHER
  Valmiera
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Fischer, Valmiera8.7 
 2. Rozitis, Liepaja/.8.4 
 3. Iljins, Jurmala8.4 
 4. Selakovs, Jekabpils7.4 
 5. Krestinin, Barons R.7.3 
 6. Montgomery, Liepaja/.7.2 
 7. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.7.1 
 8. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils6.6 
 9. Strelnieks, Jurmala6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.7.2 
 2. Jeromanovs, Jurma.6.1 
 3. Sirsnins, Jekabpils5.8 
 4. Pitts, Valmiera5.7 
 5. Plavnieks, BK Ogre5.7 
 6. Gaddy, VEF Riga5.6 
 7. Vitols, BK Ogre4.9 
 8. Larson, Barons Riga4.4 
 9. Birkans, LU4.3 
 10. Deane, Ventspils4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.2.4 
 2. Skele, VEF Riga1.9 
 3. Richard, VEF Riga1.8 
 4. Campbell, Ventspils1.5 
 5. Gaddy, VEF Riga1.5 
 6. Krestinin, Barons R.1.5 
 7. Pitts, Valmiera1.5 
 8. Larson, Barons Riga1.4 
 9. Mejeris, VEF Riga1.4 
 10. Mitchell, Valmiera1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 D''Or FISCHER
  Valmiera
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Fischer, Valmiera1.6 
 2. Mejeris, VEF Riga1.3 
 3. Rozitis, Barons Riga1.2 
 4. Iljins, Jurmala1.0 
 5. Krestinin, Barons R.0.9 
 6. Grazulis, Ventspils0.9 
 7. Stumbris, Jekabpils0.8 
 8. Selakovs, Jekabpils0.8 
 9. Zvigurs, Valka/Va.0.8 



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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, Homenetmen25.0 
 3. Johnson, Louaize23.7 
 4. Efevberha, Sagesse23.5 
 5. Kemp, Tadamon23.4 
 6. Rembert, Champville23.3 
 7. Morris, Tadamon23.2 
 8. Ebi, Byblos22.2 
 9. Jackson, Homen.21.6 
 10. Spencer, Moutahed21.5 
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, Homenetmen11.5 
 5. Godfrey, Sagesse10.5 
 6. Melvin, Moutahed10.2 
 7. Bawji, Champville9.6 
 8. Aminu, Al Riyadi9.1 
 9. Johnson, Louaize8.6 
 10. Traore, Byblos8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Kevin GALLOWAY
  Homen.
  (200-PG-88)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Galloway, Homen.8.5 
 2. Mezher, Hoops8.1 
 3. Khalil, Tadamon6.4 
 4. Rembert, Champville6.1 
 5. Johnson, Louaize6.1 
 6. Sosa, Al Riyadi5.5 
 7. Brown, Al Riyadi5.4 
 8. Pigram, Tadamon5.2 
 9. Arakji, Al Riyadi5.1 
 10. Efevberha, Sagesse4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Geron JOHNSON
  Louaize
  (190-G-92)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Johnson, Louaize2.8 
 2. Jackson, Homen.2.5 
 3. Galloway, Homen.2.1 
 4. Youngblood, Byblos1.9 
 5. Kemp, Tadamon1.9 
 6. Curry, Moutahed1.8 
 7. Thomas, Hoops1.8 
 8. Ebi, Byblos1.7 
 9. Brown, Al Riyadi1.7 
 10. Mezher, Hoops1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert UPSHAW
  Mayrouba
  (213-C-94)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Upshaw, Mayrouba3.6 
 2. Majok, Homenetmen2.4 
 3. Townes, Champville2.2 
 4. Ebi, Byblos1.8 
 5. Godfrey, Sagesse1.8 
 6. Haidar, Al Riyadi1.5 
 7. Melvin, Moutahed1.4 
 8. Aminu, Al Riyadi1.2 
 9. Tabet, Moutahed1.1 
 10. Lewis, Louaize1.0 


Pepsi LBL Round 4 of Finals. Riyadi draw things level at 2-2 - by Eurobasket News

Al Riyadi - Homenetmen 86-75

Al Riyadi defeated Homenetmen to even the series at 2-2. The game was mostly controlled by Al Riyadi. Homenetmen managed to win second period 24-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Al Riyadi had a 34-21 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Naturalized Egyptian power forward Ahmad Ismail (205-76) fired a double-double by scoring 14 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Nigerian power forward Alade Aminu (210-87, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports) chipped in 22 points and 7 rebounds. Five Al Riyadi players scored in double figures. International center Ater Majok (208-87, college: Connecticut) produced a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) and American-Iraqi point guard Kevin Galloway (200-88, college: Texas Southern) added 10 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
Al Riyadi: A.Aminu 22+7reb+2ast, J.Abdel Nour 16+3reb+3ast, A.Ismail 14+15reb+6ast, E.Sosa 14+1reb+6ast, B.Cvetkovic 10+4reb+4ast, M.Haidar 8+6reb+2ast
Homenetmen: A.Majok 25+10reb, D.Jackson 16+1reb+3ast, K.Galloway 10+8reb+8ast, N.Souaid 8+3reb, H.Gyokchyan 6+10reb, E.Chamoun 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 546913





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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.13.9 
 3. Delininkaiti., Vytau.13.8 
 4. Lavrinovic, Lietkabe.13.2 
 5. Diggs, Juventus13.2 
 6. Low, P.Zvaigzdes12.7 
 7. Sulskis, Juventus12.6 
 8. Olisevicius, P.Zvaigz.12.5 
 9. Cepukaitis, Juven.12.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Julius KAZAKAUSKAS
  Dzuki.
  (197-F-90)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Kazakauskas, Dzuki.7.8 
 2. Guscikas, Dzukija7.7 
 3. Gordon, Lietuvos.7.1 
 4. Cepukaitis, Juven.6.7 
 5. Gudaitis, Lietuvos.6.5 
 6. Echodas, Siauliai5.9 
 7. Smiljanic, Nevezis5.9 
 8. Grant, Neptunas5.6 
 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.Zvaigzdes6.1 
 3. Sabeckis, Siauliai5.9 
 4. Drew II, Neptunas5.6 
 5. Diggs, Juventus5.2 
 6. Williams, Lietkabelis4.5 
 7. Hernandez, Dzukija4.2 
 8. Pangos, Zalgiris3.9 
 9. Fisher, Lietuvos.3.8 
 10. Lekavicius, Zalgiris3.8 
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. Giedraitis, Lietuvos.1.5 
 5. Love-Roberts, Nevez.1.5 
 6. Diggs, Juventus1.5 
 7. Low, P.Zvaigzdes1.4 
 8. Williams, Lietkabelis1.4 
 9. Delininkaiti., Vytau.1.4 
 10. Kazakauskas, Dzuki.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Ovidijus GALDIKAS
  Juventus
  (217-C-88)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Galdikas, Juventus1.2 
 2. Agafonov, P.Zvaigz.1.2 
 3. Gudaitis, Lietuvos.1.2 
 4. Balashov, P.Zvaigz.1.0 
 5. Cepukaitis, Juven.0.9 
 6. Lima, Zalgiris0.8 
 7. Kulvietis, Vytautas0.8 
 8. Guscikas, Dzukija0.8 
 9. Lapeta, Lietuvos.0.8 
 10. Lavrinovic, Lietkabe.0.8 



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  MEXICO  

CIBACOPA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Travis FRANKLIN
  Guasave
  (200-F-88)
  Avg: 26
 1. Franklin, Guasave26.0 
 2. Yeager, Guasave25.5 
 3. Forte, Los Mochis25.4 
 4. Rice-Jr, Obregon22.6 
 5. Samarco, Durango22.5 
 6. Rogers, Navolato21.6 
 7. Crawford, Durango21.5 
 8. Glover, Obregon21.5 
 9. Spurlock, Hermosillo21.2 
 10. Ammons, Navolato20.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cameron FORTE
  Los Mochis
  (201-F-93)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Forte, Los Mochis12.2 
 2. Glover, Obregon11.2 
 3. Ammons, Navolato10.8 
 4. Gibson, Tijuana9.2 
 5. Little, Hermosillo8.8 
 6. Puckett, Culiacan8.8 
 7. Murphy, Los Mochis7.5 
 8. Rogers, Navolato7.5 
 9. Spurlock, Hermosillo7.3 
 10. Early, Los Mochis7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jordon CRAWFORD
  Durango
  (168-PG-)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Crawford, Durango6.4 
 2. Mitchell, Navolato6.1 
 3. Monreal, Hermosillo5.4 
 4. Yeager, Guasave5.2 
 5. Perez, Hermosillo5.0 
 6. Rice-Jr, Obregon5.0 
 7. Morrison, Tijuana4.8 
 8. Marigney, Guaymas4.6 
 9. Murphy, Los Mochis4.5 
 10. Newby, Los Mochis3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Jeff EARLY
  Los Mochis
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Early, Los Mochis2.6 
 2. Murphy, Los Mochis2.3 
 3. Rice-Jr, Obregon1.7 
 4. Crawford, Durango1.7 
 5. Morrison, Tijuana1.6 
 6. Casillas, Mazatlan1.3 
 7. Tucker, Mazatlan1.3 
 8. Motley, Los Mochis1.3 
 9. Newby, Los Mochis1.3 
 10. Maxwell, Culiacan1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane HEYWARD
  Guaymas
  (200-F-92)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Heyward, Guaymas2.1 
 2. Pittman, Guasave1.4 
 3. Ammons, Navolato1.3 
 4. Maxwell, Culiacan1.0 
 5. Lathan, Tijuana1.0 
 6. Puckett, Culiacan0.9 
 7. Gibson, Tijuana0.9 
 8. Villanueva, Hermo.0.7 
 9. Keller, Durango0.6 
 10. Spurlock, Hermosillo0.6 


CIBACOPA Round 31: Pioneros Los Mochis defeat leader Rayos de Hermosillo - by Eurobasket News

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Rayos de Hermosillo (22-7) on the court of seventh ranked Pioneros Los Mochis on Saturday night. Visitors were edged by Pioneros Los Mochis 93-92. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Nick Murphy (193-88, college: Jacksonville St.) who helped to win the game recording 23 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. His fellow American import guard Jeff Early (190-88, college: S.Illinois) contributed with 21 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Forward Jorge Camacho (203-89, college: E.Kentucky) answered with 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for Rayos de Hermosillo. Pioneros Los Mochis maintains seventh place with 13-17 record. Rayos de Hermosillo at the other side still keeps top position with seven games lost. Pioneros Los Mochis are looking forward to face league's second-placed Halcones de Ciudad Obregon at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Rayos de Hermosillo will play against Lobos UAD Mazatlan and is hoping to win this game.
An interesting game for Halcones de Ciudad Obregon (20-10) which hosted in Ciudad Obregon 3rd placed Tijuana Zonkeys (15-13). Second ranked Halcones de Ciudad Obregon managed to get a 13-point victory 106-93. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Tijuana Zonkeys. American players dominated the game. It was a great evening for forward Michael Glover (203-87, college: Iona) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 14 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). Kevin Capers helped adding 21 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals. At the losing side power forward Cyrus Tate (203-85, college: Iowa) responded with 15 points and 6 rebounds. Tijuana Zonkeys' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Halcones de Ciudad Obregon maintains second place with 20-10 record having just one point less than leader Hermosillo. Tijuana Zonkeys at the other side keep the third position with 13 games lost. Halcones de Ciudad Obregon will play against Pioneros Los Mochis (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Tijuana Zonkeys will play against Garra Canera de Navolato (#8) and hope to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Aguilas Doradas de Durango managed to get a tenth victory, breaking the series of two consecutive losses on Saturday night. This time newly promoted Aguilas Doradas de Durango edged fifth-ranked Frayles de Guasave 85-82. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Frayles de Guasave. It was an exceptional evening for Martin Samarco who led the winners and scored 20 points and 6 assists. Sammy Yeager came up with 24 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists for Frayles de Guasave in the defeat. Newly promoted Aguilas Doradas de Durango maintains tenth place with 10-19 record. Loser Frayles de Guasave dropped to the fourth position with 15 games lost. They share it with Guaymas. Aguilas Doradas de Durango will meet higher ranked Ostioneros de Guaymas (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Frayles de Guasave will play against Caballeros de Culiacan and hope to secure a win.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Ostioneros de Guaymas (15-15) and Caballeros de Culiacan (12-18), which took place in Guaymas. 4th placed Ostioneros de Guaymas lost at home to ninth ranked Caballeros de Culiacan 117-123. American players dominated also this game. Chris Crawford fired a double-double by scoring 30 points, 8 rebounds, 11 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Ostioneros de Guaymas' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Caballeros de Culiacan moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Navolato. Ostioneros de Guaymas at the other side keep the fourth position with 15 games lost. Caballeros de Culiacan's next round opponent will be higher ranked Frayles de Guasave (#5) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ostioneros de Guaymas will play against Aguilas Doradas de Durango and hope to win that game.

In the last game of round 31 Navolato were beaten by Mazatlan on the road 82-71.
The most impressive performance of 31th round was 36 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds by Shane Edwards of Mazatlan.

Mazatlan - Navolato 82-71

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked Lobos UAD Mazatlan (14-16) beat at home 8th ranked Garra Canera de Navolato (12-18) 82-71. American forward Shane Edwards (201-87, college: UALR) fired 36 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds for the winners. His fellow American import point guard Peshon Howard (190-90, college: USC) chipped in 9 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. Naturalized American forward Aaron Perez (196-86, college: Oklah.Baptist) produced 16 points and American forward Mychal Ammons (198-92, college: S.Alabama) added 13 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Garra Canera de Navolato players scored in double figures. Garra Canera de Navolato's coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Defending champion maintains sixth place with 14-16 record. Garra Canera de Navolato at the other side keeps the eighth position with 18 games lost. Lobos UAD Mazatlan's next round opponent will be league's leader Rayos de Hermosillo on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Garra Canera de Navolato will play against Tijuana Zonkeys (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Navolato: A.Perez 16+4reb+2ast, M.Ammons 13+8reb+1ast, D.Mitchell 13+5reb+1ast, E. Zuniga 12+4reb+2ast, F.Verdugo 7, J.Howard Jr. 5+1reb
Mazatlan: S.Edwards 36+8reb, C.Tucker 15+1reb+4ast, J.Alfredo Casillas 12+4reb+4ast, P.Howard 9+6reb+8ast, D.Onofre 8+2ast, M.Lizarraga 2+1ast
gschID: 536431


Guasave - Durango 82-85

Bottom-ranked Aguilas Doradas de Durango managed to get a tenth victory, breaking the series of two consecutive losses on Saturday night. This time newly promoted Aguilas Doradas de Durango edged fifth-ranked Frayles de Guasave 85-82. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Frayles de Guasave. It was an exceptional evening for naturalized American guard Martin Samarco (190-85, college: Bowling Green) who led the winners and scored 20 points and 6 assists. American forward Roscoe Smith (206-91, college: UNLV) accounted for 11 points and 12 rebounds for the winning side. American forward Sammy Yeager (193-89, college: CS Fullerton) came up with 24 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists and the other American import forward Leroy Davis (200-81, college: Georgia St.) added 22 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Frayles de Guasave in the defeat. Five Aguilas Doradas de Durango and four Frayles de Guasave players scored in double figures. Newly promoted Aguilas Doradas de Durango maintains tenth place with 10-19 record. Loser Frayles de Guasave dropped to the fourth position with 15 games lost. They share it with Guaymas. Aguilas Doradas de Durango will meet higher ranked Ostioneros de Guaymas (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Frayles de Guasave will play against Caballeros de Culiacan and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Guasave: S.Yeager 24+7reb+8ast, L.Davis 22+5reb+2ast, T.Franklin 14+7reb, D.Keller 10+4reb+2ast, G.Mondragon 9+5reb+2ast, A.Cervantes 2+4reb
Durango: M.Samarco 20+4reb+6ast, R.Battle 16+3reb+4ast, J.Crawford 14+1reb+4ast, I.Avalos 12+7reb+2ast, R.Smith 11+12reb+1ast, S.Soriano 10+3reb+1ast
gschID: 536430


Guaymas - Culiacan 117-123

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Ostioneros de Guaymas (15-15) and Caballeros de Culiacan (12-18), which took place in Guaymas. 4th placed Ostioneros de Guaymas lost at home to ninth ranked Caballeros de Culiacan 117-123. Caballeros de Culiacan forced 20 Ostioneros de Guaymas turnovers. 27 personal fouls committed by Ostioneros de Guaymas helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American players dominated also this game. Guard Chris Crawford (193-92, college: Memphis, agency: Babcock Sports) fired a double-double by scoring 30 points, 8 rebounds, 11 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Forward DuVaughn Maxwell (201-91, college: Hampton) chipped in a double-double by scoring 19 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Brandon Provost (190-90, college: UTRGV) produced 20 points and 6 assists and guard Paul Marigney (192-82, college: St.Mary's, CA) added 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) respectively for lost side. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Ostioneros de Guaymas' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Caballeros de Culiacan moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Navolato. Ostioneros de Guaymas at the other side keep the fourth position with 15 games lost. Caballeros de Culiacan's next round opponent will be higher ranked Frayles de Guasave (#5) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ostioneros de Guaymas will play against Aguilas Doradas de Durango and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Guaymas: R.Woods 23+2reb+3ast, B.Provost 20+4reb+6ast, P.Marigney 19+5reb+5ast, B.West 16+10reb+2ast, D.Giron 14+9reb+3ast, A.Arciniega 14+6reb+6ast
Culiacan: C.Crawford 30+8reb+11ast, G.Glaze 28+5reb, D.Maxwell 19+11reb+4ast, B.Puckett 15+6reb+1ast, C.Perez 12+6reb+1ast, J.Villalobos 10+2reb+1ast
gschID: 536427


Los Mochis - Hermosillo 93-92

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Rayos de Hermosillo (22-7) on the court of seventh ranked Pioneros Los Mochis on Saturday night. Visitors were edged by Pioneros Los Mochis 93-92. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Nick Murphy (193-88, college: Jacksonville St.) who helped to win the game recording 23 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. His fellow American import guard Jeff Early (190-88, college: S.Illinois) contributed with 21 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Forward Jorge Camacho (203-89, college: E.Kentucky) answered with 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and American forward Emmanuel Little (196-85, college: N.Dakota) added 23 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Rayos de Hermosillo. Four Pioneros Los Mochis and five Rayos de Hermosillo players scored in double figures. Pioneros Los Mochis maintains seventh place with 13-17 record. Rayos de Hermosillo at the other side still keeps top position with seven games lost. Pioneros Los Mochis are looking forward to face league's second-placed Halcones de Ciudad Obregon at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Rayos de Hermosillo will play against Lobos UAD Mazatlan and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Hermosillo: E.Little 23+6reb+2ast, J.Camacho 22+6reb+4ast, A.Bell 18+4reb, M.Henry 15+10reb+5ast, J.Villanueva 11+4reb, J.Manuel Esteva 3+1reb
Los Mochis: T.Motley 24+6reb+2ast, N.Murphy 23+9reb+5ast, J.Early 21+9reb+3ast, M.Hernandez 19+4reb+2ast, J.Gomez 6+5reb+1ast, L.Olvera 0
gschID: 536429


Obregon - Tijuana 106-93

An interesting game for Halcones de Ciudad Obregon (20-10) which hosted in Ciudad Obregon 3rd placed Tijuana Zonkeys (15-13). Second ranked Halcones de Ciudad Obregon managed to get a 13-point victory 106-93. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Tijuana Zonkeys. Halcones de Ciudad Obregon made 23-of-28 charity shots (82.1 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Tijuana Zonkeys 42-30 including a 29-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Halcones de Ciudad Obregon players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Tijuana Zonkeys' players. Tijuana Zonkeys were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American players dominated the game. It was a great evening for forward Michael Glover (203-87, college: Iona) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 14 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). Guard Kevin Capers (188-93, college: Florida Southern) helped adding 21 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals. At the losing side power forward Cyrus Tate (203-85, college: Iowa) responded with 15 points and 6 rebounds and guard Trayvon Lathan (201-84, college: Chowan) scored 14 points and 8 rebounds. Four Halcones de Ciudad Obregon and five Tijuana Zonkeys players scored in double figures. Tijuana Zonkeys' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Halcones de Ciudad Obregon maintains second place with 20-10 record having just one point less than leader Hermosillo. Tijuana Zonkeys at the other side keep the third position with 13 games lost. Halcones de Ciudad Obregon will play against Pioneros Los Mochis (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Tijuana Zonkeys will play against Garra Canera de Navolato (#8) and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Tijuana: K.Rodriguez 18+1reb+2ast, C.Tate 15+6reb+3ast, T.Lathan 14+8reb+2ast, M.Morrison 14+4reb+2ast, J.Cesar del Campo 12+3reb, D.Cheek 10+4reb+1ast
Obregon: M.Glover 32+14reb+2ast, K.Capers 21+8reb+8ast, J.Hutchingson 20+6reb+2ast, L.Atterberry 19+5reb+3ast, G.Rice Jr. 8+8reb+6ast, I.Leon 3
gschID: 536428





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  NBA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Russell WESTBROOK
  Oklah.Ci.
  (190-PG-88)
  Avg: 31.9
 1. Westbrook, Oklah.Ci.31.9 
 2. Harden, Houston R.29.0 
 3. Davis, N.Orleans P.28.0 
 4. Thomas, Boston C.28.0 
 5. Cousins, Sacramen.27.8 
 6. James, Clevelan.27.2 
 7. Lillard, Portland.27.1 
 8. DeRozan, Toronto R.26.7 
 9. Leonard, San A.25.8 
 10. Curry, Golden S.25.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hassan WHITESIDE
  Miami Heat
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 14.2
 1. Whiteside, Miami Heat14.2 
 2. Drummond, Detro.13.8 
 3. Jordan, LA Clippers13.8 
 4. Gobert, Utah Jazz12.6 
 5. Howard, Atlanta H.12.5 
 6. Towns, Minnesot.12.2 
 7. Davis, N.Orleans P.12.0 
 8. Chandler, Phoenix .11.4 
 9. Love, Cleveland C.10.9 
 10. Westbrook, Oklah.Ci.10.8 
Assists Per Game
 James HARDEN
  Houston R.
  (196-SG-89)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Harden, Houston R.10.9 
 2. Wall, Washington W.10.6 
 3. Westbrook, Oklah.Ci.10.4 
 4. Paul, LA Clippers9.3 
 5. Rubio, Minnesot.9.1 
 6. James, Clevelan.8.5 
 7. Teague, Indiana P.7.7 
 8. Holiday, N.Orlean.7.3 
 9. Green, Golden S.7.0 
 10. Lowry, Toronto R.6.8 
Steals Per Game
 John WALL
  Washington W.
  (193-PG-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. Wall, Washington W.2.0 
 2. Green, Golden S.2.0 
 3. Butler, Chicago B.1.9 
 4. Covington, Phi.7.1.9 
 5. Paul, LA Clippers1.9 
 6. Curry, Golden S.1.8 
 7. Antetokounmp., Milwauke.1.7 
 8. Leonard, San A.1.7 
 9. McConnell, Phi.76ers1.7 
 10. Westbrook, Oklah.Ci.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Rudy GOBERT
  Utah Jazz
  (216-C-92)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Gobert, Utah Jazz2.6 
 2. Embiid, Phi.76ers2.4 
 3. Davis, N.Orleans P.2.2 
 4. Whiteside, Miami Heat2.1 
 5. Turner, Indiana P.2.1 
 6. Porzingis, New Y.2.0 
 7. Antetokounmp., Milwauke.1.8 
 8. Lopez, Brooklyn N.1.7 
 9. Nogueira, Toron.1.6 
 10. Ibaka, Orlando M.1.6 


Curry's 36 points leads Warriors to sweep Spurs, 129-115 - by Eurobasket News

Stephen Curry (6'3''-PG-88, college: Davidson) scored 36 points and the Golden State Warriors closed out the Western Conference Final against the injury-ravaged San Antonio Spurs with a 129-115 victory Monday night, becoming the first team in league history to start the playoffs 12-0. Golden State led by as many as 22 points in cruising to its third straight NBA Finals. The Warriors await a possible third straight championship matchup with Cleveland, which leads Boston 2-1 in the East finals. "It's great to be one of the last two teams standing, we'll see how it goes," said Kevin Durant (6'9''-SF-88, college: Texas), who had 29 points and 12 rebounds. San Antonio's only lead came on the opening possession when Manu Ginobili (6'6''-G-77, agency: Interperformances) tossed in a left-handed scoop shot. The Spurs started Ginobili in what could be his final game with the team. The 39-year-old had maintained he will not ponder whether to retire or return until after the season. Unsure if the beloved veteran will return, the crowd serenaded Ginobili with "Manu, Manu" chants as the game came to a close. "An amazing competitor, even more fun playing against him," Durant said of Ginobili. "He was phenomenal this series." Kyle Anderson (6'9''-G/F-93, college: UCLA) scored 20 points to lead the Spurs, who were without Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker and David Lee. San Antonio didn't go down without a fight despite the injuries. Anderson dove on the court for a loose ball that the Spurs had tipped away defensively, pushing the ball upcourt to Mills who fed Ginobili for a 3-pointer that pulled San Antonio to 108-94 with 7 minutes remaining. The effort made Spurs coach Gregg Popovich smile and clap at times, but the Warriors' depth and talent proved too much for short-handed San Antonio. Golden State shot 56 percent and were 14 for 39 on 3-pointers.
Draymond Green (6'7''-F-90, college: Michigan St.) had 16 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the Warriors. Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (6'11''-F/C-85, college: Texas) closed out a disappointing series with his second eight-point effort against the Warriors. Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge closed out a disappointing series with his second eight-point effort against the Warriors. Ginobili finished with 15 points in 32 minutes.
Courtesy of: usatoday.com



Avery Bradley, Celtics stun Cavaliers in Game 3, 111-108 - by Eurobasket News

Avery Bradley (6'2''-PG-90, college: Texas)'s 3-pointer touched every part of the rim and fell in with 0.1 seconds remaining, and the Celtics stunned the Cavs 111-108 in Game 3 of the NBA's Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday night at The Q. The loss snapped the Cavs' 13-game winning streak that dated back to Game 5 of the Finals. It is just their second home defeat in the playoffs by an Eastern team since the start of the 2015 playoffs. But the final result of this one was almost unfathomable. The Celtics were without their best player, Isaiah Thomas, who is out for the remainder of the playoffs with a right hip injury. The Cavs won the first two games of this series, both in Boston, by an average of 28.5 points per game. They led this one by 21 points in the third quarter. And then the air went out. Game 4 is at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Q. Thomas' replacement, Marcus Smart (6'4''-G-94, college: Oklahoma St.), scored a career-high 27 points (regular season or playoffs) with seven 3-pointers on 10 attempts. Bradley added 20 points and Alfred Horford (6'10''-F/C-86, college: Florida) scored 16. Smart hit on 8 of 14 shots from the field overall. During the regular season, Smart hit 28.3 percent of his 3-pointers and just 35.9 percent from the field. "We can talk about his shooting all year long, but in a big moment that kid is going to rise to the occasion. He always does," Celtics coach Brad Stevens said after the win. ". . .We told him, 'We believe in you,' and 'Let it fly.' He was terrific." While the Celtics' best player wasn't on the court, the Cavs' best was present -- but little more. LeBron James (6'8''-SF-84) filed what was easily the poorest game of the playoffs for him, scoring just 11 points to go with six rebounds and six assists on 4-of-13 shooting. James was scoreless in the fourth quarter, missing all three shots. He also committed six turnovers. "He's human, so he's going to have a night like this," Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said after the game. "He didn't shoot the ball well and we still had a 20-point lead. They (Boston) played hard, they scrapped. . ." The Cavs committed 16 turnovers that led to 14 Celtics points. Boston limited its turnovers to nine, costing five points. Cleveland finished 16-of-39 from 3-point range, but 2-of-17 in the second half. The Celtics were 18-of-40 from 3-point range. James entered averaging 34.3 points for the playoffs, and failed to keep alive his playoff streaks of consecutive games with at least 25 points (10) and 30 points (eight). The Cavs' Kyrie Irving (6'3''-G-92, college: Duke) led all scorers with 29 points, and Kevin Love (6'10''-PF-88, college: UCLA) added 28 points (seven 3-pointers) and 10 rebounds. Tristan Thompson (6'9''-F-91, college: Texas) posted 18 points and 13 rebounds. J.R. Smith (6'6''-G-85) scored 13 points. Irving's layup with 10.7 seconds left tied the score at 108. Out of a timeout, James guarded Smart, was alone at the top of Boston's offense. Bradley got free and caught a pass from Smart. His shot bounced just about everywhere it could and still go through the hoop. Ball game. "It was a snowball effect," Lue said. "We had a few turnovers. . . I don't think we were as physical as we needed to be defensively. They made a game of it, and then down the stretch they made a big shot." The Cavs had a chance to set a new league record for consecutive playoff wins, and had the chance to be just the fourth team in NBA history to begin the playoffs 11-0. The Warriors became the third team to do it on Saturday night. The bright side for the Cavs is that both they and James have still never lost a series in which they led 2-0. They also lost game no. 11 of the playoffs last season -- Game 3 of the conference finals to Toronto -- and won that series in six. The Cavs have a track record for playing poorly when the other team's best player is out. They lost 124-122 to the New Orleans Pelicans in January without Anthony Davis, and lost a game at home in April to the Hawks when all five of Atlanta's starters were out. The playoffs were supposed to be different.
Courtesy of: cleveland.com



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  NBLCANADA  


Lightning off to NBL Final after defeating Express - by Eurobasket News

The London Lightning are off to the NBL championship series, after sweeping the Windsor Express in the Central Division final in four games. The Lightning won 112-100 at the Saturday night game in Lakeshore. Royce White (6'8''-F-91, college: Iowa St.) scored 29 points for the Lightning and pulled down 12 rebounds. Ryan Anderson (6'4''-G-87, college: Nebraska) added 23 points, while and Kyle Johnson (6'5''-G-88, college: LIU Brooklyn, agency: Two Points) scored 19 for the Lightning. This will be the fourth appearance for the Lightning in the league final. The team is awaiting the winner of the Atlantic Divison final between the Island Storm and Halifax Hurricanes. That series is tied 2-2.
Courtesy of: iheartradio.ca



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  NEW ZEALAND  


Best players of New Zealand NBL round 10 - by Eurobasket News

International Guard Shea Ili (184-G-92) had a very impressive game in the last round for league's leader Wellington S. and that's him to receive a Australiabasket.com Player of the Week award for round 10.
The 24-year old guard had the game-high 30 points adding seven rebounds and four assists for Wellington S. in his team's victory, helping them to beat Southland S. (#2, 9-5) 109-94. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Wellington S. to consolidate first place in the New Zealand NBL. They maintain a perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is already in a full swing and Wellington S. still have not lost a single game, getting all 14 victories. In the team's last game Ili had a remarkable 69.2% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Wellington S., being already a very valuable addition to the team. Ili has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in assists (2nd best: 7.4apg) and averages solid 2.5spg,55.8% FGP and 46.0% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old American guard McKenzie Moore (198-G-92, agency: Two Points) of Canterbury. Moore impressed basketball fans with a triple-double of 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. Of course Canterbury cruised to a 91-83 relatively comfortable win over slightly lower-ranked Taylor Hawks (#6, 3-10). Canterbury's 4th position in the standings has not changed. His team's 7-7 record is not bad at all. Moore is one of the most experienced players at Canterbury and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was Nigerian Nnanna Egwu (211-F/C-92) of SC Rangers (#3). Egwu showcased his all-around game by recording 26 points, nine rebounds and four assists in the last round. He was a key player of SC Rangers, leading his team to a 112-82 easy win against #2 ranked Southland S. in a game of the week. SC Rangers needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 8 victories and 5 lost games. Egwu has a great season in New Zealand. After 13 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 8.2rpg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Corey Webster (188-G-88) of Wellington S. - 37 points, 2 rebounds and 10 assists
5. Nick Kay (206-C/F-92) of Southland S. - 24 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Tom Ingham (190-G-93) of Nelson G. - 21 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Mitchell McCarron (191-G-92) of SC Rangers - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Earnest Ross (196-G-91) of SC Rangers - 23 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Lindsay Tait (190-G-82) of SC Rangers - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Jeremy Kendle (186-G-88) of Canterbury - 14 points, 11 rebounds and 5 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)



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  PARAGUAY  


Olimpia de Asuncion Kings - by Santiago Maciel

Olimpia de Asuncion Kings is the most effective team in our male League. They are 10-0 beginning the
12th round of this new season.

Most people may have not dreamed of Olimpia de Asuncion becoming so effective after struggling so many years
in our METRO LEAGUE. But against all odds the winningest of all time built an unique group of managers
whom love basketball and developed a strong basketball program.

With the hiring of Guillermo Araujo (204-C-82, agency: Pro Sports) last year coming from Libertad Asuncion de Sunchales everything started.
Juan Pablo Feliu (agency: DTMones ) came after him, then Adolfo Lopez, Luis Ljubetic (181-PG-87) and Edison Ortiz.

They have won last 31 games in a row taking in consideration last season s 20 games in a row win due to a extraordinary
rally to obtain their 30 s ring.

It seems that this year with Javier Martinez (188-G-78, agency: DTMones) presence nothing will change and they are ready to repeat. If Sol de America Asuncion or Libertad Asuncion, perhaps Luque
bring great foreigners nothing seems that will change. It maight be great for our Basketball considering Libertad Asuncion kind of gave a step behind
from big leagues like the LIGA DE LAS AMERICA S.

This context may well be a great opportunity to take a Paraguayan team to the international concert.
We hope everything goes great for Olimpia de Asuncion Kings
and they obtain possitive international results



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LBL Round 15: Real Club loses to EOFap - by Eurobasket News

The biggest surprise took place in Lima where host EOFap (8-7) beat league's leader Real Club (12-3) 66-52 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Real Club. EOFap maintains fourth place with 8-7 record. Real Club at the other side dropped to the second position with three games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Regatas. Real Club will play next round against strong Inmaculada trying to make it back to the top of the standings. It will be a derby game for which supporters look forward to, where their team will face at home their local rival from Lima - Inmaculada. EOFap will try to continue on its current victory against seventh ranked Ejercito. It will be extra interesting game as Ejercito is their local rival from Lima.
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Regatas as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Regatas smashed 8th ranked La Family in Lima 96-42. As mentioned above they took over a top position. La Family lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 14 games lost. La Family will play next round against San Marcos trying to get back on the winning streak. It will be a derby game for which supporters look forward to, where their team will travel locally in Lima to the arena of San Marcos. Regatas will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked Circolo on the road.
Another exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Lima: San Marcos (#6) and Ejercito (#7). Ejercito was defeated at home 40-53 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. San Marcos maintains sixth place with 6-9 record. Loser Ejercito keeps the seventh position with 12 games lost. San Marcos' supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Lima La Family.

In the last game of round 15 Circolo was defeated by Inmaculada in Lima 64-58.

EOFap - Real Club 66-52

The biggest surprise took place in Lima where host EOFap (8-7) beat league's leader Real Club (12-3) 66-52 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Real Club. EOFap maintains fourth place with 8-7 record. Real Club at the other side dropped to the second position with three games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Regatas. Real Club will play next round against strong Inmaculada trying to make it back to the top of the standings. It will be a derby game for which supporters look forward to, where their team will face at home their local rival from Lima - Inmaculada. EOFap will try to continue on its current victory against seventh ranked Ejercito. It will be extra interesting game as Ejercito is their local rival from Lima.
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Ejercito - San Marcos 40-53

Another exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Lima: San Marcos (#6) and Ejercito (#7). Ejercito was defeated at home 40-53 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. San Marcos maintains sixth place with 6-9 record. Loser Ejercito keeps the seventh position with 12 games lost. San Marcos' supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Lima La Family.
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Regatas - La Family 96-42

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Regatas as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Regatas smashed 8th ranked La Family in Lima 96-42. As mentioned above they took over a top position. La Family lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 14 games lost. La Family will play next round against San Marcos trying to get back on the winning streak. It will be a derby game for which supporters look forward to, where their team will travel locally in Lima to the arena of San Marcos. Regatas will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked Circolo on the road.
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Inmaculada - Circolo 64-58

There was no surprise in Lima where 5th ranked Circolo (7-8) was defeated by third ranked Inmaculada (10-5) 64-58 on Saturday. Inmaculada have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain third place with 10-5 record having just three points less than leader Regatas. Loser Circolo keeps the fifth position with eight games lost. Inmaculada's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Lima to the arena Real Club.
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  PHILIPPINES  

PBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Cory JEFFERSON
  Alaska A.
  (206-F-90)
  Avg: 30.5
 1. Jefferson, Alaska A.30.5 
 2. Greene, TNT K.29.0 
 3. Brownlee, B.Gin.29.0 
 4. Rhodes, SM Beermen27.8 
 5. Smith, Blackwater27.4 
 6. Taggart, Rain o.26.1 
 7. McKay, Phoenix25.1 
 8. Chism, NLEX R.24.1 
 9. White, Globalport21.8 
 10. Mitchell, Star H.21.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alex STEPHESON
  Meralco .
  (208-F/C-87)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Stepheson, Meralco .22.3 
 2. Smith, Blackwater21.4 
 3. McKay, Phoenix18.1 
 4. Chism, NLEX R.15.1 
 5. White, Globalport14.8 
 6. Greene, TNT K.14.4 
 7. Mitchell, Star H.14.4 
 8. Wright, Mahindra14.2 
 9. Jefferson, Alaska A.13.5 
 10. Taggart, Rain o.11.9 
Assists Per Game
 Jayson CASTRO WILLIAM
  TNT K.
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Castro-W., TNT K.7.3 
 2. Ross, SM Beermen6.5 
 3. Cabagnot, SM Be.5.8 
 4. Romeo, Globalport5.6 
 5. Brownlee, B.Gin.5.4 
 6. Enciso, Alaska Aces5.4 
 7. Smith, Blackwater5.1 
 8. Thompson, B.Gin.5.0 
 9. Tenorio, B.Ginebra4.8 
 10. Amer, Meralco .4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Mark BARROCA
  Star H.
  (178-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Barroca, Star H.2.6 
 2. Ross, SM Beermen2.5 
 3. Brownlee, B.Gin.2.4 
 4. Jalalon, Star H.2.1 
 5. Exciminiano, Alaska A.1.8 
 6. Enciso, Alaska Aces1.6 
 7. Cruz, Rain or Shine1.6 
 8. Jazul, Phoenix1.4 
 9. Lassiter, SM Be.1.3 
 10. Wright, Phoenix1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Japeth AGUILAR
  B.Ginebra
  (206-C-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Aguilar, B.Ginebra3.0 
 2. Mitchell, Star H.2.9 
 3. Brownlee, B.Gin.2.8 
 4. White, Globalport2.4 
 5. McKay, Phoenix2.3 
 6. Rhodes, SM Beermen1.9 
 7. Fajardo, SM Be.1.7 
 8. Chism, NLEX R.1.7 
 9. Jefferson, Alaska A.1.6 
 10. Stepheson, Meralco .1.6 



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  POLAND  

DBE Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Travis RELEFORD
  Siarka
  (198-SG-90)
  Avg: 18.1
 1. Releford, Siarka18.1 
 2. Szubarga, Asseco18.0 
 3. Czerapowicz, Kro.17.7 
 4. Ireland, Trefl S.17.4 
 5. Brown, Szczecin16.4 
 6. Miles, Polpharma15.3 
 7. Matczak, Asseco14.7 
 8. Michalak, PGE T.14.6 
 9. Lewis, Energa C.14.5 
 10. Johnson, MKS D.14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Zane KNOWLES
  Siarka
  (208-C-92)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Knowles, Siarka10.9 
 2. King, Stal Ostrow10.3 
 3. Fraser, Polfarme.9.0 
 4. Markovic, Trefl S.8.8 
 5. Peterson, Start L.8.7 
 6. Harris, AZS K.8.6 
 7. Bartosz, Polfarme.8.2 
 8. Kravish, Energa C.7.9 
 9. Archibeque, PGE T.7.1 
 10. Wojdyla, Siarka6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Jerel BLASSINGAME
  Energa C.
  (175-PG-81)
  Avg: 7
 1. Blassingame, Energa C.7.0 
 2. Johnson, Stal O.6.9 
 3. Robinson, Szczecin5.7 
 4. Grzelinski, Siarka5.6 
 5. Brown, Siarka5.6 
 6. Laczynski, Anwil5.4 
 7. Koszarek, Stelm.5.4 
 8. Wiggins, Start Lublin5.2 
 9. Lewis, Energa C.5.1 
 10. Szubarga, Asseco5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Russell ROBINSON
  Szczecin
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Robinson, Szczecin2.2 
 2. Markovic, Trefl S.1.9 
 3. Brown, Siarka1.9 
 4. Johnson, Stal O.1.8 
 5. Lewis, Energa C.1.8 
 6. Grochowski, Polfarme.1.7 
 7. Wiggins, Start Lublin1.6 
 8. Laczynski, Anwil1.6 
 9. Millage, AZS K.1.6 
 10. Johnson, MKS D.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin JACKSON
  Energa C.
  (204-C/F-90)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Jackson, Energa C.1.8 
 2. Knowles, Siarka1.6 
 3. Kravish, Energa C.1.4 
 4. King, Stal Ostrow1.3 
 5. Sajus, Polpharma1.2 
 6. Robbins, Szczecin1.1 
 7. Wyka, Krosno1.1 
 8. Weaver, Torun1.1 
 9. Harris, AZS K.1.0 
 10. Gabinski, Polfarme.1.0 


Eurobasket.com All-Polish 1Liga Awards 2017 - by Eurobasket Center

Eurobasket.com All-Polish 1Liga 1st Team 2017
Filip Zegzula
Zegzula
Hubert Mazur
Mazur
Kacper Radwanski
Radwanski
Maciej Klima
Klima
Tomasz Andrzejewski
Andrzejewski

Finals MVP: Piotr Robak (194-SG-91) of Legia W-wa
Player of the Year: Hubert Mazur (190-G/F-84) of GKS Tychy
Guard of the Year: Filip Zegzula (188-SG-94) of Rosa Radom
Forward of the Year: Maciej Klima (203-C/F-82) of Sokol Lancut
Center of the Year: Tomasz Andrzejewski (204-F/C-79) of Legia W-wa
Defensive Player of the Year: Maksym Kulon (191-SG-93) of Polonia Leszno
U21 Player of the Year: Szymon Kiwilsza (202-F-97) of Polonia Leszno
Coach of the Year: Pawel Turkiewicz of GTK Gliwice

1st Team
SG: Filip Zegzula (188-SG-94) of Rosa Radom
G/F: Hubert Mazur (190-G/F-84) of GKS Tychy
G/F: Kacper Radwanski (189-G/F-94) of GTK Gliwice
C/F: Maciej Klima (203-C/F-82) of Sokol Lancut
F/C: Tomasz Andrzejewski (204-F/C-79) of Legia W-wa

2nd Team
G: Marcin Dymala (188-G-90) of Spojnia
F/G: Adrian Mroczek-Truskowski (192-F/G-85) of Pogon Prudnik
SF: Marcin Sroka (201-SF-81) of Sokol Lancut
PF: Marcin Kowalewski (200-PF-86) of GKS Tychy
F: Marcin Bluma (201-F-89) of Nysa Klodzko

Honorable Mention
Alan Czujkowski (198-SF-90) of Sokol Lancut
Lukasz Wilczek (190-PG-86) of Legia W-wa
Grzegorz Kukielka (191-G/F-83) of Legia W-wa
Adam Linowski (201-F/C-87) of Legia W-wa
Marek Zywert (192-G-96) of Sokol Lancut
Szymon Kiwilsza (202-F-97) of Polonia Leszno
Mikolaj Grod (194-PF-89) of Notec Inowr.
Marcin Salamonik (202-F/C-83) of GTK Gliwice
Patryk Gospodarek (184-PG-94) of Astoria Bydg.
Damian Cechniak (208-C-93) of Znicz Basket
Lukasz Bodych (201-C/F-90) of Kotwica
Tomasz Prostak (188-SG-88) of Pogon Prudnik
Filip Struski (200-F-94) of Biofarm PZN
Hubert Pabian (200-F-89) of Spojnia

All-U21 Players Team
PG: Michal Jedrzejewski (186-PG-98) of GTK Gliwice
G: Marek Zywert (192-G-96) of Sokol Lancut
F: Szymon Kiwilsza (202-F-97) of Polonia Leszno
F: Szymon Szymanski (205-F-96) of Rosa II Radom
C: Mateusz Fatz (205-C-96) of Astoria Bydg.



Eurobasket.com All-Polish 2Liga Awards 2017 - by Eurobasket Center

Eurobasket.com All-Polish 2Liga 1st Team 2017
Pawel Hybiak
Hybiak
Wojciech Jakubiak
Jakubiak
Jakub Zalucki
Zalucki
Wojciech Pisarczyk
Pisarczyk
Aleksander Dziewa
Dziewa

Player of the Year: Jakub Zalucki (194-G/F-89) of R8 Basket Krk.
Guard of the Year: Pawel Hybiak (173-PG-89) of KK Warszawa
Forward of the Year: Wojciech Pisarczyk (201-F-88) of R8 Basket Krk.
Center of the Year: Aleksander Dziewa (206-C/F-97) of Slask Wroclaw
U21 Player of the Year: Aleksander Dziewa (206-C/F-97) of Slask Wroclaw
Coach of the Year: Dominik Tomczyk of Slask Wroclaw

1st Team
PG: Pawel Hybiak (173-PG-89) of KK Warszawa
PG: Wojciech Jakubiak (180-PG-96) of Slask Wroclaw
G/F: Jakub Zalucki (194-G/F-89) of R8 Basket Krk.
F: Wojciech Pisarczyk (201-F-88) of R8 Basket Krk.
C/F: Aleksander Dziewa (206-C/F-97) of Slask Wroclaw

2nd Team
PG: Jakub Musial (186-PG-98) of Slask Wroclaw
G/F: Marcin Malczyk (193-G/F-82) of R8 Basket Krk.
G/F: Bartlomiej Karolak (198-G/F-92) of AZS UMCS Lbn
C: Michal Hlebowicki (204-C-76) of R8 Basket Krk.
C: Piotr Niedzwiedzki (210-C-93) of Gornik Walbrzych

Honorable Mention
Karol Debski (198-PF-84) of Pelplin
Michal Kolodziej (202-F/C-97) of Asseco
Mateusz Marciniak (190-G-90) of Domino Inowr.
Radoslaw Plebanek (190-SG-85) of AZS UMK Torun
Michal Wojtynski (193-G/F-89) of KK Warszawa
Mateusz Wisniewski (202-C/F-91) of AZS UMCS Lbn
Lukasz Kuczynski (194-F-85) of Tur Bielsk Pdl.
Tomasz Pisarczyk (202-F/C-85) of Tur Bielsk Pdl.
Dawid Zagula (185-PG-96) of Stal SW
Arkadiusz Zabielski (197-PF-84) of Zubry
Daniel Olszewski (200-PF-94) of Shmoolky W-wa
Patryk Pelka (202-PF-89) of R8 Basket Krk.
Emil Podkowinski (194-SF-88) of Polonia Bytom
Wojciech Leszczynski (190-SG-92) of AZS KU PO
Artur Mikolajko (197-PF-79) of Przemysl
Pawel Minciel (203-C/F-88) of Sudety
Wojciech Zurawski (202-C-76) of Stal II Ostrow
Rafal Malitka (205-F/C-91) of Gimbasket WRC
Lukasz Wojciechowski (184-G-88) of Kalisz

All-U21 Players Team
PG: Jakub Kobel (190-PG-98) of WKK Wroclaw
PG: Wojciech Jakubiak (180-PG-96) of Slask Wroclaw
PF: Michal Jodlowski (206-PF-98) of WKK Wroclaw
G: Dominik Wilczek (193-G/F-99) of Slask Wroclaw
C/F: Aleksander Dziewa (206-C/F-97) of Slask Wroclaw



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  PORTUGAL  

Stats Leaders - UZO Liga

Points Per Game
 Nuno MARCAL
  Maia B.
  (205-F-75)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Marcal, Maia B.22.3 
 2. Novak, Ovarense20.0 
 3. Ogungbemi-J., Galitos-.18.9 
 4. Martin, Sampaense18.8 
 5. Pavlovic, Sampa.18.1 
 6. Matagrano, Lusit.17.7 
 7. Catarino, Maia B.17.6 
 8. Lima, CAB Madeira17.5 
 9. Marshall, Galitos-.17.1 
 10. Marzette, CAB M.16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Antonio MONTEIRO
  Lusitania
  (204-F-89)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Monteiro, Lusitania9.5 
 2. Douvier, Ovarense9.2 
 3. Torrie, Electric.8.7 
 4. Marcal, Maia B.8.6 
 5. Washburn, FC Porto8.1 
 6. Grosey, Galitos-.7.8 
 7. Lima, CAB Madeira7.2 
 8. Fernandes, Ovarense7.1 
 9. Tadic, Illiabum7.1 
 10. Mendes, Sampaense7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Nick NOVAK
  Ovarense
  (182-PG-90)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Novak, Ovarense5.9 
 2. Guillory, Sampaense5.2 
 3. Tinsley, FC Porto5.1 
 4. Simic, Lusitania5.0 
 5. Ogungbemi-J., Galitos-.4.8 
 6. Gameiro, CAB M.4.5 
 7. Kumelis, CAB M.4.3 
 8. Robinson, Maia B.4.2 
 9. Figueiredo, Illiabum4.2 
 10. Pinto, Vitoria SC3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Nuno MARCAL
  Maia B.
  (205-F-75)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Marcal, Maia B.1.9 
 2. Carvalho, Sampa.1.8 
 3. Gentry, CAB M.1.8 
 4. Guillory, Sampaense1.7 
 5. Robinson, Maia B.1.7 
 6. Hallman, Oliveirense1.7 
 7. Ellisor, Oliveirense1.6 
 8. Novak, Ovarense1.6 
 9. Lanzinha, Electric.1.6 
 10. Xavier, FC Porto1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Angelo CHOL
  Illiabum
  (206-F-93)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Chol, Illiabum1.5 
 2. Moses, Vitoria SC1.2 
 3. Gomes, Maia Basket1.1 
 4. Mendes, Sampaense0.9 
 5. Washburn, FC Porto0.8 
 6. Marzette, CAB M.0.7 
 7. Gentry, CAB M.0.7 
 8. Matagrano, Lusit.0.6 
 9. Marshall, Galitos-.0.6 
 10. Bishop, Illiabum0.6 


LPB Round 2 of Semi-Finals. FC Porto and Benfica register victories - by Eurobasket News

FC Porto - Vitoria SC 83-78

FC Porto raced past Vitoria to gain 2-0 lead in the series. FC Porto Ferpinta made 19-of-22 free shots (86.4 percent) during the game. FC Porto Ferpinta outrebounded Vitoria SC 36-23 including a 29-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. American guard Bradley Tinsley (191-89, college: Vanderbilt) had a double-double by scoring 20 points, 5 rebounds and 13 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Serbian power forward Sasa Borovnjak (206-89, college: Penn St., agency: 011 Sports) chipped in 23 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Four FC Porto Ferpinta players scored in double figures. The former international point guard Pedro Pinto (188-88) responded with 22 points and 4 assists and Serbian-Hungarian power forward Nebojsa Dukic (206-88, agency: 011 Sports) scored 11 points and 5 assists. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
FC Porto: S.Borovnjak 23+5reb+1ast, B.Tinsley 20+5reb+13ast, J.Silva 12+8reb, J.Xavier 10+4reb+1ast, M.Queiroz 6+3reb+1ast, M.Miranda 4+4reb+1ast
Vitoria SC: P.Pinto 22+1reb+4ast, V.Moses 12+3reb, N.Dukic 11+3reb+5ast, J.Guerreiro 8+5reb+1ast, A.Ferry 8+2ast, J.Balseiro 6+2reb
gschID: 547081


Benfica - Oliveirense 90-81

Benfica held off Oliveirense to celebrate the second straight win. Benfica made 28-of-32 charity shots (87.5 percent) during the game. Benfica had a 30-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three nailing 18 long-distance shots on high 52.9 percentage. Benfica players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Oliveirense was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. American Derek Raivio (190-84, college: Gonzaga) notched 17 points and 6 assists to lead the effort and the former international forward Carlos Andrade (197-78, college: Queens, NC) supported him with 15 points and 5 rebounds. Five Benfica players scored in double figures. Even 14 points and 6 rebounds by the former international forward Arnette Hallman (200-88) did not help to save the game for Oliveirense. American swingman Carlos Morris (196-92, college: Minnesota, agency: AproK Sports Group) added 17 points for the guests. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Benfica: D.Raivio 17+2reb+6ast, C.Andrade 15+5reb+1ast, T.Barroso 12+5reb+4ast, C.Morais 11+4reb+2ast, R.Barber 11+8reb, M.Fernandes 7+1reb+1ast
Oliveirense: C.Morris 17+2reb+1ast, A.Hallman 14+6reb+3ast, R.Coelho 11, J.Ellisor 10+3reb, J.Reynolds 8+7reb+2ast, J.Abreu 7+1reb+4ast
gschID: 547080





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Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Damien WILKINS
  Guayama
  (198-G-80)
  Avg: 19.9
 1. Wilkins, Guayama19.9 
 2. Liz, Ponce19.7 
 3. Laury, Mayaguez18.7 
 4. Huertas, Arecibo18.7 
 5. Rosario, Quebradillas18.7 
 6. Costner, Humacao18.4 
 7. Arroyo, Fajardo17.8 
 8. Warrick, Ponce17.8 
 9. Mendoza, Aguada17.0 
 10. James, Fajardo16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eric DAWSON
  Ponce
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Dawson, Ponce11.1 
 2. Famous, Humacao9.6 
 3. Laury, Mayaguez9.4 
 4. Collier, Mayaguez9.3 
 5. Romero, Bayamon9.1 
 6. James, Fajardo8.6 
 7. James, Fajardo8.6 
 8. Lalanne, Arecibo7.8 
 9. Behanan, Arecibo7.7 
 10. Samhan, Aguada7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Carlos ARROYO
  Fajardo
  (188-PG-79)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Arroyo, Fajardo7.1 
 2. Browne, San German6.6 
 3. Abreu, Aguada6.6 
 4. Fitch, Quebradillas6.5 
 5. Guzman, Humacao6.4 
 6. Garcia, Quebradillas5.6 
 7. Smith, Quebradillas5.2 
 8. Soto, Bayamon5.1 
 9. Clemente, Arecibo5.0 
 10. Gonzalez, Bayamon4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Victor LIZ
  Ponce
  (193-SG-86)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Liz, Ponce1.9 
 2. Behanan, Arecibo1.4 
 3. Browne, San German1.4 
 4. Cintron-C., Humac.1.4 
 5. Wilkins, Guayama1.3 
 6. Romero, San German1.3 
 7. Smith, Quebradillas1.3 
 8. Carmona, Quebradillas1.3 
 9. Collier, Mayaguez1.2 
 10. Abreu, Aguada1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Fajardo
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. James, Fajardo2.6 
 2. Penn, Guayama2.3 
 3. Diaz, Quebradillas2.1 
 4. Lalanne, Arecibo1.1 
 5. Hernandez, Quebradi.0.9 
 6. Romero, Bayamon0.9 
 7. Smith, Quebradillas0.9 
 8. Gaston, Aguada0.9 
 9. Collier, Mayaguez0.9 
 10. Orozco, Humacao0.9 


Harris number one in Puerto Rico for week 22 - by Eurobasket News

American Mike Harris (198-SF-83) put on an amazing game in the last week for Ponce, receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for week 22.
The 33-year old player had a double-double of 31 points and 14 rebounds, while his team beat Bayamon (#7, 9-13) 76-67. Ponce is placed at 5th position in Puerto Rican BSN. Ponce is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 9-10 record. In the team's last game Harris had a remarkable 58.3% from 2-point range and got five three-pointers out of 9 attempts. He just recently signed at Ponce and just after two games he already turned to be a very valuable addition to the team. Mike Harris averages just after two games 21.5ppg and 9.5rpg.

The second best player in last week's games was 34-year old American Gerald Fitch (191-G-82) of Quebradillas. Fitch had a very good evening with 28 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Bad luck as Quebradillas lost that game 91-99 to the lower-ranked San German (#9, 8-14). Quebradillas managed to keep the same 3rd spot in the standings. His team's 11-7 record is not bad at all. Fitch is one of the most experienced players at Quebradillas and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last week was former international forward Carlos Lopez-Sosa (208-F-90, agency: Paris Global Sports) of San German (#9). Lopez-Sosa scored 20 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of San German, leading his team to a 99-91 win against the higher-ranked Quebradillas (#3, 11-7). The chances of San German not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 14 games, recording just eight victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Lopez-Sosa could try to bring San German's a little bit higher in the standings. Lopez-Sosa has a very solid season. In 22 games in Puerto Rico he scored 8.6ppg. He also has 5.6rpg and FGP: 52.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ismael Romero (203-C-91) of Bayamon - 19 points and 12 rebounds
5. Shawn James (208-C-83) of Fajardo - 20 points and 8 rebounds
6. Jorge Bryan Diaz (210-C-89) of Quebradillas - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Isaac Sosa Carrion (190-G-90) of San German - 24 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Rigoberto Mendoza (190-G-92) of Aguada - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
9. David Laury (206-F-90) of Mayaguez - 17 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Damion James (201-F-87) of Fajardo - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 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)



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Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Mladen JEREMIC
  BC Timis.
  (198-G-88)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Jeremic, BC Timis.19.6 
 2. Bojovic, Phoenix .19.1 
 3. Hargrove, Craiova18.6 
 4. Martinic, Targu M.18.1 
 5. Runkauskas, Steaua C.16.9 
 6. Dykes, UBT C.16.8 
 7. Abrams, Craiova16.7 
 8. Moldoveanu, UBT C.15.6 
 9. Sutalo, Dinamo B.15.6 
 10. Zeno, Oradea15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Randal FALKER
  Steaua CSM
  (201-F/C-85)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Falker, Steaua CSM8.3 
 2. Barro, UBT C.7.9 
 3. Cooper, CSU Sibiu7.9 
 4. Tasic, Dinamo B.7.4 
 5. Hardy, CSU Sibiu7.0 
 6. Lee, Craiova6.8 
 7. Dudzinski, Steaua C.6.5 
 8. Macura, Olimpic6.1 
 9. Barnette, Oradea6.0 
 10. Bureau, Craiova6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Slobodan DUNDJERSKI
  Dinamo B.
  (188-G-88)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Dundjerski, Dinamo B.7.3 
 2. Martinic, Targu M.7.1 
 3. Adamovic, UBT C.6.0 
 4. Kostoski, Pitesti5.6 
 5. Long, Steaua CSM5.4 
 6. Franklin, Oradea5.4 
 7. Taylor, Craiova5.0 
 8. Marinovic, Craiova4.8 
 9. Mirkovic, Oradea4.7 
 10. Curry, Steaua CSM4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin HARDY
  CSU Sibiu
  (188-G-93)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Hardy, CSU Sibiu2.7 
 2. Bojovic, Phoenix .2.3 
 3. Dundjerski, Dinamo B.2.1 
 4. Martinic, Targu M.2.1 
 5. Otasevic, BC Timis.2.0 
 6. Gugino, Phoenix .2.0 
 7. Long, Steaua CSM1.9 
 8. Adamovic, UBT C.1.9 
 9. Waters, Phoenix .1.9 
 10. Taylor, Craiova1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Laszlo LAZAR
  Targu Mures
  (210-C-87)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Lazar, Targu Mures1.8 
 2. Falker, Steaua CSM1.3 
 3. Cooper, CSU Sibiu1.1 
 4. Hunter, Pitesti1.0 
 5. Denison, Oradea1.0 
 6. Pavlovic, Olimpic0.9 
 7. Tasic, Dinamo B.0.9 
 8. Dragusin, BC Timis.0.9 
 9. Barro, UBT C.0.8 
 10. Gugino, Phoenix .0.8 


Liga Nationala Round 2 of Finals. UBT Cluj Napoca one step close to title - by Eurobasket News

Group 3-4 Place
Oradea - CSU Sibiu 70-66

CSU Sibiu was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. The best player for the winners was American guard Martin Zeno (196-85, college: Texas Tech) who scored 13 points and 6 assists. Canadian center Sean Denison (210-85, college: Santa Clara, agency: 011 Sports) chipped in 14 points and 5 rebounds. Oradea's coach Cristian Achim used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American guard Marcel Davis (188-94, college: Utah Valley) produced 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and Serbian point guard Igor Mijajlovic (192-84) added 16 points and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Oradea: S.Denison 14+5reb+3ast, M.Zeno 13+3reb+6ast, W.Franklin 11+3reb+3ast, T.Nicoara 10+5reb+1ast, A.Mandache 7+2reb+3ast, B.Tibirna 6+2ast
BC CSU Sibiu: I.Mijajlovic 16+2reb+4ast, C.Cooper 13+7reb+1ast, M.Davis 13+8reb+4ast, B.Popescu 11+5reb+1ast, B.Lalovic 6+3reb+2ast, R.Paliciuc 5+2reb
gschID: 546860


Group FINAL
UBT Cluj Napoca - Steaua CSM 84-80

The hosts were ahead by 3 points but lost the second period ending it with a 2-point deficit before their 31-25 run, which allowed them to win the game. UBT Cluj Napoca made 32-of-37 charity shots (86.5 percent) during the game. Steaua CSM was plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international Vlad Moldoveanu (206-88, college: American) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points (was perfect 18-for-18 from the free throw line !!!). Ukrainian Maksym Pustozvonov (200-87) contributed with 22 points for the winners. Lithuanian guard Marius Runkauskas (189-86, agency: Octagon Europe) replied with 21 points and 4 assists and American power forward Randal Falker (201-85, college: S.Illinois) added 10 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Steaua CSM. Five Steaua CSM players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
UBT Cluj Napoca: V.Moldoveanu 23+4reb+3ast, M.Pustozvonov 22+1ast, K.Dykes 12+5reb+3ast, O.Barro 9+12reb, F.Adamovic 8+3reb+6ast, R.Torok 6+8reb
Steaua CSM: M.Runkauskas 21+2reb+4ast, N.Malesevic 17+4reb+1ast, M.Curry 12+2reb+3ast, Y.Frasenyuk 11+1reb, R.Falker 10+12reb+5ast, D.Dudzinski 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 546861





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  RUSSIA  


Downs is back at Avtodor, ex Orleans - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Avtodor Saratov (VTB) agreed terms with 31-year old American swingman Micah Downs (195-91kg-86, college: Gonzaga). It is actually his comeback to Saratov as he has played here before. Downs He moved there from Entente Orleans 45 in French ProA where he played this season. In 26 games he had 14.0ppg, 4.5rpg and 3.0apg. The last season Downs played at Juvecaserta in Italian Serie A. In 30 games he recorded 12.4ppg, 6.1rpg and 2.5apg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Italian SerieA All-Star Game.
Downs has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of Spanish LEB Gold Play-Off in 2011. Downs was also voted Eurobasket.com VTB League All-Imports Team in 2015.
He is quite experienced player. Downs' career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in seven different countries. Downs tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Belgium (Leuven Bears), Croatia (KK_Zadar), Ukraine (Budivelnyk), Venezuela (Bucaneros), NBA (Boston Celtics), Spain (La ICL Manresa and Burgos) and D-League (Erie Bay Hawks and Maine Red Claws).
Downs attended Gonzaga University until 2009 and it is his eighth season as a professional player.
On Downs: A very athletic forward who showed that he's not only a fantastic leaper some years after graduation. Can score at will, grabs lots of rebounds, runs up and down on the court with great quickness.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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LEB Silver Round 4 of Semi-Finals. Granada and Valladolid won for another chance to advance in Big Finale. - by Eurobasket News

Moron and Zornotza had match points for entering the final but away teams won in both matches so final decision who will go into Big Finale in Spain LEB Silver will be postponed until 25th May when fifth games for both series will be played.

Moron - Valladolid 78-86


Moron trailed by 16 points after 3 quarters before a 28-20 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 78-86 at the end of the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Moron helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Henri Wade-Chatman (188-92, college: Edinboro) who helped to win the game recording 26 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and Mali center Boubacar Sidibe (205-94) who added 14 points, 15 rebounds and 5 blocks during the contest. At the losing side Nigerian-American center Olajide Keshinro (203-90, college: Mercy, agency: Duran International) responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds and American guard Tyler Gaffaney (193-92, college: Claremont-Mudd) scored 22 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Moron's coach Javier Fijo rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Moron: T.Gaffaney 22+3reb+1ast, O.Keshinro 17+10reb+1ast, A.Marin 11+6reb+1ast, J.Jimenez 10+3reb+1ast, J.Marin 8+1reb+5ast, M.Kasse 7+7reb
Valladolid: H.Wade-Chatman 26+5reb+5ast, S.De La Fuente 17+8reb, B.Sidibe 14+15reb+1ast, R.Graham 10+3reb+3ast, D.Astilleros 9+3reb, M.Gonzalez 7+1reb+3ast
gschID: 547167


Zornotza - Granada 54-65

The game was mostly controlled by CB Granada. Zornotza was better in second period 16-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The winners were led by American guard Adrian Bowie (189-89, college: Maryland) who scored that evening 16 points and 6 rebounds and Brazilian guard Carlos Cobos (193-88) supported him with 16 points. Even 15 points and 7 rebounds by Serbian power forward Vasilije Vucetic (209-96) did not help to save the game for Zornotza. Power forward David Iriarte (206-95) added 9 points and 10 rebounds for lost side.
Top scorers:
Zornotza: V.Vucetic 15+7reb, K.Mutakabbir 10+4reb+2ast, D.Iriarte 9+10reb+2ast, N.Skouen 6+2reb, I.Salazar 6+5reb+2ast, D.De La Rua 4+1reb
Granada: A.Bowie 16+6reb+3ast, C.Cobos 16+3reb+1ast, T.De Lattibeaudiere 10+9reb, J.Lafuente 8+5reb+1ast, J.Fernandez 7+9reb, I.Milekovic 2+1reb
gschID: 547166





LEB Gold Round 2 of Semi-Finals: Oviedo tied series, Burgos on 2-0 - by Eurobasket News

Oviedo - Palencia 74-68

The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Oviedo CB outrebounded Palencia Baloncesto 42-31 including 30 on the defensive glass. Center Eduardo Hernandez-Sonseca (212-83) scored 15 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Senegalese forward Mouhamed Barro (205-95) chipped in 13 points and 12 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) during the contest. Four Oviedo CB players scored in double figures. Forward Marc Blanch (195-82) responded with 13 points and naturalized Senegalese power forward Mamadou Samb (210-89) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Palencia: M.Blanch 13+4reb+3ast, M.Samb 12+6reb+1ast, U.Otegui 11+5reb+2ast, J.Zamora 5+4reb+2ast, L.Barnes 5+4reb, D.Rodriguez 5+1reb+1ast
Oviedo: E.Hernandez-Sonseca 15+9reb+3ast, F.Santana 14+2reb+3ast, M.Barro 13+12reb, V.Perez 10+2reb, D.Perez 8+4reb+5ast, F.Dos Anjos 5+5reb
gschID: 547001


Breogan - Burgos 79-88

Burgos made 20-of-25 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. 30 personal fouls committed by Leche Rio Breogan helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Serbian center Goran Huskic (210-92, college: Howard Col., TX) had a double-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and British swingman Morayo Soluade (196-95) chipped in 18 points and 4 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) during the contest. Four Burgos players scored in double figures. Point guard Josep Franch (193-91) responded with 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Jose-Salvador Arco (196-84, agency: Duran International) scored 20 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Breogan: J.Salvador Arco 20+3reb+3ast, J.Franch 20+5reb+5ast, M.Stainbrook 11+7reb, T.Bropleh 8+4reb+1ast, P.Ortega 7+7reb+1ast, I.Cruz Uceda 5+10reb
Burgos: M.Soluade 18+3reb+4ast, G.Huskic 15+11reb+5ast, A.Lopez 14+4reb+2ast, A.Barrera 12+1reb+1ast, J.Vega 8+4reb+1ast, F.Toncinic 7+2reb
gschID: 547002





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  SWITZERLAND  


Vevey win LNB - by Igor Obradovic

Vevey win LNB in fifth-game series against BBC Nyon. They won last game with the dominating entire game and final result was 82:55 for Paolo Povia players. They won also Regular Season as they finished 1st with only 3 loses and 18 wins. They will return to LNA after almost ten years of playing in LNB. Last time they played in top division was in 2007-08 season when they finished on 12th place.


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  SYRIA  


Nenad Krdzic to be the head coach of Syria National Team ?! - by Ahmad Madwar

The 59 years old Serbian coach Nenad Krdzic has arrived to Damascus City "The Capital of Syria" few day ago to put the final touch on his contract with Syrian basketball federation for upcoming events.
The final 4 of Syrian league started few weeks ago and we are in the final league series between Wehda and Jaish where Wehda leading the series 2-0 in best of 3 series, if coach Nenad agrees with Syrian basketball federation it won't be the first experience for him as head coach of Syrian National Team, he took this position in 2003 .. he had another experience in Syrian when he coached Al Wehda club in Syria two seasons 2002-2003 & 2003-2004 and Al Jalaa Club season 2004-2005.
Recently coach Nenad coached Uhud Saudi Club season 2014-2015 and leaded the club to won the league title, he worked in several countries in Middle east such as Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iran beside his experience in several countries in Europe like Cyprus, Hungary, Austria and Yugoslavia.
Syrian National Team will participate in Asia Cup 2017 which will be held in Lebanon and will participate in World Championship 2019 qualifying games behind Jordan, India and Lebanon National Teams in same group.




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  TURKEY  


TBL Round 3 of Final Four - by Eurobasket News

Acibadem - Bursaspor 67-74

It was a great evening for Serbian power forward Dejan Borovnjak (207-86, agency: BeoBasket) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds. Point guard Erdem Ilter (188-90) helped adding 11 points and 5 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American guard Bracey Wright (191-84, college: Indiana) with 25 points and forward Nusret Yildirim (202-89) scored 12 points and 9 rebounds. Five Bursaspor and four Acibadem players scored in double figures. Acibadem's coach Serhan Aydanarig rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Bursaspor: D.Borovnjak 19+11reb, K.Vragovic 12+2reb+2ast, M.Celep 12+3reb+2ast, E.Ilter 11+5reb+3ast, S.Ekmen 11+3reb+3ast, B.Erol 5+6reb+1ast
Acibadem: B.Wright 25, N.Yildirim 12+9reb+2ast, S.Ford 12+10reb, C.Altintig 10+3reb+1ast, M.Demir 2+2reb, T.Acik 2+5ast
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Sakarya BSB - Eskisehir Basket 71-57

Sakarya BSB dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Eskisehir Basket's 26. It was a great evening for center Hakan Yapar (202-84) who led his team to a victory scoring 16 points and 4 assists. Point guard Yigitcan Turna (187-87) helped adding 15 points. The best for the losing side was American power forward Josh Duncan (203-86) with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 14 rebounds and the former international swingman Evren Buker (195-85) scored 9 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists.
Top scorers:
Sakarya BSB: H.Yapar 16+3reb+4ast, Y.Turna 15+2reb+1ast, A.Saruhan 12+1reb+1ast, L.Jones 8+1reb+1ast, C.Harris 7+6reb+4ast, K.Gonlum 6+9reb+1ast
Eskisehir Basket: J.Duncan 23+14reb+3ast, Y.Sonsirma 10+2reb+2ast, E.Buker 9+7reb+6ast, M.Goktas 6+4reb+2ast, T.Gillenwater 4, C.Nalga 3+5reb+1ast
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BSL Play Off Programme - by Baha Kurtulus

Fenerbahce finished the regular season as leader.
After 30 games, BEST Balkesir and Halk Enerji TED Ankara Kolejliler said bye to BSL and next year they will be struggling at TBL.
Season's point leader Ricardo Ledo 21.18 ppg, assist leader Jordan Theodore 7.1 apg and rebound leader Vladimir Stimac 9.6 rpg.

Playoff pairings and game programme is given below.

Game 1
23.05.2017 Besiktas Sompo Japan - Gaziantep BSB

23.05.2017 Anadolu Efes - Galatasaray Odeabank

24.05.2017 Darussafaka Dogus- Banvit

24.05.2017 Fenerbahce - TOFAS

Game 2
25.05.2017 Gaziantep BSB - Besiktas Sompo Japan

25.05.2017 Galatasaray Odeabank - Anadolu Efes

26.05.2017 Banvit - Darussafaka Dogus

26.05.2017 TOFAS - Fenerbahce



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Higher League Round 1 of Finals - by Eurobasket News

Group 3-4 Place
Khimik-2 - Krivbas-2 94-81

The game was mostly controlled by Khimik-2. Krivbas-2 managed to win third quarter 26-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 19-of-23 free shots (82.6 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Khimik-2 especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.9 percentage. 24 personal fouls committed by Krivbas-2 helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Kyrylo Meshheryakov (197-95, agency: AproK Sports Group) fired 32 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Sergiy Pavlov (203-97, agency: AproK Sports Group) chipped in 23 points and 6 rebounds. Point guard Sergey Startsev (190-97) produced 28 points and 4 assists and power forward Artem Vodolaztcky (194-92) added 18 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Krivbas-2 players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Khimik-2: K.Meshheryakov 32+7reb+6ast, S.Pavlov 23+6reb+3ast, M.Kyrylo 20+7reb+2ast, V.Kozak 9+4reb+3ast, D.Klevzunyk 8+1ast, O.Solovyov 2+2reb+1ast
Krivbas-2: S.Startsev 28+1reb+4ast, A.Vodolaztcky 18+6reb+1ast, V.Anisimov 14+8reb+1ast, E.Sergeychik 11+3reb+6ast, V.Orlenko 4+3reb, A.Roskoshniy 3+5reb+3ast
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Group FINAL
Hoverla - Politekhn.Lvov 80-65

The game without a history. Hoverla led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Hoverla outrebounded Politekhn.Lvov 50-32 including a 17-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists. Hoverla brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Yevgen Koroviyakov (197-88) who helped to win the game recording 19 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Oleksandr Biella (200-95, agency: AproK Sports Group) contributed with 14 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four Hoverla players scored in double figures. Forward Dmytro Khodov (203-87) answered with 13 points and 6 rebounds and point guard Andriy Kobets (192-93, agency: AproK Sports Group) added 7 points and 11 assists in the effort for Politekhn.Lvov. Politekhn.Lvov's coach Yaroslav Zubrytskyy rotated eleven players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Hoverla: Y.Koroviyakov 19+6reb+7ast, O.Biella 14+8reb, O.Shostuha 11+5reb+2ast, K.Podkovyrov 11+2reb+6ast, S.Serpilin 10+1reb+1ast, R.Gumeniuk 8+12reb+2ast
Politekhn.Lvov: D.Khodov 13+6reb+2ast, M.Nasennik 9+2reb+1ast, R.Novikov 9+7reb+2ast, M.Vorobjov 8+4reb+2ast, M.Tiutiunyk 8+2reb+2ast, M.Bazilev 7+1reb+1ast
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  URUGUAY  

Stats Leaders - LUB

Points Per Game
 Anthony YOUNG
  Larre Borges
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 25.4
 1. Young, Larre Borges25.4 
 2. Danridge, Sayago22.8 
 3. Alexander, Olimpia22.7 
 4. Garcia-M., Hebra.20.9 
 5. Guerrero, Cordon20.2 
 6. Lamonte, Olimpia19.4 
 7. Kent, Welcome19.4 
 8. Drye, Sayago19.3 
 9. Jennings, Cordon19.2 
 10. Canton, U Atletica18.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Juan GUERRERO
  Cordon
  (201-F-93)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Guerrero, Cordon13.8 
 2. Alexander, Olimpia12.5 
 3. Glenn, Bigua12.3 
 4. Drye, Sayago11.6 
 5. Lloreda, Hebraica11.2 
 6. Feeley, U Univer.10.6 
 7. Kent, Welcome10.6 
 8. Passos, Malvin10.4 
 9. Rutty, U Atletica10.4 
 10. Smith, Aguada9.9 
Assists Per Game
 Martin OSIMANI
  Defensor
  (194-G-81)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Osimani, Defensor7.1 
 2. Barrera, Aguada6.7 
 3. Parodi, Hebraica6.3 
 4. Mazzarino, Malvin5.2 
 5. Lado, Sayago5.2 
 6. Cambon, Bigua5.1 
 7. Osimani, Bigua4.5 
 8. Romero, Trouville4.4 
 9. Jennings, Cordon4.4 
 10. Smith, Aguada4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Luciano PARODI
  Hebraica
  (182-G-94)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Parodi, Hebraica2.3 
 2. Lamonte, Olimpia2.0 
 3. Nesbitt, Goes1.8 
 4. Nicoletti, Larre B.1.8 
 5. Alexander, Olimpia1.7 
 6. Garcia-M., Hebra.1.7 
 7. Shellman, Sayago1.7 
 8. Barrera, Aguada1.7 
 9. Lado, Sayago1.6 
 10. Drye, Sayago1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Albert JACKSON
  Larre B.
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Jackson, Larre B.1.9 
 2. Feeley, U Univer.1.8 
 3. Guerrero, Cordon1.7 
 4. Kent, Welcome1.4 
 5. Carter, Welcome1.2 
 6. Warner, Goes1.1 
 7. Moultrie, Defensor1.1 
 8. Newsome, Trouville1.1 
 9. Chaney, Bigua1.0 
 10. Haller, Defensor1.0 


Aguada defeated Hebraica, which is stille leading 3-2 the LUB final games - by Hector Lopez

Gustavo Barrera (194-G-85) scored 20 points and added 9 assists and 5 rebounds, leading Aguada to beat Hebraica Macabi 93-78, which is still leading 3-2 the final series for the best of seven Uruguayan League championship games.. For the winner Jeremis Smith (203-F-86, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Pro Sports) added 15 points and 12 rebounds, while Dwayne Curtis (203-C-85, college: Mississippi) netted 13 points with 2 rebounds. For Hebraica, Leandro Garcia Morales (186-G-80, college: Texas A&M, agency: Pro Sports) finished with 31 points, including 14/14 from the free throw line. Michael Hicks (196-F-76, college: Texas A&M-CC) added 21 points and 4 rebounds, while Sebastian Izaguirre (207-C-85) finised with 11 points and Jaime Lloreda (204-C-80, college: LSU) added 3 points and 12 rebounds. The Uruguayan League will decide today when will be played the sixth game, May 27th or 29th.


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Stats Leaders - LPB

Points Per Game
 Al THORNTON
  Gaiteros
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 23.6
 1. Thornton, Gaiteros23.6 
 2. Suero, Gaiteros22.3 
 3. Gilder, Panteras21.6 
 4. Fuller, Toros20.0 
 5. Brown, Gigantes18.6 
 6. Tarrant, Gigantes18.3 
 7. Hamilton, Bucan.18.3 
 8. Swann, Marinos17.5 
 9. Powell, Trotamun.17.5 
 10. Carrera, Marinos16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Axiers SUCRE
  Gigantes
  (199-F-78)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Sucre, Gigantes11.8 
 2. Salcedo, Gaiteros9.4 
 3. Guerrero, Toros8.3 
 4. Sutton, Cocodrilos7.8 
 5. Gransberry, Guaiquer.7.8 
 6. Graterol, Bucaneros7.6 
 7. Thornton, Gaiteros7.3 
 8. Hamilton, Bucan.7.3 
 9. Julio, Panteras7.0 
 10. Garrett, Marinos6.8 
Assists Per Game
 David CUBILLAN
  Trotamundos
  (181-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Cubillan, Trotamundos7.5 
 2. Robinson, Guaros5.1 
 3. Guillent, Guaros4.8 
 4. Downey, Guaiquer.4.7 
 5. Centeno, Marinos4.6 
 6. Suero, Gaiteros4.2 
 7. Canty, Panteras4.1 
 8. Cazorla, Gigantes3.9 
 9. Cedeno, Bucaneros3.8 
 10. Silva, Guaiqueries3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Harold CAZORLA
  Gigantes
  (175-PG-91)
  Avg: 2
 1. Cazorla, Gigantes2.0 
 2. Downey, Guaiquer.1.9 
 3. Silva, Guaiqueries1.7 
 4. Suero, Gaiteros1.6 
 5. Garcia, Cocodrilos1.5 
 6. Robinson, Guaros1.4 
 7. Sucre, Gigantes1.4 
 8. Hamilton, Bucan.1.4 
 9. Powell, Trotamun.1.3 
 10. Carrera, Marinos1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael CARRERA
  Marinos
  (196-SF-93)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Carrera, Marinos1.6 
 2. Garrett, Marinos1.4 
 3. Sutton, Cocodrilos1.4 
 4. Guerrero, Toros1.3 
 5. Jackson, Gigantes1.0 
 6. Graterol, Bucaneros1.0 
 7. Johnson, Toros1.0 
 8. Lang, Bucaneros0.9 
 9. Thornton, Gaiteros0.9 
 10. Flowers, Cocodrilos0.9 


Swann number one in Venezuela for round 19 - by Eurobasket News

American Point guard Isaiah Swann (188-PG-85) had a great game in the last round for Marinos, receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 19.
The 31-year old player was the main contributor (47 points and five assists) to his team's victory, helping them to outclass Gaiteros (#5, 7-23) with 61-point margin 120-59. Marinos maintains the 4th position in their group in Venezuelan LPB. Marinos is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 15-17 record. In the team's last game Swann had a remarkable fifteen three-pointers out of 19 attempts. He just recently signed at Marinos, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Former Florida State University star has very solid stats this year. Swann is in league's top in points (8th best: 17.8ppg) and averages impressive 55.0% FGP and 42.0% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was 31-year old American Trey Gilder (206-PF-85) of Panteras. Gilder had a very good evening with a double-double of 28 points and 11 rebounds. It was enough for Panteras to edge the higher-ranked Guaros (#2, 22-12) 98-92. Panteras' 5th position in Western Conference has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 11-21 record. Gilder is a newcomer at Panteras, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 21.4ppg (#3). His other stats are also decent: 5.6rpg and 3.4apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Nate Robinson (175-PG-84) of league's second-best Guaros. Robinson showcased his all-around game by recording 29 points, six rebounds and eight assists in the last round. Despite Robinson's great performance Guaros lost 92-98 to the lower-ranked Panteras (#5, 11-21). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Guaros needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams in Western Conference. Their record is 22 victories and 12 lost games. Robinson has a great season in Venezuela. After 19 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 5.1apg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Hernan Salcedo (198-F-80) of Gaiteros - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists
5. Ricardo Powell (199-F-83) of Trotamundos - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Dane Johnson (208-C-86) of Toros - 16 points and 11 rebounds
7. Christophe Massie (206-C/F-77) of Marinos - 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Juan Guerrero (201-F-93) of Toros - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Kyle Fuller (185-PG-92) of Toros - 22 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Lazar Hayward (225-SF-86) of Guaros - 18 points, 3 rebounds and 2 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)



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Downs is back at Avtodor, ex Orleans - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Avtodor Saratov (VTB) agreed terms with 31-year old American swingman Micah Downs (195-91kg-86, college: Gonzaga). It is actually his comeback to Saratov as he has played here before. Downs He moved there from Entente Orleans 45 in French ProA where he played this season. In 26 games he had 14.0ppg, 4.5rpg and 3.0apg. The last season Downs played at Juvecaserta in Italian Serie A. In 30 games he recorded 12.4ppg, 6.1rpg and 2.5apg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Italian SerieA All-Star Game.
Downs has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of Spanish LEB Gold Play-Off in 2011. Downs was also voted Eurobasket.com VTB League All-Imports Team in 2015.
He is quite experienced player. Downs' career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in seven different countries. Downs tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Belgium (Leuven Bears), Croatia (KK_Zadar), Ukraine (Budivelnyk), Venezuela (Bucaneros), NBA (Boston Celtics), Spain (La ICL Manresa and Burgos) and D-League (Erie Bay Hawks and Maine Red Claws).
Downs attended Gonzaga University until 2009 and it is his eighth season as a professional player.
On Downs: A very athletic forward who showed that he's not only a fantastic leaper some years after graduation. Can score at will, grabs lots of rebounds, runs up and down on the court with great quickness.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Superliga Round 4: Lanus lose a game and the top position to Union Florida - by Eurobasket News

Superliga is at the halfway of the Regular Season and there are still another 4 rounds left. There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, favorites losing the games and even winless team recording their first victory.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Lanus (4-1) at the home court on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by Union Florida (5-0) 61-51. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Lanus. It was a key game for the top position in Sur. Worth to mention a great performance of Spanish swingman Marta Tudanca (182-90, agency: ProDep Management) who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 9 rebounds and international point guard Melisa Gretter (161-93, agency: ProDep Management) who added 9 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side international swingman Natacha Perez (179-91) responded with 17 points and 8 rebounds. Lanus' coach Laura Cors rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Undefeated Union Florida have an impressive five-game winning streak. They keep a position of Sur leader. Defending champion Lanus dropped to the second place with one game lost. Union Florida are looking forward to face Velez S. (#4) in Sarsfield in the next round. Lanus will have a break next round.
Important game to mention about took place in . Third ranked Estrella Berisso (3-2) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 5th ranked Rocamora (1-4) 58-56 on Friday evening. The winners were led by the former international forward Andrea Boquete (183-90) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds and Ornella Santana supported her with 13 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Even a double-double of 15 points and 15 rebounds by Brazilian center Tatiana Conceicao (187-81, college: SE Missouri St.) did not help to save the game for Rocamora. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Estrella Berisso maintains third position in Sur with 3-2 record having just two points less than leader Union Florida. Rocamora at the other side keeps the fifth place with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Quimsa (3-3) against fourth ranked Olimpico LB (1-4) on Wednesday night. Host Quimsa was defeated by Olimpico LB in Santiado Estero 80-70. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Quimsa. Johanna Puchetti fired 23 points for the winners. Gisela Vega produced a double-double by scoring 21 points and 17 rebounds for lost side. Newly promoted Olimpico LB maintains fourth position in Norte with 1-4 record, which they share with Hindu. Quimsa at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the third place with three games lost. Olimpico LB will meet at home Hindu (#4) in the next round. Quimsa will have a break next round.
Hindu has registered their first victory this season after four consecutive losses. They used home court advantage to defeat Olimpico LB (1-4) 71-63. It was a very good performance for Irene Gari who helped to win the game recording 33 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds. It was the only win of host team this round and in all other games visitors recorded victories. Hindu left bottom position moving up to fourth place in Norte, which they share with defeated Olimpico LB. Hindu's next round opponent will be again Olimpico LB (#5) in La Banda.
Bottom-ranked Penarol (0-5) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fifth consecutive match to fourth ranked Velez S. (2-3) 70-58 on Friday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of Macarena Rosset who helped to win the game recording 21 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists. Velez S.'s coach used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Velez S. maintains fourth position in Sur with 2-3 record. Loser Penarol still closes the standings with five games lost. Velez S. will face league's leader Union Florida on the road in the next round and it may be the game of the week.

Group NORTE
Hindu - Olimpico LB 71-63

Hindu has registered their first victory this season after four consecutive losses. They used home court advantage to defeat Olimpico LB (1-4) 71-63. It was a very good performance for Spanish swingman Irene Gari (185-94, college: Georgia Tech, agency: ProDep Management) who helped to win the game recording 33 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds. American forward Jessica Richardson (180, college: S.Utah) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. E Benonaih-Jumbo replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds and American center Ashley Ezeh (185, college: Texas St.) added 11 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Olimpico LB. It was the only win of host team this round and in all other games visitors recorded victories. Hindu left bottom position moving up to fourth place in Norte, which they share with defeated Olimpico LB. Hindu's next round opponent will be again Olimpico LB (#5) in La Banda.
Top scorers:
Olimpico LB: L.Aliaga 18+3reb, E.Benonaih-Jumbo 17+11reb+1ast, A.Ezeh 11+11reb+5ast, S.Daniela Gomez 8+6reb+2ast, J.Puchetti 5+3reb+3ast, M.Mercado 2+3reb+1ast
Hindu: I.Gari 33+5reb+1ast, R.Carosio 13+8reb+2ast, J.Richardson 11+10reb+3ast, A.Duarte 9+4reb+3ast, A.Robinson 5+13reb+1ast, M.Barzola 0+1ast
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Quimsa - Olimpico LB 70-80

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Quimsa (3-3) against fourth ranked Olimpico LB (1-4) on Wednesday night. Host Quimsa was defeated by Olimpico LB in Santiado Estero 80-70. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Quimsa. The game was mostly controlled by Olimpico LB. Quimsa managed to win third quarter 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Power forward Johanna Puchetti (191-87) fired 23 points for the winners. Paraguayan point guard Maria Mercado (162-89) chipped in 14 points and 6 assists. The former international center Gisela Vega (188-82, agency: ProDep Management) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points and 17 rebounds and Spanish forward Maria Royo (178-86) added 18 points respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Newly promoted Olimpico LB maintains fourth position in Norte with 1-4 record, which they share with Hindu. Quimsa at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the third place with three games lost. Olimpico LB will meet at home Hindu (#4) in the next round. Quimsa will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Quimsa: G.Vega 21+17reb+3ast, M.Royo 18+3reb+2ast, N.Rios 12+2reb, I.German 10+6reb+1ast, A.Ledesma 4+3reb+1ast, D.Lasso 3+2reb+2ast
Olimpico LB: J.Puchetti 23+4reb+1ast, M.Mercado 14+4reb+6ast, A.Ezeh 14+6reb, S.Daniela Gomez 12+6reb+1ast, L.Aliaga 7+2reb+4ast, E.Benonaih-Jumbo 5+6reb+2ast
gschID: 544745


Group SUR
Penarol - Velez S. 58-70

Bottom-ranked Penarol (0-5) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fifth consecutive match to fourth ranked Velez S. (2-3) 70-58 on Friday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Velez S.. Penarol was better in third quarter 19-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Velez S. forced 22 Penarol turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of international swingman Macarena Rosset (178-91, agency: Players Group) who helped to win the game recording 21 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists and the former international point guard Sandra Pavon (175-85) who added 16 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Velez S.'s coach used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American guard Kama Griffitts (183-91, college: Arizona) responded with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists and Croatian center Jovana Mandic (193-92, college: Nicholls St., agency: ProDep Management) scored 8 points and 12 rebounds. Velez S. maintains fourth position in Sur with 2-3 record. Loser Penarol still closes the standings with five games lost. Velez S. will face league's leader Union Florida on the road in the next round and it may be the game of the week.
Top scorers:
Penarol: K.Griffitts 15+8reb+7ast, C.Selent 11+5reb+1ast, V.De Cabo 9+4reb+3ast, J.Mandic 8+12reb, T.Dell Olio 6+4reb, J.Torruela 5+3reb+2ast
Velez S.: M.Rosset 21+9reb+8ast, S.Pavon 16+8reb+3ast, M.Pavicich 8+5reb+2ast, O.Pag 6+4reb, M.Garcia Leon 6+2reb+1ast, E.Garcia Leon 5+3reb
gschID: 544748


Lanus - Union Florida 51-61

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Lanus (4-1) at the home court on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by Union Florida (5-0) 61-51. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Lanus. It was a key game for the top position in Sur. Worth to mention a great performance of Spanish swingman Marta Tudanca (182-90, agency: ProDep Management) who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 9 rebounds and international point guard Melisa Gretter (161-93, agency: ProDep Management) who added 9 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side international swingman Natacha Perez (179-91) responded with 17 points and 8 rebounds and international power forward Victoria Llorente (184-96, agency: ProDep Management) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds. Lanus' coach Laura Cors rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Union Florida have an impressive five-game winning streak. They keep a position of Sur leader. Defending champion Lanus dropped to the second place with one game lost. Union Florida are looking forward to face Velez S. (#4) in Sarsfield in the next round. Lanus will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Lanus: N.Perez 17+8reb+1ast, V.Llorente 13+10reb+1ast, A.Burani 8+3reb, F.Llorente 6+3reb, S.Rodriguero 3+2ast, A.Jourdhuil 2+2reb
Union Florida: M.Tudanca 15+9reb+1ast, R.Williams 9+5reb+2ast, M.Gretter 9+7reb+3ast, D.Cabrera 8+7reb+1ast, D.Benvenuto 8+3reb, F.Martinez 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 544749


Rocamora - Estrella Berisso 56-58

Important game to mention about took place in . Third ranked Estrella Berisso (3-2) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 5th ranked Rocamora (1-4) 58-56 on Friday evening. Estrella Berisso forced 21 Rocamora turnovers. The winners were led by the former international forward Andrea Boquete (183-90) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds and international power forward Ornella Santana (183-90) supported her with 13 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Even a double-double of 15 points and 15 rebounds by Brazilian center Tatiana Conceicao (187-81, college: SE Missouri St.) did not help to save the game for Rocamora. Point guard Liliana Tamburlini (-81) added 12 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists for lost side. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Estrella Berisso maintains third position in Sur with 3-2 record having just two points less than leader Union Florida. Rocamora at the other side keeps the fifth place with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Rocamora: T.Conceicao 15+15reb+1ast, I.Sangali 15+5reb+1ast, L.Tamburlini 12+9reb+7ast, C.Suarez 7+5reb, I.Figueroa 3+1ast, A.Graziani 2+2reb
Estrella Berisso: A.Boquete 14+12reb+3ast, O.Santana 13+9reb+4ast, M.Sancisi 11+1reb, C.Cabanez 7+2reb, G.Coz 6+2reb+1ast, C.Coz 5+9reb+2ast
gschID: 544747





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Play Off celebrate the title - by Greg

Play Off - Celik 78-57

Play Off celebrate the title after downing Celik 3-0 in the championship series. The hosts registered third consecutive victory 78-57. Play Off took an early lead and kept it until the final whistle. Nikolina Dzebo poured in 25 points for the winners, Cierra Ceazer added 22. Nedzla Kovacevic responded with 13 for Celik.



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A1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Khadijah SHUMPERT
  Panathli.
  (188-F/C-93)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Shumpert, Panathli.20.2 
 2. Hampton, Panathin.20.0 
 3. McKenzie, Aris T.19.6 
 4. Campbell, PAOK17.5 
 5. Healy, Panionios17.3 
 6. Brown, Dafni Agioy16.5 
 7. Cheslek, Dafni Agioy15.6 
 8. Skrba, Proteas15.6 
 9. Kizer, Olympiacos15.5 
 10. Brown, Niki L.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stephany SKRBA
  Proteas
  (188-F-87)
  Avg: 13
 1. Skrba, Proteas13.0 
 2. Campbell, PAOK11.7 
 3. McKenzie, Aris T.11.4 
 4. Brown, Niki L.11.0 
 5. Hampton, Panathin.10.8 
 6. Healy, Panionios10.6 
 7. Cheslek, Dafni Agioy10.6 
 8. Boykin, Panathlitikos9.9 
 9. Shumpert, Panathli.9.7 
 10. Williams, Athinaikos9.4 
Assists Per Game
 Olga CHATZINIKOLAOU
  Olympiac.
  (181-F/G-81)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Chatzinikola., Olympiac.7.1 
 2. Lymoura, PAOK6.4 
 3. Balta, Athinaikos6.3 
 4. Nikolopoulou, Proteas5.3 
 5. Stavridou, Panathli.4.3 
 6. Adams, Panathin.4.3 
 7. Spatharou, Kronos A.4.2 
 8. Axiopoulou, Dafni A.4.1 
 9. Maltsi, Olympiacos3.9 
 10. Alexandri, Dafni A.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Corin ADAMS
  Panathin.
  (174-G-88)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Adams, Panathin.3.1 
 2. Albanez, Athinaikos2.7 
 3. Chatzinikola., Olympiac.2.6 
 4. Maltsi, Olympiacos2.3 
 5. Balta, Athinaikos2.3 
 6. Avtzi, Kronos AD2.1 
 7. Brown, Niki L.2.1 
 8. McKenzie, Aris T.2.1 
 9. Tranta, Aris T.2.1 
 10. Johnson, Olymp.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Shelby CHESLEK
  Dafni Agioy
  (196-C-92)
  Avg: 1
 1. Cheslek, Dafni Agioy1.0 
 2. Campbell, PAOK0.8 
 3. Skrba, Proteas0.7 
 4. Williams, Athinaikos0.7 
 5. Montgomery, Aris T.0.6 
 6. Johnson, Olymp.0.6 
 7. Chatzigiakou., Prote.0.5 
 8. Albanez, Athinaikos0.5 
 9. Vines, PAOK0.5 
 10. Margariti, Terpsithea0.5 



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  HOLLAND  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Tanya BROERING
  Loon L.
  (178-G-84)
  Avg: 18.1
 1. Broering, Loon L.18.1 
 2. Essenstam, Binne.14.3 
 3. Klein, Den Helder14.3 
 4. Kuijt, Lekdetec.nl13.7 
 5. Guijt, Binnenland12.3 
 6. Beld, Grasshoppers11.1 
 7. Klerx, Lekdetec.nl11.0 
 8. Ligthart, Loon L.11.0 
 9. Bettonvil, Lekdetec.10.9 
 10. van-Veen, Den H.10.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jill BETTONVIL
  Lekdetec.
  (188-F-92)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Bettonvil, Lekdetec.7.7 
 2. Pruijs, Amazone7.3 
 3. Van-der-Plas, Grasshop.7.3 
 4. Broering, Loon L.7.0 
 5. Ligthart, Loon L.6.9 
 6. Bettonvil, Lekdetec.6.9 
 7. Essenstam, Binne.6.8 
 8. Jongeling, Lekdetec.6.8 
 9. Jez, Royal Eagles6.7 
 10. Hoveling, Amazone6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Maaike KLEIN
  Den Helder
  (177-G-90)
  Avg: 5
 1. Klein, Den Helder5.0 
 2. Kuijt, Lekdetec.nl4.8 
 3. van-Veen, Den H.4.8 
 4. Broering, Loon L.4.5 
 5. van-Vlijmen, Royal E.4.1 
 6. Dobner, Royal E.3.6 
 7. Hoveling, Amazone3.5 
 8. van-Hulsen, Binne.3.3 
 9. Van-Den-Adel, Binnenla.3.0 
 10. Ligthart, Loon L.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Danielle PRUIJS
  Amazone
  (184-PF-97)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Pruijs, Amazone3.5 
 2. Broering, Loon L.2.9 
 3. Hoveling, Amazone2.6 
 4. Bettonvil, Lekdetec.2.5 
 5. Klein, Den Helder2.4 
 6. Van-D., Binnenland2.3 
 7. van-Hulsen, Binne.2.3 
 8. Ligthart, Loon L.2.1 
 9. van-Veen, Den H.1.9 
 10. Klerx, Lekdetec.nl1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Marieke VAN SCHIE
  Grasshop.
  (178-SG-97)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. van-Schie, Grasshop.1.2 
 2. Jong, Amazone0.9 
 3. Lutje, Rotterdam0.9 
 4. Steggink, Royal E.0.8 
 5. Jongeling, Lekdetec.0.7 
 6. Peek, Royal Eagles0.6 
 7. de-Jonge, Lekdetec.0.6 
 8. Zappeij, Den Helder0.6 
 9. Schoen, Lekdetec.nl0.6 
 10. Bouman, Amazone0.5 


Eredivisie Round 2 of Finals. Grasshoppers claim second straight win - by Eurobasket News

Lekdetec.nl - Grasshoppers 51-65

Grasshoppers defeated Lekdetec.nl to take 2-0 lead in the championship series. The best player for the winners was power forward Ingrid Van-der-Plas (178-91) who scored 11 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international forward Sharon Beld (186-88) chipped in 13 points. Four Grasshoppers players scored in double figures. Grasshoppers' coach Rick Driessen used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international guard Karin Kuijt (175-90) produced 20 points and 4 assists and the former international forward Jill Bettonvil (188-92) added 8 points and 11 rebounds respectively for the hosts.
Top scorers:
Lekdetec.nl: K.Kuijt 20+1reb+4ast, J.Bettonvil 8+11reb, L.Bettonvil 8+6reb+2ast, J.Klerx 7+1ast, R.Jongeling 4+3reb, K.Biesters 2+2reb+1ast
Grasshoppers: S.Beld 13+2reb+2ast, I.Sanchez 12+3reb+2ast, I.Van der Plas 11+8reb+4ast, F.Kuyt 11+1reb+1ast, N.Driessen 6+1reb, M.Hordijk 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 547077





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  HUNGARY  


PEAC-Pecs land Maja Vucurovic - by Eurobasket News

PEAC-Pecs (A Division) tabbed 26-year old Serbian ex-international power forward Maja Vucurovic (187-91, agency: ProDep Management). She played most recently at Gruner Stern Keltern in German DBBL. In 10 Eurocup games she averaged 12.6ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.0spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Vucurovic played at Handicap in Czech Republic where in 23 games she had very impressive stats: 18.3ppg, 8.3rpg, 1.8apg and 1.9spg. She can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Czech Rep. D1 2nd Team and All-Bosmans Team.
She won Polish PLKK championship title in 2011.
Vucurovic was also a member of Serbian international program for some years. She played for Serbian Senior National Team in 2014 and previously for U18 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
Vucurovic represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 in Serbia six years ago. Her team got to the Semifinals and her stats at that event were 9 games: 7.6ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 46.8%, 3PT: 16.7%, FT: 45.5%.
Vucurovic is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball she experienced life in seven different countries playing on three different continents. She is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Vucurovic has played previously professionally in Belgium (Declercq Stortbeton), France (Mondeville), Romania (Alexandria), Spain (Real Celta Vigo), Poland (Wisla Can-Pack), Serbia (Radivoj Korac) and Ecuador (Santa Maria).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nico_prodep)

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  ITALY  


San Martino keeps Mahoney for another season - by Eurobasket News

Fila San Martino Di Lupari (Serie A1) re-signed experienced 34-year old American forward Megan Mahoney (183-83, college: Kansas State, agency: LBM Management). She was a team leader there last season. In 8 Serie A1 games she recorded very impressive stats: 15.5ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.8apg and 1.1spg.
The previous (15-16) season Mahoney played at Villeneuve D'Ascq in French LFB. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and she had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 26 games she averaged 8.7ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.8apg. Mahoney helped them to make it to the semifinals. She also played 13 games in Euroleague where she got 6.8ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.0apg and 1.1spg. Mahoney also played 6 games in Eurocup where she got 8.2ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.0apg and 1.0spg.
Among other achievements she played in the final of French LFB in 2015. Mahoney received also Eurobasket.com EuroCup All-Imports Team award in 2015.
She has played also professionally in WNBA (Connecticut Sun), Italy (Parma, Taranto and Lucca) and Iceland (Haukar).
Mahoney attended Kansas State until 2005 and it will be her 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Serie A2 Round 1 of Finals - by Eurobasket News

Sesto SG - Ferrara 70-54

Sesto SG won first battle in the final series against Ferrara. Sesto SG dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Ferrara's 26. They outrebounded Ferrara 41-20 including a 27-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. The former international forward Elisa Ercoli (191-95, agency: SPORTlab Agency) nailed a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winning side and Beatrice Barberis (178-95, agency: SPORTlab Agency) accounted for 13 points and 8 rebounds. Forward Elena Ramo (185-94) came up with 15 points and forward Nene Diene (180-92) added 8 points respectively for Ferrara in the defeat.
Top scorers:
Sesto SG: E.Ercoli 20+13reb+1ast, B.Barberis 13+8reb+2ast, G.Arturi 12+4reb+4ast, V.Galbiati 9+5reb+3ast, V.Schieppati 8+6reb+2ast, F.Gambarini 8+5reb+3ast
Ferrara: E.Ramo 15+3reb, I.Cigic 8+1ast, N.Diene 8+3reb+2ast, R.Cupido 6+3reb+2ast, F.Santarelli 6+3reb+1ast, L.Miccio 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 546883


Bologna - Vicenza 68-52

Bologna made first step to get promotion to Serie A1 as they defeated Vicenza 68-52 in Game 1 of the finals. Bologna outrebounded Vicenza 32-15 including a 26-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. Power forward Chiara Cadoni (182-94) stepped up and scored 12 points and 7 rebounds for the winners and point guard Federica Franceschelli (180-97) chipped in 11 points and 5 rebounds. Bologna's coach Paolo Andreoli used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side power forward Giuditta Nicolodi (185-95, agency: SPORTlab Agency) responded with 15 points and swingman Irene Pieropan (180-91) scored 12 points (made all of her eight free throws).
Top scorers:
Bologna: C.Cadoni 12+7reb, F.Franceschelli 11+5reb, F.Nannucci 9+3ast, E.Tassinari 9+2reb, A.Tava 9+1reb+1ast, C.Mini 7+4reb+5ast
Vicenza: G.Nicolodi 15+4reb+1ast, I.Pieropan 12+3reb+2ast, T.Jakovina 10+5reb+1ast, M.Giulia Pegoraro 4+2ast, V.Stoppa 4+1reb, L.Ferri 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 546882





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  NEW ZEALAND  


WBC Round 5: Harbour B. hands first loss to undefeated Canterbury W. - by Eurobasket News

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Canterbury W. (7-1) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by ninth ranked Harbour B. (1-4) 67-55. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Canterbury W.. Canterbury W. was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 22-9 charge of Harbour B., which allowed them to win the game. Harbour B. left bottom position moving up to eighth place. Defending champion Canterbury W. still keeps top position with one game lost. Harbour B. are looking forward to face Tauranga CC (#10) in the next round. Canterbury W. will have a break next round.
Bottom-ranked Tauranga CC is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their sixth consecutive match to fourth ranked Waikato W. (5-1) 63-53. Waikato W. have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Taranaki T. Tauranga CC at the other side still closes the standings with six games lost. They share the position with Tokerau P.. Waikato W. will play against Taranaki T. (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Tauranga CC will play against Harbour B. (#8) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Bottom-ranked Tokerau P. is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their sixth consecutive match to third ranked Taranaki T. (5-1) 79-21 on Saturday evening. Taranaki T. have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain third place with 5-1 record having 2 victories less than leader Canterbury W., which they share with Waikato W. Loser Tokerau P. still closes the standings with six games lost. They share the position with Tauranga CC. Taranaki T. will meet at home Waikato W. (#4) in the next round. Tokerau P. will play against Tauranga CC (#10) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.

In the last game of round 5 Auckland LR was smashed by Waikato C. on the road 62-42.

Waikato C. - Auckland LR 62-42

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Waikato C. (6-1) crushed at home 7th ranked Auckland LR (2-4) 62-42 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 40-15 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Waikato C. dominated on the defensive end, holding Auckland LR to just 7 points in third quarter. Waikato C. have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain second place with 6-1 record behind leader Canterbury W. Loser Auckland LR keeps the seventh position with four games lost. Waikato C. will meet Capital S. (#5) in the next round. Auckland LR will have a break next round.
gschID: 546224


Canterbury W. - Harbour B. 55-67

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Canterbury W. (7-1) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by ninth ranked Harbour B. (1-4) 67-55. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Canterbury W.. Canterbury W. was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 22-9 charge of Harbour B., which allowed them to win the game. Harbour B. left bottom position moving up to eighth place. Defending champion Canterbury W. still keeps top position with one game lost. Harbour B. are looking forward to face Tauranga CC (#10) in the next round. Canterbury W. will have a break next round.
gschID: 546222


Tauranga CC - Waikato W. 53-63

Bottom-ranked Tauranga CC is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their sixth consecutive match to fourth ranked Waikato W. (5-1) 63-53. The game was mostly controlled by Waikato W.. Tauranga CC was better in third quarter 16-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Tauranga CC to just 7 points in second quarter. Waikato W. have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Taranaki T. Tauranga CC at the other side still closes the standings with six games lost. They share the position with Tokerau P.. Waikato W. will play against Taranaki T. (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Tauranga CC will play against Harbour B. (#8) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 546223


Taranaki T. - Tokerau P. 79-21

Bottom-ranked Tokerau P. is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their sixth consecutive match to third ranked Taranaki T. (5-1) 79-21 on Saturday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Taranaki T.. Tokerau P. managed to win third quarter 11-8. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Taranaki T. have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain third place with 5-1 record having 2 victories less than leader Canterbury W., which they share with Waikato W. Loser Tokerau P. still closes the standings with six games lost. They share the position with Tauranga CC. Taranaki T. will meet at home Waikato W. (#4) in the next round. Tokerau P. will play against Tauranga CC (#10) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 546225





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  POLAND  


Wisla Can-Pack added Giedre Paugaite - by Grzegorz Ozog

Lithuanian 26-years old center Giedre Paugaite (193-C/F-90) moved form TTT Riga to Polish vice-champion TS Wisla Can-Pack Krakow. It was today second transfer made by the team form Poland after signed Maurita Reid (172-PG-85, college: Miami, FL).

Giedre Paugaite last season spent in Latvian TTT Riga. She played totally 40 games scored 11.4ppg, 6.7rbp and 1.6apg.

Season 2016-2017: TTT Riga (Latvia-NBL, starting five): Eurocup: 8 games: 11.5ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.1apg, 1.3spg, Blocks-3 (1.9bpg), FGP: 45.3%, FT: 61.5%; EEWBL: 11 games: 9.7ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.8apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 41.3%, FT: 78.8%; Latvian LSBL: 21 games: 12.9ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.8apg, Blocks-2 (1.5bpg), FGP: 54.6%, FT: 77.5%



Energa Torun signs Dalia Belickaite - by Grzegorz Ozog

Energa Torun added to their roster 20-years old Lithuanian shooting guard Dalia Belickaite (177-SG-96). Last season she spent in Hoptrans-Sirenos Kaunas, in 27 games she scored 9.9ppg, 3.4rpg and 2.1. Team form Torun before added to the roster Polish shooting guard Agnieszka Skobel (180-SG-89).

Season 2016-2017: Hoptrans-Sirenos Kaunas (LMKL): 27 games: 9.9ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.1apg, Steals-2 (2.7spg), FGP: 47.9%, 3PT-3 (40.4%), FT: 49.4%; Eurocup: 2 games: 13.0ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.0apg, 3.0spg.




Maurita Reid signs at Wisla Can-Pack Krakow - by Grzegorz Ozog

31-years old point guard Maurita Reid (172-PG-85, college: Miami, FL) signed contract in Polish League vice-champion TS Wisla Can-Pack Krakow.

Last season she played in Artego Bydgoszcz 35 games scored 14.6ppg, 7.7rpg and 6.1apg.

Season 2016-2017: Artego Bydgoszcz (Poland-BLK, starting five): 35 games: 14.6ppg, 7.7rpg, Assists-5 (6.1apg), Steals-2 (2.9spg), FGP: 47.4%, 3PT: 23.9%, FT: 80.6%



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  SERBIA  


PEAC-Pecs land Maja Vucurovic - by Eurobasket News

PEAC-Pecs (A Division) tabbed 26-year old Serbian ex-international power forward Maja Vucurovic (187-91, agency: ProDep Management). She played most recently at Gruner Stern Keltern in German DBBL. In 10 Eurocup games she averaged 12.6ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.0spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Vucurovic played at Handicap in Czech Republic where in 23 games she had very impressive stats: 18.3ppg, 8.3rpg, 1.8apg and 1.9spg. She can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Czech Rep. D1 2nd Team and All-Bosmans Team.
She won Polish PLKK championship title in 2011.
Vucurovic was also a member of Serbian international program for some years. She played for Serbian Senior National Team in 2014 and previously for U18 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
Vucurovic represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 in Serbia six years ago. Her team got to the Semifinals and her stats at that event were 9 games: 7.6ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 46.8%, 3PT: 16.7%, FT: 45.5%.
Vucurovic is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball she experienced life in seven different countries playing on three different continents. She is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Vucurovic has played previously professionally in Belgium (Declercq Stortbeton), France (Mondeville), Romania (Alexandria), Spain (Real Celta Vigo), Poland (Wisla Can-Pack), Serbia (Radivoj Korac) and Ecuador (Santa Maria).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nico_prodep)

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  SWITZERLAND  


Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Awards 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA 1st Team 2017
Niya Johnson
Johnson
Jackie Nared
Nared
Breanna Brock
Brock
Kristina Santiago
Santiago
Marielle Giroud
Giroud

Finals MVP: Marielle Giroud (182-F/C-87) of Helios
Player of the Year: Marielle Giroud (182-F/C-87) of Helios
Guard of the Year: Jackie Nared (183-G-90) of Riva
Forward of the Year: Kristina Santiago (185-F-89) of Aarau
Center of the Year: Marielle Giroud (182-F/C-87) of Helios
Import Player of the Year: Kristina Santiago (185-F-89) of Aarau
Domestic Player of the Year: Marielle Giroud (182-F/C-87) of Helios
Defensive Player of the Year: Chanise Jenkins (165-PG-92) of Bellinzona
Coach of the Year: Erik Lehmann of Helios

1st Team
G: Niya Johnson (173-G-93) of Aarau
G: Jackie Nared (183-G-90) of Riva
F: Breanna Brock (187-F-90) of Fribourg
F: Kristina Santiago (185-F-89) of Aarau
F/C: Marielle Giroud (182-F/C-87) of Helios

2nd Team
G: Sarah Halejian (175-G-92) of Castors Braine
G/F: Kristina King (5'11''-G/F-92) of GIE Matrix
F: Alexia Rol (181-F-89) of Fribourg
F: Asia Logan (184-F-92) of Pully
F/C: Julie Seabrook (189-F/C-90) of Riva

3rd Team
PG: Chanise Jenkins (165-PG-92) of Bellinzona
G: Caroline Turin (172-G-87) of Fribourg
F/C: Toia Giggetts (183-F/C-92) of Geneve Basket
F: Miriam Baumann (180-F-93) of Winterthur
C: Jasmine Hines (192-C-93) of Bellinzona

Honorable Mention
Jazmine Davis (170-G-93) of Fribourg
Nancy Fora (176-G-97) of Fribourg
Sarah Kershaw (178-SF-85) of Helios
Carole Leclair (185-F-89) of Geneve Basket
Jalinka Michaux (172-F-87) of Geneve Basket
Meline Franchina (184-F-98) of Pully
Luisa Avila Lopez (183-F-90) of Bellinzona
Acheil Tac (188-F-93) of Helios
Katia Clement (184-C-85) of BBC Troist.
Melanie Devaux (170-PG-92) of Avenir
Andrea Hajdune Csaszar (196-C-82) of BBC Troist.

All-Domestic Players Team
G: Caroline Turin (172-G-87) of Fribourg
SF: Sarah Kershaw (178-SF-85) of Helios
F: Alexia Rol (181-F-89) of Fribourg
F: Miriam Baumann (180-F-93) of Winterthur
F/C: Marielle Giroud (182-F/C-87) of Helios

All-Imports Team
G: Niya Johnson (173-G-93) of Aarau
G: Jackie Nared (183-G-90) of Riva
F: Breanna Brock (187-F-90) of Fribourg
F: Kristina Santiago (185-F-89) of Aarau
F/C: Julie Seabrook (189-F/C-90) of Riva



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  TURKEY  

TBB2L Stats Leaders - by Greg

Points Per Game
 Nirra FIELDS
  Edremit
  (175-G-93)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Fields, Edremit24.3 
 2. Grant, Edremit22.2 
 3. Houston, Elazig21.7 
 4. Covington, Edirne20.4 
 5. Goodlett, Mersin U.19.8 
 6. Costa, Mersin K.19.6 
 7. Staschuk, Urla BLD19.4 
 8. Parker, Mersin G.18.6 
 9. Schlemer, Istanbul.18.0 
 10. Selby, Bodrum17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sharon HOUSTON
  Elazig
  (191-F/C-88)
  Avg: 16.3
 1. Houston, Elazig16.3 
 2. Parker, Mersin G.13.7 
 3. Costa, Mersin K.13.6 
 4. Goodlett, Mersin U.12.8 
 5. Gordon, Orduspor12.6 
 6. McDonald, Yalova V.12.5 
 7. Schlemer, Istanbul.12.4 
 8. Staschuk, Urla BLD12.0 
 9. Mohammed, Orman.11.9 
 10. Covington, Edirne11.9 
Assists Per Game
 Esen OZDEMIR
  Elazig
  (--89)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Ozdemir, Elazig8.5 
 2. Gonen, Anadolu .6.7 
 3. Uygul, Mersin Univ.6.5 
 4. Ekiz, Mersin Kurtulus5.9 
 5. Uslular, Mersin G.5.9 
 6. Selby, Bodrum5.3 
 7. Kanat, Orduspor5.2 
 8. Ayyildiz, Ferko Ilgaz4.5 
 9. Sencebe, Bornova4.4 
 10. Aslan, Edremit4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Shay SELBY
  Bodrum
  (175-G-90)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Selby, Bodrum3.1 
 2. Parker, Mersin G.2.8 
 3. Tozlu, Edremit2.8 
 4. Grant, Edremit2.7 
 5. Ozcan, Orduspor2.6 
 6. Fields, Edremit2.6 
 7. Celebi, Cankaya2.5 
 8. Kumandanoglu, Urla B.2.3 
 9. Demir, Anadolu Univ.2.2 
 10. Sencebe, Bornova2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Corinne COSTA
  Mersin K.
  (193-F-)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Costa, Mersin K.2.9 
 2. Houston, Elazig2.3 
 3. Kritscher, Urla BLD2.0 
 4. Jordan, Bornova1.6 
 5. Parker, Mersin G.1.4 
 6. Staschuk, Urla BLD1.3 
 7. Tozlu, Edremit1.3 
 8. McDonald, Yalova V.1.1 
 9. Karatas, Bornova1.1 
 10. Schlemer, Istanbul.1.0 



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  UBA  


USBasket.com All-WUBA Awards 2017 - by Eurobasket Center

USBasket.com All-WUBA 1st Team 2017
Armelie Lumanu
Lumanu
Briana Williams
Williams
Carrie Washington
Washington
Hasina Muhammad
Muhammad
Jheri Booker
Booker

Co-Player of the Year: Armelie Lumanu (5'10''-G/F-88) of Southern G.
Co-Player of the Year: Briana Williams (5'7''-G-92) of GIE Matrix
Guard of the Year: Briana Williams (5'7''-G-92) of GIE Matrix
Forward of the Year: Armelie Lumanu (5'10''-G/F-88) of Southern G.
Center of the Year: Hasina Muhammad (6'1''-G-93) of Southern G.
Rookie of the Year: Briana Williams (5'7''-G-92) of GIE Matrix
Most Improved Player of the Year: Tiayra Green (5'10''-G/F-92) of GIE Matrix
Sixth Man of the Year: Shelby Parmer (5'4''-PG) of Vincennes Univ.
Euro Player of the Year: Kristina King (5'11''-G/F-92) of GIE Matrix
Defensive Player of the Year: Carrie Washington (6'0''-F/C-94) of GIE Matrix
Coach of the Year: J.D. Barnes of GIE Matrix

1st Team
G/F: Armelie Lumanu (5'10''-G/F-88) of Southern G.
G: Briana Williams (5'7''-G-92) of GIE Matrix
F/C: Carrie Washington (6'0''-F/C-94) of GIE Matrix
G: Hasina Muhammad (6'1''-G-93) of Southern G.
F/G: Jheri Booker (6'0''-F/G-89) of So.Cal S.

2nd Team
PG: Toynetta Johnson (5'8''-PG-92) of GIE Matrix
PG: Kendra Appling (5'7''-PG-87) of Georgia D.
G/F: Shenneika Smith (6'1''-G/F-89) of Southern G.
G/F: Azzie Knox (5'11''-G/F-85) of GIE Matrix
: Aqueelah Watkins of Georgia D.

Honorable Mention
Leanne Watson (5'11''-PF-89) of Georgia D.
Tiayra Green (5'10''-G/F-92) of GIE Matrix
Shelby Parmer (5'4''-PG) of Vincennes Univ.
Dee Dee Williams (6'0''-G-92) of GIE Matrix
Treasure Johnson (6'0''-SF) of Metro A. Sparks
Olivia Lee (SF-91) of Southern G.
Lexie Nelson (5'6''-G) of Atlanta LL
Iyuna Dugger (5'8''-PG) of Atlanta L.

All-Defensive 1st Team
F/C: Carrie Washington (6'0''-F/C-94) of GIE Matrix
G/F: Armelie Lumanu (5'10''-G/F-88) of Southern G.
G/F: Tiayra Green (5'10''-G/F-92) of GIE Matrix
F/G: Jheri Booker (6'0''-F/G-89) of So.Cal S.
G: Hasina Muhammad (6'1''-G-93) of Southern G.

All-Defensive 2nd Team
: Aqueelah Watkins of Georgia D.
PG: Toynetta Johnson (5'8''-PG-92) of GIE Matrix
G: Dee Dee Williams (6'0''-G-92) of GIE Matrix
PG: Shelby Parmer (5'4''-PG) of Vincennes Univ.
PG: Kendra Appling (5'7''-PG-87) of Georgia D.

All-Rookie Team
G: Briana Williams (5'7''-G-92) of GIE Matrix
G/F: Armelie Lumanu (5'10''-G/F-88) of Southern G.
F: Tiffany Marlow (5'10''-F-89) of Atlanta LL
G: Dee Dee Williams (6'0''-G-92) of GIE Matrix
G: Hasina Muhammad (6'1''-G-93) of Southern G.



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  WBCBL  


Georgia Soul Cruise to 3-0 Over the Weekend - by Willie McCray

The Georgia Soul sprinted to a double digit first quarter lead and was never challenged on the way to a 100-71 win over the Beaufort Bisons Saturday at Laney High School. Breonna O'Conner (5'3''-PG-95) scored 20 points, Rashay Rawls netted 19, Khadijiah Cave (6'3''-C-95) added 14 and LaCoya Terry (5'10''-F-87, college: E.Carolina) chipped in 13.

The Soul improved to 3-0 for the season ahead of next weekend's pair of home games, Saturday (3:00 P.M.) against the Winston Salem Warcats, and Sunday against the Georgia Stampede (4:00 P.M.).
The win over the Bison was a homecoming for Cave, who played in her first professional game after recently graduating from Baylor University, where she played for four seasons after starring at Laney during her high school days.

The Georgia Soul also Debut their very own Georgia Soul Dazzlers Dance Team.

Check out YouTube link to highlights: https://youtu.be/4J6y11j6uOI

The Georgia Soul's schedule and information about the team and its mission can be found at http://www.georgiasoulbasketball.com/

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Ernesia Wright at (706) 755-8059 or email at georgiasoulbasketball@gmail.com.

-Richard Dunn- Photo
-Chad Cook- Writer
AUG BBALL/ GA SOUL

WHO ARE WE

The Georgia Soul is a group of hard working young ladies who come together through basketball to form a sisterhood. The Georgia Soul believes in hard work, integrity, dignity, community involvement, and representing the CSRA.You may see a Georgia Soul during your everyday living in this city. We are hardworking professionals. We blend into the soul of our community. We love the game of basketball.

Purpose

The Georgia Soul Basketball Professional Developmental Organization is a newly founded women's Basketball Organization. We are seeking the finest basketball female players and role models in the CSRA. We are dedicated to helping fulfil childhood dreams of playing professional basketball.

Mission Statement

The mission of Georgia Soul Basketball Women's Professional Organization is to inspire women and provide opportunities to reach individual and team potential by providing members with mentorship, leadership, encouragement, sisterhood, community outreach and a passion to inspire others. This organization provides support and resources to encourage young female athletes to excel, both athletically and professionally.

Our Vision

Our vision exceeds beyond the reaches of basketball; we want to bridge gaps and transform young girls into women by providing mentorship, educational and scholarship resources, and teaching life skills to girls' basketball programs in the surrounding area.

Partnership

The Georgia Soul Women's Professional Developmental l Basketball Organization is delighted to announce its partnership as a community empowerment partner with the Georgia Sting Lady Basketball Youth Organization, a Columbia County based non-profit organization that builds character, confidence and self-esteem in young ladies through the use of 'old fashion' team work. The partnership will provide the Georgia Soul an opportunity to support the Georgia Sting Lady Basketball Youth Organization through mentorship, leadership, community involvement, and outreach activities that will inspire the youth to become leaders in every aspect of their lives.






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  WNBA  


Round 2: Sparks are new leaders - by Eurobasket News

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in WNBA. There were many interesting games last round.

Sparks defeated Mystics in Los Angeles 99-89. Sparks made 21-of-22 free shots (95.5 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was power forward Candace Parker (193-86, college: Tennessee) who scored 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Nigerian-American forward Nneka Ogwumike (189-90, college: Stanford) chipped in 23 points (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!). Swingman Elena Delle-Donne (196-89, college: Delaware) produced 27 points (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!) for the guests. Mystics will play next round against strong Sky trying to get back on the winning streak. Sparks will try to continue on its current victory against Dream in Atlanta.
Dream (2-1) recorded a loss in Atlanta. Hosts were defeated by Sky (1-2) 75-71. Guard Cappie Pondexter (175-83, college: Rutgers) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 assists. Stefanie Dolson contributed with 23 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocks (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. Guard Layshia Clarendon (175-91, college: California) replied with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists for Dream. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Sky will play against Sun (#6) in Uncasville in the next round. Dream will play at home against Sparks (#1) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game was played in Chicago where Dream (#1) beat host Sky (#5) 91-83 on Friday evening. Tiffany Hayes scored 23 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners. Cappie Pondexter responded with 22 points and 7 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Dream will meet at home Sparks in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Sky will play against Sun and hope to win that game.
A very interesting game took place in Dallas. It ended with only two-point home defeat of Wings (1-1) to Lynx (2-1) 89-87 on Saturday evening. Sylvia Fowles notched a double-double by scoring 27 points and 13 rebounds to lead the effort. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Lynx's next round opponent will be Silver Stars (#6) in San Antonio. Wings will play on the road against Mercury in Phoenix and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Important game to mention about took place in Indianapolis. Fever (1-2) saved a 2-point victory at home edging Sun (0-2) 81-79 on Saturday evening. The best player for the winners was Candice Dupree who scored 19 points and 6 rebounds. Fever's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Fever will face Storm (#4) in Seattle in the next round. Sun will play on the road against Sky in Chicago and hope to win that game.

Rest of the games of round 2 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Washington M. was defeated by Seattle S. in a road game 81-71. Winless S.Antonio SS was beaten by Phoenix M. at home 72-78. Minnesota L. destroyed New York L. on the opponent's court 90-71. Phoenix M. outscored Indiana F. in a home game 85-62.
The best stats of 2nd round was 26 points and 5 rebounds by Jewell Loyd of Seattle S..

Atlanta D. - Chicago S. 71-75

Dream (2-1) recorded a loss in Atlanta. Hosts were defeated by Sky (1-2) 75-71. They brought some defensive toughness making 11 blocks. Guard Cappie Pondexter (175-83, college: Rutgers) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 assists. Center Stefanie Dolson (196-92, college: Connecticut) contributed with 23 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocks (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. Guard Layshia Clarendon (175-91, college: California) replied with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists and power forward Elizabeth Williams (190-93, college: Duke) added 7 points and 13 rebounds in the effort for Dream. Four Dream players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Sky will play against Sun (#6) in Uncasville in the next round. Dream will play at home against Sparks (#1) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Chicago S.: S.Dolson 23+8reb+1ast, C.Pondexter 20+3reb+11ast, T.Young 12+3reb+2ast, C.Parker 7+6reb, J.Breland 6+12reb+2ast, I.Boyette 4+6reb
Atlanta D.: L.Clarendon 17+5reb+9ast, T.Hayes 17+3reb+1ast, B.Holmes 13+3reb+3ast, D.Dantas 12+5reb, E.Williams 7+13reb+2ast, S.Lyttle 5+6reb+2ast
gschID: 545610


Seattle S. - Washington M. 81-71

Storm used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Washington 81-71 on Sunday night. The best player for the winners was guard Jewell Loyd (178-93, college: Notre Dame) who scored 26 points and 5 rebounds. Israeli-American point guard Sue Bird (175-80, college: Connecticut) chipped in 9 points and 10 assists. Swingman Elena Delle-Donne (196-89, college: Delaware) produced 14 points and Tayler Hill (178-90, college: Ohio St.) added 13 points respectively for the guests. Four Mystics players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Storm will face Fever (#4) in Indianapolis in the next round. Mystics will play at home against Sky and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Seattle S.: J.Loyd 26+5reb+1ast, C.Langhorne 17+3reb, S.Bird 9+1reb+10ast, K.Mosqueda-Lewis 8+1reb+1ast, A.Clark 8+5reb+2ast, B.Stewart 6+5reb+2ast
Washington M.: E.Delle Donne 14+3reb, T.Hill 13+3reb, S.Walker-Kimbrough 10, I.Latta 10+2reb+1ast, E.Meesseman 6+3reb+1ast, T.Ruffin-Pratt 5+8reb+2ast
gschID: 545611


Dallas W. - Minnesota L. 87-89

A very interesting game took place in Dallas. It ended with only two-point home defeat of Wings (1-1) to Lynx (2-1) 89-87 on Saturday evening. The guests were ahead by 12 points but lost the second period ending it with a 1-point deficit before their 22-19 run, which allowed them to win the game. Lynx made 30-of-34 charity shots (88.2 percent) during the game. Lynx outrebounded Wings 37-25 including 17 on the offensive glass. 25 personal fouls committed by Wings helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Center Sylvia Fowles (198-85, college: LSU) notched a double-double by scoring 27 points and 13 rebounds to lead the effort and Maya Moore (183-89, college: Connecticut) supported her with 21 points and 5 assists. Even 22 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists by guard Skylar Diggins (175-90, college: Notre Dame) did not help to save the game for Wings. Guard Allisha Gray (183-95, college: S.Carolina) added 15 points for the hosts. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Lynx's next round opponent will be Silver Stars (#6) in San Antonio. Wings will play on the road against Mercury in Phoenix and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Minnesota L.: S.Fowles 27+13reb+1ast, M.Moore 21+4reb+5ast, S.Augustus 18+3reb+2ast, R.Brunson 7+11reb, R.Montgomery 6+1reb+1ast, L.Whalen 4+1reb+6ast
Dallas W.: S.Diggins 22+5reb+8ast, A.Gray 15+2reb+1ast, K.Thornton 9+2reb, C.Paris 9+5reb+1ast, G.Johnson 8+7reb, K.Christmas 7+1reb+3ast
gschID: 545609


Indiana F. - Connecticut S. 81-79

Important game to mention about took place in Indianapolis. Fever (1-2) saved a 2-point victory at home edging Sun (0-2) 81-79 on Saturday evening. The hosts trailed by 8 points after three quarters before their 29-19 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Fever made 28-of-29 free shots (96.6 percent) during the game. Sun was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was power forward Candice Dupree (188-84, college: Temple, agency: ProDep Management) who scored 19 points and 6 rebounds. Forward Erlana Larkins (185-86, college: N.Carolina) chipped in 12 points and 9 rebounds. Fever's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Bahamas center Jonquel Jones (198-94, college: G.Washington) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Morgan Tuck (188-94, college: Connecticut) added 13 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Four Fever and five Sun players scored in double figures. Fever will face Storm (#4) in Seattle in the next round. Sun will play on the road against Sky in Chicago and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Indiana F.: C.Dupree 19+6reb, T.Mitchell 14, S.Johnson 13+4reb+1ast, E.Larkins 12+9reb+2ast, E.Wheeler 6+3ast, N.Achonwa 5+1reb+1ast
Connecticut S.: J.Jones 19+12reb+4ast, A.Bentley 14+2reb+3ast, M.Tuck 13+6reb+1ast, L.Kizer 12+3reb, C.Williams 10+5reb+2ast, D.Adams 9
gschID: 545608


S.Antonio SS - Phoenix M. 72-78

No shocking result in a game in San Antonio where Mercury (2-1) defeated Silver Stars (0-3) 78-72 on Friday. Mercury made 28-of-34 free shots (82.4 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Mercury made 8 blocks. Silver Stars were plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was center Brittney Griner (203-90, college: Baylor) who had a double-double by scoring 20 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks. Guard Danielle Robinson (178-89, college: Oklahoma