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  ABA  



ABA welcomes Team Perseverance - by Gianni Pascucci

The Amercan Basketball Association (ABA) announced that Team Perseverance located in Sumter, SC has been added to the growing list of expansion teams getting set to begin play in November. "We have one great new team owner in Junko "Coach J" Allen," stated ABA Co-founder Joe Newman . "We have no doubt this will be a great organization on and off the court. Can't miss."
Coach Allen is a native New Yorker who now resides in Sumter, SC. She has served almost 24 years in the US Air Force; her first 3.5 spent as an intramural and varsity director and her last 20 years as an AF medic and Medical Clinic Manager. While in the AF, she began her coaching and officiating career.
She is the founder of Perseverance Basketball Association, a not-for-profit program that reaches out to "at risk" youth to provide a place of grace and a program that student athletes can learn the game of basketball while learning life skills.
"I am really looking forward to the challenge of owning and operating a team in the ABA. I have no doubt that we will be a force both on and off the court and we will do everything we can to make Sumter proud," added Ms. Allen. "Great works are done not by strength, but Perseverance."
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/teamperseverancebasketball or email coachj_perseverance@hotmail.com, or call 803 795 5513. Or visit www.abaliveaction.com



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  ANGOLA  


Libolo celebrate third straight win in Finals - by Eurobasket News

Recreativo do Libolo earned the third consecutive win in the BIC Finals. They edged Petroleos 106:103 on the road to move closer to the title. Olimpio Cipriano (194-F-82) stepped up with 26 points to lead the winners.
Petroleos and Libolo stayed close throughout the game. They went neck and neck before Libolo unloaded 36 points in the fourth period and snatched the win. Pedro Bastos (191-G-93) delivered game-high 34 points for the home side.
In the meantime 1 de Agosto claimed the Bronze medals. They edged Interclube 96:82 in the decisive third game of the consolation finals series.



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  ANTIGUA  


Baldwin Braves crowned champions - by Eurobasket News

Baldwin Braves conquered the Division I trophy. They beat Flyers 84:95 on the road to celebrate 3-1 win in the series. Lennox McCoy (188-G-77, college: Cent.Oklahoma) produced 34 points to pace the champions. Baldwin Braves stayed in charge throughout the first half. They accumulated a 46:41 halftime lead. Flyers stayed in the game unloading 27 points in the third term. But the Braves used a 22:16 rally in the final stanza to ice the victory. Xavier Meade delivered 19 points for the winning side. Keroi Lee responded with 30 points for the Flyers.


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  ARGENTINA  

Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Dar TUCKER
  Estudian.
  (193-SG-88)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Tucker, Estudian.21.9 
 2. Green, Instituto19.9 
 3. Solano, Echague19.8 
 4. Sims, Regatas C.18.4 
 5. Quinteros, Regat.17.9 
 6. Deck, San Lorenzo17.8 
 7. Vildoza, Quilm.17.1 
 8. Redivo, Weber B.17.1 
 9. Mickeal, Atenas17.1 
 10. Harper, Quimsa16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Williams, Olimpico.11.9 
 2. Crawford, Argen.10.4 
 3. Clancy, Instituto10.0 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.9.3 
 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: 6.4
 1. Stanic, Olimpico.6.4 
 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. Figueroa, Penarol4.5 
 8. De-l., GECR I.4.5 
 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. Johnson, Weber B.1.7 
 5. Vildoza, Quilm.1.7 
 6. De-l., GECR I.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 


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bruno BAROVERO
  Union SF
  (194-G/F-90)
  Avg: 22
 1. Barovero, Union SF22.0 
 2. Dodson, Petr.Arg.20.5 
 3. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista20.0 
 4. McCullough, Alianza .19.9 
 5. Brown, La Union19.5 
 6. Brown, Mitre Tuc.19.2 
 7. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.17.7 
 8. Cutley, Atenas C.17.7 
 9. Villa, Gimnasia LP17.5 
 10. Pais, Platense17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Santiago GONZALEZ
  San I.
  (203-C-83)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Gonzalez, San I.12.6 
 2. Dodson, Petr.Arg.10.1 
 3. Cutley, Atenas C.9.1 
 4. Graham, Temperley8.9 
 5. Lauria, Comunica.8.5 
 6. Lockett, BHY T.8.4 
 7. Joseph, Obera TC8.2 
 8. Granado, Olimpo BB8.2 
 9. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista8.2 
 10. Okoye, Salta Basket7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Leonardo LA BELLA
  Gimnasia.
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. La-Bella, Gimnasia.7.9 
 2. Cajal, Independ.7.2 
 3. Merlo, Ciclista6.3 
 4. Cequeira, Villa A.5.2 
 5. Paletta, Hindu4.9 
 6. Correa, BHY T.4.5 
 7. Gandoy, Obera TC4.4 
 8. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.4.3 
 9. Franco, Alianza .4.2 
 10. Arese, Estudian.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Darnell DODSON
  Petr.Arg.
  (201-F-89)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Dodson, Petr.Arg.2.7 
 2. Pais, Platense2.2 
 3. Correa, BHY T.2.2 
 4. Punet, Salta Basket2.2 
 5. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.2.2 
 6. Brown, Mitre Tuc.1.9 
 7. Cequeira, Villa A.1.9 
 8. Harrison, Ciclista1.7 
 9. Lauria, Comunica.1.7 
 10. Merlo, Ciclista1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane HEYWARD
  Huracan
  (200-F-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Heyward, Huracan2.5 
 2. Efese, Gimnasia LP1.6 
 3. Jeronimo, Gimnasia.1.5 
 4. Lockett, BHY T.1.4 
 5. Stibbins, Union SF1.2 
 6. Deck, Obera TC1.2 
 7. Durley, San Isidro1.2 
 8. Stroud, Parque Sur1.1 
 9. Okoye, Salta Basket1.0 
 10. Moya, Hindu1.0 


TNA Round 3 of Semi-Finals: Comunicaciones enters the Finals - by Eurobasket News

Comunicaciones - Hindu 73-60

The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 73-60. Comunicaciones made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. It was a good game for Cameroonian power forward Gaston Essengue (203-83, college: UNLV) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds. Forward Nicolas Lauria (202-88) contributed with 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four Comunicaciones players scored in double figures. Comunicaciones' coach Fernando Rivero used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Center Pablo Moya (203-83) answered with 18 points and 8 rebounds and American Kenny Jones (198-84, college: Kentucky St., agency: DTMones) added 11 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Hindu.
Top scorers:
Comunicaciones: G.Essengue 15+11reb, N.Lauria 15+8reb+2ast, J.De Felippo 14+4reb+1ast, G.Torres 12+2reb, S.Ferreyra 7+2reb, C.Romero 4+5reb+1ast
Hindu: P.Moya 18+8reb+1ast, S.Mora 14+1ast, K.Jones 11+11reb+1ast, P.Fernandez 6+4reb+2ast, N.Paletta 6+4reb+2ast, M.Coronel 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 547490


Atenas Carmen - Estudiantes O. 91-79

The game was mostly controlled by Atenas. Estudiantes O. was better in third quarter 30-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 20-of-23 charity shots (87.0 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for American forward Scott Cutley (196-85, college: CS Fullerton) who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points and 9 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Howard Wilkerson (198-84, college: Wofford) helped adding 24 points (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Cutley is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. The best for the losing side was Italian center Emilio Dominguez (202-87) with 22 points and 7 rebounds and swingman Santiago Arese (196-87) scored 17 points and 5 assists. Five Atenas and four Estudiantes O. players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Atenas Carmen: H.Wilkerson 24+4reb+3ast, S.Cutley 20+9reb+3ast, H.Etchepare 15+4ast, E.Agostino 14+2reb, B.Oprandi 12+5reb+2ast, G.Peralta 4+1reb
Estudiantes O.: E.Dominguez 22+7reb+2ast, S.Arese 17+4reb+5ast, J.Gamazo 14+6reb, L.Portillo 11+3ast, R.Sanchez 8+4reb+1ast, D.Figueredo 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 547489





LigaA Round 2 of 1/8 Finals - by Eurobasket News

Argentino - GECR Indalo 85-68

The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 85-68. Argentino dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to GECR Indalo's 28. The best player for the winners was American guard Novar Gadson (201-89, college: Rider, agency: DTMones) who scored 21 points. The former international point guard Luis Cequeira (180-85) chipped in 15 points and 8 assists. Dominican center Eloy Vargas (211-88, college: Kentucky, agency: Duran International) produced 20 points and 8 rebounds and American forward Shaquille Johnson (190-90, college: Marshall) added 13 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. GECR Indalo's coach Gonzalo Garcia rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Argentino: N.Gadson 21+3reb+2ast, L.Cequeira 15+2reb+8ast, E.Basabe 14+7reb+3ast, C.Crawford 12+8reb+3ast, J.Cangelosi 7+3reb+2ast, F.Zarate 6+3reb+1ast
GECR Indalo: E.Vargas 20+8reb+1ast, J.Manuel Rivero 18+1reb, S.Johnson 13+5reb+3ast, N.De los Santos 10+5reb+1ast, F.Haller 3+2reb, Y.Mensia 2
gschID: 546852


Weber Bahia - Quilmes MP 98-93

Quilmes MP trailed by 14 points after 3 quarters before a 34-25 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 93-98 at the end of the game. 29 personal fouls committed by Quilmes MP helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was international guard Lucio Redivo (183-94) who scored 35 points (!!!) and 5 assists. American center Anthony-Laveal Johnson (203-88, college: Fairfield) chipped in a double-double by scoring 22 points and 14 rebounds. Weber Bahia's coach Sebastian Ginobili used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. International guard Luca Vildoza (190-95) produced 27 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!) and Enzo Ruiz (193-88, agency: DTMones) added 20 points respectively for the guests.
Top scorers:
Weber Bahia: L.Redivo 35+4reb+5ast, A.Laveal Johnson 22+14reb+2ast, A.Ramos 12+2reb+2ast, M.Fjellerup 9+4reb+3ast, D.Summers 6+1reb, H.Jasen 6
Quilmes MP: L.Vildoza 27+6reb+4ast, E.Ruiz 20+1reb+2ast, E.Flor 16+1reb+5ast, I.Clark 9+5reb, I.Basualdo 8+6reb, M.Maciel 6+1reb
gschID: 546851


Olimpico LB - Instituto 89-81

The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 33-23 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Olimpico de La Banda shot 62.3 percent from the field. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Instituto helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was the former international point guard Maximiliano Stanic (178-78, agency: Players Group) who scored 20 points and 9 assists. The former international swingman Adrian Boccia (195-82) chipped in 18 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Four Olimpico de La Banda players scored in double figures. American swingman Rodney Green (196-88, college: La Salle) produced 26 points and 4 assists and British-American Darren Phillip (201-78, college: Fairfield, agency: DTMones) added 20 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests.
Top scorers:
Olimpico LB: M.Stanic 20+4reb+9ast, A.Boccia 18+5reb+7ast, D.Nesbitt 18+2reb+2ast, F.Van Lacke 11+3reb+6ast, K.Lamonte 7+1reb+2ast, D.Guaita 7+2reb
Instituto: R.Green 26+2reb+4ast, D.Phillip 20+6reb+2ast, G.Whelan 11+1reb+2ast, S.Clancy 8+9reb+2ast, D.Ciorciari 6+3reb+5ast, M.Gerlero 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 546850


Regatas C. - Libertad S. 82-77

The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 26-19. But Libertad Sunchales won second period 17-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Regatas Corrientes won last quarter 20-17. The best player for the winners was the former international Paolo Quinteros (188-79) who scored 26 points and 4 assists. The former international forward Pablo Espinoza (200-87) chipped in a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. International point guard Jose Vildoza (190-96, agency: Interperformances) produced 25 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and international point guard Juan Brussino (185-91) added 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for the guests.
Top scorers:
Regatas C.: P.Quinteros 26+2reb+4ast, D.Sims 23+2reb+5ast, P.Espinoza 16+11reb+3ast, F.Martina 7+1reb+1ast, S.Vidal 3+1reb+2ast, C.Troutman 3+10reb+2ast
Libertad S.: J.Vildoza 25+5reb+4ast, J.Brussino 16+6reb+6ast, J.Massey 14+5reb+1ast, M.Saglietti 7+1reb+1ast, S.Vega 7+4reb+1ast, L.Goldenberg 6+1reb+3ast
gschID: 546849





TNA Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Wins for Estudiantes O. and Comunicaciones - by Eurobasket News

Estudiantes O. - Atenas Carmen 87-77

Estudiantes O. beat Atenas Carmen to gain 2-0 lead in the series. Atenas was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Estudiantes O. had a 30-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. Italian center Emilio Dominguez (202-87) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Swingman Santiago Arese (196-87) contributed with 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Five Estudiantes O. players scored in double figures. American forward Scott Cutley (196-85, college: CS Fullerton) replied with 26 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and swingman Bruno Oprandi (192-85) added 14 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Atenas.
Top scorers:
Atenas Carmen: S.Cutley 26+8reb+4ast, E.Agostino 14+1ast, B.Oprandi 14+7reb, H.Etchepare 7+1reb+4ast, G.Peralta 7+5reb, H.Wilkerson 4+4reb+4ast
Estudiantes O.: E.Dominguez 21+12reb+2ast, S.Arese 16+9reb+4ast, J.Gamazo 15+1reb, L.Portillo 13+5reb+2ast, R.Sanchez 10+3reb+6ast, D.Figueredo 10+6reb+5ast
gschID: 547487


Hindu - Comunicaciones 64-67

Comunicaciones upset Hindu on the road to open 2-0 advantage. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Hindu won third quarter 14-10. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Comunicaciones players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Forward Nicolas Lauria (202-88) had a double-double by scoring 10 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Ariel Pau (184-84) chipped in 16 points during the contest. Comunicaciones' coach Fernando Rivero allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American Kenny Jones (198-84, college: Kentucky St., agency: DTMones) responded with 23 points and 6 rebounds and center Pablo Moya (203-83) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Hindu: K.Jones 23+6reb+2ast, P.Moya 16+10reb+2ast, M.Coronel 7+7reb+2ast, S.Picton 6+4reb, F.Vieta Stechina 4+2reb, S.Mora 3+2reb
Comunicaciones: A.Pau 16+2ast, G.Torres 11+4reb+1ast, N.Lauria 10+12reb+7ast, J.De Felippo 8+2reb+3ast, S.Ferreyra 8+4ast, M.Aristu 5
gschID: 547488





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  AUSTRIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marko CAR
  Furstenfeld
  (188-SG-85)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Car, Furstenfeld20.5 
 2. Vay, Arkadia19.4 
 3. Miletic, Vienna19.0 
 4. Clemmons, Vienna17.9 
 5. Lamesic, Wels17.2 
 6. Rados, Klostern.17.0 
 7. Stazic, Vienna16.8 
 8. McNealy, Oberwart16.5 
 9. Cumberbatch, Oberw.15.6 
 10. Maresch, UBSC G.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jozo RADOS
  Klostern.
  (208-C-93)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Rados, Klostern.11.8 
 2. Naylor, UBSC G.10.5 
 3. Vay, Arkadia8.8 
 4. Draskovic, Arkadia8.4 
 5. Lamesic, Wels7.8 
 6. Sarlija, Furstenfeld7.7 
 7. Traylor, Oberwart7.0 
 8. Ray, Vienna6.7 
 9. Gaidys, Gmunden6.6 
 10. Baptiste, Kapfe.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Benedikt DANEK
  Arkadia
  (176-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Danek, Arkadia7.4 
 2. Car, Furstenfeld5.8 
 3. Vujosevic, Kapfe.5.5 
 4. Jackson, Oberwart5.2 
 5. Stazic, Vienna5.1 
 6. Maresch, UBSC G.4.8 
 7. Clemmons, Vienna4.5 
 8. ONeal, Wels4.4 
 9. Friedrich, Gmunden4.2 
 10. Murati, Gmunden3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Derek JACKSON
  Oberwart
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Jackson, Oberwart2.6 
 2. Clemmons, Vienna2.0 
 3. Cumberbatch, Oberw.1.8 
 4. Miletic, Vienna1.7 
 5. Ojo, Gmunden1.4 
 6. Trmal, Arkadia1.4 
 7. Jandl, Furstenfeld1.4 
 8. Maresch, UBSC G.1.4 
 9. Payton, Wels1.4 
 10. Traylor, Oberwart1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Jamari TRAYLOR
  Oberwart
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Traylor, Oberwart1.4 
 2. Rados, Klostern.1.3 
 3. Draskovic, Arkadia1.2 
 4. Kuakumensah, Oberw.0.9 
 5. Steed, Gmunden0.9 
 6. Baptiste, Kapfe.0.9 
 7. Chan, Wels0.9 
 8. Naylor, UBSC G.0.8 
 9. Iliev, Furstenfeld0.8 
 10. Koch, Vienna0.8 


A Bundesliga Round 5 of Semi-Finals: Oberwart joins Kapfenberg in the Final - by Eurobasket News

Oberwart - Wels 77-67

Regular season champion finally claimed their Final spot as they defeated Wels at home in decisive Game 5.The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 23-8 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. American guard Chris McNealy (194-92, college: Cal-Irvine) orchestrated the victory by scoring 25 points. His fellow American import guard Andell Cumberbatch (196-93, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Octagon Europe) contributed with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. The former international Davor Lamesic (205-83, agency: Interperformances) answered with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists and the former international guard Lorenzo O'Neal (188-88) added 15 points and 6 assists in the effort for Raiffeisen Wels.
Top scorers:
Oberwart: C.McNealy 25+4reb+1ast, D.Jackson 16+3reb+1ast, A.Cumberbatch 16+7reb+5ast, B.Blazevic 7+6reb+2ast, S.Kaeferle 7+2reb, J.Traylor 4+2reb+2ast
Wels: D.Wright 17+5reb, L.O'Neal 15+2reb+6ast, D.Lamesic 10+13reb+5ast, A.Chan 8+2reb+1ast, D.Cigoja 7+4reb, K.Payton 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 547389





BK Dukes Klosterneuburg and Head Coach Zoran Kostic part ways - by Stefan Prager

The BK Klosterneuburg Dukes and head coach Zoran Kostic have parted ways. The club announced a statement today that Kostics contract was terminated on a mutual agreement because he has been offered a long term job by another team. Kostic is expected to sign with the Traiskirchen Lions on a four year agreement. He has alreday worked for the Lions from 2001 to 2014 in different positions.

Kostic came to the Dukes a year ago. He was believed to be the orchestrator in what the Dukes call "Project 2020". The main goal was to build a young team which is capable to be back on top of the league by 2020. The young Dukes team, hampered by many injuries this season, just managed to win 4 games and suffered 28 losses, 20 of them straight to close out the season. The Dukes finished the season on the bottom of the league. Rumours have it that ex head coach Armin Goettlicher could be back in Klosterneuburg when he finishes the season with UBC St. Poelten.



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  BELGIUM  

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. Troisfontain., Aalst.14.1 
 6. Tuttle, Limburg .14.1 
 7. Channels, Kango.13.9 
 8. Samhan, Leuven13.6 
 9. Ware, Antwerp13.6 
 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. Fields, Liege6.1 
 9. Tuttle, Limburg .6.1 
 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.5.6 
 3. Anderson, Limburg .4.9 
 4. Channels, Kango.4.8 
 5. Clark, Antwerp4.4 
 6. Loubry, Brussels4.4 
 7. Marnegrave, Spirou4.2 
 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. Clark, Antwerp1.4 
 6. Channels, Kango.1.4 
 7. Tuttle, Limburg .1.4 
 8. Muya, Brussels1.3 
 9. Billbury, Leuven1.3 
 10. Hertay, Liege1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Bill AMIS
  Aalstar
  (206-PF-87)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Amis, Aalstar1.4 
 2. Fields, Liege0.9 
 3. Fusek, Spirou0.9 
 4. Boukichou, Oostende0.8 
 5. Henry, Kangoeroes0.7 
 6. Bako, Leuven0.7 
 7. Ubel, Brussels0.7 
 8. Olah, Mons-Hainaut0.6 
 9. Ware, Antwerp0.6 
 10. Samhan, Leuven0.6 


Laurent Costantiello is the new Head Coach of Liege Basket - by Bert Larsimont

Earlier this week, several Belgian sports media have reported that Laurent Costantiello would become the new Head Coach of betFIRST Liege Basket next season.
Costantiello was already the manager of the club. He will now serve as Head Coach and will be assisted by Sacha Massot who replaced Thibaut Petit, dismissed in mid-March. Sacha Massot finished the past season as Head Coach at betFIRST Liege Basket.
Laurent Costantiello trained some teams in Belgium's Province of Namur in the past.
In the regular 2016-17 Euromillions League season, betFIRST Liege Basket finished last in the rankings and recorded only 6 wins after 36 rounds in the competition.
The club nevertheless remains quite ambitious and wants to build a nice basketball program by 2020. The staff also wishes to reach the Top 8 again very soon.

Source: http://www.liegebasket.be/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=875&cntnt01origid=25&cntnt01returnid=17




Crelan Okapi Aalstar lands Wesley Channels - by Bert Larsimont

Crelan Okapi Aalstar has found a new point guard for next season. The Flemish club has signed Wesley Channels (190-PG-88, college: Austin Peay St.). The transfer news was published on the official Okapi Aalstar website already yesterday and was relayed on the Euromillions League website earlier today.
This past season, Wesley Channels was one of the key players for Kangoeroes Basket Willebroek where he averaged 13.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.4 steals per game.
Channels also previously played for Mlekarna Miltra Novy Jicin in Czech Republic, BK Iskra Svit in Slovakia, WBC Raiffeisen Wels in Austria and Egis Kormend in Hungary.

Source: http://www.okapiaalstar.be/nieuws/welkom-wesley-channels/


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  BRAZIL  

Stats Leaders - BNL

Points Per Game
 Kendall ANTHONY
  Macae
  (173-PG-93)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Anthony, Macae20.7 
 2. Stallworth, Mogi20.5 
 3. Hettsheimer, Bauru19.9 
 4. Nardi-Duarte, Campo M.19.3 
 5. Holloway, Pinheiros19.0 
 6. Vieira, Flamengo18.5 
 7. Andrade, Bauru18.4 
 8. Mariano, Brasilia18.1 
 9. Garcia, Bauru17.7 
 10. Jackson, Vasco D.16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olivinha RODRIGUEZ
  Flame.
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Rodriguez, Flame.9.4 
 2. Hettsheimer, Bauru7.8 
 3. de-Souza, L.Sor.7.7 
 4. Maynard, Minas7.7 
 5. Giovannoni, Brasilia7.5 
 6. Andrade, Bauru6.8 
 7. Curnell, Mogi6.6 
 8. Mariano, Brasilia6.5 
 9. Klassmann, B.Cea.6.4 
 10. Lopez, Flamengo6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Fulvio DE ASSIS
  Brasilia
  (188-PG-81)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. de-Assis, Brasilia7.4 
 2. Anthony, Macae5.7 
 3. Borges, Franca5.6 
 4. Garcia, Bauru5.2 
 5. Pecos, Paulistano5.1 
 6. Rossetto, B.Cea.5.1 
 7. Dos-Santos, Vasco D.4.8 
 8. Rodgers, Minas4.7 
 9. Fischer, Flamengo4.7 
 10. Taylor, Mogi4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Larry TAYLOR
  Mogi
  (185-PG-80)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Taylor, Mogi1.9 
 2. Dawkins, Vitoria1.9 
 3. Jackson, Vasco D.1.8 
 4. Garcia, Bauru1.8 
 5. Curnell, Mogi1.7 
 6. Schneider, Macae1.6 
 7. Machado, B.Cea.1.6 
 8. Rodgers, Minas1.6 
 9. Bennett, Pinheiros1.5 
 10. Bresolin, Vitoria1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Leonardo KLASSMANN
  B.Cea.
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Klassmann, B.Cea.1.1 
 2. Nunes, Campo M.1.0 
 3. Mariano, Brasilia0.7 
 4. Castellar, Brasilia0.7 
 5. Dias-Silva, Pauli.0.7 
 6. Lenz, Pinheiros0.7 
 7. Teichmann, Pinheiros0.7 
 8. Camilo, Macae0.6 
 9. Vinicius, Caxias d.0.6 
 10. Tavares, L.Sorocaba0.6 


NBB Round 5 of Semi-Finals. Bauru join Paulistano in Finals - by Eurobasket News

Bauru - Pinheiros 66-60

Bauru topped Pinheiros to advance into NBB Finals. The hosts trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 66-60. The former international Jefferson Andrade (207-83) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists. The former international point guard Valtinho Silva (187-77) contributed with 10 points for the winners. American guard Desmond Holloway (191-90, college: Co.Carolina) answered with 15 points and Germerson Barbosa (202-93) added 11 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Pinheiros.
Top scorers:
Bauru: J.Andrade 17+11reb+7ast, J.Carlos Junior 11+4reb, V.Silva 10+4reb+3ast, G.Pereira 9+4reb, A.Garcia 8+6reb+3ast, S.Santos 6+3reb
Pinheiros: D.Holloway 15+4reb+2ast, G.Barbosa 11+7reb+1ast, R.Ansaloni 9+1reb+1ast, A.Neto 8+2reb+3ast, R.Lenz 6+3reb, C.Bennett 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 547491





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  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS  


St. Frances basketball standout Eral Penn commits to Long Island University Brooklyn - by David Edole

St. Frances senior forward Eral Penn, an All-Metro second-team selection in the 2016-17 season, has committed to Long Island University Brooklyn.

The 6-foot-5 Penn led the Panthers (16-18) with 16 points and nine rebounds -- both team highs as they advanced to the Baltimore Catholic League semifinals.

"He was our best player all year and led a young team with leadership and production. The sky's the limit for Eral and he's just scratching the surface getting better every day," St. Frances coach Nick Myles said.

Long Island plays Division I in the Northeast Conference and Penn will be playinig for first-year coach Derek Kellogg, who spent the past nine seasons as head coach at Massachusetts. Prior to that, he was an assistant coach at Memphis under current Kentucky coach John Calipari.

"It's a great fit with a new staff and being part of the first freshman class," Myles added.

Penn plans to major in business management.




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  BULGARIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 20
 1. Semple, Akademik.20.0 
 2. Ivanov, Levski19.6 
 3. Shelton, Rilski19.0 
 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. Bruinsma, Rilski16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 12
 1. Semple, Akademik.12.0 
 2. Shelton, Rilski10.4 
 3. Marincheshki, Spartak .9.4 
 4. Sekulovic, Balkan9.0 
 5. Zack, Lukoil Acad.8.8 
 6. Savic, Spartak .8.5 
 7. Bruinsma, Rilski8.2 
 8. Varbanov, Yambol8.1 
 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.6.3 
 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. Hadjirusev, Levski4.3 
 10. Bozov, Rilski4.2 
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.1.9 
 6. Marinov, Balkan1.8 
 7. Jones, Beroe1.8 
 8. Gibson, Beroe1.7 
 9. Hott, Balkan1.5 
 10. Avramov, Lukoil A.1.4 
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. Petkov, Yambol0.7 
 7. Savic, Spartak .0.7 
 8. Zack, Lukoil Acad.0.7 
 9. Daniels, Balkan0.6 
 10. Marincheshki, Spartak .0.6 


Pavel Marinov is Player of the month in French Pro B - by Maria Mitzova

Pavel Marinov (199-SF-88, agency: Interperformances) was voted Player of the Month for May in French Pro B.

The Bulgarian forward joined Lille Metropole Basket in the end of April and quickly established himself as important player for the team.

His performance led Lille Metropole Basket to four wins in four games in May, ensuring the third place in the regular season in Pro B.

28-years old Bulgarian international is averaging 17.3 points, 4 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.2 steals in 30 minutes in the six games in which he participated.

Lille Metropole Basket will play Evreux in the quarterfinal playoffs.

Marinov played the season before that for Romanian BCM U Pitesti.



NBL Round 2 of Finals. Lukoil one more win away from another title. - by Eurobasket News

Group 3-4 Place
Cherno More - Rilski 62-94

Rilski dominated down low during the game scoring 74 of its points in the paint compared to Cherno More's 36. They outrebounded Cherno More 42-26 including a 32-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. American forward Evan Bruinsma (202-92, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Inception Sports) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds. Power forward Denislav Vutev (208-94, agency: Promotex) contributed with 24 points and 6 rebounds (on 12-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. Naturalized Portuguese swingman Venelin Hristov (198-95) replied with 12 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Stanislav Tsonkov (192-91) added 8 points and 5 assists in the effort for Cherno More. 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:
Cherno More: V.Hristov 12+8reb+4ast, N.Djuric 10+2reb+1ast, M.Markovic 8+1reb+1ast, S.Tsonkov 8+3reb+5ast, D.Karamfilov 6+1reb+3ast, K.Krastev 6+4reb+1ast
Rilski: E.Bruinsma 27+10reb+3ast, D.Vutev 24+6reb+1ast, Y.Bozov 17+3reb, D.Shelton 9+6reb+3ast, N.Stoyanov 6+5reb+2ast, L.Kirov 5+2reb
gschID: 547086


Group FINAL
Lukoil Acad. - Beroe 82-73

Lukoil Acad. outrebounded Beroe 35-24 including 25 on the defensive glass. 28 personal fouls committed by Beroe helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American center Steve Zack (211-92, college: La Salle) who had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds. Ukrainian power forward Maxym Korniyenko (205-87, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Lukoil Acad. players scored in double figures. Lukoil Acad.'s coach Toni Dechev used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Brandis Raley-Ross (191-87, college: S.Carolina) produced 27 points (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) and DR Congolese forward Omari Gudul (206-94, college: Angelo St.) added 11 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests.
Top scorers:
Beroe: B.Raley-Ross 27+1reb+1ast, O.Gudul 11+6reb+3ast, T.Zhelev 10+2reb+2ast, A.Jones 7+8reb, S.Tesija 7+3reb, S.Gibson 5+2reb
Lukoil Acad.: S.Zack 16+12reb, M.Korniyenko 14+10reb+4ast, D.Gibson 14+1reb+7ast, B.Avramov 11+3reb+3ast, H.Zahariev 9+3reb+2ast, P.Ivanov 8+1reb+2ast
gschID: 547087





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  COLOMBIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Karl MOORE
  Aguilas
  (203-PF-87)
  Avg: 31.5
 1. Moore, Aguilas31.5 
 2. Roberson, Condores22.5 
 3. Almanza, Condores21.5 
 4. McCoy, Condores19.0 
 5. Watkins, Bucaros19.0 
 6. Bivins, Aguilas19.0 
 7. Hardy, Cimarrones18.0 
 8. Smith, Sabios17.0 
 9. Coombs, Sabios15.5 
 10. Velandia, Aguilas14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 John HERNANDEZ
  Cimar.
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 13
 1. Hernandez, Cimar.13.0 
 2. Moore, Aguilas13.0 
 3. Almanza, Condores12.5 
 4. Romero, Piratas8.0 
 5. Egwuonwu, Bucaros8.0 
 6. Carraway, Cimar.8.0 
 7. Sandidge, Aguilas7.0 
 8. Dobbs, Piratas7.0 
 9. Bermudez, Bucaros6.5 
 10. Diaz, Condores6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Julio VELANDIA
  Aguilas
  (188-G-90)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Velandia, Aguilas6.5 
 2. Coombs, Sabios4.0 
 3. Bivins, Aguilas4.0 
 4. Alford, Bucaros3.5 
 5. McCoy, Condores3.0 
 6. Acevedo, Condores3.0 
 7. Hardy, Cimarrones3.0 
 8. Thomas, Piratas3.0 
 9. Blandon, Sabios3.0 
 10. Garcia, Aguilas2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Antonio BIVINS
  Aguilas
  (198-F-92)
  Avg: 3
 1. Bivins, Aguilas3.0 
 2. Renteria, Cimar.3.0 
 3. Smith, Sabios2.5 
 4. Moreno, Cimarrones2.0 
 5. Coombs, Sabios1.5 
 6. Rivera, Sabios1.5 
 7. Romero, Piratas1.5 
 8. Almanza, Condores1.5 
 9. Carraway, Cimar.1.5 
 10. Pena, Piratas1.5 
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. Sandidge, Aguilas1.0 
 5. Alford, Bucaros1.0 
 6. Dobbs, Piratas1.0 
 7. Castro, Sabios1.0 
 8. Renteria, Cimar.1.0 
 9. Egwuonwu, Bucaros0.5 
 10. Roberson, Condores0.5 



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  CROATIA  


Vern keeps hope alive for promotion (A2 League) - by Zeljko Zule

AKK Vern beat bottom placed Borovo 101-83 on road in the last game of Croatian A2 League Championship Stage Round 15 to keep alive their hope to promote. Ivan Penic (202-F-89) poured in 24 points and 10 rebounds, Luka Zivko (202-C/F-96) collected 20 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists, Filip Simovic (95) came off the bench for 20 points on shooting 5-of-7 behind the 3-point line and Luka Jakic added 17 points.
After trailing by one, Vern scored eight straight points including back-to-back 3-pointers by Ivan Penic (202-F-89) and Luka Jakic to go ahead 26-19 and never looked back the rest of the game. Borovo were down by two points midway through the second quarter, when the visitors went on a decisive 19-2 run for a 59-40 lead early in the second half. Vern shot 12-of-24 behind the 3-point arc, while Borovo hit just five 3-pointers and commited 28 turnovers. Mihael Bekavac (193-F-85) scored a game-high 25 points on shooting 12-of-17 from the field for Borovo, Mario Rajsic (94) added 19 points including four 3-pointers and Toni Kovac (97) finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds.



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  CZECH REPUBLIC  

Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Lukas PALYZA
  Prostejov
  (202-F-89)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Palyza, Prostejov19.2 
 2. Ware, MMCITE B.17.0 
 3. Bohacik, USK Praha16.9 
 4. Brooks, J.Hradec16.8 
 5. Burnett, BK Pardu.16.8 
 6. Lipkins, J.Hradec15.8 
 7. Skinner, BK Kolin14.7 
 8. Thompson, Usti n.14.6 
 9. Pecka, Usti n.14.2 
 10. Painter, NH Ostrava14.1 
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. Lipkins, J.Hradec2.0 
 5. Sirina, BK Opava2.0 
 6. Canada, NH Ostrava1.9 
 7. Smithson, Svitavy1.9 
 8. Marko, Prostejov1.8 
 9. Kerr, BK Kolin1.8 
 10. Slezak, Svitavy1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Ryan CANTY
  J.Hradec
  (206-C-)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Canty, J.Hradec1.7 
 2. Simpson, MMCITE B.1.5 
 3. Mickelson, Svitavy1.4 
 4. Madsen, USK Praha1.3 
 5. Simpson, CEZ N.1.1 
 6. Jelinek, Svitavy0.9 
 7. Pecka, Usti n.0.8 
 8. Ware, MMCITE B.0.7 
 9. Roseboro, Svitavy0.6 
 10. Jacobs, Prostejov0.6 


Eurobasket.com All-Czech Rep. League Awards 2017 - by Greg

Eurobasket.com All-Czech Rep. League 1st Team 2017
Jaromir Bohacik
Bohacik
Lukas Palyza
Palyza
Howard Sant-Roos
Sant-Roos
Ladislav Pecka
Pecka
Pavel Houska
Houska

Finals MVP: Howard Sant-Roos (200-F-91) of CEZ Nymburk
Player of the Year: Jaromir Bohacik (197-F/G-92) of USK Praha
Guard of the Year: Jaromir Bohacik (197-F/G-92) of USK Praha
Forward of the Year: Howard Sant-Roos (200-F-91) of CEZ Nymburk
Center of the Year: Pavel Houska (203-F/C-84) of BK Decin
Import Player of the Year: Howard Sant-Roos (200-F-91) of CEZ Nymburk
Bosman Player of the Year: Bojan Bakic (195-SG-83) of BK Kolin
Domestic Player of the Year: Jaromir Bohacik (197-F/G-92) of USK Praha
Most Improved Player of the Year: Pavel Grunt (208-C-94) of USK Praha
Defensive Player of the Year: Radek Necas (206-F-80) of BK Pardubice
Coach of the Year: Levell Sanders of BK Pardubice

1st Team
F/G: Jaromir Bohacik (197-F/G-92) of USK Praha
F: Lukas Palyza (202-F-89) of BK Decin
F: Howard Sant-Roos (200-F-91) of CEZ Nymburk
F: Ladislav Pecka (197-F-91) of Usti n/Labem
F/C: Pavel Houska (203-F/C-84) of BK Decin

2nd Team
G: Lamb Autrey (190-G-89) of BK Pardubice
G: Bryon Allen (193-G-92) of CEZ Nymburk
PG: Tomas Vyoral (190-PG-92) of BK Decin
F: Dominez Burnett (196-F-92) of BK Pardubice
C: Deshawn Painter (205-C-90) of NH Ostrava

Honorable Mention
Roman Marko (193-PG-86) of Svitavy
Jakub Sirina (186-PG-87) of BK Opava
Garret Kerr (194-F-92) of BK Kolin
Kevin Ware (188-G-93) of MMCITE Brno
Joseph Wall (199-F-89) of BK Pardubice
Vojtech Hruban (202-F-89) of CEZ Nymburk
Lee Skinner (198-F-92) of BK Kolin
Hunter Mickelson (208-F-92) of Svitavy
Bojan Bakic (195-SG-83) of BK Kolin
Terrell Lipkins (180-PG-91) of J.Hradec

All-Domestic Players Team
F/G: Jaromir Bohacik (197-F/G-92) of USK Praha
PG: Jakub Sirina (186-PG-87) of BK Opava
F: Vojtech Hruban (202-F-89) of CEZ Nymburk
F: Ladislav Pecka (197-F-91) of Usti n/Labem
F/C: Pavel Houska (203-F/C-84) of BK Decin

All-Imports Team
G: Lamb Autrey (190-G-89) of BK Pardubice
G: Bryon Allen (193-G-92) of CEZ Nymburk
F: Howard Sant-Roos (200-F-91) of CEZ Nymburk
F: Dominez Burnett (196-F-92) of BK Pardubice
C: Deshawn Painter (205-C-90) of NH Ostrava



CEZ Nymburk with 14th consecutive championship! - by Eurobasket News

Group FINAL
CEZ Nymburk - BK Decin 70-56

CEZ Nymburk over and over again .... The Czech powerhouse claimed 14th!! consecutive title as they beat BK Decin in two-game finals. Cuban forward Howard Sant-Roos (200-91) notched 21 points and 8 rebounds to lead the effort and claim MVP honors. American point guard Eugene Lawrence (184-86, college: St.John's) supported him with 15 points and 5 assists. Even 11 points and 9 rebounds by the former international power forward Pavel Houska (203-84, agency: Octagon Europe) did not help to save the game for BK Decin. The former international point guard Tomas Vyoral (190-92, agency: Octagon Europe) added 13 points for the guests. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
CEZ Nymburk: H.Sant-Roos 21+8reb+2ast, E.Lawrence 15+3reb+5ast, P.Benda 11+4reb+1ast, V.Hruban 7+3reb+1ast, T.Meier 5+2reb, J.Welsch 4+8reb+1ast
BK Decin: T.Vyoral 13+4reb+1ast, P.Houska 11+9reb+1ast, T.Pomikalek 10+4reb, O.Siska 6+6reb, J.Houska 6+7reb, J.Krakovic 6+4reb+3ast
gschID: 546702


Group 3-4 Place
BK Pardubice - BK Opava 82-82

BK Pardubice claimed 3rd place in NBL as they were better in home/away series against BK Opava. Second game ended with an extraordinary result - 82-82. Guests looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The former international point guard Jakub Sirina (186-87, agency: Octagon Europe) scored 16 points and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Viktor Cvek (200-89) chipped in 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. American forward Dominez Burnett (196-92, college: Davenport, agency: Higher Vision Sports) responded with 22 points.



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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  

Stats Leaders - LIDOBA

Points Per Game
 Giancarlos ACOSTA
  Leones SD
  (198-G/F-85)
  Avg: 11
 1. Acosta, Leones SD11.0 
 2. De Leon, Metros S.9.0 
 3. Tineo, Metros S.7.0 
 4. Rhett, Leones SD6.0 
 5. Glenn, Metros S.5.0 
 6. Corporan, Leones SD4.0 
 7. Filion, Metros S.4.0 
 8. Richardson, Leones S.2.0 
 9. Ramirez, Metros S.2.0 
 10. Morillo, Metros S.0.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 M.J. RHETT
  Leones SD
  (206-PF-92)
  Avg: 15
 1. Rhett, Leones SD15.0 
 2. Glenn, Metros S.7.0 
 3. Filion, Metros S.6.0 
 4. Acosta, Leones SD4.0 
 5. Corporan, Leones SD4.0 
 6. Soliver, Metros S.3.0 
 7. De Leon, Metros S.2.0 
 8. Tineo, Metros S.1.0 
 9. Morillo, Metros S.1.0 
 10. Ramirez, Metros S.0.0 
Assists Per Game
 M.J. RHETT
  Leones SD
  (206-PF-92)
  Avg: 4
 1. Rhett, Leones SD4.0 
 2. Filion, Metros S.2.0 
 3. De Leon, Metros S.2.0 
 4. Glenn, Metros S.1.0 
 5. Acosta, Leones SD1.0 
 6. Corporan, Leones SD1.0 
 7. Morillo, Metros S.1.0 
 8. Soliver, Metros S.1.0 
 9. Richardson, Leones S.0.0 
 10. Ramirez, Metros S.0.0 
Steals Per Game
 M.J. RHETT
  Leones SD
  (206-PF-92)
  Avg: 1
 1. Rhett, Leones SD1.0 
 2. Morillo, Metros S.1.0 
 3. De Leon, Metros S.1.0 
 4. Filion, Metros S.0.0 
 5. Acosta, Leones SD0.0 
 6. Soliver, Metros S.0.0 
 7. Glenn, Metros S.0.0 
 8. Tineo, Metros S.0.0 
 9. Corporan, Leones SD0.0 
 10. Richardso. Leones S.0.0 
Blocks Per Game
 M.J. RHETT
  Leones SD
  (206-PF-92)
  Avg: 4
 1. Rhett, Leones SD4.0 
 2. Filion, Metros S.1.0 
 3. Glenn, Metros S.0.0 
 4. Corporan, Leones SD0.0 
 5. Richardson, Leones S.0.0 
 6. Acosta, Leones SD0.0 
 7. Morillo, Metros S.0.0 
 8. Tineo, Metros S.0.0 
 9. De Leon, Metros S.0.0 
 10. Soliver, Metros S.0.0 



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  EUROCUP  


Unicaja may land Leo Westermann - by Eurobasket News

Unicaja Malaga (Liga Endesa) is close to add to their roster 25-year old French guard Leo Westermann (197-86kg-92, agency: BeoBasket) who currently plays at B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas in Lithuania. In 37 LKL games he recorded 6.9ppg, 2.8rpg and 3.7apg this season. He helped them to win the cup. The last season Westermann played at Limoges CSP Elite in French ProA. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 33 ProA games he averaged 9.6ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.6apg and 1.2spg. Westermann also played 10 games in Euroleague where he had 10.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.3apg and 1.1spg. He also played 8 games in Eurocup where he got 8.4ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.1apg and 1.3spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Westermann won French ProA championship title in 2015. He was selected to French ProA All-Star Game in 2015.
Westermann was also a member of French international program for some years. He played for French Senior National Team between 2013 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Westermann also represented France at the European Championships two years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 7 games: 2.7ppg, 1.0apg.
Westermann has played also professionally in Serbia (Partizan), Spain (FC Barcelona) and France (ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket and CFBB).
The scouts decsribe him following way: Excellent basketball IQ and maturity as a floor general make him a very promising, tall bodied PG. Sees the court very well, has great patience offensively and goos shot selection, trying to keep any teammate involved. Great upside, even at NBA level.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EUROLEAGUE  


Kyle Hines for two more years - by Greg

Kyle Hines (198-F/C-86, agency: BeoBasket) will stay at CSKA Moscow for two more years. The Army Men and American center agreed on term of new deal that will last until 2019. Hines is in his 4th year in Moscow. One of the best defenders in Europe averaged 8.5ppg, 4.3rpg, FGP: 65.0%, FT: 70.2% in 35 Euroleague games this season.


Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Awards 2017 - by Eurobasket Center

Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague 1st Team 2017
Sergio Llull
Llull
Nando De Colo
De Colo
Bogdan Bogdanovic
Bogdanovic
Georgios Printezis
Printezis
Ekpe Udoh
Udoh

Finals MVP: Ekpe Udoh (208-F/C-87) of Fenerbahce
Player of the Year: Sergio Llull (190-SG-87) of Real Madrid
Guard of the Year: Sergio Llull (190-SG-87) of Real Madrid
Forward of the Year: Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-G/F-92) of Fenerbahce
Center of the Year: Ekpe Udoh (208-F/C-87) of Fenerbahce
Alphonso Ford Trophy: Keith Langford (193-SG-83) of Unics
European Player of the Year: Sergio Llull (190-SG-87) of Real Madrid
Import of the Year: Ekpe Udoh (208-F/C-87) of Fenerbahce
Defensive Player of the Year: Adam Hanga (199-SF-89) of Baskonia
Rising Star Award: Luka Doncic (201-PG-99) of Real Madrid
Coach of the Year: Zeljko Obradovic of Fenerbahce

1st Team
SG: Sergio Llull (190-SG-87) of Real Madrid
SG: Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) of CSKA
G/F: Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-G/F-92) of Fenerbahce
PF: Georgios Printezis (204-PF-85) of Olympiacos
F/C: Ekpe Udoh (208-F/C-87) of Fenerbahce

2nd Team
PG: Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87) of CSKA
G: Brad Wanamaker (193-G-89) of Darussafaka
PF: Nicolo Melli (205-PF-91) of Brose Bask.
C: Bryant Dunston (203-C-86) of Anadolu Efes
C/F: Gustavo Ayon (207-C/F-85) of Real Madrid

Honorable Mention
Luka Doncic (201-PG-99) of Real Madrid
Kyle Hines (198-F/C-86) of CSKA
Mike James (185-PG-90) of Panathinaikos
Derrick Brown (203-F-87) of Anadolu Efes
Adam Hanga (199-SF-89) of Baskonia
Marko Simonovic (201-F-86) of Crvena Zvezda
Paulius Jankunas (205-PF-84) of Zalgiris
Tyrese Rice (185-PG-87) of FC Barcelona
Sinan Guler (192-SG-83) of Galatasaray
Victor Rudd (205-F-91) of Maccabi T-A
Krunoslav Simon (197-G/F-85) of EA7 Armani
Keith Langford (193-SG-83) of Unics

All-Europeans Team
SG: Sergio Llull (190-SG-87) of Real Madrid
SG: Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) of CSKA
G/F: Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-G/F-92) of Fenerbahce
PF: Georgios Printezis (204-PF-85) of Olympiacos
PF: Nicolo Melli (205-PF-91) of Brose Bask.

All-Imports Team
SG: Keith Langford (193-SG-83) of Unics
G: Brad Wanamaker (193-G-89) of Darussafaka
C: Bryant Dunston (203-C-86) of Anadolu Efes
C/F: Gustavo Ayon (207-C/F-85) of Real Madrid
F/C: Ekpe Udoh (208-F/C-87) of Fenerbahce



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  FRANCE  

Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Cameron CLARK
  Chalon
  (201-G/F-91)
  Avg: 18.4
 1. Clark, Chalon18.4 
 2. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.4 
 3. Cobbs, Gravelines16.9 
 4. Gibson, Gravelines16.8 
 5. Roberson, Chalon15.9 
 6. Rush, Nancy15.9 
 7. Prepelic, Limoges15.8 
 8. Warren, Nanterre14.8 
 9. Young, Chalons-.14.8 
 10. Dorsey, Le Portel14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 9
 1. Fall, Chalon9.0 
 2. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.8.5 
 3. Solomon, Gravelines8.0 
 4. Poirier, Paris-Le.7.9 
 5. Hassell, Le Portel7.7 
 6. Hunt, Nancy7.2 
 7. Donaldson, Le Po.7.2 
 8. Lessort, Nanterre7.1 
 9. Cain, Chalons-Reims7.0 
 10. Yeguete, Le Mans6.9 
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, Monaco5.3 
 8. Campbell, Paris-Le.5.2 
 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.2.3 
 3. Holston, Dijon2.0 
 4. Payne, Chalons-.1.8 
 5. Wood, Limoges1.7 
 6. Eito, Orleans1.7 
 7. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 8. Dorsey, Le Portel1.6 
 9. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.5 
 10. Lacombe, Stras.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Fall, Chalon2.2 
 2. Fofana, Monaco1.3 
 3. Uter, AS.1.1 
 4. Otule, Antibes1.0 
 5. Lessort, Nanterre1.0 
 6. Cain, Chalons-Reims1.0 
 7. Trasolini, Nancy0.9 
 8. Agbelese, Pau-Lacq.0.8 
 9. Joseph, Orleans0.8 
 10. Jeanne, Nancy0.8 


Unicaja may land Leo Westermann - by Eurobasket News

Unicaja Malaga (Liga Endesa) is close to add to their roster 25-year old French guard Leo Westermann (197-86kg-92, agency: BeoBasket) who currently plays at B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas in Lithuania. In 37 LKL games he recorded 6.9ppg, 2.8rpg and 3.7apg this season. He helped them to win the cup. The last season Westermann played at Limoges CSP Elite in French ProA. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 33 ProA games he averaged 9.6ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.6apg and 1.2spg. Westermann also played 10 games in Euroleague where he had 10.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.3apg and 1.1spg. He also played 8 games in Eurocup where he got 8.4ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.1apg and 1.3spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Westermann won French ProA championship title in 2015. He was selected to French ProA All-Star Game in 2015.
Westermann was also a member of French international program for some years. He played for French Senior National Team between 2013 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Westermann also represented France at the European Championships two years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 7 games: 2.7ppg, 1.0apg.
Westermann has played also professionally in Serbia (Partizan), Spain (FC Barcelona) and France (ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket and CFBB).
The scouts decsribe him following way: Excellent basketball IQ and maturity as a floor general make him a very promising, tall bodied PG. Sees the court very well, has great patience offensively and goos shot selection, trying to keep any teammate involved. Great upside, even at NBA level.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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

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

Tariq Kirksay
Tariq Kirksay
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced former international forward Tariq Kirksay (199-79, agency: Octagon Europe, college: Iona, currently plays in Spain). He could not help one of league's weakest teams CB Canarias (22-10) in their last game. Despite Kirksay's very good performance CB Canarias lost 65-79 on the road to the higher-ranked (#4) Unicaja Malaga. He was the top scorer with 16 points. Kirksay also added 6 rebounds in 31 minutes on the court. This year Kirksay averages: 6.1ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 43.5%, 3FGP: 37.1% in 15 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Kirksay played for the French senior national team nine years ago. He used to play for Mulhouse in French league.

Alpha Kaba
Alpha Kaba
   #2. Second place goes to U20 international power forward Alpha Kaba (209-96, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Serbia). Kaba led Mega Leks to a victory over the closely-ranked Borac (4-6) 84-70 in the Serbian KLS last Friday. He was MVP of the game. Kaba recorded a double-double by scoring 23 points and getting 16 rebounds. He also added 2 blocks. BC Mega Leks (6-4) is placed fourth in the KLS. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game will be critical. Kaba's overall stats this season are: 9.4ppg, 7.8rpg, 2FGP: 61.2%(30-49), 3FGP: 45.5% and FT: 70.4%. He is in the roster of the French U20 national team.

Thomas Heurtel
Thomas Heurtel
   #3. The French player who performed third best last week abroad was an international guard Thomas Heurtel (189-89, also represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Turkey). Heurtel contributed to an Anadolu Efes' victory against the closely-ranked Galatasaray (18-12) 95-85 in a derby game in the Turkish BSL on Tuesday night. He had a double-double by scoring 10 points and making the same number of passes in 21 minutes. Anadolu Efes Istanbul (23-7) is placed third in the BSL. Heurtel has relatively good stats this year: 11.8ppg, 2.2rpg, 7.2apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 45.3%, 3FGP: 42.4% and FT: 76.8% in 26 games. He is also a member of the French senior national team.

Fabien Causeur
Fabien Causeur
   #4. Shooting guard Fabien Causeur (195-87, currently plays in Germany) was the main contributor in a Brose Baskets' victory against the closely-ranked Bayern Muenchen (28-4) crushing them 82-59 in the German BBL in Sunday night's game. Causeur was the best player in that game. He recorded 16 points and grabbed 5 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws). It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Brose Baskets Bamberg (29-3) is placed second in the BBL. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. This season Causeur has relatively solid stats: 11.2ppg, 3.7rpg and 2.9apg. He is also French national team player.

Antoine Diot
Antoine Diot
   #5. International point guard Antoine Diot (193-89, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked FC Barcelona (22-10) crushing them 83-61 in the Spanish Liga Endesa last Saturday. Diot recorded 10 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists in 24 minutes. Valencia Basket (23-9) is placed third in the Liga Endesa. This year Diot's overall stats are: 8.0ppg, 2.1rpg, 3.7apg and 1.2spg in 28 games. He plays currently for the French national team.

Leo Westermann
Leo Westermann
   #6. Guard Leo Westermann (197-92, another player represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Lithuania) was the major contributor in Zalgiris' victory against the closely-ranked Neptunas (21-15) crushing them 83-60 in the Lithuanian LKL on Friday night. Westermann scored 12 points and added 3 assists. 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. Westermann's total stats this season are: 6.9ppg, 2.8rpg and 3.7apg. He is a former international player as he played for the French senior team two years ago.

Rodrigue Beaubois
Rodrigue Beaubois
   #7. International guard Rodrigue Beaubois (185-88, currently plays in Spain) contributed to Baskonia's victory against the seventh-ranked Gran Canaria (21-11) 71-59 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Saturday night's game. Beaubois recorded 6 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 20 minutes. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (23-9) is placed second in the Liga Endesa. Beaubois has reliable stats this year: 12.0ppg, 1.8rpg and 2.0apg in 27 games. He is also French national team player.

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

   #1. Kim Tillie (210-PF-88, college: Utah, currently plays in Spain) contributed to Baskonia's victory against the seventh-ranked Gran Canaria (21-11) 71-59 in the Spanish Liga Endesa last Saturday. Tillie recorded 6 points. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (23-9) is placed second in the Liga Endesa. Tillie's total stats this season are: 6.4ppg and 3.6rpg. He has a dual citizenship: Dutch and French.

   #2. Anthony Chada (196-G/F-89, currently plays in Belgium) could not help Kangoeroes (17-5) in their last game. Despite Chada's very good performance Kangoeroes was badly defeated 72-53 at home by the leading Oostende. He was the top scorer with 20 points. Chada also added 4 rebounds in 35 minutes. It's Chada's first season with the team. His stats this year are: 10.3ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.5apg in 33 games he played so far. Chada is another player who holds two passports: French and Belgian. Despite his French nationality, Chada previously played for the Belgian U18 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the French team.

   #3. Elishay Kadir (202-PF-87, agency: Avi Zilberman, currently plays in Israel) was not able to help Maccabi Rishon in their game against Hapoel Eilat (21-12) in the Israeli Winner League. He recorded 6 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Maccabi Rishon was defeated 93-83 on the road by the second-ranked Hapoel Eilat. Kadir's total stats this season are: 7.9ppg, 5.8rpg and 2.0apg. He has both French and Israeli nationalities.

   #4. Natan Jurkovitz (199-F-95, currently plays in Switzerland) was not able to secure a victory for Fribourg (3-0) in their game against Geneve Lions (15-10) in the Swiss LNA. Jurkovitz scored 8 points, made 4 passes and 3 steals in 25 minutes. The first-placed Fribourg (3-0) lost 88-96 on their home court in Fribourg to the lower-ranked (#4) Geneve Lions in the Places 1-6 group. This year Jurkovitz's total stats are: 7.9ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.9apg and 1.9spg in 30 games. He also holds two passports: French and Swiss.

   #5. Rodrigue Maza (208-PF-91, college: Academy of Art, currently plays in Switzerland) couldn't help Monthey (18-7) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Maza's good performance the second-placed Monthey (18-7) was defeated 77-72 in Lugano by the lower-ranked Tigers (#3) in the Places 1-6 group. He scored 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Maza's total stats this season are: 5.6ppg and 2.6rpg.

   #6. Mikael Maruotto (201-SF-91, currently plays in Switzerland) is a teammate of previously mentioned Rodrigue Maza. But that was another game of his team in Swiss LNA which we would like to mention. Maruotto couldn't help Monthey in their game against Lugano Tigers. He scored 7 points and added 3 passes in 34 minutes. His team lost 69-81. Maruotto's stats this year are: 12.6ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.3apg in 31 games. He has dual citizenship: French and Swiss.

   #7. Experienced Afik Nissim (185-PG-81, also represented by Avi Zilberman, currently plays in Israel) faced previously mentioned Elishay Kadir in the Israeli Winner League last game. Nissim managed to help Hapoel Eilat to win against the seventh-ranked Maccabi Rishon 93-83. He recorded only 2 points. Nissim's total stats this season are: 9.6ppg and 1.4apg. He holds both French and Israeli passports.

   #8. Paul Gravet (204-PF-95, currently plays in Switzerland) contributed to a 2-point Geneve Lions' victory against the leader Fribourg 79-77 in the Swiss LNA on Sunday night. Gravet scored only 4 points in 8 minutes on the court. This year Gravet's total stats are: 4.7ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.1apg in 30 games. He has French and Swiss nationalities.



ProA Round 1 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Nanterre - Paris-Levallois 85-88

The guests trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 28-21 charge, which allowed them to win the game. JSF Nanterre was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for the former international power forward Louis Labeyrie (209-92) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 5 rebounds. American guard Jason Rich (191-86) contributed with 17 points and 4 assists for the winners. American point guard Chris Warren (178-88, college: Mississippi) answered with 23 points and the other American import forward Brian Conklin (198-89, college: St.Louis) added 17 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for JSF Nanterre. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Paris-Levallois: L.Labeyrie 20+5reb, J.Rich 17+1reb+4ast, C.Eliezer-Vanerot 14+3reb+2ast, L.Campbell 10+3reb+8ast, V.Poirier 9+1reb+1ast, M.N'Doye 6+3reb+1ast
Nanterre: C.Warren 23+1reb+3ast, B.Conklin 17+6reb, M.Riley 13+7reb, S.Butterfield 12+6reb+2ast, H.Schaffartzik 9+3reb+6ast, S.Braimoh 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 546993


Chalon - Le Portel 76-63

The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 76-63. It was a very good performance for center Moustapha Fall (218-92) who helped to win the game recording 14 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. American swingman Cameron Clark (201-91, college: Oklahoma) contributed with 12 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American center Jakim Donaldson (204-83, college: Edinboro) answered with 19 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import power forward Franklin Hassell (203-88, college: ODU) added 6 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Le Portel. Le Portel's coach Eric Girard let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game.
Top scorers:
Chalon: M.Fall 14+6reb+7ast, L.Harris 12, C.Clark 12+9reb+2ast, J.Roberson 10+4reb+8ast, J.Nzeulie 8+5reb+1ast, G.Pitard 8+5reb+1ast
Le Portel: J.Donaldson 19+5reb+2ast, G.Chathuant 15+4reb, J.Begarin 7+3reb, B.Mangin 6+6reb+2ast, F.Hassell 6+10reb+3ast, D.Dorsey 5+3ast
gschID: 546991


Monaco - ASVEL 69-72

The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 23-11. But Monaco won second period 19-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket made 22-of-26 free shots (84.6 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Casper Ware (178-90, college: Long Beach St.) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 4 assists (made all of his nine free throws !!!). American-Serbian guard DeMarcus Nelson (193-85, college: Duke) contributed with 15 points and 4 assists for the winners. International Billy Ouattara (191-92) answered with 20 points and 5 rebounds and American-Bulgarian point guard Dee Bost (188-89, college: Mississippi St., agency: BeoBasket) added 12 points in the effort for Monaco. Monaco's coach Zvezdan Mitrovic tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
ASVEL: C.Ware 18+4reb+4ast, D.Nelson 15+4reb+4ast, N.Lang 10+2reb+1ast, L.Jean-Charles 9+4reb+1ast, D.Andersen 8+4reb+1ast, C.Kahudi 7+4reb+1ast
Monaco: B.Ouattara 20+5reb+1ast, D.Bost 12+4reb+2ast, B.Davies 9+6reb, J.Shuler 7+5reb+3ast, S.Gladyr 6+1reb, A.Sy 6+4reb
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Strasbourg - Pau-Lacq-Orthez 92-102 OT

Pau-Lacq-Orthez needed two OT to get a win in Strasbourg. It was a tie game after four quarters (75-75), first overtime didn't call the winner. In second OT Pau stormed the hosts and eventually win by 10 points. John Cox led the guests with 33 points, 6 rebounds and 1 assist. Alain Koffi registered a double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds. AJ Slaughter responded with 21 points and 4 rebounds for Strasbourg.
Top scorers:
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: J.Cox 33+6reb+1ast, A.Koffi 22+10reb+1ast, T.Dean 20+7reb+2ast, D.Cooper 10+7reb+8ast, Y.Bokolo 7+2reb+3ast, A.Robinson 5+5reb+2ast
Strasbourg: A.Slaughter 31+4reb+1ast, E.Walker 18+6reb+6ast, J.Leloup 9+4reb, M.Howard 8+12reb+4ast, P.Lacombe 8+8reb+5ast, P.Sy 7+4reb
gschID: 546992





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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. Hawkins, Pelister.16.3 
 4. Jokic, Strumica16.3 
 5. Tasovski, Rabotnicki16.1 
 6. Drenovac, MZT S.15.9 
 7. Labovic, Karpos S.15.4 
 8. Mijovic, Kozuv15.1 
 9. Perry, Karpos S.14.9 
 10. Kloof, MZT Skopje13.8 
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 Skopje6.5 
 6. Nikolovski, Feni I.6.4 
 7. Golubovic, Pelister.6.3 
 8. Janevski, Kumanovo6.1 
 9. Labovic, Karpos S.6.0 
 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.4.3 
 6. Karadzovski, Kuman.4.3 
 7. Hawkins, Pelister.4.2 
 8. Hall, Kozuv4.2 
 9. Mavra, Karpos S.4.1 
 10. Kloof, MZT Skopje4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Kendrick PERRY
  Karpos S.
  (183-PG-92)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Perry, Karpos S.1.8 
 2. Kloof, MZT Skopje1.6 
 3. Ilievski, Rabotnicki1.5 
 4. Makenadziev, Strum.1.4 
 5. Jokic, Strumica1.4 
 6. Robev, Vardar1.3 
 7. Sokolov, Karpos S.1.3 
 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 


MZT Skopje defend Prva Liga title - by Eurobasket News

MZT Skopje - Karpos Sokoli 86-82

MZT Skopje repeated as Prva Liga champions. They overcame Karpos Sokoli in the decisive fifth game of the championship series to capture the title. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Karpos Sokoli won third quarter 21-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when MZT Skopje won last quarter 22-20. They made 24-of-31 free shots (77.4 percent) during the game. MZT Skopje had a 26-15 advantage in offensive rebounds. 27 personal fouls committed by Karpos Sokoli helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Surinamese-Dutch guard Charlon Kloof (190-90, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Octagon Europe) orchestrated the victory by scoring 29 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Serbian swingman Djordje Drenovac (201-92) contributed with 23 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Croatian guard Dominik Mavra (195-94) answered with 16 points and 6 assists and Serbian power forward Dragan Labovic (207-87, agency: Alti Sport) added 17 points in the effort for Karpos Sokoli. Four Karpos Sokoli players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
MZT Skopje: C.Kloof 29+7reb+5ast, D.Drenovac 23+6reb+2ast, X.Thames 12+6reb+1ast, D.Mijatovic 9+7reb, J.Lalic 7+3reb+1ast, S.Gjuroski 6+3reb
Karpos Sokoli: K.Perry 17+3reb+1ast, D.Labovic 17+4reb+1ast, D.Mavra 16+2reb+6ast, Z.Comagic 11+3reb, D.Zekovic 7+4reb+1ast, B.Trajkovski 5+1reb
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Winner takes all - by Mario Divanisov

As we come to the end of what was an exciting season in Prva Liga, where after a while 10 teams competed for one single price - the ultimate trophy. For some, the path ended before the Superliga, some where set to capitulise in it, while others were on the verge to reach the finals, but there were only two spots in it. KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom and Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje had a tourbulent season this year, both participated in ABA Liga where they didn't make much of an impact, but both teams sattisfed their role in the Macedonian league. Both MZT Skopje and Karpos Sokoli reached the finals with a sweep over KK Kumanovo 2009 on one hand, and KK Rabotnicki AD Skopje on the other to set their guard in the finals as we were seeking for years. Totally equal starting for the bench, over to the starting lineup and up to the coaching position the "storks" and the "falcons" gave us the ultimate finals where they managed to defend their home court in the first four games (2-2) giving us the satisfaction of one last game where the winner takes all.

Highly motivated, seeking the sixth consecutive title the "storks" will try to defend their "nest" one last time this season from the historical "falcons" who are on the verge of grabbing both titles this season. The action will take place at SC "Jane Sandanski" where the curtains will be raised at 18:00.



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  GEORGIA  

Geogian Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Corey ALLEN
  Mgzavrebi
  (185-PG-92)
  Avg: 17.6
 1. Allen, Mgzavrebi17.6 
 2. Tsintsadze, Kutaisi17.4 
 3. Lathan, Sokhumi17.4 
 4. Ransom, Mgzavrebi16.8 
 5. Rogava, Olimpi16.0 
 6. Jintcharadze, Bat.16.0 
 7. Shemosiuk, Batumi16.0 
 8. Berishvili, Dinamo T.15.2 
 9. Florveus, Cactus T.14.9 
 10. Burnette, Olimpi14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FLORVEUS
  Cactus T.
  (211-C-90)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Florveus, Cactus T.12.8 
 2. Pelcher, Batumi10.9 
 3. Burnette, Olimpi9.2 
 4. Atuashvili, Rustavi9.2 
 5. Spagnolo, Rustavi8.9 
 6. Bridgeman, Cactus T.8.5 
 7. Bekauri, Kutaisi7.7 
 8. Murphy, Mgzavrebi7.7 
 9. Tishchenko, Sokhu.7.4 
 10. Krivtsov, Batumi7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Giorgi TSINTSADZE
  Kutaisi
  (192-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Tsintsadze, Kutaisi6.9 
 2. Lee, Rustavi5.6 
 3. Vaughn, Dinamo T.5.1 
 4. Mikeladze, Olimpi4.8 
 5. Lezhava, Batumi4.6 
 6. Rogava, Olimpi4.3 
 7. Chikviladze, Cactus T.4.3 
 8. Woodson, Sokhumi4.0 
 9. Pkhakadze, Mgzav.3.8 
 10. Berishvili, Dinamo T.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Corey ALLEN
  Mgzavrebi
  (185-PG-92)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Allen, Mgzavrebi3.1 
 2. Burnette, Olimpi2.4 
 3. Tsintsadze, Kutaisi2.1 
 4. Pkhakadze, Mgzav.2.1 
 5. Rogava, Olimpi1.9 
 6. Lathan, Sokhumi1.8 
 7. Baqradze, Olimpi1.6 
 8. Ransom, Mgzavrebi1.6 
 9. Chikviladze, Cactus T.1.5 
 10. Tsekvava, Kutaisi1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Beka BEKAURI
  Kutaisi
  (207-PF-91)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Bekauri, Kutaisi1.8 
 2. Florveus, Cactus T.1.7 
 3. Bridgeman, Cactus T.1.4 
 4. Atuashvili, Rustavi1.4 
 5. Jgerenaia, Sokhumi1.2 
 6. Tubak, Kutaisi1.2 
 7. Pelcher, Batumi1.2 
 8. Krivtsov, Batumi1.1 
 9. Rychlyuk, Sokhumi1.1 
 10. Maravic, Dinamo T.1.0 


Marquez Haynes' 31 points make him top Georgian player abroad of the week - by Eurobasket Center

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

Marquez Haynes
Marquez Haynes
   #1. This week's number one is former international point guard Marquez Haynes (191-86, college: Texas Arlington, currently plays in Italy). He led Umana Venezia to a victory over the seventh-ranked The Flexx PT (15-15) 92-79 in the Italian Serie A in Friday night's game. Haynes was MVP of the game. He recorded 31 points (!!!) and added 5 passes in 32 minutes on the court. 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 Haynes' first season with the team. Haynes has relatively good stats this year: 12.1ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.3apg, 2FGP: 44.8%, 3FGP: 39.4% and FT: 82.8% in 34 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Haynes played for the Georgian senior national team six years ago. Strangely he has never played in Georgia.

Tornike Shengelia
Tornike Shengelia
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Tornike Shengelia (206-91, currently plays in Spain). Shengelia was the major contributor in Baskonia's victory against the seventh-ranked Gran Canaria (21-11) 71-59 in the Spanish Liga Endesa last Saturday. He recorded 13 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (23-9) is placed second in the Liga Endesa. This season Shengelia has relatively solid stats: 10.7ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.4apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 54.7%, 3FGP: 29.6% and FT: 69.7%. He is in the roster of the Georgian senior national team.

Richard Hickman
Richard Hickman
   #3. The Georgian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international guard Richard Hickman (189-85, college: NC-Greensboro, currently plays in Italy). Hickman contributed to an easy victory against the eighth-ranked Betaland Cdo (15-15) 77-62 in the Italian Serie A on Thursday night. He recorded 10 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals in 25 minutes. EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (23-7) is placed first in the Serie A. Hickman has reliable stats this year: 10.9ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.8apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 51.3%, 3FGP: 40.2% and FT: 72.0% in 29 games. He is a naturalized American. Hickman played for the Georgian national team three years ago. Apparently he has never played in Georgia.

Corey Fisher
Corey Fisher
   #4. Point guard Corey Fisher (186-88, college: Villanova, currently plays in Lithuania) could not help Lietuvos rytas (26-10) in their last game. Despite Fisher's good performance Lietuvos rytas lost 77-86 on the road to the lower-ranked (#3) Lietkabelis. He was the second best scorer with 13 points. Fisher also added 5 passes in 27 minutes. This year Fisher averages: 9.4ppg, 2.2rpg and 3.8apg in 39 games. He is a naturalized American. Despite Fisher played previously for the USA university national team, he is currently in the Georgian national team roster. Interesting that Fisher has never played in Georgia.

Michael Dixon
Michael Dixon
   #5. International guard Michael Dixon (186-90, agency: Diamond Sports, college: Memphis, currently plays in Greece) was not able to help AEK Athens in their game against Panathinaikos (14-8) in the Greek A1. He recorded 8 points and added 4 passes. AEK Athens was crushed 105-67 in a derby game by the lower-ranked Panathinaikos (#3). Dixon's stats this season are: 11.3ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.4apg. He is a naturalized American. Dixon plays currently for the Georgian national team. However he has never played in Georgia.

Zaza Pachulia
Zaza Pachulia
   #6. An experienced center Zaza Pachulia (211-84, currently plays in NBA) managed to help Golden State Warriors to win against the San Antonio Spurs (61-21) crushing them 136-100 in the NBA last Tuesday. He scored only 4 points. The Golden State Warriors have a very good 67-15 record this season. Pachulia's overall stats this year are: 6.1ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.8apg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Georgian National Team roster.

Taurean Green
Taurean Green
   #7. Former international point guard Taurean Green (183-85, college: Florida, currently plays in Israel) was not able to secure a victory for one of league's weakest teams Bnei Hasharon (18-15) in their game against Maccabi T-A (19-14) in the Israeli Winner League. Green cannot count Monday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 3 points in 28 minutes. Bnei Hasharon lost 73-87 in Tel-Aviv to the higher-ranked (#4) Maccabi T-A. Green averaged so far 13.2ppg, 2.3rpg, 4.3apg and 1.2spg in 34 games. He is a naturalized American. Green used to play for the Georgian national team seven years ago.

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

   #1. Experienced Quinton Hosley (201-F-84, college: Fresno St., currently plays in Iran) could not help Arak (3-3) in their last game on Monday. Despite Hosley's very good performance the second-placed Arak (3-3) was defeated 97-93 on the road by the second-ranked Azad in the Group 1. He was the second best scorer with 23 points. Hosley also added 4 rebounds. Hosley has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 18.3ppg, 5.8rpg, 3.2apg and 2.8spg. Hosley is a naturalized American. Interesting that he has never played in Georgia.

   #2. Will Thomas (203-PF-86, agency: Two Points, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked FC Barcelona (22-10) crushing them 83-61 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Saturday night's game. Thomas recorded 9 points in 18 minutes. Valencia Basket (23-9) is placed third in the Liga Endesa. This year Thomas' overall stats are: 6.0ppg and 4.7rpg in 33 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Thomas used to play for Army Sport Klub Tbilisi in Georgian league.



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  GERMANY  

Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Marcos KNIGHT
  Jena
  (188-G-89)
  Avg: 18.3
 1. Knight, Jena18.3 
 2. Morgan, Ratiopharm18.1 
 3. English, Fraport .17.6 
 4. Paulding, EWE B.16.2 
 5. Babb, Ratiopharm15.9 
 6. Mayo, Telekom Bsk15.8 
 7. Kikanovic, ALBA15.5 
 8. Lewis, Bayreuth15.3 
 9. Odum, Wuerzburg15.3 
 10. Qvale, EWE Baskets15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dyshawn PIERRE
  Braunsch.
  (198-F-93)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Pierre, Braunsch.7.9 
 2. Marei, Bayreuth7.2 
 3. Evans, Giessen .7.1 
 4. Eatherton, Goett.6.9 
 5. Cooley, Ludwigsb.6.8 
 6. Searcy, Vechta6.7 
 7. Morgan, Ratiopharm6.7 
 8. Knight, Jena6.5 
 9. Qvale, EWE Baskets6.5 
 10. McGhee, Walter T.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Scott MACHADO
  Vechta
  (186-PG-90)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Machado, Vechta8.2 
 2. Jordan, Walter T.7.8 
 3. Kramer, EWE B.6.9 
 4. Hobbs, Ratiopharm5.7 
 5. Odum, Wuerzburg5.7 
 6. Mayo, Telekom Bsk5.1 
 7. Sanders, Goettingen5.0 
 8. Siva, ALBA4.8 
 9. Ruoff, Goettingen4.7 
 10. Hammonds, Ludwigsb.4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Quantez ROBERTSON
  Fraport .
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Robertson, Fraport .2.5 
 2. Kramer, EWE B.2.2 
 3. Machado, Vechta2.0 
 4. Ruoff, Goettingen1.8 
 5. Scrubb, Giessen .1.8 
 6. Redding, B.Mue.1.6 
 7. Stewart, Walter T.1.6 
 8. Diggs, Bremerhaven1.6 
 9. Siva, ALBA1.5 
 10. Anderson, Bayreuth1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Geoffrey GROSELLE
  Braunsch.
  (212-C-93)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Groselle, Braunsch.1.2 
 2. Gamble, Telekom .1.2 
 3. Kleber, B.Muenchen1.2 
 4. Theis, Brose Bask.1.2 
 5. Lane, Wuerzburg1.0 
 6. Gaffney, ALBA1.0 
 7. Qvale, EWE Baskets0.9 
 8. Austin, Bremerha.0.9 
 9. Ohlbrecht, Ratio.0.8 
 10. Melli, Brose Bask.0.8 


EN Baskets Schwelm Add Chris Hortman - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The EN Baskets Schwelm have gotten active on the transfer market and added Chris Hortman. Hortman is a 28 year old 190cm guard from Milwaukee, Wisconsin that comes from the Ballers Ibbenbueren (Germany-Regionalliga) where he led the league in scoring playing 26 games:averaging 25.0ppg), 9.7rpg, 5.1apg, 2.9spg, FGP: 51.5%, 3PT: 42.4%, FT: 76.9%. "It is a great thing that he decided to join us since he had other offers from the Pro A and Pro B. I think he will give us alot of versatility at the guard position and he is an excellent scorer, but also has a good eye for his teammates. He also is a great defender. We will have much enjoyment with him", stressed head coach Falk Moeller

Last season in the German Regionalliga, he scored in double figures in every game and had some big games scoring 45 points against Frintrop, 35 points against Bielefeld, and 34 points against Duesseldorf. He started his basketball career in 2009 with Milwaukee Area Tech JC (JUCO) playing 30 games averaging 14.4ppg, 8.1rpg, 4.2apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 41%, 3PT: 29%, FT: 78%. He then moved to Missouri Valley (NAIA) playing 27 games averaging 13.9ppg, 7.1rpg, 2.4apg, 2.2spg, FGP: 41.5%, 3PT: 30.4%, FT: 65.7%. IN his last season of school, he got additional experience with Wisc.-Stout (NCAA3) playing 27 games averaging 14.7ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.3apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 42.2%, 3PT: 36.0%, FT: 85.5%. Before coming to Germany, he got his first taste of professional experience with the Gold Coast Rollers (Australia-SBL): 28.6ppg. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been WIAC Tournament Semifinals -13, All-WIAC Team -13, Eurobasket.com All-Regionalliga West Newcomer of the Year -17, and Eurobasket.com All-Regionalliga West 1st Team -17.

Source:EN Baskets Schwelm



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

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

Tibor Pleiss
Tibor Pleiss
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Tibor Pleiss (217-89, currently plays in Turkey). He could not help Galatasaray (20-6) in their last game. Despite Pleiss' good performance Galatasaray lost 85-95 in a derby game to the lower-ranked (#3) Anadolu Efes. He recorded 11 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 22 minutes on the court. This year Pleiss averages: 9.7ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.3bpg, 2FGP: 63.9%(85-133) and FT: 81.7% in 23 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the German senior national team.

Johannes Voigtmann
Johannes Voigtmann
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Johannes Voigtmann (211-92, currently plays in Spain). Voigtmann contributed to Baskonia's victory against the seventh-ranked Gran Canaria (21-11) 71-59 in the Spanish Liga Endesa last Saturday. He recorded 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (23-9) is placed second in the Liga Endesa. Voigtmann's overall stats this season are: 7.7ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.8apg, 2FGP: 58.5%(76-130), 3FGP: 32.0% and FT: 68.9%. He is in the roster of the German senior national team.

Heiko Schaffartzik
Heiko Schaffartzik
   #3. The German player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced former international point guard Heiko Schaffartzik (183-84, currently plays in France). Schaffartzik was not able to help JSF Nanterre in their game against Paris-Levallois (20-14) in the French ProA. He recorded 9 points and added 6 assists in 28 minutes. But JSF Nanterre was edged 88-85 on the road by the lower-ranked (#6) Paris-Levallois. Schaffartzik has relatively good stats this year: 10.2ppg, 1.9rpg, 3.9apg, 2FGP: 51.4%, 3FGP: 37.7% and FT: 85.4% in 34 games. He played for the German national team two years ago.

Kostja Mushidi
Kostja Mushidi
   #4. Swingman Kostja Mushidi (195-98, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Serbia) managed to help BC Mega Leks in a victory against the closely-ranked Borac (4-6) 84-70 in the Serbian KLS last Friday. Mushidi scored 5 points in 24 minutes. BC Mega Leks (6-4) is placed fourth in the KLS. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game will be critical. This year Mushidi's overall stats are: 6.5ppg and 3.0rpg in six games. He is also German U20 national team player.

Tilo Klette
Tilo Klette
   #5. Former U22 international power forward Tilo Klette (206-77, currently plays in Austria) was not able to secure a victory for Gmunden Swans (22-10) in their last game on Thursday. Despite Klette's good performance Gmunden Swans was defeated 81-68 in Kapfenberg by the lower-ranked Bulls (#3). He scored 13 points. This season Klette has relatively solid stats: 13.1ppg, 4.4rpg and 2.2apg. He has a dual citizenship: German and Austrian. Klette used to play for the German U22 national team eighteen years ago.

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

   #1. Bar Timor (190-PG-92, agency: Avi Zilberman, currently plays in Israel). Timor could not help Hapoel Jerusalem (19-14) to beat Ironi Nahariya (18-15). He recorded 6 points and added 3 assists. Hapoel Jerusalem was edged 86-85 on the road by the lower-ranked Ironi Nahariya (#6). Timor's overall stats this season are: 9.8ppg, 2.1rpg and 3.4apg. He has a dual citizenship: German and Israeli.

   #2. Experienced Robert Tomaszek (205-C-81, college: Texas Tech, currently plays in Poland) was not able to help one of league's weakest teams BM Slam Stal in their game against Stelmet (23-9) in the Polish PLK. He cannot count it as his best performance. Tomaszek scored only 2 points in 4 minutes on the court. BM Slam Stal lost 74-89 in Zielona Gora to the second-ranked Stelmet. It's Tomaszek's first season with the team. This year his total stats are: 3.0ppg and 2.1rpg in 31 games he played so far. Tomaszek is another player who holds two passports: German and Polish.

   #3. Joachim Thoss (201-C-81, currently plays in Philippines) was not able to secure a victory for Alaska Aces (4-5) in their game against TNT Ka Tropa (6-4) in the Filipino PBA. He scored 6 points and added 3 passes. Alaska Aces were defeated 119-110 in a derby game by the higher-ranked TNT Ka Tropa (#5). It was Alaska Aces' fifth consecutive loss in a row. Thoss' team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. It's Thoss' fifth season with the team. His total stats this year are: 9.5ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.1apg. Thoss has both German and Filipino nationalities.

   #4. Phillip Holm (175-PG-80, currently plays in Spain) was the major contributor in a 1-point CAM E.Soler's victory against the leader Chantada (22-4) 67-66 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) on Saturday night. He scored 19 points in 23 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in Group D Clasif. Ciudad Autonoma de Melilla Enrique Soler (15-6) is placed first in Group D Clasif. It was CAM E.Soler's fourth consecutive victory in a row. It's Holm's first season with the team. This year Holm's total stats are: 5.9ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.4apg in 24 games. He also holds two passports: Uruguayan and German.

   #5. Dimitris Cheilaris (206-F-90, currently plays in Greece) couldn't help Iraklis (20-2) in their game against Faros (24-6) in the Greek A2 (second division). Cheilaris recorded 5 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Iraklis was defeated 79-70 at home by the lower-ranked Faros (#4). Cheilaris' total stats this season are: 6.4ppg and 2.7rpg. He has dual citizenship: German and Greek.



Jonas Grof Returns Back To Phoenix Hagen - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro A Team Phoenix Hagen have reeled in Jonas Grof (201-G/F-96) who left the team after it went bankrupt to finish the season with Gotha. Grof is a 21 year old 201cm guard that brings 49 BBL games experience back to Hagen. Last season in the BBL with Phoenix Hagen he played 10 games averaging 5.1ppg, 2.9rpg, 2FGP: 36.5%, 3FGP: 20.0%, FT: 76.9%. In January he moved to BiG Oettinger Rockets Gotha (ProA) playing 24 games averaging 3.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.3apg. "It makes me happy that Jonas is back. He didn't have an easy season, but I know his enormous potential and am convinced that he can show it in the pro A. It won't be easy at the start to have so much responsibility in a strong league, but he will cope with his good charachter and fighting spirit", stressed head coach Matthias Grothe. Last season he scored in double figures twice including a 15 point game against Giessen and 10 points against FC Bayern Munich.

Grof started his basketball career with the Phoenix Hagen junior team and also got early experience with BG Hagen (Regionalliga). After a year in teh States at Lee Academy Prep, he returned back to Germany in 2014 and played with the NOMA Iserlohn Kangaroos (ProB) playing 26 games averaging 9.3ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.7apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 50.6%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 73.4%, played also at Phoenix Hagen (BBL): 6 games: 3.3ppg, 1.0rpg and at the Phoenix Hagen U19 team (NBBL). In the 2015-2016 season he remained with the Iserlohn Kangaroos (ProB) playing 12 games: 9.9ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.3apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 60.7%, 3PT: 14.3%, FT: 68.9%, also Phoenix Hagen (BBL) playing 33 games averaging 3.5ppg, 2.3rpg.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been German U15 National Team -11, Turk Telekom International U16 Tournament -12, German U16 National Team -12, European Championships U16 in Lithuania -12: 7 games: 1.3ppg, 1.4rpg, Eurobasket.com All-German Regionalliga West Newcomer of the Year -13, German Regionalliga (West Group) Runner-Up -13, German NBBL Championships Semifinals -13, German U20 National Team -15-16, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Newcomer of the Year -15, German 2.Bundesliga Pro B (Group South) Regular Season Champion -15, German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Semifinals -15, European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) -15: 9 games: 4.0ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.6apg, German 2.Bundesliga Pro B (Group North) Regular Season Champion -16, European Championships U20 in Helsinki (Finland) -16 (Semifinals): 7 games: 6.1ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 46.9%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 62.5%, and German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Finalist -17.

Source:Phoenix Hagen



Ron Howard Is The Basketball Mr Everything That Gives Unknown Players Hope With His Howard Hoops Opportunity - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

If you're a German basketball fan and primarily follow the easyCredit BBL, you surely will be able to easily find the arena's in big cities like Berlin and Munich, but if your driving through the beautiful countryside of Germany and town hoping, you may not necessarily know if that place has a professional basketball team if you aren't caught up with the lower leagues like the Regionalliga, second Regionalliga or Oberliga. You won't find the same caliber of players in these lower leagues then you would in the easyCredit BBL where guys like Rickey Paulding, Bryce Taylor and Quantez Robertson have become the identity players of the league and why people come to watch games. Very often it is these import players in German lower leagues that have some kind of special story and have made their dream come true usually coming from a lower college league, but not necessarily giving less than the BBL players, but often having a special kind of heart that only these type of players can have, because they never had an easy journey to get to the professional level. One of these guys is Ronald Howard. Three years ago, one could of discovered him earning a living playing in the Regionaliga in Limburg in a small school gym in front of not more than 300-400 people. At first glance, one may have thought that 196cm NBA star James Harden had gotten lost or secretly been loaned out for a game, but with closer scrutiny one would of seen the 15cm difference as it really was Ron Howard even if his goatee made him a dead ringer for Harden, but only if one was at more of a distance away. The American is quick to point out what he likes and dislikes about Harden and that having a goatee has nothing to do with him. 'I think James is a good offensive player but he doesn't play defense and that is what I can't stand about James. Best PG in the league is tough for me because I don't watch the NBA much because I love Euroleague but I give it to Kyrie that boy knows how to win and as a PG he must know how to be a winner. I grew my goatee out because I'm Muslim', stated Ronald Howard (181-PG-84, college: Mayville St.) Even if Howard had played for some other German Pro B teams and in Romania, his professional career was never a cake walk, but one in that he witnessed what lesser known players really go through as making the professional level has many hardships and twists and turns that he somewhat tackled and conquered. Once his professional career ended in 2014, he knew right away, that it was his duty to try to make the professional route for other Americans easier.

Currently Howard is 32 and will be turning 33 in August and had a short professional career, but at least he can always boast that he was able to live the dream of playing overseas. After a storied high school career at J. W. North High School, Moreno Valley, California where he averaged nearly 30ppg, he got the first taste of the professional waters in 2002 and would last until 2014 of what his basketball future would be like with always having to prove himself again over and over and never getting anything given to him, but moreover always having to fight and somewhat have that 'grind' word in his middle name. After playing at Cuesta JC (CJCAA) and San Bernardino Valley JC (CJCAA), he was able to make the next step and finished his college basketball career at Mayville State (NAIA) where he played two successful seasons and as a senior averaged 18.5ppg, 4.6apg, 3.0spg. He then came to Europe and played some seasons in Germany with teams RSV Eintracht Stahnsdorf (Germany-ProB), BG Leitershofen/Stadtbergen (Germany-Regionalliga) and Aschersleben Tigers BC (Germany-2.Regionalliga) and Limburg. He also played in Romania and Bulgaria. He hung up his sneakers in 2014 a few months before his 30th birthday. He didn't even waste a day bumming around the beach at Long Beach, but already had an idea where his life would be going after his professional career. ' I always knew while I was playing overseas there were player's getting scammed every week by either a fake agent fake Manager or just people getting over on American kids with the Dream of becoming a pro player. So I knew when I finished playing I had a lot of changing to do', warned Ronald Howard The American probably could of played a few more years in Europe, but not at a high level where he could be earning good money to put away for later in life. 'I started with XBA (xcellbasketball academy)in Livermore California with my best friend/business partner Kenyatta Madison. There we attached the youth market heavy, but with girls than added a boys program. Than is when I decided it was time to get back to Germany and help guys get the legit opportunity to showcase their talent in actual games against Real Germans/GermanTeams', added Ronald Howard When trying to define what Howard's job title is with his project, the California native doesn't hesitate a moment, but blurts out his job description quicker than Indiana (NCAA) legend Bobby Knight can hurl a chair at an official. 'I do it all. ProTrainer, Youth Development Coach, Coach, Mentor you name it I can do it', warned Ronald Howard

The American decided to have his base in Germany and continued to live there and was coach for Oberliga team Offenbach only a short ride over the Main river from Frankfurt. At the same time, he would travel back and forth from Germany and the United States coordinating his new basketball baby Howard Hoops which ultimately would give unknown American basketball players who played at the lowest school divisions a chance to come to Germany and play against German professional teams and in front of team general managers. It isn't only a challenge for the players to give their best on the court, but also for Howard who has to be an ace with the coordination and building his connection resume. 'Howard Hoops all came about from just me wanting to give players the right opportunity to put up or shut up. So I knew I could provide the facilities teams coaches and Gm's the next step was putting it all together', stressed Ronald Howard In the last few summers, Howard has put together teams to be competitive in Germany, but finding the right mix isn't always easy. 'The process is difficult, but fun once you get to actually see who is really interested and who is wasting your time. I have done better over the last year. But character is highly important', warned Ronald Howard

One of the great things about the job of Ron Howard is helping full-fill the dreams of young, basketball hungry kids who otherwise would be working at a Wendy's or KFC for minimum wage if they hadn't come across his project Howard Hoops is to see the fulfillment that both sides get. Howard as the mentor who get kid's into the door and the player being thankful for the opportunity. One of the many kids that Howard has helped not only get that first overseas job, but in many cases that difficult second one is Chris Miller from Brooklyn, New York who's only prior professional experience was for semi-pro league team Jamestown Jackals (PBL). His path in the last 8 months has been a Cinderella story as he played in Germany's sixth league for Bensheim and just tore up the competition averaging 24.1 Points 7 Rebounds 4 Assists 2.2 Steals Per Game , 30.2 points in the last 11 Games and had a single game high 49 Points and 5 Assists. Granted this league is as far away from the big time as it is pigs ever flying, but it's a start. After his great season in Germany, he got a follow up job in El Salvador for Denver-FAS San Salvador (El Salvador-Liga MB) which is that countries second league. Another basketball team and added experience plus a new name for the resume. Here the American is also turning heads as currently he is averaging 29,2ppg, 4,7rpg and 4,0apg. He had two 38 point games and one 42 point game. In September 2016 after the Howard Hoops tour, Miller didn't even have an overseas job yet, but was more than thankful for having connected with the right person Ronald Howard ' I respect Ron Howard tremendously because he is a truthful man. I have been scammed with opportunities like this in the past. They would take my money and never be seen again. I was hesitant to take this chance with Ron because I did not know him. Something told me to take that chance, and I am happy I did because he is true to his word and he has a brand that is growing all throughout Germany and Europe. He has placed players in big leagues and has a high success rate. I think what he is doing is great because he is providing a way for quality players to be seen', warned Chris Miller. Miller also knows that the Howard Hoops program is one that defines success. It is 2017 and Howard Hoops has placed 40 Americans in Germany/Europe. 'I am thankful for Ronald Howard's Tour. I think what he is doing is great. He is helping guys like me get in front of these coaches and actually show them that it doesn't matter what school that person went to. A lot of players get denied because they didn't go to top D1 schools which to me is not fair. Ronald's tours are defiantly changing the mindsets of these International coaches and agents while giving guys a legit chance to show their talents', added Chris Miller. Howard also creates a big smile and pats his goatee when discussing the Chris Miller success story. 'Chris is a great guy and a hell of a scorer. I joke with him all the time about how he should have come 2 years ago. Each and everyone of my players that has played in Germany/Europe all showed gratitude,love and appreciation all of them was something special for me because without them there wouldn't be a Howard Hoops.
', stressed Ronald Howard

It is now May 2017 and in Germany all the lower leagues have closed down shop for the summer while the first division easyCredit BBL are currently starting the semi-finals of the playoffs. For Ron Howard no time to sit back and inform himself how good the chances are for the EWE Baskets Oldenburg to upset top ranked team ratiopharm Ulm, but he is busy in his basketball lab working on the next Howard Hoops tour. In the last weeks Howard has been very busy jetting all over the country from Germany to California to Minnesota and back to California. He recently was in Germany for five days and explains that all this traveling is a great way for him to expand his horizons as his mind is always at full-throttle. ' I have so many ideas in my head so when I'm on the planes flying to these different workouts and clinics. That's my time to write new ideas down and set more goals', added Ronald Howard On June 24/25 Howard will be conducting the Pro exposure Overseas Tryouts in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Is this a new way of finding new Howard Hoops players instead of the usual film watching? 'No not a new way this is just a better way for me to make it much easier for players in America that can't afford the Howard Hoops tour. This camp will allow players to showcase their talents for 2 days in front of coaches agents and GMs', stressed Ron Howard, This will be a full packed summer for Howard and Howard Hoops as there will be various tours in Germany and for the first time a tour in the UK. Plus Howard has another surprise slated for release on October first. 'This will be the best Summer Howard Hoops has had in 2years. I'm very anxious for the summer. A DVD will be released and you will see it all with a little emotional entertainment exposure and one of the greatest experiences that these young players will ever get in their life', said Ronald Howard Even if Howard has a very busy summer with his ever growing Howard Hoops project, he never fears from looking into the future and seeing where he can go with his basketball baby. 'My Long term goal is to have Howard Hoops tours all around the world and to eventually own my own team in Europe', added Ronald Howard But the most important thing for Ron Howard is to continue to help young kids live their basketball dream overseas and utters the same line over and over to his players. 'if you can play I can get you paid. But you have to trust The process My process my way if you don't have a Division one Resume', warned Ronald Howard So far his process has been a winner and if you are a young, starved basketball hopeful from a tiny school and play ball and run into Ron Howard, don't fear the beard, because Ron Howard's process is special love and dedication for you to succeed.




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  GREECE  

Stats Leaders - A2

Points Per Game
 Alexis KIRITSIS
  Doukas
  (198-G-82)
  Avg: 17.9
 1. Kiritsis, Doukas17.9 
 2. Karaboulas, Faros17.3 
 3. Kokkalis, Ethnikos16.9 
 4. Redikas, Arkadikos16.5 
 5. Gioulekas, GS Laris.16.2 
 6. Milosevic, Holargos15.4 
 7. Smajlagic, Psychiko15.4 
 8. Liakopoulos, Faros14.5 
 9. Gagaloudis, Iraklis14.5 
 10. Macheras, Ethnikos14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kostas MACHERAS
  Ethnikos
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Macheras, Ethnikos9.2 
 2. Lolas, Irakleio8.5 
 3. Tsougarakis, Arkad.8.1 
 4. Jawara, Doxa P.7.7 
 5. Rubio, Doukas7.7 
 6. Skordilis, Faros7.4 
 7. Koutroulias, Holargos7.0 
 8. Papanikolaou, Psych.7.0 
 9. Rutkauskas, Iraklis6.9 
 10. Alihodzic, Panionios6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Thomas NIKOU
  Psychiko
  (185-PG-80)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Nikou, Psychiko7.5 
 2. Gagaloudis, Iraklis5.6 
 3. Vasilopoulos, Faros5.4 
 4. Koutras, GS Laris.5.3 
 5. Zoupas, Amyntas .5.3 
 6. Liakopoulos, Faros5.2 
 7. Milosevic, Holargos5.1 
 8. Koukas, Doukas4.9 
 9. Karydas, Panionios4.7 
 10. Koumpouras, Aiolos A.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Giannis PRODROMOU
  Arkad.
  (196-F-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Prodromou, Arkad.2.0 
 2. Nikou, Psychiko1.9 
 3. Karydas, Panionios1.9 
 4. Erevbenagie, Kavala1.7 
 5. Gagaloudis, Iraklis1.5 
 6. Mazurczak, Kavala1.5 
 7. Diplaros, Doxa P.1.5 
 8. Koutras, GS Laris.1.5 
 9. Laane, Ethnikos1.4 
 10. Thorsteinsso., AE Laris.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Sigurdur THORSTEINSSON
  AE Laris.
  (204-C-88)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Thorsteinsso., AE Laris.1.1 
 2. Sklivas, Kavala1.1 
 3. Skordilis, Faros0.9 
 4. Koutroulias, Holargos0.9 
 5. Melissaratos, Panio.0.8 
 6. Papanikolaou, Psych.0.8 
 7. Alihodzic, Panionios0.7 
 8. Jawara, Doxa P.0.7 
 9. Paulos, Pagrati0.6 
 10. Psaropoulos, Pagra.0.6 


A2 Round 2 of Finals: Faros earn promotion to A1 - by Eurobasket News

Faros - Iraklis 86-75

Faros will play in A1 League next season as they defeated Iraklis in the Final series. Faros shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 51.9 percentage. 26 personal fouls committed by Iraklis helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Center Gaios Skordilis (207-87, agency: Diamond Sports) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!). Guard Giannis Dimakos (192-94) contributed with 26 points for the winners. Four Faros players scored in double figures. Lithuanian Ronaldas Rutkauskas (203-92) replied with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!) and guard Yannis Gagaloudis (192-78) added 16 points in the effort for Iraklis.
Top scorers:
Faros: G.Dimakos 26+1reb, G.Skordilis 17+11reb+1ast, N.Liakopoulos 11+1reb+8ast, K.Kakaroudis 10+3reb+1ast, F.Vasilopoulos 9+1reb+3ast, S.Katoufas 5+3reb
Iraklis: R.Rutkauskas 22+11reb+1ast, Y.Gagaloudis 16+3reb+2ast, V.Angelakopoulos 13+2reb, D.Kalaitzidis 7+3reb+6ast, D.Cheilaris 7+3reb, S.Chrysopoulos 6+2reb+2ast
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Michael Bramos selected the top Greek playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Michael Bramos
Michael Bramos
   #1. This week's number one is former international swingman Michael Bramos (196-87, college: Miami, OH, currently plays in Italy). He was the major contributor in 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. Bramos recorded 15 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 26 minutes on the court. Umana Reyer Venezia (21-9) is placed second in the Serie A. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. This year Bramos averages: 9.9ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.6apg, 2FGP: 53.8%, 3FGP: 40.3% and FT: 71.1% in 33 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Bramos played for the Greek senior national team four years ago. Strangely he has never played in Greece.

Konstantinos Sloukas
Konstantinos Sloukas
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Konstantinos Sloukas (197-90, currently plays in Turkey). Sloukas led Fenerbahce to a victory over the ninth-ranked Tofas (15-15) 92-76 in the Turkish BSL last Wednesday. He was MVP of the game. Sloukas recorded 13 points and added 3 assists. Fenerbahce Istanbul (28-2) is placed first in the BSL. It was his team's 21st consecutive victory in a row. Sloukas has relatively good stats this season: 10.3ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.6apg, 2FGP: 59.8%(49-82) and FT: 89.3%. He is in the roster of the Greek senior national team.

Nikolaos Zisis
Nikolaos Zisis
   #3. The Greek player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced former international guard Nikolaos Zisis (197-83, agency: Octagon Europe, currently plays in Germany). Zisis was the main contributor in a Brose Baskets' victory against the sixth-ranked Telekom Baskets (18-14) 76-67 in the German BBL on Tuesday night. He was the best player in that game. Zisis recorded 15 points (made all of his ten free throws !!!) in 28 minutes. Brose Baskets Bamberg (29-3) is placed second in the BBL. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. This year Zisis' overall stats are: 8.4ppg, 1.9rpg, 3.5apg, 3FGP: 34.8% and FT: 95.5%(85-89) in 28 games. He played for the Greek national team two years ago.

Stratos Perperoglou
Stratos Perperoglou
   #4. Small forward Stratos Perperoglou (203-84, currently plays in Spain). Perperoglou could not help FC Barcelona (22-10) to beat Valencia Basket (23-9). He recorded 9 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. But FC Barcelona was crushed 83-61 on the road by the higher-ranked Valencia Basket (#3). Perperoglou's total stats this season are: 7.9ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.1apg. He is also Greek national team player.

Giorgos Bogris
Giorgos Bogris
   #5. International center Giorgos Bogris (210-89, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help one of league's weakest teams CB Canarias in their game against Unicaja Malaga (22-10) in the Spanish Liga Endesa. Bogris recorded 6 points in 24 minutes. CB Canarias lost 65-79 in Malaga to the higher-ranked (#4) Unicaja. This year Bogris' total stats are: 7.6ppg and 3.9rpg in 33 games. He plays currently for the Greek national team.

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

   #1. Trian Iliadis (190-G-89, college: ODU, currently plays in Australia) could not help Wanneroo (8-3) in their last game on Friday. Despite Iliadis' very good performance the fourth-placed Wanneroo (8-3) were defeated 78-73 on the road by the lower-ranked Flames (#9) in the SBL group. He was the top scorer with 22 points. Iliadis also added 5 rebounds. It's Iliadis' fourth season with the team. He has individually a very good year with high stats. Iliadis averages: 18.4ppg, 3.7rpg, 4.3apg and 2.2spg. He has a dual citizenship: Greek and Australian. Despite Iliadis' Greek passport, he previously played for the Australian university national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Greek team.

   #2. Emils Duselis (192-G/F, currently plays in Australia) led Hills Hornets to an easy victory against the eighth-ranked Crusaders (5-6) 94-79 in the Australian State League (second division) in Saturday night's game. Duselis scored 11 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 28 minutes. Hills Hornets (6-6) are placed sixth in WARATAH group. It's Duselis' tenth season with the team. This year he has relatively solid stats: 12.3ppg, 5.3rpg and 4.6apg in 12 games he played so far. Duselis is another player who holds two passports: Greek and Australian.

Other top Greek players, who play abroad:

Ian Vougioukas (212-C/F-85) plays for Lokomotiv in Russian VTB
Konstantinos Kaimakoglou (206-PF-83) plays for Unics Kazan in Russian VTB
Thanasis Antetokounmpo (199-F-92) plays for Andorra in Spanish Liga Endesa
Georgios Papagiannis (217-C-97) plays for Sacramento Kings in the NBA
Giannis Antetokounmpo (211-G/F-94) plays for Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA
Sofoklis Schortsanitis (206-C-85) plays for Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA
Kostas Koufos (213-C-89) plays for Sacramento Kings in the NBA
Zach Auguste (208-C-93) plays for Usak Sportlif in Turkish BSL
Patrick Calathes (207-F-85) plays for AV Cantu in Italian Serie A
Nikolaos Stylianou (198-F-88) plays for Keravnos in Cypriot Division A

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



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  HUNGARY  

A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Darrin GOVENS
  Falco KC
  (185-PG-88)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Govens, Falco KC21.3 
 2. Bojic, Jaszberenyi21.3 
 3. Kromah, Kormend19.7 
 4. Lilov, Szedeak19.1 
 5. Vojvoda, Szolnok19.0 
 6. Ubilla, ZTE K.17.8 
 7. Frazier, Kaposvari17.4 
 8. Pacher, Vasas17.4 
 9. Johnson, Sopron KC17.0 
 10. Djerasimovic, KTE-D.16.6 
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.8.0 
 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. Govens, Falco KC6.2 
 6. Wisseh, Kaposvari6.2 
 7. Smith, MAFC6.1 
 8. Nelson, PVSK P.6.0 
 9. Petty, Kormend5.8 
 10. Johnson, Sopron KC5.8 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Sopron KC
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Johnson, Sopron KC2.6 
 2. Arrington, Jaszbere.2.3 
 3. Stamenkovic, Jaszbere.2.1 
 4. Kromah, Kormend2.1 
 5. Petty, Kormend2.1 
 6. Boltic, Szedeak2.1 
 7. Smith, MAFC1.9 
 8. Pongo, KTE-Duna1.8 
 9. Frazier, Kaposvari1.6 
 10. Lilov, Szedeak1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Malik COOKE
  Kaposvari
  (201-F-89)
  Avg: 1
 1. Cooke, Kaposvari1.0 
 2. Hendlein, Kaposvari0.9 
 3. Wright, Vasas0.8 
 4. Keller, Alba0.8 
 5. Juhos, Szedeak0.8 
 6. Zigeranovic, Falco K.0.8 
 7. Andric, Szolnok0.7 
 8. Ivosev, KTE-Duna0.7 
 9. Benke, ZTE K.0.7 
 10. Farr, Alba0.6 


A Division Round 1 of Semifinals - by Eurobasket News

Falco KC - Kormend 89-88

Kormend was ahead by 2 points after three quarters before a 22-19 charge of Falco KC, which allowed them to win the game. Falco KC had a 16-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. American point guard Darrin Govens (185-88, college: St.Joseph's) stepped up and scored 33 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners and Belarusian-Russian Aliaksandr Pustahvar (202-85) chipped in 20 points and 8 rebounds. At the losing side American guard Lenzelle Smith-Jr (193-91, college: Ohio St.) responded with 20 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import guard Sterling Gibbs (188-92, college: Connecticut, agency: Interperformances) scored 24 points. Five Kormend players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Falco KC: D.Govens 33+8reb+9ast, A.Pustahvar 20+8reb+1ast, B.Varadi 14+4reb+2ast, N.Toth 8+5reb+1ast, L.Medford 7+5reb+6ast, D.Barham 4+3reb+1ast
Kormend: S.Gibbs 24+2reb, L.Smith Jr. 20+7reb+3ast, L.Kromah 16+6reb+4ast, P.Petty 14+5reb, T.Allen 12+5reb+2ast, C.Ferencz 2+1reb
gschID: 547338


Alba - ZTE KK 80-88

The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 32-13. But Alba won third quarter 25-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. ZTE KK looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Julian Norfleet (188-91, college: Mt.St.Mary's) who helped to win the game recording 23 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. The former international forward Zsolt Szabo (202-86) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American point guard Brandon Taylor (178-94, college: Utah) answered with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists and Canadian guard Justin Edwards (190-92, college: Kansas St.) added 19 points in the effort for Alba. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
ZTE KK: J.Norfleet 23+5reb+6ast, Z.Szabo 17+10reb, A.Drungilas 16+6reb+5ast, E.Ubilla 14+3reb+8ast, J.Wright 8+1ast, S.Benke 7+3reb+3ast
Alba: J.Edwards 19+3reb+2ast, A.Mohammed 14+4reb+4ast, B.Taylor 13+6reb+10ast, J.Farr 11+2reb+1ast, P.Lorant 11+7reb+4ast, W.Shepard 6+6reb+3ast
gschID: 547337





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  INDIA  


3rd FIBA Asia 3 on 3 - Indian teams announced - by Anil Kumar

The Junior Boys and Girls representing India at the FIBA 3x3 U18 Asia Cup 2017 are all set to leave for Cyberjaya, Malaysia. The 3rd edition of the tournament will be held between 26-28 May and will see 32 teams (16 each for men and women) competing to be crowned Asia's best.
The junior Indian men and women have been placed in the qualifying draws and will have to top their respective pools to be eligible to play for the championship. The men will be going up against Turkmenistan and Lebanon while the women will face Chinese Taipei and Turkmenistan. If the teams were to top their pool and qualify, the men will be placed in pool with defending champions Qatar while the women would be placed in a pool against Japan - an Asian powerhouse, who also are the defending champs.
The selection trial for this event was held on 21st April 2017 at the National Basketball Academy - Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Former Olympian Mr Dilip Gurumurthy of Karnataka will be leading the boys while girls are being led by Indian Railways' Jeena Zachariah. 'The tournament is going to be a great learning experience for our players. We hope that the exposure they get due to such opportunities help them develop their game and become better as players,' said Gurumurthy. 'We have been seeded against two of the better teams (Turkmenistan and Chinese Taipei) of the tournament. We aim to give it our best and hope to qualify for Pool C,' said Zachariah.
The matches can be streamed live on FIBA 3x3's YouTube channel. The link: https://www.youtube.com/FIBA3x3

The 3rd FIBA 3x3 U-18 Asia Cup 2017 is set to take place in the Malaysian city of Cyberjaya from 26th to 28th May. Thirty-two teams from 17 different countries will be participating. Sixteen men's teams and sixteen women's teams will compete at the tournament - as well as the mixed shoot-out contest - hosted by FIBA in cooperation with the Malaysian Basketball Association (MABA) and organised by NBL Asia. Bahrain, Turkmenistan and Jordan will make their debut at the event.
The event will then be played with 12 teams per gender, divided into 4 pools of 3 teams. The pools will not be determined through a draw, but will be automatically created, based on the 3x3 Federation Ranking of the participating countries as of 1 March 2017.
The top 2 teams from each pool will then qualify to a knock-out phase starting from the quarter-finals.

India's Schedule [Timings in IST]

The link: https://www.youtube.com/FIBA3x3
Men
26-05-17: India (14) vs Lebanon (15) (8:05 am)
26-05-17: India (14) vs Turkmenistan (8) (8:45 am)

Women
26-05-17: India (14) vs Turkmenistan (15) (8:25 am)
26-05-17: India (14) vs Chinese Taipei (15) (9:05 am)
History of the event

The FIBA 3x3 U18 Asia Cup 2017, staged in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, will mark the 3rd edition of the competition.



India beat Nepal 90-44, complete historic five-peat of SABA Championships - by Eurobasket News

In the 5th South Asian Basketball Association (SABA) Championship underway in Maldives, India beat Nepal 90-44 to go unbeaten in the tournament and complete a historic five-peat of SABA championships. Playing its fourth and final round robin encounter, defending champs India dominated Nepal 90-44 and earned yet another victory. India made the most of its size advantage against a smaller Nepal team and scored majority of its points in the paint while opening a 19-point lead in the very first quarter. India's veteran shooting guard Vishesh Bhriguvanshi (192-G-91) continued his scoring spree as he tallied 22 points in the encounter. Shooting guard Anil Kumar BK also chipped in with 16 points off the bench. The second half of the game saw young players Jeevanatham Pandi, Muin Bek and Vishal Kumar Gupta get some valuable playing time. Pandi made the most of this opportunity by using his size to grab offensive rebounds and score 12 points for the team. For Nepal, Ashim Shrestha was the leading scorer with 9 points as Nepal's shooters struggled against India's zone defence. Vishesh Bhriguvanshi was declared player of the match while centre Amritpal Singh (212-C/F-91) won the MVP of the tournament. India has now ensured qualification for itself and its top club team, in the upcoming FIBA Asia Cup in Lebanon from 8-20 August, and the FIBA Asia Champions Cup respectively.
Courtesy of: basketballfederationindia.org



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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. Simon, Maccabi .17.2 
 5. Siggers, Galil Gilboa17.1 
 6. Hopson, Ironi N.17.0 
 7. Holloway, Hapoel H.16.4 
 8. Milbourne, Hapoel E.16.3 
 9. Bowman, Maccabi .16.1 
 10. Holloway, Galil G.15.9 
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 Holon8.6 
 4. Adrien, Bnei H.8.0 
 5. Howell, Hapoel T-A7.8 
 6. Cohen, Maccabi .7.7 
 7. Carmichael, Maccabi .7.1 
 8. Griffin, Galil Gilboa7.1 
 9. Iverson, Maccabi .7.0 
 10. Kitchen, Ironi N.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Gregory VARGAS
  Maccabi .
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Vargas, Maccabi .6.7 
 2. Henry, Hapoel Eilat6.1 
 3. Kitchen, Ironi N.5.8 
 4. Blatt, Hapoel T-A5.4 
 5. Mekel, Maccabi T-A5.0 
 6. Lyons, Hapoel T-A4.8 
 7. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .4.6 
 8. Ewing, Maccabi .4.5 
 9. Limonad, Hapoel T.4.4 
 10. Selby, Maccabi K/G4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Joaquin SHUCHMAN
  Galil G.
  (191-G-95)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Shuchman, Galil G.2.1 
 2. Long, Maccabi .2.0 
 3. Vargas, Maccabi .2.0 
 4. Carter, Maccabi .1.8 
 5. Kinsey, Hapoel J-M1.8 
 6. Henry, Hapoel Eilat1.8 
 7. Dennis, Bnei H.1.7 
 8. Howell, Hapoel T-A1.7 
 9. Taylor, Maccabi .1.7 
 10. Seeley, Maccabi .1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Eric GRIFFIN
  Galil Gilboa
  (203-F-90)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Griffin, Galil Gilboa1.8 
 2. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat1.3 
 3. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.1.3 
 4. Jones, Hapoel J-M1.2 
 5. Mitchell, Maccabi .1.1 
 6. Adrien, Bnei H.1.0 
 7. Carter, Maccabi .0.9 
 8. Chubrevich, Hapoel H.0.9 
 9. Daniels, Hapoel Eilat0.9 
 10. Kelly, Maccabi K/G0.9 


Winner League Round 1 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Hapoel J-M - Ironi Nahariya 85-86

Hapoel Jerusalem was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Americans were the main players on the court. Point guard Derwin Kitchen (194-86, college: Florida St.) stepped up and scored 19 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners and Tyrone Nash (203-88, college: Notre Dame) chipped in 9 points and 11 rebounds. At the losing side point guard Curtis Jerrells (185-87, college: Baylor) responded with 21 points and 6 assists and swingman Tarence Kinsey (202-84, college: S.Carolina) scored 23 points and 4 steals. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Ironi Nahariya: D.Kitchen 19+6reb+7ast, J.Skjoldebrand 16+7reb, S.Hopson 13+4reb, S.Douglass 12+2ast, N.Faust 11+4reb+1ast, T.Nash 9+11reb+3ast
Hapoel J-M: T.Kinsey 23+2reb+2ast, C.Jerrells 21+2reb+6ast, L.Eliyahu 14+4reb+2ast, T.Peterson 10+8reb+1ast, R.Howell 7+8reb+2ast, B.Timor 6+1reb+3ast
gschID: 546932


Hapoel Holon - Maccabi Haifa 104-99 2OT

The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 23-18 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in double-overtime eventually winning that period 4-4. Hapoel Holon made 29-of-36 free shots (80.6 percent) during the game, while Maccabi Haifa only scored ten points from the stripe. 28 personal fouls committed by Maccabi Haifa helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Tu Holloway (182-89, college: Xavier) stepped up and scored 34 points (!!!) and 5 assists (made all of his eight free throws) for the winners and his fellow American import forward Darion Atkins (203-92, college: Virginia) chipped in 18 points and 10 rebounds. At the losing side international Oz Blayzer (199-92) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds and international swingman Amit Simhon (198-89, agency: Avi Zilberman) scored 22 points. Four Hapoel Holon and five Maccabi Haifa players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Holon: T.Holloway 34+2reb+5ast, D.Atkins 18+10reb, S.Harush 17+4reb+3ast, J.Taylor 13+5reb+3ast, J.Bell 9+8reb+1ast, R.Huber 7+2reb+5ast
Maccabi Haifa: A.Simhon 22+4reb+3ast, J.DiBartolomeo 19+4reb+2ast, O.Blayzer 18+10reb+2ast, O.Mendez-Valdez 13+2reb+5ast, K.Pinkney 10+6reb+1ast, G.Vargas 10+5reb+5ast
gschID: 546930


Maccabi T-A - Bnei Hertzeliyya 87-73

The game was mostly controlled by Maccabi T-A. Bnei Hasharon was better in fourth quarter 16-7. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Maccabi T-A looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American forward Victor Rudd (205-91, college: S.Florida, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import guard Andrew Goudelock (190-88, college: Charleston) chipped in 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Maccabi T-A's coach Arik Shivek used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American power forward Darrell Williams (203-89, college: Tex.A&M-Comm., agency: BeoBasket) responded with 13 points and 9 rebounds and international forward Karam Mashour (198-91, college: Morehead St., agency: Three Eye Sports) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Maccabi T-A: A.Goudelock 21+5reb+4ast, V.Rudd 17+11reb+2ast, Q.Miller-Scott 14+4reb+2ast, J.Alexander 11+1reb+3ast, I.Segev 8+7reb, Y.Ohayon 6+2reb+5ast
Bnei Hertzeliyya: D.Sharp 16+3reb, K.Mashour 13+10reb+1ast, D.Williams 13+9reb+2ast, B.Triche 12+2reb+5ast, J.Adrien 8+2reb, H.Kanacevic 4+3reb+2ast
gschID: 546931


Hapoel Eilat - Maccabi Rishon 93-83

Maccabi Rishon was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 3-point lead after three quarters before a 30-17 charge of Hapoel Eilat, which allowed them to win the game. Maccabi Rishon was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American point guard Pierria Henry (193-93, college: Charlotte) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and international Rafi Menco (198-94, agency: Avi Zilberman) chipped in 11 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Hapoel Eilat's coach Oded Katash used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side the former international swingman Shawn Dawson (198-93) responded with 18 points and 8 rebounds and American swingman J.J. Moore (198-91, college: Rutgers) scored 19 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Five Hapoel Eilat and four Maccabi Rishon players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Eilat: P.Henry 25+10reb+4ast, L.Milbourne 14+3reb, N.Sharon 12+1reb+5ast, R.Menco 11+7reb+5ast, R.Buckner 11+3reb+2ast, W.Daniels 10+7reb+1ast
Maccabi Rishon: J.Moore 19+4reb, S.Dawson 18+8reb+2ast, O.Brandwein 11+2reb+3ast, P.Richard 11+2reb+1ast, C.Long 7+1reb+5ast, I.Zalmanson 7+1reb
gschID: 546929





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  ITALY  

stats leader

Points Per Game
 Simone PEPE
  Pescara
  (184-G-93)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Pepe, Pescara20.6 
 2. Centanni, Volpino .19.8 
 3. Maggiotto, Senigallia19.2 
 4. Bagnoli, Cassino18.5 
 5. Bolzonella, Varese R.18.3 
 6. Boffelli, Scauri18.2 
 7. Grilli, Barcellona18.0 
 8. Zampolli, Matera17.6 
 9. Bonfiglio, Piombino17.4 
 10. Visnjic, Napoli Cuore17.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nicolo RAVAZZANI
  Matera
  (200-C-85)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Ravazzini, Matera11.1 
 2. Zanotti, Monteroni10.6 
 3. Bozzetto, Crema10.6 
 4. Chiacig, Taranto10.4 
 5. Bagnoli, Cassino10.2 
 6. Toscano, Bottegone10.1 
 7. Beretta, Roma L.9.0 
 8. Di-Carmine, Ortona8.9 
 9. Di-Donato, Pescara8.9 
 10. Arrigoni, Omegna8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Matias DI MARCO
  San S.
  (180-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Di-Marco, San S.7.5 
 2. Losi, Cefalu6.0 
 3. Bruni, Cecina5.3 
 4. Maggio, Napoli Cuore5.1 
 5. Bottioni, Campli5.1 
 6. Musso, Ortona5.0 
 7. Magini, Firenze Enic5.0 
 8. Sanguinetti, Piacenza5.0 
 9. Panzini, Cassino4.8 
 10. Centanni, Volpino .4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Ferdinando NASELLO
  Siena Virtus
  (194-G-95)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Nasello, Siena Virtus2.5 
 2. Realini, Domodossola2.2 
 3. Demartini, Vicenza2.2 
 4. Chiappelli, Reggio E.2.2 
 5. Stefanelli, San M.2.1 
 6. Gasparin, Omegna2.0 
 7. Toscano, Bottegone1.9 
 8. Busco, Patti1.9 
 9. Ricci, Giulianova1.8 
 10. Bonfiglio, Piombino1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Diego CORRAL
  Omegna
  (205-C-86)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Corral, Omegna1.2 
 2. Zanotti, Monteroni1.1 
 3. Capitanelli, Pescara1.1 
 4. Ferrara, Padova1.0 
 5. Galmarini, Firenze .1.0 
 6. Gatti, Campli0.9 
 7. Antonelli, Bisceglie0.9 
 8. Laguzzi, Sestu0.9 
 9. Chiacig, Taranto0.9 
 10. Mastroianni, Napoli C.0.9 


Serie B Round 5 of Semi-Finals: Palestrina, Napoli Cuore and Omegna entered group finals - by Eurobasket News

Bisceglie - Palestrina 63-75

It was a great shooting night for Palestrina especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.0 percentage. The best player for the winners was forward Davide Serino (199-81) who scored 17 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Forward Riccardo Pederzini (198-89, agency: Players Group) chipped in 8 points and 11 rebounds. Naturalized Argentinian power forward Enzo-Damian Cena (200-92) produced 12 points and 7 rebounds and guard Marco Cucco (188-94, agency: Players Group) added 7 points and 4 assists respectively for the hosts.
Top scorers:
Palestrina: D.Serino 17+5reb+1ast, L.Montanari 13+1reb+3ast, M.Drigo 12+3reb+2ast, S.Rischia 9+1reb+1ast, F.Gagliardo 8+3reb, R.Pederzini 8+11reb+3ast
Bisceglie: A.Chiriatti 13+1reb, E.Damian Cena 12+7reb+1ast, S.Bruno 9+2reb+2ast, G.Leggio 9+4reb, M.Cucco 7+4reb+4ast, E.Di Emidio 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 547375


Napoli Cuore - Cassino 90-69

Napoli Cuore made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. Bosnian-Serbian power forward Njegos Visnjic (200-79) stepped up and scored 23 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and Serbian forward Stefan Nikolic (203-97) chipped in 16 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Four Napoli Cuore players scored in double figures. Napoli Cuore's coach Ciccio Ponticiello felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Niccolo Petrucci (193-89) responded with 14 points and 5 rebounds and Maurizio Del-Testa (188-89) scored 13 points and 5 assists.
Top scorers:
Napoli Cuore: N.Visnjic 23+9reb+2ast, A.Barsanti 21+1reb, S.Nikolic 16+7reb+6ast, R.Maggio 13+5reb+5ast, A.Murolo 7+3reb+1ast, M.Mastroianni 6+7reb+5ast
Cassino: N.Petrucci 14+5reb+1ast, M.Del Testa 13+2reb+5ast, B.Sergio 10+7reb, D.Birindelli 9+4reb+3ast, G.Valesin 7+1ast, L.Panzini 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 547374


Omegna - Piacenza 94-87

Piacenza was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Marco Arrigoni (199-91) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Giovanni Gasparin (187-91, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 18 points and 7 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) for the winners. Five Omegna players scored in double figures. Point guard Giacomo Sanguinetti (180-90) answered with 19 points and 4 assists and point guard Giovanni Bruni (185-82, agency: Interperformances) added 16 points and 4 assists in the effort for Piacenza.
Top scorers:
Omegna: M.Arrigoni 19+10reb, G.Gasparin 18+7ast, G.Gurini 16+3reb+2ast, A.Simoncelli 14+3ast, F.Fratto 12+4reb+1ast, A.Dagnello 6+1reb
Piacenza: G.Sanguinetti 19+4reb+4ast, M.Rezzano 17+5reb, G.Bruni 16+4reb+4ast, M.Magrini 9+2reb+1ast, M.Samoggia 8+2reb+1ast, M.Soragna 8+6reb+1ast
gschID: 547373





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  KOSOVO  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Trae ANDERSON
  Ylli
  (196-SF-)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Anderson, Ylli21.4 
 2. Zenelaj, Ylli21.3 
 3. Brown, Ylli21.3 
 4. Kovaqi, Vellaznimi20.8 
 5. Black, Bashkimi19.3 
 6. Qallaku, Vellaznimi18.8 
 7. Veseli, Peja17.3 
 8. Hajrizi, Sigal P.17.3 
 9. Zekiqi, Trepca16.9 
 10. Locke, Bashkimi16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Urim ZENELAJ
  Ylli
  (213-C-91)
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Zenelaj, Ylli14.5 
 2. Anderson, Ylli9.2 
 3. Moser, Sigal P.8.2 
 4. Dahlman, Peja8.1 
 5. Sinani, Bashkimi8.0 
 6. Locke, Bashkimi7.2 
 7. Grosha, Ylli7.0 
 8. Matoshi, Vellaznimi6.8 
 9. Black, Bashkimi6.4 
 10. Kapiti, Kerasan6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Fisnik JUNIKU
  Vellaznimi
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Juniku, Vellaznimi7.7 
 2. Anderson, Ylli7.0 
 3. Soyebo, Bashkimi6.6 
 4. Morina, Ylli6.0 
 5. Brown, Ylli5.4 
 6. Kemp, Sigal Prishtina5.4 
 7. Mekaj, Peja5.1 
 8. Wise, Trepca4.7 
 9. Ahmetbasic, Peja4.4 
 10. Black, Bashkimi4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Arian QALLAKU
  Peja
  (195-G-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Qallaku, Peja2.5 
 2. Morina, Ylli2.0 
 3. Kovaqi, Vellaznimi1.9 
 4. Juniku, Vellaznimi1.7 
 5. Deihl, Rahoveci1.7 
 6. Hajrizi, Sigal P.1.7 
 7. Brown, Ylli1.7 
 8. Latifaj, Kerasan1.6 
 9. Soyebo, Bashkimi1.6 
 10. Hinds, Sigal P.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Dardan KAPITI
  Kerasan
  (204-F/C-0)
  Avg: 2
 1. Kapiti, Kerasan2.0 
 2. Zenelaj, Ylli1.6 
 3. Zeka, Vellaznimi0.9 
 4. Reed, Peja0.8 
 5. Muric, Peja0.7 
 6. Grosha, Ylli0.7 
 7. Stutz, Trepca0.7 
 8. Anderson, Ylli0.6 
 9. Veseli, Peja0.6 
 10. Zekiqi, Trepca0.5 


Eurobasket.com All-Kosovo League Awards 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Eurobasket.com All-Kosovo League 1st Team 2017
Jabarie Hinds
Hinds
Justin Black
Black
Drilon Hajrizi
Hajrizi
Mike Moser
Moser
Nenad Delic
Delic

Finals MVP: Mike Moser (203-F-90) of Sigal Prishtina
Player of the Year: Justin Black (188-G-92) of Bashkimi
Guard of the Year: Justin Black (188-G-92) of Bashkimi
Forward of the Year: Mike Moser (203-F-90) of Sigal Prishtina
Center of the Year: Nenad Delic (210-F/C-84) of Sigal Prishtina
Defensive Player of the Year: Imer Tahiri (187-PG-91) of Bashkimi
Young Player of the Year: Leonard Mekaj (182-PG-95) of Peja
Coach of the Year: Audrius Prakuraitis of Sigal Prishtina

1st Team
PG: Jabarie Hinds (180-PG-92) of Sigal Prishtina
G: Justin Black (188-G-92) of Bashkimi
F: Drilon Hajrizi (203-F-91) of Sigal Prishtina
F: Mike Moser (203-F-90) of Sigal Prishtina
F/C: Nenad Delic (210-F/C-84) of Sigal Prishtina

2nd Team
PG: Robert Abramovic (185-PG-88) of Peja
SG: Marko Popovic (200-SG-85) of Bashkimi
F: Samir Zekiqi (202-F-95) of Trepca
F: Kayel Locke (196-F-94) of Bashkimi
F: Alban Veseli (202-F-90) of Peja

All-Domestic Players Team
SG: Arti Hajdari (190-SG-93) of Peja
G: Mikaile Tmusic (188-G-93) of Bashkimi
F: Drilon Hajrizi (203-F-91) of Sigal Prishtina
F: Samir Zekiqi (202-F-95) of Trepca
F: Alban Veseli (202-F-90) of Peja

All-Imports Team
PG: Jabarie Hinds (180-PG-92) of Sigal Prishtina
G: Justin Black (188-G-92) of Bashkimi
SF: Trae Anderson (196-SF) of Ylli
F: Mike Moser (203-F-90) of Sigal Prishtina
F: Kayel Locke (196-F-94) of Bashkimi

Honorable Mention
Jeremy Wise (191-G-86) of Trepca
Urim Zenelaj (213-C-91) of Sigal Prishtina
Trae Anderson (196-SF) of Ylli
Arian Qallaku (195-G-92) of Peja



Sigal Prishtina claim Superleague title - by Eurobasket News

Bashkimi - Sigal Prishtina 64-73

Sigal Prishtina celebrated SuperLeague title. They overcame Bashkimi in Game 4 of the Finals to earn the trophy. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. American players dominated the game. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Jabarie Hinds (180-92, college: Massachusetts) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 5 assists. Point guard Willie Kemp (185-87, college: Memphis) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Forward Kayel Locke (196-94, college: NC-Greensboro) replied with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds and guard Justin Black (188-92, college: Morgan St.) added 14 points in the effort for Bashkimi.
Top scorers:
Bashkimi: J.Black 14+2reb+3ast, K.Locke 13+10reb+2ast, G.Adams 11+3reb+3ast, I.Tahiri 9+2reb, M.Tmusic 5, G.Sinani 4+5reb+1ast
Sigal Prishtina: W.Kemp 19+2reb+3ast, M.Moser 17+7reb, J.Hinds 16+4reb+5ast, F.Rugova 6+6reb+2ast, N.Delic 6+5reb+2ast, G.Rugova 5+3reb
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Davis Lejasmeiers (ex Sodertalje) joins Krosno - by Greg

Miasto Szkla Krosno (PLK) agreed terms with 26-year old Latvian international guard Davis Lejasmeiers (192-84kg-91). He moved there from Sodertalje Kings in Swedish Basketligan where he played this season. In 47 Basketligan games he had 10.9ppg, 2.9rpg and 4.0apg. Lejasmeiers helped them to make it to the final. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Basketligan Honorable Mention and All-Bosmans Team. Lejasmeiers also played 10 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 5.6ppg, 2.2rpg and 3.1apg (top 5). And finally he contributed to 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 3.5ppg and 1.5apg. The last season Lejasmeiers played also at Sodertalje Kings (also in Basketligan). In 42 games he got 7.2ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.7apg. He contributed to his team winning the league title. Lejasmeiers also played 11 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 7.6ppg, 1.8rpg and 4.0apg.
Lejasmeiers has been also a member of Latvian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Latvian senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2009.
Lejasmeiers has played also professionally for other Latvian teams like Ventspils, Liepaja/Triobet, Ventspils Augstskola and Liepajas Lauvas-2.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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LBL Round 3 of Finals: VEF Riga one win away from the title - by Eurobasket News

VEF Riga - Ventspils 90-82
The hosts trailed by 8 points after three quarters before their 35-19 charge, which allowed them to win the game. VEF Riga made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Ventspils helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was international forward Mareks Mejeris (208-91, agency: Players Group) who scored 18 points and 9 rebounds. International center Martins Meiers (208-91) chipped in a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international forward Kristaps Janicenoks (196-83) who recorded 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and the former international forward Aigars Skele (192-92) added 16 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) respectively. Five VEF Riga and four Ventspils players scored in double figures. Ventspils' coach Karlis Muiznieks rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
VEF Riga: M.Mejeris 18+9reb, A.Gaddy 18+4reb+2ast, J.Blums 17+3reb+6ast, K.Richard 15+3reb+6ast, M.Meiers 12+11reb+3ast, A.Labuckas 6+1reb
Ventspils: K.Janicenoks 21+6reb+5ast, A.Skele 16+2reb+3ast, A.Grazulis 13+6reb+2ast, R.Zakis 10+8reb+1ast, W.Deane 9+5reb+3ast, F.Campbell 7+1reb+4ast
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Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Terrell STOGLIN
  Sagesse
  (185-G-91)
  Avg: 33.7
 1. Stoglin, Sagesse33.7 
 2. Khatib, Homenetmen24.5 
 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. Spencer, Moutahed21.5 
 10. Jackson, Homen.21.4 
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, Homenetmen11.4 
 5. Godfrey, Sagesse10.5 
 6. Melvin, Moutahed10.2 
 7. Bawji, Champville9.6 
 8. Aminu, Al Riyadi9.3 
 9. Johnson, Louaize8.6 
 10. Traore, Byblos8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Kevin GALLOWAY
  Homen.
  (200-PG-88)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Galloway, Homen.8.4 
 2. Mezher, Hoops8.1 
 3. Khalil, Tadamon6.4 
 4. Rembert, Champville6.1 
 5. Johnson, Louaize6.1 
 6. Sosa, Al Riyadi5.9 
 7. Brown, Al Riyadi5.4 
 8. Pigram, Tadamon5.2 
 9. Efevberha, Sagesse4.9 
 10. Arakji, Al Riyadi4.8 
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. Kemp, Tadamon1.9 
 5. Youngblood, Byblos1.9 
 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 Riyadi1.4 
 7. Melvin, Moutahed1.4 
 8. Aminu, Al Riyadi1.2 
 9. Tabet, Moutahed1.1 
 10. Lewis, Louaize1.0 


Pepsi LBL Round 5 of Finals. Al Riyadi celebrate third victory - by Eurobasket News

Homenetmen - Al Riyadi 64-76

Al Riyadi overcame Homenetmen to take 3-2 lead in the championship series. The game was mostly controlled by Al Riyadi. Homenetmen managed to win second period 16-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was Nigerian power forward Alade Aminu (210-87, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports) who had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 18 rebounds. Dominican-American point guard Edgar Sosa (190-88, college: Louisville) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 assists. Five Al Riyadi players scored in double figures. American-Iraqi point guard Kevin Galloway (200-88, college: Texas Southern) produced 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and American forward Dewayne Jackson (203-90, college: Morgan St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) added 16 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the hosts.
Top scorers:
Homenetmen: K.Galloway 17+5reb+4ast, D.Jackson 16+5reb, F.El Khatib 10+5reb+5ast, E.Chamoun 9+5reb, A.Majok 6+9reb, S.Ketenjian 3
Al Riyadi: M.Haidar 16+4reb+2ast, B.Cvetkovic 14+5reb+2ast, A.Aminu 14+18reb, E.Sosa 13+2reb+12ast, J.Abdel Nour 11+3reb+1ast, A.Ismail 8+3reb+3ast
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LKL Round 4 of Semi-Finals: Lietkabelis and Zalgiris in the Finals! - by Eurobasket News

Lietkabelis - Lietuvos rytas 86-77

A historic night for Lietkabelis as they advanced to the LKL Finals for the first time in club history! Lietuvos rytas trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 23-20 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 77-86 at the end of the game. Lietkabelis made 20-of-22 free shots (90.9 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of Australian swingman Ben Madgen (193-85, college: Augusta) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 8 rebounds. The former international guard Mindaugas Lukauskis (198-79) contributed with 7 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American forward Taylor Brown (200-89, college: Bradley) replied with 18 points and American-Georgian point guard Corey Fisher (186-88, college: Villanova) added 13 points and 5 assists in the effort for Lietuvos rytas. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Lietuvos rytas: T.Brown 18+3reb+1ast, C.Fisher 13+1reb+5ast, D.Gordon 12+5reb, R.Giedraitis 7+4reb+3ast, A.Gudaitis 6+7reb+1ast, J.Baron 5+2reb+4ast
Lietkabelis: B.Madgen 24+8reb+2ast, Z.Skucas 12+5reb+1ast, K.Lavrinovic 12+3reb+2ast, L.Williams 10+2reb+3ast, G.Leonavicius 8+5reb+3ast, M.Lukauskis 7+9reb+3ast
gschID: 547318


Neptunas - Zalgiris 53-69

The game without a history. Zalgiris led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter and checked Finals ticket.. Zalgiris outrebounded Neptunas 40-24 including a 28-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Neptunas was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international Paulius Jankunas (205-84) who helped to win the game recording 7 points and 8 rebounds and international guard Arturas Milaknis (195-86) who added 15 points during the contest. At the losing side the former international guard Mindaugas Girdziunas (188-89) responded with 14 points and forward Arvydas Siksnius (196-87, college: Weatherford JC) scored 11 points. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Neptunas: M.Girdziunas 14+2reb+1ast, A.Siksnius 11+2reb+2ast, V.Sarakauskas 7, J.Grant 6+2reb, A.Butkevicius 5+6reb, M.Kacinas 4+5reb+2ast
Zalgiris: A.Milaknis 15+1ast, E.Ulanovas 11+4reb, L.Lekavicius 10+2reb+3ast, B.Motum 8+3reb, P.Jankunas 7+8reb+2ast, L.Westermann 6+6reb+1ast
gschID: 547317





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CIBACOPA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Travis FRANKLIN
  Guasave
  (200-F-88)
  Avg: 25.8
 1. Franklin, Guasave25.8 
 2. Yeager, Guasave25.4 
 3. Forte, Los Mochis25.4 
 4. Rice-Jr, Obregon22.5 
 5. Samarco, Durango22.0 
 6. Spurlock, Hermosillo21.2 
 7. Glover, Obregon20.9 
 8. Mitchell, Navolato20.8 
 9. Rogers, Navolato20.8 
 10. Tucker, Mazatlan20.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cameron FORTE
  Los Mochis
  (201-F-93)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Forte, Los Mochis12.2 
 2. Glover, Obregon10.8 
 3. Ammons, Navolato10.3 
 4. Gibson, Tijuana9.2 
 5. Little, Hermosillo8.9 
 6. West, Guaymas8.8 
 7. Puckett, Culiacan8.8 
 8. Murphy, Los Mochis8.2 
 9. Rogers, Navolato7.3 
 10. Spurlock, Hermosillo7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jordon CRAWFORD
  Durango
  (168-PG-)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Crawford, Durango6.1 
 2. Mitchell, Navolato5.9 
 3. Yeager, Guasave5.4 
 4. Monreal, Hermosillo5.2 
 5. Rice-Jr, Obregon5.1 
 6. Perez, Hermosillo5.0 
 7. Morrison, Tijuana4.8 
 8. Murphy, Los Mochis4.7 
 9. Marigney, Guaymas4.6 
 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, Obregon1.8 
 4. Crawford, Durango1.7 
 5. Morrison, Tijuana1.5 
 6. Motley, Los Mochis1.4 
 7. Casillas, Mazatlan1.4 
 8. Maxwell, Culiacan1.3 
 9. Tucker, Mazatlan1.3 
 10. Newby, Los Mochis1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane HEYWARD
  Guaymas
  (200-F-92)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Heyward, Guaymas2.1 
 2. Pittman, Guasave1.4 
 3. West, Guaymas1.3 
 4. Ammons, Navolato1.2 
 5. Maxwell, Culiacan1.0 
 6. Lathan, Tijuana1.0 
 7. Puckett, Culiacan1.0 
 8. Gibson, Tijuana0.9 
 9. Smith, Durango0.8 
 10. Villanueva, Hermo.0.7 



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Orlando Magic hire John Hammond as general manager - by Eurobasket News

The Orlando Magic have named John Hammond general manager, President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman announced today. Hammond brings more than 35 years of coaching and administrative experience to Orlando, including the last nine seasons (2008-17) as general manager of the Milwaukee Bucks. During Hammond's 26 years in the NBA, his teams have made 15 postseason appearances. Weltman served as assistant general manager under Hammond for five seasons (2008-13) and also worked with him in Detroit (2007-08). 'John (Hammond) brings tremendous experience and is a great talent evaluator,' said Weltman. 'He has experience in everything from day-to-day operations to player development. He built a great team in Milwaukee, and won a championship while in Detroit. We are very fortunate to have him as part of the Magic family.' 'We are very excited to join Jeff (Weltman) and be a part of the team in Orlando,' said Hammond. 'The Magic are a first-class organization all the way around and we look forward to this tremendous opportunity. I want to thank the ownership in Milwaukee, Wes Edens, Marc Lasry and Jamie Dinan, for their support and I certainly wish them well.' Hammond was named general manager of Milwaukee on April 11, 2008 and promptly generated an eight-win improvement in his first season and another 12 during his second, earning the 2009-10 NBA Executive of the Year Award. Prior to joining the Bucks, Hammond spent seven seasons as vice president of basketball operations with the Detroit Pistons, where he was responsible for directing day-to-day operations of the basketball operations department, handling player personnel issues and assisting in roster development. During his time with Detroit, the Pistons were 330-158 (.676), reached the Eastern Conference Finals six consecutive times (2003-08), made two straight trips to the NBA Finals (2004-05) and captured the NBA World Championship in 2004. In addition to his time as vice president of basketball operations, Hammond also served as director of player personnel, scouting director and assistant coach in two stints with the Pistons. Hammond began his NBA career in 1989 as an assistant coach and scout with the Minnesota Timberwolves. From there, he joined Larry Brown's staff with the Los Angeles Clippers, where they advanced to the playoffs in 1992 and 1993. Hammond had a second stint with the Clippers in 2000-01, joining Alvin Gentry's staff as lead assistant. That team saw a 16-game improvement and Hammond was noted as a key in developing first-year players Darius Miles, Keyon Dooling and Quentin Richardson. Prior to his NBA career, Hammond spent six seasons at Southwest Missouri State, where he helped lead the school to three consecutive NCAA Tournament berths (1986-88) and a trip to the NIT in 1985. He also spent two seasons at Houston Baptist (1981-83), two seasons at Nebraska (1979-81) and three seasons at the high school level in Nebraska. A native of Zion, Ill., Hammond graduated from Greenville College in Illinois, where he earned two letters in basketball and served as a student assistant coach.
Courtesy of: insidehoops.com



Kyrie Irving Scores 42 to Help Cavaliers Rally Past Celtics - by Eurobasket News

Kyrie Irving (6'3''-G-92, college: Duke) took over in the second half and finished with 42 points, LeBron James (6'8''-SF-84) added 34, and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved to within one win of the N.B.A. finals by rallying to beat the Boston Celtics, 112-99, on Tuesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. Irving stayed on the floor despite rolling his left ankle in the third quarter, when he scored 19 in less than five minutes, and James shook off early foul trouble as the Cavs opened a 3-1 lead in the series. Cleveland, the defending league champion, seems all but assured of a third consecutive meeting with the Golden State Warriors in the title round. Game 5 is Thursday night in Boston. If Games 3 and 4 are any indication, it won't be easy. Fighting to keep their season alive, the Celtics aren't giving an inch despite playing without the All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas, who may need surgery for a hip injury. With Cleveland in jeopardy of dropping its second straight game after James followed an 11-point Game 3 by picking up four first-half fouls, Irving put on a breathtaking one-man show in the third quarter. Freezing Boston defenders with his dribble and driving to the basket whenever he wanted, Irving made six layups, two 3-pointers and a free throw in a dizzying span of 4 minutes 48 seconds. He capped his blistering 19-point outburst with a 3-pointer in the final second of the quarter. When the horn sounded, Cleveland's players poured off the bench to greet him. They had to be careful not to knock him off his feet after Irving had put a scare through the Quicken Loans Arena crowd moments earlier when he stepped on the foot of Boston's Terry Rozier (6'1''-PG-94, college: Louisville). Irving stayed on the floor for several seconds before sitting up and retying the laces on his left sneaker. Kevin Love (6'10''-PF-88, college: UCLA) added 17 points and 17 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who are 11-1 in the postseason. Avery Bradley (6'2''-PG-90, college: Texas) scored 19 and Jae Crowder (6'6''-F-90, college: Marquette) 18 for Boston. Cavaliers Coach Tyronn Lue chuckled before the game when he was asked if he planned to say anything to James about his substandard performance in Game 3. 'No message,' Lue said. 'Just come out, be aggressive, in attack mode like he has been over the last four or five months. Nothing has changed.' Beyond James's early foul trouble, the Cavs had other problems as the Celtics outplayed them at both ends while opening a 16-point lead. Irving kept Cleveland within striking distance while James was out by scoring 12 points over the final 5:11 of the second quarter.
Courtesy of: nytimes.com



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Hurricanes in the Finals! - by Greg

The defending champion Halifax Hurricanes are going back to the NBLC Finals after defeating the Island Storm 107-104 at Charlottetown's Eastlink Centre on Tuesday Game 6 of the Atlantic Division Final to win the best-of-seven series 4-2.
Antoine Mason (6'3''-G-92, college: Auburn) had 28 points and Billy White (6'8''-F-89, college: San Diego St.) scored 26 for the Hurricanes, who rallied to win after trailing by double-digits early. The Storm were paced by Jahii Carson (5'10''-PG-92, college: Arizona St.) and Akeem Ellis (6'6''-G-90, college: Coppin St.) with 25 and 24 points, respectively. White was the game's top rebounder with 15, while his teammate Clifford Clinkscales led all players with 10 assists.
A tight battle saw each team grab 54 boards, while shooting nearly identical field-goal percentages (.426 for Halifax, .425 for the Storm), and committing nearly the same amount of personal fouls (26 by Island, one more than the Hurricanes).
Trailing 35-23 after one quarter, Halifax reduced the Storm's advantage to 5, 57-52, at halftime, and outscored Island by 10 in the third quarter to take a 85-80 lead into the final frame.
Halifax now faces the London Lightning n the best-of-seven Finals, a rematch of the 2016 championship which went seven games before the Hurricanes prevailed.

Courtesy of NBL Canada



Halifax Hurricanes take 3-2 series lead over Island Storm - by Eurobasket News

HALIFAX, N.S. - The Halifax Hurricanes are one win away from the National Basketball League of Canada finals.
Behind Antoine Mason (6'3''-G-92, college: Auburn)'s game-high 31 points, it was a championship-like effort from the reigning league champions on Monday afternoon as the Hurricanes snatched a pivotal Game 5 win in a 94-82 victory over the Island Storm at the Scotiabank Centre.
The Storm - who was led by Akeem Ellis (6'6''-G-90, college: Coppin St.)' 17 points - must now stave off elimination Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Charlottetown as Halifax holds a 3-2 advantage in the best-of-seven series.
A 24-11 scoring run to end the third quarter - culminating in a 63-59 lead - may have got the Hurricanes back into the game, but it was a 16-4 blitz in the last period's opening six minutes that delivered the knockout punch.
The home team feasted in the paint on a myriad of fast-break buckets and dribble penetration drives
Without big man A.J. Stewart (6'9''-F-88, college: Texas St.) and with fellow Storm starters Jahii Carson (5'10''-PG-92, college: Arizona St.) (16 points, seven assists) and Terry Thomas (6'4''-G/F-91) (13 points) reportedly dealing with ailing shoulder and neck issues, the Island squad gave up 54 points in the paint, 10 second-chance opportunities and allowed a 52 per cent shooting night from the Hurricanes.
Fatigue could finally be setting in for the Storm coming off an intense five-game series against Saint John.
Just don't expect much sympathy anytime soon.
'Well, considering Mike Poole played three minutes for us, C.J. Washington (6'8''-F-92, college: UAB) didn't play and Ta'Quan Zimmerman (6'2''-G-91, college: Monroe CC) is out for the series, we're probably both in the same positions in that regard. Everybody is banged up this time of the year - it's just the nature of playoff basketball,' said Hurricanes head coach Mike Leslie .
'I played some of our guys longer than I wanted to but we decided to roll with a certain crew and we got into their bench a little bit.'
On the heels of holding the Storm to its first sub-100-point performance of the series in Game 4, the defending Atlantic champs sunk their teeth in even further on the defensive end, stifling P.E.I. to 38 per cent field goal shooting.
That left Island coach Joe Salerno wondering if his team still has another gear left.
'I think it's really showed in the past couple of games that we're running out of gas. When you consider this is our 14th game in the past 24 nights, it's starting to show late in games,' Salerno said.
'We had a good game plan coming in but it hurt a lot not having A.J. - we really didn't have any rim protection. I didn't think we were getting real good shots. There was a lack of focus on the offensive end today. But also credit to Halifax midway through the third they started to hit their threes and once they do that, they're a tough team to beat.'
Moving forward, injuries must be a topic of concern.
Storm big man Mike Allison (6'9''-C-90, college: Maine) played with a noticeable shiner still glaring from a Game 1 elbow while Washington remains day-to-day
- By Jose Colorado, The Chronicle Herald.

Highlight reel
A breakdown of Monday's matinee between the Island Storm and Halifax Hurricanes in the Nova Scotia capital.
Score by the quarter
Storm 16 26 17 23 - 82
Hurricanes 19 17 27 31 - 94

Top scorers
Storm - Akeem Ellis (6'6''-G-90, college: Coppin St.) 17, Jahii Carson (5'10''-PG-92, college: Arizona St.) 16, Terry Thomas (6'4''-G/F-91) 13 and Tirrell Baines 10.
Hurricanes - Antoine Mason (6'3''-G-92, college: Auburn) 31, Tyrone Watson (6'5''-F-90, college: N.Mexico St.) 16, Renaldo Dixon (6'9''-C-90, college: N.Mexico St.) 15 and Billy White (6'8''-F-89, college: San Diego St.) 15.

Top rebounder
Storm - Terry Thomas (6'4''-G/F-91) 5 and Al Stewart (5'10''-PG-83, college: Drake) 5.
Hurricanes - Renaldo Dixon (6'9''-C-90, college: N.Mexico St.) 10 and Billy White (6'8''-F-89, college: San Diego St.) 10.

Assist leader
Storm - Jahii Carson (5'10''-PG-92, college: Arizona St.) 7.
Hurricanes - Clifford Clinkscales (6'1''-PG-84, college: De Paul) 17.

Shooting percentages

Field goals
Storm - 38 (28-for-74)
Hurricanes - 52 (35-for-67)

Three-point shots
Storm - 32 (8-for-25)
Hurricanes - 30 (6-for-20)

Free throws
Storm - 78 (18-for-23)
Hurricanes - 72 (18-for-25)

Courtesy of theguardian.pe.ca



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India beat Nepal 90-44, complete historic five-peat of SABA Championships - by Eurobasket News

In the 5th South Asian Basketball Association (SABA) Championship underway in Maldives, India beat Nepal 90-44 to go unbeaten in the tournament and complete a historic five-peat of SABA championships. Playing its fourth and final round robin encounter, defending champs India dominated Nepal 90-44 and earned yet another victory. India made the most of its size advantage against a smaller Nepal team and scored majority of its points in the paint while opening a 19-point lead in the very first quarter. India's veteran shooting guard Vishesh Bhriguvanshi (192-G-91) continued his scoring spree as he tallied 22 points in the encounter. Shooting guard Anil Kumar BK also chipped in with 16 points off the bench. The second half of the game saw young players Jeevanatham Pandi, Muin Bek and Vishal Kumar Gupta get some valuable playing time. Pandi made the most of this opportunity by using his size to grab offensive rebounds and score 12 points for the team. For Nepal, Ashim Shrestha was the leading scorer with 9 points as Nepal's shooters struggled against India's zone defence. Vishesh Bhriguvanshi was declared player of the match while centre Amritpal Singh (212-C/F-91) won the MVP of the tournament. India has now ensured qualification for itself and its top club team, in the upcoming FIBA Asia Cup in Lebanon from 8-20 August, and the FIBA Asia Champions Cup respectively.
Courtesy of: basketballfederationindia.org



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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.14.4 
 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.8.1 
 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. Koszarek, Stelm.5.4 
 7. Laczynski, Anwil5.4 
 8. Wiggins, Start Lublin5.2 
 9. Szubarga, Asseco5.0 
 10. Lewis, Energa C.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Russell ROBINSON
  Szczecin
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Robinson, Szczecin2.2 
 2. Brown, Siarka1.9 
 3. Markovic, Trefl S.1.9 
 4. Lewis, Energa C.1.8 
 5. Johnson, Stal O.1.8 
 6. Grochowski, Polfarme.1.7 
 7. Wiggins, Start Lublin1.6 
 8. Laczynski, Anwil1.6 
 9. Johnson, MKS D.1.6 
 10. Millage, AZS K.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin JACKSON
  Energa C.
  (204-C/F-90)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Jackson, Energa C.1.8 
 2. Mbodj, Torun1.6 
 3. Knowles, Siarka1.6 
 4. Kravish, Energa C.1.4 
 5. Sajus, Polpharma1.2 
 6. King, Stal Ostrow1.2 
 7. Wyka, Krosno1.1 
 8. Robbins, Szczecin1.1 
 9. Weaver, Torun1.1 
 10. Harris, AZS K.1.0 


2Liga Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Radoslaw PLEBANEK
  AZS U.
  (190-SG-85)
  Avg: 22.2
 1. Plebanek, AZS U.22.2 
 2. Kuczynski, Tur B.19.1 
 3. Niedzwiedzki, Gornik W.19.1 
 4. Zurawski, Stal I.18.6 
 5. Mrowczynski, Kalisz18.5 
 6. Niesobski, Sudety18.2 
 7. Debski, Pelplin18.1 
 8. Gworek, Gimbaske.17.9 
 9. Zabielski, Zubry17.7 
 10. Karolak, AZS U.17.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrzej MISIEWICZ
  Zubry
  (199-PF-84)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Misiewicz, Zubry11.1 
 2. Niedzwiedzki, Gornik W.10.2 
 3. Mikolajko, Przemysl10.0 
 4. Malitka, Gimbaske.10.0 
 5. Barycza, Otmuchow9.7 
 6. Pruefer, Pro-Bask.9.4 
 7. Wojdyr, Polonia .9.3 
 8. Olszewski, Shmoolky.9.3 
 9. Kwiatkowski, Miedz.9.0 
 10. Budnikowski, Gniezno8.9 
Assists Per Game
 Michal WARCHOWSKI
  Domino I.
  (187-PG-94)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Warchowski, Domino I.8.3 
 2. Kobel, WKK Wroclaw7.6 
 3. Konopatzki, Asseco I.7.3 
 4. Wojciechowsk., Kalisz7.2 
 5. Balcerek, Goleniow7.0 
 6. Makuch, Syntex K.6.6 
 7. Glapinski, Gornik W.6.3 
 8. Sobczak, Pro-Bask.6.2 
 9. Gnatowicz, Otmuc.5.9 
 10. Tradecki, AZS U.5.7 
Steals Per Game
 Mariusz KONOPATZKI
  Asseco I.
  (192-G-96)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Konopatzki, Asseco I.3.8 
 2. Leszczynski, AZS K.3.3 
 3. Plebanek, AZS U.3.2 
 4. Fafara, AZS U.3.2 
 5. Wojciechowsk., Kalisz3.1 
 6. Kobel, WKK Wroclaw3.1 
 7. Malinowski, AZS U.3.0 
 8. Sobczak, Pro-Bask.3.0 
 9. Balcerek, Goleniow2.8 
 10. Wasowicz, AZS P.2.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Krystian KOZLUK
  Ostrow M.
  (205-C-94)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Kozluk, Ostrow M.3.1 
 2. Olszewski, Shmoolky.2.3 
 3. Jodlowski, WKK W.2.0 
 4. Wilk, Otmuchow1.9 
 5. Pisarczyk, Tur B.1.8 
 6. Hlebowicki, R8 Baske.1.7 
 7. Zaczek, Wisla K.1.6 
 8. Minciel, Sudety1.6 
 9. Niedzwiedzki, Gornik W.1.5 
 10. Krupa, AZS P.1.5 


Davis Lejasmeiers (ex Sodertalje) joins Krosno - by Greg

Miasto Szkla Krosno (PLK) agreed terms with 26-year old Latvian international guard Davis Lejasmeiers (192-84kg-91). He moved there from Sodertalje Kings in Swedish Basketligan where he played this season. In 47 Basketligan games he had 10.9ppg, 2.9rpg and 4.0apg. Lejasmeiers helped them to make it to the final. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Basketligan Honorable Mention and All-Bosmans Team. Lejasmeiers also played 10 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 5.6ppg, 2.2rpg and 3.1apg (top 5). And finally he contributed to 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 3.5ppg and 1.5apg. The last season Lejasmeiers played also at Sodertalje Kings (also in Basketligan). In 42 games he got 7.2ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.7apg. He contributed to his team winning the league title. Lejasmeiers also played 11 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 7.6ppg, 1.8rpg and 4.0apg.
Lejasmeiers has been also a member of Latvian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Latvian senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2009.
Lejasmeiers has played also professionally for other Latvian teams like Ventspils, Liepaja/Triobet, Ventspils Augstskola and Liepajas Lauvas-2.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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PLK Round 3 of Semi-Finals: Torun writes its history! - by Eurobasket News

Stal Ostrow - Stelmet ZG 92-78

BM Slam Stal shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 54.2 percentage. It was a great evening for American point guard Aaron Johnson (173-88, college: UAB, agency: Two Points) who led his team to a victory scoring 17 points and 8 assists. His fellow American import swingman Marc-Antonio Carter (191-85, college: NC-Wilmington, agency: Interperformances) helped adding 18 points and 6 rebounds. The best for the losing side was the former international point guard Lukasz Koszarek (187-84) with 14 points and 4 assists and American forward Armani Moore (193-94, college: Tennessee) scored 10 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Stelmet ZG: L.Koszarek 14+4reb+4ast, T.Kelati 12+1reb+2ast, V.Dragicevic 12+3reb+1ast, A.Moore 10+6reb+1ast, J.Florence 9+3reb+5ast, K.Gruszecki 9+2reb+1ast
Stal Ostrow: M.Antonio Carter 18+6reb+3ast, M.Kostrzewski 17+5reb+3ast, A.Johnson 17+3reb+8ast, H.Nikolov 11+5reb+2ast, R.Tomaszek 10, S.King 7+8reb
gschID: 546898


Energa Czarni - Torun 52-65

History in making! Torun advanced to the finals after sweep over Czarni Slupsk! Twarde Pierniki dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Energa Czarni's 26. It was an exceptional evening for American guard Kyle Weaver (198-86, college: Washington St.) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. American-Hungarian point guard Obadiah Trotter (188-84, college: Alabama A&M) accounted for 16 points for the winning side. American power forward David Kravish (208-92, college: California) came up with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 16 rebounds and the other American import swingman Chavaughn Lewis (196-93, college: Marist) added 12 points respectively for Energa Czarni in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Energa Czarni: D.Kravish 12+16reb+2ast, C.Lewis 12+3reb+1ast, M.Cesnauskis 11+2reb+1ast, G.Surmacz 6+4reb+3ast, A.Goods 5+2reb+3ast, M.Ginyard 3+5reb+3ast
Torun: O.Trotter 16+3reb+3ast, K.Sulima 13+5reb, K.Weaver 11+10reb+6ast, B.Diduszko 8+5reb, C.Mbodj 6+4reb, J.Skific 5+3reb
gschID: 546897





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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. Tadic, Illiabum7.1 
 9. Fernandes, Ovarense7.1 
 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. Gentry, CAB M.1.8 
 3. Carvalho, Sampa.1.8 
 4. Guillory, Sampaense1.7 
 5. Hallman, Oliveirense1.7 
 6. Robinson, Maia B.1.7 
 7. Lanzinha, Electric.1.6 
 8. Novak, Ovarense1.6 
 9. Ellisor, Oliveirense1.6 
 10. Barbosa, Oliveirense1.5 
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. Hollis, Benfica0.8 
 7. Marzette, CAB M.0.7 
 8. Gentry, CAB M.0.7 
 9. Matagrano, Lusit.0.6 
 10. Marshall, Galitos-.0.6 



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  PUERTO RICO  

Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Victor LIZ
  Ponce
  (193-SG-86)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Liz, Ponce20.5 
 2. Wilkins, Guayama19.8 
 3. Huertas, Arecibo19.1 
 4. Laury, Mayaguez18.9 
 5. Rosario, Quebradillas18.7 
 6. Costner, Humacao18.4 
 7. Warrick, Ponce17.8 
 8. Arroyo, Fajardo17.5 
 9. Mendoza, Aguada17.0 
 10. Martinez, Humacao16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eric DAWSON
  Ponce
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Dawson, Ponce10.9 
 2. Laury, Mayaguez9.7 
 3. Famous, Humacao9.3 
 4. Collier, Mayaguez9.2 
 5. Romero, Bayamon8.8 
 6. James, Fajardo8.7 
 7. James, Fajardo8.5 
 8. Lalanne, Arecibo7.8 
 9. Behanan, Arecibo7.7 
 10. Samhan, Aguada7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Carlos ARROYO
  Fajardo
  (188-PG-79)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Arroyo, Fajardo6.9 
 2. Browne, San German6.8 
 3. Guzman, Humacao6.6 
 4. Abreu, Aguada6.6 
 5. Fitch, Quebradillas6.5 
 6. Garcia, Quebradillas5.6 
 7. Smith, Quebradillas5.2 
 8. Clemente, Arecibo5.0 
 9. Soto, Bayamon5.0 
 10. Gonzalez, Bayamon4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Victor LIZ
  Ponce
  (193-SG-86)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Liz, Ponce1.9 
 2. Behanan, Arecibo1.4 
 3. Cintron-C., Humac.1.4 
 4. James, Fajardo1.3 
 5. Wilkins, Guayama1.3 
 6. Smith, Quebradillas1.3 
 7. Carmona, Quebradillas1.3 
 8. Browne, San German1.3 
 9. Romero, San German1.3 
 10. Orozco, Humacao1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Fajardo
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. James, Fajardo2.4 
 2. Penn, Guayama2.3 
 3. Diaz, Quebradillas2.1 
 4. Lalanne, Arecibo1.1 
 5. Orozco, Humacao0.9 
 6. Smith, Quebradillas0.9 
 7. Gaston, Aguada0.9 
 8. Collier, Mayaguez0.9 
 9. Hernandez, Quebradi.0.9 
 10. Romero, Bayamon0.8 


David Huertas gets MVP of the Week award for Puerto Rican BSN - by Eurobasket News

Former international Swingman David Huertas (195-G/F-87) put on an extraordinary performance in the last week for Arecibo and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for week 23.
The 29-year old swingman had the game-high 26 points adding eight rebounds and five assists for Arecibo in his team's victory, helping them to edge out San German (#7, 9-14) 81-79. Arecibo maintains the 4th position in Puerto Rican BSN. Arecibo 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 11-11 record. In the team's last game Huertas had a remarkable 53.3% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Arecibo, being already a very valuable addition to the team. The University of Mississippi graduate has very impressive stats this year. Huertas is in league's top in points (5th best: 18.7ppg).

The second most remarkable performance in last week's games was 27-year old American forward Devin Ebanks (206-F-89) of San German. Ebanks impressed basketball fans with 24 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Bad luck as San German was edged by the higher-ranked Arecibo (#4, 11-11) 81-79. Despite lost game San German moved up to 7th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 9-14 record. Ebanks is one of the most experienced players at San German and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last week was American Eric Dawson (206-F/C-84, agency: Haylett Sports) of Ponce (#5). Dawson showcased his all-around game by recording 16 points, eleven rebounds (!!!) and four assists in the last week. Despite Dawson's great performance Ponce lost 78-79 to slightly higher-ranked Quebradillas (#3, 12-7). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Ponce ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 11 games, recording just nine victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Dawson could help Ponce to bring them higher in the standings. Dawson has a great season in Puerto Rico. After 19 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 11.1rpg (#1 in league). Dawson attended one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jarrid Famous (209-C/F-88) of Humacao - 18 points and 17 rebounds
5. Al Thornton (203-F-83) of Guayama - 21 points and 9 rebounds
6. Rigoberto Mendoza (190-G-92) of Aguada - 20 points and 8 rebounds
7. Anthony Young (200-F-89) of Arecibo - 25 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Gerald Fitch (191-G-82) of Quebradillas - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Kleon Penn (213-C-86) of Guayama - 8 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
10. William Orozco (201-F-85) of Humacao - 17 points and 15 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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  RUSSIA  


Will Clyburn to CSKA Moscow? - by Greg

Russian powerhouse CSKA Moscow (VTB) is close to ink 27-year old American forward Will Clyburn (201-95kg-90, college: Iowa State) who currently plays Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul in Turkey. In 25 BSL games he recorded 10.6ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.4apg this season. He was voted to Turkish League All-Star Game. The last season Clyburn played at Hapoel Unet Holon (Winner League) in Israel where in 33 games he averaged impressive 20.9ppg, 8.3rpg, 2.0apg and 1.4spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game.
Clyburn has played also professionally in Germany (ratiopharm Ulm).
He attended Iowa State until 2013 and it is his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SEABA  


Asia-Basket.com All-SEABA Championship Awards 2017 - by Greg

Asia-Basket.com All-SEABA Championship 1st Team 2017
Jiovani Jalalon
Jalalon
Mario Wuysang
Wuysang
Abraham Damar Grahita
Grahita
Calvin Abueva
Abueva
Andray Blatche
Blatche

Best Player: Andray Blatche (211-F/C-86) of Philippines
Best Guard: Jiovani Jalalon (175-PG) of Philippines
Best Forward: Calvin Abueva (190-F-88) of Philippines
Best Center: Andray Blatche (211-F/C-86) of Philippines

1st Team
PG: Jiovani Jalalon (175-PG) of Philippines
PG: Mario Wuysang (176-PG-79) of Indonesia
SF: Abraham Damar Grahita (201-SF-95) of Indonesia
F: Calvin Abueva (190-F-88) of Philippines
F/C: Andray Blatche (211-F/C-86) of Philippines

Honorable Mention
Japeth Aguilar (206-C-85) of Philippines
June Mar Fajardo (210-C-89) of Philippines
Jeth Troy Rosario (201-C-92) of Philippines
Sandy Kurniawan (190-SG-86) of Indonesia
Chitchai Ananti (196-G/F-90) of Thailand
Chun Hong Ting (193-C-96) of Malaysia
Kok Chiang Goh (199-C-95) of Singapore
Hung Nguyen Van (193-G/F-80) of Vietnam
Aung Wana (180-F-95) of Myanmar



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  SERBIA  


Kaba number one in Serbia for round 10 - by Eurobasket News

French Alpha Kaba (209-C/F-96, agency: BeoBasket) had a very impressive game in the last round for Mega Leks, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 10 (Second Stage).
The 20-year old player was the main contributor (20 points, nine rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Vrsac (#8, 1-9) 92-87. Mega Leks maintains the 4th position in Serbian KLS. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier in Second Stage. Mega Leks will need more victories to improve their 6-4 record. In the team's last game Kaba had a remarkable 88.9% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Mega Leks and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Alpha Kaba averages this season 9.4ppg and 7.8rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 28-year old Marko Cakarevic (200-F/G-88) of Dynamic BG. Cakarevic had a very good evening with 20 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Bad luck as Dynamic BG was edged by the higher-ranked Partizan (#2, 9-1) 87-83. This loss caused Dynamic BG to drop to 6th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 4-6 record. Cakarevic is one of the most experienced players at Dynamic BG and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was Nikola Jeftic (205-C/F-87) of Vrsac (#8). Jeftic scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Despite Jeftic's great performance Vrsac lost 87-92 to the higher-ranked Mega Leks (#4, 6-4). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Vrsac can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have extremely bad season and 1-9 record places them at the very bottom of the standings. Too bad for Jeftic he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Jeftic has a very solid season. In 25 games in Serbia he scored 13.2ppg. He also has 6.2rpg and FGP: 57.0%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Stefan Fundic (199-F-94) of Vrsac - 19 points and 8 rebounds
5. Ognjen Jaramaz (193-G-95) of Mega Leks - 26 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Devin Brooks (186-G-92) of Dynamic BG - 31 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Nebojsa Jovisic (201-F-88) of Spartak - 13 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Kimani Ffriend (211-C-77) of Dynamic BG - 11 points and 5 rebounds
9. Marko Radonjic (191-PG-93) of Borac - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Igor Kesar (210-C-92) of Spartak - 20 points, 6 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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  SLOVAKIA  


Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian 1.Liga Awards 2017 - by Greg

Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian 1.Liga 1st Team 2017
Robert Rozanek
Rozanek
Pavol Skrobanek
Skrobanek
Peter Vojtek
Vojtek
Jaroslav Ciho
Ciho
Daniel Stransky
Stransky

Player of the Year: Robert Rozanek (190-G-96) of Nitra
Guard of the Year: Robert Rozanek (190-G-96) of Nitra
Forward of the Year: Peter Vojtek (196-F-94) of Start B.
Center of the Year: Daniel Stransky (204-C-93) of Karlovka

1st Team
G: Robert Rozanek (190-G-96) of Nitra
G: Pavol Skrobanek (183-G-83) of Petrzalka
F: Peter Vojtek (196-F-94) of Start B.
F: Jaroslav Ciho (193-F-80) of Petrzalka
C: Daniel Stransky (204-C-93) of Karlovka

2nd Team
PG: Marek Otcenas (186-PG-94) of Start B.
SF: Marek Masiar (191-SF-96) of Karlovka
G/F: Tomas Gajan (G/F-98) of Iskra Svit
F: Michal Kiska (F-87) of Kezmarok
F: Miroslav Kral (194-F-89) of Petrzalka

Honorable Mention
Branislav Durcik (183-PG-98) of MBK ZU ZL
Vladimir Michalek (183-G-94) of Karlovka B
Adam Dobrotka (G-95) of Karlovka
Michal Valach (192-G-91) of Karlovka B
Marian Lehotsky (199-PF-96) of Iskra Svit
Peter Neubauer (191-G) of Start B.
Roman Skvasik (193-SG-96) of Nitra
Jakub Drbul of Slovakia PB
Jakub Zilincik (186-SG-96) of Slovakia PB
Maros Vrtik (190-F-93) of Ziar/Hronom
Maros Minarik of Handlova
Vladimir Kassa of Ziar/Hronom
Kristof Svenk of Ziar/Hronom
Adam Zatko (200-G/F-98) of Nitra
Daniel Slezak of Kezmarok



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  SLOVENIA  

Stats Leaders - 1A

Points Per Game
 Duda SANADZE
  KK Primo.
  (196-G-92)
  Avg: 17.2
 1. Sanadze, KK Primo.17.2 
 2. Tratnik, Zlatorog16.6 
 3. Davis, Rogaska16.3 
 4. Span, Zlatorog15.9 
 5. Jefferson, Un.Olimp.15.8 
 6. Oliver, Un.Olimpija15.3 
 7. Ferme, Rogaska15.1 
 8. Cup, Hopsi Polzela14.6 
 9. Cebasek, Hopsi P.14.2 
 10. Grant, Tajfun13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jakob CEBASEK
  Hopsi P.
  (200-G/F-91)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Cebasek, Hopsi P.8.6 
 2. Johns, Rogaska8.3 
 3. Spicer, Tajfun7.9 
 4. Tratnik, Zlatorog7.4 
 5. Oliver, Un.Olimpija7.4 
 6. Cerkovnik, Terme O.7.0 
 7. Pavic, Sencur Gor.6.8 
 8. Miljkovic, Zlatorog6.2 
 9. Atanackovic, Helios6.2 
 10. Bolcina, Helios6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Danijel VUJASINOVIC
  Tajfun
  (184-PG-89)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Vujasinovic, Tajfun8.3 
 2. Mocnik, Helios6.1 
 3. Curry, Helios5.6 
 4. Baric, Zlatorog5.0 
 5. Davis, Rogaska5.0 
 6. Sajevic, LTH C.4.9 
 7. Collins, Sencur Gor.4.8 
 8. Rebec, Krka4.8 
 9. Ferme, Rogaska4.5 
 10. Kosic, Hopsi Polzela4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Gregor HROVAT
  Un.Olimpija
  (196-G/F-94)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Hrovat, Un.Olimpija2.3 
 2. Franklin, KK Primo.1.9 
 3. Curry, Helios1.7 
 4. Vujasinovic, Tajfun1.7 
 5. Oliver, Un.Olimpija1.7 
 6. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija1.6 
 7. Gajic, KK Primo.1.5 
 8. Cebasek, Hopsi P.1.5 
 9. Davis, Rogaska1.5 
 10. Jefferson, Un.Olimp.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Khaliq SPICER
  Tajfun
  (206-C-94)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Spicer, Tajfun1.7 
 2. Tratnik, Zlatorog1.3 
 3. Djuranovic, Rogaska1.2 
 4. Radulovic, KK Primo.1.1 
 5. Pavic, Sencur Gor.0.8 
 6. Johns, Rogaska0.8 
 7. Fifolt, Tajfun0.8 
 8. Besedic, Portoroz0.7 
 9. Cup, Hopsi Polzela0.6 
 10. Sebic, Tajfun0.6 


Olimpija win first championship title since 2009 - by Zeljko Zule

Union Olimpija outscored Rogaska 52-37 in the second half of the Finals Game 4 for a 94-78 victory to win their first Slovenian League championship title since the 2008-09 season and 16th overall. Brandon Jefferson (175-PG-91, college: Metro St.) scored 25 of his 30 points in the second half, Devin Oliver (204-SF-92, college: Dayton) added 18 points, Nikola Jankovic (207-PF-94) finished with 17 points and Gregor Hrovat (196-G/F-94) had 15 points.
Rogaska opened the game with two straight 3-pointers by Dee Davis (183-PG-93, college: Xavier) and Dragisa Drobnjak (200-F-77) and had their largest lead of the contest at 30-23 midway through the second quarter. Olimpija responded with a 13-3 run to go up 36-33 and Drazen Bubnic (207-F/C-86) finished that run with seven consecutive points. It was the lone lead change of the night. Rogaska tied the score at 36 and trailed by just one point at the halftime break.
Olimpija started the second half with a 9-0 run for the first double-digit lead of the game, 51-41, and its defense held Rogaska scorelesss for a 3:28 span. The visitors used a 9-1 run to cut the deficit to 60-63 going into the fourth quarter. Brandon Jefferson (175-PG-91, college: Metro St.) hit a 3-pointer off the glass to ignite a decisive 11-0 run. He scored nine points in that span and later Olimpija went on an 11-2 to extend their advantage to 88-67 with three minutes remaining.
Rogaska shot much better behind the 3-point arc (48-percent, 13-of-27) than from 2-point range (39-percent, 11-of-28). Dee Davis (183-PG-93, college: Xavier) scored 29 points on shooting 7-of-10 from 3-point line, Tadej Ferme (185-PG-91) added 15 points and Leon Santelj (204-F-95) came off the bench for 12 points.



Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League Awards 2017 - by Zeljko Zule

Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League 1st Team 2017
Dee Davis
Davis
Tadej Ferme
Ferme
Gregor Hrovat
Hrovat
Devin Oliver
Oliver
Igor Tratnik
Tratnik

Finals MVP: Brandon Jefferson (175-PG-91) of Un.Olimpija
Player of the Year: Devin Oliver (204-SF-92) of Un.Olimpija
Guard of the Year: Dee Davis (183-PG-93) of Rogaska
Forward of Year: Gregor Hrovat (196-G/F-94) of Un.Olimpija
Center of the Year: Devin Oliver (204-SF-92) of Un.Olimpija
Newcomer of the Year: Aljaz Stopar (194-F-97) of LTH Castings
Most Improved Player of Year: Gregor Hrovat (196-G/F-94) of Un.Olimpija
Import Player of the Year: Devin Oliver (204-SF-92) of Un.Olimpija
Domestic Player of the Year: Gregor Hrovat (196-G/F-94) of Un.Olimpija
Defensive Player of Year: Gregor Hrovat (196-G/F-94) of Un.Olimpija
Coach of the Year: Gasper Okorn of Un.Olimpija

1st Team
PG: Dee Davis (183-PG-93) of Rogaska
PG: Tadej Ferme (185-PG-91) of Rogaska
G/F: Gregor Hrovat (196-G/F-94) of Un.Olimpija
SF: Devin Oliver (204-SF-92) of Un.Olimpija
F: Igor Tratnik (207-F-89) of Zlatorog

2nd Team
PG: Danijel Vujasinovic (184-PG-89) of Tajfun
PG: Jan Span (187-PG-92) of Zlatorog
G/F: Jakob Cebasek (200-G/F-91) of Hopsi Polzela
F: Taylor Johns (201-F) of Rogaska
PF: Nikola Jankovic (207-PF-94) of Un.Olimpija

Honorable Mention
Brandon Jefferson (175-PG-91) of Un.Olimpija
Nejc Baric (183-PG-97) of Zlatorog
Ramo Rizvic (200-F-87) of Zlatorog
Dejan Cup (202-PF-83) of Hopsi Polzela
Nikola Gajic (195-G/F-91) of KK Primorska
Khaliq Spicer (206-C-94) of Tajfun

All-Domestic Players Team
PG: Danijel Vujasinovic (184-PG-89) of Tajfun
PG: Tadej Ferme (185-PG-91) of Rogaska
G/F: Gregor Hrovat (196-G/F-94) of Un.Olimpija
G/F: Jakob Cebasek (200-G/F-91) of Hopsi Polzela
F: Igor Tratnik (207-F-89) of Zlatorog

All-Imports Team
PG: Dee Davis (183-PG-93) of Rogaska
G: Ron Curry (191-G-93) of Krka
F: Taylor Johns (201-F) of Rogaska
SF: Devin Oliver (204-SF-92) of Un.Olimpija
PF: Nikola Jankovic (207-PF-94) of Un.Olimpija

All-Defensive Team
PG: Dee Davis (183-PG-93) of Rogaska
G/F: Nikola Gajic (195-G/F-91) of KK Primorska
G/F: Gregor Hrovat (196-G/F-94) of Un.Olimpija
SF: Devin Oliver (204-SF-92) of Un.Olimpija
PF: Nikola Jankovic (207-PF-94) of Un.Olimpija

All-Newcomers Team
G: Ziga Svigelj (181-G-97) of Terme Olimia
PG: Aljaz Bratec (192-PG-98) of Helios
F: Aljaz Stopar (194-F-97) of LTH Castings
F: Gaber Ozegovic (196-F-98) of KK Primorska
C: Matija Radanovic (202-C-95) of Portoroz



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  SPAIN  

Stats Leaders - ACB

Points Per Game
 Edwin JACKSON
  Estudian.
  (190-SG-89)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Jackson, Estudian.21.4 
 2. Llull, Real Madrid15.9 
 3. Shermadini, Andor.15.5 
 4. Bamforth, RE.14.5 
 5. Jelovac, Zaragoza14.3 
 6. Larkin, Baskonia14.1 
 7. Campazzo, UCAM M.14.1 
 8. Nedovic, Unicaja13.8 
 9. Benzing, Zaragoza13.7 
 10. Popovic, Fuenlabr.13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ante TOMIC
  FC Barce.
  (217-C-87)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Tomic, FC Barce.7.8 
 2. Shermadini, Andor.7.5 
 3. Diagne, Fuenlabrada6.7 
 4. Mahalbasic, Sevilla6.6 
 5. Suton, Estudiantes6.2 
 6. Ayon, Real Madrid6.2 
 7. Norel, Zaragoza6.1 
 8. Voigtmann, Basko.5.8 
 9. Sikma, Valencia5.8 
 10. Dubljevic, Valencia5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Mickey MCCONNELL
  Obradoiro
  (182-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. McConnell, Obradoiro6.4 
 2. Albicy, Andorra6.1 
 3. Campazzo, UCAM M.5.9 
 4. Llull, Real Madrid5.6 
 5. Bellas, Zaragoza5.1 
 6. Larkin, Baskonia5.0 
 7. Cook, Estudiantes4.7 
 8. Oliver, Gran Canaria4.7 
 9. White, Iberosta.4.3 
 10. Machado, Manresa3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  UCAM M.
  (181-PG-91)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Campazzo, UCAM M.1.6 
 2. Cook, Estudiantes1.5 
 3. Albicy, Andorra1.5 
 4. Hanga, Baskonia1.4 
 5. Larkin, Baskonia1.4 
 6. Machado, Manresa1.3 
 7. Lockett, Sevilla1.2 
 8. Diot, Valencia1.2 
 9. Aguilar, Gran Canaria1.1 
 10. Fernandez, Real M.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Hamady N''DIAYE
  Unicaja
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. N''diaye, Unicaja1.2 
 2. Rey, Manresa1.2 
 3. Randolph, Real Madrid1.1 
 4. Pustovyi, Obradoiro1.0 
 5. Tumba, UCAM M.1.0 
 6. Antetokounmp., Andor.0.9 
 7. Traore, Estudiantes0.8 
 8. Jordan, Joventut0.8 
 9. Eric, RE.0.8 
 10. Diagne, Fuenlabrada0.8 


Stats Leaders-LEB Silver

Points Per Game
 Sam PRESCOTT
  Ponferra.
  (190-G-90)
  Avg: 21.7
 1. Prescott, Ponferra.21.7 
 2. Valge, Venta d.21.5 
 3. Perez, Casvi19.6 
 4. Hinnenkamp, Leon19.2 
 5. Cambronne, Ponferra.18.7 
 6. Matemalas, Calvia18.5 
 7. Morales, Calvia18.5 
 8. Goncalves, Yosiq.18.0 
 9. Llorente, Estudian.17.8 
 10. Serrataco, Mataro17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dionte ADAMS
  Innova Chef
  (201-F-94)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Adams, Innova Chef13.3 
 2. Cambronne, Ponferra.11.2 
 3. Perez, Casvi11.1 
 4. Graham, Muro B.11.1 
 5. Vazquez, Novaschool11.0 
 6. Gill, Naron10.7 
 7. Orlov, Pielagos10.6 
 8. Hinnenkamp, Leon10.6 
 9. Thiam, Betanzos10.5 
 10. Morales, Calvia10.4 
Assists Per Game
 Carlos CALVO
  Azuqueca
  (178-PG-94)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Calvo, Azuqueca5.8 
 2. Fernandez, Andor.5.3 
 3. Ortega, ULB O.5.1 
 4. Garcia, Meridian.4.8 
 5. Ruiz, Leon4.8 
 6. Balboa, Santfeliuenc4.8 
 7. Fernandez, Betanzos4.3 
 8. Ruzafa, Arenys4.3 
 9. Jimenez, Menorca4.2 
 10. Mendiburu, Pardinye.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Bobby HARRIS
  BVM 2012
  (185-G-91)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Harris, BVM 20123.2 
 2. Martinez, La Fecha2.9 
 3. Rodriguez, BVM2.7 
 4. Ballesta, Myrtia2.7 
 5. Mendez, Coin2.6 
 6. Imbroda, Medacbas.2.3 
 7. Betolaza, Santurtzi2.3 
 8. Carter, Cartagena2.3 
 9. Dunston, Guadalaj.2.3 
 10. Vaquero, Vigo VGO2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Volodymyr ORLOV
  Pielagos
  (208-C-95)
  Avg: 2
 1. Orlov, Pielagos2.0 
 2. Diene, Lanzarote1.8 
 3. Zhauniarovic., L Alf.1.7 
 4. Miranda, Ponferra.1.6 
 5. Iglesias, Santurtzi1.4 
 6. Seck, Pielagos1.4 
 7. Fall, CAM E.1.3 
 8. Sakho, Martorell1.3 
 9. Rivas, L Alfas1.3 
 10. Mourtala, Torrelod.1.3 


La Roda, Myrtia, Real Canoe and Martorell earn LEB Silver promotion - by Eurobasket News

La Roda, Myrtia, Real Canoeand Martorell earned LEB Silver promotion as they all won their Fase Final Groups

Group Fase Final 1
Cazorla - La Roda 78-87

La Roda defeated Cazorla to secure the top position in the group. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. The best player for the winners was American guard DeAngelo Hailey (190-90, college: NW Missouri St.) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds. Point guard Arturo Fernandez (182-90) chipped in 25 points. At the other side the best for losing team was Chadian center Placide Nakidjim (205-94) who recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists and 6 blocks and American guard Michael Crane (190-91, college: E.Oregon) added 11 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
La Roda: A.Fernandez 25+2reb+3ast, D.Hailey 18+13reb+2ast, N.Rey 17+8reb+2ast, J.Williams 12+2reb+1ast, T.Samson 9+4reb+1ast, M.Blazquez 4+1reb+1ast
Cazorla: P.Nakidjim 19+10reb+7ast, V.Faniel 16+3reb+3ast, L.Murphy 14+9reb+1ast, M.Crane 11+5reb+9ast, C.Sanchez 9+4reb+1ast, M.Diop 4+4reb
gschID: 547537


Calvia - Cartagena 79-68

Group Fase Final 2
Myrtia - CAM E.Soler 78-68

Myrtia defeated CAM E.Soler to secure the promotion to LEB Silver. The game was mostly controlled by Myrtia. CAM E.Soler was better in second period 23-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was power forward Jose Fernandez (200-78) who scored 17 points and 6 rebounds. Forward Jorge Lledo (203-80) chipped in 18 points. Myrtia's coach used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Miguel Ramirez (195-93) who recorded a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds and Senegalese center Masine Fall (208-93) added 14 points and 7 rebounds respectively.
Top scorers:
Myrtia: J.Lledo 18+4reb+1ast, J.Fernandez 17+6reb, E.Delegal 13+3reb, J.Ballesta 9+3reb+4ast, J.Llorente 6+2reb+1ast, S.Alcaraz 6+6reb+2ast
CAM E.Soler: A.Garcia 15+2reb, M.Ramirez 15+12reb, M.Fall 14+7reb, D.Terron 7+2reb+3ast, J.Martinez 5+8reb, J.Gonzalez 4
gschID: 546517


Chantada - Pardinyes-L. 73-67
Group Fase Final 3
Estela - Real Canoe 54-63

Real Canoe defeated Estela and got promoted to LEB Silver! The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 19-7. But Estela won second period 8-7. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Real Canoe dominated on the defensive end, holding Estela to just 7 points in first quarter. Real Canoe had a 29-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. Estela was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for forward Ander Martinez (199-95) who led his team to a victory with 17 points and 5 rebounds. Center Pablo Rodrigo (204-86) contributed with 6 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Real Canoe's coach Miguel Angel Aranzabal allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Miguel-Angel Blanco (195-74) answered with 16 points and 6 rebounds and Pablo Sanchez (198-81) added 10 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Estela.
Top scorers:
Real Canoe: A.Martinez 17+5reb, P.Marinan 12+2reb+1ast, I.Fort 7+8reb+1ast, O.Herrero 7+4reb+3ast, P.Rodrigo 6+11reb+1ast, M.Bustillo 4+2reb+2ast
Estela: M.Angel Blanco 16+6reb+2ast, P.Sanchez 10+9reb+1ast, M.Diouf 8+4reb, J.Pena 7, C.Iradier 5+3reb+2ast, T.Hampl 3+4reb
gschID: 547538


Mollet - Valencia II 71-64
Group Fase Final 4
Martorell - Yosiquese 88-59

Marotell beat Yosiquese in the final game of the tournament and secure the top position in the group. The game without a history. Martorell led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Martorell forced 21 Yosiquese turnovers. The best player for the winners was guard Guillem Jou (196-97) who scored 18 points and 8 rebounds. Portuguese Henrique Onofre (189-94) chipped in 15 points. Four Martorell players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Carlos Garcia who recorded 18 points and forward Adolfo Vega (195-97) added 10 points and 6 rebounds 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.
Top scorers:
Martorell: G.Jou 18+8reb, H.Onofre 15+2reb+2ast, A.Hernandez 14+3reb+1ast, C.Oliva 11+2reb+3ast, D.Jofresa 8+2reb+6ast, M.Deng 6+2reb
Yosiquese: C.Garcia 18+2reb+1ast, A.Lopez 11+3reb+1ast, A.Vega 10+6reb+2ast, R.Goncalves 8+6reb+2ast, J.Gutierrez 5+1reb+1ast, A.Lopez 4+7reb
gschID: 547540


Casvi - Leon 84-79



Unicaja may land Leo Westermann - by Eurobasket News

Unicaja Malaga (Liga Endesa) is close to add to their roster 25-year old French guard Leo Westermann (197-86kg-92, agency: BeoBasket) who currently plays at B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas in Lithuania. In 37 LKL games he recorded 6.9ppg, 2.8rpg and 3.7apg this season. He helped them to win the cup. The last season Westermann played at Limoges CSP Elite in French ProA. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 33 ProA games he averaged 9.6ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.6apg and 1.2spg. Westermann also played 10 games in Euroleague where he had 10.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.3apg and 1.1spg. He also played 8 games in Eurocup where he got 8.4ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.1apg and 1.3spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Westermann won French ProA championship title in 2015. He was selected to French ProA All-Star Game in 2015.
Westermann was also a member of French international program for some years. He played for French Senior National Team between 2013 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Westermann also represented France at the European Championships two years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 7 games: 2.7ppg, 1.0apg.
Westermann has played also professionally in Serbia (Partizan), Spain (FC Barcelona) and France (ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket and CFBB).
The scouts decsribe him following way: Excellent basketball IQ and maturity as a floor general make him a very promising, tall bodied PG. Sees the court very well, has great patience offensively and goos shot selection, trying to keep any teammate involved. Great upside, even at NBA level.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Liga Endesa Round 1 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Real Madrid - Andorra 107-76

The game without a history. Real Madrid led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Real Madrid outrebounded Andorra 38-25 including 26 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of international Sergio Llull (190-87) who helped to win the game recording 9 points and 15 assists. American power forward Anthony Randolph (211-89, college: LSU) contributed with 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Real Madrid players scored in double figures. Georgian center Giorgi Shermadini (217-89) answered with 21 points and 6 rebounds and Serbian power forward Oliver Stevic (204-84, agency: BeoBasket) added 14 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Andorra. 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:
Real Madrid: J.Carroll 16+2reb, A.Randolph 14+7reb+2ast, O.Hunter 13+4reb, F.Reyes 12+5reb+2ast, S.Llull 9+15ast, A.Nocioni 9+2reb+1ast
Andorra: G.Shermadini 21+6reb, T.Antetokounmpo 16+3reb+4ast, O.Stevic 14+7reb+2ast, D.Jelinek 7+1reb+2ast, G.Colom 7+1reb+1ast, C.Czerapowicz 5+1reb
gschID: 546871


Unicaja - Iberostar Tener. 79-65

The game was mostly controlled by Unicaja Malaga. CB Canarias managed to win third quarter 20-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Unicaja Malaga made 25-of-30 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game, while CB Canarias only scored nine points from the stripe. They outrebounded CB Canarias 36-25 including 27 on the defensive glass. 27 personal fouls committed by CB Canarias helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a very good performance for DR Congolese Christian Eyenga (201-89) who helped to win the game recording 21 points. The former international forward Carlos Suarez (203-86, agency: Court Side) contributed with 14 points and 4 assists for the winners. American-French forward Tariq Kirksay (199-79, college: Iona, agency: Octagon Europe) answered with 16 points and 6 rebounds and Canadian-Dutch forward Aaron Doornekamp (201-85, agency: Interperformances) added 15 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for CB Canarias. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Unicaja: C.Eyenga 21+4reb+1ast, C.Suarez 14+2reb+4ast, N.Nedovic 12+1reb+4ast, J.Smith 10+1reb, A.Omic 9+8reb+1ast, J.Brooks 5+5reb
Iberostar Tener.: T.Kirksay 16+6reb, A.Doornekamp 15+5reb+1ast, D.White 11+3reb+3ast, G.Bogris 6+2reb, W.Hanley 4+1reb, R.San Miguel 4+3reb+5ast
gschID: 546872


Valencia - FC Barcelona 83-61

Valencia Basket forced 19 FC Barcelona turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a very good performance for American forward Luke Sikma (203-89, college: Portland) who helped to win the game recording 9 points and 9 rebounds. French point guard Antoine Diot (193-89) contributed with 10 points and 4 assists for the winners. American-Montenegrin point guard Tyrese Rice (185-87, college: Boston Coll.) answered with 14 points and international Victor Claver (207-88) added 9 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for FC Barcelona. 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.
Top scorers:
Valencia: B.Dubljevic 16+1reb, P.Oriola 11, R.Martinez 11+1reb, A.Diot 10+4reb+4ast, W.Thomas 9+1reb, L.Sikma 9+9reb+2ast
FC Barcelona: T.Rice 14+1reb+3ast, P.Koponen 10+1reb+2ast, S.Perperoglou 9+4reb+1ast, V.Claver 9+5reb+1ast, B.Oleson 5+1ast, A.Renfroe 5+2reb+3ast
gschID: 546874


Baskonia - Gran Canaria 71-59

The game was mostly controlled by Baskonia. Gran Canaria managed to win second period 21-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Gran Canaria to just 7 points in first quarter. Baskonia dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Gran Canaria's 24. It was a very good performance for Hungarian Adam Hanga (199-89, agency: Octagon Europe) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 8 rebounds. American point guard Shane Larkin (180-92, college: Miami, FL) contributed with 11 points and 6 assists for the winners. The former international Pablo Aguilar (202-89) answered with 12 points and 6 rebounds and American-Slovakian swingman Kyle Kuric (193-89, college: Louisville) added 11 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Gran Canaria. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Baskonia: A.Hanga 17+8reb+2ast, T.Shengelia 13+7reb, S.Larkin 11+3reb+6ast, R.Beaubois 6+5reb+1ast, J.Voigtmann 6+4reb+2ast, K.Tillie 6+2reb
Gran Canaria: P.Aguilar 12+6reb+2ast, K.Kuric 11+5reb+1ast, A.Oliver 8+3ast, A.Pasecniks 8+3reb+1ast, B.McCalebb 6+1reb+5ast, R.O'Neale 4+11reb
gschID: 546873





LEB Silver Round 5 of Semi-Finals. Zornotza and Valladolid advance to Final. - by Eurobasket News

Valladolid - Moron 95-74

Moron was ahead by 6 points at the halftime before a 52-25 second half run of Blancos de Rueda. It was a great shooting night for Blancos de Rueda especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.0 percentage. Moron was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Center Sergio De-La-Fuente (198-89) nailed a double-double by scoring 25 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side and American guard Henri Wade-Chatman (188-92, college: Edinboro) accounted for 18 points and 4 assists. Senegalese center Mansour Kasse (208-92) came up with 14 points and 8 rebounds and guard Alejandro Marin (190-88) added 13 points respectively for Moron in the defeat. Five Blancos de Rueda and four Moron players scored in double figures. Moron's coach Javier Fijo gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Valladolid: S.De La Fuente 25+11reb+4ast, M.Gonzalez 18+2reb+2ast, H.Wade-Chatman 18+4reb+4ast, R.Graham 14+5reb+5ast, B.Sidibe 13+7reb, D.Astilleros 5+5reb+1ast
Moron: M.Kasse 14+8reb, A.Marin 13+3reb+1ast, J.Marin 13+1reb+1ast, T.Gaffaney 11+3reb+1ast, O.Keshinro 9+4reb, R.Gutierrez 5+2ast
gschID: 547391


Granada - Zornotza 81-92

The guests trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 54-37 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. 32 personal fouls committed by CB Granada helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Power forward David Iriarte (206-95) stepped up and scored 25 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and Bahamas swingman JR Cadot (196-87, college: TCU, agency: Dynamics Global Management) chipped in 15 points and 10 rebounds. Four Zornotza players scored in double figures. American guard Adrian Bowie (189-89, college: Maryland) responded with 18 points and 7 rebounds and the former international center Jesus Fernandez (204-75) scored 13 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Zornotza: D.Iriarte 25+9reb, K.Mutakabbir 15+2reb+3ast, D.De La Rua 15+3reb+2ast, J.Cadot 15+10reb+3ast, I.Salazar 8+6reb+1ast, V.Vucetic 7+2reb+1ast
Granada: A.Bowie 18+7reb+2ast, J.Fernandez 13+7reb+1ast, T.De Lattibeaudiere 11+6reb, C.Cobos 9+6reb+2ast, A.Bortolussi 9+8reb, C.Corts 8+1reb+3ast
gschID: 547390





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LNA Round 4 of Semi-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Lugano Tigers - Monthey 75-77

Monthey tied the series after road win in Lugano. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Americans were the main players on the court. The winners were led by guard Brandon Young (193-91, college: De Paul) who scored that evening 20 points and 9 assists and forward Markel Humphrey (198-86, college: Marshall, agency: Three Eye Sports) supported him with 20 points and 6 rebounds. Even 19 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists by guard Terrell Everett (193-84, college: Oklahoma, agency: Diamond Sports) did not help to save the game for Lugano Tigers. Guard Tristan Carey (193-91, college: Longwood) added 23 points and 6 rebounds for lost side.
Top scorers:
Lugano Tigers: T.Carey 23+6reb, T.Everett 19+9reb+9ast, D.Stockalper 15+9reb+3ast, F.Steinmann 8, E.Williams 7+2reb+1ast, N.West 3+4reb+1ast
Monthey: B.Young 20+4reb+9ast, M.Humphrey 20+6reb+1ast, J.Dubas 18+8reb+1ast, J.Sinclair 5+4reb+1ast, M.Maruotto 5+9reb, P.Barac 4+1reb
gschID: 547326


Geneve Lions - Fribourg 70-61

Geneve took a 3-1 lead in the series. Fribourg was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 10-point lead after three quarters before a 25-6 charge of Geneve Lions, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Fribourg to just 6 points in fourth quarter. Geneve Lions made 21-of-24 free shots (87.5 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Fribourg 49-25 including a 36-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. 25 personal fouls committed by Fribourg helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman Antonio Ballard (193-88, college: Miami, OH) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points and 18 rebounds and the former international forward Marko Mladjan (205-93) who added 6 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. Ballard is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. At the losing side the former international swingman Dusan Mladjan (198-86, agency: Interperformances) responded with 19 points and the former international forward Westher Molteni (200-87) scored 8 points and 5 rebounds. Fribourg's coach Petar Aleksic rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Fribourg: D.Mladjan 19+4reb, J.Roberson 10+2reb+1ast, T.Brown 10+1reb, W.Molteni 8+5reb+1ast, N.Jurkovitz 4+4reb+2ast, J.Jaunin 2+1reb
Geneve Lions: A.Ballard 21+18reb+1ast, R.Kovac 18+1reb+4ast, C.Braswell 13+7reb+2ast, C.Timberlake 8+3reb+1ast, M.Mladjan 6+15reb+4ast, S.Louissaint 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 547325





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  TURKEY  

Stats Leaders - D1

Points Per Game
 Ricky LEDO
  Yesilgiresun
  (201-SF-92)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Ledo, Yesilgiresun21.2 
 2. Shorter, TED K.20.1 
 3. Theodore, Banvit BK18.4 
 4. Jefferson, Gazia.18.4 
 5. Summers, Pinar K.17.0 
 6. Morrison, TED K.16.5 
 7. Hayes, Demir IBB16.4 
 8. Denmon, Gaziantep16.0 
 9. Green, Pinar K.15.9 
 10. James, Best Balikesir15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vladimir STIMAC
  Besiktas
  (210-C-87)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Stimac, Besiktas9.6 
 2. Dorsey, Best B.9.2 
 3. Jefferson, Gazia.9.2 
 4. Wright, Trabzons.7.7 
 5. Thomas, TED K.7.7 
 6. Auguste, Usak7.5 
 7. Hummer, TED K.7.0 
 8. Gill, Yesilgiresun6.9 
 9. Pleiss, Galatasaray6.8 
 10. Summers, Pinar K.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Thomas HEURTEL
  Anadolu .
  (189-G-89)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Heurtel, Anadolu .7.2 
 2. Theodore, Banvit BK7.1 
 3. Green, Pinar K.5.6 
 4. Gutierrez, Trabzons.5.4 
 5. Granger, Anadolu .5.2 
 6. Armstead, Yesilgir.5.2 
 7. Ermis, Tofas5.0 
 8. Guler, Galatasaray4.8 
 9. Rautins, Gaziantep4.7 
 10. Roll, Besiktas4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Shannon SHORTER
  TED K.
  (193-G-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Shorter, TED K.2.0 
 2. Chappell, Banvit BK2.0 
 3. Hummer, TED K.1.8 
 4. Ponitka, Pinar K.1.7 
 5. Gutierrez, Trabzons.1.6 
 6. Ulubay, Yesilgiresun1.6 
 7. Cherry, Gaziantep1.6 
 8. Eldridge, Demir I.1.6 
 9. Klobucar, Istanbu.1.6 
 10. Guler, Galatasaray1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Bryant DUNSTON
  Anadolu .
  (203-C-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Dunston, Anadolu .1.8 
 2. Ibekwe, Usak1.5 
 3. Udoh, Fenerbahce1.5 
 4. Kadji, Trabzonspor1.3 
 5. Pleiss, Galatasaray1.3 
 6. Kulig, Banvit BK1.1 
 7. Buckner, Demir IBB1.0 
 8. Jefferson, Gazia.0.9 
 9. James, Best Balikesir0.9 
 10. Tyus, Galatasaray0.9 


Will Clyburn to CSKA Moscow? - by Greg

Russian powerhouse CSKA Moscow (VTB) is close to ink 27-year old American forward Will Clyburn (201-95kg-90, college: Iowa State) who currently plays Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul in Turkey. In 25 BSL games he recorded 10.6ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.4apg this season. He was voted to Turkish League All-Star Game. The last season Clyburn played at Hapoel Unet Holon (Winner League) in Israel where in 33 games he averaged impressive 20.9ppg, 8.3rpg, 2.0apg and 1.4spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game.
Clyburn has played also professionally in Germany (ratiopharm Ulm).
He attended Iowa State until 2013 and it is his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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BSL Round 1 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Darussafaka - Banvit BK 72-67

Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Brad Wanamaker (193-89, college: Pittsburgh) who helped to win the game recording 22 points. His fellow American import guard Scottie Wilbekin (188-93, college: Florida) contributed with 14 points and 4 assists for the winners. Darussafaka's coach David Blatt allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American point guard Jordan Theodore (182-89, college: Seton Hall) answered with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists and Slovenian center Gasper Vidmar (211-87) added 14 points and 14 rebounds in the effort for Banvit.
Top scorers:
Darussafaka: B.Wanamaker 22+2reb+2ast, D.Bertans 18+3reb+1ast, S.Wilbekin 14+4reb+4ast, W.Clyburn 7+11reb+2ast, A.Zizic 4+2reb+1ast, F.Aldemir 4+7reb
Banvit BK: F.Korkmaz 18+10reb, J.Theodore 15+7reb+8ast, G.Vidmar 14+14reb+1ast, G.Orelik 7+1ast, J.Chappell 6+3reb+2ast, D.Kulig 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 546982


Fenerbahce - Tofas 92-76

Fenerbahce players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of Serbian swingman Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-92) who helped to win the game recording 10 points and 5 assists. Center Ahmet Duverioglu (209-93) contributed with 9 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Dominican-American swingman Sammy Mejia (198-83, college: De Paul) answered with 12 points and Serbian point guard Vasilije Micic (196-94, agency: BeoBasket) added 13 points and 4 assists in the effort for Tofas. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Fenerbahce: K.Sloukas 13+1reb+3ast, J.Vesely 12+4reb+1ast, L.Datome 11+6reb, J.Nunnally 11+1reb+5ast, B.Bogdanovic 10+4reb+5ast, A.Duverioglu 9+9reb+1ast
Tofas: V.Micic 13+1reb+4ast, K.Peker 12+4reb, S.Mejia 12+4reb+2ast, Y.Arslan 12+2reb+2ast, C.Copeland 9+4reb+1ast, B.Ermis 7+5ast
gschID: 546981


Anadolu Efes - Galatasaray 95-85

Anadolu Efes outrebounded Galatasaray 39-22 including 26 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. Uruguayan-Italian guard Jayson Granger (189-89) fired 20 points and 7 assists for the winners. International forward Cedi Osman (204-95) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Granger is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American point guard Errick McCollum (185-88, college: Goshen) produced 20 points and American-Czech swingman Blake Schilb (201-83, college: Loyola, IL, agency: BeoBasket) added 8 points and 8 assists respectively for lost side. Five Anadolu Efes and four Galatasaray players scored in double figures. Galatasaray's coach Ergin Ataman rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Anadolu Efes: J.Granger 20+4reb+7ast, C.Osman 19+5reb+1ast, D.Brown 17+3reb+2ast, B.Dunston 11+8reb+3ast, T.Heurtel 10+3reb+10ast, D.Thomas 8+3reb
Galatasaray: E.McCollum 20+3reb, S.Guler 12+3reb+3ast, T.Pleiss 11+6reb+1ast, A.Tyus 11+3reb, V.Micov 8+1reb+4ast, B.Schilb 8+2reb+8ast
gschID: 546984


Besiktas - Gaziantep 66-57

Gaziantep was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for Serbian center Vladimir Stimac (210-87, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 6 points and 11 rebounds. American guard DJ Strawberry (196-85, college: Maryland) contributed with 15 points for the winners. Besiktas' coach Ufuk Sarica allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Marcus Denmon (191-90, college: Missouri, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import point guard Will Cherry (185-91, college: Montana) added 7 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for Gaziantep.
Top scorers:
Besiktas: D.Strawberry 15+2reb+2ast, K.Weems 12+4reb+1ast, M.Roll 9+3reb+2ast, V.Stimac 6+11reb+2ast, E.Clark 6+2reb, K.Sipahi 5+3reb+2ast
Gaziantep: M.Denmon 18+6reb+4ast, M.Haislip 16+1reb+1ast, J.Balazic 8+4reb+1ast, W.Cherry 7+12reb+3ast, D.Jefferson 6+10reb+1ast, T.Ruzic 2+2reb
gschID: 546983





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Ryan Richards selected the top British players playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Ryan Richards
Ryan Richards
   #1. This week's number one is former international power forward Ryan Richards (212-91, currently plays in Iran). He could not help Naft Abadan (6-1) in their last game. Despite Richards' very good performance the first-placed Naft Abadan (6-1) lost 74-80 on the road to the leading Petrochimi in the Group 2. He was the second best scorer with 15 points. Richards also added 4 rebounds in 26 minutes on the court. Richards has relatively good stats this year: 11.4ppg, 5.3rpg, 2FGP: 46.3%, 3FGP: 27.7% and FT: 73.2% in 23 games he played so far. He played for the British senior national team six years ago.

Rowell Graham
Rowell Graham
   #2. Second place goes to former U20 international forward Rowell Graham (197-94, currently plays in Spain). Graham led Blancos de Rueda to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Moron (16-14) crushing them 95-74 in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) last Tuesday. He scored 14 points, grabbed 5 boards, passed 5 assists and added 3 steals. Comercial Ulsa Ciudad de Valladolid (17-13) is placed seventh in the LEB Silver. It was Blancos de Rueda's third consecutive victory in a row. This season Graham has relatively solid stats: 11.1ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.2apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 50.5%, 3FGP: 25.0% and FT: 69.3%. He played for the British U20 national team in 2014.

Adam Thoseby
Adam Thoseby
   #3. The British player who performed third best last week abroad was former U20 international guard Adam Thoseby (196-91, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: Georgia SW, currently plays in Australia). Thoseby was not able to help Knox Raiders (8-3) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Knox Raiders (#2) lost 82-91 in Greensborough to the much lower-ranked (#11) Diamond Valley Eagles in the Big V group. Thoseby was the top scorer with 33 points (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) in 39 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. Thoseby has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 21.3ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.8apg, 2FGP: 41.4%, 3FGP: 42.2% and FT: 80.5% in 11 games. Thoseby has a dual citizenship: British and Australian. Former Reading Rockets starter played for the British U20 national team six years ago.

Ryan Martin
Ryan Martin
   #4. Forward Ryan Martin (206-91, college: Tenn Tech, currently plays in France) led STB Le Havre to an easy victory against the league leader JL Bourg (25-9) 94-79 in the French ProB (second division) in Friday night's game. He recorded 12 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. STB Le Havre (18-16) is placed seventh in the ProB. 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. Martin's overall stats this season are: 6.8ppg and 3.8rpg. He is another player who holds two passports: Jamaican and British. Martin used to play for the British U20 national team back in 2010.

Ogooluwa Adegboye
Ogooluwa Adegboye
   #5. International point guard Ogooluwa Adegboye (182-87, agency: Octagon Europe, college: St.Bonaventure, currently plays in Italy) led Unieuro Forli to a victory over the 14th-ranked Chieti (10-20) 91-75 in the Italian Serie A2 (second division) last Friday. He was MVP of the game. Adegboye scored 19 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 29 minutes. Unieuro 2.015 Forli (9-21) is placed 15th in East group. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. Adegboye has very impressive stats this year: 16.2ppg, 3.8rpg and 3.3apg in 18 games. He plays currently for the British national team.

Gabriel Olaseni
Gabriel Olaseni
   #6. Center Gabriel Olaseni (211-91, agency: Pensack Sports, college: Iowa, currently plays in France) contributed to an Entente Orleans 45's surprising victory against the tenth-ranked Limoges CSP Elite (15-19) crushing them 101-81 in the French ProA on Tuesday night. Olaseni recorded 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 24 minutes. Entente Orleans 45 (9-25) is placed second from the bottom (#17) in the ProA. It was his team's first victory after seven consecutive loses. The Regular Season already ended. Olaseni has reliable stats this year: 10.2ppg and 8.0rpg in 13 games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior British National Team roster.

Morayo Soluade
Morayo Soluade
   #7. Former international swingman Morayo Soluade (196-95, currently plays in Spain) was the main contributor in Burgos' victory against the closely-ranked Leche Rio Breogan (24-10) 88-79 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Sunday. He was the best player in that game. Soluade scored 18 points and added 4 passes (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) in 25 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 Soluade's first season with the team. This year his overall stats are: 6.8ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.7apg and 1.1spg in 38 games. Soluade used to play for the British national team two years ago.

Nigel Van Oostrum
Nigel Van Oostrum
   #8. Guard Nigel Van Oostrum (196-90, agency: Court Side, college: Park, currently plays in Holland) contributed to Zwolle's victory against the closely-ranked Groningen (14-8) 79-74 in the Dutch Eredivisie on Thursday night. He scored 8 points and added 3 assists. Landstede Basketbal Zwolle (20-8) is placed second in the Eredivisie. Van Oostrum's total stats this season are: 4.2ppg, 2.4rpg, 4.1apg and 1.5spg. He used to play for the British U20 national team back in 2010.

Justin Robinson
Justin Robinson
   #9. International point guard Justin Robinson (185-87, agency: Promotex, college: Rider, currently plays in France) was not able to secure a victory for Saint-Quentin (13-21) in their last game. Despite Robinson's good performance the bottom-ranked Saint-Quentin lost 73-80 in Lille to the much higher-ranked (#3) Metropole. He was the second best scorer with 12 points in 29 minutes. It was Saint-Quentin's third consecutive loss in a row. The Regular Season already ended. This year Robinson's total stats are: 8.9ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.8apg in 12 games. He is also in the roster of the British national team.

Laurence Ekperigin
Laurence Ekperigin
   #10. Power forward Laurence Ekperigin (200-88, college: Le Moyne, currently plays in France) contributed to Nantes' victory against the 16th-ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (13-21) 72-65 in the French ProB (second division) last Friday. Ekperigin recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 3 assists. Hermine Nantes Atlantique (10-12) is placed first in the ProB. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Ekperigin averaged so far 12.4ppg, 7.9rpg and 1.9apg. He is a naturalized American. Ekperigin is a former international player as six years ago he still played for the British senior national team. Strangely he has never played in United Kingdom.

   #11. International center Eric Boateng (208-85, college: Arizona St., currently plays in France) couldn't help ADA Blois in their game against JA Vichy in the French ProB (second division). Boateng recorded 7 points. His team was edged 83-81. Boateng has averaged so far 7.4ppg and 5.1rpg. He plays currently for the British national team.

   #12. Former U20 international guard Jamie Batish (193-93, college: W.Illinois, currently plays in Australia) couldn't help Sabres in their game against Spectres in the Australian State League (second division). Batish scored 7 points in 28 minutes. His team were crushed by 27 points 107-80. Batish has averaged so far 9.0ppg and 1.5rpg in 10 games. He used to play for the British U20 national team back in 2012.

   #13. International guard Kyle Johnson (195-88, college: LIU Brooklyn, currently plays in NBLCanada) contributed to a London Lightning's victory against the Windsor Express 112-100 in the NBL Canada last Saturday. He recorded 19 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 36 minutes. Johnson has averaged so far 4.3ppg and 4.3rpg in three games. He is also British national team player.

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

   #1. Experienced Lindsay Tait (190-G-82, currently plays in New Zealand) led Rangers to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Sharks (9-5) crushing them 112-82 in the New Zealand NBL on Saturday night. Tait recorded 22 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. James Blond Supercity Rangers (8-5) are placed third in the NBL. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. It's Tait's first season with the team. He has individually a very good year with high stats. Tait averages: 17.9ppg, 4.9rpg, 5.2apg and 1.5spg. He has a dual citizenship: British and New Zealand.

   #2. Michael Ojo (195-G-89, college: Lehigh, currently plays in Austria) could not help Gmunden Swans (22-10) in their last game. Despite Ojo's very good performance Gmunden Swans was edged 61-59 on the road by the lower-ranked (#3) Kapfenberg Bulls. He was the second best scorer with 16 points. Ojo also added 4 steals in 29 minutes. Ojo has reliable stats this year: 13.5ppg, 5.0rpg, 3.4apg and 1.4spg in 17 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Ojo used to play for Airwaves Plymouth Raiders in British league.

   #3. Akeem Williams (178-PG-91, college: Mass.-Lowell, currently plays in France) was not able to help Hyeres-Toulon (11-23) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite his good performance Hyeres-Toulon was defeated 96-91 in Nancy by the league outsider Sluc (#18). Williams recorded 11 points and added 4 passes. The Regular Season already ended. It's Williams' first season with the team. His overall stats this year are: 6.1ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.4apg. Williams is a naturalized American. Strangely he has never played in United Kingdom.

   #4. BJ Anthony (200-F-88, currently plays in New Zealand) was the major contributor in Saints' victory against the league outsider Mountain Airs (3-11) crushing them 91-63 in the New Zealand NBL in Sunday night's game. Anthony recorded 14 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. 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. It's Anthony's first season with the team. His overall stats this year are: 8.4ppg and 5.0rpg. Anthony is another player who holds two passports: British and New Zealand.

   #5. Lewis Thomas (203-F-92, college: W.Oregon, currently plays in Australia) led Chargers to an easy victory against the leader Dandenong Rangers (6-3) crushing them 117-82 in the Australian State League (second division) on Friday night. Thomas scored 15 points and blocked 2 shots in 27 minutes; not bad, considering it's only his second season in pro basketball. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group SEABL-South. Hobart Chargers (8-2) are placed second. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. Thomas' stats this year are: 10.3ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.7apg, 1.3bpg and 1.3spg in three games. He has both British and Australian nationalities. Despite Thomas' British passport, he previously played for the Australian U19 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the British team.

   #6. Paul Brotherson (198-F-89, college: Metro St., currently plays in Australia) led Hills Hornets to a victory over the eighth-ranked Crusaders 94-79 in the Australian State League (second division) in Saturday night's game. Brotherson was the top player that evening. He recorded a double-double by scoring 26 points and getting 10 rebounds. This season Brotherson has very high stats. He averages: 18.2ppg, 8.1rpg, 2.5apg, 1.1bpg and 1.1spg. Brotherson also holds two passports: British and Australian.

   #7. Ben Knight (203-F-76, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Australia) contributed to a Norths Soul Sports Bears' victory against the second-ranked Spiders 82-76 in the Australian State League (second division) last Saturday. He scored 13 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in a mere 18 minutes. Knight's stats this year are: 12.8ppg, 8.5rpg, 1.8apg and 1.3spg in four games. Similarly like Brotherson and Thomas above he holds both British and Australian passports.

   #8. Darren Phillip (201-PF-78, agency: DTMones, college: Fairfield, currently plays in Argentina) was not able to secure a victory for Instituto in their game against Olimpico de La Banda in the Argentinian LigaA. Phillip recorded only 4 points. His team was edged 78-76. Phillip has averaged so far 8.3ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.1apg. He is a naturalized American. Apparently Phillip has never played in United Kingdom.

   #9. Lee Jeka (193-G-83, currently plays in Australia) couldn't help Hume City Broncos in their game against Eltham Wildcats in the Australian State League (second division). He scored 9 points and added 5 passes in 38 minutes. His team lost 75-83. Jeka has very impressive stats this year: 20.4ppg, 3.8rpg, 5.2apg and 2.0spg in nine games. He has dual citizenship: British and Australian.

   #10. Paul Elderkin (196-G-87, currently plays in Australia) couldn't help Tigers in their game against Ballarat Miners in the Australian State League (second division). Elderkin cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points. His team were crushed by 31 points 86-55. Elderkin has averaged so far 4.3ppg and 4.3rpg.



Ashton Khan signs up for another season with Worcester Wolves - by Paul Nilsen


Worcester Wolves Basketball Club is pleased to announce the re-signing of Ashton Khan (183-PG, college: Tiffin) for his third season with the team.

Khan first joined the Wolves for the 2015-16 campaign and last season produced some outstanding and consistent performances, averaging eight points and three assists per game for the University of Worcester-owned side

The 6ft 1in guard, who fits in training alongside studying for a Masters Degree in Sports Coaching at the University, says he hopes to help the team - which went on a 12-game winning streak in the second half of the season - finish what it started last time around.

Wolves Head Coach, Paul James, said he was delighted that Khan had decided to stay on with the club for the upcoming British Basketball League season and that even more was expected from him this time around.

"Ashton is an important part of what we are building here at Worcester,' he said.

'I have watched Ashton mature as a player and a person since being with us and he has had some very special performances to go with that.

'He is a very exciting guard and will be even better this season than he was last. I expect even bigger things to come from him.'

Khan said: 'I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to sign back to the Worcester Wolves.

'Through my time with the Club I've developed an ongoing relationship with the fans and culture of the city.

'I'm looking forward to working with Coach PJ and his coaching staff, who, along with the management, have shown a great deal of loyalty.

'I am going to come in as a leader and help this team finish what we started last season. Worcester is like my second home and I'm looking forward to seeing the Wolf Pack in September!'

Wolves Managing Director, Mick Donovan, said: "We are thrilled to see Ashton returning for his third year with the Club and the University. The exciting thing is that there is so much more to come from him as an athlete and a student."




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  VTB UNITED LEAGUE  


Kyle Hines for two more years - by Greg

Kyle Hines (198-F/C-86, agency: BeoBasket) will stay at CSKA Moscow for two more years. The Army Men and American center agreed on term of new deal that will last until 2019. Hines is in his 4th year in Moscow. One of the best defenders in Europe averaged 8.5ppg, 4.3rpg, FGP: 65.0%, FT: 70.2% in 35 Euroleague games this season.



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Women News


12 ATHELETES HEAD TO EUROPE FOR 5 GAME EXHIBITION SERIES - by John Gary

COURTESY BASKETBALL.CA Tweleve ATHELETES WERE SELECTED FROM THE FIRST PHASE OF THE National Team assessment camp to travel to Europe for a five day tournament in France and Spain. ' The first phase of the training is focused on developing our next generation of atheletes and assessing where we are globally, ' said Lisa Thomaidis head coach womens national team. ' W e play some of the best teams in the world in this tournament which will help us set benchmarks and determine what we need to build upon in phase two.' The five game tournament tips off on May 26th against 2nd ranked Spain. Canada currently 6th in the FIBA World Rankings will then face off against 13th ranked Japan, 27th ranked Montenegro, 3rd ranked France and 41st ranked Ukraine. The scheduled games are 1pm on May 26th and 1pm on May 27th. The schedule adds games on May 31st at 10:30am, June 1st at 1pm and June 2nd at 10:30am. The teams staff includes Lisa Thomaidis, Steve Baur, Fabian Mckenzie, Carly Clarke, Rhonda Shriskkin, Danielle Dabney, Lauren Buschmann, Kristin Anstey, Hailey Rall and Denise Dignard. The roster includes Miah Marie Langlois, Laura Daily, Shay Colley, Saucha Grant Allen, Sami Hill, Alyssa Jeorme, Bridget Carleton, Ruth Hamblin, Jamie Scott, Laeticia Amihere, Katherine Piouffe and Michelle PIOUFFIE.


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  FRANCE  


LF2 Round 2 of Finals. Avenir even title series - by Eurobasket News

Roche - Avenir 51-56

Avenir beat Roche on the road to even the title series at 1-1. The guests trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 34-25 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Avenir forced 21 Roche turnovers. Point guard Melanie Devaux (170-92) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points. American forward Tiffany Clarke (183-91, college: Vanderbilt) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Power forward Elodie Naigre (182-95) replied with 10 points and 8 rebounds and guard Johana Tayeau (173-89) added 11 points and 4 steals in the effort for Roche.
Top scorers:
Roche: J.Tayeau 11+4reb+2ast, E.Naigre 10+8reb, M.Dia 9+4reb+1ast, C.Heriaud 8+5reb+1ast, B.Ngoyisa 6+4reb+1ast, G.Kubatova-Leskova 5+3reb
Avenir: M.Devaux 21+2reb+1ast, T.Clarke 12+10reb, M.Sten 8+1reb, S.Gauthier 8+1reb+2ast, C.Cirgue 4+1reb, M.Combes 2+5reb+1ast
gschID: 547010





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Olympiacos welcome back Spyridopoulou - by Eurobasket News

Olympiacos Pireus (A1) inked 29-year old international forward Anna Spyridopoulou (184-88). It is actually her comeback to Ellinikou as she has played here before. Spyridopoulou She moved there from Proteas in the A1 where she played this season. Spyridopoulou has played there for the last three years. In 20 A1 games she averaged 10.2ppg, 5.6rpg, 2.8apg and 1.0spg. A very good season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Greek League Honorable Mention. The last season Spyridopoulou played also at Proteas. In 19 games she had 12.2ppg, 6.2rpg, 2.4apg and 1.1spg.
Among other achievements Spyridopoulou's team made it to the League Semifinals in 2011 and 2015.
She has been also a member of Greek international program for some years. Spyridopoulou has regularly played for Greek senior team since 2011 and previously for U20 National Team between 2007 and 2008.
She also represented Greece at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 3.3ppg, 1.2rpg.
Spyridopoulou has played previously professionally also in Sweden (AIK Basket) and Greece (M.Aleksandros, AS Aris Thessalonikis and Terpsithea).
Her game is described as: She can play equal both positions of Forward and is a player with a very good shoot from long and short distance. Understands the game well and is able to pass the ball very good. She contributes always her teams with the many rebounds that she is collecting.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @@TheFlashAgency)

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Justyna Cegielska is a newcomer at Artego Bydgoszcz - by Lukasz Lukaszewski

Artego Bydgoszcz (TBLK) strengthened their roster with addition of 32-year old international forward Justyna Cegielska (188-85) from Wisla Can-Pack. Cegielska has played there for the last four years. She won Polish BLK championship title for three years in a row (between 2014 and 2016). Cegielska received Eurobasket.com All-Polish BLK Domestic Player of the Year award in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
She has been also a member of Polish international program for some years. Cegielska has regularly played for Polish senior team since 2008 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2004.
She represented Poland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 13.0ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.0apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 39.4%, 3PT-3(75.0%), FT: 66.7%.
Cegielska has played previously professionally also in France (Basket Landes) and Poland (Basket Gdynia and AZS Gorzow Wielkopolski).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Eurobasket.com All-Turkish KBSL Awards 2017 - by Eurobasket Center

Eurobasket.com All-Turkish KBSL 1st Team 2017
Courtney Vandersloot
Vandersloot
Moriah Jefferson
Jefferson
Kayla McBride
McBride
Candace Parker
Parker
Jantel Lavender
Lavender

Finals MVP: Courtney Vandersloot (5'8''-PG-89) of Yakin Dogu
Player of the Year: Courtney Vandersloot (5'8''-PG-89) of Yakin Dogu
Guard of the Year: Courtney Vandersloot (5'8''-PG-89) of Yakin Dogu
Forward of the Year: Candace Parker (6'4''-C/F-86) of Fenerbahce
Center of the Year: Jantel Lavender (191-C-88) of Fenerbahce
Import Player of the Year: Courtney Vandersloot (5'8''-PG-89) of Yakin Dogu
Domestic Player of the Year: Isil Alben (170-G-86) of Galatasaray
Bosman Player of the Year: Gintare Petronyte (196-C/F-89) of Mersin BSB
Defensive Player of the Year: Isil Alben (170-G-86) of Galatasaray
Coach of the Year: Zafer Kalaycioglu of Yakin Dogu BGD

1st Team
PG: Courtney Vandersloot (5'8''-PG-89) of Yakin Dogu
PG: Moriah Jefferson (170-PG-94) of Galatasaray
G: Kayla McBride (5'11''-G-92) of Yakin Dogu
C/F: Candace Parker (6'4''-C/F-86) of Fenerbahce
C: Jantel Lavender (191-C-88) of Fenerbahce

2nd Team
G: Isil Alben (170-G-86) of Galatasaray
C: Quanitra Hollingsworth (196-C-88) of Yakin Dogu BGD
G: Allie Quigley (5'10''-G-86) of Fenerbahce
C: Anastasiya Veremeenko (194-C-87) of Fenerbahce
C: Kiah Stokes (6'3''-C-93) of Besiktas

Honorable Mention
Sandrine Gruda (193-C-87) of Fenerbahce
Birsel Vardarli (175-PG-84) of Fenerbahce
LaToya Sanders (6'3''-PF-86) of Abdullah Gul
Iva Perovanovic (188-C/F-83) of Besiktas
Courtney Paris (6'3''-C-87) of Hatay
Bahar Ozturk (183-G/F-84) of Hatay
Gintare Petronyte (196-C/F-89) of Mersin BSB
Aija Putnina (191-F/C-88) of Istanbul Univ.
Avery Warley (190-F/C-87) of Adana ASKI
Eshaya Murphy (5'11''-G/F-85) of Samsun
Cappie Pondexter (5'9''-G-83) of Girne Unov.
Michelle Snow (196-C-80) of Mersin MBK
Rebekah Gardner (6'1''-G-90) of Osmaniye
Bahar Caglar (186-F-88) of Yakin Dogu BGD
Tilbe Senyurek (190-C-95) of Botas
Nilay Kartaltepe (172-PG-79) of Mersin BSB

All-Domestic Players Team
PG: Nilay Kartaltepe (172-PG-79) of Mersin BSB
G: Isil Alben (170-G-86) of Galatasaray
PG: Birsel Vardarli (175-PG-84) of Fenerbahce
F: Bahar Caglar (186-F-88) of Yakin Dogu BGD
C: Tilbe Senyurek (190-C-95) of Botas

All-Imports Team
PG: Courtney Vandersloot (5'8''-PG-89) of Yakin Dogu
PG: Moriah Jefferson (170-PG-94) of Galatasaray
G: Kayla McBride (5'11''-G-92) of Yakin Dogu
C/F: Candace Parker (6'4''-C/F-86) of Fenerbahce
C: Jantel Lavender (191-C-88) of Fenerbahce

All-Bosmans Team
G: Sasa Cadjo (178-G-89) of Mersin BSB
C: Sandrine Gruda (193-C-87) of Fenerbahce
C/F: Gintare Petronyte (196-C/F-89) of Mersin BSB
C/F: Iva Perovanovic (188-C/F-83) of Besiktas
C: Anastasiya Veremeenko (194-C-87) of Fenerbahce



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M'Kayla Mike signs on to play basketball for the Minnesota West Lady Jays - by David Edole

On Monday (5/22), Minnesota West Lady Jay Women's basketball coach Rosalie Hayenga-Hostikka added to her recruiting class for next season as M'Kayla Mike, a 5'4' point guard from Sleepy Eye Public, signed a letter to play basketball for the Lady Jays.

M'Kayla Mike averaged 3.2 points per game, along with 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 1.5 steals per game this year for the Indians who went 21-8 and lost in the Section 2A Championship game to Cedar Mountain/Comfrey. She was a part of Sleepy Eye's 28-3 season as a junior which included a trip to the Minnesota Class A State Tournament.

Sleepy Eye Public Girls Basketball Coach Ryan Hulke feels M'Kayla Mike's style of play will work well as she transitions to Minnesota West. "M'Kayla isn't a girl that's going to light up the scoring column but will be a girl that will take care of the basketball from the point guard position and play good man to man defense. She's a small guard at 5'4", but is physically strong and sees the floor very well. She's a great listener and is still figuring out the American game of Basketball. We play a college type system and run a lot of things at Sleepy Eye, so M'Kayla should adapt quickly to their system."

M'Kayla Mike previously played basketball at the FIBA International level with the U.S. Virgin Islands 15-U team and played organized basketball since she was in fourth grade.

Lady Jays Women's Basketball Coach Rosalie Hayenga-Hostikka is very excited to add M'Kayla Mike to her recruiting class. Although M'Kayla Mike was not a heavily recruited player coming out of high school, Moz sees similarities between her and Taylor Noid, who was an All-Division point guard who just recently signed on to play the rest of her career at Mount Marty.

M'KAYLA SPEAKS