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  ALGERIA  



D1 Round 12: USS hands first loss to CRB Dar El-B. - by Eurobasket News

The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated CRB Dar El-B. (7-1) in Setif on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by third ranked USS (6-4) 69-63. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of CRB Dar El-B.. USS maintains third position with 6-4 record despite having the same number of points like the leader CRB Dar El-B. CRB Dar El-B. at the other side still keeps top place with one game lost.
Important game to mention about took place in Skikda. Eighth ranked USMB (2-7) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 5th ranked Skikda (3-5) 71-68 on Friday evening. USMB maintains eighth position with 2-7 record. Skikda at the other side dropped to the sixth place with five games lost. They share the position with El Eulma.
An interesting game for Constantine CSC (6-3) which hosted in Constantine 4th ranked Olympic Batna (4-4). Second ranked Constantine CSC managed to get a 4-point victory 75-71. Constantine CSC maintains second position with 6-3 record having just one point less than leader CRB Dar El-B. Loser Olympic Batna keeps the fourth place with four games lost.
D1 top team - GS Petroliers (8-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed fifth ranked Olympi Miliana (3-4) in Alger 94-61. Undefeated GS Petroliers have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 8-0 record. Olympi Miliana lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with four games lost.
Bottom-ranked Oran is still unable to win any game. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they lost on the road their eighth consecutive match to second ranked Arreridj (6-2) 127-57 on Friday evening. Arreridj have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 6-2 record having just two points less than leader CRB Dar El-B., which they share with WA Boufarik. Loser Oran still closes the standings with eight games lost.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 12: NAH Dey beat Constantine JP on the road 75-62. Staoueli destroyed Ouargla on its own court 75-42. El Eulma unfortunately lost to WA Boufarik in a road game 62-77.

US Setif - CRB Dar El-B. 69-63

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated CRB Dar El-B. (7-1) in Setif on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by third ranked USS (6-4) 69-63. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of CRB Dar El-B.. USS maintains third position with 6-4 record despite having the same number of points like the leader CRB Dar El-B. CRB Dar El-B. at the other side still keeps top place with one game lost.
gschID: 547588


Constantine JP - NAH Dey 62-75

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked NAH Dey (5-3) beat on the road 7th ranked Constantine JP (1-8) 75-62 on Friday. NAH Dey maintains fourth position with 5-3 record. Constantine JP lost fifth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the seventh place with eight games lost.
gschID: 547589


Constantine CSC - Olympic Batna 75-71

An interesting game for Constantine CSC (6-3) which hosted in Constantine 4th ranked Olympic Batna (4-4). Second ranked Constantine CSC managed to get a 4-point victory 75-71. Constantine CSC maintains second position with 6-3 record having just one point less than leader CRB Dar El-B. Loser Olympic Batna keeps the fourth place with four games lost.
gschID: 547586


Arreridj - Oran 127-57

Bottom-ranked Oran is still unable to win any game. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they lost on the road their eighth consecutive match to second ranked Arreridj (6-2) 127-57 on Friday evening. Arreridj have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 6-2 record having just two points less than leader CRB Dar El-B., which they share with WA Boufarik. Loser Oran still closes the standings with eight games lost.
gschID: 547587


GS Petroliers - Olympi Miliana 94-61

D1 top team - GS Petroliers (8-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed fifth ranked Olympi Miliana (3-4) in Alger 94-61. GS Petroliers have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 8-0 record. Olympi Miliana lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with four games lost.
gschID: 547585


Staoueli - Ouargla 75-42

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both sixth ranked Staoueli and 7th ranked Ouargla had identical 3-5 record. This time Staoueli used a home court advantage and smashed the opponent from 75-42 on Friday night. Staoueli (4-5) moved-up to fifth place. Newly promoted Ouargla keeps the seventh position with six games lost.
gschID: 547583


Skikda - USM Blida 68-71

Important game to mention about took place in Skikda. Eighth ranked USMB (2-7) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 5th ranked Skikda (3-5) 71-68 on Friday evening. USMB maintains eighth position with 2-7 record. Skikda at the other side dropped to the sixth place with five games lost. They share the position with El Eulma.
gschID: 547584


WA Boufarik - El Eulma 77-62

Rather predictable result when third ranked WA Boufarik (6-2) won against at home 6th ranked El Eulma (3-5) 77-62 on Friday. WA Boufarik moved-up to second place, which they share with Arreridj. Loser El Eulma keeps the sixth position with five games lost.
gschID: 547582





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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. Mickeal, Atenas17.1 
 8. Redivo, Weber B.17.1 
 9. Vildoza, Quilm.16.9 
 10. Harper, Quimsa16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Williams, Olimpico.11.8 
 2. Crawford, Argen.10.4 
 3. Clancy, Instituto10.0 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.9.4 
 5. Lampropoulos, Boca J.8.9 
 6. Justiz, Estudian.8.8 
 7. Francis, La Union8.7 
 8. Vargas, GECR I.8.5 
 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. Hopson, Quimsa4.5 
 8. Figueroa, Penarol4.5 
 9. De-l., GECR I.4.4 
 10. Ciorciari, Instituto4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Reynaldo GARCIA
  San M.
  (187-G-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. Garcia, San M.2.0 
 2. Solano, Echague2.0 
 3. Basualdo, Quilm.1.8 
 4. De-l., GECR I.1.7 
 5. Zurbriggen, Obras B.1.6 
 6. Vildoza, Quilm.1.6 
 7. Johnson, Weber B.1.6 
 8. Calfani, San L.1.5 
 9. Massey, Libertad.1.4 
 10. Redivo, Weber B.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Williams, Olimpico.3.1 
 2. Justiz, Estudian.2.1 
 3. 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. Cutley, Atenas C.17.7 
 8. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.17.7 
 9. Villa, Gimnasia LP17.5 
 10. Pais, Platense17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Santiago GONZALEZ
  San I.
  (203-C-83)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Gonzalez, San I.12.6 
 2. Dodson, Petr.Arg.10.1 
 3. Cutley, Atenas C.9.0 
 4. Graham, Temperley8.9 
 5. Lauria, Comunica.8.5 
 6. Lockett, BHY T.8.4 
 7. Joseph, Obera TC8.2 
 8. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista8.2 
 9. Granado, Olimpo BB8.2 
 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.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Darnell DODSON
  Petr.Arg.
  (201-F-89)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Dodson, Petr.Arg.2.7 
 2. Punet, Salta Basket2.2 
 3. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.2.2 
 4. Pais, Platense2.2 
 5. Correa, BHY T.2.2 
 6. Brown, Mitre Tuc.1.9 
 7. Cequeira, Villa A.1.9 
 8. Harrison, Ciclista1.7 
 9. Lauria, Comunica.1.7 
 10. Tabarez, Union SF1.6 
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 4 of Semi-Finals. Atenas Carmen beat Estudiantes O. - by Eurobasket News

Atenas Carmen - Estudiantes O. 87-78

Atenas Carmen overcame Estudiantes O. at home court to level things up at 2-2 in the series. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Estudiantes O. won third quarter 24-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Atenas especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Howard Wilkerson (198-84, college: Wofford) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 9 rebounds. The other American import forward Scott Cutley (196-85, college: CS Fullerton) contributed with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Cutley is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Point guard Diego Figueredo (185-91) replied with 23 points and 5 rebounds and Rodrigo Sanchez (200-89) added 16 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Estudiantes O.Five Estudiantes O. players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Atenas Carmen: E.Agostino 21+2reb+2ast, H.Wilkerson 17+9reb+2ast, S.Cutley 15+6reb+6ast, B.Oprandi 9+4reb+8ast, G.Peralta 8+2reb, H.Etchepare 7+2reb+1ast
Estudiantes O.: D.Figueredo 23+5reb+3ast, R.Sanchez 16+9reb+3ast, E.Dominguez 12+5reb+2ast, S.Arese 11+6reb, J.Gamazo 10+4reb, L.Portillo 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 547542





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

Quilmes MP - Weber Bahia 92-87

Quilmes held off Weber Bahia to cut the deficit in the series. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 27-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Quilmes MP made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Quilmes MP outrebounded Weber Bahia 42-30 including a 31-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great evening for guard Eric Flor (186-93) who led his team to a victory scoring 34 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). International guard Luca Vildoza (190-95) helped adding 10 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. The best for the losing side was Panamanian power forward Jamaal Levy (206-83, college: Wake Forest) with 20 points and 5 rebounds and American center Anthony-Laveal Johnson (203-88, college: Fairfield) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 13 rebounds. Four Quilmes MP and five Weber Bahia players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Quilmes MP: E.Flor 34+6reb+1ast, E.Ruiz 16+2reb+2ast, I.Clark 10+6reb, L.Vildoza 10+7reb+7ast, I.Basualdo 9+11reb+1ast, T.Robinson 9+1reb+1ast
Weber Bahia: J.Levy 20+5reb+1ast, L.Redivo 17+1reb+4ast, F.Corvalan 11+2reb+8ast, M.Fjellerup 11+3reb+4ast, A.Laveal Johnson 10+13reb, H.Jasen 9+1reb+4ast
gschID: 546855


Libertad S. - Regatas C. 93-90

Libertad Sunchales celebrated the first victory in the series at they overcame Regatas. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Regatas Corrientes won fourth quarter 28-27. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for international point guard Jose Vildoza (190-96, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory with 29 points and 4 assists (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!). American-FYR Macedonian forward Jeremiah Massey (202-82, college: Kansas St., agency: Diamond Sports) contributed with 17 points for the winners. American guard Donald Sims (185-87, college: Appalachian St., agency: Pensack Sports) answered with 22 points and 4 assists and the former international Paolo Quinteros (188-79) added 19 points and 5 assists in the effort for Regatas Corrientes. Five Regatas Corrientes players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Libertad S.: J.Vildoza 29+3reb+4ast, J.Massey 17+4reb+1ast, S.Vega 15+1ast, M.Saglietti 9+7reb+3ast, A.Alloatti 9+5reb+2ast, J.Brussino 8+2reb+1ast
Regatas C.: D.Sims 22+4reb+4ast, P.Quinteros 19+2reb+5ast, F.Ramirez 17+6reb+2ast, C.Troutman 11+5reb, P.Espinoza 11+8reb+4ast, F.Martina 10+7reb
gschID: 546853


GECR Indalo - Argentino 68-67

GECR Indalo topped Argentino to surge ahead for 2-1 lead. The best player for the winners was Juan-Manuel Rivero (191-85) who scored 20 points and 7 rebounds. Dominican center Eloy Vargas (211-88, college: Kentucky, agency: Duran International) chipped in 19 points and 6 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward Chaz Crawford (207-84, college: Drexel, agency: DTMones) who recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds and swingman Emiliano Basabe (193-92) added 16 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
GECR Indalo: J.Manuel Rivero 20+7reb, E.Vargas 19+6reb, S.Johnson 12+2reb+6ast, M.Relphorde 10+1reb+1ast, N.De los Santos 5+4reb+2ast, F.Haller 2+5reb
Argentino: E.Basabe 16+7reb+3ast, C.Crawford 16+14reb, L.Cequeira 12+6reb+4ast, N.Gadson 10+2reb+2ast, J.Cangelosi 7+3reb+1ast, M.Bolivar 4+1ast
gschID: 546856


Instituto - Olimpico LB 95-88

Instituto beat Olimpico LB to avoid elimination. Instituto dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Olimpico de La Banda's 38. 26 personal fouls committed by Olimpico de La Banda helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for American swingman Rodney Green (196-88, college: La Salle) who led the winners and scored 20 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. British-American Darren Phillip (201-78, college: Fairfield, agency: DTMones) accounted for 16 points for the winning side. The former international point guard Maximiliano Stanic (178-78, agency: Players Group) came up with 18 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals and the former international swingman Adrian Boccia (195-82) added 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for Olimpico de La Banda in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Instituto: R.Green 20+6reb+6ast, P.Bertone 18+1reb, D.Phillip 16+2reb+2ast, J.DeGroat 14+5reb, G.Whelan 10+1reb+2ast, M.Gerlero 7+4reb+2ast
Olimpico LB: F.Van Lacke 19+3reb+2ast, M.Stanic 18+9reb+6ast, A.Boccia 18+5reb+4ast, J.Williams 15+10reb+1ast, K.Lamonte 9+1reb+1ast, M.Cosolito 8+2ast
gschID: 546854





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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, Oberwart16.2 
 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, Oberwart7.1 
 8. Ray, Vienna6.7 
 9. Baptiste, Kapfe.6.7 
 10. Gaidys, Gmunden6.6 
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. Jandl, Furstenfeld1.4 
 6. Maresch, UBSC G.1.4 
 7. Krivokapic, UBSC G.1.4 
 8. Trmal, Arkadia1.4 
 9. Payton, Wels1.4 
 10. Stazic, Vienna1.4 
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. Baptiste, Kapfe.1.0 
 5. Chan, Wels0.9 
 6. Kuakumensah, Oberw.0.9 
 7. Steed, Gmunden0.9 
 8. Iliev, Furstenfeld0.8 
 9. Naylor, UBSC G.0.8 
 10. Koch, Vienna0.8 


Villach Raiders crowned as 2nd League Champions - by Stefan Prager

The Villach Raiders crowned themselves as 2nd league champions for the first time in franchise history. In a five game finals series against the reigning champs from Chin Min Dragons St. Polten the Raiders won the decisive fifth game beating St. Poelten 96:80 on the road. Being down 0-2 after the first two games Villach won three straight games to clinch the title. Erik Rhinehart (206-F-82, college: Olivet Nazarene) scored 25 points in the showdown, Finals MVP Marko Kolaric (212-C/F-84, college: Chaminade) added 15 points, 15 rebounds and 8 assists. Timi Huber (179-G-92) added 20 points as well. Martin Speiser (202-F-83) scored a game 32 for St. Poelten in defeat.

Marko Kolaric was voted Finals MVP scoring 19.2 ppg in the finals. He also added 10.6 rebounds per game.



Traiskirchen Lions bring back Zoran Kostic, replace Luigi Gresta - by Stefan Prager

Just a few days after Zoran Kostic parted ways with the BK Klosterneuburg Dukes he has signed a multi year contract with the Arkadia Traiskirchen Lions. Kostic is replacing Luigi Gresta (agency: Interperformances ). Kostic was a part of the Lions for many years, worked there from 2001 to 2014 in different positions. He left the Lions in 2014 for BC Vienna. Last season he coached the young Klosterneuburg team to a 4-28 record placing last in the ABL standings.

Luigi Gresta (agency: Interperformances ) came to Traiskirchen in January as a successor for Georgi Mladenov. He led the Lions to the playoffs where they came up short in the quarterfinals losing 0-2 versus the Kapfenberg Bulls.



A Bundesliga Round 1 of Finals. Oberwart register opening victory - by Eurobasket News

Oberwart - Kapfenberg 61-57

Oberwart Gunners opened win count in the championship series. They held off Kapfenberg at home court. The hosts trailed by 12 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 4 points. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Andell Cumberbatch (196-93, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Octagon Europe) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Jamari Traylor (203-92, college: Kansas) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Carl Baptiste (208-90, college: Delaware, agency: Diamond Sports) answered with 15 points and 9 rebounds and Serbian point guard Bogic Vujosevic (190-92, agency: Octagon Europe) added 10 points and 5 assists in the effort for Kapfenberg Bulls.
Top scorers:
Oberwart: A.Cumberbatch 19+12reb, S.Kaeferle 17+1reb+1ast, J.Traylor 10+10reb, G.Wolf 6+2reb, C.McNealy 5+3reb+6ast, C.Kuakumensah 2+3reb+3ast
Kapfenberg: C.Baptiste 15+9reb, B.Vujosevic 10+2reb+5ast, T.Schrittwieser 8, F.Kramer 8+8reb, M.Stegnjaic 7+5reb, K.Jamar 4+6reb+2ast
gschID: 547508





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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, Antwerp16.3 
 3. Tofi, Aalstar14.7 
 4. Demps, Mons-Hai.14.2 
 5. Troisfontain., Aalst.14.1 
 6. Tuttle, Limburg .14.1 
 7. Ubel, Brussels14.0 
 8. Channels, Kango.13.9 
 9. Samhan, Leuven13.6 
 10. Ware, Antwerp13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ANDERSON
  Antwerp
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Anderson, Antwerp8.1 
 2. Badji, Kangoeroes7.0 
 3. Ubel, Brussels7.0 
 4. Amis, Aalstar6.9 
 5. Ware, Antwerp6.6 
 6. Samhan, Leuven6.6 
 7. Simmons, Brussels6.2 
 8. Fields, Liege6.1 
 9. Tuttle, Limburg .6.1 
 10. Dowe, Brussels5.6 
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. Loubry, Brussels4.5 
 6. Clark, Antwerp4.4 
 7. Marnegrave, Spirou4.1 
 8. Bosco, Mons-Hai.3.9 
 9. Tuttle, Limburg .3.8 
 10. Hertay, Liege3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Codi MILLER-MCINTYRE
  Leuven
  (190-G-94)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Miller-M., Leuven1.9 
 2. Punter, Antwerp1.9 
 3. Simpson, Liege1.5 
 4. Bowman, Spirou1.5 
 5. Tuttle, Limburg .1.4 
 6. Channels, Kango.1.4 
 7. Clark, Antwerp1.4 
 8. Billbury, Leuven1.3 
 9. Muya, Brussels1.3 
 10. Hertay, Liege1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Bill AMIS
  Aalstar
  (206-PF-87)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Amis, Aalstar1.4 
 2. Fields, Liege0.9 
 3. Fusek, Spirou0.9 
 4. Boukichou, Oostende0.8 
 5. Ubel, Brussels0.8 
 6. Henry, Kangoeroes0.7 
 7. Bako, Leuven0.7 
 8. Olah, Mons-Hainaut0.6 
 9. Ware, Antwerp0.6 
 10. Samhan, Leuven0.6 


Euromillions League Round 2 of Semifinals. Antwerp and Oostende claim victories - by Eurobasket News

Brussels - Antwerp 67-71

Antwerp upset Brussels on the road to level the series at 1-1. American players dominated the game. Guard Kevin Punter (188-93, college: Tennessee) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 7 rebounds. Power forward Gavin Ware (206-93, college: Mississippi St.) contributed with 13 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Five Antwerp Giants players scored in double figures. Antwerp Giants' coach Roel Moors used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Power forward Brandon Ubel (209-91, college: Nebraska, agency: Pensack Sports) replied with 25 points and 9 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and swingman Chris Dowe (193-91, college: Bellarmine) added 12 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists in the effort for Basic-Fit Brussels.
Top scorers:
Brussels: B.Ubel 25+9reb+1ast, C.Dowe 12+7reb+7ast, A.Lichodzijewski 10+3reb+2ast, T.Bray 8+3reb+1ast, G.Muya 5+6reb, J.Simmons 4+5reb+1ast
Antwerp: K.Punter 16+7reb+3ast, G.Ware 13+8reb+2ast, J.Clark 12+1reb+2ast, D.Conger 10+8reb+1ast, M.Smith 10+2reb+3ast, O.Kanda-Kanyinda 4
gschID: 547386


Spirou - Oostende 74-78

Oostende dropped Spirou on the road to open 2-0 lead in the series. Oostende made 26-of-31 charity shots (83.9 percent) during the game. Oostende outrebounded Spirou Charleroi 30-18 including a 25-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. Spirou Charleroi was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. International forward Jean-Marc Mwema (195-89, agency: Court Side) scored 17 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Serbian center Rasko Katic (208-80, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 19 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) during the contest. Serbian power forward Ivan Radenovic (209-84, college: Arizona) responded with 15 points and American guard DJ Richardson (190-91, college: Illinois, agency: Inception Sports) scored 15 points. Four Spirou Charleroi players scored in double figures. Spirou Charleroi's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Spirou: A.Libert 15+2reb+1ast, I.Radenovic 15+3reb+2ast, D.Richardson 15+1reb+2ast, N.Marnegrave 12+1reb+3ast, L.Schwartz 8+2reb+2ast, I.Iarochevitch 6+6reb
Oostende: R.Katic 19+2reb, J.Mwema 17+7reb+3ast, D.Newbill 12+1reb, K.Boukichou 11+3reb+1ast, P.Gillet 8+6reb+1ast, C.Walden 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 547385





Roel Moors signs extension with Antwerp - by Eurobasket News

Roel Moors has agreed on terms of contract extension with Antwerp. The specialist has been working with the Giants since 2015. He was named All-Belgian League Coach of the Year in 2016. Moors guided Antwerp to the Belgian SuperCup title in 2017. Previously he worked as assistant coach with the Belgian U20 National Team.


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  BOSNIA  


Bosnians in the NBA this season! Recap! - by Chris Mathieu

Bosnians in the NBA this season! Recap!

Dragan Bender: Dragan struggled in his adjustment to the NBA. The physical aspect, the travel, the games and even the rules changes all proved vexing to him during the season. It's not easy being a teenager in the NBA and Dragan is still only 19 and won't turn 20 until after the next season begins. They limited his exposure in games and minutes on the floor, they obviously didn't think extended game exposure would be that beneficial to him at this point, as the team also didn't send him to the D-League to play minutes during the season. Dragan is way too skinny to get inside and play any interior defense and he is a major liability while on the court at this point. He needs to get into the weight room and add at least 20lbs this offseason if he hopes to be able to handle some of the physicality on the court next season. He missed a big chunk of the middle of the season but he did recover quicker than expected and got back on the court before the end of the season. He did play 56 minutes in the last two games of the season and he displayed some rebounding ability in those games pulling down 12 boards. Bender played in 43 games averaging 13mpg 3.4ppg 2.4rbpg shooting 48.3% from two, 27.7% from three and 36.4% from the FT line.

Mirza Teletovic: A perplexing season from him and the how he was used with the Milwaukee Bucks. He was coming off arguably one of the best seasons ever for a 6th man off the bench with the Suns, setting an NBA record by hitting 181 threes. He was familiar with Jason Kidd and the coaching staff of the Bucks. He had a tough summer, showing up late to the National Team training for Bosnia, showing up out of shape for those games and clashing with the head coach Damir Mulaomerovic and teammates. The issues spilled out onto the court and culminated with Mirza choking teenage teammate and likely NBA first rounder Dzanan Musa in a game. The ugly affair marred what to that point had been a remarkable career with the BiH National Team. Ugly truths about Mirza's conduct with the National Team going back years then started to be told and the whole affair unfolded into a untidy, ugly mess. The issue never came up in Milwaukee; the media market there is anything but critical and is more of a team of cheerleaders for the team and organization. Mirza came in and had a hard adjustment to his inconsistent role; the team didn't always like his preparation or conditioning. As the season wore on he fell farther and farther down the rotation until he fell completely out of it. After the injury to Jabari Parker there was hope he would be able to re-establish his role with the team but it never materialized. By the end of the season he was the tenth man off the bench, a role he was not happy about playing. Giannis's ball dominate style and Mirza's lax defense didn't match up well and his touches this year went down dramatically. Even as a role player coming off the bench he had to play a secondary role to Greg Monroe who is a ball dominate big man who tends to grind down the clock. The team had a strong bench with Monroe and eventually Matthew Dellavedova joining the bench crew. Mirza was eventually just an afterthought for the club and barely touched the floor in the playoffs. He has a reasonable contract and could be a candidate to be moved this offseason as he still provides floor spacing and a threat of outside shooting. Make no mistakes, he was a major reason why the Bucks moved from the bottom of the NBA in threes to middle of the pack this season and the importance of outside shooting and floor spacing can't be overstated. Mirza stayed healthy and played in 73 games averaging 16mpg 6.2ppg 2.3rbpg shooting 45.2% from two, 34% from three and 77.8% from the FT line.

Ivica Zubac: Ivica was a revelation for the Lakers coming off a season in Serbia and the ABA league there was questions about his adjustment to the NBA. He was considered a lottery pick at one point but questions about his athleticism, toughness and his interest in playing in the NBA pushed him out of the first round when he fell to the Lakers. He answered all those questions and more and at times was the best player on the floor for the young Lakers. The team gave him a chance to play in the D-League and he was dominant there as well. He played in 14 games averaging 30mpg 15.8ppg 9.7rbpg 1.3aspg 1blk while shooting 60% from two, 36.4% from three and 82.9% from the FT line. Zubac played in 38 games for the Lakers averaging 16mpg 7.5ppg 4.1rbpg .8aspg .9blks while shooting 53.8% from two and 65.3% from the FT line. He was ultra-competitive, wasn't afraid of the physical contact in the NBA coming from the physical ABA league and was a better passer and shot blocker than advertised. He has an excellent array of low post moves for a young player and has better feet than advertised even if he isn't a bouncy, above the rim NBA player. He was just 19 years old for most of the season, having recently turned 20 and routinely outplayed Brandon Ingram. If you could redraft the 2016 NBA draft Zubac likely goes in the top 10 and is clearly a better NBA player than Jacob Poeltl who was the 9th pick in the draft. He outplayed his fellow countryman Dragan Bender who was the 4th pick in the draft as well. In fact you could argue he played better than any player picked in the top 10 of the NBA draft last year. If he stays healthy and continues to develop he could easily become one of the 6-10 best centers in the NBA. The problem is there is so few traditional NBA fives left playing the game these days.

Bojan Bogdanovic: Bojan has quietly become one of the best bench players in the NBA. Playing for the Brooklyn Nets for most of his career he has flown underneath the radar of most NBA fans. After his trade to the playoff bound Washington Wizards he had a breakout campaign to end the season and had some spectacular games for the team. In a game against the Raptors in March Bogdanovic came off the bench and scored 27pts in 25 minutes going 9-12 from the field including 6-7 from three. Four days later against the Magic he was fantastic once again scoring 27pts in 27min including 8-10 from three. The questions about his athleticism and unorthodox style have been answered long ago as he is a consistent double digit scorer since coming into the league. He is an unrestricted free agent this summer and no doubt with the escalating salary cap will be in for a big payday, likely in the 12-15 million a year range. Bojan is without a doubt one of the most underrated elite shooters in the NBA who finally got his due after joining a decent team with the Wizards this season. He's a remarkably consistent player who has put up similar numbers every year he's been in the NBA. Last season Bojan played in 81 games averaging 26mpg 13.7ppg 3.4rbpg 1.4aspg while shooting 51.2% from two, 36.7% from three and 89.3% from the FT line, remarkably consistent numbers to his first two years in the NBA.

Jusuf Nurkic: It was proven early in the season that Nurkic and Nikola Jokic couldn't co-exist in the same starting lineup. The Nuggets eventually benched him and he privately seethed over the benching but publicly put on a brave face and continued to work hard, even though he had made it known he was not happy about the situation. The Trailblazers stepped in and received the steal of the century in exchange for Miles Plumlee, they received Jusuf Nurkic and a 2017 first round pick. Nurkic immediately gave the team an inside presence they had been missing for a very long time. They team was playing its best basketball of the season until Nurkic was injured towards the end of the season, derailing any hopes the team had to make noise in the playoffs. Nurkic was a major force and fit in perfectly with the nucleus already in place in Rip City. Nurkic played in 45 games with Denver averaging 18mpg 8ppg 5.8rbpg 1.3aspg. With the Trailblazers he played in 20 games averaging 29mpg 15.2ppg 10.4rbpg 3.2aspg 1.3stls 1.9blks while shooting 51.1% from two and 66% from the FT line.



Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Awards 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League 1st Team 2017
James Robinson
Robinson
Drasko Knezevic
Knezevic
Maksim Kovacevic
Kovacevic
Bojan Pelkic
Pelkic
Maksim Sturanovic
Sturanovic

Finals MVP: James Robinson (190-PG-94) of Igokea
Player of the Year: Drasko Knezevic (186-PG-93) of Zrinjski HT
Guard of the Year: Drasko Knezevic (186-PG-93) of Zrinjski HT
Forward of the Year: Maksim Kovacevic (196-G-87) of Spars Sarajevo
Center of the Year: Maksim Sturanovic (209-C-88) of Bosna-Royal
Domestic Player of the Year: Drasko Knezevic (186-PG-93) of Zrinjski HT
Import Player of the Year: James Robinson (190-PG-94) of Igokea
Bosman Player of the Year: Jan Mocnik (178-PG-87) of Siroki Primorka
Defensive Player of the Year: Zeljko Palavra (194-F/G-82) of Kakanj
Best Young Player of the Year: Djordje Aleksic (187-PG-97) of Mladost
Most Improved Player of the Year: Adi Zahiragic (187-PG-95) of Spars Sarajevo
Coach of the Year: Dusan Gvozdic of Bosna-Royal

1st Team
PG: James Robinson (190-PG-94) of Igokea
PG: Drasko Knezevic (186-PG-93) of Zrinjski HT
G: Maksim Kovacevic (196-G-87) of Spars Sarajevo
F: Bojan Pelkic (204-F-83) of Leotar
C: Maksim Sturanovic (209-C-88) of Bosna-Royal

2nd Team
G: Vojin Svilar (187-G-86) of Kakanj
SG: Almir Hasandic (191-SG-90) of Sloboda Tuzla
SG: Djordje Milosevic (199-SG-93) of Igokea
F: Bozo Djurasovic (200-F-87) of Zrinjski HT
C: Obrad Tomic (206-C-93) of Kakanj

3rd Team
PG: Jan Mocnik (178-PG-87) of Siroki Primorka
SF: Vladimir Djordjevic (201-SF) of Bosna-Royal
SF: Goran Ikonic (196-SF-80) of Bosna-Royal
F/G: Zeljko Palavra (194-F/G-82) of Kakanj
C: Franko Kastropil (212-C-84) of Siroki Primorka

Honorable Mention
Mujo Tuljkovic (202-F-79) of Bosnjak
Zlatko Jovanovic (181-PG-84) of Spars Sarajevo
Ibrahim Durmo (201-F/C-97) of Spars Sarajevo
Vojin Svilar (187-G-86) of Kakanj
Bojan Stanojevic (203-C-88) of Mladost
Bozo Djumic (208-C/F-92) of Sloboda Tuzla
Danilo Negovanovic (194-F/G-88) of Gradjanski
Ivan Karacic (202-C-96) of Siroki Primorka
Vedran Princ (191-PG-82) of Zrinjski HT
Haris Delalic (202-SF-94) of Bosna-Royal

All-Domestic Players Team
PG: Drasko Knezevic (186-PG-93) of Zrinjski HT
SG: Almir Hasandic (191-SG-90) of Sloboda Tuzla
F/G: Zeljko Palavra (194-F/G-82) of Kakanj
F: Bojan Pelkic (204-F-83) of Leotar
C: Obrad Tomic (206-C-93) of Kakanj



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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, Bauru6.7 
 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. Fischer, Flamengo4.7 
 9. Rodgers, Minas4.7 
 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. Curnell, Mogi1.7 
 5. Garcia, Bauru1.7 
 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. Lenz, Pinheiros0.7 
 5. Dias-Silva, Pauli.0.7 
 6. Castellar, Brasilia0.7 
 7. Teichmann, Pinheiros0.7 
 8. Andrade, Bauru0.6 
 9. Vinicius, Caxias d.0.6 
 10. Tavares, L.Sorocaba0.6 


NBB Round 1 of Finals. Paulistano celebrate victory - by Eurobasket News

Paulistano - Bauru 82-78

Paulistano registered the opening win in NBB Finals. They held off Bauru to take 1-0 lead. 25 personal fouls committed by Paschoalotto/Bauru helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Arthur Pecos (183-95) who helped to win the game recording 12 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Lucas Dias-Silva (209-95) contributed with 12 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Five Paulistano players scored in double figures. Paulistano's coach Gustavo Conti used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. International guard Alex Garcia (191-80, agency: Interperformances) answered with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and international Leonardo Meindl (201-93) added 18 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Paschoalotto/Bauru.
Top scorers:
Paulistano: Y.Dos Santos 14+2ast, D.Hure 13+4reb+1ast, L.Dias Silva 12+7reb+1ast, A.Pecos 12+5reb+5ast, G.Hubner 10+5reb+1ast, E.Carvalho 8+3reb
Bauru: L.Meindl 18+8reb+2ast, J.Andrade 18+5reb+2ast, A.Garcia 18+6reb+5ast, G.Yeye Torres 9+5reb+3ast, G.Santos 7+3reb, S.Santos 6+4reb
gschID: 547492





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  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS  


Bristol Acadamy Flyers keep Smith for another season - by Eurobasket News

Bristol Academy Flyers (BBL) re-signed 27-year old British V.Islands international forward Leslee Smith (203-111kg-90, college: Nebraska). He played there last season. In 34 BBL games he recorded 12.0ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.1apg and 1.3spg.
The previous (15-16) season Smith played at Olimpi (Superleague) in Georgia where in 14 games he averaged impressive 17.4ppg, 12.0rpg, 1.9apg, 2.4spg and 1.6bpg. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Georgian League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
He also represented British Virgin Islands at the CBC Championships in Tortola (British Virgin Islands) two years ago. Smith's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 6 games: 4.2ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.3spg.
Smith has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Smith has played previously professionally in British Virgin Islands (East), Bolivia (La Salle Tarija) and PBL (Kentucky Mavericks).
He attended University of Nebraska until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.
Smith's game is described as: A good defender in the paint, he can block over a shot a game. He's a great worker, who returned from a ACL tear in less than six months.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @BBLofficial)

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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.8.7 
 6. Savic, Spartak .8.5 
 7. Bruinsma, Rilski8.2 
 8. Varbanov, Yambol8.1 
 9. Jones, Beroe7.8 
 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.1.8 
 6. Jones, Beroe1.8 
 7. Marinov, Balkan1.8 
 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 


NBL Round 3 of Finals. Beroe post first victory - by Eurobasket News

Beroe - Lukoil Acad. 74-64

Beroe edged Lukoil at home court to stay alive in the title chase. The best player for the winners was American guard Shane Gibson (188-90, college: Sacred Heart) who scored 22 points and 5 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Brandis Raley-Ross (191-87, college: S.Carolina) chipped in 13 points and 6 rebounds. Four Beroe players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was international Dimitar Dimitrov (203-93, agency: Interperformances) who recorded 17 points and 5 rebounds and American center Steve Zack (211-92, college: La Salle) added 10 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Beroe: S.Gibson 22+5reb+3ast, B.Raley-Ross 13+6reb+2ast, O.Gudul 10+6reb+1ast, N.Nikolov 10+5reb, S.Tesija 6+4reb, P.Aleksiev 6+2reb+2ast
Lukoil Acad.: D.Dimitrov 17+5reb, S.Zack 10+7reb+1ast, H.Zahariev 7+1reb+1ast, P.Ivanov 6+1reb+1ast, D.Gibson 6+1reb+4ast, B.Avramov 6+3reb+3ast
gschID: 547088





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  CAMEROON  


Kenny Kadji is a newcomer at Tofas - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted Tofas Bursa (BSL) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old Cameroonian ex-international power forward Kenny Kadji (211-110kg-88, college: Miami, FL) from Trabzonspor. In 28 BSL games in Turkey he recorded very impressive stats: 15.2ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.3bpg this season. Kadji also played earlier that season for Lietuvos rytas in Lithuanian LKL where in three BSL games he averaged 3.7ppg, 1.0rpg and 1.3apg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Kadji won Italian SerieA championship title in 2015. He was also voted NABC Division I All-District 2 1st Team back in 2013 at his college time.
Kadji represented Cameroon at the Afrobasket Championships in Rades (Tunisia) two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 9.0ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 39.1%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 75.0%.
Kadji is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (Braunschweig), Greece (Aiolos Trikallon), NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers), Italy (Banco di Srd and Enel Brindisi) and D-League (Rio Grande Valley Vipers).
Kadji attended University of Miami, Florida until 2013 and it is his fourth season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A finally flourished big man, who is now a top ranked prospect. Has great athletic skills that allow him to be a great presence inside. Plus, he is now a skilled jump-shooting big man, who is adding range from behind the three-point arc. Also, has a great work ethic and team mentality.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)

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  CHINA  


China Olympic Team - by Robert Wang

CBA just released the New China Olympic team. Hu Jinqiu ( Guangsha team) should be the best and famous player from this 12 players list. He just went to China National team.
The 12 players list is:
Guo Haowen, Man Jiang (Ba Yi team). Hu Jinqiu, Sun Minghui, Will Yujia, Wu Xiao, Zhao Jiayi ( Guangsha team). Ta RuikeJia Niyou (Beijing). Zhu RongZhen ( Shandong). Yangkai ( Hunan). Tangjie ( Souther Army). Zhao YanMan ( Jilin). Hu Jinqiu and Zhu Ronhzhen are the players from China National team. The head coach is Fan Bin.



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  COLOMBIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Karl MOORE
  Aguilas
  (203-PF-87)
  Avg: 27
 1. Moore, Aguilas27.0 
 2. Roberson, Condores22.5 
 3. Almanza, Condores21.0 
 4. Watkins, Bucaros19.0 
 5. Hardy, Cimarrones18.0 
 6. McCoy, Condores17.7 
 7. Coombs, Sabios17.3 
 8. Bivins, Aguilas16.0 
 9. Smith, Sabios14.7 
 10. Velandia, Aguilas14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karl MOORE
  Aguilas
  (203-PF-87)
  Avg: 14.3
 1. Moore, Aguilas14.3 
 2. Hernandez, Cimar.13.0 
 3. Demond, Condores11.0 
 4. Almanza, Condores10.3 
 5. Romero, Piratas10.3 
 6. Carraway, Cimar.8.0 
 7. Egwuonwu, Bucaros8.0 
 8. Sandidge, Aguilas7.7 
 9. Smith, Sabios7.0 
 10. Dobbs, Piratas6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Lamar DEMOND
  Condores
  (--85)
  Avg: 7
 1. Demond, Condores7.0 
 2. Velandia, Aguilas6.5 
 3. Alford, Bucaros3.5 
 4. Coombs, Sabios3.3 
 5. Thomas, Piratas3.3 
 6. McCoy, Condores3.3 
 7. Murray, Academia3.0 
 8. Acevedo, Condores3.0 
 9. Hardy, Cimarrones3.0 
 10. Bivins, Aguilas3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Lamar DEMOND
  Condores
  (--85)
  Avg: 5
 1. Demond, Condores5.0 
 2. Bivins, Aguilas3.7 
 3. Renteria, Cimar.3.0 
 4. Granados, Academia3.0 
 5. Moreno, Cimarrones2.0 
 6. Smith, Sabios1.7 
 7. Moore, Aguilas1.7 
 8. Pena, Piratas1.7 
 9. Diaz, Condores1.7 
 10. Romero, Piratas1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Ramon DYER
  Condores
  (201-F-84)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Dyer, Condores1.5 
 2. Hernandez, Cimar.1.5 
 3. Alford, Bucaros1.0 
 4. Mims, Piratas1.0 
 5. Renteria, Cimar.1.0 
 6. Sandidge, Aguilas1.0 
 7. Jones, Sabios0.7 
 8. Velez, Sabios0.7 
 9. Bivins, Aguilas0.7 
 10. Dobbs, Piratas0.7 


Dermaine Crockrell (ex Punjab S.) is a newcomer at Fast Break - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted Fast Break (Liga DirecTV) added to their roster 28-year old American guard Dermaine Crockrell (185-89, college: Bemidji State). He moved there from Punjab Steelers in Indian UBA League where he started the season. In 8 games he recorded very impressive stats: 44.3ppg, 8.3rpg, 5.4apg and 3.4spg this season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was voted to Indian UBA All-Star Game.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Crockrell played in the final of NSIC Tournament in 2013. He was also voted All-NSIC 2nd Team back in 2013 at his college time.
Crockrell is a very experienced player.
He graduated from Bemidji State in 2013 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Karl Moore claims Colombian Liga DirecTV weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Karl Moore (203-PF-87) put on an amazing game in the last round for Aguilas and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2.
The 29-year old power forward had a double-double of 48 points and thirteen rebounds, while his team beat Condores (1-1) 96-82. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Aguilas maintains the 3rd position in Colombian Liga DirecTV. Aguilas 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 1-1 record. Moore just recently signed at Aguilas and just after two games he already turned to be a very valuable addition to the team. Culver Stockton College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Moore is league's best scorer averaging so far 31.5ppg. Moore is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 13.0rpg) and averages solid 67.6% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was another Aguilas' star - 24-year old American forward Antonio Bivins (198-F-92). Bivins impressed basketball fans with 29 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists. Bad luck as Aguilas lost that game 93-105 to Condores (1-1). The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Bivins is one of the most experienced players at Aguilas and similarly like Karl Moore has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.0ppg (#6). He also recorded 4.0 assists per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Lamar Roberson (203-F-86, agency: Haylett Sports) of Condores (#4). Roberson got into 30-points club by scoring exactly 30 points in the last round. He went also for six rebounds . He was a key player of Condores, leading his team to a 105-93 win against #3 ranked Aguilas in a game of the week. Condores needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 1 victory and 1 lost games. Roberson has a great season in Colombia. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 22.5ppg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Luis Almanza (196-F-91) of Condores - 20 points and 11 rebounds
5. Jay Hardy (196-G/F) of Cimarrones - 27 points and 6 assists
6. Ryan McCoy (183-PG-87) of Condores - 22 points and 4 rebounds
7. Hector Diaz (197-G/F-92) of Condores - 14 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
8. John Hernandez (207-C-84) of Cimarrones - 16 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Jairo Pardo (95) of Aguilas - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Shamar Coombs (185-G-86) of Sabios - 15 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists

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



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Liga MB Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Isidro Metapan and Brujos Izalco record wins - by Eurobasket News

Santa Tecla - Isidro Metapan 84-93

Isidro Metapan upset Santa Tecla on the road to surge ahead in the series. The guests trailed by 8 points after three quarters before their 28-11 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Isidro Metapan looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Isidro Metapan made 7 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of Panamanian forward Ernesto Oglivie (203-89) who helped to win the game recording 31 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Spanish-American forward Duane James (196-83, college: Binghamton) contributed with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. James is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Oscar Rivera (190-80) answered with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists and naturalized American point guard Robert Martinez (185-91, college: Our Lady Lake) added 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Santa Tecla. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Isidro Metapan: E.Oglivie 31+9reb+5ast, D.James 20+11reb+5ast, J.Colorado 12+3reb+1ast, K.Palmer 11+17reb+5ast, R.Sandoval 9+3reb+4ast, A.Regalado 6
Santa Tecla: R.Martinez 24+5reb+4ast, O.Rivera 17+10reb+7ast, O.Torres 17+6reb, C.Arias 13+12reb+2ast, E.Escalante 5+2reb+5ast, A.Arias Serrano 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 547379


Brujos Izalco - Cojute 118-100

Brujos Izalco topped Cojute in the opener. It looked good early as Cojute took a 10-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Brujos Izalco took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 18 points. They dominated down low during the game scoring 84 of its points in the paint compared to Cojute's 62. Brujos Izalco forced 28 Cojute turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. Brujos Izalco brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. Cojute was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American players dominated the game. Guard Christopher Blake (196-88, college: Detroit Mercy) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 42 points (!!!), 12 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals for the winners and forward Garland McArthur (197-88, college: Voorhees) chipped in 31 points, 19 rebounds and 4 blocks. At the losing side power forward Anthony Moe (206, college: Millersville) responded with a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!), 16 rebounds and 4 blocks and guard Brandon Golden (193, college: Midwestern St.) produced a triple-double by scoring 25 points, 12 rebounds, 15 assists and 4 steals. Four Brujos Izalco and five Cojute players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Brujos Izalco: C.Blake 42+12reb+6ast, G.McArthur 31+19reb+1ast, T.Elliott 11+10reb+3ast, R.Mendez 10+8reb+3ast, D.Thompson 9+6reb+1ast, M.Flores 7+2reb+7ast
Cojute: A.Moe 36+16reb+3ast, B.Golden 25+12reb+15ast, B.Garcia 11+7reb, S.Sill 11+13reb+1ast, R.Melendez 10+5reb+1ast, J.Quintanilla 4+5reb+3ast
gschID: 547380





Hill comes back to Cojute, ex Hochiminh CW - by Eurobasket News

Club de Baloncesto Cojute (Liga MB) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old American power forward Jaywuan Hill (203-102kg-89, college: SW Baptist). It is actually his comeback to Cojutepeque as he has played here before. Hill played in the summer at Hochiminh City Wings in Vietnamese VBA league. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Hill received Latinbasket.com All-El Salvador Liga Mayor 1st Team award in 2016.
He has played also professionally in United Kingdom (Leeds Force and Dagenham Dragons).
Hill attended SW Baptist University until 2014 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Skilled four, with a very good turn around jump shot. Able to play outside too. His assets are effort, running the floor, aggressiveness & knowing how to score. Has a variety of moves in the post, can go up & under, drop step, sweep-n-go, face up or go hard to the middle. Has a tendency to finish with a hook shot, or shot-fake & drive. Really long & athletic.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Liga MB Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Brujos Izalco reach Finals - by Eurobasket News

Isidro Metapan - Santa Tecla 75-84

Santa Tecla edged Isidro Metapan on the road to even the series at 1-all. Strangely Isidro Metapan outrebounded Santa Tecla 47-35 including 32 on the defensive glass. American Musa Abdul-Aleem (196-88, college: Troy) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points and 8 rebounds. Center Carlos Arias (200-89) contributed with 18 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four Santa Tecla players scored in double figures. Panamanian forward Ernesto Oglivie (203-89) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists and Spanish-American forward Duane James (196-83, college: Binghamton) added 23 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Isidro Metapan.
Top scorers:
Isidro Metapan: D.James 23+7reb+4ast, R.Sandoval 18+7reb+3ast, E.Oglivie 17+16reb+4ast, K.Palmer 7+8reb+1ast, A.Regalado 4+3reb+1ast, H.Navas 2+3reb+2ast
Santa Tecla: M.Abdul-Aleem 23+8reb+3ast, C.Arias 18+9reb+2ast, R.Martinez 15+2reb+6ast, O.Torres 15+5reb+1ast, A.Arias Serrano 8+7reb+4ast, O.Rivera 3
gschID: 547381


Cojute - Brujos Izalco 97-101

Brujos Izalco beat Cojute to sweep the series. Brujos Izalco players were unselfish on offense dishing 31 assists. American players dominated the game. Forward Garland McArthur (197-88, college: Voorhees) had a double-double by scoring 26 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and guard Christopher Blake (196-88, college: Detroit Mercy) chipped in 26 points and 8 assists during the contest. Four Brujos Izalco players scored in double figures. Guard Brandon Golden (193, college: Midwestern St.) responded with 39 points (!!!), 7 assists and 4 steals and power forward Anthony Moe (206, college: Millersville) produced a double-double by scoring 28 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists.
Top scorers:
Cojute: B.Golden 39+4reb+7ast, A.Moe 28+11reb+5ast, J.Hill 15+8reb+2ast, B.Garcia 7+9reb+2ast, L.Quintanilla 6+1ast, J.Quintanilla 2+2reb+4ast
Brujos Izalco: C.Blake 26+4reb+8ast, G.McArthur 26+11reb+6ast, R.Mendez 25+3ast, T.Elliott 12+15reb+3ast, M.Flores 6+4reb+8ast, A.Navarrete 3+1reb
gschID: 547382





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  EUROLEAGUE  


Anadolu Efes could land Vasilije Micic - by Eurobasket News

Anadolu Efes Istanbul (BSL) is close to sign 23-year old Serbian international point guard Vasilije Micic (196-94, agency: BeoBasket) who currently played at Tofas Bursa. In 24 BSL games in Turkey he recorded 13.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.9apg and 1.4spg this season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. Great season indeed as he was voted to Turkish League All-Star Game 3-Point Shootout. The last season Micic played at Crvena Zvezda in Serbian KLS. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 12 KLS games he averaged 5.0ppg, 1.5rpg, 2.6apg and 1.3spg. Micic contributed to his team winning the Serbian League title (twice) (also twice). Micic also played 17 games in Euroleague where he had 5.5ppg, 1.8rpg and 3.6apg (top 5). He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. Micic also played 14 games in ABA League where he got 4.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 4.1apg. The other team Micic played shortly was Bayern Muenchen in German BBL. In four games he got just 2.5ppg and 2.3apg. He also played 4 games in Euroleague, but he got only 0.5ppg.
Three years ago Micic was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) in second round (52nd overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he received Eurobasket.com All-World Championships U19 1st Team award back in 2013.
Micic has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2013 and previously for U19 National Team in 2013.
Micic represented Serbia at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 11 games: 4.4ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.3apg.
Micic has played previously professionally in Italy and Serbia (Mega Leks).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Perperoglou may be back at Panathinaikos - by Eurobasket News

Panathinaikos Athens (A1) is about to agree terms with 33-year old Greek international small forward Stratos Perperoglou (203-104kg-84) who currently played at FC Barcelona Lassa in Spain. It will actually be his comeback to Athens as he has played here before. In 28 Liga Endesa games he had 7.8ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.2apg this season. The last season Perperoglou played also at FC Barcelona (also in Liga Endesa) in Spanish where in 43 games he recorded 7.1ppg and 2.4rpg. He helped them to win the Supercup and make to league final. Perperoglou also played 29 games in Euroleague where he averaged 8.3ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.1apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Perperoglou was voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League 1st Team in 2015.
He has been also a member of Greek international program for some years. Perperoglou has regularly played for Greek senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team in 2004.
He represented Greece at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 1.5ppg.
Perperoglou has played also professionally in Italy, Greece (Olympiacos, Panionios and Ilysiakos) and Turkey (Anadolu Efes).
On Perperoglou: Very talented forward with great confidence in his game. Clutch player. Will take the big shot Very good shooter who can put the ball on the floor with ease Very good court vision.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Towards a new era in Barcelona - by Dimitris Katsionis

Coach Bartzokas it trying to prepare his team as best as he can for the ACB semi-finals and constantly having in the back of his head the very important summer that is upon them.It is very important that the Blaugrana have started playing e n t i r e matches in a row (which they didn't do and finally cost them in the season) by being efficient in both ends of the floor, which has psychologically 'liberated' them.

Georgios Bartzokas is sharing playing minutes among the entire roster as usually, and tries for every player to have playing minutes in the double digits. This year's Barcelona is undergoing a very important, albeit necessary, transition period in its modern era and, as our webpage has pointed out in the past, this effort to change the team's 'DNA' was not going to be easy. I have the feeling that the coach (we should be proud that such a big club turned to a Greek coach) will stay true to his initial declaration of inserting new blood to the Barcelona environment, seeing that this is the only way to lead the team to success. I am with him 110% on that. The 'Blaugrana' need changes, new blood, fresh faces that will lead them in their new era. They need to turn a new page. This is what the coach has been working on. So, I think that it is not very possible for Barcelona to acquire 30-plus players, who are quality players but have reached their potential At this stage, it is essential for the team to start playing together again and for some of the younger players to pass the tryouts and upgrade their role and minutes, thus making them a part of the core for the next season. As I mentioned before, the forward duo of Vezenkov-Eriksson is working towards this direction. Alexander Vezenkov is in great shape and is now playing with much more confidence, whereas the Swedish player realised that having Navarro's picture over his dead is not enough and he should do more things like he does, in order to play for Barcelona.

Does the cold winter mean a hot summer is coming?The club has a lot of work in the upcoming offseason, that's for sure..




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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-Levallois17.6 
 3. Cobbs, Gravelines16.9 
 4. Gibson, Gravelines16.8 
 5. Roberson, Chalon16.1 
 6. Rush, Nancy15.9 
 7. Prepelic, Limoges15.8 
 8. Young, Chalons-.14.8 
 9. Warren, Nanterre14.4 
 10. Dorsey, Le Portel14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Fall, Chalon9.1 
 2. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.8.8 
 3. Solomon, Gravelines8.0 
 4. Poirier, Paris-Le.7.9 
 5. Hassell, Le Portel7.7 
 6. Donaldson, Le Po.7.4 
 7. Lessort, Nanterre7.2 
 8. Hunt, Nancy7.2 
 9. Cain, Chalons-Reims7.0 
 10. Yeguete, Le Mans6.9 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.10.8 
 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. Cobbs, Gravelines1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Fall, Chalon2.3 
 2. Fofana, Monaco1.3 
 3. Uter, AS.1.1 
 4. Otule, Antibes1.0 
 5. Jean-Charles, AS.1.0 
 6. Lessort, Nanterre1.0 
 7. Cain, Chalons-Reims1.0 
 8. Trasolini, Nancy0.9 
 9. Poirier, Paris-Le.0.8 
 10. Joseph, Orleans0.8 


Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Zachery PEACOCK
  Bourg
  (203-C-87)
  Avg: 17.8
 1. Peacock, Bourg17.8 
 2. Hermannsson, Charlevi.17.2 
 3. Burton, Roanne16.7 
 4. Williams, Boulazac16.5 
 5. Henry, Evreux16.5 
 6. Jones, Lille16.1 
 7. Ware, Vichy C.15.9 
 8. Bigote, Nantes15.5 
 9. Walker, Evreux15.1 
 10. Obasohan, Provence.14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dinma ODIAKOSA
  Le Havre
  (203-C/F-85)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Odiakosa, Le Havre9.7 
 2. Ndoye, Bourg9.4 
 3. Kone, Charleville9.2 
 4. Burton, Roanne8.9 
 5. Ekperigin, Nantes8.0 
 6. Traore, Lille7.5 
 7. Morin, Le Havre7.4 
 8. Rhoomes, St Qu.7.3 
 9. Fall, Poitiers7.0 
 10. Williams, Boulazac6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Jay THREATT
  Poitiers
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Threatt, Poitiers6.9 
 2. King, Le Havre6.3 
 3. Rigaux, Maurienne5.8 
 4. Sim, Bourg5.8 
 5. Ware, Vichy C.5.8 
 6. Hermannsson, Charlevi.5.7 
 7. Turner, Blois5.6 
 8. Henry, Evreux5.5 
 9. Mitchell, Nantes5.2 
 10. Duren, Boulogne5.2 
Steals Per Game
 Joe BURTON
  Roanne
  (201-F-90)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Burton, Roanne2.3 
 2. Henry, Evreux2.3 
 3. Threatt, Poitiers2.0 
 4. Mitchell, Nantes1.9 
 5. Fouse, Charleville1.9 
 6. Rigaux, Maurienne1.8 
 7. Denave, Vichy C.1.8 
 8. Turner, Blois1.8 
 9. de-Jong, Boulogne1.8 
 10. Duren, Boulogne1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Yannis MORIN
  Le Havre
  (208-C/F-93)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Morin, Le Havre1.9 
 2. Fall, Poitiers1.5 
 3. Paumier, Boulogne1.3 
 4. Ndoye, Bourg1.2 
 5. Rinna, St Chamond1.1 
 6. Traore, Lille1.1 
 7. Jones, Lille1.1 
 8. MBida, Lille1.1 
 9. Kone, Charleville0.9 
 10. Boateng, Blois0.9 


Limoges add Howard to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Limoges CSP Elite (ProA) added to their roster 24-year old small forward William Howard (201-93). He moved there from Hyeres-Toulon (ProA) where he played this season. In 32 games he recorded 9.6ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.0apg and 1.1spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to French ProA All-Star Game. The last season Howard played also at Hyeres-Toulon (ProB). In 33 games he averaged 12.9ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.4apg and 1.4spg. He helped them to win the league title (twice). Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Honorable Mention and All-Domestic Players Team.
Howard represented France at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 5.3ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 70.0%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 80.0%.
Howard has played previously for three other teams: Gravelines Dunkerque, CFBB and Denain Voltaire.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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ProA Round 3 of Quarter-Finals. ASVEL and Strasbourg complete semifinal picture - by Eurobasket News

Monaco - ASVEL 71-74

ASVEL upset Monaco on the road to win the series 2-1. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 74-71. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket made 24-of-31 free shots (77.4 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Monaco helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American center Darryl Watkins (211-84, college: Syracuse, agency: Inception Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds. American-Serbian guard DeMarcus Nelson (193-85, college: Duke) contributed with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Four ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket players scored in double figures. American center Brandon Davies (208-91, college: BYU, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 17 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import Jamal Shuler (192-86, college: VCU) added 6 points and 7 assists in the effort for Monaco. Monaco's coach Zvezdan Mitrovic rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
ASVEL: D.Watkins 20+12reb+1ast, D.Nelson 12+6reb+5ast, C.Kahudi 12+7reb, N.Lang 10+2reb+1ast, L.Jean-Charles 6+1reb+1ast, D.Andersen 6+3reb+1ast
Monaco: B.Davies 17+7reb+2ast, N.Caner-Medley 12+3reb, B.Ouattara 9+5reb, B.Fofana 8+2reb, D.Bost 7+2reb+3ast, J.Shuler 6+4reb+7ast
gschID: 547499


Strasbourg - Pau-Lacq-Orthez 72-68

Strasbourg held off Pau-Lacz-Orthez at home court to advance into the semifinal stage. It looked good early as Pau-Lacq-Orthez took a 2-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Strasbourg IG had a 21-15 second period charge getting the lead and Pau-Lacq-Orthez was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 68-72. They outrebounded Pau-Lacq-Orthez 45-30 including 32 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a quality performance of American point guard Erving Walker (173-90, college: Florida, agency: Two Points) who helped to win the game recording 18 points. American-FYR Macedonian Romeo Travis (201-84, college: Akron) helped adding 13 points and 7 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American guard Taquan Dean (193-83, college: Louisville, agency: Two Points) with 13 points and 9 rebounds and American-Venezuelan guard John Cox (194-81, college: USF, agency: Pensack Sports) scored 16 points. Five Pau-Lacq-Orthez players scored in double figures. Pau-Lacq-Orthez's coach Eric Bartecheky tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game.
Top scorers:
Strasbourg: E.Walker 18+1reb+3ast, E.Murphy 13+3reb, R.Travis 13+7reb+2ast, F.Ntilikina 7+5reb+2ast, M.Jaiteh 6+4reb, A.Slaughter 6+1reb+2ast
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: J.Cox 16+3reb+3ast, A.Koffi 14+3reb+2ast, T.Dean 13+9reb+2ast, A.Robinson 11+5reb, D.Cooper 10+4reb+5ast, D.Agbelese 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 547496





Recap of ProB Round 1 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Boulazac - Le Havre 65-67

Le Havre upset Boulazac on the road to surge ahead in the series. Boulazac Basket was trailing by 9 points at halftime but managed to get 5-point lead after three quarters before a 22-15 charge of STB Le Havre, which allowed them to win the game. They made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. American guard Bernard King (196-81, college: Texas A&M) stepped up and scored 26 points for the winners and Nigerian power forward Dinma Odiakosa (203-85, college: Illinois St., agency: Inception Sports) chipped in 10 points and 7 rebounds. At the losing side American-Jamaican guard TJ Sapp (190-92, college: Murray St., agency: Duran International) responded with 12 points and 4 assists and American power forward Jarvis Williams (198-93, college: Murray St.) scored 10 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Le Havre: B.King 26+4reb+1ast, D.Odiakosa 10+7reb+1ast, F.Paschal 10+3reb, Y.Morin 8+10reb, J.Greene 8+5reb+1ast, R.Martin 3+3reb
Boulazac: T.Sapp 12+4reb+4ast, J.Williams 10+7reb+1ast, A.Tanghe 9+6reb, M.Zianveni 7+7reb+1ast, J.Sanchez 6+2reb+2ast, T.Gipson 5+3reb
gschID: 547306


Lille - Evreux 78-82

Evreux secured the winning start to their playoff campaign. Lille Metropole was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. American guard Caleb Walker (194-89, college: Nebraska) fired 24 points and 4 assists (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners. His fellow American import point guard Corin Henry (178-88, college: Tarleton St., agency: Octagon Europe) chipped in 14 points and 6 assists. Four ALM Evreux players scored in double figures. Naturalized Burkinabe Jean-Victor Traore (204-85) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds and Bulgarian Pavel Marinov (199-88, agency: Interperformances) added 19 points and 6 assists respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
Evreux: C.Walker 24+4reb+4ast, L.Kante 16+3reb+1ast, C.Henry 14+4reb+6ast, A.Anagonye 11+5reb, S.Mekdad 7+2ast, B.Pinault 5+3reb+2ast
Lille: J.Traore 20+12reb+3ast, P.Marinov 19+3reb+6ast, L.Asceric 15+2reb+2ast, D.Jones 8+5reb+2ast, P.Duwiquet 6+3reb+2ast, J.MBida 4+4reb+2ast
gschID: 547305


Charleville - Nantes 78-88

Nantes outgunned Charleville to take 1-0 lead in the series. The game was mostly controlled by Nantes. Charleville-Mezieres was better in fourth quarter 32-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Nantes had a 37-23 advantage in offensive rebounds. Charleville-Mezieres was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Kwamain Mitchell (178-89, college: St.Louis) who helped to win the game recording 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Swingman Vafessa Fofana (198-92) contributed with 14 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized Ivorian center Mohamed Kone (211-81, college: Valparaiso) answered with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists and American Wilbert Brown (200-84, college: Niagara) added 28 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Charleville-Mezieres. Five Nantes and four Charleville-Mezieres players scored in double figures. Charleville-Mezieres' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Nantes: V.Bigote 19+2reb+3ast, K.Mitchell 15+8reb+4ast, C.McKnight 14+5reb, V.Fofana 14+9reb+2ast, L.Ekperigin 14+9reb+1ast, R.Kuksiks 7+4reb+2ast
Charleville: W.Brown 28+7reb, M.Kone 16+16reb+4ast, W.Mensah 11+1reb+6ast, D.Bouquet 10+1reb+2ast, L.Dussoulier 9+1reb, J.Fouse 4+6reb+3ast
gschID: 547300


Provence Basket - Roanne 79-65

Provence Basket held off Roanne to secure 1-0 lead in the series. It was a great shooting night for Provence Basket especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.6 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. American swingman Aaron Broussard (195-90, college: Seattle) nailed 12 points and 4 assists for the winning side and his fellow American import center Brad Waldow (208-91, college: St.Mary's, CA) accounted for 11 points and 6 rebounds. Provence Basket's coach Remi Giutta allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Bill Clark (196-88, college: Duquesne) came up with 14 points and 9 rebounds and Clement Cavallo (200-90) added 14 points and 6 assists respectively for Chorale de Roanne in the defeat.
Top scorers:
Provence Basket: D.Obasohan 14+1ast, R.Desroses 12+1reb+3ast, A.Broussard 12+4reb+4ast, B.Waldow 11+6reb+2ast, X.Gaillou 9+3reb+3ast, M.Dia 9+2reb+1ast
Roanne: A.Rozenfeld 14+1reb+3ast, C.Cavallo 14+2reb+6ast, B.Clark 14+9reb, J.Burton 9+7reb, A.Gavrilovic 5+2reb, M.Nuutinen 5+4reb
gschID: 547299





NM1 Round 1 of Finals. Quimper grab the lead - by Eurobasket News

Quimper - Souffel 76-60

Quimper defeated Souffel to take 1-0 lead in the championship series. The hosts trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 48-27 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Quimper UJAP looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. 27 personal fouls committed by Souffelweyersheim helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Dwight Burke (202-86, college: Marquette) who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 8 rebounds. Ukrainian forward Vyacheslav Bobrov (201-92) contributed with 14 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks for the winners. Burke is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Quimper UJAP's coach Laurent Foirest used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Senegalese forward Elson Mendy (200-85) answered with 18 points and 6 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and DR Congolese-Belgian power forward Ruphin Kayembe (200-92) added 6 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Souffelweyersheim.
Top scorers:
Quimper: D.Burke 15+8reb+1ast, V.Bobrov 14+5reb+5ast, K.Mondesir 12+5reb+1ast, F.Herard 10+2ast, J.Bluntt 9+2reb+1ast, R.Temgoua 9+4reb+2ast
Souffel: E.Mendy 18+6reb+1ast, V.Correia 14+2ast, F.Harris 8+1reb+4ast, F.Minet 6+2reb+6ast, R.Kayembe 6+11reb, G.Staniulis 4+7reb
gschID: 547313





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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, Ratiopharm17.8 
 3. English, Fraport .17.6 
 4. Paulding, EWE B.16.3 
 5. Mayo, Telekom Bsk15.8 
 6. Babb, Ratiopharm15.7 
 7. Kikanovic, ALBA15.5 
 8. Odum, Wuerzburg15.3 
 9. Lewis, Bayreuth15.3 
 10. Jenkins, Jena15.1 
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. Morgan, Ratiopharm6.8 
 6. Cooley, Ludwigsb.6.8 
 7. Searcy, Vechta6.7 
 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.6.8 
 4. Odum, Wuerzburg5.7 
 5. Hobbs, Ratiopharm5.6 
 6. Mayo, Telekom Bsk5.1 
 7. Sanders, Goettingen5.0 
 8. Siva, ALBA4.8 
 9. Hammonds, Ludwigsb.4.7 
 10. Ruoff, Goettingen4.7 
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. Anderson, Bayreuth1.5 
 10. Bowlin, Giessen 46ers1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Geoffrey GROSELLE
  Braunsch.
  (212-C-93)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Groselle, Braunsch.1.2 
 2. Theis, Brose Bask.1.2 
 3. Kleber, B.Muenchen1.2 
 4. Gamble, Telekom .1.2 
 5. Lane, Wuerzburg1.0 
 6. Gaffney, ALBA1.0 
 7. Austin, Bremerha.0.9 
 8. Qvale, EWE Baskets0.9 
 9. Elliott, Bremerhaven0.8 
 10. Ohlbrecht, Ratio.0.8 


The MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg Keep David Mccray Until 2019 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Even if David McCray (187-G-86) has played for BBL teams like BG Karlsruhe, Telekom Baskets Bonn and the Artland Dragons, he will most likely always call Ludwigsburg his second home as he will continue to play there as the team extended his contract until 2019. He played there from 2007-2012 and returned back in 2015 and has showed the last years to be a solid role player for head coach John Patrick. Last season he played 35 BBL games averaging 3,7ppg, 1,1rpg and 1,2 apg. In the Championsleague he played 19 games averaging 3,0ppg and 1,2apg. "I am happy to remain in Ludwigsburg. I will do all I can so we will be able to make the next step and be even more successful", stressed David McCray.

Source:MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg




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  GREECE  


Aris reportedly agreed on terms of contract with coach Panagiotis Giannakis - by Eurobasket News

Aris Thessaloniki (A1) is close to hire experienced 58-year old Greek coach Panagiotis Giannakis who coached last time at Limoges in France.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Giannakis' team won French Supercup in 2013. He was selected to Greek League All-Star Game back in 2008.
Giannakis was coaching Greek Senior National Team between 1996 and 2008.
He has coached previously Panionios.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Perperoglou may be back at Panathinaikos - by Eurobasket News

Panathinaikos Athens (A1) is about to agree terms with 33-year old Greek international small forward Stratos Perperoglou (203-104kg-84) who currently played at FC Barcelona Lassa in Spain. It will actually be his comeback to Athens as he has played here before. In 28 Liga Endesa games he had 7.8ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.2apg this season. The last season Perperoglou played also at FC Barcelona (also in Liga Endesa) in Spanish where in 43 games he recorded 7.1ppg and 2.4rpg. He helped them to win the Supercup and make to league final. Perperoglou also played 29 games in Euroleague where he averaged 8.3ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.1apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Perperoglou was voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League 1st Team in 2015.
He has been also a member of Greek international program for some years. Perperoglou has regularly played for Greek senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team in 2004.
He represented Greece at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 1.5ppg.
Perperoglou has played also professionally in Italy, Greece (Olympiacos, Panionios and Ilysiakos) and Turkey (Anadolu Efes).
On Perperoglou: Very talented forward with great confidence in his game. Clutch player. Will take the big shot Very good shooter who can put the ball on the floor with ease Very good court vision.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HUNGARY  


A Division Round 2 of Semifinals. Wins for Falco KC and Alba - by Eurobasket News

Kormend - Falco KC 78-81

Falco KC upset Kormend on the road to take 2-0 lead in the series. Kormend was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 6-point lead after three quarters before a 23-14 charge of Falco KC, which allowed them to win the game. Belarusian-Russian Aliaksandr Pustahvar (202-85) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 8 rebounds. American point guard Darrin Govens (185-88, college: St.Joseph's) contributed with 16 points and 8 assists for the winners. American-Liberian guard Lasan Kromah (198-91, college: Connecticut) replied with 21 points and American guard Lenzelle Smith-Jr (193-91, college: Ohio St.) added 16 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Kormend. Four Kormend players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Kormend: L.Kromah 21+4reb+3ast, L.Smith Jr. 16+9reb+3ast, S.Gibbs 14+3reb+3ast, T.Allen 14+6reb+1ast, P.Petty 7+3reb+2ast, C.Ferencz 6+5reb
Falco KC: A.Pustahvar 20+8reb, D.Govens 16+1reb+8ast, L.Medford 16+4reb+3ast, N.Toth 8+4reb+1ast, B.Varadi 8+4reb+3ast, D.Barham 7+8reb+2ast
gschID: 547340


ZTE KK - Alba 85-94

Alba overcame ZTE KK away from home to even the series at 1-1. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But ZTE KK won third quarter 22-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The former international power forward Peter Lorant (206-85, agency: Octagon Europe) had a double-double by scoring 19 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American forward Winston Shepard (203-93, college: San Diego St., agency: Diamond Sports) chipped in 16 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. American-Puerto Rican point guard Emanuel Ubilla (188-86, college: Fair Dickinson, agency: Court Side) responded with 23 points and 9 assists (was perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line !!!) and Lithuanian center Adomas Drungilas (203-90) scored 14 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Four Alba and five ZTE KK players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
ZTE KK: E.Ubilla 23+2reb+9ast, A.Drungilas 14+8reb+2ast, J.Norfleet 13+6reb+1ast, Z.Szabo 12+5reb, S.Benke 10+3reb+2ast, M.Mohacsi 7+6reb+1ast
Alba: P.Lorant 19+13reb+5ast, W.Shepard 16+11reb+2ast, A.Mohammed 14+2reb+1ast, B.Taylor 13+2reb+4ast, A.Keller 12+5reb, J.Farr 11+5reb
gschID: 547339





Andreas Wagner is the new head coach for Szolnok - by Adam Patonay

Szolnoki Olajbanyaszj KK couldn't make the final four in hungarian league after long years and the president of the club decided to make serious changes. After he named former player legend of the club Marton Bader as sport director today the club signed a one-year contract with german coach Andreas Wagner .
Wagner worked for Bayer Munchen as an assistant coach from 2012 to 2015 and reached to qualify to Bundesliga from Pro A with SC Rasta Vechta in 2015/16. The 41 years old coach will work together with David Vojvoda and Adam Toth in the following season and they added Peter Kovacs and Laszlo Polyak to their hungarian roster as well.



Zoltan Supola extended for 2 more seasons with PVSK - by Tamas Deri

The 190 cm tall hungarian guard played his first season with PVSK Pannonpower Pecs after spending 3 seasons in a row with Alba Fehervar, where he started his carreer before moving to the United Kingdom and playing 4 seasons abroad.
Zoltan Supola (190-G-88, agency: HMS) was a key player of head coach Ferenc Csirke's team and one of the best scorers averaging 11.5 points wile shooting with 56.1% the 2pt's and phantastic 46.5% the 3pt's in 36 games of the Hungarian League. He also added 3.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 0.6 steals per game in 27.1 minutes on the court.
The former National Team player played also in the Hungarian All-Star Game.



Andras Rujak agreed with ASE for the next season - by Tamas Deri

The management of Atomeromu SE Paks published yesterday, that they agreed with hungarian NT guard, Andras Rujak (189-G-88, agency: HMS) for the coming season.
The 189 cm tall guard spent the last 4 seasons with Sopron KC after playing 3 seasons in a row for EGIS Kormend and spending some seasons with PVSK and Enternet-NTE Hegyvidek in the Hugarian Top Division.
Rujak had a solid season not reaching the playoffs with his team, however averaging 8.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 34 games of the Hungarian League. In 6 games of the FIBA Europe Cup he added 3.5 points, 2.8 assists and 2.8 rebounds in 27.3 minutes on the court.
During the summer he will prepare with the Hungarian National Team and in September attend the European Championship in Cluj Napoca, Romania.



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  INDIA  


Dermaine Crockrell (ex Punjab S.) is a newcomer at Fast Break - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted Fast Break (Liga DirecTV) added to their roster 28-year old American guard Dermaine Crockrell (185-89, college: Bemidji State). He moved there from Punjab Steelers in Indian UBA League where he started the season. In 8 games he recorded very impressive stats: 44.3ppg, 8.3rpg, 5.4apg and 3.4spg this season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was voted to Indian UBA All-Star Game.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Crockrell played in the final of NSIC Tournament in 2013. He was also voted All-NSIC 2nd Team back in 2013 at his college time.
Crockrell is a very experienced player.
He graduated from Bemidji State in 2013 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.16.7 
 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 Holon8.5 
 4. Adrien, Bnei H.8.0 
 5. Howell, Hapoel T-A7.8 
 6. Cohen, Maccabi .7.7 
 7. Griffin, Galil Gilboa7.1 
 8. Carmichael, Maccabi .7.1 
 9. Iverson, Maccabi .7.0 
 10. Kitchen, Ironi N.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Gregory VARGAS
  Maccabi .
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.7
 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. Selby, Maccabi K/G4.4 
 10. Limonad, Hapoel T.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Joaquin SHUCHMAN
  Galil G.
  (191-G-95)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Shuchman, Galil G.2.1 
 2. Long, Maccabi .2.0 
 3. Vargas, Maccabi .1.9 
 4. Henry, Hapoel Eilat1.8 
 5. Carter, Maccabi .1.8 
 6. Kinsey, Hapoel J-M1.8 
 7. DiBartolomeo, Maccabi .1.7 
 8. Taylor, Maccabi .1.7 
 9. Dennis, Bnei H.1.7 
 10. Howell, Hapoel T-A1.7 
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 


Maccabi Kiryat Motzkin signs Lior Segev - by Netanel Dahan

Maccabi Kiryat Motzkin (Artzit) signed experienced 34-year old point guard Lior Segev (180-83, agency: Gross Zeev ISA). He played last season at Ironi Kiryat Ata in the National League. In 23 games he had 5.9ppg, 1.9rpg, 3.2apg and 1.4spg. Artzit will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Segev helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Israeli National League Guard of the Year in 2015.
Segev was a member of Israeli U20 National Team back in 2001.
He has spent his entire career in Israel playing for seven other teams: Galil Gilboa, Hapoel Holon, GreenTops Netanya, Ironi Nahariya, Maccabi Haifa, Elitzur Ramla and Ironi Nahariya.



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  ITALY  

Stats Leaders - SerieA

Points Per Game
 Marcus LANDRY
  Brescia
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Landry, Brescia19.6 
 2. Sosa, JuveCaserta19.3 
 3. Jones, VL Pesaro19.2 
 4. Johnson, AV Cantu19.0 
 5. MBaye, Enel B.17.7 
 6. Ragland, Scandone.17.7 
 7. Johnson, Openjobm.17.6 
 8. Aradori, Grissin .15.9 
 9. Holloway, Vanoli C.15.5 
 10. White, Auxilium TO15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 O.D. ANOSIKE
  Openjobm.
  (203-F/C-91)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Anosike, Openjobm.11.1 
 2. Jones, VL Pesaro10.1 
 3. Watt, JuveCaserta9.0 
 4. Washington, Auxilium.8.6 
 5. White, Auxilium TO8.0 
 6. Fesenko, Scandone.7.4 
 7. Johnson, AV Cantu7.2 
 8. Nnoko, VL Pesaro7.1 
 9. Lawal, Banco d.7.0 
 10. Thomas, Vanoli CR7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Luca VITALI
  Brescia
  (201-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Vitali, Brescia7.1 
 2. Sosa, JuveCaserta5.9 
 3. Wright, Auxilium.5.5 
 4. Maynor, Openjobm.5.5 
 5. Moore, The F.5.4 
 6. Dowdell, AV Cantu5.4 
 7. Ragland, Scandone.5.3 
 8. Craft, Dolomiti.4.7 
 9. Holloway, Vanoli C.4.4 
 10. Green, Scandone AV4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Aaron CRAFT
  Dolomiti.
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Craft, Dolomiti.2.2 
 2. Sutton, Dolomiti.1.9 
 3. Green, Scandone AV1.8 
 4. Moss, Brescia1.7 
 5. Jones, VL Pesaro1.5 
 6. Forray, Dolomiti.1.5 
 7. Lighty, Dolomiti.1.5 
 8. Needham, Grissin .1.5 
 9. Goss, Enel Brindisi1.5 
 10. Bostic, JuveCaserta1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Norvel PELLE
  Openjobm.
  (208-F-93)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Pelle, Openjobm.2.1 
 2. Cervi, Grissin .1.9 
 3. Watt, JuveCaserta1.8 
 4. Johnson, AV Cantu1.4 
 5. Putney, JuveCaserta1.2 
 6. Lawal, Banco d.1.2 
 7. Biligha, Vanoli CR1.1 
 8. Berggren, Brescia1.1 
 9. Thomas, Vanoli CR1.1 
 10. Carter, Enel Brindisi1.0 


Openjobmetis VA welcomes back Okoye - by Eurobasket News

Openjobmetis Varese (Serie A) inked 26-year old Nigerian swingman Stan Okoye (198-93kg-91, college: VMI). It is actually his comeback to Openjobmetis VA as he has played here before. Okoye He moved there from GSA Amici Pallacanestro Udine, the newcomer in Serie A2 where he played this season. In 30 games he averaged impressive 17.5ppg, 8.1rpg, 1.6apg and 1.8spg. Okoye ended the last season at Lighthouse. In 15 Serie A games he had 10.9ppg, 7.3rpg and 1.0spg. But the most of that year he spent at Bawer Olimpia Matera (Serie A2). In 19 games he recorded very remarkable stats: 16.8ppg, 7.1rpg and 1.6apg.
Among other achievements Okoye's team was regular season runner-up in Big South Conference North Division in 2013. He received also All-Big South Conf. Player of the Year award and NABC Division I All-District 3 1st Team award back in 2013 at his college time.
Okoye represented Nigeria at the Afrobasket Championships in Abidjan seventeen years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 12.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 56.8%, 3PT: 39.3%, FT-3 (84.6%).
Okoye has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Okoye has played previously professionally in Australia (Redbacks), Greece (AE Ikaros Kallitheas) and Israel (GreenTops Netanya).
He attended Virginia Military Institute until 2013 and it is his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Serie A Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Wins for Avellino and Trento - by Eurobasket News

Umana VE - Scandone AV 73-80

Scandone Avellino edged Umana Venezia on the road to take 1-0 lead in the series. Umana Venezia was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Liberian point guard Joe Ragland (182-89, college: Wichita St.) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 7 assists. American guard Levi Randolph (196-92, college: Alabama) contributed with 13 points for the winners. Croatian forward Hrvoje Peric (203-85) answered with 18 points and 5 rebounds and American-Georgian point guard Marquez Haynes (191-86, college: Texas Arlington) added 8 points and 6 assists in the effort for Umana Venezia. Umana Venezia's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Umana VE: H.Peric 18+5reb+2ast, S.Tonut 11+3reb+1ast, T.McGee 10+2reb+3ast, M.Haynes 8+1reb+6ast, M.Bramos 8+1reb+3ast, M.Ejim 6+3reb+1ast
Scandone AV: J.Ragland 20+3reb+7ast, L.Randolph 13+3reb+2ast, K.Fesenko 9+6reb+1ast, D.Logan 9+1reb+1ast, A.Zerini 8+1reb, A.Thomas 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 547153


EA7 Armani - Dolomiti En. TR 66-76

Dolomiti Trento outgunned EA7 Armani in Milan to surge ahead in the series. The guests trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 38-25 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Dolomiti En. TR forced 21 Armani Milano turnovers. American forward Dustin Hogue (198-92, college: Iowa St.) fired 23 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Cape Verdean-Portuguese Joao Gomes (201-85) chipped in 13 points and 8 rebounds. Five Dolomiti En. TR players scored in double figures. American center Kaleb Tarczewski (213-93, college: Arizona) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds and American-Georgian guard Richard Hickman (189-85, college: NC-Greensboro) added 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
EA7 Armani: K.Tarczewski 15+11reb, K.Simon 12+4reb+4ast, R.Hickman 11+5reb+4ast, R.Sanders 8+1reb, J.McLean 6+4reb, M.Macvan 5+3reb+1ast
Dolomiti En. TR: D.Hogue 23+7reb+3ast, J.Gomes 13+8reb, S.Shields 12+6reb+1ast, D.Sutton 10+4reb, D.Flaccadori 10+3reb+4ast, A.Craft 4+3reb+3ast
gschID: 547152





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  JAPAN  

Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague

Points Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F-85)
  Avg: 26.6
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba BT26.6 
 2. Gardner, Niigata .21.9 
 3. Mavunga, Shiga L.19.5 
 4. Chapman, Niigata .18.9 
 5. Childress, San-en18.9 
 6. Garrett, Toyota A.18.3 
 7. Stone, Chiba Jets17.9 
 8. White, Sendai17.7 
 9. Rossiter, Tochigi .17.1 
 10. Kanamaru, SeaHo.16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ROSSITER
  Tochigi .
  (204-F/C-89)
  Avg: 13
 1. Rossiter, Tochigi .13.0 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT12.6 
 3. Harrellson, Osaka E.11.6 
 4. Butts, SeaHorses11.5 
 5. Willard, Toyama G.9.7 
 6. Childress, San-en9.5 
 7. Sacre, Hitachi SR8.8 
 8. Mangano, Sendai8.8 
 9. Gardner, Niigata .8.8 
 10. Parker, Chiba Jets8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Naoki UTO
  Toyama G.
  (188-F-91)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Uto, Toyama G.4.3 
 2. Namizato, Shiga L.4.2 
 3. Garrett, Toyota A.4.0 
 4. Togashi, Chiba Jets4.0 
 5. Sakuragi, SeaHorses4.0 
 6. Suzuki, San-en3.9 
 7. Igarashi, Niigata .3.7 
 8. Mavunga, Shiga L.3.5 
 9. Tabuse, Tochigi .3.4 
 10. Hiejima, SeaHorses3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Kenta HIROSE
  Hitachi SR
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Hirose, Hitachi SR2.0 
 2. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.7 
 3. Vendrame, Hitac.1.6 
 4. Parker, Chiba Jets1.6 
 5. Palmer, Akita NH1.6 
 6. Hatakeyama, Niigata .1.5 
 7. Garrett, Toyota A.1.5 
 8. Rossiter, Tochigi .1.5 
 9. Tanaka, Toyota A.1.5 
 10. Gibbs, Tochigi Brex1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Josh HARRELLSON
  Osaka E.
  (208-F-89)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Harrellson, Osaka E.1.9 
 2. Parker, Chiba Jets1.8 
 3. Miller, Hokkaido L.1.7 
 4. Chapman, Niigata .1.7 
 5. Armstrong, Chiba J.1.4 
 6. Bachynski, Hokkaido.1.3 
 7. Edwards, SeaHorses1.2 
 8. Childress, San-en1.2 
 9. Pittman, Toyama G.1.1 


Brex claim first B. League title - by Eurobasket News

An exciting new era for pro basketball in Japan produced an appropriate final chapter to close out its inaugural season on Saturday afternoon. The first B. League Championship final delivered a tight duel between the Kawasaki Brave Thunders, last season's NBL champion, and the Tochigi Brex. Over the final several minutes, the second-seeded Brex were the better team, more efficient and more consistent, which led to their 85-79 victory at Yoyogi National Gymnasium before an announced crowd of 10,144. Hustle, hard work and few costly miscues were all hallmarks of Tochigi's run to the title, including in the championship finale, a game that featured no double-digit leads, but had 14 lead changes, nine ties and 94 points in the paint (52 for Kawasaki). Brex players celebrated on the court seconds after the game ended, with captain Yuta Tabuse (173-G-80, college: BYU-Hawaii) and Ryan Rossiter (204-F/C-89, college: Siena) embracing strongly. Indeed, it was symbolic of the special bond that defines their team. The glitter and glamour of the trophy presentation capped the TV spectacle. By contrast, the defining trademark of Tochigi's season is a grind-it-out work ethic. The Brex outrebounded the Brave Thunders 44-32. Jeffrey Gibbs (188-F-80, college: Otterbein) scored a game-high 25 points, 16 coming in the fourth quarter, and pulled down nine rebounds in 25-plus minutes. Rossiter finished with 12 points, 16 rebounds and eight assists in an understated master class. Tabuse added nine points and five assists. 'It's a great team to be a part of,' Gibbs said in a post-game news conference. 'I'm happy to be a part of this team.' Brex forward Takatoshi Furukawa (190-G/F-87), who turns 30 in October, was selected as the B. League Championship final MVP. He scored 21 points on 9-for-15 shooting, including 3 of 6 on 3-pointers. 'I couldn't have won (the MVP) on my own,' said Furukawa, who averaged 11. 1 points per game during the regular season. 'My teammates and all the people that were involved in this team helped us win the championship.' Said Tabuse: 'First off, I would like to express my respect for Kawasaki for having displayed battles through the quarterfinals, semifinals and this game. 'We have always played with the entire team, so I just trusted my teammates and tried to play along with our Brex fans.' The first Japanese to play in the NBA then paid tribute to his entire organization. 'We owe all of our teammates, staff, front office, Brexie (cheerleaders) and more than anyone, our fans,' the former Phoenix Sun said. 'Without (our fans), we would not be standing here right now, so we really appreciate them.' Reflecting on the team's championship journey, Tabuse had this to say: 'We have accumulated things and were able to capture the title today. I felt things paid off for us. 'This is a championship that we won with the whole team. Like everybody on this team says, none of us say selfish things. We've tried to play as a team and as the season wore on, we got even better and it came out as a good result through this final today.' For top-seeded Kawasaki, Nick Fazekas (211-F-85, college: Nevada) went 5 of 19 from the field but scored 23 points, including 13 of 13 at the foul line, and pulled down 11 rebounds. Ryan Spangler (203-F-91, college: Oklahoma) had 14 points and Ryusei Shinoyama 13. Naoto Tsuji, who was 1-for-7 on 3s, had nine points and a team-high four assists, while Mamadou Diouf (197-G/F-77, college: Delaware) scored eight points. The Brex (51-15 including the playoffs) also captured the 2009-10 JBL title under veteran bench boss Tom Wisman during his first stint at the helm. Wisman expressed after the game the pride that he has in his team, calling his players 'all heart.' He noted the hard road the team took to reach the final - beating the Chiba Jets, who were 44-16 in the regular season, in the quarterfinals, then ousting the SeaHorses Mikawa, who were 46-14, in the semifinals - and 'to beat a team as good as Kawasaki today in the final makes me the proudest coach in Japan.' He labeled his players 'champions' after their gritty performance, which including holding the league's No. 1 offense to 2-for-13 shooting from beyond the arc and 44.6 percent overall. The Brave Thunders, last season's NBL champions, finished with a 53-13 record. Teamwork defines Tochigi success. Case in point: Gibbs missed a 3-pointer with about 7 minutes left in the game. Rossiter corralled the offensive rebound and scored on the putback, but more importantly gave his team its first lead of the fourth quarter, 68-67. 'Everybody buys in,' Rossiter, a Siena (New York) College alum, said. 'Everybody does their job.' He added: 'Today's a perfect example. We didn't care about individual stats.' Fazekas made two free throws to put Kawasaki back ahead with 6:33 left, with Rossiter picking up his fourth foul on the play. But the Brex never backed down. Gibbs, an energetic force at age 36, was relentless inside. On one rapid sequence, his layup was blocked. He scooped up the loose ball and took a second shot. He missed. He grabbed the rebound and made a putback to it tie it at 74-74. 'I do everything I can to help the team out,' Gibbs said, specifically stating that it's his 'job down low to help the team there.' Spangler made the first of two foul shots with 4:02 to play, making it a tie game (75-75) again. In a scramble for the ball, Fazekas was called for an unsportsmanlike foul with 3:55 left. He and Gibbs were competing near halfcourt, Gibbs going for the steal. Gibbs made 1 of 2 free throws, but the Brex didn't score on their possession that followed the penalty. Fazekas did, however, at the other end, putting Kawasaki ahead 77-76. For the Brex, consecutive inside baskets by Gibbs turned their tiny deficit into an 80-77 lead. Spangler followed with two foul shots with 2:02 remaining. After both teams missed shots, Furukawa buried a pull-up jumper from near the free-throw line. Kawasaki had a costly turnover on its next possession. Tabuse delivered a perfect pass to Gibbs, who scored a layup and sealed the win. Yusuke Endo (185-G-89) accounted for the game's final point, making the first of two free throws with 27.6 seconds left. Kawasaki missed a pair of long jumpers on its final two shots. 'The game could've gone either way until the very end, but quality of some plays made the difference,' Kawasaki coach Takuya Kita said. 'But our players were able to play in front of this big crowd and played to their best. 'It's all on me for our loss. I feel responsible for letting them feel disappointed. But they did their best to promote the B. League.' Shinoyama relished the experience of pro basketball's grand arrival on the national stage on Saturday. 'First off, I enjoyed the mood in the final, starting with the pre-game entertainment,' Shinoyama said. 'Having played basketball as much as I have, I'd never thought a day like this would come. 'But in the end, play quality on each play made the difference. I have an impression that Tochigi was better in terms of that.' He went on: 'Through today's game, it was like Tabuse sent me a message that I still have a long way to go. Moving forward, I would like to be a point guard like him who has a lot of leadership and can raise the level of his team when it matters most.' Early in the third quarter, Diouf brought the Brave Thunders within 49-48 on a pair of free throws. A Shinoyama jumper put them in front 52-51, with two Fazekas foul shots increasing the lead to 54-51 with 4:48 left in the period. Spangler converted an old-fashioned three-point play with 6.3 seconds left in the third quarter. That gave the Brave Thunders a 63-61 lead. Kawasaki won the opening tip and Shinoyama scored the game's first basket on a layup, but missed a chance for a three-point play by misfiring at the charity stripe. Furukawa canned a 3 from the left wing for Tochigi's first bucket of the contest. Spangler answered with a strong move inside as the Central Division champion Brave Thunders retook the lead (4-3). It was a wide-open quarter, a spirited duel at both ends of the court. Tsuji drove inside for a layup and gave the Brave Thunders an 11-9 lead. Moments later, Tabuse penetrated through the lane, jumped and banked in a layup, putting the Brex in front 13-11. With 3:27 left in the back-and-forth opening stanza, Tabuse went to the free-throw line for two shots. He sank the first attempting, pulling the Brex within 17-16. Coming off a pick set by Rossiter, Naoya Kumagae (194-F-90) made a spot-up jumper as Tochigi took an 18-17 lead. Tsuji then buried a jumper in the lane as the Brave Thunders snatched the lead right back. Tochgi swingman Yutaro Suda's 3-pointer tied it at 21-21 in the closing seconds of the first quarter. About midway through the second quarter, Furukawa's runner in the lane ricocheted off the backboard and sailed through the net. That gave the Brex a 32-27 lead. Furukawa punched his chest with a celebratory fervor after nailing the shot. After an official timeout, Tabuse tossed a high lob that Gibbs pulled down like a wide receiver hauling in a touchdown reception in the end zone and converted into a layup, extending the advantage to 34-27. Trailing 40-33, the Brave Thunders called a timeout with 1:21 to play in the half. Fazekas, who led the league in scoring during the regular season (27.1 ppg), made two free throws with 15.9 seconds to play in the half to cut it to 43-37. Furukawa scored 10 of his 13 first-half points in the second period. Rossiter's strong all-around play produced eight points, 10 rebounds and four assists before halftime.
Courtesy of: japantimes.co.jp



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  LITHUANIA  


Szczecin signs coach Mindaugas Budzinauskas - by Greg

King Szczecin (PLK) signed 44-year old Lithuanian coach Mindaugas Budzinauskas. He moved there from Polpharma (PLK) where he played this season and made it to PLK quarterfinals.
Budzinauskas has coached also professionally in Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Ukraine and Lithuania (Lietkabelis, Silute and Statyba).

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  MEXICO  

CIBACOPA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Travis FRANKLIN
  Guasave
  (200-F-88)
  Avg: 25.8
 1. Franklin, Guasave25.8 
 2. Yeager, Guasave25.7 
 3. Forte, Los Mochis25.4 
 4. Rice-Jr, Obregon23.1 
 5. Samarco, Durango21.8 
 6. Crawford, Culiacan21.8 
 7. Spurlock, Hermosillo21.2 
 8. Glover, Obregon21.2 
 9. Mitchell, Navolato20.6 
 10. Rogers, Navolato20.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cameron FORTE
  Los Mochis
  (201-F-93)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Forte, Los Mochis12.2 
 2. Glover, Obregon10.6 
 3. Ammons, Navolato10.2 
 4. Gibson, Tijuana9.2 
 5. Little, Hermosillo8.9 
 6. Puckett, Culiacan8.7 
 7. West, Guaymas8.6 
 8. Murphy, Los Mochis7.9 
 9. Rice-Jr, Obregon7.4 
 10. Spurlock, Hermosillo7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jordon CRAWFORD
  Durango
  (168-PG-)
  Avg: 6
 1. Crawford, Durango6.0 
 2. Mitchell, Navolato5.9 
 3. Yeager, Guasave5.2 
 4. Rice-Jr, Obregon5.2 
 5. Monreal, Hermosillo5.2 
 6. Crawford, Culiacan5.0 
 7. Perez, Hermosillo5.0 
 8. Morrison, Tijuana4.7 
 9. Murphy, Los Mochis4.7 
 10. Marigney, Guaymas4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Jeff EARLY
  Los Mochis
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Early, Los Mochis2.5 
 2. Murphy, Los Mochis2.2 
 3. Rice-Jr, Obregon2.1 
 4. Crawford, Durango1.6 
 5. Motley, Los Mochis1.5 
 6. Morrison, Tijuana1.5 
 7. Casillas, Mazatlan1.4 
 8. Crawford, Culiacan1.4 
 9. Maxwell, Culiacan1.3 
 10. Newby, Los Mochis1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane HEYWARD
  Guaymas
  (200-F-92)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Heyward, Guaymas2.1 
 2. West, Guaymas1.6 
 3. Pittman, Guasave1.3 
 4. Ammons, Navolato1.2 
 5. Lathan, Tijuana1.0 
 6. Puckett, Culiacan1.0 
 7. Maxwell, Culiacan1.0 
 8. Gibson, Tijuana0.9 
 9. Smith, Durango0.9 
 10. Villanueva, Hermo.0.7 


CIBACOPA Round 35: Rayos de Hermosillo defeats Aguilas Doradas de Durango in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

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

Tenth-ranked Aguilas Doradas de Durango (9-24) gave a tough game to first ranked Rayos de Hermosillo (25-8) on Saturday. Rayos de Hermosillo managed to secure only two-point victory 96-94. However their fans expected much easier game. Aguilas Doradas de Durango was trailing by 5 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 20-16 charge of Rayos de Hermosillo, which allowed them to win the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a great evening for American forward Emmanuel Little (196-85, college: N.Dakota) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists. His fellow American import guard Anthlon Bell (190-93, college: Arkansas) helped adding 20 points. American point guard Jordon Crawford (168, college: Bowling Green) responded with 27 points. Rayos de Hermosillo have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 25-8 record. Aguilas Doradas de Durango lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with 24 games lost. Rayos de Hermosillo are looking forward to face Caballeros de Culiacan (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Aguilas Doradas de Durango will play against Pioneros Los Mochis and is hoping to prove to their supporters that they can break losing series.
Fifth-ranked Frayles de Guasave (17-17) gave a tough game to second ranked Halcones de Ciudad Obregon (23-11). Halcones de Ciudad Obregon managed to secure only two-point victory 121-119. However their fans expected easier game. It was an exceptional evening for American swingman Glen Rice-Jr (198-91, college: Georgia Tech) who led the winners and scored 32 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. Idris Alvarado accounted for 24 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). American forward Sammy Yeager (193-89, college: CS Fullerton) came up with 33 points (!!!), 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals for Frayles de Guasave in the defeat. Halcones de Ciudad Obregon have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 23-11 record having just one point less than leader Hermosillo. Frayles de Guasave at the other side keeps the fifth position with 17 games lost. Halcones de Ciudad Obregon will play against Ostioneros de Guaymas (#4) at home in the next round. Frayles de Guasave will play against Garra Canera de Navolato and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Tijuana Zonkeys (19-13) against ninth ranked Caballeros de Culiacan (13-21) on Saturday night. Host Tijuana Zonkeys were defeated by Caballeros de Culiacan in a tough game in Tijuana 90-94. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Tijuana Zonkeys. Americans were the main players on the court. The best player for the winners was Marcus Coleman who scored 31 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Richard Williams produced 31 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the hosts. Caballeros de Culiacan moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Navolato. Loser Tijuana Zonkeys keep the third position with 13 games lost. Caballeros de Culiacan will meet at home league's leader Rayos de Hermosillo in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Tijuana Zonkeys will play against Lobos UAD Mazatlan and hope to secure a win.
Ostioneros de Guaymas (#4) were upset in Guaymas by seventh ranked Lobos UAD Mazatlan 107-97. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Ostioneros de Guaymas. DJ White orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists. Defending champion (16-18) moved-up to sixth place. Ostioneros de Guaymas at the other side keep the fourth position with 16 games lost. Lobos UAD Mazatlan's next round opponent will be higher ranked Tijuana Zonkeys (#3) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ostioneros de Guaymas will play against the league's second-placed Halcones de Ciudad Obregon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Navolato was also quite interesting. 6th ranked Pioneros Los Mochis (15-19) played at the court of eighth ranked Garra Canera de Navolato (13-21). Garra Canera de Navolato managed to secure a 8-point victory 95-87 on Saturday. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. It was a great evening for Mychal Ammons who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 15 rebounds. Garra Canera de Navolato's coach used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Garra Canera de Navolato maintains eighth place with 13-21 record, which they share with Culiacan. Loser Pioneros Los Mochis dropped to the seventh position with 19 games lost. Garra Canera de Navolato will face higher ranked Frayles de Guasave (#5) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.

Tijuana - Culiacan 90-94

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Tijuana Zonkeys (19-13) against ninth ranked Caballeros de Culiacan (13-21) on Saturday night. Host Tijuana Zonkeys were defeated by Caballeros de Culiacan in a tough game in Tijuana 90-94. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Tijuana Zonkeys. The guests trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 45-37 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Caballeros de Culiacan looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Americans were the main players on the court. The best player for the winners was swingman Marcus Coleman (203-88, college: Wash.Adventist) who scored 31 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Guard Chris Crawford (193-92, college: Memphis, agency: Babcock Sports) chipped in 22 points and 9 rebounds. Point guard Richard Williams (178-87, college: San Diego St., agency: HMS) produced 31 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and power forward Cyrus Tate (203-85, college: Iowa) added 15 points and 12 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Caballeros de Culiacan moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Navolato. Loser Tijuana Zonkeys keep the third position with 13 games lost. Caballeros de Culiacan will meet at home league's leader Rayos de Hermosillo in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Tijuana Zonkeys will play against Lobos UAD Mazatlan and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Culiacan: M.Coleman 31+7reb+7ast, C.Crawford 22+9reb+3ast, G.Glaze 15+5reb+1ast, J.Gonzalez 12+3reb+4ast, B.Puckett 8+7reb+4ast, J.Villalobos 6+1reb+2ast
Tijuana: R.Williams 31+8reb+5ast, K.Rodriguez 18+3reb+3ast, C.Tate 15+12reb+2ast, M.Morrison 12+4reb+1ast, G.Smith 5+7reb+1ast, J.Zesati 5+1reb+4ast
gschID: 536448


Hermosillo - Durango 96-94

Tenth-ranked Aguilas Doradas de Durango (9-24) gave a tough game to first ranked Rayos de Hermosillo (25-8) on Saturday. Rayos de Hermosillo managed to secure only two-point victory 96-94. However their fans expected much easier game. Aguilas Doradas de Durango was trailing by 5 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 20-16 charge of Rayos de Hermosillo, which allowed them to win the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a great evening for American forward Emmanuel Little (196-85, college: N.Dakota) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists. His fellow American import guard Anthlon Bell (190-93, college: Arkansas) helped adding 20 points. Little is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American point guard Jordon Crawford (168, college: Bowling Green) responded with 27 points and naturalized American guard Martin Samarco (190-85, college: Bowling Green) scored 17 points and 5 rebounds. Five Rayos de Hermosillo and four Aguilas Doradas de Durango players scored in double figures. Rayos de Hermosillo have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 25-8 record. Aguilas Doradas de Durango lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with 24 games lost. Rayos de Hermosillo are looking forward to face Caballeros de Culiacan (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Aguilas Doradas de Durango will play against Pioneros Los Mochis and is hoping to prove to their supporters that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
Hermosillo: A.Bell 20+3reb+2ast, E.Little 19+10reb+9ast, J.Wilson 13+11reb, M.Henry 13+4reb+3ast, J.Manuel Esteva 12+1reb, J.Camacho 12+4reb+6ast
Durango: J.Crawford 27+2reb+3ast, M.Samarco 17+5reb+1ast, S.Soriano 15+3reb+2ast, A.Villanueva 13+5reb+2ast, R.Smith 9+10reb+2ast, R.Battle 8+2reb
gschID: 536449


Guaymas - Mazatlan 97-107

Ostioneros de Guaymas (#4) were upset in Guaymas by seventh ranked Lobos UAD Mazatlan 107-97. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Ostioneros de Guaymas. Ostioneros de Guaymas were ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 57-44 second half run of Lobos UAD Mazatlan. They made 22-of-26 charity shots (84.6 percent) during the game, while Ostioneros de Guaymas only scored six points from the stripe. They outrebounded Ostioneros de Guaymas 36-18 including 23 on the defensive glass. Lobos UAD Mazatlan players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. American DJ White (206-86, college: Indiana) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists. His fellow American import forward Omar Thomas (196-82, college: UTEP) contributed with 25 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) for the winners. Paul Reyes answered with 28 points and American-Bahrain swingman Rashad Woods (197-86, college: Kent St.) added 17 points and 4 assists in the effort for Ostioneros de Guaymas. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Defending champion (16-18) moved-up to sixth place. Ostioneros de Guaymas at the other side keep the fourth position with 16 games lost. Lobos UAD Mazatlan's next round opponent will be higher ranked Tijuana Zonkeys (#3) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ostioneros de Guaymas will play against the league's second-placed Halcones de Ciudad Obregon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Mazatlan: O.Thomas 25+6reb+5ast, D.White 24+13reb+6ast, P.Howard 20+4reb+5ast, S.Edwards 16+2reb+2ast, D.Onofre 11+6reb+2ast, J.Alfredo Casillas 5+4reb+5ast
Guaymas: P.Reyes 28+3ast, R.Woods 17+4reb+4ast, P.Marigney 14+1reb+8ast, C.Jones 13+3ast, J.Salcedo 10+3reb+1ast, B.West 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 536447


Obregon - Guasave 121-119

Fifth-ranked Frayles de Guasave (17-17) gave a tough game to second ranked Halcones de Ciudad Obregon (23-11). Halcones de Ciudad Obregon managed to secure only two-point victory 121-119. However their fans expected easier game. Halcones de Ciudad Obregon made 24-of-31 charity shots (77.4 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Frayles de Guasave was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was an exceptional evening for American swingman Glen Rice-Jr (198-91, college: Georgia Tech) who led the winners and scored 32 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. Forward Idris Alvarado (196-91) accounted for 24 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) for the winning side. Four Halcones de Ciudad Obregon players scored in double figures. American forward Sammy Yeager (193-89, college: CS Fullerton) came up with 33 points (!!!), 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals and Gary Mondragon (-91) added 32 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Frayles de Guasave in the defeat. Halcones de Ciudad Obregon have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 23-11 record having just one point less than leader Hermosillo. Frayles de Guasave at the other side keeps the fifth position with 17 games lost. Halcones de Ciudad Obregon will play against Ostioneros de Guaymas (#4) at home in the next round. Frayles de Guasave will play against Garra Canera de Navolato and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Obregon: G.Rice Jr. 32+9reb+7ast, M.Glover 25+9reb+1ast, I.Alvarado 24+6reb+5ast, L.Atterberry 23+6reb+1ast, K.Capers 9+2reb+5ast, R.Delgado 3+1ast
Guasave: S.Yeager 33+5reb+5ast, G.Mondragon 32+7reb, L.Davis 24+6reb+1ast, A.Cervantes 11+1ast, D.Keller 6+3reb+3ast, E.Pittman 5+6reb+1ast
gschID: 536451


Navolato - Los Mochis 95-87

The game in Navolato was also quite interesting. 6th ranked Pioneros Los Mochis (15-19) played at the court of eighth ranked Garra Canera de Navolato (13-21). Garra Canera de Navolato managed to secure a 8-point victory 95-87 on Saturday. Pioneros Los Mochis were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. It was a great evening for forward Mychal Ammons (198-92, college: S.Alabama) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 15 rebounds. Swingman Dwayne Mitchell (196-82, college: La-Lafayette) helped adding 21 points and 4 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Garra Canera de Navolato's coach used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Nick Murphy (193-88, college: Jacksonville St.) responded with 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and forward Terrance Motley (201-91, college: Sam Houston St.) scored 20 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Garra Canera de Navolato maintains eighth place with 13-21 record, which they share with Culiacan. Loser Pioneros Los Mochis dropped to the seventh position with 19 games lost. Garra Canera de Navolato will face higher ranked Frayles de Guasave (#5) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Navolato: D.Mitchell 21+3reb+4ast, M.Ammons 19+15reb+2ast, E. Zuniga 16+2reb+2ast, K.Rogers 13+6reb, B.Heredia 7+1ast, F.Verdugo 7+1reb+1ast
Los Mochis: N.Murphy 21+6reb+5ast, T.Motley 20+5reb+2ast, M.Hernandez 15+2reb, T.Miller 15+10reb, J.Early 9+6reb+2ast, R.Catalayud 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 536450





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Wolves Interested In Signing Derrick Rose - by Eurobasket News

The Minnesota Timberwolves have interest in signing Derrick Rose (6'3''-G-88, college: Memphis) in free agency. Rose played for Tom Thibodeau for several seasons with the Chicago Bulls. The New York Knicks and Wolves discussed a Rose for Ricky Rubio trade in February. Minnesota also drafted Kris Dunn last June. Rose is coming off a meniscus tear in his left knee that required season-ending surgery. Rose and his agent, B.J. Armstrong, have both stated that they'd be open to re-signing with the Knicks. The San Antonio Spurs could also have interest in signing Rose.
Courtesy of: realgm.com




Chris Paul, Spurs Believed To Have Mutual Interest - by Eurobasket News

Chris Paul (6'0''-PG-85, college: Wake Forest) is widely expected to re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers this offseason in free agency, but the San Antonio Spurs are lurking as a potential destination. 'I know they're concerned about their point guard position," said Zach Lowe on The Lowe Post podcast. "Dejounte Murray looks good, but he's not ready yet." "They need a bridge there, right?" said Kevin Arnovitz. "They need a little bit of a bridge between (Tony) Parker and Murray." "Maybe Mills is the bridge but Mills is about to get expensive and I think we saw in this series that he's just not a drive and kick guy. That's just who he is. Patty Mills is great for what he is. "I know there's been a lot of rumblings about Chris Paul, and I think that's real. I think there's mutual interest there. I don't know how real it is given that the Clippers can offer a gigantic amount of money and are also a really good team. The Spurs, like I said, have no sort of cap flexibility to get there. I'm very curious about what they do this summer and who's on the team next year. And maybe rolling it back is all they can end up doing."
Courtesy of: realgm.com



Bosnians in the NBA this season! Recap! - by Chris Mathieu

Bosnians in the NBA this season! Recap!

Dragan Bender: Dragan struggled in his adjustment to the NBA. The physical aspect, the travel, the games and even the rules changes all proved vexing to him during the season. It's not easy being a teenager in the NBA and Dragan is still only 19 and won't turn 20 until after the next season begins. They limited his exposure in games and minutes on the floor, they obviously didn't think extended game exposure would be that beneficial to him at this point, as the team also didn't send him to the D-League to play minutes during the season. Dragan is way too skinny to get inside and play any interior defense and he is a major liability while on the court at this point. He needs to get into the weight room and add at least 20lbs this offseason if he hopes to be able to handle some of the physicality on the court next season. He missed a big chunk of the middle of the season but he did recover quicker than expected and got back on the court before the end of the season. He did play 56 minutes in the last two games of the season and he displayed some rebounding ability in those games pulling down 12 boards. Bender played in 43 games averaging 13mpg 3.4ppg 2.4rbpg shooting 48.3% from two, 27.7% from three and 36.4% from the FT line.

Mirza Teletovic: A perplexing season from him and the how he was used with the Milwaukee Bucks. He was coming off arguably one of the best seasons ever for a 6th man off the bench with the Suns, setting an NBA record by hitting 181 threes. He was familiar with Jason Kidd and the coaching staff of the Bucks. He had a tough summer, showing up late to the National Team training for Bosnia, showing up out of shape for those games and clashing with the head coach Damir Mulaomerovic and teammates. The issues spilled out onto the court and culminated with Mirza choking teenage teammate and likely NBA first rounder Dzanan Musa in a game. The ugly affair marred what to that point had been a remarkable career with the BiH National Team. Ugly truths about Mirza's conduct with the National Team going back years then started to be told and the whole affair unfolded into a untidy, ugly mess. The issue never came up in Milwaukee; the media market there is anything but critical and is more of a team of cheerleaders for the team and organization. Mirza came in and had a hard adjustment to his inconsistent role; the team didn't always like his preparation or conditioning. As the season wore on he fell farther and farther down the rotation until he fell completely out of it. After the injury to Jabari Parker there was hope he would be able to re-establish his role with the team but it never materialized. By the end of the season he was the tenth man off the bench, a role he was not happy about playing. Giannis's ball dominate style and Mirza's lax defense didn't match up well and his touches this year went down dramatically. Even as a role player coming off the bench he had to play a secondary role to Greg Monroe who is a ball dominate big man who tends to grind down the clock. The team had a strong bench with Monroe and eventually Matthew Dellavedova joining the bench crew. Mirza was eventually just an afterthought for the club and barely touched the floor in the playoffs. He has a reasonable contract and could be a candidate to be moved this offseason as he still provides floor spacing and a threat of outside shooting. Make no mistakes, he was a major reason why the Bucks moved from the bottom of the NBA in threes to middle of the pack this season and the importance of outside shooting and floor spacing can't be overstated. Mirza stayed healthy and played in 73 games averaging 16mpg 6.2ppg 2.3rbpg shooting 45.2% from two, 34% from three and 77.8% from the FT line.

Ivica Zubac: Ivica was a revelation for the Lakers coming off a season in Serbia and the ABA league there was questions about his adjustment to the NBA. He was considered a lottery pick at one point but questions about his athleticism, toughness and his interest in playing in the NBA pushed him out of the first round when he fell to the Lakers. He answered all those questions and more and at times was the best player on the floor for the young Lakers. The team gave him a chance to play in the D-League and he was dominant there as well. He played in 14 games averaging 30mpg 15.8ppg 9.7rbpg 1.3aspg 1blk while shooting 60% from two, 36.4% from three and 82.9% from the FT line. Zubac played in 38 games for the Lakers averaging 16mpg 7.5ppg 4.1rbpg .8aspg .9blks while shooting 53.8% from two and 65.3% from the FT line. He was ultra-competitive, wasn't afraid of the physical contact in the NBA coming from the physical ABA league and was a better passer and shot blocker than advertised. He has an excellent array of low post moves for a young player and has better feet than advertised even if he isn't a bouncy, above the rim NBA player. He was just 19 years old for most of the season, having recently turned 20 and routinely outplayed Brandon Ingram. If you could redraft the 2016 NBA draft Zubac likely goes in the top 10 and is clearly a better NBA player than Jacob Poeltl who was the 9th pick in the draft. He outplayed his fellow countryman Dragan Bender who was the 4th pick in the draft as well. In fact you could argue he played better than any player picked in the top 10 of the NBA draft last year. If he stays healthy and continues to develop he could easily become one of the 6-10 best centers in the NBA. The problem is there is so few traditional NBA fives left playing the game these days.

Bojan Bogdanovic: Bojan has quietly become one of the best bench players in the NBA. Playing for the Brooklyn Nets for most of his career he has flown underneath the radar of most NBA fans. After his trade to the playoff bound Washington Wizards he had a breakout campaign to end the season and had some spectacular games for the team. In a game against the Raptors in March Bogdanovic came off the bench and scored 27pts in 25 minutes going 9-12 from the field including 6-7 from three. Four days later against the Magic he was fantastic once again scoring 27pts in 27min including 8-10 from three. The questions about his athleticism and unorthodox style have been answered long ago as he is a consistent double digit scorer since coming into the league. He is an unrestricted free agent this summer and no doubt with the escalating salary cap will be in for a big payday, likely in the 12-15 million a year range. Bojan is without a doubt one of the most underrated elite shooters in the NBA who finally got his due after joining a decent team with the Wizards this season. He's a remarkably consistent player who has put up similar numbers every year he's been in the NBA. Last season Bojan played in 81 games averaging 26mpg 13.7ppg 3.4rbpg 1.4aspg while shooting 51.2% from two, 36.7% from three and 89.3% from the FT line, remarkably consistent numbers to his first two years in the NBA.

Jusuf Nurkic: It was proven early in the season that Nurkic and Nikola Jokic couldn't co-exist in the same starting lineup. The Nuggets eventually benched him and he privately seethed over the benching but publicly put on a brave face and continued to work hard, even though he had made it known he was not happy about the situation. The Trailblazers stepped in and received the steal of the century in exchange for Miles Plumlee, they received Jusuf Nurkic and a 2017 first round pick. Nurkic immediately gave the team an inside presence they had been missing for a very long time. They team was playing its best basketball of the season until Nurkic was injured towards the end of the season, derailing any hopes the team had to make noise in the playoffs. Nurkic was a major force and fit in perfectly with the nucleus already in place in Rip City. Nurkic played in 45 games with Denver averaging 18mpg 8ppg 5.8rbpg 1.3aspg. With the Trailblazers he played in 20 games averaging 29mpg 15.2ppg 10.4rbpg 3.2aspg 1.3stls 1.9blks while shooting 51.1% from two and 66% from the FT line.



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Lightning Drop Finals Game 2 111-110 - by Eurobasket News

The Halifax Hurricanes capped a furious fourth quarter to steal Game 2 of the NBLC Finals from the London Lightning. The Hurricanes outscored the Lightning 33-22 in the fourth quarter and survived some late chances to beat London 111-110 at Budweiser Gardens. This ties the best-of-seven finals series at a game each. Halifax started the game off strong and maintained a five-point lead over London after one quarter, then the Lightning struck back and held a 53-47 lead at halftime. London stayed ahead of the Hurricanes in the third before Halifax mounted its charge in the fourth. Garrett Williamson sank two crucial free throws with just over 18 seconds left in regulation to pull London within a point. However, Ryan Anderson (6'4''-G-87, college: Nebraska) missed a three-point shot at the buzzer that would have given the Lightning a big win. Royce White (6'8''-F-91, college: Iowa St.) scored 29 points and had ten rebounds for London and a double-double. Kyle Johnson (6'5''-G-88, college: LIU Brooklyn, agency: Two Points) added 24 points while Williamson sank 18. For Halifax, Antoine Mason (6'3''-G-92, college: Auburn) and C.J. Washington (6'8''-F-92, college: UAB) each had 27 points, while Washington led on defence with 12 boards. Tyrone Watson (6'5''-F-90, college: N.Mexico St.) brought down 16 points. The next two games will be in Halifax with Game 3 of the best-of-seven series Tuesday night. Tipoff is 7pm. The two rivals will play Game 4 Thursday night before the series returns to London next Sunday.
Courtesy of: blackburnnews.com



Lightning Hold On To Beat Hurricanes In Game 1 - by Eurobasket News

The London Lightning struck down the Halifax Hurricanes 105-97 in Game 1 of the NBL Canada Finals on Friday. The Lightning scored a 24-17 lead in the first quarter and remained ahead by three points heading into halftime. The score was tied at 81 points apiece after the quarters, but London battle back in the final frame to win with an eight point advantage. Garrett Williamson (6'5''-G-88, college: St.Joseph's) and Joel Friesen (6'4''-G-90, college: Alberta) led the Lightning with 17 points each. Ryan Anderson (6'4''-G-87, college: Nebraska) also added 14 points, ten rebounds and nine assists. London has yet to lose a game during the playoffs, sweeping both series with Orangeville and Windsor. The Lighting are currently riding a 16-game win streak. The two teams return to Budweiser Gardens on Saturday at 7pm for Game 2.
Courtesy of: blackburnnews.com



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Villanova lands four-star 2018 guard - by Eurobasket News

Villanova added its first recruit in the Class of 2018 on Wednesday night. Jay Wright and his staff landed a verbal commitment from Paul VI Catholic High School's Brandon Slater (6'7''-G), a four-star guard by Rivals as the No. 42 overall prospect in the rising senior class. The 6-foot-5 Slater announced his decision via Twitter. Slater, according to Jeff Borzello of ESPN, picked the Wildcats over Maryland, Miami, South Carolina, and Virginia. He is currently playing the Nike EYBL with Team Takeover, the same grassroots program that produced current Villanova guard Phil Booth.
Courtesy of: nbcsports.com



Jalen Coleman-Lands to transfer out of Illinois - by Eurobasket News

The already-thin Illinois roster got thinner on Thursday afternoon. Evan Daniels of Scout.com reported that sophomore guard Jalen Coleman-Lands (6'3''-G-96) has requested and received his release from the program. He will have to sit out next season but will have two years of eligibility remaining. Coleman-Lands was a top-40 recruit in the Class of 2015, according to Rivals. He becomes the second player from that recruiting class this month to exit the school. Reserve guard D.J. Williams elected to transfer on May 8. With Jeremiah Tilmon and Javon Pickett, two incoming recruits, both previously reopened their recruitments following John Groce's firing. Even with the addition of Wright State graduate transfer Mark Alstork, who officially joined the Fighting Illini on Wednesday, Illinois is left with only nine scholarship players as of right now. Coleman-Lands' production dipped from his freshman campaign, ending the 2016-17 season averaging 8.0 points and 2.3 rebounds per game, shooting 38 percent from three. One destination that will likely be rumored will be nearby DePaul. Coleman-Lands played for new DePaul assistant coach Shane Heirman at prep school powerhouse La Lumiere School. Heriman quickly tapped into that prep pipeline, helping secure a commitment from La Lumiere from five-star 2019 point guard Tyger Campbell earlier this month. Coleman-Lands had taken official visits to Notre Dame and UNLV before committing to the Illini in September 2014.
Courtesy of: nbcsports.com



Former Omaha Central standout Akoy Agau transferring to SMU - by Eurobasket News

Former Omaha Central star Akoy Agau (6'8''-F-94) is transferring to SMU and will be eligible immediately after leaving Georgetown as a graduate transfer. 'I chose SMU because I felt like it was the best situation for me to succeed both athletically and academically,' Agau said. 'I will have an opportunity to come in and earn minutes there while getting a chance to be productive.' SMU finished 30-5 this season, winning the American Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament titles while earning a No. 6 seed in te NCAA tournament. 'SMU has been one of the winningest programs in the country the last few years,' Agau said. 'Winning is very important to me.' Agau was a part of four consecutive state championship teams with the Eagles. He is one of five three-time picks on The World-Herald's All-Nebraska squad, earning those accolades in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Agau, a 6-foot-8 forward, was a national top-100 recruit coming out of high school and began his collegiate career at Louisville. He transferred to Georgetown in 2015 and played in 30 games for the Hoyas this season. He averaged 4.6 points and 4.5 rebounds in 2016-17. Agau chose SMU after visiting Illinois, Washington State, Maryland, Cal State Northridge and Old Dominion.
Courtesy of: omaha.com



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Corey WEBSTER
  Wellingt.
  (188-G-88)
  Avg: 26.1
 1. Webster, Wellingt.26.1 
 2. Jones, Canterbury23.9 
 3. McCarron, SC Ra.23.4 
 4. Kendle, Canterbury20.7 
 5. Ongwae, Taranaki.19.0 
 6. Ross, SC Rangers19.0 
 7. Wesley, Wellington S.18.2 
 8. Tait, SC Rangers18.2 
 9. Adnam, Nelson G.17.6 
 10. Delany, Nelson G.17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Southlan.
  (215-C-87)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Pledger, Southlan.9.9 
 2. Gomis, Taranaki MA9.4 
 3. Jones, Canterbury9.1 
 4. Williams, Taylor H.9.0 
 5. Kay, Southland S.8.9 
 6. Egwu, SC Rangers8.1 
 7. Henry, Wellington S.7.9 
 8. Wesley, Wellington S.7.8 
 9. Dempster, Nelson G.7.7 
 10. Duinker, Wellingt.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jarrod KENNY
  Taylor H.
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Kenny, Taylor H.8.5 
 2. Ili, Wellington S.7.0 
 3. Norton, Southlan.5.7 
 4. Kendle, Canterbury5.5 
 5. Boucher, SC Rangers5.4 
 6. Webster, Wellingt.5.2 
 7. Tait, SC Rangers5.2 
 8. ORiley, Taranaki.4.9 
 9. Adnam, Nelson G.4.7 
 10. McCarron, SC Ra.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Shea ILI
  Wellington S.
  (184-G-92)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Ili, Wellington S.2.4 
 2. Boucher, SC Rangers2.4 
 3. McCarron, SC Ra.2.0 
 4. Ongwae, Taranaki.1.8 
 5. Whippy, Canterbury1.7 
 6. Webster, Wellingt.1.7 
 7. Tait, SC Rangers1.5 
 8. ORiley, Taranaki.1.4 
 9. Ross, SC Rangers1.4 
 10. Bartlett, Taylor H.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Southlan.
  (215-C-87)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Pledger, Southlan.1.8 
 2. Williams, Taylor H.1.6 
 3. Egwu, SC Rangers1.5 
 4. Gomis, Taranaki MA1.4 
 5. Washington, Nelson G.0.9 
 6. Neighbour, Cante.0.9 
 7. Kay, Southland S.0.8 
 8. Wesley, Wellington S.0.8 
 9. Grim, Nelson G.0.8 
 10. Jones, Canterbury0.7 


NBL Round 11: Sharks lose to Rams - by Eurobasket News

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

The game between second ranked Sharks (9-6) and fourth ranked Rams (8-7) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. Sharks were defeated by Rams in a tough game in Christchurch 71-79. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Sharks won third quarter 20-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American guard McKenzie Moore (198-92, college: UTEP, agency: Two Points) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Naturalized American forward Marcel Jones (203-85, college: Oregon St., agency: PEPI SPORT) contributed with 16 points for the winners. The former international swingman Reuben Te-Rangi (198-94) answered with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for Sharks. Rams maintains fourth place with 8-7 record. Sharks lost third consecutive game. They keep the second position with six games lost. Rams are looking forward to face Mountain Airs (#6) in New Plymouth in the next round. Sharks will play at home against Mountain Airs (#6) and are hoping to win this game.
An interesting game for Saints (16-0) which played road game in Auckland against 3rd placed Rangers (8-6). Leader Saints managed to get a 11-point victory 106-95. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Rangers. It was a great evening for the former international guard Corey Webster (188-88, college: Lambuth) who led his team to a victory scoring 26 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Tai Wesley helped adding 25 points and 9 rebounds. Australian guard Mitchell McCarron (191-92, college: Metro St.) responded with 26 points and 7 rebounds. Undefeated Saints have an impressive series of sixteen victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 16-0 record. Rangers at the other side keep the third position with six games lost. Saints will play against bottom-ranked Hawks (#7) in Tamatea in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Rangers will play on the road against Giants (#5) in Stoke and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Mountain Airs managed to get a fourth victory, breaking the series of nine consecutive losses on Saturday night. This time they won against sixth-ranked Hawks in New Plymouth 101-96. It was an exceptional evening for Alonzo Burton who led the winners and scored 27 points. Mountain Airs' coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Everard Bartlett came up with 25 points and 7 assists for Hawks in the defeat. Mountain Airs (4-11) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Nelson G. Hawks lost their fifth game in a row. They dropped to the bottom position with 11 games lost. Mountain Airs will meet higher ranked Rams (#4) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hawks will play against the league's leader Saints and hope to secure a win.
NBL top team - Saints (16-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat fifth ranked Giants (4-11) in Stoke 95-78. The best player for the winners was Corey Webster who scored 21 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Saints' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the sixteenth consecutive win for Saints. Defending champion maintains first place with 16-0 record. Giants at the other side keep the fifth position with 11 games lost. Saints' next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Hawks (#7) in Tamatea which should be theoretically an easy game. Giants will play at home against Rangers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Canterbury - Southland S. 79-71

The game between second ranked Sharks (9-6) and fourth ranked Rams (8-7) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. Sharks were defeated by Rams in a tough game in Christchurch 71-79. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Sharks won third quarter 20-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American guard McKenzie Moore (198-92, college: UTEP, agency: Two Points) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Naturalized American forward Marcel Jones (203-85, college: Oregon St., agency: PEPI SPORT) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Four Rams players scored in double figures. The former international swingman Reuben Te-Rangi (198-94) answered with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and Australian power forward Nick Kay (206-92, college: Metro St.) added 12 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Sharks. Rams maintains fourth place with 8-7 record. Sharks lost third consecutive game. They keep the second position with six games lost. Rams are looking forward to face Mountain Airs (#6) in New Plymouth in the next round. Sharks will play at home against Mountain Airs (#6) and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Southland S.: R.Te Rangi 17+8reb+5ast, J.Hunter 16+6reb, N.Kay 12+12reb+5ast, L.Aston 9+6reb, D.Bailey 8+6reb+1ast, M.Norton 6+5reb+5ast
Canterbury: M.Moore 25+10reb+6ast, M.Jones 16+4reb+1ast, J.Kendle 11+5reb+2ast, M.Alipate 10+3reb+1ast, M.Karena 6+4reb+1ast, G.Dawson 6+8reb
gschID: 531113


Taranaki MA - Taylor Hawks 101-96

Bottom-ranked Mountain Airs managed to get a fourth victory, breaking the series of nine consecutive losses on Saturday night. This time they won against sixth-ranked Hawks in New Plymouth 101-96. Hawks trailed by 11 points at halftime and as many as 26 after three quarters before a 42-21 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 96-101 at the end of the game. Mountain Airs shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 65.0 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. It was an exceptional evening for guard Alonzo Burton (193-93) who led the winners and scored 27 points. Kenyan forward Tylor Ongwae (199-91, college: La-Monroe) accounted for 23 points (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winning side. Mountain Airs' coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. International guard Everard Bartlett (193-86) came up with 25 points and 7 assists and the former international guard Jarrod Kenny (188-85) added 18 points and 6 assists respectively for Hawks in the defeat. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Mountain Airs (4-11) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Nelson G. Hawks lost their fifth game in a row. They dropped to the bottom position with 11 games lost. Mountain Airs will meet higher ranked Rams (#4) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hawks will play against the league's leader Saints and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Taylor Hawks: E.Bartlett 25+4reb+7ast, J.Kenny 18+3reb+6ast, J.Fox 13+4reb+5ast, A.Williams 12+11reb+1ast, T.Tolovae 11+1reb+2ast, K.Johnson 8+4reb
Taranaki MA: A.Burton 27+4reb+2ast, T.Ongwae 23+4reb+3ast, A.Bailey-Nowell 13+9reb+3ast, H.O'Riley 10+5reb+12ast, D.Gomis 10+10reb+2ast, J.Gerrand 8+1reb+1ast
gschID: 531112


SC Rangers - Wellington S. 95-106

An interesting game for Saints (16-0) which played road game in Auckland against 3rd placed Rangers (8-6). Leader Saints managed to get a 11-point victory 106-95. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Rangers. It looked good early as Rangers took a 1-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Saints had a 35-18 second period charge getting the lead and Rangers were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 95-106. Saints made 20-of-24 charity shots (83.3 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for the former international guard Corey Webster (188-88, college: Lambuth) who led his team to a victory scoring 26 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. American-Fijian forward Tai Wesley (201-86, college: Utah St., agency: MKP Management) helped adding 25 points and 9 rebounds. Australian guard Mitchell McCarron (191-92, college: Metro St.) responded with 26 points and 7 rebounds and the former international guard Lindsay Tait (190-82) scored 21 points and 6 assists. Four Saints and five Rangers players scored in double figures. Saints have an impressive series of sixteen victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 16-0 record. Rangers at the other side keep the third position with six games lost. Saints will play against bottom-ranked Hawks (#7) in Tamatea in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Rangers will play on the road against Giants (#5) in Stoke and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
SC Rangers: M.McCarron 26+7reb+2ast, L.Tait 21+3reb+6ast, E.Ross 17+5reb+1ast, N.Barrow 11+6reb+1ast, D.Boucher 10+4reb+5ast, B.Ruscoe 3+1reb
Wellington S.: C.Webster 26+8reb+4ast, T.Wesley 25+9reb+3ast, S.Ili 16+5reb+5ast, J.Ngatai 13+2reb, L.Henry 9+5reb+1ast, J.Duinker 8+3reb+2ast
gschID: 531114


Nelson G. - Wellington S. 78-95

NBL top team - Saints (16-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat fifth ranked Giants (4-11) in Stoke 95-78. It looked good early as Giants took a 9-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Saints took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 17 points. They outrebounded Giants 46-30 including a 36-25 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Corey Webster (188-88, college: Lambuth) who scored 21 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. The former international forward Leon Henry (200-85, college: S.Idaho JC) chipped in a double-double by scoring 10 points and 21 rebounds. Five Saints players scored in double figures. Saints' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international forward Finn Delany (198-95, college: SW Baptist) produced 21 points and 7 rebounds and Australian guard Kyle Adnam (186-93) added 21 points respectively for the hosts. The victory was the sixteenth consecutive win for Saints. Defending champion maintains first place with 16-0 record. Giants at the other side keep the fifth position with 11 games lost. Saints' next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Hawks (#7) in Tamatea which should be theoretically an easy game. Giants will play at home against Rangers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nelson G.: F.Delany 21+7reb+2ast, K.Adnam 21+2reb+3ast, D.Prewster 16+3reb+4ast, T.Ingham 8+2reb+2ast, B.Beri 7+7reb+2ast, A.Granger 3+2reb
Wellington S.: T.Wesley 23+4reb+1ast, C.Webster 21+5reb+8ast, J.Ngatai 14+3reb+1ast, J.Duinker 13+5reb+1ast, L.Henry 10+21reb+1ast, S.Ili 8+4reb+4ast
gschID: 531111



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Openjobmetis VA welcomes back Okoye - by Eurobasket News

Openjobmetis Varese (Serie A) inked 26-year old Nigerian swingman Stan Okoye (198-93kg-91, college: VMI). It is actually his comeback to Openjobmetis VA as he has played here before. Okoye He moved there from GSA Amici Pallacanestro Udine, the newcomer in Serie A2 where he played this season. In 30 games he averaged impressive 17.5ppg, 8.1rpg, 1.6apg and 1.8spg. Okoye ended the last season at Lighthouse. In 15 Serie A games he had 10.9ppg, 7.3rpg and 1.0spg. But the most of that year he spent at Bawer Olimpia Matera (Serie A2). In 19 games he recorded very remarkable stats: 16.8ppg, 7.1rpg and 1.6apg.
Among other achievements Okoye's team was regular season runner-up in Big South Conference North Division in 2013. He received also All-Big South Conf. Player of the Year award and NABC Division I All-District 3 1st Team award back in 2013 at his college time.
Okoye represented Nigeria at the Afrobasket Championships in Abidjan seventeen years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 12.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 56.8%, 3PT: 39.3%, FT-3 (84.6%).
Okoye has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Okoye has played previously professionally in Australia (Redbacks), Greece (AE Ikaros Kallitheas) and Israel (GreenTops Netanya).
He attended Virginia Military Institute until 2013 and it is his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Michael Hicks' double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Panamanians playing currently abroad: - by Eurobasket Center

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

Michael Hicks
Michael Hicks
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced international forward Michael Hicks (196-76, college: Texas A&M-CC, currently plays in Uruguay). He was the major contributor in Hebraica's victory against the third-ranked Aguada (8-6) 91-89 in the Uruguayan LUB in Friday night's game. Hicks had a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 15 rebounds. He also added 4 assists (made all of his eight free throws) in 45 minutes on the court. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Promocional 1. Hebraica Macabi Montevideo (10-4) is placed first. It's Hicks' first season with the team. Hicks has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 17.1ppg, 4.7rpg, 2.5apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 46.4%, 3FGP: 37.4% and FT: 77.8% in 35 games he played so far. Ex-Toros del Chiriqui David player is currently a member of the Panamanian senior national team.

Jaime Lloreda
Jaime Lloreda
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Jaime Lloreda (204-80, college: LSU, currently plays in Uruguay) is a teammate of previously mentioned Michael Hicks and both played together in the last Uruguayan LUB game. Lloreda led Hebraica to a 2-point victory against the third-ranked Aguada (8-6) 91-89. He recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting 10 rebounds. Lloreda has relatively good stats this season: 12.2ppg, 11.2rpg, 2FGP: 65.4%(138-211) and FT: 64.8%. Ex-Magnates de Calidonia player is in the roster of the Panamanian senior national team.

Jamaal Levy
Jamaal Levy
   #3. The Panamanian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international power forward Jamaal Levy (206-83, college: Wake Forest, currently plays in Argentina). He contributed to an easy victory against the sixth-ranked Quilmes MP (26-30) crushing them 91-50 in the Argentinian LigaA on Monday night. Levy recorded 6 points, 6 rebounds and 3 blocks in 23 minutes. Weber Bahia Blanca Basket (31-25) is placed third in Sur group. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year Levy's overall stats are: 6.4ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.6apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 59.6%(102-171), 3FGP: 30.2% and FT: 58.9% in 52 games. He is also a member of the Panamanian senior national team.

Amir Alvarado
Amir Alvarado
   #4. Small forward Amir Alvarado (198-84, college: Marshalltown CC, currently plays in Costa Rica) led Barva to a victory over one of league's weakest teams Liberia (1-6) 86-76 in the Costa Rican LBS last Saturday. Alvarado was MVP of the game. He had a double-double by scoring 23 points and getting 13 rebounds in 21 minutes. Ferreteria Brenes Barva (7-1) is placed second in the LBS. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Alvarado has very impressive stats this year: 22.0ppg, 11.0rpg, 1.8apg and 1.5spg in six games. He used to play for the Panamanian national team back in 2010.

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

   #1. Nate Butler Lind (198-SG-89, college: TCU, currently plays in Puerto Rico) could not help Indios (7-13) in their last game on Friday. Despite Butler Lind's good performance Indios was defeated 92-80 on the road by the leading Santeros. He recorded 11 points. Butler Lind's total stats this season are: 6.5ppg, 2.6rpg and 2.0apg. He has a dual citizenship: Panamanian and Puerto Rican. Despite Butler Lind's Panamanian passport, he previously played for the Puerto Rican U19 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Panamanian team.

Other top Panamanian players, who play abroad:

Gabriel Giron (190-G-88) plays for Fuerza Regia in Mexican LNBP
Levour Warren (196-SF-81) plays for Panteras in Mexican LNBP
Javier Carter (203-C-91) plays for Soles in Mexican LNBP
Gary Forbes (201-G/F-85) plays for Boca Juniors in Argentinian LigaA
Josimar Ayarza (205-F-87) plays for Echague in Argentinian LigaA
Andres Bravo (203-F-96) plays for St.Clair College in CCAA
Gil Atencio (201-F-96) plays for St.Clair College in CCAA
Tymell Murphy (196-F-90) plays for Kagoshima in Japanese B League D2
Antonio Bumpus (190-SG-89) plays for Pioneros in Mexican Regional
Adalberto Rojas (198-F-86) plays for Sonsonate in Salvadorean Liga MB

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



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LBL Round 17: Inmaculada beats Ejercito in a derby game - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in LBL is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 4 rounds.

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Lima: Inmaculada (#3) and Ejercito (#7). Inmaculada (11-6) won against visiting Ejercito (3-14) 84-75. Inmaculada maintains third place with 11-6 record having four points less than leader Regatas. Ejercito lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 14 games lost. Inmaculada's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Lima to the arena La Family.
Another exciting game was again a derby between two teams from Lima: Regatas (#1) and San Marcos (#6). Regatas (15-2) crushed visiting San Marcos (7-10) by 35 points 90-55. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of San Marcos. Regatas have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 15-2 record. San Marcos at the other side dropped to the fifth position with ten games lost. They share it with Circolo. Regatas' supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Lima Real Club.
Another exciting game was again a derby match of two local teams from Lima: EOFap (#4) and La Family (#8). La Family was defeated at home 65-74 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. EOFap have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 10-7 record. La Family lost sixth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 16 games lost. EOFap's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Lima San Marcos.

In the last game of round 17 Circolo was crushed by Real Club in Lima 80-51.

Inmaculada - Ejercito 84-75

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Lima: Inmaculada (#3) and Ejercito (#7). Inmaculada (11-6) won against visiting Ejercito (3-14) 84-75. Inmaculada maintains third place with 11-6 record having four points less than leader Regatas. Ejercito lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 14 games lost. Inmaculada's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Lima to the arena La Family.
gschID: 547355


Regatas - San Marcos 90-55

Another exciting game was again a derby between two teams from Lima: Regatas (#1) and San Marcos (#6). Regatas (15-2) crushed visiting San Marcos (7-10) by 35 points 90-55. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of San Marcos. Regatas have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 15-2 record. San Marcos at the other side dropped to the fifth position with ten games lost. They share it with Circolo. Regatas' supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Lima Real Club.
gschID: 547354


Real Club - Circolo 80-51

There was no surprise in Lima where 5th ranked Circolo (7-10) was crushed by second ranked Real Club (14-3) 80-51 on Friday. Real Club maintains second place with 14-3 record behind leader Regatas. Circolo lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with ten games lost. They share it with San Marcos. Real Club's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Lima to the arena Regatas.
gschID: 547353


La Family - EOFap 65-74

Another exciting game was again a derby match of two local teams from Lima: EOFap (#4) and La Family (#8). La Family was defeated at home 65-74 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. EOFap have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 10-7 record. La Family lost sixth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 16 games lost. EOFap's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Lima San Marcos.
gschID: 547352





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PBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Cory JEFFERSON
  Alaska A.
  (206-F-90)
  Avg: 31.1
 1. Jefferson, Alaska A.31.1 
 2. Brownlee, B.Gin.29.7 
 3. Greene, TNT K.29.0 
 4. Smith, Blackwater28.4 
 5. Rhodes, SM Beermen27.8 
 6. Taggart, Rain o.26.1 
 7. McKay, Phoenix25.1 
 8. Chism, NLEX R.23.9 
 9. White, Globalport21.8 
 10. Mitchell, Star H.21.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Greg SMITH
  Blackwater
  (208-C-91)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Smith, Blackwater21.1 
 2. Stepheson, Meralco .21.0 
 3. McKay, Phoenix18.1 
 4. White, Globalport14.8 
 5. Greene, TNT K.14.4 
 6. Mitchell, Star H.14.4 
 7. Wright, Mahindra14.2 
 8. Jefferson, Alaska A.14.2 
 9. Chism, NLEX R.14.2 
 10. Taggart, Rain o.11.9 
Assists Per Game
 Jayson CASTRO WILLIAM
  TNT K.
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Castro-W., TNT K.7.3 
 2. Ross, SM Beermen6.5 
 3. Romeo, Globalport5.8 
 4. Cabagnot, SM Be.5.8 
 5. Brownlee, B.Gin.5.3 
 6. Enciso, Alaska Aces5.1 
 7. Smith, Blackwater5.1 
 8. Thompson, B.Gin.4.8 
 9. Tenorio, B.Ginebra4.8 
 10. Wright, Phoenix4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Chris ROSS
  SM Beermen
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Ross, SM Beermen2.5 
 2. Barroca, Star H.2.4 
 3. Jalalon, Star H.2.3 
 4. Brownlee, B.Gin.2.2 
 5. Exciminiano, Alaska A.1.7 
 6. Cruz, Rain or Shine1.6 
 7. Enciso, Alaska Aces1.4 
 8. Newsome, Meralco .1.4 
 9. Jazul, Phoenix1.4 
 10. Wright, Phoenix1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Tony MITCHELL
  Star H.
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Mitchell, Star H.2.9 
 2. Aguilar, B.Ginebra2.9 
 3. Brownlee, B.Gin.2.6 
 4. White, Globalport2.4 
 5. McKay, Phoenix2.3 
 6. Rhodes, SM Beermen1.9 
 7. Jefferson, Alaska A.1.8 
 8. Fajardo, SM Be.1.7 
 9. Stepheson, Meralco .1.5 
 10. Taggart, Rain o.1.5 


Charles Rhodes gets MVP of the Week award for Filipino PBA - by Eurobasket News

Experienced American Charles Rhodes (203-F/C-85) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's leader SM Beermen and that's him to receive a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 8.
The 31-year old power forward had a double-double of 37 points and nineteen rebounds, while his team beat NLEX RW (#12, 1-9) 114-108. It allowed SM Beermen to consolidate first place in the Filipino PBA. SM Beermen have a solid 8-1 record. In the team's last game Rhodes had a remarkable 78.9% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at SM Beermen, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Mississippi State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Rhodes is in league's top in points (4th best: 27.8ppg) and averages solid 1.9bpg and 69.6% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 28-year old American forward Justin Brownlee (197-F-88) of B.Ginebra. Brownlee impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 34 points and 12 rebounds. Of course B.Ginebra cruised to a 107-99 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked SM Beermen (#1, 8-1). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. B.Ginebra consolidated its place in top 3 of the standings. His team's 7-2 record is not bad at all. Brownlee is a newcomer at B.Ginebra and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 29.0ppg (#3). His other stats are also decent: 11.1rpg and 5.4apg. St.John's University alumni Brownlee played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas.

The third best performed player last round was American Duke Crews (203-F-88) of Rain or Shine (#6). Crews scored 28 points and grabbed twenty two rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Rain or Shine, leading his team to a 118-112 win against the higher-ranked B.Ginebra (#3, 7-2). Rain or Shine needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 5 victories and 5 lost games. The season just started for Crews as he played only first game. But it already looks like he can be team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Keith Wright (203-F-89) of Mahindra - 18 points, 21 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Earl Thompson) of B.Ginebra - 18 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Cory Jefferson (206-F-90) of Alaska Aces - 29 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Jameel McKay (206-F/C-92) of Phoenix - 18 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists
8. LA Revilla (173-PG-89) of Mahindra - 26 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Reden Celda (183-G) of Mahindra - 25 points and 4 rebounds
10. Lewis Tenorio (177-PG-84) of B.Ginebra - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists

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



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PLK Round 4 of Semi-Finals. Stal Ostrow force decider against Stelmet ZG - by Eurobasket News

Stal Ostrow - Stelmet ZG 58-57

Stal Ostrow nipped visiting Stelmet ZG to even the semifinal series at 2-2. The decisive fifth game is scheduled for May 29th. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Stelmet won fourth quarter 19-11. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Stelmet 38-24 including a 30-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Aaron Johnson (173-88, college: UAB, agency: Two Points) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 assists and Vincentian center Shawn King (208-82, college: ORU, agency: Pensack Sports) who added 14 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) during the contest. Four BM Slam Stal players scored in double figures. At the losing side Montenegrin power forward Vladimir Dragicevic (206-86) responded with 12 points and 6 rebounds and American forward Armani Moore (193-94, college: Tennessee) scored 11 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Stal Ostrow: S.King 14+8reb, M.Kostrzewski 12+8reb+1ast, S.Szewczyk 12+8reb+1ast, A.Johnson 11+2reb+11ast, H.Nikolov 5+3reb, K.Chanas 4+2reb
Stelmet ZG: V.Dragicevic 12+6reb+3ast, A.Moore 11+5reb+2ast, T.Kelati 8+2reb+3ast, J.Florence 6+1reb, L.Koszarek 6+4reb+5ast, P.Zamojski 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 547507





Start Lublin tabs Michael Gospodarek - by Eurobasket News

TBV Start Lublin (PLK) inked 26-year old point guard Michael Gospodarek (186-91, agency: BeoExcell). He moved there from PGE Turow (PLK) where he played this season. Gospodarek has played there for the last three years. In 28 PLK games he averaged just 3.0ppg and 1.4apg. Gospodarek helped them to make it to the Polish Cup Semifinals. The last season he played also at PGE Turow (TBL). But in 23 games he had only 1.8ppg. Gospodarek also played 3 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 3.7ppg and 1.0rpg.
His team won Polish Supercup in 2015.
Gospodarek has played previously for four other teams: Kotwica, MKS Dabrowa Gornicza, MCKiS Termo-Rex Jaworzno and Novum Lublin.
His game is described as: Very quick and solid point guard. True team leader which take care of the basketball well. Good assists to turn over ratio. Great of the dribble drive. Finishes strong around the rim both hands. Has to improve his shooting percentage in order to get to another level. Very good defensive player. Ambitious character with great working habbits.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Szczecin signs coach Mindaugas Budzinauskas - by Greg

King Szczecin (PLK) signed 44-year old Lithuanian coach Mindaugas Budzinauskas. He moved there from Polpharma (PLK) where he played this season and made it to PLK quarterfinals.
Budzinauskas has coached also professionally in Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Ukraine and Lithuania (Lietkabelis, Silute and Statyba).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Young Kiwilsza is back in Koszalin! - by Greg

AZS Koszalin (PLK) agreed terms with 20-year old young prospect Szymon Kiwilsza (202-97). It is his comeback to hometown after two years in Wroclaw and at Polonia Leszno (1Liga) where he played this season. In 33 games he had 8.5ppg and 6.4rpg. Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Polish 1Liga U21 Player of the Year and named to Honorable Mention.
Kiwilsza started his basketball career in MKKS Zak Koszalin.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stats Leaders - UZO Liga

Points Per Game
 Nuno MARCAL
  Maia B.
  (205-F-75)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Marcal, Maia B.22.3 
 2. Novak, Ovarense20.0 
 3. Ogungbemi-J., Galitos-.18.9 
 4. Martin, Sampaense18.8 
 5. Pavlovic, Sampa.18.1 
 6. Matagrano, Lusit.17.7 
 7. Catarino, Maia B.17.6 
 8. Lima, CAB Madeira17.5 
 9. Marshall, Galitos-.17.1 
 10. Marzette, CAB M.16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Antonio MONTEIRO
  Lusitania
  (204-F-89)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Monteiro, Lusitania9.5 
 2. Douvier, Ovarense9.2 
 3. Torrie, Electric.8.7 
 4. Marcal, Maia B.8.6 
 5. Washburn, FC Porto8.1 
 6. Grosey, Galitos-.7.8 
 7. Lima, CAB Madeira7.2 
 8. Fernandes, Ovarense7.1 
 9. Tadic, Illiabum7.1 
 10. Hallman, Oliveirense7.0 
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 SC4.0 
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. Robinson, Maia B.1.7 
 5. Hallman, Oliveirense1.7 
 6. Guillory, Sampaense1.7 
 7. Ellisor, Oliveirense1.7 
 8. Novak, Ovarense1.6 
 9. Lanzinha, Electric.1.6 
 10. Bishop, Illiabum1.5 
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 


LPB Round 3 of Semi-Finals. FC Porto and Benfica reach Finals - by Eurobasket News

Vitoria SC - FC Porto 70-95

FC Porto cruised past Vitoria SC on the road to sweep the semifinal series. The game was mostly controlled by FC Porto Ferpinta. Vitoria SC managed to win fourth quarter 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. FC Porto Ferpinta dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Vitoria SC's 26. It was a great evening for the former international swingman Jose Silva (194-89) who led his team to a victory scoring 26 points. Serbian power forward Sasa Borovnjak (206-89, college: Penn St., agency: 011 Sports) helped adding 17 points and 5 rebounds. Four FC Porto Ferpinta players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American guard Andrew Ferry (190-90, college: Cornell) with 20 points and 6 assists and the former international point guard Pedro Pinto (188-88) scored 14 points and 5 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Vitoria SC: A.Ferry 20+4reb+6ast, P.Pinto 14+1reb+5ast, J.Balseiro 13+3reb, V.Moses 8+5reb, N.Dukic 7+6reb+4ast, M.Rakic 5+1reb+1ast
FC Porto: J.Silva 26+4reb, S.Borovnjak 17+5reb+1ast, B.Tinsley 13+1reb+6ast, N.Washburn 10+6reb+2ast, J.Xavier 7+2reb+3ast, M.Queiroz 6+8reb+4ast
gschID: 547083


Oliveirense - Benfica 60-69

Benfica beat Oliveirense to advance into LPB Finals. It was an exceptional evening for naturalized Angolan guard Carlos Morais (200-85, agency: Duran International) who led the winners and scored 13 points and 7 rebounds. International point guard Tomas Barroso (184-90, agency: Dynamics Global Management) accounted for 9 points for the winning side. American forward James Ellisor (195-90, college: Bemidji St.) came up with 16 points and 9 rebounds and the former international forward Arnette Hallman (200-88) added 8 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Oliveirense in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Oliveirense: J.Ellisor 16+9reb+1ast, J.Reynolds 10+2reb, A.Hallman 8+8reb+3ast, J.Miguel Barbosa 7+3reb+3ast, J.Abreu 7+1reb+2ast, C.Morris 6+4reb+1ast
Benfica: C.Morais 13+7reb+1ast, R.Barber 10+3reb, T.Barroso 9+4reb+1ast, D.Raivio 7+2reb+1ast, M.Fernandes 7+2reb+1ast, C.Andrade 7+3reb+2ast
gschID: 547082





Terceira claim Proliga title - by Eurobasket News

Barreirense - Terceira 56-60

Terceira celebrate Proliga title. They upset Barreirense on the road to sweep the championship series. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Barreirense won third quarter 11-10. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Terceira won last quarter 14-12. Naturalized Sao Tome and Principe center Ekjersey Viana (203-77) scored 13 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Pedro Santos (190-94) chipped in 11 points and 5 assists during the contest. Four Terceira players scored in double figures. Terceira's coach Daniel Brandao used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The former international guard Antonio Pires (185-86) responded with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and swingman Tiago Raimundo (194-90) scored 8 points and 9 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Barreirense: K.Martin 13+5reb, A.Pires 13+5reb+4ast, F.Pinheiro 9+1reb+2ast, T.Raimundo 8+9reb+2ast, D.Margarido 8+4reb, A.Coelho 5+5reb
Terceira: E.Viana 13+9reb, P.Santos 11+2reb+5ast, M.Romao 11+3reb+1ast, B.Riznic 10+3reb+1ast, F.Ferreira 6+1reb+1ast, L.Felipe Tomassi 3+2reb+2ast
gschID: 547073





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  PUERTO RICO  


James' double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

33-year old center Shawn James (208-C-83) had a great game in the last week for second-ranked Fajardo and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for week 24.
He had a double-double of 23 points and 14 rebounds, while his team beat Quebradillas (#3, 12-8) 91-80. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Fajardo maintains the 2nd position in Puerto Rican league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Fajardo will need more victories to improve their 15-7 record. James just recently signed at Fajardo, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Northeastern University graduate has very impressive stats this year. James is in league's top in rebounds (6th best: 8.7rpg) and averages solid 2.6bpg and 71.5% FGP.

Second best performed player last week was David Laury (206-F-90) of Mayaguez. He is American forward in his first season at Mayaguez. In the last game Laury recorded impressive double-double of 22 points and 14 rebounds. Bad luck as Mayaguez was edged by the higher-ranked Fajardo (#2, 15-7) 83-82. Mayaguez is still in a red zone at 10th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 7-13 record. Laury is one of the most experienced players at Mayaguez and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.6ppg (#5). His other stats are also decent: 9.9rpg and 3.2apg.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Devin Ebanks (206-F-89) of San German (#8). Ebanks got into 30-points club by scoring exactly 30 points in the last week. He was a key player of San German, leading his team to a 99-85 easy win against slightly higher-ranked Humacao (#7, 9-13). The chances of San German not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 14 games, recording just nine victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Ebanks could try to bring San German's a little bit higher in the standings. Ebanks has a very solid season. In 7 games in Puerto Rico he scored 21.1ppg. He also has 4.4rpg and FGP: 60.5%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Victor Liz (193-SG-86) of Ponce - 34 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Paul Graham (196-SG-85) of San German - 23 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Kevin Young (203-F-90) of Mayaguez - 17 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Damion James (201-F-87) of Fajardo - 14 points and 12 rebounds
8. Michael Rosario (190-SG-90) of Quebradillas - 26 points and 4 rebounds
9. Devon Collier (203-PF-91) of Mayaguez - 20 points and 3 rebounds
10. Carlos Arroyo (188-PG-79) of Fajardo - 15 points, 2 rebounds and 10 assists

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



Clarke comes back to Arecibo, ex Unics - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Capitanes de Arecibo (BSN) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American forward Coty Clarke (201-105kg-92, college: Arkansas, agency: BeoBasket). It is actually his comeback to Capitanes as he has played here before. Clarke He moved there from Unics in Russian VTB league where he started the season. In 19 games he recorded 9.4ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg this season. The last summer Clarke played at Capitanes. In 19 BSN games he was third best scorer with impressive 19.1ppg and had 6.3rpg and 4.4apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice). Great season indeed as he was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Puerto Rican BSN Honorable Mention.
Clarke has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Clarke has played previously professionally in Israel (Galil Elion), NBA (Boston Celtics) and D-League (Maine Red Claws).
He attended University of Arkansas until 2014 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ROMANIA  


Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League Awards 2017 - by Eurobasket Center

Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League 1st Team 2017
Filip Adamovic
Adamovic
Kevin Hardy
Hardy
Vlad Moldoveanu
Moldoveanu
Dave Dudzinski
Dudzinski
Ousmane Barro
Barro

Finals MVP: Ousmane Barro (207-C/F-84) of UBT Cluj Napoca
Player of the Year: Ousmane Barro (207-C/F-84) of UBT Cluj Napoca
Guard of the Year: Filip Adamovic (183-PG-88) of UBT Cluj Napoca
Forward of the Year: Vlad Moldoveanu (206-PF-88) of UBT Cluj Napoca
Center of the Year: Ousmane Barro (207-C/F-84) of UBT Cluj Napoca
Import Player of the Year: Ousmane Barro (207-C/F-84) of UBT Cluj Napoca
Bosman Player of the Year: Filip Adamovic (183-PG-88) of UBT Cluj Napoca
Domestic Player of the Year: Vlad Moldoveanu (206-PF-88) of UBT Cluj Napoca
Defensive Player of the Year: Kevin Hardy (188-G-93) of CSU Sibiu
Coach of the Year: Mihai Silvasan of UBT Cluj Napoca

1st Team
PG: Filip Adamovic (183-PG-88) of UBT Cluj Napoca
G: Kevin Hardy (188-G-93) of CSU Sibiu
PF: Vlad Moldoveanu (206-PF-88) of UBT Cluj Napoca
F/C: Dave Dudzinski (206-F/C-92) of Steaua CSM
C/F: Ousmane Barro (207-C/F-84) of UBT Cluj Napoca

2nd Team
PG: Aleksandar Rasic (195-PG-84) of UBT Cluj Napoca
G: Mladen Jeremic (198-G-88) of BC Timisoara
G: Branko Mirkovic (190-G-82) of Kalev/Cramo
SG: Kyndall Dykes (192-SG-87) of UBT Cluj Napoca
F/C: Randal Falker (201-F/C-85) of Steaua CSM

3rd Team
G: Marius Runkauskas (189-G-86) of Steaua CSM
G: Cameron Long (193-G-88) of Maccabi Rishon
G/F: Milos Bojovic (198-G/F-81) of Phoenix Galati
F: Danilo Tasic (207-F-93) of Dinamo B.
C/F: Vincent Hunter (209-C/F-84) of Pitesti

Honorable Mention
Jamar Abrams (201-G/F-89) of Craiova
Igor Mijajlovic (192-PG-84) of CSU Sibiu
Sean Barnette (197-F-86) of Oradea
Sean Denison (210-C-85) of Oradea
Martin Zeno (196-G-85) of Oradea
Tayloe Taylor (191-G-86) of Craiova
Morris Curry (181-G-87) of Steaua CSM
Nikola Malesevic (202-F-89) of Steaua CSM
Goran Martinic (187-PG-87) of Targu Mures
Lamarcus Reed (196-G/F-88) of Targu Mures
Travis Bureau (202-F-88) of Craiova
Christopher Lee (206-F/C-85) of Craiova
Slobodan Dundjerski (188-G-88) of Dinamo B.
Tony Gugino (207-C/F-86) of Phoenix Galati
Marko Sutalo (194-G-83) of Boulazac
Drew Brandon (193-G-92) of Phoenix Galati
Marko Pavlovic (210-C-86) of Phoenix Galati
Adrian Diaz (213-C-93) of BC Timisoara
Milos Komatina (206-F/C-84) of BC Timisoara
Aleksandar Kostoski (186-PG-88) of Pitesti
Pavel Marinov (199-SF-88) of Lille
Alexandar Mladenovic (207-C-84) of Pitesti

All-Domestic Players Team
G/F: Andrei Mandache (191-G/F-87) of Oradea
PF: Vlad Moldoveanu (206-PF-88) of UBT Cluj Napoca
F: Bogdan Popescu (200-F-78) of CSU Sibiu
F: Yurii Frasenyuk (200-F-86) of Steaua CSM
C: Catalin Burlacu (210-C-77) of Craiova

All-Imports Team
G: Kevin Hardy (188-G-93) of CSU Sibiu
G: Cameron Long (193-G-88) of Maccabi Rishon
SG: Kyndall Dykes (192-SG-87) of UBT Cluj Napoca
F/C: Randal Falker (201-F/C-85) of Steaua CSM
C/F: Ousmane Barro (207-C/F-84) of UBT Cluj Napoca

All-Bosmans Team
PG: Filip Adamovic (183-PG-88) of UBT Cluj Napoca
PG: Aleksandar Rasic (195-PG-84) of UBT Cluj Napoca
G: Branko Mirkovic (190-G-82) of Kalev/Cramo
G/F: Milos Bojovic (198-G/F-81) of Phoenix Galati
F: Danilo Tasic (207-F-93) of Dinamo B.



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  RUSSIA  


Clarke comes back to Arecibo, ex Unics - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Capitanes de Arecibo (BSN) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American forward Coty Clarke (201-105kg-92, college: Arkansas, agency: BeoBasket). It is actually his comeback to Capitanes as he has played here before. Clarke He moved there from Unics in Russian VTB league where he started the season. In 19 games he recorded 9.4ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg this season. The last summer Clarke played at Capitanes. In 19 BSN games he was third best scorer with impressive 19.1ppg and had 6.3rpg and 4.4apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice). Great season indeed as he was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Puerto Rican BSN Honorable Mention.
Clarke has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Clarke has played previously professionally in Israel (Galil Elion), NBA (Boston Celtics) and D-League (Maine Red Claws).
He attended University of Arkansas until 2014 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SENEGAL  


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

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

Clevin Hannah
Clevin Hannah
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Clevin Hannah (179-87, college: Wichita St., currently plays in Lithuania). He could not help Lietuvos rytas (26-10) to beat Lietkabelis (25-11). Hannah scored 9 points and added 3 assists. But Lietuvos rytas was defeated 81-73 at home by the lower-ranked Lietkabelis (#3). This season Hannah averages: 8.0ppg, 1.1rpg, 3.7apg, 2FGP: 54.1%, 3FGP: 39.3% and FT: 81.6%. He has a dual citizenship: Senegalese and American. Hannah is currently a member of the Senegalese senior national team.

Cheikh Mbodj
Cheikh Mbodj
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Cheikh Mbodj (208-87, agency: Octagon Europe, college: Cincinnati, currently plays in Poland). He contributed to a Twarde Pierniki's victory against the eighth-ranked Energa Czarni (19-13) 83-76 in the Polish PLK on Saturday night. Mbodj scored 6 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and made 6 blocks in 17 minutes. Polski Cukier Torun (21-11) is placed fourth in the PLK. This year Mbodj's overall stats are: 6.8ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.6bpg, 2FGP: 46.0% and FT: 76.7% in 12 games he played so far. He is in the roster of the Senegalese senior national team.

Maleye N'Doye
Maleye N'Doye
   #3. The Senegalese player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced international small forward Maleye N'Doye (202-80, college: Furman, currently plays in France). N'Doye helped Paris-Levallois win their game against the closely-ranked JSF Nanterre (25-9) 77-71 in the French ProA in Thursday night's game. He scored 8 points. Paris-Levallois (20-14) is placed sixth in the ProA. It's N'Doye's fifth season with the team. N'Doye's total stats this year are: 4.4ppg, 2.0rpg, 2FGP: 43.5%, 3FGP: 31.0% and FT: 65.2%. He is also a member of the Senegalese senior national team.

Moussa Diagne
Moussa Diagne
   #4. Center Moussa Diagne (211-94, currently plays in Spain) managed to help FC Barcelona Lassa to win against the closely-ranked Valencia Basket (23-9) 91-79 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Thursday night. Diagne scored only 2 points. FC Barcelona Lassa (22-10) is placed sixth in the Liga Endesa. Diagne's total stats this season are: 2.9ppg and 3.1rpg. He is another player who holds two passports: Senegalese and Spanish. Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. Diagne is also Senegalese national team player.

Mamadou Diouf
Mamadou Diouf
   #5. Former international swingman Mamadou Diouf (197-77, college: Delaware, currently plays in Japan) helped Toshiba Thunders win their game against the second-ranked Toyota Alvark (44-16) 84-76 in the Japanese B League in Friday night's game. He recorded 6 points in 16 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Central. Toshiba Brave Thunders Kanagawa (49-11) is placed first. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Diouf has been at the team for five years. This season Diouf's total stats are: 6.0ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.4apg in 54 games. He used to play for the Senegalese national team ten years ago.

Jules Aw
Jules Aw
   #6. Power forward Jules Aw (202-86, currently plays in Switzerland) was not able to help Lugano Tigers (15-10) in their last game on Thursday. Despite Aw's good performance the third-placed Lugano Tigers (15-10) were defeated 85-74 on the road by the second-ranked Monthey in the Places 1-6 group. He scored 13 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Aw has relatively good stats this season: 10.6ppg, 7.6rpg and 1.3apg. He is a former international player as he played for the Senegalese senior team ten years ago.

Aziz N'Diaye
Aziz N'Diaye
   #7. Former international center Aziz N'Diaye (213-88, agency: Babcock Sports, college: Washington, currently plays in Japan) helped Dragonflies win their game against the leader Gunma (40-20) 78-65 in the Japanese B League D2 in Saturday night's game. N'Diaye recorded 5 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks in 15 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group West. Hiroshima Dragonflies (46-14) are placed second. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. N'Diaye has averaged so far 9.1ppg, 7.3rpg and 1.1bpg in 47 games. He used to play for the Senegalese national team ten years ago.

Youssoupha Fall
Youssoupha Fall
   #8. Center Youssoupha Fall (221-95, currently plays in France) was not able to secure a victory for Poitiers (17-17) in their last game on Friday. Despite Fall's good performance Poitiers was edged 75-73 on their home court in Poitiers by the lower-ranked Denain Voltaire (#12). He recorded a double-double by scoring 11 points and getting 10 rebounds. Fall also added 2 blocks. The Regular Season already ended. It's Fall's first season with the team. This year he has relatively solid stats: 10.4ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.5bpg. Fall used to play for the Senegalese U18 national team back in 2012.

Pape Faye
Pape Faye
   #9. International center Pape Faye (200-87, currently plays in Japan) couldn't help Yokohama BC (16-44) in their game against Toyama Grouses (18-42) in the Japanese B League. He cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones. Faye recorded only 3 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in 23 minutes. Yokohama BC (#6) lost 71-79 in Toyama to the higher-ranked (#5) Grouses in the Central group. It was Yokohama BC's fourth consecutive loss in a row. Faye has averaged so far 7.9ppg, 7.5rpg and 1.2apg in 63 games. He is also in the roster of the Senegalese national team.

Pape Badji
Pape Badji
   #10. Power forward Pape Badji (208-92, currently plays in Belgium) couldn't help Kangoeroes (17-5) in their game against Oostende (32-6) in the Belgian Euromillions League. Badji cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Kangoeroes was badly defeated 72-53 on their home court in Willebroek by the leading Oostende. Badji has reliable stats this season: 13.4ppg and 7.0rpg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Senegalese National Team roster.

   #11. International center Mansour Kasse (208-92, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Moron (16-14) in their last game. Despite Kasse's good performance Moron was crushed 95-74 in Valladolid by the higher-ranked (#7) Blancos de Rueda. He was the top scorer with 14 points. Kasse also added 8 rebounds in 26 minutes. Kasse has averaged so far 9.1ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.1bpg and 1.1spg in 16 games. He plays currently for the Senegalese national team.

   #12. Former U20 international forward Daniel Gomis (208-91, college: Oregon St., currently plays in New Zealand) couldn't help Mountain Airs in their game against Saints in the New Zealand NBL. He cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. Gomis recorded only 2 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 25 minutes. His team were crushed by 28 points 91-63. Gomis has averaged so far 6.4ppg, 9.3rpg, 1.4apg and 1.3bpg in seven games. He used to play for the Senegalese U20 national team back in 2008.

   #13. Former international guard Ousmane Gueye (192-82, currently plays in Italy) couldn't help Montegrano (26-4) in their last game on Friday. Despite Gueye's good performance Montegrano (#2) was defeated 81-75 on the opponent's court by the leading Pescara in the Group D. He was the top scorer with 12 points. Gueye averaged so far 10.1ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.6apg. He used to play for the Senegalese national team six years ago.

   #14. International center Moise Diame (206-86, currently plays in France) couldn't help ADA Blois in their game against JA Vichy in the French ProB (second division). He cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones. Diame recorded only 3 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocks. His team was edged 83-81. Diame has averaged so far 7.0ppg and 6.8rpg. He plays currently for the Senegalese national team.

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

   #1. Ilimane Diop (210-C-95, currently plays in Spain) could not help Baskonia (23-9) in their last game. Despite his good performance Baskonia lost 79-94 on the road to the lower-ranked (#7) Gran Canaria. Diop scored 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) in 17 minutes. It's Diop's fourth season with the team. This year he averages: 4.7ppg and 2.9rpg in 30 games he played so far. Diop has a dual citizenship: Senegalese and Spanish.

   #2. Elson Mendy (200-F-85, currently plays in France) contributed to Souffelweyersheim's victory against the eighth-ranked Lourdes-Tarbes (19-15) 87-77 in the French NM1 (third division) last Saturday. Mendy scored 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 33 minutes. BC Souffelweyersheim (23-11) is placed third in the NM1. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. This year Mendy's total stats are: 9.1ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.6apg in 39 games.

   #3. Mouhamed Barro (205-F-95, currently plays in Spain) led Oviedo CB to a victory against the closely-ranked Palencia Baloncesto (22-12) 74-68 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Sunday. Barro recorded a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 12 rebounds. Union Financiera Baloncesto Oviedo (22-12) is placed fourth in the LEB Gold. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. It's Barro's first season with the team. He has averaged so far 5.4ppg and 4.2rpg.

   #4. Experienced Mamadou Dia (201-C/F-78, currently plays in France) contributed to a Provence Basket's victory against the 15th-ranked Chorale de Roanne (14-20) 79-65 in the French ProB (second division) on Friday night. Dia recorded 9 points in 16 minutes. FOS Provence Basket (22-12) is placed second in the ProB. Dia is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his 11th year in Provence Basket's roster. He has averaged so far 8.1ppg and 2.3rpg in 35 games. Dia is another player who holds two passports: Senegalese and French.

   #5. Mamadou Niang (209-C-94, 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. He cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. Niang recorded only 2 points. CB Canarias was defeated 79-65 in Malaga by the higher-ranked Unicaja (#4). Niang has averaged so far 2.7ppg and 2.3rpg.

   #6. Mamadou Samb (210-C/F-89, currently plays in Spain) helped Palencia Baloncesto win their game against the closely-ranked Oviedo CB 81-70 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Friday. He scored 14 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in a mere 16 minutes. Samb has relatively good stats this year: 11.3ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.1bpg in 32 games. He has both Senegalese and Spanish nationalities. Despite Samb's Senegalese passport, he previously played for the Spanish U20 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Senegalese team.

   #7. Papa Beye (202-F/C-89, currently plays in France) managed to help ALM Evreux Basket to win against the fourth-ranked Boulazac Basket 75-68 in the French ProB (second division) on Friday night. Beye recorded only 2 points. Beye has averaged so far 6.2ppg and 3.9rpg.

   #8. Michel Diouf (208-C/F-90, currently plays in Spain) was the major contributor in Estela's victory against the third-ranked Mollet 64-55 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) on Saturday night. Diouf scored 12 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 24 minutes. Diouf has averaged so far 7.4ppg and 5.3rpg in 11 games.

   #9. Mbagne Diop (209-C-92, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Cazorla in their game against La Roda in the Spanish EBA (fourth division). Diop scored only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 13 minutes. His team lost 78-87. Diop has averaged so far 4.9ppg and 3.9rpg in 24 games.



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

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

Milos Teodosic
Milos Teodosic
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Milos Teodosic (195-87, currently plays in VTB United League). He led his Russian team CSKA to a victory against the fourth-ranked Lokomotiv (19-5) 101-95 in the VTB United League in Friday night's game. Teodosic recorded 12 points and added 6 assists in 23 minutes on the court. CSKA Moscow (22-2) is placed first in group A. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. It's Teodosic's sixth season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 10.6ppg, 2.8rpg, 6.5apg, 2FGP: 52.7%, 3FGP: 35.5% and FT: 79.5% in 16 games he played so far. Teodosic is currently a member of the Serbian senior national team.

Bogdan Bogdanovic
Bogdan Bogdanovic
   #2. Second place goes to an international swingman Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-92, currently plays in Turkey). He contributed to an easy victory against the ninth-ranked Tofas (15-15) 92-76 in the Turkish BSL last Wednesday. Bogdanovic recorded 10 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists. Fenerbahce Istanbul (28-2) is placed first in the BSL. It was his team's 21st consecutive victory in a row. This season Bogdanovic has relatively solid stats: 13.6ppg, 3.4rpg, 4.2apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 62.5%(55-88), 3FGP: 32.9% and FT: 89.7%. He is in the roster of the Serbian senior national team.

Nikola Kalinic
Nikola Kalinic
   #3. The Serbian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Nikola Kalinic (202-91, currently plays in Turkey) is a teammate of previously mentioned Bogdan Bogdanovic. But that was another game of his team in Turkish BSL which we would like to mention. Kalinic contributed to Fenerbahce's victory against the ninth-ranked Tofas (15-15) 79-73. He scored 12 points in 22 minutes. Fenerbahce Istanbul (28-2) is placed first in the BSL. It was his team's 21st consecutive victory in a row. This year Kalinic averages: 7.7ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.8apg, 2FGP: 53.9%, 3FGP: 42.6% and FT: 72.9% in 27 games. He is also a member of the Serbian senior national team.

Stefan Markovic
Stefan Markovic
   #4. Guard Stefan Markovic (197-88, currently plays in VTB United League) contributed to Zenit's victory against the closely-ranked Khimki (19-5) 99-95 in the VTB United League in Thursday night's game. Markovic recorded 13 points and added 9 assists. Zenit Saint Petersburg (21-3) is placed second in group A. It was his team's 15th consecutive victory in a row. Markovic has reliable stats this season: 10.3ppg, 4.3rpg, 7.8apg and 1.5spg. He is also Serbian national team player.

Branko Cvetkovic
Branko Cvetkovic
   #5. An experienced former international swingman Branko Cvetkovic (200-84, agency: AproK Sports Group, currently plays in Lebanon) contributed to a Al Riyadi's victory against the leader Homenetmen (23-1) 73-64 in a derby game in the Lebanese Pepsi LBL last Friday. Cvetkovic scored 14 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 8 assists in 38 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in Group B. Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (6-0) is placed first. So far his team won all six games in the Finals. Cvetkovic has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.3ppg, 4.6rpg, 3.0apg and 1.2spg in 30 games. Cvetkovic used to play for the Serbian national team nine years ago.

Vladimir Micov
Vladimir Micov
   #6. Forward Vladimir Micov (201-85, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Turkey) led Galatasaray to a victory over the closely-ranked Anadolu Efes (23-7) 73-63 in a derby game in the Turkish BSL on Thursday night. He was MVP of the game. Micov scored 18 points and added 3 passes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (20-6) is placed third in the BSL. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. Micov's stats this season are: 11.9ppg, 2.1rpg, 2.6apg and 1.1spg. He is a former international player as he played for the Serbian senior team three years ago.

Nemanja Nedovic
Nemanja Nedovic
   #7. International point guard Nemanja Nedovic (191-91, currently plays in Spain) helped Unicaja Malaga win their game against the closely-ranked CB Canarias (22-10) 79-65 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game. Nedovic recorded 12 points and added 4 assists (made all of his six free throws) in a mere 19 minutes. Unicaja Malaga (22-10) is placed fourth in the Liga Endesa. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Nedovic's stats this year are: 13.6ppg, 1.6rpg and 3.6apg in 27 games. He is also Serbian national team player.

Vladimir Lucic
Vladimir Lucic
   #8. Small forward Vladimir Lucic (201-89, currently plays in Germany) could not help one of league's weakest teams Bayern Muenchen (28-4) in their last game on Thursday. Despite Lucic's good performance Bayern Muenchen was defeated 80-76 on the road by the second-ranked Brose Baskets. He was the second best scorer with 11 points. It's Lucic's first season with the team. Lucic's overall stats this year are: 9.4ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.6apg. He plays currently for the Serbian national team.

Vladimir Stimac
Vladimir Stimac
   #9. International center Vladimir Stimac (210-87, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Turkey) helped Besiktas win their game against the seventh-ranked Gaziantep (16-14) 77-70 in the Turkish BSL in Thursday night's game. He scored 9 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul (24-6) is placed second in the BSL. Stimac averaged so far 13.9ppg, 9.6rpg and 1.2apg. He is also in the roster of the Serbian national team.

Vasilije Micic
Vasilije Micic
   #10. Point guard Vasilije Micic (196-94, also represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Turkey) faced previously mentioned Nikola Kalinic in the Turkish BSL last game. Micic was not able to help Tofas (15-15) in their last game on Friday. Despite his good performance Tofas was defeated 79-73 at home by the leading Fenerbahce. Micic was the second best scorer with 14 points. He also added 4 boards, dished 4 assists and stole 3 balls. Micic averaged so far 13.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.9apg and 1.4spg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Serbian National Team roster.

   #11. Former University international swingman Djordje Drenovac (201-92, currently plays in FYR Macedonia) was the major contributor in a MZT Skopje's victory against the third-ranked Karpos Sokoli 86-82 in a derby game in the FYR Macedonian Prva Liga in Wednesday night's game. Drenovac scored 23 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 39 minutes. Drenovac has very impressive stats this year: 15.9ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1spg in 17 games. He used to play for the Serbian university national team two years ago.

   #12. International center Nikola Milutinov (212-94, currently plays in Greece) managed to help Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus to win against the closely-ranked Aris 79-65 in the Greek A1 in Thursday night's game. He scored only 2 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Milutinov's overall stats this season are: 5.5ppg and 3.9rpg. He is also in the roster of the Serbian national team.

   #13. Former University international guard Stefan Sinovec (195-88, another player represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in FYR Macedonia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Djordje Drenovac. However that was another game of his team in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga which brought him to that list. Sinovec was not able to secure a victory for MZT Skopje in their game against Karpos Sokoli, despite his very good performance in Sunday night's game. He was the top scorer with 17 points. Sinovec also added 5 rebounds and 5 assists in 26 minutes. But his team lost 78-86. This year Sinovec's overall stats are: 5.3ppg, 2.9rpg and 2.3apg in seven games. He used to play for the Serbian university national team six years ago.

   #14. International power forward Milan Macvan (206-89, currently plays in Italy) couldn't help Armani Milano in their game against Dolomiti En. TR in the Italian Serie A. Macvan recorded 5 points. His team was defeated 76-66. Macvan averaged so far 11.3ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.6apg. He plays currently for the Serbian national team.

   #15. Former University international point guard Bogic Vujosevic (190-92, agency: Octagon Europe, currently plays in Austria) was the main contributor in a 2-point Kapfenberg Bulls' victory against the closely-ranked Gmunden Swans 61-59 in the Austrian A Bundesliga on Sunday night. Vujosevic was the best player in that game. He recorded 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his nine free throws !!!) in 32 minutes. Vujosevic averaged so far 14.6ppg, 3.8rpg, 5.5apg and 1.2spg in 37 games. He used to play for the Serbian university national team four years ago.

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

   #1. DeMarcus Nelson (193-G-85, college: Duke, currently plays in France) was the major contributor in an ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket's surprising victory against the league leader Monaco (30-4) 72-69 in the French ProA on Monday night. Nelson recorded 15 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his five free throws) in 30 minutes. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (19-15) is placed eighth in the ProA. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year Nelson's overall stats are: 8.1ppg, 4.2rpg, 4.0apg and 1.1spg in 32 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Nelson used to play for Crvena Zvezda Telekom Beograd in Serbian league.

   #2. Experienced Oliver Stevic (204-F/C-84, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Spain) led Andorra to a victory against the league leader Real Madrid (25-7) 89-77 in the Spanish Liga Endesa last Friday. Stevic scored 15 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 23 minutes. MoraBanc Andorra (16-16) is placed eighth in the Liga Endesa. This year Stevic's overall stats are: 9.7ppg and 4.5rpg in 31 games.

   #3. Sasa Borovnjak (206-C/F-89, agency: 011 Sports, college: Penn St., currently plays in Portugal) led FC Porto Ferpinta to a victory over the fourth-ranked Vitoria SC (21-11) 83-78 in the Portuguese LPB last Sunday. Borovnjak was the best player in that game. He scored 23 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. FC Porto (26-6) is placed first in Places 1-6 group. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Borovnjak averaged so far 14.6ppg and 5.2rpg.

   #4. Steven Markovic (190-G-85, currently plays in Australia) could not help Bankstown Bruins (7-4) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the third-placed Bankstown Bruins (7-4) lost 99-105 on the road to the lower-ranked (#3) Norths Soul Sports Bears in the WARATAH group. Markovic had a double-double by scoring 37 points and making 13 passes. He also added 4 rebounds in 32 minutes. Markovic has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 25.8ppg, 4.0rpg and 8.2apg in nine games. Markovic has a dual citizenship: Serbian and Australian.

   #5. Nikola Djuric (201-F/C-91, currently plays in Bulgaria) was not able to help Cherno More (7-17) in their last game. Despite Djuric's very good performance Cherno More was badly defeated 102-82 in Samokov by the higher-ranked (#4) Rilski. He was the top scorer with 28 points. Djuric also added 4 rebounds in 34 minutes. Djuric averaged so far 12.5ppg and 5.3rpg in 32 games.

   #6. Danilo Mijatovic (206-F/C-83, currently plays in FYR Macedonia) was not able to secure a victory for MZT Skopje (9-1) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his very good performance the first-placed MZT Skopje was defeated 86-78 in a derby game by the lower-ranked Karpos Sokoli (#3) in the Places 1-6 group. Mijatovic was the second best scorer with 17 points. He also added 6 rebounds. Mijatovic averaged so far 10.5ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.3apg.

   #7. Ivan Zigeranovic (212-C-84, agency: BeoExcell, currently plays in Hungary) contributed to a Falco KC's victory against the second-ranked Kaposvari 84-77 in the Hungarian A Division in Friday night's game. Zigeranovic recorded 18 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Zigeranovic averaged so far 10.2ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.1apg.

   #8. Alexandre Gavrilovic (208-F/C-91, agency: Duran International, college: Towson, currently plays in France) couldn't help Chorale de Roanne (14-20) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Chorale de Roanne lost 80-87 in Saint Chamond to the higher-ranked (#13) Saint Chamond. Gavrilovic had a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 12 rebounds in 23 minutes. This year Gavrilovic's total stats are: 8.0ppg and 4.1rpg in 34 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Serbian and French. Despite Gavrilovic's Serbian nationality, he previously played for the French U20 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Serbian team.

   #9. Dusan Mladjan (198-G/F-86, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Switzerland) couldn't help Fribourg (3-0) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite Mladjan's very good performance the first-placed Fribourg was defeated 70-61 in Geneve by the lower-ranked Lions (#4) in the Places 1-6 group. He was the top scorer with 19 points. Mladjan also added 4 rebounds. Mladjan averaged so far 13.1ppg and 2.3rpg. He has both Serbian and Swiss nationalities.

   #10. Vladimir Jankovic (202-F-90, currently plays in Greece) couldn't help Aris in their game against Olympiacos in the Greek A1. Jankovic cannot count Thursday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 3 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 5 assists in 30 minutes. His team lost 65-79. This year Jankovic's total stats are: 8.6ppg, 4.0rpg and 2.6apg in 26 games. He also holds two passports: Serbian and Greek.



Anadolu Efes could land Vasilije Micic - by Eurobasket News

Anadolu Efes Istanbul (BSL) is close to sign 23-year old Serbian international point guard Vasilije Micic (196-94, agency: BeoBasket) who currently played at Tofas Bursa. In 24 BSL games in Turkey he recorded 13.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.9apg and 1.4spg this season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. Great season indeed as he was voted to Turkish League All-Star Game 3-Point Shootout. The last season Micic played at Crvena Zvezda in Serbian KLS. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 12 KLS games he averaged 5.0ppg, 1.5rpg, 2.6apg and 1.3spg. Micic contributed to his team winning the Serbian League title (twice) (also twice). Micic also played 17 games in Euroleague where he had 5.5ppg, 1.8rpg and 3.6apg (top 5). He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. Micic also played 14 games in ABA League where he got 4.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 4.1apg. The other team Micic played shortly was Bayern Muenchen in German BBL. In four games he got just 2.5ppg and 2.3apg. He also played 4 games in Euroleague, but he got only 0.5ppg.
Three years ago Micic was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) in second round (52nd overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he received Eurobasket.com All-World Championships U19 1st Team award back in 2013.
Micic has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2013 and previously for U19 National Team in 2013.
Micic represented Serbia at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 11 games: 4.4ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.3apg.
Micic has played previously professionally in Italy and Serbia (Mega Leks).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kimani Ffriend gets MVP of the Week award for Serbian KLS (Second Stage) - by Eurobasket News

Experienced Jamaican Kimani Ffriend (211-C-77) had an amazing evening in the last round for Dynamic BG and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11 (Second Stage).
The 39-year old center had the game-high 28 points adding five rebounds and three assists for Dynamic BG as his team lost the game against FMP (#3, 7-4) 75-89. Dynamic BG maintains the 6th position in Serbian KLS. Dynamic BG is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. But it was their 7th lost game this season out of 11 games. Ffriend turned to be Dynamic BG's top player in his first season with the team. Kimani Ffriend averages this season 14.6ppg and 6.1rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 27-year old center Uros Lukovic (213-C-89, agency: BeoBasket) of second-ranked Partizan. Lukovic impressed basketball fans with 20 points and 6 rebounds. Of course he led Partizan to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Spartak (#8, 1-10) 100-80. Partizan's second position in the standings has not changed. His team belongs to top of the standings with 10-1 record and is considered one of the main candidates for the league title. Lukovic is a newcomer at Partizan and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.

The third best performed player last round was another Dynamic BG's star - Marko Cakarevic (200-F/G-88). Cakarevic scored 22 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). Despite Cakarevic's great performance Dynamic BG lost 75-89 to the higher-ranked FMP (#3, 7-4). But his team cannot count on just these two top stars as they also need help of the other teammates. The chances of Dynamic BG not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 7 games, recording just four victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Cakarevic could try to bring Dynamic BG's a little bit higher in the standings. Cakarevic has individually a great season in Serbia. After 21 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 6.5rpg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dejan Davidovac (202-SF-95) of FMP - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Bojan Krstovic (194-G-80) of Vrsac - 23 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Marko Marinovic (183-PG-83) of Borac - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Igor Kesar (210-C-92) of Spartak - 19 points and 7 rebounds
8. Nikola Tanaskovic (203-F-97) of Partizan - 9 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Stefan Fundic (199-F-94) of Vrsac - 13 points and 10 rebounds
10. Stefan Jovic (198-G-90) of Crvena Zvezda - 20 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists

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



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

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

Gasper Vidmar
Gasper Vidmar
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Gasper Vidmar (211-87, currently plays in Turkey). He could not help one of league's weakest teams Banvit (21-9) in their last game. Despite Vidmar's good performance Banvit lost 67-72 on the road to the higher-ranked (#4) Darussafaka. He had a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting the same number of rebounds in 30 minutes on the court. This year Vidmar averages: 9.8ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 65.4%(125-191) and FT: 38.3% in 32 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Slovenian senior national team.

Luka Doncic
Luka Doncic
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Luka Doncic (201-99, currently plays in Spain). Doncic was not able to help Real Madrid in their game against Andorra (16-16) in the Spanish Liga Endesa. He scored 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. The league leader Real Madrid was defeated 89-77 on the opponent's court by the much lower-ranked Andorra (#8). Doncic's overall stats this season are: 7.6ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.1apg, 2FGP: 57.8%(63-109), 3FGP: 29.8% and FT: 78.1%. He is in the roster of the Slovenian senior national team.

Alen Omic
Alen Omic
   #3. The Slovenian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international center Alen Omic (216-92, currently plays in Spain). Omic contributed to an Unicaja Malaga's victory against the closely-ranked CB Canarias (22-10) 79-65 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Sunday night. He recorded 9 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 26 minutes. Unicaja Malaga (22-10) is placed fourth in the Liga Endesa. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. This year Omic's overall stats are: 6.1ppg, 5.2rpg, 2FGP: 49.4% and FT: 61.7% in 18 games. He is also a member of the Slovenian senior national team.

Edo Muric
Edo Muric
   #4. Forward Edo Muric (202-91, currently plays in Turkey) is a teammate of previously mentioned Gasper Vidmar. But that was another game of his team in Turkish BSL which we would like to mention. Muric was not able to secure a victory for one of league's weakest teams Banvit (21-9) in their last game on Friday. Despite his good performance Banvit was defeated 74-70 in Istanbul by the higher-ranked Darussafaka (#4). Muric scored 11 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. It's Muric's first season with the team. His total stats this year are: 7.2ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.7apg. Muric is also Slovenian national team player.

Nebojsa Joksimovic
Nebojsa Joksimovic
   #5. An experienced former international small forward Nebojsa Joksimovic (193-81, agency: PEPI SPORT, currently plays in Croatia) contributed to Cibona's victory against the closely-ranked Cedevita (18-8) 72-67 in a derby game in the Croatian A1 last Thursday. He scored 9 points and added 4 assists in 20 minutes. KK Cibona VIP Zagreb (20-6) is placed fourth in the A1. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. This year Joksimovic's total stats are: 6.1ppg, 2.6rpg and 2.6apg in 29 games. He used to play for the Slovenian national team two years ago.

Jure Balazic
Jure Balazic
   #6. Forward Jure Balazic (204-80, currently plays in Turkey) couldn't help Gaziantep (16-14) in their game against Besiktas (24-6) in the Turkish BSL. Balazic recorded 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Gaziantep was defeated 66-57 in Istanbul by the second-ranked Besiktas. Balazic has averaged so far 7.3ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.3apg. He is a former international player as he played for the Slovenian senior team two years ago.

Mirza Begic
Mirza Begic
   #7. Former international center Mirza Begic (216-85, currently plays in Croatia) faced previously mentioned Nebojsa Joksimovic in the Croatian A1 last game. Begic couldn't help Cedevita (18-8) in their game against Cibona (20-6). He scored 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 18 minutes. Cedevita lost 67-72 in a derby game to the higher-ranked (#4) Cibona. Begic has averaged so far 5.7ppg and 3.5rpg in 10 games. He used to play for the Slovenian national team four years ago.

Jaka Blazic
Jaka Blazic
   #8. Guard Jaka Blazic (196-90, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Baskonia (23-9) in their game against Gran Canaria (21-11) in the Spanish Liga Endesa. Blazic cannot count Thursday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 3 points. Baskonia was defeated 94-79 in Las Palmas by the lower-ranked Gran Canaria (#7). Blazic has averaged so far 6.2ppg and 2.3rpg. He plays currently for the Slovenian national team.

Blaz Mahkovic
Blaz Mahkovic
   #9. International forward Blaz Mahkovic (201-90, also represented by PEPI SPORT, currently plays in Bosnia) led Igokea to an easy victory against the second-ranked Bosna-Royal (7-3) crushing them 96-72 in the Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I on Saturday night. Mahkovic scored 13 points in 21 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Liga 6. BC Igokea Aleksandrovac (9-1) is placed first. It was his team's ninth consecutive victory in a row. Mahkovic has averaged so far 7.8ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.1apg in 15 games. He is also in the roster of the Slovenian national team.

Emir Preldzic
Emir Preldzic
   #10. Swingman Emir Preldzic (206-87, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Turkey) couldn't help Galatasaray (20-6) in their game against Anadolu Efes (23-7) in the Turkish BSL. Preldzic cannot count Tuesday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 2 points in 6 minutes on the court. Galatasaray lost 85-95 in a derby game to the lower-ranked (#3) Anadolu Efes. Preldzic has averaged so far 4.6ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.7apg in 20 games. He is a former international player as nine years ago he still played for the Slovenian senior national team.

   #11. Former U20 international forward Dejan Cigoja (205-88, currently plays in Austria) couldn't help Raiffeisen Wels in their game against Redwell Gunners Oberwart in the Austrian A Bundesliga. Cigoja scored 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. His team were defeated 77-67. Cigoja has averaged so far 9.2ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.2apg. He used to play for the Slovenian U20 national team nine years ago.

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

   #1. Kevin Pangos (188-PG-93, college: Gonzaga, currently plays in Lithuania) managed to help B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas to win against the closely-ranked Neptunas (21-15) crushing them 83-60 in the Lithuanian LKL in Friday night's game. Pangos scored only 2 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 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. Pangos has averaged so far 8.0ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.9apg. He has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Slovenian.



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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 Madrid15.8 
 3. Shermadini, Andor.15.6 
 4. Bamforth, RE.14.5 
 5. Jelovac, Zaragoza14.3 
 6. Larkin, Baskonia14.2 
 7. Campazzo, UCAM M.14.1 
 8. Benzing, Zaragoza13.7 
 9. Nedovic, Unicaja13.6 
 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.7.6 
 3. Diagne, Fuenlabrada6.7 
 4. Mahalbasic, Sevilla6.6 
 5. Ayon, Real Madrid6.4 
 6. Suton, Estudiantes6.2 
 7. Norel, Zaragoza6.1 
 8. Voigtmann, Basko.5.8 
 9. Fotu, Zaragoza5.7 
 10. Eric, RE.5.6 
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, Baskonia4.9 
 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. Larkin, Baskonia1.4 
 5. Hanga, Baskonia1.4 
 6. Machado, Manresa1.3 
 7. Lockett, Sevilla1.2 
 8. Fernandez, Real M.1.1 
 9. Mumbru, RE.1.1 
 10. Diot, Valencia1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Xavier REY
  Manresa
  (210-C-87)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Rey, Manresa1.2 
 2. N''diaye, Unicaja1.2 
 3. Randolph, Real Madrid1.1 
 4. Tumba, UCAM M.1.0 
 5. Pustovyi, Obradoiro1.0 
 6. Antetokounmp., Andor.0.9 
 7. Jordan, Joventut0.8 
 8. Traore, Estudiantes0.8 
 9. Ayon, Real Madrid0.8 
 10. Diagne, Fuenlabrada0.8 


Stats Leaders - LEB Gold

Points Per Game
 Zaid HEARST
  Araberri
  (193-G-)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Hearst, Araberri20.2 
 2. Berhanemeske., Arabe.18.9 
 3. Derksen, Marin18.2 
 4. Nevels, Forca Lleida16.4 
 5. Pena, Coruna16.0 
 6. Carlson, Gipuzkoa.15.7 
 7. Rakocevic, Caceres15.0 
 8. Ortega, Prat14.6 
 9. Bivia, Palma14.3 
 10. Huskic, Burgos13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordi TRIAS
  FC Barc.
  (208-F-80)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Trias, FC Barc.10.2 
 2. Marcius, Caceres7.8 
 3. Huskic, Burgos7.1 
 4. Fakuade, Breogan6.9 
 5. Stainbrook, Breogan6.8 
 6. Gerun, CB Clavijo6.7 
 7. Cruz-Uceda, Breogan6.7 
 8. Slezas, Gipuzkoa.6.5 
 9. Ortega, Prat6.4 
 10. Guerra, Ourense6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Oscar ALVARADO
  Araberri
  (184-PG-91)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Alvarado, Araberri5.4 
 2. Perez, Oviedo5.3 
 3. Forcada, Prat4.7 
 4. Uriz, Gipuzkoa GBC4.7 
 5. Faner, Castello4.6 
 6. Monaghan, Coruna4.5 
 7. Diaz, Ourense4.2 
 8. Gintvainis, Huesca4.1 
 9. Franch, Breogan4.1 
 10. Arevalo, Castello3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Xavier FORCADA
  Prat
  (194-G-88)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Forcada, Prat2.1 
 2. Nevels, Forca Lleida1.9 
 3. Arevalo, Castello1.8 
 4. Pena, Coruna1.7 
 5. Simeon, Marin1.6 
 6. Diaz, Ourense1.6 
 7. Uriz, Gipuzkoa GBC1.6 
 8. Faner, Castello1.6 
 9. Ott, Melilla1.5 
 10. Corrales, Caceres1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Alberto FONTET
  Huesca
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Fontet, Huesca1.5 
 2. Samb, Palencia1.1 
 3. Gatell, Melilla1.1 
 4. Mbaye, Forca L.1.1 
 5. Marti, Prat1.0 
 6. Dos-Anjos, Oviedo1.0 
 7. Marcius, Caceres1.0 
 8. Gerun, FC Barc.0.9 
 9. Nguirane, Castello0.9 
 10. Diagne, FC Barc.0.8 


Stats Leaders-LEB Silver

Points Per Game
 Sergio DE LA FUENTE
  Valladol.
  (198-C-89)
  Avg: 17
 1. De-La-Fuente, Valladol.17.0 
 2. Hansen, Zamorano16.4 
 3. Diaz-Morera, L''Hospit.16.4 
 4. Narros, Navarra16.2 
 5. Beranek, Avila16.1 
 6. Davis, Albacete15.9 
 7. Vucetic, Zornotza15.6 
 8. Mbamalu, Agustino.15.1 
 9. Wade-Chatman, Valladol.15.1 
 10. Nkaloulou, Camba.14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jack CROOK
  Agustino.
  (211-C-93)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Crook, Agustino.9.5 
 2. De-La-Fuente, Valladol.9.5 
 3. Torres, Tarragona9.0 
 4. Salazar, Zornotza8.0 
 5. Beranek, Avila7.6 
 6. Solarin, Zamorano7.5 
 7. Conde, Gandia7.0 
 8. Dezelski, Sammic I.6.9 
 9. De-L., Granada6.9 
 10. Rejon, Lucentum6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Lamonte THOMAS
  Alcazar
  (187-G-90)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Thomas, Alcazar4.8 
 2. Niang, Zamorano4.3 
 3. Rejon, Lucentum3.8 
 4. Marzo, Lucentum3.3 
 5. Fuentes, Navarra3.2 
 6. Guia, L''Hospitalet3.2 
 7. Chapela, Cambados3.1 
 8. Medina, Agustino.3.1 
 9. Maiza, Sammic ISB3.0 
 10. Hernandez, Tarra.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Erik QUINTELA
  Cambados
  (184-PG-91)
  Avg: 2
 1. Quintela, Cambados2.0 
 2. Fuentes, Navarra1.9 
 3. Chapela, Cambados1.6 
 4. Gonzalez, Tarragona1.5 
 5. Marin, Moron1.5 
 6. Gil, Gandia1.4 
 7. De-La-Fuente, Valladol.1.4 
 8. Dezelski, Sammic I.1.4 
 9. Graham, Valladolid1.4 
 10. Elias, Albacete1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Boubacar SIDIBE
  Valladolid
  (205-C-94)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Sidibe, Valladolid1.5 
 2. Miller, Gandia1.1 
 3. Martinez, Agustino.1.1 
 4. Keshinro, Moron1.1 
 5. De-L., Granada1.1 
 6. Kasse, Moron1.1 
 7. Elias, Albacete1.0 
 8. Graham, Valladolid1.0 
 9. Nathanaelsso., Albac.0.9 
 10. Conde, Gandia0.9 


LEB Gold Round 3 of Semi-Finals. Burgos enter Finals - by Eurobasket News

Burgos - Breogan 92-81

Burgos edged Breogan to clinch Finals birth. Burgos made 30-of-38 free shots (78.9 percent) during the game. 31 personal fouls committed by Leche Rio Breogan helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for Serbian center Goran Huskic (210-92, college: Howard Col., TX) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points and 5 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Guard Alejandro Lopez (189-91) helped adding 15 points and 5 rebounds. The best for the losing side was guard Jose-Salvador Arco (196-84, agency: Duran International) with 16 points and 5 rebounds and power forward Ivan Cruz-Uceda (208-91, college: Miami, FL) scored 13 points and 7 rebounds. Four Burgos and five Leche Rio Breogan players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Burgos: G.Huskic 19+3reb+5ast, J.Vega 18+4reb, A.Lopez 15+5reb+3ast, A.Barrera 10+2reb, E.Martinez 9+1reb, M.Soluade 7+2reb
Breogan: J.Salvador Arco 16+5reb+3ast, R.Huertas 15+2reb+1ast, I.Cruz Uceda 13+7reb, J.Fernandez 11+2reb+5ast, M.Stainbrook 11+7reb+1ast, S.Quintela 6+1reb
gschID: 547004


Palencia - Oviedo 81-70

Palencia beat visiting Oviedo to take 2-1 lead in the series. Oviedo CB was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was an exceptional evening for power forward Urko Otegui (203-81) who led the winners and scored 22 points and 5 rebounds. Naturalized Senegalese power forward Mamadou Samb (210-89) accounted for 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. Point guard Daniel Perez (188-90) came up with 21 points and 4 steals and swingman Victor Perez (195-82) added 14 points respectively for Oviedo CB in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Palencia: U.Otegui 22+5reb+2ast, R.Bas 14+2reb+1ast, M.Samb 14+5reb, D.Rodriguez 9+3reb+2ast, J.Zamora 6+1ast, L.Barnes 5+5reb+1ast
Oviedo: D.Perez 21+3reb+3ast, V.Perez 14+3reb+1ast, J.Lofberg 14+3reb+1ast, M.Barro 8+6reb, E.Hernandez-Sonseca 7+3reb+1ast, F.Dos Anjos 5+7reb
gschID: 547003





LEB Silver Round 1 of Finals. Valladolid grab the lead - by Eurobasket News

Zornotza - Valladolid 68-73

Valladolid upset Zornotza in the Finals opener. Zornotza was trailing by 6 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 20-14 charge of Blancos de Rueda, which allowed them to win the game. British forward Rowell Graham (197-94) stepped up and scored 23 points for the winners and American guard Henri Wade-Chatman (188-92, college: Edinboro) chipped in 17 points. At the losing side Bahamas swingman JR Cadot (196-87, college: TCU, agency: Dynamics Global Management) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 14 rebounds and American-Jamaican guard Khalid Mutakabbir (193-91, college: Presbyterian, agency: Duran International) scored 17 points. Four Zornotza players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Zornotza: K.Mutakabbir 17+3reb+1ast, V.Vucetic 16+3reb+2ast, J.Cadot 14+14reb+1ast, D.De La Rua 11+3ast, I.Salazar 6+8reb+3ast, J.Martin Orellano 4+3reb+2ast
Valladolid: R.Graham 23+4reb+1ast, H.Wade-Chatman 17+3reb+1ast, D.Astilleros 10+10reb, P.Esteban 9+1ast, G.Mukendi 6+3reb, S.De La Fuente 3+2reb
gschID: 547420





Recap of Liga Endesa Round 2 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Iberostar Tener. - Unicaja 73-67

Iberostar Tenerife held off Unicaja to even the series at 1-1. The hosts were already 12 points ahead at halftime and as many as 14 after three quarters before a 22-14 last quarter charge of Unicaja Malaga cut the lead to 73-67 at the end of the game. The best player for the winners was Canadian-Dutch forward Aaron Doornekamp (201-85, agency: Interperformances) who scored 12 points and 8 rebounds. Argentinian-Italian point guard Nicolas Richotti (183-86) chipped in 14 points and 5 assists. American guard Jamar Smith (191-87, college: S.Indiana, agency: Inception Sports) produced 13 points and international power forward Daniel Diez (202-93) added 9 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Iberostar Tener.: N.Richotti 14+1reb+5ast, T.Kirksay 12+4reb+3ast, A.Doornekamp 12+8reb+1ast, D.White 9+2reb+2ast, F.Vazquez 8+6reb, M.Grigonis 7+1reb+1ast
Unicaja: J.Smith 13+2reb+1ast, O.Lafayette 10+2reb+2ast, D.Diez 9+7reb, C.Suarez 8+2reb+2ast, C.Eyenga 8+6reb, N.Nedovic 7+3reb+2ast
gschID: 546876


Andorra - Real Madrid 89-77

Andorra dropped visiting Real Madrid to force the decisive third game in the series. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 54-38 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Strangely Real Madrid outrebounded Andorra 49-34 including a 19-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Real Madrid's players. 25 personal fouls committed by Real Madrid helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Georgian center Giorgi Shermadini (217-89) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds. Serbian power forward Oliver Stevic (204-84, agency: BeoBasket) contributed with 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four Andorra players scored in double figures. Argentinian-Italian Andres Nocioni (203-79) replied with 15 points and 6 rebounds and Mexican power forward Gustavo Ayon (207-85, college: San Jose St.) added 7 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for Real Madrid. Real Madrid's coach Pablo Laso rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Andorra: G.Shermadini 19+11reb, O.Stevic 15+8reb+1ast, A.Albicy 15+8ast, T.Antetokounmpo 12+5reb, D.Walker 9+1reb+2ast, D.Navarro 7+6reb+4ast
Real Madrid: A.Nocioni 15+6reb, J.Carroll 15, S.Llull 12+2reb+4ast, L.Doncic 8+6reb+2ast, G.Ayon 7+12reb, F.Reyes 5+6reb+1ast
gschID: 546875


FC Barcelona - Valencia 91-79

FC Barcelona bounced back from the road loss and edged Valencia at home court to knot things up at 1-1. The game was mostly controlled by FC Barcelona. Valencia Basket was better in third quarter 27-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. FC Barcelona made 17-of-20 charity shots (85.0 percent) during the game. FC Barcelona outrebounded Valencia Basket 30-19 including 20 on the defensive glass. American-Bosnian point guard Alex Renfroe (191-86, college: Belmont, agency: BeoBasket) scored 16 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Croatian center Ante Tomic (217-87, agency: XL Basketball Agency) chipped in 10 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. Four FC Barcelona players scored in double figures. The former international guard Rafael Martinez (190-82) responded with 15 points and 7 assists and international point guard Guillem Vives (192-93, agency: Interperformances) scored 14 points and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
FC Barcelona: A.Renfroe 16+6reb+2ast, A.Vezenkov 13+5reb+1ast, M.Eriksson 12, V.Claver 11+7reb+2ast, A.Tomic 10+7reb+4ast, B.Oleson 9
Valencia: J.Sastre Morro 17+1reb+1ast, R.Martinez 15+3reb+7ast, G.Vives 14+1reb+4ast, L.Sikma 8+1reb+3ast, B.Dubljevic 6+2reb+1ast, P.Oriola 5+3reb
gschID: 546878


Gran Canaria - Baskonia 94-79

Gran Canaria rallied past Baskonia to draw things level at 1-all in the series. The game was mostly controlled by Gran Canaria. Baskonia managed to win fourth quarter 26-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Gran Canaria dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Baskonia's 30 and made 25-of-27 free shots (92.6 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Baskonia 34-22 including 24 on the defensive glass. American Royce ONeale (198-93, college: Baylor) notched 20 points and 6 rebounds to lead the effort and Dominican forward Eulis Baez (201-82, college: W.Illinois) supported him with 18 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Even 17 points and 4 assists by American point guard Shane Larkin (180-92, college: Miami, FL) did not help to save the game for Baskonia. Georgian forward Tornike Shengelia (206-91) added 12 points for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Gran Canaria: R.O'Neale 20+6reb+3ast, E.Baez 18+6reb+2ast, B.McCalebb 14+3ast, D.Planinic 14+7reb, S.Salin 8+2reb+1ast, A.Oliver 8+4ast
Baskonia: S.Larkin 17+4ast, T.Shengelia 12+3reb+1ast, R.Beaubois 10+2ast, I.Diop 10+5reb, N.Laprovittola 9+1reb, A.Hanga 8+4reb+2ast
gschID: 546877





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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.18.0 
 5. Summers, Pinar K.17.0 
 6. Morrison, TED K.16.5 
 7. Hayes, Demir IBB16.4 
 8. Denmon, Gaziantep16.1 
 9. Green, Pinar K.15.9 
 10. McKissic, Usak15.8 
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.9.1 
 4. Wright, Trabzons.7.7 
 5. Thomas, TED K.7.7 
 6. Auguste, Usak7.5 
 7. Hummer, TED K.7.0 
 8. Pleiss, Galatasaray6.9 
 9. Gill, Yesilgiresun6.9 
 10. Summers, Pinar K.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jordan THEODORE
  Banvit BK
  (182-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Theodore, Banvit BK7.2 
 2. Heurtel, Anadolu .7.0 
 3. Green, Pinar K.5.6 
 4. Gutierrez, Trabzons.5.4 
 5. Armstead, Yesilgir.5.2 
 6. Granger, Anadolu .5.2 
 7. Ermis, Tofas5.1 
 8. Guler, Galatasaray4.8 
 9. Roll, Besiktas4.7 
 10. Rautins, Gaziantep4.7 
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. Cherry, Gaziantep1.7 
 6. Eldridge, Demir I.1.6 
 7. Klobucar, Istanbu.1.6 
 8. Guler, Galatasaray1.6 
 9. Gutierrez, Trabzons.1.6 
 10. Ulubay, Yesilgiresun1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Bryant DUNSTON
  Anadolu .
  (203-C-86)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Dunston, Anadolu .1.7 
 2. Ibekwe, Usak1.5 
 3. Udoh, Fenerbahce1.5 
 4. Kadji, Trabzonspor1.3 
 5. Pleiss, Galatasaray1.2 
 6. Kulig, Banvit BK1.1 
 7. Buckner, Demir IBB1.0 
 8. James, Best Balikesir0.9 
 9. Jefferson, Gazia.0.9 
 10. Tyus, Galatasaray0.9 


TB2L Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Elijah JOHNSON
  Istanbul.
  (192-G-90)
  Avg: 22.2
 1. Johnson, Istanbul.22.2 
 2. Coleman, Yalova Bld21.2 
 3. Holmes, Mamak DSI21.0 
 4. Monroe, Turk T.20.6 
 5. Smith, Samsun20.1 
 6. Moultrie, Mamak D.20.1 
 7. Tucker, Final Genclik19.6 
 8. Wright, Acibadem19.5 
 9. Borovnjak, Bursa.19.0 
 10. Brown, Istanbul.18.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kenny ADELEKE
  Final G.
  (205-C-83)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Adeleke, Final G.13.8 
 2. Monroe, Turk T.12.2 
 3. Drame, Samsun11.5 
 4. Hopkins, Samsun10.8 
 5. Arar, Pertevniyal10.6 
 6. Moultrie, Mamak D.9.8 
 7. Brown, Istanbul.9.7 
 8. Yucel, Pertevniyal9.6 
 9. Smith, Akhisar Bld9.4 
 10. Jekiri, Bandirma Kir.8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Tyshawn TAYLOR
  Mamak DSI
  (191-G-90)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Taylor, Mamak DSI7.2 
 2. McKee, Turk T.6.2 
 3. Rizvanoglu, Final G.5.8 
 4. Campbell, Socar P.5.4 
 5. Gen, Mamak DSI5.3 
 6. Erdogan, Pertevni.5.0 
 7. Smith, Samsun5.0 
 8. Gedikli, Afyon4.9 
 9. Tuncer, Eskisehi.4.8 
 10. Cetin, Turk T.4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Tywain MCKEE
  Turk T.
  (188-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. McKee, Turk T.2.5 
 2. Hughes, Duzce Bld.2.2 
 3. Coleman, Yalova Bld1.8 
 4. Cantitiz, Turk T.1.8 
 5. Holmes, Mamak DSI1.8 
 6. Brown, Istanbul.1.8 
 7. Turna, Sakarya BSB1.6 
 8. Wright, Acibadem1.6 
 9. Rizvic, Gelisim1.5 
 10. Celebioglu, Gelisim1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Marvin JEFFERSON
  Mugla O.
  (206-C-86)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Jefferson, Mugla O.1.9 
 2. Rizvic, Gelisim1.6 
 3. Ford, Acibadem1.5 
 4. Arar, Pertevniyal1.4 
 5. Brown, Istanbul.1.4 
 6. Dendy, Duzce Bld.1.3 
 7. Hopkins, Samsun1.0 
 8. Jekiri, Bandirma Kir.0.9 
 9. Harris, Final Genclik0.9 
 10. Drame, Samsun0.9 


TBL Round 4 of Final Four. Acibadem and Bursaspor post wins - by Eurobasket News

Acibadem - Eskisehir Basket 84-74

Acibadem held off Eskisehir Basket to improve at 1-3 record in Final Four standings. The winners were led by American guard Bracey Wright (191-84, college: Indiana) who scored that evening 18 points and 5 assists and the other American import power forward Sharrod Ford (206-82, college: Clemson) supported him with 10 points and 13 rebounds. Four Acibadem players scored in double figures. Acibadem's coach Serhan Aydanarig allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 16 points and 9 rebounds by American power forward Josh Duncan (203-86) did not help to save the game for Eskisehir Basket. Guard Yunus Sonsirma (192-92) added 14 points and 5 assists for lost side.
Top scorers:
Acibadem: D.Engindeniz 19+1reb+3ast, B.Wright 18+4reb+5ast, N.Yildirim 14+8reb+3ast, S.Ford 10+13reb+3ast, C.Ozer 8+1reb, C.Altintig 6+2reb+4ast
Eskisehir Basket: J.Duncan 16+9reb+3ast, Y.Sonsirma 14+2reb+5ast, M.Goktas 14+1reb+2ast, T.Gillenwater 9+2reb, E.Cosar 6+3reb+1ast, E.Buker 5+2reb
gschID: 546644


Bursaspor - Sakarya BSB 80-76

Bursaspor topped Sakarya to gain the second victory in Final Four stage. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Sakarya BSB won third quarter 19-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Bursaspor looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. 28 personal fouls committed by Sakarya BSB helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of Serbian power forward Dejan Borovnjak (207-86, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 6 rebounds and Croatian guard Karlo Vragovic (192-89, agency: BeoExcell) who added 20 points and 5 assists (made all of his seven free throws) during the contest. At the losing side center Hakan Yapar (202-84) responded with 19 points and 5 rebounds and American CJ Harris (191-91, college: Wake Forest, agency: Pensack Sports) scored 14 points and 5 assists. Four Sakarya BSB players scored in double figures. Sakarya BSB's coach Burak Selcuk Ernak rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Bursaspor: D.Borovnjak 25+6reb+3ast, K.Vragovic 20+2reb+5ast, S.Ugrasan 10+1reb+1ast, Y.Cankaya 9+4reb+5ast, S.Ekmen 8+5reb, E.Ilter 6+2reb+3ast
Sakarya BSB: H.Yapar 19+5reb+1ast, C.Harris 14+2reb+5ast, Y.Turna 13+3reb+3ast, K.Ozkan 12+5reb+1ast, A.Saruhan 6+1reb, F.Can Akin 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 546643





BSL Round 2 of Quarter-Finals. Fenerbahce, Darussafaka and Besiktas reach semifinals - by Eurobasket News

Tofas - Fenerbahce 73-79

Fenerbahce outlasted Tofas on the road to sweep the series. Fenerbahce shot 63.3 percent from the field. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. International guard Melih Mahmutoglu (193-90) scored 17 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Greek guard Konstantinos Sloukas (197-90) chipped in 13 points and 4 assists during the contest. The former international point guard Baris Ermis (194-85) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 assists and Serbian point guard Vasilije Micic (196-94, agency: BeoBasket) scored 14 points and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Tofas: B.Ermis 21+2reb+10ast, V.Micic 14+4reb+4ast, C.Copeland 7, K.Peker 6+3reb+1ast, M.Yasar 6+2reb, K.Ivanov 5+2reb+2ast
Fenerbahce: M.Mahmutoglu 17+1reb+4ast, K.Sloukas 13+2reb+4ast, N.Kalinic 12+2reb+2ast, J.Nunnally 8+2reb, L.Datome 7+3reb+1ast, E.Arna 7+3reb+3ast
gschID: 547556


Banvit BK - Darussafaka 70-74

Darussafaka beat Banvit to advance into the next round. American forward Will Clyburn (201-90, college: Iowa St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 8 rebounds. The other American import guard Brad Wanamaker (193-89, college: Pittsburgh) contributed with 20 points and 5 assists for the winners. American point guard Jordan Theodore (182-89, college: Seton Hall) replied with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists and Slovenian center Gasper Vidmar (211-87) added 14 points in the effort for Banvit. Four Banvit players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Banvit BK: J.Theodore 18+5reb+10ast, G.Vidmar 14+4reb, D.Kulig 11+5reb, E.Muric 11+5reb+1ast, G.Orelik 7+9reb, J.Chappell 5+4reb+1ast
Darussafaka: B.Wanamaker 20+3reb+5ast, W.Clyburn 18+8reb+3ast, L.Harangody 17+4reb+1ast, S.Wilbekin 7+4reb+4ast, A.Zizic 5+4reb+1ast, B.Batuk 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 547555


Galatasaray - Anadolu Efes 73-63

Galatasaray held off Anadolu Efes to force the decisive third game in the series. The best player for the winners was Serbian forward Vladimir Micov (201-85, agency: BeoBasket) who scored 18 points. German center Tibor Pleiss (217-89) chipped in a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. American forward Tyler Honeycutt (203-90, college: UCLA) produced 12 points and 9 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Derrick Brown (203-87, college: Xavier) added 14 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Anadolu Efes: B.Dunston 15+7reb, D.Brown 14+7reb+1ast, T.Honeycutt 12+9reb+2ast, T.Heurtel 11+1reb+9ast, C.Osman 7+8reb, J.Granger 2+2reb+3ast
Galatasaray: V.Micov 18+3reb+3ast, S.Guler 13+4reb+5ast, T.Pleiss 12+10reb+1ast, G.Koksal 11+4reb, E.McCollum 10+8reb+2ast, A.Daye 9+7reb
gschID: 547554


Gaziantep - Besiktas 70-77

Besiktas fired past Gaziantep on the road to seal their semifinal birth. Besiktas made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. American forward Earl Clark (208-88, college: Louisville) scored 21 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American-Tunisian Michael Roll (197-87, college: UCLA) chipped in 10 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Four Besiktas players scored in double figures. Besiktas' coach Ufuk Sarica used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Marcus Denmon (191-90, college: Missouri, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 20 points and 8 rebounds and his fellow American import Marcus Haislip (208-80, college: Tennessee) scored 20 points and 5 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Gaziantep: M.Denmon 20+8reb+3ast, M.Haislip 20+5reb, W.Cherry 10+3reb+7ast, D.Jefferson 8+6reb+1ast, A.Rautins 7+9reb+5ast, T.Ruzic 2+1reb
Besiktas: E.Clark 21+8reb+1ast, D.Strawberry 11+2reb+5ast, M.Roll 10+6reb+5ast, M.Thompson 10+2ast, V.Stimac 9+8reb+2ast, K.Sipahi 7+1ast
gschID: 547553





Kenny Kadji is a newcomer at Tofas - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted Tofas Bursa (BSL) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old Cameroonian ex-international power forward Kenny Kadji (211-110kg-88, college: Miami, FL) from Trabzonspor. In 28 BSL games in Turkey he recorded very impressive stats: 15.2ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.3bpg this season. Kadji also played earlier that season for Lietuvos rytas in Lithuanian LKL where in three BSL games he averaged 3.7ppg, 1.0rpg and 1.3apg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Kadji won Italian SerieA championship title in 2015. He was also voted NABC Division I All-District 2 1st Team back in 2013 at his college time.
Kadji represented Cameroon at the Afrobasket Championships in Rades (Tunisia) two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 9.0ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 39.1%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 75.0%.
Kadji is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (Braunschweig), Greece (Aiolos Trikallon), NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers), Italy (Banco di Srd and Enel Brindisi) and D-League (Rio Grande Valley Vipers).
Kadji attended University of Miami, Florida until 2013 and it is his fourth season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A finally flourished big man, who is now a top ranked prospect. Has great athletic skills that allow him to be a great presence inside. Plus, he is now a skilled jump-shooting big man, who is adding range from behind the three-point arc. Also, has a great work ethic and team mentality.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)

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BSL Round 3 of Quarter-Finals. Anadolu Efes enter semifinal stage - by Eurobasket News

Anadolu Efes - Galatasaray 87-76

Anadolu Efes held off Galatasaray to secure the semifinal birth. Anadolu Efes outrebounded Galatasaray 38-26 including a 19-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Derrick Brown (203-87, college: Xavier) who scored 22 points and 7 rebounds. Uruguayan-Italian guard Jayson Granger (189-89) chipped in 7 points, 5 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals. Granger is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Anadolu Efes players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Errick McCollum (185-88, college: Goshen) who recorded 32 points and the other American import forward Austin Daye (211-88, college: Gonzaga, agency: Alti Sport) added 21 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) respectively.
Top scorers:
Anadolu Efes: D.Brown 22+7reb+3ast, D.Thomas 15+4reb+2ast, T.Heurtel 13+3reb+2ast, D.Balbay 11+4reb+1ast, C.Osman 8+5reb+1ast, J.Granger 7+5reb+9ast
Galatasaray: E.McCollum 32+3reb+2ast, A.Daye 21+5reb+1ast, T.Pleiss 6+6reb+3ast, J.Diebler 5+2reb+2ast, S.Guler 4+5reb+3ast, A.Tyus 4+1reb
gschID: 547557





Anadolu Efes could land Vasilije Micic - by Eurobasket News

Anadolu Efes Istanbul (BSL) is close to sign 23-year old Serbian international point guard Vasilije Micic (196-94, agency: BeoBasket) who currently played at Tofas Bursa. In 24 BSL games in Turkey he recorded 13.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.9apg and 1.4spg this season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. Great season indeed as he was voted to Turkish League All-Star Game 3-Point Shootout. The last season Micic played at Crvena Zvezda in Serbian KLS. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 12 KLS games he averaged 5.0ppg, 1.5rpg, 2.6apg and 1.3spg. Micic contributed to his team winning the Serbian League title (twice) (also twice). Micic also played 17 games in Euroleague where he had 5.5ppg, 1.8rpg and 3.6apg (top 5). He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. Micic also played 14 games in ABA League where he got 4.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 4.1apg. The other team Micic played shortly was Bayern Muenchen in German BBL. In four games he got just 2.5ppg and 2.3apg. He also played 4 games in Euroleague, but he got only 0.5ppg.
Three years ago Micic was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) in second round (52nd overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he received Eurobasket.com All-World Championships U19 1st Team award back in 2013.
Micic has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2013 and previously for U19 National Team in 2013.
Micic represented Serbia at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 11 games: 4.4ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.3apg.
Micic has played previously professionally in Italy and Serbia (Mega Leks).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Omanye's 11 points and 9 assists give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

22-year old guard Chris Omanye (183-G-94) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's best team KIU Titans and receives a Afrobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2.
He had the game-high 11 points adding eight rebounds and nine assists for KIU Titans in his team's victory, helping them to outclass JKL Dolphins (#5, 1-1) with 27-point margin 68-41. It allowed KIU Titans to take over top position in the Ugandan league. But it's just the very beginning of the season and KIU Titans won both games without losing any. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. Omanye has many years of experience at KIU Titans, through which he has constantly improved. Omanye has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (5th best: 16.5ppg) and averages solid 75.0% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Steven Mwesigye (F) of Our Saviour. He is a forward in his first season at Our Saviour. In the last game Mwesigye recorded impressive double-double of 10 points and 15 rebounds. Bad luck as Our Saviour lost that game 44-57 to Pemba Warriors (1-0). The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Mwesigye is one of the most experienced players at Our Saviour and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Amisi Saidi (F-87) of league's second-best Pemba Warriors. Saidi scored 8 points and grabbed seventeen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Pemba Warriors, leading his team to a 57-44 easy win against Our Saviour (#11, 0-1). Pemba Warriors has a very good start of the season. But there was just one game played, so it's too early to judge them at this stage. Saidi also has a very good start of the season with very strong stats. The season just started for Saidi as he played only first game. But it already looks like he can be team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Francis Ogola (C-91) of JKL Dolphins - 5 points and 18 rebounds
5. Jeane Phillipe Pemha (G-93) of JKL Dolphins - 15 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Geoffrey Soro (198-F-92) of KIU Titans - 11 points and 3 rebounds
7. Daniel Monoja) of Our Saviour - 9 points and 11 rebounds
8. Ethienne Kazungu (80) of KIU Titans - 5 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Sudi Ulanga (181-G-88) of KIU Titans - 10 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Philip Amenyi (C-89) of Pemba Warriors - 5 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists

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



NBL Round 2: JKL Dolphins lose to KIU Titans - by Eurobasket News

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in NBAL. Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

The biggest surprise of round 2 in NBAL took place in Kampala where host KIU Titans (2-0) crushed JKL Dolphins (1-1) 68-41 on Friday evening. KIU Titans held JKL Dolphins to an opponent 24.6 percent shooting from the field compared to 38.5 percent accuracy of the winners. KIU Titans forced 25 JKL Dolphins turnovers. Strangely JKL Dolphins outrebounded KIU Titans 56-42 including 19 on the offensive glass. The best player for the winners was guard Chris Omanye (183-94) who scored 11 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists. Micheal Bwanga chipped in 14 points and 7 rebounds. Center Francis Ogola (-91) produced 5 points and 18 rebounds for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Our Saviour (0-1) recorded a loss on the court of Pemba Warriors. Visitors were defeated by Pemba Warriors 57-44. Forward Amisi Saidi (-87) orchestrated the victory by scoring 8 points and 17 rebounds. Michael Buzangu contributed with 9 points for the winners. Forward Steven Mwesigye replied with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 15 rebounds for Our Saviour. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Pemba Warriors will play against Nkumba M. (#6) in the next round. Our Saviour will play against Falcons and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

KIU Titans - JKL Dolphins 68-41

The biggest surprise of round 2 in NBAL took place in Kampala where host KIU Titans (2-0) crushed JKL Dolphins (1-1) 68-41 on Friday evening. KIU Titans held JKL Dolphins to an opponent 24.6 percent shooting from the field compared to 38.5 percent accuracy of the winners. KIU Titans forced 25 JKL Dolphins turnovers. Strangely JKL Dolphins outrebounded KIU Titans 56-42 including 19 on the offensive glass. The best player for the winners was guard Chris Omanye (183-94) who scored 11 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists. Micheal Bwanga chipped in 14 points and 7 rebounds. Four KIU Titans players scored in double figures. Center Francis Ogola (-91) produced 5 points and 18 rebounds and guard Jeane-Phillipe Pemha (-93) added 15 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
KIU Titans: M.Bwanga 14+7reb+2ast, G.Soro 11+3reb, C.Omanye 11+8reb+9ast, S.Ulanga 10+3reb+3ast, C.Kasujja 7+1ast, E.Kazungu 5+10reb+2ast
JKL Dolphins: J.Phillipe Pemha 15+5reb+2ast, I.Ocakacon 5+5reb, F.Ogola 5+18reb, M.Libe 4+9reb+3ast, F.Odama 4+9reb+2ast, I.Odour 3+1reb
gschID: 547430


Pemba Warriors - Our Saviour 57-44

Our Saviour (0-1) recorded a loss on the court of Pemba Warriors. Visitors were defeated by Pemba Warriors 57-44. Pemba Warriors held Our Saviour to an opponent 24.3 percent shooting from the field compared to 33.3 percent accuracy of the winners. Forward Amisi Saidi (-87) orchestrated the victory by scoring 8 points and 17 rebounds. Forward Michael Buzangu (-82) contributed with 9 points for the winners. Forward Steven Mwesigye replied with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 15 rebounds and Daniel Monoja added 9 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Our Saviour. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Pemba Warriors will play against Nkumba M. (#6) in the next round. Our Saviour will play against Falcons and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Pemba Warriors: M.Opiyo 10+4reb, M.Buzangu 9+3reb+3ast, C.Kizito 8+2reb, A.Saidi 8+17reb, S.Kiviiri 7+4reb, P.Amenyi 5+8reb+2ast
Our Saviour: S.Mwesigye 10+15reb+2ast, D.Monoja 9+11reb+1ast, J.Mony 7+4reb, D.Opolot 6, P.Elungat 6+4reb, R.Balemwa 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 547429





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  UNITED KINGDOM  


Bristol Acadamy Flyers keep Smith for another season - by Eurobasket News

Bristol Academy Flyers (BBL) re-signed 27-year old British V.Islands international forward Leslee Smith (203-111kg-90, college: Nebraska). He played there last season. In 34 BBL games he recorded 12.0ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.1apg and 1.3spg.
The previous (15-16) season Smith played at Olimpi (Superleague) in Georgia where in 14 games he averaged impressive 17.4ppg, 12.0rpg, 1.9apg, 2.4spg and 1.6bpg. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Georgian League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
He also represented British Virgin Islands at the CBC Championships in Tortola (British Virgin Islands) two years ago. Smith's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 6 games: 4.2ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.3spg.
Smith has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Smith has played previously professionally in British Virgin Islands (East), Bolivia (La Salle Tarija) and PBL (Kentucky Mavericks).
He attended University of Nebraska until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.
Smith's game is described as: A good defender in the paint, he can block over a shot a game. He's a great worker, who returned from a ACL tear in less than six months.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @BBLofficial)

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Stats Leaders - LPB

Points Per Game
 Al THORNTON
  Gaiteros
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 23.6
 1. Thornton, Gaiteros23.6 
 2. Suero, Gaiteros22.3 
 3. Gilder, Panteras21.9 
 4. Fuller, Toros20.0 
 5. Brown, Gigantes18.6 
 6. Hamilton, Bucan.18.5 
 7. Tarrant, Gigantes18.3 
 8. Swann, Marinos17.5 
 9. Powell, Trotamun.17.5 
 10. Flowers, Cocodrilos16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Axiers SUCRE
  Gigantes
  (199-F-78)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Sucre, Gigantes11.8 
 2. Massie, Marinos9.9 
 3. Salcedo, Gaiteros9.1 
 4. Guerrero, Toros8.3 
 5. Gransberry, Guaiquer.7.8 
 6. Sutton, Cocodrilos7.8 
 7. Thornton, Gaiteros7.3 
 8. Hamilton, Bucan.7.3 
 9. Graterol, Bucaneros7.3 
 10. Julio, Panteras7.1 
Assists Per Game
 David CUBILLAN
  Trotamundos
  (181-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Cubillan, Trotamundos7.5 
 2. Robinson, Guaros5.1 
 3. Guillent, Guaros4.8 
 4. Downey, Guaiquer.4.7 
 5. Centeno, Marinos4.7 
 6. Suero, Gaiteros4.2 
 7. Canty, Panteras4.1 
 8. Cazorla, Gigantes3.9 
 9. Cedeno, Bucaneros3.8 
 10. Silva, Guaiqueries3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Harold CAZORLA
  Gigantes
  (175-PG-91)
  Avg: 2
 1. Cazorla, Gigantes2.0 
 2. Downey, Guaiquer.1.9 
 3. Silva, Guaiqueries1.7 
 4. Suero, Gaiteros1.6 
 5. Robinson, Guaros1.4 
 6. Hamilton, Bucan.1.4 
 7. Garcia, Cocodrilos1.4 
 8. Sucre, Gigantes1.4 
 9. Powell, Trotamun.1.3 
 10. Guerrero, Toros1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael CARRERA
  Marinos
  (196-SF-93)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Carrera, Marinos1.6 
 2. Garrett, Marinos1.4 
 3. Sutton, Cocodrilos1.4 
 4. Guerrero, Toros1.3 
 5. Johnson, Toros1.0 
 6. Jackson, Gigantes1.0 
 7. Lang, Bucaneros0.9 
 8. Graterol, Bucaneros0.9 
 9. Thornton, Gaiteros0.9 
 10. Flowers, Cocodrilos0.9 


LPB Round 20: Leader Cocodrilos lose to Marinos - by Eurobasket News

There will be only one (last) round of the Regular Season in LPB. There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader.

Top ranked Cocodrilos (23-11) recorded its eleventh loss in Caracas on Tuesday night. Hosts were defeated by third ranked Marinos (17-17) 79-75. Marinos outrebounded Cocodrilos 41-30 including 26 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American power forward Christophe Massie (206-77, college: Memphis) who had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 16 rebounds. The former international guard Jesus Centeno (190-85) chipped in 17 points and 6 assists. American guard Carl Elliott (193-83, college: G.Washington) produced 13 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists for the hosts. Marinos have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 17-17 record having six points less than leader Guaiqueries. Cocodrilos lost fourth consecutive game. Defending champion still keep top place with 11 games lost. Marinos are looking forward to face Panteras (#5) in Caracas in the next round. Cocodrilos will play on the road against the league's second-placed Bucaneros (#2) in La Guaira and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Caracas. Third ranked Marinos faced top-ranked Cocodrilos. Guests from Puerto La Cruz (17-17) defeated host Cocodrilos (23-11) 75-65. The former international guard Jesus Centeno (190-85) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). Christophe Massie contributed with 10 points and 18 rebounds for the winners. International swingman Cesar Garcia (193-90, agency: Pro Sports) replied with 22 points for Cocodrilos. Cocodrilos' coach Nestor Salazar rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Marinos have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 17-17 record having six points less than leader Guaiqueries. Cocodrilos lost fourth consecutive game. Defending champion still keep top place with 11 games lost. Marinos will play against Panteras (#5) in Caracas in the next round. Cocodrilos will play on the road against the league's second-placed Bucaneros (#2) in La Guaira and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in La Guaira. Second ranked Bucaneros faced 4th ranked Toros. Host Bucaneros (19-15) defeated guests from Maracay (12-22) 86-72. Worth to mention a great performance of Jordan Hamilton who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points, 8 rebounds and 12 assists. Kyle Fuller responded with 19 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Bucaneros have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 19-15 record having four points less than leader Guaiqueries. Toros lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth place with 22 games lost. Bucaneros will meet at home league's leader Cocodrilos in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Toros will play against the league's second-placed Guaros in Barquisimeto and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Maracaibo was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Bucaneros (19-15) played at the court of 5th ranked Gaiteros (7-27). Bucaneros defeated Gaiteros 86-71. The winners were led by Jordan Hamilton who scored that evening 21 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Bucaneros have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 19-15 record having four points less than leader Guaiqueries. Gaiteros lost twelfth consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with 27 games lost. Bucaneros' next round opponent will be league's leader Cocodrilos in Caracas and it will be for sure the game of the week. Gaiteros will play on the road against the league's leader Guaiqueries (#1) in Porlamar and hope to win that game.
The game in Maracaibo was also quite interesting. Second ranked Bucaneros (19-15) played at the court of 5th ranked Gaiteros (7-27). Bucaneros defeated Gaiteros 94-78 on Thursday. The best player for the winners was Jordan Hamilton who scored 24 points and 9 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Bucaneros have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 19-15 record having four points less than leader Guaiqueries. Gaiteros lost twelfth consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with 27 games lost. Bucaneros will face league's leader Cocodrilos in Caracas in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Gaiteros will play on the road against the league's leader Guaiqueries (#1) in Porlamar and hope to win that game.

In the last two games of round 20 Gaiteros were defeated by Panteras in Caracas 85-77. Panteras smashed Gaiteros at home 116-52.

Gaiteros - Bucaneros 71-86

The game in Maracaibo was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Bucaneros (19-15) played at the court of 5th ranked Gaiteros (7-27). Bucaneros defeated Gaiteros 86-71. Bucaneros dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Gaiteros' 24. They outrebounded Gaiteros 47-31 including 32 on the defensive glass. The winners were led by American swingman Jordan Hamilton (201-90, college: Texas) who scored that evening 21 points and 6 rebounds and Jamaican-American power forward Sherman Gay (201-82, college: Loyola Mary) supported him with 10 points and 9 rebounds. Even 24 points by naturalized Colombian guard Douglas Chiquito (193-86) did not help to save the game for Gaiteros. The former international forward Hernan Salcedo (198-80) added 11 points and 5 rebounds for the hosts. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Bucaneros have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 19-15 record having four points less than leader Guaiqueries. Gaiteros lost twelfth consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with 27 games lost. Bucaneros' next round opponent will be league's leader Cocodrilos in Caracas and it will be for sure the game of the week. Gaiteros will play on the road against the league's leader Guaiqueries (#1) in Porlamar and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Bucaneros: J.Hamilton 21+6reb+3ast, T.Wroten 11+2reb+1ast, S.Gay 10+9reb+2ast, W.Graterol 8+3reb+1ast, S.Quiroz 8+2reb, J.Medina 7+5reb+4ast
Gaiteros: D.Chiquito 24+1ast, D.Matos 11+2reb, H.Salcedo 11+5reb+3ast, D.Ananguren 8+8reb+2ast, E.Harris 5+1reb+5ast, J.Cruz 5+1reb+4ast
gschID: 546811


Cocodrilos - Marinos 75-79

Top ranked Cocodrilos (23-11) recorded its eleventh loss in Caracas on Tuesday night. Hosts were defeated by third ranked Marinos (17-17) 79-75. Marinos outrebounded Cocodrilos 41-30 including 26 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American power forward Christophe Massie (206-77, college: Memphis) who had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 16 rebounds. The former international guard Jesus Centeno (190-85) chipped in 17 points and 6 assists. American guard Carl Elliott (193-83, college: G.Washington) produced 13 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists and his fellow American import center Maurice Sutton (211-89, college: Villanova) added 18 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Marinos have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 17-17 record having six points less than leader Guaiqueries. Cocodrilos lost fourth consecutive game. Defending champion still keep top place with 11 games lost. Marinos are looking forward to face Panteras (#5) in Caracas in the next round. Cocodrilos will play on the road against the league's second-placed Bucaneros (#2) in La Guaira and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Marinos: J.Centeno 17+3reb+6ast, I.Swann 16+1reb+6ast, C.Massie 14+16reb+1ast, R.Perez 13+3reb+1ast, T.White 11, J.Herrera 4+4reb+3ast
Cocodrilos: M.Sutton 18+8reb+3ast, J.Flowers 14+5reb+3ast, C.Elliott 13+7reb+9ast, J.Rodriguez 12+4reb, Y.Palacios 6+2ast, C.Garcia 5+5reb+5ast
gschID: 546808


Gaiteros - Bucaneros 78-94

The game in Maracaibo was also quite interesting. Second ranked Bucaneros (19-15) played at the court of 5th ranked Gaiteros (7-27). Bucaneros defeated Gaiteros 94-78 on Thursday. They outrebounded Gaiteros 46-35 including 33 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American swingman Jordan Hamilton (201-90, college: Texas) who scored 24 points and 9 rebounds. International center Windi Graterol (204-86, agency: Pro Sports) chipped in 12 points. Four Bucaneros players scored in double figures. Point guard Jose Cruz produced 27 points and swingman Darwin Matos (197-85) added 14 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Bucaneros have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 19-15 record having four points less than leader Guaiqueries. Gaiteros lost twelfth consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with 27 games lost. Bucaneros will face league's leader Cocodrilos in Caracas in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Gaiteros will play on the road against the league's leader Guaiqueries (#1) in Porlamar and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Bucaneros: J.Hamilton 24+9reb+3ast, T.Wroten 13+2reb+1ast, W.Graterol 12+3reb+2ast, T.Cobos 10+6reb+1ast, S.Quiroz 10+3reb+1ast, C.Cedeno 6+6reb+5ast
Gaiteros: J.Cruz 27+4reb+1ast, D.Matos 14+5reb+2ast, E.Harris 11+5reb+2ast, R.Millan 8+5reb+1ast, D.Ananguren 5+5reb+1ast, D.Chiquito 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 546810


Panteras - Gaiteros 85-77

There was a minor upset in Caracas where 5th ranked Gaiteros (7-27) were defeated by fifth ranked Panteras (13-21) 85-77 on Tuesday. Gaiteros were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Panteras dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Gaiteros' 42. The best player for the winners was American Trey Gilder (206-85, college: Northwestern St.) who scored 29 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Swingman Morris Sierralta (190-87) chipped in 17 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Four Panteras players scored in double figures. The former international forward Hernan Salcedo (198-80) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Deivis Ananguren (192-85) added 15 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Panteras maintains fifth position with 13-21 record which they share with defeated Gaiteros. Gaiteros lost twelfth consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with 27 games lost. Panteras will face higher ranked Marinos (#3) in Puerto La Cruz in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Gaiteros will play on the road against the league's leader Guaiqueries in Porlamar and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Panteras: T.Gilder 29+5reb+4ast, M.Sierralta 17+5reb+4ast, J.Romero 13+5reb, L.Julio 10+10reb+2ast, E.Burguillos 7+6reb, E.Montano 3+4reb
Gaiteros: H.Salcedo 19+13reb+4ast, E.Harris 17+3ast, D.Ananguren 15+6reb+2ast, D.Matos 9+3reb, D.Chiquito 8+7reb+5ast, J.Cruz 7
gschID: 546809


Cocodrilos - Marinos 65-75

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Caracas. Third ranked Marinos faced top-ranked Cocodrilos. Guests from Puerto La Cruz (17-17) defeated host Cocodrilos (23-11) 75-65. It looked good early as Cocodrilos took a 3-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Marinos had a 21-16 second period charge getting the lead and Cocodrilos were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 65-75. They outrebounded Cocodrilos 50-26 including a 18-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. The former international guard Jesus Centeno (190-85) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). American power forward Christophe Massie (206-77, college: Memphis) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 18 rebounds for the winners. Five Marinos players scored in double figures. International swingman Cesar Garcia (193-90, agency: Pro Sports) replied with 22 points and American guard Carl Elliott (193-83, college: G.Washington) added 18 points and 5 assists in the effort for Cocodrilos. Cocodrilos' coach Nestor Salazar rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Marinos have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 17-17 record having six points less than leader Guaiqueries. Cocodrilos lost fourth consecutive game. Defending champion still keep top place with 11 games lost. Marinos will play against Panteras (#5) in Caracas in the next round. Cocodrilos will play on the road against the league's second-placed Bucaneros (#2) in La Guaira and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Marinos: J.Centeno 22+9reb+4ast, M.Carrera 17+11reb, R.Perez 12+2reb, C.Massie 10+18reb, I.Swann 10+2reb+4ast, J.Herrera 4+3reb+1ast
Cocodrilos: C.Garcia 22+2reb+3ast, C.Elliott 18+3reb+5ast, M.Sutton 10+8reb+1ast, N.Palacios 5+3reb, J.Flowers 4+7reb+1ast, L.Lopez 3+2reb+2ast
gschID: 546805


Panteras - Gaiteros 116-52

There was a small surprise in Caracas where fifth ranked Panteras (13-21) smashed 5th ranked Gaiteros (7-27) 116-52 on Monday. Panteras dominated down low during the game scoring 82 of its points in the paint compared to Gaiteros' 20. They outrebounded Gaiteros 40-25 including a 28-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. Panteras looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Gaiteros' players. The best player for the winners was American Trey Gilder (206-85, college: Northwestern St.) who scored 29 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists (on 14-of-17 shooting from the field). The former international power forward Luis Julio (201-80) chipped in 20 points and 6 rebounds. Four Panteras players scored in double figures. The former international forward Hernan Salcedo (198-80) produced 22 points and 7 rebounds and forward Deivis Ananguren (192-85) added 7 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Panteras maintains fifth position with 13-21 record which they share with defeated Gaiteros. Gaiteros lost twelfth consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with 27 games lost. Panteras will face higher ranked Marinos (#3) in Puerto La Cruz in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Gaiteros will play on the road against the league's leader Guaiqueries in Porlamar and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Panteras: T.Gilder 29+7reb+5ast, L.Julio 20+6reb+2ast, J.Martinez 17+1reb+1ast, A.Acosta 13+2reb+4ast, M.Sierralta 8+3reb+8ast, E.Ramos 8+5ast
Gaiteros: H.Salcedo 22+7reb, D.Ananguren 7+8reb, D.Chiquito 6+2reb+1ast, E.Harris 5+1reb+1ast, E.Coronado 4+2reb, J.Cruz 4+2reb+3ast
gschID: 546807


Bucaneros - Toros 86-72

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in La Guaira. Second ranked Bucaneros faced 4th ranked Toros. Host Bucaneros (19-15) defeated guests from Maracay (12-22) 86-72. Bucaneros outrebounded Toros 50-29 including a 18-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman Jordan Hamilton (201-90, college: Texas) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points, 8 rebounds and 12 assists and international center Windi Graterol (204-86, agency: Pro Sports) who added 17 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. American-Peruvian point guard Kyle Fuller (185-92, college: Vanderbilt) responded with 19 points and Dominican forward Juan Guerrero (201-93) scored 14 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. Bucaneros have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 19-15 record having four points less than leader Guaiqueries. Toros lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth place with 22 games lost. Bucaneros will meet at home league's leader Cocodrilos in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Toros will play against the league's second-placed Guaros in Barquisimeto and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bucaneros: W.Graterol 17+10reb, C.Cedeno 16+1reb+4ast, J.Hamilton 15+8reb+12ast, S.Gay 10+7reb+1ast, T.Cobos 9+2reb+2ast, S.Quiroz 4+3reb
Toros: K.Fuller 19+3reb+3ast, A.Barrios 15+1reb+2ast, J.Guerrero 14+6reb+2ast, K.Pena 10+2reb+5ast, P.Brito 7+1reb, D.Johnson 4+6reb+1ast
gschID: 546806





Jordan Hamilton gets MVP of the Week award for Venezuelan LPB - by Eurobasket News

American Jordan Hamilton (201-G/F-90) had a very impressive game in the last round for league's second-best Bucaneros and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 20.
The 26-year old swingman had the game-high 24 points adding nine rebounds and three assists for Bucaneros in his team's victory, helping them to crush Gaiteros (#5, 7-27) with 16-point margin 94-78. Bucaneros maintains the 2nd position in their group in Venezuelan LPB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Bucaneros will need more victories to improve their 19-15 record. In the team's last game Hamilton had a remarkable 85.7% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 8 attempts. He just recently signed at Bucaneros, being already a very valuable addition to the team. The University of Texas graduate has very impressive stats this year. Hamilton is in league's top in points (6th best: 18.5ppg), rebounds (8th best: 7.3rpg) and averages solid 55.3% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 31-year old American power forward Trey Gilder (206-PF-85) of Panteras. Gilder impressed basketball fans with 29 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course Panteras cruised to a 85-77 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked Gaiteros (#5, 7-27). Panteras' 5th position in Western Conference has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 13-21 record. Gilder is a newcomer at Panteras and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 21.9ppg (#3). His other stats are also decent: 5.7rpg and 3.5apg.

The third best performed player last round was Jose Cruz (PG) of Gaiteros (#5). Cruz scored 27 points. Despite Cruz's great performance Gaiteros lost 78-94 to the higher-ranked Bucaneros (#2, 19-15). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Gaiteros can only dream about fighting for top spots in Eastern Conference. They have rather bad season and 7-27 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Cruz he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Cruz has a very solid season. In 24 games in Venezuela he scored 3.8ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Michael Carrera (196-SF-93) of Marinos - 17 points and 11 rebounds
5. Jesus Centeno (190-G-85) of Marinos - 22 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Hernan Salcedo (198-F-80) of Gaiteros - 19 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Luis Julio (201-F/C-80) of Panteras - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Christophe Massie (206-C/F-77) of Marinos - 14 points and 16 rebounds
9. Carl Elliott (193-G-83) of Cocodrilos - 13 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists
10. Maurice Sutton (211-C-89) of Cocodrilos - 18 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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Hill comes back to Cojute, ex Hochiminh CW - by Eurobasket News

Club de Baloncesto Cojute (Liga MB) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old American power forward Jaywuan Hill (203-102kg-89, college: SW Baptist). It is actually his comeback to Cojutepeque as he has played here before. Hill played in the summer at Hochiminh City Wings in Vietnamese VBA league. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Hill received Latinbasket.com All-El Salvador Liga Mayor 1st Team award in 2016.
He has played also professionally in United Kingdom (Leeds Force and Dagenham Dragons).
Hill attended SW Baptist University until 2014 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Skilled four, with a very good turn around jump shot. Able to play outside too. His assets are effort, running the floor, aggressiveness & knowing how to score. Has a variety of moves in the post, can go up & under, drop step, sweep-n-go, face up or go hard to the middle. Has a tendency to finish with a hook shot, or shot-fake & drive. Really long & athletic.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Round 1 of Semi-Finals. CSKA and Zenit claim wins - by Eurobasket News

CSKA - Lokomotiv 101-95

CSKA shot down Lokomotiv in Moscow to victoriously open the semifinal series. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Lokomotiv won fourth quarter 25-24. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. CSKA made 30-of-37 free shots (81.1 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 61.9 percentage. CSKA looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. 30 personal fouls committed by Lokomotiv helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. French Nando De-Colo (196-87) fired 20 points and 7 assists for the winners. Serbian point guard Milos Teodosic (195-87) chipped in 12 points and 6 assists. American guard Matt Janning (195-88, college: Northeastern, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) produced 21 points and 4 assists and the other American import guard Mardy Collins (198-84, college: Temple) added 21 points respectively for lost side. Both teams had five 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:
CSKA: N.De Colo 20+1reb+7ast, V.Fridzon 15+1reb, J.Augustine 13+3reb+1ast, M.Teodosic 12+3reb+6ast, C.Higgins 12+1ast, A.Jackson 11+4reb+3ast
Lokomotiv: M.Janning 21+3reb+4ast, M.Collins 21+2reb+3ast, T.Rochestie 17+2reb+5ast, I.Vougioukas 10+4reb+2ast, R.Broekhoff 10+2reb, G.Shukhovtsov 6+1ast
gschID: 546760


Zenit - Khimki 99-95

Zenit held off Khimki in Game 1. It looked good early as Khimki took a 1-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Zenit had a 19-16 second period charge getting the lead and Khimki was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 95-99. Zenit made 29-of-38 charity shots (76.3 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 29 assists. Khimki was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American Aaron White (206-92, college: Iowa) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 7 rebounds. Sergey Karasev (201-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) contributed with 21 points and 5 assists for the winners. Guard Alexey Shved (198-88, agency: Alti Sport) answered with 31 points, 7 assists and 4 steals and American forward Robbie Hummel (205-89, college: Purdue) added 15 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Khimki. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Zenit: A.White 22+7reb+2ast, S.Karasev 21+3reb+5ast, K.Landry 18+6reb+1ast, S.Markovic 13+3reb+9ast, J.Timma 9+4reb+3ast, E.Valiev 8+1reb
Khimki: A.Shved 31+7ast, R.Hummel 15+6reb+1ast, M.Todorovic 13+6reb+3ast, E.Rowland 12+2reb+4ast, S.Monya 7+4reb+1ast, V.Zaytsev 7+2reb+2ast
gschID: 546759






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Women News


Ivana Tikvic extends with Torino for one more season - by Zeljko Zule

Ivana Tikvic (189-C-94) has extended the contract with Italian side Fixi Piramis Torino for the upcomining 2017-18 season, the club announced.
Joining the team last summer, Tikvic became one of the team's key players in a short time. She has played 24 Serie A 1 games, with an average of 10.6 points, 8.4 rebounds (ranked fifth), 0.8 assists, 2.1 steals and league-leading 1.2 blocks per appearance.
Tikvic grew up with Medvescak, before moving to Italy to play for Acqua&Sapone Umbertide in the 2015-16 season. Tikvic helped Medvescak to win consecutive Croatian league titles in 2014 and 2015, as well as lifting the Croatian Cup trophy in 2015.
Tikvic represented Croatia at the 2015 European Championship in Hungary and Romania, averaging 5.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 0.4 steals in 5 games. She also represented Croatia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 2.8 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 0.5 apg, 0.5 spg and 0.8 bpg.
Tikvic was a member of Croatian U16 and U18 national team at European Championships from 2009 through 2012. With the Croatian national team, Tikvic won the gold medal at 2011 EuroBasket U18 Division B and silver medals at 2009 EuroBasket U16 Division B and 2010 EuroBasket U16.



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Roche claim LF2 title - by Eurobasket News

Avenir - Roche 66-71

Roche conquered LF2 title. They beat Avenir on the road in the decisive third game of the Finals. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Avenir won third quarter 19-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Roche won last quarter 17-14. 24 personal fouls committed by Avenir helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for DR Congolese center Bernadette Ngoyisa (195-82) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). She was named the MVP. Naturalized Senegalese forward Mariame Dia (185-78) contributed with 12 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four Roche players scored in double figures. American forward Tiffany Clarke (183-91, college: Vanderbilt) answered with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds and point guard Melanie Devaux (170-92) added 13 points and 4 assists in the effort for Avenir. Avenir's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Avenir: T.Clarke 22+13reb+2ast, M.Devaux 13+1reb+4ast, M.Combes 8+5reb+3ast, J.Belleka 7+1reb, E.Marie 5+3reb+4ast, C.Cirgue 3+2reb+1ast
Roche: B.Ngoyisa 16+11reb+1ast, J.Tayeau 13+3reb+2ast, M.Sinico 13+6reb+1ast, M.Dia 12+8reb+3ast, C.Heriaud 8+1reb+7ast, G.Kubatova-Leskova 5+2ast
gschID: 547495





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Milosev re-signs at GiroLive Panthers Osnabruck SC - by Eurobasket News

GiroLive Panthers Osnabruck SC (2.Bundesliga) confirmed in their roster 24-year old Montenegrin international forward Milica Milosev (186-93, agency: BeoBasket). She played there last season. In 13 2.Bundesliga games she had 10.8ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.0apg and 1.9spg. Milosev helped them to make it to the group semifinals. She also played that season for Play Off in Bosnia and Herzegovina league where in 7 WABA games she recorded 12.3ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.3apg and 2.3spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Milosev was voted Eurobasket.com All-1A ZCKL 2nd Team in 2015.
She has been also a member of Montenegrin international program for some years. Milosev has regularly played for Montenegrin senior team since 2012 and previously for U16 National Team between 2007 and 2009.
She also represented Montenegro at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 4.5ppg, 1.0apg.
Milosev is quite experienced player. Her career allowed her to visit three different continents, while she played in five different countries. Milosev tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Africa and of course North America. She has played previously professionally in Serbia (ZKK Vrsac), Montenegro (Buducnost, Niksic Bonus, BC Herceg Novi and Niksic 1995), Czech Republic (LOKO Trutnov), Bosnia (Mladi Krajisnik) and Mauritania (Castel Nuovo).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @miskoraznatovic)

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Tikvic re-signs at Torino - by Eurobasket News

Fixi Piramis Torino (Serie A1) confirmed in their roster 23-year old Croatian international center Ivana Tikvic (189-94). She played there last season. In 24 Serie A1 games she had 10.6ppg, 8.4rpg, 2.1spg and 1.2bpg.
The previous (15-16) season Tikvic played at Pallacanestro Femminile Umbertide where in 27 games she recorded 9.0ppg, 9.6rpg, 1.8spg and 1.2bpg.
She has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. Tikvic has regularly played for Croatian senior team since 2012 and previously for U18 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
She also represented Croatia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 2.8ppg, 4.8rpg.
Tikvic has played also professionally in Croatia (ZKK Medvescak).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Serie A2 Round 3 of Finals. Bologna step closer to promotion - by Eurobasket News

Bologna - Vicenza 56-54

Bologna defeated Vicenza to qualify to the Serie A1 promotion games versus Sesto SG. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 15-9 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great evening for the former international forward Alessandra Tava (183-91) who led her team to a victory scoring 11 points. The former international point guard Raelin D'Alie (168-87, college: Wisconsin, agency: LBM Management) helped adding 10 points and 5 rebounds. Bologna's coach Paolo Andreoli used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was Slovenian forward Tina Jakovina (183-92) with 21 points and 6 rebounds and guard Valentina Stoppa (172-85) scored 10 points.
Top scorers:
Bologna: A.Tava 11+4reb+1ast, R.D'Alie 10+5reb+1ast, C.Cadoni 8+6reb, F.Nannucci 7+2reb+1ast, F.Franceschelli 5+4reb, M.Meroni 5
Vicenza: T.Jakovina 21+6reb+1ast, V.Stoppa 10+3reb+2ast, G.Nicolodi 8+4reb+1ast, T.Madonna 4+1reb+3ast, M.Giulia Pegoraro 4+4reb+3ast, I.Pieropan 4+3reb
gschID: 547558





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Milosev re-signs at GiroLive Panthers Osnabruck SC - by Eurobasket News

GiroLive Panthers Osnabruck SC (2.Bundesliga) confirmed in their roster 24-year old Montenegrin international forward Milica Milosev (186-93, agency: BeoBasket). She played there last season. In 13 2.Bundesliga games she had 10.8ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.0apg and 1.9spg. Milosev helped them to make it to the group semifinals. She also played that season for Play Off in Bosnia and Herzegovina league where in 7 WABA games she recorded 12.3ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.3apg and 2.3spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Milosev was voted Eurobasket.com All-1A ZCKL 2nd Team in 2015.
She has been also a member of Montenegrin international program for some years. Milosev has regularly played for Montenegrin senior team since 2012 and previously for U16 National Team between 2007 and 2009.
She also represented Montenegro at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 4.5ppg, 1.0apg.
Milosev is quite experienced player. Her career allowed her to visit three different continents, while she played in five different countries. Milosev tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Africa and of course North America. She has played previously professionally in Serbia (ZKK Vrsac), Montenegro (Buducnost, Niksic Bonus, BC Herceg Novi and Niksic 1995), Czech Republic (LOKO Trutnov), Bosnia (Mladi Krajisnik) and Mauritania (Castel Nuovo).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @miskoraznatovic)

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WBC Round 6 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

The most shocking disappointment of round 6 in the WBC was a home defeat of 3rd ranked Taranaki T. (5-2) to fourth ranked Waikato W. (6-1) 62-57 in the game for the third place. It ended the five-game winning streak of Taranaki T. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 23-6. But Taranaki T. won second period 13-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Waikato W. dominated on the defensive end, holding Taranaki T. to just 6 points in first quarter. Waikato W. have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place. Taranaki T. at the other side dropped to the fourth position with two games lost. Waikato W. are looking forward to face Auckland LR (#8) in the next round where they are favorite. Taranaki T. will play against Oceana GR. (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Tauranga CC has finally registered their first victory this season after seven consecutive losses. The win is especially important as it came on the road game in , where they outplayed Tokerau P. (0-8) 70-48. Tauranga CC maintains tenth position with 1-7 record. It was Tokerau P.'s eighth loss in a row. They still close the standings with eight games lost. Tauranga CC will play against higher ranked Rotorua LV (#9) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Tokerau P. will play against the league's second-placed Waikato C. where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Bottom-ranked Tokerau P. (0-8) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their eighth consecutive match to eighth ranked Harbour B. (3-4) 70-25 on Saturday evening. Harbour B. have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to seventh place. Loser Tokerau P. still closes the standings with eight games lost. Harbour B. will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Tokerau P. will play against the league's second-placed Waikato C. (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
The game in was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Waikato C. (7-1) played at the court of 5th ranked Capital S. (4-3). Waikato C. defeated Capital S. 88-74. Waikato C. have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Canterbury W. Capital S. at the other side keeps the fifth place with three games lost. Waikato C.'s next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Tokerau P. (#11) and are hoping to win another game. Capital S. will play against Rotorua LV (#9) and hope to win that game.

In the last game of round 6 Harbour B. destroyed Tauranga CC on the opponent's court 88-51.

Tauranga CC - Harbour B. 51-88

Rather expected game when 10th ranked Tauranga CC (1-7) was crushed at home by eighth ranked Harbour B. (3-4) 88-51. The game without a history. Harbour B. led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Harbour B. have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to seventh place. Tauranga CC lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with seven games lost. Harbour B. will have a break next round. Tauranga CC will play against Rotorua LV (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 546230


Tokerau P. - Tauranga CC 48-70

Tauranga CC has finally registered their first victory this season after seven consecutive losses. The win is especially important as it came on the road game in , where they outplayed Tokerau P. (0-8) 70-48. The game without a history. Tauranga CC led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Tauranga CC maintains tenth position with 1-7 record. It was Tokerau P.'s eighth loss in a row. They still close the standings with eight games lost. Tauranga CC will play against higher ranked Rotorua LV (#9) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Tokerau P. will play against the league's second-placed Waikato C. where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
gschID: 546229


Capital S. - Waikato C. 74-88

The game in was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Waikato C. (7-1) played at the court of 5th ranked Capital S. (4-3). Waikato C. defeated Capital S. 88-74. Capital S. was ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 49-34 second half run of Waikato C.. Waikato C. have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Canterbury W. Capital S. at the other side keeps the fifth place with three games lost. Waikato C.'s next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Tokerau P. (#11) and are hoping to win another game. Capital S. will play against Rotorua LV (#9) and hope to win that game.
gschID: 546228


Taranaki T. - Waikato W. 57-62

The most shocking disappointment of round 6 in the WBC was a home defeat of 3rd ranked Taranaki T. (5-2) to fourth ranked Waikato W. (6-1) 62-57 in the game for the third place. It ended the five-game winning streak of Taranaki T. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 23-6. But Taranaki T. won second period 13-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Waikato W. dominated on the defensive end, holding Taranaki T. to just 6 points in first quarter. Waikato W. have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place. Taranaki T. at the other side dropped to the fourth position with two games lost. Waikato W. are looking forward to face Auckland LR (#8) in the next round where they are favorite. Taranaki T. will play against Oceana GR. (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 546227


Harbour B. - Tokerau P. 70-25

Bottom-ranked Tokerau P. (0-8) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their eighth consecutive match to eighth ranked Harbour B. (3-4) 70-25 on Saturday evening. The game without a history. Harbour B. led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Tokerau P. to just 1 points in fourth quarter and to 10 points in second half. Harbour B. have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to seventh place. Loser Tokerau P. still closes the standings with eight games lost. Harbour B. will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Tokerau P. will play against the league's second-placed Waikato C. (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
gschID: 546226





Lisa Wallbutton selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Lisa Wallbutton
Lisa Wallbutton
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Lisa Wallbutton (183-86, currently plays in Australia). Wallbutton could not help Redbacks (12-6) to beat Lightning (6-6). She recorded 7 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. her team were crushed 94-73 on the road by the lower-ranked Lightning (#6) in the SBL group. It's Wallbutton's first season with the team. This year Wallbutton averages: 3.8ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.1apg, 1.1bpg, 2FGP: 52.0% and FT: 30.8%. She is currently a member of the New Zealand senior national team.

Antonia Edmondson
Antonia Edmondson
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Antonia Edmondson (181-87, currently plays in Australia). Edmondson contributed to an easy victory against the eighth-ranked Flames (4-8) 87-72 in the Australian State League (second division) on Saturday night. She recorded 9 points in 20 minutes. Perry Lakes Hawks (15-3) are placed in SBL group. Edmondson has relatively good stats this year: 13.0ppg, 6.1rpg, 2.7apg, 1.4spg, 3FGP: 31.6% and FT: 68.8% in seven games she played so far. She is in the roster of the New Zealand senior national team.

   #3. The New Zealand player who performed third best last week abroad was former U18 international guard Shannon Perrett (175-93, currently plays in Australia). Perrett was not able to help Sabres in their game against Spectres (5-5) in the Australian State League (second division). She recorded 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. The fifth-placed Sabres (4-6) were defeated 74-70 in East Burwood by the higher-ranked Spectres (#3) in the SEABL-South group. Perrett has been at the team for four years. Perrett's overall stats this season are: 6.6ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.7apg, 2FGP: 46.2%, 3FGP: 21.9% and FT: 64.3%. She played for the New Zealand U18 national team eight years ago.

Jessica Bygate
Jessica Bygate
   #4. Forward Jessica Bygate (186-92, currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Shannon Perrett and both played together in the last Australian State League game. Bygate was not able to secure a victory for Sabres (4-6) in their game against Spectres (5-5). She recorded 7 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 32 minutes. Sabres (#5) lost 70-74 in East Burwood to the higher-ranked (#3) Spectres in the SEABL-South group. This year Bygate has relatively solid stats: 11.1ppg and 5.5rpg in 10 games. She is also New Zealand national team player.

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

   #1. Experienced Alicia Poto (166-PG-78, currently plays in Australia) led Spireds to a 3-point victory against the third-ranked North Bears (6-1) 65-62 in the Australian State League (second division) in Saturday night's game. She had a double-double by scoring 11 points and getting 13 rebounds. Poto also added 7 assists and 2 blocks in 37 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group WARATAH. Hornsby Spiders (9-0) are placed first. So far her team won all nine games in the Regular Season. Poto has relatively good stats this year: 13.0ppg, 8.0rpg, 7.0apg and 3.1spg in eight games she played so far. She has a dual citizenship: New Zealand and Australian.

   #2. Shanice Swain (165-G-93, currently plays in Australia) managed to help Joondalup City Wanneroo Wolves to win against the leader Tigers (11-2) 74-67 in the Australian State League (second division) on Saturday night. Swain recorded 5 points. Joondalup City Wanneroo Wolves (5-6) are placed seventh in SBL group. Swain's overall stats this season are: 3.9ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.6apg and 1.3spg.

Other top New Zealand players, who play abroad:

Erin Rooney (173-G-90) plays for Artego Bydgoszcz in Polish TBLK
Jayden Fuiava (99) plays for Logan Thunder in Australian State League
Chevannah Paalvast (180-G/F-91) plays for Meteorettes in Australian State League
Natalie Taylor (182-F-84) plays for Brisbane Spartans in Australian State League
Moengaroa Subritzky (178-G-93) plays for Power in Australian State League
Kayla Kiriau (173-G-93) plays for Power in Australian State League
Kalani Purcell (188-F-95) plays for Brisbane Spartans in Australian State League
Savannah Au (175-F-96) plays for Pirates in Australian State League
Khaleisha Barnett (178-F-79) plays for Flames in Australian State League
Micaela Cocks (174-G-86) plays for Meteorettes in Australian State League
Jordan Hunter (172-G-90) plays for Sabres in Australian State League

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



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Wisla Can-Pack added Klaudia Niedzwiedzka - by Grzegorz Ozog

TS Wisla Can-Pack Krakow added to their roster next Polish player Klaudia Niedzwiedzka (182-PF-98). Last season she spent in Artego Bydgoszcz where played 20 games and scored 1.8ppg, 1.4rpb and 7apg.

Season 2016-2017: Artego Bydgoszcz (TBLK): 20 games: 1.8ppg, 1.4rpg.

Now Wisla Can-Pack Krakow have in their roster seven players: Leonor Rodriguez Manso (180-G-91, college: Florida St.), Dominika Owczarzak (168-PG-94), Magdalena Zietara (180-G/F-92), Jelena Antic (187-F-91, college: Liberty), Maurita Reid (172-PG-85, college: Miami, FL), Sonja Greinacher (190-F/C-92, college: Gonzaga)





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Slovenia beat Poland by 27 points in friendly - by Zeljko Zule

Slovenian national team continued their build-up to next month's European Championship in Czech with a 77-50 win over Poland tonight in Ljubljana. Nika Baric (169-PG-92) finished with a game-high 18 points on shooting 7-of-9 from the field, Eva Lisec (192-C-95) had 12 points and 12 rebounds, Teja Oblak (172-PG-90) added 12 points and Ziva Zdolsek (178-F/G-89) came off the bench for 11 points.
Slovenia opened the game with a 12-0 run to take the control of the game. Poland cut the 15-point deficit to seven early in the second quarter, but Slovenia responded with a 32-7 run spanning halftime for a 59-29 lead. Slovenia outrebounded Poland 49-27 and had 17 assists.

Slovenia-Poland 77-50 (26-12, 13-13, 25-8, 13-17)

Slovenia: Ljubenovic, *Oblak 12 (3-4), Zdolsek 11 (4-4), *Prezelj 6 (3-4), Abramovic 2 (2-2), Rupnik 3 (3-5), *Baric 18 (2-2), *Pirsic 4 (4-6), *Lisec 12 (2-3), Trebec 6 (6-6), Evans 3 (1-2), Ocvirk. Coach: Grgic.
Poland: Remibiszewska, *Urbaniak 9 (2-2), *Sklepowicz, Bujniak 7, *Kotnis 4, Naczk 6 (2-2), Podgorna, Adamowicz 1 (1-2), Szajtauer 3 (1-2), Miloszewska 9 (1-2), *Pobozy 2 (2-2), *Trzeciak 9 (2-2). Coach: Mollov.




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TBB2L Stats Leaders - by Greg

Points Per Game
 Nirra FIELDS
  Edremit
  (175-G-93)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Fields, Edremit24.3 
 2. Grant, Edremit22.2 
 3. Houston, Elazig21.7 
 4. Covington, Edirne20.4 
 5. Goodlett, Mersin U.19.8 
 6. Costa, Mersin K.19.6 
 7. Staschuk, Urla BLD19.4 
 8. Parker, Mersin G.18.6 
 9. Schlemer, Istanbul.18.0 
 10. Selby, Bodrum17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sharon HOUSTON
  Elazig
  (191-F/C-88)
  Avg: 16.3
 1. Houston, Elazig16.3 
 2. Parker, Mersin G.13.7 
 3. Costa, Mersin K.13.6 
 4. Goodlett, Mersin U.12.8 
 5. Gordon, Orduspor12.6 
 6. McDonald, Yalova V.12.5 
 7. Schlemer, Istanbul.12.4 
 8. Mohammed, Orman.12.1 
 9. Staschuk, Urla BLD12.0 
 10. Covington, Edirne11.9 
Assists Per Game
 Esen OZDEMIR
  Elazig
  (--89)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Ozdemir, Elazig8.5 
 2. Gonen, Anadolu .6.7 
 3. Uygul, Mersin Univ.6.5 
 4. Uslular, Mersin G.5.9 
 5. Ekiz, Mersin Kurtulus5.9 
 6. Kanat, Orduspor5.2 
 7. Selby, Bodrum5.2 
 8. Ayyildiz, Ferko Ilgaz4.5 
 9. Aslan, Edremit4.4 
 10. Celebi, Cankaya4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Shay SELBY
  Bodrum
  (175-G-90)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Selby, Bodrum3.1 
 2. Parker, Mersin G.2.8 
 3. Tozlu, Edremit2.8 
 4. Grant, Edremit2.7 
 5. Fields, Edremit2.6 
 6. Ozcan, Orduspor2.6 
 7. Celebi, Cankaya2.4 
 8. Kumandanoglu, Urla B.2.3 
 9. Demir, Anadolu Univ.2.2 
 10. Alkis, TED Ankara2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Corinne COSTA
  Mersin K.
  (193-F-)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Costa, Mersin K.2.9 
 2. Houston, Elazig2.3 
 3. Kritscher, Urla BLD2.0 
 4. Jordan, Bornova1.6 
 5. Parker, Mersin G.1.4 
 6. Staschuk, Urla BLD1.3 
 7. Tozlu, Edremit1.3 
 8. Karatas, Bornova1.1 
 9. McDonald, Yalova V.1.1 
 10. Gordon, Orduspor1.0 


TKBL Round 5 of Final Four. Victories for Ormanspor and Bornova - by Eurobasket News

Ormanspor - Bodrum 68-53

Ormanspor edged Bodrum for the fourth victory in Final Four. Ormanspor outrebounded Bodrum 44-24 including a 31-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was Nigerian-American center Aisha Mohammed (191-85, college: Virginia) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 20 rebounds. Forward Asli Sevinc (178-79, agency: LBM Management) chipped in 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. American guard Shay Selby (175-90, college: Duke) produced 15 points and Senay Sale (-90) added 9 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests.
Top scorers:
Ormanspor: A.Mohammed 24+20reb+3ast, A.Sevinc 15+8reb+4ast, D.Gezgin 9+3reb+1ast, S.Onar 8+2reb+2ast, H.Eldas 5+4reb+4ast, P.Kuccuk 3+1reb+1ast
Bodrum: S.Selby 15+3reb+2ast, M.Bilge 11+2reb+1ast, S.Sale 9+5reb+2ast, B.Onbasi 6+3reb+2ast, D.Dedeoglu 6+4reb+1ast, M.Kaya 6+6reb
gschID: 546263


Bornova - Cankaya 63-48

Bornova held off Cankaya to improve at 3-2 record. The former international forward Nazli Guler (184-82, agency: 1x1 Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 8 points and 11 rebounds. American center Chanita Jordan (196-87, college: Bowie St., agency: Gamble Sports Management) contributed with 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American-Azerbaijani center Marcedes-Marie Walker (191-86, college: Pittsburgh) answered with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds and Hande Celebi (-90, agency: 1andBox Sports Agency) added 16 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Cankaya.
Top scorers:
Bornova: C.Jordan 16+5reb, G.Duman 11+2reb+3ast, I.Daricioglu 10+2reb+7ast, B.Yapar 9+3reb+3ast, N.Guler 8+11reb+2ast, N.Gungor 5+3reb+1ast
Cankaya: M.Marie Walker 19+11reb+1ast, H.Celebi 16+8reb+2ast, G.Celebi 5+7reb+7ast, I.Dumlu 3+7reb+2ast, Y.Koc 2+3reb+1ast, S.Tabakci 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 546262