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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 


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  


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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  AZERBAIJAN  


Caner-Medley may be back at Estudiantes - by Eurobasket News

Movistar Estudiantes (Liga Endesa) is close to add to their roster experienced 34-year old Azerbaijani ex-international forward Niklas Caner-Medley (203-105kg-83, college: Maryland, agency: BeoBasket) who currently played at AS Monaco Basket in France. It is actually his comeback to Movil Estudiantes as he has played here before. Caner-Medley is a dual citizen owning also American passport. In 32 ProA games he recorded 9.5ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.2apg this season. He helped them to win the cup. The last season Caner-Medley played at BK Astana in Kazakhstan league where in 6 FIBA Europe Cup games he averaged 14.5ppg, 8.5rpg, 1.7apg and 1.2spg. He also played 17 games in VTB United League where he was third best scorer with impressive 18.2ppg and had 7.9rpg, 1.2apg and 1.2spg.
In 2006 Caner-Medley was drafted by Atlanta Krunk Wolverines (CBA) as #5 pick overall.
The former University of Maryland staris in his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Caner-Medley was voted Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Forward of the Year back in 2012. He was a member of Azerbaijani Senior National Team back in 2012.
Caner-Medley is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in five different countries. Caner-Medley tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Germany (Artland Dragons), Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv), Italy (Betaland Cdo), NBA (Sacramento Kings) and Spain (Unicaja Malaga, Valencia Basket, Sevilla and Gran Canaria).
On Caner-Medley: A lanky inside player who has good perimetral skills and shooting range. His best offensive move is to go outside and beat the opponent from the dribble.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  


Papatheodorou happy to join PAOK - by Giorgos Diploidis

Ilias Papatheodorou has stated that he is very happy and it is an honour for him that he will be the new coach of PAOK Thessaloniki. Yesterday (27/06) the team of Thessaloniki announced that Ilias Papatheodorou will be the new coach of the club for the next two years.

The Greek coach took the place of Soulis Markopoulos who was in the bench the past 8 years. Pantelis Boutskos (the assistant coach of Markopoulos) also will not continue his co-operation with PAOK Thessaloniki. The team will announce the assistants of the new coach.



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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. Tuttle, Limburg .14.1 
 6. Troisfontain., Aalst.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. Samhan, Leuven6.6 
 6. Ware, Antwerp6.6 
 7. Simmons, Brussels6.2 
 8. Tuttle, Limburg .6.1 
 9. Fields, Liege6.1 
 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
 Kevin PUNTER
  Antwerp
  (188-G-93)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Punter, Antwerp1.9 
 2. Miller-M., Leuven1.9 
 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. Boukichou, Oostende0.9 
 4. Fusek, Spirou0.8 
 5. Ubel, Brussels0.8 
 6. Henry, Kangoeroes0.7 
 7. Bako, Leuven0.7 
 8. Olah, Mons-Hainaut0.6 
 9. Samhan, Leuven0.6 
 10. Ware, Antwerp0.6 


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





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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 


Paulista Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Lucas VEZARO
  Joinville
  (188-G-96)
  Avg: 15.4
 1. Vezaro, Joinville15.4 
 2. Sena, Contagem15.3 
 3. Smith, Botafogo.14.4 
 4. Filho, Botafogo.14.3 
 5. Stocks, Blumenau13.7 
 6. Gaines, Blumenau12.8 
 7. de-Azevedo, Santos/M.12.8 
 8. Maistro, Contagem12.5 
 9. Nepomuceno, Santos/M.11.9 
 10. Alvim, Contagem11.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Durval PRADO
  Brusque
  (200-G/F-92)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Prado, Brusque10.3 
 2. Moreira, Botafogo.7.8 
 3. Silva, Blumenau7.7 
 4. Lazzaris, Blumenau7.3 
 5. Sena, Contagem7.3 
 6. Perez, Botafogo.6.8 
 7. Jeronimo, Joinville6.6 
 8. Silva, Brusque6.0 
 9. Russell, Botafogo.5.9 
 10. Alvim, Contagem5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jamaal SMITH
  Botafogo.
  (175-PG-85)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Smith, Botafogo.4.6 
 2. Romualdo, Contagem4.6 
 3. Froehlich, Joinville3.9 
 4. Perez, Contagem3.4 
 5. Stocks, Blumenau3.3 
 6. Prado, Brusque3.1 
 7. Semmke, Blumenau2.9 
 8. da-Silva, Botafogo.2.7 
 9. Lima, Santos/M.2.5 
 10. Russell, Botafogo.2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Deonta STOCKS
  Blumenau
  (185-G-88)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Stocks, Blumenau3.2 
 2. Maistro, Contagem1.8 
 3. da-Silva, Botafogo.1.8 
 4. Froehlich, Joinville1.7 
 5. Lazzaris, Blumenau1.5 
 6. Perez, Contagem1.5 
 7. Romualdo, Contagem1.4 
 8. Vezaro, Joinville1.4 
 9. Lima, Santos/M.1.3 
 10. Russell, Botafogo.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Wesley SENA
  Contagem
  (210-C/F-96)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Sena, Contagem1.2 
 2. Silva, Brusque1.1 
 3. Perez, Botafogo.0.8 
 4. Tiago, Brusque0.8 
 5. Lima, Santos/M.0.7 
 6. Silva, Blumenau0.7 
 7. Maistro, Contagem0.6 
 8. Machado, Santos/M.0.6 
 9. Jeronimo, Joinville0.5 
 10. Ferreira, Botafogo.0.4 


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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  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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  COLOMBIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Karl MOORE
  Aguilas
  (203-PF-87)
  Avg: 29.3
 1. Moore, Aguilas29.3 
 2. Ortiz, Fast Break28.0 
 3. Roberson, Condores22.5 
 4. Almanza, Condores21.8 
 5. Balbuena, Academia21.5 
 6. Demond, Condores19.5 
 7. Hardy, Cimarrones18.0 
 8. Coombs, Sabios17.3 
 9. Uhegwu, Fast Break16.0 
 10. Smith, Sabios15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karl MOORE
  Aguilas
  (203-PF-87)
  Avg: 14.8
 1. Moore, Aguilas14.8 
 2. Hernandez, Cimar.13.0 
 3. Ortiz, Fast Break13.0 
 4. Romero, Piratas11.8 
 5. Quinones, Academia11.0 
 6. Almanza, Condores10.0 
 7. Sneed, Fast Break9.0 
 8. Sandidge, Aguilas8.5 
 9. Egwuonwu, Bucaros8.0 
 10. Carraway, Cimar.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Julio VELANDIA
  Aguilas
  (188-G-90)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Velandia, Aguilas6.5 
 2. Demond, Condores5.0 
 3. Smith, Sabios4.8 
 4. Ortiz, Fast Break3.5 
 5. Thomas, Piratas3.5 
 6. Alford, Bucaros3.5 
 7. McCoy, Condores3.5 
 8. Coombs, Sabios3.5 
 9. Salazar, Fast Break3.0 
 10. Diaz, Condores3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Lamar DEMOND
  Condores
  (--85)
  Avg: 4
 1. Demond, Condores4.0 
 2. Bivins, Aguilas3.3 
 3. Renteria, Cimar.3.0 
 4. Romero, Piratas2.3 
 5. Moreno, Cimarrones2.0 
 6. Granados, Academia2.0 
 7. Moore, Aguilas2.0 
 8. Smith, Sabios1.8 
 9. Hernandez, Piratas1.8 
 10. Diaz, Condores1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 John HERNANDEZ
  Cimar.
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Hernandez, Cimar.1.5 
 2. Quinones, Academia1.0 
 3. Renteria, Cimar.1.0 
 4. Jones, Sabios1.0 
 5. Ortiz, Fast Break1.0 
 6. Dyer, Condores1.0 
 7. Mims, Piratas1.0 
 8. Sandidge, Aguilas1.0 
 9. Alford, Bucaros1.0 
 10. Bivins, Aguilas0.8 


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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  CROATIA  

Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj22.3 
 2. Bozic, KK Zagreb22.2 
 3. Marcinkovic, KK Za.19.1 
 4. Novacic, Jolly JBS19.0 
 5. Veljacic, Kvarner .17.2 
 6. Zoric, Cibona17.0 
 7. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek16.8 
 8. Konjevic, Skrljevo16.7 
 9. Vucic, Alkar Sinj16.1 
 10. Sakic, Cibona15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Miro BILAN
  Cedevita
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Bilan, Cedevita8.4 
 2. Halilovic, GKK S.7.5 
 3. Robinson, Vrij.Osijek7.3 
 4. Sakic, Cibona6.9 
 5. Bozic, KK Zagreb6.8 
 6. Novacic, Jolly JBS6.7 
 7. Marcinkovic, KK Za.6.4 
 8. Rajic, H.Analitica5.9 
 9. Zganec, Cedevita5.9 
 10. Perkovic, Skrljevo5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj8.1 
 2. Bozic, KK Zagreb6.0 
 3. Reynolds, Cibona5.7 
 4. Scott, Jolly JBS5.7 
 5. Veljacic, Kvarner .5.5 
 6. Vrbica, Gorica5.3 
 7. Filipovic, KK Split5.2 
 8. Kapusta, Zabok4.9 
 9. Palcic, Skrljevo4.8 
 10. Raic, H.Analitica4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj2.9 
 2. Veljacic, Kvarner .2.3 
 3. Sirko, KK Split1.9 
 4. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek1.8 
 5. Marcinkovic, KK Za.1.8 
 6. Babic, Zabok1.8 
 7. Reynolds, Cibona1.7 
 8. Stemberger, Skrlj.1.7 
 9. Vladovic, Zadar1.5 
 10. Bozic, KK Zagreb1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Izzet TURKYILMAZ
  GKK S.
  (212-F/C-90)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Turkyilmaz, GKK S.1.4 
 2. Halilovic, GKK S.1.3 
 3. Bundovic, Cedevita1.1 
 4. Zoric, Cibona1.0 
 5. Vukovic, Vrij.Osijek0.9 
 6. Vitali, KK Zagreb0.8 
 7. Usic, H.Analitica0.7 
 8. Papac, Jolly JBS0.7 
 9. Vlaic, KK Zagreb0.7 
 10. Zrnic, Zabok0.6 


Cedevita stay alive, force decisive Game 5 - by Zeljko Zule

Cedevita outscored Cibona 79-54 to push the 2017 Finals to a decisive game 5 on Tuesday. Dzanan Musa (204-SG-99) finished with 16 points, Miro Bilan (213-C-89) had 12 points and 12 rebounds, Marko Tomas (201-G-85) added 12 points, Ryan Boatright (183-PG-92, college: Connecticut) 11, Filip Kruslin (198-SG-89) and Mirza Begic (216-C-85) both scored 10 points.
The game featured seven lead changes and two ties in the opening quarter. Cedevita opened second quarter with a 3-pointer by Dzanan Musa (204-SG-99) for a 19-16 lead and never looked back from there. They took control of the game behind a 10-0 run to extend their advantage to 32-20. Cibona scored eight straight points to cut the 15-point deficit to 45-52 early in the fourth quarter. At that point, Ryan Boatright (183-PG-92, college: Connecticut) sank a 3-pointer and later Cedevita went on a 17-2 run to go ahead 75-41.
Cibona shot just 18-percent (4-of-22) behind the 3-point arc and 56-percent (10-of-18) from the free throw line and were outrebounded 30-47 and 3-13 on offensive rebounds. Domagoj Bosnjak (201-F/G-95) scored 14 points and Luka Zoric (211-C-84) 13.



Jazine Arbanasi promoted to A1 League for the first time in club history - by Zeljko Zule

Jazine Arbanasi sealed promotion to A1 League for the first time in club history after a 113-82 win over Belisce in the Croatian A2 League Championship Stage Round 16.

Jazine Arbanasi-Belisce 113-82: Jazine took control of the game behind a 29-11 run for a 43-22 lead early in the second quarter. They scored 64 points in the first halftime, shot 58-percent (15-of-26) from the 3-point line and had three players with a double-double. Mate Mrva (198-F/C-83) scored 39 points on shooting 6-of-7 behind the 3-point arc, Josip Ceranja (203-G-90) had 21 points and 16 rebounds, Dino Palcic (185-G-90) collected 12 points and 11 assists. Goran Fodor (195-G-90) added 19 points on shooting 5-of-7 from the 3-point line and Marko Atelj added 17 points. Belisce was led by Antonio Bicvic (196-F-82) with 28 points, Nino Gradinjanin (96) scored 15, Juraj Boras (191-G-91) 12 and David Dolic (200-F-89) 10.

Ribola Kastela-Borovo 82-72: Kastela, who never trailed, used an 18-5 run to goi ahead 27-13 early in the first quarter and their lead never dropped below nine points for the rest of the game. Nikola Roso scored 15 points, Frano Marasovic (214-C-92) 13, Josip Glavinic (192-G-82) had 11 points and 8 assists, Dino Sipic (201-F-88) added 11 points and Stipe Rezic (201-G/F-89) 10. Borovo outrebounded Kastela 43-36, picking up 14 offensive boards, but commited 25 turnovers. Mario Rajsic (94) finished with a game-high 20 points, Mihael Bekavac (193-F-85) had 16 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists and Tomislav Bobinac (99) scored 11 points.

AKK Vern-Podravac 106-68: Vern took their first double-digit lead of the contest at 17-6 and led by as many as 20 points in the first quarter. Podravac cut the deficit to six points, but the home team responed with a 14-2 run for a 55-36 lead early in the second quarter. Filip Kordic (196-SG-92) scored 33 points on shooting 11-of-15 from the field including 5-of-9 behind the arc, Filip Simovic (95) added 18 points, Marko Bakovic (202-PF-93) 16, Luka Zivko (202-C/F-96) poured in 14 points and was a rebound shy of a double-double, Ivan Penic (202-F-89) posted 10 points and Marko Kljajic (188-F-80) handed out 13 assists. Podravac was led by Stefan Zadravec (186-PG-92) with 27 points, but he missed 18 shots, Nikola Sestak (190-F-90) scored 14 point and Alen Kendjelic (194-G-88) 12.

Pula 1981-Rudes 77-51: Pula made a 12-2 run to turn a 2-point deficit into a 17-9 lead and never looked back for the rest of the game. Marin Djugum scored 19 points, Ante Bozic (208-F/C-90, college: SW Oklahoma St.) 14, Nereo Grzinic 13 and David Ferencic (201-F-97) 11. Rudes' lone player in double figures was Mario Stirjan with 10 points.

Sanac-Graficar 29/05




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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  

Stats Leaders - LIDOBA

Points Per Game
 Edward SANTANA
  Titanes .
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 27
 1. Santana, Titanes .27.0 
 2. Gaines, Metros S.25.0 
 3. Maldonado, Soles S.21.0 
 4. Jacobo, Huracane.20.0 
 5. Mitchell, Metros S.18.0 
 6. Guzman, Soles SD15.0 
 7. Rhett, Leones SD14.5 
 8. Scott, Caneros LR14.0 
 9. Salas Flores, Indios S.12.0 
 10. Fortuna, Leones SD12.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tony MITCHELL
  Metros S.
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 14
 1. Mitchell, Metros S.14.0 
 2. Horford, Titanes .13.0 
 3. Rhett, Leones SD10.0 
 4. Santana, Titanes .10.0 
 5. Garcia, Caneros LR9.0 
 6. Montas, Huracane.8.0 
 7. Fortuna, Leones SD7.5 
 8. Glenn, Metros S.7.0 
 9. Beidler, Caneros LR6.0 
 10. Guzman, Soles SD6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Miguel DICENT
  Metros S.
  (190-G-94)
  Avg: 6
 1. Dicent, Metros S.6.0 
 2. Soliman, Caner.5.0 
 3. Ozuna, Huracanes PP4.0 
 4. Horford, Titanes .4.0 
 5. Rhett, Leones SD3.5 
 6. Fortuna, Leones SD3.0 
 7. Santana, Titanes .3.0 
 8. Corporan, Leones SD3.0 
 9. Tamarez, Soles SD2.0 
 10. Beidler, Caneros LR2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Roberto TAMAREZ
  Soles SD
  (--)
  Avg: 2
 1. Tamarez, Soles SD2.0 
 2. Fortuna, Leones SD2.0 
 3. Moquete, Titanes .2.0 
 4. Scott, Caneros LR2.0 
 5. Gaines, Metros S.1.5 
 6. Mitchell, Metros S.1.5 
 7. Perez, Titanes .1.0 
 8. De Leon, Metros S.1.0 
 9. Martinez, Soles SD1.0 
 10. Evangelista, Caner.1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Tony MITCHELL
  Metros S.
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 4
 1. Mitchell, Metros S.4.0 
 2. Horford, Titanes .2.0 
 3. Rhett, Leones SD2.0 
 4. Guzman, Soles SD1.0 
 5. Filion, Metros S.1.0 
 6. Evangelista, Caner.1.0 
 7. Garcia, Caneros LR1.0 
 8. Gaines, Metros S.1.0 
 9. Daniels, Leones SD1.0 
 10. Dicent, Metros S.0.5 



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  EL SALVADOR  


Liga Superior Round 20: Izalco defeats ABA in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

Sixth-ranked ABA (8-10) gave a tough game to third ranked Izalco (16-2) in Apopa on Sunday. The visitors from Izalco managed to secure only one-point victory 105-104. However their fans expected easier game. Izalco outrebounded ABA 50-27 including a 22-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman Marcus Thomas (191-95, college: Rosemont) who helped to win the game recording a triple-double by scoring 45 points (!!!), 20 rebounds and 13 assists (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!) and forward Julio Crespin (184-97) who added 16 points during the contest. Izalco's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American point guard Shahmel Brackett (183-91, college: UNC Pembroke) responded with 49 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Izalco have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place. ABA at the other side keeps the sixth position with ten games lost.
Important game to mention about took place in San Salvador. Fifth ranked ExSAL ST (9-9) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging one of their biggest challengers Thunder (10-8) 75-73 on Tuesday evening. The winners were led by American center Donald Lawes (201-89, college: Farmingdale St.) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 16 points, 23 rebounds and 5 blocks and Jimmy Villalobos supported him with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Even 34 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds by Diego Ferrin did not help to save the game for Thunder. ExSAL ST maintains fifth position with 9-9 record. Thunder at the other side keeps the fourth place with eight games lost.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked San Marcos (14-4) against seventh ranked ADB (6-10) on Thursday night. Visiting San Marcos were defeated by ADB in San Salvador 79-64. It ended at the same time the 13-game winning streak of San Marcos. The best player for the winners was Quincy Scates who had a double-double by scoring 30 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 blocks. Juan Clara produced 9 points and 19 rebounds for the guests. San Marcos' coach rotated ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. ADB maintains seventh position with 6-10 record. Defending champion San Marcos dropped to the third place with four games lost.
Liga Superior top team - Marquense (15-2) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed eighth ranked Biomedical (4-14) in San Marcos 91-65. Ronald Flores orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds. Marquense maintains first position with 15-2 record. Biomedical at the other side dropped to the ninth place with 14 games lost.
10th ranked Ausoles (2-14) were outscored at home by third ranked Izalco (16-2) with the biggest margin this round 135-57 on Friday night. Worth to mention a quality performance of Marcus Thomas who helped to win the game recording a triple-double by scoring 66 points (!!!), 12 rebounds and 21 assists. Izalco have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place. Ausoles lost tenth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 14 games lost.

ABA - Izalco 104-105

Sixth-ranked ABA (8-10) gave a tough game to third ranked Izalco (16-2) in Apopa on Sunday. The visitors from Izalco managed to secure only one-point victory 105-104. However their fans expected easier game. Izalco outrebounded ABA 50-27 including a 22-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman Marcus Thomas (191-95, college: Rosemont) who helped to win the game recording a triple-double by scoring 45 points (!!!), 20 rebounds and 13 assists (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!) and forward Julio Crespin (184-97) who added 16 points during the contest. Four Izalco players scored in double figures. Izalco's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American point guard Shahmel Brackett (183-91, college: UNC Pembroke) responded with 49 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 5 assists and Jonathan Zometa scored 23 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Izalco have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place. ABA at the other side keeps the sixth position with ten games lost.
Top scorers:
ABA: S.Brackett 49+5reb+5ast, J.Zometa 23+6reb+4ast, J.Roque 21+2reb+3ast, I.Vasquez 5+2reb, A.Ojeda 2+3reb+2ast, I.Martinez 2+5reb
Izalco: M.Thomas 45+20reb+13ast, J.Crespin 16+4reb+3ast, S.Leon 10+5reb+2ast, G.Galdamez 10+8reb+3ast, J.Landaverde 8+4reb, G.Lovato 6+2reb
gschID: 544814


Ausoles - Izalco 57-135

10th ranked Ausoles (2-14) were outscored at home by third ranked Izalco (16-2) with the biggest margin this round 135-57 on Friday night. The game without a history. Izalco led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 88 of its points in the paint compared to Ausoles' 40. They outrebounded Ausoles 56-26 including a 46-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Izalco looked well-organized offensively handing out 42 assists comparing to just 19 passes made by Ausoles' players. Worth to mention a quality performance of American swingman Marcus Thomas (191-95, college: Rosemont) who helped to win the game recording a triple-double by scoring 66 points (!!!), 12 rebounds and 21 assists and guard Samuel Leon (173-93) who added 25 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists (perfect from the field making all eleven shots !!!) during the contest. Four Izalco players scored in double figures. Guard Jose Rivas (178-95) responded with 19 points and 4 assists and guard Gerardo Arauz (169-78) scored 4 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists. Izalco have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place. Ausoles lost tenth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 14 games lost.
Top scorers:
Ausoles: J.Rivas 19+4reb+4ast, L.Hernandez 11+2reb, C.Aguilar 8+3reb+2ast, J.Orellana 5+1reb+3ast, K.Ramirez 5+3reb+1ast, G.Arauz 4+7reb+8ast
Izalco: M.Thomas 66+12reb+21ast, S.Leon 25+8reb+6ast, J.Crespin 16+1reb, G.Galdamez 12+7reb+5ast, P.Barillas 7+3reb+3ast, E.Valdez 4+9reb+2ast
gschID: 544868


ADB - San Marcos 79-64

Very important is a road loss of second ranked San Marcos (14-4) against seventh ranked ADB (6-10) on Thursday night. Visiting San Marcos were defeated by ADB in San Salvador 79-64. It ended at the same time the 13-game winning streak of San Marcos. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 79-64. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when ADB made 7 blocks. The best player for the winners was American Quincy Scates (197-89, college: Tenn Wesleyan) who had a double-double by scoring 30 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 blocks. Hector Landaverde (-92) chipped in 23 points. Juan Clara produced 9 points and 19 rebounds and Milton Martinez (-88) added 18 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the guests. San Marcos' coach rotated ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. ADB maintains seventh position with 6-10 record. Defending champion San Marcos dropped to the third place with four games lost.
Top scorers:
San Marcos: M.Martinez 18+7reb, F.Escobar 16+5reb+2ast, J.Clara 9+19reb+2ast, E.Abullarade 7+4reb, K.Martinez 4+1reb+2ast, D.Rodriguez 4+1reb
ADB: Q.Scates 30+10reb+7ast, H.Landaverde 23+4reb+1ast, C.Canizales 15+5reb+7ast, M.Marroquin 5+7reb+1ast, J.Gonzalez 4+10reb, H.Pacas 2+3reb
gschID: 544869


Thunder - ExSAL ST 73-75

Important game to mention about took place in San Salvador. Fifth ranked ExSAL ST (9-9) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging one of their biggest challengers Thunder (10-8) 75-73 on Tuesday evening. Thunder cut a 18-point halftime deficit to two at the end of the game. The winners were led by American center Donald Lawes (201-89, college: Farmingdale St.) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 16 points, 23 rebounds and 5 blocks and Mexican forward Jimmy Villalobos (190-93, college: Westminster, MO) supported him with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Four ExSAL ST players scored in double figures. Even 34 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds by Diego Ferrin did not help to save the game for Thunder. F Mojica added 15 points and 14 rebounds for the hosts. ExSAL ST maintains fifth position with 9-9 record. Thunder at the other side keeps the fourth place with eight games lost.
Top scorers:
Thunder: D.Ferrin 34+7reb+2ast, F. Mojica 15+14reb+2ast, M.Aguilera 10+13reb+3ast, C.Rivera 8+4reb+2ast, O.de Leon 4+2reb+4ast, D.Aguilar 2+4reb+3ast
ExSAL ST: W.Sanchez 16+1reb+2ast, D.Lawes 16+23reb+1ast, J.Villalobos 14+10reb+2ast, W.Melendez 11+7reb+6ast, E.Cabrera 6+1reb+3ast, E.Segovia 4+4reb+3ast
gschID: 544872


Marquense - Biomedical 91-65

Liga Superior top team - Marquense (15-2) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed eighth ranked Biomedical (4-14) in San Marcos 91-65. It looked good early as Biomedical took a 3-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Marquense had a 30-14 second period charge getting the lead and Biomedical was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 65-91. Marquense made 21-of-26 charity shots (80.8 percent) during the game. They also forced 27 Biomedical turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 31 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Biomedical's players. Ronald Flores orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds. Carlos Sorto contributed with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Five Marquense players scored in double figures. Cruz Morales (-87) replied with 24 points and 6 rebounds and guard Carlos Pineda (178-92) added 21 points in the effort for Biomedical. Marquense maintains first position with 15-2 record. Biomedical at the other side dropped to the ninth place with 14 games lost.
Top scorers:
Biomedical: C.Morales 24+6reb+1ast, C.Pineda 21+3reb+3ast, C.Herrera 11+2reb+3ast, J.Castillo 5+3reb+2ast, S.Bonilla 4+10reb+1ast, I.Campos 0
Marquense: R.Flores 22+11reb+2ast, J.Barrera 17+5reb+2ast, H.Urias 16+6reb+4ast, C.Sorto 16+13reb+6ast, M.Ramirez 11+2reb+5ast, D.Navas 6+4reb+5ast
gschID: 544871





Liga MB Round 3 of Semi-Finals. Isidro Metapan enter Finals - by Eurobasket News

Santa Tecla - Isidro Metapan 94-98

Isidro Metapan outscored Santa Tecla on the road to enter Finals. Isidro Metapan made 26-of-32 free shots (81.3 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. It was a good game for Spanish-American forward Duane James (196-83, college: Binghamton) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds. Panamanian forward Ernesto Oglivie (203-89) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. James is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American Musa Abdul-Aleem (196-88, college: Troy) answered with a double-double by scoring 39 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds and center Carlos Arias (200-89) added 13 points, 19 rebounds and 6 blocks in the effort for Santa Tecla. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Santa Tecla: M.Abdul-Aleem 39+11reb+2ast, R.Martinez 15+5reb+4ast, O.Torres 13+7reb+3ast, C.Arias 13+19reb+3ast, A.Arias Serrano 10+4reb+3ast, O.Rivera 2+1reb
Isidro Metapan: D.James 26+11reb+3ast, J.Colorado 21+2reb+5ast, R.Sandoval 17+8reb+6ast, E.Oglivie 15+14reb+4ast, K.Palmer 12+14reb+3ast, A.Regalado 7+7reb+2ast
gschID: 547617





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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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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  FRANCE  

Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Zachery PEACOCK
  Bourg
  (203-C-87)
  Avg: 17.8
 1. Peacock, Bourg17.8 
 2. Hermannsson, Charlevi.17.1 
 3. Burton, Roanne16.8 
 4. Williams, Boulazac16.3 
 5. Jones, Lille16.2 
 6. Henry, Evreux16.2 
 7. Ware, Vichy C.15.9 
 8. Bigote, Nantes15.6 
 9. Walker, Evreux15.4 
 10. Brown, Charleville14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dinma ODIAKOSA
  Le Havre
  (203-C/F-85)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Odiakosa, Le Havre9.8 
 2. Ndoye, Bourg9.4 
 3. Kone, Charleville9.3 
 4. Burton, Roanne9.0 
 5. Ekperigin, Nantes8.0 
 6. Traore, Lille7.6 
 7. Morin, Le Havre7.4 
 8. Rhoomes, St Qu.7.3 
 9. Fall, Poitiers7.0 
 10. Diame, Blois6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jay THREATT
  Poitiers
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Threatt, Poitiers6.9 
 2. King, Le Havre6.2 
 3. Ware, Vichy C.5.8 
 4. Rigaux, Maurienne5.8 
 5. Sim, Bourg5.8 
 6. Hermannsson, Charlevi.5.7 
 7. Turner, Blois5.6 
 8. Henry, Evreux5.5 
 9. Duren, Boulogne5.2 
 10. Mitchell, Nantes5.1 
Steals Per Game
 Corin HENRY
  Evreux
  (178-PG-88)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Henry, Evreux2.3 
 2. Burton, Roanne2.3 
 3. Threatt, Poitiers2.0 
 4. Mitchell, Nantes1.9 
 5. Denave, Vichy C.1.8 
 6. Fouse, Charleville1.8 
 7. de-Jong, Boulogne1.8 
 8. Rigaux, Maurienne1.8 
 9. Turner, Blois1.8 
 10. Moendadze, Boulo.1.6 
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. MBida, Lille1.1 
 7. Traore, Lille1.1 
 8. Jones, Lille1.0 
 9. Boateng, Blois0.9 
 10. Diame, Blois0.9 


Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Jerrold BROOKS
  ALS Basket
  (183-PG-91)
  Avg: 18
 1. Brooks, ALS Basket18.0 
 2. Craion, Lorient17.5 
 3. Bradford, St Vallier17.5 
 4. Newson, Lorient17.0 
 5. Vaty, Lourdes16.9 
 6. Geiger, SAP V.16.3 
 7. Davis, Rennes16.1 
 8. Varanauskas, Gries/Ob.15.9 
 9. Mitchell, Chartres15.9 
 10. Doumbia, Gries/Ob.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gregg THONDIQUE
  Gries/Ob.
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Thondique, Gries/Ob.9.9 
 2. Kovanusic, ALS B.9.3 
 3. Staniulis, Souffel8.1 
 4. Gourari, RAC Basket8.0 
 5. Blackwell, ALS B.8.0 
 6. Craion, Lorient7.9 
 7. Cox, Challans7.6 
 8. Anderson, RAC B.7.4 
 9. Rakocevic, Orchies6.9 
 10. Quincy-Jones, Vitre6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Nikola KORAC
  Vitre
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Korac, Vitre7.6 
 2. Romain, Chartres7.4 
 3. Dalmeida, Lourdes7.0 
 4. Varanauskas, Gries/Ob.5.5 
 5. Rathieuville, Rennes5.2 
 6. Suhard, Angers BC5.2 
 7. Bichard, RAC Basket5.1 
 8. Delhomme, St Vallier5.1 
 9. Smith, Orchies4.9 
 10. Siegwarth, Vitre4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Michael CRAION
  Lorient
  (195-F-89)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Craion, Lorient2.8 
 2. Davis, Rennes2.3 
 3. Neri, ALS Basket2.0 
 4. Newson, Lorient2.0 
 5. Cornely, Caen1.9 
 6. Monceau, Challans1.9 
 7. Dalmeida, Lourdes1.7 
 8. Correia, Souffel1.6 
 9. Gourari, RAC Basket1.6 
 10. Rafai, RAC Basket1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Ludovic NEGROBAR
  Rennes
  (207-C-91)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Negrobar, Rennes1.4 
 2. Bobrov, Quimper1.1 
 3. Rakocevic, Orchies1.0 
 4. Diarra, Caen0.9 
 5. Monteiro, Caen0.9 
 6. Boucard, GET Vosges0.8 
 7. Soumaoro, SAP V.0.8 
 8. Jakstas, Gries/Ob.0.8 
 9. Kovanusic, ALS B.0.8 
 10. Kayembe, Souffel0.8 


ProB Round 2 of Quarter-Finals. Provence Basket and Nantes make it through into semifinals - by Eurobasket News

Roanne - Provence Basket 65-66

Provence Basket nipped Roanne on the road to advance into the semifinal stage. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 22-14. But Chorale de Roanne won second period 17-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Provence Basket made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American swingman Aaron Broussard (195-90, college: Seattle) who scored 22 points. The other American import center Brad Waldow (208-91, college: St.Mary's, CA) chipped in 7 points and 6 rebounds. American forward Joe Burton (201-90, college: Oregon St.) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds and point guard Arthur Rozenfeld (178-95) added 17 points and 9 assists respectively for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Roanne: J.Burton 20+13reb+3ast, A.Rozenfeld 17+2reb+9ast, P.Brun 8+2reb, C.Cavallo 8+5reb+3ast, B.Clark 5+8reb+2ast, T.Ville 5+3reb+1ast
Provence Basket: A.Broussard 22+4reb+3ast, D.Obasohan 8+4reb+1ast, B.Waldow 7+6reb+2ast, J.Burrows 7+4reb, J.Maille 5+2reb+3ast, X.Gaillou 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 547301


Nantes - Charleville 77-69

Nantes held off Charleville to ensure the semifinal birth. The game without a history. Nantes led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They also forced 22 Charleville-Mezieres turnovers. American-British power forward Laurence Ekperigin (200-88, college: Le Moyne) orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points and 8 rebounds. Swingman Valentin Bigote (196-92) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Five Nantes players scored in double figures. American Wilbert Brown (200-84, college: Niagara) replied with 22 points and 8 rebounds and naturalized Ivorian center Mohamed Kone (211-81, college: Valparaiso) added 15 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Charleville-Mezieres.
Top scorers:
Charleville: W.Brown 22+8reb, M.Kone 15+10reb+2ast, M.Hermannsson 15+3reb+8ast, J.Fouse 8+7reb, S.Buterlevicius 6+1reb, D.Bouquet 3+1reb+6ast
Nantes: V.Bigote 20+3reb, L.Ekperigin 14+8reb+2ast, C.McKnight 11+6reb+2ast, K.Mitchell 10+1reb+4ast, R.Kuksiks 10+5reb, V.Fofana 6+1reb
gschID: 547302


Evreux - Lille 74-83

Lille beat Evreux on the road to even the series at 1-1. ALM Evreux trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 23-21 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 74-83 at the end of the game. Naturalized Burkinabe Jean-Victor Traore (204-85) had a double-double by scoring 19 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American forward DeQuan Jones (203-90, college: Miami, FL) chipped in 18 points during the contest. Four Lille Metropole players scored in double figures. American guard Caleb Walker (194-89, college: Nebraska) responded with 26 points and 5 rebounds and swingman Bastien Pinault (195-93) scored 8 points and 6 rebounds. ALM Evreux's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Evreux: C.Walker 26+5reb+2ast, R.Dibo 13+4reb, B.Pinault 8+6reb+3ast, S.Mekdad 7+3reb+2ast, P.Beye 7+1reb, C.Henry 6+1reb+5ast
Lille: J.Traore 19+12reb+6ast, D.Jones 18+3reb+2ast, P.Duwiquet 15+2reb+2ast, P.Marinov 13+4reb+1ast, N.Taccoen 7+6reb+2ast, J.MBida 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 547303


Le Havre - Boulazac 63-74

Boulazac forced the decisive third game in the series following a tough road win over Le Havre. The guests trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 74-63. Point guard Arnaud Kerckhof (193-84) scored 17 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and naturalized Central African power forward Maxime Zianveni (198-79) chipped in 10 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Nigerian power forward Dinma Odiakosa (203-85, college: Illinois St., agency: Inception Sports) responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds and power forward Yannis Morin (208-93) scored 7 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Le Havre: D.Odiakosa 11+11reb+1ast, J.Greene 8+2reb+4ast, N.Pope 8+3reb+3ast, Y.Morin 7+6reb+2ast, G.Denis 7+2reb, M.Lebrun 6+2reb
Boulazac: A.Kerckhof 17+4reb+4ast, J.Sanchez 15+6reb, M.Zianveni 10+8reb+5ast, G.Clerc 7+5reb+5ast, J.Williams 6+5reb+1ast, T.Gipson 6
gschID: 547304





Orleans hire coach Germain Castano - by Eurobasket News

Entente Orleans 45 (ProA) agreed terms with 46-year old coach Germain Castano. He moved there from Boulogne in the ProB where he coached this season. Castano has coached there for the last eight years. He helped them to make it to the cup final.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won French ProB championship title in 2006 and 2014. Castano was also voted Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Coach of the Year back in 2014.
He has coached previously in Mulhouse Basket.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)

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Limoges land Axel Bouteille - by Eurobasket News

Limoges CSP Elite (ProA) tabbed 22-year old swingman Axel Bouteille (201-95). He moved there from ES Chalon-Sur-Saone (ProA) where he played this season. Bouteille has played there for the last five years. In 36 ProA games he averaged 8.5ppg and 4.3rpg. The last season he played also at Chalon/Saor. In 35 ProA games he had 5.3ppg and 2.6rpg. Bouteille helped them to make it to the cup final. He also played 19 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 6.6ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.2apg. Bouteille contributed to his team making it to the FIBA Europe Cup Final Four.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 3rd Team award back in 2014.
Bouteille represented France at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 4 games: 14.5ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 58.3%, 3PT: 16.7%, FT: 58.3%.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)

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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. Lewis, Bayreuth15.3 
 9. Odum, Wuerzburg15.3 
 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. Cooley, Ludwigsb.6.8 
 6. Morgan, Ratiopharm6.8 
 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. Bowlin, Giessen 46ers1.5 
 10. Knight, Jena1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Daniel THEIS
  Brose Bask.
  (204-PF-92)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Theis, Brose Bask.1.3 
 2. Groselle, Braunsch.1.2 
 3. Kleber, B.Muenchen1.2 
 4. Gamble, Telekom .1.2 
 5. Lane, Wuerzburg1.0 
 6. Gaffney, ALBA1.0 
 7. Qvale, EWE Baskets0.9 
 8. Austin, Bremerha.0.9 
 9. Elliott, Bremerhaven0.8 
 10. Ohlbrecht, Ratio.0.8 


BBL Round 3 of Semi-Finals. Brose Baskets reach Finals - by Eurobasket News

Brose Bask. - B.Muenchen 76-67

Brose Baskets knocked down Bayern at home court to sweep the series. Brose Baskets made 27-of-29 charity shots (93.1 percent) during the game. Bayern Muenchen was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was an exceptional evening for French Fabien Causeur (195-87) who led the winners and scored 17 points and 7 rebounds. Greek guard Nikolaos Zisis (197-83, agency: Octagon Europe) accounted for 14 points and 4 assists for the winning side. Four Brose Baskets players scored in double figures. Serbian Vladimir Lucic (201-89, agency: BeoBasket) came up with 19 points (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) and American center Devin Booker (205-91, college: Clemson) added 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for Bayern Muenchen in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Brose Bask.: F.Causeur 17+7reb+2ast, N.Zisis 14+2reb+4ast, J.Strelnieks 13+2ast, D.Miller 11+2reb+2ast, D.Theis 10+4reb, N.Melli 8+7reb+4ast
B.Muenchen: V.Lucic 19+4reb+1ast, D.Booker 13+6reb+4ast, R.Redding 12+1reb+5ast, D.Barthel 6+3reb+1ast, D.Joyce 6+2reb+3ast, M.Kleber 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 547138


Ratiopharm - EWE Baskets 61-68

EWE Baskets outgunned Ratiopharm on the road to claim 2-1 lead in the series. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a great evening for swingman Rickey Paulding (196-82, college: Missouri) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points and 4 assists. Center Brian Qvale (210-88, college: Montana) helped adding 12 points and 9 rebounds. The best for the losing side was forward Augustine Rubit (201-89, college: S.Alabama) with 15 points and 5 rebounds and power forward Raymar Morgan (203-88, college: Michigan St.) scored 6 points and 10 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
EWE Baskets: R.Paulding 19+2reb+4ast, B.Qvale 12+9reb, C.Kramer 11+3reb+6ast, M.De Zeeuw 9+2reb+2ast, F.Massenat 7+4reb+3ast, J.Freese 4+1reb+1ast
Ratiopharm: A.Rubit 15+5reb, T.Braun 10+3reb, C.Babb 9+3reb+2ast, R.Morgan 6+10reb, P.Guenther 6+2reb+1ast, C.Prather 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 547137





Marko Pecarski Owns The Paint Leading FC Bayern Munich To 2017 NBBL Title Overpowering IBAM 94-71 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The 2017 NBBL final was not even 30 minutes old and if one was roaming the catacombs in the Fraport arena, one would have observed intense sadness as IBAM players had their heads sunk low and others were feeling the sorrow even more like Johannes Klughardt as it was sinking in slowly. 19 year old Klughardt who started his career with TUS Uhrspringschule was in tears and was hugging his teammates like a 8 year old would their parents with that first overnight summer camp departure. He had made a clutch jumper and steal in the last minute to secure the IBAM win against Alba Berlin in the semi-final and the final was the last game for the German in the NBBL with this special group of guys as many will be too old to compete in the NBBL next season. Not only was Klughardt unhappy with the 94-71 NBBL final defeat at the hands of FC Bayern Munich as he also let some frustration out on an empty plastic bottle lying on the floor, but also his teammate 16 year old 186cm shooting guard and game changer Joshua Obiese who had a great semi-final game from the bench against Alba Berlin was feeling the grief of playing a last time with a very unusual group of guys and was near tears as he described playing that last game with Stanford bound Oscar Da Silva. 'This last game was very emotional for me. I had a very special relationship with Oscar. We spent a lot of time together training together a lot during the afternoons. It is really hard to let go', stressed Joshua Obiese. However for some fellows the frustration and down period after a tough loss escapes a mind quicker as others like Oscar Da Silva was already in future mode as he had an intense talk with German U-18 head coach Alan Ibrhimagic for about 10 minutes listening about how he should prepare for the summer national team time and one could of orchestrated a wet tee shirt contest next to him or had Lebron James walk by him and the 18 year old would not have flinched or lost concentration with his matter at hand. The young German is all business and already has the type of strong mentality that will carry him far at the professional level. For Da Silva, it was just another big game with many more too follow as he produced 19 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and two steals and filled up the stat sheet like a Russell Westbrook. On the other side of the coin, the winners FC Bayern Munich were celebrating like no tomorrow, but one player won't only remember the win, but also playing that last youth game against Da Silva. 'It is always entertaining to play against Oscar. I never had as much fun as today as this was my first final. A guy like Oscar makes me so much better as you always have to play at a high level against him or you get eaten up', warned FC Bayern Munich guard Nelson Weidemann.

The 2017 NBBL final was a tale of two halves as the fans saw a very balanced and even game in the first 20 minutes, but in the last half witnessed a fatigued IBAM team fall apart and be unable to withstand the constant FC Bayern Munich pressure on both ends of the floor. IBAM was fatigued and FC Bayern Munich knew that and used it to their full advantage. 'The semi-final game against Alba Berlin was very strenuous. They really pushed us to our physical limit. We weren't as fit as we could have been, but FC Bayern performed very well. Our intensity was missing a bit, but I felt that we gave it our all on the floor', warned Joshua Obiese. FC Bayern Munich played their game for 40 minutes and never lost a step on defense, but played it consistently until the end and it also didn't hurt that their offense was clicking. 'This was not an easy game in any way. We figured that IBAM would come out with more intensity in the second half, but didn't so we didn't let up either and carried our defensive intensity until the end and destroyed them which gave us confidence on offense', added Nelso Weidemann. The NBBL final also had many many known figures of the German basketball world eying the biggest German talents like Dirk Bauermann, Ademola Okulaja, Gordon Herbert, Patrick Flomo, Simon Cote, or Marko Pesic to just name a few. Ex Giants Nordlingen head coach Mario Matic was also in attendance and stated that a big factor in the game was the difference in player personnel. 'It makes it a lot harder to win when you have guys like Weidemann, Gegic and Pecarski with professional experience. FC Bayern Munich had some problems with the IBAM zone at the start, but then played good defense carrying it to the end. IBAM didn't play the way they know how and they play with much emotion and when FC Bayern led by more than 10 points, they just couldn't handle that', stressed Mario Matic.

FC Bayern Munich got off to a quick start leading 5-2 as the they got massive guard production from Bosnian Amir Gegic who didn't shy away from the inside presence of Fynn Fischer making a tip in off his own miss and connecting on a 15 footer. FC Bayern Munich did a good job early keeping Oscar Da Silva in check while Fischer got a feed from Da Silva and Okao hit a 20 footer to dead lock the game. Gegic wasn't done yet with his early game romp as he connected on a trey giving FC Bayern Munich the 8-5 advantage. But IBAM came back and quickly went on a brutal 8-0 run totally surprising FC Bayern Munich to claim the 13-8 lead. In the run, it was Da Silva who gave the name scoring in bunches a new name as he scored twice inside, nailed free throws and Klughardt made a lay in. IBAM also did a great job totally limiting the touches of mega talent Marko Pecarski (208-C-00) who wasn't a factor yet. FC Bayern stepped up their defense in the last minutes and also did a fine job getting to the free throw line and came back to tie the game at 15-15. Both teams exchanged leads in the last minute, but FC Bayern Munich led 19-18 after one quarter as 18 year old Mario Vazquez Hack who started his career at SBDJK Rosenheim snuck inside and scored. 'The big difference in the first quarter was that the high intensity that FC Bayern Munich brought on defense carried over to their offense which forced them to lose rhythm and miss more shots', stressed ex Dresden Titans head coach Steven Clauss. FC Bayern Munich was shooting 28% from the field and 17% from outside while IBAM was shooting 38% from the field and 0% from outside. FC Bayern Munich had the 14-11 rebound edge and both teams had four turnovers a piece.

The second quarter remained close with IBAM retaining the lead once only to give it up again, but FC Bayern Munich couldn't get way from IBAM yet. In the first few minutes it was the Pecarski and Bessior show as both got going. The Serbian Pecarski who gets compared a lot these days to Denver Nugget Nikola Jokic and had a huge 2016 U-16 European championshsip leading the tournament ins coring at 25,0PPG and 14,0rpg finally got going and showed his solid inside out game hitting a trey getting a friendly Fraport arena bounce and then using his biggest weapon his rebound getting a ball and making the put back. On the other end it was Bessior who is a 17 year old 203cm forward and averaged 6,5ppg and 3,5rpg this season in the Regionallige for Schwabing came from the bench and gave the needed spark hitting a trey and then displaying nice mobility getting away from a defender with a behind the back dribble and laying it in off the glass as IBAM had the lead again at 26-25. However FC Bayern Munich used their depth getting production from Weidemann and Gegic from the free throw line, a trey from Jannick Jebens who played 4 Pro B games this season. Hack and Pecarski also scored as FC Bayern Munich led 35-30. IBAM continued to battle away getting free throws from Fischer and the passing magician Dimitrije Mrda who made the pass of the 2017 top four making a full court bounce pass in Rajon Rondo manner in the semi-final and this time tip toed to the bucket, but made a last second shovel pass that Okao threw down with the two handed dunk as IBAM trailed 37-34. Gegic and Da Silva traded buckets in the last minute as FC Bayern Munich went into the break with the slim 39-36 advantage. 'FC Bayern Munich got Pecarski into the game and continued to have that defensive intensity, but didn't have that restlessness on offense anymore, but were more poised', stressed Steven Clauss. FC Bayern Munich was shooting 32% from the field and 25% from the three point line while IBAM was hooting 39% from the field and 9% from the three point line. FC Bayern Munich had the slight rebound lead 32-21 and both teams had eight turnovers apiece.

The turning point of the game arrived in the third quarter where FC Bayern continued to play their game and play with a high intensity at both ends while IBAM caught fatigue and just couldn't stay at pace with their opponent. FC Bayern Munich came back on the court and went on a furious 16-2 run to extend their lead to 55-40 and were in cruise control. Da Silva got IBAM the first points of the second half with a lay in, but then it was all FC Bayern as they got solid production from Gegic who scored 8 points in the run and Pecarski continued to work on his stats and MVP game giving 8 points. Gegic continued to do as he pleased getting inside and destroying the IBAM one on one defense three times while Pecarski did his usual damage inside outmuscling any guy that got in his way and finishing with two dunks. FC Bayern Munich continued to outwork IBAM as Weidemann started to get hot dropping two three's and Gegic continued to wreak havoc inside getting more points and getting to the free throw line. Da Silva was the only real bright spot for IBAM getting two buckets inside in the last two minutes, but IBAM was looking at a 67-47 deficit after three quarters. 'FC Bayern Munich came out with the same intensity in the third quarter and we tried to also, but were unable to. We just couldn't come to terms with their physicality', stressed IBAM game changer Joshua Obiese. FC Bayern Munich was shooting 40% from the field and 31% from the parking lot while IBAM was hooting 35% from the field and 6% from the parking lot. FC Bayern Munich had the 33-32 rebound edge, but only 10 turnovers while IBAM had 15 turnovers.

In the fourth quarter, FC Bayern Munich was able to continue to keep a huge lead and close out the game in style while fans saw an energizing three point shooting clinic from Mrda that didn't really help IBAM's cause at all. IBAM got on the board first as 18 year old ex Basket Vilsbiburg guard Daniel Raisc scored, but FC Bayern Munich stormed back getting baskets from Jebens and Austrian guard Erol Ersek to extend their lead to 71-51. IBAM then had two good possessions on offense getting a 4-0 run as Fischer and Mrda got production inside cutting the FC Bayern Munich lead to 71-55. 2005 European silver medalist and FC Bayern Munich head coach Demond Greene took a time out and his team quickly responded as Weidemann hit a deep three from the corner. Mrda then hit three back to back trey's, but IBAM was unable to take advantage of it as they allowed Jebens and Weideman three's to stop any last quarter comeback from IBAM as FC Bayern Munich led 85-66. FC Bayern Munich closed out the game well with a Bruno Vrcic put back and Jebens pretty old school baby hook shot while Da Silva scored his last basket for IBAM with a typical lay in. FC Bayern Munich then cheered twice as the buzzer sounded as not only had they won the 2017 NBBL final, but little used Robert Merz who is a 17 year old 193cm guard who started his career at TSU Etting hit a buzzer beater for added joy. 'IBAM gave all they had, but I believed that we were fitter and deeper. After our last game against Breitengussbach in April, we really worked hard on our fitness. I thought that we defended better in the second half than in the first mainly because we were still fit', warned Nelson Weidemann. 'We usually play good guard defense, but today we left the middle open too much', stressed Joshua Obiese. FC Bayern Munich was led by Amar Gegic with 24 points, Marko Pecarski had 22 points and 12 rebounds and Nelson Weidemann contributed 17 points. IBAM was led by Oscar da Silva with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Fynn Fischer had 15 points and nine rebounds while Dimitrije Mrda supplied 12 points. FC Bayern Munich shot 43% from the field and 33% from outside while IBAM shot 40% from the field and 25% from outside. FC Bayern Munich won the rebound duel 43-41 and had 11 turnovers while IBAM coughed up the ball 19 times.




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  GREECE  

Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Ken BROWN
  Koroivos
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 16.3
 1. Brown, Koroivos16.3 
 2. Cummings, Aris14.7 
 3. Barlow, Trikalla14.0 
 4. Starks, Koroivos13.6 
 5. Hall, Koroivos13.4 
 6. Gotcher, Koroivos12.9 
 7. Lojeski, Olympiacos12.6 
 8. Punter, Lavrio12.5 
 9. Milutinovic, Koroivos12.4 
 10. Robert, AGOR12.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Keith CLANTON
  PAOK
  (205-C/F-90)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Clanton, PAOK9.5 
 2. Biruta, Trikalla7.0 
 3. Evans, Lavrio6.9 
 4. Fitzpatrick, AGOR6.7 
 5. Hall, Koroivos6.7 
 6. Singleton, Panathin.6.4 
 7. Toutziarakis, Kymis6.2 
 8. Faye, Promitheas6.1 
 9. Milosevic, AEK A.6.1 
 10. Vasilopoulos, Kolossos.5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Ken BROWN
  Koroivos
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Brown, Koroivos7.3 
 2. Spanoulis, Olympiacos5.8 
 3. Calathes, Panathin.5.6 
 4. Starks, Koroivos4.9 
 5. Talton, AGOR4.4 
 6. Hall, Kolossos HH4.1 
 7. Scott, Doxa L.4.1 
 8. Nixon, Lavrio4.0 
 9. El-Amin, Kymis3.9 
 10. Ukic, AEK Athens3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Shannon SCOTT
  Doxa L.
  (186-PG-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Scott, Doxa L.2.0 
 2. Hickey, Apollon .1.9 
 3. Xanthopoulos, Aris1.8 
 4. Brown, Koroivos1.8 
 5. Gotcher, Koroivos1.6 
 6. Releford, Kolossos.1.6 
 7. Singleton, Panathin.1.4 
 8. Moore, Promitheas1.4 
 9. Jones, Promitheas1.4 
 10. Barlow, Trikalla1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Jito KOK
  Lavrio
  (206-C-94)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Kok, Lavrio1.5 
 2. Clanton, PAOK1.1 
 3. Raines, Apollon .1.1 
 4. Orton, Kymis1.0 
 5. Kavvadas, Aris1.0 
 6. Kravic, AGOR1.0 
 7. Jackson, Aris0.9 
 8. Reddic, Kolossos HH0.9 
 9. Milutinov, Olympiacos0.9 
 10. Birch, Olympiacos0.9 


A1 Round 1 of Finals. Olympiacos outscore Panathinaikos in opener - by Eurobasket News

FINAL
Olympiacos - Panathinaikos 63-58

Olympiacos topped Panathinaikos to take 1-0 lead in the championship series. Panathinaikos was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 15-8 charge of Olympiacos, which allowed them to win the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Panathinaikos helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international Vassilis Spanoulis (193-82, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 11 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists. Serbian center Nikola Milutinov (212-94) contributed with 12 points for the winners. International center Ioannis Bourousis (214-83) answered with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds and American-Guinea-Bissau guard KC Rivers (196-87, college: Clemson) added 16 points in the effort for Panathinaikos. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Olympiacos: G.Printezis 12+3reb+1ast, N.Milutinov 12+4reb+1ast, V.Spanoulis 11+6reb+10ast, T.Zevgaras 7+7reb, I.Papapetrou 5+3reb, K.Birch 5+4reb
Panathinaikos: K.Rivers 16+4reb, I.Bourousis 13+11reb, C.Singleton 9+6reb, M.James 6+4reb+4ast, N.Calathes 5+6reb+5ast, A.Fotsis 5+4reb
gschID: 547548

3-4 Place
AEK Athens - Aris 90-74

AEK Athens rallied past Aris in the consolation finals opener. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 90-74. 28 personal fouls committed by Aris helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of Bosnian forward Milan Milosevic (203-85, agency: BeoExcell) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds. Nigerian power forward Chinemelu Elonu (206-87, college: Texas A&M) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Five AEK Athens players scored in double figures. The former international forward Vladimir Jankovic (202-90) answered with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds and the former international power forward Michalis Tsairelis (206-88) added 11 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Aris. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
AEK Athens: M.Milosevic 16+12reb, D.Mavroeidis 13+8reb+1ast, C.Elonu 11+11reb+2ast, G.Larentzakis 11+1reb+4ast, M.Dixon 11+1reb+9ast, K.Vasiliadis 10+1reb+2ast
Aris: V.Jankovic 17+11reb+3ast, M.Tsairelis 11+7reb+1ast, V.Xanthopoulos 9+1reb+5ast, V.Kavvadas 8+5reb, T.Zaras 7+1reb, S.Mourtos 6+1reb



Eurobasket.com All-Greek B League Awards 2017 - by Eurobasket Center

Eurobasket.com All-Greek B League 1st Team 2017
Spyros Magounis
Magounis
Giannis Kyriakopoulos
Kyriakopoulos
Nestoras Kommatos
Kommatos
Petros Kanelis
Kanelis
Grigoris Pappas
Pappas

Co-Player of the Year: Giannis Kyriakopoulos (185-PG-83) of Kastoria
Co-Player of the Year: Spyros Magounis (200-G-85) of Peristeri GS
Guard of the Year: Christos Lakkas (188-PG-91) of Karditsas
Co-Forward of the Year: Nikos Psileas (199-F-80) of Mandraikos
Co-Forward of the Year: Giannis Kakiouzis (205-F/C-78) of Papagou
Center of the Year: Stamatis Benas (206-F/C-85) of Kastoria
Co-Most Improved Player of the Year: Dimitris Legkikas (98) of Zografou
Co-Most Improved Player of the Year: Nikos Houhoumis (200-F-96) of Ergotelis
Co-Newcomer of the Year: Diogenis Gorgonis (192-SG-98) of Peristeri GS
Co-Newcomer of the Year: Marios Lekkos (185-PG-97) of Kastoria
Rookie of the Year: Nikolaos Chougaz (198-SF-00) of Peristeri GS
Co-Defensive Player of the Year: Dimitris Katiakos (205-C/F-87) of Peristeri GS
Co-Defensive Player of the Year: Danis Eleftheriadis (197-F-89) of Kastoria
Coach of the Year: Nikos Karagiannis of Peristeri GS

1st Team
G: Spyros Magounis (200-G-85) of Peristeri GS
PG: Giannis Kyriakopoulos (185-PG-83) of Kastoria
F: Nestoras Kommatos (203-F-77) of Ermis Agias
F: Petros Kanelis (200-F-90) of Marousi
C/F: Grigoris Pappas (205-C/F-91) of Karditsas

2nd Team
G: Michalis Polytarchou (190-G-83) of Peristeri GS
G/F: Georgios Mavrogiannis (193-G/F-92) of Karditsas
F/G: Chris Likogiannis (198-F/G-84) of Peristeri GS
F: Nikos Mantzioris (200-F-83) of Panelefsiniakos
F/C: Stamatis Benas (206-F/C-85) of Kastoria

3rd Team
G/F: Antonis Mantzaris (193-G/F-86) of Peristeri GS
PG: Alkis Pappas (184-PG-87) of Peristeri GS
G: Pavlos Xydas (185-G-93) of Marousi
PG: Giorgos Trihopoulos (184-PG-87) of Karditsas
: Dimitris Legkikas (98) of Zografou

4th Team
G: Babis Mouratidis (186-G-86) of Pefkohori
G: Vaggelis Balafas (190-G-85) of Marousi
G: Giorgos Sourlis (190-G-85) of Marousi
F: Giannis Papageorgopoulos (204-F-91) of Marousi
C/F: Dimitris Katiakos (205-C/F-87) of Peristeri GS

Honorable Mention
Andreas Chronopoulos (183-G-82) of Marousi
Giorgos Tersenidis (203-F-87) of Kastoria
Eri Hotza (196-F-96) of Kastoria
Dionysis Stavros (201-F-98) of Niki Amarousiou
Giannis Daskalopoulos (195-G/F-80) of Stratoni
Efthimis Kothras (193-G-81) of Filippos Veroias
Giannis Deep (186-PG-86) of Tritonas S.
Giannis Karagiolidis (195-G-89) of Periko/Arhelaos
Thomas Amparas (190-PG-94) of Koropi
Stefanos Solomos (206-F-79) of Marousi
Lefteris Galanidis (188-G-87) of Anatolia
Filippos Moschovitis (190-G-78) of Nea Kifisia
Nektarios Marousits (194-G-89) of Ermis Lagkada
Dimitris Karadolamis (204-F-87) of Koropi



Papatheodorou happy to join PAOK - by Giorgos Diploidis

Ilias Papatheodorou has stated that he is very happy and it is an honour for him that he will be the new coach of PAOK Thessaloniki. Yesterday (27/06) the team of Thessaloniki announced that Ilias Papatheodorou will be the new coach of the club for the next two years.

The Greek coach took the place of Soulis Markopoulos who was in the bench the past 8 years. Pantelis Boutskos (the assistant coach of Markopoulos) also will not continue his co-operation with PAOK Thessaloniki. The team will announce the assistants of the new coach.



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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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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  HUNGARY  

A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Andrija BOJIC
  Jaszberenyi
  (207-PF-93)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Bojic, Jaszberenyi21.3 
 2. Govens, Falco KC21.2 
 3. Kromah, Kormend19.8 
 4. Lilov, Szedeak19.1 
 5. Vojvoda, Szolnok19.0 
 6. Ubilla, ZTE K.17.9 
 7. Frazier, Kaposvari17.4 
 8. Pacher, Vasas17.4 
 9. Johnson, Sopron KC17.0 
 10. Djerasimovic, KTE-D.16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matt TIBY
  Atomeromu
  (203-F/C-92)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Tiby, Atomeromu8.8 
 2. Sejfic, PVSK P.8.4 
 3. Hendlein, Kaposvari8.2 
 4. Pacher, Vasas8.1 
 5. Bojic, Jaszberenyi7.9 
 6. Szabo, ZTE K.7.9 
 7. Sihota, MAFC7.9 
 8. Watkins, Atomeromu7.8 
 9. Lorant, Alba7.3 
 10. Wright, Vasas7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Emanuel UBILLA
  ZTE K.
  (188-PG-86)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Ubilla, ZTE K.8.2 
 2. Boltic, Szedeak8.1 
 3. Battle, Atomeromu7.7 
 4. Taylor, Vasas7.5 
 5. Wisseh, Kaposvari6.2 
 6. Govens, Falco KC6.2 
 7. Smith, MAFC6.1 
 8. Nelson, PVSK P.6.0 
 9. Johnson, Sopron KC5.8 
 10. Petty, Kormend5.7 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Sopron KC
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Johnson, Sopron KC2.6 
 2. Arrington, Jaszbere.2.3 
 3. Petty, Kormend2.1 
 4. Boltic, Szedeak2.1 
 5. Stamenkovic, Jaszbere.2.1 
 6. Kromah, Kormend2.0 
 7. Smith, MAFC1.9 
 8. Pongo, KTE-Duna1.8 
 9. Lilov, Szedeak1.6 
 10. Frazier, Kaposvari1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Malik COOKE
  Kaposvari
  (201-F-89)
  Avg: 1
 1. Cooke, Kaposvari1.0 
 2. Keller, Alba0.9 
 3. Hendlein, Kaposvari0.9 
 4. Wright, Vasas0.8 
 5. Zigeranovic, Falco K.0.8 
 6. Juhos, Szedeak0.8 
 7. Benke, ZTE K.0.8 
 8. Andric, Szolnok0.7 
 9. Ivosev, KTE-Duna0.7 
 10. Simms, Kaposvari0.6 


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





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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. Bowman, Maccabi .16.1 
 9. Milbourne, Hapoel E.16.0 
 10. Holloway, Galil G.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karam MASHOUR
  Bnei H.
  (198-F-91)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Mashour, Bnei H.10.2 
 2. Holloway, Galil G.10.0 
 3. Atkins, Hapoel Holon8.5 
 4. Adrien, Bnei H.7.9 
 5. Howell, Hapoel T-A7.8 
 6. Cohen, Maccabi .7.7 
 7. Carmichael, Maccabi .7.1 
 8. Griffin, Galil Gilboa7.1 
 9. Iverson, Maccabi .7.0 
 10. Kitchen, Ironi N.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Gregory VARGAS
  Maccabi .
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Vargas, Maccabi .6.7 
 2. Henry, Hapoel Eilat6.0 
 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. Kinsey, Hapoel J-M1.8 
 6. Carter, Maccabi .1.8 
 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.1.1 
 7. Daniels, Hapoel Eilat1.0 
 8. Carter, Maccabi .0.9 
 9. Chubrevich, Hapoel H.0.9 
 10. McCrea, Maccabi .0.9 



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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. Johnson, Openjobm.17.6 
 7. Ragland, Scandone.17.3 
 8. Aradori, Grissin .15.9 
 9. Logan, Scandone AV15.7 
 10. Holloway, Vanoli C.15.5 
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.5.2 
 8. Craft, Dolomiti.4.7 
 9. Holloway, Vanoli C.4.4 
 10. Green, Scandone AV4.3 
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. Logan, Scandone AV1.6 
 6. Goss, Enel Brindisi1.5 
 7. Bostic, JuveCaserta1.5 
 8. Lighty, Dolomiti.1.5 
 9. Jones, VL Pesaro1.5 
 10. Forray, Dolomiti.1.5 
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. Thomas, Vanoli CR1.1 
 8. Biligha, Vanoli CR1.1 
 9. Berggren, Brescia1.1 
 10. Carter, Enel Brindisi1.0 


Stats Leaders - Lega2

Points Per Game
 Dwayne DAVIS
  Jesi
  (196-F-89)
  Avg: 24.1
 1. Davis, Jesi24.1 
 2. Smith, Roseto23.6 
 3. Golden, Chieti22.7 
 4. Sims, Rieti20.2 
 5. Ferguson, Angelico.20.1 
 6. Bowers, Bondi F.20.0 
 7. Brown, Roma Virtus19.9 
 8. Harrell, Mens S.19.3 
 9. Cosey, Tortona18.8 
 10. Raffa, Roma Virtus18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mike HALL
  Angelico Biella
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Hall, Angelico Biella12.8 
 2. Reynolds, Recanati12.2 
 3. Radic, Viola RC11.4 
 4. Mosley, Legnano9.5 
 5. Mortellaro, Chieti9.5 
 6. Smith, Ravenna9.3 
 7. Easley, Eurobask.9.2 
 8. Poletti, Latina B.9.1 
 9. Jones, Piacenza9.0 
 10. Perry, Treviso .9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Yuval NAIMY
  Scafati
  (188-PG-85)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Naimy, Scafati7.5 
 2. Moreno, Bondi F.6.2 
 3. Bowers, Jesi6.1 
 4. Fantinelli, Treviso .5.8 
 5. Piazza, Agrigento5.1 
 6. Deloach, Eurobask.5.0 
 7. Zanelli, Rieti4.6 
 8. Golden, Chieti4.5 
 9. Roderick, Bondi F.4.5 
 10. Sollazzo, Treviglio4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Javonte GREEN
  Alma T.
  (193-G-93)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Green, Alma T.2.5 
 2. Hasbrouck, Piacenza2.0 
 3. Bowers, Jesi1.9 
 4. Brown, Roma Virtus1.9 
 5. Okoye, Udine APU1.8 
 6. Fanti, Eurobask.1.8 
 7. Smith, Ravenna1.8 
 8. Spissu, Virtus B.1.8 
 9. Crockett, Unieuro .1.7 
 10. Legion, Viola RC1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Taylor SMITH
  Ravenna
  (199-F/C-91)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Smith, Ravenna2.4 
 2. Mosley, Legnano2.1 
 3. Pellegrino, Bondi F.1.8 
 4. Reynolds, Recanati1.7 
 5. Bowers, Bondi F.1.4 
 6. Parks, Alma T.1.3 
 7. Ancellotti, Treviso .1.2 
 8. Daniels, Mantova1.1 
 9. Easley, Eurobask.1.0 
 10. Arledge, Latina B.1.0 


stats leader

Points Per Game
 Simone PEPE
  Pescara
  (184-G-93)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Pepe, Pescara20.6 
 2. Centanni, Volpino .19.8 
 3. Maggiotto, Senigallia19.2 
 4. Bagnoli, Cassino18.5 
 5. Bolzonella, Varese R.18.3 
 6. Boffelli, Scauri18.2 
 7. Grilli, Barcellona18.0 
 8. Zampolli, Matera17.6 
 9. Bonfiglio, Piombino17.4 
 10. Visnjic, Napoli Cuore17.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nicolo RAVAZZANI
  Matera
  (200-C-85)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Ravazzini, Matera11.1 
 2. Zanotti, Monteroni10.6 
 3. Bozzetto, Crema10.6 
 4. Chiacig, Taranto10.4 
 5. Bagnoli, Cassino10.2 
 6. Toscano, Bottegone10.1 
 7. Beretta, Roma L.9.0 
 8. Di-Donato, Pescara8.9 
 9. Di-Carmine, Ortona8.9 
 10. Visnjic, Napoli Cuore8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Matias DI MARCO
  San S.
  (180-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Di-Marco, San S.7.5 
 2. Losi, Cefalu6.0 
 3. Bruni, Cecina5.3 
 4. Maggio, Napoli Cuore5.1 
 5. Bottioni, Campli5.1 
 6. Magini, Firenze Enic5.0 
 7. Sanguinetti, Piacenza5.0 
 8. Musso, Ortona5.0 
 9. Panzini, Cassino4.8 
 10. Rivali, Montegrano4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Ferdinando NASELLO
  Siena Virtus
  (194-G-95)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Nasello, Siena Virtus2.5 
 2. Chiappelli, Reggio E.2.2 
 3. Realini, Domodossola2.2 
 4. Demartini, Vicenza2.2 
 5. Stefanelli, San M.2.1 
 6. Gasparin, Omegna2.0 
 7. Busco, Patti1.9 
 8. Toscano, Bottegone1.9 
 9. Ricci, Giulianova1.8 
 10. Bonfiglio, Piombino1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Diego CORRAL
  Omegna
  (205-C-86)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Corral, Omegna1.2 
 2. Capitanelli, Pescara1.1 
 3. Zanotti, Monteroni1.1 
 4. Ferrara, Padova1.0 
 5. Mastroianni, Napoli C.1.0 
 6. Galmarini, Firenze .1.0 
 7. Gatti, Campli0.9 
 8. Antonelli, Bisceglie0.9 
 9. Chiacig, Taranto0.9 
 10. Laguzzi, Sestu0.9 


Recap of Serie B Round 1 of Finals - by Eurobasket News

Orzinuovi GaGa - Omegna 72-62

Orzinuovi GaGa rallied past Omegna in Finals opener. Orzinuovi GaGa dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Omegna's 28. The former international Rodolfo Valenti (198-80) fired 14 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Guard Antonio Ruggiero (190-81, agency: SPORTlab Agency) chipped in 9 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Orzinuovi GaGa's coach Alessandro Crotti used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Francesco Fratto (200-91) produced 8 points and 11 rebounds and guard Giovanni Gasparin (187-91, agency: Interperformances) added 17 points respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
Orzinuovi GaGa: R.Valenti 14+9reb+1ast, R.Perego 11+4reb+1ast, M.Toure 10+1reb+3ast, A.Ruggiero 9+6reb+5ast, A.Scanzi 9+1reb+3ast, G.Piunti 8+5reb+1ast
Omegna: G.Gasparin 17+1reb+2ast, M.Arrigoni 13+3reb+2ast, A.Dagnello 11+2reb+1ast, F.Fratto 8+11reb+2ast, F.Villa 7+2reb+3ast, D.Perez 3+2reb
gschID: 547513


Montegrano - Campli 72-48

Montegrano rolled past Campli in Game 1. The former international power forward Alessandro Paesano (203-93) nailed 12 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side and naturalized Senegalese guard Ousmane Gueye (192-82) accounted for 12 points and 5 rebounds. Point guard Riccardo Bottioni (190-93) came up with 12 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Alberto Serafini (197-93) added 4 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Campli in the defeat. 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:
Montegrano: O.Gueye 12+5reb, A.Paesano 12+6reb+5ast, F.Bedetti 10+4reb+1ast, M.Dip 10+3reb+1ast, N.Rizzitiello 8+4reb+2ast, E.Rivali 8+3reb+5ast
Campli: R.Bottioni 12+8reb+4ast, D.Petrucci 8+1reb+1ast, R.Ponziani 7+2reb+1ast, M.Norbedo 5+1reb, B.Duranti 4+4reb+1ast, L.Salafia 4+1reb
gschID: 547515


Napoli Cuore - Palestrina 73-56

Napoli Cuore outgunned Palestrina in Group C Finals opener. Worth to mention a great performance of Bosnian-Serbian power forward Njegos Visnjic (200-79) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Andrea Barsanti (188-86, agency: SPORTlab Agency) contributed with 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Napoli Cuore players scored in double figures. Napoli Cuore's coach Ciccio Ponticiello allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Riccardo Pederzini (198-89, agency: Players Group) answered with 21 points and 6 rebounds and point guard Gianmarco Rossi (182-90) added 14 points in the effort for Palestrina.
Top scorers:
Napoli Cuore: N.Visnjic 20+13reb+5ast, A.Barsanti 18+5reb+2ast, S.Nikolic 14+7reb+2ast, R.Maggio 11+1reb+5ast, A.Ronconi 4, M.Mastroianni 3+7reb+3ast
Palestrina: R.Pederzini 21+6reb+2ast, G.Rossi 14+2reb+2ast, S.Rischia 8+3reb+1ast, M.Drigo 6+8reb+2ast, F.Gagliardo 3+3reb+2ast, N.Vangelov 2+3reb
gschID: 547514


Cento - Bergamo 47-51

Bergamo upset Cento on the road in Game 1 of Group D Finals. Guard Alessandro Panni (189-91, agency: Octagon Europe) stepped up and scored 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and power forward Rei Pullazi (203-93) chipped in 10 points and 5 rebounds. At the losing side the former international point guard Mattia Caroldi (186-82) responded with 10 points and 4 assists and power forward Michele Benfatto (205-85) scored 8 points and 9 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Bergamo: A.Panni 14+5reb+2ast, R.Pullazi 10+5reb, D.Lauwers 8+1reb, M.Jose Ghersetti 6+6reb+1ast, N.Bastone 5+5reb+1ast, S.Berti 5+7reb+1ast
Cento: M.Caroldi 10+4reb+4ast, D.Andreaus 9+6reb, L.Pignatti 9+6reb, M.Benfatto 8+9reb, A.Chiera 8+7reb+2ast, L.Bedetti 3+4reb
gschID: 547512





Daniel Hackett is main target for Torino? - by Igor Obradovic

Auxilium Torino (Serie A) is targeting to to sign 30-year old Italian international guard Daniel Hackett (199-94kg-87, college: USC, agency: Two Points) who currently plays in Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus in Greece. He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. In 9 A1 games he recorded 3.8ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.9apg this season. The last season Hackett played also at Olympiacos (also in A1) in Greek where in 32 games he averaged 7.0ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.9apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League 3rd Team and All-Bosmans Team. Hackett also played 24 games in Euroleague where he had 8.1ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.3apg.
Among other achievements Hackett received Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Domestic Player of the Year award back in 2012. He has been also a member of Italian international program for some years. Hackett has regularly played for Italian senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team in 2007. He represented Italy at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 3.0ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.8apg.
Hackett has played previously for four other Italy teams: Armani Milano, Benetton Treviso, VL Pesaro and Mens Sana 1871 Siena.
He attended University of Southern California until 2009 and it is his eighth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Serie A Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Wins for Venezia and Trento - by Eurobasket News

Umana VE - Scandone AV 88-77

Umana Venezia drew things level in the series following home victory in Game 2. The game was mostly controlled by Umana Venezia. Scandone AV was better in second period 20-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Scandone AV 32-21. Umana Venezia players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. Croatian forward Hrvoje Peric (203-85) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points and 6 rebounds. Canadian-Nigerian forward Melvin Ejim (200-91, college: Iowa St.) contributed with 11 points and 6 assists for the winners. American-Polish guard David Logan (185-82, college: Indianapolis) replied with 17 points and 4 steals and American guard Levi Randolph (196-92, college: Alabama) added 12 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Scandone AV. Five Umana Venezia and four Scandone AV players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Umana VE: H.Peric 23+6reb, M.Haynes 13+4reb+3ast, M.Ejim 11+4reb+6ast, T.McGee 10+2reb+3ast, E.Batista 10+7reb+1ast, A.Filloy 9+5ast
Scandone AV: D.Logan 17+2reb+3ast, L.Randolph 12+5reb+1ast, M.Green 11+2ast, A.Thomas 11+1reb, K.Fesenko 6+6reb+2ast, M.Leunen 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 547155


EA7 Armani - Dolomiti En. TR 71-78

Trento upset EA7 Armani in Milan to open 2-0 lead in the series. Armani Milano was trailing by 5 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 25-16 charge of Dolomiti En. TR, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 22 Armani Milano turnovers. 27 personal fouls committed by Armani Milano helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American guard Aaron Craft (188-91, college: Ohio St.) who scored 21 points, 5 assists and 5 steals. The other American import forward Dustin Hogue (198-92, college: Iowa St.) chipped in 12 points and 9 rebounds. International power forward Davide Pascolo (201-90) produced 14 points and 7 rebounds and American center Kaleb Tarczewski (213-93, college: Arizona) added 10 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Armani Milano's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Dolomiti En. TR: A.Craft 21+3reb+5ast, J.Gomes 14+3reb+2ast, D.Hogue 12+9reb+1ast, D.Flaccadori 10+1reb, D.Sutton 9+4reb+1ast, A.Forray 8+2reb+3ast
EA7 Armani: D.Pascolo 14+7reb+1ast, K.Tarczewski 10+9reb, A.Abass 10+1reb, R.Sanders 8+2reb, A.Cinciarini 7+3reb+5ast, M.Kalnietis 6+3ast
gschID: 547154





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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  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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  LEBANON  


Asia-Basket.com All-Lebanese League Awards 2017 - by Ahmad Madwar

Asia-Basket.com All-Lebanese League 1st Team 2017
Wael Arakji
Arakji
Jasmon Youngblood
Youngblood
Fadi El Khatib
El Khatib
Cleveland Melvin
Melvin
Alade Aminu
Aminu

Finals MVP: Alade Aminu (210-F/C-87) of Al Riyadi
Player of the Year: Fadi El Khatib (198-F/G-79) of Homenetmen
Guard of the Year: Wael Arakji (194-PG-94) of Al Riyadi
Forward of the Year: Fadi El Khatib (198-F/G-79) of Homenetmen
Center of the Year: Alade Aminu (210-F/C-87) of Al Riyadi
Newcomer of the Year: Ali Farhat (183-PG) of Champville
Import of the Year: Alade Aminu (210-F/C-87) of Al Riyadi
Sixth Man of the year: Ahmad Ismail (205-F/C-76) of Al Riyadi
Domestic Player of the Year: Fadi El Khatib (198-F/G-79) of Homenetmen
Defensive Player of the Year: Jean Abdel Nour (198-G/F-83) of Al Riyadi
Coach of the Year: Ahmad Farran of Al Riyadi

1st Team
PG: Wael Arakji (194-PG-94) of Al Riyadi
SG: Jasmon Youngblood (195-SG-84) of Byblos
F/G: Fadi El Khatib (198-F/G-79) of Homenetmen
F: Cleveland Melvin (203-F-91) of Moutahed
F/C: Alade Aminu (210-F/C-87) of Al Riyadi

2nd Team
PG: Patrick Rembert (185-PG-89) of Champville
G: Dewarick Spencer (192-G-82) of Moutahed
G: Geron Johnson (190-G-92) of Louaize
F: Mohamad Haidar (201-F-90) of Al Riyadi
C: Robert Upshaw (213-C-94) of Chemidor

Honorable Mention
Amir Saoud (186-G-91) of Al Riyadi
Kevin Galloway (200-PG-88) of Homenetmen
Darian Townes (208-F/C-84) of Champville
Clay Tucker (196-G-80) of Byblos
Charles Tabet (205-C/F-87) of Moutahed
Ramel Curry (191-G-80) of Moutahed
Ater Majok (208-C-87) of Homenetmen
Dewayne Jackson (203-F-90) of Homenetmen
Wendell Lewis (208-C-89) of Louaize
Ali Mezher (182-PG-94) of Hoops
Maurice Kemp (203-F-91) of Tadamon

All-Domestic Players Team
PG: Wael Arakji (194-PG-94) of Al Riyadi
G/F: Jean Abdel Nour (198-G/F-83) of Al Riyadi
F/G: Fadi El Khatib (198-F/G-79) of Homenetmen
F: Mohamad Haidar (201-F-90) of Al Riyadi
F: Bassel Bawji (203-F-89) of Champville

All-Imports Team
PG: Patrick Rembert (185-PG-89) of Champville
SG: Jasmon Youngblood (195-SG-84) of Byblos
F/G: Branko Cvetkovic (200-F/G-84) of Al Riyadi
F: Cleveland Melvin (203-F-91) of Moutahed
F/C: Alade Aminu (210-F/C-87) of Al Riyadi



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  LITHUANIA  

Stats Leaders - LKL

Points Per Game
 David LOGAN
  Lietuvos.
  (185-G-82)
  Avg: 15.6
 1. Logan, Lietuvos.15.6 
 2. Delininkaiti., Vytau.13.8 
 3. Baron, Neptunas13.6 
 4. Diggs, Juventus13.2 
 5. Lavrinovic, Lietkabe.13.2 
 6. Low, P.Zvaigzdes12.7 
 7. Sulskis, Juventus12.6 
 8. Olisevicius, P.Zvaigz.12.5 
 9. Cepukaitis, Juven.12.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Julius KAZAKAUSKAS
  Dzuki.
  (197-F-90)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Kazakauskas, Dzuki.7.8 
 2. Guscikas, Dzukija7.7 
 3. Gordon, Lietuvos.7.1 
 4. Cepukaitis, Juven.6.7 
 5. Gudaitis, Lietuvos.6.5 
 6. Smiljanic, Nevezis5.9 
 7. Echodas, Siauliai5.9 
 8. Grant, Neptunas5.6 
 9. Lekunas, Siauliai5.4 
 10. Kacinas, Neptunas5.4 
Assists Per Game
 Toni PROSTRAN
  Nevezis
  (182-G-91)
  Avg: 7
 1. Prostran, Nevezis7.0 
 2. Low, P.Zvaigzdes6.1 
 3. Sabeckis, Siauliai5.9 
 4. Drew II, Neptunas5.6 
 5. Diggs, Juventus5.2 
 6. Williams, Lietkabelis4.4 
 7. Hernandez, Dzukija4.2 
 8. Logan, Lietuvos.3.8 
 9. Pangos, Zalgiris3.8 
 10. Fisher, Lietuvos.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Donatas SABECKIS
  Siauliai
  (197-F-92)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Sabeckis, Siauliai1.7 
 2. Diggs, Juventus1.5 
 3. Love-Roberts, Nevez.1.5 
 4. Lukauskis, Lietkabe.1.5 
 5. Lipkevicius, Vytautas1.5 
 6. Low, P.Zvaigzdes1.4 
 7. Delininkaiti., Vytau.1.4 
 8. Giedraitis, Lietuvos.1.4 
 9. Williams, Lietkabelis1.4 
 10. Kazakauskas, Dzuki.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Ovidijus GALDIKAS
  Juventus
  (217-C-88)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Galdikas, Juventus1.2 
 2. Gudaitis, Lietuvos.1.2 
 3. Agafonov, P.Zvaigz.1.2 
 4. Balashov, P.Zvaigz.1.0 
 5. Cepukaitis, Juven.0.9 
 6. Kulvietis, Vytautas0.8 
 7. Guscikas, Dzukija0.8 
 8. Lapeta, Lietuvos.0.8 
 9. Lima, Zalgiris0.8 
 10. Lavrinovic, Lietkabe.0.8 


LKL Round 1 of Finals. Zalgiris make first step to another title. 1-0 in series. - by Eurobasket News

Zalgiris - Lietkabelis 73-67

The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Lietkabelis won third quarter 24-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Zalgiris won last quarter 18-14. They dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Lietkabelis' 22. Zalgiris looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of French guard Leo Westermann (197-92, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording 10 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. Brazilian center Augusto Lima (207-91) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Four Zalgiris players scored in double figures. Zalgiris' coach Sarunas Jasikevicius used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international guard Mindaugas Lukauskis (198-79) answered with 15 points and the former international center Ksistof Lavrinovic (209-79) added 15 points in the effort for Lietkabelis.
Top scorers:
Zalgiris: A.Lima 20+3reb, E.Ulanovas 14+5reb+1ast, B.Motum 11+3reb+1ast, L.Westermann 10+6reb+8ast, A.Kavaliauskas 9+6reb, L.Lekavicius 4+3reb+6ast
Lietkabelis: K.Lavrinovic 15+4reb+2ast, M.Lukauskis 15+4reb+2ast, B.Madgen 12+6reb, D.Lavrinovic 9+2reb+2ast, S.Galdikas 4+4reb+1ast, Z.Skucas 3+2reb
gschID: 547568




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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 


Rice Jr. number one in Mexico for round 35 - by Eurobasket News

American Swingman Glen Rice Jr. (198-G/F-91) had a very impressive game in the last round for second-ranked Obregon, receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 35.
The 25-year old player was the main contributor (32 points, nine rebounds and seven assists) to his team's victory, helping them to edge out Guasave (#5, 17-17) 121-119. Obregon maintains the 2nd position in Mexican CIBACOPA. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Obregon will need more victories to improve their 23-11 record. In the team's last game Rice Jr. had a remarkable 100.0% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Obregon, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Glen Rice Jr. averages this season 23.1ppg, 7.4rpg and 5.2apg.

The second best player in last round's games was 30-year old American D.J. White (206-PF-86) of Mazatlan. White had a very good evening with a double-double of 24 points and 13 rebounds. Of course Mazatlan cruised to a 107-97 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked Guaymas (#4, 18-16). This victory allowed Mazatlan to move up to 6th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 16-18 record. White is one of the most experienced players at Mazatlan and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American swingman Marcus Coleman (203-G/F-88) of Culiacan (#9). Coleman got into 30-points club by scoring 31 points in the last round. He went also for seven rebounds and seven assists. He was a key player of Culiacan, leading his team to a 94-90 win against the higher-ranked Tijuana (#3, 19-13). The chances of Culiacan not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 21 games, recording just thirteen victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Coleman could try to bring Culiacan's a little bit higher in the standings. Coleman has a very solid season. In 4 games in Mexico he scored 18.3ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Sammy Yeager (193-F-89) of Guasave - 33 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Gary Mondragon (91) of Guasave - 32 points and 7 rebounds
6. Idris Alvarado (196-F-91) of Obregon - 24 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Omar Thomas (196-F-82) of Mazatlan - 25 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Richard Williams (178-PG-87) of Tijuana - 31 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Michael Glover (203-F-87) of Obregon - 25 points and 9 rebounds
10. Dwayne Mitchell (196-G/F-82) of Navolato - 21 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists

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



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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UA-Basco claim League title - by Eurobasket News

UA-Basco - Alfa Basket 81:69

UA-Basco celebrated the League title. They overcame Alfa Basket in the decisive fifth game of the championship series to conquer the historic first trophy. Evgheni Nartov (200-F-87) stepped up with 22 points to lead the champions.
UA-Basco got to a strong start. They recorded a 15:12 lead ten minutes into the game. UA-Basco extended the margin at 11-point mark at the interval 37:26. Alfa Basket got within 5 points at the final intermission. But UA-Basco used a 25:18 run in the fourth stanza to ice the win. Artem Levitsky (198-F-94) accounted for 14 points in the victory. Gennadiy Kushmantsov (182-PG-96) responded with 23 points for Alfa Basket.



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Hawks Hire Travis Schlenk As GM, Head Of Basketball Operations - by Eurobasket News

The Atlanta Hawks today announced the hiring of Travis Schlenk as General Manager and Head of Basketball Operations. He will start leading Hawks basketball operations on June 1. Schlenk, a veteran of more than 16 years in the NBA, joins the Hawks after 12 seasons with the Golden State Warriors, including the last five as Assistant General Manager, where he assisted 2015 NBA Executive of the Year Bob Myers in the management of all day-to-day basketball operations activities. He was previously the Warriors' Director of Player Personnel for two years after five seasons as an assistant coach and video scout. During Schlenk's time as part of Golden State's basketball leadership, the Warriors hired 2016 NBA Coach of the Year Steve Kerr as head coach, drafted two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry, two-time All-NBA selection Klay Thompson, two-time All-Defensive First Team pick Draymond Green and Harrison Barnes; acquired 2015 Finals MVP Andre Iguodala and Andrew Bogut via trade; and signed 2014 MVP Kevin Durant and Shaun Livingston. 'After meeting with Travis, our search committee and I knew that he was the right choice to become the new general manager and head of basketball operations for the Atlanta Hawks. In addition to his significant experience with two organizations that have built championship cultures, he is ready to lead our basketball operations at a critical time for making big decisions as we prepare for the 2017-2018 season and beyond. We conducted a very thorough search process and believe Travis shares our vision for the team and the ability to implement it as we continue working hard to reach our commitment to bring a championship to Atlanta,' said Principal Owner Tony Ressler. 'We appreciate the willingness of Joe Lacob and Bob Myers of Golden State for allowing Travis and his family to join the Hawks.' 'I am humbled by the opportunity to join the Hawks and thankful to Tony Ressler and his ownership team for trusting me with this responsibility,' Schlenk said. 'The passion of the ownership team was evident throughout the process, and the team's high standard aligns with organizations I've been part of and plan to emulate in Atlanta. I am excited to get started and look forward to collaborating with the team to build a first-class, championship-level franchise with a goal of sustained success. I would also like to thank Joe Lacob, Bob Myers, Steve Kerr, Larry Riley and Jerry West for being great mentors, strong advocates and friends during my time with Golden State, and for helping me prepare to serve in this role.'
Courtesy of: realgm.com



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



Raptors Acquire 2018 2nd Round Pick From Magic For Jeff Weltman - by Eurobasket News

The Toronto Raptors will acquire a second round pick in 2018 from the Orlando Magic as compensation for Jeff Weltman . Weltman was hired by the Magic this week as president of basketball operations. Orlando will send the Raptors the least favorable of two second round picks they control in 2018. The Magic have their own second round pick in 2018 along with the second round pick of the Los Angeles Lakers as part of the Dwight Howard trade.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



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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



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  NCAA1  


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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  NEW ZEALAND  

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 


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

24-year old guard McKenzie Moore (198-G-92, agency: Two Points) had an amazing evening in the last round for Canterbury and receives a Australiabasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11.
He had a double-double of 25 points and 10 rebounds, while his team beat Southland S. (#2, 9-6) 79-71. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Canterbury maintains the 4th position in New Zealand league. Canterbury 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 8-7 record. In the team's last game Moore had a remarkable 66.7% from 2-point range and got three three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He just recently signed at Canterbury, being already a very valuable addition to the team. McKenzie Moore averages this season 17.2ppg, 7.6rpg and 7.6apg.

Second best performed player last round was Tai Wesley (201-F-86, agency: MKP Management) of top-ranked Wellington S.. He is American-Fijian forward in his first season at Wellington S.. In the last game Wesley recorded impressive 25 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course Wellington S. cruised to a 106-95 relatively comfortable win over slightly lower-ranked SC Rangers (#3, 8-6). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Wellington S. consolidated its place in the very top position of the standings. He plays for the best team in the league and Wellington S. managed to win all 16 games keeping a perfect record. Wesley is one of the most experienced players at Wellington S. and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.2ppg (#7). His other stats are also decent: 7.8rpg and 3.5apg.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Mitchell McCarron (191-G-92) of SC Rangers (#3). McCarron scored 26 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Despite McCarron's great performance SC Rangers lost 95-106 to #1 ranked Wellington S.. But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing SC Rangers needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 8 victories and 6 lost games. McCarron has a great season in New Zealand. After 14 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 23.4ppg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Lindsay Tait (190-G-82) of SC Rangers - 21 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Tylor Ongwae (199-F-91) of Taranaki MA - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Everard Bartlett (193-G-86) of Taylor Hawks - 25 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Leon Henry (200-F-85) of Wellington S. - 10 points and 21 rebounds
8. Alonzo Burton (193-G-93) of Taranaki MA - 27 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Reuben Te Rangi (198-F/G-94) of Southland S. - 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Shea Ili (184-G-92) of Wellington S. - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists

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



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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  NIGERIA  


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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  PHILIPPINES  

PBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Cory JEFFERSON
  Alaska A.
  (206-F-90)
  Avg: 30.3
 1. Jefferson, Alaska A.30.3 
 2. Greene, TNT K.29.0 
 3. Brownlee, B.Gin.28.9 
 4. Smith, Blackwater28.4 
 5. Rhodes, SM Beermen27.3 
 6. Taggart, Rain o.26.1 
 7. McKay, Phoenix24.2 
 8. Chism, NLEX R.23.5 
 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 .20.9 
 3. McKay, Phoenix17.7 
 4. White, Globalport14.8 
 5. Greene, TNT K.14.4 
 6. Mitchell, Star H.14.4 
 7. Wright, Mahindra14.2 
 8. Chism, NLEX R.14.1 
 9. Jefferson, Alaska A.14.1 
 10. Taggart, Rain o.11.9 
Assists Per Game
 Chris ROSS
  SM Beermen
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Ross, SM Beermen6.9 
 2. Castro-W., TNT K.6.9 
 3. Romeo, Globalport5.8 
 4. Cabagnot, SM Be.5.8 
 5. Brownlee, B.Gin.5.1 
 6. Smith, Blackwater5.1 
 7. Enciso, Alaska Aces4.9 
 8. Tenorio, B.Ginebra4.6 
 9. Thompson, B.Gin.4.5 
 10. Wright, Phoenix4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Mark BARROCA
  Star H.
  (178-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Barroca, Star H.2.4 
 2. Ross, SM Beermen2.4 
 3. Jalalon, Star H.2.3 
 4. Brownlee, B.Gin.2.0 
 5. Cruz, Rain or Shine1.5 
 6. Norwood, Rain o.1.5 
 7. Exciminiano, Alaska A.1.5 
 8. Newsome, Meralco .1.4 
 9. Cabagnot, SM Be.1.4 
 10. Jazul, Phoenix1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Tony MITCHELL
  Star H.
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Mitchell, Star H.2.9 
 2. Aguilar, B.Ginebra2.7 
 3. White, Globalport2.4 
 4. Brownlee, B.Gin.2.3 
 5. McKay, Phoenix2.2 
 6. Stepheson, Meralco .1.8 
 7. Rhodes, SM Beermen1.8 
 8. Jefferson, Alaska A.1.7 
 9. Fajardo, SM Be.1.5 
 10. Taggart, Rain o.1.5 



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  PORTUGAL  

Stats Leaders - UZO Liga

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





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  PUERTO RICO  

Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Victor LIZ
  Ponce
  (193-SG-86)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Liz, Ponce20.5 
 2. Wilkins, Guayama19.8 
 3. Huertas, Arecibo19.1 
 4. Rosario, Quebradillas19.0 
 5. Costner, Humacao18.4 
 6. Laury, Mayaguez18.3 
 7. Warrick, Ponce17.8 
 8. Arroyo, Fajardo17.4 
 9. Mendoza, Aguada17.0 
 10. Martinez, Humacao16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eric DAWSON
  Ponce
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 11
 1. Dawson, Ponce11.0 
 2. Laury, Mayaguez9.8 
 3. Famous, Humacao9.4 
 4. Romero, Bayamon8.8 
 5. Collier, Mayaguez8.8 
 6. James, Fajardo8.7 
 7. James, Fajardo8.5 
 8. Lalanne, Arecibo7.8 
 9. Behanan, Arecibo7.7 
 10. Samhan, Aguada7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Carlos ARROYO
  Fajardo
  (188-PG-79)
  Avg: 7
 1. Arroyo, Fajardo7.0 
 2. Browne, San German7.0 
 3. Abreu, Aguada6.6 
 4. Guzman, Humacao6.5 
 5. Fitch, Quebradillas6.4 
 6. Garcia, Quebradillas5.6 
 7. Smith, Quebradillas5.5 
 8. Clemente, Arecibo5.0 
 9. Soto, Bayamon5.0 
 10. Gonzalez, Bayamon4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Victor LIZ
  Ponce
  (193-SG-86)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Liz, Ponce1.9 
 2. Cintron-C., Humac.1.4 
 3. Behanan, Arecibo1.4 
 4. Fitch, Quebradillas1.3 
 5. Collier, Mayaguez1.3 
 6. Smith, Quebradillas1.3 
 7. Wilkins, Guayama1.3 
 8. Browne, San German1.3 
 9. Ayuso, Fajardo1.2 
 10. Orozco, Humacao1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Fajardo
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. James, Fajardo2.6 
 2. Penn, Guayama2.3 
 3. Diaz, Quebradillas2.0 
 4. Orozco, Humacao1.1 
 5. Lalanne, Arecibo1.1 
 6. Smith, Quebradillas0.9 
 7. Hernandez, Quebradi.0.9 
 8. Gaston, Aguada0.9 
 9. Romero, Bayamon0.8 
 10. Collier, Mayaguez0.8 


Team East celebrate victory in All-Star Game - by Eurobasket News

Team East - Team West 125:120

Team East claimed victory in All-Star Game in Aguada. Victor Liz (193-SG-86) stepped up with 26 points to pace the winners. Carlos Arroyo (188-PG-79, college: FIU, agency: Interperformances) accounted for 3 points, 21 assists and 5 rebounds to be named the MVP.
Team West grabbed a 25:19 lead after the first period. Team East sank 37 points in the second quarter to pull within 5 points. Team West drained 31 points in the third term to secure a 7-point advantage heading into the fourth quarter. But Team East erupted for 40 points in the final frame to snatch victory. Alexander Galindo (200-PF-85, college: FIU) delivered 20 points, while Damien Wilkins chipped in 18 points for the winners. Chris Gaston (201-PF-89, college: Fordham) responded with 36 points and 11 rebounds for Team West. Michael Rosario (190-SG-90, college: Florida) had 19 points in the loss.
Isaac Sosa Carrion (190-G-90, college: Canisius) celebrated victory in Three-Point Shootout Contest, while Carlos Emory (196-F-91) claimed victory in Slam Dunk Contest.



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  SERBIA  


KLS Round 12 (Superliga): Partizan beats Borac by three after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

There are only two more rounds left in the Second Stage in KLS.

Fifth-ranked Borac (4-8) used its home court advantage to challenge second ranked Partizan (11-1) in Cacak on Sunday. The visitors from Beograd managed to secure only three-point victory 76-73. However their fans expected easier game. 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 76-73. Partizan outrebounded Borac 34-23 including 24 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for international power forward Stefan Bircevic (210-89) who led his team to a victory with 15 points. The former international forward Novica Velickovic (205-86, agency: BeoBasket) contributed with 13 points for the winners. Power forward Milan Milovanovic (205-91, agency: 011 Sports) replied with 11 points and 8 rebounds for Borac. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Partizan have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Crvena Zvezda. Borac at the other side keeps the fifth place with eight games lost. They share the position with Dynamic BG. Partizan's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Beograd to the arena FMP.
KLS top team - Crvena Zvezda (11-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed seventh ranked Vrsac (2-10) in Beograd 80-55. Worth to mention a quality performance of the former international Luka Mitrovic (204-93) who helped to win the game recording 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and Marko Guduric who added 10 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was forward Stefan Fundic (199-94) with 18 points and 9 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Crvena Zvezda have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 11-1 record, which they share with Partizan. Vrsac at the other side keeps the seventh place with ten games lost. Crvena Zvezda will play against Borac (#5) in Cacak in the next round. Vrsac will play at home against Dynamic BG and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Beograd was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Mega Leks (7-5) played at the court of 6th ranked Dynamic BG (4-8). Mega Leks managed to secure a 4-point victory 89-85 on Sunday. The winners were led by Sava Lesic who had that evening a double-double by scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds. Even a double-double of 21 points and 12 rebounds by Marko Cakarevic did not help to save the game for Dynamic BG. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Mega Leks maintains fourth position with 7-5 record. Dynamic BG lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the fifth place with eight games lost. They share the position with Borac. Mega Leks will meet at home bottom-ranked Spartak (#8) in the next round. Dynamic BG will play against Vrsac and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Subotica supposed to be also worth to mention about. Third ranked FMP (8-4) played at the court of 8th ranked Spartak (1-11). FMP smashed Spartak 93-56. The best player for the winners was Dejan Davidovac who had a triple-double by scoring 10 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists and 4 steals. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. FMP maintains third position with 8-4 record having just three points less than leader Crvena Zvezda. Spartak lost ninth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 11 games lost. FMP's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Beograd Partizan.

Crvena Zvezda - Vrsac 80-55

KLS top team - Crvena Zvezda (11-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed seventh ranked Vrsac (2-10) in Beograd 80-55. The game without a history. Crvena Zvezda led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Vrsac to just 4 points in first quarter. Worth to mention a quality performance of the former international Luka Mitrovic (204-93) who helped to win the game recording 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and international Marko Guduric (196-95, agency: BeoBasket) who added 10 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was forward Stefan Fundic (199-94) with 18 points and 9 rebounds and naturalized Croatian guard Mladen Pavlovic (193-89) scored 8 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Crvena Zvezda have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 11-1 record, which they share with Partizan. Vrsac at the other side keeps the seventh place with ten games lost. Crvena Zvezda will play against Borac (#5) in Cacak in the next round. Vrsac will play at home against Dynamic BG and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Vrsac: S.Fundic 18+9reb+1ast, M.Pavlovic 8+4reb+1ast, K.Jovovic 6+2reb+2ast, M.Stojadinovic 6+4reb+1ast, Y.Minchev 4+4reb, N.Jeftic 4
Crvena Zvezda: L.Mitrovic 11+5reb+4ast, M.Guduric 10+3reb+2ast, O.Dobric 10, B.Simanic 9+1ast, M.Bjelica 9+2reb+2ast, O.Kuzmic 9+6reb
gschID: 544649


Dynamic BG - Mega Leks 85-89

The game in Beograd was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Mega Leks (7-5) played at the court of 6th ranked Dynamic BG (4-8). Mega Leks managed to secure a 4-point victory 89-85 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 25-16 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Strangely Dynamic BG outrebounded Mega Leks 43-31 including 18 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. The winners were led by Sava Lesic (205-88, agency: BeoBasket) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds and point guard Jovan Novak (188-94) supported him with 10 points, 7 rebounds and 14 assists. Even a double-double of 21 points and 12 rebounds by swingman Marko Cakarevic (200-88) did not help to save the game for Dynamic BG. Guard Aleksandar Radulovic (190-88, agency: BeoBasket) added 16 points and 4 assists. Five Mega Leks and four Dynamic BG players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Mega Leks maintains fourth position with 7-5 record. Dynamic BG lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the fifth place with eight games lost. They share the position with Borac. Mega Leks will meet at home bottom-ranked Spartak (#8) in the next round. Dynamic BG will play against Vrsac and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Dynamic BG: M.Cakarevic 21+12reb+3ast, A.Radulovic 16+3reb+4ast, K.Ffriend 12+10reb, S.Gavrilovic 12+3reb, D.Brooks 8+7reb+3ast, A.Lazic 7+5reb
Mega Leks: S.Lesic 27+10reb+1ast, O.Jaramaz 13+4ast, K.Mushidi 11+1reb+3ast, R.Spasojevic 11+4reb+1ast, J.Novak 10+7reb+14ast, N.Rebic 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 544648


Spartak - FMP 56-93

The game in Subotica supposed to be also worth to mention about. Third ranked FMP (8-4) played at the court of 8th ranked Spartak (1-11). FMP smashed Spartak 93-56. The game without a history. FMP led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. FMP outrebounded Spartak 37-19 including a 29-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by Spartak helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Dejan Davidovac (202-95, agency: BeoBasket) who had a triple-double by scoring 10 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists and 4 steals. Power forward Marko Radovanovic (205-96) chipped in 17 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Four FMP players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was center Igor Kesar (210-92, agency: Mansfield and Associates) who recorded 15 points and Hungarian forward Nemanja Miscevic (200-94, agency: Mansfield and Associates) added 11 points respectively. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. FMP maintains third position with 8-4 record having just three points less than leader Crvena Zvezda. Spartak lost ninth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 11 games lost. FMP's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Beograd Partizan.
Top scorers:
Spartak: I.Kesar 15+3reb+1ast, N.Miscevic 11+3reb+2ast, S.Matic 8, M.Nikolic 6+8ast, P.Prlja 6+4reb, N.Jovisic 4+1reb
FMP: M.Radovanovic 17+3reb+1ast, D.Apic 15+5reb, F.Covic 11+4ast, D.Davidovac 10+11reb+10ast, I.Austin 10+9reb, M.Ljubicic 9+1reb+1ast
gschID: 544647


Borac - Partizan 73-76

Fifth-ranked Borac (4-8) used its home court advantage to challenge second ranked Partizan (11-1) in Cacak on Sunday. The visitors from Beograd managed to secure only three-point victory 76-73. However their fans expected easier game. 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 76-73. Partizan outrebounded Borac 34-23 including 24 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for international power forward Stefan Bircevic (210-89) who led his team to a victory with 15 points. The former international forward Novica Velickovic (205-86, agency: BeoBasket) contributed with 13 points for the winners. Power forward Milan Milovanovic (205-91, agency: 011 Sports) replied with 11 points and 8 rebounds and point guard Marko Marinovic (183-83) added 14 points and 5 assists in the effort for Borac. Four Borac players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Partizan have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Crvena Zvezda. Borac at the other side keeps the fifth place with eight games lost. They share the position with Dynamic BG. Partizan's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Beograd to the arena FMP.
Top scorers:
Borac: A.Todorovic 15+3reb, M.Marinovic 14+1reb+5ast, M.Milovanovic 11+8reb+1ast, M.Radonjic 10+5reb+1ast, D.Micic 9+1reb+4ast, N.Todorovic 8+5reb+1ast
Partizan: S.Bircevic 15+3reb+1ast, N.Velickovic 13+3reb+1ast, V.Marinkovic 8+6reb+1ast, U.Lukovic 8+5reb+1ast, W.Hatcher 8+1reb+4ast, D.Majstorovic 6+5reb
gschID: 544646





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).

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  SPAIN  

Stats Leaders - ACB

Points Per Game
 Edwin JACKSON
  Estudian.
  (190-SG-89)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Jackson, Estudian.21.4 
 2. Llull, Real Madrid15.9 
 3. Shermadini, Andor.15.7 
 4. Bamforth, RE.14.5 
 5. Jelovac, Zaragoza14.3 
 6. Campazzo, UCAM M.14.1 
 7. Larkin, Baskonia14.0 
 8. Benzing, Zaragoza13.7 
 9. Nedovic, Unicaja13.6 
 10. Popovic, Fuenlabr.13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ante TOMIC
  FC Barce.
  (217-C-87)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Tomic, FC Barce.7.7 
 2. Shermadini, Andor.7.6 
 3. Diagne, Fuenlabrada6.7 
 4. Mahalbasic, Sevilla6.6 
 5. Ayon, Real Madrid6.5 
 6. Suton, Estudiantes6.2 
 7. Norel, Zaragoza6.1 
 8. Dubljevic, Valencia5.8 
 9. Voigtmann, Basko.5.8 
 10. Fotu, Zaragoza5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Mickey MCCONNELL
  Obradoiro
  (182-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. McConnell, Obradoiro6.4 
 2. Albicy, Andorra6.2 
 3. Campazzo, UCAM M.5.9 
 4. Llull, Real Madrid5.5 
 5. Bellas, Zaragoza5.1 
 6. Larkin, Baskonia4.9 
 7. Cook, Estudiantes4.7 
 8. Oliver, Gran Canaria4.6 
 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. Diot, Valencia1.2 
 9. Fernandez, Real M.1.2 
 10. Rabaseda, Gran C.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Hamady N''DIAYE
  Unicaja
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. N''diaye, Unicaja1.2 
 2. Rey, Manresa1.2 
 3. Randolph, Real Madrid1.1 
 4. Tumba, UCAM M.1.0 
 5. Pustovyi, Obradoiro1.0 
 6. Antetokounmp., Andor.0.9 
 7. Jordan, Joventut0.8 
 8. Eric, RE.0.8 
 9. Ayon, Real Madrid0.8 
 10. Traore, Estudiantes0.8 


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. Guerra, Ourense6.4 
 10. Ortega, Prat6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Oscar ALVARADO
  Araberri
  (184-PG-91)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Alvarado, Araberri5.4 
 2. Perez, Oviedo5.2 
 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. Gintvainis, Huesca1.4 
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: 16.8
 1. De-La-Fuente, Valladol.16.8 
 2. Diaz-Morera, L''Hospit.16.4 
 3. Hansen, Zamorano16.4 
 4. Narros, Navarra16.2 
 5. Beranek, Avila16.1 
 6. Vucetic, Zornotza16.0 
 7. Davis, Albacete15.9 
 8. Wade-Chatman, Valladol.15.4 
 9. Mbamalu, Agustino.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. De-L., Granada6.9 
 9. Dezelski, Sammic I.6.9 
 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. Guia, L''Hospitalet3.2 
 6. Fuentes, Navarra3.2 
 7. Medina, Agustino.3.1 
 8. Chapela, Cambados3.1 
 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. Marin, Moron1.5 
 5. Salazar, Zornotza1.5 
 6. Graham, Valladolid1.5 
 7. Gonzalez, Tarragona1.5 
 8. Gil, Gandia1.4 
 9. Dezelski, Sammic I.1.4 
 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 


Liga Endesa Round 3 of Quarter-Finals. Unicaja, Real Madrid, Baskonia and Valencia enter semis - by Eurobasket News

Unicaja - Iberostar Tener. 71-61

Unicaja overcame Iberostar Tenerife to claim the semifinal appearance. The game without a history. Unicaja Malaga led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was an exceptional evening for Serbian point guard Nemanja Nedovic (191-91, agency: BeoBasket) who led the winners and scored 15 points. The former international forward Carlos Suarez (203-86, agency: Court Side) accounted for 10 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. Four Unicaja Malaga players scored in double figures. Unicaja Malaga's coach Joan Plaza used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Canadian-Dutch forward Aaron Doornekamp (201-85, agency: Interperformances) came up with 11 points and 9 rebounds and American-French forward Tariq Kirksay (199-79, college: Iona, agency: Octagon Europe) added 11 points and 8 rebounds respectively for CB Canarias in the defeat.
Top scorers:
Unicaja: N.Nedovic 15+1reb+3ast, D.Diez 12+4reb+1ast, A.Omic 10+9reb, C.Suarez 10+7reb+2ast, O.Lafayette 8+1reb, C.Eyenga 5+2reb+2ast
Iberostar Tener.: G.Bogris 12+2reb, T.Kirksay 11+8reb+2ast, A.Doornekamp 11+9reb+2ast, R.San Miguel 9+5reb+4ast, F.Vazquez 8+2reb, D.White 5+1reb+5ast
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Real Madrid - Andorra 95-84

Real Madrid held off Andorra to advance into the next round. The game was mostly controlled by Real Madrid. Andorra managed to win second period 21-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Real Madrid outrebounded Andorra 39-27 including 26 on the defensive glass. It was a quality performance for Mexican power forward Gustavo Ayon (207-85, college: San Jose St.) who led the winners and scored 15 points and 9 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots). International Sergio Llull (190-87) accounted for 19 points for the winning side. Real Madrid's coach Pablo Laso allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Georgian center Giorgi Shermadini (217-89) came up with 21 points and 6 rebounds and Czech swingman David Jelinek (195-90, agency: Octagon Europe) added 16 points respectively for Andorra in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Real Madrid: S.Llull 19+2reb+2ast, G.Ayon 15+9reb+2ast, L.Doncic 12+7reb+2ast, F.Reyes 11+8reb+1ast, R.Fernandez 9+2reb+5ast, J.Carroll 9+1reb+1ast
Andorra: G.Shermadini 21+6reb+2ast, D.Jelinek 16+4reb, O.Stevic 11+4reb+1ast, T.Antetokounmpo 10+6reb+3ast, D.Walker 9+2reb+3ast, C.Czerapowicz 5+1reb
gschID: 547545


Baskonia - Gran Canaria 73-71

Baskonia nipped visiting Gran Canaria to seal their semifinal appearance. Gran Canaria was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. It was a great evening for Hungarian Adam Hanga (199-89, agency: Octagon Europe) who led his team to a victory scoring 11 points and 8 rebounds. German center Johannes Voigtmann (211-92) helped adding 13 points and 7 rebounds. Five Baskonia players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Dominican forward Eulis Baez (201-82, college: W.Illinois) with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists (went 12 for 12 at the free throw line !!!) and Finnish guard Sasu Salin (191-91) scored 12 points. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Baskonia: K.Tillie 14+4reb+2ast, J.Voigtmann 13+7reb+1ast, N.Laprovittola 12+1reb+4ast, A.Hanga 11+8reb+2ast, S.Larkin 10+2reb+3ast, T.Sedekerskis 6+2reb+1ast
Gran Canaria: E.Baez 18+5reb+5ast, S.Salin 12+3reb+2ast, A.Oliver 10+1reb+2ast, A.Pasecniks 7+3reb, K.Kuric 7+1reb, B.McCalebb 6+1reb+4ast
gschID: 547544


Valencia - FC Barcelona 67-64

Valencia reached the semis following a tough home win over FC Barcelona. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But FC Barcelona won third quarter 21-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Valencia Basket won last quarter 18-17. It was a good game for Montenegrin Bojan Dubljevic (205-91, agency: BeoBasket) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 15 rebounds. The former international swingman Fernando San-Emeterio (199-84) contributed with 13 points for the winners. Valencia Basket's coach Pedro Martinez used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Croatian center Ante Tomic (217-87, agency: XL Basketball Agency) answered with 14 points and 6 rebounds and American-Montenegrin point guard Tyrese Rice (185-87, college: Boston Coll.) added 18 points in the effort for FC Barcelona.
Top scorers:
Valencia: F.San Emeterio 13+4reb+2ast, R.Martinez 12+3ast, B.Dubljevic 10+15reb, J.Sastre Morro 9+5reb+1ast, W.Thomas 7+2reb, L.Sikma 6+4reb+2ast
FC Barcelona: T.Rice 18+1ast, A.Tomic 14+6reb+3ast, B.Oleson 9+7reb+1ast, A.Renfroe 8+3reb+1ast, S.Perperoglou 7+7reb+1ast, P.Koponen 3+1reb+3ast
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Caner-Medley may be back at Estudiantes - by Eurobasket News

Movistar Estudiantes (Liga Endesa) is close to add to their roster experienced 34-year old Azerbaijani ex-international forward Niklas Caner-Medley (203-105kg-83, college: Maryland, agency: BeoBasket) who currently played at AS Monaco Basket in France. It is actually his comeback to Movil Estudiantes as he has played here before. Caner-Medley is a dual citizen owning also American passport. In 32 ProA games he recorded 9.5ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.2apg this season. He helped them to win the cup. The last season Caner-Medley played at BK Astana in Kazakhstan league where in 6 FIBA Europe Cup games he averaged 14.5ppg, 8.5rpg, 1.7apg and 1.2spg. He also played 17 games in VTB United League where he was third best scorer with impressive 18.2ppg and had 7.9rpg, 1.2apg and 1.2spg.
In 2006 Caner-Medley was drafted by Atlanta Krunk Wolverines (CBA) as #5 pick overall.
The former University of Maryland staris in his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Caner-Medley was voted Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Forward of the Year back in 2012. He was a member of Azerbaijani Senior National Team back in 2012.
Caner-Medley is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in five different countries. Caner-Medley tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Germany (Artland Dragons), Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv), Italy (Betaland Cdo), NBA (Sacramento Kings) and Spain (Unicaja Malaga, Valencia Basket, Sevilla and Gran Canaria).
On Caner-Medley: A lanky inside player who has good perimetral skills and shooting range. His best offensive move is to go outside and beat the opponent from the dribble.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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LEB Gold Round 4 of Semi-Finals. Palencia join Burgos in Finals - by Eurobasket News

Palencia - Oviedo 86-71

Palencia defeated Oviedo to secure LEB Gold Finals birth. The game was mostly controlled by Palencia Baloncesto. Oviedo CB managed to win fourth quarter 17-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Palencia Baloncesto especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.9 percentage. 25 personal fouls committed by Oviedo CB helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of Lithuanian forward Gabas Maldunas (206-93, college: Dartmouth) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 8 rebounds and power forward Urko Otegui (203-81) who added 12 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side center Eduardo Hernandez-Sonseca (212-83) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds and point guard Daniel Perez (188-90) scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Palencia: G.Maldunas 20+8reb, M.Blanch 14+5reb, U.Otegui 12+6reb+3ast, J.Tomas 9+5reb, J.Zamora 7+3reb+2ast, L.Barnes 6+4reb+1ast
Oviedo: E.Hernandez-Sonseca 16+10reb+1ast, D.Perez 16+5reb+2ast, V.Perez 13+2ast, F.Dos Anjos 7+9reb, J.Lofberg 7+5reb+1ast, M.Barro 6+4reb
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LEB Silver Round 2 of Finals. Zornotza secure opening victory - by Eurobasket News

Zornotza - Valladolid 77-66

Zornotza held off Valladolid to level the series at 1-1. The game without a history. Zornotza led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Zornotza forced 25 Blancos de Rueda turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by Blancos de Rueda helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Serbian power forward Vasilije Vucetic (209-96) had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American-Jamaican guard Khalid Mutakabbir (193-91, college: Presbyterian, agency: Duran International) chipped in 17 points and 4 assists during the contest. American guard Henri Wade-Chatman (188-92, college: Edinboro) responded with 28 points and center Sergio De-La-Fuente (198-89) scored 8 points and 9 rebounds. Blancos de Rueda's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Zornotza: V.Vucetic 26+11reb+2ast, K.Mutakabbir 17+4reb+4ast, D.De La Rua 16+2reb+3ast, J.Cadot 7+3reb+3ast, D.Iriarte 6+3reb, J.Estalayo 3+2reb
Valladolid: H.Wade-Chatman 28+3reb, P.Esteban 11+1reb+1ast, S.De La Fuente 8+9reb, M.Gonzalez 5+2reb, B.Sidibe 4+6reb, R.Graham 3+4reb+2ast
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Marcus Eriksson selected the top Swedish players playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Marcus Eriksson
Marcus Eriksson
   #1. This week's number one is former international shooting guard Marcus Eriksson (201-93, currently plays in Spain). He led FC Barcelona to a victory against the closely-ranked Valencia Basket (23-9) 91-79 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Thursday night's game. Eriksson scored 12 points in 23 minutes on the court. FC Barcelona Lassa (22-10) is placed sixth in the Liga Endesa. This year Eriksson averages: 6.8ppg, 1.5rpg, 2FGP: 66.0%(31-47), 3FGP: 44.1% and FT: 91.3%(21-23) in 32 games he played so far. He played for the Swedish senior national team four years ago.

Jeffery Taylor
Jeffery Taylor
   #2. Second place goes to former international small forward Jeffery Taylor (201-89, college: Vanderbilt, currently plays in Spain). Taylor contributed to an easy victory against the eighth-ranked Andorra (16-16) crushing them 107-76 in the Spanish Liga Endesa last Wednesday. He recorded 6 points. Real Madrid (25-7) is placed first in the Liga Endesa. It was his team's consecutive victory in a row. Taylor's overall stats this season are: 4.7ppg, 1.4rpg, 3FGP: 36.7% and FT: 53.1%. He is a naturalized American. Taylor played for the Swedish national team in 2013. Strangely he has never played in Sweden.

Jonas Jerebko
Jonas Jerebko
   #3. The Swedish player who performed third best last week abroad was former international power forward Jonas Jerebko (208-87, currently plays in NBA). Jerebko contributed to a 3-point Boston Celtics' victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers (51-31) 111-108 in the NBA on Sunday night. He scored 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in only 13 minutes. The Boston Celtics have a solid 53-29 record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year Jerebko's overall stats are: 3.8ppg, 3.3rpg, 2FGP: 53.7%, 3FGP: 34.5% and FT: 75.6% in 90 games. He is a naturalized American. Jerebko played for the Swedish national team four years ago. He used to play for Boras/Marbo Basket in Swedish league.

Jonathan Skjoldebrand
Jonathan Skjoldebrand
   #4. An experienced power forward Jonathan Skjoldebrand (204-83, currently plays in Israel) was the major contributor in a 1-point Ironi Nahariya's victory against the closely-ranked Hapoel Jerusalem (19-14) 86-85 in the Israeli Winner League in Tuesday night's game. Skjoldebrand recorded 16 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Ironi Nahariya (18-15) is placed sixth in the Winner League. Skjoldebrand has relatively good stats this season: 11.5ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.0apg and 1.4spg. He has a dual citizenship: Swedish and Israeli. Skjoldebrand used to play for the Swedish national team back in 2013.

Chris Czerapowicz
Chris Czerapowicz
   #5. International guard Chris Czerapowicz (201-91, college: Davidson, currently plays in Spain) faced previously mentioned Jeffery Taylor in the Spanish Liga Endesa last game. Czerapowicz. He could not help Andorra (16-16) to beat Real Madrid (25-7). Czerapowicz recorded 5 points in 15 minutes. Andorra was crushed 107-76 on the road by the leading Real Madrid. This year Czerapowicz's total stats are: 4.9ppg and 2.4rpg in 15 games. He is a naturalized American. Czerapowicz plays currently for the Swedish national team. Apparently he has never played in Sweden.

Johan Lofberg
Johan Lofberg
   #6. Shooting guard Johan Lofberg (199-95, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help Oviedo CB (22-12) in their last game on Friday. Despite Lofberg's good performance Oviedo CB was defeated 81-70 on the opponent's court by the lower-ranked Palencia_Baloncesto (#5). He was the second best scorer with 14 points. This season Lofberg has relatively solid stats: 11.3ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.2apg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Swedish National Team roster.

Other top Swedish players, who play abroad:

Olle Stumer (196-F-0) plays for Darussafaka in Turkish BSL
Erik Kall (208-C-1) plays for FC Barcelona in Spanish Liga Endesa
Tobias Borg (184-PG-93) plays for RETAbet BB in Spanish Liga Endesa
Ludvig Hakanson (190-PG-96) plays for Baloncesto Fuenlabrada in Spanish Liga Endesa
Maciej Lampe (211-C/F-85) plays for Leopards in Chinese CBA
Viktor Gaddefors (201-SF-92) plays for Juvecaserta in Italian Serie A
Damir Markota (209-F/C-85) plays for Istanbul BBSK in Turkish BSL
Pierre Hampton (201-F-91) plays for Leicester Riders in British BBL
Martin Pahlmblad (195-SG-86) plays for Kymis in Greek A1
Dino Pita (195-G-88) plays for Krosno in Polish PLK

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



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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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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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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
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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 3: UPDF is defeated by City Oilers - by Eurobasket News

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of UPDF (0-1) in Kampala on Sunday night. Visitors were rolled over by City Oilers (1-1) 77-51. City Oilers dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to UPDF's 32. City Oilers forced 20 UPDF turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a great evening for guard Tonny Drileba (-93) who led his team to a victory scoring 11 points and 9 rebounds. The former international forward James Okello (193-90) helped adding 17 points and 5 rebounds. City Oilers' coach felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was forward Henry Okoth (-99) with 14 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Very significant was Power's (#3) just 1-point road victory against UCU Canons 81-80. It was an exceptional evening for international power forward Mickeal Makiadi (199-89) who led the winners and scored 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Isaac Afridra accounted for 17 points and 6 rebounds. Power's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. International forward Jonathan Egau (190-93) came up with 21 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists for UCU Canons in the defeat. Power will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. UCU Canons will play against Pemba Warriors (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

City Oilers - UPDF 77-51

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of UPDF (0-1) in Kampala on Sunday night. Visitors were rolled over by City Oilers (1-1) 77-51. City Oilers dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to UPDF's 32. City Oilers forced 20 UPDF turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a great evening for guard Tonny Drileba (-93) who led his team to a victory scoring 11 points and 9 rebounds. The former international forward James Okello (193-90) helped adding 17 points and 5 rebounds. City Oilers' coach felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was forward Henry Okoth (-99) with 14 points and 7 rebounds and Felix Mukunzi scored 15 points and 8 rebounds. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
UPDF: F.Mukunzi 15+8reb+1ast, H.Okoth 14+7reb+3ast, M.Muhumuza 12+4reb+2ast, S.Wokorach 6+6reb, J.Dramaza 3+2reb, S.Ajo 1+4reb
City Oilers: J.Okello 17+5reb, S.Omony 13+4reb+3ast, T.Drileba 11+9reb+2ast, N.Landry 8+4reb+2ast, J.Enabu 7+3reb+3ast, J.Otim 6+1reb+3ast
gschID: 547432


UCU Canons - Power 80-81

Very significant was Power's (#3) just 1-point road victory against UCU Canons 81-80. Power forced 19 UCU Canons turnovers. It was an exceptional evening for international power forward Mickeal Makiadi (199-89) who led the winners and scored 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Swingman Isaac Afridra (193-85) accounted for 17 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. Power's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. International forward Jonathan Egau (190-93) came up with 21 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists and Tanzanian forward Fadhili Chuma (-95) added 17 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for UCU Canons in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Power will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. UCU Canons will play against Pemba Warriors (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
UCU Canons: J.Egau 21+9reb+6ast, F.Chuma 17+13reb+4ast, S.Wundi 16+5reb+3ast, J.Maheta 11+4reb+3ast, A.Gang 7+1reb+1ast, L.Titus 4+3reb
Power: M.Makiadi 18+8reb+5ast, P.Odong 17+3reb+4ast, I.Afridra 17+6reb+1ast, J.Ikong 16+4reb+3ast, S.Okot 8+6reb+4ast, F.Kasinde 2+1reb+2ast
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  UKRAINE  


Maxym Korniyenko's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Ukrainians playing currently abroad: - by Eurobasket Center

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

Maxym Korniyenko
Maxym Korniyenko
   #1. This week's number one is an international power forward Maxym Korniyenko (205-87, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Bulgaria). He was the major contributor in a Lukoil Academic Sofia's victory against the closely-ranked Beroe (15-9) 82-73 in the Bulgarian NBL in Wednesday night's game. Korniyenko had a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 4 assists, 2 blocks and 3 steals in 29 minutes on the court. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Lukoil Academic Sofia (20-4) is placed first in the NBL. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. It's Korniyenko's first season with the team. Korniyenko has relatively good stats this year: 11.7ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.4apg, 2FGP: 61.9%(112-181), 3FGP: 38.7% and FT: 83.3% in 34 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Ukrainian senior national team.

Kyrylo Fesenko
Kyrylo Fesenko
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Kyrylo Fesenko (216-86, currently plays in Italy). Fesenko contributed to a Scandone AV's victory against the closely-ranked Umana Venezia (21-9) 80-73 in the Italian Serie A last Friday. He recorded 9 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Scandone Avellino (19-11) is placed third in the Serie A. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. This season Fesenko has relatively solid stats: 12.2ppg, 7.4rpg, 2FGP: 63.2%(129-204) and FT: 54.2%. Ex-BC Donetsk player is in the roster of the Ukrainian senior national team.

Sergii Gladyr
Sergii Gladyr
   #3. The Ukrainian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international swingman Sergii Gladyr (196-88, also represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in France). He could not help Monaco (30-4) to beat ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (19-15). Gladyr recorded 6 points in only 9 minutes. The league leader Monaco was edged 72-69 at home by the much lower-ranked (#8) ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket. This year Gladyr averages: 8.7ppg, 2.2rpg, 1.2apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 48.2%, 3FGP: 41.3% and FT: 81.0% in 34 games. He is also a member of the Ukrainian senior national team.

Illya Shemosiuk
Illya Shemosiuk
   #4. Point guard Illya Shemosiuk (188-85, currently plays in Georgia) was not able to help Batumi (9-19) in their last game on Monday. Despite Shemosiuk's very good performance the bottom-ranked Batumi was badly defeated 95-76 on the road by the higher-ranked Olimpi (#6). He was the top scorer with 22 points. Shemosiuk also added 3 steals. Shemosiuk has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 16.0ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg. Shemosiuk used to play for the Ukrainian university national team back in 2009.

Viacheslav Kravtsov
Viacheslav Kravtsov
   #5. International center Viacheslav Kravtsov (212-87, another player represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Valencia Basket (23-9) in their game against FC Barcelona (22-10) in the Spanish Liga Endesa. He did not have that impressive stats last Thursday. Kravtsov scored only 2 points in 5 minutes on the court. Valencia Basket lost 79-91 in Barcelona to the lower-ranked (#6) FC Barcelona. This year Kravtsov's overall stats are: 6.6ppg and 3.4rpg in 18 games. He plays currently for the Ukrainian national team.

Maksim Sandul
Maksim Sandul
   #6. Power forward Maksim Sandul (207-91, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov, currently plays in Poland) managed to help Polski Cukier Torun in a victory against the eighth-ranked Energa Czarni (19-13) 83-76 in the Polish PLK in Saturday night's game. He scored only 2 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 10 minutes. Polski Cukier Torun (21-11) is placed fourth in the PLK. This year Sandul's total stats are: 2.8ppg and 2.7rpg in 37 games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Ukrainian National Team roster.

Vyacheslav Bobrov
Vyacheslav Bobrov
   #7. International forward Vyacheslav Bobrov (201-92, currently plays in France) led Quimper UJAP to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Souffelweyersheim (23-11) 76-60 in the French NM1 (third division) last Saturday. Bobrov recorded 14 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and made 4 blocks. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Quimper UJAP (24-10) is placed second in the NM1. Bobrov has reliable stats this season: 12.2ppg, 6.0rpg, 3.1apg and 1.1bpg. He is also Ukrainian national team player.

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

   #1. Igor Krivtsov (201-F-86, currently plays in Georgia) could not help Batumi (9-19) in their last game on Monday. Despite Krivtsov's very good performance the bottom-ranked Batumi was badly defeated 95-76 on the road by the higher-ranked Olimpi (#6). He recorded 16 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Krivtsov has reliable stats this season: 11.8ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.1apg and 1.1bpg.

Other top Ukrainian players, who play abroad:

Eugene Jeter (180-PG-83) plays for Besiktas in Turkish BSL
Denys Lukashov (190-PG-89) plays for Enisey in Russian VTB
Vitaliy Kovalenko (204-PF-84) plays for MKS Dabrowa Gornicza in Polish PLK
Alex Len (216-C-93) plays for Phoenix Suns in the NBA
Joel Bolomboy (206-F-94) plays for Utah Jazz in the NBA
Denis Ikovlev (200-F-86) plays for PGE Turow in Polish PLK
Andriy Grystsak (199-C-0) plays for Movil Estudiantes in Spanish Liga Endesa
Vadym Prokopenko (206-C/F-95) plays for Dynamic BG in Serbian KLS
Maks Adam Konate (202-PF-91) plays for Tartu Ulikool in Estonian Alexela KML
Maksym Pustozvonov (200-SF-87) plays for UBT Cluj Napoca in Romanian Liga Nationala

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



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  URUGUAY  


Jayson Granger selected the top Uruguayan playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Jayson Granger
Jayson Granger
   #1. This week's number one is former international guard Jayson Granger (189-89, currently plays in Turkey). Granger led Anadolu Efes to a victory over the closely-ranked Galatasaray (18-12) 95-85 in a derby game in the Turkish BSL in Tuesday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Granger recorded 20 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists in 29 minutes on the court. Anadolu Efes Istanbul (23-7) is placed third in the BSL. This year Granger averages: 9.3ppg, 2.8rpg, 5.2apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 44.0%, 3FGP: 38.8% and FT: 77.8% in 28 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Uruguayan and Italian. Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. Granger played for the Uruguayan senior national team two years ago.

Esteban Batista
Esteban Batista
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced international power forward Esteban Batista (208-83, agency: Duran International, currently plays in Italy). He contributed to an Umana Venezia's victory against the closely-ranked Scandone AV (19-11) 88-77 in the Italian Serie A last Sunday. Batista scored 10 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Umana Reyer Venezia (21-9) is placed second in the Serie A. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Batista's overall stats this season are: 7.9ppg, 4.3rpg, 2FGP: 63.6%(21-33) and FT: 65.0%. He is another player who holds two passports: Uruguayan and Spanish. Batista is in the roster of the Uruguayan senior national team.

Santiago Vidal
Santiago Vidal
   #3. The Uruguayan player who performed third best last week abroad was former international point guard Santiago Vidal (180-89, agency: Pro Sports, currently plays in Argentina). He contributed to an easy victory against the sixth-ranked Libertad Sunchales (29-27) crushing them 92-69 in the Argentinian LigaA on Monday night. Vidal recorded 6 points, 7 rebounds, 10 assists and 3 steals in 21 minutes. Regatas Corrientes (34-22) is placed third in Norte group. This year Vidal's overall stats are: 4.1ppg, 2.0rpg, 3.2apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 53.8%, 3FGP: 33.0% and FT: 71.7% in 56 games. He played for the Uruguayan national team two years ago.

Marcel Souberbielle
Marcel Souberbielle
   #4. Forward Marcel Souberbielle (200-91, college: Indiana, PA, currently plays in Puerto Rico) managed to help Leones de Ponce to win against the closely-ranked Capitanes (11-12) crushing them 90-70 in the Puerto Rican BSN in Wednesday night's game. Souberbielle scored 5 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Leones de Ponce (10-11) is placed fifth in the BSN. Souberbielle's total stats this season are: 3.2ppg and 1.4rpg. He used to play for the Uruguayan national team back in 2015.

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

   #1. Experienced Phillip Holm (175-PG-80, currently plays in Spain) was the major contributor in a 1-point CAM E.Soler's victory against the second-ranked Chantada (1-2) 67-66 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) last Saturday. Holm scored 19 points in 23 minutes. Ciudad Autonoma de Melilla Enrique Soler (1-2) is placed fourth in Fase Final 2 group. It was CAM E.Soler's fifth consecutive victory in a row. It's Holm's first season with the team. This year his total stats are: 5.9ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.4apg in 24 games he played so far. Holm has a dual citizenship: Uruguayan and German.

Other top Uruguayan players, who play abroad:

Imanol Asaravicius (193-F/G-95) plays for Weber Bahia in Argentinian LigaA
Bruno Fitipaldo (183-PG-91) plays for Galatasaray in Turkish BSL
Federico Haller (198-F-88) plays for GECR Indalo in Argentinian LigaA
Mathias Calfani (204-C-92) plays for San Lorenzo in Argentinian LigaA
Mauricio Aguiar (199-F-83) plays for Ferrocarril in Argentinian LigaA
Daniel Martinez plays for Pinar in Cuban LSB
Facundo Medina (190-G-94) plays for Rocamora in Argentinian TNA
Maximiliano Sole (198-F-88) plays for Real Madrid II in Spanish EBA
Fernando Lozano (186-PG-81) plays for Villarrobledo in Spanish EBA
Brad Kanis (218-C-83) plays for Quart in Spanish EBA

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



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  VENEZUELA  

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, Toros19.9 
 5. Hamilton, Bucan.18.8 
 6. Tarrant, Gigantes18.3 
 7. Brown, Gigantes18.0 
 8. Swann, Marinos17.7 
 9. Powell, Trotamun.17.2 
 10. Flowers, Cocodrilos16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Axiers SUCRE
  Gigantes
  (199-F-78)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Sucre, Gigantes11.6 
 2. Massie, Marinos10.1 
 3. Salcedo, Gaiteros9.1 
 4. Guerrero, Toros8.2 
 5. Sutton, Cocodrilos7.9 
 6. Gransberry, Guaiquer.7.8 
 7. Hamilton, Bucan.7.4 
 8. Thornton, Gaiteros7.3 
 9. Graterol, Bucaneros7.2 
 10. Julio, Panteras7.0 
Assists Per Game
 David CUBILLAN
  Trotamundos
  (181-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Cubillan, Trotamundos7.6 
 2. Robinson, Guaros5.3 
 3. Guillent, Guaros4.7 
 4. Centeno, Marinos4.7 
 5. Downey, Guaiquer.4.7 
 6. Suero, Gaiteros4.2 
 7. Canty, Panteras4.1 
 8. Cazorla, Gigantes3.8 
 9. Cedeno, Bucaneros3.7 
 10. Silva, Guaiqueries3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Harold CAZORLA
  Gigantes
  (175-PG-91)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Cazorla, Gigantes1.9 
 2. Downey, Guaiquer.1.9 
 3. Silva, Guaiqueries1.7 
 4. Suero, Gaiteros1.6 
 5. Hamilton, Bucan.1.4 
 6. Garcia, Cocodrilos1.4 
 7. Sucre, Gigantes1.4 
 8. Chourio, Trotamun.1.3 
 9. Robinson, Guaros1.3 
 10. Palacios, Cocodrilos1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael CARRERA
  Marinos
  (196-SF-93)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Carrera, Marinos1.5 
 2. Garrett, Marinos1.4 
 3. Sutton, Cocodrilos1.4 
 4. Guerrero, Toros1.3 
 5. Jackson, Gigantes1.0 
 6. Johnson, Toros1.0 
 7. Lang, Bucaneros0.9 
 8. Flowers, Cocodrilos0.9 
 9. Montano, Panteras0.9 
 10. Graterol, Bucaneros0.9 


John Cox's 33 points make him top Venezuelan player abroad of the week - by Eurobasket Center

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

John Cox
John Cox
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced international guard John Cox (194-81, agency: Pensack Sports, college: USF, currently plays in France). He led Pau-Lacq-Orthez to an overtime victory over the closely-ranked Strasbourg IG (23-11) 102-92 in the French ProA in Monday night's game. Cox was MVP of the game. He recorded 33 points (!!!) and grabbed 6 rebounds in 46 minutes on the court. Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez (22-12) is placed fifth in the ProA. Cox has relatively good stats this year: 15.0ppg, 5.3rpg, 3.3apg, 2FGP: 44.6%, 3FGP: 41.4% and FT: 75.0% in eight games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Cox is currently a member of the Venezuelan senior national team. He used to play for Marinos de Anzoategui in Venezuelan league.

Donta Smith
Donta Smith
   #2. Second place goes to former international small forward Donta Smith (201-83, college: SE Illinois JC, currently plays in Puerto Rico). Smith was the major contributor in Piratas' victory against the closely-ranked Leones (10-11) 79-78 in the Puerto Rican BSN last Monday. He recorded a triple-double by scoring 14 points, grabbing 10 rebounds and passing 10 assists. Piratas de Quebradillas (12-8) is placed third in the BSN. This season Smith has relatively solid stats: 12.3ppg, 6.1rpg, 5.4apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 57.0%(65-114), 3FGP: 35.4% and FT: 79.3%. He is a naturalized American. Smith played for the Venezuelan national team in 2015. He used to play for Marinos de Anzoategui in Venezuelan league.

Gregory Vargas
Gregory Vargas
   #3. The Venezuelan player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Gregory Vargas (180-86, agency: Pro Sports, currently plays in Israel). Vargas led Maccabi Haifa to an easy victory against the league leader Hapoel Holon (22-11) crushing them 101-70 in the Israeli Winner League in Saturday night's game. He scored 12 points and added 8 passes. Maccabi Hunter Haifa (16-17) is placed eighth in the Winner League. They ended the series of four consecutive loses. It's Vargas' first season with the team. Vargas has reliable stats this year: 15.0ppg, 4.7rpg, 6.7apg, 1.9spg, 2FGP: 49.7%, 3FGP: 38.6% and FT: 73.1%. Ex-Protectores de Miranda BBC player is also a member of the Venezuelan senior national team.

Miguel Ruiz
Miguel Ruiz
   #4. Forward Miguel Ruiz (197-90, also represented by Pro Sports, currently plays in Argentina). Ruiz could not help Libertad Sunchales (29-27) to beat Regatas Corrientes (34-22). He cannot count it as his best performance. Ruiz scored only 2 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 22 minutes. The sixth-placed Libertad Sunchales (29-27) lost 77-82 on the road to the higher-ranked (#3) Regatas Corrientes in the Norte group. This year Ruiz averages: 5.1ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.1spg in 57 games. He is also Venezuelan national team player.

Jhornan Zamora
Jhornan Zamora
   #5. Former international guard Jhornan Zamora (196-89, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help one of league's weakest teams Palencia Baloncesto in their game against Oviedo CB (22-12) in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). Zamora scored 5 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Palencia Baloncesto was defeated 74-68 on the opponent's court by the higher-ranked Oviedo_CB (#4). Zamora's overall stats this season are: 10.0ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.5apg. He has a dual citizenship: Venezuelan and Spanish. Zamora used to play for the Venezuelan national team two years ago.

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

   #1. Luis Almanza (196-F-91, currently plays in Colombia) was the major contributor in Condores' victory against the sixth-ranked Patriotas (1-2) 105-93 in the Colombian Liga DirecTV on Wednesday night. Almanza had a double-double by scoring 23 points and getting 14 rebounds in 39 minutes. Condores de Cundinamarca (2-1) is placed second in the Liga DirecTV. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Almanza has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 21.0ppg, 10.3rpg and 1.3spg in three games he played so far.

   #2. Dario Castro (206-C-91, currently plays in Colombia) led Sabios to a victory against the league outsider Bucaros (0-2) 73-59 in the Colombian PBD last Sunday. He scored 11 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and made 2 blocks in a mere 15 minutes. Sabios de Manizales (2-1) is placed third in the PBD. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Castro averages: 5.3ppg and 2.7rpg in three games.

   #3. Hector Diaz (197-G/F-92, currently plays in Colombia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Luis Almanza. But that was another game of his team in Colombian Liga DirecTV which we would like to mention. Diaz could not help Condores (2-1) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite his good performance Condores was defeated 96-82 on the road by the lower-ranked Patriotas (#6). Diaz scored 14 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Diaz's stats this season are: 10.3ppg, 5.7rpg, 2.3apg and 1.7spg. He has a dual citizenship: Venezuelan and Colombian.

Other top Venezuelan players, who play abroad:

Jose Materan (196-G/F-96) plays for Weber Bahia in Argentinian LigaA
Greivis Vasquez (198-PG-87) plays for Brooklyn Nets in the NBA
Clarence Matthews (201-PF-83) plays for Goes in Uruguayan LUB
Freddy Toro (201-F-88) plays for Capitanes in Puerto Rican BSN
Raul Orta (196-G-85) plays for Santeros in Puerto Rican BSN
Calvin Cage (183-PG-84) plays for Mayrouba in Lebanese Pepsi LBL
Albis Coronel plays for Estudiantes Olavarria in Argentinian TNA
Juan Fontena (196-F-87) plays for Osorno Basquetbol in Chilean Liga Nacional

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



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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  VIETNAM  


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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  VTB UNITED LEAGUE  


Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Wins for CSKA and Zenit - by Eurobasket News

CSKA - Lokomotiv 84-71

CSKA beat Lokomotiv to take 2-0 lead in the series. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when CSKA's pressure prevailed and they won that period 21-14 extending their advantage to 13 points. They made 27-of-28 charity shots (96.4 percent) during the game. CSKA shot the lights out from three nailing 13 long-distance shots on high 52.0 percentage. Lokomotiv was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Serbian point guard Milos Teodosic (195-87) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points. French Nando De-Colo (196-87) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Five CSKA players scored in double figures. Australian-Dutch forward Ryan Broekhoff (200-90, college: Valparaiso) replied with 24 points and 5 rebounds and American guard Mardy Collins (198-84, college: Temple) added 16 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Lokomotiv. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
CSKA: M.Teodosic 20+2reb+1ast, N.De Colo 16+3reb+1ast, N.Kurbanov 13+2reb+4ast, K.Hines 11+4reb+2ast, A.Jackson 11+2reb+2ast, V.Khryapa 4+6reb+4ast
Lokomotiv: R.Broekhoff 24+5reb, M.Collins 16+8reb+4ast, M.Janning 10+4reb+7ast, T.Rochestie 7+1reb+4ast, I.Vougioukas 5+2reb+4ast, G.Shukhovtsov 4
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Zenit - Khimki 92-89

Zenit survived another tough battle versus Khimki to open 2-0 advantage in the series. The hosts trailed by 10 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 3 points. Zenit made 21-of-27 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. The best player for the winners was American guard Ryan Toolson (193-85, college: Utah Valley) who scored 24 points and 6 assists (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!). Sergey Karasev (201-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) chipped in 21 points and 8 assists. Five Zenit players scored in double figures. Zenit's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Guard Alexey Shved (198-88, agency: Alti Sport) produced a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 assists and Montenegrin forward Marko Todorovic (209-92) added 22 points and 6 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) respectively for the guests.
Top scorers:
Zenit: R.Toolson 24+3reb+6ast, S.Karasev 21+3reb+8ast, J.Timma 13+4reb, S.Markovic 11+4reb+10ast, E.Valiev 10+3reb+2ast, K.Landry 8+4reb
Khimki: A.Shved 23+12ast, M.Todorovic 22+6reb+2ast, E.Rowland 14+4reb+2ast, S.Monya 9+4reb, V.Zaytsev 8+1reb+2ast, N.Boungou-Colo 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 546761






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Women News


Final Belgian Cats Roster - by Peter Buyse

Belgian Cats head-coach Philip Mestdagh has announced his final 12 women roster for the upcoming EC in June.

Kyara Linskens (C, 1m90, 20 jaar, Namur)
Kim Mestdagh (SG, 1m80, 27 jaar, Charleville-Mezires/Fra)
Antonia Delaere (F, 1m82, 22 jaar, Castors Braine)
Sofie Hendrickx (PF, 1m86, 31 jaar, Namur)
Marjorie Carpreaux (PG, 1m65, 29 jaar, Castors Braine)
Noemie Mayombo (G, 1m70, 26 jaar, Mersin/Tur)
Emma Meesseman (C, 1m93, 24 jaar, Ekaterinburg/Rus/Washington Mystics)
Ann Wauters (C, 1m95, 36 jaar, Agu Spor/Tur)
Hanne Mestdagh (F, 1m78, 24 jaar, Namur)
Heleen Nauwelaers (F, 1m80, 21 jaar, Sint-Katelijne-Waver)
Julie Vanloo (PG, 1m74, 24 jaar, Raguse/Ita)
Jana Raman (PF, 1m86, 26 jaar, Kangoeroes Willebroek)

Belgium just finished a 4 team tournament in Italy with losses vs Russia and Italy and a win vs Hungary.
Next up are 3 more exhibition games vs Spain on June 2nd and 3rd in Wevelgem and one vs Holland on June 10 th at Ieper.

The EC starts on June 16th where Belgium is in group D with Russia, Latvia and Montenegro.



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  FRANCE  


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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  GERMANY  


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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  HOLLAND  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Tanya BROERING
  Loon L.
  (178-G-84)
  Avg: 18.1
 1. Broering, Loon L.18.1 
 2. Essenstam, Binne.14.3 
 3. Klein, Den Helder14.3 
 4. Kuijt, Lekdetec.nl13.7 
 5. Guijt, Binnenland12.3 
 6. Beld, Grasshoppers12.0 
 7. Klerx, Lekdetec.nl11.3 
 8. Ligthart, Loon L.11.0 
 9. van-Veen, Den H.10.9 
 10. Bettonvil, Lekdetec.10.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jill BETTONVIL
  Lekdetec.
  (188-F-92)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Bettonvil, Lekdetec.7.8 
 2. Pruijs, Amazone7.3 
 3. Van-der-Plas, Grasshop.7.2 
 4. Jongeling, Lekdetec.7.1 
 5. Broering, Loon L.7.0 
 6. Bettonvil, Lekdetec.7.0 
 7. Ligthart, Loon L.6.9 
 8. Essenstam, Binne.6.8 
 9. Hoveling, Amazone6.7 
 10. Jez, Royal Eagles6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Maaike KLEIN
  Den Helder
  (177-G-90)
  Avg: 5
 1. Klein, Den Helder5.0 
 2. Kuijt, Lekdetec.nl4.9 
 3. van-Veen, Den H.4.8 
 4. Broering, Loon L.4.5 
 5. van-Vlijmen, Royal E.4.1 
 6. Dobner, Royal E.3.6 
 7. Hoveling, Amazone3.5 
 8. van-Hulsen, Binne.3.3 
 9. Van-Den-Adel, Binnenla.3.0 
 10. Klerx, Lekdetec.nl2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Danielle PRUIJS
  Amazone
  (184-PF-97)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Pruijs, Amazone3.5 
 2. Broering, Loon L.2.9 
 3. Hoveling, Amazone2.6 
 4. Bettonvil, Lekdetec.2.4 
 5. Klein, Den Helder2.4 
 6. Van-D., Binnenland2.3 
 7. van-Hulsen, Binne.2.3 
 8. Ligthart, Loon L.2.1 
 9. van-Veen, Den H.1.9 
 10. Hartman, Loon L.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Marieke VAN SCHIE
  Grasshop.
  (178-SG-97)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. van-Schie, Grasshop.1.1 
 2. Lutje, Rotterdam0.9 
 3. Jong, Amazone0.9 
 4. Steggink, Royal E.0.8 
 5. Jongeling, Lekdetec.0.8 
 6. Schoen, Lekdetec.nl0.6 
 7. Zappeij, Den Helder0.6 
 8. Peek, Royal Eagles0.6 
 9. de-Jonge, Lekdetec.0.6 
 10. van-Dongen, Rotte.0.5 


Eredivisie Round 4 of Finals. Grasshoppers earn third victory - by Eurobasket News

Grasshoppers - Lekdetec.nl 64-58

Grasshoppers overcame Lekdetec.nl to take 3-1 lead in the series. Strangely Lekdetec.nl outrebounded Grasshoppers 42-24 including a 26-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. The former international forward Sharon Beld (186-88) fired 19 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Power forward Ingrid Van-der-Plas (178-91) chipped in 8 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Grasshoppers' coach Rick Driessen used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. International power forward Loyce Bettonvil (185-93) produced 13 points and 7 rebounds and international guard Jacobine Klerx (175-94) added 12 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Lekdetec.nl players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Grasshoppers: S.Beld 19+5reb, I.Sanchez 10+1reb, F.Kuyt 9+3reb+2ast, I.Van der Plas 8+7reb+4ast, S.Kuyt 5+2reb, N.Driessen 4+3reb+3ast
Lekdetec.nl: L.Bettonvil 13+7reb+2ast, J.Klerx 12+7reb+3ast, K.Kuijt 12+3reb+5ast, J.Bettonvil 11+3reb, R.Jongeling 6+13reb+1ast, K.Biesters 2+6reb+1ast
gschID: 547502





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  ITALY  


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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  MONTENEGRO  


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





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  SPAIN  


Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Catalana Awards 2017 - by Greg

Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Catalana 1st Team 2017
Lucia Pablos
Pablos
Blanca Garcia
Garcia
Anna Boleda
Boleda
Marquisha Harris
Harris
Marta Arbizu
Arbizu

Player of the Year: Anna Boleda (181-F-81) of Barca CBS
Guard of the Year: Lucia Pablos (172-PG-85) of Barca CBS
Forward of the Year: Anna Boleda (181-F-81) of Barca CBS
Center of the Year: Marquisha Harris (182-C-93) of Mataro
Import Player of the Year: Marquisha Harris (182-C-93) of Mataro
Domestic Player of the Year: Anna Boleda (181-F-81) of Barca CBS
Defensive Player of the Year: Lorena Moral of Draft Gramenet

1st Team
PG: Lucia Pablos (172-PG-85) of Barca CBS
G: Blanca Garcia (G-89) of Cerdanyola
F: Anna Boleda (181-F-81) of Barca CBS
PF: Marquisha Harris (182-C-93) of Mataro
C: Marta Arbizu (187-C-91) of Cerdanyola

2nd Team
G: Lorena Moral of Draft Gramenet
C: Bojana Kovacevic (187-F/C-96) of Arenys Basquet
F: Tasheba Butler (173-G/F-88) of Mataro
F: Sheila Dixon (178-G) of Barca CBS
C: Julia Thissell (193-F/C) of Banyoles



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  UBA  


East All-Star Briana Williams hits buzzer beater to defeat West 89-88 - by David Walls

David Walls Reports
2017 WUBA All-Star results
5/29/2017

Briana Williams (5'7''-G-92, college: Mercer, agency: PEPI SPORT) hit a buzzer-beating game-winner to lift the East to a 89-88 victory over the West.

With the clock ticking down under 15 seconds and the East down two, Williams opened East All-Stars' final possession by running some time off in preparation for a final shot. At the five-second mark, Kristina King (5'11''-G/F-92, college: Richmond) drove left on Morgan Jennings and away from a West double team provided by Armelie Lumanu. King was able to loose Jennings off the dribble to set up a last second shot by Briana Williams. The WUBA's scoring leader buried the three as time expired.

Williams finished with a game-high 31 points, 6 assists and five rebounds. Switzerland star Kristina King returned to the WUBA for 25 points and Carrie Washington (6'0''-F/C-94, college: Columbus St.) added 10 points (12 rebounds) in the win.

Amber Holt (6'0''-SG-85, college: Middle Tenn.St.) led the West All-Stars with a team-high 24 points, five assists and ten rebounds. Treasure Johnson (6'0''-SF, college: NC-Wilmington) added 20 points, five rebounds and four assists off the bench.

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