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  ANGOLA  



Yanick Moreira is a newcomer at Naft Abadan - by Mohammad Ahmadi

Naft Abadan (Superleague) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old Angolan ex-international center Yanick Moreira (211-100kg-91, college: SMU). He moved there from Raptors 905 Missisauga (D-League) in the U.S. where he played the last season. In 55 D-League games he recorded 8.3ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.5apg this season.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Moreira's college team won AAC Tournament in 2015. He was also voted All-AAC Most Improved Player of the Year and NABC All-District 25 2nd Team in 2015.
Moreira was also a member of Angolan international program for some years. He played for Angolan Senior National Team between 2010 and 2015 and previously for U18 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
Moreira also represented Angola at the World Championships U19 in New Zealand eight years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 5.0ppg, 5.3rpg.
Moreira has played also professionally in France (SPO Rouen), Spain (UCAM Murcia) and NBA (LA Clippers and Brooklyn Nets).
He attended Southern Methodist University until 2015 and it is his second season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A young center who protects the rim and grabs lots of rebounds. He is improving his ball handling, can score the ball with either hand and is expecte to become a top level player very soon.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ARGENTINA  

Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Dar TUCKER
  Estudian.
  (193-SG-88)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Tucker, Estudian.21.8 
 2. Green, Instituto20.1 
 3. Solano, Echague19.7 
 4. Quinteros, Regat.18.2 
 5. Sims, Regatas C.17.7 
 6. Baxley, Atenas17.7 
 7. Mickeal, Atenas17.0 
 8. Deck, San Lorenzo16.9 
 9. Vildoza, Quilm.16.8 
 10. Harper, Quimsa16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Williams, Olimpico.12.1 
 2. Crawford, Argen.10.4 
 3. Clancy, Instituto9.9 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.9.4 
 5. Justiz, Estudian.9.0 
 6. Lampropoulos, Boca J.8.9 
 7. Francis, La Union8.7 
 8. Johnson, Atenas8.6 
 9. Wood, San M.8.4 
 10. Vargas, GECR I.8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Maximiliano STANIC
  Olimpico.
  (178-PG-78)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Stanic, Olimpico.6.4 
 2. Balbi, Ferrocarril6.2 
 3. Barral, Obras B.5.8 
 4. Aguirre, San L.5.6 
 5. Konsztadt, La Union5.4 
 6. Cantero, San M.5.2 
 7. Ciorciari, Instituto4.5 
 8. Hopson, Quimsa4.4 
 9. De-l., GECR I.4.4 
 10. Figueroa, Penarol4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Gelvis SOLANO
  Echague
  (185-G-94)
  Avg: 2
 1. Solano, Echague2.0 
 2. Garcia, San M.2.0 
 3. Basualdo, Quilm.1.9 
 4. Vildoza, Quilm.1.7 
 5. Johnson, Weber B.1.7 
 6. De-l., GECR I.1.7 
 7. Redivo, Weber B.1.5 
 8. Massey, Libertad.1.5 
 9. Lescano, San M.1.4 
 10. Byro, Hispano Am.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Williams, Olimpico.3.1 
 2. Justiz, Estudian.2.2 
 3. Crawford, Argen.1.5 
 4. Battle, Quimsa1.4 
 5. Richard, Obras B.1.4 
 6. Calfani, San L.1.2 
 7. Meyinsse, San L.1.2 
 8. Clancy, Instituto1.1 
 9. Spurlock, Quimsa1.0 
 10. Acuna, Penarol1.0 


Lorrenzo Wade (ex Malvin) joins Ferrocarril - by Eurobasket News

Ferrocarril Oeste Capital Federal (LigaA) agreed terms with 32-year old American forward Lorrenzo Wade (201-103kg-85, college: San Diego State, agency: Interperformances). He moved there from Malvin in Uruguayan LUB league where he played this season. Wade managed to play in three leagues in three countries this year. In 8 LUB games he had very impressive stats: 16.3ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1spg. He also played earlier that season for Toros in Mexican LNBP. In 8 LUB games he recorded also remarkable stats: 19.8ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.8apg. The other team Wade played that season for was another team Delaware 87ers in U.S. semi-pro league D-League. In 15 LUB games he averaged 11.7ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.3apg and 1.2spg.
In 2010 (a year after he left the college) Wade was drafted by Bakersfield Jam (D-League) in fifth round (12th overall).
He attended San Diego State until 2009 and it is his eighth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Wade's team made it to the Argentinian Super 4 Cup final in 2016. He was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Puerto Rican BSN Honorable Mention in 2015.
Wade is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in eight different countries. Wade tasted the life as pro basketball player in Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Greece, Israel, Philippines (Star Hotshots and SM Beermen), Venezuela, Argentina (Obras Basket, Lanus and Sionista), Puerto Rico (Manati), Mexico (Abejas and Soles) and D-League (Northern Arizona Suns).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ferrocarril tabs Mauricio Aguiar - by Eurobasket News

Ferrocarril Oeste Capital Federal (LigaA) inked experienced 34-year old Uruguayan-Italian forward Mauricio Aguiar (199-83, agency: Pro Sports). He moved there from Defensor in Uruguayan LUB league where he played this season. In 35 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.5ppg, 2.6rpg and 2.6apg. The last season Aguiar played at Regatas Corrientes. In 59 LigaA games he averaged 10.7ppg and 2.2rpg.
Among other achievements he won Uruguay LUB Capital Division championship title in 2012. Aguiar received also Latinbasket.com All-South American Championships 1st Team award back in 2014.
He represented Uruguay at the South American Championships in Caracas (Venezuela) last year. Aguiar's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 5 games: 9.8ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 42.4%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 75.0%.
Aguiar is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Aguiar has played previously professionally in Italy (Libertas Liburnia, Angelico Biella and Vanoli Cremona), Argentina (Obras Basket) and Venezuela (Marinos and Bucaneros).
His game is described as: A powerful guard/forward, very good in the open court offense and in the 1-on-1; has an interesting shooting range, but loves to go oinside as his first option; a little discontinous, needs to improve his defense on the guards and his passing and decision making; some years of experience at a top level could make him a superstar.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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TNA Round 5 of 1/8 Finals. San Isidro and Estudiantes O. reach quarterfinal stage - by Eurobasket News

Villa Angela - San Isidro 74-81

San Isidro outgunned Villa Angela on the road to advance into the quarterfinal stage. It looked good early as Villa Angela took a 9-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then San Isidro took control winning next two quarters and eventually winning the game that evening by 7 points. Power forward Sebastian Acevedo (198-90, agency: DTMones) stepped up and scored 25 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) for the winners and center Santiago Gonzalez (203-83) chipped in 17 points and 9 rebounds. American forward Nate Carter (200-83, college: Oklahoma) responded with 23 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) and Cesar Avalle (189-85) scored 14 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Four Villa Angela players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Villa Angela: N.Carter 23+8reb+1ast, A.Spalla 17+5reb+2ast, C.Avalle 14+5reb+6ast, A.Zago 13+3reb+1ast, M.Cequeira 5+9reb+4ast, T.Rossi 2+1reb
San Isidro: S.Acevedo 25+8reb+5ast, S.Gonzalez 17+9reb, G.Sciutto 14+4reb+3ast, J.Kelly 9+1reb+7ast, M.Muller 6+1reb+1ast, M.Corzo 5+1reb
gschID: 545825


Estudiantes O. - Petr.Argentino 93-70

Estudiantes O. cruised past Petr. Argentino to win the series. The game was mostly controlled by Estudiantes O.. Petr.Argentino managed to win fourth quarter 24-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Estudiantes O. dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Petr.Argentino's 28. Estudiantes O. looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Petr.Argentino's players. 28 personal fouls committed by Petr.Argentino helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Swingman Santiago Arese (196-87) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Point guard Diego Figueredo (185-91) contributed with 21 points and 5 assists for the winners. Five Estudiantes O. players scored in double figures. American forward Darnell Dodson (201-89, college: S.Mississippi, agency: DTMones) answered with 18 points and 9 rebounds and forward Lucas Diaz (198-92) added 21 points in the effort for Petr.Argentino. 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:
Petr.Argentino: L.Diaz 21+4reb+2ast, D.Dodson 18+9reb, F.Gago 9+2reb+3ast, M.Castets 7+4reb+2ast, S.Gandolfo 5+2reb, M.Lambrisca 4
Estudiantes O.: D.Figueredo 21+2reb+5ast, L.Portillo 14+3reb+4ast, S.Arese 14+10reb+5ast, R.Sanchez 12+4reb+3ast, E.Dominguez 11+2reb+5ast, A.Brocal 11+3reb
gschID: 545824





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

24-year old center Javier Justiz (205-C-92, agency: Pro Sports) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Estudiantes C. and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 47.
He had a double-double of 27 points and 13 rebounds, while his team beat Hispano Am. (#9, 20-32) 84-79. Estudiantes C. maintains the 2nd position in their group in Argentinian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Estudiantes C. will need more victories to improve their 35-16 record. In the team's last game Justiz had a remarkable 84.6% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Estudiantes C. and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Justiz has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 9.0rpg) and averages solid 2.2bpg and 53.3% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Chris Daniels (205-C-84) of Quimsa. He is American center in his first season at Quimsa. In the last game Daniels recorded impressive double-double of 32 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as Quimsa was edged by slightly higher-ranked GECR Indalo (#5, 25-25) 89-87. This loss caused Quimsa to drop to 7th position in Sur. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 24-28 record. Daniels is one of the most experienced players at Quimsa and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Lucio Redivo (183-G-94) of Weber Bahia (#3). Redivo got into 30-points club by scoring 39 points in the last round. Despite Redivo's great performance Weber Bahia lost 87-95 to the lower-ranked Atenas (#9, 19-29). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Weber Bahia needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams in Sur. Their record is 28 victories and 20 lost games. Redivo has a very solid season. In 46 games in Argentina he scored 16.7ppg. He also has 3.2apg and FGP: 50.4%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Pete Mickeal (199-SF-78) of Atenas - 20 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Diego Garcia (190-SG-79) of La Union - 24 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Luca Vildoza (190-G-95) of Quilmes MP - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Eric Flor (186-G-93) of Quilmes MP - 32 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Emiliano Basabe (193-F/G-92) of Argentino - 22 points and 4 rebounds
9. Federico Aguerre (203-SF-88) of San Martin C. - 16 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Fotios Lampropoulos (206-PF-83) of Boca Jrs - 17 points and 16 rebounds

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



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  AUSTRALIA  


State Leagues Round-Up - by Eurobasket News

Big V
Corio Bay S. - Hume City 99-92

There was an upset in Geelong where higher ranked Hume City Broncos (3-4) were defeated by twelfth ranked Stingrays (1-6) 99-92 on Sunday. Stingrays dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Hume City Broncos' 38. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. American point guard Cam Baker (185, college: Columbus St.) stepped up and scored 23 points, 7 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals for the winners and his fellow American import power forward Jordan Latham (206-91, college: Loyola, MD) chipped in 21 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Stingrays' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was American guard Mike Rose (193-87, college: E.Kentucky) with 35 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds and naturalized British guard Lee Jeka (193-83) scored 18 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Stingrays left bottom position moving up to tenth place in League. Loser Hume City Broncos dropped to the eighth position with four games lost. Stingrays will face Diamond Valley Eagles (#12) in Greensborough in the next round.
Top scorers:
Hume City: M.Rose 35+7reb+2ast, L.Jeka 18+4reb+5ast, S.Prendergast 13+6reb+3ast, T.Clayton 11+10reb+3ast, L.Egan 9+8reb+4ast, S.Prasad 4+1reb
Corio Bay S.: C.Baker 23+7reb+9ast, J.Mcfall 22+6reb+2ast, J.Latham 21+11reb+5ast, M.Rebula 15+6reb+5ast, C.Blythe 9+1reb+3ast, C.Eichler 7+6reb
gschID: 541319


Hawthorn M. - Whittlesea City 80-65

There was a small surprise in Hawthorn where eleventh ranked Magic (1-4) defeated 9th ranked Whittlesea City (1-6) 80-65 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-65. Magic forced 20 Whittlesea City turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Magic made 7 blocks. Whittlesea City was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American swingman Joshua Morrison (198-91, college: NC-Wesleyan) stepped up and scored 22 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners and Jack Barry (-94) chipped in 16 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. The best for the losing side was Taane Samuel with 23 points and 5 rebounds and Jonathan Maybank scored 12 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Magic left bottom position moving up to ninth place in League. Loser Whittlesea City dropped to the eleventh position with six games lost. Magic will face higher ranked McKinnon C. (#6) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Whittlesea City will play against the league's second-placed Ringwood Hawks (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Whittlesea City: T.Samuel 23+5reb+1ast, J.Maybank 12+6reb+5ast, D.Bruno 8+5reb+4ast, E.Potts-Broughton 8+2reb, T.Dalton 7+6reb+1ast, S.Kalistu 4+4reb
Hawthorn M.: J.Morrison 22+7reb+7ast, J.Barry 16+7reb+7ast, A.Bogart-King 14+7reb+2ast, K.Smith 8+3reb+1ast, L.Sist 7+3reb+3ast, P.Chelvan 7+5reb+1ast
gschID: 541321


Werribee D. - Eltham W. 76-71

There was a minor upset in Werribee where 3rd placed Eltham Wildcats (5-2) were defeated by fifth ranked Devils (5-2) 76-71 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 20-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. American forward Fred Hunter (196-89, college: Nicholls St.) stepped up and scored 14 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and Jonathan Sonda chipped in 12 points and 6 rebounds. Five Devils players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was forward Simon Grant (195-91) with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds and center Simon Bradbury (215-89) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds. Devils moved-up to third place in League. Devils will face Casey C. (#7) in the next round. Eltham Wildcats will play against the league's leader Knox Raiders and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Eltham W.: S.Grant 17+12reb+3ast, S.Bradbury 14+13reb, J.Canovan 13+3reb+2ast, B.Waldren 7+1reb+3ast, J.Aver 7+8reb+2ast, J.Malvaso 5+1reb
Werribee D.: F.Hunter 14+9reb+2ast, J.Smith 13+4reb+3ast, N.Wilson 13+3reb+1ast, J.Sonda 12+6reb+3ast, B.Allison 11+4reb+1ast, J.Hughes 10+5reb+1ast
gschID: 541318


Knox R. - Waverley F. 67-66

A very interesting game took place in Wantirna South. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 4th placed Waverley Falcons (5-3) to first ranked Knox Raiders (8-1) 67-66 on Sunday evening. It was a good game for center Matt Hodgson (211-91, college: St.Mary's, CA) who saved his team from a defeat with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds. Forward Dylan Hare (193-93) contributed with 21 points for the winners. Guard Jason Reardon (189-83) answered with 15 points and 7 rebounds and forward Chris Arkell (198-90) added 12 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Waverley Falcons. Four Waverley Falcons players scored in double figures. Knox Raiders maintains first place in League with 8-1 record. Waverley Falcons at the other side dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. Knox Raiders' next round opponent will be Eltham Wildcats (#4) on the road. Waverley Falcons will play against Hume City Broncos in Tullamarine and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Waverley F.: J.Reardon 15+7reb+3ast, C.Arkell 12+8reb+2ast, B.Beasley 11+6reb+2ast, M.Harper 10+5reb+3ast, B.Kelleher 9+1reb+3ast, D.Simmons 7+9reb+1ast
Knox R.: D.Hare 21+4reb+2ast, M.Hodgson 19+14reb+1ast, M.Unwin 10+3reb, A.Tomada 8+7reb+2ast, C.Kaba 7+5reb+1ast, A.Thoseby 2+7reb+3ast
gschID: 541320


Diamond V.E. - Ringwood H. 88-92

Everything went according to plan in Greensborough where third ranked Ringwood Hawks (6-2) beat 10th ranked Diamond Valley Eagles (1-7) 92-88 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 92-88. Ringwood Hawks made 26-of-32 free shots (81.3 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Diamond Valley Eagles turnovers. Diamond Valley Eagles were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Jacob Gibson (198-93, college: Harding) stepped up and scored 29 points for the winners and his fellow American import forward Mike McCahey (196, college: St.Anselm) chipped in 18 points and 8 rebounds. The best for the losing side was guard Matt Reynolds (183) with 31 points and American forward Brandon Conley (198, college: ORU) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 13 rebounds. Diamond Valley Eagles' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Ringwood Hawks moved-up to second place in League. Loser Diamond Valley Eagles dropped to the twelfth position with seven games lost. Ringwood Hawks will face Whittlesea City (#11) in Mill Park in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Diamond Valley Eagles will play on the road against Stingrays in Geelong and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Diamond V.E.: M.Reynolds 31+3reb+1ast, R.Sanders 19+5reb+2ast, B.Conley 12+13reb+3ast, S.Reynolds 9+5reb+4ast, G.Page 8+3reb+1ast, L.Kafritsas 6+2reb+1ast
Ringwood H.: J.Gibson 29+3reb+3ast, M.McCahey 18+8reb+3ast, M.Fennell 13+3reb+2ast, T.Latham 10+6reb, M.Snowball 8+3reb+5ast, S.Clarke 6+8reb+2ast
gschID: 541317


Waverley F. - McKinnon C. 77-67

There was no surprise in Mount Waverley where 6th ranked McKinnon C. (4-3) was defeated by fourth ranked Waverley Falcons (5-3) 77-67 on Saturday. Waverley Falcons outrebounded McKinnon C. 50-36 including 38 on the defensive glass. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Waverley Falcons made 7 blocks. American forward Desmond Simmons (198-92, college: St.Mary's, CA) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds for the winners and point guard Bradley Kelleher (182-86, college: Hofstra) chipped in 20 points. The best for the losing side was American forward Dillon Stith (200-92, college: St.Vincent) with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and naturalized Israeli swingman Benji Tamir (192-91) scored 18 points and 5 rebounds. Despite that victory Waverley Falcons went down to fifth position (League) due to points difference. Loser McKinnon C. keeps the sixth place with three games lost. Waverley Falcons will face Hume City Broncos (#8) in Tullamarine in the next round. McKinnon C. will play at home against Magic and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
McKinnon C.: B.Tamir 18+5reb+2ast, D.Stith 15+10reb+4ast, I.Platenik 11+9reb+1ast, J.Maybank 9+1reb+1ast, D.Walker 5+4reb+1ast, L.Neilson 3+2reb+1ast
Waverley F.: B.Kelleher 20+4reb+1ast, D.Simmons 17+13reb, C.Arkell 15+5reb, B.Beasley 8+1reb+2ast, M.Harper 6+7reb, D.Neville 5+6reb+2ast
gschID: 541316


Whittlesea City - Knox R. 72-118

No shocking result in a game in Mill Park where first ranked Knox Raiders (8-1) outleveled 9th ranked Whittlesea City (1-6) 118-72 on Saturday. Knox Raiders dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Whittlesea City's 44. Knox Raiders forced 21 Whittlesea City turnovers. Naturalized British guard Adam Thoseby (196-91, college: Georgia SW, agency: Three Eye Sports) stepped up and scored 33 points (!!!) for the winners and center Matt Hodgson (211-91, college: St.Mary's, CA) chipped in 24 points and 6 rebounds. Five Knox Raiders players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Jonathan Maybank with 17 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and Dominic Bruno scored 15 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. Knox Raiders maintains first place in League with 8-1 record. Loser Whittlesea City dropped to the eleventh position with six games lost. Knox Raiders will face Eltham Wildcats (#4) on the road in the next round. Whittlesea City will play against the league's second-placed Ringwood Hawks (#2) in Heathmont and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Whittlesea City: J.Maybank 17+4reb+2ast, D.Bruno 15+1reb+2ast, T.Samuel 10+3reb+2ast, E.Potts-Broughton 8+2reb+1ast, T.Dalton 7+3reb+1ast, S.Kalistu 4+1reb
Knox R.: A.Thoseby 33+2reb+1ast, M.Hodgson 24+6reb, D.Hare 15+5reb+2ast, C.Kaba 11+9reb+4ast, A.Tomada 10+4reb+4ast, M.Unwin 8+1reb+3ast
gschID: 541315


Ringwood H. - Corio Bay S. 100-81

Very expected game in Heathmont where 12th ranked Stingrays (1-6) were crushed by third ranked Ringwood Hawks (6-2) 100-81 on Saturday. Ringwood Hawks made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Ringwood Hawks outrebounded Stingrays 51-39 including 41 on the defensive glass. American forward Mike McCahey (196, college: St.Anselm) stepped up and scored 25 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and power forward Shaun Clarke (204) chipped in 18 points and 8 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American point guard Cam Baker (185, college: Columbus St.) with 26 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Michael Rebula (189-90) scored 20 points and 5 rebounds. Five Ringwood Hawks and four Stingrays players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Ringwood Hawks moved-up to second place in League. Loser Stingrays dropped to the tenth position with six games lost. Ringwood Hawks will face Whittlesea City (#11) in Mill Park in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Stingrays will play at home against Diamond Valley Eagles and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Corio Bay S.: C.Baker 26+7reb+4ast, M.Rebula 20+5reb+2ast, J.Latham 15+9reb, C.Eichler 10+5reb, C.Blythe 4+1reb+1ast, J.O'Leary 4+3reb+1ast
Ringwood H.: M.McCahey 25+9reb, S.Clarke 18+8reb+2ast, N.Truman 16+3reb+2ast, J.Gibson 16+5reb+1ast, M.Snowball 10+5reb+9ast, M.Fennell 7+7reb+3ast
gschID: 541314


Hume City - Casey C. 109-93

There was a small surprise in Tullamarine where seventh ranked Hume City Broncos (3-4) defeated 7th ranked Casey C. (3-3) 109-93 on Saturday. Hume City Broncos looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. American guard Mike Rose (193-87, college: E.Kentucky) stepped up and scored 30 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners and his fellow American import forward Trevon Clayton (198, college: Fresno Pacific) chipped in 21 points and 17 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). The best for the losing side was American power forward Charles Polk (200-84, college: Butler) with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 14 rebounds and guard Benjamin Louis (192-88, college: JMU) scored 18 points, 5 assists and 4 steals (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!). Four Hume City Broncos and five Casey C. players scored in double figures. Despite that victory Hume City Broncos went down to eighth position (League) due to points difference. Newly promoted Casey C. keeps the seventh place with three games lost. Hume City Broncos will face higher ranked Waverley Falcons (#5) in Mount Waverley in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Casey C.: C.Polk 30+14reb, B.Louis 18+1reb+5ast, R.Lemons 16+1reb+3ast, M.Chapman 11+5reb+5ast, B.Hobba 11+3reb+3ast, M.McInnes 3+2reb+3ast
Hume City: L.Jeka 30+1reb+9ast, M.Rose 30+5reb+8ast, T.Clayton 21+17reb+2ast, L.Egan 16+2reb+1ast, S.Prendergast 7+8reb+4ast, P.Renteria 5
gschID: 541313


Premier League
Forestville E. - S.Adelaide P. 100-80

Not a big story in a game in Goodwood where 7th ranked South Adelaide Panthers (2-3) were rolled over by leader Forestville Eagles (5-0) 100-80 on Saturday. Forestville Eagles made 25-of-30 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. Forestville Eagles outrebounded South Adelaide Panthers 49-34 including 19 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. South Adelaide Panthers were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Sudanese forward Majok Deng (208-93, college: La-Monroe) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 47 points (!!!) and 15 rebounds for the winners and American forward Antonio Garrett (198, college: Idaho Coll.) chipped in 25 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists. The best for the losing side was American guard Eian Davis (185-90, college: Albertus Magnus) with 35 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds and J Hoppo scored 9 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forestville Eagles maintains first place in League with 5-0 record. Loser South Adelaide Panthers dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. Forestville Eagles will face league's second-placed North Adelaide Rockets in Greenacres in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. South Adelaide Panthers will play at home against West Adelaide Bearcats (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
S.Adelaide P.: E.Davis 35+5reb, B.Regester 10+2ast, J. Hoppo 9+7reb, C.Myles 8+4reb+3ast, S.Boal 8+5reb+1ast, J.O'Brien 5+1ast
Forestville E.: M.Deng 47+15reb+1ast, A.Garrett 25+13reb+8ast, S. Wright 8+6reb+4ast, J.Rios 5+2reb+7ast, J.Mawut 5, T.Fildes 4+7reb+3ast
gschID: 541434


Woodville W. - Norwood F. 84-62

There was a surprise result in Flinders Park where ninth ranked Woodville Warriors (2-3) outscored 4th placed Norwood Flames (2-3) 84-62 on Saturday. Woodville Warriors dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Norwood Flames' 30. Woodville Warriors forced 24 Norwood Flames turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Norwood Flames were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Center Daniel Carlin (206-93, college: Westmont) stepped up and scored 23 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and swingman Christopher Clausen (198-87, college: N.Dakota) chipped in 14 points and 9 rebounds. Four Woodville Warriors players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Jerrell Sanders (198, college: Ferris St.) with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds and guard Daniel Webber (191-87) scored 8 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Norwood Flames' coach gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Woodville Warriors moved-up to fifth place in League. Woodville Warriors will face Eastern Mavericks (#10) in Mt. Barker in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Norwood Flames will play at home against Noarlunga City Southern Tigers and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Norwood F.: J.Sanders 17+11reb+1ast, B. Janssan 15+2reb+1ast, A.Webber 10+5reb+2ast, D.Webber 8+8reb+6ast, M.Long 4+3reb, M.Lycett 3+4reb+3ast
Woodville W.: D.Carlin 23+8reb+1ast, L.Stanbridge 17+3reb+1ast, C.Clausen 14+9reb+2ast, A.Miller 11+8reb+4ast, J. Peters 8+4ast, D.Ng 7+6reb+5ast
gschID: 541432


Southern T. - W.Adelaide B. 95-82

There was no surprise in Morphett Vale where 6th ranked West Adelaide Bearcats (2-3) were defeated by third ranked Noarlunga City Southern Tigers (4-1) 95-82 on Saturday. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The former international swingman Anthony Drmic (198-92, college: Boise St.) stepped up and scored 36 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds for the winners and American forward Mike Nwelue (196-93, college: Drury) chipped in 21 points and 10 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Four Noarlunga City Southern Tigers players scored in double figures. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was American guard Dee Oldham (193-94, college: Chattanooga) with 40 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) and the other American import forward Harold Ridgeway (203, college: Midland) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers maintains third place in League with 4-1 record having 3 victories less than leader Sydney Comets. Loser West Adelaide Bearcats dropped to the eighth position with three games lost. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers will face Norwood Flames (#7) in Marden in the next round. West Adelaide Bearcats will play on the road against South Adelaide Panthers in Park Holme and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
W.Adelaide B.: D.Oldham 40+9reb+2ast, H.Ridgeway 16+12reb, T.Braithwaite 12+1reb+2ast, B.Truslove 7+4reb, T.Winter 5+1reb+1ast, L.Haufe 2+4reb+2ast
Southern T.: A.Drmic 36+8reb+3ast, M.Nwelue 21+10reb+2ast, L.Schenscher 11+6reb+1ast, J.Dodman 10+9reb+3ast, H.Staude 7+3reb+9ast, R.Linton 6+1reb+3ast
gschID: 541431


Eastern M. - Sturt S. 56-94

No shocking result in a game in Mt. Barker where fifth ranked Sturt Sabres (3-2) outleveled bottom-ranked Eastern Mavericks (0-5) 94-56 on Saturday. Sturt Sabres dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Eastern Mavericks' 30. They outrebounded Eastern Mavericks 60-31 including a 20-9 advantage in offensive rebounds. Sturt Sabres looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Eastern Mavericks' players. Forward Jacob Rigoni (198-98) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) for the winners and the former international power forward Claybrin McMath (203-90, college: Bryant) chipped in 10 points and 12 rebounds. Four Sturt Sabres players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Devon Mcgee with 21 points and 7 rebounds and guard Lachlan Barker (179-96) scored 10 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. Sturt Sabres moved-up to fourth place in League. Loser Eastern Mavericks still closes the standings with five games lost. Sturt Sabres will face Central District Lions (#9) in Gawler in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Eastern Mavericks will play at home against Woodville Warriors and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Eastern M.: D.Mcgee 21+7reb+2ast, L.Barker 10+3reb+1ast, S.Vozzo 7+1reb+1ast, D.Shorne 6+6reb+2ast, T.Cioffi 4+6reb+3ast, M.Stock 3+1reb
Sturt S.: J.Rigoni 18+11reb+4ast, M.Calligeros 15+5reb+1ast, H.Reemst 12+6reb+2ast, C.McMath 10+12reb+1ast, J.Warbout 9+7reb, B.Carter 8+6reb
gschID: 541430


C.District L. - N.Adelaide R. 77-90

Very expected game in Gawler where 8th ranked Central District Lions (1-4) were defeated by second ranked North Adelaide Rockets (4-1) 90-77 on Saturday. North Adelaide Rockets forced 20 Central District Lions turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Central District Lions were plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Aric Miller (190-90, college: Armstr.Atlantic) stepped up and scored 24 points and 7 assists for the winners and his fellow American import forward Alexander Starling (198-89, college: Beth.-Cookman) chipped in 16 points and 10 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American forward Ricardo Martin (203, college: Lander) with 20 points and 6 rebounds and guard Nelson Larkins (180-96) scored 14 points and 5 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. North Adelaide Rockets maintains second place in League with 4-1 record having 3 victories less than leader Sydney Comets. Loser Central District Lions dropped to the ninth position with four games lost. North Adelaide Rockets will face league's leader Forestville Eagles in Goodwood in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Central District Lions will play on the road against Sturt Sabres (#4) in Pasadena and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
C.District L.: R.Martin 20+6reb+3ast, K.Sapwell 19+1reb+2ast, N.Larkins 14+4reb+5ast, T.Hoffmann 11+7reb+1ast, R.Simpson 4+1reb+1ast, M.Makoi 4+14reb
N.Adelaide R.: A.Miller 24+4reb+7ast, L.Mapunda 19+6reb+4ast, B.Jonnek 17+5reb+4ast, A.Starling 16+10reb+3ast, D.Aistrope 7+3reb+4ast, J.Graetz 4+2reb
gschID: 541433


QBL
Brisbane C. - Gold Coast R. 98-81

The game had a very big importance for third-ranked Brisbane Capitals as it allowed them to take a leadership position in League. Brisbane Capitals defeated bottom-ranked Rollers at home 98-81. It was a key game for the top position in League. Brisbane Capitals made 18-of-23 charity shots (78.3 percent) during the game. They also forced 24 Rollers turnovers. Strangely Rollers outrebounded Brisbane Capitals 43-29 including a 32-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. American-Nigerian guard Princeton Onwas (198-93, college: San Jose St.) nailed 24 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals for the winning side and naturalized American forward Dusty Rychart (201-78, college: Minnesota) accounted for 11 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. American forward Torrey Craig (198-90, college: USC Upstate) came up with 21 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists and the other American import forward Thalo Green (200-78) added 20 points and 11 rebounds respectively for Rollers in the defeat. Five Brisbane Capitals and four Rollers players scored in double figures. As mentioned above they took over a top position. Rollers at the other side still closes the standings with one game lost. Rollers will play next round against strong Ipswich Force trying to get back on the winning streak. Brisbane Capitals will try to continue on its current victory against seventh ranked Maroochydore Clippers at Cotton Tree.
Top scorers:
Gold Coast R.: T.Craig 21+8reb+6ast, T.Green 20+11reb+3ast, A.Darragh 13+6reb+2ast, D.Vale 12+9reb+2ast, S.McGregor 4+4reb+4ast, J.Patton Croker 4+2reb+1ast
Brisbane C.: P.Onwas 24+7reb+4ast, Z.Carter 18+3reb+2ast, A.Anderson 15+3reb+4ast, A.Kopcikas 14+2reb+1ast, J.Davis 12+2reb+4ast, D.Rychart 11+9reb+5ast
gschID: 541506


Ipswich F. - Toowoomba M. 83-80

Undefeated Toowoomba Mountaineers (0-1) recorded its first loss in Booval on Saturday night. Visitors were edged by leader Ipswich Force (1-0) 83-80. They made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Ipswich Force outrebounded Toowoomba Mountaineers 48-37 including 33 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American forward Kyle Harvey (196-91, college: Williams Baptist) who scored 25 points and 9 rebounds. His fellow American import guard James Legan (190-87, college: E.Carolina, agency: Court Side) chipped in 22 points and 9 rebounds. Harvey is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. At the other side the best for losing team was Paul Aleer who recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and 15 rebounds and American guard Jay Washington (183, college: William Jessup) added 16 points and 9 assists respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Ipswich Force left bottom position moving up to fourth place in League. Loser Toowoomba Mountaineers still closes the standings with one game lost. Ipswich Force will meet Rollers (#10) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Toowoomba Mountaineers will play against Logan T. in Loganholme and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Toowoomba M.: J.Abdul-Bassit 21+3reb, P.Aleer 17+15reb+1ast, J.Washington 16+3reb+9ast, M.Malek 12+8reb, J.Ebneter 6+6reb+4ast, J. Seaby 5+1reb
Ipswich F.: K.Harvey 25+9reb+1ast, J.Legan 22+9reb+1ast, J.Eustace 15+4reb+3ast, J.Kuon 10+9reb, B.Wilson 5+6reb+4ast, L.Shelley 4+1reb
gschID: 541502


Brisbane S. - Logan T. 75-58

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both leader Brisbane Spartans and bottom-ranked Logan T. had identical 0-0 record. This time Brisbane Spartans used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Loganholme 75-58 on Saturday night. It was a key game for the second position in League. Brisbane Spartans dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Logan T.'s 24. The former international center Tom Jervis (211-87, college: Troy) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 17 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners and international guard Adam Gibson (188-86) chipped in 22 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. The best for the losing side was forward Mitch Young (206-90, college: St.Mary's, CA) with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 15 rebounds (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!) and swingman Michael Cedar (190-86) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Brisbane Spartans (1-0) left bottom position moving up to second place in League. Loser Logan T. still closes the standings with one game lost. Brisbane Spartans will face Sunshine CR (#8) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Logan T. will play against Toowoomba Mountaineers and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Logan T.: M.Young 14+15reb+1ast, M.Cedar 10+13reb+5ast, K.Post 9+7reb, C.Salecich 8+4reb+2ast, T.Ammar 6+4reb+4ast, S.Carroll 5+1reb+2ast
Brisbane S.: A.Gibson 22+7reb+7ast, T.Jervis 21+17reb+2ast, M.Philp 12+5reb+6ast, R.Jeffries 7+4reb+4ast, G.Scott 5+4reb, A.Ugrinic 4+1reb
gschID: 541503


Geraldton B. - Kalamunda E.S. 91-81

Not a big story in a game in Wonthella where 10th ranked Suns (3-9) were defeated by first ranked Buccaneers (8-1) 91-81 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 46-34 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Buccaneers outrebounded Suns 47-31 including 16 on the offensive glass. Suns were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Maurice Barrow (196-92, college: Fairfield) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds for the winners and guard Jackson Hussey (190-92, college: Pikeville) chipped in 21 points and 6 rebounds. Five Buccaneers players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American guard Courtney Belger (187-89, college: Quincy) with 25 points (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) and swingman Kerrod Horn (186-93) scored 13 points. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Buccaneers maintains first place in League with 8-1 record. Loser Suns keep the tenth position with nine games lost. Buccaneers will face Lightning (#9) in North Lake in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Suns will play at home against Slammers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kalamunda E.S.: C.Belger 25+3reb+2ast, B.Pass 15+2reb, K.Horn 13+4reb+2ast, N.Drown 8+1reb+1ast, B.Grey 5+3reb+1ast, B.Gray 3
Geraldton B.: J.Hussey 21+6reb+1ast, M.Barrow 21+13reb, D.Benjamin 17+8reb+2ast, M.Hancock 12+2reb+1ast, M.Wundenberg 10+11reb+2ast, A.Ralph 4+2reb
gschID: 541505


Cairns M. - Townsville H. 88-70

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both leader Cairns Marlins and bottom-ranked Townsville Heat had identical 0-0 record. This time Cairns Marlins used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Hermit Park 88-70 on Friday night. Townsville Heat was trailing by 6 points at halftime but managed to get 4-point lead after three quarters before a 36-14 charge of Cairns Marlins, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Townsville Heat's 32. Cairns Marlins forced 22 Townsville Heat turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Point guard Damon Heuir (191-91, college: S.Utah) stepped up and scored 29 points and 5 assists for the winners and guard Anthony Fisher (187-94) chipped in 15 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Cairns Marlins' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was the former international swingman Peter Crawford (193-79) with 16 points and 6 assists and American power forward Justin Baker (203-89, college: Utah Valley) scored 15 points and 8 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Cairns Marlins maintains third place in League with 1-0 record having thirteen points less than leader Sydney Comets. Loser Townsville Heat still closes the standings with one game lost. Cairns Marlins will face South West Metro Pirates (#9) in Runcorn in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Townsville Heat will play at home against South West Metro Pirates (#9) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Townsville H.: P.Crawford 16+4reb+6ast, J.Baker 15+8reb+2ast, J.Wilcher 15+2reb+4ast, M.Rees 14+5reb+2ast, J.Anderson 5+2reb+1ast, M.Murray 2+3reb
Cairns M.: D.Heuir 29+3reb+5ast, T.Jackson 16+6reb+3ast, A.Fisher 15+5reb+8ast, A.Loughton 14+11reb+2ast, M.Demertze 7+3reb, K.Stattmann 3+2reb
gschID: 541501


Rockhampton - Mackay M. 72-94

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both leader Mackay Meteors and bottom-ranked Rockhampton Rockets had identical 0-0 record. But Rockhampton Rockets were not able to use a home court advantage and were outplayed by the opponent from Mackay 94-72 on Friday night. The game without a history. Mackay Meteors led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Rockhampton Rockets' 42. The former international forward Lucas Walker (202-84, college: St.Mary's, CA) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 17 rebounds for the winners and guard Shaun Bruce (190-91) chipped in 24 points and 10 assists. The best for the losing side was Canadian forward David Wagner (206-92, college: UBC) with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and swingman James Mitchell (195-91) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Five Rockhampton Rockets players scored in double figures. Mackay Meteors (1-0) left bottom position moving up to fifth place in League. Loser Rockhampton Rockets still closes the standings with one game lost. Mackay Meteors will have a break next round. Rockhampton Rockets will play at home against Gladstone Port City Power (#6) and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Rockhampton: D.Wagner 19+8reb+4ast, J.Mitchell 14+10reb+6ast, D.Christensen 14+1reb+1ast, L.Christensen 11+2reb+1ast, D.Watt 10+8reb+1ast, T.Corrigan 4+5reb
Mackay M.: L.Walker 26+17reb+3ast, S.Bruce 24+4reb+10ast, C.Tragardh 19+6reb+2ast, M.Gamblin 7+2reb+1ast, L.Blicavs 7+1reb, T.Diop 6+9reb+1ast
gschID: 541500


SBL
Cockburn C. - Perth R. 89-107

No shocking result in a game in Hamilton Hill where second ranked Redbacks (7-2) won against 5th ranked Cougars (5-4) 107-89 on Saturday. Cougars were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international forward Shawn Redhage (203-81, college: Arizona St.) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 46 points (!!!), 10 rebounds and 6 assists (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) for the winners and guard Benjamin Smith (192-89) chipped in 26 points and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was American forward Jalen Billups (198-92, college: N.Kentucky, agency: Haylett Sports) with 16 points and 7 rebounds and forward Jaarod Holmes (198-94) scored 14 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Cougars' coach rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Redbacks maintains second place in League with 7-2 record having just one point less than leader Sydney Comets. Loser Cougars keep the fifth position with four games lost. Redbacks will face Flames (#12) in Rockingham in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Cougars will play at home against Giants (#13) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Cockburn C.: J.Billups 16+7reb+1ast, S.Chan 15+1reb+2ast, J.Holmes 14+7reb, R.Della Maddalena 12+2reb+1ast, S.Van Lit 11+2reb+3ast, L.Cummings 11+2reb+3ast
Perth Redbacks: S.Redhage 46+10reb+6ast, B.Smith 26+4reb+4ast, W.Joel 13+5reb+8ast, K.Bowen 11+5reb+1ast, D.Mawein 9+7reb+1ast, J.Wagner 2+1reb+3ast
gschID: 541676


Perth R. - Perry Lakes H. 85-90

There was an upset in Northbridge where second-best Redbacks (7-2) were defeated by eighth ranked Hawks (4-4) 90-85 on Friday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Redbacks won third quarter 24-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American center Brian Carlwell (211-87, college: San Diego St.) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 20 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and guard Matthew Adekponya (194-90) chipped in 26 points and 6 rebounds. Hawks' coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. The best for the losing side was the former international forward Shawn Redhage (203-81, college: Arizona St.) with 22 points and 7 rebounds and guard Benjamin Smith (192-89) scored 23 points and 5 rebounds. Hawks maintains eighth place in League with 4-4 record. Loser Redbacks keep the second position with two games lost. Hawks will face Slammers (#11) in Bunbury in the next round. Redbacks will play at home against Flames (#12) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Perth Redbacks: B.Smith 23+5reb+1ast, S.Redhage 22+7reb+2ast, J.Stone 10+5reb, G.Murray 8+2reb, J.Wagner 8+4reb+7ast, K.Bowen 6+8reb+5ast
Perry Lakes H.: B.Carlwell 28+20reb+4ast, M.Adekponya 26+6reb+1ast, R.Waters 8+5reb+4ast, J.Simkovic 7+3reb, B.Purser 5+3reb+1ast, R.Smith 5+1reb
gschID: 541670


Willetton T. - SW Slammers 77-73

Very predictable result in Willetton where fourth ranked Tigers (7-2) defeated 11th ranked Slammers (2-4) 77-73 on Sunday. However just four-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Slammers trailed by 18 points after 3 quarters before a 32-18 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 73-77 at the end of the game. American forward Ray Turner (206-90, college: Texas A&M) stepped up and scored 24 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import swingman Jay Bowie (196-92, college: Marist) chipped in 16 points and 11 rebounds. Four Tigers players scored in double figures. Tigers' coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. The best for the losing side was American-Irish forward Brian Voelkel (198-92, college: Vermont, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) with 9 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists and American guard Tre Nichols (180-89, college: Boise St., agency: SDJ Sports) scored 22 points. Tigers moved-up to third place in League. Loser Slammers keep the eleventh position with four games lost. Tigers will face Cougars (#5) in Hamilton Hill in the next round. Slammers will play on the road against Suns (#10) in Kalamunda and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
SW Slammers: T.Nichols 22+3reb, C.Douglas 16+4reb+1ast, C.Weeden 10+8reb, B.Voelkel 9+13reb+10ast, M.Lay 8+6reb+2ast, T.Durnin 6+4reb+1ast
Willetton T.: R.Turner 24+9reb, D.Scott 17+3reb+3ast, J.Bowie 16+11reb+3ast, H.Noordhoek 11+4reb, K.Armour 5+1reb+3ast, L.Evans 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 541677


Geraldton B. - Kalamunda E.S. 91-81

Not a big story in a game in Wonthella where 10th ranked Suns (3-9) were defeated by first ranked Buccaneers (8-1) 91-81 on Saturday. Buccaneers outrebounded Suns 47-31 including 16 on the offensive glass. Suns were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Maurice Barrow (196-92, college: Fairfield) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds for the winners and guard Jackson Hussey (190-92, college: Pikeville) chipped in 21 points and 6 rebounds. Five Buccaneers players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American guard Courtney Belger (187-89, college: Quincy) with 25 points (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) and swingman Kerrod Horn (186-93) scored 13 points. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Buccaneers maintains first place in League with 8-1 record. Loser Suns keep the tenth position with nine games lost. Buccaneers will face Lightning (#9) in North Lake in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Suns will play at home against Slammers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kalamunda E.S.: C.Belger 25+3reb+2ast, B.Pass 15+2reb, K.Horn 13+4reb+2ast, N.Drown 8+1reb+1ast, B.Grey 5+3reb+1ast, B.Gray 3
Geraldton B.: J.Hussey 21+6reb+1ast, M.Barrow 21+13reb, D.Benjamin 17+8reb+2ast, M.Hancock 12+2reb+1ast, M.Wundenberg 10+11reb+2ast, J.Paringatai 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 541672


Rockingham F. - Willetton T. 68-84

Everything went according to plan in Rockingham where fourth ranked Tigers (7-2) beat 12th ranked Flames (2-6) 84-68 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Tigers. Flames was better in second period 27-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Flames 42-30 including 30 on the defensive glass. American forward Ray Turner (206-90, college: Texas A&M) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 15 rebounds for the winners and guard Damien Scott (190-92) chipped in 17 points and 4 assists. Four Tigers players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Donovon Jack (206-93, college: Penn St.) with 26 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import forward Vincent Zollo (206-92, college: Cleveland St.) scored 8 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Tigers moved-up to third place in League. Loser Flames keep the twelfth position with six games lost. Tigers will face Cougars (#5) in Hamilton Hill in the next round. Flames will play at home against Giants (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rockingham F.: D.Jack 26+5reb+1ast, V.Zollo 8+8reb, J.Beard 8+5reb+2ast, R.Godfrey 7+1reb+5ast, B.Samuelson 7+2ast, L.Roberts 5+2reb+4ast
Willetton T.: R.Turner 22+15reb+2ast, D.Scott 17+4reb+4ast, J.Bowie 13+6reb+1ast, K.Armour 11+2reb+4ast, H.Noordhoek 9+6reb+2ast, A.Black 8+5reb+1ast
gschID: 541671


Joondalup Wolves - Mandurah M. 95-81

There was no surprise in Joondalup where bottom-ranked Magic (0-7) was defeated by third ranked Wanneroo (6-1) 95-81 on Saturday. Wanneroo made 20-of-24 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Wanneroo made 8 blocks. American forward Richard Ross (198-92, college: ODU) stepped up and scored 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and naturalized Greek guard Trian Iliadis (190-89, college: ODU) chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds. Four Wanneroo players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Taylor Mullenax (200-86, college: St.Edward's) with 28 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import guard Will McNeill (185-90, college: Washburn) scored 17 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Despite that victory Wanneroo went down to fourth position (League) due to points difference. Loser Magic still closes the standings with seven games lost. Wanneroo will face Stirling S. (#7) in Perth in the next round. Magic will play on the road against Eagles (#6) in Morley and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Mandurah M.: T.Mullenax 28+5reb, W.McNeill 17+6reb+1ast, R.Kreklow 8+3reb+4ast, F.Klasztorny 8+8reb+1ast, D.Ballantyne 8+10reb+4ast, C.Simpson 5+4reb
Joondalup Wolves: T.Iliadis 17+5reb+2ast, R.Ross 16+8reb+2ast, R.Maxwell 13+3reb+1ast, R.Huntington 10+3reb+2ast, R.Smyth 9+3reb+1ast, S.Salinas 7+2reb+3ast
gschID: 541673


Goldfields G. - Stirling S. 79-82

No shocking result in a game in Kalgoorlie where seventh ranked Stirling S. (4-3) edged 13th ranked Giants (1-6) 82-79 on Saturday. Stirling S. looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Power forward Ashley Litterick (202) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds for the winners and the former international forward Rhys Vague (204-96) chipped in 16 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. The best for the losing side was American forward JB Pillard (201, college: Cent.Washington) with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds and the other American import power forward Jacob Holmen (202-91, college: N.Texas) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Stirling S. maintains seventh place in League with 4-3 record. Loser Giants keep the thirteenth position with six games lost. Stirling S. will face higher ranked Wanneroo (#4) in Joondalup in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Giants will play on the road against Cougars (#5) in Hamilton Hill and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Goldfields G.: J.Holmen 19+10reb, J.Pillard 17+12reb+2ast, D.Forlano 15+1reb+6ast, D.Goodluck 10+5reb+3ast, J.Reid 5+3reb+1ast, R.Hurst 4+6reb+1ast
Stirling S.: C.Ellis 21+4reb+1ast, A.Litterick 21+14reb, R.Vague 16+10reb+5ast, C.Wroe 13+8reb+7ast, J.Coburn 5+5reb+6ast, A.Bruton 4+1reb+2ast
gschID: 541675


East Perth E. - Lakeside L. 78-92

There was a minor upset in Morley where 6th ranked Eagles (5-4) were defeated by ninth ranked Lightning (4-5) 92-78 on Saturday. Lightning made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. American guard Devon Atkinson (185, college: Morehead St.) stepped up and scored 31 points and 4 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) for the winners and swingman Corey Shervill (197) chipped in 14 points and 7 rebounds. Four Lightning players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American center Kevin Davis (206-91, college: Cent.Washington) with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and swingman Drew Williamson (196-83, college: Metro St.) scored 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Lightning maintains ninth place in League with 4-5 record. Loser Eagles keep the sixth position with four games lost. Lightning will face league's leader Buccaneers in Wonthella in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
East Perth E.: K.Davis 20+11reb+4ast, D.Williamson 19+6reb+5ast, D.Tawhiti 10+3reb+2ast, N.Manyang 8+11reb+2ast, C.Easley 8+8reb+3ast, M.Bragg 7+1reb
Lakeside L.: D.Atkinson 31+4reb+4ast, D.Morgan 20+3reb, C.Shervill 14+7reb+2ast, J.Padgett 11+9reb+2ast, M.Garbellini 6+3reb+2ast, M.Vinci 3+1reb+2ast
gschID: 541674


SEABL
Nunawading S. - Dandenong R. 93-82

Very predictable result in East Burwood where leader Spectres (6-0) defeated 6th ranked Dandenong Rangers (1-2) 93-82 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 93-82. Spectres made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Dandenong Rangers' players. Power forward Simon Conn (206-83, college: Gardner-Webb) stepped up and scored 36 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds (on 14-of-17 shooting from the field) for the winners and Thomas Wright chipped in 22 points and 8 assists. The best for the losing side was point guard Lucas Barker (183-93, college: Indianapolis) with 20 points and 6 assists and center Liam Gibcus (206-90, college: Alaska-Anch.) scored 14 points and 9 rebounds. Five Dandenong Rangers players scored in double figures. Spectres maintains first place in League with 6-0 record. Loser Dandenong Rangers keep the sixth position with two games lost. Spectres will face league's leader Mount Gambier Pioneers in Mt Gambier in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week.
Top scorers:
Dandenong R.: L.Barker 20+3reb+6ast, L.Gibcus 14+9reb+1ast, J.Page 12, J.Oswald 12+3reb+2ast, B.McElroy 11+4reb+2ast, J.Perry 6+1reb
Nunawading S.: S.Conn 36+9reb+1ast, T.Wright 22+3reb+8ast, A.Steel 10+1reb+2ast, D.King-Hawea 9+6reb+2ast, D.Swetalla 7+11reb+2ast, S.McDonald 5+2reb+12ast
gschID: 541823


Kilsyth C. - Hobart C. 102-93

Not a big story in a game when bottom-ranked Chargers (0-2) were defeated on the road by fifth ranked Kilsyth Cobras (2-4) 102-93 on Sunday. Kilsyth Cobras made 30-of-36 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. Kilsyth Cobras outrebounded Chargers 48-34 including a 33-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. Chargers were plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Chris Patton (208-91, college: Cal-Riverside) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and the former international swingman Owen Odigie (196-93) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds. Kilsyth Cobras' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was American swingman Robert Heyer (190, college: Boise St.) with 31 points and 8 rebounds and naturalized South Sudanese swingman Mathiang Muo (196-87, college: Charleston So.) scored 32 points and 8 rebounds. Five Kilsyth Cobras and four Chargers players scored in double figures. Kilsyth Cobras moved-up to third place in League. Loser Chargers still closes the standings with two games lost. Kilsyth Cobras will face Canberra Gunners (#7) in Belconnen in the next round.
Top scorers:
Hobart C.: M.Muo 32+8reb, R.Heyer 31+8reb+2ast, C.Whitehead 14+3reb+5ast, T.Masunda 10+7reb+2ast, B.Radcliffe 4+2reb+1ast, D.Radcliffe 2+2reb
Kilsyth C.: G.Hadley 21+3reb, C.Patton 18+12reb+5ast, O.Odigie 15+7reb+3ast, J. Kunen 12+9reb+1ast, N.Kirksey 11+5reb+1ast, T.Naqqash 8+2ast
gschID: 541824


Sandringham S. - Geelong S. 84-80

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in Cheltenham where fourth ranked Sabres (2-2) beat 3rd placed Geelong Supercats (2-3) 84-80 on Saturday. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Sabres made 7 blocks. Guard Nathan Crosswell (190-79) stepped up and scored 20 points and 5 assists for the winners and the former international guard Igor Hadziomerovic (193-92, college: Boise St.) chipped in 13 points and 8 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American guard Demarcus Gatlin (193, college: Sam Houston St.) with 23 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and the former international swingman Nathan Herbert (192-84) scored 21 points (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!). Sabres moved-up to second place in League. Loser Geelong Supercats keep the third position with three games lost. Sabres will face league's leader Mount Gambier Pioneers in Mt Gambier in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Geelong Supercats will play at home against Canberra Gunners and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Geelong S.: D.Gatlin 23+9reb+5ast, N.Herbert 21+4reb+1ast, J.Medved 9+1ast, E.Gaff 8+7reb, K.Rocci 7+1reb+1ast, K.Blicavs 5
Sandringham S.: N.Crosswell 20+2reb+5ast, E.O'Day 17+6reb, I.Hadziomerovic 13+8reb+3ast, S.Uzelac 9+7reb+1ast, J.Evans 8+4reb, J.Batish 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 541820


Canberra G. - Melbourne T. 64-70

The game between closely ranked teams ended with bottom-ranked Canberra Gunners' (0-4) home loss to leader Tigers (1-0) 64-70 on Saturday. Tigers made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. American forward Ari Stewart (200-90, college: USC) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 17 rebounds for the winners and guard Tom Wilson (196-97, college: SMU) chipped in 26 points and 5 rebounds. The best for the losing side was center Ben Allen (211-86, college: St.Mary's, CA) with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 16 rebounds and American Roy Booker (191-84, college: SE Missouri St.) scored 15 points and 4 assists (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). Canberra Gunners' coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Tigers left bottom position moving up to fourth place in League. Loser Canberra Gunners still closes the standings with four games lost. Tigers will have a break next round. Canberra Gunners will play on the road against Kilsyth Cobras (#3) and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Canberra G.: B.Allen 18+16reb+2ast, R.Booker 15+4reb+4ast, D.Joyce 10+2reb, B.Doran 7+3reb+1ast, G.Morison 6+10reb, J.Toohey 3+1reb+1ast
Melbourne T.: T.Wilson 26+5reb+2ast, A.Stewart 17+17reb+2ast, N.Tomlinson 15+5reb+2ast, S.Sykes 4+1reb, B.Dixon 3+3reb, X.Wang 3
gschID: 541821


Albury W.B. - Hobart C. 100-97

Important game to mention about took place in Albury. Second ranked Bandits (3-2) saved a 3-point victory at home edging bottom-ranked Chargers (0-2) 100-97 on Saturday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Bandits made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Bandits outrebounded Chargers 44-25 including a 28-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. American forward T.J. Robinson (203-89, college: Long Beach St.) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds for the winners and point guard Deba George (183-85) chipped in 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was American swingman Robert Heyer (190, college: Boise St.) with 27 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists and point guard Tiri Masunda (185-89) scored 18 points. Five Bandits and four Chargers players scored in double figures. Bandits maintains second place in League with 3-2 record having seven points less than leader Sydney Comets. Loser Chargers still closes the standings with two games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Hobart C.: R.Heyer 27+7reb+6ast, T.Masunda 18+2reb+2ast, M.Muo 14+2reb+1ast, C.Whitehead 13+6reb+2ast, C.Brown 6+3reb, F.Gehrich 4+2reb+1ast
Albury W.B.: T.Robinson 23+13reb, D.George 21+7reb+4ast, D.Harding 18+7reb+4ast, S.Dearborn 16+3reb+1ast, J.Duck 10+2reb, M.Newton 10+9reb+2ast
gschID: 541822


Mt Gambier - NW Tasmania 111-87

No shocking result in a game in Mt Gambier where leader Mount Gambier Pioneers (5-0) outleveled bottom-ranked NW Tasmania Thunder (0-1) 111-87 on Friday. Mount Gambier Pioneers shot 61.8 percent from the field. Mount Gambier Pioneers had a 32-21 advantage in offensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 63.2 percentage. The former international guard Tom Daly (182-91) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners and American forward Daniel Alexander (206-91, college: Grand Canyon, agency: Haylett Sports) chipped in 27 points and 8 rebounds (perfect behind the arc making all five shots). Five Mount Gambier Pioneers players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Jeremiah Ingram (201-93, college: N.C.Central) with a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import point guard Ahmad Starks (175-92, college: Illinois) scored 18 points. Mount Gambier Pioneers maintains first place in League with 5-0 record. Loser NW Tasmania Thunder still closes the standings with one game lost. Mount Gambier Pioneers will face league's leader Spectres in East Burwood in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week.
Top scorers:
NW Tasmania: J.Ingram 35+11reb+4ast, A.Starks 18+2reb, D.Sepokas 12+2reb+2ast, C.Pal 8+6reb+1ast, B.Simpson 7+11reb+1ast, B.Armstrong 5
Mt Gambier: D.Alexander 27+8reb+2ast, T.Daly 21+11reb+6ast, E.Burdon 21+1reb+2ast, J.Jones 15+4reb, B.Hill 13+8reb+6ast, L.Hunter 6+2reb
gschID: 541819


Waratah
Newcastle H. - Cent.Coast C. 68-87

Rather expected game in Broadmeadow where 10th ranked Newcastle Hunters (2-7) were crushed by seventh ranked Crusaders (3-5) 87-68 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Crusaders. Newcastle Hunters was better in fourth quarter 22-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Newcastle Hunters 56-35 including a 41-27 advantage in defensive rebounds. American forward Mitchell Rueter (198, college: Cent.Arkansas) stepped up and scored 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winners and forward Callum Jenkins chipped in 14 points and 12 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American swingman Dane Suttle (198-89, college: Pepperdine) with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds and Jacob Foy scored 12 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Despite that victory Crusaders went down to eighth position (League) due to points difference. Loser Newcastle Hunters keep the tenth place with seven games lost. Crusaders will face higher ranked Spiders (#3) in Hornsby in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Newcastle Hunters will play at home against Norths Soul Sports Bears (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Newcastle H.: D.Suttle 23+11reb+1ast, N.Ruprecht 14+2reb+2ast, J.Foy 12+3reb+3ast, L.York 10+4reb+2ast, C.Springall 3+3reb, T.Fraisse 2+2reb
Cent.Coast C.: M.Rueter 20+7reb+2ast, J.Trustum 15+4reb+1ast, M.Bateup 15+8reb+1ast, C.Jenkins 14+12reb+2ast, O.Robilliard 7+3reb+2ast, T.Hudson 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 539469


Sydney Comets - Hills H. 93-69

Rather predictable result in Alexandria where second ranked Sydney City Comets (7-1) smashed 5th ranked Hills Hornets (4-5) 93-69 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Sydney City Comets. Hills Hornets was better in second period 23-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Sydney City Comets forced 24 Hills Hornets turnovers. Hills Hornets were plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Naturalized American guard Indiana Faithfull (193-91, college: W.Liberty St.) stepped up and scored 34 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners and forward Louis Brandt chipped in 14 points and 8 rebounds. Five Sydney City Comets players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was naturalized Greek swingman Emils Duselis (192) with 18 points and 9 rebounds and naturalized British forward Paul Brotherson (198-89, college: Metro St.) scored 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Sydney City Comets keep a position of League leader. Loser Hills Hornets dropped to the sixth place with five games lost. Sydney City Comets will face Sutherland Sharks (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Hills Hornets will play against Hawks (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hills H.: E.Duselis 18+9reb+3ast, P.Brotherson 15+8reb+4ast, L.Urwin 13+2reb+4ast, G.Veg 9+5reb+5ast, M.Hodgins 6+3reb+2ast, M.Brown 6+5reb+1ast
Sydney Comets: I.Faithfull 34+6reb+6ast, A.Cabrera 14+4reb+1ast, L.Brandt 14+8reb+3ast, J.Jovine 11+5reb+2ast, R.Craigie 11+6reb, W.McPhee 6+1ast
gschID: 539467


Cent.Coast C. - Sydney Comets 68-73

Not a big story in a game in Terrigal where 7th ranked Crusaders (3-5) were defeated by second ranked Sydney City Comets (7-1) 73-68 on Sunday. Crusaders trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 24-18 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 68-73 at the end of the game. Sydney City Comets dominated on the defensive end, holding Crusaders to just 7 points in second quarter. Sydney City Comets forced 19 Crusaders turnovers. Crusaders were plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Naturalized American guard Indiana Faithfull (193-91, college: W.Liberty St.) stepped up and scored 24 points and 4 steals for the winners and power forward Tom Dawson (197) chipped in 7 points and 10 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American forward Mitchell Rueter (198, college: Cent.Arkansas) with 23 points and 5 rebounds and forward James Trustum (192) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Sydney City Comets keep a position of League leader. Loser Crusaders dropped to the eighth place with five games lost. Sydney City Comets will face Sutherland Sharks (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Crusaders will play against Spiders and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Cent.Coast C.: M.Rueter 23+5reb+3ast, T.Akamarmoi 22+4reb, J.Trustum 14+10reb+4ast, C.Jenkins 6+4reb, O.Robilliard 2+2reb+1ast, W.Bates 1+2reb+2ast
Sydney Comets: I.Faithfull 24+2reb+3ast, J.Jovine 11+4reb+2ast, R.Craigie 10+5reb+4ast, A.Overs 9+5reb+2ast, T.Dawson 7+10reb+2ast, S.Hyman 4+9reb+1ast
gschID: 539470


Sutherland S. - Maitland M. 55-68

Everything went according to plan when second ranked Maitland Mustangs (7-1) beat on the road 11th ranked Sutherland Sharks (1-7) 68-55 on Saturday. Sutherland Sharks were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Tyler Monroe (201, college: Azusa Pacific) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds for the winners and Terrell Turner chipped in 16 points and 5 assists. Maitland Mustangs' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was American swingman Josh Biber (196-91, college: Brown) with 17 points and 6 rebounds and Bailey Musulin scored 7 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Maitland Mustangs maintains second place in League with 7-1 record despite having the same number of points like the leader Sydney Comets. Loser Sutherland Sharks keep the eleventh position with seven games lost. Maitland Mustangs will face Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (#5) in Narrabeen in the next round. Sutherland Sharks will play at home against the league's leader Sydney City Comets (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Sutherland S.: J.Biber 17+6reb+1ast, E.Laudato 9+7reb, R.Simonovski 7+6reb+1ast, B.Musulin 7+6reb+7ast, P.Williamson 5+7reb+1ast, J.Wallis 5+6reb+1ast
Maitland M.: T.Monroe 21+14reb, T.Turner 16+4reb+5ast, J.Edwards 9+10reb+3ast, J.Clifford 8+6reb+1ast, V.Foketi 5+4reb+2ast, D.Millburn 5+3reb
gschID: 539468


Illawarra H. - Hornsby S. 119-116

Round 9 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Spiders (6-2). They were edged by eighth ranked Hawks (3-4) 119-116 on Saturday night. Hawks looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by Spiders helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Keelan Ward stepped up and scored 23 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners and Scott Hunter chipped in 23 points and 7 rebounds. Hawks' coach used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was Kulvir Grewal with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds and Noah Cleur scored 26 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Hawks moved-up to seventh place in League. Spiders at the other side dropped to the third position with two games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Sydney Comets. Spiders will play next round against Crusaders trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Hawks will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Hills Hornets in Baulkham Hills.
Top scorers:
Hornsby S.: N.Cleur 26+8reb+4ast, K.Grewal 25+11reb+3ast, J.De Botton 19+7reb, D.Moser 15+5reb+2ast, J.Chapman 12+9reb+3ast, D.Emery 11+7reb+7ast
Illawarra H.: K.Ward 23+7reb+9ast, S.Hunter 23+7reb+2ast, A.Beagley 18+7reb+2ast, J.Sorenson 17+12reb, S.Mullan 14+8reb+8ast, B.O'Brien 12+1reb+7ast
gschID: 539466





Australian State League round 9 best performance: Majok Deng - by Eurobasket News

Sudanese Forward Majok Deng (208-F-93) had a great game in the last round for top-ranked Forestville E., receiving a Australiabasket.com State League Player of the Week award for round 9.
The 23-year old player had a double-double of 47 points and 15 rebounds, while his team crushed S.Adelaide P. (#6, 2-3) with 20-point margin 100-80. It allowed Forestville E. to consolidate first place in the Australian State League. They maintain a perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Forestville E. already had a very good start winning all 5 without losing a single one. In the team's last game Deng had a remarkable five three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He just recently signed at Forestville E., being already a very valuable addition to the team. Former University of Louisiana at Monroe star has very solid stats this year. Deng is in league's top in points (2nd best: 28.5ppg) and averages impressive 2.0bpg,51.3% FGP and 41.7% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was 35-year old American forward Shawn Redhage (203-F-81) of league's second-best Perth Redbacks. Redhage had a very good evening with a double-double of 46 points and 10 rebounds. Of course he led Perth Redbacks to another comfortable win 107-89 over the lower-ranked Cockburn C. (#5, 5-4) being unquestionably team leader. Perth Redbacks' second position in SBL has not changed. His team's 7-2 record is not bad at all. Redhage is one of the most experienced players at Perth Redbacks and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 28.9ppg (#1). His other stats are also decent: 11.0rpg and 4.5apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was American center Brian Carlwell (211-C-87) of Perry Lakes H. (#8). Carlwell showcased his all-around game by recording 28 points, twenty rebounds (!!!) and four assists in the last round. He was a key player of Perry Lakes H., leading his team to a 90-85 win against the higher-ranked Perth R. (#2, 7-2). Perry Lakes H. needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams in SBL. Their record at this point is 4 victories and 4 lost games. Carlwell has a very solid season. In 8 games in Australia he scored 16.0ppg. He also has 10.9rpg, 2.3bpg and FGP: 62.4%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Simon Conn (206-F/C-83) of Nunawading S. - 36 points and 9 rebounds
5. Dee Oldham (193-G-94) of W.Adelaide B. - 40 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Tom Jervis (211-C-87) of Brisbane S. - 21 points, 17 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Jeremiah Ingram (201-F-93) of NW Tasmania - 35 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Lucas Walker (202-F-84) of Mackay M. - 26 points, 17 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Ray Turner (206-F-90) of Willetton T. - 22 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Charles Polk (200-F/C-84) of Casey C. - 30 points and 14 rebounds

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



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A Bundesliga Round 1 of Quarter-Finals. Kapfenberg and Vienna register wins - by Eurobasket News

Kapfenberg - Arkadia 97-80

Kapfenberg outgunned Arkadia for the opening win in the series. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 12-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 97-80. Kapfenberg Bulls looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Arkadia Lions helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Carl Baptiste (208-90, college: Delaware, agency: Diamond Sports) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 6 rebounds. Naturalized Croatian power forward Milan Stegnjaic (204-81) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Kapfenberg Bulls' coach Michael Schrittwieser used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Argentinian-Italian forward Fabricio Vay (207-86, agency: Interperformances) answered with 28 points and 7 rebounds and the former international point guard Benedikt Danek (176-86) added 18 points and 10 assists in the effort for Arkadia Lions.
Top scorers:
Kapfenberg: C.Baptiste 23+6reb, M.Stegnjaic 19+4reb+1ast, N.Krstic 12+2reb, F.Kramer 11+4reb, K.Jamar 11+4reb+6ast, B.Vujosevic 9+2reb+7ast
Arkadia: F.Vay 28+7reb+1ast, B.Danek 18+4reb+10ast, J.Detrick 10+4reb+2ast, M.Draskovic 8+6reb, F.Memcic 6, F.Trmal 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 545588


Vienna - Wels 80-64

Vienna prevailed against Wels to secure 1-0 lead. Raiffeisen Wels were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Vienna dominated on the defensive end, holding Raiffeisen Wels to just 7 points in fourth quarter. They made 19-of-19 free shots (100 percent !!!) during the game. They outrebounded Raiffeisen Wels 39-24 including 24 on the defensive glass. It was a very good performance for the former international guard Stjepan Stazic (199-78) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 8 rebounds. Serbian Predrag Miletic (193-84) contributed with 24 points and 7 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) for the winners. Four Vienna players scored in double figures. The former international Davor Lamesic (205-83, agency: Interperformances) answered with 25 points and Slovenian forward Dejan Cigoja (205-88) added 9 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Raiffeisen Wels.
Top scorers:
Vienna: P.Miletic 24+7reb, S.Stazic 21+8reb+3ast, S.Ray 20+8reb, A.Clemmons 11+8reb+6ast, S.Koch 4+6reb+3ast, S.N'Diaye 0
Wels: D.Lamesic 25+4reb+2ast, D.Cigoja 9+7reb+3ast, K.Payton 8+6reb+4ast, B.Mair 8+1reb+1ast, T.Csebits 5+3ast, L.O'Neal 5+2reb+4ast
gschID: 545587





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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  


Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League Awards 2017 - by Eurobasket Center

Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League 1st Team 2017
Jordan Theodore
Theodore
Zack Wright
Wright
Melvin Ejim
Ejim
Aaron Doornekamp
Doornekamp
Giorgos Bogris
Bogris

Final Four MVP: Marius Grigonis (198-F-94) of Iberostar Tener.
Player of the Year: Jordan Theodore (182-PG-89) of Banvit BK
Guard of the Year: Jordan Theodore (182-PG-89) of Banvit BK
Forward of the Year: Melvin Ejim (200-F-91) of Umana VE
Center of the Year: Giorgos Bogris (210-C-89) of Iberostar Tener.
European Player of the Year: Giorgos Bogris (210-C-89) of Iberostar Tener.
Import Player of the Year: Jordan Theodore (182-PG-89) of Banvit BK
Best Young Player: Furkan Korkmaz (198-G-97) of Banvit BK
Coach of the Year: Jesus Vidorreta of Iberostar Tener.

1st Team
PG: Jordan Theodore (182-PG-89) of Banvit BK
G: Zack Wright (191-G-85) of Monaco
F: Melvin Ejim (200-F-91) of Umana VE
F: Aaron Doornekamp (201-F-85) of Iberostar Tener.
C: Giorgos Bogris (210-C-89) of Iberostar Tener.

2nd Team
PG: Wiliam Hatcher (188-PG-84) of Partizan
G/F: Gediminas Orelik (199-G/F-90) of Banvit BK
G: Chris Kramer (191-G-88) of EWE Baskets
SF: Dusan Sakota (210-SF-86) of AEK Athens
C: Vladimir Stimac (210-C-87) of Besiktas

Honorable Mention
Dee Bost (188-PG-89) of Monaco
Damian Kulig (205-F/C-87) of Banvit BK
Gediminas Orelik (199-G/F-90) of Banvit BK
Howard Sant-Roos (200-F-91) of CEZ Nymburk
Will Cummings (188-G-92) of Aris
Shavon Shields (201-G-94) of Dolomiti En. TR
Devaughn Akoon-Purcell (196-G-93) of Bakken
Mateusz Ponitka (196-G/F-93) of Pinar Karsiyaka
Nick Minnerath (207-PF-88) of Avtodor
Daniel Mullings (188-G-91) of Kataja Basket
Jaime Smith (190-PG-89) of Khimik
Walter Hodge (183-PG-86) of ASVEL
Jimmy Baron (191-G-86) of Lietuvos rytas
Brian Qvale (210-C-88) of EWE Baskets
Michael Dixon (186-G-90) of AEK Athens
Rok Stipcevic (185-PG-86) of Banco di Srd



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  BELARUS  


Premier League Round 4 of Semi-Finals. Grodno-93 and COR-Borisfen tied at 2-2 - by Eurobasket News

Grodno-93 - COR-Borisfen 74-62

Grodno-93 outgunned COR-Borisfen to force the decisive fifth game in the semifinal series. COR-Borisfen was trailing by 11 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 22-9 charge of Grodno-93, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 19 COR-Borisfen turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international guard Dmitry Kuzmin (196-75) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds and the former international guard Kiryl Sitnik (190-89) who added 11 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. Five Grodno-93 players scored in double figures. At the losing side Ukrainian center Maksym Kozlovets (205-90) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds and swingman Evgeni Ivanov (202-84) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Grodno-93: I.Kaliayev 15+5reb, V.Korzh 12+4reb+3ast, D.Kuzmin 11+11reb+3ast, K.Sitnik 11+6reb+4ast, P.Karasevich 11+7reb+3ast, A.Navoichyk 5+2reb
COR-Borisfen: E.Ivanov 14+10reb, M.Kozlovets 13+13reb+2ast, A.Kharkevich 12, S.Tatur 11+5reb+2ast, A.Aheyenka 6+6reb+3ast, V.Kamarunas 6+1reb+6ast
gschID: 545525





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  BELGIUM  

D2 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Francois LHOEST
  Ninane
  (196-F/C-85)
  Avg: 19.9
 1. Lhoest, Ninane19.9 
 2. Celis, Oxaco19.7 
 3. Moris, Royal Brussels18.9 
 4. Lambrecht, Gistel O.17.6 
 5. Wachowiak, Gembo B.16.5 
 6. Hilliman, Melsele16.4 
 7. Maesen, Houthalen16.4 
 8. Van-Hoey, Oxaco16.3 
 9. Baptista, Gistel O.16.2 
 10. Guillemyn, Waregem15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Francois LHOEST
  Ninane
  (196-F/C-85)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Lhoest, Ninane13.3 
 2. Hilliman, Melsele9.5 
 3. Lambrecht, Gistel O.9.4 
 4. Moris, Royal Brussels8.3 
 5. Vermeersch, Gembo B.7.6 
 6. Celis, Oxaco7.4 
 7. Gorremans, Soba7.4 
 8. Bogaerts, Soba7.0 
 9. Fall, Ieper6.8 
 10. De-Pooter, Gent H.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Sam HEMELEERS
  Gistel O.
  (180-G-95)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Hemeleers, Gistel O.5.4 
 2. Lhote, Gent Hawks4.7 
 3. Celis, Oxaco4.2 
 4. Goethaert, Gembo B.4.1 
 5. Lhoest, Ninane3.6 
 6. Mwendanga, Giants B.3.5 
 7. Maesen, Houthalen3.2 
 8. Kanda-K., Giants B3.2 
 9. De-Lepeleire, Wareg.3.0 
 10. Beaujean, Gembo B.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Lars DE LEPELEIRE
  Wareg.
  (175-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. De-Lepeleire, Wareg.2.1 
 2. Benzouien, Royal B.2.1 
 3. Celis, Oxaco1.7 
 4. Goethaert, Gembo B.1.7 
 5. Van-Hoey, Oxaco1.6 
 6. Riahi, RPC A.1.5 
 7. Wachowiak, Gembo B.1.5 
 8. Van-d., Ekeren1.5 
 9. Hockins, RPC A.1.4 
 10. Hemeleers, Gistel O.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Patrick HILLIMAN
  Melsele
  (206-F/C-82)
  Avg: 0.9
 1. Hilliman, Melsele0.9 
 2. Fall, Ieper0.9 
 3. Vermeersch, Gembo B.0.9 
 4. Van-d., Gent Hawks0.8 
 5. Lambrecht, Gistel O.0.7 
 6. Wachowiak, Gembo B.0.6 
 7. Rogiers, Giants B0.6 
 8. De-Pooter, Gent H.0.6 
 9. Samaey, Waregem0.6 
 10. Bouckaert, Gembo B.0.5 


Tre Demps claims Belgian Euromillions League weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Tre Demps (188-G-93) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Mons-Hainaut and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 33.
The 23-year old guard had the game-high 33 points adding six rebounds and four assists for Mons-Hainaut in his team's victory, helping them to beat Liege (#10, 5-28) 83-76. Mons-Hainaut maintains the 8th position in Belgian Euromillions League. Mons-Hainaut is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 16-17 record. In the team's last game Demps had a remarkable 69.2% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 9 attempts. He turned to be Mons-Hainaut's top player in his first season with the team. Northwestern University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Demps is in league's top in points (8th best: 13.8ppg) and averages solid 52.0% FGP and 41.3% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 27-year old former international power forward Ioann Iarochevitch (207-F/C-89) of Spirou. Iarochevitch impressed basketball fans with 21 points and 3 rebounds. Of course Spirou cruised to a 89-82 relatively comfortable win over slightly lower-ranked Leuven (#9, 9-24). Spirou's 7th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 16-17 record. Iarochevitch is a newcomer at Spirou and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.

The third best performed player last round was American Codi Miller-McIntyre (190-G-94) of Leuven (#9). Miller-McIntyre showcased his all-around game by recording 28 points, seven rebounds and six assists in the last round. Despite Miller-McIntyre's great performance Leuven lost 82-89 to slightly higher-ranked Spirou (#7, 16-17). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Leuven can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 9-24 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Miller-McIntyre he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Miller-McIntyre has a very solid season. In 33 games in Belgium he scored 17.2ppg. He also has 4.1rpg, 5.6apg and FGP: 53.6%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Clint Steindl (200-F/G-89) of Leuven - 27 points and 2 rebounds
5. Ivan Radenovic (209-F/C-84) of Spirou - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Aleksander Lichodzijewski (204-PF-84) of Brussels - 20 points and 6 rebounds
7. Jason Clark (188-G-90) of Antwerp - 13 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists
8. Niels Marnegrave (191-PG-87) of Spirou - 15 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Seth Tuttle (203-F-92) of Limburg United - 14 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Khalid Boukichou (208-C-92) of Oostende - 16 points and 6 rebounds

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



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  BOSNIA  


Tabriz lands Ermin Jazvin - by Mohammad Amin Maghsoodlou

Shahrdary Tabriz (Superleague) tabbed experienced 37-year old Bosnian ex-international center Ermin Jazvin (209-117kg-80, agency: Mansfield and Associates). He moved there from MMCITE Brno in NBL league in Czech Republic where he played this season. In 8 NBL games he averaged 8.6ppg and 5.0rpg. Jazvin also spent pre-season at Bashkimi (SuperLeague) in Kosovo earlier that year. In 5 NBL games he had 11.8ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.0apg.
His team won Romanian Cup in 2014.
Jazvin also represented Bosnia at the European Championships in Lithuania six years ago. His stats at that event were 2 games: 0pts, 1.0rpg.
Jazvin is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Austria (Vienna), Croatia (Jolly), Germany (EnBW Ludwigsburg), Greece (Iraklis), Hungary (Kaposvari), Italy, Poland (Energa Czarni), Russia, Spain (CB Granada), Ukraine (DniproAzot), Romania (UBT Cluj Napoca and CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu) and Bosnia (HKK Zrinjski HT Mostar).
Jazvin is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Tabriz.
Let's have closer look into Jazvin's outlook: He has ease hand what gives him high percent of realisation. Very strong and tough defence player. His speed and technics of the play are on a high level that's why he is good shooting guard.

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1. Liga RS last round and standings - by Miljan Veskovic

The final 26th round up of RS league was played last weekend with the following results:
KK Varda Hidroelektrana Visegrad - OKK Slavija 1996 Sarajevo 68:87.
KK HEO Bileca - KK Rogatica 87:76.
KK Rudar Ugljevik - KK Prijedor 72:78
Radnik - OKK Student Banja Luka 84:65
OKK Kozara Gradiska - KK Bratunac 87:71
KK Sokolac - KK Sutjeska Foca 64:72
Borac Banja Luka - KK Teslic 102:55
At the end of the regular season Radnik Bn Basket, KK Sutjeska Foca, KK Prijedor and KK Sokolac are the four teams qualified for the playoff semifinals. OKK Slavija 1996 Sarajevo and Borac Banja Luka grabbed the salvation in this round winning against KK Varda Hidroelektrana Visegrad and KK Teslic. On the other hand following four teams are relegated from the league: KK Rudar Ugljevik, OKK Kozara Gradiska, KK Bratunac and KK Teslic.



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Stats Leaders - BNL

Points Per Game
 Kendall ANTHONY
  Macae
  (173-PG-93)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Anthony, Macae20.7 
 2. Stallworth, Mogi20.0 
 3. Hettsheimer, Bauru19.9 
 4. Nardi-Duarte, Campo M.19.3 
 5. Vieira, Flamengo18.8 
 6. Holloway, Pinheiros18.7 
 7. Garcia, Bauru18.1 
 8. Andrade, Bauru18.1 
 9. Mariano, Brasilia18.1 
 10. Dawkins, Vitoria17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olivinha RODRIGUEZ
  Flame.
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Rodriguez, Flame.9.5 
 2. Hettsheimer, Bauru7.8 
 3. de-Souza, L.Sor.7.7 
 4. Maynard, Minas7.7 
 5. Giovannoni, Brasilia7.5 
 6. Andrade, Bauru6.8 
 7. Ansaloni, Pinheiros6.6 
 8. Mariano, Brasilia6.5 
 9. Curnell, Mogi6.5 
 10. Klassmann, B.Cea.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Fulvio DE ASSIS
  Brasilia
  (188-PG-81)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. de-Assis, Brasilia7.4 
 2. Anthony, Macae5.7 
 3. Borges, Franca5.7 
 4. Garcia, Bauru5.3 
 5. Pecos, Paulistano5.1 
 6. Rossetto, B.Cea.5.1 
 7. Dos-Santos, Vasco D.4.8 
 8. Rodgers, Minas4.7 
 9. Dawkins, Vitoria4.6 
 10. Fischer, Flamengo4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Kenny DAWKINS
  Vitoria
  (175-PG-87)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Dawkins, Vitoria1.9 
 2. Taylor, Mogi1.9 
 3. Garcia, Bauru1.8 
 4. Jackson, Vasco D.1.8 
 5. Curnell, Mogi1.7 
 6. Rodgers, Minas1.6 
 7. Machado, B.Cea.1.6 
 8. Schneider, Macae1.6 
 9. Stallworth, Mogi1.6 
 10. Dos-Santos, Vasco D.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Leonardo KLASSMANN
  B.Cea.
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Klassmann, B.Cea.1.1 
 2. Nunes, Campo M.1.0 
 3. Mariano, Brasilia0.7 
 4. Castellar, Brasilia0.7 
 5. Lenz, Pinheiros0.7 
 6. Dias-Silva, Pauli.0.7 
 7. Camilo, Macae0.6 
 8. Vinicius, Caxias d.0.6 
 9. Teichmann, Pinheiros0.6 
 10. Tavares, L.Sorocaba0.6 


Paulista Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Wesley SENA
  Contagem
  (210-C/F-96)
  Avg: 17.4
 1. Sena, Contagem17.4 
 2. Smith, Botafogo.16.2 
 3. Vezaro, Joinville16.1 
 4. Stocks, Blumenau14.9 
 5. Gaines, Blumenau14.3 
 6. Filho, Botafogo.13.9 
 7. Maistro, Contagem13.1 
 8. de-Azevedo, Santos/M.12.4 
 9. Lima, Santos/M.12.2 
 10. Alvim, Contagem12.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Durval PRADO
  Brusque
  (200-G/F-92)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Prado, Brusque10.3 
 2. Sena, Contagem8.6 
 3. Silva, Blumenau8.1 
 4. Lazzaris, Blumenau7.6 
 5. Moreira, Botafogo.7.6 
 6. Perez, Botafogo.6.9 
 7. Alvim, Contagem6.8 
 8. Russell, Botafogo.6.5 
 9. Jeronimo, Joinville6.3 
 10. Gaines, Blumenau6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Jamaal SMITH
  Botafogo.
  (175-PG-85)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Smith, Botafogo.4.6 
 2. Romualdo, Contagem4.3 
 3. Perez, Contagem4.1 
 4. Froehlich, Joinville4.0 
 5. Semmke, Blumenau3.3 
 6. Prado, Brusque3.1 
 7. Stocks, Blumenau2.9 
 8. da-Silva, Botafogo.2.9 
 9. Lima, Santos/M.2.6 
 10. Alvim, Contagem2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Deonta STOCKS
  Blumenau
  (185-G-88)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Stocks, Blumenau3.2 
 2. Maistro, Contagem2.0 
 3. Lazzaris, Blumenau1.9 
 4. da-Silva, Botafogo.1.7 
 5. Vezaro, Joinville1.5 
 6. Lima, Santos/M.1.4 
 7. Perez, Contagem1.4 
 8. Romualdo, Contagem1.3 
 9. Froehlich, Joinville1.3 
 10. Moreira, Blumenau1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Rodrigo SILVA
  Brusque
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Silva, Brusque1.1 
 2. Sena, Contagem1.0 
 3. Silva, Blumenau0.9 
 4. Perez, Botafogo.0.8 
 5. Jeronimo, Joinville0.7 
 6. Lima, Santos/M.0.7 
 7. Machado, Santos/M.0.7 
 8. Maistro, Contagem0.6 
 9. Tiago, Brusque0.6 
 10. Ferreira, Botafogo.0.5 


Recap of NBB Round 4 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Vitoria - Mogi 82-80

Vitoria nipped Mogi to even the series at 2-2. Universo/Vitoria dominated down low during the game scoring 40 of its points in the paint compared to Mogi's 18. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Kenny Dawkins (175-87, college: Lamar) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 5 assists and center Douglas Kurtz (213-87, college: Hawaii) who added 11 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side American forward Tyrone Curnell (203-88, college: Valdosta St.) responded with 15 points and 9 rebounds and Guilherme Filipin (185-83) scored 17 points. Five Universo/Vitoria and four Mogi players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Mogi: G.Filipin 17+3reb+1ast, T.Curnell 15+9reb+1ast, C.Silveira 13+7reb, F.Russo 12+5reb+4ast, J.de Oliveira 9+3reb, L.Taylor 8+3reb+5ast
Vitoria: K.Dawkins 17+2reb+5ast, R.Scholz 13+6reb+1ast, A.Bresolin 12+3ast, A.Silva 12+5reb+2ast, D.Kurtz 11+9reb+2ast, E.de Oliveira 10+5reb+1ast
gschID: 545457


Paulistano - Franca 87-105

Franca cruised past Paulistano to force the decisive fifth game in the series. Vivo/Franca dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Paulistano's 26. They shot the lights out from three nailing 16 long-distance shots on high 57.1 percentage. Vivo/Franca players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Paulistano's players. Pedro Lima (191-87) fired 18 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Point guard Alexey Borges (188-95) chipped in 12 points and 9 assists. Four Vivo/Franca players scored in double figures. Point guard Yago Dos-Santos (178-99) produced 24 points and point guard Arthur Pecos (183-95) added 17 points (made all of his seven free throws) respectively for lost side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Paulistano: Y.Dos Santos 24+3reb+3ast, A.Pecos 17+4reb+2ast, L.Dias Silva 10+4reb, J.Luz dos Santos 7+2reb+1ast, D.Hure 6+1reb, G.Hubner 6+2reb+1ast
Franca: P.Lima 18+2reb+3ast, A.Ferreira 17+3reb, L.Cipolini 13+3reb, A.Borges 12+1reb+9ast, I.Goncalves 9+2ast, C.Borges dos Santos 8+1reb+1ast
gschID: 545459


Pinheiros - Flamengo 102-98

Pinheiros held off Flamengo to stay alive in the series. Pinheiros made 22-of-27 free shots (81.5 percent) during the game. Pinheiros outrebounded Flamengo 42-24 including 27 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. 26 personal fouls committed by Flamengo helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Desmond Holloway (191-90, college: Co.Carolina) who helped to win the game recording 32 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. The other American import guard Cordero Bennett (188-88) contributed with 22 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. The former international Marquinhos Vieira (207-84) replied with 24 points and 5 rebounds and the former international point guard Ricardo Fischer (185-91) added 10 points and 8 assists in the effort for Flamengo. Four Pinheiros and five Flamengo players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Flamengo: M.Vieira 24+5reb+2ast, O.Rodriguez 19+1reb+1ast, M.Machado 17+1reb+1ast, J.Paulo Lopez 12+7reb+2ast, R.Fischer 10+4reb+8ast, R.Ramon 8+1reb+6ast
Pinheiros: D.Holloway 32+9reb+6ast, C.Bennett 22+6reb+5ast, A.Neto 12+1reb+2ast, G.Barbosa 11+8reb+4ast, R.Ansaloni 8+3reb+1ast, R.Lenz 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 545458


Bauru - Brasilia 80-78

Bauru nipped Brasilia to seal their semifinal appearance. Paschoalotto/Bauru outrebounded Brasilia 38-27 including 26 on the offensive glass. The winners were led by the former international Jefferson Andrade (207-83) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 20 points and 14 rebounds and international Leonardo Meindl (201-93) supported him with 20 points and 7 assists. Even 21 points and 5 assists by international Guilherme Giovannoni (203-80) did not help to save the game for Brasilia. The former international point guard Fulvio de-Assis (188-81) added 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for lost side. Four Brasilia players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Brasilia: G.Giovannoni 21+3reb+5ast, D.Ramos 15+3reb+1ast, L.Mariano 15+4reb+2ast, F.de Assis 13+6reb+4ast, A.Oliveira 6+4reb, P.Da Costa 4+3reb
Bauru: J.Andrade 20+14reb+1ast, L.Meindl 20+2reb+7ast, A.Garcia 11+6reb+5ast, G.Santos 9+2reb+2ast, G.Yeye Torres 9+1reb+3ast, J.Carlos Junior 6+8reb+1ast
gschID: 545243





Vitor Benite selected the top Brazilian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Vitor Benite
Vitor Benite
   #1. This week's number one is an international shooting guard Vitor Benite (194-90, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Spain). He led UCAM Murcia to a victory over the 14th-ranked Zaragoza (9-20) 88-80 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game. Benite was MVP of the game. He recorded 24 points in 29 minutes on the court. Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB (13-16) is placed tenth in the Liga Endesa. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Benite has relatively good stats this year: 12.0ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 47.7%, 3FGP: 41.5% in 29 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Brazilian senior national team.

Rafael Hettsheimer
Rafael Hettsheimer
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Rafael Hettsheimer (206-86, currently plays in Spain). Hettsheimer was the main contributor in a 3-point Baloncesto Fuenlabrada's victory against the seventh-ranked Gran Canaria (19-11) 75-72 in the Spanish Liga Endesa last Sunday. He was the best player in that game. Hettsheimer recorded 18 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Montakit Fuenlabrada (12-17) is placed 11th in the Liga Endesa. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. This season Hettsheimer averages: 9.0ppg, 4.2rpg, 2FGP: 48.8% and FT: 77.3%. He has a dual citizenship: Brazilian and Spanish. Ex-Paschoalotto/Bauru player is in the roster of the Brazilian senior national team.

Nene Hilario
Nene Hilario
   #3. The Brazilian player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced international center Nene Hilario (211-82, currently plays in NBA). Hilario contributed to a Houston Rockets' victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder (47-35) 105-99 in the NBA on Tuesday night. He scored 14 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 26 minutes. The Houston Rockets have a solid 55-27 record this season. This year Hilario has relatively solid stats: 9.4ppg, 4.3rpg, 2FGP: 64.2%(272-424) and FT: 59.0% in 73 games. He is also a member of the Brazilian senior national team.

Rafael Freire Luz
Rafael Freire Luz
   #4. Point guard Rafael Freire Luz (188-92, currently plays in Spain) managed to help Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz to win against the 13th-ranked Joventut (10-20) crushing them 81-45 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game. Freire Luz recorded only 4 points. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (20-8) is placed third in the Liga Endesa. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Freire Luz's overall stats this season are: 2.8ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.5apg. He is another player who holds two passports: Brazilian and Spanish. Freire Luz is also Brazilian national team player.

Hatila Passos
Hatila Passos
   #5. Former international center Hatila Passos (211-85, college: N.Mexico St., currently plays in Uruguay). He could not help Malvin (7-7) to beat Hebraica (10-4). Passos recorded 7 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and made 2 blocks in 26 minutes. The fourth-placed Malvin (7-7) lost 72-76 in a derby game to the leading Hebraica in the Promocional 1 group. It's Passos' first season with the team. This year his overall stats are: 9.0ppg, 10.4rpg and 1.1apg in 34 games. Passos used to play for the Brazilian national team seven years ago.

Augusto Lima
Augusto Lima
   #6. Center Augusto Lima (207-91, currently plays in Lithuania) helped Zalgiris win their game against the eighth-ranked Dzukija (10-26) 80-73 in the Lithuanian LKL on Saturday night. He recorded only 4 points. B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (33-3) is placed first in the LKL. It was his team's 11th consecutive victory in a row. Lima's total stats this season are: 6.3ppg and 4.5rpg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Brazilian National Team roster.

Cristiano Felicio
Cristiano Felicio
   #7. International power forward Cristiano Felicio (206-92, college: Oregon, currently plays in NBA) was not able to help the Chicago Bulls in their game against the Boston Celtics (53-29) in the NBA. Felicio scored 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 15 minutes. The Chicago Bulls (41-41) lost 97-108 on the road to the Celtics. This year Felicio's total stats are: 4.7ppg and 4.7rpg in 72 games. He is also Brazilian national team player.

Scott Machado
Scott Machado
   #8. Point guard Scott Machado (186-90, college: Iona, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for La ICL Manresa (4-24) in their game against Unicaja Malaga (19-10) in the Spanish Liga Endesa. Machado recorded 7 points and added 8 assists. The bottom-ranked La ICL Manresa was badly defeated 91-75 in Malaga by the much higher-ranked Unicaja (#6). It was La ICL Manresa's fifth consecutive loss in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be extremely important. Machado has averaged so far 8.6ppg, 2.4rpg, 3.5apg and 1.4spg. He is a naturalized American. Machado used to play for the Brazilian national team back in 2013. Strangely he has never played in Brazil.

Leonardo Demetrio
Leonardo Demetrio
   #9. International forward Leonardo Demetrio (203-94, currently plays in Spain) was the major contributor in a 3-point Lleida Basquet's victory against one of league's weakest teams Cocinas.com (10-24) 87-84 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) on Friday night. Demetrio recorded 17 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in a mere 18 minutes. Actel Forca Lleida (18-16) is placed tenth in the LEB Gold. The Regular Season already ended. Demetrio has reliable stats this year: 10.9ppg and 5.6rpg in 34 games. He is also in the roster of the Brazilian national team.

Raul Neto
Raul Neto
   #10. Point guard Raul Neto (185-92, currently plays in NBA) couldn't help the Utah Jazz (51-31) in their game against the Los Angeles Clippers (51-31) in the NBA. Neto scored 5 points. The Utah Jazz (51-31) was defeated 98-93 in Los Angeles by the Clippers. This season Neto averages only 2.5ppg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Brazilian National Team roster.

   #11. Former international guard Carlos Cobos (193-88, currently plays in Spain) helped CB Granada win their game against the ninth-ranked Navarra crushing them 97-59 in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) in Friday night's game. Cobos was the top player that evening. He recorded 16 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in only a mere 14 minutes. Cobos has averaged so far 7.3ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.0apg and 1.1spg in 30 games. He used to play for the Brazilian national team seven years ago.

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

   #1. Felipe Dos Anjos (218-C-98, currently plays in Spain) could not help Oviedo CB (22-12) in their last game. Despite Dos Anjos' good performance Oviedo CB lost 82-90 on the road to the much lower-ranked (#14) Barca II. He was the second best scorer with 13 points. Dos Anjos also added 5 rebounds in 21 minutes. It was Oviedo CB's first loss after four consecutive victories. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. Dos Anjos has averaged so far 9.0ppg and 6.1rpg in 32 games he played so far.

   #2. Experienced Kazuya Hatano (192-F-82, currently plays in Japan) managed to help Ryukyu Golden Kings Okinawa to win against the fourth-ranked Kyoto Hannaryz (25-32) crushing them 88-55 in the Japanese B League on Sunday night. He scored only 2 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and made 2 blocks. Ryukyu Golden Kings Okinawa (27-30) is placed third in West group. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. Hatano has averaged so far 2.8ppg and 2.5rpg. He has a dual citizenship: Brazilian and Japanese.

   #3. Or Plavnik (202-F/C-92, currently plays in Israel) led Hapoel Migdal Haemek to a 2-point victory against the fourth-ranked Galil Elion (10-16) 99-97 in the Israeli National League (second division) last Tuesday. Plavnik scored 16 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Hapoel Migdal Haemek (10-16) is placed third in Play-Downs group. Plavnik has averaged so far 7.6ppg and 4.4rpg. He is another player who holds two passports: Brazilian and Israeli. Despite Plavnik's Brazilian nationality, he previously played for the Israeli U20 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Brazilian team.

   #4. Rafael Barbosa (191-F-91, currently plays in Spain) contributed to Barbera's victory against the seventh-ranked Palma II (13-13) 87-83 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) on Saturday night. Barbosa scored only 4 points and added 3 assists in 16 minutes. Barbera Team Values (16-10) is placed fourth in Group C-B. The Regular Season already ended. Barbosa has averaged so far 5.4ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.1apg in 21 games. He has both Brazilian and Spanish nationalities.

   #5. Renato Ribeiro (190-F-95, currently plays in Portugal) was not able to help Guifoes in their game against Belenenses CF (14-14) in the Portuguese Proliga (second division). Ribeiro scored 8 points. his team was defeated 70-65 in Lisboa by the second-ranked Belenenses CF in the Places 9-16 group. The Second Stage already ended. Ribeiro has averaged so far 6.3ppg and 3.8rpg.

   #6. Joao Gallina (192-SF-94, currently plays in Portugal) contributed to an easy victory against the fifth-ranked Galitos-Barreiro crushing them 83-61 in the Portuguese LPB last Saturday. He recorded only 3 points in 1 minutes on the court. Gallina has averaged so far 1.6ppg and 1.7rpg in 22 games. He also holds two passports: Brazilian and Portuguese.

   #7. Leandro Miranda (205-C-91, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Ponferrada CDP (15-11) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Miranda's good performance Ponferrada CDP (#6) was edged 91-90 at home by the higher-ranked BVM 2012 (#5) in the Group A-B. He scored 12 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and made 2 blocks. Miranda has averaged so far 7.2ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.6bpg.



Deonta Stocks claims Brazilian Liga Ouro weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Deonta Stocks (185-G-88) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Blumenau and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Liga Ouro Player of the Week award for round 8.
The 28-year old guard had the game-high 25 points adding nine rebounds and three assists for Blumenau in his team's victory, helping them to beat Botafogo F.R. (#2, 12-3) 98-86. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Blumenau maintains the 4th position in Brazilian Liga Ouro. Blumenau 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 6-7 record. In the team's last game Stocks had a remarkable 62.5% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Blumenau, being already a very valuable addition to the team. State University of West Georgia graduate has very impressive stats this year. Stocks is in league's top in points (6th best: 13.9ppg), assists (7th best: 2.9apg) and averages solid 3.3spg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was young Wesley Sena (210-C/F-96) of league's best team Contagem. Sena impressed basketball fans with 20 points and 9 rebounds. Of course he led Contagem to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Santos/Macapa (#5, 4-10) 85-63. Of course Contagem still keep the league's top spot. His team lost just two games this season, while they won 12 matches. Sena is one of the most experienced players at Contagem and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.4ppg (#1). He also registered 8.6 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was another Blumenau's star - American Tarvin Gaines (198-SF-91). Gaines scored 19 points and grabbed five rebounds. He was another key player of Blumenau, helping his team with a 101-70 easy win against slightly lower-ranked Brusque (#6, 1-14). The chances of Blumenau ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 7 games, recording just six victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Gaines could help Blumenau to bring them higher in the standings. Gaines has a great season in Brazil. After 10 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 15.7ppg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jeferson Froehlich (193-PG-91) of Joinville - 7 points, 16 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Ricardo de Azevedo (201-F-83) of Santos/Macapa - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Jose Victor Jeronimo (208-C-91) of Joinville - 13 points and 6 rebounds
7. Willian da Silva (200-SF-81) of Brusque - 20 points and 6 rebounds
8. Junio Dos Santos (192-G-95) of Contagem - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Everton Oliveira (203-F-93) of Contagem - 10 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Arnaldinho Filho (187-G-78) of Botafogo F.R. - 22 points 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)



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  BULGARIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 D.J. SHELTON
  Rilski
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Shelton, Rilski20.1 
 2. Semple, Akademik.20.0 
 3. Ivanov, Levski19.6 
 4. Smith, Akademik PL18.2 
 5. Petkov, Yambol17.5 
 6. Marincheshki, Spartak .17.2 
 7. Sekulovic, Balkan16.8 
 8. Savic, Spartak .16.3 
 9. Tsonkov, Cherno M.16.1 
 10. Marinov, Spartak .15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 12
 1. Semple, Akademik.12.0 
 2. Shelton, Rilski10.3 
 3. Marincheshki, Spartak .9.4 
 4. Sekulovic, Balkan9.0 
 5. Savic, Spartak .8.5 
 6. Zack, Lukoil Acad.8.5 
 7. Varbanov, Yambol8.1 
 8. Jones, Beroe7.8 
 9. Bruinsma, Rilski7.8 
 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.6.2 
 3. Gruev, Spartak .5.5 
 4. Hott, Balkan5.4 
 5. Dudev, Spartak .5.3 
 6. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.5.0 
 7. Parker, Rilski4.8 
 8. Marinov, Balkan4.5 
 9. Bozov, Rilski4.4 
 10. Hadjirusev, Levski4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Semple, Akademik.2.2 
 2. Bellfield, Akademik.2.1 
 3. Karamfilov, Cherno M.2.0 
 4. Parker, Rilski1.9 
 5. Marinov, Balkan1.8 
 6. Zahariev, Lukoil A.1.7 
 7. Gibson, Beroe1.7 
 8. Beane, Lukoil Acad.1.6 
 9. Jones, Beroe1.6 
 10. Hott, Balkan1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Semple, Akademik.2.0 
 2. Jones, Beroe1.5 
 3. Varbanov, Yambol1.0 
 4. Korniyenko, Lukoil A.1.0 
 5. Doychinov, Levski0.8 
 6. Zack, Lukoil Acad.0.7 
 7. Petkov, Yambol0.7 
 8. Savic, Spartak .0.7 
 9. Daniels, Balkan0.6 
 10. Gudul, Beroe0.6 


NBL Round 3 of Quarter-Finals. Rilski, Beroe and Cherno More reach semifinals - by Eurobasket News

Rilski - Balkan 82-73

Rilski outgunned Balkan to advance into the next round of playoffs. Rilski made 16-of-20 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Rilski outrebounded Balkan 38-27 including 28 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for American forward Evan Bruinsma (202-92, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Inception Sports) who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 8 rebounds. The former international guard Yordan Bozov (191-79) contributed with 16 points and 5 assists for the winners. The former international Martin Durchev (203-87) answered with 17 points and 5 rebounds and Montenegrin center Mihailo Sekulovic (206-91) added 10 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Balkan. Four Balkan players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Rilski: E.Bruinsma 18+8reb+2ast, Y.Bozov 16+2reb+5ast, D.Vutev 13+10reb, D.Shelton 9+3reb, S.Francis 8+1reb, D.Ivanov 8+4reb+7ast
Balkan: M.Durchev 17+5reb+2ast, A.Hott 14+1reb+4ast, S.Marinov 11+2reb+5ast, M.Sekulovic 10+9reb+2ast, T.Daniels 9+5reb, D.Cvetkovic 9+4reb
gschID: 545536


Beroe - Spartak Pleven 103-79

Beroe cruised past Spartak Pleven to secure the semifinal birth. Beroe dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Spartak Pleven's 26 and made 22-of-26 charity shots (84.6 percent) during the game. It was a good game for American guard Brandis Raley-Ross (191-87, college: S.Carolina) who led his team to a victory with 20 points and 8 rebounds. The former international Tihomir Zhelev (193-90) contributed with 20 points and 6 assists for the winners. Four Beroe players scored in double figures. Montenegrin-Serbian center Milovan Savic (205-87) answered with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds and Martin Marinov (191-85) added 19 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Spartak Pleven. 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:
Beroe: B.Raley-Ross 20+8reb+3ast, T.Zhelev 20+4reb+6ast, O.Gudul 18+8reb, P.Aleksiev 12+1reb+2ast, A.Jones 11+9reb+1ast, N.Nikolov 7
Spartak Pleven: M.Marinov 19+5reb+1ast, M.Savic 15+10reb+2ast, A.Gruev 10+3reb+1ast, G.Nikolov 9+2reb, K.Koev 8+2reb+2ast, D.Marincheshki 8+7reb+1ast
gschID: 545535


Akademik PL - Cherno More 92-94

Cherno More shocked Akademik in Plovdiv to stay in the title chase. The best player for the winners was Serbian power forward Nikola Djuric (201-91) who had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds. Point guard Deyan Karamfilov (180-94) chipped in 17 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Shakir Smith (185-92, college: Adams St.) who recorded 31 points and 4 assists and the other American import point guard Oscar Bellfield (187-90, college: UNLV) added 16 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists respectively. Five Cherno More and four Academik Plovdiv players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Cherno More: N.Djuric 19+11reb+1ast, D.Karamfilov 17+5reb+8ast, V.Hristov 14+2reb+1ast, S.Tsonkov 12+3reb+3ast, A.Natskin 12+4reb, F.Dedijer 11+5reb+3ast
Akademik PL: S.Smith 31+1reb+4ast, O.Bellfield 16+5reb+7ast, J.Semple 12+8reb+6ast, S.Davis 10+3reb, V.Aleksandrov 9+2reb+1ast, V.Mihaylov 8+7reb
gschID: 545534





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

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

Dee Bost
Dee Bost
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Dee Bost (188-89, agency: BeoBasket, college: Mississippi St., currently plays in Basketball Champions League). He led his French team Monaco to a victory against the third-ranked Umana Venezia (9-5) 91-77 in the Basketball Champions League in Sunday night's game. Bost recorded 12 points, 5 assists and 5 steals in 28 minutes on the court. AS Monaco Basket (12-2) is placed first in group A. Bost has relatively good stats this year: 12.7ppg, 3.7rpg, 4.0apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 42.9%, 3FGP: 28.0% and FT: 73.1% in 19 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Bost is currently a member of the Bulgarian senior national team. Strangely he has never played in Bulgaria.

Alexander Vezenkov
Alexander Vezenkov
   #2. Second place goes to an international power forward Alexander Vezenkov (206-95, currently plays in Spain). Vezenkov contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Sevilla (8-21) 89-72 in the Spanish Liga Endesa last Saturday. He recorded 13 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. FC Barcelona Lassa (20-9) is placed fourth in the Liga Endesa. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This season Vezenkov averages: 9.0ppg, 3.1rpg, 2FGP: 71.8%(61-85), 3FGP: 39.3% and FT: 80.5%. He has a dual citizenship: Cypriot and Bulgarian. Despite Vezenkov played previously for the Cypriot U16 national team, he is currently a member of the Bulgarian senior national team.

Filip Videnov
Filip Videnov
   #3. The Bulgarian player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced former international small forward Filip Videnov (196-80, agency: Alti Sport, college: W.Kentucky, currently plays in Iran). Videnov could not help Arak (3-3) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the second-placed Arak (3-3) lost 87-91 on the road to the lower-ranked (#3) Chemidor in the Group 1. Videnov was the second best scorer with 19 points. He also added 8 rebounds and dished 5 assists in 39 minutes. It was Arak's third consecutive loss in a row. Videnov has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 19.3ppg, 7.7rpg, 3.3apg, 1.3spg, 3FGP: 27.3% in three games. Videnov played for the Bulgarian national team five years ago.

Dejan Ivanov
Dejan Ivanov
   #4. Power forward Dejan Ivanov (205-86, also represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Turkey) contributed to a Yesilgiresun Bld's victory against one of league's weakest teams Balikesir (6-22) 98-89 in the Turkish BSL in Saturday night's game. He recorded a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 11 rebounds. Yesilgiresun Belediye (10-18) is placed 11th in the BSL. They ended the series of six consecutive loses. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. It's Ivanov's first season with the team. This year Ivanov has relatively solid stats: 10.4ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.1apg. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team back in 2013.

Hristo Nikolov
Hristo Nikolov
   #5. Former international power forward Hristo Nikolov (200-85, agency: 011 Sports, currently plays in Poland) was not able to help BM Slam Stal in their game against Energa Czarni (19-13) in the Polish PLK. Nikolov scored 9 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 24 minutes. But BM Slam Stal lost 77-82 in Slupsk to the lower-ranked (#8) Energa Czarni. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. This year Nikolov's overall stats are: 9.3ppg and 3.1rpg in 30 games. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team three years ago.

Branko Mirkovic
Branko Mirkovic
   #6. Guard Branko Mirkovic (190-82, another player represented by 011 Sports, currently plays in Estonia) helped Kalev/Cramo edge the closely-ranked Parnu (17-15) 73-71 in the Estonian Alexela KML on Saturday night. Mirkovic recorded 12 points and added 3 assists. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn (29-3) is placed third in the Alexela KML. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. Mirkovic has reliable stats this season: 13.2ppg, 3.3rpg and 4.2apg. He is a former international player as he played for the Bulgarian senior team four years ago.

Ivan Lilov
Ivan Lilov
   #7. International shooting guard Ivan Lilov (194-88, agency: Two Points, currently plays in Hungary) led Szedeak to a victory over the second-ranked Kaposvari (18-15) 88-77 in the Hungarian A Division in Saturday night's game. Lilov was MVP of the game. He scored 21 points and added 4 assists in 40 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Places 6-10. Naturtex-SZTE-Szedeak Szeged (18-16) is placed third in Places 6-10 group. The Second Stage already ended. Lilov has very impressive stats this year: 19.1ppg, 3.6rpg, 3.5apg and 1.6spg in 34 games. He is also Bulgarian national team player.

Cedric Simmons
Cedric Simmons
   #8. Power forward Cedric Simmons (206-86, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in Estonia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Branko Mirkovic and both played together in the last Estonian Alexela KML game. Simmons helped Kalev/Cramo edge the closely-ranked Parnu (17-15) 73-71. He recorded 7 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Simmons' total stats this season are: 9.5ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.5apg. He is a naturalized American. Simmons used to play for the Bulgarian national team back in 2012. Apparently he has never played in Bulgaria.

Earl Calloway
Earl Calloway
   #9. Former international guard Earl Calloway (191-83, college: Indiana, currently plays in Turkey) was not able to secure a victory for one of league's weakest teams Istanbul BBSK (11-17) in their last game. Despite Calloway's good performance Istanbul BBSK was edged 80-79 at home by the higher-ranked (#9) Tofas. He recorded 10 points and had 4 steals in 29 minutes. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be extremely important. Calloway's stats this year are: 11.1ppg, 3.8rpg, 4.2apg and 1.6spg in 26 games. He is a naturalized American. Calloway used to play for the Bulgarian national team seven years ago. Interesting that he has never played in Bulgaria.

Aleks Simeonov
Aleks Simeonov
   #10. Forward Aleks Simeonov (200-93, currently plays in Spain) helped Gipuzkoa win their game against the league outsider Marin (8-26) 98-90 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Friday. Simeonov recorded 11 points in a mere 15 minutes. RETAbet Gipuzkoa BC San Sebastian (25-9) is placed first in the LEB Gold. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. The Regular Season already ended. This year Simeonov's total stats are: 6.4ppg and 3.4rpg in 32 games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Bulgarian National Team roster.

   #11. Former international small forward Pavel Marinov (199-88, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in France) was the major contributor in a Lille Metropole's victory against the 13th-ranked Chorale de Roanne 74-58 in the French ProB (second division) in Friday night's game. Marinov scored 17 points and added 4 passes (went 5 for 5 at the free throw line) in 24 minutes. Marinov has very impressive stats this year: 16.0ppg, 3.0rpg and 5.0apg in two games. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team three years ago.

   #12. International center Jason Washburn (210-90, agency: Pensack Sports, college: Utah, currently plays in Japan) couldn't help Yokohama BC (16-41) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Washburn's good performance Yokohama BC (#6) were crushed 96-75 in Kanagawa by the leading Toshiba Thunders in the Central group. He recorded 12 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. This season Washburn has very high stats. He averages: 15.1ppg, 7.3rpg and 1.2apg. Washburn is a naturalized American. He is also in the roster of the Bulgarian national team. However Washburn has never played in Bulgaria.

   #13. Former international forward Sim Iliev (204-89, another player represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Austria) couldn't help Furstenfeld Panthers (13-19) in their last game on Thursday. Despite his very good performance Furstenfeld Panthers were defeated 74-60 in Oberwart by the leading Redwell Gunners. Iliev was the top scorer with 15 points. He also added 4 rebounds. Iliev averaged so far 14.9ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.9apg. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team three years ago.

   #14. Former international power forward Kaloyan Ivanov (205-86, another player represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Turkey) faced previously mentioned Earl Calloway in the Turkish BSL last game. Ivanov managed to help Tofas Bursa in a 1-point victory against the closely-ranked Istanbul BBSK 80-79. He recorded only 2 points in 16 minutes. Ivanov averaged so far 10.9ppg, 4.4rpg and 2.2apg in 27 games. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team back in 2013.

   #15. International forward Aleksandar Yanev Georgiev (203-90, another player represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Croatia) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams KK Zadar in their game against Cibona in the Croatian A1. Yanev Georgiev cannot count Thursday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only one point. His team was defeated 95-81. Yanev Georgiev has averaged so far 3.7ppg and 2.5rpg. He is also in the roster of the Bulgarian national team.

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

   #1. Experienced Ilian Evtimov (201-F-83, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in France) led Cholet Basket to a victory over the 16th-ranked Chalons-Reims (9-20) 76-71 in the French ProA in Tuesday night's game. Evtimov was the best player in that game. He scored 14 points. Cholet Basket (11-18) is placed 11th in the ProA. Evtimov averaged so far 10.4ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.7apg. He has a dual citizenship: Bulgarian and French.

   #2. Dimitar Karadzovski (190-G-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza, currently plays in FYR Macedonia) contributed to Kumanovo's victory against the fifth-ranked Feni Industries (2-8) 71-65 in the FYR Macedonian Prva Liga on Wednesday night. Karadzovski scored 11 points, made 6 passes and 3 steals. KK Kumanovo 2009 (3-7) is placed fourth in Places 1-6 group. His team will play only one more game in the Second Stage. Karadzovski averaged so far 12.5ppg, 3.5rpg and 4.4apg. He is another player who holds two passports: Bulgarian and FYR Macedonian.

   #3. Boris Matrakov (195-G-93, currently plays in United Kingdom). He could not help Glasgow Rocks (21-12) to beat London Lions (18-15). Matrakov recorded 7 points in only 6 minutes. Glasgow Rocks was crushed 91-70 on the road by the lower-ranked (#6) London Lions. It was Glasgow Rocks' first loss after four consecutive victories. Matrakov has averaged so far 3.5ppg and 2.2rpg in 26 games he played so far.

   #4. Kiril Pavlovski (210-C-85, also represented by Global Sports Plaza, currently plays in FYR Macedonia) managed to help KK Rabotnicki AD Skopje in a victory against the fifth-ranked Feni Industries (2-8) 89-71 in the FYR Macedonian Prva Liga in Saturday night's game. Pavlovski recorded 5 points in 12 minutes. KK Rabotnicki AD Skopje (7-3) is placed second in Places 1-6 group. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Second Stage. Pavlovski has averaged so far 3.4ppg and 2.5rpg in 10 games. He has both Bulgarian and FYR Macedonian nationalities.

   #5. Musa Gunes (201-C-85, currently plays in Turkey) was not able to help Istanbulspor in their game against Eskisehir Basket (28-6) in the Turkish TBL (second division). Gunes scored 5 points. Istanbulspor was defeated 74-68 in Edirne by the second-ranked Eskisehir Basket. Gunes has averaged so far 2.7ppg and 2.5rpg. He also holds two passports: Bulgarian and Turkish.



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Luc Mbah a Moute selected the top Cameroonian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Luc Mbah a Moute
Luc Mbah a Moute
   #1. This week's number one is former international swingman Luc Mbah a Moute (200-86, college: UCLA, currently plays in NBA). He led Los Angeles Clippers to a victory against the Utah Jazz (51-31) 98-93 in the NBA in Friday night's game. Mbah a Moute scored 13 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 29 minutes on the court. The Los Angeles Clippers have a solid 51-31 record this season. It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row. This year Mbah a Moute averages: 6.2ppg, 2.4rpg, 2FGP: 54.2%, 3FGP: 38.1% and FT: 68.2% in 87 games he played so far. He played for the Cameroonian senior national team two years ago.

Jeremy Nzeulie
Jeremy Nzeulie
   #2. Second place goes to former international shooting guard Jeremy Nzeulie (188-91, currently plays in FIBA Europe Cup). Nzeulie could not help Chalon/Saor (5-1) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite his good performance the first-placed Chalon/Saor (5-1) was edged 82-79 on the road by the second-ranked JSF Nanterre in the group K of FIBA Europe Cup. Nzeulie scored 11 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists. It's Nzeulie's first season with the team. His overall stats this year are: 7.4ppg, 3.6rpg, 3.2apg, 3FGP: 28.6% and FT: 75.7%. Nzeulie has a dual citizenship: Cameroonian and French. He played for the Cameroonian national team in 2015.

Kenny Kadji
Kenny Kadji
   #3. The Cameroonian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international power forward Kenny Kadji (211-88, college: Miami, FL, currently plays in Turkey). Kadji was not able to help Trabzonspor in their game against Besiktas (23-5) in the Turkish BSL, despite his very good performance on Saturday night. He was the second best scorer with 16 points. Kadji also added 6 rebounds in 29 minutes. But Trabzonspor was crushed 92-62 in Istanbul by the second-ranked Besiktas. It was Trabzonspor's fourth consecutive loss in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Kadji has relatively good stats this year: 14.5ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.2bpg, 2FGP: 58.9%(126-214), 3FGP: 28.8% and FT: 73.6% in 25 games. He played for the Cameroonian national team two years ago.

Harding NaNa
Harding NaNa
   #4. An experienced forward Harding NaNa (203-81, college: Delaware, currently plays in Denmark) led Svendborg to a victory over the closely-ranked SISU (12-16) 87-72 in the Danish Ligaen last Monday. NaNa was MVP of the game. He recorded 20 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals in 35 minutes. Svendborg Rabbits (13-15) is placed fifth in the Ligaen. This year NaNa has relatively solid stats: 14.2ppg, 7.8rpg and 2.0apg in 32 games. He used to play for the Cameroonian national team back in 2015.

Gaston Essengue
Gaston Essengue
   #5. Former international power forward Gaston Essengue (203-83, college: UNLV, currently plays in Argentina) was the main contributor in Comunicaciones' victory against the fifth-ranked Villa San Martin (13-23) crushing them 95-48 in the Argentinian TNA (second division) on Friday night. Essengue was the best player in that game. He recorded 14 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Comunicaciones Mercedes (27-9) is placed second in North group. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. Essengue has reliable stats this season: 13.6ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.6apg and 1.3spg. He used to play for the Cameroonian national team two years ago.

Landry Nnoko
Landry Nnoko
   #6. Center Landry Nnoko (208-94, college: Clemson, currently plays in Italy) managed to help Consultinvest VL Pesaro in a victory against the league leader Armani Milano (22-7) 90-79 in the Italian Serie A in Sunday night's game. Nnoko scored only 4 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 27 minutes. Consultinvest VL Pesaro (10-19) is placed second from the bottom (#15) in the Serie A. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial. This year Nnoko's overall stats are: 5.9ppg and 7.2rpg in 29 games. He is a former international player as he played for the Cameroonian senior team two years ago.

Seidou Njoya
Seidou Njoya
   #7. Former international point guard Seidou Njoya (188-89, agency: Promotex, currently plays in France) was not able to secure a victory for STB Le Havre (15-15) in their game against JA Vichy (12-18) in the French ProB (second division). Njoya scored only 4 points in 18 minutes. STB Le Havre lost 80-89 in Vichy to the lower-ranked (#16) JA Vichy. It was STB Le Havre's fourth consecutive loss in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. This year Njoya's total stats are: 1.8ppg and 1.3apg in 30 games. He used to play for the Cameroonian national team two years ago.

Junior MBida
Junior MBida
   #8. Center Junior MBida (204-90, currently plays in France) contributed to an easy victory against the 13th-ranked Chorale de Roanne (13-17) 74-58 in the French ProB (second division) last Friday. MBida scored 6 points, had 5 rebounds and made 3 blocks in 22 minutes. Lille Metropole Basket (17-13) is placed fourth in the ProB. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. MBida has averaged so far 7.9ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.1bpg in 17 games. He used to play for the Cameroonian national team back in 2015.

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

   #1. Experienced Danny Gibson (177-PG-84, college: S.Indiana, currently plays in Bulgaria) led Lukoil Academic Sofia to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Yambol (7-17) crushing them 109-71 in the Bulgarian NBL in Thursday night's game. Gibson recorded 13 points and added 4 assists. Lukoil Academic Sofia (20-4) is placed first in the NBL. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This season Gibson has relatively solid stats: 14.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 5.0apg and 1.3spg. He has a dual citizenship: Cameroonian and American.

   #2. Paul Biligha (200-C-90, agency: Players Group, currently plays in Italy). Biligha could not help Vanoli Cremona (8-21) to beat Openjobmetis VA (13-16). He scored 6 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. The bottom-ranked Vanoli Cremona was edged 78-75 on the road by the higher-ranked Openjobmetis VA (#10). Biligha's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Biligha's stats this season are: 10.7ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1bpg. He is another player who holds two passports: Cameroonian and Italian. Despite Biligha's Cameroonian nationality, he previously played for the Italian U20 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Cameroonian team.

   #3. Brylle Kamen (201-F-88, agency: Promotex, college: San Jose St., currently plays in Belgium) was not able to help Liege Basket in their game against Belfius Mons-Hainaut (16-17) in the Belgian Euromillions League. Kamen scored 8 points. Liege Basket was defeated 83-76 in Jemappes by the lower-ranked Belfius Mons-Hainaut (#8). There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. Kamen has averaged so far 2.6ppg and 3.1rpg. He has both French and Cameroonian nationalities.

   #4. Ralph Temgoua (194-G-87, college: St.Lawrence, currently plays in France) led Quimper UJAP to an easy victory against the tenth-ranked UB Chartres (17-17) 99-83 in the French NM1 (third division) on Saturday night. Temgoua recorded 12 points and added 7 assists. Quimper UJAP (24-10) is placed second in the NM1. Temgoua has averaged so far 8.6ppg, 3.4rpg and 2.3apg. He also holds two passports: Cameroonian and French.



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Andrew Rautins selected the top Canadian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Andrew Rautins
Andrew Rautins
   #1. This week's number one is former international guard Andrew Rautins (193-86, college: Syracuse, currently plays in Turkey). He led Gaziantep to a victory against the league outsider TED Kolejliler (2-26) 89-79 in the Turkish BSL in Saturday night's game. Rautins recorded 17 points, 7 rebounds, 9 assists and 3 steals in 35 minutes on the court. Gaziantep Basketbol (14-14) is placed eighth in the BSL. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Rautins has relatively good stats this year: 11.8ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.7apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 47.2%, 3FGP: 37.3% in 26 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Rautins played for the Canadian senior national team four years ago.

Carl English
Carl English
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced former international guard Carl English (195-81, college: Hawaii, currently plays in Germany). He led ALBA Berlin to a victory over the closely-ranked EnBW Ludwigsburg (17-15) 86-76 in the German BBL last Monday. English was MVP of the game. He recorded 24 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. ALBA Berlin (18-14) is placed fifth in the BBL. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. It's English's first season with the team. This year English averages: 9.4ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.1apg, 2FGP: 37.3%, 3FGP: 46.5%(46-99). He played for the Canadian national team in 2015.

Khem Birch
Khem Birch
   #3. The Canadian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international center Khem Birch (208-92, college: UNLV, currently plays in Euroleague). Birch contributed to Olympiacos' victory against the closely-ranked Anadolu Efes (17-13) 74-62 in the Euroleague on Friday night. He recorded 9 points and blocked 2 shots in 24 minutes. Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus (19-11) is placed third in the Euroleague. This year Birch's overall stats are: 7.1ppg, 5.7rpg, 2FGP: 60.8%(93-153) and FT: 63.6% in 34 games. He is also a member of the Canadian senior national team.

Dyshawn Pierre
Dyshawn Pierre
   #4. Forward Dyshawn Pierre (198-93, agency: BeoBasket, college: Dayton, currently plays in Germany) could not help one of league's weakest teams Braunschweig (5-17) in their last game on Monday. Despite Pierre's very good performance Braunschweig was defeated 114-107 on the road by the higher-ranked BG Goettingen (#10). He recorded a double-double by scoring 31 points and getting 10 rebounds. Pierre also added 4 assists. The Regular Season already ended. This season Pierre has relatively solid stats: 14.9ppg, 7.9rpg, 2.8apg and 1.1spg. He used to play for the Canadian U19 national team back in 2011.

Kevin Pangos
Kevin Pangos
   #5. Former international point guard Kevin Pangos (188-93, college: Gonzaga, currently plays in Lithuania) contributed to Zalgiris' victory against the fifth-ranked Juventus (19-17) 90-76 in the Lithuanian LKL last Wednesday. Pangos scored 9 points and added 8 passes in 29 minutes. B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (33-3) is placed first in the LKL. It was his team's 11th consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. This year Pangos' total stats are: 8.6ppg, 2.3rpg and 4.1apg in 36 games. He has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Slovenian. Pangos used to play for the Canadian national team eight years ago.

Tristan Thompson
Tristan Thompson
   #6. Forward Tristan Thompson (206-91, college: Texas, currently plays in NBA) contributed to a Cleveland Cavaliers' victory against the Toronto Raptors (51-31) 116-105 in the NBA in Monday night's game. Thompson had a double-double by scoring 11 points and getting 14 rebounds in 38 minutes. The Cleveland Cavaliers have a solid 51-31 record this season. Thompson is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his sixth year in Cavaliers' roster. He has reliable stats this season: 8.0ppg, 9.4rpg and 1.1bpg in 83 games. Thompson is an international player who is currently on the senior Canadian National Team roster.

Evaldas Zabas
Evaldas Zabas
   #7. Former U18 international point guard Evaldas Zabas (188-88, currently plays in Lithuania) was not able to help P.Zvaigzdes (15-21) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his very good performance P.Zvaigzdes was defeated 88-79 at home by the second-ranked Lietuvos rytas. Zabas was the second best scorer with 18 points. He also added 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be extremely important. Zabas' stats this season are: 12.6ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.8apg and 1.3spg. Despite he played previously for the Lithuanian U20 national team, Zabas is currently in the Canadian U18 national team roster.

Aaron Doornekamp
Aaron Doornekamp
   #8. Forward Aaron Doornekamp (201-85, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for CB Canarias (19-9) in their game against Unicaja Malaga (19-10) in the Spanish Liga Endesa. He recorded 6 points in 27 minutes. CB Canarias was crushed 88-67 in Malaga by the lower-ranked (#6) Unicaja. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. Doornekamp's stats this year are: 11.8ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.3apg in 28 games. He used to play for the Canadian national team back in 2015.

Kai Williams
Kai Williams
   #9. Former international power forward Kai Williams (198-88, college: S.Dakota St., currently plays in United Kingdom) was the main contributor in a London Lions' victory against the closely-ranked Glasgow Rocks (21-12) crushing them 91-70 in the British BBL in Friday night's game. Williams was the best player in that game. He recorded 27 points (!!!). London Lions (18-15) is placed sixth in the BBL. Williams averaged so far 12.1ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.8apg. He used to play for the Canadian national team eight years ago.

Kelly Olynyk
Kelly Olynyk
   #10. Power forward Kelly Olynyk (213-91, college: Gonzaga, currently plays in NBA) helped Boston Celtics win their game against the Chicago Bulls (41-41) 108-97 in the NBA last Wednesday. Olynyk scored 14 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 20 minutes. The Boston Celtics have a solid 53-29 record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Olynyk has been at the team for four years. He averaged so far 9.1ppg, 4.7rpg and 2.0apg in 82 games. Olynyk is a former international player as two years ago he still played for the Canadian senior national team.

   #11. Former U18 international forward Grandy Glaze (204, college: Grand Canyon, currently plays in Mexico) couldn't help Caballeros de Culiacan (7-13) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his very good performance Caballeros de Culiacan was edged 74-72 in Los Mochis by the higher-ranked Pioneros (#7). Glaze was the second best scorer with 19 points. He also added 4 rebounds. Glaze has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 16.8ppg, 7.8rpg and 1.7apg. Glaze used to play for the Canadian U18 national team seven years ago.

   #12. Former international forward Mike Tuck (201-83, college: Loyola, MD, currently plays in United Kingdom) couldn't help Sheffield Sharks (20-13) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Tuck's very good performance Sheffield Sharks was edged 86-84 in Worcester by the lower-ranked Wolves (#5). He recorded a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 16 rebounds. Tuck averaged so far 11.5ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.7apg. He used to play for the Canadian national team back in 2009.

   #13. Former University international forward Greg Surmacz (203-86, agency: Promotex, currently plays in Poland) helped Energa Czarni win their game against the 12th-ranked Krosno 89-70 in the Polish PLK on Sunday night. Surmacz scored 10 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 30 minutes. He has averaged so far 9.1ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.8apg in 29 games. Surmacz used to play for the Canadian university national team eight years ago.

   #14. Former international center Robert Sacre (213-89, college: Gonzaga, currently plays in Japan) couldn't help Hitachi Sunrockers (30-27) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his very good performance the third-placed Hitachi Sunrockers was defeated 76-72 in Toyama by the lower-ranked Grouses (#5) in the Central group. Sacre recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 11 rebounds (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!). He averaged so far 14.3ppg, 8.8rpg and 1.2apg. Sacre used to play for the Canadian national team back in 2015.

   #15. Former University international guard Aaron Best (193-92, college: Ryerson, currently plays in Lithuania) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Juventus in their game against Neptunas in the Lithuanian LKL. He recorded 7 points in 18 minutes. His team was badly defeated by 18 points 93-75. Best has averaged so far 7.0ppg and 2.8rpg in 37 games. He used to play for the Canadian university national team two years ago.

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

   #1. Yannick Anzuluni (205-F-87, college: Houghton, currently plays in Sweden) led BC Lulea to a victory over the closely-ranked Uppsala Basket (18-14) 86-73 in the Swedish Basketligan on Tuesday night. He was the best player in that game. Anzuluni recorded a double-double by scoring 26 points and getting 11 rebounds. He also added 2 blocks. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. BC Lulea (24-8) is placed first in the Basketligan. Anzuluni has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 15.3ppg, 6.9rpg, 2.5apg and 2.1spg.

   #2. Ali Kanaan (207-C/F-85, college: Mass.-Lowell, currently plays in Lebanon) contributed to Byblos' victory against the third-ranked Tadamon (10-14) 101-95 in the Lebanese Pepsi LBL in Monday night's game. He recorded 10 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 31 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in Group A. Byblos Sporting Club (16-8) is placed second. Kanaan plays fourth season for the team. Kanaan has averaged so far 5.6ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.4apg in 25 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Lebanese.

   #3. Experienced Ali Mahmoud (184-PG-83, currently plays in Lebanon) is a teammate of previously mentioned Ali Kanaan and both played together in the last Lebanese Pepsi LBL game. Mahmoud contributed to Byblos' victory against the third-ranked Tadamon (10-14) 101-95. He recorded 6 points, 3 assists and 3 steals. Mahmoud has averaged so far 5.7ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.1apg. He is another player who holds two passports: Canadian and Lebanese.

   #4. Chad Posthumus (211-C-91, college: Morehead St., currently plays in Japan) could not help Shinshu BW (14-44) in their last game. Despite Posthumus' very good performance Shinshu BW (#6) lost 64-76 at home to the higher-ranked (#3) Earthfriends Tokyo Z in the Central group. He had a double-double by scoring 23 points and getting 14 rebounds in 21 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Posthumus' third season in pro basketball. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. Posthumus has very impressive stats this year: 16.3ppg and 11.5rpg in 25 games.

   #5. Michael Fraser (203-C-84, college: Oklah.Baptist, currently plays in Poland) was not able to help Polfarmex (5-27) in their last game. Despite his good performance the bottom-ranked Polfarmex lost 76-85 on the road to the much higher-ranked (#6) MKS Dabrowa Gornicza. Fraser had a double-double by scoring 10 points and getting 14 rebounds in 31 minutes. It was Polfarmex's third consecutive loss in a row. The Regular Season already ended. Fraser has averaged so far 9.7ppg and 9.0rpg in 30 games.

   #6. Dallin Bachynski (213-C-91, college: Utah, currently plays in Poland) managed to help Energa Czarni Slupsk to win against the 12th-ranked Krosno 89-70 in the Polish PLK on Sunday night. He scored 5 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Bachynski has averaged so far 4.3ppg and 2.5rpg. He has both Canadian and Polish nationalities.

   #7. Hernst Laroche (185-PG-89, agency: HMS, college: N.Mexico St., currently plays in France) was not able to secure a victory for Saint-Quentin in their game against SPO Rouen in the French ProB (second division). Laroche scored 9 points and added 4 passes. His team was defeated 86-77. Laroche has averaged so far 7.1ppg, 2.6rpg, 4.3apg and 1.2spg.

   #8. Chris Johnson (196-G/F-88, college: St.Bonaventure, currently plays in Portugal) couldn't help Illiabum in their game against Benfica in the Portuguese LPB, despite his good performance last Saturday. He recorded 12 points in a mere 18 minutes. But his team was crushed by 38 points 106-68. Johnson averaged so far 10.7ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.1apg in 23 games.

   #9. Jermel Kennedy (201-F-89, college: Lander, currently plays in United Kingdom) contributed to a 2-point Worcester Wolves' victory against the closely-ranked Sheffield Sharks 86-84 in the British BBL on Sunday night. He scored 9 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Kennedy averaged so far 12.4ppg, 7.3rpg, 3.2apg and 1.6spg. He also holds two passports: Canadian and British.

   #10. Bikramjit Gill (201-F-92, college: Ball St., currently plays in Japan) couldn't help Kagoshima in their game against Orange Vikings in the Japanese B League D2. Despite his very good performance last Saturday Gill recorded a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 11 rebounds. He also added 2 blocks. Gill averaged so far 12.0ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.3apg and 1.2spg.



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Libcentro Pro Round 1 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in Libcentro Pro just started.

First defeat of Aleman (0-1) against Liceo Curico (1-0) 78-56 was the most important game of the last round. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Marcelo Perez (193-99) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. Guard Benjamin Acuna (182-88) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Forward Marko Castro (192-88) answered with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds for Aleman. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Aleman will play next round against strong Brisas trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Liceo Curico will try to continue on its current victory against Puente Alto on the road.
Brisas smashed Arturo Prat at home 76-57. Power forward Sascha Frings (202-86) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and Sebastian Fuentes chipped in 20 points and 5 rebounds. At the losing side E Valdebenito (-96) responded with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Arturo Prat will play next round against strong Sportiva Italiana trying to get back on the winning streak. Brisas will try to continue on its current victory against Aleman at Puerto Varas.
The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Sergio Ceppi (0-1) in Valparaiso on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Sportiva Italiana (1-0) 75-64. Francoise Diaz nailed 17 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side. Jose Parra came up with 9 points and 7 rebounds for Sergio Ceppi in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Sportiva Italiana will meet Arturo Prat (#7) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Sergio Ceppi will play against Stadio Italiano and hope to win that game.
We should not miss anothera road victory of Puente Alto (1-0) who crushed Stadio Italiano (0-1) by 22 points 76-54. Antonio Pinedo fired 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Puente Alto's coach Claudio Lavin felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Puente Alto's next round opponent will be Liceo Curico and it will be for sure the game of the week. Stadio Italiano will play against Sergio Ceppi and hope to win that game.

The most impressive performance of 1st round was 17 points and 7 rebounds by Jose Ignacio Collao of Puente Alto.

Sportiva Italiana - Sergio Ceppi 75-64

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Sergio Ceppi (0-1) in Valparaiso on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Sportiva Italiana (1-0) 75-64. Francoise Diaz (-87) nailed 17 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and Diego Lubiano (-99) accounted for 16 points and 8 rebounds. Jose Parra (-91) came up with 9 points and 7 rebounds and David Andrade (-97) added 10 points respectively for Sergio Ceppi in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Sportiva Italiana will meet Arturo Prat (#7) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Sergio Ceppi will play against Stadio Italiano and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Sergio Ceppi: D.Andrade 10+2reb+3ast, J.Parra 9+7reb, J.Borquez 9+4reb+1ast, R.Gatica 6+3reb, N.Rodriguez 6+1reb, F.Latorre 6+2ast
Sportiva Italiana: F.Diaz 17+9reb+1ast, D.Lubiano 16+8reb+2ast, G.Hernandez 7+3reb+2ast, B.Toledo 6+2reb+1ast, C.Bustamante 6+3reb+1ast, G.Sanino 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 544540


Brisas - Arturo Prat 76-57

Brisas smashed Arturo Prat at home 76-57. Brisas made 20-of-26 charity shots (76.9 percent) during the game. They also forced 22 Arturo Prat turnovers. Power forward Sascha Frings (202-86) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and Sebastian Fuentes (-95) chipped in 20 points and 5 rebounds. Four Brisas players scored in double figures. At the losing side E Valdebenito (-96) responded with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Paulo Andrade (174-93) scored 10 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Arturo Prat will play next round against strong Sportiva Italiana trying to get back on the winning streak. Brisas will try to continue on its current victory against Aleman at Puerto Varas.
Top scorers:
Arturo Prat: E.Valdebenito 12+6reb+4ast, B.Guerra 11+2reb+2ast, P.Andrade 10+8reb+1ast, R.Rojas 6+3reb, R.Galvez 5+6reb, E.Garrido 5+1reb
Brisas: S.Fuentes 20+5reb+3ast, S.Frings 20+11reb+3ast, F.Oyarzun 17+8reb+2ast, A.Jara 11, E.Gonzalez 4+2reb, R.Molina 2+5reb+2ast
gschID: 544541


Liceo Curico - Aleman 78-56

First defeat of Aleman (0-1) against Liceo Curico (1-0) 78-56 was the most important game of the last round. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Marcelo Perez (193-99) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. Guard Benjamin Acuna (182-88) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Four Liceo Curico players scored in double figures. Forward Marko Castro (192-88) answered with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds and forward Marcelo Villagran (184-88) added 17 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Aleman. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Aleman will play next round against strong Brisas trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Liceo Curico will try to continue on its current victory against Puente Alto on the road.
Top scorers:
Aleman: M.Villagran 17+6reb+1ast, M.Castro 13+12reb+3ast, F.Garrido 13+4reb+6ast, P.Montecinos 6+3reb, A.Nunez 3+2ast, M.Herrera 2
Liceo Curico: M.Perez 21+12reb+6ast, B.Acuna 18+1reb+3ast, M.Zerene 11+1reb+2ast, M.Rebolledo 11+6reb, G.Contreras 7+5reb+6ast, S.Munoz 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 544539


Stadio Italiano - Puente Alto 54-76

We should not miss anothera road victory of Puente Alto (1-0) who crushed Stadio Italiano (0-1) by 22 points 76-54. The game without a history. Puente Alto led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Stadio Italiano's 34. They outrebounded Stadio Italiano 45-25 including a 34-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. The former international forward Antonio Pinedo (195-94) fired 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. The former international swingman Jose Ignacio Collao (194-87) chipped in 17 points and 7 rebounds. Puente Alto's coach Claudio Lavin felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Piero Simonetti (-93) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds and Joaquin Ulloa (-92) added 15 points respectively for lost side. Puente Alto's next round opponent will be Liceo Curico and it will be for sure the game of the week. Stadio Italiano will play against Sergio Ceppi and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Stadio Italiano: J.Ulloa 15+4reb, P.Simonetti 10+10reb+1ast, C.Asenjo 10+1reb+1ast, J.Martin Cardenas 6+5reb+2ast, N.Silva 5, C.Abarca 4+2reb+3ast
Puente Alto: A.Pinedo 20+5reb, J.Ignacio Collao 17+7reb, F.Pena 10+6reb+1ast, M.Sepulveda 9+3reb+1ast, D.Valenzuela 8+1reb, S.Silva 6+1reb
gschID: 544542





Chilean Libcentro Pro round 1 best performance: Marcelo Perez - by Eurobasket News

Guard Marcelo Perez (193-G-99) had an amazing evening in the last round for second-ranked Liceo Curico, receiving a Latinbasket.com Libcentro Pro Player of the Week award for round 1.
The 17-year old player had a double-double of 21 points and 12 rebounds, while his team crushed Aleman (#6, 0-1) with 22-point margin 78-56. Liceo Curico is placed at 2nd position in Chilean Libcentro Pro. But it's just the very beginning of the season and Liceo Curico won just one (their first) game. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. Perez just recently signed at Liceo Curico and it was his first game, where he immediately became new team's leader. Marcelo Perez has solid league stats. He is league's best scorer averaging so far 21.0ppg and is league's best passer with 6.0apg. Perez is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 12.0rpg) and averages impressive 3.0bpg and 66.7% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was 30-year old Sascha Frings (202-F/C-86) of league's leader Brisas. Frings had a very good evening with a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds. Of course he led Brisas to another comfortable win 76-57 over Arturo Prat (0-1) being unquestionably team leader. His team has extremely good start of the season. They won their first game. However the season is at the beginning, so everything can happen. They still may lose their high position in the standings. Frings is one of the most experienced players at Brisas and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 20.0ppg (#4). He also registered 11.0 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was Diego Lubiano (99) of Sportiva Italiana (#4). Lubiano scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds. He was a key player of Sportiva Italiana, leading his team to a 75-64 win against Sergio Ceppi (#8, 0-1). Sportiva Italiana 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. Lubiano also has a very good start of the season with very strong stats. The season just started for Lubiano as he played only first game. But it already looks like he can be team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jose Ignacio Collao (194-F/G-87) of Puente Alto - 17 points and 7 rebounds
5. Antonio Pinedo (195-F-94) of Puente Alto - 20 points and 5 rebounds
6. Piero Simonetti (93) of Stadio Italiano - 10 points and 10 rebounds
7. Sebastian Fuentes (95) of Brisas - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Marcelo Villagran (184-F-88) of Aleman - 17 points and 6 rebounds
9. Benjamin Acuna (182-G-88) of Liceo Curico - 18 points and 3 assists
10. Francoise Diaz (87) of Sportiva Italiana - 17 points and 9 rebounds

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



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LBS 2017 Round 6 - ARBA still undefeated, Escazu, Grecia and U. Costa Rica win - by Francisco Vega

Round 6 of Costa Rica's 2017 edition of LBS was played with 4 regular season games involving 8 of the 9 participating teams. Here's everything you need to know about the latest action in the country's main pro league. ARBA is still undefeated at first place with a 4-0 record, followed by Escazu and Barva, half a game behind with 4-1 as a win-loss record.

Escazu 94 - Abogados 68
ESC: Julius Brooks (206-F/C-90, college: Loyola, MD) 20 points and 7 rebounds, Kay Martinez (198-G-84, college: Jackson St.) 18 points, Rohel Wilson (197-F/C-89) 13 points and 6 rebounds, Mario Herrera (174-PG-97) 12 points, Luis Loria (190-G/F-85) 11 points
ABO: Alexis Araya 10 points, Jose Esquivel 9 points, Jose Solano 9 points

Grecia 87 - Perez Celedon 62
Stats unavailable

ARBA 97 - U. Latina 60
ARB: Dashaun Wiggins (188-G-91, college: Portland St.) 30 points and 8 rebounds, Isaac Conejo (182-G-94) 22 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists, Amaurys Ripool (196-F-86) 11
ULA: Andrew Mason (185-G/F-87) 18 points, Milton Jimenez (G-95) 12 points, Guillermo Campos 10 points

U. Costa Rica 94 - Liberia 93
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Roko-Leni Ukic selected the top Croatian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Roko-Leni Ukic
Roko-Leni Ukic
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced international point guard Roko-Leni Ukic (196-84, agency: XL Basketball Agency, currently plays in Greece). He led AEK Athens to a victory over the closely-ranked AGOR (13-13) 90-78 in the Greek A1 in Sunday night's game. Ukic was MVP of the game. He recorded 24 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists (made all of his eight free throws) in 35 minutes on the court. AEK Athens (19-7) is placed third in the A1. Ukic has relatively good stats this year: 11.1ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.9apg, 2FGP: 51.5%, 3FGP: 32.1% and FT: 82.0% in 27 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Croatian senior national team.

Ante Zizic
Ante Zizic
   #2. Second place goes to an international power forward Ante Zizic (210-97, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Euroleague). Zizic could not help Darussafaka (16-14) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his very good performance Darussafaka was defeated 88-81 at home by the leading Real Madrid. Zizic was the top scorer with 20 points. He also added 5 rebounds and made 2 blocks. This season Zizic averages: 9.0ppg, 6.7rpg, 2FGP: 64.9%(72-111) and FT: 64.3%. Ex-KK Ribola Kastela player is in the roster of the Croatian senior national team.

Krunoslav Simon
Krunoslav Simon
   #3. The Croatian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international swingman Krunoslav Simon (197-85, currently plays in Italy). He was not able to help Armani Milano (22-7) in their last game. Despite Simon's good performance the league leader Armani Milano lost 79-90 on the road to the one of league's weakest teams (#15) VL Pesaro. He was the second best scorer with 13 points. Simon also added 8 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 24 minutes. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. This year Simon has relatively solid stats: 12.1ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.9apg, 2FGP: 58.1%(43-74), 3FGP: 44.7% and FT: 81.1% in 18 games. He is also a member of the Croatian senior national team.

Ante Tomic
Ante Tomic
   #4. Center Ante Tomic (217-87, also represented by XL Basketball Agency, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Sevilla (8-21) 89-72 in the Spanish Liga Endesa last Saturday. Tomic recorded 10 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 15 minutes. FC Barcelona Lassa (20-9) is placed fourth in the Liga Endesa. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. It's Tomic's fifth season with the team. He has reliable stats this year: 12.8ppg, 7.9rpg and 2.2apg in 29 games. Tomic used to play for the Croatian national team back in 2015.

Leon Radosevic
Leon Radosevic
   #5. International power forward Leon Radosevic (207-90, another player represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Germany) contributed to a 1-point Brose Baskets' victory against the 12th-ranked Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (12-20) 85-84 in the German BBL on Saturday night. He scored 10 points, had 5 rebounds and made 2 blocks. Brose Baskets Bamberg (29-3) is placed second in the BBL. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Radosevic's overall stats this season are: 7.4ppg and 2.8rpg. He plays currently for the Croatian national team.

Marko Popovic
Marko Popovic
   #6. Point guard Marko Popovic (185-82, agency: Alti Sport, college: S.Idaho JC, currently plays in Spain) was the major contributor in a 3-point Baloncesto Fuenlabrada's victory against the seventh-ranked Gran Canaria (19-11) 75-72 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game. Popovic recorded 17 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 25 minutes. Montakit Fuenlabrada (12-17) is placed 11th in the Liga Endesa. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be extremely important. Popovic's stats this year are: 13.2ppg, 1.6rpg and 2.2apg in 21 games. He is a former international player as he played for the Croatian senior team six years ago.

Ivan Buva
Ivan Buva
   #7. Former U20 international power forward Ivan Buva (208-91, currently plays in Spain) was the main contributor in a RETAbet BB's victory against the closely-ranked Andorra (15-14) 81-67 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Sunday night. He was the best player in that game. Buva recorded 16 points in only a mere 14 minutes. RETAbet Bilbao Basket (14-15) is placed ninth in the Liga Endesa. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. Buva averaged so far 11.5ppg and 5.2rpg in 29 games. He used to play for the Croatian U20 national team six years ago.

Stjepan Tesija
Stjepan Tesija
   #8. Power forward Stjepan Tesija (206-89, agency: PEPI SPORT, currently plays in Bulgaria) contributed to Beroe's victory against the closely-ranked Spartak Pleven (11-13) 81-69 in the Bulgarian NBL last Thursday. He recorded 12 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 31 minutes. BC Beroe (9-7) is placed third in the NBL. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. This year Tesija's overall stats are: 9.6ppg and 5.8rpg in 25 games. He used to play for the Croatian U18 national team back in 2007.

Bojan Bogdanovic
Bojan Bogdanovic
   #9. International small forward Bojan Bogdanovic (203-89, currently plays in NBA) contributed to a Washington Wizards' victory against the Atlanta Hawks (43-39) 103-99 in the NBA on Wednesday night. Bogdanovic scored 14 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. The Washington Wizards have 49-33 record this season. Bogdanovic has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 12.1ppg and 3.4rpg. Bogdanovic is also in the roster of the Croatian national team.

Jure Skific
Jure Skific
   #10. Forward Jure Skific (202-88, agency: 011 Sports, currently plays in Poland) helped Twarde Pierniki win their game against the tenth-ranked PGE Turow (17-15) 89-86 in the Polish PLK in Sunday night's game. He scored 14 points in a mere 18 minutes. Polski Cukier Torun (21-11) is placed fourth in the PLK. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. It's Skific's first season with the team. Skific averaged so far 10.4ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.6apg in 32 games. He is a former U18 international player as eleven years ago he still played for the Croatian national team.

   #11. Former U20 international center Domagoj Bubalo (212-91, another player represented by 011 Sports, currently plays in Estonia) was not able to secure a victory for Parnu (4-0) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite Bubalo's very good performance the league leader Parnu was defeated 77-67 on their home court in Parnu by the lower-ranked Kalev/Cramo (#3). He was the top scorer with 20 points. Bubalo also added 8 rebounds. This season he has very high stats. Bubalo averages: 16.9ppg, 8.3rpg and 1.6apg. He used to play for the Croatian U20 national team six years ago.

   #12. Former international power forward Damir Markota (209-85, another player represented by XL Basketball Agency, currently plays in Turkey) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Istanbul BBSK (11-17) in their last game. Despite Markota's good performance Istanbul BBSK was edged 80-79 on their home court in Istanbul by the higher-ranked (#9) Tofas. He recorded 14 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 23 minutes. This year Markota's total stats are: 8.4ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.7apg in 27 games. He used to play for the Croatian national team back in 2014.

   #13. International point guard Dontaye Draper (180-84, college: Charleston, currently plays in Euroleague) faced previously mentioned Ante Zizic in the Euroleague last game. Draper managed to help Real Madrid to win against the eighth-ranked Darussafaka 88-81. He scored only 3 points. Draper has averaged so far 2.8ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.5apg. He is a naturalized American. Draper is also Croatian national team player. He used to play for Cedevita Zagreb in Croatian league.

   #14. Former international power forward Mario Delas (207-90, currently plays in Italy) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams one of league's weakest teams Betaland Cdo (14-15) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Delas' good performance Betaland Cdo was defeated 87-75 in Brindisi by the higher-ranked Enel (#8). He recorded a double-double by scoring 10 points and getting the same number of rebounds. Delas also added 3 assists. Delas has averaged so far 9.4ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.3apg. He used to play for the Croatian national team back in 2014.

   #15. Former U20 international center Jure Lalic (211-86, currently plays in FYR Macedonia) helped MZT Skopje win their game against the third-ranked Karpos Sokoli crushing them 83-61 in a derby game in the FYR Macedonian Prva Liga in Wednesday night's game. Lalic scored 17 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 21 minutes. Lalic averaged so far 13.3ppg, 7.1rpg and 1.4apg in nine games. He used to play for the Croatian U20 national team eleven years ago.

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

   #1. Experienced Hrvoje Puljko (193-G-83, agency: Mansfield and Associates, currently plays in Iran) could not help Tabriz (3-3) in their last game on Thursday. Despite Puljko's very good performance the third-placed Tabriz (3-3) was badly defeated 90-74 on the road by the second-ranked Azad in the Group 1. He was the top scorer with 38 points. Puljko also added 6 rebounds. Puljko has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 23.2ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.6apg and 1.4spg.

   #2. Mateo Seric (203-PF-99, currently plays in Germany) was not able to help EnBW Ludwigsburg (17-15) in their last game on Monday. Despite Seric's good performance EnBW Ludwigsburg was defeated 86-76 in Berlin by the higher-ranked ALBA (#5). He was the top scorer with 12 points. Seric also added 4 rebounds. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. It's Seric's first season with the team. His overall stats this year are: 4.0ppg and 1.6rpg. Seric has a dual citizenship: Croatian and German. Despite his Croatian passport, Seric previously played for the German U16 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Croatian team.

   #3. Anthony Drmic (198-G/F-92, college: Boise St., currently plays in Australia) led Noarlunga City Southern Tigers to a victory over the eighth-ranked West Adelaide Bearcats (2-3) 95-82 in the Australian State League (second division) in Saturday night's game. Drmic was the top player that evening. He scored 36 points (!!!), had 8 rebounds and dished 3 assists; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Drmic's third season in pro basketball. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers (4-1) are placed second in Premier League. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. This year Drmic has very high stats. He averages: 28.0ppg, 7.8rpg, 2.2apg and 1.2spg. Drmic is another player who holds two passports: Croatian and Australian.

   #4. Milan Stegnjaic (204-F/C-81, currently plays in Austria) was the main contributor in a Kapfenberg Bulls' victory against the league outsider Dukes (4-28) 82-74 in the Austrian A Bundesliga last Friday. Stegnjaic was the top player that evening. He scored 24 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 28 minutes. ECE Bulls Kapfenberg (21-11) is placed third in the A Bundesliga. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. Stegnjaic averaged so far 11.2ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.2apg in 30 games he played so far. He has both Croatian and Austrian nationalities.

   #5. Mladen Pavlovic (193-G-89, currently plays in Serbia) was not able to secure a victory for one of league's weakest teams one of league's weakest teams one of league's weakest teams Vrsac (14-8) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Pavlovic's good performance Vrsac was edged 93-91 in Sremska Mitrovica by the higher-ranked Mega Leks (#3). He scored 12 points. Pavlovic has averaged so far 8.3ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.3apg and 1.2spg. He also holds two passports: Croatian and Serbian.

   #6. Mladen Primorac (210-C-90, agency: PEPI SPORT, currently plays in Czech Republic) couldn't help USK Praha (16-15) in their last game. Despite Primorac's good performance the fourth-placed USK Praha lost 68-73 in Opava to the lower-ranked (#5) BK Opava in the Places 1-6 group. He had a double-double by scoring 11 points and getting 13 rebounds. Primorac also added 3 assists, 3 blocks and 4 steals in 29 minutes. Primorac has averaged so far 8.4ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.5apg in 29 games.

   #7. Marko Jagodic Kuridza (205-PF-87, also represented by PEPI SPORT, currently plays in Belgium) contributed to Oostende's victory against the league outsider Liege Basket 89-76 in the Belgian Euromillions League last Wednesday. He scored 6 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 23 minutes. Jagodic Kuridza has averaged so far 6.3ppg and 4.7rpg in 32 games. He holds both Serbian and Croatian passports.

   #8. Veljko Budimir (199-F-85, currently plays in Hungary) contributed to an easy victory against the third-ranked Szedeak crushing them 93-61 in the Hungarian A Division last Tuesday. Budimir scored 11 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 28 minutes. Budimir averaged so far 13.8ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.0apg and 1.1spg in 33 games.

   #9. Igor Maric (196-F-85, currently plays in Slovakia) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Prievidza (28-12) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his good performance Prievidza was crushed 104-75 in Bratislava by the second-ranked Inter. Maric scored 10 points, grabbed 7 boards, passed 4 assists and added 3 steals. Maric averaged so far 13.0ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.8apg and 1.4spg.

   #10. Toni Bizaca (202-F-82, agency: XL Basketball Agency, currently plays in Sweden) couldn't help Sodertalje Kings in their game against BC Lulea in the Swedish Basketligan, despite his very good performance in Tuesday night's game. He was the top scorer with 19 points in a mere 17 minutes. But his team lost 77-81. Bizaca has very impressive stats this year: 16.6ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.5apg in 42 games.



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  CUBA  


Javier Justiz's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Cubans playing currently abroad: - by Eurobasket Center

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

Javier Justiz
Javier Justiz
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Javier Justiz (205-92, agency: Pro Sports, currently plays in Argentina). He led Estudiantes Concordia to a victory over the ninth-ranked Hispano Americano de Rio Gallegos (20-32) 84-79 in the Argentinian LigaA in Saturday night's game. Justiz was MVP of the game. He had a double-double by scoring 27 points and getting 13 rebounds. Justiz also added 3 blocks in 37 minutes on the court. Estudiantes Concordia (35-16) is placed second in Norte group. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Justiz has relatively good stats this year: 13.9ppg, 9.0rpg, 1.2apg, 2.2bpg, 2FGP: 53.3% and FT: 61.3% in 49 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Cuban senior national team.

Yorman Polas Bartolo
Yorman Polas Bartolo
   #2. Second place goes to former international swingman Yorman Polas Bartolo (192-85, currently plays in Germany). Bartolo contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Giessen 46ers (15-17) 102-85 in the German BBL last Friday. He scored 11 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Telekom Baskets Bonn (18-14) is placed sixth in the BBL. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. This season Bartolo averages: 7.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.7apg, 2FGP: 61.8%(76-123), 3FGP: 16.7% and FT: 62.4%. He has a dual citizenship: Cuban and German. Bartolo played for the Cuban national team in 2011.

Grismay Paumier
Grismay Paumier
   #3. The Cuban player who performed third best last week abroad was former international power forward Grismay Paumier (204-88, currently plays in France). He managed to help SO Maritime Boulogne in a victory against the fourth-ranked Lille Metropole (17-13) 76-64 in the French ProB (second division) last Tuesday. Paumier scored only 4 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 25 minutes. SO Maritime Boulogne (12-18) is placed 15th in the ProB. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. This year Paumier's overall stats are: 9.6ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.2bpg, 2FGP: 56.5%(122-216) and FT: 49.5% in 30 games. He played for the Cuban national team eight years ago.

Taylor Garcia
Taylor Garcia
   #4. Point guard Taylor Garcia (182-87, currently plays in Spain) could not help Quintanar (12-16) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite Garcia's very good performance the 11th-placed Quintanar (12-16) was defeated 80-71 at home by the lower-ranked Viten Getafe Fuenlabrada (#16) in the Group B. He was the top scorer with 19 points. Garcia also added 4 steals. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is quite important. This season Garcia has relatively solid stats: 14.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.3apg and 1.4spg. He used to play for the Cuban national team back in 2009.

Georffri Silvestre
Georffri Silvestre
   #5. An experienced former international power forward Georffri Silvestre (202-79, currently plays in Spain) was the major contributor in a Nautico KIA Tenerife's victory against the seventh-ranked Villarrobledo (15-14) 67-55 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) last Saturday. He scored 14 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Nautico KIA Tenerife (18-9) is placed sixth in Group B. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. Silvestre has reliable stats this season: 14.9ppg and 6.0rpg. He used to play for the Cuban national team seventeen years ago.

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

   #1. Juan Pineiro (193-G-90, agency: Paris Global Sports, currently plays in Puerto Rico). He could not help Brujos (3-8) to beat Caciques (7-4). Pineiro scored 9 points and added 5 assists in only 11 minutes. But Brujos lost 100-105 on the road to the second-ranked Caciques. It was Brujos' third consecutive loss in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. This year Pineiro's overall stats are: 4.0ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.9apg in nine games he played so far.

   #2. Ismael Romero (203-C-91, also represented by Paris Global Sports, currently plays in Puerto Rico) was not able to help one of league's weakest teams Atleticos in their last game on Friday. Despite his good performance Atleticos was defeated 102-87 in Juana Diaz by the higher-ranked Leones (#3). Romero was the second best scorer with 11 points. He also added 4 rebounds and made 2 blocks. This season Romero has relatively solid stats: 11.3ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.5apg and 1.3spg.

   #3. Experienced Yudniel Perez (189-G-84, another player represented by Paris Global Sports, currently plays in Puerto Rico) is a teammate of previously mentioned Ismael Romero and both played together in the last Puerto Rican BSN game. Perez was not able to secure a victory for one of league's weakest teams Atleticos in their game against Leones (7-5). He cannot count it as his best performance. Perez scored only 3 points in 9 minutes on the court. Atleticos lost 87-102 in Juana Diaz to the higher-ranked (#3) Leones. This year Perez's total stats are: 7.5ppg and 2.6rpg in 11 games.

Other top Cuban players, who play abroad:

Howard Sant-Roos (200-F-91) plays for CEZ Nymburk in Czech Republic NBL
Yoanki Mensia (196-F-97) plays for GECR Indalo in Argentinian LigaA
Reynaldo Garcia (187-G-90) plays for San Martin Corrientes in Argentinian LigaA
Leonel Batista (209-C-86) plays for Santeros in Puerto Rican BSN
Sigfredo Casero-Ortiz (185-G-97) plays for Spirou Charleroi in Belgian Euromillions League
Enrique Ramos (202-C-89) plays for Brujos in Puerto Rican BSN
Joan Luis Haiti (201-F/C-82) plays for Olimpia in Uruguayan LUB
Juaquin Duarte (192-G-88) plays for Santos in Mexican LNBP
Adrian Diaz (213-C-93) plays for BC Timisoara in Romanian Liga Nationala

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



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Div.A stats leaders

Points Per Game
 Baden JAXEN
  Etha
  (190-G-90)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Jaxen, Etha21.9 
 2. Brezec, AEK17.2 
 3. Abukar, Keravnos15.4 
 4. Ray, Enosis15.1 
 5. Bussey, Apoel14.5 
 6. Blakes, Enosis14.3 
 7. Pittakas, Apollon13.8 
 8. Walker, Etha13.6 
 9. Wright, Apoel13.2 
 10. Washington, Enosis13.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Terell PARKS
  Keravnos
  (204-C/F-91)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Parks, Keravnos8.4 
 2. Thomas, Enosis8.3 
 3. Dasic, AEK7.3 
 4. Mobley, Apoel7.2 
 5. Blakes, Enosis6.2 
 6. Barnes, Etha6.1 
 7. Wright, Apoel6.1 
 8. Brezec, AEK6.0 
 9. OBrien, Keravnos5.8 
 10. Burnatowski, Apoel5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Kenny BARKER
  Keravnos
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 6
 1. Barker, Keravnos6.0 
 2. Thomas, AEK5.1 
 3. Washington, Enosis4.7 
 4. Ross, Keravnos4.1 
 5. Jaxen, Etha4.1 
 6. Bussey, Apoel4.0 
 7. Koronides, Apollon3.8 
 8. Blakes, Enosis3.1 
 9. Brown, Apoel3.1 
 10. Walker, Etha3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Keravnos
  (188-PG-83)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Ross, Keravnos2.1 
 2. Washington, Enosis1.9 
 3. Dasic, AEK1.8 
 4. Thomas, AEK1.8 
 5. Pittakas, Apollon1.7 
 6. Barker, Keravnos1.5 
 7. Blakes, Enosis1.5 
 8. Parks, Keravnos1.4 
 9. Burnatowski, Apoel1.3 
 10. Jaxen, Etha1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Kevin THOMAS
  Enosis
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Thomas, Enosis1.1 
 2. Suleiman, Apollon0.9 
 3. Mobley, Apoel0.9 
 4. Parks, Keravnos0.7 
 5. Ortiz, Etha0.6 
 6. Burnatowski, Apoel0.5 
 7. OBrien, Keravnos0.5 
 8. Trisokkas, AEK0.4 
 9. Brezec, AEK0.4 
 10. Biggs, AEK0.3 


Division A Round 3 of Finals. Keravnos take 2-1 advantage - by Eurobasket News

Keravnos - AEK 82-72

Keravnos held off AEK to regain the lead in the Division A Finals. The game was mostly controlled by Keravnos. AEK managed to win second period 19-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. Keravnos outrebounded AEK 42-26 including 29 on the defensive glass. It was a great evening for American point guard Ronald Ross (188-83, college: Texas Tech) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. His fellow American import power forward Terell Parks (204-91, college: W.Illinois) helped adding 13 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Keravnos players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Slovenian power forward Primoz Brezec (216-79) with 20 points and Croatian forward Tomislav Petrovic (202-85) scored 17 points and 5 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Keravnos: R.Ross 19+8reb+5ast, M.Abukar 15+5reb+2ast, T.Parks 13+15reb+4ast, J.O'Brien 11+2reb, K.Barker 9+7reb+4ast, N.Stylianou 9+3reb
AEK: P.Brezec 20+3reb+1ast, T.Petrovic 17+5reb, A.Sizopoulos 10+1reb, I.Panteli 9+3ast, L.Anderson 5+7reb+3ast, T.Biggs 5+4reb
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  CZECH REPUBLIC  

Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Lukas PALYZA
  Prostejov
  (202-F-89)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Palyza, Prostejov19.2 
 2. Burnett, BK Pardu.17.7 
 3. Ware, MMCITE B.17.0 
 4. Bohacik, USK Praha16.9 
 5. Brooks, J.Hradec16.8 
 6. Lipkins, J.Hradec15.8 
 7. Skinner, BK Kolin14.7 
 8. Thompson, Usti n.14.6 
 9. Allen, CEZ Nymburk14.3 
 10. Pecka, Usti n.14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Garret KERR
  BK Kolin
  (194-F-92)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Kerr, BK Kolin9.1 
 2. Pecka, Usti n.8.9 
 3. Mickelson, Svitavy7.5 
 4. Ware, MMCITE B.7.3 
 5. Painter, NH Ostrava7.1 
 6. Simpson, MMCITE B.6.7 
 7. Fitzpatrick, Prost.6.6 
 8. Smith, NH Ostrava6.6 
 9. Bohacik, USK Praha6.6 
 10. Kremen, MMCITE B.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Roman MARKO
  Prostejov
  (194-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Marko, Prostejov7.6 
 2. Bannister, Svitavy6.5 
 3. Sirina, BK Opava5.4 
 4. Simmons, Prostejov5.3 
 5. Lawrence, CEZ N.5.3 
 6. Glover, Usti n.4.8 
 7. Kouril, BK Opava4.6 
 8. Ware, MMCITE B.4.3 
 9. Guercy, NH Ostrava4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin WARE
  MMCITE B.
  (188-G-93)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Ware, MMCITE B.2.4 
 2. Glover, Usti n.2.1 
 3. Sant-Roos, CEZ N.2.1 
 4. Lipkins, J.Hradec2.0 
 5. Sirina, BK Opava2.0 
 6. Canada, NH Ostrava1.9 
 7. Smithson, Svitavy1.9 
 8. Marko, Prostejov1.8 
 9. Kerr, BK Kolin1.8 
 10. Slezak, Svitavy1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Ryan CANTY
  J.Hradec
  (206-C-)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Canty, J.Hradec1.7 
 2. Simpson, MMCITE B.1.5 
 3. Mickelson, Svitavy1.4 
 4. Madsen, USK Praha1.3 
 5. Simpson, CEZ N.1.1 
 6. Jelinek, Svitavy0.9 
 7. Pecka, Usti n.0.8 
 8. Ware, MMCITE B.0.7 
 9. Roseboro, Svitavy0.6 
 10. Sant-Roos, CEZ N.0.6 


Jan Vesely selected the top Czech playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Jan Vesely
Jan Vesely
   #1. This week's number one is an international power forward Jan Vesely (213-90, currently plays in Euroleague). He contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Panathinaikos (19-11) 79-61 in the Euroleague in Tuesday night's game. Vesely scored 6 points, had 6 rebounds and made 4 blocks in 25 minutes on the court. Fenerbahce Istanbul (18-12) is placed fifth in the Euroleague. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. This year Vesely averages: 9.6ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.4apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 57.5%(122-212) and FT: 54.2% in 32 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Czech Republic senior national team.

David Jelinek
David Jelinek
   #2. Second place goes to an international swingman David Jelinek (195-90, agency: Octagon Europe, currently plays in Spain). Jelinek could not help Andorra (15-14) to beat RETAbet BB (14-15). He recorded 8 points. Andorra was defeated 81-67 on the road by the lower-ranked RETAbet BB (#9). There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Jelinek has relatively good stats this season: 10.7ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.8apg, 2FGP: 51.9%, 3FGP: 33.6% and FT: 78.8%. He is in the roster of the Czech Republic senior national team.

Filip Halada
Filip Halada
   #3. The Czech Republic player who performed third best last week abroad was former U20 international forward Filip Halada (198-92, currently plays in Slovakia). Halada led Rieker KN to a victory against the league leader Kosice (34-6) 93-80 in the Slovakian SBL on Thursday night. He recorded 15 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in 30 minutes. MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno (24-16) is placed fifth in the SBL. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. This year Halada has relatively solid stats: 10.1ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.5apg, 2FGP: 53.6%, 3FGP: 36.1% and FT: 78.5% in 43 games. He played for the Czech Republic U20 national team five years ago.

Tomas Kyzlink
Tomas Kyzlink
   #4. Shooting guard Tomas Kyzlink (195-93, currently plays in France) contributed to an easy victory against the 14th-ranked Saint-Quentin (12-18) 83-67 in the French ProB (second division) in Tuesday night's game. Kyzlink scored 7 points and added 3 assists. JL Bourg Basket (22-8) is placed first in the ProB. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Kyzlink's overall stats this season are: 8.7ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.9apg. He is also Czech Republic national team player.

Ales Chan
Ales Chan
   #5. An experienced former international center Ales Chan (215-80, college: Seton Hill, currently plays in Austria) was not able to help one of league's weakest teams Raiffeisen Wels (16-16) in their last game. Despite Chan's good performance Raiffeisen Wels were badly defeated 99-80 in Wien by the higher-ranked (#4) Vienna. He recorded 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in 28 minutes. Chan's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is quite important. Chan has reliable stats this year: 11.7ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.3apg and 1.1bpg in 29 games. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team three years ago.

Patrik Auda
Patrik Auda
   #6. Power forward Patrik Auda (206-89, also represented by Octagon Europe, college: Seton Hall, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for La ICL Manresa (4-24) in their game against Unicaja Malaga (19-10) in the Spanish Liga Endesa. Auda did not beat the league record on Wednesday evening. He recorded only 3 points. The bottom-ranked La ICL Manresa was badly defeated 91-75 in Malaga by the much higher-ranked Unicaja (#6). It was La ICL Manresa's fifth consecutive loss in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Auda's overall stats this season are: 9.7ppg and 4.0rpg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Czech Republic National Team roster.

Tomas Hampl
Tomas Hampl
   #7. Former international center Tomas Hampl (215-88, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an easy victory against the 15th-ranked Venta de Banos (2-23) 84-69 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) in Saturday night's game. Hampl scored 10 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in only 10 minutes. Igualatorio Cantabria Estela Santander (23-3) is placed first in Group A-A. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. The Regular Season already ended. Hampl's stats this year are: 13.1ppg and 5.7rpg in 26 games. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team five years ago.

Other top Czech Republic players, who play abroad:

Blake Schilb (201-G/F-83) plays for Galatasaray in Turkish BSL
Tomas Satoransky (201-PG-91) plays for Washington Wizards in the NBA
Ondrej Balvin (217-C-92) plays for Movil Estudiantes in Spanish Liga Endesa
Vit Krejci (193-PG-0) plays for Zaragoza in Spanish Liga Endesa
Adam Pechacek (207-C-95) plays for Blusens Monbus in Spanish Liga Endesa
Simon Pursl (203-F/G-97) plays for Zaragoza in Spanish Liga Endesa
Jiri Hubalek (208-C-82) plays for Imola in Italian Serie A2
Lubos Stria (197-G/F-81) plays for Handlova in Slovakian SBL
Jaroslav Tyrna (207-C-86) plays for Sixers in German Regionalliga

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



Recap of NBL Round 1 of Semi-Finals - by Eurobasket News

BK Pardubice - BK Decin 67-69

BK Decin snatched a narrow road win over BK Pardubice to surge ahead in the semifinal series. The former international point guard Tomas Vyoral (190-92, agency: Octagon Europe) stepped up and scored 22 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and the former international forward Tomas Pomikalek (200-89) chipped in 17 points and 6 rebounds. At the losing side American guard Lamb Autrey (191-89, college: St.Mary's, TX, agency: Octagon Europe) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import forward Dominez Burnett (196-92, college: Davenport, agency: Higher Vision Sports) scored 15 points.
Top scorers:
BK Decin: T.Vyoral 22+8reb+4ast, T.Pomikalek 17+6reb+2ast, O.Siska 10+3reb+1ast, P.Houska 9+4reb+1ast, R.Landa 7+7reb, L.Bazant 2+2reb
BK Pardubice: L.Autrey 15+10reb+4ast, J.Wall 15+5reb, D.Burnett 15+4reb+3ast, R.Necas 9+4reb+5ast, L.Kotas 4+1reb+2ast, D.Pandula 4+2reb
gschID: 545324


CEZ Nymburk - BK Opava 100-64

CEZ Nymburk beat BK Opava to take 1-0 lead in the series. CEZ Nymburk dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to BK Opava's 20. CEZ Nymburk forced 21 BK Opava turnovers and outrebounded them 43-31 including a 36-24 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 32 assists comparing to just 17 passes made by BK Opava's players. American power forward Kenny Hall (206-90, college: Tennessee) nailed 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side and international forward Martin Kriz (200-93) accounted for 14 points and 8 rebounds. Four CEZ Nymburk players scored in double figures. CEZ Nymburk's coach Ronen Ginzburg felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Viktor Cvek (200-89) came up with 15 points and point guard Radovan Kouril (185-95) added 12 points and 5 assists respectively for BK Opava in the defeat.
Top scorers:
CEZ Nymburk: K.Hall 18+7reb+2ast, M.Kriz 14+8reb+3ast, P.Benda 13+4reb, B.Allen 10+2reb+6ast, E.Lawrence 10+1reb+4ast, V.Hruban 9+2reb+5ast
BK Opava: V.Cvek 15+3reb, R.Kouril 12+1reb+5ast, R.Klecka 11+5reb, V.Bujnoch 9+4reb+1ast, J.Blazek 8+5reb+1ast, J.Sirina 5+3reb+5ast
gschID: 545323





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Shavon Shields selected the top Danish playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Shavon Shields
Shavon Shields
   #1. This week's number one is former international guard Shavon Shields (201-94, college: Nebraska, currently plays in Italy). He led Dolomiti En. TR to a victory against the 13th-ranked AV Cantu (11-18) 91-77 in the Italian Serie A in Sunday night's game. Shields scored 14 points and added 3 assists in 31 minutes on the court; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. Dolomiti Energia Trento (17-12) is placed fifth in the Serie A. Shields' team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Shields has relatively good stats this year: 11.3ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.7apg, 2FGP: 56.0%(14-25) in three games he played so far. He played for the Danish senior national team two years ago.

Chanan Colman
Chanan Colman
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced former international guard Chanan Colman (191-84, college: Chipola JC, currently plays in Israel). Colman contributed to a Hapoel Eilat's victory against the ninth-ranked Hapoel Tel-Aviv (13-16) 91-84 in the Israeli Winner League last Thursday. He scored 8 points. Hapoel Eilat (19-10) is placed first in the Winner League. It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. This season Colman averages: 7.6ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.1apg, 2FGP: 49.1%, 3FGP: 35.7% and FT: 81.0%. He has a dual citizenship: Danish and Israeli. Former Roskilde BC starter played for the Danish national team in 2008.

Alan Voskuil
Alan Voskuil
   #3. The Danish player who performed third best last week abroad was an international guard Alan Voskuil (191-86, college: Texas Tech, currently plays in Italy). Voskuil led Viola RC to a 2-point victory over the 14th-ranked Chieti (10-20) 95-93 in the Italian Serie A2 (second division) on Sunday night. He was MVP of the game. Voskuil recorded 33 points (!!!) and added 3 assists in 44 minutes. Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabriais placed tenth in West group. Voskuil has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.4ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.7apg, 3FGP: 40.9% and FT: 74.2% in 14 games. Voskuil is a naturalized American. He is also a member of the Danish senior national team. Voskuil used to play for Horsens IC in Danish league.

Kevin Larsen
Kevin Larsen
   #4. Power forward Kevin Larsen (207-93, college: G.Washington, currently plays in Germany) helped Mitteldeutscher BC win their game against the closely-ranked Kirchheim Knights (20-10) crushing them 100-79 in the German ProA (second division) in Wednesday night's game. He scored 7 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Mitteldeutscher BC Weissenfels (27-3) is placed first in the ProA. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. Larsen's overall stats this season are: 3.9ppg and 3.6rpg. He used to play for the Danish national team back in 2015.

Mikkel Plannthin
Mikkel Plannthin
   #5. Former international guard Mikkel Plannthin (195-88, agency: Octagon Europe, currently plays in Sweden). Plannthin could not help Norrkoping Dolphins (23-9) to beat Sodertalje Kings (23-9). He scored 5 points in 25 minutes. Norrkoping Dolphins lost 69-78 on the road to the lower-ranked (#3) Sodertalje Kings. They ended the series of six consecutive victories. It's Plannthin's first season with the team. This year Plannthin's overall stats are: 6.8ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.4apg and 1.1spg in 41 games. He used to play for the Danish national team two years ago.

Other top Danish players, who play abroad:

Stefan Jevric (200-F-98) plays for Andorra in Spanish Liga Endesa
Tencho Tenchev (202-F-93) plays for Beroe in Bulgarian NBL
Darko Jukic (199-G-90) plays for Krka in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM
Nicolai Andersen (203-C-96) plays for Kouvot in Finnish Korisliiga
Zarko Jukic (201-F-93) plays for Ourense in Spanish LEB Gold
Jonathan Gilling (203-F-91) plays for Leche Rio Breogan in Spanish LEB Gold
Mads Sturup (195-F/G-97) plays for Fontedoso Carrefour in Spanish LEB Silver
Sebastian Petersen (188-G-95) plays for Malbas in Swedish Basketligan
Lasse Elbaek (208-C-94) plays for Malbas in Swedish Basketligan
Mikkel Andersen (194-G-95) plays for Gimle BBK in Norwegian BLNO

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



Ligaen Round 3 of Finals. Bakken register second consecutive win - by Eurobasket News

Bakken - Horsens IC 91-81

Bakken prevailed against Horsens IC to celebrate the second straight win in Ligaen Finals. The game was mostly controlled by Bakken. Horsens IC managed to win fourth quarter 23-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Bakken looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Horsens IC's players. It was a great evening for American-Trinidad and Tobago guard Devaughn Akoon-Purcell (196-93, college: Illinois St.) who led his team to a victory scoring 26 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. The former international swingman Thomas Laerke (195-91, agency: Blacktop Management) helped adding 19 points and 5 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Australian forward Dan Trist (206-92, college: Lafayette) with 18 points and 5 rebounds and international guard Gabriel Lundberg (193-94) scored 17 points. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Bakken: D.Akoon-Purcell 26+9reb+5ast, T.Laerke 19+5reb+1ast, M.Diouf 12+5reb+2ast, J.Williamson 12+9reb+3ast, M.Gesell 10+2reb+11ast, C.Christoffersen 4+2reb
Horsens IC: D.Trist 18+5reb+2ast, G.Lundberg 17+2reb+2ast, L.Alexander 14+3reb+2ast, V.Borovcanin 11+4reb+3ast, M.Mack 10+6reb+4ast, M.Mornar 5+1reb
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Steve Gansey returns as Mad Ants coach - by Eurobasket News

Steve Gansey will return as coach of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants next season, the Indiana Pacers announced today. Gansey will enter his third season as coach after leading the team to a 30-20 record and a berth in the NBA Development League playoffs last season. 'I am really excited to be back with the Mad Ants and I appreciate all of the fans' support over the last couple years,' Gansey said in a released statement. 'I would like to thank (Mad Ants general manager) Brian Levy and the rest of the Pacers/Mad Ants organization for allowing me to lead the team next season.' The Pacers originally signed Gansey to a two-year contract with an option for a third season. He will be the first Mad Ants coach in the team's 11 years to coach for three consecutive seasons. The Mad Ants finished 20-30 in his first season before a major turnaround this year. 'Steve has shown a great professional and personal development over the last two seasons with the Mad Ants,' Levy said in a released statement. 'The hard work he and his staff have put in makes us feel the team is headed in a positive direction under his leadership.' Mad Ants players Jarrod Uthoff, Alex Poythress and Ben Bentil all received NBA call-ups during the season, with Uthoff ultimately signing a deal with the Dallas Mavericks. Gansey broke into coaching with the Mad Ants as an intern in 2009-10 and worked his way up to assistant coach and later to interim coach. He left for one season to work as associate head coach of the Canton Charge before returning as Mad Ants head coach when the Indiana Pacers bought the team three years ago.
Courtesy of: news-sentinel.com



USBasket.com All-D-League Awards 2017 - by Eurobasket Center

USBasket.com All-D-League 1st Team 2017
Keith Benson
Benson
Vander Blue
Blue
Quinn Cook
Cook
Dakari Johnson
Johnson
Edy Tavares
Tavares

Finals MVP: Pascal Siakam (6'9''-F-94)
Player of the Year: Vander Blue (6'5''-SG-92)
Guard of the Year: Quinn Cook (6'2''-PG-93)
Forward of the Year: Dakari Johnson (7'0''-C/F-95)
Center of the Year: Keith Benson (6'11''-C-88)
Most Improved Player of the Year: Devondrick Walker (6'5''-G-92)
Rookie of the Year: Abdel Nader (6'6''-F-93)
Impact Player of the Year: John Holland (195-F/G-88)
Defensive Player of the Year: Edy Tavares (7'3''-C-92)
Jason Collier Sportsmanship Award: Keith Wright (203-F-89)
Coach of the Year: Jerry Stackhouse of Raptors 905

1st Team
C: Keith Benson (6'11''-C-88)
SG: Vander Blue (6'5''-SG-92)
PG: Quinn Cook (6'2''-PG-93)
C/F: Dakari Johnson (7'0''-C/F-95)
C: Edy Tavares (7'3''-C-92)

2nd Team
F: Shawn Long (6'11''-F-93)
G: Josh Magette (6'1''-G-89)
F: Abdel Nader (6'6''-F-93)
F: Alex Poythress (6'8''-F-93)
PG: Briante Weber (6'2''-PG-92)

3rd Team
F/G: John Holland (195-F/G-88)
F: Marcus Georges-Hunt (6'5''-F-94)
G/F: Jalen Jones (6'7''-G/F-93)
F: Eric Moreland (6'10''-F-91)
G/F: Axel Toupane (6'6''-G/F-92)

All-Rookie Team
G/F: Jalen Jones (6'7''-G/F-93)
F: Abdel Nader (6'6''-F-93)
G: David Nwaba (6'4''-G-93)
F: Alex Poythress (6'8''-F-93)
PG: Isaiah Taylor (6'3''-PG-94)

All-Defensive Team
C: Keith Benson (6'11''-C-88)
F: Eric Moreland (6'10''-F-91)
G: David Nwaba (6'4''-G-93)
C: Edy Tavares (7'3''-C-92)
PG: Briante Weber (6'2''-PG-92)



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Sammy Mejia's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Dominicans playing currently abroad: - by Eurobasket Center

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

Sammy Mejia
Sammy Mejia
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced former international swingman Sammy Mejia (198-83, college: De Paul, currently plays in Turkey). Mejia was the major contributor in Tofas' victory against the closely-ranked Istanbul BBSK (11-17) 80-79 in the Turkish BSL on Saturday night. He had a double-double by scoring 21 points and getting 16 rebounds. Mejia also added and 3 steals in 33 minutes on the court. Tofas Bursa (13-15) is placed ninth in the BSL. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Mejia has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.1ppg, 5.5rpg, 3.9apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 63.1%(99-157), 3FGP: 42.2% and FT: 76.2% in 28 games he played so far. Mejia has a dual citizenship: Dominican Republic and American. He played for the Dominican Republic senior national team twelve years ago. Strangely Mejia has never played in Dominican Republic.

Trevor Ariza
Trevor Ariza
   #2. Second place goes to former international forward Trevor Ariza (203-85, college: UCLA, currently plays in NBA). Ariza led Houston Rockets to a victory over the San Antonio Spurs (61-21) crushing them 126-99 in the NBA last Monday. He was MVP of the game. Ariza recorded 23 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 31 minutes. The Houston Rockets have a solid 55-27 record this season. Ariza has very impressive stats this year: 11.5ppg, 5.6rpg, 2.2apg, 1.8spg, 2FGP: 55.5%(146-263), 3FGP: 34.2% and FT: 75.7% in 86 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Dominican Republic and American. Ariza played for the Dominican Republic national team in 2005. Apparently he has never played in Dominican Republic.

Jose Cabrera
Jose Cabrera
   #3. The Dominican Republic player who performed third best last week abroad was former international power forward Jose Cabrera (206-84, currently plays in Spain). He contributed to an Mataro's surprising victory against the third-ranked Menorca (15-11) crushing them 75-43 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) on Saturday night. Cabrera had a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting the same number of rebounds. He also added 4 assists and 3 blocks in 37 minutes. Feimat Mataro (11-15) is placed 13th in Group C-A. The Regular Season already ended. Cabrera has relatively good stats this year: 10.7ppg, 8.9rpg, 1.5apg, 2FGP: 57.5%(65-113) and FT: 59.6% in 15 games. He played for the Dominican Republic national team eleven years ago.

Jeff Greer
Jeff Greer
   #4. Shooting guard Jeff Greer (196-79, college: Rutgers, currently plays in France). Greer could not help Poitiers (16-14) to beat JL Bourg (22-8). He scored 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Poitiers was crushed 86-64 on the road by the leading JL Bourg. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. It's Greer's fourth season with the team. Greer's overall stats this year are: 3.6ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.6apg. He has both American and Dominican Republic nationalities. Greer used to play for the Dominican Republic national team back in 2009. He played also for Cocolos de San Pedro de Macoris in Dominican Republic league.

Gregorio Adon
Gregorio Adon
   #5. Former U17 international forward Gregorio Adon (198-91, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help Marin in their game against Gipuzkoa (25-9) in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). Adon cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 3 points. The bottom-ranked Marin was defeated 98-90 at home by the leading Gipuzkoa. The Regular Season already ended. It's Adon's first season with the team. Adon's overall stats this year are: 3.9ppg and 2.7rpg. He used to play for the Dominican Republic U17 national team ten years ago.

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

   #1. Eloy Vargas (211-C-88, agency: Duran International, college: Kentucky, currently plays in Argentina) was the major contributor in a 2-point GECR Indalo's victory against the sixth-ranked Quimsa (0-2) 89-87 in the Argentinian LigaA in Thursday night's game. He had a double-double by scoring 16 points and getting 13 rebounds in 27 minutes. Gimnasia-Indalo Esgr.Comodoro Rivadavia (25-26) is placed fifth in Sur group. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Vargas has relatively good stats this year: 13.9ppg, 8.1rpg and 1.1apg in 28 games he played so far.

   #2. Alfred Horford (208-F/C-86, college: Florida, currently plays in NBA) led Boston Celtics to a victory against the Washington Wizards (49-33) 123-111 in the NBA last Sunday. He recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points and making 10 passes. Horford also added 9 rebounds. The Boston Celtics have a solid 53-29 record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Horford has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 14.2ppg, 7.0rpg, 5.1apg and 1.2bpg.

   #3. Rigoberto Mendoza (190-G-92, currently plays in Puerto Rico) led Santeros to a victory over the closely-ranked Leones (7-5) 81-72 in the Puerto Rican BSN in Sunday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Mendoza scored 28 points (!!!) and grabbed 9 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Santeros de Aguada (11-1) is placed first in the BSN. It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. This year Mendoza has very high stats. He averages: 17.3ppg, 7.1rpg, 2.4apg and 1.1spg.

   #4. Victor Liz (188-SG-86, agency: Basket Management Solutions, currently plays in Puerto Rico) was the main contributor in Leones' victory against the closely-ranked Capitanes (5-6) 86-77 in the Puerto Rican BSN on Wednesday night. Liz was the best player in that game. He recorded 28 points (!!!), 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals. Leones de Ponce (7-5) is placed third in the BSN. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Liz has very high stats. He averages: 20.1ppg, 5.6rpg, 3.5apg and 1.9spg.

   #5. James Feldeine (193-G-88, college: Quinnipiac, currently plays in Euroleague). Feldeine could not help Panathinaikos (19-11) to beat Fenerbahce (18-12). He scored 6 points in 18 minutes. Panathinaikos was badly defeated 79-61 on the road by the lower-ranked (#5) Fenerbahce. This year Feldeine's overall stats are: 6.7ppg, 1.1rpg and 2.0apg in 33 games. He has a dual citizenship: Dominican Republic and American. Interesting that Feldeine has never played in Dominican Republic.

   #6. Ronald Ramon (183-G-86, college: Pittsburgh, currently plays in Brazil) was not able to help Flamengo in their game against Pinheiros in the Brazilian NBB. He recorded 8 points and added 6 passes. His team was defeated 102-98. Ramon's overall stats this season are: 9.8ppg, 2.4rpg, 4.0apg and 1.1spg. He is another player who holds two passports: Dominican Republic and American. Interesting that Ramon has never played in Dominican Republic.

   #7. Experienced Eulis Baez (201-F-82, college: W.Illinois, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Gran Canaria in their game against Baloncesto Fuenlabrada in the Spanish Liga Endesa. He recorded only 4 points in 18 minutes. His team was edged 75-72. This year Baez's overall stats are: 8.2ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.1apg in 29 games.

   #8. Gelvis Solano (185-G-94, also represented by Basket Management Solutions, college: Merrimack, currently plays in Argentina) couldn't help Echague (8-44) in their last game on Monday. Despite his very good performance the tenth-placed Echague was crushed 88-66 at home by the higher-ranked Hispano Americano de Rio Gallegos (#9) in the Norte group. Solano was the top scorer with 18 points. He also added 3 passes. This season Solano has very high stats. He averages: 19.7ppg, 3.9rpg, 4.1apg and 2.0spg.

   #9. Kelvin Pena (193-G-80, another player represented by Basket Management Solutions, college: Southeastern CC, currently plays in Venezuela) couldn't help Toros (6-17) in their last game. Despite Pena's very good performance the fifth-placed Toros lost 73-82 on their home court in Maracay to the lower-ranked (#5) Panteras in the Western Conference. He was the second best scorer with 15 points. Pena also added 5 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 30 minutes. Pena has relatively good stats this year: 14.7ppg, 4.1rpg and 2.9apg in 19 games.

   #10. M.J. Rhett (206-PF-92, college: Mississippi, currently plays in France) contributed to a Cholet Basket's victory against the closely-ranked Chalons-Reims 76-71 in the French ProA on Tuesday night. He scored 13 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Rhett's overall stats this season are: 7.8ppg and 4.8rpg. He has both American and Dominican Republic nationalities. Rhett used to play for Leones de Santo Domingo in Dominican Republic league.



Indios de San Francisco lands Francisco Garcia - by Eurobasket News

Indios de San Francisco (LNB) tabbed experienced 36-year old Dominican swingman Francisco Garcia (201-88kg-81, college: Louisville). He played in the summer at Vaqueros de Bayamon in Puerto Rican BSN league. In 31 games he averaged 12.3ppg, 3.1rpg and 3.3apg. Garcia helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final.
In 2005 he was drafted by Sacramento Kings (NBA) in first round (23rd overall). The former University of Louisville staris in his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Garcia received Eurobasket.com All-World Cup Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
He represented Dominican Republic at the FIBA Americas in Caracas (Venezuela) four years ago. Garcia's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 9 games: 10.7ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.4apg, 1.3spg, Blocks-5 (1.0bpg), FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 69.2%.
Garcia has played also professionally in NBA (Houston Rockets).
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Indios de San Francisco.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Marcus Thomas' triple-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

Talented American Marcus Thomas (191-G/F-95) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's second-best Izalco and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11.
The 21-year old swingman recorded a triple-double of 33 points adding also eighteen rebounds and ten assists, while his team beat ExSAL ST (#6, 4-6) 76-63. Izalco maintains the 2nd position in Salvadorean Liga Superior. They are still close to the very top. Izalco would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 8-1 record. In the team's last game Thomas had a remarkable 56.0% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Izalco, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Rosemont College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Thomas is league's best scorer averaging so far 49.1ppg and is league's best passer with 10.7apg. Thomas is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 20.0rpg) and averages solid 2.9spg and 62.0% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was Diego Ferrin of Thunder. Ferrin impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 28 points and 13 rebounds. Bad luck as Thunder lost that game 78-88 to slightly lower-ranked ABA (#5, 5-6). This loss caused Thunder to drop to 4th position in the standings. His team's 7-4 record is not bad at all. Ferrin is well-known by Thunder fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 31.4ppg (#2). His other stats are also decent: 12.0rpg and 3.9apg.

The third best performed player last round was Ronald Flores of top-ranked Marquense. Flores showcased his all-around game by recording 23 points, twelve rebounds (!!!) and four assists in the last round. He was a key player of Marquense, leading his team to a 102-54 easy win against the lower-ranked Chalchuapa (#7, 4-7). Many experts and fans count Marquense as a contender for championship title. Another victory and another confirmation that they may be right. Just look at their record: 9 victories and only one lost game. They are currently at the very top of the standings. Flores has a very solid season. In 10 games in El Salvador he scored 8.3ppg. He also has 5.5rpg and FGP: 52.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Francis Carcamo (167-PG-98) of Chalchuapa - 29 points and 5 rebounds
5. Edson Sosa (188-F-78) of ABA - 24 points and 10 rebounds
6. Donald Lawes (201-C-89) of ExSAL ST - 12 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Carlos Pineda (178-G-92) of Biomedical - 28 points and 2 rebounds
8. Nestor Cordero (82) of Biomedical - 7 points, 16 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Manuel Artiga (196-F/C-83) of Marquense - 21 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Jonathan Zometa) of ABA - 21 points, 5 rebounds and 7 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)



Tobias Dowdell claims Salvadorean Liga MB weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Tobias Dowdell (201-F-90) had a great game in the last round for Santa Ana and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Liga MB Player of the Week award for round 34.
The 26-year old forward had a double-double of 36 points and fifteen rebounds, while his team beat Quezaltepeque (#8, 10-13) 96-86. Santa Ana maintains the 12th position in Salvadorean Liga MB. The season is in a full swing, so it's only a dream for the team to make it into top half of the standings. For contrary they may face relegation if the situation turns from bad to worse. Santa Ana have already lost 17 games and recorded just seven victories. In the team's last game Dowdell had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Santa Ana, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Tobias Dowdell averages this season 23.2ppg and 11.4rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 30-year old American forward Eddie Ishman (196-F-86) of El Rapido. Ishman impressed basketball fans with a triple-double of 35 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists. Bad luck as El Rapido lost that game 84-97 to the higher-ranked Brujos Izalco (#2, 20-3). This loss caused El Rapido to drop to 7th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 13-11 record is not bad and everything may still change. Ishman is one of the most experienced players at El Rapido and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 24.6ppg (#9). He also registered 11.3 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Louis Birdsong (198-F-88) of Arcense (#13). Birdsong got into 30-points club by scoring 35 points in the last round. He went also for fourteen rebounds and five assists. He was a key player of Arcense, leading his team to a 84-78 win against slightly lower-ranked San Miguel (#14, 5-18). Arcense can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 6-18 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Birdsong he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Birdsong has a very solid season. In 14 games in El Salvador he scored 20.5ppg. He also has 11.1rpg, 3.6apg and 2.4bpg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Christopher Miller (192-F/G-93) of Denver-FAS - 38 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Anthony Moe (206-F/C) of Cojute - 30 points, 22 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Malcolm Tatum (188-G) of Santa Ana - 31 points, 13 rebounds and 9 assists
7. Luis Portal (186-PF-86) of Quezaltepeque - 29 points and 4 rebounds
8. Brandon Thompson (193-G) of Arcense - 31 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Brian De Leon (206-F-89) of San Miguel - 12 points, 22 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Daniel King (203-PF-87) of El Rapido - 20 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists

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



Liga MB Round 34: Leader Santa Tecla gets another victory - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in Liga MB is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 6 rounds.

Leader Santa Tecla delivered the twenty first win on Sunday night. This time they beat 10th ranked Sonsonate (9-13) 87-79. Santa Tecla looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Cuban Oreste Torres (204-87) fired 33 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds for the winners. Center Carlos Arias (200-89) chipped in 5 points, 19 rebounds, 6 assists and 6 steals. American-Panamanian forward Adalberto Rojas (198-86) produced a double-double by scoring 26 points and 18 rebounds for lost side. Santa Tecla have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 21-3 record. Sonsonate lost seventh consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the ninth place with 13 games lost. They share the position with Denver-FAS. Santa Tecla will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Sonsonate will play on the road against the league's second-placed Brujos Izalco (#2) and is hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Santa Ana, where higher ranked Quezaltepeque (10-13) lost to twelfth ranked Santa Ana (7-16) in a road game 86-96. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Tobias Dowdell (201-90, college: Alders.-Broad.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!), 15 rebounds and 4 assists. Malcolm Tatum contributed with 31 points, 13 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. Luis Portal (186-86) replied with 29 points (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field) for Quezaltepeque. Santa Ana have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain twelfth position with 7-16 record. Quezaltepeque lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with 13 games lost. Santa Ana will play against higher ranked Halcones (#3) in Sonzacate in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Quezaltepeque will play on the road against 11 Lobos (#11) in Chalchuapa and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Izalco. Local Brujos Izalco (20-3) beat 6th ranked El Rapido (13-11) 97-84 on Sunday night. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of El Rapido. Travis Elliott scored 16 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists to lead the charge for the winners. At the losing side Eddie Ishman responded with a triple-double by scoring 35 points (!!!), 14 rebounds and 10 assists. Brujos Izalco have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 20-3 record behind leader Santa Tecla. El Rapido at the other side dropped to the seventh place with 11 games lost. Brujos Izalco will meet at home Sonsonate (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. El Rapido will have a break next round.

In the last two games of round 34 Denver-FAS was defeated by Cojute in Cojutepeque 92-80. Arcense beat San Miguel at home 84-78.

Cojute - Denver-FAS 92-80

There was no surprise in Cojutepeque where 9th ranked Denver-FAS (9-13) was defeated by seventh ranked Cojute (13-9) 92-80 on Sunday. Cojute forced 25 Denver-FAS turnovers and outrebounded them 61-47 including 25 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The game was dominated by American players. Power forward Anthony Moe (206, college: Millersville) had a double-double by scoring 30 points and 22 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Brandon Golden (193, college: Midwestern St.) chipped in 29 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals during the contest. At the losing side swingman Christopher Miller (192-93, college: Salem Intern.) responded with 38 points (!!!) and 6 assists and Thomas Alexander (197, college: Arkansas Tech) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points, 13 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals. Cojute have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place. Denver-FAS lost third consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with 13 games lost. They share it with Sonsonate. Cojute will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Denver-FAS will play against San Miguel (#14) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Cojute: A.Moe 30+22reb+2ast, B.Golden 29+6reb+8ast, S.Sill 16+12reb+2ast, B.Reyes 8+4reb+5ast, L.Quintanilla 5+2reb+4ast, B.Garcia 4+13reb+2ast
Denver-FAS: C.Miller 38+4reb+6ast, T.Alexander 13+13reb+8ast, O.Akingkube 10+16reb+1ast, E.Aguilar 8+5reb+3ast, R.Iglesias 6+4reb+5ast, A.Alas 2+3reb
gschID: 537101


Brujos Izalco - El Rapido 97-84

The game with biggest result difference took place in Izalco. Local Brujos Izalco (20-3) beat 6th ranked El Rapido (13-11) 97-84 on Sunday night. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of El Rapido. Brujos Izalco made 24-of-31 free shots (77.4 percent) during the game. They also forced 29 El Rapido turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. American center Travis Elliott (203-91, college: Beth.-Cookman) scored 16 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import forward Garland McArthur (197-88, college: Voorhees) chipped in 23 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Five Brujos Izalco players scored in double figures. At the losing side American forward Eddie Ishman (196-86, college: Miles) responded with a triple-double by scoring 35 points (!!!), 14 rebounds and 10 assists and Panamanian Daniel King (203-87, college: Texas Southern) produced a triple-double by scoring 20 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists. Brujos Izalco have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 20-3 record behind leader Santa Tecla. El Rapido at the other side dropped to the seventh place with 11 games lost. Brujos Izalco will meet at home Sonsonate (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. El Rapido will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Brujos Izalco: G.McArthur 23+8reb+1ast, D.Thompson 22+8reb+2ast, R.Mendez 20+5reb+3ast, T.Elliott 16+9reb+8ast, M.Flores 13+3reb+6ast, A.Navarrete 3+2reb+2ast
El Rapido: E.Ishman 35+14reb+10ast, D.King 20+13reb+11ast, M.Lopez 12+3reb+6ast, F.Martinez 8+1reb+1ast, C.Marquina 4+6reb, M.Duran 4+4reb+2ast
gschID: 537099


Sonsonate - Santa Tecla 79-87

Leader Santa Tecla delivered the twenty first win on Sunday night. This time they beat 10th ranked Sonsonate (9-13) 87-79. Santa Tecla looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Cuban Oreste Torres (204-87) fired 33 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds for the winners. Center Carlos Arias (200-89) chipped in 5 points, 19 rebounds, 6 assists and 6 steals. American-Panamanian forward Adalberto Rojas (198-86) produced a double-double by scoring 26 points and 18 rebounds and Panamanian forward Manuel Gudino (195-95) added 26 points and 8 rebounds (made all of his twelve free throws !!!) respectively for lost side. Santa Tecla have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 21-3 record. Sonsonate lost seventh consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the ninth place with 13 games lost. They share the position with Denver-FAS. Santa Tecla will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Sonsonate will play on the road against the league's second-placed Brujos Izalco (#2) and is hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
Santa Tecla: O.Torres 33+5reb+1ast, E.Escalante 18+3reb+4ast, R.Martinez 16+1reb+6ast, O.Rivera 8+10reb+5ast, J.Mancia 7+8reb+1ast, C.Arias 5+19reb+6ast
Sonsonate: A.Rojas 26+18reb+3ast, M.Gudino 26+8reb+3ast, T.Vansdell 19+10reb+2ast, O.Tobar 5+11reb+6ast, J. Guerra 3+8reb, Y.Haiti 0
gschID: 537103


Arcense - San Miguel 84-78

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in San Salvador where fourteenth ranked Arcense (6-18) defeated 13th ranked San Miguel (5-18) 84-78 on Sunday. Strangely San Miguel outrebounded Arcense 61-42 including a 27-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. American forward Louis Birdsong (198-88, college: George Mason) had a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!), 14 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import guard Brandon Thompson (193, college: Huston-Tillotson) chipped in 31 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals during the contest. At the losing side American point guard Jordan Johnson (183-92, college: Tenn Tech) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists and Puerto Rican forward Brian De-Leon (206-89, college: Warner) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 22 rebounds. Four San Miguel players scored in double figures. Arcense moved-up to thirteenth place. Loser San Miguel dropped to the fourteenth position with 18 games lost. Arcense will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. San Miguel will play against Denver-FAS (#10) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Arcense: L.Birdsong 35+14reb+5ast, B.Thompson 31+5reb+4ast, S. Willis 9+14reb+5ast, D.Hernandez 5+2reb+6ast, J.Yanme 2+1ast, R.Cardona 2+2reb+2ast
San Miguel: J.Johnson 21+12reb+8ast, N.Ezeamii 18+10reb+1ast, J.Cruz 16+11reb+5ast, B.De Leon 12+22reb+2ast, E.Guzman 9+4reb+1ast, H.Jaimes 2+2reb
gschID: 537102


Santa Ana - Quezaltepeque 96-86

We should mention about the upset which took place in Santa Ana, where higher ranked Quezaltepeque (10-13) lost to twelfth ranked Santa Ana (7-16) in a road game 86-96. Santa Ana outrebounded Quezaltepeque 49-37 including 36 on the defensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Quezaltepeque's players. Santa Ana brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Tobias Dowdell (201-90, college: Alders.-Broad.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!), 15 rebounds and 4 assists. The other American import guard Malcolm Tatum (188, college: Alders.-Broad.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 31 points, 13 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. Luis Portal (186-86) replied with 29 points (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field) and American Quincy Scates (197-89, college: Tenn Wesleyan) added 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Quezaltepeque. Four Quezaltepeque players scored in double figures. Santa Ana have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain twelfth position with 7-16 record. Quezaltepeque lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with 13 games lost. Santa Ana will play against higher ranked Halcones (#3) in Sonzacate in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Quezaltepeque will play on the road against 11 Lobos (#11) in Chalchuapa and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Santa Ana: T.Dowdell 36+15reb+4ast, M.Tatum 31+13reb+9ast, E.Guevara 20+3reb+2ast, T.Butler 8+15reb+8ast, V.Sandoval 1+1reb+1ast, E.Molina 0+1reb
Quezaltepeque: L.Portal 29+4reb, Q.Scates 18+8reb+5ast, N.Drayton 12+9reb+1ast, A.Cacho 12+12reb+2ast, R.Miranda 9+1reb+1ast, D.Bairez 4+1reb+4ast
gschID: 537100





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  ESTONIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Justin BAKER
  Tarvas
  (203-F/C-89)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Baker, Tarvas19.3 
 2. Dzeletovic, TL.18.3 
 3. Jarvelainen, TTU17.1 
 4. Bubalo, Parnu16.9 
 5. van-der-Mars, Rap.16.0 
 6. Olmre, TTU15.7 
 7. Post, Tarvas15.5 
 8. Seskus, Parnu15.5 
 9. Zvigurs, Valga14.8 
 10. Strupovics, Valga14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas VAN DER MARS
  Rap.
  (208-C-90)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. van-der-Mars, Rap.12.5 
 2. Baker, Tarvas8.7 
 3. Bubalo, Parnu8.3 
 4. Jarvelainen, TTU7.8 
 5. Lips, Tarvas7.7 
 6. Jois, Tartu Ulikool7.7 
 7. Soodla, Noorteliiga7.5 
 8. Milka, Tartu Ulikool7.2 
 9. Kirves, Parnu6.5 
 10. Raadik, Valga6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Tanel SOKK
  Tartu Ulikool
  (187-PG-85)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Sokk, Tartu Ulikool5.2 
 2. Kabin, Parnu4.6 
 3. Harper, Kalev/Cr.4.4 
 4. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo4.0 
 5. Olmre, TTU4.0 
 6. Paiste, Tarvas3.7 
 7. Bratoz, Rapla3.7 
 8. Post, Tarvas3.4 
 9. Veideman, Kalev/Cr.3.2 
 10. Saage, TL.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Domen BRATOZ
  Rapla
  (189-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Bratoz, Rapla2.1 
 2. Paiste, Tarvas1.8 
 3. Kabin, Parnu1.8 
 4. Sutt, Parnu1.7 
 5. Harper, Kalev/Cr.1.7 
 6. Olmre, TTU1.6 
 7. Tamm, TL.1.6 
 8. Dorbek, Kalev/Cr.1.6 
 9. Kaldre, Noorteliiga1.5 
 10. Post, Tarvas1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Cedric SIMMONS
  Kalev/Cr.
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 0.9
 1. Simmons, Kalev/Cr.0.9 
 2. Kok, Rapla0.9 
 3. Gladness, Kalev/Cr.0.9 
 4. Lips, Tarvas0.7 
 5. Bubalo, Parnu0.7 
 6. van-der-Mars, Rap.0.7 
 7. Tollefsen, Kalev/Cr.0.7 
 8. Raadik, TTU0.7 
 9. Talts, Tartu Ulikool0.6 
 10. Saks, TL.0.6 


Alexela KML Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Kalev/Cramo and Rapla record wins - by Eurobasket News

Parnu - Kalev/Cramo 67-77

Kalev/Cramo upset Parnu on the road to take 2-0 lead in the series. It looked good early as Parnu took a 2-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Kalev/Cramo had a 21-12 second period charge getting the lead and Parnu was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 67-77. The former international point guard Sten-Timmu Sokk (184-89) notched 23 points to lead the effort and Serbian-Bulgarian guard Branko Mirkovic (190-82, agency: 011 Sports) supported him with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Even 20 points and 8 rebounds by Croatian center Domagoj Bubalo (212-91, agency: 011 Sports) did not help to save the game for Parnu. Lithuanian swingman Edvinas Seskus (196-95, agency: Players Group) added 16 points and 4 assists for the hosts.
Top scorers:
Parnu: D.Bubalo 20+8reb, E.Seskus 16+3reb+4ast, R.Hallik 11+7reb+2ast, M.Kirves 8+4reb+1ast, R.Raap 8+1reb+3ast, K.Kask 2+2reb
Kalev/Cramo: S.Sokk 23+2reb+3ast, C.Simmons 19+6reb+1ast, B.Mirkovic 14+8reb+5ast, V.Liutych 9+5reb+1ast, M.Tollefsen 4+5reb+2ast, M.Dorbek 4+4reb+2ast
gschID: 544886


Rapla - Tartu Ulikool 71-58

Rapla overcame Tartu Ulikool to secure 2-0 advantage. The game was mostly controlled by Rapla. Tartu Ulikool managed to win fourth quarter 18-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Dutch center Thomas van-der-Mars (208-90, college: Portland) had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and Puerto Rican guard Rasham Suarez (190-92, college: S.Mississippi) chipped in 16 points and 4 assists during the contest. Four Rapla players scored in double figures. Australian forward Venky Jois (202-93, college: E.Washington) responded with 13 points and 6 rebounds and the former international point guard Tanel Sokk (187-85) scored 14 points.
Top scorers:
Tartu Ulikool: T.Sokk 14+3reb+3ast, V.Jois 13+6reb+2ast, G.Dorbek 9+1reb+2ast, J.Talts 6+9reb, D.Milka 6+10reb, J.Joesaar 5+4reb+2ast
Rapla: T.van der Mars 22+10reb+1ast, R.Suarez 16+2reb+4ast, D.Bratoz 11+4reb+4ast, M.Paasoja 10+7reb+4ast, J.Kok 7+4reb+1ast, S.Kaldre 5+4reb
gschID: 544885





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  EUROLEAGUE  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Keith LANGFORD
  Unics
  (193-SG-83)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Langford, Unics21.8 
 2. De-Colo, CS.19.4 
 3. Goudelock, Maccabi .17.3 
 4. Wanamaker, Darussaf.16.7 
 5. Llull, Real Madrid16.4 
 6. Teodosic, CSKA16.2 
 7. Bogdanovic, Fener.14.5 
 8. Larkin, Baskonia13.1 
 9. James, Panathin.13.1 
 10. Clyburn, Darussaf.13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ekpe UDOH
  Fenerbahce
  (208-F/C-87)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Udoh, Fenerbahce7.6 
 2. Melli, Brose Bask.7.4 
 3. Honeycutt, Anadolu .7.3 
 4. Kuzmic, Crvena Z.7.0 
 5. Voigtmann, Basko.7.0 
 6. Zizic, Darussafaka6.7 
 7. Dorsey, FC Barce.6.3 
 8. Dunston, Anadolu .6.2 
 9. Jankunas, Zalgiris6.1 
 10. Tomic, FC Barce.5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Milos TEODOSIC
  CSKA
  (195-PG-87)
  Avg: 7
 1. Teodosic, CSKA7.0 
 2. Spanoulis, Olympiacos6.0 
 3. Llull, Real Madrid5.9 
 4. Jovic, Crvena Z.5.7 
 5. Colom, Unics5.7 
 6. Larkin, Baskonia5.7 
 7. Guler, Galatasaray5.6 
 8. Heurtel, Anadolu .5.6 
 9. Westermann, Zalgiris5.5 
 10. Calathes, Panathin.5.5 
Steals Per Game
 Charles JENKINS
  Crvena Z.
  (191-SG-89)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Jenkins, Crvena Z.2.1 
 2. Calathes, Panathin.1.5 
 3. Wanamaker, Darussaf.1.5 
 4. Wilbekin, Darussafaka1.4 
 5. Lazic, Crvena Z.1.4 
 6. Guler, Galatasaray1.3 
 7. Larkin, Baskonia1.3 
 8. Hanga, Baskonia1.3 
 9. Jovic, Crvena Z.1.3 
 10. Bogdanovic, Fener.1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekpe UDOH
  Fenerbahce
  (208-F/C-87)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Udoh, Fenerbahce2.1 
 2. Tyus, Galatasaray1.5 
 3. Parakhouski, Unics1.2 
 4. Pleiss, Galatasaray1.2 
 5. Randolph, Real Madrid1.1 
 6. Dunston, Anadolu .1.1 
 7. Singleton, Panathin.1.0 
 8. Birch, Olympiacos1.0 
 9. Theis, Brose Bask.0.9 
 10. Honeycutt, Anadolu .0.9 


Olympiacos hold off Anadolu Efes, head to Istanbul - by Eurobasket News

Olympiacos - Anadolu Efes 87:78

Olympiacos completed the EuroLeague Final Four picture. They beat Anadolu Efes in Piraeus tonight to win the quarterfinal series 3-2. Vassilis Spanoulis (193-SG-82, agency: BeoBasket) came up with 22 points and 6 assists to lead the hosts.
Olympiacos dropped 25 points in the first term to take a 4-point lead. Anadolu Efes however erased the deficit in the second term. The Istanbul side pulled ahead to secure a 41:37 halftime lead. Olympiacos picked up the tempo in the third term. They tipped off the second half on a 9:0 run to take back the lead. The Greek team erupted for 26 points in the quarter to grab a 63:58 advantage at the final intermission. Olympiacos kept Anadolu Efes at bay throughout the fourth stanza and rallied to a well-deserved victory. Georgios Printezis (204-PF-85, agency: Octagon Europe) chipped in 14 points, while Erick Green (190-PG-91, college: Virginia Tech) provided 10 points for the hosts. Cedi Osman (204-F-95) responded with 11 points for Anadolu Efes. Tyler Honeycutt (203-F-90, college: UCLA) had 10 points and 10 rebounds in the defeat.

Olympiacos: Vassilis Spanoulis 22, Georgios Printezis 14, Erick Green 10
Anadolu Efes: Cedi Osman 11, Tyler Honeycutt 10+10 boards



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  FINLAND  

Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Antwan SCOTT
  KTP Basket
  (188-G-92)
  Avg: 22
 1. Scott, KTP Basket22.0 
 2. Jones, Lapua21.5 
 3. Gay, KTP Basket19.2 
 4. Pledger, Kouvot19.1 
 5. Brown, Kataja B.17.5 
 6. Hollins, Kauhajoki17.4 
 7. Morris, Lapua16.8 
 8. Bullock, Pyrinto15.8 
 9. Holsey, Kauhajoki15.7 
 10. Bryant, Kataja B.15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus VAN
  Korihait
  (201-F/C-87)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Van, Korihait10.5 
 2. Buckles, Kouvot9.5 
 3. Judge, Pyrinto9.3 
 4. Coleman, Salon Vilpas8.8 
 5. Pratt, KTP Basket8.7 
 6. Williams, Lapua7.9 
 7. Nelson, Pyrinto7.6 
 8. Bullock, Pyrinto7.6 
 9. Morris, Lapua7.3 
 10. Bristol, Kataja B.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Antto NIKKARINEN
  Helsinki.
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Nikkarinen, Helsinki.7.2 
 2. Pratt, KTP Basket6.7 
 3. Rannikko, Kataja B.6.2 
 4. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki5.5 
 5. Jalonen, Korihait4.4 
 6. Staten, Salon Vilpas4.2 
 7. Williams, Lapua4.2 
 8. Edwards, Lapua4.1 
 9. Appleby, Kouvot4.1 
 10. Hirvonen, Kouvot3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Daniel MULLINGS
  Kataja B.
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Mullings, Kataja B.2.2 
 2. Pratt, KTP Basket2.2 
 3. Horne, Kouvot1.9 
 4. Hollins, Kauhajoki1.8 
 5. Minard, Pyrinto1.7 
 6. Sanders, BC Nokia1.6 
 7. Scott, KTP Basket1.6 
 8. Coleman, Salon Vilpas1.5 
 9. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki1.5 
 10. Nelson, Pyrinto1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  KTP Basket
  (201-F/C-82)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Gay, KTP Basket1.9 
 2. Bristol, Kataja B.1.8 
 3. Van, Korihait1.1 
 4. Judge, Pyrinto1.1 
 5. Bailey, KTP Basket0.9 
 6. Coleman, Salon Vilpas0.9 
 7. Barrett, BC Nokia0.9 
 8. Huolila, Kataja B.0.9 
 9. Nelson, Pyrinto0.8 
 10. Walker, KTP Basket0.8 


Korisliiga Round 1 of Finals. Kataja open win count - by Eurobasket News

Salon Vilpas - Kataja Basket 74-75

Kataja snatched a narrow road win over Salon Vilpas in the opening game of Korisliiga Finals. The guests trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 17-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Joensuun Kataja outrebounded Salon Vilpas 45-32 including 33 on the defensive glass. American-Haitian center Kervin Bristol (206-88, college: Fordham) fired a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) for the winners. American Rion Brown (198-91, college: Miami, FL) chipped in 16 points and 8 rebounds. American forward Al'Lonzo Coleman (201-89, college: Presbyterian) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import point guard Juwan Staten (185-92, college: W.Virginia) added 11 points and 5 assists respectively for lost side. Five Salon Vilpas players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Salon Vilpas: A.Coleman 12+11reb+4ast, M.Koivisto 11+1reb+2ast, J.Staten 11+4reb+5ast, M.Ojala 11+4reb, M.Pounds 10+2ast, O.Jarvi 7+1reb
Kataja Basket: K.Bristol 23+10reb, J.Bradley 18+5reb, R.Brown 16+8reb+2ast, T.Rannikko 8+4reb+7ast, D.Mullings 6+12reb+4ast, I.Seppala 2+2reb+5ast
gschID: 545460





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  FRANCE  

Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Cameron CLARK
  Chalon
  (201-G/F-91)
  Avg: 18.5
 1. Clark, Chalon18.5 
 2. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.8 
 3. Gibson, Gravelines16.9 
 4. Cobbs, Gravelines16.7 
 5. Prepelic, Limoges15.8 
 6. Roberson, Chalon15.7 
 7. Rush, Nancy15.3 
 8. Young, Chalons-.14.9 
 9. Dorsey, Le Portel14.7 
 10. Warren, Nanterre14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Fall, Chalon9.1 
 2. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.8.8 
 3. Solomon, Gravelines8.3 
 4. Poirier, Paris-Le.7.8 
 5. Hassell, Le Portel7.5 
 6. Donaldson, Le Po.7.3 
 7. Hunt, Nancy7.3 
 8. Lessort, Nanterre7.2 
 9. Yeguete, Le Mans7.1 
 10. Camara, Limoges6.7 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.10.7 
 2. Roberson, Chalon7.1 
 3. Holston, Dijon6.3 
 4. Hodge, AS.5.7 
 5. Cobbs, Gravelines5.7 
 6. Bost, Monaco5.2 
 7. Campbell, Paris-Le.5.2 
 8. Payne, Chalons-.4.4 
 9. Dorsey, Le Portel4.3 
 10. Rich, Paris-Levallois4.3 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.4 
 2. Holston, Dijon2.0 
 3. Payne, Chalons-.1.8 
 4. Wood, Limoges1.8 
 5. Eito, Orleans1.7 
 6. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 7. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.5 
 8. Lacombe, Stras.1.5 
 9. Cobbs, Gravelines1.4 
 10. Henry, Gravelines1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Fall, Chalon2.5 
 2. Fofana, Monaco1.4 
 3. Uter, AS.1.1 
 4. Lessort, Nanterre1.0 
 5. Otule, Antibes1.0 
 6. Cain, Chalons-Reims1.0 
 7. Trasolini, Nancy1.0 
 8. Sane, Paris-Levallois0.9 
 9. Poirier, Paris-Le.0.8 
 10. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.0.8 


Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Jerrold BROOKS
  ALS Basket
  (183-PG-91)
  Avg: 18.2
 1. Brooks, ALS Basket18.2 
 2. Craion, Lorient17.5 
 3. Bradford, St Vallier17.5 
 4. Newson, Lorient17.0 
 5. Vaty, Lourdes16.6 
 6. Mitchell, Chartres16.3 
 7. Geiger, SAP V.16.3 
 8. Davis, Rennes16.1 
 9. Doumbia, Gries/Ob.15.9 
 10. Varanauskas, 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.9.5 
 3. Staniulis, Souffel8.0 
 4. Gourari, RAC Basket8.0 
 5. Craion, Lorient7.9 
 6. Blackwell, ALS B.7.8 
 7. Cox, Challans7.7 
 8. Anderson, RAC B.7.5 
 9. Vaty, Lourdes7.0 
 10. Quincy-Jones, Vitre6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Nikola KORAC
  Vitre
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Korac, Vitre7.6 
 2. Romain, Chartres7.5 
 3. Dalmeida, Lourdes7.3 
 4. Varanauskas, Gries/Ob.5.5 
 5. Suhard, Angers BC5.2 
 6. Rathieuville, Rennes5.2 
 7. Delhomme, St Vallier5.1 
 8. Bichard, RAC Basket5.0 
 9. Smith, Orchies4.9 
 10. Choplin, Quimper4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Michael CRAION
  Lorient
  (195-F-89)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Craion, Lorient2.8 
 2. Davis, Rennes2.3 
 3. Newson, Lorient2.0 
 4. Neri, ALS Basket2.0 
 5. Cornely, Caen1.9 
 6. Monceau, Challans1.7 
 7. Dalmeida, Lourdes1.7 
 8. Gourari, RAC Basket1.6 
 9. Correia, Souffel1.6 
 10. Rafai, RAC Basket1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Ludovic NEGROBAR
  Rennes
  (207-C-91)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Negrobar, Rennes1.4 
 2. Rakocevic, Orchies1.0 
 3. Monteiro, Caen0.9 
 4. Bobrov, Quimper0.9 
 5. Diarra, Caen0.9 
 6. Jakstas, Gries/Ob.0.8 
 7. Kovanusic, ALS B.0.8 
 8. Boucard, GET Vosges0.8 
 9. Soumaoro, SAP V.0.8 
 10. Tresnak, GET Vosges0.8 


Roanne inks Bill Clark, ex Basket Esch - by Eurobasket News

Chorale de Roanne Basket (ProB) signed 29-year old American forward Bill Clark (196-96kg-88, college: Duquesne). He moved there from Basket Esch in Luxembourg Total League where he played this season. In 13 games he had very impressive stats: 17.8ppg, 8.0rpg, 4.8apg and 1.2spg. Clark also played earlier that season for ES Sahel (Division I) in Tunisian league.
Three years ago (three years after he left the college) Clark was drafted by Bakersfield Jam (D-League) in sixth round (107th overall).
He attended University of Duquesne until 2011 and it is his sixth season in pro basketball.
Clark was voted NABC Division I All-District 4 1st Team back in 2011 at his college time.
Clark is quite experienced player. He has played in seven different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Africa and of course North America). Clark has played previously professionally in Cyprus (Keravnos), Holland (Groningen), Saudi Arabia (Al Nasr), Turkey (Konyaspor), Ukraine (Mykolaiv), France (Caen, Provence Basket and SPO Rouen) and D-League (Northern Arizona Suns).

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  GERMANY  

Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Marcos KNIGHT
  Jena
  (188-G-89)
  Avg: 18.3
 1. Knight, Jena18.3 
 2. Morgan, Ratiopharm18.1 
 3. English, Fraport .17.6 
 4. Paulding, EWE B.16.0 
 5. Kikanovic, ALBA16.0 
 6. Mayo, Telekom Bsk15.7 
 7. Babb, Ratiopharm15.6 
 8. Odum, Wuerzburg15.3 
 9. Qvale, EWE Baskets15.1 
 10. Jenkins, Jena15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dyshawn PIERRE
  Braunsch.
  (198-F-93)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Pierre, Braunsch.7.9 
 2. Marei, Bayreuth7.1 
 3. Evans, Giessen .7.1 
 4. Morgan, Ratiopharm6.9 
 5. Eatherton, Goett.6.9 
 6. Cooley, Ludwigsb.6.8 
 7. Searcy, Vechta6.7 
 8. Knight, Jena6.5 
 9. Qvale, EWE Baskets6.3 
 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.6.7 
 4. Odum, Wuerzburg5.7 
 5. Hobbs, Ratiopharm5.5 
 6. Siva, ALBA5.4 
 7. Sanders, Goettingen5.0 
 8. Mayo, Telekom Bsk5.0 
 9. Ruoff, Goettingen4.7 
 10. Hammonds, Ludwigsb.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Quantez ROBERTSON
  Fraport .
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Robertson, Fraport .2.5 
 2. Kramer, EWE B.2.3 
 3. Machado, Vechta2.0 
 4. Ruoff, Goettingen1.8 
 5. Scrubb, Giessen .1.8 
 6. Siva, ALBA1.7 
 7. Redding, B.Mue.1.6 
 8. Anderson, Bayreuth1.6 
 9. Stewart, Walter T.1.6 
 10. Diggs, Bremerhaven1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Julian GAMBLE
  Telekom .
  (208-F/C-89)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Gamble, Telekom .1.3 
 2. Theis, Brose Bask.1.2 
 3. Groselle, Braunsch.1.2 
 4. Kleber, B.Muenchen1.1 
 5. Qvale, EWE Baskets1.0 
 6. Lane, Wuerzburg1.0 
 7. Gaffney, ALBA0.9 
 8. Austin, Bremerha.0.9 
 9. Balvin, B.Muenchen0.8 
 10. Elliott, Bremerhaven0.8 


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Jonathon WILLIAMS
  Kirchheim
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 18.4
 1. Williams, Kirchheim18.4 
 2. Pinkins, Hanau17.9 
 3. Alexander, ETB W.17.6 
 4. Nikolic, Baunach17.4 
 5. Warren, MBC17.1 
 6. Watkins, Nuernberg17.1 
 7. Kerusch, MBC16.2 
 8. Holt, Dresden16.0 
 9. Spearman, Trier15.8 
 10. Lawson, Chemnitz15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Leon KRATZER
  Baunach
  (210-C-97)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Kratzer, Baunach12.6 
 2. Pinkins, Hanau9.5 
 3. Jahn, Ehingen8.9 
 4. Oppland, Nuernberg8.4 
 5. Thompson, ETB W.8.0 
 6. King, Koeln R.7.2 
 7. Watts, Oettinge.7.0 
 8. Wolf, Hamburg6.9 
 9. Lawson, Chemnitz6.7 
 10. Nicholas, Trier6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Carrington LOVE
  Kirchheim
  (186-G-94)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Love, Kirchheim6.9 
 2. Nikolic, Baunach6.7 
 3. Carter, Chemnitz5.7 
 4. Moore, Ehingen5.7 
 5. Vest, Uni Baskets5.6 
 6. Adams, Uni Baskets5.6 
 7. Hatten, MBC5.6 
 8. Williams, Koeln R.5.3 
 9. Dunn, Crailsheim5.0 
 10. Matthews, Chemnitz4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Marcus HATTEN
  MBC
  (185-PG-80)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Hatten, MBC2.4 
 2. Adams, Uni Baskets2.4 
 3. Love, Kirchheim2.2 
 4. Carter, Chemnitz2.1 
 5. White, Heidelberg2.0 
 6. Watkins, Nuernberg1.9 
 7. Tiggs, Crailsheim1.8 
 8. Vest, Uni Baskets1.6 
 9. Dunn, Crailsheim1.6 
 10. Robertson, Koeln R.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Anthony KING
  Koeln R.
  (206-C/F-85)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. King, Koeln R.1.6 
 2. Kratzer, Baunach1.5 
 3. Keppeler, Baunach1.2 
 4. Pantelic, MBC1.2 
 5. White, Heidelberg1.2 
 6. Heinzmann, Koeln R.1.2 
 7. van, Trier1.1 
 8. Fraser, Ehingen1.1 
 9. Grim, Uni Baskets1.1 
 10. Flomo, Crailsheim1.0 


BBL Round 34: Top-ranked ratiopharm Ulm wins another game - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in BBL just ended.

BBL top team - ratiopharm Ulm (30-2) managed to deliver another win on Monday. This time they beat fifteenth ranked Walter Tigers (7-25) 87-72. ratiopharm Ulm made 19-of-22 free shots (86.4 percent) during the game. ratiopharm Ulm outrebounded Walter Tigers 29-18. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Walter Tigers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Raymar Morgan (203-88, college: Michigan St.) who helped to win the game recording 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. The other American import guard Chris Babb (196-90, college: Iowa St.) contributed with 13 points for the winners. American point guard Jared Jordan (187-84, college: Marist) replied with 6 points and 10 assists for Walter Tigers. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. ratiopharm Ulm maintains first position with 30-2 record. Walter Tigers at the other side keep the fifteenth place with 25 games lost.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between BBC Bayreuth (22-10) and s Oliver Baskets (11-21), which took place in Wuerzburg. Higher ranked BBC Bayreuth lost to fourteenth ranked s Oliver Baskets in a road game 73-82. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of BBC Bayreuth. American guard Vincent Sanford (193-90, college: Dayton) scored 17 points and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Lamonte Ulmer chipped in 18 points and 7 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) during the contest. s Oliver Baskets' coach Dirk Bauermann allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side American Nate Linhart (201-86, college: Akron) responded with 12 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. s Oliver Baskets have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Jena. BBC Bayreuth at the other side keeps the fourth position with ten games lost.
The game between third ranked Bayern Muenchen (28-4) and 9th ranked Giessen 46ers (15-17) in Muenchen on Monday ended with biggest points difference. Bayern Muenchen outscored guests from Giessen 110-60. Maximilian Kleber notched 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort. Even 16 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) by Justin Sears did not help to save the game for Giessen 46ers. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Bayern Muenchen maintains third position with 28-4 record having just two points less than leader Ratiopharm. Giessen 46ers lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with 17 games lost.

Other games in round 34 were not that significant. Brose Bask. beat Jena on the road 74-61. Goettingen won against Braunschweig on its own court 114-107. Vechta was outscored by Bremerhaven in a road game 93-74. Telekom Bsk recorded a loss to EWE Baskets at home 72-86. Ludwigsburg was defeated by ALBA on the opponent's court 86-76.

Jena - Brose Bask. 61-74

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Brose Baskets (29-3) beat on the road 12th ranked Science City Jena (11-21) 74-61 on Monday. Brose Baskets forced 21 Science City Jena turnovers. Lithuanian Arnoldas Kulboka (205-98) notched 13 points and 5 rebounds to lead the effort and Latvian point guard Janis Strelnieks (191-89) supported him with 10 points and 5 assists. Five Brose Baskets players scored in double figures. Even 13 points and 7 rebounds by American guard Immanuel McElroy (194-80, college: Cincinnati) did not help to save the game for Science City Jena. Forward Julius Wolf (201-93) added 12 points for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Brose Baskets have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending champion moved-up to second place. Science City Jena lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the thirteenth position with 21 games lost. They share it with Wuerzburg.
Top scorers:
Brose Bask.: A.Kulboka 13+5reb+2ast, J.McNeal 10+4reb, J.Strelnieks 10+5ast, N.Melli 10+3reb+2ast, F.Causeur 10+1reb+2ast, L.Radosevic 7+2reb+1ast
Jena: I.McElroy 13+7reb, W.Bernard 12+2reb+3ast, J.Wolf 12+4reb+2ast, K.Frease 8+3reb, S.Goodwin 6, S.Haukohl 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 528821


Ratiopharm - Walter Tigers 87-72

BBL top team - ratiopharm Ulm (30-2) managed to deliver another win on Monday. This time they beat fifteenth ranked Walter Tigers (7-25) 87-72. ratiopharm Ulm made 19-of-22 free shots (86.4 percent) during the game. ratiopharm Ulm outrebounded Walter Tigers 29-18. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Walter Tigers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Raymar Morgan (203-88, college: Michigan St.) who helped to win the game recording 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. The other American import guard Chris Babb (196-90, college: Iowa St.) contributed with 13 points for the winners. Five ratiopharm Ulm players scored in double figures. American point guard Jared Jordan (187-84, college: Marist) replied with 6 points and 10 assists and naturalized American forward Isaiah Philmore (203-89, college: Xavier) added 14 points in the effort for Walter Tigers. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. ratiopharm Ulm maintains first position with 30-2 record. Walter Tigers at the other side keep the fifteenth place with 25 games lost.
Top scorers:
Ratiopharm: R.Morgan 15+8reb+4ast, A.Rubit 14+3reb, C.Babb 13+4reb+2ast, K.Tadda 13+1reb+4ast, T.Braun 11+3reb+3ast, P.Guenther 9+2reb+5ast
Walter Tigers: I.Philmore 14+3reb, J.Washburn 13+2reb, B.Stewart 10+2reb+2ast, M.Marin 8+1ast, S.Kidd 7+4reb+1ast, G.McGhee 7+5reb+1ast
gschID: 528823


Wuerzburg - Bayreuth 82-73

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between BBC Bayreuth (22-10) and s Oliver Baskets (11-21), which took place in Wuerzburg. Higher ranked BBC Bayreuth lost to fourteenth ranked s Oliver Baskets in a road game 73-82. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of BBC Bayreuth. s Oliver Baskets made 27-of-30 charity shots (90.0 percent) during the game. BBC Bayreuth was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Vincent Sanford (193-90, college: Dayton) scored 17 points and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import Lamonte Ulmer (198-86, college: Rhode Island, agency: HMS) chipped in 18 points and 7 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) during the contest. Four s Oliver Baskets players scored in double figures. s Oliver Baskets' coach Dirk Bauermann allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side American Nate Linhart (201-86, college: Akron) responded with 12 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and Egyptian forward Assem Marei (206-92, college: Minn.St.-Mankato) scored 9 points and 10 rebounds. s Oliver Baskets have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Jena. BBC Bayreuth at the other side keeps the fourth position with ten games lost.
Top scorers:
Wuerzburg: L.Ulmer 18+7reb, V.Sanford 17+4reb+6ast, M.Stuckey 14+1reb+4ast, J.Odum 12+1reb+4ast, L.Wank 9+5reb+1ast, M.Cobbins 5+8reb
Bayreuth: D.Brooks 14+2reb, N.Linhart 12+8reb+4ast, J.Lewis 11+1reb+1ast, A.Marei 9+10reb+3ast, K.Anderson 7+1reb+3ast, S.Wachalski 6+2reb
gschID: 528822


Goettingen - Braunschweig 114-107

Very expected game when 16th ranked Braunschweig (6-26) lost on the road to eleventh ranked BG Goettingen (14-18) 114-107 on Monday. BG Goettingen made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. BG Goettingen outrebounded Braunschweig 45-31 including 19 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. American swingman Alex Ruoff (198-86, college: W.Virginia, agency: Inception Sports) notched a double-double by scoring 28 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the effort and the other American import point guard Jesse Sanders (190-89, college: Liberty) supported him with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists. BG Goettingen's coach Johannes Roijakkers used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Even a double-double of 31 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists by Canadian forward Dyshawn Pierre (198-93, college: Dayton, agency: BeoBasket) did not help to save the game for Braunschweig. American center Geoffrey Groselle (212-93, college: Creighton) added 33 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds (on 15-of-18 shooting from the field) for lost side. Five BG Goettingen and four Braunschweig players scored in double figures. BG Goettingen have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Fraport SKY. Braunschweig lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixteenth position with 26 games lost.
Top scorers:
Goettingen: A.Ruoff 28+11reb+6ast, J.Sanders 18+8reb+9ast, B.Veikalas 14+4reb+2ast, M.Monninghoff 12+1reb, A.Waleskowski 11+6reb+3ast, D.Carter 11+5reb+2ast
Braunschweig: G.Groselle 33+10reb+2ast, D.Pierre 31+10reb+4ast, C.Guyton 18+4reb+9ast, T.Klepeisz 14+2reb+6ast, L.Figge 5+2ast, J.Boykin 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 528820


Bremerhaven - Vechta 93-74

Rather predictable result when thirteenth ranked Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (12-20) rolled over at home 17th ranked SC Rasta Vechta (2-30) 93-74 on Monday. They outrebounded SC Rasta Vechta 41-25 including a 26-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Eisbaeren Bremerhaven made 7 blocks. American swingman Quincy Diggs (198-90, college: Akron, agency: Mansfield and Associates) notched 10 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the effort and the other American import forward Ivan Elliott (203-86, college: UCSB) supported him with 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Eisbaeren Bremerhaven players scored in double figures. Even 12 points and 6 assists by point guard Niklas Geske (188-94) did not help to save the game for SC Rasta Vechta. American-Albanian point guard Rashaun Broadus (183-84, college: BYU, agency: Octagon Europe) added 11 points for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven moved-up to twelfth place. SC Rasta Vechta lost eighth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the seventeenth position with 30 games lost.
Top scorers:
Bremerhaven: W.Austin 14+5reb, I.Elliott 11+5reb+4ast, Q.Diggs 10+7reb+6ast, K.Anderson 10+2reb+1ast, D.Brembly 9, L.Wendt 9+5reb+4ast
Vechta: D.Allen 12+1reb+1ast, N.Geske 12+3reb+6ast, R.Broadus 11+3reb+3ast, D.Searcy 8+8reb, F.Gaines 8+1reb+1ast, M.Ehambe 7+1ast
gschID: 528819


Telekom Bsk - EWE Baskets 72-86

There was a minor upset when 5th ranked Telekom Baskets (18-14) lost to seventh ranked EWE Baskets (18-14) in Bonn 72-86 on Monday. EWE Baskets looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American players dominated the game. Swingman Rickey Paulding (196-82, college: Missouri) notched 22 points to lead the effort and guard Frantz Massenat (193-92, college: Drexel) supported him with 13 points and 10 assists. Four EWE Baskets players scored in double figures. Even 27 points and 6 rebounds (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field) by power forward Julian Gamble (208-89, college: Miami, FL) did not help to save the game for Telekom Baskets. Point guard Josh Mayo (181-87, college: Ill.-Chicago, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) added 17 points for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. EWE Baskets moved-up to fifth place, which they share with ALBA and Telekom Bsk.
Top scorers:
EWE Baskets: R.Paulding 22+3reb+2ast, P.Schwethelm 16+2reb, B.Qvale 14+6reb+3ast, F.Massenat 13+2reb+10ast, C.Kramer 6+11reb+5ast, M.De Zeeuw 5+2reb
Telekom Bsk: J.Gamble 27+6reb, J.Mayo 17+3reb+3ast, F.Barovic 11+4reb+1ast, T.DiLeo 7+4reb+7ast, Y.Polas Bartolo 6+2ast, K.Horton 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 528818


B.Muenchen - Giessen 46ers 110-60

The game between third ranked Bayern Muenchen (28-4) and 9th ranked Giessen 46ers (15-17) in Muenchen on Monday ended with biggest points difference. Bayern Muenchen outscored guests from Giessen 110-60. Bayern Muenchen well out of reach of Giessen 46ers shooting 73.2 percent from the field. They outrebounded Giessen 46ers 31-15 including a 24-7 advantage in defensive rebounds. Bayern Muenchen shot the lights out from three sinking 17 long-distance shots on high 70.8 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Giessen 46ers' players. International Maximilian Kleber (207-92) notched 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort and American guard Nick Johnson (191-92, college: Arizona, agency: Diamond Sports) supported him with 16 points and 6 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Even 16 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) by American forward Justin Sears (203-94, college: Yale) did not help to save the game for Giessen 46ers. His fellow American import point guard Cameron Wells (186-88, college: Citadel) added 17 points for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Bayern Muenchen maintains third position with 28-4 record having just two points less than leader Ratiopharm. Giessen 46ers lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with 17 games lost.
Top scorers:
B.Muenchen: N.Johnson 16+2reb+6ast, M.Kleber 15+5reb+4ast, M.Zirbes 14+4reb+1ast, N.Djedovic 11+2ast, B.Taylor 10+2reb+1ast, V.Lucic 9+2ast
Giessen 46ers: C.Wells 17+2ast, J.Sears 16+2reb+1ast, A.Obst 5+1ast, S.Bowlin 5+1reb+3ast, M.Voeller 4+2reb, A.Pjanic 3+1reb
gschID: 528817


ALBA - Ludwigsburg 86-76

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both sixth ranked ALBA Berlin and 8th ranked EnBW Ludwigsburg had identical 17-14 record. This time ALBA Berlin used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Ludwigsburg 86-76 on Monday night. ALBA Berlin looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Canadian guard Carl English (195-81, college: Hawaii) notched 24 points and 5 rebounds to lead the effort and Bosnian center Elmedin Kikanovic (211-88, agency: BeoBasket) supported him with 15 points. ALBA Berlin's coach used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 12 points and 4 assists by American Roderick Trice (185-84, college: S.Carolina) did not help to save the game for EnBW Ludwigsburg. His fellow American import swingman DJ Kennedy (198-89, college: St.John's) added 9 points and 4 assists for lost side. ALBA Berlin (18-14) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Telekom Bsk and EWE Baskets. Loser EnBW Ludwigsburg keeps the eighth position with 15 games lost.
Top scorers:
ALBA: C.English 24+5reb+2ast, E.Kikanovic 15+3reb+1ast, N.Giffey 10+5reb+2ast, E.Atsur 9+6ast, G.Robinson 7+6reb+5ast, M.Miller 7+3reb+1ast
Ludwigsburg: M.Seric 12+4reb, R.Trice 12+1reb+4ast, J.Thiemann 9+5reb+1ast, D.Kennedy 9+4reb+4ast, J.Cooley 8+7reb, B.Loesing 8+5ast
gschID: 528816





ProA Round 4 of Semi-Finals. Oettinger force decider versus Chemnitz - by Eurobasket News

Oettinger R. - Chemnitz 78-74

Oettinger prevailed against visiting Chemnitz to force the decisive fifth game in the semifinal series. Oettinger Rockets Gotha made 22-of-27 free shots (81.5 percent) during the game. 27 personal fouls committed by Chemnitz helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Grant Gibbs (196-89, college: Creighton) fired 13 points and 4 assists for the winners. The other American import point guard Darrel Mitchell (181-84, college: LSU, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 14 points. American point guard Virgil Matthews (190-83, college: Montana) produced 16 points and 9 assists and forward Michael Fleischmann (205-86) added 14 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Chemnitz's coach Rodrigo Pastore rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Oettinger R.: D.Mitchell 14+3reb+3ast, R.Oehle 13+4reb+1ast, G.Gibbs 13+4reb+4ast, D.Hicks 11+3reb+2ast, D.Watts 8+7reb+2ast, M.DiLeo 8+2reb+2ast
Chemnitz: V.Matthews 16+2reb+9ast, J.Lawson 15+8reb, M.Fleischmann 14+8reb+1ast, C.Carter 13+3reb+4ast, M.Ziegenhagen 8+1reb+3ast, M.Seiferth 4+2reb
gschID: 545537





Dragan Torbica Announced As New Coach Of Iserlohn Kangaroos - by Dockers Hoops

German Pro B team Iserlohn Kangaroos has officially announced the signing of new head coach Dragan Torbica .

Torbica signed a one year contract with a second-year option, according to the team's website.

Torbica has been with the team as an assistant since the 2014-15 season.

Iserlohn Kangaroos finished fourth in the Pro B North standings with a 13-9 record and reached the quarterfinals of the league's playoffs before being knocked out in two games by South Division leader PS Karlsruhe Lions.



The Romerstrom Gladiators Sign Kyle Dranginis - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro A team Romerstrom Gladiators have gotten active very early on the transfer market and brought in Kyle Dranginis (195-SG-92, college: Gonzaga) who could moonlight as the brother of ex Bayreuth forward Beckham Wyrick. Dranginis is a 24 year old 195cm shooting guard from the small town of Nampa, Idaho that will be playing his second professional season in Germany. Last season as a rookie he played for SISU Copenhagen (Denmark-Ligaen playing 38 games and averaging 14,7ppg, 5,5rpg and 4,apg. "Kyle is a very intelligent player that will help us with his versatile play. He can play the positions 1-3. He also ahs leadership qualities and I am happy that we could bring him to Trier", stated head coach Marco Van Den Berg.

The American played his college ball at the well known Gonzaga that recently reached the NCAA final losing to North Carolina. He played at Gonzaga from 2012-2016 playing a total of 143 NCAA games and as a senior played 36 games averaging 6.5ppg, 4.5rpg, 3.1apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 54.3%, 3PT: 36.0%, FT: 57.5%. He was in very good company at Gonzaga playing together with future NBA players like Elias Harris, Kelly Olynyk, David Stockton, Kyle Wiltjer and Domantas Sabonis. "I am looking forward to my first season in Germany with the Romerstrom Gladiators and will give my best to reach our goals", stated Kyle Dranginis. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been WCC Regular Season Champion -14, 15, WCC Tournament Winner -14, 15, 16, NCAA Elite Eight -15, WCC Regular Season Co-Champion -16, NCAA Sweet 16 -16, and Danish Ligaen -17 (Player of the Week Rd.23).

Source:Romerstrom Glaldiators



BBL News: Darius Carter And Jordan Hulls Get Contract Extension - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

No less than 24 hours since the last easyCredit BBL game day already BG Goettingen and the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven have looked ahead to next season and held on to key players Darius Carter (201-PF-92, college: Wichita St.) and Jordan Hulls. Carter is a 24 year old 201 cm forward from Akron, Ohio who just completed his second professional season after having played in Georgia and Greece as a rookie. With BG Goettingen, he averaged 9,8ppg and 4,6rpg. He scored in double figures in 19 games including a 24 point game in a narrow 71-70 loss to Bamberg. "He improved much in his second season and feel that he can develop further", stated BG Goettingen head coach Johan Roijakkers. The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven announced the contract extension for Jordan Hulls. Hulls is a 27 year old 180cm point guard from Bloomington, Indiana that had an impressive fourth profesional season showing that he could make the next step after playing in lower leagues like Kosovo, Poland and Belgium. With the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven he averaged 13,1ppg, 2,7rpg and 4,0apg. He scored in double figures in 22 games and had 30 point and 28 point explosions in wins against Giessen and Bonn,

Source:BG Goettingen and Eisbaeren Bremerhaven



Miodrag Mirceta (I Am Not A Player Who Will Make 10 Assists In A Game But Maybe I Can Score 10 Three Pointers In A Game) - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Miodrag Mirceta (198-F) (27 years/194cm/SG-SF), basketball player from Serbia that played at KK Srem Sremska Mitrovica (2MLS) and this season played for TuS Bad Aibling Fireballs (Germany-Regionalliga) finishing the season in the 1.regionalliga in first place averaging 15.2ppg and 6.1 rebound in 23 minutes per game In the last 6 games he averaged more than 21 points per game, 8.9 rebounds, and 1.5 assists while shooting 46,4% from outside.

Miodrag can you tell me how you came to Germany. You come from Serbia coming to the i8th league (Berziksliga)?

When last season finished, I start thinking what to do with my life, with my basketball and with everything, because I am 27 years old and not the youngest anymore and I must think about my future because in the Serbian Second league you can't have the big money and I had problems with injuries the whole season. When my season 2015/16 finished, the basketball club Tvo Biggesee, from the Germany 2 regionalliga (5th league) called me and I went there. They have a great coach Heikel Ben-Mefteh who is one of the assistants in the Germany senior and U-18 national team and Sports director/Manager Daniel Baethcke who helped me a lot. I signed the contract and started working, because the club found me a job, but 10 days before the league started, the club said that they must go down from the league because they don't have money for playing in the 2.regionalliga and I went to play for the "B" team Biggesee in Berziksliga (8th league).


In the Berziksliga you scored 10 three pointers in one single game. Did clubs start calling?


Yes, after that game I had a lot offers from teams from Oberliga, 2.regionalliga and 1.regionalliga. But I lived in Olpe for six months and in that time I really started to love the people and I looked at them like my familly and I didn't want to go from Olpe. And I rejected six offers. But at the end of December I had an offer from the Bad Aibling Fireballs. That club have a lot Serbian and Croatian players and I accepted their offer from 1the .regionalliga (4th league) team Bad Aibling Fireballs. In that time they were in 2nd place with good chances to go to Pro B!


You came from the 8th league and finished the season in 1st place and was the best shooter in the 1.regionalliga "Sud-ost" and in 3th place in the regionalliga (55 clubs) and do you have offers from pro B now?

I am a shooter and my job is to shoot good from 3 point range. I am not a player who will make 10 assists in a game but maybe I can score 10 three pointers in a game. I don't have offers from teams from Pro A and Pro B, because they just called me for a tryout but that's not an offer.


What is the next step for you? Can you make the next step up?

Thank you. Yes that would be fantastic but my plan is to stay here in Bad Aibling. Bad Aibling is a small town but people live for basketball, especially people from the club. They give a lot of energy in that club and I respect that a lot. Club and players wants to go to Pro B next season and they want that I stay and help. If other clubs don't give me a really good offer I will stay here. But we will see, summer is really long so I have time to see what the best option is for me, but my first option is Bad Aibling.


Thanks Miodrag for the short chat.




Gary Johnson Becomes New Bochum Coach - by Dockers Hoops

VfL AstroStars Bochum guard Gary Johnson (188-PG-82, college: Cent.Florida) is hanging up his sneakers and taking over the team's head coach position as of next season.

Johnson recently wrapped up his pro career with a single season at VfL AstroStars Bochum averaging a shade under 14 points to go with 5 assists and 4 rebounds per game for the German Pro B team and was announced as the new head coach at the club's end of season ceremony.

Johnson spent all but one of his 12 professional seasons playing in Germany, playing seven years in the Pro A between Chemnitz, Duesseldorf, Gotha and Essen, following a career at Central Florida in the ACC.



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

30-year old swingman Alex Ruoff (198-F/G-86, agency: Inception Sports) had a great game in the last round for Goettingen and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 34.
He had a double-double of 28 points and 11 rebounds, while his team beat Braunschweig (#16, 6-26) 114-107. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on top of the standings. Goettingen is placed at 10th position in German league. Goettingen 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 14-18 record. In the team's last game Ruoff had a remarkable 58.8% from 2-point range. He turned to be Goettingen's top player in his first season with the team. West Virginia University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Ruoff is in league's top in assists (9th best: 4.7apg) and averages solid 58.2% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Geoffrey Groselle (212-C-93) of Braunschweig. He is American center in his first season at Braunschweig. In the last game Groselle recorded impressive double-double of 33 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Braunschweig lost that game 107-114 to the higher-ranked Goettingen (#10, 14-18). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Braunschweig keeps 16th position. 26 lost games are too many comparing to just six victories Braunschweig managed to get this year. Groselle is a newcomer at Braunschweig and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to another Braunschweig's star - forward Dyshawn Pierre (198-F-93, agency: BeoBasket). Pierre got into 30-points club by scoring 31 points in the last round. He went also for ten rebounds and four assists. Despite Pierre's great performance Braunschweig lost 107-114 to the higher-ranked Goettingen (#10, 14-18). But his team cannot count on just these two top stars as they also need help of the other teammates. Braunschweig can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 6-26 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Pierre he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Pierre has individually a great season in Germany. After 32 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.9rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Julian Gamble (208-F/C-89) of Telekom Bsk - 27 points and 6 rebounds
5. Jesse Sanders (190-PG-89) of Goettingen - 18 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists
6. Carl English (195-G-81) of ALBA - 24 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Vincent Sanford (193-G-90) of Wuerzburg - 17 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Frantz Massenat (193-G-92) of EWE Baskets - 13 points, 2 rebounds and 10 assists
9. Ivan Elliott (203-F-86) of Bremerhaven - 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Maximilian Kleber (207-PF-92) of B.Muenchen - 15 points, 5 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)



Oscar Da Silva Ends Eintracht Frankfurt/Fraport Skyliners NBBL Top 4 Dream Propelling IBAM To 61-60 Win - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

A little more than a week ago German wonder boy Isaac Bonga saw the sides of two worlds once again as the sky is the limit for the 17 year special talent was able to broaden his horizons again something he has been able to experience time in and time out if it was playing in the basketball without boarders tournament in Lithuania or shooting the breeze with New York Knick Justin Holiday at the 2017 NBA allstar weekend in New Orleans. Bonga skipped off the sold out court in Ulm of 6,000 plus people having played the most BBL minutes this season with 26 contributing six points, four rebounds and three assists in a narrow 90-84 defeat to ratiopharm Ulm and 20 hours later, he was brought back down to reality that his basketball life isn't only a bed of roses as he departed the floor in Munich a defeated young man as he had to accept the bitter 75-44 NBBL loss against the International basketball academy Munich with only 200 people in attendance and had ran around like a mad man leaving his heart on the floor having played 38 minutes filling up the stat sheet like a mini Lebron posting seven points, six rebounds, seven assists, four steals and one block. With his BBL season over, Bonga wanted to make his last season goal of reaching the NBBL top 4 in Frankfurt reality, but he as well as his teammates had to really show what they were made of, dig deep down within themselves and play with heart. Bonga wanted to avenge his unsatisfactory 3/18 shooting in Munich and at the same time force another do or die meeting with Munich and other German super talent Oscar Da Silva who dropped 59 points and 35 rebounds in the two game playoff series against Urspring and can continue to tell his friends that he will be attending Stanford next fall and play at the alma mater of ex Bamberg legend Casey Jacobsen. It was no secret that this special do or die game would bring out the best in Bonga and Da Silva as they combined for 40 points and 24 rebounds, but the International basketball academy Munich also known as IBAM came out on top escaping Frankfurt with a hard fought 61-60 victory. As the buzzer sounded, the few Munich fans that had made the trip jumped up in excitement as if lightening had struck them and star player and young phenom Oscar Da Silva (207-PF-98) was calm, but one could see in his eyes that he was not only relieved, but also very proud for reaching the NBBL Top 4 tournament. 'I am very happy about getting this win in Frankfurt. We never stopped fighting and played with high intensity. We came back through our good defense which helped us get transition baskets and that was key for the win', stressed future Stanford Cardinal Oscar Da Silva. For Eintracht Frankfurt/Fraport Skyliners, it was a very successful season, but their goal of reaching the NBBL Final 4 in Frankfurt was not met and one could easily read the frustration of the players on their faces. Especially for team second top scorer Konstantin Schubert it was a disappointing way to end his NBBL career. 'We knew that we could of won this game. Game one was depressing, but we had a different face today and defended very well against very good individual players. But when you only score 60 points, it will be difficult to win. We didn't do much wrong on defense, but didn't rebound well in the first half and when they couldn't hit from outside, we were unable to stop their penetration', stressed Fraport Skyliner Konstantin Schubert. 'They switched to zone in the second half which gave us problems and took us out of rhythm', added Fraport Skyliner Isaac Bonga.

The first quarter displayed the normal kind of NBBL jitters as both teams had their problems scoring while getting their defense in gear. Eintracht Frankfurt/Fraport Skyliners had the better start getting into their sets and executing thus lifting their self confidence after the embarrassing game one loss. Eintracht Frankfurt/Fraport Skyliners got some vital scoring in bunches early on as ex TV Langen guard Niklas Pons showed his explosiveness inside using his quickness for two easy lay ups while German Oliver Babitsch tested his 35,9% three point percentage nailing a high rainbow from the corner as Isaac Bonga got the assist. The International Basketball Academy Munich got production from Da Silva and 19 year old 185cm guard Johannes Klughardt who played the last three seasons at TUS Urspringschule to cut the Frankfurt lead to 7-4. That The International Basketball Academy Munich can defend is something they have shown all season long having kept teams to 70 points or less 15 times and stopped Frankfurt on three possessions and went on an annoying 10-0 run to get the 14-7 advantage. In the run, 18 year old Oscar Da Silva got going using his extreme athleticism that he has for 206cm scoring inside twice and 17 year old 206cm Fynn Fischer also scored inside as the guests were doing what they wanted inside against Frankfurt getting easy baskets. Fraport Skyliners head coach Gordon Herbert was spending his first day of summer vacation watching the game and was impressed by Da Silva. 'I watched him on film when I was looking at Richard Freudenberg. He has a good flow to the game and is a good team player. Sometimes it seems like he is doing more than he really is. Stanford will be good for him. They play in a good conference and if you get a degree from there then it means a lot', stressed Gordon Herbert. Eintracht Frankfurt/Fraport Skyliners stopped the run as Isaac Bonga closed out the first quarter with a runner and free throw to trail the The International Basketball Academy Munich 14-10. 'Both teams shot very bad from the perimeter. Munich was very big and physical and we had problems rebounding the ball', stressed Gordon Herbert. The International Basketball Academy Munich was shooting 43% from the field and 0% from outside while Eintracht Frankfurt/Fraport Skyliners was shooting 31% from the field and 14% from outside. Munich had the 12-5 rebound edge, but five turnovers while Frankfurt had four turnovers.

In the second quarter Eintracht Frankfurt/Fraport Skyliners started to make their comeback as there were three lead changes, but in the last four minutes, they stepped up their basketball and led by as much as six points. The real key was German Konstantin Schubert who had been out for a month with an ankle injury having missed the first four playoff games and was no where near 100% on this night, but came out in the second quarter on fire as if he had never been injured. The German gave the team the needed energy and scoring punch coupled with Isaac Bonga who had a better control of the Frankfurt offense as his playmaking was a big reason for them being able to get through the Munich defense. These two German figures Bonga and Schubert were mainly responsible for the quick 7-2 start as they grabbed back the lead 17-16. Schubert was present and deadly in the paint scoring twice and Bonga got to the free throw line twice. 18 year old 188cm point guard Dimitrije Mrda then made a sweet fade away jumper that saw nothing but net as Munich led again 18-17. Eintracht Frankfurt/Fraport Skyliners continued to keep their offensive rhythm and went on another run scoring nine points to extend their lead to 26-20. Schubert continued to be lethal in the paint while Bonga scored free throws, ex USC Freiburg center Cosmo Gruehn made a big tip in while 16 year old 175cm German energizer Alvin Oniya hit a floater. In the last minutes, The International Basketball Academy Munich got buckets from Fischer while Frankfurt had Bonga set up Gruehn for an easy basket and then made free throws as Eintracht Frankfurt/Fraport Skyliners led 31-25 at the break. 'The Frankfurt defense picked it up forcing more turnovers and Schubert did a good job coming off the bench and giving key baskets. Bonga wasn't 100%, but still did a good job despite being keyed in on by the Munich defense', stressed Gordon Herbert. Eintracht Frankfurt/Fraport Skyliners were shooting 36% from the field and 10% from the three point line while The International Basketball Academy Munich were shooting 38% from the field and 0% from the three point line. The International Basketball Academy Munich still had the rebound lead at 22-15.

The third quarter couldn't have been more exciting as both teams continued to battle and there were 9 lead changes as they were going back and forth, but after 30 minutes, The International Basketball Academy Munich was trailing 44-41. That aggressive International Basketball Academy Munich defense went back to work helping them carve a 7-0 run to regain the lead 32-31 as they stopped three Frankfurt possessions. The International Basketball Academy Munich continued to create havoc inside as Da Silva and 19 year old Anthony Okaro who came from the BG Goettingen organization got buckets inside and Johannes Klugahardt dropped a trey. Then the two teams changed leads as much and as quickly as FC Bayern Munich had lost their 2-1 lead to Borussia Dortmund losing 3-2 in the end in the cup semi-finals last week. Bonga, Da Silva, Gruehn, Fischer, Schubert, Mrda, Bonga and Ballhausen all gave their teams the lead. Schubert tied the game at 41-41 with a free throw, but it was Alvin Oniya that saved the third quarter nailing a long trey as he waited until Mrda was up, moved to his left and drained the shot for the 44-41 lead. 'We had a small lead, but we couldn't come to terms with their zone. It was an open game at this point', stressed Konstantin Schubert. 'We stayed in the game and concentrated on defense and finished inside as our outside shooting continued not to work', added Oscar Da Silva. Eintracht Frankfurt/Fraport Skyliners were shooting 31% from the field and 23% from the parking lot while The International Basketball Academy Munich were shooting 35% from the field and 7% from the parking lot. Munich still had the 34-28 rebound edge, but 12 turnovers while Frankfurt had 10 turnovers.

Eintracht Frankfurt/Fraport Skyliners seemed in semi control for the most part of the fourth quarter, but lost control at the end as they just couldn't close out the game. Both teams opened up the fourth quarter with 4-0 mini runs as The International Basketball Academy Munich got a bucket from Da Silver and Fischer free throws while Eintracht Frankfurt/Fraport Skyliners got Schubert free throws and a cute Bonga finger-tip roll in for the 48-44 lead. Twice Eintracht Frankfurt/Fraport Skyliners got huge baskets from Schubert and Gruehn to grab the four and five point leads, but every time it was Da Silva who would bounce back with two key buckets inside to cut the Eintracht Frankfurt/Fraport Skyliners lead to 53-50. Eintracht Frankfurt/Fraport Skyliners missed two easy finishes inside which the guests took advantage of as Mrda went coast to coast for the lay in and Da Silva got another easy bucket inside for the 54-53 lead. After Babitsch made one free throw to dead lock the game at 54-54, it was Mr work horse Da Silva again scoring inside this time over Bonga for the 56-54 lead. Gruehn then found Pons cutting inside for the easy pass and lay in to tie the game at 56-56. Eintracht Frankfurt/Fraport Skyliners then really fell asleep as the little 188cm guard Mrda snuck inside getting his own offensive rebound and making the put back for the 58-56 lead. With less than two minutes remaining, Eintracht Frankfurt/Fraport Skyliners stayed tough and got a super clutch trey from Schubert and Bonga free throw for the 60-58 lead. However with less than 20 seconds remaining, it wasn't Da Silva, but Mrda draining the huge three for the 61-60 lead. Eintracht Frankfurt/Fraport Skyliners had 14 seconds remaining and one last chance, but Bonga missed a fade away shot from close range and Gruehn had one last chance with 1,6 seconds remaining but his trey didn't want to fall ending the NBBL Top 4 dreams of Eintracht Frankfurt/Fraport Skyliners. 'Mrda is our magic kid. He is always somewhere between crazy and genius on the court. We know what he is capable of and that he can make those shots. He has amazing court vision and at times the fans stand for his passes, but he didn't show so much of that today. We did a good job with our switching defense and that worked well on the last shot of Gruehn', stressed Oscar Da Silva. 'We did a good job taking Mrda out for the most part, but he made key shots in the fourth. On that last play, we had three options with Bonga getting the lob pass and I was the second option. I was totally open. It was a shame I couldn't get the ball', stressed Konstantin Schubert. After the battle, Bonga was stretching in the corner and national teammate and friend Oscar Da Silva greeted the German and exchanged some words. Both have the utmost respect for one another. 'I have a personal competition with him, but we are friends. He didn't find his rhythm in game one, but had a great game two and is a great player. The best thing that Isaac does on the court is make his teammates better', stressed Oscar Da Silva. Bonga not only described what it was like playing against Da Silva, but his own season summary. 'It is always great to play against a friend and good player and have good competition. He is a good guy and will do well at Stanford. He will have good chance to get playing time there. I am happy with my season and was able to develop further playing for 3 teams. I feel my shot improved the most', added Isaac Bonga. The International Basketball Academy Munich were led by Oscar Da Silva with 22 points and 15 rebounds. Dimitrije Mrda and Fynn Fischer added 12 points a piece. Eintracht Frankfurt/Fraport Skyliners were led by Isaac Bonga with 18 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Konstantin Schubert produced 17 points and Cosmo Gruehn had 10 points. The International Basketball Academy Munich shot 39% from the field and 10% from outside while Eintracht Frankfurt/Fraport Skyliners shot 32% from the field and 28% from outside. The International Basketball Academy Munich won the rebound battle 46-38, but had 15 turnovers while Eintracht Frankfurt/Fraport Skyliners had 14 turnovers.




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Kastritis the new head coach of Kymi - by Giorgos Diploidis

As it was officially announced Giannis Kastritis will be the new coach of GS Kymis. Kastritis has a very good season with the team of Aries Trikalla BC.

His team do not only avoid relegation but finished in the 10th place of Basket League, one win less than GS Lavrio which played in Play Offs.

GS Kymis some days ago announced that they will not continue their co-operation with Vassilis Bratsiakos after many years in their bench and Giannis Kastritis took his place.




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Nation's top high school hoops stars descend on Indy-area - by Eurobasket News

Nike and Under Armour - two of the top three shoe-sponsored grassroots basketball circuits (Adidas the other) - will have events in Central Indiana this weekend. The Nike EYBL event will be headquartered at Grand Park Fieldhouse in Westfield, while the Under Armour Association event will be played at Best Choice Fieldhouse in Fishers. Both events will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday night and run through Sunday afternoon. Admission is $10. Spectator parking for the Nike event will be at Monon Trail Elementary School (19400 Tomlinson Road in Westfield) with a complimentary shuttle to the fieldhouse.
Here's a look at some of the top players to watch, starting with the Nike event:
Marvin Bagley III (6'6''-F-99) III, Nike Phamily: The 6-10 Bagley is considered the No. 1 player in the 2018 class (New Albany's Romeo Langford is third on most lists). The Californian has a long offer list, including Duke, Kentucky, UCLA and many others. He'll play at 9:30 p.m. Friday night, 12:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday and 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.
Cameron Reddish (6'9''-F-99), Team Final: The 6-8 Reddish, ranked No. 5 in the junior class, plays for Team Final. Duke, Kentucky and Villanova are in the mix. He'll play at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday and 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.
Other top-20 players on the Nike circuit are Bol Bol (6'11''-SF) (Cal Supreme Elite), Darius Garland (5'10''-PG-00) (Bradley Beal Elite), Simisola Shittu (CIA Bounce), Javonte Smart (6'4''-G-99) (Houston Hoops), Jalen Smith (Team Takeover), Shareef O'Neal (6'9''-C) (Cal Supreme) and Emmitt Williams (6'7''-F) (E1T1). Only the 6-9 O'Neal, the son of Shaquille O'Neal, is committed (to Arizona). Indiana and Notre Dame are among the programs that have offered Garland, a 6-1 point guard from Tennessee. He'll play at 8 p.m. Friday night, 9:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Indiana recently offered Louis King, a 6-8 forward from New Jersey. King, ranked No. 32 by Rivals, plays with Team Final. Games are 9:30 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday and 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. Of local note, Fort Wayne North Side's Keion Brooks is a rising star in the 2019 class but is playing up a year on the U-17 circuit for the Spiece Indy Heat. His team will play at 8 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday. His teammates include Jamal Harris (Crispus Attucks), Jarron Coleman (Cathedral), Gavin Bizeau (Plainfield) and Tyger Campbell (La Lumiere). South Bend Riley's Damezi Anderson is playing with Meanstreets. The 6-7 Anderson, who has an offer from Purdue, will play at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. The Under Armour event also has some of the country's top prospects. Here's a look at some of the names to watch:
Moses Brown (No. 6 by Rivals, New Heights), Nazreon Reid (No. 14, Sports U), Khavon Moore (No. 19, Atlanta XPress), Silvio De Sousa (No. 20, Florida Vipers), Miles Norris (No. 21, Earl Watson Elite), Jahvon Quinerly (No. 26, Sports U) and Elijah Weaver (No. 28, Team Breakdown) are among the top players on the Under Armour circuit. None of those players listed are committed for college. The locally-based G3 Grind are among the teams playing in the U-17 division for Under Armour. Kevin Easley (Lawrence North) was the leading scorer last week for G3, which will play at 8:20 p.m. on Friday, 1 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Courtesy of: indystar.com



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Eredivisie Round 4 of Semi-Finals. Groningen became first finalists - by Eurobasket News

Den Bosch - Groningen 68-72

Groningen became the first finalists after they completed the sweep of Den Bosch. The guests trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 23-8 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Groningen forced 19 Den Bosch turnovers. American point guard Lance Jeter (191-88, college: Nebraska) fired 20 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Naturalized American swingman Jason Dourisseau (196-83, college: Nebraska) chipped in 21 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). The former international forward Ralf Pagter-Ralf (200-89) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds and the former international Kees Akerboom (200-83, agency: Court Side) added 16 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Den Bosch players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Groningen: J.Dourisseau 21+2reb, L.Jeter 20+5reb+6ast, D.Pasalic 14+7reb, A.Smith 5+4reb+2ast, A.Slagter 4+3reb+4ast, T.de Paula 4+2reb+2ast
Den Bosch: R.Pagter Ralf 17+11reb+2ast, K.Akerboom 16+5reb, D.Balentine 14+5reb+1ast, M.Bouwknecht 11+1reb+2ast, J.Watts 4+5reb+1ast, S.McWhorter 2+3reb+1ast
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Leiden - Zwolle 76-67

Leiden held off Zwolle to even the semifinal series at 2-2. It looked good early as Zwolle took a 6-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Leiden had a 23-8 second period charge getting the lead and Zwolle was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 67-76. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international Rogier Jansen (188-84, agency: Court Side) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 9 assists. The former international Jessey Voorn (197-90, agency: Court Side) contributed with 27 points for the winners. American center Clayton Vette (202-88, college: Winona St., agency: Court Side) replied with 19 points and 8 rebounds and his fellow American import guard JT Tiller (188-88, college: Missouri) added 17 points and 4 assists in the effort for Zwolle. Zwolle's coach Herman van den Belt rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Leiden: J.Voorn 27+2reb+3ast, R.Jansen 19+4reb+9ast, D.Draper 14+6reb+1ast, L.Enobakhare 8+11reb, T.Koenis 3+7reb+2ast, F.Versteegh 3+4reb+1ast
Zwolle: C.Vette 19+8reb+1ast, J.Tiller 17+4reb+4ast, J.Yoho 10+6reb+2ast, K.Hyland 9+2reb, N.Oudendag 5+8reb+2ast, N.Van Oostrum 5+2reb+5ast
gschID: 545489





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  HUNGARY  


Norbert Toth stays with Falco KC - by Eurobasket News

Norbert Toth (205-F/C-86) has ensured another season with Falco KC. The team has guaranteed one more season on contract of the centre. Norbert Toth tallied 6.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game in the Hungarian League this season. Previously Norbert Toth played for Kormend, Alba Ferhervar, PVSK Pecs. Toth has been the member of the Hungarian National Team since 2009.


Hungarian A Division round 9 (Second Stage) best performance: Darrin Govens - by Eurobasket News

American Point guard Darrin Govens (185-PG-88) had a great game in the last round for Falco KC, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9 (Second Stage).
The 28-year old player was the main contributor (30 points, three rebounds and seven assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Kormend (#2, 22-11) 92-80. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Falco KC maintains the 4th position in Hungarian A Division. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier in Second Stage. Falco KC will need more victories to improve their 21-12 record. In the team's last game Govens had a remarkable 77.8% from 2-point range and got three three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He turned to be Falco KC's top player in his first season with the team. Former Saint Joseph's University star has very solid stats this year. Govens is in league's top in points (3rd best: 20.7ppg), assists (5th best: 6.2apg) and averages impressive 53.1% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 30-year old American Brandon Johnson (183-G-86, agency: BeoBasket) of Sopron KC. Johnson had a very good evening with 28 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists. Bad luck as Sopron KC was edged by the higher-ranked PVSK Pannon (#1, 20-13) 90-86. Sopron KC managed to keep the same 5th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 13-20 record. Johnson is one of the most experienced players at Sopron KC and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.2ppg (#9). His other stats are also decent: 5.0rpg and 5.9apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was Serbian guard Marko Boltic (193-G-87, agency: 011 Sports) of Szedeak (#3). Boltic showcased his all-around game by recording 13 points, six rebounds and twelve assists (!!!) in the last round. He was a key player of Szedeak, leading his team to a 88-77 win against #2 ranked Kaposvari in a game of the week. Szedeak needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 18 victories and 16 lost games. Boltic has a great season in Hungary. After 34 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 8.1apg (2nd best). He also has 2.1spg and FGP: 56.0%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Deville Smith (183-PG-91) of MAFC - 27 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Brian Williams (196-G/F-92) of Jaszberenyi - 20 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Nikola Pavlicevic (192-SG-88) of Szolnok - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
7. David Vojvoda (196-G/F-90) of Szolnok - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists
8. Ismet Sejfic (208-C-93) of PVSK Pannon - 20 points and 9 rebounds
9. Milan Csorvasi (209-F/C-88) of Kormend - 18 points and 14 rebounds
10. Peter Lorant (206-F/C-85) of Alba - 17 points, 11 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)



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  IRAN  

D1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Daequan COOK
  Chemidor
  (195-G-87)
  Avg: 23
 1. Cook, Chemidor23.0 
 2. Buljan, Kashan22.5 
 3. Robinson, Petrochimi20.9 
 4. Prince, Azad19.2 
 5. Hosley, Arak18.6 
 6. Toncinic, Gorgan18.6 
 7. Gacesa, Tabriz17.2 
 8. Allahverdi, Shiraz a.15.5 
 9. Jones, Azad15.2 
 10. Williams, Arak15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arsalan KAZEMI
  Army
  (200-SF-90)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Kazemi, Army11.5 
 2. Buljan, Kashan10.1 
 3. Kardoust, Arak9.3 
 4. Williams, Tabriz9.1 
 5. Toncinic, Gorgan8.8 
 6. Hassanzadeh, Naft A.8.5 
 7. Ranjbar, Shiraz a.7.5 
 8. Mirzaei, Naft A.7.4 
 9. Cukinas, Chemidor7.3 
 10. Jones, Azad7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Gerald ROBINSON
  Petrochimi
  (185-PG-89)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Robinson, Petrochimi4.3 
 2. Nasajpour, Tabriz4.0 
 3. Davarpanah, Naft A.3.8 
 4. Prince, Azad3.6 
 5. Perkins, Naft A.3.5 
 6. Hosley, Arak3.4 
 7. Davoudi, Arak3.2 
 8. Jamshidi, Petrochimi3.1 
 9. Allahverdi, Shiraz a.2.8 
 10. Williams, Arak2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Quinton HOSLEY
  Arak
  (201-F-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Hosley, Arak3.0 
 2. Nasajpour, Tabriz2.7 
 3. Kazemi, Army2.7 
 4. Prince, Azad2.5 
 5. Perkins, Naft A.2.2 
 6. Davarpanah, Naft A.2.2 
 7. Mashayekhi, Naft A.2.0 
 8. Robinson, Petrochimi1.8 
 9. Afagh, Arak1.7 
 10. Jones, Azad1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Sean WILLIAMS
  Tabriz
  (208-F-86)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Williams, Tabriz4.1 
 2. Taherpour, Shiraz a.1.1 
 3. Ranjbar, Shiraz a.1.1 
 4. Riaie, Chemidor1.0 
 5. Kardoust, Arak1.0 
 6. Toncinic, Gorgan0.9 
 7. Moradinasab, Gor.0.9 
 8. Soleimani, Kashan0.8 
 9. Nabipour, Petrochimi0.7 
 10. Torabi, Army0.7 


Tabriz lands Ermin Jazvin - by Mohammad Amin Maghsoodlou

Shahrdary Tabriz (Superleague) tabbed experienced 37-year old Bosnian ex-international center Ermin Jazvin (209-117kg-80, agency: Mansfield and Associates). He moved there from MMCITE Brno in NBL league in Czech Republic where he played this season. In 8 NBL games he averaged 8.6ppg and 5.0rpg. Jazvin also spent pre-season at Bashkimi (SuperLeague) in Kosovo earlier that year. In 5 NBL games he had 11.8ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.0apg.
His team won Romanian Cup in 2014.
Jazvin also represented Bosnia at the European Championships in Lithuania six years ago. His stats at that event were 2 games: 0pts, 1.0rpg.
Jazvin is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Austria (Vienna), Croatia (Jolly), Germany (EnBW Ludwigsburg), Greece (Iraklis), Hungary (Kaposvari), Italy, Poland (Energa Czarni), Russia, Spain (CB Granada), Ukraine (DniproAzot), Romania (UBT Cluj Napoca and CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu) and Bosnia (HKK Zrinjski HT Mostar).
Jazvin is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Tabriz.
Let's have closer look into Jazvin's outlook: He has ease hand what gives him high percent of realisation. Very strong and tough defence player. His speed and technics of the play are on a high level that's why he is good shooting guard.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Review of Superleague Round 3 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Chemidor - Arak 91-87

Chemidor held off Arak to narrow the deficit in the series. Chemidor made 22-of-25 charity shots (88.0 percent) during the game. Chemidor outrebounded Arak 43-32 including 16 on the offensive glass. Arak was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American guard Daequan Cook (195-87, college: Ohio St.) who led his team to a victory with 32 points. K Riaie contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 17 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Four Chemidor players scored in double figures. American-Georgian forward Quinton Hosley (201-84, college: Fresno St.) answered with 32 points and 5 steals and Bulgarian Filip Videnov (196-80, college: W.Kentucky, agency: Alti Sport) added 19 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Arak.
Top scorers:
Arak: Q.Hosley 32+4reb+3ast, F.Videnov 19+8reb+5ast, A.Kardoust 14+9reb, H.Afagh 9+2reb+5ast, A.Davoudi 7+4reb+2ast, H.Sohrabnejad 4+3reb
Chemidor: D.Cook 32+3reb+2ast, A.Sedighi 23+10reb+2ast, K. Riaie 14+17reb+5ast, I.Zandi 10+3reb, J.Davari 9+5reb+4ast, N.Bakhshi 2+3reb
gschID: 545406


Kashan - Naft Abadan 66-71

Naft Abadan overcame Kashan on the road to celebrate the third straight win. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Kashan won third quarter 21-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great evening for American-Ivorian guard Doron Perkins (189-83, college: Santa Clara) who led his team to a victory scoring 17 points and 6 rebounds. International Mohammad Hassanzadeh (203-90, agency: Three Eye Sports) helped adding 13 points and 8 rebounds. Naft Abadan's coach Hemad Sameri used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was the former international center Masoud Soleimani (207) with 15 points and 6 rebounds and forward Mohammadreza Rezaei (199-96) scored 15 points.
Top scorers:
Kashan: M.Soleimani 15+6reb+2ast, M.Rezaei 15+2reb+2ast, A.Najafi 12+4reb+2ast, M.Khaleghifar 9+6reb+2ast, M.Shahrian 8+8reb+2ast, M.Moshedi 5+1reb
Naft Abadan: D.Perkins 17+6reb+2ast, S.Davarpanah 13+1reb+3ast, M.Hassanzadeh 13+8reb+2ast, M.Mirzaei 8+10reb, E.Salmani 7+3reb+1ast, S.Mashayekhi 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 545408


Tabriz - Azad 95-91

Tabriz topped Azad to earn the first victory in the series. Azad trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 33-24 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 91-95 at the end of the game. Tabriz made 19-of-20 free shots (95.0 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was the former international point guard Erfan Nasajpour (177-84) who scored 15 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Croatian guard Hrvoje Puljko (193-83, agency: Mansfield and Associates) chipped in 24 points. At the other side the best for losing team was Irish-Australian center Andrew James Ogilvy (211-88, college: Vanderbilt) who recorded a double-double by scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) and American guard Dominique Jones (193-88, college: S.Florida) added 15 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Azad: A.James Ogilvy 27+10reb+1ast, A.Baheran 19+3reb, D.Jones 15+5reb+7ast, B.Koochoie 10+3reb+1ast, F.Sabouri 8+6reb, M.Rasoul 5+2reb
Tabriz: H.Puljko 24+2reb, S.Pazrofteh 16+5reb, V.Hajian 15+3reb+3ast, E.Nasajpour 15+5reb+8ast, M.Ghamari 8+2reb, S.Reyhani 7+6reb
gschID: 545409


Army - Petrochimi 73-83

Petrochimi outgunned Army to gain 3-0 lead. The game was mostly controlled by Petrochimi. Army was better in fourth quarter 24-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 24 personal fouls committed by Army helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for international center Hamed Haddadi (218-85) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field). American swingman James White (201-82, college: Cincinnati, agency: Three Eye Sports) accounted for 14 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side. The former international center Mohammad Torabi (211-92) came up with 13 points and 6 rebounds and the former international swingman Ashkan Khalilnejad (191-91) added 17 points and 4 steals respectively for Army in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Army: A.Khalilnejad 17+3reb+1ast, M.Torabi 13+6reb+3ast, M. Rajaei 11+7reb, V.Dalirzahan 11+4reb+1ast, N.Farahani 9+4reb+2ast, H.Beigi 4
Petrochimi: H.Haddadi 24+10reb+1ast, B.Yakhchali 15+3reb+2ast, J.White 14+8reb+3ast, M.Jamshidi 13+5reb+1ast, O.Sahakian 8+4reb+1ast, R.Lotfi 4+1reb
gschID: 545407





Superleague Round 4 of Quarter-Finals. Azad reach semifinal stage - by Eurobasket News

Tabriz - Azad 77-89

Azad upset Tabriz on the road to secure the semifinal birth. The game without a history. Azad led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. 24 personal fouls committed by Tabriz helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Dominique Jones (193-88, college: S.Florida) fired 35 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Irish-Australian center Andrew James Ogilvy (211-88, college: Vanderbilt) chipped in a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds. A Taherkhani produced 20 points and Bosnian center Ermin Jazvin (209-80, agency: Mansfield and Associates) added 10 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Tabriz players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Azad: D.Jones 35+6reb+5ast, A.James Ogilvy 19+11reb+3ast, B.Koochoie 13+3reb+2ast, A.Armen Allahverdi 7+1reb+1ast, M.Yousofvand 6+7reb+1ast, A.Baheran 5+5reb+2ast
Tabriz: A. Taherkhani 20+1reb, H.Puljko 12+2reb+1ast, S.Pazrofteh 12+6reb, E.Jazvin 10+8reb+1ast, M.Falahat 9+3reb+1ast, V.Hajian 5+2reb
gschID: 545838


Chemidor - Arak 87-83

Chemidor held off Arak to force the decisive fifth game in the series. The hosts were already 12 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 30-22 Arak's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 87-83 at the end of the game. Chemidor made 27-of-27 charity shots (100 percent !!!) during the game. Strangely Arak outrebounded Chemidor 38-26 including 16 on the offensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of K Riaie who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 blocks (made all of his eight free throws). The former international guard Javad Davari (185-83) contributed with 16 points and 7 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) for the winners. Five Chemidor players scored in double figures. Bulgarian Filip Videnov (196-80, college: W.Kentucky, agency: Alti Sport) replied with 30 points and 9 rebounds and international center Asghar Kardoust (212-86) added 21 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Arak.
Top scorers:
Chemidor: K. Riaie 20+6reb+2ast, I.Zandi 17+3reb+1ast, J.Davari 16+7reb+3ast, D.Cook 11+2reb+3ast, A.Sedighi 11+4reb, A.Azari 6
Arak: F.Videnov 30+9reb+1ast, A.Kardoust 21+10reb, H.Afagh 15+4reb+5ast, A.Davoudi 8+8reb+7ast, Q.Hosley 7+3reb+2ast, H.Sohrabnejad 2+4reb+1ast
gschID: 545835





Yanick Moreira is a newcomer at Naft Abadan - by Mohammad Ahmadi

Naft Abadan (Superleague) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old Angolan ex-international center Yanick Moreira (211-100kg-91, college: SMU). He moved there from Raptors 905 Missisauga (D-League) in the U.S. where he played the last season. In 55 D-League games he recorded 8.3ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.5apg this season.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Moreira's college team won AAC Tournament in 2015. He was also voted All-AAC Most Improved Player of the Year and NABC All-District 25 2nd Team in 2015.
Moreira was also a member of Angolan international program for some years. He played for Angolan Senior National Team between 2010 and 2015 and previously for U18 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
Moreira also represented Angola at the World Championships U19 in New Zealand eight years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 5.0ppg, 5.3rpg.
Moreira has played also professionally in France (SPO Rouen), Spain (UCAM Murcia) and NBA (LA Clippers and Brooklyn Nets).
He attended Southern Methodist University until 2015 and it is his second season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A young center who protects the rim and grabs lots of rebounds. He is improving his ball handling, can score the ball with either hand and is expecte to become a top level player very soon.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ITALY  

Stats Leaders - Lega2

Points Per Game
 Adam SMITH
  Roseto
  (185-PG-92)
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Smith, Roseto24.7 
 2. Davis, Jesi24.1 
 3. Golden, Chieti22.5 
 4. Ferguson, Angelico.20.4 
 5. Sims, Rieti20.2 
 6. Bowers, Bondi F.20.0 
 7. Legion, Viola RC20.0 
 8. Brown, Roma Virtus19.9 
 9. Harrell, Mens S.19.3 
 10. Ray, Udine APU18.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mike HALL
  Angelico Biella
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 12.9
 1. Hall, Angelico Biella12.9 
 2. Reynolds, Recanati12.2 
 3. Radic, Viola RC11.4 
 4. Mosley, Legnano9.7 
 5. Smith, Ravenna9.6 
 6. Mortellaro, Chieti9.3 
 7. Easley, Eurobask.9.2 
 8. Perry, Treviso .9.2 
 9. Poletti, Latina B.9.1 
 10. Jones, Piacenza9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Yuval NAIMY
  Scafati
  (188-PG-85)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Naimy, Scafati7.5 
 2. Moreno, Bondi F.6.2 
 3. Bowers, Jesi6.1 
 4. Fantinelli, Treviso .6.0 
 5. Piazza, Agrigento5.2 
 6. Deloach, Eurobask.5.0 
 7. Zanelli, Rieti4.6 
 8. Fultz, Roseto4.5 
 9. Golden, Chieti4.5 
 10. Roderick, Bondi F.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Javonte GREEN
  Alma T.
  (193-G-93)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Green, Alma T.2.6 
 2. Hasbrouck, Piacenza2.0 
 3. Brown, Roma Virtus2.0 
 4. Spissu, Virtus B.2.0 
 5. Bowers, Jesi1.9 
 6. Okoye, Udine APU1.8 
 7. Smith, Ravenna1.8 
 8. Fanti, Eurobask.1.8 
 9. Crockett, Unieuro .1.7 
 10. Legion, Viola RC1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Taylor SMITH
  Ravenna
  (199-F/C-91)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Smith, Ravenna2.7 
 2. Mosley, Legnano2.2 
 3. Pellegrino, Bondi F.1.8 
 4. Reynolds, Recanati1.7 
 5. Bowers, Bondi F.1.4 
 6. Ancellotti, Treviso .1.4 
 7. Parks, Alma T.1.3 
 8. Daniels, Mantova1.1 
 9. Arledge, Latina B.1.0 
 10. Easley, Eurobask.1.0 


stats leader

Points Per Game
 Simone PEPE
  Pescara
  (184-G-93)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Pepe, Pescara21.1 
 2. Bagnoli, Cassino19.7 
 3. Maggiotto, Senigallia19.6 
 4. Centanni, Volpino .19.6 
 5. Bolzonella, Varese R.18.3 
 6. Grilli, Barcellona18.3 
 7. Boffelli, Scauri18.2 
 8. Zampolli, Matera17.9 
 9. Ghersetti, Bergamo17.5 
 10. Bonfiglio, Piombino17.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Simone BAGNOLI
  Cassino
  (205-F/C-81)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Bagnoli, Cassino10.9 
 2. Ravazzini, Matera10.8 
 3. Zanotti, Monteroni10.6 
 4. Bozzetto, Crema10.5 
 5. Chiacig, Taranto10.1 
 6. Toscano, Bottegone10.1 
 7. Di-Donato, Pescara9.0 
 8. Di-Carmine, Ortona8.9 
 9. Arrigoni, Omegna8.8 
 10. Beretta, Roma L.8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Matias DI MARCO
  San S.
  (180-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Di-Marco, San S.7.5 
 2. Svoboda, Desio6.8 
 3. Losi, Cefalu6.0 
 4. Maggio, Napoli Cuore5.3 
 5. Sanguinetti, Piacenza5.3 
 6. Bruni, Cecina5.3 
 7. Bottioni, Campli5.1 
 8. Musso, Ortona5.0 
 9. Magini, Firenze Enic4.9 
 10. Rivali, Montegrano4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Ferdinando NASELLO
  Siena Virtus
  (194-G-95)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Nasello, Siena Virtus2.5 
 2. Realini, Domodossola2.2 
 3. Demartini, Vicenza2.2 
 4. Chiappelli, Reggio E.2.1 
 5. Stefanelli, San M.2.1 
 6. Gasparin, Omegna1.9 
 7. Busco, Patti1.9 
 8. Toscano, Bottegone1.8 
 9. Bonfiglio, Piombino1.8 
 10. Ricci, Giulianova1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Diego CORRAL
  Omegna
  (205-C-86)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Corral, Omegna1.3 
 2. Capitanelli, Pescara1.2 
 3. Galmarini, Firenze .1.1 
 4. Zanotti, Monteroni1.1 
 5. Laguzzi, Sestu1.0 
 6. Ferrara, Padova1.0 
 7. Lucarelli, Firenze .0.9 
 8. Mastroianni, Napoli C.0.9 
 9. Chiacig, Taranto0.9 
 10. Antonelli, Bisceglie0.9 


Results and Stats from Serie A2 Round 1 of 1/8 Finals - by Eurobasket News

Alma Trieste - Treviglio 88-83

Alma Trieste rallied past Treviglio in the opener. Forward Matteo Da-Ros (204-89) fired 27 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American forward Jordan Parks (201-94, college: N.C.Central, agency: Two Points) chipped in 18 points and 8 rebounds. Naturalized American guard Adam Sollazzo (198-90, college: E.Tenn.St.) produced 26 points and 4 assists and Lithuanian Paulius Sorokas (202-92, agency: Players Group) added 12 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Five Treviglio players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Treviglio: A.Sollazzo 26+4reb+4ast, P.Marini 13+4reb+2ast, E.Rossi 12+6reb+2ast, P.Sorokas 12+9reb+2ast, T.Marino 10+2reb+5ast, C.Nwohuocha 6+4reb
Alma Trieste: M.Da Ros 27+9reb+5ast, J.Parks 18+8reb, D.Cavaliero 12+1reb+4ast, J.Green 8+5reb+1ast, A.Cittadini 8+7reb, S.Bossi 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 545086


Agrigento - F.Kontatto BO 100-77

Agrigento topped Bologna to secure 1-0 lead in the series. Agrigento made 25-of-29 free shots (86.2 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Agrigento especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. American swingman Perrin Buford (198-94, college: Middle Tenn.St.) fired 21 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Guard Marco Evangelisti (198-84) chipped in 20 points. Power forward Luca Gandini (206-85, agency: Octagon Europe) produced 10 points and 6 rebounds and the former international guard Daniele Cinciarini (194-83) added 13 points respectively for lost side. 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:
F.Kontatto BO: D.Cinciarini 13+1reb, J.Knox 11+3reb, L.Gandini 10+6reb, M.Ruzzier 9+1reb+3ast, A.Legion 9, L.Candi 8+1reb+1ast
Agrigento: P.Buford 21+6reb+1ast, M.Evangelisti 20+2reb, Q.De Laurentiis 13+7reb, R.Bucci 12, D.Bell-Holter 8+5reb, I.Ferraro 8+1reb+2ast
gschID: 545085


Tortona - Mantova 76-67

Tortona knocked down Mantova to open the playoffs. American point guard Glenn Cosey (183-92, college: E.Kentucky, agency: Three Eye Sports) fired 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners (made all of his seven free throws). His fellow American import point guard Phil Greene-IV (187-92, college: St.John's) chipped in 23 points and 4 assists. Four Tortona players scored in double figures. American forward DeAndre Daniels (206-92, college: Connecticut) produced 12 points and 8 rebounds and swingman Alessandro Amici (200-91) added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Mantova's coach Alberto Martelossi tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game.
Top scorers:
Mantova: J.Giachetti 15, A.Amici 12+5reb+2ast, D.Daniels 12+8reb, F.Candussi 8+5reb+1ast, L.Gergati 6+2reb+1ast, M.Timperi 5+2reb
Tortona: P.Greene IV 23+1reb+4ast, G.Cosey 19+5reb+4ast, L.Garri 14+8reb, D.Alviti 10+5reb, M.Sanna 4+3reb, G.Ricci 4+7reb
gschID: 545087


Virtus Bologna - Novipiu Casale 74-67

Virtus Bologna held off Novipiu Casale in Game 1. Virtus Bologna made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. Virtus Bologna had a 29-18 advantage in offensive rebounds. Nigerian-American point guard Michael Umeh (188-84, college: UNLV) fired 17 points for the winners. American center Kenny Lawson (207-88, college: Creighton) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds. American forward Jordan Tolbert (201-92, college: SMU) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) and power forward Luca Severini (204-96) added 13 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Novipiu Casale: L.Severini 13+5reb+2ast, J.Tolbert 12+11reb, G.Tomassini 10+3reb+3ast, N.Martinoni 10+5reb+1ast, N.Natali 8+3reb, D.Denegri 7+1reb+2ast
Virtus Bologna: M.Umeh 17+3reb+2ast, K.Ndoja 13+7reb+2ast, K.Lawson 11+10reb+1ast, G.Rosselli 10+3reb+4ast, S.Gentile 6+1reb+3ast, D.Bruttini 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 545083


Treviso Basket - Lighthouse TR 86-74

Treviso Basket outgunned Lighthouse Trapani to secure 1-0 advantage. Treviso Basket outrebounded Lighthouse TR 38-26 including 23 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American forward Jesse Perry (200-89, college: Arizona) fired a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. The former international guard Matteo Fantinelli (195-93, agency: Octagon Europe) chipped in 9 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists. Treviso Basket's coach Stefano Pillastrini used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international power forward Andrea Renzi (207-89, agency: Players Group) produced 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and Kenneth Viglianisi (193-92, agency: Players Group) added 19 points respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Lighthouse TR: K.Viglianisi 19+3reb+1ast, A.Renzi 15+6reb+4ast, J.Crockett 15+5reb, K.Mays 10+1reb+3ast, D.Filloy 7+1reb, G.Ganeto 5+9reb+1ast
Treviso Basket: J.Perry 23+10reb, Z.Perl 12+3reb+5ast, A.Saccaggi 12+1ast, T.Rinaldi 10+7reb+1ast, M.Fantinelli 9+5reb+11ast, A.Ancellotti 8+5reb
gschID: 545084


Angelico Biella - Verona 83-76

Angelico Biella secured the winning start to their series versus Verona. Angelico Biella made 22-of-27 free shots (81.5 percent) during the game. American-Irish forward Mike Hall (203-84, college: G.Washington, agency: Interperformances) fired 31 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. American point guard Jazzmarr Ferguson (185-89, college: IU Southeast) chipped in 15 points and 4 assists. Guard Marco Portannese (192-89) produced 14 points and 9 rebounds and American point guard Dawan Robinson (188-82, college: Rhode Island, agency: Interperformances) added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Verona's coach Luca Dalmonte tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game.
Top scorers:
Verona: M.Portannese 14+9reb+2ast, M.Frazier 14+1reb+1ast, D.Robinson 12+5reb+1ast, D.Brkic 11+1reb, L.Tote 9+3reb+1ast, A.Amato 7+5reb+2ast
Angelico Biella: M.Hall 31+8reb+3ast, J.Ferguson 15+4reb+4ast, M.Venuto 11+3reb+4ast, N.De Vico 8+3reb+2ast, M.Udom 8+8reb, A.Tessitori 6+8reb
gschID: 545080


Legnano - Roseto 58-62

Roseto snatched a road win over Legnano in the opener. The former international power forward Valerio Amoroso (204-80, agency: Interperformances) stepped up and scored 14 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and American point guard Adam Smith (185-92, college: Georgia Tech) chipped in 14 points. At the losing side American center William Mosley (203-89, college: Northwestern St.) responded with 6 points, 18 rebounds and 5 blocks and the other American import Nikolas Raivio (192-86, college: Portland, agency: Pensack Sports) scored 9 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists.
Top scorers:
Legnano: M.Martini 17+1reb+3ast, F.Maiocco 16+5reb, N.Raivio 9+7reb+6ast, W.Mosley 6+18reb+2ast, F.Ihedioha 5+6reb+1ast, M.Palermo 5+5reb
Roseto: V.Amoroso 14+6reb, A.Smith 14+4reb+2ast, B.Sherrod 9+9reb+1ast, R.Casagrande 8+6reb+1ast, N.Mei 7+3reb+1ast, R.Fultz 5+4reb+6ast
gschID: 545082


Ravenna - Roma Virtus 93-87

Ravenna held off Roma Virtus in the opening game of the series. Ravenna made 23-of-29 free shots (79.3 percent) during the game. Ravenna had a 31-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. Guard Matteo Tambone (192-94) fired 22 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American point guard Derrick Marks (190-93, college: Boise St.) chipped in 17 points and 4 assists. The former international point guard Massimo Chessa (188-88) produced 24 points and 5 assists and American forward John Brown (203-92, college: High Point) added 18 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Ravenna and five Roma Virtus players scored in double figures. Roma Virtus' coach Fabio Corbani tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game.
Top scorers:
Roma Virtus: M.Chessa 24+2reb+5ast, J.Brown 18+7reb+3ast, G.Maresca 15+3reb+1ast, A.Landi 11+4reb+1ast, A.Raffa 10+5reb+5ast, D.Sandri 4+1reb+3ast
Ravenna: M.Tambone 22+7reb+3ast, D.Marks 17+4reb+4ast, S.Masciadri 16+3reb+1ast, T.Smith 14+9reb+2ast, G.Sabatini 9+5reb+1ast, A.Chiumenti 7+5reb+2ast
gschID: 545081


Group Play-Out
Scafati - Unieuro Forli 80-83

Unieuro Forli made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. British point guard Ogooluwa Adegboye (182-87, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Octagon Europe) fired 23 points for the winners. Forward Riccardo Castelli (200-88, agency: Players Group) chipped in 14 points and 9 rebounds. Unieuro Forli's coach Giorgio Valli used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Maltese-American Darryl Jackson (190-85, college: Warner Pacific, agency: Diamond Sports) produced 17 points and 4 assists and power forward Marco Ammannato (203-88, agency: Players Group) added 17 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Scafati players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Scafati: M.Ammannato 17+5reb+1ast, D.Jackson 17+3reb+4ast, N.Crow 11+4reb+2ast, I.Lupusor 11+3reb, T.Fantoni 10+6reb+3ast, M.Santiangeli 6+3reb+1ast
Unieuro Forli: O.Adegboye 23+4reb+3ast, M.Johnson 19+3reb+2ast, R.Castelli 14+9reb+3ast, R.Amoroso 8+4reb, P.Rotondo 6+2reb+1ast, M.Ferri 5+2reb+3ast
gschID: 545581


Chieti - Viola RC 93-95

American-Danish guard Alan Voskuil (191-86, college: Texas Tech) nailed 33 points (!!!) for the winning side and American Marshawn Powell (201-90, college: Arkansas, agency: Three Eye Sports) accounted for 19 points and 15 rebounds. American guard Trae Golden (188-91, college: Georgia Tech) came up with 50 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds (made all of his sixteen free throws !!!) and the other American import swingman Cade Davis (197-88, college: Oklahoma, agency: Two Points) added 11 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Chieti in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Chieti's coach Maurizio Bartocci rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Chieti: T.Golden 50+5reb+3ast, C.Davis 11+7reb+2ast, M.Allegretti 10+8reb+1ast, C.Mortellaro 10+6reb+3ast, M.Piccoli 7+6reb+7ast, M.Fallucca 3+1ast
Viola RC: A.Voskuil 33+3reb+3ast, M.Powell 19+15reb+2ast, A.Fabi 16+10reb+4ast, L.Caroti 13+2reb+6ast, R.Marulli 5+3reb+1ast, C.Taflaj 4+1reb
gschID: 545580





Ferrocarril tabs Mauricio Aguiar - by Eurobasket News

Ferrocarril Oeste Capital Federal (LigaA) inked experienced 34-year old Uruguayan-Italian forward Mauricio Aguiar (199-83, agency: Pro Sports). He moved there from Defensor in Uruguayan LUB league where he played this season. In 35 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.5ppg, 2.6rpg and 2.6apg. The last season Aguiar played at Regatas Corrientes. In 59 LigaA games he averaged 10.7ppg and 2.2rpg.
Among other achievements he won Uruguay LUB Capital Division championship title in 2012. Aguiar received also Latinbasket.com All-South American Championships 1st Team award back in 2014.
He represented Uruguay at the South American Championships in Caracas (Venezuela) last year. Aguiar's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 5 games: 9.8ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 42.4%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 75.0%.
Aguiar is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Aguiar has played previously professionally in Italy (Libertas Liburnia, Angelico Biella and Vanoli Cremona), Argentina (Obras Basket) and Venezuela (Marinos and Bucaneros).
His game is described as: A powerful guard/forward, very good in the open court offense and in the 1-on-1; has an interesting shooting range, but loves to go oinside as his first option; a little discontinous, needs to improve his defense on the guards and his passing and decision making; some years of experience at a top level could make him a superstar.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Allstars look to extend basketball win streak - by Eurobasket News

Defending champions Catherine Hall All-Stars will start favourites to win their seventh-straight game in the Western Basketball Association's iCool/iDrade Elite Basketball League when they take on winless Lucea Flames in the first game of a double-header at Montego Bay Cricket Club, set to start at 6:15pm. In the second game Holland Saints, on nine points from five games, will seek to cement a place in the top four when they take on Cricket Club Knights who are on seven points, also from five games. On Saturday, former champions Granville Jaguars pulled to within a point of leaders All-Stars with a 71-63 win over Montego Bay Hoopers, while Muschett Falcons got their second win, beating Inner City Avalanche 57-54. Levar Rose scored 21 points for Granville Jaguars, who got off to a fast start and cruised to their fifth win as they led by 10 points 26-16 after the first quarter and pushed it up to 14 at half-time where they led 48-34 and were well on their way at the end of the third quarter, leading by 16 points 61-45. Dave Black (180-G-85) scored 17 points for Granville, Leroy Lawrence scored 15 points and had 11 rebounds, while Michael Palmer also grabbed 11 rebounds while scoring eight points. Dwayne Johns and Omar Bell both scored 13 points for Hoopers and Rayon Gardner scored 11 points. Falcons overcame a one-point deficit at the end of the third round to pull off a three points win over Avalanche. Falcons' Jermaine Allwood led all scorers with 17 points and Karlington Barrett scored 11 points and had 12 rebounds while Fabian Julian scored 14 points and had 21 rebounds for Avalanche, while Jayvon Dorman and Orlan Lamey both scored 11 points.
Courtesy of: wbajamaica.com



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BJ League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Scootie RANDALL
  Cyberdyn.
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Randall, Cyberdyn.20.7 
 2. Tapscott, Kagawa F.19.7 
 3. Rickert, Cyberdyn.18.4 
 4. Creekmore, Tokyo Z18.3 
 5. Barone, Aomori W.18.0 
 6. Alabi, Toyotsu FE17.9 
 7. Woodbury, Bambitio.17.8 
 8. Jones, Tokyo Z17.6 
 9. Stephan, Tokyo E.17.6 
 10. Wiggins, Aomori Watts15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Solomon ALABI
  Toyotsu FE
  (216-C-88)
  Avg: 12.9
 1. Alabi, Toyotsu FE12.9 
 2. Rickert, Cyberdyn.12.6 
 3. Andrews, Tokyo Z11.8 
 4. Posthumus, Shins.11.5 
 5. Davis, Shimane SM11.2 
 6. Creekmore, Tokyo Z11.1 
 7. Doaks, Iwate B.10.8 
 8. Barone, Aomori W.10.7 
 9. Stephan, Tokyo E.10.7 
 10. Sanders-F., Yamag.10.4 
Assists Per Game
 Takumi FURUNO
  Kumamoto.
  (179-PG-93)
  Avg: 5
 1. Furuno, Kumamoto.5.0 
 2. Sameshima, Kagos.4.6 
 3. Otsuka, Toyotsu FE4.4 
 4. Nishiyama, Tokyo E.4.0 
 5. Tatsuhiko, Ehime O.3.3 
 6. Tapscott, Kagawa F.3.2 
 7. Ikaruga, Hiroshim.3.1 
 8. Watanabe, Tokyo Z3.1 
 9. Hirao, Bambitio.3.0 
 10. Randall, Cyberdyn.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Takumi FURUNO
  Kumamoto.
  (179-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Furuno, Kumamoto.2.1 
 2. Tapscott, Kagawa F.1.7 
 3. Burns, Nishinomiya S.1.6 
 4. Kanbara, Kumamoto.1.6 
 5. Otsuka, Toyotsu FE1.6 
 6. Tokunaga, Kagawa F.1.6 
 7. Tatsuhiko, Ehime O.1.6 
 8. Kasahara, Ehime OV1.5 
 9. Spikes, Fukushima1.4 
 10. Obuchi, Gunma1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Chukwudiebere MADUABUM
  Kagos.
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Maduabum, Kagos.2.4 
 2. Kuso, Gunma1.7 
 3. Blackledge, Ehime O.1.7 
 4. Vandenberg, Nishinom.1.6 
 5. Spikes, Fukushima1.6 
 6. Ridley, Hiroshima D.1.5 
 7. van-der-List, Shinshu .1.5 
 8. Marshall, Shima.1.5 
 9. Alabi, Toyotsu FE1.4 
 10. Davis, Shimane SM1.3 


Best players of Japanese B League round 59 - by Eurobasket News

American Sam Willard (205-F-88, agency: Pensack Sports) had a great game in the last round for Toyama Grouses and that's him to receive a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 59.
The 28-year old forward had a double-double of 18 points and nineteen rebounds, while his team edged out Hitachi SR (#3, 30-27) 76-72. Toyama Grouses maintains the 5th position in their group in Japanese B League. The season is in a full swing, so it's only a dream for the team to make it into top half of the standings. For contrary they may face relegation if the situation turns from bad to worse. Toyama Grouses have already lost 40 games and recorded just seventeen victories. Willard has many years of experience at Toyama Grouses, through which he has constantly improved. University of Pacific graduate has very impressive stats this year. Willard is in league's top in rebounds (6th best: 9.6rpg) and averages solid 54.1% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old American power forward Davante Gardner (203-PF-91) of Niigata Albirex. Gardner impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 25 points and 18 rebounds. Bad luck as Niigata Albirex was edged by slightly higher-ranked Sanen (#2, 31-26) 73-69. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the top position in Central. Niigata Albirex still maintains its place in the top 4 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 25-32 record. Gardner is a newcomer at Niigata Albirex 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 21.8ppg (#2). He also registered 8.8 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Craig Brackins (208-PF-87) of Shiga L-Stars (#6). Brackins got into 30-points club by scoring 36 points in the last round. He went also for ten rebounds . He was a key player of Shiga L-Stars, leading his team to a 92-83 win against slightly higher-ranked Nagoya DD (#5, 24-33). The chances of Shiga L-Stars not to end season at such low position in West, however are less than slim as they have already lost 39 games, recording just eighteen victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Brackins could try to bring Shiga L-Stars' a little bit higher in the standings. Brackins has a very solid season. In 28 games in Japan he scored 14.6ppg. He also has 7.3rpg and FGP: 55.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Julian Mavunga (203-PF-90) of Shiga L-Stars - 24 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Drew Viney (204-PF-88) of Toyama Grouses - 27 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Ryan Rossiter (204-F/C-89) of Tochigi Brex - 21 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Robert Dozier (206-F-85) of Sanen - 28 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Jerome Tillman (201-F-87) of Nagoya DD - 22 points and 12 rebounds
9. Robert Sacre (213-C-89) of Hitachi SR - 17 points and 11 rebounds
10. Tyler Stone (203-PF-91) of Chiba Jets - 30 points and 5 rebounds

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



Japanese B League D3 round 22 best performance: Kyle Richardson - by Eurobasket News

American Forward Kyle Richardson (201-F-91) put on an amazing game in the last round for Otsuka A., receiving a Asia-basket.com B League D3 Player of the Week award for round 22.
The 25-year old player had a double-double of 26 points and 21 rebounds, while his team Otsuka A. maintains the 4th position in Japanese B League D3. Otsuka A. is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. But it was their 25th lost game this season out of 50 games. In the team's last game Richardson had a remarkable 60.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Otsuka A.'s top player in his first season with the team. Former Portland State University star has very solid stats this year. Richardson is league's best scorer averaging so far 18.1ppg and leads league in rebounds with 10.5rpg. Richardson is in league's top in and averages impressive 59.6% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 32-year old American Edward Morris (204-C/F-84) of Tokyo HT. Morris had a very good evening with a double-double of 20 points and 12 rebounds. Of course he led Tokyo HT to another comfortable win 86-69 over the lower-ranked Saitama Bron. (#6, 14-36) being unquestionably team leader. Tokyo HT's 3rd position in the standings has not changed. His team's 34-16 record is not bad at all. Morris is a newcomer at Tokyo HT, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Cyrus Tate (203-F/C-85) of Saitama Bron. (#6). Tate scored 21 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). Despite Tate's great performance Saitama Bron. lost 69-86 to the higher-ranked Tokyo HT (#3, 34-16). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Saitama Bron. can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 14-36 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Tate he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Tate has a very solid season. In 26 games in Japan he scored 11.1ppg. He also has 7.5rpg and FGP: 52.1%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Alex Jones (206-F/C-87) of Tokyo HT - 18 points and 21 rebounds
5. Daisuke Kobayashi (188-G-87) of Fukuoka Rizing - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Jermaine Green (203-F-80) of Tokyo Cinq R. - 18 points and 9 rebounds
7. Matthew Bryan-Amaning (205-F-88) of Fukuoka Rizing - 23 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Gyno Pomare (203-F-86) of Kanazawa Sam. - 19 points and 8 rebounds
9. Josiah Heath (205-F/C-93) of Tokyo Cinq R. - 13 points and 13 rebounds
10. Ray Raymond (203-F-84) of Otsuka A. - 20 points and 4 rebounds

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



B League D2 Round 60: Toyotsu FE defeats leader Nishinomiya S. - by Eurobasket News

There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in B League D2. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Nishinomiya S. (41-17) in Nagoya on Sunday night. Visitors were rolled over by second ranked Toyotsu FE (40-18) 83-59. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. It was a good game for Nigerian center Solomon Alabi (216-88, college: Florida St.) who led his team to a victory with 19 points and 9 rebounds. American forward Rodney Carney (201-84, college: Memphis) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Toyotsu FE's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Australian center Jordan Vandenberg (216-90, college: N.Carolina St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 14 rebounds for Nishinomiya S.Toyotsu FE maintains second position with 40-18 record behind leader Shimane SM. Nishinomiya S. at the other side still keeps top place with 17 games lost. Toyotsu FE are looking forward to face Tokyo Z (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Nishinomiya S. will play against Tokyo Excel. and is hoping to win this game.
Another exciting game for Dragonflies (44-14) which played on the court of second-best Kumamoto V. (43-15). Third ranked Dragonflies upset home team edging them after exciting game by one point 73-72. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Kumamoto V.. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Seiji Ikaruga (185-94) who helped to win the game recording 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and Connor Lammert who added 13 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was point guard Takumi Furuno (179-93) with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Dragonflies moved-up to second place. Kumamoto V. at the other side dropped to the third position with 15 games lost. Dragonflies will play against Orange Vikings (#4) in Matsuyama in the next round. Kumamoto V. will play on the road against Kagawa FA in Takamatsu and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very close game took place in Fukushima between Cyberdyne IR and Fukushima. Third ranked Cyberdyne IR (30-28) got a very close victory on the road over second-best Fukushima (30-28). Cyberdyne IR managed to escape with a 2-point win 69-67 in the fight for the second place. American players dominated the game. The winners were led by Rick Rickert who had that evening a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds. Even 13 points and 9 rebounds by Terrance Shannon did not help to save the game for Fukushima. Cyberdyne IR have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with defeated Fukushima. Cyberdyne IR will meet at home Iwate Big Bulls (#6) in the next round. Fukushima will play against Aomori Watts (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very interesting game took place in Tokyo. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of one of their biggest challengers Bambitious Nara (22-36) to fifth ranked Tokyo Excel. (22-36) 74-72 in the fight for the fourth place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Bambitious Nara. The best player for the winners was Ryan Stephan who had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 16 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Tokyo Excel. moved-up to fourth place, which they share with defeated Bambitious Nara. Tokyo Excel.'s next round opponent will be league's leader Nishinomiya S. in Hyogo and it may be the game of the week. Bambitious Nara will play at home against Shinshu BW and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Cyberdyne IR (30-28) which played road game in Fukushima against second-best Fukushima (30-28). Third ranked Cyberdyne IR had an easy win 85-62. American players dominated also this game. It was a good game for Scootie Randall who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 14 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. Cyberdyne IR have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with defeated Fukushima. Cyberdyne IR will face Iwate Big Bulls (#6) at home in the next round. Fukushima will play against Aomori Watts (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 60: Shimane SM beat Kagawa FA on the road 76-60. Aomori Watts won against Yamagata on its own court 69-54. Gunma outscored Iwate Big Bulls in a road game 79-59. Shinshu BW recorded a loss to Tokyo Z at home 64-76. Kagoshima was crushed by Ehime OV on the opponent's court 99-76.

Fukushima - Cyberdyne IR 67-69

A very close game took place in Fukushima between Cyberdyne IR and Fukushima. Third ranked Cyberdyne IR (30-28) got a very close victory on the road over second-best Fukushima (30-28). Cyberdyne IR managed to escape with a 2-point win 69-67 in the fight for the second place. Cyberdyne IR outrebounded Fukushima 42-31 including 28 on the defensive glass. American players dominated the game. The winners were led by power forward Rick Rickert (211-83, college: Minnesota) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds and forward Scootie Randall (198-90, college: Temple) supported him with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Even 13 points and 9 rebounds by forward Terrance Shannon (203-90, college: VCU) did not help to save the game for Fukushima. Center Nigel Spikes (208-89, college: Marshall) added 14 points and 7 rebounds. Cyberdyne IR have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with defeated Fukushima. Cyberdyne IR will meet at home Iwate Big Bulls (#6) in the next round. Fukushima will play against Aomori Watts (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Cyberdyne IR: S.Randall 18+7reb+2ast, R.Rickert 18+10reb+3ast, J.Maniwa 13+5reb+2ast, D.Larkai 6+8reb, S.Isshiki 5+2reb, M.Yosuke 5+4reb
Fukushima: N.Spikes 14+7reb+2ast, T.Shannon 13+9reb+2ast, S.Kanno 10+3reb, C.Bozeman 8+1reb+2ast, K.Tomori 7+4reb+3ast, A.Nogami 5+1reb
gschID: 543449


Fukushima - Cyberdyne IR 62-85

An interesting game for Cyberdyne IR (30-28) which played road game in Fukushima against second-best Fukushima (30-28). Third ranked Cyberdyne IR had an easy win 85-62. Cyberdyne IR outrebounded Fukushima 41-24 including a 33-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. American players dominated also this game. It was a good game for forward Scootie Randall (198-90, college: Temple) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 14 rebounds. Power forward Rick Rickert (211-83, college: Minnesota) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Center Nigel Spikes (208-89, college: Marshall) replied with 12 points and 7 rebounds and guard Cedric Bozeman (198-83, college: UCLA) added 8 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Fukushima. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Cyberdyne IR have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with defeated Fukushima. Cyberdyne IR will face Iwate Big Bulls (#6) at home in the next round. Fukushima will play against Aomori Watts (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Cyberdyne IR: S.Randall 35+14reb+1ast, D.Larkai 11+3reb+2ast, R.Rickert 10+10reb+3ast, J.Maniwa 7+4reb+1ast, M.Yosuke 6+7reb+2ast, S.Isshiki 5+2reb+1ast
Fukushima: N.Spikes 12+7reb+2ast, T.Shannon 11+5reb, S.Kanno 10+2reb+2ast, S.Murakami 9+1reb+1ast, C.Bozeman 8+6reb+3ast, K.Tomori 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 543448


Kagawa FA - Shimane SM 60-76

No shocking result in a game when first ranked Shimane Magic (49-9) beat 5th ranked Kagawa FA (18-40) in Takamatsu 76-60 on Sunday. Shimane Magic made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. It was a good game for Jamaican-American power forward Ryan Reid (204-86, college: Florida St.) who led his team to a victory with 17 points and 9 rebounds. American forward Josh Davis (203-91, college: San Diego St.) contributed with 9 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Jamaican power forward Adrian Forbes (211-88, college: Auburn, agency: Haylett Sports) replied with 13 points and 6 rebounds and point guard Rintaro Tokunaga (177-86) added 13 points in the effort for Kagawa FA. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Shimane Magic have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 49-9 record. Loser Kagawa FA keeps the fifth place with 40 games lost. Shimane Magic will face Kagoshima (#6) in Renova in the next round where they are favorite. Kagawa FA will play at home against Kumamoto V. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Shimane SM: R.Reid 17+9reb, J.Abe 13, H.Okamoto 10+2reb+3ast, J.Davis 9+11reb+4ast, W.Marshall 8+6reb+1ast, Y.Tatsuhiro 7+1reb+2ast
Kagawa FA: A.Forbes 13+6reb, R.Tokunaga 13+2reb+3ast, C.Tapscott 10+6reb, S.Mizoguchi 8+4reb+1ast, T.Shuichi 5+5reb+1ast, N.Williams 4+1reb
gschID: 543440


Toyotsu FE - Nishinomiya S. 83-59

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Nishinomiya S. (41-17) in Nagoya on Sunday night. Visitors were rolled over by second ranked Toyotsu FE (40-18) 83-59. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. It was a good game for Nigerian center Solomon Alabi (216-88, college: Florida St.) who led his team to a victory with 19 points and 9 rebounds. American forward Rodney Carney (201-84, college: Memphis) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Four Toyotsu FE players scored in double figures. Toyotsu FE's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Australian center Jordan Vandenberg (216-90, college: N.Carolina St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 14 rebounds and point guard Noriaki Douhara (178-89) added 8 points and 4 assists in the effort for Nishinomiya S.Toyotsu FE maintains second position with 40-18 record behind leader Shimane SM. Nishinomiya S. at the other side still keeps top place with 17 games lost. Toyotsu FE are looking forward to face Tokyo Z (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Nishinomiya S. will play against Tokyo Excel. and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Toyotsu FE: R.Carney 20+4reb+3ast, S.Alabi 19+9reb+1ast, S.Kozu 10+4reb+1ast, K.Sugimoto 10+2reb+3ast, Y.Otsuka 6+3reb+5ast, M.Narita 5+3reb+1ast
Nishinomiya S.: J.Vandenberg 17+14reb+1ast, N.Douhara 8+2reb+4ast, L.Owens 7+5reb, K.Matsuzaki 7+1reb+1ast, N.Tani 6+4reb+2ast, D.Burns 6+1reb+3ast
gschID: 543441


Aomori Watts - Yamagata 69-54

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fourth ranked Aomori Watts and 5th ranked Yamagata had identical 26-31 record. This time Aomori Watts used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Yamagata 69-54 on Sunday night. It was a good game for American center Kyle Barone (208-89, college: Idaho) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 14 rebounds. The other American import forward Alan Wiggins (206-85, college: USF) contributed with 14 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Point guard Yuichi Ishikawa (173-87) replied with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 16 rebounds and American swingman Seth Tarver (196-88, college: Oregon St.) added 16 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Yamagata. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Aomori Watts have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Tokyo Z. Yamagata lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with 32 games lost. Aomori Watts will face Fukushima (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Yamagata will play against the league's leader Gunma and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Aomori Watts: D.Shimoyama 14+1reb+1ast, A.Wiggins 14+9reb+2ast, K.Barone 14+14reb+1ast, T.Kan 6+3reb, Y.Nagayama 5+3reb+1ast, K.Aita 5+4reb+2ast
Yamagata: S.Tarver 16+8reb+2ast, S.Murakami 12+2reb, Y.Ishikawa 10+16reb+3ast, Y.Takahashi 7+4reb+2ast, S.Yamamoto 4+2reb, Y.Kojima 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 543442


Iwate Big Bulls - Gunma 59-79

Very predictable result when first ranked Gunma (38-20) rolled over on the road 6th ranked Iwate Big Bulls (15-43) 79-59 on Sunday. Gunma dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Iwate Big Bulls' 26 and made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Iwate Big Bulls were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American forward Thomas Kennedy (201-87, college: Detroit Mercy) who led his team to a victory with 26 points and 7 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). Point guard Masashi Obuchi (182-83) contributed with 8 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American center Donald Lawson (208-88, college: W.Michigan) replied with 8 points and 12 rebounds and guard Yusuke Kodera (182-84) added 15 points in the effort for Iwate Big Bulls. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Gunma maintains first position with 38-20 record. Iwate Big Bulls lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 43 games lost. Gunma will face Yamagata (#5) at home in the next round. Iwate Big Bulls will play against the league's second-placed Cyberdyne IR in Tsukuba and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Gunma: T.Kennedy 26+7reb+1ast, H.Kondo 12+3reb+3ast, A.Kuso 11+3reb+2ast, D.Umetsu 9+4reb, M.Obuchi 8+9reb+2ast, S.Kurihara 5+3reb+1ast
Iwate Big Bulls: Y.Kodera 15+1reb, D.Lawson 8+12reb, N.Doaks 8+7reb, M.Sawaguchi 6, O.Yoko 6+6reb, S.Onodera 5+2reb+4ast
gschID: 543443


Shinshu BW - Tokyo Z 64-76

Not a big story in a game when 6th ranked Shinshu BW (14-44) lost to third ranked Tokyo Z (27-31) in Nagano 64-76 on Sunday. Shinshu BW was plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American center Will Creekmore (205-89, college: Missouri St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). The other American import guard Deon Jones (198-93, college: Monmouth) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Canadian center Chad Posthumus (211-91, college: Morehead St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 14 rebounds and Dutch power forward Jeroen van der List (213-89, college: Indian Hills CC) added 10 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Shinshu BW. Shinshu BW's coach Ryutaro Onodera rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Tokyo Z maintains third position with 27-31 record having fourteen points less than leader Shimane SM, which they share with Aomori Watts. Loser Shinshu BW keeps the sixth place with 44 games lost. Tokyo Z will face league's second-placed Toyotsu FE in Nagoya in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Shinshu BW will play on the road against Bambitious Nara (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tokyo Z: W.Creekmore 27+13reb+4ast, D.Jones 17+11reb, K.Teppei 8, S.Akiba 7+1reb+1ast, M.Takumi 5+1reb+2ast, J.Liu 5+3reb
Shinshu BW: C.Posthumus 23+14reb+1ast, J.van der List 10+8reb+1ast, T.Hiroaki 9+1reb, K.Mitsui 6+4reb, Y.Yosuke 5+4reb+4ast, X.Ford 4+6reb+2ast
gschID: 543444


Tokyo Excel. - Bambitious Nara 74-72

A very interesting game took place in Tokyo. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of one of their biggest challengers Bambitious Nara (22-36) to fifth ranked Tokyo Excel. (22-36) 74-72 in the fight for the fourth place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Bambitious Nara. Tokyo Excel. brought some defensive toughness making 9 blocks. The best player for the winners was American center Ryan Stephan (208-94, college: Colorado Mesa) who had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 16 rebounds. The other American import center Luke Evans (203-91, college: Cal.Baptist) chipped in 12 points and 5 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Nigerian forward Andy Ogide (204-87, college: Colorado St., agency: HMS) who recorded a double-double by scoring 10 points and 16 rebounds and American guard Terrance Woodbury (201-87, college: Georgia) added 15 points and 5 assists respectively. Four Bambitious Nara players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Tokyo Excel. moved-up to fourth place, which they share with defeated Bambitious Nara. Tokyo Excel.'s next round opponent will be league's leader Nishinomiya S. in Hyogo and it may be the game of the week. Bambitious Nara will play at home against Shinshu BW and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tokyo Excel.: H.Tobita 13+1ast, R.Stephan 13+16reb+2ast, L.Evans 12+5reb+1ast, T.Nishiyama 9+1reb+1ast, J.Herold 9+7reb, S.Miyata 6+4reb+1ast
Bambitious Nara: S.Komatsu 16+6reb, T.Woodbury 15+4reb+5ast, A.Hirao 13+1reb+2ast, A.Ogide 10+16reb+2ast, R.Kato 5+7reb, D.Terashita 4+7reb+1ast
gschID: 543445


Ehime OV - Kagoshima 99-76

Everything went according to plan when fourth ranked Orange Vikings (29-29) outplayed 6th ranked Kagoshima (7-51) in Matsuyama 99-76 on Sunday. Orange Vikings dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Kagoshima's 36. They outrebounded Kagoshima 38-21 including a 27-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Orange Vikings looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a good game for American center Joshua Crawford (211-88, college: Indiana St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field). Toshino Yoshihiko (186-92) contributed with 20 points and 4 assists for the winners. Four Orange Vikings players scored in double figures. Guard Hiroshi Fujita (190-92) replied with 14 points and forward Ryuichiro Nakazono (190-78) added 14 points in the effort for Kagoshima. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Orange Vikings maintains fourth position with 29-29 record. Kagoshima lost eighth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 51 games lost. Orange Vikings will face league's second-placed Dragonflies in Hiroshima in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Kagoshima will play at home against the league's leader Shimane Magic (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Ehime OV: J.Crawford 23+13reb, T.Yoshihiko 20+4reb+4ast, Y.Nakajima 13+4reb+5ast, Y.Sekido 12+9reb, C.Williams 11+1reb, M.Abe 10+1reb+3ast
Kagoshima: H.Fujita 14+4reb+1ast, R.Nakazono 14+2reb, K.Matsuzaki 11, H.Yamashita 8+5reb+1ast, H.Tamada 8+1reb+1ast, A.Yamada 8+1ast
gschID: 543446


Kumamoto V. - Hiroshima D. 72-73

Another exciting game for Dragonflies (44-14) which played on the court of second-best Kumamoto V. (43-15). Third ranked Dragonflies upset home team edging them after exciting game by one point 73-72. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Kumamoto V.. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Seiji Ikaruga (185-94) who helped to win the game recording 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and American forward Connor Lammert (206-94, college: Texas, agency: Babcock Sports) who added 13 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was point guard Takumi Furuno (179-93) with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and American forward Joel James (208-94, college: N.Carolina) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds. Four Dragonflies and five Kumamoto V. players scored in double figures. Dragonflies moved-up to second place. Kumamoto V. at the other side dropped to the third position with 15 games lost. Dragonflies will play against Orange Vikings (#4) in Matsuyama in the next round. Kumamoto V. will play on the road against Kagawa FA in Takamatsu and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hiroshima D.: S.Tanaka 15+5reb+1ast, C.Lammert 13+7reb+1ast, S.Ikaruga 13+6reb+4ast, S.Asayama 10+2reb+1ast, A.N'Diaye 9+8reb+1ast, D.Dillon 6+2reb+1ast
Kumamoto V.: T.Furuno 22+10reb+4ast, R.Nakanishi 12+4reb+1ast, Y.Kanbara 12+1reb, J.James 11+10reb, P.Butorac 10+3reb+1ast, S.Kobayashi 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 543447





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  JORDAN  


Jordan 3x3 tournament gets FIBA recognition - by Eurobasket News

FIBA, the world governing body for basketball , has upgraded a tournament being held in Jordan next week so that it now becomes an avenue towards qualifying for a World Tour, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service. The Jordan 3x3 Spring Championship will take place at the King Hussein Business Park on May 5-6 and will feature many of the country's top basketball players competing in a thrilling version of the sport. There will be four categories with 16 teams confirmed for the men's event, and a further eight taking part in the U-18 category. There will be eight teams in each of the seniors and the U-18 women's categories. 'The event provides an opportunity for fans of the sport to see a new high speed and action packed version of basketball which has become a global craze,' said organiser, Ramez Kawar. 'We are delighted to announce that it has been given official recognition from FIBA who have upgraded the event to a 'satellite' tournament with the winner of the men's going through to the next stage of eventually trying to make the 3x3 World Tour.' That next stage is a 'Challenger' event in Taiwan from September 9-10, and there is an added incentive for the women with the winners qualifying through to a tournament in Lebanon. 3x3 is gaining a foothold in Jordan who will include a male team for the upcoming 4th Islamic Solidarity Games to be held in Baku next month. The women, meanwhile, are also set to compete internationally for the first time with an U-18 3x3 side entered for the U-18 Asian Cup taking place in Malaysia, also next month. 'There is a lot planned locally for 3x3 which is growing in popularity in Jordan because it is fast and requires less space and equipment to play,' added Kawar. 'We are building a concrete base from which to grow. Next week's tournament will showcase the sport to a wide audience and I encourage people to come down to see what it is all about. 'Some of the best male and female players in Jordan will be taking part so we expect a very high caliber event.' 3x3 is played on a half court with just one backboard and basket used. The clock rarely stops with possession changing hands immediately after each basket. Matches are 10 minutes long, or until a team reaches 21 points. Instead of two and three point baskets, 3x3 awards one and two points. The shot clock is just 12 seconds as opposed to 24 seconds in the full game and substitutes can only be made when the ball is dead.
Courtesy of: jordantimes.com



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Tyler LARSON
  Barons Riga
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 16.8
 1. Larson, Barons Riga16.8 
 2. Pitts, Valmiera15.1 
 3. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.14.8 
 4. Blums, VEF Riga14.8 
 5. Ausejs, Liepaja/.14.5 
 6. Griffin, Liepaja/.14.4 
 7. Stumbris, Jekabpils14.1 
 8. Jogela, Barons Riga14.0 
 9. Laksa, Valmiera13.7 
 10. Jeromanovs, Jurma.13.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Viktors ILJINS
  Jurmala
  (212-C-91)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Iljins, Jurmala8.4 
 2. Rozitis, Liepaja/.8.4 
 3. Krestinin, Barons R.7.7 
 4. Selakovs, Jekabpils7.4 
 5. Montgomery, Liepaja/.7.2 
 6. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.7.1 
 7. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils6.6 
 8. Jonats, Valmiera6.5 
 9. Strelnieks, Jurmala6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.7.2 
 2. Jeromanovs, Jurma.6.1 
 3. Pitts, Valmiera5.9 
 4. Sirsnins, Jekabpils5.8 
 5. Plavnieks, BK Ogre5.7 
 6. Gaddy, VEF Riga5.4 
 7. Vitols, BK Ogre4.9 
 8. Larson, Barons Riga4.5 
 9. Birkans, LU4.3 
 10. McMullan, Liepaja/.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.2.4 
 2. Skele, VEF Riga1.9 
 3. Richard, VEF Riga1.8 
 4. Gaddy, VEF Riga1.6 
 5. Pitts, Valmiera1.6 
 6. Campbell, Ventspils1.6 
 7. Mitchell, Valmiera1.5 
 8. Krestinin, Barons R.1.4 
 9. Larson, Barons Riga1.4 
 10. Jeromanovs, Jurma.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Davis ROZITIS
  Liepaja/.
  (215-C-90)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Rozitis, Liepaja/.1.1 
 2. Grazulis, Ventspils1.0 
 3. Iljins, Jurmala1.0 
 4. Krestinin, Barons R.0.9 
 5. Selakovs, Jekabpils0.8 
 6. Stumbris, Jekabpils0.8 
 7. Zvigurs, Valka/Va.0.8 
 8. Rozitis, Jurmala0.7 
 9. Montgomery, Liepaja/.0.7 


LBL Round 5 of Quarter-Finals. Barons Riga and Valmiera remain in title chase - by Eurobasket News

Jekabpils - Barons Riga 65-70

Barons Riga fired past Jekabpils to advance into the semifinal stage. Jekabpils trailed 40-38 at halftime, rallying from a 28-14 deficit at the end of first quarter to trim the gap. Barons Riga made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Barons Riga especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.6 percentage. 25 personal fouls committed by Jekabpils helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Lithuanian Tauras Jogela (202-93, agency: Players Group) who scored 15 points and 9 rebounds. American guard Tyler Larson (190-91, college: S.Dakota) chipped in 8 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Roberts Stumbris (199-93) produced 19 points and 8 rebounds and the former international center Jurijs Aleksejevs (202-85) added 17 points respectively for the hosts. Jekabpils' coach Rudolfs Rozitis rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Barons Riga: K.Mediss 15+1reb, T.Jogela 15+9reb+1ast, R.Freimanis 9+3reb, D.Geks 9+3reb, T.Larson 8+5reb+5ast, D.Rozitis 6+3reb+3ast
Jekabpils: R.Stumbris 19+8reb+2ast, J.Aleksejevs 17+3reb+2ast, R.Sirsnins 12+1reb+2ast, M.Sokolovs 6+2ast, A.Selakovs 4+2reb+2ast, J.Antrops 3+5reb+1ast
gschID: 545594


Valmiera - Liepaja/Triobet 102-75

Valmiera thumped visiting Liepaja/Triobet to secure the semifinal appearance. The game without a history. Valmiera led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 27-of-32 charity shots (84.4 percent) during the game. Valmiera had a 30-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. Liepaja/Triobet was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American point guard Damier Pitts (177-89, college: Marshall) orchestrated the victory by scoring 25 points and 6 assists. The former international Martins Laksa (200-90) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Pitts is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five Valmiera players scored in double figures. American guard Malcolm Griffin (193-91, college: Fresno Pacific, agency: Higher Vision Sports) answered with 13 points and 7 assists and power forward Artjoms Butjankovs (205-91) added 14 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Liepaja/Triobet. 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:
Valmiera: D.Pitts 25+2reb+6ast, M.Laksa 19+3reb+1ast, J.Kaufmanis 16+3reb+2ast, E.Jonats 12+5reb+2ast, D.Fischer 11+10reb+1ast, L.Blaus 9+3reb+1ast
Liepaja/Triobet: A.Ausejs 16+3reb+3ast, A.Butjankovs 14+8reb+1ast, M.Griffin 13+4reb+7ast, C.Montgomery 9+2reb, R.Krastins 7+3reb+4ast, K.Piternieks 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 545523





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  LEBANON  

Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Terrell STOGLIN
  Sagesse
  (185-G-91)
  Avg: 33.7
 1. Stoglin, Sagesse33.7 
 2. Khatib, Homenetmen24.6 
 3. Johnson, Louaize23.7 
 4. Efevberha, Sagesse23.5 
 5. Kemp, Tadamon23.4 
 6. Rembert, Champville23.3 
 7. Morris, Tadamon23.2 
 8. Ebi, Byblos22.2 
 9. Jackson, Homen.21.9 
 10. Spencer, Moutahed21.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darian TOWNES
  Champville
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 13.2
 1. Townes, Champville13.2 
 2. Ebi, Byblos12.4 
 3. Upshaw, Mayrouba12.3 
 4. Majok, Homenetmen11.8 
 5. Melvin, Moutahed10.8 
 6. Godfrey, Sagesse10.5 
 7. Bawji, Champville9.6 
 8. Aminu, Al Riyadi9.1 
 9. Johnson, Louaize8.6 
 10. Traore, Byblos8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Kevin GALLOWAY
  Homen.
  (200-PG-88)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Galloway, Homen.8.5 
 2. Mezher, Hoops8.1 
 3. Khalil, Tadamon6.4 
 4. Rembert, Champville6.1 
 5. Johnson, Louaize6.1 
 6. Arakji, Al Riyadi5.4 
 7. Brown, Al Riyadi5.4 
 8. Pigram, Tadamon5.2 
 9. Efevberha, Sagesse4.9 
 10. Spencer, Moutahed4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Geron JOHNSON
  Louaize
  (190-G-92)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Johnson, Louaize2.8 
 2. Jackson, Homen.2.6 
 3. Galloway, Homen.2.0 
 4. Kemp, Tadamon1.9 
 5. Thomas, Hoops1.8 
 6. Curry, Moutahed1.8 
 7. Youngblood, Byblos1.8 
 8. Brown, Al Riyadi1.7 
 9. Ebi, Byblos1.7 
 10. Tucker, Byblos1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert UPSHAW
  Mayrouba
  (213-C-94)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Upshaw, Mayrouba3.6 
 2. Majok, Homenetmen2.6 
 3. Townes, Champville2.2 
 4. Godfrey, Sagesse1.8 
 5. Ebi, Byblos1.8 
 6. Melvin, Moutahed1.6 
 7. Haidar, Al Riyadi1.5 
 8. Aminu, Al Riyadi1.1 
 9. Tabet, Moutahed1.1 
 10. Lewis, Louaize1.0 


Byblos land C.J. Leslie - by Eurobasket News

Byblos Sporting Club (Pepsi LBL) tabbed 26-year old American forward C.J. Leslie (206-95kg-91, college: North Carolina State). He moved there from Raptors 905 Missisauga (D-League) in the U.S. where he played the last season. In 51 D-League games he averaged 11.6ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.4apg this season. The last summer Leslie played at JH Rodriguez (Moca Reg.League) in Dominican Republic.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
Among other achievements Leslie received USBasket.com D-League All-Rookie 3rd Team award back in 2014.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Leslie experienced life in seven different countries playing on four different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Leslie has played previously professionally in Cyprus, Israel (Hapoel Eilat), Philippines, Puerto Rico (Mets), NBA (New York Knicks), South Korea (Anyang KGC) and UBA (Georgia P.).
He attended North Carolina State until 2013 and it is his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Pepsi LBL Round 5 of Quarter-Finals. Moutahed complete semifinal picture - by Eurobasket News

Moutahed - Louaize 78-62

Moutahed prevailed against Louaize to advance into the semifinal stage. The game was mostly controlled by Al Moutahed. Louaize managed to win second period 17-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Louaize 45-33 including a 33-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Al Moutahed made 9 blocks. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was forward Cleveland Melvin (203-91, college: De Paul) who had a double-double by scoring 17 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Dewarick Spencer (192-82, college: Arkansas St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) chipped in a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds. Four Al Moutahed players scored in double figures. Travis McKie (201-92, college: Wake Forest, agency: Diamond Sports) produced 20 points and 9 rebounds and forward Alandise Harris (198-90, college: Arkansas, agency: Diamond Sports) added 13 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests.
Top scorers:
Moutahed: R.Curry 27+5reb+2ast, D.Spencer 20+12reb+3ast, C.Melvin 17+16reb+4ast, E.Rustom 11+4reb, C.Tabet 2+6reb+1ast, M.Ziadeh 1+1reb
Louaize: T.McKie 20+9reb, A.Harris 13+6reb+2ast, G.Johnson 11+6reb+4ast, E.Stephan 9+4reb+2ast, R.Dib 5+2reb+2ast, M.Martinez 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 545474





Pepsi LBL Round 4 of Quarter-Finals. Byblos reach semifinals - by Eurobasket News

Tadamon - Byblos 95-101

Byblos snatched a road win over Tadamon to advance into the semifinal series. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 101-95. Byblos dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Tadamon's 34. American guard Clay Tucker (196-80, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) fired 33 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds for the winners. The former international Jasmon Youngblood (195-84, college: Kent St.) chipped in 23 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. American forward Maurice Kemp (203-91, college: E.Carolina, agency: Duran International) produced 30 points and 9 rebounds and Bosnian-Serbian center Mile Ilic (215-84) added 20 points and 12 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Byblos and five Tadamon players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Byblos: C.Tucker 33+7reb+2ast, J.Youngblood 23+5reb+8ast, A.Traore 22+6reb+1ast, A.Kanaan 10+9reb+1ast, A.Mahmoud 6+3reb+3ast, R.Akl 5+4reb+3ast
Tadamon: M.Kemp 30+9reb+1ast, M.Ilic 20+12reb+3ast, C.Pigram 18+3reb+6ast, J.Khalil 11+4reb+6ast, G.Hadidian 10+4reb, R.Fahed 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 545204


Louaize - Moutahed 74-57

Louaize prevailed against Moutahed to even the series at 2-2. The game without a history. Louaize led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Worth to mention a great performance of international guard Geron Johnson (190-92, college: Memphis) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 28 points and 17 rebounds. American Travis McKie (201-92, college: Wake Forest, agency: Diamond Sports) contributed with 24 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American forward Cleveland Melvin (203-91, college: De Paul) replied with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds and the former international swingman Elias Rustom (197-87) added 13 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Al Moutahed. Al Moutahed's coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Louaize: G.Johnson 28+17reb+3ast, T.McKie 24+5reb+1ast, A.Harris 14+10reb+1ast, R.Dib 4+2reb, E.Stephan 2+1reb+3ast, E.Bechara 2+1reb
Moutahed: R.Curry 14+5reb+4ast, C.Melvin 13+12reb, E.Rustom 13+7reb+3ast, C.Tabet 9+7reb+1ast, R.Akl 4+1reb+2ast, D.Spencer 2+3reb+3ast
gschID: 545202





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  LITHUANIA  

Stats Leaders - LKL

Points Per Game
 David LOGAN
  Lietuvos.
  (185-G-82)
  Avg: 15.6
 1. Logan, Lietuvos.15.6 
 2. Baron, Lietuvos.14.0 
 3. Delininkaiti., Vytau.13.7 
 4. Lavrinovic, Lietkabe.13.5 
 5. Diggs, Juventus13.2 
 6. Sulskis, Juventus12.7 
 7. Zabas, P.Zvaigzdes12.6 
 8. Low, P.Zvaigzdes12.6 
 9. Olisevicius, P.Zvaigz.12.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Julius KAZAKAUSKAS
  Dzuki.
  (197-F-90)
  Avg: 8
 1. Kazakauskas, Dzuki.8.0 
 2. Guscikas, Dzukija7.8 
 3. Gordon, Lietuvos.7.6 
 4. Cepukaitis, Juven.6.7 
 5. Gudaitis, Lietuvos.6.4 
 6. Smiljanic, Nevezis5.9 
 7. Echodas, Siauliai5.9 
 8. Grant, Neptunas5.6 
 9. Kacinas, Neptunas5.5 
 10. Lekunas, Siauliai5.4 
Assists Per Game
 Toni PROSTRAN
  Nevezis
  (182-G-91)
  Avg: 7
 1. Prostran, Nevezis7.0 
 2. Low, P.Zvaigzdes6.2 
 3. Sabeckis, Siauliai5.9 
 4. Drew II, Neptunas5.6 
 5. Diggs, Juventus5.2 
 6. Williams, Lietkabelis4.4 
 7. Hernandez, Dzukija4.2 
 8. Pangos, Zalgiris4.1 
 9. Lekavicius, Zalgiris4.0 
 10. Logan, Lietuvos.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Donatas SABECKIS
  Siauliai
  (197-F-92)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Sabeckis, Siauliai1.7 
 2. Lukauskis, Lietkabe.1.7 
 3. Diggs, Juventus1.5 
 4. Love-Roberts, Nevez.1.5 
 5. Williams, Lietkabelis1.5 
 6. Lipkevicius, Vytautas1.5 
 7. Giedraitis, Lietuvos.1.4 
 8. Low, P.Zvaigzdes1.4 
 9. Sulskis, Juventus1.3 
 10. Delininkaiti., Vytau.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Ovidijus GALDIKAS
  Juventus
  (217-C-88)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Galdikas, Juventus1.3 
 2. Gudaitis, Lietuvos.1.2 
 3. Agafonov, P.Zvaigz.1.2 
 4. Balashov, P.Zvaigz.1.0 
 5. Cepukaitis, Juven.0.9 
 6. Lima, Zalgiris0.9 
 7. Guscikas, Dzukija0.8 
 8. Lapeta, Lietuvos.0.8 
 9. Kulvietis, Vytautas0.8 
 10. Lavrinovic, Lietkabe.0.8 



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  LUXEMBOURG  

Scoring Leaders - DBBL

Points Per Game
 Ladarius TABB
  Arantia
  (196-G/F-)
  Avg: 28.2
 1. Tabb, Arantia28.2 
 2. Morgan, Contern27.2 
 3. Bivins, Kordall .26.7 
 4. Reese, Sparta26.5 
 5. Richardson, Resid.25.6 
 6. Gulley, Musel Pikes25.4 
 7. Sims, Arantia25.1 
 8. Johnson, T7124.6 
 9. Leonard, Bascharage23.4 
 10. Mondy, Arantia23.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ladarius TABB
  Arantia
  (196-G/F-)
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Tabb, Arantia14.5 
 2. Ogden, Racing13.0 
 3. McNutt, Etzella12.3 
 4. Coleman, Amicale11.6 
 5. Stephens, T7111.5 
 6. Johnson, T7111.2 
 7. Barden, Etzella11.0 
 8. Atkins, Contern10.6 
 9. Rugg, Musel Pikes10.4 
 10. Robinson, Sparta10.4 
Assists Per Game
 Bob MELCHER
  Amicale
  (189-G-94)
  Avg: 7
 1. Melcher, Amicale7.0 
 2. Birenbaum, Contern5.1 
 3. Morton, Racing5.1 
 4. Mondy, Arantia4.9 
 5. Clark, Basket Esch4.8 
 6. Richardson, Resid.4.6 
 7. Schumacher, T714.6 
 8. Leonard, Bascharage3.9 
 9. Biever, Basket Esch3.3 
 10. Ruffato, T713.2 
Steals Per Game
 Antonio BIVINS
  Kordall .
  (198-F-92)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Bivins, Kordall .3.6 
 2. Mondy, Arantia2.9 
 3. Tabb, Arantia2.5 
 4. Richardson, Resid.2.3 
 5. Morgan, Contern2.1 
 6. Gulley, Musel Pikes2.1 
 7. Birenbaum, Contern2.1 
 8. Atkins, Contern2.0 
 9. Barden, Etzella2.0 
 10. Mason, Kordall .1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Titus ROBINSON
  Sparta
  (201-F-90)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Robinson, Sparta2.1 
 2. McNutt, Etzella1.7 
 3. Coleman, Amicale1.0 
 4. Melcher, Amicale1.0 
 5. Barden, Etzella0.8 
 6. Rugg, Musel Pikes0.8 
 7. McDaniel, Amicale0.7 
 8. Reese, Sparta0.7 
 9. Atkins, Contern0.6 
 10.