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  ABA  



ABA adds Binghamton NY to expansion teams - by Gianni Pascucci

Some weeks ago, the American Basketball Association (ABA) announced that the Binghamton Bulldogs have been added to its growing roster of expansion teams set to begin play in November. "What a great addition to an already strong Northeast Division," said ABA co-founder Joe Newman . "The Bulldogs will add strong competition, create some new rivalries and also make travel easier for several teams. Really excited to have Jimmy Evans (6'6''-G/F-79) and his organization as part of the ABA."
The team is owned by Jimy Evans, President/CEO of the Binghamton Premier Basketball League, a very successful adult men's and women's league in Binghamton. Jim was a Division III NCAA All-American at Nazareth College, travelled two years with the famous Harlem Globetrotters as a member of the Washington Generals, played professionally for three years in Sweden and Denmark and was a collegiate head coach for 4 years. "I am very excited about this opportunity," added Evans. "Our goal is to be one of the top organizations in the ABA on and off the court. The response we've had from the community already has been very positive."
For more information, email evans.jim0510@gmail.com, call 607 624 8701 or visit www.abaliveaction.com. The new Binghamton Bulldogs website will be ready shortly



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  ARGENTINA  

Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Dar TUCKER
  Estudian.
  (193-SG-88)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Tucker, Estudian.21.9 
 2. Green, Instituto19.9 
 3. Solano, Echague19.8 
 4. Sims, Regatas C.18.5 
 5. Quinteros, Regat.18.1 
 6. Deck, San Lorenzo17.8 
 7. Vildoza, Quilm.17.3 
 8. Mickeal, Atenas17.1 
 9. Redivo, Weber B.17.0 
 10. Harper, Quimsa16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Williams, Olimpico.11.8 
 2. Crawford, Argen.10.4 
 3. Clancy, Instituto9.9 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.9.3 
 5. Lampropoulos, Boca J.8.9 
 6. Justiz, Estudian.8.8 
 7. Francis, La Union8.7 
 8. Vargas, GECR I.8.5 
 9. Johnson, Atenas8.3 
 10. Wood, San M.8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Maximiliano STANIC
  Olimpico.
  (178-PG-78)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Stanic, Olimpico.6.4 
 2. Balbi, Ferrocarril6.1 
 3. Barral, Obras B.5.6 
 4. Aguirre, San L.5.6 
 5. Konsztadt, La Union5.4 
 6. Cantero, San M.5.1 
 7. Figueroa, Penarol4.5 
 8. Hopson, Quimsa4.5 
 9. De-l., GECR I.4.4 
 10. Solano, Echague4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Reynaldo GARCIA
  San M.
  (187-G-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. Garcia, San M.2.0 
 2. Solano, Echague2.0 
 3. Basualdo, Quilm.1.8 
 4. Vildoza, Quilm.1.7 
 5. De-l., GECR I.1.7 
 6. Johnson, Weber B.1.6 
 7. Zurbriggen, Obras B.1.6 
 8. Calfani, San L.1.5 
 9. Tucker, Estudian.1.4 
 10. Flor, Quilmes MP1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Williams, Olimpico.3.1 
 2. Justiz, Estudian.2.1 
 3. Daniels, Quimsa1.6 
 4. Crawford, Argen.1.5 
 5. Richard, Obras B.1.5 
 6. Battle, Quimsa1.4 
 7. Meyinsse, San L.1.3 
 8. Calfani, San L.1.2 
 9. Clancy, Instituto1.1 
 10. Acuna, Penarol1.0 


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bruno BAROVERO
  Union SF
  (194-G/F-90)
  Avg: 22
 1. Barovero, Union SF22.0 
 2. Dodson, Petr.Arg.20.5 
 3. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista20.0 
 4. McCullough, Alianza .19.9 
 5. Brown, La Union19.5 
 6. Brown, Mitre Tuc.19.2 
 7. Cutley, Atenas C.17.9 
 8. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.17.7 
 9. Villa, Gimnasia LP17.5 
 10. Pais, Platense17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Santiago GONZALEZ
  San I.
  (203-C-83)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Gonzalez, San I.12.6 
 2. Dodson, Petr.Arg.10.1 
 3. Cutley, Atenas C.9.0 
 4. Graham, Temperley8.9 
 5. Lauria, Comunica.8.5 
 6. Lockett, BHY T.8.4 
 7. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista8.2 
 8. Granado, Olimpo BB8.2 
 9. Joseph, Obera TC8.2 
 10. Okoye, Salta Basket7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Leonardo LA BELLA
  Gimnasia.
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. La-Bella, Gimnasia.7.9 
 2. Cajal, Independ.7.2 
 3. Merlo, Ciclista6.3 
 4. Cequeira, Villa A.5.2 
 5. Paletta, Hindu4.9 
 6. Correa, BHY T.4.5 
 7. Gandoy, Obera TC4.4 
 8. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.4.3 
 9. Franco, Alianza .4.2 
 10. Arese, Estudian.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Darnell DODSON
  Petr.Arg.
  (201-F-89)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Dodson, Petr.Arg.2.7 
 2. Punet, Salta Basket2.2 
 3. Correa, BHY T.2.2 
 4. Pais, Platense2.2 
 5. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.2.2 
 6. Brown, Mitre Tuc.1.9 
 7. Cequeira, Villa A.1.9 
 8. Harrison, Ciclista1.7 
 9. Lauria, Comunica.1.7 
 10. Tabarez, Union SF1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane HEYWARD
  Huracan
  (200-F-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Heyward, Huracan2.5 
 2. Efese, Gimnasia LP1.6 
 3. Jeronimo, Gimnasia.1.5 
 4. Lockett, BHY T.1.4 
 5. Stibbins, Union SF1.2 
 6. Deck, Obera TC1.2 
 7. Durley, San Isidro1.2 
 8. Stroud, Parque Sur1.1 
 9. Okoye, Salta Basket1.0 
 10. Moya, Hindu1.0 


LigaA Round 4 of 1/8 Finals. GECR Indalo, Regatas and Olimpico LB advance - by Eurobasket News

GECR Indalo - Argentino 96-73

GECR Indalo fired past Argentinto to win the series 3-1. The game was mostly controlled by GECR Indalo. Argentino managed to win second period 26-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Shaquille Johnson (190-90, college: Marshall) who helped to win the game recording 23 points (made all of his nine free throws !!!) and Juan-Manuel Rivero (191-85) who added 20 points during the contest. At the losing side American power forward Chaz Crawford (207-84, college: Drexel, agency: DTMones) responded with 20 points and 9 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and his fellow American import guard Novar Gadson (201-89, college: Rider, agency: DTMones) scored 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. 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:
Argentino: C.Crawford 20+9reb+1ast, N.Gadson 16+6reb+4ast, M.Bolivar 14+1ast, E.Basabe 10+6reb+2ast, J.Cangelosi 6+3reb, I.Gutierrez 5+2reb+1ast
GECR Indalo: S.Johnson 23+2reb+3ast, J.Manuel Rivero 20+2reb+1ast, M.Relphorde 12+5reb+1ast, D.Romero 10+8reb+4ast, E.Vargas 9+6reb, F.Haller 7+2reb
gschID: 547594


Quilmes MP - Weber Bahia 97-86

Quilmes held off visiting Weber Bahia to force the decisive fifth game in the series. It looked good early as Weber Bahia took a 10-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Quilmes MP took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 11 points. They made 23-of-28 charity shots (82.1 percent) during the game. Quilmes MP forced 19 Weber Bahia turnovers. They shot the lights out from three nailing 16 long-distance shots on high 59.3 percentage. Weber Bahia was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of international guard Luca Vildoza (190-95) who helped to win the game recording 39 points (!!!). Guard Eric Flor (186-93) contributed with 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American center Anthony-Laveal Johnson (203-88, college: Fairfield) replied with 17 points and 5 rebounds and international guard Lucio Redivo (183-94) added 12 points and 5 assists in the effort for Weber Bahia. Weber Bahia's coach Sebastian Ginobili rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Weber Bahia: A.Laveal Johnson 17+5reb+3ast, M.Fjellerup 15+1reb+3ast, L.Redivo 12+3reb+5ast, J.Levy 8+10reb+1ast, D.Summers 8+2reb, F.Corvalan 7+2ast
Quilmes MP: L.Vildoza 39+4reb+3ast, E.Flor 17+5reb+3ast, E.Ruiz 11+1reb+2ast, T.Robinson 9+2reb+1ast, I.Clark 9+4reb+4ast, I.Basualdo 5+3reb
gschID: 547593


Instituto - Olimpico LB 80-87

Olimpico beat Instituto on the road to seal their next round appearance. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Instituto won third quarter 20-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Olimpico de La Banda made 21-of-23 free shots (91.3 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Instituto helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international swingman Adrian Boccia (195-82) fired 25 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. The former international point guard Maximiliano Stanic (178-78, agency: Players Group) chipped in 14 points and 6 assists. American swingman Rodney Green (196-88, college: La Salle) produced 16 points and 4 assists and his fellow American import John DeGroat (201-85, college: Pittsburgh) added 17 points respectively for lost side. Five Olimpico de La Banda and four Instituto players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Instituto: J.DeGroat 17+2reb, R.Green 16+2reb+4ast, P.Bertone 15+1reb+2ast, D.Phillip 12+4reb+1ast, P.Bruna 8+1reb, G.Whelan 5+1reb+2ast
Olimpico LB: A.Boccia 25+8reb, M.Stanic 14+4reb+6ast, K.Lamonte 13+1reb+1ast, F.Van Lacke 11+1reb+2ast, J.Williams 11+7reb, D.Nesbitt 7+3reb
gschID: 547592


Libertad S. - Regatas C. 76-82

Regatas reached the quarterfinal stage following a road win over Libertad. The guests were already 11 points ahead at halftime and as many as 22 after three quarters before a 29-13 last quarter charge of Libertad Sunchales cut the lead to 82-76 at the end of the game. Regatas Corrientes made 28-of-34 charity shots (82.4 percent) during the game. 29 personal fouls committed by Libertad Sunchales helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The winners were led by the former international Paolo Quinteros (188-79) who scored that evening 26 points and 5 rebounds and American guard Donald Sims (185-87, college: Appalachian St., agency: Pensack Sports) supported him with 20 points and 6 rebounds. Four Regatas Corrientes players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 14 points and 13 rebounds by American-FYR Macedonian forward Jeremiah Massey (202-82, college: Kansas St., agency: Diamond Sports) did not help to save the game for Libertad Sunchales. International point guard Jose Vildoza (190-96, agency: Interperformances) added 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for lost side.
Top scorers:
Libertad S.: J.Vildoza 17+6reb+4ast, J.Massey 14+13reb+1ast, J.Brussino 12+4reb+5ast, S.Vega 9+5reb, P.Barrios 9+1reb, L.Goldenberg 8+2reb
Regatas C.: P.Quinteros 26+5reb+2ast, D.Sims 20+6reb+3ast, C.Troutman 14+10reb+1ast, F.Martina 11+3reb, F.Ramirez 5+4reb, P.Espinoza 4+7reb+6ast
gschID: 547591





TNA Round 5 of Semi-Finals. Estudiantes Olavarria advance into Finals - by Eurobasket News

Estudiantes O. - Atenas Carmen 81-76

Estudiantes O. held off visiting Atenas Carmen to advance into TNA Finals. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Atenas won third quarter 22-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Estudiantes O. won last quarter 25-22. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Atenas' players. Swingman Santiago Arese (196-87) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Rodrigo Sanchez (200-89) contributed with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Four Estudiantes O. players scored in double figures. American forward Scott Cutley (196-85, college: CS Fullerton) answered with 30 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import forward Howard Wilkerson (198-84, college: Wofford) added 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Atenas.
Top scorers:
Estudiantes O.: S.Arese 21+6reb+7ast, J.Gamazo 18+4reb+2ast, R.Sanchez 18+12reb+1ast, D.Figueredo 10+5reb+9ast, E.Dominguez 8+7reb+3ast, A.Brocal 4
Atenas Carmen: S.Cutley 30+7reb+3ast, H.Wilkerson 19+6reb+4ast, E.Agostino 14+3reb+1ast, H.Etchepare 9+3reb, B.Oprandi 4+8reb, C.Lavoratornuovo 0+3reb
gschID: 547580





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

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

Andres Nocioni
Andres Nocioni
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced international small forward Andres Nocioni (203-79, currently plays in Spain). He could not help Real Madrid (25-7) in their last game. Despite Nocioni's very good performance the league leader Real Madrid lost 77-89 on the road to the much lower-ranked (#8) Andorra. He was the top scorer with 15 points. Nocioni also added 6 rebounds in a mere 15 minutes on the court. This year Nocioni averages: 6.6ppg, 2.5rpg, 2FGP: 40.7%, 3FGP: 42.9% and FT: 82.1% in 28 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Argentinian and Italian. Ex-Penarol Mar del Plata player is currently a member of the Argentinian senior national team.

Nicolas Laprovittola
Nicolas Laprovittola
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Nicolas Laprovittola (193-90, currently plays in Spain). Laprovittola led Baskonia to a 2-point victory against the seventh-ranked Gran Canaria (21-11) 73-71 in the Spanish Liga Endesa last Sunday. He scored 12 points and added 4 assists. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (23-9) is placed second in the Liga Endesa. Laprovittola's overall stats this season are: 6.0ppg, 1.5rpg, 3.2apg, 2FGP: 36.0%, 3FGP: 37.5% and FT: 81.8%. He is in the roster of the Argentinian senior national team.

Nicolas Richotti
Nicolas Richotti
   #3. The Argentinian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Nicolas Richotti (183-86, currently plays in Spain). Richotti led CB Canarias to a victory over the closely-ranked Unicaja Malaga (22-10) 73-67 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Friday night. He was MVP of the game. Richotti scored 14 points and added 5 passes in 21 minutes. Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (22-10) is placed fifth in the Liga Endesa. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. It's Richotti's seventh season with the team. This year his overall stats are: 5.9ppg, 1.7rpg, 2.9apg, 2FGP: 43.6%, 3FGP: 21.7% and FT: 73.1% in 18 games. Richotti is another player who holds two passports: Argentinian and Italian. He is also a member of the Argentinian senior national team.

Manu Ginobili
Manu Ginobili
   #4. Guard Manu Ginobili (198-77, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in NBA) was not able to help the San Antonio Spurs (61-21) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the San Antonio Spurs (61-21) lost 115-129 in Oakland to the Golden State Warriors. Ginobili was the second best scorer with 15 points. He also added 7 assists and 3 steals in 32 minutes. It was Spurs' third consecutive loss in a row. Ginobili is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his 15th year in Spurs' roster. Ginobili has relatively good stats this season: 7.3ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.6apg and 1.1spg in 85 games. He has both Argentinian and Italian nationalities. Ginobili is also Argentinian national team player.

Juan Fernandez
Juan Fernandez
   #5. Former international guard Juan Fernandez (193-90, college: Temple, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Leche Rio Breogan (24-10) in their last game. Despite his good performance Leche Rio Breogan lost 81-92 on the opponent's court to the lower-ranked (#3) Burgos. Fernandez scored 11 points and added 5 assists in 20 minutes. This year Fernandez's total stats are: 9.0ppg, 1.6rpg and 2.8apg in 42 games. Similarly like Ginobili and Richotti above he also holds two passports: Argentinian and Italian. Fernandez used to play for the Argentinian national team three years ago.

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

   #1. Daniel Hure (200-PF-85, currently plays in Brazil) was the major contributor in Paulistano's victory against the closely-ranked Paschoalotto/Bauru (18-10) 82-78 in the Brazilian NBB in Saturday night's game. Hure recorded 13 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Paulistano/Unimed Sao Paolo (11-7) is placed fourth in the NBB. Hure's total stats this season are: 7.3ppg and 3.3rpg.

   #2. Ariel Filloy (189-PG-87, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Italy) contributed to an Umana Venezia's victory against the closely-ranked Scandone AV (19-11) 88-77 in the Italian Serie A on Sunday night. He scored 9 points, made 5 passes and 3 steals. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Umana Reyer Venezia (21-9) is placed second in the Serie A. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. It's Filloy's first season with the team. Filloy's total stats this year are: 7.3ppg, 1.6rpg, 2.4apg and 1.1spg. He has a dual citizenship: Argentinian and Italian. Despite Filloy's Argentinian passport, he previously played for the Italian U20 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Argentinian team.

   #3. Andres Forray (187-PG-86, currently plays in Italy) contributed to a Dolomiti En. TR's victory against the league leader Armani Milano (23-7) 78-71 in the Italian Serie A in Saturday night's game. Forray scored 8 points, made 3 passes and 3 steals in 22 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Dolomiti Energia Trento (18-12) is placed fourth in the Serie A. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Forray has been at the team for six years. This season his total stats are: 6.4ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.1apg and 1.5spg in 35 games he played so far. Forray is another player who holds two passports: Argentinian and Italian.

   #4. Tulio Cobos (197-F-86, college: Northeastern St., currently plays in Venezuela) helped Bucaneros win their game against the fifth-ranked Gaiteros (7-27) 94-78 in the Venezuelan LPB last Thursday. He scored 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Bucaneros de La Guaira (19-16) is placed second in Eastern Conference. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Cobos' total stats this season are: 9.6ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.2apg.

   #5. Ernesto Rodriguez (178-G-90, currently plays in Puerto Rico) managed to help Piratas de Quebradillas to win against one of league's weakest teams Indios (7-14) 92-83 in the Puerto Rican BSN in Sunday night's game. He recorded only 4 points and had 3 steals. Piratas de Quebradillas (13-8) is placed third in the BSN. Rodriguez has averaged so far 1.6ppg and 1.1apg.

   #6. Juan Martin Cardenas (91, currently plays in Chile) could not help Stadio Italiano (1-4) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Stadio Italiano was edged 70-68 on the road by the higher-ranked (#5) Aleman. Cardenas was the second best scorer with 17 points. He also added 4 rebounds and dished 8 assists in 35 minutes. Cardenas has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.8ppg, 3.8rpg, 4.2apg and 1.4spg in five games.

   #7. Experienced Marcelo Dip (205-C-84, agency: Players Group, currently plays in Italy) led Montegrano to a 1-point victory against the leader Pescara 78-77 in the Italian Serie B (third division) on Sunday night. Dip recorded 13 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. This season Dip has relatively solid stats: 11.7ppg and 6.7rpg. He has both Argentinian and Italian nationalities.

   #8. Enzo Damian Cena (200-F/C-92, currently plays in Italy) was not able to help Bisceglie (24-6) in their last game. Despite Cena's good performance the third-placed Bisceglie lost 63-75 at home to the second-ranked Palestrina in the Group D. He was the second best scorer with 12 points. Cena also added 7 rebounds in 26 minutes. Cena has averaged so far 7.3ppg and 4.3rpg in 18 games. He also holds two passports: Argentinian and Italian.

   #9. Alejandro Bortolussi (202-F-89, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for CB Granada in their game against Zornotza in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division). Bortolussi scored 9 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. His team was defeated 92-81. Bortolussi has averaged so far 9.2ppg and 4.7rpg. He holds both Argentinian and Spanish passports.

   #10. Adrian Chiera (190-G-94, also represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Italy) led Cento to an easy victory against the leader Moncalieri crushing them 69-42 in the Italian Serie B (third division) on Sunday night. Chiera recorded 13 points and added 3 passes in 33 minutes. This year Chiera has relatively solid stats: 10.8ppg, 3.3rpg and 2.4apg in 33 games. He has Argentinian and Italian nationalities.



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  AUSTRALIA  


Tony Mitchell agreed terms with Mayaguez - by Marcos Carlo

Indios de Mayaguez (BSN) inked 28-year old American small forward Tony Mitchell (198-98kg-89, college: Alabama). He moved there from Taipans in Australian NBL league where he started the season. In 10 games he recorded 8.6ppg and 2.4rpg this season. Mitchell helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. He also played that season for Hapoel Eilat (Winner League) in Israel. In 5 NBL games he averaged 8.8ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.4spg.
Mitchell has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
Among other achievements he won D-League championship title in 2014. Mitchell received also Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Import Player of the Year award in 2015.
He is a very experienced player. Mitchell has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to seven different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Mitchell has played previously professionally in China (Jilin Tigers and Hebei Xianglan), Philippines (TNT Ka Tropa), Russia (Krasny Oktyabr), Spain (Movil Estudiantes), NBA (Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings), Italy (Banco di Srd and Dolomiti Energia Trento) and D-League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants).



JJ Barea to coach Indios of Mayaguez - by Marcos Carlo

In a surprising move the Indios of Mayaguez after don't reach an agreement with coach Carlos Calcano they announce the sign of the Puerto Rican National Team captain Jose Juan Barea to be their head coach. Barea got the approve by the Dallas Mavericks team. The only limitation was the he need to take some course to be certificate level 1 to coach en BSN. He agree to take the courses and expects to be in front of the team for the Thursday game against Leones of Ponce.

In the aspect of marketing and fans this is awesome news but its still some curiosity in the technical issues because it will be the first time Barea will coach team.



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

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

Ryan Broekhoff
Ryan Broekhoff
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Ryan Broekhoff (200-90, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in VTB United League). He could not help Lokomotiv (19-5) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Broekhoff's very good performance the fourth-placed Lokomotiv (19-5) was defeated 84-71 on the road by the leading CSKA in the group A of VTB United League. He was the top scorer with 24 points. Broekhoff also added 5 rebounds. This season Broekhoff averages: 8.8ppg, 4.9rpg, 2FGP: 53.5%, 3FGP: 45.5%(51-112) and FT: 87.5%. He has a dual citizenship: Australian and Dutch. Broekhoff is currently a member of the Australian senior national team.

Ben Madgen
Ben Madgen
   #2. Second place goes to former international swingman Ben Madgen (193-85, college: Augusta, currently plays in Lithuania). He led Lietkabelis to a victory over the closely-ranked Lietuvos rytas (26-10) 86-77 in the Lithuanian LKL on Tuesday night. Madgen was MVP of the game. He recorded 24 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 35 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Panevezys Lietkabelis (25-11) is placed third in the LKL. It's Madgen's first season with the team. Madgen has relatively good stats this year: 12.1ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.3apg, 2FGP: 52.7%, 3FGP: 42.9% and FT: 87.0% in 44 games he played so far. He played for the Australian national team in 2014.

Brock Motum
Brock Motum
   #3. The Australian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international power forward Brock Motum (208-90, college: Washington St., currently plays in Lithuania). Motum contributed to Zalgiris' victory against the closely-ranked Lietkabelis (25-11) 73-67 in the Lithuanian LKL in Sunday night's game. He recorded 11 points. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (33-3) is placed first in the LKL. It was his team's 11th consecutive victory in a row. Motum's overall stats this season are: 9.7ppg, 2.6rpg, 2FGP: 59.4%(98-165), 3FGP: 49.5%(52-105) and FT: 83.5%. He is also a member of the Australian senior national team.

Jonah Bolden
Jonah Bolden
   #4. Forward Jonah Bolden (208-96, college: UCLA, currently plays in Serbia) contributed to FMP's victory against the closely-ranked Dynamic BG (4-8) 89-75 in a derby game in the Serbian KLS last Thursday. Bolden scored 14 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 22 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his first season in pro basketball. FMP Beograd (8-4) is placed third in the KLS. There are only two games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game will be critical. This year Bolden has relatively solid stats: 11.3ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.3apg and 2.3spg in 11 games. He used to play for the Australian U19 national team back in 2013.

Patrick Mills
Patrick Mills
   #5. International point guard Patrick Mills (183-88, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in NBA) was not able to help the San Antonio Spurs (61-21) in their last game on Monday. Despite Mills' good performance the San Antonio Spurs (61-21) were defeated 129-115 in Oakland by the Golden State Warriors. He recorded 14 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Mills is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fifth year in Spurs' roster. Mills has reliable stats this season: 9.6ppg, 1.8rpg and 3.4apg. He plays currently for the Australian national team.

David Andersen
David Andersen
   #6. Center David Andersen (213-80, currently plays in France) contributed to an ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket's surprising victory against the league leader Monaco (30-4) 72-69 in the French ProA in Monday night's game. Andersen recorded 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 21 minutes. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (19-15) is placed eighth in the ProA. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year Andersen's overall stats are: 6.7ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.3apg in 13 games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Australian National Team roster.

Mitchell McCarron
Mitchell McCarron
   #7. Former U22 international guard Mitchell McCarron (191-92, college: Metro St., currently plays in New Zealand) was not able to secure a victory for Rangers (8-6) in their last game on Sunday. Despite McCarron's very good performance Rangers were defeated 106-95 in Wellington by the leading Saints. He was the top scorer with 26 points. McCarron also added 7 rebounds. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. McCarron has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 23.4ppg, 7.1rpg, 4.6apg and 2.0spg. McCarron used to play for the Australian U22 national team two years ago.

Nick Kay
Nick Kay
   #8. Power forward Nick Kay (206-92, college: Metro St., currently plays in New Zealand) couldn't help Sharks (9-6) in their last game. Despite his good performance Sharks lost 71-79 in Christchurch to the lower-ranked (#4) Rams. Kay had a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting the same number of rebounds. He also added 5 assists and 2 blocks in 32 minutes. It was Sharks' third consecutive loss in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Kay's stats this year are: 14.7ppg, 8.9rpg and 3.3apg in 15 games. He used to play for the Australian U19 national team back in 2010.

Brad Newley
Brad Newley
   #9. International swingman Brad Newley (199-85, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Greece) managed to help AEK Athens to win against the closely-ranked Aris (15-11) 90-74 in the Greek A1 last Sunday. Newley recorded only 3 points. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. AEK Athens (19-7) is placed third in the A1. Newley's total stats this season are: 4.1ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.1apg. He is also in the roster of the Australian national team.

Mitch Norton
Mitch Norton
   #10. Guard Mitch Norton (184-93, currently plays in New Zealand) is a teammate of previously mentioned Nick Kay and both played together in the last New Zealand NBL game. Norton couldn't help Sharks (9-6) in their game against Rams (8-7). He scored 6 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 5 assists in 31 minutes. Sharks lost 71-79 in Christchurch to the lower-ranked (#4) Rams. Norton averaged so far 10.7ppg, 3.4rpg, 5.7apg and 1.2spg in 15 games. He is a former international player as five years ago he still played for the Australian senior national team.

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

   #1. Kyrie Irving (190-G-92, college: Duke, currently plays in NBA) led Cleveland Cavaliers to a victory over the Boston Celtics (53-29) 112-99 in the NBA in Tuesday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Irving recorded 42 points (!!!) and added 4 passes in 41 minutes. The Cleveland Cavaliers have a solid 51-31 record this season. It's Irving's sixth year with the team. He has individually a very good year with high stats. Irving averages: 25.1ppg, 3.0rpg, 5.8apg and 1.2spg in 85 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Irving has never played in Australia.

   #2. James Hunter (208-C-92, college: S.Dakota, currently plays in New Zealand) could not help Sharks (9-6) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Hunter's very good performance Sharks were defeated 79-71 on the road by the lower-ranked Rams (#4). He was the second best scorer with 16 points. Hunter also added 6 rebounds. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Hunter's total stats this season are: 7.0ppg and 4.7rpg.

   #3. Kyle Adnam (186-G-93, currently plays in New Zealand) was not able to help Giants (4-11) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Giants were badly defeated 95-78 in Wellington by the leading Saints. Adnam was the second best scorer with 21 points. He also added 3 assists in 33 minutes. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. Adnam has very impressive stats this year: 17.6ppg, 2.8rpg and 4.7apg in nine games.

   #4. Josh Duinker (209-F/C-89, college: Richmond, currently plays in New Zealand) faced previously mentioned Kyle Adnam in the New Zealand NBL last game. Duinker contributed to an easy victory against the fifth-ranked Giants (4-11) 95-78. He scored 13 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. Duinker averaged so far 14.4ppg, 7.4rpg and 1.9apg. He has a dual citizenship: Dutch and Australian.

   #5. Bradwyn Guinto (198-F, currently plays in Philippines) contributed to Globalport's victory against the closely-ranked Rain or Shine (5-6) 107-101 in the Filipino PBA in Friday night's game. Guinto scored 6 points, had 7 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 30 minutes. Globalport Batang Pier (4-6) is placed seventh in the PBA. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. This year Guinto's total stats are: 7.0ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.5apg in two games. He is another player who holds two passports: Australian and Filipino.

   #6. Brandon Brine (198-F-91, college: Lethbridge, currently plays in Spain) contributed to Burgos' victory against the closely-ranked Leche Rio Breogan 92-81 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) in Friday night's game. Brine scored 7 points. Brine's total stats this season are: 5.4ppg and 3.5rpg.

   #7. Tony Tolovae (196-G-92, currently plays in New Zealand) was not able to secure a victory for one of league's weakest teams Hawks (3-11) in their last game. Despite his good performance the bottom-ranked Hawks lost 96-101 in New Plymouth to the one of league's weakest teams (#6) Mountain Airs. Tolovae scored 11 points in 26 minutes. Tolovae averaged so far 12.7ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg in 14 games. He has both Australian and New Zealand nationalities.

   #8. Mabior Deng contributed to an easy victory against the fourth-ranked Yosiquese crushing them 88-59 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) on Sunday night. Deng scored 6 points. Deng's total stats this season are: 5.0ppg and 4.5rpg.



State Leagues Round-Up - by Eurobasket News

Big V
Eltham W. - McKinnon C. 95-72

Very expected game when 7th ranked McKinnon C. (5-6) was crushed on the road by third ranked Eltham Wildcats (9-3) 95-72 on Saturday. Eltham Wildcats looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. McKinnon C. was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Justin Aver (190-89) stepped up and scored 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and Jordan Canovan chipped in 21 points and 4 assists. Five Eltham Wildcats players scored in double figures. At the losing side American forward Dillon Stith (200-92, college: St.Vincent) responded with 18 points and 9 rebounds and naturalized Croatian forward Ivan Platenik (201-83, college: Alaska-Anch.) scored 13 points and 9 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Eltham Wildcats maintains third place in League with 9-3 record having just eleven point less than leader Mackay M. Loser McKinnon C. keeps the seventh position with six games lost. Eltham Wildcats will face Waverley Falcons (#4) in Mount Waverley in the next round. McKinnon C. will play at home against Diamond Valley Eagles and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
McKinnon C.: D.Stith 18+9reb, I.Platenik 13+9reb, M.Cody 12+3reb+2ast, B.Tamir 6+6reb+2ast, D.Walker 6+2reb+2ast, A.Mueller 6+2reb
Eltham W.: J.Canovan 21+4reb+4ast, J.Aver 20+5reb+5ast, S.Grant 15+12reb+2ast, C.Cameron 14+3reb, B.Waldren 10+7reb+6ast, S.Whelan 7+6reb+2ast
gschID: 541344


Whittlesea City - Eltham W. 85-116

Very predictable result in Mill Park where third ranked Eltham Wildcats (9-3) smashed 12th ranked Whittlesea City (1-12) 116-85 on Sunday. Eltham Wildcats made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 25 Whittlesea City turnovers and had a 16-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Benjamin Waldren stepped up and scored 27 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and Jordan Canovan chipped in 24 points. Four Eltham Wildcats players scored in double figures. Eltham Wildcats' coach felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Jonathan Maybank responded with 25 points and 8 rebounds and Dominic Bruno scored 24 points. Eltham Wildcats maintains third place in League with 9-3 record having just eleven point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Whittlesea City keeps the twelfth position with 12 games lost. Eltham Wildcats will face Waverley Falcons (#4) in Mount Waverley in the next round. Whittlesea City will play at home against Magic (#8) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Whittlesea City: J.Maybank 25+8reb+2ast, D.Bruno 24+3reb+1ast, T.Samuel 16+4reb+2ast, T.Watson 7+2reb, E.Potts-Broughton 6+9reb+1ast, S.Kalistu 4+3reb
Eltham W.: B.Waldren 27+8reb+1ast, J.Canovan 24+2reb+2ast, C.Cameron 19+5reb+3ast, J.Aver 12+3ast, J.Todd 8+3reb+3ast, S.Grant 6+5reb+3ast
gschID: 541349


Casey C. - Knox R. 83-111

Not a big story in a game when 6th ranked Casey C. (5-6) was rolled over at home by second ranked Knox Raiders (10-3) 111-83 on Saturday. American forward Christopher Kaba (203-88, college: N.Colorado) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and center Matt Hodgson (211-91, college: St.Mary's, CA) chipped in 23 points and 11 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field). At the losing side American forward Raheem Lemons (196-93, college: Central State) responded with 18 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import power forward Charles Polk (200-84, college: Butler) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds. Four Knox Raiders and five Casey C. players scored in double figures. 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 second place in League with 10-3 record having just thirteen point less than leader Mackay M. Newly promoted Casey C. keeps the sixth position with six games lost. Knox Raiders will face Devils (#5) in Werribee in the next round. Casey C. will play at home against Hume City Broncos and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Casey C.: R.Lemons 18+8reb, B.Louis 15+4reb+1ast, C.Polk 12+6reb+2ast, E.Golong 11+5reb+2ast, D.Johnson 10+4reb, M.McInnes 6+4reb+2ast
Knox R.: M.Hodgson 23+11reb, C.Kaba 22+11reb+2ast, A.Thoseby 17+4reb+1ast, A.Tomada 17+3reb+6ast, D.McDonald 10+1reb, A. Munday-rashid 6
gschID: 541342


Hume City - Werribee D. 87-97

Everything went according to plan in Tullamarine where fifth ranked Devils (7-5) beat 10th ranked Hume City Broncos (4-8) 97-87 on Sunday. They outrebounded Hume City Broncos 43-28 including 30 on the defensive glass. American guard Jeremy Smith (190, college: Nicholls St.) stepped up and scored 37 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds for the winners and Blake Allison chipped in 23 points and 10 rebounds. Four Devils players scored in double figures. At the losing side naturalized British guard Lee Jeka (193-83) responded with 31 points and 7 assists and forward Luke Egan (200-74, college: E.Washington) scored 21 points and 7 rebounds. Devils maintains fifth place in League with 7-5 record. Loser Hume City Broncos keep the tenth position with eight games lost. Devils will face league's leader Ringwood Hawks in Heathmont in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hume City Broncos will play against Casey C. (#6) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hume City: L.Jeka 31+4reb+7ast, L.Egan 21+7reb+3ast, M.Rose 19+8reb+1ast, S.Prasad 6+3reb+3ast, S.Prendergast 6+4reb+4ast, P.Renteria 4+1reb+1ast
Werribee D.: J.Smith 37+7reb+2ast, B.Allison 23+10reb+2ast, F.Hunter 12+6reb, J.Hughes 11+10reb+3ast, D.Majok 7+2reb+3ast, N.Wilson 4+8reb+2ast
gschID: 541348


Werribee D. - Hawthorn M. 71-85

There was an upset in Werribee where higher ranked Devils (7-5) were defeated by eleventh ranked Magic (4-6) 85-71 on Saturday. Magic forced 26 Devils turnovers. Jack Barry (-94) stepped up and scored 18 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners and forward Alex Bogart-King (200) chipped in 22 points and 5 steals. Four Magic players scored in double figures. Magic's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American guard Jeremy Smith (190, college: Nicholls St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds and the other American import guard Jordan Hughes (192-92, college: Dakota St.) scored 7 points and 6 rebounds. Magic moved-up to eighth place in League. Loser Devils keep the fifth position with five games lost. Magic will face Whittlesea City (#12) in Mill Park in the next round. Devils will play at home against the league's leader Ringwood Hawks (#1) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Werribee D.: J.Smith 33+10reb+3ast, N.Wilson 10+5reb, N.Morda 9+1ast, J.Hughes 7+6reb+3ast, B.Allison 6+5reb, F.Hunter 4+5reb+3ast
Hawthorn M.: A.Bogart-King 22+4reb+2ast, J.Barry 18+9reb+6ast, K.Smith 17+3reb, J.Morrison 15+5reb+3ast, D.Mareels 6+9reb, L.Sist 5+6reb+1ast
gschID: 541347


Ringwood H. - Waverley F. 108-84

No shocking result in a game in Heathmont where first ranked Ringwood Hawks (10-2) outleveled 3rd placed Waverley Falcons (8-4) 108-84 on Saturday. Ringwood Hawks looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Waverley Falcons' players. American guard Jacob Gibson (198-93, college: Harding) stepped up and scored 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and guard Matthew Snowball chipped in 13 points and 11 assists. At the losing side American forward Desmond Simmons (198-92, college: St.Mary's, CA) responded with 21 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import forward Brandon Beasley (196-88, college: William Penn) scored 20 points and 5 rebounds. Five Ringwood Hawks and four Waverley Falcons players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Ringwood Hawks maintains first place in League with 10-2 record. Loser Waverley Falcons dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. Ringwood Hawks will face Devils (#5) in Werribee in the next round. Waverley Falcons will play at home against Eltham Wildcats and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Waverley F.: D.Simmons 21+8reb+3ast, B.Beasley 20+5reb+3ast, J.Reardon 15+6reb+4ast, M.Harper 11+2reb+1ast, T.Boyle 5+2reb, T.Liesting 4+1reb
Ringwood H.: J.Gibson 18+5reb+5ast, M.Fennell 17+6reb+3ast, N.Truman 17+2reb, M.Snowball 13+3reb+11ast, S.Osborne 12+3reb+7ast, S.Clarke 10+5reb
gschID: 541346


Corio Bay S. - Whittlesea City 108-84

Rather expected game in Geelong where 12th ranked Whittlesea City (1-12) was crushed by tenth ranked Stingrays (4-7) 108-84 on Saturday. Stingrays dominated down low during the game scoring 74 of its points in the paint compared to Whittlesea City's 46. Stingrays forced 24 Whittlesea City turnovers. American point guard Cam Baker (185, college: Columbus St.) stepped up and scored 31 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners and his fellow American import power forward Jordan Latham (206-91, college: Loyola, MD) chipped in 19 points and 13 rebounds. Stingrays' coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side forward Taane Samuel (200-99) responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds and Jonathan Maybank produced a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Stingrays moved-up to ninth place in League. Loser Whittlesea City keeps the twelfth position with 12 games lost. Stingrays will face Hume City Broncos (#10) in Tullamarine in the next round. Whittlesea City will play at home against Magic and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Whittlesea City: T.Samuel 22+11reb+2ast, J.Maybank 21+10reb+4ast, D.Bruno 17+3reb+3ast, E.Potts-Broughton 15+13reb+2ast, T.Watson 6+2reb+1ast, S.Kalistu 3+3reb
Corio Bay S.: C.Baker 31+6reb+8ast, M.Rebula 26+4reb+1ast, J.Latham 19+13reb, J.Mcfall 17+5reb+2ast, C.Eichler 6+8reb, G. Erray 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 541345


Diamond V.E. - Hume City 81-62

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in Greensborough where eleventh ranked Diamond Valley Eagles (4-9) smashed 10th ranked Hume City Broncos (4-8) 81-62 on Saturday. Diamond Valley Eagles looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American guard Raanthony Sanders (190, college: Pensacola JC) stepped up and scored 26 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals for the winners and his fellow American import forward Brandon Conley (198, college: ORU) chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds. Diamond Valley Eagles' coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side naturalized British guard Lee Jeka (193-83) responded with 19 points and forward Luke Egan (200-74, college: E.Washington) scored 14 points and 6 rebounds. Diamond Valley Eagles maintains eleventh place in League with 4-9 record. Loser Hume City Broncos keep the tenth position with eight games lost. Diamond Valley Eagles will face higher ranked McKinnon C. (#7) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Hume City: L.Jeka 19+4reb+2ast, L.Egan 14+6reb+2ast, S.Prasad 9+8reb+1ast, M.Rose 9+4reb+2ast, S.Prendergast 4+3reb+1ast, J.Schafer 3+1ast
Diamond V.E.: R.Sanders 26+8reb+6ast, B.Conley 17+5reb, M.Reynolds 9+5reb+4ast, S.Reynolds 9+1ast, G.Page 8+1reb+1ast, J.Dirkx 5+2reb
gschID: 541343


Premier League
N.Adelaide R. - Southern T. 107-101

Not a big story in a game in Greenacres where 4th placed Noarlunga City Southern Tigers (5-3) were defeated by first ranked North Adelaide Rockets (7-1) 107-101 on Saturday. North Adelaide Rockets forced 25 Noarlunga City Southern Tigers turnovers and outrebounded them 50-39 including 17 on the offensive glass. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Aric Miller (190-90, college: Armstr.Atlantic) stepped up and scored 40 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import forward Alexander Starling (198-89, college: Beth.-Cookman) chipped in 27 points and 18 rebounds. At the losing side the former international swingman Anthony Drmic (198-92, college: Boise St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists and American forward Mike Nwelue (196-93, college: Drury) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. Four North Adelaide Rockets and five Noarlunga City Southern Tigers players scored in double figures. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers' coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. North Adelaide Rockets maintains first place in League with 7-1 record. Loser Noarlunga City Southern Tigers keep the fourth position with three games lost. North Adelaide Rockets will face Woodville Warriors (#6) in Flinders Park in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers will play at home against Sturt Sabres and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Southern T.: R.Linton 24, A.Drmic 23+11reb+6ast, D.Jones 16+6reb+2ast, M.Nwelue 15+12reb+6ast, J.Dodman 13+6reb+2ast, H.Staude 4+1ast
N.Adelaide R.: A.Miller 40+6reb+3ast, A.Starling 27+18reb+1ast, D.Aistrope 16+2reb, B.Jonnek 12+2reb+1ast, L.Mapunda 5+7reb+4ast, J.Wernham 4+5reb+2ast
gschID: 541446


Eastern M. - S.Adelaide P. 78-84

Everything went according to plan in Mt. Barker where seventh ranked South Adelaide Panthers (3-5) beat 10th ranked Eastern Mavericks (1-7) 84-78 on Saturday. South Adelaide Panthers dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Eastern Mavericks' 40. South Adelaide Panthers forced 21 Eastern Mavericks turnovers. American guard Eian Davis (185-90, college: Albertus Magnus) stepped up and scored 44 points (!!!) and 6 assists for the winners and his fellow American import forward Jarmal Reid (201-93, college: Oregon St., agency: SDJ Sports) chipped in 12 points and 11 rebounds. At the losing side forward Tom Cioffi (197-87) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds and guard Lachlan Barker (179-96) scored 20 points. Four Eastern Mavericks players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. South Adelaide Panthers maintains seventh place in League with 3-5 record. Loser Eastern Mavericks keep the tenth position with seven games lost. South Adelaide Panthers will face Central District Lions (#9) in Gawler in the next round. Eastern Mavericks will play on the road against West Adelaide Bearcats in Woodville and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Eastern M.: L.Barker 20+3reb+2ast, D.Mcgee 16+3reb, T.Cioffi 13+13reb+1ast, D.Shorne 11+10reb+2ast, M.Hundley 9+2reb, M.Kelton 7+1ast
S.Adelaide P.: E.Davis 44+3reb+6ast, J. Hoppo 13+11reb+1ast, J.Reid 12+11reb+2ast, R.Gardner 5+4reb+1ast, S.Boal 5+3reb+1ast, T.McKenzie 2+5reb
gschID: 541445


W.Adelaide B. - Forestville E. 95-91

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Forestville Eagles (6-2) against sixth ranked West Adelaide Bearcats (4-4) on Saturday night. Visiting Forestville Eagles were defeated by West Adelaide Bearcats in a tough game in Woodville 91-95. West Adelaide Bearcats forced 19 Forestville Eagles turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Dee Oldham (193-94, college: Chattanooga) who helped to win the game recording 26 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 7 steals. Jordan West contributed with 22 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four West Adelaide Bearcats players scored in double figures. Sudanese forward Majok Deng (208-93, college: La-Monroe) answered with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 14 rebounds and American forward Antonio Garrett (198, college: Idaho Coll.) added 24 points, 12 rebounds and 6 blocks in the effort for Forestville Eagles. West Adelaide Bearcats moved-up to fifth place in League. Forestville Eagles at the other side keep the second position with two games lost. West Adelaide Bearcats' next round opponent will be Eastern Mavericks (#10) in Mt. Barker which should be theoretically an easy game. Forestville Eagles will play at home against Norwood Flames (#8) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Forestville E.: M.Deng 25+14reb+3ast, A.Garrett 24+12reb+2ast, S. Wright 13+5reb+2ast, J.Rios 9+1reb+4ast, D.Majok 7+3reb, O.Megins 6+3reb
W.Adelaide B.: D.Oldham 26+5reb+4ast, J.West 22+8reb+3ast, P.Thomas 18+6reb+8ast, T.Braithwaite 16+1reb+2ast, B.Truslove 7+10reb+3ast, H.Ridgeway 6+4reb
gschID: 541448


C.District L. - Woodville W. 89-92

Everything could happen in Gawler at the game between two tied teams. Both eighth ranked Woodville Warriors and 9th ranked Central District Lions had identical 2-5 record. But Central District Lions were not able to use a home court advantage and were edged by the opponent from Flinders Park 92-89 on Saturday night. Woodville Warriors looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. Guard Darren Ng (189-83) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 5 rebounds and 12 assists (made all of his nine free throws !!!) for the winners and forward Luke Stanbridge (192-90) chipped in 22 points and 8 rebounds. Four Woodville Warriors players scored in double figures. At the losing side Koen Sapwell responded with 29 points and guard David Humphries (193-91, college: Loyola Mary) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Woodville Warriors (3-5) moved-up to sixth place in League. Loser Central District Lions keep the ninth position with six games lost. Woodville Warriors will face league's leader North Adelaide Rockets in Greenacres in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Central District Lions will play at home against South Adelaide Panthers (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
C.District L.: K.Sapwell 29+2reb+2ast, D.Humphries 17+12reb+1ast, R.Martin 12+6reb+4ast, N.Larkins 8+1ast, M.Makoi 8+2reb, S.Stone 5+1reb+3ast
Woodville W.: L.Stanbridge 22+8reb+3ast, D.Ng 19+5reb+12ast, C.Clausen 17+9reb+4ast, D.Carlin 16+4reb+1ast, J.Luhnow 9+6reb+2ast, A.Miller 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 541449


Sturt S. - Norwood F. 87-81

No shocking result in a game in Pasadena where third ranked Sturt Sabres (6-2) won against 5th ranked Norwood Flames (3-5) 87-81 on Saturday. Sturt Sabres made 23-of-24 free shots (95.8 percent) during the game. Sturt Sabres had a 36-24 advantage in offensive rebounds. Forward Jacob Rigoni (198-98) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 14 rebounds for the winners and swingman Tim Klaosen (196-89) chipped in 12 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. At the losing side American forward Jerrell Sanders (198, college: Ferris St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Daniel Webber (191-87) scored 23 points. Norwood Flames' coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Sturt Sabres maintains third place in League with 6-2 record having just four point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Norwood Flames dropped to the eighth position with five games lost. Sturt Sabres will face Noarlunga City Southern Tigers (#4) in Morphett Vale in the next round. Norwood Flames will play on the road against the league's second-placed Forestville Eagles (#2) in Goodwood and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Norwood F.: D.Webber 23+3reb+3ast, A.Webber 21+4reb, J.Sanders 21+10reb+4ast, M.Lycett 9+8reb+1ast, K.Smith 5+5reb+5ast, J.Spurritt 2+3reb+1ast
Sturt S.: J.Rigoni 33+14reb+2ast, T.Klaosen 12+6reb+5ast, H.Reemst 10+3reb+5ast, B.Carter 9+4reb, C.McMath 7+6reb, M.Calligeros 6+2reb+3ast
gschID: 541447


QBL
Sunshine CR - Cairns M. 95-84

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Cairns Marlins (4-2) against leader Sunshine CR (3-0) on Saturday night. Visiting Cairns Marlins were defeated by Sunshine CR in 95-84. Cairns Marlins were plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Isaih Tueta (187-91) stepped up and scored 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and guard Louis Ilton (191, college: Texas A&M Int.) chipped in 23 points and 5 rebounds. At the losing side point guard Damon Heuir (191-91, college: S.Utah) responded with 23 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Anthony Fisher (187-94) scored 16 points and 8 rebounds. Five Sunshine CR and four Cairns Marlins players scored in double figures. Sunshine CR moved-up to fourth place in League. Loser Cairns Marlins dropped to the third position with two games lost. Sunshine CR will face Rollers (#9) in Gold Coast in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Cairns Marlins will play at home against Ipswich Force (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Cairns M.: D.Heuir 23+7reb+5ast, J.Weeks 17+4reb, A.Fisher 16+8reb+1ast, T.Jackson 14+2reb+5ast, M.Mulligan 6+3reb, A.Bin Tahal 4+2reb
Sunshine CR: L.Ilton 23+5reb, I.Tueta 20+6reb+5ast, L.Hurdle 16+4reb+4ast, R.Sutton 15+9reb+1ast, Z.Meehl 11+1reb+2ast, J.Tueta 6+4reb
gschID: 541530


Toowoomba M. - Mackay M. 79-104

Very expected game when 9th ranked Toowoomba Mountaineers (1-3) were crushed at home by leader Mackay Meteors (5-0) 104-79 on Saturday. Mackay Meteors outrebounded Toowoomba Mountaineers 51-39 including 16 on the offensive glass. The former international forward Lucas Walker (202-84, college: St.Mary's, CA) stepped up and scored 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winners and swingman Lukass Blicavs (192-93) chipped in 20 points and 5 rebounds. Four Mackay Meteors players scored in double figures. At the losing side American guard Jalil Abdul-Bassit (193, college: Oregon) responded with 26 points and naturalized Sudanese center Paul Aleer (213-94) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Mackay Meteors keep a position of League leader. Loser Toowoomba Mountaineers dropped to the eleventh place with three games lost. Mackay Meteors will face Rockhampton Rockets (#8) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Toowoomba Mountaineers will play against South West Metro Pirates and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Toowoomba M.: J.Abdul-Bassit 26+4reb+3ast, P.Aleer 16+11reb+1ast, M.Malek 10+9reb+2ast, J.Ebneter 8+3reb+1ast, J.Washington 7+3ast, C.Weber 5+1reb+2ast
Mackay M.: L.Blicavs 20+5reb, L.Walker 17+7reb+2ast, S.Bruce 17+2reb+6ast, C.Tragardh 14+9reb, M.Gange 10+4reb+2ast, C.Cedar 9+4reb+2ast
gschID: 541531


Rockhampton - Townsville H. 81-92

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both tenth ranked Townsville Heat and 7th ranked Rockhampton Rockets had identical 2-2 record. But Rockhampton Rockets were not able to use a home court advantage and lost to the opponent from Hermit Park 92-81 on Saturday night. American power forward Justin Baker (203-89, college: Utah Valley) stepped up and scored 30 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and the former international point guard Joshua Wilcher (178-91, college: Cent.Wyoming) chipped in 24 points and 9 rebounds. Baker is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. At the losing side American guard Chris Fowler (185-93, college: Cent.Michigan) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 6 rebounds and 12 assists and Canadian forward David Wagner (206-92, college: UBC) scored 17 points. Four Rockhampton Rockets players scored in double figures. Townsville Heat (3-2) moved-up to sixth place in League. Loser Rockhampton Rockets dropped to the eighth position with three games lost. Townsville Heat will face higher ranked Ipswich Force (#5) in Booval in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Rockhampton Rockets will play on the road against the league's leader Mackay Meteors and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Rockhampton: C.Fowler 21+6reb+12ast, D.Wagner 17+4reb, T.Young 12+4reb+1ast, J.Lopez 12+3reb+1ast, J.Mitchell 9+11reb+1ast, J.Blanchard 6
Townsville H.: J.Baker 30+8reb+2ast, J.Wilcher 24+9reb+3ast, P.Crawford 18+4reb+1ast, T.Blanchfield 8+6reb+3ast, M.Rees 6+9reb+1ast, B.McCully 2+2reb
gschID: 541529


Logan T. - Gold Coast R. 107-100

There was a minor upset in Loganholme where higher ranked Rollers (2-3) were defeated by eleventh ranked Logan T. (2-3) 107-100 on Saturday. Logan T. forced 19 Rollers turnovers. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 52.0 percentage. Logan T. looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Rollers were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Mitch Young (206-90, college: St.Mary's, CA) stepped up and scored 29 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and swingman Michael Cedar (190-86) chipped in 21 points, 7 assists and 4 steals. At the losing side American forward Torrey Craig (198-90, college: USC Upstate) responded with a double-double by scoring 32 points, 16 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import swingman Devon Sullivan (201-86, college: S.Connecticut) produced a double-double by scoring 27 points and 11 rebounds (on 12-of-14 shooting from the field). Five Logan T. and four Rollers players scored in double figures. Rollers' coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Logan T. moved-up to seventh place in League. Logan T. will face Maroochydore Clippers (#13) in Cotton Tree in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Rollers will play against Sunshine CR (#4) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Gold Coast R.: T.Craig 32+16reb+5ast, D.Sullivan 27+11reb+3ast, S.McGregor 17+4reb+2ast, D.Vale 16+3reb+2ast, S.Gleeson 7+2reb+7ast, T.Green 1
Logan T.: M.Young 29+9reb+1ast, M.Cedar 21+7ast, S.Carroll 17+4reb+3ast, C.Salecich 12+3reb+6ast, S.Johns 11+3reb+1ast, N.Kahler 8+5reb+2ast
gschID: 541527


Brisbane S. - Brisbane C. 86-99

Another exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Brisbane: Brisbane Capitals (#1) and Brisbane Spartans (#8). Brisbane Spartans were defeated at home 86-99 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. Brisbane Capitals forced 23 Brisbane Spartans turnovers. Strangely Brisbane Spartans outrebounded Brisbane Capitals 51-38 including a 26-14 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Naturalized American forward Dusty Rychart (201-78, college: Minnesota) fired a double-double by scoring 13 points, 19 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals for the winners. American-Nigerian guard Princeton Onwas (198-93, college: San Jose St.) chipped in 22 points and 9 rebounds. Five Brisbane Capitals players scored in double figures. The former international center Tom Jervis (211-87, college: Troy) produced a double-double by scoring 39 points (!!!), 23 rebounds and 4 assists and swingman Ryan Jeffries (192-86) added 16 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Brisbane Spartans' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Despite that victory Brisbane Capitals went down to second position (League) due to points difference. Loser Brisbane Spartans dropped to the tenth place with three games lost. Brisbane Capitals will meet at home Gladstone Port City Power (#12) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Brisbane Spartans will play against Gladstone Port City Power and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Brisbane S.: T.Jervis 39+23reb+4ast, R.Jeffries 16+5reb, A.Ugrinic 11+7reb+1ast, M.Philp 9+1reb+4ast, G.Scott 6+5reb+1ast, B.Volkman 3+5reb
Brisbane C.: A.Anderson 24+2reb+3ast, P.Onwas 22+9reb+3ast, S.Windsor 17+2reb+2ast, J.Davis 14+1reb+3ast, D.Rychart 13+19reb+7ast, Z.Carter 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 541528


Gladstone P. - Townsville H. 65-82

Everything went according to plan when tenth ranked Townsville Heat (3-2) beat on the road bottom-ranked Gladstone Port City Power (0-2) 82-65 on Friday. Townsville Heat forced 23 Gladstone Port City Power turnovers. The former international point guard Joshua Wilcher (178-91, college: Cent.Wyoming) stepped up and scored 21 points for the winners and the former international swingman Todd Blanchfield (200-91) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds. At the losing side American forward Willie Shackleford (198-85, college: Martin Methodist) responded with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 18 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Remy Lawyer (, college: Grossmont CC) scored 21 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Townsville Heat moved-up to sixth place in League. Loser Gladstone Port City Power still closes the standings with two games lost. Townsville Heat will face higher ranked Ipswich Force (#5) in Booval in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Gladstone Port City Power will play on the road against the league's second-placed Brisbane Capitals (#2) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Gladstone P.: R.Lawyer 21+4reb+2ast, W.Shackleford 10+18reb+4ast, R.Willis 9+10reb+4ast, P.Ciganovic 9+2reb+1ast, S.Russell 5+1reb, T.Allen 3+2reb+1ast
Townsville H.: J.Wilcher 21+3ast, T.Blanchfield 16+6reb, P.Crawford 10+2reb+4ast, J.Spiers 9+3reb+1ast, J.Baker 8+3reb, M.Rees 7+6reb
gschID: 541526


SW Metro P. - Mackay M. 91-102

There was no surprise in Runcorn where bottom-ranked South West Metro Pirates (0-4) were defeated by leader Mackay Meteors (5-0) 102-91 on Sunday. Mackay Meteors dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to South West Metro Pirates' 38 and made 23-of-28 free shots (82.1 percent) during the game. Mackay Meteors forced 19 South West Metro Pirates turnovers. South West Metro Pirates were plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international forward Lucas Walker (202-84, college: St.Mary's, CA) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 10 rebounds for the winners and guard Shaun Bruce (190-91) chipped in 23 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. At the losing side American forward Tanner McGrew (203-93, college: W.Virg.Wesl., agency: Duran International) responded with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 15 rebounds and guard Verle Williams Jr. (180-97) scored 25 points and 4 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. South West Metro Pirates' coach let to play twelve players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Mackay Meteors keep a position of League leader. Loser South West Metro Pirates still closes the standings with four games lost. Mackay Meteors will face Rockhampton Rockets (#8) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. South West Metro Pirates will play against Toowoomba Mountaineers (#11) and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
SW Metro P.: V.Williams Jr. 25+2reb+4ast, T.McGrew 25+15reb+1ast, B.Teys 17+2reb+1ast, R.Vines 10+1reb+2ast, J.Allen 6+2reb+2ast, T.Machado 6+1reb+1ast
Mackay M.: L.Walker 29+10reb+3ast, S.Bruce 23+6reb+8ast, C.Cedar 19+4reb+4ast, C.Tragardh 14+5reb+1ast, L.Blicavs 7+5reb, M.Gange 4+1reb+2ast
gschID: 541532


Ipswich F. - Mackay M. 87-100

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in Booval where leader Mackay Meteors (5-0) won against 3rd placed Ipswich Force (3-2) 100-87 on Friday. Mackay Meteors dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Ipswich Force's 28. Ipswich Force was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international forward Lucas Walker (202-84, college: St.Mary's, CA) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 18 rebounds for the winners and guard Shaun Bruce (190-91) chipped in 26 points and 10 assists. At the losing side American forward Kyle Harvey (196-91, college: Williams Baptist) responded with 13 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import guard Luke Shelley (188-91, college: Ky Wesleyan) scored 19 points. Five Mackay Meteors and four Ipswich Force players scored in double figures. Ipswich Force's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Mackay Meteors keep a position of League leader. Loser Ipswich Force dropped to the fifth place with two games lost. Mackay Meteors will face Rockhampton Rockets (#8) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Ipswich Force will play against Cairns Marlins and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ipswich F.: L.Shelley 19+1reb+2ast, J.Legan 14+5reb+1ast, K.Harvey 13+8reb+2ast, J.Kuon 11+8reb+1ast, J.Derksen 7+1reb+1ast, J.Wilson 6+1reb+2ast
Mackay M.: S.Bruce 26+2reb+10ast, L.Walker 24+18reb+3ast, C.Tragardh 19+10reb+2ast, B.Rasmussen 10+6reb+1ast, C.Cedar 10+5reb+2ast, M.Gange 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 541524


Suncoast PC - Cairns M. 62-73

Very expected game in Cotton Tree where bottom-ranked Maroochydore Clippers (0-3) were defeated by second ranked Cairns Marlins (4-2) 73-62 on Friday. Maroochydore Clippers were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Point guard Damon Heuir (191-91, college: S.Utah) stepped up and scored 22 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and swingman Tevin Jackson (201-94, college: McNeese St.) chipped in 17 points and 10 rebounds. At the losing side the former international forward Jeromie Hill (203-91, college: UTSA) responded with 12 points and 8 rebounds and guard Matthew Kenyon (195-98) scored 11 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Despite that victory Cairns Marlins went down to third position (League) due to points difference. Loser Maroochydore Clippers still closes the standings with three games lost. Cairns Marlins will face Ipswich Force (#5) in Booval in the next round. Maroochydore Clippers will play on the road against Logan T. (#7) in Loganholme and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Suncoast PC: J.Hill 12+8reb+2ast, M.Donaldson 11+8reb+1ast, M.Kenyon 11+7reb+4ast, T.Fullarton 9+6reb+1ast, B.Hogan 9+3reb+2ast, H.Reed 4+3reb+1ast
Cairns M.: D.Heuir 22+6reb+3ast, T.Jackson 17+10reb+3ast, J.Weeks 14+6reb+5ast, R.Runnalls 8+5reb, K.Stattmann 4, A.Bin Tahal 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 541525


SBL
East Perth E. - Stirling S. 87-91

There was a small surprise in Morley where tenth ranked Stirling S. (7-5) defeated 8th ranked Eagles (6-9) 91-87 on Saturday. Stirling S. made 19-of-22 free shots (86.4 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Eagles turnovers. Strangely Eagles outrebounded Stirling S. 41-27 including 27 on the defensive glass. Eagles were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international forward Rhys Vague (204-96) stepped up and scored 22 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners and guard Corban Wroe (185-92, college: Hartford) chipped in 16 points. At the losing side guard Mason Bragg (182-93) responded with 22 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists and American center Kevin Davis (206-91, college: Cent.Washington) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Stirling S. moved-up to fifth place in League. Loser Eagles dropped to the tenth position with nine games lost. Stirling S. will face higher ranked Wanneroo (#3) in Joondalup in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Eagles will play on the road against Hawks (#11) in Floreat and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
East Perth E.: M.Bragg 22+8reb+6ast, K.Davis 15+13reb+4ast, D.Williamson 15+1reb+2ast, C.Easley 15+4reb+3ast, K.Anthony 13+1reb, J.Tupaea 7+10reb+8ast
Stirling S.: R.Vague 22+8reb+7ast, C.Wroe 16+3reb+3ast, C.Ellis 14+3reb+1ast, A.Litterick 13+3reb+1ast, A.Bruton 7+3ast, J.Throns 5+1reb
gschID: 541715


Joondalup Wolves - Perry Lakes H. 81-71

Not a big story in a game in Joondalup where 11th ranked Hawks (5-9) were defeated by fourth ranked Wanneroo (10-3) 81-71 on Saturday. Wanneroo looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Naturalized Irish center Damian Matacz (204-79, college: N.Michigan) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds for the winners and power forward Robert Huntington (203, college: Nova SE) chipped in 13 points and 9 rebounds. Four Wanneroo players scored in double figures. At the losing side guard Matthew Adekponya (194-90) responded with 21 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists and American center Brian Carlwell (211-87, college: San Diego St.) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Wanneroo moved-up to third place in League. Loser Hawks keep the eleventh position with nine games lost. Wanneroo will face Stirling S. (#5) in Perth in the next round. Hawks will play at home against Eagles (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Perry Lakes H.: M.Adekponya 21+8reb+6ast, B.Carlwell 13+12reb, B.Purser 11+7reb+4ast, M.Clarke 9+1ast, R.Waters 8+4reb+1ast, R.Cassir 4+2reb
Joondalup Wolves: D.Matacz 19+10reb+1ast, T.Iliadis 13+4reb+6ast, R.Huntington 13+9reb+3ast, S.Easther 10+1reb+1ast, R.Maxwell 8+2reb+1ast, S.Salinas 7+7reb+4ast
gschID: 541712


Cockburn C. - Lakeside L. 96-83

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in Hamilton Hill where eighth ranked Cougars (7-7) beat 7th ranked Lightning (7-7) 96-83 on Sunday. Cougars looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Cougars made 10 blocks. Lightning was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Jalen Billups (198-92, college: N.Kentucky, agency: Haylett Sports) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 32 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners and guard Seva Chan (187-94) chipped in 17 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Four Cougars players scored in double figures. At the losing side American guard Devon Atkinson (185, college: Morehead St.) responded with 19 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import forward James Padgett (203-91, college: Maryland) scored 19 points and 9 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Cougars moved-up to seventh place in League. Cougars will face Flames (#9) in Rockingham in the next round. Lightning will play on the road against the league's leader Tigers having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Lakeside L.: C.Shervill 19+8reb+2ast, D.Atkinson 19+9reb+3ast, J.Padgett 19+9reb+2ast, D.Morgan 9+5reb+3ast, N.Palleschi 7+2reb, M.Garbellini 7+2reb+3ast
Cockburn C.: J.Billups 32+11reb, S.Chan 17+6reb+6ast, S.Van Lit 13+3reb, G.Field 13+6reb+8ast, L.Cummings 10+2reb+4ast, D.Thomas 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 541716


Lakeside L. - East Perth E. 95-74

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 8th ranked Eagles' (6-9) road loss to seventh ranked Lightning (7-7) 74-95 on Friday. Lightning made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game, while Eagles only scored four points from the stripe. American forward James Padgett (203-91, college: Maryland) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 15 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import guard Devon Atkinson (185, college: Morehead St.) chipped in 22 points and 7 assists. At the losing side American center Kevin Davis (206-91, college: Cent.Washington) responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 18 rebounds and swingman Drew Williamson (196-83, college: Metro St.) scored 14 points and 6 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Despite that victory Lightning went down to eighth position (League) due to points difference. Loser Eagles dropped to the tenth place with nine games lost. Lightning will face league's leader Tigers in Willetton in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Eagles will play on the road against Hawks (#11) in Floreat and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
East Perth E.: K.Davis 22+18reb+3ast, D.Williamson 14+6ast, A.Murphy 14+3ast, C.Easley 8+6reb+2ast, M.Bragg 7+4reb+5ast, D.Tawhiti 5+4reb+1ast
Lakeside L.: J.Padgett 29+15reb+3ast, D.Atkinson 22+4reb+7ast, C.Shervill 21+7reb+2ast, T.Parkinson 8+4reb+1ast, D.Morgan 5, R.Mackenzie 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 541708


Stirling S. - Kalamunda E.S. 87-73

No shocking result in a game in Perth where tenth ranked Stirling S. (7-5) won against 13th ranked Suns (3-14) 87-73 on Friday. Stirling S. dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to Suns' 18 and made 21-of-25 free shots (84.0 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Suns 28-16 including a 25-11 advantage in defensive rebounds. The former international forward Rhys Vague (204-96) stepped up and scored 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and guard Corban Wroe (185-92, college: Hartford) chipped in 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). At the losing side American guard Courtney Belger (187-89, college: Quincy) responded with 19 points and swingman Kerrod Horn (186-93) scored 10 points and 6 rebounds. Stirling S. moved-up to fifth place in League. Loser Suns keep the thirteenth position with 14 games lost. Stirling S. will face higher ranked Wanneroo (#3) in Joondalup in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Suns will play on the road against Redbacks (#4) in Northbridge and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Kalamunda E.S.: C.Belger 19+3ast, K.Horn 10+6reb, B.Grey 6+5reb+3ast, B.Pass 5+1reb, J.Lewis 5+3reb+2ast, J.Diaz 3+1ast
Stirling S.: R.Vague 19+6reb+3ast, C.Wroe 18+5reb+4ast, C.Ellis 14+6reb+3ast, J.Thwaites 9+2reb+2ast, A.Litterick 7+6reb+2ast, T.Witts 6+1ast
gschID: 541710


Perth R. - Willetton T. 100-101

The most exciting game of round 13 in the State League took place in Northbridge. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of 4th placed Redbacks (9-5) to second ranked Tigers (12-2) 101-100 on Friday evening. American swingman Jay Bowie (196-92, college: Marist) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 14 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import forward Ray Turner (206-90, college: Texas A&M) chipped in 23 points and 15 rebounds. Four Tigers players scored in double figures. At the losing side the former international forward Shawn Redhage (203-81, college: Arizona St.) responded with 28 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Marshall Nelson (188-94, college: Wayland Baptist) scored 17 points and 7 rebounds. Tigers keep a position of League leader. Redbacks at the other side keep the fourth place with five games lost. Tigers are looking forward to face Lightning (#8) in North Lake in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Redbacks will play at home against Suns (#13) and are hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Perth R.: S.Redhage 28+7reb+4ast, B.Smith 17+2reb+5ast, M.Nelson 17+7reb+1ast, L.Roberts 13+8reb, M.Vigor 9+12reb+3ast, J.Wagner 7+8reb+7ast
Willetton T.: D.Scott 29+4reb+4ast, J.Bowie 26+14reb+3ast, R.Turner 23+15reb, N.Cody 10+2reb, H.Noordhoek 5+2reb, K.Armour 3+9reb+5ast
gschID: 541707


Mandurah M. - Joondalup Wolves 78-90

Very expected game in Mandurah where 14th ranked Magic (2-12) was defeated by fourth ranked Wanneroo (10-3) 90-78 on Friday. Magic was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Naturalized Greek guard Trian Iliadis (190-89, college: ODU) stepped up and scored 18 points and 5 assists for the winners and power forward Robert Huntington (203, college: Nova SE) chipped in 20 points. Five Wanneroo players scored in double figures. At the losing side American guard Will McNeill (185-90, college: Washburn) responded with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import forward Taylor Mullenax (200-86, college: St.Edward's) scored 19 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Wanneroo moved-up to third place in League. Loser Magic keeps the fourteenth position with 12 games lost. Wanneroo will face Stirling S. (#5) in Perth in the next round. Magic will play at home against Slammers (#6) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Mandurah M.: W.McNeill 24+12reb+4ast, T.Mullenax 19+6reb, C.Curtis 8+1reb, C.Simpson 8+2reb+1ast, F.Klasztorny 6+4reb+2ast, R.Kreklow 5+3reb+1ast
Joondalup Wolves: R.Huntington 20+4reb+2ast, T.Iliadis 18+3reb+5ast, S.Salinas 17, B.Ironmonger 13+3ast, R.Maxwell 10+4reb+3ast, W.Guerin 4+8reb
gschID: 541709


Kalamunda E.S. - Mandurah M. 96-100

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in Kalamunda where fourteenth ranked Magic (2-12) defeated 13th ranked Suns (3-14) 100-96 on Saturday. Magic dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Suns' 26. They outrebounded Suns 40-27 including 29 on the defensive glass. Magic looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American guard Will McNeill (185-90, college: Washburn) stepped up and scored 25 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and swingman Pal Ruot (188-96) chipped in 13 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Magic players scored in double figures. At the losing side American guard Courtney Belger (187-89, college: Quincy) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Brighton Pass (192-95) scored 23 points. Magic maintains fourteenth place in League with 2-12 record. Loser Suns keep the thirteenth position with 14 games lost. Magic will face higher ranked Slammers (#6) in Bunbury in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Kalamunda E.S.: B.Pass 23+2reb+2ast, C.Belger 18+12reb+5ast, K.Horn 11+3reb, J.Lewis 6+1reb+1ast, R.Blanchett 5+4reb+2ast, J.Diaz 4+1reb+1ast
Mandurah M.: W.McNeill 25+6reb+4ast, T.Mullenax 16+6reb+3ast, P.Ruot 13+9reb+4ast, T.Remmerswaal 12+4reb+1ast, A.Bowman 10+7reb+5ast, C.Curtis 9+3reb+3ast
gschID: 541714


Goldfields G. - SW Slammers 84-91

Not a big story in a game in Kalgoorlie where 12th ranked Giants (4-8) were defeated by fifth ranked Slammers (7-5) 91-84 on Saturday. American-Irish forward Brian Voelkel (198-92, college: Vermont, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 20 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners and American guard Tre Nichols (180-89, college: Boise St., agency: SDJ Sports) chipped in 31 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his nine free throws !!!). Five Slammers players scored in double figures. At the losing side American power forward Jacob Holmen (202-91, college: N.Texas) responded with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds and swingman Luke Pike (194-90) scored 29 points and 6 rebounds. Giants' coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Despite that victory Slammers went down to sixth position (League) due to points difference. Loser Giants keep the twelfth place with eight games lost. Slammers will face Magic (#14) in Mandurah in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Giants will play on the road against the league's second-placed Buccaneers in Wonthella and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Goldfields G.: L.Pike 29+6reb, J.Holmen 23+10reb+3ast, J.Pillard 12+7reb+3ast, B.Holloway 5+1reb+3ast, M.Tierney 5+1reb+1ast, M.Exell 4+6reb
SW Slammers: T.Nichols 31+6reb+3ast, M.Lay 16+5reb+3ast, B.Voelkel 14+20reb+6ast, C.Weeden 11+3reb+2ast, C.Douglas 10+3reb+1ast, T.Durnin 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 541713


Geraldton B. - Rockingham F. 84-79

Everything went according to plan in Wonthella where second ranked Buccaneers (12-2) beat 9th ranked Flames (6-9) 84-79 on Saturday. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Buccaneers made 20-of-25 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Buccaneers outrebounded Flames 48-34 including a 18-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. American forward Maurice Barrow (196-92, college: Fairfield) stepped up and scored 24 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals for the winners and guard Jackson Hussey (190-92, college: Pikeville) chipped in 18 points and 9 rebounds. Four Buccaneers players scored in double figures. At the losing side guard Dexter Kernich-Drew (201-91, college: Washington St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and American forward Vincent Zollo (206-92, college: Cleveland St.) scored 14 points. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Buccaneers maintains second place in League with 12-2 record having just sixteen point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Flames keep the ninth position with nine games lost. Buccaneers will face Giants (#12) in Kalgoorlie in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Flames will play at home against Cougars and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rockingham F.: D.Kernich-Drew 27+11reb+4ast, V.Zollo 14+4reb, D.Jack 10+6reb+1ast, J.Beard 8+4reb+2ast, R.Godfrey 6+6reb+3ast, B.Samuelson 6+1reb+2ast
Geraldton B.: M.Barrow 24+8reb+4ast, J.Hussey 18+9reb+3ast, M.Hancock 11+6reb, A.Ralph 10+7reb+3ast, M.Wundenberg 8+14reb+2ast, A.Ducas 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 541711


SEABL
Albury W.B. - Frankston 95-73

There was no surprise in Albury where 7th ranked Frankston Blues (3-10) were outplayed by fifth ranked Bandits (6-6) 95-73 on Saturday. Bandits forced 20 Frankston Blues turnovers. Point guard Deba George (183-85) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 assists for the winners and American forward TJ Robinson (203-89, college: Long Beach St.) chipped in 23 points and 11 rebounds. At the losing side American forward Alex Francis (198-91, college: Bryant, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) responded with 20 points and 9 rebounds and New Zealand power forward Tohi Smith-Milner (206-95, college: Polk State CC) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Bandits maintains fifth place in League with 6-6 record. Loser Frankston Blues keep the seventh position with ten games lost. Bandits will face Canberra Gunners (#7) in Belconnen in the next round. Frankston Blues will play on the road against Sabres in Cheltenham and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Frankston: A.Francis 20+9reb+2ast, N.Buss 14+2reb, T.Smith-Milner 12+10reb+2ast, B.Lewis 10+1reb+1ast, T.Dyson 8+3reb+4ast, T.Lloyd 6+4reb+1ast
Albury W.B.: M.Newton 25+6reb+1ast, T.Robinson 23+11reb, J.Terrell 19+3reb+3ast, D.George 19+4reb+12ast, J.Spear 7+4reb+3ast, S.Dearborn 2+2reb
gschID: 541843


Canberra G. - Geelong S. 94-102

No shocking result in a game in Belconnen where second ranked Geelong Supercats (8-4) won against 7th ranked Canberra Gunners (1-9) 102-94 on Saturday. Geelong Supercats forced 21 Canberra Gunners turnovers. Canberra Gunners were plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Jamie Medved (189-82) stepped up and scored 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and guard Kristian Rocci (188-93) chipped in 18 points and 5 rebounds. At the losing side center Ben Allen (211-86, college: St.Mary's, CA) responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists and guard Daniel Joyce (194-87) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Canberra Gunners' coach let to play eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Despite that victory Geelong Supercats went down to third position (League) due to points difference. Loser Canberra Gunners keep the seventh place with nine games lost. Geelong Supercats will face Kilsyth Cobras (#5) on the road in the next round. Canberra Gunners will play against Bandits in Albury and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Canberra G.: J.Toohey 19+2reb+3ast, D.Joyce 17+5reb+11ast, B.Allen 17+13reb+6ast, G.Morison 15+7reb+1ast, B.Doran 11+6reb+1ast, B.Kearins 6+2reb+1ast
Geelong S.: N.Herbert 19+3reb+1ast, K.Rocci 18+5reb+3ast, J.Medved 17+6reb+4ast, E.Gaff 14+7reb+1ast, D.Gatlin 13+8reb+4ast, K.Blicavs 8+1reb+2ast
gschID: 541842


Ballarat M. - Melbourne T. 99-83

Rather expected game in Wendouree where 6th ranked Tigers (3-8) were defeated by third ranked Ballarat Miners (8-3) 99-83 on Saturday. Ballarat Miners shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 52.0 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Guard Peter Hooley (193-92, college: Albany) stepped up and scored 31 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners and forward Craig Moller (206-94, agency: MKP Management) chipped in 23 points and 7 rebounds. At the losing side guard Tom Wilson (196-97, college: SMU) responded with 26 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and American forward Ari Stewart (200-90, college: USC) scored 23 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Ballarat Miners moved-up to second place in League. Loser Tigers keep the sixth position with eight games lost. Ballarat Miners will face league's second-placed Chargers in Hobart in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Tigers will play at home against Dandenong Rangers (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Melbourne T.: T.Wilson 26+8reb+4ast, A.Stewart 23+4reb+1ast, B.Liu 13+2reb+1ast, N.Tomlinson 12+5reb+8ast, D.Corletto 6+1reb+1ast, L.Smith 2+3reb+1ast
Ballarat M.: P.Hooley 31+5reb+6ast, C.Moller 23+7reb+3ast, D.Usher 17+2reb+5ast, M.King-Davis 10+3reb, A.Constable 10+2ast, S.Short 6+5reb+4ast
gschID: 546571


Kilsyth C. - Bendigo B. 83-100

Rather predictable result when third ranked Bendigo Braves (7-7) defeated on the road 5th ranked Kilsyth Cobras (5-8) 100-83 on Sunday. Bendigo Braves made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. American power forward C.J. Aiken (206-90, college: St.Joseph's) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import guard Dyami Starks (188-92, college: Bryant) chipped in 27 points. At the losing side forward Chris Patton (208-91, college: Cal-Riverside) responded with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Kieran Murphy (202-92) scored 12 points and 8 rebounds. Five Bendigo Braves and four Kilsyth Cobras players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Bendigo Braves maintains third place in League with 7-7 record having just eleven point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Kilsyth Cobras keep the fifth position with eight games lost. Bendigo Braves will face Tigers (#6) in Melbourne in the next round. Kilsyth Cobras will play on the road against Dandenong Rangers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kilsyth C.: C.Patton 15+5reb+4ast, O.Odigie 14+3reb+3ast, G.Hadley 12, K.Murphy 12+8reb+1ast, J. Ahale 11, D.Schaffert 9+2ast
Bendigo B.: D.Starks 27+3reb+3ast, C.Aiken 25+11reb, A.Doyle 20+3reb+6ast, M.Andronicos 15+11reb+2ast, D.Hansen 11+3reb+1ast, J.Cowling 2+2reb
gschID: 541845


Mt Gambier - Kilsyth C. 82-66

Not a big story in a game in Mt Gambier where 5th ranked Kilsyth Cobras (5-8) were defeated by first ranked Mount Gambier Pioneers (10-1) 82-66 on Friday. Mount Gambier Pioneers outrebounded Kilsyth Cobras 35-23 including a 29-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American forward Daniel Alexander (206-91, college: Grand Canyon, agency: Haylett Sports) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds for the winners and the former international swingman Brad Hill (196-86) chipped in 11 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. At the losing side J Ahale responded with 16 points and guard Gabriel Hadley (190-98) scored 15 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Mount Gambier Pioneers maintains first place in League with 10-1 record. Loser Kilsyth Cobras keep the fifth position with eight games lost. Mount Gambier Pioneers will face Sabres (#4) in Cheltenham in the next round. Kilsyth Cobras will play on the road against Dandenong Rangers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kilsyth C.: J. Ahale 16+4reb+1ast, G.Hadley 15+3reb+1ast, O.Odigie 10+5reb+2ast, K.Murphy 10+5reb+2ast, D.Schaffert 6+1reb+2ast, T.Naqqash 4+4reb+2ast
Mt Gambier: D.Alexander 21+14reb+2ast, T.Daly 18+2reb+5ast, E.Burdon 16+4ast, B.Hill 11+7reb+7ast, L.Jamieson 5+5reb+1ast, J.Madgen 4+5reb+2ast
gschID: 541840


Hobart C. - Nunawading S. 82-87

The game between closely ranked teams ended with first ranked Spectres' (12-2) road victory over their biggest opponent Chargers (8-3) 87-82 on Friday. Forward Andrew Steel (200-91, college: Cal Poly Pomona) stepped up and scored 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winners and Sam McDonald (-84) chipped in 17 points and 4 assists. At the losing side American swingman Robert Heyer (190, college: Boise St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import point guard Chris Whitehead (175-92, college: Bellarmine) scored 14 points and 4 assists. Five Spectres and four Chargers players scored in double figures. Chargers' coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Spectres maintains first place in League with 12-2 record. Loser Chargers keep the second position with three games lost. Spectres will face Geelong Supercats (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Chargers will play against the league's second-placed Ballarat Miners and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hobart C.: R.Heyer 20+10reb+2ast, M.Muo 18+4reb, C.Whitehead 14+4reb+4ast, L.Thomas 11+5reb+2ast, T.Masunda 6+3reb+3ast, F.Gehrich 4+1ast
Nunawading S.: A.Steel 20+7reb+1ast, S.McDonald 17+4reb+4ast, S.Conn 16+3reb+6ast, D.Swetalla 14+6reb+1ast, T.Wright 13+7reb+4ast, M.O'Hea 3+3reb
gschID: 546569


BA CoE - Frankston 77-86

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 8th ranked BA CoE's (1-7) home loss to seventh ranked Frankston Blues (3-10) 77-86 on Friday. American forward Alex Francis (198-91, college: Bryant, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) stepped up and scored 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and New Zealand power forward Tohi Smith-Milner (206-95, college: Polk State CC) chipped in 12 points and 9 rebounds. Four Frankston Blues players scored in double figures. At the losing side guard Kyle Zunic (184-99) responded with 23 points and 4 assists and power forward Samson Froling (207-0) scored 11 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. BA CoE's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Frankston Blues maintains seventh place in League with 3-10 record. Loser BA CoE keeps the eighth position with seven games lost. Frankston Blues will face higher ranked Sabres (#4) in Cheltenham in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. BA CoE will play on the road against Canberra Gunners (#7) in Belconnen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
BA CoE: K.Zunic 23+1reb+4ast, S.Froling 11+8reb+4ast, L.Mayen Nai 9+2reb+3ast, A.Mudronja 9+2reb+1ast, D.Grida 6, M. Johns 6+4reb+4ast
Frankston: T.Dyson 19+1ast, A.Francis 18+6reb+2ast, B.Lewis 14+6reb+2ast, T.Smith-Milner 12+9reb+3ast, J.Macaulay 9+1reb+5ast, T.Lloyd 7+4reb+2ast
gschID: 541839


NW Tasmania - Nunawading S. 82-96

No shocking result in a game in Ulverstone where first ranked Spectres (12-2) won against 6th ranked NW Tasmania Thunder (4-8) 96-82 on Saturday. Spectres dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to NW Tasmania Thunder's 38. Sam McDonald (-84) stepped up and scored 30 points and 9 assists for the winners and Thomas Wright chipped in 18 points and 8 rebounds. At the losing side American forward Jeremiah Ingram (201-93, college: N.C.Central) responded with 17 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import point guard Ahmad Starks (175-92, college: Illinois) scored 19 points and 4 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Spectres maintains first place in League with 12-2 record. Loser NW Tasmania Thunder keeps the sixth position with eight games lost. Spectres will face Geelong Supercats (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. NW Tasmania Thunder will play against the league's second-placed Ballarat Miners and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
NW Tasmania: A.Starks 19+3reb+4ast, J.Ingram 17+9reb+3ast, J.Chilcott 16+6reb, D.Sepokas 11+6reb+2ast, C.Pal 8+5reb, B.Armstrong 6+2ast
Nunawading S.: S.McDonald 30+2reb+9ast, S.Conn 19+9reb, T.Wright 18+8reb+3ast, D.King-Hawea 13+5reb+1ast, A.Steel 7+4reb+1ast, C. Hronopoulos 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 546572


Dandenong R. - Sandringham S. 83-84

Important game to mention about took place in Dandenong. Fifth ranked Sabres (5-6) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging 4th placed Dandenong Rangers (7-6) 84-83 in the game for the fourth place. Strangely Dandenong Rangers outrebounded Sabres 41-29 including a 17-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. American forward Jerry Evans (203-90, college: Nevada) nailed 20 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side and the former international guard Igor Hadziomerovic (193-92, college: Boise St.) accounted for 14 points and 4 assists. American forward Brennan McElroy (201-91, college: Indianapolis) came up with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 14 rebounds and the other American import swingman Chauncey Orr (193-93, college: Hawaii Pacific) added 18 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Dandenong Rangers in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Dandenong Rangers' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Sabres moved-up to fourth place in League which they share with defeated Dandenong Rangers. Dandenong Rangers at the other side keep the fourth position with six games lost. Sabres will play against Frankston Blues (#7) in Seaford in the next round. Dandenong Rangers will play on the road against Tigers in Melbourne and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Dandenong R.: C.Orr 18+8reb+3ast, B.McElroy 15+14reb+3ast, T.Lang 15+9reb+1ast, L.Barker 10+1reb+9ast, M.Riggs 7+3ast, L.Gibcus 7+2reb+3ast
Sandringham S.: J.Evans 20+8reb+2ast, I.Hadziomerovic 14+3reb+4ast, J.Batish 13+2reb+3ast, E.O'Day 10+8reb+1ast, A.Macdonald 10+3reb+1ast, N.Crosswell 9+1reb+7ast
gschID: 546570


Geelong S. - NW Tasmania 87-92

There was an upset when much higher ranked Geelong Supercats (8-4) were defeated at home by sixth ranked NW Tasmania Thunder (4-8) 92-87 on Friday. NW Tasmania Thunder shot 26 for 37 from the free-throw line, while Geelong Supercats only scored eight points from the stripe. Geelong Supercats were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Daniel Sepokas (190-90, college: Lees-McRae) stepped up and scored 17 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners and power forward Chudier Pal (205-91, college: NC-Asheville) chipped in 13 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocks. Five NW Tasmania Thunder players scored in double figures. At the losing side the former international swingman Nathan Herbert (192-84) responded with 23 points and American guard Demarcus Gatlin (193, college: Sam Houston St.) scored 15 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. NW Tasmania Thunder maintains sixth place in League with 4-8 record. Loser Geelong Supercats dropped to the third position with four games lost. NW Tasmania Thunder will face league's second-placed Ballarat Miners in Wendouree in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Geelong Supercats will play on the road against Kilsyth Cobras and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Geelong S.: N.Herbert 23+3reb+2ast, D.Gatlin 15+7reb+6ast, M.Hicks 12+5reb+1ast, A.Cannan 9+4reb+4ast, J.Medved 9+1ast, L.McInerney 8+8reb+2ast
NW Tasmania: J.Ingram 18+6reb+2ast, D.Sepokas 17+9reb+6ast, J.Chilcott 15+1reb, B.Simpson 14+9reb+2ast, C.Pal 13+14reb+1ast, B.Armstrong 9+2reb+1ast
gschID: 541841


Waratah
Hornsby S. - Newcastle H. 89-78

Very predictable result in Hornsby where second ranked Spiders (9-4) defeated 10th ranked Newcastle Hunters (2-10) 89-78 on Saturday. Spiders looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Spiders made 7 blocks. Daniel Moser stepped up and scored 25 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and Kulvir Grewal chipped in 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Five Spiders players scored in double figures. At the losing side Jacob Foy responded with 21 points and 7 rebounds and American swingman Dane Suttle (198-89, college: Pepperdine) scored 20 points and 6 rebounds. Spiders maintains second place in League with 9-4 record having just twelve point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Newcastle Hunters keep the tenth position with ten games lost. Spiders will face Bankstown Bruins (#3) in Condell Park in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Newcastle Hunters will play at home against Hills Hornets (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Newcastle H.: J.Foy 21+7reb+3ast, D.Suttle 20+6reb+3ast, J.Rauch 11+6reb, J.Rauch 9+2reb, B.Hawkesley 5+6reb+3ast, J.Dorricott 4+3reb+4ast
Hornsby S.: D.Moser 25+8reb+3ast, K.Grewal 20+6reb+5ast, J.Chapman 17+7reb+5ast, D.Emery 10+5reb+4ast, N.Cleur 10+6reb+5ast, K.Brefo 4+4reb+2ast
gschID: 539487


Sutherland S. - Cent.Coast C. 95-102

Not a big story in a game when 11th ranked Sutherland Sharks (1-11) were defeated at home by eighth ranked Crusaders (6-6) 102-95 on Saturday. Crusaders made 30-of-35 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. Sutherland Sharks were plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Mitchell Rueter (198, college: Cent.Arkansas) stepped up and scored 27 points and 7 rebounds for the winners and forward Callum Jenkins chipped in 26 points and 6 rebounds. At the losing side Bailey Musulin responded with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals and American Isaac Turner (191-92, college: St.Vincent) scored 30 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Sutherland Sharks' coach let to play eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Crusaders moved-up to seventh place in League. Loser Sutherland Sharks keep the eleventh position with 11 games lost. Crusaders will face higher ranked Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (#4) in Narrabeen in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Sutherland Sharks will play on the road against Norths Soul Sports Bears (#6) in Crows Nest and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Sutherland S.: I.Turner 30+2reb+2ast, B.Musulin 28+12reb+6ast, G.Gerlach 12+12reb+1ast, R.Simonovski 11+11reb, J.Wilson 9+5reb+3ast, J.Biber 3+3reb
Cent.Coast C.: M.Rueter 27+7reb+3ast, C.Jenkins 26+6reb, J.Trustum 13+2reb+2ast, S.Mackay 10+11reb+3ast, T.Akamarmoi 10+6reb+1ast, M.Bateup 9+7reb+1ast
gschID: 539490


Hills H. - Norths Bears 75-100

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in Baulkham Hills where seventh ranked Norths Soul Sports Bears (6-5) outscored 6th ranked Hills Hornets (6-7) 100-75 on Saturday. Norths Soul Sports Bears looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. Forward Dan Trist (206-92, college: Lafayette) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds for the winners and Brennan Rymer chipped in 21 points and 9 assists (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field). At the losing side naturalized Croatian power forward Goran Veg (205) responded with 15 points and 6 rebounds and naturalized British forward Paul Brotherson (198-89, college: Metro St.) scored 10 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Norths Soul Sports Bears and five Hills Hornets players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Norths Soul Sports Bears moved-up to sixth place in League. Loser Hills Hornets dropped to the eighth position with seven games lost. Norths Soul Sports Bears will face Hawks (#9) in the next round. Hills Hornets will play against Newcastle Hunters in Broadmeadow and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hills H.: G.Veg 15+6reb+1ast, M.Brown 14+5reb, E.Duselis 12+4reb+3ast, P.Brotherson 10+7reb+5ast, B.Graham 10+2reb, D.Hayman 6+2reb+3ast
Norths Bears: B.Rymer 21+3reb+9ast, D.Trist 18+13reb+3ast, J.Garlepp 18+4reb+4ast, E.Dorbek 12+3reb+3ast, S.Albert 9+1reb+1ast, L.Smith-Hyde 8+3reb+3ast
gschID: 539491


Illawarra H. - Manly Warr. 59-76

There was no surprise when 9th ranked Hawks (4-7) were defeated at home by fifth ranked Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (7-5) 76-59 on Saturday. Hawks were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Cooper Wilks stepped up and scored 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and naturalized Polish swingman Stefan Blaszczynski (196-84, college: Nicholls St.) chipped in 8 points and 12 rebounds. Four Manly Warringah Sea Eagles players scored in double figures. At the losing side Jarrod Sorenson responded with 4 points and 12 rebounds and guard Alexander Beagley scored 9 points and 9 rebounds. Hawks' coach let to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles moved-up to fourth place in League. Loser Hawks keep the ninth position with seven games lost. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles will face Crusaders (#7) in Terrigal in the next round. Hawks will play at home against Norths Soul Sports Bears and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Illawarra H.: K.Ward 15+1reb, S.Hunter 10+4reb, A.Beagley 9+9reb+1ast, B.O'Brien 8+1reb, K.Corbyn 4+4reb, J.Sorenson 4+12reb+3ast
Manly Warr.: C.Wilks 15+8reb+1ast, L.Cooper 10+2reb+4ast, A.Bulgin 10+7reb+2ast, K.Painter 10+6reb+1ast, S.Blaszczynski 8+12reb+3ast, C.Bulgin 7+5reb+1ast
gschID: 539488


Maitland M. - Bankstown B. 79-91

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when fourth ranked Bankstown Bruins (7-4) won against on the road 3rd placed Maitland Mustangs (7-5) 91-79 on Saturday. Forward Nic Pozoglou (196, agency: MKP Management) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds for the winners and the former international guard Steven Markovic (190-85) chipped in 24 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. At the losing side American forward Tyler Monroe (201, college: Azusa Pacific) responded with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 19 rebounds and Jack Edwards scored 8 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. Four Maitland Mustangs players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Bankstown Bruins moved-up to third place in League. Loser Maitland Mustangs dropped to the fifth position with five games lost. Bankstown Bruins will face league's second-placed Spiders in Hornsby in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Maitland Mustangs will play at home against the league's leader Sydney City Comets and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Maitland M.: T.Monroe 25+19reb+3ast, D.Millburn 12+4reb, T.Turner 12+3reb+6ast, V.Foketi 11+4reb+3ast, J.Edwards 8+6reb+8ast, J.Clifford 4+3reb+1ast
Bankstown B.: N.Pozoglou 25+12reb+2ast, S.Markovic 24+7reb+7ast, N.Kovacina 10+2reb, G.Barnes 9+1ast, S.Gavrilovic 8+4reb, M.Franco 7+1ast
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  AZERBAIJAN  


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

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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BAHAMAS  


David Nesbitt selected the top Bahamian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

David Nesbitt
David Nesbitt
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward David Nesbitt (200-91, college: St.Thomas, FL, currently plays in Argentina). He was the major contributor in a Olimpico de La Banda's victory against the fifth-ranked Instituto (31-25) 89-81 in the Argentinian LigaA in Wednesday night's game. Nesbitt scored 18 points in 30 minutes on the court. Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda (32-24) is placed fourth in Norte group. This year Nesbitt averages: 9.3ppg, 5.0rpg, 2FGP: 54.3%, 3FGP: 28.8% and FT: 84.1% in 27 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Bahamas senior national team.

Tavario Miller
Tavario Miller
   #2. Second place goes to former international forward Tavario Miller (203-94, college: Texas A&M, currently plays in Mexico). Miller led Pioneros Los Mochis to a 2-point victory against the second-ranked Halcones de Ciudad Obregon (23-11) 108-106 in the Mexican CIBACOPA last Tuesday. He recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 11 rebounds; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Miller's first season in pro basketball. Pioneros de Los Mochis (15-19) is placed seventh in the CIBACOPA. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Miller has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 15.8ppg, 9.5rpg, 2FGP: 52.4% and FT: 66.7%. Miller played for the Bahamas national team in 2015.

Jaraun Burrows
Jaraun Burrows
   #3. The Bahamas player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Jaraun Burrows (203-85, college: IPFW, currently plays in France). He contributed to a Provence Basket's victory against the 15th-ranked Chorale de Roanne (14-20) 79-65 in the French ProB (second division) in Friday night's game. Burrows recorded 8 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and made 4 blocks. FOS Provence Basket (22-12) is placed second in the ProB. Burrows' overall stats this season are: 10.0ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.7apg, 2FGP: 61.4%(35-57) and FT: 74.1%. He is also a member of the Bahamas senior national team.

J.R. Cadot
J.R. Cadot
   #4. Swingman J.R. Cadot (196-87, agency: Dynamics Global Management, college: TCU, currently plays in Spain) could not help Zornotza (17-13) in their last game. Despite Cadot's good performance Zornotza lost 68-73 at home to the lower-ranked (#7) Blancos de Rueda. He had a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting the same number of rebounds in 38 minutes. Cadot has relatively good stats this year: 11.0ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.4apg in 29 games. He is also Bahamas national team player.

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

   #1. Klay Thompson (201-G-90, college: Washington St., currently plays in NBA) contributed to a Golden State Warriors' victory against the San Antonio Spurs (61-21) 129-115 in the NBA on Monday night. He recorded 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 34 minutes. The Golden State Warriors have a very solid 67-15 record this season. It's Thompson's sixth year with the team. Thompson has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 21.3ppg, 3.7rpg and 2.0apg in 90 games he played so far. Thompson has a dual citizenship: Bahamas and American.

   #2. Robert Nortmann (205-F, college: Dalhousie, currently plays in NBLCanada). Nortmann could not help the Island Storm (16-24) to beat the Halifax Hurricanes (27-13). He did not beat the league record on Monday evening. Nortmann scored only 3 points. The Island Storm (#4) was defeated 94-82 on the road by the leading Halifax Hurricanes. It was Island Storm's fifth consecutive loss in a row. This season Nortmann has relatively solid stats: 11.0ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.4apg. He is another player who holds two passports: Bahamas and Canadian.

Other top Bahamas players, who play abroad:

Buddy Hield (193-G-93) plays for Sacramento Kings in the NBA
Zane Knowles (208-C-92) plays for Wilki Morskie in Polish PLK
Jonathan Fairell (201-F-93) plays for SPO Rouen in French ProB
Van Hutchinson (193-G) plays for Niagara College in CCAA
Kevin Cooper (201-F-97) plays for Niagara College in CCAA
Jordan Wilson (193-PF-96) plays for Niagara College in CCAA
Kentwan Smith (203-F-91) plays for BC Nokia in Finnish Korisliiga
Trevon Grant (185-G) plays for Acadia University in Canadian university league CIS
Shamar Burrows (190-G-97) plays for Laurier University in Canadian university league CIS
Azaro Roker (198-F) plays for St. Francis Xavier in Canadian university league CIS

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



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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  


CEZ Nymburk adds Mickelson to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion CEZ Basketball Nymburk (NBL) added to their roster 25-year old American forward Hunter Mickelson (208-111kg-92, college: Kansas). He is not a newcomer in League as he played last season at Turi Svitavy in NBL league in Czech Republic. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Czech Rep. League Honorable Mention in 2017.
Mickelson's college team won Big 12 Tournament in 2016.
Mickelson represented USA at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 8 games: 8.4ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.0spg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 61.2%, FT: 70.0%.
Mickelson graduated from University of Kansas in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.
On Mickelson: Solid defender that has a feel for blocking shots also has a nice shot and can hit the mid-range jumper.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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CEZ Nymburk adds Bohacik to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion CEZ Basketball Nymburk (NBL) added to their roster 25-year old international swingman Jaromir Bohacik (197-90kg-92, agency: Octagon Europe) from USK Praha. In 33 NBL games he was second best scorer with impressive 16.9ppg and had 6.6rpg, 2.7apg and 1.0spg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Czech Rep. League Player of the Year, Domestic Player of the Year and Guard of the Year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Bohacik played in the final of Czech Republic League for four years in a row (between 2011 and 2014).
He has been also a member of Czech Republic international program for some years. Bohacik has regularly played for Czech Republic senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
He also represented Czech Republic at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) five years ago. Bohacik's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 5 games: Score-5 (18.2ppg), 5.0rpg, 1.4apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 58.5%, 3PT: 47.6%, FT: 65.0%.
Bohacik has played previously professionally in Belgium (Leuven Bears) and Czech Republic (SKB Zlin, Prostejov and BK Prostejov B).
The scouts decsribe him following way: Tremendous talent of the '92. Extremely strong and physically gifted. He is a player who can play SF and also PF. He has an excellent estimate of the trajectory of the ball. He plays well on rebounds and steals. Very active player with an excellent shot from the short and long distances.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BELARUS  


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

Eurobasket.com All-Belarusian League 1st Team 2017
Dmitry Kuzmin
Kuzmin
Ivan Aladko
Aladko
Andrei Navoichyk
Navoichyk
Maksim Liutych
Liutych
Maksym Kozlovets
Kozlovets

Finals MVP: Aliaksandr Semianiuk (208-F-93) of Tsmoki-Minsk
Player of the Year: Maksym Kozlovets (205-C-90) of COR-Borisfen
Guard of the Year: Ivan Aladko (193-PG-95) of Vitebsk
Forward of the Year: Andrei Navoichyk (200-F-91) of Grodno-93
Center of the Year: Maksym Kozlovets (205-C-90) of COR-Borisfen
Domestic Player of the Year: Dmitry Kuzmin (196-G-75) of Grodno-93
Bosman Player of the Year: Maksym Kozlovets (205-C-90) of COR-Borisfen
Coach of the Year: Alexandr Guliaev of COR-Borisfen

1st Team
G: Dmitry Kuzmin (196-G-75) of Grodno-93
PG: Ivan Aladko (193-PG-95) of Vitebsk
F: Andrei Navoichyk (200-F-91) of Grodno-93
F: Maksim Liutych (200-F-97) of Tsmoki II
C: Maksym Kozlovets (205-C-90) of COR-Borisfen

2nd Team
G: Maksim Shustov (188-G-86) of Impuls BGUIR
PG: Vytautas Kamarunas (178-PG-89) of COR-Borisfen
G: Kiril Volodkin (190-G-91) of Impuls BGUIR
F: Dmitriy Dmitruk (198-F-81) of Brest
F/C: Anton Vashkevich (203-F/C-94) of Vitebsk

Honorable Mention
Genadziy Zahar (200-SF-92) of Impuls BGUIR
Vitaliy Lebedev (200-F/C-99) of BSEU-GrandPrint
Sergej Vabischevich (191-G-88) of BSEU-GrandPrint
Pavel Suvorov (185-G-95) of Prinemanye
Sergey Tatur (194-G-91) of COR-Borisfen
Yuri Mishukov (205-C-85) of Grodno-93
Victor Ovsepyan (204-F-91) of Vitebsk
Andrei Rogozenko (183-PG-97) of Tsmoki II



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  BELGIUM  

Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Codi MILLER-MCINTYRE
  Leuven
  (190-G-94)
  Avg: 17.2
 1. Miller-M., Leuven17.2 
 2. Clark, Antwerp16.3 
 3. Tofi, Aalstar14.7 
 4. Demps, Mons-Hai.14.2 
 5. Troisfontain., Aalst.14.1 
 6. Tuttle, Limburg .14.1 
 7. Ubel, Brussels14.1 
 8. Channels, Kango.13.9 
 9. Samhan, Leuven13.6 
 10. Ware, Antwerp13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ANDERSON
  Antwerp
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 8
 1. Anderson, Antwerp8.0 
 2. Badji, Kangoeroes7.0 
 3. Ubel, Brussels6.9 
 4. Amis, Aalstar6.9 
 5. Samhan, Leuven6.6 
 6. Ware, Antwerp6.5 
 7. Simmons, Brussels6.2 
 8. Tuttle, Limburg .6.1 
 9. Fields, Liege6.1 
 10. Dowe, Brussels5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Codi MILLER-MCINTYRE
  Leuven
  (190-G-94)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Miller-M., Leuven5.8 
 2. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.6 
 3. Anderson, Limburg .4.9 
 4. Channels, Kango.4.8 
 5. Clark, Antwerp4.5 
 6. Loubry, Brussels4.4 
 7. Marnegrave, Spirou4.1 
 8. Bosco, Mons-Hai.3.9 
 9. Tuttle, Limburg .3.8 
 10. Hertay, Liege3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin PUNTER
  Antwerp
  (188-G-93)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Punter, Antwerp1.9 
 2. Miller-M., Leuven1.9 
 3. Simpson, Liege1.5 
 4. Bowman, Spirou1.5 
 5. Clark, Antwerp1.5 
 6. Tuttle, Limburg .1.4 
 7. Channels, Kango.1.4 
 8. Muya, Brussels1.3 
 9. Billbury, Leuven1.3 
 10. Hertay, Liege1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Bill AMIS
  Aalstar
  (206-PF-87)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Amis, Aalstar1.4 
 2. Fields, Liege0.9 
 3. Boukichou, Oostende0.9 
 4. Fusek, Spirou0.8 
 5. Henry, Kangoeroes0.7 
 6. Bako, Leuven0.7 
 7. Ubel, Brussels0.7 
 8. Olah, Mons-Hainaut0.6 
 9. Samhan, Leuven0.6 
 10. Ware, Antwerp0.5 


Euromillions League Round 3 of Semifinals. Oostende are the first finalists - by Eurobasket News

Antwerp - Brussels 71-74

Brussels snatched a road win over Antwerp to regain the lead in the series. It was a good game for American power forward Brandon Ubel (209-91, college: Nebraska, agency: Pensack Sports) who led his team to a victory with 21 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Lithuanian guard Augustas Peciukevicius (192-91) contributed with 10 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. American guard Jason Clark (188-90, college: Georgetown) answered with 16 points and 7 assists and the other American import guard Mike Smith (198-87, college: E.Tenn.St., agency: Inception Sports) added 14 points in the effort for Antwerp Giants. Five Basic-Fit Brussels and four Antwerp Giants players scored in double figures. Antwerp Giants' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Brussels: B.Ubel 21+3reb+2ast, J.Simmons 13+6reb, T.Bray 11+4reb, A.Peciukevicius 10+6reb+9ast, C.Dowe 10+5reb+3ast, A.Lichodzijewski 5+2reb
Antwerp: J.Clark 16+3reb+7ast, M.Smith 14+3reb+2ast, G.Ware 13+4reb+1ast, K.Punter 11+5reb+2ast, R.Anderson 6+7reb, D.Conger 3+2reb+1ast
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Oostende - Spirou 74-56

Oostende eased past Spirou at home court to complete the sweep of the series. Oostende dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Spirou Charleroi's 30. They outrebounded Spirou Charleroi 35-22 including a 27-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great evening for the former international center Khalid Boukichou (208-92, agency: BeoBasket) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points and 8 rebounds (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field). American guard Corey Walden (188-92, college: E.Kentucky) helped adding 11 points. The best for the losing side was the former international guard Alexandre Libert (194-90, agency: Promotex) with 17 points and 5 rebounds and the former international swingman Loic Schwartz (197-92) scored 5 points and 5 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Oostende: K.Boukichou 22+8reb+2ast, C.Walden 11+2reb+3ast, V.Kesteloot 8+2reb, J.Mwema 7+5reb+1ast, D.Newbill 6+3reb+2ast, J.Salumu 6+1reb
Spirou: A.Libert 17+5reb+3ast, D.Richardson 10+2reb, I.Radenovic 8+3reb+1ast, N.Marnegrave 8+1reb+3ast, A.Kemp 5+2reb, L.Schwartz 5+3reb+5ast
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Devin Sweetney (ex Liege) is a newcomer at Marinos - by Francisco Vega

Marinos de Anzoategui (LPB) added to their roster 30-year old American swingman Devin Sweetney (198-87, college: St.Francis, PA). He moved there from betFIRST Liege Basket in Belgian Euromillions League where he played this season. In 33 games he recorded 13.4ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.2apg. The last season Sweetney played at Spirou Charleroi (Scooore League) in Belgium. In only one game he averaged 8 points and 1 rebound.

He also played earlier that season for Halcones Rojos in Mexican LNBP. In 22 games he had very impressive stats: 17.6ppg, 5.5rpg, 2.5apg and 1.1spg. Sweetney also spent pre-season at the Nuggets in NBA earlier that year.
In 2010 he was drafted by Tulsa 66ers (D-League) as #4 pick overall.

The former St. Francis University (PA) standoutis in his seventh season in pro basketball.

The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Sweetney won Swiss LNA championship title in 2014. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA 3rd Team back in 2014.

Sweetney is quite experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America) in eight different countries. Sweetney has played previously professionally in Canada (Moncton Miracles), Iceland (Hamar), Japan (Akita Happinets), Latvia (Barons Riga), NBA (Denver Nuggets), Switzerland (Neuchatel, Lugano Tigers and Monthey), Dominican Republic (Huracanes del Atlantico) and D-League (Oklahoma City Blue).

The scouts decsribe him following way: Really athletic player who plays longer than his frame...Can play the No. 2 or No. 3 position, but his naturally position is the SG because of his athleticism and strength...Explosive around the basket as he is an excellent leaper...Possesses long arms that make him a tremendous defender...Sweetney based upon his production should be considered an NBA prospect. He has good size and has the ability to play multiple positions. This leads us to believe that Devin can flourish in any professional system offensively or defensively. He is a high IQ guy, versatile, athletic and would be a welcomed addition to any professional organization.
Devin has the ability to take over games. Sweetney provided senior leadership on a youthful Saint Francis squad that entered the year with nine newcomers on its roster. He heads into the Northeast Conference playoffs ranked fifth in the league in scoring (16.7 pg), sixth in rebounding (7.4 rpg), fourth in free throw percentage (.824), and fifth in double-doubles (five). Sweetney is just three rebounds shy of joining Maurice Stokes and Sandy Williams as the only players in program history to reach 1,500 points and 750 rebounds during their collegiate careers. He is 24th on the NEC career rebounding list (747) and has racked up 1,508 career points. Sweetney was a two-time Choice Hotels NEC Player-of-the-Week this season...Devin Sweetney held the important leadership role he obtained in his freshman year. became the 38th person in school history to enter the 1,000 Point Club. finished the season with 1,056 career points. is currently in the position to become one of seven players to score 1,300 career points while pulling down 650 rebounds in program history. ranked in several Northeast Conference Top 10 categories. received the Saint Francis Most Valuable Player Award in 2008-09
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By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BOSNIA  


Milan Milosevic's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Bosnians playing currently abroad: - by Eurobasket Center

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

Milan Milosevic
Milan Milosevic
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Milan Milosevic (203-85, agency: BeoExcell, currently plays in Greece). He led AEK Athens to a victory over the closely-ranked Aris (15-11) 90-74 in the Greek A1 in Sunday night's game. Milosevic was MVP of the game. He had a double-double by scoring 16 points and getting 12 rebounds in 24 minutes on the court. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. AEK Athens (19-7) is placed third in the A1. This year Milosevic averages: 8.9ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 61.8%(55-89), 3FGP: 21.4% and FT: 62.1% in 21 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team.

Ognjen Kuzmic
Ognjen Kuzmic
   #2. Second place goes to former international center Ognjen Kuzmic (213-90, currently plays in Serbia). Kuzmic was the main contributor in a Crvena Zvezda's victory against the closely-ranked FMP (8-4) 77-69 in a derby game in the Serbian KLS last Monday. He was the best player in that game. Kuzmic recorded 16 points. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd (11-1) is placed first in the KLS. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game will be critical. It's Kuzmic's first season with the team. His overall stats this year are: 8.4ppg, 4.6rpg, 2FGP: 65.0%(39-60) and FT: 48.3%. Kuzmic has a dual citizenship: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbian. He played for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team in 2012.

Alex Renfroe
Alex Renfroe
   #3. The Bosnia and Herzegovina player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Alex Renfroe (191-86, agency: BeoBasket, college: Belmont, currently plays in Spain). Renfroe contributed to a FC Barcelona's victory against the closely-ranked Valencia Basket (23-9) 91-79 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Thursday night. He was the top player that evening. Renfroe scored 16 points and grabbed 6 rebounds (was perfect 5-for-5 from the free throw line) in 20 minutes. FC Barcelona Lassa (22-10) is placed sixth in the Liga Endesa. This year Renfroe's overall stats are: 6.0ppg, 2.1rpg, 2.0apg, 2FGP: 53.8%, 3FGP: 38.5% and FT: 84.6% in 23 games. He is a naturalized American. Renfroe is also a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team. Strangely he has never played in Bosnia.

Zack Wright
Zack Wright
   #4. Guard Zack Wright (191-85, college: Central Mo., currently plays in France) helped Monaco win their game against the eighth-ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (19-15) 71-66 in the French ProA in Wednesday night's game. Wright scored 11 points. AS Monaco Basket (30-4) is placed first in the ProA. Wright's total stats this season are: 8.4ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.9apg and 1.1spg. He is a naturalized American. Wright is also Bosnia and Herzegovina national team player. Apparently he has never played in Bosnia.

Adin Vrabac
Adin Vrabac
   #5. International shooting guard Adin Vrabac (204-94, currently plays in Serbia) managed to help BC Partizan NiS Beograd in a victory against the league outsider Spartak (1-11) crushing them 100-80 in the Serbian KLS last Thursday. Vrabac scored 5 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 25 minutes. BC Partizan NiS Beograd (11-1) is placed second in the KLS. It was his team's tenth consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game is very crucial. This year Vrabac's total stats are: 5.8ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.3apg in 12 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbian. Vrabac plays currently for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

Nihad Djedovic
Nihad Djedovic
   #6. Small forward Nihad Djedovic (196-90, also represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Germany) could not help one of league's weakest teams Bayern Muenchen (28-4) in their last game on Thursday. Despite his good performance Bayern Muenchen was defeated 80-76 on the road by the second-ranked Brose Baskets. Djedovic scored 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Djedovic is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Bayern Muenchen's roster. He has averaged so far 9.9ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.5apg. Djedovic is an international player who is currently on the senior Bosnia and Herzegovina National Team roster.

Aleksandar Lazic
Aleksandar Lazic
   #7. U20 international swingman Aleksandar Lazic (201-96, currently plays in Serbia) was not able to help Dynamic BG in their game against Partizan (11-1) in the Serbian KLS. Lazic recorded 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 29 minutes. Dynamic BG lost 83-87 in a derby game to the second-ranked Partizan. It was Dynamic BG's third consecutive loss in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game will be important. Lazic has averaged so far 8.6ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.1apg and 1.2spg in 35 games. He is also Bosnia and Herzegovina U20 national team player.

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

   #1. Domagoj Bosnjak (201-F/G-95, currently plays in Croatia) could not help Cibona (20-6) in their last game. Despite his good performance Cibona was crushed 79-54 in a derby game by the lower-ranked (#6) Cedevita. Bosnjak was the top scorer with 14 points in 35 minutes. Bosnjak has averaged so far 6.8ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.7apg in 35 games he played so far.

   #2. Mirza Begic (216-C-85, currently plays in Croatia) faced previously mentioned Domagoj Bosnjak in the Croatian A1 last game. Begic contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Cibona (20-6) crushing them 79-54 in a derby game. He recorded 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Begic has averaged so far 6.1ppg and 3.6rpg. He has a dual citizenship: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenian.

   #3. Aleksandar Todorovic (206-C/F-87, currently plays in Serbia) contributed to Borac's victory against the league outsider Spartak (1-11) 84-76 in the Serbian KLS on Monday night. Todorovic had a double-double by scoring 10 points and getting 12 rebounds in 34 minutes. KK Borac Mozzart Cacak (4-8) is placed fifth in the KLS. There are only two games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game will be critical. Todorovic has relatively good stats this year: 12.4ppg and 6.4rpg in 38 games.

   #4. Robert Rothbart (217-C-86, agency: Octagon Europe, currently plays in Israel) was not able to help Hapoel Eilat in their game against Maccabi Rishon (17-16) in the Israeli Winner League. He scored 8 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Hapoel Eilat was crushed 97-73 on the road by the lower-ranked Maccabi Rishon (#7). Rothbart has averaged so far 6.1ppg and 3.8rpg. He is another player who holds two passports: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Israeli.

   #5. Experienced Davor Lamesic (205-PF-83, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Austria) was not able to secure a victory for Raiffeisen Wels (16-16) in their game against Redwell Gunners Oberwart (27-5) in the Austrian A Bundesliga. Despite his good performance on Wednesday night Lamesic recorded a double-double by scoring 10 points and getting 13 rebounds. He also added 5 assists. Lamesic has been at the team for nine years. Lamesic has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 17.2ppg, 7.8rpg and 2.9apg. Lamesic has both Bosnia and Herzegovina and Austrian nationalities.

   #6. Stefan Matic (196-SG-91, currently plays in Serbia) couldn't help Spartak in their game against FMP in the Serbian KLS. He scored 8 points in 29 minutes. His team was crushed by 37 points 93-56. Matic has averaged so far 5.5ppg and 1.6rpg in 38 games.

   #7. Mrdan Markovic (205-F/C-83, currently plays in Bulgaria) couldn't help Cherno More in their game against Rilski in the Bulgarian NBL. He scored 8 points. His team was crushed by 32 points 94-62. Markovic has averaged so far 7.3ppg and 3.8rpg.

   #8. Igor Hadziomerovic (193-G-92, college: Boise St., currently plays in Australia) was the major contributor in Sabres' victory against the fourth-ranked Dandenong Rangers 84-83 in the Australian State League (second division) on Saturday night. He recorded 14 points and added 4 assists in 30 minutes. Hadziomerovic has relatively good stats this year: 14.0ppg, 6.7rpg, 2.2apg and 1.4spg in 10 games. He also holds two passports: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Australian.



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  BRAZIL  

Paulista Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Lucas VEZARO
  Joinville
  (188-G-96)
  Avg: 15.4
 1. Vezaro, Joinville15.4 
 2. Sena, Contagem14.5 
 3. Smith, Botafogo.14.4 
 4. Filho, Botafogo.14.3 
 5. Stocks, Blumenau13.2 
 6. de-Azevedo, Santos/M.12.8 
 7. Gaines, Blumenau12.5 
 8. Maistro, Contagem12.3 
 9. Nepomuceno, Santos/M.11.9 
 10. Semmke, Blumenau11.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Durval PRADO
  Brusque
  (200-G/F-92)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Prado, Brusque10.3 
 2. Moreira, Botafogo.7.8 
 3. Silva, Blumenau7.7 
 4. Lazzaris, Blumenau7.4 
 5. Sena, Contagem7.0 
 6. Perez, Botafogo.6.8 
 7. Jeronimo, Joinville6.6 
 8. Silva, Brusque6.0 
 9. Russell, Botafogo.5.9 
 10. de-Azevedo, Santos/M.5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Jamaal SMITH
  Botafogo.
  (175-PG-85)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Smith, Botafogo.4.6 
 2. Romualdo, Contagem4.5 
 3. Froehlich, Joinville3.9 
 4. Stocks, Blumenau3.6 
 5. Perez, Contagem3.5 
 6. Prado, Brusque3.1 
 7. Semmke, Blumenau2.8 
 8. da-Silva, Botafogo.2.7 
 9. Lima, Santos/M.2.5 
 10. Russell, Botafogo.2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Deonta STOCKS
  Blumenau
  (185-G-88)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Stocks, Blumenau3.2 
 2. Maistro, Contagem1.9 
 3. da-Silva, Botafogo.1.8 
 4. Froehlich, Joinville1.7 
 5. Lazzaris, Blumenau1.6 
 6. Perez, Contagem1.5 
 7. Romualdo, Contagem1.4 
 8. Vezaro, Joinville1.4 
 9. Lima, Santos/M.1.3 
 10. Alvim, Contagem1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Rodrigo SILVA
  Brusque
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Silva, Brusque1.1 
 2. Sena, Contagem1.1 
 3. Tiago, Brusque0.8 
 4. Perez, Botafogo.0.8 
 5. Lima, Santos/M.0.7 
 6. Maistro, Contagem0.7 
 7. Silva, Blumenau0.7 
 8. Machado, Santos/M.0.6 
 9. Gaines, Blumenau0.5 
 10. Jeronimo, Joinville0.5 


Liga Ouro Round 12: Blumenau edges Contagem by three points - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in Liga Ouro just ended.

This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of second-best Contagem (14-6) to third ranked Blumenau (12-8) 73-70 on Sunday evening. Blumenau outrebounded Contagem 40-29 including a 34-23 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American guard Deonta Stocks (185-88, college: W.Georgia) who scored 23 points, 8 rebounds, 9 assists and 8 steals. Power forward Diego Silva (206-90) chipped in 11 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Thiago Perez (191-82) who recorded 25 points. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Blumenau maintains third position with 12-8 record having just three points less than leader Botafogo F.R. Contagem at the other side keeps the second place with six games lost.
Second ranked Contagem faced one of their biggest challengers Blumenau. Host Contagem (14-6) defeated guests from (12-8) 70-65. It was a good game for guard Thiago Perez (191-82) who led his team to a victory with 11 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Eric Romualdo contributed with 13 points and 4 assists for the winners. Contagem's coach Leo Alves allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Forward Bruno Lazzaris (202-90) replied with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds for Blumenau. Contagem maintains second position with 14-6 record behind leader Botafogo F.R. Blumenau at the other side keeps the third place with eight games lost.

Contagem - Blumenau 70-65

Second ranked Contagem faced one of their biggest challengers Blumenau. Host Contagem (14-6) defeated guests from (12-8) 70-65. It was a good game for guard Thiago Perez (191-82) who led his team to a victory with 11 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Point guard Eric Romualdo (185-83) contributed with 13 points and 4 assists for the winners. Four Contagem players scored in double figures. Contagem's coach Leo Alves allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Forward Bruno Lazzaris (202-90) replied with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds and power forward Diego Silva (206-90) added 11 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Blumenau. Contagem maintains second position with 14-6 record behind leader Botafogo F.R. Blumenau at the other side keeps the third place with eight games lost.
Top scorers:
Contagem: E.Oliveira 14+6reb, E.Romualdo 13+4reb+4ast, V.De Gusmao 11+4reb+3ast, T.Perez 11+7reb+5ast, R.Maistro 9+5reb+2ast, W.Sena 6+3reb+1ast
Blumenau: B.Lazzaris 15+10reb+2ast, L.Semmke 12+1reb, D.Silva 11+7reb+2ast, G.De Oliveira 10+3reb+1ast, T.Gaines 9+6reb+2ast, D.Stocks 6+6reb+8ast
gschID: 538651


Contagem - Blumenau 70-73

This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of second-best Contagem (14-6) to third ranked Blumenau (12-8) 73-70 on Sunday evening. Blumenau outrebounded Contagem 40-29 including a 34-23 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American guard Deonta Stocks (185-88, college: W.Georgia) who scored 23 points, 8 rebounds, 9 assists and 8 steals. Power forward Diego Silva (206-90) chipped in 11 points and 8 rebounds. Four Blumenau players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Thiago Perez (191-82) who recorded 25 points and forward Fernando Alvim (201-80) added 17 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Blumenau maintains third position with 12-8 record having just three points less than leader Botafogo F.R. Contagem at the other side keeps the second place with six games lost.
Top scorers:
Blumenau: D.Stocks 23+8reb+9ast, L.Semmke 11+6reb+1ast, D.Silva 11+8reb+3ast, B.Lazzaris 10+8reb+1ast, T.Gaines 5+3reb, L.Henrique Moreira 5+1ast
Contagem: T.Perez 25+4reb, F.Alvim 17+6reb+1ast, W.Sena 9+3reb, R.Maistro 7+7reb+3ast, A.Alves 5+2reb, E.Romualdo 4+2reb+9ast
gschID: 538653





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

American Deonta Stocks (185-G-88) put on an amazing game in the last round for Blumenau and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Liga Ouro Player of the Week award for round 12.
The 28-year old guard had the game-high 23 points adding eight rebounds and nine assists for Blumenau in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Contagem (#2, 14-6) 73-70. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Blumenau maintains the 3rd position in Brazilian Liga Ouro. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Blumenau will need more victories to improve their 12-8 record. In the team's last game Stocks had a remarkable 70.0% 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 (5th best: 13.2ppg), assists (4th best: 3.6apg) and averages solid 3.2spg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was another Blumenau's star - 26-year old forward Bruno Lazzaris (202-F-90). Lazzaris impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Blumenau lost that game 65-70 to slightly higher-ranked Contagem (#2, 14-6). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Blumenau still maintains its place in the top 3 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 12-8 record is not bad at all. Lazzaris is one of the most experienced players at Blumenau and similarly like Deonta Stocks has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was Fernando Alvim (201-F-80) of second-ranked Contagem. Alvim scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds. Despite Alvim's great performance Contagem lost 70-73 to #3 ranked Blumenau. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Contagem needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 14 victories and 6 lost games. Alvim has a very solid season. In 12 games in Brazil he scored 10.8ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Diego Silva (206-C/F-90) of Blumenau - 11 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Everton Oliveira (203-F-93) of Contagem - 14 points and 6 rebounds
6. Eric Romualdo (185-PG-83) of Contagem - 13 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Rodrigo Maistro (200-SF-87) of Contagem - 7 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Tarvin Gaines (198-SF-91) of Blumenau - 9 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Thiago Perez (191-G-82) of Contagem - 25 points and 4 rebounds
10. Luiz Semmke (197-SF-92) of Blumenau - 11 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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  BULGARIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 20
 1. Semple, Akademik.20.0 
 2. Ivanov, Levski19.6 
 3. Shelton, Rilski19.0 
 4. Smith, Akademik PL18.2 
 5. Petkov, Yambol17.5 
 6. Marincheshki, Spartak .17.2 
 7. Sekulovic, Balkan16.8 
 8. Savic, Spartak .16.3 
 9. Bozov, Rilski16.2 
 10. Bruinsma, Rilski16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 12
 1. Semple, Akademik.12.0 
 2. Shelton, Rilski10.4 
 3. Marincheshki, Spartak .9.4 
 4. Sekulovic, Balkan9.0 
 5. Zack, Lukoil Acad.8.8 
 6. Savic, Spartak .8.5 
 7. Bruinsma, Rilski8.2 
 8. Varbanov, Yambol8.1 
 9. Jones, Beroe7.7 
 10. Daniels, Balkan7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Oscar BELLFIELD
  Akademik.
  (187-PG-90)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Bellfield, Akademik.6.8 
 2. Karamfilov, Cherno M.6.3 
 3. Gruev, Spartak .5.5 
 4. Hott, Balkan5.4 
 5. Dudev, Spartak .5.3 
 6. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.5.2 
 7. Parker, Rilski4.8 
 8. Marinov, Balkan4.5 
 9. Hadjirusev, Levski4.3 
 10. Bozov, Rilski4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Semple, Akademik.2.2 
 2. Bellfield, Akademik.2.1 
 3. Karamfilov, Cherno M.2.0 
 4. Parker, Rilski1.9 
 5. Marinov, Balkan1.8 
 6. Gibson, Beroe1.8 
 7. Zahariev, Lukoil A.1.8 
 8. Jones, Beroe1.8 
 9. Hott, Balkan1.5 
 10. Avramov, Lukoil A.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Semple, Akademik.2.0 
 2. Jones, Beroe1.5 
 3. Varbanov, Yambol1.0 
 4. Korniyenko, Lukoil A.1.0 
 5. Doychinov, Levski0.8 
 6. Savic, Spartak .0.7 
 7. Zack, Lukoil Acad.0.7 
 8. Petkov, Yambol0.7 
 9. Daniels, Balkan0.6 
 10. Marincheshki, Spartak .0.6 


Lukoil Academic defend NBL title - by Eurobasket News

Beroe - Lukoil Acad. 76-83

Lukoil Academic repeated as NBL champions. They stole road win in Game 4 of the championship series versus Beroe to clinch the trophy. Beroe trailed by 16 points after 3 quarters before a 24-15 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 76-83 at the end of the game. Lukoil Acad. shot the lights out from three sinking 16 long-distance shots on high 53.3 percentage. American-Cameroonian point guard Danny Gibson (177-84, college: S.Indiana) fired 30 points for the winners. The former international point guard Asen Velikov (187-86) chipped in 9 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. American guard Brandis Raley-Ross (191-87, college: S.Carolina) produced 21 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and the former international Tihomir Zhelev (193-90) added 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists (perfect from downtown making all five shots) respectively for lost side. Four Beroe players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Beroe: B.Raley-Ross 21+6reb+6ast, T.Zhelev 16+9reb+4ast, A.Jones 15+5reb+3ast, S.Gibson 10+9reb, O.Gudul 8+2reb+2ast, P.Aleksiev 2
Lukoil Acad.: D.Gibson 30+1reb+3ast, A.Beane 16+2reb+2ast, A.Velikov 9+7reb+4ast, D.Dimitrov 8+3reb, M.Korniyenko 8+4reb, P.Ivanov 6+3reb+3ast
gschID: 547610





Danny Gibson is the MVP of the NBL Final series - by Valentin Anguelov

Lukoil Academic point guard Danny Gibson (177-PG-84, college: S.Indiana) was selected as the MVP during the NBL final playoff series. The basketball player played very well during the playoffs, and in the last match against Beroe he scored 30 points.

"I feel great. I am very happy about my team, the coaches, the management, the president, and everyone. I came to Lukoil to win the title and our goal was achieved. This is the first championship to win in my career. I am very happy, the feeling is incredible. It was a very hard game and Im proud of my teammates, "Gibson told the Bulgarian National Television.

However, he is still unclear whether he will stay at Lukoil Academic for the next season. "I will go home, talk to my family and the management of the club and see what happens."



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

Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Bulgarians who are currently playing 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 France). He led Monaco to a victory over the eighth-ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (19-15) 71-66 in the French ProA in Wednesday night's game. Bost was MVP of the game. He scored 16 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in a mere 18 minutes on the court. AS Monaco Basket (30-4) is placed first in the ProA. It's Bost's first season with the team. Bost has relatively good stats this year: 12.9ppg, 3.1rpg, 5.3apg, 1.1spg, 3FGP: 34.3% and FT: 79.5% in 37 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 was the major contributor in a FC Barcelona's victory against the closely-ranked Valencia Basket (23-9) 91-79 in the Spanish Liga Endesa last Thursday. He scored 13 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. FC Barcelona Lassa (22-10) is placed sixth in the Liga Endesa. This season Vezenkov averages: 8.7ppg, 3.1rpg, 2FGP: 69.4%(75-108), 3FGP: 35.6% and FT: 84.3%. 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.

Earl Rowland
Earl Rowland
   #3. The Bulgarian player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced former international point guard Earl Rowland (188-83, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in VTB United League). Rowland could not help Khimki (19-5) in their last game. Despite his good performance the third-placed Khimki (19-5) was edged 92-89 on the road by the second-ranked Zenit in the group A of VTB United League. Rowland scored 14 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 32 minutes. This year Rowland has relatively solid stats: 11.6ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.8apg, 2FGP: 49.5%, 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 79.8% in 28 games. He is a naturalized American. Rowland played for the Bulgarian national team six years ago. Apparently he has never played in Bulgaria.

Hristo Nikolov
Hristo Nikolov
   #4. Power forward Hristo Nikolov (200-85, agency: 011 Sports, currently plays in Poland) contributed to a BM Slam Stal's victory against the closely-ranked Stelmet (23-9) 92-78 in the Polish PLK last Wednesday. He scored 11 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 20 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. BM Slam Stal Ostrow Wlkp. (21-11) is placed third in the PLK. This year Nikolov's overall stats are: 9.0ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.1apg in 38 games. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team back in 2014.

Kaloyan Ivanov
Kaloyan Ivanov
   #5. Former international power forward Kaloyan Ivanov (205-86, also represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Turkey) was not able to help Tofas in their game against Fenerbahce (28-2) in the Turkish BSL. Ivanov recorded only 4 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Tofas was badly defeated 92-76 in Istanbul by the leading Fenerbahce. Ivanov has reliable stats this season: 10.3ppg, 4.3rpg and 2.1apg. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team four years ago.

Pavel Marinov
Pavel Marinov
   #6. Small forward Pavel Marinov (199-88, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in France) was not able to secure a victory for Lille Metropole (21-13) in their game against ALM Evreux (18-16) in the French ProB (second division), despite his very good performance in Friday night's game. Marinov was the second best scorer with 19 points. He also added 6 assists in 34 minutes. But Lille Metropole lost 78-82 in Evreux to the lower-ranked (#8) ALM Evreux. Marinov has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 17.0ppg, 3.9rpg, 4.1apg and 1.1spg in eight games. Marinov is a former international player as he played for the Bulgarian senior team three years ago.

Yordan Minchev
Yordan Minchev
   #7. U18 international forward Yordan Minchev (202-98, currently plays in Serbia) couldn't help Vrsac (14-8) in their game against Crvena Zvezda (11-1) in the Serbian KLS. He scored only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Vrsac was crushed 80-55 in Beograd by the leading Crvena Zvezda. They ended the series of four consecutive victories. There are only two games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game will be critical. Minchev's total stats this season are: 4.3ppg and 2.6rpg. He is also Bulgarian U18 national team player.

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

   #1. Experienced Willie Deane (188-PG-80, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Purdue, currently plays in Latvia) could not help Ventspils (27-5) in their last game on Thursday. Despite Deane's good performance the league leader Ventspils was defeated 78-69 on the road by the lower-ranked VEF Riga (#6). He recorded 11 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Deane's overall stats this season are: 9.5ppg, 2.0rpg, 3.9apg and 1.2spg. He is a naturalized American. Deane used to play for PBC Lukoil Akademik Sophia in Bulgarian league.

Other top Bulgarian players, who play abroad:

Pero Antic (211-F/C-82) plays for Fenerbahce in Turkish BSL
Darius Adams (188-PG-89) plays for Xinjiang Flying Tige in Chinese CBA
Aleksandar Yanev Georgiev (203-F-90) plays for KK Zadar in Croatian A1
Branko Mirkovic (190-G-82) plays for Kalev/Cramo in Estonian Alexela KML
Cedric Simmons (206-F/C-86) plays for Kalev/Cramo in Estonian Alexela KML
Filip Videnov (196-SF-80) plays for Arak in Iranian Superleague
Earl Calloway (191-G-83) plays for Istanbul BBSK in Turkish BSL
Dejan Ivanov (205-F/C-86) plays for Yesilgiresun Bld in Turkish BSL

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



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  CHILE  


Marcelo Perez claims Chilean Libcentro Pro weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Talented Marcelo Perez (193-G-99) had a very impressive game in the last round for league's second-best Liceo Curico and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Libcentro Pro Player of the Week award for round 5.
The 17-year old guard had the game-high 23 points adding seven rebounds and two assists for Liceo Curico in his team's victory, helping them to crush, the league's bottom-ranked team Sergio Ceppi (#8, 0-5) with 25-point margin 83-58. Liceo Curico is placed at 2nd position in Chilean Libcentro Pro. They are still close to the very top. Liceo Curico would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 4-1 record. In the team's last game Perez had a remarkable 61.5% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Liceo Curico, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Perez has impressive league stats. He is league's best scorer averaging so far 20.2ppg. Perez is in league's top in rebounds (6th best: 9.2rpg), assists (7th best: 2.6apg) and averages solid 3.4spg and 50.8% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 23-year old guard Paulo Andrade (174-G-93) of Arturo Prat. Andrade impressed basketball fans with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists. It was enough for Arturo Prat to edge the higher-ranked Puente Alto (#1, 4-1) by 5 points 68-63. Despite this victory Arturo Prat slide down in the standings to 6th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 2-3 record. Andrade is one of the most experienced players at Arturo Prat and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.2ppg (#2). He also registered 6.4 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was Marko Castro (192-F-88) of Aleman (#5). Castro scored 18 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Aleman, leading his team to a 70-68 win against slightly lower-ranked Stadio Italiano (#7, 1-4). The chances of Aleman ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 3 games, recording just two victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Castro could help Aleman to bring them higher in the standings. Castro has a great season in Chile. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 9.8rpg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Elias Donoso (86) of Sergio Ceppi - 15 points and 11 rebounds
5. Boris Guerra (87) of Arturo Prat - 20 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Francisco Garrido (88) of Aleman - 9 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Camilo Bustamante (187-F-89) of Sportiva Italiana - 13 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Francisco Pena (187-G/F-89) of Puente Alto - 14 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Mohunir Zerene (187-F-94) of Liceo Curico - 21 points
10. Francoise Diaz (87) of Sportiva Italiana - 17 points, 4 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)



Libcentro Pro Round 5: Arturo Prat hands first defeat to Puente Alto - by Eurobasket News

Undefeated Puente Alto (4-1) recorded its first loss in San Felipe on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by fifth ranked Arturo Prat (2-3) 68-63. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Puente Alto. Arturo Prat forced 20 Puente Alto turnovers. 33 personal fouls committed by Puente Alto helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Boris Guerra (-87) who scored 20 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Paulo Andrade (174-93) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds. Swingman Francisco Pena (187-89) produced 14 points and 6 rebounds for the guests. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Arturo Prat maintains fifth place with 2-3 record, which they share with Aleman. Puente Alto at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. They share it with Sportiva Italiana and Liceo Curico. Arturo Prat is looking forward to face bottom-ranked Sergio Ceppi (#8) in the next round. Puente Alto will play against Aleman (#5) and is hoping to win this game.
Another exciting game was between third ranked Sportiva Italiana and 4th placed Brisas where Sportiva Italiana (4-1) beat Brisas (3-2) on the road 79-74. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Forward Camilo Bustamante (187-89) orchestrated the victory by scoring 13 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Francoise Diaz contributed with 17 points for the winners. Sportiva Italiana's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Guard Felipe Oyarzun (187-89) answered with 15 points and 8 rebounds for Brisas. Sportiva Italiana keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Puente Alto and Liceo Curico. Brisas at the other side keep the fourth place with two games lost. Sportiva Italiana will play against league's second-placed Liceo Curico in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Brisas will play against Stadio Italiano in Santiago and hope to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Puerto Varas between Aleman and Stadio Italiano. Sixth ranked Aleman (2-3) got a very close home victory over 7th ranked Stadio Italiano (1-4). Aleman managed to escape with a 2-point win 70-68 on Saturday evening. Marko Castro stepped up with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Aleman's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. N Alba responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds. Aleman moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Arturo Prat. Stadio Italiano lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with four games lost. Aleman will meet league's leader Puente Alto on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Stadio Italiano will play against Brisas (#4) and hope to win that game.
Third ranked Liceo Curico blasted bottom-ranked Sergio Ceppi (0-5) in 83-58. Sergio Ceppi is still unable to win any game. Marcelo Perez nailed 23 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. Liceo Curico's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Liceo Curico have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Puente Alto and Sportiva Italiana. Sergio Ceppi at the other side still closes the standings with five games lost. Liceo Curico's next round opponent will be Sportiva Italiana (#3) in Valparaiso, which may be the game of the day. Sergio Ceppi will play at home against Arturo Prat (#6) and hopes to get finally their first victory.

Liceo Curico - Sergio Ceppi 83-58

Third ranked Liceo Curico blasted bottom-ranked Sergio Ceppi (0-5) in 83-58. Sergio Ceppi is still unable to win any game. Liceo Curico dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Sergio Ceppi's 24. Liceo Curico forced 28 Sergio Ceppi turnovers. Guard Marcelo Perez (193-99) nailed 23 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side and the former international forward Mohunir Zerene (187-94) accounted for 21 points and 4 steals. Liceo Curico's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Elias Donoso (-86) came up with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds and Javier Sotelo (-94) added 14 points respectively for Sergio Ceppi in the defeat. Liceo Curico have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Puente Alto and Sportiva Italiana. Sergio Ceppi at the other side still closes the standings with five games lost. Liceo Curico's next round opponent will be Sportiva Italiana (#3) in Valparaiso, which may be the game of the day. Sergio Ceppi will play at home against Arturo Prat (#6) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Liceo Curico: M.Perez 23+7reb+2ast, M.Zerene 21, G.Contreras 10+9reb+2ast, B.Acuna 7+3reb+6ast, S.Chialva 6+1reb, M.Rebolledo 4+5reb+1ast
Sergio Ceppi: E.Donoso 15+11reb, J.Sotelo 14+4reb, J.Cabrera 8+8reb+2ast, D.Andrade 6+1reb+2ast, C.Silva 6+2reb+2ast, N.Rodriguez 6+5reb
gschID: 544558


Arturo Prat - Puente Alto 68-63

Undefeated Puente Alto (4-1) recorded its first loss in San Felipe on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by fifth ranked Arturo Prat (2-3) 68-63. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Puente Alto. Arturo Prat forced 20 Puente Alto turnovers. 33 personal fouls committed by Puente Alto helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Boris Guerra (-87) who scored 20 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Paulo Andrade (174-93) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds. Swingman Francisco Pena (187-89) produced 14 points and 6 rebounds and Exequiel Munoz added 11 points respectively for the guests. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Arturo Prat maintains fifth place with 2-3 record, which they share with Aleman. Puente Alto at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. They share it with Sportiva Italiana and Liceo Curico. Arturo Prat is looking forward to face bottom-ranked Sergio Ceppi (#8) in the next round. Puente Alto will play against Aleman (#5) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Arturo Prat: B.Guerra 20+7reb+3ast, P.Andrade 16+6reb+2ast, R.Galvez 8+6reb, F.Ortega 8+6reb, M.Santander 6+10reb, R.Rojas 4+1reb+1ast
Puente Alto: F.Pena 14+6reb+2ast, E.Munoz 11+4reb, D.Valenzuela 8+2reb, S.Silva 8+3reb+1ast, J.Ignacio Collao 6+4reb+4ast, A.Guzman 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 544556


Aleman - Stadio Italiano 70-68

A very close game took place in Puerto Varas between Aleman and Stadio Italiano. Sixth ranked Aleman (2-3) got a very close home victory over 7th ranked Stadio Italiano (1-4). Aleman managed to escape with a 2-point win 70-68 on Saturday evening. The hosts trailed by 11 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 2 points. Aleman looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Forward Marko Castro (192-88) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds for the winners and Francisco Garrido (-88) chipped in 9 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists. Aleman's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. N Alba responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds and Argentinian Juan-Martin Cardenas (-91) scored 17 points and 8 assists. Aleman moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Arturo Prat. Stadio Italiano lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with four games lost. Aleman will meet league's leader Puente Alto on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Stadio Italiano will play against Brisas (#4) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Aleman: M.Castro 18+13reb+3ast, M.Villagran 17+3reb+3ast, S.Leefhelm 10+4reb+3ast, R.Caceres 9+7reb+4ast, F.Garrido 9+13reb+6ast, H.Arriagada 3+3reb+1ast
Stadio Italiano: N.Alba 18+12reb+2ast, J.Martin Cardenas 17+4reb+8ast, M.Avello 15+2reb, P.Simonetti 8+8reb+4ast, S.Alvarez 4+3reb, J.Ulloa 4+2reb+3ast
gschID: 544557


Brisas - Sportiva Italiana 74-79

Another exciting game was between third ranked Sportiva Italiana and 4th placed Brisas where Sportiva Italiana (4-1) beat Brisas (3-2) on the road 79-74. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The guests were already 12 points ahead at halftime and as many as 18 after three quarters before a 25-12 last quarter charge of Brisas cut the lead to 79-74 at the end of the game. Forward Camilo Bustamante (187-89) orchestrated the victory by scoring 13 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Francoise Diaz (-87) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Sportiva Italiana's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Guard Felipe Oyarzun (187-89) answered with 15 points and 8 rebounds and forward Ruben Molina (192-88) added 14 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Brisas. Four Brisas players scored in double figures. Sportiva Italiana keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Puente Alto and Liceo Curico. Brisas at the other side keep the fourth place with two games lost. Sportiva Italiana will play against league's second-placed Liceo Curico in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Brisas will play against Stadio Italiano in Santiago and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Sportiva Italiana: F.Diaz 17+4reb+2ast, C.Bustamante 13+5reb+6ast, R.Cotroneo 12+2reb, B.Toledo 8+2reb+4ast, C.Culun 8+4reb, M.Lubiano 6+1reb
Brisas: F.Oyarzun 15+8reb+3ast, R.Molina 14+9reb+3ast, S.Frings 14+6reb+2ast, C.Ramirez 11+3reb+2ast, A.Jara 10+1ast, S.Fuentes 4+6reb+2ast
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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Karl MOORE
  Aguilas
  (203-PF-87)
  Avg: 29.3
 1. Moore, Aguilas29.3 
 2. Ortiz, Fast Break28.0 
 3. Roberson, Condores22.5 
 4. Almanza, Condores21.8 
 5. Balbuena, Academia21.5 
 6. Demond, Condores19.5 
 7. Hardy, Cimarrones18.0 
 8. Coombs, Sabios17.3 
 9. Uhegwu, Fast Break16.0 
 10. Smith, Sabios15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karl MOORE
  Aguilas
  (203-PF-87)
  Avg: 14.8
 1. Moore, Aguilas14.8 
 2. Hernandez, Cimar.13.0 
 3. Ortiz, Fast Break13.0 
 4. Romero, Piratas11.8 
 5. Quinones, Academia11.0 
 6. Almanza, Condores10.0 
 7. Sneed, Fast Break9.0 
 8. Sandidge, Aguilas8.5 
 9. Egwuonwu, Bucaros8.0 
 10. Carraway, Cimar.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Julio VELANDIA
  Aguilas
  (188-G-90)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Velandia, Aguilas6.5 
 2. Demond, Condores5.0 
 3. Smith, Sabios4.8 
 4. Murray, Academia3.5 
 5. Thomas, Piratas3.5 
 6. Alford, Bucaros3.5 
 7. Coombs, Sabios3.5 
 8. McCoy, Condores3.5 
 9. Ortiz, Fast Break3.5 
 10. Hardy, Cimarrones3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Lamar DEMOND
  Condores
  (--85)
  Avg: 4
 1. Demond, Condores4.0 
 2. Bivins, Aguilas3.3 
 3. Renteria, Cimar.3.0 
 4. Romero, Piratas2.3 
 5. Moreno, Cimarrones2.0 
 6. Moore, Aguilas2.0 
 7. Granados, Academia2.0 
 8. Smith, Sabios1.8 
 9. Hernandez, Piratas1.8 
 10. Diaz, Condores1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 John HERNANDEZ
  Cimar.
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Hernandez, Cimar.1.5 
 2. Renteria, Cimar.1.0 
 3. Jones, Sabios1.0 
 4. Ortiz, Fast Break1.0 
 5. Sandidge, Aguilas1.0 
 6. Dyer, Condores1.0 
 7. Quinones, Academia1.0 
 8. Alford, Bucaros1.0 
 9. Mims, Piratas1.0 
 10. Bivins, Aguilas0.8 


PBD Round 4: Condores keep a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

There were just four rounds played in Regular Season of Liga DirecTV and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Condores as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Condores defeated bottom-ranked Academia in Cundinamarca 86-78. Worth to mention a great performance of international forward Luis Almanza (196-91) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 9 rebounds. Naturalized Venezuelan swingman Hector Diaz (197-92) contributed with 25 points and 5 assists for the winners. Condores' coach Tomas Diaz used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Canadian point guard Tyler Murray (195-90, college: Wagner) replied with 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for Academia. Condores have a solid three-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Sabios. Defending champion Academia still closes the standings with two games lost. They share the position with Bucaros. Academia will play next round against Patriotas trying to get back on the winning streak. Condores will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked Fast Break in Bogota.
The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Fast Break (1-1) in Manizales. Visitors were defeated by Sabios (3-1) 81-71. Worth to mention a great performance of Canadian guard Ashton Smith (187-89, college: Indiana, PA) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points, 9 rebounds and 11 assists and Shamar Coombs who added 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side the former international guard Stalin Ortiz (190-81, college: Valparaiso) responded with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Sabios keep a position of league leader, which they share with Condores. Newly promoted Fast Break dropped to the fifth place with one game lost. Sabios will play against Cimarrones (#3) in Quibdo-Choco in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Fast Break will play at home against the league's leader Condores to get more than just one victory in their record.
A very close game took place in Bogota between Piratas and Patriotas. Fifth ranked Piratas (2-2) got a very close home victory over 6th ranked Patriotas (1-3). Piratas managed to escape with a 3-point win 82-79 on Sunday evening. The winners were led by Titus Mims who scored that evening 24 points and 7 rebounds. Piratas' coach Cesar Cassiani allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Even a double-double of 36 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds by Karl Moore did not help to save the game for Patriotas. Piratas moved-up to fourth place. Patriotas lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with three games lost. Piratas will meet bottom-ranked Bucaros (#8) in the next round. Patriotas will play against Academia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Piratas - Aguilas 82-79

A very close game took place in Bogota between Piratas and Patriotas. Fifth ranked Piratas (2-2) got a very close home victory over 6th ranked Patriotas (1-3). Piratas managed to escape with a 3-point win 82-79 on Sunday evening. The winners were led by American forward Titus Mims (201-90, college: Hardin-Simmons) who scored that evening 24 points and 7 rebounds and swingman Emiro Romero (194-84) supported him with 9 points and 16 rebounds. Piratas' coach Cesar Cassiani allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Even a double-double of 36 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds by American Karl Moore (203-87, college: Culver Stockton) did not help to save the game for Patriotas. J Lopez added 19 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for lost side. Four Patriotas players scored in double figures. Piratas moved-up to fourth place. Patriotas lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with three games lost. Piratas will meet bottom-ranked Bucaros (#8) in the next round. Patriotas will play against Academia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Piratas: T.Mims 24+7reb+1ast, J.Mendoza 15+8reb, V.Lans 11+2reb, D.Hernandez 11+3reb+5ast, E.Romero 9+16reb+2ast, I.Thomas 8+2reb+4ast
Aguilas: K.Moore 36+16reb+1ast, J. Lopez 19+10reb+4ast, F.Sandidge 11+11reb+2ast, J.Pardo 10+2ast, A.Bivins 3+5reb+3ast, O.Fonseca 0+1reb+1ast
gschID: 547201


Sabios - Fast Break 81-71

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Fast Break (1-1) in Manizales. Visitors were defeated by Sabios (3-1) 81-71. Sabios dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Fast Break's 30. Worth to mention a great performance of Canadian guard Ashton Smith (187-89, college: Indiana, PA) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points, 9 rebounds and 11 assists and Canadian guard Shamar Coombs (185-86, college: Texas A&M-CC) who added 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. Four Sabios players scored in double figures. At the losing side the former international guard Stalin Ortiz (190-81, college: Valparaiso) responded with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds and American guard Michael Sneed (196-82, college: Texas Southern) scored 9 points and 12 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Sabios keep a position of league leader, which they share with Condores. Newly promoted Fast Break dropped to the fifth place with one game lost. Sabios will play against Cimarrones (#3) in Quibdo-Choco in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Fast Break will play at home against the league's leader Condores to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Sabios: A.Smith 19+9reb+11ast, S.Coombs 17+6reb+4ast, J.Velez 15+9reb, K.Jones 13+12reb+1ast, L.Blandon 9+8reb+3ast, E.Naranjo 4+2reb
Fast Break: S.Ortiz 23+10reb+3ast, H.Uhegwu 15+4reb+2ast, D.Crockrell 12+3reb+1ast, M.Sneed 9+12reb+2ast, L.Salazar 5+3ast, J.Ceter 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 547200


Condores - Academia 86-78

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Condores as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Condores defeated bottom-ranked Academia in Cundinamarca 86-78. Worth to mention a great performance of international forward Luis Almanza (196-91) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 9 rebounds. Naturalized Venezuelan swingman Hector Diaz (197-92) contributed with 25 points and 5 assists for the winners. Condores' coach Tomas Diaz used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Canadian point guard Tyler Murray (195-90, college: Wagner) replied with 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and Dominican Oscar Balbuena (195-94) added 27 points in the effort for Academia. Condores have a solid three-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Sabios. Defending champion Academia still closes the standings with two games lost. They share the position with Bucaros. Academia will play next round against Patriotas trying to get back on the winning streak. Condores will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked Fast Break in Bogota.
Top scorers:
Condores: L.Demond 26+5reb+3ast, H.Diaz 25+4reb+5ast, L.Almanza 24+9reb+3ast, D.Balanta 3, R.Dyer 3+7reb+1ast, M.Suarez 3
Academia: O.Balbuena 27+2reb+1ast, T.Murray 24+5reb+4ast, G.Diaz 11+3reb+2ast, M.Montano 6+6reb+2ast, B.Quinones 5+8reb+1ast, T.Haughton 3+7reb+1ast
gschID: 547202





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LBS Round 10: Liberia beats higher ranked Perez Zeledon - by Eurobasket News

The game with biggest difference of round 10 in LBS was guest Liberia's (#8) road victory over higher ranked Perez Zeledon (4-5) 86-78 on Saturday evening. Liberia maintains eighth position with 2-6 record. Perez Zeledon at the other side keeps the fourth place with five games lost. Liberia are looking forward to face higher ranked Grecia (#5) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Perez Zeledon will have a break next round.
Bottom-ranked Abogados (0-9) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 84-70 loss to seventh ranked U Latina (3-4) in San Jose. U Latina moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Grecia. Abogados at the other side still closes the standings with nine games lost. U Latina will play against league's second-placed Barva on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Abogados will play against U Costa Rica (#7) and hope to get finally their first victory.
The game in supposed to be also quite interesting. Third ranked Escazu (7-2) played at the court of 6th ranked U Costa Rica (3-6). Escazu smashed U Costa Rica 78-42 on Saturday. Dave Milliner had a double-double by scoring 10 points and 16 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. At the losing side Andres Flohr responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 13 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Escazu have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 7-2 record behind leader ARBA. Loser U Costa Rica dropped to the seventh place with six games lost. Escazu's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from San Jose ARBA.

U Latina - Abogados 84-70

Bottom-ranked Abogados (0-9) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 84-70 loss to seventh ranked U Latina (3-4) in San Jose. U Latina moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Grecia. Abogados at the other side still closes the standings with nine games lost. U Latina will play against league's second-placed Barva on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Abogados will play against U Costa Rica (#7) and hope to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 545910


U Costa Rica - Escazu 42-78

The game in supposed to be also quite interesting. Third ranked Escazu (7-2) played at the court of 6th ranked U Costa Rica (3-6). Escazu smashed U Costa Rica 78-42 on Saturday. Escazu held U Costa Rica to an opponent 23.9 percent shooting from the field compared to 43.7 percent accuracy of the winners. Escazu forced 19 U Costa Rica turnovers and outrebounded them 71-37 including a 56-29 advantage in defensive rebounds. The former international center Dave Milliner (197-81) had a double-double by scoring 10 points and 16 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American power forward Julius Brooks (206-90, college: Loyola, MD) chipped in 9 points and 12 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side center Andres Flohr (195-94) responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 13 rebounds and the former international Jose Solano (189-91) scored 13 points and 6 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Escazu have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 7-2 record behind leader ARBA. Loser U Costa Rica dropped to the seventh place with six games lost. Escazu's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from San Jose ARBA.
Top scorers:
U Costa Rica: J.Solano 13+6reb+2ast, A.Flohr 11+13reb, A.Villalobos 7+1reb, C.Pereira 5+1ast, D.Vargas 4+5reb, F.Sequeira 2+3reb
Escazu: A.Sanchez 12+5reb+4ast, V.Arias 10+4reb+1ast, D.Milliner 10+16reb, J.Brooks 9+12reb+1ast, M.Jackson 8+7reb+2ast, M.Herrera 8+5reb+1ast
gschID: 545909


Perez Zeledon - Liberia 78-86

The game with biggest difference of round 10 in LBS was guest Liberia's (#8) road victory over higher ranked Perez Zeledon (4-5) 86-78 on Saturday evening. Liberia maintains eighth position with 2-6 record. Perez Zeledon at the other side keeps the fourth place with five games lost. Liberia are looking forward to face higher ranked Grecia (#5) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Perez Zeledon will have a break next round.
gschID: 545908





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Krosno adds Jakov Mustapic for new season - by Greg

Miasto Szkla Krosno (PLK) added to their roster 22-year old Croatian guard Jakov Mustapic (193-94). He moved there from Vrij.Osijek in Croatian A1 league where he played this season. In 27 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.8ppg, 5.1rpg, 4.0apg and 1.8spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of Croatian U18 Championships for two years in a row (2011 and 2012). Mustapic was also voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 2nd Team back in 2012.
He represented Croatia at the World Championships U19 in Prague (Czech Republic) four years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 9.2ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.4apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 51.2%, 3PT: 37.9%, FT: 61.5%.
Mustapic has played also professionally for other Croatian teams like KK Split, Kvarner, Cedevita, KK_Zabok and Mladost_Zagreb.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sanac-Graficar 29/05




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CEZ Nymburk adds Mickelson to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion CEZ Basketball Nymburk (NBL) added to their roster 25-year old American forward Hunter Mickelson (208-111kg-92, college: Kansas). He is not a newcomer in League as he played last season at Turi Svitavy in NBL league in Czech Republic. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Czech Rep. League Honorable Mention in 2017.
Mickelson's college team won Big 12 Tournament in 2016.
Mickelson represented USA at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 8 games: 8.4ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.0spg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 61.2%, FT: 70.0%.
Mickelson graduated from University of Kansas in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.
On Mickelson: Solid defender that has a feel for blocking shots also has a nice shot and can hit the mid-range jumper.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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CEZ Nymburk adds Bohacik to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion CEZ Basketball Nymburk (NBL) added to their roster 25-year old international swingman Jaromir Bohacik (197-90kg-92, agency: Octagon Europe) from USK Praha. In 33 NBL games he was second best scorer with impressive 16.9ppg and had 6.6rpg, 2.7apg and 1.0spg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Czech Rep. League Player of the Year, Domestic Player of the Year and Guard of the Year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Bohacik played in the final of Czech Republic League for four years in a row (between 2011 and 2014).
He has been also a member of Czech Republic international program for some years. Bohacik has regularly played for Czech Republic senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
He also represented Czech Republic at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) five years ago. Bohacik's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 5 games: Score-5 (18.2ppg), 5.0rpg, 1.4apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 58.5%, 3PT: 47.6%, FT: 65.0%.
Bohacik has played previously professionally in Belgium (Leuven Bears) and Czech Republic (SKB Zlin, Prostejov and BK Prostejov B).
The scouts decsribe him following way: Tremendous talent of the '92. Extremely strong and physically gifted. He is a player who can play SF and also PF. He has an excellent estimate of the trajectory of the ball. He plays well on rebounds and steals. Very active player with an excellent shot from the short and long distances.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stats Leaders - LIDOBA

Points Per Game
 Ollie BAILEY
  Reales LV
  (201-G/F-85)
  Avg: 29
 1. Bailey, Reales LV29.0 
 2. Santana, Titanes .27.0 
 3. Gaines, Metros S.25.0 
 4. Suero, Indios SFM25.0 
 5. Maldonado, Soles S.21.0 
 6. Jacobo, Huracane.20.0 
 7. Rose, Huracanes PP18.0 
 8. Mitchell, Metros S.18.0 
 9. Suero, Indios SFM16.0 
 10. Guzman, Soles SD15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tony MITCHELL
  Metros S.
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 14
 1. Mitchell, Metros S.14.0 
 2. Horford, Titanes .13.0 
 3. Jones, Caneros LR12.0 
 4. Rhett, Leones SD10.0 
 5. Santana, Titanes .10.0 
 6. Garcia, Caneros LR9.0 
 7. Okosun, Reales LV9.0 
 8. Suero, Indios SFM8.0 
 9. Montas, Huracane.8.0 
 10. Fortuna, Leones SD7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Miguel DICENT
  Metros S.
  (190-G-94)
  Avg: 6
 1. Dicent, Metros S.6.0 
 2. Siggers, Titanes .5.0 
 3. Soliman, Caner.5.0 
 4. Ruiz, Soles SD5.0 
 5. Ellis, Huracanes PP4.0 
 6. Ozuna, Huracanes PP4.0 
 7. Horford, Titanes .4.0 
 8. Perez, Titanes .4.0 
 9. Garcia, Indios SFM4.0 
 10. Rhett, Leones SD3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Juan Miguel SUERO
  Indios SFM
  (198-SG-93)
  Avg: 4
 1. Suero, Indios SFM4.0 
 2. Rose, Huracanes PP3.0 
 3. Tamarez, Soles SD2.0 
 4. Louis, Soles SD2.0 
 5. Moquete, Titanes .2.0 
 6. Perez, Titanes .2.0 
 7. Scott, Caneros LR2.0 
 8. Fortuna, Leones SD2.0 
 9. Gaines, Metros S.1.5 
 10. Mitchell, Metros S.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Tony MITCHELL
  Metros S.
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 4
 1. Mitchell, Metros S.4.0 
 2. Rhett, Leones SD2.0 
 3. Horford, Titanes .2.0 
 4. Foster, Huracane.1.0 
 5. Garcia, Caneros LR1.0 
 6. Guzman, Soles SD1.0 
 7. Glenn, Metros S.1.0 
 8. Martinez, Huracane.1.0 
 9. Gaines, Metros S.1.0 
 10. Filion, Metros S.1.0 


LNB Round 1: Metros STGO open season with wins - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in LNB just started.

Metros STGO defeated Huracanes PP in Santiago 89-77. The game was mostly controlled by Metros STGO. Huracanes PP managed to win third quarter 28-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Metros STGO dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Huracanes PP's 34. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Metros STGO made 11 blocks. American forward Tony Mitchell (203-92, college: N.Texas) fired a double-double by scoring 20 points, 12 rebounds and 5 blocks for the winners. His fellow American import Frank Gaines (191-90, college: IPFW) chipped in 26 points. Nigerian-Jamaican swingman Weyinmi Rose (196-86, college: Providence) produced 18 points and 7 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Huracanes PP will play next round against strong Indios SFM trying to get back on the winning streak. Metros STGO will try to continue on its current victory against Reales LV in La Vega.
Soles SD (0-1) recorded a loss in Santo Domingo. Hosts were edged by Leones SD (1-1) 78-76. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized American M.J. Rhett (206-92, college: Mississippi) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 5 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Elpidio Fortuna contributed with 12 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Puerto Rican guard Hector Maldonado (185-91) answered with 21 points for Soles SD. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Leones SD will play against Titanes Licey (#3) in San Cristobal in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Soles SD will play on the road against Caneros LR (#5) in La Romana to get more than just one victory in their record.
An interesting game was played in Santo Domingo where Metros STGO (#2) beat host Leones SD (#7) 74-66 on Wednesday evening. Tony Mitchell stepped up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. Metros STGO's coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side M.J. Rhett responded with 6 points, 15 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks. Metros STGO will meet Reales LV (#7) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Leones SD will play against Titanes Licey in San Cristobal and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of Caneros LR (0-1) against Titanes Licey (1-0) on Friday night. Visiting Caneros LR was crushed by Titanes Licey in San Cristobal 91-59. Edward Santana nailed a double-double by scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds for the winning 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. Titanes Licey's next round opponent will be Leones SD (#4) in Santo Domingo. Caneros LR will play at home against Soles SD and hope to win that game.

In the last game of round 1 winless Reales LV lost to undefeated Indios SFM in San Francisco 76-92.

Soles SD - Leones SD 76-78

Soles SD (0-1) recorded a loss in Santo Domingo. Hosts were edged by Leones SD (1-1) 78-76. It looked good early as Soles SD took a 1-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Leones SD had a 24-19 second period charge getting the lead and Soles SD was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 76-78. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized American M.J. Rhett (206-92, college: Mississippi) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 5 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Guard Elpidio Fortuna (188-85) contributed with 12 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Puerto Rican guard Hector Maldonado (185-91) answered with 21 points and power forward Manuel Guzman (204-82, college: Bemidji St.) added 15 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Soles SD. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Leones SD will play against Titanes Licey (#3) in San Cristobal in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Soles SD will play on the road against Caneros LR (#5) in La Romana to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Leones SD: M.Rhett 23+5reb+3ast, P.Miller 14+3reb+2ast, E.Fortuna 12+5reb+3ast, J.Araujo 7+8reb+1ast, T.Daniels 7+6reb+2ast, G.Acosta 6+3reb+3ast
Soles SD: H.Maldonado 21+3reb+1ast, M.Guzman 15+6reb+1ast, R.Ruiz 14+1reb+5ast, D.McCombs 9+6reb+1ast, R.Tamarez 6+1reb+2ast, B.Martinez 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 546025


Metros STGO - Huracanes PP 89-77

Metros STGO defeated Huracanes PP in Santiago 89-77. The game was mostly controlled by Metros STGO. Huracanes PP managed to win third quarter 28-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Metros STGO dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Huracanes PP's 34. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Metros STGO made 11 blocks. American forward Tony Mitchell (203-92, college: N.Texas) fired a double-double by scoring 20 points, 12 rebounds and 5 blocks for the winners. His fellow American import Frank Gaines (191-90, college: IPFW) chipped in 26 points. Nigerian-Jamaican swingman Weyinmi Rose (196-86, college: Providence) produced 18 points and 7 rebounds and naturalized American swingman Luis Jacobo (196-91, college: IPFW, agency: Mansfield and Associates) added 20 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Five Metros STGO and four Huracanes PP players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Huracanes PP will play next round against strong Indios SFM trying to get back on the winning streak. Metros STGO will try to continue on its current victory against Reales LV in La Vega.
Top scorers:
Metros STGO: F.Gaines 26+1reb+2ast, T.Mitchell 20+12reb+2ast, R.Glenn 17+6reb+3ast, A.Filion 11+1reb, M.Dicent 11+4reb+9ast, O.Lopez 2
Huracanes PP: L.Jacobo 20+5reb+1ast, W.Rose 18+7reb+2ast, K.Foster 14+2reb, M.Carter 11, M.Martinez 4+3reb, A.Ozuna 3+6reb+4ast
gschID: 546024


Indios SFM - Reales LV 92-76

Indios SFM used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from La Vega 92-76. Reales LV was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 50-32 second half run of Indios SFM. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Reales LV's 36 and made 18-of-22 charity shots (81.8 percent) during the game. Guard Gerardo Suero (193-89, college: Albany) nailed 25 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side and Juan Miguel Suero (198-93) accounted for 16 points and 5 rebounds. Five Indios SFM players scored in double figures. American swingman Ollie Bailey (201-85, college: Oklahoma City) came up with 29 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his nine free throws !!!) and Nigerian-American center Augustine Okosun (210-86, college: Kaiser) added 9 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Reales LV in the defeat. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Indios SFM's next round opponent will be Huracanes PP (#6) in Puerto Plata. Reales LV will play at home against Metros STGO and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Indios SFM: G.Suero 25+8reb+2ast, J.Miguel Suero 16+5reb+2ast, F.Garcia 13+2reb+4ast, A.Salas Flores 12+3reb, A.Gibbs 11+1reb+2ast, C.De La Rosa 6+1reb
Reales LV: O.Bailey 29+5reb, Y.Minaya 13+1reb+2ast, A.Okosun 9+9reb, A.Pena 9+1reb+2ast, R.Beato 5+2reb, A.Rodriguez 4
gschID: 546022


Titanes Licey - Caneros LR 91-59

Very important is a road loss of Caneros LR (0-1) against Titanes Licey (1-0) on Friday night. Visiting Caneros LR was crushed by Titanes Licey in San Cristobal 91-59. The game without a history. Titanes Licey led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Naturalized Spanish power forward Edward Santana (203-80) nailed a double-double by scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side and American power forward Jon Horford (208-91, college: Florida) accounted for 4 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Titanes Licey players scored in double figures. American power forward Solomon Jones (208-84, college: S.Florida) came up with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 12 rebounds and Elias Soliman added 9 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for Caneros LR in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Titanes Licey's next round opponent will be Leones SD (#4) in Santo Domingo. Caneros LR will play at home against Soles SD and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Titanes Licey: E.Santana 27+10reb+3ast, P.Rembert 14+3reb+2ast, J.Siggers 11+3reb+5ast, C.Perez 10+5reb+4ast, R.Moquete 6+1ast, C.Paniagua 5+2reb
Caneros LR: R.Scott 14+3reb, S.Jones 11+12reb+1ast, E.Soliman 9+5reb+5ast, K.Beidler 9+6reb+2ast, J.Garcia 8+9reb+1ast, M.Evangelista 2+3reb
gschID: 546023


Leones SD - Metros STGO 66-74

An interesting game was played in Santo Domingo where Metros STGO (#2) beat host Leones SD (#7) 74-66 on Wednesday evening. Leones SD was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. American forward Tony Mitchell (203-92, college: N.Texas) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 16 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import Frank Gaines (191-90, college: IPFW) chipped in 24 points. Metros STGO's coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side naturalized American M.J. Rhett (206-92, college: Mississippi) responded with 6 points, 15 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks and guard Elpidio Fortuna (188-85) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. Metros STGO will meet Reales LV (#7) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Leones SD will play against Titanes Licey in San Cristobal and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Metros STGO: F.Gaines 24+2reb+2ast, T.Mitchell 16+16reb+1ast, A.De Leon 9+2reb+2ast, M.Dicent 7+3reb+3ast, R.Tineo 7+1reb, R.Glenn 5+7reb+1ast
Leones SD: J.Flores 16+3reb+4ast, E.Fortuna 12+10reb+3ast, G.Acosta 11+4reb+1ast, P.Miller 8+1reb, T.Daniels 7+6reb+1ast, M.Rhett 6+15reb+4ast
gschID: 546021





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  EL SALVADOR  


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

American Swingman Marcus Thomas (191-G/F-95) had a very impressive game in the last round for second-ranked Izalco, receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 20.
The 21-year old player recorded a triple-double of 66 points adding also 12 rebounds and 21 assists, while his team outclassed Ausoles (#10, 2-14) with 78-point margin 135-57. Izalco is placed at 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 16-2 record. In the team's last game Thomas had a remarkable 73.9% from 2-point range and got ten three-pointers out of 19 attempts. He just recently signed at Izalco, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Former Rosemont College star has very solid stats this year. Thomas is league's best scorer averaging so far 47.5ppg, leads league in rebounds with 17.8rpg and is league's best passer with 10.4apg. Thomas is in league's top in and averages impressive 2.9spg and 61.1% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 27-year old American Quincy Scates (197-SF-89) of ADB. Scates had a very good evening with a double-double of 30 points and 10 rebounds. Of course he led ADB to another comfortable win 79-64 over the higher-ranked San Marcos (#3, 14-4) being unquestionably team leader. ADB'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 6-10 record. Scates is one of the most experienced players at ADB and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Izalco's star - guard Samuel Leon (173-G-93). Leon showcased his all-around game by recording 25 points, eight rebounds and six assists in the last round. He was another key player of Izalco, helping his team with a 135-57 easy win against the lower-ranked Ausoles (#10, 2-14). Izalco is closer and closer to top of the standings. They will still need more victories. But 16-2 record is not that bad... Leon has a very solid season. In 14 games in El Salvador he scored 5.5ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Diego Ferrin) of Thunder - 34 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Shahmel Brackett (183-PG-91) of ABA - 49 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Donald Lawes (201-C-89) of ExSAL ST - 16 points and 23 rebounds
7. Ronald Flores) of Marquense - 22 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Carlos Sorto) of Marquense - 16 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists
9. F Mojica) of Thunder - 15 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Cruz Morales (87) of Biomedical - 24 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)



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

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

ABA - Izalco 104-105

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


Ausoles - Izalco 57-135

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


ADB - San Marcos 79-64

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


Thunder - ExSAL ST 73-75

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


Marquense - Biomedical 91-65

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





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

Santa Tecla - Isidro Metapan 94-98

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





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  FIBA ASIA CUP  


Draw results in for FIBA Asia Cup 2017 - by Greg

BEIRUT (FIBA Asia Cup 2017) - The Official Draw Ceremony of the FIBA Asia Cup 2017 took place at Le Royal Hotel Dbayeh, Lebanon on Tuesday. The groups are as follows:

Group A: IRI, JOR, SYR, IND
Group B: IRQ, CHN, PHI, QAT
Group C: KAZ, LEB, KOR, NZL
Group D: JPN, HKG, TPE, AUS

The FIBA Asia Cup 2017 will take place in Lebanon from 8-20 August, and it will be the first ever Asia-Oceania joint continental Championship where 16 teams, including Oceanian powerhouses Australia and New Zealand, will battle for top honours in Asia.
The Group Stage of the tournament will be played in a round robin format, with the sixteen (16) teams divided into four (4) groups of four (4) teams. Every team will take on its three (3) opponents in its respective group.

The top three (3) teams from each group will then advance to the Second Phase where they will be they be divided into two groups (E & F).
The tournament will be played in a knockout format from the Quarter-Finals onwards (Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, Final).

by: fiba.com



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  FRANCE  

Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Zachery PEACOCK
  Bourg
  (203-C-87)
  Avg: 17.8
 1. Peacock, Bourg17.8 
 2. Hermannsson, Charlevi.17.1 
 3. Burton, Roanne16.8 
 4. Williams, Boulazac16.3 
 5. Jones, Lille16.2 
 6. Henry, Evreux16.2 
 7. Ware, Vichy C.15.9 
 8. Bigote, Nantes15.6 
 9. Walker, Evreux15.4 
 10. Brown, Charleville14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dinma ODIAKOSA
  Le Havre
  (203-C/F-85)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Odiakosa, Le Havre9.8 
 2. Ndoye, Bourg9.4 
 3. Kone, Charleville9.3 
 4. Burton, Roanne9.0 
 5. Ekperigin, Nantes8.0 
 6. Traore, Lille7.6 
 7. Morin, Le Havre7.4 
 8. Rhoomes, St Qu.7.3 
 9. Fall, Poitiers7.0 
 10. Diame, Blois6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jay THREATT
  Poitiers
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Threatt, Poitiers6.9 
 2. King, Le Havre6.2 
 3. Ware, Vichy C.5.8 
 4. Rigaux, Maurienne5.8 
 5. Sim, Bourg5.8 
 6. Hermannsson, Charlevi.5.7 
 7. Turner, Blois5.6 
 8. Henry, Evreux5.5 
 9. Duren, Boulogne5.2 
 10. Mitchell, Nantes5.1 
Steals Per Game
 Corin HENRY
  Evreux
  (178-PG-88)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Henry, Evreux2.3 
 2. Burton, Roanne2.3 
 3. Threatt, Poitiers2.0 
 4. Mitchell, Nantes1.9 
 5. Denave, Vichy C.1.8 
 6. Fouse, Charleville1.8 
 7. de-Jong, Boulogne1.8 
 8. Rigaux, Maurienne1.8 
 9. Turner, Blois1.8 
 10. Moendadze, Boulo.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Yannis MORIN
  Le Havre
  (208-C/F-93)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Morin, Le Havre1.9 
 2. Fall, Poitiers1.5 
 3. Paumier, Boulogne1.3 
 4. Ndoye, Bourg1.2 
 5. Rinna, St Chamond1.1 
 6. MBida, Lille1.1 
 7. Traore, Lille1.1 
 8. Jones, Lille1.0 
 9. Boateng, Blois0.9 
 10. Diame, Blois0.9 


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

Roanne - Provence Basket 65-66

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


Nantes - Charleville 77-69

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


Evreux - Lille 74-83

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


Le Havre - Boulazac 63-74

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





Orleans hire coach Germain Castano - by Eurobasket News

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

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)

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Limoges land Axel Bouteille - by Eurobasket News

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

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)

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Richard Solomon could be added to Zalgiris roster - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (LKL) is considering to land 25-year old American forward Richard Solomon (208-107kg-92, college: California, agency: Pensack Sports) who currently played at BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral in France. In 31 ProA games he recorded 10.1ppg, 8.0rpg and 1.2spg this season. Solomon also spent pre-season at the Hawks in NBA earlier that year.
He received All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention award back in 2014 at his college time.
Solomon has played also professionally in Japan (Toyota Alvark), NBA (Oklahoma City Thunder) and D-League (Oklahoma City Blue).
He attended University of California until 2014 and it is his third season in pro basketball.
Solomon's game is described as: Has a great wingspan over a lanky frame. He's a good athlete with the right size to play the 4 position. Also, has good hands, quick feet, good timing to grab rebounds. Needs to improve his one-on-one defending skills.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bourg Basket agreed extension with Youssou Ndoye for two more seasons - by Igor Obradovic

JL Bourg Basket (ProB) keep in their roster 26-year old Senegalese international center Youssou Ndoye (213-113kg-91, college: St.Bonaventure). In 33 games he recorded 14.1ppg, 9.4rpg, 1.0spg and 1.2bpg. Ndoye helped them to make it to the French ProB Leaders Cup Semifinals. The last season he played at another team Austin Toros in U.S. semi-pro league D-League. In 55 games he averaged 8.0ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.2bpg. Ndoye contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in D-League Soutwest Division. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
Among other achievements he won NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas championship title in 2015. Ndoye received also Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team award in 2015 at his college time. Ndoye has been regularly called to Senegalese Senior National Team since 2016.
He has played also professionally in NBA (San Antonio Spurs).
Ndoye attended St.Bonaventure University until 2015 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Arthur Rozenfeld is a newcomer at Chalon - by Eurobasket News

ES Chalon-Sur-Saone (ProA) strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old point guard Arthur Rozenfeld (178-95). He moved there from Chorale de Roanne Basket in the ProB where he played this season. In 35 games he recorded 14.5ppg, 2.3rpg and 4.5apg. Rozenfeld helped them to win the cup. The last season he played at SO Maritime Boulogne (also in ProB). In 35 games he averaged 7.9ppg, 1.8rpg and 3.9apg.
Rozenfeld represented France at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 9 games: 8.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.7apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 46.4%, 3PT: 32.1%, FT: 84.6%.
Rozenfeld has played previously for ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @ParlonsBasket)

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  FYR MACEDONIA  


Eurobasket.com All-Macedonian League Awards 2017 - by Mario Divanisov

Eurobasket.com All-Macedonian League 1st Team 2017
Kendrick Perry
Perry
Kenyon McNeaill
McNeaill
Djordje Drenovac
Drenovac
Milivoje Mijovic
Mijovic
Nenad Misanovic
Misanovic

Finals MVP: Charlon Kloof (190-G-90) of MZT Skopje
Player of the Year: Djordje Drenovac (201-G/F-92) of MZT Skopje
Guard of the Year: Kenyon McNeaill (185-PG-91) of Kozuv
Forward of the Year: Milivoje Mijovic (200-PF-91) of Kozuv
Center of the Year: Nenad Misanovic (217-C-84) of Rabotnicki
Domestic Player of the Year: Dime Tasovski (200-F-80) of Rabotnicki
Bosman Player of the Year: Milivoje Mijovic (200-PF-91) of Kozuv
Import Player of the Year: Kenyon McNeaill (185-PG-91) of Kozuv
Defensive Player of the Year: Nenad Misanovic (217-C-84) of Rabotnicki
Coach of the Year: Ante Nazor of MZT Skopje

1st Team
PG: Kendrick Perry (183-PG-92) of Karpos Sokoli
PG: Kenyon McNeaill (185-PG-91) of Kozuv
G/F: Djordje Drenovac (201-G/F-92) of MZT Skopje
PF: Milivoje Mijovic (200-PF-91) of Kozuv
C: Nenad Misanovic (217-C-84) of Rabotnicki

2nd Team
PG: Vlado Ilievski (188-PG-80) of Rabotnicki
G: Charlon Kloof (190-G-90) of MZT Skopje
F: Dime Tasovski (200-F-80) of Rabotnicki
F/C: Danilo Mijatovic (206-F/C-83) of MZT Skopje
F/C: Dragan Labovic (207-F/C-87) of Karpos Sokoli

3rd Team
G: Devin Brooks (186-G-92) of Dynamic BG
G: Dominik Mavra (195-G-94) of Karpos Sokoli
F: Petar Jokic (201-F-91) of Strumica
F: Marjan Janevski (203-F-88) of Kumanovo
F/C: Kiril Nikolovski (210-F/C-88) of Feni Industries

Honorable Mention
Milojko Vasilic (207-C-89) of Hopsi Polzela
Dimitar Karadzovski (190-G-84) of Kumanovo
Xavier Thames (191-G-91) of MZT Skopje
Gjorgi Cekovski (203-PF-79) of Rabotnicki
Phil Hawkins (186-PG-90) of Pelister Bitola
Boban Stajic (185-PG-93) of Feni Industries
Jane Petrovski (181-PG-87) of Feni Industries
Dimitar Mirakovski (177-PG-81) of Rabotnicki
Dragan Zekovic (209-C/F-87) of Karpos Sokoli
Bojan Trajkovski (208-F/C-88) of Karpos Sokoli

All-Domestic Players Team
PG: Vlado Ilievski (188-PG-80) of Rabotnicki
G: Dimitar Karadzovski (190-G-84) of Kumanovo
F: Dime Tasovski (200-F-80) of Rabotnicki
PF: Gjorgi Cekovski (203-PF-79) of Rabotnicki
F/C: Kiril Nikolovski (210-F/C-88) of Feni Industries

All-Imports Team
G: Devin Brooks (186-G-92) of Dynamic BG
PG: Kendrick Perry (183-PG-92) of Karpos Sokoli
PG: Kenyon McNeaill (185-PG-91) of Kozuv
G: Nicholas Wiggins (6'6''-G-91) of Orangeville A's
C: Kaylen Shane (208-C-93) of Ohrid AV

All-Bosmans Team
G: Charlon Kloof (190-G-90) of MZT Skopje
G/F: Djordje Drenovac (201-G/F-92) of MZT Skopje
F: Petar Jokic (201-F-91) of Strumica
PF: Milivoje Mijovic (200-PF-91) of Kozuv
C: Nenad Misanovic (217-C-84) of Rabotnicki

Award created in co-operation with Dragan Ristov.



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  GERMANY  

Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Marcos KNIGHT
  Jena
  (188-G-89)
  Avg: 18.3
 1. Knight, Jena18.3 
 2. Morgan, Ratiopharm17.8 
 3. English, Fraport .17.6 
 4. Paulding, EWE B.16.3 
 5. Mayo, Telekom Bsk15.8 
 6. Babb, Ratiopharm15.7 
 7. Kikanovic, ALBA15.5 
 8. Lewis, Bayreuth15.3 
 9. Odum, Wuerzburg15.3 
 10. Jenkins, Jena15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dyshawn PIERRE
  Braunsch.
  (198-F-93)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Pierre, Braunsch.7.9 
 2. Marei, Bayreuth7.2 
 3. Evans, Giessen .7.1 
 4. Eatherton, Goett.6.9 
 5. Cooley, Ludwigsb.6.8 
 6. Morgan, Ratiopharm6.8 
 7. Searcy, Vechta6.7 
 8. Knight, Jena6.5 
 9. Qvale, EWE Baskets6.5 
 10. McGhee, Walter T.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Scott MACHADO
  Vechta
  (186-PG-90)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Machado, Vechta8.2 
 2. Jordan, Walter T.7.8 
 3. Kramer, EWE B.6.8 
 4. Odum, Wuerzburg5.7 
 5. Hobbs, Ratiopharm5.6 
 6. Mayo, Telekom Bsk5.1 
 7. Sanders, Goettingen5.0 
 8. Siva, ALBA4.8 
 9. Hammonds, Ludwigsb.4.7 
 10. Ruoff, Goettingen4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Quantez ROBERTSON
  Fraport .
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Robertson, Fraport .2.5 
 2. Kramer, EWE B.2.2 
 3. Machado, Vechta2.0 
 4. Ruoff, Goettingen1.8 
 5. Scrubb, Giessen .1.8 
 6. Redding, B.Mue.1.6 
 7. Stewart, Walter T.1.6 
 8. Diggs, Bremerhaven1.6 
 9. Bowlin, Giessen 46ers1.5 
 10. Knight, Jena1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Daniel THEIS
  Brose Bask.
  (204-PF-92)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Theis, Brose Bask.1.3 
 2. Groselle, Braunsch.1.2 
 3. Kleber, B.Muenchen1.2 
 4. Gamble, Telekom .1.2 
 5. Lane, Wuerzburg1.0 
 6. Gaffney, ALBA1.0 
 7. Qvale, EWE Baskets0.9 
 8. Austin, Bremerha.0.9 
 9. Elliott, Bremerhaven0.8 
 10. Ohlbrecht, Ratio.0.8 


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

Brose Bask. - B.Muenchen 76-67

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


Ratiopharm - EWE Baskets 61-68

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





Leon Friederici Joins FC Schalke - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

He may only be 22, but Leon Friederici (190-PG-95) will be playing for his eighth team in his career joining FC Schalke. The German is a 190cm guard that last season split time with the Crailsheim Merlins (ProA): 1 game: 0pts, played also at TSV Crailsheim Merlins 2nd team (2.Regionalliga) playing 11 games averaging 13.6ppg, in Dec.'16 moved to Giants TSV 1861 Noerdlingen (ProB): 9 games: 9.4ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.4apg, FGP: 56.7%, 3PT: 35.6%, FT: 30.0%. "Leon had a huge jump in his game last season despite going from the 2 Regionalliga to the Pro B and needed no adjustment time. That is why we invited him to a try-out. I saw potential in his game and like his enthusiasm and will to want to learn. I am convinced he will be a help in our guard play and wing play and am happy he chose us despite having many other good offers", stated head coach Raphael Wilder.

The German was born in Berlin and started his career with DBV Charlottenburg. He then got further experience playing with teams like Basketball Berlin Sud (NBBL) and the Mitteldeutscher BC Weissenfels junior team. In the 2014-2015 season he moved to the DRUFF! Baskets Braunschweig (ProB) playing 7 games averaging 1.6ppg, 1.0rpg, 1.0apg, played mostly at SG Braunschweig 2 (2.Regionalliga). In the 2015-2016 season he moved to TSV Crailsheim Merlins 2nd team (Regionalliga) playing 24 games averaging 11.6ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.2apg, FGP: 38.7%, 3PT: 24.7%, FT: 73.0%, played also at Crailsheim Merlins (BBL): 1 game: 0pts, 1reb, 1ast. "I liked the talks with coach Wilder and am convinced that I can learn a lot from him. I got to know some of my new teammates and feel we will have good team chemistry. I also liked and was convinced from the great medical care", added Leon Friederici.

Source:FC Schalke






Phoenix Hagen Sign Javon Baumann - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Phoenix Hagen have announced the signing of Javon Baumann (203-F-92). Baumann is a 24 year old 203cm center from Solms-Oberbiel, Germany that has returned back to Germany after spending the last 5 years in the States at St.Joseph's (NCAA) playing a total of 100 games and as a senior played 30 games averaging 2.8ppg, 3.6rpg. At first glance, he isn't the big scorer, but moreover a player that can impact the game on the defensive end. In his second season he set a school record with 39 blocks. "He is a very physical player that has a strong and athletic body and has high game intelligence. In college he had the role of defending and rebounding and we want to integrate him more into our offense. I heard very many good things about him. I am happy that he decided to come here and his last name has some tradition with the first American in the Phoenix Hagen history being Adam Baumann"stressed head coach Matthias Grothe. Before going to the States, he learned his basketball trade in the Giessen organization playing one BBL game and 19 Pro B games for Lich. He was a German NBBL All-Star in 2011 and won the Atlantic 10 tournament in 2014 and 2016.

Source:Phoenix Hagen




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

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

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

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

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

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

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




Will Sharp Shooter Kyle Kuric And FC Bayern Munich Become A Fit? - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

A day before game 3 between the Brose Baskets Bamberg and FC Bayern Munich, CEO Marko Pesic was displaying a friendly, but somewhat cautious smile in the Fraport arena after he witnessed the blowout win of his NBBL team against the Young Rasta Dragons as he knew that getting too confident about possibly getting that only club title of the season at the youth level was too early since the BBL team had a do or die game 24 hours later in Bamberg in hopes of saving their season. Instead the next day Pesic witnessed the third playoff loss to their archrivals in three years and second sweep in a row as he possibly was hoping for the NBBL magic of Frankfurt in the final where they destroyed IBAM would somehow have miraculously carried over to Bamberg. Or if Devin Booker who had had a solid game of 13 points, six rebounds and four assists could have inherited that major beast mode game of NBBL player Marko Pecarski who averaged 26,9ppg and 15,6rpg at the European Championships U16 in Radom (Poland) which most likely would have got FC Bayern Munich over the hump and forced a game four in Munich. But then again maybe it wasn't so much that beast mode that was needed, but moreover that deadly sniper as the club couldn't muster anything from downtown in game one shooting 2/16 and 3/21 in game three. Kyle Kuric (193-G/F-89, college: Louisville) could be that sniper and more that FC Bayern Munich was missing to help have gotten them by Bamberg.

No season is fully satisfying for any FC Bayern Munich club if the league title isn't achieved. Maybe it's something extra special that the football players are being served for meals that has made them so successful winning the last 5 Bundesliga titles, but then again one can't deny the fact that the budgets that both have and what kind of players they can reel in just isn't comparable, because if the basketball department had the money that the football team had, then you would have a starting five of top Euroleague players. The club had a very potent team this season and an excellent coach and teacher in Sasa Djordjevic who brought in a good mix of players and implemented a defensive philosophy that was understood and translated onto the court as it was the second best in the BBL giving up only 71 points per game. He was able to incorporate solid team basketball that led to the second best offense in the league registering 85 points on average per game. These are two major positive aspects of FC Bayern Munich basketball, but once again it wasn't enough to get over the hump? There were some major deficiencies with the game that didn't allow them to win another title after 2014 and the biggest was the point guard position. They tried many experiments that just didn't work. Anton Gavel is a great player, but not fit to run the FC Bayern offense, but more a guy that will excel with his defensive pressure as well as his shooting. Nick Johnson was a rookie and seemed to be a bit overwhelmed by the whole situation and was too inconsistent and couldn't bring the needed playmaking poise. Lebron James buddy Dru Joyce was brought in late, but couldn't crack the system and possibly didn't get a fair chance as he is a guy who is used to playing many minutes and couldn't shine in only 14,8 minutes per game which slowed his confidence. The club has to get back to it's roots and get that Malcolm Delaney type player back that led them to the title in 2014. However finding that perfect point guard for the system is easier then said as Fraport Skyliners head coach Gordon Herbert could attest to.

FC Bayern Munich had solid personal at the 2-4 position, but besides the point guard position, the club could make adjustments at the center position. American Devin Booker had a solid season with the minutes he got, but at the back up position they might want to make changes. German Maik Zirbes was brought in to give the team added beast like physicality in the paint and he was able to make an impact on the offensive end, but on the defensive end the team lost some stability as they lacked consistency with switching. Generally finding the right German parts for some positions won't be a cake walk, because finding good German players for Euroleague competition is difficult. A guy like Nils Giffey could be an interesting fit to help at the two-three position, but in general the club will have to evaluate their players and scope the market. There aren't any suitable German players at the one and five positions, so they may want to stock up elsewhere. A Tibor Pleiss would be a refreshing welcome, but he is too expensive for FC Bayern Munich and more present in a dream of Marko Pesic or back in Cologne having a workout at the Nike Court in Grungurtel,

The 2016-2017 season ending for FC Bayern Munich is only 48 hours old, but BBL clubs are already looking to the future as getting that quick jump on the market is vital every summer. One player that could be in the easyCredit BBL next season is Kyle Kuric. According to Eurobasket sources FC Bayern Munich are heavily pursuing his services. Kuric is a 27 year old 193cm swingman from Evansville, Indiana that just completed his fifth professional season, fifth in Spain in the top league in Europe Endesa and third with Herbalife Gran Canaria where his season just ended losing in the playoffs to Baskona. The American who has Slovakian blood started his basketball career at Louisville (NCAA) and had a great 4 year run making the NCAA tournament each season and reaching the pinnacle in 2012 reaching the NCAA Final 4 and played with future NBA players like Chris Smith, Peyton Siva and Russ Smith. A memorable moment in his Louisville career where he played for legendary head coach Rick Pitino was his lay up with 4 seconds to go capping a 24-5 run in the last 5.44 to beat Marquette also later named the miracle on main street. He turned professional in 2012 and played his first two seasons with Tuenti Movil Estudiantes Madrid (Spain-Liga Endesa) and the last three seasons with Herbalife Gran Canaria (Spain-Liga Endesa) and with his stock always rising, now could be time for a possible change of scenery. He was in the news in 2015 when he suffered a brain tumor and on November 5th, had surgery to remove brain tumors that were diagnosed only a few days before He eventually underwent two additional surgeries to control brain swelling and got a skull implant. In addition he was in a coma for 48 hours and according to his agent then Guillermo Bermejo, his client could have died. However having had this unforgettable and frightening experience didn't hinder him from getting back on the floor and finding his top level of performance again. Only two months after his surgery, he played in the Spanish league again and in the summer of 2016 gave a superb presentation in the NBA Summer league with the Phoenix Suns averaging 9,7ppg in six games and shot an astounding 56% from the parking lot. He was a successful player before and after as he helped bring success to his teams as he led Gran Canaria to the 2015 Eurocup final and was a Spanish Liga Endesa Supercup Winner this year and was named MVP.

So why should FC Bayern Munich sign a player like Kyle Kuric? The club do have superb players this season like Bryce Taylor who is Munich's version of Oldenburg's Rickey Paulding who shoots 48% from outside and Nihad Djedovic who is an impact player and has that valuable German citizenship shooting 44% from downtown and a Vladimir Lucic who gave suitable support with 40% from outside, but nowadays being as complete as possible is most valuable and these three players have all special qualities and are in no way one dimensional players. However Kyle Kuric also belongs into the category of being a special player that won't only shoot out the lights, but brings many different good qualities to the floor that FC Bayern Munich would benefit from. He started his college career as a defensive specialist, but soon his biggest strength became his shot and that is what is the first thing that basketball experts mention when his name is heard. His stats don't lie. He has been at around 40% from outside every season in Spain and this past season shot a ridiculous 50% from the three point line in Champions League play and in the Endesa league at 39,9% which shows just how much consistency is sprouting in his shot. On top of that, the guy has been around the 50/40/90 each season something that is very difficult to do and makes a player like him so much more worthwhile and desired by a club like FC Bayern Munich. However Kuric can do so much more than just fire away and annoy opponents with his sniper arsenal. What makes Kuric just as valuable is that thanks to his size and quick hands, he can play three positions and be very effective at both ends of the floor which is also very rare in modern basketball. He is a player that makes very good decisions and doesn't force anything and sticks to what he does best. He can dunk with the best of them and gets up to the rim like no other and will always be remembered for his monster slam dunk against Notre Dame where he got the 2011 Papa John's Dunk of the Year. The phrase that best describes him from the standpoint of any coach would be 'He's a hell of a player'. Walter Tigers Tuebingen head coach Tyron Mccoy attended the 2017 JBBL/NBBL Youth final 4 in Frankfurt and despite having his own thoughts on how he will build his roster this season, his eyes lit up when the name Kyle Kuric was mentioned a player that Tuebingen can only dream about as he is way out of their budget possibilities. 'I saw Kuric play a few years ago when I was coaching the Artland Dragons in Eurocup play. You could see that he really fit the Gran Canaria system. He is a decent athlete and an excellent shooter. He is simply a very effective player that reads the screens well. I think he could fit into any team's system, not only that of FC Bayern', stressed Tyron Mccoy. Of course that shooting label once there, isn't erased easily. 'He was a real shooter at Louisville', smiled ex Walter Tigers Tuebingen head coach Igor Perovic. Kuric isn't that big scorer, but that isn't what FC Bayern Munich needs, but a guy that is able to do so many good things for his team at a consistent rate. It obviously doesn't hurt that he brings that amazing shooting ability to the table. It will be interesting to see where the basketball journey of Kyle Kuric will take him. Kuric is a guy that should have deserved an NBA chance last season after a strong summer league and after another potent Endesa season also would deserve to be on the shopping lists of Real Madrid and FC Barcelona now. A guy like Nihad Djedovic could be the odd man out should he arrive, but then again he has a German passport which may keep him on board. If FC Bayern Munich will land Kuric is the question, but if they do then they will have to fork over a lot of dough for him.




The EN Baskets Schwelm Have Added Marley Jean-Louis - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The EN Baskets Schwelm have gotton active on the transfer market and added Marley Jean-Louis (188-G-94). Louis is a 23 year old 188cm guard that comes from the WWU Baskets Muenster (Regionalliga) where he played the last two seasons. Last season for the WWU Baskets Muenster (Regionalliga) he played 26 games averaging 10.2ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 47.4%, 3PT: 45.0%, FT: 64.3%. "Marley decided to be at a high level again. He had a good basic training with Alba Berlin and he showed in the games against last season that he can be a help for us physicaly at both ends of the court", explained head coach Falk Moeller.

Jean Louis started his career with the ALBA Berlin junior team and played his first season with Alba Berlin 2 in 2012-2013 playing 22 games averaging 7.4ppg, 2.5rpg
In the 2013-2014 season with the ALBA Berlin 2nd team (Regionalliga) he played 22 games averaging 11.3ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.2apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 57.7%, 3Pts: 40.0%, FT: 71.3%
IN his last season with the ALBA Berlin 2nd team (Regionalliga) he played 23 games averaging 9.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 49.3%, 3PT: 31.5%, FT: 81.0%
He joined the WWU Baskets Muenster (Regionalliga) in 2015 playing 26 games averaging 6.6ppg, 2.0rpg, FGP: 41.1%, 3PT: 35.9%, FT: 76.8%. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been Belgrade International Junior Tournament -11 and German Regionalliga (West Group) Runner-Up -16, 17.

Source:EN Baskets Schwelm



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  GHANA  


2017 ABL Women's season to recommence on June 15 - by Yaw Mintah

The 2017 Accra Basketball League (ABL) Women's Division is currently on hold but games are set to begin on June 15 when action returns to the Lebanon House Court in Tudu, Accra. The second half of the season commences on the above mentioned date following the recent announcement by the league's board.

Though the first half is not yet completely over, the decision to set a date for the remainder of the season was set to give teams ample time to prepare for the upcoming challenges. An outstanding game between Ghana Navy and University of Ghana (UG) has been scheduled to be played on Thursday June 1 after heavy rains prevented the fixture from being honored on May 25 at the same venue.

A registration period for teams to bolster their roster has been decided to start on June 1 and end June 12 ahead of the 2017 season's recommencement; all five teams competing in the league are tipped to register new players due to a myriad of reasons chief among them injuries.

So far, the league has experienced an improved level of competition with shock results including defending Champions Braves of Customs struggle to hold unto the standings summit following two straight losses to league leader Tudu Galaxy.

Last season, Braves clinched the trophy without a loss all season . University of Ghana ranks last in the standings after winning three from six games played so far in the campaign.



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  GREECE  

Stats Leaders - A1

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


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

FINAL
Olympiacos - Panathinaikos 63-58

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

3-4 Place
AEK Athens - Aris 90-74

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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Kok re-signs at Rotterdam - by Igor Obradovic

Rotterdam Challengers (Eredivisie) confirmed in their roster 26-year old forward Michael Kok (190-91). He has played there for the last five seasons. In 29 Eredivisie games he had 8.3ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.7apg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Kok's team made it to the Promotie Divisie Semifinals in 2014. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Promotie Divisie Honorable Mention back in 2012.
Kok has played previously for Rotterdam 2nd team.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ISRAEL  

Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Mark LYONS
  Hapoel T-A
  (185-PG-89)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Lyons, Hapoel T-A20.1 
 2. Wyatt, Hapoel H.18.8 
 3. Selby, Maccabi K/G17.5 
 4. Simon, Maccabi .17.2 
 5. Siggers, Galil Gilboa17.1 
 6. Hopson, Ironi N.16.7 
 7. Holloway, Hapoel H.16.7 
 8. Bowman, Maccabi .16.1 
 9. Milbourne, Hapoel E.16.0 
 10. Holloway, Galil G.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karam MASHOUR
  Bnei H.
  (198-F-91)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Mashour, Bnei H.10.2 
 2. Holloway, Galil G.10.0 
 3. Atkins, Hapoel Holon8.5 
 4. Adrien, Bnei H.7.9 
 5. Howell, Hapoel T-A7.8 
 6. Cohen, Maccabi .7.7 
 7. Griffin, Galil Gilboa7.1 
 8. Carmichael, Maccabi .7.1 
 9. Iverson, Maccabi .7.0 
 10. Kitchen, Ironi N.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Gregory VARGAS
  Maccabi .
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Vargas, Maccabi .6.7 
 2. Henry, Hapoel Eilat6.0 
 3. Kitchen, Ironi N.5.8 
 4. Blatt, Hapoel T-A5.4 
 5. Mekel, Maccabi T-A5.0 
 6. Lyons, Hapoel T-A4.8 
 7. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .4.6 
 8. Ewing, Maccabi .4.5 
 9. Limonad, Hapoel T.4.4 
 10. Selby, Maccabi K/G4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Joaquin SHUCHMAN
  Galil G.
  (191-G-95)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Shuchman, Galil G.2.1 
 2. Vargas, Maccabi .1.9 
 3. Long, Maccabi .1.9 
 4. Carter, Maccabi .1.8 
 5. Henry, Hapoel Eilat1.8 
 6. Kinsey, Hapoel J-M1.8 
 7. Taylor, Maccabi .1.7 
 8. Dennis, Bnei H.1.7 
 9. DiBartolomeo, Maccabi .1.7 
 10. Howell, Hapoel T-A1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Eric GRIFFIN
  Galil Gilboa
  (203-F-90)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Griffin, Galil Gilboa1.8 
 2. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat1.3 
 3. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.1.3 
 4. Jones, Hapoel J-M1.2 
 5. Mitchell, Maccabi .1.1 
 6. Adrien, Bnei H.1.1 
 7. Daniels, Hapoel Eilat1.0 
 8. Carter, Maccabi .0.9 
 9. Chubrevich, Hapoel H.0.9 
 10. McCrea, Maccabi .0.9 


Recap of Winner League Round 2 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Ironi Nahariya - Hapoel J-M 77-64

Ironi Nahariya outgunned Hapoel Jerusalem to take 2-0 lead in the series. Hapoel Jerusalem was ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 42-28 second half run of Ironi Nahariya. American swingman Scotty Hopson (200-89, college: Tennessee) orchestrated the victory by scoring 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. The other American import Tyrone Nash (203-88, college: Notre Dame) contributed with 14 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four Ironi Nahariya players scored in double figures. The former international forward Lior Eliyahu (205-85) replied with 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and American point guard Curtis Jerrells (185-87, college: Baylor) added 11 points and 5 assists in the effort for Hapoel Jerusalem.
Top scorers:
Ironi Nahariya: J.Skjoldebrand 16+4reb+1ast, T.Nash 14+8reb, S.Hopson 13+8reb+4ast, N.Faust 11+4reb+1ast, N.Berkowitz 11+3reb+3ast, D.Kitchen 7+4reb+5ast
Hapoel J-M: L.Eliyahu 13+8reb+4ast, T.Kinsey 12+2reb+2ast, C.Jerrells 11+3reb+5ast, J.Dyson 9+3reb, B.Timor 9+4reb+3ast, T.Peterson 8+8reb
gschID: 546936


Maccabi Rishon - Hapoel Eilat 97-73

Maccabi Rishon stormed past Hapoel Eilat to even the series at 1-1. The game without a history. Maccabi Rishon led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Maccabi Rishon outrebounded Hapoel Eilat 37-26 including 27 on the defensive glass. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 63.6 percentage. Maccabi Rishon looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Hapoel Eilat's players. 24 personal fouls committed by Hapoel Eilat helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. International power forward Idan Zalmanson (206-95) scored 14 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and American swingman Patrick Richard (196-90, college: McNeese St., agency: Inception Sports) chipped in 14 points and 4 assists during the contest. Four Maccabi Rishon players scored in double figures. The former international center Robert Rothbart (217-86, agency: Octagon Europe) responded with 8 points and 7 rebounds and naturalized Danish guard Chanan Colman (191-84, college: Chipola JC) scored 13 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.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Rishon: C.Thomas 18+1reb+1ast, I.Zalmanson 14+7reb+3ast, P.Richard 14+3reb+4ast, E.Kadir 12+3reb+2ast, N.Hanochi 12+3reb+3ast, S.Dawson 7+8reb+3ast
Hapoel Eilat: C.Colman 13+1reb+1ast, A.Nissim 12, W.Daniels 12+1reb, R.Rothbart 8+7reb+1ast, L.Milbourne 8+4reb+1ast, R.Menco 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 546935


Bnei Hertzeliyya - Maccabi T-A 63-89

Maccabi Tel-Aviv celebrated the second straight win over Bnei Herzeliyya. The game was mostly controlled by Maccabi T-A. Bnei Hasharon was better in fourth quarter 20-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Maccabi T-A made 17-of-20 charity shots (85.0 percent) during the game. Strangely Bnei Hasharon outrebounded Maccabi T-A 41-29 including a 17-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. American forward Quincy Miller-Scott (206-92, college: Baylor) notched 19 points and 8 rebounds to lead the effort and the other American import DJ Seeley (193-89, college: CS Fullerton) supported him with 17 points. Four Maccabi T-A players scored in double figures. Maccabi T-A's coach Arik Shivek felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 16 points by American guard Brandon Triche (193-91, college: Syracuse) did not help to save the game for Bnei Hasharon. Power forward Yariv Amiram (204-94) added 9 points and 12 rebounds for the hosts.
Top scorers:
Maccabi T-A: Q.Miller-Scott 19+8reb+2ast, D.Seeley 17+3reb+2ast, V.Rudd 13+2reb+3ast, D.Smith 11+1reb, A.Goudelock 11+2reb+2ast, G.Pnini 8+1reb+4ast
Bnei Hertzeliyya: B.Triche 16+4reb+2ast, J.Adrien 14+6reb, Y.Amiram 9+12reb+1ast, K.Mashour 6+8reb+1ast, T.Green 5+2reb+2ast, D.Sharp 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 546934


Maccabi Haifa - Hapoel Holon 101-70

Maccabi Haifa thumped visiting Hapoel Holon to draw things level in the series. The game without a history. Maccabi Haifa led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Maccabi Haifa outrebounded Hapoel Holon 39-24 including 25 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The best player for the winners was naturalized American point guard John DiBartolomeo (183-91, college: Rochester, agency: Duran International) who scored 28 points and 4 steals. Venezuelan point guard Gregory Vargas (180-86, agency: Pro Sports) chipped in 12 points and 8 assists. DiBartolomeo is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five Maccabi Haifa players scored in double figures. American point guard Jordan Taylor (188-89, college: Wisconsin, agency: Pensack Sports) produced 16 points and 4 assists and his fellow American import guard Tu Holloway (182-89, college: Xavier) added 21 points respectively for the guests. 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.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Haifa: J.DiBartolomeo 28+4reb+3ast, O.Blayzer 13+3reb+1ast, G.Vargas 12+3reb+8ast, W.Workman 11+6reb+2ast, K.Pinkney 10+7reb+3ast, O.Mendez-Valdez 8+5reb+1ast
Hapoel Holon: T.Holloway 21+1reb+1ast, J.Taylor 16+3reb+4ast, G.Israeli 10+1reb+1ast, D.Atkins 6+5reb, S.Harush 6+2reb, J.Bell 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 546933





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  ITALY  

Stats Leaders - SerieA

Points Per Game
 Marcus LANDRY
  Brescia
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Landry, Brescia19.6 
 2. Sosa, JuveCaserta19.3 
 3. Jones, VL Pesaro19.2 
 4. Johnson, AV Cantu19.0 
 5. MBaye, Enel B.17.7 
 6. Johnson, Openjobm.17.6 
 7. Ragland, Scandone.17.3 
 8. Aradori, Grissin .15.9 
 9. Logan, Scandone AV15.7 
 10. Holloway, Vanoli C.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 O.D. ANOSIKE
  Openjobm.
  (203-F/C-91)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Anosike, Openjobm.11.1 
 2. Jones, VL Pesaro10.1 
 3. Watt, JuveCaserta9.0 
 4. Washington, Auxilium.8.6 
 5. White, Auxilium TO8.0 
 6. Fesenko, Scandone.7.4 
 7. Johnson, AV Cantu7.2 
 8. Nnoko, VL Pesaro7.1 
 9. Lawal, Banco d.7.0 
 10. Thomas, Vanoli CR7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Luca VITALI
  Brescia
  (201-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Vitali, Brescia7.1 
 2. Sosa, JuveCaserta5.9 
 3. Wright, Auxilium.5.5 
 4. Maynor, Openjobm.5.5 
 5. Moore, The F.5.4 
 6. Dowdell, AV Cantu5.4 
 7. Ragland, Scandone.5.2 
 8. Craft, Dolomiti.4.7 
 9. Holloway, Vanoli C.4.4 
 10. Green, Scandone AV4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Aaron CRAFT
  Dolomiti.
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Craft, Dolomiti.2.2 
 2. Sutton, Dolomiti.1.8 
 3. Green, Scandone AV1.8 
 4. Moss, Brescia1.7 
 5. Logan, Scandone AV1.6 
 6. Jones, VL Pesaro1.5 
 7. Forray, Dolomiti.1.5 
 8. Goss, Enel Brindisi1.5 
 9. Bostic, JuveCaserta1.5 
 10. Needham, Grissin .1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Norvel PELLE
  Openjobm.
  (208-F-93)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Pelle, Openjobm.2.1 
 2. Cervi, Grissin .1.9 
 3. Watt, JuveCaserta1.8 
 4. Johnson, AV Cantu1.4 
 5. Putney, JuveCaserta1.2 
 6. Lawal, Banco d.1.2 
 7. Thomas, Vanoli CR1.1 
 8. Biligha, Vanoli CR1.1 
 9. Berggren, Brescia1.1 
 10. Carter, Enel Brindisi1.0 


Stats Leaders - Lega2

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


stats leader

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


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

Orzinuovi GaGa - Omegna 72-62

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


Montegrano - Campli 72-48

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


Napoli Cuore - Palestrina 73-56

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


Cento - Bergamo 47-51

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





Serie A2 Round 1 of Semifinals: Trieste and Bologna with first wins - by Eurobasket News

Alma Trieste - F.Kontatto BO 85-75

Alma Trieste made 16-of-18 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. American forward Jordan Parks (201-94, college: N.C.Central, agency: Two Points) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 12 rebounds for the winners and forward Matteo Da-Ros (204-89) chipped in 12 points and 5 assists. At the losing side American-Jordanian guard Alex Legion (195-88, college: FIU, agency: Octagon Europe) responded with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and American forward Justin Knox (205-89, college: N.Carolina, agency: Two Points) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Alma Trieste: J.Parks 26+12reb+3ast, M.Da Ros 12+3reb+5ast, J.Green 11+4reb, L.Baldasso 9+1reb+2ast, A.Pecile 8+1reb, S.Bossi 7+5reb
F.Kontatto BO: S.Mancinelli 22+3reb, A.Legion 15+7reb+4ast, J.Knox 13+13reb, D.Cinciarini 8+1reb, L.Candi 7+3reb+2ast, M.Montano 4+1reb
gschID: 547404


Virtus Bologna - Ravenna 73-57

Virtus Bologna made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. American center Kenny Lawson (207-88, college: Creighton) stepped up and scored 17 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and the former international swingman Guido Rosselli (198-83) chipped in 7 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. At the losing side American power forward Taylor Smith (199-91, college: SF Austin) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and power forward Alberto Chiumenti (204-87, agency: Players Group) scored 14 points and 5 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Virtus Bologna: K.Lawson 17+9reb, M.Umeh 11+3reb+3ast, G.Spizzichini 9+1reb, S.Gentile 9+3reb+1ast, M.Spissu 9+2reb+2ast, G.Rosselli 7+9reb+6ast
Ravenna: T.Smith 15+10reb+1ast, A.Chiumenti 14+5reb, S.Masciadri 10+6reb, A.Raschi 5+2reb+3ast, G.Sabatini 5+1reb+2ast, M.Tambone 4+3reb+2ast
gschID: 547403





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

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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  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.13.8 
 4. Lavrinovic, Lietkabe.13.2 
 5. Diggs, Juventus13.2 
 6. Low, P.Zvaigzdes12.7 
 7. Sulskis, Juventus12.6 
 8. Olisevicius, P.Zvaigz.12.5 
 9. Cepukaitis, Juven.12.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Julius KAZAKAUSKAS
  Dzuki.
  (197-F-90)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Kazakauskas, Dzuki.7.8 
 2. Guscikas, Dzukija7.7 
 3. Gordon, Lietuvos.7.1 
 4. Cepukaitis, Juven.6.7 
 5. Gudaitis, Lietuvos.6.7 
 6. Smiljanic, Nevezis5.9 
 7. Echodas, Siauliai5.9 
 8. Grant, Neptunas5.7 
 9. Lekunas, Siauliai5.4 
 10. Korenyuk, Siauliai5.3 
Assists Per Game
 Toni PROSTRAN
  Nevezis
  (182-G-91)
  Avg: 7
 1. Prostran, Nevezis7.0 
 2. Low, P.Zvaigzdes6.1 
 3. Sabeckis, Siauliai5.9 
 4. Drew II, Neptunas5.6 
 5. Diggs, Juventus5.2 
 6. Williams, Lietkabelis4.4 
 7. Hernandez, Dzukija4.2 
 8. Westermann, Zalgiris3.8 
 9. Logan, Lietuvos.3.8 
 10. Lekavicius, Zalgiris3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Donatas SABECKIS
  Siauliai
  (197-F-92)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Sabeckis, Siauliai1.7 
 2. Lipkevicius, Vytautas1.5 
 3. Lukauskis, Lietkabe.1.5 
 4. Diggs, Juventus1.5 
 5. Love-Roberts, Nevez.1.5 
 6. Delininkaiti., Vytau.1.4 
 7. Giedraitis, Lietuvos.1.4 
 8. Williams, Lietkabelis1.4 
 9. Low, P.Zvaigzdes1.4 
 10. Lofton, Neptunas1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Andriy AGAFONOV
  P.Zvaigz.
  (208-PF-86)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Agafonov, P.Zvaigz.1.2 
 2. Gudaitis, Lietuvos.1.2 
 3. Galdikas, Juventus1.2 
 4. Balashov, P.Zvaigz.1.0 
 5. Cepukaitis, Juven.0.9 
 6. Lima, Zalgiris0.8 
 7. Kulvietis, Vytautas0.8 
 8. Lavrinovic, Lietkabe.0.8 
 9. Guscikas, Dzukija0.8 
 10. Skucas, Lietkabelis0.7 


Richard Solomon could be added to Zalgiris roster - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (LKL) is considering to land 25-year old American forward Richard Solomon (208-107kg-92, college: California, agency: Pensack Sports) who currently played at BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral in France. In 31 ProA games he recorded 10.1ppg, 8.0rpg and 1.2spg this season. Solomon also spent pre-season at the Hawks in NBA earlier that year.
He received All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention award back in 2014 at his college time.
Solomon has played also professionally in Japan (Toyota Alvark), NBA (Oklahoma City Thunder) and D-League (Oklahoma City Blue).
He attended University of California until 2014 and it is his third season in pro basketball.
Solomon's game is described as: Has a great wingspan over a lanky frame. He's a good athlete with the right size to play the 4 position. Also, has good hands, quick feet, good timing to grab rebounds. Needs to improve his one-on-one defending skills.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  MEXICO  


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

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

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

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

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

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



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  NBA  


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

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



Nets Will Pursue Otto Porter, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope - by Eurobasket News

The Nets are planning an aggressive push for restricted free agents again, with Washington's Otto Porter (6'8''-F-93, college: Georgetown) and Detroit's Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (6'5''-G-93, college: Georgia) as targets, tweets Keith Smith of RealGM. It would be the continuation of a strategy that resulted in a four-year, $75MM offer sheet for Portland's Allen Crabbe (6'6''-G-92, college: California) and a four-year, $50MM offer to Miami's Tyler Johnson (6'4''-G-92, college: Fresno St.) last summer. Both deals were matched by their current teams. Similar offers this year would create financial dilemmas for the Wizards and Pistons, Smith adds. Brooklyn has about $27MM in cap room right now and could easily get into position to offer a max deal to Porter or Caldwell-Pope. Most of that salary for next season is tied up in Brook Lopez ($22.6MM) and Jeremy Lin ($12MM), with eight players on the roster making between $1.12MM and $1.7MM. A fourth-year small forward, Porter has been a starter in Washington the past two seasons. He averaged 13.4 points and 6.4 rebounds in 80 games this year. Although the Wizards own his Bird rights, the team is in a bind with only about $7MM in cap space and the need to re-sign Bojan Bogdanovic (6'8''-SF-89) and rebuild a faltering bench. Caldwell-Pope has been Detroit's starter at shooting guard for the past three and a half seasons and averaged 13.8 points per game this year. The Pistons are about $3MM over the cap entering this summer.
Courtesy of: hoopsrumors.com



Los Angeles Lakers to add Miles Simon to coaching staff - by Eurobasket News

The Los Angeles Lakers are finalizing a deal to hire Miles Simon to their coaching staff, reports Tania Ganguli of the LA Times. Simon will reportedly be replacing Theo Robertson, who worked in player development for the Lakers before joining the California Golden Bears' coaching staff this offseason. Simon becomes the fourth Arizona product on the Lakers' coaching staff, with head coach Luke Walton and assistants Jesse Mermuys and Jud Buechler being the other three. Simon has been a college basketball analyst for ESPN since 2008 and currently coaches the California Supreme U17 AAU team. He also was the head coach of the 2017 USA Junior National Select Team for the 2017 Nike Hoop Summit. Prior to that he was an assistant coach at Arizona from 2005 to 2008 under Lute Olson and is most known for being a key part of the Wildcats' 1997 championship team. The Lakers also worked out Kadeem Allen on Tuesday, so maybe they're not done adding former Arizona Wildcats this offseason.
Courtesy of: azdesertswarm.com




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  NCAA1  


Ten players who should have stayed in school - by Rick Ross

Courtesy of CBSSPORTS.COM

Ten players taking a big risk in the NBA Draft but should have stayed in college
Now that we know, for good, who is returning to college and who is staying in the NBA Draft, let's move on for a moment from teams and instead talk about the prospects -- particularly the players who are staying in this year's draft pool but might be making the wrong decision.
Before we go on, I do want to say that I think the NCAA's new timeline for deadline and evaluation allowance is working. Players now have until 10 days after the completion of the combine to make their choice, once and for all, on whether to return to school. This has been in place for two years, and what I'm finding is that most are making the right call. The feedback is being listened to. Nature is taking its course.
Of course, there are some exceptions. While many of the players listed below will be drafted, the common theme here is that they're leaving more-likely college potential on the table to chase NBA possibilities. It's not an easy decision, I know. With that in mind, here are 10 players who have signed an agent, but might have been better off -- in the long run -- squeezing in one more season of college basketball.
Tony Bradley | PF | North Carolina

Tony Bradley is purely taking a risk here, and it's a fascinating one. He's the first one-and-done player to come out of UNC in a decade (somewhat surprising, that). He wasn't one of UNC's five most important or impactful players last season, but he was set up to be a top-three guy if he came back for his sophomore year. That won't happen.

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Now, this is not a bad decision by any means, but Bradley's likely to be a second-round pick this year after averaging 7.1 points and 5.1 rebounds in 14.6 minutes. His per-40 numbers, though, were great. He was clipping at 19.5 points and 14.1 rebounds in per-40, and his player efficiency rating (PER) was a healthy 26.1. He shot 56 percent from 2-point range (he took no 3s) and had a 123.2 offensive rating (per KenPom), so that's pretty good. Not elite, but nice.
Ultimately, Bradley -- I believe -- would have been picked higher in the 2018 draft than in 2017. I think his development and impact with UNC next season would have put him in position to earn more money a year from now. He'll be picked on potential, and maybe he winds up being a first-round surprise.
Frank Jackson | SG | Duke

I really have to wonder what Frank Jackson considered when he decided to be a one-and-done guy. Let's look at his situation.
He is a five-star shooting guard prospect who was a spot starter and became a very good, confident role player for Duke last season. Had he returned for a second season in Durham, I think he would have been a top-30 player. With that, he likely would have averaged north of 15 points, even with Grayson Allen in the mix. I was told that Jackson's decision was not influenced by Allen returning or the prospect of Trevon Duval committing to Duke, which subsequently happened following Jackson staying in the draft for good.

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Jackson, who is 6-feet-4, averaged 10.9 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists and shot 54 percent from 2 and 39 percent from 3-point range. He has good strength, a nice shooting form and doesn't lack for competitiveness. With a year of seasoning, he probably would have transformed into a first-round pick. Instead, he takes a chance now. When you're a guarantee to be drafted, it's hard to say making the call to stay in the draft is a "bad decision." But I do believe Jackson is taking a risk here because his potential probably would have garnered him a higher spot and more money in a weaker draft in 2018.
Harry Giles | PF | Duke

Giles only qualifies as a risk because of the nature of his knee injuries. He is a walking risk. He had to go because, well what if he made no strides as a sophomore? His stock would only crater. Giles has had two major knee operations following ACL tears, and last October had his left knee scoped. He averaged 3.9 points and 3.8 rebounds in spot play last season. He saw the floor in 26 of Duke's 37 games. He is risk personified. But if he hits? If he can become even 85 percent of the player that he was as a high school prospect? He will be the steal of the 2017 draft. Giles could be taken anywhere from 24th to 44th.
P.J. Dozier | SG | South Carolina

The South Carolina sophomore is taking advantage of a Final Four run and hoping he can stick with a solid franchise. I find his case somewhat similar to Frank Jackson. I think one more year of college would have significantly bumped his draft position. Dozier was second fiddle last season to Sindarius Thornwell, a do-it-all player who was a CBS Sports first-team All-American. While Thornwell carried the heaviest load for the Gamecocks, Dozier averaged 13.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.7 steals. He was not an efficient player, though. He shot 45 percent from 2 and 30 percent from 3. His PER was C-level: 17.5.
Dozier will probably be drafted, but he'll go no higher than 45th. He's a smooth player with a 6-11 wingspan, so he has physical tools to be an NBA role player. However, South Carolina would have relied on him heavily next season and it's likely he could have competed to be the SEC Player of the Year. You combine a year of being the go-to guy with 12 more months of development, and Dozier could have had a chance to be a first-round pick.

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Edmond Sumner | PG | Xavier

Sumner's season ended in January when he tore his left ACL. Before the injury, he was projected as a first-round pick. In the latest round of post-deadline mock drafts, Sumner is firmly in the 40-or-lower category. Is it just the injury? Well, that's a lot of it. ACL tears for guards aren't seen as big-time red flags anymore, not the way they were even a decade ago. But Sumner has not been able to work out. Without teams getting to see his physical capabilities so close to the draft, he's essentially losing millions of dollars and a guaranteed contract.
Was Sumner advised of this when he made his decision to stay in the pool? If he would have opted to rehab and return to Xavier, the Musketeers would have been a borderline top-10 team in 2017-18, and a strong return for Sumner could have kept him in the first round of the 2018 draft. So, yes, this is certainly a risky call for him. But after going down with the type of injury he did, it's understandable why he wants to chase being a pro.
Kobi Simmons | PG | Arizona

Simmons was the forgotten freshman point guard in the year of the freshman point guard. If he gets picked, he'll be in the mid-50s at best, probably. Simmons is long and lean but was a nonfactor for much of Arizona's season. He didn't have nearly the statistical relevance as Lonzo Ball, Dennis Smith Jr., De'Aaron Fox or Markelle Fultz. So, yeah, when you leave a top-10 program after just one year and are not guaranteed to be drafted, that's the definition of a risky call. Particularly when you were a five-star prospect. The devil is in the details for Simmons, though. Would he have been a markedly bigger factor for Arizona next season if he stayed? In 2016-17, Simmons averaged 8.8 points and two assists in 23.5 minutes and shot 43.5 percent from 2-point range. He is 6-4 with a 6-6 wingspan. Most alarming was his 11.5 PER. Simmons might well have been overhyped from the time he was 16, unfortunately.

Nigel Williams-Goss was a top-10 player last season and might have been the preseason POY if he came back. USATSI
Nigel Williams-Goss | SG | Gonzaga

There is no player in this year's draft who would have been a better player in college next season than Williams-Goss. He vacillated in previous season on going, so to see him decide to leave now -- as he'll be 23 by the time the NBA season starts -- it's not a shocker. It's not a bad call, either. But considering Williams-Goss is also not a guaranteed draft pick, consider the alternative.

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Had Williams-Goss come back, he would have been the preseason pick for national player of the year. Gonzaga would have been close to a top-10 team and by nature of getting Williams-Goss back, the Zags could have hoped for a repeat Final Four showing. If he came back and even equaled his 2016-17 averages (16.8 points, six rebounds, 4.7 assists, 1.7 steals in 32.8 minutes), he would have reinforced his NBA resume. And, say it with me again, in a weaker draft in 2018 it's reasonable to believe Williams-Goss could have bumped up into the 40s rather than being a fringe pick in 2017.
Eric Mika | PF | BYU

Mika turned BYU's 2017-18 prospectus by opting to stay in the draft. A dynamic big man at the college level, Mika is a toss-up to be picked this year. He averaged 20.3 points and 9.2 rebounds for the Cougars last season. That came after his two-year mission. Mika was in a tough spot, because he played himself into prospect territory while losing two years due to his mission. Had he come back and posted similar numbers, it's probable his stock would not have jumped.
But it's not guaranteed. So there is some risk here. Not a lot, but it's still there.
Isaiah Briscoe | PG | Kentucky

Briscoe averaged 14 points, 5.5 assist and three rebounds while shooting 50.7 from 2-point range and making a big jump as a sophomore. But his game and performance through two seasons with the Wildcats hasn't convinced a number of scouts and general managers that he's an NBA-level player. Briscoe, who has a great 6-9 wingspan to accommodate his 6-3 frame, is likely going to get caught in a numbers game in this year's draft.
He's a point guard who lacks the physical quickness of most NBA point guards, and he doesn't have the 3-point shot to establish himself as even a B-level offensive threat. Could he grow into that kind of player? I think Briscoe has a ceiling but ultimately would have helped himself by coming back to Kentucky for one more season and acting as the undisputed leader and veteran on a team that will desperately need such a presence. Briscoe could have become a guy capable of being responsible of 40 percent of Kentucky's points (via his own buckets and assists) and if his usage rate and efficiency shot up, he would have had a chance at getting drafted in 2018.
Marcus Keene | PG | Central Michigan

I was bummed to see Keene walk away from college ball. He would have been one of the most enjoyable and interesting stories had he decided to stay. He led college basketball in scoring last season, putting up 30 points per game in addition to 4.9 assists and 4.5 rebounds. Keene became the first Division I player in 20 years to average 30 points.
He was relatively efficient, too, hitting 36.8 percent of his 3-pointers and 52.2 percent of his 2-pointers. Keene became more well-known as the season went along, but that was nothing compared to the publicity he would have received if he had come back. Preseason All-American was not out of the question. Another year of dominance, even if at a smaller school, would have brought him more recognition and higher demand in the overseas market. Keene has no shot of being drafted, as he's 5-9 and 22 years old.
It's not a risky move, so to speak, for him to sign with an agent and move on. But had he returned, CMU could have had a really good chance of going to the NCAAs, and Keene might have become one of the most discussed players in college basketball in 2017-18.



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

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

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

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

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

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



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PBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Cory JEFFERSON
  Alaska A.
  (206-F-90)
  Avg: 30.3
 1. Jefferson, Alaska A.30.3 
 2. Greene, TNT K.29.0 
 3. Brownlee, B.Gin.28.9 
 4. Smith, Blackwater28.4 
 5. Rhodes, SM Beermen27.3 
 6. Taggart, Rain o.26.1 
 7. McKay, Phoenix24.2 
 8. Chism, NLEX R.23.5 
 9. White, Globalport21.8 
 10. Mitchell, Star H.21.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Greg SMITH
  Blackwater
  (208-C-91)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Smith, Blackwater21.1 
 2. Stepheson, Meralco .20.9 
 3. McKay, Phoenix17.7 
 4. White, Globalport14.8 
 5. Greene, TNT K.14.4 
 6. Mitchell, Star H.14.4 
 7. Wright, Mahindra14.2 
 8. Chism, NLEX R.14.1 
 9. Jefferson, Alaska A.14.1 
 10. Taggart, Rain o.11.9 
Assists Per Game
 Chris ROSS
  SM Beermen
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Ross, SM Beermen6.9 
 2. Castro-W., TNT K.6.9 
 3. Romeo, Globalport5.8 
 4. Cabagnot, SM Be.5.8 
 5. Brownlee, B.Gin.5.1 
 6. Smith, Blackwater5.1 
 7. Enciso, Alaska Aces4.9 
 8. Tenorio, B.Ginebra4.6 
 9. Thompson, B.Gin.4.5 
 10. Wright, Phoenix4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Mark BARROCA
  Star H.
  (178-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Barroca, Star H.2.4 
 2. Ross, SM Beermen2.4 
 3. Jalalon, Star H.2.3 
 4. Brownlee, B.Gin.2.0 
 5. Cruz, Rain or Shine1.5 
 6. Norwood, Rain o.1.5 
 7. Exciminiano, Alaska A.1.5 
 8. Newsome, Meralco .1.4 
 9. Cabagnot, SM Be.1.4 
 10. Jazul, Phoenix1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Tony MITCHELL
  Star H.
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Mitchell, Star H.2.9 
 2. Aguilar, B.Ginebra2.7 
 3. White, Globalport2.4 
 4. Brownlee, B.Gin.2.3 
 5. McKay, Phoenix2.2 
 6. Stepheson, Meralco .1.8 
 7. Rhodes, SM Beermen1.8 
 8. Jefferson, Alaska A.1.7 
 9. Fajardo, SM Be.1.5 
 10. Taggart, Rain o.1.5 



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DBE Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Travis RELEFORD
  Siarka
  (198-SG-90)
  Avg: 18.1
 1. Releford, Siarka18.1 
 2. Szubarga, Asseco18.0 
 3. Czerapowicz, Kro.17.7 
 4. Ireland, Trefl S.17.4 
 5. Brown, Szczecin16.4 
 6. Miles, Polpharma15.3 
 7. Matczak, Asseco14.7 
 8. Michalak, PGE T.14.6 
 9. Lewis, Energa C.14.4 
 10. Johnson, MKS D.14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Zane KNOWLES
  Siarka
  (208-C-92)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Knowles, Siarka10.9 
 2. King, Stal Ostrow10.1 
 3. Fraser, Polfarme.9.0 
 4. Markovic, Trefl S.8.8 
 5. Peterson, Start L.8.7 
 6. Harris, AZS K.8.6 
 7. Bartosz, Polfarme.8.2 
 8. Kravish, Energa C.8.1 
 9. Archibeque, PGE T.7.1 
 10. Czerapowicz, Kro.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Aaron JOHNSON
  Stal O.
  (173-PG-88)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Johnson, Stal O.7.1 
 2. Blassingame, Energa C.7.0 
 3. Robinson, Szczecin5.7 
 4. Grzelinski, Siarka5.6 
 5. Brown, Siarka5.6 
 6. Koszarek, Stelm.5.5 
 7. Laczynski, Anwil5.4 
 8. Wiggins, Start Lublin5.2 
 9. Szubarga, Asseco5.0 
 10. Lewis, Energa C.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Russell ROBINSON
  Szczecin
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Robinson, Szczecin2.2 
 2. Brown, Siarka1.9 
 3. Markovic, Trefl S.1.9 
 4. Johnson, Stal O.1.8 
 5. Lewis, Energa C.1.8 
 6. Grochowski, Polfarme.1.7 
 7. Laczynski, Anwil1.6 
 8. Johnson, MKS D.1.6 
 9. Millage, AZS K.1.6 
 10. Wiggins, Start Lublin1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin JACKSON
  Energa C.
  (204-C/F-90)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Jackson, Energa C.1.8 
 2. Mbodj, Torun1.6 
 3. Knowles, Siarka1.6 
 4. Kravish, Energa C.1.4 
 5. King, Stal Ostrow1.2 
 6. Sajus, Polpharma1.2 
 7. Wyka, Krosno1.1 
 8. Robbins, Szczecin1.1 
 9. Weaver, Torun1.1 
 10. Gabinski, Polfarme.1.0 


PLK Round 5 of Semi-Finals. Stelmet ZG enter Finals - by Eurobasket News

Stelmet ZG - Stal Ostrow 95-71

The game was mostly controlled by Stelmet. BM Slam Stal managed to win second period 26-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding BM Slam Stal to just 6 points in fourth quarter. Stelmet made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Stelmet had a 27-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. American forward Armani Moore (193-94, college: Tennessee) stepped up and scored 21 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and international center Adam Hrycaniuk (206-84, college: Cincinnati) chipped in 15 points and 9 rebounds. Four Stelmet players scored in double figures. American point guard Aaron Johnson (173-88, college: UAB, agency: Two Points) responded with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 assists and the other American import swingman Marc-Antonio Carter (191-85, college: NC-Wilmington, agency: Interperformances) scored 17 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.
Top scorers:
Stelmet ZG: A.Moore 21+6reb+3ast, A.Hrycaniuk 15+9reb+1ast, P.Zamojski 13+4reb+2ast, J.Florence 12+1reb+3ast, T.Kelati 11+4reb+1ast, V.Dragicevic 8+2reb+2ast
Stal Ostrow: M.Antonio Carter 17+2reb+3ast, S.King 10+8reb+3ast, A.Johnson 10+2reb+10ast, L.Majewski 8+1reb, S.Szewczyk 7+2reb, K.Chanas 5+3reb
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Krosno adds Jakov Mustapic for new season - by Greg

Miasto Szkla Krosno (PLK) added to their roster 22-year old Croatian guard Jakov Mustapic (193-94). He moved there from Vrij.Osijek in Croatian A1 league where he played this season. In 27 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.8ppg, 5.1rpg, 4.0apg and 1.8spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of Croatian U18 Championships for two years in a row (2011 and 2012). Mustapic was also voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 2nd Team back in 2012.
He represented Croatia at the World Championships U19 in Prague (Czech Republic) four years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 9.2ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.4apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 51.2%, 3PT: 37.9%, FT: 61.5%.
Mustapic has played also professionally for other Croatian teams like KK Split, Kvarner, Cedevita, KK_Zabok and Mladost_Zagreb.

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Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Victor LIZ
  Ponce
  (193-SG-86)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Liz, Ponce20.5 
 2. Wilkins, Guayama19.8 
 3. Huertas, Arecibo19.1 
 4. Rosario, Quebradillas19.0 
 5. Costner, Humacao18.4 
 6. Laury, Mayaguez18.3 
 7. Warrick, Ponce17.8 
 8. Arroyo, Fajardo17.4 
 9. Mendoza, Aguada17.0 
 10. Martinez, Humacao16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eric DAWSON
  Ponce
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 11
 1. Dawson, Ponce11.0 
 2. Laury, Mayaguez9.8 
 3. Romero, Bayamon9.4 
 4. Famous, Humacao9.4 
 5. Collier, Mayaguez8.8 
 6. James, Fajardo8.7 
 7. James, Fajardo8.5 
 8. Lalanne, Arecibo7.8 
 9. Behanan, Arecibo7.7 
 10. Samhan, Aguada7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Carlos ARROYO
  Fajardo
  (188-PG-79)
  Avg: 7
 1. Arroyo, Fajardo7.0 
 2. Browne, San German7.0 
 3. Guzman, Humacao6.7 
 4. Abreu, Aguada6.6 
 5. Fitch, Quebradillas6.4 
 6. Garcia, Quebradillas5.6 
 7. Smith, Quebradillas5.5 
 8. Soto, Bayamon5.1 
 9. Clemente, Arecibo5.0 
 10. Gonzalez, Bayamon4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Victor LIZ
  Ponce
  (193-SG-86)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Liz, Ponce1.9 
 2. Behanan, Arecibo1.4 
 3. Cintron-C., Humac.1.4 
 4. Wilkins, Guayama1.3 
 5. Collier, Mayaguez1.3 
 6. Fitch, Quebradillas1.3 
 7. Smith, Quebradillas1.3 
 8. Browne, San German1.3 
 9. Mendoza, Aguada1.2 
 10. James, Fajardo1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Fajardo
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. James, Fajardo2.6 
 2. Penn, Guayama2.3 
 3. Diaz, Quebradillas2.0 
 4. Lalanne, Arecibo1.1 
 5. Orozco, Humacao1.0 
 6. Smith, Quebradillas0.9 
 7. Hernandez, Quebradi.0.9 
 8. Gaston, Aguada0.9 
 9. Romero, Bayamon0.8 
 10. Collier, Mayaguez0.8 


BSN Round 25: Atleticos defeat Leones in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 25 in the BSN took place in San German. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 5th ranked Leones (10-12) to eighth ranked Atleticos (10-14) 100-98 on Sunday evening. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 22-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Atleticos looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. American power forward Justin Keenan (202-88, college: Ferris St.) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) for the winners and the former international guard Gary Browne (185-93, college: W.Virginia, agency: Inception Sports) chipped in 14 points, 9 rebounds and 12 assists. Atleticos' coach Wilhelmus Caanen used entire bench in such tough game. At the losing side American Mike Harris (198-83, college: Rice) responded with 29 points and 9 rebounds. Atleticos moved-up to seventh place. Leones at the other side keep the fifth position with 12 games lost. They share it with Guayama. Atleticos are looking forward to face league's leader Santeros in Coamo in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Leones will have a break next round.
8th ranked Caciques (9-14) were outscored at home by ninth ranked Vaqueros (10-15) with the biggest margin this round 89-69. Cuban center Ismael Romero (203-91, agency: Paris Global Sports) nailed a double-double by scoring 20 points and 17 rebounds for the winning side and Jeleel Akindele accounted for 15 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Vaqueros' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. International forward William Orozco (201-85, agency: Paris Global Sports) came up with 21 points and 8 rebounds for Caciques in the defeat. Vaqueros moved-up to eighth place. Caciques at the other side dropped to the ninth position with 14 games lost. Vaqueros will play against higher ranked Piratas (#3) in Quebradillas in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Caciques will play at home against the league's leader Santeros (#1) having rather not much hope for a victory.

In the last game of round 25 Quebradillas won against Mayaguez on the opponent's court 92-83.

Humacao - Bayamon 69-89

8th ranked Caciques (9-14) were outscored at home by ninth ranked Vaqueros (10-15) with the biggest margin this round 89-69. The game without a history. Vaqueros led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Vaqueros outrebounded Caciques 45-28 including a 31-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 29 assists. Cuban center Ismael Romero (203-91, agency: Paris Global Sports) nailed a double-double by scoring 20 points and 17 rebounds for the winning side and Nigerian center Jeleel Akindele (216-83, college: Chicago St., agency: BeoBasket) accounted for 15 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Vaqueros' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. International forward William Orozco (201-85, agency: Paris Global Sports) came up with 21 points and 8 rebounds and naturalized American guard Wil Martinez (188-92, college: Fairmont St., agency: Paris Global Sports) added 14 points respectively for Caciques in the defeat. Four Caciques players scored in double figures. Vaqueros moved-up to eighth place. Caciques at the other side dropped to the ninth position with 14 games lost. Vaqueros will play against higher ranked Piratas (#3) in Quebradillas in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Caciques will play at home against the league's leader Santeros (#1) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Humacao: W.Orozco 21+8reb, W.Martinez 14+2reb+2ast, M.De Jesus 10+2reb, Y.Perez 10+4reb+2ast, M.Rodriguez 4+1reb+2ast, F.Morales 3+5reb+1ast
Bayamon: I.Romero 20+17reb+3ast, J.Akindele 15+9reb+1ast, D.Stephens 15+4reb, B.Santiago 13+1reb+1ast, C.Dalmau 7+4reb+7ast, J.Soto 6+1reb+9ast
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Mayaguez - Quebradillas 83-92

Very expected game in Mayaguez where 10th ranked Indios (7-14) were defeated by third ranked Piratas (13-8) 92-83. The guests were already 17 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 26-18 Indios' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 92-83 at the end of the game. Piratas players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. The former international swingman Alejandro Carmona (194-83) nailed 21 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side and the former international Michael Rosario (190-90, college: Florida) accounted for 18 points. Four Piratas players scored in double figures. International Devon Collier (203-91, college: Oregon St.) came up with 28 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and American forward David Laury (206-90, college: Iona) added 14 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Indios in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Piratas maintains third place with 13-8 record having four points less than leader Aguada. Indios lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with 14 games lost. Piratas will play against Vaqueros (#8) in Bayamon in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Indios will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Mayaguez: D.Collier 28+9reb+5ast, D.Laury 14+8reb+2ast, A.Ayala 13+2reb, K.Young 9+6reb+1ast, Q.Doggett 4+3reb, R.Suarez 3+1reb
Quebradillas: A.Carmona 21+6reb+2ast, M.Rosario 18+3reb+3ast, J.Bryan Diaz 12+2reb+5ast, L.Hernandez 10+2reb+1ast, J.Mojica 10+5reb+3ast, D.Smith 8+7reb+8ast
gschID: 540171


San German - Ponce 100-98

The most exciting game of round 25 in the BSN took place in San German. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 5th ranked Leones (10-12) to eighth ranked Atleticos (10-14) 100-98 on Sunday evening. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 22-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Atleticos looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. American power forward Justin Keenan (202-88, college: Ferris St.) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) for the winners and the former international guard Gary Browne (185-93, college: W.Virginia, agency: Inception Sports) chipped in 14 points, 9 rebounds and 12 assists. Atleticos' coach Wilhelmus Caanen used entire bench in such tough game. At the losing side American Mike Harris (198-83, college: Rice) responded with 29 points and 9 rebounds and Dominican Victor Liz (193-86) produced a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 assists. Five Atleticos and four Leones players scored in double figures. Atleticos moved-up to seventh place. Leones at the other side keep the fifth position with 12 games lost. They share it with Guayama. Atleticos are looking forward to face league's leader Santeros in Coamo in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Leones will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Ponce: M.Harris 29+9reb+3ast, V.Liz 22+2reb+10ast, C.Emory 16+2reb+2ast, E.Dawson 12+12reb+4ast, A.Daniel Vassallo 8+2reb+7ast, G.Colon 8+3reb+2ast
San German: J.Keenan 26+10reb+3ast, D.Ebanks 22+11reb+2ast, I.Sosa Carrion 16+3reb+3ast, G.Browne 14+9reb+12ast, A.Franklin 13+1reb+2ast, P.Graham 4+1ast
gschID: 540172



JJ Barea to coach Indios of Mayaguez - by Marcos Carlo

In a surprising move the Indios of Mayaguez after don't reach an agreement with coach Carlos Calcano they announce the sign of the Puerto Rican National Team captain Jose Juan Barea to be their head coach. Barea got the approve by the Dallas Mavericks team. The only limitation was the he need to take some course to be certificate level 1 to coach en BSN. He agree to take the courses and expects to be in front of the team for the Thursday game against Leones of Ponce.

In the aspect of marketing and fans this is awesome news but its still some curiosity in the technical issues because it will be the first time Barea will coach team.



Tony Mitchell agreed terms with Mayaguez - by Marcos Carlo

Indios de Mayaguez (BSN) inked 28-year old American small forward Tony Mitchell (198-98kg-89, college: Alabama). He moved there from Taipans in Australian NBL league where he started the season. In 10 games he recorded 8.6ppg and 2.4rpg this season. Mitchell helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. He also played that season for Hapoel Eilat (Winner League) in Israel. In 5 NBL games he averaged 8.8ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.4spg.
Mitchell has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
Among other achievements he won D-League championship title in 2014. Mitchell received also Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Import Player of the Year award in 2015.
He is a very experienced player. Mitchell has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to seven different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Mitchell has played previously professionally in China (Jilin Tigers and Hebei Xianglan), Philippines (TNT Ka Tropa), Russia (Krasny Oktyabr), Spain (Movil Estudiantes), NBA (Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings), Italy (Banco di Srd and Dolomiti Energia Trento) and D-League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants).



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

Team East - Team West 125:120

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



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Bourg Basket agreed extension with Youssou Ndoye for two more seasons - by Igor Obradovic

JL Bourg Basket (ProB) keep in their roster 26-year old Senegalese international center Youssou Ndoye (213-113kg-91, college: St.Bonaventure). In 33 games he recorded 14.1ppg, 9.4rpg, 1.0spg and 1.2bpg. Ndoye helped them to make it to the French ProB Leaders Cup Semifinals. The last season he played at another team Austin Toros in U.S. semi-pro league D-League. In 55 games he averaged 8.0ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.2bpg. Ndoye contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in D-League Soutwest Division. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
Among other achievements he won NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas championship title in 2015. Ndoye received also Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team award in 2015 at his college time. Ndoye has been regularly called to Senegalese Senior National Team since 2016.
He has played also professionally in NBA (San Antonio Spurs).
Ndoye attended St.Bonaventure University until 2015 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Youssou Ndoye agreed terms with Dijon for two more years. - by Igor Obradovic

JL Bourg Basket (ProB) keep in their roster 26-year old Senegalese international center Youssou Ndoye (213-113kg-91, college: St.Bonaventure). In 33 games he recorded 14.1ppg, 9.4rpg, 1.0spg and 1.2bpg. Ndoye helped them to make it to the French ProB Leaders Cup Semifinals. The last season he played at another team Austin Toros in U.S. semi-pro league D-League. In 55 games he averaged 8.0ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.2bpg. Ndoye contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in D-League Soutwest Division. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
Among other achievements he won NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas championship title in 2015. Ndoye received also Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team award in 2015 at his college time. Ndoye has been regularly called to Senegalese Senior National Team since 2016.
He has played also professionally in NBA (San Antonio Spurs).
Ndoye attended St.Bonaventure University until 2015 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lesic's double-double lands him (Superliga) Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

28-year old power forward Sava Lesic (205-PF-88, agency: BeoBasket) put on an amazing game in the last round for Mega Leks and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 12 (Second Stage).
He had a double-double of 27 points and 10 rebounds, while his team edged out Dynamic BG (#6, 4-8) 89-85. Mega Leks maintains the 4th position in Serbian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier in Second Stage. Mega Leks will need more victories to improve their 7-5 record. In the team's last game Lesic had a remarkable 73.3% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Mega Leks, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Sava Lesic averages this season 14.1ppg and 6.3rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Jovan Novak (188-PG-94). He is a guard in his first season at Mega Leks. In the last game Novak recorded impressive double-double of 10 points and 14 assists. It was enough for Mega Leks to edge slightly lower-ranked Dynamic BG (#6, 4-8) by 4 points 89-85. Mega Leks' 4th position in the standings has not changed. His team's 7-5 record is not bad at all. Novak is a newcomer at Mega Leks and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.

Third place about best performers goes to swingman Marko Cakarevic (200-F/G-88) of Dynamic BG (#6). Cakarevic scored 21 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). Despite Cakarevic's great performance Dynamic BG lost 85-89 to slightly higher-ranked Mega Leks (#4, 7-5). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Dynamic BG not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 8 games, recording just four victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Cakarevic could try to bring Dynamic BG's a little bit higher in the standings. Cakarevic has individually a great season in Serbia. After 22 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 6.7rpg (7th best). He also has 2.1spg and FGP: 51.4%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dejan Davidovac (202-SF-95) of FMP - 10 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists
5. Luka Mitrovic (204-PF-93) of Crvena Zvezda - 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Stefan Fundic (199-F-94) of Vrsac - 18 points and 9 rebounds
7. Kimani Ffriend (211-C-77) of Dynamic BG - 12 points and 10 rebounds
8. Dragan Apic (206-C/F-95) of FMP - 15 points and 5 rebounds
9. Marko Radovanovic (205-C/F-96) of FMP - 17 points and 3 rebounds
10. Igor Kesar (210-C-92) of Spartak - 15 points and 3 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)



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

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

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

Crvena Zvezda - Vrsac 80-55

KLS top team - Crvena Zvezda (11-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed seventh ranked Vrsac (2-10) in Beograd 80-55. The game without a history. Crvena Zvezda led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Vrsac to just 4 points in first quarter. Worth to mention a quality performance of the former international Luka Mitrovic (204-93) who helped to win the game recording 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and international Marko Guduric (196-95, agency: BeoBasket) who added 10 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was forward Stefan Fundic (199-94) with 18 points and 9 rebounds and naturalized Croatian guard Mladen Pavlovic (193-89) scored 8 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Crvena Zvezda have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 11-1 record, which they share with Partizan. Vrsac at the other side keeps the seventh place with ten games lost. Crvena Zvezda will play against Borac (#5) in Cacak in the next round. Vrsac will play at home against Dynamic BG and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Vrsac: S.Fundic 18+9reb+1ast, M.Pavlovic 8+4reb+1ast, K.Jovovic 6+2reb+2ast, M.Stojadinovic 6+4reb+1ast, Y.Minchev 4+4reb, N.Jeftic 4
Crvena Zvezda: L.Mitrovic 11+5reb+4ast, M.Guduric 10+3reb+2ast, O.Dobric 10, B.Simanic 9+1ast, M.Bjelica 9+2reb+2ast, O.Kuzmic 9+6reb
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Dynamic BG - Mega Leks 85-89

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


Spartak - FMP 56-93

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


Borac - Partizan 73-76

Fifth-ranked Borac (4-8) used its home court advantage to challenge second ranked Partizan (11-1) in Cacak on Sunday. The visitors from Beograd managed to secure only three-point victory 76-73. However their fans expected easier game. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 76-73. Partizan outrebounded Borac 34-23 including 24 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for international power forward Stefan Bircevic (210-89) who led his team to a victory with 15 points. The former international forward Novica Velickovic (205-86, agency: BeoBasket) contributed with 13 points for the winners. Power forward Milan Milovanovic (205-91, agency: 011 Sports) replied with 11 points and 8 rebounds and point guard Marko Marinovic (183-83) added 14 points and 5 assists in the effort for Borac. Four Borac players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Partizan have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Crvena Zvezda. Borac at the other side keeps the fifth place with eight games lost. They share the position with Dynamic BG. Partizan's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Beograd to the arena FMP.
Top scorers:
Borac: A.Todorovic 15+3reb, M.Marinovic 14+1reb+5ast, M.Milovanovic 11+8reb+1ast, M.Radonjic 10+5reb+1ast, D.Micic 9+1reb+4ast, N.Todorovic 8+5reb+1ast
Partizan: S.Bircevic 15+3reb+1ast, N.Velickovic 13+3reb+1ast, V.Marinkovic 8+6reb+1ast, U.Lukovic 8+5reb+1ast, W.Hatcher 8+1reb+4ast, D.Majstorovic 6+5reb
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Stats Leaders - ACB

Points Per Game
 Edwin JACKSON
  Estudian.
  (190-SG-89)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Jackson, Estudian.21.4 
 2. Llull, Real Madrid15.9 
 3. Shermadini, Andor.15.7 
 4. Bamforth, RE.14.5 
 5. Jelovac, Zaragoza14.3 
 6. Campazzo, UCAM M.14.1 
 7. Larkin, Baskonia14.0 
 8. Benzing, Zaragoza13.7 
 9. Nedovic, Unicaja13.6 
 10. Popovic, Fuenlabr.13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ante TOMIC
  FC Barce.
  (217-C-87)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Tomic, FC Barce.7.7 
 2. Shermadini, Andor.7.6 
 3. Diagne, Fuenlabrada6.7 
 4. Mahalbasic, Sevilla6.6 
 5. Ayon, Real Madrid6.5 
 6. Suton, Estudiantes6.2 
 7. Norel, Zaragoza6.1 
 8. Dubljevic, Valencia5.8 
 9. Voigtmann, Basko.5.8 
 10. Fotu, Zaragoza5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Mickey MCCONNELL
  Obradoiro
  (182-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. McConnell, Obradoiro6.4 
 2. Albicy, Andorra6.2 
 3. Campazzo, UCAM M.5.9 
 4. Llull, Real Madrid5.5 
 5. Bellas, Zaragoza5.1 
 6. Larkin, Baskonia4.9 
 7. Cook, Estudiantes4.7 
 8. Oliver, Gran Canaria4.6 
 9. White, Iberosta.4.3 
 10. Machado, Manresa3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  UCAM M.
  (181-PG-91)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Campazzo, UCAM M.1.6 
 2. Cook, Estudiantes1.5 
 3. Albicy, Andorra1.5 
 4. Larkin, Baskonia1.4 
 5. Hanga, Baskonia1.4 
 6. Machado, Manresa1.3 
 7. Lockett, Sevilla1.2 
 8. Diot, Valencia1.2 
 9. Fernandez, Real M.1.2 
 10. Rabaseda, Gran C.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Hamady N''DIAYE
  Unicaja
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. N''diaye, Unicaja1.2 
 2. Rey, Manresa1.2 
 3. Randolph, Real Madrid1.1 
 4. Tumba, UCAM M.1.0 
 5. Pustovyi, Obradoiro1.0 
 6. Antetokounmp., Andor.0.9 
 7. Jordan, Joventut0.8 
 8. Eric, RE.0.8 
 9. Ayon, Real Madrid0.8 
 10. Traore, Estudiantes0.8 


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

Unicaja - Iberostar Tener. 71-61

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

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


Baskonia - Gran Canaria 73-71

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


Valencia - FC Barcelona 67-64

Valencia reached the semis following a tough home win over FC Barcelona. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But FC Barcelona won third quarter 21-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Valencia Basket won last quarter 18-17. It was a good game for Montenegrin Bojan Dubljevic (205-91, agency: BeoBasket) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 15 rebounds. The former international swingman Fernando San-Emeterio (199-84) contributed with 13 points for the winners. Valencia Basket's coach Pedro Martinez used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Croatian center Ante Tomic (217-87, agency: XL Basketball Agency) answered with 14 points and 6 rebounds and American-Montenegrin point guard Tyrese Rice (185-87, college: Boston Coll.) added 18 points in the effort for FC Barcelona.
Top scorers:
Valencia: F.San Emeterio 13+4reb+2ast, R.Martinez 12+3ast, B.Dubljevic 10+15reb, J.Sastre Morro 9+5reb+1ast, W.Thomas 7+2reb, L.Sikma 6+4reb+2ast
FC Barcelona: T.Rice 18+1ast, A.Tomic 14+6reb+3ast, B.Oleson 9+7reb+1ast, A.Renfroe 8+3reb+1ast, S.Perperoglou 7+7reb+1ast, P.Koponen 3+1reb+3ast
gschID: 547543





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

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

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

Palencia - Oviedo 86-71

Palencia defeated Oviedo to secure LEB Gold Finals birth. The game was mostly controlled by Palencia Baloncesto. Oviedo CB managed to win fourth quarter 17-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Palencia Baloncesto especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.9 percentage. 25 personal fouls committed by Oviedo CB helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of Lithuanian forward Gabas Maldunas (206-93, college: Dartmouth) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 8 rebounds and power forward Urko Otegui (203-81) who added 12 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side center Eduardo Hernandez-Sonseca (212-83) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds and point guard Daniel Perez (188-90) scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Palencia: G.Maldunas 20+8reb, M.Blanch 14+5reb, U.Otegui 12+6reb+3ast, J.Tomas 9+5reb, J.Zamora 7+3reb+2ast, L.Barnes 6+4reb+1ast
Oviedo: E.Hernandez-Sonseca 16+10reb+1ast, D.Perez 16+5reb+2ast, V.Perez 13+2ast, F.Dos Anjos 7+9reb, J.Lofberg 7+5reb+1ast, M.Barro 6+4reb
gschID: 547581





LEB Silver Round 2 of Finals. Zornotza secure opening victory - by Eurobasket News

Zornotza - Valladolid 77-66

Zornotza held off Valladolid to level the series at 1-1. The game without a history. Zornotza led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Zornotza forced 25 Blancos de Rueda turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by Blancos de Rueda helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Serbian power forward Vasilije Vucetic (209-96) had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American-Jamaican guard Khalid Mutakabbir (193-91, college: Presbyterian, agency: Duran International) chipped in 17 points and 4 assists during the contest. American guard Henri Wade-Chatman (188-92, college: Edinboro) responded with 28 points and center Sergio De-La-Fuente (198-89) scored 8 points and 9 rebounds. Blancos de Rueda's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Zornotza: V.Vucetic 26+11reb+2ast, K.Mutakabbir 17+4reb+4ast, D.De La Rua 16+2reb+3ast, J.Cadot 7+3reb+3ast, D.Iriarte 6+3reb, J.Estalayo 3+2reb
Valladolid: H.Wade-Chatman 28+3reb, P.Esteban 11+1reb+1ast, S.De La Fuente 8+9reb, M.Gonzalez 5+2reb, B.Sidibe 4+6reb, R.Graham 3+4reb+2ast
gschID: 547421





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  TURKEY  

Stats Leaders - D1

Points Per Game
 Ricky LEDO
  Yesilgiresun
  (201-SF-92)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Ledo, Yesilgiresun21.2 
 2. Shorter, TED K.20.1 
 3. Theodore, Banvit BK18.4 
 4. Jefferson, Gazia.18.0 
 5. Summers, Pinar K.17.0 
 6. Morrison, TED K.16.5 
 7. Hayes, Demir IBB16.4 
 8. Denmon, Gaziantep16.1 
 9. Green, Pinar K.15.9 
 10. McKissic, Usak15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vladimir STIMAC
  Besiktas
  (210-C-87)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Stimac, Besiktas9.6 
 2. Dorsey, Best B.9.2 
 3. Jefferson, Gazia.9.1 
 4. Thomas, TED K.7.7 
 5. Wright, Trabzons.7.7 
 6. Auguste, Usak7.5 
 7. Hummer, TED K.7.0 
 8. Pleiss, Galatasaray6.9 
 9. Gill, Yesilgiresun6.9 
 10. Summers, Pinar K.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jordan THEODORE
  Banvit BK
  (182-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Theodore, Banvit BK7.2 
 2. Heurtel, Anadolu .7.0 
 3. Green, Pinar K.5.6 
 4. Gutierrez, Trabzons.5.4 
 5. Granger, Anadolu .5.2 
 6. Armstead, Yesilgir.5.2 
 7. Ermis, Tofas5.1 
 8. Guler, Galatasaray4.8 
 9. Rautins, Gaziantep4.7 
 10. Roll, Besiktas4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Shannon SHORTER
  TED K.
  (193-G-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Shorter, TED K.2.0 
 2. Chappell, Banvit BK2.0 
 3. Hummer, TED K.1.8 
 4. Ponitka, Pinar K.1.7 
 5. Cherry, Gaziantep1.7 
 6. Eldridge, Demir I.1.6 
 7. Klobucar, Istanbu.1.6 
 8. Guler, Galatasaray1.6 
 9. Gutierrez, Trabzons.1.6 
 10. Ulubay, Yesilgiresun1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Bryant DUNSTON
  Anadolu .
  (203-C-86)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Dunston, Anadolu .1.7 
 2. Ibekwe, Usak1.5 
 3. Udoh, Fenerbahce1.5 
 4. Kadji, Trabzonspor1.3 
 5. Pleiss, Galatasaray1.2 
 6. Kulig, Banvit BK1.1 
 7. Buckner, Demir IBB1.0 
 8. James, Best Balikesir0.9 
 9. Jefferson, Gazia.0.9 
 10. Tyus, Galatasaray0.9 



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  UGANDA  


Makiadi number one in Uganda for round 3 - by Eurobasket News

International Mickeal Makiadi (199-C/F-89) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Power, receiving a Afrobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 27-year old player was the main contributor (18 points, eight rebounds and five assists) to his team's victory, helping them to edge out UCU Canons (#6, 1-1) 81-80. Power is placed at 2nd position in Ugandan NBL. They maintain a perfect record without any lost game in the league. But it's just the very beginning of the season and Power won both games without losing any. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. It's Makiadi's second year at Power and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Mickeal Makiadi has solid league stats. He is in league's top in assists (9th best: 3.5apg) and averages impressive 1.5bpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 23-year old international forward Jonathan Egau (190-F-93) of UCU Canons. Egau had a very good evening with 21 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Bad luck as UCU Canons was edged by Power (2-0) 81-80. The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Egau is well-known at UCU Canons and is a proven leader in his second season with the team. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 20.5ppg (#2). His other stats are also decent: 8.0rpg and 4.0apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was another UCU Canons' star - Tanzanian forward Fadhili Chuma (F-95). Chuma showcased his all-around game by recording 17 points, thirteen rebounds (!!!) and four assists in the last round. Despite Chuma's great performance UCU Canons lost 80-81 to Power (#2, 2-0). But his team cannot count on just these two top stars as they also need help of the other teammates. The last thing UCU Canons needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 1 victories and 1 lost games. The season just started for Chuma as he played only first game. But it already looks like he can be another team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. James Okello (193-F-90) of City Oilers - 17 points and 5 rebounds
5. Steven Wundi (G-93) of UCU Canons - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Isaac Afridra (193-G/F-85) of Power - 17 points and 6 rebounds
7. Tonny Drileba (G-93) of City Oilers - 11 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Paul Odong (91) of Power - 17 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Joseph Ikong (193-F/G-85) of Power - 16 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Stephen Omony (198-F-81) of City Oilers - 13 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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

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

City Oilers - UPDF 77-51

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


UCU Canons - Power 80-81

Very significant was Power's (#3) just 1-point road victory against UCU Canons 81-80. Power forced 19 UCU Canons turnovers. It was an exceptional evening for international power forward Mickeal Makiadi (199-89) who led the winners and scored 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Swingman Isaac Afridra (193-85) accounted for 17 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. Power's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. International forward Jonathan Egau (190-93) came up with 21 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists and Tanzanian forward Fadhili Chuma (-95) added 17 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for UCU Canons in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Power will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. UCU Canons will play against Pemba Warriors (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
UCU Canons: J.Egau 21+9reb+6ast, F.Chuma 17+13reb+4ast, S.Wundi 16+5reb+3ast, J.Maheta 11+4reb+3ast, A.Gang 7+1reb+1ast, L.Titus 4+3reb
Power: M.Makiadi 18+8reb+5ast, P.Odong 17+3reb+4ast, I.Afridra 17+6reb+1ast, J.Ikong 16+4reb+3ast, S.Okot 8+6reb+4ast, F.Kasinde 2+1reb+2ast
gschID: 547434





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  URUGUAY  

Stats Leaders - LUB

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



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  VENEZUELA  

Stats Leaders - LPB

Points Per Game
 Al THORNTON
  Gaiteros
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 23.6
 1. Thornton, Gaiteros23.6 
 2. Suero, Gaiteros22.3 
 3. Gilder, Panteras22.0 
 4. Fuller, Toros20.0 
 5. Hamilton, Bucan.18.6 
 6. Tarrant, Gigantes18.3 
 7. Brown, Gigantes18.0 
 8. Swann, Marinos17.5 
 9. Powell, Trotamun.17.5 
 10. Flowers, Cocodrilos16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Axiers SUCRE
  Gigantes
  (199-F-78)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Sucre, Gigantes11.6 
 2. Massie, Marinos9.6 
 3. Salcedo, Gaiteros9.1 
 4. Guerrero, Toros8.2 
 5. Sutton, Cocodrilos8.0 
 6. Gransberry, Guaiquer.7.8 
 7. Hamilton, Bucan.7.5 
 8. Thornton, Gaiteros7.3 
 9. Graterol, Bucaneros7.3 
 10. Echenique, Guaros7.1 
Assists Per Game
 David CUBILLAN
  Trotamundos
  (181-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Cubillan, Trotamundos7.6 
 2. Robinson, Guaros5.2 
 3. Guillent, Guaros4.8 
 4. Downey, Guaiquer.4.7 
 5. Centeno, Marinos4.7 
 6. Suero, Gaiteros4.2 
 7. Canty, Panteras4.1 
 8. Cedeno, Bucaneros3.8 
 9. Cazorla, Gigantes3.8 
 10. Silva, Guaiqueries3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Devan DOWNEY
  Guaiquer.
  (175-G-87)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Downey, Guaiquer.1.9 
 2. Cazorla, Gigantes1.8 
 3. Silva, Guaiqueries1.7 
 4. Suero, Gaiteros1.6 
 5. Garcia, Cocodrilos1.4 
 6. Sucre, Gigantes1.4 
 7. Chourio, Trotamun.1.4 
 8. Robinson, Guaros1.3 
 9. Hamilton, Bucan.1.3 
 10. Powell, Trotamun.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael CARRERA
  Marinos
  (196-SF-93)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Carrera, Marinos1.4 
 2. Garrett, Marinos1.4 
 3. Sutton, Cocodrilos1.4 
 4. Guerrero, Toros1.3 
 5. Johnson, Toros1.0 
 6. Montano, Panteras1.0 
 7. Lang, Bucaneros0.9 
 8. Thornton, Gaiteros0.9 
 9. Jackson, Gigantes0.9 
 10. Flowers, Cocodrilos0.9 


LPB Round 21: Trotamundos beat Gigantes by two after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

Fourth-ranked Gigantes (12-14) were very close to win a game against third ranked Trotamundos (17-9) in Valencia on Sunday. Trotamundos managed to secure only two-point victory 78-76. However their fans expected easier game. Trotamundos looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists comparing to just 16 passes made by Gigantes' players. It was a good game for the former international point guard David Cubillan (181-87, college: Marquette, agency: Pro Sports) who led his team to a victory with 9 points and 12 assists. The former international Dwight Lewis (197-87, college: USC) contributed with 14 points and 4 assists for the winners. The former international forward Axiers Sucre (199-78) answered with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for Gigantes. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Trotamundos have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain third place with 17-9 record having just two points less than leader Guaiqueries. Gigantes lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with 14 games lost.
An interesting game for Cocodrilos (19-7) which played road game in La Guaira against second-best Bucaneros (14-12). First ranked Cocodrilos had an easy win 75-60. American guard Carl Elliott (193-83, college: G.Washington) stepped up and scored 30 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and Maurice Sutton chipped in 12 points and 11 rebounds. The best for the losing side was international center Windi Graterol (204-86, agency: Pro Sports) with 14 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending champion maintains first place with 19-7 record. Bucaneros at the other side dropped to the third position with 12 games lost.
An interesting game for Guaros (17-6) which hosted in Barquisimeto 4th placed Toros (8-18). Second ranked Guaros had an easy win 106-83. Gregory Echenique nailed a double-double by scoring 20 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winning side. Kyle Fuller came up with 23 points for Toros in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for Guaros. Defending champion maintains second place with 17-6 record having five points less than leader Guaiqueries. Toros lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the fourth position with 18 games lost.
An interesting game for Trotamundos (17-9) which hosted in Valencia 4th placed Gigantes (12-14). Third ranked Trotamundos had an easy win 104-53. The best player for the winners was Ricardo Powell who scored 26 points and 5 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). 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. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Trotamundos. They maintain third place with 17-9 record having just two points less than leader Guaiqueries. Gigantes lost their third game in a row. They keep the fourth position with 14 games lost.
An interesting game for Cocodrilos (19-7) which played road game in La Guaira against second-best Bucaneros (14-12). First ranked Cocodrilos managed to get a 13-point victory 77-64. It was a good game for Maurice Sutton who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 11 rebounds. Defending champion maintains first place with 19-7 record. Loser Bucaneros dropped to the third position with 12 games lost.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 21: Panteras were beaten by Marinos on the road 83-74. Marinos destroyed Panteras on its own court 92-71. Toros were outscored by Guaros in Barquisimeto 114-92.

Marinos - Panteras 83-74

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Marinos (13-13) beat 5th ranked Panteras (10-16) in Puerto La Cruz 83-74 on Monday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 9-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 83-74. Panteras were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for the former international forward Juan Herrera (197-81) who led his team to a victory with 13 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. The former international Michael Carrera (196-93, college: S.Carolina) contributed with 17 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Marinos players scored in double figures. American Trey Gilder (206-85, college: Northwestern St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds and the former international forward Jhon Romero (199-85) added 10 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Panteras. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for Marinos. They moved-up to second place. Loser Panteras keep the fifth position with 16 games lost.
Top scorers:
Marinos: M.Carrera 17+6reb+1ast, I.Swann 13+5reb+2ast, J.Herrera 13+8reb+4ast, D.Sweetney 11+2reb+1ast, J.Centeno 11+3reb+7ast, M.Marriaga 8+7reb
Panteras: T.Gilder 25+11reb+3ast, J.Romero 10+9reb+2ast, L.Julio 10+7reb+1ast, M.Sierralta 8+3reb+2ast, E.Burguillos 6+4reb+1ast, J.Martinez 5+2reb
gschID: 546820


Bucaneros - Cocodrilos 60-75

An interesting game for Cocodrilos (19-7) which played road game in La Guaira against second-best Bucaneros (14-12). First ranked Cocodrilos had an easy win 75-60. American guard Carl Elliott (193-83, college: G.Washington) stepped up and scored 30 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and his fellow American import center Maurice Sutton (211-89, college: Villanova) chipped in 12 points and 11 rebounds. Four Cocodrilos players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was international center Windi Graterol (204-86, agency: Pro Sports) with 14 points and 8 rebounds and American swingman Jordan Hamilton (201-90, college: Texas) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending champion maintains first place with 19-7 record. Bucaneros at the other side dropped to the third position with 12 games lost.
Top scorers:
Cocodrilos: C.Elliott 30+5reb+5ast, M.Sutton 12+11reb+1ast, C.Garcia 11+5reb+4ast, J.Rodriguez 10+5reb+1ast, K.Caraballo 5+5reb+2ast, N.Palacios 5+1reb+2ast
Bucaneros: W.Graterol 14+8reb+1ast, S.Gay 13+5reb, J.Hamilton 12+10reb, E.Torres 9, C.Cedeno 4+2reb+6ast, S.Quiroz 3+1reb
gschID: 546821


Guaros - Toros 106-83

An interesting game for Guaros (17-6) which hosted in Barquisimeto 4th placed Toros (8-18). Second ranked Guaros had an easy win 106-83. Guaros outrebounded Toros 39-28 including a 30-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Toros' players. International center Gregory Echenique (206-90, college: Creighton, agency: Pensack Sports) nailed a double-double by scoring 20 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winning side and international point guard Heissler Guillent (186-86) accounted for 24 points and 8 assists. American-Peruvian point guard Kyle Fuller (185-92, college: Vanderbilt) came up with 23 points and power forward Jesus Martinez (206-86) added 18 points and 7 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) respectively for Toros in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for Guaros. Defending champion maintains second place with 17-6 record having five points less than leader Guaiqueries. Toros lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the fourth position with 18 games lost.
Top scorers:
Guaros: H.Guillent 24+1reb+8ast, G.Echenique 20+13reb+3ast, N.Robinson 15+2reb+4ast, E.Baez 14+1reb, J.Martinez 13+2reb, Y.Sifontes 5+2reb
Toros: K.Fuller 23+2reb+1ast, J.Martinez 18+7reb, J.Guerrero 17+8reb, E.Gimenez 10+5reb+7ast, K.Palacios 7+2reb, A.Barrios 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 546819


Trotamundos - Gigantes 104-53

An interesting game for Trotamundos (17-9) which hosted in Valencia 4th placed Gigantes (12-14). Third ranked Trotamundos had an easy win 104-53. Trotamundos shot 61.4 percent from the field. Trotamundos outrebounded Gigantes 43-24 including a 35-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three nailing 14 long-distance shots on high 60.9 percentage. Trotamundos players were unselfish on offense dishing 32 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Gigantes' players. 24 personal fouls committed by Gigantes helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American forward Ricardo Powell (199-83, college: S.Carolina) who scored 26 points and 5 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). International center Javinger Vargas (202-90) chipped in 16 points. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Horace Wormely (168-84, college: Vanguard) who recorded 15 points and the other American import center Andrew Feeley (206-83, college: UMBC) added 8 points respectively. 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. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Trotamundos. They maintain third place with 17-9 record having just two points less than leader Guaiqueries. Gigantes lost their third game in a row. They keep the fourth position with 14 games lost.
Top scorers:
Trotamundos: R.Powell 26+5reb+3ast, J.Vargas 16+4reb, A.Perez 10+3reb+1ast, D.Cubillan 9+2reb+7ast, D.Lewis 9+1reb+4ast, P.Chourio 8+2reb+4ast
Gigantes: H.Wormely 15+3reb+1ast, A.Feeley 8+3reb, L.Cappare 6+1reb, J.Vargas 5+3reb+1ast, A.Jackson 4+2reb, Y.Umbria 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 546818


Bucaneros - Cocodrilos 64-77

An interesting game for Cocodrilos (19-7) which played road game in La Guaira against second-best Bucaneros (14-12). First ranked Cocodrilos managed to get a 13-point victory 77-64. The game was mostly controlled by Cocodrilos. Bucaneros was better in fourth quarter 23-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for American center Maurice Sutton (211-89, college: Villanova) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 11 rebounds. International swingman Cesar Garcia (193-90, agency: Pro Sports) contributed with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American swingman Jordan Hamilton (201-90, college: Texas) answered with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 13 rebounds and Jamaican-American power forward Sherman Gay (201-82, college: Loyola Mary) added 11 points and 15 rebounds in the effort for Bucaneros. Defending champion maintains first place with 19-7 record. Loser Bucaneros dropped to the third position with 12 games lost.
Top scorers:
Cocodrilos: M.Sutton 28+11reb, C.Garcia 17+5reb+5ast, C.Elliott 10+4reb+8ast, L.Lopez 6+6reb+2ast, J.Rodriguez 6+12reb+2ast, K.Caraballo 6
Bucaneros: J.Hamilton 27+13reb+3ast, S.Gay 11+15reb, C.Cedeno 8+2reb, T.Wroten 7+3reb+2ast, E.Hernandez 6+2reb+1ast, W.Graterol 3+5reb
gschID: 546816


Trotamundos - Gigantes 78-76

Fourth-ranked Gigantes (12-14) were very close to win a game against third ranked Trotamundos (17-9) in Valencia on Sunday. Trotamundos managed to secure only two-point victory 78-76. However their fans expected easier game. Trotamundos looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists comparing to just 16 passes made by Gigantes' players. It was a good game for the former international point guard David Cubillan (181-87, college: Marquette, agency: Pro Sports) who led his team to a victory with 9 points and 12 assists. The former international Dwight Lewis (197-87, college: USC) contributed with 14 points and 4 assists for the winners. The former international forward Axiers Sucre (199-78) answered with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and American center Andrew Feeley (206-83, college: UMBC) added 10 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Gigantes. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Trotamundos have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain third place with 17-9 record having just two points less than leader Guaiqueries. Gigantes lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with 14 games lost.
Top scorers:
Trotamundos: D.Lewis 14+3reb+4ast, P.Chourio 12+1reb+4ast, J.Powell 10+7reb+1ast, R.Powell 10+3reb+3ast, D.Cubillan 9+3reb+12ast, A.Perez 7+1reb+2ast
Gigantes: A.Sucre 15+5reb+4ast, H.Cazorla 11+4reb+2ast, A.Feeley 10+9reb+1ast, H.Wormely 10+5reb+3ast, Y.Umbria 8+2reb, O.Polanco 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 546813


Marinos - Panteras 92-71

Rather expected game when 5th ranked Panteras (10-16) were smashed by third ranked Marinos (13-13) in Puerto La Cruz 92-71 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 92-71. Marinos dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Panteras' 38. It was a good game for American point guard Isaiah Swann (188-85, college: Florida St.) who led his team to a victory with 25 points and 4 assists. His fellow American import power forward Christophe Massie (206-77, college: Memphis) contributed with 8 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. American Trey Gilder (206-85, college: Northwestern St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds and swingman Morris Sierralta (190-87) added 15 points in the effort for Panteras. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for Marinos. They moved-up to second place. Loser Panteras keep the fifth position with 16 games lost.
Top scorers:
Marinos: I.Swann 25+1reb+4ast, M.Carrera 13+5reb+2ast, J.Herrera 12+7reb+1ast, R.Perez 8+1reb, C.Massie 8+12reb, T.White 8+1reb+1ast
Panteras: T.Gilder 24+10reb, M.Sierralta 15+1reb+1ast, A.Acosta 8+5reb+4ast, J.Martinez 8+3reb, E.Burguillos 7+1reb+2ast, J.Romero 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 546815


Guaros - Toros 114-92

Rather predictable result when second ranked Guaros (17-6) rolled over 4th placed Toros (8-18) in Barquisimeto 114-92 on Sunday. Guaros looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists. It was a good game for American point guard Nate Robinson (175-84, college: Washington) who led his team to a victory with 14 points and 8 assists. International center Gregory Echenique (206-90, college: Creighton, agency: Pensack Sports) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Five Guaros players scored in double figures. International guard Elder Gimenez (186-91) answered with 22 points and 7 rebounds and American-Peruvian point guard Kyle Fuller (185-92, college: Vanderbilt) added 15 points and 6 assists in the effort for Toros. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. The victory was the third consecutive win for Guaros. Defending champion maintains second place with 17-6 record having five points less than leader Guaiqueries. Toros lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the fourth position with 18 games lost.
Top scorers:
Guaros: L.Bethelmy 16+2reb+2ast, E.Baez 14+2reb, N.Robinson 14+3reb+8ast, N.Colmenares 13+3reb+1ast, G.Echenique 13+11reb, L.Hayward 11+1reb+6ast
Toros: E.Gimenez 22+7reb+3ast, K.Fuller 15+3reb+6ast, J.Guerrero 12+6reb+1ast, A.Barrios 11+2reb+2ast, H.Bayona 8+4reb+3ast, L.Berroteran 8+6reb+2ast
gschID: 546814





Devin Sweetney (ex Liege) is a newcomer at Marinos - by Francisco Vega

Marinos de Anzoategui (LPB) added to their roster 30-year old American swingman Devin Sweetney (198-87, college: St.Francis, PA). He moved there from betFIRST Liege Basket in Belgian Euromillions League where he played this season. In 33 games he recorded 13.4ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.2apg. The last season Sweetney played at Spirou Charleroi (Scooore League) in Belgium. In only one game he averaged 8 points and 1 rebound.