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  ABA  



ABA adds St.Louis Spirits to expansion teams - by Gianni Pascucci

The American Basketball Association (ABA) announced that it has added the St.Louis Spirits to its growing list of expansion teams for the upcoming season. "This is very exciting for us," stated ABA co-founder Joe Newman . "The original Spirits of St. Louis were a legendary ABA team, the city where NBC's Bob Costas got his start in sports as the announcer and home of many legendary ABA players. It is about time we returned and with a great new owner.
The team will be owned by Damon L. Cannon, an avid sports enthusiast, a Riverview Gardens High School graduate who played baseball, football and wrestled there. He is also an alumnus of the University of Tulsa and Southeast Missouri State universities where he played football.
He currently owns the St. Louis Spirit professional football team and is co-owner of the 3-time champion Midwest Chargers football team. He is a Chief Apostle of the United Body of Christ Ministries. "I am a native of St. Louis and love being involved in community access projects," added Cannon. "My current project is Thrush 5000 Community Enhancement Project which works on cleaning up the neighborhood and thriving to change the image of an at-risk community. I am looking forward to establishing a team in the ABA and will do everything in my power to be an asset to the organization."
For more information, visit www.basketballspiritstl.net or call 314 497 7851 or email dcannon210@gmail.com or visit www.abaliveaction.com.



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  ABA LEAGUE  


Cibona parted ways with coach Damir Mulaomerovic - by Rado Markovic Hribernik

Cibona have announced that Damir Mulaomerovic is no longer their head coach. His contract with the club from Zagreb expired.

After the end of the season, where Cibona took the seventh place in the ABA League and reached the finals of Croatian National Championship, the contract of the head coach of the Tuskanac Wolves with the club has expired. He is no longer in charge of their team. Cibona will be seeking for a new head coach for the next season.

This season Damir Mulaomerovic has made a record of 11 wins and 15 defeats in the regional competition.



Basketball clinic Belgrade 2017. schedule - by Zoran Popovic

BCB 2017 OFFICIAL SCHEDULE
SC 'SUMICE'
Address: 125/1 Ustanika, Beograd, Serbia

Saturday, June 24, 2017.

09.00 - 11.00 Registration of participants
10.50 - 11.00 Opening Ceremony
11.00 - 12.30 Dusko Vujosevic "Modern Basketball"
12.30 - 14.00 Dennis Felton "Principles of Defense 1 on 1"
14.00 - 14.30 Break
14.30 - 16.00 Filip Mihailovic "Efficiency in Motion - Access to the General and Physical Preparation"
16.00 - 17.30 Joan Plaza "Building the Fastbreak"

Sunday, June 25, 2017.

10.00 - 11.00 Registration of participants
11.00 - 12.30 Joan Plaza "Using Off Ball Screens"
12.30 - 13.30 Play-sight 'The Smartcourt Practice Analyzing - New Technologies"
13.30 - 14.30 Break / Awards for 2017.
14.00 - 15.30 Dennis Felton "Zone Defense 1-3-1'




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  ALBANIA  


Albanian National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Albanian National Team 2017
#s#
Elvisi Dusha
Dusha
Ervin Berdica
Berdica
Klein Strazimiri
Strazimiri
Franko Bushati
Bushati
Celis Taflaj
Taflaj
#e#5
Majk Vaqarri 180-PG-94 SK Tirana Albania
Elvisi Dusha 188-G-94 Plymouth R. United Kingdom
Ervin Berdica 182-G-85 Vllaznia Albania
Klein Strazimiri 185-PG-98 SK Tirana Albania
Orlando Moutsa 195-F-95 Proteas V. Greece
Daniel Lekndreaj 192-F-97 Vllaznia Albania
Franko Bushati 189-SG-85 Brescia Italy
Arlind Merkaj 93 Partizani Albania
Manolis Kalatzis 190-SF-96 Tritonas S. Greece
Celis Taflaj 201-SF-98 Roma S.Azzurra Italy
Ditmar Mara 197-SG-95 SK Tirana Albania
Rei Pullazi 203-F/C-93 Bergamo Italy
Gerti Shima 204-PF-86 SK Tirana Albania
Mike Moser 203-F-90 Sigal Prishtina Kosovo
Abdel Gjyzeli 202-C-93 SK Tirana Albania
Endrit Hysenagolli 206-C-88 SK Tirana Albania
Klaudio Patani 197-F/C-96 Isernia Italy
Herion Faslija 205-C-89 Teuta Albania

Antonis Konstantinides Head Coach Apoel Cyprus
Afrim Bilali Assistant



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  ARGENTINA  


Rafael Hettsheimer (ex Fuenlabrada) signs at Atenas - by Eurobasket News

Atenas Cordoba (LigaA) landed 31-year old Brazilian international center Rafael Hettsheimer (206-118kg-86). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Spanish passport. Hettsheimer played most recently at Fuenlabrada in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 15 games he averaged 8.5ppg and 3.7rpg last season. Hettsheimer also played that season for Paschoalotto/Bauru in Brazilian NBB where in 14 games he had very impressive stats: 19.9ppg and 7.8rpg.
Among other achievements Hettsheimer played in the final of Paulista League in 2016. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian League Player of the Year award and Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian League Domestic Player of the Year award in 2016.
Hettsheimer has been also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Brazilian senior team since 2005 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2004.
Hettsheimer also represented Brazil at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 4.2ppg, 2.0rpg.
Hettsheimer has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Hettsheimer has played previously professionally in Brazil (COC Ribeirao).
His game is described as: Not so tall to play at center, he manages to keep the position thanks to powerful body and athletic skills. He could became a good PF, because he knows how to step out and hit the basket from mid-range. Has defensive mentality, but needs to improve this part of the game. Has yet upside, however.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lo Grippo re-signs at Atenas - by Eurobasket News

Atenas Cordoba (LigaA) confirmed in their roster experienced 39-year old Argentinian ex-international power forward Diego Lo Grippo (198-78). He is a dual citizen owning also Italian passport. Lo Grippo has played there for the last three seasons. In 46 LigaA games he had 11.3ppg and 3.8rpg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Argentinian LigaA Semifinals in 2011. Lo Grippo was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian LigaA Honorable Mention back in 2011 and 2012. He was a member of Argentinian Senior National Team between 2003 and 2008.
Lo Grippo's career allowed him to visit three different continents. He tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. Lo Grippo has played previously professionally also in Spain (Burgos and Cantabria) and Argentina (Estudiantes Olavarria, Libertad Sunchales and Quimsa).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Atenas.
On Lo Grippo: A forward who made a dramatic improvement in last seasons: one time he was a reserve player, now he scores, rebounds, defends hard, and is incredibly cool in clutch moments; his versatility and winning mentality make him a player difficult to guard, because he can score from the distance or go inside; the part of his play he needs to improve is the defense on the perimeter, where quicker forwards can beat him;.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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Guayama inks Lorrenzo Wade, ex Ferrocarril - by Eurobasket News

Brujos de Guayama (BSN) signed 32-year old American forward Lorrenzo Wade (201-103kg-85, college: San Diego State, agency: Interperformances). He played last season at Ferrocarril in Argentinian LigaA. Wade managed to play in four leagues in four countries last year (!!!). In four LigaA games he had 9.5ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.0apg. He also played that season for Malvin in Uruguayan LUB where in 8 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.3ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1spg. The other team Wade played that season for was Toros in Mexican LNBP. In 8 games he averaged remarkable 19.8ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.8apg. Another team he played that season for was another team Delaware 87ers in U.S. semi-pro league D-League. In 15 games he got 11.7ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.3apg and 1.2spg.
In 2010 (a year after he left the college) Wade was drafted by Bakersfield Jam (D-League) in fifth round (12th overall).
He attended San Diego State until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Wade's team made it to the Argentinian Super 4 Cup final in 2016. He was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Puerto Rican BSN Honorable Mention in 2015.
Wade is quite experienced player. He has played in eight different countries on three different continents (Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Wade has played previously professionally in Greece, Israel, Philippines (Star Hotshots), Venezuela, Argentina (Obras Basket, Lanus and Sionista), Puerto Rico (Manati), Mexico (Abejas and Soles) and D-League (Northern Arizona Suns).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Comunicaciones celebrate TNA title - by Eurobasket News

Comunicaciones - Estudiantes O. 94-72

Comunicacoines earned TNA title. They rolled past Estudiantes Olavarria in the decisive fifth game of the championship series to capture the trophy. Therefore Comunicaciones earned Liga A promotion. The game was mostly controlled by Comunicaciones. Estudiantes O. managed to win third quarter 26-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Cameroonian power forward Gaston Essengue (203-83, college: UNLV) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 10 rebounds. Forward Nicolas Lauria (202-88) contributed with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Comunicaciones' coach Fernando Rivero felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Italian center Emilio Dominguez (202-87) answered with 15 points and 5 rebounds and Rodrigo Sanchez (200-89) added 14 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Estudiantes O.Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Comunicaciones: G.Essengue 28+10reb+1ast, N.Lauria 20+11reb+5ast, G.Torres 10+2reb+1ast, A.Pau 10+6ast, F.Vietta Stechina 9+4reb+2ast, J.De Felippo 7+1reb+1ast
Estudiantes O.: E.Dominguez 15+5reb+3ast, R.Sanchez 14+6reb+1ast, S.Arese 11+4reb+4ast, J.Gamazo 10+5reb, A.Brocal 10+2reb+1ast, D.Figueredo 7+5reb+1ast
gschID: 548036





Ramos Mejia celebrate Torneo Federal title - by Eurobasket News

Deportivo Norte A. - Ramos Mejia 74-99

Ramos Mejia celebrated Torneo Federal title. They rallied past Deportivo Norte Armstrong on the road to capture the trophy. The game was mostly controlled by Ramos Mejia. Deportivo Norte A. managed to win second period 20-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kevin Jerez Pilotti (186-PG-89) and Sebastian Morales (202-F/C-88) came up with 27 points each to lead the winners. J Torressi responded with 21 points for Deportivo Norte Armstrong.
gschID: 547990





Coach Nicolas Casalanguida signs at Atenas - by Eurobasket News

Atenas Cordoba (LigaA) landed 38-year old coach Nicolas Casalanguida from Obras Basket.
The previous (15-16) season Casalanguida coached at Regatas Corrientes.
Among other achievements his team was regular season runner-up in Argentinian LigaA North Group in 2015. Casalanguida received also Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian LigaA Coach of the Year award back in 2009, 2013 and 2014.
He has been coaching Argentinian Senior National Team between 2010 and 2017 and coached also U19 National Team in 2013.
Casalanguida has coached previously GECR Indalo.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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  ASEAN LEAGUE  


Dragons' Locals Fill Up Malaysia National Team Roster for International Tournament - by Eurobasket News

To prepare their National Teams for the South East Asian Games coming up in August, the Malaysia Basketball Association will be holding an International Basketball Invitational starting from June 13 to 17. In the Mens tournament, Malaysia will be going up against National Taiwan Normal University (Taiwan), Chung Chou University of Science and Technology (Taiwan), and ACBA Dragons (Australia) in the five-day tourney. The 3 Westports Malaysia Dragons Players that made the SEABA Championship roster will continuing their national team duties. Ting Chun Hong proved himself to be a valuable offensive option for Malaysia and should continue to have a large role in this tournament as well. Kok Hou Teo (177-PG-94) and Wei Hong Choo (197-C-92) were solid contributors and should continue to get good chances to continue their runs. The focus will be shifting to the bigger stars of Malaysia who were unavailable for the SEABA Championship earlier in May. Yi Hou Wong (196-F-96) (15.4 Minutes / 5.9 Points), Tian Yuan Kuek (201-C-91) (18.2 Minutes / 7.1 Points) were both key players in the Westports Malaysia Dragons rotation last season under Coach Chris Thomas and they return to the national team squad in this tournament. Both are more than capable long range bombers (at least 38.0% three-point shooting) and their length will surely be put to good use. Two former Dragons will also be on the roster in this international tournament in Chee Li Wei and Yoong Jing Kwaan (200-C-90). The 27-year-old Yoong Jing has been a regular on both the National Team and Dragons roster and his 63 games played for the Dragons stands at 5th most for the franchise. Though he didn't play for the Dragons last season, his size and versatility can still prove to be valuable for National Team play. Seasoned veteran Li Wei has not been on a Dragons roster since 2012 but he's been regularly playing in local competition. The rest of the Malaysia national team are Ong Wei Yong, Soo Eng Heng, Chan Kek Thai, Wong Chin Yong, and Mak Lok Seng. Malaysia will be playing against National Taiwan Normal University (Taiwan) on Wednesday June 14th at 6:00 PM (local time). They will then face Chung Chou University of Science and Technology (Taiwan) on Thursday June 15th at 8:00 PM (local time). They will wrap up elimination play against the ACBA Dragons (Australia) on Friday June 16th at 8:30 PM (local time). The teams will play in placement games on the final day of the competition on Saturday June 17th. The MABA International Basketball Invitation will be played at MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur which was home to the Westports Malaysia Dragons for six straight ABL seasons before going under renovation this past season.
Courtesy of: aseanbasketballleague.com




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  BAHAMAS  


Soles de Santo Domingo inks Michael Carey Jr. - by Eurobasket News

Soles de Santo Domingo (LNB) signed 24-year old Bahamas international guard Michael Carey Jr. (196-91kg-93). He just graduated from Wagner (NCAA). In 30 games he had 13.8ppg, 9.1rpg and 1.7apg last season. Carey Jr. helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as he was named to All-NEC 1st Team and NEC All-Tournament Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Carey Jr.'s team won NEC Regular Season in 2016.
He has been a member of Bahamas international program for some years. Carey Jr. has been regularly called to Bahamas senior team since 2016 and previously for U16 National Team back in 2009.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BELGIUM  


Limburg United adds Monaghan to their roster, ex Coruna - by Eurobasket News

Hubo Limburg United (Euromillions League) added to their roster 25-year old American guard Zach Monaghan (188-79kg-92, college: Minn.St.-Mankato, agency: Duran International). He has played for the last two seasons at Leyma Basquet Coruna in Spanish LEB Gold. In 37 games he recorded 12.4ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.5apg and 1.1spg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Monaghan's team made it to the LEB Gold Play-Off Semifinals in 2016. He was also voted All-NSIC 1st Team in 2014 and 2015 at his college time.
Monaghan graduated from Minnesota State University Mankato in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

Hubo Limburg United roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tate Unruh
Zach Monaghan
Matt Bingaya

Forwards:
Wen_Boss Mukubu
Abel Baptista

Coach: Thomas Roijakkers

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tate Unruh signs at Limburg United - by Koen Verbelen

Hubo Limburg United landed 26-year old American guard Tate Unruh (193-G-90, college: N.Colorado, agency: Inception Sports).
The American guard comes from Finnish team Kauhajoen Karhu where he averaged 13.2 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists per game
Unruh has played previously for three other teams: Ringwood Hawks, Marso and Kauhajoen Karhu.
He attended University of Northern Colorado until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Unruh is a smart point guard with a great vision.



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  BOSNIA  


Coach Vedran Bosnic leaves Sodertalje - by Eurobasket News

41-year old naturalized Bosnian coach Vedran Bosnic left Sodertalje Kings (Basketligan). Bosnic has coached there for the last nine years.
Among other achievements Bosnic won Swedish Basketligan championship title for four years in a row (between 2013 and 2016). He received also Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Basketligan Coach of the Year award in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Bosnic has been coaching Swedish Senior National Team between 2014 and 2017, and coached also University National Team between 2013 and 2015.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BRAZIL  


Rafael Hettsheimer (ex Fuenlabrada) signs at Atenas - by Eurobasket News

Atenas Cordoba (LigaA) landed 31-year old Brazilian international center Rafael Hettsheimer (206-118kg-86). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Spanish passport. Hettsheimer played most recently at Fuenlabrada in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 15 games he averaged 8.5ppg and 3.7rpg last season. Hettsheimer also played that season for Paschoalotto/Bauru in Brazilian NBB where in 14 games he had very impressive stats: 19.9ppg and 7.8rpg.
Among other achievements Hettsheimer played in the final of Paulista League in 2016. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian League Player of the Year award and Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian League Domestic Player of the Year award in 2016.
Hettsheimer has been also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Brazilian senior team since 2005 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2004.
Hettsheimer also represented Brazil at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 4.2ppg, 2.0rpg.
Hettsheimer has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Hettsheimer has played previously professionally in Brazil (COC Ribeirao).
His game is described as: Not so tall to play at center, he manages to keep the position thanks to powerful body and athletic skills. He could became a good PF, because he knows how to step out and hit the basket from mid-range. Has defensive mentality, but needs to improve this part of the game. Has yet upside, however.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CANADA  


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

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

Melvin Ejim
Melvin Ejim
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Melvin Ejim (200-91, college: Iowa St., currently plays in Italy). Ejim contributed to a 1-point Umana Venezia's victory against the closely-ranked Scandone AV (19-11) 84-83 in the Italian Serie A last Monday. He scored 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Umana Reyer Venezia (21-9) is placed second in the Serie A. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. It's Ejim's first season with the team. Ejim has relatively good stats this year: 10.1ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.7apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 50.9%, 3FGP: 37.6% and FT: 66.7%. He has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Nigerian. Ejim is currently a member of the Canadian senior national team.

Myck Kabongo
Myck Kabongo
   #2. Second place goes to former international guard Myck Kabongo (191-92, college: Texas, currently plays in Mexico). He led Rayos de Hermosillo to a 1-point victory against the closely-ranked Tijuana Zonkeys (21-16) 104-103 in the Mexican CIBACOPA in Monday night's game. Kabongo scored 19 points, had 8 rebounds and dished 6 assists. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Rayos de Hermosillo (30-8) is placed first in the CIBACOPA. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. This season Kabongo has relatively solid stats: 13.2ppg, 4.3rpg, 4.6apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 49.1%, 3FGP: 28.9% and FT: 72.7%. He is another player who holds two passports: DR Congolese and Canadian. Kabongo played for the Canadian national team in 2009.

Tristan Thompson
Tristan Thompson
   #3. The Canadian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Tristan Thompson (206-91, college: Texas, currently plays in NBA). He could not help the Cleveland Cavaliers (51-31) in their last game. Despite Thompson's very good performance the Cleveland Cavaliers (51-31) lost 120-129 on the road to the Golden State Warriors. He scored 15 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 30 minutes. It was Cavaliers' fourth consecutive loss in a row. Thompson is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his sixth year in Cavaliers' roster. Thompson has reliable stats this season: 8.1ppg, 9.1rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 60.1%(316-526) and FT: 53.5% in 96 games he played so far. He is also a member of the Canadian senior national team.

Kevin Pangos
Kevin Pangos
   #4. Point guard Kevin Pangos (188-93, college: Gonzaga, currently plays in Lithuania) contributed to Zalgiris' victory against the closely-ranked Lietkabelis (25-11) 73-68 in the Lithuanian LKL in Friday night's game. He scored 6 points and added 3 assists in 16 minutes. 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. This year Pangos averages: 7.9ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.9apg in 47 games. He has both Canadian and Slovenian nationalities. Pangos used to play for the Canadian national team back in 2009.

Justin Edwards
Justin Edwards
   #5. Former University international guard Justin Edwards (190-92, college: Kansas St., currently plays in Hungary) was not able to help Alba (27-11) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his very good performance the first-placed Alba (27-11) was edged 77-76 at home by the second-ranked Falco KC in the Places 1-5 group. Edwards was the second best scorer with 18 points. He also added 6 rebounds. Edwards' stats this season are: 14.3ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.1apg and 1.3spg. He used to play for the Canadian university national team four years ago.

David Wagner
David Wagner
   #6. Forward David Wagner (206-92, college: UBC, currently plays in Australia) led Rockhampton Rockets to a victory against the leader Brisbane Spartans (7-0) 91-84 in the Australian State League (second division) on Friday night. He scored 14 points and grabbed 4 rebounds; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Wagner's third season in pro basketball. Rockhampton Rockets (3-4) are placed sixth in QBL group. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. Wagner has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 18.3ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.9apg. Wagner is a former U17 international player as he played for the Canadian team seven years ago.

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

   #1. Shamar Coombs (185-G-86, college: Texas A&M-CC, currently plays in Colombia) led Sabios to a victory over one of league's weakest teams Condores (3-7) 92-84 in the Colombian PBD in Saturday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Coombs had a double-double by scoring 27 points and getting 21 rebounds. He also added 4 assists in 43 minutes. Sabios de Manizales (6-4) is placed second in the PBD. Coombs has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 19.4ppg, 7.2rpg and 4.1apg in nine games he played so far.

   #2. Ashton Smith (187-G-89, college: Indiana, PA, currently plays in Colombia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Shamar Coombs and both played together in the last Colombian PBD game. Smith was the major contributor in Sabios' victory against one of league's weakest teams Condores (3-7) 92-84. He scored 26 points (!!!), had 7 rebounds and dished 9 assists in 42 minutes. Smith has very impressive stats this year: 18.8ppg, 6.7rpg, 5.6apg and 1.1spg in nine games.

   #3. Tyler Murray (195-PG-90, college: Wagner, currently plays in Colombia) was the main contributor in Academia's victory against the league outsider Piratas (3-7) 81-65 in the Colombian Liga DirecTV on Sunday night. Murray was MVP of the game. He recorded 20 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists (made all of his seven free throws). Academia de la Montana (5-3) is placed third in the Liga DirecTV. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Murray's stats this year are: 13.1ppg, 5.0rpg, 4.9apg and 2.3spg.

   #4. Ryan Wright (206-C/F-87, college: Oklahoma, currently plays in Australia) contributed to Wanneroo's victory against the 13th-ranked Suns (4-16) 98-93 in the Australian State League (second division) on Sunday night. Wright had a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 13 rebounds. He also added 3 assists in 27 minutes. Joondalup City Wanneroo Wolves (12-4) are placed third in SBL group. Wright has very impressive stats this year: 15.7ppg and 9.7rpg in three games.

   #5. Matthew Wright (193-G-91, college: St.Bonaventure, currently plays in Philippines). He could not help Phoenix (4-7) to beat SM Beermen (11-1). Wright recorded 9 points and added 7 assists. But Phoenix were badly defeated 115-96 on the road by the leading SM Beermen. Wright averaged so far 14.3ppg, 5.0rpg, 4.8apg and 1.1spg. He has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Filipino.

   #6. Keanau Post (211-F-92, college: Missouri, currently plays in Australia) was not able to help Logan Thunder (6-1) in their last game. Despite Post's good performance Logan Thunder (#3) lost 82-89 in Runcorn to the lower-ranked (#9) South West Metro Pirates in the QBL group. He had a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting 10 rebounds. Post also added 3 blocks in 24 minutes. This year Post's overall stats are: 9.9ppg and 6.4rpg in seven games.

   #7. Philip Fournier (193, college: Toronto, currently plays in Puerto Rico) managed to help Indios de Mayaguez in a victory against the closely-ranked Vaqueros 86-72 in the Puerto Rican BSN in Tuesday night's game. He scored only 2 points in 3 minutes on the court. This year Fournier's overall stats are: 1.3ppg and 1.3rpg in 12 games.



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  COLOMBIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Karl MOORE
  Aguilas
  (203-PF-87)
  Avg: 28.5
 1. Moore, Aguilas28.5 
 2. Ortiz, Fast Break26.1 
 3. Roberson, Condores20.0 
 4. Coombs, Sabios18.9 
 5. Smith, Sabios17.9 
 6. Romero, Piratas17.4 
 7. Gurley, Caciques17.3 
 8. Almanza, Condores16.6 
 9. Balbuena, Academia15.4 
 10. McCoy, Condores14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karl MOORE
  Aguilas
  (203-PF-87)
  Avg: 15.1
 1. Moore, Aguilas15.1 
 2. Hernandez, Cimar.11.4 
 3. Romero, Piratas11.0 
 4. Sandidge, Aguilas10.0 
 5. Perez, Academia8.8 
 6. Almanza, Condores8.8 
 7. Quinones, Academia8.3 
 8. Romero, Piratas8.3 
 9. Cornelius, Caciques8.2 
 10. Ortiz, Fast Break7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Julio VELANDIA
  Aguilas
  (188-G-90)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Velandia, Aguilas6.8 
 2. Murray, Academia6.2 
 3. Smith, Sabios5.5 
 4. McCoy, Condores4.7 
 5. Granados, Academia4.7 
 6. Coombs, Sabios4.4 
 7. Reyes, Caciques4.0 
 8. Moreno, Cimarrones3.9 
 9. Nunez, Piratas3.6 
 10. Caicedo, Cimar.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Antonio BIVINS
  Aguilas
  (198-F-92)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Bivins, Aguilas2.8 
 2. Carraway, Cimar.2.2 
 3. Murray, Academia2.1 
 4. Renteria, Cimar.2.0 
 5. Nunez, Piratas2.0 
 6. Diaz, Condores2.0 
 7. Moreno, Cimarrones2.0 
 8. Ortiz, Fast Break1.7 
 9. McCoy, Condores1.6 
 10. Roberson, Condores1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Frisco SANDIDGE
  Aguilas
  (198-F-87)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Sandidge, Aguilas1.7 
 2. Perez, Academia1.4 
 3. Cornelius, Caciques1.3 
 4. Haughton, Academia1.2 
 5. Quinones, Academia1.0 
 6. Mims, Piratas1.0 
 7. Bermudez, Condores0.9 
 8. Asprilla, Caciques0.8 
 9. Hernandez, Cimar.0.8 
 10. Jones, Sabios0.7 


PBD Round 11: Caciques beat Patriotas by one after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 11 in the Liga DirecTV took place in Boyaca. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of 6th ranked Patriotas (3-8) to fifth ranked Caciques (5-4) 82-81 on Tuesday evening. Caciques dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Patriotas' 30. American players dominated the game. Guard Anthony Gurley (190-88, college: Massachusetts) saved the victory by scoring 21 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Justin Martin (198-90, college: SMU, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 18 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals for the winners. Forward Frisco Sandidge (198-87, college: Delaware St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds for Patriotas. Caciques moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Cimarrones. Patriotas at the other side dropped to the seventh position with eight games lost. They share it with Piratas. Caciques will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Patriotas will play again on the road against Caciques (#4) in Valleduparnga and are hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Bogota: Fast Break (#1) and Piratas (#8). Fast Break (8-1) crushed visiting Piratas (3-8) by 21 points 92-71. It was a great evening for the former international guard Stalin Ortiz (190-81, college: Valparaiso) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points and 7 rebounds. Dermaine Crockrell helped adding 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Venezuelan forward Jhon Romero (199-85) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 15 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. Fast Break have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. Newly promoted Fast Break maintains first place with 8-1 record. Piratas lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with eight games lost. They share it with Aguilas. Fast Break will again play against bottom-ranked Piratas (#8) in Bogota in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Piratas will have a break next round.
An interesting game for Academia (6-3) which hosted in Montana second-ranked Sabios (6-5). Third ranked Academia had an easy win 103-80. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Sabios. It was an exceptional evening for Tyler Murray who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 7 rebounds and 17 assists (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). John Velez came up with 17 points and 9 rebounds for Sabios in the defeat. 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. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Academia. Defending champion moved-up to second place. Loser Sabios dropped to the third position with five games lost. Academia will again meet at home Sabios (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Sabios will have a break next round.
We should not miss a home victory of seventh ranked Condores (4-7) over 4th placed Cimarrones (5-4) 92-80. The best player for the winners was Ryan McCoy who scored 28 points and 8 assists. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Condores moved-up to sixth place. Cimarrones at the other side keep the fourth position with four games lost. Condores' next round opponent will be again higher ranked Cimarrones (#5) in Quibdo-Choco and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.

Condores - Cimarrones 92-80

We should not miss a home victory of seventh ranked Condores (4-7) over 4th placed Cimarrones (5-4) 92-80. Condores players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. The best player for the winners was American point guard Ryan McCoy (183-87, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Haylett Sports) who scored 28 points and 8 assists. His fellow American import forward Lamar Roberson (203-86, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Haylett Sports) chipped in 24 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!). The former international center John Hernandez (207-84) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists and the former international swingman Eleutherio Renteria (194-81) added 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for the guests. Four Condores and five Cimarrones players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Condores moved-up to sixth place. Cimarrones at the other side keep the fourth position with four games lost. Condores' next round opponent will be again higher ranked Cimarrones (#5) in Quibdo-Choco and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Condores: R.McCoy 28+3reb+8ast, L.Roberson 24+7reb+7ast, L.Almanza 18+7reb+3ast, H.Diaz 14+7reb+5ast, R.Dyer 6+8reb+2ast, D.Balanta 2+2reb
Cimarrones: R.Caicedo 14+2reb+2ast, A.Carraway 13+5reb+2ast, J.Hardy 13+2reb+1ast, J.Hernandez 13+11reb+8ast, E.Renteria 13+7reb+5ast, E.Moreno 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 547230


Aguilas - Caciques 81-82

The most exciting game of round 11 in the Liga DirecTV took place in Boyaca. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of 6th ranked Patriotas (3-8) to fifth ranked Caciques (5-4) 82-81 on Tuesday evening. Caciques dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Patriotas' 30. American players dominated the game. Guard Anthony Gurley (190-88, college: Massachusetts) saved the victory by scoring 21 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Justin Martin (198-90, college: SMU, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 18 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals for the winners. Forward Frisco Sandidge (198-87, college: Delaware St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds and swingman Robert Crawford (201-90, college: Cent.Arkansas) added 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Patriotas. Five Patriotas players scored in double figures. Caciques moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Cimarrones. Patriotas at the other side dropped to the seventh position with eight games lost. They share it with Piratas. Caciques will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Patriotas will play again on the road against Caciques (#4) in Valleduparnga and are hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Caciques: A.Gurley 21+7reb+3ast, J.Martin 18+7reb+5ast, M.Bermudez 18+3reb+2ast, M.Cornelius 9+8reb+2ast, D.Reyes 7+3reb+5ast, J.Jaimes 7+3reb
Aguilas: F.Sandidge 20+12reb+2ast, R.Crawford 18+8reb+5ast, D.Joyner 16+9reb+5ast, J.Pardo 16+4reb+1ast, J.Velandia 11+3reb+10ast, O.Fonseca 0
gschID: 547228


Academia - Sabios 103-80

An interesting game for Academia (6-3) which hosted in Montana second-ranked Sabios (6-5). Third ranked Academia had an easy win 103-80. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Sabios. Academia looked well-organized offensively handing out 36 assists comparing to just 18 passes made by Sabios' players. It was an exceptional evening for Canadian point guard Tyler Murray (195-90, college: Wagner) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 7 rebounds and 17 assists (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). The former international power forward Divier Perez (201-89) accounted for 22 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side. Forward John Velez (202-83, college: TCU) came up with 17 points and 9 rebounds and Canadian guard Shamar Coombs (185-86, college: Texas A&M-CC) added 14 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals respectively for Sabios in the defeat. Four Academia and five Sabios players scored in double figures. 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. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Academia. Defending champion moved-up to second place. Loser Sabios dropped to the third position with five games lost. Academia will again meet at home Sabios (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Sabios will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Academia: G.Diaz 22+7reb+1ast, D.Perez 22+8reb+3ast, T.Murray 19+7reb+17ast, S.Granados 10+3reb+10ast, B.Aguaslimpias 8+5reb+2ast, J.Fajardo 7+2ast
Sabios: J.Velez 17+9reb+1ast, S.Coombs 14+6reb+7ast, D.Castro 11+4reb+1ast, A.Smith 10+5reb+5ast, K.Jones 10+2reb+1ast, R.Rivera 7+2reb
gschID: 547227


Fast Break - Piratas 92-71

Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Bogota: Fast Break (#1) and Piratas (#8). Fast Break (8-1) crushed visiting Piratas (3-8) by 21 points 92-71. They outrebounded Piratas 45-33 including 32 on the defensive glass. It was a great evening for the former international guard Stalin Ortiz (190-81, college: Valparaiso) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points and 7 rebounds. American guard Dermaine Crockrell (185-89, college: Bemidji St.) helped adding 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Crockrell is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Venezuelan forward Jhon Romero (199-85) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 15 rebounds and American guard Brandon Givens (198-87, college: NC-Wesleyan) scored 18 points and 7 rebounds. Five Fast Break and four Piratas 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. Fast Break have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. Newly promoted Fast Break maintains first place with 8-1 record. Piratas lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with eight games lost. They share it with Aguilas. Fast Break will again play against bottom-ranked Piratas (#8) in Bogota in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Piratas will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Fast Break: S.Ortiz 21+7reb+1ast, H.Uhegwu 21+1reb+1ast, D.Crockrell 13+7reb+5ast, L.Salazar 12+4reb+4ast, M.Sneed 10+4reb+1ast, M.Hinestroza Javes 4+3reb
Piratas: J.Romero 21+15reb, B.Givens 18+7reb+2ast, G.Pena 12+1reb+1ast, A.Nunez 11+5reb+4ast, D.Hernandez 7+2reb+2ast, J.Mendoza 2
gschID: 547229





Aguilas ink Robert Crawford - by Eurobasket News

Aguilas de Tunja (Liga DirecTV) signed 27-year old American swingman Robert Crawford (201-95kg-90, college: Cent.Arkansas). He played last season at Kentucky Mavericks (PBL) in the U.S. In 19 games he had 10.7ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.6apg. Crawford helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Illiabum in Portuguese Proliga where in 24 games he recorded 12.2ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.3apg and 1.8spg. Crawford contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) (also twice). A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese Proliga 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
In 2013 he was drafted by Tulsa 66ers (D-League) in fifth round (79th overall).
The former Central Arkansas standoutis in his fifth season in pro basketball.
He has played on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Crawford has played previously professionally in Mexico (Frayles de Guasave), Spain (Mataro) and Hungary (Kaposvari).
He could be described: Robert Crawford possesses great size and athleticism with a 7 foot wingspan for
either wing position which also makes him a very versatile defender able to guard
inside and out, fully capable of defending positions 1 through 4. He can also be an
extremely potent weapon offensively able to be used in the post with his high skill
on the block equipped with the ability to score and finish with both hands. Crawford's
combination of physical tools, perimeter shooting, ability to attack the rim, developed
pick and roll play, ability to shoot running off screens make him an extremely attractive
player
.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ashton Smith claims Colombian PBD weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Canadian Ashton Smith (187-G-89) had a very impressive game in the last round for league's second-best Sabios and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 10.
The 27-year old guard had the game-high 20 points adding nine rebounds and five assists for Sabios in his team's victory, helping them to crush Condores (#7, 3-7) with 22-point margin 89-67. Sabios maintains the 2nd position in Colombian PBD. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Sabios will need more victories to improve their 6-4 record. Smith just recently signed at Sabios, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Indiana University of Pennsylvania graduate has very impressive stats this year. Smith is in league's top in points (5th best: 18.8ppg), assists (2nd best: 5.6apg) and averages solid 53.1% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old Canadian point guard Tyler Murray (195-PG-90) of Academia. Murray impressed basketball fans with 20 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists. Of course he led Academia to another comfortable win 81-65 over the lower-ranked Piratas (#8, 3-7) being unquestionably team leader. Academia's 3rd position in the standings has not changed. His team's 5-3 record is not bad at all. Murray is one of the most experienced players at Academia and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was another Sabios' star - American Ricardo Rivera (190-G-91). Rivera scored 19 points. He was another key player of Sabios, helping his team with a 89-67 easy win against the lower-ranked Condores (#7, 3-7). Sabios needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 6 victories and 4 lost games. Rivera has a very solid season. In 10 games in Colombia he scored 6.8ppg. Ricardo Rivera has also Colombian passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Amir Carraway (198-G/F-91) of Cimarrones - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
5. John Hernandez (207-C-84) of Cimarrones - 13 points and 17 rebounds
6. John Velez (202-F-83) of Sabios - 11 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Stalin Ortiz (190-G-81) of Fast Break - 33 points and 5 rebounds
8. Rodrigo Caicedo (180-PG-88) of Cimarrones - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Ryan McCoy (183-PG-87) of Condores - 15 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Valencia Bermudez (97) of Condores - 9 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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Keravnos sign Christos Loizidis - by Chris Mammides

Keravnos Strovolou (Division A) signed 26-year old international center Christos Loizidis (207-91) from Etha. In 20 Division A games he had 3.7ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.3apg last season. A very impressive year as he was named to Cyprus League All-Star Game.
The previous (15-16) season Loizidis played at Apoel where in 15 Division A games he recorded just 2.7ppg and 1.6rpg. He helped them to win the cup and make to league final.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Loizidis won Greek B Division South Group championship title in 2014. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League All-Domestic Players Team back in 2013.
Loizidis has been also a member of Cypriot international program for some years. He played for Cypriot senior team this year and previously for Military National Team in 2011.
Loizidis represented Cyprus at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 2.0ppg, 1.0rpg.
Loizidis has played previously professionally in Cyprus (Petrolina AEK Larnaca and Proteas Danoi AEL Limassol) and Greece (P.Faliro, Aias Evosmou, Doukas and Ikaros Academies).

Keravnos is strengthening its local player's roster and due to its European duties for the first time after a decade Coach Livadiotis wants to give another character to the Strovolos Team..

Keravnos Strovolou roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Georgios Neophytou
Kenny Barker

Forwards:
Nikolaos Stylianou

Center:
Christos Loizidis

Coach: Christoforos Livadiotis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Christopher Razis (ex AGOR) agreed terms with Vechta - by Eurobasket News

SC Rasta Vechta (BBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old Cypriot international point guard Christopher Razis (194-89). The last season Razis played also at A.G.O Rethymno Aegean (also in A1). But in 24 games he recorded just 1.4ppg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Semifinals for two years in a row (2015 and 2016). Razis received also Eurobasket.com All-Greek A2 3rd Team award in 2014 and 2015.
He has been also a member of Cypriot international program for some years. Razis has regularly played for Cypriot senior team since 2008 and previously for U16 National Team back in 2005.
He represented Cyprus at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 2.2ppg.
Razis has played also professionally in Cyprus (Ydra Asfalistiki ENAD Agios Dometios and Keravnos) and Germany (EWE Baskets and Oettinger Rockets Gotha) and Greece (OF Irakleio).
The scouts decsribe him following way: Christopher is a combo guard who can do many jobs in the court. He is a point guard who can play at the off guard as well. Nice ball handler with good Point guard abilities. He has very high level Basketball IQ, he can always find the open man in offence. He can hit the 3-pointer as well as the two pointer from any given spot in the court. Christopher has excellent attitude on and off the floor. He is very coach able and basketball lover he can work out many hours per day as he really targets the sport and he sees him self seriously into the court, in the short term future. He is persistence and always optimist in and out of the court. He is perfectionist and tries always to get the maximum out of his ability. He needs to improve his defence, especially on the man-to-man.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Viktoras Ieronymidis signs at Apoel - by Chris Mammides

Cytavision Apoel Nicosia (Division A) landed 22-year old former Cypriot international swingman Viktoras Ieronymidis (200-100kg-95). just graduated from St.Martin's (NCAA2). Ieronymidis missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Ieronymidis received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 Division B Honorable Mention award back in 2011 at his college time.
Ieronymidis was also a member of Cypriot international program for some years. He played for Cypriot Senior National Team back in 2012 and previously for U16 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Ieronymidis also represented Cyprus at the European Championships U20 Division B in Pitesti (Romania) four years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 10.9ppg, 5.4rpg, FGP: 45.0%, 3PT: 43.5%, FT: 62.5%.
Ieronymidis has played previously for Keravnos Strovolou where he begun his basketball career through the basketball academies of the Strovolos team.
His game is described as: (By Chris Mammides 2010)
Viktoras is among the few Cypriot players of his age whose target is to become professional Basketball player. He is a fast learner and a very tough worker. He got some good inches in the last couple of years and his body became quite physical for the forward positions. He loves the game and he is willing to sacrifice everything else in his life for basketball. He can score inside and out with the same simplicity. He's a valuable offensive force who can rebound, run the floor and shoot from the wing as his quick hands helps him quite a lot. He is better than average passer as he began playing Basketball in Strovolos at the guard positions. He needs to improve his defense and to add some more muscles to become the perfect forward. Eurobasket.com believes that Viktoras will become one of the best forwards in the island
.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stats Leaders - LIDOBA

Points Per Game
 Gerardo SUERO
  Indios SFM
  (196-G-89)
  Avg: 29.7
 1. Suero, Indios SFM29.7 
 2. Guzman, Soles SD21.1 
 3. Santana, Titanes .20.5 
 4. Bailey, Reales LV19.3 
 5. Rembert, Titanes .19.2 
 6. Gaines, Metros S.18.9 
 7. Glenn, Metros S.18.7 
 8. Suero, Indios SFM18.1 
 9. Rhett, Leones SD18.0 
 10. Foster, Huracane.18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jhonatan ARAUJO
  Leones SD
  (208-C-96)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Araujo, Leones SD11.6 
 2. Shannon, Indios S.9.7 
 3. Santana, Titanes .9.7 
 4. McCombs, Soles SD9.3 
 5. Mitchell, Metros S.8.8 
 6. Jones, Caneros LR8.8 
 7. Suero, Indios SFM8.4 
 8. Horford, Titanes .8.3 
 9. Louis, Soles SD8.0 
 10. Rhett, Leones SD7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Elias SOLIMAN
  Caner.
  (--)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Soliman, Caner.5.1 
 2. Ruiz, Soles SD5.0 
 3. Suero, Indios SFM4.7 
 4. Carter, Huracane.4.5 
 5. Fortuna, Leones SD4.4 
 6. De-Leon, Metros S.4.3 
 7. Glenn, Metros S.4.1 
 8. Miller, Leones SD4.0 
 9. Dicent, Metros S.4.0 
 10. Maye, Reales LV3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Kelly BEIDLER
  Caneros LR
  (199-F-88)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Beidler, Caneros LR2.4 
 2. Rose, Huracanes PP2.2 
 3. Valdez, Huracane.2.0 
 4. Suero, Indios SFM2.0 
 5. Louis, Soles SD1.7 
 6. Suero, Indios SFM1.6 
 7. Fortuna, Leones SD1.6 
 8. Tamarez, Soles SD1.3 
 9. Dicent, Metros S.1.3 
 10. Gaines, Metros S.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Tony MITCHELL
  Metros S.
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Mitchell, Metros S.2.8 
 2. Okosun, Reales LV1.7 
 3. McCombs, Soles SD1.3 
 4. Evangelista, Caner.1.2 
 5. Horford, Titanes .1.2 
 6. Garcia, Indios SFM0.9 
 7. Garcia, Caneros LR0.9 
 8. Rhett, Leones SD0.9 
 9. Freeman, Caner.0.8 
 10. Louis, Soles SD0.8 


Soles de Santo Domingo inks Michael Carey Jr. - by Eurobasket News

Soles de Santo Domingo (LNB) signed 24-year old Bahamas international guard Michael Carey Jr. (196-91kg-93). He just graduated from Wagner (NCAA). In 30 games he had 13.8ppg, 9.1rpg and 1.7apg last season. Carey Jr. helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as he was named to All-NEC 1st Team and NEC All-Tournament Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Carey Jr.'s team won NEC Regular Season in 2016.
He has been a member of Bahamas international program for some years. Carey Jr. has been regularly called to Bahamas senior team since 2016 and previously for U16 National Team back in 2009.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jhonatan Araujo claims Dominican Rep. LNB weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Talented Naturalized Spanish Jhonatan Araujo (208-C-96, agency: Basket Management Solutions) had a very impressive game in the last round for league's leader Leones SD and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5.
The 20-year old center had a double-double of 31 points and twelve rebounds, while his team beat Titanes Licey (#4, 2-4) 105-90. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Leones SD to jump to the first place in the Dominican Rep. LNB. Leones SD have a solid 6-1 record. In the team's last game Araujo had a remarkable 62.5% from 2-point range and got six three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He just recently signed at Leones SD, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Araujo has impressive league stats. He leads league in rebounds with 11.6rpg. Araujo is in league's top in and averages solid 54.7% FGP and 56.5% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 27-year old American guard Gerardo Suero (196-G-89) of second-ranked Indios SFM. Suero impressed basketball fans with 34 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists. It was enough for Indios SFM to edge the lower-ranked Reales LV (#8, 1-5) by 5 points 106-101. Indios SFM's second position in the standings has not changed. His team lost just one game this season, while they won 5 matches. Suero is one of the most experienced players at Indios SFM and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 30.8ppg (#1). His other stats are also decent: 8.7rpg and 3.7apg.

The third best performed player last round was American Robert Glenn (203-PF-89) of Metros STGO (#3). Glenn got into 30-points club by scoring 31 points in the last round. He was a key player of Metros STGO, leading his team to a 91-84 win against slightly lower-ranked Huracanes PP (#5, 2-4). Metros STGO needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 5 victories and 2 lost games. Glenn has a great season in Dominican Republic. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.7ppg (6th best) and assists with 4.1apg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Hector Maldonado (185-G-91) of Soles SD - 32 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Trey Gilder (206-PF-85) of Caneros LR - 27 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Ollie Bailey (201-G/F-85) of Reales LV - 21 points and 11 rebounds
7. Maurice Carter (183-G-83) of Huracanes PP - 21 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists
8. Arnold Louis (201-F-90) of Soles SD - 20 points and 10 rebounds
9. Juan Miguel Suero (198-SG-93) of Indios SFM - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Kevin Foster (203-PF-89) of Huracanes PP - 21 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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Asia-Basket.com All-EABC Awards 2017 - by Greg

Asia-Basket.com All-EABC 1st Team 2017
MingHui Sun
Sun
Makoto Hiejima
Hiejima
Yanhao Zhao
Zhao
Quincy Davis
Davis
Jinqiu Hu
Hu

Final MVP: Jinqiu Hu (208-C-97) of China
Best Player: Jinqiu Hu (208-C-97) of China
Best Guard: MingHui Sun (192-SG-96) of China
Best Forward: Quincy Davis (206-F/C-83) of China
Best Center: Jinqiu Hu (208-C-97) of China

1st Team
SG: MingHui Sun (192-SG-96) of China
G/F: Makoto Hiejima (190-G/F-90) of Japan
F: Yanhao Zhao (195-F-97) of China
F/C: Quincy Davis (206-F/C-83) of Taiwan
C: Jinqiu Hu (208-C-97) of China

Honorable Mention
Duncan Reid (206-C-89) of Hong Kong
Wai Seng Chan (98) of Macau
Cheng Liu (192-F-90) of Taiwan
Jun-Beom Yang (195-F-91) of S.Korea
Jong-Hyun Lee (206-C-94) of S.Korea
Il-Young Heo (197-F-85) of S.Korea
Ira Brown (193-F-82) of Japan



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Liga Superior Round 2 of Semi-Finals. ExSAL and San Marcos post wins - by Eurobasket News

ExSAL ST - Izalco 83-74

ExSAL ST held off Izalco to even the semifinal series at 1-1. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Izalco won third quarter 24-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when ExSAL ST won last quarter 26-19. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Izalco's 36. ExSAL ST forced 20 Izalco turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Izalco's players. American power forward Jaywuan Hill (203-89, college: SW Baptist) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 14 rebounds. Point guard Eduardo Cabrera (174-94) contributed with 21 points, 7 assists and 5 steals for the winners. American swingman Marcus Thomas (191-95, college: Rosemont) replied with 46 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 7 assists and forward Julio Crespin (184-97) added 15 points in the effort for Izalco. Izalco's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
ExSAL ST: J.Hill 35+14reb+3ast, E.Cabrera 21+4reb+7ast, C.Garcia 8+7reb+3ast, W.Sanchez 7+3reb+2ast, C.Escobar 4+1reb, W.Melendez 4+4reb+7ast
Izalco: M.Thomas 46+8reb+7ast, J.Crespin 15+3reb, J.Landaverde 4+7reb+1ast, G.Galdamez 4+10reb, H.Vigil 3+2reb, V.Maya 2+3reb
gschID: 548052


San Marcos - Marquense 79-71

San Marcos topped Marquense to draw things level at 1-all. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 45-35 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when San Marcos made 14 blocks. 24 personal fouls committed by Marquense helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Leonardo Gomez who scored 28 points and 6 rebounds. Nicaraguan center Barthel Lopez (213-89) chipped in a double-double by scoring 10 points, 16 rebounds and 8 blocks. Four San Marcos players scored in double figures. American power forward Anthony Moe (206, college: Millersville) produced a double-double by scoring 24 points, 10 rebounds and 6 blocks and power forward Manuel Artiga (196-83) added 15 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 blocks respectively for the guests.
Top scorers:
San Marcos: L.Gomez 28+6reb+1ast, R.Diaz 12+1reb+4ast, M.Martinez 11+9reb+4ast, B.Lopez 10+16reb+2ast, E.Abullarade 9+2reb+2ast, F.Escobar 9+6reb+2ast
Marquense: A.Moe 24+10reb+1ast, M.Artiga 15+6reb+8ast, R.Guevara 11+9reb+2ast, J.Barrera 9+5reb+5ast, R.Flores 9+5reb+2ast, H.Salazar 3+4reb+1ast
gschID: 548051





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  EUROCUP  


Coach Garcia Aito Reneses (ex Gran Canaria) joins ALBA Berlin - by Eurobasket News

ALBA Berlin (BBL) agreed terms with experienced 71-year old Spaniard coach Garcia Aito Reneses. He has coached for the last two seasons at Gran Canaria in Spanish Liga Endesa. Reneses helped them to make it to the final and Supercup semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Coach of the Year in 2015. Reneses used to coach Spanish National Team back in 2008.
He has coached also professionally for other Spanish teams like FC Barcelona and Sevilla.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @guibermejo)

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Coach Erman Kunter (ex Le Mans) takes over Galatasaray - by Eurobasket News

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (BSL) landed experienced 61-year old Turk coach Erman Kunter. He has coached for the last three years at Le Mans Sarthe Basket in French ProA.
Kunter's team won French Cup in 2016. He is currently the head coach of Iraqi National Team.
Kunter has coached previously two other Turkey teams: Darussafaka and Besiktas.

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Bryce Taylor may agree terms with Brose Baskets - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Brose Baskets Bamberg (BBL) is close to ink 31-year old American ex-international shooting guard Bryce Taylor (194-95kg-86, agency: BeoBasket) who played last time at FC Bayern Muenchen. Taylor has played there for the last four years. In 39 BBL games he averaged 9.4ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.4apg last season. Taylor helped them to win the league title and they also made it to the Cup final. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention. Taylor also played 17 games in Eurocup where he had 8.5ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.1apg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Among other achievements Taylor received Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga 1st Team award in 2016.
He was a member of USA international program for some years. Taylor was called to USA Senior National Team back in 2007 and previously for U21 National Team in 2004.
He has played previously professionally also in Italy (Sutor Montegranaro) and Germany (ALBA Berlin, Telekom Baskets and Artland Dragons).
Taylor's game is described as: Potentially a great sharpshooter in the mold of James Davis, only taller. "If you need a guy to take the big one, Taylor's the man," Keeps defenders honest with an aggressive dribble-drive. The son of former NBA player Brian Taylor has a well-rounded understanding of the game.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Luka Mitrovic signing two-year deal with Brose Bamberg - by Eurobasket News

Crvena Zvezda captain Luka Mitrovic (204-PF-93) is joining Brose Bamberg on a two-year deal, according to Eurohoops sources. The 24-year-old player will replace Italian forward Nicolo Melli in the roster of the German League champions. Melli is already reported to have a deal with Fenerbahce. Mitrovic is going to receive a sum of 550.000 for two seasons per the contract arrangement between him and the Bavarians. Joining Brose Bamberg is going to be his first time he's venturing outside of Serbia. The Serbian forrward averaged 4.1 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 15:42 minutes per game in the 2016/2017 season where Red Star fell one victory short of the playoffs. He has been a three-time ABA League champion (2015, 2016, 2017) and two-time Serbian League champion (2015,2016) with his now former team.
Courtesy of: eurohoops.net



Coach Blatt is on his way back to Tel Aviv - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (Winner League) has reportedly agreed terms with experienced 58-year old naturalized American coach David Blatt. It will actually be his comeback to Tel-Aviv as he used to coach here before. Blatt coached last season at Darussafaka in Turkish BSL league.
The previous (15-16) season he coached at the Cavaliers in NBA.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Blatt coached in the final of NBA in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Coach of the Year back in 2014. Blatt used to coach Russian National Team (as & arrNT2 (10,4) & ) back in 2012.
He has coached previously professionally in Greece (Aris) and Italy.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Aaron White (ex Zenit) signs at Zalgiris - by Eurobasket News

B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (LKL) landed 25-year old American power forward Aaron White (206-100kg-92, college: Iowa). He played most recently at Zenit in Russian VTB league. In 30 VTB United League games he averaged 9.3ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.3apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season White played at Telekom Baskets in German BBL where in 34 games he had 13.4ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.1apg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention. White also played 10 games in Eurocup where he recorded 12.3ppg and 6.3rpg.
Two years ago White was drafted by Washington Wizards (NBA) in second round (49th overall). He attended University of Iowa until 2015 and it is his third season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements White played in the final of NIT in 2013. He received also All-Big Ten 1st Team award in 2015 at his college time.
White represented USA at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.

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  FRANCE  

Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Cameron CLARK
  Chalon
  (201-G/F-91)
  Avg: 17.9
 1. Clark, Chalon17.9 
 2. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.5 
 3. Cobbs, Gravelines16.9 
 4. Gibson, Gravelines16.8 
 5. Roberson, Chalon16.4 
 6. Rush, Nancy15.9 
 7. Prepelic, Limoges15.8 
 8. Young, Chalons-.14.8 
 9. Warren, Nanterre14.4 
 10. Dorsey, Le Portel14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Fall, Chalon8.7 
 2. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.8.7 
 3. Solomon, Gravelines8.0 
 4. Hassell, Le Portel7.7 
 5. Poirier, Paris-Le.7.5 
 6. Donaldson, Le Po.7.4 
 7. Hunt, Nancy7.2 
 8. Lessort, Nanterre7.2 
 9. Cain, Chalons-Reims7.0 
 10. Yeguete, Le Mans6.9 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.10.8 
 2. Roberson, Chalon7.0 
 3. Holston, Dijon6.3 
 4. Prince, Orleans5.8 
 5. Hodge, AS.5.6 
 6. Cobbs, Gravelines5.5 
 7. Bost, Monaco5.3 
 8. Campbell, Paris-Le.5.2 
 9. Warren, Nanterre4.5 
 10. Payne, Chalons-.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 J.P. PRINCE
  Orleans
  (203-G/F-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Prince, Orleans2.4 
 2. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.3 
 3. Holston, Dijon2.0 
 4. Payne, Chalons-.1.8 
 5. Eito, Orleans1.7 
 6. Wood, Limoges1.7 
 7. Dorsey, Le Portel1.6 
 8. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 9. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.6 
 10. Cobbs, Gravelines1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Fall, Chalon2.1 
 2. Fofana, Monaco1.3 
 3. Uter, AS.1.1 
 4. Otule, Antibes1.0 
 5. Cain, Chalons-Reims1.0 
 6. Lessort, Nanterre1.0 
 7. Jean-Charles, AS.0.9 
 8. Trasolini, Nancy0.9 
 9. Koffi, Pau-Lacq.0.8 
 10. Poirier, Paris-Le.0.8 


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. Henry, Evreux16.1 
 5. Jones, Lille16.0 
 6. Williams, Boulazac16.0 
 7. Ware, Vichy C.15.9 
 8. Bigote, Nantes15.9 
 9. Walker, Evreux15.2 
 10. Bronchard, Vichy C.14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dinma ODIAKOSA
  Le Havre
  (203-C/F-85)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Odiakosa, Le Havre9.7 
 2. Ndoye, Bourg9.4 
 3. Kone, Charleville9.3 
 4. Burton, Roanne9.0 
 5. Ekperigin, Nantes8.1 
 6. Traore, Lille7.6 
 7. Morin, Le Havre7.4 
 8. Rhoomes, St Qu.7.3 
 9. Fall, Poitiers7.0 
 10. Fairell, Rouen6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jay THREATT
  Poitiers
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Threatt, Poitiers6.9 
 2. King, Le Havre6.1 
 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, Evreux5.3 
 9. Duren, Boulogne5.2 
 10. Mitchell, Nantes4.8 
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. Rigaux, Maurienne1.8 
 5. Mitchell, Nantes1.8 
 6. Fouse, Charleville1.8 
 7. de-Jong, Boulogne1.8 
 8. Denave, Vichy C.1.8 
 9. Turner, Blois1.8 
 10. Williams, Boulazac1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Yannis MORIN
  Le Havre
  (208-C/F-93)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Morin, Le Havre1.8 
 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. Kone, Charleville0.9 
 10. Ekperigin, Nantes0.9 


ProB Round 1 of Finals. Boulazac register first victory - by Eurobasket News

Boulazac - Nantes 79-64

Boulazac rallied past Nantes to capture the opening victory in ProB Finals. The game was mostly controlled by Boulazac Basket. Nantes managed to win third quarter 25-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Nantes 33-22 including 25 on the defensive glass. American power forward Jarvis Williams (198-93, college: Murray St.) fired 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Power forward Alexis Tanghe (207-90) chipped in 19 points. American point guard Kwamain Mitchell (178-89, college: St.Louis) produced 14 points and swingman Vafessa Fofana (198-92) added 8 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Boulazac: A.Tanghe 19+2reb+2ast, J.Williams 19+6reb+1ast, J.Sanchez 9+2reb+3ast, T.Sapp 8+3reb+1ast, A.Salmon 7+7reb+1ast, A.Kerckhof 5+2reb+4ast
Nantes: V.Bigote 16+1ast, K.Mitchell 14+3reb+1ast, R.Kuksiks 9+1ast, V.Fofana 8+7reb+3ast, L.Ekperigin 6+2reb+2ast, C.McKnight 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 548007





Moustapha Diop is a newcomer at Angers BC - by Eurobasket News

Angers BC 49 (NM1) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old Senegalese international forward Moustapha Diop (204-89) from BC Orchies. In 34 NM1 games he recorded 3.8ppg and 3.7rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Diop played at JSA Bordeaux where in 34 NM1 games he averaged 7.6ppg and 4.6rpg.
His team made it to the ProB Semifinals in 2010. Diop was called to Senegalese Senior National Team this year.
He has played previously for four other teams: Chorale de Roanne, Aix Maurienne, Autun and Pfastatt.

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Challans keep Saounera for another season - by Eurobasket News

Vendee Challans Basket (NM1) re-signed 30-year old former Mali international point guard Ibrahim Saounera (179-80kg-87). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 37 NM1 games he averaged 11.7ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.6apg and 1.5spg last season.
Saounera won French NM2 Group B championship title in 2011.
He also represented Mali at the Afrobasket Championships in Rades (Tunisia) two years ago.
Saounera has played previously for six other teams: Chalons Reims, Cognac BB, Rueil, Saint Vallier, Boulazac Basket and Orchesien BC.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Dijon keeps Julien for another season - by Eurobasket News

JDA Dijon Bourgogne (ProA) re-signed 25-year old former international point guard Axel Julien (184-92). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 34 ProA games he averaged 8.0ppg, 2.5rpg and 3.1apg last season. A very good year in his career as he was selected to French ProA All-Star Game.
Among other achievements Julien's team made it to the French Cup Final Four in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Domestic Player of the Year award in 2015.
Julien was also a member of French international program for some years. He played for French Senior National Team in 2014 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2012.
Julien represented France at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 6.0ppg, 2.4rpg, 3.0apg, FGP: 30.0%, 3PT: 28.2%, FT: 75.0%.
Julien has played previously for Hyeres-Toulon.

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Roanne inks Jason Williams, ex Hapoel B/S - by Eurobasket News

Chorale de Roanne Basket (ProB) agreed terms with experienced 34-year old American swingman Jason Williams (198-98kg-83, college: UTEP). He played last season at Hapoel Beer Sheva in Israeli National League. In 35 games he had very impressive stats: 16.7ppg, 5.0rpg and 3.5apg. Williams helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at JA Vichy where in 34 ProB games he recorded 14.8ppg, 4.9rpg, 2.7apg and 1.4spg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Williams was voted Eurobasket.com All-French NM1 Import Player of the Year in 2015.
He is quite experienced player. Williams has played in five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Argentina (Weber Bahia), Canada (Halifax_Rainmen), Italy (UBC, Vigevano and Ostuni) and Dominican Republic (Indios de San Francisco).
Williams attended Univ.of Texas at El Paso until 2006 and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season as a professional player.
He could be described: An swingman who can defend almost on any opponent and can help his team in lots of ways. He' not a reliable shooter but puts a great energy on the court in any moment of the game.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lille signs Florent Tortosa - by Eurobasket News

Lille Metropole Basket (ProB) signed 28-year old small forward Florent Tortosa (198-89) from ADA Blois Basket 41. Tortosa has played there for the last three years. In 24 ProB games he had 9.9ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.7apg last season.
He won French NM1 championship title in 2016.
Tortosa represented France at the European Championships U20 in Rhodos (Greece) eight years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 6 games: 1.3ppg.
Tortosa has played previously for four other teams: Chalons Reims, ALM Evreux, Hyeres-Toulon and Saint Vallier.

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Taccoen re-signs at Lille - by Eurobasket News

Lille Metropole Basket (ProB) confirmed in their roster 31-year old center Nicolas Taccoen (204-100kg-86). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 37 ProB games he had 3.2ppg and 3.5rpg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Taccoen won French NM1 championship title in 2009. He was also voted Eurobasket.com French ProB All-Newcomers Team back in 2010.
Taccoen was a member of French U20 National Team in 2006.
He has played previously for two other teams: Gravelines Dunkerque and Orchesien BC.

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Mattia Udom leaves Angelico Biella - by Eurobasket News

24-year old former Italian international forward Mattia Udom (200-98kg-93) left Angelico Biella (Serie A2). He played there also last season. In 31 games he averaged 10.5ppg and 5.4rpg. Udom helped them to make it to the cup final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Mens Sana 1871 Siena (Serie A) where in 35 games he had 9.9ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.0apg and 1.2spg. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Italian SerieA2 All-Star Game.
Udom's team won Italian Supercup in 2014.
He has a double citizenship as he also holds French passport. He was a member of Italian Senior National Team in 2014.
Udom has played previously for three other teams: Agrigento, Cantini Lorano and Quid CUS Siena.
His game is described as: A swingman with immense athletic skills, can play all front court positions. Has good 1vs1 game skills, can defend well on taller opponents. Has yet nice upside.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Xavier Moon is a newcomer at Evreux - by Eurobasket News

ALM Evreux Basket (ProB) strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old American guard Xavier Moon (188-75kg-95, agency: Three Eye Sports). He just graduated from Morehead State University (NCAA). In 29 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.3ppg, 3.6rpg, 4.8apg and 1.2spg last season. Moon helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Ohio Valley Conference. Great season indeed as he was voted to All-OVC 1st Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Moon played in the final of CBI Championship in 2016.

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Berck adds Diouf to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Berck/Rang du Fliers (NM2) added to their roster 29-year old forward Babacar Diouf (192-88, agency: Octagon Europe) from Union Tours.
Diouf won French NM2 championship title in 2014.
He has played previously for three other teams: Saint Quentin, STB Le Havre and GET Vosges.

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Evreux adds Bouquet to their roster - by Eurobasket News

ALM Evreux Basket (ProB) added to their roster 23-year old small forward Damien Bouquet (196-94) from Etoile Charleville-Mezieres. In 36 ProB games he recorded 7.5ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.3apg last season.
Bouquet helped his team to make it to the U21 Championships (Trophee du Futur) Semifinals in 2015.
He has played previously for Strasbourg IG.

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Rousselle re-signs at Cholet - by Eurobasket News

Cholet Basket (ProA) confirmed in their roster 27-year old point guard Jonathan Rousselle (187-74kg-90). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 29 ProA games he recorded 8.9ppg, 2.6rpg, 3.8apg and 1.2spg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Rousselle's team made it to the French Cup Final Four in 2013. He was also voted Eurobasket.com French ProB All-Domestic Players Team back in 2013.
Rousselle was also a member of French international program for some years. He played for French Senior National Team in 2014 and previously for U18 National Team in 2008.
Rousselle represented France at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 7 games: 1.7ppg.
Rousselle has played previously for three other teams: Gravelines Dunkerque, Tourcoing and SO Maritime Boulogne.

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Thomas Heurtel (ex Anadolu Efes) could join Valencia - by Eurobasket News

Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) is close to sign 28-year old French international guard Thomas Heurtel (189-90kg-89, agency: BeoBasket) who played last time at Anadolu Efes Istanbul in Turkey. Heurtel has played there for the last three years. In 32 BSL games he recorded 11.8ppg, 2.2rpg, 6.7apg and 1.0spg last season. Heurtel helped them to make it to the cup final. Great season indeed as he was voted to Turkish League All-Star Game.
Among other achievements his team won Turkish President Cup in 2016. Heurtel received also Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League 1st Team award in 2016.
He has been also a member of French international program for some years. Heurtel has regularly played for French senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
He also represented France at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 10.6ppg, 3.4rpg, 5.0apg, FGP: 74.1%, 3PT: 33.3%.
Heurtel has played also professionally in Italy, France (Pau Lacq Orthez and Strasbourg IG) and Spain (Baskonia and Meridiano Alicante).

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ProA Round 1 of Finals. Chalon record first victory - by Eurobasket News

Chalon - Strasbourg 89-75

Chalon fired past Strasbourg to take the lead in the championship series. The game was mostly controlled by Chalon/Saor. Strasbourg IG managed to win third quarter 25-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Strasbourg IG to just 6 points in first quarter. Chalon/Saor looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Lance Harris (195-84, college: Kansas St.) who helped to win the game recording 27 points and 9 rebounds. His fellow American import point guard John Roberson (180-88, college: Texas Tech) contributed with 18 points and 9 assists for the winners. Four Chalon/Saor players scored in double figures. American-Polish point guard AJ Slaughter (191-87, college: W.Kentucky, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 17 points and 4 assists and American-FYR Macedonian Romeo Travis (201-84, college: Akron) added 11 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Strasbourg IG. Strasbourg IG's coach rotated eleven players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Chalon: L.Harris 27+9reb+2ast, J.Roberson 18+3reb+9ast, J.Nzeulie 13+3reb+4ast, C.Clark 13+5reb+1ast, M.Fall 8+10reb+8ast, E.Ibekwe 7+2reb
Strasbourg: A.Slaughter 17+3reb+4ast, R.Travis 11+7reb+4ast, M.Jaiteh 10+3reb+2ast, P.Sy 9+5reb, J.Leloup 9+1reb+3ast, E.Murphy 8+1reb
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Lighty is back at ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket, ex Banco di Srd - by Eurobasket News

ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (ProA) added to their roster 29-year old American swingman David Lighty (195-98kg-88, college: Ohio State). It is actually his comeback to ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket as he has played here before. Lighty played last season at Banco di Srd in Italian Serie A. In 11 games he had 7.2ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.1apg and 1.0spg. Lighty also played that season for Dolomiti Energia Trento (also in Serie A) where in 15 games he recorded 13.1ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.4apg and 1.5spg.
Lighty has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He was selected to French ProA All-Star Game back in 2014.
Lighty has played previously professionally in Italy (AV Cantu and Vanoli Cremona) and France (JSF Nanterre).
He attended Ohio State until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.
On Lighty: A very versatile player, who plays with intenstity and athleticism at both ends of the court. Defends very well on the perimeter.

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Bourg adds Jeter to their roster, ex Groningen - by Eurobasket News

JL Bourg Basket (ProB) added to their roster 29-year old American point guard Lance Jeter (191-102kg-88, college: Nebraska). He played last season at Donar Groningen in Dutch Eredivisie. Jeter managed to play in three leagues last year. In 37 Eredivisie games he was third best scorer with 13.4ppg and averaged 3.6rpg, 6.0apg (leader !!!) and 1.6spg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the Supercup (also twice). A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Guard of the Year. Jeter also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had very impressive stats: 19.4ppg, 4.0rpg, 6.4apg and 1.4spg. Great season indeed as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-FIBA Europe Cup 2nd Team. And finally Jeter contributed to 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded also remarkable stats: 17.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 7.5apg, 2.0spg and 1.0bpg.
The previous (15-16) season Jeter played at Mitteldeutscher BC in German BBL. In 17 games he got 8.1ppg, 2.1rpg and 3.1apg.
Jeter has played also professionally in Poland (AZS Koszalin and Trefl) and Germany (ratiopharm Ulm).
He attended University of Nebraska until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

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Souffel keeps Correia for another season - by Eurobasket News

BC Souffelweyersheim (NM1) re-signed 24-year old shooting guard Valentin Correia (192-93). He played there last season. In 42 NM1 games he recorded 11.5ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.5apg and 1.6spg. Correia helped them to make it to the final. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-French NM1 3rd Team.
He won French NM2 championship title in 2016.
Correia was a member of French U18 National Team back in 2011.
He has played previously for four other teams: Strasbourg IG, Charleville Mezieres, Gries/Oberhoffen and Strasbourg Alsace Basketball Club.

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Souffel signs Lucas Diemer - by Eurobasket News

BC Souffelweyersheim (NM1) signed 20-year old point guard Lucas Diemer (181-97) from Gries/Oberhoffen. But in 20 NM1 games he had just 1.4ppg last season.

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Diehl comes back to Souffel - by Eurobasket News

BC Souffelweyersheim (NM1) added to their roster 23-year old point guard Theo Diehl (192-94). It is actually his comeback to Souffelweyersheim as he has played here before. Diehl played last season at FC Mulhouse Basket in NM1. However his team was relegated to NM2.
He won French NM2 championship title in 2016.
Diehl has played previously for two other teams: Strasbourg IG and Gries/Oberhoffen.

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List of players in National team Under 18 - by Dragan Ristov


On 15th of June, Macedonian national team under 18 years will have the first practice, which will be official start of the preparation for European championship in B division which will be held in Talin, Estonia. The coach of the national team, Gjorgi Kochov is counting on this players:

1. Andrej Jordanovski KK Rabotnicki
2. Luka Stojanovski KK Feniks
3. Pavle Mihajlovski KK Zemun
4. Marko Anastasov KK Rabotnicki
5. Slavcho Temelkovski KK Rabotnicki
6. Damjan Krstevski KK Rabotnicki
7. Valmir Kakruku KK Shkupi
8. Tomi Petrov Kk Kozuv
9. Josif Naumovski KK Feniks
10 Aleksandar Janev Italy
11. Robert Stojanov KK Vardar
12. Filip Gjorevski KK Vardar
13. Enis Redzep KK Shkupi
14. Nikola Shopov KK Vardar
15. Martin Gjorgevski KK Pink Panteri
16. Antonio Georgievski KK Rabotnicki
17. Kiril Panov Spain
18. Blagoja Dimitriev KK Feniks
19. Damjan Lazarov Italy
20. Damjan Misa MZT Skopje
21. Ivan Volkanovski KK Vardar
22. Andrej Deolski KK Rabotnicki
23. Martin Trsunov KK MZT Skopje



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Mathis Monninghoff is a newcomer at Walter Tigers - by Eurobasket News

Walter Tigers Tuebingen (BBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old swingman Mathis Monninghoff (200-83kg-92, college: Gonzaga, agency: BeoBasket) from BG Goettingen. In 33 BBL games he recorded 6.4ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.3apg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Monninghoff played in the final of WCC Tournament in 2012. He was selected to German NBBL All-Star Game back in 2009 and 2010 at his college time.
Monninghoff represented Germany at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 7 games: 9.1ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.0apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 63.2%, 3PT: 29.6%, FT: 69.6%.
Monninghoff has played previously for two other teams: Gladiators and Bayer Giants.
He attended Gonzaga University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

Walter Tigers Tuebingen roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jared Jordan
Barry Stewart
Mathis Monninghoff

Forward:
Sid-Marlon Theis

Center:
Phillipp Heyden

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Art.Dragons land Leon Bahner - by Eurobasket News

Artland Dragons (ProB) tabbed 22-year old center Leon Bahner (209-105kg-95, college: San Jose State). He played most recently at Hamburg Towers in the ProA. In 8 games he averaged just 2.3ppg and 3.0rpg last season. ProB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Bahner has played previously for two other teams: Telekom Baskets and RSV Eintracht.
He attended San Jose State until 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

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A.G.O Rethymno Aegean lands Hugh Robertson, ex Koeln Rh.Stars - by Chris Mammides

A.G.O Rethymno Aegean (A1) landed 28-year old American guard Hugh Robertson (195-93kg-89, college: S.Florida). He played most recently at Koeln Rh.Stars in German ProA. In 33 games he averaged 14.4ppg, 5.7rpg, 2.6apg and 1.6spg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Robertson played at Helios (Telemach League) in Slovenia. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 36 Telemach League games he recorded 12.5ppg, 7.1rpg, 2.3apg and 1.3spg. Robertson helped them to win the Slovenian League title (twice). He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Guard of the Year. Robertson also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 11.5ppg, 5.5rpg, 2.2apg and 1.2spg. He also played 7 games in Alpe-Adria-Cup where he got 14.4ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.1apg and 1.1spg. Robertson contributed to his team winning the Alpe-Adria-Cup championship (twice). Impressive indeed as was selected to Eurobasket.com Alpe Adria Cup All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Robertson has played previously professionally in France (Cognac BB), Lebanon (Tadamon) and Slovenia (Hopsi Polzela).
He attended University of South Florida until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

A.G.O Rethymno Aegean roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Hugh Robertson
Walter Lemon_Jr.
Dimitris Tsagkarakis

Forwards:
Haralampos Giannopoulos
Toarlyn Fitzpatrick
Andreas Christodoulou
Trayvonn Wright

Center:
Thomas Kottas

Coach: Nikos Vetoulas

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Gotha Add German Youth Experience With Johannes Richter And David Taylor. - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The one guy is 23 and has a Fiba Europe Cup title under his belt with Johannes Richter (205-PF-93) and the other is 22 and has unending NCAA experience having played against top players like Lonzo Ball with David Taylor, but really both are still interesting and developing young German players. Johannes Richter is looking to make his breakthrough while David Taylor is starting his professional career as both got signed by new EasyCredit BBL team Gotha. Richter is a 205cm power forward/center that last season played with the Telekom Baskets Bonn (BBL) playing 31 games averaging 2.4ppg, 1.1rpg and in the FIBA Europe Cup played 12 games averaging 3.6ppg, 3.3rpg. "We want to sign young German players and develop them. We want to give talented players who deserve the chance and where we are optimistic that they will use that chance. Johannes Richter belongs to that type of a player without a doubt", stressed Wolfgang Heyder.

Richter started his basketball career in 2009 with the Franken Hexer 2nd team (2.Regionalliga). In the 2010 season he moved to TSV Troester Breitenguessbach (ProB) where he stayed until 2013 and also had a double license to play with BBL team Bamberg and in those three years couldn't mak ehis break through playing only 5 BBL games. he then played three seasons in the Frankfurt Skyliners organization where he played 57 BBL games and also played for their Pro B team playing 44 games. He also played 11 Eurochallenge games and 9 Fiba Europe Cup games. He made his international break through in the 2014-2015 season where he scored 15 points against Danish team Bakken. Awards and achievements in the career of Richter have been German U17 National Team -10, World Championships U17 in Hamburg (Germany) -10: 4 games: 1.0ppg, 1.5rpg, German U18 National Team -11, European Championships U18 in Wroclaw (Poland) -11: 8 games: 3.9ppg, 2.0rpg, German NBBL All-Star Game -12, German U20 National Team -12-13, German NBBL Championships Winner -12, European Championships U20 in Slovenia -12: 6 games: 6.5ppg, 4.0rpg, FGP: 56.0%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 72.7%, German Bundesliga Supercup Winner -13, European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) -13: 9 games: 5.2ppg, 3.0rpg, FGP: 65.5%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 50.0%, EuroChallenge Semifinals -15, German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals -16, FIBA Europe Cup Winner -16, German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Finalist -16, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro B 3rd Team -16, German Bundesliga Semifinals -16, and FIBA Europe Cup Semifinals -17.

Gotha also signed German David Taylor who is a 22 year old 190cm guard that was born in Bayreuth and grew up in Eckersdorf, Germany/Graf-Muenster Gymnasium. His father Derrick was a well known BBL player that won the BBL title with Bamberg. Taylor played the last 4 years at Pacific (NCAA) playing a total of 109 games and as a senior played 24 games averaging 4.7ppg, 1.7rpg. "We would like to find 8 Germans and play with four international players", stressed Wolfgang Heyder. Taylor started his basketball career with BBC Bayreuth 2 (2.Regionalliga)) in 2009. He then played two seasons with the Nuernberger Basketball Club before moving to TSV Troester Breitenguessbach (ProB) in 2012 where he played 16 games averaging 6.9ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.7apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 41.2%, 3PT: 29.0%, FT: 73.7%, played also at Troester Cybex Breitenguessbach U19 team (NBBL). Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been German U16 National Team -10-11, German U15 National Team -10, European Championships U16 in Bar (Montenegro) -10: 9 games: 6.6ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.4apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 34.0%, 3PT: 21.4%, FT: 77.8%, German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Semifinals -11, European Championships U16 in Czech Republic -11: 7 games: 11.6ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.7apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 37.7%, 3PT: 29.4%, FT: 74.1%, German NBBL All-Star Game -12, 13, German U18 National Team -12, Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Mannheim (Germany) -12, European Championships U18 in Lithuania -12: 9 games: 7.4ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 42.6%, 3PT: 12.5%, FT: 71.4%, Torneo Citta di Roma International Junior Tournament -13, German NBBL Championships Finalist -13,a nd German U20 National Team -15

Source:Gotha





Christopher Razis (ex AGOR) agreed terms with Vechta - by Eurobasket News

SC Rasta Vechta (BBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old Cypriot international point guard Christopher Razis (194-89). The last season Razis played also at A.G.O Rethymno Aegean (also in A1). But in 24 games he recorded just 1.4ppg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Semifinals for two years in a row (2015 and 2016). Razis received also Eurobasket.com All-Greek A2 3rd Team award in 2014 and 2015.
He has been also a member of Cypriot international program for some years. Razis has regularly played for Cypriot senior team since 2008 and previously for U16 National Team back in 2005.
He represented Cyprus at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 2.2ppg.
Razis has played also professionally in Cyprus (Ydra Asfalistiki ENAD Agios Dometios and Keravnos) and Germany (EWE Baskets and Oettinger Rockets Gotha) and Greece (OF Irakleio).
The scouts decsribe him following way: Christopher is a combo guard who can do many jobs in the court. He is a point guard who can play at the off guard as well. Nice ball handler with good Point guard abilities. He has very high level Basketball IQ, he can always find the open man in offence. He can hit the 3-pointer as well as the two pointer from any given spot in the court. Christopher has excellent attitude on and off the floor. He is very coach able and basketball lover he can work out many hours per day as he really targets the sport and he sees him self seriously into the court, in the short term future. He is persistence and always optimist in and out of the court. He is perfectionist and tries always to get the maximum out of his ability. He needs to improve his defence, especially on the man-to-man.

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Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Awards 2017 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga 1st Team 2017
Josh Mayo
Mayo
Chris Babb
Babb
Rickey Paulding
Paulding
Dyshawn Pierre
Pierre
Raymar Morgan
Morgan

Player of the Year: Raymar Morgan (203-F/C-88) of Ratiopharm
Guard of the Year: Chris Babb (196-G-90) of Ratiopharm
Forward of the Year: Dyshawn Pierre (198-F-93) of Braunschweig
Center of the Year: Raymar Morgan (203-F/C-88) of Ratiopharm
Newcomer of the Year: Marcos Knight (188-G-89) of Zaragoza
Bosman Player of the Year: Fabien Causeur (195-SG-87) of Brose Bask.
Import Player of the Year: Rickey Paulding (196-F/G-82) of EWE Baskets
Most Improved Player of the Year: Carlos Medlock (183-PG-87) of Braunschweig
Domestic Player of the Year: Daniel Theis (204-PF-92) of Brose Bask.
Defensive Player of the Year: Quantez Robertson (188-G-84) of Fraport SKY
Coach of the Year: Raoul Korner of Bayreuth

1st Team
PG: Josh Mayo (181-PG-87) of Telekom Bsk
G: Chris Babb (196-G-90) of Ratiopharm
F/G: Rickey Paulding (196-F/G-82) of EWE Baskets
F: Dyshawn Pierre (198-F-93) of Braunschweig
F/C: Raymar Morgan (203-F/C-88) of Ratiopharm

2nd Team
PG: Jared Jordan (187-PG-84) of Walter Tigers
G: Joseph Lewis (188-G-92) of Bayreuth
G: Darius Miller (202-G-90) of Brose Bask.
G: Shavon Shields (201-G-94) of Dolomiti En. TR
C: Brian Qvale (210-C-88) of Lokomotiv

3rd Team
G: Chris Kramer (191-G-88) of EWE Baskets
G: Marcos Knight (188-G-89) of Zaragoza
F/G: Ryan Thompson (198-F/G-89) of Ratiopharm
F/C: Julian Gamble (208-F/C-89) of Telekom Bsk
F/C: Jack Cooley (206-F/C-91) of Ludwigsburg

Honorable Mention
Augustine Rubit (201-F-89) of Ratiopharm
Janis Strelnieks (191-PG-89) of Brose Bask.
Devin Booker (205-C-91) of B.Muenchen
Nihad Djedovic (196-SF-90) of B.Muenchen
Vladimir Lucic (201-SF-89) of B.Muenchen
Bryce Taylor (194-SG-86) of B.Muenchen
De'Mon Brooks (201-F-92) of Bayreuth
Kyan Anderson (180-PG-92) of Bayreuth
Assem Marei (206-F-92) of Bayreuth
Nate Linhart (201-SF-86) of Bayreuth
Frantz Massenat (193-G-92) of EWE Baskets
Dragan Milosavljevic (198-G/F-89) of ALBA
Ken Horton (199-F-89) of Telekom Bsk
Cameron Wells (186-PG-88) of Giessen 46ers
Dwayne Evans (201-F-92) of Ludwigsburg
Justin Sears (203-F-94) of Giessen 46ers
Scott Eatherton (203-F/C-91) of Goettingen
Alex Ruoff (198-F/G-86) of Goettingen
Benas Veikalas (192-G-83) of Goettingen
Quincy Diggs (198-G/F-90) of CEZ Nymburk
Jordan Hulls (180-PG-90) of Bremerhaven
Julius Jenkins (187-PG-81) of Jena
Immanuel McElroy (194-G-80) of Jena
Jake Odum (193-PG-91) of Wuerzburg
Lamonte Ulmer (198-SF-86) of Wuerzburg
Brendan Lane (206-C-90) of Wuerzburg
Barry Stewart (193-SG-88) of Walter Tigers
Isaiah Philmore (203-F-89) of Walter Tigers
Geoffrey Groselle (212-C-93) of Braunschweig
Carlton Guyton (193-G-90) of Braunschweig
Frank Gaines (191-SG-90) of Metros STGO
Devin Searcy (208-C/F-89) of Vechta

All-Domestic Players Team
PG: Per Guenther (185-PG-88) of Ratiopharm
G/F: Niels Giffey (200-G/F-91) of ALBA
SF: Nihad Djedovic (196-SF-90) of B.Muenchen
PF: Daniel Theis (204-PF-92) of Brose Bask.
PF: Johannes Thiemann (204-PF-94) of Ludwigsburg

All-Imports Team
PG: Josh Mayo (181-PG-87) of Telekom Bsk
G: Chris Babb (196-G-90) of Ratiopharm
F/G: Rickey Paulding (196-F/G-82) of EWE Baskets
F: Dyshawn Pierre (198-F-93) of Braunschweig
F/C: Raymar Morgan (203-F/C-88) of Ratiopharm

All-Bosmans Team
SG: Fabien Causeur (195-SG-87) of Brose Bask.
PG: Janis Strelnieks (191-PG-89) of Brose Bask.
G/F: Dragan Milosavljevic (198-G/F-89) of ALBA
F: Assem Marei (206-F-92) of Bayreuth
C: Elmedin Kikanovic (211-C-88) of ALBA

All-Defensive Team
G: Chris Kramer (191-G-88) of EWE Baskets
SG: Barry Stewart (193-SG-88) of Walter Tigers
G: Quantez Robertson (188-G-84) of Fraport SKY
PF: Daniel Theis (204-PF-92) of Brose Bask.
F/C: Julian Gamble (208-F/C-89) of Telekom Bsk

All-Newcomers Team
PG: Carlos Medlock (183-PG-87) of Braunschweig
G: Joseph Lewis (188-G-92) of Bayreuth
F: Dwayne Evans (201-F-92) of Ludwigsburg
G: Shavon Shields (201-G-94) of Dolomiti En. TR
F/C: Scott Eatherton (203-F/C-91) of Goettingen



Nimrod Hilliard IV (ex Crailsheim) joins Boras - by Eurobasket News

Boras Basket (Basketligan) added to their roster 24-year old American point guard Nimrod Hilliard IV (183-70kg-93, college: N.C.Central). He played last season at Crailsheim Merlins in German ProA. In 32 games he had 9.7ppg, 1.5rpg and 3.7apg. Hilliard IV helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Horsens IC in Danish Ligaen where in 33 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.5ppg, 3.0rpg, 5.6apg (top 3) and 1.6spg. Hilliard IV contributed to his team winning the Danish League title (twice) and they also made it to the Cup final (twice). A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Danish Ligaen 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
He graduated from N.Carolina Central in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

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Coach Garcia Aito Reneses (ex Gran Canaria) joins ALBA Berlin - by Eurobasket News

ALBA Berlin (BBL) agreed terms with experienced 71-year old Spaniard coach Garcia Aito Reneses. He has coached for the last two seasons at Gran Canaria in Spanish Liga Endesa. Reneses helped them to make it to the final and Supercup semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Coach of the Year in 2015. Reneses used to coach Spanish National Team back in 2008.
He has coached also professionally for other Spanish teams like FC Barcelona and Sevilla.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @guibermejo)

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Mauricio Marin Looking To Make Next Step With The Giessen 46ers - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Mauricio Marin (193-G-94) has been around for ages it seems and played for BBL teams FC Bayern Munich and the Walter Tigers Tuebingen, but is still only 23 and a guy with a huge upside and will now attempt to make the next jump in his basketball career with the Giessen 46ers. Mauricio Marin is a 193cm guard that last season played for the Walter Tigers Tuebingen (BBL) playing 30 games averaging 3.0ppg. The club handed the German a one year contract. "We are happy about getting Marricio Martin. He is a player that hasn't shown his potential yet. We want to help him do that. He has had good schooling and fits to us with his qualities. He will help us on offense with his shooting and drive and on defense with his game understanding and effort", stated head coach Ingo Freyer. Last season he scored in double figures twice including a 17 point game against Ludwigsburg and 13 points against BG Goettingen.

Martin started his basketball career with RSV Stahnsdorf. He then moved to TuS Neukoelln Junior Team in 2008 and to the IBBA Berlin Junior Team in 2009. In the 2010-2011 season he moved back to RSV Eintracht Stahnsdorf (ProB) playing18 games averaging 2.5ppg and also played also for RSV Eintracht Stahnsdorf II (2.Regionalliga) playing 7 games averaging 9.6ppg. In the 2011-2012 season he moved to ALBA Berlin II (ProB) playing 21 games averaging 5.5ppg, 1.0apg, FGP: 48.9%, 3PT: 27.1%, FT: 72.2%. In 2012 he moved to FC Bayern Muenchen (BBL) where he remained for 3 seasons while also playing for FC Bayern Munich. In his last season there, he averaged18.8ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.6apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 52.9%, 3PT: 34.5%, FT: 78.4% for FC Bayern Munich 2..In the 2015-2016 season he played for rent4office Nuernberg (ProA) playing 24 games averaging 9.4ppg, 1.1rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 44.1%, 3PT: 39.3%, FT: 82.5%.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been German U16 National Team -09-10, German U17 National Team -09-10, European Championships U16 in Bar (Montenegro) -10: 9 games: 10.4ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 38.1%, 3PT: 30.8%, FT-3 (90.9%), German NBBL Rookie of the Year -11
German U18 National Team -11-12, European Championships U18 in Wroclaw (Poland) -11: 8 games: 2.8ppg, 1.0rpg, Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Mannheim (Germany) -12, European Championships U18 in Lithuania -12: 9 games: 5.2ppg, 1.4rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 20.0%, 3PT-3 (48.3%), FT: 16.7%
German U20 National Team -13, European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) -13: 9 games: 4.0ppg, 1.4rpg, 1.2apg, Eurobasket.com All-Regionalliga South-East Honorable Mention -14, German Regionalliga (Southeast Group) Champion -14, Eurobasket.com All-Regionalliga South-East 2nd Team -15, and German Regionalliga (South-East Group) Runner-Up -15.

Source:Giessen 46ers







Virgil Matthews (BV Chemnitz) I Don't Expect A BBL Team To Give Me A Chance But I Still Have Some Basketball Left In Me - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Virgil Matthews (190-PG-83, college: Montana, agency: Elevate Agency) is a 33 year old 188cm guard from Federal Way, Washington that completed his tenth professional season and third with BV Chemnitz averaging 9,4ppg, 4,2rpg and 4,8apg. Last season for BV Chemnitz he played 33 games averaging 12.6ppg, 6.1rpg, Assists-2 (7.6apg), 1.6spg, FGP: 55.5%, 3PT: 34.5%, FT: 75.2%. He played at Montana (NCAA) and in his senior year played 31 games averaging 10.1ppg, 4.6rpg, 4.0apg, 1.7spg, FG: 49.8%, 3PT: 48.4%, FT: 76.1%. In 2006-2007, he turned professional and came to Germany and played for KICKZ Muenchen Basket (Germany-2.Bundesliga) playing 29 games averaging 18.0ppg, 6.1rpg, 5.2apg, 2.6spg, 2FGP: 57.3%, 3FGP: 31.8%, FT: 66.5%. In 2007-2008, he played for Tacoma Jazz (IBL). In 2008-2009, he returned back to Germany and played for Schwelmer Baskets (Germany-Regionalliga). In 2009-2010, he played for Olympia Reign (IBL) playing 28 games averaging 23.1ppg, 7.2rpg and for Seattle Aviators (NABL).In 2010-2011, he played his first season for Erdgas Ehingen playing 32 games: 11.6ppg, 5.3rpg, 3.6apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 57.6%, 3PT: 29.4%, FT: 71.3%. He would play until 2014 with Ehingen playing 126 games with three seasons in the Pro A and one in the Pro B. He spoke to eurobasket after the end of the 2016-2017 pro A season

Virgil thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. A tough 5 game series loss to Gotha. Will game 5 be the toughest loss you have ever had to digest in your professional career?

It is definitely up there I lost a game 5 in Ehingen that was also a hard loss, but maybe the way this one ended made it a little harder.


Congrats on a successful season. Despite the tough 5 game series loss to Gotha, can one look back and have enjoyment on a successful season?

Yea, I mean when coming into the season you always come in trying to win a championship. After that goal isn't achieved you have to take a little bit of time to reflect on the good.


BV Chemnitz was up 2-0 and lost 3-2. All three games were close. What do you feel was the difference in the series?

They played well and Mitchell played incredible and they just made plays down the stretch and we didn't.


In game 5 BV Chemnitz controlled the game from the second quarter until crunch time, but then lost control after American Darren Mitchell hit consecutive three pointers and you would never lead again. What was key in crunch time besides Mitchell's three's that sealed the win?

We could've rebounded better, but we lost by 3 so besides the Mitchell plays there isn't much more.


What is your summary of the season? BV Chemnitz had three match balls for the BBL, but failed. Did the club still exceed expectations or not?

I don't know about the club but my expectations are to win every time I play. I go into a season to win a championship maybe the club has other expectations. So I would say it was good season not sure what the expectations were to say if we exceeded them or not.

Dou you feel that this tough experience will make head coach Rodrigo Pastore even more hungrier this off season for getting the right players as well as leading the team to the BBL next season?

Coach is always hungry I don't think this loss will make him any hungrier he works hard and does a great job. I expect him to keep that up.


If you had to pick one of the Germans who you feel developed the most from day until the game 5 loss against Gotha who would you pick?

I think Jonas Richter made great strides. He did a lot for the team so much stuff not always showing up in stats.


We have talked about German 19 year old Daniel Mixich and his development in the past. He had a tough injury and was out for 2 months and came back for the last three playoffs games against Gotha. What advice do you have for him in terms of summer preparation for next season in his continuation of becoming atop Pro A player in his quest one day to reach the BBL?

Just keep doing what he's good at pressuring defense and making shots Danny can play and he will be fine.


Do players in the former East Germany eat differently or how do you explain the success of teams like MBC, Gotha and Chemnitz?

I don't know it was just a good season for the east.

Let's talk about your game. You are your biggest critic and any point guard will say that he failed not being able to win one of three do or die games, but stats don't lie. You had your most consistent scoring stint of the season against Gotha and averaged near to 8 assists in the first 4 games. Were you content overall with your effort in the series or what could you have done better?

There's always things I can do better and I could've rebounded better and I had too many turnovers but I gave my all that's all you can do.


Your stats were down from your first two seasons with BV Chemnitz. In our last interview you stated to me 'I'm probably harder on myself now just because I'm smarter and see things better. I spend most of my time just criticizing myself for being old and too slow. Is age slowly catching up with you or did your role change a bit this past season simply that you didn't have to do as much as in past seasons?

Age catches up with everyone, but stats being down doesn't mean much to me as we were a good team, I think my role in that was still there. I'm ok with that.


Will this past season stat wise force you to grind even harder this summer or will you stay true to age and keep an eye more on your body and prepare differently for next season?

Working on my body staying fit is most important to me I will really do that this summer. Besides that I always work hard.


What is the next step for Virgil Matthews? You continue to play at a high level. Do you feel like a German BBL team might give you a shot next season or are you content to keep balling in the Pro A

I don't expect a BBL team to give me a chance, but you never know I'm ok to play wherever someone wants me. I still have some basketball left in me.


What are your summer plans? Do you have anything special planned or will you just be staying at home with the family and working on your game?

I work at a summer camp I'll be there and I have some weddings to attend this summer that's basically what I'll be doing.


Devin Booker recently hit the Boston Celtics for 70 points. Did it surprise you that a guy like him was able to do that before many other amazing NBA scorers?

Not all NBA players can put the ball in the basket, and he is a good talent.


Where do you rank Boston Celtic Isaiah Thomas at the moment with the best point guards in the NBA? Is he a top 3 point guard at the moment behind Westbrook and Harden? Especially after his heroics against Chicago and Washington despite losing his sister and a tooth.

I'm biased I've seen him ever since he was a kid and he's from Tacoma so he's definitely top 5!


How special was the run of South Carolina at the 2017 NCAA tournament? Do you feel like this was the story of March Madness 2017'?

They were definitely the story but they also had 2 NBA players on their team. Pros win in the tournament.


Is Lonzo Ball the real thing? Do you feel like he will be able to develop further despite the antics of his father on social media?

Haven't seen him play a lot but he looks really good from what I've seen. I don't think the stuff his father does will affect him at all.


There has been criticism of Russell Westbrook to be focusing more on rebounding to help inflate his stats and possibilities of getting triple doubles instead of focusing on his defensive assignments. Do you feel that this is a fair assessment to the player Russell Westbrook?

Russell is great and there will always be criticism and haters but he had a phenomenal season.


What was the last movie that you saw?

Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

Thanks Virgil for the chat.



Bryce Taylor may agree terms with Brose Baskets - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Brose Baskets Bamberg (BBL) is close to ink 31-year old American ex-international shooting guard Bryce Taylor (194-95kg-86, agency: BeoBasket) who played last time at FC Bayern Muenchen. Taylor has played there for the last four years. In 39 BBL games he averaged 9.4ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.4apg last season. Taylor helped them to win the league title and they also made it to the Cup final. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention. Taylor also played 17 games in Eurocup where he had 8.5ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.1apg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Among other achievements Taylor received Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga 1st Team award in 2016.
He was a member of USA international program for some years. Taylor was called to USA Senior National Team back in 2007 and previously for U21 National Team in 2004.
He has played previously professionally also in Italy (Sutor Montegranaro) and Germany (ALBA Berlin, Telekom Baskets and Artland Dragons).
Taylor's game is described as: Potentially a great sharpshooter in the mold of James Davis, only taller. "If you need a guy to take the big one, Taylor's the man," Keeps defenders honest with an aggressive dribble-drive. The son of former NBA player Brian Taylor has a well-rounded understanding of the game.

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Iserlohn Signs Simon Kutzschmar - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

It is never easy to get a contract these days as more and more teams decide to call in that potential player for a try-out and that is exactly what Simon Kutzschmar (194-SG-96) had to do before getting a 2 year deal with pro B team Iserlohn. Simon Kutzschmar is a 20 year old 196cm guard that brings minimal BBL experience with Ludwigsburg and Giessen to Iserlohn with a total of 3 games. He played for the Licher Basket Baeren (ProB) the last two seasons and last season played 21 games averaging 6.6ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.3apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 36.8%, 3PT: 31.0%, FT: 90.3%. "I am thrilled as a coach to get a young and clever player. One notices that he has a good basketball understanding and has 2 years of Pro B experience. He has a lot of potential", added head coach Dragan Torbica. Last season he scored in double figures in four games including a 18 point game against Rhondorf.

The German started his basketball career with TV Marbach and then moved to the BSG Basket Ludwigsburg U19 team where he played for two seasons. In the 2014-2015 season he gathered his first BBL experience with the the MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg (BBL) playing1 game: 0pts, played also at Porsche Basketball Akademie U19 team (NBBL). In 2015 he made the jump to the Licher Basket Baeren (ProB) playing 24 games averaging 8.1ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 47.6%, 3PT: 22.8%, FT: 71.9%, played also at Giessen 46ers (BBL) playing 2 games avergaing 1.0ppg, 1.0apg. "I felt very comfortable in Iserlohn form the start. Coach Dragan has a good eye for detail and I liked that. He told me to work on my ballhandling and I have been doing that. I see the chance here to develop my game further.", added Simon Kutzschmar.

Source:Iserlohn









Jeffrey Martin Continues His German Globetrotter Journey Moving To Rostock - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Jeffrey Martin (190-G-94, agency: Octagon Europe)s another on eof those players that seems to have played everywhere, but is still only 23 and will move to his ninth team in his professional career going to the Rostock Seawolves. Martin is a 190cm guard that loves to play fast. but at the same time he always has the ball, the game and his team under control. He brings BBL experience to Rostock having played with Bremerhaven and Giessen amassing a total of 16 games. Last season he played for Licher Basket Baeren (ProB): 22 games: 11.8ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 56.8%, 3PT: 34.7%, FT: 81.3%, played also at Giessen 46ers (BBL): 2 games: 1.5ppg. "I am happy that we could get Jeffrey to Rostock. He is a quick and an athletic guard that is versatile and a good defender. We want him to reach our goals with those abilities", stressed Ralf Rehberger. Last season for Lich in the Pro B he scored in double figures in 11 games and showed his scoring explosiveness hitting Leipzig for 32 points and teh ScanPlus Baskets for 28 points.

Martin started his basketball career in 2010 with the Bramfelder SV Hamburg (2.Regionalliga) playing 17 games averaging 6.2ppg. In the 2011-2012 season he moved to SC Rist Wedel 2 (2.Regionalliga) playing 8 games averaging 4.8ppg. In the 2012-2013 season he moved to BSG Bremerhaven (2.Regionalliga) playing 13 games averaging 7.5ppg. In the 2013-2014 season he made the jump to the BBL with the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (BBL) playing 12 games averaging 0.8ppg, also had a license to play for BSG Bremerhaven (2.Regionalliga) playing 5 games averaging 15.4ppg. In the 2014-2015 season he remained with the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (BBL) playing 2 games averaging 1.5ppg, also a license to play for Cuxhaven BasCats (ProA) playing 28 games averaging 5.4ppg, 1.0rpg, FGP: 32.7%, 3PT: 34.3%, FT: 65.2%. Two seasons ago he played with the Hertener Loewen Basketball (ProB) playing 27 games averaging 13.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.2apg, FGP: 38.8%, 3PT: 30.6%, FT: 76.4%. Martin came to Rostock for a try-out and was able to convince the club of his abiities. "I am looking forward to my new task in Rostock. I think Rostock is very nice and am sure I will take many walks. I hope I wil meet some fans, because I have heard that they have the best fan base. I can hardly wait to give my best and win as many games", stressed Jeffrey Martin.

Source:Rostock Seawolves




Luka Mitrovic signing two-year deal with Brose Bamberg - by Eurobasket News

Crvena Zvezda captain Luka Mitrovic (204-PF-93) is joining Brose Bamberg on a two-year deal, according to Eurohoops sources. The 24-year-old player will replace Italian forward Nicolo Melli in the roster of the German League champions. Melli is already reported to have a deal with Fenerbahce. Mitrovic is going to receive a sum of 550.000 for two seasons per the contract arrangement between him and the Bavarians. Joining Brose Bamberg is going to be his first time he's venturing outside of Serbia. The Serbian forrward averaged 4.1 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 15:42 minutes per game in the 2016/2017 season where Red Star fell one victory short of the playoffs. He has been a three-time ABA League champion (2015, 2016, 2017) and two-time Serbian League champion (2015,2016) with his now former team.
Courtesy of: eurohoops.net



Dennis Kramer signs at Goettingen - by Eurobasket News

BG Goettingen (BBL) landed 25-year old naturalized American forward Dennis Kramer (209-110kg-92, college: San Diego, agency: Octagon Europe). He has played for the last two years at EWE Baskets in the BBL. In 29 games he averaged just 2.9ppg and 1.2rpg last season.
Kramer's team was regular season runner-up in German Bundesliga in 2016.
He represented Germany at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. Kramer's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 5 games: 6.4ppg, 2.8rpg, FGP-1 (76.9%), 3PT: 44.4%.
Kramer has played previously for three other teams: Gladiators, Brose Baskets and Baunach.
He attended University of San Diego until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

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AEO Proteas Voulas tab Vagelis Morfis - by Chris Mammides

AEO Proteas Voulas (B) inked 32-year old guard Vagelis Morfis (193-85). The last time (11-15) he played at Doukas in Greek A2 league. Morfis has played there for the last four years. Morfis is actually renewing his contract as he played in Proteas also last season with quite solid stats.
Among other achievements he won Greek B Division South Group championship title in 2014. Morfis received also Eurobasket.com Greek A2 All-Newcomers Team award back in 2008.
He was a member of Greek U21 National Team in 2005.
Morfis has played previously for six other teams: Peristeri GS Athens, Sporting, Panellinios, Ermis Perama, Arkadikos and Periko/Arhelaos.

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AS Diagoras Dryopideon inks Dimitris Katiakos - by Chris Mammides

AS Diagoras Dryopideon (C) agreed terms with 30-year old power forward Dimitris Katiakos (205-87). He has played for the last two seasons at Peristeri GS Athens in the B. C will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Katiakos helped them to win the group title (twice). Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek B League Co-Defensive Player of the Year.
He represented Greece at the World Military Championships in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) six years ago.
Katiakos has played previously for eight other teams: Panionios, Esperos Patras, AE Ikaros Kallitheas, Doukas, OF Irakleio, Panerythraikos, Arkadikos and Promitheas.

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Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Awards 2017 - by Chris Mammides

Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League 1st Team 2017
Nick Calathes
Calathes
Mike James
James
Georgios Printezis
Printezis
Chris Singleton
Singleton
Ioannis Bourousis
Bourousis

Player of the Year: Chris Singleton (206-F-89) of Panathinaikos
Guard of the Year: Nick Calathes (198-PG-89) of Panathinaikos
Forward of the Year: Georgios Printezis (204-PF-85) of Olympiacos
Center of the Year: Ioannis Bourousis (214-C-83) of Panathinaikos
Bosman Player of the Year: Roko-Leni Ukic (196-PG-84) of AEK Athens
Import Player of the Year: Mike James (185-PG-90) of Panathinaikos
Co-Newcomer of the Year: Erick Green (190-PG-91) of Olympiacos
Co-Newcomer of the Year: Kelsey Barlow (196-G-91) of Trikalla
Defensive Player of the Year: Keith Clanton (205-C/F-90) of PAOK
Coach of the Year: Xavier Pascual of Panathinaikos

1st Team
PG: Nick Calathes (198-PG-89) of Panathinaikos
PG: Mike James (185-PG-90) of Panathinaikos
PF: Georgios Printezis (204-PF-85) of Olympiacos
F: Chris Singleton (206-F-89) of Panathinaikos
C: Ioannis Bourousis (214-C-83) of Panathinaikos

2nd Team
PG: Erick Green (190-PG-91) of Olympiacos
G: Evangelos Mantzaris (196-G-90) of Olympiacos
G: K.C. Rivers (196-G-87) of Panathinaikos
PF: James Gist (206-PF-86) of Panathinaikos
C/F: Keith Clanton (205-C/F-90) of PAOK

3rd Team
G: Will Cummings (188-G-92) of Aris
SG: Vassilis Spanoulis (193-SG-82) of Olympiacos
G: Michael Dixon (186-G-90) of AEK Athens
F: Kostas Papanikolaou (205-F-90) of Olympiacos
C: Khem Birch (208-C-92) of Olympiacos

All-Defensive Team
G: Evangelos Mantzaris (196-G-90) of Olympiacos
PG: Nick Calathes (198-PG-89) of Panathinaikos
PG: Vasilis Xanthopoulos (188-PG-84) of Aris
C: Khem Birch (208-C-92) of Olympiacos
C/F: Keith Clanton (205-C/F-90) of PAOK

All-Offensive Team
G: Will Cummings (188-G-92) of Aris
PG: Trevor Releford (183-PG-91) of Promitheas
G: K.C. Rivers (196-G-87) of Panathinaikos
G: Kelsey Barlow (196-G-91) of Trikalla
F: Toarlyn Fitzpatrick (203-F-89) of AGOR

All-Domestic Players Team
PG: Nick Calathes (198-PG-89) of Panathinaikos
SG: Nikos Pappas (194-SG-90) of Panathinaikos
PF: Georgios Printezis (204-PF-85) of Olympiacos
SG: Vassilis Spanoulis (193-SG-82) of Olympiacos
C: Ioannis Bourousis (214-C-83) of Panathinaikos

All-Imports Team
F: Chris Singleton (206-F-89) of Panathinaikos
PG: Erick Green (190-PG-91) of Olympiacos
PF: James Gist (206-PF-86) of Panathinaikos
PG: Mike James (185-PG-90) of Panathinaikos
C: Khem Birch (208-C-92) of Olympiacos

All-Bosmans Team
G: Matt Lojeski (198-G-85) of Olympiacos
G: Michael Dixon (186-G-90) of AEK Athens
F/C: Tadija Dragicevic (206-F/C-86) of Aris
PG: Roko-Leni Ukic (196-PG-84) of AEK Athens
F: Milan Milosevic (203-F-85) of AEK Athens

Honorable Mention
Spyros Mourtos (198-G-90) of Aris
Christos Saloustros (201-SF-90) of Promitheas
Ioannis Papapetrou (203-SF-94) of Olympiacos
Dimitrios Agravanis (208-PF-94) of Olympiacos
Dusan Sakota (210-SF-86) of AEK Athens
Demarius Bolds (193-G-84) of Lavrio
Vasileios Kavvadas (204-C-91) of Aris
Ken Brown (180-PG-89) of Al Sadd
Kevin Punter (188-G-93) of Antwerp
Robert Arnold (198-F-88) of AGOR
Stavros Toutziarakis (210-C-87) of Promitheas
Mouhammad Faye (208-F-85) of Sagesse

All-Youth Team
PG: Michail Lountzis (196-PG-98) of Panathinaikos
PG: Antonios Koniaris (196-PG-97) of PAOK
C/F: Vasileos Christidis (206-C/F-98) of Aris
SF: Vasileios Charalampopoulos (205-SF-97) of Panathinaikos
C: Thomas Kottas (206-C-96) of AGOR



Stratos Perperoglou leaves FC Barcelona - by Eurobasket News

33-year old Greek international small forward Stratos Perperoglou (203-104kg-84) left FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa). In 29 Liga Endesa games he averaged 7.8ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.2apg.
The previous (15-16) season he was tested by Anadolu Efes (TBL) in Turkish league.
Among other achievements Perperoglou's team won Spanish Liga Endesa Supercup in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League 1st Team award in 2015.
Perperoglou has been also a member of Greek international program for some years. He has regularly played for Greek senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2004.
Perperoglou represented Greece at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 1.5ppg.
Perperoglou has played previously professionally in Italy and Greece (Panathinaikos, Olympiacos, Panionios and Ilysiakos).
His game is described as: Very talented forward with great confidence in his game. Clutch player. Will take the big shot Very good shooter who can put the ball on the floor with ease Very good court vision.

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A.G.O Rethymno Aegean lands Hugh Robertson, ex Koeln Rh.Stars - by Chris Mammides

A.G.O Rethymno Aegean (A1) landed 28-year old American guard Hugh Robertson (195-93kg-89, college: S.Florida). He played most recently at Koeln Rh.Stars in German ProA. In 33 games he averaged 14.4ppg, 5.7rpg, 2.6apg and 1.6spg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Robertson played at Helios (Telemach League) in Slovenia. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 36 Telemach League games he recorded 12.5ppg, 7.1rpg, 2.3apg and 1.3spg. Robertson helped them to win the Slovenian League title (twice). He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Guard of the Year. Robertson also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 11.5ppg, 5.5rpg, 2.2apg and 1.2spg. He also played 7 games in Alpe-Adria-Cup where he got 14.4ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.1apg and 1.1spg. Robertson contributed to his team winning the Alpe-Adria-Cup championship (twice). Impressive indeed as was selected to Eurobasket.com Alpe Adria Cup All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Robertson has played previously professionally in France (Cognac BB), Lebanon (Tadamon) and Slovenia (Hopsi Polzela).
He attended University of South Florida until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

A.G.O Rethymno Aegean roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Hugh Robertson
Walter Lemon_Jr.
Dimitris Tsagkarakis

Forwards:
Haralampos Giannopoulos
Toarlyn Fitzpatrick
Andreas Christodoulou
Trayvonn Wright

Center:
Thomas Kottas

Coach: Nikos Vetoulas

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Trayvonn Wright (ex Boras) signs at A.G.O Rethymno Aegean - by Eurobasket News

A.G.O Rethymno Aegean (A1) landed 26-year old American forward Trayvonn Wright (201-82kg-91, college: North Dakota State, agency: Mansfield and Associates). He played most recently at Boras Basket in Swedish Basketligan. In 33 games he averaged 12.0ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.0apg and 1.1bpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Wright played at Leicester Riders in British BBL where in 34 games he had 13.3ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.4apg and 1.9bpg. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the Cup final. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com British BBL All-Imports Team, 2nd Team and All-Defensive Team.
Three years ago Wright was drafted by Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League) in second round (31st overall).
He attended North Dakota State until 2014 and it is his fourth season in pro basketball.
Wright's college team won Summit League Tournament in 2014.
He has played previously professionally in Austria (Raiffeisen Wels) and D-League (Iowa Energy).
Wright's game is described as: Only player in 8-team, 30-year Summit League history to record at least 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 150 blocks, 100 steals, and 100 3pm; prototypical wing who is an explosive athlete (state champion high jumper in high school - 46' vertical jump) with shooting range out to the three-point line.

A.G.O Rethymno Aegean roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Walter Lemon_Jr.
Dimitris Tsagkarakis

Forwards:
Haralampos Giannopoulos
Toarlyn Fitzpatrick
Andreas Christodoulou
Trayvonn Wright

Center:
Thomas Kottas

Coach: Nikos Vetoulas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bourg adds Jeter to their roster, ex Groningen - by Eurobasket News

JL Bourg Basket (ProB) added to their roster 29-year old American point guard Lance Jeter (191-102kg-88, college: Nebraska). He played last season at Donar Groningen in Dutch Eredivisie. Jeter managed to play in three leagues last year. In 37 Eredivisie games he was third best scorer with 13.4ppg and averaged 3.6rpg, 6.0apg (leader !!!) and 1.6spg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the Supercup (also twice). A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Guard of the Year. Jeter also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had very impressive stats: 19.4ppg, 4.0rpg, 6.4apg and 1.4spg. Great season indeed as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-FIBA Europe Cup 2nd Team. And finally Jeter contributed to 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded also remarkable stats: 17.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 7.5apg, 2.0spg and 1.0bpg.
The previous (15-16) season Jeter played at Mitteldeutscher BC in German BBL. In 17 games he got 8.1ppg, 2.1rpg and 3.1apg.
Jeter has played also professionally in Poland (AZS Koszalin and Trefl) and Germany (ratiopharm Ulm).
He attended University of Nebraska until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

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A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Darrin GOVENS
  Falco KC
  (185-PG-88)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Govens, Falco KC21.3 
 2. Bojic, Jaszberenyi21.3 
 3. Kromah, Kormend19.7 
 4. Lilov, Szedeak19.1 
 5. Vojvoda, Szolnok19.0 
 6. Ubilla, ZTE K.17.5 
 7. Pacher, Vasas17.4 
 8. Frazier, Kaposvari17.4 
 9. Johnson, Sopron KC17.0 
 10. Djerasimovic, KTE-D.16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matt TIBY
  Atomeromu
  (203-F/C-92)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Tiby, Atomeromu8.8 
 2. Sejfic, PVSK P.8.4 
 3. Hendlein, Kaposvari8.2 
 4. Pacher, Vasas8.1 
 5. Sihota, MAFC7.9 
 6. Bojic, Jaszberenyi7.9 
 7. Watkins, Atomeromu7.8 
 8. Szabo, ZTE K.7.7 
 9. Wright, Vasas7.3 
 10. Lorant, Alba7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Emanuel UBILLA
  ZTE K.
  (188-PG-86)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Ubilla, ZTE K.8.1 
 2. Boltic, Szedeak8.1 
 3. Battle, Atomeromu7.7 
 4. Taylor, Vasas7.5 
 5. Govens, Falco KC6.3 
 6. Wisseh, Kaposvari6.2 
 7. Smith, MAFC6.1 
 8. Nelson, PVSK P.6.0 
 9. Johnson, Sopron KC5.8 
 10. Hill Jr., Atomeromu5.6 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Sopron KC
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Johnson, Sopron KC2.6 
 2. Arrington, Jaszbere.2.3 
 3. Boltic, Szedeak2.1 
 4. Stamenkovic, Jaszbere.2.1 
 5. Petty, Kormend2.0 
 6. Smith, MAFC1.9 
 7. Kromah, Kormend1.8 
 8. Pongo, KTE-Duna1.8 
 9. Frazier, Kaposvari1.6 
 10. Lilov, Szedeak1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Akos KELLER
  Alba
  (208-F/C-89)
  Avg: 1
 1. Keller, Alba1.0 
 2. Cooke, Kaposvari1.0 
 3. Hendlein, Kaposvari0.9 
 4. Zigeranovic, Falco K.0.8 
 5. Juhos, Szedeak0.8 
 6. Wright, Vasas0.8 
 7. Andric, Szolnok0.7 
 8. Benke, ZTE K.0.7 
 9. Ivosev, KTE-Duna0.7 
 10. Farr, Alba0.6 


A Division Round 3 of Finals. Alba record second victory - by Eurobasket News

Alba - Falco KC 86-77

Alba gained 2-1 advantage in the championship series. They held off visiting Falco KC. The hosts trailed by 11 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 9 points. Alba made 24-of-29 free shots (82.8 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Alba made 7 blocks. 25 personal fouls committed by Falco KC helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for the former international power forward Peter Lorant (206-85, agency: Octagon Europe) who led his team to a victory with 19 points and 5 rebounds. Canadian guard Justin Edwards (190-92, college: Kansas St.) contributed with 18 points and 5 rebounds (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!) for the winners. American point guard Darrin Govens (185-88, college: St.Joseph's) answered with 26 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists and the former international power forward Norbert Toth (205-86) added 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Falco KC. Five Alba and four Falco KC players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Alba: P.Lorant 19+5reb+2ast, J.Edwards 18+5reb+2ast, A.Keller 14+7reb+3ast, W.Shepard 11+7reb+2ast, B.Taylor 11+5reb+6ast, A.Mohammed 7+2reb+1ast
Falco KC: D.Govens 26+7reb+7ast, N.Toth 14+6reb+4ast, B.Varadi 13+2reb+4ast, D.Barham 13+6reb+2ast, I.Zigeranovic 7+2reb+1ast, A.Pustahvar 2+1reb
gschID: 547841





Market movements - by Tamas Deri

The transfer market just started to move during the last days in our country, some teams already agreed with import player for the coming season.

Only a couple of days after signing croatian big man, Marko Spica and american guard Chris Dunn the management of Kaposvar published also that serbian-hungarian forward, Tomislav Ivosev (204-F-90, agency: 011 Sports) signed with the club for the next season. The 27 years old, 204 cm tall player has been playing 6 seasons in a row in our country. The last two seasons he spent with KTE-Duna Aszfalt, in the last one he averaged 17.9 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.8 steals per game.

Even the management of KTE-Duna Aszfalt was quick in replacing Ivosev and agreed with Rastko Dramicanin (208-C-86, agency: AproK Sports Group) for the coming season. The 208 cm tall, 31 years old serbian forward is also a well known player in our country as he spent 4 seasons in a row with JKSE. During the last season he played for BC Prievidza and run a good season in the the FIBA Europe Cup ( 11 games: 13.3ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 56.2%, 3PT: 34.6%, FT: 71.4%) and also in the Slovakian Extraliga (45 games: 13.6ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.8apg, FGP: 62.6%, 3PT-2 (41.9%), FT: 77.9%).

The management of PVSK just published earlier today that they keep croatian forward Veljko Budimir (199-F-85) for one more season. It will be his 5th season with coach Ferenc Csirke's team in a row. Budimir has been a key player of the team, he averaged 13.9 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.0 steal in 37 games of the season 2016-17.



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Njardvik keeps Moller for another season - by Eurobasket News

UMFN Njardvik (Dominos League) re-signed 18-year old point guard Gabriel Moller (182-99). He has played there for the last two seasons. But in only one Dominos League game he did not score anything.
Moller represented Iceland at the European Championships U16 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 9.9ppg, 3.0rpg, Assists-4 (3.9apg), FGP: 35.4%, 3PT: 28.9%, FT: 66.7%.

UMFN Njardvik roster for 2017-2018:

Hilmar Hafsteinsson
Brynjar Thor Gudnason
Gabriel Moller
Snjolfur Stefansson
Jon Sverrisson
Elvar Robertsson

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Hardarson re-signs at Vestri - by Eurobasket News

Vestri (D1) confirmed in their roster 21-year old guard Nokkvi Hardarson (183-96). He played there last season. In 19 D1 games he had 5.9ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.1apg.
The previous (15-16) season Hardarson played at KFI Isafjordur where in 17 D1 games he recorded 5.7ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.2apg.
He helped his team to make it to the Supercup Final in 2015.
Hardarson has played previously for Grindavik.

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Vestri keeps Fridriksson for another season - by Eurobasket News

Vestri (D1) re-signed 23-year old center Johann Fridriksson (202-94). He played there last season. But in 9 D1 games he averaged just 1.7ppg and 2.4rpg. Fridriksson also played that season for Armann where in 8 D1 games he had 13.0ppg, 8.6rpg and 1.0apg.
He has played previously for two other teams: KFI Isafjordur and Thor AK Akureyri.

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Gunnlaugsson re-signs at Vestri - by Eurobasket News

Vestri (D1) confirmed in their roster 28-year old guard Gunnlaugur Gunnlaugsson (190-89). He played there last season. In 22 D1 games he had 5.3ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.1apg.
The previous (15-16) season Gunnlaugsson played at KFI Isafjordur where in 17 D1 games he recorded 3.2ppg and 1.4rpg.
He is a very experienced player.

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Roanne inks Jason Williams, ex Hapoel B/S - by Eurobasket News

Chorale de Roanne Basket (ProB) agreed terms with experienced 34-year old American swingman Jason Williams (198-98kg-83, college: UTEP). He played last season at Hapoel Beer Sheva in Israeli National League. In 35 games he had very impressive stats: 16.7ppg, 5.0rpg and 3.5apg. Williams helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at JA Vichy where in 34 ProB games he recorded 14.8ppg, 4.9rpg, 2.7apg and 1.4spg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Williams was voted Eurobasket.com All-French NM1 Import Player of the Year in 2015.
He is quite experienced player. Williams has played in five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Argentina (Weber Bahia), Canada (Halifax_Rainmen), Italy (UBC, Vigevano and Ostuni) and Dominican Republic (Indios de San Francisco).
Williams attended Univ.of Texas at El Paso until 2006 and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season as a professional player.
He could be described: An swingman who can defend almost on any opponent and can help his team in lots of ways. He' not a reliable shooter but puts a great energy on the court in any moment of the game.

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Coach Blatt is on his way back to Tel Aviv - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (Winner League) has reportedly agreed terms with experienced 58-year old naturalized American coach David Blatt. It will actually be his comeback to Tel-Aviv as he used to coach here before. Blatt coached last season at Darussafaka in Turkish BSL league.
The previous (15-16) season he coached at the Cavaliers in NBA.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Blatt coached in the final of NBA in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Coach of the Year back in 2014. Blatt used to coach Russian National Team (as & arrNT2 (10,4) & ) back in 2012.
He has coached previously professionally in Greece (Aris) and Italy.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stats Leaders - SerieA

Points Per Game
 Marcus LANDRY
  Brescia
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Landry, Brescia19.6 
 2. Sosa, JuveCaserta19.3 
 3. Jones, VL Pesaro19.2 
 4. Johnson, AV Cantu19.0 
 5. MBaye, Enel B.17.7 
 6. Ragland, Scandone.17.7 
 7. Johnson, Openjobm.17.6 
 8. Logan, Scandone AV15.9 
 9. Aradori, Grissin .15.9 
 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. Johnson, AV Cantu7.2 
 7. Nnoko, VL Pesaro7.1 
 8. Lawal, Banco d.7.0 
 9. Thomas, Vanoli CR7.0 
 10. Hogue, Dolomiti.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Luca VITALI
  Brescia
  (201-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Vitali, Brescia7.1 
 2. Sosa, JuveCaserta5.9 
 3. Maynor, Openjobm.5.5 
 4. Wright, Auxilium.5.5 
 5. Moore, The F.5.4 
 6. Dowdell, AV Cantu5.4 
 7. Ragland, Scandone.5.1 
 8. Craft, Dolomiti.4.8 
 9. Holloway, Vanoli C.4.4 
 10. Green, Scandone AV4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Aaron CRAFT
  Dolomiti.
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Craft, Dolomiti.2.3 
 2. Sutton, Dolomiti.2.0 
 3. Moss, Brescia1.7 
 4. Green, Scandone AV1.7 
 5. Jones, VL Pesaro1.5 
 6. Needham, Grissin .1.5 
 7. Bostic, JuveCaserta1.5 
 8. Goss, Enel Brindisi1.5 
 9. Harrow, VL Pesaro1.4 
 10. Logan, Scandone AV1.4 
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. Berggren, Brescia1.1 
 8. Thomas, Vanoli CR1.1 
 9. Biligha, Vanoli CR1.1 
 10. Fesenko, Scandone.1.0 


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. Lawson, Virtus B.18.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mike HALL
  Angelico Biella
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Hall, Angelico Biella12.8 
 2. Reynolds, Recanati12.2 
 3. Radic, Viola RC11.4 
 4. Mosley, Legnano9.5 
 5. Mortellaro, Chieti9.5 
 6. Smith, Ravenna9.3 
 7. Easley, Eurobask.9.2 
 8. Poletti, Latina B.9.1 
 9. Jones, Piacenza9.0 
 10. Perry, Treviso .9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Yuval NAIMY
  Scafati
  (188-PG-85)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Naimy, Scafati7.5 
 2. Moreno, Bondi F.6.2 
 3. Bowers, Jesi6.1 
 4. Fantinelli, Treviso .5.8 
 5. Piazza, Agrigento5.1 
 6. Deloach, Eurobask.5.0 
 7. Zanelli, Rieti4.6 
 8. Roderick, Bondi F.4.5 
 9. Golden, Chieti4.5 
 10. Ferguson, Angelico.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Javonte GREEN
  Alma T.
  (193-G-93)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Green, Alma T.2.4 
 2. Hasbrouck, Piacenza2.0 
 3. Bowers, Jesi1.9 
 4. Brown, Roma Virtus1.9 
 5. Spissu, Virtus B.1.8 
 6. Okoye, Udine APU1.8 
 7. Fanti, Eurobask.1.8 
 8. Legion, Viola RC1.7 
 9. Crockett, Unieuro .1.7 
 10. Smith, Ravenna1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Taylor SMITH
  Ravenna
  (199-F/C-91)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Smith, Ravenna2.3 
 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. Buford, Agrigento1.0 


Lo Grippo re-signs at Atenas - by Eurobasket News

Atenas Cordoba (LigaA) confirmed in their roster experienced 39-year old Argentinian ex-international power forward Diego Lo Grippo (198-78). He is a dual citizen owning also Italian passport. Lo Grippo has played there for the last three seasons. In 46 LigaA games he had 11.3ppg and 3.8rpg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Argentinian LigaA Semifinals in 2011. Lo Grippo was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian LigaA Honorable Mention back in 2011 and 2012. He was a member of Argentinian Senior National Team between 2003 and 2008.
Lo Grippo's career allowed him to visit three different continents. He tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. Lo Grippo has played previously professionally also in Spain (Burgos and Cantabria) and Argentina (Estudiantes Olavarria, Libertad Sunchales and Quimsa).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Atenas.
On Lo Grippo: A forward who made a dramatic improvement in last seasons: one time he was a reserve player, now he scores, rebounds, defends hard, and is incredibly cool in clutch moments; his versatility and winning mentality make him a player difficult to guard, because he can score from the distance or go inside; the part of his play he needs to improve is the defense on the perimeter, where quicker forwards can beat him;.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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Levi Randolph joins Banco di Srd - by Eurobasket News

Banco di Sardegna Sassari (Serie A) added to their roster 25-year old American guard Levi Randolph (196-93kg-92, college: Alabama). He played last season at Scandone Avellino in the Serie A. In 38 games he had 9.6ppg and 3.1rpg. Randolph helped them to make it to the Supercup final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at another team Maine Red Claws in U.S. semi-pro league D-League where in 52 games he recorded 14.7ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.8apg and 1.0spg. Randolph contributed to his team winning the D-League Atlantic Division title (twice).
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Randolph was voted All-SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2015 at his college time.
Randolph has played also professionally in NBA (Boston Celtics).
He attended University of Alabama until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Banco di Sardegna Sassari roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Wiliam Hatcher
Rok Stipcevic
Levi Randolph

Forwards:
Brian Sacchetti
Achille Polonara
Giacomo DeVecchi
Scott Bamforth

Coach: Federico Pasquini

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Lighty is back at ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket, ex Banco di Srd - by Eurobasket News

ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (ProA) added to their roster 29-year old American swingman David Lighty (195-98kg-88, college: Ohio State). It is actually his comeback to ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket as he has played here before. Lighty played last season at Banco di Srd in Italian Serie A. In 11 games he had 7.2ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.1apg and 1.0spg. Lighty also played that season for Dolomiti Energia Trento (also in Serie A) where in 15 games he recorded 13.1ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.4apg and 1.5spg.
Lighty has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He was selected to French ProA All-Star Game back in 2014.
Lighty has played previously professionally in Italy (AV Cantu and Vanoli Cremona) and France (JSF Nanterre).
He attended Ohio State until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.
On Lighty: A very versatile player, who plays with intenstity and athleticism at both ends of the court. Defends very well on the perimeter.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Serie A2 Round 1 of Finals. Virtus Bologna record opening victory - by Eurobasket News

Virtus Bologna - Alma Trieste 85-62

Virtus Bologna cruised past Alma Trieste to take 1-0 lead in the Finals. Virtus Bologna shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 51.9 percentage. 24 personal fouls committed by Alma Trieste helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Nigerian-American point guard Michael Umeh (188-84, college: UNLV) stepped up and scored 29 points for the winners and American center Kenny Lawson (207-88, college: Creighton) chipped in 18 points and 10 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). At the losing side the former international center Alessandro Cittadini (207-79) responded with 10 points and 6 rebounds and American guard Javonte Green (193-93, college: Radford, agency: Duran International) scored 12 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:
Virtus Bologna: M.Umeh 29+3reb+3ast, K.Lawson 18+10reb, K.Ndoja 14+2reb+1ast, G.Spizzichini 7+4reb, G.Rosselli 6+7reb+2ast, S.Gentile 5+6reb+5ast
Alma Trieste: J.Green 12+4reb, R.Prandin 10, A.Cittadini 10+6reb, J.Parks 8+3reb+1ast, S.Bossi 7+2reb+5ast, D.Cavaliero 7+1reb+3ast
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Pierpaolo Marini joins Jesi - by Eurobasket News

Termoforgia Aurora Jesi (Serie A2) agreed terms with 24-year old swingman Pierpaolo Marini (193-87kg-93) from Blu Basket Gruppo Remer Treviglio. In 34 Serie A2 games he had 9.5ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.9apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Marini played at Mec-Energy Roseto (Serie A) where in 34 games he recorded 10.4ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.4apg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Italian SerieA2 All-Star Game.
His team was regular season runner-up in Italian Nazionale B Group C in 2013. Marini was a member of Italian Senior National Team two years ago.
He has played previously for BancaTercas.
On Marini: A promising player who can spend time in the 2 and 3 positioons as well. The classic reserve player who can supply freshness and quickness out from the bench.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Serie A Round 2 of Finals. Venezia bounce back from loss, even title series - by Eurobasket News

Umana VE - Dolomiti En. TR 79-64

Umana Venezia rolled past Trento at home court to even the championship series at 1-1. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. The best player for the winners was American-Georgian point guard Marquez Haynes (191-86, college: Texas Arlington) who scored 20 points. Croatian forward Hrvoje Peric (203-85) chipped in 12 points and 9 rebounds. American guard Aaron Craft (188-91, college: Ohio St.) produced 17 points and Danish guard Shavon Shields (201-94, college: Nebraska) added 12 points respectively for the guests. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Umana VE: M.Haynes 20+3reb+1ast, H.Peric 12+9reb+3ast, M.Ejim 9+4reb, E.Batista 9+6reb+2ast, T.McGee 7, M.Bramos 7+6reb+1ast
Dolomiti En. TR: A.Craft 17+2reb, S.Shields 12+4reb+1ast, D.Flaccadori 8+3reb+3ast, D.Hogue 8+7reb+1ast, J.Gomes 7+3reb+3ast, A.Forray 6+2reb+1ast
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Valdisieve signs Daniele Mariotti - by Eurobasket News

Lorex Sport Valdisieve Pelago (Serie C Gold) signed 33-year old guard Daniele Mariotti (186-84). He has played for the last eleven seasons at USE Basket in the Serie B. In 31 games he had 9.9ppg, 4.9rpg and 2.4apg last season. Serie C Gold will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Mariotti's team was Runner-Up of Nazionale B Group B Regular Season 2013.
He has spent his entire career in Italy playing for two other teams: Firenze Enic and Empoli Lai.

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Mattia Udom leaves Angelico Biella - by Eurobasket News

24-year old former Italian international forward Mattia Udom (200-98kg-93) left Angelico Biella (Serie A2). He played there also last season. In 31 games he averaged 10.5ppg and 5.4rpg. Udom helped them to make it to the cup final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Mens Sana 1871 Siena (Serie A) where in 35 games he had 9.9ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.0apg and 1.2spg. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Italian SerieA2 All-Star Game.
Udom's team won Italian Supercup in 2014.
He has a double citizenship as he also holds French passport. He was a member of Italian Senior National Team in 2014.
Udom has played previously for three other teams: Agrigento, Cantini Lorano and Quid CUS Siena.
His game is described as: A swingman with immense athletic skills, can play all front court positions. Has good 1vs1 game skills, can defend well on taller opponents. Has yet nice upside.

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Dieng left FC Barcelona - by Eurobasket News

Italian forward Omar Dieng (200) left FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa).
The previous (15-16) season Dieng was tested by Armani Milano (Serie A) in Italian league.
He represented Italy at the European Championships U16 in Radom (Poland) last year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 7.7ppg, 4.1rpg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 26.9%, FT: 81.8%.

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Texas Tech Lands Italian Hoops Star Guard Davide Moretti - by Eurobasket News

According to several sources, including Scout National Director of Basketball Recruiting, Evan Daniels, Italy's Davide Moretti (6'2''-PG-98) has committed to play for Chris Beard at Texas Tech. The 2017 combo guard is considered one of Italy's top young players and led the 18U national team to bronze in the FIBU European Championships last year by scoring 14.8 points and dishing out five assists per game. According to Italhoop.it, Moretti's expected to be the top player on the 19U Italian team in the FIBA U19 World Championship, which takes place in Egypt in early July. He also averaged 12.7 points and 2.2 assists for his professional team, Treviso Basket, last season. Moretti chose the Red Raiders over a host of suitors, including a final four of Tech, Indiana, UCONN and Utah. He made a trip across the United States recently visiting his final four, including to Lubbock (TX) last weekend.
The 6-foot-2 guard is the seventh commitment of Texas Tech's 2017 class joining junior college transfer guards Hyron Edwards and Josh Webster as well as four high school standouts, including local Lubbock product Jarrett Culver, a versatile 6-5 wing/guard, 6-10 center Malik Ondigo, 6-9 forward Daniel Mading and 6-4 high-flying wing Zhaire Smith, who all already signed. Moretti is expected to get to Texas Tech campus late summer after competing on the Italian national team.
Courtesy of: scout.com



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  JAPAN  


Toyota Alvark inks coach Luka Pavicevic - by Greg

Toyota Alvark Tokyo (B League) agreed terms of 2-year deal with 49-year old Serbian coach Luka Pavicevic (agency: BeoBasket). He is a coach of Japanese National Team. He coached most recently at Buducnost in Montenegrin Erste Liga.
Pavicevic is quite experienced player. He has coached also professionally in Finland, France (Chorale de Roanne), Greece, Hungary, Israel, Poland and Serbia (OKK Beograd).

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  KENYA  


Nairobi Morans eye last four slot - by Eurobasket News

Nairobi Morans will be aiming to secure their place in the semi-finals of the Africa City Challenge basketball tourney with a win against Kampala Red Stars on Tuesday at the Nyayo Stadium. The homeside beat Dar es Salaam Dream Team 87-71 in their Pool A on the opening day of competition on Sunday evening. A win for the Morans will see them finish on maximum points which guarantees them top spot and a date with the runners up in Pool B in Wednesday's semi-final. Morans and Mombasa City Sharks are the two teams representing the country in the six team competition which also has teams from Mogadishu, Kampala, Juba and Dar es Salaam featuring in the five-day tournament, which has a prize kitty totalling Sh1.5 million. Sharks, who were due to play Mogadishu City on Monday night, also won their opening Pool B match edging out South Sudan's Juba Bright Stars 69-66. Morans coach Ben Oluoch wants his charges to replicate their opening day win and secure maximum points ahead of the semis. 'The way we started the match against Dar was impressive. If we can maintain that tempo and keep our discipline, we should be able to comfortably win the match,' Oluoch told Nation Sport. Oluoch, a former national team player, will bank on internationals Griffin Ligare (174-G-85) and Joseph Khaemba (180-PG-91) to defeat the Ugandans. 'Ugandans love to keep the ball and are quick in breaks so we have got to watch against that and keep our defensive shape,' the tactician added. Ligare top scored for Morans against the Tanzanians with 16 points. Red Stars were due to face off with Dar es Salaam Dream Team in their opening encounter last evening. Against Dar, Nairobi won the first quarter 16-9 after dominating for the entire period. However, Dar es Salaam came into the second quarter strongly and won 23-14 to lead 32-30 at halftime. At the start of the third quarter, Victor Odendo (189-G/F-80) made a three-pointer for Nairobi to lead 33-32 but the Tanzanians tied 33-33 with a free shot. Arou Ramadhani (F) sunk a basket for Nairobi to break the deadlock and they went on to claim the quarter 32-19. Nairobi opened the biggest lead of 19 points in the fourth quarter at 80-61 and won 25-20. Thursday will be a rest day with the finals set for Friday.
Courtesy of: nation.co.ke



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  KYRGYZSTAN  


Kyrgyzstani National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Shakirzhan Kuranbaev G Guiness-29 Kyrgyzstan
Nikolay Polyansky
Evgeny Pekhov Bishkek-Dyn. Kyrgyzstan
Aydin Karabekov KGYuA Kyrgyzstan
Janysh Adiyev G KNU Kyrgyzstan
Husanjan Jarov
Nikita Boyko
Baish Adiyev G KNU Kyrgyzstan
Ulugbek Karabaev
Sergei Zhukov 188-G-84 Tula Russia
Roman DemcHenko
Dmitriy Danishin Bars Kyrgyzstan




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  LATVIA  


Elvijs Miculis is a newcomer at Valka/Valga - by Eurobasket News

Valka/Valga (LBL) added to their roster 23-year old forward Elvijs Miculis (200-89kg-94). He has played for the last two seasons at BA Turiba in the LBL2. In 32 games he recorded 11.2ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.4apg last season. Miculis helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Latvian LBL D2 Honorable Mention in 2015 and 2016.
Miculis represented Latvia at the European Championships U16 in Bar (Montenegro) seven years ago.
He has played previously for four other teams: Ridzene, LMT Basketbola Akademija, VEF skola and VEF LSPA Riga.

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Valka/Valga tabs Edgars Lasenbergs - by Eurobasket News

Valka/Valga (LBL) inked 22-year old guard Edgars Lasenbergs (189-80kg-95) from Latvijas Universitate. In 29 LBL games he averaged 11.6ppg, 3.4rpg, 3.1apg and 1.1spg last season. A very good year in his career as he was selected to Latvian League All-Star Game.
Lasenbergs' team made it to the LBL D2 Semifinals in 2015.
He represented Latvia at the FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championships four years ago.
Lasenbergs has played previously for four other teams: Valmiera, Valmiera/ORDO-2, LMT Basketbola Akademija and BJBS Riga/DSN/Sporta Bode.

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  LEBANON  


Riyadi opened their off-season with 3 major Signings - by Rony Khoury

The Lebanese clubs started early this year with the coming season recruitment, the champions Riyadi are strengthen their roster with the addition two big names by welcoming back Ali Mahmoud after a one year with Byblos , he will being a big intensity to the team and will be a big support to Wael Arakji. Riyadi also signed one of the best Lebanese post players Charles Tabet who had great 2 seasons with Moutahed. The club managed to resign the club's iconic player Ismail Ahmad for another one season , Ismail who is considered one of the best players ever played in the Lebanese league will bring again the leadership on the floor and the hunger to win trophies .


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Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Awards 2017 - by Eurobasket Center

Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL 1st Team 2017
Jamar Diggs
Diggs
David Logan
Logan
Jimmy Baron
Baron
Paulius Jankunas
Jankunas
Ksistof Lavrinovic
Lavrinovic

Finals MVP: Edgaras Ulanovas (197-G-92) of Zalgiris
Player of the Year: Jamar Diggs (188-PG-88) of Juventus
Guard of the Year: Jamar Diggs (188-PG-88) of Juventus
Forward of the Year: Paulius Jankunas (205-PF-84) of Zalgiris
Center of the Year: Ksistof Lavrinovic (209-C-79) of Lietkabelis
Bosman Player of the Year: Toni Prostran (182-G-91) of Nevezis
Import Player of the Year: Jamar Diggs (188-PG-88) of Juventus
Domestic Player of the Year: Ksistof Lavrinovic (209-C-79) of Lietkabelis
Defensive Player of the Year: Martynas Mazeika (192-G-85) of Neptunas
Youth Player of the Year: Martynas Echodas (204-C/F-97) of Siauliai
Coach of the Year: Sarunas Jasikevicius of Zalgiris

1st Team
PG: Jamar Diggs (188-PG-88) of Juventus
G: David Logan (185-G-82) of Scandone AV
G: Jimmy Baron (191-G-86) of Lietuvos rytas
PF: Paulius Jankunas (205-PF-84) of Zalgiris
C: Ksistof Lavrinovic (209-C-79) of Lietkabelis

2nd Team
G: Tomas Delininkaitis (190-G-82) of Vytautas
G: Vytautas Sulskis (200-G-88) of Juventus
G/F: Ben Madgen (193-G/F-85) of Lietkabelis
C/F: Arturas Gudaitis (211-C/F-93) of Lietuvos rytas
G: Edgaras Ulanovas (197-G-92) of Zalgiris

Honorable Mention
Drew Gordon (205-F-90) of Lietuvos rytas
Vaidas Cepukaitis (207-C/F-89) of Juventus
Arturas Valeika (207-F-85) of Vytautas
Derrick Low (191-PG-86) of P.Zvaigzdes
Osvaldas Olisevicius (200-PF-93) of Wuerzburg
Lukas Lekavicius (180-PG-94) of Zalgiris
Julius Kazakauskas (197-F-90) of Dzukija
Toni Prostran (182-G-91) of Nevezis
Martynas Echodas (204-C/F-97) of Siauliai

All-Domestic Players Team
PG: Lukas Lekavicius (180-PG-94) of Zalgiris
G: Tomas Delininkaitis (190-G-82) of Vytautas
PF: Paulius Jankunas (205-PF-84) of Zalgiris
C/F: Arturas Gudaitis (211-C/F-93) of Lietuvos rytas
C: Ksistof Lavrinovic (209-C-79) of Lietkabelis

All-Imports Team
PG: Jamar Diggs (188-PG-88) of Juventus
G: David Logan (185-G-82) of Scandone AV
G: Jimmy Baron (191-G-86) of Lietuvos rytas
G/F: Ben Madgen (193-G/F-85) of Lietkabelis
F: Drew Gordon (205-F-90) of Lietuvos rytas



Lithuanian U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Lithuanian U19 National Team 2017
#s#
Aistis Pilauskas
Pilauskas
Tadas Pazera
Pazera
Karolis Giedraitis
Giedraitis
Matas Jogela
Jogela
Dziugas Slavinskas
Slavinskas
#e#5
Aistis Pilauskas 182-G-98 Lietuvos rytas Lithuania
Tadas Pazera 190-SG-98 Delikatesas Lithuania
Karolis Giedraitis 193-G-98 Perlas-MRU Lithuania
Matas Jogela 198-F/G-98 Zalgiris II Lithuania
Dziugas Slavinskas 203-SF-98 Nafta-Uni. Lithuania
Justinas Marcinkevicius 202-F-98 KTU Lithuania
Gytis Masiulis 206-F/C-98 Zalgiris Lithuania
Grantas Vasiliauskas 204-PF-99 Dzukija Lithuania
Einaras Tubutis 208-SF-98 Vilniaus VKC Lithuania
Mantvydas Zukauskas 191-SG-98 Siauliai Lithuania
Tadas Sedekerskis 203-F/G-98 Baskonia Spain
Arnoldas Kulboka 205-SF-98 Brose Bask. Germany
Rokas Gadiliauskas 205-C-98 Gran Canaria B Spain
Eimantas Stankevicius 190-SG-98 MBC Germany
Tadas Kararinas 208-F-98 Findlay Prep USA
Donatas Kupsas 204-F-98 Long Island Lutheran USA
Rapolas Ivanauskas 206-F-98 Northwestern USA

Rimantas Grigas Head Coach
Giedrius Zibenas Assistant Suduva-Mantinga Lithuania
Rolandas Rakutis Assistant Kauno kolegija Lithuania



Lithuanian U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Lithuanian U20 National Team 2017
#s#
Rokas Grabliauskas
Grabliauskas
Mykolas Dieninis
Dieninis
Martynas Varnas
Varnas
Martynas Echodas
Echodas
Laurynas Birutis
Birutis
#e#5
Rokas Grabliauskas 97 Sabonio Lithuania
Mykolas Dieninis 197-F-97 Petrochema Lithuania
Martynas Varnas 196-G/F-97 Zalgiris Lithuania
Martynas Echodas 204-C/F-97 Siauliai Lithuania
Laurynas Birutis 213-C/F-97 Vytautas Lithuania
Arunas Mikalauskas 199-F-97 Neptunas Lithuania
Laurynas Beliauskas 189-PG-97 Neptunas Lithuania
Mantas Kudys 185-SG-97 Klaipedos LCC Lithuania
Martynas Maskolaitis 200-PF-97 Perlas-MRU Lithuania
Arnas Berucka 195-F-97 Lietuvos rytas Lithuania
Lukas Kvedaravicius 206-F/C-97 Lietuvos rytas Lithuania
Rimantas Daunys 204-SF-97 Perlas-MRU Lithuania
Tauras Ulevicius 192-PG-97 Vilniaus VKC Lithuania
Karolis Lukosiunas 196-SG-97 Vilniaus VKC Lithuania
Gvidas Galinauskas 203-F-97 Silute Lithuania
Deividas Rasys 195-SF-97 Olimpas Plunge Lithuania
Vidmantas Kaciuska 180-PG-97 Akmenes Lithuania

Marius Kiltinavicius Head Coach Suduva-Mantinga Lithuania
Gintaras Kadziulis Assistant Lietkabelis Lithuania
Tomas Purlys Assistant Vilniaus Lithuania



Aaron White (ex Zenit) signs at Zalgiris - by Eurobasket News

B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (LKL) landed 25-year old American power forward Aaron White (206-100kg-92, college: Iowa). He played most recently at Zenit in Russian VTB league. In 30 VTB United League games he averaged 9.3ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.3apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season White played at Telekom Baskets in German BBL where in 34 games he had 13.4ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.1apg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention. White also played 10 games in Eurocup where he recorded 12.3ppg and 6.3rpg.
Two years ago White was drafted by Washington Wizards (NBA) in second round (49th overall). He attended University of Iowa until 2015 and it is his third season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements White played in the final of NIT in 2013. He received also All-Big Ten 1st Team award in 2015 at his college time.
White represented USA at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.

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Dragons' Locals Fill Up Malaysia National Team Roster for International Tournament - by Eurobasket News

To prepare their National Teams for the South East Asian Games coming up in August, the Malaysia Basketball Association will be holding an International Basketball Invitational starting from June 13 to 17. In the Mens tournament, Malaysia will be going up against National Taiwan Normal University (Taiwan), Chung Chou University of Science and Technology (Taiwan), and ACBA Dragons (Australia) in the five-day tourney. The 3 Westports Malaysia Dragons Players that made the SEABA Championship roster will continuing their national team duties. Ting Chun Hong proved himself to be a valuable offensive option for Malaysia and should continue to have a large role in this tournament as well. Kok Hou Teo (177-PG-94) and Wei Hong Choo (197-C-92) were solid contributors and should continue to get good chances to continue their runs. The focus will be shifting to the bigger stars of Malaysia who were unavailable for the SEABA Championship earlier in May. Yi Hou Wong (196-F-96) (15.4 Minutes / 5.9 Points), Tian Yuan Kuek (201-C-91) (18.2 Minutes / 7.1 Points) were both key players in the Westports Malaysia Dragons rotation last season under Coach Chris Thomas and they return to the national team squad in this tournament. Both are more than capable long range bombers (at least 38.0% three-point shooting) and their length will surely be put to good use. Two former Dragons will also be on the roster in this international tournament in Chee Li Wei and Yoong Jing Kwaan (200-C-90). The 27-year-old Yoong Jing has been a regular on both the National Team and Dragons roster and his 63 games played for the Dragons stands at 5th most for the franchise. Though he didn't play for the Dragons last season, his size and versatility can still prove to be valuable for National Team play. Seasoned veteran Li Wei has not been on a Dragons roster since 2012 but he's been regularly playing in local competition. The rest of the Malaysia national team are Ong Wei Yong, Soo Eng Heng, Chan Kek Thai, Wong Chin Yong, and Mak Lok Seng. Malaysia will be playing against National Taiwan Normal University (Taiwan) on Wednesday June 14th at 6:00 PM (local time). They will then face Chung Chou University of Science and Technology (Taiwan) on Thursday June 15th at 8:00 PM (local time). They will wrap up elimination play against the ACBA Dragons (Australia) on Friday June 16th at 8:30 PM (local time). The teams will play in placement games on the final day of the competition on Saturday June 17th. The MABA International Basketball Invitation will be played at MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur which was home to the Westports Malaysia Dragons for six straight ABL seasons before going under renovation this past season.
Courtesy of: aseanbasketballleague.com




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  MALI  


Challans keep Saounera for another season - by Eurobasket News

Vendee Challans Basket (NM1) re-signed 30-year old former Mali international point guard Ibrahim Saounera (179-80kg-87). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 37 NM1 games he averaged 11.7ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.6apg and 1.5spg last season.
Saounera won French NM2 Group B championship title in 2011.
He also represented Mali at the Afrobasket Championships in Rades (Tunisia) two years ago.
Saounera has played previously for six other teams: Chalons Reims, Cognac BB, Rueil, Saint Vallier, Boulazac Basket and Orchesien BC.

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  MEXICO  

CIBACOPA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Travis FRANKLIN
  Guasave
  (200-F-88)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Franklin, Guasave25.5 
 2. Forte, Los Mochis25.4 
 3. Yeager, Guasave25.1 
 4. Rice-Jr, Obregon24.1 
 5. Crawford, Culiacan21.6 
 6. Ledbetter, Mazat.21.3 
 7. Samarco, Durango21.3 
 8. Spurlock, Hermosillo21.2 
 9. Glover, Obregon21.0 
 10. Tucker, Mazatlan20.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cameron FORTE
  Los Mochis
  (201-F-93)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Forte, Los Mochis12.2 
 2. Ammons, Navolato10.2 
 3. Glover, Obregon10.0 
 4. Gibson, Tijuana9.2 
 5. Puckett, Culiacan8.8 
 6. Little, Hermosillo8.7 
 7. Wilson, Hermosillo8.6 
 8. West, Guaymas8.6 
 9. White, Mazatlan8.3 
 10. Miller, Los Mochis8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jordon CRAWFORD
  Durango
  (168-PG-)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Crawford, Durango5.9 
 2. Ledbetter, Mazat.5.9 
 3. Howard, Mazatlan5.5 
 4. Mitchell, Navolato5.5 
 5. Capers, Obregon5.4 
 6. Murphy, Los Mochis5.3 
 7. Yeager, Guasave5.1 
 8. Perez, Hermosillo5.0 
 9. Monreal, Hermosillo5.0 
 10. Crawford, Culiacan4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Jeff LEDBETTER
  Mazat.
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Ledbetter, Mazat.3.4 
 2. Capers, Obregon2.3 
 3. Early, Los Mochis2.3 
 4. Rice-Jr, Obregon2.2 
 5. Murphy, Los Mochis2.0 
 6. Crawford, Durango1.6 
 7. Reyes, Guaymas1.5 
 8. White, Mazatlan1.5 
 9. Jones, Guaymas1.5 
 10. Morrison, Tijuana1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane HEYWARD
  Guaymas
  (200-F-92)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Heyward, Guaymas2.1 
 2. West, Guaymas1.4 
 3. Pittman, Guasave1.2 
 4. Ammons, Navolato1.2 
 5. Keller, Guasave1.1 
 6. Lathan, Tijuana1.0 
 7. Maxwell, Culiacan1.0 
 8. Miller, Los Mochis0.9 
 9. Smith, Durango0.9 
 10. White, Mazatlan0.9 


CIBACOPA Round 5 of Quarter-Finals. Hermosillo reach semifinals - by Eurobasket News

Guaymas - Tijuana 84-87

Tijuana overcame Guaymas to cut the deficit in the series. Ostioneros de Guaymas were ahead by 1 point after three quarters before a 21-17 charge of Tijuana Zonkeys, which allowed them to win the game. Tijuana Zonkeys had a 33-22 advantage in offensive rebounds. The game was also dominated by American players. Guard Trayvon Lathan (201-84, college: Chowan) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Point guard Richard Williams (178-87, college: San Diego St., agency: HMS) contributed with 23 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Lathan is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Point guard Carl Jones (180-91, college: St.Joseph's, agency: DTMones) answered with 24 points and 4 assists and guard Paul Marigney (192-82, college: St.Mary's, CA) added 19 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Ostioneros de Guaymas. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Guaymas: C.Jones 24+4reb+4ast, P.Marigney 19+6reb+6ast, P.Reyes 11+3reb+1ast, B.West 10+8reb+3ast, D.Giron 9+8reb+1ast, R.Woods 7+2ast
Tijuana: R.Williams 23+6reb+3ast, C.Tate 18+8reb, T.Lathan 18+11reb+6ast, G.Smith 14+6reb, K.Rodriguez 7+7reb+4ast, J.Zesati 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 548142


Navolato - Hermosillo 62-71

Hermosillo rallied past Navolato on the road to secure the semifinal appearance. Garra Canera de Navolato was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. They outrebounded Garra Canera de Navolato 50-35 including 37 on the defensive glass. American players dominated the game. Jeremiah Wilson (205-88, college: Tarleton St.) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds for the winners and forward Emmanuel Little (196-85, college: N.Dakota) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds. Little is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Rayos de Hermosillo's coach Gene Cross used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Mychal Ammons (198-92, college: S.Alabama) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds and Kevin Rogers (206-86, college: Baylor) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Navolato: J.Horton 13+6reb+3ast, M.Ammons 13+11reb+1ast, K.Rogers 12+11reb, B.Heredia 9+2reb+1ast, A.Leal 6, S.Garay 5+2reb+5ast
Hermosillo: E.Little 15+6reb+3ast, M.Henry 15+2reb+4ast, J.Wilson 15+12reb, S.Monreal 9+8reb+5ast, A.Bell 7+6reb, J.Hiram Lopez 7+5reb+1ast
gschID: 548141


Mazatlan - Obregon 97-95

Mazatlan toppled Obregon to take 3-2 lead in the series. Lobos UAD Mazatlan dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Halcones de Ciudad Obregon's 38. Lobos UAD Mazatlan forced 19 Halcones de Ciudad Obregon turnovers and outrebounded them 38-26 including 31 on the defensive glass. Lobos UAD Mazatlan looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Halcones de Ciudad Obregon's players. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was forward Devin White (203-88, college: SUNO) who had a double-double by scoring 20 points, 16 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Omar Thomas (196-82, college: UTEP) chipped in 31 points and 4 steals. Swingman Glen Rice-Jr (198-91, college: Georgia Tech) produced 41 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds and forward Michael Glover (203-87, college: Iona) added 18 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Obregon: G.Rice Jr. 41+8reb+1ast, M.Glover 18+6reb+2ast, J.Hutchingson 15+2reb+2ast, L.Atterberry 14+4reb+1ast, I.Leon 3+1reb, K.Capers 2+5reb+3ast
Mazatlan: O.Thomas 31+4reb+3ast, D.White 20+16reb+5ast, D.Onofre 18+4reb+1ast, P.Howard 11+2reb+7ast, M.Lizarraga 10+4reb+1ast, J.Alfredo Casillas 7+7reb+7ast
gschID: 548140





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  MONTENEGRO  


Coach Aleksandar Dzikic (ex Partizan) signs at Buducnost - by Igor Obradovic

Defending champion KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica (Erste Liga) landed 46-year old Serbian coach Aleksandar Dzikic (agency: BeoBasket). He coached most recently at Partizan in Serbian KLS league. He helped them to make it to the semifinals of KLS and to play in Adriatic League semifinals this year. He also played in Final game of Serbian Cup.
Among other achievements Dzikic received Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League Coach of the Year award back in 2011 and 2014.
He was coaching Serbian U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Dzikic has coached previously professionally in Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas) and Slovenia (Krka).

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Montenegro



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  NBA  


Wolves Expected To Pursue Jrue Holiday, George Hill, Jeff Teague - by Eurobasket News

The Minnesota Timberwolves drafted Kris Dunn (6'4''-G-94, college: Providence) last June and still have Ricky Rubio (6'4''-G-90) on their roster, but they remain interested in making a change at the point guard position. If the Wolves successfully trade Rubio this offseason, they are expected to pursue a free agent point guard. The Wolves have interest in Jrue Holiday (6'4''-PG-90, college: UCLA), George Hill (6'3''-PG-86, college: IUPUI) and Jeff Teague (6'2''-PG-88, college: Wake Forest). Holiday reportedly is willing to consider leaving the New Orleans Pelicans if he receives a four-year max deal. Minnesota doesn't have strong interest in Derrick Rose. Minnesota has also been interested in bringing in point guards to consider drafting at No. 7. The Wolves are also interested in trading out of No. 7.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



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  NCAA1  


UWM's LaVall Jordan accepts Butler coaching job - by Eurobasket News

For the third time in three seasons, UW-Milwaukee's men's basketball team will be playing for a different coach. LaVall Jordan , hired a little over 14 months ago to replace the fired Rob Jeter, has agreed to become the next head coach at Butler University. The Butler job opened late last week when Chris Holtmann left for Ohio State. The 38-year-old Jordan immediately jumped to the top of the list of potential candidates to replace Holtmann at Butler because of his ties to the school. He played guard for the Bulldogs from 1998-2001 and later spent four years on the coaching staff, including three as an assistant from 2004-'07. "The past 14 months have been some of the most rewarding of my coaching career," Jordan said in a statement released by UWM late Monday night. "As our players embraced our staff's vision for Milwaukee basketball and continued to develop, they took us all on a special journey. I want to thank (athletic director) Amanda Braun, (chancellor) Mark Mone and the Milwaukee athletic department for giving me that opportunity. "I also want to say thank you to the players - past and present - that I built great relationships with, along with Panther fans and the Panther community." Said Braun: "With LaVall having been at Butler as a player and a coach, we understand his desire to make this move. On behalf of everyone involved with Milwaukee athletics, we wish LaVall, (wife) Destinee and his family a successful transition. "We will work quickly to identify our next head coach." Jordan was hired by Braun and announced as UWM coach on April 7, 2016. He came to the school after spending the previous six seasons as an assistant at the University of Michigan, and had no previous head-coaching experience. His hiring came roughly three weeks after the firing of Jeter, which led to the transfer of what would have been the three top returning scorers in the program. Jordan was left to pick up the pieces with an undersized, inexperienced and undermanned roster that played hard but struggled to an 8-23 overall record in the regular-season. The Panthers also went 4-14 in the Horizon League, which left them last in the 10-team conference. UWM saved its best basketball for the postseason, however. The Panthers became the first 10th-seeded team to win a game in the Horizon League Tournament by knocking off seventh-seeded Detroit in the first round, then went on to upset second-seeded Valparaiso and sixth-seeded Illinois-Chicago to reach the finals. The Panthers' improbable run to a fifth NCAA Tournament berth fell one game short, however, as they lost to fourth-seeded Northern Kentucky, 59-53, in the championship game. UWM finished the season with a 11-24 overall record. Jordan was an upbeat and enthusiastic presence throughout the season, and the marked improvement of players such as guard Brock Stull - who went from a seldom-used reserve in 2015-'16 to the Panthers' leading scorer and rebounder last season - spoke to his player-development skills. He was coaching at UWM under a five-year contract that paid him $350,000 annually. His buyout will be $700,000, half of the remaining value of the contract. The timing of Jordan's departure is tough for UWM, considering the turmoil surrounding the program over the last 15 months. In his short time at the helm, Jordan appeared to be everything the school and team needed to move forward and return to relevance in the Horizon League. "Even though the time we had together was short, we are proud to have brought in a coach that embodies such character and a great sense of leadership," Braun said in the statement. "He has been an integral part of setting the building blocks in place for the success of our program. We are confident we will continue to build on his success and look forward to the future." Braun and UWM may choose to use a search firm for her next hire as they did with Jordan. But Jordan's top assistant, Todd Townsend, is considered to be a rising young star in the coaching ranks who would also provide some much-needed continuity. A 2004 graduate of Marquette University and starting forward on the Golden Eagles' 2003 Final Four team, Townsend began his post-playing career as director of basketball operations on Tom Crean's staff at MU before then cutting his teeth with assistant's stints at Northeastern, Northern Illinois and Drake. Townsend, 35, is considered to be a strong recruiter with ties to his hometown of Chicago, which has proven to be fertile ground in the past for UWM.
Courtesy of: jsonline.com



Texas Tech Lands Italian Hoops Star Guard Davide Moretti - by Eurobasket News

According to several sources, including Scout National Director of Basketball Recruiting, Evan Daniels, Italy's Davide Moretti (6'2''-PG-98) has committed to play for Chris Beard at Texas Tech. The 2017 combo guard is considered one of Italy's top young players and led the 18U national team to bronze in the FIBU European Championships last year by scoring 14.8 points and dishing out five assists per game. According to Italhoop.it, Moretti's expected to be the top player on the 19U Italian team in the FIBA U19 World Championship, which takes place in Egypt in early July. He also averaged 12.7 points and 2.2 assists for his professional team, Treviso Basket, last season. Moretti chose the Red Raiders over a host of suitors, including a final four of Tech, Indiana, UCONN and Utah. He made a trip across the United States recently visiting his final four, including to Lubbock (TX) last weekend.
The 6-foot-2 guard is the seventh commitment of Texas Tech's 2017 class joining junior college transfer guards Hyron Edwards and Josh Webster as well as four high school standouts, including local Lubbock product Jarrett Culver, a versatile 6-5 wing/guard, 6-10 center Malik Ondigo, 6-9 forward Daniel Mading and 6-4 high-flying wing Zhaire Smith, who all already signed. Moretti is expected to get to Texas Tech campus late summer after competing on the Italian national team.
Courtesy of: scout.com



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PBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Cory JEFFERSON
  Alaska A.
  (206-F-90)
  Avg: 29.5
 1. Jefferson, Alaska A.29.5 
 2. Brownlee, B.Gin.28.3 
 3. Smith, Blackwater27.7 
 4. Rhodes, SM Beermen27.2 
 5. Taggart, Rain o.26.1 
 6. McKay, Phoenix23.8 
 7. Chism, NLEX R.23.5 
 8. Mitchell, Star H.21.3 
 9. Romeo, Globalport20.4 
 10. Pringle, Globalport19.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Greg SMITH
  Blackwater
  (208-C-91)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Smith, Blackwater21.2 
 2. Stepheson, Meralco .19.4 
 3. McKay, Phoenix17.3 
 4. Mitchell, Star H.14.4 
 5. Chism, NLEX R.14.1 
 6. Jefferson, Alaska A.14.0 
 7. Taggart, Rain o.11.9 
 8. Brownlee, B.Gin.11.2 
 9. Rhodes, SM Beermen10.4 
 10. Fajardo, SM Be.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Chris ROSS
  SM Beermen
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Ross, SM Beermen7.9 
 2. Castro-W., TNT K.6.3 
 3. Romeo, Globalport5.5 
 4. Cabagnot, SM Be.5.2 
 5. Smith, Blackwater5.1 
 6. Brownlee, B.Gin.4.9 
 7. Wright, Phoenix4.8 
 8. Tenorio, B.Ginebra4.6 
 9. Newsome, Meralco .4.6 
 10. Enciso, Alaska Aces4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Chris ROSS
  SM Beermen
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Ross, SM Beermen2.8 
 2. Barroca, Star H.2.4 
 3. Lassiter, SM Be.1.9 
 4. Brownlee, B.Gin.1.8 
 5. Jalalon, Star H.1.7 
 6. Cruz, Rain or Shine1.5 
 7. Exciminiano, Alaska A.1.5 
 8. Norwood, Rain o.1.4 
 9. Jazul, Phoenix1.2 
 10. Tenorio, B.Ginebra1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Tony MITCHELL
  Star H.
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Mitchell, Star H.2.9 
 2. Aguilar, B.Ginebra2.3 
 3. McKay, Phoenix2.1 
 4. Brownlee, B.Gin.1.9 
 5. Jefferson, Alaska A.1.8 
 6. Stepheson, Meralco .1.8 
 7. Rhodes, SM Beermen1.6 
 8. Taggart, Rain o.1.5 
 9. Chism, NLEX R.1.5 
 10. Fajardo, SM Be.1.5 


Ka Tropa Push Gin Kings On The Brink, Lead Series 2-0 - by Eurobasket News

Anthony Semerad (196-SF-91) finally had his breakout game in a TnT Katropa uniform and it couldn't have come at a better time than in Game Two of the PBA Commissioner's Cup semifinals against Barangay Ginebra. Semerad drained four three-pointers in the payoff period, including the shot that put the Texters in front for good and led to a nail-biting 107-103 win Tuesday night that put them within arm's reach of reaching the finals of the mid-season tournament. TnT was down staring at a 102-103 deficit when the Fil-Australian forward, acquired by the team in a recent four-team trade, hit the biggest shot of the night in the final 53 seconds of the thrilling game at the Mall of Asia Arena. Hulking import Joshua Smith (208-C-92, college: Georgetown) then preserved the win when he blocked Justine Brownlee's shot in Ginebra possession, before scoring on a putback following a missed triple by Jayson Castro William (180-PG-86) at the other end. The victory put TnT up 2-0 in the best-of-five series as it pushed the league's most popular ballclub - and top seeded team - on the brink of elimination. Game Three is set Thursday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Despite the commanding lead, coach Nash Racela remains wary of the Kings capability to stage a possible comeback. 'Knowing the character of this team, they never give up. So if there's one team that can really comeback, it's them,' he said during the customary post-game interview. 'That's why we need to guard against complacency and we really need to double our focus.' Smith, who had a career-high of 35 points in the Game One win, was held to just 16 points this time by the Kings and only had nine field goals overall. He did finish with 16 rebounds, though. But Ginebra forgot about Semerad, the unheralded third-year wingman who punished the Kings with his torrid outside shooting as he finished with 14 points, including four of five from three-point range, in his best outing so far since being acquired by the franchise from Globalport. Rookie Roger Ray Pogoy (189-SG-92) also had 14 points, while Jayson Castro William and Kelly Williams 12 each for the Texters, who last played in the finals when they won the Commissioner's Cup title in 2015. Brownlee led Ginebra with 22 points and 12 rebounds but struggled on the floor by shooting 10 of 24. LA Tenorio was the top local scorer for the Kings with 22 markers. He was 4 of 6 from downtown, the last of which put Ginebra on top for the last time, 102-103, before Semerad finally took over for TnT.
Courtesy of: pba.ph



Beermen Pull Through In Game 2, Level Series With Hotshots - by Eurobasket News

San Miguel Beer, a mean scoring machine with its Magnificent Six led by Charles Rhodes (203-F/C-85, college: Mississippi St.) and June Mar Fajardo (210-C-89), battled Star in a dull defensive duel but happily forged a 1-1 deadlock in their PBA Commissioner's Cup Final Four faceoff with a 77-76 escape act at the MOA Arena Monday night. The Beermen stood their ground in the tough defensive battle to the very end, defending well against the Hotshots' make-or-break attack in the closing seconds to complete their crucial grind-out victory. San Miguel eventually avenged its 105-109 loss in Game One as Paul Lee (185-G-89) failed to shake off a swarming defense and missed badly on a floater. 'This is the very kind of game I was expecting. I have to commend my players, and we're lucky Paul Lee's last shot didn't connect,' said SMB coach Leovino Austria . The Beermen let Ricardo Ratliffe (203-F-89, college: Missouri) to have another huge double-double game but jammed the guns of the Star shooters, and in the process put to a halt the Hotshots' eight-game streak from the elimination round. They handed Ratliffe his first loss this season. Ratliffe came through with 35 rebounds (second all-time most in PBA playoffs) and 28 points but the Hotshots gunners were held to six three-pointers, just half of their hits in their Game One victory. Offensively, starters Charles Rhodes, Alex Cabagnot (183-G-82, college: Hawaii-Hilo), June Mar Fajardo, Chris Ross (185-G-85, college: Marshall) and Marcio Lassiter (190-G-87, college: CS Fullerton) combined for all but 10 of SMB's production. They all saw action for at least 32 minutes, and each one delivered at least 10 points. Austria limited his rotation to nine men, tapping only four reserves in Arwind Santos (193-F-81), Ronald Tubid (185-G-81), Gabby Espinas and Brian Heruela. Santos nailed his lone field-goal basket - a trey - to shatter a 74-all count in the last 3:40 of play then the Beermen fought the Hotshots stoppage for stoppage. With a focus on defense after yielding much buckets in the previous game, the Beermen made the Hotshots to bleed for their points in the opening half. They extended their defense on the Star shooters, holding them to 1-of-10 three-point shooting in the first 24 minutes of play. Meanwhile, Lassiter, Cabagnot and Ross combined for six treys as the Beermen took the half at 44-30. The Beermen opened an early double-digit spread before closing the first quarter at 25-16 on a buzzer-beating putback by Fajardo off Rafi Reavis.
Courtesy of: pba.ph



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  POLAND  


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

Eurobasket.com All-Polish League 1st Team 2017
Krzysztof Szubarga
Szubarga
Nemanja Jaramaz
Jaramaz
Kyle Weaver
Weaver
Vladimir Dragicevic
Dragicevic
Shawn King
King

Finals MVP: James Florence (185-PG-88) of Stelmet ZG
Player of the Year: Shawn King (208-C-82) of Stal Ostrow
Guard of the Year: Krzysztof Szubarga (178-PG-84) of Asseco
Forward of the Year: Kyle Weaver (198-G-86) of Torun
Center of the Year: Shawn King (208-C-82) of Stal Ostrow
Most Improved Player of the Year: Daniel Szymkiewicz (193-G-94) of Rosa Radom
Bosman Player of the Year: Vladimir Dragicevic (206-C/F-86) of Stelmet ZG
Import Player of the Year: Shawn King (208-C-82) of Stal Ostrow
Domestic Player of the Year: Krzysztof Szubarga (178-PG-84) of Asseco
Defensive Player of the Year: Michal Sokolowski (196-F/G-92) of Rosa Radom
Youth Player of the Year: Martynas Sajus (208-C-96) of Polpharma
Coach of the Year: Emil Rajkovic of Stal Ostrow

1st Team
PG: Krzysztof Szubarga (178-PG-84) of Asseco
G: Nemanja Jaramaz (200-G-91) of Anwil
G: Kyle Weaver (198-G-86) of Torun
C/F: Vladimir Dragicevic (206-C/F-86) of Stelmet ZG
C: Shawn King (208-C-82) of Stal Ostrow

2nd Team
PG: Lukasz Koszarek (187-PG-84) of Stelmet ZG
G/F: Marc Antonio Carter (191-G/F-85) of Stal Ostrow
G/F: Chavaughn Lewis (196-G/F-93) of Energa Czarni
F/C: Nikola Markovic (208-F/C-89) of Trefl Sopot
F/C: David Kravish (208-F/C-92) of Energa Czarni

Honorable Mention
Josip Sobin (203-C-89) of Anwil
Anthony Ireland (175-PG-91) of Trefl Sopot
Michal Sokolowski (196-F/G-92) of Rosa Radom
Nemanja Djurisic (203-PF-92) of Stelmet ZG
Pawel Leonczyk (203-F/C-86) of Anwil
Aaron Johnson (173-PG-88) of Stal Ostrow
Greg Surmacz (203-F-86) of Energa Czarni
Marcin Flieger (185-PG-84) of Polpharma
Michal Michalak (197-G/F-93) of PGE Turow
Chris Czerapowicz (201-G-91) of Krosno
Krzysztof Sulima (204-C/F-90) of Torun

All-Domestic Players Team
PG: Krzysztof Szubarga (178-PG-84) of Asseco
PG: Lukasz Koszarek (187-PG-84) of Stelmet ZG
G/F: Michal Michalak (197-G/F-93) of PGE Turow
F/G: Michal Sokolowski (196-F/G-92) of Rosa Radom
C/F: Krzysztof Sulima (204-C/F-90) of Torun

All-Imports Team
PG: Anthony Ireland (175-PG-91) of Trefl Sopot
G/F: Chavaughn Lewis (196-G/F-93) of Energa Czarni
G: Kyle Weaver (198-G-86) of Torun
F/C: David Kravish (208-F/C-92) of Energa Czarni
C: Shawn King (208-C-82) of Stal Ostrow

All-Youth Team
G: Marcel Ponitka (192-G-97) of Asseco
PG: Igor Wadowski (196-PG-96) of AZS Koszalin
C/F: Maksim Salash (206-C/F-96) of Polfarmex Kutno
F/C: Mikolaj Witlinski (207-F/C-95) of Asseco
C: Martynas Sajus (208-C-96) of Polpharma



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  PORTUGAL  


Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League Awards 2017 - by Hugo Carvalho

Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League 1st Team 2017
Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson
Ogungbemi-Jackson
Jose Silva
Silva
Carlos Morais
Morais
Damian Hollis
Hollis
Raven Barber
Barber

Player of the Year: Carlos Morais (200-G-85) of Benfica
Guard of the Year: Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson (178-PG-91) of Galitos-Barreiro
Forward of the Year: Carlos Morais (200-G-85) of Benfica
Center of the Year: Raven Barber (206-F/C) of Benfica
Newcomer of the Year: Damian Hollis (203-F-88) of Benfica
Most Improved Player of the Year: Khyle Marshall (200-F-92) of Galitos-Barreiro
Import Player of the Year: Carlos Morais (200-G-85) of Benfica
Defensive Player of the Year: Arnette Halman (200-F-88) of Oliveirense
Domestic Player of the Year: Nuno Oliveira (186-PG-89) of Benfica
Coach of the Year: Carlos Lisboa of Benfica

1st Team
PG: Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson (178-PG-91) of Galitos-Barreiro
G/F: Jose Silva (194-G/F-89) of FC Porto
G: Carlos Morais (200-G-85) of Benfica
F: Damian Hollis (203-F-88) of Benfica
F/C: Raven Barber (206-F/C) of Benfica

2nd Team
PG: Pedro Catarino (184-PG-90) of Maia Basket
PG: Nick Novak (182-PG-90) of Ovarense
G: Jaques Conceicao (190-G-89) of Galitos-Barreiro
F: Arnette Halman (200-F-88) of Oliveirense
C/F: Sasa Borovnjak (206-C/F-89) of FC Porto

All-Domestic Players Team
PG: Pedro Catarino (184-PG-90) of Maia Basket
G/F: Jose Silva (194-G/F-89) of FC Porto
F/G: Fabio Lima (198-F/G-88) of CAB Madeira
F: Arnette Halman (200-F-88) of Oliveirense
C: Elvis Evora (205-C-78) of Oliveirense

All-Imports Team
PG: Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson (178-PG-91) of Galitos-Barreiro
F: James Ellisor (195-F-90) of Oliveirense
G: Carlos Morais (200-G-85) of Benfica
F: Damian Hollis (203-F-88) of Benfica
F/C: Raven Barber (206-F/C) of Benfica

All-Newcomers Team
SG: Derek Raivio (190-SG-84) of Benfica
G: Alex Marzette (196-G-93) of CAB Madeira
G: Carlos Morais (200-G-85) of Benfica
F: Damian Hollis (203-F-88) of Benfica
C: Chris Matagrano (206-C-90) of Lusitania

All-Defensive Team
PG: Joao Abreu (179-PG-83) of Oliveirense
G/F: Jose Silva (194-G/F-89) of FC Porto
F: Joao Soares (202-F-90) of Benfica
F: Arnette Halman (200-F-88) of Oliveirense
F/C: Raven Barber (206-F/C) of Benfica

Honorable Mention
Nuno Marcal (205-F-75) of Maia Basket
Miguel Minhava (195-G-83) of Galitos-Barreiro
Joao Figueiredo (184-PG-79) of Illiabum
Augusto Sobrinho (188-SG-85) of Illiabum
Tomas Barroso (184-PG-90) of Benfica
Mario Fernandes (176-PG-82) of Benfica
Ferran Ventura (188-G-95) of FC Porto
Jeffrey Xavier (189-PG-85) of FC Porto
Miguel Queiroz (202-PF-91) of FC Porto
Diogo Ventura (193-PG-94) of Electrico FC
Joao Torrie (200-C/F-91) of Electrico FC
Dusan Ognjenovic (216-C-91) of Sampaense
Helder Carvalho (205-C/F-84) of Sampaense
Andrew Guillory (190-PG-92) of Sampaense
Pedro Pinto (188-PG-88) of Vitoria SC
Joao Balseiro (192-F-87) of Vitoria SC
Frederick Gentry (201-F-77) of CAB Madeira



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Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Devin EBANKS
  San German
  (206-F-89)
  Avg: 21
 1. Ebanks, San German21.0 
 2. Liz, Ponce20.4 
 3. Wilkins, Guayama20.2 
 4. Rosario, Quebradillas18.6 
 5. Costner, Humacao18.4 
 6. Huertas, Arecibo18.4 
 7. Warrick, Ponce17.8 
 8. Laury, Mayaguez17.1 
 9. Arroyo, Fajardo16.8 
 10. Keenan, San German16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eric DAWSON
  Ponce
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Dawson, Ponce10.6 
 2. Akindele, Bayamon10.1 
 3. Laury, Mayaguez9.7 
 4. Famous, Humacao9.0 
 5. James, Fajardo8.8 
 6. Romero, Bayamon8.7 
 7. James, Fajardo8.6 
 8. Collier, Mayaguez8.3 
 9. Lalanne, Arecibo7.8 
 10. Behanan, Arecibo7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Carlos ARROYO
  Fajardo
  (188-PG-79)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Arroyo, Fajardo7.3 
 2. Browne, San German7.1 
 3. Abreu, Aguada6.4 
 4. Fitch, Quebradillas6.4 
 5. Guzman, Humacao6.0 
 6. Smith, Quebradillas5.7 
 7. Soto, Bayamon5.6 
 8. Torres, Ponce5.0 
 9. Clemente, Arecibo4.9 
 10. Garcia, Quebradillas4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Victor LIZ
  Ponce
  (193-SG-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Liz, Ponce1.8 
 2. Wilkins, Guayama1.5 
 3. Behanan, Arecibo1.4 
 4. Browne, San German1.4 
 5. Abreu, Aguada1.3 
 6. Smith, Quebradillas1.3 
 7. James, Fajardo1.3 
 8. Fitch, Quebradillas1.3 
 9. Collier, Mayaguez1.2 
 10. Belardo, Ponce1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Fajardo
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. James, Fajardo2.6 
 2. Penn, Guayama2.1 
 3. Diaz, Quebradillas1.6 
 4. Franklin, San G.1.2 
 5. Lalanne, Arecibo1.1 
 6. Hernandez, Quebradi.1.0 
 7. Orozco, Humacao1.0 
 8. Akindele, Bayamon0.9 
 9. Gaston, Aguada0.9 
 10. Collier, Mayaguez0.8 


BSN Round 32: Atleticos edge Vaqueros by two points - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 32 in the BSN took place in San German. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 7th ranked Vaqueros (12-18) to fifth ranked Atleticos (15-14) 94-92 on Monday evening. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 25-19 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Atleticos dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Vaqueros' 42. Atleticos forced 19 Vaqueros turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. The best player for the winners was American power forward Justin Keenan (202-88, college: Ferris St.) who scored 25 points and 6 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). The former international guard Gary Browne (185-93, college: W.Virginia, agency: Inception Sports) chipped in 14 points, 9 rebounds and 10 assists. International Alexander Galindo (200-85, college: FIU) produced 19 points and 5 rebounds for the guests. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Atleticos have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 15-14 record. Vaqueros at the other side keep the seventh place with 18 games lost. Atleticos will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Vaqueros will play against the league's second-placed Fajardo (#2) and are hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Piratas (18-11) against ninth ranked Brujos (11-18) on Tuesday night. Host Piratas were defeated by Brujos in a tough game in Quebradillas 76-81. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Piratas. American guard Damien Wilkins (198-80, college: Georgia) orchestrated the victory by scoring 33 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 5 assists (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!). Kleon Penn contributed with 12 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. The former international center Jorge-Bryan Diaz (210-89, college: Nebraska) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds for Piratas. Brujos moved-up to eighth place. Piratas at the other side keep the third position with 11 games lost. Brujos will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Piratas will play at home against Capitanes and hope to get back on the winning track.
Leader Santeros delivered the nineteenth victory on Tuesday night. This time they beat 10th ranked Caciques (9-18) 77-71 in Humacao. Worth to mention a quality performance of Gilberto Clavell who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 6 rebounds. William Orozco responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Santeros maintains first position with 19-9 record. Caciques lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the tenth place with 18 games lost. Santeros will meet at home Leones (#4) in the next round. Caciques will play against Indios (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 32 Mayaguez were defeated by Ponce in Juana Diaz 77-73.

Quebradillas - Guayama 76-81

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Piratas (18-11) against ninth ranked Brujos (11-18) on Tuesday night. Host Piratas were defeated by Brujos in a tough game in Quebradillas 76-81. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Piratas. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Piratas won third quarter 23-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Brujos made 16-of-21 charity shots (76.2 percent) during the game. American guard Damien Wilkins (198-80, college: Georgia) orchestrated the victory by scoring 33 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 5 assists (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!). The former international center Kleon Penn (213-86, college: McNeese St., agency: Paris Global Sports) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Penn is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. The former international center Jorge-Bryan Diaz (210-89, college: Nebraska) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds and the former international Michael Rosario (190-90, college: Florida) added 19 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Piratas. Four Piratas players scored in double figures. Brujos moved-up to eighth place. Piratas at the other side keep the third position with 11 games lost. Brujos will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Piratas will play at home against Capitanes and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Quebradillas: M.Rosario 19+6reb+3ast, J.Bryan Diaz 16+10reb+2ast, C.Hammonds 12+3reb+5ast, D.Smith 10+5reb+3ast, J.Mojica 8+1ast, A.Carmona 6+4reb+1ast
Guayama: D.Wilkins 33+5reb+5ast, K.Penn 12+11reb, D.Hinson 11+3reb+4ast, K.Vinales 8+1reb+5ast, L.Wade 8+4reb, R.Sanchez 7+8reb+3ast
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Ponce - Mayaguez 77-73

There was no surprise in Juana Diaz where 8th ranked Indios (10-17) were defeated by fourth ranked Leones (16-13) 77-73 on Tuesday. However just four-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Indios won third quarter 20-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Leones made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. Leones outrebounded Indios 41-28 including 27 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of American Mike Harris (198-83, college: Rice) who helped to win the game recording 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international forward Carlos Emory (196-91) who added 15 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. American Tony Mitchell (198-89, college: Alabama) responded with 17 points and 5 rebounds and international Devon Collier (203-91, college: Oregon St.) scored 12 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Indios' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Leones have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 16-13 record. Loser Indios dropped to the ninth place with 17 games lost. Leones will meet league's leader Santeros in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Indios will play against Caciques (#10) in Humacao and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Mayaguez: T.Mitchell 17+5reb, K.Young 16+2reb, D.Collier 12+7reb+1ast, J.Rodriguez 10+3reb, C.Duran 6+1reb+7ast, D.Laury 4+5reb+3ast
Ponce: M.Harris 17+7reb+4ast, E.Dawson 16+7reb+2ast, C.Emory 15+11reb, A.Daniel Vassallo 14+5reb+2ast, W.Pagan 7+5reb+2ast, V.Liz 4+1reb
gschID: 540203


Humacao - Aguada 71-77

Leader Santeros delivered the nineteenth victory on Tuesday night. This time they beat 10th ranked Caciques (9-18) 77-71 in Humacao. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 23-12 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Santeros dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Caciques' 38. They outrebounded Caciques 53-40 including 19 on the offensive glass. Worth to mention a quality performance of the former international forward Gilberto Clavell (200-89, college: Sam Houston St., agency: Inception Sports) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 6 rebounds and Dominican guard Rigoberto Mendoza (190-92) who added 10 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. International forward William Orozco (201-85, agency: Paris Global Sports) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) and the former international center Peter Ramos (222-85) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. Four Caciques players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Santeros maintains first position with 19-9 record. Caciques lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the tenth place with 18 games lost. Santeros will meet at home Leones (#4) in the next round. Caciques will play against Indios (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Humacao: P.Ramos 15+10reb+3ast, R.Cintron Cortes 15+7reb+1ast, W.Orozco 13+13reb+2ast, S.Burtt 10+3reb+8ast, W.Martinez 8+1reb+2ast, J.Famous 6+5reb
Aguada: G.Clavell 20+6reb+1ast, E.Andujar 10+7reb+3ast, R.Mendoza 10+9reb+4ast, O.Samhan 9+10reb, C.Gaston 7+5reb, O.Perez 6+9reb+1ast
gschID: 540202


San German - Bayamon 94-92

The most exciting game of round 32 in the BSN took place in San German. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 7th ranked Vaqueros (12-18) to fifth ranked Atleticos (15-14) 94-92 on Monday evening. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 25-19 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Atleticos dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Vaqueros' 42. Atleticos forced 19 Vaqueros turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. The best player for the winners was American power forward Justin Keenan (202-88, college: Ferris St.) who scored 25 points and 6 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). The former international guard Gary Browne (185-93, college: W.Virginia, agency: Inception Sports) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points, 9 rebounds and 10 assists. International Alexander Galindo (200-85, college: FIU) produced 19 points and 5 rebounds and Cuban center Ismael Romero (203-91, agency: Paris Global Sports) added 15 points and 10 rebounds respectively for the guests. Four Atleticos and five Vaqueros players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Atleticos have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 15-14 record. Vaqueros at the other side keep the seventh place with 18 games lost. Atleticos will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Vaqueros will play against the league's second-placed Fajardo (#2) and are hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Bayamon: A.Galindo 19+5reb+3ast, I.Romero 15+10reb, J.Gonzalez 14+1reb+3ast, J.Pellot-Rosa 13+7reb+1ast, J.Akindele 12+9reb+4ast, C.Dalmau 6+1ast
San German: J.Keenan 25+4reb+6ast, D.Ebanks 23+4reb+1ast, G.Browne 14+9reb+10ast, C.Lopez-Sosa 10+6reb+2ast, I.Sosa Carrion 9+4reb+1ast, A.Franklin 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 540201





Guayama inks Lorrenzo Wade, ex Ferrocarril - by Eurobasket News

Brujos de Guayama (BSN) signed 32-year old American forward Lorrenzo Wade (201-103kg-85, college: San Diego State, agency: Interperformances). He played last season at Ferrocarril in Argentinian LigaA. Wade managed to play in four leagues in four countries last year (!!!). In four LigaA games he had 9.5ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.0apg. He also played that season for Malvin in Uruguayan LUB where in 8 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.3ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1spg. The other team Wade played that season for was Toros in Mexican LNBP. In 8 games he averaged remarkable 19.8ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.8apg. Another team he played that season for was another team Delaware 87ers in U.S. semi-pro league D-League. In 15 games he got 11.7ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.3apg and 1.2spg.
In 2010 (a year after he left the college) Wade was drafted by Bakersfield Jam (D-League) in fifth round (12th overall).
He attended San Diego State until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Wade's team made it to the Argentinian Super 4 Cup final in 2016. He was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Puerto Rican BSN Honorable Mention in 2015.
Wade is quite experienced player. He has played in eight different countries on three different continents (Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Wade has played previously professionally in Greece, Israel, Philippines (Star Hotshots), Venezuela, Argentina (Obras Basket, Lanus and Sionista), Puerto Rico (Manati), Mexico (Abejas and Soles) and D-League (Northern Arizona Suns).

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Clarke number one in Puerto Rico for week 31 - by Eurobasket News

American Forward Coty Clarke (201-F-92, agency: BeoBasket) had an amazing evening in the last week for Arecibo, receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for week 31.
The 24-year old player was the main contributor (20 points, nine rebounds and four assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Fajardo (#2, 18-9) 83-77. Arecibo maintains the 6th position in Puerto Rican BSN. Arecibo is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 13-14 record. In the team's last game Clarke had a remarkable 55.6% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Arecibo, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Coty Clarke averages this season 19.8ppg and 7.3rpg.

The second best player in last week's games was 28-year old American Jarrid Famous (209-C/F-88) of Humacao. Famous had a very good evening with 23 points and 5 rebounds. Bad luck as Humacao lost that game 75-84 to the higher-ranked Quebradillas (#3, 18-10). This loss caused Humacao to drop to 10th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 9-17 record. Famous is one of the most experienced players at Humacao and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last week was American forward Emmanuel Andujar (198-F-93) of league's top team Aguada. Andujar showcased his all-around game by recording 15 points, seven rebounds and six assists in the last week. Despite Andujar's great performance Aguada lost 85-96 to #2 ranked Fajardo. 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 Aguada needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 18 victories and 9 lost games. Andujar has a very solid season. In 19 games in Puerto Rico he scored 7.8ppg. He also has 4.1rpg and FGP: 71.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Shawn James (208-C-83) of Fajardo - 14 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Jorge Bryan Diaz (210-C-89) of Quebradillas - 20 points and 9 rebounds
6. Damion James (201-F-87) of Fajardo - 20 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Omar Samhan (211-C-88) of Aguada - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Kyle Vinales (185-G-92) of Guayama - 23 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Nathan Peavy (203-F-85) of Fajardo - 18 points and 3 rebounds
10. Eric Dawson (206-F/C-84) of Ponce - 10 points, 12 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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Sakharov re-signs at Spartak Primorie Vladivostok - by Eurobasket News

Spartak Primorie Vladivostok (Superleague 1) confirmed in their roster 24-year old guard Maksim Sakharov (194-82kg-93). He played there last season. In 16 Superleague 1 games he recorded 3.3ppg and 1.1rpg. Sakharov helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Khimky Podmoskoye (Superleague) where in 14 games he averaged 3.3ppg and 1.1rpg.
Sakharov played in the final of VTB United League in 2015.
He represented Russia at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. Sakharov's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 10 games: 6.9ppg, 1.4rpg, FGP: 21.4%, 3PT: 47.2%, FT: 85.7%.
Sakharov has played previously for Khimki.

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Basketball club 'Sakhalin' ceased to exist - by Alex Rovenskyi

"Practice has shown that the Sports Palace" Crystal "can not hold such competitions, they entail a halt in training for children engaged in figure skating and hockey. Another reason for suspending the activities of the basketball team is the sequestration of the budget of the Sakhalin Oblast, "the island's Ministry of Sport's press service adds.

Thus, professional basketball did not live on Sakhalin even two years. Recall, that the initiator of the appearance of the team was the former head coach of the islanders and the "president" of the "Sakhalin" Eduard Sandler. In the first season, he reached a historic achievement - the island team immediately turned out to be the winner of the first division of the Super League.



Pavel Koltsov joins Burevestnik - by Alex Rovenskyi

BK Burevestnik Jaroslav (Superleague 2) agreed terms with Pavel Koltsov from Cheb.Yastreby. In 10 Superleague 2 games he had 6.6ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.7apg and 2.5spg last season. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague 2 1st Team. Koltsov also spent pre-season at Avtodor (VTB) that year. It was another spectacular season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague 2 1st Team.

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Sokolov re-signs at Runa Basket - by Eurobasket News

Runa Basket Moscow (Superleague 2) confirmed in their roster 24-year old point guard Kirill Sokolov (192-87kg-93). He played there last season. In 19 Superleague 2 games he had 11.2ppg, 3.6rpg, 3.1apg and 1.7spg. Sokolov also played that season for Khimky Podmoskoye (Superleague 1) where in 12 games he recorded 3.3ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.7apg.
He represented Russia at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. Sokolov's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 10 games: 2.0ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.6apg.
Sokolov has played previously for four other teams: Arsenal, COP Kondrashina-Belova St.Petersburg, Tambov and Rossiya Novogorsk.

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Aaron White (ex Zenit) signs at Zalgiris - by Eurobasket News

B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (LKL) landed 25-year old American power forward Aaron White (206-100kg-92, college: Iowa). He played most recently at Zenit in Russian VTB league. In 30 VTB United League games he averaged 9.3ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.3apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season White played at Telekom Baskets in German BBL where in 34 games he had 13.4ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.1apg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention. White also played 10 games in Eurocup where he recorded 12.3ppg and 6.3rpg.
Two years ago White was drafted by Washington Wizards (NBA) in second round (49th overall). He attended University of Iowa until 2015 and it is his third season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements White played in the final of NIT in 2013. He received also All-Big Ten 1st Team award in 2015 at his college time.
White represented USA at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.

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Scottish National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Keith Bunyan
Bunyan
Fraser Malcolm
Malcolm
Calum Nicol
Nicol
Skyler White
White
Lee Reilly
Reilly
#e#5
5Adam Burroughs 183-G-91 Glasgow Rocks United Kingdom
7Keith Bunyan 191-G-77 Sony Centre F. Scotland
8Lee Reilly 182-PG-92 Glasgow Rocks United Kingdom
9Eddie Matthew 183-PG-96 Leeds Force United Kingdom
11Fraser Malcolm 198-G-96 Black Hills St. USA
12Calum Nicol 195-SF-91 Glasgow Univ. Scotland
13Skyler White 201-F Point Loma USA
14Callan Low 185-G-00
15Alasdair Fraser 201-F-92 Ehingen Germany
16Kieron Achara 208-F/C-83 Glasgow Rocks United Kingdom
17Nick Collins 195-F-84 St.Mirren S. Scotland
18Gareth Murray 201-F-84 Glasgow Rocks United Kingdom




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Moustapha Diop is a newcomer at Angers BC - by Eurobasket News

Angers BC 49 (NM1) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old Senegalese international forward Moustapha Diop (204-89) from BC Orchies. In 34 NM1 games he recorded 3.8ppg and 3.7rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Diop played at JSA Bordeaux where in 34 NM1 games he averaged 7.6ppg and 4.6rpg.
His team made it to the ProB Semifinals in 2010. Diop was called to Senegalese Senior National Team this year.
He has played previously for four other teams: Chorale de Roanne, Aix Maurienne, Autun and Pfastatt.

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KLS Round 1 of Finals. Crvena Zvezda grab the lead - by Eurobasket News

Crvena Zvezda - FMP 94-66

Crvena Zvezda eased to the opening victory in KLS Finals. They marched FMP in the opener. The game was mostly controlled by Crvena Zvezda. FMP managed to win fourth quarter 27-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Crvena Zvezda shot 61.1 percent from the field. They shot the lights out from three sinking 16 long-distance shots on high 55.2 percentage. Crvena Zvezda looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists comparing to just 15 passes made by FMP's players. Worth to mention a great performance of Ognjen Dobric (198-94, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording 21 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). American point guard Nate Wolters (193-91, college: S.Dakota St., agency: Pensack Sports) contributed with 10 points and 5 assists for the winners. Dejan Davidovac (202-95, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 9 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and power forward Dragan Apic (206-95) added 13 points in the effort for FMP. 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:
Crvena Zvezda: O.Dobric 21+3reb+1ast, M.Simonovic 11+2reb+1ast, M.Bjelica 10+1reb+1ast, N.Wolters 10+1reb+5ast, N.Dangubic 7+4reb+4ast, B.Lazic 6+2ast
FMP: D.Apic 13+4reb, S.Lazarevic 10+4reb, R.Seslija 9, D.Davidovac 9+6reb+6ast, F.Covic 7+1reb+4ast, I.Austin 6+3reb
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Coach Aleksandar Dzikic (ex Partizan) signs at Buducnost - by Igor Obradovic

Defending champion KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica (Erste Liga) landed 46-year old Serbian coach Aleksandar Dzikic (agency: BeoBasket). He coached most recently at Partizan in Serbian KLS league. He helped them to make it to the semifinals of KLS and to play in Adriatic League semifinals this year. He also played in Final game of Serbian Cup.
Among other achievements Dzikic received Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League Coach of the Year award back in 2011 and 2014.
He was coaching Serbian U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Dzikic has coached previously professionally in Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas) and Slovenia (Krka).

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Luka Mitrovic signing two-year deal with Brose Bamberg - by Eurobasket News

Crvena Zvezda captain Luka Mitrovic (204-PF-93) is joining Brose Bamberg on a two-year deal, according to Eurohoops sources. The 24-year-old player will replace Italian forward Nicolo Melli in the roster of the German League champions. Melli is already reported to have a deal with Fenerbahce. Mitrovic is going to receive a sum of 550.000 for two seasons per the contract arrangement between him and the Bavarians. Joining Brose Bamberg is going to be his first time he's venturing outside of Serbia. The Serbian forrward averaged 4.1 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 15:42 minutes per game in the 2016/2017 season where Red Star fell one victory short of the playoffs. He has been a three-time ABA League champion (2015, 2016, 2017) and two-time Serbian League champion (2015,2016) with his now former team.
Courtesy of: eurohoops.net



Toyota Alvark inks coach Luka Pavicevic - by Greg

Toyota Alvark Tokyo (B League) agreed terms of 2-year deal with 49-year old Serbian coach Luka Pavicevic (agency: BeoBasket). He is a coach of Japanese National Team. He coached most recently at Buducnost in Montenegrin Erste Liga.
Pavicevic is quite experienced player. He has coached also professionally in Finland, France (Chorale de Roanne), Greece, Hungary, Israel, Poland and Serbia (OKK Beograd).

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Basketball clinic Belgrade 2017. schedule - by Zoran Popovic

BCB 2017 OFFICIAL SCHEDULE
SC 'SUMICE'
Address: 125/1 Ustanika, Beograd, Serbia

Saturday, June 24, 2017.

09.00 - 11.00 Registration of participants
10.50 - 11.00 Opening Ceremony
11.00 - 12.30 Dusko Vujosevic "Modern Basketball"
12.30 - 14.00 Dennis Felton "Principles of Defense 1 on 1"
14.00 - 14.30 Break
14.30 - 16.00 Filip Mihailovic "Efficiency in Motion - Access to the General and Physical Preparation"
16.00 - 17.30 Joan Plaza "Building the Fastbreak"

Sunday, June 25, 2017.

10.00 - 11.00 Registration of participants
11.00 - 12.30 Joan Plaza "Using Off Ball Screens"
12.30 - 13.30 Play-sight 'The Smartcourt Practice Analyzing - New Technologies"
13.30 - 14.30 Break / Awards for 2017.
14.00 - 15.30 Dennis Felton "Zone Defense 1-3-1'




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Thomas Heurtel (ex Anadolu Efes) could join Valencia - by Eurobasket News

Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) is close to sign 28-year old French international guard Thomas Heurtel (189-90kg-89, agency: BeoBasket) who played last time at Anadolu Efes Istanbul in Turkey. Heurtel has played there for the last three years. In 32 BSL games he recorded 11.8ppg, 2.2rpg, 6.7apg and 1.0spg last season. Heurtel helped them to make it to the cup final. Great season indeed as he was voted to Turkish League All-Star Game.
Among other achievements his team won Turkish President Cup in 2016. Heurtel received also Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League 1st Team award in 2016.
He has been also a member of French international program for some years. Heurtel has regularly played for French senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
He also represented France at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 10.6ppg, 3.4rpg, 5.0apg, FGP: 74.1%, 3PT: 33.3%.
Heurtel has played also professionally in Italy, France (Pau Lacq Orthez and Strasbourg IG) and Spain (Baskonia and Meridiano Alicante).

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Limburg United adds Monaghan to their roster, ex Coruna - by Eurobasket News

Hubo Limburg United (Euromillions League) added to their roster 25-year old American guard Zach Monaghan (188-79kg-92, college: Minn.St.-Mankato, agency: Duran International). He has played for the last two seasons at Leyma Basquet Coruna in Spanish LEB Gold. In 37 games he recorded 12.4ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.5apg and 1.1spg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Monaghan's team made it to the LEB Gold Play-Off Semifinals in 2016. He was also voted All-NSIC 1st Team in 2014 and 2015 at his college time.
Monaghan graduated from Minnesota State University Mankato in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

Hubo Limburg United roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tate Unruh
Zach Monaghan
Matt Bingaya

Forwards:
Wen_Boss Mukubu
Abel Baptista

Coach: Thomas Roijakkers

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Coach Garcia Aito Reneses (ex Gran Canaria) joins ALBA Berlin - by Eurobasket News

ALBA Berlin (BBL) agreed terms with experienced 71-year old Spaniard coach Garcia Aito Reneses. He has coached for the last two seasons at Gran Canaria in Spanish Liga Endesa. Reneses helped them to make it to the final and Supercup semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Coach of the Year in 2015. Reneses used to coach Spanish National Team back in 2008.
He has coached also professionally for other Spanish teams like FC Barcelona and Sevilla.

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Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Awards 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold 1st Team 2017
Josep Franch
Franch
Ricardo Uriz
Uriz
Dagoberto Pena
Pena
Jordi Trias
Trias
Goran Huskic
Huskic

Finals MVP: Goran Huskic (210-C-92) of Burgos
Player of the Year: Goran Huskic (210-C-92) of Burgos
Guard of the Year: Josep Franch (193-PG-91) of Breogan
Forward of the Year: Dagoberto Pena (198-F/G-88) of FC Barcelona II
Center of the Year: Goran Huskic (210-C-92) of Burgos
Bosman Player of the Year: Goran Huskic (210-C-92) of Burgos
Import Player of the Year: Dagoberto Pena (198-F/G-88) of FC Barcelona II
Domestic Player of the Year: Jordi Trias (208-F-80) of FC Barcelona II
Defensive Player of the Year: Xavier Forcada (194-G-88) of Gries/Oberhoffen
Coach of the Year: Porfirio Fisac of Gipuzkoa GBC

1st Team
PG: Josep Franch (193-PG-91) of Breogan
PG: Ricardo Uriz (188-PG-80) of Gipuzkoa GBC
F/G: Dagoberto Pena (198-F/G-88) of FC Barcelona II
F: Jordi Trias (208-F-80) of FC Barcelona II
C: Goran Huskic (210-C-92) of Burgos

2nd Team
PG: Daniel Perez (188-PG-90) of Oviedo
G: Johnny Berhanemeskel (188-G-92) of Araberri
G: Zaid Hearst (193-G) of Araberri
F/C: Mike Carlson (206-F/C-91) of Gipuzkoa GBC
C: Javier Vega (205-C-88) of Burgos

3rd Team
PG: Daniel Rodriguez (182-PG-84) of Palencia
G: Garrett Nevels (188-G-92) of Forca Lleida
PF: Pep Ortega (201-PF-84) of Breogan
F/C: Urko Otegui (203-F/C-81) of Palencia
C: Matt Stainbrook (208-C-92) of Breogan

Honorable Mention
Xavier Forcada (194-G-88) of Gries/Oberhoffen
Carles Bivia (189-PG-85) of Palma
Roger Fornas (202-F/C-82) of Palma
Borja Arevalo (195-G-91) of Castello
Volodymyr Gerun (208-F/C-94) of FC Barcelona II
Xabier Lopez (198-SF-97) of Joventut
Tim Derksen (191-G-94) of Marin
Javier Mugica (200-F/C-83) of Marin
Felipe Dos Anjos (218-C-98) of Oviedo
Thomas Bropleh (196-G-91) of Breogan
Alberto Fontet (213-C-86) of Huesca
Oliver Arteaga (208-C-83) of Melilla
Oscar Alvarado (184-PG-91) of Araberri
Francisco Guerra (214-C-92) of Ourense
Zach Monaghan (188-G-92) of Coruna
Mikel Uriz (182-PG-89) of Palma
Mamadou Samb (210-C/F-89) of Palencia
Ivan Cruz Uceda (208-C/F-91) of Breogan
Michael Fakuade (201-F-89) of Breogan
Alejandro Barrera (198-F/G-92) of Burgos
Joan Pardina (202-F-93) of Gipuzkoa GBC

All-Domestic Players Team
PG: Josep Franch (193-PG-91) of Breogan
PG: Ricardo Uriz (188-PG-80) of Gipuzkoa GBC
PF: Pep Ortega (201-PF-84) of Breogan
F: Jordi Trias (208-F-80) of FC Barcelona II
C: Javier Vega (205-C-88) of Burgos

All-Imports Team
G: Johnny Berhanemeskel (188-G-92) of Araberri
G: Zaid Hearst (193-G) of Araberri
F/C: Mike Carlson (206-F/C-91) of Gipuzkoa GBC
F/G: Dagoberto Pena (198-F/G-88) of FC Barcelona II
C: Matt Stainbrook (208-C-92) of Breogan

All-Bosmans Team
G: Stefan Peno (198-G-97) of FC Barcelona
G: Nikola Rakocevic (191-G-91) of Caceres
PF: Nikola Cvetinovic (203-PF-88) of Araberri
C: Aleksandar Marcius (208-C-90) of Caceres
C: Goran Huskic (210-C-92) of Burgos



Brad Oleson leaves FC Barcelona - by Eurobasket News

Experienced 34-year old naturalized American point guard Brad Oleson (191-88kg-83, college: Alaska-Fairbanks, agency: Duran International) left FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa). Oleson has played there for the last four years. He played there also last season. In 32 Liga Endesa games he recorded 7.0ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.6apg. Oleson helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals.
Among other achievements his team won Spanish Liga Endesa Supercup in 2016. Oleson received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
He has played previously professionally in Spain (Baskonia, Baloncesto Fuenlabrada and Rosalia) and USBL (Dodge City L.).
Oleson attended Alaska-Fairbanks until 2005 and it is his 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: His quickness and court sense make him more than a triple threat to the opponents a great shot from the floor can hit the long range bomb or post up his opponent strong defender and plays bigger than he is.

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Stratos Perperoglou leaves FC Barcelona - by Eurobasket News

33-year old Greek international small forward Stratos Perperoglou (203-104kg-84) left FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa). In 29 Liga Endesa games he averaged 7.8ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.2apg.
The previous (15-16) season he was tested by Anadolu Efes (TBL) in Turkish league.
Among other achievements Perperoglou's team won Spanish Liga Endesa Supercup in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League 1st Team award in 2015.
Perperoglou has been also a member of Greek international program for some years. He has regularly played for Greek senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2004.
Perperoglou represented Greece at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 1.5ppg.
Perperoglou has played previously professionally in Italy and Greece (Panathinaikos, Olympiacos, Panionios and Ilysiakos).
His game is described as: Very talented forward with great confidence in his game. Clutch player. Will take the big shot Very good shooter who can put the ball on the floor with ease Very good court vision.

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Dieng left FC Barcelona - by Eurobasket News

Italian forward Omar Dieng (200) left FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa).
The previous (15-16) season Dieng was tested by Armani Milano (Serie A) in Italian league.
He represented Italy at the European Championships U16 in Radom (Poland) last year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 7.7ppg, 4.1rpg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 26.9%, FT: 81.8%.

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Trayvonn Wright (ex Boras) signs at A.G.O Rethymno Aegean - by Eurobasket News

A.G.O Rethymno Aegean (A1) landed 26-year old American forward Trayvonn Wright (201-82kg-91, college: North Dakota State, agency: Mansfield and Associates). He played most recently at Boras Basket in Swedish Basketligan. In 33 games he averaged 12.0ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.0apg and 1.1bpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Wright played at Leicester Riders in British BBL where in 34 games he had 13.3ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.4apg and 1.9bpg. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the Cup final. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com British BBL All-Imports Team, 2nd Team and All-Defensive Team.
Three years ago Wright was drafted by Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League) in second round (31st overall).
He attended North Dakota State until 2014 and it is his fourth season in pro basketball.
Wright's college team won Summit League Tournament in 2014.
He has played previously professionally in Austria (Raiffeisen Wels) and D-League (Iowa Energy).
Wright's game is described as: Only player in 8-team, 30-year Summit League history to record at least 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 150 blocks, 100 steals, and 100 3pm; prototypical wing who is an explosive athlete (state champion high jumper in high school - 46' vertical jump) with shooting range out to the three-point line.

A.G.O Rethymno Aegean roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Walter Lemon_Jr.
Dimitris Tsagkarakis

Forwards:
Haralampos Giannopoulos
Toarlyn Fitzpatrick
Andreas Christodoulou
Trayvonn Wright

Center:
Thomas Kottas

Coach: Nikos Vetoulas

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Nimrod Hilliard IV (ex Crailsheim) joins Boras - by Eurobasket News

Boras Basket (Basketligan) added to their roster 24-year old American point guard Nimrod Hilliard IV (183-70kg-93, college: N.C.Central). He played last season at Crailsheim Merlins in German ProA. In 32 games he had 9.7ppg, 1.5rpg and 3.7apg. Hilliard IV helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Horsens IC in Danish Ligaen where in 33 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.5ppg, 3.0rpg, 5.6apg (top 3) and 1.6spg. Hilliard IV contributed to his team winning the Danish League title (twice) and they also made it to the Cup final (twice). A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Danish Ligaen 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
He graduated from N.Carolina Central in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

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Coach Vedran Bosnic leaves Sodertalje - by Eurobasket News

41-year old naturalized Bosnian coach Vedran Bosnic left Sodertalje Kings (Basketligan). Bosnic has coached there for the last nine years.
Among other achievements Bosnic won Swedish Basketligan championship title for four years in a row (between 2013 and 2016). He received also Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Basketligan Coach of the Year award in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Bosnic has been coaching Swedish Senior National Team between 2014 and 2017, and coached also University National Team between 2013 and 2015.

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  SWITZERLAND  

Stats Leaders LNA

Points Per Game
 Rashad WHACK
  Winterthur
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Whack, Winterthur21.5 
 2. Cochran, Lausanne21.3 
 3. Jones, Starwings19.8 
 4. Niles, Massagno19.6 
 5. Day, Massagno18.7 
 6. Wilson, Lausanne18.6 
 7. Downing, Winte.17.6 
 8. Williams, Boncourt17.6 
 9. Ballard, Geneve Lions17.5 
 10. Carey, Lugano T.17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Durell VINSON
  Starwings
  (201-F/C-85)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Vinson, Starwings12.6 
 2. Calasan, Boncourt12.5 
 3. Bergstedt, Massa.9.1 
 4. Sheldon, Winte.9.0 
 5. Ballard, Geneve Lions8.7 
 6. Brown, Swiss C.8.5 
 7. Heath, Monthey8.5 
 8. Krstanovic, Neuch.8.1 
 9. Taylor, Fribourg8.0 
 10. Dubas, Monthey7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Terrell EVERETT
  Lugano T.
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Everett, Lugano T.6.5 
 2. Young, Monthey5.8 
 3. Kovacevic, Swiss C.5.8 
 4. Jones, Starwings4.6 
 5. Cochran, Lausanne4.6 
 6. Magnani, Massagno4.4 
 7. Williams, Geneve L.4.4 
 8. Wright, Fribourg4.2 
 9. Savoy, Neuchatel4.1 
 10. Timberlake, Geneve L.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Karl COCHRAN
  Lausanne
  (185-G-92)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Cochran, Lausanne2.7 
 2. Jones, Starwings2.3 
 3. Wright, Fribourg2.3 
 4. Wilson, Lausanne2.0 
 5. Jurkovitz, Fribourg1.9 
 6. Carter, Boncourt1.6 
 7. James, Neuchatel1.6 
 8. Veselinov, Swiss C.1.5 
 9. Whack, Winterthur1.5 
 10. Carey, Lugano T.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Rhamel BROWN
  Swiss C.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Brown, Swiss C.2.2 
 2. Heath, Monthey1.5 
 3. James, Neuchatel1.0 
 4. Swannegan, Lausa.1.0 
 5. Cotture, Fribourg0.9 
 6. Monteiro, Winte.0.8 
 7. Bergstedt, Massa.0.8 
 8. Voss, Swiss C.0.6 
 9. Mladjan, Geneve L.0.6 
 10. Sheldon, Winte.0.5 


Monthey celebrate LNA title - by Eurobasket News

Geneve Lions - Monthey 69-77

Monthey rolled past Geneve Lions to celebrate LNA title. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Geneve Lions won third quarter 17-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The former international power forward Jonathan Dubas (204-91) had a double-double by scoring 16 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals to lead the charge for the winners and American forward Markel Humphrey (198-86, college: Marshall, agency: Three Eye Sports) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Four Monthey players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American swingman Antonio Ballard (196-88, college: Miami, OH) with 16 points and 9 rebounds and the former international forward Marko Mladjan (205-93) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. Geneve Lions' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Geneve Lions: A.Ballard 16+9reb+1ast, M.Mladjan 12+10reb, D.Milka 12+2reb, C.Timberlake 9+4reb+5ast, C.Williams 8+4reb+2ast, P.Gravet 5+7reb+1ast
Monthey: M.Humphrey 19+5reb+3ast, B.Young 16+6reb+4ast, J.Dubas 16+13reb+5ast, R.Maza 10+6reb, J.Heath 9+8reb, M.Maruotto 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 547948





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  THAILAND  


Avery Scharer's triple-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

30-year old guard Avery Scharer (188-G-86) had a very impressive game in the last round for second-ranked Hitech and receives a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 10.
He recorded a triple-double of 35 points adding also 12 rebounds and 11 assists, while his team beat Mono Thew (#5, 4-6) 112-105. Hitech maintains the 2nd position in Thailand league. Hitech has a very good season and are considered to have a run for the championship title. They improved their record to 9-1. Scharer just recently signed at Hitech, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Shoreline Community College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Scharer is in league's top in points (3rd best: 25.0ppg), rebounds (8th best: 9.1rpg) and averages solid 2.9spg and 61.5% FGP. Worth to mention Scharer played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

Second best performed player last round was Paul Zamar (180-PG-87) of Mono Thew. He is Filipino guard in his first season at Mono Thew. In the last game Zamar recorded impressive double-double of 52 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Mono Thew lost that game 105-112 to the higher-ranked Hitech (#2, 9-1). Mono Thew managed to keep the same 5th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 4-6 record. Zamar is one of the most experienced players at Mono Thew and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Michael Singletary (198-F-88, agency: Three Eye Sports) of league's leader Mono Vampire. Singletary showcased his all-around game by recording 24 points, seven rebounds and four assists in the last round. He was a key player of Mono Vampire, leading his team to a 116-98 easy win against #4 ranked PEA in a game of the week. Many experts and fans count Mono Vampire as a contender for championship title. Another victory and another confirmation that they may be right. Just look at their record: 9 victories and only one lost game. They are currently at the very top of the standings. Singletary has a great season in Thailand. After 10 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 20.4ppg (7th best) and rebounds with 8.7rpg (9th best). Singletary attended one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Anecha Kongpui) of Dunkin' Raptors - 20 points and 5 rebounds
5. Joshua Munzon (191-G-95) of PEA - 28 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Rudy Lingganay (178-PG-86) of PEA - 22 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Guntapong Korsah-Dick (183-PG-97) of Mad Goat - 31 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Nate Barfield (206-F/C-88) of OSK - 27 points and 7 rebounds
9. Reginald Johnson (208-C-89) of Mono Vampire - 24 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Jaman Johnson) of Dunkin' Raptors - 12 points, 19 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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  TURKEY  


Coach Erman Kunter (ex Le Mans) takes over Galatasaray - by Eurobasket News

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (BSL) landed experienced 61-year old Turk coach Erman Kunter. He has coached for the last three years at Le Mans Sarthe Basket in French ProA.
Kunter's team won French Cup in 2016. He is currently the head coach of Iraqi National Team.
Kunter has coached previously two other Turkey teams: Darussafaka and Besiktas.

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Coach Ergin Ataman left Galatasaray - by Eurobasket News

Experienced 51-year old coach Ergin Ataman (agency: BeoBasket) left Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (BSL). Ataman has coached there for the last five years. He helped them to make it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Ataman's team made it to the League Semifinals in 2005 and 2016. He was selected to Head Coach: Turkish League All-Star Game in 2012 and 2015. Ataman used to coach Turkish National Team back in 2016.
He has coached previously Anadolu Efes.

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  UBA  


Fort Worth F.I.R.M celebrate UBA title - by Eurobasket News

Fort Worth F.I.R.M celebrate UBA title as in the Final they overcame GIE Maile Matrix. Fort Worth F.I.R.M survived a 77-75 win to seal the trophy. Earlier Fort Worth F.I.R.M outscored the Blazers 76-66 as Chuck Guy top-scored for the winners with 26 points. In the semifinal games Fort Worth F.I.R.M beat D. Rize 83-79, while GIE Maile Matrix overcame the Cyclones 78-77.


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  UGANDA  


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

26-year old forward Sivachi Makutwa (F-90) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Nkumba M. and receives a Afrobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 8.
He had a double-double of 14 points and 13 rebounds, while his team beat Falcons (#11, 0-3), the league's bottom-ranked team 68-62. Nkumba M. is placed at 7th position in Ugandan league. Nkumba M. is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 1-1 record. In the team's last game Makutwa had a remarkable 60.0% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Nkumba M. and just after two games he already turned to be a very valuable addition to the team. Sivachi Makutwa averages just after two games 12.5ppg and 8.0rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Vinnie Jurua (F-89) of Falcons. He is a forward in his second season at Falcons. In the last game Jurua recorded impressive 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Bad luck as Falcons lost that game 62-68 to the higher-ranked Nkumba M. (#7, 1-1). This loss caused Falcons to drop to 11th position in the standings. 3 lost games are too many considering they did not win any game. Jurua is one of the most experienced players at Falcons and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 13.5ppg (#7). His other stats are also decent: 7.5rpg and 3.5apg.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Daniel Orenga (186-F-96) of JKL Dolphins (#3). Orenga scored 15 points. He was a key player of JKL Dolphins, leading his team to a 80-61 easy win against the lower-ranked Sharing Youth (#8, 1-3). JKL Dolphins needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 3 victories and 1 lost games. Orenga has a very solid season. In 4 games in Uganda he scored 8.0ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Francis Ogola (C-91) of JKL Dolphins - 13 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Nerbert Byamukama (G-93) of Nkumba M. - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Malvin Midaki (F-90) of Nkumba M. - 9 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Emmanuel Okumu (F-97) of Sharing Youth - 20 points and 3 rebounds
8. Ferdinand Odama (F-95) of JKL Dolphins - 13 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Tonny Okello (G-90) of Sharing Youth - 17 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists
10. Jeane Phillipe Pemha (G-93) of JKL Dolphins - 10 points and 7 assists

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



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  URUGUAY  


Latinbasket.com All-Uruguay LUB Awards 2017 - by Eurobasket Center

Latinbasket.com All-Uruguay LUB 1st Team 2017
Leandro Garcia Morales
Garcia Morales
Luciano Parodi
Parodi
Shaquille Johnson
Johnson
Anthony Young
Young
Jaime Lloreda
Lloreda

Player of the Year: Leandro Garcia Morales (186-G-80)
Guard of the Year: Luciano Parodi (182-G-94)
Center of the Year: Jaime Lloreda (204-C-80)
Domestic Player of the Year: Leandro Garcia Morales (186-G-80)
Import Player of the Year: Jaime Lloreda (204-C-80)
Coach of the Year: Leonardo Zylberstein

1st Team
G: Leandro Garcia Morales (186-G-80)
G: Luciano Parodi (182-G-94)
F: Shaquille Johnson (190-F-90)
F: Anthony Young (200-F-89)
C: Jaime Lloreda (204-C-80)

2nd Team
F: Michael Hicks (196-F-76)
F: Martin Aguilera (195-F-87)
C: Sebastian Izaguirre (207-C-85)
C: Kiril Wachsmann (203-C-84)
C: Hatila Passos (211-C-85)

Honorable Mention
Emilio Taboada (191-F-82)
Demian Alvarez (192-G-84)
Gustavo Barrera (194-G-85)
Jeremis Smith (203-F-86)
Nicolas Borsellino (202-C-86)
Ricardo Glenn (202-C-90)
Federico Haller (198-F-88)
Martin Osimani (194-G-81)
Santiago Moglia (196-F-89)
Brian Garcia (180-G-90)
Gaston Semiglia (192-F-91)
Trevante Drye (200-F-93)
Tim Jennings (193-PG-83)

All-Domestic Players Team
G: Leandro Garcia Morales (186-G-80)
G: Luciano Parodi (182-G-94)
F: Martin Aguilera (195-F-87)
C: Sebastian Izaguirre (207-C-85)
C: Kiril Wachsmann (203-C-84)

All-Imports Team
F: Shaquille Johnson (190-F-90)
F: Michael Hicks (196-F-76)
F: Anthony Young (200-F-89)
C: Jaime Lloreda (204-C-80)
C: Hatila Passos (211-C-85)



Ascenso Round 3: Colon loses to Verdirrojo - by Eurobasket News

The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, derby games and favorites losing the games.

Colon (2-1) recorded a loss at the home court on Tuesday night. Hosts were defeated by Verdirrojo (2-1) 91-74. They made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Verdirrojo forced 19 Colon turnovers. The best player for the winners was American guard Gerel Simmons (188-93, college: Lincoln Memorial) who scored 22 points and 7 assists. Forward Pablo Makanskas (196-90) chipped in 20 points and 11 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Federico Della-Mea (187-92) who recorded 14 points and 9 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Important game to mention about took place in Montevideo. Atenas (3-0) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging Union Atletica (1-2) 98-96 on Monday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. It was a good game for American forward Anthony Danridge (196-86, college: N.Mexico) who led his team to a victory with 28 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Fausto Pomoli contributed with 14 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Forward Gaston Semiglia (192-91) answered with 37 points (!!!), 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 6 steals for Union Atletica.
Another exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Montevideo: 25 de Agosto (#7) and Miramar (#4). 25 de Agosto (2-1) won against visiting Miramar (2-1) 77-72. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Miramar. It was a great evening for Gary Johnson who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Jeffrey Fahnbulleh with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 15 rebounds.
Very important is a home loss of Auriblanco (2-1) against Capitol (1-2) on Tuesday night. Host Auriblanco was defeated by Capitol in a tough game in Montevideo 70-75. It was an exceptional evening for Hector Silva who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Montevideo, where Cordon (0-2) lost to Stockolmo (1-2) in a road game 73-83 on Monday. The best player for the winners was Rashaun Stimage who had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 18 rebounds.

In the last game of round 3 Marne defeated Tabare in Montevideo 72-67.

Colon - Verdirrojo 74-91

Colon (2-1) recorded a loss at the home court on Tuesday night. Hosts were defeated by Verdirrojo (2-1) 91-74. They made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Verdirrojo forced 19 Colon turnovers. The best player for the winners was American guard Gerel Simmons (188-93, college: Lincoln Memorial) who scored 22 points and 7 assists. Forward Pablo Makanskas (196-90) chipped in a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Federico Della-Mea (187-92) who recorded 14 points and 9 rebounds and American forward Tirrell Brown (198-93, college: Ouachita Baptist) added 13 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Verdirrojo: G.Simmons 22+3reb+7ast, P.Makanskas 20+11reb, F.Cholaquides 14+1reb+1ast, S.Massa 14+4reb+3ast, S.Borteiro 9+6reb+5ast, M.Monteverde 8+11reb+1ast
Colon: F.Della Mea 14+9reb+3ast, T.Brown 13+8reb, A.Rodriguez 12+3reb+1ast, F.Ferreira 9+5reb+1ast, L.Lepiani 6+1reb+4ast, F.Baltasar 6+3reb+3ast
gschID: 547966


Auriblanco - Capitol 70-75

Very important is a home loss of Auriblanco (2-1) against Capitol (1-2) on Tuesday night. Host Auriblanco was defeated by Capitol in a tough game in Montevideo 70-75. Capitol outrebounded Auriblanco 51-33 including 36 on the defensive glass. 26 personal fouls committed by Auriblanco helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for forward Hector Silva (192-90) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds. American center Earl Watson (201-90, college: Rhode Island) accounted for 8 points and 15 rebounds for the winning side. Forward Alvaro Taibo (190-80) came up with 13 points and 6 rebounds and point guard Facundo Sanchez (177-90) added 12 points respectively for Auriblanco in the defeat. Four Auriblanco players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Capitol: H.Silva 18+11reb, F.Soto 12+3reb, N.Comas 11+5reb+2ast, L.Bosca 11+3reb+3ast, E.Watson 8+15reb+1ast, J.Andres Galleto 5+6reb+6ast
Auriblanco: A.Taibo 13+6reb+2ast, F.Sanchez 12+4reb+3ast, R.Goncalvez 12+6reb, A.Jones 11+5reb, N.Gentini 7+2reb, C.Colman 6+5reb+3ast
gschID: 547967


25 de Agosto - Miramar 77-72

Another exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Montevideo: 25 de Agosto (#7) and Miramar (#4). 25 de Agosto (2-1) won against visiting Miramar (2-1) 77-72. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Miramar. It was a great evening for American forward Gary Johnson (198-88, college: Texas) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds. Forward Jorge Trindade (205-89) helped adding 22 points and 7 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American power forward Jeffrey Fahnbulleh (200-85) with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 15 rebounds and guard Marcelo Nessi (188-94) scored 10 points.
Top scorers:
25 de Agosto: G.Johnson 24+12reb+2ast, J.Trindade 22+7reb, N.Alvarez 13+2reb+2ast, R.Cardozo 8+4reb+1ast, N.Koster 6+3reb+2ast, M.Mayora 3+3reb+6ast
Miramar: J.Fahnbulleh 32+15reb+2ast, M.Nessi 10+2reb+2ast, I.Asaravicius 7+5reb+1ast, M.Nicoletti 7+2reb+1ast, R.Blankson 5+7reb, M.Trelles 5+5ast
gschID: 547968


Tabare - Marne 67-72

There was a minor upset when Tabare (0-2) was defeated at home by Marne (1-2) 72-67 on Monday. The best player for the winners was forward Andres Pineiro (187-89) who scored 28 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Bruno Ingratta chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. Four Marne players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Agustin Cabillon (196-95) who recorded 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and forward Emiliano Serres (205-97) added 9 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists respectively.
Top scorers:
Marne: A.Pineiro 28+7reb+5ast, B.Ingratta 15+10reb+2ast, J.Crocano 10+7reb+2ast, L.Blazina 10+2reb+3ast, S.Pereira 9+2reb+2ast, N.Sosa 0
Tabare: G.Rivas 15+4reb+2ast, A.Cabillon 14+5reb+5ast, R.Xavier 9+3reb+1ast, E.Serres 9+11reb+4ast, F.Ledanis 6+7reb, C.McCann 6+5reb+3ast
gschID: 547965


Stockolmo - Cordon 83-73

We should mention about the upset which took place in Montevideo, where Cordon (0-2) lost to Stockolmo (1-2) in a road game 73-83 on Monday. Stockolmo outrebounded Cordon 46-34 including a 36-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. Cordon was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American forward Rashaun Stimage (202, college: De Paul) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 18 rebounds. Forward Facundo Grolla (196-97) chipped in 19 points and 8 rebounds. Four Stockolmo players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Agustin Zuvich (200-95) who recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds and guard Facundo Medina (190-94) added 15 points and 5 assists respectively.
Top scorers:
Stockolmo: F.Grolla 19+8reb+1ast, J.Viana 18+3reb+5ast, R.Stimage 15+18reb+2ast, L.De Leon 14+6reb, L.Bouchaton 8+5ast, O.Medina 7+5reb+4ast
Cordon: A.Zuvich 20+10reb+2ast, F.Medina 15+4reb+5ast, L.Magnone 12+1reb+6ast, T.Hopewell 8+12reb, A.Viotti 6, N.Ibarra 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 547970


U Atletica - Atenas 96-98

Important game to mention about took place in Montevideo. Atenas (3-0) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging Union Atletica (1-2) 98-96 on Monday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Atenas outrebounded Union Atletica 49-38 including a 39-26 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. Union Atletica was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American forward Anthony Danridge (196-86, college: N.Mexico) who led his team to a victory with 28 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Forward Fausto Pomoli (198-94) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Atenas players scored in double figures. Forward Gaston Semiglia (192-91) answered with 37 points (!!!), 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 6 steals and forward Facundo Alonso (195) added 18 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Union Atletica.
Top scorers:
Atenas: A.Danridge 28+8reb+6ast, M.Zubiaurre 21+3reb+4ast, F.Pomoli 14+13reb+4ast, N.Catala 13+13reb+4ast, M.Pose 8+6reb+4ast, T.Girbau 8+2ast
U Atletica: G.Semiglia 37+6reb+7ast, F.Alonso 18+7reb+3ast, M.Brock 17+6reb, M.Martinez 9+10reb, I.Cambon 6+3reb+4ast, A.Arrillaga 4+5reb
gschID: 547969





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USA U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

USA U19 National Team 2017
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Desmond Bane
Bane
Marques Bolden
Bolden
Chaundee Brown Jr.
Brown Jr.
Devon Daniels
Daniels
Hamidou Diallo
Diallo
#e#5
Desmond Bane 6'5''-G TCU USA
Bol Bol 7'1''-F/C Mater Dei (CA) USA
Marques Bolden 6'11''-C-98 Duke USA
Chaundee Brown Jr. 6'5''-SG-98 Wake Forest USA
Devon Daniels 6'5''-G-98 N.Carolina St. USA
Hamidou Diallo 6'6''-F/G-98 Kentucky USA
Carsen Edwards 6'0''-PG-98 Purdue USA
Malachi Flynn 6'1''-G-98 Washington St. USA
Kevin Huerter 6'7''-G-98 Maryland USA
Louis King 6'9''-F Hudson Catholic USA
Kevin Knox II 6'9''-PF-99 Tampa Catholic USA
Romeo Langford 6'5''-SG New Albany (IN) USA
Brandon McCoy 7'1''-C-98 Cathedral Catholic USA
De'Anthony Melton 6'4''-G-98 USC USA
Charlie Moore 5'11''-PG Kansas USA
Chuma Okeke 6'9''-F-98 Auburn USA
Josh Okogie 6'4''-G-98 Georgia Tech USA
Shamorie Ponds 6'1''-G St.John's USA
Payton Pritchard 6'2''-PG-98 Oregon USA
Immanuel Quickley 6'4''-G-99 John Carroll USA
Cameron Reddish 6'9''-F-99 Westtown USA
Mitchell Robinson 7'1''-C-98 W.Kentucky USA
Quinton Rose 6'8''-G-98 Temple USA
Jeremiah Tilmon 6'11''-C-98 Illinois USA
P.J. Washington 6'9''-PF-98 Kentucky USA
Austin Wiley 6'11''-F/C-99 Auburn USA
Kristafer Wilkes 6'8''-SF-98 UCLA USA
Trae Young 6'3''-G-98 Oklahoma USA

John Calipari Head Coach Kentucky USA



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LPB Round 7 of Quarter-Finals. Cocodrilos complete semifinal picture - by Eurobasket News

Cocodrilos - Toros 95-88

Cocodrilos rallied past Toros to advance into the semifinal stage. Toros trailed by 14 points after 3 quarters before a 31-24 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 88-95 at the end of the game. Cocodrilos looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. It was a great evening for American center Maurice Sutton (211-89, college: Villanova) who led his team to a victory scoring 24 points and 8 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). His fellow American import guard Carl Elliott (193-83, college: G.Washington) helped adding 8 points, 12 assists and 6 steals. At the losing side American-Jamaican center Dane Johnson (208-86, college: Hofstra) responded with 22 points and 9 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) and Dominican guard Kelvin Pena (193-80, college: Southeastern CC, agency: Basket Management Solutions) scored 17 points and 7 assists. Five Toros players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Cocodrilos: M.Sutton 24+8reb+1ast, C.Garcia 19+4reb+1ast, L.Lopez 10+1reb, J.Rodriguez 10+6reb+3ast, Y.Palacios 9+2ast, C.Elliott 8+4reb+12ast
Toros: D.Johnson 22+9reb, K.Pena 17+2reb+7ast, K.Fuller 17+2reb+5ast, J.Guerrero 11+4reb, E.Gimenez 11+4reb+3ast, P.Brito 8+2reb
gschID: 548134





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CSKA sweep Khimki to repeat as champions - by Eurobasket News

Khimki - CSKA 72:95

CSKA conquered the sixth straight VTB League title. They eased past Khimki on the road to complete the sweep of the championship series. Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) scored 20 points to pace the champions.
CSKA silenced the hosts in the first term. The Moscow side triggered a massive 34:12 run in the opening ten minutes to clear off. The teams traded baskets throughout the second frame. CSKA ensured a comfortable 56:34 halftime lead. The situation did not improve for the home side in the third term. CSKA boosted the margin at 27-point mark heading into the fourth stanza. Khimki slowed their opponents in the final period but could not avoid the defeat. Cory Higgins (195-G-89, college: Colorado) netted 18 points, while Aaron Jackson (190-G-86, college: Duquesne) added 14 points for the winners. Alexey Shved (198-G-88, agency: Alti Sport) replied with 17 points for Khimki. Earl Rowland (188-PG-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) and Dmitry Sokolov (214-C-85, agency: Alti Sport) posted 13 points each in the loss.

Khimki: Alexey Shved 17, Earl Rowland 13, Dmitry Sokolov 13
CSKA: Nando De Colo 20, Cory Higgins 18, Aaron Jackson 14



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

Eurobasket.com All-VTB League 1st Team 2017
Nando De Colo
De Colo
Alexey Shved
Shved
Sergey Karasev
Karasev
Nick Minnerath
Minnerath
Frank Elegar
Elegar

Finals MVP: Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) of CSKA
Player of the Year: Alexey Shved (198-G-88) of Khimki
Guard of the Year: Alexey Shved (198-G-88) of Khimki
Forward of the Year: Nick Minnerath (207-PF-88) of Avtodor
Center of the Year: Frank Elegar (208-C-86) of Enisey
Young Player of the Year: Ivan Ukhov (193-SF-95) of Parma
Defensive Player of the Year: Nikita Kurbanov (202-F-86) of CSKA
Sixth Man of the Year: Suleiman Braimoh (203-F/C-89) of Nanterre
Best Russian Player: Alexey Shved (198-G-88) of Khimki
European Player of the Year: Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) of CSKA
Import Player of the Year: Nick Minnerath (207-PF-88) of Avtodor
Coach of the Year: Dimitris Itoudis of CSKA

1st Team
SG: Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) of CSKA
G: Alexey Shved (198-G-88) of Khimki
SG: Sergey Karasev (201-SG-93) of Zenit
PF: Nick Minnerath (207-PF-88) of Avtodor
C: Frank Elegar (208-C-86) of Enisey

2nd Team
PG: Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87) of CSKA
G: Mardy Collins (198-G-84) of Lokomotiv
SF: Janis Timma (201-SF-92) of Baskonia
F: Kevin Jones (206-F-89) of Lokomotiv
C: Artsiom Parakhouski (210-C-87) of Unics

Honorable Mention
Cory Higgins (195-G-89) of CSKA
Stefan Markovic (197-G-88) of Zenit
Marko Todorovic (209-F-92) of Khimki
Keith Langford (193-SG-83) of Unics
Ryan Broekhoff (200-F-90) of Lokomotiv
Joaquin Colom (188-PG-88) of Unics
Suleiman Braimoh (203-F/C-89) of Nanterre
Mareks Mejeris (208-F-91) of VEF Riga
Janis Blums (191-SG-82) of VEF Riga
Ousman Krubally (202-F-88) of Astana
Dru Joyce (185-PG-85) of B.Muenchen
Demonte Harper (193-G-89) of Zenit
Danilo Andjusic (195-G/F-91) of Unics

All-Europeans Team
SG: Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) of CSKA
G: Alexey Shved (198-G-88) of Khimki
SG: Sergey Karasev (201-SG-93) of Zenit
SF: Janis Timma (201-SF-92) of Baskonia
C: Artsiom Parakhouski (210-C-87) of Unics

All-Imports Team
PG: Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87) of CSKA
G: Mardy Collins (198-G-84) of Lokomotiv
SG: Keith Langford (193-SG-83) of Unics
PF: Nick Minnerath (207-PF-88) of Avtodor
C: Frank Elegar (208-C-86) of Enisey




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Superliga Round 7: Hindu loses to Quimsa in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

There will be only one (last) round of the Regular Season in Superliga.

The game between Top Four teams took place in Santiado Estero. Third ranked host Quimsa (5-5) defeated 4th placed Hindu (2-6) 67-60. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Hindu won third quarter 16-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Quimsa won last quarter 19-14. Quimsa had a 17-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great evening for Spanish power forward Itziar German (184-86, agency: ProDep Management) who led her team to a victory scoring 16 points and 9 rebounds. Spanish forward Maria Royo (178-86) helped adding 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Quimsa's coach M. Pedemonte used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Spanish swingman Irene Gari (185-94, college: Georgia Tech, agency: ProDep Management) responded with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Newly promoted Quimsa maintains third place in Norte with 5-5 record having just two points less than leader Union Florida. Hindu at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the fourth position with six games lost. Quimsa will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Hindu will play on the road against Olimpico LB (#5) in La Banda and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Chaco. 4th placed host Hindu (2-6) was smashed by second ranked Berazategui (5-3) 78-54. It was an exceptional evening for Lyndra Weaver who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds. Macarena Durso accounted for 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Berazategui's coach Juan Ferreyra felt very confident using entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Forward Maribel Barzola (177-97) came up with 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for Hindu in the defeat. Berazategui maintains second place in Norte with 5-3 record having four points less than leader Union Florida. Newly promoted Hindu keeps the fourth position with six games lost. Berazategui's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Buenos Aires Obras Basket.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Sarsfield. 4th placed host Velez S. (3-5) was smashed by third ranked Estrella Berisso (6-3) 69-48. Andrea Boquete fired 17 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Amaiquen Siciliano produced 7 points for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Estrella Berisso maintains third place in Sur with 6-3 record having just two points less than leader Union Florida. Loser Velez S. keeps the fourth position with five games lost. Estrella Berisso will meet league's second-placed Lanus on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Velez S. will play against Penarol and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Berisso. 3rd placed host Estrella Berisso (6-3) lost to first ranked Union Florida (8-1) 71-59. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Estrella Berisso. Worth to mention a great performance of Melisa Gretter who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 6 rebounds. Union Florida's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Union Florida maintains first place in Sur with 8-1 record. Estrella Berisso at the other side keeps the third position with three games lost. Union Florida's next round opponent will be Rocamora (#5). Estrella Berisso will play against the league's second-placed Lanus and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Superliga top team - Union Florida (8-1) had no problems winning another game on Sunday. This time they crushed sixth ranked Penarol (0-9) in Mar del Plata 70-48. It was a great evening for Ronni Williams who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. 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. Union Florida maintains first place in Sur with 8-1 record. Loser Penarol still closes the standings with nine games lost. Union Florida will face Rocamora (#5) in the next round. Penarol will play against Velez S. in Sarsfield and hopes to get finally their first victory.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 7:
In Norte Olimpico LB lost to Quimsa on the opponent's court 42-54.
In Sur Lanus outscored Penarol in a home game 80-49. Rocamora recorded a loss to Estrella Berisso on the road 71-59. Winless Penarol was defeated by Rocamora on its own court 64-73.

Group NORTE
Quimsa - Hindu 67-60

The game between Top Four teams took place in Santiado Estero. Third ranked host Quimsa (5-5) defeated 4th placed Hindu (2-6) 67-60. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Hindu won third quarter 16-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Quimsa won last quarter 19-14. Quimsa had a 17-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great evening for Spanish power forward Itziar German (184-86, agency: ProDep Management) who led her team to a victory scoring 16 points and 9 rebounds. Spanish forward Maria Royo (178-86) helped adding 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Quimsa's coach M. Pedemonte used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Spanish swingman Irene Gari (185-94, college: Georgia Tech, agency: ProDep Management) responded with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and American forward Antoina Robinson (188, college: Utah St.) scored 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks. Newly promoted Quimsa maintains third place in Norte with 5-5 record having just two points less than leader Union Florida. Hindu at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the fourth position with six games lost. Quimsa will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Hindu will play on the road against Olimpico LB (#5) in La Banda and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hindu: I.Gari 18+5reb+4ast, A.Robinson 14+7reb+2ast, A.Duarte 9+7reb+1ast, J.Richardson 9+12reb+1ast, M.Barzola 8+2reb+3ast, S.Cabrera 2+1reb
Quimsa: M.Royo 16+6reb+4ast, I.German 16+9reb+3ast, G.Vega 9+9reb+6ast, N.Rios 9+4reb+5ast, D.Lasso 6+2reb+1ast, G.Herrera 6+2reb
gschID: 544768


Quimsa - Olimpico LB 54-42

Rather expected game in Santiado Estero where 5th ranked Olimpico LB (1-8) was defeated by third ranked Quimsa (5-5) 54-42 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 54-42. Quimsa dominated on the defensive end, holding Olimpico LB to just 4 points in second quarter. They held Olimpico LB to an opponent 22.4 percent shooting from the field compared to 30.4 percent accuracy of the winners. Quimsa forced 22 Olimpico LB turnovers. Olimpico LB was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for the former international center Gisela Vega (188-82, agency: ProDep Management) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 18 rebounds. Spanish power forward Itziar German (184-86, agency: ProDep Management) helped adding 8 points and 7 rebounds. At the losing side American center Ashley Ezeh (185, college: Texas St.) responded with 9 points and 13 rebounds and Spanish power forward Laura Aliaga (182-94, agency: ProDep Management) scored 8 points and 5 rebounds. Newly promoted Quimsa maintains third place in Norte with 5-5 record having just two points less than leader Union Florida. Olimpico LB lost fifth consecutive game. Olimpico LB at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the fifth position with eight games lost. Quimsa will have a break next round. Olimpico LB will play against Hindu (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Olimpico LB: M.Mercado 13+1reb, A.Ezeh 9+13reb, L.Aliaga 8+5reb+3ast, E.Benonaih-Jumbo 5+8reb+1ast, S.Daniela Gomez 4+4reb, J.Puchetti 2+6reb+1ast
Quimsa: G.Vega 22+18reb+3ast, M.Royo 10+2reb+3ast, I.German 8+7reb+2ast, N.Rios 8+4reb+3ast, D.Lasso 6+2reb+2ast, A.Ledesma 0+2reb
gschID: 544765


Hindu - Berazategui 54-78

The game between Top Four teams took place in Chaco. 4th placed host Hindu (2-6) was smashed by second ranked Berazategui (5-3) 78-54. The game was mostly controlled by Berazategui. Hindu was better in second period 15-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Hindu 53-39 including 40 on the defensive glass. It was an exceptional evening for Lyndra Weaver who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Macarena Durso (169-91) accounted for 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side. Berazategui's coach Juan Ferreyra felt very confident using entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Forward Maribel Barzola (177-97) came up with 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and Spanish swingman Irene Gari (185-94, college: Georgia Tech, agency: ProDep Management) added 11 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for Hindu in the defeat. Berazategui maintains second place in Norte with 5-3 record having four points less than leader Union Florida. Newly promoted Hindu keeps the fourth position with six games lost. Berazategui's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Buenos Aires Obras Basket.
Top scorers:
Hindu: M.Barzola 13+6reb+5ast, I.Gari 11+5reb+6ast, A.Duarte 10+3reb+2ast, J.Richardson 9+11reb+1ast, A.Robinson 7+9reb, R.Carosio 4+2reb+3ast
Berazategui: L.Weaver 21+11reb, M.Durso 19+7reb+5ast, A.Leiva 10+7reb+2ast, L.Delabarba 8+2reb+3ast, A.Suarez 8+5reb+6ast, C.Fiorotto 5+9reb+1ast
gschID: 544761


Group SUR
Lanus - Penarol 80-49

Rather predictable result when second ranked Lanus (7-1) smashed at home bottom-ranked Penarol (0-9) 80-49 on Tuesday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-49. Lanus dominated on the defensive end, holding Penarol to just 5 points in fourth quarter. It was a great evening for forward Florencia Llorente (180-94) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds. International power forward Agostina Burani (184-91) helped adding 15 points and 11 rebounds. Four Lanus players scored in double figures. Lanus' coach Laura Cors felt very confident using entire bench and allowed the starting five to get some rest. At the losing side American guard Kama Griffitts (183-91, college: Arizona) responded with 12 points and 8 rebounds and Croatian center Jovana Mandic (193-92, college: Nicholls St., agency: ProDep Management) scored 11 points and 8 rebounds. Lanus have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains second place in Sur with 7-1 record behind leader Union Florida. Loser Penarol still closes the standings with nine games lost. Lanus will face Estrella Berisso (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Penarol will play against Velez S. in Sarsfield and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Penarol: K.Griffitts 12+8reb+3ast, J.Mandic 11+8reb, C.Selent 10+3reb+1ast, J.Torruela 8+1reb+3ast, M.Barriga Naon 5+1reb, R.Bereilh 2+2reb+2ast
Lanus: F.Llorente 19+10reb, D.Gonzalez 16+2reb+4ast, A.Burani 15+11reb+1ast, N.Perez 11+3reb+2ast, U.Nwaigwe 4+3reb, F.Melo 4+5reb+2ast
gschID: 548155


Velez S. - Estrella Berisso 48-69

The game between Top Four teams took place in Sarsfield. 4th placed host Velez S. (3-5) was smashed by third ranked Estrella Berisso (6-3) 69-48. The game was mostly controlled by Estrella Berisso. Velez S. managed to win fourth quarter 15-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Velez S. to just 6 points in third quarter. The former international forward Andrea Boquete (183-90) fired 17 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. International power forward Ornella Santana (183-90) chipped in 6 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Amaiquen Siciliano (165-99) produced 7 points and the former international forward Melisa Pavicich (182-91) added 5 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Estrella Berisso maintains third place in Sur with 6-3 record having just two points less than leader Union Florida. Loser Velez S. keeps the fourth position with five games lost. Estrella Berisso will meet league's second-placed Lanus on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Velez S. will play against Penarol and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Velez S.: A.Siciliano 7+2reb+1ast, S.Pavon 6+3reb, M.Pavicich 5+5reb, O.Pag 5+1reb+2ast, M.Velasco 5+2reb+1ast, B. Fontana 4+3reb+1ast
Estrella Berisso: A.Boquete 17+9reb+1ast, C.Cabanez 12+3reb, C.Coz 10+4reb+2ast, V.Lara 9+4reb+1ast, M.Sancisi 7+2reb+2ast, O.Santana 6+8reb+3ast
gschID: 548156


Estrella Berisso - Rocamora 71-59

Not a big story in a game when 5th ranked Rocamora (2-7) was defeated on the road by third ranked Estrella Berisso (6-3) 71-59 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Estrella Berisso. Rocamora was better in third quarter 18-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Estrella Berisso forced 20 Rocamora turnovers. It was a great evening for the former international forward Andrea Boquete (183-90) who led her team to a victory scoring 24 points and 8 rebounds. International power forward Ornella Santana (183-90) helped adding 8 points and 6 rebounds. Estrella Berisso's coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. At the losing side Isabella Sangali responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 15 rebounds (made all of her eight free throws) and point guard Liliana Tamburlini (-81) scored 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Estrella Berisso maintains third place in Sur with 6-3 record having just two points less than leader Union Florida. Loser Rocamora keeps the fifth position with seven games lost. Estrella Berisso will face league's second-placed Lanus on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Rocamora will play against the league's leader Union Florida and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Rocamora: I.Sangali 22+15reb+1ast, L.Tamburlini 13+7reb+5ast, T.Conceicao 11+8reb, M.Del Campo 8+1reb, A.Van Opstal 4, S.Isamendi 1+7reb
Estrella Berisso: A.Boquete 24+8reb+3ast, C.Martinez 10+2reb+1ast, C.Cabanez 9+1reb+2ast, O.Santana 8+6reb+3ast, B.Williams 8+7reb, A.Gonzalez 4+1ast
gschID: 544767


Penarol - Union Florida 48-70

Superliga top team - Union Florida (8-1) had no problems winning another game on Sunday. This time they crushed sixth ranked Penarol (0-9) in Mar del Plata 70-48. The game without a history. Union Florida led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Penarol to just 2 points in first quarter. Union Florida dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Penarol's 26 and made 21-of-25 free shots (84.0 percent) during the game. Union Florida forced 28 Penarol turnovers and outrebounded them 40-22 including 28 on the defensive glass. It was a great evening for American forward Ronni Williams (183, college: Florida, agency: ProDep Management) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. Forward Carla Miculka (174-93) helped adding 12 points and 8 rebounds. At the losing side Croatian center Jovana Mandic (193-92, college: Nicholls St., agency: ProDep Management) responded with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks and Josefina Torruela scored 11 points. 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. Union Florida maintains first place in Sur with 8-1 record. Loser Penarol still closes the standings with nine games lost. Union Florida will face Rocamora (#5) in the next round. Penarol will play against Velez S. in Sarsfield and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Penarol: J.Mandic 14+7reb+1ast, J.Torruela 11+1reb+2ast, K.Griffitts 8+2reb+2ast, C.Maiques 5+2reb+1ast, F.Laberthe 3+1reb, C.Selent 2+5reb+1ast
Union Florida: R.Williams 16+11reb+1ast, M.Gretter 15+3reb+1ast, C.Miculka 12+8reb, M.Tudanca 8+3reb, E.Giustiniani 6+3ast, N.Larriestra 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 544766


Estrella Berisso - Union Florida 59-71

The game between Top Four teams took place in Berisso. 3rd placed host Estrella Berisso (6-3) lost to first ranked Union Florida (8-1) 71-59. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Estrella Berisso. Estrella Berisso was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 43-29 second half run of Union Florida. Worth to mention a great performance of international point guard Melisa Gretter (161-93, agency: ProDep Management) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 6 rebounds. American forward Ronni Williams (183, college: Florida, agency: ProDep Management) contributed with 17 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Union Florida's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Breezy Williams (180, college: N.Carolina St.) answered with 17 points and 8 rebounds and the former international forward Andrea Boquete (183-90) added 15 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Estrella Berisso. Union Florida maintains first place in Sur with 8-1 record. Estrella Berisso at the other side keeps the third position with three games lost. Union Florida's next round opponent will be Rocamora (#5). Estrella Berisso will play against the league's second-placed Lanus and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Estrella Berisso: B.Williams 17+8reb+2ast, A.Boquete 15+7reb+3ast, O.Santana 14+7reb+2ast, C.Martinez 6+1reb+1ast, C.Cabanez 4+2reb+1ast, C.Coz 2+5reb+1ast
Union Florida: M.Gretter 23+6reb+2ast, R.Williams 17+9reb+1ast, M.Tudanca 16+8reb+1ast, D.Benvenuto 7+5reb+3ast, C.Miculka 4+3reb+1ast, D.Cabrera 2+3reb
gschID: 544763


Penarol - Rocamora 64-73

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fifth ranked Rocamora's (2-7) road victory over bottom-ranked Penarol (0-9) 73-64 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 73-64. Rocamora forced 32 Penarol turnovers. Penarol was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for point guard Liliana Tamburlini (-81) who led her team to a victory scoring 16 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 9 steals. Isabella Sangali helped adding 16 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 7 steals. Four Rocamora players scored in double figures. At the losing side American guard Kama Griffitts (183-91, college: Arizona) responded with 21 points and 8 rebounds and Croatian center Jovana Mandic (193-92, college: Nicholls St., agency: ProDep Management) scored 14 points and 8 rebounds. Penarol's coach I. Guerrero rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Rocamora maintains fifth place in Sur with 2-7 record. Loser Penarol still closes the standings with nine games lost. Rocamora will face league's leader Union Florida at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Penarol will play against Velez S. (#4) in Sarsfield and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Penarol: K.Griffitts 21+8reb, J.Mandic 14+8reb+2ast, C.Selent 8+11reb, V.De Cabo 7+7reb+6ast, J.Torruela 6+2reb+3ast, C.Soria 3
Rocamora: L.Tamburlini 16+9reb+5ast, I.Sangali 16+7reb+4ast, S.Isamendi 14+9reb+2ast, M.Del Campo 12+2reb+1ast, C.Suarez 8+3reb, T.Conceicao 5+4reb+2ast
gschID: 544762





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  AUSTRALIA  


Alli Gloyd claims Australian State League weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Alli Gloyd (185-F-92) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Cairns D. and that's her to receive a Australiabasket.com State League Player of the Week award for round 13.
The 24-year old forward had a double-double of 24 points and twenty one rebounds, while her team crushed, the league's bottom-ranked team Toowoomba M. (#15, 0-7) with 22-point margin 80-58. Cairns D. maintains the 4th position in their group in Australian State League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Cairns D. will need more victories to improve their 5-3 record. Gloyd just recently signed at Cairns D., being already a very valuable addition to the team. Alli Gloyd averages this season 21.5ppg and 12.5rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was -year old American forward Tabatha Richardson-Smith (183-F) of Gladstone PCP. Richardson-Smith impressed basketball fans with 35 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Of course she led Gladstone PCP to another comfortable win outscoring Gold Coast R. (#14, 0-7) 116-67. Gladstone PCP's 5th position in QBL has not changed. Her team lost some distance to top teams. But 4-2 record is not bad and everything may still change. Richardson-Smith is one of the most experienced players at Gladstone PCP and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was Ashleigh Karaitiana (183-G-92) of top-ranked Brisbane S.. Karaitiana got into 30-points club by scoring exactly 30 points in the last round. She went also for fourteen rebounds . She was a key player of Brisbane S., leading her team to a 80-77 win against #2 ranked Mackay M. in a game of the week. Brisbane S. have amazing season winning all 7 games without a single defeat in QBL. Karaitiana turns to be one of the very best players in the league while she is also a leader of the top team having her eyes on the championship title. Karaitiana has a very solid season. In 7 games in Australia she scored 22.4ppg. She also has 6.3rpg, FGP: 50.8% and 3PT: 40.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Carly Boag (188-F-95) of Mandurah M. - 18 points, 23 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Darcy Garbin (185-F-94) of Townsville F. - 27 points and 16 rebounds
6. Tahlia Fejo) of Kalamunda E.S. - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists
7. Cassie Rochel (193-C-91) of Gladstone PCP - 24 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Markel Walker (185-F-90) of Ipswich F. - 20 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Rachel Pryor (184-F-89) of Cairns D. - 19 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists
10. Nikita-Lee Martin (184-G/F-88) of Joondalup W. - 23 points, 6 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)



State Leagues Round-Up - by Eurobasket News

QBL
Townsville F. - Toowoomba M. 65-40

Bottom-ranked Mountaineers (0-7) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 65-40 loss to eighth ranked Flames (4-3) in Townsville on Saturday evening. Flames outrebounded Mountaineers 59-34 including a 20-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. Forward Darcy Garbin (185-94) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 16 rebounds for the winners and Haylee Andrews chipped in 9 points and 6 rebounds. At the losing side Francis Donders responded with 14 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and American forward Ezria Parsons (183-83, college: S.Florida) produced a double-double by scoring 10 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. Flames moved-up to sixth place in League. Loser Mountaineers still closes the standings with seven games lost. Flames will meet at home Cyclones (#8) in the next round. Mountaineers will play against the league's leader Brisbane Spartans (#1) and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Toowoomba M.: F.Donders 14+8reb+4ast, E.Parsons 10+13reb+1ast, V.Horne 10+5reb, K.Watson 3+1reb+1ast, K.Wilson 2+1reb, T.Russell 1+1reb
Townsville F.: D.Garbin 27+16reb+1ast, L.Brennan 11+5reb+1ast, H.Andrews 9+6reb+3ast, A.Walsh 7+3reb, M.Carey 4+4reb+1ast, A.Mackay 3+5reb
gschID: 542140


SW Metro P. - Logan T. 66-73

There was no surprise in Runcorn where 9th ranked Pirates (3-4) were defeated by third ranked Logan Thunder (6-1) 73-66 on Sunday. Logan Thunder forced 20 Pirates turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Guard Kate Gaze (173-90, college: St.Mary's, CA) fired 22 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Forward Cassie Smith (180-89) chipped in 7 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists. American center Shelby Cheslek (196-92, college: Gonzaga) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks and swingman Stephanie Bairstow (188-94, college: Utah St.) added 24 points respectively for lost side. Logan Thunder maintains third place in League with 6-1 record behind leader Brisbane S. Loser Pirates keep the ninth position with four games lost. Logan Thunder will face Capitals (#7) in Brisbane in the next round. Pirates will play on the road against Power in Gladstone and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
SW Metro P.: S.Bairstow 24+1reb+2ast, S.Cheslek 14+14reb+2ast, S.Rees 11+7reb+1ast, M.Willey 9+5reb+3ast, K.Page 8+8reb+1ast, C.Kiemann 0+8reb+2ast
Logan T.: K.Gaze 22+8reb+5ast, M.Donnelly 13+2reb+6ast, S.Ambrose 10+4reb+1ast, J.Luna-Castro 10+9reb, U.Motuga 8+8reb+1ast, C.Smith 7+10reb+8ast
gschID: 542141


SC Rip - SW Metro P. 75-76

No shocking result in a game when ninth ranked Pirates (3-4) edged on the road 11th ranked SC Rip (1-4) 76-75 on Friday. Swingman Stephanie Bairstow (188-94, college: Utah St.) fired 32 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American center Shelby Cheslek (196-92, college: Gonzaga) chipped in 13 points and 7 rebounds. Pirates' coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American guard Leah Scott (183-93, college: Marshall) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds and the other American import guard Brooke Lemar (168-91, college: N.Dakota St.) added 13 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists respectively for lost side. Five SC Rip players scored in double figures. Pirates maintains ninth place in League with 3-4 record. Loser SC Rip dropped to the twelfth position with four games lost. Pirates will face higher ranked Power (#5) in Gladstone in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. SC Rip will play on the road against Clippers (#11) in Cotton Tree and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
SC Rip: L.Scott 20+11reb+3ast, H.Beede 14+3reb+1ast, J.Carden-David 14+3reb, B.Lemar 13+7reb+7ast, C.O'Bryan 12+5reb+5ast, S.Davis 2+2reb+2ast
SW Metro P.: S.Bairstow 32+7reb+1ast, S.Rees 15+6reb+2ast, S.Cheslek 13+7reb+3ast, M.Willey 7+6reb+8ast, A.Beatson 4+5reb, C.Kiemann 3
gschID: 542136


Gladstone PCP - Gold Coast R. 116-67

Bottom-ranked Rollers (0-7) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 116-67 loss to fifth ranked Power (4-2) in Gladstone. They dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Rollers' 32. Power forced 21 Rollers turnovers and outrebounded them 43-19 including a 20-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. American forward Tabatha Richardson-Smith (183, college: Seton Hall) nailed 35 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 7 assists for the winning side and her fellow American import center Cassie Rochel (193-91, college: Wisconsin) accounted for 24 points and 6 rebounds. Five Power players scored in double figures. Sophie Johnston came up with 23 points and Nyah Morris added 14 points respectively for Rollers in the defeat. Rollers' coach gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Power maintains fifth place in League with 4-2 record. Rollers at the other side still closes the standings with seven games lost. Power's next round opponent will be Pirates (#9) in Runcorn. Rollers will play at home against the league's second-placed Meteorettes (#2) and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Gold Coast R.: S.Johnston 23+4reb+2ast, N.Morris 14+2reb, S.Woods 11+1ast, A. Condon 7+2reb, J.Renata 5+2reb+1ast, G.Rankin 3+1ast
Gladstone PCP: T.Richardson-Smith 35+6reb+7ast, C.Rochel 24+6reb+2ast, C.Mellars 19+5reb+1ast, K.Kiriau 14+8reb+6ast, A.Carline 13+8reb, S.Pickering 6+2reb
gschID: 542138


Brisbane C. - Suncoast PC 78-82

There was an upset in Brisbane where higher ranked Capitals (3-3) were defeated by twelfth ranked Clippers (2-4) 82-78 on Saturday. Clippers forced 21 Capitals turnovers. It was a great shooting night for Clippers especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 69.2 percentage. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Clippers made 9 blocks. The game was dominated by American players. Forward Chelsea Small (185, college: Indiana St.) fired 16 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Center Erica Carlson (193-88, college: Dixie St.) chipped in 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocks. Guard Dlesha Lloyd (179-86, college: Clemson) produced 27 points and 4 assists and center Ariel Butts (190-93, college: Rutgers) added 12 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Clippers moved-up to eleventh place in League. Loser Capitals dropped to the seventh position with three games lost. Clippers will face SC Rip (#12) in the next round.
Top scorers:
Brisbane C.: D.Lloyd 27+1reb+4ast, H.Freeburn 15+4reb+4ast, A.Butts 12+10reb+1ast, V.Aldred 11+2reb+2ast, E.Read 9+5reb+2ast, K.Heal 2+7reb+1ast
Suncoast PC: C.Small 16+8reb+5ast, J.Adams 15+4reb+4ast, E.Carlson 15+8reb+3ast, A.Wallis 10+3reb+3ast, C.Murphy 9+1reb, C.Clancy 8+4reb+1ast
gschID: 542139


Mackay M. - Brisbane S. 77-80

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Meteorettes (7-1) in Mackay. Hosts were edged by Brisbane Spartans (7-0) 80-77. It was a key game for the top position in League. Brisbane Spartans made 21-of-27 charity shots (77.8 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Ashleigh Karaitiana (183-92, college: Hawaii) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 30 points and 14 rebounds. New Zealand forward Kalani Purcell (188-95, college: BYU) contributed with 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Power forward Nadeen Payne (188-93) answered with 28 points and 7 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and New Zealand swingman Chevannah Paalvast (180-91, college: Monmouth) added 12 points and 5 assists in the effort for Meteorettes. Four Meteorettes players scored in double figures. Brisbane Spartans keep a position of League leader. Meteorettes at the other side dropped to the second place with one game lost. Brisbane Spartans will play against Mountaineers (#15) in Toowoomba in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Meteorettes will play on the road against Logan Thunder (#3) in Loganholme and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Mackay M.: N.Payne 28+7reb+1ast, M.Cocks 13+4reb+2ast, C.Paalvast 12+3reb+5ast, T.Willey 10+6reb+1ast, J.Zelenka 8+7reb+2ast, J.Haughton 4+6reb+8ast
Brisbane S.: A.Karaitiana 30+14reb+3ast, K.Purcell 18+9reb+4ast, M.Allen 16+6reb, A.Parham 6+11reb+4ast, N.Taylor 6+2reb+4ast, O.Isaac 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 542137


Cairns D. - Toowoomba M. 80-58

Bottom-ranked Mountaineers (0-7) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 80-58 loss to fourth ranked Dolphins (5-3) in Cairns on Friday evening. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Mountaineers' 30. Dolphins looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Mountaineers were plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Alli Gloyd (185-92, college: Arizona) fired a double-double by scoring 24 points and 21 rebounds for the winners. Forward Rachel Pryor (184-89) chipped in a double-double by scoring 19 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists. American forward Ezria Parsons (183-83, college: S.Florida) produced 13 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists and Francis Donders added 14 points and 12 rebounds respectively for lost side. 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. Dolphins maintains fourth place in League with 5-3 record. Loser Mountaineers still closes the standings with seven games lost. Dolphins will face Cyclones (#8) in Rockhampton in the next round. Mountaineers will play on the road against the league's leader Brisbane Spartans (#1) and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Toowoomba M.: F.Donders 14+12reb+1ast, E.Parsons 13+9reb+7ast, K.Watson 7, E.Derksen 7+7reb, T.Russell 5+2reb+1ast, J.Gardiner 5+2ast
Cairns D.: A.Gloyd 24+21reb+3ast, R.Pryor 19+12reb+8ast, M.Donkin 13+6reb+8ast, S.Evans 6+4reb+1ast, E.Hutchinson 4, J.Kennedy 4+4reb+3ast
gschID: 542135


Suncoast PC - Ipswich F. 70-93

Rather predictable result in Cotton Tree where tenth ranked Force (3-5) outscored 12th ranked Clippers (2-4) 93-70 on Friday. Force made 24-of-28 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. They also forced 21 Clippers turnovers. The game was dominated by American players. Forward Shenita Landry (188-87, college: Temple) fired a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Forward Markel Walker (185-90, college: UCLA) chipped in 20 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Guard Janelle Adams (175-90, college: Cleveland St.) produced 18 points and center Erica Carlson (193-88, college: Dixie St.) added 9 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. 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. Force maintains tenth place in League with 3-5 record. Loser Clippers dropped to the eleventh position with four games lost. Force will face league's leader Brisbane Spartans at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Clippers will play against SC Rip (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Suncoast PC: J.Adams 18+1reb+3ast, D.Obah 13+5reb, E.Carlson 9+10reb, A.Wallis 6+5reb+1ast, C.Hanks 6+5reb+3ast, N.Saunders 5+1reb+1ast
Ipswich F.: R.Mate 23+1reb, M.Walker 20+7reb+6ast, S.Landry 19+14reb+2ast, M.George 7+1reb, B.Farley 7+1ast, A.Eaton 5+6reb
gschID: 542133


Rockhampton C. - Brisbane S. 61-105

Not a big story in a game in Rockhampton where 7th ranked Cyclones (3-4) were outplayed by leader Brisbane Spartans (7-0) 105-61 on Friday. Brisbane Spartans forced 27 Cyclones turnovers. Cyclones were plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Center Maddie Allen (190) fired a double-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds and 6 blocks for the winners. Swingman Odette Isaac (179-90) chipped in 20 points. Four Brisbane Spartans players scored in double figures. American Shanavia Dowdell (188-87, college: Louisiana Tech, agency: LBM Management) produced a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds and the former international center Abby Bishop (189-88) added 7 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. 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. Brisbane Spartans keep a position of League leader. Loser Cyclones dropped to the eighth place with four games lost. Brisbane Spartans will face Mountaineers (#15) in Toowoomba in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Cyclones will play on the road against Flames (#6) in Townsville and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rockhampton C.: S.Dowdell 25+11reb+1ast, K.Clifford 9+1reb, A.Bishop 7+8reb+2ast, S.Muggeridge 7, B.Bailey 6+1reb+1ast, C.Boag 4+7reb+2ast
Brisbane S.: O.Isaac 20+2reb+2ast, A.Karaitiana 16+3reb+2ast, M.Allen 15+11reb+2ast, N.Taylor 15+3reb+2ast, K.Purcell 9+10reb+1ast, K.Currie 8+5reb+1ast
gschID: 542134


SBL
Joondalup W. - Kalamunda E.S. 78-52

Everything went according to plan in Joondalup where seventh ranked Wanneroo (7-9) outleveled 9th ranked Suns (4-12) 78-52 on Sunday. The game without a history. Wanneroo led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Suns' 24. Wanneroo forced 30 Suns turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Suns' players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Wanneroo made 7 blocks. Swingman Nikita-Lee Martin (184-88) fired 23 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks for the winners. Guard Shani Amos (170-91) chipped in 8 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Wanneroo's coach felt very confident using 11 players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Power forward Jennie Rintala (-90) produced 20 points and Tahlia Fejo added 9 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Wanneroo moved-up to sixth place in League. Loser Suns dropped to the tenth position with 12 games lost. Wanneroo will face Eagles (#12) in Morley in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game.
Top scorers:
Kalamunda E.S.: J.Rintala 20+3reb, T.Fejo 9+6reb+4ast, R.Brooks 8+5reb+1ast, D.King 7+7reb+1ast, H.King 7+4reb+1ast, M.Bushe-Jones 1+2reb+1ast
Joondalup W.: N.Martin 23+6reb+4ast, C.Belcher 12+2ast, S.Swain 11+6reb+4ast, K.Wischer 10+5reb+2ast, S.Amos 8+6reb+9ast, K.Hayward 8+1reb
gschID: 542296


SW Slammers - Joondalup W. 57-66

There was no surprise in Bunbury where 11th ranked Slammers (3-11) were defeated by seventh ranked Wanneroo (7-9) 66-57 on Saturday. Forward Klara Wischer (185-91, college: San Diego) fired 9 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Swingman Nikita-Lee Martin (184-88) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds. Forward Courtney Bayliss (183-93, college: Our Lady Lake) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 14 rebounds and American forward Brittany Hodges (185-93, college: Furman) added 20 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Wanneroo moved-up to sixth place in League. Loser Slammers keep the eleventh position with 11 games lost. Wanneroo will face Eagles (#12) in Morley in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game.
Top scorers:
SW Slammers: C.Bayliss 20+14reb+3ast, B.Hodges 20+6reb+2ast, G.Denehey 9+2reb+3ast, K.Fielding 6+6reb+3ast, R.Thompson 2+1reb+1ast, T.Burrows 0+2reb
Joondalup W.: N.Martin 15+6reb, C.Belcher 12+1reb, K.Hayward 10+4reb, K.Wischer 9+13reb+6ast, S.Swain 8+2reb, S.Amos 7+6reb+1ast
gschID: 542292


Kalamunda E.S. - Rockingham CF 98-57

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in Kalamunda where ninth ranked Suns (4-12) smashed 8th ranked Flames (4-11) 98-57 on Saturday. Suns dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Flames' 20. They outrebounded Flames 49-27 including a 41-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Suns looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Flames' players. Tahlia Fejo fired 23 points, 8 assists and 5 steals for the winners. Power forward Jennie Rintala (-90) chipped in a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds. Ashlee Sidebottom produced 13 points and 5 rebounds and forward Ella Kennedy (181-92) added 5 points respectively for lost side. 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. Despite that victory Suns went down to tenth position (League) due to points difference. Loser Flames dropped to the ninth place with 11 games lost. Suns will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Rockingham CF: A.Sidebottom 13+5reb, J.Bourne 8+4reb, A.Hetherington 7+4reb+1ast, D.English 5+1reb+2ast, E.Kennedy 5+4reb+3ast, C.Armstrong 3+1reb
Kalamunda E.S.: T.Fejo 23+4reb+8ast, J.Rintala 20+13reb+2ast, D.King 13+8reb+6ast, J.Smith 11+2reb, J. Williams 9+3reb+1ast, H.King 8+3reb+1ast
gschID: 542295


East Perth E. - Willetton T. 62-77

Very expected game in Morley where 12th ranked Eagles (2-12) were defeated by fifth ranked Tigers (8-6) 77-62 on Saturday. Tigers forced 28 Eagles turnovers. Strangely Eagles outrebounded Tigers 50-37 including 20 on the offensive glass. Guard Stacey Barr (173-92, college: Idaho) fired 28 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. German power forward Jessica Hootmann (190-85) chipped in 13 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. Canadian forward Abbey Duinker (190-91) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds and Canadian power forward Kaylee Kilpatrick (193-93, college: New Hampshire) added 9 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Eagles' coach rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Tigers maintains fifth place in League with 8-6 record. Loser Eagles keep the twelfth position with 12 games lost. Tigers will face league's leader Magic in Mandurah in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Eagles will play on the road against Wanneroo (#6) in Joondalup and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
East Perth E.: A.Duinker 14+11reb+1ast, E.Coffin 10+4reb+4ast, B.Fisher 10+6reb+1ast, K.Kilpatrick 9+9reb, H.Desousa 6+4reb+1ast, N.St Jorre 5+8reb+3ast
Willetton T.: S.Barr 28+8reb+2ast, J.Hootmann 13+7reb+9ast, E.Gandini 11+5reb+4ast, Z.Harper 9+7reb, C.Drennan 7+2reb, K.Malpass 4+2ast
gschID: 542294


Mandurah M. - Cockburn C. 79-59

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Magic as it allowed them to take a leadership position in League. Magic smashed 9th ranked Cougars in Mandurah 79-59. They outrebounded Cougars 53-38 including 21 on the offensive glass. 24 personal fouls committed by Cougars helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Carly Boag (188-95, college: Minot St.) fired a double-double by scoring 18 points and 23 rebounds for the winners. Nicolette Gilday chipped in 26 points and 7 rebounds (made all of her eight free throws). Magic's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Lindsey Doucette (190-94, college: Mass.-Lowell) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import guard Brianna Moyes (170, college: Akron) added 16 points respectively for lost side. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Cougars at the other side dropped to the eighth place with ten games lost. Cougars will play next round against strong Senators trying to get back on the winning streak. Magic will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked Tigers in Willeton.
Top scorers:
Cockburn C.: B.Moyes 16+4reb+3ast, L.Doucette 15+12reb+4ast, I.Miotti 8+4reb+1ast, T.Priestly 6+5reb+2ast, C.Evans 5+1reb, K.Pitcher 4+3ast
Mandurah M.: N.Gilday 26+7reb+3ast, C.Boag 18+23reb+2ast, C.Mihovilovich 15+5reb+4ast, K.Bailey 7+4reb, B.Klasztorny 7+5reb+1ast, R.Halleen 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 542293


Perth R. - Lakeside L. 63-76

Rather predictable result in Northbridge where fourth ranked Lightning (10-4) beat 6th ranked Redbacks (6-7) 76-63 on Saturday. American forward Ali Schwagmeyer (180-90, college: Quincy) fired 28 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Her fellow American import forward Sydnee Fipps (178, college: Cal-Davis) chipped in a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds. Lightning's coach used entire bench and allowed the starting five to get some rest. New Zealand forward Lisa Wallbutton (183-86) produced 8 points and 17 rebounds and Rebecca Benson added 16 points respectively for lost side. Lightning maintains fourth place in League with 10-4 record. Loser Redbacks dropped to the seventh position with seven games lost. Lightning will face league's leader Magic in Mandurah in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Redbacks will play on the road against Senators (#3) in Leederville and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Perth R.: R.Benson 16+2reb+3ast, J.Jakens 12+3reb+2ast, G.Clayton 9+3reb+3ast, E.Harmon 9+6reb+2ast, L.Wallbutton 8+17reb, B.Donovan 5+7reb+5ast
Lakeside L.: A.Schwagmeyer 28+7reb, S.Fipps 23+10reb+2ast, S.Roscoe 7+9reb, A.Grant 5+7reb, T.Ucich 5+4reb+2ast, A.Bell 3
gschID: 542291


Cockburn C. - SW Slammers 74-68

Not a big story in a game in Hamilton Hill where 11th ranked Slammers (3-11) were defeated by ninth ranked Cougars (5-10) 74-68 on Friday. American forward Kersten Mitchell (185-90, college: Illinois) fired a double-double by scoring 20 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Her fellow American import guard Brianna Moyes (170, college: Akron) chipped in 20 points. Four Cougars players scored in double figures. Cougars' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Courtney Bayliss (183-93, college: Our Lady Lake) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Kate Fielding (176-86) added 9 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Cougars moved-up to eighth place in League. Loser Slammers keep the eleventh position with 11 games lost. Cougars will face higher ranked Senators (#3) in Leederville in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
SW Slammers: C.Bayliss 16+16reb+4ast, B.Hodges 16+1reb+1ast, T.Burrows 10+2reb+1ast, G.Denehey 9+5reb+2ast, K.Fielding 9+6reb+4ast, R.Thompson 6+2reb+1ast
Cockburn C.: K.Mitchell 20+15reb+6ast, B.Moyes 20+3reb+3ast, T.Priestly 11+5reb+5ast, L.Doucette 10+12reb+1ast, K.Pitcher 4, C.Evans 3+2reb
gschID: 542290


Rockingham CF - Mandurah M. 60-81

Everything went according to plan in Rockingham where leader Magic (14-0) outleveled 8th ranked Flames (4-11) 81-60 on Friday. Magic dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Flames' 16. Magic forced 25 Flames turnovers and outrebounded them 43-22 including a 18-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. Guard Casey Mihovilovich (173-82) fired 22 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Forward Carly Boag (188-95, college: Minot St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points and 14 rebounds. Four Magic players scored in double figures. Guard Chelsea Armstrong (173-90) produced 15 points and guard Jacinta Bourne (168-91) added 8 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. 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. Magic keeps a position of League leader. Loser Flames dropped to the ninth place with 11 games lost. Magic will face Tigers (#5) in Willeton in the next round. Flames will play on the road against Lightning (#4) in Bullcreek and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Rockingham CF: C.Armstrong 15+1reb, D.English 11+2reb+1ast, J.Bourne 8+5reb+2ast, A.Pether 5+1reb, T.Fletcher 3+2reb+2ast, S.Meola 3+1reb
Mandurah M.: C.Mihovilovich 22+8reb+5ast, N.Gilday 18+2reb+3ast, C.Boag 13+14reb+2ast, B.Klasztorny 12+4reb+1ast, M.Ballantyne 5+3reb+1ast, R.Pettit 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 542289





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  CAMEROON  


Monique Ngo Ndjock is a newcomer at Napoli - by Eurobasket News

Dike Napoli (Serie A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 32-year old Cameroonian international forward Monique Ngo Ndjock (187-85, agency: LBM Management) from Gesam Gas Le Mura Lucca. In 31 Serie A1 games in Italy she recorded 4.1ppg and 3.1rpg last season. She helped them to win the A1 title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place. They also made it to the Cup final (twice).
The previous (15-16) season Ngo Ndjock played at Passalacqua Spedizioni Ragusa where in 17 games she averaged 3.8ppg and 3.1rpg. She contributed to her team winning the Cup and make to league final.
Ngo Ndjock also represented Cameroon at the Olympic Games Additional Qualifying Round in Nantes (France) last year.
She has played previously for four other teams: Parma, Pomezia, Ancona and Battipaglia.

Dike Napoli roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chiara Pastore
Debora Gonzalez

Forwards:
Sabrina Cinili
Monique Ngo_Ndjock

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CANADA  


BBC Les Portes du Soleil Troistorrents ink Abigail Fogg - by Eurobasket News

BBC Les Portes du Soleil Troistorrents (LNA) agreed terms with 23-year old Canadian center Abigail Fogg (193-94, agency: LBM Management). She just graduated from S.Dakota (NCAA). Fogg has played there for the last three years. In 29 games she had 11.6ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.1apg and 1.1bpg last season. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as she was named to All-Summit League Honorable Mention.
As mentioned above Fogg is just out of the college and it will be her first season as a pro.
She won WNIT championship title in 2016.
Fogg represented Canada at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. Her team won Silver and her stats at that event were 5 games: 1.0ppg.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EGYPT  


Egyptian U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Injy Salah
Jana Haitham
Hana Nabil
Salma Hisham
Fatima Hany
Yara Usama
Jannat Medhat
Sali Omar
Noor Sharif
Malak Khaled
Habiba Hatem
Nouran Khaled
Reem Ali
Nada Yasser

Nabil Hafez Head Coach
Mohamed Hamid Assistant



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  FIBA AMERICAS U16  


Latinbasket.com All-FIBA Americas U16 Awards 2017 - by Greg

Latinbasket.com All-FIBA Americas U16 1st Team 2017
Florencia Chagas
Chagas
Sofia Acevedo
Acevedo
Paige Bueckers
Bueckers
Brynn Masikewich
Masikewich
Aliyah Boston
Boston

Best Player: Aliyah Boston (6'3''-C) of USA
Best Guard: Florencia Chagas (174-G-01) of Argentina
Best Forward: Brynn Masikewich (6'1''-PF-01) of USA
Best Center: Aliyah Boston (6'3''-C) of USA

1st Team
G: Florencia Chagas (174-G-01) of Argentina
PG: Sofia Acevedo (167-PG-01) of Argentina
F: Paige Bueckers (5'11''-F) of USA
PF: Brynn Masikewich (6'1''-PF-01) of Canada
C: Aliyah Boston (6'3''-C) of USA

Honorable Mention
Aaliyah Edwards (6'1''-F-02) of USA
Sarah Te-Biasu (5'3''-PG-01) of Canada
Jairennys Arias (170-G-01) of Venezuela
Alejandra Arreola (181-G/F-01) of Mexico
Samantha Brunelle (6'2''-C-01) of USA
Daniela Gonzalez (179-C-02) of Colombia
Zia Cooke (5'9''-G/F) of USA
Diamond Miller (5'11''-F) of USA
Sherly Garcia (170-SF-02) of Puerto Rico
Naomy Cueva (176-F-01) of Dom. Republic



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  FRANCE  


Anabelle Caprais is a newcomer at Colomiers - by Eurobasket News

U.S. Colomiers Basket (NF1) added to their roster 23-year old forward Anabelle Caprais (179-94). The last time (11-14) she played at Landes in French LFB league. Caprais has played there for the last three years.

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Myriam Djekoundade joins Mondeville - by Eurobasket News

USO Mondeville (LFB) agreed terms with 28-year old center Myriam Djekoundade (182-89) from Lattes Montpellier Agglomeration Basket. But in two LFB games she did not score anything and had only 1 rebound, 1 assist and 1 steal.
The previous (14-15) season Djekoundade was tested by Tango Bourges Basket where in only one game she did not score anything and had only 1 rebound.
She represented France at the European Championships U18 in Sopron (Hungary) last year. Djekoundade's team won Gold and her stats at that event were 7 games: 3.9ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.6apg, 1.1spg.
Djekoundade is a very experienced player.

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  GERMANY  


Korver inks at Donau-Ries at the beginning of her pro career - by Juliane Hoehne

TH Wohnbau Angels Donau-Ries (DBBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old American guard Kari Korver (175-93). Korver just graduated from Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles (NCAA). She has played there for the last five years. In 34 games she recorded 8.6ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.0apg and 1.3spg last season. Korver helped them to make it to the semifinals. and they also made it to the NCAA Sweet 16.
As mentioned above she is just out of the college and it will be her first season as a pro.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Korver played in the final of Pac-12 Tournament in 2013 and 2016.

TH Wohnbau Angels Donau-Ries roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aleksandra Racic
Jennifer Schlott
Kari Korver

Forwards:
Anni Makitalo
Kim Pierre-Louis

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B.Loewen lands Franziska Schreck - by Juliane Hoehne

SG Bergishe Loewen (2.Bundesliga) landed 28-year old guard Franziska Schreck (180-89, college: Lindsey Wilson). She has played for the last three years at TK Hannover in the DBBL. In 21 games she averaged just 2.4ppg last season. 2.Bundesliga will be definitely a better match and she can see more playing time.
Among other achievements Schreck's team won German 2.Bundesliga Group North Regular Season in 2016.
She has played previously for two other teams: Bonn and Koeln-Nord.

SG Bergishe Loewen roster for 2017-2018:

Franziska Schreck
Viktoria Jaeger
Arzu Bayraktar
Treyvonna Brooks
Louisa Krokowski
Luca Marre
Kay Tillmann

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Halle signs Khadijah Shumpert, ex Panathlitikos - by Juliane Hoehne

SV Halle Lions (DBBL) signed 24-year old American power forward Khadijah Shumpert (188-93, college: N.Mexico). She played last season at Panathlitikos in Greek A1 league. In 20 games she was the best scorer with impressive 20.2ppg and averaged 9.7rpg and 1.9spg. A very impressive season as she was voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek League Co-Rookie of the Year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Shumpert's team made it to the MWC Tournament Semifinals in 2013 and 2016.
She graduated from University of New Mexico in 2016 and it is her second season as a professional player.

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Goettingen tabs rookie Marissa Janning - by Eurobasket News

DBBL newcomer BG 74 Veilchen Ladies Goettingen landed 24-year old American guard Marissa Janning (173-93). She just graduated from Creighton (NCAA). Janning has played there for the last five years. In 32 games she averaged 11.6ppg, 4.8rpg and 4.6apg last season. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in her career as she was selected to All-Big East 2nd Team.
As mentioned above Janning is just out of the college and it will be her first season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements she played in the final of Big East Tournament in 2016. Janning received also All-Big East Player of the Year award and WBCA All-NCAA D1 Honorable Mention award back in 2014 at her college time.
Let's have closer look into Janning's outlook: Marissa is a quick combo guard with great court vision. She is a great scorer and willing passer. She can run an offense on one side of the court and pick up the most difficult guard on the defensive side. She's a left handed that can score with either hand. She is in amazing shape and can play at a very fast pace the whole game if needed. She can shoot the three the midrange jumper or floater or take the ball and finish at the hoop.

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  GREECE  


Halle signs Khadijah Shumpert, ex Panathlitikos - by Juliane Hoehne

SV Halle Lions (DBBL) signed 24-year old American power forward Khadijah Shumpert (188-93, college: N.Mexico). She played last season at Panathlitikos in Greek A1 league. In 20 games she was the best scorer with impressive 20.2ppg and averaged 9.7rpg and 1.9spg. A very impressive season as she was voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek League Co-Rookie of the Year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Shumpert's team made it to the MWC Tournament Semifinals in 2013 and 2016.
She graduated from University of New Mexico in 2016 and it is her second season as a professional player.

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  HAITI  


Haitian National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Alissa Pierre
Swendesky Joseh
Nathalie Lerebours
Dieudonne Syliana
Christelle Florestan
Gaelle Juste
Sarah Vincent
Ruth Altamar
Petigny Evanise
Tatiana Morency
Mialine Theodore
Christelle Francois
Jenifer Thomas
Christy Alcy




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  HUNGARY  


Miskolc lands coach Stefan Svitek - by Eurobasket News

Aluinvent DVTK Miskolc (A Division) hired experienced 51-year old Slovakian coach Stefan Svitek. He coached most recently at CCC Polkowice in Polish TBLK.
The previous (15-16) season Svitek coached at KB Kosice (SBL) in Slovakian league.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Polish BLK Coach of the Year award back in 2014. Svitek used to coach Hungarian Women National Team back in 2016.
He is a very experienced player. Svitek has coached also professionally in Austria, Germany, Italy, Poland (Wisla Can-Pack) and Slovakia (MBK Ruzomberok and Good Angels).

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Hajdune Csaszar re-signs at BBC Les Portes du Soleil Troistorrents - by Eurobasket News

BBC Les Portes du Soleil Troistorrents (LNA) confirmed in their roster experienced 35-year old Hungarian center Andrea Hajdune Csaszar (196-82, college: Kent State). She has played there for the last two seasons. In 17 LNA games she recorded very impressive stats: 17.3ppg, 11.7rpg, 2.4apg and 1.2spg last season. A very spectacular year in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Hajdune Csaszar won Swiss LNB championship title in 2016. She was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Bosman Player of the Year back in 2013.
Hajdune Csaszar has played also professionally in France (COB Calais) and Spain (Hondarribia Irun, ASEFA Estudiantes, Rivas Promete and Joventud Mariana).
It's very possible she may end her playing career at BBC Les Portes du Soleil Troistorrents.
Hajdune Csaszar attended Kent State until 2004 and it will be her 14th (!!!) season as a professional player.

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  ISRAEL  


Ramat Hasharon keeps Tal for another season - by Lior Hai

A.S. Ramat Hasharon Electra (D1) re-signed 20-year old international small forward Lev Tal (179-97). She played there last season. In 18 D1 games she averaged 6.6ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.4apg.
Tal's team made it to the League Semifinals in 2016.
She has been also a member of Israeli international program for some years. Tal has regularly played for Israeli senior team since 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2015 and 2016.
She represented Israel at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 5.3ppg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 42.9%.
Tal has played previously for Maccabi Raanana.

A.S. Ramat Hasharon Electra roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Yael Aharonov
Alex Harden
Eden Rotberg

Forward:
Lev Tal

Coach: Nimrod Meital

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  ITALY  


Monique Ngo Ndjock is a newcomer at Napoli - by Eurobasket News

Dike Napoli (Serie A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 32-year old Cameroonian international forward Monique Ngo Ndjock (187-85, agency: LBM Management) from Gesam Gas Le Mura Lucca. In 31 Serie A1 games in Italy she recorded 4.1ppg and 3.1rpg last season. She helped them to win the A1 title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place. They also made it to the Cup final (twice).
The previous (15-16) season Ngo Ndjock played at Passalacqua Spedizioni Ragusa where in 17 games she averaged 3.8ppg and 3.1rpg. She contributed to her team winning the Cup and make to league final.
Ngo Ndjock also represented Cameroon at the Olympic Games Additional Qualifying Round in Nantes (France) last year.
She has played previously for four other teams: Parma, Pomezia, Ancona and Battipaglia.

Dike Napoli roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chiara Pastore
Debora Gonzalez

Forwards:
Sabrina Cinili
Monique Ngo_Ndjock

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  LITHUANIA  


Lithuanian U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Lithuanian U20 National Team 2017
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Urte Slavickaite
Slavickaite
Laurita Jurciute
Jurciute
Laura Juskaite
Juskaite
Agne Bobinaite
Bobinaite
Gabija Meskonyte
Meskonyte
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Urte Slavickaite 176-G/F-97 Kibirkstis Lithuania
Laurita Jurciute 173-G-96 Kibirkstis Lithuania
Laura Juskaite 187-C-97 Kibirkstis Lithuania
Agne Bobinaite 181-SF-97 Kibirkstis Lithuania
Gabija Meskonyte 181-SG-98 Kibirkstis Lithuania
Brigita Gudelionyte 183-F-98 Fortuna Lithuania
Kamile Berenyte 173-SF-97 Suduva Lithuania
Helma Vysniauskaite 181-SF-98 Aistes-LSU Lithuania
Goda Vasurenkaite 176-PG-98 Aistes-LSU Lithuania
Deimante Zukaite 166-PG-98 Aistes-LSU Lithuania
Karolina Visockaite 184-SF-98 Aistes-LSU Lithuania
Martyna Petrenaite 181-F-98 Ukmerges Lithuania
Grete Patumsyte 172-PG-97 Ukmerges Lithuania
Rasa Knyzaite 172-PG-98 H-Sirenos Lithuania

Jurgita Streimikyte Head Coach Kibirkstis Lithuania
Remigijus Bardauskas Assistant Zalgiris II Lithuania
Marius Jasevicius Assistant
Lina Brazdeikyte Assistant Arras France



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  POLAND  


Temi Fagbenle is a newcomer at CCC Polkowice - by Eurobasket News

CCC Polkowice (TBLK) added to their roster 25-year old British international forward Temi Fagbenle (193-92, college: USC). She is a dual citizen owning also Nigerian passport. Fagbenle plays this summer at Minnesota Lynx (WNBA). But in 7 games she recorded just 1.0ppg.
Last year she was drafted by Minnesota Lynx (WNBA) in third round (35th overall).
The former University of Southern California standoutis in her second season in pro basketball.
She was voted All-Pac-12 1st Team in 2016 at her college time.
Fagbenle has been also a member of British international program for some years. She has regularly played for British senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2011.
Fagbenle represented United Kingdom at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 2 games: 3.5ppg, 4.0rpg.

CCC Polkowice roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Weronika Gajda
Elina Babkina
Magdalena Idziorek
Angelika Stankiewicz

Center:
Magdalena Leciejewska

Coach: Georgios Dikeoulakos

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Basket Gdynia adds Copper to their roster - by Lukasz Lukaszewski

Basket 90 Gdynia (TBLK) added to their roster 23-year old American forward Kahleah Copper (185-94, college: Rutgers, agency: LBM Management). She played this summer at Chicago Sky (WNBA). In 9 games she recorded 5.8ppg and 1.9rpg. The last season Copper played at Castors Braine in Belgian league where in 6 Eurocup games she averaged 15.0ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.0spg.
Last year she was drafted by Washington Mystics (WNBA) in first round (7th overall).
The former Rutgers, The State University star is in her second season in pro basketball.

Basket 90 Gdynia roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Kamila Podgorna

Forwards:
Sofija Aleksandravicius
Amalia Rembiszewska
Marta Marcinkowska

Center:
Kristine Vitola

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McBride is back at Artego Bydgoszcz - by Lukasz Lukaszewski

Artego Bydgoszcz (TBLK) agreed terms with experienced 35-year old Polish international point guard Julie McBride (165-82, college: Syracuse). It is actually her comeback to Bydgoszcz as she has played here before. McBride is a dual citizen owning also American passport. She played last season at Energa Torun in the TBLK. In 24 games she had 10.7ppg, 3.7rpg, 7.0apg (top 3) and 1.6spg (in top 4). Quite impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Polish BLK Honorable Mention. McBride also played 9 games in Baltic League where she recorded 11.0ppg, 3.2rpg, 7.9apg and 2.3spg.
The previous (15-16) season McBride played at Artego Bydgoszcz. In 30 games she averaged 11.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 6.3apg (top 3) and 1.9spg. She helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others McBride won Croatian A1 championship title in 2012. She was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TKBL 1st Team back in 2014.
McBride represented Poland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 8.7ppg, 5.3rpg, 2.3apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 31.6%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 83.3%.
McBride is quite experienced player. Her career allowed her to visit three different continents, while she played in four different countries. McBride tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. She has played previously professionally in Puerto Rico (Gigantes), NWBL (San Jose S.), Turkey (Besiktas, Ceyhan Bld, Botas, Abdullah Gul and Samsun) and Croatia (Gospic).
McBride is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible she may end her playing career at Artego Bydgoszcz.
McBride attended Syracuse University until 2004 and it will be her 14th (!!!) season as a professional player.

Artego Bydgoszcz roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Julie McBride

Forwards:
Agnieszka Szott-Hejmej
Justyna Cegielska
Elzbieta Miedzik

Coach: Tomasz Herkt

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Tori Jankoska agreed terms with Basket Gdynia - by Lukasz Lukaszewski

Basket 90 Gdynia (TBLK) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old American guard Tori Jankoska (173-94, college: Michigan State). She played in the summer at Chicago Sky (WNBA).
The previous (15-16) season Jankoska played at another team Spartans in U.S. semi-pro league NCAA1 where in 34 games she recorded very impressive stats: 15.1ppg, 5.4rpg, 3.8apg and 1.6spg. Jankoska helped them to make it to the final. Great season indeed as she was voted to All-Big Ten 2nd Team.
This summer she was drafted by Chicago Sky (WNBA) in first round (9th overall).
Jankoska just graduated from Michigan State and it is her first season in pro basketball.

Basket 90 Gdynia roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Kamila Podgorna

Forwards:
Sofija Aleksandravicius
Amalia Rembiszewska
Marta Marcinkowska

Center:
Kristine Vitola

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Boa Viagem adds Lamunu to their roster - by Joao Santos

Boa Viagem-Angra-Acore (Liga Feminina) added to their roster 23-year old Ugandan international forward Claire Lamunu (185-93). She just graduated from Vanguard (NAIA). She helped them to make it to the NAIA D1 Final Four. A very spectacular season in her career as she was selected WBCA NAIA Player of the Year, WBCA All-NAIA Player of the Year and voted to NAIA D1 All-Championship 1st Team.
As mentioned above Lamunu is just out of the college and it will be her first season as a pro.
She also represented Uganda at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 15.5ppg, Reb-1 (11.2rpg), 1.2apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 48.2%, FT: 38.2%.
Lamunu has played previously for another Portuguese team KCC Leopards.

Boa Viagem-Angra-Acore roster for 2017-2018:

Catarina Caldeira
Viktoriya Pankova
Sara Ressurreicao
Claudia Tavares
Ana Martins
Sara Dickey
Claire Lamunu
Beatriz Matos
Ines Pimentel
Mariana Aguiar
Carlota Rocha

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Sf.Gheorghe inks Adrienne Webb - by Eurobasket News

ASC Sepsi SIC Sfantu Gheorghe (Liga Nationala) agreed terms with 27-year old American swingman Adrienne Webb (175-90, college: LSU) from Olimpia CSU Brasov. In 33 Liga Nationala games in Romania she had 14.4ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.9apg last season. She helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. Quite impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Webb played at CSU Universitatea Alba Iulia where in 27 Liga Nationala games she recorded 14.6ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.6apg and 1.7spg. She contributed to her team making it to the final and Cup semifinals. It was another spectacular season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League 2nd Team. Webb also played 7 games in CEWL where she averaged 11.4ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.4apg and 1.6spg.
Webb won CEWL championship title in 2016.
She has played previously professionally also in Sweden (Telge).
Webb attended Louisiana State University until 2013 and it will be her fifth season as a professional player.

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Meighan Simmons joins Spartak Vidnoye - by Eurobasket News

Sparta&K Vidnoe Moscow Region (PBL) agreed terms with 25-year old American guard Meighan Simmons (175-58kg-92, college: Tennessee). She plays this summer at Atlanta Dream (WNBA). Simmons managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. But in 6 WNBA games she had just 1.0ppg. The last season she played at Wisla Can-Pack in Polish TBLK where in 36 games she recorded 12.7ppg, 3.3rpg and 2.0apg. Simmons helped them to win the cup and make to league final. She also played 11 games in Euroleague where she averaged 12.9ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.3apg and 1.7spg.
Three years ago Simmons was drafted by New York Liberty (WNBA) in third round (26th overall).
She attended University of Tennessee until 2014 and it is her fourth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Simmons won CEWL championship title in 2015. She was also voted WBCA All-NCAA D1 Honorable Mention back in 2013 and 2014 at her college time.
Simmons has played previously professionally in Italy (Umbertide) and Romania (ICIM Arad).

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Medvedeva comes back to Dynamo Moscow - by Eurobasket News

Dynamo Moscow (PBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old guard Viktoria Medvedeva (183-91, agency: Promotex). It is actually her comeback to Dynamo Moscow as she has played here before. Medvedeva played most recently at Dynamo Kursk in the PBL. In 23 games she recorded 6.0ppg and 1.5rpg last season. She helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the Cup final. Medvedeva also played 5 games in Euroleague where she averaged just 1.2ppg.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Medvedeva spent at Vologda Chevakata. In 18 games she had 10.6ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.6apg and 1.2spg. The other team Medvedeva played that season for was Energy Ivanovo. In 10 PBL games she got 13.5ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.5spg. She also played 6 games in Eurocup where she got 13.7ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.2apg and 1.2spg. Medvedeva won Euroleague championship title.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she received Eurobasket.com All-World University Games 2nd Team award in 2015.
Medvedeva represented Russia at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. Her team won Bronze and her stats at that event were 5 games: 10.8ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.2apg, 1.2bpg, FGP-3 (64.7%), 3PT: 43.5%, FT: 40.0%.
Medvedeva has played previously for three other teams: Spartak SHVSM, Spartak-2 St.Petersburg and Energy Ivanovo 2nd team.
The scouts decsribe her following way: very good 3 p shooting, great game understanding.

Dynamo Moscow roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tatiana Korovushkina
Viktoria Medvedeva
Evgeniya Korotygina
Victoria Mazur

Forward:
Ekaterina Ryabova

Center:
Kelsey Lang

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Edomakha is back at Enisey - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarski kraj (PBL) agreed terms with 22-year old power forward Viktoriya Edomakha (187-95). It is actually her comeback to Enisey Krasnoyarsk as she has played here before. Edomakha played last season at Neftyanik in the Superleague 1. In 39 games she had 12.2ppg, 8.5rpg and 1.1spg. She helped them to make it to the final. Quite impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague 1 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Edomakha played at Dynamo-Farm where in 38 PBL games she recorded 3.9ppg and 2.8rpg. She contributed to her team winning the Superleague 1 title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice).
Edomakha was a member of Russian U20 National Team two years ago.

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