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  ABA LEAGUE  



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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  ARGENTINA  

Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Dar TUCKER
  Estudian.
  (193-SG-88)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Tucker, Estudian.21.9 
 2. Green, Instituto19.9 
 3. Solano, Echague19.8 
 4. Sims, Regatas C.18.7 
 5. Quinteros, Regat.18.2 
 6. Deck, San Lorenzo18.1 
 7. Vildoza, Quilm.17.2 
 8. Mickeal, Atenas17.1 
 9. Redivo, Weber B.16.9 
 10. Harper, Quimsa16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Williams, Olimpico.11.6 
 2. Crawford, Argen.10.4 
 3. Clancy, Instituto9.9 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.9.4 
 5. Lampropoulos, Boca J.8.9 
 6. Justiz, Estudian.8.9 
 7. Francis, La Union8.7 
 8. Johnson, Atenas8.3 
 9. Vargas, GECR I.8.2 
 10. Horner, Obras B.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Maximiliano STANIC
  Olimpico.
  (178-PG-78)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Stanic, Olimpico.6.4 
 2. Balbi, Ferrocarril6.1 
 3. Aguirre, San L.5.6 
 4. Barral, Obras B.5.6 
 5. Konsztadt, La Union5.4 
 6. Cantero, San M.5.1 
 7. Hopson, Quimsa4.5 
 8. Figueroa, Penarol4.5 
 9. Solano, Echague4.3 
 10. De-l., GECR I.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Reynaldo GARCIA
  San M.
  (187-G-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. Garcia, San M.2.0 
 2. Solano, Echague2.0 
 3. Basualdo, Quilm.1.7 
 4. Vildoza, Quilm.1.7 
 5. Johnson, Weber B.1.6 
 6. Zurbriggen, Obras B.1.6 
 7. De-l., GECR I.1.6 
 8. Calfani, San L.1.5 
 9. Redivo, Weber B.1.4 
 10. Massey, Libertad.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Williams, Olimpico.3.0 
 2. Justiz, Estudian.2.1 
 3. Daniels, Quimsa1.6 
 4. Richard, Obras B.1.5 
 5. Crawford, Argen.1.5 
 6. Battle, Quimsa1.4 
 7. Meyinsse, San L.1.3 
 8. Calfani, San L.1.2 
 9. Clancy, Instituto1.1 
 10. Acuna, Penarol1.0 


Luciano Parodi (ex Hebraica) agreed terms with Weber Bahia - by Eurobasket News

Weber Bahia Blanca Basket (LigaA) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old Uruguayan point guard Luciano Parodi (182-94). He has played for the last eight years at Hebraica in Uruguayan LUB league. In 37 games he recorded 12.8ppg, 3.5rpg, 6.6apg (top 2) and 2.3spg (leader !!!) last season. Parodi helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). Great season indeed as he was awarded Latinbasket.com All-Uruguay LUB Guard of the Year and voted to 1st Team and to the All-Star Game.
He represented Uruguay at the South American Championships in Caracas (Venezuela) last year. Parodi's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 6 games: 8.8ppg, 1.7rpg, 3.5apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 29.6%, FT: 62.5%.
Parodi has played also professionally in Uruguay for Paysandu.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @NexoAgency)

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Argentinian U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Argentinian U16 National Team 2017
#s#
Bautista Lugarini
Lugarini
Lautaro Pividori
Pividori
Juan Scacchi
Scacchi
Lucas Gallardo
Gallardo
Ignacio Varisco
Varisco
#e#5
3Bautista Lugarini 199-F-01
5Lautaro Pividori 184-PG-01
6Juan Scacchi 199-F-01
7Lucas Gallardo 196-F-01
8Ignacio Varisco 201-F-01
9Gaston Bertona 178-PG-01
11Tomas Chapero 203-F/C-01
12Gonzalo Bressan 205-C-01
13Maximo Milovich 198-F-01 Obras Basket Argentina
14Ignacio Aman 201-F-01 Estudiantes O. Argentina
15Matias Von Schmeling 200-F-01
18Matias Zenarruza 202-F-01

Diego Lifschitz Head Coach UNCAus Argentina
Andres Romero Assistant Piratas Colombia



LigaA Round 5 of Quarter-Finals. Quilmes MP complete semifinal picture - by Eurobasket News

Ferrocarril - Quilmes MP 107-113

Quilmes MP outgunned Ferrocarril on the road to secure the semifinal birth. Strangely Ferrocarril outrebounded Quilmes MP 47-34 including 33 on the defensive glass. 25 personal fouls committed by Ferrocarril helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was guard Eric Flor (186-93) who scored 46 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Enzo Ruiz (193-88, agency: DTMones) chipped in 27 points. Center Jose-Ignacio Alessio (203-87) produced a double-double by scoring 31 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and naturalized Spanish guard Jonathan Maldonado (188-90) added 21 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for the hosts. Four Quilmes MP and five Ferrocarril players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Ferrocarril: J.Ignacio Alessio 31+10reb+4ast, J.Maldonado 21+11reb+6ast, M.Aguiar 19+4reb+1ast, F.Balbi 14+3reb+10ast, R.Clemente 11+9reb+1ast, K.Hernandez 6+3reb
Quilmes MP: E.Flor 46+6reb+6ast, E.Ruiz 27+3reb+3ast, L.Vildoza 19+6reb+5ast, I.Basualdo 14+11reb, M.Maciel 4+2reb, A.Eslava 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 548136





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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State Leagues Round-Up - by Eurobasket News

QBL
Townsville H. - Toowoomba M. 105-90

There was no surprise in Hermit Park where 13th ranked Toowoomba Mountaineers (1-6) were defeated by fifth ranked Townsville Heat (5-2) 105-90 on Saturday. Townsville Heat made 24-of-31 free shots (77.4 percent) during the game. Townsville Heat outrebounded Toowoomba Mountaineers 47-33 including 34 on the defensive glass. Toowoomba Mountaineers were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American power forward Justin Baker (203-89, college: Utah Valley) who scored 34 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds. British forward Jamell Anderson (200-90) chipped in 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Baker is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Townsville Heat's coach Rod Anderson used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Jalil Abdul-Bassit (193, college: Oregon) who recorded 41 points (!!!) and 4 assists and the other American import guard Jay Washington (183, college: William Jessup) added 10 points and 13 assists respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Townsville Heat moved-up to fourth place in League. Loser Toowoomba Mountaineers dropped to the fourteenth position with six games lost. Townsville Heat will face Rockhampton Rockets (#6) at home in the next round. Toowoomba Mountaineers will play against Brisbane Spartans (#10) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Townsville H.: J.Baker 34+7reb+1ast, J.Spiers 19+4reb, J.Anderson 19+6reb+4ast, J.Wilcher 15+4reb+9ast, J.Figg 7+5reb+2ast, M.Rees 4+10reb+2ast
Toowoomba M.: J.Abdul-Bassit 41+4reb+4ast, C.Weber 14+2reb, M.Malek 13+7reb, J.Washington 10+3reb+13ast, A.Gehrig 7+2reb, P.Aleer 5+10reb
gschID: 541548


Sunshine CR - SW Metro P. 72-80

Undefeated Sunshine CR (4-1) recorded its first loss at the home court on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by ninth ranked South West Metro Pirates (3-4) 80-72. South West Metro Pirates outrebounded Sunshine CR 46-24 including a 37-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. 27 personal fouls committed by Sunshine CR helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American forward Tanner McGrew (203-93, college: W.Virg.Wesl., agency: Duran International) who had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds. The former international power forward Daniel Kickert (208-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) chipped in 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Four South West Metro Pirates players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Lance Hurdle (188-87, college: Miami, FL) who recorded 26 points and 5 steals and guard Isaih Tueta (187-91) added 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. South West Metro Pirates moved-up to seventh place in League. Sunshine CR at the other side dropped to the fifth position with one game lost. South West Metro Pirates are looking forward to face Gladstone Port City Power (#13) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Sunshine CR will play against Maroochydore Clippers (#9) in Cotton Tree and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
SW Metro P.: T.McGrew 26+13reb+1ast, D.Kickert 20+6reb+4ast, R.Vines 12+6reb+4ast, J.Allen 10+1reb, V.Williams Jr. 5+5reb, A.Boardman 4+4reb+1ast
Sunshine CR: L.Hurdle 26+3reb+3ast, I.Tueta 19+6reb+5ast, R.Sutton 13+6reb+1ast, Z.Meehl 7+3reb+1ast, J.Tueta 4+1reb, Z.Meehl 2
gschID: 541544


SW Metro P. - Logan T. 89-82

Everything could happen in Runcorn at the game between two tied teams. Both ninth ranked South West Metro Pirates and 10th ranked Logan T. had identical 2-4 record. This time South West Metro Pirates used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Loganholme 89-82 on Sunday night. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Logan T. won third quarter 24-23. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. South West Metro Pirates made 24-of-30 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game, while Logan T. only scored five points from the stripe. South West Metro Pirates looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Logan T. was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was the former international power forward Daniel Kickert (208-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) who scored 30 points. Guard Ryan Vines (178-91, college: Co.Georgia) chipped in 19 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was swingman Michael Cedar (190-86) who recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals and forward Mitch Young (206-90, college: St.Mary's, CA) added 14 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists respectively. Four Logan T. players scored in double figures. South West Metro Pirates (3-4) moved-up to seventh place in League. Loser Logan T. dropped to the twelfth position with five games lost. South West Metro Pirates will face Gladstone Port City Power (#13) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Logan T. will play against the league's second-placed Brisbane Capitals where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
SW Metro P.: D.Kickert 30+4reb+2ast, R.Vines 19+6reb+6ast, J.Allen 17+8reb, V.Williams Jr. 8+5reb+8ast, T.McGrew 6+6reb+6ast, T.Machado 6+5reb
Logan T.: M.Cedar 17+10reb+6ast, M.Young 14+8reb+4ast, N.Kahler 12+7reb+1ast, K.Post 12+10reb+1ast, C.Salecich 9+3ast, T.Ammar 7+2reb
gschID: 541549


Brisbane C. - Suncoast PC 112-89

Very expected game when 11th ranked Maroochydore Clippers (2-4) were rolled over on the road by leader Brisbane Capitals (6-0) 112-89 on Saturday. Brisbane Capitals forced 19 Maroochydore Clippers turnovers. Strangely Maroochydore Clippers outrebounded Brisbane Capitals 44-31 including 29 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists. The best player for the winners was American-Nigerian guard Princeton Onwas (198-93, college: San Jose St.) who scored 39 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds. American point guard Aaron Anderson (178, college: N.Dakota) chipped in a double-double by scoring 21 points, 5 rebounds, 13 assists and 4 steals. Four Brisbane Capitals players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Breland Hogan (185, college: Grand Valley St.) who recorded 24 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and the former international forward Jeromie Hill (203-91, college: UTSA) added 22 points and 9 rebounds respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Brisbane Capitals maintains second place in League with 6-0 record behind leader Mackay M. Loser Maroochydore Clippers dropped to the ninth position with four games lost. Brisbane Capitals will face Logan T. (#12) in Loganholme in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Maroochydore Clippers will play against Sunshine CR and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Brisbane C.: P.Onwas 39+5reb+2ast, A.Anderson 21+5reb+13ast, Z.Carter 17+3reb+2ast, J.Davis 12+3reb+2ast, D.Rychart 10+8reb+2ast, A.Kopcikas 7+5reb+6ast
Suncoast PC: B.Hogan 24+5reb+5ast, J.Hill 22+9reb+2ast, C.Massingale 13+6reb+4ast, M.Donaldson 6+3reb+1ast, H.Reed 6+3reb+2ast, T.Zaremba 6+4reb
gschID: 541547


Gladstone P. - Gold Coast R. 86-76

Gladstone Port City Power can celebrate finally their first win this season after four consecutive losses. They used home court advantage to defeat Rollers (2-5) 86-76. Gladstone Port City Power dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Rollers' 34 and made 26-of-32 charity shots (81.3 percent) during the game. Gladstone Port City Power forced 19 Rollers turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by Rollers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for American guard Ray Willis (198-89, college: N.C.Central, agency: HMS) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 13 rebounds. Guard Remy Lawyer (191, college: Grossmont CC) accounted for 25 points and 4 steals (went 11 for 11 at the free throw line !!!) for the winning side. American forward Torrey Craig (198-90, college: USC Upstate) came up with 18 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import forward Thalo Green (200-78) added 14 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Rollers in the defeat. Gladstone Port City Power (1-4) left bottom position moving up to thirteenth place in League. Rollers at the other side dropped to the eleventh position with five games lost. Gladstone Port City Power's next round opponent will be higher ranked South West Metro Pirates (#7) in Runcorn and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Gladstone P.: R.Willis 30+13reb+2ast, R.Lawyer 25+4reb+2ast, W.Shackleford 11+6reb+3ast, T.Allen 9+2reb+1ast, N.Musters 6+4reb, P.Ciganovic 3+1reb+1ast
Gold Coast R.: T.Craig 18+6reb+3ast, A.Darragh 15+2reb+2ast, T.Green 14+8reb+1ast, L.Frankland 9+1reb, J.Aucoin 9+3reb+1ast, D.Sullivan 9+9reb+4ast
gschID: 541546


Mackay M. - Brisbane S. 130-93

Undefeated leader Mackay Meteors delivered the seventh consecutive victory on Saturday night. This time they crushed 7th ranked Brisbane Spartans (2-5) 130-93. Mackay Meteors dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Brisbane Spartans' 42. They outrebounded Brisbane Spartans 42-31 including a 31-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Mackay Meteors shot the lights out from three sinking 17 long-distance shots on high 58.6 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 34 assists comparing to just 19 passes made by Brisbane Spartans' players. The best player for the winners was guard Shaun Bruce (190-91) who had a triple-double by scoring 23 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists. The former international forward Lucas Walker (202-84, college: St.Mary's, CA) chipped in a double-double by scoring 24 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Mackay Meteors' coach felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international center Tom Jervis (211-87, college: Troy) who recorded a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds and international guard Adam Gibson (188-86) added 10 points and 7 assists respectively. Five Mackay Meteors and four Brisbane Spartans players scored in double figures. Mackay Meteors maintains first place in League with 7-0 record. Loser Brisbane Spartans dropped to the tenth position with five games lost. Mackay Meteors will face Logan T. (#12) in Loganholme in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Brisbane Spartans will play at home against Toowoomba Mountaineers and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Mackay M.: C.Tragardh 24+4reb+4ast, L.Walker 24+10reb+5ast, S.Bruce 23+11reb+13ast, C.Cedar 17+3reb+3ast, M.Gange 14+2reb+4ast, L.Blicavs 13+1reb+1ast
Brisbane S.: T.Jervis 23+10reb+3ast, R.Jeffries 14, M.Philp 11+3reb+2ast, A.Gibson 10+2reb+7ast, G.Scott 10+2reb+2ast, N.Dickinson 8+2ast
gschID: 541545


Cairns M. - Toowoomba M. 100-94

Very predictable result when third ranked Cairns Marlins (6-2) beat at home 13th ranked Toowoomba Mountaineers (1-6) 100-94 on Friday. However just six-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Cairns Marlins made 24-of-31 free shots (77.4 percent) during the game. Cairns Marlins outrebounded Toowoomba Mountaineers 43-30 including 29 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Toowoomba Mountaineers were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was guard Anthony Fisher (187-94) who had a double-double by scoring 27 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international power forward Alexander Loughton (206-83, college: ODU) chipped in 26 points and 9 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Jay Washington (183, college: William Jessup) who recorded a double-double by scoring 23 points, 5 rebounds and 14 assists and forward Manylok Malek (201-94) added 18 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Five Cairns Marlins and four Toowoomba Mountaineers players scored in double figures. Cairns Marlins maintains third place in League with 6-2 record behind leader Mackay M. Loser Toowoomba Mountaineers dropped to the fourteenth position with six games lost. Cairns Marlins will face Rockhampton Rockets (#6) at home in the next round. Toowoomba Mountaineers will play against Brisbane Spartans (#10) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Cairns M.: A.Fisher 27+10reb+4ast, A.Loughton 26+9reb+1ast, J.Weeks 16+4reb+4ast, T.Jackson 12+10reb+4ast, D.Heuir 11+5reb+3ast, K.Stattmann 4+3reb+5ast
Toowoomba M.: J.Washington 23+5reb+14ast, M.Malek 18+6reb+1ast, C.Weber 17+6reb+1ast, J.Abdul-Bassit 15+6reb+3ast, J.Ebneter 8+1ast, P.Aleer 6+6reb+3ast
gschID: 541543


Suncoast PC - Ipswich F. 91-90

There was an upset in Cotton Tree where higher ranked Ipswich Force (3-5) was edged by eleventh ranked Maroochydore Clippers (2-4) 91-90 on Friday. The best player for the winners was American guard Breland Hogan (185, college: Grand Valley St.) who scored 25 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international forward Jeromie Hill (203-91, college: UTSA) chipped in a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds. Hogan is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard James Legan (190-87, college: E.Carolina, agency: Court Side) who recorded 35 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds and guard Jaryd Eustace (201-94, college: Miami, OH) added 16 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Ipswich Force's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Maroochydore Clippers moved-up to ninth place in League. Loser Ipswich Force dropped to the eighth position with five games lost. Maroochydore Clippers will face higher ranked Sunshine CR (#5) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Suncoast PC: B.Hogan 25+6reb+4ast, J.Hill 22+11reb+1ast, T.Fullarton 15+4reb+3ast, M.Kenyon 6+9reb+3ast, M.Donaldson 3, H.Reed 2+2reb
Ipswich F.: J.Legan 35+5reb+2ast, J.Eustace 16+6reb, K.Harvey 11+8reb, J.Ralph 9+1ast, B.Wilson 8+1reb+1ast, J.Kuon 4+4reb
gschID: 541541


Rockhampton - Brisbane S. 91-84

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both ninth ranked Rockhampton Rockets and 7th ranked Brisbane Spartans had identical 2-4 record. This time Rockhampton Rockets used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Brisbane 91-84 on Friday night. The best player for the winners was American guard Chris Fowler (185-93, college: Cent.Michigan) who scored 25 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. His fellow American import power forward Rashad Hassan (203-89, college: Savannah St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international center Tom Jervis (211-87, college: Troy) who recorded a double-double by scoring 22 points and 17 rebounds and guard Mitch Philp (184-89) added 21 points and 4 assists respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Rockhampton Rockets (3-4) moved-up to sixth place in League. Loser Brisbane Spartans dropped to the tenth position with five games lost. Rockhampton Rockets will face higher ranked Townsville Heat (#4) in Hermit Park in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Brisbane Spartans will play at home against Toowoomba Mountaineers (#14) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Rockhampton: C.Fowler 25+8reb+8ast, J.Lopez 20+8reb+4ast, R.Hassan 19+14reb+3ast, D.Wagner 14+4reb+1ast, D.Christensen 8+1ast, T.Corrigan 4+2reb
Brisbane S.: T.Jervis 22+17reb+1ast, M.Philp 21+2reb+4ast, A.Gibson 16+3reb+7ast, R.Jeffries 14+2ast, G.Scott 5+4reb, N.Dickinson 4+1reb
gschID: 541542


SBL
Perth R. - Lakeside L. 106-84

There was no surprise in Northbridge where 8th ranked Lightning (7-9) was crushed by fourth ranked Redbacks (10-6) 106-84 on Saturday. Redbacks dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Lightning's 32. They outrebounded Lightning 47-28 including a 34-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Redbacks looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Lightning's players. The best player for the winners was American power forward Lee Roberts (201-87, college: Findlay, OH) who had a double-double by scoring 19 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international forward Shawn Redhage (203-81, college: Arizona St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward James Padgett (203-91, college: Maryland) who recorded a double-double by scoring 25 points and 13 rebounds and swingman Corey Shervill (197) added 18 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Redbacks maintains fourth place in League with 10-6 record. Loser Lightning keeps the eighth position with nine games lost. Redbacks will face Stirling S. (#7) in Perth in the next round. Lightning will play on the road against Magic in Mandurah and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Perth R.: M.Nelson 26+5reb+2ast, L.Roberts 19+14reb+4ast, S.Redhage 17+7reb+10ast, M.Vigor 14+8reb+1ast, B.Smith 11+2reb+1ast, K.Bowen 8+3reb+1ast
Lakeside L.: J.Padgett 25+13reb+2ast, C.Shervill 18+5reb+2ast, T.Parkinson 12+3reb, M.Vinci 10+2ast, D.Atkinson 9+3reb+5ast, D.Morgan 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 541728


Goldfields G. - Perry Lakes H. 74-69

There was a small surprise in Kalgoorlie where twelfth ranked Giants (5-10) defeated 9th ranked Hawks (6-10) 74-69 on Saturday. Giants made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. The best player for the winners was American power forward Jacob Holmen (202-91, college: N.Texas) who scored 35 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 5 assists. His fellow American import forward JB Pillard (201, college: Cent.Washington) chipped in 11 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international forward Ben Purser (201-90, college: Augusta) who recorded 22 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and American center Brian Carlwell (211-87, college: San Diego St.) added 18 points and 11 rebounds respectively. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Giants maintains twelfth place in League with 5-10 record. Loser Hawks dropped to the eleventh position with ten games lost. Giants will face Suns (#13) in Kalamunda in the next round.
Top scorers:
Goldfields G.: J.Holmen 35+8reb+5ast, L.Pike 12+6reb+1ast, J.Pillard 11+7reb+3ast, M.Tierney 6+4reb+1ast, B.Holloway 4+3reb+8ast, M.Exell 2+5reb
Perry Lakes H.: B.Purser 22+7reb+5ast, B.Carlwell 18+11reb, R.Cassir 14+8reb+1ast, R.Waters 9+3reb+6ast, R.O'Sullivan 2+2reb+1ast, M.Clarke 2+2reb
gschID: 541732


Joondalup Wolves - Kalamunda E.S. 98-93

Very expected game in Joondalup where 13th ranked Suns (4-16) were defeated by third ranked Wanneroo (12-4) 98-93 on Sunday. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts trailed by 10 points after three quarters before their 32-17 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Wanneroo looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Wanneroo made 7 blocks. Suns were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was naturalized Greek guard Trian Iliadis (190-89, college: ODU) who scored 35 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds. Canadian power forward Ryan Wright (206-87, college: Oklahoma) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Courtney Belger (187-89, college: Quincy) who recorded a double-double by scoring 23 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists and the other American import guard Rob Brandenberg (188-92, college: VCU) added 19 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists respectively. Four Suns players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Wanneroo maintains third place in League with 12-4 record having just fourteen point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Suns keep the thirteenth position with 16 games lost. Wanneroo will face Eagles (#10) in Morley in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Suns will play on the road against Giants in Kalgoorlie and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Joondalup Wolves: T.Iliadis 35+7reb+3ast, R.Wright 15+13reb+3ast, J.Wellsteed 9+3reb+3ast, R.Maxwell 9+9reb+2ast, R.Huntington 8+5reb+3ast, S.Salinas 8+2reb+7ast
Kalamunda E.S.: C.Belger 23+10reb+6ast, R.Brandenberg 19+5reb+6ast, J.Lewis 15+6reb+1ast, B.Grey 10+7reb, N.Drown 8+1reb+2ast, K.Horn 6+3reb
gschID: 541734


Kalamunda E.S. - Rockingham F. 77-86

Rather predictable result in Kalamunda where tenth ranked Flames (7-10) beat 13th ranked Suns (4-16) 86-77 on Saturday. Flames dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Suns' 26. They outrebounded Suns 48-25 including a 34-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American forward Vincent Zollo (206-92, college: Cleveland St.) who had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Donovon Jack (206-93, college: Penn St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points and 16 rebounds. Flames' coach used an eleven-player rotation saving starting five for next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Courtney Belger (187-89, college: Quincy) who recorded 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and power forward Ryan Blanchett (202-96) added 7 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Flames moved-up to ninth place in League. Loser Suns keep the thirteenth position with 16 games lost. Flames will face higher ranked Lightning (#8) in North Lake in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Suns will play on the road against Giants (#12) in Kalgoorlie and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rockingham F.: V.Zollo 20+12reb+2ast, D.Jack 15+16reb+3ast, R.Godfrey 14+2reb+2ast, M.Honey 9+2reb+1ast, J.Griffin 7+7reb+4ast, R.Jeffrey 6+1ast
Kalamunda E.S.: C.Belger 17+6reb+4ast, N.Drown 8+1ast, R.Blanchett 7+7reb, K.Horn 5+2reb, M.Kiernan 2+5reb+1ast, J.Diaz 2
gschID: 541733


East Perth E. - Willetton T. 92-81

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Tigers (13-3) against eleventh ranked Eagles (7-10) on Saturday night. Visiting Tigers were defeated by Eagles in Morley 92-81. They made 29-of-38 free shots (76.3 percent) during the game. Eagles forced 22 Tigers turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a great evening for swingman Drew Williamson (196-83, college: Metro St.) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points and 5 assists. Guard Mason Bragg (182-93) helped adding 9 points and 10 assists. The best for the losing side was American forward Ray Turner (206-90, college: Texas A&M) with 32 points and 8 rebounds and guard Damien Scott (190-92) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists. Tigers' coach tested eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Eagles moved-up to tenth place in League. Loser Tigers keep the second position with three games lost. Eagles will meet higher ranked Wanneroo (#3) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Tigers will play against Magic in Mandurah and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
East Perth E.: D.Williamson 22+1reb+5ast, K.Anthony 12+2reb, J.Tupaea 11+3reb, K.Davis 11+8reb+1ast, D.Tawhiti 10+2reb+1ast, M.Bragg 9+3reb+10ast
Willetton T.: R.Turner 32+8reb+2ast, J.Bowie 20+5reb+3ast, D.Scott 16+10reb+9ast, N.Cody 6+4reb, K.Armour 5+5reb+3ast, A.Black 2+3reb+3ast
gschID: 541731


Mandurah M. - Cockburn C. 75-90

Not a big story in a game in Mandurah where 14th ranked Magic (2-14) was defeated by sixth ranked Cougars (9-7) 90-75 on Saturday. It was a great shooting night for Cougars especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 58.8 percentage. The best player for the winners was American forward Jalen Billups (198-92, college: N.Kentucky, agency: Haylett Sports) who scored 24 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Point guard Lochlan Cummings (183, college: Hope International) chipped in 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Will McNeill (185-90, college: Washburn) who recorded 19 points and 4 assists and power forward Thomas Remmerswaal (199-86) added 18 points respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Magic's coach let to play twelve players saving starting five for next games. Cougars maintains sixth place in League with 9-7 record. Loser Magic keeps the fourteenth position with 14 games lost. Cougars will face Stirling S. (#7) in Perth in the next round. Magic will play at home against the league's second-placed Tigers (#2) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Cockburn C.: J.Billups 24+6reb+4ast, L.Cummings 19+8reb+4ast, G.Field 10+4reb+1ast, R.Della Maddalena 10+6reb+1ast, J.Holmes 7+1reb, S.Chan 7+4reb
Mandurah M.: W.McNeill 19+4reb+4ast, T.Remmerswaal 18+3reb+3ast, P.Ruot 12+3reb+1ast, S.Julitz 11+6reb+2ast, F.Klasztorny 7+6reb+2ast, C.Curtis 4+2reb
gschID: 541730


SW Slammers - Joondalup Wolves 97-94

Important game to mention about took place in Bunbury. Fifth ranked Slammers (9-5) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 3rd placed Wanneroo (12-4) 97-94 on Saturday evening. Slammers made 28-of-36 charity shots (77.8 percent) during the game, while Wanneroo only scored twelve points from the stripe. Slammers forced 19 Wanneroo turnovers. Wanneroo was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American-Irish forward Brian Voelkel (198-92, college: Vermont, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 19 rebounds. American guard Tre Nichols (180-89, college: Boise St., agency: SDJ Sports) contributed with 24 points, 8 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Naturalized Greek guard Trian Iliadis (190-89, college: ODU) answered with 25 points and 5 assists and Filipino guard Sebestian Salinas (190-85) added 19 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Wanneroo. Four Slammers and five Wanneroo players scored in double figures. Wanneroo's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Slammers maintains fifth place in League with 9-5 record. Wanneroo at the other side keeps the third position with four games lost. Slammers will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Wanneroo will play at home against Eagles and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
SW Slammers: T.Nichols 24+3reb+8ast, B.Voelkel 24+19reb+3ast, M.Lay 23+1reb+1ast, T.Puot 12+2reb+2ast, C.Weeden 8+2reb, C.Douglas 6+3reb
Joondalup Wolves: T.Iliadis 25+4reb+5ast, S.Salinas 19+5reb+6ast, R.Wright 15+10reb, R.Maxwell 14+9reb+4ast, R.Huntington 10+7reb, D.Matacz 5+2reb
gschID: 541729


Geraldton B. - Stirling S. 91-83

Everything went according to plan in Wonthella where first ranked Buccaneers (15-2) won against 7th ranked Stirling S. (7-7) 91-83 on Saturday. Buccaneers made 18-of-19 free shots (94.7 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American forward Dwayne Benjamin (201-93, college: Oregon) who scored 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import forward Maurice Barrow (196-92, college: Fairfield) chipped in 19 points and 5 assists. Four Buccaneers players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was power forward Ashley Litterick (202) who recorded a double-double by scoring 13 points and 16 rebounds and the former international forward Cody Ellis (203-90, college: St.Louis) added 24 points and 4 steals respectively. Buccaneers maintains first place in League with 15-2 record. Loser Stirling S. keeps the seventh position with seven games lost. Buccaneers will have a break next round. Stirling S. will play at home against Redbacks (#4) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Geraldton B.: D.Benjamin 20+6reb+4ast, M.Barrow 19+1reb+5ast, J.Hussey 15+7reb+1ast, M.Hancock 11+1ast, A.Ducas 11+3reb, A.Ralph 7+4reb+1ast
Stirling S.: C.Ellis 24+4reb+2ast, C.Wroe 16+5reb+7ast, A.Litterick 13+16reb+1ast, J.Coburn 7+1reb+4ast, T.Witts 2+3reb+4ast, J.Throns 0+1reb
gschID: 541727





Motum leaves Zalgiris - by Eurobasket News

27-year old Australian international power forward Brock Motum (208-111kg-90, college: Washington State) left B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (LKL). In 47 games he averaged 9.8ppg and 2.6rpg. He helped them to win the league title and the cup. He also played 30 games in Euroleague where he had 10.8ppg and 3.4rpg.
Among other achievements Motum received Eurobasket.com Lithuanian LKL All-Imports Team award in 2016.
He has been also a member of Australian international program for some years. Motum has regularly played for Australian senior team since 2009 and previously for U19 National Team back in 2009.
He represented Australia at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. Motum's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 4 games: 5.0ppg, 2.0rpg.
And here thanks to pro basketball Motum experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Australian and of course North American leagues. Motum has played previously professionally in Italy (Virtus Bologna), NBA (Utah Jazz) and Australia (Adelaide 36ers and Australian Institute Sport).
He attended Washington State until 2013 and it is his fifth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Motum's outlook: A not so athletic PF with great offensive skills. He's an opportunistic scorer, who can shoot the three. He anticipates well and knows how to get into position to score. Also, Brock is still learning a lot and will continue to improve.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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

Eurobasket.com All-Austrian League 1st Team 2017
Bogic Vujosevic
Vujosevic
Derek Jackson
Jackson
Predrag Miletic
Miletic
Carl Baptiste
Baptiste
Davor Lamesic
Lamesic

Player of the Year: Predrag Miletic (193-SG-84) of Vienna
Guard of the Year: Predrag Miletic (193-SG-84) of Vienna
Forward of the Year: Carl Baptiste (208-F/C-90) of Kapfenberg
Center of the Year: Davor Lamesic (205-PF-83) of Wels
Import Player of the Year: Predrag Miletic (193-SG-84) of Vienna
Domestic Player of the Year: Davor Lamesic (205-PF-83) of Wels
Coach of the Year: Michael Schrittwieser of Kapfenberg

1st Team
PG: Bogic Vujosevic (190-PG-92) of Kapfenberg
PG: Derek Jackson (185-PG-91) of Oberwart
SG: Predrag Miletic (193-SG-84) of Vienna
F/C: Carl Baptiste (208-F/C-90) of Kapfenberg
PF: Davor Lamesic (205-PF-83) of Wels

2nd Team
PG: Anthony Clemmons (186-PG-94) of Vienna
SG: Marko Car (188-SG-85) of Furstenfeld
G: Chris McNealy (194-G-92) of Oberwart
G: Andell Cumberbatch (196-G-93) of Oberwart
C: Jozo Rados (208-C-93) of Klosterneuburg

Honorable Mention
Filip Kramer (202-SF-92) of Kapfenberg
Kevin Payton (196-G-86) of Wels
DeJuan Wright (190-G-88) of Wels
Tilo Klette (206-C/F-77) of Gmunden
Michael Ojo (195-G-89) of Gmunden
Fabricio Vay (207-F-86) of Arkadia
Toni Blazan (195-F-92) of Gmunden
Florian Trmal (199-F-89) of Arkadia
Stjepan Stazic (199-G-78) of Vienna
Cameron Naylor (201-F-94) of UBSC Graz
Romed Vieider (195-SF-91) of Klosterneuburg
Marino Sarlija (207-C-89) of Furstenfeld
Sim Iliev (204-F-89) of Furstenfeld

All-Domestic Players Team
PG: Benedikt Danek (176-PG-86) of Arkadia
SG: Anton Maresch (191-SG-91) of UBSC Graz
F: Enis Murati (194-F-88) of Gmunden
PF: Davor Lamesic (205-PF-83) of Wels
C: Jozo Rados (208-C-93) of Klosterneuburg

All-Imports Team
PG: Bogic Vujosevic (190-PG-92) of Kapfenberg
PG: Derek Jackson (185-PG-91) of Oberwart
SG: Predrag Miletic (193-SG-84) of Vienna
F/C: Carl Baptiste (208-F/C-90) of Kapfenberg
F: Jamari Traylor (203-F-92) of Oberwart



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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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Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Codi MILLER-MCINTYRE
  Leuven
  (190-G-94)
  Avg: 17.2
 1. Miller-M., Leuven17.2 
 2. Clark, Antwerp15.9 
 3. Tofi, Aalstar14.7 
 4. Demps, Mons-Hai.14.2 
 5. Tuttle, Limburg .14.1 
 6. Troisfontain., Aalst.14.1 
 7. Channels, Kango.13.9 
 8. Ubel, Brussels13.9 
 9. Ware, Antwerp13.6 
 10. Samhan, Leuven13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ANDERSON
  Antwerp
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Anderson, Antwerp7.8 
 2. Badji, Kangoeroes7.0 
 3. Amis, Aalstar6.9 
 4. Ubel, Brussels6.7 
 5. Samhan, Leuven6.6 
 6. Ware, Antwerp6.5 
 7. Tuttle, Limburg .6.1 
 8. Fields, Liege6.1 
 9. Simmons, Brussels5.9 
 10. Dowe, Brussels5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Codi MILLER-MCINTYRE
  Leuven
  (190-G-94)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Miller-M., Leuven5.8 
 2. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.4 
 3. Anderson, Limburg .4.9 
 4. Channels, Kango.4.8 
 5. Clark, Antwerp4.5 
 6. Loubry, Brussels4.4 
 7. Marnegrave, Spirou4.1 
 8. Bosco, Mons-Hai.3.9 
 9. Tuttle, Limburg .3.8 
 10. Hertay, Liege3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Codi MILLER-MCINTYRE
  Leuven
  (190-G-94)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Miller-M., Leuven1.9 
 2. Punter, Antwerp1.9 
 3. Simpson, Liege1.5 
 4. Clark, Antwerp1.5 
 5. Bowman, Spirou1.5 
 6. Tuttle, Limburg .1.4 
 7. Channels, Kango.1.4 
 8. Billbury, Leuven1.3 
 9. Hertay, Liege1.3 
 10. Dowe, Brussels1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Bill AMIS
  Aalstar
  (206-PF-87)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Amis, Aalstar1.4 
 2. Boukichou, Oostende0.9 
 3. Fields, Liege0.9 
 4. Fusek, Spirou0.8 
 5. Henry, Kangoeroes0.7 
 6. Bako, Leuven0.7 
 7. Ubel, Brussels0.7 
 8. Olah, Mons-Hainaut0.6 
 9. Samhan, Leuven0.6 
 10. Ware, Antwerp0.6 


Oostende claim sixth straight League title - by Eurobasket News

Brussels - Oostende 64-77

Oostende extended their League dominance. They fired past Brussels on the road to celebrate the sixth consecutive title. The game was mostly controlled by Oostende. Basic-Fit Brussels managed to win second period 19-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Oostende had a 31-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of Serbian center Rasko Katic (208-80, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording 15 points. Serbian guard Dusan Djordjevic (193-83, agency: BeoBasket) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Oostende's coach Dario Gjergja used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American swingman Chris Dowe (193-91, college: Bellarmine) replied with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds and his fellow American import power forward Brandon Ubel (209-91, college: Nebraska, agency: Pensack Sports) added 9 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Basic-Fit Brussels.
Top scorers:
Brussels: C.Dowe 15+10reb+1ast, J.Simmons 11+3reb+1ast, D.Loubry 10+7ast, B.Ubel 9+8reb+1ast, A.Peciukevicius 7+2reb+1ast, G.Muya 6+3reb+1ast
Oostende: D.Djordjevic 17+1reb+3ast, R.Katic 15+4reb+2ast, J.Salumu 8+1reb+1ast, P.Gillet 7+7reb+2ast, C.Walden 7+5reb+1ast, K.Boukichou 6+5reb
gschID: 548137





Coach Tony van den Bosch (ex Oxaco) signs at Leeuwarden - by Eurobasket News

Aris Leeuwarden (Eredivisie) landed experienced 64-year old Belgian coach Tony van den Bosch. He coached most recently at Oxaco in Belgian Top Division I. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season van den Bosch coached at CEP Fleurus (also in Top Division I).
He was coaching Belgian Senior National Team between 1993 and 2002.
van den Bosch has coached also professionally for other Belgian teams like Gent Hawks, Antwerp Giants and Hasselt.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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Libobasquet Round 6: Vikingos defeat Univ. San Simon in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 6 in the Libobasquet took place in Tarija. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of second-best Univ. San Simon (4-2) to third ranked Vikingos (4-2) 92-89 in the game for the second place. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Univ. San Simon. Vikingos have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with defeated Univ. San Simon. Vikingos' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tarija to the arena La Salle Tarija.
Important game to mention about took place in Sucre. Sixth ranked Amistad (1-4) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 5th ranked CAN Oruro (1-5) 88-86 in the fight for the fifth place. Amistad left bottom position moving up to fifth place, which they share with La Salle Cochabamba and AND1 La Paz. It was CAN Oruro's fourth loss in a row. They dropped to the sixth position with five games lost. Amistad will play against higher ranked UAGRM (#4) in Santa Cruz in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. CAN Oruro's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Oruro to the arena Carl A-Z.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Potosi. Top-ranked host Calero (5-0) smashed 4th ranked Penarol (2-4) 127-72. Undefeated Calero have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 5-0 record, which they share with Pichincha. Penarol lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fourth place with four games lost. Calero will meet league's leader Pichincha on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Penarol will play against AND1 La Paz and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Santa Cruz. Second-best host UAGRM (2-2) lost to top-ranked Pichincha (5-0) 80-67. Pichincha have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 5-0 record, which they share with Calero. UAGRM at the other side dropped to the third place with two games lost. Pichincha's next round opponent will be league's leader Calero in Potosi and it will be for sure the game of the week. UAGRM will play on the road against Amistad in Sucre and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Cochabamba was also quite interesting. Third ranked La Salle Tarija (3-2) played at the court of 6th ranked La Salle Cochabamba (1-4). La Salle Tarija defeated La Salle Cochabamba 107-95 on Friday. La Salle Tarija moved-up to second place. Loser La Salle Cochabamba dropped to the fifth position with four games lost. La Salle Tarija's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tarija Vikingos.

In the last game of round 6 AND1 La Paz lost to Carl A-Z on the opponent's court 75-88.

La Salle Cochabamba - La Salle Tarija 95-107

The game in Cochabamba was also quite interesting. Third ranked La Salle Tarija (3-2) played at the court of 6th ranked La Salle Cochabamba (1-4). La Salle Tarija defeated La Salle Cochabamba 107-95 on Friday. La Salle Tarija moved-up to second place. Loser La Salle Cochabamba dropped to the fifth position with four games lost. La Salle Tarija's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tarija Vikingos.
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Carl A-Z - AND1 La Paz 88-75

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 5th ranked AND1 La Paz's (1-4) road loss to fourth ranked Carl A-Z (2-2) 75-88 on Friday. Carl A-Z moved-up to third place, which they share with UAGRM. Loser AND1 La Paz keeps the fifth position with four games lost. Carl A-Z's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Oruro CAN Oruro.
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Amistad - CAN Oruro 88-86

Important game to mention about took place in Sucre. Sixth ranked Amistad (1-4) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 5th ranked CAN Oruro (1-5) 88-86 in the fight for the fifth place. Amistad left bottom position moving up to fifth place, which they share with La Salle Cochabamba and AND1 La Paz. It was CAN Oruro's fourth loss in a row. They dropped to the sixth position with five games lost. Amistad will play against higher ranked UAGRM (#4) in Santa Cruz in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. CAN Oruro's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Oruro to the arena Carl A-Z.
gschID: 546290


Calero - Penarol 127-72

The game between Top Four teams took place in Potosi. Top-ranked host Calero (5-0) smashed 4th ranked Penarol (2-4) 127-72. Calero have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 5-0 record, which they share with Pichincha. Penarol lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fourth place with four games lost. Calero will meet league's leader Pichincha on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Penarol will play against AND1 La Paz and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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UAGRM - Pichincha 67-80

The game between Top Four teams took place in Santa Cruz. Second-best host UAGRM (2-2) lost to top-ranked Pichincha (5-0) 80-67. Pichincha have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 5-0 record, which they share with Calero. UAGRM at the other side dropped to the third place with two games lost. Pichincha's next round opponent will be league's leader Calero in Potosi and it will be for sure the game of the week. UAGRM will play on the road against Amistad in Sucre and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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Vikingos - Univ. San Simon 92-89

The most exciting game of round 6 in the Libobasquet took place in Tarija. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of second-best Univ. San Simon (4-2) to third ranked Vikingos (4-2) 92-89 in the game for the second place. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Univ. San Simon. Vikingos have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with defeated Univ. San Simon. Vikingos' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tarija to the arena La Salle Tarija.
gschID: 546289





Amistad signs John Florveus, ex Cactus Tbilisi - by Francisco Vega

Amistad Sucre (Libobasquet) signed 27-year old American center John Florveus (211-109kg-90, college: Georgia, agency: Elevate Agency). He played last season at Cactus Tbilisi in Georgian Superleague. In 32 games he had 14.9ppg, 12.8rpg (leader !!!) and 1.7bpg. Florveus helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Georgian League Import Player of the Year, Center of the Year and named to 1st Team.

He has played on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Florveus has played previously professionally in Germany (s Oliver Baskets and Wuerzburg), Japan (Tokyo Cinq Reves) and Romania (Timba Timosoara).

He attended University of Georgia until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BRAZIL  

Paulista Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Wesley SENA
  Contagem
  (210-C/F-96)
  Avg: 14.1
 1. Sena, Contagem14.1 
 2. Filho, Botafogo.14.0 
 3. Stocks, Blumenau14.0 
 4. Smith, Botafogo.13.7 
 5. Vezaro, Joinville13.7 
 6. de-Azevedo, Santos/M.12.8 
 7. Nepomuceno, Santos/M.11.9 
 8. Semmke, Blumenau11.6 
 9. Gaines, Blumenau11.5 
 10. Lima, Santos/M.11.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Durval PRADO
  Brusque
  (200-G/F-92)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Prado, Brusque10.3 
 2. Lazzaris, Blumenau7.5 
 3. Moreira, Botafogo.7.5 
 4. Silva, Blumenau7.4 
 5. Sena, Contagem6.5 
 6. Perez, Botafogo.6.2 
 7. Jeronimo, Joinville5.9 
 8. de-Azevedo, Santos/M.5.6 
 9. Froehlich, Joinville5.5 
 10. Russell, Botafogo.5.4 
Assists Per Game
 Eric ROMUALDO
  Contagem
  (185-PG-83)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Romualdo, Contagem4.7 
 2. Smith, Botafogo.4.6 
 3. Froehlich, Joinville4.1 
 4. Stocks, Blumenau3.6 
 5. Perez, Contagem3.4 
 6. Prado, Brusque3.1 
 7. Semmke, Blumenau2.7 
 8. Lima, Santos/M.2.5 
 9. Lima, Santos/M.2.4 
 10. Filho, Botafogo.2.4 
Steals Per Game
 Deonta STOCKS
  Blumenau
  (185-G-88)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Stocks, Blumenau3.1 
 2. Romualdo, Contagem1.8 
 3. Maistro, Contagem1.8 
 4. Froehlich, Joinville1.7 
 5. da-Silva, Botafogo.1.7 
 6. Perez, Contagem1.5 
 7. Lazzaris, Blumenau1.4 
 8. Lima, Santos/M.1.3 
 9. Russell, Botafogo.1.3 
 10. Ferreira, Botafogo.1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Alan TIAGO
  Brusque
  (202-F-91)
  Avg: 0.8
 1. Tiago, Brusque0.8 
 2. Sena, Contagem0.8 
 3. Perez, Botafogo.0.8 
 4. Lima, Santos/M.0.7 
 5. Gaines, Blumenau0.6 
 6. Silva, Blumenau0.6 
 7. Machado, Santos/M.0.6 
 8. Ferreira, Botafogo.0.5 
 9. Maistro, Contagem0.5 
 10. Jeronimo, Joinville0.5 


Liga Ouro Round 5 of Semi-Finals. Joinville reach Finals - by Eurobasket News

Contagem - Joinville 70-78

Joinville upset Contagem on the road to advance into Liga Ouro Finals. Joinville made 25-of-27 free shots (92.6 percent) during the game. Strangely Contagem outrebounded Joinville 44-32 including a 18-6 advantage in defensive rebounds. 25 personal fouls committed by Contagem helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Point guard Jeferson Froehlich (193-91) orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. The former international Andre Pereira (206-79) contributed with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Joinville's coach George Salles used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Power forward Wesley Sena (210-96) answered with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds and point guard Eric Romualdo (185-83) added 17 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals in the effort for Contagem. Five Joinville and four Contagem players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Contagem: E.Romualdo 17+5reb+6ast, W.Sena 16+12reb+1ast, R.Maistro 12+7reb+4ast, E.Oliveira 11+4reb+1ast, T.Perez 6+8reb+4ast, V.De Gusmao 4+1reb+2ast
Joinville: M.Dias 18+6reb, F.Vezaro 17+3reb+1ast, L.Vezaro 15+3reb+1ast, A.Pereira 14+6reb+5ast, J.Froehlich 14+6reb+8ast, A.Mendes 0
gschID: 548135





Hatano is back at Shimane Magic - by Eurobasket News

Shimane Susanoo Magic (B League D2) signed experienced 35-year old naturalized Brazilian forward Kazuya Hatano (192-97kg-82). It is actually his comeback to Shimane Magic as he has played here before. Hatano played last season at Ryukyu Golden Kings Okinawa in the B League. In 60 games he had just 2.8ppg and 2.5rpg. B League D2 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Hatano helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in B League West Division.
He was selected to Japanese BJ-League All-Star Game back in 2013.
Hatano was a member of Japanese U22 National Team in 2001.
He has spent his entire career in Japan playing for five other teams: Saitama Broncos, Senshu University, Osaka Evessa, Orange Vikings and Shiga L-Stars.
Hatano is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Shimane Magic.
Hatano could be described: A very good passer from the forward position, who can play the 3 and even the 4 spot if needed, thanks to his great rebounding and shot-blocking skills.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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  


Canadian U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Canadian U16 National Team 2017
#s#
Jefferson Koulibaly
Koulibaly
Taryn Todd
Todd
Cashius Mcneilly
Mcneilly
Luka Sakota
Sakota
Shemar Rathan-Mayes
Rathan-Mayes
#e#5
4Jefferson Koulibaly 190-PG
5Taryn Todd 185-PG-01
6Cashius Mcneilly 185-SG-01
7Luka Sakota 185-PG-01
8Shemar Rathan-Mayes 178-G-01 Huntington (WV)
9Matteus Case 182-SG-01
10Malachi Ndur 198-SF-01
12Benjamin Krikke 200-PF-01
13Charles Bediako 205-PF-02
14Victor Radocaj 200-F-01
15Paris Shand 200-PF-01

Craig Beaucamp Head Coach Victoria Canada
Michael Meeks Assistant



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  CHINA  


Iran beat China 63-60 in Basketball friendly - by Eurobasket News

Team Red of Chinese Men's basketball team suffered a blow in their first warm-up match of 2017 as they lost to Iran 63-60 here on Tuesday. According to the plan of Yao Ming, the newly elected CBA president, there will be two national teams under the entirely new system and each one led by one coach. The two teams will play in different international competitions before they merge into one in 2019 to prepare for the 2019 World Cup in China and the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Team Red, led by Li Nan, played their first friendly of the summer against their Asian Rival Iran. The Iranian outscored the host 16-8 in the second quarter to build a nine-point lead by halftime. They led as many as 14 in the third period and headed into the final quarter with 10. Lin Chang (206-F-88, college: Long Beach St.) boosted for China in that quarter. He scored 10 of China's 22 in that quarter and finished with a team-high 13 points. Abdusalam also scored 13 while Zhaor Rui scored all his eight points in the fourth quarter, which helped China to tie the score at 58-58 with one minute and 38 seconds to the end of the match. But Zhao JiWei (185-PG-95)'s buzzer-beater three-pointer attempt just went short and he failed to force an overtime. He finished with only five points. Sajjad Mashayekhi (180-PG-94) led Iran with a match-high 17 while Behnam Yakhchali (196-SG-95, agency: Three Eye Sports) added 15. The two teams will play their second match in Changchun, China on Friday.
Courtesy of: xinhuanet.com



Dominique Johnson (ex Openjobmetis V.) agreed terms with Lhasa - by Eurobasket News

Lhasa Jingtu (NBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old American shooting guard Dominique Johnson (192-88kg-87, college: Azusa Pacific, agency: Higher Vision Sports). He played most recently at Openjobmetis Varese in Italian Serie A. In 19 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.9apg last season.
In 2010 Johnson was drafted by Idaho Stampede (D-League) in third round (16th overall).
The former Azusa Pacific University (NCAA Div.II) staris in his eighth season in pro basketball.
Johnson has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Turkish Cup Final Four in 2016. Johnson received also All-NAIA D1 1st Team award back in 2010 at his college time.
Johnson is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (ALBA Berlin), Israel (Maccabi Rishon), Poland (Slask and Siarka), D-League (Sioux Falls Skyforce, Salt Lake City Stars, Texas Legends and Canton Charge), NBA (Minnesota Timberwolves) and Turkey (Banvit).
The scouts decsribe him following way: Dominique is an athletic 6'5" combo guard with a strong body and great ability to score and defend. He is an outstanding teammate and personality, a smart player who is better suited in Europe as a scorer and a top defender. Dominique is shockingly successful having come from a NAIA school. Even so, Dominique could easily become one of the top players in Europe even at the Euroleague level.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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 Break25.5 
 3. Roberson, Condores19.8 
 4. Coombs, Sabios18.4 
 5. Smith, Sabios18.3 
 6. Gurley, Caciques17.3 
 7. Romero, Piratas16.5 
 8. Almanza, Condores16.4 
 9. McCoy, Condores15.2 
 10. Perez, Academia14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karl MOORE
  Aguilas
  (203-PF-87)
  Avg: 15.1
 1. Moore, Aguilas15.1 
 2. Hernandez, Cimar.11.2 
 3. Romero, Piratas10.2 
 4. Sandidge, Aguilas10.2 
 5. Perez, Academia9.7 
 6. Almanza, Condores9.0 
 7. Quinones, Academia8.4 
 8. Romero, Piratas8.3 
 9. Cornelius, Caciques8.0 
 10. Ortiz, Fast Break7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Tyler MURRAY
  Academia
  (195-PG-90)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Murray, Academia6.5 
 2. Velandia, Aguilas6.4 
 3. Smith, Sabios5.5 
 4. McCoy, Condores4.8 
 5. Granados, Academia4.6 
 6. Reyes, Caciques4.3 
 7. Caicedo, Cimar.4.3 
 8. Coombs, Sabios4.1 
 9. Moreno, Cimarrones3.9 
 10. Salazar, Fast Break3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Antonio BIVINS
  Aguilas
  (198-F-92)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Bivins, Aguilas2.9 
 2. Diaz, Condores2.2 
 3. Carraway, Cimar.2.1 
 4. Murray, Academia2.0 
 5. Moreno, Cimarrones1.9 
 6. Renteria, Cimar.1.9 
 7. McCoy, Condores1.8 
 8. Roberson, Condores1.6 
 9. Reyes, Caciques1.6 
 10. Cornelius, Caciques1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Divier PEREZ
  Academia
  (201-F/C-89)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Perez, Academia1.7 
 2. Sandidge, Aguilas1.6 
 3. Quinones, Academia1.3 
 4. Cornelius, Caciques1.3 
 5. Haughton, Academia1.2 
 6. Mims, Piratas1.0 
 7. Hinestroza-J., Fast B.0.9 
 8. Asprilla, Caciques0.8 
 9. Bermudez, Condores0.8 
 10. Velez, Sabios0.8 


PBD Round 12: Piratas are defeated by Fast Break in a derby game - by Eurobasket News

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Bogota: Fast Break (#1) and Piratas (#8). Fast Break (9-1) smashed visiting Piratas (3-9) by 17 points 94-77. Fast Break looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Piratas' players. Worth to mention a great performance of Nigerian-American guard Henry Uhegwu (191-82, college: S.Utah) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 9 assists and the former international guard Stalin Ortiz (190-81, college: Valparaiso) who added 20 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Fast Break's coach used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was guard Gerson Pena (186-86) with 27 points and 5 rebounds. Fast Break have an impressive eight-game winning streak. Newly promoted Fast Break maintains first position with 9-1 record. Piratas lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with nine games lost. They share the position with Aguilas. Fast Break are looking forward to face Cimarrones (#5) in Quibdo-Choco in the next round. Piratas will play on the road against Condores in Cundinamarca and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Montana. Second ranked host Academia (7-3) defeated 3rd ranked Sabios (6-6) 95-78. The winners were led by the former international power forward Beyckar Aguaslimpias (204-88) who scored that evening 30 points and 9 rebounds (on 12-of-14 shooting from the field) and Divier Perez supported him with 17 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. Even 22 points and 5 assists by Canadian guard Ashton Smith (187-89, college: Indiana, PA) did not help to save the game for Sabios. Academia have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains second position with 7-3 record having just two points less than leader Fast Break. Sabios at the other side dropped to the fourth place with six games lost. Academia will play against Caciques (#3) in Valleduparnga in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Sabios will play at home against Patriotas and hope to get back on the winning track.
The game in Boyaca was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Caciques (6-4) played at the court of 7th ranked Patriotas (3-9). Caciques managed to secure a 5-point victory 80-75 on Wednesday. Americans were the main players on the court. The best player for the winners was Mark Cornelius who scored 24 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Robert Crawford who recorded 30 points and 9 rebounds. Patriotas' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Caciques moved-up to third place. Patriotas lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with nine games lost. They share it with Piratas. Caciques will meet league's second-placed Academia in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Patriotas will play against Sabios (#4) in Manizales and hope to secure a win.
The game in Cundinamarca was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Cimarrones (5-5) played at the court of sixth ranked Condores (5-7). Condores managed to secure a 4-point victory 89-85. It was a good game for Ryan McCoy who led his team to a victory with 21 points and 6 assists. Cimarrones' coach Plinio Rosero tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Condores maintains sixth position with 5-7 record. Cimarrones at the other side keep the fifth place with five games lost. Condores' next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Piratas (#8) in Bogota. Cimarrones will play at home against the league's leader Fast Break and hope to win that game.

The most impressive stats of the last round was 14 points and 11 rebounds by Luis Almanza of Condores.

Aguilas - Caciques 75-80

The game in Boyaca was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Caciques (6-4) played at the court of 7th ranked Patriotas (3-9). Caciques managed to secure a 5-point victory 80-75 on Wednesday. Americans were the main players on the court. The best player for the winners was guard Mark Cornelius (190-88, college: Mass.-Lowell) who scored 24 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Anthony Gurley (190-88, college: Massachusetts) chipped in 17 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was swingman Robert Crawford (201-90, college: Cent.Arkansas) who recorded 30 points and 9 rebounds and forward Antonio Bivins (198-92, college: Mass.-Lowell) added 20 points and 9 rebounds respectively. Patriotas' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Caciques moved-up to third place. Patriotas lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with nine games lost. They share it with Piratas. Caciques will meet league's second-placed Academia in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Patriotas will play against Sabios (#4) in Manizales and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Caciques: M.Cornelius 24+7reb+2ast, A.Gurley 17+7reb+5ast, D.Reyes 8+7reb+6ast, K.Walters Forbes 8+2reb+1ast, J.Jaimes 7+3reb, M.Bermudez 6+9reb
Aguilas: R.Crawford 30+9reb+2ast, A.Bivins 20+9reb+3ast, J.Velandia 11+4reb+3ast, F.Sandidge 7+12reb+4ast, J.Pardo 5+2reb, S.Maturana 2+5reb+1ast
gschID: 547232


Condores - Cimarrones 89-85

The game in Cundinamarca was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Cimarrones (5-5) played at the court of sixth ranked Condores (5-7). Condores managed to secure a 4-point victory 89-85. Condores players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. It was a good game for American point guard Ryan McCoy (183-87, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Haylett Sports) who led his team to a victory with 21 points and 6 assists. International forward Luis Almanza (196-91) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Five Condores players scored in double figures. American swingman Amir Carraway (198-91, college: Chico St.) replied with 20 points and 6 rebounds and center Cristian Arboleda (205-91) added 14 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Cimarrones. Cimarrones' coach Plinio Rosero tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Condores maintains sixth position with 5-7 record. Cimarrones at the other side keep the fifth place with five games lost. Condores' next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Piratas (#8) in Bogota. Cimarrones will play at home against the league's leader Fast Break and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Condores: R.McCoy 21+2reb+6ast, L.Roberson 18+1reb+4ast, R.Dyer 16+5reb+3ast, L.Almanza 14+11reb+3ast, H.Diaz 11+9reb+6ast, V.Bermudez 6+2reb
Cimarrones: A.Carraway 20+6reb+1ast, C.Arboleda 14+6reb+3ast, E.Renteria 10+5ast, E.Moreno 10+4reb+4ast, T.Williams 7+2reb+2ast, R.Caicedo 6+1reb+12ast
gschID: 547234


Academia - Sabios 95-78

The game between Top Four teams took place in Montana. Second ranked host Academia (7-3) defeated 3rd ranked Sabios (6-6) 95-78. Academia dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Sabios' 36. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. The winners were led by the former international power forward Beyckar Aguaslimpias (204-88) who scored that evening 30 points and 9 rebounds (on 12-of-14 shooting from the field) and the former international power forward Divier Perez (201-89) supported him with 17 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. Even 22 points and 5 assists by Canadian guard Ashton Smith (187-89, college: Indiana, PA) did not help to save the game for Sabios. Luis Blandon (-88) added 17 points and 8 rebounds. Five Academia and four Sabios players scored in double figures. Academia have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains second position with 7-3 record having just two points less than leader Fast Break. Sabios at the other side dropped to the fourth place with six games lost. Academia will play against Caciques (#3) in Valleduparnga in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Sabios will play at home against Patriotas and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Academia: B.Aguaslimpias 30+9reb, D.Perez 17+14reb+4ast, G.Diaz 16+7reb+6ast, T.Murray 12+7reb+9ast, S.Granados 12+1reb+4ast, O.Balbuena 6+3reb+1ast
Sabios: A.Smith 22+4reb+5ast, L.Blandon 17+8reb+2ast, S.Coombs 13+5reb+1ast, J.Velez 10+12reb+3ast, D.Castro 8, K.Jones 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 547231


Fast Break - Piratas 94-77

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Bogota: Fast Break (#1) and Piratas (#8). Fast Break (9-1) smashed visiting Piratas (3-9) by 17 points 94-77. Fast Break looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Piratas' players. Worth to mention a great performance of Nigerian-American guard Henry Uhegwu (191-82, college: S.Utah) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 9 assists and the former international guard Stalin Ortiz (190-81, college: Valparaiso) who added 20 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Fast Break's coach used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was guard Gerson Pena (186-86) with 27 points and 5 rebounds and American guard Brandon Givens (198-87, college: NC-Wesleyan) scored 13 points and 5 assists. Fast Break have an impressive eight-game winning streak. Newly promoted Fast Break maintains first position with 9-1 record. Piratas lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with nine games lost. They share the position with Aguilas. Fast Break are looking forward to face Cimarrones (#5) in Quibdo-Choco in the next round. Piratas will play on the road against Condores in Cundinamarca and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Fast Break: S.Ortiz 20+6reb+3ast, H.Uhegwu 20+1reb+9ast, D.Crockrell 14+2reb+2ast, C.Ordonez 11+1reb+1ast, M.Hinestroza Javes 8+6reb+1ast, M.Sneed 7
Piratas: G.Pena 27+5reb+3ast, B.Givens 13+3reb+5ast, J.Romero 12+6reb, J.Mendoza 9+4reb+1ast, D.Hernandez 8+2reb+4ast, N.Lozano 8+2reb
gschID: 547233





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

26-year old point guard Tyler Murray (195-PG-90) had an amazing evening in the last round for second-ranked Academia and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11.
He got a double-double of 19 points and 17 assists, while his team crushed Sabios (#4, 6-6) with 23-point margin 103-80. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Academia maintains the 2nd position in Colombian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Academia will need more victories to improve their 7-3 record. Murray just recently signed at Academia, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Wagner College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Murray is league's best passer with 6.5apg. Murray is in league's top in and averages solid 63.4% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Ryan McCoy (183-PG-87, agency: Haylett Sports) of Condores. He is American guard in his first season at Condores. In the last game McCoy recorded impressive 28 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists. Of course Condores cruised to a 92-80 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked Cimarrones (#5, 5-5). Condores' 6th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 5-7 record. McCoy is one of the most experienced players at Condores and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.2ppg (#9). His other stats are also decent: 4.5rpg and 4.8apg.

Third place about best performers goes to another Condores' star - forward Lamar Roberson (203-F-86, agency: Haylett Sports). Roberson showcased his all-around game by recording 24 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in the last round. He was another key player of Condores, helping his team with a 92-80 win against slightly higher-ranked Cimarrones (#5, 5-5). The chances of Condores ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 7 games, recording just five victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Roberson could help Condores to bring them higher in the standings. Roberson has a great season in Colombia. After 12 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.8ppg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Hector Diaz (197-G/F-92) of Condores - 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Divier Perez (201-F/C-89) of Academia - 22 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Gary Diaz (193-G-92) of Academia - 22 points and 7 rebounds
7. John Hernandez (207-C-84) of Cimarrones - 13 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists
8. Jhon Romero (199-F-85) of Piratas - 21 points and 15 rebounds
9. Dallis Joyner (203-F/C-90) of Aguilas - 16 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Justin Martin (198-F-90) of Caciques - 18 points, 7 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)



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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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





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St Chamond welcomes back Paumier - by Eurobasket News

Saint Chamond Basket Valle du Gier (ProB) inked 29-year old Cuban power forward Grismay Paumier (204-88). It is actually his comeback to Saint Chamond as he has played here before. Paumier is a well-known player in French ProB where he played most recently at Boulogne in the ProB. In 33 games he averaged 9.7ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.0apg and 1.3bpg last season. Paumier helped them to make it to the cup final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Saint Chamond. In 31 ProB games he had 8.2ppg and 5.2rpg.
Among other achievements Paumier received Eurobasket.com All-French NM1 Center of the Year award back in 2014.
He also represented Cuba at the CBC Championships in Tortilla (BVI) eight years ago. Paumier's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were : 2 games: 3.0ppg, 3.5rpg.
Paumier has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Paumier has played previously professionally in Spain (Cambados) and Cuba (Metropolitanos).
His game is described as: A young, very promising inside player, who loves gym work. Has long arms and great athletic skills, he's yet a good rebounder and shot blocker. Needs to improve his foot work and coordination. He's not really 6-10 however, true height is around 6-8. Started playing organized basketball at only 18, so he has huge upside.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Portviejo lands Adriano Barreras, ex Camaguey - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion H.R. Portviejo (National League) tabbed 25-year old Cuban point guard Adriano Barreras (184-78kg-92). The last time (12-13) he played at Tigres de Camaguey in Cuban LSB league. Barreras missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
Barreras helped his team to make it to the Cuban LSB Semifinals in 2013.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Usti nad Labem Tab Spencer Svejcar for 2017-18 Season - by Surujh Roopnarine

The latest addition to SLUNETA Usti nad Labem for the new 2017-18 season is 6-4 guard/forward Spencer Svejcar (193-G-94).
Svejcar just completed his collegiate career at (NCAA2) Alaska-Anchorage. In 29 games he averaged a solid 15.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists and shot 46.4% from the field, including 45.8% from behind the arc. A sharp-shooting wing, Svejcar looks to bring his long-range touch to the European game in his first professional season.



Donald Robinson Signs Deal with SLUNETA Usti nad Labem - by Surujh Roopnarine

SLUNETA Usti nad Labem have announced their first new signing for the 2017-18 season and it is Donald Robinson (193-G-89, college: W.Virginia Tech). Robinson, a 6-4 guard/forward is a familiar face to the NBL, having spent the 2014-15 season with BK Lions Jindrichuv Hradec. That season he put up tremendous numbers, averaging 18.2 points (#3), 4.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.6 steals (#4) and shooting 51.2% 2FG and 32.1% 3FG in 45 games. The team that season finished 8th in the NBL and was their most successful in the NBL to date.

During 2015-16 Robinson played in Hungary for Atomeromu SE Paks, where in 43 contests posted averages of 10.2ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.7apg, 1.2spg.



Lukas Festr Agreed to Terms with BK Decin; Ondrej Siska Will Not Continue - by Surujh Roopnarine

BK Armex Decin (NBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old point guard Lukas Festr (185-80kg-94) from USK Praha. Festr has played there for the last five years. In 36 NBL games he recorded 8.0ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.5apg last season.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Czech Republic 1Liga Guard of the Year award back in 2014.
Festr represented Czech Republic at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) three years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 9.7ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.8apg, FGP: 39.3%, 3PT: 21.1%, FT: 86.4%.
Festr has played previously for BC Benesov.

The moves comes as a response to the announcement that guard Ondrej Siska (190-PG-93) would not continue with Decin in 2017-18. Siska, 23, appeared in 45 games this past season, averaging 7.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists while shooting 37.2% overall from the field.

Decin, coming off back-to-back trips to the NBL Finals, will hope to repeat that success next season.





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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. Santana, Titanes .21.4 
 3. Guzman, Soles SD21.1 
 4. Bailey, Reales LV19.3 
 5. Rhett, Leones SD18.6 
 6. Suero, Indios SFM18.1 
 7. Foster, Huracane.18.0 
 8. Carter, Huracane.17.9 
 9. Gaines, Metros S.17.8 
 10. Glenn, Metros S.17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jhonatan ARAUJO
  Leones SD
  (208-C-96)
  Avg: 11
 1. Araujo, Leones SD11.0 
 2. McCombs, Soles SD9.3 
 3. Mitchell, Metros S.8.9 
 4. Jones, Caneros LR8.8 
 5. Santana, Titanes .8.7 
 6. Suero, Indios SFM8.4 
 7. Horford, Titanes .8.3 
 8. Louis, Soles SD8.0 
 9. Rhett, Leones SD7.9 
 10. Glenn, Metros S.7.4 
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. Fortuna, Leones SD4.5 
 5. De-Leon, Metros S.4.3 
 6. Carter, Huracane.4.1 
 7. Miller, Leones SD4.0 
 8. Glenn, Metros S.4.0 
 9. Maye, Reales LV3.8 
 10. Santana, Titanes .3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Kelly BEIDLER
  Caneros LR
  (199-F-88)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Beidler, Caneros LR2.4 
 2. Rose, Huracanes PP2.1 
 3. Suero, Indios SFM2.0 
 4. Louis, Soles SD1.7 
 5. Valdez, Huracane.1.7 
 6. Suero, Indios SFM1.6 
 7. De-Leon, Metros S.1.6 
 8. Fortuna, Leones SD1.4 
 9. Jones, Caneros LR1.3 
 10. Fortuna, Titanes .1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Tony MITCHELL
  Metros S.
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Mitchell, Metros S.2.4 
 2. Okosun, Reales LV1.7 
 3. McCombs, Soles SD1.3 
 4. Horford, Titanes .1.2 
 5. Evangelista, Caner.1.2 
 6. Garcia, Indios SFM0.9 
 7. Garcia, Caneros LR0.9 
 8. Glenn, Metros S.0.9 
 9. Rhett, Leones SD0.9 
 10. Freeman, Caner.0.8 


Terrance Woodbury (ex Bambitious Nara) signs at Titanes Licey - by Eurobasket News

Titanes del Licey (LNB) landed 30-year old American guard Terrance Woodbury (201-101kg-87, college: Georgia). He played most recently at Bambitious Nara in Japanese B League D2. In 32 games he averaged impressive 17.7ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.7apg and 1.2spg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese B League D2 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
The previous (15-16) season Woodbury played at San en NeoPhoenix (B League) in Japanese league where in 29 games he had very remarkable stats: 18.6ppg, 6.2rpg, 2.8apg and 1.1spg.
Woodbury's team won Japanese BJ League Western Division Regular Season in 2013.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Woodbury experienced life in seven different countries playing on four different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Woodbury has played previously professionally also in Austria (Redwell Gunners Oberwart), Poland (AZS Koszalin), Sweden (BC Lulea), Nicaragua (Matagalpa), Dominican Republic (Leones de Santo Domingo), D-League (Austin Spurs) and Japan (Ryukyu Golden Kings Okinawa and Shiga L-Stars).
He attended previously one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on he way to pro basketball.
Woodbury attended University of Georgia until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: He is a very athletic and skilled small forward. He can handle the basketball and he has a nice jump shot. He would have been on our first team but had a slow first day.

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LNB Round 6: Metros STGO takes over a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Metros STGO as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Metros STGO defeated 6th ranked Titanes Licey in Santiago 109-91. The game was mostly controlled by Metros STGO. Titanes Licey managed to win fourth quarter 31-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Metros STGO shot the lights out from three sinking 16 long-distance shots on high 51.6 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a good game for point guard Adris De-Leon (180-84, college: E.Washington) who led his team to a victory with 23 points and 4 assists. Guard Nehemias Morillo (196-92, college: S.Florida) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Naturalized Spanish power forward Edward Santana (203-80) replied with 27 points and 5 assists for Titanes Licey. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Metros STGO have a solid three-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Leones SD. Titanes Licey lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom place with five games lost. They share the position with Soles SD and Reales LV. Titanes Licey will play next round against Reales LV trying to get back on the winning streak. Metros STGO will try to continue on its current victory against seventh ranked Soles SD in Santo Domingo.
Leading Leones SD (6-2) recorded its second loss in Santo Domingo. Hosts were edged by fifth ranked Huracanes PP (3-4) 80-77. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Leones SD. Nigerian-Jamaican swingman Weyinmi Rose (196-86, college: Providence) scored 23 points (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) to lead the charge for the winners and Maurice Carter chipped in 20 points during the contest. Huracanes PP's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. The best for the losing side was naturalized American MJ Rhett (206-92, college: Mississippi) with 23 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Huracanes PP moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Caneros LR. Defending champion Leones SD still keeps top position with two games lost. They share it with Metros STGO. Huracanes PP will play against Caneros LR (#4) in La Romana in the next round. Leones SD will play on the road against Indios SFM in San Francisco and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Indios SFM (5-2) against seventh ranked Caneros LR (3-4) on Tuesday night. Visiting Indios SFM was defeated by Caneros LR in a tough game in La Romana 89-97. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Indios SFM. Austin Freeman notched 25 points and 5 assists to lead the effort. Even 23 points and 7 rebounds by Gerardo Suero did not help to save the game for Indios SFM. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Caneros LR have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Huracanes PP. Indios SFM at the other side dropped to the third position with two games lost. Caneros LR will meet Huracanes PP (#5) in the next round. Indios SFM will play against the league's second-placed Leones SD and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Reales LV managed to get a second victory, breaking the four-game losing streak. This time they won against sixth-ranked Soles SD in La Vega 112-102. The best player for the winners was Ollie Bailey who scored 26 points and 8 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Reales LV (2-5) moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Soles SD and Titanes Licey. Soles SD lost third consecutive game. Reales LV's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Titanes Licey (#8) in San Cristobal.

Leones SD - Huracanes PP 77-80

Leading Leones SD (6-2) recorded its second loss in Santo Domingo. Hosts were edged by fifth ranked Huracanes PP (3-4) 80-77. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Leones SD. It looked good early as Leones SD took a 4-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Huracanes PP had a 23-16 second period charge getting the lead and Leones SD was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 77-80. Huracanes PP forced 19 Leones SD turnovers. Nigerian-Jamaican swingman Weyinmi Rose (196-86, college: Providence) scored 23 points (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) to lead the charge for the winners and naturalized American guard Maurice Carter (183-83, college: Robert Morris) chipped in 20 points during the contest. Huracanes PP's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. The best for the losing side was naturalized American MJ Rhett (206-92, college: Mississippi) with 23 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and American forward Travis Daniels (202-92, college: Mississippi St.) scored 21 points and 7 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). Huracanes PP moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Caneros LR. Defending champion Leones SD still keeps top position with two games lost. They share it with Metros STGO. Huracanes PP will play against Caneros LR (#4) in La Romana in the next round. Leones SD will play on the road against Indios SFM in San Francisco and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Huracanes PP: W.Rose 23+2reb+1ast, M.Carter 20+3reb+2ast, K.Beidler 13+6reb+2ast, J.Bohannon 8+2reb+3ast, A.Montas 4+2reb, L.Jacobo 4+3reb+1ast
Leones SD: M.Rhett 23+8reb+4ast, T.Daniels 21+7reb+3ast, J.Araujo 15+7reb, J.Corporan 6+3reb+4ast, E.Fortuna 6+3reb+5ast, G.Acosta 4+4reb+2ast
gschID: 546048


Metros STGO - Titanes Licey 109-91

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Metros STGO as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Metros STGO defeated 6th ranked Titanes Licey in Santiago 109-91. The game was mostly controlled by Metros STGO. Titanes Licey managed to win fourth quarter 31-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Metros STGO shot the lights out from three sinking 16 long-distance shots on high 51.6 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a good game for point guard Adris De-Leon (180-84, college: E.Washington) who led his team to a victory with 23 points and 4 assists. Guard Nehemias Morillo (196-92, college: S.Florida) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Five Metros STGO players scored in double figures. Naturalized Spanish power forward Edward Santana (203-80) replied with 27 points and 5 assists and American guard Terrance Woodbury (201-87, college: Georgia) added 19 points in the effort for Titanes Licey. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Metros STGO have a solid three-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Leones SD. Titanes Licey lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom place with five games lost. They share the position with Soles SD and Reales LV. Titanes Licey will play next round against Reales LV trying to get back on the winning streak. Metros STGO will try to continue on its current victory against seventh ranked Soles SD in Santo Domingo.
Top scorers:
Metros STGO: A.De Leon 23+1reb+4ast, N.Morillo 20+3ast, A.Filion 11+4reb+3ast, R.Glenn 11+5reb+3ast, T.Mitchell 10+9reb+1ast, F.Gaines 10+1reb+1ast
Titanes Licey: E.Santana 27+3reb+5ast, T.Woodbury 19+3reb+3ast, D.Moquete 9+5reb, R.Crisostomo 8+5reb+2ast, H.Valdez 8+6reb+2ast, P.Rembert 5
gschID: 546049


Reales LV - Soles SD 112-102

Bottom-ranked Reales LV managed to get a second victory, breaking the four-game losing streak. This time they won against sixth-ranked Soles SD in La Vega 112-102. The game was mostly controlled by Reales LV. Soles SD was better in fourth quarter 36-32. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 28-of-31 charity shots (90.3 percent) during the game. Reales LV players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. The best player for the winners was American swingman Ollie Bailey (201-85, college: Oklahoma City) who scored 26 points and 8 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). The former international swingman James Maye (201-81, college: NC-Greensboro) chipped in 16 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Ramon Ruiz (188-83) who recorded 17 points and 8 assists and American power forward Dwight McCombs (203-89, college: Cent.Florida, agency: DTMones) added 13 points and 14 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Reales LV (2-5) moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Soles SD and Titanes Licey. Soles SD lost third consecutive game. Reales LV's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Titanes Licey (#8) in San Cristobal.
Top scorers:
Reales LV: O.Bailey 26+8reb+1ast, Y.Minaya 17+2ast, J.Maye 16+6reb+5ast, J.Coronado 10+4ast, A.Okosun 10+8reb, A.Pena 9+4reb+4ast
Soles SD: M.Guzman 24+1reb+2ast, R.Ruiz 17+3reb+8ast, H.Maldonado 14+2reb+2ast, D.McCombs 13+14reb+1ast, E.Araujo 10+3reb, M.Carey Jr. 9+6reb+3ast
gschID: 546047


Caneros LR - Indios SFM 97-89

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Indios SFM (5-2) against seventh ranked Caneros LR (3-4) on Tuesday night. Visiting Indios SFM was defeated by Caneros LR in a tough game in La Romana 89-97. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Indios SFM. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Indios SFM won third quarter 31-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Caneros LR looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. American guard Austin Freeman (194-89, college: Georgetown) notched 25 points and 5 assists to lead the effort and swingman Andy Williams (195-80, agency: Court Side) supported him with 20 points. Even 23 points and 7 rebounds by naturalized American guard Gerardo Suero (196-89, college: Albany) did not help to save the game for Indios SFM. Juan-Miguel Suero (198-93) added 15 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Five Indios SFM players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Caneros LR have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Huracanes PP. Indios SFM at the other side dropped to the third position with two games lost. Caneros LR will meet Huracanes PP (#5) in the next round. Indios SFM will play against the league's second-placed Leones SD and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Caneros LR: A.Freeman 25+2reb+5ast, A.Williams 20+4reb+1ast, M.Evangelista 12+6reb, T.Gilder 9+3reb+2ast, E.Soliman 8+4reb+8ast, J.Garcia 8+5reb
Indios SFM: G.Suero 23+7reb+2ast, A.Gibbs 17+2reb+1ast, T.Shannon 16+10reb+1ast, A.Salas Flores 16+9reb+2ast, J.Miguel Suero 15+6reb+9ast, C.De La Rosa 2+1reb
gschID: 546046





Dominican Republic U16 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Malvin Payero
Payero
Julio Rodriguez
Rodriguez
David Jones
Jones
Giancarlo Bastianoni
Bastianoni
Saint Hilaire
Hilaire
#e#5
4Malvin Payero 182-PG-01
5Jean Montero 185-G-03
6Julio Santana 167-PG-01
7Julio Rodriguez 180-PG-01 Sonsonate El Salvador
8David Jones 193-F/G-01
9Emmanuel Rodriguez 182-PG-01
10Derekjeter Mejia 182-G-01
11Enmanuel Ferreras 193-F/G-01
12Giancarlo Bastianoni 198-F-01
13Saint Hilaire 190-G-01 Navarro JC USA
14Fuhit Edouard 190-G-01
15Anfernee De La Rosa 193-F/G-02

Melvyn Lopez Head Coach Mauricio Baez Dominican Republic
Jose Cabrera Assistant



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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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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Cobena re-signs at Portviejo - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion H.R. Portviejo (National League) confirmed in their roster 20-year old international swingman Erick Cobena (194-97). He played there last season. He helped them to win the league title despite they ended the regular season at the second place.
Despite young age Cobena had impressive career. He was voted Latinbasket.com All-South American Championships U17 Honorable Mention back in 2013.
He has been also a member of Ecuadorian international program for some years. Cobena has regularly played for Ecuadorian senior team since 2014 and previously for U17 National Team in 2013.
He represented Ecuador at the South American Championships in Caracas (Venezuela) last year. His stats at that event were 2 games: 0pts.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Portviejo lands Adriano Barreras, ex Camaguey - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion H.R. Portviejo (National League) tabbed 25-year old Cuban point guard Adriano Barreras (184-78kg-92). The last time (12-13) he played at Tigres de Camaguey in Cuban LSB league. Barreras missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
Barreras helped his team to make it to the Cuban LSB Semifinals in 2013.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Brandon Thompson (ex Arcense) joins Juvenil - by Eurobasket News

Juvenil de Vinces (National League) agreed terms with American guard Brandon Thompson (193, college: Huston-Tillotson). He played this summer at Arcense in Salvadorean Liga MB. In 12 games he had very impressive stats: 37.0ppg, 7.8rpg, 1.8apg and 2.0spg. The last season Thompson played at Al Wehda (SBL) in Saudi Arabian league. Quite impressive season as he was named to Asia-Basket.com All-Saudi Arabian SBL Honorable Mention.
He graduated from Huston-Tillotson University in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Guerra re-signs at Juvenil - by Eurobasket News

Juvenil de Vinces (National League) confirmed in their roster 21-year old international forward Alexaner Guerra (196-96). He played there last season.
Guerra also represented Ecuador at the South American Championships in Caracas (Venezuela) last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 3.3ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.5apg.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Brandon Thompson (ex Arcense) joins Juvenil - by Eurobasket News

Juvenil de Vinces (National League) agreed terms with American guard Brandon Thompson (193, college: Huston-Tillotson). He played this summer at Arcense in Salvadorean Liga MB. In 12 games he had very impressive stats: 37.0ppg, 7.8rpg, 1.8apg and 2.0spg. The last season Thompson played at Al Wehda (SBL) in Saudi Arabian league. Quite impressive season as he was named to Asia-Basket.com All-Saudi Arabian SBL Honorable Mention.
He graduated from Huston-Tillotson University in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lietuvos Rytas re-signs coach Kurtinaitis - by Eurobasket News

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius and head coach Rimas Kurtinaitis (agency: Alti Sport ) have reached an agreement to remain together for another season. Kurtinaitis, 57, is the winningest coach in 7DAYS EuroCup history; he won the competition three times - once with Rytas in 2009 and twice more with Khimki in 2012 and 2015. A legendary shooter, Kurtinaitis won an Olympic gold medal with the Soviet Union in 1988 and two bronze medals with Lithuania in 1992 and 1996. He started his coaching career with Gala Baku of Azerbaijan and also worked for Ural Great of Russia, Sakalai Vilnius of Lithuania and Slask Wroclaw of Poland before joining Rytas in 2008. In his first stint with the club, Kurtinaitis not only helped Rytas win its second EuroCup title, but also led it to back-to-back Lithuanian League and Cup doubles as well as the Baltic League trophy in 2009. Kurtinaitis went on to coach VEF Riga of Latvia before joining Khimki in March 2011. He immediately delivered by leading the team to its first VTB League title in 2011. He started the 2016-17 season with Pallacanestro Cantu, re-joining Rytas in February.
Courtesy of: eurocupbasketball.com



7DAYS EuroCup Board meets ahead of 2017-18 season - by Eurobasket News

The 7DAYS EuroCup Board, composed of ALBA Berlin, Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius, the Adriatic League, the Spanish League and the United Basketball League, met on Wednesday ahead of the upcoming season to hold key discussions on the future of the competition. To start with, Euroleague Basketball executives presented the attendees with some indicators about the positive results about the 2016-17 season, including growth of in-arena attendance and audience, both on television and digital. Board members were also presented with the access criteria that was shared in the Domestic Leagues Meeting last December that remained unaltered, and reviewed the proposed list of 24 teams in the 2017-18 7DAYS EuroCup, the second-tier continental club competition. The list features clubs from 9 Domestic Leagues and 12 countries. Teams will be playing in four regular season groups of six teams, with 16 teams advancing to the Top 16 phase, featuring four groups of four teams. Eight teams will qualify for best-of-three quarterfinals, which will be followed by best-of-three semifinals and best-of-three finals.
The list of clubs are Cedevita Zagreb, Partizan NIS Belgrade, Buducnost VOLI Podgorica, Paris Levallois, ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne, Limoges CSP, ratiopharm Ulm, FC Bayern Munich, ALBA Berlin, Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem, Dolomiti Energia Trento, Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia, Fiat Turin, Lietkabelis Panevezys, Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius, Zenit St Petersburg, Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar, Unics Kazan, Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas, MoraBanc Andorra, RETAbet Bilbao Basket, Darussafaka Istanbul, Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul and Tofas Bursa.
Clubs and Leagues were also presented with the financial and economic distribution framework. As announced earlier this month, the 2017-18 EuroCup season will mark the start of a new framework with regards to the collective management of competition media rights after the agreement announced with WME | IMG, by which a similar model to that of the EuroLeague will be implemented. This will result in significant increases in the guaranteed sports pool economic distribution as well as unprecedented revenues distributed through the market pool. The 7DAYS EuroCup will be the European basketball club competition with the second highest average economic distribution per club, behind only the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague. The WME | IMG - Euroleague Basketball agreement will secure significant investment in production and marketing to grow the EuroCup's quality and footprint, and will also make all competition games available at the existing OTT Euroleague.tv platform. As the previous season, Euroleague Basketball will continue to cover all team and player registration, officiating and other administrative expenses. Next in the agenda, attendees reviewed the proposed calendar for the 2017-18 competition, which will run from October 11 until April 16, when the last game of the best-of-three finals will be played, if necessary. The members of the EuroCup Board also reviewed and discussed the most notable modifications to the competition bylaws, covering a range of proposals including gameday operations, arena regulations, marketing and communications, audiovisual, instant replay reviewable matters and disciplinary, amongst others.
Courtesy of: eurocupbasketball.com



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Olympiacos keep Printezis for another season - by Eurobasket News

Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus (A1) re-signed 32-year old international power forward Georgios Printezis (204-104kg-85, agency: Octagon Europe). He has played there for the last six seasons. In 31 A1 games he recorded 9.1ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.3apg last season. Printezis helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. Great season indeed as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Forward of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Domestic Players Team. Printezis also played 32 games in Euroleague where he averaged 12.8ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.0apg. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague 1st Team.
In 2007 Printezis was drafted by San Antonio Spurs (NBA) in second round (58th overall).
Among other achievements he won Greek League championship title in 2012, 2015 and 2016.
Printezis was also a member of Greek international program for some years. He played for Greek Senior National Team between 2008 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2004 and 2005.
Printezis also represented Greece at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 10.6ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 60.0%, 3PT: 41.2%, FT: 90.9%.
Printezis has played also professionally in Spain (Unicaja Malaga).
The scouts decsribe him following way: (by Aran Smith for NBADraft.net in 2007)
Small forward who plays with great energy and hustle ... Really has a great attitude and knows no other way than giving full effort ... Solid athlete, with good size to play the 3 ... Very strong one on one player considering he's European ... Has solid aggressiveness, attacking the basket ...
Not a great passer, but shows a willingness to look for the open teammate ... Lacks great foot speed laterally, but not terrible ..
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Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Vassilis Spanoulis

Forwards:
Georgios Printezis
Ioannis Papapetrou
Dimitrios Agravanis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Aaron Jackson leaves CSKA Moscow - by Eurobasket News

31-year old American guard Aaron Jackson (190-83kg-86, college: Duquesne) left Defending champion CSKA Moscow (VTB). Jackson has played there for the last five years. In 34 Euroleague games he averaged 7.6ppg, 1.4rpg and 3.6apg. Jackson helped them to make it to the Euroleague Final Four. He played there also last season. Jackson also played 32 games in VTB United League where he had 8.2ppg, 1.8rpg and 4.0apg. He contributed to his team winning the VTB United League championship (twice) (also twice).
Among other achievements Jackson received Eurobasket.com All-Spanish ACB 3rd Team award back in 2012.
He has played also professionally in Italy (Virtus Bologna), Turkey (Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye) and Spain (RETAbet Bilbao Basket).
Jackson attended University of Duquesne until 2009 and it is his ninth season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: Can spend time in both the guard position, has good offensive skills, his team mentality allows him to be a good PG even at European level. He's enough tall and strong to succesfully guard the opposite SGs, in some seasons he could become a star at Euroleague level.

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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.

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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



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  FIBA AMERICAS U16  


Day 1 in Formosa - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Canada - Argentina 75-61
Canada outgunned Argentina for 1-0 record in Group A. Cashius Mcneilly (185-SG-01) delivered 22 points for the North American side. Canada dominated in the first half. They established a 43:26 halftime advantage. Argentina narrowed the gap in the second half but could not avoid the loss. Shemar Rathan-Mayes (178-G-01) accounted for 9 points for the winners. Gaston Bertona (178-PG-01) answered with 21 points for the hosts.

Venezuela - Paraguay 64-70
Paraguay rallied past Venezuela to open win count at the tournament. Jose Barreto (185-F-01) and Matheus Blaich (188-F-01) recorded 16 points each for the winners. Venezuela secured a 31:29 halftime lead. But Paraguay responded with a 26:19 rally in the final stanza and iced the victory. Fabricio Ruiz (187-G-02) had 12 points in the win. Alhan Diaz (175-G-01) and Andres Marrero (186-F-02) answered with 15 points each for Venezuela.

Group B
USA - Puerto Rico 110-69
USA captured the first victory at the championship. They cruised past Puerto Rico in Group B. Five players scored in double digits for the winners. Vernon Carey (204-C-01) banked in 17 points and 9 boards for USA. They grabbed a 24:11 lead ten minutes into the game. USA unloaded 62 points in the second half to ease to the win. Roderick Hampton (193-G-01) chipped in 16 points in the victory. Luis Rolon (185-G-01) answered with 18 points for Puerto Rico.

Mexico - Dominican Republic 45-86
Dominican Republic opened win count in Formosa. They drubbed Mexico in the opener. David Jones (193-F/G-01) stepped up with 22 points to lead the winning side. Dominican Republic piled up a comfortable 47:23 halftime lead. They did not loosen the grasp in the second half marching to a well-deserved victory. Julio Rodriguez (180-PG-01) and Jean Montero (185-G-03) had 14 points each for the winners. Ivan Cruz responded with 12 points for Mexico.




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  FINLAND  


Hannes Koskinen is a newcomer at Lahti - by Eurobasket News

Lahti Basketball (1st Division) strengthened their roster with addition of 19-year old swingman Hannes Koskinen (198-98) from KaU Koris Karkkila. Koskinen has played there for the last four years. In 18 1st Division games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.3ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.1apg and 1.6spg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Finnish 1st Division B Honorable Mention.
He played in the final of Finnish 1st Division Division B in 2014.
Koskinen represented Finland at the European Championships U16 in Latvia three years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 2.1ppg, 2.0rpg.

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Myllyniemi re-signs at Kauhajoki - by Eurobasket News

Karhu Kauhajoki (Korisliiga) confirmed in their roster guard Jussi Myllyniemi (186). He played there last season. But in 8 Korisliiga games he recorded just 0.9ppg.
Myllyniemi helped his team to make it to the League Semifinals in 2017.

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Kauhajoki keeps Pihlajamaki for another season - by Eurobasket News

Karhu Kauhajoki (Korisliiga) re-signed 20-year old guard Valtteri Pihlajamaki (185-97). He has played there for the last four seasons. But in 15 Korisliiga games he averaged just 0.3ppg last season. Pihlajamaki helped them to make it to the semifinals.
His team was regular season runner-up in Finnish League in 2016.

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Salmi re-signs at Kauhajoki - by Eurobasket News

Karhu Kauhajoki (Korisliiga) confirmed in their roster 19-year old swingman Perttu Salmi (191-98). He has played there for the last two seasons. But in 18 Korisliiga games he had just 0.9ppg last season. Salmi helped them to make it to the semifinals.
His team was regular season runner-up in Finnish League in 2016.

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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 


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
gschID: 548023





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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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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Karolak re-signs at Chalons-Reims - by Eurobasket News

Champagne Chalons-Reims Basket (ProA) confirmed in their roster 22-year old guard Alexandre Karolak (192-95). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 16 ProA games he had just 2.6ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.1apg last season.
Karolak was a member of French U16 National Team back in 2011.
He has played previously for Sluc Nancy.

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Evreux welcomes back Ho You Fat - by Eurobasket News

ALM Evreux Basket (ProB) landed 29-year old power forward Steeve Ho You Fat (202-90kg-88). It is actually his comeback to ALM Evreux as he has played here before. Ho You Fat played most recently at SPO Rouen Basket (ProB). In 26 games he averaged 10.9ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.4apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Ho You Fat played at Orchesien BC where in 34 ProB games he had 11.5ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.0apg.
Ho You Fat played in the final of EuroChallenge in 2009.
He has played previously for three other teams: Olympique Antibes, Cholet Basket and Chorale de Roanne.

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Cholet lands Haukur Palsson - by Eurobasket News

Cholet Basket (ProA) tabbed 25-year old Icelandic international small forward Haukur Palsson (197-92, college: Maryland). He played most recently at SPO Rouen Basket in the ProB. In 26 games he averaged 12.3ppg, 4.7rpg, 4.0apg and 1.3spg last season.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Palsson spent at UMFN Njardvik (Dominos League) in Iceland where in 26 games he had very impressive stats: 17.8ppg, 7.4rpg, 4.3apg, 1.7spg and 1.1bpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League 2nd Team. Palsson also played that season for Mitteldeutscher BC in German BBL. In 5 games he recorded 7.0ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.4apg and 1.0bpg.
Palsson has been also a member of Icelandic international program for some years. He has regularly played for Icelandic senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2011.
Palsson represented Iceland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 16.0ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.0apg, 1.2spg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 41.2%, 3PT: 34.4%, FT: 81.4%.
Palsson has played also professionally in Italy (Roma Minerva), Spain (Baskonia, Leche Rio Breogan, La ICL Manresa and Sant Nicolau) and Sweden (BC Lulea).
He attended University of Maryland until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

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Trevis Simpson (ex Hyeres-Toulon) is a newcomer at Blackwater - by Eurobasket News

Blackwater Elite (PBA) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American swingman Trevis Simpson (193-84kg-91, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Three Eye Sports). He played last season at Hyeres-Toulon in French ProA. In 24 games he recorded 10.3ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season Simpson played at Joensuun_Kataja in Finnish Korisliiga where in 39 games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 18.5ppg and had 3.8rpg and 2.5apg. He helped them to win the regular season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga 2nd Team. Simpson also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged remarkable 17.7ppg, 5.1rpg and 2.1apg.
Simpson has played also professionally in Greece (Kolossos H Hotels and A.G.O Rethymno Aegean).
He attended University of North Carolina, Greensboro until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

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Baskonia signs Vincent Poirier, ex Paris-Levallois - by Eurobasket News

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa) signed 24-year old French international center Vincent Poirier (210-93). He played last season at Paris-Levallois in French ProA. In 40 games he had 10.7ppg and 7.5rpg. A very impressive season as he was named to French ProA All-Star Game. Poirier also spent pre-season at CFBB (ProB) in French league that year. Quite impressive season as he was named to French ProA All-Star Game.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Poirier's team made it to the French Leaders Cup Final Four in 2014.
He was also a member of French international program for some years. Poirier played for French Senior National Team in 2014 and previously for U20 National Team in 2013.
He represented France at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.2ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.2bpg, FGP: 51.4%, FT: 58.3%.
Poirier has played also professionally in France for Hyeres-Toulon.

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Coach Eric Bartecheky takes over Le Mans - by Eurobasket News

Le Mans Sarthe Basket (ProA) will be led by 45-year old coach Eric Bartecheky from Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Bartecheky has coached there for the last three years.
He helped his team to make it to the Cup Semifinals in 2012.
Bartecheky has coached previously two other teams: Chalons and STB Le Havre.

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Mathis Keita agreed terms with Roanne - by Eurobasket News

Chorale de Roanne Basket (ProB) inked 25-year old guard Mathis Keita (192-95kg-92, college: Indiana, PA). He played most recently at BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral (ProA). In 32 games he recorded just 2.0ppg and 1.1apg last season. ProB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Keita played at ALM Evreux where in 42 ProB games he averaged 9.8ppg, 3.1rpg, 4.4apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to make it to the final and Cup semifinals.
Among other achievements Keita's college team won PSAC Tournament in 2013. He received also All-PSAC West Division 1st Team award back in 2013 and 2014.
Keita represented France at the European Championships U18 in Vilnius (Lithuania) seven years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 8.9ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.4apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 53.2%, 3PT: 31.6%, FT: 66.7%.
Keita has played previously for CFBB.
He attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

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Lille signs Maurice Acker - by Eurobasket News

Lille Metropole Basket (ProB) signed 30-year old American point guard Maurice Acker (176-87, college: Marquette). He has played for the last two seasons at Hyeres-Toulon in the ProA. In 29 games he had 8.2ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.6apg last season. ProB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
In 2010 Acker was drafted by Bakersfield Jam (D-League) as #5 pick overall.
The former Marquette University standoutis in his eighth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Acker won French ProB championship title in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-French ProB 2nd Team in 2014 and 2016.
Acker is quite experienced player. He has played in eight different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Acker has played previously professionally in Canada (Kebs de Laval), Denmark (Bakken), Holland (M.Magixx), Poland (Trefl), Slovakia (Nova Ves), Venezuela (Bucaneros) and D-League (Northern Arizona Suns).
He could be described: An extreme quick point guard capable of doing a lot of things on the court. he is a proven floor general who concluded his senior season in marquette ranked 1st in Big East Conf. both in assist per TO ratio (2nd in the nation) and 3-point FG% (.495). Was recognized by his outstanding play by being named to the Mid-American Conference AlL Freshmen Team as well as being named the league's Rookie of the year before transfering to Marquette. Complete dominance of PG duties. Acker is very effective getting to the rim and is a consistant long ball shooter too.

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Theo Leon is a newcomer at Evreux - by Eurobasket News

ALM Evreux Basket (ProB) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old point guard Theo Leon (180-92) from Provence Basket. In 14 ProB games he recorded just 2.7ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.5apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Leon played at Chorale de Roanne where in 30 ProB games he averaged 3.5ppg, 1.8rpg and 2.7apg.
He played in the final of French U21 Championships (Trophee du Futur) in 2012.
Leon represented France at the European Championships U20 in Bilbao (Spain) six years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 9 games: 0.9ppg.
Leon has played previously for two other teams: ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket and Aix Maurienne.

ALM Evreux Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Theo Leon
Xavier Moon

Forwards:
Steeve Ho_You_Fat
Damien Bouquet

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St Chamond welcomes back Paumier - by Eurobasket News

Saint Chamond Basket Valle du Gier (ProB) inked 29-year old Cuban power forward Grismay Paumier (204-88). It is actually his comeback to Saint Chamond as he has played here before. Paumier is a well-known player in French ProB where he played most recently at Boulogne in the ProB. In 33 games he averaged 9.7ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.0apg and 1.3bpg last season. Paumier helped them to make it to the cup final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Saint Chamond. In 31 ProB games he had 8.2ppg and 5.2rpg.
Among other achievements Paumier received Eurobasket.com All-French NM1 Center of the Year award back in 2014.
He also represented Cuba at the CBC Championships in Tortilla (BVI) eight years ago. Paumier's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were : 2 games: 3.0ppg, 3.5rpg.
Paumier has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Paumier has played previously professionally in Spain (Cambados) and Cuba (Metropolitanos).
His game is described as: A young, very promising inside player, who loves gym work. Has long arms and great athletic skills, he's yet a good rebounder and shot blocker. Needs to improve his foot work and coordination. He's not really 6-10 however, true height is around 6-8. Started playing organized basketball at only 18, so he has huge upside.

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Barham re-signs at Challans - by Eurobasket News

Vendee Challans Basket (NM1) confirmed in their roster 23-year old American guard Jordan Barham (193-95kg-94, college: Davidson). He played there last season. In 10 NM1 games he had 14.0ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.8apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Barham's team made it to the Atlantic 10 Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2015 and 2016).
He graduated from Davidson College in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

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St Quentin signs Jean-Francois Kebe - by Eurobasket News

Saint-Quentin Basket-Ball (ProB) signed 23-year old point guard Jean-Francois Kebe (185-94). He played last season at GET Vosges in the NM1, but left the team in Apr.'17. In 7 games he had 5.6ppg, 1.0rpg and 2.1apg.
The previous (15-16) season Kebe played at Orchesien BC. But in 25 ProB games he recorded just 1.9ppg.
He has played previously for two other teams: Nantes and Union Carquefou-Sainte Luce.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Aleksandar Kostoski stays with Pitesti - by Mario Divanisov

Aleksandar Kostoski (186-PG-88, agency: PEPI SPORT) will stay at Romania for the upcoming season as the Macedonian playmaker managed to agree on a one year deal with his side BCM U Pitesti.

Kostoski joined the Romanian side in December last year after two seasons spent in KK Kumanovo 2009 and immediately sat his tone for the club.
In 22 games played his stats were impressive with 12.3 points, 5.6 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game for more than 22 minutes spent on court.

"We agreed on a one year contact. I felt good in BCM U Pitesti and I am really pleased that the club was happy with my contribution so we expressly agreed on the contract extension. I am looking forward to the preparations and I hope to play even better next season." - said Kostoski for EKIPA.MK



Vardar seize the U16 crown - by Mario Divanisov

KK Vardar Skopje sat once again on the throne of the U16 league as the "red and black" team managed to seize a win over Fenix 2010 Skopje in the final after an exciting game.

Over the semi-finals Vardar and Fenix 2010 Skopje were more successful than Partizan Vodno Sans 1 and Partizan Vodno Sans 2 and rightfully got their place in the final game.
The game started with an exciting shooting performance from both teams behind the three point line where Vardar managed to place six three's in the basket, while Feniks added four of their own, but jet both sides didn't manage to secure a decent lead before the first half (38-39). In the second half both teams played in series. Feniks managed to gain the lead, but right after Jovancev's timeout Vardar seized the lead once again (50-46). However, Denis Dervishevic's team didn't let go. On the wings of an aggressive game underneath the baskets Feniks managed to equal the result (59-59) and later on to gain the advantage once again (65-63). The equal match continued till the end of the game, but Vardar was the one who lifted the trophy.

Adrian and Luka Naumoski were the leaders of Vardar in the final game. Adrian who won the MVP award finished the game with 22 points and 4 assists, while the captain Luka added 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.
Ljubisa Dimitrovski was the first name in the Feniks team with 15 points and 3 rebounds starting from the bench, Nikola Kacarski and Viktor Isajlovski finished the game with 14 points. Kacarski added a double-double of 19 rebounds (!!!), while Isajlovski was one rebound behind his own double-double.



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Amistad signs John Florveus, ex Cactus Tbilisi - by Francisco Vega

Amistad Sucre (Libobasquet) signed 27-year old American center John Florveus (211-109kg-90, college: Georgia, agency: Elevate Agency). He played last season at Cactus Tbilisi in Georgian Superleague. In 32 games he had 14.9ppg, 12.8rpg (leader !!!) and 1.7bpg. Florveus helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Georgian League Import Player of the Year, Center of the Year and named to 1st Team.

He has played on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Florveus has played previously professionally in Germany (s Oliver Baskets and Wuerzburg), Japan (Tokyo Cinq Reves) and Romania (Timba Timosoara).

He attended University of Georgia until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sergio Kerusch Extends Contract With The Mitteldeutscher BC - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Except for his time in the NCAA with W.Kentucky and his rookie season with Aris Thessaloniki (Greece-A1), Germany has been the real basketball home of Sergio Kerusch (195-F-89, college: W.Kentucky, agency: Octagon Europe) the last 3 years as he played with Artland and Bemerhaven and last season helped the Mitteldeutscher BC move back up to the EasyCredit BBL and got rewarded by getting a contract extension. Kerusch is a 28 year old 195cm forward that grew up in Memphis Tennessee, but also has the German citizenship and last season was one of the leaders on the team playing 38 games and averaging 16.5ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.4apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 54.9%, 3PT: 39.3%, FT: 75.2%. "I am very thankful that the club gave me the chance to play here last season and gave me the trust. We had a historical season. I am proud that I can be a Wolf for another season. I hope we can repeat our success in the BBL. I also want to thank the fans and management for the unbelievable support. The club has become a place I love", warned Sergio Kerusch. He was a very consistent player scoring in double figures in 35 of 38 games and scored 20 points or more seven times including 34 points against Paderborn and 27 points against Gotha. he also registered five double doubles.

Source:Mitteldeutscher BC






Orlando Parker (PS Karlsruhe) We Still Ate The Cake Just Without The Icing - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Orlando Parker (203-F-91, college: Wagner) is a 25 year old 203cm forward from Orlando, Florida that completed his third professional season and second in Germany and first with PS Karlsruhe helping them move up to the Pro A averaging 13,2ppg and 5,7rpg. He started his basketball career with Wagner (NCAA) in 2010 playing a total of 118 NCAA games. As a senior he played 26 games averaging 6.7ppg, 6.7rpg, FGP: 44.7%, FT: 62.0%. In 2014 he turned professional with UL Eagles Limerick (Ireland-Premier League) playing 17 games averaging 19.9ppg, 8.6rpg, 1.1spg, 1.2bpg, FGP: 45.5%, 3PT: 42.4%, FT: 78.5%. Last season he played with Baskets Vilsbiburg (Germany-Regionalliga) playing 26 games: 22.6ppg, 9.4rpg, 1.5apg, 1.3spg, 1.4bpg, FGP: 55.6%, 3PT: 33.8%, FT: 79.3%. He spoke to eurobasket after end of the 2016-2017 pro B season.

Orlando congrats on an amazing season, but the goal ended during the last game of the season against Weissenhorn. Did you ever suffer a more bitter loss in your career?

It's a tough thing to swallow especially knowing that we worked hard all season for this moment, I've had some devastating losses in my career but this one is definitely at the top.

Weissenhorn had to win by more than four points to be crowned 2017 Pro B champion and really grinded it out winning by six points. What were your first thoughts after the buzzer. Did you feel like you were in a bad dream?

Honestly to see another team celebrate on your home court hurts mentally, but that doesn't erase the fact that we had a really good season considering we were a new team in the league.

The Weissenhorn youngsters controlled the game from the get go, but PS Karlsruhe made a run in the fourth quarter as you started really to fire away from outside. What do you feel was missing in crunch-time to have got over the hump?

The keyword is "Energy". We started off playing like they were going to give up and hand us the game, which by halftime turned Into a wake up call for us to realize that these guys came to play. but with that mentality in a Championship game the basketball gods knew we didn't deserve to win, although we fought back in the last quarter.

Both teams really wanted this Pro B title badly, but do you feel like the visitors wanted it more?

I wouldn't say that, I think we ultimately reached our goal this season by moving up to Pro A. The Championship game was just the icing on the cake to an amazing season. We still ate the cake just without the icing.

Do you feel like the Pro B title was lost in game one in Weissenhorn? Do you feel like if PS Karlsruhe could have taken more advantage of their horrible 1/25 shooting from outside that you would have been in better position in game two to have won it all?

We knew before the series that with this final round only being 2 games that every possession would count. Although we got the victory in game one, we made a few bad decisions in those last minutes that would of put us in a better position for game 2

How much respect do you have for the Weissenhorn organization winning the 2017 Pro B title without a single American. What made this team so special this season?

Having an American means nothing if the team doesn't play as one. I think that's what makes them special because they don't have one guy that is going out there putting up numbers. I also believe that's why both teams made it to the finals because we play within an unselfish system with good players.

I really enjoy watching huge Hungarian talent Marcell Pongo and his aggressiveness. Do you see him becoming a solid BBL player down the line?

He's a really solid player the future is bright for him.

You stated in our last interview in March that 'Our focus is what needs to increase. Our effort and toughness is always there, just our focus on the details during key moments is what we plan on fixing during the playoffs'. Is this something that also was missing a bit in the final series against Weissenhorn?

I mean we won game one on the road so that takes a lot of focus. But usually during the playoffs the more focused and mentally prepared teams usually are successful in the end. As a group we were not all focused in game 2.

What is your overall season summary. The club reached the Pro A as the 2017 Pro B finalist. Did you truly think this was possible after the first few weeks of the season?

Well I'm not surprised honestly, I truly believed in everyone since day one especially coach. Since the beginning he pushed us to become better everyday. I knew there was no way we would come up short after all the hard work we put in.

How much of a pleasure has it been playing with Dimitrij Kreis? He is a very underrated point guard in the Pro B. Is he a guy that could make the next step in the Pro A?

He's our floor general and one of the hardest workers on the team. His work ethic speaks for itself. I definitely appreciate playing with him this season.

What German player do you feel has improved the most from the first day of training camp until the last game against Weissenhorn?

It wouldn't be fair if I singled out one player because this group showed up everyday ready to work twice a day. They all became better players since August".

You had a tight bond with Jordan Talbert and one could say you have become like brothers. What did you learn to appreciate most about him on and off the court?

JT is the mirror image of what you want to see in every player. He's a really humbled down to earth guy, who's not selfish at all. When you play with guys like that you really appreciate who they are as a person.

Let's talk about your game. You stated on our last interview in March that your always improving. How do you feel did you improve this season in the Pro B?

I think I had a solid season this year, with much more room for improvement.

You averaged 13,2ppg and 5,7rpg in only 23 minutes per game and displayed being a very effective player. How vital was picking your spots and being an overall intelligent player this season after coming from the Regionaliga?

I just go out there and give my best regardless the minutes. I know the type of player that I am and understand the sacrifices that I have to make for the team,

In our last interview you stated that 'real Defense doesn't show up on the stat sheet, so I'm the type of player that doesn't need steals or blocks to look like I'm playing defense. I'm more of guy who is stopping penetration, hard close outs, rotating" Do you feel like you can be an impact defender in the Pro A?

I definitely believe so, I consider myself a versatile player that can guard 1-5.

PS Karlsruhe has amazing team chemistry. Do you feel that this club could play together and successfully in the Pro A?

With faith and hard work anything is possible.

What is the next step for Orlando ? You have paid your dues now two seasons in Germany in lower leagues. Are you ready for the next step in the Pro A?

I'm not going to stop climbing the ladder until I reach the highest level.

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?

That's usually the plan in the offseason. Spend some quality time with the family and in the gym

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?

He's going to be a great player but I wasn't impressed by how he got those 70 points, especially with his team being down 30 with no chance of winning.

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?

In my opinion he's definitely something special but not top 3.

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'?

Of course! We haven't seen something like that in years.

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?

In my opinion he's all hype until he steps on that stage. His father is just using social media to market his son and brand which isn't a bad thing

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?

It's hard to say because I'm not sure if his team would be in that position without the triple doubles. So it definitely helps

There was some speculation that the Morris brothers both played in game one and game two for Washington despite Morris being under contract to the Detroit Pistons. Do you really think that could be possible with all the technical capabilities around to really have let a capper like that go unnoticed?

Haha that's actually funny but I don't think they would make that bold move.

What was the last movie that you saw?

Get Out.

Thanks Orlando for the chat.



Dirk Madrich Returns Back To Rasta Vechta - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Dirk Madrich (212-C-83) has lived the true basketball nomadic life having played for 13 teams, but one place where he enjoyed playing for three seasons was SC Rasta Vechta in the time of 2011-2014 where he was an instruemental figure in the team moving up to the BBL in 2013. Madrich is a 33 year old 212cm center that will be turning 34 in July that still seems to have a lot left in his gas tank as he will enter into his 18th professional season. Last season he played for the EWE Baskets Oldenburg (BBL) playing 34 games: 3.1ppg, 1.2rpg; BCL: 16 games: 5.7ppg, 2.3rpg, FGP: 38.6%, 3PT: 47.1%, FT: 56.3%. "We really wanted Dirk. Not only because he was an identity figure here. He has much experience and knows how to win. I wish he will help us as a leader. His versatility, physicality and shot will be an enrichment for us", stressed head coach Doug Spradley.

Madrich has vast basketball experience as he played a season in France with Strassburg, but also played in Greece with AEP Olimpiada Patron (Greece-A2). He returns back to the Pro A with SC Rasta Vechta, but has vast BBL experience having played a total of 274 games with teams like Braunschweig, Bamberg, Giessen, Vechta, Artland, Bonn and Oldenburg. He also has great experience at the international club level as he has played at the ULEB Cup, Eurocup and Champions league level. "I really have gotten around, but really see myself at the end of my career. If one knows how to take care of their body, then one can still acheive a lot at a high age. I want to do that here", warned Dirk Madrich.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been German U20 National Team -01, Global Games U18 in Dallas -01, German A2 National Team -03-08
German National Team -04, German University National Team -05, 07, World University Games in Izmir -05, ULEB Cup Quarterfinals -07, French Cup Semifinals -07
World University Games in Bangkok -07, German Bundesliga Cup Winner -08, German Bundesliga Regular Season Runner-Up -08, German Regionalliga (West Group) Runner-Up -10, German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Runner-Up -12, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Honorable Mention -13, Eurobasket.com German 2.Bundesliga Pro A All-Domestic Players Team -13, German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Regular Season Champion -13, German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Champion -13
German Bundesliga All-Star Game -14, Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention -14, German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals -15, and German Bundesliga Finalist -17
Source:SC Rasta Vechta





Joel Aminu Joins Phoenix Hagen - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Phoenix Hagen have reeled in talented young German Joel-Sadu Aminu (193-SG-97). Aminu is a 20 year old 193cm shooting guard that played the last 2 seasons with Ehingen amassing 45 second Bundesliga games. Last season for Team Ehingen Urspring (ProA) he played 28 games averaging 5.6ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.2apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 48.7%, 3PT: 27.8%, FT: 86.0%. He also played at TuS Urspringschule (2.Regionalliga) playing 7 games and averaging 17.6ppg. "He is a very good athlete and defender and has a high game intelligence. He demonstarted last season with Ehingen that he can play at a good level in the pro A despite his youth. He fits perfect to our team with his role model like attitude and I am convinced he will mak e he next step with us", stressed head coach Matthias Grothe.

Aminu started his basketball career with the Bayer Giants Leverkusen U16 team. He then played two seasons with BG Kamp-Lintfort (Oberliga), played also at Bayer Giants Leverkusen U19 team (NBBL). In 2015 he moved to Team Ehingen Urspring (ProB) playing 15 games and averaging 2.9ppg, 2.4rpg, played also at TuS Urspringschule (2.Regionalliga, starting five): 14 games: 15.8ppg. Last season with Ehingen, he scored in double figures five times including 14 point games against Crailsheim and Kirchheim. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been German JBBL Champion -13, German U16 National Team -13
German 2.Bundesliga Pro B (Group South) Regular Season Runner-Up -16, and German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Champion -16.

Source:Phoenix Hagen





The RheinStars Reel In Matt Vest - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Matt Vest (195-G-92, college: Wright St.) has been one of those steady Pro A players for the last 3 years being able to improve his scoring average each season in Gotha and Paderborn and now will look to continue to develop as a player under new head coach Denis Wucherer with the RheinStars Cologne. Vest is a 24 year old 195cm guard from Kettering, Ohio that will enter his fourth professional season with the RheinStars.Last season with the Uni Baskets Paderborn (Germany-ProA), playing 30 games averaging 13.3ppg, 4.9rpg, Assists-5 (5.6apg), 1.6spg, FGP: 48.7%, 3PT: 36.7%, FT: 80.6%. Baskteball fanatic Denis Wucherer always held Vest in his mind as he rememebred his stellar play when he was coaching Giessen in the Pro A. "He has a lot of Pro A experience with Gotha and Paderborn. He is a hard worker with good decision making. His Nurnberg with 24 points and Baunach with 20 points.

Vest started his basketball career at Wright State in 2010 where he played a total of 114 NCAA games and played a season with EWE Baskets Oldenburg guard Vaughn Duggins. As a senior he played : 29 games averaging 7.4ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.0apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 65.4%, 3PT: 43.1%, FT: 64.9%. He started his professional basketball career in 2014 with the BiG Oettinger Rockets Gotha (Germany-ProA) playing 38 games averaging 6.2ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 58.2%, 3PT: 27.4%, FT: 67.6%. In the 2015-2016 season he moved to the Finke Baskets Paderborn (Germany-ProA) playing 22 games averaging 9.9ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.5apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 51.5%, 3PT: 29.0%, FT: 60.5%. "We know Matt very well. He was the motor of the strong Paderborn team and had a great role there. last season he was one of the most versatile and most effective players in the Pro A and perfect for our style. He is a leader that makes his teammates better and like Max DiLeo brings much energy", stressed RheinStars Ceo Stephan Baeck. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been Horizon League Tournament Finalist -13, 14, Horizon League All-Defensive Team -14
German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Semifinals -15, German ProA -17 (Player of the Week Rd.1), and Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Honorable Mention. -17.

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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.



Telekom Bsk adds Jasinski to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Telekom Baskets Bonn (BBL) added to their roster 21-year old power forward Julian Jasinski (201-100kg-96). He played last season at EN Baskets Schwelm in Regionalliga. Jasinski helped his team get promotion to ProB. In 16 Regionalliga games he recorded 9.0ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.0apg.
He won Regionalliga (West Group) in 2017.
Jasinski has played previously for two other teams: Dortmund and Phoenix Hagen.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Chemnitz inks Robin Lodders - by Eurobasket News

NINERS Chemnitz (ProA) agreed terms with 23-year old power forward Robin Lodders (205-103kg-94, agency: Octagon Europe) from ETB Wohnbau. In 30 ProA games he had 8.6ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.2apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Lodders played at Telekom Baskets (BBL) where in 7 games he recorded just 2.3ppg. He also played that season for Dragons Rhoendorf. In 24 ProA games he averaged 6.3ppg and 4.2rpg. The other team Lodders played shortly was Bonn (BBL). In 7 games he got only 2.3ppg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the German Bundesliga Cup Final Four in 2015. Lodders was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Regionalliga West Newcomer of the Year in 2015.
He has played previously for three other teams: Weser Baskets Bremen/BTS Neustadt, Telekom Baskets Bonn II and Hannover Korbjaeger.

NINERS Chemnitz roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Malte Ziegenhagen
Daniel Mixich

Forwards:
Michael Fleischmann
Stefan Wess
Jonas Richter

Center:
Robin Lodders

Coach: Rodrigo Pastore

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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







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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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



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




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Olympiacos keep Printezis for another season - by Eurobasket News

Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus (A1) re-signed 32-year old international power forward Georgios Printezis (204-104kg-85, agency: Octagon Europe). He has played there for the last six seasons. In 31 A1 games he recorded 9.1ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.3apg last season. Printezis helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. Great season indeed as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Forward of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Domestic Players Team. Printezis also played 32 games in Euroleague where he averaged 12.8ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.0apg. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague 1st Team.
In 2007 Printezis was drafted by San Antonio Spurs (NBA) in second round (58th overall).
Among other achievements he won Greek League championship title in 2012, 2015 and 2016.
Printezis was also a member of Greek international program for some years. He played for Greek Senior National Team between 2008 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2004 and 2005.
Printezis also represented Greece at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 10.6ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 60.0%, 3PT: 41.2%, FT: 90.9%.
Printezis has played also professionally in Spain (Unicaja Malaga).
The scouts decsribe him following way: (by Aran Smith for NBADraft.net in 2007)
Small forward who plays with great energy and hustle ... Really has a great attitude and knows no other way than giving full effort ... Solid athlete, with good size to play the 3 ... Very strong one on one player considering he's European ... Has solid aggressiveness, attacking the basket ...
Not a great passer, but shows a willingness to look for the open teammate ... Lacks great foot speed laterally, but not terrible ..
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Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Vassilis Spanoulis

Forwards:
Georgios Printezis
Ioannis Papapetrou
Dimitrios Agravanis

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Thanasis Konstantakopoulos signs at Peristeri GS Athens - by Chris Mammides

Peristeri GS Athens (B) landed 29-year old guard Thanasis Konstantakopoulos (198-88). He has played for the last three years at GS Kymis in the A1. A1 was a little too high level for him, where in 14 games he averaged just 0.8ppg and 1.3rpg last season. B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Among other achievements Konstantakopoulos won Greek A2 championship title in 2012 and 2016.
He has played previously for five other teams: Marousi, GS Kronos Agiou Dimitriou, Panelefsiniakos, Koropi and Holargos.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Promitheas tab Sean Evans - by Chris Mammides

ASP Promitheas Patras (A1) inked 29-year old American power forward Sean Evans (203-104kg-88, college: St.John's) from GS Lavrio. In 15 A1 games in Greece he averaged 10.1ppg, 6.9rpg (#3 in the league) and 1.1spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Evans played at Sakarya Buyuksehir Basketbol in Turkish BSL where in 40 games he had very impressive stats: 15.0ppg, 11.2rpg, 1.5apg and 1.4spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TBL 2nd Team.
In 2012 (a year after he left the college) Evans was drafted by Idaho Stampede (D-League) in fifth round (67th overall).
The former St. John's University standout is in his seventh season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Evans received Asia-Basket.com All-Korean KBL Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2014.
He is a very experienced player. Evans has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to six different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Evans has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., Germany (Duesseldorf Baskets and BG Goettingen), Israel (Hapoel Holon and Hapoel Eilat), Korea (Anyang KGC), D-League (Salt Lake City Stars) and Dominican Republic (Indios de San Francisco).
His game is described as: A strong, skilled combo forward who can face-up or post-up on the offensive end … boasts solid guard skills for a big man … an adept ball-handler and passer for an athlete of his size.

ASP Promitheas Patras roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Giannis Dimakos
Trevor Releford

Forwards:
Sean Evans
Christos Saloustros

Center:
Stavros Toutziarakis

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KAP Agia Paraskevis tab Giorgos Papoulidis - by Chris Mammides

KAP Agia Paraskevis (B) inked experienced 38-year old center Giorgos Papoulidis (206-79) from G.S. Apollon Smyrnis.
Papoulidis won B Division in 2008.
He has spent his entire career in Greece playing for four other teams: Near East, Doukas, Ano Liosia and Panerythraikos.
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at KAP Agia Paraskevis.

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Panagiotis Danakis is a newcomer at Evropi - by Eurobasket News

AS Evropi 87 Pefkohoriou (B) added to their roster 33-year old point guard Panagiotis Danakis (183-84) from Gefyra.
Danakis won Greek C Division (North-Group 2) championship title in 2016.
He has spent his entire career in Greece playing for two other teams: Stratoni and Doxa Pefkon.

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Evropi tabs Stavros Milonid - by Eurobasket News

AS Evropi 87 Pefkohoriou (B) inked 33-year old forward Stavros Milonid (194-84) from Gefyra.
Milonid won Greek C Division (North-Group 2) championship title in 2016.
He has spent his entire career in Greece playing for two other teams: Stratoni and Doxa Pefkon.

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Coach Tony van den Bosch (ex Oxaco) signs at Leeuwarden - by Eurobasket News

Aris Leeuwarden (Eredivisie) landed experienced 64-year old Belgian coach Tony van den Bosch. He coached most recently at Oxaco in Belgian Top Division I. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season van den Bosch coached at CEP Fleurus (also in Top Division I).
He was coaching Belgian Senior National Team between 1993 and 2002.
van den Bosch has coached also professionally for other Belgian teams like Gent Hawks, Antwerp Giants and Hasselt.

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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HUNGARY  

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





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  ICELAND  


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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Cholet lands Haukur Palsson - by Eurobasket News

Cholet Basket (ProA) tabbed 25-year old Icelandic international small forward Haukur Palsson (197-92, college: Maryland). He played most recently at SPO Rouen Basket in the ProB. In 26 games he averaged 12.3ppg, 4.7rpg, 4.0apg and 1.3spg last season.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Palsson spent at UMFN Njardvik (Dominos League) in Iceland where in 26 games he had very impressive stats: 17.8ppg, 7.4rpg, 4.3apg, 1.7spg and 1.1bpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League 2nd Team. Palsson also played that season for Mitteldeutscher BC in German BBL. In 5 games he recorded 7.0ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.4apg and 1.0bpg.
Palsson has been also a member of Icelandic international program for some years. He has regularly played for Icelandic senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2011.
Palsson represented Iceland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 16.0ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.0apg, 1.2spg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 41.2%, 3PT: 34.4%, FT: 81.4%.
Palsson has played also professionally in Italy (Roma Minerva), Spain (Baskonia, Leche Rio Breogan, La ICL Manresa and Sant Nicolau) and Sweden (BC Lulea).
He attended University of Maryland until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

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  INDIA  


Indian senior men's team all set to participate in the BRICS Games 2017 - by Eurobasket News

After successfully completing a historic five-peat of SABA Championships, the Indian senior men's basketball team is all set to participate in the upcoming BRICS Games 2017 from 17-21 June in Guangzhou city. The young cagers, along with the under-20 women's volleyball team, and the men's and women's wushu teams will form the Indian contingent participating in the championship. India's training camp for the tournament was held from 5th-14th June, at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Indoor Stadium, Netaji Subhas Southern Centre (NSSC), Bengaluru with 14 players, and the final selections were made on 10th June. India has retained 10 of the 12 players featured in the 5th SABA Championship. Punjab's sharp shooter Arshpreet Singh Bhullar and star player Amjyot Singh (203-F-92, agency: Octagon Europe) are the new additions to the squad that successfully defended its title in Maldives. Centre Amritpal Singh (212-C/F-91), who was a big part of the victory at the SABA championships, was unavailable for the duration of the training camp as he was invited to Australia by NBL team Sydney Kings for their rookie camp. The BRICS Games 2017 will help the Indian men prepare better for the FIBA Asia Cup 2017 in August, as it exposes them to higher calibre opponents like Russia (WR 9) and hosts China (WR 14). India's matches schedule is still to be announced.
Courtesy of: basketballfederationindia.org



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  IRAN  


Iran beat China 63-60 in Basketball friendly - by Eurobasket News

Team Red of Chinese Men's basketball team suffered a blow in their first warm-up match of 2017 as they lost to Iran 63-60 here on Tuesday. According to the plan of Yao Ming, the newly elected CBA president, there will be two national teams under the entirely new system and each one led by one coach. The two teams will play in different international competitions before they merge into one in 2019 to prepare for the 2019 World Cup in China and the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Team Red, led by Li Nan, played their first friendly of the summer against their Asian Rival Iran. The Iranian outscored the host 16-8 in the second quarter to build a nine-point lead by halftime. They led as many as 14 in the third period and headed into the final quarter with 10. Lin Chang (206-F-88, college: Long Beach St.) boosted for China in that quarter. He scored 10 of China's 22 in that quarter and finished with a team-high 13 points. Abdusalam also scored 13 while Zhaor Rui scored all his eight points in the fourth quarter, which helped China to tie the score at 58-58 with one minute and 38 seconds to the end of the match. But Zhao JiWei (185-PG-95)'s buzzer-beater three-pointer attempt just went short and he failed to force an overtime. He finished with only five points. Sajjad Mashayekhi (180-PG-94) led Iran with a match-high 17 while Behnam Yakhchali (196-SG-95, agency: Three Eye Sports) added 15. The two teams will play their second match in Changchun, China on Friday.
Courtesy of: xinhuanet.com



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  ITALY  

Stats Leaders - SerieA

Points Per Game
 Marcus LANDRY
  Brescia
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Landry, Brescia19.6 
 2. Sosa, JuveCaserta19.3 
 3. Jones, VL Pesaro19.2 
 4. Johnson, AV Cantu19.0 
 5. Ragland, Scandone.17.7 
 6. MBaye, Enel B.17.7 
 7. Johnson, Openjobm.17.6 
 8. Logan, Scandone AV15.9 
 9. Aradori, Grissin .15.9 
 10. White, Auxilium TO15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 O.D. ANOSIKE
  Openjobm.
  (203-F/C-91)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Anosike, Openjobm.11.1 
 2. Jones, VL Pesaro10.1 
 3. Watt, JuveCaserta9.0 
 4. Washington, Auxilium.8.6 
 5. White, Auxilium TO8.0 
 6. 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. Wright, Auxilium.5.5 
 4. Maynor, Openjobm.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. Goss, Enel Brindisi1.5 
 6. Jones, VL Pesaro1.5 
 7. Needham, Grissin .1.5 
 8. Bostic, JuveCaserta1.5 
 9. Scott, Enel Brindisi1.4 
 10. Forray, Dolomiti.1.4 
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 


Serie A Round 3 of Finals. Second consecutive win for Umana Venezia - by Eurobasket News

Dolomiti En. TR - Umana VE 67-73

Umana Venezia recorded the second consecutive victory in Serie A Finals. They upset Trento on the road to open 2-1 lead. The guests trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 40-29 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was American point guard Julyan Stone (198-88, college: UTEP) who scored 13 points and 5 rebounds. American-Georgian point guard Marquez Haynes (191-86, college: Texas Arlington) chipped in 14 points. Umana Venezia's coach Walter De Raffaele used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Aaron Craft (188-91, college: Ohio St.) who recorded 14 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals and Cape Verdean-Portuguese Joao Gomes (201-85) added 13 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Four Dolomiti En. TR players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Dolomiti En. TR: A.Forray 14+3reb+2ast, A.Craft 14+5reb+6ast, J.Gomes 13+8reb+1ast, S.Shields 12+9reb, D.Hogue 7+7reb+2ast, D.Flaccadori 7+4reb
Umana VE: M.Haynes 14+2reb+1ast, J.Stone 13+5reb+3ast, B.Ortner 10+3reb+1ast, H.Peric 8+6reb, M.Ejim 7+8reb, T.McGee 6+1reb
gschID: 547893





Graviano re-signs at Sestu - by Eurobasket News

Pirates Accademia Basket Sestu (Serie B) confirmed in their roster 28-year old point guard Mauro Graviano (180-89). He played there last season. In 30 Serie C Gold games he had 7.1ppg, 2.9rpg, 3.3apg and 1.3spg.
He has played previously for three other teams: Firenze Enic, Cagliari Pirates and Recanati.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bondi Ferrara inks Tommaso Fantoni - by Eurobasket News

Bondi Ferrara (Serie A2) signed 32-year old power forward Tommaso Fantoni (204-107kg-85, agency: Players Group) from Givova Scafati Basket. In 35 Serie A2 games he had 11.3ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.5apg last season. He helped them to make it to the Supercup final.
The previous (15-16) season Fantoni played at Auxilium (Serie A). But in 11 games he recorded just 1.9ppg and 2.5rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Italian LNP Gold championship title in 2015. Fantoni was also voted Eurobasket.com Italian LNP Gold All-Domestic Players Team in 2015.
He was also a member of Italian international program for some years. Fantoni played for Italian Senior National Team back in 2006 and previously for U20 National Team between 2003 and 2005.
He represented Italy at the Qualifications to European Championships 2009 nine years ago. His stats at that event were 2 games: 3.0ppg.
Fantoni has played previously for five other teams: Benetton Treviso, Libertas Liburnia, Umana Venezia, Novipiu Casale and Basket Barcellona.
He could be described: A strong body, with huge upside at the 4 position, if he will improve his technical skills and his decision making. He' s working to add perimetral skilss, to play stably at 3 position, but he is not yet a goos outside shooter, and isn' t so athletic as needed.

Bondi Ferrara roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Riccardo Cortese

Forwards:
Erik Rush
Lorenzo Molinaro

Center:
Tommaso Fantoni

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Francesco Pellegrino is a newcomer at GSA Amici Pallacanestro Udine - by Eurobasket News

Serie A2 newcomer GSA Amici Pallacanestro Udine added to their roster 26-year old center Francesco Pellegrino (210-108kg-91) from Bondi Ferrara. In 30 Serie A2 games he recorded 10.3ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.8bpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Pellegrino played at Banco di Srd (Serie A). But in two games he did not score anything, 1 steal and 1 block. He also played 3 games in Euroleague, but he did not score anything and had only 3 rebounds and 2 steals. The other team Pellegrino played that season for was Basket Barcellona where in 9 Serie A2 games he averaged 10.1ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.2spg and 1.7bpg.
He has played previously for two other teams: Lighthouse Conad Trapani and Betaland Cdo.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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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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Dominique Johnson (ex Openjobmetis V.) agreed terms with Lhasa - by Eurobasket News

Lhasa Jingtu (NBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old American shooting guard Dominique Johnson (192-88kg-87, college: Azusa Pacific, agency: Higher Vision Sports). He played most recently at Openjobmetis Varese in Italian Serie A. In 19 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.9apg last season.
In 2010 Johnson was drafted by Idaho Stampede (D-League) in third round (16th overall).
The former Azusa Pacific University (NCAA Div.II) staris in his eighth season in pro basketball.
Johnson has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Turkish Cup Final Four in 2016. Johnson received also All-NAIA D1 1st Team award back in 2010 at his college time.
Johnson is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (ALBA Berlin), Israel (Maccabi Rishon), Poland (Slask and Siarka), D-League (Sioux Falls Skyforce, Salt Lake City Stars, Texas Legends and Canton Charge), NBA (Minnesota Timberwolves) and Turkey (Banvit).
The scouts decsribe him following way: Dominique is an athletic 6'5" combo guard with a strong body and great ability to score and defend. He is an outstanding teammate and personality, a smart player who is better suited in Europe as a scorer and a top defender. Dominique is shockingly successful having come from a NAIA school. Even so, Dominique could easily become one of the top players in Europe even at the Euroleague level.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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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 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
gschID: 548011





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;.

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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).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Contern lands Xavier Ford, ex Shinshu BW - by Igor Obradovic

AB Contern (Total League) tabbed 24-year old American forward Xavier Ford (201-95kg-93, college: Buffalo). He played most recently at Shinshu Brave Warriors Nagano in Japanese B League D2. In 24 games he averaged 7.4ppg and 5.3rpg last season. Ford also played that season for Cyberdyne (B League) in Japanese league where in 8 games he had 11.9ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.4spg. The other team he played that season for was Earthfriends Tokyo Z (B League) in Japanese league. In 16 games he recorded very impressive stats: 19.3ppg, 8.5rpg and 1.4spg.
Ford's college team won MAC Tournament in 2015.
He has played also professionally in D-League (Grand Rapids Drive).
Ford attended University of Buffalo until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @elevationba)

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Terrance Woodbury (ex Bambitious Nara) signs at Titanes Licey - by Eurobasket News

Titanes del Licey (LNB) landed 30-year old American guard Terrance Woodbury (201-101kg-87, college: Georgia). He played most recently at Bambitious Nara in Japanese B League D2. In 32 games he averaged impressive 17.7ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.7apg and 1.2spg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese B League D2 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
The previous (15-16) season Woodbury played at San en NeoPhoenix (B League) in Japanese league where in 29 games he had very remarkable stats: 18.6ppg, 6.2rpg, 2.8apg and 1.1spg.
Woodbury's team won Japanese BJ League Western Division Regular Season in 2013.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Woodbury experienced life in seven different countries playing on four different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Woodbury has played previously professionally also in Austria (Redwell Gunners Oberwart), Poland (AZS Koszalin), Sweden (BC Lulea), Nicaragua (Matagalpa), Dominican Republic (Leones de Santo Domingo), D-League (Austin Spurs) and Japan (Ryukyu Golden Kings Okinawa and Shiga L-Stars).
He attended previously one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on he way to pro basketball.
Woodbury attended University of Georgia until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: He is a very athletic and skilled small forward. He can handle the basketball and he has a nice jump shot. He would have been on our first team but had a slow first day.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Hatano is back at Shimane Magic - by Eurobasket News

Shimane Susanoo Magic (B League D2) signed experienced 35-year old naturalized Brazilian forward Kazuya Hatano (192-97kg-82). It is actually his comeback to Shimane Magic as he has played here before. Hatano played last season at Ryukyu Golden Kings Okinawa in the B League. In 60 games he had just 2.8ppg and 2.5rpg. B League D2 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Hatano helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in B League West Division.
He was selected to Japanese BJ-League All-Star Game back in 2013.
Hatano was a member of Japanese U22 National Team in 2001.
He has spent his entire career in Japan playing for five other teams: Saitama Broncos, Senshu University, Osaka Evessa, Orange Vikings and Shiga L-Stars.
Hatano is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Shimane Magic.
Hatano could be described: A very good passer from the forward position, who can play the 3 and even the 4 spot if needed, thanks to his great rebounding and shot-blocking skills.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Akita Happinets sign coach Josep Claros - by Eurobasket News

Akita Northern Happinets (B League) signed 48-year old Spaniard coach Josep Claros. He coached last season at Al Manama in Bahrain Premier League. He helped them to win the league title.
Part of previous (2015-16) season Claros worked at Fukuoka Rizing (BJ League). He also coached for Al Muharraq (also in Premier League) that season. Claros used to coach Egyptian National Team back in 2015.
He is quite experienced coach. Claros has coached in five different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). He has coached previously professionally in Canada (Halifax_Rainmen), Holland (Groningen), Mexico (Pioneros), Portugal and Venezuela.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kataoka comes back to Kyoto Hannaryz - by Eurobasket News

Kyoto Hannaryz (B League) added to their roster 32-year old guard Masaharu Kataoka (190-85). It is actually his comeback to Kyoto as he has played here before. Kataoka has played for the last two seasons at Sendai 89ers in the B League. In 62 games he recorded 9.4ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.5apg last season.
Kataoka's team was regular season runner-up in Japanese BJ League Eastern Division in 2016.
He has played previously professionally in Japan (Levanga Hokkaido Sapporo and Tochigi Brex) and IBL (Nippon T.).

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Coach Toshihiro Goto joins Sendai 89ers - by Eurobasket News

Sendai 89ers (B League) hired experienced 51-year old coach Toshihiro Goto. The last time (12-15) he coached at Toyota Antelopes in Japanese WJBL. Goto has coached there for the last three years.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the WJBL Semifinals for two years in a row (2014 and 2015). Goto used to coach Japanese U19 Women National Team back in 2009.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  KAZAKHSTAN  


Ian Miller (ex Astana) joins Usak - by Greg

Muratbey Usak Sportlif Basketbol (BSL) agreed terms with 26-year old American guard Ian Miller (190-84kg-91, college: Florida State). He played last season at BK Astana in Kazakhstan National League. In 9 games he was second best scorer with impressive 19.1ppg and averaged 3.0rpg, 6.1apg (leader !!!) and 2.6spg (in top 3). Miller helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). He also played 27 games in VTB United League where he had 14.7ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.8apg and 1.0spg.
Miller attended Florida State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.
On Miller: A very good offensive player who can score lots of points. Has a quick-r eleased outside shot and attacka the rim well thanks to great leaping ability and good 1-vs-1 skills. His good ball handling and court vision allow him to play some time at the point. Has yet upside, and has shown improvements in each of his college seasons.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  KYRGYZSTAN  


Alga ties the Finals - by Eurobasket News

Alga tied the title series against Guiness-29. In game 2 they posted a 64-55 win to even the series at 1-1. Guiness-29 looked better in the first half and managed to produce two narrow victories 18-17 and 18-15 respectively. Alga however dominated the last stanza and erupted with an 18-5 surge to seal the win.
Politekhnik meanwhile clinched third place in the country. They overcame Tulpar-SKIF 76-59.



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Latvian U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Latvian U20 National Team 2017
#s#
Rihards Berzins
Berzins
Renars Birkans
Birkans
Roberts Blumbergs
Blumbergs
Arvids Dambenieks
Dambenieks
Roberts Dembskis
Dembskis
#e#5
Rihards Berzins 207-PF-97 Liepaja/Triobet Latvia
Renars Birkans 184-PG-97 LU Latvia
Roberts Blumbergs 204-F/C-97 GBA Sparta Czech Republic
Arvids Dambenieks 186-G-98 LU/BS Riga Latvia
Roberts Dembskis 205-C/F-98 LU Latvia
Kristaps Feikners 188-G-97 VEF skola Latvia
Davis Gutmanis 195-F-97 LU Latvia
Eduards Hazners 192-G-97 VEF Riga Latvia
Miks Kalnins 173-G-98 Madona Latvia
Verners Kohs 203-F-97 GBA Sparta Czech Republic
Arnolds Krauklis 192-F-97 Lee Academy (ME) USA
Dzeiks-Eduards Krumins 186-G-97 Gran Canaria B Spain
Rodions Kurucs 206-SF-98 FC Barcelona Spain
Ricards Pinne 196-G-97 W.Nebraska CC USA
Kristaps Purplevics 181-G-98 VeA Latvia
Kristaps Salmins 192-G-98 DSN/SB Latvia
Marcis Saulitis 207-C-97 Jurmala Latvia
Valdis Senkans 183-G-98 Liepaja/Triobet Latvia
Arturs Strautins 198-SF-98 Grissin Bon RE Italy
Toms Upe 188-PG-98 VEF skola Latvia
Kristians Viksne 191-G-97 Jurmala Latvia
Nikolajs Zotovs 182-PG-98 VEF Riga Latvia

Arnis Vecvagars Head Coach Jurmala Latvia
Martins Liepa Assistant Jurmala Latvia
Edmunds Valeiko Assistant Jekabpils 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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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 .


Mazen Mneimneh joins Antounieh - by Eurobasket News

CS Antounieh agreed terms with 31-year old ex-international swingman Mazen Mneimneh (192-86). He played last season at Champville (Pepsi LBL). In 19 games he had just 2.3ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.2apg.
The previous (15-16) season Mneimneh played at Tadamon (also in Pepsi LBL) where in 15 games he recorded 4.8ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.4apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Asia-Basket.com All-Lebanese League Honorable Mention back in 2008.
Mneimneh was also a member of Lebanese international program for some years. He played for Lebanese Senior National Team between 2006 and 2013 and previously for U18 National Team in 2004.
Mneimneh represented Lebanon at the West Asia Basketball Championships in Tehran (Iran) four years ago.
He has played previously for four other teams: Al Riyadi, Anibal, Al Moutahed and Byblos.
On Mneimneh: A true Asian basketball rising star. An excellent shooter and penetrator, who can score in lots of ways. Has also great leadership on the court and can defend well. Needs to adapt his game to senior level, but his rapid improving skills could allow him to become an NBA level player in few years.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Antounieh tabs Patrick Bou Abboud - by Eurobasket News

CS Antounieh inked 30-year old international forward Patrick Bou Abboud (199-87). He played most recently at Sagesse (Pepsi LBL). In 27 games he averaged 6.3ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.5apg and 1.1spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Bou Abboud played at Tadamon (also in Pepsi LBL) where in 23 games he had just 2.8ppg and 2.7rpg.
Among other achievements he played in the final of Dubai International Tournament in 2015. Bou Abboud received also Asia-Basket.com All-Lebanese League Honorable Mention award back in 2009.
He has been also a member of Lebanese international program for some years. Bou Abboud has regularly played for Lebanese senior team since 2011 and previously for U18 National Team in 2004.
He played at the WABA Club Championships this year.
Bou Abboud has played previously for two other teams: Champville and Bejjeh.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Motum leaves Zalgiris - by Eurobasket News

27-year old Australian international power forward Brock Motum (208-111kg-90, college: Washington State) left B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (LKL). In 47 games he averaged 9.8ppg and 2.6rpg. He helped them to win the league title and the cup. He also played 30 games in Euroleague where he had 10.8ppg and 3.4rpg.
Among other achievements Motum received Eurobasket.com Lithuanian LKL All-Imports Team award in 2016.
He has been also a member of Australian international program for some years. Motum has regularly played for Australian senior team since 2009 and previously for U19 National Team back in 2009.
He represented Australia at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. Motum's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 4 games: 5.0ppg, 2.0rpg.
And here thanks to pro basketball Motum experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Australian and of course North American leagues. Motum has played previously professionally in Italy (Virtus Bologna), NBA (Utah Jazz) and Australia (Adelaide 36ers and Australian Institute Sport).
He attended Washington State until 2013 and it is his fifth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Motum's outlook: A not so athletic PF with great offensive skills. He's an opportunistic scorer, who can shoot the three. He anticipates well and knows how to get into position to score. Also, Brock is still learning a lot and will continue to improve.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lietuvos Rytas re-signs coach Kurtinaitis - by Eurobasket News

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius and head coach Rimas Kurtinaitis (agency: Alti Sport ) have reached an agreement to remain together for another season. Kurtinaitis, 57, is the winningest coach in 7DAYS EuroCup history; he won the competition three times - once with Rytas in 2009 and twice more with Khimki in 2012 and 2015. A legendary shooter, Kurtinaitis won an Olympic gold medal with the Soviet Union in 1988 and two bronze medals with Lithuania in 1992 and 1996. He started his coaching career with Gala Baku of Azerbaijan and also worked for Ural Great of Russia, Sakalai Vilnius of Lithuania and Slask Wroclaw of Poland before joining Rytas in 2008. In his first stint with the club, Kurtinaitis not only helped Rytas win its second EuroCup title, but also led it to back-to-back Lithuanian League and Cup doubles as well as the Baltic League trophy in 2009. Kurtinaitis went on to coach VEF Riga of Latvia before joining Khimki in March 2011. He immediately delivered by leading the team to its first VTB League title in 2011. He started the 2016-17 season with Pallacanestro Cantu, re-joining Rytas in February.
Courtesy of: eurocupbasketball.com



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Contern lands Xavier Ford, ex Shinshu BW - by Igor Obradovic

AB Contern (Total League) tabbed 24-year old American forward Xavier Ford (201-95kg-93, college: Buffalo). He played most recently at Shinshu Brave Warriors Nagano in Japanese B League D2. In 24 games he averaged 7.4ppg and 5.3rpg last season. Ford also played that season for Cyberdyne (B League) in Japanese league where in 8 games he had 11.9ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.4spg. The other team he played that season for was Earthfriends Tokyo Z (B League) in Japanese league. In 16 games he recorded very impressive stats: 19.3ppg, 8.5rpg and 1.4spg.
Ford's college team won MAC Tournament in 2015.
He has played also professionally in D-League (Grand Rapids Drive).
Ford attended University of Buffalo until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @elevationba)

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Mexican U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Mexican U16 National Team 2017
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Allam Smith
Smith
Emiliano Morales
Morales
Alejandro Dennis
Dennis
Luis Lopez
Lopez
Gibran Avelino
Avelino
#e#5
4Allam Smith 178-SG-01
5Emiliano Morales 177-SF-01
6Alejandro Dennis 193-SF-01
7Luis Lopez 197-SG-01
8Gibran Avelino 192-PG-01
9Ivan Cruz 187-PF-01
10Ramses Diaz 195-PG-01
11Eduardo Tostado 193-C-01
12Jorge Galindo 196-SF-01
13Ramon Noriega 187-PG-01
14Oscar Lucero 197-PF-01
15Daniel Montiel 194-C-02

Ignacio Gella Head Coach
Jose Valdivia Assistant



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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President Nikola Pekovic left Partizan - by Igor Obradovic

31-year old Montenegrin Nikola Pekovic (agency: BeoBasket) left BC Partizan NiS Beograd (KLS) from his President position.
''In last two years we reduce our debt for 2.000.000 euros'' - Pekovic said in his resignation letter.
He come on President chair in 2015 but due the lack of trophy in his mandate he decided to step back from the position of first man of the Serbian powerhouse.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sixers Exercise Team Option On Robert Covington - by Eurobasket News

The Sixers have exercised their team option for the 2017/18 season on Robert Covington (6'9''-F-90, college: Tennessee St.), the team announced today in a press release. A decision on the option had been due later this month. The move is a formality that has little impact on Philadelphia's offseason plans, since Covington's salary remains non-guaranteed even after his option has been exercised. According to Basketball Insiders' data, $53,547 of Covington's $1,577,230 salary for next season will become guaranteed on August 9, but the rest of his salary won't be fully guaranteed until January. Although Covington doesn't really receive any more security with today's transaction, there's little doubt that the Sixers will eventually guarantee his '17/18 salary. The four-year veteran, who is still on a minimum salary contract, has been a key contributor in Philadelphia's rotation for the last few years. In 2016/17, he averaged 12.9 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 1.9 SPG, and 2.0 3PT, while playing solid perimeter defense. Covington will be extension-eligible during the coming season, as he enters the final year of his contract. If he plays out his final year without working out a new deal with the Sixers, the 26-year-old is on track to reach unrestricted free agency in the summer of 2018.
Courtesy of: hoopsrumors.com



Celtics Considered Primary Threat To Sign Blake Griffin Away From Clippers - by Eurobasket News

While the Los Angeles Clippers will attempt to re-sign Blake Griffin (6'10''-F-89, college: Oklahoma), the Boston Celtics are considered a primary threat to sign him away. "Boston is really the danger for Blake Griffin," said Wojnarowski. "I think Boston's two primary free agent targets, right now, are Gordon Hayward and Blake Griffin. Now they're not going to get both of them, but they're both players that would potentially have interest there. I think Boston looks at in different ways with their future." Griffin also is said to have noticed the way Boston embraced Paul Pierce during his final visit. Griffin has been limited to 67 games, 35 games and 61 games over the past three seasons after he finished third in MVP voting in 2014. Griffin has never been a free agent before in his career.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



LeBron James In Play To Leave Cleveland Again In 2018 - by Eurobasket News

LeBron James (6'8''-SF-84) can become a free agent again in 2018 and there is no guarantee he will remain with the Cleveland Cavaliers. James returned to the Cavaliers in 2014 and re-signed in free agency in 2015 and again in 2016. James signed a two-plus-one deal in 2016. "They're almost on a one-year plan because LeBron's free agency comes up again next year," said Adrian Wojnarowski. "Not only is there no guarantee he's coming back, I'm not sure there's an expectation he's re-signing there. I think they feel, I think within Cleveland, and around the league, they feel he's very much in play to leave again and likely head out West to one of the two L.A. teams. "The Lakers could very well be a target. The possibility of Miami again, based on how they, what that team looks like and where they are. Would Dwyane Wade (6'4''-G-82, college: Marquette) go back there? "But I think the focus, a lot of LeBron's, you know his business interests, his Hollywood aspirations, his media ventures are based out there. "And I wrote this last year and said it and believed it. The minute he won that championship in Cleveland he was liberated to leave again. Now, if he had not won a title in Cleveland and then left again, I think there would be tremendous backlash again. But the fact that he came back and did what he set out to do, which was to bring a title to Cleveland. He hoped to bring multiple ones, that's probably not going to happen here. "LeBron's future and the uncertainty around it in Cleveland impacts, to me, not only what Cleveland does between now and next year but everybody else in the East."
Courtesy of: realgm.com



Nuggets promote Arturas Karnisovas to general manager, make Tim Connelly president of basketball operations - by Eurobasket News

In an aggressive move to secure the future of the Nuggets front office, owner Josh Kroenke has promoted assistant general manager Arturas Karnisovas to general manager, according to a league source. Tim Connelly will move from general manager to a new role as Denver's president of basketball operations. The move keeps Karnisovas, who was a finalist for the GM job in Milwaukee, in Denver for the foreseeable future and provides a clear signal that Kroenke is encouraged by the trajectory of the franchise. Karnisovas joined the Nuggets front office alongside Connelly in 2013, and the pair has worked together to draft and build a young group of players that includes Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray, Gary Harris and Juancho Hernangomez. Before becoming a finalist for the Milwaukee job this month, Karnisovas became a finalist last summer in Brooklyn's search for a general manager. Clearly, Karnisovas, whose strong ties to European basketball scene helped the Nuggets evaluate and draft Jokic and other promising talents over the past four years, was viewed as an executive ready for a general manager's seat. Now he has the title in Denver with a Nuggets team intent on moving forward with a roster full of players under the age of 23. Prior to joining the Nuggets, Karnisovas spent five years with the Houston Rockets, the last as the team's director of scouting. He has also worked at the NBA's league office on the business operations side. The foray into management for Karnisovas began after a distinguished basketball career that began at Seton Hall, where he played from 1990 to 1994. He led his home country of Lithuania to Olympic bronze medals in 1992 and 1996 and had a distinguished overseas career in several countries. He was named the European player of the year by FIBA in 1996.
Courtesy of: denverpost.com



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A very big win, followed by a very big loss for the London Lightning - by Eurobasket News

The London Lightning are losing a major piece of their NBL Canada championship team. Head coach Kyle Julius is stepping down following the team's 2017 championship season. 'It's been an unbelievable experience,' Julius told AM 980. 'But, I've got to make sure that my family is happy, I've got to make sure that my family is looked after and I knew this was just something that I had to do.' Julius spent two seasons with the Lightning, taking them to the league finals both years. Last year the Lightning lost to Halifax in seven games. This season, London defeated Halifax in six games. When you add up the numbers, Julius orchestrated two of the best years that the London Lightning have enjoyed as a franchise. Overall, his teams compiled a 61-19 regular season record and a 21-8 mark in the playoffs. This past season, London broke their own league record for most wins in a single season with 35. They had 33 in 2012-13, the last time they won the NBL Canada championship. It has been quite a run for the 37-year old, former All-Canadian from the University of Guelph. Julius was a member of the Canadian National basketball team and played professionally in Italy before returning to North America. His first contact with the Lightning came as a player. Julius dressed for two games during London's inaugural season. He was an outstanding three-point shooter, who was recruited to play NCAA Division-1 basketball at Furman and spent two seasons with the Paladins, making the Southern Conference All-Rookie team in 1998-99. His coaching career hit its highest point professionally with the Lightning, but it began almost immediately following the end of his run as a player. Julius founded A-Game Hoops, a development program that works to develop basketball players at all levels, including the NBA. Julius admits that he does not have a next destination in mind. 'I'm going to take the summer to spend some more time at home. I'm going to work aggressively work to better myself as a coach and I'm going to hope that my winning percentage and the way that we developed guys lands me an opportunity as a coach and if it doesn't, it doesn't.' No replacement has been named.
Courtesy of: globalnews.ca



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MiKyle McIntosh, Illinois State graduate transfer, commits to Oregon Ducks - by Eurobasket News

For weeks, Illinois State graduate transfer Mikyle McIntosh (6'7''-F-94) has tried to keep his second recruitment close to the vest. Throughout the month of May and into June, family and friends had shown him social media recruiting updates and comments about where he was headed. In many cases, McIntosh said, the reports were inaccurate, or completely fabricated. But this, he said, was true - after withdrawing his name from the NBA draft and narrowing it down to a final four of Gonzaga, Oklahoma, Oregon and Oregon State, the 6-foot-7, 234-pound wing, originally out of Toronto, Canada, called coach Dana Altman late Tuesday night and let him know he had made his decision. "I talked to coach Altman," he said. "I let him know that I wanted to be a Duck." After losing the majority of its rotation from a Final Four team this spring, the addition of McIntosh is welcomed news for the Oregon coaching staff. Last season, he averaged 12.5 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and nearly a block and a steal per game, while shooting 41 percent from the field and 34.8 percent from three-point range. Those numbers earned the versatile athlete All-MVC second team and the All-NABC District 16 second team honors. Playing a variety of positions, McIntosh believes Oregon is the right fit because he can help steady the rotation and contribute across the board. "It was the system they have - basketball-wise," he said. "I like how they play. They play really free, and play so a lot of guys can effect the game all at once and in different ways. You can attack from different areas. It's really appealing. There were a lot of things that went into it, for sure." Another factor for the former Illinois State wing was the belief that the Ducks are headed back to the NCAA tournament, which became an overarching theme for all of his final four suitors. "The postseason was definitely a factor," he said. "I believe every team I mentioned will be an NCAA tournament team next year. It was really important to me, because I always dreamed of playing in the NCAA tournament and I've never been." McIntosh joins a 2017 recruiting haul that includes New Mexico transfer Elijah Brown, five-star point forward Troy Brown Jr. and a trio of coveted four-star prospects - V.J. Bailey, Abu KIgab and Kenny Wooten Jr. Before he can enter into the fold, however, McIntosh still has some Illinois State coursework to complete. He hopes to head to Eugene this summer. "Those dates are still up in the air, because I still have to take some courses online to graduate," he said.
Courtesy of: oregonlive.com



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Mike Karena to join Lleida - by Eurobasket News

Mike Karena (208-C-93, college: Wright St.) is set to join Lleida next season. The Kiwi centre is not new to Spain. He spent the previous season with Sammic ISB. His stats read 14.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game in LEB Silver. The centre was named LEB Silver Player of the Year. Mike Karena is currently playing for the Canterbury Rams in New Zealand. He notches 7.9 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in NBL.


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NBBF Election 2017 - by Olusegun Ikuesan

The newly elected Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) Board under the leadership of Tijjani Umar wishes to make it known that it has followed due process to the letter in conducting its affairs including the election of 12 June, 2017.

The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) is in custody of the NBBF ratified Constitution and the election rules and regulation which the NOC made input into for the conduct of the election. Let it be known to all therefore that the NOC was fully aware and briefed on the intention of the NBBF to conduct its election according to its Constitution which is the best practice around the world.

In addition, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) was consulted and it made input into the Constitution of the Federation before it was adopted and ratified by the Congress of the NBBF Annual General Meeting on 30 January, 2017. The Constitution is superior to any document guiding the NBBF in the conduct of its affairs and there are articles and clear provisions empowering the Federation to conduct its election and stipulating the composition of the Board of the Federation.

The Board as it is composed in the Constitution is the most broad-based, covering the basketball technical bodies, players representative, women's representative, members of the international bodies and one representative each from the six geo-political zones elected by their state chairmen.

Having followed the provisions of its Constitution and taking away basketball from the highest bidder, the new basketball board will not waste any precious time arguing with anyone trying to justify the legality or otherwise of the election in Kano or Abuja. It is a fact known to all that the Secretary General of the NOC who is aware of all these facts has betrayed the NOC family in Nigeria by pursuing an agenda that is not acceptable to the rest of the NOC Exco and Executive Board.

In this circumstance, the newly elected NBBF Board led by Tijjani Umar and Olumide Oyedeji has forwarded to the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and all who should know a full report on the election and will await any action or decision from it.

In conclusion, it is our utmost duty to follow due process and the best way of doing things if we profess to love our game and country and it should never be difficult for any stakeholder to do or recognize what is right. It is on record that the Abuja elections of 13 June, 2017 were characterized by intrigues, irregularities, mischief and outright confusion and Nigeria does not deserve this.

The NBBF will not contribute to this way of doing things and therefore appeal to the Media to also exercise great caution in publicising only positive stories that make Nigeria look good, honourable and respectable in the international community.

SIGNED
Patrick Omorodion
NBBF Media Adviser



Enisey welcomes back Braimoh - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarsk (VTB) landed 28-year old Nigerian international power forward Suleiman Braimoh (203-104kg-89, college: Rice). It is actually his comeback to Krasnoyarsk as he has played here before. Braimoh played most recently at JSF Nanterre in French ProA. He managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In three ProA games he averaged 4.7ppg and 2.3rpg. Braimoh also played that season for Enisey where in 16 FIBA Europe Cup games he had 9.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. Braimoh also played 27 games in VTB United League where he recorded 13.3ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.7apg and 1.3spg.
Among other achievements Braimoh's team won Qatar Heir Apparent Cup in 2013. He received also Australiabasket.com All-New Zealand NBL Player of the Year award back in 2014.
Braimoh played at the Gulf Club Championships Semifinals four years ago.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Braimoh experienced life in six different countries playing on five different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian, Latin American, Australian and of course North American leagues. Braimoh has played previously professionally in Germany (Giessen 46ers), Japan (Niigata Albirex and Shinshu Brave Warriors Nagano), Mexico (Huracanes), New Zealand (Hawks and Mountain Airs), Qatar (Al Rayyan and Al Gharafa) and D-League (Reno Bighorns).
He attended Rice University until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Braimoh's outlook: Can shoot 35% from 3 point line. Can handle the ball off the dripple and can penetrate and finish well. Still needs a little more polish on his skills. But is a great defensive player, hard working and a natural ability to rebound.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Paraguayan U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Paraguayan U16 National Team 2017
#s#
Enrique Aguilera
Aguilera
Giuliano Girett
Girett
Roberto Mercado
Mercado
Fabrizio Aquino
Aquino
Carlos Flores
Flores
#e#5
4Enrique Aguilera 176-F-01
5Giuliano Girett 172-PG-01
6Roberto Mercado 182-PG-01
7Fabrizio Aquino 187-F-01
8Carlos Flores 195-C-01
9Gustavo Coronel 178-F-01
10Santiago Ochipinti 190-PF-02
11Alejandro Aguero 195-C-01
12Sebastian Galarza 185-PF-01
13Matheus Blaich 188-F-01
14Jose Barreto 185-F-01
15Fabricio Ruiz 187-G-02

Juan Pablo Feliu Head Coach Olimpia Paraguay
Jose Talavera Assistant



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PBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ricardo RATLIFFE
  Star H.
  (203-F-89)
  Avg: 31.8
 1. Ratliffe, Star H.31.8 
 2. Jefferson, Alaska A.29.5 
 3. Brownlee, B.Gin.28.3 
 4. Rhodes, SM Beermen27.8 
 5. Smith, Blackwater27.7 
 6. Taggart, Rain o.26.1 
 7. McKay, Phoenix23.8 
 8. Chism, NLEX R.23.5 
 9. Mitchell, Star H.21.3 
 10. Romeo, Globalport20.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ricardo RATLIFFE
  Star H.
  (203-F-89)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Ratliffe, Star H.21.3 
 2. Smith, Blackwater21.2 
 3. Stepheson, Meralco .19.4 
 4. McKay, Phoenix17.3 
 5. Mitchell, Star H.14.4 
 6. Chism, NLEX R.14.1 
 7. Jefferson, Alaska A.14.0 
 8. Taggart, Rain o.11.9 
 9. Brownlee, B.Gin.11.2 
 10. Rhodes, SM Beermen10.2 
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.5.1 
 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.2.3 
 3. Brownlee, B.Gin.1.8 
 4. Lassiter, SM Be.1.8 
 5. Jalalon, Star H.1.6 
 6. Cruz, Rain or Shine1.5 
 7. Exciminiano, Alaska A.1.5 
 8. Norwood, Rain o.1.4 
 9. Jazul, Phoenix1.2 
 10. Castro-W., TNT K.1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Tony MITCHELL
  Star H.
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Mitchell, Star H.2.9 
 2. Ratliffe, Star H.2.4 
 3. Aguilar, B.Ginebra2.3 
 4. McKay, Phoenix2.1 
 5. Brownlee, B.Gin.1.9 
 6. Stepheson, Meralco .1.8 
 7. Jefferson, Alaska A.1.8 
 8. Rhodes, SM Beermen1.7 
 9. Chism, NLEX R.1.5 
 10. Fajardo, SM Be.1.5 


Lassiter's Clutch 3 Puts SMB One Win Away From Finals - by Eurobasket News

At the buzzer, the San Miguel Beermen were all on top of Marcio Lassiter (190-G-87, college: CS Fullerton) on the floor in a frenzied celebration. For Lassiter saved their night, firing away a go-for-broke three-pointer that allowed the Beermen to pull off another escape act and seize the pivotal 2-1 lead over the Star Hotshots in their PBA Commissioner's Cup best-of-five semi-final showdown at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday night. Lassiter grabbed a crucial offensive rebound and drained a trey off the glass with 1.9 ticks to go as the Beermen squeaked past the Hotshots, 111-110 - 48 hours after a 77-76 nail-biter in the previous game. The Beermen take their first of two cracks at the finals at 7 p.m. Friday back at the MOA Arena in Pasay City. The Hotshots were the ones looked headed to securing the 2-1 series lead when Chris Ross (185-G-85, college: Marshall) failed to connect on a drive with seven seconds to go and the Beermen trailing at 108-110. But Lassiter was in the right place at the right time, gaining the rebound before banging away the game-winning trey off Justin Melton. In nailing his second triple in the night and a total of 12 markers, Lassiter saved the great efforts of Charles Rhodes (203-F/C-85, college: Mississippi St.), June Mar Fajardo (210-C-89) and Chris Ross, and negated Ricardo Ratliffe (203-F-89, college: Missouri)'s outstanding near triple-double job. Ratliffe delivered game-highs of 44 points, 19 rebounds and seven assists, and personally pushed the Hotshots ahead, 110-108, at the finish after scoring all of their last 10 points from 100-104 down. Paul Lee (185-G-89), Ian Sangalang and Jio Jalalon also did wonderful jobs, contributing 21, 11 and 10 points, respectively, as the Hotshots dragged the Beermen in another fierce duel marked by eight lead changes and seven deadlocks. Rhodes came through with 36 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and three blocks in an emotional performance where he's seen in separate verbal skirmishes with Sangalang and Marc Pingris. He picked up a fifth foul with 2:40 left to play but managed to stay in the game all the way to the finish. The two imports buckled down to work right away, each submitting 18 points in the first half. With Fajardo also collecting an early double-digit number, the Beermen built a 12-point lead at 46-34 before settling for a 56-52 margin at halftime.
Courtesy of: pba.ph



Trevis Simpson (ex Hyeres-Toulon) is a newcomer at Blackwater - by Eurobasket News

Blackwater Elite (PBA) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American swingman Trevis Simpson (193-84kg-91, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Three Eye Sports). He played last season at Hyeres-Toulon in French ProA. In 24 games he recorded 10.3ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season Simpson played at Joensuun_Kataja in Finnish Korisliiga where in 39 games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 18.5ppg and had 3.8rpg and 2.5apg. He helped them to win the regular season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga 2nd Team. Simpson also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged remarkable 17.7ppg, 5.1rpg and 2.1apg.
Simpson has played also professionally in Greece (Kolossos H Hotels and A.G.O Rethymno Aegean).
He attended University of North Carolina, Greensboro until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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



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  POLAND  


Rduch left Krosno - by Eurobasket News

28-year old small forward Szymon Rduch (196-89, agency: Promotex) left Miasto Szkla Krosno (PLK). In 31 games he had 4.7ppg and 1.8rpg. He helped them to make it to the Polish Cup Semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Rduch won Polish 1Liga championship title in 2014 and 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Polish 1Liga 1st Team in 2015 and 2016.
Rduch has played previously for three other teams: Kotwica, Sokol Lancut and Polfarmex.

Miasto Szkla Krosno roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Krzysztof Jakobczyk
Davis Lejasmeiers
Grzegorz Grochowski
Jakov Mustapic
Devante Wallace

Forwards:
Marcin Sroka
Anton Gaddefors

Center:
Seid Hajric

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Archibeque leaves PGE Turow - by Eurobasket News

33-year old American center Kirk Archibeque (205-113kg-84, college: Fort Lewis) left PGE Turow Zgorzelec (PLK). In 31 games in Poland he averaged 11.4ppg and 7.1rpg. He helped them to make it to the Polish Cup Semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Archibeque played at Belfius Mons Hainaut (Scooore League) in Belgium where in 12 games he had 10.6ppg and 4.3rpg. He also played 7 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 10.3ppg and 6.1rpg.
Archibeque is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Georgia (MIA), Slovakia, Ukraine (Kryvbas), Poland (Stelmet, LKS MG13 Lodz, Rosa and Polpharma), Belgium (Antwerp Giants) and Czech Republic (Levice).
Archibeque attended Fort Lewis College until 2009 and it is his ninth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  PUERTO RICO  

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, Bayamon10.2 
 3. Laury, Mayaguez9.7 
 4. Famous, Humacao9.0 
 5. James, Fajardo8.8 
 6. James, Fajardo8.5 
 7. Romero, Bayamon8.4 
 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. Fitch, Quebradillas6.4 
 4. Abreu, Aguada6.4 
 5. Guzman, Humacao6.0 
 6. Smith, Quebradillas5.7 
 7. Soto, Bayamon5.5 
 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. James, Fajardo1.3 
 7. Fitch, Quebradillas1.3 
 8. Smith, Quebradillas1.3 
 9. Collier, Mayaguez1.2 
 10. Mendoza, Aguada1.2 
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. Akindele, Bayamon1.1 
 6. Lalanne, Arecibo1.1 
 7. Orozco, Humacao1.0 
 8. Hernandez, Quebradi.1.0 
 9. Gaston, Aguada0.9 
 10. Collier, Mayaguez0.8 


Puerto Rican U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Puerto Rican U16 National Team 2017
#s#
Luis Rolon
Rolon
Jermaine Miranda
Miranda
Christian Cruz
Cruz
Derek Luna
Luna
Diego Gonzalez
Gonzalez
#e#5
4Luis Rolon 185-G-01
5Jermaine Miranda 190-SG-01
6Christian Cruz 198-F-01
7Derek Luna 195-C-01
8Diego Gonzalez 187-SG-01
9Miguel Santos 205-C-02
10Andre Curbelo 185-PG-01 Long Island Lutheran USA
11Sebastian Martinez 195-C-01
12Harry Sosa 195-F-01
13Charlie O'Neil 200-C-01
14Victor Rosa 195-SF-01
15Rafael Pinzon 193-G-02

Raymond Cintron Head Coach
Miguel Torres Assistant



Damien Wilkins gets MVP of the Week award for Puerto Rican BSN - by Eurobasket News

Experienced American Damien Wilkins (198-G-80) put on an amazing game in the last week for Guayama and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for week 32.
The 36-year old guard had the game-high 33 points adding five rebounds and five assists for Guayama in his team's victory, helping them to beat Quebradillas (#3, 18-11) 81-76. Guayama is placed at 8th position in Puerto Rican BSN. Guayama is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 11-18 record. In the team's last game Wilkins had a remarkable six three-pointers out of 9 attempts. He just recently signed at Guayama, being already a very valuable addition to the team. University of Georgia graduate has very impressive stats this year. Wilkins is in league's top in points (3rd best: 20.2ppg) and averages solid 53.4% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last week's games was 28-year old American power forward Justin Keenan (202-F/C-88) of San German. Keenan impressed basketball fans with 25 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists. It was enough for San German to edge slightly lower-ranked Bayamon (#7, 13-18) by 2 points 94-92. San German's 5th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 15-14 record is not bad and everything may still change. Keenan is one of the most experienced players at San German and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last week was American forward Carlos Emory (196-F-91) of Ponce (#4). Emory scored 15 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Ponce, leading his team to a 77-73 win against the lower-ranked Mayaguez (#9, 10-17). Ponce needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 16 victories and 13 lost games. Emory has a very solid season. In 29 games in Puerto Rico he scored 10.9ppg. He also has 5.1rpg and FGP: 61.4%. Carlos Emory has also Puerto Rican passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jorge Bryan Diaz (210-C-89) of Quebradillas - 16 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Gary Browne (185-G-93) of San German - 14 points, 9 rebounds and 10 assists
6. Gilberto Clavell (200-F-89) of Aguada - 20 points and 6 rebounds
7. Peter Ramos (222-C-85) of Humacao - 15 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
8. William Orozco (201-F-85) of Humacao - 13 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Mike Harris (198-SF-83) of Ponce - 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Kleon Penn (213-C-86) of Guayama - 12 points and 11 rebounds

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



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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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
gschID: 540204


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
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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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Enisey welcomes back Braimoh - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarsk (VTB) landed 28-year old Nigerian international power forward Suleiman Braimoh (203-104kg-89, college: Rice). It is actually his comeback to Krasnoyarsk as he has played here before. Braimoh played most recently at JSF Nanterre in French ProA. He managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In three ProA games he averaged 4.7ppg and 2.3rpg. Braimoh also played that season for Enisey where in 16 FIBA Europe Cup games he had 9.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. Braimoh also played 27 games in VTB United League where he recorded 13.3ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.7apg and 1.3spg.
Among other achievements Braimoh's team won Qatar Heir Apparent Cup in 2013. He received also Australiabasket.com All-New Zealand NBL Player of the Year award back in 2014.
Braimoh played at the Gulf Club Championships Semifinals four years ago.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Braimoh experienced life in six different countries playing on five different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian, Latin American, Australian and of course North American leagues. Braimoh has played previously professionally in Germany (Giessen 46ers), Japan (Niigata Albirex and Shinshu Brave Warriors Nagano), Mexico (Huracanes), New Zealand (Hawks and Mountain Airs), Qatar (Al Rayyan and Al Gharafa) and D-League (Reno Bighorns).
He attended Rice University until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Braimoh's outlook: Can shoot 35% from 3 point line. Can handle the ball off the dripple and can penetrate and finish well. Still needs a little more polish on his skills. But is a great defensive player, hard working and a natural ability to rebound.

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Aaron Jackson leaves CSKA Moscow - by Eurobasket News

31-year old American guard Aaron Jackson (190-83kg-86, college: Duquesne) left Defending champion CSKA Moscow (VTB). Jackson has played there for the last five years. In 34 Euroleague games he averaged 7.6ppg, 1.4rpg and 3.6apg. Jackson helped them to make it to the Euroleague Final Four. He played there also last season. Jackson also played 32 games in VTB United League where he had 8.2ppg, 1.8rpg and 4.0apg. He contributed to his team winning the VTB United League championship (twice) (also twice).
Among other achievements Jackson received Eurobasket.com All-Spanish ACB 3rd Team award back in 2012.
He has played also professionally in Italy (Virtus Bologna), Turkey (Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye) and Spain (RETAbet Bilbao Basket).
Jackson attended University of Duquesne until 2009 and it is his ninth season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: Can spend time in both the guard position, has good offensive skills, his team mentality allows him to be a good PG even at European level. He's enough tall and strong to succesfully guard the opposite SGs, in some seasons he could become a star at Euroleague level.

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KLS Round 2 of Finals. Crvena Zvezda celebrate second victory - by Eurobasket News

FMP - Crvena Zvezda 76-91

Crvena Zvezda earned the second consecutive victory in KLS Finals. They rolled past FMP on the road to move closer to the title. The game was mostly controlled by Crvena Zvezda. FMP managed to win fourth quarter 22-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Crvena Zvezda looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The former international Luka Mitrovic (204-93) orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). International Marko Guduric (196-95, agency: BeoBasket) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Five Crvena Zvezda players scored in double figures. American center Isaiah Austin (216-93, college: Baylor) replied with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks and Dejan Davidovac (202-95, agency: BeoBasket) added 12 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for FMP. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
FMP: I.Austin 25+7reb+1ast, D.Davidovac 12+8reb+2ast, F.Covic 10+1reb+11ast, R.Seslija 9+2reb, D.Apic 8+1reb+1ast, A.Radanov 5+2reb+1ast
Crvena Zvezda: M.Guduric 19+1reb+3ast, L.Mitrovic 14+7reb+3ast, N.Dangubic 12+2reb+1ast, C.Jenkins 10+3reb+5ast, M.Simonovic 10+2reb+2ast, O.Dobric 7+4reb+1ast
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President Nikola Pekovic left Partizan - by Igor Obradovic

31-year old Montenegrin Nikola Pekovic (agency: BeoBasket) left BC Partizan NiS Beograd (KLS) from his President position.
''In last two years we reduce our debt for 2.000.000 euros'' - Pekovic said in his resignation letter.
He come on President chair in 2015 but due the lack of trophy in his mandate he decided to step back from the position of first man of the Serbian powerhouse.

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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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Mogadishu City Beats Mombasa Sharks 83-62 in Its First Africa City Challenge Game - by Eurobasket News

Mogadishu Beats Mombasa Sharks In Its Debut Africa City Challenge Basketball Game Mogadishu City on Monday beat Mombasa Sharks 83-62 in a hotly contested game at the Nyayo Stadium Nairobi. Mogadishu players most having experience playing in North America turned to be too good for their rivals Mombasa in the Kwese Africa City Challenge a tourney bringing together basketball teams from the regions main cities. Mogadishu will be facing its second challenge in a game with Juba South Sudan. Somalis living in Nairobi packed the Nyayo stadium to offer support to their home city. "Congrats to Mogadishu city basketball team on winning the match against Mombasa today" Mogadishu Mayor Thabit Mohamed tweeted upon receiving the news. "Mogadishu is rooting for you for the coming games" Thabit added.
Courtesy of: radiodalsan.com



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Stats Leaders - ACB

Points Per Game
 Edwin JACKSON
  Estudian.
  (190-SG-89)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Jackson, Estudian.21.4 
 2. Llull, Real Madrid16.3 
 3. Shermadini, Andor.15.7 
 4. Bamforth, RE.14.5 
 5. Jelovac, Zaragoza14.3 
 6. Campazzo, UCAM M.14.1 
 7. Larkin, Baskonia14.1 
 8. Benzing, Zaragoza13.7 
 9. Nedovic, Unicaja13.5 
 10. Popovic, Fuenlabr.13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ante TOMIC
  FC Barce.
  (217-C-87)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Tomic, FC Barce.7.7 
 2. Shermadini, Andor.7.6 
 3. Diagne, Fuenlabrada6.7 
 4. Mahalbasic, Sevilla6.6 
 5. Ayon, Real Madrid6.4 
 6. Suton, Estudiantes6.2 
 7. Norel, Zaragoza6.1 
 8. Dubljevic, Valencia5.7 
 9. Fotu, Zaragoza5.7 
 10. Jordan, Joventut5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Mickey MCCONNELL
  Obradoiro
  (182-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. McConnell, Obradoiro6.4 
 2. Albicy, Andorra6.2 
 3. Campazzo, UCAM M.5.9 
 4. Llull, Real Madrid5.4 
 5. Bellas, Zaragoza5.1 
 6. Larkin, Baskonia4.9 
 7. Cook, Estudiantes4.7 
 8. Oliver, Gran Canaria4.6 
 9. White, Iberosta.4.3 
 10. Diot, Valencia4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  UCAM M.
  (181-PG-91)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Campazzo, UCAM M.1.6 
 2. Cook, Estudiantes1.5 
 3. Albicy, Andorra1.5 
 4. Hanga, Baskonia1.4 
 5. Larkin, Baskonia1.4 
 6. Machado, Manresa1.3 
 7. Lockett, Sevilla1.2 
 8. Diot, Valencia1.2 
 9. Bellas, Zaragoza1.1 
 10. Mumbru, RE.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Hamady N''DIAYE
  Unicaja
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. N''diaye, Unicaja1.2 
 2. Rey, Manresa1.2 
 3. Randolph, Real Madrid1.1 
 4. Tumba, UCAM M.1.0 
 5. Pustovyi, Obradoiro1.0 
 6. Antetokounmp., Andor.0.9 
 7. Eric, RE.0.8 
 8. Diagne, Fuenlabrada0.8 
 9. Jordan, Joventut0.8 
 10. Traore, Estudiantes0.8 


Liga Endesa Round 3 of Finals. Valencia celebrate second victory - by Eurobasket News

Valencia - Real Madrid 81-64

Valencia rolled past Real Madrid at home court to take 2-1 lead in the championship series. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 81-64. It was a good game for Montenegrin Bojan Dubljevic (205-91, agency: BeoBasket) who led his team to a victory with 14 points and 6 rebounds. The former international swingman Fernando San-Emeterio (199-84) contributed with 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Mexican power forward Gustavo Ayon (207-85, college: San Jose St.) answered with 15 points and 8 rebounds and Slovenian point guard Luka Doncic (201-99) added 13 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Real Madrid. Four Real Madrid players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Valencia: W.Thomas 16+2reb, F.San Emeterio 15+5reb+3ast, B.Dubljevic 14+6reb+3ast, G.Vives 9+2reb, R.Sato 8+2reb, L.Sikma 6+6reb+5ast
Real Madrid: S.Llull 16+2reb+1ast, G.Ayon 15+8reb+1ast, L.Doncic 13+8reb+2ast, R.Fernandez 10+1reb+3ast, J.Taylor 4+1reb+1ast, J.Carroll 3+1reb
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Mike Karena to join Lleida - by Eurobasket News

Mike Karena (208-C-93, college: Wright St.) is set to join Lleida next season. The Kiwi centre is not new to Spain. He spent the previous season with Sammic ISB. His stats read 14.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game in LEB Silver. The centre was named LEB Silver Player of the Year. Mike Karena is currently playing for the Canterbury Rams in New Zealand. He notches 7.9 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in NBL.


Coach Navarro leaves Manresa - by Eurobasket News

45-year old coach Ibon Navarro (agency: BeoBasket) left ICL Manresa (Liga Endesa). He helped them to make it to the Catalon league final.
Navarro has coached previously two other teams: Baskonia and Valencia Basket.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Baskonia signs Vincent Poirier, ex Paris-Levallois - by Eurobasket News

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa) signed 24-year old French international center Vincent Poirier (210-93). He played last season at Paris-Levallois in French ProA. In 40 games he had 10.7ppg and 7.5rpg. A very impressive season as he was named to French ProA All-Star Game. Poirier also spent pre-season at CFBB (ProB) in French league that year. Quite impressive season as he was named to French ProA All-Star Game.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Poirier's team made it to the French Leaders Cup Final Four in 2014.
He was also a member of French international program for some years. Poirier played for French Senior National Team in 2014 and previously for U20 National Team in 2013.
He represented France at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.2ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.2bpg, FGP: 51.4%, FT: 58.3%.
Poirier has played also professionally in France for Hyeres-Toulon.

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Akita Happinets sign coach Josep Claros - by Eurobasket News

Akita Northern Happinets (B League) signed 48-year old Spaniard coach Josep Claros. He coached last season at Al Manama in Bahrain Premier League. He helped them to win the league title.
Part of previous (2015-16) season Claros worked at Fukuoka Rizing (BJ League). He also coached for Al Muharraq (also in Premier League) that season. Claros used to coach Egyptian National Team back in 2015.
He is quite experienced coach. Claros has coached in five different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). He has coached previously professionally in Canada (Halifax_Rainmen), Holland (Groningen), Mexico (Pioneros), Portugal and Venezuela.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Norrkoping keeps Schuberg for another season - by Eurobasket News

Norrkoping Dolphins (Basketligan) re-signed 22-year old guard Tim Schuberg (188-95). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 39 Basketligan games he recorded 5.0ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.4apg last season. Schuberg helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
He played in the final of Swedish Basketligan in 2016.
Schuberg represented Sweden at the European Championships U20 Division B in Szekesfehervar (Hungary) two years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 8 games: 7.9ppg, 2.1rpg, Assists-2 (6.1apg), 1.9spg, FGP: 55.2%, 3PT: 32.0%, FT: 58.3%.
Schuberg has played previously for two other teams: Solna Vikings and KFUM Blackeberg.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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





Neuchatel sign Vladimir Ruzicic as head coach - by Luca Maffioli

Union Neuchatel Basket announced the new head coach. Vladimir Ruzicic replaces Emmanuel Schmitt who decided to move to Hyres-Toulon. Last season Ruzicic work as head coach of Groupe E Academie Fribourg U23 in LNB and assistant coach with Fribourg Olympic in LNA. The serbian specialist started his career in Serbia with junion teams of Partizan, Crvena Zvezda et BC Beovuk. Then he moved to Poland in AKM Wloclawek as head coach and then to Denmark with Randers Cimbria Basketball.


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  TURKEY  

Stats Leaders - D1

Points Per Game
 Ricky LEDO
  Yesilgiresun
  (201-SF-92)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Ledo, Yesilgiresun21.2 
 2. Shorter, TED K.20.1 
 3. Theodore, Banvit BK18.4 
 4. Jefferson, Gazia.18.0 
 5. Summers, Pinar K.17.0 
 6. Morrison, TED K.16.5 
 7. Hayes, Demir IBB16.4 
 8. Denmon, Gaziantep16.1 
 9. Green, Pinar K.15.9 
 10. McKissic, Usak15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vladimir STIMAC
  Besiktas
  (210-C-87)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Stimac, Besiktas9.6 
 2. Dorsey, Best B.9.2 
 3. Jefferson, Gazia.9.1 
 4. Thomas, TED K.7.7 
 5. Wright, Trabzons.7.7 
 6. Auguste, Usak7.5 
 7. Hummer, TED K.7.0 
 8. Pleiss, Galatasaray6.9 
 9. Gill, Yesilgiresun6.9 
 10. Summers, Pinar K.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jordan THEODORE
  Banvit BK
  (182-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Theodore, Banvit BK7.2 
 2. Heurtel, Anadolu .6.7 
 3. Green, Pinar K.5.6 
 4. Gutierrez, Trabzons.5.4 
 5. Armstead, Yesilgir.5.2 
 6. Ermis, Tofas5.1 
 7. Granger, Anadolu .4.9 
 8. Guler, Galatasaray4.8 
 9. Rautins, Gaziantep4.7 
 10. Roll, Besiktas4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jeremy CHAPPELL
  Banvit BK
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Chappell, Banvit BK2.0 
 2. Shorter, TED K.2.0 
 3. Hummer, TED K.1.8 
 4. Ponitka, Pinar K.1.7 
 5. Cherry, Gaziantep1.7 
 6. Klobucar, Istanbu.1.6 
 7. Guler, Galatasaray1.6 
 8. Osman, Anadolu .1.6 
 9. Gutierrez, Trabzons.1.6 
 10. Eldridge, Demir I.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Bryant DUNSTON
  Anadolu .
  (203-C-86)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Dunston, Anadolu .1.7 
 2. Ibekwe, Usak1.5 
 3. Udoh, Fenerbahce1.4 
 4. Kadji, Trabzonspor1.3 
 5. Pleiss, Galatasaray1.2 
 6. Kulig, Banvit BK1.1 
 7. Buckner, Demir IBB1.0 
 8. Jefferson, Gazia.0.9 
 9. James, Best Balikesir0.9 
 10. Tyus, Galatasaray0.9 


BSL Round 3 of Finals. Fenerbahce make one more step towards title - by Eurobasket News

Besiktas - Fenerbahce 80-86 OT

Fenerbahce stepped closer to the BSL title. They outgunned Besiktas in overtime to open 3-0 advantage in the Finals. The guests were tied at the half and again at the end of regular time. But they managed to win overtime period 12-6. Fenerbahce outrebounded Besiktas 41-27 including 27 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was Serbian swingman Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-92) who scored 23 points and 8 rebounds. Nigerian-American power forward Ekpe Udoh (208-87, college: Baylor) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard DJ Strawberry (196-85, college: Maryland) who recorded 22 points and Serbian center Vladimir Stimac (210-87, agency: Interperformances) added 13 points and 9 rebounds respectively. Four Fenerbahce and five Besiktas players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Besiktas: D.Strawberry 22+1reb+2ast, V.Stimac 13+9reb+2ast, M.Roll 11+2reb+3ast, K.Weems 10+2reb+3ast, K.Sipahi 10+4reb+1ast, E.Veyseloglu 8+5reb
Fenerbahce: B.Bogdanovic 23+8reb+3ast, J.Vesely 12+8reb+2ast, M.Mahmutoglu 12, E.Udoh 11+12reb+4ast, B.Dixon 11+1reb+2ast, K.Sloukas 7+3ast
gschID: 547945





Pertevniyal adds Oz to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Pertevniyal Genclik Istanbul (TBL) added to their roster experienced 39-year old ex-international small forward Reha Oz (200-78) from Akhisar Bld. In 34 TBL games he had 10.1ppg and 2.7rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Oz played at Gelisim where in 34 TBL games he recorded 8.9ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.1apg. He was a member of Turkish Senior National Team back in 2005.
Oz has spent his entire career in Turkey playing for eight other teams: Pinar Karsiyaka, Fenerbahce, Besiktas, ITU Istanbul, Erdemir, Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye, Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi and Aliaga.
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Pertevniyal.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ian Miller (ex Astana) joins Usak - by Greg

Muratbey Usak Sportlif Basketbol (BSL) agreed terms with 26-year old American guard Ian Miller (190-84kg-91, college: Florida State). He played last season at BK Astana in Kazakhstan National League. In 9 games he was second best scorer with impressive 19.1ppg and averaged 3.0rpg, 6.1apg (leader !!!) and 2.6spg (in top 3). Miller helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). He also played 27 games in VTB United League where he had 14.7ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.8apg and 1.0spg.
Miller attended Florida State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.
On Miller: A very good offensive player who can score lots of points. Has a quick-r eleased outside shot and attacka the rim well thanks to great leaping ability and good 1-vs-1 skills. His good ball handling and court vision allow him to play some time at the point. Has yet upside, and has shown improvements in each of his college seasons.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS  


NC Phenom 150 Team Evaluations: Team 5 - by David Edole

5'10 '21 N'fari Benjamin of Rabun Gap (New York)
Next, we look at a guy with maturity, poise and happened to be the youngest player on display at camp, N'fari Benjamin. He's a lead guard with scoring and distribution ability but showed no fear of playing with the older guys. Defensively, he's a plus, which makes him a legit two-way threat already, something you simply don't see with players his age. Next in his development process is tightening up his jumper, as the repeatable form would make his shot more consistent. Coach Moorman on Benjamin: 'My 8th grader! N'fari did a great job playing with older kids today. He played and, had he not told someone, they wouldn't have known what grade he was in. Based on having tall grandparents, I expect him to grow a few more inches. Once he grows and if he keeps working, he could become a very special player. Remember this name.' Benjamin was able to make an impact on both ends of the floor and will only continue to improve with time. He will be an above average prospect sooner than later, especially if he builds off his performance heading into summer play.



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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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  UNITED KINGDOM  


Owen commits future to Flyers - by Paul Nilsen

Bristol Flyers can confirm Roy Owen (183-PG-87) will return to the WISE Arena for his seventh season with the club.

Having played a key role in the Flyers' rise into the BBL, Owen becomes the fourth player to commit to Andreas Kapoulas' squad for the 2017/18 season.

Prior to joining the Flyers, Owen was a part of the University of Worcester's basketball programme before a year-long spell with division one side Coventry Crusaders.

'I love playing for the Flyers, I couldn't imagine myself playing anywhere else,' Owen told bristolflyers.co.uk.

'I can definitely see myself ending my career with the Flyers. Bristol is my home and I'll always be a part of this club wether it's playing, coaching or helping out in the community.

Since joining the club in 2011, Owen has matured into an effective playmaker, running the Flyers' offence and operating as a solid point guard in the league.

"Even though my role is probably not as big as in previous years, I still felt like I had an impact in the squad,' Owen explained.

'Last season showed how important it is to have a good start. We were kind of playing catch up for the whole year and ended up having the form of a top-four team in the second half of the season - it just shows how important chemistry is in basketball.

"Knowing that a number of key members of last year's squad are coming back too is going to be such a huge head start compared to last year.

"To go from losing 11 games in a row to then having 11 straight sellouts in the same season shows that the fans have the same belief in what we are trying to achieve here in Bristol.

"They've stuck with us through the all the bad times and I'd love to reward them by making it to a major final and winning some silverware with the club."

The 29-year-old has also played a key role off the court, helping develop young basketball athletes at the Bristol Metropolitan Academy.

Last season, Owen coached Bristol Met to a third-placed finish at the Under-16s Dynamik National Schools Championship, with a convincing win over Durham Johnstone School in May.

'Last season was my first year of being involved with coaching at Bristol Met,' he revealed.

"The players at the academy train almost every day and it's great because there's a really big emphasis on class behaviour and grades.

"This year we have three of four players that are moving on to play in the basketball academy at SGS College, so I'm looking forward to following their progress with the club."

Head coach Andreas Kapoulas was pleased to have secured another core member of his Bristol Flyers squad.

"Roy has the Flyers DNA in his blood. He is a part of who we are and what we do and it's great to see him return to action for our fourth season in the BBL.

"He has really helped our team with his work rate, drive and competitiveness and I think he will play again a key role once again, on and off the court.

'Roy has given a lot to the club over the years and there is much more to come from him as we look to take another step forward with our BBL aspirations.'

The next phase of Bristol Flyers 20167/18 season card sales is now underway - click here to secure your seat for the 2017/18 BBL campaign.

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Rocks go for Garbelotto as new head coach - by Eurobasket News

Glasgow Rocks have signalled their intent for next season by appointing Anthony Garbelotto as the club's new head coach, on an initial two-year deal. Anthony Garbelotto joins the Rocks with a wealth of experience across all levels of the game and an eagerness to do what it takes to propel the club to the next level. "I am very pleased to be named the new Glasgow Rocks Head Coach,' confirmed the play-caller. 'This franchise and club has long been considered one of the top clubs in the UK and I am excited about the possibility of bringing success to the club, Glasgow and Scotland. 'I hope that I can not only make an impact on the court by ultimately winning silverware, but also make an impact in the community and leave an ongoing legacy for basketball in Scotland." Anthony Garbelotto began his coaching career in 1993 with the London Towers and went on to coach in Iceland, Germany and more recently Vietnam, where he was named head coach of the national team. He was Assistant coach to the Great Britain Olympic Men's Team and has also served time as the England men's team Head Coach. As impressive and illustrious as his coaching career has been, it was his BBL accolades, which include five pieces of silverware with the Everton/Mersey Tigers that sealed the deal. Glasgow Rocks' Co-Owner, Duncan Smillie had the following to say after a rigorous and thorough recruitment process: 'We are delighted that Tony is our new head coach, his record in basketball is first class and his BBL CV speaks for itself. 'We had around 100 applications for the role and went through a stringent process of selection which included interviews and on-court sessions. 'Tony was the clear choice from what was a great shortlist and I look forward to welcoming Tony to the Rocks and to the city. The work starts now on recruitment and building for next season. The Rocks have a new coach, so let's get behind him!' Anthony Garbelotto 's task will be to build on the strong foundations that have been established at the Rocks and improve on the third-place finish last season in the British Basketball League as well as reaffirming the Rocks as one of the top clubs in the UK.
Courtesy of: bbl.org.uk



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  URUGUAY  


Luciano Parodi (ex Hebraica) agreed terms with Weber Bahia - by Eurobasket News

Weber Bahia Blanca Basket (LigaA) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old Uruguayan point guard Luciano Parodi (182-94). He has played for the last eight years at Hebraica in Uruguayan LUB league. In 37 games he recorded 12.8ppg, 3.5rpg, 6.6apg (top 2) and 2.3spg (leader !!!) last season. Parodi helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). Great season indeed as he was awarded Latinbasket.com All-Uruguay LUB Guard of the Year and voted to 1st Team and to the All-Star Game.
He represented Uruguay at the South American Championships in Caracas (Venezuela) last year. Parodi's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 6 games: 8.8ppg, 1.7rpg, 3.5apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 29.6%, FT: 62.5%.
Parodi has played also professionally in Uruguay for Paysandu.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @NexoAgency)

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Anthony Danridge gets MVP of the Week award for Uruguayan Ascenso - by Eurobasket News

Experienced American Anthony Danridge (196-F-86) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's leader Atenas and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Ascenso Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 30-year old forward had the game-high 28 points adding eight rebounds and six assists for Atenas in his team's victory, helping them to edge out U Atletica (#8, 1-2) 98-96. It allowed Atenas to consolidate first place in the Uruguayan Ascenso. They maintain a perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Atenas already had a very good start winning all 3 without losing a single one. Danridge just recently signed at Atenas, being already a very valuable addition to the team. University of New Mexico graduate has very impressive stats this year. Danridge is in league's top in points (7th best: 23.3ppg), assists (4th best: 5.3apg) and averages solid 55.0% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 27-year old forward Andres Pineiro (187-F-89) of Marne. Pineiro impressed basketball fans with 28 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. It was enough for Marne to edge Tabare (0-2) by 5 points 72-67. The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Pineiro is one of the most experienced players at Marne and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was Gaston Semiglia (192-F-91) of U Atletica (#8). Semiglia got into 30-points club by scoring 37 points in the last round. He went also for six rebounds and seven assists. Despite Semiglia's great performance U Atletica lost 96-98 to Atenas (#1, 3-0). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of U Atletica not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 2 games, recording just one victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Semiglia could try to bring U Atletica's a little bit higher in the standings. Semiglia has individually a great season in Uruguay. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 27.7ppg (best scorer) and assists with 6.0apg (best passer).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jeffrey Fahnbulleh (200-C/F-85) of Miramar - 32 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Gary Johnson (198-F-88) of 25 de Agosto - 24 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Hector Silva (192-F-90) of Capitol - 18 points and 11 rebounds
7. Jorge Trindade (205-F-89) of 25 de Agosto - 22 points and 7 rebounds
8. Fausto Pomoli (198-F-94) of Atenas - 14 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Gerel Simmons (188-G-93) of Verdirrojo - 22 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Rashaun Stimage (202-F) of Stockolmo - 15 points, 18 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)



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  


USA U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

USA U16 National Team 2017
#s#
Zion Harmon
Harmon
Jeremy Roach
Roach
De'Vion Harmon
Harmon
Jalen Green
Green
Roderick Hampton
Hampton
#e#5
4Zion Harmon 5'11''-G-02 High School USA
5Jeremy Roach 6'1''-G-01 Paul VI USA
6De'Vion Harmon 6'2''-SG-01 Guyer USA
7Jalen Green 6'5''-G-02 San Joaquin Memor. USA
8Roderick Hampton 6'4''-G-01 High School USA
9Jalen Suggs 6'4''-G-01 High School USA
10Romeo Weems 6'5''-F-01 New Haven (MI) USA
11Scott Barnes 6'7''-SG-01 Marshall (IL) USA
12Isaiah Todd 6'10''-F-01 High School USA
13James Wiseman 6'10''-C-01 Ensworth USA
14Wendell Moore 6'5''-F/G-01 Coxmills USA
15Vernon Carey 6'9''-C-01 Univ.School NSU USA

Donald Showalter Head Coach
Scott Fitch Assistant High School USA



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  VENEZUELA  

Stats Leaders - LPB

Points Per Game
 Al THORNTON
  Gaiteros
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 23.6
 1. Thornton, Gaiteros23.6 
 2. Suero, Gaiteros22.3 
 3. Gilder, Panteras22.0 
 4. Fuller, Toros19.4 
 5. Hamilton, Bucan.18.9 
 6. Tarrant, Gigantes18.3 
 7. Powell, Trotamun.18.1 
 8. Brown, Gigantes18.0 
 9. Swann, Marinos17.3 
 10. Flowers, Cocodrilos16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Axiers SUCRE
  Gigantes
  (199-F-78)
  Avg: 11
 1. Sucre, Gigantes11.0 
 2. Massie, Marinos11.0 
 3. Salcedo, Gaiteros9.1 
 4. Sutton, Cocodrilos8.1 
 5. Guerrero, Toros8.0 
 6. Gransberry, Guaiquer.7.6 
 7. Hamilton, Bucan.7.5 
 8. Thornton, Gaiteros7.3 
 9. Graterol, Bucaneros7.2 
 10. Julio, Panteras7.0 
Assists Per Game
 David CUBILLAN
  Trotamundos
  (181-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Cubillan, Trotamundos7.5 
 2. Robinson, Guaros5.2 
 3. Downey, Guaiquer.4.9 
 4. Centeno, Marinos4.8 
 5. Guillent, Guaros4.7 
 6. Wormely, Gigantes4.2 
 7. Suero, Gaiteros4.2 
 8. Canty, Panteras4.1 
 9. Cedeno, Bucaneros3.9 
 10. Pena, Toros3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Devan DOWNEY
  Guaiquer.
  (175-G-87)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Downey, Guaiquer.1.8 
 2. Cazorla, Gigantes1.7 
 3. Suero, Gaiteros1.6 
 4. Wormely, Gigantes1.6 
 5. Garcia, Cocodrilos1.5 
 6. Silva, Guaiqueries1.5 
 7. Chourio, Trotamun.1.5 
 8. Robinson, Guaros1.4 
 9. Sucre, Gigantes1.4 
 10. Hamilton, Bucan.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Maurice SUTTON
  Cocodrilos
  (211-C-89)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Sutton, Cocodrilos1.5 
 2. Garrett, Marinos1.4 
 3. Carrera, Marinos1.2 
 4. Guerrero, Toros1.2 
 5. Montano, Panteras1.0 
 6. Thornton, Gaiteros0.9 
 7. Gay, Bucaneros0.9 
 8. Flowers, Cocodrilos0.9 
 9. Jackson, Gigantes0.9 
 10. Lang, Bucaneros0.9 


Venezuelan U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Venezuelan U16 National Team 2017
#s#
Victor Sanchez
Sanchez
Carlos Antivero
Antivero
Jose Meneses
Meneses
Andres Marrero
Marrero
Jose Caraballo
Caraballo
#e#5
4Victor Sanchez 185-G-02
6Carlos Antivero 185-G-01
7Jose Meneses 180-G-01
9Andres Marrero 186-F-02
10Jose Caraballo 186-F-01
11Keiber Escobar 180-F-01
12Anthony Ramirez 192-F-01
13Carlos Vargas 185-F-01
14David Perez 185-SG-01
15Kevin Ramirez 180-G-01
16Enderson Alcala 191-C-01
17Alhan Diaz 175-G-01

Alfredo Madrid Head Coach Trotamundos Venezuela
Manuel Echezuria Assistant Yaracuyanos Venezuela



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  VTB UNITED LEAGUE  


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
G: Mardy Collins (198-G-84) of Lokomotiv
SG: Keith Langford (193-SG-83) of Unics
F: Kevin Jones (206-F-89) of Lokomotiv
PF: Nick Minnerath (207-PF-88) of Avtodor
C: Frank Elegar (208-C-86) of Enisey




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Women News


Superliga Round 8: Berazategui hands first defeat to Obras Basket - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in Superliga just ended. There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader and derby games.

Obras Basket (9-1) recorded its first loss in Buenos Aires on Wednesday night. Visitors were rolled over by second ranked Berazategui (6-3) 80-56. It ended at the same time the eight-game winning streak of Obras Basket. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in Norte. Berazategui forced 22 Obras Basket turnovers. The best player for the winners was Spanish point guard Ana Suarez (170-87, agency: ProDep Management) who scored 14 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. International center Celia Fiorotto (184-92) chipped in 16 points and 5 rebounds. Spanish guard Regina Gomez (173-82, agency: ProDep Management) produced 13 points for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Berazategui have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position in Norte with 6-3 record having four points less than leader Union Florida. Obras Basket at the other side still keeps top place with one game lost.
Important game to mention about took place in Lanus. Second ranked Lanus (8-1) saved a 2-point derby victory at home edging one of their biggest challengers Estrella Berisso (6-4) 64-62 in the fight for the second place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Estrella Berisso. International power forward Agostina Burani (184-91) orchestrated the victory by scoring 9 points and 15 rebounds. Nadia Flores contributed with 11 points for the winners. International power forward Ornella Santana (183-90) replied with 13 points and 4 assists for Estrella Berisso. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Lanus have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains second position in Sur with 8-1 record behind leader Union Florida. Estrella Berisso at the other side keeps the third place with four games lost.
Leader Union Florida delivered the ninth victory on Wednesday night. This time they crushed 5th ranked Rocamora (2-8) 80-56. Union Florida have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position in Sur with 9-1 record. Loser Rocamora keeps the fifth place with eight games lost.
Bottom-ranked Penarol (0-10) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 86-68 loss to fourth ranked Velez S. (4-5) in Sarsfield. The winners were led by Macarena Rosset who scored that evening 22 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Velez S. maintains fourth position in Sur with 4-5 record. Penarol at the other side still closes the standings with ten games lost.
The game in La Banda was also quite interesting. One of their biggest challengers Hindu (2-7) played at the court of fifth ranked Olimpico LB (2-8). Olimpico LB defeated Hindu 73-58 on Wednesday. The best player for the winners was Ashley Ezeh who had a double-double by scoring 16 points, 16 rebounds, 4 assists and 7 steals. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Newly promoted Olimpico LB maintains fifth position in Norte with 2-8 record. Hindu lost third consecutive game. Hindu at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the fourth place with seven games lost.

NORTE
Olimpico LB - Hindu 73-58

The game in La Banda was also quite interesting. One of their biggest challengers Hindu (2-7) played at the court of fifth ranked Olimpico LB (2-8). Olimpico LB defeated Hindu 73-58 on Wednesday. Olimpico LB forced 19 Hindu turnovers. The best player for the winners was American center Ashley Ezeh (185, college: Texas St.) who had a double-double by scoring 16 points, 16 rebounds, 4 assists and 7 steals. Spanish power forward Laura Aliaga (182-94, agency: ProDep Management) chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds. Point guard Aldana Duarte (162-96) produced 20 points and Regina Carosio added 6 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals respectively for the guests. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Newly promoted Olimpico LB maintains fifth position in Norte with 2-8 record. Hindu lost third consecutive game. Hindu at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the fourth place with seven games lost.
Top scorers:
Olimpico LB: L.Aliaga 17+5reb+2ast, A.Ezeh 16+16reb+4ast, J.Puchetti 9+5reb+1ast, E.Benonaih-Jumbo 8+6reb+1ast, C.Berardi 8+5reb+4ast, M.Mercado 7+1reb+1ast
Hindu: A.Duarte 20+3reb+1ast, A.Robinson 11+5reb, J.Richardson 7+7reb+1ast, R.Carosio 6+9reb+5ast, C.Yamila Scholles 6+2reb+2ast, S.Cabrera 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 544769


Berazategui - Obras Basket 80-56

Obras Basket (9-1) recorded its first loss in Buenos Aires on Wednesday night. Visitors were rolled over by second ranked Berazategui (6-3) 80-56. It ended at the same time the eight-game winning streak of Obras Basket. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in Norte. Berazategui forced 22 Obras Basket turnovers. The best player for the winners was Spanish point guard Ana Suarez (170-87, agency: ProDep Management) who scored 14 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. International center Celia Fiorotto (184-92) chipped in 16 points and 5 rebounds. Four Berazategui players scored in double figures. Spanish guard Regina Gomez (173-82, agency: ProDep Management) produced 13 points and forward Belen Echeverria (178-89) added 11 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Berazategui have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position in Norte with 6-3 record having four points less than leader Union Florida. Obras Basket at the other side still keeps top place with one game lost.
Top scorers:
Berazategui: C.Fiorotto 16+5reb+1ast, A.Suarez 14+7reb+5ast, L.Weaver 14+6reb+1ast, M.Durso 13+1reb+2ast, L.Delabarba 10+2reb+1ast, J.Mungo 7+2reb+4ast
Obras Basket: R.Gomez 13+2reb+2ast, B.Echeverria 11+5reb, S.Castillo 8+2reb+4ast, A.Edwards 5+5reb, N.Teodori 5+1reb, M.Sabater 4+2reb
gschID: 544773


SUR
Lanus - Estrella Berisso 64-62

Important game to mention about took place in Lanus. Second ranked Lanus (8-1) saved a 2-point derby victory at home edging one of their biggest challengers Estrella Berisso (6-4) 64-62 in the fight for the second place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Estrella Berisso. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Estrella Berisso won fourth quarter 16-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. International power forward Agostina Burani (184-91) orchestrated the victory by scoring 9 points and 15 rebounds. The former international point guard Nadia Flores (171-90) contributed with 11 points for the winners. International power forward Ornella Santana (183-90) replied with 13 points and 4 assists and the former international forward Andrea Boquete (183-90) added 9 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Estrella Berisso. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Lanus have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains second position in Sur with 8-1 record behind leader Union Florida. Estrella Berisso at the other side keeps the third place with four games lost.
Top scorers:
Lanus: N.Flores 11+4reb+2ast, A.Burani 9+15reb+2ast, U.Nwaigwe 7+4reb, A.Paz 6+3reb+1ast, A.Jourdhuil 6, F.Llorente 6+9reb+2ast
Estrella Berisso: M.Sancisi 14+2reb+4ast, O.Santana 13+4reb+4ast, C.Martinez 10, A.Boquete 9+11reb+1ast, B.Williams 8+7reb+1ast, A.Garcia 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 544776


Velez S. - Penarol 86-68

Bottom-ranked Penarol (0-10) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 86-68 loss to fourth ranked Velez S. (4-5) in Sarsfield. The game was mostly controlled by Velez S.. Penarol was better in fourth quarter 20-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The winners were led by international swingman Macarena Rosset (178-91, agency: Players Group) who scored that evening 22 points and 6 rebounds and Maria Garcia-Leon supported her with 18 points and 5 rebounds. Even a double-double of 21 points and 12 rebounds by Croatian center Jovana Mandic (193-92, college: Nicholls St., agency: ProDep Management) did not help to save the game for Penarol. American guard Kama Griffitts (183-91, college: Arizona) added 14 points and 4 assists for the guests. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Velez S. maintains fourth position in Sur with 4-5 record. Penarol at the other side still closes the standings with ten games lost.
Top scorers:
Velez S.: M.Rosset 22+6reb+2ast, M.Garcia Leon 18+5reb+2ast, O.Pag 13+6reb+2ast, B. Fontana 7+2reb, T.Pinto 6+1reb+1ast, M.Velasco 6+2reb+1ast
Penarol: J.Mandic 21+12reb+3ast, K.Griffitts 14+3reb+4ast, C.Selent 13+7reb, C.Maiques 5+1reb, J.Torruela 5+1reb+2ast, V.De Cabo 4+5reb+2ast
gschID: 544771


Rocamora - Union Florida 56-80

Leader Union Florida delivered the ninth victory on Wednesday night. This time they crushed 5th ranked Rocamora (2-8) 80-56. Union Florida have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position in Sur with 9-1 record. Loser Rocamora keeps the fifth place with eight games lost.
gschID: 544775





Argentinian Superliga round 7 best performance: Gisela Vega - by Eurobasket News

Former international Center Gisela Vega (188-C-82, agency: ProDep Management) put on an amazing game in the last round for Quimsa, receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7.
The 34-year old player had a double-double of 22 points and 18 rebounds, while her team beat Olimpico LB (#5, 2-8) 54-42. Quimsa maintains the 3rd position in their group in Argentinian Superliga. Quimsa 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 5-5 record. In the team's last game Vega had a remarkable 57.1% from 2-point range. She just recently signed at Quimsa, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Gisela Vega has solid league stats. She is in league's top in points (3rd best: 15.5ppg) and assists (3rd best: 4.0apg).

The second best player in last round's games was 26-year old former international forward Andrea Boquete (183-F-90) of Estrella Berisso. Boquete had a very good evening with 24 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course Estrella Berisso cruised to a 71-59 relatively comfortable win over slightly lower-ranked Rocamora (#5, 2-8). Estrella Berisso's 3rd position in SUR has not changed. Her team's 6-4 record is not bad at all. Boquete is one of the most experienced players at Estrella Berisso and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. She belongs to the best scorers in the league with 14.9ppg (#5). She also registered 8.0 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was forward Florencia Llorente (180-F-94) of league's second-best Lanus. Llorente scored 19 points and grabbed ten rebounds. She was a key player of Lanus, leading her team to a 80-49 easy win against Penarol (#6, 0-10). Lanus is closer and closer to top of the standings in SUR. They will still need more victories. But 8-1 record is not that bad... Llorente has a great season in Argentina. After only 9 games, she made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 5.9rpg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Lyndra Weaver) of Berazategui - 21 points and 11 rebounds
5. Isabella Sangali) of Rocamora - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Liliana Tamburlini (PG-81) of Rocamora - 16 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Agostina Burani (184-F/C-91) of Lanus - 15 points and 11 rebounds
8. Melisa Gretter (161-PG-93) of Union Florida - 23 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Jovana Mandic (193-C-92) of Penarol - 14 points and 7 rebounds
10. Ronni Williams (183-F) of Union Florida - 16 points and 11 rebounds

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



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)



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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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  CHINA  


Scotland suffer heartbreak in MABA opener - by Eurobasket News

In the second game of the Scotland Senior Women's tour of Asia, the team got their Malaysian Association of Basketball Tournament underway against Shanghai. The side were looking to bounce back from a tough 52-51 loss in a test game against the high-ranking Thailand side that they faced earlier in the week. The Senior Women faced Shanghai in the first game of the MABA International Basketball Invitational and were looking to start the competition out strong with a win against the regional Chinese side. Shanghai started the game strong, quickly jumping out to a 10-2 lead in the first 3 minutes of the game. Scotland's Dee Hayward (170-G-91, college: Armstr.Atlantic) then reacted by scoring 7 consecutive points for Scotland, which along with Robyn Lewis lay-up brought the score back to 10-9. Scotland then went on a run of their own, scoring 11 straight points and capitalising on Shanghai's poor shooting, capping off the quarter 20-10 to Scotland. Scotland sought to preserve their lead coming into the second quarter. Sarah Thompson and Courtney Lyons were quick to convert on a couple of three-pointers to extend the lead to 26-10. Shanghai made their first jump shot almost ten minutes after their last bucket in the first from a made three, and gradually began to close the gap from there on. On the next few possessions, Shanghai shot the ball far more efficiently, going on a 15-8 run to close out the half 34-28. Coming out of half-time, Leicester Riders' duo Deanne Hayward and Erin McGarrachan (183-F-92, college: Houston Baptist) swiftly brought the lead back up to 10 points as they finished on two baskets at the rim. As Hayward and McGarrachan continued their solid efforts on the court, this unfortunately was not enough as Shanghai began to mount their comeback on the back of their forward, Bao Meng (182-F/C-96) - who came off the bench to start the game and finished with 15 points. By the end of the third quarter, Shanghai had brought the result back to 44-48. Both teams came into the fourth fighting, Scotland determined to pick up an opening win. Shanghai's Mingxin Xu, gave her Shanghai team their first lead of the game early into the fourth, as she converted on two three-pointers to put them up 50-48. From then on, the game was very much a back-and-forth affair. Shanghai went up 52-48 after Robyn Lewis fouled Mingxin Xu on a shot attempt. Scotland then responded with an and-1 from Hannah Peacock who was converted on the difficult shot. Scotland were able to recover the lead as McGarrachan stole the ball from Yingyu Li, and Dee Hayward finished on the other end. Hayward then made another jumper to put the team up 55-52 with 5 minutes to go. The next 2 minutes of the game went scoreless for both teams until Robyn Lewis made a two-pointer to put Scotland up by 5. Shanghai then responded as they scored 9 straight points with Yufang Ma contributing 5 of her 14 points to finish the game. With Shanghai up 61-57, Erin McGarrachan answered with a jumper of her own to bring it to a 2-point contest, giving her 14 points for the game. On the next possession, Robyn Lewis was able to steal the ball and the ball which ended in a pass to Dee Hayward who made the jump shot, allowing her to tie the game 61-61. After a timeout, there was 1.19 left in the game and Shanghai had possession. On the possession, Xu Han missed a jumper which was then rebounded by Yuyan Zhou. Sarah Thomson (177-G-95) then stole the ball from Zhou as she attempted a pass, giving Scotland possession with the game on the line. With 37 seconds to go Hannah Robb (168-SG-98) missed a jumper to put Scotland up but McGarrachan was quick to corral the rebound to give Scotland aother shot at securing victory. Sarah Thomson also had a chance to seal the game with an attempted three, but Scotland were still unable to convert. With the game still tied, and looking like both sides were heading to overtime, a foul was called on Robyn Lewis which sent Yingyun Li to the free-throw line. Li then made both free throws to close out the game for Shanghai. Scotland will now face Nan Shan in their second game of the tournament at 7am BST tomorrow.
Courtesy of: basketballscotland.co.uk



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Welcome Udominate Basket! - by Eurobasket News

The summer days are long, especially in the North. The basketball love is also strong there - we welcome the vice champions of Sweden - Udominate Basket. Udominate Basket is a young and ambitious club from Northern Sweden. It has created the most intriguing duel in Damligan, challenging the champion team from neighbor town Lulea. Udominate advanced to the Damligan finals three seasons in a row (2015, 2016, 2017), constantly getting closer on year-by-year basis. This year Udominate completed the regular season with a perfect win and loss record 27-0! The team registered 31 wins in a row but it wasn 't enough to intimidate their archrivals. Umea fell in the finals again, finishing the best-of-five series with a 1-3 loss. Udominate Basket started its European journey with three seasons in the EuroCup Women, while setting new home attendance records in Damligan. Fifteen hundred people were spotted in the stands twice already in 2015. Well done!
Courtesy of: eewbl.com



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  FINLAND  


PeKa tabs rookie Brittany Crain - by Eurobasket News

Kotka Peli-Karhut (SM-sarja) landed 23-year old American guard Brittany Crain (173-94). She has only college experience so far playing last time for Cal-Riverside (NCAA). Crain has played there for the last four years. In 8 games she averaged impressive 15.9ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.5apg and 1.9spg in 2015-16 season. She helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in her career as she was awarded All-Big West Player of the Year, selected to All-Big West 1st Team and selected to WBCA NCAA D1 All-America Honorable Mention.
So her pro career will start in Finland.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @@TheFlashAgency)

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  GREECE  


Katerina Sotiriou (ex Battipaglia) is a newcomer at Olympiacos - by Chris Mammides

Olympiacos Pireus (A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 33-year old Greek international forward Katerina Sotiriou (186-84). She played last season at Treofan Battipaglia in Italian Serie A1. In 23 games she recorded 10.3ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.2apg and 2.6spg.
The previous (15-16) season Sotiriou played at Fixi Piramis Torino in Serie A1 where in 30 games she averaged 9.3ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.1apg and 2.0spg.
She played in the final of Greek League in 2014.
Sotiriou has been also a member of Greek international program for some years. She has regularly played for Greek senior team since 2007 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2004.
Sotiriou represented Greece at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 2.8ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.2spg.
Sotiriou has played previously professionally in Spain (Jopisa Burgos, Navarra Pamplona and Mann Filter) and Greece (Ikaros, Athinaikos and Proteas).

Olympiacos Pireus roster for 2017-2018:

Forwards:
Evanthia Maltsi
Katerina Sotiriou
Styliani Kaltsidou
Mirna Mazic
Anna Spyridopoulou

Center:
Victoria Macaulay

Coach: Eleni Kapogianni

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HUNGARY  


UNI Gyor keeps Goree for another season - by Eurobasket News

CMB Cargo UNI Gyor (A Division) re-signed 24-year old American forward Cyesha Goree (190-93, college: Michigan, agency: Interperformances). She has played there for the last two seasons. In 27 A Division games she averaged 13.7ppg, 9.1rpg, 1.8apg and 1.3spg last season. Goree helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com Hungarian League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. Goree also played 14 games in Euroleague where she had 9.5ppg and 7.1rpg (#3 in the league).
Among other achievements Goree played in the final of Hungarian League in 2016. She received also Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Import Player of the Year award in 2016.
Goree graduated from University of Michigan in 2015 and it is her third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ICELAND  


Iceland National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
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Hildur Kjartansdottir
Kjartansdottir
Ingunn Kristinardottir
Kristinardottir
Sigrun Amundadottir
Amundadottir
Emelia Osk Gunnarsdottir
Gunnarsdottir
Berglind Gunnarsdottir
Gunnarsdottir
#e#5
4Ragnheidur Benonisdottir 185-C-94 Skallagrimur Iceland
5Hildur Kjartansdottir 188-F-94 UTRGV USA
6Hallveig Jonsdottir 180-G-95 Valur Iceland
7Dagbjort Karlsdottir 160-PG-99 Valur Iceland
8Ingunn Kristinardottir 170-G-95 Grindavik Iceland
9Sigrun Amundadottir 181-C/F-88 Skallagrimur Iceland
10Thelma Agustsdottir 179-F-98 Keflavik Iceland
11Emelia Osk Gunnarsdottir 174-G/F-98 Keflavik Iceland
13Thora Jonsdottir 171-PG-97 Haukar Iceland
14Erna Hakonardottir 168-G-93 Keflavik Iceland
22Berglind Gunnarsdottir 178-F-93 Snaefell Iceland
23Salbjorg Saevarsdottir 182-C-91 Keflavik Iceland

Ivar Asgrimsson Head Coach Haukar Iceland



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  ISRAEL  


Maccabi R.Gan signs Ofir Lavy - by Lior Hai

Bnot Maccabi Ramat Gan (D1) signed 20-year old point guard Ofir Lavy (160-97) from Hap.Petah Tikva. In 18 D1 games she had 6.6ppg, 2.1rpg, 2.7apg and 1.1spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Lavy played at Hapoel Rishon Le Zion. But in 13 games she recorded just 1.6ppg.
She represented Israel at the European Championships U20 Division B in Podgorica (Montenegro) last year. Her stats at that event were 5 games: 5.6ppg, 2.0rpg, Assists-4 (4.2apg), FGP: 29.4%, 3PT: 22.2%, FT: 70.6%.

Bnot Maccabi Ramat Gan roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Shiran Tzairi
Nof Kedem
Alyssa Baron
Ofir Lavy

Forwards:
Dannielle Diamant
Daniel Raber

Coach: Shira Haelion

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Corradino re-signs at La Spezia - by Eurobasket News

Carispezia La Spezia (Serie A1) confirmed in their roster 18-year old point guard Marherita Corradino (175-99). She has played there for the last two seasons. But in 19 Serie A1 games she recorded just 1.3ppg last season.
Corradino won Italian A2 championship title in 2016.
She was a member of Italian U17 National Team last year.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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La Spezia keeps Linguaglossa for another season - by Eurobasket News

Carispezia La Spezia (Serie A1) re-signed 30-year old forward Elisabetta Linguaglossa (184-87). She has played there for the last two seasons. In 21 Serie A1 games she averaged just 2.1ppg and 2.9rpg last season.
Linguaglossa won Italian A2 championship title in 2016.
She has played previously for five other teams: Ragusa, Umbertide, Pall.Pozzuoli, Virtus Cagliari and Calabria.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Eurobasket.com All-Italian A2 Awards 2017 - by Eurobasket Center

Eurobasket.com All-Italian A2 1st Team 2017
Federica Iannucci
Iannucci
Virginia Galbiati
Galbiati
Elisa Ercoli
Ercoli
Gintare Mazionyte
Mazionyte
Klara Pochobradska
Pochobradska

Finals MVP: Alessandra Tava (183-F-91) of Bologna
Player of the Year: Gintare Mazionyte (188-F/C-91) of Orvieto
Guard of the Year: Virginia Galbiati (173-G-92) of Sesto SG
Forward of the Year: Elisa Ercoli (191-F-95) of Sesto SG
Center of the Year: Gintare Mazionyte (188-F/C-91) of Orvieto
Bosman Player of the Year: Gintare Mazionyte (188-F/C-91) of Orvieto
Domestic Player of the Year: Elisa Ercoli (191-F-95) of Sesto SG
Import Player of the Year: Fiona O'Dwyer (178-F-99) of Stabia
Coach of the Year: Paolo Andreoli of Bologna

1st Team
G: Federica Iannucci (175-G-93) of Marghera
G: Virginia Galbiati (173-G-92) of Sesto SG
F: Elisa Ercoli (191-F-95) of Sesto SG
F/C: Gintare Mazionyte (188-F/C-91) of Orvieto
C: Klara Pochobradska (186-C-89) of Empoli

2nd Team
PG: Raelin D'Alie (168-PG-87) of Bologna
PF: Marina Dzinic (190-PF-92) of Alpo VF
F: Gabriele Narviciute (190-F-90) of Empoli
F: Fiona O'Dwyer (178-F-99) of Stabia
F/C: Chiara Cadoni (182-F/C-94) of Bologna

3rd Team
G/F: Macarena Rosset (178-G/F-91) of Velez S.
PG: Rosa Cupido (173-PG-92) of Vigarano
F: Tina Jakovina (183-F-92) of Vicenza
F: Emily Correal (190-F-90) of Carugate
C/F: Jasmine Keys (190-C/F-97) of San Martino

Honorable Mention
Kristina Ostojic (190-F/C-91) of Civitanova
Ejay Ofomata (180-G/F-86) of Udine Delser
Giulia Ciavarella (181-PF-97) of Viterbo
Ivana Blazevic (184-F-93) of Palermo
Sarah Kenny (180-F/C-97) of Salerno
Martina Picotti (184-F-90) of Crema
Giulia Maffenini (175-F-92) of Milano
Liga Vente (191-C/F-91) of Milano
Giulia Rulli (185-F/C-91) of Costa Masnaga
Krista Gross (183-F-90) of Scrivia
Clara Salvini (180-C-92) of Torino
Elisa Silva (192-C-88) of Albino
Lavinia Da Silva (187-C-88) of Cagliari V.
Aleksa Gulbe (184-F/C-00) of Pordenone
Julita Bungaite (187-PF-87) of Cagliari CUS
Ivona Matic (189-F/C-86) of Bolzano
Tayara Madonna (170-G/F-91) of Vicenza
Giuditta Nicolodi (185-F/C-95) of Vicenza
Nene Diene (180-F-92) of Ferrara
Elena Ramo (185-F-94) of Ferrara



Ragusa welcomes back Soli - by Eurobasket News

Passalacqua Spedizioni Ragusa (Serie A1) landed 30-year old point guard Agnese Soli (168-87, agency: LBM Management). It is actually her comeback to Ragusa as she has played here before. Soli has played for the last two years at Pallacanestro Femminile Broni in the Serie A1. In 26 games she averaged 4.9ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.9apg (top 4) and 2.2spg last season.
Soli won Italian A2 championship title in 2016.
She has played previously for five other teams: Venezia, Consum.it Siena, C.U.S. Cagliari, Lucca and La Spezia.

Passalacqua Spedizioni Ragusa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Agnese Soli
Maddalena Gorini

Forwards:
Chiara Consolini
Lia_Rebecca Valerio
Laura Spreafico

Center:
Astou Ndour

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  KENYA  


Fiba Talks Tough Over Wild Card for Kenya - by Eurobasket News

Continental basketball body, Fiba Africa, has told Kenya Basketball Federation to guarantee the availability of her foreign-based players before the country can be given a wild card to compete in women's Afro Basket championship set for Bamako in September. Fiba Africa official Julien Farran has said Kenya must assure the Africa basketball body that her foreign-based players will be available before Kenya can get the only slot available in Group A of the championship which also has hosts Mali, Cameroon, Tunisia, Cote d'Ivioire and Angola. Group B of the championships has Senegal, Nigeria, Egypt, Giuinea, Mozambique and a yet-to-be-named team from Zone Four. Julien said Kenya has several talented players in the diaspora who can easily challenge for an African title if assembled in good time. "Kenya has talented players in the US who, if invited to play for the national, team can make a big difference so we are holding onto the wildcard until we get such commitment," he said on Tuesday. KBF secretary general Vitalis Gode said the federation was doing everything possible to ensure the players are availed, but asked the government to commit on the players airfare. "It's true that Fiba wants us to commit that our foreign based players will be available and we are talking to the government to see how they can help", he said. According to Gode, players such as Nancy Atieno Warioba, Brenda Wasuda (183-F, college: Seattle), Zippy Khasoa (196-C-95), Linet Juma (95) and Taudencia Katumbi (95) are some of the players who could be invited if the tickets are available. Other players in the diaspora include Purity Odhiambo, who is based in Bangladesh and Vilma Awino in Uganda. Kenya participated at the Africa championships qualifiers in March this year, finishing second to Egypt, who booked an automatic ticket for the games, which will double up as the 2020 Tokyo Olympic qualifiers. Gode appealed to local players to step up training while awaiting official communication from Fiba.
Courtesy of: nation.co.ke



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  LATVIA  


Latvian U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Latvian U20 National Team 2017
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Amanda Betlere
Betlere
Anna Rezija Dreimane
Dreimane
Laura Grabe
Grabe
Elina Grinberga
Grinberga
Ivanda Hudjakova
Hudjakova
#e#5
Amanda Betlere 172-PG-97 RSU-Merks Latvia
Anna Rezija Dreimane 196-C-97 Colorado St.