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  ABA LEAGUE  



Damjan Stojanovski continues with MZT Skopje - by Mario Divanisov

After missing the 2016/17 season due to a right leg injury the 29-year old continues where he stopped - with the reigning champion KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom.

Damjan Stojanovski (198-SG-87, agency: BeoBasket) joined the blue and white side back in 2012 where he moved from Lukoil Academic Sofia and managed to lead MZT Skopje to four Prva Liga and five Macedonian Cup titles. He had impressive last season in ABA Liga as well where he managed to score 10.5ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.6apg while shooting with .389 percentage behind the arc in the 2015/16 season.

For MZT Skopje who recently announced coach Aleksandar Todorov (agency: Global Sports Plaza ), this will be their fourth player for the next season as the team previously continued the cooperation with Adem Mekic (195-G-95), Marko Simonovski (192-G/F-89, agency: Interperformances) and Xavier Thames (191-G-91, college: San Diego St.).



Aleksandar Todorov is the new head coach of MZT Skopje - by Mario Divanisov

Aleksandar Todorov (agency: Global Sports Plaza ) will lead KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom in the upcoming season as the 43-year old Macedonian coach and the club agreed on a one year contract.

For Todorov this will be his fourth episode on the hot chair in "Jane Sandanski" after 2000, 2007 and 2011 when he actually earned the club's first title and started the domination of MZT Skopje in the Macedonian league by winning the double crown.

In the past the Macedonian coach led KK Kumanovo 2009 and Vardar Skopje in the domestic league, while his international carrier counts performances in Bulgaria (Rilski Sportist Samokov, Balkan Botevgrad), Turkey (TED Ankara Kolejliler), Romania (CS Dinamo Bucuresti) and Kosovo (KB Peja).



Nikolic may be back at Buducnost - by Eurobasket News

KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica (Erste Liga) is close to sign 24-year old Montenegrin international power forward Danilo Nikolic (206-93, agency: BeoBasket) who played last time at RETAbet Bilbao Basket in Spain. It will actually be his comeback to Podgorica as he has played here before. In 24 Liga Endesa games he had just 2.5ppg and 1.7rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Nikolic played at Mega Leks in Serbian KLS where in 13 games he recorded 12.6ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.6apg and 1.2spg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Honorable Mention. Nikolic also played 30 games in ABA League where he averaged 10.6ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.2spg.
Nikolic has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He played in the final of Adriatic League in 2016.
Nikolic has been also a member of Montenegrin international program for some years. He has regularly played for Montenegrin senior team since 2016 and previously for U21 National Team in 2012.
Nikolic represented Montenegro at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 3.8ppg, 2.4rpg.
Nikolic has played previously for four other Montenegro teams: Lovcen, Gorstak, Buducnost II Podgorica and KK Podgorica.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ALGERIA  


Mekdad comes back to Le Havre - by Eurobasket News

STB Le Havre (ProB) added to their roster 31-year old Algerian international point guard Samir Mekdad (191-86). It is actually his comeback to STB Le Havre as he has played here before. Mekdad played last season at ALM Evreux Basket in the ProB. In 37 games he recorded 6.6ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.6apg.
The previous (15-16) season Mekdad played at Berck/Rang du Fliers (NM1) where in 32 games he averaged 11.1ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.2apg and 1.2spg.
Mekdad also represented Algeria at the Afrobasket Championships in Rades (Tunisia) two years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 5.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.3apg.
Mekdad has played previously for five other teams: La Rochelle, Etendard de Brest, Rueil, Vendee Challans and SAP Vaucluse.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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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





Schattmann comes back to Atenas - by Eurobasket News

Atenas Cordoba (LigaA) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old international shooting guard Carlos Schattmann (193-87). It is actually his comeback to Cordoba as he has played here before. Schattmann has played for the last four seasons at GECR Indalo in the LigaA. In 41 games he recorded 14.1ppg, 3.1rpg and 3.7apg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Schattmann's team won Argentinian Super 4 Cup in 2016. He was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian LigaA Honorable Mention in 2014 and 2016.
Schattmann has been also a member of Argentinian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Argentinian senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team in 2003.
Schattmann represented Argentina at the South American Championships in Caracas (Venezuela) last year. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 6 games: 9.8ppg, 1.0rpg, 3.0apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 51.7%.
Thanks to Schattmann's pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Schattmann has played previously professionally also in Italy (Fortituto Kontatto Bologna), Spain and Argentina (Obras Basket, Boca Juniors, Lanus, Quimsa and Union de Sunchales).
The scouts decsribe him following way: Great shooter and passer. Very intelligent player, never forces a shot and has a good view for his teammates. Is a classic shooting guard Drazen-Petrovic-style and can also play as point guard.

Atenas Cordoba roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Carlos Schattmann

Forwards:
Diego Lo_Grippo
Nicolas Romano

Center:
Rafael Hettsheimer

Coach: Nicolas Casalanguida

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Atenas tab Nicolas Romano - by Eurobasket News

Atenas Cordoba (LigaA) inked 30-year old international forward Nicolas Romano (200-87) from Quimsa. In 50 LigaA games he averaged 12.9ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg last season.
Among other achievements Romano's team won Argentinian LigaA Regular Season for two years in a row (2013 and 2014). He received also Latinbasket.com All-South American Championships 1st Team award in 2016.
Romano represented Argentina at the South American Championships in Caracas (Venezuela) last year. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 6 games: 12.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.8apg, 1.0spg, FGP-3 (82.1%), 3PT: 58.3%, FT: 77.8%.
Romano has played previously for six other teams: Independiente Neuquen, Quilmes Mar del Plata, Lanus, Argentino, Regatas Corrientes and San Martin de Junin.
His game is described as: An undersized inside player who plays with great energy and hustle. He's adding some perimetral skills to move outside.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Weber Bahia inks Gonzalo Iglesias, ex Aguada - by Eurobasket News

Weber Bahia Blanca Basket (LigaA) signed 24-year old Uruguayan center Gonzalo Iglesias (201-93). He has played for the last two seasons at Atletico Aguada in Uruguayan LUB league. In 40 games he had 6.2ppg and 2.8rpg last season. Iglesias helped them to make it to the final.
He has played previously professionally also in Argentina (Ciclista).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @fhsports10)

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  AUSTRALIA  


United welcomes back Barlow - by Eurobasket News

Melbourne United (NBL) inked experienced 34-year old former Australian international forward David Barlow (205-101kg-83, college: Metropolitan State of Denver). It is actually his comeback to United as he has played here before. Barlow played most recently at Obradoiro in Spanish Liga Endesa. But in only one game he did not score anything and had only 1 rebound and 1 steal. Barlow also played that season for United where in 19 NBL games he averaged 5.1ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.3apg last season.
Among other achievements Barlow's team won Australian NBL Regular Season in 2006 and 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Honorable Mention award back in 2010.
Barlow represented Australia at the Olympic Games in London (United Kingdon) five years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 1.8ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.0apg.
Barlow has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Barlow has played previously professionally in Poland (Stelmet), Spain (UCAM Murcia and Zaragoza) and Australia (Kings, Sydney City Comets and Sabres).
He attended Metropolitan State of Denver until 2003 and it will be his 15th (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Barlow's game is described as: One of the "unsung heroes" of Team Australia, he's a deadly shooter from the perimeter. But he's also tough and hard-nosed, yet very skillful. Very effective at the defensive side too, he can guard both opposite centers and forwards.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Daniel Dillon (ex Hiroshima D.) agreed terms with Kilsyth Cobras - by Eurobasket News

Kilsyth Cobras (SEABL) inked 31-year old former Australian international guard Daniel Dillon (193-86, college: Arizona, agency: Babcock Sports). He played most recently at Hiroshima Dragonflies in Japanese B League D2. In 63 games he recorded 11.9ppg, 4.0rpg and 2.6apg last season. Dillon helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in B League D2 West Division. They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese B League D2 Honorable Mention.
He played in the final of Romanian League in 2014.
Dillon was a member of Australian international program for some years. He was called to Australian Senior National Team back in 2009 and previously for University National Team in 2005.
Dillon has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Dillon has played previously professionally in Poland (PGE Turow), Australia (United, Cairns Taipans, Waverley Falcons and Sabres) and Romania (Oradea).
He attended University of Arizona until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
Dillon's game is described as: A very good defender and a skilled ballhandler with the ability to play both guard positions. Possesses great mental toughness and fits very well into an up-tempo system. Also a very good rebounder for his size, he still needs to improve his jump shot accuracy.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Trian Iliadis claims Australian State League weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Naturalized Greek Trian Iliadis (190-G-89) had a very impressive game in the last round for Joondalup Wolves and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com State League Player of the Week award for round 15.
The 27-year old guard had the game-high 35 points adding seven rebounds and three assists for Joondalup Wolves in his team's victory, helping them to beat Kalamunda E.S. (#13, 4-16) 98-93. Joondalup Wolves maintains the 3rd 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. Joondalup Wolves will need more victories to improve their 12-4 record. In the team's last game Iliadis had a remarkable 54.5% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 8 attempts. He has many years of experience at Joondalup Wolves, through which he has constantly improved. Trian Iliadis averages this season 19.3ppg and 4.5apg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old guard Shaun Bruce (190-G-91) of league's best team Mackay M.. Bruce impressed basketball fans with a triple-double of 23 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists. Of course he led Mackay M. to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Brisbane S. (#10, 2-5) 130-93. Of course Mackay M. still keep QBL's top spot. He plays for the best team in the league and Mackay M. managed to win all 7 games keeping a perfect record. Bruce is one of the most experienced players at Mackay M. and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was American Princeton Onwas (198-G-93) of second-ranked Brisbane C.. Onwas got into 30-points club by scoring 39 points in the last round. He went also for five rebounds . He was a key player of Brisbane C., leading his team to a 112-89 easy win against the lower-ranked Suncoast PC (#9, 2-4). Brisbane C. started extremely well this year. They recorded 6 victories without losing a single game in QBL. Onwas turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. Onwas has a very solid season. In 6 games in Australia he scored 21.5ppg. He also has 6.5rpg, 2.5spg and FGP: 58.0%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jacob Holmen (202-F/C-91) of Goldfields G. - 35 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Brian Voelkel (198-F-92) of SW Slammers - 24 points, 19 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Aaron Anderson (178-PG) of Brisbane C. - 21 points, 5 rebounds and 13 assists
7. Jalil Abdul-Bassit (193-G) of Toowoomba M. - 41 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Anthony Fisher (187-G-94) of Cairns M. - 27 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Justin Baker (203-F/C-89) of Townsville H. - 34 points and 7 rebounds
10. Tom Jervis (211-C-87) of Brisbane S. - 22 points and 17 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)



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





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  BELGIUM  

Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Codi MILLER-MCINTYRE
  Leuven
  (190-G-94)
  Avg: 17.2
 1. Miller-M., Leuven17.2 
 2. Clark, 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





Stephane Moris joins Kangoeroes - by Eurobasket News

Kangoeroes Basket Willebroek (Euromillions League) added to their roster 31-year old power forward Stephane Moris (208-86, agency: Promotex) from betFIRST Liege Basket. In 16 Euromillions League games he had 7.9ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.4apg last season. Moris also played that season for Royal Brussels where in 15 Euromillions League games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.9ppg, 8.3rpg and 1.4apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Belgian Cup Final Four in 2013. Moris was also voted Eurobasket.com Belgian D2 All-Domestic Players Team back in 2008 and 2009.
He was a member of Belgian U20 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
Moris has played also professionally in Germany (GiroLive Ballers), Switzerland (Monthey) and Belgium (Okapi Aalstar, VOO Verviers Pepinster, Leuven Bears, Damme and CEP Fleurus).
On Moris: Really huge potential bigman, starter of U20 and Junior NT of Belgium, can play on 3 positions! tall like for SF, very quick like for PF but also can play inside back to the basket! great fighter on the boards. Very mobile bigman who can shot well from outside!.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Xavier-Robert Francois signs a two-season deal with Belfius Mons-Hainaut - by Bert Larsimont

Belfius Mons-Hainaut has hired the young Belgian player Xavier-Robert Francois (204-C-94). He signed a two-season deal with Belfius Mons-Hainaut. Xavier-Robert Francois arrives from Kangoeroes Basket Willebroek where he spent the last two Euromillions League seasons. The young talented center averaged 3.4 ppg, 2.0 rpg and 0.4 spg with the Kangoeroes last season.

Xavier-Robert Francois comes from the training center of French Pro A club Strasbourg IG. He also played for the Belgian U16, U18 and U20 national teams from 2010 to 2014.

Source: http://www.monshainaut.be/fr/mod/news-711-xavier-robert-francois-signe-pour-2-saisons.html (in French).



Belfius Mons-Hainaut adds US guard Chris Jones to its roster - by Bert Larsimont

On Jun. 9th, it was announced on the official Belfius Mons-Hainaut's website that the club hired American guard Chris Jones (188-G-93, college: Angelo St.). Jones, age 24, played in Switzerland last season. He averaged 19.8 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 4.6 apg and 2.3 spg for Starwings Basket Regio Basel in the 2016-17 Swiss LNA competition. Previous to his experience in Switzerland, Chris Jones played for Tuv Ajmag TuV Urgats in... Mongolia.

His NCAA experience started at North Texas (from 2011 to 2014) and ended at Angelo State (in NCAA Div. II) where he averaged 15.5 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 4.1 apg, 1.6 spg in the 2014-15 season.



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Bermuda Win Final Game in Dominican Republic - by Eurobasket News

Bermuda National Basketball team won their third and final match in the Dominican Republic defeating GWCC 84 - 71. Bermuda, without the veteran leadership of John Lee, were determined to secure a consolation victory from their last game against our foreign host. Bermuda hit the court with a defensive mindset. Our ball pressure that lacked consistency over the last 2 games was in full effect as Bermuda strangled GWCC's offense and held them to 8 points in the first quarter. This game allowed Bermuda to ensure that everyone from 1 - 10 were allowed to play valuable minutes. Nonetheless, GWCC was eventually able to generate some offense but never able to get within 9 points of Bermuda as the lead fluctuated from 9 - 17 points every few minutes. Bermuda's relentless attack of the Basket gave Bermuda early offensive success and them up 11 points at halftime 44-33. The second half began with a 7 - 0 run by GWCC which prompted Head Coach Gavin McKenzie to call an early timeout. Once again sloppy defense reared its ugly head for Bermuda and GWCC took advantage with a mix of slashing to the hoop and sharp shooting from distance. The time out gave Bermuda a moment to refocus and stick to the game plan. Bermuda came back on the court and played with purpose, stretching the lead back to 12 points. Throughout the early minutes of the fourth quarter the score fluctuated with GWCC getting as close as 6 points behind. Bermuda, then pulling themselves up by their bootstraps, locked back in on defense causing turnovers and limited opportunities for GWCC. Offensively Bermuda had their own success with scoring in transition and continued to be sharp from downtown scoring several 3's in the final minutes of the game. Staving off their final attempts at a comeback, Bermuda recorded the win.
Courtesy of: islandstats.com



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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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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





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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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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)



Colombian Professional League, All-Colombian team, rounds 11-12. - by Victor Garcia

The Colombian players are having a bigger role this season in the Colombian professional league, and teams with a solid Colombian core are taking the lead in the competition, Latinbasket.com/Colombia is going to name its All-Colombian team each two round, including in the nomination the averages of each player within the two rounds.

G- Simon Granados (182-PG-93) Academia de la Montana 11ppg, 3 rpg, 7 apg
G- Gerson Pena (186-G-86) Piratas de Bogota 19.5 ppg, 2 rpg, 3 apg
F- Stalin Ortiz (190-G-81, college: Valparaiso) Fast Break 20.5 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 3 apg
F- Beyckar Aguaslimpias (204-F/C-88) Academia de la Montana 19 ppg, 7 rpg, 2.5 apg
C- Divier Perez (201-F/C-89) Academia de la Montana 19.5 ppg, 11 rpg, 2 apg

Divier Perez had the top performance among the Colombians in the rounds 11 and 12 , his double digits average (19.5ppg and 11 rpg) lead the Academia de la Montana to sweep Sabios in Medellin, Perez has been a major factor in the good results of the Academia this season.



Colombian Liga DirecTV round 12 best performance: Beyckar Aguaslimpias - by Eurobasket News

Former international Power forward Beyckar Aguaslimpias (204-F/C-88) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Academia, receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 12.
The 28-year old player was the main contributor (30 points, nine rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Sabios (#4, 6-6) with 17-point margin 95-78. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Academia maintains the 2nd position in Colombian Liga DirecTV. 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. Aguaslimpias just recently signed at Academia, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Beyckar Aguaslimpias averages this season 12.8ppg and 8.4rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 28-year old American Mark Cornelius (190-G-88) of Caciques. Cornelius had a very good evening with 24 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists. It was enough for Caciques to edge the lower-ranked Aguilas (#7, 3-9) 80-75. This victory allowed Caciques to move up to 3rd position in the standings. His team's 6-4 record is not bad at all. Cornelius is one of the most experienced players at Caciques and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Academia's star - former international forward Divier Perez (201-F/C-89). Perez showcased his all-around game by recording 17 points, fourteen rebounds (!!!) and four assists in the last round. He was another key player of Academia, helping his team with a 95-78 easy win against #4 ranked Sabios in a game of the week. Academia needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 7 victories and 3 lost games. Perez has a great season in Colombia. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 9.7rpg (5th best). He also has 1.7bpg and FGP: 50.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Gerson Pena (186-G-86) of Piratas - 27 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Robert Crawford (201-G/F-90) of Aguilas - 30 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Antonio Bivins (198-F-92) of Aguilas - 20 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Ashton Smith (187-G-89) of Sabios - 22 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Henry Uhegwu (191-G-82) of Fast Break - 20 points and 9 assists
9. Luis Almanza (196-F-91) of Condores - 14 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Gary Diaz (193-G-92) of Academia - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 6 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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Usak inks Damir Markota - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Muratbey Usak Sportlif Basketbol (BSL) signed 32-year old Croatian ex-international power forward Damir Markota (209-102kg-85, agency: XL Basketball Agency) from Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi. In 28 BSL games in Turkey he had 8.3ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.6apg last season.
In 2006 he was drafted by San Antonio Spurs (NBA) in second round (59th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Markota's team won Turkish President Cup in 2013. He was selected to Slovenian League All-Star Game back in 2011.
He is a dual citizen owning also Swedish passport.
Markota was also a member of Croatian international program for some years. He played for Croatian Senior National Team between 2002 and 2014 and previously for U20 National Team in 2005.
Markota represented Croatia at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 10 games: 5.0ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.0apg.
Markota is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (Brose Baskets), Lithuania (Zalgiris), Russia (Spartak St.Petersburg), Spain (RETAbet Bilbao Basket and Menorca), NBA (Milwaukee Bucks), Croatia (KK Zagreb and Cibona), Slovenia (Un.Olimpija) and D-League (Oklahoma City Blue).
Markota could be described: Above average athlete. His offensive game is extremely developed. An amazing three point touch. He can shoot from anywhere, with any kind of move. Has good vision and passes well out of the double team when in the post.
Lacks the strength to play inside and grab boards ..
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By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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Head Coach Predrag Benacek Will Not Return to Kolin - by Surujh Roopnarine

Predrag Benacek has resigned from his position as head coach of BK Geosan Kolin. After 9-seasons coaching in Kolin, 2016-17 was his last.
The 58-year old Benacek helped lead Kolin to their most successful season in club history, 2011-12, when they captured 3rd place in the NBL.
A former national team player for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Benacek was a national star and had a successful career playing in Europe across parts of three decades.
As a coach, he spent the majority of his time prior to joining Kolin in 2008, as a coach in Cyprus as well as other destinations in the NBL.
The club has announced that a replacement will be named shortly.



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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 


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





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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Bailey's 26 points and 8 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

31-year old swingman Ollie Bailey (201-G/F-85) had an amazing evening in the last round for Reales LV and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6.
He had the game-high 26 points adding eight rebounds for Reales LV in his team's victory, helping them to beat Soles SD (2-5) 112-102. Reales LV is placed at 6th position in Dominican Rep. league. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 5 games and recorded just two victories. Bailey just recently signed at Reales LV, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Oklahoma City University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Bailey is in league's top in points (4th best: 19.3ppg) and averages solid 60.5% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Travis Daniels (202-F-92) of league's second-best Leones SD. He is American forward in his first season at Leones SD. In the last game Daniels recorded impressive 21 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Bad luck as Leones SD was edged by the lower-ranked Huracanes PP (#5, 3-4) 80-77. This loss caused Leones SD to drop to 2nd position in the standings. His team's 6-2 record is not bad at all. Daniels is one of the most experienced players at Leones SD and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Adris De Leon (180-PG-84) of league's leader Metros STGO. De Leon scored 23 points and passed four assists. He was a key player of Metros STGO, leading his team to a 109-91 easy win against the lower-ranked Titanes Licey (#8, 2-5). Metros STGO confirms their top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 6 victories and 2 lost games. De Leon has a very solid season. In 7 games in Dominican Republic he scored 12.1ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Terrence Shannon (203-F-79) of Indios SFM - 16 points and 10 rebounds
5. Edward Santana (203-F/C-80) of Titanes Licey - 27 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Austin Freeman (194-G-89) of Caneros LR - 25 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists
7. James Maye (201-G/F-81) of Reales LV - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Manuel Guzman (204-F/C-82) of Soles SD - 24 points and 2 assists
9. Weyinmi Rose (196-G/F-86) of Huracanes PP - 23 points and 2 rebounds
10. Dwight McCombs (203-F/C-89) of Soles SD - 13 points and 14 rebounds

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



Gran Canaria keeps Baez for another season - by Eurobasket News

Herbalife Gran Canaria (Liga Endesa) re-signed experienced 35-year old Dominican forward Eulis Baez (201-100kg-82, college: W.Illinois). He has played there for the last five seasons. In 34 Liga Endesa games he recorded 8.5ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.1apg last season. Baez helped them to win the Supercup.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he received Latinbasket.com All-FIBA Americas Honorable Mention award back in 2013.
Baez represented Dominican Republic at the FIBA Americas in Caracas (Venezuela) four years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 10 games: 10.1ppg, 6.9rpg, 2.4apg, FGP: 47.1%, 3PT-3 (50.0%), FT: 69.0%.
Thanks to Baez's pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Baez has played previously professionally in Greece (Marousi), Spain (Joventut, Leon, Blancos de Rueda and Vic) and Dominican Republic (San Lazaro, Los Minas, Indios de San Francisco and Leones de Santo Domingo).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Gran Canaria.
Baez attended Western Illinois University until 2005 and it will be his 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Has a good shooting touch from 5-6 metres to the basket, and good post moves too. A very coordinated forward, capable to play the 3 and the 4 position, strong player and very good shooter with good range.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Liga Superior Round 3 of Semi-Finals. Izalco and San Marcos reach Finals - by Eurobasket News

Izalco - ExSAL ST 84-77

Izalco held off ExSAL ST to advance into Liga Superior Finals. Izalco forced 20 ExSAL ST turnovers. The best player for the winners was American swingman Marcus Thomas (191-95, college: Rosemont) who had a double-double by scoring 58 points (!!!) and 14 rebounds. Forward Gustavo Galdamez (190-96) chipped in 6 points and 6 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward Jaywuan Hill (203-89, college: SW Baptist) who recorded a double-double by scoring 45 points (!!!) and 14 rebounds and point guard Eduardo Cabrera (174-94) added 19 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
ExSAL ST: J.Hill 45+14reb+3ast, E.Cabrera 19+7reb+2ast, E.Segovia 4, W.Melendez 4+7reb+4ast, W.Sanchez 2+1reb, B.Marroquin 2+4reb
Izalco: M.Thomas 58+14reb+3ast, C.Toledo 6+4reb+1ast, G.Galdamez 6+6reb, J.Crespin 6+1reb+4ast, V.Maya 4+3reb+1ast, O.Lovato 4+6reb
gschID: 548159


Marquense - San Marcos 70-79

San Marcos outgunned Marquense to seal their title series birth. It was a good game for Nicaraguan center Barthel Lopez (213-89) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 23 rebounds and 6 blocks. Leonardo Gomez contributed with 25 points and 4 assists for the winners. American power forward Anthony Moe (206, college: Millersville) answered with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 14 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks and power forward Manuel Artiga (196-83) added 14 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Marquense. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Marquense's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Marquense: A.Moe 16+14reb+5ast, M.Artiga 14+11reb+5ast, J.Barrera 11+1reb+2ast, R.Flores 11+4reb+2ast, M.Mendoza 8+2reb, R.Guevara 3+2reb
San Marcos: L.Gomez 25+1reb+4ast, M.Martinez 15+7reb+4ast, R.Diaz 12+2reb+3ast, B.Lopez 11+23reb+1ast, F.Escobar 9+3reb+3ast, E.Abullarade 5+4reb+3ast
gschID: 548160





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David Blatt to stay on with Darussafaka, won't return to Israel - by Eurobasket News

Israeli American basketball coach David Blatt will stay on as coach of the Istanbul Darussafaka Dogus team, and won't be returning to Israel to coach Maccabi Tel Aviv. According to the Ynet news site, Blatt chose to stay in Turkey after failing to reach an agreement that would enable him to terminate his contract a year early. The former NBA coach had been in talks to return to Maccabi, a team he coached from 2010-2014.
Courtesy of: timesofisrael.com



Unics keep Anton Ponkrashov - by Eurobasket News

Unics Kazan (VTB) re-signed 31-year old former international guard Anton Ponkrashov (200-93kg-86, agency: BeoBasket). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 10 Euroleague games he averaged 6.4ppg, 2.1rpg, 3.8apg and 1.1spg last season. Ponkrashov also played 15 games in VTB United League where he had 8.3ppg, 1.8rpg and 4.0apg.
Among other achievements he played in the final of VTB United League in 2016. Ponkrashov received also Eurobasket.com Russian PBL All-Domestic Players Team award back in 2011.
He was also a member of Russian international program for some years. Ponkrashov played for Russian Senior National Team between 2005 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
He also represented Russia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 1.8ppg, 1.0rpg, 2.6apg.
Ponkrashov has played previously for seven other teams: CSKA Moscow, Spartak St.Petersburg, Krasnie Krilya, Khimki, Lokomotiv, LenVO St.Petersburg and Khimki.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A true point guard at 6-7, with excellent court vision and ballhandling skills. Ponkrashov is left handed and has the size that NBA scouts love and has unusual skills for a 6-7 player. Despite his size, he never become the long-range shooter he was exopected to, at least, not yet. Became youngest Russian national team player in European Championships 2005. Led Russian U-20 national team to European champions U-20 title becoming leading scorer for them in the finals against Lithuania.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sito Alonso reportedly won't continue in Baskonia - by Eurobasket News

Less than one month ago, Baskonia guaranteed Alfonso Alonso 's contract for the upcoming season. But, in what might be characterized as 'turn of events', it seems that the two sides won't move forward together. According to EL MUNDO, Baskonia informed Alfonso Alonso that he won't be head coach next season. So far the decision has only been announced to him verbally but a written confirmation is expected soon. The contract that Alfonso Alonso signed last summer when he joined the Basques was for a '1+1' duration and the option for 2017/2018 was activated shortly after they advanced to the Spanish League semifinals. Baskonia was then eliminated by Valencia (currently leading in the Finals 2-1 vs Real Madrid) despite owning the home court advantage. As EL Mundo reports, while Alfonso Alonso reached some targets set by the management when they agreed to a deal, there have been some key differences between the two sides throughout the season. The failure to reach the Finals was just the last straw that opened Alfonso Alonso the exit door. Baskonia will be looking for a new head coach and one of the candidates is team legend Pablo Prigioni.
Courtesy of: eurohoops.net



Vasilije Micic (ex Tofas) to sign with Zalgiris - by Eurobasket News

B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (LKL) is close to land 23-year old Serbian international point guard Vasilije Micic (196-94, agency: BeoBasket) who played last time at Tofas Bursa in Turkey. In 24 TBL games he averaged 13.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.9apg and 1.4spg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game 3-Point Shootout.
The previous (15-16) season Micic played at Crvena Zvezda in Serbian KLS. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 12 KLS games he had 5.0ppg, 1.5rpg, 2.6apg and 1.3spg. Micic contributed to his team winning the Serbian League title (twice) (also twice). Micic also played 17 games in Euroleague where he recorded 5.5ppg, 1.8rpg and 3.6apg (top 5). He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. Micic also played 14 games in ABA League where he got 4.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 4.1apg. The other team Micic played shortly was Bayern Muenchen in German BBL. In four games he got just 2.5ppg and 2.3apg. He also played 4 games in Euroleague, but he got only 0.5ppg.
Three years ago Micic was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) in second round (52nd overall).
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-World Championships U19 1st Team award back in 2013.
Micic has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2013 and previously for U19 National Team in 2013.
Micic represented Serbia at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 11 games: 4.4ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.3apg.
Micic has played previously professionally in Italy and Serbia (Mega Leks).

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CSKA Moscow to add Westermann to their roster - by Eurobasket News

CSKA Moscow (VTB) have reportedly agreed on terms of contract with 25-year old French international guard Leo Westermann (197-86kg-92, agency: BeoBasket). He played last season at Zalgiris in Lithuanian LKL league. In 42 games he had 6.7ppg, 2.8rpg and 3.9apg. Westermann helped them to win the league title and the cup. Westermann also played 30 games in Euroleague where he recorded 8.2ppg, 3.2rpg and 5.5apg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Limoges CSP Elite in French ProA. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Westermann was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 33 ProA games he averaged 9.6ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.6apg and 1.2spg. He also played 10 games in Euroleague where he got 10.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.3apg and 1.1spg. Westermann also played 8 games in Eurocup where he got 8.4ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.1apg and 1.3spg.
He was selected to French ProA All-Star Game in 2015.
Westermann was also a member of French international program for some years. He played for French Senior National Team between 2013 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Westermann also represented France at the European Championships two years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 7 games: 2.7ppg, 1.0apg.
Westermann has played also professionally in Serbia (Partizan), Spain (FC Barcelona) and France (ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket and CFBB).
On Westermann: Excellent basketball IQ and maturity as a floor general make him a very promising, tall bodied PG. Sees the court very well, has great patience offensively and goos shot selection, trying to keep any teammate involved. Great upside, even at NBA level.

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FC Barcelona reportedly agree to two-year deal with Alfonso Alonso - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa) have reportedly hired 42-year old coach Alfonso Alonso from Baskonia. The previous (15-16) season Alonso coached at RETAbet.
Among other achievements his team won ULEB Cup in 2008. Alonso received also Spanish ACB Coach of the Year award back in 2012. He used to coach Spanish U17 National Team back in 2014.
Alonso has coached previously two other teams: Joventut and Gipuzkoa.

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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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  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.




Day 2 in Formosa - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Argentina - Venezuela 46-39
Argentina held off Venezuela to open win count in Formosa. Gaston Bertona (178-PG-01) provided 15 points and 7 rebounds in the victory. Argentina accumulated a 24:17 halftime lead. The teams traded baskets throughout the second half as the hosts rallied to the win. Matias Van Schmeling tossed in 10 points in the victory. Enderson Alcala (191-C-01) responded with 11 points and 15 rebounds for Venezuela.

Paraguay - Canada 71-79
Canada rallied past Paraguay for the second win in Formosa. Shemar Rathan-Mayes (178-G-01) provided 21 points and 7 rebounds to pace the North American side. Canada piled up a 40:26 halftime lead. Paraguay narrowed the deficit in the second half but could not avoid the defeat. Luka Sakota (185-PG-01) netted 15 points in the win. Matheus Blaich (188-F-01) and Sebastian Galarza (185-PF-01) delivered 12 points each for Paraguay.

Group B
Puerto Rico - Mexico 81-68
Puerto Rico celebrated the first victory at the tournament. They overcame Mexico for 1-1 record in Group B. Victor Rosa (195-SF-01) provided 14 points in the win. Puerto Rico accumulated a 42:31 halftime advantage. They extended the gap at 17-point mark at the final intermission and never looked back en route to the win. Jermaine Miranda (190-SG-01) and Andre Curbelo (185-PG-01) chipped in 11 points apiece in the victory. Ivan Cruz (187-PF-01) responded with 18 points for Mexico.

Dominican Republic - USA 45-94
USA gained the second straight victory at the tournament. They beat Dominican Republic to stay undefeated. James Wiseman (207-C-01) scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the winning side. USA accounted for a comfortable 46:22 halftime lead. They poured in 48 points in the second half to ease to the victory. Zion Harmon (180-G-02) delivered 14 points in the win. Anfernee De La Rosa (193-F/G-02) replied with 15 points for Dominican Republic.




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  FINLAND  


Kauhajoki signs Henri Kantonen - by Eurobasket News

Karhu Kauhajoki (Korisliiga) signed 20-year old guard Henri Kantonen (197-97) from Kouvot. But in 27 Korisliiga games he had just 1.8ppg and 1.3rpg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Finnish 1st Division B Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Kantonen played at Jarvenpaan Koripalloseura (1st Division) where in 30 games he recorded 11.0ppg, 4.2rpg and 2.7apg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Finnish 1st Division A Honorable Mention.
He has played previously for two other teams: PuHu Juniorit and Helsinki Seagulls.

Karhu Kauhajoki roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Henri Kantonen
Valtteri Pihlajamaki
Jussi Myllyniemi

Forward:
Perttu Salmi

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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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  FRANCE  

Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Cameron CLARK
  Chalon
  (201-G/F-91)
  Avg: 17.7
 1. Clark, Chalon17.7 
 2. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.5 
 3. Cobbs, Gravelines16.9 
 4. Gibson, Gravelines16.8 
 5. Roberson, Chalon16.1 
 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
 Louis LABEYRIE
  Paris-Le.
  (209-C/F-92)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.8.7 
 2. Fall, Chalon8.6 
 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, Chalon6.9 
 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. Wood, Limoges1.7 
 6. Eito, Orleans1.7 
 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. Ibekwe, Chalon1.0 
 5. Otule, Antibes1.0 
 6. Cain, Chalons-Reims1.0 
 7. Lessort, Nanterre1.0 
 8. Trasolini, Nancy0.9 
 9. Jean-Charles, AS.0.9 
 10. Fair, Limoges0.8 


Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Zachery PEACOCK
  Bourg
  (203-C-87)
  Avg: 17.8
 1. Peacock, Bourg17.8 
 2. Hermannsson, Charlevi.17.1 
 3. Burton, Roanne16.8 
 4. Henry, Evreux16.1 
 5. Jones, Lille16.0 
 6. Williams, Boulazac15.9 
 7. Ware, Vichy C.15.9 
 8. Bigote, Nantes15.8 
 9. Walker, Evreux15.2 
 10. Broussard, Provence.14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dinma ODIAKOSA
  Le Havre
  (203-C/F-85)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Odiakosa, Le Havre9.7 
 2. Ndoye, Bourg9.4 
 3. Kone, Charleville9.3 
 4. Burton, Roanne9.0 
 5. Ekperigin, Nantes7.9 
 6. Traore, Lille7.6 
 7. Morin, Le Havre7.4 
 8. Rhoomes, St Qu.7.3 
 9. Fall, Poitiers7.0 
 10. Fairell, Rouen6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jay THREATT
  Poitiers
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Threatt, Poitiers6.9 
 2. King, Le Havre6.1 
 3. Ware, Vichy C.5.8 
 4. Rigaux, Maurienne5.8 
 5. Sim, Bourg5.8 
 6. Hermannsson, Charlevi.5.7 
 7. Turner, Blois5.6 
 8. Henry, Evreux5.3 
 9. Duren, Boulogne5.2 
 10. Mitchell, Nantes4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Corin HENRY
  Evreux
  (178-PG-88)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Henry, Evreux2.3 
 2. Burton, Roanne2.3 
 3. Threatt, Poitiers2.0 
 4. Rigaux, Maurienne1.8 
 5. Mitchell, Nantes1.8 
 6. Fouse, Charleville1.8 
 7. de-Jong, Boulogne1.8 
 8. Denave, Vichy C.1.8 
 9. Turner, Blois1.8 
 10. Williams, Boulazac1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Yannis MORIN
  Le Havre
  (208-C/F-93)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Morin, Le Havre1.8 
 2. Fall, Poitiers1.5 
 3. Paumier, Boulogne1.3 
 4. Ndoye, Bourg1.2 
 5. Rinna, St Chamond1.1 
 6. MBida, Lille1.1 
 7. Traore, Lille1.1 
 8. Jones, Lille1.0 
 9. Kone, Charleville0.9 
 10. Ekperigin, Nantes0.9 


ProB Round 2 of Finals. Nantes earn victory - by Eurobasket News

Nantes - Boulazac 66-65

Nantes held off Boulazac to force the decisive third game in the championship series. Boulazac Basket was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Boulazac Basket helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was swingman Vafessa Fofana (198-92) who had a double-double by scoring 10 points and 13 rebounds. American Christopher McKnight (201-87, college: Akron, agency: Octagon Europe) chipped in 16 points and 5 rebounds. Four Nantes players scored in double figures. American power forward Jarvis Williams (198-93, college: Murray St.) produced 10 points and 6 rebounds and guard Gaetan Clerc (189-91) added 7 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Boulazac Basket's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Nantes: C.McKnight 16+5reb+1ast, V.Bigote 12+5reb+1ast, K.Mitchell 11+1reb+1ast, V.Fofana 10+13reb+2ast, R.Kuksiks 9+1reb+1ast, L.Ekperigin 5+3reb+1ast
Boulazac: J.Williams 10+6reb, T.Gipson 9+3reb, J.Sanchez 8+5reb+1ast, G.Clerc 7+5reb+2ast, M.Zianveni 7+2reb+1ast, T.Sapp 7+1ast
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Thomas Heurtel (ex Anadolu Efes) may be added to FC Barcelona roster - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa) is reportedly close to ink 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 averaged 11.8ppg, 2.2rpg, 6.7apg and 1.0spg last season. Heurtel helped them to make it to the cup final. A very good season in his career as he was selected 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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CSKA Moscow to add Westermann to their roster - by Eurobasket News

CSKA Moscow (VTB) have reportedly agreed on terms of contract with 25-year old French international guard Leo Westermann (197-86kg-92, agency: BeoBasket). He played last season at Zalgiris in Lithuanian LKL league. In 42 games he had 6.7ppg, 2.8rpg and 3.9apg. Westermann helped them to win the league title and the cup. Westermann also played 30 games in Euroleague where he recorded 8.2ppg, 3.2rpg and 5.5apg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Limoges CSP Elite in French ProA. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Westermann was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 33 ProA games he averaged 9.6ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.6apg and 1.2spg. He also played 10 games in Euroleague where he got 10.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.3apg and 1.1spg. Westermann also played 8 games in Eurocup where he got 8.4ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.1apg and 1.3spg.
He was selected to French ProA All-Star Game in 2015.
Westermann was also a member of French international program for some years. He played for French Senior National Team between 2013 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Westermann also represented France at the European Championships two years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 7 games: 2.7ppg, 1.0apg.
Westermann has played also professionally in Serbia (Partizan), Spain (FC Barcelona) and France (ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket and CFBB).
On Westermann: Excellent basketball IQ and maturity as a floor general make him a very promising, tall bodied PG. Sees the court very well, has great patience offensively and goos shot selection, trying to keep any teammate involved. Great upside, even at NBA level.

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Diarra re-signs at Antibes - by Eurobasket News

Sharks Antibes (ProA) confirmed in their roster 24-year old naturalized Malian power forward Nianta Diarra (205-93, agency: Two Points). He played there last season. In 34 ProA games he had just 2.8ppg and 3.0rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Diarra played at Souffelweyersheim (ProB) where in 34 games he recorded 6.9ppg and 5.5rpg.
He helped his team to make it to the Cup Semifinals in 2014.
Diarra has played previously for two other teams: Hyeres-Toulon and STB Le Havre.

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Mekdad comes back to Le Havre - by Eurobasket News

STB Le Havre (ProB) added to their roster 31-year old Algerian international point guard Samir Mekdad (191-86). It is actually his comeback to STB Le Havre as he has played here before. Mekdad played last season at ALM Evreux Basket in the ProB. In 37 games he recorded 6.6ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.6apg.
The previous (15-16) season Mekdad played at Berck/Rang du Fliers (NM1) where in 32 games he averaged 11.1ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.2apg and 1.2spg.
Mekdad also represented Algeria at the Afrobasket Championships in Rades (Tunisia) two years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 5.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.3apg.
Mekdad has played previously for five other teams: La Rochelle, Etendard de Brest, Rueil, Vendee Challans and SAP Vaucluse.

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Pau-Lacq-Orthez keeps Carne for another season - by Eurobasket News

Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez (ProA) re-signed 21-year old point guard Corentin Carne (195-96). He has played there for the last two seasons. But in 12 ProA games he averaged just 1.8ppg last season.
Carne represented France at the European Championships U20 in Helsinki (Finland) last year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 4.3ppg, 1.3rpg.
Carne has played previously for two other teams: CFBB and Pau Nord Est.

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Emmanuel Monceau agreed terms with Rouen - by Eurobasket News

SPO Rouen Basket (ProB) strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old shooting guard Emmanuel Monceau (195-95). He has played for the last four years at Vendee Challans Basket in the NM1. In 36 games he recorded 8.3ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.9apg and 1.9spg (in top 5) last season.
Monceau won French NM2 championship title in 2014.

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Orleans sign Marc Judith - by Eurobasket News

Entente Orleans 45 (ProA) signed 30-year old shooting guard Marc Judith (193-87) from Dijon. In 33 ProA games he had 4.0ppg and 1.8rpg last season.
Judith's team won French La Semaine des AS Cup in 2015.
He was a member of French U20 National Team back in 2007.
Judith has played previously for two other teams: JSF Nanterre and Vendee Challans.

Entente Orleans 45 roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Loic Akono
Marc Judith
Kyle McAlarney

Forwards:
Marcellus Sommerville
Gaylor Curier

Center:
Junior MBida

Coach: Germain Castano

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Lavieille re-signs at Evreux - by Eurobasket News

ALM Evreux Basket (ProB) confirmed in their roster 21-year old forward Kevin Lavieille (198-96). He has played there for the last two seasons. But in 18 ProB games he had just 1.6ppg and 1.6rpg last season.
Lavieille played in the final of French ProB Play-Offs in 2016.

ALM Evreux Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Theo Leon
Xavier Moon

Forwards:
Steeve Ho_You_Fat
Damien Bouquet
Kevin Lavieille

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Matthew Gibson (ex Challans) agreed terms with Nuernberg - by Eurobasket News

Nuernberg Falcons BC (ProA) inked 33-year old American guard Matthew Gibson (195-84). He played most recently at Vendee Challans Basket in French NM1 league. In 22 games he recorded 9.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.7apg and 1.5spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Gibson played at Souffelweyersheim (ProB) in French league where in 34 games he averaged 11.0ppg, 3.6rpg, 5.0apg (top 4) and 2.0spg (in top 2).
His team made it to the Venezuelan LPB Semifinals in 2008.
Gibson is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to eight different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Gibson has played previously professionally in Belgium (Okapi Aalstar), Finland (Kouvot and Namika Lr), Hungary (Kaposvari), Mexico (Garra Canera de Navolato), Romania (UBT Cluj Napoca), Venezuela (Marinos) and ABA (Oklahoma I.).

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Filet re-signs at Cergy-Pontoise - by Eurobasket News

Entente Cergy Osny Pontoise BB (NM2) confirmed in their roster 26-year old swingman Gregory Filet (195-91). He has played there for the last two seasons.
Filet has played previously for five other teams: ALM Evreux, JL Bourg, Calais, Montbrison and Nord Ardeche.

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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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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.

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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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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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Cergy-Pontoise keeps Durand for another season - by Eurobasket News

Entente Cergy Osny Pontoise BB (NM2) re-signed 24-year old guard Morgan Durand (188-93). He played there last season.
The previous (15-16) season Durand played at Quimper UJAP (NM1) where in 34 games he recorded 5.0ppg and 1.6apg.
He won U21 Championships (Trophee du Futur) in 2013.
Durand has played previously for three other teams: Chalon/Saor, Angers BC and Saint Chamond.

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ProA Round 2 of Finals. Strasbourg draw things level - by Eurobasket News

Chalon - Strasbourg 72-74

Strasbourg overcame Chalon on the road to even the championship series at 1-1. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Chalon/Saor won third quarter 15-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Chalon/Saor 41-30 including 17 on the offensive glass. American-FYR Macedonian Romeo Travis (201-84, college: Akron) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 9 rebounds. Point guard Frank Ntilikina (196-98) contributed with 13 points for the winners. Four Strasbourg IG players scored in double figures. Swingman Axel Bouteille (201-95) replied with 20 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and American swingman Cameron Clark (201-91, college: Oklahoma) added 10 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Chalon/Saor.
Top scorers:
Chalon: A.Bouteille 20+2reb+2ast, C.Clark 10+5reb+2ast, L.Harris 9+4reb+2ast, M.Fall 9+5reb+3ast, J.Nzeulie 9+4reb+4ast, J.Roberson 7+4reb+1ast
Strasbourg: R.Travis 16+9reb+1ast, F.Ntilikina 13+4reb+3ast, E.Walker 12+2reb+2ast, A.Slaughter 10+3reb+4ast, J.Leloup 7+2reb, P.Lacombe 6+7reb+5ast
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Choquet comes back to Provence Basket - by Eurobasket News

FOS Provence Basket (ProB) added to their roster 29-year old guard Edouard Choquet (188-88). It is actually his comeback to Provence Basket as he has played here before. Choquet played last season at Chalons-Reims (ProA). In 25 games he recorded 5.3ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.5apg and 1.0spg. ProB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to French ProA All-Star Game.
The previous (15-16) season Choquet played at ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket (also in ProA) where in 45 games he averaged 3.3ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.6apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and they also made it to the Cup final (twice). Choquet also played 14 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 6.7ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.6apg.
Choquet has played previously for two other teams: JSA Bordeaux and Le Portel.

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Cholet keeps Boutsiele for another season - by Eurobasket News

Cholet Basket (ProA) re-signed 25-year old center Jerry Boutsiele (207-92). He played there last season. In 33 ProA games he averaged 9.6ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.1apg.
The previous (15-16) season Boutsiele played at Denain Voltaire (ProB) where in 33 games he had 7.5ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.0apg.
He played in the final of French ProB Play-Offs in 2015.
Boutsiele has played previously for three other teams: JSF Nanterre, SPO Rouen and Souffelweyersheim.

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Damjan Stojanovski continues with MZT Skopje - by Mario Divanisov

After missing the 2016/17 season due to a right leg injury the 29-year old continues where he stopped - with the reigning champion KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom.

Damjan Stojanovski (198-SG-87, agency: BeoBasket) joined the blue and white side back in 2012 where he moved from Lukoil Academic Sofia and managed to lead MZT Skopje to four Prva Liga and five Macedonian Cup titles. He had impressive last season in ABA Liga as well where he managed to score 10.5ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.6apg while shooting with .389 percentage behind the arc in the 2015/16 season.

For MZT Skopje who recently announced coach Aleksandar Todorov (agency: Global Sports Plaza ), this will be their fourth player for the next season as the team previously continued the cooperation with Adem Mekic (195-G-95), Marko Simonovski (192-G/F-89, agency: Interperformances) and Xavier Thames (191-G-91, college: San Diego St.).



Aleksandar Todorov is the new head coach of MZT Skopje - by Mario Divanisov

Aleksandar Todorov (agency: Global Sports Plaza ) will lead KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom in the upcoming season as the 43-year old Macedonian coach and the club agreed on a one year contract.

For Todorov this will be his fourth episode on the hot chair in "Jane Sandanski" after 2000, 2007 and 2011 when he actually earned the club's first title and started the domination of MZT Skopje in the Macedonian league by winning the double crown.

In the past the Macedonian coach led KK Kumanovo 2009 and Vardar Skopje in the domestic league, while his international carrier counts performances in Bulgaria (Rilski Sportist Samokov, Balkan Botevgrad), Turkey (TED Ankara Kolejliler), Romania (CS Dinamo Bucuresti) and Kosovo (KB Peja).



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Burjanadze re-signs at Andorra - by Eurobasket News

MoraBanc Andorra (Liga Endesa) confirmed in their roster 23-year old Georgian international power forward Beka Burjanadze (201-118kg-94). He played there last season. In 29 Liga Endesa games he had 10.3ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.2apg.
The previous (15-16) season Burjanadze played at Leyma Basquet (LEB Gold) where in 40 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.4ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.2apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Bosman Player of the Year, named to 2nd Team and named to All-Bosmans Team.
Burjanadze's team was regular season runner-up in Spanish EBA Group D in 2012.
He has been also a member of Georgian international program for some years. Burjanadze has regularly played for Georgian senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2012 and 2014.
He also represented Georgia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 6.2ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.0apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 52.2%, 3PT-2 (66.7%), FT: 77.8%.
Burjanadze has played previously for two other teams: Sevilla and Real Betis Energia Plus Sevilla 2nd team.
He could be described: Fundamentally he is very skilled player who can do it all on the court. He can put the ball on the floor... has great timing and court vision... despite of his big body his leaping ability is great and he always finishs by dunks... he is good outside shooter... very hard worker with leadership skills... in the best case scenario we should expect next Hedo Turkoglu out of him within next couple of years...

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Stephan Haukohl Continues Career With BG Goettingen - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The basketball game of Stephan Haukohl (205-SF-93) continues to develop in the EasyCredit BBL as he was able to improve his scoring in each season with MBC and last season with Science City Jena and now he wants to make another step with BG Goettingen. Stephan Haukohl is only a 23 year old 205cm forward, but already has vast experience at all levels of German basketball and brings 63 BBL games expereince to BG Goettingen. Last season for Science City jena he played 32 games averaging 5.7ppg, 2.9rpg, FGP: 59.7%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 79.4%. "He can spread the floor the way Dominik Spohr did the last seasons", added BG Goettingen head coach Johan Roijakkers. Last season he scored in double figures in five games including a 24 point explosion against future team BG Goettingen and a 17 point game against Braunschweig.

Haukohl started his basketball career in 2008 with SV Germering (2.Regionalliga) playing 17 games averaging 6.4ppg. In the 2009-2010 season he went to TuS Jena II (2.Regionalliga) playing 7 games and averaging 6.7ppg. In the 2010-2011 season he moved to BiG Oettinger Rockets Gotha (ProB): 1 game: 0pts, also a license to play for TuS Jena II (2.Regionalliga): 11 games: 12.3ppg. In the 2011-2012 season he played for Science City Jena (ProA) playing 3 games averaging 3.3ppg, 2.0rpg, played also at TuS Jena II (2.Regionalliga): 16 games: 18.6ppg. From 2012-2014 he played 65 Pro A games for Erdgas Ehingen/Urspringschule (ProA) and in his last season played 32 games averaging 9.9ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 53.7%, 3PT: 38.1%, FT: 69.3%, played also at TuS Urspringschule (2.Regionalliga) playing 9 games averaging 16.1ppg. He then made a furtehr step in his career in 2014-2015 playing a big role in the succcess of rent4office Nuernberg (ProA) playing 38 games averaging 11.9ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.8apg, FGP: 54.9%, 3PT: 34.3%, FT: 75.8%. In the 2015-2016 season he moved to the BBL going to the Mitteldeutscher BC Weissenfels (BBL) playing 31 games averaging 3.8ppg, 2.4rpg.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career has been German U17 National Team -09-10, Albert Schweitzer International Tournament in Mannheim (Unofficial World Championships U18) -10, German U18 National Team -11, European Championships U18 in Wroclaw (Poland) -11: 8 games: 4.9ppg, 2.9rpg
German U20 National Team -12-13, European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) -13: 9 games: 4.7ppg, 1.8rpg, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Most Improved Player of the Year -14, German A2 National Team -14-15, German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Regular Season Runner-Up -15, German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Semifinals -15, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A 2nd Team -15, Eurobasket.com German 2.Bundesliga Pro A All-Domestic Players Team -15
German University National Team -15, and World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) -15 (Silver): 7 games: 6.4ppg, 4.9rpg, FGP: 60.0%, 3PT: 22.2%, FT: 42.9%.

Source:BG Goettingen



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.



The Dresden Titans Hold Marc Nagora And Bryan Niessen - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro B team Dresden Titans have announced the contract extension of Germans Marc Nagora (203-F-93) And Bryan Niessen. Nagora is a 23 year old 203cm forward that started his basketball career with Bramfelder SV Hamburg (2.Regionalliga) and also played with Wedel and Braunschweig in the Pro B will go into his third season with the team. Last season the German played 29 games averaging 2.3ppg, 1.8rpg. He scored in double figures twice with 10 point games against the RheinStars and Nurnberg. "Last season was a valuable expereince and now I am looking forward to the challenge in the Pro B. I want to play at the top an dbe more consistent than the last two seasons", added Marc Nagora. Niessen is a 23 year old 184cm point guard that started his career with TuS Jena II (2.Regionalliga) and will be going into his fifth season with Dresden. Last season he played with teh Dresden Titans 2nd team (2.Regionalliga) playing 22 games: Score-1 (17.9ppg). "I am happy to be back with the first team. I can hardly wait to play in front of the fans again. Playing in the Regionalliga last season helped my personal development. I am thankful for my teammates and now want to play attractive basketball again with the pro B team", stressed Bryan Niessen.

Source:Dresden Titans







The Uni Baskets Secure Georg Voigtmann For Next Season - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Sometimes making that step to the EasyCredit BBL to become reality doesn't come at once as Georg Voigtmann (213-C-94) will take a step back to the Pro A and hope to make strides so he can get to the best league in Germany soon. Voigtmann is a 22 year old 213cm center that last season was on the roster of the s.Oliver Wuerzburg (BBL) playing 4 games: averaging 0.5ppg, 1.0rpg, but played mostly with farm team TG s.Oliver Wuerzburg (ProB) playing 28 games averaging 9.2ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 54.5%, 3PT: 35.8%, FT: 66.1%. "He is a very versatile player with a good shot", stressed Paderborn head coach Uli Nachster. Last season the German who is the baby brother of German national player Johannes Voigtmann scored in double figures in the Pro B 15 times including three double doubles. His best scoring games were 16 points against Lich and FC Bayern Munich 2. He demonstrated a sweet touch from outside nailing four trey's against Lich and three against BG Karlsruhe and Rhondorf.

Voigtmann started his basketball career in 2011 with TuS Jena II (2.Regionalliga). In 2012 he moved to Science City Jena II (2.Regionalliga) playing 21 games avergaing 10.9ppg. In 2013, he was promoted to the Science City Jena Pro A team and in his three years there played a total of 91 games. Awards and achievements in his basketball acreer have been German 2.Regionalliga (Southeast-North Group) Runner-Up -14, German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Regular Season Runner-Up -16, German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Champion -16.

Source:Uni Baskets



German U19 National Team 2017 - by Greg

German U18 National Team 2017
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Niklas Bilski
Bilski
Isaac Bonga
Bonga
Oscar Da Silva
Da Silva
Richard Freudenberg
Freudenberg
Philipp Herkenhoff
Herkenhoff
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Niklas Bilski 185-PG-98 Wolfenbuettel Germany
Isaac Bonga 203-F/G-99 Fraport SKY Germany
Oscar Da Silva 207-PF-98 Stanford USA
Richard Freudenberg 206-F-98 St.John's USA
Philipp Herkenhoff 208-PF-99 Vechta Germany
Bennet Hundt 181-PG-98 Bernau Germany
Kostja Mushidi 195-G/F-98 Mega Leks Serbia
Louis Olinde 205-SF-98 Brose Bask. Germany
Nelson Weidemann 190-PG-99 B.Muenchen Germany
Lars Lagerpusch 207-PF-98 Braunschweig Germany
Moritz Sanders 211-PF-98 Nuernberg Germany
Ferdinand Zylka 190-SG-98 ALBA Germany

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Matthew Gibson (ex Challans) agreed terms with Nuernberg - by Eurobasket News

Nuernberg Falcons BC (ProA) inked 33-year old American guard Matthew Gibson (195-84). He played most recently at Vendee Challans Basket in French NM1 league. In 22 games he recorded 9.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.7apg and 1.5spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Gibson played at Souffelweyersheim (ProB) in French league where in 34 games he averaged 11.0ppg, 3.6rpg, 5.0apg (top 4) and 2.0spg (in top 2).
His team made it to the Venezuelan LPB Semifinals in 2008.
Gibson is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to eight different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Gibson has played previously professionally in Belgium (Okapi Aalstar), Finland (Kouvot and Namika Lr), Hungary (Kaposvari), Mexico (Garra Canera de Navolato), Romania (UBT Cluj Napoca), Venezuela (Marinos) and ABA (Oklahoma I.).

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Dominic Lockhart Looks For New Challenge With BG Goettingen - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

After 4 seasons and 102 BBL games with the EWE Baskets Oldenburg, Dominic Lockhart (198-G-94) has decided to seek a new challenge and will play with BG Goettingen this season. Lockhart is a talented 22 year old 198cm guard that was unable to make his break through with the EWE Baskets Oldenburg and follows teammate Dennis Kramer to BG Goettingen. Last seasn the German who started his career with TV Wetzlar played 43 EasyCredit BBL games averaging 1.7ppg, 1.2rpg and also played 16 BCL games averaging 3.3ppg, 1.3rpg. "He showed in the last playoffs that he has the potential to become one of the best defenders in the league", stressed head coach Johan Roijakkers. Last season the German showed his potential in the Champions League scoring 13 points in 13 minutes against Turkish club Usak.

The German was born in Schweinfurt and after starting his career with TV Wetzlar he moved on to the LTi Giessen 46ers junior team in 2010. In the 2011-2012 season he played for the VfB 1900 Giessen Pointers (ProB) playing 25 games averaging 5.4ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 26.5%, FT: 81.5%. He remained one more season with the VfB 1900 Giessen Pointers (Regionalliga) playing 17 games averaging 5.9ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.8apg, played also for LTi Giessen 46ers junior team (NBBL). In 2013-2014 he made a furtehr step in his career moving to the EWE Baskets Oldenburg (BBL) where he played 4 games and also played for Baskets Akad.Weser-Ems/Oldenburger TB (ProB) playing 30 games averaging 9.5ppg, 4.1rpg, 3.7apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 61.9%, 3PT: 42.4%, FT: 75.5%. In the 2014-2015 season he played 21 BBL games averaging 1.0ppg, 1.2rpg. He also played 9 Eurocup games averaging 1.0ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.3apg. He also played at Baskets Akad.Weser-Ems/Oldenburger TB (ProB) playing 29 games averaging 9.7ppg, 5.6rpg, Assists-5 (5.3apg), 1.9spg, FGP: 49.5%, 3PT: 34.0%, FT: 80.2%. In the 2015-2016 season he played 33 BBL games averaging 1.5ppg and also palyed 15 Eurocup games averaging 2.2ppg. He also played for the Baskets Akad.Weser-Ems/Oldenburger TB (ProB) playing 10 games avergaing 9.7ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.5apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 60.0%, 3PT: 41.7%, FT: 81.5%.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been German U16 National Team -10, All-Eurobasket.com European Championships U16 Honorable Mention -10, European Championships U16 in Bar (Montenegro) -10: 9 games: 7.0ppg, Reb-5 (8.2rpg), 2.1apg, 2.0spg, FGP: 50.0%, FT: 57.6%, German U18 National Team -11-12, Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Mannheim (Germany) -12, European Championships U18 in Lithuania -12: 9 games: 6.6ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.0apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 58.8%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 76.5%, German NBBL All-Star Game -13, German U20 National Team -13-14, German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Champion -14, 15, European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) -14: 9 games: 3.3ppg, 3.0rpg, German Bundesliga Cup Winner -15, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Domestic Player of the Year -15, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Defensive Player of the Year -15, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro B 1st Team -15, Eurobasket.com German 2.Bundesliga Pro B All-Domestic Players Team -15, Eurobasket.com German 2.Bundesliga Pro B All-Defensive Team -15, German Bundesliga Regular Season Runner-Up -16, German Bundesliga Supercup Finalist -16, and German Bundesliga Finalist -17.

Source:BG Goettingen



Phoenix Hagen Add Buay Tuach - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

More than 10 years Houston Rockets NBA Draft Pick Malik Badiane who hailed from Sudan was a mainstay in the BBL and later would have a fruitful career in France, but overall seeing players from Africa isn't a common thing in German basketball leagues, but Phoenix Hagen has gone against that trend and signed Buay Tuach (198-G/F-95) from Ethiopia. Buay Tuach is a 22 year old 198cm forward that already has had an interesting college basketball career as he played for two schools Northeast CC (JUCO) and Loyola Mary (NCAA). He grew up in Omaha, Nebrasca and like so many players before him had to prove his basketball abilities in the JUCO before making the jump to the NCAA. He played the last two seasons at Loyola Mary (NCAA) as in his first year played 26 games averaging 3.7ppg, 1.6rpg. In his senior year he played 28 games averaging 11.5ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.3apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 58.9%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 57.0%. "We were were looking for an athletic allrounder at the three position that has a very good shot, but that can also help out at the positions 2 and 4. Buay brings all this and played in the best college conference and proved twice that he could play against top team Gonzaga. We believe we will have very much with him on and off teh court", stressed head coach Matthias Grothe.


Last season Tuach scored in double figures in 17 games including one double double. Some of his best scoring games were 21 points against BYU, 20 points against Vanguard and 19 points against Gonzaga. He started his basketball career with Northeast CC (JUCO) playing 30 games averaging 12.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.5apg, FGP: 48.8%, 3PT: 37.1%, FT: 63.3%. In his last season there he played 32 games averaging 16.7ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 60.8%, 3PT: 39.3%, FT: 63.5%. "I am looking forward to the new challenge, new culture and can hardly wait to meet my new Phoenix family. It feels like the right step", stressed Buay Tuach. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been NJCAA D1 Region XI Finalist -15, NJCAA D1 All-Region XI 2nd Team -15, and All-WCC Honorable Mention -17.

Source:Phoenix Hagen








Radeko Pilcevic Returns Back To Germany Joining Science City Jena - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Sometimes wonders do happen even when a player that once played in the EasyCredit BBL has been away for five years and played for 10 different teams in five different countries, but for Radenko Pilcevic (188-G-86, agency: AproK Sports Group) his three year stay in Germany with 2004 Fiba Europe Cup winner Mitteldeutscher BC and the Giessen 46ers from 2009-2012 was a happy time in his life and since then he has gathered further experience and will make another attempt to showcase his skills in Germany's top league. According to Eurobasket sources, Pilcevic brings 91 BBL games experience back to Germany and will join Science City Jena. Pilcevic is a 30 year old 188cm point guard that last season played for KB Kosice (Slovakia-SBL) playing 42 games averaging 13.0ppg, 3.5rpg, Assists-2 (6.2apg), 1.5spg, FGP: 51.2%, 3PT: 41.2%, FT: 84.7%. Last season he registered five double dobles and had seven games where he posted double figures in assists. One of his top games last season was a 20 point, 15 assist performance against Levice. Some of his best games in the BBL years ago was a 19 point effort against Braunschweig and Artland as well as 16 point games against Bayreuth and Duesseldorf with MBC. With Giessen he had an 18 point game against Braunschweig and 15 point game against Bayreuth.

Pilcevic who hails from Serbia started his basketball career in 2004 with KK Zeleznicar Cacak (1B) and would remain in Serbia a few more years working on his game with teams like Ribnica (1B), KK Crnokosa Kosjeric, and KK Borac Cacak (A League). In the 2008-2009 season he remained with KK Borac Cacak (A League) playing 31 games:averaging 10.7ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.9apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 54.2%, 3PT: 31.9%, FT: 85.1%. His playmaking game and sound court vision impressed MBC manager Martin Geisller so much that he gave the young Serb a chance and signed him to the Mitteldeutscher BC Weissenfels (Germany-1.Bundesliga) where he played 33 games averaging 7.4ppg, 1.7rpg, 3.2apg, FGP: 50.7%, 3PT: 31.7%, FT: 72.0%. In his second season for the Mitteldeutscher BC Weissenfels (Germany-1.Bundesliga) he played 27 games averaging 7.4ppg, 1.4rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 37.7%, 3PT: 29.0%, FT: 76.1%. He played a third season in the BBL in 2011-2012 moving to the LTi Giessen 46ers (Germany-1.Bundesliga) playing 29 games averaging 6.7ppg, 1.5rpg, 3.3apg, FGP: 37.3%, 3PT: 32.3%, FT: 85.5%.

His real basketball Europe trotting started in 2012 as in the last 5 years he played for 10 teams. In the 2012-2013 season he played for Feni Indistrija Kavadarci (FYR Macedonia-Prva Liga) playing 8 games averaging 6.5ppg, 1.6rpg, 2.4apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 47.8%, 3PT: 19.0%, FT: 94.7%. In the 2013-2014 season he joined KK Crnokosa Kosjeric (KLS) playing 13 games: Score-3 (18.1ppg), 1.9rpg, Assists-4 (4.9apg), Steals-5 (1.8spg), FGP: 56.3%, 3PT: 43.0%, FT: 75.3%, in Dec.'13 to Radnicki Kragujevac (KLS) playing Eurocup 5 games averaging 3.2ppg, 1.0rpg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 45.5%, 3PT: 14.3%, FT: 60.0%; Adriatic League playing 7 games averaging 2.9ppg, 1.0rpg, 2.1apg, 2FGP: 25.0%, 3PT: 26.7%, FT: 66.7%, in Feb.'14 moved to Szolnoki Olajbanyasz (Hungary-A Division) playing 5 EuroChallenge games averaging 3.6ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.6apg, 2FGP: 22.2%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 100.0%; Hungarian League: 17 games: 5.3ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.4apg, 2FGP: 42.4%, 3PT: 39.5%, FT: 73.9%. In the 2014-2015 season he joined BCM U Pitesti (Romania-Liga Nationala) playing 7 games averaging 8.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.7apg, 2FGP: 60.0%, 3FGP: 31.6%, FT: 83.3%, left in Nov.'14, in Dec.'14 moved to BC Timisoara (Romania-Liga Nationala) playing 18 games averaging 8.6ppg, 1.2rpg, 4.6apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 43.9%, 3PT: 28.9%, FT: 82.1%. In the 2015-2016 season he moved to Dzukija Alytus (Lithuania-LKL), in Oct.'15 signed at Metalac Farmakom Valjevo (KLS) playing in the Adriatic League playing 7 games averaging 3.0ppg, 2.0apg, left in Dec.'15, later that month moved to SCM CSU Craiova (Romania-Liga Nationala) playing 22 games averaging 10.2ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.0apg, FGP: 47.0%, 3PT: 34.6%, FT: 82.1%.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been Radivoj Korac (Serbian Cup) Semifinals -14, Hungarian League Regular Season Champion -14, Hungarian League Champion -14, Romanian Cup Winner -15, Balkan League Quarterfinals -16, Slovakian SBL -17 (Player of the Week Rd.21), Slovakian Cup Winner -17, Slovakian League Regular Season Champion -17, Slovakian League Semifinals -17, Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League 2nd Team -17, and Eurobasket.com Slovakian League All-Bosmans Team -17



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






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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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Agriniou inks Kostas Stavrou - by Chris Mammides

A.O. Agriniou (B) agreed terms with 27-year old forward Kostas Stavrou (194-90) from Evropi.
Stavrou has played previously for two other teams: Aias Evosmou and Holargos.

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Michalis Politis joins Charilaos Trikoupis Mesologiou - by Chris Mammides

Charilaos Trikoupis Mesologiou (B) agreed terms with 29-year old point guard Michalis Politis (190-88). He has played for the last three seasons at AE Larissas in the A2. In 30 games he had 10.7ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.9apg last season. B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Politis won Greek C Division (North-Group 1) championship title in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek C League Most Improved Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Greek C League 1st Team back in 2014.
Politis has played previously for five other teams: Olympiacos Volou, Niki Volou, A.G.O Rethymno Aegean, Holargos and Vonitsas.

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Al Riyadi re-sign deal with coach Vaggelis Ziagkos - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Pepsi LBL) confirmed on their bench 41-year old Greek coach Vaggelis Ziagkos. He helped them to win the league title despite they ended the regular season at the second place.
The previous (15-16) season Ziagkos coached at Panionios (B) in Greek league. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in B Division. Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek B League Coach of the Year.
Ziagkos has coached previously three other Greek teams: AEK Athens, Porfyras and Doxa Lefkadas.

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Nikolaos Lavaris is a newcomer at AO Ikaros Nea Smyrnis - by Chris Mammides

AO Ikaros Nea Smyrnis (C) strengthened their roster with addition of 32-year old forward Nikolaos Lavaris (205-85). He played last season at AE Ikaros Kallitheas in Greek C league.
Lavaris has played previously for Polis Kallitheas.

AO Ikaros Nea Smyrnis roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Giannis Grammatikos
Nikos Veliziotis
Andreas Melissourgos

Forward:
Nikolaos Lavaris

Center:
Giorgos Vouzas

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AE Ikaros Kallitheas ink Giannis Grammatikos - by Chris Mammides

AE Ikaros Kallitheas (C) signed 32-year old guard Giannis Grammatikos (191-85). The last time (14-15) he played at Papagou in Greek B league. Grammatikos missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
Grammatikos has played previously for six other teams: Ionikos Neas Filadelfeias, Amyntas, Olimpiada, Keravnos Aigio, Messinis and Polis Kallitheas.

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AE Ikaros Kallitheas add Melissourgos to their roster - by Chris Mammides

AE Ikaros Kallitheas (C) added to their roster 19-year old point guard Andreas Melissourgos (190-98). He has played for the last two seasons at Panionios in the A2. C will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Melissourgos helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in B Division.
He was a member of Greek U16 National Team in 2014.

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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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Den Bosch lands Nick Oudendag - by Eurobasket News

New Heroes Basketball Den Bosch (Eredivisie) tabbed 30-year old former international center Nick Oudendag (210-87) from Landstede Basketbal Zwolle. In 38 Eredivisie games he averaged 9.9ppg and 7.8rpg last season. He helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals after they ended regular season as second best team. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie 2nd Team, All-Star Game and All-Domestic Players Team.
The previous (2016) summer Oudendag played at Chicago in U.S. semi-pro league Eurobasket Summer League in Las Vegas 1.
He was also a member of Dutch international program for some years. Oudendag played for Dutch Senior National Team between 2009 and 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2006 and 2007.
He also represented Holland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. But his stats at that event were not that impressive as he did not score anything.
Oudendag is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium, Bosnia (Igokea), France (Vitre), Germany (ETB Wohnbau), Malta (Floriana), Spain and Holland (Den Helder, M.Magixx, Rotterdam and Almere).
Let's have closer look into Oudendag's outlook: Incredible talent. Nick has a great feel for the game. He is an aggressive rebounder and shotblocker. Offensively he displays a well balanced game being able to play with his back to the basket and being able to step out and shoot the jumper. Confident and Fearless. Coachable player with tremendous upside!.

New Heroes Basketball Den Bosch roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Maarten Bouwknecht

Forwards:
Kees Akerboom
Stefan Wessels

Centers:
Marcel Aarts
Nick Oudendag

Coach: Silvano Poropat

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Grebenar re-signs at Kaposvari - by Eurobasket News

Kaposvari KK (A Division) confirmed in their roster experienced 36-year old ex-international power forward Peter Grebenar (211-117kg-81, agency: HMS). He has played there for the last three seasons. But in 35 A Division games he recorded just 2.0ppg and 1.4rpg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Grebenar won Hungarian League championship title in 2003, 2011 and 2012. He was a member of Hungarian Senior National Team between 2000 and 2002.
Grebenar has spent his entire career in Hungary playing for three other teams: Kormend, Szolnok and PVSK Pannon.
Grebenar is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Kaposvari.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Not so stong bodybuilder. But runs the floor very well and likes fast breaks. Can hit jumper. Not so useful playing against stronger opponents.

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Sulovic re-signs at Szedeak - by Eurobasket News

Naturtex-SZTE-Szedeak Szeged (A Division) confirmed in their roster 32-year old Serbian center Nenad Sulovic (202-85, agency: BeoBasket). He played there last season. In 33 A Division games he had 14.4ppg, 7.0rpg, 3.3apg and 1.3spg. Sulovic helped them to make it to the Hungarian Cup Semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at CS Dinamo Bucuresti in Romanian Liga Nationala where in 36 games he recorded 12.3ppg, 7.8rpg, 3.6apg and 1.2spg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League Honorable Mention.
Sulovic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Austria (Vienna), Bosnia (Igokea), Bulgaria (Balkan), Poland (Swiecie), Slovakia (MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno), Serbia (OKK Beograd, KK Beovuk 72 Beograd, KK Napredak Rubin Krusevac, Mega Leks and Radnicki 1950 Kragujevac) and Romania (Otopeni).

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Sopron KC signs Uros Duvnjak - by Eurobasket News

Sopron KC (A Division) signed 31-year old Serbian shooting guard Uros Duvnjak (190-86, agency: BeoBasket) from MAFC Budapest. Duvnjak managed to play in four leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 9 A Division games in Hungary he had very impressive stats: 15.9ppg, 2.2rpg and 4.6apg. He also played that season for Apollon Patras in Greek A1 where in 8 games he recorded 4.1ppg and 1.3apg. The other team Duvnjak played that season for was Karpos Sokoli in FYR Macedonian league. In 9 ABA League games he averaged 5.2ppg. He also played 2 games in Balkan League where he got 9.5ppg, 1.5rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg. Duvnjak's team made it to the Macedonian final.
He was a member of Serbian University National Team back in 2007.
Duvnjak is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (Braunschweig), Poland (Poznan PBG Basket), Greece (PAOK Thessaloniki, Panionios, A.G.O Rethymno Aegean and Nea Kifisia) and Serbia (Vojvodina Srbijagas, Crvena Zvezda, Radnicki KG 06 and Mega Leks).
Duvnjak could be described: Uros is one of the most Promising Player in Yugoslavia. He should continue to play and develop as a playmaker. Uros is very fast, good jumper and great fighter in the court. He has great technical abilities with a great sense for the game and assists, good in shooting and penetrating, responsible in defense.

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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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Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Mark LYONS
  Hapoel T-A
  (185-PG-89)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Lyons, Hapoel T-A20.1 
 2. Wyatt, Hapoel H.18.8 
 3. Selby, Maccabi K/G17.5 
 4. Simon, Maccabi .17.2 
 5. Siggers, Galil Gilboa17.1 
 6. Holloway, Hapoel H.16.6 
 7. Bowman, Maccabi .16.1 
 8. Milbourne, Hapoel E.16.0 
 9. Hopson, Ironi N.15.9 
 10. Holloway, Galil G.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karam MASHOUR
  Bnei H.
  (198-F-91)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Mashour, Bnei H.10.1 
 2. Holloway, Galil G.10.0 
 3. Atkins, Hapoel Holon8.3 
 4. Adrien, Bnei H.7.9 
 5. Howell, Hapoel J-M7.9 
 6. Cohen, Maccabi .7.7 
 7. Carmichael, Maccabi .7.1 
 8. Griffin, Galil Gilboa7.1 
 9. Iverson, Maccabi .7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Gregory VARGAS
  Maccabi .
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Vargas, Maccabi .6.7 
 2. Henry, Hapoel Eilat6.0 
 3. Kitchen, Ironi N.5.6 
 4. Blatt, Hapoel T-A5.4 
 5. Mekel, Maccabi T-A5.0 
 6. Lyons, Hapoel T-A4.8 
 7. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .4.7 
 8. Ewing, Maccabi .4.5 
 9. Limonad, Hapoel T.4.4 
 10. Selby, Maccabi K/G4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Joaquin SHUCHMAN
  Galil G.
  (191-G-95)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Shuchman, Galil G.2.1 
 2. Long, Maccabi .2.0 
 3. Kinsey, Hapoel J-M1.9 
 4. Henry, Hapoel Eilat1.8 
 5. Vargas, Maccabi .1.8 
 6. Carter, Maccabi .1.8 
 7. Taylor, Maccabi .1.7 
 8. DiBartolomeo, Maccabi .1.7 
 9. Howell, Hapoel T-A1.7 
 10. Dennis, Bnei H.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Eric GRIFFIN
  Galil Gilboa
  (203-F-90)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Griffin, Galil Gilboa1.8 
 2. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat1.3 
 3. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.1.2 
 4. Jones, Hapoel J-M1.2 
 5. Mitchell, Maccabi .1.1 
 6. Adrien, Bnei H.1.0 
 7. McCrea, Maccabi .0.9 
 8. Kelly, Maccabi K/G0.9 
 9. Daniels, Hapoel Eilat0.9 
 10. Carter, Maccabi .0.9 


Hapoel Jerusalem celebrate Winner League title - by Eurobasket News

Hapoel J-M - Maccabi Haifa 83-76

Hapoel Jerusalem are crowned Winner League champions. They outgunned Maccabi Haifa in the Final tonight. The teams were tied at the half but Jerusalem managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. American Jerome Dyson (191-87, college: Connecticut) stepped up and scored 30 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and his fellow American import point guard Curtis Jerrells (185-87, college: Baylor) chipped in 21 points and 5 assists. At the losing side Venezuelan point guard Gregory Vargas (180-86, agency: Pro Sports) responded with 30 points and 6 assists and American-Mexican point guard Orlando Mendez-Valdez (183-86, college: W.Kentucky, agency: Pro Sports) scored 14 points.
Top scorers:
Hapoel J-M: J.Dyson 30+6reb+5ast, C.Jerrells 21+1reb+5ast, T.Kinsey 19+5reb+2ast, R.Howell 6+5reb, A.Stoudemire 6+7reb, L.Eliyahu 1+8reb+2ast
Maccabi Haifa: G.Vargas 30+4reb+6ast, O.Mendez-Valdez 14+4reb+2ast, K.Pinkney 13+4reb+1ast, W.Workman 8+8reb+1ast, J.DiBartolomeo 6+3reb+1ast, O.Blayzer 4+1reb
gschID: 548143





David Blatt to stay on with Darussafaka, won't return to Israel - by Eurobasket News

Israeli American basketball coach David Blatt will stay on as coach of the Istanbul Darussafaka Dogus team, and won't be returning to Israel to coach Maccabi Tel Aviv. According to the Ynet news site, Blatt chose to stay in Turkey after failing to reach an agreement that would enable him to terminate his contract a year early. The former NBA coach had been in talks to return to Maccabi, a team he coached from 2010-2014.
Courtesy of: timesofisrael.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 


Stats Leaders - Lega2

Points Per Game
 Dwayne DAVIS
  Jesi
  (196-F-89)
  Avg: 24.1
 1. Davis, Jesi24.1 
 2. Smith, Roseto23.6 
 3. Golden, Chieti22.7 
 4. Sims, Rieti20.2 
 5. Ferguson, Angelico.20.1 
 6. Bowers, Bondi F.20.0 
 7. Brown, Roma Virtus19.9 
 8. Harrell, Mens S.19.3 
 9. Cosey, Tortona18.8 
 10. Raffa, Roma Virtus18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mike HALL
  Angelico Biella
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Hall, Angelico Biella12.8 
 2. Reynolds, Recanati12.2 
 3. Radic, Viola RC11.4 
 4. Mosley, Legnano9.5 
 5. Mortellaro, Chieti9.5 
 6. Smith, Ravenna9.3 
 7. Easley, Eurobask.9.2 
 8. Poletti, Latina B.9.1 
 9. Perry, Treviso .9.0 
 10. Jones, Piacenza9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Yuval NAIMY
  Scafati
  (188-PG-85)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Naimy, Scafati7.5 
 2. Moreno, Bondi F.6.2 
 3. Bowers, Jesi6.1 
 4. Fantinelli, Treviso .5.8 
 5. Piazza, Agrigento5.1 
 6. Deloach, Eurobask.5.0 
 7. Zanelli, Rieti4.6 
 8. Roderick, Bondi F.4.5 
 9. Golden, Chieti4.5 
 10. Ferguson, Angelico.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Javonte GREEN
  Alma T.
  (193-G-93)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Green, Alma T.2.5 
 2. Hasbrouck, Piacenza2.0 
 3. Bowers, Jesi1.9 
 4. Brown, Roma Virtus1.9 
 5. Spissu, Virtus B.1.8 
 6. Okoye, Udine APU1.8 
 7. Fanti, Eurobask.1.8 
 8. Legion, Viola RC1.7 
 9. Crockett, Unieuro .1.7 
 10. Smith, Ravenna1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Taylor SMITH
  Ravenna
  (199-F/C-91)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Smith, Ravenna2.3 
 2. Mosley, Legnano2.1 
 3. Pellegrino, Bondi F.1.8 
 4. Reynolds, Recanati1.7 
 5. Bowers, Bondi F.1.4 
 6. Parks, Alma T.1.3 
 7. Ancellotti, Treviso .1.2 
 8. Daniels, Mantova1.1 
 9. Arledge, Latina B.1.0 
 10. Buford, Agrigento1.0 


Serie A2 Round 2 of Finals. Virtus Bologna celebrate second consecutive victory - by Eurobasket News

Virtus Bologna - Alma Trieste 82-69

Virtus Bologna overcame Alma Trieste to take 2-0 lead in the Finals. Nigerian-American point guard Michael Umeh (188-84, college: UNLV) scored 26 points to lead the charge for the winners and the former international swingman Guido Rosselli (198-83) chipped in 11 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Four Virtus Bologna players scored in double figures. American guard Javonte Green (193-93, college: Radford, agency: Duran International) responded with 30 points and 5 rebounds and forward Matteo Da-Ros (204-89) scored 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Alma Trieste's coach Eugenio Dalmasson rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Virtus Bologna: M.Umeh 26+1reb+1ast, M.Spissu 12+3reb+2ast, G.Rosselli 11+7reb+3ast, K.Lawson 11+9reb+1ast, D.Bruttini 9+1reb, S.Gentile 6+1reb+5ast
Alma Trieste: J.Green 30+5reb+1ast, D.Cavaliero 17+2ast, M.Da Ros 13+6reb+4ast, L.Baldasso 5, A.Cittadini 2+6reb+1ast, R.Prandin 2
gschID: 548012





AV Cantu tabs Randy Culpepper, ex Best Balikesir - by Eurobasket News

Acqua Vitasnella Cantu (Serie A) inked 28-year old American point guard Randy Culpepper (183-75kg-89, college: UTEP, agency: Inception Sports). He played most recently at Best Balikesir in Turkish TBL league, but left the team in Mar.'17. In 14 games he averaged 14.6ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.9apg and 1.5spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Culpepper played at Besiktas (BSL) in Turkish league where in 20 games he had 12.4ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.7apg and 1.6spg. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game and was invited to participate in the All-Star Game Slam Dunk Contest. Culpepper also played 2 games in Eurocup where he recorded 11.5ppg, 1.0rpg, 3.5apg and 1.5spg (in top 2). The other team Culpepper played shortly was Limoges CSP Elite in French ProA. In three games he got 11.0ppg, 3.0apg and 2.3spg. He also played 4 games in Euroleague where he got 9.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.0apg and 1.8spg (in top 2).
Culpepper has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements his team won Ukrainian Cup in 2013. Culpepper received also Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague 2nd Team award back in 2013.
He is a very experienced player. Culpepper has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Culpepper has played previously professionally in Lebanon (Sagesse), Russia (Krasny Oktyabr), Ukraine (Zaporizhya) and China (Jilin Tigers).
He attended Univ.of Texas at El Paso until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Melis re-signs at Sestu - by Eurobasket News

Pirates Accademia Basket Sestu (Serie B) confirmed in their roster 25-year old power forward Edoardo Melis (198-92). He played there last season. But in 19 Serie C Gold games he had just 1.8ppg.
He has played previously for two other teams: Cagliari Pirates and Cagliari Nuova.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Italian U19 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Italian U18 National Team 2017
#s#
Michele Antelli
Antelli
Tommaso Baldasso
Baldasso
Cesare Barbon
Barbon
Lorenzo Bucarelli
Bucarelli
Alberto Conti
Conti
#e#5
Michele Antelli 183-PG-98 Umana VE Italy
Tommaso Baldasso 195-PG-98 Roma Virtus Italy
Cesare Barbon 192-G/F-98 San Vendemiano Italy
Lorenzo Bucarelli 196-G/F-98 Mens Sana 1871 Italy
Alberto Conti 181-PG-98 Tortona Italy
Davide De Negri 185-G-98 Casale Italy
Nicholas Dessi 197-SF-98 Treviglio Italy
Michele Ebeling 205-PF-99 Banco di Srd Italy
Alessandro Lever 202-F/C-98 Grissin Bon RE Italy
Dario Masciarelli 197-SF-98 Mens Sana 1871 Italy
Federico Massone 185-G-98 Angelico Biella Italy
Andrea Mezzanotte 202-PF-98 Treviglio Italy
David Okeke 202-F/C-98 Auxilium TO Italy
Matteo Santucci 190-SF-98 Roma Tiber Italy
Andrea Valentini 200-C-98 Roma Tiber Italy

Massimo Galli Head Coach Chieti Italy
Fabrizio Ambrassa Assistant
Marco Ramondino Assistant Novipiu Casale Italy



Vanoli Cremona tabs coach Romeo Sacchetti - by Eurobasket News

Vanoli Cremona (Serie A) inked experienced 64-year old coach Romeo Sacchetti (agency: SPORTlab Agency) from Enel Brindisi.
The previous (15-16) season Sacchetti coached at Banco di Srd.
Among other achievements he won Italian SerieA championship title in 2015. Sacchetti received also Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Coach of the Year award back in 2012.
He was coaching Italian Senior National Team back in 2007.
Sacchetti has coached previously two other teams: Torino and Bergamo.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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





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  JAPAN  


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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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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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.).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.

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Daniel Dillon (ex Hiroshima D.) agreed terms with Kilsyth Cobras - by Eurobasket News

Kilsyth Cobras (SEABL) inked 31-year old former Australian international guard Daniel Dillon (193-86, college: Arizona, agency: Babcock Sports). He played most recently at Hiroshima Dragonflies in Japanese B League D2. In 63 games he recorded 11.9ppg, 4.0rpg and 2.6apg last season. Dillon helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in B League D2 West Division. They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese B League D2 Honorable Mention.
He played in the final of Romanian League in 2014.
Dillon was a member of Australian international program for some years. He was called to Australian Senior National Team back in 2009 and previously for University National Team in 2005.
Dillon has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Dillon has played previously professionally in Poland (PGE Turow), Australia (United, Cairns Taipans, Waverley Falcons and Sabres) and Romania (Oradea).
He attended University of Arizona until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
Dillon's game is described as: A very good defender and a skilled ballhandler with the ability to play both guard positions. Possesses great mental toughness and fits very well into an up-tempo system. Also a very good rebounder for his size, he still needs to improve his jump shot accuracy.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  LATVIA  


Latvian National Team 2017 - by Greg

Latvian National Team 2017
#s#
Janis Strelnieks
Strelnieks
Dairis Bertans
Bertans
Janis Blums
Blums
Zanis Peiners
Peiners
Ingus Jakovics
Jakovics
#e#5
Janis Strelnieks 191-PG-89 Brose Bask. Germany
Dairis Bertans 194-SG-89 Darussafaka Turkey
Janis Blums 191-SG-82 VEF Riga Latvia
Zanis Peiners 203-F/G-90 PAOK Greece
Ingus Jakovics 186-PG-93 Ventspils Latvia
Davis Lejasmeiers 192-G-91 Krosno Poland
Aigars Skele 192-F-92 Ventspils Latvia
Arturs Ausejs 192-G-90 Liepaja/Triobet Latvia
Janis Timma 201-SF-92 Baskonia Spain
Ojars Silins 203-PF-93 Telekom Bsk Germany
Kristaps Janicenoks 196-F-83 Ventspils Latvia
Rolands Smits 207-F/C-95 Fuenlabrada Spain
Janis Berzins 201-SF-93 Betaland Cdo Italy
Kristaps Porzingis 221-C/F-95 New York K. USA
Anzejs Pasecniks 216-C-95 Gran Canaria Spain
Martins Meiers 208-C-91 VEF Riga Latvia
Davis Bertans 208-F-92 San Antonio S. USA
Rolands Freimanis 208-PF-88 Usak Turkey
Kaspars Berzins 213-PF-85 Lokomotiv Russia
Andrejs Grazulis 202-C-93 Ventspils Latvia
Ilja Gromovs 208-C-94 VEF Riga Latvia
Klavs Cavars 205-C-96 Pertevniyal Turkey

Ainars Bagatskis Head Coach Maccabi T-A Israel



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  LEBANON  


Al Riyadi re-sign deal with coach Vaggelis Ziagkos - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Pepsi LBL) confirmed on their bench 41-year old Greek coach Vaggelis Ziagkos. He helped them to win the league title despite they ended the regular season at the second place.
The previous (15-16) season Ziagkos coached at Panionios (B) in Greek league. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in B Division. Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek B League Coach of the Year.
Ziagkos has coached previously three other Greek teams: AEK Athens, Porfyras and Doxa Lefkadas.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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El Ayoubi re-signs at Moutahed - by Eurobasket News

Al Moutahed Tripoli (Pepsi LBL) confirmed in their roster 26-year old international swingman Omar El Ayoubi (196-88kg-91). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 27 Pepsi LBL games he had 3.2ppg and 2.2rpg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others El Ayoubi's team made it to the League Semifinals in 2014 and 2016.
He also represented Lebanon at the West Asia Basketball Championships in Amman (Jordan) last year.
El Ayoubi has played previously for Byblos.

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  LITHUANIA  


Vasilije Micic (ex Tofas) to sign with Zalgiris - by Eurobasket News

B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (LKL) is close to land 23-year old Serbian international point guard Vasilije Micic (196-94, agency: BeoBasket) who played last time at Tofas Bursa in Turkey. In 24 TBL games he averaged 13.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.9apg and 1.4spg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game 3-Point Shootout.
The previous (15-16) season Micic played at Crvena Zvezda in Serbian KLS. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 12 KLS games he had 5.0ppg, 1.5rpg, 2.6apg and 1.3spg. Micic contributed to his team winning the Serbian League title (twice) (also twice). Micic also played 17 games in Euroleague where he recorded 5.5ppg, 1.8rpg and 3.6apg (top 5). He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. Micic also played 14 games in ABA League where he got 4.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 4.1apg. The other team Micic played shortly was Bayern Muenchen in German BBL. In four games he got just 2.5ppg and 2.3apg. He also played 4 games in Euroleague, but he got only 0.5ppg.
Three years ago Micic was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) in second round (52nd overall).
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-World Championships U19 1st Team award back in 2013.
Micic has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2013 and previously for U19 National Team in 2013.
Micic represented Serbia at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 11 games: 4.4ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.3apg.
Micic has played previously professionally in Italy and Serbia (Mega Leks).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  MADAGASCAR  


ASCB Boeny keep the perfect record in 2017 season - by Eurobasket News

ASCB Boeny keep the perfect record in 2017 season as they celebrated the 5th straight win. In the latest game they overcame GNBC 88-61. The favorites dominated the majority of the game including a 35-10 surge in the third period. ELLY RANDRIAMAPIONONA top-scored for the winners with 23 points, while Livio Ratianarivo and MONJA FARALAHY had 15 each. Constant Mandimbison ended up with 16 points in a loss.


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  MALAYSIA  


Ting's Turn to Erupt: Malaysia Wins Second Straight Game Against Chung Chou University - by Eurobasket News

'He told me to take the baskets whenever I have open shots.' Chun Hong Ting (193-C-96) said about his coach's advice in this game. The advice turned out to be beneficial for both Ting and the team, as he exploded for a team-high 21 points and 6 three-point shots. Ting had a poor shooting night in the previous game when he missed all six long range shots, but was more on target today. It was clear early on that it was going to be a special game for Ting. After being substituted in at the 4 minute mark of the first quarter, Ting rained in three straight three-point shots in the span of less than two minutes. The first quarter ended with Malaysia in the lead 26-21. Aside from Ting's contribution, fellow young prospect Yi Hou Wong (196-F-96) also poured in 7 points highlighted by a two-handed slam dunk that brought the crowd to life. Malaysia controlled the flow of the game, but Chung Chou University was able to stay close with the sharpshooting of Yu-Cheng Du. Du continued to be a problem for Malaysia halfway in the second quarter when his three straight triples ignited a 15-2 run. Malaysia was able to spark an 8-0 run to end the half but their turnover problem's coupled with Chung Chou's sharpshooting had them trailing 43-45. Both teams opened up the third quarter trading three-point shots, but kept each other scoreless for the next three minutes before Yi Hou Wong hit his second straight three pointer. With only a few second left in the third quarter, Kok Hou Teo (177-PG-94) broke down the Chung Chou's pressure defense and kicked out to a lurking Tian Yuan Kuek (201-C-91) for a corner three right before the buzzer giving Malaysia a 70-61 lead. Chong Chou started the fourth quarter with a 5-0 run, but they couldn't keep up with Malaysia as the lead grew up to 16 points with less than 3 minutes left in the game. The home team keep their cool and made their free-throws to close out the game with a 98-88 win. Turnovers were a problem for Malaysia and the 28 times they coughed up the ball made the game closer than. They made it up with their tall lineup, who collected 59 rebounds which was more than twice the number that Chung Chou was able to grab. Though Chun Hong Ting's three-point shooting was something that ABL fans might not be used to, he still displayed the hustle that he is known for with a game-high 4 offensive rebounds. Tian Yuan Kuek paled in comparison, especially with yesterday's game still on everyone's mind, but still contributed an all-around game of 15 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists. Chee Li Wei threw in a vintage double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds. Malaysia are now 2-0 and will be going up against the ACBA Dragons (Australia) tomorrow. The ACBA Dragons are also 2-0 and this game will determine the 1st and 2nd place of the first round. Both teams will play each other once again on Saturday, June 17, to determine the champions of the MABA International Basketball Invitational 2017.
Courtesy of: aseanbasketballleague.com




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  MALI  


Diarra re-signs at Antibes - by Eurobasket News

Sharks Antibes (ProA) confirmed in their roster 24-year old naturalized Malian power forward Nianta Diarra (205-93, agency: Two Points). He played there last season. In 34 ProA games he had just 2.8ppg and 3.0rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Diarra played at Souffelweyersheim (ProB) where in 34 games he recorded 6.9ppg and 5.5rpg.
He helped his team to make it to the Cup Semifinals in 2014.
Diarra has played previously for two other teams: Hyeres-Toulon and STB Le Havre.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  MONTENEGRO  


Nemanja Vranjes joins Mornar Bar - by Darko Pekic

According to Eurobasket.com sources KK Mornar Basket Bar (Erste Liga) agreed terms with a member of Montenegrin national team. They strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old international guard Nemanja Vranjes (187-88) who is expected to sign the contract by end of the week. He played most recently at Buducnost (Erste Liga). Vranjes managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 8 Eurocup games he recorded 3.6ppg. He also played 18 games in ABA League where he averaged 5.7ppg. And finally Vranjes contributed to 7 games in Erste Liga where he had 3.3ppg and 1.6rpg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice).
The previous (15-16) season Vranjes played at Sutjeska. In 23 ABA League games he got 14.7ppg, 5.8rpg, 2.9apg and 1.7spg.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League Honorable Mention award in 2016.
Vranjes has been also a member of Montenegrin international program for some years. He has regularly played for Montenegrin senior team since 2015 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2008.
Vranjes also represented Montenegro at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 6.0ppg, 1.0rpg, 2.0apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 66.7%, 3PT: 26.1%.
Vranjes is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bosnia (Borac Banja Luka and KK HEO Bileca), Greece (Pagrati), Montenegro (Ibon Niksic and Danilovgrad) and FYR Macedonia (Kumanovo).

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Nikolic may be back at Buducnost - by Eurobasket News

KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica (Erste Liga) is close to sign 24-year old Montenegrin international power forward Danilo Nikolic (206-93, agency: BeoBasket) who played last time at RETAbet Bilbao Basket in Spain. It will actually be his comeback to Podgorica as he has played here before. In 24 Liga Endesa games he had just 2.5ppg and 1.7rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Nikolic played at Mega Leks in Serbian KLS where in 13 games he recorded 12.6ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.6apg and 1.2spg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Honorable Mention. Nikolic also played 30 games in ABA League where he averaged 10.6ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.2spg.
Nikolic has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He played in the final of Adriatic League in 2016.
Nikolic has been also a member of Montenegrin international program for some years. He has regularly played for Montenegrin senior team since 2016 and previously for U21 National Team in 2012.
Nikolic represented Montenegro at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 3.8ppg, 2.4rpg.
Nikolic has played previously for four other Montenegro teams: Lovcen, Gorstak, Buducnost II Podgorica and KK Podgorica.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  NBA  


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



Nets Hire Travon Bryant As Assistant Player Development Coach - by Eurobasket News

The Brooklyn Nets have named Travon Bryant as an assistant player development coach on Kenny Atkinson 's staff. Bryant joins the Nets after spending the last two seasons as an assistant coach for the NBA Development League's Oklahoma City Blue. The Long Beach, Calif., native played collegiately at the University of Missouri (2000-04) before embarking on an 11-year pro career overseas, most recently with Japan's Akita Northern Happinets in 2015. Bryant also played in Greece, Italy, Germany, Ukraine and France during his time abroad.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



Paul George Expects To Remain With Pacers Next Season - by Eurobasket News

Paul George (6'9''-G/F-90, college: Fresno St.) expects to remain with the Indiana Pacers through the 17-18 season and not be traded. George can be a free agent in 2018. "I'm under contract as a Pacer. That's all that needs to really be known. I'm here," said George. "I'm a Pacer. There's no way around that. This is my team, my group and this is where I'm at.' George hasn't spoken with LeBron James and doesn't plan to talk to him this summer either. There has been media speculation about the possibility of the Cleveland Cavaliers trading for George this offseason. "I don't talk to LeBron, we don't communicate. I look up to LeBron, obviously." George also said he and Kevin Pritchard are on the same page and that they had dinner together after his promotion this offseason. Media reports have consistently linked George to signing with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018 if he doesn't re-sign with the Pacers.
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



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  NCAA1  


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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  NEW ZEALAND  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Corey WEBSTER
  Wellingt.
  (188-G-88)
  Avg: 25.2
 1. Webster, Wellingt.25.2 
 2. Jones, Canterbury21.7 
 3. McCarron, SC Ra.21.6 
 4. Kendle, Canterbury20.6 
 5. Wesley, Wellington S.19.8 
 6. Ross, SC Rangers19.1 
 7. Delany, Nelson G.18.0 
 8. Ongwae, Taranaki.18.0 
 9. Bartlett, Taylor H.16.9 
 10. Tait, SC Rangers16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Daniel GOMIS
  Taranaki MA
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 10
 1. Gomis, Taranaki MA10.0 
 2. Williams, Taylor H.9.9 
 3. Pledger, Southlan.9.9 
 4. Kay, Southland S.9.3 
 5. Jones, Canterbury8.8 
 6. Wesley, Wellington S.8.2 
 7. Dempster, Nelson G.8.1 
 8. Henry, Wellington S.7.6 
 9. Egwu, SC Rangers7.6 
 10. Duinker, Wellingt.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jarrod KENNY
  Taylor H.
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Kenny, Taylor H.7.9 
 2. Ili, Wellington S.6.6 
 3. Tait, SC Rangers5.8 
 4. Norton, Southlan.5.5 
 5. Boucher, SC Rangers5.5 
 6. Kendle, Canterbury5.4 
 7. Webster, Wellingt.5.2 
 8. Adnam, Nelson G.4.6 
 9. ORiley, Taranaki.4.6 
 10. Bartlett, Taylor H.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Dillon BOUCHER
  SC Rangers
  (196-F-75)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Boucher, SC Rangers2.4 
 2. Ili, Wellington S.2.3 
 3. Webster, Wellingt.1.8 
 4. Ongwae, Taranaki.1.8 
 5. McCarron, SC Ra.1.7 
 6. Whippy, Canterbury1.7 
 7. Ross, SC Rangers1.5 
 8. ORiley, Taranaki.1.4 
 9. Dempster, Nelson G.1.3 
 10. Wesley, Wellington S.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Southlan.
  (215-C-87)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Pledger, Southlan.1.7 
 2. Williams, Taylor H.1.6 
 3. Egwu, SC Rangers1.5 
 4. Gomis, Taranaki MA1.3 
 5. Wesley, Wellington S.0.9 
 6. Washington, Nelson G.0.9 
 7. Grim, Nelson G.0.8 
 8. Jones, Canterbury0.6 
 9. Henry, Wellington S.0.6 
 10. Boucher, SC Rangers0.6 


NBL Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Southland and Wellington enter Grand Final - by Eurobasket News

Southland S. - SC Rangers 106-67

Southland Sharks cruised past SC Rangers to advance into Grand Final. The game was mostly controlled by Sharks. Rangers managed to win fourth quarter 26-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Sharks dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Rangers' 38. They outrebounded Rangers 47-35 including 32 on the defensive glass. Sharks looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international center Alex Pledger (215-87, college: Belm.Abbey) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds. Australian power forward Nick Kay (206-92, college: Metro St.) contributed with 11 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Five Sharks players scored in double figures. Australian guard Mitchell McCarron (191-92, college: Metro St.) answered with 14 points and the former international forward Dillon Boucher (196-75) added 6 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Rangers. 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:
Southland S.: A.Pledger 24+12reb+3ast, R.Te Rangi 19+1reb+5ast, H.Allen 13+2reb+4ast, J.Hunter 11+11reb, N.Kay 11+7reb+8ast, L.Aston 9+1reb
SC Rangers: M.McCarron 14+4reb+2ast, E.Ross 10+3reb+2ast, N.Egwu 9+7reb+1ast, L.Tait 8+3reb+1ast, B.Ruscoe 8+1reb+1ast, D.Boucher 6+8reb+6ast
gschID: 548066


Wellington S. - Canterbury 94-73

Wellington Saints made their way into the Grand Final after they cruised past Canterbury Rams in the semifinal clash today. It looked good early as Rams took a 11-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Saints took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 21 points. They dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Rams' 22. Saints forced 19 Rams turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. American-Fijian forward Tai Wesley (201-86, college: Utah St., agency: MKP Management) stepped up and scored 36 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds for the winners and international guard Shea Ili (184-92) chipped in 18 points and 5 assists. Four Saints players scored in double figures. At the losing side American guard McKenzie Moore (198-92, college: UTEP, agency: Two Points) responded with 21 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists and the other American import guard Jeremy Kendle (186-88, college: Bellarmine) scored 25 points and 8 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Wellington S.: T.Wesley 36+9reb+2ast, S.Ili 18+4reb+5ast, C.Webster 12+6reb+9ast, J.Duinker 11+7reb, B.Anthony 8+2reb, J.Ngatai 7+2reb+2ast
Canterbury: J.Kendle 25+8reb+1ast, M.Moore 21+9reb+6ast, M.Jones 10+5reb+1ast, E.Rusbatch 7+3reb+2ast, G.Dawson 4+5reb+1ast, M.Alipate 3
gschID: 548065





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  NIGERIA  


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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  PHILIPPINES  

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.28.5 
 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. Smith, TNT K.21.1 
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. Smith, TNT K.13.3 
 9. Taggart, Rain o.11.9 
 10. Brownlee, B.Gin.11.2 
Assists Per Game
 Chris ROSS
  SM Beermen
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Ross, SM Beermen7.9 
 2. Castro-W., TNT K.6.1 
 3. Romeo, Globalport5.5 
 4. Smith, Blackwater5.1 
 5. Cabagnot, SM Be.5.1 
 6. Wright, Phoenix4.8 
 7. Brownlee, B.Gin.4.7 
 8. Newsome, Meralco .4.6 
 9. Enciso, Alaska Aces4.5 
 10. Tenorio, B.Ginebra4.5 
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.1.9 
 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. Rhodes, SM Beermen1.2 
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.Ginebra2.4 
 4. Brownlee, B.Gin.2.1 
 5. McKay, Phoenix2.1 
 6. Stepheson, Meralco .1.8 
 7. Jefferson, Alaska A.1.8 
 8. Rhodes, SM Beermen1.7 
 9. Chism, NLEX R.1.5 
 10. Taggart, Rain o.1.5 


Ginebra starves off elimination, pounds TNT in Game 3 - by Aris Ignacio

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel will fight for another day as the Gin Kings cruised past TNT KaTropa, 125-101, in their Philippine Basketball Association's (PBA) Commissioner's Cup semifinal matchup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last June 15 (Manila time).

Ginebra relyed on a strong start with TNT playing all Filipino due to the absence of Texter's import Joshua Smith (208-C-92, college: Georgetown), who went to the bench midway in ther second quarter because of a foot injury.

Former Ginebra playing-coach Sonny Jaworski was in attendance to provide inspiration and support for the beliguered Kings.

Justin Brownlee (197-F-88, college: St.John's) led the Gin Kings attack with 31 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, four blocks and two steals in 10-of-17 shooting from the field as Ginebra trimmed the series deficit to two games to one.

Guard Scottie Thompson and forward Japeth Aguilar (206-C-85, college: W.Kentucky) added 17 and 15 markers respectively.

TNT was paced by RR Garcia (180-F-90) with 16 points and Mo Tautuaa (200-C-89, college: Chadron St.) added 15 points and five boards in 25 minutes as the only bright spots for the Texters.

The scores:

Ginebra (125) - Brownlee 31, Thompson 17, Aguilar 15, Mercado 12, Devance 10, Ellis 9, Cruz 9, Tenorio 8, Ferrer 5, Mariano 5, Taha 2, Jamito 2, Helterbrand 0, Caguioa 0.

TNT (101) - Garcia 16, Tautuaa 15, Carey 11, Reyes 9, Rosario 8, Castro 7, Rosales 7, Hernandez 6, Nuyles 6, Smith 4, Pogoy 4, Semerad 3, De Ocampo 3, Golla 0, Tamsi 0.

Quarterscores: 34-28, 61-47, 96-74, 125-101.

Aris Ignacio is from the Philippines and has always been a big fan of Philippine basketball. Aris' follows the Philippine Basketball Association since the late 80's and has learned the history and personalities of the PBA. He also has interest with other basketball tournaments in the Philippines and beyond most specifically college basketball (UAAP, NCAA), the Asian Basketball League (ABL), FIBA Asia and World Cup tournaments. Follow Aris Ignacio on Twitter at aris_ignacio.



Philippines Adds International Flavor To National Pool - by Ariel Ian Clarito

Fresh from winning the South East Asia Basketball Association (SEABA) Championship to gain the region's sole spot for the FIBA 2019 World Cup Asian qualifier, Gilas Pilipinas looks to continue strengthening the national pool as it prepares for a number of tournaments for 2017.

The Gilas pool already has 27 players in the pool, including NBA veteran and naturalized player Andray Blatche (211-F/C-86) of the Xinjiang Flying Tigers. The pool has been divided into the cadets made up of 12 rookies in the local pro league, the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), and the PBA veterans. Gilas Coach Vincent Reyes revealed that the plan is to have the cadets join the prestigious William Jones Cup in Taiwan this July as part of the preparation for the Philippines' defense of its gold medal in the South East Asian (SEA) Games scheduled on August in Malaysia. The regular Men's team which won the SEABA will be deployed to represent the country in the FIBA Asia Cup also scheduled on August and the FIBA World Cup qualifier which will start the home-and-away format on November.

Coach Joshua Reyes has recently announced 4 new additions to the Gilas pool, all of whom have had international playing experience. First on the list is 6'5 forward Raymar Jose who spent last season playing for the Taiwanese team Kaohsiung Truth in the Asean Basketball League (ABL). Another notable call-up is 6'0 guard Kiefer Ravena, the former collegiate star who first started playing as an 18 year old for the Philippine Men's Team in the 2011 SEA Games. Ravena was a developmental player for the Texas Legend in the 2016-17 season of NBA D-League. The youngest member of the Gilas pool will be teen sensation Kobe Paras (198-F/C-97). The 6'7 19 year old was a 3-start high school recruit for NCAA Division 1 team Creighton University Blue Jays this previous season. He will be redshirting this school year after announcing his transfer to another NCAA Division 1 school, the Cal State Northridge Matadors. The most curious addition has been Christian Standhardinger (206-F-89, college: Hawaii), a 6'8 Filipino-German who currently plays for SC Rast Vechta in the Bundesliga. Standhardinger played US NCAA basketball for University of Nebraska and University of Hawaii. He has also suited up for the German Under-18 National Team.

Gilas Pilipinas has recently been working to recruit 6'10 American Greg Smith, a former NBA player, who recently played as an import in the PBA. In case Smith's Filipino naturalization pushes through, he will serve as the Gilas naturalized player in cases when Andray Blatche may be unavailable for national team duties. With a healthy balance between youth and experience in the recently expanded national pool, Coach Joshua Reyes hopes Gilas Pilipinas will maintain its dominance in South East Asia and further improve its standing in the Asia Oceania region where it has consistently been one of the top teams.



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



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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

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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.

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Polpharma inks Szymon Rduch - by Eurobasket News

Polpharma Starogard Gdanski (PLK) agreed terms with 28-year old small forward Szymon Rduch (196-89, agency: Promotex) from Miasto Szkla Krosno. In 31 PLK games he had 4.7ppg and 1.8rpg last season. Rduch's team made it to the Polish Final Four.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was 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.

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Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Devin EBANKS
  San German
  (206-F-89)
  Avg: 21
 1. Ebanks, San German21.0 
 2. Harris, Ponce20.9 
 3. Liz, Ponce20.6 
 4. Wilkins, Guayama20.2 
 5. Huertas, Arecibo18.5 
 6. Costner, Humacao18.4 
 7. Rosario, Quebradillas18.4 
 8. Warrick, Ponce17.8 
 9. Laury, Mayaguez17.1 
 10. Arroyo, Fajardo16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eric DAWSON
  Ponce
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Dawson, Ponce10.5 
 2. Akindele, Bayamon10.2 
 3. Laury, Mayaguez9.8 
 4. Famous, Humacao9.1 
 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. Abreu, Aguada6.5 
 4. Fitch, Quebradillas6.4 
 5. Guzman, Humacao6.0 
 6. Smith, Quebradillas5.7 
 7. Soto, Bayamon5.5 
 8. Clemente, Arecibo4.9 
 9. Torres, Ponce4.8 
 10. Garcia, Quebradillas4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Mike HARRIS
  Ponce
  (198-SF-83)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Harris, Ponce1.7 
 2. Liz, Ponce1.7 
 3. Wilkins, Guayama1.5 
 4. Behanan, Arecibo1.4 
 5. Browne, San German1.4 
 6. Cintron-C., Humac.1.3 
 7. James, Fajardo1.3 
 8. Abreu, Aguada1.3 
 9. Collier, Mayaguez1.3 
 10. Fitch, Quebradillas1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Fajardo
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. James, Fajardo2.6 
 2. Penn, Guayama2.1 
 3. Diaz, Quebradillas1.7 
 4. Franklin, San G.1.2 
 5. Lalanne, Arecibo1.1 
 6. Akindele, Bayamon1.1 
 7. Hernandez, Quebradi.1.0 
 8. Orozco, Humacao1.0 
 9. Gaston, Aguada0.9 
 10. Collier, Mayaguez0.8 


BSN Round 33: Santeros keep a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

The games at this stage are more interesting as they can be crucial for the final standings in Regular Season. Despite we already know who is stronger and who is weaker, there may be still last minute surprises and upsets.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Santeros as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Santeros defeated 5th ranked Leones in Coamo 91-85. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Leones. Leones trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 23-16 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 85-91 at the end of the game. They outrebounded Leones 44-23 including a 16-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Santeros looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. It was a good game for international Chris Gaston (201-89, college: Fordham) who led his team to a victory with 26 points and 9 rebounds. Naturalized American forward Jose Guitian (207-87, college: Lasell) contributed with 18 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Dominican Victor Liz (193-86, agency: Basket Management Solutions) answered with 25 points for Leones. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Leones at the other side dropped to the fourth place with 14 games lost. Leones will play next round against Atleticos trying to get back on the winning streak. Santeros will try to continue on its current victory against tenth ranked Caciques in Humacao.
Important game to mention about took place in Quebradillas. Seventh ranked Capitanes (14-14) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 4th placed Piratas (18-12) 80-77 on Thursday evening. American forward Coty Clarke (201-92, college: Arkansas, agency: BeoBasket) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners and Davon Jefferson chipped in 14 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was the former international Javier Mojica (190-84, college: Cent.Conn.St., agency: Paris Global Sports) with 19 points and 6 assists. Capitanes have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion moved-up to sixth place. Piratas at the other side dropped to the third position with 12 games lost. Capitanes will play against Indios (#8) in Mayaguez in the next round. Piratas will have a break next round.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked Fajardo (18-10) against seventh ranked Vaqueros (13-18) on Wednesday night. Host Fajardo was defeated by Vaqueros in 96-84. Jeleel Akindele nailed a double-double by scoring 14 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks for the winning side. Miguel-Ali Berdiel came up with 9 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists for Fajardo in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Vaqueros maintains seventh place with 13-18 record. Loser Fajardo keeps the second position with ten games lost. Vaqueros will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Fajardo will play against Brujos and hope to secure a win.

In the last game of round 33 Mayaguez beat Humacao on the road 85-79.

Quebradillas - Arecibo 77-80

Important game to mention about took place in Quebradillas. Seventh ranked Capitanes (14-14) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 4th placed Piratas (18-12) 80-77 on Thursday evening. The guests were already 19 points ahead at halftime and as many as 21 after three quarters before a 30-12 last quarter charge of Piratas cut the lead to 80-77 at the end of the game. Capitanes players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. American forward Coty Clarke (201-92, college: Arkansas, agency: BeoBasket) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners and his fellow American import forward Davon Jefferson (204-86, college: USC) chipped in 14 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Capitanes players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was the former international Javier Mojica (190-84, college: Cent.Conn.St., agency: Paris Global Sports) with 19 points and 6 assists and the former international center Jorge-Bryan Diaz (210-89, college: Nebraska) scored 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Capitanes have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion moved-up to sixth place. Piratas at the other side dropped to the third position with 12 games lost. Capitanes will play against Indios (#8) in Mayaguez in the next round. Piratas will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Quebradillas: J.Mojica 19+2reb+6ast, J.Bryan Diaz 18+7reb+1ast, M.Rosario 15+3reb+2ast, A.Carmona 9+7reb, C.Hammonds 8+1reb+4ast, D.Smith 6+10reb+4ast
Arecibo: W.Hodge 21+4reb+1ast, D.Huertas 21+5ast, D.Jefferson 14+11reb+4ast, C.Clarke 11+14reb+7ast, A.Alamo 6+6reb, D.Clemente 5+2reb+5ast
gschID: 540207


Aguada - Ponce 91-85

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Santeros as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Santeros defeated 5th ranked Leones in Coamo 91-85. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Leones. Leones trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 23-16 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 85-91 at the end of the game. They outrebounded Leones 44-23 including a 16-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Santeros looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. It was a good game for international Chris Gaston (201-89, college: Fordham) who led his team to a victory with 26 points and 9 rebounds. Naturalized American forward Jose Guitian (207-87, college: Lasell) contributed with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Dominican Victor Liz (193-86, agency: Basket Management Solutions) answered with 25 points and American Mike Harris (198-83, college: Rice) added 22 points and 4 assists in the effort for Leones. Four Leones players scored in double figures. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Leones at the other side dropped to the fourth place with 14 games lost. Leones will play next round against Atleticos trying to get back on the winning streak. Santeros will try to continue on its current victory against tenth ranked Caciques in Humacao.
Top scorers:
Ponce: V.Liz 25+1reb+3ast, M.Harris 22+3reb+4ast, E.Dawson 12+10reb+5ast, A.Daniel Vassallo 10+1reb+7ast, C.Emory 9+4reb+3ast, A.Torres 5
Aguada: C.Gaston 26+9reb+3ast, O.Samhan 22+8reb+1ast, J.Guitian 18+11reb+2ast, A.Abreu 9+2reb+10ast, F.Jonathan Han 5+7reb+4ast, J.Matos 4+1reb
gschID: 540208


Humacao - Mayaguez 79-85

The game between closely ranked teams ended with tenth ranked Indios' (11-17) road victory over 11th ranked Caciques (9-19) in Humacao 85-79 on Thursday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Caciques won third quarter 23-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Strangely Caciques outrebounded Indios 49-32 including 37 on the defensive glass. American forward David Laury (206-90, college: Iona) nailed a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side and his fellow American import Tony Mitchell (198-89, college: Alabama) accounted for 18 points. Four Indios players scored in double figures. International forward William Orozco (201-85, agency: Paris Global Sports) came up with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds and the former international center Peter Ramos (222-85) added 13 points and 10 rebounds respectively for Caciques in the defeat. Caciques' coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Indios moved-up to eighth place. Caciques lost sixth consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with 19 games lost. Indios will meet at home higher ranked Capitanes (#6) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Caciques will play against the league's leader Santeros (#1) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Humacao: W.Orozco 17+11reb+3ast, A.Guzman 14+3reb+6ast, P.Ramos 13+10reb+1ast, R.Cintron Cortes 9+2reb+4ast, J.Famous 8+12reb+1ast, Y.Perez 7+2reb
Mayaguez: T.Mitchell 18+3reb+2ast, D.Laury 16+10reb+1ast, C.Duran 11+3reb+7ast, J.Rodriguez 10+4reb, D.Collier 9+8reb+3ast, R.Suarez 9+3ast
gschID: 540206


Fajardo - Bayamon 84-96

Very important is a home loss of second ranked Fajardo (18-10) against seventh ranked Vaqueros (13-18) on Wednesday night. Host Fajardo was defeated by Vaqueros in 96-84. The game was mostly controlled by Vaqueros. Fajardo managed to win fourth quarter 36-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Fajardo to just 5 points in first quarter. Vaqueros looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Nigerian center Jeleel Akindele (216-83, college: Chicago St., agency: BeoBasket) nailed a double-double by scoring 14 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks for the winning side and international Alexander Galindo (200-85, college: FIU) accounted for 15 points and 6 rebounds. The former international guard Miguel-Ali Berdiel (198-83, college: Valparaiso) came up with 9 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists and the former international Elias Ayuso (190-77, college: USC, agency: Paris Global Sports) added 16 points respectively for Fajardo in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Vaqueros maintains seventh place with 13-18 record. Loser Fajardo keeps the second position with ten games lost. Vaqueros will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Fajardo will play against Brujos and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Fajardo: E.Ayuso 16+3reb+1ast, N.Peavy 14+4reb+1ast, R.Melendez 11+1reb, L.Villafane 10+3reb+2ast, M.Ali Berdiel 9+6reb+9ast, X.Zambrana 7+1reb
Bayamon: A.Galindo 15+6reb+1ast, J.Akindele 14+12reb+5ast, I.Romero 13+1reb+1ast, C.Dalmau 11+5ast, J.Pellot-Rosa 10+3reb+1ast, J.Villegas 9+2reb+3ast
gschID: 540205





Jefferson is back at Arecibo, ex Gaziantep - by Eurobasket News

Capitanes de Arecibo (BSN) signed 31-year old American forward Davon Jefferson (204-99kg-86, college: USC). It is actually his comeback to Capitanes as he has played here before. Jefferson played last season at Gaziantep Basketbol in Turkish BSL league. In 27 games he had very impressive stats: 18.0ppg, 9.1rpg, 1.8apg and 1.1spg. Great season as he was named to Turkish League All-Star Game. Jefferson's team won InterContinental Cup.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Asia-Basket.com All-Korean KBL 2nd Team in 2015.
Jefferson is quite experienced player. He has played in seven different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Jefferson has played previously professionally in China (Guangzhou Liu Sui), France (ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket), Israel (Maccabi Haifa), Korea (LG Sakers), Russia (Enisey, Zenit and Krasny Oktyabr), Venezuela (Guaros) and United Arab Emirates (Al Shabab).
He attended University of Southern California until 2008 and it will be his tenth season as a professional player.
Jefferson could be described: A versatile offensive player who is just as comfortable from the perimeter as he is posting up down low.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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)



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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)

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CSKA Moscow to add Westermann to their roster - by Eurobasket News

CSKA Moscow (VTB) have reportedly agreed on terms of contract with 25-year old French international guard Leo Westermann (197-86kg-92, agency: BeoBasket). He played last season at Zalgiris in Lithuanian LKL league. In 42 games he had 6.7ppg, 2.8rpg and 3.9apg. Westermann helped them to win the league title and the cup. Westermann also played 30 games in Euroleague where he recorded 8.2ppg, 3.2rpg and 5.5apg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Limoges CSP Elite in French ProA. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Westermann was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 33 ProA games he averaged 9.6ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.6apg and 1.2spg. He also played 10 games in Euroleague where he got 10.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.3apg and 1.1spg. Westermann also played 8 games in Eurocup where he got 8.4ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.1apg and 1.3spg.
He was selected to French ProA All-Star Game in 2015.
Westermann was also a member of French international program for some years. He played for French Senior National Team between 2013 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Westermann also represented France at the European Championships two years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 7 games: 2.7ppg, 1.0apg.
Westermann has played also professionally in Serbia (Partizan), Spain (FC Barcelona) and France (ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket and CFBB).
On Westermann: Excellent basketball IQ and maturity as a floor general make him a very promising, tall bodied PG. Sees the court very well, has great patience offensively and goos shot selection, trying to keep any teammate involved. Great upside, even at NBA level.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Voronov leaves Unics - by Eurobasket News

31-year old former international shooting guard Evgeny Voronov (192-95kg-86) left Unics Kazan (VTB). In 23 Euroleague games he averaged just 3.0ppg and 1.3rpg. He played there also last season. Voronov also played 22 games in VTB United League where he had 5.5ppg and 1.7rpg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to VTB United League All-Star Game.
The previous (15-16) season Voronov played at Lokomotiv. In 29 Euroleague games he recorded 4.7ppg and 1.4rpg. He helped them to make it to the Euroleague Final Four. Voronov also played 33 games in VTB United League where he got 4.6ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.7apg and 1.0spg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Voronov's team made it to the VTB United League Semifinals in 2015.
He was also a member of Russian international program for some years. Voronov played for Russian Senior National Team between 2010 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
He also represented Russia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 5.8ppg, 4.0rpg, FGP: 35.0%, 3PT: 22.2%, FT: 50.0%.
Voronov has played previously for seven other teams: CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Moscow, Krasnie Krilya, Lokomotiv Mineralnye Vody, Dynamo St.Petersburg, Lokomotiv Rostov U23 and Lokomotiv Mineralnye Vody.
His game is described as: Reminds a little Russian international Sergei Babkov. a solid SG, always looking to score, who can shoot from the distance or penetrate. expected to be one of the stars at the 2004 Junior EC, showed to be too much discontinous, and to need again some work to his fundamentals; interesting upside, however;.

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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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Unics keep Anton Ponkrashov - by Eurobasket News

Unics Kazan (VTB) re-signed 31-year old former international guard Anton Ponkrashov (200-93kg-86, agency: BeoBasket). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 10 Euroleague games he averaged 6.4ppg, 2.1rpg, 3.8apg and 1.1spg last season. Ponkrashov also played 15 games in VTB United League where he had 8.3ppg, 1.8rpg and 4.0apg.
Among other achievements he played in the final of VTB United League in 2016. Ponkrashov received also Eurobasket.com Russian PBL All-Domestic Players Team award back in 2011.
He was also a member of Russian international program for some years. Ponkrashov played for Russian Senior National Team between 2005 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
He also represented Russia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 1.8ppg, 1.0rpg, 2.6apg.
Ponkrashov has played previously for seven other teams: CSKA Moscow, Spartak St.Petersburg, Krasnie Krilya, Khimki, Lokomotiv, LenVO St.Petersburg and Khimki.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A true point guard at 6-7, with excellent court vision and ballhandling skills. Ponkrashov is left handed and has the size that NBA scouts love and has unusual skills for a 6-7 player. Despite his size, he never become the long-range shooter he was exopected to, at least, not yet. Became youngest Russian national team player in European Championships 2005. Led Russian U-20 national team to European champions U-20 title becoming leading scorer for them in the finals against Lithuania.

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Vasilije Micic (ex Tofas) to sign with Zalgiris - by Eurobasket News

B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (LKL) is close to land 23-year old Serbian international point guard Vasilije Micic (196-94, agency: BeoBasket) who played last time at Tofas Bursa in Turkey. In 24 TBL games he averaged 13.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.9apg and 1.4spg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game 3-Point Shootout.
The previous (15-16) season Micic played at Crvena Zvezda in Serbian KLS. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 12 KLS games he had 5.0ppg, 1.5rpg, 2.6apg and 1.3spg. Micic contributed to his team winning the Serbian League title (twice) (also twice). Micic also played 17 games in Euroleague where he recorded 5.5ppg, 1.8rpg and 3.6apg (top 5). He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. Micic also played 14 games in ABA League where he got 4.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 4.1apg. The other team Micic played shortly was Bayern Muenchen in German BBL. In four games he got just 2.5ppg and 2.3apg. He also played 4 games in Euroleague, but he got only 0.5ppg.
Three years ago Micic was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) in second round (52nd overall).
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-World Championships U19 1st Team award back in 2013.
Micic has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2013 and previously for U19 National Team in 2013.
Micic represented Serbia at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 11 games: 4.4ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.3apg.
Micic has played previously professionally in Italy and Serbia (Mega Leks).

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Sulovic re-signs at Szedeak - by Eurobasket News

Naturtex-SZTE-Szedeak Szeged (A Division) confirmed in their roster 32-year old Serbian center Nenad Sulovic (202-85, agency: BeoBasket). He played there last season. In 33 A Division games he had 14.4ppg, 7.0rpg, 3.3apg and 1.3spg. Sulovic helped them to make it to the Hungarian Cup Semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at CS Dinamo Bucuresti in Romanian Liga Nationala where in 36 games he recorded 12.3ppg, 7.8rpg, 3.6apg and 1.2spg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League Honorable Mention.
Sulovic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Austria (Vienna), Bosnia (Igokea), Bulgaria (Balkan), Poland (Swiecie), Slovakia (MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno), Serbia (OKK Beograd, KK Beovuk 72 Beograd, KK Napredak Rubin Krusevac, Mega Leks and Radnicki 1950 Kragujevac) and Romania (Otopeni).

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Sopron KC signs Uros Duvnjak - by Eurobasket News

Sopron KC (A Division) signed 31-year old Serbian shooting guard Uros Duvnjak (190-86, agency: BeoBasket) from MAFC Budapest. Duvnjak managed to play in four leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 9 A Division games in Hungary he had very impressive stats: 15.9ppg, 2.2rpg and 4.6apg. He also played that season for Apollon Patras in Greek A1 where in 8 games he recorded 4.1ppg and 1.3apg. The other team Duvnjak played that season for was Karpos Sokoli in FYR Macedonian league. In 9 ABA League games he averaged 5.2ppg. He also played 2 games in Balkan League where he got 9.5ppg, 1.5rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg. Duvnjak's team made it to the Macedonian final.
He was a member of Serbian University National Team back in 2007.
Duvnjak is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (Braunschweig), Poland (Poznan PBG Basket), Greece (PAOK Thessaloniki, Panionios, A.G.O Rethymno Aegean and Nea Kifisia) and Serbia (Vojvodina Srbijagas, Crvena Zvezda, Radnicki KG 06 and Mega Leks).
Duvnjak could be described: Uros is one of the most Promising Player in Yugoslavia. He should continue to play and develop as a playmaker. Uros is very fast, good jumper and great fighter in the court. He has great technical abilities with a great sense for the game and assists, good in shooting and penetrating, responsible in defense.

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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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FC Barcelona reportedly agree to two-year deal with Alfonso Alonso - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa) have reportedly hired 42-year old coach Alfonso Alonso from Baskonia. The previous (15-16) season Alonso coached at RETAbet.
Among other achievements his team won ULEB Cup in 2008. Alonso received also Spanish ACB Coach of the Year award back in 2012. He used to coach Spanish U17 National Team back in 2014.
Alonso has coached previously two other teams: Joventut and Gipuzkoa.

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Coach Jose Ramon Cuspinera signs at Zaragoza - by Eurobasket News

Tecnyconta Zaragoza (Liga Endesa) landed 47-year old coach Jose Ramon Cuspinera from Fuenlabrada.
Cuspinera won Spanish ACB championship title in 2013. He used to coach Spanish U18 National Team back in 2014.
Cuspinera has coached previously two other teams: Real Madrid and Baskonia.

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Thomas Heurtel (ex Anadolu Efes) may be added to FC Barcelona roster - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa) is reportedly close to ink 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 averaged 11.8ppg, 2.2rpg, 6.7apg and 1.0spg last season. Heurtel helped them to make it to the cup final. A very good season in his career as he was selected 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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Burjanadze re-signs at Andorra - by Eurobasket News

MoraBanc Andorra (Liga Endesa) confirmed in their roster 23-year old Georgian international power forward Beka Burjanadze (201-118kg-94). He played there last season. In 29 Liga Endesa games he had 10.3ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.2apg.
The previous (15-16) season Burjanadze played at Leyma Basquet (LEB Gold) where in 40 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.4ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.2apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Bosman Player of the Year, named to 2nd Team and named to All-Bosmans Team.
Burjanadze's team was regular season runner-up in Spanish EBA Group D in 2012.
He has been also a member of Georgian international program for some years. Burjanadze has regularly played for Georgian senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2012 and 2014.
He also represented Georgia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 6.2ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.0apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 52.2%, 3PT-2 (66.7%), FT: 77.8%.
Burjanadze has played previously for two other teams: Sevilla and Real Betis Energia Plus Sevilla 2nd team.
He could be described: Fundamentally he is very skilled player who can do it all on the court. He can put the ball on the floor... has great timing and court vision... despite of his big body his leaping ability is great and he always finishs by dunks... he is good outside shooter... very hard worker with leadership skills... in the best case scenario we should expect next Hedo Turkoglu out of him within next couple of years...

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Sito Alonso reportedly won't continue in Baskonia - by Eurobasket News

Less than one month ago, Baskonia guaranteed Alfonso Alonso 's contract for the upcoming season. But, in what might be characterized as 'turn of events', it seems that the two sides won't move forward together. According to EL MUNDO, Baskonia informed Alfonso Alonso that he won't be head coach next season. So far the decision has only been announced to him verbally but a written confirmation is expected soon. The contract that Alfonso Alonso signed last summer when he joined the Basques was for a '1+1' duration and the option for 2017/2018 was activated shortly after they advanced to the Spanish League semifinals. Baskonia was then eliminated by Valencia (currently leading in the Finals 2-1 vs Real Madrid) despite owning the home court advantage. As EL Mundo reports, while Alfonso Alonso reached some targets set by the management when they agreed to a deal, there have been some key differences between the two sides throughout the season. The failure to reach the Finals was just the last straw that opened Alfonso Alonso the exit door. Baskonia will be looking for a new head coach and one of the candidates is team legend Pablo Prigioni.
Courtesy of: eurohoops.net



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.

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Gran Canaria keeps Baez for another season - by Eurobasket News

Herbalife Gran Canaria (Liga Endesa) re-signed experienced 35-year old Dominican forward Eulis Baez (201-100kg-82, college: W.Illinois). He has played there for the last five seasons. In 34 Liga Endesa games he recorded 8.5ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.1apg last season. Baez helped them to win the Supercup.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he received Latinbasket.com All-FIBA Americas Honorable Mention award back in 2013.
Baez represented Dominican Republic at the FIBA Americas in Caracas (Venezuela) four years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 10 games: 10.1ppg, 6.9rpg, 2.4apg, FGP: 47.1%, 3PT-3 (50.0%), FT: 69.0%.
Thanks to Baez's pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Baez has played previously professionally in Greece (Marousi), Spain (Joventut, Leon, Blancos de Rueda and Vic) and Dominican Republic (San Lazaro, Los Minas, Indios de San Francisco and Leones de Santo Domingo).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Gran Canaria.
Baez attended Western Illinois University until 2005 and it will be his 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Has a good shooting touch from 5-6 metres to the basket, and good post moves too. A very coordinated forward, capable to play the 3 and the 4 position, strong player and very good shooter with good range.

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Larsson re-signs at Norrkoping - by Eurobasket News

Norrkoping Dolphins (Basketligan) confirmed in their roster 24-year old forward Fredrik Larsson (201-93). He played there last season. In 21 Basketligan games he had 3.5ppg and 1.5rpg. Larsson helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. He also played that season for Malbas where in 15 Basketligan games he recorded 11.3ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.2apg.
Larsson's team won Swedish BasketEttan Group South Regular Season in 2015.
He was a member of Swedish University National Team in 2013.
Larsson has played previously for two other teams: Boras Basket and Eco Orebro.

Norrkoping Dolphins roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mikael Lindquist
Tim Schuberg

Forwards:
Fredrik Larsson
Abdou Medjedoub

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Norrkoping keeps Lindquist for another season - by Eurobasket News

Norrkoping Dolphins (Basketligan) re-signed experienced 34-year old former international shooting guard Mikael Lindquist (193-85kg-83). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 40 Basketligan games he recorded 12.2ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.4apg last season. Lindquist helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Basketligan 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team.
Among other achievements he played in the final of Swedish Basketligan in 2007, 2011 and 2016.
Lindquist was also a member of Swedish international program for some years. He played for Swedish Senior National Team between 2006 and 2013 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2001.
Lindquist also represented Sweden at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 five years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 4.5ppg.
Lindquist has played previously professionally also in France (Etendard de Brest) and Sweden (08 Stockholm and Sundsvall Dragons).
His game is described as: Lindquist is a pure scorer who can take over games offensively. He is a great shooter who can stretch defences with his extensive range and put the ball on the floor and attack. He is most comfortable in the SG position but can also play SF, as well as some PG when necessary. Lindquist is long and athletic and runs the floor very well. He is a solid defensive player who plays with intensity and can match up against quick guards using his length. Many coaches have used him as a defensive stopper against shooters and scores. With years of senior national team experience for Sweden and success in European Cups (including several 20+ scoring games), Lindquist is in the prime of his professional career.

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Medjedoub re-signs at Norrkoping - by Eurobasket News

Norrkoping Dolphins (Basketligan) confirmed in their roster 24-year old forward Abdou Medjedoub (198-93). He played there last season. In 26 Basketligan games he had 4.7ppg and 2.8rpg. Medjedoub helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at KFUM Nassjo Basket where in 33 Basketligan games he recorded just 2.9ppg and 2.2rpg.
Medjedoub has played previously for IK Eos.

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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.

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Legendary coach to Djurgarden - by Greg

Djurgarden Basket (Basketettan) has reportedly agreed terms with experienced 70-year American coach Charles Barton.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Barton coached Aris Thessaloniki (Greece-A1), Deutsche Bank Skyliners Frankfurt (Germany-1.Bundesliga), Maccabi Tel-Aviv (Israel) and Planja (Swedish Basketligan). He has also been the Head Coach for the Swedish and Danish national team. Djurg?rden (registered in 1891) is one of the oldest Swedish sports clubs with 17 different sports and a rich history. The club has mostly been famous for soccer and hockey but has now also become a strong basketball club. Next season Djurgarden plays in the newly formed national league Superettan that is played from September to April.

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Boras sign rookie Brett Bisping - by Eurobasket News

Boras Basket (Basketligan) inked American forward Brett Bisping (203-106kg, agency: Duran International). He just graduated from Siena (NCAA). Bisping has played there for the last five years. In 34 games he recorded 12.3ppg, 9.7rpg, 1.6apg and 1.2spg last season. Bisping helped them to make it to the final. A very good season in his career as he was voted to CoSIDA NCAA Division I Academic All-District 1 1st Team, MAAC All-Tournament 1st Team and All-MAAC 2nd Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Bisping's game is described as: Skilled, versatile, developing big man. Difficult matchup...Smart player...Can play inside and outside...Range beyond 3-point line.

Boras Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nimrod Hilliard_IV
Daniel Thuresson

Forwards:
Brett Bisping
John Brandmark

Coach: Henrik Svensson

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Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Awards 2017 - by Eurobasket Center

Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA 1st Team 2017
Tristan Carey
Carey
Brandon Young
Young
Marko Mladjan
Mladjan
Jordan Heath
Heath
Zoran Krstanovic
Krstanovic

Finals MVP: Brandon Young (193-G-91) of Monthey
Player of the Year: Brandon Young (193-G-91) of Monthey
Guard of the Year: Brandon Young (193-G-91) of Monthey
Forward of the Year: Marko Mladjan (205-F-93) of Geneve Lions
Center of the Year: Zoran Krstanovic (204-F/C-82) of Neuchatel
Bosman Player of the Year: Zoran Krstanovic (204-F/C-82) of Neuchatel
Import Player of the Year: Brandon Young (193-G-91) of Monthey
Domestic Player of the Year: Marko Mladjan (205-F-93) of Geneve Lions
Defensive Player of the Year: Karl Cochran (185-G-92) of Lausanne
Youth Player of the Year: Arnaud Cotture (203-PF-95) of Fribourg
Coach of the Year: Niksa Bavcevic of Monthey

1st Team
G: Tristan Carey (193-G-91) of Lugano Tigers
G: Brandon Young (193-G-91) of Monthey
F: Marko Mladjan (205-F-93) of Geneve Lions
F/C: Jordan Heath (208-F/C-91) of Monthey
F/C: Zoran Krstanovic (204-F/C-82) of Neuchatel

2nd Team
G: Chris Jones (188-G-93) of Starwings
G/F: Dusan Mladjan (198-G/F-86) of Fribourg
F: Travis Taylor (203-F-90) of Fribourg
G/F: Antonio Ballard (196-G/F-88) of Geneve Lions
F: Markel Humphrey (198-F-86) of Monthey

Honorable Mention
Arnaud Cotture (203-PF-95) of Fribourg
Mikael Maruotto (201-SF-91) of Monthey
Jules Aw (202-F/C-86) of Lugano Tigers
Terrell Everett (193-G-84) of Lugano Tigers
Derek Stockalper (196-F-84) of Lugano Tigers
Brian Savoy (189-SG-92) of Neuchatel
Durell Vinson (201-F/C-85) of Starwings
Nemanja Kovacevic (194-G-85) of Swiss Central
Anton Wilson (196-G-94) of Lausanne
Marco Lehmann (185-SG-93) of Swiss Central
Nemanja Calasan (204-C-85) of Boncourt
Jonas Bergstedt (210-C-91) of Massagno
Quinton Day (185-G-84) of Massagno
Warren Niles (196-G-89) of Massagno
Rashad Whack (6'3''-G-91) of Island S.

All-Domestic Players Team
SG: Brian Savoy (189-SG-92) of Neuchatel
G/F: Dusan Mladjan (198-G/F-86) of Fribourg
F: Marko Mladjan (205-F-93) of Geneve Lions
PF: Arnaud Cotture (203-PF-95) of Fribourg
F/C: Jonathan Dubas (204-F/C-91) of Monthey

All-Imports Team
G: Chris Jones (188-G-93) of Starwings
G: Tristan Carey (193-G-91) of Lugano Tigers
G: Brandon Young (193-G-91) of Monthey
F: Travis Taylor (203-F-90) of Fribourg
F/C: Jordan Heath (208-F/C-91) of Monthey



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  TURKEY  


David Blatt to stay on with Darussafaka, won't return to Israel - by Eurobasket News

Israeli American basketball coach David Blatt will stay on as coach of the Istanbul Darussafaka Dogus team, and won't be returning to Israel to coach Maccabi Tel Aviv. According to the Ynet news site, Blatt chose to stay in Turkey after failing to reach an agreement that would enable him to terminate his contract a year early. The former NBA coach had been in talks to return to Maccabi, a team he coached from 2010-2014.
Courtesy of: timesofisrael.com



Nusret Yildirim signs at Usak - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Muratbey Usak Sportlif Basketbol (BSL) landed 28-year old forward Nusret Yildirim (202-89). He played most recently at Acibadem in the TBL. In 44 games he averaged 7.7ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.1apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Yildirim played at Banvit. But in 30 BSL games he had just 1.9ppg and 1.7rpg. He helped them to make it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. Yildirim also played 18 games in Eurocup where he recorded only 2.6ppg and 2.4rpg.
Among other achievements he played in the final of EuroChallenge in 2015. Yildirim received also Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TB2L Honorable Mention award back in 2011.
He has played previously for six other teams: Trabzonspor, Galatasaray, Istanbulspor, Erdemir, Beykoz and Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi.

Muratbey Usak Sportlif Basketbol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tayfun Erulku
Ian Miller

Forward:
Nusret Yildirim

Center:
Damir Markota

Coach: Ozan Bulkaz

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Usak inks Damir Markota - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Muratbey Usak Sportlif Basketbol (BSL) signed 32-year old Croatian ex-international power forward Damir Markota (209-102kg-85, agency: XL Basketball Agency) from Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi. In 28 BSL games in Turkey he had 8.3ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.6apg last season.
In 2006 he was drafted by San Antonio Spurs (NBA) in second round (59th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Markota's team won Turkish President Cup in 2013. He was selected to Slovenian League All-Star Game back in 2011.
He is a dual citizen owning also Swedish passport.
Markota was also a member of Croatian international program for some years. He played for Croatian Senior National Team between 2002 and 2014 and previously for U20 National Team in 2005.
Markota represented Croatia at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 10 games: 5.0ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.0apg.
Markota is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (Brose Baskets), Lithuania (Zalgiris), Russia (Spartak St.Petersburg), Spain (RETAbet Bilbao Basket and Menorca), NBA (Milwaukee Bucks), Croatia (KK Zagreb and Cibona), Slovenia (Un.Olimpija) and D-League (Oklahoma City Blue).
Markota could be described: Above average athlete. His offensive game is extremely developed. An amazing three point touch. He can shoot from anywhere, with any kind of move. Has good vision and passes well out of the double team when in the post.
Lacks the strength to play inside and grab boards ..
.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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AV Cantu tabs Randy Culpepper, ex Best Balikesir - by Eurobasket News

Acqua Vitasnella Cantu (Serie A) inked 28-year old American point guard Randy Culpepper (183-75kg-89, college: UTEP, agency: Inception Sports). He played most recently at Best Balikesir in Turkish TBL league, but left the team in Mar.'17. In 14 games he averaged 14.6ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.9apg and 1.5spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Culpepper played at Besiktas (BSL) in Turkish league where in 20 games he had 12.4ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.7apg and 1.6spg. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game and was invited to participate in the All-Star Game Slam Dunk Contest. Culpepper also played 2 games in Eurocup where he recorded 11.5ppg, 1.0rpg, 3.5apg and 1.5spg (in top 2). The other team Culpepper played shortly was Limoges CSP Elite in French ProA. In three games he got 11.0ppg, 3.0apg and 2.3spg. He also played 4 games in Euroleague where he got 9.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.0apg and 1.8spg (in top 2).
Culpepper has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements his team won Ukrainian Cup in 2013. Culpepper received also Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague 2nd Team award back in 2013.
He is a very experienced player. Culpepper has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Culpepper has played previously professionally in Lebanon (Sagesse), Russia (Krasny Oktyabr), Ukraine (Zaporizhya) and China (Jilin Tigers).
He attended Univ.of Texas at El Paso until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jordan Hamilton (ex Bucaneros) agreed terms with Usak - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Muratbey Usak Sportlif Basketbol (BSL) inked 27-year old American swingman Jordan Hamilton (201-103kg-90, college: Texas). He played most recently at Bucaneros in Venezuelan LPB league. In 41 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.9ppg, 7.5rpg, 3.4apg and 1.3spg last season. Hamilton also spent pre-season at Guaros (also in LPB) that year. He was also tried-out by Tofas where in only one BSL game he had just 2 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists.
In 2011 Hamilton was drafted by Dallas Mavericks (NBA) in first round (26th overall). He attended University of Texas and it is his seventh season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Hamilton received USBasket.com All-NCAA D1 2nd Team award and NABC Division I All-District 8 1st Team award back in 2011 at his college time.
Hamilton has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Hamilton has played previously professionally in Russia (Krasny Oktyabr), NBA (New Orleans Pelicans, Houston Rockets, Utah Jazz, LA Clippers and Toronto Raptors) and D-League (Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Iowa Energy and Reno Bighorns).
His game is described as: (by Borko Popic for NBADraft.net in 2011)
Confident wing player with a strong frame and excellent scoring ability ... Can score in a variety of ways ... Able to use his strength and size (6'8.5" in shoes with a 6'9.5" wingspan) in the post against smaller players ... Adept at getting open without the ball ... A spot-up shooter who doesn't hesitate to fire if left open ... Shows great shooting mechanics. He is a scorer, but you can't categorize him as a shooter because he is still somewhat inconsistent, nor as a slasher because his ball handling still needs some tightening
.

Muratbey Usak Sportlif Basketbol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jordan Hamilton
Tayfun Erulku
Ian Miller

Forward:
Nusret Yildirim

Center:
Damir Markota

Coach: Ozan Bulkaz

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jefferson is back at Arecibo, ex Gaziantep - by Eurobasket News

Capitanes de Arecibo (BSN) signed 31-year old American forward Davon Jefferson (204-99kg-86, college: USC). It is actually his comeback to Capitanes as he has played here before. Jefferson played last season at Gaziantep Basketbol in Turkish BSL league. In 27 games he had very impressive stats: 18.0ppg, 9.1rpg, 1.8apg and 1.1spg. Great season as he was named to Turkish League All-Star Game. Jefferson's team won InterContinental Cup.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Asia-Basket.com All-Korean KBL 2nd Team in 2015.
Jefferson is quite experienced player. He has played in seven different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Jefferson has played previously professionally in China (Guangzhou Liu Sui), France (ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket), Israel (Maccabi Haifa), Korea (LG Sakers), Russia (Enisey, Zenit and Krasny Oktyabr), Venezuela (Guaros) and United Arab Emirates (Al Shabab).
He attended University of Southern California until 2008 and it will be his tenth season as a professional player.
Jefferson could be described: A versatile offensive player who is just as comfortable from the perimeter as he is posting up down low.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  UBA  

URBL Stats Leaders



USBasket.com All-UBA Awards 2017 - by Eurobasket Center

USBasket.com All-UBA 1st Team 2017
Daylon Guy
Guy
Jermaine Barnes
Barnes
Wesley Witherspoon
Witherspoon
Jamorris Gaines
Gaines
Will Richard
Richard

Finals MVP: Daylon Guy (6'0''-PG-92)
Player of the Year: Daylon Guy (6'0''-PG-92)
Guard of the Year: Daylon Guy (6'0''-PG-92)
Forward of the Year: Jermaine Barnes (193-G/F-83)
Center of the Year: Bijan Dotson (6'7''-F-88)
Rookie of the Year: Daylon Guy (6'0''-PG-92)
Most Improved Player: Ron Blossomgame (6'9''-C/F-89)
6-Man of the Year: Antoine Hall (6'6''-SF-89)
Defensive Player of the Year: DeAndre Bray (5'6''-G-85)
Coach of the Year: Oliver Miller

1st Team
PG: Daylon Guy (6'0''-PG-92)
G/F: Jermaine Barnes (193-G/F-83)
G/F: Wesley Witherspoon (205-G/F-90)
F: Jamorris Gaines (6'7''-F-90)
G: Will Richard (6'3''-G-84)

2nd Team
G: DeAndre Bray (5'6''-G-85)
G: Freddie Williams (6'2''-G-87)
PF: Dwayne Soders (6'6''-PF)
F: Bijan Dotson (6'7''-F-88)
G: Xavier Rogers (6'2''-G)

3rd Team
G/F: Tony Omotayo (6'5''-G/F-85)
F/C: Vernon Payne (6'8''-F/C)
PG: Marcus Burton (6'0''-PG-93)
F: A'Daeron Duncan (6'7''-F-87)
SG: Bernard Parks (6'3''-SG-90)

Honorable Mention
Jeremee Davis (6'3''-PG-90)
Glen Rice Jr. (198-G/F-91)
Jonathan Inman (6'5''-F-87)
Erron Maxey (198-F-78)
James Duffey (6'8''-F/G-84)
Dorian Purnell (6'6''-F-91)
Alden Smith (6'5''-F)
Brent Cowles (6'2''-SG-84)
Ron Blossomgame (6'9''-C/F-89)
Antoine Hall (6'6''-SF-89)
Demarrio Nelson (6'9''-F-87)

All-Defensive 1st Team
PG: Daylon Guy (6'0''-PG-92)
G: DeAndre Bray (5'6''-G-85)
PF: Dwayne Soders (6'6''-PF)
F: Danny Friend (6'6''-F-88)
F/C: Vernon Payne (6'8''-F/C)

All-Defensive 2nd Team
G: Rupert Rose (6'0''-G-88)
PG: Jeremee Davis (6'3''-PG-90)
F: Bijan Dotson (6'7''-F-88)
F: Alden Smith (6'5''-F)
F: Jamorris Gaines (6'7''-F-90)

All-Rookie Team
PG: Daylon Guy (6'0''-PG-92)
F/C: Vernon Payne (6'8''-F/C)
PG: Marcus Burton (6'0''-PG-93)
G: Xavier Rogers (6'2''-G)
G/F: Wesley Witherspoon (205-G/F-90)



Fort Worth F.I.R.M. Guard Daylon Guy Named 2016-17 UBA MVP - by David Walls

ATLANTA, June 15, 2017 - Fort Worth F.I.R.M. guard Daylon Guy (6'0''-PG-92, college: Tarleton St.) has been named the 2016-17 UBA League Most Valuable Player in a vote by the league's 26 head coaches.

In his first season in the UBA Minor League and his third with the F.I.R.M, Guy (6-0, 170, UALR) ranked third in the league in scoring with 22.8 points per game and added 5.1 rebounds, 6.0 assists and a team-high 1.6 steals in 21 games (21 starts). A two-time UBA League Player of the Month this season, Guy helped the F.I.R.M. finish tied for the best record in the League at 18-2. Fort Worth improved by seven victories from last season and posted the second-most wins in franchise history (16 in 2014-15).

Guy scored at least 30 points 7 times and reached the 40-point mark once. On May 8th, he was named UBA All-Star Game MVP while scoring a game-high 26 points along with 7 assists.

This season, the UBA League All-Star cracked the top 10 on the league's all-time scoring list, finishing the season ranked third with 324 points. Guy is Los Angeles' franchise leader in points per game (22.8), total assists (100), assists per game (7.0) and steals (2.3spg).

Guy was recently named UBA Finals MVP after carrying the F.I.R.M. to its first ever UBA title. He averaged 24.0 points per game in the post season. Ranked 2nd behind Jermaine Barnes (6'4''-G/F-83, college: Point, GA, agency: Gamble Sports Management) (26.0).

In 2015 he was named NABC 1st Team All-American as a senior at Tarleton State. Guy would pass up playing in the pros for the following season to finish his degree at TSU.

All-Time NBA D-League Most Valuable Player Award Winners

2016-17: Daylon Guy (FIRM)
2015-16: Freddie Williams (6'2''-G-87, college: Clayton St., agency: Gamble Sports Management) (Matrix)
2014-15: Mike Sloan (6'5''-G/F-84, college: Clayton St.) (Legends)
2013-14: DeAndre Bray (5'6''-G-85, college: Jacksonville St.) (Prime)
2012-13: Terence Morris (6'10''-F-79, college: Maryland) (Express)
2011-12: Jermaine Barnes (Matrix)
2010-11: Jermaine Barnes (Matrix)
2009-10: Jermaine Barnes (Matrix)
2008-09: Jermaine Barnes (Matrix)



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  UNITED KINGDOM  


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



British U16 National Team 2017 - by Greg

British U16 National Team 2017
#s#
Christopher Feeney
Feeney
Theodore Hughes
Hughes
Lewis McGlasson
McGlasson
Mate Okros
Okros
Kareem Queeley
Queeley
#e#5
Timothy Adetukasi
Joseph Barrett
Harrison Bell
Charlie Brown
David Chive
Veron Eze
Christopher Feeney 183-G-01 St.Mirren S. Scotland
Alex Gager
Theodore Hughes 208-C-01 Sefton Stars United Kingdom
Kemari Bailey
Lewis McGlasson 184-G-01
Chester Morrell
Eljay Morris
Louis Norton-Cuffy
Mate Okros 197-G-00 Canterbury United Kingdom
Vasja Pandza 196-F-01 Allerton United Kingdom
Kareem Queeley 192-G-01 Real Madrid Spain
Oluwasegun Shodunke
Tomiwa Sulaiman
Cai Thomas 182-SG-01




British U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

British U18 National Team 2017
#s#
Brian Amabilino-Perez
Amabilino-Perez
Nelson Boachie-Yiadom
Boachie-Yiadom
Kaiyem Cleary
Cleary
Caleb Fuller
Fuller
Kieran Horrigan
Horrigan
#e#5
Adria Amabilino-Perez 201-F-99 Derby T. United Kingdom
Brian Amabilino-Perez 200-F-99 Derby T. United Kingdom
Ryan Armour 199-F-99
Ashley Barrett-Briggs 204-F-99 Solent K. United Kingdom
Nelson Boachie-Yiadom 197-F-99 Loomis Chaffee USA
Kaiyem Cleary 196-G-99 Manchester M. United Kingdom
Joshua Edwards 191-G/F-99 Barking / Dagenh. United Kingdom
Alexander Ferguson 198-F-99
Caleb Fuller 197-G/F-99 Ipswich T. United Kingdom
Kayne Henry-Mccalla London W. United Kingdom
Kieran Horrigan 189-G-99 Charnwood United Kingdom
Hosana Kitenge 198-F-00 Worthing T. United Kingdom
Callan Low 185-G-00
Pierce Maslen 183-G-00 Barking Abbey United Kingdom
Joshua Ogundele 205-F-00 Barking Abbey United Kingdom
Nathan Robinson High School USA
Jacob Round 192-G/F-00 Viten Fuen. Spain
Sesan Russell 184-G-99 Loughborough United Kingdom
Micah Savery-Richards 193-G-99 Leeds Force United Kingdom
Romario Spence 201-F-99 Charnwood United Kingdom
Peter Strigas Olympiacos Greece
Zion Tordoff 204-F-99 Lancashire S United Kingdom
Luke Webster-Smith 191-G/F-99




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  URUGUAY  


Weber Bahia inks Gonzalo Iglesias, ex Aguada - by Eurobasket News

Weber Bahia Blanca Basket (LigaA) signed 24-year old Uruguayan center Gonzalo Iglesias (201-93). He has played for the last two seasons at Atletico Aguada in Uruguayan LUB league. In 40 games he had 6.2ppg and 2.8rpg last season. Iglesias helped them to make it to the final.
He has played previously professionally also in Argentina (Ciclista).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @fhsports10)

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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)



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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, Marinos17.1 
 10. Flowers, Cocodrilos16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christophe MASSIE
  Marinos
  (206-C/F-77)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Massie, Marinos11.2 
 2. Sucre, Gigantes11.0 
 3. Salcedo, Gaiteros9.1 
 4. Sutton, Cocodrilos8.0 
 5. Guerrero, Toros8.0 
 6. Gransberry, Guaiquer.7.8 
 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. Elliott, Cocodrilos6.8 
 3. Robinson, Guaros5.3 
 4. Centeno, Marinos4.8 
 5. Downey, Guaiquer.4.8 
 6. Guillent, Guaros4.7 
 7. Suero, Gaiteros4.2 
 8. Wormely, Gigantes4.2 
 9. Canty, Panteras4.1 
 10. Cedeno, Bucaneros3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Carl ELLIOTT
  Cocodrilos
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Elliott, Cocodrilos2.7 
 2. Downey, Guaiquer.1.8 
 3. Cazorla, Gigantes1.7 
 4. Suero, Gaiteros1.6 
 5. Wormely, Gigantes1.6 
 6. Garcia, Cocodrilos1.5 
 7. Silva, Guaiqueries1.5 
 8. Chourio, Trotamun.1.5 
 9. Sucre, Gigantes1.4 
 10. Robinson, Guaros1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Darrius GARRETT
  Marinos
  (206-C-90)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Garrett, Marinos1.4 
 2. Sutton, Cocodrilos1.4 
 3. Carrera, Marinos1.2 
 4. Guerrero, Toros1.2 
 5. Montano, Panteras1.0 
 6. Lang, Bucaneros0.9 
 7. Flowers, Cocodrilos0.9 
 8. Thornton, Gaiteros0.9 
 9. Gay, Bucaneros0.9 
 10. Graterol, Bucaneros0.9 


Jordan Hamilton (ex Bucaneros) agreed terms with Usak - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Muratbey Usak Sportlif Basketbol (BSL) inked 27-year old American swingman Jordan Hamilton (201-103kg-90, college: Texas). He played most recently at Bucaneros in Venezuelan LPB league. In 41 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.9ppg, 7.5rpg, 3.4apg and 1.3spg last season. Hamilton also spent pre-season at Guaros (also in LPB) that year. He was also tried-out by Tofas where in only one BSL game he had just 2 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists.
In 2011 Hamilton was drafted by Dallas Mavericks (NBA) in first round (26th overall). He attended University of Texas and it is his seventh season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Hamilton received USBasket.com All-NCAA D1 2nd Team award and NABC Division I All-District 8 1st Team award back in 2011 at his college time.
Hamilton has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Hamilton has played previously professionally in Russia (Krasny Oktyabr), NBA (New Orleans Pelicans, Houston Rockets, Utah Jazz, LA Clippers and Toronto Raptors) and D-League (Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Iowa Energy and Reno Bighorns).
His game is described as: (by Borko Popic for NBADraft.net in 2011)
Confident wing player with a strong frame and excellent scoring ability ... Can score in a variety of ways ... Able to use his strength and size (6'8.5" in shoes with a 6'9.5" wingspan) in the post against smaller players ... Adept at getting open without the ball ... A spot-up shooter who doesn't hesitate to fire if left open ... Shows great shooting mechanics. He is a scorer, but you can't categorize him as a shooter because he is still somewhat inconsistent, nor as a slasher because his ball handling still needs some tightening
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Muratbey Usak Sportlif Basketbol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jordan Hamilton
Tayfun Erulku
Ian Miller

Forward:
Nusret Yildirim

Center:
Damir Markota

Coach: Ozan Bulkaz

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Voronov leaves Unics - by Eurobasket News

31-year old former international shooting guard Evgeny Voronov (192-95kg-86) left Unics Kazan (VTB). In 23 Euroleague games he averaged just 3.0ppg and 1.3rpg. He played there also last season. Voronov also played 22 games in VTB United League where he had 5.5ppg and 1.7rpg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to VTB United League All-Star Game.
The previous (15-16) season Voronov played at Lokomotiv. In 29 Euroleague games he recorded 4.7ppg and 1.4rpg. He helped them to make it to the Euroleague Final Four. Voronov also played 33 games in VTB United League where he got 4.6ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.7apg and 1.0spg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Voronov's team made it to the VTB United League Semifinals in 2015.
He was also a member of Russian international program for some years. Voronov played for Russian Senior National Team between 2010 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
He also represented Russia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 5.8ppg, 4.0rpg, FGP: 35.0%, 3PT: 22.2%, FT: 50.0%.
Voronov has played previously for seven other teams: CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Moscow, Krasnie Krilya, Lokomotiv Mineralnye Vody, Dynamo St.Petersburg, Lokomotiv Rostov U23 and Lokomotiv Mineralnye Vody.
His game is described as: Reminds a little Russian international Sergei Babkov. a solid SG, always looking to score, who can shoot from the distance or penetrate. expected to be one of the stars at the 2004 Junior EC, showed to be too much discontinous, and to need again some work to his fundamentals; interesting upside, however;.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.

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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


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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)



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Liga Mayor standings - by Greg

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Arras land Ramata Diakite - by Eurobasket News

Arras Pays d'Artois Basket Feminin (LF2) tabbed 26-year old Mali international forward Ramata Diakite (188-91). The last time (11-15) she played at Highflyers in Swiss LNB league. Diakite has played there for the last four years.
She was also a member of Mali international program for some years. Diakite played for Mali Senior National Team between 2010 and 2015 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2010.
She represented Mali at the African Championships in Yaounde (Cameroon) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 8 games: 5.3ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.3spg, FGP: 30.0%, FT: 60.0%.
Diakite has played previously for two other teams: Pleyber Christ and Angers.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Abigail Asoro (ex Adareva) joins Chemnitz - by Eurobasket News

ChemCats Chemnitz (DBBL) agreed terms with 24-year old Swedish forward Abigail Asoro (183-93, college: Iowa Western CC). She played last season at Adareva in Spanish LF2 league. In 13 games she had 10.5ppg and 8.5rpg. Asoro also played that season for Team Northumbria in British WBBL where in four games she recorded 9.0ppg, 10.8rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she won English WBBL championship title in 2016. Asoro was also voted Eurobasket.com All-English WBBL 2nd Team in 2016.
She represented Sweden at the European Championships U20 in Samsun (Turkey) four years ago. Her stats at that event were 7 games: 2.4ppg, 2.9rpg.
Asoro has played also professionally in Sweden (08 Stockholm).
She attended Iowa Western Community College until 2014 and it will be her fourth season as a professional player.

ChemCats Chemnitz roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jacobine Klerx
Margot Vidal-Geneve
Kendall Noble

Forwards:
Abigail Asoro
Valeria McQuade

Center:
Clarissa Ober

Coach: Amanda Davidson

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Chemnitz adds Klerx to their roster, ex Lekdetec.nl - by Eurobasket News

ChemCats Chemnitz (DBBL) added to their roster 23-year old Dutch international guard Jacobine Klerx (175-94). She played last season at Lekdetec.nl in Dutch Eredivisie. In 32 games she recorded 11.0ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.8apg and 1.6spg. Klerx helped them to win the Eredivisie title (twice) and the cup (also twice). A very spectacular season in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie 2nd Team. She also played that season for CTO Amsterdam in Dutch league where in only one Eurocup game she averaged 9 points, 1 assist and 3 steals.
Klerx has been also a member of Dutch international program for some years. She has regularly played for Dutch senior team since 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2013 and 2014.
Klerx represented Holland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year.

ChemCats Chemnitz roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jacobine Klerx
Margot Vidal-Geneve
Kendall Noble

Forward:
Valeria McQuade

Center:
Clarissa Ober

Coach: Amanda Davidson

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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Maria Avtzi joins Komotini - by Eurobasket News

GAS Komotini added to their roster 27-year old forward Maria Avtzi (172-90). She played last season at GS Kronos Agiou Dimitriou in the A1. In 22 games she had 7.3ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.8apg and 2.1spg.
The previous (15-16) season Avtzi played at Panathinaikos where in 22 games she recorded 4.3ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.7apg. She helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals after they ended regular season as second best team.
Avtzi has played previously for two other teams: PAOK Thessalonikis and Anagenisi.
On Avtzi: Maria is a 172cm tall combo guard that can cover both guards position. She can score after shooting and penetration. A great ball handler and very coachable player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @@TheFlashAgency)

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Chemnitz adds Klerx to their roster, ex Lekdetec.nl - by Eurobasket News

ChemCats Chemnitz (DBBL) added to their roster 23-year old Dutch international guard Jacobine Klerx (175-94). She played last season at Lekdetec.nl in Dutch Eredivisie. In 32 games she recorded 11.0ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.8apg and 1.6spg. Klerx helped them to win the Eredivisie title (twice) and the cup (also twice). A very spectacular season in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie 2nd Team. She also played that season for CTO Amsterdam in Dutch league where in only one Eurocup game she averaged 9 points, 1 assist and 3 steals.
Klerx has been also a member of Dutch international program for some years. She has regularly played for Dutch senior team since 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2013 and 2014.
Klerx represented Holland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year.

ChemCats Chemnitz roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jacobine Klerx
Margot Vidal-Geneve
Kendall Noble

Forward:
Valeria McQuade

Center:
Clarissa Ober

Coach: Amanda Davidson

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bnot Hertzeliya adds Richardson to their roster - by Lior Hai

Bnot Hertzeliya (D1) added to their roster 22-year old American forward Breanna Richardson (185-95, college: Mississippi State). She played this summer at Minnesota Lynx (WNBA).
Richardson played in the final of NCAA.
The previous (15-16) season Richardson played at another team Lady Bulldogs in U.S. semi-pro league NCAA1 where in 34 games she recorded 5.6ppg and 3.9rpg. Richardson helped them to make it to the NCAA Sweet 16.
She just graduated from Mississippi State and it will be her first season as a pro.
She was voted SEC All-Freshman Team back in 2014 at her college time.

Bnot Hertzeliya roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ofir Banet
Tiasha Gray
Noga Pelc

Forwards:
Liad Suez-Karni
Keren Mozes
Breanna Richardson

Coach: Gilad Katz

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Elitzur Ramla welcomes back Ganor - by Lior Hai

Elitzur Ramla tabbed 31-year old former international swingman Noa Ganor (171-86). It is actually her comeback to Ramla as she has played here before. Ganor played most recently at Ramat Hasharon. In 13 games she averaged 7.7ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.2apg last season.
Previous (15-16) season Ganor played at Elitzur Holon where in 8 games she had 6.6ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.8apg and 1.3spg.
Ganor was also a member of Israeli international program for some years. She played for Israeli Senior National Team between 2011 and 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2004 and 2006.
Ganor also represented Israel at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. Her stats at that event were 2 games: 0pts.
Ganor has played previously for three other teams: Maccabi Ramat Gan, Maccabi Ashdod and Elitzur Netanya.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Elitzur Ramla inks Daisy Feder - by Lior Hai

Elitzur Ramla agreed terms with 28-year old American guard Daisy Feder (175-89, college: Cal-San Diego). She will still stay in Israel where she played last season at Maccabi R.Gan (D1). In 15 games she had 6.9ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.0apg. Feder helped them to win the cup.
The previous (15-16) season she played at ASA Jerusalem (also in D1). In 9 games she recorded 7.3ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.3apg and 1.3spg. Feder contributed to her team winning the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the Cup final.
She was voted WBCA Division II All-America Honorable Mention back in 2013.
Feder has played previously for another Israeli team Ramat Hasharon.
She attended California San Diego until 2012 and it will be her sixth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Shafir is back at Elitzur Ramla - by Lior Hai

Elitzur Ramla added to their roster 27-year old point guard Naama Shafir (170-90, college: Toledo). It is actually her comeback to Ramla as she has played here before. Shafir played last season at Maccabi Ashdod in the D1. In 8 Eurocup games she had 4.8ppg, 1.5rpg, 2.1apg and 1.4spg.
The previous (15-16) season Shafir played at Maccabi Ramat Gan. In 29 games she recorded 7.1ppg, 2.9rpg, 3.4apg and 1.7spg. She helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the Cup final.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Shafir was voted WBCA All-NCAA D1 Honorable Mention and All-MAC 1st Team back in 2013 at her college time.
Shafir represented USA at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 8.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.0apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 53.8%, 3PT: 37.5%.
Shafir graduated from University of Toledo in 2013 and it is her fifth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Orvieto signs Rachele Porcu - by Eurobasket News

Ceprini Orvieto (Serie A2) signed 20-year old point guard Rachele Porcu (165-97). She played last season at Treofan Battipaglia in the Serie A1. In 22 games she had just 2.5ppg. Serie A2 will be definitely a better match and she can see more playing time.
Porcu ended the previous (2015-16) season at Reyer Venezia Mestre where in only one game she recorded only 2 points and 2 assists. But the most of that year she spent at Sistema Rosa Pordenone (also in Serie A1). In 25 games she averaged 8.2ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.8apg (top 5) and 1.8spg.
Porcu's team made it to the A1 Semifinals in 2015.
She represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Matosinhos (Portugal) last year. Porcu's team won Silver and her stats at that event were 6 games: 4.8ppg, 1.7rpg, 1.2apg.
Porcu has played previously for Anagni.

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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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  LITHUANIA  


Lithuanian U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Lithuanian U18 National Team 2017
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Klaudija Serkeviciute
Serkeviciute
Evelina Januseviciute
Januseviciute
Livija Sakeviciute
Sakeviciute
Dalia Donskichyte
Donskichyte
Egle Zabotkaite
Zabotkaite
#e#5
Klaudija Serkeviciute 170-SG-99 Aistes-LSU Lithuania
Evelina Januseviciute 180-F-98 KM Aisciai Lithuania
Livija Sakeviciute 188-C-99 H-Sirenos Lithuania
Dalia Donskichyte 168-SG-00 Kibirkstis Lithuania
Egle Zabotkaite 179-PF-00 Kibirkstis-VKM Lithuania
Gitana Paulauskaite 174-G-99 Kibirkstis-VKM Lithuania
Goda Kuzminskyte 184-F-00 Kibirkstis-VKM Lithuania
Andreja Peciuraite 182-F-99 Kibirkstis-VKM Lithuania
Livija Kaktaite 164-PG-99 Siauliai-Univ. Lithuania
Kristina Masionyte 173-SG-00
Karolina Kazociunaite 180-SF-99 Aistes-LSU Lithuania
Ligita Tamutyte 176-PG-99 Siauliai-Univ. Lithuania
Enrika Matiukaite 192-C-00 Siauliai-Univ. Lithuania
Evelina Sataite 180-SG-00 KKSC-Naftenas Lithuania
Gabija Segzdaite 184-F-00 Siauliai-Univ. Lithuania
Brigita Turskyte 182-C-99 Jonava Lithuania

Dalius Ubartas Head Coach Konin Poland



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  MADAGASCAR  


MB2All successfully opens 2017 season - by Eurobasket News

MB2All successfully opened 2017 season as they posted three consecutive wins. In the latest game they overcame JEA 68-49 for a 6-0 record. Elinah Ranarisaona (177-F/G-00) top-scored for the winners with 17 points, while SYDONIE ANDRIAMIHA JANIRINA notched 13. RONDRO EMERACHINE RAHERIMANANA replied with 11 points in the losing effort.
The defending champions Fandrefiala meanwhile are with a 5-1 record. They beat AS Emma 110-44 in their latest game.



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  MALI  


Arras land Ramata Diakite - by Eurobasket News

Arras Pays d'Artois Basket Feminin (LF2) tabbed 26-year old Mali international forward Ramata Diakite (188-91). The last time (11-15) she played at Highflyers in Swiss LNB league. Diakite has played there for the last four years.
She was also a member of Mali international program for some years. Diakite played for Mali Senior National Team between 2010 and 2015 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2010.
She represented Mali at the African Championships in Yaounde (Cameroon) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 8 games: 5.3ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.3spg, FGP: 30.0%, FT: 60.0%.
Diakite has played previously for two other teams: Pleyber Christ and Angers.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  POLAND  


CCC Polkowice adds Plaisance to their roster - by Lukasz Lukaszewski

CCC Polkowice (TBLK) added to their roster 25-year old American forward Theresa Plaisance (196-92, college: LSU, agency: ProDep Management). She plays this summer at Dallas Wings (WNBA). In 11 games she recorded 8.2ppg and 3.5rpg. The last season Plaisance played at Dike Napoli in Italian Serie A1 where in 25 games she averaged 15.0ppg, 10.6rpg and 1.1spg. A very spectacular season in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian A1 Honorable Mention.
Three years ago she was drafted by Tulsa Shock (WNBA) in third round (27th overall).
The former Louisiana State University staris in her fourth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she was voted All-SEC 1st Team back in 2013 and 2014 at her college time.
Plaisance represented USA at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
She has played previously professionally in Israel (Maccabi Ashdod) and Turkey (Botas).

CCC Polkowice roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Weronika Gajda
Elina Babkina
Magdalena Idziorek
Angelika Stankiewicz

Center:
Magdalena Leciejewska

Coach: Georgios Dikeoulakos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  RWANDA  


APR win Genocide memorial regional tourney title - by Eurobasket News

In the women category, APR sealed a double after defeating defending champions Berco Stars from Burundi 72-58. The reigning league champions had won the local edition. Scandinavia from DR Congo defeated IPRC-South 44-33 in the third-place playoff. APR point guard, Sandra Kantore was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP). The veterans' category, VC Bakolo from DR Congo defeated UGB from Rwanda 71-58 to walk away with the trophy.
Courtesy of: newtimes.co.rw



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  SCOTLAND  


Scotland Women clinch their first win in MABA tournament - by Eurobasket News

Scotland Senior Women came into Thursday's game looking to clinch their first win of the Malaysian Association of Basketball Tournament following a tough loss in the final seconds of the game to a Chinese regional side from Shanghai. Scotland were relatively slow to start the game, allowing Nan Shan to build up an early 9-2 lead in the first 5 minutes of the game. Dee Dee Hayward (170-G-91, college: Armstr.Atlantic) - who had an impressive 19-point performance the day before - was first to put points on the board for Scotland, making a jump shot off the assist from Robyn Lewis. Erin McGarrachan (183-F-92, college: Houston Baptist) - who was coming off an equally impressive 14 points in the previous game - was next to add to the score, driving inside for the layup. Nevertheless, Nan Shan kept piling on the pressure and by the end of the quarter the Taiwanese side were up 18-12. Scotland closed the gap in the second quarter, outscoring Nan Shan 20-18 to round out the half with Scotland trailing 36-32. The Leicester Riders duo of Dee Hayward and McGarrachan continued to play well and finished the quarter with 10 points each. Scotland came out of the break raring to go as Dee Hayward converted on a three-pointer, followed by a layup by Hannah Robb to give Scotland their first lead of the game. Dee Hayward continued to be a force for Scotland, effectively getting to the free throw line and finishing with 10 points for the quarter. Nan Shan were far from giving up however, as the team's leading scorer, Tzu-Yin Pan kept Nan Shan in the game, finishing with 27 points for the game. Even after Scotland went up by 8 in the third, Nan Shan were still able to keep the game close, pulling the score back to 54-53 Scotland going into the final period of play. The final quarter was very much a back-and-forth affair as the lead changed hands on four separate occasions. Nan Shan recovered the lead early from Scotland as Pan made a jumper within the first minute of play. Dee Hayward was not letting up however, as she went on to score the next 11 points for Scotland. With 3 minutes left in the game, the score was tied at 67-apiece after a made jumper from Nan Shan's Ya-Tong Shen. Kirsten Simpson (183-F-95) then hit a clutch shot from the top of the three-point line to put the Scots up 70-67. Tzu-Yin Pan would then hit a two-pointer to bring the game to a 1-point gap. Following that, Dee Hayward hit her final shot of the game to give her 33 points for the game and give Scotland a 3-point lead. Scotland would then fail to get a shot off in the final minute of the game, leading to a turnover, of which Tzu-Yin Pan would capitalise on, making another jumper to bring Scotland's lead to just 1 point. With a chance to take the game, Nan Shan's Li would miss a jumper allowing Scotland to regain possession and ultimately close out the game 72-71, giving them their first win of the tournament. The Scotland Women's next and most critical game will be tomorrow as they face potential Commonwealth Games 2018 opponents, Malaysia at 1.30pm BST. A strong result in this game will be instrumental in our Senior Women's case for Commonwealth Games qualification.
Courtesy of: basketballscotland.co.uk



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  SPAIN  


Campus Promete keeps Estebas for another season - by Eurobasket News

Campus Promete Logrono (LFB) re-signed 24-year old swingman Paula Estebas (175-93). She has played there for the last six seasons. In 26 LFB games she recorded 5.7ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.3apg and 1.3spg last season.
Estebas played in the final of Spanish LF2 in 2014.
She represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Samsun (Turkey) four years ago. Estebas' team won Gold and her stats at that event were 9 games: 6.6ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.6apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT-2 (66.7%), FT: 77.8%.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Al-Qazeres tab Shayla Cooper - by Eurobasket News

CB Al-Qazeres Extremadura (LFB) inked American forward Shayla Cooper (188, college: Ohio State). She plays in the summer at Chicago Sky (WNBA).
This summer Cooper was drafted by Connecticut Sun (WNBA) in second round (13th overall).
She just graduated from Ohio State and it is her first season in pro basketball. Cooper's team made it to the Big Ten Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2016 and 2017). She received All-Big Ten 2nd Team award in 2017 at her college time.

CB Al-Qazeres Extremadura roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Maria Romero
Elena Corrales

Forwards:
Rita_Esther Montenegro
Joy Brown

Centers:
Silvia Romero
Miriam Foraste

Coach: Jacinto Carbajal

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Palomares re-signs at Alcobendas - by Eurobasket News

Fundal Alcobendas (LF2) confirmed in their roster 33-year old guard Paula Palomares (174-84). She has played there for the last three seasons. In 29 LF2 games she had very impressive stats: 15.5ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.3apg and 2.0spg last season. Palomares helped them to make it to the final. A very spectacular season in her career as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LF2 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team.
Her team won Spanish LF2 Group B Regular Season in 2016.
Palomares has spent her entire career in Spain playing for three other teams: Real Canoe, Navarra Pamplona and Mann Filter.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Rodriguez re-signs at Estudiantes - by Eurobasket News

Tuenti Movil Estudiantes Madrid (LF2) confirmed in their roster 21-year old power forward Clara Rodriguez (184-96). She has played there for the last three seasons. In 30 LF2 games she had 8.1ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.1apg and 1.1bpg last season. Rodriguez helped them to win the LF2 title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice).
Despite young age Rodriguez had impressive career. She was voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LF2 Honorable Mention back in 2014.
She represented Spain at the European Championships U18 for Women in Matosinhos (Portugal) three years ago. Rodriguez's team won Bronze and her stats at that event were 3 games: 2.0ppg, 3.3rpg.
Rodriguez has played previously for Ponce Valladolid.

Tuenti Movil Estudiantes Madrid roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Alejandra Quirante

Forwards:
Irene San_Roman
Clara Rodriguez
Paula Ginzo

Center:
Mariana Gonzalez

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Boleda re-signs at Barca CBS Sanflieuc Barcelona - by Eurobasket News

Barca CBS Sanflieuc Barcelona (Liga Catalana) confirmed in their roster experienced 36-year old forward Anna Boleda (181-81). She has played there for the last two seasons. She helped them to win the Liga Catalana title. A very spectacular season in her career as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Catalana Player of the Year, Domestic Player of the Year and Forward of the Year.
Boleda has spent her entire career in Spain playing for four other teams: San Jose, ASAC Comunicaciones Adba Aviles, Viladecans and Space Tanit Eivissa.
Boleda is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible she may end her playing career at Barca CBS Sanflieuc Barcelona.

Barca CBS Sanflieuc Barcelona roster for 2017-2018:

Anna Boleda
Sheila Dixon
Teresa Cabanillas
Paula Curto

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SWEDEN  


Abigail Asoro (ex Adareva) joins Chemnitz - by Eurobasket News

ChemCats Chemnitz (DBBL) agreed terms with 24-year old Swedish forward Abigail Asoro (183-93, college: Iowa Western CC). She played last season at Adareva in Spanish LF2 league. In 13 games she had 10.5ppg and 8.5rpg. Asoro also played that season for Team Northumbria in British WBBL where in four games she recorded 9.0ppg, 10.8rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she won English WBBL championship title in 2016. Asoro was also voted Eurobasket.com All-English WBBL 2nd Team in 2016.
She represented Sweden at the European Championships U20 in Samsun (Turkey) four years ago. Her stats at that event were 7 games: 2.4ppg, 2.9rpg.
Asoro has played also professionally in Sweden (08 Stockholm).
She attended Iowa Western Community College until 2014 and it will be her fourth season as a professional player.

ChemCats Chemnitz roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jacobine Klerx
Margot Vidal-Geneve
Kendall Noble

Forwards:
Abigail Asoro
Valeria McQuade

Center:
Clarissa Ober

Coach: Amanda Davidson

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  TURKEY  


Kubra Erat agreed terms with Bornova - by Eurobasket News

Bornova Becker (TKBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old guard Kubra Erat (169-95, agency: LBM Management). She played most recently at Adana ASKI Mersin in the KBSL. In 26 games she recorded 8.2ppg, 2.2rpg, 2.5apg and 1.0spg last season. TKBL will be definitely a better match and she can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Erat played at Osmaniye where in 32 games she averaged 9.6ppg, 4.2rpg, 4.4apg and 2.5spg. She helped them to win the TKBL title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. Great season indeed as she was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TKBL Guard of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Domestic Players Team.
Erat represented Turkey at the European Championships U20 in Lanzarote (Spain) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 6.3ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.1apg, Steals-5 (1.8spg), FGP: 45.5%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 66.7%.
Erat has played previously for two other teams: Ceyhan Bld and Mersin Kurtulus.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  UNITED KINGDOM  


Team Northumbia on a roll after signing Swiss star - by Paul Nilsen

Team Northumbria have sealed their fourth signing of a productive summer after snapping up Swiss guard Giulia Simioni (173-PG-93).

The Sport Central club has retained the services of US pair Ali Gorrell and Kara Bonenberger.

And last week TN revealed Great Britain star Flo Ward was heading to Tyneside ahead of her WBBL bow.

"Things are starting to take shape and we're looking good in terms of talent and experience," said Northumbria University's head of women's basketball Chris Bunten.

"When I went over to America earlier this year I was really impressed with Giulia and what she was looking to do both as a basketball player and academically.

"She will be coming over here to train as an English teacher and at the same time she'll bring top level US college experience to our basketball programme.

"Giulia strengthens our back court and is a proven point guard who has already represented her country at junior level."

Ward and Simioni will reprise their Florida Southern College partnership - a key factor in coach Bunten's decision to bring the Swiss to the North East.

"They already know each other's games and work well together," he added.

"Whenever you bring new players in the biggest problem is a lack of continuity and a settling in period.

"The fact that Flo and Giulia have already played together gives us a head start in that respect."

Bunten will look to add to his roster later this month but the ambitious coach is already delighted with the core of a new-look squad.

"Ali, Kara, Flo and Giulia are all of the same mindset," he added. "They're looking to better their education and play their basketball in a competitive environment. I'm confident Northumbria University can meet their demands on both fronts."



British U16 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Lilly Annim
Alexandra Baker
Katie Bennett
Loren Christie 184-C-01 Oaklands W. United Kingdom
Laura Collins 160-PG-01
Carla Crowther
Shanice Flitton
Jade Guidolin-Duncan
Rebecca Harwood-Bellis
Ashana Hinds 159-PG-01 Manchester M. United Kingdom
Katrina Kirsop
Khia Lee Manchester M. United Kingdom
Esther Little 182-PF-01
Georgia McCabe
Mairi McGill
Brahe Opal
Valentina Palli
Ashante Richards
Lauren Saa 176-PF-01
Mia Sarkodee-Adoo G-01 Oaklands W. United Kingdom
Jess Southwell
Pollyanna Storie
Sarah Wooldridge Crvena Zvezda Serbia




British U18 National Team -17 - by Greg

British U18 National Team 2017
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Ruth Allison
Allison
Jade Blackburn
Blackburn
Charlotte Ellmore
Ellmore
Sophie Evans
Evans
Milly Knowles
Knowles
#e#5
Ruth Allison 177-SF-00
Jade Blackburn 182-SF-99 Northeast CC USA
Teresa Da Silva Barking Abbey United Kingdom
Flora Durgerian Sevenoaks Suns United Kingdom
Charlotte Ellmore 175-PG-00 Barking Abbey United Kingdom
Sophie Evans 156-PG-99
Tia Freeman 165-SG-00 Oaklands W. United Kingdom
Shauna Harrison 178-SG-00
Alix Henderson 167-PG-00
Ebony Horton SF Leicester Riders United Kingdom
Megan Jones 182-F/C-00 Essex S. United Kingdom
Milly Knowles 182-F/C-99
Daniela Lozzi 178-G-99 Sevenoaks Suns United Kingdom
Hansine Marshall 174-G/F-99 Caledonia P United Kingdom
Shawnisay Millar 176-PF-00 Caledonia P United Kingdom
Sophie Owen Hawthorn Magic Australia
Irekpitan Ozzy-Momodu 183-C-99 Southwark P. United Kingdom
Sian Phillips 180-C-00
Maya Price F/C
Cheyenne Scott 168-F Rio Grande USA
Macy Spinks Oaklands W. United Kingdom
Leah Stewart 175-SG-99
Emily Stradling 168-G-00 Cardiff Archers United Kingdom
Loie Webb 169-PG-00 Ipswich F. Australia
Zoe Willis Barking Abbey United Kingdom
Holly Winterburn 175-SG-00 Leicester Riders United Kingdom