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  ABA LEAGUE  



Coach Miroslav Nikolic to take over Partizan? - by Eurobasket News

BC Partizan NiS Beograd (KLS) is close to land experienced 61-year old coach Miroslav Nikolic (agency: Alti Sport) who worked most lately at Dynamic BG Beograd.
Among achievements Nikolic won Serbian 2MLS championship title in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Serbian 2MLS Coach of the Year award in 2016.
Nikolic was coaching Serbian Senior National Team between 2014 and 2015 and coached also U19 National Team back in 2007.
He is a very experienced coach. Nikolic has coached also professionally in Cyprus, Greece, Serbia (BKK Radnicki, Beocin, Partizan and Radnicki 1950 Kragujevac) and Montenegro (Buducnost).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ANGUILLA  


Shottaz is the 5-Peat Champion - by Eurobasket News

Shottaz is the 5-Peat Champion in Anguilla. They overcame Hoyas 2-0 in the Final series.
In Game 1 Shottaz took home the narrow 58:56 victory. Colin Harrigan (183-G, college: Clinton CC, IA) led the scoring for the Shottaz with 19 points, while Daren Webster (G) led the way for the Hoyas with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
In Game 2 Shottaz celebrated a 67-61 win and won the Finals. Shottaz posted a 15-8 run in the opening period, but then allowed the opponents to tie it all at the halftime. Shottaz used a strong 24-16 surge to seal the victory. Jason Hodge (201-C/F, college: Oklah.Panhandle) top-scored for the winners with 26 points and 16 rebounds, while Javille Brooks (G) netted 16. Ricky Coombs and Daren Webster netted 17 points each in a loss.



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  ANTIGUA  


Antigua and Barbuda Basketball Association to host 2017 U-20 Male LIBA Tournament - by Eurobasket News

The Antigua and Barbuda Basketball Association (ABBA) is pleased to announce that plans are currently underway to host the 2017 Under 20 Male Leeward Islands Basketball Association (LIBA) Tournament slated for August 23rd to 27th at the JSC Sports Complex. The update comes months after revealing the training squad, coaches, and management staff, due to participate in this year's competition. As part of the vision for Basketball in Antigua & Barbuda, which includes promoting and developing youth basketball, the Association seized the opportunity and opted to host this year's youth summer tournament. President of ABBA, Daryll Matthew states, 'We believe that this is an exciting time for the sub-region, and for Antigua and Barbuda, and we intend to make these championships the most exciting ever'. Matthew also adds, 'The continued growth and development of basketball in the Leeward Islands is contingent on the creation of opportunities for the young men and women of the region to receive opportunities for exposure. The hosting of the 2017 U-20 Male Tournament presents an opportunity for Antigua and Barbuda to once again demonstrate its commitment to youth development through sports. In 2015, Antigua captured third place in the U-20 Male LIBA Tournament held in Montserrat. This year's tournament will feature competing U-20 Male teams from neighbouring Leeward Islands, and host country, Antigua. As the team continues to undergo its preparations for the upcoming tournament over the next few weeks, the Association is making an appeal to all stakeholders, and the general public to support the young men, and by extension, the Association, in an effort to heighten the awareness and create excitement for this year's U-20 Male LIBA Tournament.
Courtesy of: timescaribbeanonline.com



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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.18.8 
 5. Quinteros, Regat.18.0 
 6. Deck, San Lorenzo17.9 
 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. Justiz, Estudian.8.9 
 6. Lampropoulos, Boca J.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. Barral, Obras B.5.6 
 4. Konsztadt, La Union5.4 
 5. Aguirre, San L.5.4 
 6. Cantero, San M.5.1 
 7. Figueroa, Penarol4.5 
 8. Hopson, Quimsa4.5 
 9. Solano, Echague4.3 
 10. Ciorciari, Instituto4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Gelvis SOLANO
  Echague
  (185-G-94)
  Avg: 2
 1. Solano, Echague2.0 
 2. Garcia, San M.1.9 
 3. Basualdo, Quilm.1.7 
 4. Vildoza, Quilm.1.7 
 5. Johnson, Weber B.1.6 
 6. De-l., GECR I.1.6 
 7. Zurbriggen, Obras B.1.6 
 8. Calfani, San L.1.5 
 9. Redivo, Weber B.1.4 
 10. Whelan, Instituto1.4 
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 


Scandone Avellino lands Ariel Filloy - by Eurobasket News

Scandone Avellino (Serie A) tabbed 30-year old naturalized Argentinian point guard Ariel Filloy (189-86kg-87, agency: Interperformances). He played most recently at Umana Reyer Venezia (Serie A). In 43 games he averaged 7.2ppg, 1.7rpg, 2.5apg and 1.1spg last season. Filloy helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Honorable Mention. Filloy also played 20 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 5.0ppg, 1.8rpg and 3.2apg. He contributed to his team making it to the Basketball Champions League Final Four.
The previous (15-16) season Filloy played at The Flexx. In 28 Serie A games he recorded 7.7ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.7apg and 1.3spg.
Filloy was a member of Italian U20 National Team back in 2007.
He has played previously for eight other teams: Grissin Bon RE, Alma Trieste, Rimini, Cervia, Scafati, Vanoli Cremona, Porto Torres and Rovereto.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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LigaA Round 3 of Semi-Finals. San Lorenzo and Regatas claim victories - by Eurobasket News

Quilmes MP - San Lorenzo 80-89

San Lorenzo rallied past Quilmes MP on the road to sweep the semifinal series. The game without a history. San Lorenzo led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 20-of-22 charity shots (90.9 percent) during the game. It was a good game for the former international point guard Nicolas Aguirre (188-88) who led his team to a victory with 19 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. International forward Gabriel Deck (199-95) contributed with 13 points for the winners. International guard Luca Vildoza (190-95) answered with 23 points and 4 assists and guard Eric Flor (186-93) added 18 points and 5 assists in the effort for Quilmes MP. Four Quilmes MP players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Quilmes MP: L.Vildoza 23+1reb+4ast, E.Flor 18+3reb+5ast, E.Ruiz 16+3reb, I.Basualdo 10+13reb+3ast, T.Robinson 8+1reb, I.Clark 3+6reb+1ast
San Lorenzo: N.Aguirre 19+9reb+5ast, S.Scala 15+2reb, G.Deck 13+4reb+2ast, M.Calfani 10+1reb+2ast, C.Matias Sandes 8+9reb+1ast, J.Meyinsse 8+5reb+2ast
gschID: 548174


Regatas C. - San Martin C. 74-66

Regatas held off San Martin at home court to take 2-1 lead in the series. Regatas Corrientes made 17-of-19 free shots (89.5 percent) during the game. Regatas Corrientes outrebounded San Martin Corrientes 38-22 including a 32-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was the former international forward Pablo Espinoza (200-87) who had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 14 rebounds. American guard Donald Sims (185-87, college: Appalachian St., agency: Pensack Sports) chipped in 17 points and 4 assists. Four Regatas Corrientes players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was point guard Lucas Faggiano (189-89, college: LIU Brooklyn) who recorded 17 points, 5 assists and 6 steals and Cuban guard Reynaldo Garcia (187-90, agency: DTMones) added 17 points respectively.
Top scorers:
San Martin C.: L.Faggiano 17+1reb+5ast, R.Garcia 17+3reb+2ast, M.Lescano 10+4reb+4ast, J.Pablo Cantero 8+2reb+4ast, F.Aguerre 5+6reb+2ast, J.Wood 4+3reb+1ast
Regatas C.: D.Sims 17+3reb+4ast, P.Espinoza 13+14reb+2ast, F.Martina 10+4reb, S.Vidal 10+4reb+7ast, C.Troutman 7+2reb+2ast, J.Saiz 6+6reb
gschID: 548173





Regatas CU adds Bernasconi to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Regatas de Concepcion del Uruguay (TFB) added to their roster 31-year old power forward Sebastian Bernasconi (203-86). He has played for the last three seasons at Parque Sur in the TNA. In 41 games he recorded 9.8ppg and 4.4rpg last season. TFB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Bernasconi helped them to win the regular season.
He won Argentinian Torneo Federal championship title in 2015.
Bernasconi has played previously for four other teams: Deportivo Puerto Madryn-Brown, Rocamora, La Union and Villa Angela.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Romero re-signs at GECR Indalo - by Eurobasket News

Gimnasia-Indalo Esgr.Comodoro Rivadavia (LigaA) confirmed in their roster experienced 35-year old center Diego Romero (206-111kg-82, college: Florida State). He played there last season. In 54 LigaA games he had 9.1ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.1apg.
The previous (15-16) season Romero played at Quilmes where in 56 LigaA games he recorded 8.2ppg and 4.7rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the LigaA Semifinals in 2015. Romero was also Paraguayan Top 4 Tournment Top Scorer back in 2009.
He was a member of Argentinian U20 National Team between 2000 and 2001.
Romero has played also professionally in Uruguay (Atletico Welcome) and Paraguay (Felix Perez).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at GECR Indalo.
Romero attended Florida State until 2006 and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season as a professional player.
On Romero: He's a very gifted high post player and shoots the ball from 17 to 20 feet as well as any big man in the country. He likes to rotate to the blocks off the jump shot.

Gimnasia-Indalo Esgr.Comodoro Rivadavia roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Juan_Manuel Rivero

Forwards:
Federico Haller
Shaquille Johnson
Luis Riascos

Center:
Diego Romero

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Casini re-signs at Rieti - by Eurobasket News

NPC Rieti (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster experienced 37-year old naturalized Argentinian point guard Marcos Casini (188-105kg-80). He played there last season. In 28 Serie A2 games he recorded 10.3ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.5apg.
Casini ended the previous (2015-16) season at Ambalt Recanati (Serie A). But the most of that year he spent at Orasi Ravenna (Serie A) where in 25 games he averaged 6.4ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.0apg.
Casini's team made it to the Lega Due Play-Offs Semifinals in 2012.
His career allowed him to visit three different continents. Casini tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally also in Argentina (Boca Juniors and San Martin de La Rioja) and Italy (MIA-RO Cantu, The Flexx Pistoia, Jesi, Scafati and Novipiu Casale).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Rieti.
On Casini: A lefty shooter with explosive athletic skills, which enables him to easily slash the ball; also a good floor general, who needs to improve his decision making.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Howard Wilkerson (ex Atenas Carmen) is a newcomer at U Atletica - by Eurobasket News

Union Atletica Montevideo (Metropolitan) strengthened their roster with addition of 33-year old American forward Howard Wilkerson (198-113kg-84, college: Wofford). He played last season at Atenas Carmen in Argentinian TNA league. In 50 games he recorded 14.4ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.8apg. Wilkerson helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Atenas (also in TNA) where in 34 games he averaged 14.3ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.6apg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA Honorable Mention.
Wilkerson's team was regular season runner-up in Uruguay Metropolitan League in 2013.
He is quite experienced player. Thanks to Wilkerson's pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America) in six different countries. Wilkerson has played previously professionally in Chile (Liceo Mixto), France (Angers BC), Germany (Muenchen Bsk), Argentina (Ciclista, Obera Tennis Club, Huracan and CD Faustino Sarmiento de Formosa), Uruguay (Yale, Capitol and Pacaembu) and Bolivia (La Salle Tarija).
He attended Wofford College until 2006 and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @NexoAgency)

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  AUSTRALIA  


Brock Motum (ex Zalgiris) could join Anadolu Efes - by Eurobasket News

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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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State Leagues Round-Up - by Eurobasket News

Big V
Diamond V.E. - Waverley F. 90-100

Very expected game in Greensborough where 9th ranked Diamond Valley Eagles (5-11) were defeated by second ranked Waverley Falcons (13-4) 100-90 on Sunday. Waverley Falcons looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Diamond Valley Eagles were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Desmond Simmons (198-92, college: St.Mary's, CA) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 12 rebounds for the winners and forward Chris Arkell (198-90) chipped in 24 points. American guard Raanthony Sanders (190, college: Pensacola JC) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) and the other American import forward Brandon Conley (198, college: ORU) scored 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Diamond Valley Eagles' coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Waverley Falcons keep a position of League leader. Loser Diamond Valley Eagles keep the ninth place with 11 games lost. Waverley Falcons will face Whittlesea City (#12) in Mill Park in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Diamond Valley Eagles will play against Casey C. and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Diamond V.E.: R.Sanders 21+12reb+2ast, M.Reynolds 19+3reb+5ast, B.Conley 17+6reb+4ast, G.Page 13+2reb+2ast, J.Dirkx 8+4reb, M.Lee 3+3reb+4ast
Waverley F.: D.Simmons 30+12reb, C.Arkell 24+4reb+2ast, M.Harper 14+9reb+4ast, J.Reardon 13+5reb+9ast, T.Liesting 8+1reb, B.Kelleher 5+1reb+7ast
gschID: 541366


Eltham W. - Hawthorn M. 90-74

Rather predictable result when fourth ranked Eltham Wildcats (11-4) defeated at home 8th ranked Magic (5-9) 90-74 on Sunday. Eltham Wildcats shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 52.0 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Guard Justin Aver (190-89) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 5 rebounds and 12 assists for the winners and Benjamin Waldren chipped in 17 points and 9 rebounds. Jack Barry (-94) responded with 18 points, 7 assists and 4 steals and Luke Sist scored 16 points and 9 rebounds. Five Eltham Wildcats and four Magic players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Eltham Wildcats maintains fourth place in League with 11-4 record. Loser Magic keeps the eighth position with nine games lost. Eltham Wildcats will face Stingrays (#11) in Geelong in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Magic will play at home against the league's second-placed Knox Raiders and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hawthorn M.: J.Barry 18+3reb+7ast, L.Sist 16+9reb, K.Smith 14+6reb+4ast, A.Bogart-King 13+3reb+3ast, J.Morrison 5+2reb+3ast, C.Dent 4+1ast
Eltham W.: J.Aver 22+5reb+12ast, B.Waldren 17+9reb+2ast, C.Cameron 16+3reb+3ast, J.Malvaso 15+2reb+2ast, S.Grant 11+7reb+3ast, J.Canovan 9+3reb+1ast
gschID: 541368


Hume City - McKinnon C. 84-99

Not a big story in a game in Tullamarine where 10th ranked Hume City Broncos (5-11) were defeated by seventh ranked McKinnon C. (7-7) 99-84 on Sunday. McKinnon C. outrebounded Hume City Broncos 48-31 including a 33-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. Naturalized Croatian forward Ivan Platenik (201-83, college: Alaska-Anch.) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds for the winners and American forward Dillon Stith (200-92, college: St.Vincent) chipped in 21 points and 8 rebounds. Five McKinnon C. players scored in double figures. McKinnon C.'s coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Mike Rose (193-87, college: E.Kentucky) responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds and forward Luke Egan (200-74, college: E.Washington) scored 26 points and 9 rebounds. McKinnon C. maintains seventh place in League with 7-7 record. Loser Hume City Broncos keep the tenth position with 11 games lost. McKinnon C. will face higher ranked Devils (#5) in Werribee in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hume City Broncos will play at home against Ringwood Hawks (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hume City: L.Egan 26+9reb, M.Rose 22+11reb+3ast, L.Jeka 14+4reb+5ast, S.Prendergast 7+2ast, D. Lual 5+1ast, J.Schafer 3
McKinnon C.: I.Platenik 22+10reb+1ast, D.Stith 21+8reb+1ast, D.Walker 15+7reb+3ast, M.Cody 12+2reb+1ast, A.Dench 11+2reb+3ast, N.Mueller 9+4reb
gschID: 541369


Casey C. - Whittlesea City 98-81

Everything went according to plan when sixth ranked Casey C. (8-7) beat at home 12th ranked Whittlesea City (1-14) 98-81 on Sunday. Casey C. dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Whittlesea City's 32. Casey C. forced 22 Whittlesea City turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Whittlesea City's players. American forward Raheem Lemons (196-93, college: Central State) stepped up and scored 26 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners and guard Michael McInnes (189-90) chipped in 26 points and 4 assists. Four Casey C. players scored in double figures. Dominic Bruno responded with 37 points (!!!) and Jonathan Maybank scored 21 points and 5 steals. Newly promoted Casey C. maintains sixth place in League with 8-7 record. Loser Whittlesea City keeps the twelfth position with 14 games lost. Casey C. will face higher ranked Devils (#5) in Werribee in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Whittlesea City will play at home against the league's leader Waverley Falcons (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Whittlesea City: D.Bruno 37+3reb+3ast, J.Maybank 21+4reb+2ast, A.Zeverona 11+3reb+5ast, E.Potts-Broughton 6+10reb+2ast, T. Andersen 2+1reb, D.Van Lunenburg 2+6reb
Casey C.: R.Lemons 26+7reb+6ast, M.McInnes 26+3reb+4ast, D.Johnson 14+3reb+1ast, B.Hobba 10+6reb+2ast, B.Louis 9+6reb+9ast, C.Polk 6+7reb+3ast
gschID: 541370


Ringwood H. - Knox R. 80-85

Leading Ringwood Hawks (12-4) recorded its fourth loss in Heathmont. Hosts were defeated by third ranked Knox Raiders (12-4) 85-80. It was a key game for the second position in League. Knox Raiders made 19-of-25 charity shots (76.0 percent) during the game. Forward Dylan Hare (193-93) nailed 24 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side and Adrian Tomada accounted for 20 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Matthew Snowball came up with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and center Trevor Latham (203) added 13 points and 10 rebounds respectively for Ringwood Hawks in the defeat. Four Knox Raiders and five Ringwood Hawks players scored in double figures. Knox Raiders moved-up to second place in League. Knox Raiders will play against Stingrays (#11) in Geelong in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Ringwood Hawks will play on the road against Hume City Broncos (#10) in Tullamarine and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Ringwood H.: J.Gibson 16+5reb+3ast, M.Snowball 15+5reb+5ast, T.Latham 13+10reb+1ast, M.McCahey 12+8reb+3ast, M.Fennell 10+7reb+3ast, S.Clarke 8+6reb+2ast
Knox R.: D.Hare 24+6reb+5ast, A.Tomada 20+10reb+3ast, A.Thoseby 14+7reb+1ast, C.Kaba 10+4reb+1ast, L.Carroll 8+1reb+1ast, N.Stamatopoulos 5+1reb
gschID: 541367


Waverley F. - Casey C. 87-76

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Waverley Falcons as it allowed them to take a leadership position in League. Waverley Falcons defeated 6th ranked Casey C. in Mount Waverley 87-76. American forward Desmond Simmons (198-92, college: St.Mary's, CA) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds for the winners and guard Jason Reardon (189-83) chipped in 22 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Waverley Falcons' coach used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Mitch Chapman (187-85) responded with 20 points and 4 assists and guard Benjamin Louis (192-88, college: JMU) scored 11 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals. Five Casey C. players scored in double figures. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Newly promoted Casey C. keeps the sixth place with seven games lost. Casey C. will play next round against Devils trying to get back on the winning streak. Waverley Falcons will try to continue on its current victory against twelfth ranked Whittlesea City in Mill Park.
Top scorers:
Casey C.: M.Chapman 20+4reb+4ast, C.Polk 12+10reb, R.Lemons 11+5reb+2ast, B.Louis 11+9reb+4ast, D.Johnson 10+4reb+1ast, M.McInnes 9+1reb+2ast
Waverley F.: D.Simmons 25+10reb+3ast, J.Reardon 22+11reb+4ast, C.Arkell 18+6reb+4ast, M.Harper 7+6reb, B.Kelleher 6+2reb+2ast, D.Neville 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 541365


Werribee D. - Corio Bay S. 88-52

There was no surprise in Werribee where 11th ranked Stingrays (4-10) were outplayed by fifth ranked Devils (9-7) 88-52 on Saturday. Devils maintains fifth place in League with 9-7 record. Loser Stingrays keep the eleventh position with ten games lost. Devils will face Casey C. (#6) in the next round. Stingrays will play against the league's second-placed Knox Raiders (#2) in Wantirna South and hope to win that game.
gschID: 541364


Premier League
Woodville W. - Southern T. 90-81

There was a small surprise in Flinders Park where eighth ranked Woodville Warriors (5-8) won against 6th ranked Noarlunga City Southern Tigers (8-5) 90-81 on Sunday. Woodville Warriors had a 38-27 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Guard Darren Ng (189-83) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and center Daniel Carlin (206-93, college: Westmont) chipped in 19 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks. Woodville Warriors' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international swingman Anthony Drmic (198-92, college: Boise St.) responded with 30 points and 9 rebounds and American forward Mike Nwelue (196-93, college: Drury) scored 15 points and 8 rebounds. Four Noarlunga City Southern Tigers players scored in double figures. Woodville Warriors maintains eighth place in League with 5-8 record. Loser Noarlunga City Southern Tigers dropped to the third position with five games lost. Woodville Warriors will face higher ranked Norwood Flames (#4) in Marden in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers will play on the road against West Adelaide Bearcats in Woodville and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Southern T.: A.Drmic 30+9reb+2ast, M.Nwelue 15+8reb+3ast, D.Jones 12+8reb+3ast, B.Ficken 10+5reb+3ast, J.Dodman 4+5reb+1ast, R.Linton 4+2reb+2ast
Woodville W.: D.Ng 28+12reb+4ast, D.Carlin 19+11reb+1ast, L.Stanbridge 16+5reb+5ast, C.Clausen 8+5reb+3ast, A.Miller 7+7reb+2ast, D.McKee 6+2reb+5ast
gschID: 541473


S.Adelaide P. - Norwood F. 75-93

Rather expected game in Park Holme where 7th ranked South Adelaide Panthers (6-7) were defeated by fifth ranked Norwood Flames (8-5) 93-75 on Sunday. Norwood Flames had a 34-22 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. South Adelaide Panthers were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Matthew Lycett (194-90) stepped up and scored 26 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and American forward Jerrell Sanders (198, college: Ferris St.) chipped in 20 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Five Norwood Flames players scored in double figures. Forward Caleb Davis (206-95, college: Saginaw Valley) responded with 15 points and 6 rebounds and American guard Eian Davis (185-90, college: Albertus Magnus) scored 13 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Norwood Flames moved-up to fourth place in League. Loser South Adelaide Panthers keep the seventh position with seven games lost. Norwood Flames will face Woodville Warriors (#8) in Flinders Park in the next round. South Adelaide Panthers will play at home against the league's second-placed Forestville Eagles and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
S.Adelaide P.: C.Davis 15+6reb+3ast, E.Davis 13+6reb+2ast, J.Reid 9+6reb+1ast, A.Brown 8+2ast, K.Ciabattoni 7+1reb+2ast, C.Myles 5+4reb+2ast
Norwood F.: M.Lycett 26+6reb+3ast, J.Sanders 20+6reb+7ast, K.Smith 13+4reb+7ast, D.Webber 11+10reb+4ast, A.Webber 11+4reb+1ast, M.Long 4+5reb
gschID: 541471


C.District L. - Forestville E. 71-101

Very predictable result in Gawler where third ranked Forestville Eagles (9-4) smashed 9th ranked Central District Lions (2-10) 101-71 on Sunday. Forestville Eagles forced 22 Central District Lions turnovers. Central District Lions were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward John Mawut (198) stepped up and scored 35 points (!!!) for the winners and American guard Jake Rios (188-86, college: Georgia Coll.) chipped in 17 points and 6 assists. American forward Ricardo Martin (203-92, college: Lander) responded with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 14 rebounds and forward Monyjath Makoi (202-96) scored 11 points and 9 rebounds. Four Central District Lions players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Forestville Eagles moved-up to second place in League. Loser Central District Lions keep the ninth position with ten games lost. Forestville Eagles will face South Adelaide Panthers (#7) in Park Holme in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Central District Lions will play on the road against the league's leader North Adelaide Rockets in Greenacres and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
C.District L.: J.Centenera 13+1reb, R.Martin 12+14reb, M.Makoi 11+9reb+2ast, N.Larkins 10+2reb+3ast, K.Sapwell 8+1reb+1ast, A. Cunningham 4+3reb
Forestville E.: J.Mawut 35+4reb+1ast, J.Rios 17+4reb+6ast, A.Garrett 10+13reb+1ast, B.Haydon 9+7reb+6ast, S.Wright 8+5reb, M.Morphett 8+1reb+1ast
gschID: 541474


Southern T. - C.District L. 101-71

Not a big story in a game in Morphett Vale where 9th ranked Central District Lions (2-10) were rolled over by sixth ranked Noarlunga City Southern Tigers (8-5) 101-71 on Saturday. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers forced 23 Central District Lions turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 54 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Noarlunga City Southern Tigers made 41 blocks. The former international swingman Anthony Drmic (198-92, college: Boise St.) stepped up and scored 21 points, 7 assists and 6 steals for the winners and American forward Mike Nwelue (196-93, college: Drury) chipped in 15 points and 12 assists (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!). Four Noarlunga City Southern Tigers players scored in double figures. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers' coach felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. American forward Ricardo Martin (203-92, college: Lander) responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 assists and Koen Sapwell scored 14 points. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers moved-up to third place in League. Loser Central District Lions keep the ninth position with ten games lost. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers will face West Adelaide Bearcats (#5) in Woodville in the next round. Central District Lions will play on the road against the league's leader North Adelaide Rockets (#1) in Greenacres and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
C.District L.: R.Martin 20+2reb+12ast, K.Sapwell 14+3reb+1ast, T.Hoffmann 9+1reb+2ast, B.Nathan 7+1reb+6ast, J.Centenera 7+2reb+2ast, N.Larkins 7+1reb+4ast
Southern T.: A.Drmic 21+7ast, M.Nwelue 15+12ast, D.Jones 14+3reb+6ast, B.Ficken 13+4reb+6ast, R.Linton 8+2reb+3ast, J.Dodman 8+1reb+3ast
gschID: 541467


S.Adelaide P. - Woodville W. 76-65

Everything could happen in Park Holme at the game between two tied teams. Both seventh ranked South Adelaide Panthers and 8th ranked Woodville Warriors had identical 5-7 record. This time South Adelaide Panthers used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Flinders Park 76-65 on Saturday night. South Adelaide Panthers forced 19 Woodville Warriors turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 46 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when South Adelaide Panthers made 35 blocks. American guard Eian Davis (185-90, college: Albertus Magnus) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!), 12 assists and 6 steals for the winners and forward Caleb Davis (206-95, college: Saginaw Valley) chipped in 7 points and 11 assists. Forward Luke Stanbridge (192-90) responded with 26 points and 6 assists and center Daniel Carlin (206-93, college: Westmont) scored 7 points and 10 assists. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. South Adelaide Panthers maintains seventh place in League with 6-7 record. Loser Woodville Warriors keep the eighth position with eight games lost. South Adelaide Panthers will face league's second-placed Forestville Eagles in Goodwood in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Woodville Warriors will play on the road against Norwood Flames (#4) in Marden and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Woodville W.: L.Stanbridge 26+4reb+6ast, D.Ng 9+6ast, S.Richardson 7+2reb, D.Carlin 7+3reb+10ast, C.Clausen 5+2reb+8ast, J.Maiorana 4+1reb+3ast
S.Adelaide P.: E.Davis 34+3reb+12ast, J.Reid 10+1reb+5ast, C.Davis 7+2reb+11ast, B.Regester 7+2reb+1ast, K.Ciabattoni 6+1reb+1ast, J. Hoppo 4+3reb+8ast
gschID: 541466


W.Adelaide B. - Norwood F. 76-79

Important game to mention about took place in Woodville. Fifth ranked Norwood Flames (8-5) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging second-ranked West Adelaide Bearcats (8-5) 79-76 in the game for the fourth place. Norwood Flames looked well-organized offensively handing out 35 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Norwood Flames made 25 blocks. Guard Matthew Lycett (194-90) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 assists for the winners and American guard Kellen Smith (185-93, college: Saginaw Valley) chipped in 22 points and 6 steals. American guard Dee Oldham (193-94, college: Chattanooga) responded with 15 points and 7 assists and the other American import forward Harold Ridgeway (203, college: Midland) scored 13 points and 6 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Norwood Flames moved-up to fourth place in League. Norwood Flames will face Woodville Warriors (#8) in Flinders Park in the next round. West Adelaide Bearcats will play at home against Noarlunga City Southern Tigers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
W.Adelaide B.: D.Oldham 15+3reb+7ast, J.West 15+3reb+2ast, T.Kubank 14+2reb+5ast, H.Ridgeway 13+3reb+6ast, T.Braithwaite 9+2reb+1ast, P.Thomas 7+4reb+11ast
Norwood F.: K.Smith 22+1reb+2ast, M.Lycett 16+1reb+13ast, D.Webber 15+3reb+6ast, J.Sanders 12+4reb+7ast, A.Webber 6+1reb+5ast, E. Steele 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 541468


Forestville E. - Eastern M. 97-76

There was no surprise in Goodwood where 10th ranked Eastern Mavericks (1-11) were outplayed by third ranked Forestville Eagles (9-4) 97-76 on Saturday. Forestville Eagles forced 37 Eastern Mavericks turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 50 assists comparing to just 36 passes made by Eastern Mavericks' players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Forestville Eagles made 29 blocks. Sudanese forward Majok Deng (208-93, college: La-Monroe) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 14 assists for the winners and American forward Antonio Garrett (198, college: Idaho Coll.) chipped in 19 points and 13 assists. Four Forestville Eagles players scored in double figures. Devon Mcgee responded with 17 points and 6 assists and guard Lachlan Barker (179-96) scored 18 points and 4 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Forestville Eagles moved-up to second place in League. Loser Eastern Mavericks keep the tenth position with 11 games lost. Forestville Eagles will face South Adelaide Panthers (#7) in Park Holme in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Eastern Mavericks will play on the road against Sturt Sabres in Pasadena and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Eastern M.: L.Barker 18+2reb+4ast, D.Mcgee 17+3reb+6ast, M.Hundley 11+5reb+5ast, M.Stock 9+3reb+3ast, D.Shorne 8+2reb+5ast, T.Cioffi 6+2reb+3ast
Forestville E.: M.Deng 26+1reb+14ast, A.Garrett 19+2reb+13ast, J.Mawut 15+4reb+6ast, B.Haydon 10+2ast, C.Newland 10+1reb+1ast, M.Harris 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 541469


N.Adelaide R. - Sturt S. 93-86

No shocking result in a game in Greenacres where first ranked North Adelaide Rockets (10-3) won against 4th placed Sturt Sabres (7-6) 93-86 on Saturday. North Adelaide Rockets forced 19 Sturt Sabres turnovers and outrebounded them 49-30 including a 20-2 advantage in offensive rebounds. American forward Alexander Starling (198-89, college: Beth.-Cookman) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 15 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import guard Aric Miller (190-90, college: Armstr.Atlantic) chipped in 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Jacob Rigoni (198-98) responded with 27 points and 9 rebounds (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field) and naturalized Greek power forward Max Calligeros (197-92) scored 16 points and 6 rebounds. Four Sturt Sabres players scored in double figures. Sturt Sabres' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. North Adelaide Rockets maintains first place in League with 10-3 record. Loser Sturt Sabres dropped to the sixth position with six games lost. North Adelaide Rockets will face Central District Lions (#9) in Gawler in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Sturt Sabres will play at home against Eastern Mavericks and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Sturt S.: J.Rigoni 27+9reb+2ast, M.Calligeros 16+6reb+1ast, J.Turnbull 13+1reb+1ast, H.Burns 12+3ast, H.Reemst 9+1reb+1ast, C.McMath 5+5reb+3ast
N.Adelaide R.: A.Starling 27+15reb+3ast, A.Miller 21+5reb+4ast, B.Jonnek 13+5reb, R.Harding 9+5reb+2ast, L.Mapunda 9+5reb+4ast, J.Wernham 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 541465


Eastern M. - N.Adelaide R. 80-108

Very expected game in Mt. Barker where 10th ranked Eastern Mavericks (1-11) were crushed by first ranked North Adelaide Rockets (10-3) 108-80 on Sunday. North Adelaide Rockets dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Eastern Mavericks' 40. North Adelaide Rockets forced 23 Eastern Mavericks turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American guard Aric Miller (190-90, college: Armstr.Atlantic) stepped up and scored 28 points for the winners and his fellow American import forward Alexander Starling (198-89, college: Beth.-Cookman) chipped in 21 points and 4 assists. Guard Lachlan Barker (179-96) responded with 16 points and 7 rebounds and American center Michael Hundley (206-93, college: Ashland) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks. Five North Adelaide Rockets and four Eastern Mavericks players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. North Adelaide Rockets maintains first place in League with 10-3 record. Loser Eastern Mavericks keep the tenth position with 11 games lost. North Adelaide Rockets will face Central District Lions (#9) in Gawler in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Eastern Mavericks will play on the road against Sturt Sabres in Pasadena and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Eastern M.: L.Barker 16+7reb+1ast, S.Vozzo 13+1reb, T.Cioffi 12+3reb+2ast, M.Hundley 12+11reb+1ast, D.Mcgee 9+3reb, R.Aktanarowicz 8+3reb+2ast
N.Adelaide R.: A.Miller 28+3reb+3ast, A.Starling 21+1reb+4ast, B.Jonnek 20+1reb+3ast, L.Mapunda 13+5reb+5ast, J.Wernham 10+8reb, R.Harding 7+3reb+3ast
gschID: 541470


Sturt S. - W.Adelaide B. 62-84

Quite upsetting was Sturt Sabres' 22-point home defeat in a game versus West Adelaide Bearcats who smashed hosts . They outrebounded Sturt Sabres 42-30 including 29 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American guard Dee Oldham (193-94, college: Chattanooga) who scored 31 points and 6 rebounds (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!). Guard Patrick Thomas (190, college: Mary) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. Five West Adelaide Bearcats players scored in double figures. Guard Sam Daly (193-95, college: Chaminade) produced 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and forward Jacob Rigoni (198-98) added 14 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Sturt Sabres' coach gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Despite that victory West Adelaide Bearcats went down to fifth position (League) due to points difference. Sturt Sabres at the other side dropped to the sixth place with six games lost. West Adelaide Bearcats will meet at home higher ranked Noarlunga City Southern Tigers (#3) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Sturt Sabres will play against Eastern Mavericks and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Sturt S.: S.Daly 20+6reb+5ast, J.Rigoni 14+6reb+1ast, M.Calligeros 8+5reb, J.Turnbull 6+1reb, J.Warbout 5+6reb+2ast, C.McMath 3+1reb+1ast
W.Adelaide B.: D.Oldham 31+6reb+2ast, P.Thomas 14+12reb+5ast, J.West 14+5reb+1ast, T.Kubank 12+5reb+2ast, H.Ridgeway 10+6reb, A.Spadavecchia 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 541472


QBL
Logan T. - SW Metro P. 91-92

The game between closely ranked teams ended with seventh ranked South West Metro Pirates' (5-4) road victory over 8th ranked Logan T. (4-6) 92-91 on Saturday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Logan T. won third quarter 29-26. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Logan T. 39-24 including a 19-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. American forward Tanner McGrew (203-93, college: W.Virg.Wesl., agency: Duran International) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and the former international power forward Daniel Kickert (208-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) chipped in 19 points and 10 rebounds. Swingman Michael Cedar (190-86) responded with 18 points and 7 assists and swingman Samuel Johns (193-95) scored 18 points and 4 assists. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. South West Metro Pirates moved-up to sixth place in League. Loser Logan T. keeps the eighth position with six games lost. South West Metro Pirates will face Rockhampton Rockets (#9) at home in the next round. Logan T. will play against Rockhampton Rockets and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Logan T.: S.Johns 18+4reb+4ast, M.Cedar 18+3reb+7ast, T.Ammar 15+1reb+1ast, S.Carroll 15+2reb+4ast, K.Post 10+6reb+2ast, C.Salecich 9+1reb+4ast
SW Metro P.: T.McGrew 25+11reb+5ast, D.Kickert 19+10reb+3ast, V.Williams Jr. 18+5reb+3ast, J.Allen 17+6reb+1ast, R.Vines 11+3reb+5ast, J.Bairstow 2
gschID: 541560


Sunshine CR - Ipswich F. 98-96

Not a big story in a game when 9th ranked Ipswich Force (3-7) was edged on the road by fifth ranked Sunshine CR (6-1) 98-96 on Saturday. However just two-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The game without a history. Sunshine CR led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Sunshine CR outrebounded Ipswich Force 37-24 including 25 on the defensive glass. Ipswich Force was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Isaih Tueta (187-91) stepped up and scored 24 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners and power forward Joshua Tueta (202-89, college: MSU-Northern) chipped in 21 points and 5 rebounds. American guard James Legan (190-87, college: E.Carolina, agency: Court Side) responded with 37 points (!!!) (on 15-of-19 shooting from the field) and the other American import forward Kyle Harvey (196-91, college: Williams Baptist) scored 18 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Sunshine CR moved-up to fourth place in League. Loser Ipswich Force dropped to the tenth position with seven games lost. Sunshine CR will face Toowoomba Mountaineers (#14) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Ipswich Force will play against Brisbane Capitals (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Ipswich F.: J.Legan 37+2reb+2ast, K.Harvey 18+7reb, J.Ralph 14+5reb+2ast, J.Derksen 14+2reb+2ast, A.Bior 8+6reb+1ast, L.Shelley 3
Sunshine CR: I.Tueta 24+5reb+7ast, J.Tueta 21+5reb+2ast, L.Hurdle 18+6reb+1ast, Z.Meehl 13+3reb+4ast, R.Sutton 10+4reb+1ast, Z.Meehl 5+1reb
gschID: 541561


Toowoomba M. - Brisbane C. 65-72

Everything went according to plan when third ranked Brisbane Capitals (7-1) beat on the road 14th ranked Toowoomba Mountaineers (1-8) 72-65 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 40-27 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Brisbane Capitals forced 28 Toowoomba Mountaineers turnovers. American point guard Aaron Anderson (178, college: N.Dakota) stepped up and scored 23 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and naturalized New Zealand swingman Zac Carter (203-89) chipped in 16 points and 8 rebounds. Four Brisbane Capitals players scored in double figures. Forward Manylok Malek (201-94) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 22 rebounds and American guard Jalil Abdul-Bassit (193, college: Oregon) scored 20 points and 6 rebounds. Brisbane Capitals maintains third place in League with 7-1 record having 2 victories less than leader Mackay M. Loser Toowoomba Mountaineers keep the fourteenth position with eight games lost. Brisbane Capitals will face Ipswich Force (#10) in Booval in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Toowoomba Mountaineers will play on the road against Maroochydore Clippers (#12) in Cotton Tree and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Toowoomba M.: M.Malek 21+22reb, J.Abdul-Bassit 20+6reb+1ast, P.Aleer 9+7reb, J.Washington 7+3reb+9ast, M.Nolen 5+1reb, J.Seaby 2+1reb
Brisbane C.: A.Anderson 23+5reb+5ast, Z.Carter 16+8reb+2ast, P.Onwas 11+7reb+2ast, D.Rychart 10+10reb+1ast, C.Lam 5+2reb+1ast, J.Davis 4+7reb
gschID: 541563


Mackay M. - Gladstone P. 100-93

There was no surprise when 13th ranked Gladstone Port City Power (1-6) was defeated on the road by first ranked Mackay Meteors (9-1) 100-93 on Saturday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 35-23. But Gladstone Port City Power won second period 30-27. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Mackay Meteors made 22-of-27 free shots (81.5 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Guard Shaun Bruce (190-91) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 9 rebounds and 14 assists for the winners and the former international forward Lucas Walker (202-84, college: St.Mary's, CA) chipped in 23 points and 6 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). American guard Ray Willis (198-89, college: N.C.Central, agency: HMS) responded with 39 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 8 assists and the other American import forward Willie Shackleford (198-85, college: Martin Methodist) scored 11 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Mackay Meteors maintains first place in League with 9-1 record. Loser Gladstone Port City Power keeps the thirteenth position with six games lost. Mackay Meteors will face league's second-placed Cairns Marlins at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week.
Top scorers:
Gladstone P.: R.Willis 39+7reb+8ast, R.Lawyer 18+1reb, W.Shackleford 11+8reb+6ast, N.Musters 11+3reb+3ast, T.Allen 5+2reb, D.Owen 5+2reb+1ast
Mackay M.: L.Walker 23+6reb+3ast, L.Blicavs 21+4reb, S.Bruce 19+9reb+14ast, C.Tragardh 17+3reb+4ast, M.Gamblin 7+1reb, B.Rasmussen 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 541562


Cairns M. - Gold Coast R. 99-85

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Cairns Marlins (8-2) won against at home 10th ranked Rollers (3-7) 99-85 on Saturday. Cairns Marlins forced 20 Rollers turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. Point guard Damon Heuir (191-91, college: S.Utah) stepped up and scored 32 points and 4 assists for the winners and swingman Tevin Jackson (201-94, college: McNeese St.) chipped in 17 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Cairns Marlins' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Torrey Craig (198-90, college: USC Upstate) responded with 32 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import swingman Devon Sullivan (201-86, college: S.Connecticut) scored 9 points and 12 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Cairns Marlins maintains second place in League with 8-2 record behind leader Mackay M. Loser Rollers dropped to the eleventh position with seven games lost. Cairns Marlins will face league's leader Mackay Meteors on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Rollers will play against Rockhampton Rockets (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Gold Coast R.: T.Craig 32+8reb+5ast, T.Green 14+3reb+1ast, D.Vale 13+4reb+4ast, J.Patton Croker 10+4reb+3ast, D.Sullivan 9+12reb+2ast, S.McGregor 5+1reb+2ast
Cairns M.: D.Heuir 32+3reb+4ast, A.Fisher 19+10reb+2ast, T.Jackson 17+10reb+6ast, A.Bin Tahal 11+3reb+1ast, A.Loughton 7+5reb, J.Weeks 7+3reb+14ast
gschID: 541564


Brisbane S. - Suncoast PC 87-80

Very expected game when 12th ranked Maroochydore Clippers (2-6) were defeated on the road by seventh ranked Brisbane Spartans (5-5) 87-80 on Sunday. Brisbane Spartans outrebounded Maroochydore Clippers 48-36 including 16 on the offensive glass. The former international center Tom Jervis (211-87, college: Troy) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds for the winners and swingman Glenn Scott (194-85) chipped in 23 points and 8 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). American guard Breland Hogan (185, college: Grand Valley St.) responded with 27 points and 6 rebounds and guard Matthew Kenyon (195-98) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Brisbane Spartans maintains seventh place in League with 5-5 record. Loser Maroochydore Clippers keep the twelfth position with six games lost. Brisbane Spartans will face higher ranked Sunshine CR (#4) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Maroochydore Clippers will play against Toowoomba Mountaineers (#14) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Suncoast PC: B.Hogan 27+6reb+2ast, T.Fullarton 14+2reb+2ast, J.Hill 14+8reb+2ast, M.Kenyon 11+13reb+5ast, C.Massingale 8+6reb+1ast, M.Donaldson 4+1ast
Brisbane S.: G.Scott 23+8reb, T.Jervis 19+12reb+2ast, B.Volkman 16+10reb+3ast, D.McDowell-White 11+1reb+2ast, W.McDowell-White 8+11reb+7ast, M.Philp 6+2reb+5ast
gschID: 541565


Townsville H. - Gold Coast R. 78-80

There was a surprise result in Hermit Park where tenth ranked Rollers (3-7) edged 4th placed Townsville Heat (6-3) 80-78 on Friday. The guests trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 28-19 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Rollers forced 22 Townsville Heat turnovers. American forward Torrey Craig (198-90, college: USC Upstate) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals for the winners and swingman Dwayne Vale (193-85) chipped in 21 points. American power forward Justin Baker (203-89, college: Utah Valley) responded with 25 points and 9 rebounds and the former international swingman Peter Crawford (193-79) scored 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Townsville Heat's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Despite that victory Rollers went down to eleventh position (League) due to points difference. Loser Townsville Heat dropped to the fifth place with three games lost. Rollers will face higher ranked Rockhampton Rockets (#9) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Townsville Heat will play against the league's second-placed Cairns Marlins (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Townsville H.: J.Baker 25+9reb+2ast, P.Crawford 19+7reb+5ast, J.Anderson 12+3reb+1ast, M.Rees 8+4reb+4ast, K.Tudehope 6+4reb+3ast, J.Spiers 4+1reb
Gold Coast R.: T.Craig 21+11reb+7ast, D.Vale 21+3reb, T.Green 15+4reb+2ast, J.Patton Croker 10+1reb+1ast, A.Darragh 6+3reb+3ast, D.Sullivan 5+6reb+4ast
gschID: 541559


SBL
Willetton T. - Rockingham F. 89-70

Not a big story in a game in Willetton where 10th ranked Flames (8-12) were rolled over by second ranked Tigers (15-3) 89-70 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Tigers. Flames was better in third quarter 26-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Flames were plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American swingman Jay Bowie (196-92, college: Marist) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals for the winners and guard Damien Scott (190-92) chipped in 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Tigers players scored in double figures. American forward Vincent Zollo (206-92, college: Cleveland St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 16 rebounds and the other American import forward Donovon Jack (206-93, college: Penn St.) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Tigers maintains second place in League with 15-3 record having just fourteen point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Flames keep the tenth position with 12 games lost. Tigers will face league's leader Buccaneers in Wonthella in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Flames will play on the road against Slammers (#6) in Bunbury and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Rockingham F.: V.Zollo 23+16reb+2ast, D.Jack 16+11reb, M.Honey 11+3reb+2ast, R.Godfrey 8+3reb+3ast, B.Samuelson 5+2reb+4ast, J.Beard 3+1ast
Willetton T.: J.Bowie 23+12reb+7ast, D.Scott 20+6reb+5ast, K.Armour 11+6reb+3ast, N.Cody 10+4reb, L.Jackson 6+2reb+1ast, M.Collins 6+4reb
gschID: 541750


Mandurah M. - Perth R. 74-95

Everything went according to plan in Mandurah where fourth ranked Redbacks (12-6) outscored 14th ranked Magic (2-17) 95-74 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Redbacks. Magic was better in fourth quarter 23-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Redbacks forced 19 Magic turnovers. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. American power forward Lee Roberts (201-87, college: Findlay, OH) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and power forward Michael Vigor (206-90) chipped in 12 points and 7 rebounds. Four Redbacks players scored in double figures. American guard Will McNeill (185-90, college: Washburn) responded with 40 points (!!!) (on 16-of-21 shooting from the field) and the other American import forward Taylor Mullenax (200-86, college: St.Edward's) scored 8 points and 6 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Redbacks maintains fourth place in League with 12-6 record. Loser Magic keeps the fourteenth position with 17 games lost. Redbacks will face Cougars (#5) in Hamilton Hill in the next round. Magic will play at home against Hawks (#8) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Mandurah M.: W.McNeill 40+4reb+2ast, T.Mullenax 8+6reb, A.Bowman 8+2reb+1ast, D.Ballantyne 5+4reb+1ast, C.Curtis 5+1ast, C.Simpson 3+2reb
Perth R.: B.Smith 18+1reb+1ast, L.Roberts 17+11reb+3ast, I.Gattorna-Hargrave 13+1reb, M.Nelson 13+3reb+5ast, M.Vigor 12+7reb+3ast, D.Mawein 8+1reb
gschID: 541748


Cockburn C. - East Perth E. 102-100

There was no surprise in Hamilton Hill where 11th ranked Eagles (7-13) were edged by sixth ranked Cougars (11-8) 102-100 on Sunday. However just two-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Cougars looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. American forward Jalen Billups (198-92, college: N.Kentucky, agency: Haylett Sports) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and swingman Gavin Field (202-89, college: W.Georgia) chipped in 26 points and 12 rebounds. Guard Mason Bragg (182-93) responded with 23 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) and American center Kevin Davis (206-91, college: Cent.Washington) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Cougars moved-up to fifth place in League. Loser Eagles keep the eleventh position with 13 games lost. Cougars will face higher ranked Redbacks (#4) in Northbridge in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Eagles will play at home against the league's leader Buccaneers (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
East Perth E.: M.Bragg 23+6reb+6ast, D.Williamson 23+3reb+2ast, K.Davis 16+12reb+3ast, K.Anthony 15+3reb, J.Tupaea 8+5reb+6ast, C.Easley 7+8reb+2ast
Cockburn C.: J.Billups 26+14reb+4ast, G.Field 26+12reb+2ast, L.Cummings 21+3ast, S.Chan 15+7reb+8ast, R.Della Maddalena 8+4reb+1ast, J.Holmes 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 541751


Goldfields G. - Lakeside L. 83-73

There was a small surprise in Kalgoorlie where twelfth ranked Giants (6-11) won against 9th ranked Lightning (8-11) 83-73 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 7 points at the halftime before their 49-32 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Giants looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Giants made 7 blocks. American power forward Jacob Holmen (202-91, college: N.Texas) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks for the winners and guard Brandon Holloway (183-93) chipped in 21 points and 7 assists. Giants' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward James Padgett (203-91, college: Maryland) responded with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 16 rebounds and the other American import guard Devon Atkinson (185, college: Morehead St.) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Giants maintains twelfth place in League with 6-11 record. Loser Lightning keeps the ninth position with 11 games lost. Giants will face higher ranked Stirling S. (#7) in Perth in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Lakeside L.: J.Padgett 24+16reb+3ast, C.Shervill 19+6reb, D.Atkinson 10+11reb+7ast, R.Mackenzie 10+7reb+2ast, D.Morgan 5+5reb+1ast, T.Parkinson 5+4reb
Goldfields G.: J.Holmen 23+10reb+5ast, B.Holloway 21+3reb+7ast, M.Tierney 10+2reb+2ast, A.Atem 10+9reb, J.Pillard 8+5reb+5ast, L.Pike 5+4reb+2ast
gschID: 541749


SW Slammers - Kalamunda E.S. 88-91

There was an upset in Bunbury where higher ranked Slammers (10-6) were edged by thirteenth ranked Suns (6-16) 91-88 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 9 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 3 points. Suns made 26-of-31 free shots (83.9 percent) during the game. American guard Courtney Belger (187-89, college: Quincy) stepped up and scored 30 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners and Billy Grey chipped in 9 points and 11 rebounds. Suns' coach Michael Clarke allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Naturalized American power forward Clive Weeden (206-87, college: Dartmouth) responded with a double-double by scoring 30 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and American-Irish forward Brian Voelkel (198-92, college: Vermont, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) scored 6 points, 17 rebounds and 6 assists. Suns maintains thirteenth place in League with 6-16 record. Loser Slammers dropped to the sixth position with six games lost. Suns will face league's second-placed Tigers in Willetton in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
SW Slammers: C.Weeden 30+12reb+1ast, M.Lay 21+4reb+3ast, T.Nichols 18+2reb+4ast, C.Douglas 8+4reb+1ast, B.Voelkel 6+17reb+6ast, B.England 3
Kalamunda E.S.: C.Belger 30+5reb+7ast, R.Brandenberg 12+2reb+1ast, R.Blanchett 11+4reb, K.Horn 9+2reb, B.Grey 9+11reb+1ast, J.Lewis 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 541747


Geraldton B. - Joondalup Wolves 92-67

Rather predictable result in Wonthella where first ranked Buccaneers (16-2) smashed 3rd placed Wanneroo (13-6) 92-67 on Saturday. The game without a history. Buccaneers led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Buccaneers forced 19 Wanneroo turnovers and outrebounded them 49-38 including a 32-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. American forward Dwayne Benjamin (201-93, college: Oregon) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners and his fellow American import forward Maurice Barrow (196-92, college: Fairfield) chipped in 10 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Buccaneers players scored in double figures. The former international guard Reece Maxwell (186-90) responded with 12 points and 7 rebounds and naturalized Greek guard Trian Iliadis (190-89, college: ODU) scored 8 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Buccaneers maintains first place in League with 16-2 record. Loser Wanneroo keeps the third position with six games lost. Buccaneers will face league's second-placed Tigers in Willetton in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Wanneroo will play on the road against Lightning in North Lake and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Joondalup Wolves: R.Wright 14+3reb, R.Maxwell 12+7reb, R.Huntington 8+5reb+1ast, T.Iliadis 8+6reb+4ast, S.Salinas 7+3reb+1ast, S.Easther 5+4reb+1ast
Geraldton B.: D.Benjamin 35+11reb+6ast, A.Ralph 13+5reb+2ast, M.Barrow 10+8reb+5ast, M.Wundenberg 10+10reb+2ast, J.Hussey 8+8reb+6ast, M.Hancock 8+3reb+3ast
gschID: 541746


East Perth E. - SW Slammers 90-92

Not a big story in a game in Morley where 11th ranked Eagles (7-13) were edged by fifth ranked Slammers (10-6) 92-90 on Friday. Eagles were trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 5-point lead after three quarters before a 23-16 charge of Slammers, which allowed them to win the game. American-Irish forward Brian Voelkel (198-92, college: Vermont, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 18 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners and American guard Tre Nichols (180-89, college: Boise St., agency: SDJ Sports) chipped in 26 points and 6 rebounds. American center Kevin Davis (206-91, college: Cent.Washington) responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds and the other American import power forward Corey Easley (206-83, college: Minn.St.-Mankato) scored 21 points and 8 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Eagles' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Despite that victory Slammers went down to sixth position (League) due to points difference. Loser Eagles keep the eleventh place with 13 games lost. Slammers will face Flames (#10) in Rockingham in the next round. Eagles will play at home against the league's leader Buccaneers and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
East Perth E.: K.Davis 22+13reb+3ast, C.Easley 21+8reb+2ast, D.Williamson 21+2reb+6ast, J.Tupaea 10+4reb+7ast, M.Bragg 7+3reb+4ast, C.Bonnar 3+1reb
SW Slammers: T.Nichols 26+6reb+3ast, B.Voelkel 17+18reb+9ast, C.Douglas 16+1reb, M.Lay 14+1reb+5ast, C.Weeden 9+5reb+1ast, T.Puot 8+2reb+1ast
gschID: 541745


Rockingham F. - Stirling S. 64-66

The game between closely ranked teams ended with ninth ranked Stirling S.'s (8-9) road victory over 10th ranked Flames (8-12) 66-64 on Friday. The guests trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 16-13 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Stirling S. dominated on the defensive end, holding Flames to just 7 points in third quarter. The former international forward Cody Ellis (203-90, college: St.Louis) stepped up and scored 21 points and 5 assists for the winners and power forward Ashley Litterick (202) chipped in 7 points and 5 rebounds. Stirling S.'s coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American forward Donovon Jack (206-93, college: Penn St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Ryan Godfrey (187-90, college: W.Georgia) scored 16 points and 5 assists. Stirling S. moved-up to seventh place in League. Loser Flames keep the tenth position with 12 games lost. Stirling S. will face Giants (#12) in Kalgoorlie in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Flames will play on the road against Slammers in Bunbury and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Rockingham F.: D.Jack 19+11reb+4ast, R.Godfrey 16+1reb+5ast, V.Zollo 11+10reb, J.Beard 7+2reb+2ast, K.Beard 5+1reb+2ast, B.Samuelson 3+2reb+5ast
Stirling S.: C.Ellis 21+3reb+5ast, A.Litterick 7+5reb+2ast, A.Bruton 7, J.Throns 6+6reb+1ast, C.Wroe 6+5reb+3ast, R.Vague 6+6reb
gschID: 541744


Perry Lakes H. - Cockburn C. 94-77

There was an upset in Floreat where higher ranked Cougars (11-8) were defeated by tenth ranked Hawks (8-10) 94-77 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 16-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 94-77. Hawks made 16-of-18 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. Hawks outrebounded Cougars 48-37 including a 35-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. Guard Matthew Adekponya (194-90) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners and American center Brian Carlwell (211-87, college: San Diego St.) chipped in 17 points and 12 rebounds. Five Hawks players scored in double figures. Swingman Gavin Field (202-89, college: W.Georgia) responded with 14 points and 8 rebounds and guard Seva Chan (187-94) scored 17 points and 5 assists. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Hawks moved-up to eighth place in League. Loser Cougars dropped to the fifth position with eight games lost. Hawks will face Magic (#14) in Mandurah in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Cougars will play on the road against Redbacks (#4) in Northbridge and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Cockburn C.: J.Billups 19+2reb+1ast, S.Chan 17+2reb+5ast, G.Field 14+8reb+3ast, D.Thomas 8+2reb+3ast, R.Della Maddalena 6+10reb+2ast, L.Cummings 4+2reb+1ast
Perry Lakes H.: M.Adekponya 25+10reb+6ast, B.Carlwell 17+12reb+1ast, B.Purser 12+10reb+1ast, R.Waters 11+3reb+2ast, B.Cole-Heath 11+3reb+1ast, R.Smith 10+1ast
gschID: 541743


SEABL
Ballarat M. - Canberra G. 104-70

No shocking result in a game in Wendouree where second ranked Ballarat Miners (11-5) outleveled 7th ranked Canberra Gunners (1-14) 104-70 on Saturday. Ballarat Miners dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Canberra Gunners' 34 and had 24 for 34 from the free-throw line, while Canberra Gunners only scored six points from the stripe. They outrebounded Canberra Gunners 52-34 including a 37-25 advantage in defensive rebounds. Ballarat Miners looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. American guard Davon Usher (198-92, college: Delaware) stepped up and scored 24 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import forward Marvin King-Davis (201-93, college: Delaware) chipped in 22 points and 8 rebounds. Four Ballarat Miners players scored in double figures. Center Ben Allen (211-86, college: St.Mary's, CA) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists and guard Daniel Joyce (194-87) scored 17 points and 5 assists. Canberra Gunners' coach already knew that his team would not have a big chance, so allowed to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Ballarat Miners maintains second place in League with 11-5 record having just eight point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Canberra Gunners keep the seventh position with 14 games lost. Ballarat Miners will face league's leader Mount Gambier Pioneers in Mt Gambier in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Canberra Gunners will play at home against the league's leader Spectres (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Canberra G.: B.Doran 17+3reb+2ast, D.Joyce 17+3reb+5ast, B.Allen 15+14reb+6ast, J.Toohey 6+3reb, I.Morison 5+2reb, R.Kaye 3+1reb+1ast
Ballarat M.: D.Usher 24+5reb+2ast, M.King-Davis 22+8reb+1ast, P.Hooley 13+6reb+7ast, C.Moller 11+10reb+2ast, L.Henry 9+5reb+5ast, S.Short 8+6reb+3ast
gschID: 546586


Sandringham S. - Nunawading S. 96-93

A very interesting game took place in Cheltenham. It ended with only three-point defeat on the road of leader Spectres (13-4) to fifth ranked Sabres (7-9) 96-93 on Saturday evening. Strangely Spectres outrebounded Sabres 37-25 including a 14-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. American forward Jerry Evans (203-90, college: Nevada) orchestrated the victory by scoring 32 points and 7 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Ethan ODay (206, college: Vermont) contributed with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Power forward Simon Conn (206-83, college: Gardner-Webb) answered with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 14 rebounds and American center Dain Swetalla (206-86, college: Augustana, IL) added 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Spectres. Five Spectres players scored in double figures. Sabres maintains fifth place in League with 7-9 record. Spectres at the other side still keep top position with four games lost. Sabres' next round opponent will be Bandits (#5) in Albury. Spectres will play on the road against Canberra Gunners (#7) in Belconnen and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Nunawading S.: S.Conn 24+14reb+2ast, D.Swetalla 19+5reb+5ast, M.O'Hea 15+3reb+1ast, S.McDonald 12+4reb+8ast, T.Wright 11+2reb+2ast, A.Steel 9+4reb
Sandringham S.: J.Evans 32+7reb, E.O'Day 25+10reb+1ast, J.Batish 11+1ast, I.Hadziomerovic 10+6reb+7ast, A.Macdonald 9+3ast, N.Crosswell 9+2reb+10ast
gschID: 541860


Bendigo B. - Frankston 85-97

There was an upset when 3rd placed Bendigo Braves (9-8) were defeated at home by seventh ranked Frankston Blues (5-12) 97-85 on Saturday. American forward Alex Francis (198-91, college: Bryant, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) stepped up and scored 23 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import forward Nate Buss (206-92, college: N.Iowa) chipped in 16 points and 8 rebounds. Five Frankston Blues players scored in double figures. American power forward CJ Aiken (206-90, college: St.Joseph's) responded with a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 18 rebounds and point guard Adam Doyle (176-91) scored 16 points and 6 assists. Frankston Blues maintains seventh place in League with 5-12 record. Loser Bendigo Braves keep the third position with eight games lost. Frankston Blues will face higher ranked Tigers (#6) in Melbourne in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Bendigo Braves will play on the road against Dandenong Rangers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bendigo B.: C.Aiken 34+18reb+1ast, A.Doyle 16+4reb+6ast, D.Starks 13+4reb+5ast, M.Andronicos 9+3reb, C.Adkins 5+1ast, D.Hansen 3+1reb
Frankston: A.Francis 23+8reb+2ast, T.Dyson 17+4reb+1ast, N.Buss 16+8reb+3ast, J.Macaulay 14+5reb+4ast, B.Lewis 13+7reb+7ast, T.Smith-Milner 11+8reb+2ast
gschID: 546585


NW Tasmania - Albury W.B. 89-86

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fourth ranked NW Tasmania Thunder's (8-8) home victory over 5th ranked Bandits (8-8) 89-86 on Saturday. American forward Jeremiah Ingram (201-93, college: N.C.Central) stepped up and scored 24 points and 5 assists for the winners and power forward Chudier Pal (205-91, college: NC-Asheville) chipped in 19 points and 7 rebounds. American forward TJ Robinson (203-89, college: Long Beach St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 17 rebounds and point guard Deba George (183-85) scored 26 points and 8 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. NW Tasmania Thunder maintains fourth place in League with 8-8 record. NW Tasmania Thunder will face Geelong Supercats (#4) at home in the next round. Bandits will play against Kilsyth Cobras and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Albury W.B.: D.George 26+4reb+8ast, T.Robinson 26+17reb+1ast, D.Harding 10+7reb, J.Terrell 10+2reb, M.Newton 7+9reb+1ast, S.Dearborn 5+1reb
NW Tasmania: J.Ingram 24+4reb+5ast, C.Pal 19+7reb+1ast, D.Sepokas 13+6reb+2ast, B.Armstrong 12+1reb, B.Richmond 7+12reb+1ast, J.Chilcott 4+2reb+5ast
gschID: 546584


Melbourne T. - Kilsyth C. 66-88

There was a minor upset in Melbourne where 6th ranked Tigers (3-12) were rolled over by sixth ranked Kilsyth Cobras (7-10) 88-66 on Saturday. Kilsyth Cobras dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Tigers' 32. Forward Chris Patton (208-91, college: Cal-Riverside) stepped up and scored 19 points and 7 rebounds for the winners and the former international guard Daniel Dillon (193-86, college: Arizona) chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds. Four Kilsyth Cobras players scored in double figures. Kilsyth Cobras' coach felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Guard Tom Wilson (196-97, college: SMU) responded with 21 points and 9 rebounds and American forward Ari Stewart (200-90, college: USC) scored 20 points and 7 rebounds. Kilsyth Cobras maintains sixth place in League with 7-10 record which they share with defeated Tigers. Loser Tigers keep the sixth position with 12 games lost. Kilsyth Cobras will face higher ranked Bandits (#5) in Albury in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Melbourne T.: T.Wilson 21+9reb+1ast, A.Stewart 20+7reb+1ast, D.Corletto 11+6reb+1ast, N.Tomlinson 4+2reb+8ast, B.Dixon 4+3reb, S.Sykes 4+2reb+1ast
Kilsyth C.: C.Patton 19+7reb+2ast, D.Dillon 15+8reb+3ast, T.Naqqash 14+3reb+1ast, A.MacMillan 11+7reb, B.O'Wili 8+2reb+1ast, O.Odigie 8+4reb+3ast
gschID: 546583


Frankston - Canberra G. 82-72

There was a small surprise in Seaford where seventh ranked Frankston Blues (5-12) beat 7th ranked Canberra Gunners (1-14) 82-72 on Friday. The game without a history. Frankston Blues led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Canberra Gunners' 28. American forward Alex Francis (198-91, college: Bryant, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 20 rebounds for the winners and naturalized American swingman Bennie Lewis (203-87, college: Benedict) chipped in 22 points and 8 rebounds. Lewis attended previously one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball. Four Frankston Blues players scored in double figures. Center Ben Allen (211-86, college: St.Mary's, CA) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Daniel Joyce (194-87) scored 24 points and 4 assists. Frankston Blues maintains seventh place in League with 5-12 record which they share with defeated Canberra Gunners. Loser Canberra Gunners keep the seventh position with 14 games lost. Frankston Blues will face higher ranked Tigers (#6) in Melbourne in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Canberra G.: D.Joyce 24+1reb+4ast, B.Allen 16+16reb+4ast, B.Doran 13+6reb, J.Toohey 6+3reb+4ast, G.Morison 6+6reb, B.Kearins 5+2reb
Frankston: B.Lewis 22+8reb+3ast, A.Francis 21+20reb+1ast, N.Buss 16+5reb+4ast, T.Dyson 10+2reb+2ast, J.Macaulay 7+4reb+4ast, T.Lloyd 6+1reb
gschID: 546582


Hobart C. - Albury W.B. 113-83

There was no surprise in Hobart where 5th ranked Bandits (8-8) were outplayed by second ranked Chargers (10-5) 113-83 on Friday. The game without a history. Chargers led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. American swingman Robert Heyer (190, college: Boise St.) stepped up and scored 23 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners and naturalized British forward Lewis Thomas (203-92, college: W.Oregon) chipped in 15 points and 9 rebounds. Chargers' coach felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. American forward TJ Robinson (203-89, college: Long Beach St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 16 rebounds and New Zealand forward Mitchell Newton (200-95) scored 13 points. Five Chargers and four Bandits players scored in double figures. Chargers maintains second place in League with 10-5 record having just six point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Bandits keep the fifth position with eight games lost. Chargers will face Geelong Supercats (#4) at home in the next round. Bandits will play against Kilsyth Cobras and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Albury W.B.: T.Robinson 26+16reb+2ast, J.Terrell 16+2reb, M.Newton 13+4reb+1ast, S.Dearborn 11+4reb, D.Harding 8+3reb+1ast, D.George 5+4reb+7ast
Hobart C.: R.Heyer 23+4reb+1ast, T.Garlepp 17+4reb+3ast, C.Whitehead 16+1reb+2ast, M.Muo 16+7reb+1ast, L.Thomas 15+9reb+1ast, T.Masunda 15+2ast
gschID: 546581


Mt Gambier - Geelong S. 104-94

The game between closely ranked teams ended with first ranked Mount Gambier Pioneers' (13-2) home victory over second-ranked Geelong Supercats (10-6) 104-94 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Mount Gambier Pioneers. Geelong Supercats was better in third quarter 19-6. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Mount Gambier Pioneers made 22-of-29 free shots (75.9 percent) during the game. They also forced 21 Geelong Supercats turnovers. Mount Gambier Pioneers looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Geelong Supercats were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Daniel Alexander (206-91, college: Grand Canyon, agency: Haylett Sports) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and guard Erik Burdon (190-85) chipped in 27 points and 4 steals (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). Four Mount Gambier Pioneers players scored in double figures. American guard Demarcus Gatlin (193, college: Sam Houston St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 29 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists and the former international swingman Nathan Herbert (192-84) scored 25 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Geelong Supercats' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Mount Gambier Pioneers maintains first place in League with 13-2 record. Loser Geelong Supercats dropped to the fourth position with six games lost. Mount Gambier Pioneers will face league's second-placed Ballarat Miners in Wendouree in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Geelong Supercats will play on the road against NW Tasmania Thunder in Ulverstone and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Geelong S.: D.Gatlin 29+13reb+5ast, N.Herbert 25+9reb+6ast, M.Hicks 18+11reb+1ast, A.Cannan 6+2reb, J.Medved 5, E.Gaff 5+1ast
Mt Gambier: E.Burdon 27+1reb+2ast, D.Alexander 21+11reb, T.Daly 18+2reb+8ast, J.Madgen 11+2reb+1ast, B.Hill 8+3reb+5ast, K.DeWit 6+4reb+3ast
gschID: 541859


Group Waratah
Sydney Comets - Hornsby S. 104-94

Rather expected game in Alexandria where 3rd placed Spiders (9-7) were defeated by first ranked Sydney City Comets (12-1) 104-94 on Saturday. Sydney City Comets forced 26 Spiders turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Spiders were plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Reece Craigie (188) stepped up and scored 26 points and 7 rebounds for the winners and forward Christian Jurlina (196, college: Whitworth) chipped in 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Kulvir Grewal responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists and Daniel Moser scored 24 points and 9 rebounds. Five Sydney City Comets and four Spiders players scored in double figures. Sydney City Comets maintains first place in League with 12-1 record. Loser Spiders dropped to the fifth position with seven games lost. Sydney City Comets will face Newcastle Hunters (#10) in Broadmeadow in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Spiders will play at home against Maitland Mustangs (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hornsby S.: D.Moser 24+9reb+2ast, K.Grewal 20+11reb+5ast, J.Chapman 20+8reb+3ast, P.Emery 13+5reb+4ast, D.Emery 7+2reb+4ast, N.Cleur 5+3reb+5ast
Sydney Comets: R.Craigie 26+7reb+1ast, W.McPhee 17+2reb+3ast, I.Faithfull 13+1reb+4ast, C.Jurlina 13+7reb+4ast, S.Hyman 11+7reb+4ast, A.Overs 11+4reb+3ast
gschID: 539502


Illawarra H. - Newcastle H. 93-91

The game between closely ranked teams ended with ninth ranked Hawks' (5-9) home victory over 10th ranked Newcastle Hunters (2-13) 93-91 on Saturday. Jarrod Sorenson stepped up with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 17 rebounds for the winners and point guard Lachlan Dent (184-0) chipped in 22 points and 4 assists. Four Hawks players scored in double figures. Jacob Foy responded with 29 points and 9 rebounds and Joel Rauch scored 26 points and 6 rebounds. Hawks maintains ninth place in League with 5-9 record. Loser Newcastle Hunters keep the tenth position with 13 games lost. Hawks will face higher ranked Norths Soul Sports Bears (#4) in Crows Nest in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Newcastle Hunters will play at home against the league's leader Sydney City Comets (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Newcastle H.: J.Foy 29+9reb+1ast, J.Rauch 26+6reb+1ast, J.Dorricott 16+2reb+5ast, D.Suttle 9+6reb+1ast, J.Rauch 7+1reb, B.Hawkesley 2+9reb
Illawarra H.: L.Dent 22+4reb+4ast, S.Mullan 21+6reb+1ast, J.Sorenson 12+17reb+1ast, B.O'Brien 10+3reb+5ast, K.Ward 8+1reb+2ast, P.Lancaster 7+1reb
gschID: 539501


Cent.Coast C. - Norths Bears 68-83

Not a big story in a game in Terrigal where 8th ranked Crusaders (7-7) were defeated by sixth ranked Norths Soul Sports Bears (9-6) 83-68 on Saturday. Norths Soul Sports Bears had a 34-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. Crusaders were plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Dan Trist (206-92, college: Lafayette) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and power forward Josh Garlepp (203-89) chipped in 24 points and 5 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). American forward Mitchell Rueter (198, college: Cent.Arkansas) responded with 18 points and 4 steals and forward Callum Jenkins scored 12 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Norths Soul Sports Bears moved-up to fourth place in League. Loser Crusaders keep the eighth position with seven games lost. Norths Soul Sports Bears will face Hawks (#9) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Crusaders will play against the league's second-placed Bankstown Bruins in Condell Park and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Cent.Coast C.: M.Rueter 18+4reb+3ast, C.Jenkins 12+8reb, T.Hudson 9, S.Mackay 6+5reb+6ast, O.Robilliard 6+7reb+5ast, J.Trustum 6+2reb+2ast
Norths Bears: D.Trist 26+11reb+3ast, J.Garlepp 24+5reb+2ast, L.Smith-Hyde 10+9reb+3ast, J.Maccann 8+5reb+3ast, B.Rymer 7+3reb+3ast, M.Golding 6+4reb+3ast
gschID: 539500


Hills H. - Maitland M. 78-82

Everything went according to plan in Baulkham Hills where fifth ranked Maitland Mustangs (9-6) beat 7th ranked Hills Hornets (8-8) 82-78 on Saturday. Maitland Mustangs made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. American forward Tyler Monroe (201, college: Azusa Pacific) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds for the winners and Terrell Turner chipped in 26 points. Naturalized Croatian power forward Goran Veg (205) responded with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 13 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) and naturalized British forward Paul Brotherson (198-89, college: Metro St.) scored 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Maitland Mustangs moved-up to third place in League. Loser Hills Hornets keep the seventh position with eight games lost. Maitland Mustangs will face Spiders (#5) in Hornsby in the next round.
Top scorers:
Hills H.: G.Veg 28+13reb+2ast, P.Brotherson 18+6reb+4ast, E.Duselis 12+5reb+5ast, D.Hayman 7+2reb+2ast, M.Brown 5+3reb, M.Hodgins 3+2reb+2ast
Maitland M.: T.Turner 26+4reb+3ast, T.Monroe 21+14reb, D.Millburn 12+1reb+2ast, T.Cantor 7, J.Edwards 6+5reb+8ast, V.Foketi 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 539499


Manly Warr. - Bankstown B. 83-93

There was no surprise in Narrabeen where 4th placed Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (8-7) were defeated by second ranked Bankstown Bruins (11-4) 93-83 on Saturday. Bankstown Bruins outrebounded Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 45-32 including a 33-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. The former international guard Steven Markovic (190-85) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists for the winners and Svetomir Gavrilovic chipped in 19 points and 7 rebounds. Point guard Luke Cooper (183-84, college: Alaska-Anch.) responded with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists and naturalized Polish swingman Stefan Blaszczynski (196-84, college: Nicholls St.) scored 14 points and 7 rebounds. Five Bankstown Bruins and four Manly Warringah Sea Eagles players scored in double figures. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Bankstown Bruins maintains second place in League with 11-4 record having just seven point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Manly Warringah Sea Eagles dropped to the sixth position with seven games lost. Bankstown Bruins will face Crusaders (#8) in Terrigal in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles will play at home against Sutherland Sharks and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Manly Warr.: L.Cooper 15+6reb+7ast, A.Bulgin 15+3reb, S.Blaszczynski 14+7reb+2ast, C.Bulgin 11+6reb+5ast, K.Painter 8+3reb+2ast, S.Bresnik 7
Bankstown B.: S.Gavrilovic 19+7reb+1ast, M.Franco 18+4reb+2ast, S.Markovic 18+5reb+10ast, R.Morgan 11+3reb, P.Cvjeticanin 10+7reb+2ast, N.Pozoglou 10+9reb+4ast
gschID: 539498





Partizan lands Tom Wilson, ex Melbourne T. - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

BC Partizan NiS Beograd (KLS) tabbed 20-year old Australian guard Tom Wilson (196-82kg-97, college: SMU). He played in the summer at Melbourne Tigers in Australian SEABL-East. In 15 games he averaged impressive 20.3ppg, 5.4rpg and 2.3apg.
Wilson just graduated from Southern Methodist University and it will be his first season in pro basketball. His team won AAC Tournament.
Wilson represented Australia at the World Championships U19 in Heraklion (Greece) two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 6.4ppg, 4.4rpg, 2.8apg, FGP: 45.0%, 3PT: 23.1%, FT: 55.6%.
Wilson has played also for other Australian teams like Frankston Blues and BA Centre of Excellence.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Zaras agreed in terms with PAOK - by Giorgos Diploidis

Thodoris Zaras (197-G-88) has come to a deal with PAOK Thessaloniki for the next two years. The Greek guard was playing for Aris Thessaloniki the last two seasons. Thodoris Zaras (197-G-88) while he was a player of KAOD attracted the attention of a lot of clubs and he decided to join the team of Thessaloniki.

PAOK Thessaloniki was looking to have more Greek players for the period 2017-2018 and he added Thodoris Thodoris Zaras (197-G-88) next to Koniaris, Margaritis, Karamanolis, Chrysikopoulos, Papadopoulos. Thodoris Zaras (197-G-88) had 7.7 ppg in 33 matches in Basket League and 8.4 ppg in 17 matches in Basketball Champions League.



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  BELGIUM  


Pau-Lacq-Orthez inks coach Serge Crevecoeur, ex Brussels - by Eurobasket News

Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez (ProA) agreed terms with 46-year old Belgian coach Serge Crevecoeur. He has coached for the last eight seasons at Basic-Fit Brussels in Belgian Euromillions League. Crevecoeur helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League Coach of the Year.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sam Van Rossom leaves Valencia - by Eurobasket News

31-year old Belgian international point guard Sam Van Rossom (188-88kg-86) left Defending champion Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa). Van Rossom has played there for the last four years. He played there also last season. In 28 Liga Endesa games he averaged 5.4ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.1apg. Van Rossom helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). He played there also last season. Van Rossom also played 22 games in Eurocup where he had 5.6ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.5apg.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships Honorable Mention award in 2015.
Van Rossom also represented Belgium at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 12.2ppg, 3.7rpg, 4.5apg, FGP: 55.2%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 88.9%.
Van Rossom has played also professionally in Italy (Armani Milano and VL Pesaro) and Belgium (Oostende, Belfius Mons Hainaut and Latem-De Pinte).
His game is described as: A scoring point guard who resembles a little the Yugoslavian stars of the eighties and nineties. Has great personality and leadership, can easily hit a three pointer if left open, penetrates with great body balance and efectiveness. Also, he is a good passer and a perfect pick-n-roll offense player.

Valencia Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rafael Martinez
Guillem Vives

Forwards:
Aaron Doornekamp
Fernando San_Emeterio
Bojan Dubljevic
Alberto Abalde

Center:
Tryggvi Hlinason

Coach: Jesus Vidorreta

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Wuerzburg adds Anderson to their roster, ex Antwerp - by Eurobasket News

s.Oliver Wuerzburg (BBL) added to their roster 25-year old American forward Ryan Anderson (206-98kg-92, college: Arizona). He played last season at Port of Antwerp Giants in Belgian Euromillions League. In 36 games he recorded 11.4ppg, 7.8rpg and 1.1apg. Anderson helped them to win the Supercup and make to league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Belgian League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. Anderson also played 8 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 13.0ppg, 6.8rpg (leader !!!) and 1.0bpg.
Anderson has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He was voted HS CIF-Southern Section I-AA Player of the Year back in 2011 at his college time.
Anderson graduated from University of Arizona in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

s.Oliver Wuerzburg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Maurice Stuckey
D.J. Richardson

Forwards:
Vytenis Lipkevicius
Osvaldas Olisevicius
Ryan Anderson

Coach: Dirk Bauermann

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Matt Tiby (ex Atomeromu) signs at Mons-Hainaut - by Eurobasket News

Belfius Mons-Hainaut (Euromillions League) landed 25-year old American power forward Matt Tiby (203-104kg-92, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee). He played most recently at Atomeromu in Hungarian A Division. In 32 games he averaged impressive 15.6ppg, 8.8rpg (leader !!!), 1.4apg and 1.2spg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements Tiby's college team won Horizon League Tournament in 2014. He received also All-Horizon League 1st Team award in 2016.
Tiby graduated from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

Belfius Mons-Hainaut roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Garlon Green
Chris Jones

Forwards:
Justin Cage
Matt Tiby

Center:
Xavier-Robert Francois

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bosnia and Herzegovina U20 National Team -17 - by Greg

Bosnia and Herzegovina U20 National Team 2017
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Adi Alikadic
Alikadic
Amar Barukcija
Barukcija
Sani Campara
Campara
Emir Cerkezovic
Cerkezovic
Vojin Ilic
Ilic
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Adi Alikadic 191-PG-99 Gorazde Bosnia
Amar Barukcija 199-SF-99 Kos Bosnia
Hamza Begic
Sani Campara 190-G-99 Real Madrid II Spain
Emir Cerkezovic 196-SF-99 Sloboda Tuzla Bosnia
Armin Hrstic Branik Slovenia
Vojin Ilic 202-G/F-00 Spars Sarajevo Bosnia
Aljosa Jankovic 200-SG-99 Partizan TS BL Bosnia
Kenan Kamenjas 196-F-00
Srdjan Kocic 201-F-99 Spars Sarajevo Bosnia
Nikola Kraljevic Leotar Bosnia
Vedran Mirkovic 202-C-99 Kos Bosnia
Lazar Mutic 197-F-99 Torrelodones Spain
Nedim Omerovic 199-G/F-00 Sloboda Tuzla Bosnia
Stefan Radosavljevic Igokea Bosnia
Djordje Savic 99 Prokuplje Serbia
Njegos Sikiras 205-F-99 Fuenlabrada Spain
Robert Soldo 186-G-00 Siroki Primorka Bosnia
Patrik Tabak Bistrica Slovenia
Stefan Adzic 197-G-99 Partizan NIS Serbia

Boris Dzidic Head Coach Gorica Croatia



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  BRAZIL  

Paulista Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jamaal SMITH
  Botafogo.
  (175-PG-85)
  Avg: 14.3
 1. Smith, Botafogo.14.3 
 2. Sena, Contagem14.1 
 3. Stocks, Blumenau14.0 
 4. Filho, Botafogo.13.7 
 5. Vezaro, Joinville12.8 
 6. de-Azevedo, Santos/M.12.8 
 7. Nepomuceno, Santos/M.11.9 
 8. Semmke, Blumenau11.6 
 9. Dias, Joinville11.6 
 10. Lima, Santos/M.11.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Durval PRADO
  Brusque
  (200-G/F-92)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Prado, Brusque10.3 
 2. Moreira, Botafogo.7.5 
 3. Lazzaris, Blumenau7.5 
 4. Silva, Blumenau7.4 
 5. Sena, Contagem6.5 
 6. Perez, Botafogo.6.0 
 7. Jeronimo, Joinville5.7 
 8. de-Azevedo, Santos/M.5.6 
 9. Froehlich, Joinville5.6 
 10. Gaines, Blumenau5.2 
Assists Per Game
 Eric ROMUALDO
  Contagem
  (185-PG-83)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Romualdo, Contagem4.7 
 2. Smith, Botafogo.4.3 
 3. Froehlich, Joinville4.2 
 4. Stocks, Blumenau3.6 
 5. Perez, Contagem3.4 
 6. Prado, Brusque3.1 
 7. Semmke, Blumenau2.7 
 8. Lima, Santos/M.2.5 
 9. Lima, Santos/M.2.4 
 10. Russell, Botafogo.2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Deonta STOCKS
  Blumenau
  (185-G-88)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Stocks, Blumenau3.1 
 2. Maistro, Contagem1.8 
 3. Froehlich, Joinville1.8 
 4. Romualdo, Contagem1.8 
 5. da-Silva, Botafogo.1.6 
 6. Perez, Contagem1.5 
 7. Russell, Botafogo.1.4 
 8. Lazzaris, Blumenau1.4 
 9. Ferreira, Botafogo.1.3 
 10. Vezaro, Joinville1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Wesley SENA
  Contagem
  (210-C/F-96)
  Avg: 0.8
 1. Sena, Contagem0.8 
 2. Tiago, Brusque0.8 
 3. Lima, Santos/M.0.7 
 4. Perez, Botafogo.0.7 
 5. Gaines, Blumenau0.6 
 6. Jeronimo, Joinville0.6 
 7. Silva, Blumenau0.6 
 8. Machado, Santos/M.0.6 
 9. Maistro, Contagem0.5 
 10. Ferreira, Botafogo.0.5 


Bauru keeps Santos for another season - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Paschoalotto/Bauru (NBB) re-signed experienced 35-year old former international power forward Shilton Santos (198-82). He played there last season. In 46 NBB games he averaged 6.2ppg and 5.3rpg. Santos helped them to win the league title.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Minas where in 31 NBB games he had 7.6ppg, 7.1rpg (#4 in the league) and 2.1apg.
Among other achievements Santos received Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian League Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2009.
He was also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. Santos played for Brazilian Senior National Team back in 2008 and previously for U18 National Team in 2000.
He represented Brazil at the World Military Championships in Rio de Janeiro six years ago.
Santos has spent his entire career in Brazil playing for five other teams: Joinville, Flamengo, Pinheiros, Montelibano Rio De Janeiro and Automovel C.F. - Campos Dos Goytacazes.
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Bauru.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Luis Felipe Gruber agreed terms with Franca - by Eurobasket News

Vivo/Franca Basquete Sao Paulo (NBB) strengthened their roster with addition of 32-year old former Brazilian international small forward Luis Felipe Gruber (206-85) from B.Cearense. In 30 NBB games he recorded 10.1ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.4apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Paulistano where in 32 NBB games he averaged 10.6ppg and 4.3rpg.
Among other achievements Gruber's team made it to the Paulista League Semifinals in 2015. He was selected to Brazilian All-Star Game back in 2013.
He has a double citizenship as he also holds Italian passport.
Gruber was a member of Brazilian international program for some years. He was called to Brazilian Senior National Team between 2004 and 2008 and previously for U21 National Team in 2004.
Thanks to Gruber's pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Gruber has played previously professionally also in Spain (Caceres_Basket, Lliria, Burgos, Meridiano Alicante and La Palma) and Brazil (Joinville and Universo/Salvador).

Vivo/Franca Basquete Sao Paulo roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pedro Lima
Henrique Coelho
Alexey Borges

Forwards:
Luis_Felipe Gruber
Lucas Cipolini
Antonio Ferreira
Joao_Pedro Demetrio

Coach: Helinho Garcia

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Liga Ouro Round 4 of Finals. Joinville edge Botafogo, force decider - by Eurobasket News

Joinville - Botafogo F.R. 79-75

Joinville held off Botafogo to even the championship series at 2-all. 24 personal fouls committed by Botafogo F.R. helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international Andre Pereira (206-79) who helped to win the game recording 14 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Lucas Vezaro (188-96) contributed with 14 points and 5 assists for the winners. Four Joinville players scored in double figures. American guard Wesley Russell (193-93, college: Ohio Christian) replied with 23 points and 5 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and power forward Abner Moreira (206-89, college: Idaho St.) added 16 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Botafogo F.R.Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Joinville: A.Pereira 14+5reb+3ast, L.Vezaro 14+3reb+5ast, F.Vezaro 12+5reb+2ast, J.Victor Jeronimo 12+4reb, M.Dias 9+5reb+2ast, W.Vinicius 9+1reb
Botafogo F.R.: W.Russell 23+5reb, A.Moreira 16+11reb, J.Smith 11+4reb+3ast, A.Filho 8+1ast, D.Correa 5+1ast, R.Bahia Bispo 4+5reb
gschID: 548644





Paulinho Boracini (ex Recanati) is a newcomer at B.Cearense - by Paulo Freire

SKY/Basquete Cearense (NBB) added to their roster 33-year old Brazilian point guard Paulinho Boracini (183-80kg-84). He played last season at Ambalt Recanati in Italian Serie A2. In three games he recorded 3.7ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.0apg. Boracini also played that season for Minas where in 25 NBB games he averaged 8.8ppg, 2.3rpg and 3.7apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Latinbasket.com All-Paulista League Guard of the Year back in 2013.
Boracini was a member of Brazilian U21 National Team in 2004.
Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Boracini has played previously professionally also in China (Beijing Ducks) and Brazil (Joinville, Paschoalotto/Bauru, Pinheiros, Paulistano and Esperia) and Italy (Jesi).
The scouts decsribe him following way: A young PG with leadership and court vision, has yed a good international experience.

SKY/Basquete Cearense roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Paulinho Boracini
Betinho Nardi_Duarte
Rashaun McLemore
David Rossetto

Forwards:
Felipe Ribeiro
Sualisson Da_Silva

Center:
Leonardo Klassmann

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BULGARIA  


Bachev re-signs at Academik Plovdiv - by Eurobasket News

Akademik Bultex 99 Plovdiv (NBL) confirmed in their roster 25-year old shooting guard Vasil Bachev (195-80kg-92, college: Cuesta JC). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 21 NBL games he had 7.2ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.3apg last season. Bachev helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian Division A 1st Team in 2015.
Bachev represented Bulgaria at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) five years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 5 games: 1.6ppg.
Bachev has played previously for four other teams: Spartak Pleven, Chernomorets, Overgas and Champion 2006 Sofia.
He attended Cuesta College until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Akademik Bultex 99 Plovdiv roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasil Bachev
Shakir Smith
Rob Davis

Forwards:
Vasil Mihaylov
Martin Durchev

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Soles de Santo Domingo tabs Tony Woods, ex Rilski - by Eurobasket News

Soles de Santo Domingo (LNB) inked 27-year old American center Tony Woods (211-110kg-90, college: Oregon). He played most recently at Rilski in Bulgarian NBL league. In 10 games he averaged 4.2ppg and 3.4rpg last season. Woods also spent pre-season at Doxa Lefkadas (A1) in Greek league that year.
His college team won Pac-12 Tournament in 2013.
Woods has played also professionally in Cyprus (Apoel), Romania (CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu) and Greece (Panionios, Apollon Patras and Nea Kifisia).
He attended University of Oregon until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
Woods' game is described as: An extremely athletic big man with great size and length ... Has a reputation as a tough, physical inside presence who attacks the rim with great fury ... Runs the floor very well ... Terrific shot blocker ... Skilled big man with a soft touch around the rim and on the perimeter.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CANADA  


Banco di Srd tabs Dyshawn Pierre - by Eurobasket News

Banco di Sardegna Sassari (Serie A) inked 24-year old Canadian forward Dyshawn Pierre (198-104kg-93, college: Dayton). He played most recently at Basketball Loewen Braunschweig in German BBL league. In 32 games he averaged 14.9ppg, 7.9rpg (leader !!!), 2.8apg and 1.1spg last season. A very good year in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Forward of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team.
Pierre has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
His team made it to the Atlantic 10 Tournament Semifinals in 2016.
Pierre represented Canada at the 3x3 Youth Olympic Games in Italy six years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 16.9ppg, 8.3rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 63.9%, FT: 61.7%.
Pierre has played also professionally in Exhibition Team (LTD Sports).
He attended University of Dayton until 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

Banco di Sardegna Sassari roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Giacomo DeVecchi
Wiliam Hatcher
Rok Stipcevic
Scott Bamforth
Levi Randolph

Forwards:
Brian Sacchetti
Achille Polonara
Dyshawn Pierre
Shawn Jones

Center:
Darko Planinic

Coach: Federico Pasquini

By Eurobasket Data Center

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The Pistons add Hollis-Jefferson to their Summer League roster, ex Orangeville A's - by Eurobasket News

Detroit Pistons added to their Summer League roster 26-year old forward Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson (198-100kg-91, college: Temple). He played last season at Orangeville A's in Canadian NBL. In 37 NBL Canada games he had very impressive stats: 17.9ppg, 7.2rpg, 4.7apg and 2.1spg (leader !!!). A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected USBasket.com All-NBL Canada Defensive Player of the Year and named to 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Hollis-Jefferson was tested by Riptide in Canadian CIS.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
Hollis-Jefferson's team made it to the Luxembourg League Semifinals in 2014.
He has played previously professionally in Luxembourg (Contern) and NBA G League (Delaware 87ers).
Hollis-Jefferson attended Temple University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Valencia signs Aaron Doornekamp - by Eurobasket News

Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) signed 32-year old Canadian international forward Aaron Doornekamp (201-96kg-85, agency: Interperformances). He is a dual citizen owning also Dutch passport. Doornekamp will still stay in Spain where he played last season at Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (Liga Endesa). The last season Doornekamp played also at CB Canarias. In 35 Liga Endesa games he had 12.3ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.5apg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Honorable Mention. Doornekamp also played 20 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 10.1ppg, 4.7rpg and 2.3apg. He helped them to win the Basketball Champions League championship (twice). Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League 1st Team.
Doornekamp was voted CIS All-Canadian Player of the Year back in 2008.
He was also a member of Canadian international program for some years. Doornekamp played for Canadian Senior National Team between 2006 and 2015 and previously for U21 National Team in 2005.
He represented Canada at the FIBA Americas in Mexico two years ago. Doornekamp's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 10 games: 3.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.5apg.
Doornekamp has played also professionally in Germany (Braunschweig and Deutsche Bank Skyliners), Italy (Juvecaserta) and Canada (Ravens).

Valencia Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rafael Martinez
Guillem Vives

Forwards:
Aaron Doornekamp
Fernando San_Emeterio
Bojan Dubljevic
Alberto Abalde

Center:
Tryggvi Hlinason

Coach: Jesus Vidorreta

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Michael L'Africain (ex CAB Madeira) is a newcomer at Nova Ves - by Michal Duchovic

BK 04 AC LB Spisska Nova Ves (SBL) strengthened their roster with addition of Canadian point guard Michael L'Africain (185, college: Ottawa). He played most recently at CAB Madeira in Portuguese LPB league, but left the team in Jan.'17. In 14 games he recorded 10.7ppg, 1.9rpg, 3.4apg and 1.1spg last season.
Among other achievements L'Africain's team won OUA North Division Regular Season for two years in a row (2015 and 2016). He received also All-OUA Player of the Year award and All-OUA 1st Team award in 2016 at his college time.
L'Africain has played also professionally for other Canadian teams like Marauders and Loyola H..
He graduated from University of Ottawa in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

BK 04 AC LB Spisska Nova Ves roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Daniel Lenart
Michael L'Africain
Lukas Krajnak

Forwards:
Viktor Juricek
Adam Antoni

Center:
Djordje Ninkovic



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Simonetti's 22 points and 9 rebounds give him Libcentro Pro Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

23-year old Piero Simonetti (93) had a great game in the last round for Stadio Italiano and receives a Latinbasket.com Libcentro Pro Player of the Week award for round 9.
He had the game-high 22 points adding nine rebounds for Stadio Italiano in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Sergio Ceppi (#8, 0-9), the league's bottom-ranked team 74-70. Stadio Italiano maintains the 7th position in Chilean Libcentro Pro. Stadio Italiano is currently ranked second from the bottom. They need more victories to improve their 3-5 record. In the team's last game Simonetti had a remarkable 88.9% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Stadio Italiano, through which he has constantly improved. Piero Simonetti averages this season 9.4ppg and 7.3rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Emiliano Marquez (96) of Brisas. He is a in his second season at Brisas. In the last game Marquez recorded impressive 18 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course Brisas cruised to a 72-60 relatively comfortable win over slightly lower-ranked Aleman (#6, 3-5). This victory allowed Brisas to move up to 4th position in the standings. His team's 4-4 record is not bad at all. Marquez is one of the most experienced players at Brisas and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to Felipe Latorre (93) of Sergio Ceppi (#8). Latorre scored 23 points and grabbed six rebounds. Despite Latorre's great performance Sergio Ceppi lost 70-74 to slightly higher-ranked Stadio Italiano (#7, 3-5). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Sergio Ceppi can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have awful season losing so far all 9 games. Too bad for Latorre he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Latorre has a very solid season. In 8 games in Chile he scored 6.9ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Marcelo Vasquez (97) of Brisas - 13 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Marcelo Perez (193-G-99) of Liceo Curico - 25 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Matias Lubiano (99) of Sportiva Italiana - 14 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Mauricio Avello) of Stadio Italiano - 11 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists
8. Rodolfo Caceres (188-F-81) of Aleman - 15 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Juan Martin Cardenas (91) of Stadio Italiano - 13 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Francisco Garrido (88) of Aleman - 15 points, 7 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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  CHINA  


Sam Hoskin retires, joins Zhejiang as coach in China - by Eurobasket

Samuel Hoskin (206-F/C-79, college: De Paul, agency: Higher Vision Sports) 37, retires from basketball today to become Assistant Coach and coach of player development in China at the Zhejiang Golden Bulls, a Chinese Basketball Association club that he played for in 2008-09. Hoskin quietly had an illustrious career. Hoskin started his career in 2003 by signing a NBA free agent contract with the once Seattle Supersonics before being released and heading to Israel. During that Israeli season, with Hapoel Galil, Hoskin averaged 21.8ppg and 9.8rpg. Hoskin went on from there to play for the older now defunct Russian teams Ural Great Perm and Dynamo Moscow Region from 2004 to 2007 and established himself as one of the best power forwards in Europe having ranked 2nd in scoring and 3rd in rebounding in the same Russian season and playing the likes of CSKA Moscow, BC Khimki and Unics Kazan. After Russia, Hoskin played in the Euroleague with Olympiacos and Cibona from years 2006 to 2008 before heading to the Chinese team he now coaches at Zhejiang. At Zhejiang, after suffering two knee patella tendon injuries, Hoskin still went on to play again in China for Xinjiang and Jilin. Hoskin goes on to play for another 8 years in places like China, Iran, Egypt, Lebanon and Uruguay. Hoskin won the 2012 Lebanese Championship with Champville the Lebanese club's first ever championship and shot 93.1% from the field a record for any player in international basketball that year. 'It is a true testament to God and my family that I was able to play for 15 years in spite of my severe injuries. I want to thank everyone even my competitors and doubters along the way. I am overwhelmed!' said Hoskin in a written statement.


NBL Round 1: Shaanxi W. hands loss to Hebei X. - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in NBL just started. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team and favorites losing the games.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Hebei X. (0-1) at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by Shaanxi W. (1-0) 121-107. The game was mostly controlled by Shaanxi W.. Hebei X. managed to win fourth quarter 38-27. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 26 personal fouls committed by Hebei X. helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American players dominated the game. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Charles Gaines (201-81, college: S.Mississippi) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 20 rebounds. Guard Von Wafer (196-85, college: Florida St.) contributed with 39 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds for the winners. Guard Shannon Shorter (193-89, college: N.Texas) answered with a double-double by scoring 38 points (!!!), 13 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 blocks for Hebei X.Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Shaanxi W. is looking forward to face Henan (#4) on the road in the next round. Hebei X. will play against Beijing (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Another interesting game for Guizhou (1-0) which played on the court of Beijing (0-1). Guizhou had an easy win 116-105. Central African-American power forward James Mays (206-86, college: Clemson) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 42 points (!!!), 27 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals for the winners and Mark Lyons chipped in 41 points (!!!), 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals. At the losing side American guard Marquis Weddle (185-88, college: W.Virg.Wesl.) responded with a double-double by scoring 49 points (!!!), 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Guizhou will play against Fujian (#11) in Fuzhou in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Beijing will play at home against Hebei X. to get more than just one victory in their record.
Very important is a road loss of Chongqing (0-1) against Henan (1-0) on Sunday night. Visiting Chongqing was defeated by Henan in Henan 111-98. Josh-Emmanuel Akognon nailed 48 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the winning side. Song Wei came up with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 19 rebounds for Chongqing in the defeat. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Henan will meet at home Shaanxi W. (#7) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Chongqing will play against Luoyang and hope to win that game.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Fujian (0-1) and Lhasa (1-0), which took place in Lhasa. Fujian was outleveled in a road game by Lhasa 112-87. Dominique Johnson fired 28 points, 5 assists and 5 steals for the winners. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Lhasa's next round opponent will be Jiangsu L. (#13) in He Fei which should be another easy win for them. Fujian will play on the road against Guizhou (#3) and hope to win that game.
Another upset was a game between Dongbu (0-1) and Hunan (1-0), which took place in Changsha. Dongbu was outleveled in a road game by Hunan 112-85 on Sunday. It was a very good performance for Gelvis Solano who helped to win the game recording 36 points (!!!), 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 9 steals. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Hunan will face Anhui at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Dongbu will play against Guangxi (#2) and hope to win that game.

In the last two games of round 1 Guangxi beat Jiangsu L. on the road 104-93. Anhui won against Luoyang on its own court 138-123.

Hebei X. - Shaanxi W. 107-121

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Hebei X. (0-1) at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by Shaanxi W. (1-0) 121-107. The game was mostly controlled by Shaanxi W.. Hebei X. managed to win fourth quarter 38-27. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 26 personal fouls committed by Hebei X. helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American players dominated the game. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Charles Gaines (201-81, college: S.Mississippi) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 20 rebounds. Guard Von Wafer (196-85, college: Florida St.) contributed with 39 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Shaanxi W. players scored in double figures. Guard Shannon Shorter (193-89, college: N.Texas) answered with a double-double by scoring 38 points (!!!), 13 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 blocks and forward Brandon Costner (206-87, college: N.Carolina St.) added 42 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds in the effort for Hebei X.Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Shaanxi W. is looking forward to face Henan (#4) on the road in the next round. Hebei X. will play against Beijing (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Shaanxi W.: W.Von 39+5reb+1ast, G.Charles 33+20reb+3ast, J.JunQi 13+7reb, B.Jiguang 11+3reb, Y.XiaoHang 9, Y.DaPeng 5+1reb+1ast
Hebei X.: C.Brandon 42+9reb+1ast, S.Shannon 38+13reb+8ast, F.Weijian 11+2reb, P.YuLe 7+4reb, G.Yao 7+4reb, L.Yannan 2+1reb
gschID: 548447


Lhasa - Fujian 112-87

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Fujian (0-1) and Lhasa (1-0), which took place in Lhasa. Fujian was outleveled in a road game by Lhasa 112-87. The game without a history. Lhasa led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. American Dominique Johnson (192-87, college: Azusa Pacific, agency: Higher Vision Sports) fired 28 points, 5 assists and 5 steals for the winners. His fellow American import center Jonathan Kreft (213-86, college: Florida St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds. Five Lhasa players scored in double figures. Center Hang Li (204-86) produced 23 points and 8 rebounds and guard Ming-Yu Liu (192-91) added 24 points respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Lhasa's next round opponent will be Jiangsu L. (#13) in He Fei which should be another easy win for them. Fujian will play on the road against Guizhou (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Lhasa: J.Dominique 28+3reb+5ast, C.Jinlong 18+2reb, H.DangJian 15+4reb+2ast, K.Jonathan 13+13reb+1ast, Y.Xiang 10+3reb, S.DeShuai 8+1reb+2ast
Fujian: L.Ming-Yu 24+1reb+2ast, L.Hang 23+8reb+2ast, Y.Wenbo 12+6reb, Z.Jinshuai 8+3reb, X.Huajun 7+3reb, H.Yan 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 548448


Jiangsu L. - Guangxi 93-104

But Jiangsu L. was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Guangxi 104-93 on Sunday night. The game was mostly controlled by Guangxi. Jiangsu L. was better in third quarter 23-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Guangxi won last quarter 30-20. They made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. It was a very good performance for American guard Kevin Murphy (196-90, college: Tenn Tech) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds. Indian-Canadian center Sim Bhullar (226-92, college: N.Mexico St.) contributed with 18 points and 9 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. Forward MingYang Gao (196-88) answered with 31 points and 4 assists and point guard Peng Wang (183-94) added 27 points in the effort for Jiangsu L.Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Guangxi will face Dongbu (#10) in Nanjin in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Jiangsu L. will play on the road against Lhasa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Guangxi: M.Kevin 36+10reb+2ast, B.Sim 18+9reb+1ast, D.ChengLong 16+3reb+4ast, J.Le 10+7reb+1ast, Z.Yupeng 8+2reb, Y.Dian Hong 6+3reb+1ast
Jiangsu L.: G.MingYang 31+3reb+4ast, W.Peng 27+3reb+1ast, W.Xing Chen 15+3reb+2ast, X.Shiwei 11+7reb+3ast, N.Michael 7+14reb, J.Shichao 2+4reb+3ast
gschID: 548450


Henan - Chongqing 111-98

Very important is a road loss of Chongqing (0-1) against Henan (1-0) on Sunday night. Visiting Chongqing was defeated by Henan in Henan 111-98. The game was mostly controlled by Henan. Chongqing managed to win second period 29-25. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Nigerian-American point guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: CS Fullerton) nailed 48 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the winning side and American-Nigerian center Chris Otule (211-90, college: Marquette) accounted for 15 points and 14 rebounds. Guard Song Wei (186-91) came up with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 19 rebounds and American forward Tristan Spurlock (203-91, college: Cent.Florida) added 32 points and 12 rebounds respectively for Chongqing in the defeat. Five Henan and four Chongqing players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Henan will meet at home Shaanxi W. (#7) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Chongqing will play against Luoyang and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Henan: A.Josh-Emmanuel 48+5reb+6ast, O.Chris 15+14reb+1ast, J.Yuxing 13+3reb+3ast, T.Jian 13+1ast, M.Qingfei 10+10reb, W.Longfei 5+1reb+4ast
Chongqing: S.Tristan 32+12reb+2ast, W.Song 28+19reb+1ast, W.Xin 16+5reb, G.Yaoyang 10+4reb+4ast, W.Yang 7+1reb, L.JinYang 3+3reb
gschID: 548449


Beijing - Guizhou 105-116

Another interesting game for Guizhou (1-0) which played on the court of Beijing (0-1). Guizhou had an easy win 116-105. The game was mostly controlled by Guizhou. Beijing was better in second period 30-28. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guizhou dominated down low during the game scoring 76 of its points in the paint compared to Beijing's 56 and made 16-of-20 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Guizhou forced 20 Beijing turnovers. Central African-American power forward James Mays (206-86, college: Clemson) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 42 points (!!!), 27 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals for the winners and American point guard Mark Lyons (185-89, college: Arizona, agency: Higher Vision Sports) chipped in 41 points (!!!), 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals. At the losing side American guard Marquis Weddle (185-88, college: W.Virg.Wesl.) responded with a double-double by scoring 49 points (!!!), 10 rebounds and 5 assists and power forward Yunan Liu (205-94) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Guizhou will play against Fujian (#11) in Fuzhou in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Beijing will play at home against Hebei X. to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Guizhou: M.James 42+27reb+4ast, L.Mark 41+6reb+7ast, L.Pengfei 8+3reb+1ast, L.MingHao 8+6reb, Z.Bo 7+2reb, Z.ZhenHu 4+1reb
Beijing: W.Marquis 49+10reb+5ast, C.Zexu 19+5reb+2ast, L.Yunan 18+14reb+3ast, Z.Shuai 6+6reb, Z.JunXiong 6+2reb, L.Ziming 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 548446


Hunan - Dongbu 112-85

Another upset was a game between Dongbu (0-1) and Hunan (1-0), which took place in Changsha. Dongbu was outleveled in a road game by Hunan 112-85 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Hunan. Dongbu was better in third quarter 25-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hunan forced 24 Dongbu turnovers. Dongbu was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for Dominican guard Gelvis Solano (185-94, college: Merrimack, agency: Basket Management Solutions) who helped to win the game recording 36 points (!!!), 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 9 steals. Center Wei Zhang (203-84) contributed with 11 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Five Hunan players scored in double figures. Forward MengLong Zhao (197-91) answered with 25 points and point guard Tujun Shen (185-92) added 7 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Dongbu. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Hunan will face Anhui at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Dongbu will play against Guangxi (#2) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hunan: S.Gelvis 36+7reb+7ast, P.Jiaxin 15+6reb+2ast, Z.ChaoLong 13+1reb+3ast, Z.Wei 11+8reb+4ast, W.Junjie 11+8reb, H.Junjian 9+5reb
Dongbu: Z.MengLong 25+4reb, J.Yi 13+5reb, S.Shengyue 12+4reb, D.QinShuo 9+4reb, S.Tujun 7+6reb+5ast, Y.Qin 7+1reb+3ast
gschID: 548452


Anhui - Luoyang 138-123

Anhui used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Luoyang 138-123 on Sunday night. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 73-56 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Anhui made 26-of-30 free shots (86.7 percent) during the game. Luoyang was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. Quite impressive performance for American Chris Johnson (210-85, college: LSU) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!) and 20 rebounds. His fellow American import point guard Jonathan Gibson (188-87, college: N.Mexico St.) contributed with 43 points (!!!) and 4 assists for the winners. American point guard Russ Smith (183-91, college: Louisville) answered with 62 points (!!!) and South Sudanese-Lebanese center Ater Majok (208-87, college: Connecticut) added 24 points and 20 rebounds in the effort for Luoyang. Five Anhui and four Luoyang players scored in double figures. Luoyang's coach Nan Huo rotated eleven players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Anhui will face Hunan (#5) in Changsha in the next round. Luoyang will play on the road against Chongqing (#9) in Lanling and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Anhui: G.Jonathan 43+4reb+4ast, J.Chris 36+20reb+1ast, L.Jian 15+5reb+1ast, R.Kai 11+4reb, Z.Yong 10+3reb, L.Jun 10+1reb+1ast
Luoyang: S.Russ 62+4reb, M.Ater 24+20reb+2ast, Q.Wenhan 12+11reb+4ast, Z.Ye 11+2reb+1ast, M.Weilong 4+1reb, G.Han 4+1reb
gschID: 548451





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  COLOMBIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Karl MOORE
  Aguilas
  (203-PF-87)
  Avg: 28.5
 1. Moore, Aguilas28.5 
 2. Ortiz, Fast Break24.0 
 3. Smith, Sabios20.5 
 4. Roberson, Condores20.4 
 5. Givens, Piratas19.6 
 6. Coombs, Sabios18.6 
 7. Almanza, Condores16.4 
 8. McCoy, Condores15.8 
 9. Gurley, Caciques15.6 
 10. Carraway, Cimar.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karl MOORE
  Aguilas
  (203-PF-87)
  Avg: 15.1
 1. Moore, Aguilas15.1 
 2. Perez, Academia10.6 
 3. Hernandez, Cimar.10.1 
 4. Sandidge, Aguilas10.0 
 5. Romero, Piratas10.0 
 6. Almanza, Condores9.4 
 7. Romero, Piratas9.1 
 8. Ortiz, Fast Break7.4 
 9. Cornelius, Caciques7.4 
 10. Coombs, Sabios7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Tyler MURRAY
  Academia
  (195-PG-90)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Murray, Academia5.7 
 2. Velandia, Aguilas5.6 
 3. Smith, Sabios5.4 
 4. McCoy, Condores5.1 
 5. Coombs, Sabios4.4 
 6. Moreno, Cimarrones4.2 
 7. Granados, Academia4.1 
 8. Caicedo, Cimar.3.7 
 9. Salazar, Fast Break3.5 
 10. Diaz, Condores3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Antonio BIVINS
  Aguilas
  (198-F-92)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Bivins, Aguilas2.9 
 2. Diaz, Condores2.4 
 3. Carraway, Cimar.2.0 
 4. Moreno, Cimarrones1.9 
 5. Murray, Academia1.8 
 6. Ortiz, Fast Break1.8 
 7. Renteria, Cimar.1.7 
 8. McCoy, Condores1.6 
 9. Roberson, Condores1.5 
 10. Williams, Cimarrones1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Divier PEREZ
  Academia
  (201-F/C-89)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Perez, Academia1.8 
 2. Sandidge, Aguilas1.5 
 3. Hinestroza-J., Fast B.1.3 
 4. Cornelius, Caciques1.1 
 5. Quinones, Academia1.0 
 6. Jones, Sabios1.0 
 7. Givens, Piratas0.9 
 8. Velez, Sabios0.9 
 9. Asprilla, Caciques0.7 
 10. Bermudez, Condores0.7 


PBD Round 17 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

Liga DirecTV round 17 most important game was a victory of Piratas over 7th ranked Patriotas 97-85 on Tuesday night. The game was mostly controlled by Piratas. Patriotas managed to win fourth quarter 26-25. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Patriotas 51-23 including a 30-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. Piratas looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists. Venezuelan forward Jhon Romero (199-85) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 15 rebounds and 7 assists. American guard Brandon Givens (198-87, college: NC-Wesleyan) contributed with 30 points for the winners. American swingman Robert Crawford (201-90, college: Cent.Arkansas) answered with 31 points and 7 assists for Patriotas. Piratas (5-12) moved-up to seventh place. Patriotas lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom position with 13 games lost. Piratas will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Patriotas will play again at home against Piratas (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Important game to mention about took place in Montana. Second ranked Academia (10-7) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 4th placed Condores (8-9) 88-86 on Tuesday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Condores. Canadian point guard Tyler Murray (195-90, college: Wagner) stepped up and scored 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners and Oscar Balbuena chipped in 24 points. American forward Lamar Roberson (203-86, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Haylett Sports) responded with 27 points and 6 rebounds. Defending champion maintains second place with 10-7 record having two points less than leader Fast Break. Condores at the other side keep the fourth position with nine games lost. They share it with Sabios. Academia will again play against Condores (#5) in Cundinamarca in the next round. Condores will have a break next round.
An interesting game for Fast Break (14-1) which hosted in Bogota 3rd placed Sabios (8-9). First ranked Fast Break had an easy win 90-69. Stalin Ortiz nailed 26 points and 5 steals for the winning side. Ashton Smith came up with 21 points for Sabios in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Fast Break have an impressive series of thirteen victories in a row. Newly promoted Fast Break maintains first place with 14-1 record. Loser Sabios dropped to the fourth position with nine games lost. They share it with Condores. Fast Break will again meet at home Sabios (#4) in the next round. Sabios will have a break next round.
The game in Valleduparnga was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Cimarrones (7-6) played at the court of sixth ranked Caciques (8-7). Caciques managed to secure a 7-point victory 78-71. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Cimarrones. American players dominated the game. The best player for the winners was Malik Story who scored 20 points and 9 rebounds. Cimarrones' coach Plinio Rosero rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Caciques moved-up to third place. Cimarrones at the other side dropped to the sixth position with six games lost. Caciques' next round opponent will be again Cimarrones (#6) in Quibdo-Choco.

Caciques - Cimarrones 78-71

The game in Valleduparnga was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Cimarrones (7-6) played at the court of sixth ranked Caciques (8-7). Caciques managed to secure a 7-point victory 78-71. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Cimarrones. The hosts were already 11 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 21-17 Cimarrones' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 78-71 at the end of the game. Caciques players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. American players dominated the game. The best player for the winners was swingman Malik Story (196-90, college: Nevada, agency: Two Points) who scored 20 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Brandon Provost (190-90, college: UTRGV) chipped in 14 points and 4 assists. Four Caciques players scored in double figures. Swingman Amir Carraway (198-91, college: Chico St.) produced 22 points and 6 rebounds and forward Trevone Williams (198-93, college: Cal.Baptist) added 14 points respectively for the guests. Cimarrones' coach Plinio Rosero rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Caciques moved-up to third place. Cimarrones at the other side dropped to the sixth position with six games lost. Caciques' next round opponent will be again Cimarrones (#6) in Quibdo-Choco.
Top scorers:
Caciques: M.Story 20+9reb+3ast, F.Lucena 18+1reb, B.Provost 14+4reb+4ast, F.Asprilla 10+5reb+1ast, H.Wormely 8+3reb+8ast, M.Bermudez 6+3reb+1ast
Cimarrones: A.Carraway 22+6reb+3ast, T.Williams 14+3reb+1ast, R.Caicedo 11+3reb+3ast, E.Renteria 9+7reb, J.Hardy 7+6reb, J.Hernandez 3+3reb
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Academia - Condores 88-86

Important game to mention about took place in Montana. Second ranked Academia (10-7) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 4th placed Condores (8-9) 88-86 on Tuesday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Condores. Condores were ahead by 7 points after three quarters before a 25-16 charge of Academia, which allowed them to win the game. Canadian point guard Tyler Murray (195-90, college: Wagner) stepped up and scored 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners and Dominican Oscar Balbuena (195-94, agency: Basket Management Solutions) chipped in 24 points. Four Academia players scored in double figures. American forward Lamar Roberson (203-86, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Haylett Sports) responded with 27 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import point guard Ryan McCoy (183-87, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Haylett Sports) scored 21 points and 6 assists. Defending champion maintains second place with 10-7 record having two points less than leader Fast Break. Condores at the other side keep the fourth position with nine games lost. They share it with Sabios. Academia will again play against Condores (#5) in Cundinamarca in the next round. Condores will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Academia: O.Balbuena 24+3reb+3ast, G.Diaz 22+4reb+3ast, T.Murray 18+8reb+6ast, D.Perez 13+8reb+2ast, A.Trespalacios 7+5reb, J.Fajardo 3+1ast
Condores: L.Roberson 27+6reb+2ast, R.McCoy 21+4reb+6ast, L.Almanza 18+7reb, H.Diaz 7+7reb+5ast, E.Torres 6+2reb+3ast, J.Acevedo 3
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Aguilas - Piratas 85-97

Liga DirecTV round 17 most important game was a victory of Piratas over 7th ranked Patriotas 97-85 on Tuesday night. The game was mostly controlled by Piratas. Patriotas managed to win fourth quarter 26-25. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Patriotas 51-23 including a 30-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. Piratas looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists. Venezuelan forward Jhon Romero (199-85) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 15 rebounds and 7 assists. American guard Brandon Givens (198-87, college: NC-Wesleyan) contributed with 30 points for the winners. Givens is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five Piratas players scored in double figures. American swingman Robert Crawford (201-90, college: Cent.Arkansas) answered with 31 points and 7 assists and the other American import forward Frisco Sandidge (198-87, college: Delaware St.) added 14 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks in the effort for Patriotas. Piratas (5-12) moved-up to seventh place. Patriotas lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom position with 13 games lost. Piratas will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Patriotas will play again at home against Piratas (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Piratas: B.Givens 30+4reb+3ast, J.Mendoza 23+8reb+1ast, J.Romero 17+15reb+7ast, E.Romero 16+14reb+5ast, J.Medina 10+7reb+10ast, D.Hernandez 1+1reb+3ast
Aguilas: R.Crawford 31+7ast, A.Bivins 18+4reb+1ast, F.Sandidge 14+10reb, O.Fonseca 7+2reb+1ast, J. Lopez 6+3reb+2ast, J.Pardo 5+1reb+5ast
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Fast Break - Sabios 90-69

An interesting game for Fast Break (14-1) which hosted in Bogota 3rd placed Sabios (8-9). First ranked Fast Break had an easy win 90-69. The game without a history. Fast Break led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Sabios' 48. Fast Break forced 20 Sabios turnovers. The former international guard Stalin Ortiz (190-81, college: Valparaiso) nailed 26 points and 5 steals for the winning side and Nigerian-American guard Henry Uhegwu (191-82, college: S.Utah) accounted for 17 points and 6 assists. Canadian guard Ashton Smith (187-89, college: Indiana, PA) came up with 21 points and naturalized American guard Ricardo Rivera (190-91, college: Voorhees) added 14 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Sabios in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Fast Break have an impressive series of thirteen victories in a row. Newly promoted Fast Break maintains first place with 14-1 record. Loser Sabios dropped to the fourth position with nine games lost. They share it with Condores. Fast Break will again meet at home Sabios (#4) in the next round. Sabios will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Fast Break: S.Ortiz 26+3reb+2ast, H.Uhegwu 17+2reb+6ast, M.Sneed 14+5reb, M.Hinestroza Javes 13+5reb+2ast, D.Crockrell 7+6reb+5ast, L.Julio 6+5reb
Sabios: A.Smith 21+4reb+3ast, R.Rivera 14+5reb+1ast, D.Castro 11+3reb+1ast, K.Jones 10+3reb, S.Coombs 5+6reb+5ast, S.Betancur 3+2ast
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Stalin Ortiz claims Colombian PBD weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced Former international Guard Stalin Ortiz (190-G-81) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's leader Fast Break and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 16.
The 35-year old guard had the game-high 22 points adding eight rebounds and three assists for Fast Break in his team's victory, helping them to outclass Academia (#2, 10-7) with 29-point margin 84-55. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Fast Break to consolidate first place in the Colombian PBD. Fast Break has a very good season and are considered to have a run for the championship title. They improved their record to 14-1. In the team's last game Ortiz had a remarkable 70.0% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Fast Break, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Valparaiso University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Ortiz is in league's top in points (2nd best: 24.0ppg), rebounds (8th best: 7.4rpg) and averages solid 53.3% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 30-year old American forward Lamar Roberson (203-F-86, agency: Haylett Sports) of Condores. Roberson impressed basketball fans with 23 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course Condores cruised to a 84-75 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Aguilas (#8, 4-13). Despite this victory Condores slide down in the standings to 5th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 8-9 record. Roberson 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 20.4ppg (#4). His other stats are also decent: 5.8rpg and 3.1apg.

The third best performed player last round was Canadian Ashton Smith (187-G-89) of Sabios (#4). Smith showcased his all-around game by recording 29 points, nine rebounds and five assists in the last round. Despite Smith's great performance Sabios lost 75-77 to #3 ranked Caciques. But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The chances of Sabios ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 9 games, recording just eight victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Smith could help Sabios to bring them higher in the standings. Smith has a great season in Colombia. After 16 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 20.5ppg (3rd best) and assists with 5.4apg (3rd best). He also has FGP: 51.2% and 3PT: 40.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Horace Wormely (168-PG-84) of Caciques - 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Robert Crawford (201-G/F-90) of Aguilas - 21 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists
6. Edgar Moreno (190-G-81) of Cimarrones - 12 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists
7. Hector Diaz (197-G/F-92) of Condores - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Malik Story (196-F/G-90) of Caciques - 20 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Brandon Provost (190-G-90) of Caciques - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Emiro Romero (194-G/F-84) of Piratas - 13 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)



Colombian PBD round 15 best performance: Ashton Smith - by Eurobasket News

Canadian Guard Ashton Smith (187-G-89) had a very impressive game in the last round for Sabios, receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 15.
The 27-year old player was the main contributor (31 points, two rebounds and seven assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Caciques (#6, 7-7) 95-87. Sabios maintains the 3rd position in Colombian PBD. Sabios is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 8-8 record. In the team's last game Smith had a remarkable 66.7% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Sabios, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Former Indiana University of Pennsylvania star has very solid stats this year. Smith is in league's top in points (3rd best: 20.5ppg), assists (3rd best: 5.5apg) and averages impressive 51.6% FGP and 41.7% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was 32-year old American Horace Wormely (168-PG-84) of Caciques. Wormely had a very good evening with a double-double of 28 points and 10 assists. Bad luck as Caciques lost that game 87-95 to the higher-ranked Sabios (#3, 8-8). Caciques is still second from the bottom in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 7-7 record is not bad and everything may still change. Wormely 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 Sabios' star - Canadian guard Shamar Coombs (185-G-86). Coombs got into 30-points club by scoring 31 points in the last round. He went also for eight rebounds and four assists. He was another key player of Sabios, helping his team with a 95-87 win against the lower-ranked Caciques (#6, 7-7). Sabios needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 8 victories and 8 lost games. Coombs has a great season in Colombia. After 15 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.5ppg (5th best), rebounds with 7.5rpg (9th best) and assists with 4.4apg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ryan McCoy (183-PG-87) of Condores - 16 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Robert Crawford (201-G/F-90) of Aguilas - 24 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Luis Almanza (196-F-91) of Condores - 21 points and 11 rebounds
7. Amir Carraway (198-G/F-91) of Cimarrones - 17 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Michael Hinestroza Javes (208-F-90) of Fast Break - 14 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Eduardo Torres (195-F-81) of Condores - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Kregg Jones (203-F-91) of Sabios - 12 points, 10 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)



PBD Round 16: Caciques edge Sabios by two points - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 16 in the Liga DirecTV took place in Manizales. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 3rd ranked Sabios (8-8) to sixth ranked Caciques (7-7) 77-75 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Sabios. American swingman Malik Story (196-90, college: Nevada, agency: Two Points) fired a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. The other American import point guard Horace Wormely (168-84, college: Vanguard) chipped in 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Canadian guard Ashton Smith (187-89, college: Indiana, PA) produced 29 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for lost side. Caciques maintains sixth position with 7-7 record. Sabios at the other side keep the third place with eight games lost. They share the position with Condores. Caciques are looking forward to face higher ranked Cimarrones (#5) in Quibdo-Choco in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Sabios will play on the road against the league's leader Fast Break in Bogota and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Bogota. First ranked Fast Break faced their biggest opponent Academia. Host Fast Break (13-1) smashed guests from Montana (9-7) 84-55. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international guard Stalin Ortiz (190-81, college: Valparaiso) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 8 rebounds. Henry Uhegwu contributed with 16 points and 4 assists for the winners. Fast Break's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international point guard Simon Granados (182-93) replied with 16 points and 4 assists for Academia. Fast Break have an impressive 12-game winning streak. Newly promoted Fast Break maintains first position with 13-1 record. Academia lost fourth consecutive game. Defending champion keeps the second place with seven games lost. Fast Break will play against Sabios (#3) in Manizales in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Academia will play at home against Condores and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 16 Aguilas was defeated by Condores in Cundinamarca 84-75. Cimarrones beat Piratas at home 76-64.
The best stats of 16th round was 23 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists by Lamar Roberson of Condores.

Condores - Aguilas 84-75

There was no surprise in Cundinamarca where 7th ranked Patriotas (4-12) were defeated by fourth ranked Condores (8-8) 84-75. Condores outrebounded Patriotas 46-35 including a 36-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Lamar Roberson (203-86, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Haylett Sports) who helped to win the game recording 23 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Naturalized Venezuelan swingman Hector Diaz (197-92) contributed with 20 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Condores' coach Tomas Diaz allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American swingman Robert Crawford (201-90, college: Cent.Arkansas) replied with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists and naturalized American guard Julio Velandia (188-90, college: Missouri Baptist) added 18 points and 5 assists in the effort for Patriotas. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Condores have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Sabios. Patriotas lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 12 games lost. They share it with Piratas. Condores will play against league's second-placed Academia in Montana in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Patriotas will play at home against Piratas (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Condores: L.Roberson 23+9reb+5ast, H.Diaz 20+6reb+2ast, E.Torres 17+6reb+2ast, R.McCoy 16+3reb+8ast, D.Balanta 4+1ast, L.Almanza 2+17reb+5ast
Aguilas: R.Crawford 21+10reb+8ast, J.Velandia 18+3reb+5ast, O.Fonseca 16+3reb+2ast, J.Pardo 10+4reb+1ast, F.Sandidge 7+11reb+4ast, J. Lopez 3+3reb+1ast
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Cimarrones - Piratas 76-64

No shocking result in a game in Quibdo-Choco where fifth ranked Cimarrones (7-5) defeated bottom-ranked Piratas (4-12) 76-64. Cimarrones forced 19 Piratas turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international guard Edgar Moreno (190-81, college: UTEP) who helped to win the game recording 12 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists. The former international center John Hernandez (207-84) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Cimarrones' coach Plinio Rosero allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Swingman Emiro Romero (194-84) replied with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds and American guard Brandon Givens (198-87, college: NC-Wesleyan) added 14 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Piratas. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Cimarrones maintains fifth position with 7-5 record. Piratas lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 12 games lost. They share the position with Aguilas. Cimarrones will play against Caciques (#6) in Valleduparnga in the next round. Piratas will play on the road against Patriotas in Boyaca and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Cimarrones: T.Williams 16+2reb+3ast, J.Hardy 14+3reb+2ast, E.Moreno 12+7reb+8ast, J.Hernandez 12+11reb, A.Carraway 10+5reb+2ast, E.Renteria 5+11reb+1ast
Piratas: B.Givens 14+5reb+3ast, E.Romero 13+11reb+1ast, J.Romero 11+7reb+2ast, J.Medina 10+5reb+4ast, G.Pena 9+7reb+3ast, J.Mendoza 3+5reb
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Sabios - Caciques 75-77

The most exciting game of round 16 in the Liga DirecTV took place in Manizales. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 3rd ranked Sabios (8-8) to sixth ranked Caciques (7-7) 77-75 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Sabios. American swingman Malik Story (196-90, college: Nevada, agency: Two Points) fired a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. The other American import point guard Horace Wormely (168-84, college: Vanguard) chipped in 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Canadian guard Ashton Smith (187-89, college: Indiana, PA) produced 29 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and Canadian guard Shamar Coombs (185-86, college: Texas A&M-CC) added 17 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists respectively for lost side. Caciques maintains sixth position with 7-7 record. Sabios at the other side keep the third place with eight games lost. They share the position with Condores. Caciques are looking forward to face higher ranked Cimarrones (#5) in Quibdo-Choco in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Sabios will play on the road against the league's leader Fast Break in Bogota and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Caciques: M.Story 20+10reb+3ast, H.Wormely 18+8reb+6ast, B.Provost 16+5reb+7ast, F.Asprilla 6+9reb+2ast, F.Lucena 6+1reb, M.Bermudez 5+3reb+1ast
Sabios: A.Smith 29+9reb+5ast, S.Coombs 17+5reb+8ast, K.Jones 14+4reb+1ast, L.Blandon 8+9reb+1ast, R.Rivera 3, D.Castro 2+3reb
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Fast Break - Academia 84-55

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Bogota. First ranked Fast Break faced their biggest opponent Academia. Host Fast Break (13-1) smashed guests from Montana (9-7) 84-55. It was a great shooting night for Fast Break especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 58.8 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international guard Stalin Ortiz (190-81, college: Valparaiso) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 8 rebounds. Nigerian-American guard Henry Uhegwu (191-82, college: S.Utah) contributed with 16 points and 4 assists for the winners. Fast Break's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international point guard Simon Granados (182-93) replied with 16 points and 4 assists and the former international power forward Divier Perez (201-89) added 13 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Academia. Fast Break have an impressive 12-game winning streak. Newly promoted Fast Break maintains first position with 13-1 record. Academia lost fourth consecutive game. Defending champion keeps the second place with seven games lost. Fast Break will play against Sabios (#3) in Manizales in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Academia will play at home against Condores and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Fast Break: S.Ortiz 22+8reb+3ast, H.Uhegwu 16+2reb+4ast, D.Crockrell 11+3reb+1ast, M.Hinestroza Javes 8+6reb+1ast, L.Salazar 7+2reb+3ast, L.Julio 6+6reb
Academia: S.Granados 16+4reb+4ast, D.Perez 13+9reb+1ast, O.Balbuena 13+5reb+2ast, M.Montano 7+10reb+2ast, J.Fajardo 3+1reb+1ast, G.Diaz 2+1reb+1ast
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Costa Rican National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Costa Rican National Team 2017
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Marco Chacon
Chacon
Pablo Fonseca
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David Shedden
Shedden
Isaac Conejo
Conejo
Rohel Wilson
Wilson
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Marco Chacon 192-PF-97 Barva Costa Rica
Pablo Fonseca 185-G-96 Barva Costa Rica
David Shedden 197-F-95 Barva Costa Rica
Isaac Conejo 182-G-94 ARBA Costa Rica
Devon Lynch G ARBA Costa Rica
Kevin Rodriguez 192-C-96 ARBA Costa Rica
Adrian Chavarria 96 Escazu Costa Rica
Victor Arias Escazu Costa Rica
Mario Herrera 174-PG-97 Escazu Costa Rica
Rohel Wilson 197-F/C-89 Escazu Costa Rica
Milton Jimenez G-95 U Latina Costa Rica
Oscar Barquero 180-PF-96 U Latina Costa Rica
Luis Jara Grecia Costa Rica
George Letford 185-G/F-91 Grecia Costa Rica
Daniel Rodriguez 170-PG Grecia Costa Rica
Juan Vargas C U Costa Rica Costa Rica
Daniel Shedden 190-PF-96 Liberia Costa Rica
Ronny Espinoza G Abogados Costa Rica
Steven Mcdonald 197-C
Carlos Pereira 170-SG-98 U Costa Rica Costa Rica
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Marijan Cakarun (ex-Manresa) joins Primorska - by Zeljko Zule

After a year in Spain, Marijan Cakarun (204-C-90) has returned to Slovenia to play for Primorska. He signed a three-year contract. Cakarun arrived from ICL Manresa, for whom he averaged 7.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.1 blocks in 32 Liga Endesa with last season.
Cakarun grew up with Zadar and has already played for Jazine, Borik, Jolly JBS and Kvarner in his native Croatia plus Helios Suns in a 2015-16 season. He averaged 15.2 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.1 steals, helped Helios to win Slovenian Championship title. He was avarded Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League Finals MVP and Center of the Year.



Petrolina AEK Larnaca keeps Petrovic for another season - by Eurobasket News

Petrolina AEK Larnaca (Division A) re-signed 32-year old Croatian forward Tomislav Petrovic (202-85). He has played there for the last two seasons. Petrovic managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 26 Division A games he averaged 9.4ppg, 3.1rpg and 2.0apg. He helped them to win the Supercup and make to league final. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League Co-Forward of the Year, selected to 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game. Petrovic also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 10.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.8apg and 1.5spg. And finally he contributed to 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded just 2.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.5apg and 2.0spg.
Among other achievements Petrovic won Cyprus League championship title for two years in a row (2015 and 2016).
He was a member of Croatian U20 National Team back in 2005.
Petrovic has played also professionally in Belgium, Bosnia (Siroki Primorka) and Croatia (KK Zagreb, Cedevita, Maksimir and Kvarner Resort Novi Rijeka).

Petrolina AEK Larnaca roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Georgios Palalas
Iakovos Panteli
Andreas Sizopoulos
Themis Pallikaridis

Forward:
Tomislav Petrovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Cyprus



Teo Petani (ex GKK Sibenik) agreed terms with Levice - by Michal Duchovic

BK Levicki Patrioti (SBL) inked 29-year old Croatian guard Teo Petani (190-88). He has played for the last four years at GKK Sibenik in Croatian A1 league. In 29 games he recorded 9.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 4.3apg last season. Petani helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Croatian A1 League Honorable Mention award in 2015 and 2016.
Petani represented Croatia at the European Championships U20 in Riga (Latvia) nine years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 7.7ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.9apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 44.0%, 3PT: 31.6%, FT: 82.4%.
Petani has played also professionally in Bosnia (Capljina Lasta), Slovenia (Triglav) and Croatia (KK_Zadar, Jolly, Slavonski Brod, Borik Puntamika and Pet Bunara).

BK Levicki Patrioti roster for 2017-2018:

Teo Petani
Miha Vasl
Zarko Djuric
Boris Bojanovsky
Simon Krajcovic
Martin Bachan
Martin Danielic
Patrik Adamik

Coach: Teo Hojc



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Petrolina AEK Larnaca keeps Petrovic for another season - by Eurobasket News

Petrolina AEK Larnaca (Division A) re-signed 32-year old Croatian forward Tomislav Petrovic (202-85). He has played there for the last two seasons. Petrovic managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 26 Division A games he averaged 9.4ppg, 3.1rpg and 2.0apg. He helped them to win the Supercup and make to league final. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League Co-Forward of the Year, selected to 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game. Petrovic also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 10.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.8apg and 1.5spg. And finally he contributed to 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded just 2.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.5apg and 2.0spg.
Among other achievements Petrovic won Cyprus League championship title for two years in a row (2015 and 2016).
He was a member of Croatian U20 National Team back in 2005.
Petrovic has played also professionally in Belgium, Bosnia (Siroki Primorka) and Croatia (KK Zagreb, Cedevita, Maksimir and Kvarner Resort Novi Rijeka).

Petrolina AEK Larnaca roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Georgios Palalas
Iakovos Panteli
Andreas Sizopoulos
Themis Pallikaridis

Forward:
Tomislav Petrovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Cyprus



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The Wizards sign Rayshawn Simmons, ex Prostejov - by Eurobasket News

Washington Wizards signed guard Rayshawn Simmons (193-84kg, college: Cent.Michigan, agency: Two Points) to a Summer League contract. He played last season at Orli Prostejov in NBL league in Czech Republic. In 15 games he had 11.9ppg, 4.5rpg, 5.3apg (top 4) and 1.1spg.
Simmons has never been drafted by the NBA. His team made it to the Czech Republic Final Four.
Simmons graduated from Central Michigan University in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in NBA



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Stats Leaders - LIDOBA

Points Per Game
 Gerardo SUERO
  Indios SFM
  (196-G-89)
  Avg: 28.2
 1. Suero, Indios SFM28.2 
 2. Gilder, Caneros LR21.6 
 3. Guzman, Soles SD21.4 
 4. Bailey, Reales LV21.0 
 5. Woodbury, Titanes .20.0 
 6. Freeman, Caner.19.1 
 7. Santana, Titanes .19.0 
 8. Gaines, Metros S.18.5 
 9. Glenn, Metros S.18.3 
 10. Suero, Indios SFM17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jhonatan ARAUJO
  Leones SD
  (208-C-96)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Araujo, Leones SD10.1 
 2. McCombs, Soles SD10.0 
 3. Williams, Titanes .10.0 
 4. Mitchell, Metros S.9.0 
 5. Shannon, Indios S.8.6 
 6. Santana, Titanes .8.3 
 7. Rhett, Leones SD8.0 
 8. Glenn, Metros S.7.5 
 9. Suero, Indios SFM7.2 
 10. Suero, Indios SFM7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Juan CORONADO
  Reales LV
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Coronado, Reales LV6.1 
 2. Soliman, Caner.5.9 
 3. Suero, Indios SFM5.1 
 4. De-Leon, Metros S.4.9 
 5. Miller, Leones SD4.7 
 6. Fortuna, Leones SD4.2 
 7. Ruiz, Soles SD4.2 
 8. Glenn, Metros S.4.1 
 9. Rhett, Leones SD3.7 
 10. Maye, Reales LV3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Juan Miguel SUERO
  Indios SFM
  (198-SG-93)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Suero, Indios SFM1.9 
 2. Fortuna, Leones SD1.9 
 3. Beidler, Huracane.1.8 
 4. Valdez, Huracane.1.8 
 5. Rose, Huracanes PP1.7 
 6. Suero, Indios SFM1.6 
 7. Fortuna, Titanes .1.6 
 8. Williams, Caner.1.3 
 9. Mitchell, Metros S.1.3 
 10. Montas, Caneros LR1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Tony MITCHELL
  Metros S.
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Mitchell, Metros S.2.4 
 2. Evangelista, Caner.1.5 
 3. McCombs, Soles SD1.4 
 4. Okosun, Reales LV1.2 
 5. Shannon, Indios S.1.1 
 6. Suero, Indios SFM1.0 
 7. Glenn, Metros S.0.9 
 8. Garcia, Caneros LR0.8 
 9. Santana, Titanes .0.8 
 10. Rhett, Leones SD0.8 


Frank Gaines claims Dominican Rep. LNB weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Frank Gaines (191-SG-90) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's second-best Metros STGO and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11.
The 26-year old shooting guard had the game-high 31 points adding four rebounds and three assists for Metros STGO in his team's victory, helping them to crush Leones SD (#4, 6-7) with 25-point margin 107-82. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Metros STGO maintains the 2nd position in Dominican Rep. LNB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Metros STGO will need more victories to improve their 9-3 record. In the team's last game Gaines had a remarkable 62.5% from 2-point range and got five three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He just recently signed at Metros STGO, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Indiana Univ-Purdue Univ.-Ft.Wayne graduate has very impressive stats this year. Gaines is in league's top in points (5th best: 19.3ppg) and averages solid 55.3% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was another Metros STGO's star - 28-year old center Eloy Vargas (211-C-88, agency: Duran International). Vargas impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds. Of course together with Gaines he helped Metros STGO with another comfortable win outscoring slightly lower-ranked Leones SD (#4, 6-7) 107-82. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Metros STGO consolidated its place in top 2 of the standings. His team's 9-3 record is not bad at all. Vargas is one of the most experienced players at Metros STGO and similarly like Frank Gaines has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was Elpidio Fortuna (188-G-85, agency: Basket Management Solutions) of Leones SD (#4). Fortuna scored 26 points and passed four assists. Despite Fortuna's great performance Leones SD lost 103-105 to slightly lower-ranked Reales LV (#6, 5-7). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Leones SD ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 7 games, recording just six victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Fortuna could help Leones SD to bring them higher in the standings. Fortuna has a great season in Dominican Republic. After 13 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 4.2apg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Juan Coronado (193-G-83) of Reales LV - 21 points, 3 rebounds and 10 assists
5. Ollie Bailey (201-G/F-85) of Reales LV - 26 points and 3 rebounds
6. Juan Miguel Suero (198-SG-93) of Indios SFM - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Ashton Gibbs (188-PG-90) of Indios SFM - 23 points and 2 rebounds
8. James Maye (201-G/F-81) of Reales LV - 23 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Brian Williams (208-C-87) of Titanes Licey - 5 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Robert Glenn (203-PF-89) of Metros STGO - 14 points, 6 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)



Soles de Santo Domingo tabs Tony Woods, ex Rilski - by Eurobasket News

Soles de Santo Domingo (LNB) inked 27-year old American center Tony Woods (211-110kg-90, college: Oregon). He played most recently at Rilski in Bulgarian NBL league. In 10 games he averaged 4.2ppg and 3.4rpg last season. Woods also spent pre-season at Doxa Lefkadas (A1) in Greek league that year.
His college team won Pac-12 Tournament in 2013.
Woods has played also professionally in Cyprus (Apoel), Romania (CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu) and Greece (Panionios, Apollon Patras and Nea Kifisia).
He attended University of Oregon until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
Woods' game is described as: An extremely athletic big man with great size and length ... Has a reputation as a tough, physical inside presence who attacks the rim with great fury ... Runs the floor very well ... Terrific shot blocker ... Skilled big man with a soft touch around the rim and on the perimeter.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Dominican Republic



Shaun Lawton joins Indios de San Francisco - by Eurobasket News

Indios de San Francisco (LNB) added to their roster 24-year old American guard Shaun Lawton (196-86kg-93, college: Maine) from Titanes Licey in LNB. But in four games in Dominican Republic he had just 1.8ppg last season. Lawton also spent pre-season at Reales that year. The other team he played shortly was CDP Domingo Paulino Santiago (Santiago League).
Lawton graduated from University of Maine in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Dominican Republic



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2017 Las Vegas Summer League Expecting a Large Turnout of Scouts - by ESL News

The Eurobasket Summer League (ESL) is coming off of one of its best years in 2016. It featured 108 players receiving contracts overseas, in the NBA D-League, or even the NBA. 2016 Las Vegas Participant David Nwaba (193-G-93, college: Cal Poly - SLO) finished his 2016-17 season with the Los Angeles Lakers, after spending the majority of his season with D-League affiliate Los Angeles D-Fenders. With that being said, all of the professional coaches that helped run the 2016 Las Vegas ESL are coming back for another year. Thomas Roijakkers (Belgium). Allen Mkrtychyan (Russia), Pascual Padilla (Latin America), and Matthew Otten (Netherlands) are all back for another year. ESL will also add Graham Wilson (England), Vincent Van Sliedregt (Netherlands), Martin Knezevic (NBA D-League), and Todd Triplett (Iceland) to the team for 2017!

These coaches along with the Eurobasket.com staff will be on the court with the players helping them advance their games to the international level. Meanwhile, last year had scouts from 25 different countries all in attendance during the ESL camp scouting from the bleachers! The first day of the camp will allow the players to get acclimated with the coach they will have during their ESL games. The acclimation process will include various skill set drills, offensive sets, and defensive strategy implementation to help advance them through the new Double Elimination tournament. The last two days will be strictly games as the coaches and teams look to win the Las Vegas ESL Championship. The event run by the biggest name in International Basketball will be the most talked about event during the NBA Summer League.

Camp Attendees as of June 28th, 2017

NumberNamePositionHeightLast TeamDivision
0Kevin DukesG61SUNONAIA
1Jeremy HinesG62Our Lady of the LakeNAIA
2Shane SmithG63GreenvilleNCAA 3
3Terrence DurhamG63Tennessee MartinNCAA I
4Shemiye McLendonG63South FloridaNCAA I
5Eric LindseyG63Washington AdventistNAIA
6Xavier ColbertG62Lyndon StateNCAA 3
7Wilber EverettG64Haskell Indian NationsNAIA
8Christian GravesG62MaloneNCAA 2
9Jared BardG63SUNY ESFUSCAA
11Michael WalkerG64St. ThomasNAIA
12Isaiah CooperG60Los Angeles ValleyJUCO
13Chase LawsonG63Wheeling JesuitNCAA 2
14Emeche WellsGF64Southwestern Oklahoma StateNCAA 2
15Jimmy ScrogginsG62Mumbai ChallengersIndia
16Kohl MeyerG63Puget SoundNCAA 3
17Taylor DreyG63Evergreen StateNAIA
18Joshea SingletonG64North Carolina A&TNCAA I
19Hakim ArnoldG63La VerneNCAA 3
20Kevin HendersonG64Saint Martin'sNCAA 2
21Joey BennettG64CS StanislausNCAA 2
22Josh MayberryG63Dominican ILNCAA 3
23Victor JonesG64Culver StocktonNAIA
24Xavier YoungGF64TougalooNAIA
25Elliott MeredithGF65Washington AdventistNAIA
26Hanif CarterG60Long Beach ShoremanCBL
27Christian DowneyG510VictoryNCCAA
28Lorenzo GonzalezG59Univ of DallasNCAA 3
29Matt BantonG511Franklin PierceNCAA 2
30Cameron GypsynG66Leeds Engl, AgustinosEng/Spain
31Reed MellsG510Ruvo di PugliaItaly
33Demetrius LambrightG510LasellNCAA 3
34Dulani RobinsonG59Texas SouthernNCAA I
35Manny WelchG60Pitt-BradfordNCAA 3
36Johnny CookseyG511York NENAIA
37Gabriel OntiverosG60Mt San AntonioJUCO
38Guy JohnsonG510Adams StateNCAA II
39Keenan SmithG60East-West UnivNCCAA
40Brandon RobinsonG511FinlandiaNCAA 3
41Christian SullivanG55HCCNCCAA
42Kiel LewisG61Ave MariaNAIA
43Marcus ClarkG60El Camino CollegeJUCO
44KC HarrisonG60Pacific Univ ORNCAA 3
45Jermaine RussellG61Mesabi RangeJUCO
46Tre HoweG511York NENAIA
47John Crotty ReynosoG59Arizona StateNCAA I
48Michael DisonG510Bim Bum RendeItaly
50Josh WhiteG61SIU EdwardsvilleNCAA I
51Julian ThomasF66Frank PhillipsJUCO
52Zach GordonF68Cal PolyNCAA 1
53Thomas SimienF66MultnomahNAIA
54Jordan RutherfordGF67St. Gregory'sNAIA
57Evan ZabriskiF66AlleghenyNCAA 3
58Daniel MulambaF69LangstonNAIA
59Telvin GabrielGF66LanderNCAA 2
60Vamba DonzoF66Texas CollegeNAIA
61Corey HammellF66Alaska AnchorageNCAA 2
63Michael WhiteF68UTSA/Mexico/SingaporeMex/Sing
64Lance StokesF67ChattanoogaNCAA 1
65Josh PalmerF67DruryNCAA 2
66Richard FreemanF68PikevilleNAIA
67Jordan StottsF68Moncton Canada
68AJ WestF69Al-Sadd/SiauliaiQatar/Lithuania
69Henry UwadiaeF70DominicanNCAA 2
70Zach CurranF66HussonNCAA 3
71Kristopher BellF610Fort Valley StateNCAA 2
72Andrew FishlerF71MercerNCAA I
74Jordan OmogbehinF73KingNCAA 2
76Tajai JohnsonG62Clark AtlantaNCAA 2
77Lance CrawfordG511UMASS-Lowell, S. AlabamaNCAA 1
78Jarrod SheffieldG510GraceNAIA
79Michael WilliamsG61Green RiverJUCO
81Tommy CervenG61KalamazooNCAA 3
82Ray SansomG61LamarNCAA I
83Rico OverallG60LeeNCAA 2
84Alec BerrymanG61LorasNCAA 3
85Devan BaileyG62CheshireEngland
87Edson AvilaF610Georgetown CollegeNAIA
90Demetris MorantF69Florida Gulf CoastNCAA I
91Tele AdenihunF65RhemaUSCAA
92Tevis RobinsonF65Johnson Wales FLNAIA
93Trenton RichardsonGF66Saint Mary KSNAIA
94Ryan CaldwellGF64SUNY ESFUSCAA
95David StraughterGF65Montana State NorthernNAIA
96Jordan CannonG64WartburgNCAA 3
97Martez PointerGF65Tennessee TempleNCCAA
98JD TisdaleGF65Rogers StateNCAA 2
99Adebayo BabalolaG64MorningsideNAIA
100Mack JohnsonG63Sioux FallsNCAA 2
102Jullian PowerG62Oregon StateNCAA 1
105Tyrus FleetwoodG62Washington AdventistNAIA
106Sam NattG61UnionNAIA
108Tre O'NealG61Nicholls StateNCAA I
110Earl PetersonG63Loyola ChicagoNCAA I
111Marquis MarshallGF65AlverniaNCAA 3
113CJ ParkerGF65Mount MercyNAIA
115Chris JohnsonG65Pierce CollegeJUCO
116Dante RobinsonGF65Holy NamesNCAA 2
117Davis ZonneG61SK Barons RigaLatvia
118Nehemiah JonesGF61ReinhardtNAIA
138Joey PuddisterG60NipissingCanada
149Caleb MackG64Huddinge Basket SwedenSweden
121Joe BrownF67SUNO NAIA
122 Frankie JohnsonG57Evergreen StateNAIA
123 Frank SchettinoG511Staten IslandNCAA III



2017 Chicago Eurobasket Summer League Sunday Results! - by ESL News

The 2017 Eurobasket Summer League Chicago Combine concluded Sunday with the game portion of the event. Each player played in two games and are availability immediately. Below you can find the box scores for each game and the full video for each.

Game 1:
Berlin 80 v Madrid 71

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2VC9Qkm1Qw



#BerlinPtsRebAstStlBlk
99Marcus Davis22200
45Johnny Baldwin (178-PG)131300
58Taylen Alexander (196-G/F)135110
26Demetrius Davis94610
18Cordell Hall (182-PG-86, college: Wilberforce)42110
74Nick Trisko (203-C)2915222
21Joe Remstad (196-F)1014440
#MadridPtsRebAstStlBlk
23Jacari Morgan56211
33Tre Wagner (185-G-93)91210
93Darrick Scott (193-F)168201
3Elisee Dondon (191-PG-98)97301
66Devon Friend (198-PF)126310
38Kristian Morgan (183-G)88520
9Elie Dondon (193-G-94)127010

Game 2:
Berlin 78 v Moscow 64

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj31A6szCKc&t=24s



#BerlinPtsRebAstStlBlk
99Marcus Davis53000
45Johnny Baldwin185300
58Taylen Alexander53200
26Demetrius Davis136411
18Cordell Hall115440
74Nick Trisko1614101
21Joe Remstad1015002
#MoscowPtsRebAstStlBlk
20Brandon Goss (185-G-89, college: King)45520
97Ashton Bailey (190-PG-93)226210
31Dylan Burmester (178-PG)98100
37Shaquille Culbreath (183-PG, college: Mid-South CC)165112
94Johnathan Lewis42200
63Lawrence Brown (198-F-93)46000
24Winston Williams (198-F)54312

Game 3:
Madrid 83 v Rome 78

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9jrs6svNTc&t=29s



#MadridPtsRebAstStlBlk
93Darrick Scott188002
38Kristian Morgan105310
23Jacari Morgan58310
9Elie Dondon143400
66Devon Friend1411100
3Elisee Dondon104320
33Tre Wagner124430
#RomePtsRebAstStlBlk
54Michael Davenport (196-G-89, college: St.Bonaventure)153610
78Tommy Cerven (188-G)61300
15Jordan Smith (190-G)168300
30Brandon Williams (183-PG-90, college: Evansville)124110
52Brandon Bailey (198-F)910100
39Nathaniel Wilkerson44430
98Chris Lee (201-F-89, college: East Central)167322

Game 4:
Moscow 71 v Rome 65

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cms8E_J9KAk



#MoscowPtsRebAstStlBlk
24Winston Williams137000
20Brandon Goss103700
37Shaquille Culbreath164320
97Ashton Bailey109601
63Lawrence Brown44201
31Dylan Burmester88030
94Johnathan Lewis101000
#RomePtsRebAstStlBlk
98Chris Lee105300
78Tommy Cerven67210
15Jordan Smith162310
30Brandon Williams115320
52Brandon Bailey412002
39Nathaniel Wilkerson111100
54Michael Davenport74220



2017 Chicago Eurobasket Summer League Saturday Results! - by ESL News

The 2017 Chicago Eurobasket Summer League opened up Saturday with our Skills and Athleticism portions of the combine. All players are available immediately. Videos are broken up by Group and Station Work.

Skill Tests and Drills Performed:

Shooting: Spot up (Mid Range and 3's), Dribble Pull Ups, Shots of Screens, Post Work

Athleticism: Vertical Jump, 3/4 Sprints, Full Court Sprints, Lane Agility, and Lateral Speed

Situational: 3 on 2, 2 on 1 Transition, Miami Transition, One on One defense, and 3 on 3 competition

(Listed below Men's Groups A-D)


Shooting Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfHVHIey7Mo&t=4942s

Practice Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZQo7F70114

Group A

# Name 3/4 Sprint FC Sprint Lane AgilityLane SlidesVertMRFG%3 FG %Drib FG%
26Demetrius Davis3.03 sec7.93 sec9.47 sec402776%64%56%
33Tre Wagner (185-G-93)3.07 sec8.25 secDNFDNF2672%72%52%
39Nathaniel Wilkerson2.9 sec7.84 sec9.19 sec392872%52%72%
78Tommy Cerven (188-G)2.94 sec8.21 sec9.79 sec392956%72%56%
31Dylan Burmester (178-PG)2.84 sec7.72 sec9.5 sec403888%48%64%
38Kristian Morgan (183-G)2.88 sec7.85 sec9.97 sec372948%24%52%
15Jordan Smith (190-G)2.75 sec7.5 sec9.16 sec443064%56%76%

Men's Group B

# Name 3/4 Sprint FC Sprint Lane AgilityLane SlidesVertMRFG%3 FG %Drib FG%
93Darrick Scott (193-F)2.94 sec8.19 sec10.28 sec412780%68%100%
94Johnathan Lewis3.12 sec8.13 sec10.84 sec342844%72%56%
97Ashton Bailey (190-PG-93)2.94 sec8.19 sec11.85 sec322760%64%76%
99Marcus Davis3.47 sec9.15 sec12.19 sec322044%28%16%
21Joe Remstad (196-F)2.97 sec7.72 sec10.43 sec413144%40%56%
54Michael Davenport (196-G-89, college: St.Bonaventure)3.0 sec7.97 secDNFDNF2856%56%72%

Men's Group C

# Name 3/4 Sprint FC Sprint Lane AgilityLane SlidesVertMRFG%3 FG %Drib FG%
3Elisee Dondon (191-PG-98)3.09 sec8.03 sec10.09 sec433652%56%52%
9Elie Dondon (193-G-94)3.03 sec7.91 sec10.28 sec382852%52%32%
20Brandon Goss (185-G-89, college: King)2.9 sec7.84 sec8.94 sec492576%52%56%
37Shaquille Culbreath (183-PG, college: Mid-South CC)2.97 sec7.75 sec9.63 sec463360%60%76%
45Johnny Baldwin (178-PG)2.91 sec7.66 sec9.72 sec432956%44%56%
23Jacari Morgan3.32 sec8.5 sec10.37 sec402448%40%52%

Men's Group D

# Name 3/4 Sprint FC Sprint Lane AgilityLane SlidesVertMRFG%3 FG %Drib/Post FG%
52Brandon Bailey (198-F)2.91 sec7.66 sec9.94 sec413728%20%18P
58Taylen Alexander (196-G/F)3.06 sec8.13 sec10.5 sec392352%52%64%
63Lawrence Brown2.99 sec7.9 sec9.97 sec413048%40%44%
66Devon Friend (198-PF)3.35 sec8.88 sec11,34 sec352564%64%72%
74Nick Trisko (203-C)3.53 sec8.78 sec10.57 sec392140%52%52%
98Chris Lee (201-F-89, college: East Central)3.0 sec7.71 sec9.94 sec403064%24%28%
24Winston Williams (198-F)3.28 sec8.82 sec10.57 sec392352%48%52%



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Partizan lands Tom Wilson, ex Melbourne T. - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

BC Partizan NiS Beograd (KLS) tabbed 20-year old Australian guard Tom Wilson (196-82kg-97, college: SMU). He played in the summer at Melbourne Tigers in Australian SEABL-East. In 15 games he averaged impressive 20.3ppg, 5.4rpg and 2.3apg.
Wilson just graduated from Southern Methodist University and it will be his first season in pro basketball. His team won AAC Tournament.
Wilson represented Australia at the World Championships U19 in Heraklion (Greece) two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 6.4ppg, 4.4rpg, 2.8apg, FGP: 45.0%, 3PT: 23.1%, FT: 55.6%.
Wilson has played also for other Australian teams like Frankston Blues and BA Centre of Excellence.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Paris-Levallois land Petr Cornelie - by Eurobasket News

Paris-Levallois (ProA) brought in 22-year old power forward Petr Cornelie (211-95) on loan from Le Mans. The last season Cornelie played at Le Mans where in 30 ProA games he had 4.1ppg and 2.9rpg. He helped them to make it to the cup final.
Last year Cornelie was drafted by Denver Nuggets (NBA) in second round (53rd overall).
His team won French Cup in 2016.
Cornelie represented France at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 10 games: 8.7ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.2bpg, FGP: 52.6%, 3PT: 42.9%, FT: 37.5%.

Paris-Levallois roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Louis Campbell
Remi Lesca

Forwards:
Maxime Roos
Ivan Fevrier

Center:
Petr Cornelie

Coach: Frederic Fauthoux

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Valencia signs Aaron Doornekamp - by Eurobasket News

Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) signed 32-year old Canadian international forward Aaron Doornekamp (201-96kg-85, agency: Interperformances). He is a dual citizen owning also Dutch passport. Doornekamp will still stay in Spain where he played last season at Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (Liga Endesa). The last season Doornekamp played also at CB Canarias. In 35 Liga Endesa games he had 12.3ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.5apg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Honorable Mention. Doornekamp also played 20 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 10.1ppg, 4.7rpg and 2.3apg. He helped them to win the Basketball Champions League championship (twice). Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League 1st Team.
Doornekamp was voted CIS All-Canadian Player of the Year back in 2008.
He was also a member of Canadian international program for some years. Doornekamp played for Canadian Senior National Team between 2006 and 2015 and previously for U21 National Team in 2005.
He represented Canada at the FIBA Americas in Mexico two years ago. Doornekamp's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 10 games: 3.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.5apg.
Doornekamp has played also professionally in Germany (Braunschweig and Deutsche Bank Skyliners), Italy (Juvecaserta) and Canada (Ravens).

Valencia Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rafael Martinez
Guillem Vives

Forwards:
Aaron Doornekamp
Fernando San_Emeterio
Bojan Dubljevic
Alberto Abalde

Center:
Tryggvi Hlinason

Coach: Jesus Vidorreta

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Khimki are considering to add Charles Jenkins to their roster, ex Crvena Zvezda - by Eurobasket News

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) is about to sign 28-year old American (has also Serbian passport) shooting guard Charles Jenkins (191-100kg-89, college: Hofstra) who played last time at Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd in Serbia. Jenkins managed to play in three leagues last year. In 18 KLS games he had 8.1ppg, 1.8rpg, 3.2apg and 1.8spg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Honorable Mention. Jenkins also played 30 games in Euroleague where he recorded 9.4ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.6apg and 2.1spg. And finally he contributed to 32 games in ABA League where he averaged 9.8ppg, 2.0rpg, 3.1apg and 1.3spg (leader !!!).
He was voted Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League 1st Team in 2015 and 2017.
The previous (15-16) season Jenkins played at Armani Milano in Italian Serie A. Similarly like in the last season, the team also played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 29 Serie A games he got 5.1ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.3spg. Jenkins contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Jenkins also played 10 games in Euroleague where he got 6.7ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.8apg and 1.5spg. And finally he contributed to 8 games in Eurocup where he got 4.3ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.1apg and 1.0spg (in top 4). Jenkins contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
In 2011 he was drafted by Golden State Warriors (NBA) in second round (44th overall). Jenkins attended Hofstra University and it is his seventh season in pro basketball.
Jenkins has played previously professionally in NBA (Phi.76ers) and Italy (BancaTercas).
He could be described: Very skilled in spot up shooting situations Can drive to the basket well with either hand Crafty ball-control combined with overwhelming strength makes him hard to keep out of the lane Finds unique ways to finish at the rim.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sam Van Rossom leaves Valencia - by Eurobasket News

31-year old Belgian international point guard Sam Van Rossom (188-88kg-86) left Defending champion Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa). Van Rossom has played there for the last four years. He played there also last season. In 28 Liga Endesa games he averaged 5.4ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.1apg. Van Rossom helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). He played there also last season. Van Rossom also played 22 games in Eurocup where he had 5.6ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.5apg.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships Honorable Mention award in 2015.
Van Rossom also represented Belgium at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 12.2ppg, 3.7rpg, 4.5apg, FGP: 55.2%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 88.9%.
Van Rossom has played also professionally in Italy (Armani Milano and VL Pesaro) and Belgium (Oostende, Belfius Mons Hainaut and Latem-De Pinte).
His game is described as: A scoring point guard who resembles a little the Yugoslavian stars of the eighties and nineties. Has great personality and leadership, can easily hit a three pointer if left open, penetrates with great body balance and efectiveness. Also, he is a good passer and a perfect pick-n-roll offense player.

Valencia Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rafael Martinez
Guillem Vives

Forwards:
Aaron Doornekamp
Fernando San_Emeterio
Bojan Dubljevic
Alberto Abalde

Center:
Tryggvi Hlinason

Coach: Jesus Vidorreta

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv welcomes back Cohen - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (Winner League) inked 27-year old Israeli international power forward Jake Cohen (208-107kg-90, college: Davidson). It is actually his comeback to Tel-Aviv as he has played here before. Cohen has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Cohen played most recently at Maccabi Ashdod (Winner League). In 32 games he averaged 13.2ppg, 7.7rpg and 2.1apg last season. He helped them to make it to the Israeli Cup Semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Honorable Mention and All-Domestic Players Team.
The previous (15-16) season Cohen played at Aris in Greek A1 where in 37 games he had 5.6ppg and 3.4rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Cohen also played 16 games in Eurocup where he recorded 6.8ppg and 3.2rpg.
Cohen has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Among other achievements he won Southern Conference Regular Season South Division championship title in 2013. Cohen received also All-Southern Conf. Player of the Year award and Southern Conference All-Tournament 1st Team award back in 2013 at his college time.
Cohen represented Israel at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago.
He has played previously for another Israeli team Maccabi Rishon.
Cohen attended Davidson College until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: And inside player with great wingspan and good coordination, he can be very effective at the defensive end too.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @Euroleague)

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Austin Daye leaves Galatasaray - by Eurobasket News

29-year old American forward Austin Daye (211-92kg-88, college: Gonzaga, agency: Alti Sport) left Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (BSL). In 23 games he recorded 10.5ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.5apg. He helped them to make it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Turkish League All-Star Game. Daye played there also last season. He also played 25 games in Euroleague where he averaged 8.7ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.0apg.
The previous (15-16) season Daye played at Al Manama (Premier League) in Bahrain. He contributed to his team making it to the final. The other team Daye played that season for was VL Pesaro in Italian Serie A. In 21 games he was the best scorer with impressive 21.2ppg and had 9.0rpg (#2 in the league), 1.9apg, 1.6spg and 1.1bpg. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Import Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and voted to 1st Team. Daye also spent pre-season at the Cavaliers in NBA that year.
In 2009 he was drafted by Detroit Pistons (NBA) in first round (15th overall). The former Gonzaga University staris in his ninth season in pro basketball.
Daye's college team won WCC Tournament in 2009.
Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Daye has played previously professionally in Russia (Khimki), NBA (Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors and Memphis Grizzlies) and NBA G League (Austin Spurs and Erie Bay Hawks).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kostas Missas announced as the new coach of the Greek NT - by Eurobasket News

The Greek basketball federation confirmed that the veteran coach will sit on the bench of the senior national team. Kostas Konstantinos Missas was born in 1953 and for years he has been the coach of Panathinaikos and a member of the coaching stuff of the Greek basketball federation. He is considered one of the best coaches in Europe on the junior level and many of the players he has coached in the junior national teams will be now member of the senior national team.
Courtesy of: eurohoops.net



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Hyeres-Toulon adds Cowels III to their roster, ex Helsinki Seagulls - by Eurobasket News

Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket (ProA) added to their roster 27-year old American swingman Raymond Cowels III (193-90, college: Santa Clara). He played last season at Helsinki Seagulls in Finnish Korisliiga. In 45 games he had 14.7ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.4apg. Cowels III helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga Honorable Mention.
The previous (2016) summer he played at Giants in New Zealand NBL where in 18 games he recorded very impressive stats: 25.7ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.2apg and 1.8spg in 2016 season. Great year indeed as he was named to Australiabasket.com All-New Zealand NBL 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
Three years ago (a year after he left the college) Cowels III was drafted by Reno Bighorns (D-League) in eighth round (119th overall).
He attended Santa Clara University until 2013 and it is his fifth season in pro basketball.
Cowels III won NBA Pro Summer League in Orlando championship title in 2015.
He has played previously professionally in Canada (Halifax Hurricanes) and Holland (Den Helder).

Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Timothe Vergiat
Theo Bouteille

Forward:
Raymond Cowels_III

Center:
Emryss Mormin

Coach: Emmanuel Schmitt

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Espoo United tabs Samuel Haanpaa - by Eurobasket News

Espoo United (1st Division) inked 31-year old former Finn international swingman Samuel Haanpaa (203-86, agency: Blacktop Management). He played most recently at Obras Basket in Argentinian LigaA. In 36 games he averaged 3.8ppg and 1.3rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Haanpaa played at KTP Basket (Korisliiga) where in 33 games he had 11.2ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.2apg. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com Finnish Korisliiga All-Domestic Players Team. Haanpaa also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 9.3ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.7apg.
Haanpaa's team won Finnish Cup in 2012.
He was also a member of Finnish international program for some years. Haanpaa played for Finnish Senior National Team between 2005 and 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
He also represented Finland at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 3.5ppg, 1.9rpg.
Haanpaa is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Cyprus (Keravnos), France (Provence Basket), Italy (Betaland Cdo), Spain (Palencia_Baloncesto and Leyma Basquet), Sweden (Boras Basket) and Finland (Joensuun_Kataja, RU/ToPo, Helsinki Seagulls and Lapuan_Korikobrat).
Haanpaa's game is described as: He's a great leader with a great work ethic who's a threat to shoot as soon as he crosses half court.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FRANCE  


Nissim re-signs at Hapoel Eilat - by Eurobasket News

Hapoel Eilat (Winner League) confirmed in their roster experienced 36-year old Israeli ex-international point guard Afik Nissim (185-81kg-81, agency: Avi Zilberman). He is a dual citizen owning also French passport. Nissim has played there for the last five seasons. In 35 Winner League games he had 9.2ppg and 1.3apg last season. Nissim helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. Quite impressive season as he was named to Israeli League All-Star Game.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of Israeli Premier League in 2015. Nissim was also voted Eurobasket.com Israeli League All-Domestic Players Team back in 2014.
He was also a member of Israeli international program for some years. Nissim played for Israeli Senior National Team between 2001 and 2015 and previously for U21 National Team in 2001.
He represented Israel at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago.
Nissim is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy (CZG Veroli), Russia (Enisey), Slovenia (Krka), Ukraine (BC Kyiv), France (Strasbourg IG), Israel (Maccabi Rishon and Hasharon) and Czech Republic (CEZ Nymburk).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Hapoel Eilat.
On Nissim: Great scorer. Can play both guards positions. Excellent outside shooter. Can shoot from anywhere. Good ballhandler. Good passer. Tends to do more than he can. Has good work ethic.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Chartres keep Lemon for another season - by Eurobasket News

Union Basket Chartres Metropole (NM1) re-signed 33-year old guard Gautier Lemon (189-84). He has played there for the last seven seasons. In 16 NM1 games he recorded just 2.3ppg, 1.0rpg and 1.1apg last season.
Lemon's team made it to the NM1 Play-Offs Semifinals in 2015.
He has spent his entire career in France playing for two other teams: JL Bourg and Lievin Basket.

Union Basket Chartres Metropole roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gautier Lemon
Justin Black

Forward:
Mantas Ruikis

Center:
Patrick Clerence

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Pau-Lacq-Orthez inks coach Serge Crevecoeur, ex Brussels - by Eurobasket News

Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez (ProA) agreed terms with 46-year old Belgian coach Serge Crevecoeur. He has coached for the last eight seasons at Basic-Fit Brussels in Belgian Euromillions League. Crevecoeur helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League Coach of the Year.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Thomas Vincent agreed terms with GET Vosges - by Eurobasket News

Golbey Espinal Thaon Vosges (NM1) inked 20-year old point guard Thomas Vincent (187-97). He played most recently at Entente Orleans 45 in ProA. In 14 games he recorded just 1.5ppg and 1.3apg last season. NM1 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Vincent's team made it to the U21 Championships (Trophee du Futur) Semifinals in 2014.
He has played previously for ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Namory Boundy signs at Boulogne - by Eurobasket News

SO Maritime Boulogne (ProB) landed 28-year old Mali international forward Namory Boundy (202-89). He played most recently at JSA Bordeaux Basket in the NM2. Boundy helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season he played at W.O.S.B. (also in NM2).
Boundy won French NM1 Play-Offs championship title in 2012.
He also represented Mali at the Afrobasket Championships in Rades (Tunisia) two years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 2.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.1apg.
Boundy has played previously for three other teams: Chorale de Roanne, Rueil and Charleville Mezieres.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nancy lands DaShaun Wood - by Eurobasket News

Sluc Nancy Basket Pro (ProB) tabbed 32-year old American point guard DaShaun Wood (185-85, college: Wright State, agency: Inception Sports). He is not a newcomer in French League as he played most recently at Limoges CSP Elite (ProA). In 34 games he averaged 10.3ppg, 2.4rpg, 4.1apg and 1.7spg last season. ProB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Wood played at Cholet Basket (also in ProA) where in 18 games he had 12.7ppg, 2.1rpg, 4.8apg and 1.1spg.
In 2007 Wood was drafted by Yakama Sun Kings (CBA) in fifth round (50th overall).
The former Wright State staris in his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Wood received Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Import Player of the Year award back in 2011.
He is a very experienced player. Wood has played also professionally in Italy (MIA-RO Cantu and Benetton Treviso), Turkey (Tofas) and Germany (ALBA Berlin).

Sluc Nancy Basket Pro roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
DaShaun Wood
Philippe Braud
Enzo Goudou-Sinha

Forwards:
Mickael Var
Narace Williams
Valentin Chery

Center:
Garry Florimont

Coach: Gregor Beugnot

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Demir IBB welcomes back Walker, ex Strasbourg - by Eurobasket News

Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket (BSL) landed 27-year old American point guard Erving Walker (173-80kg-90, college: Florida, agency: Two Points). It is actually his comeback to Demir IBB as he has played here before. Walker played most recently at Strasbourg IG in French ProA. In 47 games he averaged 9.4ppg, 1.6rpg and 3.7apg last season. He helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season Walker played at Demir IBB where in 29 BSL games he had very impressive stats: 15.6ppg, 2.3rpg and 4.2apg.
Walker has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
His team won SEC East Division Regular Season in 2011.
Walker has played also professionally in Italy (CZG Veroli) and Poland (Stelmet).
He attended University of Florida until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Walker's game is described as: A cerebral point guard who can penetrate and breakdown defenses with his rapid first step.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Hyeres-Toulon adds Cowels III to their roster, ex Helsinki Seagulls - by Eurobasket News

Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket (ProA) added to their roster 27-year old American swingman Raymond Cowels III (193-90, college: Santa Clara). He played last season at Helsinki Seagulls in Finnish Korisliiga. In 45 games he had 14.7ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.4apg. Cowels III helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga Honorable Mention.
The previous (2016) summer he played at Giants in New Zealand NBL where in 18 games he recorded very impressive stats: 25.7ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.2apg and 1.8spg in 2016 season. Great year indeed as he was named to Australiabasket.com All-New Zealand NBL 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
Three years ago (a year after he left the college) Cowels III was drafted by Reno Bighorns (D-League) in eighth round (119th overall).
He attended Santa Clara University until 2013 and it is his fifth season in pro basketball.
Cowels III won NBA Pro Summer League in Orlando championship title in 2015.
He has played previously professionally in Canada (Halifax Hurricanes) and Holland (Den Helder).

Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Timothe Vergiat
Theo Bouteille

Forward:
Raymond Cowels_III

Center:
Emryss Mormin

Coach: Emmanuel Schmitt

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Paris-Levallois land Petr Cornelie - by Eurobasket News

Paris-Levallois (ProA) brought in 22-year old power forward Petr Cornelie (211-95) on loan from Le Mans. The last season Cornelie played at Le Mans where in 30 ProA games he had 4.1ppg and 2.9rpg. He helped them to make it to the cup final.
Last year Cornelie was drafted by Denver Nuggets (NBA) in second round (53rd overall).
His team won French Cup in 2016.
Cornelie represented France at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 10 games: 8.7ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.2bpg, FGP: 52.6%, 3PT: 42.9%, FT: 37.5%.

Paris-Levallois roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Louis Campbell
Remi Lesca

Forwards:
Maxime Roos
Ivan Fevrier

Center:
Petr Cornelie

Coach: Frederic Fauthoux

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Thomas Tshikaya signs at Nassjo - by Eurobasket News

KFUM Nassjo Basket (Basketligan) landed 25-year old French forward Thomas Tshikaya (201-102kg-92). He just graduated from Angelo State University (NCAA2). In 26 games he averaged 10.4ppg and 8.3rpg last season. Tshikaya helped them to make it to the final.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Tshikaya has played previously for Sluc Nancy and SPO Rouen.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Andorra keeps Albicy for another season - by Eurobasket News

MoraBanc Andorra (Liga Endesa) re-signed 27-year old French point guard Andrew Albicy (177-90). He played there last season. In 35 Liga Endesa games he recorded 6.9ppg, 1.5rpg, 6.2apg (top 2) and 1.5spg (in top 3).
The previous (15-16) season Albicy played at Gravelines Dunkerque in French ProA where in 35 games he averaged 11.1ppg, 2.4rpg, 5.9apg (top 4) and 2.2spg (leader !!!). A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Honorable Mention and All-Domestic Players Team.
Among other achievements his team made it to the French Leaders Cup Final Four for two years in a row (2013 and 2014). Albicy received also Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2012 and 2014.
He was also a member of French international program for some years. Albicy played for French Senior National Team between 2010 and 2011 and previously for U20 National Team in 2010.
He represented France at the European Championships in Lithuania six years ago. Albicy's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 7 games: 1.6ppg.
Albicy has played previously for another French team Paris Levallois.
His game is described as: A young PG who knows how to play for his team. Loves an up-tempo game, has great court vision and personality, can make unexpected passes, sometimes surprising for teammates too. Needs to improve outside shooting and a slow tempo quarterbacking, but upside is huge.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lorient keeps Newson for another season - by Eurobasket News

CEP Lorient (NM1) re-signed 33-year old American forward Jared Newson (196-98kg-84, college: Tenn-Martin, agency: Inception Sports). He was a team leader there last season. In 30 NM1 games he was fourth best scorer with impressive 17.0ppg and had 4.6rpg, 2.2apg and 2.0spg (in top 4). Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-French NM1 Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Newson played at Orchesien BC (ProB) where in 29 games he recorded 11.7ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.4spg.
In 2009 (three years after he left the college) Newson was drafted by Bakersfield Jam (D-League) in fourth round (61st overall).
He attended University of Tennessee at Martin until 2006 and it is his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Newson's team won Finnish Cup for two years in a row (2011 and 2012). He received also Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga 1st Team award back in 2012.
Newson is a very experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on four different continents (Europe, Latin America, Australia and of course North America) in seven different countries. Newson has played previously professionally in Australia (Cairns Taipans), Germany (Duesseldorf Baskets, Brose Baskets and Crailsheim Merlins), Poland (Swiecie), Puerto Rico (Brujos), NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce and Northern Arizona Suns), France (Hyeres-Toulon and Saint Vallier) and Finland (Joensuun_Kataja).

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Dijon signs Abdoulaye Loum - by Eurobasket News

JDA Dijon Bourgogne (ProA) signed 26-year old power forward Abdoulaye Loum (209-91). The last season Loum played at Chalon/Saor where in 30 ProA games he had 3.4ppg and 3.1rpg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice).
Loum was a member of French U20 National Team back in 2011.
He has played previously for four other teams: Gravelines Dunkerque, STB Le Havre, Entente Orleans 45 and SO Maritime Boulogne.

JDA Dijon Bourgogne roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Axel Julien
Noah Burrell
Martin Imhoff

Forwards:
Abdoulaye Loum
Jacques Alingue
Valentin Bigote
Jean-Philippe Dally
Florian Ouedraogo
Nicolas Dorez

Center:
Johan Passave-Ducteil

Coach: Laurent Legname

By Eurobasket Data Center

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ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket lands John Roberson - by Eurobasket News

ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (ProA) tabbed 29-year old American point guard John Roberson (180-76kg-88, college: Texas Tech). He has played for the last two years at ES Chalon-Sur-Saone in the ProA. In 44 games he averaged impressive 16.1ppg, 2.9rpg, 6.6apg and 1.1spg last season. Roberson helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to French ProA All-Star Game.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Among other achievements Roberson received Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Basketligan Player of the Year award in 2014 and 2015.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Roberson experienced life in six different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Roberson has played previously professionally in Hungary (Atomeromu), Slovenia (Zlatorog), Switzerland (Monthey), Sweden (Sodertalje Kings), ABA (S.Carolina W.) and Ecuador (ComuniKT).
He attended Texas Tech University until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
David Lighty
Nicolas Lang
John Roberson
Sofiane Briki
Theo Maledon

Forwards:
Bandja Sy
Stephane Gombauld
Amine Noua
Charles Galliou

Centers:
Darryl Watkins
Khadim Sow

Coach: J.D. Jackson

By Eurobasket Data Center

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UBT Cluj Napoca adds Watson to their roster, ex Le Mans - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion U-Banca Transilvania Cluj Napoca (Liga Nationala) added to their roster 32-year old American point guard Giordan Watson (178-85kg-85, college: Cent.Michigan, agency: BeoBasket). He played last season at Le Mans Sarthe Basket in French ProA. In 34 games he recorded 9.0ppg, 1.6rpg and 3.4apg. Watson helped them to make it to the cup final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Usak Sportlif in Turkish BSL where in 32 games he averaged 11.7ppg, 2.2rpg and 4.6apg.
Watson's team won Romanian Cup in 2014.
He is quite experienced player. Watson has played also professionally in Finland (Kauhajoen Karhu), Germany (Eisbaeren Bremerhaven and Giants), Iceland (Grindavik and Njardvik) and Romania (CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu).
He attended Central Michigan University until 2008 and it will be his tenth season as a professional player.
On Watson: Unselfish player who gets others involved but also has the ability to score if needed ... sparks the team with passing and ball movement ... great defender.

U-Banca Transilvania Cluj Napoca roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aleksandar Rasic
Giordan Watson
Vaidas Kariniauskas

Forwards:
Andrii Kalnichenko
Zeljko Sakic

Centers:
Ousmane Barro
Alexandru Olah

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Dijon tabs rookie J.J. Frazier - by Eurobasket News

JDA Dijon Bourgogne (ProA) landed 22-year old American point guard J.J. Frazier (178-155kg-95). He just graduated from Georgia (NCAA). Frazier has played there for the last four years. In 34 games he averaged impressive 18.8ppg, 3.8rpg, 4.1apg and 1.9spg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to All-SEC 1st Team and to the Reese's College All-Star Game.
As mentioned above Frazier is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements his team made it to the SEC Tournament Semifinals for three years in a row (between 2014 and 2016).

JDA Dijon Bourgogne roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Axel Julien
Noah Burrell
J.J. Frazier
Martin Imhoff

Forwards:
Abdoulaye Loum
Jacques Alingue
Valentin Bigote
Jean-Philippe Dally
Florian Ouedraogo
Nicolas Dorez

Center:
Johan Passave-Ducteil

Coach: Laurent Legname

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bastien Pinault joins Chalon - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion ES Chalon-Sur-Saone (ProA) agreed terms with 24-year old swingman Bastien Pinault (195-93). He has played for the last two seasons at ALM Evreux Basket in the ProB. In 39 games he had 9.0ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.0apg last season. Pinault helped them to make it to the semifinals.
He played in the final of French ProB Play-Offs in 2016.
Pinault was a member of French U20 National Team in 2013.
He has played previously for three other teams: Pau Lacq Orthez, La Rochelle and Pau Nord Est.

ES Chalon-Sur-Saone roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jeremy Nzeulie
Arthur Rozenfeld
Wilfried Gantswa_Babami
Victor Mopsus
Matthieu Missonnier

Forwards:
Pierre-Antoine Gillet
Assane Ndoye
James Farr
Ibrahima Faye
Jevohn Shepherd
Bastien Pinault
Babacar Niasse

Center:
Ousmane Camara

Coach: Jean-Denys Choulet

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)

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GET Vosges land Cyril Scherrens - by Eurobasket News

Golbey Espinal Thaon Vosges (NM1) tabbed 25-year old swingman Cyril Scherrens (197-92). He has played for the last two years at CS Gravenchon Basket in the NM2.
Scherrens helped his team to make it to the U21 Championships (Trophee du Futur) Final in 2013.
He has played previously for three other teams: Gravelines Dunkerque, Ardres and Lisieux.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Le Mans sign Mykal Riley - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Le Mans Sarthe Basket (ProA) signed 32-year old American small forward Mykal Riley (198-84kg-85, college: Alabama). He has played for the last four seasons at JSF Nanterre (ProA). The last season Riley played also at JSF Nanterre where in 36 ProA games he had 7.9ppg, 4.7rpg, 2.1apg and 1.3spg. He helped them to win the cup. Riley also played 20 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 8.6ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.2apg and 1.4spg. He contributed to his team winning the Cup.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Riley was voted Eurobasket.com All-French ProA 3rd Team in 2016.
He has played on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Riley has played previously professionally also in Italy (Bondi Ferrara and Imola) and Venezuela (Bucaneros).
He attended University of Alabama until 2008 and it is his tenth season as a professional player.
Riley could be described: A very athletic player who runs the court extremely well. Also, he's a great shooter, even from behind the arch, and passes the ball well.

Le Mans Sarthe Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pape-Philippe Amagou
Antoine Eito
Terry Tarpey
Brahim Dohou

Forwards:
Mykal Riley
Wilfried Yeguete
Antoine Wallez

Center:
Jonathan Jeanne

Coach: Eric Bartecheky

By Eurobasket Data Center

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French U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Enzo Goudou-Sinha
Goudou-Sinha
Killian Tillie
Tillie
Elhadji-Digue Diawara
Diawara
Bathiste Tchouaffe
Tchouaffe
Bastien Vautier
Vautier
#e#5
4Enzo Goudou-Sinha 184-PG-98 Nancy France
5Pierre Hannequin 190-PG-98 Gravelines France
7Killian Tillie 206-F-98 Gonzaga USA
8Mel Esso-Essis 198-F-98 Conrad Academy USA
9Timothe Vergiat 186-G-98 Hyeres-Toulon France
10Elhadji-Digue Diawara 206-F-98 ASVEL France
11Abdoulaye N'Doye 192-G-98 Cholet France
12Jules Rambaut 202-C/F-98 Chalons-Reims France
13Bathiste Tchouaffe 195-SG-98 Nanterre France
14Warren Woghiren 207-C-98 Cholet France
15Bastien Vautier 210-C-98 Nancy France
16Sylvere Dracon 208-C-98 Monaco France




Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Awards 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Eurobasket.com All-French ProA 1st Team 2017
D.J. Cooper
Cooper
John Roberson
Roberson
Cameron Clark
Clark
Louis Labeyrie
Labeyrie
Moustapha Fall
Fall

Finals MVP: Jeremy Nzeulie (188-SG-91) of Chalon
Player of the Year: Moustapha Fall (218-C-92) of Chalon
Guard of the Year: John Roberson (180-PG-88) of ASVEL
Forward of the Year: Cameron Clark (201-G/F-91) of Chalon
Center of the Year: Moustapha Fall (218-C-92) of Chalon
Domestic Player of the Year: Moustapha Fall (218-C-92) of Chalon
Import Player of the Year: D.J. Cooper (183-PG-90) of Pau-Lacq-Orthez
Bosman/Cotonou Player of the Year: Romeo Travis (201-PF-84) of Strasbourg
Defensive Player of the Year: D.J. Cooper (183-PG-90) of Pau-Lacq-Orthez
Coach of the Year: Jean-Denys Choulet of Chalon

1st Team
PG: D.J. Cooper (183-PG-90) of Pau-Lacq-Orthez
PG: John Roberson (180-PG-88) of ASVEL
G/F: Cameron Clark (201-G/F-91) of Chalon
C/F: Louis Labeyrie (209-C/F-92) of Paris-Levallois
C: Moustapha Fall (218-C-92) of Chalon

2nd Team
PG: Dee Bost (188-PG-89) of Monaco
G: Jason Rich (191-G-86) of Paris-Levallois
PF: Romeo Travis (201-PF-84) of Strasbourg
F/C: Franklin Hassell (203-F/C-88) of Le Portel
C: Richard Solomon (208-C-92) of Usak

3rd Team
PG: Chris Warren (178-PG-88) of Nanterre
G: Justin Cobbs (191-G-91) of Gravelines
G/F: Spencer Butterfield (190-G/F-92) of Nanterre
F: Niklas Caner-Medley (203-F-83) of Estudiantes
C: Darryl Watkins (211-C-84) of ASVEL

Honorable Mention
Mathias Lessort (205-PF-95) of Nanterre
A.J. Slaughter (191-PG-87) of Strasbourg
Vitalis Chikoko (207-F/C-91) of Pau-Lacq-Orthez
Alain Koffi (207-C-83) of Pau-Lacq-Orthez
Louis Campbell (190-PG-79) of Paris-Levallois
Vincent Poirier (210-C-93) of Baskonia
Walter Hodge (183-PG-86) of Arecibo
Jakim Donaldson (204-C-83) of Le Portel
Darrin Dorsey (188-PG-87) of Usak
Ousmane Camara (202-C-89) of Chalon
Klemen Prepelic (191-G-92) of Limoges
David Holston (168-PG-86) of Dijon
Tim Blue (205-PF-84) of Antibes
Chris Otule (211-C-90) of Henan
William Howard (201-SF-93) of Limoges
Tyler Cain (203-F/C-88) of Chalons-Reims
Mark Payne (203-G/F-88) of Chalons-Reims
Micah Downs (195-G/F-86) of Avtodor
Marcellus Sommerville (200-F-82) of Orleans
Marc Trasolini (206-F/C-90) of Nancy

All-Domestic Players Team
G: Paul Lacombe (195-G-90) of Strasbourg
SG: Billy Ouattara (191-SG-92) of Monaco
PF: Mathias Lessort (205-PF-95) of Nanterre
C/F: Louis Labeyrie (209-C/F-92) of Paris-Levallois
C: Moustapha Fall (218-C-92) of Chalon

All-Imports Team
PG: D.J. Cooper (183-PG-90) of Pau-Lacq-Orthez
PG: John Roberson (180-PG-88) of ASVEL
G/F: Cameron Clark (201-G/F-91) of Chalon
F/C: Franklin Hassell (203-F/C-88) of Le Portel
C: Darryl Watkins (211-C-84) of ASVEL



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Julian Scott (Iserlohn) I'm A Smarter Player Regarding Decisions And Can Definitely Be A Difference Maker - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Julian Scott (203-F/C-90, college: Adams St.) is a 26 year old 203cm forward from Sacramento, California that will play his fourth professional season with the Iserlohn Kangaroos. He completed his third professional season playing in four countries with Germany, France, Luexemburg and in Iraq. His last team was Residence Walferdange (Luxembourg-Total League) where he averaged 17,0ppg and 8,2rpg. Last season he played for the Uni Riesen Leipzig playing 23 games: Score-5 (20.4ppg), Reb-2 (10.5rpg), 1.7apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 50.3%, 3PT: 17.9%, FT: 66.7%. He picked up Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Forward of the Year -16, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro B 1st Team -16, and Eurobasket.com German 2.Bundesliga Pro B All-Imports Team -16. As a rookie, he played for TSV Quakenbrueck (Germany-2.Regionalliga) playing 16 games averaging 29.7ppg. He started his basketball career at Yuba junior college and then played two years at S.Utah (NCAA). He finished at Adams St. (NCAA2) playing 27 games: 10.8ppg, 4.0rpg, FGP: 58.5%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 70.2%. He spoke to eurobasket about his fourth professional season and the future.

Julian thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. We spoke about a month ago as your summer was just getting started. We are slowly approaching July. How has your summer been so far and what has been your nicest experience so far this summer?

Hey miles great speaking with you. My summer has been great family time has been awesome and so far it's been crabbing.


You said in our last interview that 'Next step for me is to get back to my family and reflect on this past year and make changes for the better. So the next club I play for gets the best of me at all times'. On what did you reflect most on from your whirlwind last season?

I reflected on a lot of things, but one of the main things being my focus of why I play the game that it's more than just about money. I mean it definitely helps but I was so driven on just that I lost track of what was important and that was just the love of the game and competing.


You stated in our last interview that 'I learned that never be satisfied with what you did in the past since it doesn't matter until you hang up the shoes. Always look to improve each year on something you were weak at before and prove to yourself first than others you have what it takes' Where did you learn this mentality from?

I learned this mentality from just last season. After my year in Leipzig going in to play for Ehingen I was so confident I was going to take the Pro A by storm but failed in regards to adapting to a playing style that didn't always have the ball in my hands to which I was so used to and I struggled. I want to change for the better.


You stated in the last interview also that 'I mentally grew and I realized how tough this business can be and realizing this made me stronger and more humbled'. What was most challenging last season that made you mentally stronger?

How cutthroat the business can be definitely that if you had a bad game you had to look over your shoulder because there would be somebody coming in to take your job. This happened to me and I had to compete against other imports who were just trying out during a regular season just to solidify my job.

Congrats on signing with top Pro B team Iserlohn. How was the transfer period in general for you in the last month? Did you have a good number of offers despite your crazy season?


Offers were still there yes but Me and Michael have been in contact over the past year and he has stayed confident in me as a player and still does. I just want to be the best player I can for that clubs organization and from there whatever happens happens.

What memories do you have from the playoff series against Iserlohn in 2016 where Leipzig got swept, but you performed well averaging 16,0ppg and 8,0rpg. Do you feel like the club remembered and respected what you brought to the table then?

All I remember is that we got swept haha performance wise I didn't play good enough for us to win and that's all that matters. But one thing I will say is this the atmosphere was awesome I was so excited for each game. Yes I do think they did.

I thought that this phrase was very interesting and powerful as you stated in the last interview that 'I want another chance to play Pro A and prove I am definitely more than capable of playing in that league and dominating it. Leaving Ehingen left a sour taste in my mouth. I want redemption. How disappointed are you in a way that you won't be going the Pro A route?

The past is over with I learned from it and moved on not every player fits all coaching styles I never thought I'd be one of those players but anything is possible. So not disappointed excited and going to see what life is like being an Iserlohn kangaroo.

How thrilled are you that Iserlohn really wanted you? They stated that they already wanted you last season before signing with Ehingen. Was that the main reason you passed on Iserlohn, because you wanted that Pro A chance?

Yes the goal is to make it to the BBL . Even though the road is going to be hard getting there Michael has been supportive and was very understanding of that and wished me nothing but the best and I respected him for that.


Are you coming to Iserlohn with a big chip on you shoulder after last season wanting to prove that you are a top forward at that level? Are you hungrier than ever to show what your capable of?


I'm hungry yes and excited we will see what happens.


You will be replacing forward Moussa Kone who had a huge season. Do you feel pressure having to fill his shoes?

I don't feel pressure at all I'm not filling anyone's shoes I'm just coming in trying to be the best I can for my team to help them win as many games as possible and from there we will see.


What Pro B player would you like to meet most on the court again this season from your memories with Leipzig two seasons ago?

Iserlohn is in the North Leipzig was in the south so I don't really to many people in the North I guess I'll be happy to meet with Patrick, the Itzehoe coach again.


Manager Michael Dahmen remembers what you did with Leipzig and had no fear announcing you can easily put up 20 points and 10 rebounds. Do these words help motivate you to work even harder on your craft this summer to possibly come to Iserlohn even stronger?

That's all I've been doing this summer to be a better version and I love the confidence he has in me so I just want to prove to myself and then others that this is who I am.


After a season away from Germany, what are you most looking forward to seeing and enjoying in Germany again?


I miss the Nutella muffins haha! No but I miss the fans the energy and excitement for each game some other countries it was like that.


How is Julian Scott a better player now than in 2015 when you came to Leipzig after a very strong season with TSV Quackenbruck?

I would say I'm a smarter player regarding decisions that can definitely be a difference maker.


You have stated that your working on your complete skill set, but on what aspect of your game do you want to be better at in August when you arrive in Iserlohn?

Easy my three point shooting ability that's all I've really spent time on is my shot to make it as consistent as possible.


How does a normal work out day look like for Julian Scott on and off the court in 2017?

On the court it's skill training my touch around the rim and a lot shooting and ball handling. Of the court stretching and lifting weights to stay solid.


Besides on working on your game this summer, you are also doing something else worthwhile and helping young kids with their game. What do you feel is your most worthwhile thing that you will be able to give young kids on and off the court?

What I feel I can give is excitement to make a sport that I love and turn it into something that they can potentially love as well.


Lebron was unable to win his fourth NBA title. Where does Lebron stand right now in the neverending debate with Michael Jordan as the best player of all-time?

Micheal Kobe then Lebron haha


What were your highs and lows of the 2017 NBA Draft?

Highs are good on Lonzo Ball. Also super happy for Isaiah Hartenstein and his family for being drafted to the Houston Rockets. He was a teammate when I was a rookie so seeing that was great.


What players do you feel could be real good players that many see more as sleepers?


I'm not sure there's definitely a lot of them.


What was the last movie that you saw?


My last movie was Alien.


Thanks Julian for the chat.




The Dragons Rhondorf Name Thomas Adelt Head Coach And Keep Three - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro B team Dragons Rhondorf have announced that Thomas Adelt will be the new head coach for the upcoming season as well as announcing the contract extensions of Germans Viktor Frankl-Maus (186-PG-93) Center Alexander Moeller (208-C-98) and Forward Yannik Kneesch (203-PF-96) The new German head coach Adelt coached the Telekom Baskets Bonn II (Regionalliga) team the last 3 years and last season brought them a 10th place finish with a 10-12 record. This will be a new challenge for Adelt in that he will be coaching at a higher level, but management is content that he will be able to handle the job. "We had convincing reasons why he was the right man for the job. He has done very high quality work for the Telekom Baskets Bonn and has a good feeling of picking the right players that have the game and charachter to be integrated. He is ready for the next step and I am convinded that next season we will see passionate and team orientated basketball", stressed Christian Massen.

The club also announced the contract extension of Germans Viktor Frankl-Maus Center Alexander Moeller and Forward Yannik Kneesch Last season Frankl-Maus belonged to the top German point guards in the Pro B as he averaged 13,7ppg, 3,4rpg and 7,1apg. Moeller played for three teams last season including the Telekom Baskets Bonn (BBL) playing 2 games, played also at Telekom Baskets Bonn II (Regionalliga) playing 23 games averaging 10.0ppg, 4.3rpg, FGP: 53.0%, FT: 74.5%, and played also for U19 team (NBBL) playing 13 games averaging 14.3ppg, 7.9rpg, 1.7apg, 2PT: 55.5%, FT: 51.1. Kneesch played for the Dragons Rhoendorf (ProB) playing 2 games averaging 4.0ppg, 1.5rpg, played also at Telekom Baskets Bonn II (Regionalliga, starting five) playing 18 games averaging 13.4ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 48.8%, 3PT: 48.9%, FT: 75.6%."Viktor is burning for the challenge this season and I am sure that he will be even better through the new challenges. For Yannik and Alex is the Pro B the next logical step in their development and I am convinced they can bring their Regionalliga results also to the Pro B", stressed head coach Thomas Adelt .

Source:Dragons Rhondorf




Chris Frazier Latches On With The Rostock Seawolves - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

After an NCAA career and stops in Magdeburg, Crailsheim and Artland, Chris Frazier (182-SG-90, college: Dubuque) is content on another challenge and will head up north this season and play his fourth professional season with the Rostock Seawolves. Frazier is a 26 year old 182cm guard from Heidelberg, Germany that also possesses the American passport and went to the Heidelberg American High School as a kid. Last season he balled for the Artland Dragons (Germany-ProB) playing 25 games averaging 13.0ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 54.9%, 3PT: 39.7%, FT: 79.4%. "WE have recieved a very quick player that belonged to the best three point shooters in the Pro B last season. He can be an important factor in our new team with his experience, defense and shot", stressed head coach Ralf Rehberger. Last season he socred in double figures in 23 games including a 23 point game against Rostock and 22 point effort against Recklingshausen.

Frazier started his basketball career in 2009 with TV Schwetzingen (Germany-2.Regionalliga) playing 16 games averaging 12.0ppg. He went to the States in 2010 to play for Dubuque (NCAA3) where he played 107 games in an illustrious 4 year career and as a senior played 26 games averaging 13.7ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 43.8%, 3PT: 42.0%, FT: 88.0%. He had a very consistent career there as in his second and third season he played 26 games averaging 13.0ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 46.9%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 89.2%. As a junior he played 27 games averaging 13.8ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 49.8%, 3PT: 44.6%, FT: 86.7%. He returned back to Germany in 2014 and played for the Otto Baskets Magdeburg (Germany-ProB) playing 20 games avergaing 16.1ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.7apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 45.0%, 3PT: 37.1%, FT: 80.6%. In the 2015-2016 season he got a crack at the BBL joing the Crailsheim Merlins (Germany-BBL) playing 13 games averaging 2,3ppg. "I am very happy to be a Seawolf and the new season. I am very motivated and ready to give all for our goal. Rostock is a nice city and it positively surprised me and I was convinced right away. I already wanted to come here 2 years ago, but it didn't happen. I can feel that the whole management and Seawolf family wants to be successful and I want to belong to something special like that. I am already looking forward to the fans and the atmosphere", warned Chris Frazier. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been IAC Tournament Winner -13, All-IIAC 1st Team -13, IIAC Regular Season Runner-Up -14, IIAC Tournament Semifinals -14, All-IIAC 2nd Team -14, and German 2.Bundesliga Pro B (Group North) Regular Season Runner-Up -17.

Source: Rostock Seawolves






Hornscheidt re-signs at ETB Wohnbau - by Eurobasket News

ETB Wohnbau Baskets Essen (ProB) confirmed in their roster 16-year old point guard Till Hornscheidt (180-67kg-1). He played there last season. In four games he did not score anything, 2 assists and 1 steal.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Goettingen signs Nicolai Simon - by Eurobasket News

BG Goettingen (BBL) signed 30-year old shooting guard Nicolai Simon (190-89kg-87, agency: BeoBasket). The last season Simon played at Braunschweig where in 28 BBL games he had just 2.5ppg and 1.4rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won German Bundesliga championship title in 2008. Simon was selected to German Bundesliga All-Star Game back in 2013.
He was also a member of German international program for some years. Simon played for German Senior National Team between 2012 and 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2006 and 2007.
He also represented Germany at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 5.6ppg, 1.3rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 47.6%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 57.1%.
Simon has played previously for six other teams: BBC Bayreuth, Uni Baskets, Walter Tigers, Lichterfelde, Ehingen/Urspringschule and Urspring.

BG Goettingen roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nicolai Simon
Dominic Lockhart
Joanic Gruttner_Bacoul
Lennard Larysz

Forwards:
Stephan Haukohl
Dennis Kramer
Darius Carter

Coach: Johannes Roijakkers

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DraganJankovski)

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Wuerzburg adds Anderson to their roster, ex Antwerp - by Eurobasket News

s.Oliver Wuerzburg (BBL) added to their roster 25-year old American forward Ryan Anderson (206-98kg-92, college: Arizona). He played last season at Port of Antwerp Giants in Belgian Euromillions League. In 36 games he recorded 11.4ppg, 7.8rpg and 1.1apg. Anderson helped them to win the Supercup and make to league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Belgian League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. Anderson also played 8 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 13.0ppg, 6.8rpg (leader !!!) and 1.0bpg.
Anderson has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He was voted HS CIF-Southern Section I-AA Player of the Year back in 2011 at his college time.
Anderson graduated from University of Arizona in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

s.Oliver Wuerzburg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Maurice Stuckey
D.J. Richardson

Forwards:
Vytenis Lipkevicius
Osvaldas Olisevicius
Ryan Anderson

Coach: Dirk Bauermann

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Iserlohn Holds Ruben Dahmen Until 2019 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Ruben Dahmen (193-SG-94) has played with the iserlohn Kangarroos since he was a kid and that will continue through 2019 as his contract was extended. Dahem is a 23 year old 193cm guard that has played 80 Pro B games with the team and even played one BBL game with Phoenix Hagen. Last season with Iserlohn the German played 26 games averaging 5.3ppg, 2.0apg, FGP: 51.6%, 3PT: 21.6%, FT: 69.6%. "Ruben is our best on ball defender. I hope that his game will continue to mature on offense and that he can get more fast break points and dish out more assists", stressed head coach Dragan Torbica. Last season the German scored in double figures in two games scoring 10 points against Recklingshausen and FC Schalke. "It is something very special here. You can play professional basketball, but at the same time there is a mellow family like atmosphere. Last season ended too early. We don't want to end this season before the end of April", stressed Ruben Dahmen.

Source:Iserlohn





Steven Clauss Starts A New Basketball Journey With The Basketball Lowen Braunschweig - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Steven Clauss is a guy that has been around in the basketball world for more than 30 years and has filled his resume in Germany like no other and will get another coaching opportunity in the EasyCredit BBL as he signed a two year deal to be an assistant for Frank Menz with the Basketball Lowen Braunschweig. Clauss last was head coach with the Dresden Titans, but was dismissed in December 2016. "I am very happy that Steven is a part of us now. He has almost 35 years of coaching experience at all levels. We get a very versatile assistant coach that I respect very much not only for his basketball expertsie, but his charachter", stressed head coach Frank Menz. Menz and Clauss have worked together before in the past for the German U-20 national team.

Clauss started his basketball coaching career in 1983 and has coached German youth and national teams for 25 years. He also has had coaching jobs as an a ssistant for EasyCredit BBL teams Bamberg, Ludwigsburg and Frankfurt and was a head coach for Hanau and Dresden. "I am very happy about this new challenge that the Basketball lowen gave me. Frank Menz and I have harmonized in the past, share a lot of the same thoughts and I am looking forward to be standing on his side again", stressed Steven Clauss .

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been Coach Assistant: German U22 National Team -98, European Championships U22 -98
Coach Assistant: German A2 National Team -07, World University Championships in Bangkok -07, Coach Assistant: German University National Team -07
German Bundesliga Semifinals -08, Coach Assistant: German U20 National Team -15, European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) -15, and German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Semifinals -16.

Source:Basketball Lowen Braunschweig




Bleck re-signs at Bremerhaven - by Eurobasket News

Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (BBL) confirmed in their roster 24-year old small forward Fabian Bleck (200-96kg-93, agency: Octagon Europe). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 30 BBL games he had 5.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.2apg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Bleck's team made it to the NBBL Championships Semifinals in 2012. He was selected to German NBBL All-Star Game back in 2012.
Bleck represented Germany at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 0.7ppg, 1.9rpg.
Bleck has played previously for three other teams: TSV 1860 Hagen, Iserlohn and Phoenix Hagen.

Eisbaeren Bremerhaven roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lars Wendt
Jordan Hulls
Adrian Breitlauch

Forwards:
Fabian Bleck
Dominique Johnson

Coach: Sebastian Machowski

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @milannikolicoct)

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Rasta Vechta Grab Chris Carter - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Rasta Vechta have bolstered their guard rotation by bringing in Chris Carter (195-G-92, college: Florida Tech, agency: Interperformances) Carter is a 25 year old 195cm guard that was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in Port St. Lucie, Florida. He will be going into his third professional season and second in Germany after playing with BV Chemnitz 99 (Germany-ProA) last season playing 40 games averaging 12.4ppg, 4.2rpg, Assists-4 (5.7apg), Steals-4 (2.1spg), FGP: 53.0%, 3PT: 34.5%, FT: 73.4%. "We were looking for an allrounder that could play both guard position and we found that player with Chris. He is a very good defender and his good athleticism helps him attack the basket well. He also proved that he could be a playmaker and team palyer with Chemnitz. I think that he fits to us with his charachter and fits to us and will help us make the next step", warned head coach Doug Spradley.

Last season the Americans cored in double figures in 33 of 40 games and his best scoring games were against Heidelberg with 20 points and he produced 19 points against Dresden. Carter started his basketball career in 2011 with the Air Force (NCAA) playing 23 games averaging 1,6ppg and 1,4rpg. He then moved to Florida Tech (NCAA) in 2012 and played tehre until 2015 playing a total of 77 games and as a senior played 21 games averaging 14.0ppg, 4.9rpg, 3.8apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 46.9%, 3PT: 38.4%, FT: 75.8%. He started his professsional career in 2015 with Bipa Basket Odessa (Ukraine-SL Favorit Sport) playing 32 games averaging 14.0ppg, 4.7rpg, 5.0apg, Steals-1 (2.2spg), FGP: 44.1%, 3PT: 27.4%, FT: 77.3%. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been All-SSC 2nd Team -13, SSC All-Newcomer Team -13, Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian SL Favorit Sport Honorable Mention -16, German ProA -17 (Player of the Week: 3 times), Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A 3rd Team -17, Eurobasket.com German 2.Bundesliga Pro A All-Defensive Team -17, and German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Semifinals -17

Source:Rasta Vechta




Jordan Parks (ex Alma Trieste) could agree terms with Telekom Bsk - by Eurobasket News

Telekom Baskets Bonn (BBL) is close to land 23-year old American forward Jordan Parks (201-91kg-94, college: N.C.Central, agency: Two Points) who played last time at Pallacanestro Alma Trieste in Italy. In 45 Serie A2 games he averaged 14.3ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.7apg, 1.3spg and 1.3bpg last season.
Among other achievements Parks' team won MEAC Regular Season for two years in a row (2014 and 2015). He received also Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 2nd Team award in 2016.
Parks graduated from N.Carolina Central in 2015 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

Telekom Baskets Bonn roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Josh Mayo
T.J. DiLeo

Forward:
Martin Breunig

Center:
Julian Jasinski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sebastian Herrera Joins The Crailsheim Merlins - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Since coming from CD Universidad Catolica de Santiago (Liga Nacional) to Germany in 2014, Sebastian Herrera (193-SF-97) has made vast strides in his basketball career in Trier and after improving his stats and developing fruther will try to make te logical next step with the Crailsheim Merlins. Herrera is a 193 cm guard, but tsill only 19 years old and has both the German and Chilean citizenship. He brings 64 Pro A games experience to Crailsheim and last season played 34 Pro A games averaging 7.6ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 42.1%, 3PT: 37.6%, FT: 60.0%, He played also at Gladiators Trier 2nd team (2.Regionalliga) playing 15 games averaging 23.1ppg.

"Sebastian is very hungry and still hasn't reached his full potential. We would like to go with his development together. He will bring fresh blood with his youth and Chilean fire", stressed Ingo Enskat. Last season with Trier in the Pro A, Herrera scored in double figures in nine games including 21 point games against Chemnitz and MBC and a 20 point game against Nurnberg. "Crailsheim is the perfect place to develop further. Their program has totally convinced me. The passion to get back to the first league impressed me and is also my goal. I am awaiting ahard, but good season", stressed Sebastian Herrera.

In 2014 he came to Trier and played for the TBB Trier 2nd team (Germany-Regionalliga) playing 15 games averaging 9.7ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 49.0%, 3PT: 37.7%, FT: 66.7% and at U19 team (NBBL). In 2015-2016, he made his Pro A debut with the Gladiators Trier (Germany-ProA) playing 30 games averaging 4.9ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.1apg, He played also at Gladiators Trier 2nd team (Regionalliga) playing 15 games averaging 16.5ppg, 7.2rpg, 2.2apg, 1.0spg. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been Chilean U16 National Team -13, FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Punta del Este (Uruguay) -13: 5 games: 11.4ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.6apg, Steals-3 (2.8spg), FGP: 37.5%, 3PT: 29.7%, FT: 75.0%, Chilean U18 National Team -14, Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Germany (Unofficial World Championships U18) -14: 6 games: 13.5ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.5spg, FGP: 36.7%, 3PT: 34%, FT: 87.5%, German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Semifinals -16, Chilean National Team -16, and South American Championships in Caracas (Venezuela) -16: 5 games: 2.0ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.0apg.

Source:swp.de




The MHP Riesen Reel In Shooting Sensation Michael Frazier - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

One could describe Michael Frazier (193-G-94, college: Florida) as being a player that not only doesn't shy away from every new rim he encounters, but most likely hasn't met one he didn't fancy as he loves to shoot the ball at a high accuracy and will make a new journey this season in the EasycRedit BBL joining the MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg. Frazier is a 23 year old 193cm guard from Tampa, Florida that will be embarking to play in his third professional season. Last season he played with Tezenis Verona (Italy-Serie A2) playing 38 games averaging 17,2ppg, 4,7rpg and 2,6apg while shooting 35,6% from outside. The American is looking forward to his new challenge with the MHP Riesen. "I am happy to be a part of the Ludwigsburg team. They always play with much passion and value defense. This fits my personal style. I am looking forward to getting to know a new country and culture", stressed Michael Frazier.

Frazier started his basketball career at Plant High School where he averaged 29.7ppg, 9.7rpg and the team had an a 20-8 overall record. He finished high school playing at Montverde Academy averaging 17ppg, 8rpg while leading his team to a 23-4 record. He then played at Florida (NCAA) from 2012-2015 amassing a total of 100 games and as a senior played 25 games averaging 12.0ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.5apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 48.7%, 3PT: 38.2%, FT: 87.0%. In the summer of 2015 he played NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas (Golden State Warriors) playing 6 games averaging 4.5ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 26.3%. He started his professional career in 2015 with the Los Angeles Lakers (NBA), released in Oct.'15, then moved to Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League), in Jan.'16 signed at Iowa Energy (D-League), later that month agreed terms with Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League) playing 14 games averaging 5.9ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.8apg, FGP: 44.0%, 3PT: 23.3%, FT: 78.3%, in Feb.'16 joined Iowa Energy (D-League) playing 12 games averaging 4.0ppg, 2.0rpg, in Mar.'16 signed at Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League) playing 10 games averaging 10.9ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 58.6%, 3PT: 55.6%, FT: 50.0%. Last summer he played NBA Pro Summer League in Orlando (Orlando White) helping teh team win the title playing 5 games averaging 4.8ppg, 2.2rpg.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been HS National High School Invitational Final -12, HS No. 9 national ranking in the ESPNRISE National Poll -12, SEC Regular Season Champion -13, 14, SEC Tournament Finalist -13, SEC All-Freshman Team -13, NCAA Elite Eight -13
USA U19 National Team -13, World Championships U19 in Prague (Czech Republic) -13 (Gold): 9 games: 6.7ppg, 3.1rpg, FGP: 41.2%, 3PT: 29.4%, FT: 33.3%
SEC Tournament Winner -14, SEC All-Tournament Team -14, NCAA Final Four -14, and NCAA All-Tournament South Region Team -14.

Source:MHP Riesen




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Giannis Antetokounmpo wins NBA Most Improved - by Eurobasket News

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (6'11''-G/F-94, agency: Octagon Europe) is this season's NBA Most Improved Player. The Greek international pips French international Rudy Gobert (7'1''-C-92) of the Utah Jazz and Serbian Nikola Jokic (6'10''-C-95, agency: BeoBasket) from the Denver Nuggets. Antetokounmpo becomes the fifth player from Europe to win the award, averaging 22.9 ppg, 8.8 rpg and 5.4 apg. The jump in his stats is quite impressive since during the 2015-16 season he averaged 16.9 ppg, 7.7 rpg and 4.3 apg. The 24-year-old has led the Bucks to the Playoffs through his play, leading the team in virtually every statistic. Antetokounmpo was named the Most Improved Player during a star studded inaugural NBA Awards ceremony, held two weeks after the season concluded. Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook won the MVP award, edging Houston Rockets James Harden and San Antonio Spurs Kawhi Leonard to the honour.
Courtesy of: talkbasket.net



Zaras agreed in terms with PAOK - by Giorgos Diploidis

Thodoris Zaras (197-G-88) has come to a deal with PAOK Thessaloniki for the next two years. The Greek guard was playing for Aris Thessaloniki the last two seasons. Thodoris Zaras (197-G-88) while he was a player of KAOD attracted the attention of a lot of clubs and he decided to join the team of Thessaloniki.

PAOK Thessaloniki was looking to have more Greek players for the period 2017-2018 and he added Thodoris Thodoris Zaras (197-G-88) next to Koniaris, Margaritis, Karamanolis, Chrysikopoulos, Papadopoulos. Thodoris Zaras (197-G-88) had 7.7 ppg in 33 matches in Basket League and 8.4 ppg in 17 matches in Basketball Champions League.



Kostas Missas announced as the new coach of the Greek NT - by Eurobasket News

The Greek basketball federation confirmed that the veteran coach will sit on the bench of the senior national team. Kostas Konstantinos Missas was born in 1953 and for years he has been the coach of Panathinaikos and a member of the coaching stuff of the Greek basketball federation. He is considered one of the best coaches in Europe on the junior level and many of the players he has coached in the junior national teams will be now member of the senior national team.
Courtesy of: eurohoops.net



Steven Burtt could sign at Cretan Kings - by Eurobasket News

Rethymno Cretan Kings (A1) is about to tab 33-year old Ukrainian ex-international guard Steven Burtt (189-84kg-84, college: Iona) who plays at Gallitos de Isabela in Puerto Rico. He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. He managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In three BSN games he averaged 12.7ppg, 1.7rpg, 9.0apg and 1.7spg. Burtt ended the last season at Sagesse in Lebanese Pepsi LBL where in three games he had very impressive stats: 23.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.7apg and 2.0spg. But the most of that year he spent at Apollon Patras. In 10 A1 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 19.1ppg, 2.7rpg and 3.1apg.
In 2006 Burtt was drafted by Northeastern Pennsylvania Breakers (USBL) in second round (16th overall).
The former Iona College standoutis in his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Burtt received Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague Player of the Year award back in 2013.
He also represented Ukraine at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 five years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 11.0ppg, 2.1rpg, 3.4apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 39.2%, 3PT: 32.4%, FT: 65.2%.
Burtt is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in twelve different countries playing on four different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Burtt has played previously professionally in China (Guizhou), Cyprus, Israel, Italy, Poland (Stelmet), Portugal, Spain (Baloncesto Fuenlabrada), Turkey (Tofas), Russia (Spartak St.Petersburg and Avtodor), Ukraine (Dnipro and Zaporizhya) and Lebanon (Byblos).
He is described as: A great scorer, who can easily beat his opponent 1-on-1 and who can also battle inside thanks to a strong body.

Rethymno Cretan Kings roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Hugh Robertson
Walter Lemon_Jr.
Dimitris Tsagkarakis

Forwards:
Haralampos Giannopoulos
Toarlyn Fitzpatrick
Andreas Christodoulou
Trayvonn Wright
Vasileios Mouratos

Center:
Thomas Kottas

Coach: Nikos Vetoulas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Peristeri GS Athens add Angelou to their roster - by Chris Mammides

Peristeri GS Athens (B) added to their roster 23-year old Greek guard Georgios Angelou (185-84kg-94). He just graduated from St. Francis University (PA) (NCAA). Angelou has played there for the last four years. In 34 games he recorded 8.0ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.1apg last season. Angelou helped them to make it to the final.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Angelou represented Greece at the European Championships U18 in Lithuania five years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 3.6ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.6apg.
Angelou has played previously for Filathlitikos and Halkidas.
On Angelou: (By Chris Mammides, 2011)
Giorgos, is a very good point guard who has also some solid shooting abilities. He is running very well the team in the court and even though he is very young he is playing like an Experience player with great attitude in the field, which can shot from high post line very well. And at the same time he can organize his team-mates like a true leader. A member of his Birth place Men's team, Halkida. Despite his age he has gain by working hard, the trust of Coach, who is giving him a lot of playing time to show his talent on a team which goes for the championship title. He is also member of Greek National Team U-18, which will participate on the European U-18 championship
.

Peristeri GS Athens roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Igor Milosevic
Thanasis Konstantakopoulos
Georgios Angelou

Forward:
Nikolaos Chougaz

Coach: Nikos Karagiannis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bernard Thompson agreed with KTE-Duna Aszfalt - by Tamas Deri

The management of KTE-Duna Aszfalt just published that they signed an agreement with american guard, Bernard Thompson (191-G-93, college: FGCU) for the coming season.
The 191 cm tall guard graduated on FGCU in 2015 and was a key player of the Eagles averaging 14.6ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.7apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 50.5%, 3PT: 33.1%, FT: 79.3% as a junior and 14.0ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.7apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 41.1%, 3PT: 38.2%, FT: 73.6% as a senior.
He signed his first professional contract with MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno and got voted to the Best Import Player of the League. In 45 games of the Slovakian Extraliga he was puting up 16.2ppg, 5.4rpg, 2.5apg, 2.1spg while he helped his team with 10.8ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.8apg, 2.3spg in 6 games of the FIBA Europe Cup.
Last summer he decided to move to Germany, where he played for MLP Academics Heidelberg. He got voted into the Defensive Team of the League and added also 9.8ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.4apg, 1.2spg,



Matt Tiby (ex Atomeromu) signs at Mons-Hainaut - by Eurobasket News

Belfius Mons-Hainaut (Euromillions League) landed 25-year old American power forward Matt Tiby (203-104kg-92, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee). He played most recently at Atomeromu in Hungarian A Division. In 32 games he averaged impressive 15.6ppg, 8.8rpg (leader !!!), 1.4apg and 1.2spg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements Tiby's college team won Horizon League Tournament in 2014. He received also All-Horizon League 1st Team award in 2016.
Tiby graduated from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

Belfius Mons-Hainaut roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Garlon Green
Chris Jones

Forwards:
Justin Cage
Matt Tiby

Center:
Xavier-Robert Francois

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv welcomes back Cohen - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (Winner League) inked 27-year old Israeli international power forward Jake Cohen (208-107kg-90, college: Davidson). It is actually his comeback to Tel-Aviv as he has played here before. Cohen has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Cohen played most recently at Maccabi Ashdod (Winner League). In 32 games he averaged 13.2ppg, 7.7rpg and 2.1apg last season. He helped them to make it to the Israeli Cup Semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Honorable Mention and All-Domestic Players Team.
The previous (15-16) season Cohen played at Aris in Greek A1 where in 37 games he had 5.6ppg and 3.4rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Cohen also played 16 games in Eurocup where he recorded 6.8ppg and 3.2rpg.
Cohen has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Among other achievements he won Southern Conference Regular Season South Division championship title in 2013. Cohen received also All-Southern Conf. Player of the Year award and Southern Conference All-Tournament 1st Team award back in 2013 at his college time.
Cohen represented Israel at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago.
He has played previously for another Israeli team Maccabi Rishon.
Cohen attended Davidson College until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: And inside player with great wingspan and good coordination, he can be very effective at the defensive end too.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @Euroleague)

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Nissim re-signs at Hapoel Eilat - by Eurobasket News

Hapoel Eilat (Winner League) confirmed in their roster experienced 36-year old Israeli ex-international point guard Afik Nissim (185-81kg-81, agency: Avi Zilberman). He is a dual citizen owning also French passport. Nissim has played there for the last five seasons. In 35 Winner League games he had 9.2ppg and 1.3apg last season. Nissim helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. Quite impressive season as he was named to Israeli League All-Star Game.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of Israeli Premier League in 2015. Nissim was also voted Eurobasket.com Israeli League All-Domestic Players Team back in 2014.
He was also a member of Israeli international program for some years. Nissim played for Israeli Senior National Team between 2001 and 2015 and previously for U21 National Team in 2001.
He represented Israel at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago.
Nissim is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy (CZG Veroli), Russia (Enisey), Slovenia (Krka), Ukraine (BC Kyiv), France (Strasbourg IG), Israel (Maccabi Rishon and Hasharon) and Czech Republic (CEZ Nymburk).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Hapoel Eilat.
On Nissim: Great scorer. Can play both guards positions. Excellent outside shooter. Can shoot from anywhere. Good ballhandler. Good passer. Tends to do more than he can. Has good work ethic.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Seeley is back at Gran Canaria, ex Maccabi T-A - by Eurobasket News

Herbalife Gran Canaria (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with 28-year old American shooting guard DJ Seeley (193-88kg-89, college: CS Fullerton). It is actually his comeback to Las Palmas as he has played here before. Seeley played last season at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv in Israeli Winner League. In 28 games he had 9.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.2apg and 1.5spg. He helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. Seeley also played 26 games in Euroleague where he recorded 7.3ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.6apg.
The previous (15-16) season Seeley played at Gran Canaria. In 27 Liga Endesa games he averaged 9.1ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg. He contributed to his team making it to the final. Seeley also played 12 games in Eurocup where he got 11.4ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.7apg. The other team he played shortly was Besiktas in Turkish BSL. In 7 games he got 7.9ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.0apg. Seeley also played 7 games in Eurocup where he got 4.1ppg, 1.1rpg, 1.4apg and 1.0spg.
Three years ago (a year after he left the college) Seeley was drafted by Delaware 87ers (D-League) in second round (19th overall).
The former California State University, Fullerton standoutis in his fifth season in pro basketball.
Seeley has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
He was voted NABC Division I All-District 9 2nd Team back in 2013 at his college time.
Seeley has played also professionally in Germany (BBC Bayreuth), Serbia (Radnicki 1950 Kragujevac) and Spain (La ICL Manresa).

Herbalife Gran Canaria roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Albert Oliver
Xavier Rabaseda
DJ Seeley

Forwards:
Eulis Baez
Shaquielle McKissic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Agrigento signs Jalen Cannon, ex Hapoel Afula - by Eurobasket News

Moncada Solar Agrigento (Serie A2) signed 24-year old American forward Jalen Cannon (198-107kg-93, college: St.Francis, NY). He played last season at Hapoel Afula in Israeli National League. In 29 games he had very impressive stats: 17.3ppg, 8.9rpg and 1.5apg.
The previous (15-16) season Cannon played at Jefes in Mexican LNBP where in 19 games he recorded 13.0ppg, 8.2rpg (#3 in the league), 1.1apg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won NEC Regular Season in 2015. Cannon was also voted All-NEC Player of the Year and NABC All-District 18 1st Team in 2015 at his college time.
Cannon graduated from St. Francis College (NY) in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.
He could be described: Jalen is a very skilled low-post player who plays very hard every single night.

Moncada Solar Agrigento roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marco Evangelisti
Pendarvis Williams
Ruben Zugno

Forward:
Jalen Cannon

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bnei Hertzeliyya signs Singer just out of college - by Eurobasket News

Bnei Hertzeliyya (Winner League) agreed terms with 22-year old American guard Sam Singer (193-93kg-95). He just graduated from California (NCAA). Singer has played there for the last four years. In 33 games he had 4.5ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.9apg last season. Singer helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to All-Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

Bnei Hertzeliyya roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Taurean Green
Sam Singer

Forwards:
Dominique Archie
Halil Kanacevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Scandone Avellino lands Ariel Filloy - by Eurobasket News

Scandone Avellino (Serie A) tabbed 30-year old naturalized Argentinian point guard Ariel Filloy (189-86kg-87, agency: Interperformances). He played most recently at Umana Reyer Venezia (Serie A). In 43 games he averaged 7.2ppg, 1.7rpg, 2.5apg and 1.1spg last season. Filloy helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Honorable Mention. Filloy also played 20 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 5.0ppg, 1.8rpg and 3.2apg. He contributed to his team making it to the Basketball Champions League Final Four.
The previous (15-16) season Filloy played at The Flexx. In 28 Serie A games he recorded 7.7ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.7apg and 1.3spg.
Filloy was a member of Italian U20 National Team back in 2007.
He has played previously for eight other teams: Grissin Bon RE, Alma Trieste, Rimini, Cervia, Scafati, Vanoli Cremona, Porto Torres and Rovereto.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Andrea De Nicolao may sign at Umana Venezia - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Umana Reyer Venezia (Serie A) is close to land 26-year old international point guard Andrea De Nicolao (185-75kg-91) who played last time at Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia from In 33 Serie A games he averaged 5.6ppg, 2.1rpg, 3.3apg and 1.1spg last season. He helped them to make it to the Italian Cup Semifinals.
Among other achievements De Nicolao's team won Italian Supercup in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com Italian LNP Gold All-Domestic Players Team award in 2015.
De Nicolao has been also a member of Italian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Italian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2011.
De Nicolao represented Italy at the Mediterranean Games in Mersin (Turkey) four years ago.
He has played previously for four other teams: Openjobmetis VA, Benetton Treviso, Verona and Ticino.
Let's have closer look into De Nicolao's outlook: A promising point guard, who hasn' t a great size, but is very quick, has good timing and leaping ability. Also, he runs yet very well a pick and roll offense. Huge upside. Year after year, he become a defensive specialist too.

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Luis Felipe Gruber agreed terms with Franca - by Eurobasket News

Vivo/Franca Basquete Sao Paulo (NBB) strengthened their roster with addition of 32-year old former Brazilian international small forward Luis Felipe Gruber (206-85) from B.Cearense. In 30 NBB games he recorded 10.1ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.4apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Paulistano where in 32 NBB games he averaged 10.6ppg and 4.3rpg.
Among other achievements Gruber's team made it to the Paulista League Semifinals in 2015. He was selected to Brazilian All-Star Game back in 2013.
He has a double citizenship as he also holds Italian passport.
Gruber was a member of Brazilian international program for some years. He was called to Brazilian Senior National Team between 2004 and 2008 and previously for U21 National Team in 2004.
Thanks to Gruber's pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Gruber has played previously professionally also in Spain (Caceres_Basket, Lliria, Burgos, Meridiano Alicante and La Palma) and Brazil (Joinville and Universo/Salvador).

Vivo/Franca Basquete Sao Paulo roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pedro Lima
Henrique Coelho
Alexey Borges

Forwards:
Luis_Felipe Gruber
Lucas Cipolini
Antonio Ferreira
Joao_Pedro Demetrio

Coach: Helinho Garcia

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Banco di Srd tabs Dyshawn Pierre - by Eurobasket News

Banco di Sardegna Sassari (Serie A) inked 24-year old Canadian forward Dyshawn Pierre (198-104kg-93, college: Dayton). He played most recently at Basketball Loewen Braunschweig in German BBL league. In 32 games he averaged 14.9ppg, 7.9rpg (leader !!!), 2.8apg and 1.1spg last season. A very good year in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Forward of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team.
Pierre has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
His team made it to the Atlantic 10 Tournament Semifinals in 2016.
Pierre represented Canada at the 3x3 Youth Olympic Games in Italy six years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 16.9ppg, 8.3rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 63.9%, FT: 61.7%.
Pierre has played also professionally in Exhibition Team (LTD Sports).
He attended University of Dayton until 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

Banco di Sardegna Sassari roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Giacomo DeVecchi
Wiliam Hatcher
Rok Stipcevic
Scott Bamforth
Levi Randolph

Forwards:
Brian Sacchetti
Achille Polonara
Dyshawn Pierre
Shawn Jones

Center:
Darko Planinic

Coach: Federico Pasquini

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Agrigento signs Jalen Cannon, ex Hapoel Afula - by Eurobasket News

Moncada Solar Agrigento (Serie A2) signed 24-year old American forward Jalen Cannon (198-107kg-93, college: St.Francis, NY). He played last season at Hapoel Afula in Israeli National League. In 29 games he had very impressive stats: 17.3ppg, 8.9rpg and 1.5apg.
The previous (15-16) season Cannon played at Jefes in Mexican LNBP where in 19 games he recorded 13.0ppg, 8.2rpg (#3 in the league), 1.1apg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won NEC Regular Season in 2015. Cannon was also voted All-NEC Player of the Year and NABC All-District 18 1st Team in 2015 at his college time.
Cannon graduated from St. Francis College (NY) in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.
He could be described: Jalen is a very skilled low-post player who plays very hard every single night.

Moncada Solar Agrigento roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marco Evangelisti
Pendarvis Williams
Ruben Zugno

Forward:
Jalen Cannon

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Cernivani re-signs at Porto S.Elpidio - by Eurobasket News

Malloni Basket Porto S.Elpidio (Serie B) confirmed in their roster 26-year old guard Stefano Cernivani (190-91). He played there last season. In 30 Serie B games he had 12.0ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.2apg.
The previous (15-16) season Cernivani played at Valentinas Bottegone Pistoia where in 29 Serie B games he recorded 5.2ppg and 1.8rpg.
His team won Italian DNB Group A Regular Season in 2014.
Cernivani has played previously for four other teams: Sutor Montegranaro, Ravenna, Civitanova and Tortona.

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Persico is back at Piombino - by Eurobasket News

Basket Golfo Piombino (Serie B) agreed terms with 30-year old center Edoardo Persico (208-105kg-87, agency: Players Group). It is actually his comeback to Piombino as he has played here before. Persico played last season at Piacenza in the Serie A2. In 24 games he had just 2.2ppg and 1.7rpg. Serie B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Persico played at Basket Golfo Piombino where in 31 Serie B games he recorded 10.3ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.4bpg.
Persico represented Italy at the World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 2.7ppg, 2.7rpg.
Persico has played previously for five other teams: Umana Venezia, Pavia Basket, Montecatiniterme, Livorno DBosco and CUS Torino.
He could be described: A promising inside player, who is yet very green; has good athletic skills, is enough quick, has timing for the rebounds, but needs to bulk up and to improve his back-to-the basket game;.

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Montegrano lands LaMarshall Corbett - by Eurobasket News

Poderosa Basket Montegranaro (Serie B) landed 29-year old American shooting guard LaMarshall Corbett (189-88, college: Angelo State). He is not a newcomer in Italian League as he played most recently at Mantova in the Serie A2. In 35 games he averaged 14.9ppg, 2.8rpg and 2.3apg last season. Serie B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Corbett ended the previous (2015-16) season at Termoforgia Aurora Jesi (Serie A) where in two games he had very impressive stats: 22.5ppg and 1.0rpg. But the most of that year he spent at Treviso Basket (Serie A). In 10 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 18.0ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.1apg and 1.2spg.
Among other achievements Corbett received H.L.S.A All-Showcase 1st Team award back in 2014.
He has played previously professionally in France (Nantes and SPO Rouen) and Poland (Siarka and Twarde Pierniki).
Corbett attended Angelo State until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: NBA Pre-Draft workouts with the Bobcats and evaluated by Michael Jordan. Division II All-American with a great upside! In his rookie season was the #2 scorer in Poland (16.1ppg) and earned all-league honors. Very athletic and finishes above the rim in traffic on defenders! All around crafty player with a bright European future!.

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Mantova tabs Valerio Cucci - by Eurobasket News

Stings Mantova (Serie A2) inked 22-year old forward Valerio Cucci (200-92kg-95, agency: Players Group) from Orsi Derthona Basket Tortona. In 37 Serie A2 games he averaged 5.8ppg and 4.1rpg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season Cucci played at Mens Sana 1871 Siena (Serie A) where in 35 games he had 5.4ppg and 3.7rpg.
Cucci represented Italy at the European Championships U18 in Latvia four years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 1.7ppg, 2.7rpg.
Cucci has played previously for three other teams: Germani Basket Brescia, Roma S.Azzurra and CZG Veroli.

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Sutton re-signs at Dolomiti Energia Trento - by Eurobasket News

Dolomiti Energia Trento (Serie A) confirmed in their roster 31-year old American swingman Dominique Sutton (198-98kg-86, college: N.C.Central). He played there last season. Sutton managed to play in four leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 28 Serie A games he had 13.3ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.4apg and 1.9spg (in top 2). He helped them to make it to the final. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Honorable Mention. Sutton also played that season for Sluc Nancy in French ProA where in 6 games he recorded 10.3ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.0apg and 1.8spg. The other team Sutton played that season for was ratiopharm Ulm in German BBL. In 8 games he averaged 7.4ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg. He also played 4 games in Eurocup where he got 7.8ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.5spg.
In 2012 Sutton was drafted by Tulsa 66ers (D-League) in first round (6th overall).
The former N.Carolina Central staris in his sixth season in pro basketball.
Sutton has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won D-League championship title in 2015. Sutton was also voted All-MEAC 1st Team back in 2012 at his college time.
Sutton is quite experienced player. He has played in five different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Sutton has played previously professionally in Greece (AE Ikaros Kallitheas), Philippines (Globalport and Air21 Express), France (Chalon/Saor), NBA G League (Santa Cruz Warriors and Oklahoma City Blue) and Dominican Republic (Titanes Licey).

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Ravazzani re-signs at Matera - by Eurobasket News

Bawer Olimpia Matera (Serie B) confirmed in their roster 32-year old center Nicolo Ravazzani (200-85). He played there last season. In 28 Serie B games he had 8.5ppg, 11.1rpg (leader !!!) and 1.3apg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Ravazzani played at Livorno DBosco where in 29 Serie B games he recorded 11.1ppg, 13.2rpg and 1.4apg. It was another spectacular season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B Co-Defensive Player of the Year.
Ravazzani's team was regular season runner-up in Italian Serie B Group C in 2015.
He has played previously for three other teams: USE Basket, Cecina and Montegrano.

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Terrosi re-signs at USE Basket - by Eurobasket News

USE Basket Empoli (Serie B) confirmed in their roster 28-year old shooting guard Gianni Terrosi (191-89, agency: Octagon Europe). He has played there for the last eight seasons. In 31 Serie B games he recorded 7.7ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.3apg last season.
Terrosi's team was Runner-Up of Nazionale B Group B Regular Season 2013.
He has played previously for two other teams: Perugia and Siena Virtus.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A smart player, who understands well the game and who plays with great energy. He's also a good rebounder, despite limited athetic skills.

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Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 Awards 2017 - by Andrea Centenari

Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 1st Team 2017
Timothy Bowers
Bowers
Adam Smith
Smith
John Brown
Brown
Mike Hall
Hall
Kenny Lawson
Lawson

Finals MVP: Michael Umeh (188-PG-84) of Virtus Bologna
Player of the Year: Adam Smith (185-PG-92) of Roseto
Guard of the Year: Adam Smith (185-PG-92) of Roseto
Forward of the Year: Mike Hall (203-F-84) of Angelico Biella
Center of the Year: Kenny Lawson (207-C-88) of Virtus Bologna
Import Player of the Year: Adam Smith (185-PG-92) of Roseto
Domestic Player of the Year: Guido Rosselli (198-F/G-83) of Virtus Bologna
U22 Player of the Year: Davide Moretti (188-PG-98) of Treviso Basket
Defensive Player of the Year: Taylor Smith (199-F/C-91) of Ravenna
Coach of the Year: Michele Carrea of Angelico Biella

1st Team
PG: Timothy Bowers (188-PG-82) of Jesi
PG: Adam Smith (185-PG-92) of Roseto
F: John Brown (203-F-92) of Roma Virtus
F: Mike Hall (203-F-84) of Angelico Biella
C: Kenny Lawson (207-C-88) of Virtus Bologna

2nd Team
PG: Jazzmarr Ferguson (185-PG-89) of Angelico Biella
F: Dwayne Davis (196-F-89) of Jesi
G: Javonte Green (193-G-93) of Alma Trieste
F: Laurence Bowers (203-F-90) of Bondi Ferrara
F/C: Andrea Renzi (207-F/C-89) of Lighthouse TR

All-Domestic Players Team
G: Marco Spissu (182-G-95) of Virtus Bologna
G/F: Riccardo Cortese (195-G/F-86) of Bondi Ferrara
F/G: Guido Rosselli (198-F/G-83) of Virtus Bologna
F/C: Mitchell Poletti (205-F/C-88) of Eurobasket Roma
F/C: Andrea Renzi (207-F/C-89) of Lighthouse TR

All-Imports Team
PG: Timothy Bowers (188-PG-82) of Jesi
PG: Adam Smith (185-PG-92) of Roseto
F: John Brown (203-F-92) of Roma Virtus
F: Mike Hall (203-F-84) of Angelico Biella
C: Kenny Lawson (207-C-88) of Virtus Bologna

Honorable Mention
Alex Legion (195-G-88) of F.Kontatto BO
Stefano Mancinelli (204-F-83) of F.Kontatto BO
Trae Golden (189-G-91) of Chieti
Allan Ray (188-G-84) of TED Kolejliler
Stanley Okoye (6'7''-C-91) of Ohio Christian
Robert Jones (201-F-84) of Piacenza
Kenny Hasbrouck (191-G-86) of Piacenza
Jordan Parks (201-F-94) of Alma Trieste
Ivica Radic (208-F/C-90) of FCM Ferentino
Nikolas Raivio (192-SG-86) of Legnano
Glenn Cosey (183-PG-92) of Tortona
DeShawn Sims (203-F-88) of Rieti
Marco Portannese (192-G-89) of Verona
Valerio Amoroso (204-F/C-80) of Roseto
Massimo Chessa (188-PG-88) of Roma Virtus
K.T. Harrell (193-G-92) of Mens Sana 1871



Rombaldoni is back at Piacenza - by Eurobasket News

Bakery Piacentina (Serie B) agreed terms with experienced 40-year old ex-international guard Rodolfo Rombaldoni (193-96kg-77, agency: Players Group). It is actually his comeback to Piacenza as he has played here before. Rombaldoni played last season at Forli Tigers in the Serie B. In 33 games he had 11.8ppg, 3.5rpg and 3.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season Rombaldoni played at Unieuro Forli (SerieB) where in 37 games he recorded 7.1ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.9apg. He helped them to win the group title and the cup. Rombaldoni was a member of Italian Senior National Team between 2001 and 2004.
He has spent his entire career in Italy playing for four other teams: Verona, Germani Basket Brescia, Angelico Biella and Brusati.
Rombaldoni is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Piacenza.
On Rombaldoni: Rodolfo Rombaldoni is a true point guard. He's an great athlete, with long arms. In defense, with this skills he can defend on guards and small forwards and it's very difficult to beat him 1 on 1. He can also helps the team on rebounds and when this happens he runs the floor very well. He uses high speed dribbling with 180 vision and this permit him to find a good passes, but usually he concludes with an easy lay up. Good shooter, also from three points, he improved a lot his pick and roll, using all thriple threat.

Bakery Piacentina roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rodolfo Rombaldoni
Nicolas Stanic

Forward:
Duilio Birindelli

Center:
Riccardo Perego

Coach: Claudio Coppeta

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Sestu lands Daniele Locci - by Eurobasket News

Pirates Accademia Basket Sestu (Serie B) tabbed 23-year old swingman Daniele Locci (192-94). The last time (14-15) he played at Antonianum Quartu Sant'Elena in Italian Serie C Silver.
Locci has played previously for Cagliari Pirates.

Pirates Accademia Basket Sestu roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nicola Elia
Mauro Graviano
Daniele Locci

Forwards:
Manuel Vanuzzo
Romeo Trionfo

Center:
Edoardo Melis

Coach: Giuseppe Caboni

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Eurobasket Roma tabs Matteo Frassineti - by Eurobasket News

Serie A2 newcomer Gas & Power Eurobasket Roma inked 30-year old swingman Matteo Frassineti (197-88kg-87) from Legnano. In 11 Serie A2 games he averaged 14.2ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.7apg last season.
Frassineti's team made it to the Italian Cup Final Four in 2014.
He was a member of Italian U20 National Team back in 2006.
Frassineti has played previously for five other teams: Grissin Bon RE, Unieuro Forli, Verona, Imola and Cesena.
His game is described as: A very talented player, who shots left-handed. Has a great ability to find the right balance in every shooting situation. Can beat his opponent with various fakes, runs the court very well and has the athletic skills to defend well.

Gas & Power Eurobasket Roma roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alessandro Piazza
Matteo Frassineti
Michael Deloach

Forward:
Mitchell Poletti

Center:
Alessandro Cecchetti

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Casini re-signs at Rieti - by Eurobasket News

NPC Rieti (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster experienced 37-year old naturalized Argentinian point guard Marcos Casini (188-105kg-80). He played there last season. In 28 Serie A2 games he recorded 10.3ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.5apg.
Casini ended the previous (2015-16) season at Ambalt Recanati (Serie A). But the most of that year he spent at Orasi Ravenna (Serie A) where in 25 games he averaged 6.4ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.0apg.
Casini's team made it to the Lega Due Play-Offs Semifinals in 2012.
His career allowed him to visit three different continents. Casini tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally also in Argentina (Boca Juniors and San Martin de La Rioja) and Italy (MIA-RO Cantu, The Flexx Pistoia, Jesi, Scafati and Novipiu Casale).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Rieti.
On Casini: A lefty shooter with explosive athletic skills, which enables him to easily slash the ball; also a good floor general, who needs to improve his decision making.

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Imola lands coach Demis Cavina - by Eurobasket News

Andrea Costa Imola (Serie A2) landed 43-year old coach Demis Cavina from Orsi Derthona Basket Tortona. Cavina has coached there for the last three years.
His team won Italian Lega Due Cup in 2011.
Cavina has coached previously four other teams: Scafati, Gandino, CZG Veroli and Napoli Basket.

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Roberto Malpede (ex Kirchheim/Teck) is a newcomer at Alcobendas - by Eurobasket News

Fundal Alcobendas (EBA) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old Italian forward Roberto Malpede (198-88). He played most recently at Kirchheim/Teck in German 2.Regionalliga. In 10 games he recorded 12.7ppg last season.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Malpede spent at Scafati Cesarano in Italian Serie B where in 32 games he averaged 4.3ppg and 4.3rpg. He also spent pre-season at Scafati (Serie B) in Italy that year.
Malpede has played previously professionally in Spain (Universidad de Valladolid) and Italy (Melfi and Salerno).

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Cesana re-signs at Treviglio - by Eurobasket News

Blu Basket Gruppo Remer Treviglio (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster 20-year old swingman Luca Cesana (193-97). He played there last season. In 35 Serie A2 games he had 6.1ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.4apg.
The previous (15-16) season Cesana played at MIA-Red October Cantu (Serie A). But in 18 games he recorded just 0.2ppg. He also played 8 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged only 2.1ppg and 1.0rpg.
Cesana represented Italy at the European Championships U18 in Volos (Greece) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 9.4ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.8apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 46.7%, 3PT: 45.8%, FT: 76.9%.

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Pecchia re-signs at Treviglio - by Eurobasket News

Blu Basket Gruppo Remer Treviglio (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster 20-year old swingman Andrea Pecchia (194-97). He played there last season. In 35 Serie A2 games he had 3.7ppg and 2.0rpg.
Part of previous (2015-16) season Pecchia spent at Armani Milano (Serie A). But in three games he did not score anything. He also played that season for Tessilform Bernareggio (Serie C Gold).
Despite young age Pecchia had impressive career. Pecchia's team made it to the U17 Championships Semifinals in 2014. He was also voted Italian U17 Championships 1st Team back in 2014.
He represented Italy at the World Championships U17 in Dubai (UAE) three years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 8.3ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.1apg, Steals-5 (2.1spg), FGP-1 (73.3%), 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 57.1%.

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Jordan Parks (ex Alma Trieste) could agree terms with Telekom Bsk - by Eurobasket News

Telekom Baskets Bonn (BBL) is close to land 23-year old American forward Jordan Parks (201-91kg-94, college: N.C.Central, agency: Two Points) who played last time at Pallacanestro Alma Trieste in Italy. In 45 Serie A2 games he averaged 14.3ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.7apg, 1.3spg and 1.3bpg last season.
Among other achievements Parks' team won MEAC Regular Season for two years in a row (2014 and 2015). He received also Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 2nd Team award in 2016.
Parks graduated from N.Carolina Central in 2015 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

Telekom Baskets Bonn roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Josh Mayo
T.J. DiLeo

Forward:
Martin Breunig

Center:
Julian Jasinski

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  JAPAN  


Prolific winner Sako, a JBL legend, joins national team coaching staff - by Eurobasket News

The Japan Basketball Association announced on Friday that former star guard Kenichi Sako has been hired as an assistant coach for the men's national team. Sako stepped down from his head coaching position with the Hiroshima Dragonflies of the B. League second division last month after the team's attempt to get promoted to the first division fell short. As a player, the 46-year-old was dubbed 'Mr. Basketball,' and he had an impressive track record of success in Japan. Sako led the Isuzu Giga Cats and Aisin SeaHorses (predecessor of the SeaHorses Mikawa) to 11 Japan Basketball League championships and was a three-time league MVP (1995, 1996, and 2000). JBA technical director Tomoya Higashino said that one of the two assistant spots would be filled by a Japanese coach, which was the request of Julio Cesar Lamas (agency: Duran International ), the new head coach for the Akatsuki Five. 'To me, there was nobody in mind but him,' said Higashino, who played in the same backcourt with Sako for powerhouse Hokuriku High School of Fukui in the 1980s. 'I don't need to explain about who he is.' Although Sako failed to take the Dragonflies, who were 46-14 during the regular season, to the B. League top division because the team lost in the promotion/demotion game last month, Hiroshima fans maintained their faith in him. They collected more than 100,000 signatures through a campaign to request that he stays with the club. Because of it, Sako, who had been at the helm since 2014, said that he hesitated about whether to accept the national team job or not. But after all, he wound up taking it because of his enthusiasm for the Olympics. 'I've always had a dream for the Olympics,' Sako said. 'I wanted to challenge for it and it supported my decision.' Sako emphasized that the inauguration of the B. League this past year was a meaningful event, yet unless the national team becomes more competitive, there would not be further development for Japanese hoops. Sako doesn't think that Japanese players are necessarily inferior to other nations' players in terms of their basketball techniques. But he insisted that he's not happy with their on-court demeanor and what he considers to be inadequate leadership. 'When I watch them play, they play smartly,' he said. 'But when they get beaten by the opponents, I'm like, 'Pay them back.' ' In other words, he wants to help national team members develop a more fiery, competitive mindset. Indeed, Sako plans to inspire national team players, but added that they should have increased motivation because the 2020 Olympics will be held in Japan. The last Olympics that the men's national competed in was the 1976 Montreal Games. Sako wants to see this drought end. 'Japan has not played in it for 40 years,' Sako said. 'And this is a chance for them to make history. I'm going to tell them that.' Asked if there have been any assistant coaches that he remembers who could be a role model for him, Sako mentioned Dwane Casey, who was an advisory coach under the late Mototaka Kohama, who led the national squad to the 1998 FIBA World Championship in Athens. 'I got really drilled hard by Coach Casey,' Sako said of the present Toronto Raptors bench boss with a smile. 'He would make us do weightlifting even after our dinner. And I think that he had an intention to grow me as the leader of the team. But I was desperate to hide from him. 'But as we actually played in the world championship, we got to realize that we wouldn't battle there unless we trained as hard as we did.' The JBA also revealed that Argentine Herman Julian Mandole would be the national team's other assistant coach. The 33-year-old is an assistant under Lamas for San Lorenzo de Almagro in the Argentine top league. Because San Lorenzo is still playing in the playoffs, the arrival date of Lamas and Mandole is unknown. The national team, which finished third in the East Asia Championship in Nagano earlier this month, will begin a series of training camps on July 3 to prepare for the FIBA Asia Cup, which will be held in Lebanon from Aug. 8-20.
Courtesy of: japantimes.co.jp



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  MALI  


Namory Boundy signs at Boulogne - by Eurobasket News

SO Maritime Boulogne (ProB) landed 28-year old Mali international forward Namory Boundy (202-89). He played most recently at JSA Bordeaux Basket in the NM2. Boundy helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season he played at W.O.S.B. (also in NM2).
Boundy won French NM1 Play-Offs championship title in 2012.
He also represented Mali at the Afrobasket Championships in Rades (Tunisia) two years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 2.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.1apg.
Boundy has played previously for three other teams: Chorale de Roanne, Rueil and Charleville Mezieres.

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CIBACOPA Round 5 of Semi-Finals. Obregon and Hermosillo advance into Finals - by Eurobasket News

Los Mochis - Obregon 84-93

Obregon outgunned Los Mochis on the road to win the semifinal series. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. American forward Michael Glover (203-87, college: Iona) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 16 rebounds. His fellow American import swingman Glen Rice-Jr (198-91, college: Georgia Tech) contributed with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American guard Nick Murphy (193-88, college: Jacksonville St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists and Bahamas forward Tavario Miller (203-94, college: Texas A&M) added 21 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Pioneros Los Mochis. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Los Mochis: T.Miller 21+10reb+1ast, N.Murphy 18+11reb+8ast, T.Motley 15+6reb+5ast, J.Early 15+5reb+2ast, M.Hernandez 11+3reb+2ast, R.Berrelleza 4+3reb
Obregon: M.Glover 23+16reb+3ast, G.Rice Jr. 23+12reb+5ast, L.Atterberry 17+6reb, K.Capers 12+3reb+2ast, J.Hutchingson 11+4reb+2ast, R.Delgado 5+3reb+1ast
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Guaymas - Hermosillo 94-97

Hermosillo upset Guaymas away from home to secure the title series birth. Rayos de Hermosillo outrebounded Ostioneros de Guaymas 52-36 including 18 on the offensive glass. The best player for the winners was American forward Myke Henry (198-92, college: De Paul) who scored 34 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds. His fellow American import Jeremiah Wilson (205-88, college: Tarleton St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 20 points and 17 rebounds. Paul Reyes produced 22 points and 6 assists and American forward BJ West (211-89, college: Jackson St.) added 15 points and 12 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Four Rayos de Hermosillo and five Ostioneros de Guaymas players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Guaymas: P.Reyes 22+4reb+6ast, C.Jones 16+3reb+6ast, P.Marigney 15+4reb+1ast, B.West 15+12reb+1ast, S.Heyward 12+10reb+1ast, D.Giron 11+1reb+2ast
Hermosillo: M.Henry 34+8reb+1ast, J.Wilson 20+17reb+2ast, S.Monreal 18+7reb+9ast, E.Little 13+7reb+2ast, A.Bell 5+5reb, J.Camacho 4+4reb+2ast
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NBA Awards 2017 - by Greg

NBA 1st Team 2017
LeBron James
James
Russell Westbrook
Westbrook
James Harden
Harden
Kawhi Leonard
Leonard
Anthony Davis
Davis


Finals MVP: Kevin Durant (6'9''-SF-88) of Golden St.W.
Most Valuable Player: Russell Westbrook (6'3''-PG-88) of Oklah.City T.
Most Improved Player: Giannis Antetokounmpo (6'11''-G/F-94) of Milwaukee B.
Sixth Man of the Year: Eric Gordon (6'4''-G-88) of Houston R.
Rookie of the Year: Malcolm Brogdon (6'5''-G-92) of Milwaukee B.
Defensive Player of the Year: Draymond Green (6'7''-F-90) of Golden St.W.
Sportsmanship Award: Kemba Walker (6'1''-PG-90) of Charlotte H.
Hustle Award: Patrick Beverley (6'1''-PG-88) of Houston R.
Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year: Dirk Nowitzki (7'0''-F-78) of Dallas M.
Cares Community Assist Award: Isaiah Thomas (5'9''-PG-89) of Boston C.
Coach of the Year: Mike D'Antoni of Houston R.

1st Team
SF: LeBron James (6'8''-SF-84) of Cleveland C.
PG: Russell Westbrook (6'3''-PG-88) of Oklah.City T.
SG: James Harden (6'5''-SG-89) of Houston R.
F: Kawhi Leonard (6'7''-F-91) of San Antonio S.
C: Anthony Davis (6'10''-C-93) of N.Orleans P.

2nd Team
SF: Kevin Durant (6'9''-SF-88) of Golden St.W.
PG: Stephen Curry (6'3''-PG-88) of Golden St.W.
PG: Isaiah Thomas (5'9''-PG-89) of Boston C.
C: Rudy Gobert (7'1''-C-92) of Utah Jazz
G/F: Giannis Antetokounmpo (6'11''-G/F-94) of Milwaukee B.

3rd Team
C: DeAndre Jordan (6'11''-C-88) of LA Clippers
F/G: DeMar DeRozan (6'7''-F/G-89) of Toronto R.
PG: John Wall (6'4''-PG-90) of Washington W.
G/F: Jimmy Butler (6'7''-G/F-89) of Chicago B.
F: Draymond Green (6'7''-F-90) of Golden St.W.

All-Defensive 1st Team
F: Draymond Green (6'7''-F-90) of Golden St.W.
C: Rudy Gobert (7'1''-C-92) of Utah Jazz
F: Kawhi Leonard (6'7''-F-91) of San Antonio S.
PG: Chris Paul (6'0''-PG-85) of LA Clippers
PG: Patrick Beverley (6'1''-PG-88) of Houston R.

All-Defensive 2nd Team
G/F: Giannis Antetokounmpo (6'11''-G/F-94) of Milwaukee B.
F: Andre Roberson (6'7''-F-91) of Oklah.City T.
C: Anthony Davis (6'10''-C-93) of N.Orleans P.
G/F: Danny Green (6'6''-G/F-87) of San Antonio S.
G: Tony Allen (6'4''-G-82) of Memphis G.

All-Rookie 1st Team
G: Malcolm Brogdon (6'5''-G-92) of Milwaukee B.
PF: Dario Saric (6'10''-PF-94) of Phi.76ers
C: Joel Embiid (7'0''-C-94) of Phi.76ers
G: Buddy Hield (6'4''-G-93) of Sacramento K.
C: Guillermo Hernangomez (6'11''-C-94) of New York K.

All-Rookie 2nd Team
F/G: Jamal Murray (6'6''-F/G-97) of Denver N.
F: Jaylen Brown (6'7''-F-96) of Boston C.
F: Marquese Chriss (6'9''-F-97) of Phoenix Suns
SF: Brandon Ingram (6'9''-SF-97) of LA Lakers
PG: Yogi Ferrell (6'0''-PG-93) of Dallas M.



The Timberwolves waived Jordan Hill - by Eurobasket News

Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) waived 30-year old power forward Jordan Hill (208-107kg-87, college: Arizona). Hill played there last season. But in 7 NBA games he recorded just 1.7ppg and 2.0rpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at the Pacers where in 78 NBA games he averaged 8.3ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.1apg.
In 2009 Hill was drafted by New York Knicks in first round (8th overall). He attended University of Arizona and it is his ninth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Hill won NBA Pacific Division championship title in 2012. He received also Pac-10 1st Team award back in 2009 at his college time.
Hill has played previously for two other teams: Houston Rockets and LA Lakers.
The scouts decsribe him following way: (by Borko Popic for NBADraft.net in 2009)
Has the ideal size and length for a PF He has worked on his body, adding some bulk and definition to an already wiry frame; this new strength allows him to get great position on the block where he is able to utilize a number of moves, but he prefers the left shoulder hook shot.
His athleticism and strength also get him into trouble at times as he tries to bully through the defense rather than take what they give him
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Russell Westbrook wins NBA MVP - by Eurobasket News

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook (6'3''-PG-88, college: UCLA) put the finishing touch on a magical season by being named the Most Valuable Player of the 2016-17 campaign at the NBA's inaugural awards show. Westbrook, who became only the second player and first in 55 years to average a triple-double for an entire season, won the award over Houston Rockets guard James Harden and San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (6'7''-F-91, college: San Diego St.). Westbrook averaged a mind-boggling 31.6 points, 10.4 assists and 10.7 rebounds over 81 games, making him the first player to average double-digits in three major categories since Oscar Robertson first did it in 1961-62. After Westbrook was presented with the Maurice Podoloff Trophy by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, he promptly called his team mates to the stage. "These guys sacrificed so much for me throughout the year," said Westbrook. "It was obviously an amazing season for me but without these guys and the rest of our guys that are not here, none of this would be possible. "So this award is not for me. This is for all you guys and I am very thankful to have you guys in my corner. You guys are my brothers for life." The 28-year-old American was on a mission from the start of the season as he silenced critics who doubted whether he could thrive without Kevin Durant, who left the Thunder last July and won an NBA title with Golden State two weeks ago. Westbrook carried the Thunder on a nightly basis, setting the new standard by recording 42 triple-doubles, one better than the former single-season mark set by Robertson. Despite the loss of Durant, a four-times scoring champion, the Westbrook-led Thunder recorded 47 wins, just eight fewer than the previous campaign. The first-ever NBA Awards show followed years in which the league announced individual honours separately throughout the postseason. Among the night's other awards, Golden State forward Draymond Green, two weeks removed from winning his second NBA title in three years, was named the best defensive player. Mike D'Antoni was named Coach of the Year after leading Houston to 55 wins in his first season with the team. Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon was named Rookie of the Year, while Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon earned the Sixth Man Award for his work off the bench as a substitute.
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Eric Gordon Wins Sixth Man Of The Year - by Eurobasket News

Eric Gordon (6'4''-G-88, college: Indiana) has been named the 16-17 NBA Sixth Man of the Year. Andre Iguodala (6'6''-SF-84, college: Arizona) and Louis Williams (6'1''-SG-86) were the other two finalists for the award. Gordon averaged 16.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists in his first season with the Houston Rockets. Gordon received 358 total points, narrowly beating out Iguodala with 326.
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Bucks' Malcolm Brogdon wins Rookie of the Year at 2017 NBA Awards - by Eurobasket News

This time last year, Malcolm Brogdon (6'5''-G-92, college: Virginia) was hoping to carve out a role in the big leagues after the Milwaukee Bucks selected him in the second round of the 2016 NBA draft. Now, he's the NBA's Rookie of the Year. The 24-year-old guard out of Virginia, a four-year standout in the ACC who lasted until the 36th pick in last June's draft, came out on top in a three-man race with a pair of Philadelphia 76ers standouts - center Joel Embiid (7'0''-C-94, college: Kansas) and forward Dario Saric (6'10''-PF-94, agency: BeoBasket) - to become the lowest-drafted player ever to take home the honors as the league's top rookie at the inaugural NBA Awards show in New York on Monday night. Brogdon averaged 10.2 points, 4.2 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 26.4 minutes per game as a rookie, making 75 appearances and 28 starts for the Bucks, who bounced back from a tough 2015-16 campaign to make the playoffs and give the Toronto Raptors a tough series in Round 1. The rookie played a significant role in that turnaround; Milwaukee outscored opponents by 2.7 points per 100 possessions with Brogdon on the court, whether on the ball or spotting up away from the action, and got outscored by 1.7 points-per-100 when he was on the pine, as he solidified the backcourt and gave head coach Jason Kidd another big, versatile, steady hand to slot in alongside rising superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, stellar swingman Khris Middleton (6'8''-F-91, college: Texas A&M) and the rest of the young Bucks. There were valid arguments to be made for both of the other finalists, too. After missing his first two NBA seasons, Embiid finally took the court and was an absolute game-changer in his arrival for the 76ers. The Cameroonian center averaged 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 2.1 assists in just 25.4 minutes a night - per-minute marks that evoked comparisons to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, Shaquille O'Neal, Patrick Ewing, David Robinson, Walt Bellamy and Anthony Davis. However, preventative minutes restrictions and an eventual season-ending injury limited Embiid to just 31 games and 786 total minutes - half as many minutes as the lowest number of any Rookie of the Year in history (1,558, Kyrie Irving, 2011-12) and nearly 20 fewer games than any ROY in an 82-game season ever (50, Patrick Ewing, 1985-86). Saric, meanwhile, came on strong late in the season, averaging 12.8 points, 6.3 assists and 2.2 assists in 26.3 minutes per game in Philly while serving as a primary playmaker and offensive focal point for the scuffling Sixers. Ultimately, though, Brodgon's steadier contributions to a playoff team seemed to make the promotional case that he refused to have the Bucks make on his behalf, making him the first player taken outside the first round to win top rookie honor since 1966. Not bad for a guy viewed by some draftniks as having maxed out his development potential and prospective value as a four-year college player without the runway to reach elite status down the line. 'This is a testament to guys that are underestimated,' Brogdon said from the stage. 'Guys that are second-round picks. Guys that are undrafted every year, that get looked over regardless of the work they put in, regardless of what they do. You can always achieve your dreams if you have faith, if you sacrifice for what you want.'
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Bob Myers Wins NBA Executive Of The Year - by Eurobasket News

Bob Myers has been named the 16-17 NBA Executive of the Year. Myers previously won the award for the 14-15 season. The Golden State Warriors led the NBA in regular season wins for the third straight season. Myers was critical in signing Kevin Durant in free agency and then building out a solid supporting cast despite a lack of cap flexibility. Daryl Morey finished just two points behind Myers with 57 compared to 59. Myers received nine first place votes compared to seven for Morey. Dennis Lindsey finished third.
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Green Named Defensive Player of Year - by Eurobasket News

Warriors forward Draymond Green (6'7''-F-90, college: Michigan St.) was named the league's Defensive Player of the Year, as was announced during the TNT awards show Monday night. Green led the league in steals at 2.03 per game and was 12th in blocks at 1.4 per game. He topped the other two finalists, Jazz center Rudy Gobert (7'1''-C-92) and Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (6'7''-F-91, college: San Diego St.). Leonard won the award the past two seasons.
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D'Antoni Captures Coach Of The Year Award - by Eurobasket News

Mike D'Antoni was named the NBA's Coach of the Year, which was announced on the TNT awards show Monday night. D'Antoni led the Rockets to the third-best record in the Western Conference at 55-27 in his first year with the club. The Rockets finished 41-41 in 2015/16. He also won the award in 2005 when he patrolled the sidelines for the Suns. The Spurs' Gregg Popovich and Heat's Erik Spoelstra were the other finalists. The Hoops Rumors staff gave two of the five votes to D'Antoni.
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The Pistons add Hollis-Jefferson to their Summer League roster, ex Orangeville A's - by Eurobasket News

Detroit Pistons added to their Summer League roster 26-year old forward Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson (198-100kg-91, college: Temple). He played last season at Orangeville A's in Canadian NBL. In 37 NBL Canada games he had very impressive stats: 17.9ppg, 7.2rpg, 4.7apg and 2.1spg (leader !!!). A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected USBasket.com All-NBL Canada Defensive Player of the Year and named to 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Hollis-Jefferson was tested by Riptide in Canadian CIS.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
Hollis-Jefferson's team made it to the Luxembourg League Semifinals in 2014.
He has played previously professionally in Luxembourg (Contern) and NBA G League (Delaware 87ers).
Hollis-Jefferson attended Temple University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

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Pierre Jackson joins the Pistons - by Eurobasket News

Detroit Pistons agreed terms with 26-year old point guard Pierre Jackson (180-82kg-91, college: Baylor). He played last season at Texas Legends. Jackson managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 28 NBA G League games he had very impressive stats: 22.5ppg, 4.3rpg, 7.7apg and 1.9spg. He also played for the Mavericks where in 8 NBA games he recorded 4.4ppg, 1.1rpg and 2.4apg. The other team Jackson played shortly was Cedevita in Croatian league. In two Eurocup games he averaged remarkable 33.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 6.0apg and 1.0spg. He also played 5 games in ABA League where he got high stats: 15.8ppg, 1.2rpg, 6.6apg and 2.4spg.
In 2013 Jackson was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers in second round (42nd overall). The former Baylor University staris in his fifth season in pro basketball. He was selected to D-League All-Star Game in 2014 and 2017.
Jackson won NIT championship title in 2013.
Jackson is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in France (ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket), Turkey (Fenerbahce), other NBA teams (Phi.76ers) and other NBA G League teams (Salt Lake City Stars).
On Jackson: An energetic PG who loves to create out from the dribble. He can be unstoppable when he goes inside and can be effective at the defensive side too.

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Sources: Celtics working to land both Gordon Hayward and Paul George - by Eurobasket News

The Boston Celtics are pursuing an aggressive summer plan of sequencing the signing of free agent Gordon Hayward (6'8''-G/F-90, college: Butler) and relinquishing the assets needed to complete a trade for Paul George (6'9''-G/F-90, college: Fresno St.), league sources told The Vertical. For salary-cap purposes, Boston wants a Hayward commitment before it can finalize a trade for George and secure the most dynamic free-agent coup in franchise history, league sources said. For Boston, here's the hitch: While Indiana believes Boston can offer the best possible package, the Pacers may be unwilling to wait until the start of July free agency on Boston's timetable and could turn toward making a deal elsewhere for George, league sources told The Vertical. Boston has maneuvering to do with its roster, including the shedding of salaries to create space to position itself for this scenario. Boston has contingencies in place to make deals and start a possible Hayward-George scenario toward fruition, league sources told The Vertical. If Boston can't acquire Hayward, Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (6'10''-F-89, college: Oklahoma) could be a substitute in this free-agency plan to sign a star and then trade for George, league sources told The Vertical. Utah is fighting to hold onto Hayward in free agency, but is exploring multiple scenarios to reshape the roster should the All-Star forward leave the franchise. The Jazz are working to upgrade the roster, including point guard, before July 1 when Hayward will start taking meetings with Boston and Miami in free agency, league sources said. Indiana has been focused on trying to complete a deal with Boston for George, league sources told The Vertical. The sides were growing close to a deal on draft night, but a third-team scenario fell through late in the evening that stalled talks. Indiana is desirous of the young players and future draft picks that Boston is uniquely able to offer the Pacers for George. The Celtics have a growing confidence they could sign George to a contract extension, and keep him from leaving to his predetermined free-agent destination of the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources told The Vertical. Boston's belief that it can make George more than a one-year rental is fueling the franchise's willingness to part with a significant package of assets, league sources said. Indiana could potentially allow George and his representation to speak to potential suitors about a contract extension should a trade happen, but that permission hasn't been granted yet, league sources told The Vertical. George, 27, informed the Pacers on June 17 that he planned to leave the Pacers in 2018 as a free agent, and his preference was to sign a deal with his hometown Los Angeles Lakers. George is a four-time All-Star and one of the NBA's elite two-way players.
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Miami Heat adds Saiz to their Summer League roster - by Eurobasket News

Miami Heat added to their roster 23-year old Spaniard forward Sebastian Saiz (206-106kg-94). He just graduated from Mississippi (NCAA). Saiz has played there for the last four years. In 36 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.1ppg, 11.4rpg, 1.0apg, 1.0spg and 1.1bpg last season. Saiz helped them to make it to the NIT Elite Eight. and they also made it to the NIT Elite Eight. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to All-SEC 1st Team.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
As mentioned above Saiz is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
He represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) three years ago. Saiz's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 10 games: 7.3ppg, 6.9rpg, FGP: 51.0%, FT: 60.0%.
Saiz has played previously for Movil Estudiantes.
On Saiz: Made huge athletic and physical improvements during his season in the USA. Now he's a dominant center inside, with a physical, tough game.

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Suns Expected To Sign Mike James - by Eurobasket News

Mike James (6'1''-PG-90, college: Lamar) is expected to sign with the Suns, international basketball journalist David Pick suggests. Pick describes James as 'EuroLeague's most electrifying combo guard.' The exact details of James' and the Suns' commitment are not yet known, but this sounds to be more than just a Summer League deal. Whatever the contract may be it cannot become official until the new league year. This James, not to be confused with NBA veteran Mike James, has yet to play in the NBA and last suited up for Panathinaikos in 2016/17. He did, however, play for the Suns during the 2015 NBA Summer League. In Greece last season, he averaged 13.0 PPG and 3.0 APG on .490 from the floor.
Courtesy of: hoopsrumors.com



Miles Simon joins Luke Walton's coaching staff with Lakers - by Eurobasket News

Miles Simon has joined the Los Angeles Lakers as an assistant coach. Lakers coach Luke Walton announced the hire of his fellow former University of Arizona star Tuesday. Simon recently worked for USA Basketball, serving as head coach for the junior select national team. He spent three seasons as Lute Olson's assistant at Arizona from 2005-08. Simon also has worked as a player development coach, the director of the Nike Basketball Academy and a college basketball analyst for ESPN. He was the NCAA tournament's most outstanding player in 1997 while leading the Wildcats to the national title. Simon joins associate head coach Brian Shaw and assistants Jesse Mermuys, Mark Madsen, Jud Buechler and Brian Keefe on Walton's staff. Walton, Simon, Buechler and Mermuys all attended Arizona.
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Rockets becoming 'increasingly serious threat to sign Chris Paul - by Eurobasket News

The Houston Rockets are one of only a handful of teams in the NBA with a legitimate ability to add a couple of key pieces and try to make a run at the Golden State Warriors. Chris Paul (6'0''-PG-85, college: Wake Forest) would be that kind of piece, and the Rockets are ramping up efforts to land him. From Marc Stein of ESPN. The Houston Rockets have emerged as an increasingly serious threat in the chase for soon-to-be free agent Chris Paul, according to league sources. The Rockets still have work to do in terms of clearing sufficient salary-cap space to make a representative offer for Paul, but sources told ESPN that Houston star James Harden has been advocating hard in favor of the Paul pursuit and has made his interest in teaming with the Los Angeles Clippers' point guard known directly to Paul. Sources say Houston also remains at the heart of the trade hunt to acquire Paul George from the Indiana Pacers, despite the fact George is only under contract through next season and is known to be angling to sign with his hometown Los Angeles Lakers in July 2018. The challenge in all of this is the Rockets have just about $10 million in cap space this summer, which is about a third of what it will take to land Chris Paul. That means they need to trade Ryan Anderson and his $19.6 million owed next season and take no salary back, and while there are a few teams in a position to be able to take on that salary - Philadephia, Brooklyn, Sacramento and others - they are going to want a young player or first-round pick as a sweetener. The Rockets also are considering moving Lou Williams and his $7 million salary, or Patrick Beverley and his $5.5 million. However, even moving both of the later two is not getting near the salary Paul will demand. Chris Paul met with the Clippers front office on Tuesday to talk about the future, but he's expected to meet with a number of teams in free agency, with the Rockets and Spurs being key suitors. The question is, will any of these teams bring him closer to toppling the Golden State Warriors, and is it worth it to take less money for that chance? Especially after he got the CBA changed so that as of July 1 the 'over 36' rule becomes the 'over 38 rule' so the Clippers can give him one more five-year max contract.
Courtesy of: nbcsports.com



Knicks fire team president Phil Jackson amid feuds with stars Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis - by Eurobasket News

The triangle is dead. Ending a failed partnership that was far uglier than even skeptics anticipated, the Knicks fired team president Phil Jackson just before the start of free agency, sources confirmed. The decision from James Dolan occurred as Jackson feuded with the team's two stars - Carmelo Anthony (6'8''-SF-84, college: Syracuse) and Kristaps Porzingis (7'3''-C/F-95) - and was preparing to get rid of one, if not both, as he built a roster around his triangle offense. According to ESPN, Anthony's future was at the center of the move because the Knicks had no way to resolve an untenable situation. The 33-year-old prefers to remain in New York and wasn't going to waive his no-trade clause. As the Daily News reported, the Knicks were dead-set against buying out Anthony and the $54 million remaining on his contract. So instead, Dolan bought out the $24 million left on Jackson's deal. But putting Jackson's demise on Anthony is wholly unfair to the All-Star forward, who has now outlasted four GMs/presidents and four coaches. Jackson was an abject disaster in his first ever role in the front office, finishing with a record of 80-166 while rebuilding the roster three times in three seasons. After promising to stabilize a rotten culture at the Garden, Jackson only made it worse - alienating Anthony and creating a highly dysfunctional 11-ring circus that prompted Kristaps Porzingis to skip out on his exit meeting in April. The last straw for many Knicks fans was Jackson acknowledging he's fielding trade offers for Porzingis. Around the league people questioned whether Jackson was trying to get himself fired not long after picking up two more years on his contract. Still, Dolan had never wavered in his public support of Jackson, even pledging in February that he would never fire his star hire. 'Whether I like the results or don't like the results, I am going to honor that agreement (with Jackson), all the way to the end,' Dolan said on ESPNRadio only four months ago. Whomever is tasked next with the unenviable job of rebuilding the Knicks again will have his hands full. GM Steve Mills will step up on an interim basis through free agency, although the Knicks won't have much cap space and are hardly a desirable destination. If you're looking for stability, look elsewhere. It's worth noting that Dolan has long-coveted Toronto GM Masai Ujiri after New York was twice fleeced by him in trade negotiations. Just six days ago, Jackson drafted a point guard - Frank Ntilikina -based at least partially on his fit in Jackson's triangle. Jackson also leaves behind a head coach, Jeff Hornacek, who had agreed to run the triangle at the president's behest but is now free to implement the faster-paced offense that brought him greater success in Phoenix. Hornacek has two more years on his contract.
Courtesy of: nydailynews.com




The Wizards sign Rayshawn Simmons, ex Prostejov - by Eurobasket News

Washington Wizards signed guard Rayshawn Simmons (193-84kg, college: Cent.Michigan, agency: Two Points) to a Summer League contract. He played last season at Orli Prostejov in NBL league in Czech Republic. In 15 games he had 11.9ppg, 4.5rpg, 5.3apg (top 4) and 1.1spg.
Simmons has never been drafted by the NBA. His team made it to the Czech Republic Final Four.
Simmons graduated from Central Michigan University in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

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Spencer Hawes Opts In, Stays With Bucks - by Eurobasket News

Bucks power forward/center Spencer Hawes (7'1''-C-88, college: Washington) has decided to opt in and retain his $6MM salary for next season, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical tweets. Hawes' decision gives Milwaukee, which is already over the cap, an even higher payroll. Greg Monroe (6'11''-C-90, college: Georgetown), the team's second highest-paid player, had already chosen to opt in for next season and retain the remaining $17.88MM on his deal. Giannis Antetokounmpo (6'11''-G/F-94, agency: Octagon Europe) will be paid $22.47MM in the first year of his extension, while four other players will make between $14.1MM (Khris Middleton) and $9.6MM (Matthew Dellavedova (6'4''-G-90, college: St.Mary's, CA)). Milwaukee is now sitting approximately $11MM below the luxury tax line and still has to decide by Thursday whether to extend a qualifying offer to swingman Tony Snell, as Bobby Marks of The Vertical notes. Hawes, 29, appeared in only 19 games for the Bucks after he was acquired from the Hornets in early February in a trade that sent Miles Plumlee to Charlotte. He averaged 4.4 PPG and 2.4 RPG in 9.0 MPG. He played in 35 games with the Hornets, averaging 7.3 PPG and 4.2 RPG in 17.9 MPG.
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Denver Nuggets sign rookie Dallas Moore in his first year in pro basketball - by Eurobasket News

Denver Nuggets (NBA) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old guard Dallas Moore (185-82kg-94, agency: Three Eye Sports). Moore just graduated from N.Florida (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 34 games he recorded very impressive stats: 23.9ppg, 3.1rpg, 4.0apg and 1.1spg last season. Moore helped them to make it to the final. Great season indeed as he was awarded All-A-Sun Player of the Year and voted to All-A-Sun 1st Team and voted to NABC All-District 3 1st Team.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
As mentioned above Moore is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements his team won A-Sun Regular Season for two years in a row (2015 and 2016).

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Giannis Antetokounmpo wins NBA Most Improved - by Eurobasket News

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (6'11''-G/F-94, agency: Octagon Europe) is this season's NBA Most Improved Player. The Greek international pips French international Rudy Gobert (7'1''-C-92) of the Utah Jazz and Serbian Nikola Jokic (6'10''-C-95, agency: BeoBasket) from the Denver Nuggets. Antetokounmpo becomes the fifth player from Europe to win the award, averaging 22.9 ppg, 8.8 rpg and 5.4 apg. The jump in his stats is quite impressive since during the 2015-16 season he averaged 16.9 ppg, 7.7 rpg and 4.3 apg. The 24-year-old has led the Bucks to the Playoffs through his play, leading the team in virtually every statistic. Antetokounmpo was named the Most Improved Player during a star studded inaugural NBA Awards ceremony, held two weeks after the season concluded. Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook won the MVP award, edging Houston Rockets James Harden and San Antonio Spurs Kawhi Leonard to the honour.
Courtesy of: talkbasket.net



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  NCAA1  


N.C. State adds grad transfer Sam Hunt - by Eurobasket News

N.C. State added its fourth transfer this offseason. Like ex-Baylor guard Al Freeman, the latest one is eligible to play next season. Sam Hunt (6'2''-G-95), a double-digit scorer the past two seasons at North Carolina A&T, officially enrolled at North Carolina State on Monday morning. 'Sam is a great young man and will bring much needed depth to our backcourt,' N.C. State head coach Kevin Keatts said in a statement. 'I want guys who are excited about being a part of our program and Sam really wants to be here. 'Sam is a combo guard that can space the floor with his ability to shoot the basketball. He is a good fit for the system and will bring a wealth of experience to our roster.' Hunt, the 6-foot-2 guard, averaged 12.7 points per game last season, a dip from the 15.4 points per game he posted for the Aggies as a redshirt sophomore. Hunt joins a roster that lost its three leading scorers from a season ago, one that ended 15-17 (4-14 ACC). Dennis Smith Jr. is a member of the Dallas Mavericks. Maverick Rowan also pursued a professional career and Terry Henderson was denied an additional year from the NCAA. The Wolf Pack bring back forwards Abdul-Malik Abu and Omer Yurtseven as well as Torin Dorn. Keatts, who took over the program after leading UNC Wilmington to back-to-back NCAA Tournaments, has already built for the future. UNC Wilmington transfer C.J. Bryce, 17.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game for the Seahawks, has followed him to Raleigh. Utah transfer Devon Daniels committed to the Wolf Pack the same day as Bryce. Both will have to sit out next season due to NCAA transfer rules. Bryce will have two years of eligibility while Daniels will have three.
Courtesy of: nbcsports.com



Vance Jackson transfers to New Mexico - by Eurobasket News

With more than a handful of departures this offseason, New Mexico is set to have a new-look roster for the 2017-18 season. On Monday, Paul Weir , now at the helm of the program, landed a player who should make an impact in the three remaining seasons of eligibility he has left. Vance Jackson (6'8''-SF-97), who spent this past season at UConn, decided to make the move from Storrs to Albuquerque, picking the Lobos over Rutgers, San Diego State, TCU, and Washington. The 6-foot-8 rising sophomore will have to sit out next year due to NCAA transfer rules before resuming his collegiate career in the fall of 2018. 'The coaches - they trust in me,' Jackson told Geoff Grammer of the Albuquerque Journal last month during his official campus visit. 'We're on the same page. They see a vision.' Weir, who led New Mexico State this past season to a NCAA Tournament appearance in his one and only season as head coach, succeeded Craig Neal in April. This offseason has been headlined by transfers, though, those mostly were about players leaving the program. Jackson is the second transfer to land at UNM with Akron's Antino Jackson electing to use his final season of eligibility with the Lobos. Antino Jackson is a graduate transfer, allowing him to play immediately next season. Vance Jackson, who was rated as the No. 80 overall player in the Class of 2016 by Rivals, averaged 8.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game while shooting just under 40 percent from three for the Huskies as a freshman.
Courtesy of: nbcsports.com



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  NEW ZEALAND  


New Zealand U16 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Robert Coman
Cian Emery
Samuel Jenkins
Taine Murray
Obadaiah Paea
Harrison Payne
Mac Stodart
Okirano Tilaia
Reihana Topia
Ezrah Vaigafa

Zico Coronel Head Coach Wellington S. New Zealand



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  PARAGUAY  


OLIMPIA BEATS SOL - by Santiago Maciel

Libertad Asuncion beats SOL in overtime after great and very competitive 4 quarters.
Sol de America Asuncion imposed a very fast pace since the beginning of the game while Libertad Asuncion pretended
to go strong underneath the basket.

Unfortunaletely for Reggie Okosa (207-C-80, college: La Salle) and Gibson both were not feed properly by Libertad Asuncion s perimeter players.
They struggled putting the ball inside, however Gibson and Reggie Okosa kept fighting to get garbage points.

Javonte Douglas (203-F, college: Montevallo) isolation game damaged inmediately to Libertad Asuncion , fast pace in offense and changing
permanently the defesense from zone to man to man.

By the end of the game Libertad Asuncion s power men imposed their presence while also started to clinch shots
from the outside.

Sol de America Asuncion could not have a great game close out to take the game. In overtime everythting went very similar, however Libertad Asuncion
kind of outmuscled Sol de America Asuncion in different positions of the game.

87 to 86 ended up an interesting game which had no variables towards the FINAL FOUR considering both have qualified
already. Olimpia de Asuncion beat Deportivo San Jose Asuncion 86 to 49, and Luque took over San Lorenzo 112 to 57.

McCollough



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  PHILIPPINES  


Chane Behanan (ex Guayama) joins Mahindra - by Eurobasket News

Mahindra Floodbuster (PBA) agreed terms with 25-year old American forward Chane Behanan (198-113kg-92, college: Louisville). He played this summer at Brujos de Guayama in Puerto Rican BSN league. In 6 games he had 13.2ppg, 8.2rpg, 2.5apg and 1.0spg. Behanan also played that season for Capitanes (also in BSN) where in 14 games he recorded 12.3ppg, 7.7rpg, 2.3apg and 1.4spg.
Three years ago he was drafted by Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League) in first round (14th overall).
Behanan attended University of Louisville until 2014 and it is his fourth season in pro basketball.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Behanan won Dominican Rep. LNB North Division championship title in 2016. He was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Puerto Rican BSN 2nd Team in 2016.
Behanan is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in five different countries. Behanan tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Germany (Science City Jena), Mexico (Soles), NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars and Reno Bighorns) and Dominican Republic (Metros de Santiago).

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  POLAND  


Polonia Leszno adds Przemyslaw Wrona - by Greg

Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno (1Liga) landed 24-year old center Przemyslaw Wrona (205-93). He played most recently at AZS Koszalin (PLK). PLK was a little too high level for him, where in 14 games he averaged just 1.2ppg and 1.3rpg last season. 1Liga will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Wrona played at Sokol Lancut. In 40 1Liga games he had 5.4ppg and 3.4rpg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
He has played previously for Roben Gimbasket Wroclaw.

Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Stanferd Sanny
Nikodem Sirijatowicz

Forwards:
Adam Kaczmarzyk
Maciej Rostalski
Radoslaw Trubacz

Center:
Przemyslaw Wrona

Coach: Lukasz Grudniewski

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Adam Kaczmarzyk signs at Polonia Leszno - by Greg

Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno (1Liga) landed 29-year old small forward Adam Kaczmarzyk (198-88, agency: Promotex). He has played for the last two years at Stal Ostrow in the PLK. In 15 games he averaged just 2.3ppg last season.
Kaczmarzyk has played previously for: Pleszew, Znicz Basket, MKS Budimpex Polonia Przemyslw.

Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Stanferd Sanny
Nikodem Sirijatowicz

Forwards:
Adam Kaczmarzyk
Radoslaw Trubacz

Center:
Maciej Rostalski

Coach: Lukasz Grudniewski

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Polpharma signs Milan Milovanovic, ex Borac - by Eurobasket News

Polpharma Starogard Gdanski (PLK) signed 26-year old Serbian power forward Milan Milovanovic (205-91, agency: 011 Sports). He played last season at Borac in Serbian KLS league. Milovanovic managed to play in four leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 17 KLS games he had 8.2ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.0spg. He also played that season for BC Prievidza in Slovakian SBL where in 20 games he recorded 9.0ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.5apg and 1.3bpg. Milovanovic also played 5 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 7.8ppg and 4.2rpg. The other team he played that season for was Phoenix Galati in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 11 games he got 9.6ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.0spg.
Milovanovic represented Serbia at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 9.0ppg, 6.2rpg, FGP: 50.0%, FT: 61.3%.
Milovanovic has played previously professionally also in Bulgaria (Balkan).

Polpharma Starogard Gdanski roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marcin Flieger
Jakub Schenk
Ameen Tanksley
Daniel Golebiowski
Joe Thomasson

Forwards:
Milan Milovanovic
Przemyslaw Szymanski
Szymon Rduch
Andrija Bojic

Center:
Filip Pruefer

Coach: Milija Bogicevic

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Aleks Perka re-signs at Torun - by Greg

Polski Cukier Torun (PLK) confirmed in their roster 30-year old power forward Aleks Perka (200-87, college: Rice, agency: Promotex). He has played there for the last five seasons. In 40 PLK games he recorded 5.2ppg and 2.6rpg last season. Perka helped them to make it to the final.
He has played previously for three other teams: Polonia W-wa, AZS Koszalin and Polfarmex.
Perka attended Rice University until 2009 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.

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Krzysztof Krajniewski agreed terms with Pogon Prudnik - by Greg

Meritumkredyt Pogon Prudnik (1Liga) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old small forward Krzysztof Krajniewski (200-89) from Sokol Lancut. In 32 1Liga games he recorded 4.5ppg and 2.5rpg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
He won Polish 1Liga championship title in 2012.
Krajniewski has played previously for Anwil, Siarka, Asseco II Gdynia and Trefl II Sopot.

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Anwil welcomes Michal Nowakowski - by Greg

Anwil Wloclawek (PLK) landed 29-year old power forward Michal Nowakowski (202-88). He has played for the last two years at King Szczecin in the PLK. In 31 games he averaged 8.6ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.3apg last season.
Among other achievements Nowakowski's team made it to the League Semifinals in 2015 with Czarni Slupsk.
Nowakowski has played previously for UKS Pulaski Warszawa, Polonia 2011 Warszawa and Energa Czarni Slupsk.

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  PUERTO RICO  

Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Devin EBANKS
  San German
  (206-F-89)
  Avg: 21
 1. Ebanks, San German21.0 
 2. Wilkins, Guayama20.4 
 3. Liz, Ponce20.1 
 4. Rosario, Quebradillas18.7 
 5. Costner, Isabela18.4 
 6. Harris, Ponce18.3 
 7. Warrick, Ponce17.8 
 8. Mitchell, Mayaguez17.6 
 9. Huertas, Arecibo17.5 
 10. Laury, Mayaguez16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eric DAWSON
  Ponce
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 10
 1. Dawson, Ponce10.0 
 2. Akindele, Bayamon9.6 
 3. Laury, Mayaguez9.2 
 4. Romero, Bayamon9.2 
 5. Famous, Isabela9.1 
 6. James, Fajardo8.8 
 7. Collier, Mayaguez8.0 
 8. James, Fajardo8.0 
 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 German7.3 
 3. Abreu, Aguada6.5 
 4. Fitch, Quebradillas5.8 
 5. Soto, Bayamon5.6 
 6. Smith, Quebradillas5.5 
 7. Guzman, Isabela5.2 
 8. Duran, Mayaguez4.7 
 9. Torres, Ponce4.6 
 10. Garcia, Quebradillas4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Victor LIZ
  Ponce
  (193-SG-86)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Liz, Ponce1.7 
 2. Wilkins, Guayama1.6 
 3. Harris, Ponce1.4 
 4. Behanan, Arecibo1.4 
 5. Abreu, Aguada1.4 
 6. Browne, San German1.3 
 7. Romero, Bayamon1.3 
 8. Fitch, Quebradillas1.2 
 9. Mendoza, Aguada1.2 
 10. Smith, Quebradillas1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Fajardo
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. James, Fajardo2.6 
 2. Penn, Guayama2.1 
 3. Diaz, Quebradillas1.9 
 4. Akindele, Bayamon1.1 
 5. Franklin, San G.1.1 
 6. Lalanne, Arecibo1.1 
 7. Hernandez, Quebradi.1.0 
 8. Orozco, Isabela1.0 
 9. Gaston, Aguada0.9 
 10. Harris, Ponce0.8 


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

24-year old forward Coty Clarke (201-F-92, agency: BeoBasket) had a great game in the last week for Arecibo and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for week 39.
He had a double-double of 23 points and 14 rebounds, while his team outclassed Fajardo (#2, 21-13) with 35-point margin 103-68. Arecibo is placed at 5th position in Puerto Rican league. Arecibo is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 17-17 record. In the team's last game Clarke had a remarkable three three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He just recently signed at Arecibo, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Coty Clarke averages this season 17.5ppg, 8.5rpg and 4.3apg.

Second best performed player last week was Ismael Romero (203-C-91, agency: Paris Global Sports) of Bayamon. He is Cuban center in his first season at Bayamon. In the last game Romero recorded impressive double-double of 21 points and 18 rebounds. Bad luck as Bayamon lost that game 80-90 to slightly lower-ranked Mayaguez (#8, 15-20). Bayamon managed to keep the same 7th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 16-20 record. Romero is one of the most experienced players at Bayamon and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to another Bayamon's star - center Jeleel Akindele (216-C-83, agency: BeoBasket). Akindele scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Despite Akindele's great performance Bayamon lost 80-90 to slightly lower-ranked Mayaguez (#8, 15-20). But his team cannot count on just these two top stars as they also need help of the other teammates. The chances of Bayamon ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 20 games, recording just sixteen victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Akindele could help Bayamon to bring them higher in the standings. Akindele has a great season in Puerto Rico. After 22 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 9.6rpg (2nd best). He also has 1.1bpg and FGP: 66.9%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. William Orozco (201-F-85) of Isabela - 21 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Edwin Ubiles (198-F/G-86) of Isabela - 24 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Ramon Clemente (200-PF-85) of Mayaguez - 20 points and 6 rebounds
7. David Laury (206-F-90) of Mayaguez - 15 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Davon Jefferson (204-F-86) of Arecibo - 14 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Denis Clemente (183-PG-86) of Arecibo - 15 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Rasham Suarez (190-G-92) of Mayaguez - 19 points, 2 rebounds and 3 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)



Aguada with new players - by Marcos Carlo

Santeros of Aguada the current leader of the tournament make a notable change in their import players. They bring the international Brazilian player Rafael Hettsheimer (206-C-86) to replace Omar Samhan. Rafael is a pick and roll player that brings inside force in the paint and can shoot from outside the arc.

Also they replace Rigoberto Mendoza with the "swingman", Lamar Patterson. Patterson an excellent offensive player brings a player that can score in many ways and can play multiple positions for the team.

They expect to play in the start of the playoffs together.



Lamar Patterson signs at Aguada - by Eurobasket News

Santeros de Aguada (BSN) landed 26-year old American swingman Lamar Patterson (196-100kg-91, college: Pittsburgh, agency: Pensack Sports). He played most recently at Atlanta Hawks in the NBA. But in 5 games he averaged just 1.8ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.2apg last season. Patterson also played that season for another team Bighorns in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen where in 28 games he was fourth best scorer with impressive 24.0ppg and recorded 6.3rpg, 4.5apg and 2.0spg (in top 5).
Three years ago he was drafted by Milwaukee Bucks (NBA) in second round (48th overall). Patterson attended University of Pittsburgh until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
He received ACC All-Tournament 2nd Team award back in 2014 at his college time.
Patterson has played also professionally in Turkey (Tofas), NBA (Sacramento Kings) and NBA G League (Austin Spurs and Canton Charge).

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Devin Ebanks gets MVP of the Week award for Puerto Rican BSN - by Eurobasket News

American Devin Ebanks (206-F-89) put on an extraordinary performance in the last week for San German and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for week 38.
The 27-year old forward had the game-high 50 points adding eight rebounds and three assists for San German in his team's victory, helping them to beat Mayaguez (#7, 15-19) 132-125. Thanks to this victory San German moved-up to the 6th position in Puerto Rican BSN. San German 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 17-18 record. In the team's last game Ebanks had a remarkable 64.0% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He just recently signed at San German, being already a very valuable addition to the team. West Virginia University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Ebanks is league's best scorer averaging so far 21.0ppg. Ebanks is in league's top in and averages solid 58.4% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last week's games was another San German's star - 23-year old American guard Gary Browne (185-G-93, agency: Inception Sports). Browne impressed basketball fans with a triple-double of 24 points, 16 rebounds and 12 assists. Of course San German cruised to a 132-125 relatively comfortable win over slightly lower-ranked Mayaguez (#7, 15-19). Despite this victory San German slide down in the standings to 6th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 17-18 record. Browne is one of the most experienced players at San German and similarly like Devin Ebanks has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last week was American Damien Wilkins (198-G-80) of Guayama (#9). Wilkins got into 30-points club by scoring exactly 30 points in the last week. He went also for seven rebounds . He was a key player of Guayama, leading his team to a 78-61 easy win against the higher-ranked Quebradillas (#3, 19-15). The chances of Guayama ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 20 games, recording just fourteen victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Wilkins could help Guayama to bring them higher in the standings. Wilkins has a great season in Puerto Rico. After 30 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 20.4ppg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Richard Chaney (196-G-84) of Quebradillas - 22 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Chris Gaston (201-PF-89) of Aguada - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Tony Mitchell (198-SF-89) of Mayaguez - 34 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Ismael Romero (203-C-91) of Bayamon - 16 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Reginald Buckner (206-F-91) of Fajardo - 15 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Miguel Ali Berdiel (198-G-83) of Fajardo - 22 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Rigoberto Mendoza (190-G-92) of Aguada - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists

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



BSN Round 39: Cariduros lose to Capitanes - by Eurobasket News

There will be only one (last) round of the Regular Season in BSN. What a coincidence that all visitors won their games.

The game between second ranked Cariduros (21-13) and sixth ranked Capitanes (17-17) was the most important one in the last round on Monday night. Cariduros were crushed by Capitanes in Fajardo 68-103. The game was mostly controlled by Capitanes. Cariduros managed to win fourth quarter 24-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Capitanes dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Cariduros' 34. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 54.2 percentage. Capitanes looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Cariduros' players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Capitanes made 9 blocks. It was a good game for American forward Coty Clarke (201-92, college: Arkansas, agency: BeoBasket) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists. His fellow American import forward Davon Jefferson (204-86, college: USC) contributed with 14 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Guard Jared Ruiz (188-92) answered with 15 points for Cariduros. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion moved-up to fifth place. Cariduros at the other side keep the second position with 13 games lost. Capitanes are looking forward to face Brujos (#9) in Guayama in the next round. Cariduros will play at home against Atleticos (#6) and are hoping to win this game.
Bottom-ranked Gallitos managed to get a eleventh victory, breaking the series of three consecutive losses. This time they won against fifth-ranked Atleticos in San German 82-74. It was a great evening for international forward William Orozco (201-85, agency: Paris Global Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds. Edwin Ubiles helped adding 24 points. The best for the losing side was point guard William Cruz (180-95, college: Thomas Univ.) with 6 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Atleticos' coach rotated thirteen players in this game, but that didn't help. Gallitos maintains tenth place with 11-22 record. Atleticos at the other side dropped to the sixth position with 18 games lost. Gallitos will play against higher ranked Vaqueros (#8) in Bayamon in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Atleticos will play on the road against the league's second-placed Cariduros where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.

In the last game of round 39 Mayaguez beat Bayamon on the road 90-80.

Bayamon - Mayaguez 80-90

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when eighth ranked Indios (15-19) beat 7th ranked Vaqueros (15-20) in Bayamon 90-80. Vaqueros were tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Indios players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. It was a great evening for American forward David Laury (206-90, college: Iona) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. International Ramon Clemente (200-85, college: Wichita St.) helped adding 20 points and 6 rebounds. Four Indios players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Cuban center Ismael Romero (203-91, agency: Paris Global Sports) with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 18 rebounds and Nigerian center Jeleel Akindele (216-83, college: Chicago St., agency: BeoBasket) scored 21 points and 8 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Vaqueros' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Indios moved-up to seventh place. Vaqueros at the other side dropped to the eighth position with 20 games lost. Indios will play against higher ranked Leones (#4) in Juana Diaz in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Vaqueros will play on the road against Gallitos (#10) in Isabela and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bayamon: J.Akindele 21+8reb+3ast, I.Romero 21+18reb, A.Galindo 20+1reb+2ast, J.Villegas 9+2reb+8ast, C.Dalmau 5+2reb+4ast, B.Santiago 3+3reb+2ast
Mayaguez: R.Clemente 20+6reb+1ast, R.Suarez 19+2reb+3ast, D.Laury 15+10reb+3ast, J.Rodriguez 13+6reb+3ast, N.Butler Lind 9+1reb+1ast, K.Young 8+7reb+5ast
gschID: 540233


San German - Isabela 74-82

Bottom-ranked Gallitos managed to get a eleventh victory, breaking the series of three consecutive losses. This time they won against fifth-ranked Atleticos in San German 82-74. The guests were already 17 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 24-15 Atleticos' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 82-74 at the end of the game. It was a great evening for international forward William Orozco (201-85, agency: Paris Global Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds. The former international swingman Edwin Ubiles (198-86, college: Siena) helped adding 24 points. Four Gallitos players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was point guard William Cruz (180-95, college: Thomas Univ.) with 6 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and American forward Onzie Branch (198-91, college: Gardner-Webb) scored 11 points and 8 rebounds. Atleticos' coach rotated thirteen players in this game, but that didn't help. Gallitos maintains tenth place with 11-22 record. Atleticos at the other side dropped to the sixth position with 18 games lost. Gallitos will play against higher ranked Vaqueros (#8) in Bayamon in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Atleticos will play on the road against the league's second-placed Cariduros where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
San German: A.Franklin 12+2reb+2ast, O.Branch 11+8reb+1ast, C.Figueroa 11+6reb, I.Sosa Carrion 8+2reb+1ast, J.Keenan 6+3reb+2ast, W.Cruz 6+10reb+4ast
Isabela: E.Ubiles 24+4reb+3ast, W.Orozco 21+13reb+2ast, A.Guzman 14+3reb+4ast, R.Cintron Cortes 12+6reb+7ast, W.Martinez 9+1reb, E.Pellot 2+1reb
gschID: 540234


Fajardo - Arecibo 68-103

The game between second ranked Cariduros (21-13) and sixth ranked Capitanes (17-17) was the most important one in the last round on Monday night. Cariduros were crushed by Capitanes in Fajardo 68-103. The game was mostly controlled by Capitanes. Cariduros managed to win fourth quarter 24-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Capitanes dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Cariduros' 34. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 54.2 percentage. Capitanes looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Cariduros' players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Capitanes made 9 blocks. It was a good game for American forward Coty Clarke (201-92, college: Arkansas, agency: BeoBasket) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists. His fellow American import forward Davon Jefferson (204-86, college: USC) contributed with 14 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four Capitanes players scored in double figures. Guard Jared Ruiz (188-92) answered with 15 points and the former international power forward Luis Villafane (208-81, college: Niagara) added 8 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Cariduros. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion moved-up to fifth place. Cariduros at the other side keep the second position with 13 games lost. Capitanes are looking forward to face Brujos (#9) in Guayama in the next round. Cariduros will play at home against Atleticos (#6) and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Fajardo: J.Ruiz 15+3reb+2ast, X.Zambrana 11+5reb, R.Melendez 11+1reb+1ast, F.Rivera 9+2reb+2ast, L.Villafane 8+9reb+1ast, C.Ortiz 4+6reb+1ast
Arecibo: C.Clarke 23+14reb+6ast, D.Clemente 15+2reb+3ast, D.Jefferson 14+7reb+2ast, A.Alamo 10+3reb, W.Hodge 9+3reb+6ast, A.Matias 8+1reb+3ast
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Chane Behanan (ex Guayama) joins Mahindra - by Eurobasket News

Mahindra Floodbuster (PBA) agreed terms with 25-year old American forward Chane Behanan (198-113kg-92, college: Louisville). He played this summer at Brujos de Guayama in Puerto Rican BSN league. In 6 games he had 13.2ppg, 8.2rpg, 2.5apg and 1.0spg. Behanan also played that season for Capitanes (also in BSN) where in 14 games he recorded 12.3ppg, 7.7rpg, 2.3apg and 1.4spg.
Three years ago he was drafted by Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League) in first round (14th overall).
Behanan attended University of Louisville until 2014 and it is his fourth season in pro basketball.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Behanan won Dominican Rep. LNB North Division championship title in 2016. He was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Puerto Rican BSN 2nd Team in 2016.
Behanan is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in five different countries. Behanan tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Germany (Science City Jena), Mexico (Soles), NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars and Reno Bighorns) and Dominican Republic (Metros de Santiago).

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UBT Cluj Napoca adds Watson to their roster, ex Le Mans - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion U-Banca Transilvania Cluj Napoca (Liga Nationala) added to their roster 32-year old American point guard Giordan Watson (178-85kg-85, college: Cent.Michigan, agency: BeoBasket). He played last season at Le Mans Sarthe Basket in French ProA. In 34 games he recorded 9.0ppg, 1.6rpg and 3.4apg. Watson helped them to make it to the cup final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Usak Sportlif in Turkish BSL where in 32 games he averaged 11.7ppg, 2.2rpg and 4.6apg.
Watson's team won Romanian Cup in 2014.
He is quite experienced player. Watson has played also professionally in Finland (Kauhajoen Karhu), Germany (Eisbaeren Bremerhaven and Giants), Iceland (Grindavik and Njardvik) and Romania (CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu).
He attended Central Michigan University until 2008 and it will be his tenth season as a professional player.
On Watson: Unselfish player who gets others involved but also has the ability to score if needed ... sparks the team with passing and ball movement ... great defender.

U-Banca Transilvania Cluj Napoca roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aleksandar Rasic
Giordan Watson
Vaidas Kariniauskas

Forwards:
Andrii Kalnichenko
Zeljko Sakic

Centers:
Ousmane Barro
Alexandru Olah

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Khimki are considering to add Charles Jenkins to their roster, ex Crvena Zvezda - by Eurobasket News

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) is about to sign 28-year old American (has also Serbian passport) shooting guard Charles Jenkins (191-100kg-89, college: Hofstra) who played last time at Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd in Serbia. Jenkins managed to play in three leagues last year. In 18 KLS games he had 8.1ppg, 1.8rpg, 3.2apg and 1.8spg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Honorable Mention. Jenkins also played 30 games in Euroleague where he recorded 9.4ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.6apg and 2.1spg. And finally he contributed to 32 games in ABA League where he averaged 9.8ppg, 2.0rpg, 3.1apg and 1.3spg (leader !!!).
He was voted Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League 1st Team in 2015 and 2017.
The previous (15-16) season Jenkins played at Armani Milano in Italian Serie A. Similarly like in the last season, the team also played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 29 Serie A games he got 5.1ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.3spg. Jenkins contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Jenkins also played 10 games in Euroleague where he got 6.7ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.8apg and 1.5spg. And finally he contributed to 8 games in Eurocup where he got 4.3ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.1apg and 1.0spg (in top 4). Jenkins contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
In 2011 he was drafted by Golden State Warriors (NBA) in second round (44th overall). Jenkins attended Hofstra University and it is his seventh season in pro basketball.
Jenkins has played previously professionally in NBA (Phi.76ers) and Italy (BancaTercas).
He could be described: Very skilled in spot up shooting situations Can drive to the basket well with either hand Crafty ball-control combined with overwhelming strength makes him hard to keep out of the lane Finds unique ways to finish at the rim.

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Estudiantes keep Savane for another season - by Eurobasket News

Movistar Estudiantes (Liga Endesa) re-signed experienced 39-year old Senegalese international forward Sitapha Savane (202-105kg-78, college: Navy). He played there last season. In 31 Liga Endesa games he recorded 5.5ppg and 2.9rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Savane played at Gran Canaria where in 35 Liga Endesa games he averaged 5.3ppg and 2.6rpg. He helped them to make it to the final and Supercup semifinals. Savane also played 18 games in Eurocup where he had 3.2ppg and 2.8rpg.
In 2000 he was drafted by Washington (USBL) in second round (13th overall).
Savane attended U.S. Naval Academy and it is his 18th (!!!) season in pro basketball. He has been regularly called to Senegalese Senior National Team since 1998.
Savane has played also professionally in Italy, Spain (Joventut, UCAM Murcia, Tenerife and Menorca) and USBL (Maryland M.).
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Estudiantes.
Savane's game is described as: Plays with hustle, has great leaping ablity and attitude, but is above all an udersized (201 cms) center, who can not be so effective at top level, if he won' t develop a reliable 4-5 metres shooting range.

Movistar Estudiantes roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Omar-Sharif Cook
Ignacio Arroyo

Forwards:
Sitapha Savane
Niklas Caner-Medley

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Vlahovic re-signs at Inter Bratislava - by Igor Obradovic

BK Inter Bratislava (SBL) confirmed in their roster 27-year old Serbian point guard Aleksandar Vlahovic (190-90, agency: 011 Sports). He played there last season. In 51 SBL games he had 13.7ppg, 2.1rpg, 4.5apg (top 5) and 1.3spg. Vlahovic helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place. They also made it to the Cup final (twice). A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League Guard of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Bosmans Team.
The most of previous (2015-16) season he spent at KB Kosice where in 23 SBL games he recorded very remarkable stats: 15.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.0apg and 1.0spg. Vlahovic contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League 2nd Team. He also played that season for Spartak in Serbian KLS. In 7 games he averaged high stats: 16.6ppg, 2.0rpg, 3.4apg and 1.6spg.
Vlahovic represented Serbia at the European Championships U18 in Amaliada Pyrgos (Greece) nine years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 8.6ppg, 2.1rpg, 3.0apg, 2.3spg, FGP: 60.0%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 70.6%.
Vlahovic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bulgaria (Cherno More), Hungary (Falco KC Szombathely and Jaszberenyi), Romania (Oradea and Ploiesti) and Serbia (Sloga, Mega Vizura and BC Partizan MT:S Beograd).

BK Inter Bratislava roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aleksandar Vlahovic
Richard Grznar
Nemanja Barac

Forwards:
Radoslav Rancik
Marek Kozlik
Tomas Mrvis
Stefan Matovic
Alex Ondrus

Centers:
Salih Nuhanovic
Miroslav Palenik
Michal Batka

Coach: Oliver Vidin

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Polpharma signs Milan Milovanovic, ex Borac - by Eurobasket News

Polpharma Starogard Gdanski (PLK) signed 26-year old Serbian power forward Milan Milovanovic (205-91, agency: 011 Sports). He played last season at Borac in Serbian KLS league. Milovanovic managed to play in four leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 17 KLS games he had 8.2ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.0spg. He also played that season for BC Prievidza in Slovakian SBL where in 20 games he recorded 9.0ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.5apg and 1.3bpg. Milovanovic also played 5 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 7.8ppg and 4.2rpg. The other team he played that season for was Phoenix Galati in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 11 games he got 9.6ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.0spg.
Milovanovic represented Serbia at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 9.0ppg, 6.2rpg, FGP: 50.0%, FT: 61.3%.
Milovanovic has played previously professionally also in Bulgaria (Balkan).

Polpharma Starogard Gdanski roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marcin Flieger
Jakub Schenk
Ameen Tanksley
Daniel Golebiowski
Joe Thomasson

Forwards:
Milan Milovanovic
Przemyslaw Szymanski
Szymon Rduch
Andrija Bojic

Center:
Filip Pruefer

Coach: Milija Bogicevic

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Coach Miroslav Nikolic to take over Partizan? - by Eurobasket News

BC Partizan NiS Beograd (KLS) is close to land experienced 61-year old coach Miroslav Nikolic (agency: Alti Sport) who worked most lately at Dynamic BG Beograd.
Among achievements Nikolic won Serbian 2MLS championship title in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Serbian 2MLS Coach of the Year award in 2016.
Nikolic was coaching Serbian Senior National Team between 2014 and 2015 and coached also U19 National Team back in 2007.
He is a very experienced coach. Nikolic has coached also professionally in Cyprus, Greece, Serbia (BKK Radnicki, Beocin, Partizan and Radnicki 1950 Kragujevac) and Montenegro (Buducnost).

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Khimki are considering to add Charles Jenkins to their roster, ex Crvena Zvezda - by Eurobasket News

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) is about to sign 28-year old American (has also Serbian passport) shooting guard Charles Jenkins (191-100kg-89, college: Hofstra) who played last time at Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd in Serbia. Jenkins managed to play in three leagues last year. In 18 KLS games he had 8.1ppg, 1.8rpg, 3.2apg and 1.8spg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Honorable Mention. Jenkins also played 30 games in Euroleague where he recorded 9.4ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.6apg and 2.1spg. And finally he contributed to 32 games in ABA League where he averaged 9.8ppg, 2.0rpg, 3.1apg and 1.3spg (leader !!!).
He was voted Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League 1st Team in 2015 and 2017.
The previous (15-16) season Jenkins played at Armani Milano in Italian Serie A. Similarly like in the last season, the team also played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 29 Serie A games he got 5.1ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.3spg. Jenkins contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Jenkins also played 10 games in Euroleague where he got 6.7ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.8apg and 1.5spg. And finally he contributed to 8 games in Eurocup where he got 4.3ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.1apg and 1.0spg (in top 4). Jenkins contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
In 2011 he was drafted by Golden State Warriors (NBA) in second round (44th overall). Jenkins attended Hofstra University and it is his seventh season in pro basketball.
Jenkins has played previously professionally in NBA (Phi.76ers) and Italy (BancaTercas).
He could be described: Very skilled in spot up shooting situations Can drive to the basket well with either hand Crafty ball-control combined with overwhelming strength makes him hard to keep out of the lane Finds unique ways to finish at the rim.

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Partizan lands Tom Wilson, ex Melbourne T. - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

BC Partizan NiS Beograd (KLS) tabbed 20-year old Australian guard Tom Wilson (196-82kg-97, college: SMU). He played in the summer at Melbourne Tigers in Australian SEABL-East. In 15 games he averaged impressive 20.3ppg, 5.4rpg and 2.3apg.
Wilson just graduated from Southern Methodist University and it will be his first season in pro basketball. His team won AAC Tournament.
Wilson represented Australia at the World Championships U19 in Heraklion (Greece) two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 6.4ppg, 4.4rpg, 2.8apg, FGP: 45.0%, 3PT: 23.1%, FT: 55.6%.
Wilson has played also for other Australian teams like Frankston Blues and BA Centre of Excellence.

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Vlahovic re-signs at Inter Bratislava - by Igor Obradovic

BK Inter Bratislava (SBL) confirmed in their roster 27-year old Serbian point guard Aleksandar Vlahovic (190-90, agency: 011 Sports). He played there last season. In 51 SBL games he had 13.7ppg, 2.1rpg, 4.5apg (top 5) and 1.3spg. Vlahovic helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place. They also made it to the Cup final (twice). A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League Guard of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Bosmans Team.
The most of previous (2015-16) season he spent at KB Kosice where in 23 SBL games he recorded very remarkable stats: 15.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.0apg and 1.0spg. Vlahovic contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League 2nd Team. He also played that season for Spartak in Serbian KLS. In 7 games he averaged high stats: 16.6ppg, 2.0rpg, 3.4apg and 1.6spg.
Vlahovic represented Serbia at the European Championships U18 in Amaliada Pyrgos (Greece) nine years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 8.6ppg, 2.1rpg, 3.0apg, 2.3spg, FGP: 60.0%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 70.6%.
Vlahovic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bulgaria (Cherno More), Hungary (Falco KC Szombathely and Jaszberenyi), Romania (Oradea and Ploiesti) and Serbia (Sloga, Mega Vizura and BC Partizan MT:S Beograd).

BK Inter Bratislava roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aleksandar Vlahovic
Richard Grznar
Nemanja Barac

Forwards:
Radoslav Rancik
Marek Kozlik
Tomas Mrvis
Stefan Matovic
Alex Ondrus

Centers:
Salih Nuhanovic
Miroslav Palenik
Michal Batka

Coach: Oliver Vidin

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Michael L'Africain (ex CAB Madeira) is a newcomer at Nova Ves - by Michal Duchovic

BK 04 AC LB Spisska Nova Ves (SBL) strengthened their roster with addition of Canadian point guard Michael L'Africain (185, college: Ottawa). He played most recently at CAB Madeira in Portuguese LPB league, but left the team in Jan.'17. In 14 games he recorded 10.7ppg, 1.9rpg, 3.4apg and 1.1spg last season.
Among other achievements L'Africain's team won OUA North Division Regular Season for two years in a row (2015 and 2016). He received also All-OUA Player of the Year award and All-OUA 1st Team award in 2016 at his college time.
L'Africain has played also professionally for other Canadian teams like Marauders and Loyola H..
He graduated from University of Ottawa in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

BK 04 AC LB Spisska Nova Ves roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Daniel Lenart
Michael L'Africain
Lukas Krajnak

Forwards:
Viktor Juricek
Adam Antoni

Center:
Djordje Ninkovic



Teo Petani (ex GKK Sibenik) agreed terms with Levice - by Michal Duchovic

BK Levicki Patrioti (SBL) inked 29-year old Croatian guard Teo Petani (190-88). He has played for the last four years at GKK Sibenik in Croatian A1 league. In 29 games he recorded 9.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 4.3apg last season. Petani helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Croatian A1 League Honorable Mention award in 2015 and 2016.
Petani represented Croatia at the European Championships U20 in Riga (Latvia) nine years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 7.7ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.9apg, 1.3spg,