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  ABA LEAGUE  



Cleveland Melvin (ex Moutahed) joins Cibona - by Eurobasket News

KK Cibona VIP Zagreb (A1) agreed terms with 26-year old American forward Cleveland Melvin (203-94kg-91, college: De Paul). He played last season at Moutahed in Lebanese Pepsi LBL. In 26 games he had very impressive stats: 19.7ppg, 10.2rpg, 1.8apg, 1.0spg and 1.4bpg. Melvin helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Asia-Basket.com All-Lebanese League 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
The previous (2016) summer he was tested by Mono Vampire (TBL) in Thailand league.
Melvin is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit four different continents. Melvin tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Hungary (Alba), Mexico (Fuerza Guinda Nogales and Jefes), NBA G League (Erie Bay Hawks) and ABA (Baltimore Hawks).
Melvin attended De Paul University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ALGERIA  


D1 Round 4 of Second Stage - by Eurobasket News

The biggest surprise of round 4 took place in Alger where guest GS Petroliers (#1) beat lower ranked NAH Dey (#2) by 4 points 95-91 on Tuesday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of NAH Dey. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Defending champion maintains first position with 3-1 record, which they share with WA Boufarik. NAH Dey at the other side keeps the second place with two games lost. They share the position with Olympic Batna and US Setif.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Batna. Third ranked Olympic Batna faced 4th ranked Staoueli. Host Olympic Batna (2-2) smashed guests from Staoueli (0-4) 71-48. Olympic Batna moved-up to second place, which they share with NAH Dey and US Setif. Staoueli at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. They share the position with El Eulma.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Setif. Top-ranked CRB Dar El-B. faced their biggest opponent USS. Guests from El-Beida (4-0) defeated host USS (2-2) 69-60. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of USS. CRB Dar El-B. have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record. Loser USS keeps the second place with two games lost. They share the position with NAH Dey and Olympic Batna.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Boufarik. Third ranked WA Boufarik faced 4th ranked El Eulma. Host WA Boufarik (3-1) smashed guests from Eleulma (0-4) 89-66. WA Boufarik keeps a position of league leader, which they share with GS Petroliers. El Eulma at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost.

Olympic Batna - Staoueli 71-48

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Batna. Third ranked Olympic Batna faced 4th ranked Staoueli. Host Olympic Batna (2-2) smashed guests from Staoueli (0-4) 71-48. Olympic Batna moved-up to second place, which they share with NAH Dey and US Setif. Staoueli at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. They share the position with El Eulma.
gschID: 549051


US Setif - CRB Dar El-B. 60-69

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Setif. Top-ranked CRB Dar El-B. faced their biggest opponent USS. Guests from El-Beida (4-0) defeated host USS (2-2) 69-60. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of USS. CRB Dar El-B. have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record. Loser USS keeps the second place with two games lost. They share the position with NAH Dey and Olympic Batna.
gschID: 549050


WA Boufarik - El Eulma 89-66

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Boufarik. Third ranked WA Boufarik faced 4th ranked El Eulma. Host WA Boufarik (3-1) smashed guests from Eleulma (0-4) 89-66. WA Boufarik keeps a position of league leader, which they share with GS Petroliers. El Eulma at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost.
gschID: 549049


NAH Dey - GS Petroliers 91-95

The biggest surprise of round 4 took place in Alger where guest GS Petroliers (#1) beat lower ranked NAH Dey (#2) by 4 points 95-91 on Tuesday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of NAH Dey. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Defending champion maintains first position with 3-1 record, which they share with WA Boufarik. NAH Dey at the other side keeps the second place with two games lost. They share the position with Olympic Batna and US Setif.
gschID: 549048





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  ANGOLA  


Angolan U-19 team leave for Egypt - by Eurobasket News

The Angolan under19 men's basketball team left on Wednesday for Egypt, where they will participate in the World Championship, to take place from 1 to 9 July in that country. The delegation, headed by the vice-president of the Angolan Basketball Federation (FAB), Honorato Troso, includes, besides the 12 players, the head coach Raul Duarte , the assistant coaches Joaquim Pinto and Jose Pontes, the doctor, the physiotherapist and the sectionist / statistician.
The list of players includes Silvio de Sousa (204-PF-98), Childe Dundao (167-G-98), Cristiano Xavier (198-F-98), Milton Valente (198-F-98), Celton Miguel, Tarcio Domingos (194-PG-98), Geraldo Santos (187-PG-98), Eric Amandio, Jonathan Ndjungu, Rifen Miguel, Levy Miguel (190-G) and Melvyn da Silva.
Speaking to ANGOP at Luanda's '4 de Fevereiro' International Airport, coach Raul Duarte said that the objective of this squad is to improve the standing achieved by Angola in their last participation in a World Championship (14th place). Angola are integrated in group D, together with Iran, Italy and the United States of America, the latter being the defending champions.
Courtesy of: angop.ao



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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 


LigaA Round 4 of Semi-Finals. Regatas advance into Finals - by Eurobasket News

Regatas C. - San Martin C. 85-80

Regatas Corrientes held off San Martin at home court to win the semifinal series. Regatas Corrientes made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. American guard Donald Sims (185-87, college: Appalachian St., agency: Pensack Sports) fired 23 points and 7 assists for the winners. The other American import Chevon Troutman (202-81, college: Pittsburgh, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 13 points and 8 rebounds. Four Regatas Corrientes players scored in double figures. The former international point guard Juan-Pablo Cantero (184-82) produced 21 points and 7 assists and Cuban guard Reynaldo Garcia (187-90, agency: DTMones) added 21 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
Regatas C.: D.Sims 23+3reb+7ast, P.Quinteros 15+4reb+3ast, C.Troutman 13+8reb+1ast, F.Martina 11+4reb, P.Espinoza 9+8reb+4ast, F.Ramirez 8+4reb+1ast
San Martin C.: F.Aguerre 21+7reb, J.Pablo Cantero 21+3reb+7ast, R.Garcia 21+5reb+3ast, M.Lescano 8+5reb+1ast, J.Wood 8+7reb+1ast, G.Espindola 1
gschID: 548175





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





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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  AUSTRALIA  


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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Melbourne United defeat Chinese Taipei in closed hit out - by Eurobasket News

A small group of onlookers were treated to the first glimpses of Melbourne United's new stars this afternoon with several of the players hitting the court for a closed session against the Chinese Taipei National Team at MSAC. Chinese Taipei are visiting Australia as part of their build up to the FIBA Asia Cup in which they also sit in Group D, and will face off against the Australian Boomers on November 24. They arrive off the back of a Championship win in the Asian Games, defeating China, South Korea and Japan. Craig Moller (206-F-94, agency: MKP Management), David Barlow (205-F-83, college: Metro St.), Kyle Adnam (186-G-93), Daniel Dillon (193-G-86, college: Arizona) and development players Tohi Smith-Milner (206-F/C-95, college: Polk State CC) and Samuel Short (195-G-98) all took to the court with a group of booster players currently playing in the SEABL and Big V competitions. Whilst the game was played more as a pick-up style scrimmage, United took the opportunity to test the rotations of their players and give all contracted players currently in Melbourne a good opportunity for a run. 'We actually got a chance to play Craig and Sam together who've been playing together in Ballarat' Melbourne United Assistant Coach Simon Mitchell said after the game. 'It's funny, when we played them individually they were good but when they played together they actually really shone'. 'Craig was probably the stand out player for us from a defence aspect, just his length and the way he disrupted the ball was fantastic'. As well as giving the young guys a run, the coaches were also able to assess the fitness of returning veteran Dave Barlow and newly signed Daniel Dillon. 'I don't know exactly what the numbers are but I think Dave slipped in with a lazy six three's. It always helps when the team hasn't scouted us so your 6'9 guys are dropping bombs' Mitchell said. 'Dave's in the process of just getting himself in game shape so these games are great for him and he utilised his time really well today. He was a good presence on the boards, and boxing out, and offensively he really shone'. Mitchell also shared 'Dan Dillon has also been fantastic since he came back from Japan. His ability to create plays in a small amount of space has been fantastic'. 'We know Dan really well already as he comes back and works with us every off-season but we're still learning lots about him and how he operates with our guys. On the small amount we've seen of him so far he's going to be really great for us'. As well as being a great opportunity for the United players to get in a test run ahead of their upcoming game against China on July 16, several Big V and SEABL also stepped up on the court this afternoon. 'Every Wednesday we have an open gym and all the best players from SEABL and Big V come down and work out with our players. We normally get two courts going and they're highly competitive games so we just picked a few guys out of that and they did a terrific job' Mitchell said. Whilst no live stats were recorded from the game, Melbourne United came away with a solid win 111 to Chinese Taipei's 74. Barlow top scored with 22 points, Adnam had 16 and Moller had 12.
Courtesy of: melbourneutd.com.au



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





Will Sydney sign the Indian National Team captain? - by Eurobasket News

The Sydney Kings are continuing to explore the possibility of signing Indian big man Amritpal Singh (212-C/F-91). After hosting the bruising centre at their two-day Rookie Camp earlier this month, the Kings have invited Singh to join their 'Sydney Kings Invitational' squad at next month's Atlas Challenge in China. Kings GM Jeff Van Groningen has described Sydney's continued interest in Singh as being 'in an exploratory frame of mind.' Singh, the captain of the Indian National Team, impressed at the NBL Combine in April with his combination of size, strength and touch around the basket. And with the NBL expanding its player eligibility rulings to include Indian nationals - as well as those from numerous other Asian countries - as non-restricted players, interest in Singh has been ongoing. 'We invited Amritpal to our Rookie Camp and he was very good, he competed very well and he definitely held his own,' Van Groningen told NBL Media. 'He really looked like he belonged at that setting. Now that setting was not top-flight NBL setting so the next thing that we need to explore is, as the level goes up does he go up with it?' The Atlas Challenge, played in the city of Suzhou, 100km from Shanghai, will feature high-calibre club and national teams from across the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and the United States. The Kings, whom Van Groningen says have 'a strong streak in us that welcomes the international involvement,' became the first NBL team to sign a Chinese-born player when they added Bo Lui as a development player last year. Rumours recently emerged that the Kings were interested in signing Filipino-American Bobby Ray Parks Jr. but Van Groningen confirmed with NBL Media that they are not. Singh, on the other hand, is intriguing. But unlike Lui, if Singh is to be signed he would need to be one of the Kings' eleven rostered players. 'Last year Bo Lui was definitely at a development player level so there was no problem enacting him in that way,' Van Groningen said. 'Now with Amritpal we need to see if he's at a roster level. We'll see if that determination can be made at the Atlas Challenge or at the Atlas Challenge plus preseason. We're happy to explore that.' Singh, a 6-foot-10 'old-school' centre, is attempting to become the first Indian-born player to compete in the NBL since Eban Hyams played for the Singapore Slingers in 2006-07. 'I am very excited to play for the Sydney Kings at the Atlas Challenge and I am focused on playing well,' Singh told NBL Media from India. 'I want to play to my fullest potential, and prove that the Kings were right to give me this opportunity. 'I want to show that I can fit into their team, that I can be useful to the team. I want to showcase my strengths and my ability to play for the team.' The Kings currently lack size on their 2017-18 roster. With Aleks Maric not expected to return and Julian Khazzouh not offered a contract by the team, Sydney are in the market for two centres; a starter and a back-up. 'Amritpal's an extremely big person, those guys are not easy to find,' Van Groningen said. 'He's got legitimate size from an NBL centre point of view. I mean, he'd be one of the biggest men out there, I think he'd probably be able to stand the block against Nathan (Jawai) in terms of size. 'Of course, Nathan has a lot more to his game than just size. So you look at that and you start to go, 'where does he fit in that?'' Singh, who says he's grown in confidence since the Combine, is determined to show that there's more to his game as well. It's all about seizing the moment. 'Chance toh hai (There is always a chance),' he said. 'If I play well, then I am sure I will be selected. It all comes down to my game.'
Courtesy of: nbl.com.au



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Karpos Sokoli land Kire Nikolovski - by Mario Divanisov

Macedonian vice-champion Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje continued to straighten their roster for the upcoming season. After they continued their co-operation with the Serbian center Dragan Labovic (207-F/C-87, agency: Alti Sport) the "falcons" sealed their strength underneath the baskets by adding Macedonian national member Kiril Nikolovski (210-F/C-88)

The 29-year old spent his last two seasons with KK Feni Industries where he managed to become one of the leaders of the team, eventually leading them to the Cup finals in the previous season. Last year he managed to play 22 games for his team in the domestic championship scoring an average of 12.5ppg and 6.5rpg, as well as an average of 13.5ppg and 6.0rpg in 12 games played in the BIBL League.

For Nikolovski this will be his comeback at the capital city where he managed to play for KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom in several terms, as well as one season for Vardar Osiguruvanje.



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CB Canarias keep Abromaitis for another season - by Eurobasket News

Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (Liga Endesa) re-signed 28-year old American forward Tim Abromaitis (203-107kg-89, college: Notre Dame). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 29 Liga Endesa games he averaged 6.6ppg and 3.9rpg last season. Abromaitis also played 20 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 9.1ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.1apg. He helped them to win the Basketball Champions League championship (twice).
Abromaitis has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Newcomer of the Year award in 2015.
Abromaitis represented USA at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 6.9ppg, 4.3rpg, FGP: 56.0%, 3PT: 23.5%, FT: 88.9%.
Abromaitis has played previously professionally in France (ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket and Strasbourg IG) and Germany (Braunschweig).
He attended University of Notre Dame until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Abromaitis' outlook: Has great fundamentals and elegant moves. Can shot from everywhere on the court, and long arms allow him a very high, almost unstoppable ball release. Not so quick, neither so athletic, but has a bright future, above all at Euroleague level.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tsochlas signed a new deal with PAOK - by Giorgos Diploidis

Apollonas Tsochlas (189-PG-83) agreed in terms with PAOK Thessaloniki and he will stay in the team of Thessaloniki for the next two years.

The Greek point guard joined PAOK Thessaloniki for the first time the period 2013-2014 coming from Rethymno Cretan Kings and he has been in the team of Thessaloniki for four years.

Yesterday (27/06) PAOK Thessaloniki announced the signing of Thodoris Zaras (197-G-88) and today the renewal of Apollonas Tsochlas (189-PG-83) for the following two years and now they may focus to sign with their first American players for the next period.




Champions line up in battle for European glory - by Eurobasket News

Twenty one current national champions are among the 56 teams which will take part in the 2017-18 Basketball Champions League which gets under way on September 19 with the first of three qualifying rounds ahead of Regular Season tip off on October 10. The final lineup was validated and confirmed by the Board of Basketball Champions League meeting at the House of Basketball today. Eight national finalists and six semi-finalists will also take part of the second season of the Basketball Champions League which will feature clubs coming from 32 different European countries. This year 32 teams will contest the Regular Season with eight qualifiers joining 24 directly qualified clubs. They will play in four groups of 8 teams each with the top four in each group going through to a home and away Round of 16 ahead of the Quarter-Finals which will determine the Final Four. Clubs from across the continent will challenge defending champions Iberostar Tenerife for the title won in April. The full line-up is as follows:
Regular Season (alphabetically)
AEK (GRE), Aris (GRE), AS Monaco Basket (FRA), Banvit (TUR), Besiktas Sompo Japan (TUR), EZ Basketball Nymburk (CZE), Dinamo Sassari (ITA), Elan Chalon (FRA), Enisey Krasnoyarsk (RUS), EWE Baskets Oldenburg (GER), Gaziantep (TUR), Hapoel Holon (ISR), Iberostar Tenerife (ESP), medi Bayreuth (GER), Neptunas Klaipeda (LTU), Olimpija Ljubljana (SLO), PAOK (GRE), Sidigas Avellino (ITA), SIG Strasbourg (FRA), Stelmet Zielona Gora (POL), Telenet Oostende (BEL), Umana Reyer Venezia (ITA), Ventspils (LAT), UCAM Murcia (ESP).
Qualification Rounds (alphabetically)
Directly qualified for 3rd round (the 8 winners will qualify for the Regular Season):
Basic-Fit Brussels (BEL), Juventus Utena (LTU), Movistar Estudiantes (ESP), Nanterre 92 (FRA), Orlandina Basket (ITA), Pinar Karsiyaka (TUR), Rosa Radom (POL), Telekom Baskets Bonn (GER)
Directly qualified for 2nd round (the 8 winners will qualify for the 3rd round):
Alba Fehervar (HUN), Bakken Bears (DEN), Budivelnyk (UKR), Kataja Basket (FIN), Mornar Bar (MNE), Nizhny Novgorod (RUS), PBC Lukoil Academic (BUL), U-BT Cluj Napoca (ROM)
1st round (the 8 winners will qualify for the 2nd round):
Avtodor Saratov (RUS), Benfica (POR), Bosna Royal Sarajevo (BIH), Dinamo Tbilisi (GEO), Divina Seguros Joventut (ESP), Donar Groningen (NED), Kalev Kramo (EST), Kapfenberg Bulls (AUT), Karposh Sokoli (MKD), Keravnos (CYP), Lulea (SWE), MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg (GER), Sigal Pristina (KOS), Telenet Antwerp Giants (BEL), Tsmoki Minsk (BLR), Vytautas (LTU)

Basketball Champions League CEO Patrick Comninos said the 2017-18 lineup is evidence that the competition is strengthening and growing based on all measures. It remains true to its goal of delivering a competitive European competition which reflects basketball right across the continent and is open to all clubs which qualify on merit through their domestic league performances. "The first season of the competition was an outstanding success and the strength of this year's field suggests that it will get even tougher on the court and even more fascinating for hundreds of thousands of fans across Europe who follow at arenas, through great TV coverage and via social media where we have built over 600,000 Facebook followers in a single season," he said. An initial draw sorting the Qualification Rounds and the Regular Season phase will take place at the House of Basketball on Tuesday 11 July. The ceremony can be followed live on basketballCL.com from 14.00 CET.
Courtesy of: basketballcl.com



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Belarusian U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Belarusian U20 National Team 2017
#s#
Andrei Rogozenko
Rogozenko
Maksim Koratcov
Koratcov
Andrey Stavrovskiy
Stavrovskiy
Valentin Nazarov
Nazarov
Timofey Porolev
Porolev
#e#5
Andrei Rogozenko 183-PG-97 Tsmoki II Belarus
Maksim Koratcov 171-PG-98 Tsmoki II Belarus
Andrey Stavrovskiy 185-PG-97 Tsmoki II Belarus
Valentin Nazarov 185-G-97 BSEU-GrandPrint Belarus
Timofey Porolev 202-F-97 Tsmoki II Belarus
Anton Zaretski 188-G-98 Tsmoki II Belarus
Gleb Pogrebickiy 196-F-98 Tsmoki II Belarus
Vladislav Milashevskiy 180-PG-99 BSEU-GrandPrint Belarus
Egor Dudov 190-G-98 GOCOR-Sozh Belarus
Denis Vikentsyeu 203-F/C-98 VeA Latvia
Maksim Liutych 200-F-97 Tsmoki II Belarus
Denis Sivatskiy 198-F-98 Tsmoki II Belarus
Kiryl Diatchuk 202-F-98 KK Warszawa Poland

Heorhi Kandrusevich Head Coach Tsmoki II Belarus
Aliaksandr Barysau Assistant



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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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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





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Bulgarian U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic


Mihail Moldov193-F/G-01Cherno More Bulgaria
Nikolay Ivanov 180-PG-01

Aleksander Stoykov 192-G/F-01 Cherno More 2 Bulgaria
Konstantin Kostadinov
Emilian Grudov 194-F/G-01 CSKA Bulgaria
Emil Stoilov 02
Boyan Boyanov 01
Tomislav Minkov
Martin Petrov
Aleksander Vitanov 02
Alex Vretenarski
Aleksander Stoimenov 01
Veselin Gospodinov
Iliya Stefanov
Allen Kurshumov 187-G-01 Dolphin Bulgaria
Konstantin Paisiev
Slav Georgiev 01
Nikolay Georgiev 178-PG-01 Dolphin Bulgaria
Elizar Krustev
Radostin Dimitrov




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  BURKINA FASO  


Promitheas add Palo to their roster - by Chris Mammides

ASP Promitheas Patras (A1) added to their roster 26-year old American (has also Burkinabe passport) guard Bubu Palo (185-82kg-91, college: Iowa State). He has played for the last two seasons at Sioux Falls Skyforce (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 25 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.3ppg, 4.1rpg and 5.1apg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Palo won D-League championship title in 2016. He was also voted Big 12 All-Academic 1st Team back in 2012 at his college time.
Palo has played also professionally in NBA G League (Texas Legends).
He attended Iowa State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

ASP Promitheas Patras roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Giannis Dimakos
Bubu Palo
Trevor Releford
Nikos Gikas
Theodoris Kyrillis
Konastantinos Adamopoulos
Dimitris Fragiskatos
Panagiotis Gatzios

Forwards:
Mouhammad Faye
Sean Evans
Christos Saloustros
Dimitris Gravas
Petros Geromichalos
Panagiotis Vyrlas

Center:
Stavros Toutziarakis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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Cape Verde National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
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Dimitry Akanda-Coronel
Akanda-Coronel
Shane DaRosa
DaRosa
Fidel Mendonca
Mendonca
Denzel Brito
Brito
Kevin Coronel
Coronel
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4Dimitry Akanda-Coronel 197-SG-92 Bryant USA
5Shane DaRosa 183-PG Imortal DC Portugal
6Patrick Mendes Abreu 190-G-91 AS Bairro Cape Verde
7Fidel Mendonca 191-F-84 AS Bairro Cape Verde
8Edvaldo Ferreira 196-G/F-95 Rhode Island CC USA
10Michael Mendes 203-C-90 Sampaense Portugal
11Evandro Delgado 194-F/G-94
12Keven Goncalves 95
13Denzel Brito 188-G N.England A. USA
14Ailton Lopes Marques 200-F-95 AS Bairro Cape Verde
15Kevin Coronel 197-F-91 Electrico FC Portugal

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  CENTRAL AFRICA  


Central African National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
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William Kossangue-Toro
Kossangue-Toro
Max-Severin Febou
Febou
Max Kouguere
Kouguere
Philippe Djada
Djada
Jimmy Djimrabaye
Djimrabaye
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4Teddy Sokambi 188-G-79 Rodez France
5Francky Mbombo 92
6Michael Mokongo 180-PG-86 Vitre France
7William Kossangue-Toro 198-F/G-86 Sceaux France
8Johan Grebongo 204-F/C-94 Pfastatt France
9Morel Lenguewane 00
10Rodrigue Kabylo-Bereke 187-F-93
11Sydney Pehoua 195-F-88 Besancon France
12Max-Severin Febou 87
13Max Kouguere 198-SF-87 Antibes France
14Philippe Djada 199-F-94
15Jimmy Djimrabaye 202-C/F-92 Orleans France
Armond Damango 87
Saladine Ganda 201-F San Bernardino CC USA
John Kamayengue 182-G Tresor Central Africa
Guy Joseph Kodjo-Sitchi 191-F-85 Prisse Macon France




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  CHAD  


Chadian National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

6Olivier Ndilngar90
5Francis Mamadjibeye 90

7Doungous Allah-Asra 95
8Asnal Noubaramadji 183-PG-85 AS Archibeau Chad
9Bienvenu Djimassal 200-C-93 Africana Chad
11Mickael Koibe 198-F/G-92 AS Archibeau Chad
12Edmond Koyanouba 207-C-95 Andujar Spain
14Nakoye Issa 90
15Ronald Kolmia 199-F-92 Constructor Chad




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  CHINA  


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





NBL Round 2: Anhui lose to Hunan - by Eurobasket News

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in NBL.

The most important game of round 2 took place in Changsha where Hunan beat Anhui (1-1) 103-88 on Wednesday night. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Hunan outrebounded Anhui 50-39 including 17 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Anhui's players. 27 personal fouls committed by Anhui helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American power forward Arinze Onuaku (206-87, college: Syracuse) had a double-double by scoring 27 points, 31 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Dominican guard Gelvis Solano (185-94, college: Merrimack, agency: Basket Management Solutions) chipped in 40 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 8 assists during the contest. American Chris Johnson (210-85, college: LSU) responded with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 20 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Anhui will play next round against strong Guangxi trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Hunan will try to continue on its current victory against Chongqing in Lanling.
Guangxi smashed Dongbu at home 137-98. American guard Kevin Murphy (196-90, college: Tenn Tech) notched a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds to lead the effort and Sim Bhullar supported him with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!). Even 31 points and 6 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) by forward MengLong Zhao (197-91) did not help to save the game for Dongbu. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Dongbu will play next round against strong Lhasa trying to get back on the winning streak. Guangxi will try to continue on its current victory against Anhui at home.
The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Henan (1-1) at the home court on Wednesday night. Hosts were edged by Shaanxi W. (2-0) 130-129. The best player for the winners was Von Wafer who scored 53 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Josh-Emmanuel Akognon produced 43 points (!!!), 8 assists and 4 steals for the hosts. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Shaanxi W. will meet Luoyang (#14) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Henan will play against Hebei X. (#12) and hope to win that game.
Very important is a home loss of Guizhou (1-1) against Fujian (1-1) on Wednesday night. Host Guizhou was edged by Fujian in a tough game in Guizhou 87-90. Wenbo Yang orchestrated the victory by scoring 31 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Fujian's next round opponent will be Beijing (#9) at home. Guizhou will play against Jiangsu L. (#13) and hope to win that game.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 2: winless Luoyang lost to Chongqing on the opponent's court 91-99. Lhasa outscored Jiangsu L. in a home game 141-111. Winless Hebei X. recorded a loss to Beijing on the road 109-104.

Guangxi - Dongbu 137-98

Guangxi smashed Dongbu at home 137-98. The game was mostly controlled by Guangxi. Dongbu was better in fourth quarter 37-31. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guangxi dominated down low during the game scoring 92 of its points in the paint compared to Dongbu's 46. Guangxi had a 35-23 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. American guard Kevin Murphy (196-90, college: Tenn Tech) notched a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds to lead the effort and Indian-Canadian center Sim Bhullar (226-92, college: N.Mexico St.) supported him with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!). Even 31 points and 6 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) by forward MengLong Zhao (197-91) did not help to save the game for Dongbu. Point guard Tujun Shen (185-92) added 11 points and 5 rebounds for the guests. 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. Dongbu will play next round against strong Lhasa trying to get back on the winning streak. Guangxi will try to continue on its current victory against Anhui at home.
Top scorers:
Guangxi: M.Kevin 34+11reb+1ast, J.Le 19+2reb+4ast, B.Sim 18+6reb+5ast, L.Jiawei 15+3reb+3ast, W.LongHao 12+3reb+1ast, D.ChengLong 9+3reb+5ast
Dongbu: Z.MengLong 31+6reb+2ast, S.Tujun 11+5reb+3ast, W.Chen 10+5reb, S.Shengyue 10+4reb+3ast, Y.Qin 9+1reb+2ast, D.QinShuo 9+4reb+1ast
gschID: 548458


Hunan - Anhui 103-88

The most important game of round 2 took place in Changsha where Hunan beat Anhui (1-1) 103-88 on Wednesday night. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Hunan outrebounded Anhui 50-39 including 17 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Anhui's players. 27 personal fouls committed by Anhui helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American power forward Arinze Onuaku (206-87, college: Syracuse) had a double-double by scoring 27 points, 31 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Dominican guard Gelvis Solano (185-94, college: Merrimack, agency: Basket Management Solutions) chipped in 40 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 8 assists during the contest. American Chris Johnson (210-85, college: LSU) responded with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 20 rebounds and power forward Kai Ren (207-92) scored 12 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Anhui will play next round against strong Guangxi trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Hunan will try to continue on its current victory against Chongqing in Lanling.
Top scorers:
Hunan: S.Gelvis 40+7reb+8ast, O.Arinze 27+31reb+4ast, P.Jiaxin 11+1reb+3ast, F.Bo 8+3reb, Z.Wei 6+3reb+2ast, Z.ChaoLong 3+1reb+1ast
Anhui: J.Chris 31+20reb+1ast, R.Kai 12+5reb+1ast, G.Shunjie 8, H.Delong 8+2reb+2ast, L.Jian 7+5reb, Z.Yong 6+2reb
gschID: 548459


Henan - Shaanxi W. 129-130

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Henan (1-1) at the home court on Wednesday night. Hosts were edged by Shaanxi W. (2-0) 130-129. The best player for the winners was American guard Von Wafer (196-85, college: Florida St.) who scored 53 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 4 assists. The other American import forward Charles Gaines (201-81, college: S.Mississippi) chipped in a double-double by scoring 29 points and 21 rebounds. Nigerian-American point guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: CS Fullerton) produced 43 points (!!!), 8 assists and 4 steals and American-Nigerian center Chris Otule (211-90, college: Marquette) added 29 points and 19 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Four Henan players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Shaanxi W. will meet Luoyang (#14) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Henan will play against Hebei X. (#12) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Shaanxi W.: W.Von 53+6reb+4ast, G.Charles 29+21reb, Y.XiaoHang 11+1reb+3ast, G.Yan 9+1ast, J.JunQi 7+7reb, S.Heyu 7+2reb+3ast
Henan: A.Josh-Emmanuel 43+3reb+8ast, O.Chris 29+19reb+1ast, J.Yuxing 20+5reb+2ast, W.Longfei 13+2reb+2ast, C.Yuhan 10+1reb, L.PengPeng 6+6reb
gschID: 548457


Chongqing - Luoyang 99-91

Chongqing used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Luoyang 99-91. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 24-21. But Luoyang won second period 21-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Luoyang 49-35 including 17 on the offensive glass. 27 personal fouls committed by Luoyang helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Ukrainian center Vladyslav Koreniuk (210-94, agency: Octagon Europe) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 24 rebounds. Xin Wang contributed with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Chongqing's coach Shu Trist Spurl allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American point guard Russ Smith (183-91, college: Louisville) replied with 42 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds and South Sudanese-Lebanese center Ater Majok (208-87, college: Connecticut) added 17 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks in the effort for Luoyang. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Chongqing's next round opponent will be Hunan in Changsha and it may be quite challenging game. Luoyang will play at home against Shaanxi W. (#4) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Chongqing: C.Aubrey 25+6reb, K.Vladyslav 24+24reb+2ast, W.Xin 21+10reb+2ast, G.Yaoyang 12+2reb+1ast, W.Yang 9+1reb+1ast, Z.Yuanbo 4+4reb
Luoyang: S.Russ 42+5reb+1ast, Q.Wenhan 17+5reb, M.Ater 17+14reb+2ast, S.Jianguo 10+6reb, Z.Ye 3, L.Shuai 2+1reb
gschID: 548456


Lhasa - Jiangsu L. 141-111

Very predictable result when Lhasa (2-0) smashed at home Jiangsu L. (0-2) 141-111. The game was mostly controlled by Lhasa. Jiangsu L. was better in third quarter 34-31. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lhasa dominated down low during the game scoring 110 of its points in the paint compared to Jiangsu L.'s 74. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists. Center DangJian Han (208-88) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 12 rebounds. American Dominique Johnson (192-87, college: Azusa Pacific, agency: Higher Vision Sports) contributed with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Lhasa's coach Feng Chen felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. American-Palestinian forward Michael Nunnally (203-86, college: Pacific) replied with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 30 rebounds and point guard Peng Wang (183-94) added 33 points (!!!) in the effort for Jiangsu L.Five Lhasa and four Jiangsu L. players scored in double figures. Lhasa's next round opponent will be Dongbu (#11) in Nanjin and are hoping to win another game. Jiangsu L. will play on the road against Guizhou and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Lhasa: H.DangJian 29+12reb+2ast, C.Jinlong 22+1reb+6ast, J.Dominique 21+10reb+7ast, S.DeShuai 20+5reb+1ast, D.ZhiMing 14+4reb+4ast, K.Jonathan 10+16reb+1ast
Jiangsu L.: W.Peng 33+3reb, G.MingYang 27+2reb+6ast, N.Michael 23+30reb+3ast, W.Xing Chen 13+7reb+4ast, X.Shiwei 6+2reb, J.Shichao 5+4reb+2ast
gschID: 548455


Guizhou - Fujian 87-90

Very important is a home loss of Guizhou (1-1) against Fujian (1-1) on Wednesday night. Host Guizhou was edged by Fujian in a tough game in Guizhou 87-90. Guizhou was ahead by 15 points after three quarters before a 28-10 charge of Fujian, which allowed them to win the game. Swingman Wenbo Yang (196-90) orchestrated the victory by scoring 31 points and 6 rebounds. Ivorian-French point guard Mouloukou Souleyman Diabate (181-87) contributed with 22 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Central African-American power forward James Mays (206-86, college: Clemson) replied with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 20 rebounds and American point guard Mark Lyons (185-89, college: Arizona, agency: Higher Vision Sports) added 30 points in the effort for Guizhou. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Fujian's next round opponent will be Beijing (#9) at home. Guizhou will play against Jiangsu L. (#13) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Fujian: Y.Wenbo 31+6reb, D.Mouloukou Souleyman 22+9reb+4ast, R.LaQuinton 15+9reb+2ast, H.Yan 9, L.Hang 7+2reb, Z.Shu 2+1reb+2ast
Guizhou: M.James 32+20reb+2ast, L.Mark 30+4reb+2ast, Z.Bo 9+1reb+3ast, L.MingHao 8+9reb+6ast, Z.Zihua 3+2reb+1ast, L.Xu 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 548454


Beijing - Hebei X. 109-104

Beijing used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Hebei 109-104. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Beijing outrebounded Hebei X. 54-43 including 20 on the offensive glass. 24 personal fouls committed by Hebei X. helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Americans were the main players on the court. Guard Marquis Weddle (185-88, college: W.Virg.Wesl.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Center Michael Holyfield (211-92, college: Sam Houston St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 25 rebounds for the winners. Beijing's coach ShuMin Gao allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Forward Brandon Costner (206-87, college: N.Carolina St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!), 14 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Shannon Shorter (193-89, college: N.Texas) added 21 points, 15 rebounds and 7 assists in the effort for Hebei X.Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Beijing's next round opponent will be Fujian (#7) in Fuzhou. Hebei X. will play on the road against Henan (#5) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Beijing: W.Marquis 35+11reb+5ast, H.Michael 24+25reb+1ast, Z.Wei 15+3reb+2ast, C.Zexu 13+5reb+1ast, L.Yunan 11+6reb+1ast, L.Ziming 6+1reb
Hebei X.: C.Brandon 35+14reb+4ast, S.Shannon 21+15reb+7ast, L.Yannan 14+2reb+1ast, Y.Heng 12+9reb, G.Yao 10+1reb+2ast, P.YuLe 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 548453





Mays' double-double lands him NBL Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

30-year old power forward James Mays (206-F/C-86) had an amazing evening in the last round for Guizhou and receives a Asia-basket.com NBL Player of the Week award for round 1.
He had a double-double of 42 points and 27 rebounds, while his team beat Beijing (1-1) 116-105. Thanks to this victory Guizhou moved-up to the 6th position in Chinese NBL. Guizhou is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 1-1 record. Mays just recently signed at Guizhou and just after two games he already turned to be a very valuable addition to the team. Clemson University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Mays is in league's top in points (8th best: 37.0ppg), rebounds (4th best: 23.5rpg) and averages solid 2.5spg and 53.3% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Gelvis Solano (185-G-94, agency: Basket Management Solutions) of league's second-best Hunan. He is Dominican Rep. guard in his first season at Hunan. In the last game Solano recorded impressive 36 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Of course he led Hunan to another comfortable win outscoring Dongbu (0-2) 112-85. His team has extremely good start of the season. They won both games so far. However the season is at the beginning, so everything can happen. They still may lose their high position in the standings. Solano is one of the most experienced players at Hunan and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 38.0ppg (#7). His other stats are also decent: 7.0rpg and 7.5apg.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Russ Smith (183-PG-91) of Luoyang (#14). Smith got into 30-points club by scoring 62 points in the last round. Despite Smith's great performance Luoyang lost 123-138 to Anhui (#8, 1-1). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Luoyang can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. Smith has individually a great season in China. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 52.0ppg (best scorer).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Marquis Weddle (185-G-88) of Beijing - 49 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Chris Johnson (210-PF-85) of Anhui - 36 points and 20 rebounds
6. Charles Gaines (201-F-81) of Shaanxi W. - 33 points, 20 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-PG-86) of Henan - 48 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Brandon Costner (206-F-87) of Hebei X. - 42 points and 9 rebounds
9. Von Wafer (196-G-85) of Shaanxi W. - 39 points and 5 rebounds
10. Shannon Shorter (193-G-89) of Hebei X. - 38 points, 13 rebounds and 8 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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  COLOMBIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Stalin ORTIZ
  Fast Break
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 23.4
 1. Ortiz, Fast Break23.4 
 2. Givens, Piratas20.6 
 3. Smith, Sabios20.5 
 4. Roberson, Condores19.6 
 5. Coombs, Sabios18.6 
 6. Almanza, Condores16.1 
 7. McCoy, Condores15.7 
 8. Gurley, Caciques15.6 
 9. Carraway, Cimar.15.2 
 10. Romero, Piratas14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Divier PEREZ
  Academia
  (201-F/C-89)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Perez, Academia10.5 
 2. Hernandez, Cimar.10.4 
 3. Sandidge, Aguilas10.1 
 4. Romero, Piratas10.0 
 5. Almanza, Condores9.4 
 6. Romero, Piratas8.7 
 7. Coombs, Sabios7.4 
 8. Cornelius, Caciques7.4 
 9. Julio, Fast Break7.3 
 10. Asprilla, Caciques7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Tyler MURRAY
  Academia
  (195-PG-90)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Murray, Academia5.9 
 2. Velandia, Aguilas5.8 
 3. Smith, Sabios5.4 
 4. McCoy, Condores5.2 
 5. Coombs, Sabios4.4 
 6. Granados, Academia4.2 
 7. Moreno, Cimarrones4.2 
 8. Caicedo, Cimar.3.9 
 9. Salazar, Fast Break3.5 
 10. Diaz, Condores3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Antonio BIVINS
  Aguilas
  (198-F-92)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Bivins, Aguilas2.8 
 2. Diaz, Condores2.4 
 3. Ortiz, Fast Break2.0 
 4. Carraway, Cimar.1.9 
 5. Moreno, Cimarrones1.9 
 6. Murray, Academia1.8 
 7. Renteria, Cimar.1.6 
 8. McCoy, Condores1.5 
 9. Williams, Cimarrones1.5 
 10. Blandon, Sabios1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Divier PEREZ
  Academia
  (201-F/C-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Perez, Academia2.0 
 2. Sandidge, Aguilas1.5 
 3. Hinestroza-J., Fast B.1.2 
 4. Givens, Piratas1.1 
 5. Jones, Sabios1.1 
 6. Cornelius, Caciques1.1 
 7. Quinones, Academia0.9 
 8. Hernandez, Cimar.0.8 
 9. Velez, Sabios0.8 
 10. Bermudez, Condores0.7 


Givens' 30-point game gives him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

29-year old guard Brandon Givens (198-G-87) put on an amazing game in the last round for Piratas and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 17.
He had the game-high 30 points adding four rebounds and three assists for Piratas in his team's victory, helping them to beat Aguilas (5-13) 97-85. Thanks to this victory Piratas moved-up to the 8th position in Colombian league. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked at the very bottom. They already lost 13 games and recorded just five victories. In the team's last game Givens had a remarkable 66.7% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Piratas, being already a very valuable addition to the team. North Carolina Wesleyan College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Givens is in league's top in points (2nd best: 20.6ppg) and averages solid 1.1bpg and 57.0% FGP. Worth to mention Givens played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

Second best performed player last round was Lamar Roberson (203-F-86, agency: Haylett Sports) of Condores. He is American forward in his first season at Condores. In the last game Roberson recorded impressive 27 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as Condores was edged by the higher-ranked Academia (#2, 11-7) 88-86. This loss caused Condores to drop to 6th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 8-10 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 19.6ppg (#4). He also registered 5.7 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to another Piratas' star - forward Jhon Romero (199-F-85). Romero showcased his all-around game by recording 17 points, fifteen rebounds (!!!) and seven assists in the last round. He was another key player of Piratas, helping his team with a 97-85 win against Aguilas (5-13). Piratas can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have extremely bad season and 5-13 record places them at the very bottom of the standings. Too bad for Romero he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Romero has individually a great season in Colombia. After 12 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 10.0rpg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Stalin Ortiz (190-G-81) of Fast Break - 26 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Amir Carraway (198-G/F-91) of Cimarrones - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Emiro Romero (194-G/F-84) of Piratas - 16 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Jairo Mendoza (203-F/C-85) of Piratas - 23 points and 8 rebounds
8. Tyler Murray (195-PG-90) of Academia - 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Oscar Balbuena (195-S/G-94) of Academia - 24 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Gary Diaz (193-G-92) of Academia - 22 points, 4 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)



PBD Round 18: Academia defeats Condores in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 18 in the Liga DirecTV took place in Montana. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 5th ranked Condores (8-10) to second ranked Academia (11-7) 81-78 on Wednesday evening. Academia looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. The former international power forward Divier Perez (201-89) scored 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks to lead the charge for the winners and Puerto Rican guard Gary Diaz (193-92) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was naturalized Venezuelan forward Eduardo Torres (195-81) with 21 points. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Defending champion maintains second position with 11-7 record having two points less than leader Fast Break. Condores at the other side keep the fifth place with ten games lost. They share the position with Sabios. Academia are looking forward to face Patriotas (#7) in Boyaca in the next round where they are favorite. Condores will play at home against the league's leader Fast Break and are hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Caciques (8-8) against sixth ranked Cimarrones (8-6) on Wednesday night. Host Caciques were crushed by Cimarrones in Valleduparnga 90-63. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Caciques. The former international center John Hernandez (207-84) notched a double-double by scoring 23 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort and Amir Carraway supported him with 19 points and 7 rebounds. Even a double-double of 10 points and 13 rebounds by the former international forward Freddy Asprilla (208-88, college: Canisius) did not help to save the game for Caciques. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Cimarrones moved-up to third place. Caciques at the other side dropped to the fourth position with eight games lost. Cimarrones will play against Sabios (#5) in Manizales in the next round. Caciques will play on the road against Piratas in Bogota and hope to get back on the winning track.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Bogota. First ranked host Fast Break (15-1) smashed 4th ranked Sabios (8-10) 91-59. The best player for the winners was Luis Julio who had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. Fast Break's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was Ricardo Rivera who recorded 15 points and 5 rebounds. Fast Break have an impressive 15-game winning streak. Newly promoted Fast Break maintains first position with 15-1 record. Sabios lost tenth consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth place with ten games lost. They share the position with Condores. Fast Break will meet Condores (#6) in the next round where they are favorite. Sabios will play against Cimarrones and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Patriotas managed to get a fifth victory, breaking the four-game losing streak. This time they won against seventh-ranked Piratas in Boyaca 102-89. It was a good game for Robert Crawford who led his team to a victory with 27 points and 5 rebounds. Patriotas (5-13) moved-up to seventh place, which they share with defeated Piratas. Patriotas' next round opponent will be league's second-placed Academia in Montana and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Piratas will play at home against Caciques (#4) and hope to win that game.

Academia - Condores 81-78

The most exciting game of round 18 in the Liga DirecTV took place in Montana. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 5th ranked Condores (8-10) to second ranked Academia (11-7) 81-78 on Wednesday evening. Academia looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. The former international power forward Divier Perez (201-89) scored 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks to lead the charge for the winners and Puerto Rican guard Gary Diaz (193-92) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was naturalized Venezuelan forward Eduardo Torres (195-81) with 21 points and American point guard Ryan McCoy (183-87, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Haylett Sports) scored 15 points and 6 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Defending champion maintains second position with 11-7 record having two points less than leader Fast Break. Condores at the other side keep the fifth place with ten games lost. They share the position with Sabios. Academia are looking forward to face Patriotas (#7) in Boyaca in the next round where they are favorite. Condores will play at home against the league's leader Fast Break and are hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Academia: D.Perez 16+9reb+3ast, T.Murray 15+1reb+9ast, G.Diaz 15+7reb+3ast, B.Aguaslimpias 13+8reb+1ast, S.Granados 7+6ast, O.Balbuena 7+2reb+1ast
Condores: E.Torres 21+3reb+3ast, R.Dyer 16+4reb, R.McCoy 15+3reb+6ast, L.Almanza 10+10reb+1ast, H.Diaz 9+5reb+3ast, L.Roberson 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 547258


Fast Break - Sabios 91-59

The game between Top Four teams took place in Bogota. First ranked host Fast Break (15-1) smashed 4th ranked Sabios (8-10) 91-59. The game was mostly controlled by Fast Break. Sabios managed to win fourth quarter 17-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Fast Break forced 23 Sabios turnovers. The best player for the winners was naturalized Venezuelan power forward Luis Julio (201-80) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. The former international guard Stalin Ortiz (190-81, college: Valparaiso) chipped in 15 points, 5 assists and 5 steals. Four Fast Break players scored in double figures. Fast Break's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was naturalized American guard Ricardo Rivera (190-91, college: Voorhees) who recorded 15 points and 5 rebounds and Barbados forward Kregg Jones (203-91, college: CSU Bakersfield) added 5 points and 13 rebounds respectively. Fast Break have an impressive 15-game winning streak. Newly promoted Fast Break maintains first position with 15-1 record. Sabios lost tenth consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth place with ten games lost. They share the position with Condores. Fast Break will meet Condores (#6) in the next round where they are favorite. Sabios will play against Cimarrones and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Fast Break: L.Julio 15+10reb, S.Ortiz 15+2reb+5ast, H.Uhegwu 13+4reb+2ast, D.Crockrell 11+1reb+2ast, C.Ordonez 9+1reb+1ast, M.Sneed 8+6reb+2ast
Sabios: R.Rivera 15+5reb+2ast, S.Betancur 11+1reb+4ast, L.Blandon 11+6reb, D.Lopez 7+3reb, K.Jones 5+13reb, J.Velez 4+3reb
gschID: 547255


Aguilas - Piratas 102-89

Bottom-ranked Patriotas managed to get a fifth victory, breaking the four-game losing streak. This time they won against seventh-ranked Piratas in Boyaca 102-89. The game was mostly controlled by Patriotas. Piratas was better in fourth quarter 34-28. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Patriotas players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. It was a good game for American swingman Robert Crawford (201-90, college: Cent.Arkansas) who led his team to a victory with 27 points and 5 rebounds. The other American import forward Antonio Bivins (198-92, college: Mass.-Lowell) contributed with 28 points for the winners. American guard Brandon Givens (198-87, college: NC-Wesleyan) replied with 30 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and Venezuelan swingman Jesus Medina (188-94) added 17 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists in the effort for Piratas. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Patriotas (5-13) moved-up to seventh place, which they share with defeated Piratas. Patriotas' next round opponent will be league's second-placed Academia in Montana and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Piratas will play at home against Caciques (#4) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Aguilas: A.Bivins 28+4reb+2ast, R.Crawford 27+5reb+3ast, F.Sandidge 15+12reb+6ast, J.Velandia 12+8reb+9ast, J.Pardo 8+1reb+2ast, O.Fonseca 7+4reb
Piratas: B.Givens 30+7reb+4ast, J.Medina 17+9reb+8ast, J.Romero 15+10reb+2ast, J.Mendoza 11+4reb, D.Hernandez 8+2reb+4ast, G.Pena 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 547257


Caciques - Cimarrones 63-90

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Caciques (8-8) against sixth ranked Cimarrones (8-6) on Wednesday night. Host Caciques were crushed by Cimarrones in Valleduparnga 90-63. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Caciques. The game without a history. Cimarrones led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. The former international center John Hernandez (207-84) notched a double-double by scoring 23 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort and American swingman Amir Carraway (198-91, college: Chico St.) supported him with 19 points and 7 rebounds. Five Cimarrones players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 10 points and 13 rebounds by the former international forward Freddy Asprilla (208-88, college: Canisius) did not help to save the game for Caciques. American point guard Horace Wormely (168-84, college: Vanguard) added 16 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Cimarrones moved-up to third place. Caciques at the other side dropped to the fourth position with eight games lost. Cimarrones will play against Sabios (#5) in Manizales in the next round. Caciques will play on the road against Piratas in Bogota and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Cimarrones: J.Hernandez 23+14reb+4ast, A.Carraway 19+7reb+2ast, T.Williams 15+4reb+3ast, E.Renteria 12+4reb, R.Caicedo 10+7reb+6ast, J.Hardy 7+3reb+1ast
Caciques: H.Wormely 16+4reb+3ast, F.Lucena 13+5reb, F.Asprilla 10+13reb+2ast, B.Provost 6+4reb, M.Story 6+4reb, M.Bermudez 6+2reb
gschID: 547256





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)



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
gschID: 547252


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
gschID: 547254


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
gschID: 547253


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
gschID: 547251





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Giovan Oniangue leaves Paris-Levallois - by Eurobasket News

26-year old naturalized Congolese small forward Giovan Oniangue (198-91) left Paris-Levallois (ProA) from Oniangue has played there for the last eight years. He played there also last season. In 11 ProA games he recorded 3.3ppg and 1.6rpg. Oniangue helped them to make it to the semifinals.
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 Oniangue received Afrobasket.com All-African Championships Honorable Mention award back in 2013.
He represented France at the Afrobasket Championships in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) four years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 14.8ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.0apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 45.5%, 3PT: 26.8%, FT: 57.9%.

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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Cleveland Melvin (ex Moutahed) joins Cibona - by Eurobasket News

KK Cibona VIP Zagreb (A1) agreed terms with 26-year old American forward Cleveland Melvin (203-94kg-91, college: De Paul). He played last season at Moutahed in Lebanese Pepsi LBL. In 26 games he had very impressive stats: 19.7ppg, 10.2rpg, 1.8apg, 1.0spg and 1.4bpg. Melvin helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Asia-Basket.com All-Lebanese League 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
The previous (2016) summer he was tested by Mono Vampire (TBL) in Thailand league.
Melvin is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit four different continents. Melvin tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Hungary (Alba), Mexico (Fuerza Guinda Nogales and Jefes), NBA G League (Erie Bay Hawks) and ABA (Baltimore Hawks).
Melvin attended De Paul University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.



Juraj Kozic signs at Boncourt - by Luca Maffioli

BC Boncourt Red Team (LNA) landed 22-year old Swiss international small forward Juraj Kozic (198-95) from Geneve Lions. In 24 LNA games he averaged just 2.3ppg last season.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Lugano Tigers where in 35 LNA games he had 7.1ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.0apg. Kozic helped them to win the Supercup and make to league semifinals.
He has a double citizenship as he also holds Croatian passport.
He has been also a member of Swiss international program for some years. Kozic has regularly played for Swiss senior team since 2016 and two years ago for U22 National Team.
He represented Switzerland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 1.8ppg.
Kozic has played also professionally for other Croatian teams like Jolly and Osjecki Sokol.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Suton re-signs at Estudiantes - by Eurobasket News

Movistar Estudiantes (Liga Endesa) confirmed in their roster 32-year old Croatian ex-international center Goran Suton (208-108kg-85, college: Michigan State). He is a dual citizen owning also Bosnia and Herzegovina passport. Suton played there last season. In 32 Liga Endesa games he had 8.6ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Joventut where in 34 Liga Endesa games he recorded 9.0ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg.
In 2009 Suton was drafted by Utah Jazz (NBA) in second round (50th overall). The former Michigan State standoutis in his ninth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Suton's team made it to the Cup (Copa del Rey) Semifinals in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Croatian A1 League 1st Team back in 2012. Suton was a member of Croatian Senior National Team between 2009 and 2012.
He has played also professionally in Italy (Angelico Biella), Russia (Spartak St.Petersburg) and Croatia (Cibona and Cedevita).
Suton could be described: Skilled big man, including passing, shooting and ball-handling ... Offensively talented in the post or facing the basket ... Worked hard to add muscle and strength.
He's not a very good athlete. He doesn't have long arms. But he just finds a way to be in the right place at the right time
.

Movistar Estudiantes roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Omar-Sharif Cook
Ignacio Arroyo

Forwards:
Sitapha Savane
Niklas Caner-Medley

Center:
Goran Suton

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Marin Mornar (ex Horsens IC) agreed terms with Boras - by Eurobasket News

Boras Basket (Basketligan) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old Croatian forward Marin Mornar (205-91kg-93, college: Loyola Mary). He played most recently at Horsens IC in Danish Ligaen. In 38 games he recorded 5.8ppg and 2.9rpg last season. Mornar helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals after they ended regular season as second best team.
He graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: He can shoot the ball well and is a very tough player. He loves basketball and you can't keep him out of the gym.

Boras Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andreas Person
Nimrod Hilliard_IV
Daniel Thuresson
Ludvig Johansson

Forwards:
Marin Mornar
Brett Bisping
John Brandmark

Coach: Henrik Svensson

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Koeln Rh.Stars add Ramsey to their roster, ex Apoel - by Eurobasket News

Rhein Stars Koeln (ProA) added to their roster 30-year old American power forward Keith Ramsey (205-98kg-87, college: Missouri). He played most recently at Apoel in Cypriot Division A. In 28 games he recorded 9.5ppg, 7.8rpg (#5 in the league), 2.4apg and 1.7spg in 2015-16 season. Ramsey helped them to win the cup and make to league final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League 2nd Team and All-Defensive Team.
The previous (14-15) season he played at Phoenix Hagen (BBL) where in 32 games he averaged 10.6ppg, 6.2rpg, 2.2apg, 1.3spg and 1.1bpg.
Ramsey won German Regionalliga (West Group) championship title in 2014.
He has played also professionally in Israel (Ironi Ramat Gan), Spain (Promobys Tijola) and Sweden (BC Lulea).
Ramsey attended University of Missouri until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.

Rhein Stars Koeln roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Besnik Bekteshi
Max DiLeo
Jesse Morgan
Matt Vest

Centers:
Keith Ramsey
Andreas Wenzl
Dennis Heinzmann

Coach: Denis Wucherer

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Evan Singletary (ex Iskra Svit) joins Usti n/Labem - by Greg

SLUNETA Usti nad Labem (NBL) agreed terms with 23-year old American point guard Evan Singletary (185-88kg-94, college: Albany). He played last season at Iskra Svit in Slovakian SBL league. In 41 games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 16.1ppg and averaged 3.6rpg, 4.2apg and 1.9spg (in top 4). Singletary helped them to make it to the Slovakian Cup Semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com Slovakian League All-Imports Team and 3rd Team.
Singletary graduated from University at Albany in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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 



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Estonian National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Estonian National Team 2017
#s#
Gregor Arbet
Arbet
Timo Eichfuss
Eichfuss
Reinar Hallik
Hallik
Kregor Hermet
Hermet
Janari Joesaar
Joesaar
#e#5
Gregor Arbet 196-F/G-83 Kalev/Cramo Estonia
Timo Eichfuss 200-PF-88 Kalev/Cramo Estonia
Reinar Hallik 208-F/C-84 Parnu Estonia
Kregor Hermet 204-PF-97 Forca Lleida Spain
Janari Joesaar 198-SF-93 Tartu Ulikool Estonia
Kristjan Kangur 201-SF-82 Openjobmetis V. Italy
Erik Keedus 198-F-90 Kalev/Cramo Estonia
Kristjan Kitsing 205-F-90 Bakken Denmark
Tanel Kurbas 197-G-88 Sodertalje Sweden
Rait-Riivo Laane 179-PG-93 Ethnikos Greece
Sten Olmre 192-SG-95 TTU Estonia
Martin Paasoja 191-SG-93 Rapla Estonia
Jaan Puidet 191-G/F-92 Jamtland Sweden
Toomas Raadik 202-PF-90 TTU Estonia
Sten-Timmu Sokk 184-PG-89 Kalev/Cramo Estonia
Janar Talts 206-PF-83 Tartu Ulikool Estonia
Rain Veideman 192-G-91 Udine APU Italy
Siim-Sander Vene 201-SF-90 N.Novgorod Russia

Tiit Sokk Head Coach Betoonimeister Estonia



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Lokomotiv adds Elegar to their roster - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Lokomotiv Kuban (VTB) added to their roster 31-year old Virgin Islander international center Frank Elegar (208-108kg-86, college: Drexel). He is a dual citizen owning also U.S. Virgin Islands passport. Elegar played last season at Enisey (VTB). In 13 FIBA Europe Cup games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.2ppg, 10.2rpg, 1.3apg, 1.4spg and 1.5bpg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-FIBA Europe Cup Forward of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports Team. Elegar also played 22 games in VTB United League where he averaged 13.5ppg, 9.2rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg. Great season indeed as he was voted to VTB United League All-Star Game.
The previous (15-16) season Elegar played at TED Kolejliler in Turkish BSL. In 28 games he had 9.8ppg and 7.6rpg.
In 2008 Elegar was drafted by Albany Patroons (CBA) in fourth round (16th overall).
He attended Drexel University and it is his tenth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Elegar won Estonian League championship title for two years in a row (2013 and 2014). He has been regularly called to U.S. Virgin Islands Senior National Team since 2006.
Elegar is quite experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America) in eight different countries. Elegar has played previously professionally in Argentina (Olimpico de La Banda), France (JA Vichy), Germany (Eisbaeren Bremerhaven), Greece (Marousi), Italy (Armani Milano), Puerto Rico (Cangrejeros), Estonia (Kalev/Cramo) and Turkey (Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye and Bornova).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tofas ink Raymar Morgan, ex Ratiopharm - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Tofas Bursa (BSL) agreed terms with 29-year old American power forward Raymar Morgan (203-100kg-88, college: Michigan State). He has played for the last two seasons at Ratiopharm in German BBL league. In 42 games he had very impressive stats: 17.7ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.9apg last season. Morgan helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Player of the Year, Center of the Year and named to 1st Team. Morgan also played 14 games in Eurocup where he was second best scorer with 14.4ppg and averaged 4.1rpg, 1.4apg and 1.3spg.
Morgan has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He is quite experienced player. Morgan has played also professionally in Greece (Panathinaikos), Israel (Maccabi Rishon, GreenTops Netanya and Ironi Ashkelon) and Turkey (Pinar Karsiyaka).
He attended Michigan State until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.
Morgan could be described: Versatile big man with great defensive skills and the ability to defend four positions ... Strong rebounder ... Great work ethic as he continues to improve his offensive game.

Tofas Bursa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Baris Ermis
Pierria Henry
Kadir Bayram
Yigit Arslan

Forwards:
Sammy Mejia
Tony Crocker

Centers:
Raymar Morgan
Kenny Kadji
Muhsin Yasar

Coach: Orhun Ene

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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Can Anthony Gill be the ideal Printezis' back up? - by Dimitris Katsionis

Focus on Olympiacos's need to acquire a PF who will give the necessary boost to the team and the necessary protection to Giorgos Printezis in the aftermath of his renewed contract. Can Anthony Gill be the ideal Printezis' back up? Let's take a look at his case..

Anthony Gill (6'8-PF-1992)

I first marked his name two years ago, watching him in his amazing team back then, Virginia. It was the best defensive team in the NCAA (along with the Kentucky 'beast') led by coach Tony Bennett. Virginia became famous for its Pack Line defensive approach (we often talked about it throughout the season in the Euroleague), an evolution of the original Pack Line presented many years ago by his father in North Wisconsin, offering several super interesting nights amidst the cold winters of the city with his defensive miracle warming up the fans. It is very important to evaluate the environment of players who may be a target for our teams now or in the future because this process gives us more insight in their education, habits and working standards, which are directly linked to their adjustment period in a certain situation/philosophy..

The principles of Tony Bennett's Pack Line, in which Anthony Gill grew up, are similar to the defensive strategy used on many occasions by our teams as well as by Crvena Zvezda, i.e. the elite defenses of current European basketball. In contrast to ICE and the tendency of most teams of current college basketball to send the ball handler vertically on Side PnR, Gill grew up with a defensive philosophy that consciously pushed the ball to the middle lane, which was impenetrable due to the Pack Line line up (the ball defender high up on it and the other 4 players within an imaginary line) with Bennett looking to reduce the distances between the defenders by limiting the times of the recovers.

Note: Remember how strong Olympiacos was this year (with their own strategy) in defending the middle lane by using Pack Line principles help-wise, except for when they were after clear one on one with Birch.

Born and in the blessed land of North Carolina, Gill wasn't a great defensive player at first. He was, however, forced to work hard on this (coming of a season in South Carolina) as there was no other way to to get playing minutes in a team with such character, and he managed to get all the way to the All-ACC Defensive Team. There are still things for him to improve but his predictions looks ideal for a player who has been progressing rapidly in the past few years, constantly adding things in his game.

Why I'd like to see Gill in Olympiacos

-He is a 2.03 m. forward who covers the'4' position and the '5' in Small ball situations that the Reds word hard on and properly support with the Big SF they have. Automatically, the team acquires more depth and variety of formations by creating a more versatile frontline.

-He is characterized by a strong fighting spirit and is a team player. He's neither preoccupied with numbers nor does he play for them. He is able to adopt a role player profile.

-He's a good rebounder with good second jumps. Very strong in offensive rebounding, an asset in harmony with his ability to finish down low without lowering the ball. In his third year in Virginia, playing next to rebounders such as Dario Atkins and Mike Tobey, he got the 15.5% of the offensive rebounds of his team, an excellent number.

-He knows how to work his hands and is not afraid of contact even though he needs to strengthen his body to defend down low at the '5' position. His motor varies from evening to evening. Good perception. Last year he found himself in a completely different environment and a high-level professional league and he responded exceptionally, armed with his persistence to play on his strengths. Above average athleticism.

-He has grown up in a low pace offense and a group with clear defensive orientations (Virginia). Olympiacos' environment (even if transitioning to Euroleague is very demanding) will be familiar.. It's intriguing to watch a main player of Tony Bennett's team integrating into maybe the best defensive team in Euroleague and playing under Yiannis Sfairopoulos. Truth is that (pay attention to this) Gill has still defensive weaknesses that in my opinion are anything but insignificant at Euroleague level. He is often distracted defending away from the ball and there is room to improve his footwork even though we are talking about a PF who can run the court fairly well. It is obvious when you watch him defend high against fast guards. I estimate that he may soon improve this, taking into account how much his behavior on defense has developed in the last three years.

-He's aggressive when attacking in the paint, especially in miss match situations in his favor. He lowers his body, seeks contact and usually finishes with a baby hook. In these cases his aggression may take him to the free throw line. He was excellent in Virginia's 1-3-1 offense as the last player playing on the base line. His good hands help him there. He is an efficiently offensive player. In his third year in college he got up to 122.3 Offensive Rating and graduated by significantly improving his free throw numbers (67.1%) and an average of 12.8 points.

-The most important of all Leaving his college he was a substantial offensive presence in the paint without good execution outside of it. His shooting was a weakness that shut the NBA door for him. He worked hard on this, transforming into a decent shooter last year in Giresum and TBL. He finished the season with 46.5% three pointers (43 attempts in 30 matches), 69.3% in two pointers and 76.5% in free throws. . He has now added Face up game in his repertoire and his improvement in peripheral execution was necessary to support the frequent use of 1 in-4 out offense used by Trifunovic in Yesilgiserum in order to pave the way for Ricky Ledo to step onto the paint. Olympiacos also started several plays this year with this formation.

-A decent ball handler which he capitalized in close out offense situations as well as in secondary transition execution. He still learns how to read. He is prone to turn the ball over when he stops dribbling in offense (either vertically or in post ups on the low post).

- A very competitive character. In his years there, Virginia had the ambition to create a team that would challenge teams with much higher star quality and starting from this, they forged their respective characters on a personal level. In the last season, the 25-year-old forward had his best games against the elite teams of the TBL. Have a look

Gill vs Fenerbahce

14 PTS (7/9 FG)- 5 REB

20 PTS (7/8 FG- 4/4 FT)-6 REB-2 STL

Gill vs Anadolu

21 PTS (9/13 FG)- 5 REB

15 PTS (7/7 FG)- 4 REB-2 STL

Gill vs Darussafaka

13 PTS (5/8 FG- 3/3 FT)- 10 REB- 2 AST

20 PTS (8/10 FG-3/3 FT)- 8 REB- 2 BLK

He finished his first professional season in Yesilgiresun (10-20, finished 11th in the standings) with: 14.4 PTS (69.3% 2PT- 46.5% 3PT- 76.5% FT)- 6.9 REB (2.6 OFF REB) - 0.9 AST- 0.6 STL- 0.5 BLK and 1.8 TO in 30.3.

Anthony Gill is a player whose game is still evolving. I think he deserves some attention from Olympiacos now that his price is still very low as he can add some quality minutes behind Printezis with the hustling and efficiency that characterize his actions. This is a Birch-like case (completely unrelated game-wise, entirely different players) where the raw material is there and may be translated pretty well in the Euroleague in this particular system, and up his value in the market. I think his case would be proper money placement in a player that comes from the bench and is able to give a good boost to the team in the second half of the season..




Brose Baskets to sign Daniel Hackett - by Eurobasket News

Brose Baskets Bamberg (BBL) to sign 30-year old Italian international guard Daniel Hackett (199-94kg-87, college: USC). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Hackett played most recently at Olympiacos in Greek A1 league, but left the team in Dec.'16. In 9 games he had 3.8ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.9apg last season. Hackett also played 11 games in Euroleague where he recorded 5.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.6apg. He won Greek League championship title. Hackett was voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League 3rd Team in 2016.
He has been also a member of Italian international program for some years. Hackett has regularly played for Italian senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2007.
He represented Italy at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 3.0ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.8apg.
Hackett has played also professionally for other Italian teams like Armani Milano, Benetton Treviso, VL Pesaro and Mens Sana 1871 Siena.
He attended University of Southern California until 2009 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.
Hackett could be described: A very promising perimeter player, who has great passing skills and court vision, very mature for his age; He's not a great athlete, but is yet a very good scorer, who can create his own shot and score in clutch moments;.

Brose Baskets Bamberg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikolaos Zisis
Daniel Hackett
Bryce Taylor

Forwards:
Elias Harris
Augustine Rubit
Luka Mitrovic
Arnoldas Kulboka

Coach: Andrea Trinchieri

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Coach Simone Pianigiani (ex Hapoel J-M) agreed terms with EA7 Armani - by Eurobasket News

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Serie A) inked 48-year old Italian coach Simone Pianigiani. He coached most recently at Hapoel Jerusalem in Israeli Winner League. He helped them to win the league title and the cup. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Coach of the Year.
Pianigiani was coaching Italian Senior National Team between 2010 and 2014.
He has coached previously professionally in Turkey (Fenerbahce) and Italy (Mens Sana 1871 Siena).

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Khimki tabs Charles Jenkins, ex Crvena Zvezda - by Eurobasket News

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) inked 28-year old American (has also Serbian passport) shooting guard Charles Jenkins (191-100kg-89, college: Hofstra). He played most recently at Crvena Zvezda in Serbian KLS league. Jenkins managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 18 KLS games he averaged 8.1ppg, 1.8rpg, 3.2apg and 1.8spg. He helped them to win the league title. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Honorable Mention. Jenkins also played 30 games in Euroleague where he had 9.4ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.6apg and 2.1spg. And finally he contributed to 32 games in ABA League where he recorded 9.8ppg, 2.0rpg, 3.1apg and 1.3spg (leader !!!).
He received Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League 1st Team award 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 and the cup. 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).
His game is described as: 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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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

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Khimki hires coach Giorgos Bartzokas - by Eurobasket News

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) signed experienced 52-year old Greek coach Giorgos Bartzokas (agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He coached last season at FC Barcelona in Spanish Liga Endesa.
The previous (15-16) season Bartzokas coached at Lokomotiv.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Europe Coach of the Year back in 2013.
Bartzokas has coached also professionally for other Greek teams like Olympiacos and Gymnastikos Olympia Larissas.

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Panathinaikos tab Zach Auguste - by Eurobasket News

Panathinaikos Athens (A1) inked 24-year old American center Zach Auguste (208-110kg-93, college: Notre Dame, agency: Pensack Sports). He played most recently at Muratbey Usak Sportlif Basketbol in Turkish BSL league. Auguste managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 23 BSL games he averaged 11.7ppg and 7.5rpg. He also played 4 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had very impressive stats: 17.8ppg, 8.5rpg and 1.5spg. Auguste helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. And finally he contributed to 11 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 13.4ppg and 8.8rpg. Auguste also spent pre-season at the Lakers in NBA that year.
Among other achievements his team made it to the ACC Tournament Semifinals in 2016. Auguste received also All-ACC 3rd Team award in 2016 at his college time.
Auguste has played also professionally in .
He attended University of Notre Dame until 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.
Auguste's game is described as: by Chris Mammides (August 2014)
The Greek-American a talented and skilled individual, an all around frontcourt player is improving day by day focusing mainly in his talent and hard work joining an amazing good basketball program in Notre Dame coming as one of the top men in the (N.H.) School , Zachary is expected to lead his college in both points and rebounds in his junior season and of course to keep on the same paste on his sophomore, at the same time due to his above average Basketball IQ he is very useful in many edges in the court. He is great in his extra curricula and also he is quite active in the various community services (awarded in the bronze level), and he is active as a member of the St. Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church. He is working very hard every summer and that is the reason why his numbers are totally amazing season by season. A versatile player who is at his best playing above the rim with great defensive skills and timing in the air. Solid physical player with natural power can defend against much bigger guys with great results. During his last evolvements he focused on slowing down the pace of his game and working on his consistency of play at both ends of the floor and has great results so far. Gets up and down floor well ... can step away from the basket and shoot a jump shot away from the basket ... good ball handler ... has scored in double figures 10 times during his career. In his first two years with the the Notre Dam, Auguste often was in a hurry with about every aspect of the game. He played fast on the court; he talked quickly off it. He so wanted to play a key role that it left him all wound up and running in circles, not sure where he fit. As a freshman, preseason sprains twice to the same ankle derailed any idea that Auguste could crack a veteran rotation. Then-senior Jack Cooley had locked down all the low-post minutes. Generally, Auguste is of great material, he will pursue a professional career as he has all the elements to become a great player either in NBA or in the European courts. He will eventually be among the top men of the Greek NT
.

Panathinaikos Athens roster for 2017-2018:

Ioannis Bourousis
Nikos Pappas
Nick Calathes
Kenny Gabriel
Eleftherios Bochoridis
Lukas Lekavicius
Vasileios Charalampopoulos
Zach Auguste
Michail Lountzis
Karolos Alvertis
Giannis Hatziveroglou
Vassilis Staurakoukas

Coach: Xavier Pascual

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CSKA Moscow sign Lopatin to five-year deal - by Eurobasket News

CSKA Moscow (VTB) signed a five-year deal with 19-year old small forward Andrei Lopatin (208-91kg-98, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). Lopatin has played for the last two years at CSKA Moscow 2nd team in Russian U23 League.
Lopatin won Russian U23 League championship title in 2016.
He represented Russia at the European Championships U18 in Samsun (Turkey) last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.5spg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 34.6%, FT: 55.6%.
Lopatin has played previously for two other teams: Trinta Moscow and MBA Moscow.

CSKA Moscow roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Leo Westermann
Cory Higgins

Forwards:
Andrey Vorontsevich
Will Clyburn
Andrei Lopatin

Center:
Kyle Hines

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Hammonds starts his pro career at BC Nokia - by Eurobasket News

BC Nokia (Korisliiga) agreed terms with 23-year old American small forward Leyton Hammonds (203-98kg-94, agency: Inception Sports). Hammonds just graduated from Oklahoma State University (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 33 games he had 8.1ppg and 4.9rpg last season.
As mentioned above Hammonds is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

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Anis Gabsi joins Challans - by Eurobasket News

Vendee Challans Basket (NM1) agreed terms with 24-year old swingman Anis Gabsi (198-93) from Angers BC 49. In 33 NM1 games he had 4.8ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.2spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Gabsi played at ADA Blois where in 32 NM1 games he recorded just 2.8ppg and 1.5rpg. He helped them to win the NM1 title (twice).
Gabsi was a member of French U18 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
He has played previously for Entente Orleans 45.

Vendee Challans Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ibrahim Saounera
Paul Turpin
Jordan Barham

Forward:
Anis Gabsi

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Challans land Vaidotas Pridotkas - by Eurobasket News

Vendee Challans Basket (NM1) tabbed 33-year old Lithuanian forward Vaidotas Pridotkas (200-100kg-84). He is not a newcomer in French League as he played most recently at Union Tours in the NM2.
The previous (15-16) season Pridotkas played at UB Chartres where in 35 NM1 games he was third best scorer with impressive 17.1ppg and recorded 6.7rpg and 2.1apg. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-French NM1 Bosman Player of the Year and selected to 2nd Team.
Pridotkas' team made it to the NM1 Play-Offs Semifinals in 2015.
He was a member of Lithuanian U21 National Team back in 2005.
Pridotkas has played previously professionally in France (Chalons Reims, Etendard de Brest, Rueil and Charleville Mezieres) and Lithuania (Neptunas, Siauliai and Vytautas).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: Coaches call him high IQ on the court due to his great ability to read the game. Very wise player. Vaidotas is an athletic forward who can make an impact on a game in numerous ways. He runs the floor well, can put the ball on the floor and gets to the rim with ease Vaidotas is a great rebounder that loves to play above the rim. He loves to play with his back to the basket, but has the ability to step out and knock down the three-point or mid-range shot. Defensively, Vaidotas holds his position well, which makes him a nightmare on the boards. He is quick enough to lockdown smaller guards and big enough to guard the post player.
Vaidotas has a great work ethic and brings tenacity every time he steps on the court. His demeanor and attitude are excellent on the court which shows his passion of the game
.

Vendee Challans Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ibrahim Saounera
Paul Turpin
Jordan Barham

Forwards:
Vaidotas Pridotkas
Anis Gabsi

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Sane leaves Paris-Levallois - by Eurobasket News

27-year old former international power forward Landing Sane (207-90) left Paris-Levallois (ProA). Sane has played there for the last four years. He played there also last season. In 38 ProA games he averaged 8.1ppg and 3.5rpg. Sane helped them to make it to the semifinals.
He was also a member of French international program for some years. Sane played for French Senior National Team in 2014 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2010.
He represented France at the World Championships U19 in New Zealand eight years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 4.6ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.4bpg.
Sane has played previously for two other teams: Hyeres-Toulon and CFBB.

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 (via @basketeurope)

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Gries/Oberhoffen adds Sylla to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Gries/Oberhoffen BC (NM1) added to their roster 25-year old guard Oumarou Sylla (185-92). He played last season at Cergy-Pontoise in the NM2.
The previous (15-16) season Sylla was tested by ESSM Le Portel Cote d'Opale (ProB).
He won NM2 Group C in 2017.
Sylla has played previously for two other teams: Vendee Challans and Aubenas.

Gries/Oberhoffen BC roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Xavier Forcada
Simon Cretaux
Oumarou Sylla

Forward:
Asier Zengotitabengoa

Center:
Ludovic Negrobar

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Giovan Oniangue leaves Paris-Levallois - by Eurobasket News

26-year old naturalized Congolese small forward Giovan Oniangue (198-91) left Paris-Levallois (ProA) from Oniangue has played there for the last eight years. He played there also last season. In 11 ProA games he recorded 3.3ppg and 1.6rpg. Oniangue helped them to make it to the semifinals.
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 Oniangue received Afrobasket.com All-African Championships Honorable Mention award back in 2013.
He represented France at the Afrobasket Championships in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) four years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 14.8ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.0apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 45.5%, 3PT: 26.8%, FT: 57.9%.

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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Hyeres-Toulon keeps Prenom for another season - by Eurobasket News

Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket (ProA) re-signed 26-year old former international center Ferdinand Prenom (203-91). He played there last season. In 34 ProA games he averaged 9.2ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.1apg.
The previous (15-16) season Prenom played at SO Maritime Boulogne (ProB) where in 35 games he had 12.7ppg, 6.0rpg and 2.3apg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements Prenom's team made it to the ProA Semifinals in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Most Improved Player of the Year award back in 2012.
Prenom was also a member of French international program for some years. He played for French Senior National Team in 2014 and previously for U18 National Team in 2009.
Prenom represented France at the European Championships U20 in Bilbao (Spain) six years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 9 games: 4.3ppg, 3.0rpg.
Prenom has played previously for two other teams: Olympique Antibes and JDA Dijon.

Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Timothe Vergiat
Theo Bouteille

Forward:
Raymond Cowels_III

Centers:
Ferdinand Prenom
Emryss Mormin

Coach: Emmanuel Schmitt

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Greg Sequele is a newcomer at GET Vosges - by Eurobasket News

Golbey Espinal Thaon Vosges (NM1) strengthened their roster with addition of forward Greg Sequele (206-98kg, college: De Paul) from Vendee Challans Basket. In 6 NM1 games he recorded just 2.2ppg and 1.8rpg in 2015-16 season.
Sequele graduated from De Paul University in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

Golbey Espinal Thaon Vosges roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Thomas Vincent

Forwards:
Malik Sidibe
Greg Sequele
Cyril Scherrens

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Remy Pedeboscq signs at Marseille - by Eurobasket News

Stade Marseillais UC (NM2) landed 21-year old guard Remy Pedeboscq (198-96) from Aubenas US. He helped them to win the group title.
The previous (15-16) season Pedeboscq played at JSA Bordeaux (NM1). But in 13 games he averaged just 1.4ppg.

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GET Vosges land Malik Sidibe - by Eurobasket News

Golbey Espinal Thaon Vosges (NM1) tabbed 24-year old small forward Malik Sidibe (198-93). He has played for the last three years at Stade de Vanves in the NM2.
Sidibe won NM1 Play-Offs in 2014.
He has played previously for two other teams: Angers BC and JL Bourg.

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French U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

French U16 National Team 2017
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Arthur Bouba
Bouba
Timothe Crusol
Crusol
Killian Hayes
Hayes
Essome Miyem
Miyem
Lorenzo Thirouard-Samson
Thirouard-Samson
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Milan Barbitch 185-G-01 CFBB France
Daniel Batcho
Arthur Bouba 201-PF-01 Cholet France
Maxime Carene 202-C-01 CFBB France
Timothe Crusol 186-G-01 CFBB France
Victor Diallo 196-C-01 CFBB France
Abdel-Majid Gory
Killian Hayes 194-G-01 Cholet France
Louis Marnette 194-G-01 Gravelines France
Yvann Mbaya
Essome Miyem 208-C-01 CFBB France
Yvan Ouedraogo
Lorenzo Thirouard-Samson 196-F-01 CFBB France
Sya Plaucoste

Bernard Faure Head Coach CFBB France
David Gallois Assistant
Christophe Simon Assistant



Boncourt adds Savon to their roster - by Luca Maffioli

BC Boncourt Red Team (LNA) added to their roster 21-year old forward Amir Savon (201-89kg-96, college: Mississippi Valley State) from BC Winterthur. In 24 LNA games in Switzerland he recorded 4.7ppg and 4.0rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Savon played at 5 STELLE SAM Basket Massagno. But in 6 LNA games he averaged just 1.0ppg.
He has played previously for two other teams: Bern and Rising Stars.
Savon attended Mississippi Valley State until 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

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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.

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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

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Chalon signs Adam Smith, ex Roseto - by Eurobasket News

ES Chalon-Sur-Saone (ProA) signed 25-year old American point guard Adam Smith (185-77kg-92, college: Georgia Tech). He played last season at Mec-Energy Roseto in Italian Serie A2. In 37 games he was second best scorer with impressive 23.6ppg and averaged 3.0rpg, 2.4apg and 1.0spg. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Guard of the Year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Smith was voted HS AJC's Southside Player of the Year back in 2010 and 2011 at his college time.
Smith graduated from Georgia Tech in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

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

Guards:
Jeremy Nzeulie
Arthur Rozenfeld
Adam Smith
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

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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

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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

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Karpos Sokoli land Kire Nikolovski - by Mario Divanisov

Macedonian vice-champion Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje continued to straighten their roster for the upcoming season. After they continued their co-operation with the Serbian center Dragan Labovic (207-F/C-87, agency: Alti Sport) the "falcons" sealed their strength underneath the baskets by adding Macedonian national member Kiril Nikolovski (210-F/C-88)

The 29-year old spent his last two seasons with KK Feni Industries where he managed to become one of the leaders of the team, eventually leading them to the Cup finals in the previous season. Last year he managed to play 22 games for his team in the domestic championship scoring an average of 12.5ppg and 6.5rpg, as well as an average of 13.5ppg and 6.0rpg in 12 games played in the BIBL League.

For Nikolovski this will be his comeback at the capital city where he managed to play for KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom in several terms, as well as one season for Vardar Osiguruvanje.



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Gabonese National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Gabonese National Team 2017
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Lerry Essono Mve
Essono Mve
Sylvere Abessolo
Abessolo
Francis Kobangoye
Kobangoye
Adam Obangome
Obangome
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4Tonny Boussougou 90
5Alan Ndikuedi
6Dean Bezazouma 88
7Lerry Essono Mve 199-F-92 Tali Somo Gabon
8Jeriel Dinga
9Sylvere Abessolo 194-F/G-83 Tali Somo Gabon
10Francis Kobangoye 192-G-90 Libreville ID Gabon
11Marien Ellang 89
12Gildas Ngoua Rangers Gabon
13Jean Iworce 82
14Channick Ndong Nkoma
15Adam Obangome 205-C-98




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Tofas ink Raymar Morgan, ex Ratiopharm - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Tofas Bursa (BSL) agreed terms with 29-year old American power forward Raymar Morgan (203-100kg-88, college: Michigan State). He has played for the last two seasons at Ratiopharm in German BBL league. In 42 games he had very impressive stats: 17.7ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.9apg last season. Morgan helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Player of the Year, Center of the Year and named to 1st Team. Morgan also played 14 games in Eurocup where he was second best scorer with 14.4ppg and averaged 4.1rpg, 1.4apg and 1.3spg.
Morgan has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He is quite experienced player. Morgan has played also professionally in Greece (Panathinaikos), Israel (Maccabi Rishon, GreenTops Netanya and Ironi Ashkelon) and Turkey (Pinar Karsiyaka).
He attended Michigan State until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.
Morgan could be described: Versatile big man with great defensive skills and the ability to defend four positions ... Strong rebounder ... Great work ethic as he continues to improve his offensive game.

Tofas Bursa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Baris Ermis
Pierria Henry
Kadir Bayram
Yigit Arslan

Forwards:
Sammy Mejia
Tony Crocker

Centers:
Raymar Morgan
Kenny Kadji
Muhsin Yasar

Coach: Orhun Ene

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Martin Schiller To Coach In G League For The Salt Lake City Stars - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Martin Schiller has made the big jump across the pond and will make a huge step in his coaching career getting the head coaching job with G league team Salt Lake City Stars. Martin Schiller is not an unknown coach in the German basketball world as he last was an assistant for John Patrick with Ludwigsburg. Schiller has the Bristish/Austrian citzenship and has a resumee filled with basketball stops as a coach. In the EasyCredit BBL he was an assistant not only in Ludwigsburg, but five years with the Artland Dragons. He also was an assistant with ART Dusseldorf Magics (2.Bundesliga) and Kraftwerk Wels (Austria-A Bundesliga) as well as their youth coordinator for three seasons. He also coached TSG Bergedorf (Regionalliga) in the 2006-2007 season.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been Coach Assistant: Austrian U16 National Team -10, European Championships U16 Division B in Tallinn (Estonia) -10, German Bundesliga All Star Game -11, 14, German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals -11, 13, 17, German Bundesliga Semifinals -11, 12, 14, EuroChallenge Quarterfinal -12, German Bundesliga Quarterfinals - 13, Coach Assistant: German U20 National Team -14, Coach Assistant: German National Team -15
European Championships -15, and Basketball Champions League Quarterfinals -17



Gotha Adds Dino Dizdarevic - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

After 4 years with Baunach, Dino Dizdarevic (193-G-95) will make a new start in his professional career with Gotha in the BBL. Dino Dizdarevic is a 22 year old 193cm guard that had a serious injury last season which made him miss most of it. The season before the German played 27 Pro A games averaging 5.1ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 45.8%, 3PT: 31.9%, FT: 55.3%. "Dino took part in the Bamberg youth program and also played with German youth national teams. He missed last season due to a foot injury and gets a new start with us. He knows that he needs to work hard and is looking forward to the challenge", Wolfgang Heyder.

Dizdarevic started his basketball career in 2009 with the TSV Troester Breitenguessbach junior team. He played 26 Pro B games for TSV Troester Breitenguessbach from 2012-2014. He also played with the Regnitztal Baskets (Regionalliga) playing10 games averaging 12.7ppg, and played also at Troester Cybex Breitenguessbach U19 team (NBBL). "I am looking forward to play with Gotha. I am happy that I can make the next step in the BBL and I think we will make the one or other surprise", stressed Dino Dizdarevic. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been German U16 National Team -10-11, German U15 National Team -10, European Championships U16 in Czech Republic -11: 7 games: 2.7ppg, 2.1rpg, Eurobasket.com All-Regionalliga South-East Newcomer of the Year -12, German NBBL Championships Winner -12, Torneo Citta di Roma International Junior Tournament -13, German U18 National Team -13, German NBBL Championships Finalist -13, German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Finalist -14, German U20 National Team -15
and European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) -15: 9 games: 3.7ppg, 1.2rpg

Source:Gotha Rockets




Ron Curry Signs With The Telekom Baskets Bonn - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The Telekom Baskets Bonn have bolsterd their guard rotation with Ron Curry (191-G-93, college: JMU, agency: Three Eye Sports). Curry is a 23 year old 191 cm guard from Pennsauken, New Jersey that will be going into his second professional season and first in Germany in the EasyCredit BBL. The ex James Madison standout played his rookie season last year with Krka Novo Mesto (Slovenia-Liga NovaKBM) playing 31 games averaging 12.0ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.5apg, FGP: 55.6%, 3PT: 39.7%, FT: 87.2%;. He also played in the Adriatic League: 26 games: 11.0ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 46.4%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 76.9%. "We got a young player with Ron and he showed in his rookie season that he could play both guard positions", stressed head coach Predrag Krunic. Last season in the Slovenian league he scored in double figures in 20 games including a 31 point outburst against Hopsi Polzeia. In the ABA league he scored in double figures in 16 games including a 22 point game against Igokea.

Curry started his basketball career at JMU (NCAA) in 2012 and as a freshman played 34 games averaging 5.7ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.8apg, FGP: 38.8%, 3PT: 28.0%, FT: 68.8%. In hiss econd season at JMU he played 29 games avergaing 12.1ppg, 3.6rpg, 3.3apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 52.4%, 3PT: 24.4%, FT: 66.4%. In his junior season he played 33 games averaging 13.9ppg, 3.8rpg, 4.3apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 39.1%, 3PT: 42.2%, FT: 73.7%. As a senior at LMU, he played 32 games averaging 17.2ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.8apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 51.6%, 3PT: 36.5%, FT: 74.4%. Some of his best scoring games at JMU was a 31 point game against Hofstra and a 28 point game against NC-Wilmington. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been CAA Tournament Winner -13, CAA Regular Season Co-Champion -15, All-CAA 2nd Team -15, NABC All-District 10 2nd Team -15, All-CAA 1st Team -16, CAA All-Defensive Team -16, NABC All-District 10 1st Team -16, Slovenian Supercup Winner -17, Slovenian Cup Finalist -17, Slovenian League Regular Season Champion -17, Slovenian League Semifinals -17
and Eurobasket.com Slovenian League All-Imports Team -17.

Source:Telekom Baskets Bonn



Kevin Wysocki Returns Back To The ScanPlus Baskets - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

His brother Konrad Wysocki is five years older, but has played for less than half of the number of teams that Kevin has played for as at the age of 30 he can look back at 15 organizations and it isn't often that he returns back to an old stomping ground, but he will return back to Elchingen this season and ball for the ScanPlus Baskets with whom he did in the 2015-2016 season. Last season, he took a step back playing with the MTV 1846 Giessen II (Germany-Oberliga) and then moved to TS Longhorns Herzogenaurach (Germany-Regionalliga) playing 6 games averaging 16.2ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.0apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 52.9%, 3PT: 18.8%, FT: 51.6%. Two seasons ago with the ScanPlus Baskets he played 16 games averaging 12.9ppg, 4.6rpg, 4.2apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 53.2%, 3PT: 26.5%, FT: 59.6%. In that season he scored in double figures in 12 of 16 games including a 27 point explosion against Weissenhorn.

Kevin Wysocki (200-SF-87, agency: Octagon Europe) started his basketball career in 2005 with the SOBA Dragons Rhoendorf (2.Bundesliga) playing 9 games averaging 2.4ppg, 1.2rpg. In the 2006-2007 season he moved to NVV Lions Moenchengladbach (2.Bundesliga) playing 15 games averaging 3.5ppg, 1.8rpg. In the 2007-2008 season he played for VfL Kirchheim Knights (ProB) playing 27 games: averaging 5.4ppg, 2.6rpg, 2FGP: 43.6%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 56.5%. In the 2008-2009 season he got further experience with the Spot Up Medien Baskets Braunschweig (ProB) playing 22 games averaging 16.5ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.4apg, 2.0spg, FGP: 49.5%, 3PT: 25.8%, FT: 63.1%, had also a license to play at New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig (1.Bundesliga) playing 9 games averaging 1.2ppg. In the 2009-2010 season he played 4 games with the New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig and then moved to Science City Jena (ProA) playing 16 games averaging 12.7ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 57.3%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 51.9%. In the 2010-2011 season he moved to Science City Jena (ProA) playing 11 games averaging 10.5ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 46.8%, 3PT: 22.7%, FT: 70.7%; left in Jan.'11, later that month moved to s Oliver Baskets Wuerzburg (ProA) playing 14 games averaging 7.9ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 48.6%, 3PT: 27.8%, FT: 48.1%. In the 2011-2012 season he played with the ETB Wohnbau Baskets Essen (ProA) playing 22 games averaging 12.3ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 46.7%, 3PT: 28.8%, FT: 66.7%. In the 2012-2013 season he went back to Science City Jena (ProA) playing 30 games averaging 9.9ppg, 3.7rpg, FGP: 47.1%, 3PT: 27.8%, FT: 68.6%. In the 2013-2014 season he moved to BBC Magdeburg (ProA) playing 10 games avergaing 11.6ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 39.3%, 3FGP: 27.6%, FT: 61.1%, in Jan.'14 moved to BG Topstar Leitershofen/Stadtbergen (ProB) playing 14 games averaging 13.8ppg, 4.9rpg, 2.9apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 32.9%, 3PT: 20.8%, FT: 65.3%. In the 2014-2015 season he got new experience with Stabill Jezioro Tarnobrzeg (TBL) playing 29 games averaging 10.1ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.8apg, FGP: 41.6%, 3PT: 23.1%, FT: 63.6%. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been German Bundesliga U-20 All-Star Game -07, German U20 National Team -07, German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Regular Season Runner-Up -08, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Most Improved Player of the Year -09, German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Runner-Up -11, and German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Semifinals -13



Julian Scott (Iserlohn) I'm A Smarter Player Regarding Decisions That 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.




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



The WWU Baskets Add Stefan Wess - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Regionalliga team WWU Munster have added Stefan Wess (204-SF-94). Wess is a 23 year old 204cm small forward that brings 85 pro B and 35 Pro A games experience back to Munster where he started his career. Last season he played for BV Chemnitz playing 35 games averaging 2.4ppg, 1.2rpg. "I have followed the team and feel that we can play at a higher level. I want my arrival to be a signal that we can achieve something together here", stressed Stefan Wess. Wess started his career with UBC Muenster (Regionalliga) in 2011 playing 23 games averaging 4.5ppg, 1.7rpg. In 2013, he moved to Baskets Akad.Weser-Ems/Oldenburger TB (ProB): where he played until 2016 and in his last season amde his breakthrough there averaging 11.3ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 47.4%, 3PT: 41.5%, FT: 79.2%. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been German U18 National Team -12, Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Mannheim (Germany) -12, European Championships U18 in Lithuania -12: 9 games: 1.1ppg, 1.2rpg, German U20 National Team -13
German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Champion -14, 15, and German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Semifinals -17.

Source:WWU Baskets




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






Openjobmetis VA could tab Cameron Wells, ex Giessen 46ers - by Eurobasket News

Openjobmetis Varese (Serie A) is close to add to their roster 29-year old American point guard Cameron Wells (186-94kg-88, college: Citadel) who played last time at Giessen 46ers in Germany. Wells has played there for the last three years. In 33 BBL games he recorded 14.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.0apg and 1.2spg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Wells won German 2.Bundesliga Pro A championship title in 2015. He was also voted NABC Division I All-District 22 1st Team back in 2010 and 2011 at his college time.
Wells has played previously professionally also in Holland (Zwolle).
He attended Citadel until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

Openjobmetis Varese roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nicola Natali
Antabia Waller
Matteo Tambone

Forwards:
Giancarlo Ferrero
Stan Okoye

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Koeln Rh.Stars add Ramsey to their roster, ex Apoel - by Eurobasket News

Rhein Stars Koeln (ProA) added to their roster 30-year old American power forward Keith Ramsey (205-98kg-87, college: Missouri). He played most recently at Apoel in Cypriot Division A. In 28 games he recorded 9.5ppg, 7.8rpg (#5 in the league), 2.4apg and 1.7spg in 2015-16 season. Ramsey helped them to win the cup and make to league final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League 2nd Team and All-Defensive Team.
The previous (14-15) season he played at Phoenix Hagen (BBL) where in 32 games he averaged 10.6ppg, 6.2rpg, 2.2apg, 1.3spg and 1.1bpg.
Ramsey won German Regionalliga (West Group) championship title in 2014.
He has played also professionally in Israel (Ironi Ramat Gan), Spain (Promobys Tijola) and Sweden (BC Lulea).
Ramsey attended University of Missouri until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.

Rhein Stars Koeln roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Besnik Bekteshi
Max DiLeo
Jesse Morgan
Matt Vest

Centers:
Keith Ramsey
Andreas Wenzl
Dennis Heinzmann

Coach: Denis Wucherer

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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.

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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

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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

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Jordan Parks (ex Alma Trieste) joins Telekom Bsk - by Eurobasket News

Telekom Baskets Bonn (BBL) agreed terms with 23-year old American forward Jordan Parks (201-91kg-94, college: N.C.Central, agency: Two Points). He has played for the last two seasons at Alma Trieste in Italian Serie A2. In 45 games he had 14.3ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.7apg, 1.3spg and 1.3bpg last season. Parks helped them to make it to the final. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won MEAC Regular Season for two years in a row (2014 and 2015). Parks was also voted NABC All-District 15 1st Team in 2015 at his college time.
Parks graduated from N.Carolina Central in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

Telekom Baskets Bonn roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Josh Mayo
T.J. DiLeo

Forwards:
Martin Breunig
Jordan Parks

Center:
Julian Jasinski

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Drake receives commitment from German forward - by Eurobasket News

Niko Medved expressed optimism last month when he said he didn't think he was finished adding players to the Bulldogs' 2017 recruiting class. "We're not done yet, hopefully," he said at the Coaches vs. Cancer fundraiser. "We've still got some work to do in 2017 and there's some opportunities out there." The Drake basketball program pounced on one of those opportunities late Monday night. Antonio Pilipovic (6'6''-F-97), a 6-foot-6 forward from Germany, pledged his commitment to Drake. He joins guards Jalen Gibbs and Noah Thomas to create a three-member 2017 recruiting class for Medved and his staff. Pilipovic is expected to sign soon. Pilipovic has spent the last two years with the Rhein Stars in Cologne, Germany, part of Germany's ProA basketball league. During the 2015-16 season, Pilipovic played in 20 of 29 games and shot 39 percent from the field.
Courtesy of: desmoinesregister.com



Brose Baskets to sign Daniel Hackett - by Eurobasket News

Brose Baskets Bamberg (BBL) to sign 30-year old Italian international guard Daniel Hackett (199-94kg-87, college: USC). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Hackett played most recently at Olympiacos in Greek A1 league, but left the team in Dec.'16. In 9 games he had 3.8ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.9apg last season. Hackett also played 11 games in Euroleague where he recorded 5.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.6apg. He won Greek League championship title. Hackett was voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League 3rd Team in 2016.
He has been also a member of Italian international program for some years. Hackett has regularly played for Italian senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2007.
He represented Italy at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 3.0ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.8apg.
Hackett has played also professionally for other Italian teams like Armani Milano, Benetton Treviso, VL Pesaro and Mens Sana 1871 Siena.
He attended University of Southern California until 2009 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.
Hackett could be described: A very promising perimeter player, who has great passing skills and court vision, very mature for his age; He's not a great athlete, but is yet a very good scorer, who can create his own shot and score in clutch moments;.

Brose Baskets Bamberg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikolaos Zisis
Daniel Hackett
Bryce Taylor

Forwards:
Elias Harris
Augustine Rubit
Luka Mitrovic
Arnoldas Kulboka

Coach: Andrea Trinchieri

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Coach Fotis Katsikaris (ex UCAM Murcia) is a newcomer at Hapoel Jerusalem - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Hapoel Jerusalem (Winner League) will be led by 50-year old Greek coach Fotis Katsikaris (agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He coached most recently at UCAM Murcia in Spanish Liga Endesa. Katsikaris also coached for Lokomotiv (VTB) in Russian league that season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Spanish ACB Supercup Final Four in 2012. Katsikaris received also Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Coach of the Year award back in 2013.
He has been coaching Greek Senior National Team between 2014 and 2017.
Katsikaris has coached previously professionally also in Greece (AEK Athens).

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Coach Fotis Katsikaris (ex UCAM Murcia) takes over at Hapoel Jerusalem - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Hapoel Jerusalem (Winner League) will be led by 50-year old Greek coach Fotis Katsikaris (agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He coached most recently at UCAM Murcia in Spanish Liga Endesa. Katsikaris also coached for Lokomotiv (VTB) in Russian league that season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Spanish ACB Supercup Final Four in 2012. Katsikaris received also Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Coach of the Year award back in 2013.
He has been coaching Greek Senior National Team between 2014 and 2017.
Katsikaris has coached previously professionally also in Greece (AEK Athens).

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Bramos is close to re-sign at Umana Venezia - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Umana Reyer Venezia (Serie A) is about to confirm 30-year old Greek ex-international swingman Michael Bramos (196-102kg-87, college: Miami, OH). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 45 Serie A games he had 9.2ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.6apg last season. Bramos helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Bramos also played 22 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 8.0ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.4apg. He contributed to his team making it to the Basketball Champions League Final Four.
Bramos has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com Greek A1 League All-Domestic Players Team back in 2013.
Bramos also represented Greece at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 4.1ppg, 2.1rpg.
Bramos has played previously professionally in Spain (Gran Canaria) and Greece (Peristeri GS Athens and Panathinaikos).
He attended Miami University, Ohio until 2009 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.

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Panathinaikos tab Zach Auguste - by Eurobasket News

Panathinaikos Athens (A1) inked 24-year old American center Zach Auguste (208-110kg-93, college: Notre Dame, agency: Pensack Sports). He played most recently at Muratbey Usak Sportlif Basketbol in Turkish BSL league. Auguste managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 23 BSL games he averaged 11.7ppg and 7.5rpg. He also played 4 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had very impressive stats: 17.8ppg, 8.5rpg and 1.5spg. Auguste helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. And finally he contributed to 11 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 13.4ppg and 8.8rpg. Auguste also spent pre-season at the Lakers in NBA that year.
Among other achievements his team made it to the ACC Tournament Semifinals in 2016. Auguste received also All-ACC 3rd Team award in 2016 at his college time.
Auguste has played also professionally in .
He attended University of Notre Dame until 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.
Auguste's game is described as: by Chris Mammides (August 2014)
The Greek-American a talented and skilled individual, an all around frontcourt player is improving day by day focusing mainly in his talent and hard work joining an amazing good basketball program in Notre Dame coming as one of the top men in the (N.H.) School , Zachary is expected to lead his college in both points and rebounds in his junior season and of course to keep on the same paste on his sophomore, at the same time due to his above average Basketball IQ he is very useful in many edges in the court. He is great in his extra curricula and also he is quite active in the various community services (awarded in the bronze level), and he is active as a member of the St. Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church. He is working very hard every summer and that is the reason why his numbers are totally amazing season by season. A versatile player who is at his best playing above the rim with great defensive skills and timing in the air. Solid physical player with natural power can defend against much bigger guys with great results. During his last evolvements he focused on slowing down the pace of his game and working on his consistency of play at both ends of the floor and has great results so far. Gets up and down floor well ... can step away from the basket and shoot a jump shot away from the basket ... good ball handler ... has scored in double figures 10 times during his career. In his first two years with the the Notre Dam, Auguste often was in a hurry with about every aspect of the game. He played fast on the court; he talked quickly off it. He so wanted to play a key role that it left him all wound up and running in circles, not sure where he fit. As a freshman, preseason sprains twice to the same ankle derailed any idea that Auguste could crack a veteran rotation. Then-senior Jack Cooley had locked down all the low-post minutes. Generally, Auguste is of great material, he will pursue a professional career as he has all the elements to become a great player either in NBA or in the European courts. He will eventually be among the top men of the Greek NT
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Panathinaikos Athens roster for 2017-2018:

Ioannis Bourousis
Nikos Pappas
Nick Calathes
Kenny Gabriel
Eleftherios Bochoridis
Lukas Lekavicius
Vasileios Charalampopoulos
Zach Auguste
Michail Lountzis
Karolos Alvertis
Giannis Hatziveroglou
Vassilis Staurakoukas

Coach: Xavier Pascual

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Can Anthony Gill be the ideal Printezis' back up? - by Dimitris Katsionis

Focus on Olympiacos's need to acquire a PF who will give the necessary boost to the team and the necessary protection to Giorgos Printezis in the aftermath of his renewed contract. Can Anthony Gill be the ideal Printezis' back up? Let's take a look at his case..

Anthony Gill (6'8-PF-1992)

I first marked his name two years ago, watching him in his amazing team back then, Virginia. It was the best defensive team in the NCAA (along with the Kentucky 'beast') led by coach Tony Bennett. Virginia became famous for its Pack Line defensive approach (we often talked about it throughout the season in the Euroleague), an evolution of the original Pack Line presented many years ago by his father in North Wisconsin, offering several super interesting nights amidst the cold winters of the city with his defensive miracle warming up the fans. It is very important to evaluate the environment of players who may be a target for our teams now or in the future because this process gives us more insight in their education, habits and working standards, which are directly linked to their adjustment period in a certain situation/philosophy..

The principles of Tony Bennett's Pack Line, in which Anthony Gill grew up, are similar to the defensive strategy used on many occasions by our teams as well as by Crvena Zvezda, i.e. the elite defenses of current European basketball. In contrast to ICE and the tendency of most teams of current college basketball to send the ball handler vertically on Side PnR, Gill grew up with a defensive philosophy that consciously pushed the ball to the middle lane, which was impenetrable due to the Pack Line line up (the ball defender high up on it and the other 4 players within an imaginary line) with Bennett looking to reduce the distances between the defenders by limiting the times of the recovers.

Note: Remember how strong Olympiacos was this year (with their own strategy) in defending the middle lane by using Pack Line principles help-wise, except for when they were after clear one on one with Birch.

Born and in the blessed land of North Carolina, Gill wasn't a great defensive player at first. He was, however, forced to work hard on this (coming of a season in South Carolina) as there was no other way to to get playing minutes in a team with such character, and he managed to get all the way to the All-ACC Defensive Team. There are still things for him to improve but his predictions looks ideal for a player who has been progressing rapidly in the past few years, constantly adding things in his game.

Why I'd like to see Gill in Olympiacos

-He is a 2.03 m. forward who covers the'4' position and the '5' in Small ball situations that the Reds word hard on and properly support with the Big SF they have. Automatically, the team acquires more depth and variety of formations by creating a more versatile frontline.

-He is characterized by a strong fighting spirit and is a team player. He's neither preoccupied with numbers nor does he play for them. He is able to adopt a role player profile.

-He's a good rebounder with good second jumps. Very strong in offensive rebounding, an asset in harmony with his ability to finish down low without lowering the ball. In his third year in Virginia, playing next to rebounders such as Dario Atkins and Mike Tobey, he got the 15.5% of the offensive rebounds of his team, an excellent number.

-He knows how to work his hands and is not afraid of contact even though he needs to strengthen his body to defend down low at the '5' position. His motor varies from evening to evening. Good perception. Last year he found himself in a completely different environment and a high-level professional league and he responded exceptionally, armed with his persistence to play on his strengths. Above average athleticism.

-He has grown up in a low pace offense and a group with clear defensive orientations (Virginia). Olympiacos' environment (even if transitioning to Euroleague is very demanding) will be familiar.. It's intriguing to watch a main player of Tony Bennett's team integrating into maybe the best defensive team in Euroleague and playing under Yiannis Sfairopoulos. Truth is that (pay attention to this) Gill has still defensive weaknesses that in my opinion are anything but insignificant at Euroleague level. He is often distracted defending away from the ball and there is room to improve his footwork even though we are talking about a PF who can run the court fairly well. It is obvious when you watch him defend high against fast guards. I estimate that he may soon improve this, taking into account how much his behavior on defense has developed in the last three years.

-He's aggressive when attacking in the paint, especially in miss match situations in his favor. He lowers his body, seeks contact and usually finishes with a baby hook. In these cases his aggression may take him to the free throw line. He was excellent in Virginia's 1-3-1 offense as the last player playing on the base line. His good hands help him there. He is an efficiently offensive player. In his third year in college he got up to 122.3 Offensive Rating and graduated by significantly improving his free throw numbers (67.1%) and an average of 12.8 points.

-The most important of all Leaving his college he was a substantial offensive presence in the paint without good execution outside of it. His shooting was a weakness that shut the NBA door for him. He worked hard on this, transforming into a decent shooter last year in Giresum and TBL. He finished the season with 46.5% three pointers (43 attempts in 30 matches), 69.3% in two pointers and 76.5% in free throws. . He has now added Face up game in his repertoire and his improvement in peripheral execution was necessary to support the frequent use of 1 in-4 out offense used by Trifunovic in Yesilgiserum in order to pave the way for Ricky Ledo to step onto the paint. Olympiacos also started several plays this year with this formation.

-A decent ball handler which he capitalized in close out offense situations as well as in secondary transition execution. He still learns how to read. He is prone to turn the ball over when he stops dribbling in offense (either vertically or in post ups on the low post).

- A very competitive character. In his years there, Virginia had the ambition to create a team that would challenge teams with much higher star quality and starting from this, they forged their respective characters on a personal level. In the last season, the 25-year-old forward had his best games against the elite teams of the TBL. Have a look

Gill vs Fenerbahce

14 PTS (7/9 FG)- 5 REB

20 PTS (7/8 FG- 4/4 FT)-6 REB-2 STL

Gill vs Anadolu

21 PTS (9/13 FG)- 5 REB

15 PTS (7/7 FG)- 4 REB-2 STL

Gill vs Darussafaka

13 PTS (5/8 FG- 3/3 FT)- 10 REB- 2 AST

20 PTS (8/10 FG-3/3 FT)- 8 REB- 2 BLK

He finished his first professional season in Yesilgiresun (10-20, finished 11th in the standings) with: 14.4 PTS (69.3% 2PT- 46.5% 3PT- 76.5% FT)- 6.9 REB (2.6 OFF REB) - 0.9 AST- 0.6 STL- 0.5 BLK and 1.8 TO in 30.3.

Anthony Gill is a player whose game is still evolving. I think he deserves some attention from Olympiacos now that his price is still very low as he can add some quality minutes behind Printezis with the hustling and efficiency that characterize his actions. This is a Birch-like case (completely unrelated game-wise, entirely different players) where the raw material is there and may be translated pretty well in the Euroleague in this particular system, and up his value in the market. I think his case would be proper money placement in a player that comes from the bench and is able to give a good boost to the team in the second half of the season..




Khimki hires coach Giorgos Bartzokas - by Eurobasket News

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) signed experienced 52-year old Greek coach Giorgos Bartzokas (agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He coached last season at FC Barcelona in Spanish Liga Endesa.
The previous (15-16) season Bartzokas coached at Lokomotiv.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Europe Coach of the Year back in 2013.
Bartzokas has coached also professionally for other Greek teams like Olympiacos and Gymnastikos Olympia Larissas.

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Tsochlas signed a new deal with PAOK - by Giorgos Diploidis

Apollonas Tsochlas (189-PG-83) agreed in terms with PAOK Thessaloniki and he will stay in the team of Thessaloniki for the next two years.

The Greek point guard joined PAOK Thessaloniki for the first time the period 2013-2014 coming from Rethymno Cretan Kings and he has been in the team of Thessaloniki for four years.

Yesterday (27/06) PAOK Thessaloniki announced the signing of Thodoris Zaras (197-G-88) and today the renewal of Apollonas Tsochlas (189-PG-83) for the following two years and now they may focus to sign with their first American players for the next period.




Dafni signs Georgios Tsiakos - by Chris Mammides

GS Dafni Dafniou (C) signed experienced 35-year old ex-international power forward Georgios Tsiakos (205-82). He played last season at Holargos B.C. in Greek A2 league. In 15 games he had just 2.8ppg and 1.9rpg. C will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Tsiakos also played that season for Holargos where in 15 C games he recorded only 2.8ppg and 1.9rpg.
He won Greek A2 championship title in 2014.
Tsiakos was a member of Greek international program for some years. He was called to Greek Senior National Team back in 2005 and previously for U20 National Team in 2002.
Tsiakos is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy (Basket Barcellona), Latvia (Ventspils), Spain (Basquet_Mallorca) and Greece (Peristeri GS Athens, PAOK Thessaloniki, Panionios, AEK Athens and Ilysiakos).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Dafni.
Tsiakos could be described: Big fighter, hard worker, puts his body into the fire at any chance, a PF-C who always fights and gains position and therefore rebounds a lot, plays well the post game, has started shooting well from the outside, plays and passes well the high-low, excellent defender against tough big guys.

GS Dafni Dafniou roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasilis Mihopoulos
Stelios Ginis
Giannis Kaponis
Andreas Roumani
Kostas Koufopoulos

Forward:
Christos Tselebis

Center:
Georgios Tsiakos

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Promitheas add Palo to their roster - by Chris Mammides

ASP Promitheas Patras (A1) added to their roster 26-year old American (has also Burkinabe passport) guard Bubu Palo (185-82kg-91, college: Iowa State). He has played for the last two seasons at Sioux Falls Skyforce (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 25 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.3ppg, 4.1rpg and 5.1apg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Palo won D-League championship title in 2016. He was also voted Big 12 All-Academic 1st Team back in 2012 at his college time.
Palo has played also professionally in NBA G League (Texas Legends).
He attended Iowa State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

ASP Promitheas Patras roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Giannis Dimakos
Bubu Palo
Trevor Releford
Nikos Gikas
Theodoris Kyrillis
Konastantinos Adamopoulos
Dimitris Fragiskatos
Panagiotis Gatzios

Forwards:
Mouhammad Faye
Sean Evans
Christos Saloustros
Dimitris Gravas
Petros Geromichalos
Panagiotis Vyrlas

Center:
Stavros Toutziarakis

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Peristeri GS Athens tab Tasos Dimitriadis - by Chris Mammides

Peristeri GS Athens (B) inked experienced 35-year old center Tasos Dimitriadis (204-82). He played most recently at Panionios in the A2. In 28 games he recorded 6.8ppg and 3.3rpg last season. B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Dimitriadis helped them to win the A2 title (twice).
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Greek A2 Co-Center of the Year award in 2015.
Dimitriadis has spent his entire career in Greece playing for five other teams: Koroivos, Ermis Lagkada, Siatista, Kavala and Holargos.
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Peristeri GS Athens.

Peristeri GS Athens roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Igor Milosevic
Thanasis Konstantakopoulos
Georgios Angelou

Forward:
Nikolaos Chougaz

Centers:
Tasos Dimitriadis
Nikos Tsiokos

Coach: Nikos Karagiannis

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Panathinaikos tab Lukas Lekavicius, ex Zalgiris - by Chris Mammides

Defending champion Panathinaikos Athens (A1) inked 23-year old Lithuanian international point guard Lukas Lekavicius (180-76kg-94). He has played for the last two years at Zalgiris in Lithuanian LKL league. In 47 games he averaged 7.8ppg, 2.0rpg and 3.8apg last season. Lekavicius helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Honorable Mention and All-Domestic Players Team. Lekavicius also played 30 games in Euroleague where he had 8.5ppg, 1.9rpg and 3.5apg.
The previous (15-16) season Lekavicius was tested by Vytautas (also in LKL). He contributed to his team making it to the cup final.
Lekavicius has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Lithuanian senior team since 2015 and two years ago for U22 National Team.
Lekavicius represented Lithuania at the European Championships two years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 8 games: 0.6ppg, 1.3apg.
Lekavicius has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like Zalgiris II Kaunas, P.Zvaigzdes and Sabonio.

Panathinaikos Athens roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikos Pappas
Nick Calathes
Eleftherios Bochoridis
Lukas Lekavicius
Michail Lountzis

Forwards:
Kenny Gabriel
Vasileios Charalampopoulos

Center:
Ioannis Bourousis

Coach: Xavier Pascual

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Leiden welcomes back de Jong - by Eurobasket News

Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden (Eredivisie) landed 29-year old Dutch international shooting guard Worthy de Jong (194-88). It is actually his comeback to Leiden as he has played here before. de Jong played most recently at Boulogne in French ProB. In 34 games he averaged 9.7ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.0apg and 1.8spg last season. He helped them to make it to the cup final. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season de Jong played at Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden where in 34 Eredivisie games he had very impressive stats: 16.9ppg, 6.6rpg, 3.4apg and 2.9spg. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league. They also played in the Cup final. They also advanced to the league semifinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Domestic Player of the Year, Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Defensive Player of the Year and selected to 1st Team. de Jong also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he was second best scorer with remarkable 17.2ppg and recorded 5.2rpg, 1.3apg and 2.0spg (leader !!!).
Among other achievements de Jong won Dutch Eredivisie championship title in 2011 and 2013. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Most Improved Player of the Year award back in 2011.
de Jong represented Holland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 13.7ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.3apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 65.4%, 3PT: 46.2%, FT: 66.7%.
de Jong has played previously for two other Dutch teams: Orca's Urk and Rotterdam.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: Strengths: Speed and athleticism. Leadership. World class leaping ability. Lock-down defender. Knock-down three-point shooter. Tight handle. Good vision. High motor. Team player.
Very quick and athletic Player. Unbelievable jumping Ability and also a very good offensive Rebounder. Very creative Player and almost unstoppable in the 1 - 1. Good defender. Good scorer in attacking the Basket and also a good shooter incl. 3pt. Very emotional Player who brings a Lot of Energy to the Team
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Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jessey Voorn
Worthy de_Jong

Forward:
Mohamed Kherrazi

Center:
Floris Versteegh

Coach: Paul Vervaeck

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Vincent Nguyen (ex Den Bosch) is a newcomer at Hanoi Buffalos - by Eurobasket News

Hanoi Buffalos (TBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old Dutch point guard Vincent Nguyen (178-95). He played last season at New Heroes Basketball Den Bosch in Dutch Eredivisie, but left the team in Jan.'17. But in three games he recorded just 1.0ppg. Nguyen's team made it to the Dutch final.
He represented Holland at the European Championships U20 Division B in Szekesfehervar (Hungary) two years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 7.1ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.6apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 55.6%, 3PT: 39.1%, FT: 75.0%.
Nguyen has played also professionally in Belgium (Gembo BBC).

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  HUNGARY  


Toth re-signs at Alba - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion TLI-Alba Fehervar (A Division) confirmed in their roster 29-year old guard Peter Toth (201-88kg-88). He has played there for the last four seasons. But in 22 A Division games he had just 1.6ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.3apg last season. Toth also played 11 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded only 2.2ppg and 1.4apg. His team won Hungarian Cup in 2006 and 2017.
Toth was a member of Hungarian U18 National Team back in 2006.
He has played previously for five other teams: Zalakeramia-ZTE KK, Atomeromu, Kecskemeti Foiskola, Kecskemeti and Gyor-Szol.
On Toth: Peter can play the SF and SG positions. He is a very good 2on2 player. He needs to gain weight because very skinny and it cause problems in his defense. In offense he is very good in transition, but not a good 3-point shooter, he needs to work on his outside shot. Can become a good Hungarian level of player.

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  ICELAND  


Ragnarsson re-signs at Snaefell - by Eurobasket News

Ungmennafelagio Snaefell (D1) confirmed in their roster 24-year old guard Runar Ragnarsson (192-93). He played there last season. Dominos League was a little too high level for him, where in 18 Dominos League games he had just 1.2ppg and 1.9rpg. D1 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.

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  INDIA  


Will Sydney sign the Indian National Team captain? - by Eurobasket News

The Sydney Kings are continuing to explore the possibility of signing Indian big man Amritpal Singh (212-C/F-91). After hosting the bruising centre at their two-day Rookie Camp earlier this month, the Kings have invited Singh to join their 'Sydney Kings Invitational' squad at next month's Atlas Challenge in China. Kings GM Jeff Van Groningen has described Sydney's continued interest in Singh as being 'in an exploratory frame of mind.' Singh, the captain of the Indian National Team, impressed at the NBL Combine in April with his combination of size, strength and touch around the basket. And with the NBL expanding its player eligibility rulings to include Indian nationals - as well as those from numerous other Asian countries - as non-restricted players, interest in Singh has been ongoing. 'We invited Amritpal to our Rookie Camp and he was very good, he competed very well and he definitely held his own,' Van Groningen told NBL Media. 'He really looked like he belonged at that setting. Now that setting was not top-flight NBL setting so the next thing that we need to explore is, as the level goes up does he go up with it?' The Atlas Challenge, played in the city of Suzhou, 100km from Shanghai, will feature high-calibre club and national teams from across the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and the United States. The Kings, whom Van Groningen says have 'a strong streak in us that welcomes the international involvement,' became the first NBL team to sign a Chinese-born player when they added Bo Lui as a development player last year. Rumours recently emerged that the Kings were interested in signing Filipino-American Bobby Ray Parks Jr. but Van Groningen confirmed with NBL Media that they are not. Singh, on the other hand, is intriguing. But unlike Lui, if Singh is to be signed he would need to be one of the Kings' eleven rostered players. 'Last year Bo Lui was definitely at a development player level so there was no problem enacting him in that way,' Van Groningen said. 'Now with Amritpal we need to see if he's at a roster level. We'll see if that determination can be made at the Atlas Challenge or at the Atlas Challenge plus preseason. We're happy to explore that.' Singh, a 6-foot-10 'old-school' centre, is attempting to become the first Indian-born player to compete in the NBL since Eban Hyams played for the Singapore Slingers in 2006-07. 'I am very excited to play for the Sydney Kings at the Atlas Challenge and I am focused on playing well,' Singh told NBL Media from India. 'I want to play to my fullest potential, and prove that the Kings were right to give me this opportunity. 'I want to show that I can fit into their team, that I can be useful to the team. I want to showcase my strengths and my ability to play for the team.' The Kings currently lack size on their 2017-18 roster. With Aleks Maric not expected to return and Julian Khazzouh not offered a contract by the team, Sydney are in the market for two centres; a starter and a back-up. 'Amritpal's an extremely big person, those guys are not easy to find,' Van Groningen said. 'He's got legitimate size from an NBL centre point of view. I mean, he'd be one of the biggest men out there, I think he'd probably be able to stand the block against Nathan (Jawai) in terms of size. 'Of course, Nathan has a lot more to his game than just size. So you look at that and you start to go, 'where does he fit in that?'' Singh, who says he's grown in confidence since the Combine, is determined to show that there's more to his game as well. It's all about seizing the moment. 'Chance toh hai (There is always a chance),' he said. 'If I play well, then I am sure I will be selected. It all comes down to my game.'
Courtesy of: nbl.com.au



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  ISRAEL  


Coach Fotis Katsikaris (ex UCAM Murcia) takes over at Hapoel Jerusalem - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Hapoel Jerusalem (Winner League) will be led by 50-year old Greek coach Fotis Katsikaris (agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He coached most recently at UCAM Murcia in Spanish Liga Endesa. Katsikaris also coached for Lokomotiv (VTB) in Russian league that season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Spanish ACB Supercup Final Four in 2012. Katsikaris received also Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Coach of the Year award back in 2013.
He has been coaching Greek Senior National Team between 2014 and 2017.
Katsikaris has coached previously professionally also in Greece (AEK Athens).

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Sharon Avrahami is a new head coach at Hap.Haifa - by Greg

Hapoel Haifa (National League) will be lead by coach Sharon Avrahami. He has coached for the last two seasons at Hapoel Tel-Aviv in the Winner League.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Avrahami's team made it to the National League Semifinals in 2014. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Israeli National League Coach of the Year back in 2011.
Avrahami was coaching Israeli U18 National Team two years ago and coached also U16 National Team in 2014.

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Guy Goodes rejoins Maccabi Tel Aviv - by Netanel Dahan

Guy Goodes (agency: Avi Zilberman ) signed with Maccabi Tel Aviv, and will be back as an assistant coach under the team's new HC Neven Spahija

Goodes is no stranger to this role, as he held that position in Maccabi Tel Aviv under coach David Blatt for a couple of years, and under coach Neven on 2006-07 season.

His recent stint with the team has been at the role of a HC he spent almost 2 seasons in this position until parting ways with the team.

Goodes holds a reach career as a player, and used to play for Maccabi Tel Aviv as well.

Maccabi have added to their roster a trio of Jewish American players: John Dibartolmeo, Alex Tyus, and Jake Cohen.





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

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Hapoel Beer Sheva adds Adi Cohen to their roster - by Nir Luna

Hapoel Beer Sheva (National League) added to their roster 24-year old point guard Adi Cohen (178-93) from Hapoel Kfar Saba/Kohav Yair. In 32 National League games he recorded 12.4ppg, 3.8rpg, 5.8apg (top 3) and 1.7spg 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. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli National League Honorable Mention and All-Domestic Players Team.
Cohen was a member of Israeli U20 National Team back in 2012.
He has played previously for two other teams: Hapoel Jerusalem and Hasharon.

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Denzel Livingston joins Ironi Nahariya - by Nir Luna

Ironi Nahariya (Winner League) added to their roster 24-year old American guard Denzel Livingston (193-81kg-93, college: Incarnate Word). He played last season at Hapoel Kfar Saba/Kohav Yair in the National League. In 32 games he was fourth best scorer with impressive 21.1ppg and averaged 10.7rpg (#5 in the league), 3.2apg, 2.0spg (in top 5) and 2.1bpg. Livingston helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli National League 1st Team, All-Imports Team and All-Defensive Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at another team Rio Grande Valley Vipers in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen where in 51 games he had 9.6ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.5apg and 1.2spg. Livingston contributed to his team winning the D-League Soutwest Division title (twice).
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
Livingston has played also professionally in NBA (Houston Rockets).
He attended University of Incarnate Word until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

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  ITALY  


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.

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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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Brose Baskets to sign Daniel Hackett - by Eurobasket News

Brose Baskets Bamberg (BBL) to sign 30-year old Italian international guard Daniel Hackett (199-94kg-87, college: USC). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Hackett played most recently at Olympiacos in Greek A1 league, but left the team in Dec.'16. In 9 games he had 3.8ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.9apg last season. Hackett also played 11 games in Euroleague where he recorded 5.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.6apg. He won Greek League championship title. Hackett was voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League 3rd Team in 2016.
He has been also a member of Italian international program for some years. Hackett has regularly played for Italian senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2007.
He represented Italy at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 3.0ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.8apg.
Hackett has played also professionally for other Italian teams like Armani Milano, Benetton Treviso, VL Pesaro and Mens Sana 1871 Siena.
He attended University of Southern California until 2009 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.
Hackett could be described: A very promising perimeter player, who has great passing skills and court vision, very mature for his age; He's not a great athlete, but is yet a very good scorer, who can create his own shot and score in clutch moments;.

Brose Baskets Bamberg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikolaos Zisis
Daniel Hackett
Bryce Taylor

Forwards:
Elias Harris
Augustine Rubit
Luka Mitrovic
Arnoldas Kulboka

Coach: Andrea Trinchieri

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Openjobmetis VA could tab Cameron Wells, ex Giessen 46ers - by Eurobasket News

Openjobmetis Varese (Serie A) is close to add to their roster 29-year old American point guard Cameron Wells (186-94kg-88, college: Citadel) who played last time at Giessen 46ers in Germany. Wells has played there for the last three years. In 33 BBL games he recorded 14.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.0apg and 1.2spg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Wells won German 2.Bundesliga Pro A championship title in 2015. He was also voted NABC Division I All-District 22 1st Team back in 2010 and 2011 at his college time.
Wells has played previously professionally also in Holland (Zwolle).
He attended Citadel until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

Openjobmetis Varese roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nicola Natali
Antabia Waller
Matteo Tambone

Forwards:
Giancarlo Ferrero
Stan Okoye

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Chalon signs Adam Smith, ex Roseto - by Eurobasket News

ES Chalon-Sur-Saone (ProA) signed 25-year old American point guard Adam Smith (185-77kg-92, college: Georgia Tech). He played last season at Mec-Energy Roseto in Italian Serie A2. In 37 games he was second best scorer with impressive 23.6ppg and averaged 3.0rpg, 2.4apg and 1.0spg. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Guard of the Year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Smith was voted HS AJC's Southside Player of the Year back in 2010 and 2011 at his college time.
Smith graduated from Georgia Tech in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

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

Guards:
Jeremy Nzeulie
Arthur Rozenfeld
Adam Smith
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

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Germani Basket Brescia tabs Brian Sacchetti - by Eurobasket News

Germani Basket Brescia (Serie A) inked 31-year old small forward Brian Sacchetti (200-100kg-86, agency: SPORTlab Agency). The last season Sacchetti played also at Banco di Srd where in 32 Serie A games he averaged 5.1ppg, 4.3rpg and 2.0apg. He helped them to make it to the cup final. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com Italian SerieA All-Domestic Players Team. Sacchetti also played 20 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 4.2ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.2apg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Sacchetti won Italian SerieA championship title in 2015.
He was a member of Italian U20 National Team between 2004 and 2006.
Sacchetti has played previously for three other teams: Rimini, Bondi Ferrara and Novara.
His game is described as: A powerful forward with good personality and fundamentally sound; can score in lots of ways, needs to improve his passing and game-reading to become a true guard;.

Germani Basket Brescia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Luca Vitali
Lee Moore

Forwards:
Brian Sacchetti
Marcus Landry

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Andrea Dagnello agreed terms with Crema - by Eurobasket News

Erogasmet Crema (Serie B) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old guard Andrea Dagnello (190-91) from Fulgor Omegna. In 41 Serie B games he recorded 6.9ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.1apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Dagnello played at Basket Lecco where in 33 Serie B games he averaged 14.7ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.3apg and 1.1spg.
His team was Runner-Up of Serie B Group A Regular Season 2017.
Dagnello has played previously for two other teams: Francavilla and Trieste Servolana.

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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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Jordan Parks (ex Alma Trieste) joins Telekom Bsk - by Eurobasket News

Telekom Baskets Bonn (BBL) agreed terms with 23-year old American forward Jordan Parks (201-91kg-94, college: N.C.Central, agency: Two Points). He has played for the last two seasons at Alma Trieste in Italian Serie A2. In 45 games he had 14.3ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.7apg, 1.3spg and 1.3bpg last season. Parks helped them to make it to the final. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won MEAC Regular Season for two years in a row (2014 and 2015). Parks was also voted NABC All-District 15 1st Team in 2015 at his college time.
Parks graduated from N.Carolina Central in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

Telekom Baskets Bonn roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Josh Mayo
T.J. DiLeo

Forwards:
Martin Breunig
Jordan Parks

Center:
Julian Jasinski

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Phil Greene IV is a newcomer at Verona - by Eurobasket News

Tezenis Verona (Serie A2) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American point guard Phil Greene IV (187-92, college: St.John's) from Orsi Derthona Basket Tortona. In 39 Serie A2 games in Italy he recorded very impressive stats: 15.8ppg, 2.6rpg and 2.1apg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season Greene IV played at Bandirma Kirmizi in Turkish BSL where in 34 games he averaged remarkable 18.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.1apg and 1.3spg.
Greene IV has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
He has played also professionally in .
Greene IV attended St. John's University until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A smooth, deft combo guard noted for his quickness and playmaking skills on offense and in transition a floor general with the ability to get into the lane and pull up, or dish and create for others, possesses the ability to guard all perimeter positions.

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Benedusi left Rieti - by Eurobasket News

29-year old shooting guard Nicolo Benedusi (193-88, agency: Octagon Europe) left NPC Rieti (Serie A2) from Benedusi has played there for the last four years. He played there also last season. In 29 Serie A2 games he recorded 4.2ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.2apg.
Benedusi's team won Italian Serie B Group C Regular Season in 2015.
He has played previously for four other teams: San Severo, Anagni, Recanati and Vado Ligure.

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Cento keeps Benfatto for another season - by Eurobasket News

Benedetto XIV Cento (Serie B) re-signed 32-year old power forward Michele Benfatto (205-85). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 32 Serie B games he averaged 10.1ppg, 7.4rpg and 1.5apg last season.
Among other achievements Benfatto played in the final of Italian Serie B Group A in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B Forward of the Year award in 2016.
Benfatto was a member of Italian U20 National Team back in 2004.
He has played previously for six other teams: Alma Trieste, Unieuro Forli, Bondi Ferrara, Treviglio, Padova Unione and Riva del Garda.
Benfatto is described as: A tough inside player, who has good rebounding and defensive skills. He's good inside scorer, but should add some more range to his shoot.

Benedetto XIV Cento roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nelson Rizzitiello
Adrian Chiera
Marco Pasqualin

Forward:
Michele Benfatto

Center:
Giorgio Piunti

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Coach Simone Pianigiani (ex Hapoel J-M) agreed terms with EA7 Armani - by Eurobasket News

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Serie A) inked 48-year old Italian coach Simone Pianigiani. He coached most recently at Hapoel Jerusalem in Israeli Winner League. He helped them to win the league title and the cup. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Coach of the Year.
Pianigiani was coaching Italian Senior National Team between 2010 and 2014.
He has coached previously professionally in Turkey (Fenerbahce) and Italy (Mens Sana 1871 Siena).

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Vanoli Cremona adds Ruzzier to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Vanoli Cremona (Serie A2) added to their roster 24-year old point guard Michele Ruzzier (181-73kg-93) from Fortituto Kontatto Bologna. In 40 Serie A2 games he recorded 5.9ppg, 1.6rpg, 3.7apg and 1.1spg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Ruzzier played at Umana Venezia (Serie A) where in 34 games he averaged just 2.3ppg and 1.5apg. He also played 16 games in Eurocup where he had only 2.8ppg and 1.7apg.
Ruzzier's team was regular season runner-up in Italian SerieA in 2015.
He was also a member of Italian international program for some years. Ruzzier played for Italian Senior National Team in 2014 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2011.
He represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. Ruzzier's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 10 games: 7.1ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.4apg, 1.4spg, FGP-3 (69.2%), 3PT: 44.8%, FT: 87.5%.
Ruzzier has played previously for Alma Trieste.
On Ruzzier: A promising PG, with classic moves and great court vision and passing skills. Has the typical "first look to pass" mind that is loved by coaches. But don'' t leave him open, has a great outside shooting touch too..

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Bramos is close to re-sign at Umana Venezia - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Umana Reyer Venezia (Serie A) is about to confirm 30-year old Greek ex-international swingman Michael Bramos (196-102kg-87, college: Miami, OH). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 45 Serie A games he had 9.2ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.6apg last season. Bramos helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Bramos also played 22 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 8.0ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.4apg. He contributed to his team making it to the Basketball Champions League Final Four.
Bramos has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com Greek A1 League All-Domestic Players Team back in 2013.
Bramos also represented Greece at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 4.1ppg, 2.1rpg.
Bramos has played previously professionally in Spain (Gran Canaria) and Greece (Peristeri GS Athens and Panathinaikos).
He attended Miami University, Ohio until 2009 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.

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Arnoldas Kulboka to join Betaland Cdo - by Eurobasket News

Betaland Capo d'Orlando (Serie A) landed 19-year old Lithuanian international small forward Arnoldas Kulboka (205-92kg-98) on loan from Brose Baskets. The last season Kulboka played at Brose Baskets where in only one game he had 13 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal. He won German Bundesliga championship title. Kulboka received Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A 2nd Team award in 2017.
He has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. Kulboka was a member of both Senior and U19 National Teams this year and previously for U19 National Team in 2017.
He represented Lithuania at the European Championships U18 in Samsun (Turkey) last year. Kulboka's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 6 games: 15.7ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.8spg, FGP: 48.3%, 3PT: 34.6%, FT: 66.7%.
Kulboka has played previously professionally also in Lithuania (Zalgiris II Kaunas).

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Mantova keeps Timperi for another season - by Eurobasket News

Stings Mantova (Serie A2) re-signed 20-year old guard Marco Timperi (188-97, agency: Two Points). He played there last season. But in 27 Serie A2 games he recorded just 0.7ppg and 1.0rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Timperi played at Amatori Pescara (Serie B) where in 40 games he averaged 9.2ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.0apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to make it to the group final.
Timperi was a member of Italian U17 National Team in 2014.

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Gioacchino Chiappelli signs at Faenza - by Eurobasket News

Rekico Faenza (Serie B) landed 26-year old swingman Gioacchino Chiappelli (195-91, agency: Octagon Europe) from Basket 2000 Reggio Emilia. In 32 Serie B games he averaged 12.8ppg, 8.5rpg, 1.8apg and 2.2spg (in top 4) last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Chiappelli played at NPC Virtus Imola (Serie C). He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final.
Chiappelli has played previously for three other teams: Fortituto Kontatto Bologna, Riva del Garda and Lugo.

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Grissin Bon RE inks Mike Moser, ex Sigal Prishtina - by Eurobasket News

Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia (Serie A) agreed terms with 27-year old American forward Mike Moser (203-96kg-90, college: Oregon). He played last season at Sigal Prishtina in Kosovan SuperLeague. In 17 games he had 14.5ppg, 8.2rpg, 1.5apg and 1.4spg. Moser helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Kosovo League Forward of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Imports Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Hapoel Holon (Winner League) in Israel where in 19 games he recorded 11.5ppg, 7.9rpg, 1.2apg and 1.4spg.
Moser has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
He has played also professionally in Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas).
Moser attended University of Oregon until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Federico Mussini
Leonardo Candi

Forwards:
Mike Moser
Niccolo De_Vico

Coach: Massimiliano Menetti

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Grissin Bon RE inks Mike Moser, ex Sigal Prishtina - by Eurobasket News

Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia (Serie A) agreed terms with 27-year old American forward Mike Moser (203-96kg-90, college: Oregon). He played last season at Sigal Prishtina in Kosovan SuperLeague. In 17 games he had 14.5ppg, 8.2rpg, 1.5apg and 1.4spg. Moser helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Kosovo League Forward of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Imports Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Hapoel Holon (Winner League) in Israel where in 19 games he recorded 11.5ppg, 7.9rpg, 1.2apg and 1.4spg.
Moser has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
He has played also professionally in Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas).
Moser attended University of Oregon until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Federico Mussini
Leonardo Candi

Forwards:
Mike Moser
Niccolo De_Vico

Coach: Massimiliano Menetti

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Guiness-29 wins 2016/2017 title - by Eurobasket News

Guiness-29 wins 2016/2017 title in Kyrgyzstan. In the decisive third game they overcame Alga 71-66 to win the series 2-1. In a packed and loud sport complex the spectators enjoyed the entire game. Ersa Zhanish was the top-scorer of the winners.
Earlier Politekhnik clinched third place in the country as they overcame Tulpar-SKIF 76-59.



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Cleveland Melvin (ex Moutahed) joins Cibona - by Eurobasket News

KK Cibona VIP Zagreb (A1) agreed terms with 26-year old American forward Cleveland Melvin (203-94kg-91, college: De Paul). He played last season at Moutahed in Lebanese Pepsi LBL. In 26 games he had very impressive stats: 19.7ppg, 10.2rpg, 1.8apg, 1.0spg and 1.4bpg. Melvin helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Asia-Basket.com All-Lebanese League 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
The previous (2016) summer he was tested by Mono Vampire (TBL) in Thailand league.
Melvin is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit four different continents. Melvin tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Hungary (Alba), Mexico (Fuerza Guinda Nogales and Jefes), NBA G League (Erie Bay Hawks) and ABA (Baltimore Hawks).
Melvin attended De Paul University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

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  LITHUANIA  


Arnoldas Kulboka to join Betaland Cdo - by Eurobasket News

Betaland Capo d'Orlando (Serie A) landed 19-year old Lithuanian international small forward Arnoldas Kulboka (205-92kg-98) on loan from Brose Baskets. The last season Kulboka played at Brose Baskets where in only one game he had 13 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal. He won German Bundesliga championship title. Kulboka received Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A 2nd Team award in 2017.
He has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. Kulboka was a member of both Senior and U19 National Teams this year and previously for U19 National Team in 2017.
He represented Lithuania at the European Championships U18 in Samsun (Turkey) last year. Kulboka's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 6 games: 15.7ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.8spg, FGP: 48.3%, 3PT: 34.6%, FT: 66.7%.
Kulboka has played previously professionally also in Lithuania (Zalgiris II Kaunas).

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Juventus sign coach Gediminas Petrauskas - by Eurobasket News

Juventus-LKSK Utenos (LKL) signed 32-year old Lithuanian coach Gediminas Petrauskas. He coached last season at Atomeromu in Hungarian A Division.
The previous (15-16) season Petrauskas coached at BC Siauliai.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Baltic League championship title for three years in a row (between 2014 and 2016). Petrauskas was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League Coach of the Year back in 2014.
He was coaching Lithuanian U17 National Team last year and coached also U16 National Team two years ago.
Petrauskas has coached previously LKKA-Atletas.

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Challans land Vaidotas Pridotkas - by Eurobasket News

Vendee Challans Basket (NM1) tabbed 33-year old Lithuanian forward Vaidotas Pridotkas (200-100kg-84). He is not a newcomer in French League as he played most recently at Union Tours in the NM2.
The previous (15-16) season Pridotkas played at UB Chartres where in 35 NM1 games he was third best scorer with impressive 17.1ppg and recorded 6.7rpg and 2.1apg. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-French NM1 Bosman Player of the Year and selected to 2nd Team.
Pridotkas' team made it to the NM1 Play-Offs Semifinals in 2015.
He was a member of Lithuanian U21 National Team back in 2005.
Pridotkas has played previously professionally in France (Chalons Reims, Etendard de Brest, Rueil and Charleville Mezieres) and Lithuania (Neptunas, Siauliai and Vytautas).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: Coaches call him high IQ on the court due to his great ability to read the game. Very wise player. Vaidotas is an athletic forward who can make an impact on a game in numerous ways. He runs the floor well, can put the ball on the floor and gets to the rim with ease Vaidotas is a great rebounder that loves to play above the rim. He loves to play with his back to the basket, but has the ability to step out and knock down the three-point or mid-range shot. Defensively, Vaidotas holds his position well, which makes him a nightmare on the boards. He is quick enough to lockdown smaller guards and big enough to guard the post player.
Vaidotas has a great work ethic and brings tenacity every time he steps on the court. His demeanor and attitude are excellent on the court which shows his passion of the game
.

Vendee Challans Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ibrahim Saounera
Paul Turpin
Jordan Barham

Forwards:
Vaidotas Pridotkas
Anis Gabsi

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Brown left Lietuvos rytas - by Eurobasket News

28-year old American forward Taylor Brown (200-89, college: Bradley) left Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (LKL) from Brown played there also last season. In 17 games in Lithuania he had 8.0ppg and 4.5rpg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Brown also played that season for Wilki Morskie in Polish TBL where in 20 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.4ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Brown was voted Eurobasket.com Swedish Basketligan All-Imports Team back in 2014.
He is quite experienced player. Brown's career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in six different countries. Brown tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Belgium (Basic Fit Brussels), Germany (Fraport Skyliners II), Israel (Maccabi Rishon), Mexico (Halcones de Ciudad Obregon), Turkey (Darussafaka) and Sweden (Nassjo).
Brown attended Bradley University until 2012 and it is his sixth season as a professional player.
On Brown: Great shooter, very aggressive in the paint. Loves to play inside-outside and is able to score in very different ways. Athletic player, who goes after the rebounds. Led the team with 14.8ppg and 6.4rpg his senior year in Bradley University. Was nominated All-MVC Most Improved Player of the Year in 2010.

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Neptunas welcome back coach Maksvytis - by Eurobasket News

Neptunas Klaipeda (LKL) inked 40-year old coach Kazys Maksvytis. It is actually his comeback to Klaipeda as he used to coach here before. Maksvytis has coached for the last two years at Lietkabelis in the LKL. Maksvytis helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League Coach of the Year award in 2016.
Maksvytis was coaching Lithuanian U20 National Team in 2012 and coached also U19 National Team in 2011.

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Panathinaikos tab Lukas Lekavicius, ex Zalgiris - by Chris Mammides

Defending champion Panathinaikos Athens (A1) inked 23-year old Lithuanian international point guard Lukas Lekavicius (180-76kg-94). He has played for the last two years at Zalgiris in Lithuanian LKL league. In 47 games he averaged 7.8ppg, 2.0rpg and 3.8apg last season. Lekavicius helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Honorable Mention and All-Domestic Players Team. Lekavicius also played 30 games in Euroleague where he had 8.5ppg, 1.9rpg and 3.5apg.
The previous (15-16) season Lekavicius was tested by Vytautas (also in LKL). He contributed to his team making it to the cup final.
Lekavicius has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Lithuanian senior team since 2015 and two years ago for U22 National Team.
Lekavicius represented Lithuania at the European Championships two years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 8 games: 0.6ppg, 1.3apg.
Lekavicius has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like Zalgiris II Kaunas, P.Zvaigzdes and Sabonio.

Panathinaikos Athens roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikos Pappas
Nick Calathes
Eleftherios Bochoridis
Lukas Lekavicius
Michail Lountzis

Forwards:
Kenny Gabriel
Vasileios Charalampopoulos

Center:
Ioannis Bourousis

Coach: Xavier Pascual

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Mozambique National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Ermelindo Novela
Novela
Octavio Magolico
Magolico
David Canivete
Canivete
Pio Matos
Matos
Augusto Matos
Matos
#e#5
4Elves Houana 204-F/C-91 Aduaneros Venezuela
5Francisco Macaringue 87 Fer.Maputo Mozambique
6David Canivete 193-F-89 Desp.Maputo Mozambique
7Helton Ubisse 201-C-95 Fer.Maputo Mozambique
9Pio Matos 185-G-90 Fer.Maputo Mozambique
9Augusto Matos 186-PG-90 Fer.Maputo Mozambique
10Ermelindo Novela 184-G-91 Fer.Maputo Mozambique
11Inelcio Chire 91
12Octavio Magolico 199-F/C-84 Fer.Beira Mozambique
13Orlando Novela Fer.Maputo Mozambique
14Luis Barros 188-G-86 Fer.Maputo Mozambique
15Dercio Mula 93 Politecnica Mozambique




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  NBA  


Lakers Pick Up Team Option On David Nwaba - by Eurobasket News

The Lakers have exercised their 2017/18 team option on David Nwaba (6'4''-G-93, college: Cal Poly - SLO), the team announced in a press release. Nwaba is now on track to earn a minimum salary of $1,312,611 next season. Nwaba, 24, made his NBA debut with the Lakers earlier this year after signing a 10-day contract with the team. The 6'4 shooting guard eventually earned a second 10-day deal and then a rest-of-season contract with an option for '17/18. In 20 regular season contests (19.8 MPG), Nwaba averaged 6.0 PPG and 3.2 RPG for the Lakers. The team was also said to be impressed with his play on defense. Nwaba will be eligible for restricted free agency in the summer of 2018.
Courtesy of: hoopsrumors.com



Shawn Long has been traded to the Rockets for a second-round pick - by Eurobasket News

Shawn Long (6'11''-F-93, college: La-Lafayette) was traded from the 76ers to the Rockets on Wednesday in exchange for cash and a 2018 second-round pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports. Long was a late addition to the 76ers and ended up playing in just 18 games. That said, he made an impact when he took the floor, averaging 8.2 points and 4.7 rebounds across 13.0 minutes per game while shooting 56.0 percent from the field and 36.8 percent from three. It's unclear at the moment whether or not Houston intends to keep Long, as they've been making trades all Wednesday, manipulating their finances to acquire Chris Paul. However, considering Long has potential as a stretch five, he could fit the Rockets' floor-spacing gameplan nicely if they opt to hang onto him.
Courtesy of: cbssports.com



Raptors Promote Bobby Webster To General Manager - by Eurobasket News

The Toronto Raptors announced Wednesday they have promoted Bobby Webster to general manager, Dan Tolzman to assistant general manager / vice president, player personnel and Keith Boyarsky to vice president, basketball strategy & research. Masai Ujiri will continue to oversee basketball operations as president of the club. 'We are excited to promote Bobby, Dan and Keith for their hard work and important contributions to our program,' said Ujiri. 'They have been invaluable across many aspects of the franchise, making decisions on our salary management, key input on scouting, analytics, strategy, player personnel and team building that has helped us develop a winning culture throughout our organization.' Webster joined the Raptors front office in 2013 as vice president, basketball management & strategy, and helped construct a roster that won three consecutive Atlantic Division titles (2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16) and back-to-back 50-win seasons for the first time in franchise history. The Raptors have compiled a 204-124 (.622) regular season record since 2013 - the best in the Eastern Conference the past four years. Webster was promoted to assistant general manager / vice president, basketball strategy in September 2016. He came to the Raptors after working for the NBA league office in New York for the previous seven seasons in the NBA's CBA group.
Tolzman has served the past two seasons as director, player personnel / general manager of Raptors 905, the team's NBA G League affiliate. He will continue to serve as Raptors 905's general manager in his new role. Raptors 905 has compiled a 62-38 (.620) regular-season record during its first two seasons under Tolzman's direction. During the 2016-17 campaign, Raptors 905 completed the regular season with a 39-11 (.780) record (second-most wins in G League history) and a 6-1 record in the post-season en route to winning the team's first NBA G League Championship. Tolzman joined the Raptors as director of scouting in 2013 and organized the team's scouting efforts for the NBA draft and free agency preparation. He was a member of Ujiri's staff in Denver, serving as scouting coordinator from 2011-13 and also worked in the media relations department from 2004-09.
Boyarsky joined the Raptors as an analytics consultant during the 2009-10 season and served as director of analytics since 2013-14. He advises management in player evaluation and roster construction, while providing the coaching staff with data-driven scouting and analysis. Boyarsky adapts new technologies and data sources to lead the Raptors' efforts in innovating new competitive advantages.
Courtesy of: nba.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




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



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.
Courtesy of: nba.com



Kings Agree To Sign Bogdan Bogdanovic - by Eurobasket News

The Kings have struck a deal with draft-and-stash prospect Bogdan Bogdanovic (6'6''-G/F-92), according to Jason Jones and Ailene Voisin of The Sacramento Bee. Bogdanovic - not to be confused with Wizards RFA Bojan Bogdanovic - is expected to sign a three-year contract with Sacramento worth $36MM. Bogdan Bogdanovic, the 27th overall pick in the 2014 draft, was originally selected by the Suns, but his rights were sent to the Kings in a draft-night trade in 2016, when Phoenix moved up to No. 8 to select Marquese Chriss. A 6'6 sharpshooter, Bogdanovic was named the MVP of the Turkish League this year after averaging 14.7 PPG, 4.0 APG, and 3.5 RPG. The 24-year-old also earned All-EuroLeague honors and helped lead Turkish team Fenerbahce to its first ever EuroLeague title. Because it has been more than three years since he was drafted, Bogdanovic is no longer subject to the NBA's rookie scale. As such, the Kings will sign him using cap room. The deal can become official next month. Serbian website Kurir first reported that the Kings and Bogdanovic had reached an agreement, as Orazio Cauchi of twitter details.
Courtesy of: hoopsrumors.com



DeAndre Liggins traded to Rockets - by Eurobasket News

Deandre Liggins (6'6''-G-88, college: Kentucky) was traded to the Rockets on Wednesday in exchange for cash considerations, Marc Spears of ESPN reports. The Mavs opted against picking up Deandre Liggins' option for next season, but he's still able to be traded before the free agency singing period, which begins Saturday morning. A defensive-minded guard, Deandre Liggins has bounced around between Orlando, Oklahoma City, Miami, Cleveland and Dallas since entering the league in 2011, but he's yet to find a permanent home, due in part to his struggles on the offensive end. While the Rockets likely won't commit to Deandre Liggins long-term, management apparently views him as a valuable enough piece to warrant a trade and prevent him from receiving other offers as a free agent.
Courtesy of: cbssports.com



Hawks trade Ryan Kelly to Rockets - by Eurobasket News

The Atlanta Hawks have traded forward Ryan Kelly (6'11''-PF-91, college: Duke) to the Houston Rockets in exchange for cash considerations, it was announced today by General Manager and Head of Basketball Operations Travis Schlenk. Kelly appeared in 16 games for the Hawks last season. He was originally signed on September 20, 2016 and waived on October 19, 2016. He re-signed on October 31, 2016 and was waived on January 6, 2017. He signed again with the Hawks on February 24, 2017 to a multi-year contract.
Courtesy of: insidehoops.com



Blazers trade Tim Quarterman to Rockets - by Eurobasket News

The Portland Trail Blazers have traded guard Tim Quarterman (6'6''-G-94, college: LSU) to the Houston Rockets in exchange for cash considerations, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey. 'We thank Tim for his contributions to the team and wish him all the best for the future,' said Olshey. Quarterman, 22, appeared in 16 games for the Trail Blazers during his rookie 2016-17 season with the team, posting averages of 1.9 points, 0.9 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 5.0 minutes. Portland originally signed Quarterman as an undrafted free agent out of LSU on July 25, 2016.
Courtesy of: insidehoops.com



Chris Paul Traded By Clippers To Rockets - by Eurobasket News

Chris Paul (6'0''-PG-85, college: Wake Forest) has been traded by the Los Angeles Clippers to the Houston Rockets. Paul agreed to the opt-in of his contract to allow the trade to happen. The Clippers will receive Patrick Beverley (6'1''-PG-88, college: Arkansas), Samuel Dekker (6'9''-F-94, college: Wisconsin), Louis Williams (6'1''-SG-86) and a top-3 protected 2018 first round pick in exchange for Paul. Paul had until Wednesday to opt out of the final season of his contract
During a meeting on Tuesday, Paul informed the Clippers that he planned to sign with the Rockets in free agency unless they worked out a trade.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



LA Clippers released Paul Pierce - by Eurobasket News

Los Angeles Clippers (NBA) released experienced 40-year old swingman Paul Pierce (201-107kg-77, college: Kansas). Pierce played there last season. In 32 NBA games he had 3.2ppg and 1.9rpg.
In 1998 he was drafted by Boston Celtics in first round (10th overall). Pierce attended University of Kansas and it is his 20th (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was selected to NBA All-Star Game back in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Pierce was a member of USA Senior National Team back in 2002.
He has spent his entire career in NBA playing for two other teams: Brooklyn Nets and Washington Wizards.
Pierce could be described: A gifted, athletic swingman who can score from the perimeter or take the ball to the basket. Pierce has the rare ability to simply take over games at times.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Knicks Confident They Will Hire Masai Ujiri Away From Raptors - by Eurobasket News

The New York Knicks have Masai Ujiri at the top of their list to become president of basketball operations and replace Phil Jackson. The Toronto Raptors hired Ujiri away from the Denver Nuggets in 2013 and he wa recently given a raise believed to make him one of five highest paid executives in the NBA. Sources say Ujiri will be allowed to leave the Raptors if he makes that decision. Toronto recently received draft pick compensation from the Orlando Magic for Jeff Weltman. The Raptors haven't received a request from the Knicks to interview Ujiri. League sources have indicated the Knicks are confident that Ujiri will join their franchise. Tim Leiweke, who hired Ujiri with the Raptors, is now advising the Knicks. 'Don't forget that (Leiweke) wants to stick it to these guys,' said one MLSE official. Ramona Shelburne reports that the Knicks are unlikely to rush hiring a replacement for Jackson. League sources told her it will be difficult to hire Ujiri away from the Raptors because of the Knicks' reluctance to part with draft considerations.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



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  NBLCANADA  


Joe Raso named new Head Coach of the Niagara River Lions - by Eurobasket News

The Niagara River Lions named Joe Raso as the franchise's new Head Coach and General Manager today during a press conference held at the Meridian Centre. Joe Raso , who joins the River Lions as they prepare for their third season in the National Basketball League of Canada (NBLC), is the all-time winningest coach in McMaster University history. Coach Joe Raso is one of the most successful coaches in U-Sports history where he accumulated 440 wins in 18 seasons behind the Marauder's bench. 'Joe Raso has proven to be an outstanding Coach, Instructor, Team Canada and NBA Scout and most important of all, a Mentor to players and coaches.' River Lions Owner & CEO, Richard Petko said of his team's new bench boss. Following his time at McMaster University, Coach Joe Raso became Head Scout for the Canadian Men's National Basketball Team and was an Assistant Coach on the National Team for four years where he coached in World Championships and Olympic qualifiers. Most recently, he has added the National Basketball Association (NBA) level to his resume, as an Advanced Scout for the Brooklyn Nets, Atlanta Hawks and Denver Nuggets. 'The River Lions (Richard Petko, Jeffrey Sotiriou and Michael Skritch [Team Owners]) are investing in me to bring a Champion caliber team to the Niagara peninsula and this great venue.' Coach Joe Raso said about his new appointment. The River Lions recently finished their second season in the NBLC, just missing a spot in the playoffs and are looking to bounce back from a disappointing 15-25 record. 'This is a players' game but you need players who believe in the same winning culture I do." Coach Joe Raso explained. 'We will start recruiting players immediately both domestically with my knowledge of the CIS and ties to Basketball Canada. I'll be going to Las Vegas next week to free agent camps.' Joe Raso continued before adding 'I'm also very interested in a few players we will be protecting from last year's team.' The River Lions are in the midst of their off-season and are in the process of building their roster to compete in the 2017-18 National Basketball League of Canada season, beginning mid-November 2017.
Courtesy of: riverlions.ca



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  NCAA1  


The Horizon League picks IUPUI to replace Valpo - by Rick Ross

Courtesy of cbssports.com
Less than two months removed from losing Valparaiso to the Missouri Valley Conference, the Horizon League has tabbed its replacement. IUPUI was officially named the 10th member of the Horizon League on Wednesday morning, just in time for the start of the fiscal year on July 1.
IUPUI's move to the Horizon League means it is leaving the Summit League. The Summit League will now be at eight teams for the 2017-18 season.
"We are excited to welcome IUPUI to the Horizon League family," Horizon League commissioner Jon LeCrone said. "The Jaguars bring us tremendous competitive potential, particularly in men's basketball, along with an engaged and energized city. Their addition solidifies our broad community partnerships in Indianapolis and is the right school at the right time."
IUPUI -- which is short for Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis -- joined Division I 19 years ago. The Jaguars made the NCAA Tournament once, in 2003. The school last finished above .500 in men's basketball in 2010-11, under former coach Ron Hunter. Last season, the Jags were 14-18.

IUPUI made sense from a geographical and potential budget standpoint for the Horizon League. Sources told CBS Sports that IUPUI didn't have the basketball budget of other Horizon League nominees, but a commitment going forward to spending more on hoops figures to be a big part of the equation. Geographically, the school being located in Indianapolis (where the Horizon League is headquartered) gave IUPUI a leg up.

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The upcoming season will be the 39th in the history of the Horizon League. There is some scuttlebutt that IUPUI's inclusion could be one phase toward expansion. Eventually going to 12 teams might be on the table, one industry source told CBS Sports. Growing from 10 to 12 teams is also an ongoing debate for the Missouri Valley. We should know more about whether or not expansion is coming to these conferences in the fall or winter.



Drake receives commitment from German forward - by Eurobasket News

Niko Medved expressed optimism last month when he said he didn't think he was finished adding players to the Bulldogs' 2017 recruiting class. "We're not done yet, hopefully," he said at the Coaches vs. Cancer fundraiser. "We've still got some work to do in 2017 and there's some opportunities out there." The Drake basketball program pounced on one of those opportunities late Monday night. Antonio Pilipovic (6'6''-F-97), a 6-foot-6 forward from Germany, pledged his commitment to Drake. He joins guards Jalen Gibbs and Noah Thomas to create a three-member 2017 recruiting class for Medved and his staff. Pilipovic is expected to sign soon. Pilipovic has spent the last two years with the Rhein Stars in Cologne, Germany, part of Germany's ProA basketball league. During the 2015-16 season, Pilipovic played in 20 of 29 games and shot 39 percent from the field.
Courtesy of: desmoinesregister.com



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  PHILIPPINES  

PBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Cory JEFFERSON
  Alaska A.
  (206-F-90)
  Avg: 29.5
 1. Jefferson, Alaska A.29.5 
 2. Brownlee, B.Gin.28.3 
 3. Rhodes, SM Beermen26.2 
 4. McKay, Phoenix23.8 
 5. Chism, NLEX R.23.5 
 6. Smith, TNT K.19.8 
 7. Pringle, Globalport19.6 
 8. Amer, Meralco .17.1 
 9. Castro-W., TNT K.16.5 
 10. Cabagnot, SM Be.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alex STEPHESON
  Meralco .
  (208-F/C-87)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Stepheson, Meralco .19.4 
 2. McKay, Phoenix17.3 
 3. Chism, NLEX R.14.1 
 4. Jefferson, Alaska A.14.0 
 5. Smith, TNT K.11.9 
 6. Brownlee, B.Gin.11.4 
 7. Rhodes, SM Beermen10.8 
 8. Fajardo, SM Be.8.3 
 9. Aguilar, B.Ginebra7.6 
 10. Thompson, B.Gin.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Chris ROSS
  SM Beermen
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 8
 1. Ross, SM Beermen8.0 
 2. Castro-W., TNT K.6.0 
 3. Cabagnot, SM Be.5.0 
 4. Tenorio, B.Ginebra4.9 
 5. Brownlee, B.Gin.4.9 
 6. Newsome, Meralco .4.6 
 7. Enciso, Alaska Aces4.5 
 8. Thompson, B.Gin.4.4 
 9. Lee, Star Hotshots4.2 
 10. Pringle, Globalport4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Chris ROSS
  SM Beermen
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Ross, SM Beermen3.0 
 2. Barroca, Star H.2.2 
 3. Brownlee, B.Gin.1.8 
 4. Jalalon, Star H.1.6 
 5. Cruz, Rain or Shine1.5 
 6. Exciminiano, Alaska A.1.5 
 7. Lassiter, SM Be.1.5 
 8. Norwood, Rain o.1.4 
 9. Castro-W., TNT K.1.3 
 10. Cabagnot, SM Be.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Japeth AGUILAR
  B.Ginebra
  (206-C-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Aguilar, B.Ginebra2.4 
 2. McKay, Phoenix2.1 
 3. Brownlee, B.Gin.2.1 
 4. Stepheson, Meralco .1.8 
 5. Jefferson, Alaska A.1.8 
 6. Rhodes, SM Beermen1.7 
 7. Chism, NLEX R.1.5 
 8. Fajardo, SM Be.1.5 
 9. Smith, TNT K.1.1 
 10. Santos, SM Beermen1.1 


Talk N' Text Survives Wild And Woolly Game 4, Ties Series At 2-2 - by Eurobasket News

TNT KaTropa, rallying behind import Joshua Smith (208-C-92, college: Georgetown) whose wife was on the process of giving birth, outfought San Miguel Beer, 102-97, Wednesday night to square off anew their PBA Commissioner's Cup title showdown at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Jayson Castro William (180-PG-86), Ranidel deOcampo (197-F-81), Troy Rosario and RR Pogoy all bounced back from a poor showing the last time as the Texters stopped the Beermen's two-game run and forced a 2-2 deadlock in their best-of-seven titular series. The two teams break the deadlock in Game Five at 7 p.m. Friday also at the Big Dome. The Texters yielded the individual awards to the Beermen before tip-off, but Castro and his teammates played tough all throughout to score the win they dedicated to the Smiths. They played the game with a patch on their uniform bearing the name Kristy - Josh's girlfriend who's giving birth to their first baby back home in the US. Smith himself worked hard, coming through with 20 points and 15 rebounds. Castro redeemed himself from the 10 errors he committed in their Game Three loss, firing 17 points, including the biggest buckets in their key closing romp from 86-89 down. Pogoy, Rosario and De Ocampo also delivered significant numbers with Pogoy and Rosario providing the firepower in the first half while De Ocampo helped Castro lead their closing flurry. Rosario and Pogoy, both scoreless in Game Two, piled up 20 points together just in the first half in this game. Smith and RR Garcia also provided push as the Texters enjoyed a nine-point lead at 41-32 before settling for a 49-47 halftime margin. From their nine-point deficit, the Beermen unleashed a 10-to-nothing run capped by a breakaway slam by Arwind Santos (193-F-81) when everybody else stopped playing on an inadvertent whistle by referee Jimmy Mariano. The TNT bench raised a howl of protest but the refs let Santos get away with the basket that pushed SMB ahead at 42-41. The Beermen sustained their charge through the next period and led by three at 76-73 going into the final canto.
Courtesy of: pba.ph



Gilas Bares Roster For SEA Games - by Ariel Ian Clarito

The FIBA Asia Cup will be held from August 8-20 in Lebanon, and this runs in conflict with the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games which will happen on August 19-30. The overlap in schedule may not be an issue for majority of the Southeast Asian countries, but for the Philippines, the region's lone representative to Asia's premiere basketball tournament, it means finding ways to divide its resources but still ensuring it puts up strong teams for both competitions.

For the FIBA Asia Cup, the Philippine coaching staff has deemed it fit to send the Gilas team which dominated SEABA by an average winning margin of 58.6 points. For the SEA Games, the Philippines will be represented by players from the Gilas Cadet pool plus a number of late recent call-ups. The 12 players chosen are 6'5 Carl Bryan Cruz, 6'0 Mike Tolomia, 5'10 Almond Vosotros, 6'4 Kevin Ferrer, 6'2 Von Pessumal, 6'5 Raymar Jose, 5'11 Baser Amer, 6'0 Kiefer Ravena, 6'4 Bobby Ray Parks, 6'7 Kobe Paras, 6'8 Christian Standhardinger, and 6'7 Troy Rosario.

A closer look at the line-up will reveal that this is a very young Philippine team, with only Vosotros and Fil-German Standhardinger who are above 25. The average age of the entire team is 24 years old. But let not the team's youth fool you, because this team is built to win the SEA Games gold, something the Philippines has done 17 out of the 18 times basketball has been played in the SEA Games.

Southeast Asian countries have been improving over the last couple of years, and this is something that is not lost on the Gilas coaching staff. They recognize the threat posed by Indonesia, which will be bannered by naturalized player Jamarr Johnson, Arki Wisnu, and wily veteran Mario Wuysang, Singapore which has been toughened by the Asean Basketball League and is led by Wei Long Wong and Delvin Goh, Malaysia which has been learning the Philippine brand of basketball thru its participation in the PBA D-League, and Thailand which could feature some outstanding Thai-Americans like Moses Morgan, Tyler Lamb, and Freddie Goldstein. Hence, the Gilas coaching staff has formed a team that has not just the talent but also the experience to compete against and match the firepower of other Southeast Asian countries.

Troy Rosario will provide the leadership for the Gilas SEA Games squad. At only 25, Rosario is already a seasoned international campaigner. He was the anchor of and the only active PBA player in the Philippine team which won the 2016 SEABA Cup. He has played in the 2015 SEA Games and 2015 SEABA. He has also been part of the senior men's team which played in the 2015 Jones Cup, the 2016 FIBA Olympic qualifier, and 2017 SEABA. Another player who will provide stability will be Baser Amer, who on his second season as a pro with the Meralco Bolts, has shown remarkable improvement and is proving to be one of the top young point guards today in the PBA.

Tasked to man the slot for the Philippines and go up against the likes of Jamarr Johnson and Delvin Goh is Standhardinger, who plays professionally for SC Rasta Vechta in the German ProA and has played in the Bundesliga. Standhardinger played US NCAA Division 1 college ball for Nebraska and University of Hawaii. Another player with US NCAA experience is Paras, who at 19 years old will be the youngest in the Gilas line-up. Paras spent his rookie season with Creighton and will be redshirting this season for Cal State Northridge before resuming his US NCAA Division 1 collegiate basketball career next year.

Parks and Ravena, both proven offensive juggernauts, could turn out to be the 1-2 scoring punch for this Gilas team, and other Southeast Asian teams will be hard-pressed to design defensive schemes to slow these two down. Ravena, who is seeking his 4th SEA Games gold which will make him the most bemedalled Filipino cager in the biennial meet's history, spent last season as a development player for the NBA D-League team the Texas Legend. Parks was a mainstay of the Texas Legend in the 2015-2016 season of the NBA D-League. He has also played for the Dallas Mavericks in the 2015 NBA Summer League. This past season, Parks played in the Asean Basketball League where he was named the local MVP.

The Gilas team to the 2017 SEA Games may not be able to dominate the way their senior counterparts did during the SEABA, but they will still enter the SEA Games basketball competition as the prohibitive favorites. The team knows that the goal is nothing less than the championship. The Gilas team will be out to prove that even without its top players, they still have enough to show that the SEA Games gold belongs to the region's undisputed basketball king and that is the Philippines.



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Torun keeps Snieg for another 2 year - by Greg

Polski Cukier Torun (PLK) re-signed 28-year old former international point guard Tomasz Snieg (190-89). He played there last season. In 43 PLK games he averaged 5.5ppg, 1.9rpg and 2.2apg. Snieg helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Energa Czarni, AZS Koszalin, Asseco, Polpharma, AZS Politechnika Warszawska and MCKiS Termo-Rex Jaworzno.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Mateusz Bartosz moves to Szczecin - by Greg

King Szczecin (PLK) landed 30-year old power forward Mateusz Bartosz (205-87) from Anwil. In 13 PLK games he averaged 2.7ppg and 3.0rpg last season. He helped them to win the regular season. Bartosz also played that season for Polfarmex where in 20 PLK games he had 8.1ppg, 8.2rpg and 1.5apg.
Among other achievements he won Polish 1Liga championship title in 2009 and 2014. Bartosz received also Eurobasket.com All-Polish 1Liga 2nd Team award back in 2014.
Bartosz has played previously for four other teams: Poznan PBG Basket, AZS Koszalin, GKS Tychy and Polonia 2011 Warszawa.

King Szczecin roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Maciej Majcherek
Sebastian Kowalczyk

Forward:
Lukasz Diduszko

Center:
Mateusz Bartosz

Coach: Mindaugas Budzinauskas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sulima re-signs at Torun - by Eurobasket News

Polski Cukier Torun (PLK) confirmed in their roster 27-year old power forward Krzysztof Sulima (204-90). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 43 PLK games he recorded 9.7ppg and 4.7rpg last season. Sulima helped them to make it to the final. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Polish League Honorable Mention and All-Domestic Players Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Polish Cup in 2014. Sulima was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Polish 2Liga Center of the Year back in 2009.
He represented Poland at the European Championships U20 Division B in Austria seven years ago. Sulima's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 9 games: 6.8ppg, 5.2rpg, FGP: 61.8%, FT: 67.9%.
Sulima has played previously for five other teams: Slask, LKS MG13 Lodz, AZS Politechnika Warszawska, KK Warszawa and WOSSM W-wa.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Damian Tokarski agreed terms with Syntex Ksiezak - by Greg

KS Syntex Ksiezak Lowicz (2Liga) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old swingman Damian Tokarski (193-88). He has played for the last three years at Znicz Basket in the 1Liga. In 27 games he recorded 11.0ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.9apg and 1.9spg (in top 5) last season.
Among other achievements Tokarski received Eurobasket.com All-Polish 2Liga Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
He has played previously for four other teams: UMKS Kielce, Alba Chorzow, MCKiS Termo-Rex Jaworzno and AZS AWF Mickiewicz Romus Katowice.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  PORTUGAL  


Neuchatel inks Kevin Monteiro - by Luca Maffioli

Union Neuchatel Basket (LNA) agreed terms with 23-year old forward Kevin Monteiro (196-94) from BC Winterthur. In 12 LNA games he had 9.0ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.4apg and 1.0spg last season. He helped them to win the Supercup. Monteiro also played that season for Fribourg Olympic. But in two LNA games he did not score anything. The other team he played shortly was Academie Fribourg where in 5 LNA games he recorded 12.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.2apg and 2.0spg.
Monteiro won Swiss LNA championship title in 2016.
He has played previously for another Swiss team Villars.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  PUERTO RICO  

Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Devin EBANKS
  San German
  (206-F-89)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Ebanks, San German20.7 
 2. Wilkins, Guayama20.3 
 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, Arecibo17.3 
 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. Clarke, Arecibo8.5 
 8. Collier, Mayaguez8.0 
 9. James, Fajardo8.0 
 10. Lalanne, Arecibo7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Gary BROWNE
  San German
  (185-G-93)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Browne, San German7.5 
 2. Arroyo, Fajardo7.3 
 3. Abreu, Aguada6.5 
 4. Fitch, Quebradillas5.8 
 5. Soto, Bayamon5.6 
 6. Smith, Quebradillas5.5 
 7. Guzman, Isabela5.2 
 8. Clarke, Arecibo4.8 
 9. Duran, Mayaguez4.7 
 10. Torres, Ponce4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Walter HODGE
  Arecibo
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Hodge, Arecibo2.3 
 2. Liz, Ponce1.7 
 3. Wilkins, Guayama1.7 
 4. Clarke, Arecibo1.6 
 5. Behanan, Arecibo1.4 
 6. Browne, San German1.4 
 7. Harris, Ponce1.4 
 8. Abreu, Aguada1.4 
 9. Romero, Bayamon1.3 
 10. Fitch, 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 


BSN Round 40: #1 Santeros are defeated by Piratas - by Eurobasket News

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Santeros (24-11) in Coamo on Tuesday night. Hosts were defeated by third ranked Piratas (20-15) 81-74. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Santeros. The guests trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 41-28 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Piratas dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Santeros' 26. Strangely Santeros outrebounded Piratas 45-33 including 32 on the defensive glass. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Piratas made 7 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international Michael Rosario (190-90, college: Florida) who helped to win the game recording 32 points and 6 rebounds and forward Luis Hernandez (198-88) who added 14 points and 13 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side naturalized American forward Jose Guitian (207-87, college: Lasell) responded with 10 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Piratas maintains third position with 20-15 record having four points less than leader Aguada. Santeros at the other side still keep top place with 11 games lost.
The game in Mayaguez was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Leones (19-17) played at the court of 7th ranked Indios (15-20). Leones managed to secure a 9-point victory 86-77. Americans were the main players on the court. The winners were led by guard Gabriel Belardo (188-89, college: FIU) who scored that evening 21 points and Mike Harris supported him with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Even 19 points and 8 rebounds by Tony Mitchell (198-89, college: Alabama) did not help to save the game for Indios. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Leones maintains fourth position with 19-17 record. Indios at the other side dropped to the eighth place with 20 games lost.
A very close game took place in Guayama between Capitanes and Brujos. Fifth ranked Capitanes (18-17) got a very close victory on the road over 9th ranked Brujos (14-21). Capitanes managed to escape with a 1-point win 86-85 on Wednesday evening. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. Davon Jefferson fired a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Damien Wilkins produced 18 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists for lost side. Defending champion maintains fifth position with 18-17 record. Loser Brujos keep the ninth place with 21 games lost.
10th ranked Gallitos (11-23) were outscored at home by seventh ranked Vaqueros (16-20) with the biggest margin this round 91-63. It was a very good performance for Jeleel Akindele who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 27 points and 11 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Vaqueros maintains seventh position with 16-20 record. Gallitos at the other side stay at the bottom place with 23 games lost.

In the last game of round 40 San German lost to Fajardo on the opponent's court 93-98.

Fajardo - San German 98-93

Very expected game in Fajardo where 6th ranked Atleticos (17-19) were defeated by second ranked Cariduros (22-13) 98-93. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Atleticos won third quarter 28-24. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Cariduros players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. It was a very good performance for the former international guard Miguel-Ali Berdiel (198-83, college: Valparaiso) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). American forward Damion James (201-87, college: Texas) contributed with 9 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. The former international guard Gary Browne (185-93, college: W.Virginia, agency: Inception Sports) replied with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 7 rebounds and 15 assists and the former international guard Isaac Sosa-Carrion (190-90, college: Canisius) added 20 points in the effort for Atleticos. Four Atleticos players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Cariduros maintains second position with 22-13 record having just two points less than leader Aguada. Atleticos at the other side keep the sixth place with 19 games lost.
Top scorers:
San German: I.Sosa Carrion 20+2reb, D.Ebanks 15+3reb+1ast, G.Browne 12+7reb+15ast, C.Lopez-Sosa 10+8reb+1ast, J.Keenan 9+1ast, O.Branch 8+4reb+5ast
Fajardo: M.Ali Berdiel 19+5reb+11ast, A.Colon 13+4reb, X.Zambrana 13+4reb+2ast, J.Ruiz 11+3reb, E.Ayuso 11+1reb+1ast, D.James 9+7reb+3ast
gschID: 540238


Guayama - Arecibo 85-86

A very close game took place in Guayama between Capitanes and Brujos. Fifth ranked Capitanes (18-17) got a very close victory on the road over 9th ranked Brujos (14-21). Capitanes managed to escape with a 1-point win 86-85 on Wednesday evening. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-85. Capitanes looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. Forward Davon Jefferson (204-86, college: USC) fired a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Forward Coty Clarke (201-92, college: Arkansas, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 8 points, 8 rebounds and 11 assists. Guard Damien Wilkins (198-80, college: Georgia) produced 18 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists and forward Lorrenzo Wade (201-85, college: San Diego St., agency: Interperformances) added 18 points respectively for lost side. Four Capitanes and five Brujos players scored in double figures. Defending champion maintains fifth position with 18-17 record. Loser Brujos keep the ninth place with 21 games lost.
Top scorers:
Guayama: D.Wilkins 18+8reb+8ast, L.Wade 18+2reb+1ast, K.Vinales 17+1reb+1ast, R.Sanchez 11+2reb+4ast, K.Penn 10+8reb, M.Fillyaw 9+5reb+1ast
Arecibo: D.Jefferson 20+12reb, D.Clemente 17+1reb, W.Hodge 16+3reb+4ast, A.Alamo 12+7reb+1ast, D.Huertas 10+2reb+4ast, C.Clarke 8+8reb+11ast
gschID: 540237


Aguada - Quebradillas 74-81

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Santeros (24-11) in Coamo on Tuesday night. Hosts were defeated by third ranked Piratas (20-15) 81-74. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Santeros. The guests trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 41-28 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Piratas dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Santeros' 26. Strangely Santeros outrebounded Piratas 45-33 including 32 on the defensive glass. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Piratas made 7 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international Michael Rosario (190-90, college: Florida) who helped to win the game recording 32 points and 6 rebounds and forward Luis Hernandez (198-88) who added 14 points and 13 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side naturalized American forward Jose Guitian (207-87, college: Lasell) responded with 10 points and 8 rebounds and international Chris Gaston (201-89, college: Fordham) scored 8 points and 10 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Piratas maintains third position with 20-15 record having four points less than leader Aguada. Santeros at the other side still keep top place with 11 games lost.
Top scorers:
Aguada: R.Hettsheimer 14+4reb+1ast, J.Guitian 10+8reb+2ast, J.Rodriguez 8+1reb, C.Gaston 8+10reb+2ast, T.Fernandez 7+1reb+1ast, J.Matos 6+1ast
Quebradillas: M.Rosario 32+6reb+3ast, L.Hernandez 14+13reb+2ast, W.Daniels 13+2ast, J.Garcia 6+2reb+4ast, R.Chaney 6+2reb, G.Fitch 4+7reb+1ast
gschID: 540236


Mayaguez - Ponce 77-86

The game in Mayaguez was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Leones (19-17) played at the court of 7th ranked Indios (15-20). Leones managed to secure a 9-point victory 86-77. The guests were ahead by 6 points but lost the second period ending it with a 4-point deficit before their 25-12 run, which allowed them to win the game. Leones players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. Americans were the main players on the court. The winners were led by guard Gabriel Belardo (188-89, college: FIU) who scored that evening 21 points and Mike Harris (198-83, college: Rice) supported him with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Five Leones players scored in double figures. Even 19 points and 8 rebounds by Tony Mitchell (198-89, college: Alabama) did not help to save the game for Indios. Forward David Laury (206-90, college: Iona) added 16 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Leones maintains fourth position with 19-17 record. Indios at the other side dropped to the eighth place with 20 games lost.
Top scorers:
Mayaguez: T.Mitchell 19+8reb+1ast, D.Laury 16+6reb+1ast, D.Collier 11+10reb+1ast, R.Clemente 9+6reb, C.Duran 8+1reb+5ast, R.Suarez 6+2ast
Ponce: G.Belardo 21+1reb+3ast, C.Rivera 13+5reb+1ast, V.Liz 12+3reb+3ast, M.Harris 12+10reb+3ast, G.Colon 11+7reb+1ast, A.Daniel Vassallo 10+6reb+7ast
gschID: 540235


Isabela - Bayamon 63-91

10th ranked Gallitos (11-23) were outscored at home by seventh ranked Vaqueros (16-20) with the biggest margin this round 91-63. The game was mostly controlled by Vaqueros. Gallitos was better in fourth quarter 21-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Vaqueros dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Gallitos' 36. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 31 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Gallitos' players. It was a very good performance for Nigerian center Jeleel Akindele (216-83, college: Chicago St., agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 27 points and 11 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). Cuban center Ismael Romero (203-91, agency: Paris Global Sports) contributed with 13 points and 9 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. The former international power forward Manuel De-Jesus (206-83, college: Southeastern CC) replied with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 15 rebounds and naturalized American guard Wil Martinez (188-92, college: Fairmont St., agency: Paris Global Sports) added 14 points in the effort for Gallitos. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Vaqueros maintains seventh position with 16-20 record. Gallitos at the other side stay at the bottom place with 23 games lost.
Top scorers:
Isabela: W.Martinez 14+4reb+2ast, M.De Jesus 14+15reb+1ast, R.Cintron Cortes 11+3reb, E.Ubiles 7+1reb+3ast, F.Morales 5+4reb, Y.Perez 4+1reb
Bayamon: J.Akindele 27+11reb+3ast, I.Romero 13+9reb+2ast, A.Galindo 11+2reb+1ast, J.Pellot-Rosa 9+1reb+2ast, J.Sanabria 8+2reb+1ast, J.Soto 7+6reb+7ast
gschID: 540239





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)



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Timba Timosoara keeps Deconescu for another season - by Eurobasket News

BC Timba Timisoara (Liga I) re-signed Marius Deconescu. He played there last season. Deconescu won Liga I in 2017.

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Khimki tabs Charles Jenkins, ex Crvena Zvezda - by Eurobasket News

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) inked 28-year old American (has also Serbian passport) shooting guard Charles Jenkins (191-100kg-89, college: Hofstra). He played most recently at Crvena Zvezda in Serbian KLS league. Jenkins managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 18 KLS games he averaged 8.1ppg, 1.8rpg, 3.2apg and 1.8spg. He helped them to win the league title. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Honorable Mention. Jenkins also played 30 games in Euroleague where he had 9.4ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.6apg and 2.1spg. And finally he contributed to 32 games in ABA League where he recorded 9.8ppg, 2.0rpg, 3.1apg and 1.3spg (leader !!!).
He received Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League 1st Team award 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 and the cup. 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).
His game is described as: 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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Lokomotiv adds Elegar to their roster - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Lokomotiv Kuban (VTB) added to their roster 31-year old Virgin Islander international center Frank Elegar (208-108kg-86, college: Drexel). He is a dual citizen owning also U.S. Virgin Islands passport. Elegar played last season at Enisey (VTB). In 13 FIBA Europe Cup games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.2ppg, 10.2rpg, 1.3apg, 1.4spg and 1.5bpg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-FIBA Europe Cup Forward of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports Team. Elegar also played 22 games in VTB United League where he averaged 13.5ppg, 9.2rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg. Great season indeed as he was voted to VTB United League All-Star Game.
The previous (15-16) season Elegar played at TED Kolejliler in Turkish BSL. In 28 games he had 9.8ppg and 7.6rpg.
In 2008 Elegar was drafted by Albany Patroons (CBA) in fourth round (16th overall).
He attended Drexel University and it is his tenth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Elegar won Estonian League championship title for two years in a row (2013 and 2014). He has been regularly called to U.S. Virgin Islands Senior National Team since 2006.
Elegar is quite experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America) in eight different countries. Elegar has played previously professionally in Argentina (Olimpico de La Banda), France (JA Vichy), Germany (Eisbaeren Bremerhaven), Greece (Marousi), Italy (Armani Milano), Puerto Rico (Cangrejeros), Estonia (Kalev/Cramo) and Turkey (Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye and Bornova).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Khimki hires coach Giorgos Bartzokas - by Eurobasket News

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) signed experienced 52-year old Greek coach Giorgos Bartzokas (agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He coached last season at FC Barcelona in Spanish Liga Endesa.
The previous (15-16) season Bartzokas coached at Lokomotiv.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Europe Coach of the Year back in 2013.
Bartzokas has coached also professionally for other Greek teams like Olympiacos and Gymnastikos Olympia Larissas.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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CSKA Moscow sign Lopatin to five-year deal - by Eurobasket News

CSKA Moscow (VTB) signed a five-year deal with 19-year old small forward Andrei Lopatin (208-91kg-98, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). Lopatin has played for the last two years at CSKA Moscow 2nd team in Russian U23 League.
Lopatin won Russian U23 League championship title in 2016.
He represented Russia at the European Championships U18 in Samsun (Turkey) last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.5spg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 34.6%, FT: 55.6%.
Lopatin has played previously for two other teams: Trinta Moscow and MBA Moscow.

CSKA Moscow roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Leo Westermann
Cory Higgins

Forwards:
Andrey Vorontsevich
Will Clyburn
Andrei Lopatin

Center:
Kyle Hines

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Courts Jets clinches first spot in KFC NBL final - by Eurobasket News

Basketball action continued on Friday in the first of two semi-final matchups with defending Champion Courts Jets defeating Canaries 51-32. Underdog Canaries who defeated Vieux Fort's Run n Gun in their quarterfinal game only fielded 7 players. Chris Alexander led Canaries' losing effort with 11 points. KFC Player of the Game Glenn Antoine finished with 16 points, 8 rebounds. Keegan Preville also contributed 11 points, 4 steals for the defending champions. Courts Jets awaits the winner of Wednesday's second semi-final matchup between perennial finalists VBCC and The Morne Gladiators. The matchup will take place at the Beausejour Indoor Facility at 7:00pm. The finals of The KFC National Basketball League will be held on Saturday July 1st starting with the 3rd place matchup at 5:00pm also at Beausejour.
Courtesy of: stlucianewsonline.com



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Kings Agree To Sign Bogdan Bogdanovic - by Eurobasket News

The Kings have struck a deal with draft-and-stash prospect Bogdan Bogdanovic (6'6''-G/F-92), according to Jason Jones and Ailene Voisin of The Sacramento Bee. Bogdanovic - not to be confused with Wizards RFA Bojan Bogdanovic - is expected to sign a three-year contract with Sacramento worth $36MM. Bogdan Bogdanovic, the 27th overall pick in the 2014 draft, was originally selected by the Suns, but his rights were sent to the Kings in a draft-night trade in 2016, when Phoenix moved up to No. 8 to select Marquese Chriss. A 6'6 sharpshooter, Bogdanovic was named the MVP of the Turkish League this year after averaging 14.7 PPG, 4.0 APG, and 3.5 RPG. The 24-year-old also earned All-EuroLeague honors and helped lead Turkish team Fenerbahce to its first ever EuroLeague title. Because it has been more than three years since he was drafted, Bogdanovic is no longer subject to the NBA's rookie scale. As such, the Kings will sign him using cap room. The deal can become official next month. Serbian website Kurir first reported that the Kings and Bogdanovic had reached an agreement, as Orazio Cauchi of twitter details.
Courtesy of: hoopsrumors.com



Serbian U20 National team blast Belgium in friendly match - by Zoran Popovic

Serbian U20 National team won friendly match against Belgium 99:65 (22:19,25:14, 24:14, 28:19) as a part of preparation for European championship. Serbian prospects controled result from the beginning of the match. Coach Vladimir Djokic gived chance to all players and during the match had possibility test different offensive and defensive segments. The most efficient player in Sebian team was Borisa Simanic (209-PF-98, agency: BeoBasket) with 16 scored points. ,

Peno 11pts, Music 9pts, Cirovic 10pts, Jovanovic 8pts, Kapetanovic 4pts, Stepanovic 8pts, Simanic 16pts, Kenic 5pts, Djordjevic 9pts, Spasojevic 2pts, Vasic 7pts, Tanaskovic 9pts.



Coach Klipa announce list of candidates for Serbian U16 National team - by Zoran Popovic

Head coach of Serbian U16 National team Slobodan Klipa announce list of candidates for European championship in Podgorica, Montenegro. On the list are players: Stevan Karapandzic, Dusan Tanaskovic, Lazar, Vasic, Lazar Zivanovic, Vladan Music, Aleksandar Langovic, Novak Miskovic, Marko Andric,Aleksa Markovic, Marko Pavicevic, Nemanja Popovic, Bosko Bumbic, Jovan Kojic, Matija Svetozarevic, Stefan Agoc, Djordje Pazin.

European championship is from August 11 until August 19, 2017.



Khimki tabs Charles Jenkins, ex Crvena Zvezda - by Eurobasket News

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) inked 28-year old American (has also Serbian passport) shooting guard Charles Jenkins (191-100kg-89, college: Hofstra). He played most recently at Crvena Zvezda in Serbian KLS league. Jenkins managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 18 KLS games he averaged 8.1ppg, 1.8rpg, 3.2apg and 1.8spg. He helped them to win the league title. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Honorable Mention. Jenkins also played 30 games in Euroleague where he had 9.4ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.6apg and 2.1spg. And finally he contributed to 32 games in ABA League where he recorded 9.8ppg, 2.0rpg, 3.1apg and 1.3spg (leader !!!).
He received Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League 1st Team award 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 and the cup. 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).
His game is described as: 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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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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Evan Singletary (ex Iskra Svit) joins Usti n/Labem - by Greg

SLUNETA Usti nad Labem (NBL) agreed terms with 23-year old American point guard Evan Singletary (185-88kg-94, college: Albany). He played last season at Iskra Svit in Slovakian SBL league. In 41 games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 16.1ppg and averaged 3.6rpg, 4.2apg and 1.9spg (in top 4). Singletary helped them to make it to the Slovakian Cup Semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com Slovakian League All-Imports Team and 3rd Team.
Singletary graduated from University at Albany in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

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Banvit keeps Vidmar for another season - by Eurobasket News

Banvit Basketbol Kulubu (BSL) re-signed 30-year old Slovenian international center Gasper Vidmar (211-87). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 32 BSL games he averaged 9.8ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.2apg last season. Vidmar helped them to win the cup. He also played 20 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 10.9ppg and 5.6rpg. Vidmar contributed to his team making it to the final.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
Vidmar has been also a member of Slovenian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Slovenian senior team since 2007 and previously for U20 National Team between 2006 and 2007.
Vidmar also represented Slovenia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 12.0ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.2apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 68.0%, FT: 30.8%.
Vidmar has played previously professionally in Turkey (Darussafaka, Fenerbahce and Besiktas) and Slovenia (Un.Olimpija, Slovan and Jance Prit).

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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

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CB Canarias keep Abromaitis for another season - by Eurobasket News

Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (Liga Endesa) re-signed 28-year old American forward Tim Abromaitis (203-107kg-89, college: Notre Dame). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 29 Liga Endesa games he averaged 6.6ppg and 3.9rpg last season. Abromaitis also played 20 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 9.1ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.1apg. He helped them to win the Basketball Champions League championship (twice).
Abromaitis has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Newcomer of the Year award in 2015.
Abromaitis represented USA at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 6.9ppg, 4.3rpg, FGP: 56.0%, 3PT: 23.5%, FT: 88.9%.
Abromaitis has played previously professionally in France (ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket and Strasbourg IG) and Germany (Braunschweig).
He attended University of Notre Dame until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Abromaitis' outlook: Has great fundamentals and elegant moves. Can shot from everywhere on the court, and long arms allow him a very high, almost unstoppable ball release. Not so quick, neither so athletic, but has a bright future, above all at Euroleague level.

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Suton re-signs at Estudiantes - by Eurobasket News

Movistar Estudiantes (Liga Endesa) confirmed in their roster 32-year old Croatian ex-international center Goran Suton (208-108kg-85, college: Michigan State). He is a dual citizen owning also Bosnia and Herzegovina passport. Suton played there last season. In 32 Liga Endesa games he had 8.6ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Joventut where in 34 Liga Endesa games he recorded 9.0ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg.
In 2009 Suton was drafted by Utah Jazz (NBA) in second round (50th overall). The former Michigan State standoutis in his ninth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Suton's team made it to the Cup (Copa del Rey) Semifinals in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Croatian A1 League 1st Team back in 2012. Suton was a member of Croatian Senior National Team between 2009 and 2012.
He has played also professionally in Italy (Angelico Biella), Russia (Spartak St.Petersburg) and Croatia (Cibona and Cedevita).
Suton could be described: Skilled big man, including passing, shooting and ball-handling ... Offensively talented in the post or facing the basket ... Worked hard to add muscle and strength.
He's not a very good athlete. He doesn't have long arms. But he just finds a way to be in the right place at the right time
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Movistar Estudiantes roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Omar-Sharif Cook
Ignacio Arroyo

Forwards:
Sitapha Savane
Niklas Caner-Medley

Center:
Goran Suton

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Pere Tomas is a newcomer at RETAbet Bilbao Basket - by Eurobasket News

RETAbet Bilbao Basket (Liga Endesa) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old forward Pere Tomas (202-89) from ICL Manresa. In 32 Liga Endesa games he recorded 10.6ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.3apg last season. He helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season Tomas played at Tecnyconta Zaragoza where in 28 Liga Endesa games he averaged 5.3ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.2apg. He also played 13 games in Eurocup where he had 5.8ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.2apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Tomas was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 1st Team back in 2009.
He represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Rhodos (Greece) eight years ago.
Tomas has played previously for two other teams: Joventut and CB Prat.

RETAbet Bilbao Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ricardo Fischer
Lucio Redivo

Forwards:
Pere Tomas
Jameel McKay

Center:
Tim Kempton

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Villarrobledo keeps Alaminos for another season - by Eurobasket News

Agricola Villarrobledo CBV (EBA) re-signed 26-year old center Artur Alaminos (205-91). He played there last season. In 30 EBA games he recorded 13.0ppg, 4.9rpg, 2.2apg and 2.2spg.
The previous (15-16) season Alaminos played at Basket Globalcaja Quintanar where in 29 EBA games he averaged 9.7ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.0apg and 2.0spg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
Alaminos' team won Spanish EBA Group C Regular Season in 2013.
He has played previously for CB Tarragona_2017.

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Anderson re-signs at Sodertalje - by Eurobasket News

Sodertalje Kings (Basketligan) confirmed in their roster 26-year old American forward Aaron Anderson (201-100kg-91, college: Kennesaw State). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 39 Basketligan games he had 7.4ppg, 7.7rpg and 1.1spg in 2015-16 season. Anderson helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). He also played 11 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 6.6ppg and 5.5rpg.
The previous (14-15) season Anderson was tested by BK Usti nad Labem (NBL) in Czech Republic league.
He has played also professionally in Portugal (CAB Madeira).
Anderson attended Kennesaw State until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

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Marin Mornar (ex Horsens IC) agreed terms with Boras - by Eurobasket News

Boras Basket (Basketligan) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old Croatian forward Marin Mornar (205-91kg-93, college: Loyola Mary). He played most recently at Horsens IC in Danish Ligaen. In 38 games he recorded 5.8ppg and 2.9rpg last season. Mornar helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals after they ended regular season as second best team.
He graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: He can shoot the ball well and is a very tough player. He loves basketball and you can't keep him out of the gym.

Boras Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andreas Person
Nimrod Hilliard_IV
Daniel Thuresson
Ludvig Johansson

Forwards:
Marin Mornar
Brett Bisping
John Brandmark

Coach: Henrik Svensson

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Anton Kobylak-Berglund signs at BC Lulea - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion BC Lulea (Basketligan) landed 21-year old forward Anton Kobylak-Berglund (199-96) from KFUM Jamtland Basket. In 27 Basketligan games he averaged 4.3ppg and 1.0rpg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Swedish BasketEttan Honorable Mention.
Kobylak-Berglund represented Sweden at the European Championships U20 in Helsinki (Finland) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 7.8ppg, 2.4rpg, FGP: 44.4%, 3PT: 31.3%, FT: 50.0%.
Kobylak-Berglund has played previously for BG Lulea.

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Juraj Kozic signs at Boncourt - by Luca Maffioli

BC Boncourt Red Team (LNA) landed 22-year old Swiss international small forward Juraj Kozic (198-95) from Geneve Lions. In 24 LNA games he averaged just 2.3ppg last season.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Lugano Tigers where in 35 LNA games he had 7.1ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.0apg. Kozic helped them to win the Supercup and make to league semifinals.
He has a double citizenship as he also holds Croatian passport.
He has been also a member of Swiss international program for some years. Kozic has regularly played for Swiss senior team since 2016 and two years ago for U22 National Team.
He represented Switzerland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 1.8ppg.
Kozic has played also professionally for other Croatian teams like Jolly and Osjecki Sokol.

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Neuchatel inks Kevin Monteiro - by Luca Maffioli

Union Neuchatel Basket (LNA) agreed terms with 23-year old forward Kevin Monteiro (196-94) from BC Winterthur. In 12 LNA games he had 9.0ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.4apg and 1.0spg last season. He helped them to win the Supercup. Monteiro also played that season for Fribourg Olympic. But in two LNA games he did not score anything. The other team he played shortly was Academie Fribourg where in 5 LNA games he recorded 12.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.2apg and 2.0spg.
Monteiro won Swiss LNA championship title in 2016.
He has played previously for another Swiss team Villars.

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Neuchatel adds Fongue to their roster - by Luca Maffioli

Union Neuchatel Basket (LNA) added to their roster 26-year old international center Eric Fongue (201-94kg-91, college: Alaska-Fairbanks) from Fribourg Olympic. In 10 LNA games he had 4.7ppg and 1.1rpg last season. Fongue's team won Swiss Supercup.
He has been also a member of Swiss international program for some years. Fongue has regularly played for Swiss senior team since 2016 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
He represented Switzerland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 2.5ppg.
Fongue has played previously professionally also in Germany (BG 74 Goettingen II).
He attended Alaska-Fairbanks until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

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Lucas Pythoud signs at Geneve Lions - by Luca Maffioli

Lions de Geneve (LNA) landed 24-year old point guard Lucas Pythoud (174-93) from BBC Lausanne. Pythoud has played there for the last three years. In 27 LNA games he averaged 8.1ppg, 3.6rpg, 3.3apg and 1.0spg last season.
He won Swiss LNB championship title in 2016.
Pythoud represented Switzerland at the European Championships U20 Division B in Pitesti (Romania) four years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 0.8ppg.
Pythoud has played previously for two other teams: Fribourg and Academie Fribourg.

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Boncourt adds Kessler to their roster - by Luca Maffioli

BC Boncourt Red Team (LNA) added to their roster 19-year old Swiss guard Marlon Kessler (192-98). He has played for the last three seasons at the junior team of ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket in French ProA.
Kessler represented Switzerland at the European Championships U18 Division B in Oberwart (Austria) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 9.6ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.9spg, FGP: 44.2%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 78.6%.

BC Boncourt Red Team roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marc Seylan
Marlon Kessler

Forwards:
Juraj Kozic
Amir Savon

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Boncourt tabs Marc Seylan - by Luca Maffioli

BC Boncourt Red Team (LNA) inked 25-year old Swiss guard Marc Seylan (193-86kg-92). He just graduated from Md-E Shore (NCAA). But in 30 games he averaged only 1.1ppg and 1.8rpg last season.
As mentioned above Seylan is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
He played at the MEAC Tournament Semifinals in 2017.
Seylan has played previously for GC Zurich.

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Boncourt adds Savon to their roster - by Luca Maffioli

BC Boncourt Red Team (LNA) added to their roster 21-year old forward Amir Savon (201-89kg-96, college: Mississippi Valley State) from BC Winterthur. In 24 LNA games in Switzerland he recorded 4.7ppg and 4.0rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Savon played at 5 STELLE SAM Basket Massagno. But in 6 LNA games he averaged just 1.0ppg.
He has played previously for two other teams: Bern and Rising Stars.
Savon attended Mississippi Valley State until 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

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Neuchatel inks Kaanu Olaniyi - by Luca Maffioli

Union Neuchatel Basket (LNA) agreed terms with 19-year old Swiss center Kaanu Olaniyi (206-98). He has played for the last four seasons at the junior team of ES Chalon-Sur-Saone in French ProA.
Olaniyi represented Switzerland at the European Championships U16 Division B in Strumice (FYR Macedonia) three years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 9.4ppg, 8.6rpg, 1.1apg, 1.0spg, Blocks-5 (1.9bpg), FGP: 51.6%, FT: 42.9%.
Olaniyi has played previously for Blonay Basket.

Union Neuchatel Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Cedric Mafuta
Bryan Colon

Forwards:
David Ramseier
Kevin Monteiro
Kaanu Olaniyi
Ardit Osmanaj

Center:
Eric Fongue

Coach: Vladimir Ruzicic

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Melbourne United defeat Chinese Taipei in closed hit out - by Eurobasket News

A small group of onlookers were treated to the first glimpses of Melbourne United's new stars this afternoon with several of the players hitting the court for a closed session against the Chinese Taipei National Team at MSAC. Chinese Taipei are visiting Australia as part of their build up to the FIBA Asia Cup in which they also sit in Group D, and will face off against the Australian Boomers on November 24. They arrive off the back of a Championship win in the Asian Games, defeating China, South Korea and Japan. Craig Moller (206-F-94, agency: MKP Management), David Barlow (205-F-83, college: Metro St.), Kyle Adnam (186-G-93), Daniel Dillon (193-G-86, college: Arizona) and development players Tohi Smith-Milner (206-F/C-95, college: Polk State CC) and Samuel Short (195-G-98) all took to the court with a group of booster players currently playing in the SEABL and Big V competitions. Whilst the game was played more as a pick-up style scrimmage, United took the opportunity to test the rotations of their players and give all contracted players currently in Melbourne a good opportunity for a run. 'We actually got a chance to play Craig and Sam together who've been playing together in Ballarat' Melbourne United Assistant Coach Simon Mitchell said after the game. 'It's funny, when we played them individually they were good but when they played together they actually really shone'. 'Craig was probably the stand out player for us from a defence aspect, just his length and the way he disrupted the ball was fantastic'. As well as giving the young guys a run, the coaches were also able to assess the fitness of returning veteran Dave Barlow and newly signed Daniel Dillon. 'I don't know exactly what the numbers are but I think Dave slipped in with a lazy six three's. It always helps when the team hasn't scouted us so your 6'9 guys are dropping bombs' Mitchell said. 'Dave's in the process of just getting himself in game shape so these games are great for him and he utilised his time really well today. He was a good presence on the boards, and boxing out, and offensively he really shone'. Mitchell also shared 'Dan Dillon has also been fantastic since he came back from Japan. His ability to create plays in a small amount of space has been fantastic'. 'We know Dan really well already as he comes back and works with us every off-season but we're still learning lots about him and how he operates with our guys. On the small amount we've seen of him so far he's going to be really great for us'. As well as being a great opportunity for the United players to get in a test run ahead of their upcoming game against China on July 16, several Big V and SEABL also stepped up on the court this afternoon. 'Every Wednesday we have an open gym and all the best players from SEABL and Big V come down and work out with our players. We normally get two courts going and they're highly competitive games so we just picked a few guys out of that and they did a terrific job' Mitchell said. Whilst no live stats were recorded from the game, Melbourne United came away with a solid win 111 to Chinese Taipei's 74. Barlow top scored with 22 points, Adnam had 16 and Moller had 12.
Courtesy of: melbourneutd.com.au



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Vincent Nguyen (ex Den Bosch) is a newcomer at Hanoi Buffalos - by Eurobasket News

Hanoi Buffalos (TBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old Dutch point guard Vincent Nguyen (178-95). He played last season at New Heroes Basketball Den Bosch in Dutch Eredivisie, but left the team in Jan.'17. But in three games he recorded just 1.0ppg. Nguyen's team made it to the Dutch final.
He represented Holland at the European Championships U20 Division B in Szekesfehervar (Hungary) two years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 7.1ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.6apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 55.6%, 3PT: 39.1%, FT: 75.0%.
Nguyen has played also professionally in Belgium (Gembo BBC).

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  TUNISIA  


Dalia Sport Grombalia signs Slimane , Maoua , Trimech - by Ahmed Abderrahim

Dalia Sport Grombalia signed 36 years old Tunisian EX international player Atef Maoua (200-SF-81) .

He played for many season with Tunisian National team and with Etoile du Sahel and with JSK also he played a season in spanich league with Por Huelva .

The second player is Hamza Slimane the Ex player of JSK and CAB , AS Hammamet he play like Point Guard , Shooting Guard .

The other player is the Center of U.S.Monastir Ahmed Trimech he played just for USM in all his career last seasons he played three time the finals cup .

The team hope this season be with the big four in the league with this newcomers and to participate maybe this season again in the arabic championship after the good tournament the last season in Sousse.



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  TURKEY  


Banvit keeps Vidmar for another season - by Eurobasket News

Banvit Basketbol Kulubu (BSL) re-signed 30-year old Slovenian international center Gasper Vidmar (211-87). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 32 BSL games he averaged 9.8ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.2apg last season. Vidmar helped them to win the cup. He also played 20 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 10.9ppg and 5.6rpg. Vidmar contributed to his team making it to the final.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
Vidmar has been also a member of Slovenian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Slovenian senior team since 2007 and previously for U20 National Team between 2006 and 2007.
Vidmar also represented Slovenia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 12.0ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.2apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 68.0%, FT: 30.8%.
Vidmar has played previously professionally in Turkey (Darussafaka, Fenerbahce and Besiktas) and Slovenia (Un.Olimpija, Slovan and Jance Prit).

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Cevher Ozer agreed terms with Afyon - by Eurobasket News

Afyonkarahisar Belediye (TBL) inked experienced 34-year old former international power forward Cevher Ozer (206-83, agency: 1x1 Sports) from Acibadem. In 35 TBL games he recorded 5.9ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.0apg last season. Ozer also played that season for Turk Telekom where in two TBL games he averaged impressive 18.0ppg, 11.5rpg, 3.5apg and 1.5spg.
Among other achievements his team won Turkish League Regular Season in 2008, 2012 and 2014. Ozer was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game back in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
He was a member of Turkish international program for some years. Ozer was called to Turkish Senior National Team between 2004 and 2009 and previously for U21 National Team in 2002.
He has spent his entire career in Turkey playing for five other teams: Darussafaka, Galatasaray, TED Kolejliler, Besiktas and Banvit.
Ozer's game is described as: He has the potential to become a top level PF in European basket. Great great talent. Very effective outside shot. Great leaping ability that helps him to finish the hoop with a dunk in traffic. Nickname 'Cicio'.

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Socar Petkim inks Ahmet Cantitiz - by Eurobasket News

Socar Petkimspor (TBL) agreed terms with 25-year old shooting guard Ahmet Cantitiz (193-92) from Turk Telekom. In 38 TBL games he had 12.9ppg, 5.1rpg, 3.5apg and 1.8spg (in top 5) last season.
The previous (15-16) season Cantitiz played at Akhisar Bld where in 30 TBL games he recorded 3.4ppg and 3.5rpg.
His team won Turkish TB2L Federation Cup in 2013.
Cantitiz represented Turkey at the European Championships U20 in Slovenia five years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 4.2ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.3apg.
Cantitiz has played previously for two other teams: Banvit and Bandirma Kirmizi.

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Socar Petkim inks Ahmet Ali Erdogan - by Eurobasket News

Socar Petkimspor (TBL) signed 31-year old point guard Ahmet Ali Erdogan (186-73kg-86, agency: 1x1 Sports). He has played for the last two seasons at Best Balikesir in the BSL. BSL was a little too high level for him, where in 15 games he had just 1.5ppg last season. TBL will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Erdogan won Turkish TB2L championship title in 2016.
He has played previously for five other teams: Pinar Karsiyaka, Oyak Renault, Aliaga, Bursaspor and Sakarya BSB.

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Tofas ink Raymar Morgan, ex Ratiopharm - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Tofas Bursa (BSL) agreed terms with 29-year old American power forward Raymar Morgan (203-100kg-88, college: Michigan State). He has played for the last two seasons at Ratiopharm in German BBL league. In 42 games he had very impressive stats: 17.7ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.9apg last season. Morgan helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Player of the Year, Center of the Year and named to 1st Team. Morgan also played 14 games in Eurocup where he was second best scorer with 14.4ppg and averaged 4.1rpg, 1.4apg and 1.3spg.
Morgan has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He is quite experienced player. Morgan has played also professionally in Greece (Panathinaikos), Israel (Maccabi Rishon, GreenTops Netanya and Ironi Ashkelon) and Turkey (Pinar Karsiyaka).
He attended Michigan State until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.
Morgan could be described: Versatile big man with great defensive skills and the ability to defend four positions ... Strong rebounder ... Great work ethic as he continues to improve his offensive game.

Tofas Bursa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Baris Ermis
Pierria Henry
Kadir Bayram
Yigit Arslan

Forwards:
Sammy Mejia
Tony Crocker

Centers:
Raymar Morgan
Kenny Kadji
Muhsin Yasar

Coach: Orhun Ene

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Socar Petkim signs Efekan Cosar - by Eurobasket News

Socar Petkimspor (TBL) signed 23-year old shooting guard Efekan Cosar (195-94) from Eskisehir Basket. In 35 TBL games he had just 2.8ppg and 1.2rpg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season Cosar played at Pertevniyal where in 34 TBL games he recorded 4.6ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.0apg.
Cosar represented Turkey at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) three years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 10 games: 0.8ppg.
Cosar has played previously for Anadolu Efes.

Socar Petkimspor roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ahmet_Ali Erdogan
Ahmet Cantitiz
Efekan Cosar

Forwards:
Umit Sonkol
Murat Erensoy

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Socar Petkim inks Murat Erensoy - by Eurobasket News

Socar Petkimspor (TBL) agreed terms with 26-year old forward Murat Erensoy (201-91) from Gelisim. In 32 TBL games he had 8.4ppg and 5.0rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Erensoy played at Istanbul DSI where in 34 TBL games he recorded 6.1ppg and 6.3rpg.
He represented Turkey at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 1.4ppg, 2.9rpg.
Erensoy has played previously for four other teams: ITU Istanbul, Pertevniyal, Aliaga and Pi Koleji.

Socar Petkimspor roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ahmet_Ali Erdogan
Ahmet Cantitiz

Forwards:
Umit Sonkol
Murat Erensoy

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Afyon signs Talat Alp Altunbey - by Eurobasket News

Afyonkarahisar Belediye (TBL) signed 23-year old power forward Talat Alp Altunbey (204-94) from Bandirma Kirmizi. Altunbey has played there for the last three years. In 34 TBL games he had 12.2ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.4apg last season.
His team made it to the Turkish Cup Final Four in 2016.
Altunbey represented Turkey at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) three years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 9 games: 5.0ppg, 3.4rpg.

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Tyler Honeycutt left Anadolu Efes - by Eurobasket News

27-year old American forward Tyler Honeycutt (203-90kg-90, college: UCLA) left Anadolu Efes Istanbul (BSL). Honeycutt played there last season. In 27 games he had 7.7ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.8apg. He helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. A very impressive season as he was named to Turkish League All-Star Game Dunk Contest. Honeycutt played there also last season. He also played 35 games in Euroleague where he recorded 9.2ppg, 7.3rpg, 2.0apg and 1.1spg. Honeycutt contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
In 2011 he was drafted by Sacramento Kings (NBA) in second round (35th overall). The former Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles standoutis in his seventh season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of VTB United League in 2015. Honeycutt was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 2nd Team back in 2014.
He is quite experienced player. Honeycutt has played also professionally in Russia (Khimki), NBA (Houston Rockets), NBA G League (Rio Grande Valley Vipers and Reno Bighorns) and Israel (Ironi Nes Ziona).
He could be described: Extremely versatile wing player ... Great size for either the shooting guard or small forward position ... Stands a tall 6'8.25' in shoes and has a respectable 6'9" wingspan ... Excellent athletic ability ... Explosive, quick leaper with excellent body control ... Fast runner that always hustles down the court on both offense and defense. Poor finisher around the rim ... Lacks the strength to stay on balance after much contact ... Inconsistent scoring ability ... Has trouble creating his own shot off the dribble and slashing to the rim.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lokomotiv adds Elegar to their roster - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Lokomotiv Kuban (VTB) added to their roster 31-year old Virgin Islander international center Frank Elegar (208-108kg-86, college: Drexel). He is a dual citizen owning also U.S. Virgin Islands passport. Elegar played last season at Enisey (VTB). In 13 FIBA Europe Cup games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.2ppg, 10.2rpg, 1.3apg, 1.4spg and 1.5bpg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-FIBA Europe Cup Forward of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports Team. Elegar also played 22 games in VTB United League where he averaged 13.5ppg, 9.2rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg. Great season indeed as he was voted to VTB United League All-Star Game.
The previous (15-16) season Elegar played at TED Kolejliler in Turkish BSL. In 28 games he had 9.8ppg and 7.6rpg.
In 2008 Elegar was drafted by Albany Patroons (CBA) in fourth round (16th overall).
He attended Drexel University and it is his tenth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Elegar won Estonian League championship title for two years in a row (2013 and 2014). He has been regularly called to U.S. Virgin Islands Senior National Team since 2006.
Elegar is quite experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America) in eight different countries. Elegar has played previously professionally in Argentina (Olimpico de La Banda), France (JA Vichy), Germany (Eisbaeren Bremerhaven), Greece (Marousi), Italy (Armani Milano), Puerto Rico (Cangrejeros), Estonia (Kalev/Cramo) and Turkey (Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye and Bornova).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Basketball Without Borders, VI participants - by David Edole

Zion Jones and Dwayne Lynch will represent the Virgin Islands at the ninth Basketball without Borders (BWB) Americas Camp held in the Bahamas sponsored by the National Basketball Association (NBA), the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the Bahamas Basketball Federation (BBF).
The camp will be held July 5-8 at The Kendal G.L. Isaacs National Gymnasium in Nassau, marking the first time that the NBA and FIBA's global basketball development and community outreach program will be held in the Bahamas. Nike will serve as the official partner.
NBA and FIBA players and coaches, including J.J. Barea (Dallas Mavericks; Puerto Rico), Dwight Powell (Dallas Mavericks; Canada) and Sasha Vujacic (New York Knicks; Slovenia), will coach the high school age campers. Barea, Powell and Vujai, will be joined by WNBA Legend Ebony Hoffman (U.S.).
Jones had 20 points in the Sun Stroke All V.I. Hoop Classic game helping St. Croix All stars to a win over St. Thomas, 72-56. The 6-foot-1 speedster also led Central High to the St. Croix IAA title and to a tournament win. Lynch made his splash at the RSBC Caribbean Basketball Tournament championship in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos where he took home MVP honors. He also helped Charlotte Amalie High School to the St. Thomas-St. John IAA title.
Players and coaches will lead the campers through a variety of activities on and off the court, including movement efficiency, positional skill development, 5-on-5 games and daily life skills seminars focusing on health, leadership and communication. One boy and one girl will be named BWB Americas Camp MVPs at the conclusion of the camp.
BWB Americas will also include a Jr. NBA clinic with local youth in the Bahamas in partnership with community organizations, which will highlight the power of sport to promote cultural understanding while teaching the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle and the values of the game, including teamwork, integrity and respect.
Nike, a BWB global partner since 2002, will outfit the campers and coaches with Nike apparel and footwear.



Virgin Islanders in NBA Summer League - by David Edole

Rakeem Christmas (206-F-91, college: Syracuse) returns to the Indiana Pacers summer league roster. He had a total of 59 points and 56 rebounds his previous season, when he began to see regular minutes towards the end of the year. The Pacers will open play in the Mountain Dew Orlando Pro Summer League at 1 p.m. Saturday (July 1st) against Orlando. They play Charlotte on Sunday at 5 p.m., Miami on Monday at 5 p.m., Dallas at 3 p.m. July 4 with the playoff game on July 6 to be determined. All games will be played in Orlando and televised by NBATV.

Marcus Georges-Hunt (196-F-94, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Pensack Sports) is returning to summer league play, this time with the Orlando Magic. Georges-Hunt joined Orlando late last season and played in five games. The league also will feature entries by the Charlotte Hornets, Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, New York Knicks and Oklahoma City Thunder.
Georges-Hunt played well in the D-League last year for the Maine Red Claws where he averaged 15.8 points per game, 6.2 rebounds per game and 4.5 assists per game. He recorded a triple-double earlier in the season, impressive considering he is a shooting guard. Georges-Hunt shot 46.2 percent from the floor.
In the few minutes Georges-Hunt played for the Magic considering how late into the season he signed, that part might be true. Yet, Georges-Hunt did stand out in some way despite not making much of a statistical impact.
Georges-Hunt scored 14 points in 48 minutes across five games in his short stint with the Magic.



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Cherkasy keeps Boyarkin for another season - by Eurobasket News

SK Cherkasy Monkeys (Superleague) re-signed 22-year old point guard Igor Boyarkin (182-84kg-95). He played there last season. In 18 Superleague games he recorded 5.2ppg, 3.6rpg and 5.7apg (top 2). Boyarkin helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Ukrainian Superleague All-Star Game. He also played that season for Kryvbas where in 21 Superleague games he averaged 12.4ppg, 3.1rpg, 5.6apg and 2.0spg. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Ukrainian Superleague All-Star Game.
Boyarkin's team was regular season runner-up in Ukrainian SL Favorit Sport in 2016.
He represented Ukraine at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 4.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.0apg, 1.8spg.
Boyarkin has played previously for four other teams: BC Donetsk, Hoverla, BK Donetsk 2nd team and BK Dnipro-2 Dnepropetrovsk.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Phoenix take Touray - by Paul Nilsen

Cheshire Phoenix can confirm the signing of the London-born Alassan Touray (194-G/F-93).

The guard has been playing in the Danish Basketligaen over the past three years and most recently for SISU Copenhagen, where he averaged 10 points per game.

He becomes the second signing of the week for the Phoenix, following on from the arrival of Orlan Jackman.

Head Coach Ben Thomas said: 'Alassan has a great attitude and is really motivated to have a successful season with us.

"He gives us options at both the shooting and point guard position offensively and can defend multiple positions with his size and athleticism. His versatility will benefit the Nix hugely'.

The player himself added: 'I am looking forward to playing for Cheshire Phoenix, not only on the court but in the community.

"I was born in London, but I never really got to live there as I was raised in the city of Copenhagen, Denmark.

"Returning to my country of birth is exciting and with hard work and dedication to the programme, I am sure we will be successful'.



Wroblicky re-joins Sharks - by Paul Nilsen

The DBL Sharks are thrilled to announce the return for a second season of big man Tony Wroblicky (208-C-92, college: American).

The 6ft 10in centre will re-join fellow frontcourt favourite Mike Tuck for the 2017-18 season and will resume his second year of studying for is MBA at the University of Sheffield.

Wroblicky signed up to complete his Masters Degree in Business over two years and has confirmed his return for the South Yorkshire franchise.

'I am thrilled to have Tony back for his second season with the club," said Head Coach, Atiba Lyons.

"He suffered a terrible hand injury last October which took him out for several weeks - and so he didn't get the chance to establish his season until the second half of the year'

'I am looking forward to having him pick up where he left off and to hit the floor running'.

Wroblicky averaged 13 points and 10 rebounds per game for the Sharks despite his 8 week injury break.

'I really enjoyed last season at the Sharks and now that I am more familiar with the league, I am looking forward to joining my team mates in August to get preparations underway' said Wroblicky.

'My understanding is that there have been some adjustments which I think will see much improvement and I think if we can stay healthy, then along that with consistency, we will see a better finish."

The DBL Sharks have also been confirmed by Matchroom Sport as one of eight teams who will participate at the British Basketball All Stars Championship at The O2 in London on Sunday 24 September



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Paul Harrison leads Sayago, the Metro leader - by Hector Lopez

Paul Harrison (203-C-89, college: N.Greenville) scored a three points shot with three seconds to play leading Sayago to beat atenas 87-84 for the Metro league 8th round. Sayago is the leader for the tournament with a 7-0 record followed by Atenas with a 6-2 record. Harrison finished with 37 points, 8 rebounds and 3 asssits, while Anthony Danridge (196-F-86, college: N.Mexico) scored 15 points for Attenas and added 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Jeffrey Fahnbulleh (200-C/F-85) scored 26 points and garbbed 13 rebounds leading Miramar to defeat Marne 79-65. Miramar reached now a 5-3 record for the third position. The thre best teams for the Metro league, after two rounds, will be promoted to the Uruguayan League 2018/19. Capitol defeated Verdirrojo 81-72, with 17 points and 15 rebounds by Earl Watson (201-C-90, college: Rhode Island), while Gerel Simmons (188-G-93, college: Lincoln Memorial) netted 33 points for Verdirrojo. Standings: Sayago 7-0, Atenas 6-.2, Miramar 5-3, Cordon, Tabare and 25 de Agosto 4-3, Stockolmo 3-3, Verdirrojo Auriblanco and Union Atletica 3-4, Capitol 3-5, Marne 1-6 Colon 1-7.


Harrison number one in Uruguayan Ascenso for round 8 - by Eurobasket News

American Center Paul Harrison (203-C-89) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for top-ranked Sayago, receiving a Latinbasket.com Ascenso Player of the Week award for round 8.
The 27-year old player was the main contributor (37 points, eight rebounds and three assists) to his team's victory, helping them to edge out Atenas (#2, 6-2) 87-84. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Sayago to consolidate first place in the Uruguayan Ascenso. They maintain a perfect record without any lost game in the league. It's already very far into the season and Sayago keeps a perfect 7-0 record. In the team's last game Harrison had a remarkable 60.9% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Sayago, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Former North Greenville University star has very solid stats this year. Harrison is in league's top in points (2nd best: 28.0ppg), rebounds (5th best: 12.6rpg) and averages impressive 1.7bpg and 61.8% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 25-year old Gaston Semiglia (192-F-91) of U Atletica. Semiglia had a very good evening with 42 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Of course he led U Atletica to another comfortable win 98-82 over Auriblanco (3-4) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed U Atletica to move up to 8th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 3-4 record. Semiglia is one of the most experienced players at U Atletica and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 28.6ppg (#1). His other stats are also decent: 7.9rpg and 5.7apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was American center Earl Watson (201-C-90) of Capitol (#11). Watson scored 17 points and grabbed fifteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Capitol, leading his team to a 81-72 win against slightly higher-ranked Verdirrojo (#10, 3-4). The chances of Capitol not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 5 games, recording just three victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Watson could try to bring Capitol's a little bit higher in the standings. Watson has individually a great season in Uruguay. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 16.2rpg (#1 in league). He also has 2.7bpg and FGP: 54.5%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Hector Silva (192-F-90) of Capitol - 20 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Octavio Medina (195-F-96) of Stockolmo - 17 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Agustin Zuvich (200-F-95) of Cordon - 9 points, 19 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Tirrell Brown (198-F-93) of Colon - 25 points and 8 rebounds
8. Jeffrey Fahnbulleh (200-C/F-85) of Miramar - 26 points and 13 rebounds
9. Gerel Simmons (188-G-93) of Verdirrojo - 33 points and 6 rebounds
10. Camilo Colman (191-G-90) of Auriblanco - 20 points, 6 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)



Metropolitan Round 8: Sayago defeats Atenas in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with derby games and favorites losing the games.

The most exciting game of round 8 in the Ascenso took place in Montevideo. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of second-ranked Atenas (6-2) to top-ranked Sayago (7-0) 87-84 in the game for the first place. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Atenas. Sayago looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Paul Harrison (203-89, college: N.Greenville) who helped to win the game recording 37 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds and guard Martin Perdomo (181-95) who added 16 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals during the contest. Mateo Pose (190-95) responded with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Undefeated Sayago have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 7-0 record. Atenas at the other side keep the second place with two games lost. Sayago are looking forward to face Cordon (#5) in Montevideo in the next round. Atenas' supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Montevideo to the arena Marne.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Cordon (4-3) against sixth ranked Tabare (4-3) on Monday night. Host Cordon was defeated by Tabare in a tough game in Montevideo 60-64. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Cordon. The winners were led by forward Agustin Cabillon (196-95) who scored that evening 17 points and 6 rebounds and Rodrigo Xavier supported him with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Tabare's coach Carlos Barrios allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Even 9 points and 19 rebounds by forward Agustin Zuvich (200-95) did not help to save the game for Cordon. Tabare moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Cordon and 25 de Agosto. Tabare will play against Stockolmo (#7) in Montevideo in the next round. Cordon will play on the road against the league's leader Sayago and hopes to get back on the winning track.
An interesting game took place in Montevideo where 8th ranked Verdirrojo (3-4) was upset on the court of eleventh ranked Capitol (3-5) 81-72 on Tuesday. The best player for the winners was Earl Watson who had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 15 rebounds. Gerel Simmons produced 33 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds for the guests. Verdirrojo's coach Mathias Nieto rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Capitol maintains eleventh position with 3-5 record. Loser Verdirrojo keeps the eighth place with four games lost. They share the position with U Atletica and Auriblanco. Capitol's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Montevideo .
Tenth ranked Union Atletica (3-4) crushed at home 11th ranked Auriblanco (3-4) by 16 points 98-82, which is the biggest margin this round. Gaston Semiglia orchestrated the victory by scoring 42 points (!!!), 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. Union Atletica's coach Martin Sedes used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Union Atletica moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Verdirrojo and Auriblanco. Union Atletica's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Colon (#13) on the road where they are favorite.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Montevideo: Miramar (#6) and Marne (#12). Miramar (5-3) won against visiting Marne (1-6) 79-65. Worth to mention a great performance of Jeffrey Fahnbulleh who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds. Miramar moved-up to third place. Marne lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with six games lost. Miramar's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Montevideo to the arena Verdirrojo.

In the last game of round 8 Colon lost to Stockolmo on the opponent's court 73-82.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 20 points and 7 rebounds by Hector Silva of Capitol.

Miramar - Marne 79-65

Another interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Montevideo: Miramar (#6) and Marne (#12). Miramar (5-3) won against visiting Marne (1-6) 79-65. They outrebounded Marne 41-30 including 29 on the defensive glass. Miramar looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Marne's players. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Jeffrey Fahnbulleh (200-85) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds and forward Martin Trelles (187-96) who added 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Four Miramar players scored in double figures. Forward Andres Pineiro (187-89) responded with 23 points and 6 rebounds and Joaquin Borallo scored 9 points and 12 rebounds. Miramar moved-up to third place. Marne lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with six games lost. Miramar's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Montevideo to the arena Verdirrojo.
Top scorers:
Miramar: J.Fahnbulleh 26+13reb, M.Nicoletti 17+4reb+5ast, F.Masner 15+7ast, M.Trelles 15+7reb+5ast, I.Asaravicius 4+4reb, M.Lopez Garula 2+8reb+4ast
Marne: A.Pineiro 23+6reb+3ast, B.Ingratta 11+3reb+1ast, J.Borallo 9+12reb, S.Pereira 8+3reb+1ast, L.Blazina 5, D.Veleda 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 548636


Capitol - Verdirrojo 81-72

An interesting game took place in Montevideo where 8th ranked Verdirrojo (3-4) was upset on the court of eleventh ranked Capitol (3-5) 81-72 on Tuesday. Capitol made 29-of-35 free shots (82.9 percent) during the game. Capitol had a 34-22 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American center Earl Watson (201-90, college: Rhode Island) who had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 15 rebounds. Forward Hector Silva (192-90) chipped in 20 points and 7 rebounds. Four Capitol players scored in double figures. American guard Gerel Simmons (188-93, college: Lincoln Memorial) produced 33 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds and guard Martin Mayora (181-95) added 14 points respectively for the guests. Verdirrojo's coach Mathias Nieto rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Capitol maintains eleventh position with 3-5 record. Loser Verdirrojo keeps the eighth place with four games lost. They share the position with U Atletica and Auriblanco. Capitol's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Montevideo .
Top scorers:
Capitol: H.Silva 20+7reb+2ast, J.Andres Galleto 18+5reb+1ast, E.Watson 17+15reb+1ast, J.Wenzel 16+4reb+3ast, F.Soto 3+4reb+1ast, R.Pintos 3+1reb
Verdirrojo: G.Simmons 33+6reb+1ast, M.Mayora 14+4reb+3ast, P.Makanskas 10+9reb+1ast, S.Massa 6+1reb+3ast, M.Monteverde 3+3reb, L.Rodriguez 3+1reb
gschID: 548637


Atenas - Sayago 84-87

The most exciting game of round 8 in the Ascenso took place in Montevideo. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of second-ranked Atenas (6-2) to top-ranked Sayago (7-0) 87-84 in the game for the first place. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Atenas. Sayago looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Paul Harrison (203-89, college: N.Greenville) who helped to win the game recording 37 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds and guard Martin Perdomo (181-95) who added 16 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals during the contest. Mateo Pose (190-95) responded with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists and forward Fausto Pomoli (198-94) scored 18 points and 9 rebounds. Four Sayago and five Atenas players scored in double figures. Sayago have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 7-0 record. Atenas at the other side keep the second place with two games lost. Sayago are looking forward to face Cordon (#5) in Montevideo in the next round. Atenas' supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Montevideo to the arena Marne.
Top scorers:
Sayago: P.Harrison 37+8reb+3ast, M.Perdomo 16+6reb+5ast, R.Brause 15+5reb+5ast, E.Gonzalez 10+5reb+6ast, G.Fernandez 5, M.Lado 4+4reb+3ast
Atenas: F.Pomoli 18+9reb+2ast, M.Pose 16+7reb+7ast, A.Danridge 15+3reb+3ast, M.Zubiaurre 14+4reb+3ast, N.Catala 13+8reb+2ast, J.Santiso 8+6reb+3ast
gschID: 548635


Cordon - Tabare 60-64

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Cordon (4-3) against sixth ranked Tabare (4-3) on Monday night. Host Cordon was defeated by Tabare in a tough game in Montevideo 60-64. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Cordon. Cordon was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 18-11 third quarter run of Tabare. Strangely Cordon outrebounded Tabare 47-35 including 35 on the defensive glass. Cordon was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The winners were led by forward Agustin Cabillon (196-95) who scored that evening 17 points and 6 rebounds and guard Rodrigo Xavier (184-95) supported him with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Tabare's coach Carlos Barrios allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Even 9 points and 19 rebounds by forward Agustin Zuvich (200-95) did not help to save the game for Cordon. Guard Luca Magnone (187-97) added 14 points and 5 rebounds for the hosts. Four Cordon players scored in double figures. Tabare moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Cordon and 25 de Agosto. Tabare will play against Stockolmo (#7) in Montevideo in the next round. Cordon will play on the road against the league's leader Sayago and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Tabare: R.Xavier 17+6reb, A.Cabillon 17+6reb+2ast, E.Serres 10+6reb, G.Rivas 7+2reb+3ast, C.McCann 6+3reb+1ast, F.Alvarez 5+5reb+2ast
Cordon: L.Magnone 14+5reb+2ast, N.Ibarra 13+4reb, A.Amaral 10+6reb+1ast, F.Medina 10+5reb+5ast, A.Zuvich 9+19reb+3ast, D.Pereira 2+3reb
gschID: 548632


U Atletica - Auriblanco 98-82

Tenth ranked Union Atletica (3-4) crushed at home 11th ranked Auriblanco (3-4) by 16 points 98-82, which is the biggest margin this round. Union Atletica players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Forward Gaston Semiglia (192-91) orchestrated the victory by scoring 42 points (!!!), 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. Forward Facundo Alonso (195) contributed with 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Union Atletica's coach Martin Sedes used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Camilo Colman (191-90) replied with 20 points and 6 rebounds and Rodrigo Goncalvez added 13 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Auriblanco. Five Auriblanco players scored in double figures. Union Atletica moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Verdirrojo and Auriblanco. Union Atletica's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Colon (#13) on the road where they are favorite.
Top scorers:
U Atletica: G.Semiglia 42+6reb+7ast, F.Alonso 19+6reb+2ast, F.Ferro 15+3reb+6ast, M.Martinez 7+10reb+1ast, A.Arrillaga 6+3reb+1ast, I.Cambon 5+3reb+4ast
Auriblanco: C.Colman 20+6reb+3ast, A.Taibo 16+4reb+1ast, J.Jones 15+2reb+6ast, R.Goncalvez 13+10reb+2ast, A.Jones 11+3reb+3ast, F.Sanchez 3+1reb+7ast
gschID: 548634


Stockolmo - Colon 82-73

Very expected game in Montevideo where 12th ranked Colon (1-7) was defeated by seventh ranked Stockolmo (3-3) 82-73 on Monday. Stockolmo made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Octavio Medina (195-96) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Martin Counago (182-97) who added 20 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) during the contest. Five Stockolmo players scored in double figures. American forward Tirrell Brown (198-93, college: Ouachita Baptist) responded with 25 points and 8 rebounds and forward Facundo Ferreira (192-88) scored 19 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!). Stockolmo have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain seventh position with 3-3 record. Colon lost seventh consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom place with seven games lost. Stockolmo will face higher ranked Tabare (#4) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Colon will play against Union Atletica (#8) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Stockolmo: M.Counago 20+4reb, O.Medina 17+13reb+4ast, F.Grolla 13+7reb, R.Stimage 12+9reb, J.Viana 10+3reb+4ast, L.De Leon 4+1reb
Colon: T.Brown 25+8reb+1ast, F.Ferreira 19+8reb+5ast, F.Della Mea 13+5reb+1ast, F.Baltasar 7+2reb+1ast, L.Lepiani 6+7reb+2ast, A.Rodriguez 3+2reb
gschID: 548633





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LPB Round 2 of Finals. Guaros celebrate second consecutive win - by Eurobasket News

Guaros - Marinos 99-85

Guaros overcame Marinos to take 2-0 lead in the championship series. Guaros had a 27-15 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. International center Gregory Echenique (206-90, college: Creighton, agency: Pensack Sports) had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) to lead the charge for the winners and the former international swingman Jose Vargas (195-82, agency: Pro Sports) chipped in 17 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Four Guaros players scored in double figures. Panamanian forward Michael Hicks (196-76, college: Texas A&M-CC) responded with 22 points and 6 rebounds and the former international point guard Gregory Vargas (180-86, agency: Pro Sports) scored 22 points and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Guaros: J.Vargas 17+8reb+2ast, H.Guillent 16+1reb+6ast, G.Echenique 16+12reb, L.Hayward 16+5reb, N.Colmenares 11+4reb, Z.Graham 9+1reb+2ast
Marinos: M.Hicks 22+6reb+1ast, G.Vargas 22+2reb+4ast, C.Massie 18+4reb+1ast, L.Rodgers 6+2reb+1ast, I.Swann 4+2reb+2ast, M.Carrera 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 548339





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  VTB UNITED LEAGUE  


Lokomotiv adds Elegar to their roster - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Lokomotiv Kuban (VTB) added to their roster 31-year old Virgin Islander international center Frank Elegar (208-108kg-86, college: Drexel). He is a dual citizen owning also U.S. Virgin Islands passport. Elegar played last season at Enisey (VTB). In 13 FIBA Europe Cup games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.2ppg, 10.2rpg, 1.3apg, 1.4spg and 1.5bpg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-FIBA Europe Cup Forward of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports Team. Elegar also played 22 games in VTB United League where he averaged 13.5ppg, 9.2rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg. Great season indeed as he was voted to VTB United League All-Star Game.
The previous (15-16) season Elegar played at TED Kolejliler in Turkish BSL. In 28 games he had 9.8ppg and 7.6rpg.
In 2008 Elegar was drafted by Albany Patroons (CBA) in fourth round (16th overall).
He attended Drexel University and it is his tenth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Elegar won Estonian League championship title for two years in a row (2013 and 2014). He has been regularly called to U.S. Virgin Islands Senior National Team since 2006.
Elegar is quite experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America) in eight different countries. Elegar has played previously professionally in Argentina (Olimpico de La Banda), France (JA Vichy), Germany (Eisbaeren Bremerhaven), Greece (Marousi), Italy (Armani Milano), Puerto Rico (Cangrejeros), Estonia (Kalev/Cramo) and Turkey (Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye and Bornova).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Women News


1 de Agosto close first leg on top of standing - by Eurobasket News

1 de Agosto ended last Monday the first leg of the senior female basketball championship in the first position of the standing with six points, as a result of three wins in like amount of rounds. In the last round, 1 de Agosto did not have many problems to overcome Inter de Benguela by 68-45 in Cidadela Pavilion, in Luanda. The second position is occupied by Interclube, followed by Maculusso and Inter de Benguela. The second leg is set to kick off on Wednesday.
Courtesy of: angop.ao



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  ARGENTINA  


Argentinian U17 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Victoria Gauna
Gauna
Laila Raviolo
Raviolo
Sofia Wolf
Wolf
Maria Fux
Fux
Florencia Chagas
Chagas
#e#5
4Victoria Gauna 185-PF-01
5Laila Raviolo 172-G-00
6Lucila Cragnolino 182-F/C-00
7Martina Scian 170-PG-00
8Sofia Wolf PG-00 Talleres RPB Argentina
9Sofia Acevedo 167-PG-01
10Camila Suarez PG Rocamora Argentina
11Lucia Operto 191-C-01
12Maria Fux 180-C-00
13Candela Gentinetta 181-SF-01
14Florencia Chagas 174-G-01 Berazategui Argentina
15Camila Peri 182-F/C-00

Hernan Amaya Head Coach



Macarena Rosset (ex Velez S.) signs at Cadi La Seu - by Eurobasket News

Cadi La Seu D'urgell (LFB) landed 26-year old Argentinian international swingman Macarena Rosset (178-91, agency: Players Group). She played in the summer at Atletico Velez Sarsfield in Argentinian Superliga. Rosset managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 6 Superliga games she averaged impressive 16.0ppg, 6.2rpg, 3.3apg and 1.7spg.
The most of last season she spent at Marghera in Italian Serie A2 where in 18 games she was fourth best scorer with remarkable 17.1ppg and recorded 7.2rpg, 5.0apg (leader !!!) and 2.7spg. It was a very successful season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Italian A2 3rd Team. Rosset also played that season for Homburger TG in German 2.Bundesliga. In 9 games she had high stats: 15.8ppg, 4.6rpg, 4.8apg and 1.6spg.
Among other achievements Rosset's team was regular season runner-up in Italian A2 Group B in 2016. She received also Eurobasket.com All-Italian A2 Import Player of the Year award in 2016.
Rosset has been also a member of Argentinian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Argentinian senior team since 2013 and previously for U19 National Team back in 2009.
Rosset also represented Argentina at the Olympic Games Additional Qualifying Round in Nantes (France) last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 6.5ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 34.8%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 50.0%.
And here thanks to pro basketball Rosset experienced life on three different continents. She is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Rosset has played previously professionally also in Italy (C.U.S. Chieti and Ferrara).

Cadi La Seu D'urgell roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Macarena Rosset
Yurena Diaz
Ariadna Pujol

Forwards:
Mehryn Kraker
Caitlyn Ramirez

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State Leagues Round-Up - by Eurobasket News

Big V
Bulleen B. - S.Peninsula S. 84-68

Very expected game in Bulleen where 9th ranked Sharks (6-9) were defeated by fifth ranked Boomers (10-4) 84-68 on Sunday. Boomers looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. It was a great evening for Kara Tessari who led her team to a victory scoring 28 points and 4 assists. Dutch guard Natalie Van-Den-Adel (185-90, college: Colorado St.) helped adding 13 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Boomers' coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was Jamilee Pearce with 19 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and guard Courtney Byrnes (180-93) scored 14 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Boomers moved-up to fourth place in League. Loser Sharks dropped to the eighth position with nine games lost. Boomers will face league's leader Sunbury in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Sharks will play against Venom (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bulleen B.: K.Tessari 28+2reb+4ast, N.Van Den Adel 13+10reb+5ast, S.Boothe 11+10reb+4ast, L.Scanlon 9+4ast, M.Allan 8+2reb+1ast, T.Blair 6+3ast
S.Peninsula S.: J.Pearce 19+7reb, C.Byrnes 14+8reb+4ast, E.Ogier 10+6reb+2ast, B.Carter 7+9reb+2ast, A.Marcucci 6+4reb+1ast, I.Hodgson 6+2reb
gschID: 541973


Hume City B. - McKinnon C. 92-60

Everything could happen in Tullamarine at the game between two tied teams. Both seventh ranked Hume City Broncos and 8th ranked Cougars had identical 5-8 record. This time Hume City Broncos used a home court advantage and smashed the opponent from McKinnon 92-60 on Sunday night. Hume City Broncos made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Cougars turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Cougars' players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Hume City Broncos made 11 blocks. It was a great evening for American forward Colleen Planeta (188-88, college: Point Loma) who led her team to a victory with a triple-double by scoring 29 points, 14 rebounds and 10 blocks. Mua Laloifi helped adding 22 points and 5 assists. Four Hume City Broncos players scored in double figures. Hume City Broncos' coach felt very confident using 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was American Morgan Pullins (183, college: St.Mary's, TX, agency: Two Points) with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 16 rebounds and Chelsea Bransden scored 7 points and 7 rebounds. Hume City Broncos maintains seventh place in League with 6-8 record. Loser Cougars dropped to the ninth position with nine games lost. Hume City Broncos will face higher ranked Hawks (#5) in Heathmont in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Cougars will play against the league's leader Sunbury (#1) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Hume City B.: C.Planeta 29+14reb+3ast, M.Laloifi 22+4reb+5ast, E.Livermore 11+15reb+2ast, S.Byrnes 10+2reb+4ast, N.Zammit 6+3reb+7ast, J. Germaine-gray 5+1reb
McKinnon C.: M.Ioannidis 15+1reb, M.Muir 10+5reb, M.Pullins 10+16reb, G.Smart 7+1reb, C.Bransden 7+7reb+2ast, A.Thomas 5+6reb+3ast
gschID: 541972


Ringwood H. - Knox R. 59-61

A very close game took place in Heathmont between Knox Raiders and Hawks. Second ranked Knox Raiders (12-4) got a very close victory on the road over 3rd placed Hawks (9-7). Knox Raiders managed to escape with a 2-point win 61-59 on Sunday evening. Knox Raiders forced 21 Hawks turnovers. The best player for the winners was American guard TaRea Cunnigan (175-93, college: San Jose St.) who scored 19 points. Her fellow American import power forward Deja Middleton (193-90, college: Fayetteville St., agency: Gamble Sports Management) chipped in 6 points and 13 rebounds. Middleton is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. At the other side the best for losing team was Victoria Jarosz who recorded a double-double by scoring 10 points, 23 rebounds and 5 blocks and American guard Sydney Coffey (183, college: Marist) added 23 points (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) respectively. Hawks' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Knox Raiders maintains second place in League with 12-4 record having just eight point less than leader Brisbane S. Loser Hawks dropped to the fifth position with seven games lost. Knox Raiders will meet Wildcats (#6) in the next round. Hawks will play against Hume City Broncos in Tullamarine and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Knox R.: T.Cunnigan 19+3reb, M.Ivanov 13+3reb+2ast, R.Ott 9+4reb+5ast, L.Dawson 8+4reb+1ast, D.Middleton 6+13reb, E.Fisher 4+2reb+1ast
Ringwood H.: S.Coffey 23+1reb+2ast, V.Jarosz 10+23reb, D.Bone 8+6reb+1ast, E.Beddome 7+9reb+2ast, I.Lie 6+4reb+2ast, P.Goldie 3
gschID: 541971


Diamond VE - Waverley F. 57-69

Not a big story in a game in Greensborough where 10th ranked Diamond Valley Eagles (2-14) were defeated by fourth ranked Falcons (11-5) 69-57 on Sunday. Falcons made 17-of-18 free shots (94.4 percent) during the game. They also forced 24 Diamond Valley Eagles turnovers. It was a great evening for forward Renae Mokrzycki (183-94, college: Idaho) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 14 rebounds. Tegan Cunninghan helped adding 16 points and 6 rebounds. Falcons' coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was forward Kate Oliver (193-91, college: USC) with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds and the former international forward Kasey Burton (178-96) scored 9 points and 11 rebounds. Falcons moved-up to third place in League. Loser Diamond Valley Eagles dropped to the eleventh position with 14 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Waverley F.: R.Mokrzycki 23+14reb+2ast, S.Donald 16+2ast, T.Cunninghan 16+6reb+1ast, J.Vanderzaag 9+8reb+1ast, G.Beasley 3+5reb, A.Cann 2+1reb+1ast
Diamond VE: A.Smith 16+4reb, K.Oliver 13+11reb+3ast, M.Pirini 10+5reb+3ast, K.Burton 9+11reb, S.Gillam 5+5reb, S.Wawrzyniak 2+3reb
gschID: 541970


Eltham W. - Bulleen B. 58-80

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fifth ranked Boomers' (10-4) road victory over 6th ranked Wildcats (7-7) 80-58 on Saturday. They outrebounded Wildcats 55-36 including a 43-26 advantage in defensive rebounds. Boomers looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. It was a great evening for forward Lauren Pearce (181-83) who led her team to a victory scoring 21 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists. American power forward Sarah Boothe (195-90, college: Stanford) helped adding 14 points and 17 rebounds. Boomers' coach felt very confident using entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was the former international swingman Katrina Hibbert (180-77, college: LSU) with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 7 steals and forward Ashleigh McBean (190, college: Murray St.) scored 10 points and 9 rebounds. Boomers moved-up to fourth place in League. Loser Wildcats keep the sixth position with seven games lost. Boomers will face league's leader Sunbury in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Wildcats will play against the league's second-placed Knox Raiders (#2) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Bulleen B.: L.Pearce 21+9reb+8ast, K.Tessari 17+3reb+2ast, S.Boothe 14+17reb+3ast, A.Ellis 10+1reb, N.Van Den Adel 9+10reb+2ast, M.Allan 6+6reb+2ast
Eltham W.: K.Hibbert 21+10reb+4ast, O.Bontempelli 14+4reb+1ast, A.McBean 10+9reb+1ast, A.Bates 7+3reb+4ast, M. Brancatisano 3+2reb, J.Kitto 3+4reb+3ast
gschID: 541969


S.Peninsula S. - Ringwood H. 62-55

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Hawks (9-7) against ninth ranked Sharks (6-9) on Saturday night. Visiting Hawks were defeated by Sharks in a tough game on the road 55-62. It was a great evening for American point guard Brittany Carter (183-93, college: Illinois) who led her team to a victory scoring 13 points and 9 rebounds. O Pollerd helped adding 12 points and 8 rebounds. Four Sharks players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Victoria Jarosz with 28 points and 9 rebounds and American guard Sydney Coffey (183, college: Marist) scored 6 points and 6 rebounds. Sharks moved-up to eighth place in League. Loser Hawks dropped to the fifth position with seven games lost. Sharks will face Venom (#10) in the next round. Hawks will play against Hume City Broncos (#7) in Tullamarine and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
S.Peninsula S.: C.Byrnes 14+2reb+2ast, B.Carter 13+9reb+3ast, O. Pollerd 12+8reb+1ast, A.Noblett 10+5reb, R.Mawdsley 5+4reb+1ast, J.Pearce 4+5reb+1ast
Ringwood H.: V.Jarosz 28+9reb, I.Lie 8+3reb, S.Coffey 6+6reb+2ast, S.Mottin 5+1reb, D.Bone 4+3reb, R.Noller 4+5reb
gschID: 541968


Sunbury - Diamond VE 75-56

There was no surprise when 10th ranked Diamond Valley Eagles (2-14) were outplayed on the road by first ranked Sunbury (12-2) 75-56 on Saturday. Sunbury outrebounded Diamond Valley Eagles 42-29 including a 34-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a great evening for Orla Reilly who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists. Point guard Monique Stevens (160-91, college: NW Missouri St.) helped adding 14 points and 7 assists. Sunbury's coach used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was forward Kate Oliver (193-91, college: USC) with 19 points and 6 rebounds and Amelia Smith scored 7 points and 6 rebounds. Newly promoted Sunbury maintains first place in League with 12-2 record. Loser Diamond Valley Eagles dropped to the eleventh position with 14 games lost. Sunbury will face Boomers (#4) in Bulleen in the next round.
Top scorers:
Sunbury: O.Reilly 26+11reb+8ast, M.Stevens 14+4reb+7ast, J.Stockill 10+7reb+2ast, C.Burns 7+2reb+2ast, R.Van Kuyk 6+7reb+1ast, G.McCorkell 4+2reb
Diamond VE: K.Oliver 19+6reb+1ast, M.Pirini 10+4ast, C.Wragg 7+1reb+3ast, A.Smith 7+6reb+3ast, K.Burton 6+7reb+1ast, S.Gillam 4+5reb
gschID: 541967


Waverley F. - Warrandyte V. 75-33

No shocking result in a game in Mount Waverley where fourth ranked Falcons (11-5) outleveled 11th ranked Venom (2-13) 75-33 on Saturday. Falcons held Venom to an opponent 16.4 percent shooting from the field compared to 53.4 percent accuracy of the winners. Falcons had a 34-13 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 5 passes made by Venom's players. It was a great evening for forward Jackie Vanderzaag (184-88) who led her team to a victory scoring 10 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Lisa Ewin helped adding 12 points and 7 rebounds. Five Falcons players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Meg Dargan with 8 points and Michelle Couling scored 6 points. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Falcons moved-up to third place in League. Loser Venom dropped to the tenth position with 13 games lost. Falcons will have a break next round. Venom will play against Sharks (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Waverley F.: S.Rourke 19, R.Mokrzycki 12+5reb+1ast, L.Ewin 12+7reb+2ast, T.Cunninghan 11+4reb+1ast, J.Vanderzaag 10+8reb+5ast, A.Cann 4+3reb+3ast
Warrandyte V.: M.Dargan 8+4reb+1ast, M.Couling 6+3reb+1ast, G.Werninghaus 5+3reb, B.Waugh 4+6reb, A.Meinking 4+6reb, H.Bensch 2+2reb+2ast
gschID: 541966


Premier League
Southern T. - C.Districts L. 116-48

Very expected game in Morphett Vale where 10th ranked Lions (1-12) were crushed by second ranked Tigers (10-3) 116-48 on Saturday. Tigers dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Lions' 28 and made 22-of-27 free shots (81.5 percent) during the game. Tigers forced 33 Lions turnovers and outrebounded them 51-23 including a 22-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Lions' players. Lions were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for American swingman Raynisha Washington (175-92, college: Northeastern JC) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Mollie McKendrick (183-93, college: Boston U.) helped adding 22 points and 4 assists. Five Tigers players scored in double figures. Tigers' coach felt very confident using entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was Danielle Greaves (-93) with 15 points and Abby Perry scored 11 points. Tigers maintains second place in League with 10-3 record having just three point less than leader Brisbane S. Loser Lions keep the tenth position with 12 games lost. Tigers will face Bearcats (#7) in Woodville in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Lions will play on the road against Rockets in Adelaide and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Southern T.: M.McKendrick 22+4reb+4ast, D.Skinner 19+1reb+2ast, R.Washington 13+13reb+5ast, B.Thacker 11+4reb+6ast, A.Green 11+5reb+3ast, J.Frost 10+10reb+1ast
C.Districts L.: D.Greaves 15+2reb, A.Perry 11+3reb, N.Sexton 8+2reb, H.Hank 6+6reb+1ast, R.Stringer 4+3reb+1ast, J.Puvogel 2+2reb+2ast
gschID: 542059


C.Districts L. - Forestville E. 35-92

Very predictable result in Gawler where fifth ranked Eagles (8-5) smashed 10th ranked Lions (1-12) 92-35 on Sunday. Eagles held Lions to an opponent 24.1 percent shooting from the field compared to 40.0 percent accuracy of the winners and made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Eagles forced 28 Lions turnovers and outrebounded them 55-28 including a 18-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Lions' players. Lions were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for forward Olivia Thompson (185-93) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Samantha Defrancesco helped adding 17 points. Four Eagles players scored in double figures. Eagles' coach felt very confident using entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was Hannah Hank with 9 points and 12 rebounds and Georgia Madigan scored 12 points. Eagles maintains fifth place in League with 8-5 record. Loser Lions keep the tenth position with 12 games lost. Eagles will face Panthers (#9) in Adelaide in the next round. Lions will play on the road against Rockets in Adelaide and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Forestville E.: S.Defrancesco 17+4reb+1ast, M.Prosser 14+2reb+1ast, O.Thompson 13+11reb+4ast, A.Brett 10+3reb+2ast, K.Brett 9+4reb+1ast, A.Bell 7+1reb+5ast
C.Districts L.: G.Madigan 12+2reb, H.Hank 9+12reb+1ast, J.Puvogel 4+1reb+3ast, R.Stringer 3+5reb+1ast, N.Sexton 2+3reb, D.Greaves 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 542066


Woodville W. - Southern T. 47-89

Not a big story in a game in Flinders Park where 8th ranked Warriors (3-10) were rolled over by second ranked Tigers (10-3) 89-47 on Sunday. Tigers dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Warriors' 30 and made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Warriors 58-23 including a 21-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. Warriors were plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for forward Mollie McKendrick (183-93, college: Boston U.) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Alexandra Green helped adding 17 points. Five Tigers players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American guard Ashley Claussen (168, college: S.Oregon) with 11 points and 5 assists and Katherine Perkas (-92) scored 10 points. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Tigers maintains second place in League with 10-3 record having just three point less than leader Brisbane S. Loser Warriors keep the eighth position with ten games lost. Tigers will face Bearcats (#7) in Woodville in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Warriors will play on the road against Flames in Marden and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Southern T.: A.Green 17+4reb+2ast, M.McKendrick 16+12reb+4ast, R.Washington 14+5reb+1ast, D.Fawcett 12+6reb, T.Kinross 12+5reb, J.Thacker 6+5reb
Woodville W.: A.Claussen 11+4reb+5ast, K.Perkas 10+4reb+1ast, E.Sims 7, D.Troia 6+6reb, J.Monroe 6+5reb, A.Herriman 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 542065


Sturt S. - W.Adelaide B. 96-64

The game between closely ranked teams ended with sixth ranked Sabres' (7-6) home victory over 7th ranked Bearcats (4-9) 96-64 on Sunday. Sabres made 21-of-26 free shots (80.8 percent) during the game. Sabres outrebounded Bearcats 44-30 including a 29-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Sabres especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. It was a great evening for American forward Hannah Richards (, college: Bethel, IN) who led her team to a victory scoring 18 points and 9 rebounds. Sarah Elsworthy helped adding 14 points and 6 assists. Four Sabres players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Jasmin Fejo with 16 points and Ashlea Vordermaier (-90) scored 13 points and 5 rebounds. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Sabres maintains sixth place in League with 7-6 record. Loser Bearcats keep the seventh position with nine games lost. Sabres will face league's leader Mavericks in Mt. Barker in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Bearcats will play at home against the league's second-placed Tigers (#2) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Sturt S.: H.Richards 18+9reb+2ast, K.Gladstone 17+3reb+1ast, S.Elsworthy 14+2reb+6ast, T.Brine 11+4reb, K.Mathews 10+4reb+2ast, L.Gibbons 8+3reb+5ast
W.Adelaide B.: J.Fejo 16+3reb+2ast, A.Vordermaier 13+5reb+1ast, A.Gee 8+2reb+2ast, S.Langenbrinck 8+5reb+1ast, M.Lappin 6+4reb+3ast, A.Nairn 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 542064


S.Adelaide P. - Norwood F. 69-80

There was no surprise in Adelaide where 9th ranked Panthers (2-11) were defeated by fourth ranked Flames (10-3) 80-69 on Sunday. Flames made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for forward Jessica Good (186-94) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 20 rebounds and 6 assists. Shannon Mckay (-90) helped adding 16 points. The best for the losing side was Haley Bunce (-91) with 20 points and 9 rebounds and Teonna Campbell scored 8 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Flames moved-up to third place in League. Loser Panthers keep the ninth position with 11 games lost. Flames will face Warriors (#8) in Flinders Park in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Panthers will play at home against Eagles and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Norwood F.: J.Good 33+20reb+6ast, S.Mckay 16+1reb+1ast, M.Pritchard 11+5reb+1ast, C.Brook 8+4reb, J.Ward 6+3reb+3ast, K.Tindall 3+1ast
S.Adelaide P.: H.Bunce 20+9reb+1ast, M.Cunningham 15+3reb+3ast, C.Green 14+4reb, T.Campbell 8+11reb+6ast, S. Dayman 4+2reb, P.Wittwer-Smith 2+3reb
gschID: 542063


Eastern M. - N.Adelaide R. 79-73

No shocking result in a game in Mt. Barker where first ranked Mavericks (11-2) won against 3rd placed Rockets (9-4) 79-73 on Sunday. Rockets were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for guard Alex Wilson (174-94) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 37 points (!!!) and 14 rebounds. Kedeisha Kartinyeri helped adding 12 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. The best for the losing side was the former international swingman Jo Hill (182-73) with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 blocks and American point guard Norrisha Victrum (165-93, college: Marshall) scored 12 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Five Rockets players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Mavericks maintains first place in League with 11-2 record. Loser Rockets dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. Mavericks will face Sabres (#6) in Pasadena in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Rockets will play at home against Lions and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Eastern M.: A.Wilson 37+14reb+1ast, K.Kartinyeri 12+8reb+5ast, S.Quintrell 9+7reb+2ast, J.Rock 7+5reb+1ast, R.Hines 4+5reb+3ast, B.Basham 4
N.Adelaide R.: S.Byrne 15+2reb, N.Victrum 12+5reb+8ast, T.Corrigan 12+11reb, K.Williams 10+5reb+3ast, J.Hill 10+11reb+7ast, O.Mader 7+1ast
gschID: 542062


N.Adelaide R. - Sturt S. 59-58

A very interesting game took place in Adelaide. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 6th ranked Sabres (7-6) to third ranked Rockets (9-4) 59-58 on Saturday evening. Rockets made 18-of-21 charity shots (85.7 percent) during the game. They brought some defensive toughness making 9 blocks. It was a good game for the former international swingman Jo Hill (182-73) who saved her team from a defeat with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds. American point guard Norrisha Victrum (165-93, college: Marshall) contributed with 9 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Victrum is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. Sarah Elsworthy answered with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and American forward Hannah Richards (, college: Bethel, IN) added 10 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocks in the effort for Sabres. Despite that victory Rockets went down to fourth position (League) due to points difference. Sabres at the other side keep the sixth place with six games lost. Rockets' next round opponent will be Lions (#10) in Gawler which should be theoretically an easy game. Sabres will play at home against the league's leader Mavericks (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
N.Adelaide R.: J.Hill 21+12reb+3ast, N.Victrum 9+6reb+4ast, O.Mader 8+3reb, K.Williams 7+5reb+1ast, C.Hansen 6+4reb, T.Corrigan 5+6reb+1ast
Sturt S.: S.Elsworthy 14+8reb+5ast, K.Gladstone 13+4reb+1ast, H.Richards 10+8reb+2ast, E. Brett 6+7reb+1ast, C.Burgess 6+11reb+1ast, H.Stewart 4
gschID: 542057


S.Adelaide P. - Woodville W. 46-67

Everything could happen in Adelaide at the game between two tied teams. Both eighth ranked Warriors and 9th ranked Panthers had identical 2-10 record. But Panthers were not able to use a home court advantage and were crushed by the opponent from Flinders Park 67-46 on Saturday night. Warriors held Panthers to an opponent 23.3 percent shooting from the field compared to 40.3 percent accuracy of the winners. Warriors forced 24 Panthers turnovers. Strangely Panthers outrebounded Warriors 57-36 including a 29-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great evening for American forward Jennifer Monroe (180, college: Anderson, SC) who led her team to a victory scoring 20 points and 7 rebounds. Her fellow American import guard Ashley Claussen (168, college: S.Oregon) helped adding 17 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. The best for the losing side was Teonna Campbell with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds and Haley Bunce (-91) scored 7 points and 14 rebounds. Panthers' coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Warriors maintains eighth place in League with 3-10 record. Loser Panthers keep the ninth position with 11 games lost. Warriors will face higher ranked Flames (#3) in Marden in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Panthers will play at home against Eagles (#5) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Woodville W.: J.Monroe 20+7reb+1ast, A.Claussen 17+7reb+4ast, K.Perkas 11+8reb, E.Sims 7+1reb+2ast, A.Herriman 5+3reb+1ast, D.Troia 4+3reb+3ast
S.Adelaide P.: T.Campbell 18+12reb+2ast, P.Wittwer-Smith 9+9reb, H.Bunce 7+14reb+1ast, M.Cunningham 6+5reb+3ast, A.Hogan 3+2reb, C.Green 3+1reb
gschID: 542058


W.Adelaide B. - Norwood F. 64-79

Rather predictable result in Woodville where fourth ranked Flames (10-3) defeated 7th ranked Bearcats (4-9) 79-64 on Saturday. Flames made 26-of-31 free shots (83.9 percent) during the game. Bearcats were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for forward Chelsea Brook (188) who led her team to a victory scoring 20 points and 7 rebounds. American forward Marisa Stabile (182-92, college: Massachusetts) helped adding 16 points and 5 rebounds. Four Flames players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Jasmin Fejo with 15 points and Michaela Lappin scored 9 points and 5 rebounds. Bearcats' coach let to play eleven players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Flames moved-up to third place in League. Loser Bearcats keep the seventh position with nine games lost. Flames will face Warriors (#8) in Flinders Park in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Bearcats will play at home against the league's second-placed Tigers and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Norwood F.: C.Brook 20+7reb+1ast, M.Stabile 16+5reb, S.Mckay 15+3reb+2ast, M.Pritchard 13+2reb+3ast, J.Good 8+7reb+4ast, J.Ward 7+2reb
W.Adelaide B.: J.Fejo 15+3reb+2ast, I.Nagy 9+5reb, M.Lappin 9+5reb, H.Nagy 6+7reb, A.Nairn 6+6reb+1ast, A.Gee 5+1ast
gschID: 542060


Forestville E. - Eastern M. 77-76

Leading Mavericks (11-2) recorded its second loss in Goodwood. Visitors were edged by fifth ranked Eagles (8-5) 77-76. Eagles forced 23 Mavericks turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Mavericks' players. It was an exceptional evening for forward Olivia Thompson (185-93) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 15 rebounds and 7 assists. Meg Prosser accounted for 17 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. Eagles' coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Kedeisha Kartinyeri came up with 20 points and 7 rebounds and guard Alex Wilson (174-94) added 15 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Mavericks in the defeat. Five Eagles and four Mavericks players scored in double figures. Eagles maintains fifth place in League with 8-5 record. Mavericks at the other side still keep top position with two games lost. Eagles will play against Panthers (#9) in Adelaide in the next round. Mavericks will play on the road against Sabres (#6) in Pasadena and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Forestville E.: M.Prosser 17+6reb+2ast, O.Thompson 13+15reb+7ast, S.Defrancesco 13+1reb+3ast, H.Lehmann 10+1reb+2ast, J.Westhoff 10+7reb+3ast, J.Gordon 5+2reb+2ast
Eastern M.: K.Kartinyeri 20+7reb+2ast, A.Wilson 15+8reb+3ast, B.Basham 15+4reb+2ast, S.Quintrell 11+9reb+1ast, R.Hines 6+4reb+2ast, A.Menz 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 542061


QBL
Brisbane S. - Suncoast PC 97-48

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Brisbane Spartans as it allowed them to take a leadership position in League. Brisbane Spartans smashed 12th ranked Clippers at home 97-48. Brisbane Spartans dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Clippers' 32 and had 19 for 31 from the free-throw line, while Clippers only scored one point from the stripe. Brisbane Spartans forced 29 Clippers turnovers and outrebounded them 56-36 including a 16-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Brisbane Spartans looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Clippers' players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Brisbane Spartans made 8 blocks. 25 personal fouls committed by Clippers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for New Zealand forward Kalani Purcell (188-95, college: BYU) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 19 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Center Maddie Allen (190) helped adding 19 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks. Five Brisbane Spartans players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American center Erica Carlson (193-88, college: Dixie St.) with 10 points and 7 rebounds and Canadian guard Natalie Saunders (178-91) scored 6 points and 7 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. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Clippers at the other side keep the twelfth place with six games lost. Clippers will play next round against Mountaineers trying to get back on the winning streak. Brisbane Spartans will try to continue on its current victory against eleventh ranked SC Rip at home.
Top scorers:
Brisbane S.: M.Allen 19+9reb, R.Haynes 19+6reb+3ast, K.Purcell 15+19reb+5ast, N.Taylor 14+4reb+1ast, A.Parham 10+4reb+5ast, A.Karaitiana 6+4reb+4ast
Suncoast PC: E.Carlson 10+7reb, J.Adams 9+4reb+1ast, C.Small 6+3reb+2ast, N.Saunders 6+7reb+1ast, C.Clancy 6+2reb+3ast, A.Wallis 4+3reb+2ast
gschID: 542157


Cairns D. - Gold Coast R. 72-68

Not a big story in a game in Cairns where bottom-ranked Rollers (0-10) were defeated by fifth ranked Dolphins (7-3) 72-68 on Saturday. However just four-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Dolphins forced 26 Rollers turnovers. It was a great evening for forward Rachel Pryor (184-89) who led her team to a victory scoring 23 points. Guard Myra Donkin (173-84) helped adding 11 points and 7 assists. The best for the losing side was Shanelle Tolley with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 15 rebounds and American forward Ashli Payne (183-95, college: E.Washington, agency: Gamble Sports Management) scored 11 points and 7 rebounds. Four Rollers players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Dolphins moved-up to fourth place in League. Loser Rollers still closes the standings with ten games lost. Dolphins will face higher ranked Meteorettes (#3) in Mackay in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Rollers will play at home against Cyclones (#9) and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Cairns D.: R.Pryor 23+4reb+2ast, S.Falvo 12+3reb+1ast, M.Donkin 11+3reb+7ast, T.Evans 7+5reb, L.Williams 4+2reb, S.Evans 4+3reb+2ast
Gold Coast R.: S.Tolley 13+15reb+3ast, S.Johnston 12+5reb+2ast, A.Payne 11+7reb+3ast, S.Woods 11+3reb+2ast, N.Morris 6+3reb, J.Renata 6+3ast
gschID: 542156


Mackay M. - Gladstone PCP 94-82

Everything went according to plan in Mackay where third ranked Meteorettes (9-2) beat 6th ranked Power (5-3) 94-82 on Saturday. Meteorettes made 25-of-31 free shots (80.6 percent) during the game, while Power only scored eight points from the stripe. Meteorettes had a 34-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a great evening for power forward Nadeen Payne (188-93) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds. New Zealand guard Micaela Cocks (174-86, college: Oregon) helped adding 20 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. The best for the losing side was American forward Tabatha Richardson-Smith (183, college: Seton Hall) with 31 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals and the other American import center Cassie Rochel (193-91, college: Wisconsin) scored 14 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Meteorettes maintains third place in League with 9-2 record behind leader Brisbane S. Loser Power keeps the sixth position with three games lost. Meteorettes will face Dolphins (#4) in Cairns in the next round.
Top scorers:
Mackay M.: N.Payne 26+10reb, M.Cocks 20+7reb+6ast, C.Paalvast 19+4reb+5ast, J.Haughton 10+3reb+6ast, T.Willey 9+4reb+1ast, J.Zelenka 7+11reb+3ast
Gladstone PCP: T.Richardson-Smith 31+9reb+5ast, C.Rochel 14+6reb, A.Carline 13+7reb, K.Kiriau 12+2reb+6ast, M.Subritzky 8+3reb, L.Paitai 3
gschID: 542154


SC Rip - Ipswich F. 66-82

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 11th ranked SC Rip's (2-5) home loss to tenth ranked Force (4-6) 66-82 on Saturday. Force dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to SC Rip's 30 and made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. They outrebounded SC Rip 52-25 including a 34-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great evening for American forward Markel Walker (185-90, college: UCLA) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists. Her fellow American import forward Shenita Landry (188-87, college: Temple) helped adding 18 points and 12 rebounds. The best for the losing side was guard Claire OBryan (178-93, college: Bucknell) with 23 points and 5 rebounds and American guard Leah Scott (183-93, college: Marshall) scored 16 points and 9 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Force moved-up to eighth place in League. Loser SC Rip keeps the eleventh position with five games lost. Force will face higher ranked Capitals (#7) in Brisbane in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. SC Rip will play at home against Mountaineers (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ipswich F.: M.Walker 26+14reb+5ast, S.Landry 18+12reb+3ast, B.Farley 12+9reb+1ast, G.Williams 9+2reb, R.Mate 8+3reb+1ast, A.Eaton 5+4reb+2ast
SC Rip: C.O'Bryan 23+5reb+3ast, L.Scott 16+9reb+2ast, S.Davis 8+2reb+4ast, B.LeMar 6+2reb+6ast, J.Carden-David 6+2reb, H.Beede 5+2reb
gschID: 542153


Logan T. - SW Metro P. 84-69

No shocking result in a game in Loganholme where first ranked Logan Thunder (9-1) won against 8th ranked Pirates (3-6) 84-69 on Saturday. Logan Thunder made 21-of-24 free shots (87.5 percent) during the game. They also forced 21 Pirates turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a great evening for guard Kate Gaze (173-90, college: St.Mary's, CA) who led her team to a victory scoring 29 points and 6 rebounds. Forward Cassie Smith (180-89) helped adding 22 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. The best for the losing side was American center Shelby Cheslek (196-92, college: Gonzaga) with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 15 rebounds and Madelyn Willey scored 14 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Despite that victory Logan Thunder went down to second position (League) due to points difference. Loser Pirates dropped to the tenth place with six games lost. Logan Thunder will face Cyclones (#9) in Rockhampton in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Pirates will play at home against Cyclones and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Logan T.: K.Gaze 29+6reb+2ast, C.Smith 22+5reb+5ast, M.Donnelly 12+4reb+3ast, J.Luna-Castro 12+9reb+3ast, M.Goodchild 9+2reb+3ast, S.Ambrose 0+8reb+4ast
SW Metro P.: S.Cheslek 16+15reb+1ast, M.Willey 14+8reb+7ast, S.Bairstow 13+4reb+4ast, S.Rees 10+4reb+2ast, A.Beatson 7+1reb, C.Kiemann 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 542152


Toowoomba M. - Brisbane C. 66-83

Very expected game in Toowoomba where bottom-ranked Mountaineers (0-9) were defeated by seventh ranked Capitals (4-4) 83-66 on Saturday. Capitals maintains seventh place in League with 4-4 record. Loser Mountaineers still closes the standings with nine games lost. Capitals will face Force (#8) in Booval in the next round. Mountaineers will play on the road against Clippers (#12) in Cotton Tree and hope to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 542155


Townsville F. - Gold Coast R. 98-69

Very predictable result in Townsville where sixth ranked Flames (6-3) smashed bottom-ranked Rollers (0-10) 98-69 on Friday. The game without a history. Flames led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Flames outrebounded Rollers 41-27 including 28 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a great evening for Haylee Andrews who led her team to a victory scoring 20 points and 4 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Forward Darcy Garbin (185-94) helped adding 18 points. Five Flames players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Ashli Payne (183-95, college: E.Washington, agency: Gamble Sports Management) with 23 points and 6 rebounds and Shanelle Tolley scored 10 points. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Flames moved-up to fifth place in League. Loser Rollers still closes the standings with ten games lost. Flames will face higher ranked Dolphins (#4) in Cairns in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Rollers will play at home against Cyclones (#9) and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Townsville F.: H.Andrews 20+2reb+4ast, D.Garbin 18+4reb+3ast, A.Mackay 14+5reb+3ast, L.Hustler 11+5reb+2ast, L.Brennan 10+3reb, A.Walsh 9+1ast
Gold Coast R.: A.Payne 23+6reb+2ast, S.Tolley 10+4reb+1ast, C.Vera 7+6reb+1ast, N.Morris 6+2reb+3ast, J.Renata 6, S.Johnston 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 542151


SBL
Cockburn C. - East Perth E. 70-63

Not a big story in a game in Hamilton Hill where 12th ranked Eagles (2-15) were defeated by eighth ranked Cougars (7-11) 70-63 on Sunday. It was a great evening for American forward Kersten Mitchell (185-90, college: Illinois) who led her team to a victory scoring 25 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Taryn Priestly (-89) helped adding 16 points and 6 assists. The best for the losing side was Canadian power forward Kaylee Kilpatrick (193-93, college: New Hampshire) with 20 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and guard Haylee Desousa (-94) scored 5 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Eagles' coach let to play eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Cougars moved-up to seventh place in League. Loser Eagles keep the twelfth position with 15 games lost. Cougars will face Redbacks (#8) in Northbridge in the next round. Eagles will play on the road against Senators (#3) in Leederville and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Cockburn C.: K.Mitchell 25+7reb+4ast, T.Priestly 16+1reb+6ast, L.Doucette 12+8reb+2ast, B.Moyes 5+3reb+4ast, I.Miotti 4+1reb+1ast, K.Pitcher 3+3reb+2ast
East Perth E.: K.Kilpatrick 20+9reb+1ast, A.Lual 8+2reb, E.Fisher 6+3reb+2ast, A.Chinnery 5+2reb+4ast, H.Desousa 5+5reb+4ast, A.Duinker 4+5reb
gschID: 542310


Willetton T. - Rockingham CF 78-55

Everything went according to plan in Willeton where sixth ranked Tigers (9-7) outscored 11th ranked Flames (4-14) 78-55 on Saturday. Tigers forced 20 Flames turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was a great evening for guard Stacey Barr (173-92, college: Idaho) who led her team to a victory scoring 31 points and 5 rebounds. German power forward Jessica Hootmann (190-85) helped adding 13 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was American forward Chastity Reed (185-89, college: UALR) with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds and Dena English scored 13 points and 6 assists. Flames' coach gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Tigers moved-up to fifth place in League. Loser Flames keep the eleventh position with 14 games lost. Tigers will face Suns (#9) in Kalamunda in the next round. Flames will play on the road against Slammers in Bunbury and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Willetton T.: S.Barr 31+5reb+3ast, J.Hootmann 13+10reb+4ast, E.Lobb 13+6reb+3ast, S.Maines 6+10reb+4ast, C.Drennan 5+1reb, E.Gandini 4+6reb+7ast
Rockingham CF: C.Reed 24+11reb+3ast, D.English 13+3reb+6ast, C.Armstrong 6+2reb+1ast, E.Kennedy 5+4reb+2ast, J. Cooper 4, A.Hetherington 2+8reb+4ast
gschID: 542309


Mandurah M. - Perth R. 90-61

There was no surprise in Mandurah where 7th ranked Redbacks (6-9) were outplayed by leader Magic (17-0) 90-61 on Saturday. Magic made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 30 Redbacks turnovers and outrebounded them 38-27 including 17 on the offensive glass. Magic looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. It was a great evening for forward Carly Boag (188-95, college: Minot St.) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists and 8 steals. Nicolette Gilday helped adding 29 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. The best for the losing side was Rebecca Benson with 15 points and 5 rebounds and swingman Jessica Jakens (181-94) scored 14 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Magic maintains first place in League with 17-0 record. Loser Redbacks dropped to the eighth position with nine games lost. Magic will face league's second-placed Hawks in Floreat in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Redbacks will play at home against Cougars (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Mandurah M.: N.Gilday 29+6reb+5ast, C.Boag 22+13reb+5ast, C.Mihovilovich 16+3reb+2ast, R.Halleen 11+2reb+2ast, B.Klasztorny 6+3reb+6ast, R.Pettit 4+2reb
Perth R.: R.Benson 15+5reb+1ast, J.Jakens 14+3reb+1ast, E.Harmon 10+3reb, B.Donovan 10+3reb+2ast, N.Williams 6+5reb+2ast, L.Wallbutton 4+2reb+4ast
gschID: 542308


SW Slammers - Kalamunda E.S. 77-83

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in Bunbury where tenth ranked Suns (5-12) won against 9th ranked Slammers (4-12) 83-77 on Saturday. It was a great evening for American center Devanny King (185, college: Georgetown, KY) who led her team to a victory scoring 19 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists. Power forward Jennie Rintala (-90) helped adding 23 points and 11 rebounds. The best for the losing side was forward Courtney Bayliss (183-93, college: Our Lady Lake) with 22 points and 8 rebounds and American forward Brittany Hodges (185-93, college: Furman) scored 16 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Suns moved-up to ninth place in League. Loser Slammers dropped to the tenth position with 12 games lost. Suns will face higher ranked Tigers (#5) in Willeton in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Slammers will play at home against Flames (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kalamunda E.S.: J.Rintala 23+11reb+1ast, D.King 19+9reb+8ast, M.Moyle 14+3reb, R.Motroni 12+5reb+1ast, J.Smith 7+2reb+3ast, R.Brooks 6+6reb+3ast
SW Slammers: C.Bayliss 22+8reb+2ast, T.Burrows 18+2reb+4ast, B.Hodges 16+7reb+1ast, G.Denehey 13+4reb+4ast, R.Thompson 6+4reb+6ast, K.Fielding 2+3reb+4ast
gschID: 542307


Perry Lakes H. - Cockburn C. 88-81

Very expected game in Floreat where 8th ranked Cougars (7-11) were defeated by second ranked Hawks (14-1) 88-81 on Friday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 30-21. But Cougars won second period 23-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Cougars 36-25 including 24 on the defensive glass. Hawks looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. It was a great evening for Antonia Farnworth who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 30 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists. International power forward Natalie Burton (194-89, college: W.Virginia, agency: LBM Management) helped adding 17 points and 9 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American forward Kersten Mitchell (185-90, college: Illinois) with 23 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import guard Brianna Moyes (170, college: Akron) scored 22 points and 4 assists. Four Cougars players scored in double figures. Hawks maintains second place in League with 14-1 record having just nine point less than leader Brisbane S. Loser Cougars dropped to the seventh position with 11 games lost. Hawks will face league's leader Magic in Mandurah in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Cougars will play on the road against Redbacks (#8) in Northbridge and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Perry Lakes H.: A.Farnworth 30+12reb+9ast, S.Donovan 20+4reb, N.Burton 17+9reb+3ast, K.Anthony 8+2reb+1ast, M.Satie 4+2ast, J.Kautsky 4+2reb+3ast
Cockburn C.: K.Mitchell 23+7reb+4ast, B.Moyes 22+1reb+4ast, T.Priestly 14+2reb+4ast, L.Doucette 11+8reb+2ast, I.Miotti 6+2reb+2ast, V.Michael 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 542304


East Perth E. - SW Slammers 69-85

Rather predictable result in Morley where ninth ranked Slammers (4-12) defeated 12th ranked Eagles (2-15) 85-69 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Slammers. Eagles was better in third quarter 24-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Eagles were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for American forward Brittany Hodges (185-93, college: Furman) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 14 rebounds. Forward Courtney Bayliss (183-93, college: Our Lady Lake) helped adding 18 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Slammers players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Canadian forward Abbey Duinker (190-91) with 25 points and 7 rebounds and Canadian power forward Kaylee Kilpatrick (193-93, college: New Hampshire) scored 13 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Eagles' coach let to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Despite that victory Slammers went down to tenth position (League) due to points difference. Loser Eagles keep the twelfth place with 15 games lost. Slammers will face Flames (#11) in Rockingham in the next round. Eagles will play on the road against Senators in Leederville and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
SW Slammers: B.Hodges 22+14reb+2ast, G.Denehey 19+2reb+2ast, C.Bayliss 18+8reb+4ast, K.Fielding 13+6reb+3ast, R.Thompson 9+1reb+1ast, T.Burrows 2+4reb+4ast
East Perth E.: A.Duinker 25+7reb+1ast, K.Kilpatrick 13+9reb+4ast, E.Coffin 10+8reb+4ast, J.Sontay 6+3reb+2ast, N.St Jorre 4+3reb+3ast, H.Desousa 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 542306


Rockingham CF - Stirling S. 67-73

Not a big story in a game in Rockingham where 11th ranked Flames (4-14) were defeated by third ranked Senators (12-5) 73-67 on Friday. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 27-13 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great evening for center Amber Land (188) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds. American forward Kisha Lee (182-85, college: UNLV) helped adding 20 points and 8 rebounds. Senators' coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was American forward Chastity Reed (185-89, college: UALR) with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds and guard Chelsea Armstrong (173-90) scored 12 points and 4 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Senators maintains third place in League with 12-5 record having just nine point less than leader Brisbane S. Loser Flames keep the eleventh position with 14 games lost. Senators will face Eagles (#12) in Morley in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Flames will play on the road against Slammers in Bunbury and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Stirling S.: K.Lee 20+8reb+3ast, A.Land 18+12reb+3ast, H.Throns 12+5reb+5ast, R.Throns 11+9reb+1ast, J.Martin 9+6reb+2ast, M.Hooper 2+1reb
Rockingham CF: C.Reed 25+10reb+2ast, C.Armstrong 12+4reb+4ast, D.English 11+5reb+1ast, T.Fletcher 10+4reb+2ast, E.Kennedy 5+4reb, A.Sidebottom 2
gschID: 542305


SEABL
Sandringham S. - Nunawading S. 86-94

Everything went according to plan in Cheltenham where third ranked Spectres (6-7) beat 8th ranked Sabres (4-10) 94-86 on Saturday. Spectres forced 20 Sabres turnovers. Sabres were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for guard Marena Whittle (180-94, college: N.Dakota St.) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists. American guard Anita Brown (173, college: Akron) helped adding 22 points and 9 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American swingman Jasmine Gill (185-90, college: JMU, agency: Two Points) with 33 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds and naturalized Italian guard Nicole Romeo (168-89, college: Washington) scored 27 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists and 7 steals. Spectres maintains third place in League with 6-7 record having one point less than leader Brisbane S. Loser Sabres keep the eighth position with ten games lost. Spectres will face Nationals (#5) in Belconnen in the next round. Sabres will play at home against Lady Bandits and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nunawading S.: M.Whittle 25+11reb+8ast, A.Brown 22+9reb+3ast, M.Kritscher 17+5reb+2ast, G.Stirton 9+2reb+1ast, N.George 9+1reb, J.Trotto 6+4reb+3ast
Sandringham S.: J.Gill 33+8reb+1ast, N.Romeo 27+6reb+8ast, D.Jolliffe 9+2reb+1ast, J.Bygate 8+4reb, C.Chatfield 3+2reb, K.Bugden 3+1reb
gschID: 542397


Sydney Uni S. - Geelong S. 35-68

There was no surprise when 4th placed Sydney Uni S. (8-6) was outplayed at home by first ranked Geelong Supercats (11-3) 68-35 on Saturday. Geelong Supercats held Sydney Uni S. to an opponent 18.0 percent shooting from the field compared to 40.9 percent accuracy of the winners. Geelong Supercats forced 24 Sydney Uni S. turnovers and outrebounded them 49-38 including a 38-26 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great evening for guard Chantel-Anais Horvat (182-98) who led her team to a victory scoring 18 points and 9 rebounds. Isabella Brancatisano helped adding 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. The best for the losing side was center Lara McSpadden (193-99) with 8 points and 5 rebounds and power forward Shanae Greaves (183-93) scored 7 points and 5 rebounds. Sydney Uni S.'s coach gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Geelong Supercats maintains first place in League with 11-3 record. Newly promoted Sydney Uni S. keeps the fourth position with six games lost. Geelong Supercats will have a break next round. Sydney Uni S. will play at home against Ballarat Rush (#7) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Geelong S.: C.Horvat 18+9reb+3ast, I.Brancatisano 15+8reb+5ast, E.Braslis 14+10reb+3ast, C.Brancatisano 7+3reb+2ast, E.Kett 5+5reb+1ast, E.Rolph 4+7reb+2ast
Sydney Uni S.: L.McSpadden 8+5reb+1ast, S.Graham 7+2reb+3ast, S.Greaves 7+5reb+1ast, C.Evans 4+1reb, S.Walmsley 4+5reb+1ast, K.Hodge 2+4reb
gschID: 542398


Group Waratah
Sutherland S. - Norths Bears 46-66

No shocking result in a game in Sutherland where third ranked North Bears (8-2) outleveled 5th ranked Sharks (6-5) 66-46 on Saturday. North Bears dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Sharks' 24. North Bears forced 28 Sharks turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when North Bears made 28 blocks. Sharks were plagued by 43 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for American guard Kallie Hovatter (175-89, college: Elon) who led her team to a victory scoring 14 points and 6 assists. Guard Jaimee Kennedy (178-88) helped adding 12 points, 5 rebounds and 9 blocks. The best for the losing side was Peta Kneen with 12 points and 4 steals and Lisa Watkins scored 8 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. North Bears moved-up to second place in League. Loser Sharks keep the fifth position with five games lost. North Bears will face Hawks (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Sharks will play against Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (#3) in Narrabeen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Norths Bears: K.Hovatter 14+3reb+6ast, J.Kennedy 12+5reb+2ast, K.Seebohm 9+3reb+4ast, T.Jones 8+1ast, T.Black 8+1ast, R.Muir 7+2reb
Sutherland S.: P.Kneen 12+3reb+2ast, L.Watkins 8+2reb+2ast, R.Herrick 7+2reb, J.Nicholson 6+1reb+1ast, H.Clinen 4+1ast, J.Scrivens 3
gschID: 542477


Illawarra H. - Newcastle H. 64-71

Rather expected game when 9th ranked Hawks (1-11) were defeated at home by sixth ranked Hunters (5-7) 71-64 on Saturday. Hunters dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Hawks' 30. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Hunters made 33 blocks. Hawks were plagued by 33 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for the former international center Suzy Batkovic-Brown (195-80) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 39 points (!!!) and 19 blocks. Alison Ebzery helped adding 8 points and 7 rebounds. The best for the losing side was point guard Lauren Sparks (168, college: Lubbock Christian) with 20 points and 6 rebounds and guard Georgia Ohrdorf (183-95, college: Metro St.) scored 17 points and 4 assists. Hunters maintains sixth place in League with 5-7 record. Loser Hawks keep the ninth position with 11 games lost. Hunters will face Comets (#7) in Alexandria in the next round. Hawks will play on the road against the league's second-placed North Bears in Crows Nest and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Newcastle H.: S.Batkovic-Brown 39+1reb+1ast, A.Ebzery 8+7reb+2ast, B.Green 6, E.Keith 6+1reb+1ast, C.McLean 5+2reb+2ast, M. Johnson 4+3reb+1ast
Illawarra H.: L.Sparks 20+6reb, G.Ohrdorf 17+4ast, T.Porter 8+1ast, P.Johnson 8, R.Harris 6+2reb, P.Phillips 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 542475


Sydney C. - Hornsby S. 57-78

Very predictable result in Alexandria where leader Spireds (12-0) smashed 7th ranked Comets (3-8) 78-57 on Saturday. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Spireds made 35 blocks. Comets were plagued by 50 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for American power forward Rachel Maenpaa (185-84, college: Indiana St.) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 4 assists. The former international point guard Alicia Poto (166-78) helped adding 18 points, 5 rebounds and 7 blocks. Four Spireds players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Annie-Rose Turner with 14 points and 6 blocks and Megan Cantellano scored 5 points and 6 rebounds. Spireds maintains first place in League with 12-0 record. Loser Comets keep the seventh position with eight games lost. Spireds will face Bruins (#4) in Condell Park in the next round. Comets will play at home against Bruins and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hornsby S.: A.Poto 18+5reb+1ast, R.Maenpaa 18+4reb+4ast, K.Moore 14+2reb+2ast, S. Waters 13+1reb+1ast, T.Mundine 8+1ast, D.Rowe 7+2reb+1ast
Sydney C.: A.Rose Turner 14+2ast, M.Jurlina 10+1reb, J.Cohen 8+1reb+1ast, S.Shillingsworth 7+2reb, T.Pogonza-Dumas 7+1reb+1ast, M.Cantellano 5+6reb
gschID: 542476


Bankstown B. - Hills H. 67-45

Not a big story in a game in Condell Park where 8th ranked Hills Hornets (1-10) were rolled over by fourth ranked Bruins (7-4) 67-45 on Saturday. Bruins dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Hills Hornets' 32. Bruins forced 33 Hills Hornets turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Hills Hornets' players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Bruins made 17 blocks. Hills Hornets were plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for guard Casey Samuels (182-94) who led her team to a victory scoring 18 points and 4 assists. Briana Maimone helped adding 14 points and 6 steals. Bruins' coach felt very confident using 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was P Roditis with 13 points and Emma Claus scored 12 points and 5 blocks. Bruins maintains fourth place in League with 7-4 record. Loser Hills Hornets keep the eighth position with ten games lost. Bruins will face Comets (#7) in Alexandria in the next round.
Top scorers:
Bankstown B.: C.Samuels 18+4reb+4ast, B.Maimone 14+3reb+3ast, M.Bennett 11+1reb+1ast, R.Te-Hira 9+3reb+3ast, J.Barlow 5+1reb+1ast, J.Barnes 4+4reb+5ast
Hills H.: P. Roditis 13+2reb+1ast, E.Claus 12, B.Ridlen 8, M.Hare 6+1reb+2ast, R. Kinchington 2, Z.Burke 2+2reb
gschID: 542474





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  BOLIVIA  


Bolivian U17 National Team 2017 - by Greg

1Pamela Barrientos 168-PF-01 BOL U17 NT Bolivia
2Kimberly Anze 158-PG-01 BOL U17 NT Bolivia
4Dennisse Joffre 175-SF-00 BOL U17 NT Bolivia
5Eylhen Mercado 168-PG-00 BOL U17 NT Bolivia
6Camila Gareca 168-PG-00 BOL U17 NT Bolivia
7Nayeli Machicao 163-SG-01 BOL U17 NT Bolivia
10Hyran Agudo 163-SF-00 BOL U17 NT Bolivia
11Camila Rosas 178-C-00 BOL U17 NT Bolivia
12Liz Carrasco 168-PF-00 BOL U17 NT Bolivia
13Florencia Pacheco 180-C-01 BOL U17 NT Bolivia
17Noelia Tapia 157-SG-01 BOL U17 NT Bolivia
77Gabriela Herbas 181-C-02 BOL U17 NT Bolivia




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  BULGARIA  


Welcome the champions of Bulgaria - Haskovo 2012! - by Eurobasket News

The 2017/2018 season will feature three teams from South East Europe and the Black Sea region, including the champions of Bulgaria - Haskovo 2012. Bulgaria is a country with rich basketball history. It was a European women's basketball powerhouse for more than 40 years. A South East European country accumulated 18 consecutive (!) EuroBasket Women Top 8 finishes between 1952 and 1985. It added three more successful Final Round appearances in 1989, 1991 and 1993, including the bronze medal in Varna back in 1989. Bulgaria has 10 EuroBasket Women medals: gold in 1958, silver in 1960, 1964, 1972, 1983 and 1985, bronze 1954, 1962, 1976 and 1989. Niza Borisova was the best scorer of EuroBasket Women 1964. It is a third EuroBasket Women champion after Italy and Soviet Union. Bulgaria remained the last new European champion until 1993, when Spain conquered the first of its three titles, followed by two more in 2013 and 2017. Haskovo 2012 is a new and ambitious club from Haskovo - a city situated almost halfway between the capital Sofia and Istanbul. The most famous person from Haskovo is a tennis player Grigor Dimitrov, a former semifinalist at Wimbledon (2014) and Australian Open (2017). Currently residing in Monte Carlo, he has won six ATP titles. Haskovo 2012 was founded in 2012 by doctor Mr. Georgi Gelov and former Bulgaria National team captain Mr. Stanislav Stankov. The club has won seven cups and medals in various competitions, including the Cup of Bulgaria (2017) and the Bulgarian championship (2017). Team has four consecutive medals in the national championship - bronze in 2014 and 2015, silver in 2016 and gold in 2017, as well as two runner-up finishes in the Cup of Bulgaria (2014, 2015). Best team in Haskovo city (2014, 2015, 2016).
Courtesy of: eewbl.com



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  CHILE  


Chilean U17 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Chilean U17 National Team 2017
#s#
Velasquez Barbara
Barbara
Gallardo Ana
Ana
Campos Javiera
Javiera
Thiare Garcia
Garcia
Vargas Carla
Carla
#e#5
4Velasquez Barbara 168-PG-00
5Gallardo Ana 163-PG-00
6Campos Javiera 164-PG-02 New Crusaders Chile
7Thiare Garcia 179-SG-00 Los Leones Chile
8Vargas Carla 183-F/C-00 Univ.de Chile Chile
9Retamales Macarena 182-F/C-01 Sergio Ceppi Chile
10Rodriguez Francisca 175-G/F-00 Univ.de Chile Chile
11Merino Javiera 182-F/C-00
12Tamara Castro 180-F-00 Boston College Chile
13Priscila Godoy 169-PG-00 Univ.de Chile Chile
14Sofia Vidal 168-G-00 Sportiva Ita. Chile
15Jovanka Ljubetic 170-PG-00 New Crusaders Chile

Lorena Nunez Head Coach



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  CHINA  


China defeats Poland in three friendlies - by Eurobasket News

China defeated Poland in three friendlies. In the opener the Asian side posted a 66-46 win as they dominated the third period 19-3. Angelika Stankiewicz (170-SG-95, agency: Promotex) scored 17 point for Poland and Aleksandra Pawlak (189-PF-84, agency: Promotex) added 10.
In Game 2 China celebrated a 77-57 win trailing 14-15 at the end of the first period. Karolina Pobozy (186-PF-96) poured in 14 points in a loss, whilst Katarzyna Trzeciak (173-G-92, agency: Promotex) and Aleksandra Pawlak had 11 each.
In Game 3 China survived a narrow 72-70 victory. Poland responded with a 23-14 run, but could not win the game at the end. Agnieszka Skobel (180-SG-89) and Aleksandra Pawlak netted 15 points for the European side.



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  COLOMBIA  


Colombian U17 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
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Maria Diaz
Diaz
Mayra Caicedo
Caicedo
Hamileth Ulloa
Ulloa
Daniela Gonzalez
Gonzalez
Sara Pardo
Pardo
#e#5
4Sara Pardo 169-SF-00
5Naylee Cortes 174-PF-03
8Laura Ayala 174-PG-01
10Maria Diaz 166-SF-01
11Mayra Caicedo 175-PG-00
12Angely Mendez 175-C-00
13Maria Zamora 170-SF-00
14Sara Gaviria 167-PG-00
16Hamileth Ulloa 176-SG-01
17Yuliany Paz 193-C-00
18Esperanza Morales 181-C-02
19Daniela Gonzalez 179-C-02

Luis Miguel Cuenca Head Coach Halc.Rojos Mexico



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  CROATIA  


Matea Vrdoljak agreed terms with COB Calais - by Eurobasket News

Cote d'Opale Basket Calais (LF2) strengthened their roster with addition of 32-year old Croatian ex-international forward Matea Vrdoljak (183-85, agency: LBM Management). She played most recently at Angers - Union Feminine Basket 49 in French LFB league. In 5 games she recorded 3.4ppg and 2.0rpg last season. LF2 will be definitely a better match and she can see more playing time. Vrdoljak also played that season for ZKK Split in Croatian A1 where in 7 games she averaged impressive 24.0ppg, 8.4rpg, 2.6apg and 2.6spg.
Among other achievements she received Eurobasket.com Portuguese League All-Defensive Team award back in 2011.
Vrdoljak also represented Croatia at the European Championships in France four years ago. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 5.5ppg, 1.8rpg, FGP: 37.5%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 66.7%.
Vrdoljak is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in Belgium (Castors Braine), Bosnia (Celik), Germany (Gruner Stern Keltern), Greece, Poland (Energa Torun and Tecza Leszno), Romania (Sp.Studentesc), Russia (Spartak Noginsk), Portugal (Alges and Lombos Quinta) and Croatia (Lupa Promotion).

Cote d'Opale Basket Calais roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Emmanuelle Gorjeu

Forwards:
Matea Vrdoljak
Anais Viale
Angelina Turmel

Center:
Mikale Rogers

By Eurobasket Data Center

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