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  ANGOLA  



Coach Paulo Macedo takes over at 1 De Agosto - by Eurobasket News

Desportivo 1. De Agosto Luanda (Division I) agreed on terms of contract with 49-year old coach Paulo Macedo. Macedo used to coach there in 2012-2015 seasons.
His team won Angolan League Regular Season in 2015.
Macedo was coaching Angolan Senior National Team between 2013 and 2014 and coached also U20 National Team last year.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ARGENTINA  

Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Dar TUCKER
  Estudian.
  (193-SG-88)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Tucker, Estudian.21.9 
 2. Green, Instituto19.9 
 3. Solano, Echague19.8 
 4. Sims, Regatas C.18.5 
 5. Quinteros, Regat.18.1 
 6. Deck, San Lorenzo17.9 
 7. Vildoza, Quilm.17.4 
 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: 11.7
 1. Williams, Olimpico.11.7 
 2. Crawford, Argen.10.4 
 3. Clancy, Instituto9.9 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.9.4 
 5. Lampropoulos, Boca J.8.9 
 6. Justiz, Estudian.8.8 
 7. Francis, La Union8.7 
 8. Vargas, GECR I.8.4 
 9. Johnson, Atenas8.3 
 10. Wood, San M.8.1 
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. Aguirre, San L.5.5 
 5. Konsztadt, La Union5.4 
 6. Cantero, San M.5.2 
 7. Figueroa, Penarol4.5 
 8. Hopson, Quimsa4.5 
 9. Ciorciari, Instituto4.3 
 10. De-l., GECR I.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Gelvis SOLANO
  Echague
  (185-G-94)
  Avg: 2
 1. Solano, Echague2.0 
 2. Garcia, San M.2.0 
 3. Basualdo, Quilm.1.7 
 4. De-l., GECR I.1.7 
 5. Zurbriggen, Obras B.1.6 
 6. Vildoza, Quilm.1.6 
 7. Johnson, Weber B.1.6 
 8. Calfani, San L.1.5 
 9. Massey, Libertad.1.4 
 10. Flor, Quilmes MP1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Williams, Olimpico.3.1 
 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 


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bruno BAROVERO
  Union SF
  (194-G/F-90)
  Avg: 22
 1. Barovero, Union SF22.0 
 2. Dodson, Petr.Arg.20.5 
 3. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista20.0 
 4. McCullough, Alianza .19.9 
 5. Brown, La Union19.5 
 6. Brown, Mitre Tuc.19.2 
 7. Cutley, Atenas C.17.9 
 8. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.17.7 
 9. Villa, Gimnasia LP17.5 
 10. Pais, Platense17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Santiago GONZALEZ
  San I.
  (203-C-83)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Gonzalez, San I.12.6 
 2. Dodson, Petr.Arg.10.1 
 3. Cutley, Atenas C.9.0 
 4. Graham, Temperley8.9 
 5. Lauria, Comunica.8.5 
 6. Lockett, BHY T.8.4 
 7. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista8.2 
 8. Granado, Olimpo BB8.2 
 9. Joseph, Obera TC8.2 
 10. Okoye, Salta Basket7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Leonardo LA BELLA
  Gimnasia.
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. La-Bella, Gimnasia.7.9 
 2. Cajal, Independ.7.2 
 3. Merlo, Ciclista6.3 
 4. Cequeira, Villa A.5.2 
 5. Paletta, Hindu4.9 
 6. Correa, BHY T.4.5 
 7. Gandoy, Obera TC4.4 
 8. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.4.3 
 9. Franco, Alianza .4.2 
 10. Schoppler, Olimpo B.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Darnell DODSON
  Petr.Arg.
  (201-F-89)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Dodson, Petr.Arg.2.7 
 2. Punet, Salta Basket2.2 
 3. Correa, BHY T.2.2 
 4. Pais, Platense2.2 
 5. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.2.2 
 6. Brown, Mitre Tuc.1.9 
 7. Cequeira, Villa A.1.9 
 8. Harrison, Ciclista1.7 
 9. Lauria, Comunica.1.7 
 10. Tabarez, Union SF1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane HEYWARD
  Huracan
  (200-F-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Heyward, Huracan2.5 
 2. Efese, Gimnasia LP1.6 
 3. Jeronimo, Gimnasia.1.5 
 4. Lockett, BHY T.1.4 
 5. Stibbins, Union SF1.2 
 6. Durley, San Isidro1.2 
 7. Deck, Obera TC1.2 
 8. Stroud, Parque Sur1.1 
 9. Moya, Hindu1.0 
 10. Okoye, Salta Basket1.0 


TNA Round 1 of Finals. Estudiantes O. record first victory - by Eurobasket News

Comunicaciones - Estudiantes O. 74-83

Estudiantes O. edged Comunicaciones on the road to gain 1-0 lead in the championship series. The guests trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 45-33 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Diego Figueredo (185-91) who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Italian center Emilio Dominguez (202-87) contributed with 11 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Five Estudiantes O. players scored in double figures. Franco-Vietta Stechina answered with 18 points and 8 rebounds and Cameroonian power forward Gaston Essengue (203-83, college: UNLV) added 21 points in the effort for Comunicaciones.
Top scorers:
Comunicaciones: G.Essengue 21+4reb+2ast, F.Vietta Stechina 18+8reb+1ast, N.Lauria 12+9reb+3ast, C.Romero 8+1reb, A.Pau 6+1reb+2ast, J.De Felippo 4+3reb
Estudiantes O.: S.Arese 18+3reb, D.Figueredo 16+5reb+8ast, J.Gamazo 12+1reb+1ast, R.Sanchez 11+7reb+2ast, L.Portillo 11+5reb+1ast, E.Dominguez 11+9reb+1ast
gschID: 547716





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  AUSTRALIA  


Pirates mixed news, but Kick forward in 2017 - by Hugh McAuliffe

June 2, 2017

It's been a hectic week for the WCMG Pirates QBL Men's program with club stalwart and Adelaide 36er Brendan Teys (188-G-90) undergoing knee surgery at short notice. Trying everything in his power to avoid going under the knife Teys fought to return to full health, however surgery became the best option to rectify the knee issue after a visit to the surgeon this week. Teys will be out for the remainder of the 2017 QBL season but should make a full recovery and be in great shape for his 2017/18 NBL campaign.On behalf of the Pirates family we wish Brendan a speedy and full recovery.

Injuries to other key players such as Jarred Bairstow and Tyrell Harrison have left the team a little undermanned however in a case of right place, right time the WCMG Pirates have signed one of the most, high profiled players in Australian Basketball History with Brisbane Bullets forward Daniel Kickert (208-C/F-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) joining the club. "Kicks" as he is affectionately known was the first player in NBL history to join the exclusive 50-40-90 club after an amazing shooting display in the 2016/17 NBL season. After graduating from St Mary's College in California, Kicks commenced what has been one of the most successful careers in Europe for an Australian player. The sharp shooter has played all over Europe with stints in Poland, Ukraine and more recently in Spain. He returned to Australia for the 2014/15 NBL season with Melbourne United before moving to Brisbane to join the Bullets family in their return season last year.

Highly skilled, competitive and the ultimate professional Kicks will look to help the Pirates drive forward with their season and will form one of the most dynamic front courts with 2016 QBL Most Valuable Player Tanner McGrew.

"It's a great opportunity for me to help the Pirates out while they have a few guys on the sidelines. I know some of the guys (who have been around the Bullets) and there is a real strong chemistry within the club. The results will come with time if the group continues to work hard. It's great to get to play some games during the NBL off season to ensure I stay sharp and game fit. I'm looking forward to getting started with the guys".

Courtesy of piratesbasketball.net.au



South West Metro Pirates ink Daniel Kickert - by Hugh McAuliffe

South West Metro Pirates (QBL) agreed terms with experienced 34-year old Australian ex-international power forward Daniel Kickert (208-113kg-83, college: St.Mary's, CA). He is a dual citizen owning also Dutch passport. Kickert played last season at Bullets in the NBL. In 28 games he had 12.8ppg, 4.0rpg and 2.2apg. QBL will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Quite impressive season as he was named to Australiabasket.com All-Australian NBL 2nd Team.
Kickert's team won Australian NBL Regular Season in 2016. He was a member of Australian Senior National Team between 2004 and 2012.
Kickert is quite experienced player. He has played in five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Kickert has played previously professionally also in Italy (Libertas Liburnia), Poland (PGE Turow), Spain (Leche Rio Breogan, CB Canarias and Gran Canaria), Ukraine (Budivelnyk, Dnipro and Azovmash) and Australia (United and Australian Institute Sport).
He attended Saint Mary's College of California until 2006 and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season as a professional player.
Kickert could be described: He is a true post player who will thrive in the American collegiate system. provide a strong scoring prescence inside as well as contributing heavily in both defence and rebounding. Daniel is working extensively on increasing his size, strength and power in the gym and his offensive skills on the court.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Rockhampton lands Rashad Hassan, ex London Lions - by Hugh McAuliffe

Rockhampton Rockets (QBL) tabbed 28-year old American power forward Rashad Hassan (203-98kg-89, college: Savannah State). He played most recently at London Lions in British BBL league. In 37 games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 18.6ppg and recorded 8.5rpg (#3 in the league) and 1.2apg last season. Hassan helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Among other achievements he played in the final of British BBL Trophy in 2015. Hassan received also Eurobasket.com All-Luxembourg League 2nd Team award in 2016.
And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Hassan has played previously professionally also in Uruguay (Montevideo BC) and Luxembourg (Sparta).
He attended Savannah State until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  AUSTRIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marko CAR
  Furstenfeld
  (188-SG-85)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Car, Furstenfeld20.5 
 2. Vay, Arkadia19.4 
 3. Miletic, Vienna19.0 
 4. Clemmons, Vienna17.9 
 5. Lamesic, Wels17.2 
 6. Rados, Klostern.17.0 
 7. Stazic, Vienna16.8 
 8. McNealy, Oberwart16.1 
 9. Maresch, UBSC G.15.4 
 10. Cumberbatch, Oberw.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jozo RADOS
  Klostern.
  (208-C-93)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Rados, Klostern.11.8 
 2. Naylor, UBSC G.10.5 
 3. Vay, Arkadia8.8 
 4. Draskovic, Arkadia8.4 
 5. Lamesic, Wels7.8 
 6. Sarlija, Furstenfeld7.7 
 7. Traylor, Oberwart7.0 
 8. Baptiste, Kapfe.6.8 
 9. Ray, Vienna6.7 
 10. Gaidys, Gmunden6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Benedikt DANEK
  Arkadia
  (176-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Danek, Arkadia7.4 
 2. Car, Furstenfeld5.8 
 3. Vujosevic, Kapfe.5.6 
 4. Stazic, Vienna5.1 
 5. Jackson, Oberwart5.0 
 6. Maresch, UBSC G.4.8 
 7. Clemmons, Vienna4.5 
 8. ONeal, Wels4.4 
 9. Friedrich, Gmunden4.2 
 10. Murati, Gmunden3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Derek JACKSON
  Oberwart
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Jackson, Oberwart2.6 
 2. Clemmons, Vienna2.0 
 3. Cumberbatch, Oberw.1.8 
 4. Miletic, Vienna1.7 
 5. Jandl, Furstenfeld1.4 
 6. Trmal, Arkadia1.4 
 7. Stazic, Vienna1.4 
 8. McNealy, Oberwart1.4 
 9. Maresch, UBSC G.1.4 
 10. Payton, Wels1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Jamari TRAYLOR
  Oberwart
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Traylor, Oberwart1.5 
 2. Rados, Klostern.1.3 
 3. Draskovic, Arkadia1.2 
 4. Kuakumensah, Oberw.1.0 
 5. Chan, Wels0.9 
 6. Steed, Gmunden0.9 
 7. Baptiste, Kapfe.0.9 
 8. Iliev, Furstenfeld0.8 
 9. Koch, Vienna0.8 
 10. Naylor, UBSC G.0.8 


A Bundesliga Round 3 of Finals. Kapfenberg take 2-1 lead - by Eurobasket News

Kapfenberg - Oberwart 56-55

Kapfenberg held off Oberwart to take 2-1 lead in the championship series. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 16-8 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for American power forward Carl Baptiste (208-90, college: Delaware, agency: Diamond Sports) who saved his team from a defeat with 9 points and 11 rebounds. Serbian point guard Bogic Vujosevic (190-92, agency: Octagon Europe) contributed with 10 points and 6 assists for the winners. American forward Cedric Kuakumensah (206-93, college: Brown) answered with 14 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import guard Chris McNealy (194-92, college: Cal-Irvine) added 15 points in the effort for Redwell Gunners Oberwart.
Top scorers:
Kapfenberg: K.Jamar 12+3reb+2ast, B.Vujosevic 10+2reb+6ast, F.Kramer 10+4reb, C.Baptiste 9+11reb+2ast, T.Schrittwieser 6+1reb, A.Woschank 3+4reb+2ast
Oberwart: C.McNealy 15+2reb+2ast, C.Kuakumensah 14+5reb+1ast, S.Kaeferle 7+1ast, D.Jackson 6+5reb+2ast, J.Traylor 6+8reb+3ast, A.Cumberbatch 5+8reb+4ast
gschID: 547510





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  BELGIUM  


Justin Cage renews deal with Mons-Hainaut - by Eurobasket News

Justin Cage (198-F-85, college: Xavier) has extended the deal with Mons-Hainaut. The forward has been playing for the team since 2009. Last season Justin Cage notched 5.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.0 steal per game in FIBA Europe Cup. In Belgian League the forward tallied 6.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. Justin Cage made it into Belgian League All-Imports Team back in 2013.



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  BELIZE  


NEBL Round 3 of Finals. Belmopan Bandits capture the title - by Eurobasket News

San Pedro T. - Belmopan B. 67-75

Belmopan Bandits celebrated NEBL title. They upset San Pedro Tigersharks on the road in the decisive third game of the championship series. The Bandits used a 26:13 run in the second term to gain a 44:30 halftime advantage. San Pedro pulled within 9 points at the final intermission. The Tigersharks limited the Bandits to just 15 points in the fourth term but could not avoid the loss. Devin Daley provided 25 points to pace the winners. Edgar Mitchell (G/F) had 12 points for the champions. Jamal Kelly (SG-90) responded with 20 points for San Pedro.
gschID: 547567





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  BERMUDAS  


BBA Elite City League Round Up - by Eurobasket News

The Bermuda Basketball Association's Elite City League resumed inside the Somersfield Academy Gymnasium. Only one game was on tap with Crossfire defeating the Red Raiders 45 - 40. Crossfire dominated the first half and held a 9 point lead at the break 28-19. Conner Yates led Crossfire in the first half, with 11 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist, while Ryan Vega scored 7 points, he had 3 rebounds and 1 steal in the first half for the Red Raiders. The Red Raiders scored 21 second half points and restricted Crossfire to just 17, but they fell short by five points. Kevin Stephens scored 14 points for Crossfire, he also had 10 rebounds, 2 assist and 5 steals, while Vega had a game high 18 points for the Red Raiders, he also had 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 3 steals.
Courtesy of: islandstats.com



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  BRAZIL  

Paulista Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Wesley SENA
  Contagem
  (210-C/F-96)
  Avg: 14.9
 1. Sena, Contagem14.9 
 2. Vezaro, Joinville14.9 
 3. Filho, Botafogo.14.8 
 4. Smith, Botafogo.14.4 
 5. Stocks, Blumenau13.5 
 6. de-Azevedo, Santos/M.12.8 
 7. Gaines, Blumenau12.2 
 8. Nepomuceno, Santos/M.11.9 
 9. Maistro, Contagem11.8 
 10. Perez, Contagem11.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Durval PRADO
  Brusque
  (200-G/F-92)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Prado, Brusque10.3 
 2. Silva, Blumenau7.6 
 3. Moreira, Botafogo.7.6 
 4. Lazzaris, Blumenau7.3 
 5. Sena, Contagem6.9 
 6. Perez, Botafogo.6.6 
 7. Jeronimo, Joinville6.3 
 8. Silva, Brusque6.0 
 9. Russell, Botafogo.5.8 
 10. de-Azevedo, Santos/M.5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Eric ROMUALDO
  Contagem
  (185-PG-83)
  Avg: 5
 1. Romualdo, Contagem5.0 
 2. Smith, Botafogo.4.7 
 3. Froehlich, Joinville4.1 
 4. Stocks, Blumenau3.5 
 5. Perez, Contagem3.4 
 6. Prado, Brusque3.1 
 7. Semmke, Blumenau2.8 
 8. da-Silva, Botafogo.2.6 
 9. Filho, Botafogo.2.5 
 10. Lima, Santos/M.2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Deonta STOCKS
  Blumenau
  (185-G-88)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Stocks, Blumenau3.4 
 2. Maistro, Contagem1.9 
 3. Froehlich, Joinville1.7 
 4. da-Silva, Botafogo.1.7 
 5. Perez, Contagem1.5 
 6. Lazzaris, Blumenau1.5 
 7. Romualdo, Contagem1.4 
 8. Russell, Botafogo.1.3 
 9. Lima, Santos/M.1.3 
 10. Vezaro, Joinville1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Rodrigo SILVA
  Brusque
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Silva, Brusque1.1 
 2. Sena, Contagem1.0 
 3. Tiago, Brusque0.8 
 4. Perez, Botafogo.0.8 
 5. Lima, Santos/M.0.7 
 6. Silva, Blumenau0.7 
 7. Machado, Santos/M.0.6 
 8. Maistro, Contagem0.6 
 9. Ferreira, Botafogo.0.5 
 10. Jeronimo, Joinville0.5 


Liga Ouro Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Wins for Contagem and Botafogo - by Eurobasket News

Contagem - Joinville 73-60

Contagem beat Joinville in the opener. Contagem made 24-of-29 charity shots (82.8 percent) during the game. They also forced 23 Joinville turnovers. Joinville was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Point guard Eric Romualdo (185-83) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists for the winners and power forward Wesley Sena (210-96) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds. Four Contagem players scored in double figures. At the losing side the former international Andre Pereira (206-79) responded with 14 points and 7 rebounds and guard Felipe Vezaro (193-92, college: Texas A&M Int.) scored 12 points and 4 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Contagem: W.Sena 19+5reb+3ast, E.Romualdo 17+7reb+10ast, T.Perez 17+3reb+3ast, E.Oliveira 11+8reb+1ast, F.Alvim 5+2reb+1ast, A.Alves 2+2reb
Joinville: A.Pereira 14+7reb+2ast, F.Vezaro 12+3reb+4ast, L.Vezaro 8+2reb+1ast, J.Victor Jeronimo 7+2reb, W.Weihermann 6, A.Mendes 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 547704


Botafogo F.R. - Blumenau 82-81

Botafogo held off Blumenau to surge ahead in the series. Botafogo F.R. looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Blumenau's players. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international guard Arnaldinho Filho (187-78) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 6 assists. American point guard Jamaal Smith (175-85, college: N.Mexico) contributed with 14 points and 6 assists for the winners. Guard Gabriel De-Oliveira (202-93) answered with 28 points and 8 rebounds and American guard Deonta Stocks (185-88, college: W.Georgia) added 18 points and 6 steals in the effort for Blumenau. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Botafogo F.R.: A.Filho 25+2reb+6ast, J.Smith 14+1reb+6ast, R.Bahia Bispo 13+5reb+1ast, A.Moreira 8+5reb+3ast, R.da Silva 6+4reb+1ast, D.Correa 5+5reb+2ast
Blumenau: G.De Oliveira 28+8reb+1ast, D.Stocks 18+3reb+2ast, B.Lazzaris 10+6reb+4ast, L.Semmke 9+5reb+3ast, D.Silva 8+6reb, T.Gaines 6+4reb
gschID: 547703





NBB Round 2 of Finals. Paulistano record second straight victory - by Eurobasket News

Bauru - Paulistano 74-78

Paulistano made another step towards NBB title. They upset Bauru on the road to open 2-0 lead in the championship series. Forward Lucas Dias-Silva (209-95) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points. Point guard Arthur Pecos (183-95) contributed with 9 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Paulistano's coach Gustavo Conti used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. International guard Alex Garcia (191-80, agency: Interperformances) replied with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds and international Leonardo Meindl (201-93) added 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Paschoalotto/Bauru.
Top scorers:
Bauru: A.Garcia 24+10reb+2ast, J.Andrade 16+7reb+1ast, L.Meindl 13+8reb+4ast, J.Carlos Junior 6+3reb, G.Yeye Torres 5+2reb, V.Silva 5+1reb+4ast
Paulistano: L.Dias Silva 20+3reb, D.Hure 11+3reb, E.Carvalho 9+1reb+1ast, A.Pecos 9+5reb+5ast, J.Luz dos Santos 9+3reb, Y.Dos Santos 7+1ast
gschID: 547493





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  BULGARIA  


Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Awards 2017 - by BGbasket

Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League 1st Team 2017
Brandis Raley-Ross
Raley-Ross
Yordan Bozov
Bozov
Jordan Semple
Semple
Maxym Korniyenko
Korniyenko
D.J. Shelton
Shelton

Player of the Year: Brandis Raley-Ross (191-G-87) of Beroe
Guard of the Year: Yordan Bozov (191-G-79) of Rilski
Forward of the Year: Jordan Semple (201-F-92) of Akademik PL
Center of the Year: Milovan Savic (205-C-87) of Spartak Pleven
Sixth Man: Stjepan Tesija (206-F/C-89) of Beroe
Bosman Player of the Year: Maxym Korniyenko (205-F/C-87) of Lukoil Acad.
Import Player of the Year: Brandis Raley-Ross (191-G-87) of Beroe
Domestic Player of the Year: Yordan Bozov (191-G-79) of Rilski
Defensive Player of the Year: Jordan Semple (201-F-92) of Akademik PL
Coach of the Year: Ljubomir Minchev of Beroe

1st Team
G: Brandis Raley-Ross (191-G-87) of Beroe
G: Yordan Bozov (191-G-79) of Rilski
F: Jordan Semple (201-F-92) of Akademik PL
F/C: Maxym Korniyenko (205-F/C-87) of Lukoil Acad.
F: D.J. Shelton (208-F-91) of Rilski

2nd Team
PG: Danny Gibson (177-PG-84) of Lukoil Acad.
G: Shane Gibson (188-G-90) of Beroe
F: Evan Bruinsma (202-F-92) of Rilski
C: Milovan Savic (205-C-87) of Spartak Pleven
C: Steve Zack (211-C-92) of Lukoil Acad.

3rd Team
PG: Oscar Bellfield (187-PG-90) of Akademik PL
G: Ventsislav Petkov (188-G-91) of Yambol
F/G: Pavel Ivanov (200-F/G-88) of Levski
F/C: Dimitar Marincheshki (200-F/C-90) of Spartak Pleven
F: Aaron Jones (206-F-93) of Beroe

Honorable Mention
Deyan Karamfilov (180-PG-94) of Cherno More
Hristo Zahariev (197-G/F-90) of Lukoil Acad.
Mihailo Sekulovic (206-C-91) of Balkan
Stanimir Marinov (192-G-91) of Balkan
Shakir Smith (185-G-92) of Akademik PL

All-Domestic Players Team
PG: Deyan Karamfilov (180-PG-94) of Cherno More
G: Ventsislav Petkov (188-G-91) of Yambol
G: Yordan Bozov (191-G-79) of Rilski
F/C: Dimitar Marincheshki (200-F/C-90) of Spartak Pleven
C: Nikolay Varbanov (209-C-85) of Yambol

All-Imports Team
PG: Danny Gibson (177-PG-84) of Lukoil Acad.
G: Brandis Raley-Ross (191-G-87) of Beroe
F: Jordan Semple (201-F-92) of Akademik PL
F/C: Maxym Korniyenko (205-F/C-87) of Lukoil Acad.
F: D.J. Shelton (208-F-91) of Rilski



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Libcentro Pro Round 6: Arturo Prat beats Sergio Ceppi by two after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

The derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of bottom-ranked Sergio Ceppi (0-6) to sixth ranked Arturo Prat (3-3) 77-75 on Saturday evening. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Sergio Ceppi won fourth quarter 26-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Arturo Prat forced 22 Sergio Ceppi turnovers. Strangely Sergio Ceppi outrebounded Arturo Prat 39-26 including 17 on the offensive glass. 25 personal fouls committed by Sergio Ceppi helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for the former international Ramiro Galvez (-96) who led his team to a victory with 22 points and 6 rebounds. Boris Guerra (-87) contributed with 12 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Elias Donoso (-86) replied with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds for Sergio Ceppi. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Arturo Prat moved-up to fifth place. Sergio Ceppi at the other side still closes the standings with six games lost. Arturo Prat are looking forward to face higher ranked Liceo Curico (#3) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Sergio Ceppi will play against Aleman (#6) in Puerto Varas and hopes to get finally their first victory.
An interesting game for Sportiva Italiana (5-1) which hosted in Valparaiso second-best Liceo Curico (4-2). Third ranked Sportiva Italiana managed to get a 12-point victory 82-70. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Liceo Curico. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Matias Lubiano (-99) had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Francoise Diaz chipped in 21 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was guard Marcelo Perez (193-99) with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. Liceo Curico's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Sportiva Italiana keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Puente Alto. Liceo Curico at the other side dropped to the third place with two games lost. Sportiva Italiana will play against Stadio Italiano (#7) in Santiago in the next round where they are favorite. Liceo Curico will play on the road against Arturo Prat (#5) in San Felipe and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Libcentro Pro top team - Puente Alto (5-1) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat fifth ranked Aleman (2-4) 64-51. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Aleman. Francisco Pena notched 17 points and 4 steals to lead the effort. Even a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds by Marcelo Villagran did not help to save the game for Aleman. Aleman's coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Puente Alto maintains first position with 5-1 record, which they share with Sportiva Italiana. Loser Aleman dropped to the sixth place with four games lost. Puente Alto will meet Brisas (#4) in the next round. Aleman will play against Sergio Ceppi and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Sportiva Italiana - Liceo Curico 82-70

An interesting game for Sportiva Italiana (5-1) which hosted in Valparaiso second-best Liceo Curico (4-2). Third ranked Sportiva Italiana managed to get a 12-point victory 82-70. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Liceo Curico. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Liceo Curico was ahead by 1 point after three quarters before a 25-12 charge of Sportiva Italiana, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 24 Liceo Curico turnovers. Liceo Curico was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. Matias Lubiano (-99) had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Francoise Diaz (-87) chipped in 21 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was guard Marcelo Perez (193-99) with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds and center Sergio Chialva scored 14 points and 9 rebounds. Four Sportiva Italiana and five Liceo Curico players scored in double figures. Liceo Curico's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Sportiva Italiana keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Puente Alto. Liceo Curico at the other side dropped to the third place with two games lost. Sportiva Italiana will play against Stadio Italiano (#7) in Santiago in the next round where they are favorite. Liceo Curico will play on the road against Arturo Prat (#5) in San Felipe and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sportiva Italiana: F.Diaz 21+2reb+2ast, M.Lubiano 18+12reb+2ast, C.Bustamante 11+6reb+3ast, D.Castillo 11+8reb, G.Hernandez 7+7reb+1ast, J.Garcia 5+4reb+1ast
Liceo Curico: M.Perez 14+10reb+1ast, S.Chialva 14+9reb+1ast, G.Contreras 13+7reb+1ast, M.Rebolledo 12+4reb+1ast, M.Zerene 10+5reb+2ast, B.Acuna 2+6reb+8ast
gschID: 544562


Puente Alto - Aleman 64-51

Libcentro Pro top team - Puente Alto (5-1) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat fifth ranked Aleman (2-4) 64-51. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Aleman. The game was mostly controlled by Puente Alto. Aleman managed to win third quarter 15-9. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Puente Alto dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Aleman's 22. Puente Alto forced 25 Aleman turnovers. Swingman Francisco Pena (187-89) notched 17 points and 4 steals to lead the effort and guard Matias Sepulveda (-96) supported him with 13 points. Even a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds by forward Marcelo Villagran (184-88) did not help to save the game for Aleman. Francisco Garrido (-88) added 13 points and 8 rebounds. Aleman's coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Puente Alto maintains first position with 5-1 record, which they share with Sportiva Italiana. Loser Aleman dropped to the sixth place with four games lost. Puente Alto will meet Brisas (#4) in the next round. Aleman will play against Sergio Ceppi and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Puente Alto: F.Pena 17+4reb+3ast, M.Sepulveda 13+3reb+2ast, J.Ignacio Collao 10+2reb+1ast, A.Guzman 8+2reb+1ast, S.Silva 6+6reb+2ast, L.Cifuentes 4+13reb
Aleman: F.Garrido 13+8reb+2ast, M.Villagran 12+10reb+3ast, P.Fernandez 6+1reb, H.Arriagada 6+3reb, M.Castro 6+3reb+3ast, R.Caceres 5+5reb+3ast
gschID: 544561


Sergio Ceppi - Arturo Prat 75-77

This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of bottom-ranked Sergio Ceppi (0-6) to sixth ranked Arturo Prat (3-3) 77-75 on Saturday evening. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Sergio Ceppi won fourth quarter 26-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Arturo Prat forced 22 Sergio Ceppi turnovers. Strangely Sergio Ceppi outrebounded Arturo Prat 39-26 including 17 on the offensive glass. 25 personal fouls committed by Sergio Ceppi helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for the former international Ramiro Galvez (-96) who led his team to a victory with 22 points and 6 rebounds. Boris Guerra (-87) contributed with 12 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Elias Donoso (-86) replied with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds and guard Angelo Olivares (185-82) added 9 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Sergio Ceppi. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Arturo Prat moved-up to fifth place. Sergio Ceppi at the other side still closes the standings with six games lost. Arturo Prat are looking forward to face higher ranked Liceo Curico (#3) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Sergio Ceppi will play against Aleman (#6) in Puerto Varas and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Arturo Prat: R.Galvez 22+6reb+2ast, P.Andrade 14+5reb, B.Guerra 12+7reb+2ast, F.Ortega 8+7reb+1ast, E.Valdebenito 6+1ast, E.Garrido 4+1reb+1ast
Sergio Ceppi: E.Donoso 26+11reb+1ast, J.Sotelo 10+7reb, A.Olivares 9+7reb+3ast, F.Latorre 7+2reb+2ast, R.Gatica 5, J.Parra 4+4reb
gschID: 544559





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  CHINA  


Chinese National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
MingHui Sun
Sun
Yanhao Zhao
Zhao
Yujia Wu
Wu
Jinqiu Hu
Hu
Jie Tang
Tang
#e#5
4Tang Jie 186-G-99
5Sun MingHui 192-SG-96 Guangsha L. China
6Guo Haowen 201-F-00
7Zhao Yanhao 195-F-97 Guangsha L. China
8Wu Yujia 200-F-99 Zhejiang GB China
9Yang Kai 197-F-96 Guangxi China
10Man Jiang 200-F-99
11Zhao Jiayi 202-F-99
12Wu Xiao 200-C-99 Fujian China
13Hu Jinqiu 208-C-97 Guangsha L. China
14Taruike Jianiyou 207-C-98
15Zhu Rongzhen 210-C-99 Shandong GS China


Cheng Rongfu Head Coach

Wang Jihua Assistant



Luoyang inks Russ Smith - by Eurobasket News

Luoyang (NBL) signed 26-year old American point guard Russ Smith (183-75kg-91, college: Louisville). He played last season at Delaware 87ers (D-League) in the U.S. In 25 games he had very impressive stats: 17.1ppg, 3.5rpg, 6.2apg and 2.0spg (in top 5). Smith helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Atlantic Division. He also played that season for Galatasaray (BSL) in Turkish league where in two games he recorded 5.0ppg, 1.0rpg and 2.0apg.
Three years ago Smith was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) in second round (47th overall). He attended University of Louisville until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Smith was voted USBWA All-District IV Player of the Year and All-AAC 1st Team back in 2014 at his college time.
Smith has played previously professionally in NBA (New Orleans Pelicans and Memphis Grizzlies) and D-League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants and Iowa Energy).

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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Karl MOORE
  Aguilas
  (203-PF-87)
  Avg: 27.9
 1. Moore, Aguilas27.9 
 2. Ortiz, Fast Break26.2 
 3. Roberson, Condores21.0 
 4. Coombs, Sabios19.4 
 5. Balbuena, Academia18.2 
 6. Smith, Sabios17.6 
 7. Almanza, Condores17.0 
 8. Hardy, Cimarrones14.8 
 9. Murray, Academia13.8 
 10. Bivins, Aguilas13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karl MOORE
  Aguilas
  (203-PF-87)
  Avg: 15.1
 1. Moore, Aguilas15.1 
 2. Hernandez, Cimar.11.6 
 3. Romero, Piratas10.4 
 4. Sandidge, Aguilas9.9 
 5. Quinones, Academia9.3 
 6. Almanza, Condores8.7 
 7. Ortiz, Fast Break8.4 
 8. Haughton, Academia7.8 
 9. Sneed, Fast Break7.2 
 10. Carraway, Cimar.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Julio VELANDIA
  Aguilas
  (188-G-90)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Velandia, Aguilas6.6 
 2. Smith, Sabios5.1 
 3. Moreno, Cimarrones4.4 
 4. Murray, Academia4.4 
 5. Coombs, Sabios3.7 
 6. McCoy, Condores3.6 
 7. Granados, Academia3.4 
 8. Thomas, Piratas3.2 
 9. Salazar, Fast Break3.0 
 10. Caicedo, Cimar.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Antonio BIVINS
  Aguilas
  (198-F-92)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Bivins, Aguilas3.1 
 2. Renteria, Cimar.2.6 
 3. Murray, Academia2.4 
 4. Moreno, Cimarrones2.2 
 5. Ortiz, Fast Break2.2 
 6. Diaz, Condores1.9 
 7. Romero, Piratas1.8 
 8. Granados, Academia1.6 
 9. Carraway, Cimar.1.6 
 10. Rivera, Sabios1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Frisco SANDIDGE
  Aguilas
  (198-F-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Sandidge, Aguilas2.0 
 2. Haughton, Academia1.2 
 3. Mims, Piratas1.2 
 4. Hernandez, Cimar.1.0 
 5. Jones, Sabios0.7 
 6. Roberson, Condores0.7 
 7. Bermudez, Condores0.7 
 8. Ortiz, Fast Break0.6 
 9. Fonseca, Aguilas0.6 
 10. Velez, Sabios0.6 


PBD Round 7: Academia hands first defeat to Cimarrones - by Eurobasket News

Undefeated Cimarrones (4-1) recorded its first loss in Montana on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by eighth ranked Academia (2-3) 69-61. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Cimarrones. Cimarrones were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. The former international power forward Divier Perez (201-89) fired 8 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. The former international center Beicar Quinones (208-89) chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds. The former international guard Edgar Moreno (190-81, college: UTEP) produced 18 points for lost side. Defending champion moved-up to sixth place. Cimarrones at the other side still keep top position with one game lost. They share it with Fast Break. Academia are again looking forward to face league's leader Cimarrones in Quibdo-Choco in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Cimarrones will have a break next round.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Condores (3-4) against fifth ranked Caciques (3-2) on Saturday night. Visiting Condores were defeated by Caciques in a tough game in Valleduparnga 71-76. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Justin Martin (198-90, college: SMU, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 24 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Miguel Bermudez contributed with 19 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized Venezuelan swingman Hector Diaz (197-92) answered with 22 points and 7 rebounds for Condores. Condores' coach Tomas Diaz rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Caciques have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place. Condores lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth position with four games lost. Caciques will again play against Condores (#5) in Cundinamarca in the next round. Condores will have a break next round.
The game in Boyaca was also quite interesting. Second ranked Fast Break (4-1) played at the court of 7th ranked Patriotas (2-5). Fast Break managed to secure a 7-point victory 92-85 on Saturday. It was a great evening for Stalin Ortiz who led his team to a victory scoring 32 points and 6 steals. At the losing side Karl Moore responded with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 17 rebounds. Patriotas' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Fast Break have a solid series of three victories in a row. They used an opportunity after Cimarrones lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position. Loser Patriotas keep the seventh place with five games lost. They share the position with Piratas. Fast Break will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Patriotas will play again against the league's second-placed Fast Break (#2) and hope to secure a win.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Manizales. Local Sabios (4-3) beat 8th ranked Piratas (2-5) 86-75. It was a quality performance for Ashton Smith who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 8 rebounds and 12 assists. Sabios' coach Ruddy Martinez used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Sabios moved-up to third place. Piratas lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with five games lost. Sabios' next round opponent will be again bottom-ranked Piratas (#8) in Bogota which should be theoretically an easy game.

Sabios - Piratas 86-75

The game with biggest result difference took place in Manizales. Local Sabios (4-3) beat 8th ranked Piratas (2-5) 86-75. The game was mostly controlled by Sabios. Piratas was better in second period 15-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 20-of-25 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Sabios players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Piratas' players. It was a quality performance for Canadian guard Ashton Smith (187-89, college: Indiana, PA) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 8 rebounds and 12 assists. Canadian guard Shamar Coombs (185-86, college: Texas A&M-CC) accounted for 26 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side. Sabios' coach Ruddy Martinez used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Venezuelan forward Jhon Romero (199-85) came up with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds and American forward Titus Mims (201-90, college: Hardin-Simmons) added 15 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Piratas in the defeat. Sabios moved-up to third place. Piratas lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with five games lost. Sabios' next round opponent will be again bottom-ranked Piratas (#8) in Bogota which should be theoretically an easy game.
Top scorers:
Sabios: S.Coombs 26+6reb+5ast, K.Jones 19+10reb+2ast, A.Smith 18+8reb+12ast, J.Velez 8+7reb+1ast, S.Betancur 6+1reb, L.Blandon 4+3reb+4ast
Piratas: J.Romero 25+12reb, T.Mims 15+6reb, G.Pena 15+3reb+2ast, A.Nunez 9+8reb+1ast, N.Lozano 5+1reb, J.Mendoza 4+4reb
gschID: 547214


Academia - Cimarrones 69-61

Undefeated Cimarrones (4-1) recorded its first loss in Montana on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by eighth ranked Academia (2-3) 69-61. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Cimarrones. Cimarrones were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. The former international power forward Divier Perez (201-89) fired 8 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. The former international center Beicar Quinones (208-89) chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds. The former international guard Edgar Moreno (190-81, college: UTEP) produced 18 points and the former international center John Hernandez (207-84) added 11 points and 12 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Defending champion moved-up to sixth place. Cimarrones at the other side still keep top position with one game lost. They share it with Fast Break. Academia are again looking forward to face league's leader Cimarrones in Quibdo-Choco in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Cimarrones will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Academia: B.Quinones 16+7reb+1ast, J.Fajardo 14+3reb+4ast, S.Granados 11+1reb+7ast, O.Balbuena 11+5reb+1ast, D.Perez 8+13reb+4ast, T.Murray 6+6reb+3ast
Cimarrones: E.Moreno 18+3reb+3ast, J.Hernandez 11+12reb, T.Williams 10+5reb+2ast, A.Carraway 10+5reb+3ast, E.Renteria 7+2reb+2ast, J.Hardy 3
gschID: 547213


Aguilas - Fast Break 85-92

The game in Boyaca was also quite interesting. Second ranked Fast Break (4-1) played at the court of 7th ranked Patriotas (2-5). Fast Break managed to secure a 7-point victory 92-85 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 92-85. Fast Break forced 21 Patriotas turnovers. It was a great evening for the former international guard Stalin Ortiz (190-81, college: Valparaiso) who led his team to a victory scoring 32 points and 6 steals. American guard Michael Sneed (196-82, college: Texas Southern) helped adding 12 points and 12 rebounds. Sneed is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. At the losing side American Karl Moore (203-87, college: Culver Stockton) responded with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 17 rebounds and the other American import forward Frisco Sandidge (198-87, college: Delaware St.) scored 14 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 blocks. Four Fast Break and five Patriotas players scored in double figures. Patriotas' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Fast Break have a solid series of three victories in a row. They used an opportunity after Cimarrones lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position. Loser Patriotas keep the seventh place with five games lost. They share the position with Piratas. Fast Break will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Patriotas will play again against the league's second-placed Fast Break (#2) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Fast Break: S.Ortiz 32+4reb+3ast, H.Uhegwu 14+2reb+5ast, M.Sneed 12+12reb, L.Salazar 12+3reb+3ast, D.Crockrell 10+4reb+1ast, C.Ordonez 8+6reb+4ast
Aguilas: K.Moore 25+17reb, J. Lopez 15+1reb+1ast, A.Bivins 15+3reb+1ast, F.Sandidge 14+9reb+4ast, J.Velandia 10+5reb+9ast, J.Pardo 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 547212


Caciques - Condores 76-71

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Condores (3-4) against fifth ranked Caciques (3-2) on Saturday night. Visiting Condores were defeated by Caciques in a tough game in Valleduparnga 71-76. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 26-15. But Condores won second period 22-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Condores 45-30 including a 30-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Caciques players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Condores' players. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Justin Martin (198-90, college: SMU, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 24 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Miguel Bermudez contributed with 19 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized Venezuelan swingman Hector Diaz (197-92) answered with 22 points and 7 rebounds and American forward Lamar Roberson (203-86, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Haylett Sports) added 19 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Condores. Condores' coach Tomas Diaz rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Caciques have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place. Condores lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth position with four games lost. Caciques will again play against Condores (#5) in Cundinamarca in the next round. Condores will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Caciques: J.Martin 24+9reb+6ast, M.Bermudez 19+5reb+2ast, M.Cornelius 10+11reb+3ast, D.Reyes 7+4reb+10ast, F.Asprilla 6+6reb, A.Gurley 6+7reb+2ast
Condores: H.Diaz 22+7reb+2ast, L.Roberson 19+8reb+1ast, R.McCoy 17+4reb+4ast, V.Bermudez 4+2reb, L.Almanza 4+2reb+1ast, L.Hernandez 2
gschID: 547211





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  COSTA RICA  


Liberia inks Jermaine Barnes - by Mike Amico

Liberia (LBS) agreed terms with experienced 33-year old American ex-international swingman Jermaine Barnes (193-95kg-83, college: Point, GA, agency: Gamble Sports Management). He has played for the last two seasons at GIE Maile Matrix (UBA) in the U.S. Barnes has spent the last season in retirement due to career ending injury the summer of 14'. This season Barnes has returned to the Universal Basketball Association. In 18 games hes averaging an impressive 29.8ppg, 7.8rpg, 4.0apg, 1.2spg while shooting 49.8 percent from the field.

His team won Copa Mitchell Americas Cup (Santiago, Dominican Rep.) for three years in a row (between 2015 and 2017). Barnes was named Latinbasket.com All-Copa Mitchell Cup MVP while averaging an event high 29.0 points per game.

Barnes is a well known international player. He was the first minor league player featured in SLAM Magazine in 2012. That summer Barnes' led Team USA to a silver medal in the William Jones Cup (Taiwan). This Olympic event caught the attention of Minnesota Timberwolves former head coach Sam Mitchell the summer of 2014. Barnes joined the club for mini camp but would be sidelines with a career ending injury.

He is quite experienced player. He has played in eleven different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Barnes has played previously professionally in Cyprus (Yenicami), Dominican Rep. (Titanes de Miramar), Japan (Proline), Mexico (Frayles de Guasave), Saudi Arabia (Al Ahli Jeddah), Taiwan (USA National Team), Uruguay (Universitario Salto), NBA (Minnesota Timberwolves), Dominican Republic (CDP Domingo Paulino Santiago and Pueblo Nuevo) and UBA (GIE Maile Matrix).

He is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league on the market.

Barnes attended Point University, GA until 2006 where he was named National Player of the Year. It will be his twelfth (!!!) season as a professional player.

He could be described: Jermaine Barnes is a great scorer... Can play the 2-3... A very athletic and physical player that finishes Above the Rim on anyone... Great mid range shot... A great rebounder with great size to dominate smaller guards and forwards... Named National Player of the Year in 2006... Also 1st Team All-American and SWC Player of the Year... Was the nation's top scorer (26.7) and 3rd in rebounds (11.9). Set the Emperor's Cup All-Japan Tournament scoring record with 63 point vs. Toyama Grouses...In 2011 Barnes was named Usbasket.com All-United States Guard of the Year along with being spotlighted in SLAM Magazine......2014 Barnes was named the Decade's Top Guard by Usbasket.com. Signed a Non Guaranteed NBA Contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Was waived at training camp.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CROATIA  


Eurobasket.com All-Croatian A1 League Awards 2017 - by Zeljko Zule

Eurobasket.com All-Croatian A1 League 1st Team 2017
Goran Filipovic
Filipovic
Luka Bozic
Bozic
Zeljko Sakic
Sakic
Miralem Halilovic
Halilovic
Miro Bilan
Bilan

Finals MVP: Ryan Boatright (183-PG-92) of Cedevita
Player of the Year: Miralem Halilovic (205-F-91) of GKK Sibenik
Guard of the Year: Luka Bozic (199-PG-96) of KK Zagreb
Forward of Year: Miralem Halilovic (205-F-91) of GKK Sibenik
Center of the Year: Miro Bilan (213-C-89) of Cedevita
Newcomer of the Year: Lovro Buljevic (208-PF-98) of Cedevita
Most Improved Player of Year: Jakov Mustapic (193-G-94) of Krosno
Defensive Player of Year: Miralem Halilovic (205-F-91) of GKK Sibenik
Domestic Player of Year: Miro Bilan (213-C-89) of Cedevita
Import Player of Year: Miralem Halilovic (205-F-91) of GKK Sibenik
Coach of the Year: Veljko Mrsic of Cedevita

1st Team
PG: Goran Filipovic (180-PG-96) of KK Split
PG: Luka Bozic (199-PG-96) of KK Zagreb
F: Zeljko Sakic (204-F-88) of Cibona
F: Miralem Halilovic (205-F-91) of GKK Sibenik
C: Miro Bilan (213-C-89) of Cedevita

2nd Team
PG: Mike Scott (183-PG-93) of Jolly JBS
G: Jakov Mustapic (193-G-94) of Krosno
F: Henrik Sirko (201-F-93) of KK Split
F: Ivan Novacic (201-F-85) of Jolly JBS
C: Luka Zoric (211-C-84) of Cibona

All-Domestic Players Team
PG: Goran Filipovic (180-PG-96) of KK Split
PG: Luka Bozic (199-PG-96) of KK Zagreb
F: Zeljko Sakic (204-F-88) of Cibona
F: Ivan Novacic (201-F-85) of Jolly JBS
C: Miro Bilan (213-C-89) of Cedevita

All-Imports Team
PG: Mike Scott (183-PG-93) of Jolly JBS
SG: Dzanan Musa (204-SG-99) of Cedevita
F/C: Jalen Robinson (206-F/C-93) of Vrij.Osijek
F: Miralem Halilovic (205-F-91) of GKK Sibenik
F/C: Izzet Turkyilmaz (212-F/C-90) of GKK Sibenik

Honorable Mention
Ive Ivanov (200-C-85) of GKK Sibenik
Ivan Siriscevic (198-G/F-87) of GKK Sibenik
Mateo Kedzo (206-F/C-84) of KK Split
Pavle Marcinkovic (199-G/F-89) of KK Zagreb

All-Defensive Team
PG: Mauro Veljacic (183-PG-93) of Kvarner 2010
G: Jakov Mustapic (193-G-94) of Krosno
F: Henrik Sirko (201-F-93) of KK Split
F: Miralem Halilovic (205-F-91) of GKK Sibenik
C: Miro Bilan (213-C-89) of Cedevita

All-Newcomers Team
G/F: Josip Barnjak (190-G/F-98) of Kvarner 2010
F/G: Josip Skara (193-F/G-94) of H.Analitica
F/G: Lovro Mandalinic (195-F/G-96) of H.Analitica
PF: Marko Sarac (204-PF-97) of Alkar Sinj
PF: Lovro Buljevic (208-PF-98) of Cedevita



Kosice tabs Igor Maric - by Michal Duchovic

KB Kosice (SBL) inked 32-year old Croatian forward Igor Maric (196-87kg-85, agency: PEPI SPORT). He played most recently at BC Prievidza in the SBL. In 44 games he averaged 13.0ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.8apg and 1.4spg last season. Maric helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League 2nd Team and All-Bosmans Team. Maric also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 12.9ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.3apg and 1.8spg.
Among other achievements Maric won Slovakian League championship title in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League Bosman Player of the Year award in 2016.
Maric has played also professionally in Austria, Slovenia (Helios, Tajfun and Maribor) and Croatia (Dubrava, Slavonski Brod and KK_Zabok).




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Cyprus wins Games of the Small States of Europe - by Eurobasket News

Cyprus won Games of the Small States of Europe in San Marino. In the last game they overcame San Marino 100-63. The hosts looked good in the first period and trailed only 1 point after the first 10 minutes. Cyprus however pushed the tempo later in the game and managed to win the game by 37 points. Iraklis Pittakas (192-G-84) posted 20 points to pace all the winners. Loizides Christos and Nikolaos Stylianou (198-F-88, college: W.Texas A&M) netted 18 points each in a win. Moretti Giolee replied with high 27 points in the losing effort, while Federico Cardinali (183-PG-91) added 6.


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Marek Ivan (ex Nymburk B) signs at Iskra Svit - by Michal Duchovic

BK Iskra Svit (SBL) landed 19-year old Czech forward Marek Ivan (195-98). He has played for the last two years at CEZ Basketball Nymburk B in 1Liga in Czech Republic. In 18 games he averaged 10.8ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.8apg last season. Ivan also spent pre-season at CEZ Nymburk (also in 1Liga) in Czech Republic that year. He played in the final of Czech Republic 1.Liga.

BK Iskra Svit roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Tomas Gajan

Forwards:
Marek Ivan
Samuel Kubasky

Center:
Martin Bizub




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  DENMARK  


Kosice adds Palm to their roster, ex Bakken - by Michal Duchovic

KB Kosice (SBL) added to their roster 30-year old American guard Eric Palm (188-85kg-87, college: McKendree). He played last season at Bakken in Danish Ligaen. Palm managed to play in five leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 26 Ligaen games he recorded 8.3ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.8apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). Palm also played 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 13.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 3.0apg and 1.0spg. The other team he played shortly was Bashkimi (SuperLeague) in Kosovo. In 5 games he had 12.8ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.2apg and 1.4spg. Palm also played 5 games in Balkan League where he got impressive 22.6ppg, 4.0rpg and 4.0apg. Another team he played briefly was Iskra Svit. In 6 SBL games he got remarkable 22.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.7apg and 1.8spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Palm was voted Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League Honorable Mention back in 2013.
He is quite experienced player. Palm has played also professionally in Germany (Giessen 46ers and Chemnitz), Iceland (IR Reykjavik, Thor AK Akureyri and Thor Thorl), IBL (S.Illinois T.) and IBA (Rockford RD).
He attended McKendree University until 2009 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.

KB Kosice roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Eric Palm

Forwards:
Igor Maric
Stanislav Baldovsky
Richard Korner



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Stats Leaders - LIDOBA

Points Per Game
 Gerardo SUERO
  Indios SFM
  (193-G-89)
  Avg: 26.3
 1. Suero, Indios SFM26.3 
 2. Santana, Titanes .23.3 
 3. Scott, Caneros LR21.3 
 4. Gaines, Metros S.21.0 
 5. Rembert, Titanes .20.7 
 6. Bailey, Reales LV20.0 
 7. Foster, Huracane.19.0 
 8. Guzman, Soles SD18.7 
 9. Rhett, Leones SD18.3 
 10. Suero, Indios SFM18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tony MITCHELL
  Metros S.
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Mitchell, Metros S.10.5 
 2. Araujo, Leones SD10.3 
 3. Jones, Caneros LR9.5 
 4. Garcia, Caneros LR9.0 
 5. Santana, Titanes .9.0 
 6. Suero, Indios SFM8.7 
 7. Horford, Titanes .8.7 
 8. McCombs, Soles SD8.7 
 9. Rhett, Leones SD8.5 
 10. Guzman, Soles SD7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Miguel DICENT
  Metros S.
  (190-G-94)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Dicent, Metros S.5.5 
 2. Ruiz, Soles SD5.0 
 3. Soliman, Caner.5.0 
 4. De-Leon, Metros S.4.7 
 5. Miller, Leones SD4.5 
 6. Rhett, Leones SD4.3 
 7. Fortuna, Leones SD3.8 
 8. Glenn, Metros S.3.3 
 9. Martinez, Reales L.3.3 
 10. Siggers, Titanes .3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Kelly BEIDLER
  Caneros LR
  (199-F-88)
  Avg: 3
 1. Beidler, Caneros LR3.0 
 2. Rose, Huracanes PP3.0 
 3. Martinez, Soles SD2.0 
 4. Dicent, Metros S.1.8 
 5. Scott, Caneros LR1.7 
 6. Moquete, Titanes .1.7 
 7. Suero, Indios SFM1.7 
 8. Valdez, Huracane.1.5 
 9. Fortuna, Leones SD1.5 
 10. Gaines, Metros S.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Tony MITCHELL
  Metros S.
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Mitchell, Metros S.3.3 
 2. Horford, Titanes .1.7 
 3. Garcia, Indios SFM1.7 
 4. Okosun, Reales LV1.3 
 5. Martinez, Soles SD1.0 
 6. Garcia, Caneros LR1.0 
 7. Rhett, Leones SD1.0 
 8. Rose, Huracanes PP1.0 
 9. Daniels, Leones SD0.8 
 10. Glenn, Metros S.0.8 


Liberia inks Jermaine Barnes - by Mike Amico

Liberia (LBS) agreed terms with experienced 33-year old American ex-international swingman Jermaine Barnes (193-95kg-83, college: Point, GA, agency: Gamble Sports Management). He has played for the last two seasons at GIE Maile Matrix (UBA) in the U.S. Barnes has spent the last season in retirement due to career ending injury the summer of 14'. This season Barnes has returned to the Universal Basketball Association. In 18 games hes averaging an impressive 29.8ppg, 7.8rpg, 4.0apg, 1.2spg while shooting 49.8 percent from the field.

His team won Copa Mitchell Americas Cup (Santiago, Dominican Rep.) for three years in a row (between 2015 and 2017). Barnes was named Latinbasket.com All-Copa Mitchell Cup MVP while averaging an event high 29.0 points per game.

Barnes is a well known international player. He was the first minor league player featured in SLAM Magazine in 2012. That summer Barnes' led Team USA to a silver medal in the William Jones Cup (Taiwan). This Olympic event caught the attention of Minnesota Timberwolves former head coach Sam Mitchell the summer of 2014. Barnes joined the club for mini camp but would be sidelines with a career ending injury.

He is quite experienced player. He has played in eleven different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Barnes has played previously professionally in Cyprus (Yenicami), Dominican Rep. (Titanes de Miramar), Japan (Proline), Mexico (Frayles de Guasave), Saudi Arabia (Al Ahli Jeddah), Taiwan (USA National Team), Uruguay (Universitario Salto), NBA (Minnesota Timberwolves), Dominican Republic (CDP Domingo Paulino Santiago and Pueblo Nuevo) and UBA (GIE Maile Matrix).

He is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league on the market.

Barnes attended Point University, GA until 2006 where he was named National Player of the Year. It will be his twelfth (!!!) season as a professional player.

He could be described: Jermaine Barnes is a great scorer... Can play the 2-3... A very athletic and physical player that finishes Above the Rim on anyone... Great mid range shot... A great rebounder with great size to dominate smaller guards and forwards... Named National Player of the Year in 2006... Also 1st Team All-American and SWC Player of the Year... Was the nation's top scorer (26.7) and 3rd in rebounds (11.9). Set the Emperor's Cup All-Japan Tournament scoring record with 63 point vs. Toyama Grouses...In 2011 Barnes was named Usbasket.com All-United States Guard of the Year along with being spotlighted in SLAM Magazine......2014 Barnes was named the Decade's Top Guard by Usbasket.com. Signed a Non Guaranteed NBA Contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Was waived at training camp.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Liga MB Round 1 of Finals. Brujos Izalco claim first victory - by Eurobasket News

Isidro Metapan - Brujos Izalco 86-87

Brujoz Izalco snatched a narrow road win over Isidro Metapan in the title series opener. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Christopher Blake (196-88, college: Detroit Mercy) who helped to win the game recording 35 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Garland McArthur (197-88, college: Voorhees) contributed with 30 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Panamanian forward Ernesto Oglivie (203-89) answered with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds and Spanish-American forward Duane James (196-83, college: Binghamton) added 21 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Isidro Metapan. Four Isidro Metapan players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Isidro Metapan: E.Oglivie 23+12reb+3ast, D.James 21+5reb+1ast, J.Colorado 18+5reb, R.Sandoval 11+6reb+7ast, A.Regalado 6+6reb, K.Palmer 5+1reb+1ast
Brujos Izalco: C.Blake 35+9reb+3ast, G.McArthur 30+7reb+1ast, R.Mendez 9+1reb+5ast, T.Elliott 9+17reb+5ast, D.Thompson 4+1reb, E.Navarrete 0
gschID: 547696





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  FRANCE  

Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Cameron CLARK
  Chalon
  (201-G/F-91)
  Avg: 18.2
 1. Clark, Chalon18.2 
 2. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.4 
 3. Cobbs, Gravelines16.9 
 4. Gibson, Gravelines16.8 
 5. Roberson, Chalon16.3 
 6. Rush, Nancy15.9 
 7. Prepelic, Limoges15.8 
 8. Young, Chalons-.14.8 
 9. Warren, Nanterre14.4 
 10. Dorsey, Le Portel14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 9
 1. Fall, Chalon9.0 
 2. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.8.8 
 3. Solomon, Gravelines8.0 
 4. Hassell, Le Portel7.7 
 5. Poirier, Paris-Le.7.7 
 6. Donaldson, Le Po.7.4 
 7. Lessort, Nanterre7.2 
 8. Hunt, Nancy7.2 
 9. Cain, Chalons-Reims7.0 
 10. Yeguete, Le Mans6.9 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.10.8 
 2. Roberson, Chalon7.1 
 3. Holston, Dijon6.3 
 4. Prince, Orleans5.8 
 5. Hodge, AS.5.6 
 6. Cobbs, Gravelines5.5 
 7. Bost, Monaco5.3 
 8. Campbell, Paris-Le.5.1 
 9. Warren, Nanterre4.5 
 10. Payne, Chalons-.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 J.P. PRINCE
  Orleans
  (203-G/F-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Prince, Orleans2.4 
 2. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.3 
 3. Holston, Dijon2.0 
 4. Payne, Chalons-.1.8 
 5. Eito, Orleans1.7 
 6. Wood, Limoges1.7 
 7. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 8. Dorsey, Le Portel1.6 
 9. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.5 
 10. Cobbs, Gravelines1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Fall, Chalon2.2 
 2. Fofana, Monaco1.3 
 3. Jean-Charles, AS.1.1 
 4. Uter, AS.1.1 
 5. Cain, Chalons-Reims1.0 
 6. Lessort, Nanterre1.0 
 7. Otule, Antibes1.0 
 8. Trasolini, Nancy0.9 
 9. Sane, Paris-Levallois0.8 
 10. Poirier, Paris-Le.0.8 


Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Zachery PEACOCK
  Bourg
  (203-C-87)
  Avg: 17.8
 1. Peacock, Bourg17.8 
 2. Hermannsson, Charlevi.17.1 
 3. Burton, Roanne16.8 
 4. Williams, Boulazac16.0 
 5. Jones, Lille16.0 
 6. Henry, Evreux16.0 
 7. Ware, Vichy C.15.9 
 8. Bigote, Nantes15.9 
 9. Walker, Evreux15.3 
 10. Bronchard, Vichy C.14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dinma ODIAKOSA
  Le Havre
  (203-C/F-85)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Odiakosa, Le Havre9.7 
 2. Ndoye, Bourg9.4 
 3. Kone, Charleville9.3 
 4. Burton, Roanne9.0 
 5. Ekperigin, Nantes8.1 
 6. Traore, Lille7.6 
 7. Morin, Le Havre7.4 
 8. Rhoomes, St Qu.7.3 
 9. Fall, Poitiers7.0 
 10. Diame, Blois6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jay THREATT
  Poitiers
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Threatt, Poitiers6.9 
 2. King, Le Havre6.1 
 3. Ware, Vichy C.5.8 
 4. Rigaux, Maurienne5.8 
 5. Sim, Bourg5.8 
 6. Hermannsson, Charlevi.5.7 
 7. Turner, Blois5.6 
 8. Henry, Evreux5.3 
 9. Duren, Boulogne5.2 
 10. Mitchell, Nantes5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Corin HENRY
  Evreux
  (178-PG-88)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Henry, Evreux2.3 
 2. Burton, Roanne2.3 
 3. Threatt, Poitiers2.0 
 4. Mitchell, Nantes1.9 
 5. Turner, Blois1.8 
 6. Fouse, Charleville1.8 
 7. Denave, Vichy C.1.8 
 8. Rigaux, Maurienne1.8 
 9. de-Jong, Boulogne1.8 
 10. Williams, Boulazac1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Yannis MORIN
  Le Havre
  (208-C/F-93)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Morin, Le Havre1.8 
 2. Fall, Poitiers1.5 
 3. Paumier, Boulogne1.3 
 4. Ndoye, Bourg1.2 
 5. Rinna, St Chamond1.1 
 6. Traore, Lille1.1 
 7. MBida, Lille1.1 
 8. Jones, Lille1.0 
 9. Kone, Charleville0.9 
 10. Diame, Blois0.9 


ProB Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Boulazac and Nantes record wins - by Eurobasket News

Boulazac - Evreux 87-76

Boulazac topped Evreux to take 1-0 lead in the series. ALM Evreux was ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 50-36 second half run of Boulazac Basket. They outrebounded ALM Evreux 38-21 including 26 on the defensive glass. It was a great shooting night for Boulazac Basket especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.0 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by ALM Evreux's players. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Jarvis Williams (198-93, college: Murray St.) who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 9 rebounds. American-Jamaican guard TJ Sapp (190-92, college: Murray St., agency: Duran International) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Boulazac Basket's coach Antoine Michon allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Swingman Bastien Pinault (195-93) answered with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and American point guard Corin Henry (178-88, college: Tarleton St., agency: Octagon Europe) added 20 points in the effort for ALM Evreux.
Top scorers:
Boulazac: T.Sapp 17+3reb+3ast, J.Williams 15+9reb+1ast, M.Sutalo 13+1reb, T.Gipson 11+3reb, J.Sanchez 9+7reb+4ast, A.Kerckhof 8+3reb+5ast
Evreux: C.Henry 20+2reb, B.Pinault 17+7reb+4ast, S.Mekdad 11+1reb+2ast, R.Dibo 9+5reb, P.Beye 8+1reb, C.Walker 7+3reb+2ast
gschID: 547771


Provence Basket - Nantes 66-75

Nantes outgunned Provence Basket in the opener. The guests trailed by 10 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 75-66. Nantes made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Provence Basket helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American-British power forward Laurence Ekperigin (200-88, college: Le Moyne) fired a double-double by scoring 15 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Swingman Valentin Bigote (196-92) chipped in 26 points. Bahamas forward Jaraun Burrows (203-85, college: IPFW) produced 10 points and 9 rebounds and swingman Raphael Desroses (199-80) added 16 points respectively for lost side. Provence Basket's coach Remi Giutta rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Nantes: V.Bigote 26+4reb, L.Ekperigin 15+12reb+5ast, A.Desespringalle 11+1reb, R.Kuksiks 9+5reb+1ast, V.Fofana 7+5reb+2ast, C.McKnight 3+2reb
Provence Basket: R.Desroses 16+3reb, J.Burrows 10+9reb+1ast, D.Obasohan 8+5reb+1ast, B.Waldow 8+7reb, A.Broussard 8+3reb+1ast, L.Akono 5
gschID: 547770





Boulogne signs coach Frederic Brouillaud - by Eurobasket News

SO Maritime Boulogne (ProB) signed 39-year old coach Frederic Brouillaud from Chorale de Roanne Basket. Brouillaud has coached there for the last ten years.
His team made it to the ProA Semifinals in 2010. He was ProA champion back in 2007.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Clerence re-signs at Chartres - by Eurobasket News

Union Basket Chartres Metropole (NM1) confirmed in their roster 29-year old power forward Patrick Clerence (204-88). He played there last season. In 37 NM1 games he had 5.7ppg and 2.7rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Clerence played at Aix Maurienne where in 36 NM1 games he recorded 4.3ppg and 2.9rpg.
He won NM1 Play-Offs in 2016.
Clerence has played previously for five other teams: Feurs Enfants du Forez, Trappes, SAP Vaucluse, Roche and Aubenas.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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ProA Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Chalon and ASVEL register victories - by Eurobasket News

Chalon - Paris-Levallois 84-77

Chalon outgunned Paris-Levallois to open 2-0 advantage in the series. Paris-Levallois was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Chalon/Saor made 31-of-39 charity shots (79.5 percent) during the game, while Paris-Levallois only scored twelve points from the stripe. Paris-Levallois was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. American swingman Cameron Clark (201-91, college: Oklahoma) scored 19 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import point guard John Roberson (180-88, college: Texas Tech) chipped in 21 points and 4 assists (was perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line !!!) during the contest. The former international power forward Louis Labeyrie (209-92) responded with 18 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and the former international power forward Landing Sane (207-90) scored 18 points. Four Paris-Levallois players scored in double figures. Paris-Levallois' coach Frederic Fauthoux rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Chalon: J.Roberson 21+2reb+4ast, C.Clark 19+9reb+1ast, M.Fall 19+8reb, J.Nzeulie 9+5reb+5ast, A.Bouteille 8+2reb+1ast, E.Ibekwe 4
Paris-Levallois: L.Labeyrie 18+8reb+1ast, L.Sane 18+4reb+1ast, V.Poirier 11+8reb, L.Campbell 11+4reb+5ast, C.Eliezer-Vanerot 8+8reb+3ast, J.Rich 7+2reb+3ast
gschID: 547577


Strasbourg - ASVEL 73-74

ASVEL nipped Strasbourg on the road to step closer to ProA Finals. The guests trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 17-13 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great shooting night for ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. American-Serbian guard DeMarcus Nelson (193-85, college: Duke) saved the victory by scoring 18 points and 6 rebounds. International Charles Kahudi (199-86) contributed with 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American-FYR Macedonian Romeo Travis (201-84, college: Akron) replied with 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and American point guard Erving Walker (173-90, college: Florida, agency: Two Points) added 13 points and 4 assists in the effort for Strasbourg IG.
Top scorers:
ASVEL: D.Nelson 18+6reb+3ast, C.Kahudi 17+5reb+1ast, B.Sy 9+3reb, L.Jean-Charles 8+5reb+1ast, C.Ware 7+3reb+4ast, N.Lang 6+3reb+2ast
Strasbourg: R.Travis 14+9reb+4ast, E.Walker 13+1reb+4ast, A.Slaughter 13+1reb+1ast, M.Howard 9+1reb, M.Jaiteh 7+5reb+1ast, E.Murphy 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 547576





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Thomas Reuter Moves To The EN Baskets Schwelm - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Thomas Reuter (198-SF-92, college: E.Washington) will stay in the area and continue his basketball career with the EN Baskets Schwelm coming from Iserlohn. Reuter is a 25 year old 198cm forward that brings 6 BBL games experience with Phoenix Hagen to Schwelm and played 81 Pro B games with the Iserlohn Kangaroos the last three seasons. Last season he played 27 games: averaging 11.4ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.4apg, FGP: 48.7%, 3PT: 41.0%, FT: 83.1%. "A few years ago we went a way that is bound with the region in sport and business. But we don't forget where we come from. We are happy that another player that grew up playing in the Ennepe-Ruhr area has found there way to us", stated Iserlohn CEO Michael Kershold. Last season he scored in double figures in 18 games including a 20 point game in a win against Schalke and 20 points in a win against Recklingshausen.

Reuter began his basketball career with TuS Breckerfeld and then moved to BBV Hagen (Regionalliga) in 2006. He learned his early basketball trade there playing 4 seasons in the Regionalliga before making the jump to the Phoenix Hagen organization in 2010 where he remained ttwo seasons. There he also had a double license to play ith BSV Wulfen (ProB) where he played 45 games. "I am looking forward to the challenge in Schwelm. The new season will be exciting and I am sure that we will play a role in the Pro B. Now I am looking forward to the new surroundings and practicing in the new gym", stressed Thomas Reuter.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been German U16 National Team -07-08, German U18 National Team -09-10, Albert Schweitzer International Tournament in Mannheim (Unofficial World Championships U18) -10, German 2.Bundesliga Pro B (Group North) Regular Season Champion -11, 16, German NBBL All-Star Game -11, German 2.Bundesliga Pro B (Group South) Regular Season Champion -15, and German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Semifinals -15.

Source:EN Baskets Schwelm



Brandon Lockhart (I Feel Like I Can And I Definitely Want To Play In The Pro A) - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Brandon Lockhart (185-G-90, college: Drury) is a 26 year old 185cm guard from St Louis, Missouri that completed his third professional season and first with German team ScanPlus Baskets Elchingen (Germany-ProB) averaging 12,0ppg, 3,8rpg and 6,2apg. As a rookie he played for BK Levicki Patrioti (Slovakia-Extraliga) playing 34 games: Score-5 (16.7ppg), 3.8rpg, Assists-5 (4.3apg), Steals-1 (3.0spg), FGP: 50.2%, 3PT: 28.5%, FT: 78.9%. He played at Drury (NCAA2) from 2009-2013 and as a senior played 35 games averaging 12.5ppg, 3.9rpg, 6.1apg, 2.9spg, FGP: 50.9%, 3PT: 48.3%, FT: 77.1%. Last season he played for the Giants TSV 1861 Noerdlingen (Germany-ProB) playing 29 game averaging 16.8ppg, 4.1rpg, 5.7apg, 2.5spg, FGP: 49.6%, 3PT: 26.8%, FT: 81.1%He spoke to eurobasket at the end of the season.

Brandon thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. Congrats on a big season where you fell short in a do or die game in the semi-finals. How hard has it been digesting this season end since you were one win away from the Pro A?

It's always tough to digest a loss, even more so one that ends your season. But I've had some time to cope with it and will now just use it as motivation to prepare for next season.

You played a hard fought series against Wurzburg and went the distance against PS Karlsruhe as well. Do you feel like the Wurzburg series took a toll on the team going into the PS Karlsruhe series?

Wurzburg was a tough team, but I do not think that series had any effect on the PSK series because we had enough time to recover.

The 92-75 score in game three was a little deceiving as there wasn't much that separated the two teams in many statistical categories. What do you feel decided this series?

In the final game, the second quarter really was the turning point in the game. They came out with a ton of energy to build a big lead and from that point on, we were always just trying to get back in the game. Kudos to them because they never allowed us to make the game interesting.

PS Karlsruhe from my view had possibly the most athletic undersized front court in the Pro B south with your ex teammate Jordan Talbert, Orlando Parker and Bill Borekambi, but the last was injured and returned in game three and was little of a factor. Was their team chemistry and understanding of their roles one of the teams biggest strengths that got them to the Pro A?

I would say yes. Watching them play, it just seemed like everyone was almost always on the same page. Their players knew their roles and rarely did anything that would be a surprise to a teammate or their coach.

How proud are you of your ex teammate Jordan Talbert? What special words did you give him at the end of the game besides congrats my dude?

After the game, we really did not get to say too much because we both went our separate ways immediately. But in the final seconds, we shared a few words of praise to the other.

How proud are you of the success of the ScanPlus Baskets. The season goal was huge and the team came very far. How would you summarize the season and did the team exceed expectations?

It was a great season for us. Coming into the season, the goal was just to make the playoffs. So being one win away from moving to the Pro A should be a season that exceeded expectations.

You had stated very positive words for your teammate Taevaunn Prince who had a strong rookie season. You said he made further strides on the defensive end and also became more vocal. How do you feel did he grow as a player in the playoffs?

To come in as a rookie and be the leading scorer on a team filled with a bunch of individual talent just shows how high his ceiling can be. One thing I feel he learned the most is when he needed to be most aggressive. Some games, other players would really be going and he was very comfortable being a facilitator in those situations.

Which German player do you feel improved the most from the first day of training camp to the game 3 loss against PS Karlsruhe?

Adrian Didovic and Karlo Rozic. A lot of the success we had this season is because of the jump that Adrian made. He really was a really important player for us because of his versatility. Karlo didn't necessarily get the in game minutes. But I saw the changes in his game during practices.

What was your personal season highlight? Possibly your 26/8/7 game in the do or die game 2 win against PS Karlsruhe?

I think if I looked, I would possibly find some better statistical games. But since this game came with the season on the line, I think it was.

You told me in our last interview in February that ' I want to be the best Brandon Lockhart I can be when they arrive. Playoffs are when you want to be playing your best basketball. We've had a good season to date and don't want to waste it with a disappointing performance in the playoffs. Were you content with your playoffs and your game?

I'm sure there was a game or two that I was not pleased with, but I was happy with the playoff performances overall.

How content were you with your season? You didn't score as much simply because you had more scoring punch than with Nordlingen, but you carved your turnovers down and shot better from outside and increased your assist average?

I will always feel that there is room for improvement as long as I play this game. So I was happy that I was able to do all those things you mentioned but I still believe I can improve those areas and so many more.

What is the next step for Brandon Lockhart. You are much more than a good Pro B player. Do you feel like you can make the next step already next season possibly in the Pro A?

I feel like I can and I definitely want to.

After a very successful season with the ScanPlus Baskets, what summer plans do you have? Will you just hang out with the family and work on your game or take a trip somewhere?

I will do everything that you mentioned. I already have some trips planned with family and friends. Working out will probably start back up at the beginning of May for me.

On what things will you be specifically working on this summer on your game that will help continue you to progress as a professional player in your fourth season?

I will emphasize shooting more off the dribble, whether it be from a pick & roll or iso situation. Because getting to the rim and finishing above taller and more athletic players is not the easiest thing.

Now that the 2017 NCAA tournament is long over what do sports do you focus on now in the summer months?

Tennis! And of course the NBA playoffs.

Will we see any surprises in this years NBA playoffs and who do you have reaching the finals and winning it all?

The Celtics vs Bulls series got off to real surprising start but I believe the Celtics should close that out. I think some can be really interesting but no upsets. Warriors-Cavs finals with the Warriors winning.

Devin Booker recently hit the Boston Celtics with 70 points. Did it surprise you that he reached this feat before other big time NBA players?

Scoring 70 is the surprise because that's not something that happens everyday. I would not say that I expect him to score 70 but it doesn't surprise that he did it before other names because he is a highly gifted scorer. Also helps that his team recognized what was happening and kept finding ways to get him the ball in a good spot.

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

Their run was really special but hurt because they knocked my Blue Devils out. Them and Gonzaga playing in the title game were probably the stories of the tourney for me.

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

He has the physical tools to be a really talented player. I don't think what his dad says should have any effect on his game.

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

I think it's great that he focuses on defensive rebounds because it helps his team out. Most point guards aren't crashing the glass so he doesn't have to focus on boxing out. It also allows him to start the transition game much quicker, where he is almost impossible to stop.

What was the last movie that you saw?

Jason Bourne.

Thanks Brandon for the chat.



The Miles Basketball Minute: BBL Final Preview Brose Bamberg-EWE Baskets Oldenburg 3-1 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

With the shot clock winding down in game two and the EWE Baskets Oldenburg a wink of a blink starring at a possible 0-2 series hole and about to witness thousands of hearts gasping and coming to life bursting through each chest, it was Mr hustle and Mr 'I once hit a shot at Purdue sitting down' Chris Kramer that found Rickey 'Mr Oldenburg' Paulding the franchise's money ball wrapped up in the corner with as good as no place to go, but somehow firing away a last second desperation shot that took the game into OT totally changing the series and the rest is history. Nine days later the 2009 BBL champion weaseled their way back to another final disposing the season big surprise team ratiopharm Ulm and giving that whole organiazion another long summer to thin k of excuses why they can't win a championship and if they should bond with the Buffalo Bills for comfort who have lost 4 Super Bowls. Obviously the whole EWE Baskets Oldenburg club have to get credit for this season's playoff success, but two guys that really stand out are the two brothers from another mother Chris Kramer and Mr all and legend Rickey Paulding (196-F/G-82, college: Missouri) who had another standout series and were instrumental in their team being able to get by the favorites ratiopharm Ulm. One can marvel all you want about Kramer as he is all over the court and his defense pressure in game two also was vital for the team turning the series around, but the Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Lebron James all in one is Paulding. Even if this comparison is majorly exaggerated, but in Oldenburg the American from Detroit is in his own basketball universe where he stands above even these players in the hearts of fans there. Paulding not only had a solid series in upsetting Bayreuth, but was masterful in the ratiopharm Ulm series as in five games he averaged 22,0ppg, 3,0rpg, and 4,0 apg while shooting an amazing 49% from the parking lot. His leadership and Larry Bird type hot shooting was seen most in game two where he sprayed 28 points in the unforgettable comeback and 107-103 OT win and when it absolutely counted most in the do or die game 5 in the unfriendly atmosphere in Ulm where he nailed 27 points and drilled home 5/6 trey's and gave the word timely a new name as he made himself another step more immortal in Oldenburg. Paulding recently got his contract extended in Oldenburg until 2019, but before one wants to even dream about the next 2 years, fans in Oldenburg want to see Paulding and co bring a third title to Oldenburg. Those Larry Bird paralle's aren't so twisted in that Bird only won 3 NBA titles with the Boston Celtics and if the youth of fountain that Paulding is as his play seems to be getting better with age making that wine sweetest this season with his actions on the court, he will eclipse his 12 years in Oldenburg and hang on a 13th season down the road and then he will be even with Bird and 13 seasons wearing the same jersey.

Most of basketball Germany except Oldenburg had ratiopharm Ulm getting into the final in a sweep or four games, but losing in five games was something that even Ulm manager Thomas Stoll would never have imagined in his wildest dreams. Everything went to plan in game one as ratiopharm Ulm kept the home court advantage afloat as they won an offensive minded game 86-79. Ratiopharm Ulm wasn't denied shooting an astronomical 59% from outside nailing 16 three's as ex NBA player Chris Babb led the way with seven trey's. ratiopharm Ilm boasted six guys in double figures, while Oldenburg only had Paulding and Qvale combining for 45 points. Game two was the turning point of the series as the Oldenburg OT win indirectly broke the back of ratiopharm Ulm as instead of a commanding 2-0 lead were looking at an all open 1-1 series. This is a game that Oldenburg fans will remember in 30 years and being the club's greatest comeback winning 107-103. Even if it was a team effort the defense of Kramer in OT and big shots of Paulding gave Oldenburg more breathing room instead of a do or die game three in Ulm. Raymar Morgan's 27 points was a side note as Oldenburg had six players scoring in double figures. Everybody except in Oldenburg felt that ratiopharm ulm would make adjustments in game three and get back on the winning track, but instead were shocked in their own building 68-61 as suddenly ratiopharm Ulm not going back to Oldenburg with a match ball, but had their backs to the wall down 2-1. In game three both teams took a step back from closing an eye on the defensive end, but played more disciplined basketball as there was more at stake. The EWE Baskets Oldenburg did a superb job limiting Ulm's two star players Morgan/ Babb combined to 15 points and held the team to 4/19 from outside. Surprisingly ratiopharm Ulm was unable to take advantage of their 15/19 free throw shooting to the only 2/2 of Oldenburg, but they just couldn't muster any firepower or much from the bench as Oldenburg had 15 points from the bench and were led by Paulding's 19 points. In game four, ratiopharm Ulm continued the series of twists and turns not laying down and dying, but returning back to Oldenburg and turning the tables as they gave an impressive defensive performance winning 74-61 and forcing a game five at home. In game 4, ratiopharm Ulm got back to what they do best and that is shoot at a high percentage especially in the paint area and dropped nine three's. Morgan was back at his best dropping 18 points and the club kept Paulding to 12 points on 3/10 shooting. They also won the rebound and bench points battle getting 24. In game five, it was the EWE Baskets Oldenburg that jumped all over ratiopharm Ulm again in their building and it looked like they would coast home for the upset win, but Ulm staged a late comeback and made it very exciting, but Oldenburg held their nerves escaping with a 78-75 win as Qvale and Paulding free throws sealed it. Oldenburg had another stellar shooting day nailing12 three's while ratiopharm Ulm could muster only four. The home team did win the rebound battle 32-22, but their 15 turnovers to 8 of Oldenburg was vital. Paulding once again showed his immortality scoring 27 points for the winners while Franz Massenat gave stability with 15 points and Vladimir Mihailovic who had been injured came back in his third playoff game scoring 13 points. The big difference in this series was that the EWE Baskets Oldenburg could win twice on the road and proved not having more depth is nnecot essarily going to get you the win. Oldenburg did a better job of managing their resources and simply the unbeatable top characters of Paulding and Kramer were at another level carrying this team at all times of difficulty.

Brose Bamberg had a lot less difficulty getting by the all-mighty FC Bayern Munich sweeping them for the second straight playoff series and giving CEO Marko Pesic headaches and endless thoughts about how they will finally beat this dynasty team again? Like in game two of the ULM-Oldenburg series, game two in the Bamberg-Munich series decided the series as instead of making the series interesting, Germany's most famous team let it slip away in the Audi dome never recovering. In Game one, it was all Bamberg as they nailed 12 three's compared to Munich's pathetic 2/16 shooting from outside and coughed up the ball 17 times. Bamberg was led by their stellar guard rotation of Zisis, Causeur and Lo who combined for 41 points. The game two loss had to have broken the back of FC Bayern Munich, because it was their best game of the series and a game they should of won. The best part of Bamberg's game was their shooting as they shot at a high percentage, but FC Bayern Munich couldn't totally take advantage of their uncharachteristic 15 turnovers or their overwhelming 38-16 bench points. French man Fabian Causer led the comeback charge with 23 points. With FC Bayern down 2-0, they had to return back to Freak City and try to extend the series and send it back to Munich with a win, but instead they couldn't withstand the fierce defense that seems to be at even higher level at home losing 76-67. It was their outside shooting again what hurt FC Bayern Munich the most as they shot 3/21 while Bamberg shot well hitting nine three's and shot over 40% from the field. Once again it was the hot shooting Bamberg guards that made life most difficult for FC Bayern Munich as Causeur, Strelnieks and Zisis combined for 44 points. In this series, it was the FC Bayern Munich outside shooting that cost them game one and three as they combined for 5/37. Another down point was the superb guard play of Bamberg that FC Munich was never able to control as Fabian Causeur came back from a quiet Bonn series where he averaged 10ppg to leading the way in the Munich series averaging 18ppg. FC Bayern Munich just didn't get enough quality support from their players 1-12 while the more intact chemistry of Bamberg overpowered the Bavarian side.

In the 2017 EasyCredit BBL final you have the dynasty Bmaberg and against the sentimental favorite Oldenburg, but in the end in reality one has to remember and acknowledge that there are only so many basketball Gods around and somebody really would need to clone Rickey Paulding maybe not once, but twice to be on the safe side. This is no Warriors-Cavs type of match up, but moreover like a Warriors-Clippers or Cavs-Bucks encounter. Bamberg is the huge favorite going in while the EWE Baskets Oldenburg are a team involved in a Cinderella story with history having reality set in before midnight and no miracles happening after. Stats don't lie as in the regular season Brose Bamberg were the fourth best scoring team, best defensive team and sixth best rebounding team in the BBL this. While the EWE Baskets Oldenburg were the seventh best scoring and defensive team and 11th best rebounding team in the league. The gigantic advantage is the depth that Bamberg possess and that will do in Oldenburg in this series. Bamberg have players 1-12 that could start for Oldenburg and have the luxury of just subbing in players and just overpowering Oldenburg. The question is do the EWE Baskets Oldenburg have any energy left in their gas tanks. Starters Paulding, Kramer, Qvale and Massenat have been averaging 30 plus minutes in the playoffs and have to continue for their team to have any chance at all. It doesn't hep either that key American Vaughn Duggins isn't totally fit and has missed some playoff games. In the heart of Paulding and Kramer, they would go in the ring with Anthony Joshua today and with Mike Tyson back in the day and not think much of it and that is how they will approach each game against Bamberg, but the reality is it is almost impossible for this team to be able to withstand Bamberg in a 5 game series. One should never underestimate the very special basketball character of Paulding/Kramer that lives at their own level above all the rest in the BBL, but something would have to go very very wrong for Bamberg to lose this series as they won't be stupid enough to underestimate Oldenburg for even one second as they will be focused to get business done. Bamberg should sweep Oldenburg, but with all respect to Paulding/Kramer, the sentimental fan is hoping that they can win at least one game. The chance of the EWE Baskets Oldenburg miraculously getting by Brose Bamberg is about as likely as Paulding ex teammate at Missouri (NCAA) Jimmy Mckinney signing with EWE Baskets Oldenburg next season.




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Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Ken BROWN
  Koroivos
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 16.3
 1. Brown, Koroivos16.3 
 2. Cummings, Aris14.5 
 3. Barlow, Trikalla14.0 
 4. Starks, Koroivos13.6 
 5. Hall, Koroivos13.4 
 6. Gotcher, Koroivos12.9 
 7. Lojeski, Olympiacos12.6 
 8. Punter, Lavrio12.5 
 9. Robert, AGOR12.4 
 10. Milutinovic, Koroivos12.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Keith CLANTON
  PAOK
  (205-C/F-90)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Clanton, PAOK9.5 
 2. Biruta, Trikalla7.0 
 3. Evans, Lavrio6.9 
 4. Hall, Koroivos6.7 
 5. Fitzpatrick, AGOR6.7 
 6. Singleton, Panathin.6.3 
 7. Toutziarakis, Kymis6.2 
 8. Faye, Promitheas6.1 
 9. Milosevic, AEK A.6.0 
 10. Reddic, Kolossos HH5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Ken BROWN
  Koroivos
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Brown, Koroivos7.3 
 2. Spanoulis, Olympiacos5.8 
 3. Calathes, Panathin.5.5 
 4. Starks, Koroivos4.9 
 5. Talton, AGOR4.4 
 6. Hall, Kolossos HH4.1 
 7. Scott, Doxa L.4.1 
 8. Nixon, Lavrio4.0 
 9. El-Amin, Kymis3.9 
 10. Ukic, AEK Athens3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Shannon SCOTT
  Doxa L.
  (186-PG-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Scott, Doxa L.2.0 
 2. Hickey, Apollon .1.9 
 3. Brown, Koroivos1.8 
 4. Xanthopoulos, Aris1.8 
 5. Releford, Kolossos.1.6 
 6. Gotcher, Koroivos1.6 
 7. Jones, Promitheas1.4 
 8. Moore, Promitheas1.4 
 9. Singleton, Panathin.1.4 
 10. Barlow, Trikalla1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Jito KOK
  Lavrio
  (206-C-94)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Kok, Lavrio1.5 
 2. Clanton, PAOK1.1 
 3. Raines, Apollon .1.1 
 4. Orton, Kymis1.0 
 5. Kravic, AGOR1.0 
 6. Kavvadas, Aris1.0 
 7. Milutinov, Olympiacos0.9 
 8. Fitzpatrick, AGOR0.9 
 9. Birch, Olympiacos0.9 
 10. Reddic, Kolossos HH0.9 



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Bantrab and Villa Nueva post the latest victories - by Eurobasket News

Bantrab and Villa Nueva post the latest victories at the Liga Mayor Metropolitana. Bantrab overcame Millonarios 81-59 to take a 9-3 record, while Millonarios fell at 3-10. Villa Nueva meanwhile grabbed a 7-6 record beating GMS 79-71.
In another games Club Force rolled over TecnoRed 65-48, while Amatitlan edged La Villa 69-63. USAC did not play in the last round and still remains on top undefeated.



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Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie - by Igor Obradovic

Finals MVP: Chase Fieler
Player of the Year: Lance Jeter
Guard of the Year: Lance Jeter
Forward of the Year: Chase Fieler
Center of the Year: Charles Mitchell
Sixth Man of the Year: Ralf de Pagter
Import Player of the Year: Lance Jeter
Domestic Player of the Year: Dimeo van der Horst
Defensive Player of the Year: Stefan Wessels
Coach of the Year: Erik Braal

1st Team
Lance Jeter
Dimeo van der Horst
Chase Fieler
Thomas Koenis
Charles Mitchell

2nd Team
Rogier Janssen
Jordan Gregory
Jessey Voorn
Clayton Vette
Nick Oudendag

3rd Team
Jeroen van Vught
JT Tiller
Ralf de Pagter
Stefan Wessels
Denton Koon

Honorable Mention
Aaron Roye
Andrew Smith
Jonathan Michael Lee
Daviyon Draper
Olaf Schaftenaar

All-Domestic Players Team
Rogier Janssen
Dimeo van der Horst
Jessey Voorn
Thomas Koenis
Nick Oudendag

All-Imports Team
Lance Jeter
JT Tiller
Chase Fieler
Denton Koon
Charles Smith



South West Metro Pirates ink Daniel Kickert - by Hugh McAuliffe

South West Metro Pirates (QBL) agreed terms with experienced 34-year old Australian ex-international power forward Daniel Kickert (208-113kg-83, college: St.Mary's, CA). He is a dual citizen owning also Dutch passport. Kickert played last season at Bullets in the NBL. In 28 games he had 12.8ppg, 4.0rpg and 2.2apg. QBL will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Quite impressive season as he was named to Australiabasket.com All-Australian NBL 2nd Team.
Kickert's team won Australian NBL Regular Season in 2016. He was a member of Australian Senior National Team between 2004 and 2012.
Kickert is quite experienced player. He has played in five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Kickert has played previously professionally also in Italy (Libertas Liburnia), Poland (PGE Turow), Spain (Leche Rio Breogan, CB Canarias and Gran Canaria), Ukraine (Budivelnyk, Dnipro and Azovmash) and Australia (United and Australian Institute Sport).
He attended Saint Mary's College of California until 2006 and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season as a professional player.
Kickert could be described: He is a true post player who will thrive in the American collegiate system. provide a strong scoring prescence inside as well as contributing heavily in both defence and rebounding. Daniel is working extensively on increasing his size, strength and power in the gym and his offensive skills on the court.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HONG KONG  


Hong Kong National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Hong Kong National Team 2017
#s#
Yiting Li
Li
Ki Lee
Lee
Siu Wing Chan
Chan
Hoi To Lau
Lau
Shing Yee Fong
Fong
#e#5
4Tsai Choi Kwan 186-SF-95
5Li Yiting 177-PG-87 Jiangsu D. China
6Auyeung Wai Kong 185-G/F-89 Polyt Univ. Hong Kong
7Lee Ki 178-PG-87 Hong Kong ELL Hong Kong
8Chan Siu Wing 185-F-92 Hong Kong ELL Hong Kong
9Leung Shiu Wah 189-SF-94
10Lin Ho Chun 186-G-90 City Univ. Hong Kong
11Lau Hoi To 200-C-91
12Fong Shing Yee 190-F-83 Hong Kong ELL Hong Kong
13Wong Chun Wai 196-C-85 Winling Hong Kong
14Reid Duncan 206-C-89
15Chow Ka Kui 182-G-88


King On Hing Head Coach

Chiu Wing Leung Assistant



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  HUNGARY  

A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Andrija BOJIC
  Jaszberenyi
  (207-PF-93)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Bojic, Jaszberenyi21.3 
 2. Govens, Falco KC21.2 
 3. Kromah, Kormend19.9 
 4. Lilov, Szedeak19.1 
 5. Vojvoda, Szolnok19.0 
 6. Frazier, Kaposvari17.4 
 7. Pacher, Vasas17.4 
 8. Ubilla, ZTE K.17.4 
 9. Johnson, Sopron KC17.0 
 10. Djerasimovic, KTE-D.16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matt TIBY
  Atomeromu
  (203-F/C-92)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Tiby, Atomeromu8.8 
 2. Sejfic, PVSK P.8.4 
 3. Hendlein, Kaposvari8.2 
 4. Pacher, Vasas8.1 
 5. Sihota, MAFC7.9 
 6. Bojic, Jaszberenyi7.9 
 7. Watkins, Atomeromu7.8 
 8. Szabo, ZTE K.7.8 
 9. Lorant, Alba7.3 
 10. Wright, Vasas7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Marko BOLTIC
  Szedeak
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Boltic, Szedeak8.1 
 2. Ubilla, ZTE K.8.0 
 3. Battle, Atomeromu7.7 
 4. Taylor, Vasas7.5 
 5. Govens, Falco KC6.3 
 6. Wisseh, Kaposvari6.2 
 7. Smith, MAFC6.1 
 8. Nelson, PVSK P.6.0 
 9. Johnson, Sopron KC5.8 
 10. Petty, Kormend5.6 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Sopron KC
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Johnson, Sopron KC2.6 
 2. Arrington, Jaszbere.2.3 
 3. Boltic, Szedeak2.1 
 4. Stamenkovic, Jaszbere.2.1 
 5. Petty, Kormend2.0 
 6. Kromah, Kormend1.9 
 7. Smith, MAFC1.9 
 8. Pongo, KTE-Duna1.8 
 9. Frazier, Kaposvari1.6 
 10. Lilov, Szedeak1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Malik COOKE
  Kaposvari
  (201-F-89)
  Avg: 1
 1. Cooke, Kaposvari1.0 
 2. Keller, Alba0.9 
 3. Hendlein, Kaposvari0.9 
 4. Zigeranovic, Falco K.0.8 
 5. Benke, ZTE K.0.8 
 6. Juhos, Szedeak0.8 
 7. Wright, Vasas0.8 
 8. Ivosev, KTE-Duna0.7 
 9. Andric, Szolnok0.7 
 10. Farr, Alba0.6 


A Division Round 4 of Semifinals. Alba advance into Finals - by Eurobasket News

ZTE KK - Alba 74-79

Alba outgunned ZTE KK on the road to secure Finals birth. The guests trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 20-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Alba made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Winston Shepard (203-93, college: San Diego St., agency: Diamond Sports) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 8 rebounds. Ghanian guard Alhaji Mohammed (192-81, college: Louisville, agency: Three Eye Sports) contributed with 15 points and 4 assists for the winners. Five Alba players scored in double figures. American guard Julian Norfleet (188-91, college: Mt.St.Mary's) replied with 22 points and 7 rebounds and Lithuanian center Adomas Drungilas (203-90) added 17 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for ZTE KK.
Top scorers:
ZTE KK: J.Norfleet 22+7reb+2ast, A.Drungilas 17+6reb+2ast, E.Ubilla 11+3reb+11ast, M.Mohacsi 8+7reb, Z.Szabo 7+3reb, S.Benke 7+6reb+1ast
Alba: W.Shepard 17+8reb+3ast, J.Edwards 16+3reb+1ast, A.Mohammed 15+2reb+4ast, B.Taylor 13+1reb+2ast, A.Keller 10+6reb+1ast, P.Lorant 4+7reb+4ast
gschID: 547607





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Grindavik keeps Jonsson for another season - by Eurobasket News

U.M.F. Grindavik (Dominos League) re-signed 22-year old guard Dagur Jonsson (185-75kg-95, college: St.Francis, NY). He was a team leader there last season. In 30 Dominos League games he averaged impressive 16.5ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.6apg. Jonsson helped them to make it to the final.
He just graduated from St. Francis College (NY) and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Jonsson received Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League 3rd Team award in 2015 at his college time.
Jonsson represented Iceland at the European Championships U18 Division B in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) five years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 2.4ppg.
Jonsson has played previously for Stjarnan.

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Thor AK Akureyri lands Palmi Jonsson - by Eurobasket News

Thor AK Akureyri (Dominos League) tabbed 24-year old forward Palmi Jonsson (196-93) from Tindastoll. In 16 Dominos League games he averaged 3.2ppg and 1.3rpg last season.
Jonsson's team made it to the D1 Playoff Semifinals in 2014.
He has played previously for two other teams: Breidablik and IR Reykjavik.

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Alessandro Gentile leaves Hapoel Jerusalem - by Eurobasket News

25-year old Italian international swingman Alessandro Gentile (200-G/F-92) left Hapoel Jerusalem (Winner League). He played there also last season. In 8 games in Israel he averaged 4.3ppg and 2.0rpg.
Gentile managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). Gentile also played that season for Panathinaikos in Greek A1 where in 8 games he had 5.8ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.6apg. He helped them to win the cup. The other team Gentile played shortly was Armani Milano in Italian Serie A. In 6 games he recorded 9.5ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.2apg and 1.3spg.
Three years ago he was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) in second round (53rd overall). Gentile's team won Italian Supercup.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA 1st Team award in 2015 and 2016.
Gentile has been also a member of Italian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Italian senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Gentile also represented Italy at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: Score-5 (16.8ppg), 4.8rpg, 3.3apg, FGP: 50.6%, 3PT: 36.0%, FT: 82.9%.
Gentile has played previously for another Italian team Benetton Treviso.
His game is described as: A player with great versatility, whose future is probably at the SG position. Knows yet how to score and has great personality, needs to improve his defensive skills.

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Hapoel Tel Aviv to sign deal with Danny Franco - by Eurobasket News

Hapoel Tel-Aviv (Winner League) have reportedly agreed on terms of contract with 44-year old coach Danny Franco (agency: Avi Zilberman) from Hapoel Jerusalem. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. A very impressive season as he was named as the Head Coach at the Israeli League All-Star Game.
Franco won Israeli Premier League championship title in 2015.
He was coaching Israeli U18 National Team between 2008 and 2010, and coached also U16 National Team between 2000 and 2007.
Franco has coached previously three other teams: Ironi Ramat Gan, GreenTops Netanya and Maccabi Haifa.

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Stats Leaders - SerieA

Points Per Game
 Marcus LANDRY
  Brescia
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Landry, Brescia19.6 
 2. Sosa, JuveCaserta19.3 
 3. Jones, VL Pesaro19.2 
 4. Johnson, AV Cantu19.0 
 5. MBaye, Enel B.17.7 
 6. Ragland, Scandone.17.7 
 7. Johnson, Openjobm.17.6 
 8. Aradori, Grissin .15.9 
 9. Logan, Scandone AV15.6 
 10. White, Auxilium TO15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 O.D. ANOSIKE
  Openjobm.
  (203-F/C-91)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Anosike, Openjobm.11.1 
 2. Jones, VL Pesaro10.1 
 3. Watt, JuveCaserta9.0 
 4. Washington, Auxilium.8.6 
 5. White, Auxilium TO8.0 
 6. Johnson, AV Cantu7.2 
 7. Nnoko, VL Pesaro7.1 
 8. Lawal, Banco d.7.0 
 9. Fesenko, Scandone.7.0 
 10. Thomas, Vanoli CR7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Luca VITALI
  Brescia
  (201-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Vitali, Brescia7.1 
 2. Sosa, JuveCaserta5.9 
 3. Wright, Auxilium.5.5 
 4. Maynor, Openjobm.5.5 
 5. Dowdell, AV Cantu5.4 
 6. Moore, The F.5.4 
 7. Ragland, Scandone.5.2 
 8. Craft, Dolomiti.4.8 
 9. Holloway, Vanoli C.4.4 
 10. Green, Scandone AV4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Aaron CRAFT
  Dolomiti.
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Craft, Dolomiti.2.3 
 2. Sutton, Dolomiti.1.8 
 3. Green, Scandone AV1.7 
 4. Moss, Brescia1.7 
 5. Goss, Enel Brindisi1.5 
 6. Forray, Dolomiti.1.5 
 7. Jones, VL Pesaro1.5 
 8. Bostic, JuveCaserta1.5 
 9. Needham, Grissin .1.5 
 10. Scott, Enel Brindisi1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Norvel PELLE
  Openjobm.
  (208-F-93)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Pelle, Openjobm.2.1 
 2. Cervi, Grissin .1.9 
 3. Watt, JuveCaserta1.8 
 4. Johnson, AV Cantu1.4 
 5. Putney, JuveCaserta1.2 
 6. Lawal, Banco d.1.2 
 7. Berggren, Brescia1.1 
 8. Fesenko, Scandone.1.1 
 9. Thomas, Vanoli CR1.1 
 10. Biligha, Vanoli CR1.1 


Stats Leaders - Lega2

Points Per Game
 Dwayne DAVIS
  Jesi
  (196-F-89)
  Avg: 24.1
 1. Davis, Jesi24.1 
 2. Smith, Roseto23.6 
 3. Golden, Chieti22.7 
 4. Sims, Rieti20.2 
 5. Ferguson, Angelico.20.1 
 6. Bowers, Bondi F.20.0 
 7. Brown, Roma Virtus19.9 
 8. Harrell, Mens S.19.3 
 9. Cosey, Tortona18.8 
 10. Lawson, Virtus B.18.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mike HALL
  Angelico Biella
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Hall, Angelico Biella12.8 
 2. Reynolds, Recanati12.2 
 3. Radic, Viola RC11.4 
 4. Mosley, Legnano9.5 
 5. Mortellaro, Chieti9.5 
 6. Smith, Ravenna9.3 
 7. Easley, Eurobask.9.2 
 8. Poletti, Latina B.9.1 
 9. Jones, Piacenza9.0 
 10. Perry, Treviso .9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Yuval NAIMY
  Scafati
  (188-PG-85)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Naimy, Scafati7.5 
 2. Moreno, Bondi F.6.2 
 3. Bowers, Jesi6.1 
 4. Fantinelli, Treviso .5.8 
 5. Piazza, Agrigento5.1 
 6. Deloach, Eurobask.5.0 
 7. Zanelli, Rieti4.6 
 8. Golden, Chieti4.5 
 9. Roderick, Bondi F.4.5 
 10. Sollazzo, Treviglio4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Javonte GREEN
  Alma T.
  (193-G-93)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Green, Alma T.2.5 
 2. Hasbrouck, Piacenza2.0 
 3. Bowers, Jesi1.9 
 4. Brown, Roma Virtus1.9 
 5. Fanti, Eurobask.1.8 
 6. Okoye, Udine APU1.8 
 7. Spissu, Virtus B.1.8 
 8. Crockett, Unieuro .1.7 
 9. Smith, Ravenna1.7 
 10. Legion, Viola RC1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Taylor SMITH
  Ravenna
  (199-F/C-91)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Smith, Ravenna2.3 
 2. Mosley, Legnano2.1 
 3. Pellegrino, Bondi F.1.8 
 4. Reynolds, Recanati1.7 
 5. Bowers, Bondi F.1.4 
 6. Parks, Alma T.1.3 
 7. Ancellotti, Treviso .1.2 
 8. Daniels, Mantova1.1 
 9. Easley, Eurobask.1.0 
 10. Arledge, Latina B.1.0 


Serie A2 Round 3 of Semifinals. Virtus Bologna are the first finalists - by Eurobasket News

F.Kontatto BO - Alma Trieste 76-60

F.Kontatto Bologna topped visiting Trieste to narrow the deficit in the series. F.Kontatto BO made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. F.Kontatto BO outrebounded Alma Trieste 41-24 including a 31-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great evening for American forward Justin Knox (205-89, college: N.Carolina, agency: Two Points) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). American-Jordanian guard Alex Legion (195-88, college: FIU, agency: Octagon Europe) helped adding 17 points and 8 rebounds. Knox is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five F.Kontatto BO players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was point guard Roberto Prandin (188-86, agency: Two Points) with 12 points and American guard Javonte Green (193-93, college: Radford, agency: Duran International) scored 9 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Alma Trieste: R.Prandin 12+2reb+2ast, L.Baldasso 11+2reb, J.Green 9+4reb+1ast, J.Parks 8+4reb+2ast, M.Da Ros 6+5reb+2ast, D.Cavaliero 5+1reb+2ast
F.Kontatto BO: J.Knox 18+13reb, A.Legion 17+8reb+1ast, D.Cinciarini 15+1reb, S.Mancinelli 11+5reb+2ast, M.Ruzzier 10+1reb+7ast, L.Candi 3+4reb+2ast
gschID: 547408


Ravenna - Virtus Bologna 57-77

Virtus Bologna outgunned Ravenna on the road to sweep the semifinal series. Virtus Bologna outrebounded Ravenna 39-20 including a 17-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was an exceptional evening for American center Kenny Lawson (207-88, college: Creighton) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 13 rebounds. The former international swingman Guido Rosselli (198-83) accounted for 7 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side. Four Virtus Bologna players scored in double figures. Guard Matteo Tambone (192-94) came up with 13 points and 6 rebounds and American power forward Taylor Smith (199-91, college: SF Austin) added 12 points respectively for Ravenna in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Ravenna: M.Tambone 13+6reb+1ast, T.Smith 12+3reb, D.Marks 9+2reb, G.Sabatini 9+3reb, S.Masciadri 4+1ast, A.Raschi 4+2reb+1ast
Virtus Bologna: K.Lawson 27+13reb, M.Umeh 12+4ast, K.Ndoja 10+8reb+1ast, S.Gentile 10+5reb+1ast, G.Rosselli 7+8reb+4ast, M.Spissu 6+1reb+4ast
gschID: 547407





Serie A Round 5 of Semi-Finals. Trento secure Finals birth - by Eurobasket News

Umana VE - Scandone AV 78-66

Umana Venezia beat visiting Scandone Avellino to take 3-2 lead in the series. It looked good early as Scandone AV took a 3-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Umana Venezia had a 23-6 second period charge getting the lead and Scandone AV was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 66-78. Umana Venezia dominated on the defensive end, holding Scandone AV to just 6 points in second quarter. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Uruguayan-Spanish power forward Esteban Batista (208-83, agency: Duran International) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds. Croatian forward Hrvoje Peric (203-85) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Four Umana Venezia players scored in double figures. American-Liberian point guard Joe Ragland (182-89, college: Wichita St.) answered with 14 points and 5 assists and American-Polish guard David Logan (185-82, college: Indianapolis) added 11 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Scandone AV. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Umana VE: E.Batista 18+10reb, H.Peric 18+4reb+2ast, M.Bramos 11+6reb+2ast, A.Filloy 10+1reb+6ast, M.Ejim 8+5reb, S.Tonut 5+1reb+1ast
Scandone AV: J.Ragland 14+2reb+5ast, D.Logan 11+5reb+1ast, A.Thomas 11+4reb+1ast, K.Fesenko 10+1reb, A.Zerini 8+3reb+1ast, M.Green 6+2reb+3ast
gschID: 547733


EA7 Armani - Dolomiti En. TR 82-102

Trento smashed EA7 Armani on the road to seal their Serie A Finals appearance. The game was mostly controlled by Dolomiti En. TR. Armani Milano managed to win second period 23-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Dolomiti En. TR shot 23 for 35 from the free-throw line, while Armani Milano only scored six points from the stripe. 28 personal fouls committed by Armani Milano helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American swingman Dominique Sutton (198-86, college: N.C.Central) who scored 26 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. His fellow American import guard Aaron Craft (188-91, college: Ohio St.) chipped in 14 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Four Dolomiti En. TR players scored in double figures. American swingman Rakim Sanders (193-89, college: Fairfield) produced 25 points and international point guard Andrea Cinciarini (193-86) added 8 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Dolomiti En. TR: D.Sutton 26+6reb+4ast, S.Shields 17+1reb+1ast, D.Hogue 17+6reb, D.Flaccadori 14+1reb+2ast, A.Craft 14+5reb+7ast, A.Forray 9+6reb+3ast
EA7 Armani: R.Sanders 25+4reb+2ast, A.Abass 12+3reb+1ast, K.Tarczewski 11+4reb, A.Cinciarini 8+6reb+4ast, J.McLean 7+2reb+1ast, B.Cerella 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 547732





Alessandro Gentile leaves Hapoel Jerusalem - by Eurobasket News

25-year old Italian international swingman Alessandro Gentile (200-G/F-92) left Hapoel Jerusalem (Winner League). He played there also last season. In 8 games in Israel he averaged 4.3ppg and 2.0rpg.
Gentile managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). Gentile also played that season for Panathinaikos in Greek A1 where in 8 games he had 5.8ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.6apg. He helped them to win the cup. The other team Gentile played shortly was Armani Milano in Italian Serie A. In 6 games he recorded 9.5ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.2apg and 1.3spg.
Three years ago he was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) in second round (53rd overall). Gentile's team won Italian Supercup.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA 1st Team award in 2015 and 2016.
Gentile has been also a member of Italian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Italian senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Gentile also represented Italy at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: Score-5 (16.8ppg), 4.8rpg, 3.3apg, FGP: 50.6%, 3PT: 36.0%, FT: 82.9%.
Gentile has played previously for another Italian team Benetton Treviso.
His game is described as: A player with great versatility, whose future is probably at the SG position. Knows yet how to score and has great personality, needs to improve his defensive skills.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Mattia Franzoni signs at Iseo - by Eurobasket News

Serie B newcomer Argomm Basket Iseo landed 24-year old forward Mattia Franzoni (195-93). He played most recently at Impresa edile Cittadini Sarezzo in the Serie C Silver.
The previous (14-15) season Franzoni played at Pallacanestro Alto Sebino Volpino (Serie A2) where in 10 games he averaged 4.1ppg and 2.3rpg.
He has played previously for Treviglio.

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Montegrano, Napoli Cuore, Orzinuovi GaGa and Bergamo enter Serie B Final Four - by Eurobasket News

Campli - Montegrano 63-75

Montegrano swept Campli following a road win in Game 3. It was a quality performance for naturalized Argentinian center Marcelo Dip (205-84, agency: Players Group) who led the winners and scored 14 points and 8 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Swingman Nelson Rizzitiello (198-84) accounted for 18 points for the winning side. Point guard Riccardo Bottioni (190-93) came up with 15 points and 4 assists and forward Bruno Duranti (197-93) added 10 points respectively for Campli in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Campli: R.Bottioni 15+3reb+4ast, O.Petrazzuoli 12+1reb, B.Duranti 10+2reb+2ast, M.Norbedo 9+1reb, A.Serafini 9+2reb, R.Ponziani 6+6reb+1ast
Montegrano: N.Rizzitiello 18+3reb, M.Dip 14+8reb+1ast, G.Broglia 14+4reb, E.Rivali 8+4reb+4ast, O.Gueye 6+1reb+2ast, V.Di Viccaro 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 547523


Palestrina - Napoli Cuore 79-83

Napoli Cuore fired past Palestrina to advance into Serie B Final Four. Napoli Cuore made 22-of-26 charity shots (84.6 percent) during the game. Palestrina was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for Bosnian-Serbian power forward Njegos Visnjic (200-79) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 14 rebounds. Serbian forward Stefan Nikolic (203-97) contributed with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) for the winners. Forward Riccardo Pederzini (198-89, agency: Players Group) answered with 21 points and point guard Luca Montanari (181-92) added 12 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Palestrina. Four Palestrina players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Palestrina: R.Pederzini 21+4reb+3ast, M.Drigo 12+2reb, L.Montanari 12+6reb+2ast, G.Rossi 11+2reb+1ast, D.Serino 7+8reb+3ast, D.Brenda 6+1reb
Napoli Cuore: S.Nikolic 22+5reb+4ast, N.Visnjic 20+14reb+1ast, R.Maggio 13+5reb+5ast, M.Mastroianni 7, D.Marzaioli 6+1reb+1ast, A.Barsanti 6+2reb+3ast
gschID: 547522


Omegna - Orzinuovi GaGa 67-74

Orzinuovi GaGa topped Omegna to sweep the series. It was a great evening for guard Antonio Ruggiero (190-81, agency: SPORTlab Agency) who led his team to a victory scoring 16 points and 7 rebounds. The former international Rodolfo Valenti (198-80) helped adding 11 points and 9 rebounds. Four Orzinuovi GaGa players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was guard Giacomo Gurini (191-84) with 16 points and forward Marco Arrigoni (199-91) scored 8 points and 10 rebounds. Omegna's coach Filippo Faina rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Omegna: G.Gurini 16+4reb+1ast, D.Perez 11+1reb+1ast, M.Arrigoni 8+10reb+1ast, D.Corral 8+3reb, G.Gasparin 8+3reb+4ast, F.Villa 8+3reb
Orzinuovi GaGa: A.Ruggiero 16+7reb+2ast, R.Valenti 11+9reb+1ast, G.Piunti 11+4reb, M.Toure 10+3reb+1ast, A.Scanzi 9+4ast, C.Cantone 8+1reb+2ast
gschID: 547521


Bergamo - Cento 70-68

Bergamo held off Cento to secure Final Four birth. The best player for the winners was power forward Rei Pullazi (203-93) who had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Niccolo Cazzolato (194-89) chipped in a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was naturalized Argentinian guard Adrian Chiera (190-94, agency: Interperformances) who recorded 19 points and 8 rebounds and forward Lorenzo DAlessandro (198-96, agency: Octagon Europe) added 10 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Four Cento players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Cento: A.Chiera 19+8reb+2ast, D.Andreaus 11+4reb+4ast, M.Benfatto 11+6reb+1ast, L.D'Alessandro 10+8reb+3ast, M.Caroldi 9+2reb+3ast, L.Pignatti 6+5reb+2ast
Bergamo: R.Pullazi 17+10reb, M.Planezio 11+5reb+2ast, N.Cazzolato 10+10reb+2ast, D.Lauwers 9+2reb+1ast, S.Berti 9+4reb+3ast, A.Panni 8+3reb+10ast
gschID: 547520





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  JAMAICA  


Jaguars, Saints register wins in Elite Basketball League - by Eurobasket News

Former champions Granville Jaguars and Holland Saints scored contrasting wins on Tuesday as they edged closer to leaders and defending champions Catherine Hall All-Stars in the Western Basketball Association iCool/iDrade Elite Basketball League.In games at the Montego Bay Cricket Club, Granville Jaguars beat MoBay Hoopers 72-48 to improve to 22 points, two behind Catherine Hall, while Holland Saints edged Inner-city Avalanche 47-46 and moved to 19 points in third place. Hoopers remained in fourth place on 17 points, one point and one place better than Avalanche. Another double-header will be played today at the Montego Bay Cricket Club, starting at 6:15 pm, with Lucea Flames taking on Cricket Club Knights and Muschett Falcons and Catherine Hall All-Stars. On Tuesday Saints led 11-9 and 24-17 after the first two quarters, but Avalanche exploded for 16 points in the third quarter to tie up the scores at 33-33 going into the final period. Led by a game-high 25 points and 19 rebounds by Shavaughn Reid, Holland got the better of the St James club in the final quarter as player/coach Ricardo Brooks chipped in with nine points and 12 rebounds. Fabian Julian also had a double-double for Avalanche with 19 points and 13 rebounds, Dovial Smith scored eight points and had two rebounds, while Damian Smith scored seven points and had 17 rebounds.
In the second game, national representative Dave Black scored 25 points to lead Granville Jaguars to a comfortable 24 points win, leading from the very start. Leroy Lawrence scored 12 points and had 12 rebounds as well for Granville, who led 20-13, 32-18 and 46-25 after the first three quarters. Rayon Gardiner had 10 points and 16 rebounds for Hoopers, while Mikhail Smith scored eight points and had 14 rebounds.
Courtesy of: jamaicaobserver.com



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  JAPAN  


Japanese National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Yuki Togashi
Togashi
Makoto Hiejima
Hiejima
Yudai Baba
Baba
Daiki Tanaka
Tanaka
Ryumo Ono
Ono
#e#5
0Ryoma Hashimoto 178-G-88 SeaHorses Japan
2Yuki Togashi 170-PG-93 Chiba Jets Japan
6Makoto Hiejima 190-G/F-90 SeaHorses Japan
8Atsuya Ota 206-C-84 San-en Japan
10Kosuke Takeuchi 206-C/F-85 Tochigi Brex Japan
15Joji Takeuchi 207-F/C-85 Toyota Alvark Japan
18Yudai Baba 193-SF-95
24Daiki Tanaka 191-F-91 Toyota Alvark Japan
34Ryumo Ono 197-F/C-88 Chiba Jets Japan
35Ira Brown 193-F-82 Hitachi SR Japan
43Yuya Nagayoshi 199-C-91 Toshiba BT Japan
88Tenketsu Harimoto 198-C/F-92 Nagoya DD Japan


Luka Pavicevic Head Coach

Norio Sassa Assistant



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  LEBANON  


Champville keeps Farhat for another season - by Eurobasket News

Champville (Pepsi LBL) re-signed American point guard Ali Farhat (183-73kg, college: Mich.-Dearborn). He played there last season. In 21 Pepsi LBL games he averaged 5.3ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.1apg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Asia-Basket.com All-Lebanese League Newcomer of the Year.
Farhat's team made it to the MAC Tournament Semifinals in 2014.
He graduated from University of Michigan-Dearborn in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  LITHUANIA  

Stats Leaders - LKL

Points Per Game
 David LOGAN
  Lietuvos.
  (185-G-82)
  Avg: 15.6
 1. Logan, Lietuvos.15.6 
 2. Delininkaiti., Vytau.13.8 
 3. Baron, Lietuvos.13.7 
 4. Diggs, Juventus13.2 
 5. Lavrinovic, Lietkabe.12.9 
 6. Low, P.Zvaigzdes12.7 
 7. Sulskis, Juventus12.6 
 8. Olisevicius, P.Zvaigz.12.5 
 9. Cepukaitis, Juven.12.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Julius KAZAKAUSKAS
  Dzuki.
  (197-F-90)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Kazakauskas, Dzuki.7.8 
 2. Guscikas, Dzukija7.7 
 3. Gordon, Lietuvos.7.1 
 4. Gudaitis, Lietuvos.6.8 
 5. Cepukaitis, Juven.6.7 
 6. Smiljanic, Nevezis5.9 
 7. Echodas, Siauliai5.9 
 8. Grant, Neptunas5.6 
 9. Lekunas, Siauliai5.4 
 10. Korenyuk, Siauliai5.3 
Assists Per Game
 Toni PROSTRAN
  Nevezis
  (182-G-91)
  Avg: 7
 1. Prostran, Nevezis7.0 
 2. Low, P.Zvaigzdes6.1 
 3. Sabeckis, Siauliai5.9 
 4. Drew II, Neptunas5.6 
 5. Diggs, Juventus5.2 
 6. Williams, Lietkabelis4.4 
 7. Hernandez, Dzukija4.2 
 8. Westermann, Zalgiris3.9 
 9. Pangos, Zalgiris3.9 
 10. Lekavicius, Zalgiris3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Donatas SABECKIS
  Siauliai
  (197-F-92)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Sabeckis, Siauliai1.7 
 2. Diggs, Juventus1.5 
 3. Lukauskis, Lietkabe.1.5 
 4. Giedraitis, Lietuvos.1.5 
 5. Love-Roberts, Nevez.1.5 
 6. Lipkevicius, Vytautas1.5 
 7. Low, P.Zvaigzdes1.4 
 8. Williams, Lietkabelis1.4 
 9. Delininkaiti., Vytau.1.4 
 10. Lofton, Neptunas1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Andriy AGAFONOV
  P.Zvaigz.
  (208-PF-86)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Agafonov, P.Zvaigz.1.2 
 2. Gudaitis, Lietuvos.1.2 
 3. Galdikas, Juventus1.2 
 4. Balashov, P.Zvaigz.1.0 
 5. Cepukaitis, Juven.0.9 
 6. Guscikas, Dzukija0.8 
 7. Kulvietis, Vytautas0.8 
 8. Lima, Zalgiris0.8 
 9. Lavrinovic, Lietkabe.0.8 
 10. Lapeta, Lietuvos.0.7 


LKL Round 3 of Finals. Zalgiris claim second victory - by Eurobasket News

FINAL
Zalgiris - Lietkabelis 97-58

Zalgiris thumped Lietkabelis to gain 2-1 lead. The game without a history. Zalgiris led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to Lietkabelis' 22. Zalgiris forced 20 Lietkabelis turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Lietkabelis was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for the former international Paulius Jankunas (205-84) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). International point guard Lukas Lekavicius (180-94) helped adding 12 points and 5 assists. Four Zalgiris players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was guard Gintaras Leonavicius (194-83, agency: Players Group) with 14 points and power forward Simas Galdikas (204-87) scored 8 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Zalgiris: P.Jankunas 19+5reb+3ast, A.Kavaliauskas 14+2reb, B.Motum 13+1reb+1ast, R.Seibutis 12+2reb, L.Lekavicius 12+2reb+5ast, K.Pangos 7+1reb+6ast
Lietkabelis: G.Leonavicius 14+2reb, S.Galdikas 8+2reb+3ast, Z.Janavicius 7+5ast, D.Tarolis 6+2reb, M.Lukauskis 6+3ast, D.Lavrinovic 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 547572

3-4 Place
Neptunas - Lietuvos rytas 83-70

Neptunas beat Lietuvos Rytas to even the consolation finals series. The game was mostly controlled by Neptunas. Lietuvos rytas managed to win fourth quarter 21-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Neptunas shot the lights out from three sinking 15 long-distance shots on high 55.6 percentage. It was a good game for Arnas Butkevicius (197-92) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 14 rebounds, 6 assists and 6 steals. The former international guard Mindaugas Girdziunas (188-89) contributed with 22 points and 4 assists for the winners. Four Neptunas players scored in double figures. Neptunas' coach Dainius Adomaitis used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international forward Deividas Gailius (200-88) answered with 21 points and 5 rebounds and international power forward Arturas Gudaitis (211-93) added 13 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Lietuvos rytas.
Top scorers:
Neptunas: M.Girdziunas 22+3reb+4ast, C.Lofton 17+2reb+3ast, A.Butkevicius 15+14reb+6ast, A.Siksnius 10+2reb+1ast, D.Ewing 7+1reb+2ast, J.Grant 6+3reb+1ast
Lietuvos rytas: D.Gailius 21+5reb+2ast, A.Gudaitis 13+11reb, M.Normantas 10+2reb+6ast, J.Baron 9+3reb+5ast, R.Giedraitis 5+1reb+4ast, A.Lapeta 5+1reb



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  MACAU  


Macau National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Kam Chi Un
Un
Hip Meng Lo
Lo
Ka Tong Lai
Lai
Fong Iam Hoi
Hoi
Ka Kin Iong
Iong
#e#5
4Man Lok Chan 96
5Wang Ip Wu 97
6Man Io Tang 97
8Kam Chi Un 200-C-93
9Hip Meng Lo 185-SF-93
10Ka Tong Lai 189-C-95
11Fong Iam Hoi 97
12Wai Seng Chan 98
13Teng Long 93
14Ka Kin Iong 170-PG-87




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  MEXICO  

CIBACOPA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Travis FRANKLIN
  Guasave
  (200-F-88)
  Avg: 25.8
 1. Franklin, Guasave25.8 
 2. Yeager, Guasave25.7 
 3. Forte, Los Mochis25.4 
 4. Rice-Jr, Obregon23.6 
 5. Crawford, Culiacan21.6 
 6. Samarco, Durango21.3 
 7. Spurlock, Hermosillo21.2 
 8. Glover, Obregon20.9 
 9. Ammons, Navolato20.5 
 10. Tucker, Mazatlan20.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cameron FORTE
  Los Mochis
  (201-F-93)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Forte, Los Mochis12.2 
 2. Ammons, Navolato10.3 
 3. Glover, Obregon10.2 
 4. Gibson, Tijuana9.2 
 5. Little, Hermosillo8.8 
 6. Puckett, Culiacan8.8 
 7. West, Guaymas8.4 
 8. Murphy, Los Mochis7.9 
 9. Rice-Jr, Obregon7.4 
 10. Smith, Durango7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jordon CRAWFORD
  Durango
  (168-PG-)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Crawford, Durango5.9 
 2. Mitchell, Navolato5.8 
 3. Rice-Jr, Obregon5.2 
 4. Yeager, Guasave5.2 
 5. Murphy, Los Mochis5.0 
 6. Perez, Hermosillo5.0 
 7. Monreal, Hermosillo5.0 
 8. Crawford, Culiacan4.9 
 9. Howard, Mazatlan4.8 
 10. Morrison, Tijuana4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Jeff EARLY
  Los Mochis
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Early, Los Mochis2.5 
 2. Murphy, Los Mochis2.2 
 3. Rice-Jr, Obregon2.1 
 4. Crawford, Durango1.6 
 5. Morrison, Tijuana1.5 
 6. Casillas, Mazatlan1.4 
 7. Crawford, Culiacan1.4 
 8. Motley, Los Mochis1.4 
 9. Maxwell, Culiacan1.3 
 10. Newby, Los Mochis1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane HEYWARD
  Guaymas
  (200-F-92)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Heyward, Guaymas2.1 
 2. West, Guaymas1.4 
 3. Ammons, Navolato1.2 
 4. Pittman, Guasave1.2 
 5. Maxwell, Culiacan1.0 
 6. Lathan, Tijuana0.9 
 7. Smith, Durango0.9 
 8. Gibson, Tijuana0.9 
 9. Puckett, Culiacan0.9 
 10. Edwards, Mazatlan0.7 



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  NBA  


Knicks Remain Interested In Trading For Ricky Rubio - by Eurobasket News

The New York Knicks remain interested in trading for Ricky Rubio (6'4''-G-90). The Knicks were close to completing a deal near the trade deadline centered around Derrick Rose (6'3''-G-88, college: Memphis) for Rubio. If New York renounced its rights to Rose after July 1, it could open up enough cap space to absorb Rubio's 2017-18 salary ($14 million). The Knicks have interest in drafting a point guard at No. 8 but trading for Rubio would perhaps change their calculus.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



Sixers part ways with director of applied analytics Lance Pearson - by Eurobasket News

The 76ers chose not to renew the contract of Lance Pearson , their director of applied analytics. Pearson, who worked for the team the past four seasons, received the news at the conclusion of the season. 'I want to thank the Philadelphia 76ers players, coaches, staff, fans for one of the best times and learning experiences of my life,' Pearson tweeted. 'I'll always treasure the memories, friends and knowledge I've gained here and wish everyone the best.' A holdover from former Sixers president of basketball operations/general manager Sam Hinkie's staff, Pearson's departure is far from surprising. New bosses usually like to bring in their own people. And it's obvious that Bryan Colangelo, who replaced Hinkie in April 2016, is doing the same. Pearson joined the Sixers prior to the start of 2013-14 season as a basketball operations assistant. He was later promoted to the coaching analytics and special video projects coordination before taking on director's job last summer.
Courtesy of: philly.com



After career year with Heat, Dion Waiters reportedly will opt out, become free agent - by Eurobasket News

Here's a sentence you probably never expected to see: If it weren't for a Dion Waiters (6'4''-G-91, college: Syracuse) sprained ankle at the end of the regular season, the Miami Heat probably would have made the playoffs. That is the truth, however, as Waiters' career season was derailed by a turned ankle that cost him the final 13 games, the Heat were only a tiebreaker away from the playoffs. The fifth-year guard had the most productive season of his career, averaging 15.8 points, 4.3 assists, and 3.3 rebounds, while shooting nearly 40 percent from downtown. On the back of that strong campaign, Waiters is reportedly going to be betting on himself this summer by opting out of the final year of his contract in order to become a free agent. Via ESPN: Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters intends to decline his 2017-18 player option to enter unrestricted free agency on July 1, league sources tell ESPN. June 29 is Waiters' official deadline date. Sources say the Heat are aware of his intentions.
With the salary cap going up to $101M for next season, teams will have money to spend, and Waiters is likely to receive a fair amount of it.
Courtesy of: cbsports.com



Miami Heat, Chris Bosh reach agreement to part ways - by Eurobasket News

Chris Bosh (6'11''-F-84, college: Georgia Tech)'s time on the Miami Heat roster is finally nearing an end. A complicated end, at that. The blood clots that Bosh has dealt with over parts of the last three seasons have been declared a career-ending injury situation and the Heat will soon remove the 11-time All-Star forward from their roster and salary cap going forward, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Friday. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been announced publicly. Bosh will never be able to play again for the Heat, said the person, adding that Bosh could play again if another club gives him medical clearance. If that happens - and it's unclear if that's a possibility because the specifics of Bosh's current health situation are unknown - the Heat will face no risk of having any of the $52 million Bosh is owed over the next two seasons returning to their salary cap. "I'm still a basketball player at heart," Bosh told AP in March. "I can't help it." So it appears the 33-year-old Bosh will have a chance to play again, and Miami gets to soon close the last remaining link to the "Big Three" era that saw the Heat reach four consecutive NBA Finals with Bosh, Dwyane Wade (6'4''-G-82, college: Marquette) and LeBron James (6'8''-SF-84) leading the way from 2011 through 2014. And months of talks between Bosh, the Heat, the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association are about to bring a resolution. Bosh remains on the Heat roster for now, and could stay there for several more weeks. It's almost certain that he will eventually be waived once Miami needs his cap space for free agency in July - the Heat will have around $37 million in room once Bosh's contract comes off the books - though a trade is still technically possible. It was obvious last September that Bosh had played his last game for the Heat, after he failed a physical and team president Pat Riley said the franchise was moving forward without the two-time champion in its plans. Bosh made clear last fall that he wanted to play, and eventually got back into the game as an analyst for Turner Sports late in the season. He described what he went through this past season as "a taste of retirement." "You're going 100 mph and the brakes are slammed on and now you're not moving at all," Bosh said in the March interview. "It's definitely an adjustment, just being able to get used to things and finding that purpose that I think we all need to succeed and have good mental health. It's been a challenge. Things happen for a reason, I guess." Bosh's first known bout with a clot was in February 2015, when one that was believed to have formed in one of his legs traveled to a lung and caused problems so severe that he needed to be hospitalized for several days. He recovered and was averaging 19.1 points in the 2015-16 season when the second known issue with a clot began - ironically, at the All-Star break, just as was the case the season before. He hasn't played since.
Courtesy of: nba.com



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  NBLCANADA  


Lightning Beat Halifax in Game 5 117-95 - by Eurobasket News

The London Lightning got a critical win on the road to an NBL Canada title. Royce White (6'8''-F-91, college: Iowa St.) had a double-double with 28 points and 11 rebounds in the Lightning's 117-95 win over the Hurricanes in Game 5 of the NBLC Finals Saturday in Halifax. London takes a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven finals series. The Lightning can win their first league championship in four years Monday night at Budweiser Gardens. The first quarter was relatively close with the Lightning holding a slight advantage, though London would increase their lead and hold a 60-50 lead at halftime. The third quarter was also a close one but London pulled away for good in the fourth, outscoring Halifax 32-21 in the final 12 minutes of play. White shot seven-for-nine in free throws and also had a team-leading seven assists in Game 5. Kyle Johnson (6'5''-G-88, college: LIU Brooklyn, agency: Two Points) added 27 points for the Lightning, including six-for-nine in three-point shooting. Garrett Williamson (6'5''-G-88, college: St.Joseph's) chipped in 16 points and six boards. Antoine Mason had a strong game for the Hurricanes, leading all scorers with 36 points, including ten-for-15 from the charity stripe. Joey Haywood (6'1''-PG-84, college: St.Mary's) shot for 18 points with a perfect six shots attempted in free throws. Anthony Cox (6'9''-C-83, college: Farmingdale St.) led Halifax in rebounds with 13 while sinking six points. The potential series clincher is Monday night in London. Tipoff at Budweiser Gardens is scheduled for 7:30pm.
Courtesy of: blackburnnews.com



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  NCAA1  


Louisville lands surprise commitment from Brian Bowen, last five-star in 2017 - by Eurobasket News

Louisville on Saturday secured the commitment of Brian Bowen (6'8''-G/F-98), the final five-star player available in the class of 2017. The Cardinals were extremely late to the table with the intriguing wing prospect, but after Bowen visited the campus in late May, things swung heavily in favor of Rick Pitino 's program. Bowen is a McDonald's All-American who picked U of L over the likes of Michigan State, Arizona, UCLA and Oregon, Texas, DePaul and Creighton. Bowen's official verbal pledge comes two days after the Louisville Courier-Journal reported that Bowen enrolled at the University of Louisville. Summer classes start shortly at the school. Nobody was projecting Bowen to Louisville as recently as mid-May. Given that reality, his ironically fast decision comes as a fitting twist to his elongated and mysterious recruitment. Once upon a time, it seemed like Bowen was a Michigan State lean. Then, perhaps Arizona. Creighton, Oregon, Texas, even DePaul had realistic hopes. No one really knew, though, and even as the calendar was set to turn to June, coaches weren't sure when a commitment was coming. What changed for Bowen? First of all, after Michigan State unexpectedly got Miles Bridges back and Arizona got Allonzo Trier and Rawle Alkins back in the mix, Bowen's decision was stalled. Bowen, who is from Michigan, wasn't even recruited by Louisville for most of the past two years. But in the past couple of weeks, something changed. Bowen had someone in his camp reach out to Louisville to gauge potential interest. The Cardinals originally offered Bowen in 2015, before interest from both sides cooled. With a scholarship still available for 2017-18, Pitino was open to adding a high-level prospect. Now the Cardinals have more depth after losing Donovan Mitchell (a possible lottery pick later this month) and Jaylen Johnson to early NBA Draft entry. Bowen is a lean, muscular wing with a scoring streak, and probably a two-year player at the D-I level. The strange thing about him picking Louisville is the Cardinals already have a solid platoon of wings. If Bowen opted out of Michigan State or Arizona because of talent quota filled on the wing, it's not like Louisville's starving for another. The Cards have Deng Adel and V.J. King returning to a team that was a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Bowen joining Louisville would certainly bump the Cardinals up from their current standing in our preseason Top 25 (and 1) rankings. U of L sits at No. 7 right now. Going up to fifth seems sensible, though, and we'll be updating our rankings next week. Having seen Bowen play, knowing his style and what Louisville has on its roster for 2017-18, I think he will almost certainly average double digits in scoring next season. With Bowen in the mix, Louisville could become the favorite, over UNC, in the ACC next season.
Courtesy of: cbssports.com



Seton Hall lands Sacred Heart transfer Quincy McKnight - by Eurobasket News

Seton Hall has pulled in a transfer as talented Sacred Heart guard Quincy McKnight (6'3''-G) pledged to the Pirates on Friday. The 6-foot-3 McKnight was a first-team All-NEC conference selection this past season after averaging 18.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game as a sophomore. McKnight will have to sit out next season due to NCAA transfer restrictions, but he'll have two years of eligibility left remaining. McKnight was clearly one of the most talented players in the NEC last season, so this up-transfer to the Big East definitely makes sense. This is also a really tough loss for Sacred Heart for the second consecutive season as they also lost former NEC Player of the Year Cane Broome to transfer last offseason when he ended up at Cincinnati.
Courtesy of: nbcsports.com



California center Kameron Rooks transfers to San Diego State - by Eurobasket News

San Diego State earned its first commitment from a transfer as 7-1 center Kameron Rooks (7'0''-C-95) announced that he was coming back home. Rooks played his high school ball at Mission Hills High School in San Marcos, California, which is a city in the North County region of San Diego County, before committing to California. He will now graduate from California and then join the San Diego State program. The commitment marks the first for new head coach Brian Dutcher . Rooks is a graduate transfer, meaning he is eligible to play immediately. He has one year of eligibility left after spending four years at California. In his freshman year in Berkely he played in 26 games with the Golden Bears before his season ended prematurely with a foot injury. The following year Rooks had to redshirt due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament that he sustained before the season started. He bounced back for his sophomore year and started 10 games at center for the Golden Bears. Before the start of his junior year Rooks father, former NBA player Sean Rooks, passed away due to heart disease. With a heavy heart Rooks started 10 games, averaging 4.9 points and 4.5 rebounds in 17.9 minutes. Rooks collected a season-high nine rebounds against San Diego State. His season started off great as he was averaging eight points and eight rebounds through his first three games when he got hurt in the fourth game of the season against Wyoming. He missed 10 games after undergoing surgery for his knee. Now an Aztec, Kameron Rooks will bring an inside presence on the offensive and defensive end that the Aztecs are missing. His ability to rebound and protect the paint will be an upgrade for a San Diego State team that lacked a big body that could fight for boards. San Diego State still has two scholarships left for this year and is currently hosting UConn transfer Vance Jackson.
Courtesy of: mwcconnection.com



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  NEW ZEALAND  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Corey WEBSTER
  Wellingt.
  (188-G-88)
  Avg: 26.1
 1. Webster, Wellingt.26.1 
 2. Jones, Canterbury23.3 
 3. McCarron, SC Ra.22.6 
 4. Kendle, Canterbury20.3 
 5. Ross, SC Rangers19.2 
 6. Wesley, Wellington S.18.9 
 7. Tait, SC Rangers18.1 
 8. Ongwae, Taranaki.18.0 
 9. Adnam, Nelson G.17.6 
 10. Delany, Nelson G.17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Amir WILLIAMS
  Taylor H.
  (211-C-92)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Williams, Taylor H.9.7 
 2. Gomis, Taranaki MA9.6 
 3. Pledger, Southlan.9.5 
 4. Jones, Canterbury9.3 
 5. Kay, Southland S.9.2 
 6. Wesley, Wellington S.8.1 
 7. Egwu, SC Rangers7.9 
 8. Henry, Wellington S.7.9 
 9. Dempster, Nelson G.7.7 
 10. Duinker, Wellingt.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jarrod KENNY
  Taylor H.
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 8
 1. Kenny, Taylor H.8.0 
 2. Ili, Wellington S.6.9 
 3. Norton, Southlan.5.6 
 4. Kendle, Canterbury5.4 
 5. Boucher, SC Rangers5.3 
 6. Tait, SC Rangers5.2 
 7. Webster, Wellingt.5.2 
 8. ORiley, Taranaki.4.8 
 9. Adnam, Nelson G.4.7 
 10. Bartlett, Taylor H.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Shea ILI
  Wellington S.
  (184-G-92)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Ili, Wellington S.2.4 
 2. Boucher, SC Rangers2.3 
 3. McCarron, SC Ra.1.9 
 4. Whippy, Canterbury1.7 
 5. Ongwae, Taranaki.1.7 
 6. Webster, Wellingt.1.6 
 7. Ross, SC Rangers1.5 
 8. Tait, SC Rangers1.4 
 9. Wesley, Wellington S.1.4 
 10. ORiley, Taranaki.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Southlan.
  (215-C-87)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Pledger, Southlan.1.7 
 2. Egwu, SC Rangers1.6 
 3. Williams, Taylor H.1.6 
 4. Gomis, Taranaki MA1.3 
 5. Washington, Nelson G.0.9 
 6. Neighbour, Cante.0.9 
 7. Wesley, Wellington S.0.9 
 8. Kay, Southland S.0.8 
 9. Grim, Nelson G.0.8 
 10. Jones, Canterbury0.7 



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  NIGERIA  


Hoppers, Pillars get maximum points on the road - by Olusegun Ikuesan

Rivers Hoopers made it back to back wins in Lagos, surviving a late scare to beat newly promoted Hoops & Read 59-63 on Saturday in the Nigeria Kwese Premier Basketball League.

Hoopers' Ronald Alalibo scored 17 points and 4 rebounds, Emmanuel Balogun contributed 11 points and 7 rebounds in the game while Solomon Ajegbeyi missed out on his fifth double - double of the season falling short in his number of points scored. He made 9 points and 12 rebounds in the game.

The KingsMen had a strong start into the game, depriving the hosts defensively while getting easy baskets. With scores at 11-15 and 1:55 seconds remaining, Hoopers made a 12-0 run (11-25) to extend the lead. The 14 points lead was however reduced to 7points by the end of second quarter with three straight 3-point shots from Owen Oriake who contributed 16 points and 5 rebounds for the Lagos based side. However, Hoopers forward, Buchi Nwaiwu who got off the bench scored 8 points ensuring Hoopers maintained a 7-point lead heading to the break.

Disappointingly, the Port Harcourt side were left to chase the game in the third quarter due to serial missed shots, poor defending and scoring just 9 points in the quarter. Hoops & Read tied the game with 8 seconds left to play 46-46.

Hoopers continued with the chase allowing the game to be tied 5 more times in the final quarter with just two lead changes which came early in the final quarter 48-46 (9:02) and 51-48 (8:22). But Alalibo's back to back bucket shots with a three point shot with 2 minutes remaining extended the gap to 57-61.

The hosts tried to reduce the deficit with an attempt to win the game or take it to over time but they were left to rue their missed three point shots. Though they got two shots from the free throw line, it was Alalibo's last shots from the free throw line with 0.1 seconds left that ensured Hoopers made it two wins on the bounce in Lagos and three away wins in a row as they took out the NAF Rockets by 70-64 points last Thursday.

Defending champion Kano Pillars basketball club proved that it's truly a champion with double road wins over Plateau Peaks basketball club of Jos (55-50) last Thursday and Niger Potters of Minna (78-69) on Saturday to maintain it holds of the Savannah Conference of the league.

Full results
01/06/17
Hoops and Read 65-56 Delta Force
Kwara Falcons 94-64 Police Baton
NAF Rockets 64-70 Rivers Hoovers
Oluyole Warriors 73-67 Nigeria Customs
Gombe Bulls 100-80 Mark Mentors
Bauchi Nets 64-57 Civil Defenders
Plateau Peaks 50-55 Kano Pillars
Niger Potters 89-47 Kada Stars

03/06/17
Kwara Falcons 82-68 Nigeria Customs
NAF Rockets 60-61 Delta Force
Oluyole Warriors 71-56 Police Baton
Hoops and Read 59-64 Rivers Hoopers
Gombe Bulls 84-57 Civil Defenders
Bauchi Nets 80-66 Mark Mentors
Niger Potters 69-78 Kano Pillars
Plateau Peaks 88-64 Kada Stars



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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. Greene, TNT K.29.0 
 3. Rhodes, SM Beermen28.4 
 4. Brownlee, B.Gin.28.3 
 5. Smith, Blackwater27.7 
 6. Taggart, Rain o.26.1 
 7. McKay, Phoenix24.2 
 8. Chism, NLEX R.23.5 
 9. White, Globalport21.8 
 10. Mitchell, Star H.21.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Greg SMITH
  Blackwater
  (208-C-91)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Smith, Blackwater21.2 
 2. Stepheson, Meralco .20.9 
 3. McKay, Phoenix17.7 
 4. Wright, Mahindra15.3 
 5. White, Globalport14.8 
 6. Mitchell, Star H.14.4 
 7. Greene, TNT K.14.4 
 8. Chism, NLEX R.14.1 
 9. Jefferson, Alaska A.14.0 
 10. Taggart, Rain o.11.9 
Assists Per Game
 Chris ROSS
  SM Beermen
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Ross, SM Beermen7.5 
 2. Castro-W., TNT K.6.9 
 3. Romeo, Globalport6.0 
 4. Cabagnot, SM Be.5.4 
 5. Smith, Blackwater5.1 
 6. Brownlee, B.Gin.5.1 
 7. Thompson, B.Gin.4.5 
 8. Enciso, Alaska Aces4.5 
 9. Tenorio, B.Ginebra4.5 
 10. Wright, Phoenix4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Chris ROSS
  SM Beermen
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Ross, SM Beermen2.5 
 2. Barroca, Star H.2.4 
 3. Lassiter, SM Be.2.0 
 4. Jalalon, Star H.2.0 
 5. Brownlee, B.Gin.1.9 
 6. Exciminiano, Alaska A.1.5 
 7. Cruz, Rain or Shine1.5 
 8. Norwood, Rain o.1.5 
 9. Cabagnot, SM Be.1.4 
 10. Newsome, Meralco .1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Tony MITCHELL
  Star H.
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Mitchell, Star H.2.9 
 2. Aguilar, B.Ginebra2.4 
 3. White, Globalport2.4 
 4. McKay, Phoenix2.2 
 5. Brownlee, B.Gin.2.2 
 6. Jefferson, Alaska A.1.8 
 7. Stepheson, Meralco .1.8 
 8. Rhodes, SM Beermen1.6 
 9. Chism, NLEX R.1.5 
 10. Taggart, Rain o.1.5 



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  POLAND  

DBE Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Travis RELEFORD
  Siarka
  (198-SG-90)
  Avg: 18.1
 1. Releford, Siarka18.1 
 2. Szubarga, Asseco18.0 
 3. Czerapowicz, Kro.17.7 
 4. Ireland, Trefl S.17.4 
 5. Brown, Szczecin16.4 
 6. Miles, Polpharma15.3 
 7. Matczak, Asseco14.7 
 8. Michalak, PGE T.14.6 
 9. Lewis, Energa C.14.6 
 10. Johnson, MKS D.14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Zane KNOWLES
  Siarka
  (208-C-92)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Knowles, Siarka10.9 
 2. King, Stal Ostrow10.3 
 3. Fraser, Polfarme.9.0 
 4. Markovic, Trefl S.8.8 
 5. Peterson, Start L.8.7 
 6. Harris, AZS K.8.6 
 7. Bartosz, Polfarme.8.2 
 8. Kravish, Energa C.8.0 
 9. Archibeque, PGE T.7.1 
 10. Wojdyla, Siarka6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Aaron JOHNSON
  Stal O.
  (173-PG-88)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Johnson, Stal O.7.1 
 2. Blassingame, Energa C.7.0 
 3. Robinson, Szczecin5.7 
 4. Grzelinski, Siarka5.6 
 5. Brown, Siarka5.6 
 6. Koszarek, Stelm.5.5 
 7. Laczynski, Anwil5.4 
 8. Wiggins, Start Lublin5.2 
 9. Szubarga, Asseco5.0 
 10. Lewis, Energa C.4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Russell ROBINSON
  Szczecin
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Robinson, Szczecin2.2 
 2. Johnson, Stal O.1.9 
 3. Brown, Siarka1.9 
 4. Markovic, Trefl S.1.9 
 5. Lewis, Energa C.1.8 
 6. Grochowski, Polfarme.1.7 
 7. Wiggins, Start Lublin1.6 
 8. Millage, AZS K.1.6 
 9. Johnson, MKS D.1.6 
 10. Laczynski, Anwil1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Cheikh MBODJ
  Torun
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Mbodj, Torun1.8 
 2. Jackson, Energa C.1.8 
 3. Knowles, Siarka1.6 
 4. Kravish, Energa C.1.4 
 5. King, Stal Ostrow1.3 
 6. Sajus, Polpharma1.2 
 7. Weaver, Torun1.1 
 8. Robbins, Szczecin1.1 
 9. Wyka, Krosno1.1 
 10. Gabinski, Polfarme.1.0 


PLK Round 2 of Finals. Second straight win for Stelmet ZG - by Eurobasket News

FINAL
Stelmet ZG - Torun 87-66

Stelmet Zielona Gora thumped Torun to secure 2-0 lead in the championship series. American point guard James Florence (185-88, college: Mercer, agency: Three Eye Sports) notched 21 points to lead the effort and Montenegrin power forward Vladimir Dragicevic (206-86) supported him with 17 points and 7 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Even 15 points and 7 assists by American-Hungarian point guard Obadiah Trotter (188-84, college: Alabama A&M) did not help to save the game for Twarde Pierniki. The former international swingman Bartosz Diduszko (198-87) added 12 points and 6 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.
Top scorers:
Stelmet ZG: J.Florence 21+3reb+3ast, V.Dragicevic 17+7reb+1ast, L.Koszarek 12+2reb+5ast, A.Hrycaniuk 10+5reb, A.Moore 9+9reb+2ast, T.Kelati 8+4reb+2ast
Torun: O.Trotter 15+3reb+7ast, B.Diduszko 12+6reb, K.Weaver 11+5reb+2ast, C.Mbodj 11+5reb, J.Skific 5+4reb, T.Snieg 4+2reb
gschID: 547710

3-4 Place
Stal Ostrow - Energa Czarni 86-83

Stal Ostrow overcame Energa Czarni in Game 1 of the Bronze medals series. BM Slam Stal dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Energa Czarni's 30. American point guard Aaron Johnson (173-88, college: UAB, agency: Two Points) scored 22 points and 7 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Vincentian center Shawn King (208-82, college: ORU, agency: Pensack Sports) chipped in 13 points and 15 rebounds during the contest. BM Slam Stal's coach Emil Rajkovic used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. American swingman Chavaughn Lewis (196-93, college: Marist) responded with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and his fellow American import guard Anthony Goods (191-87, college: Stanford, agency: Pensack Sports) scored 19 points and 5 assists. Four Energa Czarni players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Stal Ostrow: A.Johnson 22+1reb+7ast, M.Antonio Carter 17+3reb+2ast, S.King 13+15reb+1ast, M.Kostrzewski 9+2reb+1ast, H.Nikolov 8+4reb, R.Tomaszek 6+3reb+1ast
Energa Czarni: C.Lewis 20+6reb+4ast, A.Goods 19+2reb+5ast, M.Ginyard 13+7reb, D.Kravish 13+6reb, G.Surmacz 9+4reb, M.Cesnauskis 3+2reb



David Logan selected the top Polish players playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

We bring you last week's top performances from Poles who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.

David Logan
David Logan
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced former international guard David Logan (185-82, college: Indianapolis, currently plays in Italy). He was the major contributor in a Scandone AV's victory against the closely-ranked Umana Venezia (21-9) 96-83 in the Italian Serie A in Tuesday night's game. Logan scored 21 points in 29 minutes on the court. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Scandone Avellino (19-11) is placed third in the Serie A. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Logan has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.9ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.7apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 60.2%(59-98), 3FGP: 35.6% and FT: 82.4% in 18 games he played so far. Logan is a naturalized American. He played for the Polish senior national team eight years ago. Logan used to play for WTK Anwil Wloclawek in Polish league.

Damian Kulig
Damian Kulig
   #2. Second place goes to former international power forward Damian Kulig (205-87, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Turkey). He could not help one of league's weakest teams Banvit (21-9) in their last game on Friday. Despite Kulig's good performance Banvit was defeated 74-70 on the road by the higher-ranked Darussafaka (#4). He scored 11 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. It's Kulig's first season with the team. Kulig's overall stats this year are: 8.5ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.1bpg, 2FGP: 61.3%(76-124), 3FGP: 42.6% and FT: 76.6%. He played for the Polish national team in 2015.

A.J. Slaughter
A.J. Slaughter
   #3. The Polish player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard A.J. Slaughter (191-87, also represented by BeoBasket, college: W.Kentucky, currently plays in France). Slaughter was not able to help Strasbourg IG (23-11) in their last game. Despite his good performance Strasbourg IG was edged 74-73 in Villeurbanne by the lower-ranked (#8) ASVEL Lyon- Basket. Slaughter was the second best scorer with 13 points in 30 minutes. They ended the series of three consecutive victories. Slaughter has relatively good stats this year: 12.9ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.9apg, 2FGP: 52.0%, 3FGP: 40.5% and FT: 79.7% in 39 games. He is a naturalized American. Slaughter is also a member of the Polish senior national team. Strangely he has never played in Poland.

Adam Lapeta
Adam Lapeta
   #4. Center Adam Lapeta (217-87, agency: Alti Sport, currently plays in Lithuania) was not able to secure a victory for Lietuvos rytas (26-10) in their game against Neptunas (21-15) in the Lithuanian LKL. Lapeta scored 5 points in 6 minutes. Lietuvos rytas lost 70-83 in Klaipeda to the lower-ranked (#4) Neptunas. This year Lapeta's overall stats are: 4.3ppg and 2.9rpg in 35 games. He is also Polish national team player.

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

   #1. Oded Brandwein (179-PG-88, currently plays in Israel) managed to help Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion to win against the second-ranked Hapoel Eilat (21-12) crushing them 97-73 in the Israeli Winner League in Sunday night's game. Brandwein scored 5 points. Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion (17-16) is placed seventh in the Winner League. Brandwein's overall stats this season are: 6.4ppg, 1.1rpg and 2.1apg. He has a dual citizenship: Polish and Israeli.

   #2. Experienced Aleksander Lichodzijewski (204-PF-84, currently plays in Belgium) could not help Basic-Fit Brussels (25-15) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Lichodzijewski's good performance Basic-Fit Brussels was defeated 71-67 on the road by the lower-ranked Antwerp Giants (#3). He scored 10 points. There are only three games left until the end of the Semifinals. So now every game will be critical. Lichodzijewski is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Basic-Fit Brussels' roster. Lichodzijewski's total stats this season are: 8.8ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.8apg. He is another player who holds two passports: Polish and Belgian.

   #3. Francis Jonathan Han (185-PG-87, college: Fairfield, currently plays in Puerto Rico) contributed to an easy victory against the ninth-ranked Caciques (9-15) crushing them 100-79 in the Puerto Rican BSN in Wednesday night's game. Han scored only 2 points and added 5 passes in 16 minutes. Santeros de Aguada (18-5) is placed first in the BSN. This year Han's total stats are: 3.7ppg, 1.6rpg and 3.9apg in 23 games he played so far. He has both Polish and Puerto Rican nationalities.

   #4. Stefan Blaszczynski (196-G/F-84, college: Nicholls St., currently plays in Australia) contributed to an easy victory against the ninth-ranked Hawks (0-9) 76-59 in the Australian State League (second division) last Saturday. Blaszczynski recorded 8 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (7-5) are placed fourth in WARATAH group. Blaszczynski has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 16.5ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.4apg and 1.2spg. Blaszczynski also holds two passports: Polish and Australian. Despite his Polish nationality, Blaszczynski previously played for the Australian university national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Polish team.

Other top Polish players, who play abroad:

Aleksander Balcerowski (216-F/C-0) plays for Gran Canaria in Spanish Liga Endesa
Adam Waczynski (199-G/F-89) plays for Unicaja Malaga in Spanish Liga Endesa
Mateusz Ponitka (196-G/F-93) plays for Pinar Karsiyaka in Turkish BSL
Mikolaj Klimontowicz (3) plays for KK Zadar in Croatian A1
Szymon Wojcik (205-F-99) plays for Chalon/Saor in French ProA
Jan Wojcik (205-F/G-99) plays for Chalon/Saor in French ProA
Piotr Choromanski (1) plays for UCAM Murcia in Spanish Liga Endesa
Marcin Gortat (214-C-84) plays for Washington Wizards in the NBA
Maciej Lampe (211-C/F-85) plays for Leopards in Chinese CBA
Pawel Kikowski (193-G/F-86) plays for Betaland Cdo in Italian Serie A

Notice: The list above includes only some of the Polish playing currently abroad. Go to Polish Abroad Page to see completed list.



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  PORTUGAL  

Stats Leaders - UZO Liga

Points Per Game
 Nuno MARCAL
  Maia B.
  (205-F-75)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Marcal, Maia B.22.3 
 2. Novak, Ovarense20.0 
 3. Ogungbemi-J., Galitos-.18.9 
 4. Martin, Sampaense18.8 
 5. Pavlovic, Sampa.18.1 
 6. Matagrano, Lusit.17.7 
 7. Catarino, Maia B.17.6 
 8. Lima, CAB Madeira17.5 
 9. Marshall, Galitos-.17.1 
 10. Marzette, CAB M.16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Antonio MONTEIRO
  Lusitania
  (204-F-89)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Monteiro, Lusitania9.5 
 2. Douvier, Ovarense9.2 
 3. Torrie, Electric.8.7 
 4. Marcal, Maia B.8.6 
 5. Washburn, FC Porto8.2 
 6. Grosey, Galitos-.7.8 
 7. Lima, CAB Madeira7.2 
 8. Fernandes, Ovarense7.1 
 9. Tadic, Illiabum7.1 
 10. Mendes, Sampaense7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Nick NOVAK
  Ovarense
  (182-PG-90)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Novak, Ovarense5.9 
 2. Tinsley, FC Porto5.2 
 3. Guillory, Sampaense5.2 
 4. Simic, Lusitania5.0 
 5. Ogungbemi-J., Galitos-.4.8 
 6. Gameiro, CAB M.4.5 
 7. Kumelis, CAB M.4.3 
 8. Figueiredo, Illiabum4.2 
 9. Robinson, Maia B.4.2 
 10. Pinto, Vitoria SC4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Nuno MARCAL
  Maia B.
  (205-F-75)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Marcal, Maia B.1.9 
 2. Gentry, CAB M.1.8 
 3. Carvalho, Sampa.1.8 
 4. Guillory, Sampaense1.7 
 5. Robinson, Maia B.1.7 
 6. Hallman, Oliveirense1.7 
 7. Ellisor, Oliveirense1.7 
 8. Novak, Ovarense1.6 
 9. Lanzinha, Electric.1.6 
 10. Barbosa, Oliveirense1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Angelo CHOL
  Illiabum
  (206-F-93)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Chol, Illiabum1.5 
 2. Moses, Vitoria SC1.2 
 3. Gomes, Maia Basket1.1 
 4. Mendes, Sampaense0.9 
 5. Marzette, CAB M.0.7 
 6. Gentry, CAB M.0.7 
 7. Washburn, FC Porto0.7 
 8. Hollis, Benfica0.7 
 9. Matagrano, Lusit.0.6 
 10. Bishop, Illiabum0.6 


LPB Round 1 of Finals. Benfica take 1-0 advantage - by Eurobasket News

FC Porto - Benfica 70-73

Benfica topped FC Porto on the road to take 1-0 lead in the championship series. The guests trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 19-13 charge, which allowed them to win the game. International point guard Tomas Barroso (184-90, agency: Dynamics Global Management) stepped up and scored 16 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals for the winners and naturalized Angolan guard Carlos Morais (200-85, agency: Duran International) chipped in 13 points and 5 rebounds. At the losing side the former international swingman Jose Silva (194-89) responded with 20 points and American center Nick Washburn (208-91, college: Hillsdale, agency: Duran International) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 13 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
FC Porto: J.Silva 20+4reb+1ast, N.Washburn 10+13reb+2ast, B.Tinsley 10+1reb+8ast, S.Borovnjak 10+6reb+2ast, J.Xavier 9+4reb+4ast, F.Ventura 6
Benfica: T.Barroso 16+5reb+5ast, D.Hollis 14+6reb, C.Morais 13+5reb+3ast, R.Barber 12+4reb+2ast, C.Andrade 8+2reb+2ast, N.Oliveira 8+4reb+3ast
gschID: 547590





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  PUERTO RICO  

Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Victor LIZ
  Ponce
  (193-SG-86)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Liz, Ponce20.8 
 2. Huertas, Arecibo19.3 
 3. Rosario, Quebradillas19.1 
 4. Wilkins, Guayama18.9 
 5. Laury, Mayaguez18.5 
 6. Costner, Humacao18.4 
 7. Warrick, Ponce17.8 
 8. Arroyo, Fajardo16.9 
 9. Martinez, Humacao16.8 
 10. Mendoza, Aguada16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eric DAWSON
  Ponce
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Dawson, Ponce10.6 
 2. Akindele, Bayamon10.0 
 3. Laury, Mayaguez9.9 
 4. Famous, Humacao9.4 
 5. Romero, Bayamon9.3 
 6. James, Fajardo8.7 
 7. Collier, Mayaguez8.6 
 8. James, Fajardo8.5 
 9. Lalanne, Arecibo7.8 
 10. Behanan, Arecibo7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Carlos ARROYO
  Fajardo
  (188-PG-79)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Arroyo, Fajardo7.3 
 2. Browne, San German6.9 
 3. Abreu, Aguada6.4 
 4. Fitch, Quebradillas6.4 
 5. Guzman, Humacao6.3 
 6. Smith, Quebradillas5.5 
 7. Soto, Bayamon5.5 
 8. Garcia, Quebradillas5.4 
 9. Clemente, Arecibo5.1 
 10. Torres, Ponce4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Victor LIZ
  Ponce
  (193-SG-86)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Liz, Ponce1.7 
 2. Collier, Mayaguez1.4 
 3. Behanan, Arecibo1.4 
 4. Browne, San German1.4 
 5. Fitch, Quebradillas1.3 
 6. Cintron-C., Humac.1.3 
 7. Wilkins, Guayama1.3 
 8. Smith, Quebradillas1.3 
 9. James, Fajardo1.3 
 10. Belardo, Ponce1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Fajardo
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. James, Fajardo2.6 
 2. Penn, Guayama2.3 
 3. Diaz, Quebradillas1.9 
 4. Lalanne, Arecibo1.1 
 5. Orozco, Humacao1.0 
 6. Gaston, Aguada1.0 
 7. Akindele, Bayamon0.9 
 8. Collier, Mayaguez0.8 
 9. Smith, Quebradillas0.8 
 10. Hernandez, Quebradi.0.8 


Diaz's 26 points and 7 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

27-year old center Jorge Bryan Diaz (210-C-89) put on an amazing game in the last week for Quebradillas and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for week 27.
He had the game-high 26 points adding seven rebounds and four assists for Quebradillas in his team's victory, helping them to crush Arecibo (#6, 11-13) with 16-point margin 100-84. Quebradillas maintains the 3rd position in Puerto Rican league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Quebradillas will need more victories to improve their 15-8 record. Diaz just recently signed at Quebradillas, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Jorge Bryan Diaz averages this season 14.1ppg and 6.2rpg.

Second best performed player last week was Mike Harris (198-SF-83) of Ponce. He is American in his first season at Ponce. In the last game Harris recorded impressive 31 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course Ponce cruised to a 92-82 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Mayaguez (#10, 7-15). Despite this victory Ponce slide down in the standings to 5th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 11-13 record. Harris is one of the most experienced players at Ponce and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to another Ponce's star - forward Carlos Emory (196-F-91). Emory scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He was another key player of Ponce, helping his team with a 92-82 win against the lower-ranked Mayaguez (#10, 7-15). The chances of Ponce ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 13 games, recording just eleven victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Emory could help Ponce to bring them higher in the standings. Emory has a very solid season. In 24 games in Puerto Rico he scored 10.8ppg. He also has 5.0rpg and FGP: 62.5%. Carlos Emory has also Puerto Rican passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.

Other top performing players last week:
4. David Laury (206-F-90) of Mayaguez - 22 points and 11 rebounds
5. Jeleel Akindele (216-C-83) of Bayamon - 12 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists
6. David Huertas (195-G/F-87) of Arecibo - 24 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Victor Liz (193-SG-86) of Ponce - 24 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Michael Rosario (190-SG-90) of Quebradillas - 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Coty Clarke (201-F-92) of Arecibo - 17 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Donta Smith (201-SF-83) of Quebradillas - 14 points, 5 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)



BSN Round 27: Fajardo beats Leones by two after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

Fourth-ranked Leones (11-13) were very close to win a game against second ranked Fajardo (16-7) on Friday. Fajardo managed to secure only two-point victory 79-77. However their fans expected easier game. Fajardo looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a good game for American forward Damion James (201-87, college: Texas) who led his team to a victory with 13 points and 8 rebounds. The former international point guard Filiberto Rivera (189-82, college: UTEP) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Fajardo's coach Allans Colon used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Dominican Victor Liz (193-86) answered with 24 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for Leones. Fajardo have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 16-7 record having just two points less than leader Aguada. Leones at the other side keep the fourth position with 13 games lost. They share it with Arecibo. Fajardo are looking forward to face Caciques (#9) in Humacao in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Leones will play on the road against Indios (#10) in Mayaguez and are hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
An interesting game for Piratas (15-8) which played road game in Arecibo against 4th placed Capitanes (11-13). Third ranked Piratas had an easy win 100-84. It was a great evening for the former international center Jorge Bryan Diaz (210-89, college: Nebraska) who led his team to a victory scoring 26 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field). Michael Rosario helped adding 21 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. The best for the losing side was the former international swingman David Huertas (195-87, college: Mississippi) with 24 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Piratas have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 15-8 record having just three points less than leader Aguada. Defending champion Capitanes keep the fourth position with 13 games lost. They share it with Ponce. Piratas will play against Brujos (#8) in Guayama in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Capitanes will play at home against Vaqueros (#7) and hope to get back on the winning track.
The game between 6th ranked Brujos (10-13) and eighth ranked Vaqueros (11-16) in Guayama on Thursday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Bayamon outscored Brujos 100-60. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Brujos. It was a quality performance for Jeleel Akindele who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Al Thornton came up with 23 points for Brujos 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. Vaqueros moved-up to seventh place. Loser Brujos dropped to the eighth position with 13 games lost. Vaqueros will meet higher ranked Capitanes (#5) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Brujos will play against Piratas and hope to secure a win.

In the last game of round 27 Mayaguez were beaten by Ponce on the road 92-82.
The most impressive performance of 27th round was 18 points and 9 rebounds by Carlos Emory of Ponce.

Fajardo - Ponce 79-77

Fourth-ranked Leones (11-13) were very close to win a game against second ranked Fajardo (16-7) on Friday. Fajardo managed to secure only two-point victory 79-77. However their fans expected easier game. Fajardo looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a good game for American forward Damion James (201-87, college: Texas) who led his team to a victory with 13 points and 8 rebounds. The former international point guard Filiberto Rivera (189-82, college: UTEP) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Fajardo's coach Allans Colon used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Dominican Victor Liz (193-86) answered with 24 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international forward Carlos Emory (196-91) added 18 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Leones. Fajardo have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 16-7 record having just two points less than leader Aguada. Leones at the other side keep the fourth position with 13 games lost. They share it with Arecibo. Fajardo are looking forward to face Caciques (#9) in Humacao in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Leones will play on the road against Indios (#10) in Mayaguez and are hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Ponce: V.Liz 24+8reb+4ast, C.Emory 18+9reb, M.Harris 17+7reb+3ast, D.Reese 9+8reb, W.Pagan 5+1reb+2ast, M.Souberbielle 3+2reb
Fajardo: F.Rivera 19+3reb, N.Peavy 14+7reb+1ast, D.James 13+8reb+1ast, A.Colon 10+2reb, M.Ali Berdiel 8+4reb+5ast, E.Ayuso 7+3reb+2ast
gschID: 540181


Ponce - Mayaguez 92-82

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Leones (11-13) beat 10th ranked Indios (7-15) in Juana Diaz 92-82 on Thursday. The game was mostly controlled by Leones. Indios managed to win second period 19-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was an exceptional evening for American Mike Harris (198-83, college: Rice) who led the winners and scored 31 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international forward Carlos Emory (196-91) accounted for 24 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winning side. American forward David Laury (206-90, college: Iona) came up with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds and American-Dominican forward Jose Rodriguez (201-92, college: Texas Southern) added 17 points respectively for Indios in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Leones maintains fourth place with 11-13 record, which they share with Arecibo. Indios lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with 15 games lost. Leones will again meet Indios (#10) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Indios will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Mayaguez: D.Laury 22+11reb+1ast, J.Rodriguez 17+1reb+1ast, T.Mitchell 11+6reb, D.Collier 9+4reb+1ast, R.Suarez 9+1reb+8ast, C.Duran 8+3reb
Ponce: M.Harris 31+8reb+4ast, C.Emory 24+9reb+2ast, V.Liz 24+5reb+2ast, E.Dawson 8+3reb+1ast, A.Daniel Vassallo 3+2reb+1ast, G.Colon 2+3reb
gschID: 540180


Arecibo - Quebradillas 84-100

An interesting game for Piratas (15-8) which played road game in Arecibo against 4th placed Capitanes (11-13). Third ranked Piratas had an easy win 100-84. The game was mostly controlled by Piratas. Capitanes was better in fourth quarter 25-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Piratas shot 62.1 percent from the field. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 31 assists. It was a great evening for the former international center Jorge Bryan Diaz (210-89, college: Nebraska) who led his team to a victory scoring 26 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field). The former international Michael Rosario (190-90, college: Florida) helped adding 21 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Five Piratas players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was the former international swingman David Huertas (195-87, college: Mississippi) with 24 points and 7 rebounds and American forward Coty Clarke (201-92, college: Arkansas, agency: BeoBasket) scored 17 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Piratas have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 15-8 record having just three points less than leader Aguada. Defending champion Capitanes keep the fourth position with 13 games lost. They share it with Ponce. Piratas will play against Brujos (#8) in Guayama in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Capitanes will play at home against Vaqueros (#7) and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Arecibo: D.Huertas 24+7reb+3ast, C.Clarke 17+6reb+2ast, D.Clemente 11+1reb+6ast, A.Young 9+3reb+1ast, A.Alamo 6+5reb, W.Hodge 4+4ast
Quebradillas: J.Bryan Diaz 26+7reb+4ast, M.Rosario 21+7reb+4ast, L.Drew II 14+2reb+6ast, D.Smith 14+5reb+8ast, J.Mojica 12+5reb+2ast, L.Hernandez 7+2reb+2ast
gschID: 540178


Guayama - Bayamon 60-100

The game between 6th ranked Brujos (10-13) and eighth ranked Vaqueros (11-16) in Guayama on Thursday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Bayamon outscored Brujos 100-60. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Brujos. The game without a history. Vaqueros led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They outrebounded Brujos 43-26 including a 36-24 advantage in defensive rebounds. Vaqueros looked well-organized offensively handing out 33 assists comparing to just 16 passes made by Brujos' players. It was a quality performance for Nigerian center Jeleel Akindele (216-83, college: Chicago St., agency: BeoBasket) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Naturalized Mexican guard Joseph Soto (190-93) accounted for 14 points and 10 assists for the winning side. Five Vaqueros players scored in double figures. American forward Al Thornton (203-83, college: Florida St.) came up with 23 points and the other American import guard Damien Wilkins (198-80, college: Georgia) added 4 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for Brujos 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. Vaqueros moved-up to seventh place. Loser Brujos dropped to the eighth position with 13 games lost. Vaqueros will meet higher ranked Capitanes (#5) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Brujos will play against Piratas and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Guayama: A.Thornton 23+2reb, K.Penn 10+2reb, D.Hinson 6+4ast, K.Vinales 5+2ast, D.Wilkins 4+6reb+5ast, M.Fillyaw 4+3reb+3ast
Bayamon: J.Villegas 18+4reb+3ast, J.Soto 14+2reb+10ast, J.Akindele 12+12reb+7ast, J.Pellot-Rosa 11+6reb+1ast, D.Stephens 10+2reb+1ast, I.Romero 10+3reb+1ast
gschID: 540179





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Novosybirsk inks Alexey Nesterov - by Eurobasket News

BC Novosybirsk (Superleague 1) agreed terms with 29-year old power forward Alexey Nesterov (204-109kg-88) from Sakhalin. In 28 Superleague 1 games he had 8.6ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.1apg last season. He helped them to make it to the cup final.
The previous (15-16) season Nesterov played at Avtodor where in 6 Eurocup games he recorded 3.7ppg and 1.5rpg. He also played 5 games in VTB United League where he averaged 3.2ppg.
Nesterov won Russian Superleague 1 championship title in 2016.
He represented Russia at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. Nesterov's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 6 games: 3.0ppg, 2.8rpg.
Nesterov has played previously for seven other teams: Enisey, Dynamo-CBK Stavropol, Spartak Primorie Vladivostok, Lokomotiv Rostov U23, Zenit, Lokomotiv Kuban 2nd team and Lokomotiv Rostov U23.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Rwanda U-16 Teams in High Spirit Ahead of Fiba Africa Zone V - by Eurobasket News

The national basketball U-16 teams (boy and girls) are in a buoyant mood ahead of the start of this year's FIBA Africa Zone V Championship on Friday at Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) Indoor Stadium in Mombasa. The two teams touched base in Mombasa in the wee hours of Thursday morning aboard a RwandAir flight for the biennial event that had initially been scheduled to start on June 1. The tournament opening was postponed after some countries delayed to arrive in Mombasa. The tournament will kick off Friday afternoon after the draws and format of play is determined Friday morning. The two Rwandan teams are in high spirits to successfully defend their titles. They held training sessions on Thursday evening. According to Jacques Bahige , the girls' team head coach, both teams have got the same target and are positively looking forward to the event. "I think we have the best U-16 teams, our teams have great talent and potential. We don't know anything about our opponents but we are confident that we shall achieve our targets," Bahige told Times Sport. As of midday Thursday, three teams including Rwanda, Egypt and the hosts Kenya had arrived in Mombasa, while Tanzanian teams (boys and girls) were on their way.
Courtesy of: newtimes.co.rw



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Cheikh Mbodj selected the top Senegalese players playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Senegalese players who are currently playing abroad.

Cheikh Mbodj
Cheikh Mbodj
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Cheikh Mbodj (208-87, agency: Octagon Europe, college: Cincinnati, currently plays in Poland). Mbodj could not help Twarde Pierniki (21-11) in their last game on Thursday. Despite his good performance Twarde Pierniki was badly defeated 88-69 on the road by the second-ranked Stelmet. Mbodj recorded 12 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks. This season Mbodj averages: 7.2ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.7bpg, 2FGP: 45.9% and FT: 78.1%. He is currently a member of the Senegalese senior national team.

Daniel Gomis
Daniel Gomis
   #2. Second place goes to former U20 international forward Daniel Gomis (208-91, college: Oregon St., currently plays in New Zealand). Gomis was not able to help Mountain Airs in their game against Sharks (10-6) in the New Zealand NBL. Despite his very good performance on Friday night He recorded a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 11 rebounds. Gomis' team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Gomis' overall stats this season are: 7.3ppg, 9.6rpg, 1.4apg, 1.3bpg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 40.3% and FT: 73.1%. He played for the Senegalese U20 national team in 2008.

Maleye N'Doye
Maleye N'Doye
   #3. The Senegalese player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced international small forward Maleye N'Doye (202-80, college: Furman, currently plays in France). He was not able to secure a victory for Paris-Levallois (20-14) in their game against Chalon/Saor (27-7) in the French ProA. N'Doye cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points. Paris-Levallois was defeated 84-77 on the opponent's court by the second-ranked Chalon/Saor. It's N'Doye's fifth season with the team. N'Doye's overall stats this year are: 4.2ppg, 1.9rpg, 2FGP: 43.7%, 3FGP: 30.2% and FT: 65.2%. He is also a member of the Senegalese senior national team.

Ousmane Gueye
Ousmane Gueye
   #4. Guard Ousmane Gueye (192-82, currently plays in Italy) led Montegrano to a victory over the fifth-ranked Campli (22-8) crushing them 72-48 in the Italian Serie B (third division) in Sunday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Gueye recorded 12 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Poderosa Basket Montegranaro (26-4) is placed second in Group D. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Gueye's overall stats this season are: 10.0ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.5apg. He has a dual citizenship: Senegalese and Italian. Gueye used to play for the Senegalese national team back in 2011.

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

   #1. Ilimane Diop (210-C-95, currently plays in Spain) managed to help Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz in a victory against the closely-ranked Valencia Basket (23-9) crushing them 90-70 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Thursday night's game. He scored only 3 points, grabbed 8 boards, handed out 4 passes and blocked 2 shots in 25 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (23-9) is placed second in the Liga Endesa. It's Diop's fourth season with the team. This year Diop averages: 4.4ppg and 3.2rpg in 34 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Senegalese and Spanish.

   #2. Elson Mendy (200-F-85, currently plays in France) could not help one of league's weakest teams Souffelweyersheim (23-11) in their last game. Despite Mendy's very good performance Souffelweyersheim was badly defeated 76-60 on the road by the second-ranked Quimper UJAP. He was the top scorer with 18 points. Mendy also added 6 rebounds in 25 minutes. This year Mendy's overall stats are: 9.1ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.6apg in 41 games.

   #3. Experienced Mamadou Dia (201-C/F-78, currently plays in France) contributed to a Provence Basket's victory against the 15th-ranked Chorale de Roanne (14-20) 79-65 in the French ProB (second division) in Friday night's game. He recorded 9 points. FOS Provence Basket (22-12) is placed second in the ProB. It's Dia's 11th season with the team. Dia's overall stats this year are: 8.0ppg and 2.3rpg. He is another player who holds two passports: Senegalese and French.

   #4. Mamadou Samb (210-C/F-89, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help Palencia Baloncesto (22-12) in their last game. Despite Samb's very good performance Palencia Baloncesto was edged 80-79 on the opponent's court by the higher-ranked (#3) Burgos. He was the top scorer with 16 points in only a mere 13 minutes. Samb has relatively good stats this year: 11.3ppg and 5.8rpg in 34 games. He has both Senegalese and Spanish nationalities. Despite Samb's Senegalese passport, he previously played for the Spanish U20 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Senegalese team.

   #5. Papa Beye (202-F/C-89, currently plays in France) was not able to secure a victory for ALM Evreux (18-16) in their game against Lille Metropole (21-13) in the French ProB (second division). Beye scored 7 points in only 10 minutes. ALM Evreux lost 74-83 in Lille to the higher-ranked (#3) Metropole. This year Beye's overall stats are: 6.1ppg and 3.8rpg in 36 games.

   #6. Mouhamed Barro (205-F-95, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Oviedo CB in their game against Palencia Baloncesto in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). Barro scored 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 24 minutes. His team lost 70-81. This year Barro's overall stats are: 5.4ppg and 4.2rpg in 41 games.

   #7. Fadilou Seck (205-C-97, currently plays in Italy) couldn't help Ravenna in their game against Virtus Bologna in the Italian Serie A2 (second division). He cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones. Seck scored only 2 points in 2 minutes on the court. His team was badly defeated by 20 points 77-57. This year Seck averages just 0.6ppg in seven games.



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Bogdan Bogdanovic selected the top Serbian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Serbians who are currently playing abroad.

Bogdan Bogdanovic
Bogdan Bogdanovic
   #1. This week's number one is an international swingman Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-92, currently plays in Turkey). He led Fenerbahce to a victory over the closely-ranked Darussafaka (23-7) 90-74 in a derby game in the Turkish BSL in Friday night's game. Bogdanovic was MVP of the game. He scored 19 points, made 5 passes and 5 steals in 27 minutes on the court. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Fenerbahce Istanbul (28-2) is placed first in the BSL. It was his team's 21st consecutive victory in a row. Bogdanovic has relatively good stats this year: 14.1ppg, 3.2rpg, 4.0apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 61.2%(63-103), 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 90.4%(47-52) in 18 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Serbian senior national team.

Milos Teodosic
Milos Teodosic
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Milos Teodosic (195-87, currently plays in VTB United League). Teodosic was the main contributor in CSKA's victory against the fourth-ranked Lokomotiv (19-5) 84-71 in the VTB United League last Sunday. He was the best player in that game. Teodosic scored 20 points. CSKA Moscow (22-2) is placed first in group A. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. It's Teodosic's sixth season with the team. This year he has relatively solid stats: 11.4ppg, 2.7rpg, 6.1apg, 2FGP: 52.5%, 3FGP: 39.8% and FT: 83.0%. Teodosic is in the roster of the Serbian senior national team.

Nikola Kalinic
Nikola Kalinic
   #3. The Serbian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Nikola Kalinic (202-91, currently plays in Turkey) is a teammate of previously mentioned Bogdan Bogdanovic. But that was another game of his team in Turkish BSL which we would like to mention. Kalinic was the major contributor in Fenerbahce's victory against the closely-ranked Darussafaka (23-7) 95-81 in a derby game. He scored 15 points and added 3 passes in 34 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Fenerbahce Istanbul (28-2) is placed first in the BSL. It was his team's 21st consecutive victory in a row. This year Kalinic's overall stats are: 8.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.9apg, 2FGP: 55.9%(57-102), 3FGP: 41.4% and FT: 73.8% in 30 games. He is also a member of the Serbian senior national team.

Vladimir Lucic
Vladimir Lucic
   #4. Small forward Vladimir Lucic (201-89, currently plays in Germany) could not help one of league's weakest teams Bayern Muenchen (28-4) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Lucic's very good performance Bayern Muenchen was defeated 76-67 on the road by the second-ranked Brose Baskets. He was the top scorer with 19 points. Lucic also added 4 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). This season Lucic averages: 9.6ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.6apg. He is also Serbian national team player.

Vladimir Stimac
Vladimir Stimac
   #5. International center Vladimir Stimac (210-87, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Turkey) was not able to help Besiktas (24-6) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Stimac's good performance Besiktas was edged 66-65 in a derby game by the lower-ranked Anadolu Efes (#3). He was the top scorer with 12 points. Stimac also added 8 rebounds. Stimac has reliable stats this season: 13.7ppg, 9.5rpg and 1.1apg. He plays currently for the Serbian national team.

Nikola Milutinov
Nikola Milutinov
   #6. Center Nikola Milutinov (212-94, currently plays in Greece) contributed to Olympiacos' victory against the closely-ranked Panathinaikos (14-8) 63-58 in a derby game in the Greek A1 last Sunday. He was the top player that evening. Milutinov recorded 12 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus (22-0) is placed first in the A1. So far his team won all twenty two games in the Finals. Milutinov's total stats this season are: 5.7ppg and 3.9rpg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Serbian National Team roster.

Stefan Markovic
Stefan Markovic
   #7. International guard Stefan Markovic (197-88, currently plays in VTB United League) contributed to a 3-point Zenit's victory against the closely-ranked Khimki (19-5) 92-89 in the VTB United League on Saturday night. Markovic had a double-double by scoring 11 points and making 10 passes. He also added 4 rebounds in 37 minutes. Zenit Saint Petersburg (21-3) is placed second in group A. It was his team's 15th consecutive victory in a row. It's Markovic's first season with the team. Markovic's stats this year are: 10.3ppg, 4.5rpg, 7.6apg and 1.4spg in 29 games. He is also Serbian national team player.

Milan Macvan
Milan Macvan
   #8. Power forward Milan Macvan (206-89, currently plays in Italy) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Dolomiti En. TR (18-12) crushing them 87-66 in the Italian Serie A in Monday night's game. Macvan scored 12 points. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (23-7) is placed first in the Serie A. Macvan averaged so far 10.7ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.6apg. He plays currently for the Serbian national team.

Vasilije Micic
Vasilije Micic
   #9. International point guard Vasilije Micic (196-94, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Turkey) was not able to secure a victory for Tofas (15-15) in their last game. Despite his good performance Tofas lost 73-79 at home to the leading Fenerbahce. Micic was the second best scorer with 14 points. He also added 4 boards, dished 4 assists and stole 3 balls in 31 minutes. Micic averaged so far 13.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.9apg and 1.4spg in 24 games. He is also in the roster of the Serbian national team.

Dejan Musli
Dejan Musli
   #10. Power forward Dejan Musli (213-91, also represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Unicaja Malaga (22-10) in their game against Real Madrid (25-7) in the Spanish Liga Endesa. Musli scored 9 points. But Unicaja Malaga was crushed 101-72 in Madrid by the leading Real. Musli's total stats this season are: 9.9ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.2apg. He is a former international player as four years ago he still played for the Serbian senior national team.

   #11. An experienced former international power forward Ivan Radenovic (209-84, college: Arizona, currently plays in Belgium) couldn't help Spirou Charleroi in their game against Oostende in the Belgian Euromillions League, despite his very good performance on Friday night. Radenovic scored 15 points in 26 minutes. But his team lost 74-78. Radenovic averaged so far 10.4ppg, 4.4rpg and 2.1apg in 25 games. He used to play for the Serbian national team seven years ago.

   #12. Former University international point guard Bogic Vujosevic (190-92, agency: Octagon Europe, currently plays in Austria) contributed to a Kapfenberg Bulls' victory against the league leader Redwell Gunners Oberwart 66-56 in the Austrian A Bundesliga in Wednesday night's game. Vujosevic was the top player that evening. He scored 22 points and added 8 passes. Vujosevic averaged so far 14.6ppg, 3.7rpg, 5.5apg and 1.2spg. He used to play for the Serbian university national team back in 2013.

   #13. Former U20 international center Goran Huskic (210-92, college: Howard Col., TX, currently plays in Spain) helped Burgos edge the closely-ranked Palencia Baloncesto 80-79 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) on Friday night. He was the top player that evening. Huskic recorded 21 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Huskic averaged so far 14.1ppg, 7.2rpg, 3.0apg and 1.1spg. He used to play for the Serbian U20 national team five years ago.

   #14. Former University international power forward Tadija Dragicevic (206-86, agency: AproK Sports Group, currently plays in Greece) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Aris in their game against AEK Athens in the Greek A1. He scored only 4 points. His team was defeated 71-60. Dragicevic's total stats this season are: 9.7ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.6apg. He used to play for the Serbian university national team back in 2009.

   #15. Former international forward Vladimir Micov (201-85, another player represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Turkey) couldn't help Galatasaray in their game against Anadolu Efes in the Turkish BSL. Micov cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points and added 3 assists. His team was defeated 87-76. Micov averaged so far 11.6ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.6apg. He used to play for the Serbian national team three years ago.

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

   #1. Vladimir Jankovic (202-F-90, currently plays in Greece) could not help one of league's weakest teams one of league's weakest teams Aris (15-11) in their last game. Despite Jankovic's very good performance Aris lost 85-91 at home to the higher-ranked (#3) AEK Athens. He had a double-double by scoring 18 points and getting 12 rebounds in 33 minutes. It's Jankovic's first season with the team. This year Jankovic's total stats are: 9.3ppg, 4.5rpg and 2.6apg in 28 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Serbian and Greek.

   #2. DeMarcus Nelson (193-G-85, college: Duke, currently plays in France) led ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket to a 1-point victory over the fourth-ranked Strasbourg IG (23-11) 74-73 in the French ProA in Thursday night's game. Nelson was the top player that evening. He scored 18 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and dished 3 assists (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line) in 28 minutes. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (19-15) is placed eighth in the ProA. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. It's Nelson's first season with the team. This year Nelson's total stats are: 8.4ppg, 4.2rpg, 3.9apg and 1.1spg in 34 games. He is a naturalized American. Nelson used to play for Crvena Zvezda Telekom Beograd in Serbian league.

   #3. Dusan Sakota (210-SF-86, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Greece) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Aris (15-11) 90-74 in the Greek A1 last Sunday. Sakota recorded 10 points and had 3 steals in 27 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. AEK Athens (19-7) is placed third in the A1. Sakota averaged so far 11.3ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.3apg in 32 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Serbian and Greek. Despite Sakota's Serbian nationality, he previously played for the Greek U20 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Serbian team.

   #4. Experienced Oliver Stevic (204-F/C-84, also represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Spain) was the major contributor in Andorra's surprising victory against the league leader Real Madrid (25-7) 89-77 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Friday night. Stevic scored 15 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. MoraBanc Andorra (16-16) is placed eighth in the Liga Endesa. Stevic's total stats this season are: 9.7ppg and 4.5rpg.

   #5. Ivan Zigeranovic (212-C-84, agency: BeoExcell, currently plays in Hungary) led Falco KC to a victory against the fourth-ranked Kormend (22-15) 88-84 in the Hungarian A Division last Tuesday. Zigeranovic scored 14 points, had 5 rebounds and made 2 blocks in a mere 15 minutes. Falco KC Szombathely (25-12) is placed second in Places 1-5 group. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. The Semifinals already ended. Zigeranovic averaged so far 10.2ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.1apg in 33 games.

   #6. Steven Markovic (190-G-85, currently plays in Australia) contributed to a Bankstown Bruins' victory against the fifth-ranked Maitland Mustangs 91-79 in the Australian State League (second division) in Saturday night's game. Markovic recorded 24 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists in 32 minutes. Markovic has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 25.6ppg, 4.3rpg and 8.1apg in 10 games. Markovic has both Serbian and Australian nationalities.

   #7. Marko Jagodic Kuridza (205-PF-87, agency: PEPI SPORT, currently plays in Belgium) managed to help Telenet BC Oostende in a victory against the eighth-ranked Spirou Charleroi 74-56 in the Belgian Euromillions League on Sunday night. Jagodic Kuridza scored only 2 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 24 minutes. This year Jagodic Kuridza's total stats are: 5.7ppg and 4.3rpg in 40 games. He also holds two passports: Serbian and Croatian.

   #8. Nebojsa Dukic (206-C/F-88, agency: 011 Sports, currently plays in Portugal) was not able to help Vitoria SC in their game against FC Porto Ferpinta in the Portuguese LPB. Dukic scored 7 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 36 minutes. His team was crushed by 25 points 95-70. Dukic averaged so far 10.5ppg, 3.2rpg and 2.6apg in 38 games. He holds both Serbian and Hungarian passports.

   #9. Luka Markovic (196-SF-93, currently plays in Hungary) helped Alba win their game against the third-ranked ZTE KK crushing them 102-70 in the Hungarian A Division in Tuesday night's game. Markovic scored 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 20 minutes. This year Markovic's total stats are: 7.8ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.2apg in 33 games. He has dual citizenship: Serbian and Hungarian. Despite Markovic's Serbian passport, he previously played for the Hungarian U20 national team and probably cannot be called to the Serbian team.

   #10. Sasa Borovnjak (206-C/F-89, another player represented by 011 Sports, college: Penn St., currently plays in Portugal) faced previously mentioned Nebojsa Dukic in the Portuguese LPB last game. Borovnjak helped FC Porto Ferpinta win their game against the fourth-ranked Vitoria SC crushing them 95-70. He scored 17 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 21 minutes. Borovnjak averaged so far 14.6ppg and 5.2rpg in 39 games.



Roda JLS - quarterfinal - by Nenad Ilijev

Quarterfinal

Mega Bemax - Radnicki Kragujevac 92-69 (Miskovic 31pts 14rebs, Matic 18pts - Glisovic 27pts 8 rebs, Popovic 23pts)
Dinamik - Mladost Cacak 109-107 2OT (Mihajloski 33pts, Kojadinovic 23pts 12rebs - Radulovic 27pts, Ocokoljic 26pts 17rebs)
Crvena Zvezda m:ts - Vojvodina 92-72 (Uskokovic 16pts, Djordjevic S. 14pts - Birovljev 15pts, Stojanovic 11pts 4ast)
Partizan NIS - Zarkovo 72-64 (Tadic 15pts 7ast, Hadzic 13pts - Jokic 21pts 8rebs, Gasic 17pts 7rebs)

Semifinal

Dinamik - Mega Bemax June 3rd
Crvena Zvezda m:ts - Partizan NIS June 3rd




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  SLOVAKIA  


Marek Ivan (ex Nymburk B) signs at Iskra Svit - by Michal Duchovic

BK Iskra Svit (SBL) landed 19-year old Czech forward Marek Ivan (195-98). He has played for the last two years at CEZ Basketball Nymburk B in 1Liga in Czech Republic. In 18 games he averaged 10.8ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.8apg last season. Ivan also spent pre-season at CEZ Nymburk (also in 1Liga) in Czech Republic that year. He played in the final of Czech Republic 1.Liga.

BK Iskra Svit roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Tomas Gajan

Forwards:
Marek Ivan
Samuel Kubasky

Center:
Martin Bizub




Levice adds Bachan to their roster - by Michal Duchovic

BK Levicki Patrioti (SBL) added to their roster 22-year old international power forward Martin Bachan (203-95) from Iskra Svit. Bachan has played there for the last three years. In 36 SBL games he recorded 7.2ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.1apg last season. Bachan helped them to make it to the Slovakian Cup Semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian 1.Liga Honorable Mention in 2015.
Bachan has been also a member of Slovakian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Slovakian senior team since 2016 and two years ago for U22 National Team.
Bachan represented Slovakia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 1.5ppg.




Prievidza inks Branislav Pipiska - by Michal Duchovic

BC Prievidza (SBL) agreed terms with 22-year old point guard Branislav Pipiska (180-95) from MBK Lucenec. In 42 SBL games he had 7.0ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.2apg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Pipiska won Slovakian 1.Liga championship title in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian 1.Liga Honorable Mention in 2016.
Pipiska has played previously for two other teams: Ziar/Hronom and SKP Banska Bystrica B team.



Prievidza tabs Jaroslav Musil - by Michal Duchovic

BC Prievidza (SBL) inked 28-year old guard Jaroslav Musil (192-89) from BK Levicki Patrioti. In 42 SBL games he averaged 8.1ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.2spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Musil played at Inter Bratislava where in 25 SBL games he had 4.3ppg and 1.1rpg. He helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. Musil also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup, but he did not score anything.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian 1.Liga Honorable Mention award back in 2013.
Musil has played previously for Inter B Bratislava.



Kosice adds Palm to their roster, ex Bakken - by Michal Duchovic

KB Kosice (SBL) added to their roster 30-year old American guard Eric Palm (188-85kg-87, college: McKendree). He played last season at Bakken in Danish Ligaen. Palm managed to play in five leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 26 Ligaen games he recorded 8.3ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.8apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). Palm also played 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 13.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 3.0apg and 1.0spg. The other team he played shortly was Bashkimi (SuperLeague) in Kosovo. In 5 games he had 12.8ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.2apg and 1.4spg. Palm also played 5 games in Balkan League where he got impressive 22.6ppg, 4.0rpg and 4.0apg. Another team he played briefly was Iskra Svit. In 6 SBL games he got remarkable 22.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.7apg and 1.8spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Palm was voted Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League Honorable Mention back in 2013.
He is quite experienced player. Palm has played also professionally in Germany (Giessen 46ers and Chemnitz), Iceland (IR Reykjavik, Thor AK Akureyri and Thor Thorl), IBL (S.Illinois T.) and IBA (Rockford RD).
He attended McKendree University until 2009 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.

KB Kosice roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Eric Palm

Forwards:
Igor Maric
Stanislav Baldovsky
Richard Korner



Kosice tabs Igor Maric - by Michal Duchovic

KB Kosice (SBL) inked 32-year old Croatian forward Igor Maric (196-87kg-85, agency: PEPI SPORT). He played most recently at BC Prievidza in the SBL. In 44 games he averaged 13.0ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.8apg and 1.4spg last season. Maric helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League 2nd Team and All-Bosmans Team. Maric also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 12.9ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.3apg and 1.8spg.
Among other achievements Maric won Slovakian League championship title in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League Bosman Player of the Year award in 2016.
Maric has played also professionally in Austria, Slovenia (Helios, Tajfun and Maribor) and Croatia (Dubrava, Slavonski Brod and KK_Zabok).




Kosice welcomes back Korner - by Michal Duchovic

KB Kosice (SBL) tabbed 27-year old international small forward Richard Korner (197-92kg-90). It is actually his comeback to Kosice as he has played here before. Korner has played for the last two years at BC Prievidza in the SBL. He managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 48 SBL games he averaged 11.8ppg, 4.6rpg and 2.6apg. Korner helped them to make it to the semifinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League Honorable Mention. Korner also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 10.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.0apg and 1.1spg. And finally he contributed to 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 6.5ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.5apg.
Korner won Slovakian League championship title in 2016.
He has been also a member of Slovakian international program for some years. Korner has regularly played for Slovakian senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2010.
He also represented Slovakia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 10.8ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.8apg, FGP: 55.8%, 3PT: 7.1%, FT: 63.6%.
Korner has played previously for three other teams: SKP Banska Bystrica, Nitra and Trnava.



Batka comes back to Inter Bratislava - by Michal Duchovic

Defending champion BK Inter Bratislava (SBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old international center Michal Batka (204-102kg-87). It is actually his comeback to Bratislava as he has played here before. Batka has played for the last two years at KB Kosice in the SBL. In 49 games he recorded 13.2ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1bpg last season. Batka helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team.
Among other achievements he won Slovakian League championship title in 2007 and 2014.
Batka also represented Slovakia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 12.2ppg, 5.5rpg, 2.0apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 54.0%, 3PT: 21.4%, FT: 90.9%.
Batka has played previously professionally also in Poland (Polfarmex) and Slovakia (Prievidza, Nova Ves and Kap.Kosice).

BK Inter Bratislava roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Richard Grznar
Nemanja Barac

Forwards:
Radoslav Rancik
Marek Kozlik
Tomas Mrvis
Stefan Matovic

Center:
Michal Batka

Coach: Oliver Vidin



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Luka Doncic selected the top Slovenian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Slovenians who are currently playing abroad.

Luka Doncic
Luka Doncic
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Luka Doncic (201-99, currently plays in Spain). He led Real Madrid to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Unicaja Malaga (22-10) crushing them 101-72 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Friday night's game. Doncic scored 11 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 6 assists (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line) in 23 minutes on the court. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Real Madrid (25-7) is placed first in the Liga Endesa. It was his team's consecutive victory in a row. This year Doncic averages: 7.6ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.1apg, 2FGP: 57.1%(68-119), 3FGP: 29.7% and FT: 79.2% in 37 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Slovenian senior national team.

Gasper Vidmar
Gasper Vidmar
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Gasper Vidmar (211-87, currently plays in Turkey). Vidmar could not help one of league's weakest teams Banvit (21-9) in their last game on Friday. Despite his good performance Banvit was defeated 74-70 on the road by the higher-ranked Darussafaka (#4). Vidmar was the second best scorer with 14 points. He also added 4 rebounds. Vidmar's overall stats this season are: 9.8ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 65.4%(125-191) and FT: 38.3%. He is in the roster of the Slovenian senior national team.

Edo Muric
Edo Muric
   #3. The Slovenian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Edo Muric (202-91, currently plays in Turkey) is a teammate of previously mentioned Gasper Vidmar and both played together in the last Turkish BSL game. Muric. He was not able to help one of league's weakest teams Banvit in their game against Darussafaka (23-7). Despite his good performance in Friday night's game Muric scored 11 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. It's Muric's first season with the team. His overall stats this year are: 7.2ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.7apg, 2FGP: 58.1%(75-129), 3FGP: 24.6% and FT: 78.0%. Muric is also a member of the Slovenian senior national team.

Alen Omic
Alen Omic
   #4. Center Alen Omic (216-92, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an Unicaja Malaga's victory against the closely-ranked CB Canarias (22-10) 71-61 in the Spanish Liga Endesa last Sunday. He scored 10 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 27 minutes. Unicaja Malaga (22-10) is placed fourth in the Liga Endesa. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. This year Omic's overall stats are: 6.4ppg and 5.2rpg in 21 games. He is also Slovenian national team player.

Jaka Blazic
Jaka Blazic
   #5. International guard Jaka Blazic (196-90, currently plays in Spain) managed to help Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz to win against the closely-ranked Valencia Basket (23-9) crushing them 90-70 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Thursday night. Blazic scored only 3 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (23-9) is placed second in the Liga Endesa. Blazic's total stats this season are: 5.9ppg and 2.4rpg. He plays currently for the Slovenian national team.

Emir Preldzic
Emir Preldzic
   #6. Swingman Emir Preldzic (206-87, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Turkey) was not able to secure a victory for Galatasaray (20-6) in their game against Anadolu Efes (23-7) in the Turkish BSL. Preldzic cannot count it as his best performance. He scored only 2 points in 6 minutes on the court. Galatasaray lost 76-87 in a derby game to the lower-ranked (#3) Anadolu Efes. This year Preldzic's total stats are: 4.5ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.6apg in 21 games. He is a former international player as he played for the Slovenian senior team nine years ago.

One more player who has never been selected to any of national teams, but has Slovenian passport:

   #1. Kevin Pangos (188-PG-93, college: Gonzaga, currently plays in Lithuania) could not help Zalgiris (33-3) in their last game. Despite Pangos' good performance the league leader Zalgiris was edged 86-83 on the road by the lower-ranked (#3) Lietkabelis. He scored 13 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 7 assists in 28 minutes. It's Pangos' first season with the team. This year Pangos' overall stats are: 8.0ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.9apg in 45 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Slovenian.

Other top Slovenian players, who play abroad:

Jurij Macura (203-F/C-99) plays for Baskonia in Spanish Liga Endesa
Thomas Jeram (187-PG-96) plays for Monaco in French ProA
Zoran Dragic (196-F/G-89) plays for Armani Milano in Italian Serie A
Aleksej Nikolic (191-PG-95) plays for Brose Baskets in German BBL
Mirza Begic (216-C-85) plays for Cedevita in Croatian A1
Jure Balazic (204-F-80) plays for Gaziantep in Turkish BSL
Nebojsa Joksimovic (193-SF-81) plays for Cibona in Croatian A1
Vlatko Cancar (201-SF-97) plays for Mega Leks in Serbian KLS

Notice: The list above includes only some of the Slovenian playing currently abroad. Go to Slovenian Abroad Page to see completed list.



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  SOUTH KOREA  


South Korean National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Hoon Heo
Heo
Il-Young Heo
Heo
Sang-Jae Kang
Kang
Jun-Beom Yang
Yang
Jong-Hyun Lee
Lee
#e#5
1Douk Yeong-Min 184-G-91 Dongbu Promy South Korea
4Lee Jae-Do 180-PG-91 Sonic Boom KT South Korea
6Heo Hoon 181-G-95 Yonsei University South Korea
7Song Kyo-Chang 200-F-96 KCC Egis South Korea
10Jeon Hyunwoo 191-SF-96
11Heo Il-Young 197-F-85 Goyang Orions South Korea
12Jeong Hyo Geun 200-F-93 ET Land South Korea
13Kang Sang-Jae 202-F-94 ET Land South Korea
17Yang Jun-Beom 195-F-91 Mobis Phoebus South Korea
20Park Intae 203-C-95 Yonsei University South Korea
32Lee Jong-Hyun 206-C-94 Mobis Phoebus South Korea
43Lee Daesung 192-F-90 Mobis Phoebus South Korea


Hur Jae-K Head Coach

Kim Sang-Shik Assistant



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  SPAIN  

Stats Leaders - ACB

Points Per Game
 Edwin JACKSON
  Estudian.
  (190-SG-89)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Jackson, Estudian.21.4 
 2. Llull, Real Madrid16.1 
 3. Shermadini, Andor.15.7 
 4. Bamforth, RE.14.5 
 5. Jelovac, Zaragoza14.3 
 6. Campazzo, UCAM M.14.1 
 7. Larkin, Baskonia13.9 
 8. Benzing, Zaragoza13.7 
 9. Nedovic, Unicaja13.5 
 10. Popovic, Fuenlabr.13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ante TOMIC
  FC Barce.
  (217-C-87)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Tomic, FC Barce.7.7 
 2. Shermadini, Andor.7.6 
 3. Diagne, Fuenlabrada6.7 
 4. Mahalbasic, Sevilla6.6 
 5. Ayon, Real Madrid6.4 
 6. Suton, Estudiantes6.2 
 7. Norel, Zaragoza6.1 
 8. Fotu, Zaragoza5.7 
 9. Jordan, Joventut5.6 
 10. Eric, RE.5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Mickey MCCONNELL
  Obradoiro
  (182-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. McConnell, Obradoiro6.4 
 2. Albicy, Andorra6.2 
 3. Campazzo, UCAM M.5.9 
 4. Llull, Real Madrid5.4 
 5. Bellas, Zaragoza5.1 
 6. Larkin, Baskonia5.0 
 7. Cook, Estudiantes4.7 
 8. Oliver, Gran Canaria4.6 
 9. White, Iberosta.4.3 
 10. Diot, Valencia3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  UCAM M.
  (181-PG-91)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Campazzo, UCAM M.1.6 
 2. Albicy, Andorra1.5 
 3. Cook, Estudiantes1.5 
 4. Larkin, Baskonia1.4 
 5. Hanga, Baskonia1.4 
 6. Machado, Manresa1.3 
 7. Sikma, Valencia1.2 
 8. Lockett, Sevilla1.2 
 9. Diot, Valencia1.1 
 10. Mumbru, RE.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Hamady N''DIAYE
  Unicaja
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. N''diaye, Unicaja1.2 
 2. Rey, Manresa1.2 
 3. Randolph, Real Madrid1.1 
 4. Tumba, UCAM M.1.0 
 5. Pustovyi, Obradoiro1.0 
 6. Antetokounmp., Andor.0.9 
 7. Jordan, Joventut0.8 
 8. Ayon, Real Madrid0.8 
 9. Diagne, Fuenlabrada0.8 
 10. Traore, Estudiantes0.8 


Stats Leaders-LEB Silver

Points Per Game
 Sergio DE LA FUENTE
  Valladol.
  (198-C-89)
  Avg: 16.7
 1. De-La-Fuente, Valladol.16.7 
 2. Hansen, Zamorano16.4 
 3. Diaz-Morera, L''Hospit.16.4 
 4. Narros, Navarra16.2 
 5. Beranek, Avila16.1 
 6. Davis, Albacete15.9 
 7. Vucetic, Zornotza15.7 
 8. Wade-Chatman, Valladol.15.4 
 9. Mbamalu, Agustino.15.1 
 10. Nkaloulou, Camba.14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sergio DE LA FUENTE
  Valladol.
  (198-C-89)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. De-La-Fuente, Valladol.9.5 
 2. Crook, Agustino.9.5 
 3. Torres, Tarragona9.0 
 4. Salazar, Zornotza8.0 
 5. Beranek, Avila7.6 
 6. Solarin, Zamorano7.5 
 7. Conde, Gandia7.0 
 8. Dezelski, Sammic I.6.9 
 9. De-L., Granada6.9 
 10. Rejon, Lucentum6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Lamonte THOMAS
  Alcazar
  (187-G-90)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Thomas, Alcazar4.8 
 2. Niang, Zamorano4.3 
 3. Rejon, Lucentum3.8 
 4. Marzo, Lucentum3.3 
 5. Guia, L''Hospitalet3.2 
 6. Fuentes, Navarra3.2 
 7. Chapela, Cambados3.1 
 8. Medina, Agustino.3.1 
 9. Marin, Moron3.0 
 10. Maiza, Sammic ISB3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Erik QUINTELA
  Cambados
  (184-PG-91)
  Avg: 2
 1. Quintela, Cambados2.0 
 2. Fuentes, Navarra1.9 
 3. Chapela, Cambados1.6 
 4. Gonzalez, Tarragona1.5 
 5. De-La-Fuente, Valladol.1.5 
 6. Marin, Moron1.5 
 7. Graham, Valladolid1.5 
 8. Reina, L''Hospitalet1.4 
 9. Gil, Gandia1.4 
 10. Salazar, Zornotza1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Boubacar SIDIBE
  Valladolid
  (205-C-94)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Sidibe, Valladolid1.5 
 2. Miller, Gandia1.1 
 3. Martinez, Agustino.1.1 
 4. Keshinro, Moron1.1 
 5. Kasse, Moron1.1 
 6. De-L., Granada1.1 
 7. Elias, Albacete1.0 
 8. Graham, Valladolid1.0 
 9. Conde, Gandia0.9 
 10. Nathanaelsso., Albac.0.9 


LEB Gold Round 1 of Finals. Burgos claim first win - by Eurobasket News

Burgos - Palencia 80-79

Burgos nipped visiting Palencia to open the lead in the title series. The hosts trailed by 12 points after first quarter, but they rallied back getting tie in the second period and winning the second half and won the game by 1 point. Serbian center Goran Huskic (210-92, college: Howard Col., TX) stepped up and scored 21 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and guard Alejandro Lopez (189-91) chipped in 20 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). At the losing side power forward Urko Otegui (203-81) responded with 10 points and 9 rebounds and forward Marc Blanch (195-82) scored 14 points and 5 assists. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Burgos: G.Huskic 21+8reb+3ast, A.Lopez 20+5reb, J.Vega 9+7reb+2ast, J.Garcia 8+6reb, F.Toncinic 7+1reb, A.Barrera 6+3reb+1ast
Palencia: M.Samb 16+3reb, M.Blanch 14+2reb+5ast, U.Otegui 10+9reb+2ast, J.Zamora 9+2reb, R.Bas 8+2reb, D.Rodriguez 7+3reb+4ast
gschID: 547697





LEB Silver Round 3 of Finals. Valladolid grab the lead - by Eurobasket News

Valladolid - Zornotza 61-54

Valladolid beat Zornotza to take 2-1 lead in the Finals. Blancos de Rueda dominated on the defensive end, holding Zornotza to just 7 points in second quarter. It was a great evening for power forward Daniel Astilleros (196-95) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds. Swingman Miguel Gonzalez (201-99) helped adding 16 points and 5 rebounds. Four Blancos de Rueda players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Bahamas swingman JR Cadot (196-87, college: TCU, agency: Dynamics Global Management) with 8 points and 12 rebounds and point guard Daniel De-La-Rua (181-97) scored 13 points.
Top scorers:
Valladolid: M.Gonzalez 16+5reb+1ast, H.Wade-Chatman 14+2reb+3ast, S.De La Fuente 11+9reb+1ast, D.Astilleros 10+11reb+3ast, R.Graham 6+5reb+1ast, B.Sidibe 4+2reb
Zornotza: D.De La Rua 13+3reb+2ast, J.Cadot 8+12reb, I.Orue-mazaga 8+4reb+1ast, K.Mutakabbir 7+2reb+1ast, J.Martin Orellano 6+1reb+1ast, V.Vucetic 6+7reb+1ast
gschID: 547422





Liga Endesa Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Real Madrid and Baskonia post wins - by Eurobasket News

Real Madrid - Unicaja 101-72

Real Madrid fired past Unicaja to take 2-0 lead in the semifinal series. The game was mostly controlled by Real Madrid. Unicaja Malaga managed to win fourth quarter 23-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Real Madrid had a 23-11 advantage in offensive rebounds. 24 personal fouls committed by Unicaja Malaga helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American-Azerbaijani guard Jaycee Carroll (188-83) orchestrated the victory by scoring 29 points. Slovenian point guard Luka Doncic (201-99) contributed with 11 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Four Real Madrid players scored in double figures. American point guard Kyle Fogg (190-90, college: Arizona) replied with 12 points and his fellow American import guard Jamar Smith (191-87, college: S.Indiana, agency: Inception Sports) added 9 points in the effort for Unicaja Malaga. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Real Madrid: J.Carroll 29+1reb, S.Llull 13+3reb+2ast, L.Doncic 11+5reb+6ast, A.Randolph 11+4reb+2ast, J.Taylor 9+1reb+2ast, G.Ayon 8+4reb+2ast
Unicaja: K.Fogg 12+1ast, O.Lafayette 10+1reb, J.Smith 9+1reb+3ast, D.Musli 9+2reb, J.Brooks 6+2reb+1ast, D.Diez 5+6reb
gschID: 547682


Baskonia - Valencia 90-70

Baskonia outgunned Valencia to even the series at 1-1. The game without a history. Baskonia led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Valencia Basket's 28. They outrebounded Valencia Basket 41-23 including 28 on the defensive glass. Baskonia players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. American Ricky Ledo (201-92, college: Providence) scored 24 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Hungarian Adam Hanga (199-89, agency: Octagon Europe) chipped in 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) during the contest. Four Baskonia players scored in double figures. Central African swingman Romain Sato (195-81, college: Xavier) responded with 18 points and 7 rebounds and French point guard Antoine Diot (193-89) scored 16 points and 6 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Baskonia: R.Ledo 24+5reb+3ast, A.Hanga 18+5reb+5ast, T.Shengelia 13+7reb+1ast, N.Laprovittola 10+1reb+4ast, K.Tillie 7+6reb, R.Beaubois 5
Valencia: R.Sato 18+7reb+2ast, A.Diot 16+4reb+6ast, J.Sastre Morro 7+1ast, B.Dubljevic 6+1reb+1ast, F.San Emeterio 6+3reb, W.Thomas 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 547681





Knicks Remain Interested In Trading For Ricky Rubio - by Eurobasket News

The New York Knicks remain interested in trading for Ricky Rubio (6'4''-G-90). The Knicks were close to completing a deal near the trade deadline centered around Derrick Rose (6'3''-G-88, college: Memphis) for Rubio. If New York renounced its rights to Rose after July 1, it could open up enough cap space to absorb Rubio's 2017-18 salary ($14 million). The Knicks have interest in drafting a point guard at No. 8 but trading for Rubio would perhaps change their calculus.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



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  SRI LANKA  


Sri Lanka National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Sri Lanka National Team 2017
#s#
Gayan De Croos
De Croos
Timothy Nithushan
Nithushan
Sudesh Ahamed
Ahamed
Charith Perera
Perera
Anthony Venito
Venito
#e#5

Gayan De Croos 203-C

Timothy Nithushan 190-F

Sudesh Ahamed 193-C

Charith Perera 178-PG

Anthony Venito 175-SF

Isuru Perera


Roshan Randima 183-PG

Roshan Fernando 188-F

Tushan Dharmasena 196-PF

Mithila Abeysekera 193-C

Asanka Suwaris 186-C

Clinton Stallon Thevakumar 179-PG-93


Prasanna Jaysinghe Head Coach

Jagath Kulathunga Assistant



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  SWITZERLAND  

Stats Leaders LNA

Points Per Game
 Rashad WHACK
  Winterthur
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Whack, Winterthur21.5 
 2. Cochran, Lausanne21.3 
 3. Jones, Starwings19.8 
 4. Niles, Massagno19.6 
 5. Day, Massagno18.7 
 6. Wilson, Lausanne18.6 
 7. Ballard, Geneve Lions18.1 
 8. Downing, Winte.17.6 
 9. Williams, Boncourt17.6 
 10. Carey, Lugano T.17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Durell VINSON
  Starwings
  (201-F/C-85)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Vinson, Starwings12.6 
 2. Calasan, Boncourt12.5 
 3. Bergstedt, Massa.9.1 
 4. Heath, Monthey9.1 
 5. Sheldon, Winte.9.0 
 6. Brown, Swiss C.8.5 
 7. Ballard, Geneve Lions8.4 
 8. Krstanovic, Neuch.8.1 
 9. Taylor, Fribourg8.0 
 10. Braswell, Geneve L.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Terrell EVERETT
  Lugano T.
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Everett, Lugano T.6.5 
 2. Kovacevic, Swiss C.5.8 
 3. Young, Monthey5.6 
 4. Jones, Starwings4.6 
 5. Williams, Geneve L.4.6 
 6. Cochran, Lausanne4.6 
 7. Magnani, Massagno4.4 
 8. Wright, Fribourg4.2 
 9. Savoy, Neuchatel4.1 
 10. Southwell, Winterthur3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Karl COCHRAN
  Lausanne
  (185-G-92)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Cochran, Lausanne2.7 
 2. Jones, Starwings2.3 
 3. Wright, Fribourg2.3 
 4. Wilson, Lausanne2.0 
 5. Jurkovitz, Fribourg1.9 
 6. James, Neuchatel1.6 
 7. Carter, Boncourt1.6 
 8. Veselinov, Swiss C.1.5 
 9. Whack, Winterthur1.5 
 10. Carey, Lugano T.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Rhamel BROWN
  Swiss C.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Brown, Swiss C.2.2 
 2. Heath, Monthey1.5 
 3. James, Neuchatel1.0 
 4. Swannegan, Lausa.1.0 
 5. Cotture, Fribourg0.9 
 6. Monteiro, Winte.0.8 
 7. Bergstedt, Massa.0.8 
 8. Mladjan, Geneve L.0.7 
 9. Voss, Swiss C.0.6 
 10. West, Lugano T.0.5 


LNA Round 1 of Finals. Geneve Lions celebrate opening victory - by Eurobasket News

Geneve Lions - Monthey 95-90

Geneve Lions topped Monthey to gain 1-0 lead in the Finals. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 95-90. Geneve Lions outrebounded Monthey 37-24 including 25 on the defensive glass. 28 personal fouls committed by Monthey helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American swingman Antonio Ballard (196-88, college: Miami, OH) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and the former international Roberto Kovac (189-90) chipped in 26 points. Ballard is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. At the losing side American guard Brandon Young (193-91, college: De Paul) responded with 30 points and 6 assists and the other American import forward Markel Humphrey (198-86, college: Marshall, agency: Three Eye Sports) scored 21 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Geneve Lions: R.Kovac 26+2reb+2ast, A.Ballard 21+10reb+4ast, M.Mladjan 16+9reb+4ast, C.Braswell 11+4reb, P.Gravet 8+8reb+2ast, S.Louissaint 5+1reb+1ast
Monthey: B.Young 30+3reb+6ast, M.Humphrey 21+6reb, J.Dubas 14+8reb+1ast, J.Sinclair 10+3reb+3ast, R.Maza 8+2reb+2ast, P.Barac 4+1reb+3ast
gschID: 547559





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  TAIWAN  


Taiwanese National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Cheng Liu
Liu
Yi-Hsiang Chou
Chou
Po-Chen Chou
Chou
Yu-An Chiang
Chiang
Quincy Davis
Davis
#e#5
0Yu Huan-Ya 183-G-93 Taiwan Beer Taiwan
4Lin Chih-Wei 200-C-92 Bank of Taiwan Taiwan
5Liu Cheng 192-F-90 Guangsha L. China
6Yi-Hsiang Chou 190-G-91 Salt Lake CC USA
8Chou Po-Chen 196-SG-90 Yulon Luxgen Taiwan
10Hu Lung-Mao 197-F/G-92 Fujian S. China
13Chiang Yu-An 174-PG-91 Taiwan Beer Taiwan
14Tsai Wen-Cheng 190-G/F-85 Fubon Braves Taiwan
20Chou Po-Hsun 197-PF-91 Taiwan Beer Taiwan
21Cheng Li-Chuan 189-G-88 Bank of Taiwan Taiwan
50Davis Quincy 206-F/C-83 Pauian Taiwan
54Wu Tai-Hao 203-F/C-85 Pauian Taiwan


Chou Chun-San Head Coach Taiwan Beer Taiwan

Yen Hsing-Su Assistant



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  TANZANIA  


TM Rockets Go Down Fighting in Crucial Tie - by Eurobasket News

Land Force laboured to beat TM Rockets 68-54 in an exciting First Division basketball Mini League match at the JMK court yesterday. The end-to-end game started at a crackling pace with both sides displaying impressive skills to the delight of fans. Though the prowess of both sides looked on equal terms, especially in aggressiveness, Land Force's better finishing gave them an edge. TM Rockets pressed upfront relentlessly in search of points in the opening quarter, but their efforts could not stop the well-drilled Land Force from taking a 21-13 point lead at the end of it. They (TM Rockets) created more chances, but poor finishing was their main undoing. There was an interesting battle between playmakers Joseph Rai of TM Rockets and Land Force's Abdul Twalipo in the first two quarters. The duo played crucial roles in their teams' attacks, but it was Twalipo who slightly got the better of his opponent, thanks to cooperation with his more efficient teammates. TM Rockets' big men Joseph Petar and Said Dina posed a threat whenever they approached the Land Force hoop, but they were checked by the defence manned by John Petar and Ally Juma. The match's tempo somehow slowed down in the second quarter because of a series of fouls committed by players from both sides. With a lot of three pointers' exponents in their side, Land Force exploited their arsenals fully to race to 34-26 lead at half time. TM Rockets players lost steam thereafter and were easily succumbing to tight marking deployed by their opponents, who effectively used Joseph Rai for defending and initiating attacks. Speaking shortly after the game, a visibly overjoyed Land Force coach Haji Juma showered praise on his players, but admitted that TM Rockets played a "decent" game. "My players performed well once again against spirited opponents. TM Rockets have experienced and talented players, but I am delighted that my boys overcame such a strong team," he said. His TM Rockets counterpart James Pius conceded defeat, but pointed out that they could have won the game had it not been for his players to squander many scoring chances. "We lost to a better team, but we had our chances which we fluffed. Had my forwards been precise up front, we could have won the match," he said. Land Forces' Abdul Twalipo and Gwakisa Edgar, who posted 15 and 12 points respectively, contributed much to their team's victory.
Courtesy of: thecitizen.co.tz



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  THAILAND  


TBL Round 7: PEA beats Mono Thew by one after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 4th placed Mono Thew (4-3) to third ranked PEA (5-2) 105-104 in the game for the third place. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Mono Thew. They outrebounded Mono Thew 54-42 including 17 on the offensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of Maltese center Samuel Deguara (223-91) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 28 points and 29 rebounds. American guard Joshua Munzon (191-95, college: CS Los Angeles) contributed with 26 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. PEA's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Filipino point guard Paul Zamar (180-87) answered with 27 points and 4 assists for Mono Thew. PEA maintains third place with 5-2 record behind leader Mono Vampire. Mono Thew at the other side keeps the fourth position with three games lost. They share it with Mad Goat.
TBL top team - Mono Vampire (6-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat seventh ranked Dunkin' Raptors (1-6) 113-96. It was a great evening for American center Reginald Johnson (208-89, college: Miami, FL, agency: Three Eye Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists. Jason Brickman helped adding 14 points and 9 assists. At the losing side Jaman Johnson responded with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending champion maintains first place with 6-1 record, which they share with Hitech. Dunkin' Raptors at the other side keep the seventh position with six games lost.
Bottom-ranked OSK is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their seventh consecutive match to sixth ranked TGE (2-5) 102-58 on Saturday evening. It was an exceptional evening for Jeff Dumelod who led the winners and scored 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Jan Jamon came up with 20 points and 5 rebounds for OSK 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. TGE maintains sixth place with 2-5 record. Loser OSK still closes the standings with seven games lost.

In the last game of round 7 Mad Goat was smashed by Hitech on the road 108-77.

OSK - TGE 58-102

Bottom-ranked OSK is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their seventh consecutive match to sixth ranked TGE (2-5) 102-58 on Saturday evening. The game without a history. TGE led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding OSK to just 6 points in second quarter. TGE dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to OSK's 32. They outrebounded OSK 58-38 including 19 on the offensive glass. TGE looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 6 passes made by OSK's players. It was an exceptional evening for Jeff Dumelod who led the winners and scored 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. American center Rashaad Singleton (213-87, college: Florida Southern, agency: Haylett Sports) accounted for 11 points and 14 rebounds for the winning side. Filipino forward Jan Jamon (191) came up with 20 points and 5 rebounds and Filipino guard Ryusei Koga (175) added 17 points respectively for OSK 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. TGE maintains sixth place with 2-5 record. Loser OSK still closes the standings with seven games lost.
Top scorers:
TGE: J.Dumelod 22+6reb+4ast, J.Collins 12+8reb, R.Singleton 11+14reb, M.Wongsawangtham 11+3reb, N.Auasajapol 9+1reb+3ast, N.Kupadit 8+2reb+2ast
OSK: J.Jamon 20+5reb+2ast, R.Koga 17+2reb+1ast, A.Dokkaew 5+2ast, K.Panyaparu 4, S.Chumsri 4+9reb, S.Wachiraphong 3+3reb
gschID: 547483


Hitech - Mad Goat 108-77

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Hitech (6-1) crushed 5th ranked Mad Goat (4-3) in Bangkok 108-77 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Hitech. Mad Goat managed to win second period 20-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hitech dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Mad Goat's 40. They outrebounded Mad Goat 60-36 including a 40-25 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was an exceptional evening for American guard Avery Scharer (188-86, college: Shoreline CC) who led the winners with a triple-double by scoring 28 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists. His fellow American import forward Daniel Orton (208-90, college: Kentucky) accounted for 10 points and 13 rebounds for the winning side. Scharer is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five Hitech players scored in double figures. American Frederick Jones came up with 18 points and American-Filipino power forward Marcus Douthit (210-80, college: Providence) added 16 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Mad Goat in the defeat. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Hitech have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Mono Vampire. Loser Mad Goat dropped to the fourth place with three games lost. They share the position with Mono Thew.
Top scorers:
Hitech: A.Scharer 28+14reb+11ast, W.Dasom 16+3reb+1ast, N.Barfield 12+8reb+1ast, N.Jaisanuk 12+3reb, D.Orton 10+13reb+1ast, K.Lertlaokul 8+1reb+2ast
Mad Goat: F.Jones 18+4reb+3ast, M.Douthit 16+6reb+1ast, M.Van Pelt 14+2reb+5ast, G.Korsah-Dick 9+5reb, A.Dasom 8+4reb+1ast, M.Earl 8+7reb+1ast
gschID: 547485


Dunkin' Raptors - Mono Vampire 96-113

TBL top team - Mono Vampire (6-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat seventh ranked Dunkin' Raptors (1-6) 113-96. The game was mostly controlled by Mono Vampire. Dunkin' Raptors was better in fourth quarter 23-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Mono Vampire players were unselfish on offense dishing 31 assists comparing to just 18 passes made by Dunkin' Raptors' players. It was a great evening for American center Reginald Johnson (208-89, college: Miami, FL, agency: Three Eye Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists. Filipino-American point guard Jason Brickman (181-91, college: LIU Brooklyn) helped adding 14 points and 9 assists. At the losing side Jaman Johnson responded with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds and Filipino center John Foronda (197) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds. Four Mono Vampire and five Dunkin' Raptors players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending champion maintains first place with 6-1 record, which they share with Hitech. Dunkin' Raptors at the other side keep the seventh position with six games lost.
Top scorers:
Mono Vampire: R.Johnson 26+13reb+8ast, R.Kruatiwa 20+2reb+3ast, C.Ananti 15+4reb+1ast, J.Brickman 14+3reb+9ast, A. Phuangla 10+3reb, M.Singletary 9+2reb+3ast
Dunkin' Raptors: J.Johnson 24+11reb+3ast, J.Matinez 23+5reb+3ast, J.Foronda 18+11reb+3ast, M.Fey 16+4reb+3ast, A.Kongpui 13+3reb, N.Banmoo 2+2reb
gschID: 547484


PEA - Mono Thew 105-104

This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 4th placed Mono Thew (4-3) to third ranked PEA (5-2) 105-104 in the game for the third place. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Mono Thew. They outrebounded Mono Thew 54-42 including 17 on the offensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of Maltese center Samuel Deguara (223-91) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 28 points and 29 rebounds. American guard Joshua Munzon (191-95, college: CS Los Angeles) contributed with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. PEA's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Filipino point guard Paul Zamar (180-87) answered with 27 points and 4 assists and American center Anthony McClain (213-88, college: Cincinnati) added 19 points and 15 rebounds in the effort for Mono Thew. Four PEA and five Mono Thew players scored in double figures. PEA maintains third place with 5-2 record behind leader Mono Vampire. Mono Thew at the other side keeps the fourth position with three games lost. They share it with Mad Goat.
Top scorers:
PEA: S.Deguara 28+29reb+1ast, R.Lingganay 28+4reb+2ast, J.Munzon 26+14reb+4ast, J.Cawaling 15+4reb+8ast, A.Hoom-Art 6+3reb+1ast, K.Allen 2
Mono Thew: P.Zamar 27+4reb+4ast, A.McClain 19+15reb, T.Suktub 18+3reb+2ast, N.Muangboon 15+3reb+7ast, P.Cabahug 12+3reb+1ast, J.Towaroj 11+6reb+4ast
gschID: 547486





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  TURKEY  

Stats Leaders - D1

Points Per Game
 Ricky LEDO
  Yesilgiresun
  (201-SF-92)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Ledo, Yesilgiresun21.2 
 2. Shorter, TED K.20.1 
 3. Theodore, Banvit BK18.4 
 4. Jefferson, Gazia.18.0 
 5. Summers, Pinar K.17.0 
 6. Morrison, TED K.16.5 
 7. Hayes, Demir IBB16.4 
 8. Denmon, Gaziantep16.1 
 9. Green, Pinar K.15.9 
 10. James, Best Balikesir15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vladimir STIMAC
  Besiktas
  (210-C-87)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Stimac, Besiktas9.5 
 2. Dorsey, Best B.9.2 
 3. Jefferson, Gazia.9.1 
 4. Wright, Trabzons.7.7 
 5. Thomas, TED K.7.7 
 6. Auguste, Usak7.5 
 7. Hummer, TED K.7.0 
 8. Pleiss, Galatasaray6.9 
 9. Gill, Yesilgiresun6.9 
 10. Summers, Pinar K.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jordan THEODORE
  Banvit BK
  (182-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Theodore, Banvit BK7.2 
 2. Heurtel, Anadolu .6.7 
 3. Green, Pinar K.5.6 
 4. Gutierrez, Trabzons.5.4 
 5. Armstead, Yesilgir.5.2 
 6. Ermis, Tofas5.1 
 7. Granger, Anadolu .5.1 
 8. Guler, Galatasaray4.8 
 9. Rautins, Gaziantep4.7 
 10. Roll, Besiktas4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Shannon SHORTER
  TED K.
  (193-G-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Shorter, TED K.2.0 
 2. Chappell, Banvit BK2.0 
 3. Hummer, TED K.1.8 
 4. Cherry, Gaziantep1.7 
 5. Ponitka, Pinar K.1.7 
 6. Eldridge, Demir I.1.6 
 7. Guler, Galatasaray1.6 
 8. Klobucar, Istanbu.1.6 
 9. Ulubay, Yesilgiresun1.6 
 10. Gutierrez, Trabzons.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Bryant DUNSTON
  Anadolu .
  (203-C-86)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Dunston, Anadolu .1.7 
 2. Ibekwe, Usak1.5 
 3. Udoh, Fenerbahce1.5 
 4. Kadji, Trabzonspor1.3 
 5. Pleiss, Galatasaray1.2 
 6. Kulig, Banvit BK1.1 
 7. Buckner, Demir IBB1.0 
 8. Jefferson, Gazia.0.9 
 9. James, Best Balikesir0.9 
 10. Tyus, Galatasaray0.9 


BSL Round 3 of Semi-Finals. Fenerbahce advance into Finals - by Eurobasket News

Anadolu Efes - Besiktas 66-65

Anadolu Efes overcame Besiktas in a dramatic clash to claim the first victory in the semifinal series. Besiktas was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 15-13 charge of Anadolu Efes, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was American forward Derrick Brown (203-87, college: Xavier) who scored 23 points and 5 rebounds. International forward Cedi Osman (204-95) chipped in 11 points and 9 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American-Tunisian Michael Roll (197-87, college: UCLA) who recorded 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and Serbian center Vladimir Stimac (210-87, agency: Interperformances) added 12 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Besiktas' coach Ufuk Sarica rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Besiktas: V.Stimac 12+8reb+1ast, M.Roll 12+6reb+4ast, E.Clark 11+7reb, K.Weems 11+2reb+2ast, S.Sanli 8+4reb, M.Thompson 5+6ast
Anadolu Efes: D.Brown 23+5reb+2ast, C.Osman 11+9reb+1ast, J.Granger 10+5reb+3ast, B.Dunston 10+9reb+2ast, T.Heurtel 5+2reb+5ast, D.Thomas 4+3reb
gschID: 547616


Darussafaka - Fenerbahce 74-90

Fenerbahce stunned Darussafaka on the road to sweep the series. The game was mostly controlled by Fenerbahce. Darussafaka was better in second period 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 17-of-18 charity shots (94.4 percent) during the game. Fenerbahce players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. It was a good game for Serbian swingman Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-92) who led his team to a victory with 19 points, 5 assists and 5 steals. International point guard Bobby Dixon (178-83, college: Troy, agency: BeoBasket) contributed with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Fenerbahce players scored in double figures. American James Anderson (198-89, college: Oklahoma St.) answered with 21 points and the other American import guard Brad Wanamaker (193-89, college: Pittsburgh) added 17 points and 5 assists in the effort for Darussafaka. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Darussafaka: J.Anderson 21+4reb+2ast, B.Wanamaker 17+1reb+5ast, D.Bertans 13+2ast, A.Zizic 8+4reb, F.Aldemir 8+6reb+1ast, M.Yagmur 5
Fenerbahce: B.Bogdanovic 19+3reb+5ast, B.Dixon 15+5reb+4ast, N.Kalinic 13+3reb+2ast, L.Datome 12+4reb+2ast, J.Vesely 11+2reb, E.Udoh 8+8reb+4ast
gschID: 547615





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Liberia inks Jermaine Barnes - by Mike Amico

Liberia (LBS) agreed terms with experienced 33-year old American ex-international swingman Jermaine Barnes (193-95kg-83, college: Point, GA, agency: Gamble Sports Management). He has played for the last two seasons at GIE Maile Matrix (UBA) in the U.S. Barnes has spent the last season in retirement due to career ending injury the summer of 14'. This season Barnes has returned to the Universal Basketball Association. In 18 games hes averaging an impressive 29.8ppg, 7.8rpg, 4.0apg, 1.2spg while shooting 49.8 percent from the field.

His team won Copa Mitchell Americas Cup (Santiago, Dominican Rep.) for three years in a row (between 2015 and 2017). Barnes was named Latinbasket.com All-Copa Mitchell Cup MVP while averaging an event high 29.0 points per game.

Barnes is a well known international player. He was the first minor league player featured in SLAM Magazine in 2012. That summer Barnes' led Team USA to a silver medal in the William Jones Cup (Taiwan). This Olympic event caught the attention of Minnesota Timberwolves former head coach Sam Mitchell the summer of 2014. Barnes joined the club for mini camp but would be sidelines with a career ending injury.

He is quite experienced player. He has played in eleven different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Barnes has played previously professionally in Cyprus (Yenicami), Dominican Rep. (Titanes de Miramar), Japan (Proline), Mexico (Frayles de Guasave), Saudi Arabia (Al Ahli Jeddah), Taiwan (USA National Team), Uruguay (Universitario Salto), NBA (Minnesota Timberwolves), Dominican Republic (CDP Domingo Paulino Santiago and Pueblo Nuevo) and UBA (GIE Maile Matrix).

He is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league on the market.

Barnes attended Point University, GA until 2006 where he was named National Player of the Year. It will be his twelfth (!!!) season as a professional player.

He could be described: Jermaine Barnes is a great scorer... Can play the 2-3... A very athletic and physical player that finishes Above the Rim on anyone... Great mid range shot... A great rebounder with great size to dominate smaller guards and forwards... Named National Player of the Year in 2006... Also 1st Team All-American and SWC Player of the Year... Was the nation's top scorer (26.7) and 3rd in rebounds (11.9). Set the Emperor's Cup All-Japan Tournament scoring record with 63 point vs. Toyama Grouses...In 2011 Barnes was named Usbasket.com All-United States Guard of the Year along with being spotlighted in SLAM Magazine......2014 Barnes was named the Decade's Top Guard by Usbasket.com. Signed a Non Guaranteed NBA Contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Was waived at training camp.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stephan Otoa gets MVP of the Week award for Ugandan NBL - by Eurobasket News

Stephan Otoa (C-91) had a great game in the last round for Sharing Youth and that's him to receive a Afrobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 25-year old center had a double-double of 15 points and fourteen rebounds, while his team edged out Ndejje (#12, 0-2), the league's bottom-ranked team 67-66. Sharing Youth is placed at 6th position in Ugandan NBL. Sharing Youth 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. Otoa just recently signed at Sharing Youth and just after two games he already turned to be a very valuable addition to the team. Otoa has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (2nd best: 18.0ppg) and rebounds (4th best: 13.0rpg).

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was -year old Gauthier Baderha of Ndejje. Baderha impressed basketball fans with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Bad luck as Ndejje was edged by the higher-ranked Sharing Youth (#6, 1-1) 67-66. This loss caused Ndejje to slide to the very bottom (12) position in the standings. 2 lost games are too many considering they did not win any game. Baderha is one of the most experienced players at Ndejje and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.0ppg (#7). His other stats are also decent: 6.0rpg and 4.0apg.

The third best performed player last round was Tanzanian Fadhili Chuma (F-95) of UCU Canons (#7). Chuma scored 18 points and grabbed ten rebounds. Despite Chuma's great performance UCU Canons lost 60-65 to the league's current leader Pemba Warriors (#2, 2-0). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of UCU Canons not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 2 games, recording just one victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Chuma could try to bring UCU Canons' a little bit higher in the standings. Chuma has individually a great season in Uganda. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.5ppg (3rd best) and rebounds with 11.5rpg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Tong Gatwech (F-92) of Sharing Youth - 18 points and 11 rebounds
5. Innocent Ochera (G-97) of Ndejje - 23 points and 5 rebounds
6. Philip Amenyi (C-89) of Pemba Warriors - 11 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Derrick Katumba (194-F-93) of Ndejje - 10 points and 13 rebounds
8. Mark Opiyo (G-90) of Pemba Warriors - 13 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Joas Maheta (G-89) of UCU Canons - 14 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Syrus Kiviiri (G-88) of Pemba Warriors - 12 points and 3 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)



NBL Round 4: Pemba Warriors beat UCU Canons in the most crucial game of the week - by Eurobasket News

Top-ranked Pemba Warriors faced 4th ranked UCU Canons. Host Pemba Warriors (2-0) defeated guests from (1-2) 65-60. 24 personal fouls committed by UCU Canons helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Michael Buzangu (-82) fired 16 points and 5 assists for the winners. Center Philip Amenyi (-89) chipped in 11 points and 8 rebounds. Pemba Warriors' coach used entire bench in such tough game. Tanzanian forward Fadhili Chuma (-95) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds for lost side. Pemba Warriors keep a position of league leader, which they share with Power and KIU Titans. UCU Canons at the other side dropped to the seventh place with two games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Sharing Youth can celebrate their first win this season after one consecutive losses. The victory is especially important as it came on the road game in , where they edged Ndejje (0-2) 67-66. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Tong Gatwech (-92) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds. Stephan Otoa contributed with 15 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Guard Innocent Ochera (-97) replied with 23 points and 5 rebounds for Ndejje. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. It was the only win of guest team this round and in all other games host teams recorded victories. Sharing Youth (1-1) left bottom position moving up to fourth place, which they share with City Oilers and JKL Dolphins. Ndejje at the other side still closes the standings with two games lost. Sharing Youth will play against league's leader KIU Titans in Kampala in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Ndejje will play against UPDF (#11) and hopes to get finally their first victory.

Pemba Warriors - UCU Canons 65-60

Top-ranked Pemba Warriors faced 4th ranked UCU Canons. Host Pemba Warriors (2-0) defeated guests from (1-2) 65-60. 24 personal fouls committed by UCU Canons helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Michael Buzangu (-82) fired 16 points and 5 assists for the winners. Center Philip Amenyi (-89) chipped in 11 points and 8 rebounds. Four Pemba Warriors players scored in double figures. Pemba Warriors' coach used entire bench in such tough game. Tanzanian forward Fadhili Chuma (-95) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds and Tanzanian guard Joas Maheta (-89) added 14 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Pemba Warriors keep a position of league leader, which they share with Power and KIU Titans. UCU Canons at the other side dropped to the seventh place with two games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
UCU Canons: F.Chuma 18+10reb+2ast, J.Maheta 14+9reb+3ast, S.Wundi 10+3reb+1ast, B.Namake 8+5reb+4ast, D.Isiko 4+2reb, J.Egau 3+10reb+3ast
Pemba Warriors: M.Buzangu 16+3reb+5ast, M.Opiyo 13+2reb+5ast, S.Kiviiri 12+3reb+1ast, P.Amenyi 11+8reb+2ast, A.Saidi 9+5reb, S.Mugerwa 3+10reb+2ast
gschID: 547436


Ndejje - Sharing Youth 66-67

Sharing Youth can celebrate their first win this season after one consecutive losses. The victory is especially important as it came on the road game in , where they edged Ndejje (0-2) 67-66. Sharing Youth forced 23 Ndejje turnovers. Ndejje was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Tong Gatwech (-92) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds. Center Stephan Otoa (-91) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Guard Innocent Ochera (-97) replied with 23 points and 5 rebounds and Gauthier Baderha added 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Ndejje. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. It was the only win of guest team this round and in all other games host teams recorded victories. Sharing Youth (1-1) left bottom position moving up to fourth place, which they share with City Oilers and JKL Dolphins. Ndejje at the other side still closes the standings with two games lost. Sharing Youth will play against league's leader KIU Titans in Kampala in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Ndejje will play against UPDF (#11) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Ndejje: I.Ochera 23+5reb, G.Baderha 16+6reb+4ast, D.Katumba 10+13reb, K.Nunda 9+2reb+2ast, J.Chaka 3+6reb, M.Deng 2+7reb
Sharing Youth: T.Gatwech 18+11reb+1ast, S.Otoa 15+14reb, E.Okumu 12+4reb+1ast, N.Jakisa 6+1reb+1ast, A.Ndikuriyo 6+1reb, E.Bakara 4+3reb
gschID: 547435





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Rockhampton lands Rashad Hassan, ex London Lions - by Hugh McAuliffe

Rockhampton Rockets (QBL) tabbed 28-year old American power forward Rashad Hassan (203-98kg-89, college: Savannah State). He played most recently at London Lions in British BBL league. In 37 games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 18.6ppg and recorded 8.5rpg (#3 in the league) and 1.2apg last season. Hassan helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Among other achievements he played in the final of British BBL Trophy in 2015. Hassan received also Eurobasket.com All-Luxembourg League 2nd Team award in 2016.
And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Hassan has played previously professionally also in Uruguay (Montevideo BC) and Luxembourg (Sparta).
He attended Savannah State until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  URUGUAY  

Stats Leaders - LUB

Points Per Game
 Anthony YOUNG
  Larre Borges
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 25.4
 1. Young, Larre Borges25.4 
 2. Danridge, Sayago22.8 
 3. Alexander, Olimpia22.7 
 4. Garcia-M., Hebra.21.1 
 5. Guerrero, Cordon20.2 
 6. Kent, Welcome19.4 
 7. Lamonte, Olimpia19.4 
 8. Drye, Sayago19.3 
 9. Jennings, Cordon19.2 
 10. Canton, U Atletica18.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Juan GUERRERO
  Cordon
  (201-F-93)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Guerrero, Cordon13.8 
 2. Alexander, Olimpia12.5 
 3. Glenn, Bigua12.3 
 4. Drye, Sayago11.6 
 5. Lloreda, Hebraica11.0 
 6. Feeley, U Univer.10.6 
 7. Kent, Welcome10.6 
 8. Rutty, U Atletica10.4 
 9. Passos, Malvin10.4 
 10. Smith, Aguada10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Martin OSIMANI
  Defensor
  (194-G-81)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Osimani, Defensor7.1 
 2. Parodi, Hebraica6.6 
 3. Barrera, Aguada6.5 
 4. Mazzarino, Malvin5.2 
 5. Lado, Sayago5.2 
 6. Cambon, Bigua5.1 
 7. Osimani, Bigua4.5 
 8. Jennings, Cordon4.4 
 9. Smith, Aguada4.4 
 10. Romero, Trouville4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Luciano PARODI
  Hebraica
  (182-G-94)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Parodi, Hebraica2.3 
 2. Lamonte, Olimpia2.0 
 3. Garcia-M., Hebra.1.8 
 4. Nesbitt, Goes1.8 
 5. Nicoletti, Larre B.1.8 
 6. Barrera, Aguada1.7 
 7. Alexander, Olimpia1.7 
 8. Shellman, Sayago1.7 
 9. Lado, Sayago1.6 
 10. Drye, Sayago1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Albert JACKSON
  Larre B.
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Jackson, Larre B.1.9 
 2. Feeley, U Univer.1.8 
 3. Guerrero, Cordon1.7 
 4. Kent, Welcome1.4 
 5. Carter, Welcome1.2 
 6. Warner, Goes1.1 
 7. Moultrie, Defensor1.1 
 8. Newsome, Trouville1.1 
 9. Chaney, Bigua1.0 
 10. Haller, Defensor1.0 


Hebraica Macabi won the Uruguayan League championship - by Hector Lopez

Hebraica Macabi won for the second year in a row the Uruguayan League championship after beating Aguada 82-56 winning 4 games for the best of seven. Hebraica took the lead during the second quarter with a 16-5 points and increase the advantage to 18 poiints during the third quarte. For Hebraica, Jaime Lloreda (204-C-80, college: LSU) scored 29 points and grabbed 5 rebounds, while Leandro Garcia Morales (186-G-80, college: Texas A&M, agency: Pro Sports) finshed with 26 points, grabbed 9 rebounds, and Sebastian Izaguirre (207-C-85) added 10 points with 14 rebounds. and Michael Hicks (196-F-76, college: Texas A&M-CC) finished with 10 point sand 4 rebounds. For Aguada, Demian Alvarez (192-G-84, agency: Pro Sports) scored 14 points and grabbed 5 rebounds, while Jeremis Smith (203-F-86, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Pro Sports) finished with 9 points and 12 rebounds.


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Stats Leaders - LPB

Points Per Game
 Al THORNTON
  Gaiteros
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 23.6
 1. Thornton, Gaiteros23.6 
 2. Suero, Gaiteros22.3 
 3. Gilder, Panteras22.0 
 4. Fuller, Toros20.0 
 5. Hamilton, Bucan.18.6 
 6. Tarrant, Gigantes18.3 
 7. Brown, Gigantes18.0 
 8. Powell, Trotamun.17.8 
 9. Swann, Marinos17.6 
 10. Flowers, Cocodrilos16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Axiers SUCRE
  Gigantes
  (199-F-78)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Sucre, Gigantes11.3 
 2. Massie, Marinos10.0 
 3. Salcedo, Gaiteros9.1 
 4. Guerrero, Toros8.2 
 5. Sutton, Cocodrilos8.1 
 6. Gransberry, Guaiquer.7.6 
 7. Hamilton, Bucan.7.5 
 8. Thornton, Gaiteros7.3 
 9. Graterol, Bucaneros7.2 
 10. Julio, Panteras7.0 
Assists Per Game
 David CUBILLAN
  Trotamundos
  (181-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Cubillan, Trotamundos7.6 
 2. Robinson, Guaros5.2 
 3. Guillent, Guaros4.8 
 4. Centeno, Marinos4.8 
 5. Downey, Guaiquer.4.7 
 6. Suero, Gaiteros4.2 
 7. Canty, Panteras4.1 
 8. Cedeno, Bucaneros3.8 
 9. Silva, Guaiqueries3.5 
 10. Cazorla, Gigantes3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Devan DOWNEY
  Guaiquer.
  (175-G-87)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Downey, Guaiquer.1.9 
 2. Cazorla, Gigantes1.7 
 3. Silva, Guaiqueries1.6 
 4. Suero, Gaiteros1.6 
 5. Hamilton, Bucan.1.4 
 6. Garcia, Cocodrilos1.4 
 7. Chourio, Trotamun.1.4 
 8. Sucre, Gigantes1.3 
 9. Powell, Trotamun.1.3 
 10. Robinson, Guaros1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Maurice SUTTON
  Cocodrilos
  (211-C-89)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Sutton, Cocodrilos1.5 
 2. Garrett, Marinos1.4 
 3. Carrera, Marinos1.4 
 4. Guerrero, Toros1.2 
 5. Gay, Bucaneros1.0 
 6. Montano, Panteras1.0 
 7. Johnson, Toros0.9 
 8. Lang, Bucaneros0.9 
 9. Thornton, Gaiteros0.9 
 10. Jackson, Gigantes0.9 


Recap of LPB Round 2 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Guaros - Trotamundos 80-87

Trotamundos upset Guaros on the road to even the quarterfinal series at 1-1. Guaros trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 30-26 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 80-87 at the end of the game. Trotamundos shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 52.0 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American forward Ricardo Powell (199-83, college: S.Carolina) scored 24 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and point guard Pedro Chourio (186-90) chipped in 23 points during the contest. Trotamundos' coach Ruben Magnano used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American Lazar Hayward (225-86, college: Marquette) responded with 14 points and 6 rebounds and international center Gregory Echenique (206-90, college: Creighton, agency: Pensack Sports) scored 14 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Trotamundos: R.Powell 24+5reb+3ast, P.Chourio 23+4reb+1ast, D.Cubillan 11+3reb+8ast, A.Perez 10+8reb+2ast, A.Morillo 5+2reb+2ast, J.Powell 4+5reb+2ast
Guaros: L.Hayward 14+6reb+2ast, G.Echenique 14+6reb+1ast, J.Vargas 13+3reb+1ast, H.Guillent 12+4reb+1ast, L.Bethelmy 8+5reb+1ast, N.Robinson 6+5ast
gschID: 547727


Cocodrilos - Toros 105-91

Cocodrilos beat Toros to open 2-0 lead. Cocodrilos players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. Toros were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Jose Rodriguez (197-94) notched a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead the effort and Panamanian-American swingman Gary Forbes (201-85, college: Virginia) supported him with 23 points. Even 19 points and 5 rebounds by international guard Elder Gimenez (186-91) did not help to save the game for Toros. American-Peruvian point guard Kyle Fuller (185-92, college: Vanderbilt) added 21 points for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Cocodrilos: Y.Palacios 23+5ast, G.Forbes 23+2reb+3ast, J.Rodriguez 18+11reb, C.Garcia 12+1reb+2ast, C.Elliott 11+5reb+9ast, M.Sutton 9+5reb+2ast
Toros: K.Fuller 21+2reb+1ast, E.Gimenez 19+5reb+2ast, K.Pena 17+2reb+5ast, J.Guerrero 10+8reb+3ast, A.Barrios 9+3reb+1ast, D.Johnson 6+4reb
gschID: 547726


Marinos - Bucaneros 88-78

Marinos rallied past Bucaneros for the second consecutive win in the series. The game was mostly controlled by Marinos. Bucaneros managed to win third quarter 18-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 19-of-23 free shots (82.6 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was the former international Michael Carrera (196-93, college: S.Carolina) who scored 22 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international forward Juan Herrera (197-81) chipped in 17 points. American swingman Jordan Hamilton (201-90, college: Texas) produced 21 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and his fellow American import Latavius Williams (203-91, agency: BeoBasket) added 22 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks respectively for the guests. Four Marinos and five Bucaneros players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Marinos: M.Carrera 22+8reb+4ast, J.Herrera 17+4reb+2ast, I.Swann 13+5reb+3ast, C.Massie 11+9reb+1ast, R.Perez 10+4reb+1ast, D.Sweetney 6
Bucaneros: L.Williams 22+8reb+1ast, J.Hamilton 21+6reb+4ast, C.Cedeno 13+3reb+4ast, W.Graterol 12+3reb+2ast, J.Anderson 10+6reb+1ast, E.Diaz 0
gschID: 547725


Guaiqueries - Gigantes 87-78

Guaiqueries held off Gigantes for 2-0 lead. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Gigantes won fourth quarter 23-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guaiqueries made 21-of-27 charity shots (77.8 percent) during the game. 29 personal fouls committed by Gigantes helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Devan Downey (175-87, college: S.Carolina, agency: Octagon Europe) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. The other American import forward Marcus Melvin (206-82, college: N.Carolina St.) contributed with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Five Guaiqueries players scored in double figures. The former international forward Axiers Sucre (199-78) replied with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and American center Andrew Feeley (206-83, college: UMBC) added 16 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Gigantes. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Guaiqueries: D.Downey 19+7reb+4ast, M.Melvin 18+7reb+4ast, F.Centeno 17+5reb, C.Silva 16+4reb+3ast, M.Flores 11+8reb+3ast, K.Gransberry 3+5reb
Gigantes: A.Sucre 16+6reb+4ast, A.Feeley 16+5reb, H.Wormely 11+1reb+3ast, L.Cappare 11+1reb+1ast, F.Lucena 10+3reb, A.Arias 5+9reb
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Recap of LPB Round 1 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Guaros - Trotamundos 87-75

Guaros topped Trotamundos to gain 1-0 lead in the quarterfinal series. The game was mostly controlled by Guaros. Trotamundos managed to win fourth quarter 21-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Trotamundos helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. International point guard Heissler Guillent (186-86) stepped up and scored 19 points and 8 assists for the winners and American Lazar Hayward (225-86, college: Marquette) chipped in 13 points and 5 rebounds. Five Guaros players scored in double figures. At the losing side American forward Ricardo Powell (199-83, college: S.Carolina) responded with 22 points (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and the former international point guard David Cubillan (181-87, college: Marquette, agency: Pro Sports) scored 12 points and 6 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Guaros: H.Guillent 19+2reb+8ast, L.Bethelmy 14+4reb+1ast, N.Colmenares 13+5reb+2ast, L.Hayward 13+5reb+2ast, J.Vargas 13+5reb+1ast, E.Baez 9
Trotamundos: R.Powell 22+2reb+1ast, D.Cubillan 12+6ast, D.Lewis 11+2reb, D.Simpson 10+5reb, A.Perez 9+3reb+2ast, J.Powell 6+8reb
gschID: 547720


Cocodrilos - Toros 88-80

Cocodrilos gained the winning start to their quarterfinal series versus Toros. Cocodrilos dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Toros' 38. American guard Carl Elliott (193-83, college: G.Washington) nailed a double-double by scoring 18 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists for the winning side and his fellow American import center Maurice Sutton (211-89, college: Villanova) accounted for 20 points and 14 rebounds. American-Peruvian point guard Kyle Fuller (185-92, college: Vanderbilt) came up with 21 points and international guard Elder Gimenez (186-91) added 14 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Toros in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Cocodrilos: M.Sutton 20+14reb, C.Garcia 19+5reb+1ast, C.Elliott 18+7reb+10ast, J.Rodriguez 14+9reb+2ast, Y.Palacios 8+2reb+5ast, G.Forbes 5
Toros: K.Fuller 21+3reb+3ast, K.Pena 15+3reb+3ast, E.Gimenez 14+8reb+3ast, A.Barrios 10+4reb+5ast, H.Bayona 9+13reb+1ast, P.Brito 7+2ast
gschID: 547721


Guaiqueries - Gigantes 92-81

Guaiqueries held off Gigantes in the opener. Guaiqueries made 22-of-29 free shots (75.9 percent) during the game. American guard Devan Downey (175-87, college: S.Carolina, agency: Octagon Europe) fired 23 points and 8 assists for the winners. The former international guard Michael Flores (192-85) chipped in 20 points. Guaiqueries' coach Oscar Silva used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. The former international forward Axiers Sucre (199-78) produced 17 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and American center Andrew Feeley (206-83, college: UMBC) added 14 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Guaiqueries: D.Downey 23+3reb+8ast, M.Flores 20+3reb+1ast, M.Melvin 11+8reb+4ast, D.Ramirez 11+2reb+1ast, C.Silva 10+2reb+3ast, K.Gransberry 10+6reb
Gigantes: A.Sucre 17+9reb+4ast, A.Feeley 14+7reb+2ast, H.Cazorla 13+3reb+1ast, H.Wormely 11+2ast, O.Reed 11+8reb+3ast, F.Lucena 10+1ast
gschID: 547722


Marinos - Bucaneros 91-68

Marinos beat Bucaneros for 1-0 lead. Marinos outrebounded Bucaneros 48-29 including a 33-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Christophe Massie (206-77, college: Memphis) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 13 points and 16 rebounds. His fellow American import point guard Isaiah Swann (188-85, college: Florida St.) contributed with 24 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American swingman Jordan Hamilton (201-90, college: Texas) answered with 18 points and 8 rebounds and the former international point guard Carlos Cedeno (193-85, college: Frank Phillips JC) added 17 points and 4 assists in the effort for Bucaneros. Five Marinos and four Bucaneros players scored in double figures. Bucaneros' coach Fernando Calero gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Marinos: I.Swann 24+6reb+2ast, M.Marriaga 16+7reb, C.Massie 13+16reb+3ast, R.Perez 11+4reb+5ast, M.Carrera 10+7reb+2ast, J.Herrera 7+4reb+2ast
Bucaneros: J.Hamilton 18+8reb+1ast, C.Cedeno 17+3reb+4ast, J.Anderson 15+3reb+1ast, W.Graterol 10+8reb+4ast, S.Gay 6+4reb, K.Nino 2+2ast
gschID: 547723





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Zimbabwean National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Zimbabwean National Team 2017
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Chitsinde Tawanda
Tawanda
Simba Mungomezi
Mungomezi
Tatenda Maturure
Maturure
Dumisani Moyo
Moyo
Shonhiwa Ushe
Ushe
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Taurai Chitsinde G/F-85 Sigauke Zimbabwe

Chitsinde Tawanda 186-PG-88

Simba Mungomezi 190-G-86 JBC Zimbabwe

Tatenda Maturure G/F-90

Everisto Pasipamire 205-C-94

Neville Chivanganye 205-F/C-84

Tegama Warren 93

Nathan Warikandwa
Dolphins Botswana

Noah Pendukah


Dumisani Moyo 188-SG-90 Tshwane S. South Africa

Tinotenda Mugabe 190-G-92 JBC Zimbabwe

Shonhiwa Ushe 201-PF-88 NW Eagles South Africa


Innocent Sithole Head Coach




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Women News


Napoli keeps Gonzalez for another season - by Eurobasket News

Dike Napoli (Serie A1) re-signed 27-year old Argentinian international point guard Debora Gonzalez (170-90, agency: Players Group). She played there last season. In 24 Serie A1 games she averaged 9.6ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.7apg and 1.8spg.
The previous (15-16) season Gonzalez played at Passalacqua Spedizioni Ragusa where in 31 games she had 5.2ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.4spg. She helped them to win the cup and make to league final.
Among other achievements Gonzalez received Latinbasket.com All-South American Championships 2nd Team award back in 2013.
She has been also a member of Argentinian international program for some years. Gonzalez has regularly played for Argentinian senior team since 2010 and previously for U19 National Team between 2007 and 2009.
She also represented Argentina at the Olympic Games Additional Qualifying Round in Nantes (France) last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 5.3ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 30.4%, FT: 70.0%.
Gonzalez has quite traveled the world as her pro career brought her to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Gonzalez has played previously professionally in Italy (C.U.S. Chieti and Pall.Pozzuoli) and Argentina (Lanus).

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Belfius Namur adds Ortiz to their roster - by Eurobasket News

BC Belfius Namur Capitale (Top Division Women) added to their roster 25-year old Spaniard point guard Mariona Ortiz (183-92). She played last season at CCC Polkowice in Polish TBLK. In 32 games she recorded 4.0ppg, 2.3rpg, 4.3apg and 1.2spg. Ortiz helped them to make it to the semifinals. She also played 14 games in Euroleague where she averaged 6.4ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.5apg and 1.9spg.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Ortiz spent at Zamarat in Spanish LFB. In 16 games she had 8.9ppg, 5.2rpg, 5.4apg and 2.8spg. The other team she played that season for was Perfumerias Avenida in Spanish LFB. In 8 games she got just 2.0ppg and 1.9apg. Ortiz also played 3 games in Euroleague where she got only 1.3ppg and 1.0rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others her team made it to the Spanish LFB final in 2016. Ortiz was also voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 1st Team back in 2012.
She represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Debrecen (Hungary) five years ago. Ortiz's team won Gold and her stats at that event were 9 games: 8.9ppg, 5.2rpg, Assists-5 (3.0apg), 2.4spg, FGP: 44.1%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 68.8%.
Ortiz has played also professionally for other Spanish teams like Argon Uni Girona and Mataro.

BC Belfius Namur Capitale roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Elena Bestagno
Mariona Ortiz

Forward:
Hanne Mestdagh

Center:
Josefin Vesterberg

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Spain beat Belgium in exhibition game - by Eurobasket News

Belgium - Spain 59:69

Spain rallied past Belgium in the friendly encounter in Wevelgem. Alba Torrens (188-F-89) scored 19 points to lead the visitors.
Spain fired 23 points in the opening quarter to take an 8-point lead. The visitors extended the lead in the second term. Spain established a 38:28 halftime advantage. Belgium however narrowed the gap in the third term. The hosts pulled within five points at the final break 48:53. But Spain held their opponents to just 11 points in the fourth period to race to the win. Laura Gil (190-C-92) provided 12 points, while Laura Nicholls (189-C-89, agency: ProDep Management) accounted for 11 points in the victory. Ann Wauters (194-C-80, agency: ProDep Management) responded with 20 points for Belgium. Emma Meesseman (192-C-93, agency: LBM Management) had 16 points in the defeat.

Belgium: Ann Wauters 20, Emma Meesseman 16
Spain: Alba Torrens 19, Laura Gil 12, Laura Nicholls 11



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Nicaragua outscore Costa Rica at Parque Luis A Velasquez Venue - by Eurobasket News

Nicaragua outscore Costa Rica 54-43 in at Parque Luis A Velasquez Venue. Trailing 12-14 at the end of the first period, Nicaragua took a narrow lead at the halftime. Moreover they posted a decisive 23-9 surge in the third frame to seal the victory. Jenny Salomon stepped up with 14 points for the winners, while Ileana Guerrero, Lais Mago (91) and Tisha Slate had 7 each. Beatriz Alfaro and Rebeca Retana scored 6 points apiece in a loss.


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Croatia suffer tough loss against Hungary, 53-113 - by Zeljko Zule

Croatian national team took a 53-113 defeat to Hungary in the second frienldy game tonight in Szekesfehervar. Lea Miletic (185-PF-95) and Ana-Marija Begic (190-C-94) both scored 12 points and Ruzica Dzankic (179-SF-94) 10.

Hungary-Croatia 113-53 (20-9, 32-16, 26-13, 35-15)
Hungary: Medgyessy 4, Fegyverneky 13, Simon 10, Nagy-Bujdoso 16, Krivacevic 14, Zele 11, Dubei 3, Licskai 2, Hatar 5, Katona 9, D.Nagy 18, Zs.Varga 8. Coach: Svitek.
Croatia: Begic 12, Buzov, Bracun, Premasunac DNP, Mamic 6, Todoric 2, Miloglav 1, Dzankic 19, Majstorovic 3, Rados 5, Packovski 2, Perisa, Miletic 12. Coach: Jelavic.



Another loss for Croatia - by Zeljko Zule

Croatia suffered another loss, 57-68 in a friendly match against Hungary. Ana-Marija Begic (190-C-94) scored 21 points, Carmen Miloglav (170-G-91, college: FIU) and Klaudija Perisa (180-SG-96) both added 10 points. Croatia were outscored 6-20 in the quarter and trailed by as many as 30 points, 33-63, earyl in the fourth quarter.

Hungary-Croatia 68-57 (25-16, 12-11, 20-6,11-24)
Hungary: Hatar 2, Medgyesy 4, Nagy 8, Simon 15, Katona, D. Nagy 7, Denesne-Fegyverneky 10, Varga 2, Licskai 1, Krivacevic 10, Zele 7, Dubei Debora 2. Coach: Svitek.
Croatia: Premasunac 5, Begic 21, Mamic 2, Todoric 2, Miloglav 10, Miletic 2, Perisa 10, Buzov 2, Majstorovic, Packovski, Dzankic 3, Rados. Coach: Jelavic.



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Slovakia rout Czech Republic in friendly - by Eurobasket News

Slovakia overcame Czech Republic 73-51 away from home in a friendly game. The guests took a 23-16 lead at the end of the first period and dominated the rest of the game. They enjoyed a 12-point lead at the halftime and increased to a 65-39 after 30 minutes. Zuzana Zirkova (175-PG-80) top-scored for the winners with 17 points, while Sabina Oroszova (190-PF-93, college: E.Illinois) added 13. Barbora Balintova (175-PG-94) followed them with 12 points. Katerina Elhotova (180-SG-89) replied with 19 points for Czech Republic and Alena Hanusova (190-C-91) posted 8.


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  FRANCE  


Jenny Fouasseau signs at Hainaut - by Eurobasket News

Union Saint-Amand Porte du Hainaut (LFB) landed 25-year old forward Jenny Fouasseau (179-92) from Union Lyon Basket Feminin. In 28 LFB games she averaged 8.9ppg, 2.6rpg and 2.3apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Fouasseau played at Arras Pays d'Artois Basket Feminin where in 26 LFB games she had 9.8ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.1apg and 1.2spg.
Her team won French LF2 Regular Season in 2014.
Fouasseau represented France at the World Championships U19 in Chile six years ago. Her stats at that event were 8 games: 6.8ppg, 3.8rpg, FGP: 33.3%, 3PT: 32.3%.
Fouasseau has played previously for three other teams: COB Calais, Reims and Saint Jacques Sport Reims II.

Union Saint-Amand Porte du Hainaut roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Bintou Dieme-Marizy

Forwards:
Egle Sulciute
Katarina Tetemondova
Jenny Fouasseau

Coach: Fabrice Fernandes

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Egle Sulciute (ex San Martino) joins Hainaut - by Eurobasket News

Union Saint-Amand Porte du Hainaut (LFB) agreed terms with 32-year old Lithuanian international power forward Egle Sulciute (190-85). She played last season at San Martino in Italian Serie A1. In 23 games she had 12.4ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.7apg and 1.7spg. Quite impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian A1 Honorable Mention and All-Bosmans Team.
The previous (15-16) season Sulciute played at Sleza Wroclaw in Polish TBLK where in 29 games she recorded 8.6ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.0apg. She helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals.
Sulciute has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Lithuanian senior team since 2002 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2005.
Sulciute also represented Lithuania at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 11.7ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.3spg, FGP: 63.6%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 75.0%.
Sulciute is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in Spain (Perfumerias Avenida and Real Celta Vigo), Turkey (Galatasaray), France (Mondeville) and Lithuania (VICI Aistes and Utena).

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Hainaut lands Katarina Tetemondova - by Eurobasket News

Union Saint-Amand Porte du Hainaut (LFB) tabbed 29-year old Slovakian international forward Katarina Tetemondova (188-88). She played most recently at Mann Filter in Spanish LFB league. In 25 games she averaged 12.2ppg, 7.7rpg, 1.7apg and 1.7spg last season. She can count that year as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LFB Honorable Mention and All-Bosmans Team.
The previous (15-16) season Tetemondova played at MBK Ruzomberok in Slovakian Extraliga where in 31 games she had 13.9ppg, 9.4rpg, 2.8apg and 2.5spg. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as she was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian Extraliga Domestic Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and selected to 1st Team. Tetemondova also played 6 games in CEWL where she recorded 10.8ppg, 5.3rpg, 2.2apg and 2.5spg.
Tetemondova has been also a member of Slovakian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Slovakian senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2008.
Tetemondova also represented Slovakia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 3.8ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.3spg, 1.0bpg.
Tetemondova has played also professionally in Hungary (UNIQA Sopron), Czech Republic (Handicap) and Slovakia (Poprad and Banska Bystrica).

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Lyon signs Haley Peters - by Eurobasket News

Union Lyon Basket Feminin (LFB) signed 25-year old American forward Haley Peters (190-92, college: Duke, agency: ProDep Management). She played this summer at San Antonio Silver Stars (WNBA), but got released. In two games she had 4.5ppg and 1.0rpg. The last season Peters played at Argon Uni Girona in Spanish league where in 10 Eurocup games she recorded 13.1ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.8apg.
She has played previously professionally in WNBA (Washington Mystics) and Spain (Universitario de Ferrol and Conquero).
Peters attended Duke University until 2014 and it will be her fourth season as a professional player.
She could be described: One of the hardest working players ... very versatile and tough on the court ... can play the two, three and four positions ... a fierce competitor.

Union Lyon Basket Feminin roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Paoline Salagnac
Ingrid Tanqueray
Melanie Plust
Julie Allemand

Forwards:
Marieme Badiane
Haley Peters

Center:
Djene Diawara

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Hainaut welcomes back Dieme-Marizy - by Eurobasket News

Union Saint-Amand Porte du Hainaut (LFB) tabbed 33-year old Senegalese international point guard Bintou Dieme-Marizy (164-84). It is actually her comeback to Saint-Amand as she has played here before. Dieme-Marizy played most recently at Tarbes Gespe Bigorre in the LFB. In 27 games she averaged 9.6ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.6apg (top 4) and 1.6spg last season. She can count that year as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com French LFB All-Imports Team and Honorable Mention.
Dieme-Marizy's team made it to the French LFB Cup final in 2008.
She also represented Senegal at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. Her stats at that event were 5 games: 2.8ppg, 1.0rpg, 2.2apg.
Dieme-Marizy has played previously professionally also in Spain (Joventud Mariana) and France (Villeneuve D'Ascq, Toulouse, Lyon and Le Havre).

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Lyon welcomes back Badiane - by Eurobasket News

Union Lyon Basket Feminin (LFB) tabbed 23-year old power forward Marieme Badiane (190-94). It is actually her comeback to Lyon as she has played here before. Badiane played most recently at USO Mondeville in the LFB. In 27 games she averaged 14.1ppg, 8.3rpg, 2.1apg and 1.3spg last season. She can count that year as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-French LFB Honorable Mention.
Badiane represented France at the European Championships U20 for Women in Udine (Italy) three years ago. Her team won Gold and her stats at that event were 9 games: 8.1ppg, Reb-5 (8.9rpg), FGP: 49.0%, 3PT: 20.8%, FT: 66.7%.
Badiane has played previously for two other teams: Reims and Centre Federal BB.

Union Lyon Basket Feminin roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Paoline Salagnac
Ingrid Tanqueray
Melanie Plust
Julie Allemand

Forward:
Marieme Badiane

Center:
Djene Diawara

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Charnay celebrate N1 title - by Eurobasket News

Charnay celebrate N1 title in France finishing the Final stage with a 4-2 record. In the decisive game they overcame Pays Rochelais 17 65-40. Arnita Ramata (179-F-96) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Majda netted 16. Johanna Cortinovis (190-F/C-86) followed them with 12 points.
Reze and La Tronche also finished with 4-2 records, however due to the basket difference finished second and third respectively.



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GiroLive Panthers Osnabruck SC adds Taylor to their roster - by Juliane Hoehne

GiroLive Panthers Osnabruck SC (2.Bundesliga) added to their roster 26-year old American guard Dara Taylor (173-91, college: The Pennsylvania State) from TG Neuss Tigers. In 25 2.Bundesliga games in Germany she recorded 14.1ppg, 4.4rpg, 5.8apg (leader !!!) and 3.4spg (in top 3) last season. She helped them to make it to the group semifinals. A very spectacular season in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga North 3rd Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Taylor's team won Big Ten Regular Season in 2013. She was also voted All-Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year back in 2014 at her college time.
Taylor has played also professionally in Poland (AZS UMCS Lublin).
She attended The Pennsylvania State until 2014 and it will be her second season as a professional player.

GiroLive Panthers Osnabruck SC roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ramona Tews
Dara Taylor
Constanze Wegner
Melina Knopp
Jenny Strozyk

Forwards:
Milica Milosev
Mikaela Gustafsson
Tonia Dolle
Emma Eichmeyer

Coach: Mario Zurkowski

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Energy narrowly defeat Talents - by Eurobasket News

Energy narrowly defeat Talents in the latest game of the Liga Metropolitana. Energy grabbed an 8-5 record after a 65-62 win. Talents meanwhile also suffered their 5th loss and fell at 9-5 record.
Nolitas meanwhile on top with a 14-0 record. Club Talents is also undefeated with a 13-0 record, while USAC is third with a 12-2.



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Miskolc signs Zenta Melnika - by Eurobasket News

Aluinvent DVTK Miskolc (A Division) signed 26-year old Latvian international center Zenta Melnika (197-91). She played last season at Udominate in Swedish Damligan. In 6 Eurocup games she had very impressive stats: 16.0ppg, 11.2rpg, 2.0apg and 1.0bpg.
The previous (15-16) season Melnika played at TTT Riga in Latvian LSBL. The team played in four different competitions (!!!) that year, and she had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 22 games she recorded 11.7ppg, 8.4rpg and 1.2apg. Quite impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com Latvian-Estonian NBL 2nd Team. Melnika also played 10 games in Eurocup where she averaged 9.9ppg, 7.8rpg and 1.7bpg. She also played 9 games in EEWBL where she got 9.2ppg, 8.6rpg, 1.9apg and 1.6bpg. Melnika helped them to win the EEWBL championship (twice) (also twice).
She has been also a member of Latvian international program for some years. Melnika has regularly played for Latvian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2010.
She represented Latvia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 0pts, 1.0rpg.
Melnika has played also professionally in Greece (Asteras and Athinaikos), Italy (Taranto) and Romania (Alba Iulia).

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Miskolc signs Kirby Burkholder - by Eurobasket News

Aluinvent DVTK Miskolc (A Division) signed 25-year old American guard Kirby Burkholder (183-92, college: JMU, agency: Interperformances) from ZTE Noi Kosarlabda Klub. In 27 A Division games in Hungary she was the best scorer with impressive 17.5ppg and averaged 6.7rpg, 1.9apg and 2.2spg (in top 3) last season. A very impressive year as she was named to Eurobasket.com Hungarian League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Burkholder was tested by Belfius Namur in Belgian Top Division Women where in two games she had 11.0ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.5apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Burkholder's college team won CAA Tournament in 2011 and 2014. She was also voted All-CAA Player of the Year back in 2014.
Burkholder has played also professionally in Italy (Orvieto).
She attended James Madison University until 2014 and it will be her fourth season as a professional player.

Aluinvent DVTK Miskolc roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dora Nagy
Kirby Burkholder

Forward:
Tereza Peckova

Center:
Zenta Melnika

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Dora Nagy agreed terms with Miskolc - by Eurobasket News

Aluinvent DVTK Miskolc (A Division) inked 22-year old international point guard Dora Nagy (170-95) from ZTE Noi Kosarlabda Klub. Nagy has played there for the last three years. In 27 A Division games she recorded 12.9ppg, 3.4rpg, 3.3apg and 1.8spg last season.
Among other achievements her team won Hungarian Cup in 2014. Nagy received also Eurobasket.com Hungarian League All-Domestic Players Team award in 2015 and 2016.
She has been also a member of Hungarian international program for some years. Nagy has regularly played for Hungarian senior team since 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2014 and 2015.
She also represented Hungary at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 0pts.
Nagy has played previously for three other teams: UNI Gyor, PEAC Pecs and Autopark Pecsi VSK.

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  ICELAND  


Iceland beat Luxembourg to finish second in San Marino - by Eurobasket News

Iceland - Luxembourg 59-44

Iceland beat Luxembourg to finish second in San Marino at the 2017 Games of the Small States of Europe. Iceland posted 59-44 for silver, while Luxembourg took bronze.
Iceland took 13-9 lead at the end of the first quarter and added an 18-10 rally in the second frame. Moreover Iceland closed the game with the final 15-12 run to seal the victory.
Helena Sverrisdottir (184-F/G-88, college: TCU) top-scored for the winners with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Emelia Osk Gunnarsdottir (174-G/F-98) posted 10, while Sara Run Hinriksdottir (185-F-96) poured in 6. Nadia Mossong (182-F-86, college: E.Kentucky) ended up with 14 points in a loss and Cathy Schmit (170-G-90) scored 8.

Iceland: Helena Sverrisdottir 21 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists, Emelia Osk Gunnarsdottir 10, Sara Run Hinriksdottir 6
Luxembourg: Nadia Mossong 14, Cathy Schmit 8



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Maccabi R.Gan signs Nof Kedem - by Lior Hai

Bnot Maccabi Ramat Gan (D1) signed 23-year old shooting guard Nof Kedem (170-94, college: Northwestern) from Ramat Hasharon. In 20 D1 games she had 10.1ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.9apg and 1.3spg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Kedem's team made it to the Big Ten Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2015 and 2016). She was also voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division B Honorable Mention back in 2012 at her college time.
Kedem represented Israel at the European Championships U20 Division B for Women in Sofia (Bulgaria) three years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 7.4ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 26.9%, 3PT: 27.0%, FT: 69.2%.
Kedem graduated from Northwestern University in 2016 and it is her second season as a professional player.

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Liberty tabs Chelsea Hopkins, ex Maccabi R.Gan - by Eurobasket News

New York Liberty inked 27-year old point guard Chelsea Hopkins (173-90, college: San Diego State). She has played for the last two years at Maccabi R.Gan in Israeli D1 league. In 29 games she averaged 14.3ppg, 11.3rpg (#3 in the league), 8.4apg (leader !!!) and 2.0spg last season. Hopkins helped them to win the cup.
The previous (15-16) season she played also at Bnot Maccabi Ramat Gan in D1 where in 29 games she had 11.8ppg, 7.9rpg, 6.3apg and 2.3spg. Hopkins contributed to her team winning the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the Cup final. A very good season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 2nd Team.
Among other achievements she received All-MWC Player of the Year award and WBCA All-NCAA D1 Honorable Mention award back in 2013 at her college time.
Hopkins has played previously professionally also in WNBA (Phoenix Mercury and San Antonio Silver Stars) and Israel (Bnot Hertzeliya).
She attended San Diego State until 2013 and it will be her fifth season in pro basketball.

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Tognalini re-signs at Lucca - by Eurobasket News

Gesam Gas Le Mura Lucca (Serie A1) confirmed in their roster 26-year old international forward Federica Tognalini (182-91). She played there last season. In 30 Serie A1 games she had 4.4ppg and 2.7rpg. Tognalini helped them to win the A1 title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place. They also made it to the Cup final (twice).
The previous (15-16) season she played at Meccanica Nova Vigarano where in 28 games she recorded 8.4ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.6spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Tognalini was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Honorable Mention back in 2009.
She has been also a member of Italian international program for some years. Tognalini has regularly played for Italian senior team since 2011 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
She also represented Italy at the 3x3 European Championships in Bucharest last year.
Tognalini has played previously for six other teams: C.U.S. Chieti, Geas Sesto San Giovanni, Bologna, Umbertide, Napoli and San Raffaele Basket Virtus Roma.

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Crippa re-signs at Lucca - by Eurobasket News

Gesam Gas Le Mura Lucca (Serie A1) confirmed in their roster 28-year old international swingman Martina Crippa (178-89, agency: SPORTlab Agency). She has played there for the last four seasons. In 31 Serie A1 games she had 6.5ppg, 3.4rpg and 2.9spg last season. Crippa helped them to win the A1 title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place. They also made it to the Cup final (twice).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she was voted Eurobasket.com Italian A1 All-Domestic Players Team in 2015 and 2016.
Crippa has been also a member of Italian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Italian senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
Crippa also represented Italy at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 5 games: 2.6ppg, 1.0rpg.
Crippa has played previously for three other teams: CA Romagna, Taranto and Geas Sesto San Giovanni.

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Lucca keeps Battisodo for another season - by Eurobasket News

Gesam Gas Le Mura Lucca (Serie A1) re-signed 29-year old former international guard Valeria Battisodo (176-88, agency: SPORTlab Agency). She played there last season. In 30 Serie A1 games she recorded 5.0ppg and 1.2rpg. Battisodo helped them to win the A1 title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place. They also made it to the Cup final (twice).
The previous (15-16) season she played at Familia Schio where in 22 games she averaged just 2.5ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.2apg. Battisodo contributed to her team winning the Supercup. She also played 2 games in Euroleague where she had only 1.5ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.5apg and 1.0spg.
Among other achievements Battisodo received Eurobasket.com Italian A1 All-Defensive Team award back in 2013.
She was also a member of Italian international program for some years. Battisodo played for Italian Senior National Team back in 2007 and previously for U18 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
She also represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Chieti (Italy) nine years ago.
Battisodo has played previously for three other teams: Parma, CA Romagna and Umbertide.

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Sesto SG beat Bologna to step closer to A1 promotion - by Eurobasket News

Sesto SG - Bologna 51-40

Sesto SG gained 11-point advantage before the return leg of A1 promotion series versus Bologna. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 51-40. Sesto SG dominated on the defensive end, holding Bologna to just 7 points in third quarter and to 14 points in second half. Sesto SG forced 21 Bologna turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of Beatrice Barberis (178-95, agency: SPORTlab Agency) who helped to win the game recording 9 points and 9 rebounds and the former international forward Elisa Ercoli (191-95, agency: SPORTlab Agency) who added 12 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side the former international forward Alessandra Tava (183-91) responded with 9 points and 5 rebounds and power forward Chiara Cadoni (182-94) scored 9 points and 6 rebounds. Bologna's coach Paolo Andreoli rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Sesto SG: E.Ercoli 12+7reb, V.Galbiati 11+1reb+3ast, B.Barberis 9+9reb+1ast, V.Schieppati 8+8reb+1ast, F.Gambarini 6+2reb, G.Arturi 5+4reb+4ast
Bologna: F.Franceschelli 10+4reb, A.Tava 9+5reb+2ast, C.Cadoni 9+6reb, R.D'Alie 6+5reb+1ast, E.Tassinari 4+2reb, F.Nannucci 2+3reb
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Napoli keeps Gonzalez for another season - by Eurobasket News

Dike Napoli (Serie A1) re-signed 27-year old Argentinian international point guard Debora Gonzalez (170-90, agency: Players Group). She played there last season. In 24 Serie A1 games she averaged 9.6ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.7apg and 1.8spg.
The previous (15-16) season Gonzalez played at Passalacqua Spedizioni Ragusa where in 31 games she had 5.2ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.4spg. She helped them to win the cup and make to league final.
Among other achievements Gonzalez received Latinbasket.com All-South American Championships 2nd Team award back in 2013.
She has been also a member of Argentinian international program for some years. Gonzalez has regularly played for Argentinian senior team since 2010 and previously for U19 National Team between 2007 and 2009.
She also represented Argentina at the Olympic Games Additional Qualifying Round in Nantes (France) last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 5.3ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 30.4%, FT: 70.0%.
Gonzalez has quite traveled the world as her pro career brought her to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Gonzalez has played previously professionally in Italy (C.U.S. Chieti and Pall.Pozzuoli) and Argentina (Lanus).

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Miskolc signs Zenta Melnika - by Eurobasket News

Aluinvent DVTK Miskolc (A Division) signed 26-year old Latvian international center Zenta Melnika (197-91). She played last season at Udominate in Swedish Damligan. In 6 Eurocup games she had very impressive stats: 16.0ppg, 11.2rpg, 2.0apg and 1.0bpg.
The previous (15-16) season Melnika played at TTT Riga in Latvian LSBL. The team played in four different competitions (!!!) that year, and she had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 22 games she recorded 11.7ppg, 8.4rpg and 1.2apg. Quite impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com Latvian-Estonian NBL 2nd Team. Melnika also played 10 games in Eurocup where she averaged 9.9ppg, 7.8rpg and 1.7bpg. She also played 9 games in EEWBL where she got 9.2ppg, 8.6rpg, 1.9apg and 1.6bpg. Melnika helped them to win the EEWBL championship (twice) (also twice).
She has been also a member of Latvian international program for some years. Melnika has regularly played for Latvian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2010.
She represented Latvia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 0pts, 1.0rpg.
Melnika has played also professionally in Greece (Asteras and Athinaikos), Italy (Taranto) and Romania (Alba Iulia).

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Egle Sulciute (ex San Martino) joins Hainaut - by Eurobasket News

Union Saint-Amand Porte du Hainaut (LFB) agreed terms with 32-year old Lithuanian international power forward Egle Sulciute (190-85). She played last season at San Martino in Italian Serie A1. In 23 games she had 12.4ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.7apg and 1.7spg. Quite impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian A1 Honorable Mention and All-Bosmans Team.
The previous (15-16) season Sulciute played at Sleza Wroclaw in Polish TBLK where in 29 games she recorded 8.6ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.0apg. She helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals.
Sulciute has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Lithuanian senior team since 2002 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2005.
Sulciute also represented Lithuania at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 11.7ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.3spg, FGP: 63.6%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 75.0%.
Sulciute is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in Spain (Perfumerias Avenida and Real Celta Vigo), Turkey (Galatasaray), France (Mondeville) and Lithuania (VICI Aistes and Utena).

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Iceland beat Luxembourg to finish second in San Marino - by Eurobasket News

Iceland - Luxembourg 59-44

Iceland beat Luxembourg to finish second in San Marino at the 2017 Games of the Small States of Europe. Iceland posted 59-44 for silver, while Luxembourg took bronze.
Iceland took 13-9 lead at the end of the first quarter and added an 18-10 rally in the second frame. Moreover Iceland closed the game with the final 15-12 run to seal the victory.
Helena Sverrisdottir (184-F/G-88, college: TCU) top-scored for the winners with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Emelia Osk Gunnarsdottir (174-G/F-98) posted 10, while Sara Run Hinriksdottir (185-F-96) poured in 6. Nadia Mossong (182-F-86, college: E.Kentucky) ended up with 14 points in a loss and Cathy Schmit (170-G-90) scored 8.

Iceland: Helena Sverrisdottir 21 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists, Emelia Osk Gunnarsdottir 10, Sara Run Hinriksdottir 6
Luxembourg: Nadia Mossong 14, Cathy Schmit 8



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Jayden Fuiava selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

   #1. This week's number one is U18 international Jayden Fuiava (99, currently plays in Australia). She led Logan Thunder to an easy victory against the 15th-ranked Rollers (0-6) crushing them 113-29 in the Australian State League (second division) in Saturday night's game. Fuiava scored 17 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and dished 3 assists (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line) in 21 minutes on the court. Logan Thunder (4-1) is placed third in QBL group. It was her team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Fuiava's fourth year with the team. She has relatively good stats this season: 10.8ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.5apg, 2FGP: 73.7%(14-19) in four games she played so far. Fuiava is currently a member of the New Zealand U18 national team.

Aleesha Coulter
Aleesha Coulter
   #2. Second place goes to former U18 international guard Aleesha Coulter (173-93, college: La-Monroe, currently plays in Australia). Coulter could not help Bruins (7-4) to beat Spireds (10-0). It was not her best game last Saturday. Coulter scored only 2 points in 13 minutes. The third-placed Bruins (7-4) were badly defeated 77-57 on the road by the leading Spireds in the WARATAH group. It's Coulter's first season with the team. This year she averages: 4.6ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.3apg, 3FGP: 24.0% in seven games. Coulter played for the New Zealand U18 national team in 2009.

Lisa Wallbutton
Lisa Wallbutton
   #3. The New Zealand player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Lisa Wallbutton (183-86, currently plays in Australia). She was not able to help Redbacks in their game against Suns (4-14) in the Australian State League (second division). Wallbutton's contribution was not very remarkable in Friday's game. She scored only 2 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. her team were defeated 81-77 in Kalamunda by the much lower-ranked Suns (#13) in the SBL group. Wallbutton's overall stats this season are: 4.4ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.1apg, 1.1bpg, 2FGP: 52.8% and FT: 33.3%. She is also a member of the New Zealand senior national team.

Micaela Cocks
Micaela Cocks
   #4. Guard Micaela Cocks (174-86, college: Oregon, currently plays in Australia) was the major contributor in Meteorettes' victory against the 14th-ranked Pirates (0-4) 92-84 in the Australian State League (second division) last Sunday. Cocks scored 22 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 7 assists in 33 minutes. Mackay Meteorettes (5-0) are placed first in QBL group. So far her team won all five games in the Regular Season. Cocks has individually a very good year with high stats. She averages: 15.7ppg, 4.5rpg and 3.7apg in six games. Cocks is also New Zealand national team player.

Chevannah Paalvast
Chevannah Paalvast
   #5. International swingman Chevannah Paalvast (180-91, college: Monmouth, currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Micaela Cocks and both played together in the last Australian State League game. Paalvast led Meteorettes to a victory against the 14th-ranked Pirates (0-4) 92-84. She scored 11 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Paalvast's overall stats this season are: 9.7ppg, 4.0rpg and 3.0apg. She plays currently for the New Zealand national team.

Antonia Edmondson
Antonia Edmondson
   #6. Guard Antonia Edmondson (181-87, currently plays in Australia) led Hawks to a victory over the seventh-ranked Wanneroo (5-8) 76-58 in the Australian State League (second division) in Saturday night's game. Edmondson was MVP of the game. She had a double-double by scoring 22 points and getting 11 rebounds. Edmondson also added 4 assists in 35 minutes. Perry Lakes Hawks (15-3) are placed in SBL group. This year Edmondson has relatively solid stats: 14.1ppg, 6.8rpg, 2.9apg and 1.4spg in eight games. She is an international player who is currently on the senior New Zealand National Team roster.

Natalie Taylor
Natalie Taylor
   #7. An experienced former international forward Natalie Taylor (182-84, college: SE Missouri St., currently plays in Australia) was the main contributor in a Brisbane Spartans' victory against the second-ranked Capitals (4-0) 70-59 in a derby game in the Australian State League (second division) last Saturday. Taylor was the best player in that game. She scored 18 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group QBL. Brisbane Spartans (4-0) are placed second. So far her team won all four games in the Regular Season. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Taylor's overall stats this year are: 9.8ppg, 5.5rpg and 2.8apg. She used to play for the New Zealand national team four years ago.

Kalani Purcell
Kalani Purcell
   #8. Forward Kalani Purcell (188-95, college: BYU, currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Natalie Taylor and both played together in the last Australian State League game. Purcell contributed to a Brisbane Spartans' victory against the second-ranked Capitals (4-0) 70-59 in a derby game. She scored 16 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 26 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Purcell's first season in pro basketball. This year Purcell's overall stats are: 10.0ppg, 9.0rpg and 3.5apg in two games. She plays currently for the New Zealand national team.

   #9. Former U20 international guard Jessica Renata (175-96, currently plays in Australia) faced previously mentioned Jayden Fuiava in the Australian State League last game. Renata was not able to secure a victory for Rollers (2-4) in their game against Logan Thunder (2-3). She was the second best scorer with 6 points in 19 minutes. It was her first game for Rollers this season. Rollers (#9) were crushed 113-29 in Loganholme by the higher-ranked (#7) Logan Thunder in the QBL group. Renata used to play for the New Zealand U20 national team three years ago.

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

   #1. Experienced Alicia Poto (166-PG-78, currently plays in Australia) contributed to an easy victory against the fifth-ranked Bruins (4-4) crushing them 77-57 in the Australian State League (second division) last Saturday. She scored 6 points, had 11 rebounds and dished 9 assists. Hornsby Spiders (10-0) are placed first in WARATAH group. So far her team won all ten games in the Regular Season. This season Poto has relatively solid stats: 12.7ppg, 8.5rpg, 7.5apg and 2.8spg. She has a dual citizenship: New Zealand and Australian.

   #2. Shanice Swain (165-G-93, currently plays in Australia). Swain could not help Wanneroo (5-8) to beat Hawks (6-9). She scored 6 points and added 3 assists. Wanneroo (#7) were badly defeated 76-58 on the road by the lower-ranked Hawks (#9) in the SBL group. Swain's total stats this season are: 3.9ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg.

   #3. Moengaroa Subritzky (178-G-93, college: Md-E Shore, currently plays in Australia) was the major contributor in Power's victory against the sixth-ranked Flames (3-3) 96-84 in the Australian State League (second division) on Friday night. She scored 21 points and grabbed 6 rebounds; not bad, considering it's only Subritzky's first season in pro basketball. Gladstone Port City Power (2-1) is placed eighth in QBL group. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Subritzky has individually a very good season with high stats. She averages: 16.0ppg, 7.0rpg, 2.0apg and 2.0spg.

   #4. Kayla Kiriau (173-G-93, currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Moengaroa Subritzky and both played together in the last Australian State League game. Kiriau led Power to a victory against the sixth-ranked Flames (3-3) 96-84. She scored 13 points, grabbed 5 boards, passed 3 assists and added 4 steals in 40 minutes. Kiriau has reliable stats this year: 12.3ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.3apg and 2.0spg in three games she played so far.

   #5. Charmian Mellars (182-F-79, currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Moengaroa Subritzky. She played also in the last Australian State League game facing Kayla Kiriau (above) in the other team. Mellars contributed to Power's victory against the sixth-ranked Flames (3-3) 96-84. She scored 6 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Mellars' total stats this season are: 7.0ppg, 8.0rpg and 1.3apg.

   #6. Alicia Carline (190-F-93, college: Portland St., currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Moengaroa Subritzky. She played also in the last Australian State League game facing Charmian Mellars (above) in the other team. Carline managed to help Gladstone Port City Power in a victory against the sixth-ranked Flames 96-84. She scored only 4 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 25 minutes. It was her first game for Power this season.



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Nicaragua outscore Costa Rica at Parque Luis A Velasquez Venue - by Eurobasket News

Nicaragua outscore Costa Rica 54-43 in at Parque Luis A Velasquez Venue. Trailing 12-14 at the end of the first period, Nicaragua took a narrow lead at the halftime. Moreover they posted a decisive 23-9 surge in the third frame to seal the victory. Jenny Salomon stepped up with 14 points for the winners, while Ileana Guerrero, Lais Mago (91) and Tisha Slate had 7 each. Beatriz Alfaro and Rebeca Retana scored 6 points apiece in a loss.


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Vitoria SC triumph in Division 1 - by Eurobasket News

Vitoria SC triumphed in Divisao 1 surprising the team in the play-offs. In the Final gam they beat Guifoes Sport Clube 60-54. Vitoria scored 18 points in the first period and then in the third that was the decisive moments in the game. Carissa Crutchfield (173-G-92, college: Arizona) erupted with 30 points and 11 rebounds to pace the winners. Miranda posted 17, while Ana Moura added 9. Joana Cruz (176-SF-92) answered with 24 points and 13 rebounds in a loss. Leite scored 10 and Fonseca poured in 9.


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Russia narrowly defeat Turkey in Moscow - by Eurobasket News

Russia narrowly defeat Turkey 59-58 in Moscow in the first game between two teams. Russia started strong and took a 20-13 lead at the end of the first period. The guests woke up later in the game and managed to win the second and the third periods to take a 3-point lead with 10 minutes to go. Russia however needed a 15-11 run in the last stanza to seal the victory. Maria Vadeeva (193-C-98) top-scored for the winners with 12 points and Eugeniya Belyakova (182-SF-86, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) netted 11. Elena Kirillova (186-SG-86, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) and Zhosselina Maiga (193-C-96) ended up with 9 points in a win. Quanitra Hollingsworth (196-C-88, college: VCU) responded with 13 points for Turkey.


Dynamo Moscow signs Lang just out of college - by Eurobasket News

Dynamo Moscow (PBL) agreed terms with 22-year old American center Kelsey Lang (196-95). She just graduated from Texas (NCAA). Lang has played there for the last four years. In 34 games she had 9.1ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.3apg and 2.3bpg last season. She helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Big 12 Conference. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Quite impressive season as she was named to CoSIDA NCAA Division I Academic All-District 7 1st Team and All-Big 12 Honorable Mention.
As mentioned above Lang is just out of the college and it will be her first season as a pro.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she played in the final of Big 12 Tournament for two years in a row (2015 and 2016).

Dynamo Moscow roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Evgeniya Korotygina
Victoria Mazur

Forward:
Ekaterina Ryabova

Center:
Kelsey Lang

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Hainaut welcomes back Dieme-Marizy - by Eurobasket News

Union Saint-Amand Porte du Hainaut (LFB) tabbed 33-year old Senegalese international point guard Bintou Dieme-Marizy (164-84). It is actually her comeback to Saint-Amand as she has played here before. Dieme-Marizy played most recently at Tarbes Gespe Bigorre in the LFB. In 27 games she averaged 9.6ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.6apg (top 4) and 1.6spg last season. She can count that year as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com French LFB All-Imports Team and Honorable Mention.
Dieme-Marizy's team made it to the French LFB Cup final in 2008.
She also represented Senegal at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. Her stats at that event were 5 games: 2.8ppg, 1.0rpg, 2.2apg.
Dieme-Marizy has played previously professionally also in Spain (Joventud Mariana) and France (Villeneuve D'Ascq, Toulouse, Lyon and Le Havre).

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Hainaut lands Katarina Tetemondova - by Eurobasket News

Union Saint-Amand Porte du Hainaut (LFB) tabbed 29-year old Slovakian international forward Katarina Tetemondova (188-88). She played most recently at Mann Filter in Spanish LFB league. In 25 games she averaged 12.2ppg, 7.7rpg, 1.7apg and 1.7spg last season. She can count that year as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LFB Honorable Mention and All-Bosmans Team.
The previous (15-16) season Tetemondova played at MBK Ruzomberok in Slovakian Extraliga where in 31 games she had 13.9ppg, 9.4rpg, 2.8apg and 2.5spg. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as she was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian Extraliga Domestic Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and selected to 1st Team. Tetemondova also played 6 games in CEWL where she recorded 10.8ppg, 5.3rpg, 2.2apg and 2.5spg.
Tetemondova has been also a member of Slovakian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Slovakian senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2008.
Tetemondova also represented Slovakia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 3.8ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.3spg, 1.0bpg.
Tetemondova has played also professionally in Hungary (UNIQA Sopron), Czech Republic (Handicap) and Slovakia (Poprad and Banska Bystrica).

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Slovakia rout Czech Republic in friendly - by Eurobasket News

Slovakia overcame Czech Republic 73-51 away from home in a friendly game. The guests took a 23-16 lead at the end of the first period and dominated the rest of the game. They enjoyed a 12-point lead at the halftime and increased to a 65-39 after 30 minutes. Zuzana Zirkova (175-PG-80) top-scored for the winners with 17 points, while Sabina Oroszova (190-PF-93, college: E.Illinois) added 13. Barbora Balintova (175-PG-94) followed them with 12 points. Katerina Elhotova (180-SG-89) replied with 19 points for Czech Republic and Alena Hanusova (190-C-91) posted 8.


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Belfius Namur adds Ortiz to their roster - by Eurobasket News

BC Belfius Namur Capitale (Top Division Women) added to their roster 25-year old Spaniard point guard Mariona Ortiz (183-92). She played last season at CCC Polkowice in Polish TBLK. In 32 games she recorded 4.0ppg, 2.3rpg, 4.3apg and 1.2spg. Ortiz helped them to make it to the semifinals. She also played 14 games in Euroleague where she averaged 6.4ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.5apg and 1.9spg.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Ortiz spent at Zamarat in Spanish LFB. In 16 games she had 8.9ppg, 5.2rpg, 5.4apg and 2.8spg. The other team she played that season for was Perfumerias Avenida in Spanish LFB. In 8 games she got just 2.0ppg and 1.9apg. Ortiz also played 3 games in Euroleague where she got only 1.3ppg and 1.0rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others her team made it to the Spanish LFB final in 2016. Ortiz was also voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 1st Team back in 2012.
She represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Debrecen (Hungary) five years ago. Ortiz's team won Gold and her stats at that event were 9 games: 8.9ppg, 5.2rpg, Assists-5 (3.0apg), 2.4spg, FGP: 44.1%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 68.8%.
Ortiz has played also professionally for other Spanish teams like Argon Uni Girona and Mataro.

BC Belfius Namur Capitale roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Elena Bestagno
Mariona Ortiz

Forward:
Hanne Mestdagh

Center:
Josefin Vesterberg

By Eurobasket Data Center

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MCC2017: Results and Stats from Day 2 in Barcelona - by Mike Amico

MCC2017
Game Results
Day 2

GIE Lady Matrix - JE Terrassa Jets 60- 35
Matrix roll pass JE Terrassa to improve at 2-0 record in the MCC2017. Denesha Stallworth posted 22 points and 11 rebounds in the victory. The Lady Matrix grabbed a 34-20 halftime lead. They sank 28 points in the third quarter to