EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 6/5/2017 4:04:06 AM

Copyright @copy; 1997-2017 Eurobasket
WARNING:
Do not copy, redistribute, publish or otherwise exploit information that you download from the site!
Do not encumber, license, modify, publish, sell, transfer or transmit, or in any way exploit, any of the
content of the report, nor will you attempt to do so.
More info:www.eurobasket.com


Men News

*****************************************************
  ARGENTINA  


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Dar TUCKER
  Estudian.
  (193-SG-88)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Tucker, Estudian.22.1 
 2. Green, Instituto19.9 
 3. Solano, Echague19.8 
 4. Sims, Regatas C.18.4 
 5. Quinteros, Regat.18.2 
 6. Deck, San Lorenzo17.9 
 7. Vildoza, Quilm.17.5 
 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
 Reynaldo GARCIA
  San M.
  (187-G-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. Garcia, San M.2.0 
 2. Solano, Echague2.0 
 3. Basualdo, Quilm.1.8 
 4. Vildoza, Quilm.1.7 
 5. De-l., GECR I.1.7 
 6. Zurbriggen, Obras B.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. Lockett, BHY T.8.4 
 6. Lauria, Comunica.8.4 
 7. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista8.2 
 8. Joseph, Obera TC8.2 
 9. Granado, Olimpo BB8.2 
 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. Arese, Estudian.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. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.2.2 
 4. Pais, Platense2.2 
 5. Correa, BHY T.2.2 
 6. Brown, Mitre Tuc.1.9 
 7. Cequeira, Villa A.1.9 
 8. Harrison, Ciclista1.7 
 9. Lauria, Comunica.1.7 
 10. Araujo, Ciclista1.6 
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 


Trotamundos ink Jose Vildoza, ex Libertad S. - by Eurobasket News

Trotamundos de Carabobo (LPB) signed 21-year old Argentinian international point guard Jose Vildoza (190-96, agency: Interperformances). He has played for the last five seasons at Libertad Sunchales in Argentinian LigaA. In 58 games he had very impressive stats: 16.2ppg, 3.0rpg and 3.1apg last season.
Despite young age Vildoza had great career. Vildoza's team made it to the Argentinian Super 4 Cup Final Four in 2016. He was also voted Latinbasket.com All-FIBA Americas U18 2nd Team back in 2014.
He has been also a member of Argentinian international program for some years. Vildoza has regularly played for Argentinian senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team in 2014.
He represented Argentina at the World Championships U19 in Heraklion (Greece) two years ago.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Venezuela



TNA Round 2 of Finals. Comunicaciones celebrate first victory - by Eurobasket News

Comunicaciones - Estudiantes O. 81-71

Comunicaciones outgunned Estudiantes O. to even the Finals at 1-1. The game was mostly controlled by Comunicaciones. Estudiantes O. managed to win third quarter 21-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Comunicaciones won last quarter 22-14. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Comunicaciones made 7 blocks. Cameroonian power forward Gaston Essengue (203-83, college: UNLV) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks. Forward Nicolas Lauria (202-88) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Rodrigo Sanchez (200-89) replied with 13 points and 8 rebounds and swingman Santiago Arese (196-87) added 13 points and 4 assists in the effort for Estudiantes O.Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Estudiantes O.'s coach Gustavo Fernandez rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Comunicaciones: N.Lauria 19+2reb+2ast, G.Essengue 16+10reb+3ast, C.Romero 13+2reb, M.Aristu 11+2reb, F.Vietta Stechina 9+3reb+2ast, G.Torres 6+3reb+3ast
Estudiantes O.: S.Arese 13+4reb+4ast, R.Sanchez 13+8reb+2ast, D.Figueredo 10+3reb+2ast, J.Gamazo 10+5reb, A.Brocal 8+2reb, L.Portillo 7+2reb+3ast
gschID: 547872





Results and Stats from LigaA Round 1 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Estudiantes C. - Regatas C. 96-74

Estudiantes C. outgunned Regatas to take 1-0 lead in the series. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 96-74. American-Jordanian Dar Tucker (193-88, college: De Paul) stepped up and scored 35 points (!!!) for the winners and Cuban center Javier Justiz (205-92, agency: Pro Sports) chipped in 14 points and 9 rebounds. At the losing side the former international Paolo Quinteros (188-79) responded with 27 points and the former international forward Pablo Espinoza (200-87) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Estudiantes C.: D.Tucker 35+3reb+1ast, J.Justiz 14+9reb+3ast, A.Marin 14+1reb+2ast, F.Giorgi 10+5reb, J.Glynn 9+5reb+2ast, S.Orresta 8+2ast
Regatas C.: P.Quinteros 27+3reb+2ast, D.Sims 12+2reb+3ast, F.Ramirez 11+3reb+1ast, P.Espinoza 10+11reb+1ast, J.Saiz 7+2reb+2ast, S.Vidal 3+1reb+4ast
gschID: 547784


Ferrocarril - Quilmes MP 78-81

Quilmes upset Ferrocarril on the road in the opener. Quilmes MP made 20-of-25 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Ferrocarril turnovers and had a 16-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. Ferrocarril was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of international guard Luca Vildoza (190-95) who helped to win the game recording 24 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Guard Eric Flor (186-93) contributed with 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Center Jose-Ignacio Alessio (203-87) answered with 21 points and 5 rebounds and international point guard Franco Balbi (185-89) added 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Ferrocarril.
Top scorers:
Quilmes MP: L.Vildoza 24+5reb+7ast, E.Flor 15+5reb+2ast, M.Maciel 14+7reb, I.Clark 7+12reb+1ast, I.Basualdo 7+7reb, T.Robinson 7+4reb+1ast
Ferrocarril: J.Ignacio Alessio 21+5reb+1ast, F.Balbi 15+7reb+4ast, J.Maldonado 12+2reb+1ast, R.Clemente 9+8reb+2ast, K.Hernandez 7+10reb+1ast, L.Tantos 5+3reb+3ast
gschID: 547785


San Lorenzo - GECR Indalo 89-72

San Lorenzo topped GECR Indalo for 1-0 lead. San Lorenzo made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. International forward Gabriel Deck (199-95) stepped up and scored 21 points for the winners and Mexican point guard Alexander Perez-Kaufmann (191-93, agency: Pro Sports) chipped in 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Four San Lorenzo players scored in double figures. At the losing side Dominican center Eloy Vargas (211-88, college: Kentucky, agency: Duran International) responded with 16 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) and center Diego Romero (206-82, college: Florida St.) scored 14 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
San Lorenzo: G.Deck 21+4reb+1ast, M.Calfani 14+4reb+1ast, S.Scala 12+1reb+4ast, J.Meyinsse 12+4reb, A.Perez Kaufmann 10+5reb+4ast, N.Aguirre 7+1reb+2ast
GECR Indalo: E.Vargas 16+5reb+2ast, D.Romero 14+4reb, J.Manuel Rivero 12+4reb, S.Johnson 9+1reb+4ast, J.Machuca 8+1reb+7ast, F.Haller 8+6reb+2ast
gschID: 547783


San Martin C. - Olimpico LB 76-81

Olimpico LB rallied past San Martin Corrientes away from home. Olimpico de La Banda outrebounded San Martin Corrientes 36-24 including a 28-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Olimpico de La Banda especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. The former international Diego Guaita (203-83) fired 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. The former international swingman Adrian Boccia (195-82) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds. The former international point guard Juan-Pablo Cantero (184-82) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 assists and American power forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Inception Sports) added 17 points respectively for lost side. Four San Martin Corrientes players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Olimpico LB: D.Guaita 16+7reb+4ast, K.Lamonte 15+3reb+1ast, A.Boccia 15+5reb, F.Van Lacke 9+3reb+2ast, M.Cosolito 8+1reb+1ast, D.Nesbitt 7+4reb
San Martin C.: J.Wood 17+4reb+2ast, J.Pablo Cantero 17+3reb+11ast, L.Faggiano 15+4ast, F.Aguerre 13+4reb+1ast, L.Mainoldi 5+5reb+1ast, D.Tintorelli 5+3reb
gschID: 547782





Hitech lands Jarred Shaw, ex Hispano Am. - by Eurobasket News

Hitech Assumption Thonburi (TBL) tabbed 27-year old American center Jarred Shaw (208-107kg-90, college: Utah State). He played most recently at Hispano Americano de Rio Gallegos in Argentinian league, but left the team in Oct.'16. In 8 TNA games he averaged 9.9ppg and 7.1rpg last season.
Two years ago (a year after he left the college) Shaw was drafted by Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League) in first round (18th overall).
The former Utah State staris in his fourth season in pro basketball.
Shaw has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Among other achievements he won Tunisian League championship title in 2016. Shaw received also All-MWC Honorable Mention award back in 2014 at his college time.
Shaw has played also professionally in Turkey (Mamak DSI).
He is described as: A skilled five man with excellent size and very good potential.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Thailand



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





*****************************************************
  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





Eurobasket.com All-Austrian 2.Bundesliga Awards 2017 - by Eurobasket Center

Eurobasket.com All-Austrian 2.Bundesliga 1st Team 2017
Ander Arruti
Arruti
Ondrej Dygryn
Dygryn
Simon Finzgar
Finzgar
Martin Speiser
Speiser
Marko Kolaric
Kolaric

Player of the Year: Marko Kolaric (212-C/F-84) of Raiders
Guard of the Year: Ander Arruti (190-G-90) of Lions
Forward of the Year: Ondrej Dygryn (190-G-84) of Mustangs
Center of the Year: Marko Kolaric (212-C/F-84) of Raiders
Import Player of the Year: Marko Kolaric (212-C/F-84) of Raiders
Domestic Player of the Year: Martin Speiser (202-F-83) of Dragons
Coach of the Year: Natalia Tscherkasheva of Raiders

1st Team
G: Ander Arruti (190-G-90) of Lions
G: Ondrej Dygryn (190-G-84) of Mustangs
F: Simon Finzgar (196-F-80) of Raiders
F: Martin Speiser (202-F-83) of Dragons
C/F: Marko Kolaric (212-C/F-84) of Raiders

2nd Team
G: Ziga Erculj (180-G-86) of KOS
G: Lukas Boeck (184-G-89) of Dragons
F: Vladimir Sismilich (202-F-85) of Mustangs
F: Guillermo Sanchez (202-F-91) of BBU S.
F/C: Luka Brajkovic (206-F/C-99) of Lions

Honorable Mention
Daniel Gspandl (194-F-93) of Piraten
Corey Hallett (208-F/C-84) of Rocks
Ivo Prachar (208-C/F-82) of Mustangs
Vincent Polakovic (203-F-84) of Timberwolves
Peter Hofbauer (194-F/G-98) of Timberwolves
Vilius Sermokas (188-G-90) of BBU S.
Vjeran Soldo (206-F/C-84) of KOS
Dusan Oluic (196-G/F-93) of BBU S.
Jan Nicoli (185-G-90) of Rocks
Henry Wilkins (195-SG-90) of Lions
Nemanja Nikolic (204-F-89) of Timberwolves
Stojan Radanovic (192-SG-94) of Warriors
David Geisler (186-G-80) of Timberwolves
Philipp D'Angelo (198-F-89) of Timberwolves
Luka Gvozden (184-PG-93) of Raiders
Michal Semerad (190-G-89) of Mustangs
Erik Rhinehart (206-F-82) of Raiders
Andreas Bauch (186-G-85) of Dragons

All-Imports Team
G: Ander Arruti (190-G-90) of Lions
G: Ondrej Dygryn (190-G-84) of Mustangs
F: Simon Finzgar (196-F-80) of Raiders
F: Vladimir Sismilich (202-F-85) of Mustangs
C/F: Marko Kolaric (212-C/F-84) of Raiders

All-Domestic Players Team
G: Timi Huber (179-G-92) of Raiders
G: Lukas Boeck (184-G-89) of Dragons
G: Andreas Bauch (186-G-85) of Dragons
F: Martin Speiser (202-F-83) of Dragons
F/C: Luka Brajkovic (206-F/C-99) of Lions



*****************************************************
  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





*****************************************************
  BOLIVIA  


Libobasquet Round 5: AND1 La Paz hands first defeat to UAGRM - by Eurobasket News

There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in Libobasquet. The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team and favorites losing the games.

UAGRM (2-1) recorded its first loss on the court of sixth ranked AND1 La Paz on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by AND1 La Paz 80-73. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of UAGRM. AND1 La Paz (1-3) left bottom position moving up to fifth place, which they share with La Salle Cochabamba. UAGRM at the other side keeps the second position with one game lost. AND1 La Paz is looking forward to face higher ranked Carl A-Z (#4) in Oruro in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. UAGRM will play at home against the league's leader Pichincha and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Another exciting game was played in Quillacollo between third ranked Vikingos and 4th placed Penarol where Vikingos (3-2) beat Penarol (2-3) on the road with 16-point difference 93-77. Vikingos have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 3-2 record behind leader Calero. Penarol lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with three games lost. Vikingos will play against league's second-placed Univ. San Simon in Cochabamba in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Penarol will play on the road against the league's leader Calero in Potosi and hopes to get back on the winning track.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Pichincha. Leader Pichincha faced 3rd placed La Salle Cochabamba. Host Pichincha (4-0) defeated guests from Cochabamba (1-3) 89-83. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of La Salle Cochabamba. Pichincha have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 4-0 record, which they share with Calero. Loser La Salle Cochabamba dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. They share it with AND1 La Paz. Pichincha will meet league's second-placed UAGRM in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. La Salle Cochabamba will play against La Salle Tarija and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Undefeated leader Calero delivered the fourth consecutive victory. This time they beat 5th ranked CAN Oruro (1-4) 86-74. Calero have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 4-0 record, which they share with Pichincha. CAN Oruro lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with four games lost. Calero's next round opponent will be Penarol (#4) in Quillacollo. CAN Oruro will play on the road against Amistad in Sucre and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Amistad (0-4) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 113-98 loss to second ranked Univ. San Simon (4-1) in Cochabamba on Friday evening. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. Univ. San Simon have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains second place with 4-1 record having just one point less than leader Calero. Loser Amistad still closes the standings with four games lost. Univ. San Simon will face Vikingos (#3) in Tarija in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Amistad will play at home against CAN Oruro and hopes to get finally their first victory.

Pichincha - La Salle Cochabamba 89-83

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Pichincha. Leader Pichincha faced 3rd placed La Salle Cochabamba. Host Pichincha (4-0) defeated guests from Cochabamba (1-3) 89-83. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of La Salle Cochabamba. Pichincha have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 4-0 record, which they share with Calero. Loser La Salle Cochabamba dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. They share it with AND1 La Paz. Pichincha will meet league's second-placed UAGRM in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. La Salle Cochabamba will play against La Salle Tarija and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 546286


AND1 La Paz - UAGRM 80-73

UAGRM (2-1) recorded its first loss on the court of sixth ranked AND1 La Paz on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by AND1 La Paz 80-73. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of UAGRM. AND1 La Paz (1-3) left bottom position moving up to fifth place, which they share with La Salle Cochabamba. UAGRM at the other side keeps the second position with one game lost. AND1 La Paz is looking forward to face higher ranked Carl A-Z (#4) in Oruro in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. UAGRM will play at home against the league's leader Pichincha and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 546287


CAN Oruro - Calero 74-86

Undefeated leader Calero delivered the fourth consecutive victory. This time they beat 5th ranked CAN Oruro (1-4) 86-74. Calero have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 4-0 record, which they share with Pichincha. CAN Oruro lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with four games lost. Calero's next round opponent will be Penarol (#4) in Quillacollo. CAN Oruro will play on the road against Amistad in Sucre and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 546285


Univ. San Simon - Amistad 113-98

Bottom-ranked Amistad (0-4) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 113-98 loss to second ranked Univ. San Simon (4-1) in Cochabamba on Friday evening. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. Univ. San Simon have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains second place with 4-1 record having just one point less than leader Calero. Loser Amistad still closes the standings with four games lost. Univ. San Simon will face Vikingos (#3) in Tarija in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Amistad will play at home against CAN Oruro and hopes to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 546283


Penarol - Vikingos 77-93

Another exciting game was played in Quillacollo between third ranked Vikingos and 4th placed Penarol where Vikingos (3-2) beat Penarol (2-3) on the road with 16-point difference 93-77. Vikingos have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 3-2 record behind leader Calero. Penarol lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with three games lost. Vikingos will play against league's second-placed Univ. San Simon in Cochabamba in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Penarol will play on the road against the league's leader Calero in Potosi and hopes to get back on the winning track.
gschID: 546284





*****************************************************
  BRAZIL  

Stats Leaders - BNL

Points Per Game
 Kendall ANTHONY
  Macae
  (173-PG-93)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Anthony, Macae20.7 
 2. Stallworth, Mogi20.5 
 3. Hettsheimer, Bauru19.9 
 4. Nardi-Duarte, Campo M.19.3 
 5. Holloway, Pinheiros19.0 
 6. Vieira, Flamengo18.5 
 7. Andrade, Bauru18.2 
 8. Mariano, Brasilia18.1 
 9. Garcia, Bauru17.9 
 10. Jackson, Vasco D.16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olivinha RODRIGUEZ
  Flame.
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Rodriguez, Flame.9.4 
 2. Hettsheimer, Bauru7.8 
 3. Maynard, Minas7.7 
 4. de-Souza, L.Sor.7.7 
 5. Giovannoni, Brasilia7.5 
 6. Andrade, Bauru6.7 
 7. Curnell, Mogi6.6 
 8. Mariano, Brasilia6.5 
 9. Klassmann, B.Cea.6.4 
 10. Lopez, Flamengo6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Fulvio DE ASSIS
  Brasilia
  (188-PG-81)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. de-Assis, Brasilia7.4 
 2. Anthony, Macae5.7 
 3. Borges, Franca5.6 
 4. Garcia, Bauru5.1 
 5. Rossetto, B.Cea.5.1 
 6. Pecos, Paulistano5.0 
 7. Dos-Santos, Vasco D.4.8 
 8. Fischer, Flamengo4.7 
 9. Rodgers, Minas4.7 
 10. Taylor, Mogi4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Larry TAYLOR
  Mogi
  (185-PG-80)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Taylor, Mogi1.9 
 2. Dawkins, Vitoria1.9 
 3. Jackson, Vasco D.1.8 
 4. Curnell, Mogi1.7 
 5. Schneider, Macae1.6 
 6. Garcia, Bauru1.6 
 7. Machado, B.Cea.1.6 
 8. Rodgers, Minas1.6 
 9. Bennett, Pinheiros1.5 
 10. Bresolin, Vitoria1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Leonardo KLASSMANN
  B.Cea.
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Klassmann, B.Cea.1.1 
 2. Nunes, Campo M.1.0 
 3. Dias-Silva, Pauli.0.8 
 4. Mariano, Brasilia0.7 
 5. Lenz, Pinheiros0.7 
 6. Castellar, Brasilia0.7 
 7. Teichmann, Pinheiros0.7 
 8. Andrade, Bauru0.6 
 9. Tavares, L.Sorocaba0.6 
 10. Vinicius, Caxias d.0.6 


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 3 of Finals. Bauru earn victory - by Eurobasket News

Bauru - Paulistano 90-79

Bauru stayed alive in the title hunt. They edged Paulistano in Game 3 to narrow the deficit in the title series. The game was mostly controlled by Paschoalotto/Bauru. Paulistano managed to win fourth quarter 31-27. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Paschoalotto/Bauru dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Paulistano's 32. Paschoalotto/Bauru looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Paulistano's players. It was a good game for international Leonardo Meindl (201-93) who led his team to a victory with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. International guard Alex Garcia (191-80, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 17 points and 5 assists for the winners. Point guard George Lucas (195-96) answered with 15 points and point guard Arthur Pecos (183-95) added 13 points in the effort for Paulistano. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Paulistano's coach Gustavo Conti rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Bauru: L.Meindl 18+7reb+7ast, A.Garcia 17+4reb+5ast, J.Andrade 16+4reb+4ast, S.Santos 15+6reb, J.Carlos Junior 11+5reb, G.Yeye Torres 8+3reb+5ast
Paulistano: G.Lucas 15+2reb+2ast, L.Dias Silva 13+4reb, A.Pecos 13+2reb+3ast, J.Luz dos Santos 11+7reb, G.Hubner 8+10reb, E.Carvalho 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 547494





*****************************************************
  CHILE  


Lubiano's double-double lands him Libcentro Pro Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

17-year old Matias Lubiano (99) had an amazing evening in the last round for second-ranked Sportiva Italiana and receives a Latinbasket.com Libcentro Pro Player of the Week award for round 6.
He had a double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds, while his team beat Liceo Curico (#3, 4-2) 82-70. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Sportiva Italiana is placed at 2nd position in Chilean Libcentro Pro. They are still close to the very top. Sportiva Italiana would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 5-1 record. In the team's last game Lubiano had a remarkable 63.6% from 2-point range. It was one of impressive evenings for him as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Matias Lubiano averages this season 6.8ppg.

Second best performed player last round was Elias Donoso (86) of Sergio Ceppi. He is a in his first (recently joined) season at Sergio Ceppi. In the last game Donoso recorded impressive double-double of 26 points and 11 rebounds. Bad luck as Sergio Ceppi was edged by the higher-ranked Arturo Prat (#5, 3-3) 77-75. Sergio Ceppi are still at the very bottom. 6 lost games are too many considering they did not win any game. Donoso is one of the most experienced players at Sergio Ceppi and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.3ppg (#7). He also registered 9.5 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to Ramiro Galvez (96) of Arturo Prat (#5). Galvez scored 22 points and grabbed six rebounds. He was a key player of Arturo Prat, leading his team to a 77-75 win against Sergio Ceppi (#8, 0-6). Arturo Prat needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 3 victories and 3 lost games. Galvez has a very solid season. In 6 games in Chile he scored 11.0ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Diego Castillo (99) of Sportiva Italiana - 11 points and 8 rebounds
5. Francisco Pena (187-G/F-89) of Puente Alto - 17 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Camilo Bustamante (187-F-89) of Sportiva Italiana - 11 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Paulo Andrade (174-G-93) of Arturo Prat - 14 points and 5 rebounds
8. Angelo Olivares (185-G-82) of Sergio Ceppi - 9 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Marcelo Villagran (184-F-88) of Aleman - 12 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Sergio Chialva (C) of Liceo Curico - 14 points and 9 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)



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





*****************************************************
  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



*****************************************************
  COLOMBIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Karl MOORE
  Aguilas
  (203-PF-87)
  Avg: 28.5
 1. Moore, Aguilas28.5 
 2. Ortiz, Fast Break24.7 
 3. Roberson, Condores20.3 
 4. Coombs, Sabios19.4 
 5. Smith, Sabios17.6 
 6. Almanza, Condores16.6 
 7. Balbuena, Academia16.5 
 8. Hardy, Cimarrones14.7 
 9. Sneed, Fast Break13.8 
 10. McCoy, Condores13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karl MOORE
  Aguilas
  (203-PF-87)
  Avg: 15.1
 1. Moore, Aguilas15.1 
 2. Hernandez, Cimar.10.0 
 3. Romero, Piratas9.8 
 4. Sandidge, Aguilas9.6 
 5. Quinones, Academia9.3 
 6. Almanza, Condores9.1 
 7. Ortiz, Fast Break8.5 
 8. Haughton, Academia6.7 
 9. Sneed, Fast Break6.5 
 10. Jones, Sabios6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Julio VELANDIA
  Aguilas
  (188-G-90)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Velandia, Aguilas6.5 
 2. Murray, Academia5.2 
 3. Smith, Sabios5.1 
 4. Moreno, Cimarrones4.5 
 5. McCoy, Condores3.9 
 6. Coombs, Sabios3.7 
 7. Caicedo, Cimar.3.3 
 8. Thomas, Piratas3.2 
 9. Granados, Academia3.0 
 10. Salazar, Fast Break3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Antonio BIVINS
  Aguilas
  (198-F-92)
  Avg: 3
 1. Bivins, Aguilas3.0 
 2. Renteria, Cimar.2.3 
 3. Murray, Academia2.2 
 4. Ortiz, Fast Break2.0 
 5. Moreno, Cimarrones2.0 
 6. Carraway, Cimar.1.8 
 7. Diaz, Condores1.8 
 8. Romero, Piratas1.7 
 9. McCoy, Condores1.6 
 10. Rivera, Sabios1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Frisco SANDIDGE
  Aguilas
  (198-F-87)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Sandidge, Aguilas2.1 
 2. Haughton, Academia1.2 
 3. Asprilla, Caciques1.0 
 4. Mims, Piratas1.0 
 5. Dyer, Condores0.9 
 6. Velez, Sabios0.8 
 7. Hernandez, Cimar.0.8 
 8. Jones, Sabios0.8 
 9. Bermudez, Condores0.6 
 10. Fonseca, Aguilas0.6 


PBD Round 8: Academia beats Cimarrones by two after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 8 in the Liga DirecTV took place in Montana. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of second-ranked Cimarrones (4-2) to seventh ranked Academia (3-3) 65-63 on Friday evening. The former international power forward Divier Perez (201-89) orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points and 8 rebounds. contributed with 11 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. American swingman Amir Carraway (198-91, college: Chico St.) replied with 16 points and 6 rebounds for Cimarrones. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Defending champion moved-up to fifth place. Cimarrones at the other side keep the second position with two games lost. They share it with Caciques. Academia are looking forward to face Piratas (#7) in Bogota in the next round. Cimarrones will play on the road against Patriotas (#8) in Boyaca and are hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Valleduparnga. Fourth ranked Caciques (4-2) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 6th ranked Condores (3-5) 61-59 on Friday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Mark Cornelius (190-88, college: Mass.-Lowell) who helped to win the game recording 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and Anthony Gurley who added 16 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. International forward Luis Almanza (196-91) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds. Caciques have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Cimarrones. Condores lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with five games lost. They share it with Piratas. Caciques will play against league's leader Fast Break in Bogota in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Condores will play on the road against Sabios (#4) in Manizales and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Sabios (4-4) against eighth ranked Piratas (3-5) on Sunday night. Host Sabios were defeated by Piratas in a tough game in Manizales 57-63. The winners were led by Adonis Nunez who scored that evening 18 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Even 16 points and 6 rebounds by Ricardo Rivera did not help to save the game for Sabios. Sabios' coach Ruddy Martinez rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Piratas moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Condores. Loser Sabios dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. Piratas will meet at home higher ranked Academia (#5) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Sabios will play against Condores and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Boyaca was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Fast Break (5-1) played at the court of 7th ranked Patriotas (2-6). Fast Break defeated Patriotas 87-76. The best player for the winners was Stalin Ortiz who scored 17 points and 9 rebounds. Fast Break have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Patriotas at the other side dropped to the bottom place with six games lost. Fast Break's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Caciques in Valleduparnga and it will be for sure the game of the week. Patriotas will play at home against Cimarrones (#3) and hope to win that game.

Sabios - Piratas 57-63

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Sabios (4-4) against eighth ranked Piratas (3-5) on Sunday night. Host Sabios were defeated by Piratas in a tough game in Manizales 57-63. The guests trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 63-57. Piratas forced 23 Sabios turnovers. The winners were led by Dominican guard Adonis Nunez (191-96) who scored that evening 18 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals and Venezuelan forward Jhon Romero (199-85) supported him with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Even 16 points and 6 rebounds by naturalized American guard Ricardo Rivera (190-91, college: Voorhees) did not help to save the game for Sabios. Forward John Velez (202-83, college: TCU) added 8 points and 11 rebounds for the hosts. Sabios' coach Ruddy Martinez rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Piratas moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Condores. Loser Sabios dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. Piratas will meet at home higher ranked Academia (#5) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Sabios will play against Condores and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sabios: R.Rivera 16+6reb+1ast, S.Betancur 10+6reb+4ast, J.Velez 8+11reb+1ast, L.Blandon 8+3reb+3ast, D.Castro 6+2reb+1ast, K.Jones 4+9reb
Piratas: A.Nunez 18+6reb+5ast, J.Romero 13+12reb+1ast, T.Mims 9+8reb+4ast, E.Romero 8+7reb, J.Mendoza 7+2reb+1ast, N.Lozano 4+4reb
gschID: 547218


Aguilas - Fast Break 76-87

The game in Boyaca was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Fast Break (5-1) played at the court of 7th ranked Patriotas (2-6). Fast Break defeated Patriotas 87-76. The game was mostly controlled by Fast Break. Patriotas was better in second period 21-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Fast Break players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Stalin Ortiz (190-81, college: Valparaiso) who scored 17 points and 9 rebounds. American guard Michael Sneed (196-82, college: Texas Southern) chipped in 21 points. Sneed is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Fast Break players scored in double figures. American Karl Moore (203-87, college: Culver Stockton) produced a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 15 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Frisco Sandidge (198-87, college: Delaware St.) added 17 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Fast Break have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Patriotas at the other side dropped to the bottom place with six games lost. Fast Break's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Caciques in Valleduparnga and it will be for sure the game of the week. Patriotas will play at home against Cimarrones (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Aguilas: K.Moore 33+15reb+1ast, F.Sandidge 17+8reb+1ast, J.Pardo 8+4reb+3ast, O.Fonseca 7+5reb, J. Lopez 6+2reb+1ast, J.Velandia 3+3reb+6ast
Fast Break: M.Sneed 21+3reb+1ast, H.Uhegwu 19+2reb+4ast, S.Ortiz 17+9reb+3ast, M.Hinestroza Javes 12+6reb+1ast, L.Salazar 6+3reb+3ast, L.Julio 4+11reb+5ast
gschID: 547216


Caciques - Condores 61-59

Important game to mention about took place in Valleduparnga. Fourth ranked Caciques (4-2) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 6th ranked Condores (3-5) 61-59 on Friday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Mark Cornelius (190-88, college: Mass.-Lowell) who helped to win the game recording 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import guard Anthony Gurley (190-88, college: Massachusetts) who added 16 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Four Caciques players scored in double figures. International forward Luis Almanza (196-91) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds and American forward Lamar Roberson (203-86, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Haylett Sports) scored 15 points and 8 rebounds. Caciques have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Cimarrones. Condores lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with five games lost. They share it with Piratas. Caciques will play against league's leader Fast Break in Bogota in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Condores will play on the road against Sabios (#4) in Manizales and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Condores: L.Roberson 15+8reb+1ast, L.Almanza 14+12reb, R.McCoy 10+4reb+6ast, H.Diaz 9+9reb+1ast, R.Dyer 7+4reb+1ast, M.Suarez 2
Caciques: A.Gurley 16+8reb, M.Cornelius 14+9reb+4ast, K.Walters Forbes 11+2reb+1ast, F.Asprilla 10+11reb+2ast, J.Martin 5+3reb+3ast, M.Parra 2+2reb
gschID: 547215


Academia - Cimarrones 65-63

The most exciting game of round 8 in the Liga DirecTV took place in Montana. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of second-ranked Cimarrones (4-2) to seventh ranked Academia (3-3) 65-63 on Friday evening. The former international power forward Divier Perez (201-89) orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points and 8 rebounds. contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. American swingman Amir Carraway (198-91, college: Chico St.) replied with 16 points and 6 rebounds and his fellow American import swingman Jay Hardy (196, college: Shippensburg) added 14 points in the effort for Cimarrones. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Defending champion moved-up to fifth place. Cimarrones at the other side keep the second position with two games lost. They share it with Caciques. Academia are looking forward to face Piratas (#7) in Bogota in the next round. Cimarrones will play on the road against Patriotas (#8) in Boyaca and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Cimarrones: A.Carraway 16+6reb+3ast, J.Hardy 14+3reb, C.Arboleda 8+5reb, E.Renteria 8+3reb, J.Hernandez 7+2reb+3ast, E.Moreno 4+5reb+5ast
Academia: D.Perez 15+8reb+3ast, Q.Beicar 11+13reb, M.Montano 10+3reb, O.Balbuena 8+2reb+4ast, J.Fajardo 6, T.Murray 6+6reb+9ast
gschID: 547217





Stalin Ortiz claims Colombian Liga DirecTV weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced Former international Guard Stalin Ortiz (190-G-81) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's leader Fast Break and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7.
The 35-year old guard had the game-high 32 points adding four rebounds and three assists for Fast Break in his team's victory, helping them to beat Aguilas (#8, 2-6) 92-85. It allowed Fast Break to jump to the first place in the Colombian Liga DirecTV. Fast Break have a solid 5-1 record. In the team's last game Ortiz had a remarkable 64.3% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Fast Break, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Valparaiso University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Ortiz is in league's top in points (2nd best: 24.7ppg), rebounds (7th best: 8.5rpg) and averages solid 51.2% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 29-year old American power forward Karl Moore (203-PF-87) of Aguilas. Moore impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 25 points and 17 rebounds. Bad luck as Aguilas lost that game 85-92 to the higher-ranked Fast Break (#1, 5-1). This loss caused Aguilas to slide to the very bottom (8) position in the standings. 6 lost games are too many comparing to just two victories Aguilas managed to get this year. Moore is one of the most experienced players at Aguilas and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 28.5ppg (#1). He also registered 15.1 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was Venezuelan Jhon Romero (199-F-85) of Piratas (#7). Romero scored 25 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). Despite Romero's great performance Piratas lost 75-86 to the higher-ranked Sabios (#4, 4-4). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Piratas not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 5 games, recording just three victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Romero could try to bring Piratas' a little bit higher in the standings. Romero has individually a great season in Colombia. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 12.0rpg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Kregg Jones (203-F-91) of Sabios - 19 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Ashton Smith (187-G-89) of Sabios - 18 points, 8 rebounds and 12 assists
6. Justin Martin (198-F-90) of Caciques - 24 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Shamar Coombs (185-G-86) of Sabios - 26 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Beyckar Aguaslimpias (204-F/C-88) of Academia - 16 points and 7 rebounds
9. Hector Diaz (197-G/F-92) of Condores - 22 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Lamar Roberson (203-F-86) of Condores - 19 points and 8 rebounds

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



PBD Round 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





*****************************************************
  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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Costa Rica



LBS Round 11: ARBA beats Escazu in a derby game - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from San Jose: ARBA (#1) and Escazu (#3). Escazu was defeated at home 61-67 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Escazu. ARBA forced 19 Escazu turnovers. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. The best player for the winners was American forward Ty Armstrong (206-91, college: Concordia Irvine) who scored 22 points and 8 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Dashaun Wiggins (188-91, college: Portland St.) chipped in 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Michael Jackson (190-87) produced 25 points for the hosts. Escazu's coach Nicolas Marin rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Undefeated ARBA (9-0) have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. They maintain first place with a perfect record of 9 victories in a row. Escazu at the other side keeps the third position with three games lost. ARBA are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Abogados (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Escazu will play against Perez Zeledon (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Abogados can celebrate finally their first win this season after nine consecutive losses. They used home court advantage to defeat U Costa Rica (3-7) 63-51. Abogados maintains ninth place with 1-9 record. U Costa Rica at the other side keeps the seventh position with seven games lost. Abogados will play against league's leader ARBA in San Jose in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. U Costa Rica will play at home against the league's second-placed Barva (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Barva. Local Barva (8-1) outscored 6th ranked U Latina (3-5) 101-52 on Saturday night. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Barva. Defending champion maintains second place with 8-1 record behind leader ARBA. Loser U Latina keeps the sixth position with five games lost. Barva will meet U Costa Rica (#7) in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. U Latina will play against Grecia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 11 Liberia was crushed by Grecia in a road game 100-73.

Grecia - Liberia 100-73

There was no surprise when 8th ranked Liberia (2-7) was crushed on the road by fifth ranked Grecia (4-4) 100-73 on Sunday. Grecia dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Liberia's 40. Grecia forced 20 Liberia turnovers and outrebounded them 72-29 including a 20-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great evening for American swingman Duelle Gore (196, college: Haskell) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 29 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Marquis Aaron (196, college: Bellevue) helped adding 20 points, 18 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks. Marcos Decarlo responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 14 rebounds and American guard Cory Bradford (191-78, college: Illinois) scored 15 points and 6 assists. 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. Grecia moved-up to fourth place. Loser Liberia keeps the eighth position with seven games lost. Grecia will meet at home U Latina (#6) in the next round. Liberia will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Grecia: D.Gore 30+29reb+3ast, M.Aaron 20+18reb+5ast, D.Rodriguez 17+7reb+2ast, G.Letford 11+6reb+5ast, M.Bogantes 8+2reb+1ast, C.Rodriguez 7+2reb
Liberia: M.Decarlo 22+14reb+1ast, C.Bradford 15+2reb+6ast, D.Shedden 14+3reb+5ast, D.Rodriguez 10+7reb, F.Lixmark 7+3reb, J.Zuniga 3
gschID: 545912


Abogados - U Costa Rica 63-51

Abogados can celebrate finally their first win this season after nine consecutive losses. They used home court advantage to defeat U Costa Rica (3-7) 63-51. Abogados maintains ninth place with 1-9 record. U Costa Rica at the other side keeps the seventh position with seven games lost. Abogados will play against league's leader ARBA in San Jose in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. U Costa Rica will play at home against the league's second-placed Barva (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
gschID: 545914


Barva - U Latina 101-52

The game with biggest result difference took place in Barva. Local Barva (8-1) outscored 6th ranked U Latina (3-5) 101-52 on Saturday night. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Barva. Defending champion maintains second place with 8-1 record behind leader ARBA. Loser U Latina keeps the sixth position with five games lost. Barva will meet U Costa Rica (#7) in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. U Latina will play against Grecia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 545913


Escazu - ARBA 61-67

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from San Jose: ARBA (#1) and Escazu (#3). Escazu was defeated at home 61-67 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Escazu. ARBA forced 19 Escazu turnovers. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. The best player for the winners was American forward Ty Armstrong (206-91, college: Concordia Irvine) who scored 22 points and 8 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Dashaun Wiggins (188-91, college: Portland St.) chipped in 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Michael Jackson (190-87) produced 25 points and the former international guard Kay Martinez (198-84, college: Jackson St.) added 14 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Escazu's coach Nicolas Marin rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. ARBA (9-0) have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. They maintain first place with a perfect record of 9 victories in a row. Escazu at the other side keeps the third position with three games lost. ARBA are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Abogados (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Escazu will play against Perez Zeledon (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
ARBA: T.Armstrong 22+8reb, D.Wiggins 18+5reb+4ast, A.Ripool 9+9reb, J.Harris 6+10reb, I.Conejo 6+8reb+4ast, J.Dixon 4+1reb
Escazu: M.Jackson 25+4reb+2ast, K.Martinez 14+5reb+2ast, J.Brooks 8+7reb, R.Wilson 6+10reb+2ast, A.Sanchez 3+9reb+2ast, A.Chavarria 3+2reb
gschID: 545915





*****************************************************
  CYPRUS  


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.


*****************************************************
  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  

Stats Leaders - LIDOBA

Points Per Game
 Gerardo SUERO
  Indios SFM
  (196-G-89)
  Avg: 31.5
 1. Suero, Indios SFM31.5 
 2. Santana, Titanes .23.3 
 3. Rembert, Titanes .20.7 
 4. Gaines, Metros S.20.4 
 5. Bailey, Reales LV20.0 
 6. Foster, Huracane.19.0 
 7. Rhett, Leones SD18.8 
 8. Guzman, Soles SD18.7 
 9. Maldonado, Soles S.18.3 
 10. Suero, Indios SFM17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jhonatan ARAUJO
  Leones SD
  (208-C-96)
  Avg: 12
 1. Araujo, Leones SD12.0 
 2. Jones, Caneros LR10.3 
 3. Mitchell, Metros S.9.4 
 4. Suero, Indios SFM9.3 
 5. Santana, Titanes .9.0 
 6. McCombs, Soles SD8.7 
 7. Horford, Titanes .8.7 
 8. Glenn, Metros S.8.6 
 9. Rhett, Leones SD8.6 
 10. Guzman, Soles SD7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Elias SOLIMAN
  Caner.
  (--)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Soliman, Caner.5.3 
 2. Ruiz, Soles SD5.0 
 3. Dicent, Metros S.4.4 
 4. De-Leon, Metros S.4.3 
 5. Fortuna, Leones SD4.2 
 6. Miller, Leones SD4.2 
 7. Rhett, Leones SD4.0 
 8. Suero, Indios SFM3.5 
 9. Gaines, Metros S.3.4 
 10. Martinez, Reales L.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. Moquete, Titanes .1.7 
 5. Dicent, Metros S.1.6 
 6. Freeman, Caner.1.5 
 7. Scott, Caneros LR1.5 
 8. Suero, Indios SFM1.5 
 9. Valdez, Huracane.1.5 
 10. Fortuna, Leones SD1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Tony MITCHELL
  Metros S.
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Mitchell, Metros S.2.8 
 2. Horford, Titanes .1.7 
 3. Okosun, Reales LV1.3 
 4. Garcia, Indios SFM1.3 
 5. Salas-Flores, Indios S.1.0 
 6. Freeman, Caner.1.0 
 7. Rose, Huracanes PP1.0 
 8. Martinez, Soles SD1.0 
 9. Rhett, Leones SD1.0 
 10. Garcia, Caneros LR0.8 


LNB Round 3 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

There were just three rounds played in Regular Season of LNB and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position and favorites losing the games.

Second defeat of league's leader Metros STGO (3-2) against Indios SFM (3-1) 109-105 was the most important game of the last round. The hosts trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 32-23 charge, which allowed them to win the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Metros STGO helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for naturalized American guard Gerardo Suero (196-89, college: Albany) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 47 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds. Juan-Miguel Suero (198-93) contributed with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. American Robert Glenn (203-89, college: IUPUI) answered with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds for Metros STGO. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Metros STGO will play next round against Reales LV trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Indios SFM will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game.
Leones SD defeated Caneros LR in Santo Domingo 89-79. It was a great evening for naturalized Spanish center Jhonatan Araujo (208-96) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 19 rebounds. MJ Rhett helped adding 21 points and 9 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American power forward Solomon Jones (208-84, college: S.Florida) with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds. Caneros LR's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Caneros LR will play next round against strong Titanes Licey trying to get back on the winning streak. Leones SD will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game.
Indios SFM (3-1) recorded a loss in Santiago on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by Metros STGO (3-2) 112-99. It was an exceptional evening for Tony Mitchell who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 blocks. Gerardo Suero came up with a double-double by scoring 31 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists for Indios SFM in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Metros STGO will meet at home Reales LV (#7) in the next round. Indios SFM will have a break next round.
We should not miss a road victory of Titanes Licey (2-1) over Soles SD (1-2) 101-90. The best player for the winners was Patrick Rembert who scored 33 points (!!!). Soles SD's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Titanes Licey's next round opponent will be Caneros LR (#8) in La Romana. Soles SD will play again on the road against Titanes Licey in San Cristobal and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Puerto Plata was also quite interesting. Reales LV (1-2) played at the court of Huracanes PP (1-2). Huracanes PP managed to secure a 4-point victory 100-96 on Saturday. It was a good game for Kevin Foster who led his team to a victory with 22 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Huracanes PP will face again Reales LV (#7) in La Vega in the next round. Reales LV will play on the road against Metros STGO in Santiago and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 3 Leones SD beat Caneros LR on the road 103-98.

Leones SD - Caneros LR 89-79

Leones SD defeated Caneros LR in Santo Domingo 89-79. Caneros LR was ahead by 6 points after three quarters before a 29-13 charge of Leones SD, which allowed them to win the game. They made 24-of-30 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Leones SD outrebounded Caneros LR 44-32 including a 41-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great evening for naturalized Spanish center Jhonatan Araujo (208-96) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 19 rebounds. Naturalized American MJ Rhett (206-92, college: Mississippi) helped adding 21 points and 9 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American power forward Solomon Jones (208-84, college: S.Florida) with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds and the other American import guard Austin Freeman (194-89, college: Georgetown) scored 16 points. Caneros LR's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Caneros LR will play next round against strong Titanes Licey trying to get back on the winning streak. Leones SD will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game.
Top scorers:
Caneros LR: A.Freeman 16+2reb+2ast, S.Jones 16+12reb+1ast, A.Williams 13+1reb+1ast, K.Beidler 8+5reb+2ast, R.Scott 6+2reb+2ast, J.Garcia 6+1reb
Leones SD: J.Araujo 22+19reb+1ast, M.Rhett 21+9reb+3ast, P.Miller 17+4reb+3ast, J.Corporan 8+2reb+1ast, G.Acosta 6+2reb+1ast, J.Flores 5+3reb
gschID: 546035


Indios SFM - Metros STGO 109-105

Second defeat of league's leader Metros STGO (3-2) against Indios SFM (3-1) 109-105 was the most important game of the last round. The hosts trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 32-23 charge, which allowed them to win the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Metros STGO helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for naturalized American guard Gerardo Suero (196-89, college: Albany) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 47 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds. Juan-Miguel Suero (198-93) contributed with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. American Robert Glenn (203-89, college: IUPUI) answered with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds and the other American import Frank Gaines (191-90, college: IPFW) added 18 points and 6 assists in the effort for Metros STGO. Four Indios SFM and five Metros STGO players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Metros STGO will play next round against Reales LV trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Indios SFM will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game.
Top scorers:
Metros STGO: R.Glenn 26+13reb+3ast, F.Gaines 18+3reb+6ast, A.De Leon 16+3reb+3ast, O.Lopez 16+1reb+1ast, T.Mitchell 10+5reb+4ast, R.Tineo 5+3reb+1ast
Indios SFM: G.Suero 47+11reb+3ast, J.Miguel Suero 16+7reb+7ast, A.Salas Flores 14+9reb, A.Gibbs 13+2reb+3ast, F.Garcia 6+3reb+1ast, C.Novas Mateo 5+2reb
gschID: 546034


Soles SD - Titanes Licey 90-101

We should not miss a road victory of Titanes Licey (2-1) over Soles SD (1-2) 101-90. The game was mostly controlled by Titanes Licey. Soles SD was better in third quarter 25-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Strangely Soles SD outrebounded Titanes Licey 41-27 including 26 on the defensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. The best player for the winners was American point guard Patrick Rembert (185-89, college: Cal-Irvine) who scored 33 points (!!!). Naturalized Spanish power forward Edward Santana (203-80) chipped in 22 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Ramon Ruiz (188-83) who recorded 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and American power forward Dwight McCombs (203-89, college: Cent.Florida, agency: DTMones) added 21 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Four Titanes Licey and five Soles SD players scored in double figures. Soles SD's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Titanes Licey's next round opponent will be Caneros LR (#8) in La Romana. Soles SD will play again on the road against Titanes Licey in San Cristobal and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Soles SD: D.McCombs 21+8reb+1ast, R.Ruiz 20+6reb+4ast, A.Louis 15+8reb+4ast, H.Maldonado 14+4reb, M.Guzman 14+8reb+2ast, R.Tamarez 2+1reb+1ast
Titanes Licey: P.Rembert 33+3reb+3ast, E.Santana 22+9reb+5ast, J.Siggers 18+3reb+4ast, C.Perez 12+1reb+3ast, D.Moquete 7+1reb+4ast, R.Moquete 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 546033


Huracanes PP - Reales LV 100-96

The game in Puerto Plata was also quite interesting. Reales LV (1-2) played at the court of Huracanes PP (1-2). Huracanes PP managed to secure a 4-point victory 100-96 on Saturday. Huracanes PP made 29-of-35 free shots (82.9 percent) during the game, while Reales LV only scored thirteen points from the stripe. Reales LV was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for Jamaican Kevin Foster (203-89, college: Fresno St., agency: Haylett Sports) who led his team to a victory with 22 points and 8 rebounds. Nigerian-Jamaican swingman Weyinmi Rose (196-86, college: Providence) contributed with 19 points and 4 steals for the winners. American swingman Ollie Bailey (201-85, college: Oklahoma City) answered with 26 points and 8 rebounds and naturalized American Antonio Pena (204-86, college: Villanova) added 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Reales LV. Five Huracanes PP and four Reales LV players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Huracanes PP will face again Reales LV (#7) in La Vega in the next round. Reales LV will play on the road against Metros STGO in Santiago and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Reales LV: O.Bailey 26+8reb+1ast, A.Pena 14+6reb+4ast, J.Maye 11+3reb+1ast, R.Beato 10+3reb+1ast, A.Rodriguez 9+8reb+1ast, J.Bonilla 8+2reb+1ast
Huracanes PP: K.Foster 22+8reb+1ast, W.Rose 19+4reb, M.Carter 19+1reb+2ast, B.Polanco 12+2reb+3ast, M.Martinez 10+7reb+1ast, L.Jacobo 9+4reb+1ast
gschID: 546032


Caneros LR - Leones SD 98-103

No shocking result in a game when Leones SD (4-1) beat Caneros LR (0-4) in La Romana 103-98 on Friday. The guests trailed by 9 points after three quarters before their 35-21 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Leones SD looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. It was a good game for naturalized Spanish center Jhonatan Araujo (208-96) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 13 rebounds. Naturalized American MJ Rhett (206-92, college: Mississippi) contributed with 16 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Elias Soliman answered with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 assists (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) and American guard Ryan Scott (191-86, college: Johnson C. Smith) added 26 points in the effort for Caneros LR. Four Leones SD and five Caneros LR players scored in double figures. Leones SD will have a break next round. Caneros LR will play at home against Titanes Licey (#4) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Caneros LR: R.Scott 26+1reb+1ast, E.Soliman 23+4reb+10ast, J.Garcia 12+6reb+1ast, K.Beidler 10+2reb+3ast, A.Williams 10+4reb+1ast, A.Freeman 9+1reb+4ast
Leones SD: J.Araujo 30+13reb+1ast, M.Rhett 16+9reb+5ast, E.Fortuna 14+3reb+5ast, P.Miller 13+1reb+10ast, T.Daniels 12+2reb, G.Acosta 9+3reb+3ast
gschID: 546031


Metros STGO - Indios SFM 112-99

Indios SFM (3-1) recorded a loss in Santiago on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by Metros STGO (3-2) 112-99. The game was mostly controlled by Metros STGO. Indios SFM managed to win fourth quarter 34-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Metros STGO had a 34-23 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Metros STGO especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 62.5 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 36 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Indios SFM's players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Metros STGO made 7 blocks. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Tony Mitchell (203-92, college: N.Texas) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 blocks. His fellow American import Robert Glenn (203-89, college: IUPUI) accounted for 21 points for the winning side. Naturalized American guard Gerardo Suero (196-89, college: Albany) came up with a double-double by scoring 31 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists and Juan-Miguel Suero (198-93) added 24 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Indios SFM in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Metros STGO will meet at home Reales LV (#7) in the next round. Indios SFM will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Indios SFM: G.Suero 31+13reb+4ast, J.Miguel Suero 24+8reb+2ast, A.Salas Flores 12+3reb+1ast, A.Gibbs 10+3reb+3ast, R.Suarez 7+1reb, F.Garcia 5+1reb+3ast
Metros STGO: T.Mitchell 25+12reb+5ast, R.Glenn 21+3reb+3ast, F.Gaines 13+3reb+6ast, A.Filion 13+4reb+1ast, N.Morillo 12+1reb+1ast, A.De Leon 10+3reb+6ast
gschID: 546030





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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Costa Rica



*****************************************************
  EABC  


Results and Stats from Day 2 in Nagano - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Macau - Japan 47-119
Japan recorded the second straight win in Nagano. They thrashed Macau to stay undefeated. Makoto Hiejima (190-G/F-90) scored 17 points and issued 10 assists to lead the winners. Japan jumped to a comfortable 56:21 halftime lead. Japan followed with a 27:13 run in the third term to clear off for good. Ryumo Ono (197-F/C-88) and Yudai Baba (193-SF-95) delivered 13 points each for the winners. Fong Iam Hoi (97) responded with 12 points for Macau.

Group B
Hong Kong - China 60-90
China cruised past Hong Kong for the second win at the tournament. Jinqiu Hu (208-C-97) accounted for 17 points and 12 rebounds to pace the winners. China grabbed a 53:24 halftime advantage. They protected the lead throughout the second half and marched to the win. Zhao Yanhao (195-F-97) chipped in 16 points for the winners. Reid Duncan (206-C-89) responded with 16 points and 10 rebounds for Hong Kong.




*****************************************************
  EL SALVADOR  


Brujos Izalco claim Liga MB title - by Eurobasket News

Isidro Metapan - Brujos Izalco 86-87

Brujoz Izalco celebrated Liga Mayor title. They snatched a tough road win over Isidro Metapan to complete the sweep of the championship series. 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





*****************************************************
  EUROLEAGUE  


Adrien Moerman left Darussafaka - by Eurobasket News

29-year old French international power forward Adrien Moerman (202-108kg-88) left Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (BSL). In 22 games he had 10.8ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.8apg in Turkish League. In EuroLeague his stats read 8.1ppg and 5.1rpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Banvit where in 32 BSL games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.0ppg, 10.1rpg, 1.9apg and 1.5spg. Moerman helped them to make it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Forward of the Year. Moerman also played 18 games in Eurocup where he was third best scorer with 13.7ppg and averaged 8.6rpg (#5 in the league), 1.2apg and 1.2spg (in top 5).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Moerman won French ProA championship title in 2007 and 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Player of the Year in 2015.
Moerman has been also a member of French international program for some years. He has regularly played for French senior team since 2009 and previously for U19 National Team back in 2007.
Moerman represented France at the European Championships U20 in Riga (Latvia) nine years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 7.1ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.1spg, FGP: 33.3%, 3PT: 7.7%, FT: 68.8%.
Moerman has played previously professionally in Spain (RETAbet Bilbao Basket) and France (Chorale de Roanne, Sluc Nancy, JSF Nanterre and Entente Orleans 45).
He could be described: A solid combo forward with great outside scoring accuracy. Started his career playing inside and can spend some time at the 5 if necessary.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Turkey



*****************************************************
  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. Dorsey, Le Portel1.6 
 8. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 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. Uter, AS.1.1 
 4. Jean-Charles, AS.1.0 
 5. Lessort, Nanterre1.0 
 6. Otule, Antibes1.0 
 7. Cain, Chalons-Reims1.0 
 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 


Adrien Moerman left Darussafaka - by Eurobasket News

29-year old French international power forward Adrien Moerman (202-108kg-88) left Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (BSL). In 22 games he had 10.8ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.8apg in Turkish League. In EuroLeague his stats read 8.1ppg and 5.1rpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Banvit where in 32 BSL games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.0ppg, 10.1rpg, 1.9apg and 1.5spg. Moerman helped them to make it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Forward of the Year. Moerman also played 18 games in Eurocup where he was third best scorer with 13.7ppg and averaged 8.6rpg (#5 in the league), 1.2apg and 1.2spg (in top 5).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Moerman won French ProA championship title in 2007 and 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Player of the Year in 2015.
Moerman has been also a member of French international program for some years. He has regularly played for French senior team since 2009 and previously for U19 National Team back in 2007.
Moerman represented France at the European Championships U20 in Riga (Latvia) nine years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 7.1ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.1spg, FGP: 33.3%, 3PT: 7.7%, FT: 68.8%.
Moerman has played previously professionally in Spain (RETAbet Bilbao Basket) and France (Chorale de Roanne, Sluc Nancy, JSF Nanterre and Entente Orleans 45).
He could be described: A solid combo forward with great outside scoring accuracy. Started his career playing inside and can spend some time at the 5 if necessary.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Turkey



Pfastatt inks Lucas Plasse - by Eurobasket News

AS Saint Maurice Pfastatt (NM2) agreed terms with 20-year old guard Lucas Plasse (185-97). He played last season at JL Bourg Basket in the ProB. NM2 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in France



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





Jean-Francois Christnel agreed terms with St Vallier - by Eurobasket News

Saint Vallier Basket Drome (NM1) inked 26-year old forward Jean-Francois Christnel (198-91). He played most recently at ALS Basket in NM2. Christnel helped his team get promotion to NM1. In 33 games he recorded 10.1ppg and 5.1rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Montbrison (also in NM2). Christnel contributed to his team winning the group title (twice) (also twice).
He has played previously for two other teams: Poligny and Vanves.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in France



*****************************************************
  GERMANY  

Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Marcos KNIGHT
  Jena
  (188-G-89)
  Avg: 18.3
 1. Knight, Jena18.3 
 2. Morgan, Ratiopharm17.7 
 3. English, Fraport .17.6 
 4. Paulding, EWE B.16.3 
 5. Mayo, Telekom Bsk15.8 
 6. Kikanovic, ALBA15.5 
 7. Babb, Ratiopharm15.4 
 8. Lewis, Bayreuth15.3 
 9. Odum, Wuerzburg15.3 
 10. Jenkins, Jena15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dyshawn PIERRE
  Braunsch.
  (198-F-93)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Pierre, Braunsch.7.9 
 2. Marei, Bayreuth7.2 
 3. Evans, Giessen .7.1 
 4. Eatherton, Goett.6.9 
 5. Cooley, Ludwigsb.6.8 
 6. Morgan, Ratiopharm6.7 
 7. Searcy, Vechta6.7 
 8. Knight, Jena6.5 
 9. Qvale, EWE Baskets6.5 
 10. McGhee, Walter T.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Scott MACHADO
  Vechta
  (186-PG-90)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Machado, Vechta8.2 
 2. Jordan, Walter T.7.8 
 3. Kramer, EWE B.6.6 
 4. Odum, Wuerzburg5.7 
 5. Hobbs, Ratiopharm5.4 
 6. Mayo, Telekom Bsk5.1 
 7. Sanders, Goettingen5.0 
 8. Siva, ALBA4.8 
 9. Hammonds, Ludwigsb.4.7 
 10. Ruoff, Goettingen4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Quantez ROBERTSON
  Fraport .
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Robertson, Fraport .2.5 
 2. Kramer, EWE B.2.2 
 3. Machado, Vechta2.0 
 4. Ruoff, Goettingen1.8 
 5. Scrubb, Giessen .1.8 
 6. Stewart, Walter T.1.6 
 7. Diggs, Bremerhaven1.6 
 8. Redding, B.Mue.1.6 
 9. Anderson, Bayreuth1.5 
 10. Bowlin, Giessen 46ers1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Daniel THEIS
  Brose Bask.
  (204-PF-92)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Theis, Brose Bask.1.3 
 2. Groselle, Braunsch.1.2 
 3. Kleber, B.Muenchen1.2 
 4. Gamble, Telekom .1.2 
 5. Lane, Wuerzburg1.0 
 6. Gaffney, ALBA1.0 
 7. Qvale, EWE Baskets0.9 
 8. Austin, Bremerha.0.9 
 9. Elliott, Bremerhaven0.8 
 10. McGhee, Walter T.0.8 


BBL Round 1 of Finals. Brose Baskets register opening victory - by Eurobasket News

Brose Bask. - EWE Baskets 96-60

Brose Baskets cruised past EWE Baskets in BBL Finals opener. The game without a history. Brose Baskets led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding EWE Baskets to just 6 points in first quarter. Brose Baskets shot 64.0 percent from the field and made 19-of-23 free shots (82.6 percent) during the game. Brose Baskets outrebounded EWE Baskets 35-18 including a 32-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 52.0 percentage. Brose Baskets looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. International guard Maodo Lo (191-92, college: Columbia) stepped up and scored 17 points (perfect from the field making all six shots) for the winners and French Fabien Causeur (195-87) chipped in 10 points and 8 rebounds. Four Brose Baskets players scored in double figures. At the losing side American center Brian Qvale (210-88, college: Montana) responded with 12 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import guard Frantz Massenat (193-92, college: Drexel) scored 13 points and 4 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Brose Bask.: M.Lo 17+3reb+3ast, D.Miller 14+2reb+4ast, L.Radosevic 10+2ast, N.Zisis 10+2reb+4ast, F.Causeur 10+8reb+3ast, L.Staiger 9+2reb+1ast
EWE Baskets: F.Massenat 13+2reb+4ast, B.Qvale 12+8reb, R.Paulding 10+1reb+1ast, C.Kramer 8+2reb+4ast, J.Niklas Wimberg 5, D.Madrich 4
gschID: 547779





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 Bamberg 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 help 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.




*****************************************************
  GREECE  

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. Milutinovic, Koroivos12.4 
 10. Robert, AGOR12.4 
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. Gotcher, Koroivos5.8 
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. Moore, Promitheas1.4 
 8. Jones, Promitheas1.4 
 9. Barlow, Trikalla1.3 
 10. Singleton, Panathin.1.3 
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. Kravic, AGOR1.0 
 5. Orton, Kymis1.0 
 6. Kavvadas, Aris1.0 
 7. Birch, Olympiacos0.9 
 8. Reddic, Kolossos HH0.9 
 9. Fitzpatrick, AGOR0.9 
 10. Singleton, Panathin.0.8 


A1 Round 3 of Finals. Olympiacos celebrate second victory - by Eurobasket News

FINAL
Olympiacos - Panathinaikos 64-62

Olympiacos came from behind in the dying seconds and defeated Panathinaikos to take 2-1 lead in the title series. Olympiacos looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a good game for Serbian center Nikola Milutinov (212-94) who led his team to a victory with 14 points and 5 rebounds. The former international Georgios Printezis (204-85, agency: Octagon Europe) contributed with 10 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American point guard Mike James (185-90, college: Lamar) answered with 16 points and international point guard Nick Calathes (198-89, college: Florida) added 11 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Panathinaikos. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Olympiacos: N.Milutinov 14+5reb, G.Printezis 10+7reb+2ast, I.Papapetrou 8+3reb+1ast, P.Young 7+2reb, T.Zevgaras 6+6reb+4ast, E.Green 6+1ast
Panathinaikos: M.James 16+3reb+3ast, N.Calathes 11+5reb+3ast, K.Rivers 8+4reb+1ast, C.Singleton 7+5reb+1ast, K.Gabriel 6, J.Gist 4
gschID: 547552

3-4 Place
AEK Athens - Aris 71-60

AEK Athens outscored Aris to claim Bronze medals. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 71-60. It was a good game for American-Georgian guard Michael Dixon (186-90, college: Memphis, agency: Diamond Sports) who led his team to a victory with 19 points and 6 assists. Nigerian power forward Chinemelu Elonu (206-87, college: Texas A&M) contributed with 13 points and 9 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. Guard Spyros Mourtos (198-90) answered with 7 points and 10 rebounds and American power forward Justin Jackson (204-90, college: Cincinnati) added 10 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Aris. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
AEK Athens: M.Dixon 19+4reb+6ast, C.Elonu 13+9reb, L.Mavrokefalidis 10+2reb+3ast, B.Newley 8+3reb, D.Mavroeidis 8+7reb, K.Vasiliadis 5+1reb
Aris: V.Kavvadas 11+5reb+1ast, M.Tsairelis 11+4reb+1ast, J.Jackson 10+5reb+2ast, S.Mourtos 7+10reb+1ast, K.Altinis 5+5reb+4ast, V.Christidis 4+4reb



*****************************************************
  HOLLAND  


Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Awards 2017 - by Bas Hendriks

Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie 1st Team 2017
Lance Jeter
Jeter
Dimeo Van Der Horst
Van Der Horst
Chase Fieler
Fieler
Thomas Koenis
Koenis
Charles Mitchell
Mitchell

Finals MVP: Chase Fieler (203-F-92) of Groningen
Player of the Year: Lance Jeter (191-PG-88) of Groningen
Guard of the Year: Lance Jeter (191-PG-88) of Groningen
Forward of the Year: Chase Fieler (203-F-92) of Groningen
Center of the Year: Charles Mitchell (203-F) of Den Bosch
Sixth Man of the Year: Ralf Pagter (200-F-89) of Den Bosch
Import Player of the Year: Lance Jeter (191-PG-88) of Groningen
Domestic Player of the Year: Dimeo Van Der Horst (197-G/F-91) of Amsterdam
Defensive Player of the Year: Stefan Wessels (203-F-84) of Den Bosch
Coach of the Year: Erik Braal of Groningen

1st Team
PG: Lance Jeter (191-PG-88) of Groningen
G/F: Dimeo Van Der Horst (197-G/F-91) of Amsterdam
F: Chase Fieler (203-F-92) of Groningen
C: Thomas Koenis (211-C-89) of Leiden
F: Charles Mitchell (203-F) of Den Bosch

2nd Team
SG: Rogier Jansen (188-SG-84) of Leiden
G: Jordan Gregory (188-G-92) of Leeuwarden
SG: Jessey Voorn (197-SG-90) of Leiden
C: Clayton Vette (202-C-88) of Zwolle
C: Nick Oudendag (210-C-87) of Zwolle

3rd Team
G: Jeroen van Vugt (192-G-91) of Weert
G: J.T. Tiller (188-G-88) of Zwolle
F: Ralf Pagter (200-F-89) of Den Bosch
F: Stefan Wessels (203-F-84) of Den Bosch
F: Denton Koon (203-F-92) of Leeuwarden

Honorable Mention
Aaron Roye (184-PG-88) of Groningen
Andrew Smith (206-F-92) of Groningen
Jonathan Lee (188-PG-90) of Leiden
Daviyon Draper (201-F-94) of Leiden
Olaf Schaftenaar (208-F-93) of Zwolle

All-Domestic Players Team
SG: Rogier Jansen (188-SG-84) of Leiden
G/F: Dimeo Van Der Horst (197-G/F-91) of Amsterdam
SG: Jessey Voorn (197-SG-90) of Leiden
C: Thomas Koenis (211-C-89) of Leiden
C: Nick Oudendag (210-C-87) of Zwolle

All-Imports Team
PG: Lance Jeter (191-PG-88) of Groningen
G: J.T. Tiller (188-G-88) of Zwolle
F: Chase Fieler (203-F-92) of Groningen
F: Denton Koon (203-F-92) of Leeuwarden
F: Charles Mitchell (203-F) of Den Bosch



ZZ Leiden keep Paul Vervaeck at helm - by Eurobasket News

ZZ Leiden and head coach Paul Vervaeck have agreed on terms of contract extension. The specialist took over the team at the start of the season. He steered Leiden to 19 wins in 28 games of the regular season. Leiden then lost to Zwolle in seven-game semifinal series. Previously Paul Vervaeck had stints with Antwerp, Fleurus, Kangoeroes, AB Contern, Falco Gent, Den Helder, Bree, Willebroek. He was named All-Belgian League Coach of the Year back in 2001.



*****************************************************
  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



*****************************************************
  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





DEAC Kamilla Gyogyfurdo wins Division B title - by Eurobasket News

DEAC Kamilla Gyogyfurdo won Division B title in Hungary. They won the Final series against HOYA Pannon Egyetem Veszprem 2-0 after an 89-79 victory last night. DEAC Kamilla Gyogyfurdo posted a 24-16 lead in the first period, but the opponents erupted with a 28-13 surge in the second. Only due to 22-15 rally in the third and then 30-20 run in the last stanzas, DEAC sealed the trophy.
Janos Velkey (192-G-95) top-scored for the winners with 24 points and Farkas netted 22. Jones delivered 16, while Szabo nailed 14. Tamas Kaman (201-G/F-79) replied with 23 points in a loss, whilst Gergely Koertelyesi poured in 14.



*****************************************************
  INDONESIA  


Nate Barfield (ex NSH GMC) is a newcomer at OSK R. Airlines - by Eurobasket News

OSK R. Airlines (TBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old American power forward Nate Barfield (206-104kg-88, college: Langston). He played in the summer at NSH GMC GSBC Jakarta in Indonesian IBL league. In 14 games he was third best scorer with impressive 26.4ppg and had 14.4rpg (leader !!!), 1.4apg and 1.8spg. Great season indeed as he was awarded Asia-Basket.com All-Indonesian IBL Center of the Year and voted to 1st Team.
Barfield won PBL championship title in 2016.
He has played also professionally for other PBL teams like Rochester RazorSharks and Lake Michigan.
Barfield attended Langston University, OK until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Thailand



*****************************************************
  IRAQ  


Erman Kunter is the new head coach of Iraq National Team !! - by Ahmad Madwar

Iraqi basketball federation announced few hours ago that they agreed terms with the Turkish/French coach Erman Kunter to be the head coach of Iraq senior national team .. coach Erman 60 years old was a famous player and he played for several clubs like Besiktas and Fenerbahce before he retired in 1992 and moved to coaching side .. he coached several clubs in top leagues in Turkey and France .. last three seasons he coached Le Mans Sarthe Basket in France Pro A league and he leaded the team to won the cup in 2016.
Most of his successful coaching years was between 2006 until 2012 when he coached Cholet Basket in France pro A, he won the regular season three times 2005, 2010 and 2011, reached the semifinal two times 2005 & 2012, reached eurochallenge finalist in 2009 and french cup finalist 2008, the league finalist in 2011 and won the league title in 2010 !!
He named as Eurobasket All-Turkish League Coach of the Year in 2003 when he coached Galatasray in that year !!



*****************************************************
  ISRAEL  

Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Mark LYONS
  Hapoel T-A
  (185-PG-89)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Lyons, Hapoel T-A20.1 
 2. Wyatt, Hapoel H.18.8 
 3. Selby, Maccabi K/G17.5 
 4. Simon, Maccabi .17.2 
 5. Siggers, Galil Gilboa17.1 
 6. Holloway, Hapoel H.16.6 
 7. Hopson, Ironi N.16.1 
 8. Bowman, Maccabi .16.1 
 9. Milbourne, Hapoel E.16.0 
 10. Holloway, Galil G.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karam MASHOUR
  Bnei H.
  (198-F-91)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Mashour, Bnei H.10.1 
 2. Holloway, Galil G.10.0 
 3. Atkins, Hapoel Holon8.3 
 4. Adrien, Bnei H.7.9 
 5. Howell, Hapoel T-A7.8 
 6. Cohen, Maccabi .7.7 
 7. Carmichael, Maccabi .7.1 
 8. Griffin, Galil Gilboa7.1 
 9. Iverson, Maccabi .7.0 
 10. Kitchen, Ironi N.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Gregory VARGAS
  Maccabi .
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Vargas, Maccabi .6.7 
 2. Henry, Hapoel Eilat6.0 
 3. Kitchen, Ironi N.5.7 
 4. Blatt, Hapoel T-A5.4 
 5. Mekel, Maccabi T-A5.1 
 6. Lyons, Hapoel T-A4.8 
 7. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .4.6 
 8. Ewing, Maccabi .4.5 
 9. Limonad, Hapoel T.4.4 
 10. Selby, Maccabi K/G4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Cameron LONG
  Maccabi .
  (193-G-88)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Long, Maccabi .2.1 
 2. Shuchman, Galil G.2.1 
 3. Kinsey, Hapoel J-M1.9 
 4. Henry, Hapoel Eilat1.8 
 5. Carter, Maccabi .1.8 
 6. Vargas, Maccabi .1.8 
 7. DiBartolomeo, Maccabi .1.7 
 8. Taylor, Maccabi .1.7 
 9. Howell, Hapoel T-A1.7 
 10. Dennis, Bnei H.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Eric GRIFFIN
  Galil Gilboa
  (203-F-90)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Griffin, Galil Gilboa1.8 
 2. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat1.3 
 3. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.1.3 
 4. Jones, Hapoel J-M1.2 
 5. Mitchell, Maccabi .1.1 
 6. Adrien, Bnei H.1.0 
 7. Kelly, Maccabi K/G0.9 
 8. Daniels, Hapoel Eilat0.9 
 9. McCrea, Maccabi .0.9 
 10. Carter, Maccabi .0.9 


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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Israel



*****************************************************
  ITALY  

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





Legnano tabs Simone Tomasini - by Eurobasket News

Legnano Basket Knights (Serie A2) inked 24-year old guard Simone Tomasini (196-93). He played most recently at Sangiorgese in the Serie B. In 33 games he averaged 14.2ppg, 4.7rpg and 3.2apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Tomasini played at Gessi Valsesia Basket (also in Serie B) where in 35 games he had 12.3ppg, 2.9rpg and 2.2apg. He helped them to make it to the group semifinals.
Tomasini was a member of Italian U18 National Team back in 2010.
He has played previously for Treviglio.
Tomasini's game is described as: A continously improving guard, very talented, he is becoming a very good PG who can pass and score. Needs to fing continuity and a correct decision making.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Italy



Padova signs coach Daniele Rubini - by Eurobasket News

Virtus Padova (Serie B) signed coach Daniele Rubini. The last time (11-13) he worked at Marghera in Italian DND league.
Rubini has coached previously Castelfranco Veneto. He is not new to Padova. The specialist guided Pallacanestro Padova back in 2006-2008 seasons.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Italy



Pistoia extend contract with Vincenzo Esposito - by Eurobasket News

Vincenzo Esposito (agency: Interperformances ) and Pistoia have agreed on terms of contract extension. The head coach has penned a new two-year deal. Vincenzo Esposito (agency: Interperformances ) took over at Pistoia back in 2015. He guided the team to 15 wins in 30 games in Serie A this season. Pistoia then lost to Umana Venezia in the quarterfinal stage. Previously Vincenzo Esposito (agency: Interperformances ) worked with JuveCaserta, Imola, Agrigento and Trento.



*****************************************************
  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



*****************************************************
  LEBANON  


Karim Zeinoun is a newcomer at Homenetmen - by Eurobasket News

Homenetmen Beirut (Pepsi LBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 18-year old guard Karim Zeinoun (188-99) from Al Riyadi. In 8 Pepsi LBL games he recorded 4.4ppg last season.
Despite young age Zeinoun had impressive career. Zeinoun's team made it to the FIBA Asia Champions Cup final in 2016. He was also voted Asia-Basket.com All-Asian U16 Championships 1st Team in 2015.
He played at the WABA Club Championships this year.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Lebanon



Moutahed lands Jad Khalil - by Eurobasket News

Al Moutahed Tripoli (Pepsi LBL) landed 21-year old international point guard Jad Khalil (186-96) from Tadamon. In 27 Pepsi LBL games he averaged 9.1ppg, 3.4rpg, 6.4apg (top 3) and 1.3spg last season.
Khalil has been also a member of Lebanese international program for some years. He played for Lebanese senior team this year and previously for U18 National Team back in 2012.
Khalil represented Lebanon at the West Asia Basketball Championships in Amman (Jordan) this year. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 3 games: 1.7ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.3apg.
Khalil has played previously for two other teams: Kahraba and Champville.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Lebanon



*****************************************************
  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, Neptunas13.6 
 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. Cepukaitis, Juven.6.7 
 5. Gudaitis, Lietuvos.6.7 
 6. Smiljanic, Nevezis5.9 
 7. Echodas, Siauliai5.9 
 8. Grant, Neptunas5.5 
 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. Pangos, Zalgiris3.9 
 9. Westermann, Zalgiris3.9 
 10. Fisher, Lietuvos.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Donatas SABECKIS
  Siauliai
  (197-F-92)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Sabeckis, Siauliai1.7 
 2. Diggs, Juventus1.5 
 3. Giedraitis, Lietuvos.1.5 
 4. Lukauskis, Lietkabe.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
 Arturas GUDAITIS
  Lietuvos.
  (211-C/F-93)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Gudaitis, Lietuvos.1.2 
 2. Agafonov, P.Zvaigz.1.2 
 3. Galdikas, Juventus1.2 
 4. Balashov, P.Zvaigz.1.0 
 5. Cepukaitis, Juven.0.9 
 6. Guscikas, Dzukija0.8 
 7. Lapeta, Lietuvos.0.8 
 8. Kulvietis, Vytautas0.8 
 9. Lavrinovic, Lietkabe.0.8 
 10. Lima, Zalgiris0.8 


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



*****************************************************
  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




*****************************************************
  MALI  


USFAS celebrate Regular season title - by Eurobasket News

USFAS celebrate Regular season title in Mali. The team finished on top with a 13-1 record. AS Police clinched second place with a 11-2 and AS Real is third with a 9-5 record. SIGUI finished fourth with a 9-5 record, while Stade is 5th with a 7-6 record. ATTAR and CBD managed to win only 2 games out of 14.


*****************************************************
  MEXICO  

CIBACOPA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Sammy YEAGER
  Guasave
  (193-F-89)
  Avg: 25.7
 1. Yeager, Guasave25.7 
 2. Franklin, Guasave25.6 
 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. Smith, Durango7.4 
 10. Rice-Jr, Obregon7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jordon CRAWFORD
  Durango
  (168-PG-)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Crawford, Durango5.9 
 2. Mitchell, Navolato5.8 
 3. Yeager, Guasave5.2 
 4. Rice-Jr, Obregon5.2 
 5. Murphy, Los Mochis5.0 
 6. Monreal, Hermosillo5.0 
 7. Perez, 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. Crawford, Culiacan1.4 
 7. Casillas, Mazatlan1.4 
 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. Gibson, Tijuana0.9 
 8. Smith, Durango0.9 
 9. Puckett, Culiacan0.9 
 10. Edwards, Mazatlan0.7 


Laudermill is back at Mono Thew, ex Correcaminos - by Eurobasket News

Mono Thewphaingarm (TBL) agreed terms with 28-year old American power forward Theron Laudermill (202-107kg-89, college: Cal State - San Bernardino). It is actually his comeback to Mono Thew as he has played here before. Laudermill played most recently at Correcaminos in Mexican LNBP, but left the team in Dec.'16. In 18 games he had very impressive stats: 17.2ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Laudermill played at Correcaminos (also in LNBP) where in 26 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 15.7ppg, 6.8rpg, 2.3apg, 1.0spg and 1.2bpg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Latinbasket.com All-Mexican LNBP Honorable Mention. Laudermill also played that season for Panteras (also in LNBP). In 5 games he averaged 9.8ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.8apg and 1.0bpg. Laudermill also spent pre-season at Deportivo Valdivia in Chilean Liga Nacional that year. In two games he got 12.5ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg.
Laudermill's team made it to the WCBL Semifinals in 2013.
He has played previously professionally also in Germany (Rattelsdorf).
Laudermill is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league on the market.
He attended Cal State - San Bernardino until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Thailand



CIBACOPA Round 39: Halcones de Ciudad Obregon defeats Lobos UAD Mazatlan in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

Sixth-ranked Lobos UAD Mazatlan (18-20) gave a tough game to second ranked Halcones de Ciudad Obregon (25-13) on Saturday. The visitors from Ciudad Obregon managed to secure only two-point victory 106-104. However their fans expected much easier game. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Lobos UAD Mazatlan. 24 personal fouls committed by Lobos UAD Mazatlan helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a great evening for forward Landon Atterberry (198-93, college: LIU Brooklyn, agency: Aspire Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds. Swingman Glen Rice-Jr (198-91, college: Georgia Tech) helped adding 19 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Halcones de Ciudad Obregon's coach Eduardo Opezzo used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was DJ White (206-86, college: Indiana) with 28 points and 5 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Halcones de Ciudad Obregon maintains second place with 25-13 record having three points less than leader Hermosillo. Defending champion Lobos UAD Mazatlan keeps the sixth position with 20 games lost. They share it with Guasave.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Tijuana Zonkeys (21-15) against seventh ranked Frayles de Guasave (18-20) on Sunday night. Host Tijuana Zonkeys were defeated by Frayles de Guasave in a tough game in Tijuana 73-77. It was an exceptional evening for Gary Mondragon (-91) who led the winners and scored 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Travis Franklin accounted for 17 points and 8 rebounds. Swingman Kareem Rodriguez (192) came up with 21 points for Tijuana Zonkeys in the defeat. Tijuana Zonkeys' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Frayles de Guasave moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Mazatlan. Tijuana Zonkeys at the other side keep the third position with 15 games lost.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Guaymas. 4th placed host Ostioneros de Guaymas (19-19) lost to first ranked Rayos de Hermosillo (29-8) 93-81. The best player for the winners was Myke Henry who scored 26 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was Paul Reyes who recorded 19 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Rayos de Hermosillo have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 29-8 record. Loser Ostioneros de Guaymas keep the fourth position with 19 games lost. They share it with Los Mochis.
Tenth-ranked Aguilas Doradas de Durango (10-27) gave a tough game to eighth ranked Garra Canera de Navolato (16-22). Garra Canera de Navolato managed to secure only three-point victory 94-91. However their fans expected easier game. It was a good game for Mychal Ammons who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds. Garra Canera de Navolato's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Garra Canera de Navolato maintains eighth place with 16-22 record. Newly promoted Aguilas Doradas de Durango stay dead last with 27 lost games.
Fifth ranked Pioneros Los Mochis (19-19) crushed at home 9th ranked Caballeros de Culiacan (13-25) by 29 points 86-57, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. Worth to mention a quality performance of Jeff Early who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds. Pioneros Los Mochis' coach felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Pioneros Los Mochis. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Guaymas. Caballeros de Culiacan lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the ninth position with 25 games lost.

Tijuana - Guasave 73-77

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Tijuana Zonkeys (21-15) against seventh ranked Frayles de Guasave (18-20) on Sunday night. Host Tijuana Zonkeys were defeated by Frayles de Guasave in a tough game in Tijuana 73-77. The guests were already 13 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 21-12 Tijuana Zonkeys' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 77-73 at the end of the game. It was an exceptional evening for Gary Mondragon (-91) who led the winners and scored 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. American forward Travis Franklin (200-88, college: Colorado St.) accounted for 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side. Four Frayles de Guasave players scored in double figures. Swingman Kareem Rodriguez (192) came up with 21 points and American power forward Cyrus Tate (203-85, college: Iowa) added 14 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Tijuana Zonkeys in the defeat. Tijuana Zonkeys' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Frayles de Guasave moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Mazatlan. Tijuana Zonkeys at the other side keep the third position with 15 games lost.
Top scorers:
Guasave: L.Davis 19+2reb+2ast, T.Franklin 17+8reb+1ast, G.Mondragon 16+5reb+5ast, D.Keller 15+6reb+3ast, E.Pittman 7+4reb, R.Soto 2+1reb
Tijuana: K.Rodriguez 21+3reb+2ast, C.Tate 14+7reb+2ast, R.Williams 12+3reb+2ast, G.Smith 9+5reb+5ast, T.Lathan 9+8reb+2ast, J.Zesati 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 536467


Guaymas - Hermosillo 81-93

The game between Top Four teams took place in Guaymas. 4th placed host Ostioneros de Guaymas (19-19) lost to first ranked Rayos de Hermosillo (29-8) 93-81. Rayos de Hermosillo looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 6 passes made by Ostioneros de Guaymas' players. The best player for the winners was American forward Myke Henry (198-92, college: De Paul) who scored 26 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field). Forward Jorge Camacho (203-89, college: E.Kentucky) chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds. Four Rayos de Hermosillo players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Paul Reyes who recorded 19 points and 5 rebounds and American guard Brandon Provost (190-90, college: UTRGV) added 17 points respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Rayos de Hermosillo have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 29-8 record. Loser Ostioneros de Guaymas keep the fourth position with 19 games lost. They share it with Los Mochis.
Top scorers:
Hermosillo: M.Henry 26+8reb+4ast, J.Camacho 16+7reb+2ast, J.Wilson 12+9reb, A.Bell 11+2reb+2ast, M.Kabongo 9+2reb+7ast, J.Manuel Esteva 7+3reb+2ast
Guaymas: P.Reyes 19+5reb, B.Provost 17+3reb+1ast, C.Jones 17+2reb+1ast, R.Woods 8+2reb+3ast, B.West 5+9reb, A.Robles Morales 5+1reb
gschID: 536471


Los Mochis - Culiacan 86-57

Fifth ranked Pioneros Los Mochis (19-19) crushed at home 9th ranked Caballeros de Culiacan (13-25) by 29 points 86-57, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. Pioneros Los Mochis dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Caballeros de Culiacan's 32. Worth to mention a quality performance of American guard Jeff Early (190-88, college: S.Illinois) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Terrance Motley (201-91, college: Sam Houston St.) helped adding 14 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Pioneros Los Mochis players scored in double figures. Pioneros Los Mochis' coach felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. The best for the losing side was Jesus Villalobos with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and American center Benjamin Puckett (205-83, college: Clayton St.) scored 9 points and 11 rebounds. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Pioneros Los Mochis. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Guaymas. Caballeros de Culiacan lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the ninth position with 25 games lost.
Top scorers:
Los Mochis: J.Early 22+11reb+3ast, T.Miller 18+7reb+1ast, M.Hernandez 16+1reb+1ast, T.Motley 14+10reb+4ast, N.Murphy 8+3reb+7ast, R.Catalayud 6+3reb+1ast
Culiacan: C.Perez 14+5reb+1ast, J.Villalobos 13+5reb+4ast, J.Gonzalez 10+1reb+3ast, B.Puckett 9+11reb+1ast, G.Glaze 8+7reb+1ast, R.Valle 3+1reb
gschID: 536470


Mazatlan - Obregon 104-106

Sixth-ranked Lobos UAD Mazatlan (18-20) gave a tough game to second ranked Halcones de Ciudad Obregon (25-13) on Saturday. The visitors from Ciudad Obregon managed to secure only two-point victory 106-104. However their fans expected much easier game. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Lobos UAD Mazatlan. 24 personal fouls committed by Lobos UAD Mazatlan helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a great evening for forward Landon Atterberry (198-93, college: LIU Brooklyn, agency: Aspire Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds. Swingman Glen Rice-Jr (198-91, college: Georgia Tech) helped adding 19 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Five Halcones de Ciudad Obregon players scored in double figures. Halcones de Ciudad Obregon's coach Eduardo Opezzo used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was DJ White (206-86, college: Indiana) with 28 points and 5 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) and point guard Peshon Howard (190-90, college: USC) scored 27 points and 5 assists. Halcones de Ciudad Obregon maintains second place with 25-13 record having three points less than leader Hermosillo. Defending champion Lobos UAD Mazatlan keeps the sixth position with 20 games lost. They share it with Guasave.
Top scorers:
Obregon: L.Atterberry 27+10reb+3ast, G.Rice Jr. 19+9reb+5ast, O.Quintero 18, N.Leon 13+1reb+2ast, M.Glover 11+3reb+1ast, R.Delgado 10+2reb
Mazatlan: D.White 28+5reb+2ast, P.Howard 27+3reb+5ast, C.Tucker 22+3reb+5ast, J.Ledbetter 9+6reb+6ast, J.Valdez 7+5reb, D.Onofre 4+1reb
gschID: 536469


Navolato - Durango 94-91

Tenth-ranked Aguilas Doradas de Durango (10-27) gave a tough game to eighth ranked Garra Canera de Navolato (16-22). Garra Canera de Navolato managed to secure only three-point victory 94-91. However their fans expected easier game. Garra Canera de Navolato players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. It was a good game for American forward Mychal Ammons (198-92, college: S.Alabama) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds. His fellow American import swingman Dwayne Mitchell (196-82, college: La-Lafayette) contributed with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Garra Canera de Navolato's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. The former international forward Stephen Soriano (200-85, college: Colorado Mesa) answered with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds and American forward Roscoe Smith (206-91, college: UNLV) added 21 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Aguilas Doradas de Durango. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Garra Canera de Navolato maintains eighth place with 16-22 record. Newly promoted Aguilas Doradas de Durango stay dead last with 27 lost games.
Top scorers:
Navolato: M.Ammons 21+13reb+2ast, D.Mitchell 20+10reb+5ast, E. Zuniga 19+6reb+1ast, J.David Estrada 13+4reb+1ast, S.Garay 9+2ast, F.Verdugo 6+5reb+3ast
Durango: J.Crawford 22+2reb+2ast, R.Smith 21+8reb+2ast, S.Soriano 19+11reb+2ast, R.Battle 15+8reb+1ast, G.Moron 6+3reb+1ast, A.Villanueva 3+3reb
gschID: 536468





*****************************************************
  MOROCCO  


AS Sale defends the title - by Eurobasket News

AS Sale defended the title in Morocco winning Morocco Basketball League 2016/2017. In the Final game they overcame Maghreb Fez 86-63. In the game for the third place Wydad Casablanca beat Chabab Rif Al Hoceima 92-74.
Earlier Maghreb Fez outscored Chabab Rif Al Hoceima 98-89 in the semifinals. AS Sale rolled over Wydad Casablanca in another game.



*****************************************************
  NBA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Russell WESTBROOK
  Oklah.Ci.
  (190-PG-88)
  Avg: 31.9
 1. Westbrook, Oklah.Ci.31.9 
 2. Harden, Houston R.29.0 
 3. Davis, N.Orleans P.28.0 
 4. Thomas, Boston C.28.0 
 5. Cousins, Sacramen.27.8 
 6. James, Clevelan.27.3 
 7. Lillard, Portland.27.1 
 8. DeRozan, Toronto R.26.7 
 9. Leonard, San A.25.8 
 10. Curry, Golden S.25.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hassan WHITESIDE
  Miami Heat
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 14.2
 1. Whiteside, Miami Heat14.2 
 2. Drummond, Detro.13.8 
 3. Jordan, LA Clippers13.8 
 4. Gobert, Utah Jazz12.6 
 5. Howard, Atlanta H.12.5 
 6. Towns, Minnesot.12.2 
 7. Davis, N.Orleans P.12.0 
 8. Chandler, Phoenix .11.4 
 9. Love, Cleveland C.11.1 
 10. Westbrook, Oklah.Ci.10.8 
Assists Per Game
 James HARDEN
  Houston R.
  (196-SG-89)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Harden, Houston R.10.9 
 2. Wall, Washington W.10.6 
 3. Westbrook, Oklah.Ci.10.4 
 4. Paul, LA Clippers9.3 
 5. Rubio, Minnesot.9.1 
 6. James, Clevelan.8.5 
 7. Teague, Indiana P.7.7 
 8. Holiday, N.Orlean.7.3 
 9. Green, Golden S.6.9 
 10. Williams, Dallas M.6.8 
Steals Per Game
 Draymond GREEN
  Golden S.
  (201-F-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. Green, Golden S.2.0 
 2. Wall, Washington W.2.0 
 3. Butler, Chicago B.1.9 
 4. Paul, LA Clippers1.9 
 5. Covington, Phi.7.1.9 
 6. Curry, Golden S.1.8 
 7. McConnell, Phi.76ers1.7 
 8. Rubio, Minnesot.1.7 
 9. Leonard, San A.1.7 
 10. Westbrook, Oklah.Ci.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Rudy GOBERT
  Utah Jazz
  (216-C-92)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Gobert, Utah Jazz2.6 
 2. Embiid, Phi.76ers2.4 
 3. Davis, N.Orleans P.2.2 
 4. Whiteside, Miami Heat2.1 
 5. Turner, Indiana P.2.1 
 6. Porzingis, New Y.2.0 
 7. Antetokounmp., Milwauke.1.8 
 8. Lopez, Brooklyn N.1.7 
 9. Durant, Golden S.1.6 
 10. Ibaka, Orlando M.1.6 


Warriors crush Cavaliers again in Game 2, 132-113 - by Eurobasket News

The Cavaliers can leave the Bay Area believing they've played nowhere near their best and worrying whether it would've been enough if they had. The Golden State Warriors again overwhelmed Cleveland in the Finals, this time 132-113 in Game 2 to take a commanding lead in this series. The Warriors of course blew a 2-0 lead to the Cavs last season. But that team didn't have Kevin Durant (6'9''-SF-88, college: Texas). As LeBron James (6'8''-SF-84) established after the 22-point loss in Game 1, Durant in Warrior colors makes a big difference. Game 3 is at 9 p.m. Wednesday at The Q. Durant was brilliant again for the Warriors with 33 points and 13 rebounds. Stephen Curry (6'3''-PG-88, college: Davidson), perhaps healthier than he was in the 2016 Finals and certainly able to play more freely against the Cavs with Durant there to back him up, dropped 32 points and was a perfect 14-for-14 at the foul line. Curry added 11 assists and 10 rebounds for a triple double. James finished with 29 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists in 39 minutes. He tied Magic Johnson for first place all-time with 8 triple-doubles in the Finals, and has 18 playoff triple doubles overall, trailing only Johnson (30). James and Curry became the first players in NBA history to record triple doubles in the same game. Kevin Love (6'10''-PF-88, college: UCLA) contributed 27 points and seven boards for the Cavs. Kyrie Irving (6'3''-G-92, college: Duke) added 19 points and seven assists, but shot 8-of-23. Klay Thompson (6'7''-G-90, college: Washington St.) recovered from his bad Game 1 to score 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting for the Warriors (he was 3-of-16 in Game 1). Draymond Green (6'7''-F-90, college: Michigan St.) chipped in 12 points despite battling foul trouble for the second straight game. What's got to bother the Cavs is collectively they were much sharper than in Game 1 and it barely made a dent. They limited their turnovers to nine after coughing up 20 in Game 1, and the easy dunks Durant piled up in Thursday's opener weren't there. The Warriors won this game on the 3-point line, where they made 18 on 43 attempts (the 18 3s are a Finals record) to Cleveland's 8 on 29 tries. Curry, Thompson and Durant each nailed four 3s. Golden State also shot 22-of-24 at the foul line to the Cavs' 15-of-19. After tying a Finals record low with four turnovers in Game 1, the Warriors were really sloppy with the ball in Game 2. They coughed up 20 turnovers for 23 Cavs' points. And, yes, still won by 19. Oh boy. Coach Steve Kerr was back on the bench for the Warriors after missing the past 11 games due to complications from back surgery. Whether it's him or former Cavs coach Mike Brown running the team, it hasn't mattered. The Warriors are the NBA's first 14-0 in the postseason and could win their second title in three seasons in Cleveland with two more wins. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue 's adjustments were to counter with Channing Frye (6'11''-PF-83, college: Arizona) off the bench (he didn't play in Game 1) and to play Kyle Korver (6'7''-F/G-81, college: Creighton) more than center Tristan Thompson in a smaller lineup. Obviously, no significant gains were made. Thompson and Korver were both scoreless in Game 1 and finished Game 2 with eight points apiece. Cavs guard J.R. Smith failed to score, and backup point guard Deron Williams (6'3''-PG-84, college: Illinois) still hasn't scored in the Finals. Not even the Cavs' trusty black T-shirt jerseys could save them. They dusted off the T-shirts they wore in last season's Game 7 victory hoping for a spark. Nothing. Again, the third quarter was the Cavs' undoing. The Warriors only led 67-64 at halftime, but were ahead by 14 heading into the fourth. They closed the period on a 14-4 spurt over the final 5:41. The Cavs, who tried to keep the frenetic pace at which Golden State plays, had their hands tugging on their shorts and resting on their hips as the Warriors wore them down. In Game 1, it was a 13-0 run to start the quarter that put the Cavs to bed.
Courtesy of: cleveland.com



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



*****************************************************
  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



*****************************************************
  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



USC transfer Sedee Keita finds new basketball home - by Eurobasket News

Former South Carolina basketball player Sedee Keita (6'9''-F) has committed to St. John's, according to multiple reports Sunday night. The rising sophomore was the highest-rated recruit of coach Frank Martin's 2016 class. He announced his transfer from USC on May 26. The 6-foot-9 forward averaged 9.6 minutes over 29 games, supplying minutes in relief of starting posts Chris Silva and Maik Kotsar. He averaged 1.1 points and 2.0 rebounds, with 11 blocks and seven steals overall. Keita scored nine points in USC's win against Duke that sent the Gamecocks to the Sweet 16. A four-star prospect from Philadelphia by way of Greenville's 22ft Academy, Keita was a consensus top-85 national recruit. Per NCAA transfer rules, he will have to sit out one season at St. John's but still have three years of eligibility remaining.
Courtesy of: thestate.com



*****************************************************
  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.22.3 
 4. Kendle, Canterbury20.3 
 5. Ross, SC Rangers19.3 
 6. Wesley, Wellington S.18.9 
 7. Ongwae, Taranaki.18.0 
 8. Tait, SC Rangers17.7 
 9. Adnam, Nelson G.17.6 
 10. Bartlett, Taylor H.17.0 
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 Rangers8.0 
 8. Henry, Wellington S.7.9 
 9. Dempster, Nelson G.7.5 
 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. Webster, Wellingt.5.2 
 7. Tait, SC Rangers5.2 
 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 Rangers2.4 
 3. McCarron, SC Ra.1.9 
 4. Ongwae, Taranaki.1.7 
 5. Whippy, Canterbury1.7 
 6. Webster, Wellingt.1.6 
 7. Ross, SC Rangers1.6 
 8. Tait, SC Rangers1.5 
 9. Wesley, Wellington S.1.4 
 10. Kendle, Canterbury1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Southlan.
  (215-C-87)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Pledger, Southlan.1.7 
 2. Williams, Taylor H.1.6 
 3. Egwu, SC Rangers1.6 
 4. Gomis, Taranaki MA1.3 
 5. Neighbour, Cante.0.9 
 6. Washington, Nelson G.0.9 
 7. Wesley, Wellington S.0.9 
 8. Grim, Nelson G.0.8 
 9. Kay, Southland S.0.8 
 10. Jones, Canterbury0.7 


NBL Round 12: No surprise as #1 Saints defeat Hawks - by Eurobasket News

There will be only one (last) round of the Regular Season in NBL.

NBL top team - Saints (17-0) added another victory to their record on Saturday. This time they beat seventh ranked Hawks (3-13) in Tamatea 98-90. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 45-36 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Saints dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Hawks' 40. Worth to mention a quality performance of American-Fijian forward Tai Wesley (201-86, college: Utah St., agency: MKP Management) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 27 points and 11 rebounds and the former international guard Corey Webster (188-88, college: Lambuth) who added 26 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was American center Amir Williams (211-92, college: Ohio St.) with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 15 rebounds. Undefeated Saints have an impressive 17-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 17-0 record. Hawks lost seventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 13 games lost. Saints are looking forward to face Giants (#5) in Stoke in the next round. Hawks will play on the road against Sharks in Southland and are hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
The game in Stoke was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Rangers (10-6) played at the court of 5th ranked Giants (4-12). Rangers defeated Giants 79-65. The winners were led by Guamanian-American guard Earnest Ross (196-91, college: Missouri, agency: MKP Management) who scored that evening 21 points and 8 rebounds and Nnanna Egwu supported him with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Even 18 points and 5 assists by Australian guard Kyle Adnam (186-93) did not help to save the game for Giants. Rangers moved-up to second place, which they share with Southland S. Giants at the other side keep the fifth position with 12 games lost. Rangers will play against Rams (#4) in Christchurch in the next round. Giants will play at home against the league's leader Saints and hope to get back on the winning track.
Fourth ranked Rams (9-7) crushed at home 6th ranked Mountain Airs (4-13) by 31 points 101-70, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. The best player for the winners was Marcus Alipate who had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Houston ORiley who recorded 15 points and 5 assists. Rams have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 9-7 record. Loser Mountain Airs keep the sixth place with 13 games lost. Rams will meet league's second-placed Rangers in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Mountain Airs will play against Hawks (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 12 Taranaki MA were destroyed by Southland S. on the opponent's court 91-70. SC Rangers managed to outperform Taylor Hawks in a home game 98-85.

Nelson G. - SC Rangers 65-79

The game in Stoke was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Rangers (10-6) played at the court of 5th ranked Giants (4-12). Rangers defeated Giants 79-65. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Rangers's pressure prevailed and they won that period 19-9 extending their advantage to 14 points. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Giants' 30. Rangers forced 21 Giants turnovers. The winners were led by Guamanian-American guard Earnest Ross (196-91, college: Missouri, agency: MKP Management) who scored that evening 21 points and 8 rebounds and Nigerian-American power forward Nnanna Egwu (211-92, college: Illinois) supported him with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Four Rangers players scored in double figures. Even 18 points and 5 assists by Australian guard Kyle Adnam (186-93) did not help to save the game for Giants. The former international forward Finn Delany (198-95, college: SW Baptist) added 8 points and 10 rebounds. Rangers moved-up to second place, which they share with Southland S. Giants at the other side keep the fifth position with 12 games lost. Rangers will play against Rams (#4) in Christchurch in the next round. Giants will play at home against the league's leader Saints and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
SC Rangers: E.Ross 21+8reb+1ast, M.McCarron 18+3reb, N.Egwu 14+10reb+2ast, L.Tait 12+2reb+5ast, N.Barrow 6+6reb, D.Boucher 4+9reb+5ast
Nelson G.: K.Adnam 18+2reb+5ast, D.Prewster 11+5reb, A.Granger 8+2reb+1ast, F.Delany 8+10reb+2ast, M.Grim 7+5reb+3ast, S.Dempster 6+5reb+2ast
gschID: 531119


Taylor Hawks - Wellington S. 90-98

NBL top team - Saints (17-0) added another victory to their record on Saturday. This time they beat seventh ranked Hawks (3-13) in Tamatea 98-90. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 45-36 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Saints dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Hawks' 40. Worth to mention a quality performance of American-Fijian forward Tai Wesley (201-86, college: Utah St., agency: MKP Management) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 27 points and 11 rebounds and the former international guard Corey Webster (188-88, college: Lambuth) who added 26 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was American center Amir Williams (211-92, college: Ohio St.) with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 15 rebounds and international guard Everard Bartlett (193-86) scored 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Saints have an impressive 17-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 17-0 record. Hawks lost seventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 13 games lost. Saints are looking forward to face Giants (#5) in Stoke in the next round. Hawks will play on the road against Sharks in Southland and are hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
Wellington S.: T.Wesley 27+11reb+2ast, C.Webster 26+7reb+5ast, J.Duinker 15+7reb+1ast, S.Ili 15+2reb+6ast, B.Anthony 6+5reb, L.Henry 4+9reb+3ast
Taylor Hawks: T.Tolovae 19+1reb+2ast, J.Kenny 18+3reb+4ast, E.Bartlett 17+6reb+4ast, A.Williams 13+15reb+3ast, A.Haku 12+1reb, J.Fox 8+7reb+1ast
gschID: 531118


Canterbury - Taranaki MA 101-70

Fourth ranked Rams (9-7) crushed at home 6th ranked Mountain Airs (4-13) by 31 points 101-70, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. The game without a history. Rams led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Rams outrebounded Mountain Airs 49-29 including a 37-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Mountain Airs' players. The best player for the winners was Tongan-American guard Marcus Alipate (183-92, college: St.Thomas) who had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 assists. Naturalized American forward Marcel Jones (203-85, college: Oregon St., agency: PEPI SPORT) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Rams players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was point guard Houston ORiley (180-89) who recorded 15 points and 5 assists and American guard Jaylen Gerrand (188, college: Umpqua CC) added 15 points and 4 assists respectively. Rams have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 9-7 record. Loser Mountain Airs keep the sixth place with 13 games lost. Rams will meet league's second-placed Rangers in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Mountain Airs will play against Hawks (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Canterbury: E.Rusbatch 20+6reb+3ast, M.Alipate 19+3reb+10ast, M.Karena 17+9reb, G.Dawson 14+5reb+1ast, M.Jones 14+12reb+4ast, J.Kendle 13+5reb+4ast
Taranaki MA: H.O'Riley 15+3reb+5ast, J.Gerrand 15+1reb+4ast, A.Bailey-Nowell 10+5reb+1ast, X.Shaw 9+2reb+1ast, T.Ongwae 8+4reb+1ast, D.Brooks 6+2reb
gschID: 531117


Southland S. - Taranaki MA 91-70

Rather expected game in Southland where 6th ranked Mountain Airs (4-13) were crushed by third ranked Sharks (10-6) 91-70 on Friday. The game without a history. Sharks led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Sharks outrebounded Mountain Airs 51-37 including a 33-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was Australian power forward Nick Kay (206-92, college: Metro St.) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. Australian center James Hunter (208-92, college: S.Dakota) chipped in 17 points and 9 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international swingman Aaron Bailey-Nowell (196-81) who recorded 16 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists and Senegalese forward Daniel Gomis (208-91, college: Oregon St.) added 13 points and 11 rebounds respectively. Five Sharks and four Mountain Airs players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Sharks moved-up to second place, which they share with SC Rangers. Loser Mountain Airs keep the sixth position with 13 games lost. Sharks will meet at home bottom-ranked Hawks (#7) in the next round where they are favorite. Mountain Airs will play against Hawks and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Southland S.: J.Hunter 17+9reb+2ast, L.Aston 16+4reb, R.Te Rangi 15+7reb+5ast, N.Kay 15+14reb+4ast, D.Raukawa 13+2reb+1ast, D.Bailey 9+2reb+2ast
Taranaki MA: A.Bailey-Nowell 16+8reb+6ast, D.Gomis 13+11reb+1ast, T.Ongwae 13+7reb+2ast, A.Burton 11+3reb+1ast, J.Gerrand 6+1ast, H.O'Riley 5+4reb+3ast
gschID: 531116


SC Rangers - Taylor Hawks 98-85

Rather predictable result in Auckland where third ranked Rangers (10-6) defeated bottom-ranked Hawks (3-13) 98-85 on Thursday. The game was mostly controlled by Rangers. Hawks managed to win fourth quarter 29-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Rangers looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The best player for the winners was Guamanian-American guard Earnest Ross (196-91, college: Missouri, agency: MKP Management) who had a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds. The former international guard Lindsay Tait (190-82) chipped in 18 points and 5 assists. Rangers' coach Jeff Green used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was naturalized Australian guard Tony Tolovae (196-92) who recorded 28 points and Fijian forward Joshua Fox (198-94, college: Cal-Davis, agency: MKP Management) added 15 points and 9 rebounds respectively. Five Rangers and four Hawks players scored in double figures. Rangers moved-up to second place, which they share with Southland S. Hawks lost seventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 13 games lost. Rangers will meet at home Rams (#4) in the next round. Hawks will play against Sharks in Southland and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
SC Rangers: E.Ross 21+11reb+2ast, L.Tait 18+4reb+5ast, B.Ruscoe 16+5reb+3ast, C.Buck 15+3reb+2ast, M.McCarron 12+6reb+2ast, N.Egwu 10+5reb+2ast
Taylor Hawks: T.Tolovae 28+2reb+3ast, J.Fox 15+9reb+1ast, K.Johnson 13+3reb, A.Haku 11+7reb+2ast, A.Williams 10+11reb+2ast, J.Kenny 5+4reb+7ast
gschID: 531115





Wesley number one in New Zealand for round 12 - by Eurobasket News

American-Fijian Forward Tai Wesley (201-F-86, agency: MKP Management) put on an amazing game in the last round for top-ranked Wellington S., receiving a Australiabasket.com Player of the Week award for round 12.
The 30-year old player had a double-double of 27 points and 11 rebounds, while his team beat Taylor Hawks (#7, 3-13) 98-90. It allowed Wellington S. to consolidate first place in the New Zealand NBL. They maintain a perfect record without any lost game in the league. It's already very far into the season and Wellington S. keeps a perfect 17-0 record. In the team's last game Wesley had a remarkable 66.7% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Wellington S., being already a very valuable addition to the team. Former Utah State University star has very solid stats this year. Wesley is in league's top in points (6th best: 18.9ppg), rebounds (6th best: 8.1rpg) and averages impressive 66.2% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was another Wellington S.'s star - 28-year old former international guard Corey Webster (188-G-88). Webster had a very good evening with 26 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course Wellington S. cruised to a 98-90 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Taylor Hawks (#7, 3-13). Of course Wellington S. still keep the league's top spot. He plays for the best team in the league and Wellington S. managed to win all 17 games keeping a perfect record. Webster is one of the most experienced players at Wellington S. and similarly like Tai Wesley has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 26.1ppg (#1). His other stats are also decent: 4.1rpg and 5.2apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was Australian center James Hunter (208-C-92) of Southland S. (#3). Hunter scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He was a key player of Southland S., leading his team to a 91-70 easy win against the lower-ranked Taranaki MA (#6, 4-13). Southland S. needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 10 victories and 6 lost games. Hunter has a very solid season. In 14 games in New Zealand he scored 7.7ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Reuben Te Rangi (198-F/G-94) of Southland S. - 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Nick Kay (206-C/F-92) of Southland S. - 15 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Ethan Rusbatch (196-G/F-92) of Canterbury - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Lindsay Tait (190-G-82) of SC Rangers - 18 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Aaron Bailey-Nowell (196-F/G-81) of Taranaki MA - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Brook Ruscoe (187-G-90) of SC Rangers - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Mike Karena (208-C-93) of Canterbury - 17 points and 9 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)



*****************************************************
  NICARAGUA  

LMB standings

a


*****************************************************
  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



*****************************************************
  PHILIPPINES  


Ratliffe number one in Philippines for round 10 - by Eurobasket News

American-South Korean Forward Ricardo Ratliffe (203-F-89) had a very impressive game in the last round for Star Hotshots, receiving a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 10.
The 27-year old player had a double-double of 35 points and 28 rebounds, while his team edged out Alaska Aces (#9, 4-8) 102-98. Star Hotshots maintains the 3rd position in Filipino PBA. They are still close to the very top. Star Hotshots would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 9-2 record. Ratliffe just recently signed at Star Hotshots, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Ricardo Ratliffe averages just after three games 34.7ppg and 21.0rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 31-year old American Charles Rhodes (203-F/C-85) of league's leader SM Beermen. Rhodes had a very good evening with 34 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists. Of course SM Beermen cruised to a 112-101 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Globalport (#8, 4-7). Of course SM Beermen still keep the league's top spot. His team belongs to top of the standings with 11-1 record and is considered one of the main candidates for the league title. Rhodes is one of the most experienced players at SM Beermen and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 28.4ppg (#3). He also registered 10.5 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was another SM Beermen's star - center June Mar Fajardo (210-C-89). Fajardo scored 28 points and grabbed seven rebounds. He was another key player of SM Beermen, helping his team with a 124-113 win against the lower-ranked Blackwater (#11, 2-9). Many experts and fans count SM Beermen as a contender for championship title. Another victory and another confirmation that they may be right. Just look at their record: 11 victories and only one lost game. They are currently at the very top of the standings. Fajardo has a very solid season. In 10 games in Philippines he scored 14.3ppg. He also has 7.8rpg, 1.4bpg and FGP: 54.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Matthew Wright (193-G-91) of Phoenix - 42 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Keith Wright (203-F-89) of Mahindra - 21 points, 22 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Greg Smith (208-C-91) of Blackwater - 21 points, 22 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Alex Mallari (193-G/F-87) of NLEX RW - 22 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Joshua Smith (208-C-92) of TNT Ka Tropa - 23 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Alex Cabagnot (183-G-82) of SM Beermen - 25 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Wayne Chism (206-PF-87) of NLEX RW - 20 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists

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



*****************************************************
  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



Szubarga for another season in Asseco - by Greg

Asseco Gdynia (PLK) re-signed 33-year old point guard Krzysztof Szubarga (178-88kg-84). He was a team leader there last season. In 31 PLK games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.0ppg, 3.4rpg, 5.0apg and 1.3spg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Polish Cup Final Four in 2006 and 2015. Szubarga received also Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
He was also a member of Polish international program for some years. Szubarga played for Polish Senior National Team between 2005 and 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2003 and 2004.
He also represented Poland at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 4.5ppg, 1.0rpg, 2.0apg.
Szubarga has played previously professionally also in Ukraine (Mykolaiv) and Poland (Anwil, Sportino, Polonia W-wa, BM Slam Stal and Swiecie).

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Poland



*****************************************************
  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 Porto8.1 
 6. Grosey, Galitos-.7.8 
 7. Lima, CAB Madeira7.2 
 8. Fernandes, Ovarense7.1 
 9. Tadic, Illiabum7.1 
 10. Hallman, Oliveirense7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Nick NOVAK
  Ovarense
  (182-PG-90)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Novak, Ovarense5.9 
 2. Guillory, Sampaense5.2 
 3. Tinsley, FC Porto5.1 
 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. Robinson, Maia B.1.7 
 5. Guillory, Sampaense1.7 
 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. Gentry, CAB M.0.7 
 6. Washburn, FC Porto0.7 
 7. Marzette, CAB M.0.7 
 8. Hollis, Benfica0.7 
 9. Coronel, Electric.0.6 
 10. Marshall, Galitos-.0.6 


LPB Round 2 of Finals. Benfica claim second straight win - by Eurobasket News

FC Porto - Benfica 81-83

Benfica stepped closer to the title after they handed the second straight defeat to FC Porto. Benfica made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. American-Hungarian forward Damian Hollis (203-88, college: G.Washington, agency: Inception Sports) scored 15 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American power forward Raven Barber (206, college: Mt.St.Mary's) chipped in 11 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Serbian power forward Sasa Borovnjak (206-89, college: Penn St., agency: 011 Sports) responded with 21 points and American-Cape Verdean point guard Jeffrey Xavier (189-85, college: Providence) scored 15 points and 5 assists. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
FC Porto: S.Borovnjak 21+3reb+2ast, B.Tinsley 17+2reb+2ast, J.Xavier 15+4reb+5ast, J.Silva 9+4reb+5ast, M.Queiroz 8+6reb+2ast, N.Washburn 6+2reb
Benfica: D.Hollis 15+6reb+3ast, R.Barber 11+7reb+1ast, D.Raivio 11+4ast, T.Barroso 9+2reb+1ast, J.Soares 9+1reb+2ast, N.Dos Santos 8+4reb
gschID: 547830





*****************************************************
  PUERTO RICO  

Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Victor LIZ
  Ponce
  (193-SG-86)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Liz, Ponce20.7 
 2. Rosario, Quebradillas19.0 
 3. Huertas, Arecibo18.8 
 4. Wilkins, Guayama18.4 
 5. Costner, Humacao18.4 
 6. Laury, Mayaguez17.9 
 7. Warrick, Ponce17.8 
 8. Arroyo, Fajardo16.9 
 9. Akindele, Bayamon16.8 
 10. Martinez, Humacao16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eric DAWSON
  Ponce
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Dawson, Ponce10.4 
 2. Akindele, Bayamon10.1 
 3. Laury, Mayaguez9.7 
 4. Famous, Humacao9.4 
 5. Romero, Bayamon8.9 
 6. James, Fajardo8.7 
 7. Collier, Mayaguez8.5 
 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. Fitch, Quebradillas6.4 
 4. Abreu, Aguada6.4 
 5. Guzman, Humacao6.3 
 6. Smith, Quebradillas5.6 
 7. Soto, Bayamon5.5 
 8. Garcia, Quebradillas5.3 
 9. Clemente, Arecibo5.0 
 10. Torres, Ponce4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Victor LIZ
  Ponce
  (193-SG-86)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Liz, Ponce1.7 
 2. Wilkins, Guayama1.4 
 3. Behanan, Arecibo1.4 
 4. Browne, San German1.4 
 5. Fitch, Quebradillas1.3 
 6. Smith, Quebradillas1.3 
 7. Cintron-C., Humac.1.3 
 8. Collier, Mayaguez1.3 
 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, Guayama2.2 
 3. Diaz, Quebradillas1.8 
 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 


BSN Round 28: Vaqueros defeat Capitanes in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 28 in the BSN took place in Arecibo. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 6th ranked Capitanes (11-14) to seventh ranked Vaqueros (12-16) 84-82 in the game for the sixth place. Vaqueros made 27-of-35 free shots (77.1 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Capitanes helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of Nigerian center Jeleel Akindele (216-83, college: Chicago St., agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds and the former international guard Jesse Pellot-Rosa (193-84, college: VCU, agency: Paris Global Sports) who added 12 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side the former international forward Angel Alamo (206-85) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Vaqueros moved-up to sixth place. Capitanes lost third consecutive game. Defending champion dropped to the seventh position with 14 games lost. Vaqueros are looking forward to face Indios (#10) in Mayaguez in the next round. Capitanes will have a break next round.
The game in Guayama supposed to be also worth to mention about. Third ranked Piratas (16-8) played at the court of 8th ranked Brujos (10-15). Piratas smashed Brujos 103-69. The winners were led by the former international swingman Alejandro Carmona (194-83) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds and Donta Smith supported him with 14 points and 8 assists. Even 22 points and 7 rebounds by American forward Al Thornton (203-83, college: Florida St.) did not help to save the game for Brujos. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Piratas have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 16-8 record having just one point less than leader Aguada. Brujos lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with 15 games lost. Piratas will play against league's second-placed Fajardo in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Brujos will play against Leones (#4) in Juana Diaz and hope to get back on the winning track.

In the last two games of round 28 Ponce won against Mayaguez on the opponent's court 97-86. San German managed to outperform Guayama in a home game 74-69.

Arecibo - Bayamon 82-84

The most exciting game of round 28 in the BSN took place in Arecibo. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 6th ranked Capitanes (11-14) to seventh ranked Vaqueros (12-16) 84-82 in the game for the sixth place. Vaqueros made 27-of-35 free shots (77.1 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Capitanes helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of Nigerian center Jeleel Akindele (216-83, college: Chicago St., agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds and the former international guard Jesse Pellot-Rosa (193-84, college: VCU, agency: Paris Global Sports) who added 12 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side the former international forward Angel Alamo (206-85) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds and American forward Coty Clarke (201-92, college: Arkansas, agency: BeoBasket) scored 19 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Vaqueros moved-up to sixth place. Capitanes lost third consecutive game. Defending champion dropped to the seventh position with 14 games lost. Vaqueros are looking forward to face Indios (#10) in Mayaguez in the next round. Capitanes will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Bayamon: J.Akindele 24+11reb+1ast, D.Stephens 13+3reb+2ast, J.Pellot-Rosa 12+6reb, J.Soto 10+1reb+6ast, J.Gonzalez 9+3reb, C.Dalmau 7+2reb+2ast
Arecibo: A.Alamo 21+10reb+2ast, C.Clarke 19+7reb+2ast, W.Hodge 16+4reb+5ast, D.Clemente 10+3ast, D.Huertas 8+2reb, A.Young 4+3reb
gschID: 540186


Guayama - Quebradillas 69-103

The game in Guayama supposed to be also worth to mention about. Third ranked Piratas (16-8) played at the court of 8th ranked Brujos (10-15). Piratas smashed Brujos 103-69. The game without a history. Piratas led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot the lights out from three nailing 16 long-distance shots on high 51.6 percentage. Piratas players were unselfish on offense dishing 31 assists comparing to just 15 passes made by Brujos' players. The winners were led by the former international swingman Alejandro Carmona (194-83) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds and American-Venezuelan Donta Smith (201-83, college: SE Illinois JC) supported him with 14 points and 8 assists. Five Piratas players scored in double figures. Even 22 points and 7 rebounds by American forward Al Thornton (203-83, college: Florida St.) did not help to save the game for Brujos. His fellow American import guard Damien Wilkins (198-80, college: Georgia) added 9 points and 4 assists for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Piratas have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 16-8 record having just one point less than leader Aguada. Brujos lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with 15 games lost. Piratas will play against league's second-placed Fajardo in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Brujos will play against Leones (#4) in Juana Diaz and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Quebradillas: M.Rosario 17+2reb+2ast, A.Carmona 17+10reb+3ast, J.Mojica 14+4reb+2ast, D.Smith 14+2reb+8ast, J.Garcia 12+3reb+3ast, L.Hernandez 8+3reb+2ast
Guayama: A.Thornton 22+7reb, D.Wilkins 9+4reb+4ast, K.Penn 7+4reb, M.Fillyaw 7+5reb+2ast, K.Vinales 7+2reb+2ast, J.Pineiro 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 540185


Mayaguez - Ponce 86-97

Very expected game in Mayaguez where 10th ranked Indios (7-16) were defeated by fifth ranked Leones (12-13) 97-86. The game was mostly controlled by Leones. Indios was better in fourth quarter 28-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They shot the lights out from three nailing 12 long-distance shots on high 60.0 percentage. Leones players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists. The winners were led by the former international swingman Angel-Daniel Vassallo (198-86, college: Virginia Tech) who scored that evening 31 points and Dominican Victor Liz (193-86) supported him with 17 points and 6 assists. Four Leones players scored in double figures. Even 14 points by international guard Cliff Duran (191-89, agency: Paris Global Sports) did not help to save the game for Indios. American-Dominican forward Jose Rodriguez (201-92, college: Texas Southern) added 13 points for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Leones moved-up to fourth place. Indios lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with 16 games lost. Leones will play against Brujos (#8) in Guayama in the next round. Indios will play on the road against Vaqueros in Bayamon and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Ponce: A.Daniel Vassallo 31+3reb+1ast, M.Harris 17+4reb+3ast, V.Liz 17+4reb+6ast, C.Emory 11+4reb+2ast, A.Torres 8+6ast, E.Dawson 6+6reb+2ast
Mayaguez: C.Duran 14+3reb+2ast, J.Rodriguez 13+3reb+2ast, A.Ayala 9+2reb+4ast, D.Collier 8+6reb+4ast, R.Suarez 8+1reb+4ast, J.Caraballo 7
gschID: 540184


San German - Guayama 74-69

Rather predictable result in San German where sixth ranked Atleticos (12-14) defeated 8th ranked Brujos (10-15) 74-69. Brujos were ahead by 6 points after three quarters before a 21-10 charge of Atleticos, which allowed them to win the game. They made 17-of-19 charity shots (89.5 percent) during the game. The winners were led by the former international guard Gary Browne (185-93, college: W.Virginia, agency: Inception Sports) who scored that evening 25 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists and American power forward Justin Keenan (202-88, college: Ferris St.) supported him with 15 points and 6 rebounds. Atleticos' coach Wilhelmus Caanen allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Even 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists by American guard Damien Wilkins (198-80, college: Georgia) did not help to save the game for Brujos. Naturalized American guard Kyle Vinales (185-92, college: Cent.Conn.St.) added 19 points for lost side. Atleticos have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place. Brujos lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with 15 games lost. Atleticos will play against league's leader Santeros in Coamo in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Brujos will play on the road against Leones (#4) in Juana Diaz and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
San German: G.Browne 25+7reb+8ast, J.Keenan 15+6reb, D.Ebanks 12+5reb+1ast, A.Franklin 8+4reb+5ast, C.Lopez-Sosa 7+10reb+1ast, I.Sosa Carrion 5+2reb+2ast
Guayama: K.Vinales 19+2reb+3ast, D.Wilkins 17+5reb+5ast, A.Thornton 16+4reb, D.Hinson 6+1reb+2ast, K.Penn 6+7reb, R.Sanchez 3+6reb+3ast
gschID: 540183





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)



*****************************************************
  RUSSIA  


Aleksey Almushev signs at Rusichi Kursk - by Eurobasket News

Rusichi Kursk landed 27-year old swingman Aleksey Almushev (198-88kg-90). He played most recently at Khimky-Podmoskovye Moscow Region in the Superleague 1. In 11 games he averaged 3.5ppg and 3.5rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Almushev played at Sogdiana-Skif where in 33 Superleague 3 games he was the best scorer with impressive 20.0ppg and recorded 13.4rpg (leader !!!), 1.5apg and 1.2spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague 3 Forward of the Year and selected to 1st Team.
Among other achievements Almushev's team made it to the U23 League Semifinals in 2011 and 2013.
He has played previously for four other teams: Krasnie Krilya, Samara 2nd team, Musson and Tolyatti.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Russia



Burevestnik lands Vladimir Belov - by Eurobasket News

BK Burevestnik Jaroslav (Superleague 2) tabbed 33-year old forward Vladimir Belov (207-106kg-84). He played most recently at Spartak Primorie Vladivostok in the Superleague 1. In 31 games he averaged 3.7ppg and 3.2rpg last season. Superleague 2 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Belov helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Kupol-Rodniki (Superleague) where in 12 games he had very impressive stats: 18.1ppg, 7.2rpg and 1.7apg.
Among other achievements Belov's team won Russian Superleague Regular Season in 2011. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague Honorable Mention award back in 2010.
Belov has played previously professionally also in Ukraine (BC 93 Pulsar) and Russia (CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Moscow, Krasnodar, Universitet Yugra and TEMP SUMZ Revda).

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Russia



Nizhny Novgorod bring in Aleksandr Sakharov - by Eurobasket News

Nizhny Novgorod have agreed on terms of contract with Aleksandr Zakharov (203-SF-93). The forward has penned a three-year deal. Aleksandr Zakharov spent the last season in Irkut. He averaged 14.7 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game in Superleague 1. He made it into All-Russian Superleague 1 2nd Team. Aleksandr Zakharov got called up to the Russian National Team training camp this summer.



Matt Janning leaves Lokomotiv Kuban - by Alex Rovenskyi

Matt Janning (195-G-88, college: Northeastern, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) leaves Lokomotiv Kuban. The basketball player said goodbye to the team and fans in his instagram.

"Thank you for the amazing year and a half in Krasnodar. It was an honor for me to wear the Loko jersey. Thanks to all the fans for the excellent support! Special thanks to the staff, managers, doctors, training staff, coaches and many thanks to the whole team. I will always have wonderful memories of the time spent in Krasnodar, "Matt Janning wrote.

In the current season, Matt Janning gained an average 10.6 points, 3.4 assists and 3.0 rebounds in the VTB United League, as well as 10.7 points, 2.8 assists and 2.6 rebounds in the Eurocup.



*****************************************************
  SERBIA  


Crvena Zvezda claim Junior League title - by Eurobasket News

Crvena Zvezda juniors celebrated victory in the Serbian Youth championship. They overcame Mega Bemax 74:68 for the trophy. Stefan Djordjevic (203-C-98) scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the champions.
Mega Bemax jumped to an early lead. They grabbed a 25:14 advantage after ten minutes. Crvena Zvezda however erased the deficit in the second term. They ensured a 39:37 halftime lead. Crvena Zvezda went on a 22:15 run in the third term to clear off. Mega Bemax limited their opponents to just 13 points in the fourth term but could not avoid the loss. Stefan Momirov (195-G-99) provided 13 points, while Zoran Paunovic (201-G-00) added 12 points in the victory.



*****************************************************
  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



*****************************************************
  SPAIN  

Stats Leaders - ACB

Points Per Game
 Edwin JACKSON
  Estudian.
  (190-SG-89)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Jackson, Estudian.21.4 
 2. Llull, Real Madrid16.0 
 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. Dubljevic, Valencia5.6 
 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 Madrid5.5 
 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 Madrid1.2 
 4. Tumba, UCAM M.1.0 
 5. Pustovyi, Obradoiro1.0 
 6. Antetokounmp., Andor.0.9 
 7. Ayon, Real Madrid0.8 
 8. Traore, Estudiantes0.8 
 9. Diagne, Fuenlabrada0.8 
 10. Eric, RE.0.8 


Stats Leaders - LEB Gold

Points Per Game
 Zaid HEARST
  Araberri
  (193-G-)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Hearst, Araberri20.2 
 2. Berhanemeske., Arabe.18.9 
 3. Derksen, Marin18.2 
 4. Nevels, Forca Lleida16.4 
 5. Pena, Coruna16.0 
 6. Carlson, Gipuzkoa.15.7 
 7. Rakocevic, Caceres15.0 
 8. Ortega, Prat14.6 
 9. Huskic, Burgos14.3 
 10. Bivia, Palma14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordi TRIAS
  FC Barc.
  (208-F-80)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Trias, FC Barc.10.2 
 2. Marcius, Caceres7.8 
 3. Huskic, Burgos7.3 
 4. Fakuade, Breogan6.9 
 5. Stainbrook, Breogan6.8 
 6. Gerun, CB Clavijo6.7 
 7. Cruz-Uceda, Breogan6.7 
 8. Slezas, Gipuzkoa.6.5 
 9. Ortega, Prat6.4 
 10. Guerra, Ourense6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Oscar ALVARADO
  Araberri
  (184-PG-91)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Alvarado, Araberri5.4 
 2. Perez, Oviedo5.2 
 3. Uriz, Gipuzkoa GBC4.7 
 4. Forcada, Prat4.7 
 5. Faner, Castello4.6 
 6. Monaghan, Coruna4.5 
 7. Diaz, Ourense4.2 
 8. Franch, Breogan4.1 
 9. Gintvainis, Huesca4.1 
 10. Arevalo, Castello3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Xavier FORCADA
  Prat
  (194-G-88)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Forcada, Prat2.1 
 2. Nevels, Forca Lleida1.9 
 3. Arevalo, Castello1.8 
 4. Pena, Coruna1.7 
 5. Faner, Castello1.6 
 6. Simeon, Marin1.6 
 7. Diaz, Ourense1.6 
 8. Uriz, Gipuzkoa GBC1.6 
 9. Ott, Melilla1.5 
 10. Motos, Huesca1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Alberto FONTET
  Huesca
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Fontet, Huesca1.5 
 2. Gatell, Melilla1.1 
 3. Mbaye, Forca L.1.1 
 4. Samb, Palencia1.0 
 5. Marcius, Caceres1.0 
 6. Marti, Prat1.0 
 7. Dos-Anjos, Oviedo1.0 
 8. Nguirane, Castello0.9 
 9. Gerun, FC Barc.0.9 
 10. Diagne, FC Barc.0.8 


Stats Leaders-LEB Silver

Points Per Game
 Sergio DE LA FUENTE
  Valladol.
  (198-C-89)
  Avg: 16.4
 1. De-La-Fuente, Valladol.16.4 
 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, Zornotza15.6 
 8. Wade-Chatman, Valladol.15.5 
 9. Mbamalu, Agustino.15.1 
 10. Nkaloulou, Camba.14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jack CROOK
  Agustino.
  (211-C-93)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Crook, Agustino.9.5 
 2. De-La-Fuente, Valladol.9.4 
 3. Torres, Tarragona9.0 
 4. Salazar, Zornotza8.0 
 5. Beranek, Avila7.6 
 6. Solarin, Zamorano7.5 
 7. Conde, Gandia7.0 
 8. De-L., Granada6.9 
 9. Dezelski, Sammic I.6.9 
 10. Elias, Albacete6.7 
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. Graham, Valladolid1.5 
 7. Marin, Moron1.5 
 8. Reina, L''Hospitalet1.4 
 9. Salazar, Zornotza1.4 
 10. Dezelski, Sammic I.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Boubacar SIDIBE
  Valladolid
  (205-C-94)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Sidibe, Valladolid1.4 
 2. Miller, Gandia1.1 
 3. Martinez, Agustino.1.1 
 4. De-L., Granada1.1 
 5. Kasse, Moron1.1 
 6. Keshinro, Moron1.1 
 7. Elias, Albacete1.0 
 8. Graham, Valladolid1.0 
 9. Conde, Gandia0.9 
 10. Nathanaelsso., Albac.0.9 


Real Madrid's 6th straight final - by Ivan Milenkovic

Real Madrid swept their semifinal series (3-0 vs Unicaja Malaga) and reached finals for 6th consecutive season! Since Pablo Laso became Los Blancos' coach, in 2011-2012 season, they have always been playoff finalists. During ACB era, starting from 1983-84 season, Real advanced to their 19th final. In 18 previous championship series, they celebrated on 11 occasions. With Pablo Laso on bench, Real Madrid won three out of five finals - with Barcelona always their final oponnent. Los Blancos won in 2013, 2015 and 2016, while their major rivals celebrated in 2012 and 2014. This time there will be no Barcelona in the finals. Madrid will face Baskonia or Valencia.



Liga Endesa Round 3 of Semi-Finals. Real Madrid reach Finals - by Eurobasket News

Unicaja - Real Madrid 73-76

Real Madrid outgunned Unicaja in Malaga to complete the sweep of the semifinal series. The guests trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 25-21 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Real Madrid made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. It was a good game for international Sergio Llull (190-87) who led his team to a victory with 12 points and 9 assists. Slovenian point guard Luka Doncic (201-99) contributed with 10 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Real Madrid players scored in double figures. Serbian point guard Nemanja Nedovic (191-91, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 14 points and point guard Alberto Diaz (188-94) added 9 points and 4 assists in the effort for Unicaja Malaga. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Real Madrid: A.Randolph 13+4reb+1ast, S.Llull 12+2reb+9ast, L.Doncic 10+7reb+3ast, G.Ayon 10+7reb+2ast, F.Reyes 8+4reb+1ast, J.Taylor 7+3reb+1ast
Unicaja: N.Nedovic 14+1reb+3ast, C.Eyenga 12+2reb, C.Suarez 9+6reb+2ast, A.Diaz 9+4reb+4ast, D.Musli 8+6reb, K.Fogg 8+2reb+4ast
gschID: 547684


Valencia - Baskonia 75-69

Valencia overcame Baskonia to take 2-1 lead. Baskonia was ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 27-16 third quarter run of Valencia Basket. They made 23-of-27 charity shots (85.2 percent) during the game. Baskonia was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for French point guard Antoine Diot (193-89) who led his team to a victory scoring 16 points and 5 assists. The former international swingman Fernando San-Emeterio (199-84) helped adding 15 points and 5 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American point guard Shane Larkin (180-92, college: Miami, FL) with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import Ricky Ledo (201-92, college: Providence) scored 11 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Baskonia's coach Alfonso Alonso rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Valencia: A.Diot 16+3reb+5ast, F.San Emeterio 15+5reb+2ast, B.Dubljevic 12+6reb, P.Oriola 11+2reb, R.Sato 11+2reb+1ast, W.Thomas 3+5reb
Baskonia: S.Larkin 16+5reb+5ast, R.Ledo 11+5reb+2ast, T.Shengelia 11+3reb+1ast, A.Hanga 11+4reb+2ast, R.Beaubois 10+1reb, J.Voigtmann 3+1reb
gschID: 547683





LEB Gold Round 2 of Finals. Burgos claim second consecutive victory - by Eurobasket News

Burgos - Palencia 90-82

Burgos outgunned Palencia to take 2-0 lead in title series. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 47-37 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Serbian center Goran Huskic (210-92, college: Howard Col., TX) had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and center Javier Vega (205-88) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Power forward Urko Otegui (203-81) responded with 15 points and naturalized Senegalese power forward Mamadou Samb (210-89) scored 13 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Burgos: G.Huskic 22+13reb+3ast, J.Vega 19+5reb, A.Lopez 16+4ast, J.Garcia 11, A.Barrera 7+2reb+1ast, E.Martinez 6+5reb+1ast
Palencia: U.Otegui 15+3reb+1ast, J.Perez 13+2reb+2ast, M.Samb 13+6reb, D.Rodriguez 11+1reb, J.Zamora 8+2reb+5ast, L.Barnes 8+8reb+1ast
gschID: 547698





LEB Silver Round 4 of Finals. Valladolid conquer playoff title - by Eurobasket News

Valladolid - Zornotza 71-66

Valladolid beat Zornotza in Game 4 of the championship series to conquer the playoff title. Blancos de Rueda made 27-of-32 free shots (84.4 percent) during the game. 27 personal fouls committed by Zornotza helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Henri Wade-Chatman (188-92, college: Edinboro) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and British forward Rowell Graham (197-94) who added 11 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side Bahamas swingman JR Cadot (196-87, college: TCU, agency: Dynamics Global Management) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 15 rebounds and point guard Iker Salazar (192-93) scored 9 points and 9 rebounds. Zornotza's coach Mikel Garitaonandia tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Valladolid: H.Wade-Chatman 22+3reb+2ast, R.Graham 11+11reb, D.Astilleros 9+9reb, M.Gonzalez 8+5reb+1ast, P.Esteban 7, G.Mukendi 6
Zornotza: J.Cadot 18+15reb+2ast, V.Vucetic 12+3reb, D.De La Rua 10+1reb+1ast, I.Salazar 9+9reb+2ast, N.Skouen 6+2reb, D.Iriarte 4+3reb
gschID: 547819





FC Barcelona ready to re-sign Navarro - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa) is about to re-sign experienced 37-year old international guard Juan Carlos Navarro (192-82kg-80). In sixteen Liga Endesa games he averaged 7.3ppg and 1.3apg last season. Navarro helped them to make it to the Supercup final.
In 2002 he was drafted by Washington Wizards (NBA) in second round (40th overall).
Among other achievements Navarro's team won Spanish Liga Endesa Regular Season in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention award in 2015.
Navarro represented Spain at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 5 games: 5.2ppg, 1.4apg, FGP: 46.2%, 3PT: 36.4%.
Navarro has played also professionally in NBA (Memphis Grizzlies).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at FC Barcelona.
Let's have closer look into Navarro's outlook: Very exciting player. Versatile 1-2. Tremendous athlete with exceptional speed and quickness. Plays with no fear. Great scorer. Very good defensive player 1 on 1and in full court press. Improves daily. He's probably the best simulator ever in fouls received. Hated by most of his European opponents, some hope that this "skill" will decrease in NBA.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



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



*****************************************************
  SWEDEN  


Jeffery Taylor selected the top Swedish players playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Jeffery Taylor
Jeffery Taylor
   #1. This week's number one is former international small forward Jeffery Taylor (201-89, college: Vanderbilt, currently plays in Spain). He contributed 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. Taylor scored 9 points in only 12 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 Taylor averages: 4.8ppg, 1.4rpg, 2FGP: 61.0%(36-59), 3FGP: 38.0% and FT: 52.8% in 31 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Taylor played for the Swedish senior national team four years ago. Strangely he has never played in Sweden.

Jonathan Skjoldebrand
Jonathan Skjoldebrand
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced former international power forward Jonathan Skjoldebrand (204-83, currently plays in Israel). Skjoldebrand could not help Ironi Nahariya (18-15) in their last game on Friday. Despite his very good performance Ironi Nahariya was defeated 84-75 on the road by the higher-ranked Hapoel Jerusalem (#3). Skjoldebrand was the top scorer with 18 points. He also added 4 rebounds. Skjoldebrand has relatively good stats this season: 11.9ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.9apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 49.7%, 3FGP: 42.6% and FT: 75.8%. He has a dual citizenship: Swedish and Israeli. Former Sodertalje Kings starter played for the Swedish national team in 2013.

Marcus Eriksson
Marcus Eriksson
   #3. The Swedish player who performed third best last week abroad was former international shooting guard Marcus Eriksson (201-93, currently plays in Spain). Eriksson was not able to help FC Barcelona in their game against Valencia Basket (23-9) in the Spanish Liga Endesa. It was not his best game last Saturday. Eriksson scored only 3 points in 15 minutes. FC Barcelona was edged 67-64 in Valencia by the higher-ranked (#3) Basket. This year Eriksson's overall stats are: 6.8ppg, 1.5rpg, 2FGP: 66.0%(31-47), 3FGP: 44.1% and FT: 91.3%(21-23) in 32 games. He played for the Swedish national team four years ago.

Chris Czerapowicz
Chris Czerapowicz
   #4. Guard Chris Czerapowicz (201-91, college: Davidson, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Andorra (16-16) in their game against Real Madrid (25-7) in the Spanish Liga Endesa. Czerapowicz scored 5 points. Andorra was defeated 95-84 in Madrid by the leading Real. Czerapowicz's total stats this season are: 4.9ppg and 2.3rpg. He is a naturalized American. Czerapowicz is also Swedish national team player. Apparently he has never played in Sweden.

Johan Lofberg
Johan Lofberg
   #5. International shooting guard Johan Lofberg (199-95, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Oviedo CB (22-12) in their game against Palencia Baloncesto (22-12) in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). Lofberg recorded 7 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 24 minutes. Oviedo CB lost 71-86 on the opponent's court to the lower-ranked (#5) Palencia_Baloncesto. They ended the series of four consecutive victories. It's Lofberg's first season with the team. This year he has relatively solid stats: 11.2ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.2apg in 41 games. Lofberg plays currently for the Swedish national team.

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

   #1. David Leal (188-G-98, currently plays in Mexico) managed to help Pioneros de Los Mochis to win against the league outsider Aguilas Doradas de Durango (10-27) 88-83 in the Mexican CIBACOPA on Tuesday night. He scored only 3 points. Pioneros de Los Mochis (19-19) is placed fifth in the CIBACOPA. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. The Regular Season already ended. This season Leal averages just 1.0ppg.

Other top Swedish players, who play abroad:

Olle Stumer (196-F-0) plays for Darussafaka in Turkish BSL
Erik Kall (208-C-1) plays for FC Barcelona in Spanish Liga Endesa
Tobias Borg (184-PG-93) plays for RETAbet BB in Spanish Liga Endesa
Ludvig Hakanson (190-PG-96) plays for Baloncesto Fuenlabrada in Spanish Liga Endesa
Jonas Jerebko (208-PF-87) plays for Boston Celtics in the NBA
Maciej Lampe (211-C/F-85) plays for Leopards in Chinese CBA
Viktor Gaddefors (201-SF-92) plays for Juvecaserta in Italian Serie A
Damir Markota (209-F/C-85) plays for Istanbul BBSK in Turkish BSL
Pierre Hampton (201-F-91) plays for Leicester Riders in British BBL
Martin Pahlmblad (195-SG-86) plays for Kymis in Greek A1
Anton Gaddefors (200-F-89) plays for Krosno in Polish PLK

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



*****************************************************
  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





*****************************************************
  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



*****************************************************
  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





Nate Barfield (ex NSH GMC) is a newcomer at OSK R. Airlines - by Eurobasket News

OSK R. Airlines (TBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old American power forward Nate Barfield (206-104kg-88, college: Langston). He played in the summer at NSH GMC GSBC Jakarta in Indonesian IBL league. In 14 games he was third best scorer with impressive 26.4ppg and had 14.4rpg (leader !!!), 1.4apg and 1.8spg. Great season indeed as he was awarded Asia-Basket.com All-Indonesian IBL Center of the Year and voted to 1st Team.
Barfield won PBL championship title in 2016.
He has played also professionally for other PBL teams like Rochester RazorSharks and Lake Michigan.
Barfield attended Langston University, OK until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Thailand



Laudermill is back at Mono Thew, ex Correcaminos - by Eurobasket News

Mono Thewphaingarm (TBL) agreed terms with 28-year old American power forward Theron Laudermill (202-107kg-89, college: Cal State - San Bernardino). It is actually his comeback to Mono Thew as he has played here before. Laudermill played most recently at Correcaminos in Mexican LNBP, but left the team in Dec.'16. In 18 games he had very impressive stats: 17.2ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Laudermill played at Correcaminos (also in LNBP) where in 26 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 15.7ppg, 6.8rpg, 2.3apg, 1.0spg and 1.2bpg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Latinbasket.com All-Mexican LNBP Honorable Mention. Laudermill also played that season for Panteras (also in LNBP). In 5 games he averaged 9.8ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.8apg and 1.0bpg. Laudermill also spent pre-season at Deportivo Valdivia in Chilean Liga Nacional that year. In two games he got 12.5ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg.
Laudermill's team made it to the WCBL Semifinals in 2013.
He has played previously professionally also in Germany (Rattelsdorf).
Laudermill is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league on the market.
He attended Cal State - San Bernardino until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Thailand



Hitech lands Jarred Shaw, ex Hispano Am. - by Eurobasket News

Hitech Assumption Thonburi (TBL) tabbed 27-year old American center Jarred Shaw (208-107kg-90, college: Utah State). He played most recently at Hispano Americano de Rio Gallegos in Argentinian league, but left the team in Oct.'16. In 8 TNA games he averaged 9.9ppg and 7.1rpg last season.
Two years ago (a year after he left the college) Shaw was drafted by Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League) in first round (18th overall).
The former Utah State staris in his fourth season in pro basketball.
Shaw has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Among other achievements he won Tunisian League championship title in 2016. Shaw received also All-MWC Honorable Mention award back in 2014 at his college time.
Shaw has played also professionally in Turkey (Mamak DSI).
He is described as: A skilled five man with excellent size and very good potential.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Thailand



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

25-year old center Samuel Deguara (223-C-91) put on an amazing game in the last round for PEA and receives a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 7.
He had a double-double of 28 points and 29 rebounds, while his team edged out Mono Thew (#5, 4-4) 105-104. PEA maintains the 3rd position in Thailand league. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. PEA will need more victories to improve their 6-2 record. Deguara just recently signed at PEA, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Deguara has impressive league stats. He leads league in rebounds with 18.1rpg. Deguara is in league's top in and averages solid 1.4bpg and 63.8% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Avery Scharer (188-G-86) of league's second-best Hitech. He is American guard in his first season at Hitech. In the last game Scharer recorded impressive triple-double of 28 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists. Of course he led Hitech to another comfortable win outscoring slightly lower-ranked Mad Goat (#4, 5-3) 108-77. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Hitech consolidated its place in top 2 of the standings. His team lost just one game this season, while they won 7 matches. Scharer is one of the most experienced players at Hitech and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 24.0ppg (#3). His other stats are also decent: 8.9rpg and 9.3apg. Former Shoreline Community College star Scharer is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market.

Third place about best performers goes to center Reginald Johnson (208-C-89, agency: Three Eye Sports) of league's leader Mono Vampire. Johnson showcased his all-around game by recording 26 points, thirteen rebounds (!!!) and eight assists in the last round. He was a key player of Mono Vampire, leading his team to a 113-96 easy win against the lower-ranked Dunkin' Raptors (#7, 1-7). Mono Vampire confirms their top position in the standings. Johnson has a great season in Thailand. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 9.2rpg (6th best) and assists with 2.5apg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Paul Zamar (180-PG-87) of Mono Thew - 27 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Anthony McClain (213-C-88) of Mono Thew - 19 points and 15 rebounds
6. Jaman Johnson) of Dunkin' Raptors - 24 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
7. John Foronda (197-C) of Dunkin' Raptors - 18 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Rudy Lingganay (178-PG-86) of PEA - 28 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Joshua Munzon (191-G-95) of PEA - 26 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Rashaad Singleton (213-C-87) of TGE - 11 points and 14 rebounds

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



*****************************************************
  TURKEY  

TB2L Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Elijah JOHNSON
  Istanbul.
  (192-G-90)
  Avg: 22.2
 1. Johnson, Istanbul.22.2 
 2. Coleman, Yalova Bld21.2 
 3. Holmes, Mamak DSI21.0 
 4. Monroe, Turk T.20.6 
 5. Smith, Samsun20.1 
 6. Moultrie, Mamak D.20.1 
 7. Tucker, Final Genclik19.6 
 8. Wright, Acibadem19.3 
 9. Harris, Mugla O.18.9 
 10. Brown, Istanbul.18.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kenny ADELEKE
  Final G.
  (205-C-83)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Adeleke, Final G.13.8 
 2. Monroe, Turk T.12.2 
 3. Drame, Samsun11.5 
 4. Hopkins, Samsun10.8 
 5. Arar, Pertevniyal10.6 
 6. Moultrie, Mamak D.9.8 
 7. Brown, Istanbul.9.7 
 8. Yucel, Pertevniyal9.6 
 9. Smith, Akhisar Bld9.4 
 10. Jekiri, Bandirma Kir.8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Tyshawn TAYLOR
  Mamak DSI
  (191-G-90)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Taylor, Mamak DSI7.2 
 2. McKee, Turk T.6.2 
 3. Rizvanoglu, Final G.5.8 
 4. Campbell, Socar P.5.4 
 5. Gen, Mamak DSI5.3 
 6. Smith, Samsun5.0 
 7. Erdogan, Pertevni.5.0 
 8. Gedikli, Afyon4.9 
 9. Tuncer, Eskisehi.4.9 
 10. Cetin, Turk T.4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Tywain MCKEE
  Turk T.
  (188-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. McKee, Turk T.2.5 
 2. Hughes, Duzce Bld.2.2 
 3. Holmes, Mamak DSI1.8 
 4. Coleman, Yalova Bld1.8 
 5. Cantitiz, Turk T.1.8 
 6. Brown, Istanbul.1.8 
 7. Turna, Sakarya BSB1.7 
 8. Rizvic, Gelisim1.5 
 9. Ulusoy, Bandirma Kir.1.5 
 10. Celebioglu, Gelisim1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Marvin JEFFERSON
  Mugla O.
  (206-C-86)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Jefferson, Mugla O.1.9 
 2. Rizvic, Gelisim1.6 
 3. Ford, Acibadem1.5 
 4. Arar, Pertevniyal1.4 
 5. Brown, Istanbul.1.4 
 6. Dendy, Duzce Bld.1.3 
 7. Hopkins, Samsun1.0 
 8. Jekiri, Bandirma Kir.0.9 
 9. Harris, Final Genclik0.9 
 10. Drame, Samsun0.9 


Sakarya BSB claim TBL title - by Eurobasket News

Bursaspor - Acibadem 87-80

Bursaspor edged Acibadem but finished third at the Final Four stage. Bursaspor forced 19 Acibadem turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Point guard Erdem Ilter (188-90) scored 19 points and 7 assists to lead the charge for the winners and forward Sahin Ekmen (203-89) chipped in 18 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Bursaspor's coach Semsettin Bas used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was forward Nusret Yildirim (202-89) with 12 points and 8 rebounds and the former international guard Can Altintig (195-87) scored 12 points and 5 assists. Five Acibadem players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Acibadem: B.Wright 13+5reb+1ast, C.Altintig 12+3reb+5ast, N.Yildirim 12+8reb+3ast, D.Engindeniz 11+2reb+2ast, J.Maxiell 10+5reb+2ast, C.Ozer 8+3reb
Bursaspor: E.Ilter 19+3reb+7ast, S.Ekmen 18+5reb+2ast, S.Ugrasan 11+2reb, M.Celep 9+4reb+2ast, C.Coskun 9+4reb, D.Borovnjak 8+6reb+4ast
gschID: 546648


Eskisehir Basket - Sakarya BSB 88-98

Sakarya BSB rolled past Eskisehir Basket to claim TBL title. Sakarya BSB looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Center Hakan Yapar (202-84) scored 24 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and American point guard Lazeric Jones (182-90, college: UCLA) chipped in 14 points and 6 assists during the contest. Sakarya BSB's coach Burak Selcuk Ernak used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was Bugrahan Tuncer with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists and guard Yunus Sonsirma (192-92) scored 20 points and 6 assists. Five Eskisehir Basket players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Eskisehir Basket: B.Tuncer 21+7reb+10ast, Y.Sonsirma 20+2reb+6ast, C.Mumcuogullari 15+10reb+2ast, M.Alemdaroglu 11+8reb, M.Goktas 10+5reb+2ast, E.Cosar 5+2reb+2ast
Sakarya BSB: H.Yapar 24+7reb+4ast, L.Jones 14+6ast, A.Saruhan 12+5reb+3ast, C.Harris 11, Y.Turna 9+2ast, T.Onen 8+4reb
gschID: 546647





Adrien Moerman left Darussafaka - by Eurobasket News

29-year old French international power forward Adrien Moerman (202-108kg-88) left Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (BSL). In 22 games he had 10.8ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.8apg in Turkish League. In EuroLeague his stats read 8.1ppg and 5.1rpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Banvit where in 32 BSL games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.0ppg, 10.1rpg, 1.9apg and 1.5spg. Moerman helped them to make it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Forward of the Year. Moerman also played 18 games in Eurocup where he was third best scorer with 13.7ppg and averaged 8.6rpg (#5 in the league), 1.2apg and 1.2spg (in top 5).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Moerman won French ProA championship title in 2007 and 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Player of the Year in 2015.
Moerman has been also a member of French international program for some years. He has regularly played for French senior team since 2009 and previously for U19 National Team back in 2007.
Moerman represented France at the European Championships U20 in Riga (Latvia) nine years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 7.1ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.1spg, FGP: 33.3%, 3PT: 7.7%, FT: 68.8%.
Moerman has played previously professionally in Spain (RETAbet Bilbao Basket) and France (Chorale de Roanne, Sluc Nancy, JSF Nanterre and Entente Orleans 45).
He could be described: A solid combo forward with great outside scoring accuracy. Started his career playing inside and can spend some time at the 5 if necessary.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Turkey



*****************************************************
  UBA  


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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Costa Rica



*****************************************************
  UGANDA  


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 5: Top-ranked KIU Titans win another game - by Eurobasket News

NBAL top team - KIU Titans (3-0) had no problems winning another game on Sunday. This time they crushed sixth ranked Sharing Youth (1-2) in Kampala 72-53. KIU Titans forced 26 Sharing Youth turnovers and outrebounded them 53-30 including a 34-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. International center Ivan Lumanyika (-92) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. Forward Francis Kumpanyi (-94) contributed with 6 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. Guard Tonny Okello (-90) answered with 11 points for Sharing Youth. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. KIU Titans have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 3-0 record. Sharing Youth at the other side keeps the sixth position with two games lost. They share it with UCU Canons. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Bottom-ranked Our Saviour is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their second consecutive match to fourth ranked City Oilers (2-1) 63-59. Forward Ndikumana Landry (-93) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 13 rebounds for the winners and Daniel Juuko chipped in 14 points. Forward Peter Elungat (188-83) responded with 14 points and 7 rebounds. Our Saviour's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Defending champion maintains fourth place with 2-1 record. Our Saviour at the other side still closes the standings with two games lost. They share the position with Ndejje. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

Our Saviour - City Oilers 59-63

Bottom-ranked Our Saviour is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their second consecutive match to fourth ranked City Oilers (2-1) 63-59. City Oilers had a 32-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. Forward Ndikumana Landry (-93) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 13 rebounds for the winners and the former international guard Daniel Juuko (187-89) chipped in 14 points. Four City Oilers players scored in double figures. Forward Peter Elungat (188-83) responded with 14 points and 7 rebounds and forward Steven Mwesigye scored 11 points and 8 rebounds. Our Saviour's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Defending champion maintains fourth place with 2-1 record. Our Saviour at the other side still closes the standings with two games lost. They share the position with Ndejje. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Our Saviour: P.Elungat 14+7reb, J.Wacha 13+3reb+2ast, S.Mwesigye 11+8reb+2ast, D.Opolot 8+6reb+2ast, D.Monoja 6+3reb+1ast, A.Omomgin 4+1reb
City Oilers: D.Juuko 14+3reb+2ast, N.Landry 10+13reb+3ast, S.Omony 10+5reb, J.Enabu 10+5reb+4ast, T.Drileba 6+2reb, J.Okello 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 547439


KIU Titans - Sharing Youth 72-53

NBAL top team - KIU Titans (3-0) had no problems winning another game on Sunday. This time they crushed sixth ranked Sharing Youth (1-2) in Kampala 72-53. KIU Titans forced 26 Sharing Youth turnovers and outrebounded them 53-30 including a 34-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. International center Ivan Lumanyika (-92) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. Forward Francis Kumpanyi (-94) contributed with 6 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. Guard Tonny Okello (-90) answered with 11 points and forward Elton Bakara (-96) added 12 points in the effort for Sharing Youth. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. KIU Titans have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 3-0 record. Sharing Youth at the other side keeps the sixth position with two games lost. They share it with UCU Canons. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Sharing Youth: E.Bakara 12+3reb+1ast, T.Okello 11+4reb+3ast, I.Colich 6+2reb, C.Mutebi 5+1reb+4ast, M.Lino 5+4reb, E.Okumu 4+5reb
KIU Titans: S.Ulanga 15+2reb+2ast, I.Lumanyika 15+10reb, C.Kasujja 9+1reb+1ast, C.Omanye 9+4reb+6ast, E.Kazungu 8+10reb+1ast, F.Kumpanyi 6+16reb+1ast
gschID: 547438



*****************************************************
  URUGUAY  


Jayson Granger selected the top Uruguayan playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Jayson Granger
Jayson Granger
   #1. This week's number one is former international guard Jayson Granger (189-89, currently plays in Turkey). Granger could not help one of league's weakest teams Anadolu Efes (23-7) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Anadolu Efes was edged 74-72 in a derby game by the second-ranked Besiktas. Granger was the top scorer with 22 points. He also added 3 passes in 32 minutes on the court. It was Anadolu Efes' third consecutive loss in a row. This year Granger averages: 9.8ppg, 2.7rpg, 5.1apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 44.5%, 3FGP: 39.4% and FT: 77.1% in 31 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Uruguayan and Italian. Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. Granger played for the Uruguayan senior national team two years ago.

Esteban Batista
Esteban Batista
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced international power forward Esteban Batista (208-83, agency: Duran International, currently plays in Italy). He was the major contributor in an Umana Venezia's victory against the closely-ranked Scandone AV (19-11) 78-66 in the Italian Serie A last Saturday. Batista recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added and 3 steals. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Umana Reyer Venezia (21-9) is placed second in the Serie A. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Batista's overall stats this season are: 8.4ppg, 4.8rpg, 2FGP: 55.7%(34-61) and FT: 66.7%. He is another player who holds two passports: Uruguayan and Spanish. Batista is in the roster of the Uruguayan senior national team.

Mathias Calfani
Mathias Calfani
   #3. The Uruguayan player who performed third best last week abroad was an international center Mathias Calfani (204-92, agency: Pro Sports, currently plays in Argentina). He led San Lorenzo to an easy victory against the fifth-ranked GECR Indalo (28-28) 89-72 in the Argentinian LigaA on Saturday night. Calfani recorded 14 points, 4 rebounds and 2 blocks in 22 minutes. San Lorenzo de Almagra (40-16) is placed first in Sur group. It was his team's tenth consecutive victory in a row. Calfani has relatively good stats this year: 10.2ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.8apg, 1.2bpg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 65.4%(151-231), 3FGP: 33.0% and FT: 65.0% in 48 games. He is also a member of the Uruguayan senior national team.

Marcel Souberbielle
Marcel Souberbielle
   #4. Forward Marcel Souberbielle (200-91, college: Indiana, PA, currently plays in Puerto Rico) was not able to help Leones in their game against Fajardo (16-7) in the Puerto Rican BSN. Souberbielle's contribution was not very remarkable in Friday's game. He scored only 3 points. Leones was edged 79-77 on the road by the second-ranked Fajardo. Souberbielle's overall stats this season are: 2.7ppg and 1.3rpg. He used to play for the Uruguayan national team back in 2015.

Other top Uruguayan players, who play abroad:

Imanol Asaravicius (193-F/G-95) plays for Weber Bahia in Argentinian LigaA
Bruno Fitipaldo (183-PG-91) plays for Galatasaray in Turkish BSL
Federico Haller (198-F-88) plays for GECR Indalo in Argentinian LigaA
Mauricio Aguiar (199-F-83) plays for Ferrocarril in Argentinian LigaA
Santiago Vidal (180-PG-89) plays for Regatas Corrientes in Argentinian LigaA
Daniel Martinez plays for Pinar in Cuban LSB
Facundo Medina (190-G-94) plays for Rocamora in Argentinian TNA
Brad Kanis (218-C-83) plays for Quart in Spanish EBA
Maximiliano Sole (198-F-88) plays for Real Madrid II in Spanish EBA
Fernando Lozano (186-PG-81) plays for Villarrobledo in Spanish EBA
Phillip Holm (175-PG-80) plays for CAM E.Soler in Spanish EBA

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



*****************************************************
  VENEZUELA  

Stats Leaders - LPB

Points Per Game
 Al THORNTON
  Gaiteros
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 23.6
 1. Thornton, Gaiteros23.6 
 2. Suero, Gaiteros22.3 
 3. Gilder, Panteras22.0 
 4. Fuller, 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
gschID: 547724





Donta Smith selected the top Venezuelan playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Donta Smith
Donta Smith
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced former international small forward Donta Smith (201-83, college: SE Illinois JC, currently plays in Puerto Rico). He was the major contributor in Piratas' victory against the seventh-ranked Vaqueros (11-16) 97-90 in the Puerto Rican BSN in Tuesday night's game. Smith scored 22 points, grabbed 4 boards, dished 4 assists and stole 3 balls in 33 minutes on the court. Piratas de Quebradillas (15-8) is placed third in the BSN. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Smith has relatively good stats this year: 12.6ppg, 6.0rpg, 5.5apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 57.9%(77-133), 3FGP: 38.0% and FT: 81.8% in 23 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Smith played for the Venezuelan senior national team two years ago. He used to play for Marinos de Anzoategui in Venezuelan league.

Gregory Vargas
Gregory Vargas
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Gregory Vargas (180-86, agency: Pro Sports, currently plays in Israel). Vargas led Maccabi Haifa to an easy victory against the league leader Hapoel Holon (22-11) crushing them 101-70 in the Israeli Winner League in Saturday night's game. He scored 12 points and added 8 passes. Maccabi Hunter Haifa (16-17) is placed eighth in the Winner League. They ended the series of four consecutive loses. It's Vargas' first season with the team. This year Vargas has relatively solid stats: 14.6ppg, 4.5rpg, 6.7apg, 1.8spg, 2FGP: 49.2%, 3FGP: 38.3% and FT: 73.4%. Ex-Protectores de Miranda BBC player is in the roster of the Venezuelan senior national team.

Jhon Romero
Jhon Romero
   #3. The Venezuelan player who performed third best last week abroad was former international forward Jhon Romero (199-85, currently plays in Colombia). He could not help Piratas (2-5) in their last game. Despite Romero's very good performance the bottom-ranked Piratas lost 75-86 on the road to the higher-ranked (#3) Sabios. He had a double-double by scoring 25 points and getting 12 rebounds in 34 minutes. It was his first game for Piratas this season. It was Piratas' third consecutive loss in a row. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Romero played for the Venezuelan national team six years ago.

Jose Materan
Jose Materan
   #4. Swingman Jose Materan (196-96, currently plays in Argentina) was not able to help Weber Bahia in their game against Quilmes MP (26-30) in the Argentinian LigaA. He did not beat the league record on Monday evening. Materan recorded only 2 points. The third-placed Weber Bahia (31-25) was defeated 97-86 in Mar del Plata by the lower-ranked Quilmes MP (#6) in the Sur group. This season Materan averages: 1.8ppg. He is also Venezuelan national team player.

Jhornan Zamora
Jhornan Zamora
   #5. Former international guard Jhornan Zamora (196-89, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Palencia Baloncesto (22-12) in their game against Burgos (24-10) in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). He recorded 9 points in 15 minutes. But Palencia Baloncesto was edged 80-79 on the opponent's court by the higher-ranked (#3) Burgos. This year Zamora's overall stats are: 10.0ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.5apg in 44 games. He has a dual citizenship: Venezuelan and Spanish. Zamora used to play for the Venezuelan national team two years ago.

Freddy Toro
Freddy Toro
   #6. Forward Freddy Toro (201-88, currently plays in Puerto Rico) couldn't help Capitanes (11-13) in their game against Piratas (15-8) in the Puerto Rican BSN. He cannot count Thursday's game as one of the best ones. Toro scored only 2 points. Capitanes was badly defeated 100-84 in Quebradillas by the higher-ranked Piratas (#3). This season Toro averages just 0.6ppg. He is a former U18 international player as he played for the Venezuelan team twelve years ago.

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

   #1. Hector Diaz (197-G/F-92, currently plays in Colombia) was the major contributor in Condores' victory against the closely-ranked Academia (2-3) 86-78 in the Colombian Liga DirecTV last Sunday. Diaz recorded 25 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists. Condores de Cundinamarca (3-4) is placed fifth in the Liga DirecTV. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. This year Diaz has relatively solid stats: 13.4ppg, 5.1rpg, 2.3apg and 1.9spg. He has a dual citizenship: Venezuelan and Colombian.

   #2. Luis Almanza (196-F-91, currently plays in Colombia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Hector Diaz and both played together in the last Colombian Liga DirecTV game. Almanza led Condores to a victory against the closely-ranked Academia (2-3) 86-78. He recorded 24 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists in 40 minutes. Almanza has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 17.0ppg, 8.7rpg and 1.3apg in seven games he played so far.

   #3. Raul Orta (196-G-85, currently plays in Puerto Rico) managed to help Santeros de Aguada in a victory against the ninth-ranked Caciques (9-15) crushing them 100-79 in the Puerto Rican BSN in Wednesday night's game. Orta scored only 3 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 15 minutes. Santeros de Aguada (18-5) is placed first in the BSN. This year Orta averages just 1.7ppg in 19 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Venezuelan and Puerto Rican.

   #4. Dario Castro (206-C-91, currently plays in Colombia). Castro could not help Sabios (4-3) to beat Cimarrones (4-1). He scored 5 points. Sabios was defeated 72-66 on the road by the leading Cimarrones. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Castro's overall stats this season are: 3.4ppg and 2.9rpg.

   #5. Michael Hinestroza Javes (208-F-90, college: UALR, currently plays in Colombia) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Condores (3-4) crushing them 91-64 in the Colombian Liga DirecTV last Wednesday. Hinestroza Javes had a double-double by scoring 10 points and getting 11 rebounds. He also added 2 blocks in 20 minutes. Fast Break (4-1) is placed second in the Liga DirecTV. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. This year Hinestroza Javes' total stats are: 6.0ppg and 7.5rpg in two games. He has both Venezuelan and Colombian nationalities.

   #6. Rafael Rodriguez (187-G-86, currently plays in Colombia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Michael Hinestroza Javes and both played together in the last Colombian Liga DirecTV game. Rodriguez contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Condores crushing them 91-64. He scored only 2 points. This season Rodriguez averages just 1.0ppg.



Venezuelan U16 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Julio Perez 178-PG-01
Victor Sanchez 185-G-02
Carlos Antivero 185-G-01
Mario Sanabria 182-G-01
Joe Meneses 180-G-01
Andres Marrero 186-F-02
Jose Caraballo 186-F-01
Keiber Escobar 180-F-01
Carlos Vargas 185-F-01
Anthony Ramirez 192-F-01
Alhan Diaz 175-G-01
Enderson Alcala 191-C-01
Tony Gonzalez 190-C-01
Cristians Moya 202-C-01
Luis Diaz 182-G-01
Luis Betancourt 175-G-02
Kevin Ramirez 180-G-01
Enyerber Ponce 180-G-01
Wilkerman Gomez 185-G-01

Alfredo Madrid Head Coach Trotamundos Venezuela
Manuel Echezuria Assistant Yaracuyanos Venezuela



Trotamundos ink Jose Vildoza, ex Libertad S. - by Eurobasket News

Trotamundos de Carabobo (LPB) signed 21-year old Argentinian international point guard Jose Vildoza (190-96, agency: Interperformances). He has played for the last five seasons at Libertad Sunchales in Argentinian LigaA. In 58 games he had very impressive stats: 16.2ppg, 3.0rpg and 3.1apg last season.
Despite young age Vildoza had great career. Vildoza's team made it to the Argentinian Super 4 Cup Final Four in 2016. He was also voted Latinbasket.com All-FIBA Americas U18 2nd Team back in 2014.
He has been also a member of Argentinian international program for some years. Vildoza has regularly played for Argentinian senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team in 2014.
He represented Argentina at the World Championships U19 in Heraklion (Greece) two years ago.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Venezuela



*****************************************************
  VTB UNITED LEAGUE  


Nizhny Novgorod bring in Aleksandr Sakharov - by Eurobasket News

Nizhny Novgorod have agreed on terms of contract with Aleksandr Zakharov (203-SF-93). The forward has penned a three-year deal. Aleksandr Zakharov spent the last season in Irkut. He averaged 14.7 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game in Superleague 1. He made it into All-Russian Superleague 1 2nd Team. Aleksandr Zakharov got called up to the Russian National Team training camp this summer.



Round 5 of Semi-Finals. Khimki beat Zenit to reach Finals - by Eurobasket News

Zenit - Khimki 84-90

Khimki rallied past Zenit in Saint Petersburg to advance into VTB League Finals. Khimki also secured their EuroLeague birth for the next season with the victory. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Zenit won third quarter 22-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Khimki made 31-of-39 free shots (79.5 percent) during the game. 28 personal fouls committed by Zenit helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was guard Alexey Shved (198-88, agency: Alti Sport) who scored 28 points and 6 assists. American-Bulgarian point guard Earl Rowland (188-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) chipped in 19 points and 4 assists. Canadian power forward Kyle Landry (207-86, college: N.Arizona) produced 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and Latvian Janis Timma (201-92) added 13 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Four Zenit players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Zenit: K.Landry 15+6reb+5ast, S.Karasev 14+1reb+5ast, J.Timma 13+7reb+3ast, R.Toolson 12+2reb+4ast, E.Valiev 10+6reb+2ast, S.Markovic 9+4reb+7ast
Khimki: A.Shved 28+4reb+6ast, E.Rowland 19+4reb+4ast, R.Hummel 14+8reb, M.Todorovic 9+5reb+1ast, S.Ilnitskiy 6+2reb+1ast, E.Vyaltsev 6+2reb
gschID: 547776






*****************************************************

Women News


Superliga Round 6: Lanus hand first loss to Union Florida - by Eurobasket News

The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Union Florida (6-1) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were edged by Lanus (6-1) 57-56. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Union Florida. It was a key game for the top position in Sur. Union Florida was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 7-point lead after three quarters before a 17-9 charge of Lanus, which allowed them to win the game. Lanus outrebounded Union Florida 48-37 including 39 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for international power forward Agostina Burani (184-91) who saved her team from a defeat with 9 points, 19 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Florencia Llorente (180-94) contributed with 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American forward Ronni Williams (183, college: Florida, agency: ProDep Management) replied with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds for Union Florida. Defending champion used an opportunity after Union Florida lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position in Sur which they share with defeated Union Florida. Lanus is looking forward to face Velez S. (#4) in Sarsfield in the next round. Union Florida will play on the road against Penarol in Mar del Plata and is hoping to win this game.
Third-ranked Quimsa (3-5) was very close to win a game against top-ranked Obras Basket (8-0) in Buenos Aires. Obras Basket managed to secure only one-point victory 63-62. However their fans expected easier game. American forward Ariel Edwards (190-92, college: Penn St., agency: ProDep Management) scored 15 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Paula Reggiardo chipped in 13 points and 5 assists during the contest. Obras Basket's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. The best for the losing side was the former international center Gisela Vega (188-82, agency: ProDep Management) with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 15 rebounds. Undefeated Obras Basket have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position in Norte with 8-0 record. Quimsa lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the third place with five games lost. Obras Basket will play against Hindu (#4) in Chaco in the next round. Quimsa will play at home against Olimpico LB and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very close game took place in between Velez S. and Rocamora. Fourth ranked Velez S. (3-4) got a very close victory on the road over 5th ranked Rocamora (1-6). Velez S. managed to escape with a 2-point win 56-54 in the fight for the fourth place. Ornela Pag notched 18 points and 6 rebounds to lead the effort. Even a double-double of 18 points and 16 rebounds by Isabella Sangali did not help to save the game for Rocamora. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Velez S. maintains fourth position in Sur with 3-4 record. Rocamora lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with six games lost. Velez S. will meet league's second-placed Lanus on the road in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Rocamora will play against Estrella Berisso and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Berazategui (5-3) which hosted in Buenos Aires one of their biggest challengers Quimsa (3-5). Second ranked Berazategui managed to get a 9-point victory 72-63. The best player for the winners was Ana Suarez who scored 15 points and 8 rebounds. Berazategui maintains second position in Norte with 5-3 record behind leader Union Florida. Quimsa lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the third place with five games lost. Berazategui's next round opponent will be Hindu (#4) in Chaco. Quimsa will play at home against Olimpico LB and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Superliga top team - Obras Basket (8-0) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed fifth ranked Olimpico LB (1-7) in Buenos Aires 80-50. It was a good game for Ariel Edwards who led her team to a victory with 17 points and 7 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Undefeated Obras Basket have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position in Norte with 8-0 record. Olimpico LB lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the fifth place with seven games lost. Obras Basket will face Hindu (#4) in Chaco in the next round. Olimpico LB will play on the road against Quimsa in Santiado Estero and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 6:
In Norte Olimpico LB was beaten by Berazategui on the road 79-64.
In Sur Rocamora lost to defending champion Lanus on its own c