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  3X3  



Liman win Ulaanbaatar 3x3 Challenger - by Eurobasket News

Liman (SRB) won the Ulaanbaatar 3x3 Challenger after taking down Novi Sad Al Wahda (UAE) 18-16 in overtime in the final in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on June 3-4. Just 2 weeks after the Huai An challenger, another young Serbian team defeated the number one 3x3 team in the World in the title game in overtime. With the game tied at 16, tournament MVP Aleksandar Ratkov squared off Marko Savic and hit the game-winning shot from outside the arc. It was the perfect ending for a dream tournament for Liman, who had won their 5 previous games before the (10-minute) limit. Stefan Stojacic (194-F-89, agency: Interperformances) - also known as the man who once shut down a young Steph Curry - led all scorers in Mongolia with 45 points, including 17 shots from long range. Liman not only won a nice 10,000 USD cheque but also secured their first ticket to the FIBA 3x3 World Tour this year, at the Utsunomiya Masters on July 29-30. Though Novi Sad Al Wahda lost another final, they have now secured their 5th (!) Masters this season (after Prague, Debrecen, Chengdu and Mexico). Five of the Top 15 teams in the FIBA 3x3 Team Ranking competed in Mongolia for the 1st edition of the Ulaanbaatar 3x3 Challenger. The next 3x3 Challengers will be held in The Hague on June 10 and Odense on June 10-11. The two best teams in the Netherlands will qualify to the Lausanne Masters while the two best teams in Denmark will earn a ticket to the Prague Masters.
Courtesy of: fiba.com



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  ANDORRA  


Andorra National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Farfan Albert
Pena Eric
Colom Guillem
Fernandez Oriol
Felipe De Oliveira
Roger Lliteras
Schneider Hugo
Gabriel Cinto
Guzman Aaron
Vives Pol
Martinez Dot
Navarro David

David Eudal
Robert Gil



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  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. Johnson, Atenas8.3 
 9. Vargas, GECR I.8.3 
 10. Wood, San M.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Maximiliano STANIC
  Olimpico.
  (178-PG-78)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Stanic, Olimpico.6.4 
 2. Balbi, Ferrocarril6.1 
 3. Aguirre, San L.5.6 
 4. Barral, Obras B.5.6 
 5. Konsztadt, La Union5.4 
 6. Cantero, San M.5.2 
 7. Figueroa, Penarol4.5 
 8. Hopson, Quimsa4.5 
 9. Perez, Boca Jrs4.3 
 10. Ciorciari, Instituto4.3 
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. Johnson, Weber B.1.6 
 6. Zurbriggen, Obras B.1.6 
 7. De-l., GECR I.1.6 
 8. Calfani, San L.1.5 
 9. Redivo, Weber B.1.4 
 10. Whelan, Instituto1.4 
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

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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

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TFB Round 3 of Semi-Finals. Victories for Deportivo Norte A. and Ramos Mejia - by Eurobasket News

Deportivo Norte A. - Talleres TV 78-77

Deportivo Norte A. held off Talleres to take 2-1 lead in the series. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 18-15. But Talleres TV won second period 23-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening.
gschID: 547605


Ameghino - Ramos Mejia 83-90

Ramos Mejia beat Ameghino on the road to restore the lead in the series. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Ameghino won third quarter 24-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening.
gschID: 547604





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Ryan Broekhoff selected the top Australian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Ryan Broekhoff
Ryan Broekhoff
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Ryan Broekhoff (200-90, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in VTB United League). He could not help Lokomotiv (19-5) in their last game. Despite Broekhoff's very good performance the fourth-placed Lokomotiv (19-5) lost 71-84 on the road to the leading CSKA in the group A of VTB United League. He was the top scorer with 24 points. Broekhoff also added 5 rebounds in 33 minutes on the court. This year Broekhoff averages: 8.8ppg, 4.8rpg, 2FGP: 54.8%, 3FGP: 44.4% and FT: 87.8% in 31 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Australian and Dutch. Broekhoff is currently a member of the Australian senior national team.

Ben Madgen
Ben Madgen
   #2. Second place goes to former international swingman Ben Madgen (193-85, college: Augusta, currently plays in Lithuania). He led Lietkabelis to a 3-point victory over the league leader Zalgiris (33-3) 86-83 in the Lithuanian LKL on Wednesday night. Madgen was MVP of the game. He scored 18 points in 29 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Panevezys Lietkabelis (25-11) is placed third in the LKL. It's Madgen's first season with the team. Madgen has relatively good stats this year: 12.1ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.2apg, 2FGP: 52.4%, 3FGP: 42.6% and FT: 86.4% in 46 games. He played for the Australian national team in 2014.

Jonah Bolden
Jonah Bolden
   #3. The Australian player who performed third best last week abroad was former U19 international forward Jonah Bolden (208-96, college: UCLA, currently plays in Serbia). Bolden led FMP to a 2-point victory over the closely-ranked Borac (4-10) 73-71 in the Serbian KLS in Saturday night's game. He was the best player in that game. Bolden scored 18 points and grabbed 7 rebounds; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his first season in pro basketball. FMP Beograd (9-5) is placed third in the KLS. There are only two games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game will be critical. This season Bolden has relatively solid stats: 11.4ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.1apg, 2.0spg, 2FGP: 56.7%(34-60), 3FGP: 35.8% and FT: 65.7%. He played for the Australian U19 national team four years ago.

Brock Motum
Brock Motum
   #4. Power forward Brock Motum (208-90, college: Washington St., currently plays in Lithuania) led Zalgiris to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Lietkabelis (25-11) crushing them 97-58 in the Lithuanian LKL last Saturday. Motum scored 13 points in a mere 19 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (33-3) is placed first in the LKL. It was his team's 11th consecutive victory in a row. This year Motum's overall stats are: 9.7ppg and 2.5rpg in 45 games. He is also Australian national team player.

Brad Newley
Brad Newley
   #5. International swingman Brad Newley (199-85, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Greece) contributed to an AEK Athens' victory against the closely-ranked Aris (15-11) 91-85 in the Greek A1 on Wednesday night. Newley scored 10 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. AEK Athens (19-7) is placed third in the A1. Newley's total stats this season are: 4.8ppg and 2.4rpg. He plays currently for the Australian national team.

David Andersen
David Andersen
   #6. An experienced center David Andersen (213-80, currently plays in France) was not able to help ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket in their game against Strasbourg IG (23-11) in the French ProA. Andersen scored 7 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 18 minutes. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket was edged 67-64 in Strasbourg by the higher-ranked (#4) Strasbourg IG. This year Andersen's total stats are: 6.6ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.3apg in 15 games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Australian National Team roster.

Mitchell McCarron
Mitchell McCarron
   #7. Former U22 international guard Mitchell McCarron (191-92, college: Metro St., currently plays in New Zealand) was not able to secure a victory for one of league's weakest teams Rangers (10-6) in their last game on Sunday. Despite McCarron's very good performance Rangers were defeated 106-95 in Wellington by the leading Saints. He was the top scorer with 26 points. McCarron also added 7 rebounds. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. McCarron has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 22.3ppg, 6.8rpg, 4.1apg and 1.9spg. McCarron used to play for the Australian U22 national team two years ago.

Nick Kay
Nick Kay
   #8. Power forward Nick Kay (206-92, college: Metro St., currently plays in New Zealand) led Sharks to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Mountain Airs (4-13) crushing them 91-70 in the New Zealand NBL on Friday night. He had a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 14 rebounds. Kay also added 4 assists in 27 minutes; not bad, considering it's only his second season in pro basketball. SIT Zero Fees Southland Sharks (10-6) are placed third in the NBL. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Kay has reliable stats this year: 14.7ppg, 9.2rpg and 3.4apg in 16 games. He used to play for the Australian U19 national team back in 2010.

Mitch Norton
Mitch Norton
   #9. Former international guard Mitch Norton (184-93, currently plays in New Zealand) is a teammate of previously mentioned Nick Kay and both played together in the last New Zealand NBL game. Norton managed to help SIT Zero Fees Southland Sharks in a victory against one of league's weakest teams Mountain Airs (4-13) crushing them 91-70. He scored only 2 points and added 5 passes in 15 minutes. Norton's stats this year are: 10.2ppg, 3.3rpg, 5.6apg and 1.2spg in 16 games. He used to play for the Australian national team five years ago.

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

   #1. Kyrie Irving (190-G-92, college: Duke, currently plays in NBA) could not help the Cleveland Cavaliers (51-31) in their last game on Thursday. Despite his very good performance the Cleveland Cavaliers (51-31) were crushed 113-91 on the road by the Golden State Warriors. Irving was the second best scorer with 24 points. It's Irving's sixth season with the team. He has individually a very good year with high stats. Irving averages: 25.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 5.8apg and 1.2spg. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Irving has never played in Australia.

   #2. James Hunter (208-C-92, college: S.Dakota, currently plays in New Zealand) led Sharks to a victory over one of league's weakest teams Mountain Airs (4-13) crushing them 91-70 in the New Zealand NBL in Friday night's game. Hunter was the top player that evening. He scored 17 points, had 9 rebounds and made 3 blocks. SIT Zero Fees Southland Sharks (10-6) are placed third in the NBL. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Hunter has averaged so far 7.7ppg and 5.0rpg.

   #3. Josh Duinker (209-F/C-89, college: Richmond, currently plays in New Zealand) contributed to Saints' victory against the league outsider Hawks (3-13) 98-90 in the New Zealand NBL last Saturday. He scored 15 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 28 minutes. Wellington Saints (17-0) are placed first in the NBL. So far his team won all seventeen games in the Regular Season. They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. Duinker's stats this year are: 14.5ppg, 7.4rpg and 1.8apg in 17 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Dutch and Australian.

   #4. Kyle Adnam (186-G-93, currently plays in New Zealand) was not able to help Giants (4-12) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Adnam's very good performance Giants were defeated 79-65 in Auckland by the second-ranked Rangers. He was the top scorer with 18 points. Adnam also added 5 passes. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. This season Adnam has very high stats. He averages: 17.6ppg, 2.7rpg and 4.7apg.

   #5. Bradwyn Guinto (198-F, currently plays in Philippines) was not able to secure a victory for Globalport (4-7) in their last game. Despite Guinto's good performance Globalport lost 101-112 in Manila to the leading SM Beermen. He recorded 11 points in 31 minutes. Guinto's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. Guinto has averaged so far 8.3ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.3apg in three games. He is another player who holds two passports: Australian and Filipino.

   #6. Tony Tolovae (196-G-92, currently plays in New Zealand) couldn't help Hawks (3-13) in their last game on Thursday. Despite Tolovae's very good performance the bottom-ranked Hawks were defeated 98-85 in Auckland by the second-ranked Rangers. He was the top scorer with 28 points. Tolovae also added 3 passes. Tolovae averaged so far 14.1ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.0apg and 1.1spg. He has both Australian and New Zealand nationalities.



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  AUSTRIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marko CAR
  Furstenfeld
  (188-SG-85)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Car, Furstenfeld20.5 
 2. Vay, Arkadia19.4 
 3. Miletic, Vienna19.0 
 4. Clemmons, Vienna17.9 
 5. Lamesic, Wels17.2 
 6. Rados, Klostern.17.0 
 7. Stazic, Vienna16.8 
 8. McNealy, Oberwart16.0 
 9. Maresch, UBSC G.15.4 
 10. Cumberbatch, Oberw.15.4 
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. Ray, Vienna6.7 
 9. Baptiste, Kapfe.6.7 
 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.5.5 
 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. Stazic, Vienna1.4 
 6. Trmal, Arkadia1.4 
 7. Krivokapic, UBSC G.1.4 
 8. Traylor, Oberwart1.4 
 9. Jandl, Furstenfeld1.4 
 10. Koch, Vienna1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Jamari TRAYLOR
  Oberwart
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Traylor, Oberwart1.4 
 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 4 of Finals. Kapfenberg celebrate third straight victory - by Eurobasket News

Kapfenberg - Oberwart 73-72

Kapfenberg celebrated the third straight win in the championship series. They nipped Oberwart at home court to take 3-1 lead. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 21-11. But Redwell Gunners Oberwart won second period 20-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kapfenberg Bulls made 27-of-33 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Redwell Gunners Oberwart helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Kareem Jamar (194-92, college: Montana) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 6 rebounds. Serbian point guard Bogic Vujosevic (190-92, agency: Octagon Europe) contributed with 19 points for the winners. American guard Andell Cumberbatch (196-93, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Octagon Europe) replied with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and his fellow American import point guard Derek Jackson (185-91, college: Kent St., agency: Mansfield and Associates) added 16 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Redwell Gunners Oberwart. Four Redwell Gunners Oberwart players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Kapfenberg: K.Jamar 24+6reb+3ast, B.Vujosevic 19+2reb+1ast, F.Kramer 12+7reb, C.Baptiste 7+1reb, A.Woschank 5+2reb+3ast, T.Schrittwieser 3+1reb
Oberwart: A.Cumberbatch 18+10reb+4ast, D.Jackson 16+5reb+3ast, J.Traylor 14+7reb+1ast, C.McNealy 12+1reb+2ast, C.Kuakumensah 5+3reb+1ast, S.Kaeferle 4+2reb
gschID: 547511





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



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  BAHAMAS  


David Nesbitt selected the top Bahamian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

David Nesbitt
David Nesbitt
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward David Nesbitt (200-91, college: St.Thomas, FL, currently plays in Argentina). He contributed to a Olimpico de La Banda's victory against the leader San Martin Corrientes (40-16) 81-76 in the Argentinian LigaA last Saturday. Nesbitt recorded 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda (32-24) is placed fourth in Norte group. This season Nesbitt averages: 9.2ppg, 4.9rpg, 2FGP: 54.7%, 3FGP: 27.9% and FT: 82.0%. He is currently a member of the Bahamas senior national team.

Tavario Miller
Tavario Miller
   #2. Second place goes to former international forward Tavario Miller (203-94, college: Texas A&M, currently plays in Mexico). Miller led Pioneros Los Mochis to a victory over one of league's weakest teams Caballeros de Culiacan (13-25) 88-80 in the Mexican CIBACOPA on Friday night. He was MVP of the game. Miller scored 23 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 35 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his first season in pro basketball. 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. Miller has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 16.6ppg, 8.8rpg, 1.4apg, 2FGP: 54.5%, 3FGP: 18.2% and FT: 77.5% in eight games he played so far. Miller played for the Bahamas national team in 2015.

Jaraun Burrows
Jaraun Burrows
   #3. The Bahamas player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Jaraun Burrows (203-85, college: IPFW, currently plays in France). He could not help Provence Basket (22-12) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Burrows' good performance Provence Basket was defeated 75-66 at home by the lower-ranked Nantes (#6). He was the second best scorer with 10 points. Burrows also added 9 rebounds. Burrows' overall stats this season are: 10.0ppg, 4.7rpg, 2.5apg, 2FGP: 62.9%(39-62) and FT: 71.0%. He is also a member of the Bahamas senior national team.

J.R. Cadot
J.R. Cadot
   #4. Swingman J.R. Cadot (196-87, agency: Dynamics Global Management, college: TCU, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help Zornotza (17-13) in their last game. Despite Cadot's very good performance Zornotza lost 66-71 on the road to the lower-ranked (#7) Blancos de Rueda. He had a double-double by scoring 18 points and getting 15 rebounds in 37 minutes. It's Cadot's first season with the team. Cadot has relatively good stats this year: 11.1ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.4apg in 31 games. He is also Bahamas national team player.

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

   #1. Klay Thompson (201-G-90, college: Washington St., currently plays in NBA) led Golden State Warriors to an easy victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers (51-31) 132-113 in the NBA in Sunday night's game. He scored 22 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 37 minutes. The Golden State Warriors have a very good 67-15 record this season. It's Thompson's sixth year with the team. Thompson has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 21.1ppg, 3.7rpg and 2.1apg in 92 games he played so far. Thompson has a dual citizenship: Bahamas and American.

Other top Bahamas players, who play abroad:

Buddy Hield (193-G-93) plays for Sacramento Kings in the NBA
Zane Knowles (208-C-92) plays for Wilki Morskie in Polish PLK
Jonathan Fairell (201-F-93) plays for SPO Rouen in French ProB
Jordan Wilson (193-PF-96) plays for Niagara College in CCAA
Kevin Cooper (201-F-97) plays for Niagara College in CCAA
Van Hutchinson (193-G) plays for Niagara College in CCAA
Kentwan Smith (203-F-91) plays for BC Nokia in Finnish Korisliiga
Shamar Burrows (190-G-97) plays for Laurier University in Canadian university league CIS
Trevon Grant (185-G) plays for Acadia University in Canadian university league CIS
Quinn Brown (188-G) plays for Dalhousie University in Canadian university league CIS

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



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  BELGIUM  


Scott Thomas agreed terms with Spirou - by Eurobasket News

Proximus Spirou Charleroi (Euromillions League) inked 28-year old American small forward Scott Thomas (198-89, college: Bowling Green) from Limburg United. In 34 Euromillions League games in Belgium he recorded 14.6ppg, 6.9rpg, 2.4apg and 1.6spg (in top 5) in 2015-16 season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
Thomas' team was regular season runner-up in MAC East Division in 2009.
He has played previously professionally also in Germany (Cuxhaven BasCats).
Thomas attended Bowling Green State University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

Proximus Spirou Charleroi roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Keaton Grant

Forwards:
Scott Thomas
Seth Tuttle

Centers:
Rasko Katic
Amaury Gorgemans

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Spirou signs Seth Tuttle - by Eurobasket News

Proximus Spirou Charleroi (Euromillions League) signed 25-year old American forward Seth Tuttle (203-109kg-92, college: N.Iowa). He played last season at Limburg United (Euromillions League). In 39 games he had 14.1ppg, 6.1rpg, 3.8apg and 1.4spg. Tuttle helped them to make it to the cup final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at s Oliver Baskets in German BBL where in 37 games he recorded 10.5ppg, 5.2rpg and 3.0apg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention.
Tuttle has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his college team won MVC Tournament in 2015. Tuttle was also voted USBWA All-District VI Player of the Year and NABC All-District 16 1st Team in 2015.
He graduated from University of Northern Iowa in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

Proximus Spirou Charleroi roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Keaton Grant

Forward:
Seth Tuttle

Centers:
Rasko Katic
Amaury Gorgemans

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Spirou keeps Grant for another season - by Eurobasket News

Proximus Spirou Charleroi (Euromillions League) re-signed 31-year old American shooting guard Keaton Grant (193-90kg-86, college: Purdue). He played there last season. In 10 Euromillions League games he recorded 12.6ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.6apg and 1.9spg. Grant helped them to win the group title (twice). He also played that season for JDA Dijon in French ProA where in 18 games he averaged 11.9ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.3apg and 1.6spg.
In 2010 Grant was drafted by Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League) in fourth round (6th overall).
He attended Purdue University and it is his eighth season in pro basketball.
Grant is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (Braunschweig and EnBW Ludwigsburg), Greece (Apollon Patras), Italy (Dolomiti Energia Trento), Slovakia (Levice) and Czech Republic (Levice).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BOSNIA  


Milan Milosevic's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Bosnians playing currently abroad: - by Eurobasket Center

Here is the weekly review of the top performing Bosnia and Herzegovina players, who play currently abroad.

Milan Milosevic
Milan Milosevic
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Milan Milosevic (203-85, agency: BeoExcell, currently plays in Greece). He led AEK Athens to a victory over the closely-ranked Aris (15-11) 90-74 in the Greek A1 in Sunday night's game. Milosevic was MVP of the game. He had a double-double by scoring 16 points and getting 12 rebounds in 24 minutes on the court. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. AEK Athens (19-7) is placed third in the A1. This year Milosevic averages: 8.3ppg, 6.0rpg, 2FGP: 59.1%(55-93) and FT: 61.1% in 23 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team.

Ognjen Kuzmic
Ognjen Kuzmic
   #2. Second place goes to former international center Ognjen Kuzmic (213-90, currently plays in Serbia). Kuzmic was the major contributor in a Crvena Zvezda's victory against the fifth-ranked Dynamic BG (5-9) 85-69 in a derby game in the Serbian KLS last Saturday. He scored 12 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd (13-1) is placed first in the KLS. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game will be critical. It's Kuzmic's first season with the team. Kuzmic's overall stats this year are: 9.0ppg, 4.4rpg, 2FGP: 67.1%(47-70) and FT: 60.5%. He has a dual citizenship: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbian. Kuzmic played for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team in 2012.

Adin Vrabac
Adin Vrabac
   #3. The Bosnia and Herzegovina player who performed third best last week abroad was an international shooting guard Adin Vrabac (204-94, currently plays in Serbia). He contributed to Partizan's victory against the closely-ranked FMP (9-5) 85-71 in a derby game in the Serbian KLS on Wednesday night. Vrabac recorded 11 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 25 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. BC Partizan NiS Beograd (12-2) is placed second in the KLS. It was his team's 11th consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game is very crucial. This year Vrabac's overall stats are: 5.9ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.4apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 58.0%(29-50), 3FGP: 26.7% in 14 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbian. Vrabac is also a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team.

Nihad Djedovic
Nihad Djedovic
   #4. Small forward Nihad Djedovic (196-90, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Germany). Djedovic could not help one of league's weakest teams Bayern Muenchen (28-4) to beat Brose Baskets (29-3). He did not beat the league record on Sunday evening. Djedovic scored only 2 points. Bayern Muenchen was defeated 76-67 on the road by the second-ranked Brose Baskets. Djedovic is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Bayern Muenchen's roster. His total stats this season are: 9.9ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.5apg. Djedovic has both Bosnia and Herzegovina and German nationalities. He is also Bosnia and Herzegovina national team player.

Aleksandar Lazic
Aleksandar Lazic
   #5. U20 international swingman Aleksandar Lazic (201-96, currently plays in Serbia) was not able to help one of league's weakest teams one of league's weakest teams Dynamic BG in their game against Mega Leks (9-5) in the Serbian KLS. Lazic scored 7 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 15 minutes. Dynamic BG lost 85-89 at home to the higher-ranked (#4) Mega Leks. The Second Stage already ended. This year Lazic's total stats are: 8.2ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.1apg and 1.2spg in 37 games. He plays currently for the Bosnia and Herzegovina U20 national team.

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

   #1. Aleksandar Todorovic (206-C/F-87, currently plays in Serbia) could not help Borac (4-10) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his very good performance Borac was edged 76-73 at home by the second-ranked Partizan. Todorovic was the top scorer with 15 points (went 5 for 5 at the free throw line). The Second Stage already ended. Todorovic has relatively good stats this season: 12.0ppg and 6.2rpg.

   #2. Robert Rothbart (217-C-86, agency: Octagon Europe, currently plays in Israel) was not able to help Hapoel Eilat in their game against Maccabi Rishon (17-16) in the Israeli Winner League. He scored 8 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 20 minutes. Hapoel Eilat was crushed 97-73 on the road by the lower-ranked (#7) Maccabi Rishon. This year Rothbart's total stats are: 6.2ppg and 3.8rpg in 37 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Israeli.

   #3. Stefan Matic (196-SG-91, currently plays in Serbia) was not able to secure a victory for Spartak (1-12) in their game against Mega Leks (9-5) in the Serbian KLS. Matic recorded 8 points. The bottom-ranked Spartak was crushed 93-68 in Sremska Mitrovica by the higher-ranked Mega Leks (#4). It was Spartak's tenth consecutive loss in a row. His team will play only one more game in the Second Stage. And that game will be critical. Matic has averaged so far 5.5ppg and 1.6rpg.

   #4. Igor Hadziomerovic (193-G-92, college: Boise St., currently plays in Australia) couldn't help Sabres (6-7) in their last game. Despite his good performance the fourth-placed Sabres (6-7) lost 70-85 in Mt Gambier to the leading Mount Gambier Pioneers in the SEABL-South group. Hadziomerovic scored 13 points, grabbed 4 boards, dished 3 assists and stole 5 balls in 36 minutes. Hadziomerovic has relatively good stats this year: 13.7ppg, 6.5rpg, 2.3apg and 2.0spg in 12 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Australian.



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  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
 Arnaldinho FILHO
  Botafogo.
  (187-G-78)
  Avg: 14.7
 1. Filho, Botafogo.14.7 
 2. Sena, Contagem14.3 
 3. Vezaro, Joinville14.2 
 4. Smith, Botafogo.13.9 
 5. Stocks, Blumenau13.5 
 6. de-Azevedo, Santos/M.12.8 
 7. Gaines, Blumenau12.1 
 8. Nepomuceno, Santos/M.11.9 
 9. Semmke, Blumenau11.8 
 10. Lima, Santos/M.11.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Durval PRADO
  Brusque
  (200-G/F-92)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Prado, Brusque10.3 
 2. Moreira, Botafogo.7.6 
 3. Silva, Blumenau7.4 
 4. Lazzaris, Blumenau7.2 
 5. Sena, Contagem6.6 
 6. Perez, Botafogo.6.4 
 7. Jeronimo, Joinville6.4 
 8. Silva, Brusque6.0 
 9. de-Azevedo, Santos/M.5.6 
 10. Russell, Botafogo.5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Eric ROMUALDO
  Contagem
  (185-PG-83)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Romualdo, Contagem4.9 
 2. Smith, Botafogo.4.7 
 3. Froehlich, Joinville3.9 
 4. Stocks, Blumenau3.6 
 5. Perez, Contagem3.5 
 6. Prado, Brusque3.1 
 7. Semmke, Blumenau2.9 
 8. da-Silva, Botafogo.2.6 
 9. Lima, Santos/M.2.5 
 10. Filho, Botafogo.2.4 
Steals Per Game
 Deonta STOCKS
  Blumenau
  (185-G-88)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Stocks, Blumenau3.3 
 2. Maistro, Contagem1.9 
 3. Froehlich, Joinville1.7 
 4. da-Silva, Botafogo.1.7 
 5. Perez, Contagem1.5 
 6. Lazzaris, Blumenau1.5 
 7. Romualdo, Contagem1.5 
 8. Lima, Santos/M.1.3 
 9. Russell, Botafogo.1.3 
 10. Vezaro, Joinville1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Rodrigo SILVA
  Brusque
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Silva, Brusque1.1 
 2. Sena, Contagem0.9 
 3. Tiago, Brusque0.8 
 4. Perez, Botafogo.0.8 
 5. Lima, Santos/M.0.7 
 6. Machado, Santos/M.0.6 
 7. Silva, Blumenau0.6 
 8. Maistro, Contagem0.6 
 9. Ferreira, Botafogo.0.5 
 10. Jeronimo, Joinville0.5 


Liga Ouro Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Wins for Joinville and Botafogo - by Eurobasket News

Contagem - Joinville 53-62

Joinville beat Contagem on the road to even the series at 1-1. Joinville held Contagem to an opponent 23.0 percent shooting from the field compared to 44.2 percent accuracy of the winners. Guard Felipe Vezaro (193-92, college: Texas A&M Int.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points. Point guard Jeferson Froehlich (193-91) contributed with 11 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Rafa Oliveira (200-93) replied with 9 points and 7 rebounds and guard Thiago Perez (191-82) added 9 points and 4 assists in the effort for Contagem. Contagem's coach Leo Alves rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Joinville: F.Vezaro 16+2reb+3ast, M.Dias 12+3reb+1ast, J.Froehlich 11+6reb+2ast, A.Mendes 8+1reb+3ast, A.Pereira 6+5reb+4ast, J.Burger 5+1reb
Contagem: T.Perez 9+3reb+4ast, R.Oliveira 9+7reb+3ast, E.Romualdo 8+1reb+4ast, W.Sena 6+3reb+1ast, A.Alves 6+2reb+1ast, V.De Gusmao 5+2reb
gschID: 547706


Botafogo F.R. - Blumenau 75-67

Botafogo overcame Blumenau to open 2-0 lead in the series. Botafogo F.R. outrebounded Blumenau 37-26 including 30 on the offensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Power forward Douglas Correa (202-91) scored 15 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and the former international guard Arnaldinho Filho (187-78) chipped in 14 points during the contest. Botafogo F.R.'s coach Marcio Andrade used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Deonta Stocks (185-88, college: W.Georgia) responded with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and Luiz Semmke (197-92) scored 15 points and 4 assists. Four Blumenau players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Botafogo F.R.: D.Correa 15+6reb+7ast, A.Filho 14+2reb+1ast, R.Bahia Bispo 10+5reb, F.Perez 8+2reb+1ast, A.Moreira 7+8reb+2ast, J.Smith 7+5reb+5ast
Blumenau: L.Semmke 15+4reb+4ast, D.Stocks 14+6reb+5ast, T.Gaines 10+4reb, B.Lazzaris 10+5reb+2ast, L.Henrique Moreira 5+1reb, D.Silva 5+4reb+2ast
gschID: 547705





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





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Bronze for Hristo Nikolov in Poland - by Vladislava Lazarova

Hristo Nikolov (200-PF-85, agency: 011 Sports) and Slam Stal Ostrow Wieolkopolski were over the moon tonight, cheering and dancing to celebrate the club's first PLK podium in the last 15 years. In front of 2500 fans in Slupsk, Nikolov and his teammates beat the host team of Energa Szarni 76:67. This was their second victory over Slupsk - more than enough to claim the long waiting bronze!

200-cm tall forward from Burgas - former captain of Bulgarian NT and ex-player of CSKA Sofia and Bulgarian powerhouse Lukoil Academic was among the best players on the court for Slam Stal finishing the game with 10 points (4/6 - 66,7% for 2 pts, 4/8 - 50,0% FT) and 4 rebounds.

This is his second season in Poland and seventh in a row playing basketball abroad.





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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)



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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





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

29-year old power forward Karl Moore (203-PF-87) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Aguilas and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 8.
He had a double-double of 33 points and 15 rebounds, while his team lost the game against Fast Break (#1, 5-1) 76-87. Aguilas moved-up to the 8th position in Colombian league. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked at the very bottom. They already lost 6 games and recorded just two victories. Moore just recently signed at Aguilas, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Culver Stockton College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Moore is league's best scorer averaging so far 28.5ppg and leads league in rebounds with 15.1rpg. Moore is in league's top in and averages solid 54.9% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Amir Carraway (198-G/F-91) of Cimarrones. He is American swingman in his first season at Cimarrones. In the last game Carraway recorded impressive 16 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Bad luck as Cimarrones was edged by slightly lower-ranked Academia (#5, 3-3) 65-63. This loss caused Cimarrones to drop to 3rd position in the standings. His team's 4-2 record is not bad at all. Carraway is one of the most experienced players at Cimarrones and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to Beicar Quinones of Academia (#5). He scored 11 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Academia, leading his team to a 65-63 win against slightly higher-ranked Cimarrones (#3, 4-2). Academia 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. The season just started for as he played only first game. But it already looks like he can be team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Mark Cornelius (190-G-88) of Caciques - 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Henry Uhegwu (191-G-82) of Fast Break - 19 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Ricardo Rivera (190-G-91) of Sabios - 16 points and 6 rebounds
7. Freddy Asprilla (208-F-88) of Caciques - 10 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Adonis Nunez (191-G-96) of Piratas - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Michael Hinestroza Javes (208-F-90) of Fast Break - 12 points and 6 rebounds
10. Ryan McCoy (183-PG-87) of Condores - 10 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists

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



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)



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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
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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.
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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





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  CYPRUS  


Cypriot National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Cypriot National Team 2017
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Christos Loizidis
Loizidis
Anthony King
King
Iraklis Pittakas
Pittakas
Andreas Sizopoulos
Sizopoulos
Vassilis Kounas
Kounas
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Christos Loizidis 207-C-91 Etha Cyprus
Anthony King 206-C/F-85 Koeln Rh.Stars Germany
Michael Simonetta 178-PG Western Canada
Iraklis Pittakas 192-G-84 Apollon Cyprus
Andreas Sizopoulos 192-G-83 AEK Cyprus
Vassilis Kounas 194-G-84 Apoel Cyprus
Aristides Koronides 188-PG-82 Apollon Cyprus
Roberto Mantovani 203-F-94 Robert Morris USA
George Theocharides 203-PF-85 Keravnos Cyprus
Michalis Koumis 205-C-96 AEK Cyprus
Iakovos Panteli 187-G-85 AEK Cyprus
Nikolaos Stylianou 198-F-88 Keravnos Cyprus

Panagiotis Yiannaras Head Coach Qatar Club Qatar
Nicos Lambrias Assistant
Nikolas Papadopoulos Assistant Enosis Cyprus



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Jan Vesely Receiving Interest From Nets, 76ers, Mavericks - by Eurobasket News

Jan Vesely (7'0''-C/F-90) is receiving interest from multiple teams about a return to the NBA. The Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers and Dallas Mavericks have each expressed interest in Vesely. Vesely was the sixth overall pick in 2011 by the Washington Wizards ahead of both Kawhi Leonard (6'7''-F-91, college: San Diego St.) and Klay Thompson (6'7''-G-90, college: Washington St.). Vesely has been productive playing for Fenerbahce since leaving the NBA.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



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  DENMARK  


Wolfpack celebrate Division 1 title - by Eurobasket News

Wolfpack celebrated Division 1 title in Denmark. They won the Final series against Vaerlose Basketball Klub 2-1. In Game 1 Wolfpack posted an 83-69 win, but then Vaerlose managed to post a 53-49 defensive victory in game 2. In the decisive third game Wolfpack needed a 73-64 win to seal the trophy.
Wolfpack/BMS won the regular season earlier with a 17-1 records, while Vaerlose ended up third with a 13-5.



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  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 .22.5 
 3. Gaines, Metros S.20.4 
 4. Bailey, Reales LV20.0 
 5. Foster, Huracane.19.3 
 6. Rembert, Titanes .19.3 
 7. Guzman, Soles SD19.0 
 8. Rhett, Leones SD18.8 
 9. Carter, Huracane.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. Santana, Titanes .9.3 
 5. Suero, Indios SFM9.3 
 6. Horford, Titanes .8.8 
 7. McCombs, Soles SD8.8 
 8. Glenn, Metros S.8.6 
 9. Rhett, Leones SD8.6 
 10. Garcia, Caneros LR7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Elias SOLIMAN
  Caner.
  (--)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Soliman, Caner.5.3 
 2. Ruiz, Soles SD4.8 
 3. Dicent, Metros S.4.4 
 4. De-Leon, Metros S.4.3 
 5. Fortuna, Leones SD4.2 
 6. Miller, Leones SD4.2 
 7. Maye, Reales LV4.0 
 8. Rhett, Leones SD4.0 
 9. Siggers, Titanes .4.0 
 10. Suero, Indios SFM3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Kelly BEIDLER
  Caneros LR
  (199-F-88)
  Avg: 3
 1. Beidler, Caneros LR3.0 
 2. Rose, Huracanes PP2.8 
 3. Valdez, Huracane.2.7 
 4. Dicent, Metros S.1.6 
 5. Suero, Indios SFM1.5 
 6. Scott, Caneros LR1.5 
 7. Freeman, Caner.1.5 
 8. Siggers, Titanes .1.5 
 9. Gaines, Metros S.1.4 
 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. Okosun, Reales LV2.0 
 3. Horford, Titanes .1.8 
 4. Garcia, Indios SFM1.3 
 5. Rose, Huracanes PP1.0 
 6. Freeman, Caner.1.0 
 7. Salas-Flores, Indios S.1.0 
 8. McCombs, Soles SD1.0 
 9. Rhett, Leones SD1.0 
 10. Glenn, Metros S.0.8 


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

27-year old guard Gerardo Suero (196-G-89) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Indios SFM and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
He had a double-double of 47 points and 11 rebounds, while his team edged out Metros STGO (#3, 3-2) 109-105. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Indios SFM is placed at 2nd position in Dominican Rep. league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Indios SFM will need more victories to improve their 3-1 record. In the team's last game Suero had a remarkable 57.1% from 2-point range and got seven three-pointers out of 10 attempts. He just recently signed at Indios SFM, being already a very valuable addition to the team. University at Albany graduate has very impressive stats this year. Suero is league's best scorer averaging so far 31.5ppg. Suero is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 9.3rpg) and averages solid 62.2% FGP and 46.4% from behind 3-point line.

Second best performed player last round was Tony Mitchell (203-F-92) of Metros STGO. He is American forward in his first season at Metros STGO. In the last game Mitchell recorded impressive double-double of 25 points and 12 rebounds. Of course he led Metros STGO to another comfortable win 112-99 over Indios SFM (3-1) being unquestionably team leader. The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Mitchell is one of the most experienced players at Metros STGO and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to another Metros STGO's star - forward Robert Glenn (203-PF-89). Glenn scored 26 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Glenn's great performance Metros STGO lost 105-109 to #2 ranked Indios SFM. But his team cannot count on just these two top stars as they also need help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Metros STGO needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 3 victories and 2 lost games. Glenn has a great season in Dominican Republic. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 8.6rpg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jhonatan Araujo (208-C-96) of Leones SD - 30 points and 13 rebounds
5. Elias Soliman) of Caneros LR - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 10 assists
6. Juan Miguel Suero (198-SG-93) of Indios SFM - 24 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Edward Santana (203-F/C-80) of Titanes Licey - 22 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Patrick Rembert (185-PG-89) of Titanes Licey - 33 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Ollie Bailey (201-G/F-85) of Reales LV - 26 points and 8 rebounds
10. M.J. Rhett (206-PF-92) of Leones SD - 21 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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





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  EABC  


Semifinals are set in Nagano - by Eurobasket News

Group A
South Korea - Macau 109-58
South Korea outgunned Macau to ensure the semifinal birth. Daesung Lee (192-F-90, college: BYU-Hawaii) provided 26 points to lead the winners. South Korea sank 30 points in the first period to open a 16-point lead. They added 65 points in the second half to seal the victory. Jun-Beom Yang (195-F-91) accounted for 16 points for the winners. Wai Seng Chan (98) responded with 16 points and 15 rebounds for Macau.

Group B
Taiwan - Hong Kong 92-57
Taiwan rallied past Hong Kong to advance into the semifinal stage. Yi-Hsiang Chou (190-G-91) came up with 13 points to lead well-balanced effort. Taiwan accumulated a 44:24 halftime lead. They dropped 29 points in the third term to clear off for good. Cheng Liu (192-F-90) and Yu Huan-Ya (183-G-93) tossed in 12 points apiece for the winners. Ki Lee (178-PG-87) and Shing Yee Fong (190-F-83) replied with 10 points each for Hong Kong.




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  EGYPT  


El Gezira celebrate Premier League 2016/2017 title - by Eurobasket News

El Gezira celebrated Premier League 2016/2017 title in Egypt. They finished the Final round with a 7-1 record on top. In the last game El Gezira posted a 73-63 win against Sporting. The latter ended up on the second position with a 4-3 record. El Zamalek has the same record, finishing third after the win over Smouha 70-68.
El Ettehad El Sakandary finished the Final Stage with a 2-5 record.



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  EUROCUP  


Unicaja could sign Dragan Milosavljevic - by Eurobasket News

Unicaja Malaga (Liga Endesa) is about to agree terms with 28-year old Serbian international swingman Dragan Milosavljevic (198-91kg-89, agency: BeoBasket) who played last time at ALBA Berlin in Germany. In 31 BBL games he had 12.6ppg, 3.2rpg and 3.9apg last season. He helped them to make it to the German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Milosavljevic's team won German Bundesliga Cup in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga 2nd Team in 2016.
Milosavljevic has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2009.
Milosavljevic represented Serbia at the European Championships two years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 7 games: 1.7ppg.
Milosavljevic has played also professionally for other Serbian teams like Partizan, KK Napredak Rubin Krusevac and Radnicki 1950 Kragujevac.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EUROLEAGUE  


Printezis jumps on the radar for FC Barcelona - by Thomas Jones

Georgios Printezis (204-PF-85, agency: Octagon Europe) could return to Spain, as reported by Mundo Deportivo.

He played most recently at Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus in the Euroleague. In 32 games Printezis recorded 12.8ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.4apg last season. He helped them to make it to the Final Four.

Printezis has prior experience in the ACB League. He played two seasons for Unicaja de Malaga.

Printezis is a PF who plays with great energy and hustle. Really has a great attitude and knows no other way than giving full effort




Panathinaikos in talks with Keith Langford, ex Unics - by Eurobasket News

Panathinaikos Athens (A1) is eyeing 34-year old American ex-international shooting guard Keith Langford (193-91kg-83, college: Kansas) who played last time at Unics Kazan in Russia. Langford has played there for the last three years. In 25 VTB United League games he had very impressive stats: 18.6ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.3apg and 1.0spg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was named to VTB United League All-Star Game.
In 2005 he was drafted by Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA) in fifth round (39th overall).
The former University of Kansas staris in his 13th (hopefully lucky) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of VTB United League in 2016. Langford was also voted Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Import Player of the Year in 2016.
He represented USA at the Panamerican Games in Toronto (Canada) two years ago.
Langford is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv), Italy (Armani Milano, Angelico Biella, Vanoli Cremona and Virtus Bologna), USBL (Kansas C.) and D-League (Austin Spurs and Ft.Worth F.).
On Langford: A smooth, left-handed wing player who should contribute at the shooting guard and small forward slots. Possesses good range on his outside jumper... Also has the ability to take his man off the dribble and go strong to the rim... Can put up big numbers in the scoring column... Shows impressive ability to drive and hit pull-up jumpers from medium range... A solid perimeter defender.

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  FRANCE  

Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Cameron CLARK
  Chalon
  (201-G/F-91)
  Avg: 18.2
 1. Clark, Chalon18.2 
 2. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.6 
 3. Cobbs, Gravelines16.9 
 4. Gibson, Gravelines16.8 
 5. Roberson, Chalon16.2 
 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: 8.8
 1. Fall, Chalon8.8 
 2. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.8.7 
 3. Solomon, Gravelines8.0 
 4. Hassell, Le Portel7.7 
 5. Poirier, Paris-Le.7.6 
 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, Chalon7.0 
 3. Holston, Dijon6.3 
 4. Prince, Orleans5.8 
 5. Hodge, AS.5.6 
 6. Cobbs, Gravelines5.5 
 7. Bost, Monaco5.3 
 8. Campbell, Paris-Le.5.2 
 9. Warren, Nanterre4.5 
 10. Payne, Chalons-.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 J.P. PRINCE
  Orleans
  (203-G/F-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Prince, Orleans2.4 
 2. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.3 
 3. Holston, Dijon2.0 
 4. Payne, Chalons-.1.8 
 5. Eito, Orleans1.7 
 6. Wood, Limoges1.7 
 7. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 8. Dorsey, Le Portel1.6 
 9. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.5 
 10. Cobbs, Gravelines1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Fall, Chalon2.2 
 2. Fofana, Monaco1.3 
 3. 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. Koffi, Pau-Lacq.0.8 
 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. Henry, Evreux16.1 
 5. Jones, Lille16.0 
 6. Ware, Vichy C.15.9 
 7. Williams, Boulazac15.9 
 8. Bigote, Nantes15.7 
 9. Walker, Evreux15.2 
 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, Nantes8.4 
 6. Traore, Lille7.6 
 7. Morin, Le Havre7.4 
 8. Rhoomes, St Qu.7.3 
 9. Fall, Poitiers7.0 
 10. Fairell, Rouen6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jay THREATT
  Poitiers
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Threatt, Poitiers6.9 
 2. King, Le Havre6.1 
 3. Ware, Vichy C.5.8 
 4. Rigaux, Maurienne5.8 
 5. Sim, Bourg5.8 
 6. Hermannsson, Charlevi.5.7 
 7. Turner, Blois5.6 
 8. Henry, Evreux5.3 
 9. Duren, Boulogne5.2 
 10. Mitchell, Nantes4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Corin HENRY
  Evreux
  (178-PG-88)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Henry, Evreux2.3 
 2. Burton, Roanne2.3 
 3. Threatt, Poitiers2.0 
 4. Rigaux, Maurienne1.8 
 5. Fouse, Charleville1.8 
 6. Mitchell, Nantes1.8 
 7. de-Jong, Boulogne1.8 
 8. Denave, Vichy C.1.8 
 9. Turner, Blois1.8 
 10. Moendadze, Boulo.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Yannis MORIN
  Le Havre
  (208-C/F-93)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Morin, Le Havre1.8 
 2. Fall, Poitiers1.5 
 3. Paumier, Boulogne1.3 
 4. Ndoye, Bourg1.2 
 5. Rinna, St Chamond1.1 
 6. MBida, Lille1.1 
 7. Traore, Lille1.1 
 8. Jones, Lille1.0 
 9. Boateng, Blois0.9 
 10. Diame, Blois0.9 


ProB Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Boulazac advance into Finals - by Eurobasket News

Evreux - Boulazac 67-82

Boulazac beat Evreux on the road to complete the sweep of the series. It looked good early as ALM Evreux took a 1-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Boulazac Basket had a 27-20 second period charge getting the lead and ALM Evreux was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 67-82. Boulazac Basket players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. American power forward Jarvis Williams (198-93, college: Murray St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points and 6 rebounds. American-Jamaican guard TJ Sapp (190-92, college: Murray St., agency: Duran International) contributed with 16 points and 4 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. American point guard Corin Henry (178-88, college: Tarleton St., agency: Octagon Europe) replied with 19 points, 5 assists and 4 steals and Nigerian-American forward Aloysius Anagonye (203-81, college: Michigan St.) added 12 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for ALM Evreux. Four ALM Evreux players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Evreux: C.Henry 19+4reb+5ast, A.Anagonye 12+7reb+2ast, C.Walker 10+5reb+3ast, B.Pinault 10+3reb+1ast, R.Vilde 7+2reb, T.Dolomingo 3
Boulazac: T.Sapp 16+4ast, J.Williams 14+6reb+1ast, A.Tanghe 10+3reb, A.Kerckhof 9+1reb+3ast, J.Sanchez 8+3reb+2ast, M.Zianveni 8+3reb+3ast
gschID: 547773


Nantes - Provence Basket 66-67

Provence Basket forced the decider versus Nantes as they eked out a tough road win in Game 2. The guests trailed by 10 points after first quarter, but they rallied back winning two of next three quarters and won the game by 1 point. The best player for the winners was American center Brad Waldow (208-91, college: St.Mary's, CA) who had a double-double by scoring 10 points, 19 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks. The other American import swingman Aaron Broussard (195-90, college: Seattle) chipped in 28 points. American-British power forward Laurence Ekperigin (200-88, college: Le Moyne) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 18 rebounds and Alexis Desespringalle (192-91) added 10 points respectively for the hosts.
Top scorers:
Nantes: L.Ekperigin 16+18reb+3ast, R.Kuksiks 12+1reb+1ast, A.Desespringalle 10+4reb+3ast, V.Bigote 7+4reb+2ast, C.McKnight 7+6reb, V.Fofana 6+2reb+2ast
Provence Basket: A.Broussard 28+3reb, D.Obasohan 12+4reb+2ast, B.Waldow 10+19reb+4ast, J.Burrows 4+8reb+3ast, M.Dia 4+1reb, R.Desroses 4
gschID: 547772





Nanterre inks Lahaou Konate - by Eurobasket News

JSF Nanterre (ProA) signed 26-year old shooting guard Lahaou Konate (196-80kg-91). He has played for the last two seasons at Le Mans Sarthe Basket in the ProA. In 34 games he had 6.7ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg last season. Konate helped them to make it to the cup final.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Honorable Mention in 2015.
Konate represented France at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 6.9ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.4spg, FGP-3 (72.7%), 3PT: 35.7%, FT: 72.7%.
Konate has played previously for three other teams: ALM Evreux, Hyeres-Toulon and Denek.

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ProA Round 3 of Semi-Finals. Wins for Paris-Levallois and Strasbourg - by Eurobasket News

Paris-Levallois - Chalon 86-69

Paris-Levallois celebrated the first victory in the semifinal series. They edged Chalon to narrow the deficit. It looked good early as Chalon/Saor took a 9-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Paris-Levallois took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 17 points. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Chalon/Saor's 36. Paris-Levallois forced 19 Chalon/Saor turnovers. It was a great evening for American guard Jason Rich (191-86) who led his team to a victory scoring 24 points and 4 assists (perfect from the field making all ten shots !!!). The former international power forward Louis Labeyrie (209-92) helped adding 13 points and 6 rebounds. Four Paris-Levallois players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American swingman Cameron Clark (201-91, college: Oklahoma) with 20 points and the other American import point guard John Roberson (180-88, college: Texas Tech) scored 15 points and 5 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Paris-Levallois: J.Rich 24+4ast, L.Labeyrie 13+6reb, T.Harris 11+5reb, L.Sane 10+4reb+1ast, C.Eliezer-Vanerot 8+4reb+2ast, L.Campbell 8+3reb+8ast
Chalon: C.Clark 20+4reb+2ast, J.Roberson 15+1reb+5ast, L.Harris 10+4reb+1ast, E.Ibekwe 7+3reb, M.Fall 6+1reb, J.Nzeulie 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 547579


ASVEL - Strasbourg 64-67

Strasbourg stayed alive in the series. They upset ASVEL on the road to cut the distance at 1-2. The guests trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 19-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for American point guard Erving Walker (173-90, college: Florida, agency: Two Points) who led his team to a victory with 21 points. American-Polish point guard AJ Slaughter (191-87, college: W.Kentucky, agency: BeoBasket) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Strasbourg IG's coach Vincent Collet used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American center Darryl Watkins (211-84, college: Syracuse, agency: Inception Sports) answered with 14 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import point guard Casper Ware (178-90, college: Long Beach St.) added 14 points and 4 assists in the effort for ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket.
Top scorers:
Strasbourg: E.Walker 21+1reb+2ast, A.Slaughter 16+2reb+3ast, M.Howard 12+4reb, E.Murphy 4+6reb, F.Ntilikina 3+2reb+2ast, P.Lacombe 3+3reb
ASVEL: D.Watkins 14+6reb, C.Ware 14+4ast, L.Jean-Charles 9+7reb+1ast, D.Andersen 7+5reb, C.Kahudi 6+2reb+3ast, A.Noua 6+3reb
gschID: 547578





ALS Basket signs coach Romain Tillon - by Eurobasket News

Andrezieux Boutheon Loire Sud Basket (NM1) signed 35-year old coach Romain Tillon. He has coached for the last two seasons at St Chamond in the ProB. Romain Tillon has ended his player's career back in 2015. He helped the team to NM1 championship back in 2015.

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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.

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Eurobasket.com All-Georgian League Awards 2017 - by Eurobasket Center

Eurobasket.com All-Georgian League 1st Team 2017
Giorgi Tsintsadze
Tsintsadze
Deonta Vaughn
Vaughn
Mikheil Berishvili
Berishvili
Beka Bekauri
Bekauri
John Florveus
Florveus

Finals MVP: Deonta Vaughn (185-G-86) of Dinamo Tbilisi
Player of the Year: Giorgi Tsintsadze (192-PG-86) of Kutaisi
Guard of the Year: Giorgi Tsintsadze (192-PG-86) of Kutaisi
Forward of the Year: Mikheil Berishvili (204-SF-87) of Dinamo Tbilisi
Center of the Year: John Florveus (211-C-90) of Cactus Tbilisi
Defansive Player of the Year: Beka Bekauri (207-PF-91) of Kutaisi
Import Player of the Year: John Florveus (211-C-90) of Cactus Tbilisi
Domestic Player of the Year: Giorgi Tsintsadze (192-PG-86) of Kutaisi
Coach of the Year: Irakli Khoshtaria of Dinamo Tbilisi

1st Team
PG: Giorgi Tsintsadze (192-PG-86) of Kutaisi
G: Deonta Vaughn (185-G-86) of Dinamo Tbilisi
SF: Mikheil Berishvili (204-SF-87) of Dinamo Tbilisi
PF: Beka Bekauri (207-PF-91) of Kutaisi
C: John Florveus (211-C-90) of Cactus Tbilisi

2nd Team
G: Terik Bridgeman (198-G) of Cactus Tbilisi
PG: Corey Allen (185-PG-92) of Mgzavrebi
G: Tre Burnette (196-G) of Olimpi
C: Sergo Atuashvili (223-C-85) of Rustavi
C: Nikola Maravic (212-C-89) of Dinamo Tbilisi

Honorable Mention
Casey Kasperbauer (185-G) of Rustavi
Dwayne Lathan (190-G-89) of Sokhumi
Kakhaber Jintcharadze (195-SG-93) of Batumi
Illya Shemosiuk (188-PG-85) of Batumi
Kaheem Ransom (185-PG) of Mgzavrebi
Otari Buliava (202-PF-94) of Sokhumi
Beqa Chikviladze (196-F/G-91) of Cactus Tbilisi
Oleksandr Tishchenko (205-F/C-89) of Sokhumi
Ilia Londaridze (205-C-89) of Dinamo Tbilisi

All-Domestic Players Team
PG: Giorgi Tsintsadze (192-PG-86) of Kutaisi
F/G: Beqa Chikviladze (196-F/G-91) of Cactus Tbilisi
SF: Mikheil Berishvili (204-SF-87) of Dinamo Tbilisi
PF: Beka Bekauri (207-PF-91) of Kutaisi
C: Sergo Atuashvili (223-C-85) of Rustavi

All-Imports Team
G: Terik Bridgeman (198-G) of Cactus Tbilisi
PG: Corey Allen (185-PG-92) of Mgzavrebi
G: Deonta Vaughn (185-G-86) of Dinamo Tbilisi
C: Nikola Maravic (212-C-89) of Dinamo Tbilisi
C: John Florveus (211-C-90) of Cactus Tbilisi



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  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 


Simon is back at ALBA Berlin - by Eurobasket News

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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jermaine Bucknor Remains A Gladiator In Trier - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Ex Canadian national player Jermaine Bucknor (201-F-83, college: Richmond) has been around the basketball globe playing in countries like France, Canada, Argentina and Belgium, but it has been Germany that has remained his second basketball home as he has played parts of six seasons there and will play a seventh in germany next season and fifth in Trier with the Romerstrom Gladiatirs. The club announced today the contract extension with the 33 year old 201cm forward that In August 2007 received Jamaican citizenship. Last season he came back to Trier in February after having started the season with Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda (Argentina-LigaA) playing 7 gamesn averaging 8.0ppg, 5.6rpg, 2FGP: 29.4%, 3FGP: 39.3%, FT: 65.0%.

When returning back to Germany and joined Trier, he helped the team reach the playoffs playing 14 games averaging 9.1ppg, 4.9rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 53.8%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 73.3%. The club is thrilled to have been able to hold the experienced player. "He is important for the young players having so much experience and is an enrichment to the team life off the court. Our goal was it to bind him to the club long term and offering him various perspectives for the future. We have come a little closer to this goal", stressed CEO Achim Schmitz. With Trier he scored in double figures five times and contributed 16 points in wins against Hanau and Chemnitz. "My family and I feel very comfortable in Trier. I always said that I wanted to stay here and am pleased to pla for the Romerstrom Gladiators again", stressed Jermaine Bucknor.

Source:Romerstrom Gladiators




Kaposvari welcomes back Dunn, ex Crailsheim - by Eurobasket News

Kaposvari KK (A Division) tabbed experienced 34-year old American point guard Christopher Dunn (189-91kg-83, college: West Virginia State, agency: Inception Sports). It is actually his comeback to Kaposvar as he has played here before. Dunn played most recently at Crailsheim Merlins in German ProA. In 33 games he averaged 11.8ppg, 3.2rpg, 5.0apg and 1.6spg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Dunn played at Atomeromu where in 43 A Division games he had 14.5ppg, 3.6rpg, 5.6apg (top 4) and 1.6spg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League 2nd Team.
Dunn is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in ten different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Dunn has played previously professionally in Austria (Gussing Knights), Belgium (Colfontaine), Bulgaria (Lukoil Academic Sofia), Cyprus (Petrolina AEK Larnaca), Dominican Rep., France (Aix Maurienne and JSA Bordeaux), Romania (Ploiesti), Spain (Alcazar), Switzerland (Geneve Lions) and Dominican Republic (Capitanes).
He attended West Virginia State until 2006 and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Dunn's outlook: If needed, Chris can score by driving to the basket with authority or by taking the high percentage 3-point shot capable of playing both backcourt positions without any problem at both sides of the floor great rebounder for his size natural leader on the court, always leads by example first highly motivated player who works hard every day to improve his game.
Chris is ranked in the top 10 in the all-time history of NCAA Division II basketball in career assists !!!
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By Eurobasket Data Center

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Itzehoe Keep Johannes Konrad - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro B team Itzehoe have held on to young German Johannes Konrad (199-SF-95). Konrad is a 22 year old 199cm forward that will continue to wear the Eagles jersey as he has played there all his life. The German has played 65 Pro B games in the last three seasons and last season played 21 games averaging 5.5ppg, FGP: 47.7%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 82.4%. "
It is important for the identification to keep those players that have worn the Eagles jersey for a long time. He made a real jump this season. He worked hard on defense and played a real role on offense with good shot selection. Now he needs to be able to be more versatile and not only shoot from outside or penetrate, but also to take the mid distance shot", stressed head coach Pat Elze.He scored in double figures in three games including a 12 point game against Iserlohn and 11 points against Wolfenbuettel.

Source:Itzehoe Eagles




The MLP Academics Heidelberg Hold Niklas Ney - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro A team MLP Academics Heidelberg have given a contract extension to German Niklas Ney (208-C-95, college: Mercer) Ney is a 21 year old 208cm center that will be going into his second season with the Club. Ney who started his career in the Alba Berlin organization last season for Heidelberg played 35 games averaging 3.2ppg, 2.0rpg, played also at USC Heidelberg 2nd team (Regionalliga) playing 10 games averaging 16.3ppg, 10.5rpg, 1.8apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 53.8%, 3PT: 14.3%, FT: 72.3%. "It was one of our wishes to give him a contract extension. He proved what he can do in his first pro season and we are happy that he can go the next step with us. He gives us stability under the basket", stressed head coach Frenki Ignjatovic. Last season Ney scored in double figures once against the DResden Titans. "I am looking forward to playing another season in Heidelberg. The club helped me get my start and I am sure that another year will bring me further. I am working hard now so I can fill a bigger role this season", stressed Niklas Ney

Source:MLP Academics Heidelberg




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





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  GREECE  


Panathinaikos in talks with Keith Langford, ex Unics - by Eurobasket News

Panathinaikos Athens (A1) is eyeing 34-year old American ex-international shooting guard Keith Langford (193-91kg-83, college: Kansas) who played last time at Unics Kazan in Russia. Langford has played there for the last three years. In 25 VTB United League games he had very impressive stats: 18.6ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.3apg and 1.0spg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was named to VTB United League All-Star Game.
In 2005 he was drafted by Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA) in fifth round (39th overall).
The former University of Kansas staris in his 13th (hopefully lucky) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of VTB United League in 2016. Langford was also voted Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Import Player of the Year in 2016.
He represented USA at the Panamerican Games in Toronto (Canada) two years ago.
Langford is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv), Italy (Armani Milano, Angelico Biella, Vanoli Cremona and Virtus Bologna), USBL (Kansas C.) and D-League (Austin Spurs and Ft.Worth F.).
On Langford: A smooth, left-handed wing player who should contribute at the shooting guard and small forward slots. Possesses good range on his outside jumper... Also has the ability to take his man off the dribble and go strong to the rim... Can put up big numbers in the scoring column... Shows impressive ability to drive and hit pull-up jumpers from medium range... A solid perimeter defender.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.



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Kaposvari welcomes back Dunn, ex Crailsheim - by Eurobasket News

Kaposvari KK (A Division) tabbed experienced 34-year old American point guard Christopher Dunn (189-91kg-83, college: West Virginia State, agency: Inception Sports). It is actually his comeback to Kaposvar as he has played here before. Dunn played most recently at Crailsheim Merlins in German ProA. In 33 games he averaged 11.8ppg, 3.2rpg, 5.0apg and 1.6spg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Dunn played at Atomeromu where in 43 A Division games he had 14.5ppg, 3.6rpg, 5.6apg (top 4) and 1.6spg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League 2nd Team.
Dunn is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in ten different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Dunn has played previously professionally in Austria (Gussing Knights), Belgium (Colfontaine), Bulgaria (Lukoil Academic Sofia), Cyprus (Petrolina AEK Larnaca), Dominican Rep., France (Aix Maurienne and JSA Bordeaux), Romania (Ploiesti), Spain (Alcazar), Switzerland (Geneve Lions) and Dominican Republic (Capitanes).
He attended West Virginia State until 2006 and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Dunn's outlook: If needed, Chris can score by driving to the basket with authority or by taking the high percentage 3-point shot capable of playing both backcourt positions without any problem at both sides of the floor great rebounder for his size natural leader on the court, always leads by example first highly motivated player who works hard every day to improve his game.
Chris is ranked in the top 10 in the all-time history of NCAA Division II basketball in career assists !!!
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By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.



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Stjarnan tabs Collin Pryor - by Igor Obradovic

Stjarnan (Dominos League) inked 27-year old American forward Collin Pryor (200-86kg-90, college: Northern St., agency: Mansfield and Associates). He has played for the last two years at Fjolnir in the D1. In 27 games he averaged impressive 21.2ppg, 12.0rpg (#5 in the league), 3.2apg and 1.7spg last season. Pryor helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic D1 2nd Team.
He played in the final of Icelandic D1 Playoff in 2016.
Pryor has played previously for another Icelandic team FSU Selfoss.
He attended Northern St. until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Icelandic National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Icelandic National Team 2017
#s#
Matthias Sigurdarson
Sigurdarson
Gunnar Olafsson
Olafsson
Kristofer Acox
Acox
Petur Birgisson
Birgisson
Jon Gudmundsson
Gudmundsson
#e#5
Matthias Sigurdarson 180-PG-94 IR Iceland
Gunnar Olafsson 190-G/F-93 St.Francis, NY USA
Kristofer Acox 198-F-93 KR Iceland
Petur Birgisson 185-G-96 Tindastoll Iceland
Jon Gudmundsson 193-G-96 Davidson USA
Thorir Thorbjarnarsson 196-F-98 KR Iceland
Kari Jonsson 190-G-97 Drexel USA
Emil Einarsson 196-SF-94 Thor Thorl Iceland
Kristinn Palsson 198-G/F-97 Marist USA
Maciej Baginski 195-SF-95 Thor Thorl Iceland
Olafur Olafsson 194-G-90 Grindavik Iceland
Tryggvi Hlinason 215-C-97 Thor AK Iceland

Finnur Stefansson Head Coach KR Iceland
Baldur Ragnarsson Assistant



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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

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  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 !!



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Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Mark LYONS
  Hapoel T-A
  (185-PG-89)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Lyons, Hapoel T-A20.1 
 2. Wyatt, Hapoel H.18.8 
 3. Selby, Maccabi K/G17.5 
 4. Simon, Maccabi .17.2 
 5. Siggers, Galil Gilboa17.1 
 6. Holloway, Hapoel H.16.6 
 7. Hopson, Ironi N.16.2 
 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. Griffin, Galil Gilboa7.1 
 8. Carmichael, Maccabi .7.1 
 9. Iverson, Maccabi .7.0 
 10. Williams, Hapoel T.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. Henry, Hapoel Eilat1.8 
 4. Vargas, Maccabi .1.8 
 5. Kinsey, Hapoel J-M1.8 
 6. Carter, Maccabi .1.8 
 7. Howell, Hapoel T-A1.7 
 8. Taylor, Maccabi .1.7 
 9. DiBartolomeo, Maccabi .1.7 
 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. Jones, Hapoel J-M1.2 
 4. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.1.2 
 5. Mitchell, Maccabi .1.1 
 6. Adrien, Bnei H.1.0 
 7. Daniels, Hapoel Eilat0.9 
 8. McCrea, Maccabi .0.9 
 9. Kelly, Maccabi K/G0.9 
 10. Carter, Maccabi .0.9 


Hapoel Ramat Gan Givataim adds Omer Tal to their roster - by Nir Luna

Hapoel Ramat Gan Givataim (National League) added to their roster the 25-year old guard Omer Tal (188-92, agency: Avi Zilberman) from Hapoel Afula. In 30 National League games he recorded 11.6ppg, 3.5rpg and 4.4apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Tal was tested by CS Dinamo Bucuresti in Romanian Liga Nationala. But in four games he averaged just 1.5ppg and 1.5rpg.
He has played previously professionally in Israel (Maccabi Kiryat Motzkin, Hapoel Migdal Haemek, Hapoel Yokneam/Megido, Galil Elion and Maccabi Kiryat Bialik) and Romania (CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Winner League Round 4 of Quarter-Finals. Maccabi Haifa pave their way into semifinal stage - by Eurobasket News

Ironi Nahariya - Hapoel J-M 72-74

Hapoel Jerusalem snatched a narrow road win over Ironi Nahariya to force the decisive fifth game in the series. Hapoel Jerusalem shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 61.9 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Curtis Jerrells (185-87, college: Baylor) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and the other American import swingman Tarence Kinsey (202-84, college: S.Carolina) who added 19 points (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) during the contest. At the losing side American swingman Scotty Hopson (200-89, college: Tennessee) responded with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and naturalized Swedish power forward Jonathan Skjoldebrand (204-83) scored 12 points. Five Ironi Nahariya players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Hapoel J-M: C.Jerrells 20+1reb+3ast, T.Kinsey 19+2reb+2ast, J.Dyson 9+2reb+5ast, R.Howell 6+10reb+1ast, A.Stoudemire 5+4reb, B.Timor 5+1reb
Ironi Nahariya: S.Hopson 18+8reb+5ast, N.Berkowitz 13+1reb+2ast, J.Skjoldebrand 12+4reb+1ast, I.Nesterenko 12+2reb+2ast, N.Faust 10+4reb, T.Nash 5+4reb
gschID: 547811


Maccabi Rishon - Hapoel Eilat 91-94

Hapoel Eilat surprised Maccabi Rishon away from home to secure the second victory in the series. It looked good early as Maccabi Rishon took a 3-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Hapoel Eilat had a 25-13 second period charge getting the lead and Maccabi Rishon was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 91-94. Maccabi Rishon was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. Americans were the main players on the court. The winners were led by point guard Pierria Henry (193-93, college: Charlotte) who scored that evening 34 points (!!!), 5 assists and 5 steals and forward Landon Milbourne (201-87, college: Maryland) supported him with 23 points and 8 rebounds (made all of his nine free throws !!!). Even 15 points and 5 assists by guard Cameron Long (193-88, college: George Mason, agency: Inception Sports) did not help to save the game for Maccabi Rishon. Swingman Patrick Richard (196-90, college: McNeese St., agency: Inception Sports) added 16 points and 5 rebounds for lost side. Five Maccabi Rishon players scored in double figures. Maccabi Rishon's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Eilat: P.Henry 34+3reb+5ast, L.Milbourne 23+8reb, R.Buckner 11+2reb+1ast, N.Sharon 8+3reb+1ast, W.Daniels 5+6reb, R.Rothbart 4+3reb
Maccabi Rishon: P.Richard 16+5reb+2ast, C.Long 15+4reb+5ast, C.Thomas 14+3reb, O.Brandwein 13+6ast, E.Kadir 12+8reb+2ast, J.Moore 7
gschID: 547810


Maccabi Haifa - Hapoel Holon 99-82

Maccabi Haifa beat Hapoel Holon and advanced into the semifinal stage. Maccabi Haifa made 27-of-32 free shots (84.4 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 54.5 percentage. American power forward Kevinn Pinkney (207-83, college: Nevada, agency: Pro Sports) fired a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds for the winners (made all of his nine free throws !!!). Naturalized American point guard John DiBartolomeo (183-91, college: Rochester, agency: Duran International) chipped in 24 points and 4 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). DiBartolomeo is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American point guard Jordan Taylor (188-89, college: Wisconsin, agency: Pensack Sports) produced 23 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and his fellow American import swingman James Bell (197-92, college: Villanova) added 16 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Haifa: J.DiBartolomeo 24+4reb+4ast, O.Mendez-Valdez 24+3reb+4ast, K.Pinkney 19+12reb+3ast, O.Blayzer 12+1reb+1ast, G.Vargas 11+2reb+3ast, W.Workman 5+6reb+1ast
Hapoel Holon: J.Taylor 23+9reb+5ast, D.Atkins 17+3reb, J.Bell 16+7reb, G.Israeli 11+2reb+6ast, T.Holloway 10+1reb+4ast, S.Harush 3+3reb
gschID: 547809





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  ITALY  

Stats Leaders - SerieA

Points Per Game
 Marcus LANDRY
  Brescia
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Landry, Brescia19.6 
 2. Sosa, JuveCaserta19.3 
 3. Jones, VL Pesaro19.2 
 4. Johnson, AV Cantu19.0 
 5. MBaye, Enel B.17.7 
 6. Ragland, Scandone.17.7 
 7. Johnson, Openjobm.17.6 
 8. Logan, Scandone AV15.9 
 9. Aradori, Grissin .15.9 
 10. White, Auxilium TO15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 O.D. ANOSIKE
  Openjobm.
  (203-F/C-91)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Anosike, Openjobm.11.1 
 2. Jones, VL Pesaro10.1 
 3. Watt, JuveCaserta9.0 
 4. Washington, Auxilium.8.6 
 5. White, Auxilium TO8.0 
 6. Johnson, AV Cantu7.2 
 7. Nnoko, VL Pesaro7.1 
 8. Lawal, Banco d.7.0 
 9. Thomas, Vanoli CR7.0 
 10. Hogue, Dolomiti.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Luca VITALI
  Brescia
  (201-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Vitali, Brescia7.1 
 2. Sosa, JuveCaserta5.9 
 3. Wright, Auxilium.5.5 
 4. Maynor, Openjobm.5.5 
 5. Moore, The F.5.4 
 6. Dowdell, AV Cantu5.4 
 7. Ragland, Scandone.5.1 
 8. Craft, Dolomiti.4.8 
 9. Holloway, Vanoli C.4.4 
 10. Green, Scandone AV4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Aaron CRAFT
  Dolomiti.
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Craft, Dolomiti.2.3 
 2. Sutton, Dolomiti.1.8 
 3. Green, Scandone AV1.7 
 4. Moss, Brescia1.7 
 5. Goss, Enel Brindisi1.5 
 6. Bostic, JuveCaserta1.5 
 7. Jones, VL Pesaro1.5 
 8. Forray, Dolomiti.1.5 
 9. Needham, Grissin .1.5 
 10. Scott, Enel Brindisi1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Norvel PELLE
  Openjobm.
  (208-F-93)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Pelle, Openjobm.2.1 
 2. Cervi, Grissin .1.9 
 3. Watt, JuveCaserta1.8 
 4. Johnson, AV Cantu1.4 
 5. Putney, JuveCaserta1.2 
 6. Lawal, Banco d.1.2 
 7. Berggren, Brescia1.1 
 8. Thomas, Vanoli CR1.1 
 9. Biligha, Vanoli CR1.1 
 10. Fesenko, Scandone.1.0 


Stats Leaders - Lega2

Points Per Game
 Dwayne DAVIS
  Jesi
  (196-F-89)
  Avg: 24.1
 1. Davis, Jesi24.1 
 2. Smith, Roseto23.6 
 3. Golden, Chieti22.7 
 4. Sims, Rieti20.2 
 5. Ferguson, Angelico.20.1 
 6. Bowers, Bondi F.20.0 
 7. Brown, Roma Virtus19.9 
 8. Harrell, Mens S.19.3 
 9. Cosey, Tortona18.8 
 10. 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. Roderick, Bondi F.4.5 
 9. Golden, Chieti4.5 
 10. Ferguson, Angelico.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Javonte GREEN
  Alma T.
  (193-G-93)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Green, Alma T.2.5 
 2. Hasbrouck, Piacenza2.0 
 3. Brown, Roma Virtus1.9 
 4. Bowers, Jesi1.9 
 5. Okoye, Udine APU1.8 
 6. Spissu, Virtus B.1.8 
 7. Fanti, Eurobask.1.8 
 8. Legion, Viola RC1.7 
 9. Smith, Ravenna1.7 
 10. Crockett, Unieuro .1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Taylor SMITH
  Ravenna
  (199-F/C-91)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Smith, Ravenna2.3 
 2. Mosley, Legnano2.1 
 3. Pellegrino, Bondi F.1.8 
 4. Reynolds, Recanati1.7 
 5. Bowers, Bondi F.1.4 
 6. Parks, Alma T.1.3 
 7. Ancellotti, Treviso .1.2 
 8. Daniels, Mantova1.1 
 9. Arledge, Latina B.1.0 
 10. Buford, Agrigento1.0 


Serie A Round 6 of Semi-Finals. Umana Venezia join Trento in title series - by Eurobasket News

Scandone AV - Umana VE 83-84

Umana Venezia outgunned Scandone Avelllino on the road to secure Serie A Finals birth. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 9-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 84-83. Umana Venezia looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was Croatian forward Hrvoje Peric (203-85) who scored 21 points and 4 assists. American-Georgian point guard Marquez Haynes (191-86, college: Texas Arlington) chipped in 14 points and 7 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American-Polish guard David Logan (185-82, college: Indianapolis) who recorded 20 points and 5 assists and American-Liberian point guard Joe Ragland (182-89, college: Wichita St.) added 18 points and 4 steals respectively. Five Umana Venezia and four Scandone AV players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Scandone AV: D.Logan 20+2reb+5ast, J.Ragland 18+1reb+3ast, A.Thomas 11+6reb+1ast, K.Fesenko 10+2reb, S.Jones 10+6reb, M.Leunen 6+7reb+3ast
Umana VE: H.Peric 21+2reb+4ast, M.Haynes 14+4reb+7ast, E.Batista 14+7reb+2ast, S.Tonut 12+2reb+1ast, M.Ejim 10+5reb, A.Filloy 7+2reb+5ast
gschID: 547834





Serie A2 Round 4 of Semifinals. F.Kontatto Bologna force decider against Alma Trieste - by Eurobasket News

F.Kontatto BO - Alma Trieste 76-74

F.Kontatto Bologna secured a narrow home win over Alma Trieste and drew things level in the series. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Jordanian guard Alex Legion (195-88, college: FIU, agency: Octagon Europe) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 6 rebounds and the former international forward Stefano Mancinelli (204-83) who added 12 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side forward Matteo Da-Ros (204-89) responded with 12 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists and American forward Jordan Parks (201-94, college: N.C.Central, agency: Two Points) scored 14 points and 7 rebounds. Four Alma Trieste players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
F.Kontatto BO: A.Legion 24+6reb+2ast, S.Mancinelli 12+6reb+3ast, L.Candi 10+1reb+5ast, M.Montano 9+2reb+1ast, L.Campogrande 7+3reb+1ast, J.Knox 6+5reb
Alma Trieste: J.Parks 14+7reb+1ast, J.Green 14+5reb+2ast, D.Cavaliero 14+1reb+2ast, M.Da Ros 12+8reb+6ast, R.Prandin 6+2reb+2ast, A.Pecile 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 547837





Grissin Bon RE target Samardo Samuels - by Eurobasket News

Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia (Serie A) is considering to land 28-year old Jamaican international power forward Samardo Samuels (206-122kg-89, college: Louisville) who played last time at Enel Basket Brindisi. In 7 Serie A games in Italy he averaged 7.9ppg and 4.6rpg last season. Samuels also played that season for Jiangsu Dragons in Chinese CBA where in 22 games he had very impressive stats: 20.2ppg, 7.5rpg and 1.4apg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Samuels won Italian SerieA championship title in 2014.
He also represented Jamaica at the Centrobasket in San Juan (Puerto Rico) five years ago. Samuels' team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 6 games: Score-4 (17.0ppg), 7.3rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 54.8%, FT: 79.1%.
Samuels is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Samuels has played previously professionally in Israel (Hapoel Jerusalem), Spain (FC Barcelona), NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers) and D-League (Erie Bay Hawks, Reno Bighorns and Canton Charge).
He attended University of Louisville until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.



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

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  JAMAICA  


Grissin Bon RE target Samardo Samuels - by Eurobasket News

Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia (Serie A) is considering to land 28-year old Jamaican international power forward Samardo Samuels (206-122kg-89, college: Louisville) who played last time at Enel Basket Brindisi. In 7 Serie A games in Italy he averaged 7.9ppg and 4.6rpg last season. Samuels also played that season for Jiangsu Dragons in Chinese CBA where in 22 games he had very impressive stats: 20.2ppg, 7.5rpg and 1.4apg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Samuels won Italian SerieA championship title in 2014.
He also represented Jamaica at the Centrobasket in San Juan (Puerto Rico) five years ago. Samuels' team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 6 games: Score-4 (17.0ppg), 7.3rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 54.8%, FT: 79.1%.
Samuels is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Samuels has played previously professionally in Israel (Hapoel Jerusalem), Spain (FC Barcelona), NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers) and D-League (Erie Bay Hawks, Reno Bighorns and Canton Charge).
He attended University of Louisville until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  JAPAN  


Japan swats aside Macau to claim East Asia semifinal slot - by Eurobasket News

It was a case of men against boys as Japan cruised past Macau at the East Asia Basketball Championship on Sunday with a dominant 119-47 win. With the game quickly in hand, Japan head coach Luka Pavicevic (agency: BeoBasket ) spread the minutes and shots around. Six players scored in double digits for the hosts, led by Makoto Hiejima (190-G/F-90)'s 17-point double-double. The SeaHorses Mikawa shooting guard got his points on 13 shots including 3-for-4 from behind the arc while adding 10 assists. With one huge right-handed dunk early in the game, Yudai Baba (193-SF-95), a 21-year-old Tsukuba University student, showed the athleticism that has sparked such excitement for his future. His combination of a bouncy 195-cm frame and good length with a smooth jumper is something Japan sorely needs in the backcourt with an eye on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Baba finished with an efficient 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the floor, five assists, four rebounds and three steals in just 19 minutes. Macau, playing with the defensive intensity of a bored high-school team, allowed Japan to shoot 62 percent from the floor while managing just 29 percent itself as a significant disadvantage in size and physicality proved insurmountable. Fong Iam Hoi (97) finished with 12 points to lead the scoring for Macau, which next faces South Korea. The winner of that matchup will take second place in the group and earn a semifinal matchup with China, which hammered Hong Kong 90-60 to win Group B.
Courtesy of: japantimes.co.jp



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  KAZAKHSTAN  


Kazakhstan edge Kyrgyzstan to qualify FIBA Asia Cup - by Eurobasket News

Kazakhstan edged Kyrgyzstan to enter FIBA Asia Cup to be held August 8-20 in Lebanon. Kazakhstan posted an 81-71 win for the ticket to Beirut. Both teams looked good at the first period, while Kazakhstan dominated the second quarter and took the decent lead to control the game. Kyrgyzstan reduced the gap from 20 points to 10, but could not save the game. Aleksandr Zhigulin (204-F-94) and Anton Ponomaryov (208-C/F-88, agency: BeoBasket) were the key players in Kazakhstan's win.


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  KENYA  


Co-Op Bank adds to KCA-U's winless run - by Eurobasket News

The winless run by Kenya College of Accountancy- University (KCA-U) stretched further on Saturday when they lost their men's Premier League fixture 59-79 to Co-operative Bank.
KCA-U won the first quarter 13-12 and Co-op Bank the second 28-13 as the bankers enjoyed a 40-26 halftime lead. Co-op Bank won the third quarter 24-17 and KCA-U the fourth 16-15. Sila Awuor led scoring for the bankers with 20 points and Job Byron added 14. Riek Tot top-scored for KCA-U with 13 points and Collins Odhiambo added nine. With only one win so far, Lions were chasing their second win when they played Nairobi City Thunder. They appeared on course after dominating first half play and led 34-25 at halftime. But crumbled in the second half to lose 59-71. In the first quarter, Dennis Opiyo (198-C-79) struck two straight three-pointers to tie 14-14 for Lions from the first shot with the second changing the lead 17-16 in their favour. Humphrey Mbande fired another three-pointer as Lions won the quarter 20-18. Lions continued to dominate Thunder and opened up a 10-point lead in the second quarter at 33-23 and won 14-7. The second half was Thunder's turn to dominate as they won the third quarter 16-9. They tied 39-39 with 1:22 to play from a three-pointer by Griffin Ligare (174-G-85). Collins Wekesa gave Lions the lead with a basket and they led 43-41 at the close of the quarter. In the fourth quarter, Patrick Koriana fired a three-pointer that gave Thunder a 44-43 lead and went on to open a 15-point gap at 66-51. Thunder won the quarter 30-16 and had Griffin Ligare top score with 21 points, Koriana scored 17 and Matthew Gurton finished with 14 points. Dennis Opiyo scored 12 points for Lions, Wekesa added 11 and Bryan Ocholla scored eight.
The United States International University- Africa (USIU-A) beat Umoja 68-56 with Derrick Juma scoring 19 points, Yoni Wanambiro (191-F-80) added 18 and Alex Ramazani accounted for 15 points. Michael Munene scored three three-pointers to lead scoring for Umoja with 12 points. Umoja won the first quarter 18-14 with USIU-A winning 13-10 in the second, 18-15 in the third and 21-13 in the fourth.
In the highlight game of the day, Strathmore University Blades beat Equity Bank 61-53. Equity won the first quarter 21-18 after making a comeback. Blades had gone up by 11 points leading 14-3. Frank Manyala scored two crucial baskets that gave the bankers a 19-18 lead towards the end of the quarter. Blades had led 2-0 before Equity tied 2-2. Peter Shilton sunk a three-pointer as the students began their dominance early enough. Blades won 14-13 in the second quarter after each team led once; Blades at 28-27 and Equity at 29-28.
George Okoth tied 34-34 with a basket for Blades early into the third quarter and gave the students a 36-34 lead from the second basket. Ian Wachiye restored the lead to Equity 37-36 with a three-pointer before Pascal Nabwana made it 38-37 for Blades. Irungu Maina who made exciting moves in the game gave Equity a 39-38 lead with two points but the quarter tied 11-11. Blades led 46-45 in the fourth quarter from a three-pointer by Okoth but Brian Obimbo turned back the lead to Equity with a basket. When Blades led 49-47, they pressed Equity hard to win key possession from turnovers while Emmanuel Soja secured their rebounding. Blades won the quarter 18-8 and had Shilton score 16 points with Soja and Cliff Alela scoring 10 each. Wachiye top scored for Equity with 11 points as Irungu and Felix Omondi scored 10 points each.
Courtesy of: sportsnewsarena.com



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  KYRGYZSTAN  


Kazakhstan edge Kyrgyzstan to qualify FIBA Asia Cup - by Eurobasket News

Kazakhstan edged Kyrgyzstan to enter FIBA Asia Cup to be held August 8-20 in Lebanon. Kazakhstan posted an 81-71 win for the ticket to Beirut. Both teams looked good at the first period, while Kazakhstan dominated the second quarter and took the decent lead to control the game. Kyrgyzstan reduced the gap from 20 points to 10, but could not save the game. Aleksandr Zhigulin (204-F-94) and Anton Ponomaryov (208-C/F-88, agency: BeoBasket) were the key players in Kazakhstan's win.


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  LATVIA  


Liepaja/Triobet signs Valdis Senkans - by Eurobasket News

Liepaja/Triobet (LBL) signed 19-year old guard Valdis Senkans (183-98). He has played for the last three seasons at Ezerzeme in the LBL3.
Senkans helped his team to make it to the LBL3 Final in 2017.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Liepaja/Triobet lands Girts Lazdans - by Eurobasket News

Liepaja/Triobet (LBL) tabbed 22-year old Latvian swingman Girts Lazdans (203-95). He just graduated from Central Arizona College (JUCO). In 28 games he averaged 7.5ppg and 4.3rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Lazdans played at BJBS Riga/DSN/Sporta Bode where in 11 games he had 8.4ppg, 8.3rpg and 1.5apg.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first full season in pro basketball.
Lazdans has played previously for Valmiera Glass/Vidzemes Augstskola, Jugla and ViA/Valmiera Glass 2.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  LEBANON  


Ramunas Butautas to guide Lebanese National Team - by Eurobasket News

Lebanese Basketball Federation have agreed on terms of contract with Ramunas Butautas . The Lithuanian specialist will take over the National Team. Ramunas Butautas most recently worked with BK Astana in Kazakhstan. He was named All-Kazakhstan League Coach of the Year back in 2015. Previously the specialist worked in Latvia, Ukraine and Lithuania. He was trumped All-Latvian League Coach of the Year in 2007, 2011, 2012 and 2013.



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

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  LUXEMBOURG  


Luxembourg National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Luxembourg National Team 2017
#s#
Tom Schumacher
Schumacher
Denell Stephens
Stephens
Thomas Gruen
Gruen
Patrick Arbaut
Arbaut
Joe Kalmes
Kalmes
#e#5
Tom Schumacher 190-PG-87 T71 Luxembourg
Denell Stephens 190-F/G-86 T71 Luxembourg
Thomas Gruen 196-G-95 Trier Germany
Patrick Arbaut 186-G/F-87 Etzella Luxembourg
Joe Kalmes 200-F/C-95 Musel Pikes Luxembourg
Alain Gengler 202-C-94 Contern Luxembourg
Dean Gindt 201-PF-91 Sparta Luxembourg
Oliver Vujakovic 192-F-96 Residence Luxembourg
Raul Birenbaum 182-PG-89 Contern Luxembourg
Tom Welter 184-G-93 Musel Pikes Luxembourg
Alex Laurent 198-PF-93 Amicale Luxembourg
Tim Schmit 194-F/G-95 T71 Luxembourg

Ken Diederich Head Coach Amicale Luxembourg
Mike Smith Assistant Arantia Luxembourg



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  MACAU  


Japan swats aside Macau to claim East Asia semifinal slot - by Eurobasket News

It was a case of men against boys as Japan cruised past Macau at the East Asia Basketball Championship on Sunday with a dominant 119-47 win. With the game quickly in hand, Japan head coach Luka Pavicevic (agency: BeoBasket ) spread the minutes and shots around. Six players scored in double digits for the hosts, led by Makoto Hiejima (190-G/F-90)'s 17-point double-double. The SeaHorses Mikawa shooting guard got his points on 13 shots including 3-for-4 from behind the arc while adding 10 assists. With one huge right-handed dunk early in the game, Yudai Baba (193-SF-95), a 21-year-old Tsukuba University student, showed the athleticism that has sparked such excitement for his future. His combination of a bouncy 195-cm frame and good length with a smooth jumper is something Japan sorely needs in the backcourt with an eye on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Baba finished with an efficient 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the floor, five assists, four rebounds and three steals in just 19 minutes. Macau, playing with the defensive intensity of a bored high-school team, allowed Japan to shoot 62 percent from the floor while managing just 29 percent itself as a significant disadvantage in size and physicality proved insurmountable. Fong Iam Hoi (97) finished with 12 points to lead the scoring for Macau, which next faces South Korea. The winner of that matchup will take second place in the group and earn a semifinal matchup with China, which hammered Hong Kong 90-60 to win Group B.
Courtesy of: japantimes.co.jp



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  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. Rice-Jr, Obregon7.4 
 10. Smith, Durango7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jordon CRAWFORD
  Durango
  (168-PG-)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Crawford, Durango5.9 
 2. Mitchell, Navolato5.8 
 3. Yeager, Guasave5.2 
 4. Rice-Jr, Obregon5.2 
 5. Murphy, Los Mochis5.0 
 6. Perez, Hermosillo5.0 
 7. Crawford, Culiacan4.9 
 8. Monreal, Hermosillo4.9 
 9. Howard, Mazatlan4.8 
 10. Kabongo, Hermosillo4.7 
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. Smith, Durango0.9 
 7. Gibson, Tijuana0.9 
 8. Puckett, Culiacan0.9 
 9. Lathan, Tijuana0.9 
 10. Edwards, Mazatlan0.7 


Henry number one in Mexico for round 39 - by Eurobasket News

American Forward Myke Henry (198-F-92) had a great game in the last round for top-ranked Hermosillo, receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 39.
The 24-year old player was the main contributor (26 points, eight rebounds and four assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Guaymas (#4, 19-19) 93-81. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Hermosillo to consolidate first place in the Mexican CIBACOPA. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Hermosillo has a very solid 30-8 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. In the team's last game Henry had a remarkable 83.3% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Hermosillo, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Myke Henry averages this season 15.8ppg and 5.9rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 23-year old American Landon Atterberry (198-F-93, agency: Aspire Sports) of league's second-best Obregon. Atterberry had a very good evening with a double-double of 27 points and 10 rebounds. It was enough for Obregon to edge the lower-ranked Mazatlan (#7, 18-20) 106-104. Obregon's second position in the standings has not changed. His team's 25-13 record is not bad at all. Atterberry is one of the most experienced players at Obregon and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Greg Smith (198-F-91) of Tijuana (#3). Smith scored 22 points and passed five assists. Despite Smith's great performance Tijuana lost 103-104 to #1 ranked Hermosillo. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Tijuana needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 21 victories and 16 lost games. Smith has a very solid season. In 9 games in Mexico he scored 14.7ppg. He also has 5.9rpg and FGP: 64.5%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Kareem Rodriguez (192-G/F) of Tijuana - 21 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Jeremiah Wilson (205-PF-88) of Hermosillo - 22 points and 11 rebounds
6. Jeff Early (190-G-88) of Los Mochis - 22 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Pe'shon Howard (190-PG-90) of Mazatlan - 27 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Dwayne Mitchell (196-G/F-82) of Navolato - 20 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists
9. D.J. White (206-PF-86) of Mazatlan - 28 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Mychal Ammons (198-F-92) of Navolato - 21 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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

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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





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Interview with Eric Bellamy, American entrepreneur and founder of newly promoted Berane Bobcats - by Darko Pekic

Eric Bellamy is the president of Bridgewater Stay-Focused Mentor Program, a non-profit mentoring program for student athletes from junior high school through college. He is also the Owner and General Manager of Berane Bobcats, a new basketball organization in Montenegro that is already quite successful (won promotion to Erste Basketball League in the 2016/2017 season). Mr. Bellamy played college basketball at Boise State after receiving the McDonalds All American High School nomination in 1989. He also won the Paul Naismith for best Academic/athletic achievement Award in high school. More info about his organization are available at the following web page: http://www.bridgewateracademy.net

Could you tell us a little bit more about yourself as a basketball entrepreneur? How did it all start and what motivated you to dedicate your attention to basketball?

Basketball comes naturally for me. Meaning that I have been playing basketball since the age of seven. From my local neighborhood basketball courts to the highest level or the NCAA tournaments. Basketball provides one the ability to develop relationships with players, coaches, and other teams. The motivation for me is to provide an opportunity for everyone to enjoy and experience the game that I love, so investing in creating this platform is a natural progression.


Last year you invested money in another club from Montenegro but that experience did not go too well, and you left the organization in December 2015. What was the main reason you decided to split ways with the club from Plavand also what motivated you to not give up on the idea to develop basketball in Northern Montenegro?

First, let me say the Montenegro is a beautiful country southern and northern, and basketball is rich. Meaning the desire to play basketball is extremely high. The local youth and young adult plays and practice basketball for enjoyment and for the love of the sport in which I can appreciate. However, Strsljen in Plav was not a good experience. We had three solid players at the beginning of the season that was fully committed to the organization and the community. Unfortunately, local management did not have the same vision or practices. When financials are sent from American to Montenegro, we expect every euro to be designated towards the players, team, and the community and not personal agendas. When those fraudulent activities arose, we decided to withdraw our support. We strive to uphold our commitments to a higher standard and frown upon people would jeopardize these practices and lie to promote their personal agendas. In the midst of this unpleasant experience, our present sports director fromBerane who also played for Strsljen was unprofessionally released, reached out to us thus creating a bridge for the opportunity to establish a team in the city of Berane.

Your club Berane Bobcats started its life cycle last season. We would like to know how the idea "Berane Bobcats" was created, so please tell us something about your beginnings and initial obstacles?

From a bad experience that happened in Plav, provided a great opportunity to establish not only a professional basketball team but develop relationships between two countries, the United States, and the country of Montenegro. The name Bobcats derived from the idea of having a mascot name that coincideswith Berane. My high school mascot was a bobcat, thus creating theBerane Bobcats. A major obstacle that we encountered was a lack of sponsors supports whether major or minor for the team. I can understand some apprehension because we were new to the city, however, with clinching the basketball title and solidifying our A-League promotion, we are hopeful that the team has gained proof that we are here for a long duration and welcome and appreciated supporters.


At the beginning of the season,your brought two Americans Eric Howell (206-F, college: Livingstone) and William Tolefree (198-F, college: St.Catharine) and kept them until the end of theseason. In the past, many clubs in Montenegro had issues with American players caused by the fact that they were not respected or paid on time. How did you manage to "keep peace in the town" for the whole season?

First, understand that our players are personally screened, evaluated, and hand-picked through Bridgewater Academy. Our caliber of players come with an understanding that a position with the BeraneBobcats Basketball team is more than just basketball. It is about respecting teammates, coaches, and the culture of Montenegro, so the idea of releasing players is not conducive to our efforts to be champions. We are a team, and whatever we commit to our players and our team, we follow through with those commitments. All players including local and imports were fully committed to this championship team. Therefore, it is our responsibility as owners to be fully committed to them.


Your team played well the whole season and won the promotion. Were you able to watch some of the games and are you satisfied with the team progress?

I was in attendance for a few games and was able to view others via the internet. The team's success has superseded my expectation. We give all honor and glory to God for the blessing of our success.

Next year the challenge will be even bigger- to play against best clubs in Montenegro. How you plan to do that?

Currently, the plan is to stay on the same course as a team. Fortunately, we have the flexibility to add the third American to our team. With the relationship that we have developed through the Berane Bobcats, such as the American Embassy, American Corners, along with, local Municipality, we have become a cornerstone for top local talents desiring to be a part of our organization.

What do you think needs to be done to further promote basketball in Northern Montenegro?

Our vision from day one was to bridge the gap for local high school and college players females and males, to travel abroad between Montenegro and the United States. I still maintain multiple connections through high school and college to provide an opportunity to play basketball and attend an educational institution. We plan to be part of the solution to continue to promote basketball Montenegro.


Thank you for the interview. Good luck next season in Erste Basketball League!

Thank you.



Buducnost lands Viktor Vujisic - by Darko Pekic

Defending champion KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica (Erste Liga) tabbed Viktor Vujisic. He has played for the last five years at Gorstak in Prva B. He will continue the tradition of many other Kolasin born players that moved to Buducnost including Buducnost's legend Vlado Scepanovic (198-G-75). The 16 year old forward was the top scorer of the U16 Montenegrin League last season and he will be one of the pillars of Montenegrin U16 National Team this summer.

Vujisic is one of the top prospects of Montenegrin basketball. With this signing Buducnost proved its ambition to sign all best prospects of Montenegrin basketball and keep them in the country.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Montenegrin National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Montenegrin National Team 2017
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Nikola Pavlicevic
Pavlicevic
Nemanja Vranjes
Vranjes
Emir Hadzibegovic
Hadzibegovic
Zoran Nikolic
Nikolic
Marko Mugosa
Mugosa
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Nikola Pavlicevic 192-SG-88 Szolnok Hungary
Nemanja Vranjes 187-G-88 Buducnost Montenegro
Emir Hadzibegovic 204-PF-96 Mornar Bar Montenegro
Zoran Nikolic 212-C-96 Buducnost Montenegro
Marko Mugosa 200-SG-93 Mornar Bar Montenegro
Masan Vrbica 190-PG-94 Gorica Croatia
Milutin Djukanovic 190-PG-91 KTE-Duna Hungary
Nemanja Radovic 208-F/C-91 UCAM Murcia Spain
Vukota Pavic 203-C-93 Mornar Bar Montenegro
Aleksa Ilic 205-F-96 Buducnost Montenegro
Vasilije Bacovic 207-C-96 Buducnost Montenegro
Vasilije Knezevic 202-C-96 Lovcen Montenegro

Bosko Radovic Head Coach Ulcinj Montenegro
Dusan Dubljevic Assistant Sutjeska Montenegro



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San Antonio Lions take 8-1 record on top - by Eurobasket News

S.Antonio Lions took an 8-1 record on top after the win over Knights 100-80. Earlier they overcame DFW United 142-133. The latter meanwhile posted a 105-94 win over Aztecs on June 4th.
Vulcans meanwhile overcame Pirahnas 123-85 to take a 7-4 record, while Pirahnas fell at 1-9. Pharaohs are with 6-1 record beating Kings 98-62.



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Blue Tornado senior signs scholarship papers after missing entire season - by Eurobasket News

Despite not having played a second of basketball this past season at McCallie School because of injuries, Blue Tornado senior Isaiah Walker (6'4''-G-99) from Swansea, Wales, signed scholarship papers Wednesday morning to resume his playing career at Tennessee Wesleyan University. The 6-foot-7 Walker, whose father was recruited to East Tennessee State in the 1990s by John Shulman, now McCallie's coach, played on the Wales youth national team but injured his left knee before coming to McCallie. "We brought him back too quick and he had a very average junior year," Shulman said, adding that Walker was showing his true ability in the 2016-17 preseason when he reinjured the knee. "This guy went through a lot to get to this point," Shulman said. Veteran Wesleyan coach Mike Poe has not got to see a healthy Walker and expects to redshirt him this coming season but is excited nonetheless. "We don't get 6-7 guys who can step outside (and shoot well) very often. Big schools snap them up," Poe said. "But nobody got to see Isaiah play, so hopefully we've stolen one. And he's just 17 and still growing," said Walker: "The coach is really appealing, and the campus is small. You get to know all the teachers. I like that."
Courtesy of: timesfreepress.com



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Jan Vesely Receiving Interest From Nets, 76ers, Mavericks - by Eurobasket News

Jan Vesely (7'0''-C/F-90) is receiving interest from multiple teams about a return to the NBA. The Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers and Dallas Mavericks have each expressed interest in Vesely. Vesely was the sixth overall pick in 2011 by the Washington Wizards ahead of both Kawhi Leonard (6'7''-F-91, college: San Diego St.) and Klay Thompson (6'7''-G-90, college: Washington St.). Vesely has been productive playing for Fenerbahce since leaving the NBA.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid Won't Play In Summer League - by Eurobasket News

The Philadelphia 76ers will keep Benjamin Simmons (6'10''-F-96, college: LSU) and Joel Embiid (7'0''-C-94, college: Kansas) out of Summer League as expected. Simmons played in Summer League last year but sat out the entire 16-17 season. Embiid played in 31 games before undergoing surgery for a torn meniscus.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



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



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Lightning Top Hurricanes To Win NBLC Championship - by Eurobasket News

The London Lightning are the 2017 NBL Canada Champions after defeating the Halifax Hurricanes 129-116 in Game 6 on Friday. At the end of the first period, the Lightning held a 36-25 advantage over Halifax, and extended their lead to 69-51 at halftime. The Lightning continued to lead 97-85 in the third, but things got close for London when Halifax came within seven points with just over 7:03 left in the final frame. However, London quickly brushed off the advance to earn the win with a 12 point advantage. Royce White (6'8''-F-91, college: Iowa St.) led London with 34 points and 15 rebounds, while Ryan Anderson (6'4''-G-87, college: Nebraska) put up 32 points and seven rebounds. Kyle Johnson (6'5''-G-88, college: LIU Brooklyn, agency: Two Points) also had 15 points and three rebounds. The Lightning won the best-of-seven series 4-2.
Courtesy of: blackburnnews.com



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Deontae Hawkins commits to Boston College - by Eurobasket News

Boston College got some much-needed help up front on Monday night. According to Jon Rothstein, former Illinois State forward Deontae Hawkins (6'8''-F-93) will transfer to Boston College. The 6-foot-8 Hawkins is a graduate transfer, meaning he is eligible to play next season for the Eagles. Hawkins led the Redbirds, one of the top teams that did not reach the NCAA Tournament, in scoring and rebounding averaging 14.0 points and 6.5 boards per game. This is the second season in a row Jim Christian has tapped into the transfer market to fill his frontline. Mo Jeffers (Delaware) and Connar Tava (Western Michigan), the team's two top rebounders during the 2016-17 season both elected to use their final seasons of eligibility at Chestnut Hill. Hawkins began his career at Illinois State. He was part of the program for four seasons but only played three after he was ruled a non-qualifier by the NCAA as a freshman. He'll be the focal point of the frontline while Jerome Robinson and Ky Bowman make up a quality backcourt for the Eagles. Boston College has finished last in the ACC standings in each of Christian's two seasons at the helm.
Courtesy of: nbcsports.com



Thad Matta to part ways with Ohio State - by Eurobasket News

Ohio State announced on Monday Thad Matta 'will no longer be the head men's basketball coach.' Matta, who has been at Ohio State for 13 seasons, has won 337 games with the Buckeyes. He has a career 439-154 coaching record, including stints at Xavier and Butler. 'This has been the greatest 13 years of my life,' Matta said through tears at a press conference on Monday. 'I completely understand it. We mutually agreed to do this.' When asked if he was finished coaching, Matta said, 'Never say never. But honestly my whole focus right now is trying to get healthy.' Gene Smith, Ohio State's athletic director, said during the press conference that after the season, the plan was to bring Matta back for the 2017-18 season, but due to some losses on the recruiting trail, Smith did not think that the Buckeyes were recruiting well enough to turn this around. The Buckeyes had their top recruit in the Class of 2018 decommit from the program in April. 'It was time,' Smith said. Over the course of the last decade, Matta has dealt with the complications of a botched back surgery in the summer of 2007 that left him with 'drop foot', a condition that requires him to wear a brace because nerve damage has left the muscles and tendons in his foot are too weak to hold the foot up on their own. The back pain the surgery was supposed to correct hasn't dissipated, either; he still needs help doing things as simple as putting on his shoes. When asked if he would still be coaching Ohio State if he was 100 percent healthy, Matta said, 'yeah, probably.' Matta has had a tremendously successful tenure as the head coach of the Buckeyes, although he's run into hard times in recent seasons. From 2006-2012, Matta won at least a share of five of the seven Big Ten regular season titles, reaching the 2007 national title game with a team composed of Greg Oden and Mike Conley and the Final Four in 2012. From 2010-2013, the Buckeyes never won fewer than 29 games and made it to at least the Sweet 16 all four seasons. The last four years, however, have been a different story. Ohio State has missed the last two NCAA tournaments and, in 2014 and 2015, failed to make it out of the first weekend. They did not finish better than fifth in the Big Ten during that stretch, getting progressively worse with each passing season. It culminated in a 17-15 year in 2016-17 and, since the season has ended, the Buckeyes have lost JaQuan Lyle to a transfer, Trevor Thompson to the professional ranks and saw their prized 2018 recruit, Darius Bazley, decommit. 'Ohio State, they didn't make the NCAA Tournament this year,' Bazley said at the time. 'They didn't even make the NIT, which is unfortunate, but I looked into the recruits they have coming into next year, they didn't look too good for the future.' 'So I felt like when my class came in, yeah, we would've been OK, but good enough to make the tournament? I don't know. I just felt as if I was to de-commit, actually take my time, figure everything out it would just be a lot better.' Earlier this spring, prior to the start of the Big Ten tournament, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith released a statement giving a vote of confidence to Matta. 'While we are not currently where we aspire to be with our performance on the court,' the statement read. 'Thad understands better than anyone that component has to improve. I am confident in his leadership to return the program to the winning ways that we have all enjoyed during his 13-year tenure.' 'I think it's ridiculous that we have to do stuff like that. Gene and I met a couple weeks ago. It's amazing what people do nowadays. This is a very fickle business that we're in,' Matta said in March after Ohio State lost to Rutgers in the Big Ten tournament. 'Unless you're intimately involved on a day-to-day basis, people choose the negative side of things. It's what they do.' 'Obviously, gas is poured on the fire,' he added. 'It's sad that sports has come to where you got to do stuff like that.' Ohio State is considered one of the best coaching jobs in not only the Big Ten, but nationally as well. As with programs like Florida and Texas, the Ohio State is an athletic department with all the money you can ask for, a fertile recruiting ground and the proven ability to win with a fan base that doesn't really pay all that much attention until college football comes to an end. In other words, you get paid and you fly private without having an entire state coming for your head if you lose a game or two in November and December. As such, don't be surprised to hear big names get linked with the job. Wichita State's Gregg Marshall and Xavier's Chris Mack are probably the two biggest names out there now that Archie Miller is at Indiana and Shaka Smart has things trending in the right direction at Texas. Throw in Butler's Chris Holtmann and Cincinnati's Mick Cronin, and there likely won't be a shortage of big names with an eye on that gig.
Courtesy of: nbcsports.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



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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.22.1 
 4. Kendle, Canterbury20.3 
 5. Ross, SC Rangers19.3 
 6. Wesley, Wellington S.18.9 
 7. Ongwae, Taranaki.18.0 
 8. Adnam, Nelson G.17.6 
 9. Tait, SC Rangers17.4 
 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. Kay, Southland S.9.4 
 4. Jones, Canterbury9.3 
 5. Pledger, Southlan.9.3 
 6. Wesley, Wellington S.8.1 
 7. Henry, Wellington S.7.9 
 8. Egwu, SC Rangers7.7 
 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.5.8 
 4. Tait, SC Rangers5.5 
 5. Boucher, SC Rangers5.4 
 6. Kendle, Canterbury5.4 
 7. Webster, Wellingt.5.2 
 8. ORiley, Taranaki.4.8 
 9. Adnam, Nelson G.4.7 
 10. Bartlett, Taylor H.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Shea ILI
  Wellington S.
  (184-G-92)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Ili, Wellington S.2.4 
 2. Boucher, SC Rangers2.4 
 3. McCarron, SC Ra.1.9 
 4. Whippy, Canterbury1.7 
 5. Ongwae, Taranaki.1.7 
 6. Ross, SC Rangers1.7 
 7. Webster, Wellingt.1.6 
 8. Wesley, Wellington S.1.4 
 9. Tait, SC Rangers1.4 
 10. Bartlett, Taylor H.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Amir WILLIAMS
  Taylor H.
  (211-C-92)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Williams, Taylor H.1.6 
 2. Pledger, Southlan.1.6 
 3. Egwu, SC Rangers1.6 
 4. Gomis, Taranaki MA1.3 
 5. Wesley, Wellington S.0.9 
 6. Washington, Nelson G.0.9 
 7. Neighbour, Cante.0.9 
 8. Grim, Nelson G.0.8 
 9. Jones, Canterbury0.7 
 10. Kay, Southland S.0.7 


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)



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LMB standings

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  PARAGUAY  


Metropolitan League Round 4 (Second Stage): #1 Sol de America is defeated by Libertad - by Eurobasket News

There will be only one (last) round of the Second Stage in Metropolitan.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Sol de America (3-1) in Asuncion on Monday night. Hosts were edged by first ranked Libertad (2-2) 87-86. Despite that victory Libertad went down to third position due to points difference, which they share with Luqueno. Sol de America at the other side dropped to the second place with one game lost. Libertad is looking forward to face Luqueno (#4) at home in the next round. Sol de America's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Asuncion to the arena Olimpia.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Asuncion: Olimpia (#3) and San Jose (#4). San Jose was smashed at home by 37 points 49-86 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. Olimpia have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion (4-0) keeps a position of league leader. San Jose at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. Olimpia's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Asuncion Sol de America.
Second ranked Luqueno (2-2) crushed at home 5th ranked San Lorenzo (1-3) by 55 points 112-57, which is the biggest margin this round on Monday night. Despite that victory Luqueno went down to third position due to points difference, which they share with Libertad. Loser San Lorenzo keeps the fifth place with three games lost. Luqueno will meet Libertad (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. San Lorenzo will play against San Jose in Asuncion and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Luqueno - San Lorenzo 112-57

Second ranked Luqueno (2-2) crushed at home 5th ranked San Lorenzo (1-3) by 55 points 112-57, which is the biggest margin this round on Monday night. Despite that victory Luqueno went down to third position due to points difference, which they share with Libertad. Loser San Lorenzo keeps the fifth place with three games lost. Luqueno will meet Libertad (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. San Lorenzo will play against San Jose in Asuncion and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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San Jose - Olimpia 49-86

Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Asuncion: Olimpia (#3) and San Jose (#4). San Jose was smashed at home by 37 points 49-86 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. Olimpia have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion (4-0) keeps a position of league leader. San Jose at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. Olimpia's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Asuncion Sol de America.
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Sol de America - Libertad 86-87

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Sol de America (3-1) in Asuncion on Monday night. Hosts were edged by first ranked Libertad (2-2) 87-86. Despite that victory Libertad went down to third position due to points difference, which they share with Luqueno. Sol de America at the other side dropped to the second place with one game lost. Libertad is looking forward to face Luqueno (#4) at home in the next round. Sol de America's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Asuncion to the arena Olimpia.
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  PERU  


LBL Round 19: EOFap beats Regatas in a derby game - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Lima: EOFap (#4) and Regatas (#2). EOFap (12-7) won against visiting Regatas (15-4) 69-65. EOFap have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 12-7 record. Regatas at the other side keep the second position with four games lost. EOFap's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Lima to the arena Inmaculada.
Another exciting game was again a derby between two teams from Lima: Inmaculada (#3) and San Marcos (#6). San Marcos were crushed at home by 19 points 64-83 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. The victory was the third consecutive win for Inmaculada. They maintain third place with 13-6 record having just three points less than leader Real Club. San Marcos lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the fifth position with 12 games lost. They share it with Circolo. Inmaculada's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Lima EOFap.
Another exciting game was again a derby match of two local teams from Lima: Real Club (#1) and Ejercito (#7). Real Club (16-3) won against visiting Ejercito (4-15) 86-78. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Real Club. They maintain first place with 16-3 record. Loser Ejercito keeps the seventh position with 15 games lost. Real Club's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Lima to the arena La Family.
We should not miss the game where eighth ranked La Family (2-17) against 5th ranked Circolo (7-12) where La Family won on the road by eight points 77-69. La Family maintains eighth place with 2-17 record. Circolo lost their sixth game in a row. They keep the fifth position with 12 games lost. La Family's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Lima Real Club.

EOFap - Regatas 69-65

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Lima: EOFap (#4) and Regatas (#2). EOFap (12-7) won against visiting Regatas (15-4) 69-65. EOFap have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 12-7 record. Regatas at the other side keep the second position with four games lost. EOFap's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Lima to the arena Inmaculada.
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Circolo - La Family 69-77

We should not miss the game where eighth ranked La Family (2-17) against 5th ranked Circolo (7-12) where La Family won on the road by eight points 77-69. La Family maintains eighth place with 2-17 record. Circolo lost their sixth game in a row. They keep the fifth position with 12 games lost. La Family's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Lima Real Club.
gschID: 547360


San Marcos - Inmaculada 64-83

Another exciting game was again a derby between two teams from Lima: Inmaculada (#3) and San Marcos (#6). San Marcos were crushed at home by 19 points 64-83 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. The victory was the third consecutive win for Inmaculada. They maintain third place with 13-6 record having just three points less than leader Real Club. San Marcos lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the fifth position with 12 games lost. They share it with Circolo. Inmaculada's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Lima EOFap.
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Real Club - Ejercito 86-78

Another exciting game was again a derby match of two local teams from Lima: Real Club (#1) and Ejercito (#7). Real Club (16-3) won against visiting Ejercito (4-15) 86-78. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Real Club. They maintain first place with 16-3 record. Loser Ejercito keeps the seventh position with 15 games lost. Real Club's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Lima to the arena La Family.
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PBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Cory JEFFERSON
  Alaska A.
  (206-F-90)
  Avg: 29.5
 1. Jefferson, Alaska A.29.5 
 2. Greene, TNT K.29.0 
 3. Rhodes, SM Beermen28.4 
 4. Brownlee, B.Gin.28.3 
 5. Smith, Blackwater27.7 
 6. Taggart, Rain o.26.1 
 7. McKay, Phoenix24.2 
 8. Chism, NLEX R.23.5 
 9. Mitchell, Star H.21.3 
 10. Romeo, Globalport20.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Greg SMITH
  Blackwater
  (208-C-91)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Smith, Blackwater21.2 
 2. Stepheson, Meralco .20.5 
 3. McKay, Phoenix17.7 
 4. Wright, Mahindra15.3 
 5. Mitchell, Star H.14.4 
 6. Greene, TNT K.14.4 
 7. Chism, NLEX R.14.1 
 8. Jefferson, Alaska A.14.0 
 9. Taggart, Rain o.11.9 
 10. Brownlee, B.Gin.11.1 
Assists Per Game
 Chris ROSS
  SM Beermen
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Ross, SM Beermen7.5 
 2. Castro-W., TNT K.6.9 
 3. Romeo, Globalport6.0 
 4. Cabagnot, SM Be.5.4 
 5. Smith, Blackwater5.1 
 6. Brownlee, B.Gin.5.1 
 7. Lee, Star Hotshots4.6 
 8. Enciso, Alaska Aces4.5 
 9. Tenorio, B.Ginebra4.5 
 10. Thompson, B.Gin.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Chris ROSS
  SM Beermen
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Ross, SM Beermen2.5 
 2. Barroca, Star H.2.3 
 3. Lassiter, SM Be.2.0 
 4. Brownlee, B.Gin.1.9 
 5. Jalalon, Star H.1.9 
 6. Cruz, Rain or Shine1.6 
 7. Exciminiano, Alaska A.1.5 
 8. Cabagnot, SM Be.1.4 
 9. Norwood, Rain o.1.4 
 10. Newsome, Meralco .1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Tony MITCHELL
  Star H.
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Mitchell, Star H.2.9 
 2. Aguilar, B.Ginebra2.4 
 3. McKay, Phoenix2.2 
 4. Brownlee, B.Gin.2.2 
 5. Stepheson, Meralco .1.8 
 6. Jefferson, Alaska A.1.8 
 7. Rhodes, SM Beermen1.6 
 8. Taggart, Rain o.1.5 
 9. Chism, NLEX R.1.5 
 10. Greene, TNT K.1.4 


Star Dumps Rain Or Shine, Closes In On Semis Spot - by Eurobasket News

STAR moved a win away from clinching a second straight semifinals stint after routing Rain or Shine Monday night, 118-82, in the opener of their PBA Commissioner's Cup quarterfinals series at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Elasto Painters were only in the game until early in the second period before the Hotshots scored 13 straight unanswered points and pulled away for good in Game One of the best-of-three series. Prior to the telling run, Rain or Shine was just within 30-29, before Star went on a rampage to post a 43-30 lead behind the hot-shooting hands of John Aldrech Ramos (198-C/F-88). And the rout was on. The Hotshots now go for a sweep of the series when Game Two is played on Wednesday also at the Big Dome. John Aldrech Ramos was one of six players in double figures for the Hotshots led by import Ricardo Ratliffe (203-F-89, college: Missouri) with 29 points and eight rebounds. Allein Maliksi added 16 markers, John Aldrech Ramos with 15, Ian Sangalang with 12 while guards Mark Barroca (178-PG-86) and Jio Jalalon with 11 each. Despite dealing Rain or Shine its biggest setback since dropping a 43-point loss in 2009 against Ginebra, Star coach Chito Victolero though, remained magnanimous in victory. Import Duke Crews (203-F-88, college: Bowie St.) and Beau Belga (198-C-86) were the only ones to score in double digits for Rain or Shine with 19 and 18 points, respectively. The sixth seeded Elasto Painters now need to sweep the next two games to advance outright to the semifinals. Two-time MVP James Yap finished with just five points on a woeful 2 of 10 shooting from the field in his first playoff meeting against his former team.
Courtesy of: pba.ph



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)



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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. Lewis, Energa C.14.6 
 9. Michalak, PGE T.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 Ostrow10.4 
 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. Czerapowicz, Kro.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Aaron JOHNSON
  Stal O.
  (173-PG-88)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Johnson, Stal O.7.2 
 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. Markovic, Trefl S.1.9 
 3. Johnson, Stal O.1.9 
 4. Brown, Siarka1.9 
 5. Grochowski, Polfarme.1.7 
 6. Lewis, Energa C.1.7 
 7. Millage, AZS K.1.6 
 8. Johnson, MKS D.1.6 
 9. Laczynski, Anwil1.6 
 10. Wiggins, Start Lublin1.6 
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. King, Stal Ostrow1.4 
 5. Kravish, Energa C.1.3 
 6. Sajus, Polpharma1.2 
 7. Weaver, Torun1.1 
 8. Wyka, Krosno1.1 
 9. Robbins, Szczecin1.1 
 10. Gabinski, Polfarme.1.0 


Zolnierewicz re-signs at Asseco - by Eurobasket News

Asseco Gdynia (PLK) confirmed in their roster 22-year old swingman Przemyslaw Zolnierewicz (196-95). He has played there for the last four seasons. In 32 PLK games he had 12.4ppg, 3.8rpg and 2.4apg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Zolnierewicz played in the final of Polish U20 Championships in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Polish League Youth Player of the Year in 2016.
Zolnierewicz represented Poland at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago.
He has played previously for two other teams: GTK Gdynia and GTK II Gdynia.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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PGE Turow keeps Bochno for another season - by Eurobasket News

PGE Turow Zgorzelec (PLK) re-signed 29-year old shooting guard Bartosz Bochno (193-88). He played there last season. In 31 PLK games he averaged 7.7ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg. Bochno helped them to make it to the Polish Cup Semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Twarde Pierniki (TBL). But in 20 games he had just 1.1ppg.
Bochno's team won Polish 1Liga Regular Season in 2014.
He has played previously for three other teams: Slask, Polpharma and WKK Wroclaw.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  PORTUGAL  

Stats Leaders - UZO Liga

Points Per Game
 Nuno MARCAL
  Maia B.
  (205-F-75)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Marcal, Maia B.22.3 
 2. Novak, Ovarense20.0 
 3. Ogungbemi-J., Galitos-.18.9 
 4. Martin, Sampaense18.8 
 5. Pavlovic, Sampa.18.1 
 6. Matagrano, Lusit.17.7 
 7. Catarino, Maia B.17.6 
 8. Lima, CAB Madeira17.5 
 9. Marshall, Galitos-.17.1 
 10. Marzette, CAB M.16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Antonio MONTEIRO
  Lusitania
  (204-F-89)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Monteiro, Lusitania9.5 
 2. Douvier, Ovarense9.2 
 3. Torrie, Electric.8.7 
 4. Marcal, Maia B.8.6 
 5. Washburn, FC Porto8.1 
 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





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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. Martinez, Humacao16.8 
 10. Akindele, Bayamon16.8 
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. James, Fajardo8.5 
 8. Collier, Mayaguez8.5 
 9. Lalanne, Arecibo7.8 
 10. Behanan, Arecibo7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Carlos ARROYO
  Fajardo
  (188-PG-79)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Arroyo, Fajardo7.3 
 2. Browne, San German6.9 
 3. Abreu, Aguada6.5 
 4. Fitch, Quebradillas6.4 
 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. Collier, Mayaguez1.3 
 7. Abreu, Aguada1.3 
 8. James, Fajardo1.3 
 9. Cintron-C., Humac.1.3 
 10. Smith, Quebradillas1.3 
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, Aguada0.9 
 7. Akindele, Bayamon0.9 
 8. Collier, Mayaguez0.8 
 9. Smith, Quebradillas0.8 
 10. Hernandez, Quebradi.0.8 


Browne number one in Puerto Rico for week 28 - by Eurobasket News

Naturalized American Guard Gary Browne (185-G-93, agency: Inception Sports) put on an extraordinary performance in the last week for San German, receiving a Usbasket.com Player of the Week award for week 28.
The 23-year old player was the main contributor (25 points, seven rebounds and eight assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Guayama (#8, 10-15) 74-69. San German is placed at 4th position in Puerto Rican BSN. San German is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 13-14 record. In the team's last game Browne 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. Former West Virginia University star has very solid stats this year. Browne is in league's top in assists (2nd best: 6.9apg).

The second best player in last week's games was 30-year old former international swingman Angel Daniel Vassallo (198-G/F-86) of Ponce. Vassallo had a very good evening with 31 points and 3 rebounds. Of course Ponce cruised to a 97-86 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Mayaguez (#10, 7-16). Ponce's 5th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 12-13 record. Vassallo is one of the most experienced players at Ponce and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last week was Nigerian center Jeleel Akindele (216-C-83, agency: BeoBasket) of Bayamon (#6). Akindele scored 24 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Bayamon, leading his team to a 84-82 win against slightly lower-ranked Arecibo (#7, 11-14). The chances of Bayamon ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 16 games, recording just twelve victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Akindele could help Bayamon to bring them higher in the standings. Akindele has a great season in Puerto Rico. After 14 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 10.1rpg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Alejandro Carmona (194-G/F-83) of Quebradillas - 17 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Angel Alamo (206-F-85) of Arecibo - 21 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Mike Harris (198-SF-83) of Ponce - 17 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Victor Liz (193-SG-86) of Ponce - 17 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Donta Smith (201-SF-83) of Quebradillas - 14 points, 2 rebounds and 8 assists
9. Al Thornton (203-F-83) of Guayama - 22 points and 7 rebounds
10. Coty Clarke (201-F-92) of Arecibo - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists

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



Puerto Rican BSN All-Star Game 2017 Rosters - by Igor Obradovic

East All-Star Team

Carlos Arroyo
Arroyo

Victor Liz
Liz

Carlos Emory
Emory

Alexander Galindo
Galindo

Kleon Penn
Penn


Carlos Arroyo (188-PG-79) of Cariduros de Fajardo
Victor Liz (193-SG-86) of Leones de Ponce
Carlos Emory (196-F-91) of Leones de Ponce
Alexander Galindo (200-PF-85) of Vaqueros de Bayamon
Kleon Penn (213-C-86) of Brujos de Guayama
Alexis Colon (196-F/G) of Cariduros de Fajardo
Miguel Ali Berdiel (198-G-83) of Cariduros de Fajardo
Eric Dawson (206-F/C-84) of Leones de Ponce
Ricardo Sanchez (212-PF-87) of Brujos de Guayama
Damien Wilkins (198-G-80) of Brujos de Guayama
Ismael Romero (203-C-91) of Vaqueros de Bayamon
Johwen Villegas (193-F-85) of Vaqueros de Bayamon

Head Coach: Allans Colon of Cariduros de Fajardo


West All-Star Team

Alex Abreu
Abreu

Rigoberto Mendoza
Mendoza

Chris Gaston
Gaston

Jorge Bryan Diaz
Diaz

David Huertas
Huertas

Alex Abreu (180-PG-91) of Santeros de Aguada
Rigoberto Mendoza (190-G-92) of Santeros de Aguada
Gilberto Clavell (200-F-89)
Chris Gaston (201-PF-89) of Santeros de Aguada
Jorge Bryan Diaz (210-C-89) of Piratas de Quebradillas
David Huertas (195-G/F-87) of Capitanes de Arecibo of Capitanes de Arecibo
Denis Clemente (183-PG-86) of Capitanes de Arecibo
Alejandro Carmona (194-G/F-83) of Piratas de Quebradillas
Donta Smith (201-SF-83) of Piratas de Quebradillas
Michael Rosario (190-SG-90) of Piratas de Quebradillas
Gary Browne (185-G-93) of Atleticos de San German
Devon Collier (203-PF-91) of Indios de Mayagueez

Head Coach: Eddie Casiano of Santeros de Aguada




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





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  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

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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.



Panathinaikos in talks with Keith Langford, ex Unics - by Eurobasket News

Panathinaikos Athens (A1) is eyeing 34-year old American ex-international shooting guard Keith Langford (193-91kg-83, college: Kansas) who played last time at Unics Kazan in Russia. Langford has played there for the last three years. In 25 VTB United League games he had very impressive stats: 18.6ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.3apg and 1.0spg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was named to VTB United League All-Star Game.
In 2005 he was drafted by Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA) in fifth round (39th overall).
The former University of Kansas staris in his 13th (hopefully lucky) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of VTB United League in 2016. Langford was also voted Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Import Player of the Year in 2016.
He represented USA at the Panamerican Games in Toronto (Canada) two years ago.
Langford is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv), Italy (Armani Milano, Angelico Biella, Vanoli Cremona and Virtus Bologna), USBL (Kansas C.) and D-League (Austin Spurs and Ft.Worth F.).
On Langford: A smooth, left-handed wing player who should contribute at the shooting guard and small forward slots. Possesses good range on his outside jumper... Also has the ability to take his man off the dribble and go strong to the rim... Can put up big numbers in the scoring column... Shows impressive ability to drive and hit pull-up jumpers from medium range... A solid perimeter defender.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Artem Komolov agreed terms with N.Novgorod - by Eurobasket News

BC Nizhny Novgorod (VTB) inked 24-year old international shooting guard Artem Komolov (194-87kg-93). He played most recently at Sakhalin in the Superleague 1. In 19 games he recorded 12.1ppg, 2.2rpg and 3.0apg last season. Komolov helped them to make it to the cup final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Ural Ekaterinburg (Superleague) where in 20 games he averaged 11.8ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.1apg (top 5) and 1.5spg (in top 5). Komolov contributed to his team winning the Superleague 1 title (twice) (also twice). A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague 1 2nd Team.
He has been also a member of Russian international program for some years. Komolov has regularly played for Russian senior team since 2016 and previously for U20 National Team between 2012 and 2013.
He also represented Russia at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. Komolov's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 8 games: 7.6ppg, 1.4rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 62.5%, 3PT: 39.5%.
Komolov has played previously for five other teams: CSKA Moscow, Avtodor, Zenit 2, CSKA Moscow 2nd team and Zenit.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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San Marino National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

San Marino National Team 2017
#s#
Fabio Tentoni
Tentoni
Lorenzo Liberti
Liberti
Davide Macina
Macina
Simone Giacomini
Giacomini
Gioele Moretti
Moretti
#e#5
Fabio Tentoni 183-G-79 San Marino Titans Italy
Lorenzo Liberti 183-G-91 San Marino Titans Italy
Davide Macina 177-G-93 San Marino Titans Italy
Simone Giacomini 185-PG-99 San Marino Titans Italy
Gioele Moretti 190-F/G-93 Venafro Italy
Federico Cardinali 183-PG-91 San Marino Titans Italy
Giovanni Ugolini 182-F-99 San Marino Titans Italy
Enrico Zanotti 195-C-90 San Marino Titans Italy
Kevin Riccardi 175-PG-98 San Marino Titans Italy
Teodoro Casadei 180-PG-89 San Marino Titans Italy
Igor Biordi 204-C/F-96 Cefalu Italy
Milos Barisic 188-G-86 San Marino Bask. Italy

Sergio Del Bianco Head Coach
Fabio Podeschi Assistant



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KLS Round 14 (Superliga): FMP edges Borac by two points - by Eurobasket News

The Second Stage in KLS just ended. What a coincidence that all visitors won their games.

Sixth-ranked Borac (4-10) made lots of trouble for third ranked FMP (9-5) in Cacak on Saturday. The visitors from Beograd managed to secure only two-point victory 73-71. However their fans expected easier game. The guests trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 18-13 charge, which allowed them to win the game. 27 personal fouls committed by Borac helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Australian forward Jonah Bolden (208-96, college: UCLA) who scored 18 points and 7 rebounds. Dejan Davidovac (202-95, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 8 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Power forward Nemanja Todorovic (205-91) produced 12 points and 8 rebounds for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. FMP maintains third position with 9-5 record having four points less than leader Crvena Zvezda, which they share with Mega Leks. Borac lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with ten games lost.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Beograd: Crvena Zvezda (#1) and Dynamic BG (#5). Dynamic BG was smashed at home by 16 points 69-85 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. International guard Stefan Jovic (198-90) orchestrated the victory by scoring 7 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists. Branko Lazic contributed with 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Swingman Marko Cakarevic (200-88) replied with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for Dynamic BG. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Crvena Zvezda (13-1) have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position. Newly promoted Dynamic BG keeps the fifth place with nine games lost.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked Partizan (12-2) against fourth ranked Mega Leks (9-5) on Saturday night. Host Partizan was defeated by Mega Leks in a tough game in Beograd 98-102. It ended at the same time the 11-game winning streak of Partizan. Kostja Mushidi scored 24 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Stefan Bircevic responded with 20 points (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!). Partizan's coach Aleksandar Dzikic tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Mega Leks have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with FMP. Partizan at the other side keeps the second position with two games lost.
The game in Subotica was also worth to mention about. Seventh ranked Vrsac (3-11) played at the court of 8th ranked Spartak (1-13). Vrsac managed to secure a 5-point victory 88-83. Bojan Krstovic notched 16 points and 8 assists to lead the effort. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Vrsac maintains seventh position with 3-11 record. Spartak lost eleventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 13 games lost.

Spartak - Vrsac 83-88

The game in Subotica was also worth to mention about. Seventh ranked Vrsac (3-11) played at the court of 8th ranked Spartak (1-13). Vrsac managed to secure a 5-point victory 88-83. It looked good early as Spartak took a 3-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Vrsac had a 19-8 second period charge getting the lead and Spartak was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 83-88. Vrsac players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. Guard Bojan Krstovic (194-80, agency: Interperformances) notched 16 points and 8 assists to lead the effort and forward Marko Stojadinovic (204-89) supported him with 17 points and 6 assists. Even 22 points and 7 rebounds by center Igor Kesar (210-92, agency: Mansfield and Associates) did not help to save the game for Spartak. Hungarian forward Nemanja Miscevic (200-94, agency: Mansfield and Associates) added 12 points and 6 rebounds for the hosts. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Vrsac maintains seventh position with 3-11 record. Spartak lost eleventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 13 games lost.
Top scorers:
Spartak: I.Kesar 22+7reb+2ast, N.Miscevic 12+6reb+1ast, M.Nikolic 12+5ast, I.Jelenic 11+2reb+4ast, P.Prlja 10+8reb+1ast, S.Matic 8+2reb+1ast
Vrsac: M.Stojadinovic 17+6ast, S.Fundic 16+7reb, B.Krstovic 16+2reb+8ast, N.Jeftic 15+5reb+1ast, K.Jovovic 10+5reb+4ast, M.Pavkovic 6+2reb+3ast
gschID: 544656


Partizan - Mega Leks 98-102

Very important is a home loss of second ranked Partizan (12-2) against fourth ranked Mega Leks (9-5) on Saturday night. Host Partizan was defeated by Mega Leks in a tough game in Beograd 98-102. It ended at the same time the 11-game winning streak of Partizan. The game without a history. Mega Leks led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They outrebounded Partizan 36-25 including 28 on the defensive glass. It was a great shooting night for Mega Leks especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. German swingman Kostja Mushidi (195-98, agency: BeoBasket) scored 24 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and international guard Ognjen Jaramaz (193-95, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 22 points during the contest. International power forward Stefan Bircevic (210-89) responded with 20 points (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!) and American point guard Wiliam Hatcher (188-84, college: Miami, OH, agency: BeoBasket) scored 20 points. Five Mega Leks and four Partizan players scored in double figures. Partizan's coach Aleksandar Dzikic tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Mega Leks have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with FMP. Partizan at the other side keeps the second position with two games lost.
Top scorers:
Partizan: W.Hatcher 20+2ast, S.Bircevic 20+2reb, V.Marinkovic 16+1reb+2ast, B.Ratkovica 11+2reb+5ast, M.Koprivica 10+3reb, S.Pot 9+1reb+5ast
Mega Leks: K.Mushidi 24+6reb+1ast, O.Jaramaz 22+4reb+2ast, A.Kaba 13+8reb, S.Lesic 13+4reb+4ast, N.Rebic 10+4reb+7ast, P.Samardziski 8+6reb+3ast
gschID: 544655


Dynamic BG - Crvena Zvezda 69-85

Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Beograd: Crvena Zvezda (#1) and Dynamic BG (#5). Dynamic BG was smashed at home by 16 points 69-85 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. The game without a history. Crvena Zvezda led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 19-of-22 charity shots (86.4 percent) during the game. Crvena Zvezda players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. International guard Stefan Jovic (198-90) orchestrated the victory by scoring 7 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists. Guard Branko Lazic (195-89, agency: BeoBasket) contributed with 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Swingman Marko Cakarevic (200-88) replied with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Aleksandar Radulovic (190-88, agency: BeoBasket) added 13 points and 5 assists in the effort for Dynamic BG. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Crvena Zvezda (13-1) have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position. Newly promoted Dynamic BG keeps the fifth place with nine games lost.
Top scorers:
Dynamic BG: M.Cakarevic 17+8reb+5ast, S.Gavrilovic 15+2reb, A.Radulovic 13+3reb+5ast, K.Ffriend 9+6reb, D.Brooks 5+7reb+5ast, M.Milisavljevic 4+5reb+2ast
Crvena Zvezda: B.Lazic 16+5reb, O.Kuzmic 12+5reb+1ast, C.Jenkins 10+2reb+2ast, M.Guduric 9+1reb, M.Simonovic 8+3reb+4ast, M.Bjelica 8+5reb+1ast
gschID: 544657


Borac - FMP 71-73

Sixth-ranked Borac (4-10) made lots of trouble for third ranked FMP (9-5) in Cacak on Saturday. The visitors from Beograd managed to secure only two-point victory 73-71. However their fans expected easier game. The guests trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 18-13 charge, which allowed them to win the game. 27 personal fouls committed by Borac helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Australian forward Jonah Bolden (208-96, college: UCLA) who scored 18 points and 7 rebounds. Dejan Davidovac (202-95, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 8 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Power forward Nemanja Todorovic (205-91) produced 12 points and 8 rebounds and point guard Marko Marinovic (183-83) added 12 points and 6 assists respectively for the hosts. Four Borac players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. FMP maintains third position with 9-5 record having four points less than leader Crvena Zvezda, which they share with Mega Leks. Borac lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with ten games lost.
Top scorers:
Borac: M.Milovanovic 13+4reb+1ast, M.Marinovic 12+2reb+6ast, N.Todorovic 12+8reb, I.Djokovic 10+2reb+1ast, A.Todorovic 9+6reb+1ast, D.Micic 8+1ast
FMP: J.Bolden 18+7reb, D.Apic 12+3reb+2ast, A.Bursac 8+4reb+3ast, M.Ljubicic 8+4reb+1ast, D.Davidovac 8+8reb+7ast, F.Covic 7+2reb+2ast
gschID: 544654





Mega Leks to sign Andrija Marjanovic - by Eurobasket News

BC Mega Leks (KLS) signed 18-year old Serbian forward Andrija Marjanovic (203-99). He played last season at FC Barcelona in Spanish Liga Endesa.
Marjanovic represented Serbia at the European Championships U16 in Kaunas (Lithuania) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 14.1ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 46.4%, 3PT: 38.7%, FT: 72.2%.
Marjanovic has played previously for Fair Play Nis.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Unicaja could sign Dragan Milosavljevic - by Eurobasket News

Unicaja Malaga (Liga Endesa) is about to agree terms with 28-year old Serbian international swingman Dragan Milosavljevic (198-91kg-89, agency: BeoBasket) who played last time at ALBA Berlin in Germany. In 31 BBL games he had 12.6ppg, 3.2rpg and 3.9apg last season. He helped them to make it to the German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Milosavljevic's team won German Bundesliga Cup in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga 2nd Team in 2016.
Milosavljevic has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2009.
Milosavljevic represented Serbia at the European Championships two years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 7 games: 1.7ppg.
Milosavljevic has played also professionally for other Serbian teams like Partizan, KK Napredak Rubin Krusevac and Radnicki 1950 Kragujevac.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Iskra Svit adds Galata to their roster - by Michal Duchovic

BK Iskra Svit (SBL) added to their roster 25-year old ex-international power forward Maurizio Galata (203-97kg-92) from KB Kosice. In 30 SBL games he recorded 3.8ppg and 2.3rpg last season. He helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Galata played at Slavia (1.Liga) where in three games he averaged impressive 16.3ppg, 8.0rpg, 2.7apg and 3.3spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Division B Honorable Mention back in 2012.
Galata was also a member of Slovakian international program for some years. He played for Slovakian Senior National Team between 2013 and 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Galata also represented Slovakia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 3 games: 0.7ppg, 1.0rpg.
Galata has played previously professionally in Slovakia (Handlova, Nova Ves, BSC Bratislava and Levice) and Czech Republic (BK Opava, MMCITE Brno and CEZ Basketball Nymburk B).

BK Iskra Svit roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Tomas Gajan

Forwards:
Pavol Losonsky
Maurizio Galata
Marek Ivan
Samuel Kubasky

Center:
Martin Bizub



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Igor Kokoskov announce preliminary squad for EuroBasket 2017 - by Zeljko Zule

Head coach of Slovenian national team Igor Kokoskov announced an expanded list of 29 candidates for EuroBasket 2017.
POINT GUARDS: Jan Barbaric (188-G-95) of Union Olimpija, Goran Dragic (190-PG-86) of Miami Heat, Jaka Klobucar (198-G/F-87) of Istanbul, Aleksej Nikolic (191-PG-95) of Brose Baskets, Matic Rebec (181-PG-95) of Krka, Luka Rupnik (186-PG-93) of Fuenlabrada, Zan Mark Sisko (189-PG-97) of Ilirija.
SHOOTING GUARDS: Jaka Blazic (196-G-90) of Baskonia, Luka Doncic (201-PG-99) of Real Madrid, Tadej Ferme (185-PG-91) of Rogaska, Miha Lapornik (194-SG-93) of Juventut, Klemen Prepelic (191-G-92) of Limoges, Miha Vasl (192-G-92) of Chalons-Reims.
SMALL FOWARDS: Vlatko Cancar (201-SF-97) of Mega Leaks, Jakob Cebasek (200-G/F-91) of Hopsi, Gregor Hrovat (196-SF-94) of Union Olimpija, Erjon Kastrati (198-SG-94) of Krka, Luka Lapornik (195-G-88) of Bilbao, Edo Muric (202-F-91) of Banvit, Mitja Nikolic-Smrdelj (200-F-91) of Novipiu Casale,
POWER FORWARDS: Jan Kosi (204-F-96) of Primorska, Martin Krampelj (203-SF-95) of Creighton University, Blaz Mahkovic (201-F-90) of Igokea, Sasa Zagorac (206-F/C-84) of Parma.
CENTERS: Mirza Begic (216-C-85) of Cedevita, Tomaz Bolcina (208-C-94) of Helios Suns, Ziga Dimec (211-C-93) of Krka, Alen Omic (216-C-92) of Unicaja, Gasper Vidmar (211-C-87) of Banvit.



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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, Baskonia14.1 
 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. Jordan, Joventut5.6 
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, Baskonia4.9 
 7. Cook, Estudiantes4.7 
 8. Oliver, Gran Canaria4.6 
 9. White, Iberosta.4.3 
 10. Diot, Valencia4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  UCAM M.
  (181-PG-91)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Campazzo, UCAM M.1.6 
 2. Cook, Estudiantes1.5 
 3. Albicy, Andorra1.5 
 4. Hanga, Baskonia1.4 
 5. Larkin, Baskonia1.4 
 6. Machado, Manresa1.3 
 7. Sikma, Valencia1.2 
 8. Lockett, Sevilla1.2 
 9. Rabaseda, Gran C.1.1 
 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. Diagne, Fuenlabrada0.8 
 9. Eric, RE.0.8 
 10. Traore, Estudiantes0.8 


Liga Endesa Round 4 of Semi-Finals. Valencia enter Finals - by Eurobasket News

Valencia - Baskonia 85-77

Valencia rallied past Baskonia to seal their championship series appearance. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Baskonia won third quarter 20-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Valencia Basket looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international swingman Fernando San-Emeterio (199-84) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 4 assists (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!). Power forward Pierre Oriola (206-92) contributed with 18 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. American Ricky Ledo (201-92, college: Providence) replied with 17 points and 5 assists and his fellow American import point guard Shane Larkin (180-92, college: Miami, FL) added 19 points in the effort for Baskonia. Four Baskonia players scored in double figures. Baskonia's coach Alfonso Alonso rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Valencia: F.San Emeterio 19+3reb+4ast, P.Oriola 18+4reb, W.Thomas 15+3reb+1ast, R.Sato 8+5reb+2ast, A.Diot 8+1reb+10ast, B.Dubljevic 6+7reb+3ast
Baskonia: S.Larkin 19+1reb+1ast, R.Ledo 17+4reb+5ast, T.Shengelia 12+8reb+1ast, N.Laprovittola 10+1reb+3ast, J.Voigtmann 6+6reb+2ast, I.Diop 4+2reb
gschID: 547835





Spanish U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Spanish U19 National Team 2017
#s#
Pol Figueras
Figueras
Daniel Garcia
Garcia
Pol Molins
Molins
Alvaro Sanz
Sanz
Aleix Font
Font
#e#5
Pol Figueras 187-PG-98 FC Barcelona Spain
Daniel Garcia 185-G-98 L'Hospitalet Spain
Pol Molins 191-G/F-99 Prat Spain
Alvaro Sanz 190-G-98 Huesca Spain
Aleix Font 192-F/G-98 FC Barcelona II Spain
Ignacio Ballespin 194-G/F-98 Avila Spain
Victor Moreno 195-SG-98 Fuenlabrada Spain
Acoydan McCarthy 198-F-99 Real Madrid II Spain
Joan Bernacer 194-G-99 Zaragoza Spain
Maxim Esteban 201-F-98 FC Barcelona II Spain
Eric Vila 211-F-98 Texas A&M USA
Joshua Tomaic 206-F-98 Maryland USA
Osas Ehigitor 203-C-99 Viten Fuen. Spain
Ignacio Rosa 206-F/C-99 Unicaja Spain
Bernat Vanaclocha 210-C-98 Estudiantes B Spain

Luis Guil Head Coach Zaragoza Spain
Salvador Camps Assistant Prat Spain
Javier Zamora Assistant Estudiantes B Spain



Printezis jumps on the radar for FC Barcelona - by Thomas Jones

Georgios Printezis (204-PF-85, agency: Octagon Europe) could return to Spain, as reported by Mundo Deportivo.

He played most recently at Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus in the Euroleague. In 32 games Printezis recorded 12.8ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.4apg last season. He helped them to make it to the Final Four.

Printezis has prior experience in the ACB League. He played two seasons for Unicaja de Malaga.

Printezis is a PF who plays with great energy and hustle. Really has a great attitude and knows no other way than giving full effort




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





Unicaja could sign Dragan Milosavljevic - by Eurobasket News

Unicaja Malaga (Liga Endesa) is about to agree terms with 28-year old Serbian international swingman Dragan Milosavljevic (198-91kg-89, agency: BeoBasket) who played last time at ALBA Berlin in Germany. In 31 BBL games he had 12.6ppg, 3.2rpg and 3.9apg last season. He helped them to make it to the German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Milosavljevic's team won German Bundesliga Cup in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga 2nd Team in 2016.
Milosavljevic has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2009.
Milosavljevic represented Serbia at the European Championships two years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 7 games: 1.7ppg.
Milosavljevic has played also professionally for other Serbian teams like Partizan, KK Napredak Rubin Krusevac and Radnicki 1950 Kragujevac.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

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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

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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)



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

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TBL Round 8: Mad Goat defeats Dunkin' Raptors in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

Seventh-ranked Dunkin' Raptors (1-7) gave a tough game to fifth ranked Mad Goat (5-3) in Nakorn Phantom on Sunday. Mad Goat managed to secure only two-point victory 93-91. However their fans expected easier game. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 26-13 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Filipino power forward Marcus Douthit (210-80, college: Providence) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists and American-Israeli point guard Frederick Jones (178-88, college: S.Alabama) who added 23 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Mad Goat's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Jaman Johnson responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists. Mad Goat moved-up to fourth place. Dunkin' Raptors lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with seven games lost.
The game between Top Four teams took place in . 4th ranked host Mono Thew (4-4) was smashed by first ranked Mono Vampire (7-1) 104-79. The winners were led by international swingman Chitchai Ananti (196-90) who scored that evening 18 points and Reginald Johnson supported him with 16 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Even 16 points and 5 rebounds by Tawatchai Suktub did not help to save the game for Mono Thew. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion maintains first position with 7-1 record, which they share with Hitech. Mono Thew at the other side dropped to the fifth place with four games lost.
Bottom-ranked OSK (0-8) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their eighth consecutive match to third ranked PEA (6-2) 118-98 on Sunday evening. The best player for the winners was Joshua Munzon who scored 29 points and 7 rebounds. Jan Jamon produced 27 points for the guests. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. PEA have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 6-2 record behind leader Mono Vampire. Loser OSK still closes the standings with eight games lost.
Second ranked Hitech (7-1) crushed at home 6th ranked TGE (2-6) by 27 points 118-91, which is the biggest margin this round. Daniel Orton orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 19 rebounds and 9 assists. 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 four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Mono Vampire. TGE at the other side keeps the sixth place with six games lost.

PEA - OSK 118-98

Bottom-ranked OSK (0-8) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their eighth consecutive match to third ranked PEA (6-2) 118-98 on Sunday evening. The game was mostly controlled by PEA. OSK managed to win second period 34-25. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated down low during the game scoring 78 of its points in the paint compared to OSK's 52 and made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. They outrebounded OSK 54-35 including a 41-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American guard Joshua Munzon (191-95, college: CS Los Angeles) who scored 29 points and 7 rebounds. Filipino point guard Rudy Lingganay (178-86) chipped in 18 points and 7 assists. Filipino forward Jan Jamon (191) produced 27 points and American power forward Nate Barfield (206-88, college: Langston) added 15 points and 11 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. PEA have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 6-2 record behind leader Mono Vampire. Loser OSK still closes the standings with eight games lost.
Top scorers:
PEA: J.Munzon 29+7reb+3ast, R.Lingganay 18+4reb+7ast, K.Allen 14+12reb, R.Reyes 14+3reb+3ast, S.Deguara 9+13reb, R.Suteeniyorndat 9+2reb+1ast
OSK: J.Jamon 27+4reb+2ast, K.Panyaparu 20+1reb+1ast, N.Barfield 15+11reb+1ast, K.Hill 14+8reb, S.Wachiraphong 7+5reb+1ast, A.Dokkaew 7+1ast
gschID: 547848


Mono Thew - Mono Vampire 79-104

The game between Top Four teams took place in . 4th ranked host Mono Thew (4-4) was smashed by first ranked Mono Vampire (7-1) 104-79. The game without a history. Mono Vampire led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. The winners were led by international swingman Chitchai Ananti (196-90) who scored that evening 18 points and American center Reginald Johnson (208-89, college: Miami, FL, agency: Three Eye Sports) supported him with 16 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Even 16 points and 5 rebounds by Tawatchai Suktub did not help to save the game for Mono Thew. American center Anthony McClain (213-88, college: Cincinnati) added 12 points and 9 rebounds for the hosts. Four Mono Vampire and five Mono Thew 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. Defending champion maintains first position with 7-1 record, which they share with Hitech. Mono Thew at the other side dropped to the fifth place with four games lost.
Top scorers:
Mono Vampire: C.Ananti 18+4reb+2ast, R.Johnson 16+5reb+2ast, C.Klahan 14+5reb+3ast, M.Singletary 14+5reb+4ast, A. Phuangla 9+4reb, S.Sunthonsiri 8+1reb+2ast
Mono Thew: T.Suktub 16+5reb+2ast, A.McClain 12+9reb, P.Cabahug 12+1ast, N.Sangtong 11+1reb+1ast, T.Laudermill 10+6reb+3ast, P.Zamar 9+2reb+2ast
gschID: 547847


Hitech - TGE 118-91

Second ranked Hitech (7-1) crushed at home 6th ranked TGE (2-6) by 27 points 118-91, which is the biggest margin this round. The game without a history. Hitech led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 82 of its points in the paint compared to TGE's 52 and had 24 for 33 from the free-throw line, while TGE only scored six points from the stripe. Hitech forced 20 TGE turnovers and outrebounded them 49-33 including a 37-24 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists. American forward Daniel Orton (208-90, college: Kentucky) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 19 rebounds and 9 assists. The other American import guard Avery Scharer (188-86, college: Shoreline CC) contributed with 29 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. 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. Jeff Dumelod replied with 17 points and American Jordan Collins (208-82, college: N.Carolina St.) added 13 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for TGE. 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 four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Mono Vampire. TGE at the other side keeps the sixth place with six games lost.
Top scorers:
Hitech: A.Scharer 29+8reb+9ast, D.Orton 20+19reb+9ast, C.Jakrawan 17+3reb, P.Klahan 14+4reb+1ast, W.Dasom 12+3reb+1ast, K.Lertlaokul 7+3reb+3ast
TGE: M.Wongsawangtham 18+1ast, J.Dumelod 17+2reb+1ast, J.Collins 13+6reb+1ast, A.Mandani 9+1reb+2ast, K.Dasom 8+1ast, N.Kupadit 8+5ast
gschID: 547849


Mad Goat - Dunkin' Raptors 93-91

Seventh-ranked Dunkin' Raptors (1-7) gave a tough game to fifth ranked Mad Goat (5-3) in Nakorn Phantom on Sunday. Mad Goat managed to secure only two-point victory 93-91. However their fans expected easier game. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 26-13 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Filipino power forward Marcus Douthit (210-80, college: Providence) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists and American-Israeli point guard Frederick Jones (178-88, college: S.Alabama) who added 23 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Four Mad Goat players scored in double figures. Mad Goat's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Jaman Johnson responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists and James Matinez scored 35 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds. Mad Goat moved-up to fourth place. Dunkin' Raptors lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with seven games lost.
Top scorers:
Mad Goat: F.Goldstein 23+5reb+1ast, M.Douthit 18+10reb+6ast, M.Van Pelt 15+2reb+4ast, G.Korsah-Dick 11+2reb+2ast, R.Latham 6+6reb, W.Tongsri 6+1reb
Dunkin' Raptors: J.Matinez 35+5reb, J.Johnson 21+13reb+6ast, M.Fey 18+7reb+2ast, A.Kongpui 9+6reb, J.Foronda 4+10reb+1ast, C.Limsuwan 2+3reb
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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





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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



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

23-year old forward Ndikumana Landry (F-93) had a very impressive game in the last round for City Oilers and receives a Afrobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5.
He had a double-double of 10 points and 13 rebounds, while his team edged out Our Saviour (#12, 0-2), the league's bottom-ranked team 63-59. City Oilers maintains the 4th position in Ugandan league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. City Oilers will need more victories to improve their 2-1 record. Landry just recently signed at City Oilers, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Ndikumana Landry averages just after three games 10.3ppg and 8.3rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Chris Omanye (183-G-94) of top-ranked KIU Titans. He is a guard in his 4th season at KIU Titans. In the last game Omanye recorded impressive 9 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists. Of course he led KIU Titans to another comfortable win 72-53 over the lower-ranked Sharing Youth (#7, 1-2) being unquestionably team leader. Of course KIU Titans still keep the league's top spot. A very good start of the season for his team, which won so far all 3 games without any defeat. Omanye is one of the most experienced players at KIU Titans and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Steven Mwesigye (F) of Our Saviour (#12). Mwesigye scored 11 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Despite Mwesigye's great performance Our Saviour lost 59-63 to the higher-ranked City Oilers (#4, 2-1). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Our Saviour can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have awful season losing so far all 2 games. Too bad for Mwesigye he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Mwesigye has individually a great season in Uganda. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 11.5rpg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ivan Lumanyika (C-92) of KIU Titans - 15 points and 10 rebounds
5. Joseph Wacha (G-91) of Our Saviour - 13 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Jimmy Enabu (187-G-88) of City Oilers - 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Daniel Juuko (187-G-89) of City Oilers - 14 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Ethienne Kazungu (80) of KIU Titans - 8 points and 10 rebounds
9. Collin Kasujja (183-G-94) of KIU Titans - 9 points
10. Tonny Okello (G-90) of Sharing Youth - 11 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Higher League Awards 2017 - by Greg

Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Higher League 1st Team 2017
Andriy Kobets
Kobets
Evgeni Sergeychik
Sergeychik
Artem Kovalov
Kovalov
Kyrylo Podkovyrov
Podkovyrov
Roman Gumeniuk
Gumeniuk

Finals MVP: Kyrylo Podkovyrov (180-PG-96) of Hoverla
Player of the Year: Artem Kovalov (202-F-97) of Khimik
Guard of the Year: Andriy Kobets (192-PG-93) of Politekhn.Lvov
Forward of the Year: Artem Kovalov (202-F-97) of Khimik
Center of the Year: Roman Gumeniuk (220-C-87) of Hoverla
Domestic Player of the Year: Artem Kovalov (202-F-97) of Khimik
Defensive Player of the Year: Mykhailo Horobchenko (182-PG-98) of Kryvbas
Coach of the Year: Pavel Piskarev of Hoverla

1st Team
PG: Andriy Kobets (192-PG-93) of Politekhn.Lvov
G: Evgeni Sergeychik (185-G-94) of Krivbas-2
F: Artem Kovalov (202-F-97) of Khimik
PG: Kyrylo Podkovyrov (180-PG-96) of Hoverla
C: Roman Gumeniuk (220-C-87) of Hoverla

2nd Team
G: Oleksandr Shostuha (192-G-84) of Hoverla
PG: Mykhailo Horobchenko (182-PG-98) of Kryvbas
G: Maxim Balashov (190-G-80) of Kremen
F: Dmytro Khodov (203-F-87) of Politekhn.Lvov
C/F: Andriy Kulish (205-C/F-92) of Zolotoi Vek

Honorable Mention
Yevgen Koroviyakov (197-F-88) of Hoverla
Kyrylo Marchenko (196-F/G-97) of Khimik
Roman Novikov (204-C-92) of Politekhn.Lvov
Sergey Startsev (190-PG-97) of Kryvbas
Olexandr Drobiazko (196-F-93) of Zolotoi Vek
Bogdan Sosoi (182-PG-92) of Zolotoi Vek
Kirilo Zuev (193-G-93) of Azovmash
Oleksandr Zahozhiy (186-G-86) of BC-93 RSzVSM
Maksym Ozhegov (190-G/F-90) of Niko-Basket
Olexandr Tarasenko (199-F-96) of Dnipro
Sergiy Vershinin (195-F-95) of Niko-Basket
Andrij Shapovalov (187-G-93) of Ternopil-TNEU
Sergei Glinchak (F-89) of SumDU
Yevgen Balaban (200-PF-96) of Cherkasy
Oleksandr Kuznetsov (196-F-78) of KPZO DYUSH
Anton Mikhailenko (185-G-94) of Kremen-2
Kyrylo Meshheryakov (197-F-95) of Khimik



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Stats Leaders - LPB

Points Per Game
 Al THORNTON
  Gaiteros
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 23.6
 1. Thornton, Gaiteros23.6 
 2. Suero, Gaiteros22.3 
 3. Gilder, Panteras22.0 
 4. Fuller, Toros20.0 
 5. Hamilton, Bucan.18.8 
 6. Tarrant, Gigantes18.3 
 7. Brown, Gigantes18.0 
 8. Powell, Trotamun.17.8 
 9. Swann, Marinos17.5 
 10. Flowers, Cocodrilos16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Axiers SUCRE
  Gigantes
  (199-F-78)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Sucre, Gigantes11.3 
 2. Massie, Marinos9.7 
 3. Salcedo, Gaiteros9.1 
 4. Guerrero, Toros8.2 
 5. Sutton, Cocodrilos8.1 
 6. Gransberry, Guaiquer.7.6 
 7. Hamilton, Bucan.7.6 
 8. Thornton, Gaiteros7.3 
 9. Graterol, Bucaneros7.3 
 10. Echenique, Guaros7.0 
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, Bucaneros3.9 
 9. Cazorla, Gigantes3.6 
 10. Silva, Guaiqueries3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Devan DOWNEY
  Guaiquer.
  (175-G-87)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Downey, Guaiquer.1.8 
 2. Suero, Gaiteros1.6 
 3. Cazorla, Gigantes1.6 
 4. Silva, Guaiqueries1.6 
 5. Sucre, Gigantes1.4 
 6. Garcia, Cocodrilos1.4 
 7. Hamilton, Bucan.1.4 
 8. Chourio, Trotamun.1.4 
 9. Robinson, Guaros1.3 
 10. Powell, Trotamun.1.3 
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 


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

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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



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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





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.



Artem Komolov agreed terms with N.Novgorod - by Eurobasket News

BC Nizhny Novgorod (VTB) inked 24-year old international shooting guard Artem Komolov (194-87kg-93). He played most recently at Sakhalin in the Superleague 1. In 19 games he recorded 12.1ppg, 2.2rpg and 3.0apg last season. Komolov helped them to make it to the cup final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Ural Ekaterinburg (Superleague) where in 20 games he averaged 11.8ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.1apg (top 5) and 1.5spg (in top 5). Komolov contributed to his team winning the Superleague 1 title (twice) (also twice). A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague 1 2nd Team.
He has been also a member of Russian international program for some years. Komolov has regularly played for Russian senior team since 2016 and previously for U20 National Team between 2012 and 2013.
He also represented Russia at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. Komolov's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 8 games: 7.6ppg, 1.4rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 62.5%, 3PT: 39.5%.
Komolov has played previously for five other teams: CSKA Moscow, Avtodor, Zenit 2, CSKA Moscow 2nd team and Zenit.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Blue Tornado senior signs scholarship papers after missing entire season - by Eurobasket News

Despite not having played a second of basketball this past season at McCallie School because of injuries, Blue Tornado senior Isaiah Walker (6'4''-G-99) from Swansea, Wales, signed scholarship papers Wednesday morning to resume his playing career at Tennessee Wesleyan University. The 6-foot-7 Walker, whose father was recruited to East Tennessee State in the 1990s by John Shulman, now McCallie's coach, played on the Wales youth national team but injured his left knee before coming to McCallie. "We brought him back too quick and he had a very average junior year," Shulman said, adding that Walker was showing his true ability in the 2016-17 preseason when he reinjured the knee. "This guy went through a lot to get to this point," Shulman said. Veteran Wesleyan coach Mike Poe has not got to see a healthy Walker and expects to redshirt him this coming season but is excited nonetheless. "We don't get 6-7 guys who can step outside (and shoot well) very often. Big schools snap them up," Poe said. "But nobody got to see Isaiah play, so hopefully we've stolen one. And he's just 17 and still growing," said Walker: "The coach is really appealing, and the campus is small. You get to know all the teachers. I like that."
Courtesy of: timesfreepress.com




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Women News


Boquete's 19 points and 7 rebounds give her Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

26-year old forward Andrea Boquete (183-F-90) had an amazing evening in the last round for Estrella Berisso and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6.
She had the game-high 19 points adding seven rebounds and four assists for Estrella Berisso in her team's victory, helping them to outclass, the league's bottom-ranked team Penarol (#6, 0-6) with 39-point margin 100-61. Estrella Berisso maintains the 3rd position in their group in Argentinian Superliga. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Estrella Berisso will need more victories to improve their 4-2 record. In the team's last game Boquete had a remarkable 60.0% from 2-point range. She turned to be Estrella Berisso's top player in her first season with the team. Boquete has impressive league stats. She is in league's top in points (9th best: 14.0ppg).

Second best performed player last round was Isabella Sangali of Rocamora. She is a in her first season at Rocamora. In the last game Sangali recorded impressive double-double of 18 points and 16 rebounds. Bad luck as Rocamora was edged by slightly higher-ranked Velez S. (#4, 3-4) 56-54. Rocamora managed to keep the same 5th spot in SUR. 6 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Rocamora managed to get this year. Sangali is one of the most experienced players at Rocamora and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. She belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.0ppg (#1). She also registered 9.0 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to another Rocamora's star - guard Liliana Tamburlini (PG-81). Tamburlini scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Despite Tamburlini's great performance Rocamora lost 64-78 to the higher-ranked Lanus (#2, 6-1). But her team cannot count on just these two top stars as they also need help of the other teammates. Rocamora can only dream about fighting for top spots in SUR. They have rather bad season and 1-6 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Tamburlini she does not play for a better team. But maybe if she did, her season stats would not be that high. Tamburlini has a very solid season. In 7 games in Argentina she scored 9.6ppg. She also has 6.1rpg, 2.6spg and FGP: 51.4%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ariel Edwards (190-F-92) of Obras Basket - 17 points and 7 rebounds
5. Florencia Llorente (180-F-94) of Lanus - 15 points and 10 rebounds
6. Gisela Vega (188-C-82) of Quimsa - 13 points, 15 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Agostina Burani (184-F/C-91) of Lanus - 20 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Luciana Delabarba (167-PG-97) of Berazategui - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Ana Suarez (170-PG-87) of Berazategui - 15 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Ronni Williams (183-F) of Union Florida - 21 points and 10 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)



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 court 64-78. Estrella Berisso outscored Penarol in a road game 100-61.
The most impressive performance of 6th round was 19 points and 6 rebounds by Luciana Delabarba of Berazategui.

Group NORTE
Berazategui - Olimpico LB 79-64

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Berazategui (5-3) beat 5th ranked Olimpico LB (1-7) in Buenos Aires 79-64 on Sunday. Berazategui dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Olimpico LB's 30. It was a good game for point guard Luciana Delabarba (167-97) who led her team to a victory with 19 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Macarena Durso (169-91) contributed with 8 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. American center Ashley Ezeh (185, college: Texas St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds and Camila Berardi added 11 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Olimpico LB. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Berazategui maintains second position in Norte with 5-3 record behind leader Union Florida. Olimpico LB lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the fifth place with seven games lost. Berazategui 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.
Top scorers:
Olimpico LB: A.Ezeh 18+10reb, C.Berardi 11+5reb+5ast, J.Puchetti 10+7reb+1ast, S.Daniela Gomez 8+2reb, L.Aliaga 6+4reb+2ast, M.Mercado 3+2reb
Berazategui: L.Delabarba 19+6reb+2ast, A.Leiva 13+6reb, L.Weaver 11+7reb, A.Suarez 9+2reb+6ast, M.Durso 8+7reb+6ast, C.Fiorotto 7+6reb+1ast
gschID: 544759


Obras Basket - Quimsa 63-62

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. Obras Basket forced 19 Quimsa turnovers. 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 the former international forward Paula Reggiardo (183-84) 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 and naturalized Italian swingman Natalia Rios (175-80) scored 15 points. Four Quimsa players scored in double figures. 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.
Top scorers:
Quimsa: N.Rios 15+4reb, G.Vega 13+15reb+3ast, M.Royo 11+3reb+2ast, I.German 11+6reb+1ast, D.Lasso 4+3reb+1ast, J.Tell 3+1reb+1ast
Obras Basket: A.Edwards 15+7reb+2ast, I.Casanova 13+3reb+4ast, P.Reggiardo 13+4reb+5ast, S.Castillo 7+4reb+1ast, S.Aispurua 7+9reb, J.Ale 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 544758


Berazategui - Quimsa 72-63

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. Berazategui dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Quimsa's 32. The best player for the winners was Spanish point guard Ana Suarez (170-87, agency: ProDep Management) who scored 15 points and 8 rebounds. International center Celia Fiorotto (184-92) chipped in a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds. Four Berazategui players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Spanish power forward Itziar German (184-86, agency: ProDep Management) who recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds and the former international center Gisela Vega (188-82, agency: ProDep Management) added 10 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists respectively. 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.
Top scorers:
QUIMSA: I.German 20+12reb, M.Royo 15+4reb+2ast, G.Vega 10+9reb+5ast, N.Rios 7+2reb+1ast, D.Lasso 5+1reb+1ast, A.Ledesma 4+7reb+2ast
Berazategui: A.Suarez 15+8reb+3ast, M.Durso 14+2reb+4ast, L.Weaver 12+10reb, C.Fiorotto 10+11reb+1ast, L.Delabarba 9+5reb+2ast, A.Leiva 6+4reb
gschID: 544753


Obras Basket - Olimpico LB 80-50

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. Obras Basket dominated down low during the game scoring 42 of its points in the paint compared to Olimpico LB's 20. Obras Basket forced 26 Olimpico LB turnovers. It was a good game for American forward Ariel Edwards (190-92, college: Penn St., agency: ProDep Management) who led her team to a victory with 17 points and 7 rebounds. The former international forward Paula Reggiardo (183-84) contributed with 11 points for the winners. E Benonaih-Jumbo replied with 10 points and 5 rebounds and Paraguayan point guard Maria Mercado (162-89) added 11 points in the effort for Olimpico LB. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. 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.
Top scorers:
Olimpico LB: M.Mercado 11+3reb+1ast, E.Benonaih-Jumbo 10+5reb, A.Ezeh 9+5reb+1ast, J.Puchetti 7+4reb+1ast, C.Ruffino 4+4reb, S.Daniela Gomez 4+3reb
Obras Basket: A.Edwards 17+7reb, P.Reggiardo 11+2reb+3ast, B.Echeverria 10+2reb, S.Castillo 9+1reb+2ast, J.Ale 8+3reb+2ast, S.Aispurua 7+5reb+2ast
gschID: 544754


Group SUR
Rocamora - Lanus 64-78

Rather expected game when 5th ranked Rocamora (1-6) lost at home to second ranked Lanus (6-1) 78-64 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Lanus. Rocamora was better in fourth quarter 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Defending champion used an opportunity after Union Florida lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position in Sur. Rocamora lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with six games lost. Lanus will face Velez S. (#4) in Sarsfield in the next round. Rocamora will play on the road against Estrella Berisso and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 544760


Union Florida - Lanus 56-57

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 and international point guard Melisa Gretter (161-93, agency: ProDep Management) added 11 points and 6 rebounds in the effort 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.
Top scorers:
Union Florida: R.Williams 21+10reb, M.Tudanca 12+5reb, M.Gretter 11+6reb+3ast, E.Giustiniani 3+1ast, D.Benvenuto 3+8reb+3ast, C.Miculka 2+1reb+1ast
Lanus: F.Llorente 14+5reb, A.Burani 9+19reb+4ast, J.Armesto 9+1reb, U.Nwaigwe 8+8reb+2ast, S.Rodriguero 5+1reb, N.Perez 5+7reb
gschID: 544757


Penarol - Estrella Berisso 61-100

Rather predictable result when third ranked Estrella Berisso (4-2) rolled over bottom-ranked Penarol (0-6) in Mar del Plata 100-61 on Saturday. The game without a history. Estrella Berisso led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Penarol's 22. Estrella Berisso forced 28 Penarol turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Penarol's players. It was a good game for the former international forward Andrea Boquete (183-90) who led her team to a victory with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Victoria Lara (176-96) contributed with 10 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Four Estrella Berisso players scored in double figures. American guard Kama Griffitts (183-91, college: Arizona) replied with 14 points and 7 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) and Croatian center Jovana Mandic (193-92, college: Nicholls St., agency: ProDep Management) added 14 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Penarol. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Estrella Berisso maintains third position in Sur with 4-2 record having just three points less than leader Union Florida. Penarol at the other side still closes the standings with six games lost. Estrella Berisso will face Rocamora (#5) in the next round. Penarol will play against the league's leader Union Florida and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Penarol: J.Torruela 15+3reb+1ast, K.Griffitts 14+7reb+2ast, J.Mandic 14+6reb+1ast, C.Maiques 9+4reb, V.De Cabo 5+4reb+3ast, M.Barriga Naon 2+1reb+4ast
Estrella Berisso: A.Boquete 19+7reb+4ast, C.Martinez 15+3reb+1ast, O.Santana 12+4reb+3ast, V.Lara 10+7reb+6ast, C.Cabanez 10+1ast, A.Gonzalez 8+2reb+2ast
gschID: 544755


Rocamora - Velez S. 54-56

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. Point guard Ornela Pag (168-94) notched 18 points and 6 rebounds to lead the effort and international swingman Macarena Rosset (178-91, agency: Players Group) supported her with 12 points and 6 rebounds. Even a double-double of 18 points and 16 rebounds by Isabella Sangali did not help to save the game for Rocamora. Soledad Isamendi added 8 points and 9 rebounds. 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.
Top scorers:
Rocamora: I.Sangali 18+16reb+2ast, A.Graziani 11+3reb+1ast, S.Isamendi 8+9reb+1ast, T.Conceicao 6+5reb, I.Figueroa 3+1reb, A.Van Opstal 3+1reb
Velez S.: O.Pag 18+6reb+1ast, M.Rosset 12+6reb+3ast, S.Pavon 10+8reb+1ast, A.Alonso 6+2reb, M.Pavicich 5+8reb, M.Velasco 3+1reb
gschID: 544756





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  AUSTRALIA  


Leilani Mitchell joins Hatay - by Eurobasket News

Hatay Bsb (KBSL) agreed terms with 32-year old Australian international point guard Leilani Mitchell (165-59kg-85, college: Utah). She plays this summer at Phoenix Mercury (WNBA). Mitchell managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year. In 7 WNBA games she had 12.4ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.9apg and 1.3spg. She ended the last season at Girne Universitesi where in four games she recorded very impressive stats: 19.5ppg, 2.5rpg, 6.0apg and 1.5spg. But the most of that year Mitchell spent at Sydney Uni Flames in Australian WNBL. In 28 games she averaged remarkable 16.0ppg, 3.8rpg, 6.0apg (leader !!!) and 1.8spg (in top 3). She helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). Quite impressive season as she was voted Australiabasket.com All-Australian WNBL Guard of the Year and named to 1st Team.
In 2008 Mitchell was drafted by Phoenix Mercury (WNBA) in second round (25th overall).
The former University of Utah staris in her tenth season in pro basketball.
Mitchell was voted All-WNBA Most Improved Player of the Year back in 2010.
She also represented Australia at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year.
Mitchell is quite experienced player. Her career allowed her to visit three different continents, while she played in four different countries. Mitchell tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Australia and of course North America. She has played previously professionally in Croatia (Lupa Promotion), France, WNBA (Washington Mystics and New York Liberty) and Australia (Adelaide Lightning and Dandenong Rangers).
On Mitchell: A very good player, who plays with a lot of composure, can shoot the three-pointer and sees the court well.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BELGIUM  


Upkot Sparta Laarne adds Vine to their roster - by Peter Buyse

Upkot Sparta Laarne (Top Division Women) added to their roster 22-year old Spaniard guard Victoria Vine (173-95). She just graduated from Eckerd (NCAA2). A very spectacular season in her career as she was voted to WBCA NCAA D2 All-America Honorable Mention and WBCACCC All-NCAA D2 Honorable Mention. As a senior at Eckerd she played 32 games and averaged 13.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg and 2.3 apg apg. This earned her Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year honors.
The award is a historic one for Eckerd women's basketball as Vine is the first player in program history to receive all-American honors.
As mentioned above Vine is just out of the college and it will be her first season as a pro.
She has played previously for Spanish team Gran Canaria.




Belgian U16 National Team 2017 - by Greg

4 Merel Knaepen Houthalen Belgium
5 Kato Aertssens
6 Elena Vielfont
7 Yseline Delire
8 Sarah Bell
9 Emma Bell
10 Pauline David
11 Yante Strumane
12 Tesse Kapenga Deerlijk Belgium
13 Maxuella Lisowa-Mbaka 178-PF-01 Castors Braine Belgium
14 Ine Joris
15 Zoe Rousseaux

Jan Callewaert Head Coach Waregem Belgium
Philip Wolk Assistant Sint Katelijne Belgium




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  BOSNIA  


Bosnia and Herzegovina U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Bosnia and Herzegovina U20 National Team 2017
#s#
Sandra Azinovic
Azinovic
Naida Glotic
Glotic
Lejla Omerbasic
Omerbasic
Milina Miseljic
Miseljic
Nedzla Kovacevic
Kovacevic
#e#5
6Sandra Azinovic 182-G-99 Play Off Bosnia
7Andrijana Reljic 187-F/C-98 Celik Bosnia
8Naida Glotic 184-F/C-99 Jedinstvo Bosnia
9Lejla Omerbasic 182-SG-97 Goga Albania
10Milina Miseljic 186-PF-98 Crvena Zvezda Serbia
11Nedzla Kovacevic 185-F-97 Celik Bosnia
12Sara Heljic 188-F/C-00 Celik Bosnia
13Melisa Brcaninovic 185-PF-99 Al Riyadi Lebanon
14Jovana Markovic 186-PF-97 Play Off Bosnia
20Gorana Marjanovic 188-F-00 Sloboda Bosnia
21Dragana Domuzin 174-SG-00 Orlovi Bosnia
24Zerina Alispahic 183-F/C-97 Zeljeznicar Bosnia
25Ivona Krakic 181-C Sloboda Bosnia

Mara Brcaninovic Head Coach Jedinstvo Bosnia
Mirza Ostrakovic Assistant



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  BULGARIA  


Bulgarian National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Viktoria Stoycheva
Stoycheva
Hristina Ivanova
Ivanova
Maria Zhelyazkova
Zhelyazkova
Tsvetomira Sharenkapova
Sharenkapova
Dimana Makarieva-Georgieva
Makarieva-Georgieva
#e#5
1Viktoria Stoycheva 165-PG-92 Montana 2003 Bulgaria
4Teodora Dineva 178-G/F-96 Neftochimic Bulgaria
5Hristina Ivanova 183-F-89 Montana 2003 Bulgaria
8Maria Zhelyazkova 182-F-86 Beroe Bulgaria
10Tsvetomira Sharenkapova 184-F-91 Montana 2003 Bulgaria
11Diana Voynova 192-C/F-88 Marburg Germany
12Gergana Ivanova 176-PG-99 Beroe Bulgaria
13Radostina Dimitrova 181-SF-94 Montana 2003 Bulgaria
19Dimana Makarieva-Georgieva 188-F/C-88 Montana 2003 Bulgaria
22Gabriela Kostova 190-C-94 Neftochimic Bulgaria
33Karina Konstantinova 163-PG-99
35Gabriela Nikolova 183-F-97 Beroe Bulgaria

Stefan Mihaylov Head Coach Montana 2003 Bulgaria
Margarita Papazova Assistant
Bozhidar Giorev Assistant



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  CYPRUS  


Cypriot National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Cypriot National Team 2017
#s#
Eleni Oikonomidou
Oikonomidou
Antria Pitsilidou
Pitsilidou
Loukia Larkou
Larkou
Stavria Koniali
Koniali
Petra Orlovic
Orlovic
#e#5
Eleni Oikonomidou 180-C-97 AEL Limassol Cyprus
Antria Pitsilidou 167-G-89 Keravnos Cyprus
Loukia Larkou 171-F/G-88 AEL Limassol Cyprus
Stavria Koniali 170-G-93 Athinaikos Greece
Koulla Nikodemou 170-G-86 Keravnos Cyprus
Petra Orlovic 178-F/G-90 AEL Limassol Cyprus
Zoe Agapiou 182-F/C-83 AEL Limassol Cyprus
Tijana Raca 183-F-97 Wyoming USA
Sophia Theologou 190-C-88 Keravnos Cyprus
Eleni Pilakouta 192-C-00 ENAD Cyprus
Andriana Kasapi 175-G-00 Zinonas Cyprus
Elena Antoniou 170-G-89 APOP Paphou Cyprus

Kalia Papadopoulou Head Coach AEL Limassol Cyprus



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  EGYPT  


Sporting SC wins Egypt's Super Cup - by Eurobasket News

Sporting SC basketball women squad closed out the season with Egypt's Super Cup after a victory over their female peers 84-82 in the knockout tie played on the field of Al-Sharqya Club on Sunday. The Alexandria-based squad held the advantage over Al-Ahly throughout the game; with the sets were consecutively consigned for Sporting SC females (27-11) (46-30) (67-63.) In April, Al-Ahly won Egypt's Cup from Sporting SC, and continues to cement its position on the top of the Super League after beating El-Gezira on Tuesday.
Courtesy of: egypttoday.com



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  FRANCE  


Nice keeps Strunc for another season - by Eurobasket News

Cavigal Nice Basket 06 (LFB) re-signed 26-year old guard Isabelle Strunc (180-91). She has played there for the last three seasons. In 8 Eurocup games she averaged just 2.4ppg, 1.0rpg and 1.1spg last season.
Among other achievements Strunc won French LF2 championship title in 2012 and 2015. She received also Eurobasket.com All-French LF2 Honorable Mention award in 2015.
Strunc represented France at the European Championships U20 in Serbia six years ago. Her stats at that event were 8 games: 8.0ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.6apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 40.5%, 3PT: 31.3%.
And here thanks to pro basketball Strunc experienced life on three different continents. She is familiar with European, Australian and of course North American leagues. Strunc has played previously professionally also in Australia (Canberra Capitals) and France (Pays d'Aix, Centre Federal BB, Perpignan and Centre Federal BB II).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Hainaut adds Bruner to their roster, ex Torino - by Eurobasket News

Union Saint-Amand Porte du Hainaut (LFB) added to their roster 26-year old American forward Ashley Bruner (183-91, college: S.Carolina, agency: Two Points). She played last season at Fixi Piramis Torino in Italian Serie A1. In 24 games she recorded very impressive stats: 15.5ppg, 9.2rpg (#3 in the league), 2.2apg and 2.1spg. A very spectacular season in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian A1 Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Bruner played at Uniao Sportiva in Portuguese Liga Feminina where in 25 games she was second best scorer with remarkable 16.8ppg and had 13.2rpg (#3 in the league), 2.0apg, 3.1spg (in top 4) and 1.1bpg. She helped them to win the Portuguese League title and the Supercup. Great season indeed as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Center of the Year. Bruner also played 8 games in Eurocup where she averaged high stats: 20.8ppg, 14.9rpg, 2.5apg and 2.8spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Bruner was voted Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Player of the Year in 2016.
She is quite experienced player. Bruner's career allowed her to visit three different continents, while she played in four different countries. Bruner tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. She has played previously professionally in Puerto Rico (Pollitas), Spain (IF Air Europa), Portugal (CAB Madeira) and Ecuador (Santa Maria).
Bruner attended University of South Carolina until 2013 and it will be her fifth season as a professional player.

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

Guards:
Laura Garcia
Bintou Dieme-Marizy
Elise Deprez

Forwards:
Egle Sulciute
Katarina Tetemondova
Jenny Fouasseau
Marie Mbuyamba
Ashley Bruner

Coach: Fabrice Fernandes

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Hainaut keeps Garcia for another season - by Eurobasket News

Union Saint-Amand Porte du Hainaut (LFB) re-signed experienced 36-year old Spaniard guard Laura Garcia (176-81, agency: ProDep Management). She has played there for the last five seasons. In 26 LFB games she recorded 8.5ppg, 3.2rpg and 2.5apg last season.
Among other achievements Garcia received Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup 3rd Team award back in 2013.
She has played also professionally in Spain (Hondarribia Irun, Real Canoe and Cadi La Seu).
It may be one of last seasons in her extensive career, which she may end at Hainaut.

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

Guards:
Laura Garcia
Bintou Dieme-Marizy

Forwards:
Egle Sulciute
Katarina Tetemondova
Jenny Fouasseau

Coach: Fabrice Fernandes

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Hainaut keeps Deprez for another season - by Eurobasket News

Union Saint-Amand Porte du Hainaut (LFB) re-signed 19-year old point guard Elise Deprez (170-98). She has played there for the last four seasons. But in 7 LFB games she averaged just 1.0ppg last season.

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

Guards:
Laura Garcia
Bintou Dieme-Marizy
Elise Deprez

Forwards:
Egle Sulciute
Katarina Tetemondova
Jenny Fouasseau
Marie Mbuyamba

Coach: Fabrice Fernandes

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Mbuyamba re-signs at Hainaut - by Eurobasket News

Union Saint-Amand Porte du Hainaut (LFB) confirmed in their roster 24-year old forward Marie Mbuyamba (184-93). She played there last season. In 27 LFB games she had 3.3ppg and 2.4rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Mbuyamba played at COB Calais where in 19 LFB games she recorded 10.3ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.1spg.
Her team won French LF2 Regular Season in 2014.
Mbuyamba represented France at the European Championships U20 in Samsun (Turkey) four years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 5.4ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.3spg, FGP: 37.9%, FT: 62.5%.
Mbuyamba has played previously for two other teams: Mondeville and Villeneuve D'Ascq.

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

Guards:
Laura Garcia
Bintou Dieme-Marizy

Forwards:
Egle Sulciute
Katarina Tetemondova
Jenny Fouasseau
Marie Mbuyamba

Coach: Fabrice Fernandes

By Eurobasket Data Center

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French U16 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Marine Fauthoux
Fauthoux
Zoe Wadoux
Wadoux
Kendra Chery
Chery
#e#3
1Yanaelle Devaux CFBB France
5Marie Pardon
4Marine Fauthoux 73-G-01 CFBB France
6Camille Hillotte
7Zoe Wadoux 178-F-01
8Yohana Ewodo CFBB France
9Astrid Benedetti
10Coumba Sow
11Kendra Chery 184-F/C-01 CFBB France
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