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  ANGOLA  



Angolan U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Angolan U19 National Team 2017
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Tarcio Domingos
Domingos
Valdir Manuel
Manuel
Cley Cabanga
Cabanga
Cristiano Xavier
Xavier
Childe Dundao
Dundao
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Tarcio Domingos 194-PG-98 1 De Agosto Angola
Valdir Manuel 204-F-99 Patrick School USA
Cley Cabanga 187-F-98 Petroleos Angola
Cristiano Xavier 198-F-98 Petroleos Angola
Childe Dundao 167-G-98 Petroleos Angola
Milton Valente 198-F-98 1 De Agosto Angola
Delcio Sebastiao 98 1 De Agosto Angola
Jonatao Ndjungu 203-C-98
Glofate Buiamba ASA Angola
Geraldo Santos 187-PG-98 Vila Clotilde Angola
Silvio de Sousa 204-PF-98 IMG Academy USA
Bruno Fernandes 206-F-98 IMG Academy USA
Eric Amandio 191-PG-98 West Oaks Academy USA
Miguel Rifen 196-F-99 West Oaks Academy USA
Levy Miguel 190-G Casper CC USA
Melvyn Da Silva 198-F-99 Vichy Clermont France

Raul Duarte Head Coach Lusiada Angola



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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.18.5 
 5. Quinteros, Regat.18.2 
 6. Deck, San Lorenzo17.9 
 7. Vildoza, Quilm.17.3 
 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. Justiz, Estudian.8.9 
 6. Lampropoulos, Boca J.8.9 
 7. Francis, La Union8.7 
 8. Vargas, GECR I.8.3 
 9. Johnson, Atenas8.3 
 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. Solano, Echague4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Gelvis SOLANO
  Echague
  (185-G-94)
  Avg: 2
 1. Solano, Echague2.0 
 2. Garcia, San M.2.0 
 3. Basualdo, Quilm.1.8 
 4. Zurbriggen, Obras B.1.6 
 5. Johnson, Weber B.1.6 
 6. De-l., GECR I.1.6 
 7. Vildoza, Quilm.1.6 
 8. Calfani, San L.1.5 
 9. Tucker, Estudian.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. Lauria, Comunica.8.5 
 6. Lockett, BHY T.8.4 
 7. Joseph, Obera TC8.2 
 8. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista8.2 
 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. Schoppler, Olimpo B.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Darnell DODSON
  Petr.Arg.
  (201-F-89)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Dodson, Petr.Arg.2.7 
 2. Punet, Salta Basket2.2 
 3. Correa, BHY T.2.2 
 4. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.2.2 
 5. Pais, Platense2.2 
 6. Brown, Mitre Tuc.1.9 
 7. Cequeira, Villa A.1.9 
 8. Harrison, Ciclista1.7 
 9. Lauria, Comunica.1.7 
 10. Tabarez, Union SF1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane HEYWARD
  Huracan
  (200-F-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Heyward, Huracan2.5 
 2. Efese, Gimnasia LP1.6 
 3. Jeronimo, Gimnasia.1.5 
 4. Lockett, BHY T.1.4 
 5. Durley, San Isidro1.2 
 6. Stibbins, Union SF1.2 
 7. Deck, Obera TC1.2 
 8. Stroud, Parque Sur1.1 
 9. Okoye, Salta Basket1.0 
 10. Moya, Hindu1.0 


TFB Round 4 of Semi-Finals. Deportivo Norte A. and Ramos Mejia reach Finals - by Eurobasket News

Deportivo Norte A. - Talleres TV 81-78

Deportivo Norte Armstrong held off Talleres TV to advance into Finals. They dominated early in the game and built a decisive lead in the opening quarter. Talleres TV cut a 15-point first quarter deficit to three at the end of the game. Rodrigo Gallegos (PG) scored 21 points and issued 9 assists to lead the winners. Gaston Garcia (177-PG-84) responded with 19 points for Talleres TV.
gschID: 547898


Ameghino - Ramos Mejia 52-62

Ramos Mejia upset Ameghino on the road and sealed their TFB Finals appearance. The game was mostly controlled by Ramos Mejia. Ameghino was better in second period 13-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Ameghino to just 6 points in first quarter.
gschID: 547897





TNA Round 3 of Finals. Estudiantes O. take 2-1 advantage - by Eurobasket News

Estudiantes O. - Comunicaciones 70-58

Estudiantes O. edged Comunicaciones to take 2-1 lead in the championship series. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 38-25 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Estudiantes O. made 25-of-31 free shots (80.6 percent) during the game. It was a good game for swingman Santiago Arese (196-87) who led his team to a victory with 12 points and 9 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Rodrigo Sanchez (200-89) contributed with 8 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Forward Nicolas Lauria (202-88) answered with 8 points and 12 rebounds and forward Cristian Romero (190-79) added 13 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Comunicaciones. Comunicaciones' coach Fernando Rivero rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Estudiantes O.: J.Gamazo 12+1reb, S.Arese 12+9reb+2ast, A.Brocal 11+4reb, D.Figueredo 10+3reb+2ast, E.Dominguez 10+4reb+2ast, R.Sanchez 8+11reb+2ast
Comunicaciones: C.Romero 13+6reb+1ast, G.Torres 11+2reb+2ast, A.Pau 9+3ast, G.Essengue 8+2reb+1ast, N.Lauria 8+12reb+1ast, N.Gimenez 6+6reb
gschID: 547873





Coach Nicolas Casalanguida leaves Obras Basket - by Eurobasket News

38-year old coach Nicolas Casalanguida left Obras Basket Buenos Aires (LigaA).
The previous (15-16) season Casalanguida coached at Regatas Corrientes.
Among other achievements his team was regular season runner-up in Argentinian LigaA North Group in 2015. Casalanguida received also Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian LigaA Coach of the Year award back in 2009, 2013 and 2014.
He has been coaching Argentinian Senior National Team between 2010 and 2017 and coached also U19 National Team in 2013.
Casalanguida has coached previously GECR Indalo.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



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

Ferrocarril - Quilmes MP 78-76

Ferrocarril held off Quilmes MP to even the series at 1-1. The hosts trailed by 7 points at the halftime before their 25-14 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was American-Puerto Rican Ramon Clemente (200-85, college: Wichita St.) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 15 rebounds. International point guard Franco Balbi (185-89) chipped in 17 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Guard Eric Flor (186-93) produced 33 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds and Enzo Ruiz (193-88, agency: DTMones) added 20 points respectively for the guests.
Top scorers:
Ferrocarril: R.Clemente 18+15reb+3ast, F.Balbi 17+9reb+6ast, M.Aguiar 10+2reb+2ast, L.Tantos 8+3reb+1ast, M.Cuello 8+2ast, J.Ignacio Alessio 8+3reb
Quilmes MP: E.Flor 33+5reb+3ast, E.Ruiz 20+2reb, L.Vildoza 9+3reb+5ast, T.Robinson 5, I.Basualdo 4+12reb+1ast, I.Clark 3+2reb+2ast
gschID: 547789


Estudiantes C. - Regatas C. 86-89

Regatas Corrientes rallied past Estudiantes to knot things up at 1-1. American guard Donald Sims (185-87, college: Appalachian St., agency: Pensack Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 26 points (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). The former international forward Pablo Espinoza (200-87) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American-Jordanian Dar Tucker (193-88, college: De Paul) replied with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and Cuban center Javier Justiz (205-92, agency: Pro Sports) added 17 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for Estudiantes C.Five Regatas Corrientes and four Estudiantes C. players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Regatas C.: D.Sims 26+2reb+3ast, P.Espinoza 15+10reb+4ast, P.Quinteros 14+4reb+2ast, F.Ramirez 12+4reb+3ast, C.Troutman 11+9reb, S.Vidal 7+1reb+2ast
Estudiantes C.: D.Tucker 21+7reb+4ast, J.Justiz 17+12reb+1ast, A.Marin 14+5reb+3ast, J.Glynn 12+6reb+1ast, J.Slider 11+2reb, S.Orresta 6+3reb+5ast
gschID: 547788


San Martin C. - Olimpico LB 86-73

San Martin Corrientes defeated Olimpico LB to celebrate the first win in the series. The game was mostly controlled by San Martin Corrientes. Olimpico de La Banda managed to win third quarter 26-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. San Martin Corrientes dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Olimpico de La Banda's 34. American power forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Inception Sports) scored 26 points (on 12-of-14 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and international Leonardo Mainoldi (203-85) chipped in 19 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) during the contest. Four San Martin Corrientes players scored in double figures. The former international Federico Van-Lacke (191-80) responded with 12 points and 5 assists and American power forward Justin Williams (206-84, college: Wyoming, agency: DTMones) scored 7 points and 10 rebounds. Olimpico de La Banda's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
San Martin C.: J.Wood 26+4reb+2ast, L.Mainoldi 19+4reb, F.Aguerre 11+2reb+3ast, L.Gonzalez 10+3reb, L.Faggiano 8+3reb+4ast, J.Pablo Cantero 7+2reb+3ast
Olimpico LB: F.Van Lacke 12+2reb+5ast, D.Nesbitt 11+5reb, M.Stanic 10+2reb+5ast, C.Buendia 8+1ast, J.Williams 7+10reb, A.Boccia 7+3reb+2ast
gschID: 547787


San Lorenzo - GECR Indalo 98-64

San Lorenzo eased past GECR Indalo to secure 2-0 lead. The game was mostly controlled by San Lorenzo. GECR Indalo was better in third quarter 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. San Lorenzo forced 19 GECR Indalo turnovers. They shot the lights out from three nailing 16 long-distance shots on high 53.3 percentage. San Lorenzo players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by GECR Indalo's players. International forward Gabriel Deck (199-95) notched 21 points to lead the effort and the former international point guard Nicolas Aguirre (188-88) supported him with 13 points and 9 assists. Four San Lorenzo players scored in double figures. Even 14 points and 9 rebounds by Uruguayan forward Federico Haller (198-88) did not help to save the game for GECR Indalo. Dominican center Eloy Vargas (211-88, college: Kentucky, agency: Duran International) added 7 points and 7 rebounds for the guests. 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:
San Lorenzo: G.Deck 21+1reb+2ast, N.Aguirre 13+2reb+9ast, S.Safar 11+1reb+4ast, C.Matias Sandes 11+5reb+4ast, A.Perez Kaufmann 10+4reb+1ast, J.Meyinsse 8+2reb
GECR Indalo: F.Haller 14+9reb, D.Romero 10+3reb+2ast, N.De los Santos 8+2reb+1ast, S.Johnson 7+4reb+2ast, M.Relphorde 7+3reb, E.Vargas 7+7reb+1ast
gschID: 547786





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  AZERBAIJAN  


Niklas Caner-Medley joins Estudiantes - by Eurobasket News

Estudiantes secured the services of Niklas Caner-Medley (203-F-83, college: Maryland, agency: BeoBasket). The forward penned a two-year deal with the Spanish team. Niklas Caner-Medley spent the last season in France. He played for Monaco. The forward notched 9.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game in ProA. In Champions League he averaged 6.6 points, 5.4 rebounds per appearance. Niklas Caner-Medley is not new to Madrid. He played for Estudiantes back in 2009/11 seasons.



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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  


Doornekamp re-signs at CB Canarias - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (Liga Endesa) confirmed in their roster 32-year old Canadian international forward Aaron Doornekamp (201-96kg-85, agency: Interperformances). He is a dual citizen owning also Dutch passport. Doornekamp played there last season. In 35 Liga Endesa games he had 12.3ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.5apg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Deutsche Bank Skyliners in German BBL where in 39 games he recorded 11.3ppg, 5.0rpg and 2.1apg. Doornekamp helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 17 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 9.1ppg, 4.5rpg and 2.0apg. Doornekamp contributed to his team winning the Cup.
He was voted CIS All-Canadian Player of the Year back in 2008.
Doornekamp was also a member of Canadian international program for some years. He played for Canadian Senior National Team between 2006 and 2015 and previously for U21 National Team in 2005.
Doornekamp represented Canada at the FIBA Americas in Mexico two years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 10 games: 3.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.5apg.
Doornekamp has played also professionally in Italy (Juvecaserta), Germany (Braunschweig) and Canada (Ravens).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BELGIUM  

Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Codi MILLER-MCINTYRE
  Leuven
  (190-G-94)
  Avg: 17.2
 1. Miller-M., Leuven17.2 
 2. Clark, Antwerp15.9 
 3. Tofi, Aalstar14.7 
 4. Demps, Mons-Hai.14.2 
 5. Tuttle, Limburg .14.1 
 6. Troisfontain., Aalst.14.1 
 7. Ubel, Brussels13.9 
 8. Channels, Kango.13.9 
 9. Ware, Antwerp13.6 
 10. Samhan, Leuven13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ANDERSON
  Antwerp
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Anderson, Antwerp7.8 
 2. Badji, Kangoeroes7.0 
 3. Amis, Aalstar6.9 
 4. Ubel, Brussels6.8 
 5. Samhan, Leuven6.6 
 6. Ware, Antwerp6.5 
 7. Tuttle, Limburg .6.1 
 8. Fields, Liege6.1 
 9. Simmons, Brussels6.1 
 10. Dowe, Brussels5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Codi MILLER-MCINTYRE
  Leuven
  (190-G-94)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Miller-M., Leuven5.8 
 2. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.5 
 3. Anderson, Limburg .4.9 
 4. Channels, Kango.4.8 
 5. Clark, Antwerp4.5 
 6. Loubry, Brussels4.4 
 7. Marnegrave, Spirou4.1 
 8. Bosco, Mons-Hai.3.9 
 9. Tuttle, Limburg .3.8 
 10. Hertay, Liege3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin PUNTER
  Antwerp
  (188-G-93)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Punter, Antwerp1.9 
 2. Miller-M., Leuven1.9 
 3. Bowman, Spirou1.5 
 4. Clark, Antwerp1.5 
 5. Simpson, Liege1.5 
 6. Channels, Kango.1.4 
 7. Tuttle, Limburg .1.4 
 8. Billbury, Leuven1.3 
 9. Hertay, Liege1.3 
 10. Muya, Brussels1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Bill AMIS
  Aalstar
  (206-PF-87)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Amis, Aalstar1.4 
 2. Boukichou, Oostende0.9 
 3. Fields, Liege0.9 
 4. Fusek, Spirou0.8 
 5. Ubel, Brussels0.8 
 6. Henry, Kangoeroes0.7 
 7. Bako, Leuven0.7 
 8. Olah, Mons-Hainaut0.6 
 9. Samhan, Leuven0.6 
 10. Ware, Antwerp0.6 


Telenet Oostende opens final with win - by Patrick Ceulemans

The first game from the Belgian final EuroMillions League brought a 78-70 (40-33 halftime) win for Telenet Oostende against Basic-Fit Brussels. Raso Katic was with Telenet Oostende good for 26 points and 7 rebounds. Corey Walden scored 18 points for the Belgian Champion. With Basic-Fit Brussels was Alex Lichodzijewski topscorer (14 points). Friday is in this best of five in Brussels the second game.
Telenet Oostende-Basic-Fit Brussels 70
Telenet Oostende: Walden 30, Mwema 7, Gillet 3, Salumu 3, Katic 26 , Boukichou 1, Djordjevic 5, Kuridza 0, Kesteloot 2, Newbill 13
Basis-Fit Brussels: Loubry 12, Dowe 2, N. Foerts 0, Lichodzijewski 14, Muya 0, Depuydt 4, Peciukevicius 11, Ubel 4, Bray 11, Simmons 12
Quarters: 22-15, 18-18, 23-17, 15-20



Euromillions League Round 1 of Finals. Oostende gain opening victory - by Eurobasket News

Oostende - Brussels 78-70

Oostende dropped Brussels in Game 1 of the title series. Oostende made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. 28 personal fouls committed by Basic-Fit Brussels helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of Serbian center Rasko Katic (208-80, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording 26 points. American guard Corey Walden (188-92, college: E.Kentucky) contributed with 18 points (made all of his seven free throws) for the winners. The former international point guard Domien Loubry (186-85) answered with 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international Aleksander Lichodzijewski (204-84) added 14 points in the effort for Basic-Fit Brussels. Five Basic-Fit Brussels players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Oostende: R.Katic 26+4reb, C.Walden 18+4reb+2ast, D.Newbill 13+5reb+2ast, J.Mwema 7+5reb, D.Djordjevic 5+2reb+1ast, P.Gillet 3+8reb+1ast
Brussels: A.Lichodzijewski 14+2reb+2ast, J.Simmons 12+4reb, D.Loubry 12+5reb+4ast, T.Bray 11+2reb+1ast, A.Peciukevicius 11+4reb+3ast, B.Ubel 4+4reb+2ast
gschID: 547794





Spirou keeps Fusek for another season - by Eurobasket News

Proximus Spirou Charleroi (Euromillions League) re-signed 22-year old Slovakian international center Michael Fusek (221-95, agency: Octagon Europe). He played there last season. In 28 Euromillions League games he recorded 4.2ppg and 3.3rpg. Fusek helped them to win the group title (twice). He also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged just 1.0ppg. Fusek has been regularly called to Slovakian Senior National Team since 2016.
He has played previously for another Belgian team Essor Charleroi.

Proximus Spirou Charleroi roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Keaton Grant

Forwards:
Scott Thomas
Seth Tuttle
Haris Delalic

Centers:
Rasko Katic
Amaury Gorgemans
Michael Fusek

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Delalic is back at Spirou, ex Bosna-Royal - by Eurobasket News

Proximus Spirou Charleroi (Euromillions League) signed 23-year old Bosnian international small forward Haris Delalic (202-94, agency: AproK Sports Group). It is actually his comeback to Spirou Charleroi as he has played here before. Delalic played last season at Bosna-Royal in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I. In 33 games he had 9.5ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.2apg. He helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals after they ended regular season as second best team. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Honorable Mention. Delalic also spent pre-season at Spirou Charleroi that year.
He represented Bosnia at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sarajevo (Bosnia) three years ago. Delalic's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 8 games: 5.6ppg, 1.9rpg, FGP-1 (88.2%), 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 75.0%.
Delalic has played also professionally for other Bosnia and Herzegovina teams like Bosnia for Kakanj Play Off.

Proximus Spirou Charleroi roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Keaton Grant

Forwards:
Scott Thomas
Seth Tuttle
Haris Delalic

Centers:
Rasko Katic
Amaury Gorgemans

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Gravelines keep Serron for another season - by Eurobasket News

BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral (ProA) re-signed 27-year old Belgian international guard Quentin Serron (190-93kg-90). He played there last season. In 15 ProA games he averaged 5.7ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.6apg.
The previous (15-16) season Serron played at Telenet BC Oostende (Scooore League) in Belgium where in 37 games he had 9.2ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the Supercup (also twice). It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League Domestic Player of the Year, selected to 2nd Team and selected to All-Domestic Players Team. Serron also played 15 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 8.1ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.3apg and 1.0spg.
Among other achievements Serron received Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League Most Improved Player of the Year award back in 2011.
He has been also a member of Belgian international program for some years. Serron has regularly played for Belgian senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
He also represented Belgium at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 5.8ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 47.4%, 3PT: 62.5%, FT: 66.7%.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bosnian U22 Prospects how they did in Europe this year! - by Chris Mathieu

Bosnian U22 Prospects how they did in Europe this year!

Edin Atic: Edin struggled to get on the court for AEK and received a loan to another Greek league team Aries Trikalla. It didn't improve his situation by much however and he still struggled to get minutes. He played 45 minutes for the club going 5-14 from the field including 1-6 from three. He's now had two less than impressive seasons back to back and is in need of having a breakout campaign before he is forgotten about by teams, talent only goes so far and Atic needs to have more production to establish himself as a professional.

Sandro Antunovic: He had a chance to get into 14 Croat league games for Kvarner 2010 averaging 5mpg 3ppg 1.2rbpg while shooting 62.1% from two. He has a chance to have a productive career in Europe as he is only 19 years old and has good length at 208cm.

Nedim Buza: A lost year due to a devastating injury with the National Team, he missed the entire season and only recently began light basketball activities. It looks like a long road back for the one time Phenom and adding insult to the injury BiH left him off the roster for the preliminary roster this summer. He was a surefire 2nd round NBA draft pick this summer until the injury happened; now it appears very unlikely.

Sani Campara: Sani played big minutes for Real Madrid II team playing in 16 games averaging 22mpg 6.8ppg 1.4rbpg 1.4aspg while shooting 59.5% from two and 81.3% from the FT line. He struggled shooting from three hitting only 24.2% but looks like he will be able to hit it with regularity once he adds some core strength. He still has physical limitations that will be hard to overcome but overall he remains a very good European level prospect for his team. He also played well for the team at the Adidas Next Generation Tournament.

Njegos Sikiras: He had some freak injuries and a contentious transfer from Italy but that finally was settled and he appears to be on track to have a big year next season. He was originally looking to move to Alba Berlin before signing with Fuenlabrada Spain.

Nedim Djedovic: He played ok for FC Barcelona II before getting his release and signing with Araberri in Spain. He played at about the same level with his new club averaging 7.3ppg and shooting well from two and three. He's got great size but lacks elite skills, killer instinct and is a passive player on the basketball court. It is really questionable how good of a career he will have, after once being considered a better prospect than his older brother Nihad.

Sandro Gacic: It's hard to believe seven years ago he was considered the best prospect of his generation in Europe by some. He has slowly developed into a solid player but questions about his commitment as well as health setbacks and a lack of elite athleticism has changed the trajectory for the young man. He played in 25 games averaging 27mpg 11.8ppg 3.2rbpg 2.2aspg 1.2stls while shooting 42.5% from two, 33.9% from three and 75% from the FT line. Bottom line his shooting, shot selection and athleticism will limit his prospects as a pro going forward.

Amar Gegic: An elite athlete with NBA level athletic profile, Amar moved on from Spars right before the season began. It took a while for him to get minutes on the court for Bayern II but when he did his massive skill set was on display for everyone to see. He played in 18 games averaging 22mpg 8.2ppg 2.9rbpg 2.9aspg while shooting 56.8% from two and 68.3% from the FT line. He has a chance to play minutes with the first team next year in Munich who has big ambitions in Europe.

Dino Kobic: Dino and his teammate Ibrahim Mulaomerovic struggled to get minutes on the court. He still has a chance to develop into a decent European level player.

Aleksandar Lazic: Lazic stayed healthy and played a major role for his club Dynamic BG. He has lost some of his elite athleticism from an earlier knee injury but is still a good athlete and an excellent rebounder for his size. He has no real standout attributes but is a solid glue guy who will have a long pro career if he stays healthy. He played in 37 games averaging 25mpg 8.2ppg 6.2rbpg 1.1aspg 1.2stls .8blks and shot 60.3% from two, 26.9% from three and 66.7% from the FT line. He is a solid outside shooter albeit sometimes a streak shooter from three.

Markus Loncar: His club Cedevita played in three leagues, though Loncar only played in the Croat domestic league. He was a solid contributor as a bench player for the team getting into 25 games and averaging 11mpg 4ppg 2.9aspg and shot 65% from two and 62.5% from the FT line. He and Marko Arapovic look like a solid combination at the center positon for the team going into the future.

Nikola Maric: The 18 year old Maric made it two the first division of Spain this season, an accomplishment in its self. For Andorra II he played in 20 games averaging 24mpg 11.9ppg 5.8rbpg 1.2aspg he shot 51.8% from two, 29.7% from three and 75.6% from the FT line. He is undersized but tough and smart and should have a long and productive career in front of him.

Amar Mehic: Amar was once considered the top prospect of his generation by Eurohopes, he has since fallen down that list since his productivity doesn't match his physical profile. He was considered the next Nurkic but those are lofty expectations no one can live up to. He simply is a much rawer, unrefined talent that needs to get a chance to get to work hard and refine his skills. He is exceedingly young to give up on but some of the early hyperbole was just unrealistic.

Lazar Mutic: Lazar was another player who received an insane amount of hype as a youngster, he hasn't live up to the hype but he is exceedingly young and should have plenty of time to develop. He is a bit undersized at 198cm but he may not be done growing yet since he is only 17 years old. He played in 16 games in Spain averaging 17mpg 5.8ppg 4.6rbpg but he struggled to score the basketball shooting 43.2% from two and 38.1% from the FT line. Unless he grows he will likely continue to struggle to convert inside, around the hoop.

Emir Sulejmanovic: Emir played very well in the ABA league but ran into some problems with his club near the end of the season. The team struggled financially and if he had a problem with the team it was likely in major part to the fact the team struggled to pay its players this season. He played in 57 games in the season in a total of four leagues! In 21 ABA league games he averaged 16mppg 7.2ppg 4rbpg while shooting 60.2% from two, 29.4% from three and 51.7% from the FT line. He recently announced a back injury that will keep him from representing BiH this summer.

Kenan Karahodzic: Kenan got into 26 games for Partizan but just didn't get a chance to crack the rotation for the team. His biggest chance to play came in the Champions League were he got into 12 games averaging 11mpg 2.8ppg 2.9rbpg while shooting 62.5% from two, 22.2% from three. He struggled shooting from three going 5-27 during the season. He shot much better from two but he loves to shoot from the outside and over half his shots from the field came from behind the three point line. He played very well for the BiH U20 team during the summer.

Ibrahim Mulaomerovic: Much like his teammate Kobic he struggled to get minutes with his team. He was invited to play for the U18 team along with Kobic but Ibrahim didn't make the team. He did get into five games early but only made a minimal impact. He scored 5pts with 4rbs on the season in 18 minutes.

Ibrahim Durmo: Durmo played very well for Spars this year his length, explosiveness and athleticism is impressive for a domestic player. He can put the ball on the floor and drive to the basket and can play multiple positions. He played in 28 games averaging 20mpg 9ppg 6.3rbpg while shooting 64.9% from two.

Fahrudin Manjgafic: Fahrudin is one of the best prospects in the first division of BiH basketball. He has slowly developed and become a better all-around player for his club. He has the chance to develop into a solid pro in the next few years. He played in 25 games and averaged 15mpg 4.8ppg 2.5rbpg while shooting 55% from two.

Dzanan Musa: Musa played in 60 games this year totaling from three leagues. He was the best player on many occasions for the club and is arguably the best prospect right now in Croatia. He is likely a lottery pick in next year's NBA draft, even with his limited athleticism. At 205cm he is simply overwhelming to most opponents but does struggle when facing elite athleticism. In 29 Croatian league games he averaged 22mpg 12.8ppg 3.3rbpg 1.8aspg while shooting 52.8% from two, 36.2% from three and 76.4% from the FT line.

Darko Talic: Darko got into 22 games in three leagues for Igokea. He played very well in limited minutes and has a bright career ahead of him as a pro guard in Europe for years to come. At 198cm he can play both SG and SF and is a solid shooter from the outside. He went 4-9 from three shooting 44.4% in the Bosnian league. He played in 23 minutes in the Champions league in two games going 3-8 from the field, scoring 9pts with 3rbs 1ass 1stl.

Other Countries National Teams

Milos Glisic: Milos burst onto the season five years ago and has peaked early. He is very limited athletically but he still has a good skill set and should have a solid career as a pro, given his shooting, ballhandling and high basketball IQ. He got into 12 games with Vrasac Swisslion averaging 11mpg 3.8ppg 2.1rbpg while shooting 60.6% from two. He struggled shooting from distance going 0-9 but has shown the ability to knock down that shot in the past. He would have been an elite player thirty years ago as his limits athletically wouldn't have been nearly as pronounced as they are today.

Borisa Simanic: Borisa is a legit NBA prospect; he has height, athleticism and the skill necessary to play in the greatest basketball league in the world. He lacks aggressiveness which is his biggest negative besides those who feel he is a bit stiff and mechanical even though he is a skilled player who has good athleticism. It will be interesting to see how he develops over the next 2-3 years. He played in 21 games but only averaged single digits in minutes in the three leagues he played in. He had the chance to play at the Nike Hoop Summit but his performance didn't stand out. In the Serbian league he shot 12-18 from the field including 4-9 from three. In the ABA league he shot 14-28 from the field including 7-17 from three. It was an extremely limited minutes almost exclusively in garbage time.

Elvis Keric: He has dropped off the radar due to injuries, physical limitations and the disappearance from the basketball landscape of his club Geoplin Slovan. The young player from Sanski Most was once very highly regarded from Europe but he's now 19 and has barely left an imprint in basketball so far, even though he has been given multiple opportunities including representing Slovenia internationally.

Dejan Kovacevic: Kovacevic didn't take the step forward many at Bayern were hoping this season. He played mostly at Bayern II with two other Bosnians Ivo Garic and Amar Gegic. He played in 22games averaging 22mpg 9.6ppg 4.1rbpg while shooting 57.4% from two, 31.6% from three and 74.3% from the FT line. He only played in one game for Bayern's first team. He is highly skilled but much like Simanic lacks what some would call a killer instinct.

Adnan Omeragic: Adnan has grown slow and steady since becoming a high level prospect for Spain five years ago. He has struggled with development and injuries but his team likes his play, the fact that he gives good effort, defends and can impact a game without scoring. In the EBA league he played in 26games averaging 15mpg 5.7ppg 2.6rbpg while shooting 47.7% from two, 28.8% from three and 71% from the FT line. He played 6 games with his first division club in Spain albeit in a very limited capacity going 2-6 from the field.

Darko Bajo: Darko played in 7 games for Cedevita in the Croatian league, he averaged 11mpg 3.4ppg 1.4rbpg while shooting 53.3% from two and 71.4% from the FT line. He is one of the best young prospects in the Balkans who has a high upside with his skill set and athleticism but still needs a lot of development.




Delalic is back at Spirou, ex Bosna-Royal - by Eurobasket News

Proximus Spirou Charleroi (Euromillions League) signed 23-year old Bosnian international small forward Haris Delalic (202-94, agency: AproK Sports Group). It is actually his comeback to Spirou Charleroi as he has played here before. Delalic played last season at Bosna-Royal in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I. In 33 games he had 9.5ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.2apg. He helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals after they ended regular season as second best team. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Honorable Mention. Delalic also spent pre-season at Spirou Charleroi that year.
He represented Bosnia at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sarajevo (Bosnia) three years ago. Delalic's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 8 games: 5.6ppg, 1.9rpg, FGP-1 (88.2%), 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 75.0%.
Delalic has played also professionally for other Bosnia and Herzegovina teams like Bosnia for Kakanj Play Off.

Proximus Spirou Charleroi roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Keaton Grant

Forwards:
Scott Thomas
Seth Tuttle
Haris Delalic

Centers:
Rasko Katic
Amaury Gorgemans

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Radnik celebrate Liga RS title - by Eurobasket News

Radnik celebrated Liga RS title as they won the Final series against Sutjesk1 3-2. In the decisive 5th game Radnik posted a 66-53 win for their triumph. Trailing 12-13 at the end of the first period, Radnik needed a strong second and then third quarters to seal the victory. Ceranic top-scored for the winners with 13 points and Kokorus posted 12. Gavric delivered 11, whilst Kecman notched 10. Bodiroga ended up with 12 points in a loss and Radovic netted 11.


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Pavel Ivanov signs at Balkan - by BGbasket

Balkan Botevgrad (NBL) landed 29-year old former international small forward Pavel Ivanov (200-90kg-88, agency: Interperformances) from Levski. He agreed to sign a 2-year contract with Balkan. In 24 NBL games last season he was the second best scorer with the impressive 19.6ppg, and recorded 4.5rpg and 2.7apg. It was a very successful year in his career as, he was selected to the Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League 3rd Team.
The previous season (2015-16) Ivanov played at Weber Bahia in the Argentinian LigaA, where in 19 games he averaged 7.9ppg and 1.8rpg.
Ivanov won the Bulgarian League championship title with Levski in 2014.
He was also a member of the Bulgarian international program for some years. Ivanov played for the Bulgarian Senior National Team between 2011 and 2014, including at the Qualifications for the European Championships 2015 four years ago, averaging 4.2ppg in 6 games.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Doornekamp re-signs at CB Canarias - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (Liga Endesa) confirmed in their roster 32-year old Canadian international forward Aaron Doornekamp (201-96kg-85, agency: Interperformances). He is a dual citizen owning also Dutch passport. Doornekamp played there last season. In 35 Liga Endesa games he had 12.3ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.5apg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Deutsche Bank Skyliners in German BBL where in 39 games he recorded 11.3ppg, 5.0rpg and 2.1apg. Doornekamp helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 17 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 9.1ppg, 4.5rpg and 2.0apg. Doornekamp contributed to his team winning the Cup.
He was voted CIS All-Canadian Player of the Year back in 2008.
Doornekamp was also a member of Canadian international program for some years. He played for Canadian Senior National Team between 2006 and 2015 and previously for U21 National Team in 2005.
Doornekamp represented Canada at the FIBA Americas in Mexico two years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 10 games: 3.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.5apg.
Doornekamp has played also professionally in Italy (Juvecaserta), Germany (Braunschweig) and Canada (Ravens).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sol Blazers edge Silver Bullets in the battle of top teams - by Eurobasket News

Sol Blazers caught up with Silver Bullets on top of League's standings. Sol Blazers outgunned their key rivals 92:89 in the key matchup of the week. Shaad O'Garro (199-F/G-90, college: Le Moyne-Owen) scored 34 points and grabbed 14 boards to pace the winners. Samuel O'Garro (195-G-88, college: Eckerd) added 30 points and 10 rebounds for Sol Blazers as they improved at 8-1 record. Davion Cotterell responded with 29 points for Silver Bullets. Peter Grant had 16 points in the loss.



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GKK Sibenik not give Ivanov a contract extension - by Zeljko Zule

GKK Sibenik decided not to activate the one-year extension clause in contract of Ive Ivanov (200-C-85) because of financial issues. He will leave 2017 Croatian A1 regular season champion after just one year at the club.
Ivanov averaged 15.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.3 blokcs in 29 Croatian A1 League games last season.
He grew up with Zadar and has already played for Borik and Zabok in his native Croatia plus Krka, with whom he won Slovenian Cup in 2016.



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Chris Wright Hosting Pro Exposure Camp - by David Pick

OKC's D-League high-flyer Chris Wright is hosting a Pro Exposure Camp in Dayton, Ohio, between June 30th to July 2nd, to help propel athletes who are looking to start or continue their professional careers.

Wright, a former University of Dayton forward with stints in the NBA, D-League, Euroleague and EuroCup -- including a 2016 championship ring with Maccabi Rishon Lezion of the Israeli Association -- has gathered a selective group of professional coaches from overseas, with NBA and Euro coaches and players to partake in his camp. Guests include Sharon Drucker , a 15-plus year veteran and architect of winning teams in Israel, Russia and Greece on the highest levels outside the NBA. Drucker won the 2004 EuroCup and 2005 EuroChallenge titles, and formed Wright's winning squad from 2016. Also invited is former NBA guard Jannero Pargo, who played overseas for David Blatt, and is a former 14-year NBA veteran.

"This camp will give players the opportunity to play and compete in front of scouts and coaches from the NBA, Europe, the D-League and South America. Strategically and hand selected coaches with NBA and international experience that knows exactly what it takes to exceed expectations at the highest of levels," Wright said. "You will be able to display your professionalism on and off the court which goes a long way with management."

The camp will provide three days filled with breakfast, motivational speaking (business, finances, and post career planning), proper dieting exercising, yoga, doctor evaluation of players injured or experiencing discomfort with their body, followed by lunch and ending with drills and five on five play.

Wright has conquered the importance of being a person of high character and exemplifying what a true professional should look like. He knows that one day the ball will stop bouncing and makes a cautious effort to spread awareness on career goals and future planning for life after sports. Although he is still in the prime of his career, he has a strong passion for helping others try and reach their goals.



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Stats Leaders - LIDOBA

Points Per Game
 Gerardo SUERO
  Indios SFM
  (196-G-89)
  Avg: 31.5
 1. Suero, Indios SFM31.5 
 2. Santana, Titanes .22.8 
 3. Gaines, Metros S.20.2 
 4. Rembert, Titanes .19.3 
 5. Foster, Huracane.19.3 
 6. Guzman, Soles SD19.0 
 7. Rhett, Leones SD18.8 
 8. Carter, Huracane.18.3 
 9. Suero, Indios SFM17.8 
 10. Bailey, Reales LV17.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jhonatan ARAUJO
  Leones SD
  (208-C-96)
  Avg: 12
 1. Araujo, Leones SD12.0 
 2. Santana, Titanes .10.0 
 3. Suero, Indios SFM9.3 
 4. McCombs, Soles SD8.8 
 5. Mitchell, Metros S.8.8 
 6. Horford, Titanes .8.8 
 7. Jones, Caneros LR8.8 
 8. Rhett, Leones SD8.6 
 9. Glenn, Metros S.8.3 
 10. Guzman, Soles SD6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Elias SOLIMAN
  Caner.
  (--)
  Avg: 5
 1. Soliman, Caner.5.0 
 2. Ruiz, Soles SD4.8 
 3. Glenn, Metros S.4.7 
 4. Dicent, Metros S.4.5 
 5. Miller, Leones SD4.2 
 6. Fortuna, Leones SD4.2 
 7. Rhett, Leones SD4.0 
 8. De-Leon, Metros S.4.0 
 9. Maye, Reales LV3.7 
 10. Siggers, Titanes .3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Weyinmi ROSE
  Huracanes PP
  (196-G/F-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Rose, Huracanes PP2.8 
 2. Valdez, Huracane.2.7 
 3. Beidler, Caneros LR2.4 
 4. Scott, Caneros LR1.6 
 5. Suero, Indios SFM1.5 
 6. Gaines, Metros S.1.5 
 7. Dicent, Metros S.1.5 
 8. Siggers, Titanes .1.4 
 9. Perez, Titanes .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 .1.4 
 4. Evangelista, Caner.1.3 
 5. Garcia, Indios SFM1.3 
 6. Rhett, Leones SD1.0 
 7. Rose, Huracanes PP1.0 
 8. Salas-Flores, Indios S.1.0 
 9. McCombs, Soles SD1.0 
 10. Freeman, Caner.1.0 


Gilder is back at Caneros de La Romana, ex Panteras - by Eurobasket News

Caneros de La Romana (LNB) agreed terms with 32-year old American power forward Trey Gilder (206-100kg-85, college: Northwestern State). It is actually his comeback to La Romana as he has played here before. Gilder played last season at Panteras in Venezuelan LPB league. In 32 games he had very impressive stats: 22.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 3.3apg and 1.1spg.
The previous (15-16) season Gilder played at Panteras (also in LPB) where in 35 games he was the best scorer with remarkable 23.1ppg and averaged 5.6rpg, 3.0apg and 1.5spg (in top 5). Gilder helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Quite impressive season as he was named to Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LPB 1st Team, All-Imports Team and Latinbasket.com Venezuelan LNB All-Imports Team.
In 2008 he was drafted by Colorado 14ers (D-League) in second round (31st overall).
The former Northwestern State standoutis in his tenth season in pro basketball.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
Gilder won D-League Southwest Division championship title in 2009.
He is quite experienced player. Gilder has played in seven different countries on four different continents (Europe, Latin America, Australia and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Australia (Kings), Croatia (KK Zagreb), Dominican Rep., Mexico (Halcones UV Xalapa), Venezuela (Guaros de Lara 2 and Trotamundos), NBA (Utah Jazz and Memphis Grizzlies) and D-League (Sioux Falls Skyforce, Austin Spurs and Westchester Knicks).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Dominican Rep. LNB round 4 best performance: Maurice Carter - by Eurobasket News

Naturalized American Guard Maurice Carter (183-G-83) had a great game in the last round for Huracanes PP, receiving a Usbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 33-year old player was the main contributor (24 points and nine assists) to his team's victory, helping them to edge out Reales LV (#8, 1-4) 112-108. Huracanes PP is placed at 4th position in Dominican Rep. LNB. Huracanes PP 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 2-2 record. In the team's last game Carter had a remarkable 57.1% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Huracanes PP, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Former Robert Morris University star has very solid stats this year. Carter is in league's top in points (8th best: 18.3ppg) and averages impressive 51.7% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 25-year old Miguel Evangelista (91) of Caneros LR. Evangelista had a very good evening with a double-double of 17 points and 16 rebounds. Of course Caneros LR cruised to a 77-66 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked Titanes Licey (#6, 2-3). This victory allowed Caneros LR to leave bottom place moving a little bit up to 7th position in the standings. 4 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Caneros LR managed to get this year. Evangelista is one of the most experienced players at Caneros LR and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was Spanish forward Edward Santana (203-F/C-80) of Titanes Licey (#6). Santana scored 24 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Santana's great performance Titanes Licey lost 66-77 to slightly lower-ranked Caneros LR (#7, 1-4). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Titanes Licey ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 3 games, recording just two victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Santana could help Titanes Licey to bring them higher in the standings. Santana has a great season in Dominican Republic. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 22.8ppg (2nd best) and rebounds with 10.0rpg (2nd best). Edward Santana has also Dominican Rep. passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Augustine Okosun (210-C-86) of Reales LV - 21 points and 7 rebounds
5. Robert Glenn (203-PF-89) of Metros STGO - 15 points, 7 rebounds and 12 assists
6. Tony Mitchell (203-F-92) of Metros STGO - 14 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
7. James Maye (201-G/F-81) of Reales LV - 18 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists
8. Ollie Bailey (201-G/F-85) of Reales LV - 20 points and 7 rebounds
9. Jason Siggers (194-SF-85) of Titanes Licey - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Ramon Ruiz (188-G-83) of Soles SD - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 4 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 4: Titanes Licey loses to Caneros LR in the biggest upset of the week - by Eurobasket News

After 4 rounds played we can already see who rules in the LNB and who belongs to weaker ones.

The most shocking disappointment of round 4 was a road defeat of 4th ranked Titanes Licey (2-3) to eighth ranked Caneros LR (1-4) 77-66. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 47-34 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Caneros LR made 8 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of Miguel Evangelista (-91) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points, 16 rebounds and 4 blocks and American guard Ryan Scott (191-86, college: Johnson C. Smith) who added 11 points and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side naturalized Spanish power forward Edward Santana (203-80) responded with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 13 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Caneros LR left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with Reales LV. Titanes Licey at the other side dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. Caneros LR is looking forward to face higher ranked Soles SD (#5) in Santo Domingo in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Titanes Licey will play on the road against the league's leader Leones SD having rather not much hope for a victory.
The game in La Vega was also worth to mention about. Fifth ranked Huracanes PP (2-2) played at the court of 7th ranked Reales LV (1-4). Huracanes PP managed to secure a 4-point victory 112-108. The winners were led by naturalized American guard Maurice Carter (183-83, college: Robert Morris) who scored that evening 24 points and 9 assists and Kevin Foster supported him with 20 points and 9 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws). Even 18 points and 7 assists by the former international swingman James Maye (201-81, college: NC-Greensboro) did not help to save the game for Reales LV. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Huracanes PP moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Soles SD. Reales LV lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom position with four games lost. They share it with Caneros LR. Huracanes PP will play against league's second-placed Metros STGO in Santiago in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Reales LV will play at home against Indios SFM (#3) to get more than just one victory in their record.
Third ranked Metros STGO (4-2) crushed at home 7th ranked Reales LV (1-4) by 17 points 90-73, which is the biggest margin this round on Tuesday night. Robert Glenn fired a double-double by scoring 15 points, 7 rebounds and 12 assists for the winners. Augustine Okosun produced 21 points and 7 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) for lost side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Metros STGO moved-up to second place. Reales LV lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom position with four games lost. They share it with Caneros LR. Metros STGO will meet Huracanes PP (#4) in the next round. Reales LV will play against Indios SFM (#3) and hope to win that game.

In the last game of round 4 Soles SD won against Titanes Licey on the opponent's court 85-77.

Metros STGO - Reales LV 90-73

Third ranked Metros STGO (4-2) crushed at home 7th ranked Reales LV (1-4) by 17 points 90-73, which is the biggest margin this round on Tuesday night. Reales LV was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Metros STGO looked well-organized offensively handing out 31 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Reales LV's players. American Robert Glenn (203-89, college: IUPUI) fired a double-double by scoring 15 points, 7 rebounds and 12 assists for the winners. The other American import Frank Gaines (191-90, college: IPFW) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds. Four Metros STGO players scored in double figures. Nigerian-American center Augustine Okosun (210-86, college: Kaiser) produced 21 points and 7 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) and naturalized American Antonio Pena (204-86, college: Villanova) added 18 points respectively for lost side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Metros STGO moved-up to second place. Reales LV lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom position with four games lost. They share it with Caneros LR. Metros STGO will meet Huracanes PP (#4) in the next round. Reales LV will play against Indios SFM (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Reales LV: A.Okosun 21+7reb, A.Pena 18+2reb+3ast, O.Bailey 8+2ast, J.Maye 6+3reb+3ast, V.Martinez 5+2reb+1ast, R.Beato 5
Metros STGO: F.Gaines 19+5reb+2ast, R.Glenn 15+7reb+12ast, T.Mitchell 14+6reb+2ast, N.Morillo 13+5reb+2ast, A.Filion 8+4reb+3ast, A.De Leon 6+1reb+3ast
gschID: 546038


Caneros LR - Titanes Licey 77-66

The most shocking disappointment of round 4 was a road defeat of 4th ranked Titanes Licey (2-3) to eighth ranked Caneros LR (1-4) 77-66. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 47-34 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Caneros LR made 8 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of Miguel Evangelista (-91) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points, 16 rebounds and 4 blocks and American guard Ryan Scott (191-86, college: Johnson C. Smith) who added 11 points and 4 assists during the contest. Scott is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Caneros LR players scored in double figures. At the losing side naturalized Spanish power forward Edward Santana (203-80) responded with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 13 rebounds and American Jason Siggers (194-85, college: Albany) scored 18 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Caneros LR left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with Reales LV. Titanes Licey at the other side dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. Caneros LR is looking forward to face higher ranked Soles SD (#5) in Santo Domingo in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Titanes Licey will play on the road against the league's leader Leones SD having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Titanes Licey: E.Santana 24+13reb+2ast, J.Siggers 18+5reb+2ast, C.Perez 11+6reb+4ast, K.Perez 5+4reb+1ast, J.Horford 4+9reb, J.Fortuna 2+2reb+3ast
Caneros LR: M.Evangelista 17+16reb+1ast, R.Scott 11+2reb+4ast, A.Freeman 11+3reb, E.Soliman 10+1reb+4ast, A.Williams 8+1reb+1ast, O.Sanchez 8+5reb
gschID: 546039


Titanes Licey - Soles SD 77-85

There was a minor upset in San Cristobal where 4th ranked Titanes Licey (2-3) was defeated by sixth ranked Soles SD (2-2) 85-77 on Monday. Soles SD looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Guard Ramon Ruiz (188-83) fired 19 points and 4 assists for the winners. Power forward Manuel Guzman (204-82, college: Bemidji St.) chipped in 20 points. Four Soles SD players scored in double figures. Naturalized Spanish power forward Edward Santana (203-80) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds and American Jason Siggers (194-85, college: Albany) added 20 points and 6 assists respectively for lost side. Titanes Licey's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Soles SD moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Huracanes PP. Loser Titanes Licey dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. Soles SD will meet at home Caneros LR (#7) in the next round. Titanes Licey will play against the league's leader Leones SD in Santo Domingo and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Titanes Licey: E.Santana 20+10reb+3ast, J.Siggers 20+4reb+6ast, P.Rembert 15+2reb+5ast, C.Perez 8+2reb+2ast, D.Moquete 8+4reb, C.Paniagua 4+3reb
Soles SD: M.Guzman 20+4reb+2ast, R.Ruiz 19+4reb+4ast, B.Martinez 11+6reb, A.Louis 10+5reb+2ast, D.McCombs 9+9reb+1ast, R.Tamarez 6+4reb+4ast
gschID: 546037


Reales LV - Huracanes PP 108-112

The game in La Vega was also worth to mention about. Fifth ranked Huracanes PP (2-2) played at the court of 7th ranked Reales LV (1-4). Huracanes PP managed to secure a 4-point victory 112-108. Huracanes PP players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Reales LV was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. The winners were led by naturalized American guard Maurice Carter (183-83, college: Robert Morris) who scored that evening 24 points and 9 assists and Jamaican Kevin Foster (203-89, college: Fresno St., agency: Haylett Sports) supported him with 20 points and 9 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws). Even 18 points and 7 assists by the former international swingman James Maye (201-81, college: NC-Greensboro) did not help to save the game for Reales LV. American swingman Ollie Bailey (201-85, college: Oklahoma City) added 20 points and 7 rebounds for lost side. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Huracanes PP moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Soles SD. Reales LV lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom position with four games lost. They share it with Caneros LR. Huracanes PP will play against league's second-placed Metros STGO in Santiago in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Reales LV will play at home against Indios SFM (#3) to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Reales LV: O.Bailey 20+7reb+1ast, J.Maye 18+3reb+7ast, A.Pena 15+7reb+5ast, Y.Minaya 15+1reb+4ast, A.Okosun 10+8reb, J.Bonilla 8+3reb
Huracanes PP: M.Carter 24+1reb+9ast, L.Jacobo 22+6reb+1ast, K.Foster 20+9reb+1ast, B.Polanco 15+5reb+1ast, W.Rose 14+6reb+1ast, M.Martinez 10+8reb
gschID: 546036





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Taiwan celebrate title in Nagano - by Eurobasket News

FINAL
South Korea - Taiwan 64-77
Taiwan celebrated the first ever EABA title. They rallied past South Korea in the Final in Nagano today. Quincy Davis (206-F/C-83, college: Tulane) had another pivotal performance for Taiwan as he scored 21 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to pace the winners. South Korea jumped to an early lead. They raced off to a 20:15 advantage. Taiwan responded with a 24:14 surge in the second term to secure a 39:34 halftime advantage. They poured in 24 points in the third term to open a 12-point lead. Taiwan held South Korea to just 13 points in the fourth quarter and marched to the triumph. Cheng Liu (192-F-90) delivered 23 points for the champions. Heo Il-Young (197-F-85) responded with 18 points for South Korea. Jong-Hyun Lee (206-C-94) had 13 points and 7 rebounds in the defeat.
3-4 Place
China - Japan 58-76
Japan wrapped up their Nagano campaign on a winning note. They dropped China in the consolation final and claimed the Bronze medals at the championship. Ira Brown (193-F-82, college: Gonzaga) came up with 21 points and 11 rebounds to pace the hosts. Japan set the tone in the opening frame. They went on a 26:9 run to clear off. Japan protected the lead throughout the reminder of the contest and marched to the victory. Kosuke Takeuchi (206-C/F-85) delivered 11 points for the winners. Zhao Yanhao (195-F-97) responded with 20 points for China. Jinqiu Hu (208-C-97) had 14 points and 14 rebounds in the loss.



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

Chalchuapa - Marquense 49-69

Marquense overcame Chalchuapa in the opener. Marquense forced 28 Chalchuapa turnovers. American power forward Anthony Moe (206, college: Millersville) fired a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Point guard Julio Barrera (173-90) chipped in 13 points. Four Marquense players scored in double figures. American center Marc Montavious (206-90, college: Georgetown, KY) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds and point guard Francis Carcamo (167-98) added 10 points respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Chalchuapa: M.Montavious 21+13reb+3ast, F.Carcamo 10+2ast, L.Castillo 6+1reb+1ast, F.Ramos 4+3reb+1ast, C.Mejia 2+3reb, F.Garcia 2+2reb
Marquense: A.Moe 24+10reb+3ast, J.Barrera 13+3reb+2ast, M.Artiga 12+3reb+3ast, H.Salazar 10+2reb, C.Sorto 5+2reb+1ast, R.Guevara 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 547864


ExSAL ST - Thunder 86-67

ExSAL coasted past Thunder in Game 1 of the series. It looked good early as Thunder took a 7-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then ExSAL ST had a 20-12 second period charge getting the lead and Thunder was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 67-86. ExSAL ST forced 20 Thunder turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Jaywuan Hill (203-89, college: SW Baptist) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds. Point guard Eduardo Cabrera (174-94) contributed with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Mauricio Montes answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 22 rebounds and Marlon Aguilera added 16 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Thunder. Thunder's coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Thunder: M.Montes 20+22reb+1ast, M.Aguilera 16+6reb, D.Ferrin 9+5reb+2ast, C.Rivera 8+5reb+3ast, O.de Leon 8+6reb+4ast, D.Aguilar 4+4reb+1ast
ExSAL ST: J.Hill 21+14reb+3ast, E.Cabrera 15+6reb+4ast, B.Marroquin 14+7reb, C.Garcia 9+3reb, W.Melendez 9+5reb+7ast, W.Sanchez 8+5reb+3ast
gschID: 547866


ADB - Izalco 86-109

Izalco beat ADB to take 1-0 lead in the series. Izalco outrebounded ADB 58-43 including a 32-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 31 assists. American swingman Marcus Thomas (191-95, college: Rosemont) stepped up with a triple-double by scoring 36 points (!!!), 21 rebounds, 19 assists and 5 steals for the winners and forward Julio Crespin (184-97) chipped in 32 points. Four Izalco players scored in double figures. Izalco's coach felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side Hector Landaverde (-92) responded with 35 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 5 assists and Cesar Canizales (-81) scored 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists.
Top scorers:
ADB: H.Landaverde 35+6reb+5ast, C.Canizales 21+7reb+4ast, J.Gonzalez 20+6reb+4ast, H.Pacas 4+9reb+1ast, M.Marroquin 2+5reb+3ast, C.Rodriguez 2+4reb+1ast
Izalco: M.Thomas 36+21reb+19ast, J.Crespin 32+3reb+1ast, G.Galdamez 12+11reb+4ast, S.Leon 10+4reb+2ast, V.Maya 8+5reb+1ast, H.Vigil 5+3reb
gschID: 547863


ABA - San Marcos 61-77

San Marcos overwhelmed ABA on the road to open win count. San Marcos brought some defensive toughness making 9 blocks. Nicaraguan center Barthel Lopez (213-89) nailed a double-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds and 7 blocks for the winning side and guard Emilio Abullarade (187-89) accounted for 14 points and 5 rebounds. Five San Marcos players scored in double figures. Jamaican-American forward Devin Thompson (199-80, college: St.Peter's) came up with 27 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and Jonathan Roque added 14 points and 10 rebounds respectively for ABA in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
ABA: D.Thompson 27+6reb+4ast, J.Roque 14+10reb, J.Zometa 5+2reb+1ast, M.Vasquez 4+2reb+2ast, A.Ojeda 3, I.Martinez 2
San Marcos: R.Diaz 15+1reb+3ast, B.Lopez 15+11reb+3ast, E.Abullarade 14+5reb+3ast, M.Martinez 12+5reb+2ast, L.Gomez 10+3reb+4ast, E.Recinos 6+1reb
gschID: 547865





Asocoacion Baloncesto de Apopa signs Devin Thompson - by Eurobasket News

Asocoacion Baloncesto de Apopa (Liga Superior) signed experienced 37-year old American (has also Jamaican passport) forward Devin Thompson (199-80, college: St.Peter's). He played this summer at Brujos Izalco in the Liga MB. In 34 games he had 7.6ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.4apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Thompson's team made it to the El Salvador Liga Mayor Clausura Semifinals in 2016. He was also voted Latinbasket.com All-El Salvador Liga Mayor Torneo Clausura Honorable Mention in 2016.
Thompson has played on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally also in Sweden (Norrkoping Dolphins), Entertainment team (Harlem Globetrotters) and El Salvador (Denver-FAS San Salvador, Cosmos and Canarios).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Asocoacion Baloncesto de Apopa.
Thompson attended St. Peter's College until 2003 and it will be his 15th (!!!) season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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San Marcos sign Barthel Lopez, ex Leones - by Eurobasket News

San Marcos (Liga Superior) signed 28-year old Nicaraguan center Barthel Lopez (213-89). He played this summer at Leones in Nicaraguan LNB league.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Lopez's team made it to the El Salvador Liga Mayor Clausura Semifinals in 2016. He was also voted Latinbasket.com All-El Salvador Liga Mayor Torneo Clausura 2nd Team in 2016.
Lopez has played previously professionally in El Salvador (Isidro Metapan).

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FC Barcelona and Giorgos Barzokas to split ways - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona are set to part ways with head coach Giorgos Bartzokas . The Greek specialist spent a forgettable season with the Spanish powerhouse. FC Barcelona failed to make it into the playoffs in EuroLeague. They also lost to Valencia in the first round of ACB playoffs. Previously Bartzokas worked with Larissa, Panionios, Olympiacos and Lokomotiv Kuban. He was named All-EuroLeague Coach of the Year back in 2013.



Baskonia keeps Shengelia through 2020 - by Eurobasket News

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa) re-signed 26-year old Georgian forward Tornike Shengelia (206-100kg-91) to a new three-year deal. He has played there for the last three seasons. In 31 Liga Endesa games he averaged 10.5ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.3apg last season. Shengelia helped them to make it to the semifinals.
In 2012 he was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) in second round (54th overall).
Among other achievements Shengelia received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships Honorable Mention award in 2015.
He represented Georgia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 17.2ppg, Reb-4 (8.0rpg), 2.0apg, FGP: 66.7%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 83.3%.
Shengelia is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium (Spirou Charleroi and VOO Verviers Pepinster), NBA (Chicago Bulls and Brooklyn Nets), Spain (Valencia Basket and Valencia 2) and D-League (Springfield A.).
Let's have closer look into Shengelia's outlook: (by Giovanni Conte for NBADraft.net in 2012)
A natural small forward, but can also play with his back to the basket, thanks to his physical strength ... He's an agile player with skills in various parts of the game: he can shoot, dribble and also play off the ball adroitly .... Physically is strong and athletic, so he can be a good rebounder for the position. His first step is not a strength. On defense he can struggle in the post when he plays power forward, and on the perimeter with the quickness of small forwards ... He has to improve his efficiency on free throws and develop the range and consistency to shoot behind the arc ..
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Anadolu Efes sign Ricky Ledo, ex Baskonia - by Eurobasket News

Anadolu Efes Istanbul (BSL) signed 25-year old American small forward Ricky Ledo (201-88kg-92, college: Providence). He finished last season at Baskonia in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 7 games he averaged 9.4ppg and 2.4rpg in ACB. Previously he played for Yesilgiresun in Turkey. In BSL his stats read 21.2ppg and 6.3rpg.
In 2013 he was drafted by Milwaukee Bucks (NBA) in second round (43rd overall). The former Providence College staris in his fifth season in pro basketball.
He has played on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Ledo has played previously professionally in Puerto Rico (Santeros), NBA (Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks) and D-League (Texas Legends and Reno Bighorns).
He could be described: Had a lanky frame and a sweet shooting stroke in his high schools days, now he's a 6'6" guard that not only could stretch the defense with his outside shooting but could also finish inside with the best of them. He needs of further work in various parts of the game, but he's yet very good in scoring quickly out from the bench, even at NBA level.

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Janis Timma (ex Zenit) is a newcomer at Baskonia - by Eurobasket News

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old Latvian international small forward Janis Timma (201-102kg-92). He has played for the last two years at Zenit in Russian VTB league. In 28 VTB United League games he recorded 12.6ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.4apg and 1.3spg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to VTB United League All-Star Game.
In 2013 Timma was drafted by Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) in second round (60th overall).
Among other achievements his team made it to the VTB United League Semifinals in 2016. Timma received also Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Forward of the Year award in 2016.
He has been also a member of Latvian international program for some years. Timma has regularly played for Latvian senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
He also represented Latvia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 7.2ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.2apg, FGP: 63.6%, 3PT: 34.4%, FT: 66.7%.
Timma has played also professionally for other Latvian teams like Barons Riga, Ventspils, Liepaja/Triobet, Keizarmezs and DU/Swedbank.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A very athletic forward with a strong body and quick legs. He's a great shooter, with a very quick release. He can create his own shot from off the dribble as well as shoot coming off screens. Defends very well even on bigger opponents thanks to his powerful body, needs to improve in continuity during each game.

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Coach Andrea Trinchieri extends contract with Brose Baskets - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Brose Baskets Bamberg (BBL) re-signed 49-year old Italian coach Andrea Trinchieri (agency: SPORTlab Agency). Trinchieri has coached there for the last three years. He helped them to win the cup.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Trinchieri won German Bundesliga championship title for two years in a row (2015 and 2016). He was selected to Head Coach: German Bundesliga All-Star Game in 2016. The specialist was named All-Bundesliga Coach of the Year back in 2015.
He has coached previously professionally in Russia (Unics Kazan) and Italy (Armani Milano and AV Cantu).

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St.Pete Tide demolish Bradenton - by Eurobasket News

St.Pete Tide demolished Bradenton in one of the latest games in FBA. They dominated the whole game posting 134-76 win. St.Pete Tide improved to a 5-1 record one win away from Palm Beach that is on top with a 6-1 record. The latter survived a thriller against SE Royals beating them 76-74. The Royals fell at 2-4 record.


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Lampen re-signs at Lahti - by Eurobasket News

Lahti Basketball (1st Division) confirmed in their roster 18-year old point guard Eemeli Lampen (172-99). He played there last season. In two 1st Division games he recorded just 2.5ppg and 1.0rpg.
Lampen was selected to U16 National Team in 2015.
He has played previously for Namika Lahti.

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Matias Suvanto Signs With Augusta Men's Basketball - by Eurobasket News

Augusta University head men's basketball coach Dip Metress announced the signing of Matias Suvanto (6'4''-SF-97), an incoming freshman from Finland, who will join the Jaguars for the 2017-18 season. Matias Suvanto (Helsinki, Finland) is a 6-2 guard who competed with Helsinki Basketball Academy. Suvanto played for Helinski from 2013-2017 and also for the Finland national team during his high school career. "Matias is an international experienced player who has played for his country on numerous occasions," Metress said. "He gained invaluable experience playing with the best players in Finland and was able to fine tune his game to be able to make an impact as an incoming freshman." Suvanto averaged 8.4 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per game during his senior year at HBA. The Jaguars return to official competition in November for the 2017-18 season.
Courtesy of: augustajags.com



BC Nokia lands Vincent Council, ex Koroivos - by Eurobasket News

BC Nokia (Korisliiga) landed 27-year old American point guard Vincent Council (188-82kg-90, college: Providence). He played most recently at ASA Koroivos Amaliadas in Greek A1 league. In 17 games he averaged 5.8ppg, 3.6rpg and 3.1apg in 2015-16 season.
The previous (14-15) season Council played at A.G.O Rethymno Aegean (also in A1) where in 29 games he had 10.2ppg, 3.4rpg, 4.8apg (top 5) and 1.2spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Co-Newcomer of the Year, selected to All-Imports Team and selected to 2nd Team.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Council has played also professionally in Israel (Hapoel Tel Aviv).
He attended Providence College until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

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Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Cameron CLARK
  Chalon
  (201-G/F-91)
  Avg: 18
 1. Clark, Chalon18.0 
 2. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.5 
 3. Cobbs, Gravelines16.9 
 4. Gibson, Gravelines16.8 
 5. Roberson, Chalon16.3 
 6. Rush, Nancy15.9 
 7. Prepelic, Limoges15.8 
 8. Young, Chalons-.14.8 
 9. Warren, Nanterre14.4 
 10. Dorsey, Le Portel14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Fall, Chalon8.7 
 2. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.8.7 
 3. Solomon, Gravelines8.0 
 4. Hassell, Le Portel7.7 
 5. Poirier, Paris-Le.7.5 
 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. Dorsey, Le Portel1.6 
 8. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 9. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.6 
 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. Cain, Chalons-Reims1.0 
 7. Otule, Antibes1.0 
 8. Trasolini, Nancy0.9 
 9. Koffi, Pau-Lacq.0.8 
 10. Poirier, Paris-Le.0.8 


Antoine Diot selected the top French playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Antoine Diot
Antoine Diot
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Antoine Diot (193-89, currently plays in Spain). He could not help one of league's weakest teams Valencia Basket (23-9) in their last game. Despite Diot's very good performance Valencia Basket was badly defeated 90-70 on the road by the second-ranked Baskonia. He was the second best scorer with 16 points. Diot also added 4 rebounds and dished 6 assists in 30 minutes on the court. This year Diot averages: 8.3ppg, 2.1rpg, 4.1apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 48.3%, 3FGP: 32.7% and FT: 84.1% in 34 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the French senior national team.

Thomas Heurtel
Thomas Heurtel
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Thomas Heurtel (189-89, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Turkey). Heurtel was not able to help one of league's weakest teams one of league's weakest teams Anadolu Efes (23-7) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite his very good performance Anadolu Efes was crushed 91-65 in a derby game by the second-ranked Besiktas. Heurtel was the top scorer with 15 points. He also added 5 passes. Heurtel has relatively good stats this season: 11.8ppg, 2.2rpg, 6.7apg, 2FGP: 44.8%, 3FGP: 39.1% and FT: 77.1%. He is in the roster of the French senior national team.

Nando De Colo
Nando De Colo
   #3. The French player who performed third best last week abroad was an international shooting guard Nando De Colo (196-87, currently plays in VTB United League). De Colo was the major contributor in CSKA's victory against the fourth-ranked Lokomotiv (19-5) 74-66 in the VTB United League on Wednesday night. He scored 13 points in 23 minutes. CSKA Moscow (22-2) is placed first in group A. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. De Colo has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 16.9ppg, 2.5rpg, 4.8apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 66.9%(83-124), 3FGP: 41.6% and FT: 92.1%(93-101) in 21 games. De Colo is also a member of the French senior national team.

Fabien Causeur
Fabien Causeur
   #4. Shooting guard Fabien Causeur (195-87, currently plays in Germany) contributed to an easy victory against the seventh-ranked EWE Baskets (18-14) crushing them 96-60 in the German BBL last Sunday. Causeur recorded 10 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists in 18 minutes. Brose Baskets Bamberg (29-3) is placed second in the BBL. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. This year Causeur has relatively solid stats: 11.7ppg, 4.0rpg and 2.9apg in 33 games. He is also French national team player.

Rodrigue Beaubois
Rodrigue Beaubois
   #5. International guard Rodrigue Beaubois (185-88, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Baskonia (23-9) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Beaubois' good performance Baskonia was defeated 75-69 in Valencia by the lower-ranked Basket (#3). He scored 10 points. Beaubois has reliable stats this season: 10.9ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.9apg. He plays currently for the French national team.

Alpha Kaba
Alpha Kaba
   #6. Power forward Alpha Kaba (209-96, also represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Serbia) led Mega Leks to a victory against the closely-ranked Partizan (12-2) 102-98 in the Serbian KLS in Saturday night's game. Kaba scored 13 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in a mere 17 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. BC Mega Leks (9-5) is placed fourth in the KLS. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Second Stage. And that game will be critical. This year Kaba's overall stats are: 9.0ppg and 8.2rpg in 14 games. He is U20 international player who is currently on the French National Team roster.

Leo Westermann
Leo Westermann
   #7. Former international guard Leo Westermann (197-92, another player represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Lithuania) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Lietkabelis (25-11) crushing them 97-58 in the Lithuanian LKL on Saturday night. Westermann scored 6 points and added 5 assists in 21 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 Westermann's total stats are: 6.7ppg, 2.7rpg and 3.8apg in 41 games. He used to play for the French national team two years ago.

Nobel Boungou-Colo
Nobel Boungou-Colo
   #8. Forward Nobel Boungou-Colo (202-88, agency: Alti Sport, currently plays in VTB United League) managed to help BC Khimki Moscow Region in a victory against the closely-ranked Zenit (21-3) 90-84 in the VTB United League last Sunday. He scored only 2 points in 24 minutes. BC Khimki Moscow Region (19-5) is placed third in group A. Boungou-Colo has averaged so far 7.8ppg and 3.7rpg in 25 games. He used to play for the French national team back in 2015.

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

   #1. Kim Tillie (210-PF-88, college: Utah, currently plays in Spain) could not help Baskonia (23-9) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite his good performance Baskonia was edged 83-82 at home by the lower-ranked Valencia Basket (#3). Tillie recorded 11 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Tillie's overall stats this season are: 6.4ppg and 3.5rpg. He has a dual citizenship: Dutch and French.

   #2. Elishay Kadir (202-PF-87, agency: Avi Zilberman, currently plays in Israel) was the major contributor in a Maccabi Rishon's victory against the second-ranked Hapoel Eilat (21-12) 70-63 in the Israeli Winner League last Thursday. Kadir scored 12 points, had 7 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion (17-16) is placed seventh in the Winner League. Kadir's total stats this season are: 8.3ppg, 5.7rpg and 2.0apg. He is another player who holds two passports: French and Israeli.

   #3. Experienced Afik Nissim (185-PG-81, also represented by Avi Zilberman, currently plays in Israel) was not able to help Hapoel Eilat in their game against Maccabi Rishon (17-16) in the Israeli Winner League. Nissim scored 9 points. But Hapoel Eilat was defeated 82-77 on their home court in Eilat by the lower-ranked Maccabi Rishon (#7). It's Nissim's fifth season with the team. He has averaged so far 9.2ppg and 1.3apg. Nissim has both French and Israeli nationalities.

   #4. Rodrigue Maza (208-PF-91, college: Academy of Art, currently plays in Switzerland) was not able to secure a victory for Monthey (18-7) in their game against Geneve Lions (15-10) in the Swiss LNA. Despite his good performance on Tuesday night Maza scored 12 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Maza has averaged so far 5.5ppg and 2.5rpg.

   #5. Mikael Maruotto (201-SF-91, currently plays in Switzerland) is a teammate of previously mentioned Rodrigue Maza and both played together in the last Swiss LNA game. Maruotto couldn't help Monthey (18-7) in their game against Geneve Lions (15-10), despite his good performance in Tuesday night's game. He scored 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 30 minutes. But the second-placed Monthey (18-7) was edged 83-82 on their home court in Monthey by the lower-ranked (#4) Geneve Lions in the Places 1-6 group. It's Maruotto's first season with the team. Maruotto's stats this year are: 11.8ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.3apg in 36 games he played so far. He also holds two passports: French and Swiss.

   #6. Paul Gravet (204-PF-95, currently plays in Switzerland) contributed to a Geneve Lions' victory against the second-ranked Monthey 95-90 in the Swiss LNA last Saturday. Gravet scored 8 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. He has averaged so far 4.7ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.1apg. Gravet holds both French and Swiss passports. Despite his French nationality, Gravet previously played for the Swiss U20 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the French team.

   #7. Robert Manson (203-F/C-86, college: Loyola, LA, currently plays in Australia) couldn't help Ipswich Force in their game against Townsville Heat in the Australian State League (second division), despite his good performance on Friday night. He scored 11 points in a mere 18 minutes. But his team was edged 115-112. Manson has averaged so far 2.8ppg and 3.0rpg in six games. He has French and Australian nationalities.



ProA Round 4 of Semi-Finals. Chalon enter Finals - by Eurobasket News

Paris-Levallois - Chalon 55-82

Chalon rolled past Paris-Levallois on the road to secure ProA Finals birth. The game without a history. Chalon/Saor led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 19-of-23 free shots (82.6 percent) during the game. American players dominated the game. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard John Roberson (180-88, college: Texas Tech) who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 6 assists and 4 steals. Guard Lance Harris (195-84, college: Kansas St.) contributed with 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Point guard Louis Campbell (190-79, college: Buffalo) replied with 14 points and 9 rebounds and guard Jason Rich (191-86) added 11 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Paris-Levallois. Paris-Levallois' coach Frederic Fauthoux gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Paris-Levallois: L.Campbell 14+9reb+3ast, J.Rich 11+5reb+6ast, L.Labeyrie 10+8reb+1ast, C.Eliezer-Vanerot 8+1reb, L.Sane 5+1reb, G.Oniangue 3+1reb
Chalon: J.Roberson 20+3reb+6ast, L.Harris 16+5reb, C.Clark 11+6reb+2ast, A.Bouteille 9+1reb+2ast, M.Fall 8+4reb+3ast, E.Ibekwe 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 547896


ASVEL - Strasbourg 64-68

Strasbourg celebrated the second straight road win over ASVEL to even the series at 2-all. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international guard Paul Lacombe (195-90, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 7 rebounds and American-FYR Macedonian Romeo Travis (201-84, college: Akron) who added 13 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Strasbourg IG's coach Vincent Collet allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. At the losing side international Charles Kahudi (199-86) responded with 14 points and naturalized Guyanese Livio Jean-Charles (202-93, agency: BeoBasket) scored 14 points.
Top scorers:
ASVEL: L.Jean-Charles 14+4reb, C.Kahudi 14+4reb, C.Ware 11+2reb+4ast, D.Nelson 8+5reb+3ast, B.Sy 6+4reb+1ast, D.Watkins 4+4reb+2ast
Strasbourg: P.Lacombe 18+7reb, R.Travis 13+9reb+2ast, J.Leloup 11+4reb, A.Slaughter 9+3ast, F.Ntilikina 6+3reb+3ast, E.Murphy 6+4reb
gschID: 547861





Orleans keep Sommerville for another season - by Eurobasket News

Entente Orleans 45 (ProA) re-signed experienced 35-year old American forward Marcellus Sommerville (200-102kg-82, college: Bradley). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 29 ProA games he recorded 13.8ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.5apg last season.
In 2006 Sommerville was drafted by Atlanta Krunk Wolverines (CBA) in second round (15th overall).
He attended Bradley University and it is his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Sommerville played in the final of French ProA in 2012. He received also Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Honorable Mention award in 2008, 2013 and 2016.
Sommerville is a very experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America) in six different countries. Sommerville has played previously professionally also in Argentina (Regatas Corrientes), Belgium (Belfius Mons Hainaut), Germany (s Oliver Baskets), Hungary and Turkey (Aliaga) and France (Cholet Basket, Paris Levallois, Le Mans, Chorale de Roanne and Sluc Nancy).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Orleans.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Experienced Player, excellent versatility inside/outside player. Creates tough match-ups for opponents can play multiple positions 3 and 4. Aggressive defensively and very competitive, loves the challenge of guarding opponents best guard/forward. Team Player has the ability to play one on one. Great 3pt shooter and good decision maker. Good rebounder and very physical inside player.

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McAlarney re-signs at Orleans - by Eurobasket News

Entente Orleans 45 (ProA) confirmed in their roster 30-year old American point guard Kyle McAlarney (183-87, college: Notre Dame). He has played there for the last four seasons. In 26 ProA games he had 12.5ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.5apg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others McAlarney's team won French Supercup in 2013. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Honorable Mention back in 2014.
McAlarney is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Greece (AE Ikaros Kallitheas), Israel (Ironi Nahariya) and D-League (Springfield A. and Fort Wayne Mad Ants).
McAlarney attended University of Notre Dame until 2009 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.
He could be described: Labeled too tiny and too slow to play the 2 position, he showed game after game that he can play. If he won' t be able to play in NBA (but not bet on this..), his great outside shooting touch and hustle will grant him a long professional career abroad.

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Brian Conklin agreed terms with Limoges - by Eurobasket News

Limoges CSP Elite (ProA) inked 28-year old American forward Brian Conklin (198-109kg-89, college: St.Louis). He played most recently at JSF Nanterre (ProA). In 34 games he recorded 8.9ppg and 3.1rpg last season. Conklin helped them to win the cup.
He ended the previous (2016) season at Leones in Dominican Rep. LNB where in 31 games he averaged 14.8ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.8apg in 2016 season. A very good year in his career as he was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Dominican Rep. LNB Honorable Mention. But the most of that year Conklin spent at Piratas in Puerto Rican BSN. In 40 games he had very impressive stats: 15.4ppg, 6.4rpg, 2.1apg and 1.0spg in 2016 season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Puerto Rican BSN Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements Conklin received Australiabasket.com All-Australian NBL Forward of the Year award in 2015.
He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Latin America, Australia and of course North America). Conklin has played previously professionally in New Zealand (Sharks), Australia (Townsville Crocodiles) and Puerto Rico (Cangrejeros).
He attended Saint Louis University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

Limoges CSP Elite roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Axel Bouteille

Forwards:
Brian Conklin
William Howard

Center:
Timothee Bazille

Coach: Kyle Milling

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Shuler left Monaco - by Eurobasket News

31-year old American shooting guard Jamal Shuler (192-91kg-86, college: VCU) left AS Monaco Basket (ProA). In 26 games he recorded 11.4ppg, 3.0rpg and 3.5apg. He helped them to win the cup.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Shuler was voted Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Import Player of the Year in 2016.
He has played also professionally in Germany (Gladiators), Ukraine (Khimik) and France (Sluc Nancy, JA Vichy and JSF Nanterre).
Shuler attended Virginia Commonwealth University until 2008 and it is his tenth season as a professional player.

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Hugo Dumortier joins Boulogne - by Eurobasket News

SO Maritime Boulogne (ProB) added to their roster 24-year old shooting guard Hugo Dumortier (195-93) from BC Orchies. In 32 NM1 games he had 8.1ppg, 2.8rpg and 2.9apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Dumortier played at Boulazac Basket where in 29 ProB games he recorded 5.3ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.2apg. He helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals.
Dumortier was a member of French U18 National Team back in 2011.
He has played previously for two other teams: Gravelines Dunkerque and Monaco.

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Brian Conklin may join Limoges - by Eurobasket News

Limoges CSP Elite (ProA) is close to sign 28-year old American forward Brian Conklin (198-109kg-89, college: St.Louis) who played last time at JSF Nanterre. In 34 ProA games he recorded 8.9ppg and 3.1rpg last season. He helped them to win the cup.
Conklin ended the previous (2016) season at Leones in Dominican Rep. LNB where in 31 games he averaged 14.8ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.8apg in 2016 season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Dominican Rep. LNB Honorable Mention. But the most of that year he spent at Piratas in Puerto Rican BSN. In 40 games he had very impressive stats: 15.4ppg, 6.4rpg, 2.1apg and 1.0spg in 2016 season. A very good year in his career as he was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Puerto Rican BSN Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements Conklin received Australiabasket.com All-Australian NBL Forward of the Year award in 2015.
Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Latin America, Australia and of course North America). Conklin has played previously professionally in New Zealand (Sharks), Australia (Townsville Crocodiles) and Puerto Rico (Cangrejeros).
He attended Saint Louis University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

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Eurobasket.com All-French NM1 Awards 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Eurobasket.com All-French NM1 1st Team 2017
Xane d'Almeida
d'Almeida
Olivier Romain
Romain
B.J. Monteiro
Monteiro
Vyacheslav Bobrov
Bobrov
Ludovic Vaty
Vaty

Finals MVP: Vyacheslav Bobrov (201-F-92) of Quimper
Player of the Year: B.J. Monteiro (196-F/G-90) of Caen
Guard of the Year: Xane d'Almeida (181-PG-83) of Lourdes
Forward of the Year: Vyacheslav Bobrov (201-F-92) of Quimper
Center of the Year: Ludovic Vaty (206-C-88) of Lourdes
Bosman Player of the Year: Vyacheslav Bobrov (201-F-92) of Quimper
Import Player of the Year: B.J. Monteiro (196-F/G-90) of Caen
Domestic Player of the Year: Ludovic Vaty (206-C-88) of Lourdes
Defensive Player of the Year: Michael Craion (195-F-89) of Lorient
Coach of the Year: Laurent Foirest of Quimper

1st Team
PG: Xane d'Almeida (181-PG-83) of Lourdes
PG: Olivier Romain (180-PG-88) of Chartres
F/G: B.J. Monteiro (196-F/G-90) of Caen
F: Vyacheslav Bobrov (201-F-92) of Quimper
C: Ludovic Vaty (206-C-88) of Lourdes

2nd Team
PG: Deremy Geiger (180-PG-90) of SAP Vaucluse
G: Thomas Cornely (190-G-91) of Caen
F: Gregg Thondique (201-F-87) of Gries/Oberhoffen
F: Michael Craion (195-F-89) of Lorient
C: Demarco Cox (203-C-90) of Challans

3rd Team
PG: Ovidijus Varanauskas (188-PG-91) of Gries/Oberhoffen
SG: Valentin Correia (192-SG-93) of Souffel
F: Karim Gourari (204-F-89) of RAC Basket
F/C: Nemanja Kovanusic (204-F/C-93) of ALS Basket
C: Moustapha Diarra (204-C-87) of Caen

Honorable Mention
Ruphin Kayembe (200-F/C-92) of Souffel
Giedrius Staniulis (205-C/F-91) of Souffel
Kyle Tresnak (208-C-92) of GET Vosges
Ron Anderson (205-F/C-89) of RAC Basket
Will Felder (201-F-91) of RAC Basket
Zarko Rakocevic (204-C/F-84) of Orchies
Benjamin Smith (178-PG-87) of Orchies
Perris Blackwell (205-F-91) of ALS Basket
Jerrold Brooks (183-PG-91) of ALS Basket
Jonathan Mitchell (201-F-87) of Chartres
Rolandas Jakstas (202-F-92) of Gries/Oberhoffen
Steffon Bradford (198-F/C-77) of St Vallier
Jared Newson (196-F-84) of Lorient
Ricardo Alliman (201-F-87) of SAP Vaucluse
Bennet Davis (206-F-84) of SAP Vaucluse
Desmond Quincy-Jones (201-PF-85) of Vitre
Rokas Uzas (202-F-88) of Angers BC
Daviin Davis (193-G/F-85) of Rennes



Paris-Levallois add Fevrier to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Paris-Levallois (ProA) added to their roster 18-year old forward Ivan Fevrier (203-99). He has played for the last three seasons at Centre Federal du Basket-Ball in the NM1. In 34 games he recorded 12.7ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.1apg and 1.2spg last season.
Despite young age Fevrier had impressive career. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-World Championships U17 Honorable Mention in 2016.
He represented France at the European Championships U18 in Samsun (Turkey) last year. Fevrier's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 6 games: 4.2ppg, 2.7rpg.

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Gravelines keep Serron for another season - by Eurobasket News

BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral (ProA) re-signed 27-year old Belgian international guard Quentin Serron (190-93kg-90). He played there last season. In 15 ProA games he averaged 5.7ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.6apg.
The previous (15-16) season Serron played at Telenet BC Oostende (Scooore League) in Belgium where in 37 games he had 9.2ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the Supercup (also twice). It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League Domestic Player of the Year, selected to 2nd Team and selected to All-Domestic Players Team. Serron also played 15 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 8.1ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.3apg and 1.0spg.
Among other achievements Serron received Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League Most Improved Player of the Year award back in 2011.
He has been also a member of Belgian international program for some years. Serron has regularly played for Belgian senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
He also represented Belgium at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 5.8ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 47.4%, 3PT: 62.5%, FT: 66.7%.

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Rabotnicki is the new U18 champion - by Mario Divanisov

The Final4 tournament of the U-18 championship was held last weekend at SC "Kale" where KK Rabotnicki AD Skopje managed to end KK Vardar Skopje's domination and become the new title holder of this youth selection.

Gorjan Gjorgievski's squad showed their title ambitions starting from the semi-finals where they managed to overcome their eternal rival KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom with 98-60. The game was equal only in the first quarter (18-16), but as of the start of the second period the "red and white"s took their stand. By the half time they already had a 19 point advantage (48-29). Their domination continued trough the second half of the game, winning the rebound battle with huge 54-27 for a place in the finals.
Andrej Jovanovski played an amazing game leading the winning team with 22 points, 5 assists and 5 steals, while Damjan Krstevski added 17 points and 5 rebound. For MZT Skopje, Bojan Lazarevski added 22 points and 8 rebound, while Martin Trsunov finished the game with 12 points and 4 rebounds.

In the second semi-final game Vardar Skopje manged to grab a 88-80 win over Shkupi Skopje on the hand of an excellent performance in the second half. Shkupi started the game with a 25-18 first quarter on the wings of Edin Redzep who scored 15 of the points from the "away" team. Vardar manged to consolidate by the end of the first half, but yet did not make an impact on the game. Unlike the first half, Vardar managed to justify the favorite role in the second half of the game. On the wings of the great team play, following by an excellent shooting behind the arc, Vardar managed to come from behind and enter the last quarter with a deficit of only 2 points (56-58) only to continue the excellent performance in the last 10 minutes of the game. By scoring 32 points in the last quarter Velev's squad did not let the game slip away for the third consecutive final in three years.
Gjorgi Milosevic was the first name in the Vardar team with 19 points, 6 assists and 5 rebound, while Danilo Monev followed his team mate's performance with 18 points.
Enis Redzep had a wonderful game for the loosing side with 27 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds, Elesa Kamberi added 24 points and 7 rebound, while Valmir Kakruki finished with a double-double of 21 points and 11 rebounds.

As an intro to the final, MZT Skopje managed to grab a 83-74 win over Shkupi for the third place in the tournament. Shkupi once again played an excellent game that didn't manage to win. By winning the second and third quarters with 23-15 and 24-18 the "guests" had a double digit lead entering the last 10 minutes of the game (64-54), but once again manged to slip it loose. MZT Skopje played excellent defense in the last quarter and only allowed Miftari's team to score 10 points, while an excellent performance in the attack gave MZT Skopje 29 points for a win at the end.
This time the leader of MZT Skopje was Damjan Misa with a double-double of 24 points and 11 rebounds, while Martin Trsunov and Bojan Lazarevski scored 16 points and 9 rebound, and 15 points and 8 rebounds.
Valmir Kakruki's domination followed a new double-double of 23 points and 20 rebounds (!!!), while Enis Redzep added 19 points and 9 assists.

The final game was not close at all as KK Rabotnicki AD Skopje was crowned the tittle holder by a mile. A brilliant performance on both ends of the court gave Rabotnicki a 41-12 lead at the half that Vardar did not manage to come back from (78-60).
The MVP of the tournament, Andrej Jordanovski once again led his squad with 21 points, 6 rebound and 5 assists, Marko Anastasov added 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists, while Damjan Krstevski finished the game with a double-double od 18 points and 17 rebounds (!!!).
The captain, Robert Stojanov was the first name in the Vardar team with 19 points and 5 assists, while Gjorgji Miloshevski added 13 points and 3 rebounds.

The youth selections finals continue this week as the U-14 and U-16 tournaments are jet to be held.



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Baskonia keeps Shengelia through 2020 - by Eurobasket News

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa) re-signed 26-year old Georgian forward Tornike Shengelia (206-100kg-91) to a new three-year deal. He has played there for the last three seasons. In 31 Liga Endesa games he averaged 10.5ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.3apg last season. Shengelia helped them to make it to the semifinals.
In 2012 he was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) in second round (54th overall).
Among other achievements Shengelia received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships Honorable Mention award in 2015.
He represented Georgia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 17.2ppg, Reb-4 (8.0rpg), 2.0apg, FGP: 66.7%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 83.3%.
Shengelia is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium (Spirou Charleroi and VOO Verviers Pepinster), NBA (Chicago Bulls and Brooklyn Nets), Spain (Valencia Basket and Valencia 2) and D-League (Springfield A.).
Let's have closer look into Shengelia's outlook: (by Giovanni Conte for NBADraft.net in 2012)
A natural small forward, but can also play with his back to the basket, thanks to his physical strength ... He's an agile player with skills in various parts of the game: he can shoot, dribble and also play off the ball adroitly .... Physically is strong and athletic, so he can be a good rebounder for the position. His first step is not a strength. On defense he can struggle in the post when he plays power forward, and on the perimeter with the quickness of small forwards ... He has to improve his efficiency on free throws and develop the range and consistency to shoot behind the arc ..
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By Eurobasket Data Center

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Michael Dixon selected the top Georgian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Michael Dixon
Michael Dixon
   #1. This week's number one is an international guard Michael Dixon (186-90, agency: Diamond Sports, college: Memphis, currently plays in Greece). He led AEK Athens to a victory over the closely-ranked Aris (15-11) 71-60 in the Greek A1 in Saturday night's game. Dixon was MVP of the game. He scored 19 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 6 assists in 32 minutes on the court; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Dixon's third season in pro basketball. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. AEK Athens (19-7) is placed third in the A1. Dixon has relatively good stats this year: 11.5ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.9apg, 2FGP: 51.2%, 3FGP: 29.9% and FT: 75.0% in 32 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Dixon is currently a member of the Georgian senior national team. Strangely he has never played in Georgia.

Marquez Haynes
Marquez Haynes
   #2. Second place goes to former international point guard Marquez Haynes (191-86, college: Texas Arlington, currently plays in Italy). Haynes could not help Umana Venezia (21-9) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite his very good performance Umana Venezia was defeated 96-83 on the road by the lower-ranked Scandone AV (#3). Haynes was the top scorer with 19 points. He also added 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists. This season Haynes has relatively solid stats: 11.8ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.4apg, 2FGP: 44.8%, 3FGP: 39.2% and FT: 80.9%. He is a naturalized American. Haynes played for the Georgian national team in 2011. Apparently he has never played in Georgia.

Richard Hickman
Richard Hickman
   #3. The Georgian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international guard Richard Hickman (189-85, college: NC-Greensboro, currently plays in Italy). Hickman was not able to help Armani Milano (23-7) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his good performance the league leader Armani Milano was crushed 88-64 in Trento by the lower-ranked Dolomiti En. TR (#4). Hickman was the second best scorer with 11 points. It's Hickman's first season with the team. He has reliable stats this year: 10.6ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.8apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 49.6%, 3FGP: 40.6% and FT: 71.4%. Hickman is a naturalized American. He played for the Georgian national team three years ago. Interesting that Hickman has never played in Georgia.

Zaza Pachulia
Zaza Pachulia
   #4. An experienced center Zaza Pachulia (211-84, currently plays in NBA) contributed to an easy victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers (51-31) crushing them 113-91 in the NBA last Thursday. He recorded 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in only 14 minutes. The Golden State Warriors have a very solid 67-15 record this season. This year Pachulia averages: 6.1ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.7apg in 82 games. He is also Georgian national team player.

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

   #1. Will Thomas (203-PF-86, agency: Two Points, currently plays in Spain) led Valencia Basket to a victory against the closely-ranked Baskonia (23-9) 85-77 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Monday night. Thomas recorded 15 points in 25 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Valencia Basket (23-9) is placed third in the Liga Endesa. It's Thomas' first season with the team. This year he averages: 6.1ppg and 4.4rpg in 39 games he played so far. Thomas is a naturalized American. He used to play for Army Sport Klub Tbilisi in Georgian league.

Other top Georgian players, who play abroad:

Tornike Shengelia (206-F-91) plays for Baskonia in Spanish Liga Endesa
Viktor Sanikidze (203-F-86) plays for Aris in Greek A1
Corey Fisher (186-PG-88) plays for Lietuvos rytas in Lithuanian LKL
Jacob Pullen (184-PG-89) plays for Khimki in Russian VTB
Nika Darbaidze (202-PF-98) plays for UCAM Murcia in Spanish Liga Endesa
Beka Burjanadze (201-PF-94) plays for Andorra in Spanish Liga Endesa
Giorgi Shermadini (217-C-89) plays for Andorra in Spanish Liga Endesa
Taurean Green (183-PG-85) plays for Bnei Hasharon in Israeli Winner League
Quinton Hosley (201-F-84) plays for Arak in Iranian Superleague
Duda Sanadze (196-G-92) plays for KK Primorska in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM

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



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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. Odum, Wuerzburg15.3 
 9. Lewis, Bayreuth15.3 
 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. Searcy, Vechta6.7 
 7. Morgan, Ratiopharm6.7 
 8. Qvale, EWE Baskets6.5 
 9. Knight, Jena6.5 
 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. Balvin, B.Muenchen0.8 


Coach Andrea Trinchieri extends contract with Brose Baskets - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Brose Baskets Bamberg (BBL) re-signed 49-year old Italian coach Andrea Trinchieri (agency: SPORTlab Agency). Trinchieri has coached there for the last three years. He helped them to win the cup.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Trinchieri won German Bundesliga championship title for two years in a row (2015 and 2016). He was selected to Head Coach: German Bundesliga All-Star Game in 2016. The specialist was named All-Bundesliga Coach of the Year back in 2015.
He has coached previously professionally in Russia (Unics Kazan) and Italy (Armani Milano and AV Cantu).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Malte Schwarz Returns Back To The Mitteldeutscher BC - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

After two years away from Weissenfels and testing the three point area in Goettingen, Malte Schwarz (188-G-89, agency: Court Side) will return to an old stomping ground with the Mitteldeutscher BC. Schwarz is a 28 year old 188cm guard that brings seven years of BBL experience and 219 BBL games to 2004 Fiba Europe cup winner MBC. Last season for BG Goettingen he played 30 games averaging 2,8ppg and 1,0apg. Two seasons ago with BG Goettingen he played 31 games averaging 3.7ppg, 1.4rpg, 1.6apg: "I am happy that we could get back an absolute identity figure. He was able to stay in the league in all 7 BBL years and I am convinced that he will help us reach our season goals with his playing quality, BBL experience and charachter", stressed MBC manager Martin Geissler.

Schwarz started his basketball career in 2006 with the Bramfelder SV Hamburg (2.Regionalliga) playing 19 games and averaging 14 ppg. In the 2007-2008 season he made the next step to SC Rist Wedel (Regionalliga) playing 18 games averaging 8.5ppg. He then played with Phoenix Hagen from 2008-2011 helping the team move up to the BBL in 2009. He then played with MBC from 2011-2015 helping the team move up to the BBL in 2012 where he played 25 games averaging 6.8ppg, 1.4rpg, FGP: 57.1%, 3PT: 38.9%, FT: 88.0%. From 2012-2015 he played 100 BBL games with MBC. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been German NBBL All-Star Game -08, German U20 National Team -09, German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Runner-Up -09, and German 2.Bundesliga Pro B (Group North) Regular Season Champion -11.

Source:Mitteldeutscher BC




Mario Blessing Moves To SC Rist Wedel - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Mario Blessing (188-G-92, college: USC Upstate) will combine basketball and school and play for SC Rist Wedel this season. Blessing is a 25 year old 188cm guard that will give experience to the Pro B team while seeking his masters at the North Academy. Last season the German played for the Hamburg Towers (ProA) playing 24 games avergaing 1.3ppg, 1.2rpg. "His playing style fits perfectly in our system. He will be a deciding factor for us on offense and help us with his leadership", stressed Christoph Rocquette.

He started his basketball career with SV Tuebingen and then moved to Erdgas Ehingen/Urspringschule (ProB) in 2008 where he played trhee seasons. In 2011 he gave an NCAA career a chance and played with USC Upstate (NCAA) playing 137 games and as a senior played 36 games averaging 4.2ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.6apg. In 2015 he returned back to Germany and played for rent4office Nuernberg (ProA) playing 31 games averaging 3.9ppg, 1.5rpg, 2.1apg. "Last season I thought about starting my masters. I felt it was very interesting that I could play basketball with Wedel and do my masters at the same time. I feel very comfortable in Hamburg. The cooperation between Hamburg and Wedel is a good thing that I want to be a part of. I am looking forward to starting my masters and playing at a high level", stressed Mario Blessing.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been German U16 National Team -08, European Championships U16 Division B in Sarajevo (Bosnia) -08 (Gold) (Gold): 8 games: 2.5ppg, 1.1rpg, German U18 National Team -10, Albert Schweitzer International Tournament in Mannheim (Unofficial World Championships U18) -10, European Championships U18 in Vilnius (Lithuania) -10: 7 games: 0.4ppg, 1.0rpg, German 2.Bundesliga Pro B (Group South) Regular Season Champion -11, German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Champion -11, German U20 National Team -12, European Championships U20 in Slovenia -12: 5 games: 1.2ppg, 1.2rpg
A-Sun Tournament Semifinals -13, 14, A-Sun All-Academic Team -14, 15, Capital One NCAA Division I Academic All-District 4 1st Team -15
A-Sun Tournament Finalist -15, and All-A-Sun Scholar-Athlete of the Year -15.

Source:SC Rist Wedel







BBL Round 2 of Finals. Brose Baskets celebrate second straight win - by Eurobasket News

EWE Baskets - Brose Bask. 76-88

Brose Baskets outgunned EWE Baskets on the road to take 2-0 lead in the Finals. Brose Baskets shot the lights out from three sinking 15 long-distance shots on high 60.0 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. French Fabien Causeur (195-87) scored 21 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Italian Nicolo Melli (205-91) chipped in 18 points and 6 rebounds (perfect from downtown making all five shots) during the contest. Four Brose Baskets players scored in double figures. Brose Baskets' coach Andrea Trinchieri used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American center Brian Qvale (210-88, college: Montana) responded with 19 points and his fellow American import swingman Rickey Paulding (196-82, college: Missouri) scored 18 points and 4 assists.
Top scorers:
EWE Baskets: B.Qvale 19+4reb+1ast, R.Paulding 18+1reb+4ast, F.Massenat 11+3ast, M.De Zeeuw 9+13reb, D.Kramer 8+3reb, C.Kramer 5+3reb+8ast
Brose Bask.: F.Causeur 21+6reb+3ast, N.Melli 18+6reb+1ast, J.Strelnieks 14+2reb+4ast, D.Miller 12+7reb+2ast, E.Harris 6+1reb, D.Theis 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 547780





Stefan Ilzhoefer is a newcomer at Trier - by Eurobasket News

ROMERSTROM Gladiators Trier (ProA) strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old forward Stefan Ilzhoefer (202-93kg-95). He has played for the last two seasons at Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt in the BBL. BBL was a little too high level for him, where in 28 games he recorded just 1.5ppg and 1.1rpg last season. ProA will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Ilzhoefer's team made it to the InterContinental final.
He was selected to NBBL All-Star Game back in 2013.
Ilzhoefer represented Germany at the European Championships U18 Division B in Strumica (FYR Macedonia) four years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 6.3ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 61.5%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 40.0%.
Ilzhoefer has played previously for BSG Basket Ludwigsburg.

ROMERSTROM Gladiators Trier roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kyle Dranginis
Lucien Schmikale

Forwards:
Justin Alston
Stefan Ilzhoefer

Center:
Kilian Dietz

Coach: Marco van den Berg

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sid-MarlonTheis Moving To The Walter Tigers Tuebingen - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

According to Newspaper and online outlet Gea.de, the Walter Tigers Tuebingen have added Sid-Marlon Theis (205-F/C-93). The club will make the official announcement today that Theis will wear the Tigers jersey this upcoming season. Theis is a 24 year old 205cm forward that started his basketball career with the SC Ottensen junior team. He played two seasons with BBL team Basketball Loewen Braunschweig (BBL) as well as playing with their farm team and last season only with the BBL team playing 31 games averaging 5,0ppg and 2,0rpg and shot an impressive 37,4% from outside. He brings 81 BBL games to Tuebingen. Last season he scored in double figures five times including a 16 point game against Science City Jena. and 12 points against the Telekom Baskets Bonn.

Before coming to the Braunschweig organization, Theis spent 5 seasons in the Urspring system and played three seasons in the Pro Awith Erdgas Ehingen playing 75 games. In the 2014-2015 season he played 16 games for the Basketball Loewen Braunschweig (BBL) and also at DRUFF! Baskets Braunschweig (ProB) playing 22 games averaging 8.2ppg, 4.6rpg, FGP: 47.0%, 3PT: 23.9%, FT: 72.7%. Two seasons ago with the Basketball Loewen Braunschweig (BBL) he played 34 games averaging 2.1ppg, 1.4rpg, also a license for MTV Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (ProB): 19 games: 12.1ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 46.2%, 3PT: 36.2%, FT: 72.2%. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been Belgrade International Junior Tournament -11, German U18 National Team -11, European Championships U18 in Wroclaw (Poland) -11: 8 games: 3.5ppg, 1.4rpg, German NBBL Championships Semifinals -12, German U20 National Team -13, and German 2.Bundesliga Pro B (Group North) Regular Season Runner-Up -16



Taevaunn Prince (I Am Excited And Obsessed With The Process Of Getting Better) - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Taevaunn Prince (191-G/F-91, college: Missouri So.) is a 25 year old 191cm guard from Toronto, Canada that completed his rookie season in Germany with the ScanPlus Baskets Elchingen (Germany-ProB) averaging 17,1ppg, 5,4rpg and 1,9apg. He started his basketball career in 2011 with S.Dakota St. (NCAA) where he played two seasons playing 59 NCAA games. He then moved to Missouri So. (NCAA2) in 2014 and as a junior played 16 games averaging 16.1ppg, 6.8rpg, FGP: 53.4%, 3PT: 28.2%, FT: 83.8%. As a senior he played 30 games averaging 26.4ppg, 10.1rpg, 2.8apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 56.8%, 3PT: 44.9%, FT: 84.8%. He spoke to eurobasket at the end of the season.

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

It's been hard to digest but overall you have to give thanks to God on how far we came and how well we did this season. But now its time to look back and see what I can improve on and look at the mistakes I made and become a better player and the offseason will be huge, I will be attacking it hard.


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

We are professional basketball players and are built for the season plus playoffs so as a team we should be ready to go all the way so that will never be an excuse. I think PSK is a well coached team and have good players with a great coach.


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


As we know basketball is a game of runs and PSK went on a run in the second quarter that really decided the game, we were playing catch up from that point on and it was difficult to claw back.


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


Yes I think their team chemistry was their biggest strength and you can tell that they trust each other and each player knows their role and excels at them. They all bought into the team system and it paid off in the end for sure.


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


I am very proud of ScanPlus Baskets. This season was a huge accomplishment for this organization and great stepping stone for the future. I would summarize this season as a successful one because we were an underdog team and proved our selves in league play and the playoffs. We definitely exceeded expectations and attacked our goals one at a time.


You had overall a 1-4 record against PS Karlsruhe this season. You played 5 times against Jordan Talbert who played at the same school that you played at with Missouri SO. In our last interview you Jordan was just that smooth individual and always a hard worker who took the game of basketball serious'. What did you notice about his game this season that showed you that he has come a long way from school?

Jordan plays the game of basketball the right way, he makes the extra pass, plays defense at a high level, hits the open shot, rebounds and does whatever the team needs and he is the ultimate glue guy and the heart and soul of that team and he is a winner. He has come along way from school and has shown more of his ability to score now that he is a professional.


You had stated very positive words for your teammate Brandon Lockhart in our last interview saying 'Brandon is a great point guard and I am happy to be playing with him on the court, he's always looking for others and making the best play possible for our team. I appreciate his vision the most , he see's everything on the court which is huge for our team. How did he help you become a better player in your rookie season?

Brandon has helped me become a better player due to his high IQ on the floor it forces you to also elevate your play because he is always thinking ahead. He has made my rookie season easier by providing pointers and suggestions in times when I needed them the most. He is a clutch player who can fill the stat sheet when needed and also a proven winner from his college days until now. He's a great guy off the floor as well and has a bright future ahead of him


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

We all know Filmore Beck is a great German Talent from Frankfurt, from August he has proved that he is a great player, As the season progressed he came into form showing that he is a big time German Talent. He can shoot with the best of them with deep range and can penetrate also, he is a sound defender on the other end. He is like the German J.R Smith from my perspective.


What was your personal season highlight? You had quite a few great games. Perhaps your big scoring games against FC Schalke in game one and two?


I think my season highlight was just proving myself once again that I can be a big time efficient scorer at the professional level. Game 1 and 2 vs FC Schalke was definitely an example of how I can score big time at an efficient clip.


You had a very strong rookie season in Germany averaging 17,1ppg, 5,4rpg and 1,9apg. After two months you said this about your game in Germany. 'I feel I have played ok , still have plenty more in the tank I think I'm just showing flashes of what I can do but haven't displayed it all, I will be working on every aspect of my game because I am not perfect and I can always improve. How do you feel were you able to improve your game?

Yes it was a very strong rookie season for me. I stuck by my same comments as I made earlier in season. Yes I have improved as the season went on but I still have a lot of work to do in the off season and I am excited and obsessed with the process of getting better and adding to my game. I have not even scratched the surface, my goal is to maximize my potential and looking back I made plenty of mistakes and can be so much better as a player.


You are a guy that likes to play above the rim like your teammate Brian Butler. How did it help your game playing with an athletic guy like him? Do you feel your game around the rim improved?

Playing with Brian was great as it helped my game. It was great playing with a guy like him because he's such a gifted athletic player that forces you to play above the rim as well. I believe my game above the rim has improved from college, more dunks etc.

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

The next for me is getting back in the gym and perfecting my craft, I feel this year was decent and ok but I know I can do more and this was just the first step for bigger and better things. Pro B was a test to see if I can hang professional and I displayed that, I think I can play at the Pro A level and prove myself once again. My goal is always to play at the highest level so I will continue to push myself until I get there

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

When I get back to Toronto I will hang out and chill with family and friends for the first couple weeks, then after that it's back in the gym and being obsessed with my skill development and pushing myself to the next level. I will make a trip to Jamaica and spend a little time there, that's my background and is where my parents were born and raised before moving to Canada.

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

I will be focusing on the NBA playoffs basketball and getting better myself for the most part , The NBA playoffs should be good , so I will be tuning in.

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

NBA Playoffs is always full of surprises but I think the Rockets will surprise a lot of teams when it comes to the later rounds and I have Cleveland going in the east and the Rockets going in the west.

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


That was amazing performance for Devin Booker and surprised me but he is a in a great situation where the team and coaching staff believes in him so he is able to take and make those shots with extreme confidence.


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

That was a great run for SC and it shows how the underdog team thrive in the big moments of college basketball, I feel like that was the story of the NCAA tournament this year.


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

As long as Lonzo Ball puts in the work and continues not to pay to much attention to the media he should be fine. Yes his father is adding some excitement and 'pressure' but once you put in the work and is confident because of the work you are putting in the illusion of pressure diminishes.

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

No far from a fair assessment, Russell does everything to help his team win , who would of thought a guard trying to help out the big men and grab 10 plus rebounds was a bad thing haha, Russell Westbrook is an amazing player and it takes effort to chase down those rebounds on the offensive end and defensive end ,effort that nobody wants to give every night in the NBA.


Thanks Taevaunn for the chat.




The Fraport Skyliners Send Isaac Bonga And Richard Freudenberg to Adidas Eurocamp In Treviso Italy - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

It is that time of the year again where the biggest basketball talents meet and show their abilities on the court in Trevisio, Italy at the 2017 Adidas Eurocamp. Germany is in good company as it will be represented by guys like Karim Jallow of FC Bayern Munich, Louis Olinde of the Brose Baskets Bamberg and Kosja Mushidi of Mega Leks, but also from two other huge talents with Isaac Bonga (203-F/G-99) and Richard Freudenberg from the Fraport Skyliners will also be present. At the 3 day camp from June 9-11, the young hopeful talents will play in front of current and former coaches and players like Thon Maker of the Milwaukee Bucks) and Russian legend Andrei Kirilenko. The players will be able to showcase their skills in drills as well as compete against each other in games. Well known players that played at the Adidas Eurocamp in the past have been 93 first and second round draft picks, including NBA standouts Serge Ibaka (208-C/F-89) (Toronto Raptors), Danilo Gallinari (208-SF-88) (Denver Nuggets), Goran Dragic (190-PG-86) (Miami HEAT), Brandon Ingram (206-SF-97, college: Duke) (Los Angeles Lakers), Jaylen Brown (201-F-96, college: California) (Boston Celtics), Dragan Bender (213-PF-97) (Phoenix Suns) and Thon Maker (216-C/F-97, college: High School) (Milwaukee Bucks). Forty-three former EUROCAMP participants currently hold NBA contracts and 64 currently play in EuroLeague Basketball.

Isaac Bonga comes into the camp as one of the biggest talents in Europe at the moment from the year 1999 and at only 17 years of age and 205cm still has a huge upside in his development and could use this camp as another opportunity to raise his NBA draft stock for 2018 as he is already for many experts seen as a top 10 draft pick. Last season, the ambitious German who started to play soccer at a young age and then switched to basketball started his career at Koblenz before coming to the Fraport Skyliners in 2016. Last season besides playing in the youth competition NBBL, he also played 14 BBL games averaging 1,5ppg and 1,2rpg. He got increased playing time at the end of the season when the playoffs were out of reach and he produced a 8 point game against Science City jena and a six point game against ratiopharm Ulm. He also played 3 Champions League games and was able to get good minutes in the Pro B where he played 20 games averaging 11.0ppg, 6.5rpg, 4.1apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 47.1%, 3PT: 23.0%, FT: 71.4%. He had some huge games including a 26 point game in Leverkusen and registered his first professional triple double as a professional scoring 10 points, hauling down 15 rebounds and dishing out 10 assists in a win against Nordlingen. His long summer will continue soon when he will play at various competitions with the German youth national teams.

Richard Freundenberg is a 18 year old 206cm forward that also is a huge German prospect who ended his short NCAA journey at ST Johns and has returned back to Germany and signed with the Fraport Skyliners. Last season with ST Johns he played for NBA legend Chris Mullin and didn't get the minutes that he was promised and played only 26 games averaging 1.3ppg, 1.3rpg. Not only was getting suitable minutes a problem, but coming to terms with the mentality of his American teammates was also not an easy task. The German started his basketball career at FC Bayern Munich and got his first BBL experience there playing 2 games in the 2015-016 season and won the U-19 NBBL title in 2015. One guy who has seen Richard Freudenberg play much in the past is current TSV Oberhaching Tropics head coach Mario Matic who last coached Pro B team Nordlingen and visited the 2017 NBBL Top 4 in Frankfurt recently. "He is a very talented player, but still needs to work a lot on his game. Moving to Frankfurt was the right decision. Frankfurt is the only team that gives young German's a chance to play in the BBL. I don't see Freudenberg playing an important role this season in the BBL, but the season after. One can't forget that last season he hardly played at ST Johns and only sat on the bench.He lost a year in the states, but definitly got stronger physically. He was already a very good shooter and had a good drive with FC Bayern Munich. He still needs to work on his pick and roll game", warned Mario Matic.



Ratiopharm adds Akpinar to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Ratiopharm Ulm (BBL) added to their roster 22-year old point guard Ismet Akpinar (190-79kg-95, agency: BeoBasket). He has played for the last three seasons at ALBA Berlin in German BBL league. In 37 games he recorded 4.4ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.1apg last season. Akpinar helped them to make it to the German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals. He also spent pre-season at ALBA Berlin that year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Akpinar's team won German Bundesliga Cup in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Regionalliga North Newcomer of the Year back in 2014.
Akpinar represented Germany at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 5.7ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 30.2%, 3PT: 14.8%, FT: 86.7%.
Akpinar has played previously for three other teams: SC Rist Wedel, Hamburg Tigers and Hamburg Piraten.

Ratiopharm Ulm roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ismet Akpinar
Marcell Pongo

Centers:
Tim Ohlbrecht
Till Pape

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Phoenix Hagen Sign Jannik Lodders - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Jannik Lodders (198-F-92, agency: Octagon Europe) has made the move from Essen to Hagen and will continue his career there. Lodders is a 24 year old 198cm forward that comes from a basketball family as his father Eckhard was a national player and brother Robin was his teammate last season with the ETB Wohnbau Baskets. Last season the Hannover native played 28 games averaging 10.5ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.8apg, FGP: 43.2%, 3PT: 38.7%, FT: 83.7%. ""Despite his 24 years, he already has a lot of Pro A experience and will help us with his all-around qualities at the position three. He is an important puzzle piece for us at both ends and am happy that he decided to come here after his excellent season in Essen", stressed head coach Matthias Grothe. Last season with Essen he scored in double figures in 12 games and had some superb games scoring 24 points in a win against Dresden and 23 in a win against Hanau.

Lodders started his basketball career in 2010 with TK Hannover (2.Regionalliga). He then played three seasons in the Pro B from 2011-2014 with UBC Hannover playing a total of 64 games and in his last season played 25 games averaging 9.1ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.8apg, FGP: 44.4%, 3PT: 43.2%, FT: 80.0%. In the 2014-2015 season he moved to VfL Kirchheim Knights (ProA) playing 30 games averaging 6.6ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 44.0%, 3PT: 36.9%, FT: 76.0%. Two season ago he played for the BiG Oettinger Rockets Gotha (ProA averaging 37 games: 3.3ppg, 2.6rpg. Lodders has proved that he can be a solid player at the Pro A level and is happy that he will play in Hagen. "I am thrilled to play for such a traditional team and am happy to stay in the area. I have heard a lot about the basketball enthusiasm and am looking forward to the first game", stressed Jannik Lodders. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been German 2.Bundesliga Pro B (Group North) Regular Season Champion -12, German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Semifinals -12, German 2.Bundesliga Pro B (Group North) Regular Season Co-Champion -14, and German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Semifinals -16.

Source: Phoenix Hagen





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  GHANA  


Tema, Tudu dominate opponents in Accra Men's Division - by Yaw Mintah

Tema Youth and Tudu Magic have secured big wins in the Accra Basketball League (ABL) Men's Division I games played at the Lebanon House Court in Tudu.
Tema secured a 60-47 win over Fire Service while home side Tudu Magic delivered a splendid performance to beat Adenta Leopards 69-40.

Magic's performance particularly in the opening quarter was utterly brilliant as the side held Leopards to a scoreless run to close out the quarter leading 17-0.
Debutants Adenta broke the barren run in the second quarter thanks to a jump shot from Center David Pinto.

His side came on strong in the second half but their efforts were quickly neutralized by Magic's flurry of three point shots from Gabriel Numarworse and Elvis Pobi-Siaw.

Leopards did score eight straight points to end the game.

Tema on the other hand had to deal with a strong Fire performance early on before taking control of the game and peeling away to register its eighth win in nine games played this season.

Action continues later today at the same venue as defending champions Braves of Customs take on DC Dynamics.



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Promitheas add Dimakos to their roster for the season 2017-2018 - by Chris Mammides

ASP Promitheas Patras (A1) added to their roster 23-year old guard Giannis Dimakos (192-94). He played last season at Faros in the A2. In 32 games he recorded 10.7ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.6apg and 1.3spg. Dimakos helped them to win the A2 Play-Off title (twice).
The previous (15-16) season he played at Psychiko (also in A2) where in 27 games he was third best scorer with impressive 17.0ppg and had 4.1rpg, 2.2apg and 1.4spg (in top 5). A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Greek A2 Co-Guard of the Year and voted to 1st Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Dimakos was voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek A2 Player of the Year in 2015.
He represented Greece at the European Championships U16 in Bar (Montenegro) seven years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 3.0ppg, 1.5rpg.
Dimakos has played previously for five other teams: Pagrati, AE Ikaros Kallitheas, Egaleo, A.G.O Rethymno Aegean and Panelefsiniakos.
The scouts decsribe him following way: (By Chris Mammides)
Ioannis Dimakos is an tremendously good athlete with great ability in organizing the game and lead his team, at the same time his scoring abilities are quite elevated the last two years. He shoots very well from any distance. Very good in 3-point-shoots. A Hard worker and a passionate defender, he has the skill to mark taller opponents even though he doesn't have the big body. Also good to beat the opponent one on one due to his very fast and powerful first step. He can use both hands with the same ease. He is passing very well and he has excellent feel of the court that's why he always finds the right team-mate at any given point. He is very calm in critical points of the game and he is not afraid to take the ball and the responsibility for the final effort. He can play in any level because he has tremendous physical power and a lot of talent and that is the reason why this season is among the top players of his team not only in the organizing level but also in the scoring level
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By Eurobasket Data Center

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BC Nokia lands Vincent Council, ex Koroivos - by Eurobasket News

BC Nokia (Korisliiga) landed 27-year old American point guard Vincent Council (188-82kg-90, college: Providence). He played most recently at ASA Koroivos Amaliadas in Greek A1 league. In 17 games he averaged 5.8ppg, 3.6rpg and 3.1apg in 2015-16 season.
The previous (14-15) season Council played at A.G.O Rethymno Aegean (also in A1) where in 29 games he had 10.2ppg, 3.4rpg, 4.8apg (top 5) and 1.2spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Co-Newcomer of the Year, selected to All-Imports Team and selected to 2nd Team.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Council has played also professionally in Israel (Hapoel Tel Aviv).
He attended Providence College until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Legendary coach Jack Doss retiring from high school basketball - by Eurobasket News

Legendary Huntsville basketball coach Jack Doss is retiring. Huntsville City Schools issued a news release Monday evening. 'I've been blessed,' Doss said, and I 'have seen the Good Lord make things happen that I didn't think could happen.' Doss holds the AHSAA record for bringing home 10 state championships. Doss most recently coached at Mae Jemison High School. The boys' team went 33-4 overall and 27-0 against in-state foes last season en route to a Class 5A title. Doss was named USA Today Boys Basketball Coach of the Year. Doss ranks fourth in the AHSAA for all-time wins with 812 during his time with Jemison, J.O. Johnson (two state titles), Butler (five titles) and Hayes (two titles). He was inducted into the AHSAA Sports Hall of Fame in 2015 and to the Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007. This year marked Doss' 70th birthday. In the statement from Huntsville City Schools, Doss said, 'While I am still blessed with good health, I would like to mark a few things off my bucket list.' Doss won his 800th game back in January, and leaves with an all-time record of 812-329. Doss has fond memories of a career that gave him the opportunity to coach such players as Charles Barkley, Ennis Whatley, Bobby Lee Hurt, Buck Johnson, Trevor Lacey, and most recently, John Petty. He says that the best reward has been to help young men be the best they can be.
Courtesy of: whnt.com



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A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Darrin GOVENS
  Falco KC
  (185-PG-88)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Govens, Falco KC21.3 
 2. Bojic, Jaszberenyi21.3 
 3. Kromah, Kormend19.3 
 4. Lilov, Szedeak19.1 
 5. Vojvoda, Szolnok19.0 
 6. Ubilla, ZTE K.17.4 
 7. Frazier, Kaposvari17.4 
 8. Pacher, Vasas17.4 
 9. Johnson, Sopron KC17.0 
 10. Djerasimovic, KTE-D.16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matt TIBY
  Atomeromu
  (203-F/C-92)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Tiby, Atomeromu8.8 
 2. Sejfic, PVSK P.8.4 
 3. Hendlein, Kaposvari8.2 
 4. Pacher, Vasas8.1 
 5. Sihota, MAFC7.9 
 6. Bojic, Jaszberenyi7.9 
 7. Watkins, Atomeromu7.8 
 8. Szabo, ZTE K.7.7 
 9. Wright, Vasas7.3 
 10. Lorant, Alba7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Emanuel UBILLA
  ZTE K.
  (188-PG-86)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Ubilla, ZTE K.8.1 
 2. Boltic, Szedeak8.1 
 3. Battle, Atomeromu7.7 
 4. Taylor, Vasas7.5 
 5. Govens, Falco KC6.3 
 6. Wisseh, Kaposvari6.2 
 7. Smith, MAFC6.1 
 8. Nelson, PVSK P.6.0 
 9. Johnson, Sopron KC5.8 
 10. Petty, Kormend5.6 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Sopron KC
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Johnson, Sopron KC2.6 
 2. Arrington, Jaszbere.2.3 
 3. Boltic, Szedeak2.1 
 4. Stamenkovic, Jaszbere.2.1 
 5. Petty, Kormend2.0 
 6. Kromah, Kormend1.9 
 7. Smith, MAFC1.9 
 8. Pongo, KTE-Duna1.8 
 9. Frazier, Kaposvari1.6 
 10. Lilov, Szedeak1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Malik COOKE
  Kaposvari
  (201-F-89)
  Avg: 1
 1. Cooke, Kaposvari1.0 
 2. Keller, Alba0.9 
 3. Hendlein, Kaposvari0.9 
 4. Juhos, Szedeak0.8 
 5. Wright, Vasas0.8 
 6. Zigeranovic, Falco K.0.8 
 7. Ivosev, KTE-Duna0.7 
 8. Benke, ZTE K.0.7 
 9. Andric, Szolnok0.7 
 10. Farr, Alba0.6 


A Division Round 1 of Finals. Falco KC open win count - by Eurobasket News

FINAL
Alba - Falco KC 76-77

Falco KC nipped Alba on the road to take the lead in the Finals. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 18-15 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Darrin Govens (185-88, college: St.Joseph's) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 7 assists. His fellow American import point guard Lester Medford (178-93, college: Baylor, agency: Three Eye Sports) contributed with 16 points and 4 assists for the winners. Canadian guard Justin Edwards (190-92, college: Kansas St.) answered with 18 points and 6 rebounds and the former international power forward Peter Lorant (206-85, agency: Octagon Europe) added 10 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Alba. Four Alba players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Alba: J.Edwards 18+6reb+2ast, A.Mohammed 18+2ast, B.Taylor 13+3reb+4ast, P.Lorant 10+9reb+1ast, J.Farr 7+5reb, W.Shepard 6+6reb+2ast
Falco KC: D.Govens 25+3reb+7ast, L.Medford 16+2reb+4ast, A.Pustahvar 13+5reb+2ast, D.Barham 8+9reb, I.Zigeranovic 8+8reb, B.Varadi 5+4reb+2ast
gschID: 547838

3-4 Place
Kormend - ZTE KK 94-107

ZTE KK outgunned Kormend to take the lead in the consolation final. The game without a history. ZTE KK led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. ZTE KK outrebounded Kormend 30-19 including 21 on the defensive glass. They shot the lights out from three nailing 17 long-distance shots on high 58.6 percentage. ZTE KK players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Lithuanian center Adomas Drungilas (203-90) stepped up and scored 26 points and 8 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) for the winners and American-Puerto Rican point guard Emanuel Ubilla (188-86, college: Fair Dickinson, agency: Court Side) chipped in 17 points and 9 assists. At the losing side American-Guinea-Bissau point guard Perry Petty (185-88, college: UTRGV) responded with 19 points and 8 assists and American forward Terry Allen (203-93, college: Richmond) scored 18 points and 4 assists. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Kormend: P.Petty 19+4reb+8ast, T.Allen 18+3reb+4ast, M.Csorvasi 18+6reb, S.Gibbs 16+2ast, C.Ferencz 14+4reb, L.Kromah 7+2reb+4ast
ZTE KK: A.Drungilas 26+8reb, Z.Szabo 18+6reb+2ast, J.Norfleet 17+2reb+6ast, E.Ubilla 17+3reb+9ast, S.Benke 14+4reb+4ast, J.Wright 9+3reb



KTE-Duna welcomes back Wittmann - by Eurobasket News

KTE-Duna Aszfalt (A Division) tabbed 32-year old international point guard Krisztian Wittmann (184-75kg-85). It is actually his comeback to Kecskemet as he has played here before. Wittmann has played for the last three years at Szolnoki Olajbanyasz in the A Division. In 37 games he averaged 5.0ppg, 1.6rpg and 2.0apg last season. Wittmann helped them to make it to the cup final.
Among other achievements he won Hungarian League championship title for two years in a row (2015 and 2016). Wittmann received also Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian B Division 1st Team award back in 2013.
He has been also a member of Hungarian international program for some years. Wittmann has regularly played for Hungarian senior team since 2007 and previously for U20 National Team in 2005.
He represented Hungary at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 5.7ppg, 3.2apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 29.4%, 3PT: 29.6%.
Wittmann has played previously for three other teams: Fehervar, PVSK Pannon and Kecskemeti.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: One of the best point guard of the Hungarian League, international prospect. Great scoring and passing abilities. Typical clutch player, a cold blooded "silent killer", exceptional competitor. Great vision on the court with significant shooting touch from everywhere. Top skills. Plays shooting guard too.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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. Carmichael, Maccabi .7.1 
 8. Griffin, Galil Gilboa7.1 
 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. Carter, Maccabi .1.8 
 5. Vargas, Maccabi .1.8 
 6. Kinsey, Hapoel J-M1.8 
 7. DiBartolomeo, Maccabi .1.7 
 8. Taylor, Maccabi .1.7 
 9. Howell, Hapoel T-A1.7 
 10. Dennis, Bnei H.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Eric GRIFFIN
  Galil Gilboa
  (203-F-90)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Griffin, Galil Gilboa1.8 
 2. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat1.3 
 3. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.1.2 
 4. Jones, Hapoel J-M1.2 
 5. Mitchell, Maccabi .1.1 
 6. Adrien, Bnei H.1.0 
 7. McCrea, Maccabi .0.9 
 8. Kelly, Maccabi K/G0.9 
 9. Carter, Maccabi .0.9 
 10. Daniels, Hapoel Eilat0.9 


Bnei Hertzeliyya keeps Kanacevic for another season - by Eurobasket News

Bnei Hertzeliyya (Winner League) re-signed 26-year old American (has also Montenegrin passport) forward Halil Kanacevic (203-117kg-91, college: St.Joseph's). He played there last season. In 35 Winner League games he averaged 7.8ppg, 5.4rpg and 2.8apg.
Kanacevic ended the previous (2015-16) season at Buducnost in Montenegrin league where in 8 ABA League games he had 5.0ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.1apg. But the most of that year he spent at Tecnyconta Zaragoza in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 13 games he recorded just 2.5ppg and 2.8rpg. Kanacevic also played 10 games in Eurocup where he got 5.3ppg and 4.5rpg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Among other achievements Kanacevic won Montenegrin League championship title in 2016. He received also All-Atlantic 10 2nd Team award back in 2014 at his college time.
Kanacevic represented Montenegro at the European Championships U20 in Bilbao (Spain) six years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 4.8ppg, 4.8rpg.
Kanacevic has played previously professionally in Italy (Roma Virtus) and Slovenia (Un.Olimpija).
He attended Saint Joseph's University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Kanacevic's outlook: A double dimension front court player with great team mentality. He plays with great energy and can spend time in 4 and 5 positions as well. He can grab lots of rebounds and passes the ball very well, could have a great future at European league level, thanks to his Bosman status.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Chris Wright Hosting Pro Exposure Camp - by David Pick

OKC's D-League high-flyer Chris Wright is hosting a Pro Exposure Camp in Dayton, Ohio, between June 30th to July 2nd, to help propel athletes who are looking to start or continue their professional careers.

Wright, a former University of Dayton forward with stints in the NBA, D-League, Euroleague and EuroCup -- including a 2016 championship ring with Maccabi Rishon Lezion of the Israeli Association -- has gathered a selective group of professional coaches from overseas, with NBA and Euro coaches and players to partake in his camp. Guests include Sharon Drucker , a 15-plus year veteran and architect of winning teams in Israel, Russia and Greece on the highest levels outside the NBA. Drucker won the 2004 EuroCup and 2005 EuroChallenge titles, and formed Wright's winning squad from 2016. Also invited is former NBA guard Jannero Pargo, who played overseas for David Blatt, and is a former 14-year NBA veteran.

"This camp will give players the opportunity to play and compete in front of scouts and coaches from the NBA, Europe, the D-League and South America. Strategically and hand selected coaches with NBA and international experience that knows exactly what it takes to exceed expectations at the highest of levels," Wright said. "You will be able to display your professionalism on and off the court which goes a long way with management."

The camp will provide three days filled with breakfast, motivational speaking (business, finances, and post career planning), proper dieting exercising, yoga, doctor evaluation of players injured or experiencing discomfort with their body, followed by lunch and ending with drills and five on five play.

Wright has conquered the importance of being a person of high character and exemplifying what a true professional should look like. He knows that one day the ball will stop bouncing and makes a cautious effort to spread awareness on career goals and future planning for life after sports. Although he is still in the prime of his career, he has a strong passion for helping others try and reach their goals.



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Coach Alberto Martelossi left Mantova - by Eurobasket News

Experienced 51-year old coach Alberto Martelossi left Stings Mantova (Serie A2).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Martelossi coached in the final of Italian Lega Due in 2013. He was also voted Legadue-Eurobet Coach of the Year back in 2013. Martelossi used to coach Jesolo International U22 Summer League (Rossl & Duso team) back in 2011.
He has coached previously three other teams: Bondi Ferrara, Brescia and Roseto.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Alessandro Piazza leaves Agrigento - by Eurobasket News

30-year old point guard Alessandro Piazza (175-70kg-87) left Moncada Solar Agrigento (Serie A2). Piazza has played there for the last four years. In 32 Serie A2 games he recorded 8.1ppg, 3.5rpg, 5.1apg and 1.4spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Piazza played in the final of Italian LNP Gold in 2015. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Italian LNP Gold Honorable Mention award in 2015.
Piazza was a member of Italian U20 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
He has played previously for eight other teams: Unieuro Forli, Fabriano, Rimini, Imola, Enel Brindisi, BancaTercas, Vanoli Cremona and Basket Barcellona.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A promising point guard who defends well and who has yet enough maturity to run a pro team offense; needs to improve his shooting from the distance;.

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Auxilium Torino could add Antonio Iannuzzi - by Eurobasket News

Auxilium Torino (Serie A) is about to agree terms with 26-year old power forward Antonio Iannuzzi (208-103kg-91, agency: Two Points) who played last time at Capo d'Orlando.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Iannuzzi's team made it to the LNP Silver Playoffs Semifinals in 2014. He was also voted Eurobasket.com Italian LNP Silver All-Domestic Players Team in 2015.
Iannuzzi represented Italy at the European Championships U18 in Metz (France) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 4.3ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.0spg.
Iannuzzi has played previously for five other teams: Mens Sana 1871 Siena, Matera, Omegna, FCM Ferentino and Quid CUS Siena.
On Iannuzzi: A powerful and tough inside player, who fights on every ball and is very effective at the rebounding department. Needs to add a reliable mid-range shot.

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Achille Polonara joins Banco di Srd - by Eurobasket News

Banco di Sardegna Sassari (Serie A) agreed terms with 26-year old international forward Achille Polonara (203-90kg-91) from Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia. Polonara has played there for the last three years. In 33 Serie A games he had 10.2ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.5apg last season. Polonara helped them to make it to the Italian Cup Semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Italian Supercup in 2016. Polonara was also voted Eurobasket.com Italian SerieA All-Defensive Team in 2015 and 2016.
He has been also a member of Italian international program for some years. Polonara has regularly played for Italian senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
He also represented Italy at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 0.8ppg.
Polonara has played previously for two other teams: Openjobmetis VA and BancaTercas.
On Polonara: An athletic forward with great timing for rebounds and shot-blocking and great personality for his age. Shoots lefthanded. Needs to improve his defense, but has great upside.

Banco di Sardegna Sassari roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Giacomo DeVecchi
Rok Stipcevic
Scott Bamforth

Forwards:
Brian Sacchetti
Achille Polonara

Coach: Federico Pasquini

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Verona adds Visconti to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Tezenis Verona (Serie A2) added to their roster 19-year old swingman Riccardo Visconti (197-98). He has played for the last four seasons at Umana Reyer Venezia in the Serie A. Serie A was a little too high level for him, where in 8 games he had just 0.4ppg last season. Serie A2 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Visconti represented Italy at the European Championships U18 in Samsun (Turkey) last year. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 5 games: 1.6ppg.

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Antonio Iannuzzi officially joins Auxilium Torino - by Armando Caporaso

Auxilium Torino (Serie A) agreed terms with 26-year old power forward Antonio Iannuzzi (208-103kg-91, agency: Two Points). He played last season at Betaland Cdo in Italian Serie A.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Iannuzzi's team made it to the LNP Silver Playoffs Semifinals in 2014. He was also voted Eurobasket.com Italian LNP Silver All-Domestic Players Team in 2015.
Iannuzzi represented Italy at the European Championships U18 in Metz (France) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 4.3ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.0spg.
Iannuzzi has played previously for five other teams: Mens Sana 1871 Siena, Matera, Omegna, FCM Ferentino and Quid CUS Siena.
On Iannuzzi: A powerful and tough inside player, who fights on every ball and is very effective at the rebounding department. Needs to add a reliable mid-range shot.

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Coach Andrea Trinchieri extends contract with Brose Baskets - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Brose Baskets Bamberg (BBL) re-signed 49-year old Italian coach Andrea Trinchieri (agency: SPORTlab Agency). Trinchieri has coached there for the last three years. He helped them to win the cup.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Trinchieri won German Bundesliga championship title for two years in a row (2015 and 2016). He was selected to Head Coach: German Bundesliga All-Star Game in 2016. The specialist was named All-Bundesliga Coach of the Year back in 2015.
He has coached previously professionally in Russia (Unics Kazan) and Italy (Armani Milano and AV Cantu).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Eurobasket Roma lands Alessandro Piazza - by Eurobasket News

Serie A2 newcomer Gas & Power Eurobasket Roma tabbed 30-year old point guard Alessandro Piazza (175-70kg-87) from Moncada Solar Agrigento. Piazza has played there for the last four years. In 32 Serie A2 games he averaged 8.1ppg, 3.5rpg, 5.1apg and 1.4spg last season.
Among other achievements he played in the final of Italian LNP Gold in 2015. Piazza received also Eurobasket.com All-Italian LNP Gold Honorable Mention award in 2015.
He was a member of Italian U20 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
Piazza has played previously for eight other teams: Unieuro Forli, Fabriano, Rimini, Imola, Enel Brindisi, BancaTercas, Vanoli Cremona and Basket Barcellona.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A promising point guard who defends well and who has yet enough maturity to run a pro team offense; needs to improve his shooting from the distance;.

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Porto S.Elpidio keep Massimiliano Domizioli at helm - by Eurobasket News

Malloni Basket Porto S.Elpidio (Serie B) confirmed on their bench head coach Massimiliano Domizioli. He took over the team at the start of the previous season.
Domizioli has coached previously two other teams: Sutor Montegranaro and Officine Creative Supernova Montegranaro.

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Betaland Cdo may tab Matteo Fantinelli - by Eurobasket News

Betaland Capo d'Orlando (Serie A) is close to add to their roster 24-year old international guard Matteo Fantinelli (195-87kg-93, agency: Octagon Europe) who played last time at De Longhi Treviso Basket 2012 in Serie A2. Fantinelli has played there for the last three years. In 37 Serie A2 games he had 8.8ppg, 6.0rpg, 5.8apg and 1.5spg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Italian Serie A2 East Regular Season in 2016. Fantinelli was also voted Eurobasket.com Italian Serie A2 All-Domestic Players Team in 2016.
He was a member of Italian international program for some years. Fantinelli was called to Italian Senior National Team in 2014 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2010.
He has played previously for three other teams: Virtus Bologna, Recanati and Mantova.
On Fantinelli: A promising combo guard with great athletic skills and quickness, can become a top league player thanks to size and good outside shooting.

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Orvieto welcomes back Marcante - by Eurobasket News

Telematica Orvieto (Serie C Silver) landed experienced 37-year old swingman Fabio Marcante (197-80, agency: Players Group). It is actually his comeback to Orvieto as he has played here before. Marcante has played for the last three years at Balletti Park Hotel Viterbo in the Serie B. In 19 games he averaged 7.8ppg, 5.7rpg, 2.7apg and 1.4spg last season. Serie C Silver will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Marcante's team was regular season runner-up in Italian Nazionale B Group C in 2013.
He has spent his entire career in Italy playing for eight other teams: Pavia Basket, Firenze Enic, Pesaro Loreto, Latina Basket, Roseto, Castelfiorentino, Omegna and FCM Ferentino.
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Orvieto.
Marcante is described as: An hard nosed player who gives his best in defense and in rebounding; he is improving his shooting, and his offensive skills;.

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  JAMAICA  


Asocoacion Baloncesto de Apopa signs Devin Thompson - by Eurobasket News

Asocoacion Baloncesto de Apopa (Liga Superior) signed experienced 37-year old American (has also Jamaican passport) forward Devin Thompson (199-80, college: St.Peter's). He played this summer at Brujos Izalco in the Liga MB. In 34 games he had 7.6ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.4apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Thompson's team made it to the El Salvador Liga Mayor Clausura Semifinals in 2016. He was also voted Latinbasket.com All-El Salvador Liga Mayor Torneo Clausura Honorable Mention in 2016.
Thompson has played on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally also in Sweden (Norrkoping Dolphins), Entertainment team (Harlem Globetrotters) and El Salvador (Denver-FAS San Salvador, Cosmos and Canarios).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Asocoacion Baloncesto de Apopa.
Thompson attended St. Peter's College until 2003 and it will be his 15th (!!!) season as a professional player.

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  LATVIA  


Janis Timma (ex Zenit) is a newcomer at Baskonia - by Eurobasket News

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old Latvian international small forward Janis Timma (201-102kg-92). He has played for the last two years at Zenit in Russian VTB league. In 28 VTB United League games he recorded 12.6ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.4apg and 1.3spg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to VTB United League All-Star Game.
In 2013 Timma was drafted by Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) in second round (60th overall).
Among other achievements his team made it to the VTB United League Semifinals in 2016. Timma received also Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Forward of the Year award in 2016.
He has been also a member of Latvian international program for some years. Timma has regularly played for Latvian senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
He also represented Latvia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 7.2ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.2apg, FGP: 63.6%, 3PT: 34.4%, FT: 66.7%.
Timma has played also professionally for other Latvian teams like Barons Riga, Ventspils, Liepaja/Triobet, Keizarmezs and DU/Swedbank.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A very athletic forward with a strong body and quick legs. He's a great shooter, with a very quick release. He can create his own shot from off the dribble as well as shoot coming off screens. Defends very well even on bigger opponents thanks to his powerful body, needs to improve in continuity during each game.

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  LITHUANIA  


LKL Round 4 of Finals. Zalgiris celebrate third victory - by Eurobasket News

FINAL
Lietkabelis - Zalgiris 59-72

Zalgiris dropped Lietkabelis on the road to open 3-1 advantage in the championship series. It looked good early as Lietkabelis took a 6-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Zalgiris had a 23-14 second period charge getting the lead and Lietkabelis was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 59-72. Zalgiris dominated on the defensive end, holding Lietkabelis to just 7 points in fourth quarter. They also forced 19 Lietkabelis turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of international point guard Lukas Lekavicius (180-94) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 8 assists and Australian power forward Brock Motum (208-90, college: Washington St.) who added 16 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side the former international guard Mindaugas Lukauskis (198-79) responded with 14 points and 4 assists and the former international center Ksistof Lavrinovic (209-79) scored 16 points. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Lietkabelis: K.Lavrinovic 16+3reb, M.Lukauskis 14+4reb+4ast, D.Lavrinovic 9+1reb, Z.Skucas 5+3reb+1ast, L.Williams 5+2reb+3ast, D.Tarolis 4+1reb+1ast
Zalgiris: L.Lekavicius 16+4reb+8ast, B.Motum 16+6reb, P.Jankunas 10+5reb+1ast, E.Ulanovas 7+4reb+4ast, A.Lima 6+5reb, A.Milaknis 6+3reb
gschID: 547844

3-4 Place
Lietuvos rytas - Neptunas 71-54

Lietuvos Rytas overcame Neptunas to take 2-1 lead in the Bronze medals series. The game was mostly controlled by Lietuvos rytas. Neptunas managed to win third quarter 12-9. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Margiris Normantas (194-96) who helped to win the game recording 14 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Forward Laimonas Kisielius (203-85, college: William & Mary) contributed with 11 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Four Lietuvos rytas players scored in double figures. The former international guard Mindaugas Girdziunas (188-89) replied with 12 points and 4 assists and American Daniel Ewing (191-83, college: Duke) added 8 points in the effort for Neptunas. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Neptunas: M.Girdziunas 12+4reb+4ast, J.Grant 9+2reb+1ast, D.Ewing 8+1reb+3ast, A.Siksnius 7+3reb, C.Lofton 7+3reb+1ast, M.Jucikas 5
Lietuvos rytas: A.Gudaitis 17+2reb+1ast, M.Normantas 14+5reb+6ast, R.Giedraitis 13+3reb+4ast, L.Kisielius 11+5reb+5ast, J.Baron 7+4reb+3ast, A.Lapeta 7+2reb+1ast



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  MBL  


Thomasson and McGee put on a show in Ohio - by Eurobasket News

The Kentucky Flash rolled into Dayton on Saturday night with one thing on their mind and that was to give the Airstrikers another loss at home like they did earlier in the season. But however Mr Joe Thomasson (6'4''-G-93, college: Wright St.) was not trying to have that as he put on a typical Joe type performance by setting the pace for his team as they went up by 14 leaving the Flash a little puzzled. Just as the Airstrikers were starting to cruise Patrick McGee (6'4''-G-87) (Flash) had different plans as he helped his team comeback and take the lead at one point in the game but it wasnt enough as Dayton pulled off the victory 136-130 behind Thomasson's 39pts 15ast 5stl. Patrick McGee also finished the game with 39pts 7ast 5stl while shooting 8-12 from behind the arc.
Courtesy of: officialmbl.org



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  MEXICO  

CIBACOPA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Travis FRANKLIN
  Guasave
  (200-F-88)
  Avg: 25.6
 1. Franklin, Guasave25.6 
 2. Forte, Los Mochis25.4 
 3. Yeager, Guasave25.1 
 4. Rice-Jr, Obregon23.8 
 5. Crawford, Culiacan21.6 
 6. Samarco, Durango21.3 
 7. Spurlock, Hermosillo21.2 
 8. Glover, Obregon21.2 
 9. Tucker, Mazatlan20.5 
 10. Ammons, Navolato20.4 
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. Puckett, Culiacan8.8 
 6. Little, Hermosillo8.7 
 7. West, Guaymas8.5 
 8. Murphy, Los Mochis7.8 
 9. Rice-Jr, Obregon7.4 
 10. Smith, Durango7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jordon CRAWFORD
  Durango
  (168-PG-)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Crawford, Durango5.9 
 2. Mitchell, Navolato5.8 
 3. Rice-Jr, Obregon5.2 
 4. Yeager, Guasave5.2 
 5. Howard, Mazatlan5.1 
 6. Perez, Hermosillo5.0 
 7. Murphy, Los Mochis5.0 
 8. Monreal, Hermosillo4.9 
 9. Crawford, Culiacan4.9 
 10. Kabongo, Hermosillo4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Jeff EARLY
  Los Mochis
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Early, Los Mochis2.4 
 2. Murphy, Los Mochis2.1 
 3. Rice-Jr, Obregon2.1 
 4. Crawford, Durango1.6 
 5. Morrison, Tijuana1.5 
 6. Crawford, Culiacan1.4 
 7. Casillas, Mazatlan1.4 
 8. Mitchell, Navolato1.3 
 9. Maxwell, Culiacan1.3 
 10. Motley, Los Mochis1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane HEYWARD
  Guaymas
  (200-F-92)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Heyward, Guaymas2.1 
 2. West, Guaymas1.5 
 3. Pittman, Guasave1.2 
 4. Ammons, Navolato1.2 
 5. Maxwell, Culiacan1.0 
 6. Lathan, Tijuana0.9 
 7. Puckett, Culiacan0.9 
 8. Smith, Durango0.9 
 9. Gibson, Tijuana0.9 
 10. Keller, Guasave0.9 


Recap of CIBACOPA Round 1 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Obregon - Mazatlan 126-124

Obregon outgunned Mazatlan to secure 1-0 lead in the series. Halcones de Ciudad Obregon shot 64.8 percent from the field. Lobos UAD Mazatlan was plagued by 33 personal fouls down the stretch. The game was also dominated by American players. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Michael Glover (203-87, college: Iona) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eleven shots !!!). Swingman Glen Rice-Jr (198-91, college: Georgia Tech) contributed with 30 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Forward Omar Thomas (196-82, college: UTEP) answered with 34 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds and guard Jeff Ledbetter (190-88, college: Idaho) added 22 points and 4 assists in the effort for Lobos UAD Mazatlan. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Mazatlan: O.Thomas 34+8reb+1ast, D.White 22+4reb+1ast, J.Ledbetter 22+4reb+4ast, M.Lizarraga 16+5reb+3ast, P.Howard 15+6reb+8ast, J.Alfredo Casillas 10+2reb+2ast
Obregon: M.Glover 33+10reb+2ast, G.Rice Jr. 30+7reb+7ast, K.Capers 23+1reb+7ast, L.Atterberry 15+8reb+3ast, I.Alvarado 10+5reb, R.Delgado 8
gschID: 547972


Hermosillo - Navolato 83-73

Hermosillo opened win count versus Navolato. Rayos de Hermosillo forced 19 Garra Canera de Navolato turnovers and outrebounded them 38-26 including 30 on the defensive glass. Rayos de Hermosillo looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American players dominated the game. Forward Myke Henry (198-92, college: De Paul) stepped up and scored 21 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and Jeremiah Wilson (205-88, college: Tarleton St.) chipped in 15 points and 11 rebounds. Four Rayos de Hermosillo players scored in double figures. At the losing side swingman Dwayne Mitchell (196-82, college: La-Lafayette) responded with 25 points, 5 assists and 4 steals and forward Mychal Ammons (198-92, college: S.Alabama) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Navolato: D.Mitchell 25+3reb+5ast, M.Ammons 16+11reb+2ast, K.Rogers 10+2reb+3ast, B.Heredia 7, E. Zuniga 6+3reb+2ast, J.David Estrada 4+1reb+1ast
Hermosillo: M.Henry 21+9reb+2ast, E.Little 16+5reb+2ast, J.Wilson 15+11reb+2ast, S.Monreal 13+3reb+5ast, M.Kabongo 5+3reb+7ast, J.Camacho 5+6reb+2ast
gschID: 547974


Guasave - Los Mochis 76-84

Los Mochis rallied past Guasave to surge ahead in the quarterfinal series. The game was dominated by American players. Guard Nick Murphy (193-88, college: Jacksonville St.) fired 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Guard Jeff Early (190-88, college: S.Illinois) chipped in 18 points and 6 rebounds. Five Pioneros Los Mochis players scored in double figures. Forward Travis Franklin (200-88, college: Colorado St.) produced 26 points and 5 rebounds and power forward Dominique Keller (205-88, college: Illinois) added 18 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
Guasave: T.Franklin 26+5reb+2ast, L.Davis 18+1reb+6ast, D.Keller 18+5reb+2ast, S.Yeager 8+6reb+5ast, A.Cervantes 4+2reb, G.Mondragon 2+4reb+6ast
Los Mochis: N.Murphy 20+6reb+4ast, J.Early 18+6reb+3ast, T.Motley 17+6reb+2ast, T.Miller 15+8reb+1ast, M.Hernandez 12+3reb, R.Berrelleza 2+3reb
gschID: 547973


Tijuana - Guaymas 86-103

Guaymas dropped Tijuana on the road in the opener. American point guard Carl Jones (180-91, college: St.Joseph's, agency: DTMones) stepped up and scored 28 points for the winners and his fellow American import forward BJ West (211-89, college: Jackson St.) chipped in 22 points and 9 rebounds. At the losing side American forward Greg Smith (198-91, college: Colorado St.) responded with 22 points and 5 assists and swingman Kareem Rodriguez (192) scored 24 points. Five Ostioneros de Guaymas and four Tijuana Zonkeys players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Tijuana: K.Rodriguez 24+2reb+3ast, G.Smith 22+4reb+5ast, C.Tate 14+7reb+3ast, R.Williams 12+5reb+2ast, T.Lathan 7+3reb+4ast, L.Rodriguez Sainz 5
Guaymas: C.Jones 28+4reb+3ast, B.West 22+9reb, P.Reyes 15+4reb+2ast, P.Marigney 13+8reb+6ast, R.Woods 13+5reb+2ast, D.Giron 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 547971





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  MONTENEGRO  


Bnei Hertzeliyya keeps Kanacevic for another season - by Eurobasket News

Bnei Hertzeliyya (Winner League) re-signed 26-year old American (has also Montenegrin passport) forward Halil Kanacevic (203-117kg-91, college: St.Joseph's). He played there last season. In 35 Winner League games he averaged 7.8ppg, 5.4rpg and 2.8apg.
Kanacevic ended the previous (2015-16) season at Buducnost in Montenegrin league where in 8 ABA League games he had 5.0ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.1apg. But the most of that year he spent at Tecnyconta Zaragoza in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 13 games he recorded just 2.5ppg and 2.8rpg. Kanacevic also played 10 games in Eurocup where he got 5.3ppg and 4.5rpg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Among other achievements Kanacevic won Montenegrin League championship title in 2016. He received also All-Atlantic 10 2nd Team award back in 2014 at his college time.
Kanacevic represented Montenegro at the European Championships U20 in Bilbao (Spain) six years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 4.8ppg, 4.8rpg.
Kanacevic has played previously professionally in Italy (Roma Virtus) and Slovenia (Un.Olimpija).
He attended Saint Joseph's University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Kanacevic's outlook: A double dimension front court player with great team mentality. He plays with great energy and can spend time in 4 and 5 positions as well. He can grab lots of rebounds and passes the ball very well, could have a great future at European league level, thanks to his Bosman status.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  NBA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Russell WESTBROOK
  Oklah.Ci.
  (190-PG-88)
  Avg: 31.9
 1. Westbrook, Oklah.Ci.31.9 
 2. Harden, Houston R.29.0 
 3. Davis, N.Orleans P.28.0 
 4. Thomas, Boston C.28.0 
 5. Cousins, Sacramen.27.8 
 6. James, Clevelan.27.5 
 7. Lillard, Portland.27.1 
 8. DeRozan, Toronto R.26.7 
 9. Leonard, San A.25.8 
 10. Curry, Golden S.25.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hassan WHITESIDE
  Miami Heat
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 14.2
 1. Whiteside, Miami Heat14.2 
 2. Drummond, Detro.13.8 
 3. Jordan, LA Clippers13.8 
 4. Gobert, Utah Jazz12.6 
 5. Howard, Atlanta H.12.5 
 6. Towns, Minnesot.12.2 
 7. Davis, N.Orleans P.12.0 
 8. Chandler, Phoenix .11.4 
 9. Love, Cleveland C.11.1 
 10. Westbrook, Oklah.Ci.10.8 
Assists Per Game
 James HARDEN
  Houston R.
  (196-SG-89)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Harden, Houston R.10.9 
 2. Wall, Washington W.10.6 
 3. Westbrook, Oklah.Ci.10.4 
 4. Paul, LA Clippers9.3 
 5. Rubio, Minnesot.9.1 
 6. James, Clevelan.8.5 
 7. Teague, Indiana P.7.7 
 8. Holiday, N.Orlean.7.3 
 9. Green, Golden S.6.9 
 10. Williams, Dallas M.6.8 
Steals Per Game
 Draymond GREEN
  Golden S.
  (201-F-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. Green, Golden S.2.0 
 2. Wall, Washington W.2.0 
 3. Butler, Chicago B.1.9 
 4. Paul, LA Clippers1.9 
 5. Covington, Phi.7.1.9 
 6. Curry, Golden S.1.8 
 7. McConnell, Phi.76ers1.7 
 8. Rubio, Minnesot.1.7 
 9. Leonard, San A.1.7 
 10. Westbrook, Oklah.Ci.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Rudy GOBERT
  Utah Jazz
  (216-C-92)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Gobert, Utah Jazz2.6 
 2. Embiid, Phi.76ers2.4 
 3. Davis, N.Orleans P.2.2 
 4. Whiteside, Miami Heat2.1 
 5. Turner, Indiana P.2.1 
 6. Porzingis, New Y.2.0 
 7. Antetokounmp., Milwauke.1.8 
 8. Lopez, Brooklyn N.1.7 
 9. Durant, Golden S.1.6 
 10. Ibaka, Orlando M.1.6 


Kings looking for deal to move up to draft De'Aaron Fox - by Eurobasket News

When the Sacramento Kings infamously traded DeMarcus Cousins (6'11''-C/F-90, college: Kentucky) to the New Orleans Pelicans before February's trade deadline, it signaled to the fans -- and the players -- that the franchise was entering full rebuilding mode. Cousins had failed to lead the team to a playoff appearance in his first six seasons, and a looming massive extension meant it was decision time for the Kings' front office. In the trade, Sacramento acquired the Pelicans' 2017 first-round draft pick, and because they kept their own pick they now hold the No. 5 and No. 10 selections in the upcoming draft. Rather than keep both picks, however, ESPN's Chad Ford reports that the Kings are exploring options to trade up so they can select point guard De'Aaron Fox (6'4''-G-97),, whom the Sacramento front office has apparently fallen in love with. From Ford: Fox came in to work out with the Kings this week, and there is a strong impulse to get him. They think he's a nice complement to Buddy Hield and he would really ramp up the rebuilding of their culture. The problem is that Sacramento has become his floor, not his ceiling. There's talk inside the organization about combining picks Nos. 5 and 10 to move up in the draft to secure Fox. If they found a taker, that would be a high price to pay to move up two to three spots. Fox has been shooting up draft boards since he thoroughly dominated Lonzo Ball (6'6''-G-97) -- the point guard who had long been considered the second-best prospect in the draft -- in the NCAA Tournament game between Kentucky and UCLA. The Kings are likely fearful that Fox won't be around at No. 5, so they could try to get up to the No. 2 or No. 3 spot, since it appears that Markelle Fultz (6'5''-G/F-98) will go first overall. Ironically enough, the Kings actually won the No. 3 pick in this draft lottery -- but Philadelphia exercised the pick swap it received from the Kings in the 2015 trade for Nik Stauskas. Some might say it's crazy for a rebuilding franchise to trade two top-10 picks for a player that's not a surefire superstar, but if the Kings think he's their guy then they might as well go for him -- it's not like they're going to contend any time soon either way. The problem is that the Kings have a catastrophic draft history since taking Cousins in 2010. The only drafted players remaining who have had somewhat of an impact are Ben McLemore (6'5''-G-93, college: Kansas), who has underwhelmed throughout his career, and Willie Cauley-Stein (7'0''-F-93, college: Kentucky), who played well this season after the Cousins trade. Papagiannis and Labissiere showed promise in limited minutes toward the end of the season. The Kings have desperately been looking for a point guard since dealing Isaiah Thomas to the Suns in a sign-and-trade back in 2014, and it appears they think Fox is the answer.
Courtesy of: cbssports.com



Kevin Durant's dagger stuns Cavs, lifts Warriors to 118-113 Game 3 win - by Eurobasket News

It's not over. But it's over, right? Has to be. The unstoppable Golden State Warriors took a 3-0 lead in the NBA Finals with a 118-113 victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. Kevin Durant (6'9''-SF-88, college: Texas)'s three-pointer with 45 seconds left gave Golden State a 114-113 lead, and Stephen Curry (6'3''-PG-88, college: Davidson) and Durant secured the victory with four free throws. " (Durant) took over. You can tell, he knows this is his moment," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. "He's been an amazing player in this league for a long time, and I think he's - he senses this is his time, his moment, his team. When I say his team, I mean it's not literally just his team, it's we got a group around him that can help him and create space for him with the shooting and the play making, and I think he's having the time of his life out there. With Golden State leading 116-113, Cleveland had a chance to tie the game, but LeBron James (6'8''-SF-84) turned the ball over by stepping out of bounds with 10.4 seconds remaining. Cleveland took a 113-107 lead on J.R. Smith (6'6''-G-85)'s three-pointer with 3:09 left in the fourth quarter, but Golden State finished the game on an 11-0 run. The Cavs missed their final eight shots, including five three-pointers, and Durant scored seven of the Warriors' last 11 points. The Warriors set a Finals record for three-pointers made in a quarter (nine in the first) and in a half (12) and finished 16-for-33 from beyond the arc. Durant (31 points), Curry (26 points) and Klay Thompson (6'7''-G-90, college: Washington St.) (30 points) combined for 87 points. James can do a lot of everything at a high level, but he can't do it all. He scored 27 of his game-high 39 points in the first half, and Kyrie Irving rediscovered his shooting touch to finish with 38 points. James also had 11 rebounds and nine assists. 'I gave everything that I had to this game, so I don't look at it saying I wish I could have did this or I would have did that," James said. "I left it out on the floor.' It was Cleveland's best effort of the three games, and it still didn't yield a victory. The Cavs' 27.3% shooting on three-pointers didn't help their cause. The Warriors can finish off the Cavaliers on Friday (9 p.m. ET, ABC). The previous 12 times a team has taken a 3-0 lead in the Finals, eight series ended in sweeps. Golden State is on the verge of history. Unbeaten at 15-0 in the playoffs, the Warriors can become the first team to sweep all four rounds and finish with a perfect playoff record. The Cavaliers are staring at a dire sporting situation: No team in any round of the playoffs has come back from a 3-0 deficit. Granted no team had come back from a 3-1 Finals deficit until Cleveland did it last season, but this is different and everyone from the smartest basketball mind to the casual fan knows that. Cleveland threw a flurry of punches, and Golden State withstood them. Now, the Warriors are one victory from one of the most impressive championships in NBA history.
Courtesy of: usatoday.com



Charlotte Hornets Name Mike Batiste Assistant Coach - by Eurobasket News

Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has added Mike Batiste as an assistant coach on the staff of Head Coach Steve Clifford. Batiste joins the Hornets after spending last season with the Brooklyn Nets as a player development assistant. Prior to his time with Brooklyn, he spent two seasons as an assistant coach for the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League. The native of Long Beach, Calif. played professionally for 14 seasons, including one season with the Memphis Grizzlies (2002-03). He spent 10 seasons (2003-12, 2013-14) with Panathinaikos of the Greek Basket League, leading the squad to eight-consecutive league championships, also being named the league's Most Valuable Player in 2010. As a player, Batiste also earned three EuroLeague championships in 2007, 2009 and 2011, garnering All-EuroLeague First Team honors in 2011. Additionally, he played with teams in Belgium, Italy and Turkey. Batiste played collegiately for three seasons at Arizona State, being named to the 1999 All-Pac-10 First Team following his final season.
Courtesy of: nba.com



Bucks Have Justin Zanik, Wes Wilcox, Arturas Karnisovas As GM Finalists - by Eurobasket News

The Milwaukee Bucks have narrowed their general manager search to three candidates. Denver Nuggets assistant GM Arturas Karnisovas, Atlanta Hawks ex-GM and current ownership adviser Wes Wilcox and Milwaukee assistant GM Justin Zanik have emerged after a round of interviews in New York this week. Zanik is currently serving as interim general manager following the departure of John Hammond. Zanik was hired by the Bucks as assistant GM in 2016. Karnisovas was a finalist for the Brooklyn Nets GM job a year ago. Wilcox was most recently demoted as general manager of the Hawks. Milwaukee co-owners Marc Lasry and Wes Edens will play the key roles in making the hire.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



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Joe Salerno no longer coach of Island Storm, team to continue: league commissioner - by Eurobasket News

For the first time in the Island Storm's six-year history, the team is looking for a new coach. "Joe Salerno is no longer with the Storm," said Dave Magley , the National Basketball League of Canada's commissioner. "Both parties let me know they're looking for a new coach and looking for a new job." Storm owner Duncan Shaw declined to comment Wednesday, and Salerno couldn't be reached. "From what I've gotten, there isn't just one reason," said Dave Magley . "There's multiple things that factored in for everybody. But [Salerno] won't be unemployed for long ... He's our winningest coach in our league history, and he's run a great team." "And you know what? There's a lot of people that would love to come to that Island and coach that Storm team," Dave Magley added. "It's a good environment, great crowd. You're an important part of the city when you're with the Storm. It's a pretty good gig to have."
The commissioner said he met with Shaw and the league's president last week. Dave Magley said the league is waiting for Shaw to say what will happen with the team next season. "But I don't think the Storm's on the table ... The Storm's a near break even business, and he's worked really hard to get there. Most people would say 'we're absolutely in.' But that's not who Duncan is. He's not going to confirm something that's not 100 per cent," said Dave Magley . The commissioner said whatever Shaw decides to do with the Storm, the league is committed to ensuring the team continues to play in Charlottetown next season. "In Moncton, the league's had to step in and financially fund [the team] for the last three years quite frankly ... You do what you have to do keep it going," said Dave Magley . "So all options are on the table to keep basketball in Charlottetown, in one of our best markets. We're very cognizant about how important Charlottetown is to the growth of this league." Dave Magley said he hopes to have more answers from Shaw by July at the latest. That's when the league will start scheduling its 2017-18 season.
Courtesy of: cbc.ca



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Five-star point guard picks Arizona - by Eurobasket News

Arizona just landed the first five-star of its 2018 class and its potential starting point guard for that season. Brandon Williams (6'2''-PG), a top-20 recruit, chose the Wildcats on Tuesday over the likes of Gonzaga, UCLA, Kansas and USC. The 6-foot-1 Los Angeles-area native missed much of his junior season after a knee injury required surgery. He's optimistic, though, that he'll return to the court this summer and have a full year to prepare before starting his tenure in the collegiate ranks. Williams will be arriving on campus as current starter Parker Jackson-Cartwright exhausts his eligibility, meaning the Wildcats will an opportunity for Williams to step right in on Day 1. Arizona previously received a commitment from four-star forward Shareef O'Neal (6'9''-C),, son of NBA legend Shaquille, in its 2018 class. Five-star wing Emmanuel Akot (6'7''-G-99) was slated to be part of this Wildcat group, but he re-classed to 2017 in order to join Arizona for this season. Beyond any joy that comes with landing a five-star recruit, Arizona fans are likely breathing even easier regarding Sean Miller's potential interest in the Ohio State opening. Miller leaving Arizona, a potential preseason No. 1 team, to take the recently vacated Buckeyes job seemed unlikely immediately after the announcement that Thad Matta would not be retained, but getting a 2018 commitment the caliber of Williams the following day seems to be a pretty strong indicator that the conventional wisdom regarding Miller and the Buckeyes is probably close to being on the money.
Courtesy of: nbcsports.com



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Matias Suvanto Signs With Augusta Men's Basketball - by Eurobasket News

Augusta University head men's basketball coach Dip Metress announced the signing of Matias Suvanto (6'4''-SF-97), an incoming freshman from Finland, who will join the Jaguars for the 2017-18 season. Matias Suvanto (Helsinki, Finland) is a 6-2 guard who competed with Helsinki Basketball Academy. Suvanto played for Helinski from 2013-2017 and also for the Finland national team during his high school career. "Matias is an international experienced player who has played for his country on numerous occasions," Metress said. "He gained invaluable experience playing with the best players in Finland and was able to fine tune his game to be able to make an impact as an incoming freshman." Suvanto averaged 8.4 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per game during his senior year at HBA. The Jaguars return to official competition in November for the 2017-18 season.
Courtesy of: augustajags.com



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San Marcos sign Barthel Lopez, ex Leones - by Eurobasket News

San Marcos (Liga Superior) signed 28-year old Nicaraguan center Barthel Lopez (213-89). He played this summer at Leones in Nicaraguan LNB league.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Lopez's team made it to the El Salvador Liga Mayor Clausura Semifinals in 2016. He was also voted Latinbasket.com All-El Salvador Liga Mayor Torneo Clausura 2nd Team in 2016.
Lopez has played previously professionally in El Salvador (Isidro Metapan).

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Lagos City Stars win CBL May Madness Tourney - by Eurobasket News

Champions of the Continental Basketball League (CBL), Lagos City Stars, have stated that the defensive system they adopted gave them trophy especially going by their approach to their last two games of the CBL May Madness Tournament. City Stars defeated Abidjan Raiders 73-59 Sunday night at the Teslim Balogun Stadium as Africa celebrated the birth of a great league. On a night of glitz and style City Stars Coach Godwin Owinje said at early stages of the tournament he determined they would not lay their hands on the trophy if they didn't approach each match with the tightest of defences. The former Nigeria international said, 'I played under a coach who placed great emphasis on defence. We worked elaborately under him learning the best ways to defend. Starting out here I knew they were quite a number of talented players that could shoot you down and so we kept working and improving on our defence and that has helped us tonight.' City Stars lost their last preliminary game in Yaounde to original title favourites Eko Kings in a match basketball fans would love to watch over again a hundredth time. They were up by eight points with less than two minutes to the buzzer but still lost the match. It was the same Kings they met in the second semi-finals on Saturday but the story was different this time as they cut down the Kings to the astonishment of basketball faithful who had crowned the Kings even before the championship match. On Sunday their new posture made City Stars the team to beat and they did not let down their fans as they kept the team from Ivory Coast at bay from the first quarter to the end of the match. 'Deep in our hearts we also believe we are champions and that's why we are not sad tonight. We put in our best and that made it a very entertaining game,' Denise Ebikoro of the Raiders said. 'Any team that won this trophy did well and that's why we have congratulated City Stars from the depth of our hearts. We are proud to have played in the final game and also happy that the fans got the kind of basketball they have also wanted in this part of the world.' Jordin Mayes (190-G-91, college: Arizona) of City Stars who made shooting look so easy all through the seven matches he played was voted the Most Valuable Player of the tournament. He scored 191 points in seven matches and was followed Ikenna Mbamalu of the Lagos Warriors with 113 points. Mayes had 24 assists to stand at the 6th place in the final table of selected stars. Skilful Freddy Obame (198-C-86, college: Md-E Shore) of the Libreville Izobe Dragons who played only five matches was the best assist giver with 26. Mayes said: 'Getting this MVP award is the highlight of this tournament for me. I just played to get my team this far but I have been so touched receiving such a huge award from amongst so many talented players.' The basketball challenge tagged the 'May Madness' was put together in celebration of 50 years of Lagos State. It featured six teams: Eko Kings, Lagos City Stars, and Lagos Warriors from Lagos; the other African teams were Libreville Izobe Dragons from Gabon; Abidjan Raiders from Abidjan and Yaounde Giants from Cameroon.
Courtesy of: pmexpressng.com/



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LBL Round 20 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

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

The biggest surprise of round 20 was guest San Marcos' (8-12) road victory over 5th ranked Circolo (7-13) 66-61 on Wednesday evening. San Marcos moved-up to fifth place. Circolo lost seventh consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth position with 13 games lost. San Marcos' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Lima to the arena Real Club.
Important game to mention about took place in Lima. Seventh ranked Ejercito (5-15) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging second-ranked Regatas (15-5) 99-97 on Wednesday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the home team. Ejercito maintains seventh position with 5-15 record. Regatas lost third consecutive game. They keep the second place with five games lost. Ejercito's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Lima La Family.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Lima: Real Club (#1) and La Family (#8). La Family was smashed at home by 36 points 55-91 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. Real Club (17-3) have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position. La Family at the other side stay dead last with 18 lost games. Real Club's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Lima San Marcos.
Another interesting game was again a derby between two teams from Lima: EOFap (#4) and Inmaculada (#3). Inmaculada was defeated at home 64-68 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Inmaculada. EOFap (13-7) have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with defeated Inmaculada. EOFap's next round opponent will be Circolo (#6). Inmaculada's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Lima to the arena Regatas.

La Family - Real Club 55-91

Another interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Lima: Real Club (#1) and La Family (#8). La Family was smashed at home by 36 points 55-91 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. Real Club (17-3) have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position. La Family at the other side stay dead last with 18 lost games. Real Club's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Lima San Marcos.
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Inmaculada - EOFap 64-68

Another interesting game was again a derby between two teams from Lima: EOFap (#4) and Inmaculada (#3). Inmaculada was defeated at home 64-68 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Inmaculada. EOFap (13-7) have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with defeated Inmaculada. EOFap's next round opponent will be Circolo (#6). Inmaculada's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Lima to the arena Regatas.
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Regatas - Ejercito 97-99

Important game to mention about took place in Lima. Seventh ranked Ejercito (5-15) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging second-ranked Regatas (15-5) 99-97 on Wednesday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the home team. Ejercito maintains seventh position with 5-15 record. Regatas lost third consecutive game. They keep the second place with five games lost. Ejercito's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Lima La Family.
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Circolo - San Marcos 61-66

The biggest surprise of round 20 was guest San Marcos' (8-12) road victory over 5th ranked Circolo (7-13) 66-61 on Wednesday evening. San Marcos moved-up to fifth place. Circolo lost seventh consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth position with 13 games lost. San Marcos' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Lima to the arena Real Club.
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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. Brownlee, B.Gin.29.2 
 3. Greene, TNT K.29.0 
 4. Smith, Blackwater27.7 
 5. Rhodes, SM Beermen27.2 
 6. Taggart, Rain o.26.1 
 7. McKay, Phoenix23.8 
 8. Chism, NLEX R.23.5 
 9. Mitchell, Star H.21.3 
 10. Romeo, Globalport20.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Greg SMITH
  Blackwater
  (208-C-91)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Smith, Blackwater21.2 
 2. Stepheson, Meralco .19.9 
 3. McKay, Phoenix17.3 
 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.10.9 
Assists Per Game
 Chris ROSS
  SM Beermen
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Ross, SM Beermen7.7 
 2. Castro-W., TNT K.6.6 
 3. Romeo, Globalport5.5 
 4. Cabagnot, SM Be.5.4 
 5. Smith, Blackwater5.1 
 6. Brownlee, B.Gin.5.0 
 7. Tenorio, B.Ginebra4.8 
 8. Wright, Phoenix4.8 
 9. Enciso, Alaska Aces4.5 
 10. Banchero, Alaska A.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Mark BARROCA
  Star H.
  (178-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Barroca, Star H.2.5 
 2. Ross, SM Beermen2.5 
 3. Lassiter, SM Be.2.0 
 4. Jalalon, Star H.1.8 
 5. Brownlee, B.Gin.1.8 
 6. Exciminiano, Alaska A.1.5 
 7. Cruz, Rain or Shine1.5 
 8. Norwood, Rain o.1.4 
 9. Cabagnot, SM Be.1.3 
 10. Pogoy, TNT K.1.2 
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, Phoenix2.1 
 4. Brownlee, B.Gin.2.1 
 5. Rhodes, SM Beermen1.8 
 6. Stepheson, Meralco .1.8 
 7. Jefferson, Alaska A.1.8 
 8. Fajardo, SM Be.1.5 
 9. Chism, NLEX R.1.5 
 10. Taggart, Rain o.1.5 


Bolts Bounce Back, Force Deciding Game 3 - by Eurobasket News

Meralco rose through a tough adversity, beating out TNT KaTropa in an overtime grind, 103-100, to force a do-or-die face-off in their PBA Commissioner's Cup best-of-three quarterfinals duel at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday night. Baser Amer) erupted for a career-high 32 points while Kelly Nabong (201-C-88) came through with nine of his 15 in the extension play as the Bolts survived a long scoreless spell in the fourth quarter and the exit on fouls by import Alex Stepheson (208-F/C-87, college: USC) with 1:54 left in regulations. After blowing away an 11-point lead in the last 5:46 of regulations, the Bolts stuck together and pulled off an escape act to foil the Texters' sweep bid. The two teams square off in a knockout set to at 7 p.m.Friday also at the Big Dome. The winner advances to the semis versus Barangay Ginebra. 'We played much, much better tonight than the last time. We played most of the way with our import in foul trouble and I have to give credit to our locals,' said Meralco coach Norman Black . 'Special mention goes to Baser for a career game and also to Kelly for making the key free throws in overtime,' Black added. The Meralco locals showed great courage and character under tremendous pressure, clipping TNT behemoth Joshua Smith (208-C-92, college: Georgetown) and his teammates in OT. 'We will need another effort like this to have a chance to make the semifinals. I expect Friday to be a dogfight, and I hope our guys come out like they did tonight,' said Black. Picking three fouls in the first four minutes of the game, Stepheson was limited to playing only 26:14 minutes where he collected just 13 points rebounds and seven points. The winning effort really came from the Meralco locals led by Amer who went 11-of-21 from the field and 7-of-9 from the line. Meralco went scoreless in the last 5:46 of regulations, allowing TNT to force the overtime play at 92-all. The Bolts got off to a blazing start (29-10) and were still very much in control at 92-81 before going on a long dry spell. RR Garcia drained a trey then Justin Smith nailed a charity as the Texters eventually caught up at 92 with 5.6 ticks to go. The Bolts had a chance to salvage the game in regulations but couldn't create a winning play in the dying seconds. The Texters finally tasted the lead on a charity by Garcia to start the extension play. But the Bolts just won't be denied.
Courtesy of: pba.ph



Kings Reign Over Batang Pier, Claim Semifinal Spot - by Eurobasket News

Barangay Ginebra asserted its might as the playoff top seed and crushed GlobalPort, 96-85, to secure a berth in the PBA Commissioner's Cup best-of-five semifinals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Tuesday night. Justin Brownlee (197-F-88, college: St.John's) wrought havoc on both ends, with Scottie Thompson, Japeth Aguilar (206-C-85, college: W.Kentucky) and LA Tenorio also doing significant damage as the Kings tore the Batang Pier apart to advance to the Final Four versus the winner of the TNT KaTropa-Meralco quarters matchup. The Batang Pier put up pockets of resistance before the Kings unleashed their most decisive run to pull away for good at 76-51 in the third period. The Kings made another key step towards a possible third straight finale on their 11-point drubbing of the Batang Pier marred by a flagrant infraction by Terrence Romeo on LA Tenorio with 3:28 left to play. Ejected from the game, Romeo still engaged Tenorio and even the Ginebra crowd in a taunting duel on his way to the dugout. Both players are likely to draw sanction from the Commissioner's Office. 'It's about two tough guys going at it. LA is a feisty player who won't back down against anybody. He's defending Romeo very well in the stretch, and Romeo won't back down either,' said Ginebra coach Tim Cone . 'They're two interesting personalities. It came from two competitive spirits,' added Cone of the fracas. The Kings breezed through nonetheless, preserving the tremendous efforts of Brownlee and Aguilar. The former churned out 39 points and nine rebounds while the latter collected 21 markers and eight boards. 'The turning point came when Japeth started dominating the paint in the third. He blocked shots and turned their shots. It also hurt when Justin started hitting his shots,' said Cone. 'And we moved on. We're going up against hulking import as both TNT and Meralco have their hulks. It will be tough for us to defend. We have problems dealing with huge import, and we have to figure that out,' Cone also said. The Ginebra mentor also pointed to their defense on Romeo and Stanley Pringle (184-PG-87, college: Penn St., agency: Pensack Sports) as a big key. The Kings employed no-nonsense defense from the get go, holding the Batang Pier to a 29-percent clip in the opening quarter and to an even worse 26-percent shooting in the second period. Brownlee took on Romeo and limited the PBA reigning scoring champ to a 2-of-10 shooting as the Kings led 46-33 at the turn. Aguilar nailed a bank shot and an uncontested jam then LA Tenorio drained a trey to highlight a run that opened a 40-26 spread for the Kings in the second period.
Courtesy of: pba.ph



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PLK Round 3 of Finals. Torun cut the deficit - by Eurobasket News

FINAL
Torun - Stelmet ZG 84-74

Torun snapped two-game losing skid and edged Stelmet ZG to cut the deficit in the title series. Twarde Pierniki dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Stelmet's 26. They outrebounded Stelmet 38-26 including 24 on the defensive glass. Twarde Pierniki looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Twarde Pierniki made 7 blocks. 24 personal fouls committed by Stelmet helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for Senegalese center Cheikh Mbodj (208-87, college: Cincinnati, agency: Octagon Europe) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds. American-Hungarian point guard Obadiah Trotter (188-84, college: Alabama A&M) helped adding 11 points, 5 rebounds and 14 assists. Five Twarde Pierniki players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was the former international swingman Thomas Kelati (195-82, college: Washington St., agency: BeoBasket) with 25 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and American point guard James Florence (185-88, college: Mercer, agency: Three Eye Sports) scored 12 points and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Stelmet ZG: T.Kelati 25+1reb+3ast, J.Florence 12+2reb+4ast, V.Dragicevic 9+4reb+4ast, K.Gruszecki 9+3reb, L.Koszarek 8+4reb+3ast, J.Mokros 5+4reb+1ast
Torun: C.Mbodj 21+10reb, K.Weaver 14+8reb+3ast, J.Skific 12, L.Wisniewski 12+5reb+5ast, O.Trotter 11+5reb+14ast, A.Perka 7+4reb
gschID: 547713

3-4 Place
Energa Czarni - Stal Ostrow 67-76

Stal Ostrow celebrated PLK Bronze medals. They outgunned Energa Czarni in the decider. BM Slam Stal outrebounded Energa Czarni 41-27 including a 31-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. They brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. It was an exceptional evening for American swingman Marc-Antonio Carter (191-85, college: NC-Wilmington, agency: Interperformances) who led the winners and scored 18 points and 6 rebounds. Vincentian center Shawn King (208-82, college: ORU, agency: Pensack Sports) accounted for 9 points, 14 rebounds and 6 blocks for the winning side. BM Slam Stal's coach Emil Rajkovic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American swingman Chavaughn Lewis (196-93, college: Marist) came up with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import power forward David Kravish (208-92, college: California) added 13 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Energa Czarni in the defeat. Four Energa Czarni players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Energa Czarni: C.Lewis 15+5reb+5ast, D.Kravish 13+9reb+1ast, G.Surmacz 13+4reb+3ast, A.Goods 11+2reb+3ast, D.Bachynski 6, M.Ginyard 6+5reb+2ast
Stal Ostrow: M.Antonio Carter 18+6reb+2ast, A.Johnson 12+2reb+9ast, H.Nikolov 10+4reb, S.King 9+14reb+1ast, S.Szewczyk 9+8reb+1ast, K.Chanas 8+3reb



Halas re-signs at GKS Tychy - by Eurobasket News

GKS Tychy (1Liga) confirmed in their roster 30-year old shooting guard Piotr Halas (190-87). He has played there for the last four seasons. In 14 1Liga games he recorded 7.4ppg, 1.6rpg, 2.0apg and 1.1spg last season. Halas' team made it to the 1Liga Semifinals.
He represented Poland at the European Championships U20 Division B in Warsaw (Poland) ten years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 2.4ppg, 1.1rpg.
Halas has played previously for four other teams: Slask, BM Slam Stal, Sokol Lancut and AZS AWF Mickiewicz Romus Katowice.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Daniel Olszewski signs at Znicz Basket - by Eurobasket News

MKS Znicz Basket Pruszkow (1Liga) landed 23-year old power forward Daniel Olszewski (200-94). He played most recently at Shmoolky W-wa (2Liga). In 26 games he averaged 9.3ppg, 9.3rpg, 2.6apg, 1.5spg and 2.3bpg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Polish 2Liga Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Olszewski played at Polonia W-wa (also in 2Liga) where in 23 games he had 6.8ppg, 9.3rpg, 1.3apg, 1.3spg and 2.0bpg.

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Start Lublin tabs Roman Szymanski - by Greg

TBV Start Lublin (PLK) inked 26-year old center Roman Szymanski (209-91, college: Colby CC) from Asseco. In 21 PLK games he averaged 2.7ppg and 2.7rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Szymanski played at Polpharma (TBL).
Szymanski was a member of Polish U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
He has played previously for five other teams: Twarde Pierniki, AZS Politechnika Warszawska, GTK Gdynia. Szymanski attended also Colby County Community College in 2011/2012.

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Marcel Ponitka ready for Adidas Eurocamp - by Greg

Adidas announced today the official player roster for the fifteenth annual adidas EUROCAMP that will showcase the best international players in the only NBA sanctioned pre-draft camp outside of the United States. Held in Treviso, Italy, June 9-11, the three day camp brings the best international talent together with former and current NBA coaches and players.

Marcel Ponitka (192-G-97), one of the biggest Polish prospects, will have a chance to compete and interview with NBA teams and other professional leagues leading up to the NBA Draft. Ponitka spent last season in Asseco Gdynia.

Second player from Polish PLK who will attend Eurocamp is Lithuanian big man Martynas Sajus (208-C-96) from Polpharma.

Former participants include 93 first and second round draft picks, including NBA standouts Serge Ibaka (208-C/F-89) (Toronto Raptors), Danilo Gallinari (208-SF-88) (Denver Nuggets), Goran Dragic (190-PG-86) (Miami HEAT), Brandon Ingram (206-SF-97, college: Duke) (Los Angeles Lakers), Jaylen Brown (201-F-96, college: California) (Boston Celtics), Dragan Bender (213-PF-97) (Phoenix Suns) and Thon Maker (216-C/F-97, college: High School) (Milwaukee Bucks). Forty-three former EUROCAMP participants currently hold NBA contracts and 64 currently play in EuroLeague Basketball.



Damian Jeszke moves to AZS Koszalin - by Greg

AZS Koszalin (PLK) added to their roster 22-year old forward Damian Jeszke (200-95). He has played for the last four seasons at Rosa Radom in the PLK. In 28 games he recorded 3.8ppg and 2.5rpg last season. Jeszke helped them to win the Supercup.
Jeszke has played previously for three other teams: Chelmno, MKS Novum Bydgoszcz and SMS PZKosz.

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Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Victor LIZ
  Ponce
  (193-SG-86)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Liz, Ponce21.3 
 2. Rosario, Quebradillas18.9 
 3. Wilkins, Guayama18.8 
 4. Huertas, Arecibo18.8 
 5. Costner, Humacao18.4 
 6. Warrick, Ponce17.8 
 7. Laury, Mayaguez17.8 
 8. Arroyo, Fajardo17.0 
 9. Martinez, Humacao16.8 
 10. Mendoza, Aguada16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eric DAWSON
  Ponce
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Dawson, Ponce10.5 
 2. Akindele, Bayamon10.1 
 3. Laury, Mayaguez9.7 
 4. Famous, Humacao9.4 
 5. James, Fajardo8.9 
 6. Romero, Bayamon8.7 
 7. Collier, Mayaguez8.5 
 8. James, Fajardo8.5 
 9. Lalanne, Arecibo7.8 
 10. Behanan, Arecibo7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Carlos ARROYO
  Fajardo
  (188-PG-79)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Arroyo, Fajardo7.4 
 2. Browne, San German6.9 
 3. Abreu, Aguada6.5 
 4. Fitch, Quebradillas6.4 
 5. Guzman, Humacao6.3 
 6. Smith, Quebradillas5.8 
 7. Soto, Bayamon5.6 
 8. Clemente, Arecibo5.0 
 9. Garcia, Quebradillas4.9 
 10. Torres, Ponce4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Victor LIZ
  Ponce
  (193-SG-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Liz, Ponce1.8 
 2. Wilkins, Guayama1.5 
 3. Browne, San German1.4 
 4. Behanan, Arecibo1.4 
 5. Cintron-C., Humac.1.3 
 6. Collier, Mayaguez1.3 
 7. Abreu, Aguada1.3 
 8. Fitch, Quebradillas1.3 
 9. Smith, Quebradillas1.3 
 10. Colon, Fajardo1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Fajardo
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. James, Fajardo2.6 
 2. Penn, Guayama2.2 
 3. Diaz, Quebradillas1.7 
 4. Lalanne, Arecibo1.1 
 5. Orozco, Humacao1.0 
 6. Hernandez, Quebradi.0.9 
 7. Akindele, Bayamon0.9 
 8. Gaston, Aguada0.9 
 9. Fells, San German0.7 
 10. Romero, Bayamon0.7 


BSN Round 29: Leader Santeros lose to Atleticos - by Eurobasket News

Top ranked Santeros (18-6) recorded its sixth loss in Coamo on Monday night. Hosts were edged by fifth ranked Atleticos (13-14) 77-75. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Santeros won third quarter 15-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Atleticos looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Santeros helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was the former international forward Carlos Lopez-Sosa (208-90, college: UNLV, agency: Paris Global Sports) who scored 8 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists. The former international guard Isaac Sosa-Carrion (190-90, college: Canisius) chipped in 23 points. Atleticos' coach Wilhelmus Caanen used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. The former international forward Gilberto Clavell (200-89, college: Sam Houston St., agency: Inception Sports) produced 24 points and 6 rebounds for the hosts. Atleticos have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain fifth place with 13-14 record. Santeros at the other side still keep top position with six games lost. Atleticos are looking forward to face league's second-placed Fajardo in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Santeros will have a break next round.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Quebradillas. Second ranked Fajardo faced 3rd placed Piratas. Guests from (17-7) defeated host Piratas (16-9) 89-77. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Piratas. International point guard Carlos Arroyo (188-79, college: FIU, agency: Interperformances) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 assists. Shawn James contributed with 16 points and 13 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. The former international swingman Alejandro Carmona (194-83) answered with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for Piratas. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Fajardo. They maintain second place with 17-7 record behind leader Aguada. Piratas at the other side keep the third position with nine games lost. Fajardo will play against Atleticos (#5) in San German in the next round. Piratas will play on the road against Leones in Juana Diaz and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Bayamon, where higher ranked Vaqueros (12-17) lost at home to tenth ranked Indios (8-16) 72-86 on Tuesday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Vaqueros. Tony Mitchell stepped up and scored 23 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Jeleel Akindele responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. Vaqueros' coach rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Indios maintains tenth place with 8-16 record. Loser Vaqueros keep the sixth position with 17 games lost. Indios will meet at home higher ranked Brujos (#8) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Vaqueros will have a break next round.

In the last game of round 29 Guayama were defeated by Ponce in Juana Diaz 97-87.

Bayamon - Mayaguez 72-86

We should mention about the upset which took place in Bayamon, where higher ranked Vaqueros (12-17) lost at home to tenth ranked Indios (8-16) 72-86 on Tuesday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Vaqueros. The game was mostly controlled by Indios. Vaqueros managed to win second period 28-27. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Indios had a 35-23 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American Tony Mitchell (198-89, college: Alabama) stepped up and scored 23 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and international guard Cliff Duran (191-89, agency: Paris Global Sports) chipped in 16 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Four Indios players scored in double figures. Nigerian center Jeleel Akindele (216-83, college: Chicago St., agency: BeoBasket) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds and the former international guard Jesse Pellot-Rosa (193-84, college: VCU, agency: Paris Global Sports) scored 15 points and 7 rebounds. Vaqueros' coach rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Indios maintains tenth place with 8-16 record. Loser Vaqueros keep the sixth position with 17 games lost. Indios will meet at home higher ranked Brujos (#8) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Vaqueros will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Mayaguez: T.Mitchell 23+8reb+4ast, C.Duran 16+8reb+6ast, D.Laury 14+9reb+3ast, J.Rodriguez 11+4reb+1ast, D.Collier 8+9reb+3ast, N.Butler Lind 7+3reb+1ast
Bayamon: I.Romero 18+4reb, J.Pellot-Rosa 15+7reb+2ast, J.Akindele 13+11reb+2ast, C.Dalmau 8+1reb+1ast, J.Soto 5+2reb+7ast, B.Santiago 5+2reb
gschID: 540191


Quebradillas - Fajardo 77-89

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Quebradillas. Second ranked Fajardo faced 3rd placed Piratas. Guests from (17-7) defeated host Piratas (16-9) 89-77. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Piratas. The game was mostly controlled by Fajardo. Piratas was better in third quarter 24-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Fajardo players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. International point guard Carlos Arroyo (188-79, college: FIU, agency: Interperformances) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 assists. American center Shawn James (208-83, college: Northeastern) contributed with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. The former international swingman Alejandro Carmona (194-83) answered with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and American-Venezuelan Donta Smith (201-83, college: SE Illinois JC) added 10 points and 9 assists in the effort for Piratas. 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. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Fajardo. They maintain second place with 17-7 record behind leader Aguada. Piratas at the other side keep the third position with nine games lost. Fajardo will play against Atleticos (#5) in San German in the next round. Piratas will play on the road against Leones in Juana Diaz and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Fajardo: C.Arroyo 21+1reb+10ast, S.James 16+13reb, D.James 16+9reb+3ast, A.Colon 11+1reb+2ast, M.Ali Berdiel 8+1ast, N.Peavy 7+6reb
Quebradillas: A.Carmona 19+7reb+5ast, M.Rosario 15+2ast, L.Hernandez 13+6reb+1ast, D.Smith 10+2reb+9ast, J.Bryan Diaz 6+6reb+2ast, R.Chaney 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 540190


Ponce - Guayama 97-87

There was no surprise in Juana Diaz where 8th ranked Brujos (10-16) were defeated by fifth ranked Leones (13-13) 97-87 on Tuesday. The game was mostly controlled by Leones. Brujos managed to win second period 17-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Dominican Victor Liz (193-86) stepped up and scored 37 points (!!!) and 7 assists for the winners and American Mike Harris (198-83, college: Rice) chipped in 25 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. American guard Damien Wilkins (198-80, college: Georgia) responded with 27 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists and naturalized American guard Kyle Vinales (185-92, college: Cent.Conn.St.) scored 18 points. Leones moved-up to fourth place. Brujos lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the eighth position with 16 games lost. Leones will meet at home higher ranked Piratas (#3) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Brujos will play against Indios (#10) in Mayaguez and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ponce: V.Liz 37+3reb+7ast, M.Harris 25+9reb+5ast, E.Dawson 18+12reb+4ast, C.Emory 6+2reb+1ast, A.Daniel Vassallo 5+1ast, A.Torres 3+3reb+8ast
Guayama: D.Wilkins 27+6reb+8ast, K.Vinales 18+1reb, D.Hinson 13+1reb+1ast, A.Thornton 8+4reb, J.Nieves 8+3reb+2ast, R.Sanchez 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 540189


Aguada - San German 75-77

Top ranked Santeros (18-6) recorded its sixth loss in Coamo on Monday night. Hosts were edged by fifth ranked Atleticos (13-14) 77-75. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Santeros won third quarter 15-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Atleticos looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Santeros helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was the former international forward Carlos Lopez-Sosa (208-90, college: UNLV, agency: Paris Global Sports) who scored 8 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists. The former international guard Isaac Sosa-Carrion (190-90, college: Canisius) chipped in 23 points. Atleticos' coach Wilhelmus Caanen used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. The former international forward Gilberto Clavell (200-89, college: Sam Houston St., agency: Inception Sports) produced 24 points and 6 rebounds and American-Dominican forward Emmanuel Andujar (198-93, college: Manhattan) added 9 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for the hosts. Atleticos have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain fifth place with 13-14 record. Santeros at the other side still keep top position with six games lost. Atleticos are looking forward to face league's second-placed Fajardo in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Santeros will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
San German: I.Sosa Carrion 23+2ast, D.Ebanks 21+1reb, C.Lopez-Sosa 8+14reb+5ast, A.Franklin 8+6reb+2ast, G.Browne 8+5reb+6ast, O.Branch 6+3reb+1ast
Aguada: G.Clavell 24+6reb, R.Mendoza 14+3reb+3ast, O.Samhan 13+3reb+1ast, E.Andujar 9+8reb+5ast, C.Gaston 7+9reb+1ast, M.Lopez 2+1reb
gschID: 540188





Victor Liz gets MVP of the Week award for Puerto Rican BSN - by Eurobasket News

Experienced Dominican Rep. Victor Liz (193-SG-86) had a great game in the last week for Ponce and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for week 29.
The 30-year old shooting guard had the game-high 37 points adding three rebounds and seven assists for Ponce in his team's victory, helping them to beat Guayama (#8, 10-16) 97-87. Ponce is placed at 4th position in Puerto Rican BSN. Ponce 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 13-13 record. In the team's last game Liz had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 8 attempts. He just recently signed at Ponce, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Liz has impressive league stats. He is league's best scorer averaging so far 21.3ppg. Liz is in league's top in and averages solid 41.0% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last week's games was 36-year old American guard Damien Wilkins (198-G-80) of Guayama. Wilkins impressed basketball fans with 27 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. Bad luck as Guayama lost that game 87-97 to the higher-ranked Ponce (#4, 13-13). Guayama is still in a red zone at 8th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 10-16 record. Wilkins is one of the most experienced players at Guayama and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.8ppg (#3). His other stats are also decent: 5.6rpg and 4.1apg.

The third best performed player last week was another Ponce's star - American Eric Dawson (206-F/C-84, agency: Haylett Sports). Dawson showcased his all-around game by recording 18 points, twelve rebounds (!!!) and four assists in the last week. He was another key player of Ponce, helping his team with a 97-87 win against the lower-ranked Guayama (#8, 10-16). Ponce needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 13 victories and 13 lost games. Dawson has a great season in Puerto Rico. After 24 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 10.5rpg (#1 in league). Dawson attended one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Shawn James (208-C-83) of Fajardo - 16 points and 13 rebounds
5. Mike Harris (198-SF-83) of Ponce - 25 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Tony Mitchell (198-SF-89) of Mayaguez - 23 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Gilberto Clavell (200-F-89) of Aguada - 24 points and 6 rebounds
8. Alejandro Carmona (194-G/F-83) of Quebradillas - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Carlos Lopez-Sosa (208-F-90) of San German - 8 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Carlos Arroyo (188-PG-79) of Fajardo - 21 points and 10 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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Kirdyachkin comes back to Novosybirsk - by Eurobasket News

BC Novosybirsk (Superleague 1) inked 27-year old power forward Andrey Kirdyachkin (208-105kg-90). It is actually his comeback to Novosybirsk as he has played here before. Kirdyachkin played most recently at Spartak Primorie Vladivostok in Russian Superleague 1. In 18 games he recorded 6.7ppg and 3.7rpg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Kirdyachkin also played that season for BC Nizhny Novgorod. But in three VTB United League games he averaged just 1.7ppg.
Among other achievements Kirdyachkin's team won Russian Superleague Regular Season in 2015. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague 1st Team award in 2015.
Kirdyachkin represented Russia at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago.
He has played previously for three other teams: Ryazan, NGU Novosybirsk and Samara SGEU.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Chris Wright Hosting Pro Exposure Camp - by David Pick

OKC's D-League high-flyer Chris Wright is hosting a Pro Exposure Camp in Dayton, Ohio, between June 30th to July 2nd, to help propel athletes who are looking to start or continue their professional careers.

Wright, a former University of Dayton forward with stints in the NBA, D-League, Euroleague and EuroCup -- including a 2016 championship ring with Maccabi Rishon Lezion of the Israeli Association -- has gathered a selective group of professional coaches from overseas, with NBA and Euro coaches and players to partake in his camp. Guests include Sharon Drucker , a 15-plus year veteran and architect of winning teams in Israel, Russia and Greece on the highest levels outside the NBA. Drucker won the 2004 EuroCup and 2005 EuroChallenge titles, and formed Wright's winning squad from 2016. Also invited is former NBA guard Jannero Pargo, who played overseas for David Blatt, and is a former 14-year NBA veteran.

"This camp will give players the opportunity to play and compete in front of scouts and coaches from the NBA, Europe, the D-League and South America. Strategically and hand selected coaches with NBA and international experience that knows exactly what it takes to exceed expectations at the highest of levels," Wright said. "You will be able to display your professionalism on and off the court which goes a long way with management."

The camp will provide three days filled with breakfast, motivational speaking (business, finances, and post career planning), proper dieting exercising, yoga, doctor evaluation of players injured or experiencing discomfort with their body, followed by lunch and ending with drills and five on five play.

Wright has conquered the importance of being a person of high character and exemplifying what a true professional should look like. He knows that one day the ball will stop bouncing and makes a cautious effort to spread awareness on career goals and future planning for life after sports. Although he is still in the prime of his career, he has a strong passion for helping others try and reach their goals.



TEMP SUMZ Revda signs Dmitriy Zlobin - by Eurobasket News

TEMP-SUMZ-UGMK Revda (Superleague 1) signed 29-year old point guard Dmitriy Zlobin (186-75kg-88) from Irkut. In 36 Superleague 1 games he had 8.9ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.7apg and 1.9spg (in top 4) last season. He helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season Zlobin played at AltajBasket (Superleague 2) where in 47 games he recorded 14.1ppg, 4.5rpg, 3.8apg and 2.9spg (leader !!!). He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague 2 Defensive Player of the Year and named to 2nd Team.
Zlobin won Russian Higher League championship title in 2014.
He has played previously for two other teams: Neftekhimik Tobolsk and Sogdiana-Skif.

TEMP-SUMZ-UGMK Revda roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alexandr Varnakov
Dmitriy Zlobin

Forward:
Aleksandr Lavnikov

Center:
Sergey Karaulov

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Alexandr Varnakov is a newcomer at TEMP SUMZ Revda - by Eurobasket News

TEMP-SUMZ-UGMK Revda (Superleague 1) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old point guard Alexandr Varnakov (185-84kg-92) from Irkut. In 36 Superleague 1 games he recorded 13.1ppg, 3.9rpg, 3.7apg and 1.4spg last season. He helped them to make it to the final. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague 1 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Varnakov played at Samara SGEU (Superleague) where in 35 games he averaged 9.1ppg, 4.2rpg, 4.0apg and 1.4spg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.
Varnakov's team won Russian Superleague Regular Season in 2015.
He represented Russia at the European Championships U20 in Slovenia five years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 8.3ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 44.4%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 73.7%.
Varnakov has played previously for four other teams: BC Nizhny Novgorod, Zenit 2, Ruskon Mordovia and Zenit.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kurtsevich re-signs at Novosybirsk - by Eurobasket News

BC Novosybirsk (Superleague 1) confirmed in their roster 28-year old center Alexey Kurtsevich (210-107kg-89). He played there last season. In 36 Superleague 1 games he recorded 10.5ppg, 7.4rpg (#4 in the league) and 1.4bpg. Kurtsevich helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague 1 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Samara SGEU (Superleague) where in 12 games he averaged 7.8ppg and 4.0rpg. Kurtsevich contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league.
He represented Russia at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. Kurtsevich's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 5 games: 1.4ppg.
Kurtsevich has played previously for five other teams: Ryazan, Zenit 2, COP Kondrashina-Belova St.Petersburg, Zenit and Ataman.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Courts Jets and VBCC Warlords remain undefeated - by Eurobasket News

Courts Jets and VBCC Warlords remain undefeated in their groups. In their latest games the favorites celebrated another victories. VBCC defeated BFTF 74 -38 and earlier edged Police 74-53. Courts Jets meanwhile outscored Canaries 88-58 to keep the perfect record. In another games Run N Gun beat Dennery 62-57, while Micoud overcame Schools 51-42. Police won over Courts Jets Co-Ed 54-42.


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KLS Round 1 of Semi-Finals. FMP and Crvena Zvezda earn victories - by Eurobasket News

Partizan - FMP 91-96

FMP overcame Partizan on the road to take 1-0 lead in the semifinal series. The guests trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 31-17 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. FMP outrebounded Partizan 36-23 including 25 on the defensive glass. 34 personal fouls committed by Partizan helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Filip Covic (178-89) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 5 assists. Australian forward Jonah Bolden (208-96, college: UCLA) contributed with 18 points and 7 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. The former international forward Novica Velickovic (205-86, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 27 points and 5 rebounds and international power forward Stefan Bircevic (210-89) added 19 points in the effort for Partizan. Four Partizan players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
FMP: F.Covic 23+5ast, J.Bolden 18+7reb+3ast, A.Radanov 16+3reb+1ast, D.Apic 9+6reb+3ast, R.Seslija 8+8reb+1ast, S.Lazarevic 7+3reb+1ast
Partizan: N.Velickovic 27+5reb+1ast, S.Bircevic 19+3reb+2ast, W.Hatcher 11+3reb+6ast, V.Marinkovic 10+4reb, M.Andric 9+2reb+2ast, U.Lukovic 6+3reb
gschID: 547851


Crvena Zvezda - Mega Leks 85-70

Crvena Zvezda outgunned Mega Leks in the opener. Crvena Zvezda made 21-of-25 charity shots (84.0 percent) during the game. Mega Leks were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. International center Ognjen Kuzmic (213-90) stepped up and scored 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and naturalized Montenegrin power forward Milko Bjelica (207-84, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 18 points and 5 rebounds. At the losing side FYR Macedonian center Predrag Samardziski (215-86, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and point guard Jovan Novak (188-94) scored 15 points and 4 assists. Four Mega Leks players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Crvena Zvezda: O.Kuzmic 20+5reb, M.Bjelica 18+5reb+1ast, N.Wolters 8+2reb+3ast, S.Jovic 7+2reb+5ast, M.Guduric 6+3reb+2ast, C.Jenkins 6+1reb+2ast
Mega Leks: P.Samardziski 15+8reb+4ast, J.Novak 15+3reb+4ast, R.Spasojevic 12+5reb+1ast, O.Jaramaz 12+3reb+3ast, K.Mushidi 7+1ast, N.Rebic 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 547850





Ognjen Jaramaz gets MVP of the Week award for Serbian KLS (Superliga) - by Eurobasket News

Talented International Guard Ognjen Jaramaz (193-G-95, agency: BeoBasket) had a great game in the last round for Mega Leks and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 14 (Second Stage).
The 21-year old guard had the game-high 22 points adding four rebounds and two assists for Mega Leks in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Partizan (#2, 12-2) 102-98. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Mega Leks maintains the 4th position in Serbian KLS. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier in Second Stage. Mega Leks will need more victories to improve their 9-5 record. Jaramaz has many years of experience at Mega Leks, through which he has constantly improved. Ognjen Jaramaz averages this season 14.5ppg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old center Igor Kesar (210-C-92, agency: Mansfield and Associates) of Spartak. Kesar impressed basketball fans with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as Spartak lost that game 83-88 to slightly higher-ranked Vrsac (#7, 3-11). Spartak are still at the very bottom. 13 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Spartak managed to get this Second Stage. Kesar is one of the most experienced players at Spartak and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was another Mega Leks' star - German Kostja Mushidi (195-G/F-98, agency: BeoBasket). Mushidi scored 24 points and grabbed six rebounds. He was another key player of Mega Leks, helping his team with a 102-98 win against #2 ranked Partizan in a game of the week. Mega Leks needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 9 victories and 5 lost games. Mushidi has a very solid season. In 11 games in Serbia he scored 10.8ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Nikola Jeftic (205-C/F-87) of Vrsac - 15 points and 5 rebounds
5. Marko Cakarevic (200-F/G-88) of Dynamic BG - 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Stefan Fundic (199-F-94) of Vrsac - 16 points and 7 rebounds
7. Stefan Bircevic (210-F/C-89) of Partizan - 20 points and 2 rebounds
8. Dejan Davidovac (202-SF-95) of FMP - 8 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists
9. Bojan Krstovic (194-G-80) of Vrsac - 16 points, 2 rebounds and 8 assists
10. Nikola Rebic (188-PG-95) of Mega Leks - 10 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists

The Player of the week is choosen 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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Boris Bojanovsky is a newcomer at Levice - by Michal Duchovic

BK Levicki Patrioti (SBL) added to their roster 24-year old international center Boris Bojanovsky (217-109kg-93, college: Florida State) from MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno. In 37 SBL games he recorded 7.3ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.3bpg last season. He helped them to make it to the final and Cup semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League Honorable Mention. Bojanovsky also played that season for Anwil in Polish TBL. But in four games he averaged just 0.5ppg. Bojanovsky's team won Alpe Adria Cup.
He has been also a member of Slovakian international program for some years. Bojanovsky has regularly played for Slovakian senior team since 2016 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
He also represented Slovakia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 6.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.7spg, FGP: 73.9%, FT: 55.6%.
Bojanovsky has played also professionally in Spain (Canarias Basketball Academy).
He attended Florida State until 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

BK Levicki Patrioti roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Simon Krajcovic

Forwards:
Zarko Djuric
Martin Bachan

Center:
Boris Bojanovsky

Coach: Teo Hojc



Prievidza signs Jan Zorvan - by Michal Duchovic

BC Prievidza (SBL) signed forward Jan Zorvan (201) from MBK Lucenec. But in 38 SBL games he had just 1.6ppg and 2.5rpg last season.
Zorvan has played also professionally for other Slovakian teams like IMC Slovakia Povazska Bystrica and MBK ZU Zilina.

BC Prievidza roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marek Jass
Jaroslav Musil
Branislav Pipiska

Forwards:
Marko Batina
Jan Zorvan



Spirou keeps Fusek for another season - by Eurobasket News

Proximus Spirou Charleroi (Euromillions League) re-signed 22-year old Slovakian international center Michael Fusek (221-95, agency: Octagon Europe). He played there last season. In 28 Euromillions League games he recorded 4.2ppg and 3.3rpg. Fusek helped them to win the group title (twice). He also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged just 1.0ppg. Fusek has been regularly called to Slovakian Senior National Team since 2016.
He has played previously for another Belgian team Essor Charleroi.

Proximus Spirou Charleroi roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Keaton Grant

Forwards:
Scott Thomas
Seth Tuttle
Haris Delalic

Centers:
Rasko Katic
Amaury Gorgemans
Michael Fusek

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Slovenian National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Slovenian National Team 2017
#s#
Jan Barbaric
Barbaric
Goran Dragic
Dragic
Jaka Klobucar
Klobucar
Aleksej Nikolic
Nikolic
Matic Rebec
Rebec
#e#5
Jan Barbaric 188-G-95 Un.Olimpija Slovenia
Goran Dragic 190-PG-86 Miami Heat USA
Jaka Klobucar 198-G/F-87 Istanbul BBSK Turkey
Aleksej Nikolic 191-PG-95 Brose Bask. Germany
Matic Rebec 181-PG-95 Krka Slovenia
Luka Rupnik 186-PG-93 Fuenlabrada Spain
Zan Mark Sisko 189-PG-97 Ilirija Slovenia
Jaka Blazic 196-G-90 Baskonia Spain
Luka Doncic 201-PG-99 Real Madrid Spain
Tadej Ferme 185-PG-91 Rogaska Slovenia
Miha Lapornik 194-SG-93 RETAbet BB Spain
Klemen Prepelic 191-G-92 Limoges France
Miha Vasl 192-G-92 Chalons-Reims France
Vlatko Cancar 201-SF-97 Mega Leks Serbia
Jakob Cebasek 200-G/F-91 Hopsi Polzela Slovenia
Gregor Hrovat 196-SF-94 Un.Olimpija Slovenia
Erjon Kastrati 198-SG-94 Krka Slovenia
Luka Lapornik 195-G-88 Joventut Spain
Edo Muric 202-F-91 Banvit BK Turkey
Mitja Nikolic-Smrdelj 200-F-91 Novipiu Casale Italy
Jan Kosi 204-F-96 KK Primorska Slovenia
Martin Krampelj 203-SF-95 Creighton USA
Blaz Mahkovic 201-F-90 Igokea Bosnia
Sasa Zagorac 206-F/C-84 Parma Russia
Mirza Begic 216-C-85 Cedevita Croatia
Tomaz Bolcina 208-C-94 Helios Slovenia
Ziga Dimec 211-C-93 Krka Slovenia
Alen Omic 216-C-92 Unicaja Spain
Gasper Vidmar 211-C-87 Banvit BK Turkey

Igor Kokoskov Head Coach Utah Jazz USA



Slovenian U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Slovenian U20 National Team 2017
#s#
Nejc Baric
Baric
Aljaz Bratec
Bratec
Vlatko Cancar
Cancar
Urban Durnik
Durnik
Ziga Habat
Habat
#e#5
Nejc Baric 183-PG-97 Zlatorog Slovenia
Aljaz Bratec 192-PG-98 Helios Slovenia
Vlatko Cancar 201-SF-97 Mega Leks Serbia
Jan Dornik 195-F-98 Union Olim. II Slovenia
Urban Durnik 201-PF-97 Zlatorog Slovenia
Ziga Habat 193-PG-97 Pingvini Slovenia
Matej Janezic 207-C/F-98 Un.Olimpija Slovenia
Ziga Jurcek 194-SG-98 Un.Olimpija Slovenia
Jernej Ledl 191-G-97 Zlatorog Slovenia
Jurij Macura 203-F/C-99 Baskonia Spain
Aljaz Marinc 190-PG-97 Crnomelj Slovenia
Nejc Martincic 182-PG-97 Sencur Gor. Slovenia
Blaz Mesicek 197-G/F-97 Enel Brindisi Italy
Ibrahim Mulaomerovic 213-C-98 Zlatorog Slovenia
Domen Omladic 202-F-98 Hopsi Polzela Slovenia
Filip Pacaric 202-F/C-97 Koper Slovenia
Luka Rozanc 190-G-97 Branik Slovenia
Zan Mark Sisko 189-PG-97 Ilirija Slovenia
Matic Vesel 204-F-98 Helios Slovenia

Aleksandar Sekulic Head Coach KK Primorska Slovenia
Miroslav Majkic Assistant



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Janis Timma (ex Zenit) is a newcomer at Baskonia - by Eurobasket News

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old Latvian international small forward Janis Timma (201-102kg-92). He has played for the last two years at Zenit in Russian VTB league. In 28 VTB United League games he recorded 12.6ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.4apg and 1.3spg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to VTB United League All-Star Game.
In 2013 Timma was drafted by Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) in second round (60th overall).
Among other achievements his team made it to the VTB United League Semifinals in 2016. Timma received also Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Forward of the Year award in 2016.
He has been also a member of Latvian international program for some years. Timma has regularly played for Latvian senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
He also represented Latvia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 7.2ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.2apg, FGP: 63.6%, 3PT: 34.4%, FT: 66.7%.
Timma has played also professionally for other Latvian teams like Barons Riga, Ventspils, Liepaja/Triobet, Keizarmezs and DU/Swedbank.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A very athletic forward with a strong body and quick legs. He's a great shooter, with a very quick release. He can create his own shot from off the dribble as well as shoot coming off screens. Defends very well even on bigger opponents thanks to his powerful body, needs to improve in continuity during each game.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Niklas Caner-Medley joins Estudiantes - by Eurobasket News

Estudiantes secured the services of Niklas Caner-Medley (203-F-83, college: Maryland, agency: BeoBasket). The forward penned a two-year deal with the Spanish team. Niklas Caner-Medley spent the last season in France. He played for Monaco. The forward notched 9.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game in ProA. In Champions League he averaged 6.6 points, 5.4 rebounds per appearance. Niklas Caner-Medley is not new to Madrid. He played for Estudiantes back in 2009/11 seasons.



Baskonia keeps Shengelia through 2020 - by Eurobasket News

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa) re-signed 26-year old Georgian forward Tornike Shengelia (206-100kg-91) to a new three-year deal. He has played there for the last three seasons. In 31 Liga Endesa games he averaged 10.5ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.3apg last season. Shengelia helped them to make it to the semifinals.
In 2012 he was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) in second round (54th overall).
Among other achievements Shengelia received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships Honorable Mention award in 2015.
He represented Georgia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 17.2ppg, Reb-4 (8.0rpg), 2.0apg, FGP: 66.7%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 83.3%.
Shengelia is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium (Spirou Charleroi and VOO Verviers Pepinster), NBA (Chicago Bulls and Brooklyn Nets), Spain (Valencia Basket and Valencia 2) and D-League (Springfield A.).
Let's have closer look into Shengelia's outlook: (by Giovanni Conte for NBADraft.net in 2012)
A natural small forward, but can also play with his back to the basket, thanks to his physical strength ... He's an agile player with skills in various parts of the game: he can shoot, dribble and also play off the ball adroitly .... Physically is strong and athletic, so he can be a good rebounder for the position. His first step is not a strength. On defense he can struggle in the post when he plays power forward, and on the perimeter with the quickness of small forwards ... He has to improve his efficiency on free throws and develop the range and consistency to shoot behind the arc ..
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By Eurobasket Data Center

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Doornekamp re-signs at CB Canarias - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (Liga Endesa) confirmed in their roster 32-year old Canadian international forward Aaron Doornekamp (201-96kg-85, agency: Interperformances). He is a dual citizen owning also Dutch passport. Doornekamp played there last season. In 35 Liga Endesa games he had 12.3ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.5apg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Deutsche Bank Skyliners in German BBL where in 39 games he recorded 11.3ppg, 5.0rpg and 2.1apg. Doornekamp helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 17 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 9.1ppg, 4.5rpg and 2.0apg. Doornekamp contributed to his team winning the Cup.
He was voted CIS All-Canadian Player of the Year back in 2008.
Doornekamp was also a member of Canadian international program for some years. He played for Canadian Senior National Team between 2006 and 2015 and previously for U21 National Team in 2005.
Doornekamp represented Canada at the FIBA Americas in Mexico two years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 10 games: 3.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.5apg.
Doornekamp has played also professionally in Italy (Juvecaserta), Germany (Braunschweig) and Canada (Ravens).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Anadolu Efes sign Ricky Ledo, ex Baskonia - by Eurobasket News

Anadolu Efes Istanbul (BSL) signed 25-year old American small forward Ricky Ledo (201-88kg-92, college: Providence). He finished last season at Baskonia in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 7 games he averaged 9.4ppg and 2.4rpg in ACB. Previously he played for Yesilgiresun in Turkey. In BSL his stats read 21.2ppg and 6.3rpg.
In 2013 he was drafted by Milwaukee Bucks (NBA) in second round (43rd overall). The former Providence College staris in his fifth season in pro basketball.
He has played on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Ledo has played previously professionally in Puerto Rico (Santeros), NBA (Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks) and D-League (Texas Legends and Reno Bighorns).
He could be described: Had a lanky frame and a sweet shooting stroke in his high schools days, now he's a 6'6" guard that not only could stretch the defense with his outside shooting but could also finish inside with the best of them. He needs of further work in various parts of the game, but he's yet very good in scoring quickly out from the bench, even at NBA level.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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FC Barcelona and Giorgos Barzokas to split ways - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona are set to part ways with head coach Giorgos Bartzokas . The Greek specialist spent a forgettable season with the Spanish powerhouse. FC Barcelona failed to make it into the playoffs in EuroLeague. They also lost to Valencia in the first round of ACB playoffs. Previously Bartzokas worked with Larissa, Panionios, Olympiacos and Lokomotiv Kuban. He was named All-EuroLeague Coach of the Year back in 2013.



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8 Zim Clubs for Swazi B/Ball Tourney - by Eurobasket News

National champions Harare City Hornets are confident they will grab gold at the 2017th edition of the Swaziland International Invitational tournament from June 23-25 in Mbabane. The council-run club settled for silver after playing second fiddle to Jozi Nuggets of South Africa in the championship last year. But the reigning Harare Basketball A League kings believe they have now come of age. Hornets secretary-general Forster Manezho said his team was raring to go. "We believe this is our year and we have already conquered all before us in the local scene. We are quite convinced we will win the Swaziland invitational tournament," he said. "We narrowly lost in the final last year but we are more prepared for this year's edition of the championship. "Every member of our club is keen to play their part and we are confident we will deliver the trophy home. "This is a tournament that we want to win at all costs. We have won every tournament that we were involved in this year and it will only be right we wrap up the season with a podium finish in Swaziland. "We know it is not going to be easy but, for a team to be competitive, they have to win tournaments of this magnitude."
Four men's teams and as many women's clubs from Zimbabwe will be part of the jamboree this year. Harare A league runners-up JBC, Hustlers and Foxes will all join Hornets in the men's grouping at the tournament while women's national champions Lakers, Vixens, Raiders and Green Stars will represent the country in the female category. The region's most prestigious invitational tournament has attracted clubs from Malawi, South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Courtesy of: herald.co.zw



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Stats Leaders LNA

Points Per Game
 Rashad WHACK
  Winterthur
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Whack, Winterthur21.5 
 2. Cochran, Lausanne21.3 
 3. Jones, Starwings19.8 
 4. Niles, Massagno19.6 
 5. Day, Massagno18.7 
 6. Wilson, Lausanne18.6 
 7. Williams, Boncourt17.6 
 8. Downing, Winte.17.6 
 9. Ballard, Geneve Lions17.6 
 10. Carey, Lugano T.17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Durell VINSON
  Starwings
  (201-F/C-85)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Vinson, Starwings12.6 
 2. Calasan, Boncourt12.5 
 3. Bergstedt, Massa.9.1 
 4. Sheldon, Winte.9.0 
 5. Ballard, Geneve Lions8.7 
 6. Brown, Swiss C.8.5 
 7. Heath, Monthey8.5 
 8. Krstanovic, Neuch.8.1 
 9. Taylor, Fribourg8.0 
 10. Dubas, Monthey7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Terrell EVERETT
  Lugano T.
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Everett, Lugano T.6.5 
 2. Young, Monthey5.9 
 3. Kovacevic, Swiss C.5.8 
 4. Cochran, Lausanne4.6 
 5. Williams, Geneve L.4.6 
 6. Jones, Starwings4.6 
 7. Magnani, Massagno4.4 
 8. Wright, Fribourg4.2 
 9. Savoy, Neuchatel4.1 
 10. Timberlake, Geneve L.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Karl COCHRAN
  Lausanne
  (185-G-92)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Cochran, Lausanne2.7 
 2. Wright, Fribourg2.3 
 3. Jones, Starwings2.3 
 4. Wilson, Lausanne2.0 
 5. Jurkovitz, Fribourg1.9 
 6. James, Neuchatel1.6 
 7. Carter, Boncourt1.6 
 8. Veselinov, Swiss C.1.5 
 9. Whack, Winterthur1.5 
 10. Carey, Lugano T.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Rhamel BROWN
  Swiss C.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Brown, Swiss C.2.2 
 2. Heath, Monthey1.5 
 3. James, Neuchatel1.0 
 4. Swannegan, Lausa.1.0 
 5. Cotture, Fribourg0.9 
 6. Monteiro, Winte.0.8 
 7. Bergstedt, Massa.0.8 
 8. Voss, Swiss C.0.6 
 9. Mladjan, Geneve L.0.6 
 10. Sheldon, Winte.0.5 


LNA Round 4 of Finals. Monthey even championship series - by Eurobasket News

Geneve Lions - Monthey 64-78

Monthey upset Geneve Lions on the road to even the championship series at 2-all. The game was mostly controlled by Monthey. Geneve Lions managed to win fourth quarter 24-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international power forward Jonathan Dubas (204-91) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points and 15 rebounds and American forward Markel Humphrey (198-86, college: Marshall, agency: Three Eye Sports) who added 12 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side the former international forward Marko Mladjan (205-93) responded with 9 points and 7 rebounds and American swingman Antonio Ballard (196-88, college: Miami, OH) scored 6 points and 9 rebounds. Geneve Lions' coach rotated ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Geneve Lions: C.Timberlake 11+3reb+2ast, M.Mladjan 9+7reb+1ast, J.Kozic 8+4reb, C.Braswell 8+3reb, R.Grueninger 6+3reb+1ast, A.Ballard 6+9reb+1ast
Monthey: J.Dubas 20+15reb+1ast, J.Heath 17+5reb+1ast, M.Humphrey 12+12reb+4ast, M.Maruotto 9+5reb, J.Sinclair 9+3reb+2ast, B.Young 8+2reb+6ast
gschID: 547560





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Scharer number one in Thailand for round 8 - by Eurobasket News

American Guard Avery Scharer (188-G-86) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Hitech, receiving a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 8.
The 30-year old player was the main contributor (29 points, eight rebounds and nine assists) to his team's victory, helping them to outclass TGE (#6, 2-6) with 27-point margin 118-91. Hitech maintains the 2nd position in Thailand TBL. They are still close to the very top. Hitech would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 7-1 record. Scharer just recently signed at Hitech, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Former Shoreline Community College star has very solid stats this year. Scharer is in league's top in points (3rd best: 24.0ppg), rebounds (9th best: 8.9rpg) and averages impressive 2.8spg and 60.2% FGP. Worth to mention Scharer played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

The second best player in last round's games was another Hitech's star - 26-year old American Daniel Orton (208-F-90). Orton had a very good evening with a double-double of 20 points and 19 rebounds. Of course together with Scharer he helped Hitech with another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked TGE (#6, 2-6) 118-91. Hitech's second position in the standings has not changed. His team lost just one game this season, while they won 7 matches. Orton is one of the most experienced players at Hitech and similarly like Avery Scharer has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was Jaman Johnson of Dunkin' Raptors (#7). Johnson showcased his all-around game by recording 21 points, thirteen rebounds (!!!) and six assists in the last round. Despite Johnson's great performance Dunkin' Raptors lost 91-93 to the higher-ranked Mad Goat (#4, 5-3). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Dunkin' Raptors can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 1-7 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Johnson he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Johnson has individually a great season in Thailand. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 10.8rpg (6th best) and assists with 4.8apg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Joshua Munzon (191-G-95) of PEA - 29 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
5. James Matinez) of Dunkin' Raptors - 35 points and 5 rebounds
6. Freddie Goldstein (178-PG-88) of Mad Goat - 23 points and 5 rebounds
7. Jan Jamon (191-F) of OSK - 27 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Samuel Deguara (223-C-91) of PEA - 9 points and 13 rebounds
9. Anthony McClain (213-C-88) of Mono Thew - 12 points and 9 rebounds
10. Marcus Douthit (210-C/F-80) of Mad Goat - 18 points, 10 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)



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Anadolu Efes sign Ricky Ledo, ex Baskonia - by Eurobasket News

Anadolu Efes Istanbul (BSL) signed 25-year old American small forward Ricky Ledo (201-88kg-92, college: Providence). He finished last season at Baskonia in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 7 games he averaged 9.4ppg and 2.4rpg in ACB. Previously he played for Yesilgiresun in Turkey. In BSL his stats read 21.2ppg and 6.3rpg.
In 2013 he was drafted by Milwaukee Bucks (NBA) in second round (43rd overall). The former Providence College staris in his fifth season in pro basketball.
He has played on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Ledo has played previously professionally in Puerto Rico (Santeros), NBA (Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks) and D-League (Texas Legends and Reno Bighorns).
He could be described: Had a lanky frame and a sweet shooting stroke in his high schools days, now he's a 6'6" guard that not only could stretch the defense with his outside shooting but could also finish inside with the best of them. He needs of further work in various parts of the game, but he's yet very good in scoring quickly out from the bench, even at NBA level.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Zero Tolerance week one results - by David Edole

ST. THOMAS -- Zero Tolerance Summer Basketball Leagues kicked off this past weekend with a seven game slate at Charlotte Amalie High School. The 9-12 League got the ball rolling with two games on Friday night. Jah Youths, last year's runner up, looked championship worthy after routing Nuff Respect Young Ballers, 39-25. Khamani Olivacee was the high man for Jah Youths with 14 points, while K'hani Turnbull paced Young Ballers with 12.
Defending champs Come 2 Defend finally put away Mo'Youths, 25-17, in the late game. Tazhaun Donadelle, Cajante Andrews and Darius Gumbs each contributed five points for C2D and Michael Daley and Aiden Liburd had a couple of buckets each.
With both team picking up opening victories, Jah Youths and Come 2 Defend had a classic Saturday afternoon. Behind Mackeem Bernard ten points, Jah Youths held off C2D, 34-31. Tazhaun Donadelle had a break out game finishing with 12 points but it was not enough.
'It was a very well played game. Both teams had less than ten players and were allowed to rotate players as per rules,' said Zero Tolerance President Boyd Todman. 'Jah Youths led for most of the game and C2D challenged and even went up by one. But, C2D ran out of gas as Jah Youths picked up a very impressive victory.'
Mo Youths got on the good side after doubling up Nuff Respect Young Ballers, 36-18. Aiden Liburd scored a single game league high of twenty points for Mo' Youths as K'hani Turnbull registered more than half his team's total points out put with ten.
13-to-15 League
Jah Youths sent a message to the entire league that the road to the championship, again, goes through them. The defending champs routed Nuff Respect Stars, 40-17, behind ten points from do everything guard N'Khoi Archibald. Devante Callwood's nine points paced the Stars.
Nuff Respect Warriors avenged all the earlier loses by their name sake by routing Defend Ours, 39-19. Lone time Nuff Repect big man Louis Penn III (13 points) out dueled Defend Ours 6-foot-2 tower Ja'Shir Kean (eight points) in a classic matchup.
'It's going to be a good game between Jah Youths and Nuff Respect when they do meet,' said Todman. Both teams look like they are capable of winning it all, you don't want to miss their encounter.'
The teams are scheduled to play each other on Wednesday in the second game following the Nuff Respect Stars and Defend Ours at 6pm.
16-to-18 League
Jah Youths Basketball Club remained undefeated after downing Nuff Repect Ballers, 59-39, in the weekend's finale. Guard play was the name of the game as Jahkwani Williams (19), Jeremiah James (19) and Kamoi Lake (15) combined to score fifty-three points for the defending champs. Kyode Walters was the only player for Nuff Respect to reach double digits with 18.
Ain't Gonna See Us Fall was the only team in the 16-18 league to not see action but is set to face Jah Youth this upcoming Saturday. Zero Tolerance Basketball Leagues are sponsored by the USVI Government, West Indies Corp., & First Bank (VI).



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NBL Round 6: Undefeated Nkumba M. loses their first game against JKL Dolphins - by Eurobasket News

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Nkumba M. (0-1) at the home court on Wednesday night. Hosts were rolled over by fifth ranked JKL Dolphins (2-1) 94-57. JKL Dolphins dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Nkumba M.'s 20. JKL Dolphins forced 22 Nkumba M. turnovers and outrebounded them 54-28 including a 40-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Forward Ferdinand Odama (-95) had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Jeane-Phillipe Pemha (-93) chipped in 20 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was forward Malvin Midaki (-90) with 13 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. JKL Dolphins moved-up to fourth place, which they share with City Oilers. Nkumba M. at the other side, also newcomer in the league, still closes the standings with one game lost. They share the position with UPDF. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top-ranked Power blasted bottom-ranked Falcons (0-2) in 86-51 keeping the perfect record after 6 rounds. Falcons is still unable to win any game. International power forward Mickeal Makiadi (199-89) notched a double-double by scoring 25 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort and Paul Odong supported him with 6 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Power's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 19 points and 7 rebounds by forward Benard Okumu did not help to save the game for Falcons. Power have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with KIU Titans. Falcons at the other side still closes the standings with two games lost. They share the position with Ndejje and Our Saviour. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

Power - Falcons 86-51

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Nkumba M. (0-1) at the home court on Wednesday night. Hosts were rolled over by fifth ranked JKL Dolphins (2-1) 94-57. JKL Dolphins dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Nkumba M.'s 20. JKL Dolphins forced 22 Nkumba M. turnovers and outrebounded them 54-28 including a 40-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Forward Ferdinand Odama (-95) had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Jeane-Phillipe Pemha (-93) chipped in 20 points during the contest. Five JKL Dolphins players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was forward Malvin Midaki (-90) with 13 points and 7 rebounds and forward Wilson Otweyo (-89) scored 7 points and 9 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. JKL Dolphins moved-up to fourth place, which they share with City Oilers. Nkumba M. at the other side, also newcomer in the league, still closes the standings with one game lost. They share the position with UPDF. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
JKL Dolphins: J.Phillipe Pemha 20+3reb+3ast, F.Odama 18+10reb+3ast, M.Libe 12+7reb+2ast, D.Orenga 11+4reb+3ast, F.Ogola 10+5reb+1ast, I.Ocakacon 6+5reb
Nkumba M.: M.Midaki 13+7reb+2ast, L.Marcus 12+2reb, S.Makutwa 11+3reb, W.Otweyo 7+9reb+3ast, U.Walugembe 5, W.Kigobe 3
gschID: 547441


Nkumba M. - JKL Dolphins 57-94

Top-ranked Power blasted bottom-ranked Falcons (0-2) in 86-51 keeping the perfect record after 6 rounds. Falcons is still unable to win any game. Power forced 27 Falcons turnovers and outrebounded them 55-34 including a 24-9 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. International power forward Mickeal Makiadi (199-89) notched a double-double by scoring 25 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort and guard Paul Odong (-91) supported him with 6 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Power's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 19 points and 7 rebounds by forward Benard Okumu did not help to save the game for Falcons. Center Navi Owori added 12 points and 4 assists. Power have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with KIU Titans. Falcons at the other side still closes the standings with two games lost. They share the position with Ndejje and Our Saviour. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Power: M.Makiadi 25+11reb+4ast, S.Fahmy 15+3reb+1ast, I.Afridra 8+4reb, K.Micheal 8+5reb+1ast, J.Ikong 8+4reb+4ast, P.Odong 6+8reb+8ast
Falcons: B.Okumu 19+7reb, N.Owori 12+3reb+4ast, E.Aupal 8+7reb+1ast, F.Karoro 7+4reb+1ast, A.Ntale 3+9reb+4ast, O.Moses 2+4reb+1ast
gschID: 547440





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Cherkasy keeps Kolchenko for another season - by Eurobasket News

SK Cherkasy Monkeys (Superleague) re-signed 29-year old international swingman Oleksandr Kolchenko (195-96kg-88, agency: AproK Sports Group). He played there last season. In 24 Superleague games he averaged 13.9ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.8apg and 1.5spg. Kolchenko helped them to make it to the semifinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Ukrainian Superleague All-Star Game.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Nevezis in Lithuanian LKL where in 19 games he had 8.6ppg and 2.0rpg. Kolchenko also played 7 games in Baltic League where he recorded 7.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.0apg and 2.6spg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Kolchenko has been also a member of Ukrainian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Ukrainian senior team since 2007 and previously for U20 National Team between 2007 and 2008.
Kolchenko also represented Ukraine at the European Championships in Lithuania six years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 9.4ppg, 2.0rpg, FGP: 69.2%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 89.5%.
Kolchenko has played also professionally in Italy and Russia (Avtodor) and Ukraine (Budivelnyk, Azovmash, Halychyna and Khimik).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Rowell Graham's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among British players playing currently abroad: - by Eurobasket Center

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

Rowell Graham
Rowell Graham
   #1. This week's number one is former U20 international forward Rowell Graham (197-94, currently plays in Spain). He was the major contributor in a Blancos de Rueda's victory against the closely-ranked Zornotza (17-13) 71-66 in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) last Sunday. Graham recorded a double-double by scoring 11 points and getting the same number of rebounds. Comercial Ulsa Ciudad de Valladolid (17-13) is placed seventh in the LEB Silver. It was Blancos de Rueda's third consecutive victory in a row. It's Graham's first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 11.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.2apg, 1.5spg, 3FGP: 22.0% and FT: 69.8%. Graham played for the British U20 national team three years ago.

Laurence Ekperigin
Laurence Ekperigin
   #2. Second place goes to former international power forward Laurence Ekperigin (200-88, college: Le Moyne, currently plays in France). He could not help Nantes (10-12) in their last game. Despite Ekperigin's very good performance the league leader Nantes was edged 67-66 at home by the second-ranked Provence Basket. He had a double-double by scoring 16 points and getting 18 rebounds. Ekperigin also added 3 assists and 2 blocks in 36 minutes. This year Ekperigin has relatively solid stats: 12.7ppg, 8.4rpg, 2.0apg, 2FGP: 55.5%(181-326) and FT: 60.9% in 36 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Ekperigin played for the British national team in 2011. Strangely he has never played in United Kingdom.

Adam Thoseby
Adam Thoseby
   #3. The British player who performed third best last week abroad was former U20 international guard Adam Thoseby (196-91, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: Georgia SW, currently plays in Australia). Thoseby was not able to help Knox Raiders (10-4) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his very good performance the second-placed Knox Raiders (10-4) were defeated 81-72 on the road by the lower-ranked Devils (#5) in the Big V group. Thoseby was the top scorer with 17 points. Thoseby has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 20.6ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.7apg, 2FGP: 42.1%, 3FGP: 40.9% and FT: 78.7%. Thoseby has a dual citizenship: British and Australian. Former Reading Rockets starter played for the British U20 national team six years ago.

Ryan Martin
Ryan Martin
   #4. Forward Ryan Martin (206-91, college: Tenn Tech, currently plays in France) was not able to secure a victory for STB Le Havre (18-16) in their game against Boulazac Basket (19-15) in the French ProB (second division). Martin scored only 4 points. STB Le Havre was defeated 70-59 in Boulazac by the higher-ranked Basket (#4). Martin's overall stats this season are: 6.4ppg and 3.6rpg. He is another player who holds two passports: Jamaican and British. Martin used to play for the British U20 national team back in 2010.

Morayo Soluade
Morayo Soluade
   #5. Former international swingman Morayo Soluade (196-95, currently plays in Spain) managed to help San Pablo Inmobiliaria Miraflores Burgos to win against the closely-ranked Palencia Baloncesto (22-12) 90-82 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) in Sunday night's game. Soluade scored 5 points and had 3 steals. San Pablo Inmobiliaria Miraflores Burgos (24-10) is placed third in the LEB Gold. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Soluade's overall stats this season are: 6.6ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.6apg and 1.1spg. He used to play for the British national team two years ago.

Kyle Johnson
Kyle Johnson
   #6. Guard Kyle Johnson (195-88, college: LIU Brooklyn, currently plays in NBLCanada) led London Lightning to a victory against the Halifax Hurricanes (27-13) 129-116 in the NBL Canada in Monday night's game. Johnson scored 15 points in a mere 19 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 2 ranked teams in Division Central. The London Lightning has quite an impressive 35-5 record this season. It was his team's 16th consecutive victory in a row. This year Johnson's overall stats are: 9.3ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.7apg and 1.3spg in three games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior British National Team roster.

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

   #1. Joshua Wilcher (178-PG-91, college: Cent.Wyoming, currently plays in Australia) led Townsville Heat to a 3-point victory over the tenth-ranked Ipswich Force (2-5) 115-112 in the Australian State League (second division) in Friday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Wilcher scored 26 points (!!!), grabbed 5 boards, dished 8 assists and stole 3 balls in 34 minutes. Townsville Heat (4-2) is placed fifth in QBL group. Wilcher has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 21.2ppg, 4.0rpg, 5.7apg and 1.3spg in six games he played so far. Wilcher has a dual citizenship: British and Australian.

   #2. Experienced Lee Jeka (193-G-83, currently plays in Australia) was the major contributor in a Hume City Broncos' victory against the tenth-ranked Stingrays (4-8) crushing them 116-79 in the Australian State League (second division) in Saturday night's game. Jeka scored 25 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Hume City Broncos (5-9) are placed ninth in Big V group. This season Jeka has very high stats. He averages: 21.5ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.7apg and 1.8spg. Jeka is another player who holds two passports: British and Australian.

   #3. Lindsay Tait (190-G-82, currently plays in New Zealand) led Rangers to a victory against the league outsider Hawks (3-13) 98-85 in the New Zealand NBL last Thursday. He scored 18 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 5 assists in 24 minutes. James Blond Supercity Rangers (10-7) are placed third in the NBL. Tait's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Tait has very impressive stats this year: 17.4ppg, 4.6rpg, 5.5apg and 1.4spg in 16 games. He has both British and New Zealand nationalities.

   #4. Paul Brotherson (198-F-89, college: Metro St., currently plays in Australia) led Hills Hornets to a victory over the sixth-ranked Newcastle Hunters (4-6) 83-76 in the Australian State League (second division) in Saturday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Brotherson scored 23 points, grabbed 7 boards, handed out 6 passes and blocked 4 shots in 30 minutes. Hills Hornets (1-8) are placed eighth in WARATAH group. Brotherson has very impressive stats this year: 17.9ppg, 7.9rpg, 2.9apg and 1.2bpg in 14 games. He also holds two passports: British and Australian.

   #5. BJ Anthony (200-F-88, currently plays in New Zealand) contributed to Saints' victory against the league outsider Hawks (3-13) 98-90 in the New Zealand NBL on Saturday night. He scored 6 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in only 14 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. And now that game is very crucial. This year Anthony's overall stats are: 7.8ppg and 4.8rpg in 13 games. He has British and New Zealand nationalities.

   #6. Lewis Thomas (203-F-92, college: W.Oregon, currently plays in Australia) contributed to Chargers' victory against the fourth-ranked Ballarat Miners 95-87 in the Australian State League (second division) last Sunday. Thomas scored 6 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 17 minutes. This year Thomas' overall stats are: 9.6ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.4apg in five games. He holds both British and Australian passports. Despite Thomas' British nationality, he previously played for the Australian U19 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the British team.

   #7. Daryl Corletto (193-G-81, currently plays in Australia) could not help Tigers (2-8) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Corletto's very good performance Tigers (#5) were crushed 105-81 on the road by the higher-ranked Bendigo Braves (#3) in the SEABL-East group. He was the second best scorer with 15 points. Corletto also added 6 rebounds. Corletto's overall stats this season are: 9.3ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.7apg and 1.3spg. He has British and Australian nationalities. Despite Corletto's British passport, he previously played for the Australian U22 national team and probably cannot be called to the British team.



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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.17.9 
 9. Swann, Marinos17.1 
 10. Flowers, Cocodrilos16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Axiers SUCRE
  Gigantes
  (199-F-78)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Sucre, Gigantes11.2 
 2. Massie, Marinos10.7 
 3. Salcedo, Gaiteros9.1 
 4. Guerrero, Toros8.3 
 5. Sutton, Cocodrilos8.0 
 6. Gransberry, Guaiquer.7.6 
 7. Hamilton, Bucan.7.6 
 8. Thornton, Gaiteros7.3 
 9. Graterol, Bucaneros7.3 
 10. Julio, Panteras7.0 
Assists Per Game
 David CUBILLAN
  Trotamundos
  (181-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Cubillan, Trotamundos7.6 
 2. Robinson, Guaros5.3 
 3. Centeno, Marinos4.8 
 4. Downey, Guaiquer.4.7 
 5. Guillent, Guaros4.6 
 6. Wormely, Gigantes4.4 
 7. Suero, Gaiteros4.2 
 8. Canty, Panteras4.1 
 9. Cedeno, Bucaneros3.9 
 10. Pena, Toros3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Devan DOWNEY
  Guaiquer.
  (175-G-87)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Downey, Guaiquer.1.8 
 2. Wormely, Gigantes1.7 
 3. Cazorla, Gigantes1.6 
 4. Suero, Gaiteros1.6 
 5. Garcia, Cocodrilos1.5 
 6. Chourio, Trotamun.1.5 
 7. Silva, Guaiqueries1.5 
 8. Hamilton, Bucan.1.3 
 9. Robinson, Guaros1.3 
 10. Sucre, Gigantes1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Maurice SUTTON
  Cocodrilos
  (211-C-89)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Sutton, Cocodrilos1.5 
 2. Garrett, Marinos1.4 
 3. Carrera, Marinos1.3 
 4. Guerrero, Toros1.2 
 5. Montano, Panteras1.0 
 6. Thornton, Gaiteros0.9 
 7. Lang, Bucaneros0.9 
 8. Johnson, Toros0.9 
 9. Flowers, Cocodrilos0.9 
 10. Graterol, Bucaneros0.9 


Recap of LPB Round 4 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Trotamundos - Guaros 87-96

Guaros upset Trotamundos to take 3-1 lead. American Lazar Hayward (225-86, college: Marquette) fired a double-double by scoring 20 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. The other American import point guard Nate Robinson (175-84, college: Washington) chipped in 22 points and 4 assists. Five Guaros players scored in double figures. American forward Ricardo Powell (199-83, college: S.Carolina) produced 26 points and 4 assists and the former international point guard David Cubillan (181-87, college: Marquette, agency: Pro Sports) added 21 points and 7 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
Guaros: N.Robinson 22+3reb+4ast, L.Hayward 20+12reb+5ast, J.Vargas 18+1reb+3ast, G.Echenique 12+4reb+1ast, N.Colmenares 12+5reb, H.Guillent 10+1reb+2ast
Trotamundos: R.Powell 26+4reb+4ast, D.Cubillan 21+2reb+7ast, J.Powell 15+11reb, A.Perez 9+5reb+2ast, D.Lewis 8+4reb+2ast, M.Ruiz 5+2reb
gschID: 547829


Toros - Cocodrilos 102-80

Toros edged Cocodrilos to even the series at 2-2. Toros made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of Dominican guard Kelvin Pena (193-80, college: Southeastern CC) who helped to win the game recording 27 points, 7 assists and 4 steals and American-Peruvian point guard Kyle Fuller (185-92, college: Vanderbilt) who added 22 points and 6 assists during the contest. At the losing side American guard Carl Elliott (193-83, college: G.Washington) responded with 17 points and 5 rebounds and his fellow American import center Maurice Sutton (211-89, college: Villanova) scored 18 points and 6 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Toros: K.Pena 27+2reb+7ast, K.Fuller 22+4reb+6ast, J.Guerrero 17+12reb+1ast, D.Johnson 9+10reb+1ast, A.Barrios 7+3reb, E.Gimenez 6+1reb+1ast
Cocodrilos: M.Sutton 18+6reb, C.Elliott 17+5reb+3ast, C.Garcia 15+4reb, G.Forbes 9+3reb, J.Rodriguez 8+4reb, K.Caraballo 6+6reb
gschID: 547828


Gigantes - Guaiqueries 98-91

Gigantes overcame Guaiqueries to level things up at 2-all. Gigantes shot the lights out from three nailing 13 long-distance shots on high 52.0 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. The winners were led by the former international forward Axiers Sucre (199-78) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 27 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field) and international point guard Harold Cazorla (175-91) supported him with 19 points and 9 rebounds. Even 20 points and 6 rebounds by the former international guard Michael Flores (192-85) did not help to save the game for Guaiqueries. American guard Devan Downey (175-87, college: S.Carolina, agency: Octagon Europe) added 17 points and 6 assists for lost side. Five Guaiqueries players scored in double figures. Guaiqueries' coach Oscar Silva rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Gigantes: A.Sucre 27+10reb+4ast, F.Lucena 21, H.Cazorla 19+9reb+3ast, A.Feeley 13+1reb+1ast, O.Reed 9+8reb+4ast, H.Wormely 8+7reb+8ast
Guaiqueries: M.Flores 20+6reb+2ast, D.Downey 17+2reb+6ast, F.Centeno 14+6reb+1ast, M.Melvin 13+2reb, D.Ramirez 11+4reb+2ast, C.Silva 8+1reb+3ast
gschID: 547827


Bucaneros - Marinos 92-74

Bucaneros recorded the second straight victory at home court and caught up with Marinos in the series. Bucaneros shot the lights out from three nailing 18 long-distance shots on high 51.4 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. It was a very good performance for American swingman Jordan Hamilton (201-90, college: Texas) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 8 assists. American-Mexican forward Juan Anderson (198-93, college: Marquette, agency: BeoBasket) contributed with 22 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Christophe Massie (206-77, college: Memphis) replied with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 22 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and his fellow American import point guard Isaiah Swann (188-85, college: Florida St.) added 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Marinos. Five Marinos players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Bucaneros: J.Hamilton 23+4reb+8ast, J.Anderson 22+5reb, S.Gay 20+7reb, K.Nino 9+1reb, C.Cedeno 7+4reb+6ast, W.Graterol 4+7reb+4ast
Marinos: C.Massie 19+22reb, I.Swann 13+5reb+4ast, R.Perez 13+5reb, J.Centeno 11+3reb+4ast, J.Herrera 11+1reb+1ast, D.Sweetney 5
gschID: 547826





Gilder is back at Caneros de La Romana, ex Panteras - by Eurobasket News

Caneros de La Romana (LNB) agreed terms with 32-year old American power forward Trey Gilder (206-100kg-85, college: Northwestern State). It is actually his comeback to La Romana as he has played here before. Gilder played last season at Panteras in Venezuelan LPB league. In 32 games he had very impressive stats: 22.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 3.3apg and 1.1spg.
The previous (15-16) season Gilder played at Panteras (also in LPB) where in 35 games he was the best scorer with remarkable 23.1ppg and averaged 5.6rpg, 3.0apg and 1.5spg (in top 5). Gilder helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Quite impressive season as he was named to Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LPB 1st Team, All-Imports Team and Latinbasket.com Venezuelan LNB All-Imports Team.
In 2008 he was drafted by Colorado 14ers (D-League) in second round (31st overall).
The former Northwestern State standoutis in his tenth season in pro basketball.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
Gilder won D-League Southwest Division championship title in 2009.
He is quite experienced player. Gilder has played in seven different countries on four different continents (Europe, Latin America, Australia and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Australia (Kings), Croatia (KK Zagreb), Dominican Rep., Mexico (Halcones UV Xalapa), Venezuela (Guaros de Lara 2 and Trotamundos), NBA (Utah Jazz and Memphis Grizzlies) and D-League (Sioux Falls Skyforce, Austin Spurs and Westchester Knicks).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Overview of LPB Round 3 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Trotamundos - Guaros 87-88

Guaros snatched a narrow road win over Trotamundos to take 2-1 lead. The guests were ahead by 9 points but lost the second period ending it with a 2-point deficit before their 27-24 run, which allowed them to win the game. Guaros players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Trotamundos were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was an exceptional evening for American point guard Nate Robinson (175-84, college: Washington) who led the winners and scored 23 points, 8 assists and 4 steals (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). International power forward Luis Bethelmy (200-86) accounted for 23 points and 7 rebounds (perfect behind the arc making all seven shots !!!) for the winning side. The former international point guard David Cubillan (181-87, college: Marquette, agency: Pro Sports) came up with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists and American forward Ricardo Powell (199-83, college: S.Carolina) added 14 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Trotamundos in the defeat. Five Trotamundos players scored in double figures. Trotamundos' coach Ruben Magnano tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Guaros: N.Robinson 23+2reb+8ast, L.Bethelmy 23+7reb+3ast, Z.Graham 10+2reb+1ast, L.Hayward 8+6reb+4ast, G.Echenique 8+3reb+1ast, E.Baez 6+1reb
Trotamundos: D.Cubillan 19+5reb+9ast, R.Powell 14+7reb+2ast, P.Chourio 13+5reb+5ast, J.Powell 13+3reb+1ast, A.Perez 10+4reb+2ast, J.Vildoza 7+2reb+3ast
gschID: 547825


Toros - Cocodrilos 95-66

Toros cruised past Cocodrilos to narrow the deficit in the series. The game was mostly controlled by Toros. Cocodrilos managed to win fourth quarter 25-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Toros had a 35-21 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great evening for Dominican guard Kelvin Pena (193-80, college: Southeastern CC) who led his team to a victory scoring 23 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. American-Peruvian point guard Kyle Fuller (185-92, college: Vanderbilt) helped adding 16 points and 5 assists. The best for the losing side was American guard Carl Elliott (193-83, college: G.Washington) with 11 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import center Maurice Sutton (211-89, college: Villanova) scored 14 points and 6 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Toros: K.Pena 23+5reb+7ast, K.Fuller 16+3reb+5ast, E.Gimenez 15+3reb+1ast, D.Johnson 14+2reb, H.Bayona 8+12reb+3ast, J.Guerrero 7+8reb+1ast
Cocodrilos: M.Sutton 14+6reb, C.Elliott 11+7reb+3ast, K.Caraballo 10+7reb, G.Forbes 8+4reb+2ast, C.Garcia 6+1reb+2ast, N.Palacios 5
gschID: 547824


Gigantes - Guaiqueries 96-85

Gigantes dropped Guaiqueries to celebrate the first win in the series. The best player for the winners was the former international forward Axiers Sucre (199-78) who had a double-double by scoring 11 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. American point guard Horace Wormely (168-84, college: Vanguard) chipped in 19 points and 5 assists. Five Gigantes players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international guard Michael Flores (192-85) who recorded 26 points and 8 rebounds and the former international swingman Francisco Centeno (201-85) added 11 points respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Gigantes: H.Wormely 19+1reb+5ast, O.Reed 17+4reb, A.Feeley 16+5reb+3ast, A.Sucre 11+11reb+4ast, H.Cazorla 10+5reb+6ast, L.Cappare 6
Guaiqueries: M.Flores 26+8reb+3ast, F.Centeno 11+4reb+1ast, D.Ramirez 8+4reb+2ast, J.Coronado 8+3reb, D.Downey 7+1reb+2ast, C.Musset 6
gschID: 547823


Bucaneros - Marinos 108-59

Bucaneros dropped Marinos to open win count. Bucaneros outrebounded Marinos 40-29 including 28 on the defensive glass. They shot the lights out from three nailing 23 long-distance shots on high 53.5 percentage. Bucaneros players were unselfish on offense dishing 29 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Marinos' players. It was a good game for American swingman Jordan Hamilton (201-90, college: Texas) who led his team to a victory with a triple-double by scoring 25 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. International center Windi Graterol (204-86, agency: Pro Sports) contributed with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Five Bucaneros players scored in double figures. The former international guard Jesus Centeno (190-85) answered with 10 points and 5 assists and American point guard Isaiah Swann (188-85, college: Florida St.) added 15 points in the effort for Marinos. 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.
Top scorers:
Bucaneros: J.Hamilton 25+13reb+10ast, W.Graterol 16+11reb, J.Silvera 13+3reb+1ast, J.Anderson 12+2reb+1ast, E.Hernandez 11+3reb+6ast, E.Torres 10+2reb
Marinos: I.Swann 15+3reb, J.Centeno 10+3reb+5ast, J.Herrera 9+5reb, D.Sweetney 8+3reb+1ast, C.Massie 8+5reb+1ast, M.Marriaga 5+5reb+3ast
gschID: 547822





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  VTB UNITED LEAGUE  


Khimki targets Curtis Jerrells for next season - by Anton Levov

BC Khimki Moscow Region.who qualified this sunday to the VTB League final against CSKA Moscow but already thinking ahead for next season.
BC Khimki Moscow Region,who will play in next season Euroleague are planning to bolster its backcourt and targeting American guard Curtis Jerrells (185-PG-87, college: Baylor).
The former Unics Kazan slasher is playing this season at Israeli side Hapoel Jerusalem and let the Israelis to the EuroCup semifinals with 16.8ppg 3rpg and 3.7apg.
A according to sources around BC Khimki Moscow Region they confirm the interest in Jerrells but stated that they are waiting to their season and Jerrells season to be over before they make and offer.
Jerrells already familiar with Russia as he played season and a half with Unics Kazan.
The player has an option to continue with Jerusalem but has announced the team that he is looking for a Euroleague club.



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8 Zim Clubs for Swazi B/Ball Tourney - by Eurobasket News

National champions Harare City Hornets are confident they will grab gold at the 2017th edition of the Swaziland International Invitational tournament from June 23-25 in Mbabane. The council-run club settled for silver after playing second fiddle to Jozi Nuggets of South Africa in the championship last year. But the reigning Harare Basketball A League kings believe they have now come of age. Hornets secretary-general Forster Manezho said his team was raring to go. "We believe this is our year and we have already conquered all before us in the local scene. We are quite convinced we will win the Swaziland invitational tournament," he said. "We narrowly lost in the final last year but we are more prepared for this year's edition of the championship. "Every member of our club is keen to play their part and we are confident we will deliver the trophy home. "This is a tournament that we want to win at all costs. We have won every tournament that we were involved in this year and it will only be right we wrap up the season with a podium finish in Swaziland. "We know it is not going to be easy but, for a team to be competitive, they have to win tournaments of this magnitude."
Four men's teams and as many women's clubs from Zimbabwe will be part of the jamboree this year. Harare A league runners-up JBC, Hustlers and Foxes will all join Hornets in the men's grouping at the tournament while women's national champions Lakers, Vixens, Raiders and Green Stars will represent the country in the female category. The region's most prestigious invitational tournament has attracted clubs from Malawi, South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Courtesy of: herald.co.zw




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Women News


Argentinian U16 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Victoria Gauna
Gauna
Rocio Cejas
Cejas
Lucia Operto
Operto
Candela Gentinetta
Gentinetta
Florencia Chagas
Chagas
#e#5
4Victoria Gauna 185-PF-01
5Ariana Rugna 163-PG-01
6Rocio Cejas 171-SF-01
7Dalma Piri 175-SG-01
8Rocio Bereilh 165-G-01 Penarol Argentina
9Sofia Acevedo 167-PG-01
10Malvina D'Agostino 184-C-01
11Lucia Operto 191-C-01
12Martina Torres 180-SF-02
13Candela Gentinetta 181-SF-01
14Florencia Chagas 174-G-01 Berazategui Argentina
15Brenka Fontana 185-C-01

Laura Cors Head Coach Lanus Argentina



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  BELARUS  


Greece outscore Belarus at Patras tournament - by Eurobasket News

Greece - Belarus 65:58

Greece secured the opening victory at the Patras tournament. They held off Belarus in the opener. Evanthia Maltsi (180-F-78, agency: ProDep Management) provided 17 points to pace the winners.
Greece jumped to a 22:12 lead after the opening quarter. They maintained the advantage throughout the second term. The hosts accumulated a 34:28 halftime lead. Belarus pulled within three points at the final break 49:52. But Greece stayed in charge throughout the final stanza and marched to the win. Styliani Kaltsidou (188-F-83, agency: ProDep Management) accounted for 12 points, while Artemis Spanou (188-F-93, college: Robert Morris) added 8 points in the victory. Alex Bentley (170-PG-90, college: Tarbes) responded with 12 points for Belarus. Viktoriya Hasper (193-C-88), Katerina Snytsina (188-F-85) and Yuliya Rytsikava (181-F-86, agency: LBM Management) had 8 points each in the loss.



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Belgian National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Kim Mestdagh
Mestdagh
Emma Meesseman
Meesseman
Ann Wauters
Wauters
Julie Vanloo
Vanloo
Jana Raman
Raman
#e#5
0Kyara Linskens 189-C-96 Belfius Namur Belgium
5Kim Mestdagh 179-SG-90 Yakin Dogu BGD Turkey
6Antonia Delaere 180-SG-94 Castors Braine Belgium
8Sofie Hendrickx 186-PF-86 Belfius Namur Belgium
9Marjorie Carpreaux 165-PG-87 Castors Braine Belgium
10Noemie Mayombo 170-PG-91 Mersin MBK Turkey
11Emma Meesseman 192-C-93 Washington M. USA
12Ann Wauters 194-C-80 Yakin Dogu BGD Turkey
22Hanne Mestdagh 178-G/F-93 Belfius Namur Belgium
32Heleen Nauwelaers 180-F-96 Mondeville France
35Julie Vanloo 172-PG-93 Ragusa Italy
42Jana Raman 185-PF-91 Kangoeroes Belgium

Philip Mestdagh Head Coach Castors Braine Belgium
Pierre Cornia Assistant Liege Belgium



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  CANADA  


Canadian U16 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Sarah Te-Biasu
Te-Biasu
Donna Ntambue
Ntambue
Aaliyah Edwards
Edwards
Merissah Russell
Russell
Brynn Masikewich
Masikewich
#e#5
4Sarah Te-Biasu 159-PG-01 High School Canada
5Kaillie Hall 173-SG-01 High School Canada
6Aerial Wilson 172-PG-01 High School Canada
7Kenya Cote-Lysius 172-SG-01 High School Canada
8Makayla Ennis 179-SF-01 High School Canada
9Donna Ntambue 175-SF-01 High School Canada
10Aaliyah Edwards 184-F-02 High School Canada
11Yvonne Ejim 182-PF-02 High School Canada
12Merissah Russell 180-F-02 High School Canada
13Brynn Masikewich 186-PF-01 High School Canada
14Deanna Tuchscherer 182-PF-01 High School Canada
15Olivia Morgan-Cherchas 197-C-01 High School Canada

Jodi Gram Head Coach Ryerson Canada
Dani Sinclair Assistant Victoria Canada



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  COLOMBIA  


Colombian U16 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Dayana Fuentes
Fuentes
Maria Diaz
Diaz
Hamileth Ulloa
Ulloa
Esperanza Morales
Morales
Daniela Gonzalez
Gonzalez
#e#5
4Dayana Fuentes 156-PG-01
5Luisa Torres 167-SF-01
6Maria Diaz 166-SF-01
8Laura Ayala 174-PG-01
9Naylee Cortes 174-PF-03
11Maria Escobar 185-C-03
12Stephanny Orozco 165-PG-01
14Luisa Quesada 172-SG-01
16Hamileth Ulloa 176-SG-01
17Carolina Rojas 168-PG-02
18Esperanza Morales 181-C-02
19Daniela Gonzalez 179-C-02

Guillermo Moreno Head Coach



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  COSTA RICA  


Costa Rican National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Viviana Alfaro
Alfaro
Michelle Mayorga
Mayorga
Brenda Espinoza
Espinoza
Rebeca Retana
Retana
Laura Castro
Castro
#e#5
1Brenda Espinoza 173-PF-01
2Paula Cervantes
4Fiorella Mendez
5Viviana Alfaro 165-SF-97
6Veronica Buvertt
7Beatriz Alfaro
8Gabriela Alvarado
9Rebeca Retana 173-SF-97
10Michelle Mayorga 175-C-93 UCR Costa Rica
11Laura Castro 179-F-00
12Meylin Herrera
13Paula Reyna
14Paula Nunez
22Fabiana Conejo




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  CROATIA  


Olympiacos sign Mirna Mazic - by Eurobasket News

Olympiacos Pireus (A1) signed 32-year old Croatian forward Mirna Mazic (188-85, college: Richmond, agency: ProDep Management). She has played for the last three seasons at Abdullah Gul in Turkish KBSL. In 15 Eurocup games she had 7.7ppg and 4.7rpg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Mazic won Turkish TKBL championship title in 2016. She was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Croatian League Domestic player of the Year back in 2012 and 2013.
Mazic was also a member of Croatian international program for some years. She played for Croatian Senior National Team between 2004 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2004 and 2005.
Mazic also represented Croatia at the European Championships in Hungary and Romania two years ago. Her stats at that event were 7 games: 9.4ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 36.0%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 67.7%.
Mazic is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in France (Tarbes), Italy, Poland (Energa Torun), Spain (Gernika), Croatia (ZKK Medvescak and Lupa Promotion) and Greece (Panionios and Ikaros).
Mazic attended University of Richmond until 2006 and it will be her twelfth (!!!) season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  


Dominican Republic U16 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Katiana Benitez
Benitez
Yendri Acosta
Acosta
Naomy Cueva
Cueva
Ashley Baez
Baez
Maria Manzano
Manzano
#e#5
4Yisbel German 171-G-01 DOM U16 NT Dominican Republic
5Katiana Benitez 172-F-01 DOM U16 NT Dominican Republic
6Yendri Acosta 168-G-01 DOM U16 NT Dominican Republic
7Angela Jimenez 179-F-03 DOM U16 NT Dominican Republic
8Chelsy Santana 180-F/C-02 DOM U16 NT Dominican Republic
9Tiffanny Martinez 171-F-02 DOM U16 NT Dominican Republic
10Brianne Alcantara 169-G-01 DOM U16 NT Dominican Republic
11Naomy Cueva 176-F-01 DOM U16 NT Dominican Republic
12Angela Pena 164-G-01 DOM U16 NT Dominican Republic
13Ashley Baez 163-G-02 DOM U16 NT Dominican Republic
14Maria Manzano 185-C-01 DOM U16 NT Dominican Republic
15Yirsy Queliz 158-PG-04 DOM U16 NT Dominican Republic

Ariel Portuondo Head Coach



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  FINLAND  


Catz keeps Kosonen for another season - by Eurobasket News

Catz Lappeenranta (SM-sarja) re-signed small forward Roosa Kosonen (179). She has played there for the last two seasons. In 22 SM-sarja games she averaged 3.0ppg and 2.3rpg last season. Kosonen helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. She played in the final of Latvian-Estonian LSBL.
Kosonen represented Finland at the European Championships U16 Division B in Oradea (Romania) last year. Her stats at that event were 8 games: 7.1ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.5apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 37.1%, 3PT: 20.6%, FT: 62.5%.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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McFarland re-signs at Catz - by Eurobasket News

Catz Lappeenranta (SM-sarja) confirmed in their roster 26-year old American international point guard Valencia McFarland (163-54kg-91, college: Mississippi). She played there last season. In 19 SM-sarja games she had 12.1ppg, 5.6rpg, 4.9apg (top 4) and 1.8spg. McFarland helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Finnish League 2nd Team.
McFarland played in the final of Latvian-Estonian LSBL.
The previous (15-16) season she was tested by SBS Ostrava in Czech Republic where in three games she recorded very remarkable stats: 16.3ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.3apg.
She also represented USA at the Panamerican Games in Guadalajara (Mexico) six years ago.
McFarland has played also professionally in Romania (Alba Iulia).
She attended University of Mississippi until 2014 and it will be her fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Catz keeps Kalin for another season - by Eurobasket News

Catz Lappeenranta (SM-sarja) re-signed guard Johanna Kalin (173). She played there last season. But in 7 SM-sarja games she did not score anything and had only 1 rebound, 2 assists and 1 steal.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FRANCE  


Avenir adds Gandega to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Avenir Basket Chartres (LF2) added to their roster 26-year old American guard Touty Gandega (170-91). She played most recently at Landes (LFB), but left. LFB was a little too high level for her, where in only one game she did not score anything and had only 1 rebound, 2 assists and 1 block. LF2 will be definitely a better match and she can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Gandega played at Toulouse Metropole Basket (also in LFB). In 21 games she recorded 8.2ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.0apg.
Her team made it to the LFB Semifinals in 2012.
Gandega represented France at the European Championships U20 in Serbia six years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 7.6ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.2apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 42.4%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 46.2%.
Gandega has played previously for two other teams: Mondeville and Flammes.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Avenir tabs Axel Rousseau - by Eurobasket News

Avenir Basket Chartres (LF2) inked 20-year old small forward Axel Rousseau (178-97). She played most recently at Landes in the LFB. LFB was a little too high level for her, where in three Eurocup games she did not score anything and had only 1 rebound and 2 steals. LF2 will be definitely a better match and she can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Rousseau played at Union Lyon Basket Feminin. LFB was a little too high level for her, where in 15 games she averaged just 0.9ppg.
She represented France at the European Championships U18 for Women in Celje (Slovenia) two years ago. Rousseau's team won Silver and her stats at that event were 5 games: 1.6ppg, 4.0rpg.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Avenir keeps Marjanovic for another season - by Eurobasket News

Avenir Basket Chartres (LF2) re-signed 26-year old Serbian ex-international center Milena Marjanovic (193-91). She played there last season. In only one LF2 game she had 3 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist.
The previous (15-16) season Marjanovic played at Montbrison Feminines BC where in 9 LF2 games she averaged 14.3ppg, 10.4rpg, 1.0apg and 1.4bpg.
Her team made it to the Serbian Cup Final Four in 2013. Marjanovic was a member of Serbian Senior National Team in 2014.
She has played previously professionally in Romania (Timisoara) and Serbia (ZKK Vrsac, ZKK Kraljevo and Radnicki Kragujevac).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GERMANY  


Laura Hebecker signs at Wasserburg - by Eurobasket News

TSV 1880 Wasserburg (DBBL) landed 24-year old international forward Laura Hebecker (182-93) from SV Halle Lions. Hebecker has played there for the last eight years. In 21 DBBL games she averaged 9.2ppg and 3.4rpg last season.
Among other achievements her team was regular season runner-up in German DBBL in 2013. Hebecker received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Honorable Mention award back in 2013.
She has been also a member of German international program for some years. Hebecker has regularly played for German senior team since 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2012 and 2013.
She also represented Germany at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 2 games: 11.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 3.5apg, 1.0spg.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Marburg keeps Baker for another season - by Eurobasket News

BC Pharmaserv Marburg (DBBL) re-signed 27-year old American guard Tonisha Baker (173-90, college: Campbell). She has played there for the last three seasons. In 29 DBBL games she averaged 9.7ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.2apg and 1.3spg last season. Baker helped them to make it to the semifinals.
She received All-Big South Conference 1st Team award back in 2013 at her college time.
Baker has played previously for another German team Wolfpack Wolfenbuettel.
She attended Campbell University until 2013 and it will be her fifth season in pro basketball.

BC Pharmaserv Marburg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Katlyn Yohn
Tonisha Baker
Paige Bradley

Forwards:
Finja Schaake
Marie Bertholdt

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GHANA  


Vigarano signs Batabe Zempare - by Eurobasket News

Meccanica Nova Vigarano (Serie A1) signed 23-year old American (has also Ghanian passport) forward Batabe Zempare (188-94, college: CSU Bakersfield, agency: LBM Management). She played last season at Huima in Finnish SM-sarja. In 13 games she had very impressive stats: 16.9ppg, 12.6rpg (leader !!!), 1.2apg and 1.2spg. Great season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Finnish League Honorable Mention. Zempare also played that season for Neftochimic in Bulgarian NBL where in three games she recorded 14.0ppg, 15.0rpg, 2.7apg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Zempare's team made it to the WAC Tournament Semifinals for three years in a row (between 2014 and 2016). She was also voted All-WAC 1st Team in 2016 at her college time.
Zempare graduated from Cal State - Bakersfield in 2016 and it is her second season as a professional player.

Meccanica Nova Vigarano roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Benedetta Bagnara
Rosa Cupido
Erica Reggiani
Giulia Natali
Alice Prisco

Forwards:
Irene Cigliani
Batabe Zempare
Rebecca Ferraro
Caterina Gilli

Centers:
Emilia Bove
Giulia Vanin
Silvia Nativi

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GREECE  


Greece outscore Belarus at Patras tournament - by Eurobasket News

Greece - Belarus 65:58

Greece secured the opening victory at the Patras tournament. They held off Belarus in the opener. Evanthia Maltsi (180-F-78, agency: ProDep Management) provided 17 points to pace the winners.
Greece jumped to a 22:12 lead after the opening quarter. They maintained the advantage throughout the second term. The hosts accumulated a 34:28 halftime lead. Belarus pulled within three points at the final break 49:52. But Greece stayed in charge throughout the final stanza and marched to the win. Styliani Kaltsidou (188-F-83, agency: ProDep Management) accounted for 12 points, while Artemis Spanou (188-F-93, college: Robert Morris) added 8 points in the victory. Alex Bentley (170-PG-90, college: Tarbes) responded with 12 points for Belarus. Viktoriya Hasper (193-C-88), Katerina Snytsina (188-F-85) and Yuliya Rytsikava (181-F-86, agency: LBM Management) had 8 points each in the loss.



Foteini Priona is a newcomer at Sporting - by Chris Mammides

AO Sporting Athens (A2) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old shooting guard Foteini Priona (175-94). She has played for the last two seasons at P.Faliro in the B.
The previous (14-15) season Priona was tested by Panathinaikos.
Her team made it to the Greek Cup final in 2014.
Priona represented Greece at the European Championships U20 for Women in Udine (Italy) three years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 3.2ppg, 2.3rpg.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sporting inks Fotini Priona - by Chris Mammides

AO Sporting Athens (A2) signed Fotini Priona. The last time (12-14) she played at the junior team of AS Aris Thessalonikis in Greek A1 league. Priona missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Olympiacos tab Victoria Macaulay, ex S-Birds - by Eurobasket News

Olympiacos Pireus (A1) inked 27-year old American power forward Victoria Macaulay (193-90, college: Temple, agency: Two Points). She played most recently at S-Birds in South Korean WKBL. In 5 games she averaged 8.6ppg and 6.2rpg last season. Macaulay also played that season for Cavigal Nice Basket 06 in French league where in 8 Eurocup games she had 14.4ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.3apg and 1.4spg.
Among other achievements her team made it to the Italian A1 Semifinals in 2015. Macaulay received also Eurobasket.com All-Italian A1 Honorable Mention award in 2014 and 2015.
She has played also professionally in Poland (Energa Torun), WNBA (Indiana Fever and Chicago Sky) and Italy (Parma and Napoli).
Macaulay attended Temple University until 2013 and it will be her fifth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Olympiacos sign Mirna Mazic - by Eurobasket News

Olympiacos Pireus (A1) signed 32-year old Croatian forward Mirna Mazic (188-85, college: Richmond, agency: ProDep Management). She has played for the last three seasons at Abdullah Gul in Turkish KBSL. In 15 Eurocup games she had 7.7ppg and 4.7rpg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Mazic won Turkish TKBL championship title in 2016. She was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Croatian League Domestic player of the Year back in 2012 and 2013.
Mazic was also a member of Croatian international program for some years. She played for Croatian Senior National Team between 2004 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2004 and 2005.
Mazic also represented Croatia at the European Championships in Hungary and Romania two years ago. Her stats at that event were 7 games: 9.4ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 36.0%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 67.7%.
Mazic is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in France (Tarbes), Italy, Poland (Energa Torun), Spain (Gernika), Croatia (ZKK Medvescak and Lupa Promotion) and Greece (Panionios and Ikaros).
Mazic attended University of Richmond until 2006 and it will be her twelfth (!!!) season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HOLLAND  


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

Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie 1st Team 2017
Karin Kuijt
Kuijt
Tanya Broering
Broering
Loyce Bettonvil
Bettonvil
Ingrid Van der Plas
Van der Plas
Jill Bettonvil
Bettonvil

Finals MVP: Jill Bettonvil (188-F-92) of Lekdetec.nl
Player of the Year: Ingrid Van der Plas (178-F/C-91) of Grasshoppers
Guard of the Year: Karin Kuijt (175-G-90) of Lekdetec.nl
Forward of the Year: Ingrid Van der Plas (178-F/C-91) of Grasshoppers
Center of the Year: Jill Bettonvil (188-F-92) of Lekdetec.nl
Defensive Player of the Year: Ingrid Van der Plas (178-F/C-91) of Grasshoppers
Most Improved Player of the year: Rowie Jongeling (187-C-93) of Lekdetec.nl
Coach of the Year: Rick Driessen of Grasshoppers

1st Team
G: Karin Kuijt (175-G-90) of Lekdetec.nl
G: Tanya Broering (178-G-84) of Loon Lions
F/C: Loyce Bettonvil (185-F/C-93) of Lekdetec.nl
F/C: Ingrid Van der Plas (178-F/C-91) of Grasshoppers
F: Jill Bettonvil (188-F-92) of Lekdetec.nl

2nd Team
G: Maaike Klein (177-G-90) of Den Helder
G: Jacobine Klerx (175-G-94) of Lekdetec.nl
G/F: Kim Hartman (172-G/F-86) of Loon Lions
G/F: Britt Zappeij (185-G/F-95) of Den Helder
C: Jantine Kraak (193-C-89) of Binnenland

Honorable Mention
Deborah Vos (181-SF-96) of Den Helder
Marleen Peek (193-C-00) of Royal Eagles
Lisanne de Jonge (180-F-95) of Lekdetec.nl
S Kuijt of CTO
Fleur Kuijt (178-SG-96) of CTO
Fieke Ligthart (185-F/C-90) of Loon Lions
Tete Bartelds of Rotterdam
Janine Guijt (173-G-95) of Binnenland
Sanne van Dongen (172-G-93) of Rotterdam
Rowie Jongeling (187-C-93) of Lekdetec.nl



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  HUNGARY  


PEAC-Pecs sign Roberson just out of college - by Eurobasket News

PEAC-Pecs (A Division) signed American point guard Briana Roberson (170). She just graduated from Stanford (NCAA). Roberson has played there for the last four years. In 38 games she had 6.5ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.5apg and 1.1spg last season. She helped them to win Pac-12 Tournament and end the regular season as the second best team in the conference.
As mentioned above Roberson is just out of the college and it will be her first season as a pro.
She was voted HS All-CIF Southern Section 1st Team back in 2013 at her college time.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ITALY  


Pastore re-signs at Napoli - by Eurobasket News

Dike Napoli (Serie A1) confirmed in their roster 31-year old ex-international guard Chiara Pastore (171-86). She has played there for the last four seasons. But in 10 Serie A1 games she had just 1.8ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.4spg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Pastore's team made it to the A1 Semifinals in 2006, 2009 and 2015. She was selected to Italian League All-Star Game back in 2014.
Pastore was also a member of Italian international program for some years. She played for Italian Senior National Team between 2005 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2004 and 2006.
Pastore also represented Italy at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 3.0ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.3apg.
Pastore has played previously for six other teams: Familia Schio, CA Romagna, La Spezia, C.U.S. Chieti, Pall.Pozzuoli and Livorno.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Vigarano signs Batabe Zempare - by Eurobasket News

Meccanica Nova Vigarano (Serie A1) signed 23-year old American (has also Ghanian passport) forward Batabe Zempare (188-94, college: CSU Bakersfield, agency: LBM Management). She played last season at Huima in Finnish SM-sarja. In 13 games she had very impressive stats: 16.9ppg, 12.6rpg (leader !!!), 1.2apg and 1.2spg. Great season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Finnish League Honorable Mention. Zempare also played that season for Neftochimic in Bulgarian NBL where in three games she recorded 14.0ppg, 15.0rpg, 2.7apg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Zempare's team made it to the WAC Tournament Semifinals for three years in a row (between 2014 and 2016). She was also voted All-WAC 1st Team in 2016 at her college time.
Zempare graduated from Cal State - Bakersfield in 2016 and it is her second season as a professional player.

Meccanica Nova Vigarano roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Benedetta Bagnara
Rosa Cupido
Erica Reggiani
Giulia Natali
Alice Prisco

Forwards:
Irene Cigliani
Batabe Zempare
Rebecca Ferraro
Caterina Gilli

Centers:
Emilia Bove
Giulia Vanin
Silvia Nativi

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  LITHUANIA  


Sofija Aleksandravicius (ex Vigarano) is a newcomer at Basket Gdynia - by Lukasz Lukaszewski

Basket 90 Gdynia (TBLK) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American (has also Lithuanian passport) forward Sofija Aleksandravicius (196-91, college: Davidson, agency: LBM Management). She played last season at Meccanica Nova Vigarano in Italian Serie A1. In 26 games she recorded 14.7ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.1apg and 1.3spg. Great season indeed as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian A1 Honorable Mention and All-Bosmans Team.
The previous (15-16) season Aleksandravicius played at Angers - Union Feminine Basket 49 in French LFB where in 26 games she averaged 10.4ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.0apg. She also played 9 games in Eurocup where she had 10.2ppg, 6.9rpg, 2.2apg and 1.2bpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Aleksandravicius was voted All-Southern Conf. Player of the Year back in 2013 at her college time.
Aleksandravicius has played previously professionally in Belgium (Belfius Namur) and Lithuania (Kibirkstis).
She attended Davidson College until 2013 and it will be her fifth season as a professional player.

Basket 90 Gdynia roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Kamila Podgorna

Forwards:
Sofija Aleksandravicius
Amalia Rembiszewska
Marta Marcinkowska

Center:
Kristine Vitola

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  MALAYSIA  


Schedule for Scotland Senior Women Malaysia Trip confirmed - by Eurobasket News

basketballscotland are excited to announce that the Scotland Senior Women will embark on an important trip to Malaysia later this Summer. The team will participate in an International Test Tournament to be hosted by the Malaysian Federation which will take place in Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur, and will run from 13th - 17th June. Scotland's Senior Women will go head-to-head with fellow Commonwealth Nation Malaysia, as well as two regional teams from China and another two regional teams from Taiwan. The team's trip to Asia will play a pivotal part in the Senior Women's preparations for next year's Commonwealth Games which will take place on the Gold Coast, Australia. Women's National Performance Coach, Bart Sengers , is excited about his side's upcoming trip and believes it will be a good test for his team: 'This is a great opportunity for our team to compete internationally. Trips like this always help to bring a team together and it will be a great test for all of the players that are selected. We're excited to start camp later this week with all eyes on securing qualification for next year's Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.' Head of Basketball at basketballscotland Barry Lang added: 'We're delighted to be sending our Women's team to Malaysia for this tournament. The team at basketballscotland have been working hard in the background to secure competitive games for both our Men's and Women's programmes and this will be a really exciting opportunity for those players involved.' basketballscotland CEO, Kevin Pringle commented: "This is an important trip for the Senior Women programme. Everyone is aware of how important this summer is for Gold Coast qualification and I would like to thank sportscotland and Commonwealth Games Scotland for their continued support of our Performance programmes. This will be a memorable trip for all selected athletes and I wish them the best of luck."
The Scotland Senior Women's tournament schedule is as follows:
Wednesday 14th June
Shanghai vs Scotland Senior Women (7am BST tip-off)

Thursday 15th June
Scotland vs Nan Shan (7am BST tip-off)

Friday 16th June
Malaysia vs Scotland (1.30pm BST tip-off)

Saturday 17th June
Scotland vs Fo Guang (7am BST tip-off).
Courtesy of: basketballscotland.co.uk



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  MEXICO  


Mexican U16 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Mariann Cardoso
Cardoso
Alejandra Arreola
Arreola
Karina Esquer
Esquer
Irais Aguilera
Aguilera
Mariana Rodriguez
Rodriguez
#e#5
4Keyla Romo 168-SG-02
5Katia Gallegos 166-SF-01
6Martha Tapia 170-SF-01
7Ingrid Mendez 168-SG-01
8Mariann Cardoso 160-PG-01
9Adriana Salinas 181-PF-01
10Alejandra Arreola 181-G/F-01
11Aixchel Hernandez 182-C-03
12Gloria Garcia 168-SF-01
13Karina Esquer 170-F-00
14Irais Aguilera 179-PF-02
15Mariana Rodriguez 181-C-01

Pedro Ramos Head Coach



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  MONTENEGRO  


Jovanovic's 28 points help Montenegro prevail Slovenia - by Zeljko Zule

Montengro defeated Slovenia 72-59 in Podgorica for their second win in pre-European Championship warmups. Milica Jovanovic (189-F/C-89) scored 28 points on shooting 11-of-14 from the field including 6-of-8 behind the 3-point arc. Irena Matovic (186-F-88), Angelica Robinson (197-F-87, college: Georgia) and Kristina Rakovic (186-F/C-94) all aded 10 points. Montenegro, who never trailed, opened the game with a 13-4 run and had their largest lead of the contest at 50-32 in the third quarter.

Montenegro-Slovenia 72-59 (9-4, 21-18, 22-16, 20-21)
Montenegro: Matovic 10 (0-2), *Skerovic 8 (2-2), Vucetic, Popovic 2, Milosev, Aleksic, *Mujovic 4 (2-2), *Perovanovic, Pasic DNP, *Jovanovic 28, *Robinson 10 (2-2), Rakovic 10, Vucetic-Pejovic DNP. Coach: Iniguez.
Slovenia: Ljubenovic DNP, *Oblak 7 (3-3), Zdolsek 2, *Erkic 5, Prezelj, Abramovic 3, Rupnik DNP, *Baric 12 (2-2), Jakovina DNP, *Pirsic 5 (1-2), *Lisec 14, Trebec, Evans 11 (5-8), Ocvirk DNP. Coach: Grgic.



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  NCAA1  


Knee issues force UNT forward Mabodu to give up basketball - by Eurobasket News

Tosin Mabodu (6'1''-C), a forward who was entering her senior season with the North Texas women's basketball team, has been forced to give up the game due to knee injuries that have hampered her since the end of last season. The Murray State transfer averaged 3.0 points and 2.8 rebounds while starting 11 games last season. Mabodu missed the final eight games due to knee problems. UNT had hoped that offseason surgery would allow Mabodu to recover and play this fall. Those hopes went unrealized when doctors determined Mabodu needed microfracture surgery. UNT coach Jalie Mitchell confirmed Tuesday evening that Mabodu's career is over. "Her knee has degenerated to the point it will affect her for the rest of her life," Mitchell said. "It was going to cause more damage if she continued to play." Mabodu will remain with the program in a coaching role. UNT moved quickly to fill Mabodu's spot on its roster by signing Callie Owens. The sophomore transferred from Pacific last week. "It's disappointing," Mitchell said of losing Mabodu. "She received our most improved player award last year, but she will be around the program. "She will be like a graduate assistant and will be great at it." Mabodu posted the best games of her career last season. She recorded a double-double with a career-high 18 points and 10 rebounds against Tulsa in December. Mabodu also grabbed 10 rebounds in a game against Charlotte. UNT will have several other post players returning who could help fill the void left by Mabodu. Micayla Buckner scored a season-high 10 points and blocked three shots in a Conference USA tournament game against UAB. Madison Townley showed potential as a freshman. Justis Szczepanski, a 6-3 forward, will be eligible this season after transferring from Baylor. "We have several returners whom we feel good about in the post," Mitchell said. "We have bodies at that position."
Courtesy of: dentonrc.com



Robyne Bostick rounds out UMKC women's basketball coaching staff - by Eurobasket News

UMKC head women's basketball coach Jacie Hoyt-Capra finalized her coaching staff on Tuesday with the hiring of Robyne Bostick as associate head coach. 'Robyne will be a great asset to our staff and team because she has a great basketball mind,' commented Hoyt. 'Her diverse background as a player and coach will have an immediate impact on the floor in practices and in games.' Bostick enters her first season at UMKC after leading the way as interim head coach at Northern Arizona University for the 2016-17 season. Overall, Bostick played a vital role on the Lumberjacks' coaching staff for five seasons, working primarily with the team's post players. She will continue post player development on Hoyt's staff, as well as work on the implementation of offensive and defensive strategies and scheduling. 'I am truly grateful for the opportunity to join Jacie's staff, the UMKC Athletics family and the Kansas City community,' commented Bostick. 'Jacie has a clear plan for turning the women's basketball program into a championship team and I am very excited to help make that happen.' While at Northern Arizona University, Bostick coached two players who earned the Big Sky Outstanding Freshman award, eight players who were named to the Academic All-Conference team, including a two time Academic All-American, as well as five players who earned all-conference recognition. Bostick has over 10 years of collegiate women's basketball coaching experience, all at the Division-I level, and joined the Lumberjacks coaching staff after serving as the associate coach at Long Island University. She has also served as an assistant coach at Princeton, Air Force, Vanderbilt, and James Madison. From 2004 to 2006, Bostick worked as a morale, welfare, and recreation supervisor on United States military bases in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Bostick is a member of the Philadelphia Big 5 Hall of Fame after a storied playing career at Saint Joseph's University. As a senior, Bostick led the Hawks in scoring (15.3 points per game) and rebounding (7.6 rebounds per game). As SJU's captain, she earned a multitude of awards following that season, as she was named a Kodak District II All-American, first-team All-Atlantic 10 and Most Valuable Player of the Hawk Classic. She was the Big 5 Rookie of the Year in 1991 and currently ranks 10th on the all-time field goal percentage list (.494). Bostick helped lead Saint Joseph's to a Big 5 title during each of her four seasons and was inducted to the school's Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000. Bostick graduated from Saint Joseph's in 1993 with a bachelor's in Psychology and earned a master's degree in Sports and Exercise Science with an emphasis in Sport Administration from Northern Colorado in 2009.
Courtesy of: umkckangaroos.com



Radford adds JMU transfer Savannah Felgemacher - by Eurobasket News

Savannah Felgemacher (6'3''-F), a 6-foot-3 forward from Church Hill, Tenn., has joined the Radford women's basketball team after competing for James Madison of Colonial Athletic Association the last two seasons. Felgemacher will sit out the 2017-18 season per NCAA requirements and will have two years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2018-19. "We are thrilled to announce that Savannah will be joining our basketball program this summer. When we heard that she was leaving JMU, we knew immediately that she would be someone that we would love to have in our program," said head coach Mike McGuire. "Savannah has been forthcoming with her thought process and we are really excited about her joining our program. Savannah will immediately add versatility, skill, and athleticism to our team." In two seasons at James Madison, Felgemacher appeared in 56 games, earning four starts, including a start against Radford in the 2017 WNIT First Round matchup. In the matchup, Felgemacher finished with 11 points and 14 rebounds for her third career double-double. Felgemacher totaled 173 points (3.1 ppg) and 206 rebounds (3.7) in her time as a Duke, while averaging 11.6 minutes per game. In her collegiate debut against Longwood (Nov. 15, 2015), Felgemacher became the first freshman under former under head coach Kenny Brooks to notch a double-double in a season opener (17 points, 12 rebounds). "She runs the floor extremely well and is a relentless, instinctive rebounder. I am excited she will have this academic year to get acclimated to Radford University, our program and the Big South Conference," McGuire added. "We will expect her to be ready to go for the 2018-19 season." Radford's second transfer from the state of Tennessee (Gaby Gilmore, 2014-16) in the McGuire era, Felgemacher was an all-county player, averaging 15.0 ppg during her prep career. Felgemacher joins previously-announced incoming freshmen Tina Lindenfeld and Laney Corbin in McGuire's 2017 class.
Courtesy of: radfordathletics.com



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  NICARAGUA  


Nicaraguan National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic


5Tisha Slate
4Iony Slate

6Jenny Salomon
7Sofia Alfaro
8Kathia Contreras
9Keyris Garcia 89
10Illiana Guerrero 87
11Gissela Rodriguez
12Yuri Garay
13Jisleny Alfaro
14Xenia Arriaza
15Tishany Hunter
16Winnie Romero
17Lais Mago 91 Leonas Nicaragua
18Linda Henriquez




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  NIGERIA  


Dynamo Novosibirsk Region tabs Evelyn Akhator - by Eurobasket News

Dynamo Novosibirsk Region (PBL) inked 22-year old Nigerian forward Evelyn Akhator (190-95, college: Kentucky). She plays in the summer at Dallas Wings (WNBA). But in 5 games she recorded just 1.0ppg.
This summer Dallas Wings selected her as third overall pick in WNBA draft.
She just graduated from University of Kentucky and it is her first season in pro basketball. Akhator's team made it to the SEC Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2016 and 2017). She received All-SEC 1st Team award in 2017 at her college time.
Akhator has played also in Nigeria (First Bank).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  PARAGUAY  


Metropolitan League Round 5: Derby game ends with Olimpia A.'s defeat of Felix Perez - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Asuncion: Olimpia A. (#4) and Felix Perez (#3). Olimpia A. (2-3) crushed visiting Felix Perez (2-3) by 30 points 77-47. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Felix Perez. Olimpia A. moved-up to third place, which they share with defeated Felix Perez.
An interesting game for Sol de Amer. (6-0) which hosted in second-ranked Libertad (3-3). Leader Sol de Amer. had an easy win 118-53. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Libertad. Undefeated Sol de Amer. have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 6-0 record. Libertad at the other side keeps the second position with two games lost.

Olimpia A. - Felix Perez 77-47

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Asuncion: Olimpia A. (#4) and Felix Perez (#3). Olimpia A. (3-3) crushed visiting Felix Perez (2-4) by 30 points 77-47. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Felix Perez. Paola Ferrari (178-G/F-85, college: Union, TN, agency: ProDep Management) scored 31 points to lead the winners. Olimpia A. moved-up to third place, which they share with defeated Felix Perez.
gschID: 547799


Sol de Amer. - Libertad 118-53

An interesting game for Sol de Amer. (6-0) which hosted in second-ranked Libertad (3-3). Leader Sol de Amer. had an easy win 118-53. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Libertad. Sol de Amer. have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 6-0 record. Libertad at the other side keeps the second position with two games lost.
gschID: 547800





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  POLAND  


MKK Siedlce inks Sam Lapszynski - by Eurobasket News

PGE MKK Siedlce (TBLK) agreed terms with naturalized American center Sam Lapszynski (190, college: Niagara). She played last season at SG Weiterstadt in German 2.Bundesliga. In 20 games she had 7.9ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.7apg. Quite impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga South 3rd Team.
Lapszynski's team made it to the MAAC Tournament Semifinals in 2013.
She graduated from Niagara University in 2016 and it is her second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @610Sportsusa)

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Kahleah Copper is a newcomer at Basket Gdynia - by Eurobasket News

Basket 90 Gdynia (TBLK) added to their roster 23-year old American forward Kahleah Copper (185-94, college: Rutgers, agency: LBM Management). She plays this summer at Chicago Sky (WNBA). In 8 games she recorded 5.5ppg and 1.6rpg. The last season Copper played at Castors Braine in Belgian league where in 6 Eurocup games she averaged 15.0ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.0spg.
Last year she was drafted by Washington Mystics (WNBA) in first round (7th overall).
Copper attended Rutgers, The State University until 2016 and it is her second season in pro basketball.

Basket 90 Gdynia roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Kamila Podgorna

Forwards:
Sofija Aleksandravicius
Amalia Rembiszewska
Marta Marcinkowska

Center:
Kristine Vitola

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sofija Aleksandravicius (ex Vigarano) is a newcomer at Basket Gdynia - by Lukasz Lukaszewski

Basket 90 Gdynia (TBLK) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American (has also Lithuanian passport) forward Sofija Aleksandravicius (196-91, college: Davidson, agency: LBM Management). She played last season at Meccanica Nova Vigarano in Italian Serie A1. In 26 games she recorded 14.7ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.1apg and 1.3spg. Great season indeed as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian A1 Honorable Mention and All-Bosmans Team.
The previous (15-16) season Aleksandravicius played at Angers - Union Feminine Basket 49 in French LFB where in 26 games she averaged 10.4ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.0apg. She also played 9 games in Eurocup where she had 10.2ppg, 6.9rpg, 2.2apg and 1.2bpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Aleksandravicius was voted All-Southern Conf. Player of the Year back in 2013 at her college time.
Aleksandravicius has played previously professionally in Belgium (Belfius Namur) and Lithuania (Kibirkstis).
She attended Davidson College until 2013 and it will be her fifth season as a professional player.

Basket 90 Gdynia roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Kamila Podgorna

Forwards:
Sofija Aleksandravicius
Amalia Rembiszewska
Marta Marcinkowska

Center:
Kristine Vitola

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Energa Torun tabs Miriam Uro-Nile, ex Tim-Scuf - by Lukasz Lukaszewski

Energa Torun (TBLK) inked 23-year old Ukrainian ex-international center Miriam Uro-Nile (188-94, agency: LBM Management). She played most recently at Tim-Scuf in Ukrainian Superleague. In 16 games she averaged impressive 20.6ppg, 8.4rpg, 2.3apg and 1.8spg last season. Uro-Nile helped them to win the Superleague title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place. They also made it to the Cup final (twice). A very good season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague 2nd Team. Uro-Nile also played 11 games in Baltic League where she had very remarkable stats: 19.9ppg, 8.4rpg, 1.8apg and 1.9spg.
The previous (15-16) season Uro-Nile played at Gorizont in Belarusian Premier League. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and she had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 28 games she recorded 6.7ppg and 5.9rpg. Uro-Nile contributed to her team winning the Belarusian League title (twice) and the cup (also twice). She also played 7 games in Baltic League where she got 10.1ppg, 5.4rpg and 2.1spg. Uro-Nile also played 7 games in EEWBL where she got 6.6ppg and 5.4rpg.
Uro-Nile was also a member of Ukrainian international program for some years. She played for Ukrainian Senior National Team between 2014 and 2015 and previously for U18 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Uro-Nile also represented Ukraine at the European Championships U20 for Women in Udine (Italy) three years ago. Her stats at that event were 5 games: Score-1 (18.0ppg), 6.2rpg, 1.4spg, FGP: 46.7%, 3PT: 19.4%, FT: 72.7%.
Uro-Nile has played also professionally in France (Dunkerque).

Energa Torun roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Agnieszka Skobel
Darxia Morris
Dalia Belickaite

Forward:
Emilia Tlumak

Center:
Miriam Uro-Nile

Coach: Algirdas Paulauskas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  PORTUGAL  


Dickey's pro career starts at Boa Viagem - by Eurobasket News

Boa Viagem-Angra-Acore (Liga Feminina) landed American guard Sara Dickey (180). She just graduated from Evansville (NCAA). Dickey has played there for the last four years. In 29 games she averaged 14.8ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.6apg and 1.2spg last season. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in her career as she was selected to All-MVC 1st Team.
As mentioned above Dickey is just out of the college and it will be her first season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @610Sportsusa)

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  PUERTO RICO  


Puerto Rican U16 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Keysha Santiago
Santiago
Sherly Garcia
Garcia
Jacqueline Vargas-Bines
Vargas-Bines
Angelee Rodriguez
Rodriguez
Giana Boulden
Boulden
#e#5
4Valeria Verdejo 177-SF-01
5Carla Colon 177-C-01
6Keysha Santiago 162-PG-01
7Marieliz Martinez 170-SF-01
8Sariana Rodriguez 177-F-01
9Abeliz Rodriguez 177-F-02
10Sherly Garcia 170-SF-02
11Maria Aviles 175-C-01
12Jacqueline Vargas-Bines 190-C-02
13Angelee Rodriguez 182-C-02
14Giana Boulden 177-PG-02
15Josiany Canales 167-PG-02

Luis Morillo Head Coach



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  ROMANIA  


CS SCM Timisoara wins Liga 1 - by Eurobasket News

CS SCM Timisoara won Liga 1 in Romania. They managed to finish on top of the Final Stage with a 2-1 record after a 68-46 win against CS Agronomia Bucuresti. Selena Kirberg (178-G-95) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and Cristina Badi (180-PF-93) brought 16. Adina Pop (173-G-88) notched 9, whilst Monika Boriga (176-G/F-74) poured in 7. Corina Stanga (180-G-91) replied with 11 points and 9 rebounds in a loss.
CS Rapid Bucuresti finished second with 2-1 record as in the game against CS SCM Timisoara they lost 62-68.



Diana Moraru agreed terms with Cluj Napoca - by Greg

CS Universitatea Cluj Napoca (Liga Nationala) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old small forward Diana Moraru (181-93) from ICIM Arad. In 19 Liga Nationala games she recorded 3.6ppg and 1.2rpg last season.
Among other achievements her team won Romanian Cup in 2011 and 2014.
Moraru has played previously for two other teams: Olimpia and Timisoara.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  RUSSIA  


Enisey keeps Dorovskikh for another season - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarski kraj (PBL) re-signed 27-year old forward Natalya Dorovskikh (186-90). She played there last season. In two Eurocup games she averaged 6.0ppg, 1.0rpg, 2.0apg and 1.0spg.
The previous (15-16) season Dorovskikh played at Dynamo where in 28 games she had 12.9ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.9apg.
Her team was regular season runner-up in Russian Superleague in 2014.
Dorovskikh was a member of Russian U20 National Team back in 2010.
She has played previously for four other teams: Vologda Chevakata, Kazanochka, Energy Ivanovo and Vologda-Chevakata 2nd team.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Dynamo Novosibirsk Region tabs Evelyn Akhator - by Eurobasket News

Dynamo Novosibirsk Region (PBL) inked 22-year old Nigerian forward Evelyn Akhator (190-95, college: Kentucky). She plays in the summer at Dallas Wings (WNBA). But in 5 games she recorded just 1.0ppg.
This summer Dallas Wings selected her as third overall pick in WNBA draft.
She just graduated from University of Kentucky and it is her first season in pro basketball. Akhator's team made it to the SEC Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2016 and 2017). She received All-SEC 1st Team award in 2017 at her college time.
Akhator has played also in Nigeria (First Bank).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Russia top Ukraine in Greece - by Eurobasket News

Russia - Ukraine 73:67

Russia victoriously opened their campaign at the friendly tournament in Greece. They edged Ukraine in the opener. Maria Vadeeva (193-C-98) posted 23 points to lead the winners.
Russia eked out a 20:18 lead after the opening frame. The teams went neck and neck throughout the second term. Russia secured a narrow 36:35 halftime lead. They extended the margin in the third term. Russia entered the fourth frame up by 6 points 58:52. They protected the lead throughout the final stanza and marched to the win. Epiphanny Prince (175-G-88, college: Rutgers) accounted for 12 points, while Eugeniya Belyakova (182-SF-86, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) added 10 points in the victory. Alina Iagupova (186-G/F-92, agency: LBM Management) responded with 23 points for Ukraine. Olesia Malashenko (191-PF-91, agency: LBM Management) tossed in 12 points in the loss.

Russia: Maria Vadeeva 23, Epiphanny Prince 12, Eugeniya Belyakova 10
Ukraine: Alina Iagupova 23, Olesia Malashenko 12



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  SCOTLAND  


Schedule for Scotland Senior Women Malaysia Trip confirmed - by Eurobasket News

basketballscotland are excited to announce that the Scotland Senior Women will embark on an important trip to Malaysia later this Summer. The team will participate in an International Test Tournament to be hosted by the Malaysian Federation which will take place in Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur, and will run from 13th - 17th June. Scotland's Senior Women will go head-to-head with fellow Commonwealth Nation Malaysia, as well as two regional teams from China and another two regional teams from Taiwan. The team's trip to Asia will play a pivotal part in the Senior Women's preparations for next year's Commonwealth Games which will take place on the Gold Coast, Australia. Women's National Performance Coach, Bart Sengers , is excited about his side's upcoming trip and believes it will be a good test for his team: 'This is a great opportunity for our team to compete internationally. Trips like this always help to bring a team together and it will be a great test for all of the players that are selected. We're excited to start camp later this week with all eyes on securing qualification for next year's Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.' Head of Basketball at basketballscotland Barry Lang added: 'We're delighted to be sending our Women's team to Malaysia for this tournament. The team at basketballscotland have been working hard in the background to secure competitive games for both our Men's and Women's programmes and this will be a really exciting opportunity for those players involved.' basketballscotland CEO, Kevin Pringle commented: "This is an important trip for the Senior Women programme. Everyone is aware of how important this summer is for Gold Coast qualification and I would like to thank sportscotland and Commonwealth Games Scotland for their continued support of our Performance programmes. This will be a memorable trip for all selected athletes and I wish them the best of luck."
The Scotland Senior Women's tournament schedule is as follows:
Wednesday 14th June
Shanghai vs Scotland Senior Women (7am BST tip-off)

Thursday 15th June
Scotland vs Nan Shan (7am BST tip-off)

Friday 16th June
Malaysia vs Scotland (1.30pm BST tip-off)

Saturday 17th June
Scotland vs Fo Guang (7am BST tip-off).
Courtesy of: basketballscotland.co.uk



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  SERBIA  


Avenir keeps Marjanovic for another season - by Eurobasket News

Avenir Basket Chartres (LF2) re-signed 26-year old Serbian ex-international center Milena Marjanovic (193-91). She played there last season. In only one LF2 game she had 3 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist.
The previous (15-16) season Marjanovic played at Montbrison Feminines BC where in 9 LF2 games she averaged 14.3ppg, 10.4rpg, 1.0apg and 1.4bpg.
Her team made it to the Serbian Cup Final Four in 2013. Marjanovic was a member of Serbian Senior National Team in 2014.
She has played previously professionally in Romania (Timisoara) and Serbia (ZKK Vrsac, ZKK Kraljevo and Radnicki Kragujevac).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SLOVENIA  


First loss for Slovenia in pre-EC warmups - by Zeljko Zule

Montengro handed Slovenia their first loss in pre-EuroBasket warmups, 59-72 in Podgorica. Eva Lisec (192-C-95) had 14 points and 10 rebounds, Nika Baric (169-PG-92) scored 12 points and Shante Evans (184-F/C-91, college: Hofstra) 11. Slovenia never lead and trailed by as many as 18 points late in the third quarter. Slovenia shot a miserable 2-15 from the field in the opening quarter and were down 4-13 late in the second quarter.
Milica Jovanovic (189-F/C-89) led Montenegro with 28 points on shooting 11-of-14 from the field. Irena Matovic (186-F-88), Angelica Robinson (197-F-87, college: Georgia) and Kristina Rakovic (186-F/C-94) all aded 10 points.

Montenegro-Slovenia 72-59 (9-4, 21-18, 22-16, 20-21)
Montenegro: Matovic 10 (0-2), *Skerovic 8 (2-2), Vucetic, Popovic 2, Milosev, Aleksic, *Mujovic 4 (2-2), *Perovanovic, Pasic DNP, *Jovanovic 28, *Robinson 10 (2-2), Rakovic 10, Vucetic-Pejovic DNP. Coach: Iniguez.
Slovenia: Ljubenovic DNP, *Oblak 7 (3-3), Zdolsek 2, *Erkic 5, Prezelj, Abramovic 3, Rupnik DNP, *Baric 12 (2-2), Jakovina DNP, *Pirsic 5 (1-2), *Lisec 14, Trebec, Evans 11 (5-8), Ocvirk DNP. Coach: Grgic.




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  SOUTH KOREA  


Olympiacos tab Victoria Macaulay, ex S-Birds - by Eurobasket News

Olympiacos Pireus (A1) inked 27-year old American power forward Victoria Macaulay (193-90, college: Temple, agency: Two Points). She played most recently at S-Birds in South Korean WKBL. In 5 games she averaged 8.6ppg and 6.2rpg last season. Macaulay also played that season for Cavigal Nice Basket 06 in French league where in 8 Eurocup games she had 14.4ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.3apg and 1.4spg.
Among other achievements her team made it to the Italian A1 Semifinals in 2015. Macaulay received also Eurobasket.com All-Italian A1 Honorable Mention award in 2014 and 2015.
She has played also professionally in Poland (Energa Torun), WNBA (Indiana Fever and Chicago Sky) and Italy (Parma and Napoli).
Macaulay attended Temple University until 2013 and it will be her fifth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SPAIN  


Kraker inks at Cadi La Seu at the beginning of her pro career - by Eurobasket News

Cadi La Seu D'urgell (LFB) added to their roster American forward Mehryn Kraker (183, agency: LBM Management). Kraker just graduated from Green Bay (NCAA). She has played there for the last five years. In 33 games she recorded very impressive stats: 17.6ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.6apg and 1.4spg last season. Kraker helped them to win Horizon League Tournament. A very spectacular season in her career as she was selected All-Horizon League Player of the Year and voted to All-Horizon League 1st Team and voted to Horizon League All-Tournament Team.
This summer she was drafted by Washington Mystics (WNBA) in third round (27th overall).
Kraker just graduated from Green Bay and it is her first season in pro basketball.

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

Guards:
Yurena Diaz
Ariadna Pujol

Forwards:
Mehryn Kraker
Caitlyn Ramirez

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Al-Qazeres keep coach Carbajal at helm - by Eurobasket News

CB Al-Qazeres Extremadura (LFB) confirmed on their bench 37-year old head coach Jacinto Carbajal. Carbajal has coached there for the last five years.
He won Spanish LF2 championship title in 2014.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Brown starts her pro career at Bembibre - by Eurobasket News

Embutidos Pajariel Bembibre PDM (LFB) agreed terms with 22-year old American guard Brittany Brown (173-95). Brown just graduated from Florida State University (NCAA). She has played there for the last four years. In 35 games she had 9.8ppg, 5.6rpg, 4.9apg and 2.5spg last season. Brown helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Atlantic Coast Conference and they also made it to the NCAA Elite Eight.
As mentioned above she is just out of the college and it will be her first season as a pro.
Brown played in the final of ACC Tournament in 2015.

Embutidos Pajariel Bembibre PDM roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Brittany Brown

Forwards:
Jovana Pasic
Elin Gustavsson
Kristina Rakovic

Centers:
Bineta Ndoye
Quinn Urbaniak-Dornstauder

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  TURKEY  


Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TKBL Awards 2017 - by Eurobasket Center

Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TKBL 1st Team 2017
Esen Ozdemir
Ozdemir
Shay Selby
Selby
Danaejah Grant
Grant
Sharon Houston
Houston
Aisha Mohammed
Mohammed

Player of the Year: Sharon Houston (191-F/C-88) of Elazig
Guard of the Year: Shay Selby (175-G-90) of Bodrum
Forward of the Year: Sharon Houston (191-F/C-88) of Elazig
Center of the Year: Aisha Mohammed (191-C-85) of Ormanspor
Defensive Player of the Year: Sharon Houston (191-F/C-88) of Elazig
Domestic Player of the Year: Esen Ozdemir (PG-89) of Elazig
Import of the Year: Sharon Houston (191-F/C-88) of Elazig

1st Team
PG: Esen Ozdemir (PG-89) of Elazig
G: Shay Selby (175-G-90) of Bodrum
G: Danaejah Grant (175-G-94) of Edremit
F/C: Sharon Houston (191-F/C-88) of Elazig
C: Aisha Mohammed (191-C-85) of Ormanspor

2nd Team
G: Nihan Demirkol (172-G-92) of Ormanspor
G: Tugce Kanat (173-G-85) of Orduspor
F: Betul Pehlivan (178-F-88) of Edremit
C: Sasha Goodlett (195-C-90) of Mersin Univ.
C: Nadia Parker (191-C-87) of Mersin Gelisim

Honorable Mention
Chanita Jordan (196-C-87) of Bornova
Arhonda Covington (185-F-85) of Edirne
Olena Staschuk (192-C-85) of Urla BLD
Whitney Jones (183-C-87) of Izmit
Yanique Gordon (193-F/C-91) of Orduspor
Saynur Tozlu (189-PF-86) of Edremit
Hande Celebi (90) of Cankaya
Tugce Kanat (173-G-85) of Orduspor
Derin Yaya (174-C-97) of TED Ankara
Gulsah Akkaya (181-F-77) of Bornova
Corinne Costa (193-F) of Mersin Kurtulus
Fahriye Bayraktar (185-SF-95) of Mersin BSB
Ebru Torun (F-87) of Yalova Vip

All-Domestic Players Team
PG: Esen Ozdemir (PG-89) of Elazig
G: Nihan Demirkol (172-G-92) of Ormanspor
G: Tugce Kanat (173-G-85) of Orduspor
PF: Saynur Tozlu (189-PF-86) of Edremit
F: Betul Pehlivan (178-F-88) of Edremit

All-Imports Team
G: Shay Selby (175-G-90) of Bodrum
G: Danaejah Grant (175-G-94) of Edremit
F/C: Sharon Houston (191-F/C-88) of Elazig
C: Aisha Mohammed (191-C-85) of Ormanspor
C: Nadia Parker (191-C-87) of Mersin Gelisim



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  UKRAINE  


Energa Torun tabs Miriam Uro-Nile, ex Tim-Scuf - by Lukasz Lukaszewski

Energa Torun (TBLK) inked 23-year old Ukrainian ex-international center Miriam Uro-Nile (188-94, agency: LBM Management). She played most recently at Tim-Scuf in Ukrainian Superleague. In 16 games she averaged impressive 20.6ppg, 8.4rpg, 2.3apg and 1.8spg last season. Uro-Nile helped them to win the Superleague title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place. They also made it to the Cup final (twice). A very good season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague 2nd Team. Uro-Nile also played 11 games in Baltic League where she had very remarkable stats: 19.9ppg, 8.4rpg, 1.8apg and 1.9spg.
The previous (15-16) season Uro-Nile played at Gorizont in Belarusian Premier League. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and she had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 28 games she recorded 6.7ppg and 5.9rpg. Uro-Nile contributed to her team winning the Belarusian League title (twice) and the cup (also twice). She also played 7 games in Baltic League where she got 10.1ppg, 5.4rpg and 2.1spg. Uro-Nile also played 7 games in EEWBL where she got 6.6ppg and 5.4rpg.
Uro-Nile was also a member of Ukrainian international program for some years. She played for Ukrainian Senior National Team between 2014 and 2015 and previously for U18 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Uro-Nile also represented Ukraine at the European Championships U20 for Women in Udine (Italy) three years ago. Her stats at that event were 5 games: Score-1 (18.0ppg), 6.2rpg, 1.4spg, FGP: 46.7%, 3PT: 19.4%, FT: 72.7%.
Uro-Nile has played also professionally in France (Dunkerque).

Energa Torun roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Agnieszka Skobel
Darxia Morris
Dalia Belickaite

Forward:
Emilia Tlumak

Center:
Miriam Uro-Nile

Coach: Algirdas Paulauskas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Russia top Ukraine in Greece - by Eurobasket News

Russia - Ukraine 73:67

Russia victoriously opened their campaign at the friendly tournament in Greece. They edged Ukraine in the opener. Maria Vadeeva (193-C-98) posted 23 points to lead the winners.
Russia eked out a 20:18 lead after the opening frame. The teams went neck and neck throughout the second term. Russia secured a narrow 36:35 halftime lead. They extended the margin in the third term. Russia entered the fourth frame up by 6 points 58:52. They protected the lead throughout the final stanza and marched to the win. Epiphanny Prince (175-G-88, college: Rutgers) accounted for 12 points, while Eugeniya Belyakova (182-SF-86, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) added 10 points in the victory. Alina Iagupova (186-G/F-92, agency: LBM Management) responded with 23 points for Ukraine. Olesia Malashenko (191-PF-91, agency: LBM Management) tossed in 12 points in the loss.

Russia: Maria Vadeeva 23, Epiphanny Prince 12, Eugeniya Belyakova 10
Ukraine: Alina Iagupova 23, Olesia Malashenko 12



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  WNBA  


Charles scores 18, leads Liberty to 76-61 win over Dream - by Eurobasket News

Tina Charles (6'4''-C-88, college: Connecticut) and Kiah Stokes (6'3''-C-93, college: Connecticut) have been dominating the boards lately, and that has translated into wins for the New York Liberty. Charles had 18 points and 15 rebounds while Stokes added a career-best 17 boards to help the Liberty beat the Dream 76-61 on Wednesday in the annual school day matinee game. It's the second time in three games that the Liberty held a double-digit advantage in rebounding. "Our coaches stress we have to box out and rebound to be a good defensive team," Stokes said. "The fact Tina and I both had a lot shows how important we are to this team in rebounding. As long as we keep it up, we'll be a good team." New York held Atlanta to just 27 percent shooting, including the Dream going 1-for-13 from behind the 3-point line. "We got killed on the boards and when you can't rebound you have less possession," Atlanta center Elizabeth Williams (6'3''-C/F-93, college: Duke) said. "We didn't shoot well, that was clear. When you're not rebounding the ball, it's hard." Sugar Rodgers (5'11''-G-89, college: Georgetown) added 16 points for the Liberty (5-3), who have won three straight games. New York jumped all over Atlanta (4-3), scoring the game's first seven points. After the Dream tied it at 7-all, the Liberty scored 15 of the next 21 points to take command. Charles scored 11 in the opening quarter and had 17 at halftime. The Liberty led 47-29 at the half. Atlanta cut its deficit to 10 heading into the final period but could get only within eight. Rookie Brittney Sykes (5'9''-G-94, college: Syracuse, agency: LBM Management) and Tiffany Hayes (5'10''-G-89, college: Connecticut) led the Dream with 14 points. "I came full circle and it was surreal," said Sykes, who grew up in Newark, New Jersey. "When the Liberty were in Newark playing at the Prudential Center, I used to go to every single game with my high school teammates. For summers I watched them play. To be in the league I watched growing up is crazy."
Courtesy of: hickoryrecord.com




Storm win 1st road game of year to keep Stars winless 85-76 - by Eurobasket News

Breanna Stewart (6'4''-F-94, college: Connecticut) scored a season-high 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds, Alysha Clark (5'10''-F-87, college: Middle Tenn.St.) added 17 points, and the Seattle Storm beat the winless San Antonio Stars 85-76 on Tuesday night. Seattle had a 21-point lead early in the fourth quarter but San Antonio pulled to 75-69 with 2:49 left after Moriah Jefferson (5'7''-PG-94, college: Connecticut)'s back-to-back jumpers. Seattle responded with six straight points - four by Crystal Langhorne (6'2''-F/C-86, college: Maryland) - for an 81-69 lead. Langhorne scored 14 points, and Sue Bird and Jewell Loyd each added 10 for Seattle (5-2), which won its first road game this season. Seattle had 12 assists on 15 field goals in the first half and shot 53.6 percent to build a 43-33 lead. Loyd went coast-to-coast to end the third for a 66-49 lead as the Storm outscored San Antonio 23-16 in the quarter. Kayla McBride (5'11''-G-92, college: Notre Dame) led San Antonio (0-8) with 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting. Jefferson and Isabelle Harrison (6'3''-C-93, college: Tennessee) had 10 apiece, and former Washington Husky Kelsey Plum (5'8''-G-94, college: Washington) was held to six points.
Courtesy of: seattlepi.com